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Lafferre, Donald E. Lafferre

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

      Donald E. Lafferre, 78, of 41601 Sandbar Road, Lewisville, Ohio died Thursday, April 12, 2007 at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.  He was born at Lewisville, Ohio on March 28, 1929 a son of the late Howard and Wilma Stoffel Lafferre.

      He was a graduate of Lewisville High School, Lewisville, Ohio; a lifetime farmer and oil and gas producer; a member of the Stafford United Methodist Church, Stafford, Ohio; a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Anti-Aircraft Artillery and 1st Guided Missile Center, Ft. Bliss, Texas during the Korean War; over 50 year member of the Stafford Lodge #300 F.&A.M; member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Cambridge, Ohio; member of the Aladdin Shrine; member of the Belmont/Monroe Farm Service Agency with over 50 years of service; former member of the Monroe County Fair Board and a devoted supporter of area athletics.

      Surviving are his wife, Ruth Martin Lafferre of 53 years whom he married on November 22, 1953; one daughter: Karen (Dick) Sulsberger of Woodsfield, Ohio; three sons: Kirk (Karen) Lafferre, Kevin (Kris) Lafferre and Kasey (Patty) Lafferre all of Lewisville, Ohio; two sisters: Virginia Rohr of Columbus, Ohio and Shirley (Eugene) Evans of Baltimore, Ohio; ten grandchildren: Keith Lafferre, Abby (Bill) Sulsberger Roen, Karrie Lafferre, Ryan Sulsberger, Trent Lafferre, Louis Sulsberger, Lynsey Lafferre, Kelsey Lafferre, Korey Lafferre and Kimberly Lafferre.

      In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, H. Rick Rohr.

      Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 1-9 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2007 with Rev. Gary Fitzgerald and Rev. Tom Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville, Ohio with full military graveside services.  Masonic services will be held at 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Lallathin, Florence Lallathin nee Lude

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

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

    Preceded in death by 1 brother: Wilbur Lude.

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

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

 

Lallathin, Kenneth D. Lallathin

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated March 30, 2007

    Kenneth D. Lallathin, age 67, of Peavine Ridge Road, Sardis, Ohio died

Wednesday March 28, 2007 at his home. He was born August 26, 1939 in Monroe County Ohio a son of the late Brady & Rose Beckett Lallathin.

    He was a self-employed Timber Worker and Farmer.

    Preceded in death by 1 brother: Gary Lallathin, 1 sister: Waneta Ketzell.

    He is survived by his wife: Mable Eikleberry Lallathin of Sardis, Ohio, 2 sisters: Geraldine (Leslie) Minor - Westerville, Ohio, Delores (Cecil) Jones - Sardis, Ohio, Several Nieces and Nephews.

    Friends received from (2-9) p.m. Friday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday March 31, 2007. Interment in the West Union Cemetery near Sardis.

 

Lallathin, Ralph D. Lallathin

Bauer&Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 27, 2007

Ralph D. Lallathin age 85 of West Union Road, Sardis died Thursday [d. April 26, 2007] at his home. He was born June 6, 1921 in Green Township Sardis Ohio a son of the late Charles F. and Lena M. Bruney Lallathin.  He was a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ and a veteran of World War II. He was also a former employee of Sylvania Electric, Consolidated Aluminum, and North America Coal Co.

He was preceded in death by his wife: Florence Lude Lallathin and 2 sisters.

He is survived by 1 son: David Lallathin- Sardis, Ohio 1 Daughter: Peggy Jones- Bellaire, Ohio 1 Brother: Carl Lallathin- Wheeling, WV 2 Sisters: Alice Riley- Bethlehem, WV Evelyn Lallathin-Woodsfield, Ohio There will be no visitation or funeral service. Interment will be at the West Union Cemetery Sardis, Ohio at the convenience of the family. www.bauerturner.com

 

Lallathin, Wilson W. "Jim" Lallathin

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

      LALLATHIN, Wilson W. "Jim," of Naples, Fla., passed away Sunday, July 22, 2007, in the Frances Georgeson Hospice House.

      He was born July 21, 1913 in Sardis, Ohio, the son of the late Thomas H. Lallathin and Clida May Minder Lallathin.  As a young man, Jim worked with his stepfather in the oil fields of Texas. He settled in Cadiz, Ohio and worked in the coal mining industry for over 40 years, retiring in 1978 from Consol's preparation plant.

      Jim was a member of the Christian Church of Cadiz; and the UMWA Local 7690. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed watching baseball.

      In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Eugene Reef; sister, Grace; brother, Donald; and stepbrother, Woodrow Reef.

      He is survived by his wife, Hazel, who he married in 1936; son, Tom (Janet) Lallathin of Naples; half sister, Sara Reef Craig of Woodsfield, Ohio; grandchildren, Scott (Teresa) of Kernersville, N.C., Paige (Dan) Kokovich of Ostrander, Ohio, Wade (Darcy) of LaRue, Ohio; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

      Services will be held at the convenience of the family with interment in Holly Memorial Gardens in Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

      In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Wilson Lallathin to Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.

 

Lauffer, Wilma P. Lauffer

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, August 30, 2007

NEW MATAMORAS - Wilma P. Lauffer, 103, of Grandview Avenue, New Matamoras, died at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 28, 2007) at the Mount Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, Ky.  She was born Dec. 24, 1903, in New Matamoras, the daughter of Walter S. and Luna McVey Lauffer.  She had been employed by the Peoples Savings Bank in New Matamoras and was a life member of the Matamoras Historical Society. She was a graduate of Stover High School and the Marietta Business College. She was an 84 year member of Matamoras Chapter No. 261 Order of Eastern Star.

She is survived by one nephew, James B. Lauffer of Paintsville, Ky.; two great-nephews, Walter (Jennifer) Lauffer and Michael (Kim) Lauffer of

Paintsville, Ky.; three great-great-nephews; two great-great-nieces; one great-great-great-niece; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, James Lauffer.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras Chapel, with the Rev. Madlynne Webber officiating. Burial will be in the Matamoras Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hadley Funeral Home in New Matamoras. Eastern Star services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Send an online condolence to www.hadleyfuneralhomes.com

 

Leasure, Vivian Rose Leasure nee Moore

McVay-Perkins Obituaries, Caldwell, Ohio, dated, December 14, 2007 

Vivian Rose Leasure, age 64, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Thursday, December 13, 2007, at Genesis Good Samaritan Medical Center in Zanesville, Ohio. She was born March 14, 1943, in Summerfield, daughter of the late Blaine and Mary Washington Moore.  She was a 1961 graduate of Summerfield High School.

Vivian was retired as director after 30 years of service at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services office in Caldwell, where she began her career as a secretary.

           In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Evelyn, Betty, and Donna Lee Moore.

           Surviving are one son, Bryan A. (Lisa) Leasure of Carlisle; one sister, Marilyn June (Ronald) Wheeler of Caldwell; two grandchildren, Ryan and Janis Leasure of Carlisle; and several nieces and nephews.

           Friends may call Monday, December 17, 2007, from 5-8PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 18th at 1PM with Pastor Helen Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Eastern Cemetery in Summerfield.

 

Lee, Houston Lee

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 26, 2007

Houston Lee, age 83, of Woodsfield, Ohio died Tuesday September 25, 2007 at the Monroe County Care Center. He was born March 17, 1924 in Gurdon, Arkansas a son of the late Nora (Nanny) McKelvy Lee and Jewell Lee.

He was a Baptist by faith. Houston came to Woodsfield in 1958 and retired from Ormet Corp. in 1983 with 27 years of service. He ran a family Upholstery business for over 25 years, and was an avid Golfer.

Preceded in death by 2 brothers: Doyle Lee & Olan Lee, 1 sister: Louise Rhodes.

 He is survived by his wife of 62 years: Sue Lee of Woodsfield, Ohio, 1 son: David Lee and his wife Connie Martin Lee of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, 1 daughter: Doris Shobe and her husband Jon Shobe of Westford, Massachusetts, 4 grandchildren: David Lee, Doug Lee, Caren Shobe, & Lauren Shobe Friends received from 4 - 8 p.m. Thursday at the

Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held 3 p.m. Friday Sept. 28, 2007. Interment in the Oaklawn Cemetery Woodsfield.

 

Lee, Mary Elizabeth Lee nee Kirkbride

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, March 28, 2007

    NEW MATAMORAS - Mary Elizabeth Lee, 90, of Stover Drive, New Matamoras, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday (March 27, 2007) at her home.  She was born Nov. 16, 1916, in New Matamoras, a daughter of George and Mabel Holdren Kirkbride. She attended Matamoras Baptist Church and was a housewife. She graduated from Stover High School in New Matamoras.  On Sept. 27, 1943, she married Richard G. Lee, who preceded her in death on July 5, 2002.

    She is survived by her daughter, Carol Ann Lee of New Matamoras; one grandson, John C. Berentz (Heather) of New Matamoras; one great-grandson, John Lee Berentz of New Matamoras; one great-granddaughter, Haylee Berentz of New Matamoras; one brother, George Kirkbride (Ann) of Ft. Myers, Fla.; and several nephews and nieces.

    In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Harry Elton Lee; and one brother, June Kirkbride.

    Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras, with the Rev. Rick Smith officiating Burial will be in Matamoras Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Lewis, Elaine Lewis nee Stout

Grisell Online Obituaries, Moundsville, W.Va, dated, April 12, 2007

    Lewis, Elaine, age 87, of Diberville, Mississippi, formerly of Moundsville, WV died Tuesday, April 10, 2007.  She was born January 12, 1920 in New Martinsville, WV the daughter of the late Burton A. and Blanche Goff Stout.  She was former restaurant owner in Burnt House, WV, a member of First Christ Church, Moundsville and she and her sister, Lottie Parker enjoyed ceramics and doll making at the Senior Citizens Center.

    In addition to her parents and her sister, Lottie, she was preceded in death by five brothers; Perry, Don, Hoasy, Arthur and Burton Stout.

    Survivors include a son; Ronald Lewis of Diberville, three granddaughters, nine great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law; Frances Stout of Woodsfield, OH and Josephine Stout of Moundsville and several nieces and nephews.

    Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6-8pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11am with Rev. Charles Kemp officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.  Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 3rd & Grant Ave., Moundsville, WV 26041

 

Light, Emma Ruth Light nee Kiggans

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, June 6, 2007

    CAMBRIDGE - Emma Ruth Light, 74, of Cambridge died Monday (June 4, 2007) at The Ohio State University Medical Center-Ross Center, Columbus.  She was born Aug. 4, 1932, in New Matamoras, a daughter of the late Harry and Lera Adams Kiggans. She was a TPW aide at the former Cambridge State Hospital for 25 years. She was a Protestant by faith. She attended Brown High School. She enjoyed her flowers, bird watching, crossword puzzles, and spending time with her family.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Light, in 1972; her parents; and two brothers, Harry Kiggans Jr. and Paul Kiggans.

    She is survived by two sons, David Dickson and Miles and Linda Light of Senecaville; one daughter, Shelia Halsey of Zanesville; five brothers, William Kiggans, Dwight Kiggans, Raeford Kiggans, Skip Kiggans, and Kenny Kiggans; four sisters, Helen Burris, June Ann Adams, Mary Lou Richardson, and Barb Freeman; seven grandchildren, Paul Dickson, Angela Hanning, Joshua Halsey, Amanda Light, Elizabeth Halsey, Andrea Halsey, and Shawn Light; six great-grandchildren, Corey Hanning, Jonah Evans, Tristan Halsey, Sean Ruebush, Kalie Ruebush, and Kimmi Jarvis; one great-great-grandchild, Shane Hamilton; and several nieces and nephews.

    Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Cambridge. Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday.  Memorial contributions may be made to The American Kidney Foundation.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.thorn-blackfuneralhomes.com

 

Lisk Ida Lisk nee Connor

Grisell Online Obituaries, Sardis, Ohio, dated, October 27, 2007

      Lisk, Ida, 68, of Mound Street, Sardis, Ohio, died Thursday, October 25, 2007 at home.  She was born July 14, 1939 in Clarington, Ohio, the daughter of Edna

Mellott Conner and the late Virgil Conner.  She was a member of the Sardis Community Club; VFW Auxiliary #9930 in Duffy, Ohio; American Legion #760 in Hannibal, Ohio; a member of the Sardis Church of Christ; and a homemaker.

      In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Lisk; and two brothers, Robert Mellott and Bernard Conner.

      Survivors include a son, Michael Lisk of Temperance, MI; two daughters, Patty Pittman of Sardis, and Becky (Ollie) Lewis of Mt. Dora, FL; her mother, Edna Mellott Conner of Powhatan Point, Ohio; a brother, Virgil Conner of Powhatan Point; a sister, Violet Daugherty, also of Powhatan; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

      Family will receive friends on Saturday from 5-9pm and on Sunday from noon-3 and 6-8pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 1:00pm with Evangelist David Lively officiating.  Interment in Sardis Cemetery.

 

Lollathin, Martha J. Lollathin nee Bell

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Longden, Bertha L. Longden nee Morris

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

Bertha L. Longden, 79, Ashland homemaker

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

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

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

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

        A service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at Heyl Funeral Home with Chaplain Kenneth Lindecamp officiating.  Burial will be at Ashland County Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the family through the funeral home, 227 Broad St., Ashland. Friends may visit with the family one hour before the service at the funeral home.

 

Longwell, Gale Longwell

Grisell Online Obituaries, Clarington, Ohio, dated, June 25, 2007

      Longwell, Gale "Gag" "Pappy", age 78, of Wheeling, WV, formerly of Duffy, Ohio died Sunday, June 24, 2007 in Trinity Medical Center West.  He was born on October 17, 1928 in New Martinsville, WV the son of the late William "Bill" and Cora Potts Longwell.  He was a retired employee from Ormet with 30 years of service, a boat pilot, and a member of Hillview Terrace Church of Christ in Moundsville.

      In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother William Longwell, three sisters Evelyn Jeffers, Marie Jeffers and Gladys Johnson.

      Survivors include his wife of 56 years Eleanor Dandrea Longwell, a son Gale "Guy" (Roberta) Longwell, Jr. of Sardis, Ohio, a daughter Gayle (Jim "Soupy") Hans of Wheeling, two brothers Thurman (Louise) Longwell and Bernard Longwell all of Hannibal, OH, three grandchildren Dusty Longwell, Cody Longwell both of Powhatan Point, OH, Savannah Hans of Wheeling, two great-granddaughter Elaina and Olivia Longwell, and dear friend Bobbi Goodnight.

      Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Drive, Clarington, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00am.  Interment to follow in Harter Cemetery, Hannibal.

 

LoPresti, Jenifer LoPresti, nee Roberts

Source:The Cincinnati [Ohio] Enquirer; November 27, 2007 [online]

       LOPRESTI Jenifer (nee: Roberts)Beloved wife of Aaron LoPresti. Loving mother of Mason, Kaitlyn and Zach LoPresti. Devoted daughter of Delbert and Schelby Roberts. Dear sister of Steve Roberts, Tim Roberts, Cathy (Mike) Rohrscheib and the late Matthew Roberts. Jenifer will be dearly missed by her many other family members and friends. Nov. 25, 2007 age 36. Family and friends are welcome to attend visitation: Wed. 5:30 8:30 p.m. at the Witt, Good & Kelsch F.H., 3026 Madison Rd. at Oakley Sq. (Service will be private and at the convenience of the family).

 

Lorenz, M. Kathleen “Kate” Lorenz nee Smith

Chandler Online Obituaries, Caldwell, Ohio, dated, October 22, 2007

      Her Legacy.... M. Kathleen "Kate" Lorenz, age 90, of Caldwell, OH passed away Sunday (Oct. 21, 2007) at the Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville, OH. She was born Oct. 3, 1917 in Monroe County, OH a daughter of the late Thurman and Mary Archer Smith.  Kate was a member of the St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Caldwell and the Catholic Women's Club. She enjoyed playing bridge, reading and knitting baby blankets for all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

      Her Family... Surviving are her daughter Barbara (Dick) Semple of Lexington, KY; Two Sons Robert O. (Marcia) Lorenz of Edmond, OK and John (Jeanne) Lorenz of Caldwell; 11 Grandchildren Jeff Semple, Shari Ley, Stacia Neuer, Heather Samson, Garth Semple, Melissa Hart, Rob Lorenz, Christopher Lorenz, Jennifer Carpenter, Jonathon Lorenz and Jill Baker; 23 Great-Grandchildren. Also survived by several special nieces and nephews.

      In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Lorenz, who passed away Aug. 1, 1978; Five Sisters and Two Brothers.

      Her Farewell Service... Friends will be received Tuesday (Oct. 23, 2007) from 2-4 and 6-9 PM at the Chandler Funeral Home, 609 West Street, Caldwell, Ohio 43724 with a vigil service held at 8:30 pm. A Funeral Liturgy, with Mass, will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Caldwell, with Rev. Father Wayne Morris Officiating. Burial will follow in Olive Cemetery in Caldwell.  You may share a fond memory of Kate by signing our online guestbook

or by calling (740) 732-1311.

 

Love, Jimmy Clyde Love

Bauer-Turner Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 9, 2007

    Jimmy Clyde Love age 56 of Columbus, Ohio died Thursday August 9, 2007 in Columbus, Ohio.  He was born in Columbus, Ohio Oct. 13, 1950 a son of the late Theadore (Ralph) Love and Lela Marie Smith Love.

    He was the owner of Loves Fencing in Columbus.

    In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 2 infant brothers.

    He is survived by 1 daughter: Jessica (James) Allen - Lewisville, Ohio, 1 son: Sony Love - Lancaster, Ohio, 5 sisters: Brenda (Everett) Williams - Columbus, Ohio, Rosemary (Rick) Ell - Grove City, Ohio, Sandy (Rocky) Rockhold - Columbus, Ohio, Carolyn Morris - Bloomingburg, Ohio, Juanita (Junior) Dowden - Columbus, Ohio, 2 brothers: Mike Love - Columbus, Ohio, Leonard Love - Columbus, Ohio, 3 grandchildren: Breann Sandovitch, Michalina Love, and Aaron Love, 6 step grandchildren: James Allen Jr., Mathew Allen, Todd Allen, Victoria Certain, Danielle Allen, & Tiffany Allen.

    Friends received at from (7-9) p.m. Sunday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral

Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday August 13, 2007. Interment in the Road Fork Baptist Church Cemetery Lower Salem, Ohio.

 

Loy, Brenda Loy nee Christman

Grisell Obituaries, Clarington, Ohio, dated, September 9, 2007

      Loy, Brenda R. 67, of Market St. Clarington, OH, died Saturday, September 8, 2007 in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV.  She was born November 17, 1939 in Woodsfield,OH, the daughter of the late Arthur and Helen Roberts Christman.  She was a former president of the ladies auxiliary of the Clarington

Volunteer Fire Dept.

      In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Robert S. Loy.

      Survivors include three sons, Shawn Loy of Clarington, Gregg (Christine) Loy of Lower Salem, OH, Brent Loy of Claypool, Arizona, one daughter, Lisa (John) Tomshack of Clarington, two sisters, Esther (Clifford) Liniger and Eleanor Powell, both of Clarington, one brother, Leland (Sue) Christman of Comanche, Oklahoma, four grandchildren, Chase Gregory Loy, Bobby Emory Loy, Madison Rhianne Tomshack and Ashleigh Belle Tomshack.

      Family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 11 am until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home, Clarington with Rev. Augustus Bates officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Clarington cemetery.

 

Lumbatis, Alpha Elizabeth Lumbatis nee Bowden

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, march 13, 2007

    Alpha Elizabeth Bowden Lumbatis age 95 of Woodsfield, Ohio formerly of Lewisville, died Tuesday March 13, 2007 at the Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born Sept. 13, 1911 in Adamsville, Muskingum County a daughter of the late Levi David Bowden and Marian E. Kelly Bowden.  She found her savior at an early age and served him for 72 years, including teaching Sunday School for many years. She was a member of the Woodsfield First Baptist Church, & North Hills Baptist Church Marietta, Ohio.  She married Rolland H. Lumbatis Feb. 17, 1934 and were married for over 50 years. He preceded her in death Feb. 1984. She was also preceded in death by 1 infant brother, 1 infant sister, 2 sisters: Ruth Lumbatis, and Bernice Eccles, 1 brother: Harold Bowden, 1 daughter-in-law: Geraldine Lumbatis .

    She is survived by 2 sons: Larry (Linda) Lumbatis - Woodsfield, Ohio, Dennis (Marlene) Lumbatis - Marietta, Ohio, 1 daughter: Janice (Orlan) Emery - Overland Park, Kansas, 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

    Friends received Wednesday (7-9) p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. until time of service at1 p.m. Thursday March 15, 2007 with Anthony McSword Officiating.

   Interment in the Friendship Cemetery Lewisville, Ohio.

 

Lumbatis, Helen D. Lumbatis nee McDougal

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 4, 2007

Helen D. Lumbatis, 63, of 33381 Firehouse Road, Lewisville, Ohio died Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, West Virginia.  She was born at Beallsville, Ohio on November 2, 1943 a daughter of the late Encil G. and Verna L. Carpenter McDougal.  She was a homemaker and was a member of the St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Mark Lumbatis.

Surviving are two sons: Stephen (Darlene) Lumbatis of Lewisville, Ohio and Brent Lumbatis and his companion, Sheila Whitely of Calais, Ohio; one sister: Geneva Hendershot of Beallsville, Ohio; one half-brother: Raymond Carpenter of Jerusalem, Ohio; three grandchildren: Jennifer (Jason) Dailey, Jessica Lumbatis and Jared Lumbatis; one great granddaughter: Jadyn Dailey; a very special friend, Raymond Beardmore of Lewisville, Ohio.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 S.R. 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 6-8 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2007 with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik officiating. Burial will follow in the Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Fund, 4916 Hills and Dales Road, N.W., Canton, Ohio 44708.

 

Luthy, Ila Gertrude Luthy nee Fuhrer

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, July

LUTHY, Ila Gertrude, 95, of the Glenwood Community in Marietta, Ohio, died Monday, July 2, 2007, in Beverly.

She was born August 11, 1911 in Clarington, Ohio to Nickolas and Pearl Swegard Fuhrer.  She had lived in Clarington for 86 years and the past nine years in

Marietta. Ila had been a member of the Immanuel United Church of Christ in Clarington. She loved to quilt and bake.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred C. Luthy; a sister, Alma Drumm; and a brother, Charles Fuhrer.

      She is survived by three sons, Don Luthy (Rowena) of Fairfield Glades, Tenn., James Luthy (Nancy) of Marietta and Richard Luthy (Cathy) of Beverly; nine grandchildren, Patricia and Don Curtis Luthy, Christopher Luthy and Melissa Gandor, James and Steve Mangiafico, Jason, Sarah and Adam Luthy; thirteen great-grandchildren, Avery and Madison Scianamblo, Justin, Ellison and Jacsen Luthy, Grant, Brice, Cade and Emma Gandor, Alex and Chloe Mangiafico and Abigail and Claire Mangiafico; a brother, Eugene Fuhrer (Zita) of Clarington and a sister, Romaine Fuhrer, also of Clarington.

      Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Immanuel United Church of Christ in Clarington, with Pastor Don Hitchcock officiating.

      Donations may be made to the Memorial Fund at her church, P.O. Box 127, Clarington, OH 43915.

      The family will greet friends for 30 minutes prior to the services and there will be a reception at the church, following her committal service.

      Cawley and Peoples Funeral Home, 408 Front Street, Marietta, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

      Cawley and Peoples Funeral Homes offers online condolences by visiting their website at www.cawleyand peoples.com.

 

Lutz, Kim Lutz

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

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

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

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

 

Lyons, Dorothy F. Lyons nee Hughes

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 8, 2007

Dorothy F. Lyons, 72, Belmont, died Feb. 27, 2007, at OVMC Wheeling, W.Va. She was born Nov. 21, 1934, in Spencer, W.Va., a daughter of the late Willie and Mary (Runions) Hughes.  She was a member of the Bethesda Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Nelson O. Lyons; three brothers, Steve Hughes of Barnesville, Albert Hughes of Spencer, Dick Hughes of Spencer; two sisters, Carolyn Jones of Elkhart, Ind., Alice Jett of Spencer; three grandsons, Kelsie (Phyllis) Westfall of Elizabethtown, Ky., Rick (Mary Jo) Westfall of Lewisville, Brian (Jennifer) Westfall of Summerfield and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marcel Westfall; three brothers, Charles, Harry “Buster”, Rex Hughes; and three sisters, Icey Hughes, Emmy Bush and Dora Starcher.

Friends were received March 1 at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville, where services were held March 2, with Rev. Ed Emory officiating. Burial followed in Belmont Cemetery.

 

Mackie, Scott Mackie

Chandler Online Obituaries, Caldwell, Ohio, dated, August 4, 2007

His Legacy.... Scott Mackie, age 59 of Caldwell, passed away Friday (Aug. 3, 2007) at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. He was born Dec. 20, 1947 in Cambridge, Ohio a son to the late David and Laverne Wood Mackie.  Scott was a member of the Caldwell United Methodist Church, Buckeye Travelers Band and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #886 in Van Wert, Ohio. He enjoyed calling square dances, spending time with his grandchildren, woodworking, camping and doing benefit work around the area.

His Family... Surviving are his wife Donna Mackie of the home whom he married Aug. 9, 1965; Son Frank Mackie of Caldwell; 5 Daughters Joletta (Drew) Palagyi of Caldwell, Misty (Phil) McConnell of Lewisville, OH, Mandy (Terry) Miller of Caldwell, Mindy (Greg) Brooker of Caldwell, Mitzi (Todd) Schaad of Churchtown, OH; 12 Grandchildren: Tori Moore, Brittany and Courtnie Mackie, Molly Moore, Scottie Palagyi, Ellie McConnell, Katelyn and Zachery Miller, Christopher Brooker, Maggie, Mason and Brodie Schaad; 3 Great Grandchildren Geneva, Alle and Travis Moore; 3 Sisters Kay Offenberger of Lowell, Sherry (Stan) Lippi of Van Wert, OH and Linda (David) Pruett of Indianapolis, IN; 3 Brothers Jim (Linda) Mackie of FL, Dan (Gail) Mackie of FL and Terry (Tracy) Mackie of Goshen, IN. Also Survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by and infant daughter, Tammy Sue Mackie.

His Farewell Service... Friends will be received Monday (Aug. 6, 2007) from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at Chandler Funeral Home, 609 West Street, Caldwell, Ohio 43724. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the Caldwell United Methodist Church in Caldwell with Pastor Gary Fitzgerald Officiating. Burial will follow in Hoskinsville Cemetery near Belle Valley. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the Mackie Family c/o of Chandler Funeral Home, 609 West Street, Caldwell, Ohio 43724.  You may share a fond memory of Scott by signing our online guestbook or by calling (740) 732-1311.

 

Major, Theresa G. Major, nee Garrett

Source:  The Goldsboro [North Dakota] News Argus; 21 Feb 2007

Sept. 8, 1954-Feb. 19, 2007

        Theresa "Terri" Garrett Major, 52, Somerset Drive, died Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

        A private service for the family will be held.

        Ms. Major was born in Marion, Ohio* to Miladean Bennett Garrett and the late William Garrett. She was employed with Ormond's Furniture and Appliances of Goldsboro as an office manager.

        She is survived by her mother, Miladean Garrett of Albia,** Ohio;** her fiancé, John Kloos of Goldsboro; son, Michael Curtis Major and his wife, Chanda, of Goldsboro; daughter, Angela Archambault and her husband, Steve, of Goldsboro; three brothers, Tom, Kelly and Scott Garrett; sister, Dana Shehan; and a granddaughter, Bailee Archambault.

        The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory, Goldsboro.

       Condolences to the Major family may be posted at www.howellfuneral.com .

Submitter's Notes: 

        * This might not be correct.

        **  The family lived in Albia ,Iowa, not in Ohio.

 

Male, Anthony Male

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

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

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

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

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

    Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 27, 2007) at Hadley Funeral Home, 500 Fifth St. Chapel, Marietta, with the Rev. Leo Farley officiating.  Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Williamstown. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department, 411 W. Fifth St., Williamstown, W.Va. 26187.

 

Marcovechio, Mildred Mae Marcovechio, nee Bauman

Source:  The Daily Record [Wooster, Ohio]; 20 Nov 2007 [online]

        JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mildred Mae Marcovechio, 89, formerly of Rittman, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at Cypress Village in Jacksonville, Fla.

        Graveside services will be Friday, Nov. 23, at 1 p.m. at Rittman Cemetery, with the Rev. Bud Olszewski officiating.

        Memorial contributions may be made to Northeast Florida Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Fla. 32257.

        Arrangements are being handled by McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster 44691.

        Mildred was born Sept. 17, 1918, in Rittman, the daughter of William W. and Burdella (Blatter) Bauman and married Nicholas John Marcovechio on Jan. 20, 1941. He survives.

        She retired in 1981, as an accountant after 26 years for the Packaging Corporation of America in Rittman.

        She was a member of Grace Brethren Church in Rittman.

        Surviving in addition to her husband, who lives with daughter, Rebecca June (Kenneth) Easterday of Jacksonville, Fla., are granddaughters, Kerri (Christopher) Slayton of Orrville and Kristen (Richard) Shook of Oak Harbor, Wash.; great-grandchildren, Kylee and Makayla Shook, Katy and Nicholas Slayton; and a sister, Selma Brown of Dover.

        Preceded in death by brothers, Walter, Lee, Everett and William Bauman.

 

Markins, Nevaeh Rose Markins

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 18, 2007

Nevaeh Rose Markins, infant daughter of Stacey Robbins and Timothy Markins of Woodsfield, Ohio died at birth on August 17, 2007 at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal

grandparents: Joanne Robbins and Mike Robbins of Woodsfield, Ohio; paternal grandparents: Linda Bacon of Woodsfield, Ohio and Gary Markins of Florida; great grandparents: Eleanor and Claude Cochran of Lewisville, Ohio, Jack Knighten of Woodsfield, Ohio, George Markins of Florida, Sue Richards of Florida and Bob Robbins of Marietta, Ohio; several aunts and uncles.

There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.  Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Marty, Margaret R. Marty

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

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

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

Her father died in 1995 and her mother in 2004.

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

 

Mason, Thomas Reuben Mason

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

Thomas, Reuben Mason, 88, of Clarington, Ohio, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather, uncle and friend, died Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at home surrounded by family.

He was born December 7, 1918 in Clarington, the son of the late Elmer and Olive Smith Thomas.

Reuben was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, a retired Chief Engineer for the Mississippi Valley Line, a member of the Clarington Masonic Lodge #597 F. & A.M., and a Protestant by faith. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved to hunt and fish, and was known as a "Good Samaritan" for many good deeds for all in need. He was a skilled craftsman with many talents.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and James Thomas; five sisters, Dorothy Thomas, Elizabeth (Toots) Veith, Alice Pletcher, Edith Weisman, and Lindy Imperata; a son-in-law, Gene (Skip) Taylor; a niece, Connie Tschappat; and a nephew, Jim Imperata.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Virginia Tschappat Thomas; a daughter, Sonja Taylor and her husband, Lou Lemmon; and a son, Charles Thomas, all of Clarington, a brother, Bill Thomas of Newport, Ohio, childhood friend and brother-in-law, Lemuel Tschappat of Clarington; six grandchildren, Tom Taylor and Jenny (Roger) Abbott, all of Clarington, Geanie (Jim) Conger of Woodsfield, Mac Thomas, Meredith (Joe) Tilton of Ovieda, FL, and a step grandson, Scott (Karen) Lemmon of Flowery Branch, GA; eight great grandchildren, T.J. Taylor, Matthew, Taylor and Tyler Abbott, and David and Deanne Cline, all of Clarington, Summer Taylor of Powhatan, OH, Ella Lemmon of Flower Branch, GA; three great great grandchildren, Dawson, Trey, and Maddox, and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Drive, Clarington, where Masonic Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. and funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Wendy Erb officiating.  Interment in Clarington Cemetery where military graveside services will be conducted.  Memorial donations may be made to the Clarington E Squad and Fire Dept., P.O. Box 256, Clarington, OH 43915.

 

McAninch, Rollin E. McAninch    

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, July 18, 2007   

McANINCH, Rollin E., 75, of Colerain, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at home.  He was born August 17, 1931 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a son of the late

Elishia M. McAninch, Sr. and Bessie L. (Bellville) McAninch.  He was a retired conductor for Con Rail; a member and elder of Covenant Presbyterian Church of Harrisville; a member of Ionic Lodge No. 438 F. & A. M. of Bellaire; Scottish Rite Valley of Steubenville; International Legion of Honor; Osiris Temple of Wheeling; and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Dana D. Bondzeleske; and four brothers, Elishia Melvin

McAninch, Jr., James C. McAninch, Ellis L. McAninch, and Howard L. McAninch, Jr.

Surviving are his wife, Verneice D. (Griffiths) McAninch; two

daughters, Sharon (Phillip) Bohn of Bethlehem, W.Va., and Linda Faldowski of Colerain, a brother, George McAninch of Martins Ferry; two sisters, Martha (William) Padgelek of Beallsville, Ohio, and Theresa (Gary) Weekley of St. Clairsville, Ohio; four grandchildren, Amy L. Smith, Rollin P. Bohn, Jenelle (Jon) Fitch, and Jonathan Faldowski; and two great-grand children, Erik and Emmett Fitch.

      Friends will be received Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at the Heslop Funeral Home, Walnut at Fifth, Martins Ferry, where services will be held Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Barry Hall officiating.

      Burial follows in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio, with full military honors by the Belmont Co. Council of the V. F. W.

      Masonic Ritualistic services will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

      Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 49325 St. Rt. 250, Harrisville, OH 43974.

 

McCaslin, Richard E. McCaslin

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 25, 2007

    Richard E. McCaslin, 76, of 43036 Six Points Road, Woodsfield, Ohio

(Laings Community) died Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio. He was born at Laings, Ohio on September 25, 1930 a son of the late John and Minnie Hurd McCaslin.  He was a retired crane operator at the former Conalco Corporation in Hannibal, Ohio; a Protestant by faith and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bernetta Mehler McCaslin who died on January 29, 1988.

    Surviving are two sons: John McCaslin and Mark McCaslin both of the home.

    Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2007 where private funeral services will be held Saturday, April 28, 2007 at the convenience of the family with Pastor Paul Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Sylvester Catholic Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio with full military graveside services.

 

McCort, Teri J. McCort, nee Hanlon

Source:  The Wheeling [West Virginia] News; online; 19 Jan 2007

        Teri J. McCort, 52, of Barnesville, died Wednesday. Born Sept. 22, 1954 in Barnesville, daughter of the late Marvin and Marlene (Johnson) Hanlon.

        Preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert F. McCort and a son, Mick McCort.

        Surviving are a daughter, Neily McCort of Barnesville; sister, Tyra (Tom) Timmons of Steubenville; grandson, Bobbyray Wilson; two nephews, Eric and Brian Timmons.

        Visitation, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday. Service, 11 a.m., Saturday at Campbell-Plumly- Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut Street, Barnesville, Ohio.

        Burial in Crestview Cemetery.

 

McCoy, Geraldine S. McCoy, nee Leach

Source:  The Times Reporter [Dover-New Philadelphia, Ohio], timesreporter.com; 4 Jul 2007

        Geraldine S. McCoy, age 87, died Tuesday in the Pines Nursing Home. She formerly had resided at the White Oak Convalescent Home.  Born in Beallsville, O., she had been a Canton area resident most of her life. Geraldine was a member of the Canton Baptist Temple.  She is survived by a daughter, Doris (Hunter) Rash of Canton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Robin McCoy of Beach City, Clifford and Liana McCoy of Strasburg, and Gary and Joy McCoy of West Milton, O.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Leach of Brewster; and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Julia Leach; five sisters, Jessie Workman, Lucy Boron, Harriet Boron, Celestia Pitman, and Waneta Rumbold; and two brothers, Paul and Sam Leach.  Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Lamiell Funeral Home with Rev. David Harmon officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.* Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the funeral home’s Web site.  Lamiell  (330) 456-7375  www.lamiellfuneralhome.com

*Submitter’s Note: Forest Hill Cemetery is in Canton, Stark Co., Ohio.

 

McCracken, Mary Marie McCracken, nee Goodheart

Source: The Great Falls [Montana] Tribune; 2 Dec 2007

        HARLEM - Harlem native Mary Marie (Goodheart) McCracken, 82, of Great Falls, a former office secretary at the Air National Guard, died of natural causes Thursday at a Great Falls care facility.

        Her funeral is 11 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Harlem, with burial in Harlem Cemetery. Edwards    Funeral Home of Chinook is handling arrangements.

        Marie is survived by her husband, Earl McCracken of Great Falls; two sisters, Bev Richman of Harlem and Carol Cornett of Lodi, Texas; a brother, Duane "Pete" Goodheart of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Phyllis Lee of Great Falls.

        Marie was born on Sept. 2, 1925, to Ervin and Nellie Mildred (Miller) Goodheart in Harlem. Marie spent her childhood in Harlem and on the farm on the Big Flat. She married Earl McCracken on Oct. 1, 1949, in Great Falls. They lived in Turner and for many years they owned and operated a store in Conrad. After moving to Great Falls, Marie worked at Wiessman and Sons and then served as an office secretary at the Air National Guard until she retired.

        Marie gifted us all with her love of people. Their house was home to everyone who entered, especially their many nieces and nephews. Marie was a very strong, modest lady who appreciated simplicity in life. Her love for everyone was unconditional and she thought everyone was wonderful no matter what. That Christian attitude was a great legacy that she left us with. Much laughter and giggles were shared around the kitchen table because of Marie's wonderful and crazy sense of humor and spirit. She also enjoyed gardening, reading and crocheting and she was very good about remembering birthdays.

        Marie was proceeded in death by her parents; three brothers, Vince Goodheart, BJ "Swede" Goodheart and Johnny Goodheart, who died in the Korean War; two sisters, Dorothy Leo and Shirley Richman, both of Harlem; and three infant siblings, Wincell, Dennis and Lois.

 

McCurdy, Mary C. McCurdy, nee Offenberger

Source:  The Inter-Mountain, Elkins, West Virginia; 19 Jan 2007

        Mary Catherine McCurdy, 89, longtime resident of Heartland of Marietta, died at 3:17 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

        Funeral Liturgy, with Mass, will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, where a Vigil Service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday.

 

McDaniels, Mabel McDaniels, nee Kinkade

Source:  Yakima [Washington] Herald-Republic; Thursday, April 26, 2007

     Mabel McDaniels, 81, of Grandview died Tuesday at the Sunnyside Hospital.

     Mrs. McDaniels was born in Outlook and lived in the Lower Valley her whole life.  She worked as a nurse at Sunnyside Hospital in the nursery.  She later worked for Eastway Pharmacy.

     Survivors include her husband, Elmer McDaniels of Grandview; a son, Michael McDaniels of Grandview; a daughter, Glenda Hemmers of Gilbert, Ariz; a brother, Alva Kinkade of Anaheim, Calif; three sisters, Ellen Dahl of Yakima, Katie Wattenbarger of Sunnyside and Sylvia Dobrauc of Grandview; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

 

McDermott, Rosalie B. McDermott nee Berisford

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

McFall, Opal M. McFall nee Cline

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

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

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

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

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

 

McGarry, Bernice R. McGarry nee Crawford

The Intelligencer, Wheeling, W.Va., dated, August 6, 2007

McGARRY, Bernice R., 81, of the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio formerly of Lewisville, Ohio, died Saturday, August 4, 2007, at the center.

She was born in Woodsfield, on April 9, 1926, a daughter of the late Clarence and Hattie Craig Crawford.

She was a homemaker; and a member of the Moffatt- Fletcher United Methodist Church, Woodsfield.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert McGarry on May 6, 1993; and one brother, Larry Crawford.

Surviving are three sisters, Maxine Rinard of Newton Falls, Ohio, Shirley Ludwig of Woodsfield, and Bonnie Blake way of Canton, Ohio; one brother, Lester Crawford of Woodsfield; several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, OH. Online condolences may be expressed at www.watters funeralhome.com.

 

McIntire, Sanford W. “Sandy” McIntire

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 28, 2007

Sanford W. "Sandy" McIntire, 71, of Woodsfield, Ohio died December 27, 2007 in Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville, OH. He was born March 27, 1936 in Clarington, Ohio, a son of the late Allan and Essie McIntire.

He was retired from Central Ohio Coal Company as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #2247, Woodsfield, a social member of the V.F.W. of Woodsfield post 536, and a protestant by faith.

Surviving are his wife of 36 years Esther McIntire, a brother, Charles

(Virginia) McIntire of Clarington; step-sons Gary (Vickie) Dillon of

Lewisville and Doug (Merrilee) Dillon of Troy, Ohio; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two nephews; Kenneth (Kelly) McIntire of Woodsfield and Preston (Tina) McIntire of Clarington, Ohio; two great nephews and one great niece.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Dougherty.

The family will receive friends Saturday, December 29, from

(4-8) at the Bauer Turner Funeral Home Woodsfield, where services will be

held Sunday December 30, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Robert Mitchell officiating.

Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield. Condolences may be expressed online at: www.bauerturner.com

 

McKelvey, Diamond Silver McKelvey

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

            Diamond Silver "Bill" McKelvey, 81, of Belmont, Ohio died Thursday, November 22, 2007 at Wheeling Hospital.

            He was born in Round Bottom, Clarington, Ohio on November 3, 1926, a son of the late Clarence and Elizabeth Reef McKelvey.

            Diamond was a retired employee of the Centre Foundry and Machine Company in Wheeling.

            In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles, Harold and Jim; and his sisters, Betty, Elda, Dorothy, Wanda and Elsie.

            Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Edith Moore McKelvey; his children, William (Cathy) McKelvey of Jacobsburg, Joanna (Larry) Palmer of Jacobsburg, Delores (Mark) Lucas of Alledonia, Dawn (Dennis) Palmer of Belmont, Suzanna McKelvey of Powhatan Point and John McKelvey of Belmont; a sister, Martha Kerns of Clarington; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

            Family and friends will be received on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Toothman Funeral Home in Jacobsburg, where services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m., with Rev. Theresa Bobot officiating. Burial will follow in Jacobsburg Cemetery.

 

McVay, Ruth Ann McVay

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, March 6, 2007

    OCALA, Fla. - Ruth Ann McVay, 86, passed away to the Lord's house on

Friday (March 2, 2007) in Ocala.

    She was born April 10, 1920, in Trimble, Athens County, Ohio, to the late Guy Earl McVay and Mary Dena Heffken McVay. She was a 1937 graduate of Harriettsville High School, Harriettsville, Ohio. She attended Ohio University, graduated in 1941 with an RN degree from Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati, Ohio, and worked at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. She received her bachelor of science from The Ohio State University and worked as the director, school of nursing, at Massillon City Hospital, Massillon, Ohio. She then worked as an RN at Pittsburgh Hospital in 1957 and continued on to receive her master's in education degree from Columbia Teachers College in New York City. After receiving her master's, she taught a specialized psychiatric nursing program in Flint, Mich. She moved to Ocala, Fla., to assist in opening a new hospital, Ocala Community Hospital (known now as Ocala Regional Medical Center) and worked as a surgical RN until her retirement in 1985.

    She lived with and cared for her mother, Mary, in Michigan from 1968 until her death in 1990, when they both lived in Florida. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in Marion Oaks, Ocala, Fla. She volunteered from 2000 to 2006 as neighborhood crime patrol for Marion City Sheriff Department. The greatest joy of her life, and what she cherished most, was the time she spent with her family, her career, traveling, family dogs through the years and gardening.

    She is survived by her close friend and co-worker from Ocala, Lillan Jenkins; her nieces, Dora J. (Gene) Laferre of Ocala, Fla., and Mary E. (Elvin) Miracle of Marietta; nephew, William M. Mallett of Ocala, Fla.; great-nieces, Barbara (Doyle) Rauch of Marysville, and Jennifer (Dennis) Sturm of Marietta; great-great-nieces, Ariana (Casey) Myers, Alyssa Sturm, Kaylina Lafferre, and Josie Miracle; and great-great-nephews, Trevor Lowe, Dorian Lafferre, Dillon Sturm, and Wyatt Miracle.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her only sister, Lois M. McVay Mallett; and great-great-nephew, Colby L. Miracle.  Burial and private graveside services will be at Stafford Cemetery in Stafford, Ohio, at the convenience of the family.

    Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

McVey, Jackson M. McVey

Hadley-Online Obituaries, New Matamoras, Ohio, dated, May 25, 2007

     Jackson M. McVey,85, formerly of New Matamoras died Friday May 25, 2007at  5:13 AM at the Brown County General Hopsital in Georgetown, Ohio.

    He was born on October 21, 1921 in New Matamoras the son of Thomas and Lillian Young McVey. He was a veteran of WW II.

    He is the last surviving member of his family and is survived by several cousins.

    He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers , James and Richard A. McVey.

    Funeral services will be held at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras on Wednesday May 30 at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in the Matamoras Cemetery where graveside military services will be held.  Friends may call at the Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras Tuesday May 29 from 6 to 8 PM.

 

Meager, Betty June Meager nee McGarry

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

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

Presbyterian Church.

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

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

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

 

Melko, Scott Allen Melko

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

    Scott Allen Melko, 45, of Bethlehem, W. Va., was called home by our heavenly Father on Saturday, April 14, 2007.  He was born June 2, 1961 in Wheeling, W.Va., to Charles Melko of McMechen, W. Va., and the late Dolores Zelewicz Melko.  He was the son-in-law of Norman and Patty Smith of Benwood, W.Va.

    Scott was an employee of Muxie Distributing Company, a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church where he served as a lector, a member of the

Ohio Valley Board of Basketball Officials, and an avid fan of the WVU Mountaineers, Oakland Raiders and Oakland A's.

    In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Jeffrey Scott, a friend and brother-in-law, Jerry Bower in 2004, a special nephew, Owen James Smith in 2005.

    Scott was a devoted husband to his wife, Monica Smith Melko and devoted father to their children Brock and Elizabeth "Beth Ann" Melko.

    In addition to his father, surviving are two brothers, Chuck (Jeanette) Melko of Bellaire, Ohio; Randy (Diane) Melko of Surfside, S.C.; seven sisters, Becky Bower of Wheeling, Vicki (Jim) Bondzeleske of Columbus, OH; Judy (Okey) Hays of McMechen; Terri (Tony) Schindler of Pittsburgh, PA; Cathy Melko of Clarington, Ohio; Traci Melko of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Kelly Melko of Morgantown, W.Va. Several brothers and sisters-in-law and many loving nieces and nephews complete his family.

    Friends received 6-8 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, where vigil services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Mt. Olivet, W.Va., with Rev. Frank O'Kruta officiating. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.  Offer condolences online at www.altmeyer.com

 

Mellott, Mary Mellott nee Eikleberry

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, October 25, 2007

    MELLOTT, Mary "Grand ma," 100 of Powhatan Point, Ohio, died Tuesday, October 23, 2007, in the Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale, W.Va.  She was born May 17, 1907 in Cameron, Ohio, a daughter of the late Henry and Julia Shaw Eickleberry.  Mary was a homemaker; and a member of the Powhatan Point Church of the Nazarene.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dow Mellott, on November 11, 1956; two daughters, Hazel Mellott and Edith Goddard; two sons, William and Edward Mellott; three sisters; and three brothers.

    Surviving are three children, Cora Tomolonis of Beallsville, Ohio, Roy (Shirley) Mellott of Canton, Ohio and Phyllis (Ronald) Ollom of Clarington, Ohio; three sisters, Edna Conner of Powhatan Point, Martha McDougal of Big Prairie, Ohio, and Ethel Carpenter of Jerusalem, Ohio; several grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren.

    Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht- Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 186 Main Street, Powhatan Point on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where services will be held on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. with Pastor Brian Brown officiating.  Interment in the Chapel Hill Cemetery at Round Bottom, Ohio.  Share your thoughts and memories with Mary's family at www.altmeyer.com.

 

Menkel, James R. Menkel

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 1, 2007

    James R. Menkel age 79 of Woodsfield, Ohio died Monday April 30, 2007 at his snowbird residence at Melbourne, Florida. He was born February 29, 1928 in Monroe County Ohio a son of the late Clyde Menkel and Eloise Mann Menkel.  Jim retired from the Woodsfield NAPA Auto Parts and was a life time mechanic, known for this love of Mopar products.

    Preceded in death by his sister: Mary Elizabeth Haren, brother-in-law: Richard Haren, Niece: Rosemary Grubbs, and nephew Jim Haren.

    He is survived by his niece: Jo Ann (Dale) Eddy - Woodsfield, Ohio, Several cousins including Ray (Carole) Highman who was a special cousin, neighbor and close friend. Also a long time family friend Chris Butler. 14 nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews. Friends received from (2-9) p.m. Friday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday May 5, 2007. Interment at the convenience of the family.

 

Mercer, Anna M. Mercer, nee Lutes

Source:
        Mercer, Anna M., age 79, formerly of Golden Towers, Moundsville, died Saturday, September 8, 2007 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.
        She was born October 22, 1927 in Marshall County the daughter of the late Sullivan and Bertha Wood Lutes.
        In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one daughter: Linda Kay; two brothers and three sisters.
        Survivors include one daughter: Charlotte Helms of Moundsville; two sons: Gerald Mercer of Bradenton, FL and Charles (Judy) Mercer, Jr. of Moundsville; a granddaughter: Rebecca Jo Helms and her fiance’ Mike Riddle of Moundsville; her former husband: Charles Mercer, Sr. of Moundsville and several nieces and nephews.
        Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
        Arrangements entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, Moundsville.

 

Mercer, Lila L. Mercer nee Fankhauser

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

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

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

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

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

 

Metheny, Barbara J. Matheny nee Wilson

Hadley Online Obituaries, New Matamoras, Ohio, dated, April 17, 2007

      Barbara J. Metheny 81, of Parkview Apt. New Matamoras, OH, died at 1:40 P.M. Tuesday April 17, 2007, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.  Barbara was born January 30, 1926 at Cambridge, OH, to the late Charles Elwood and Virginia Maude Peters Wilson.  She had been employed at the Columbus State Hospital until her retirement.

      She is survived by three sons James E. Wilson of Columbus, OH, Daniel Melvin Montgomery and Robert Leroy Metheny both of New Matamoras, OH, one daughter Barbara Oliver of Rinard Mills, OH, 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and one brother Charles E. Wilson of Columbus, OH.

      She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Glenn Robert Wilson.

      Friends may call Thursday April 19, 2007, from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Hadley Funeral Home New Matamoras Chapel, no services, burial in Matamoras Cemetery at 11:00 A.M.

 

Miller, Robert Franklin Miller

Source:  The Canton [Ohio] Repository or the Orlando Sentinel; 3 Nov 2007

        MILLER, ROBERT  FRANKLIN, 87, of Apopka, FL, formerly of Massillon, Ohio, passed away November 2, 2007.  Family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 6 at 10:30 a.m. until interment at 11:00 a.m. at Highland Memory Gardens, 3329 West H.W. 436, Apopka, FL (407) 314-0474.

        He was born in  Howenstein, Ohio on September 2, 1920 to Frank and Emma Bertha (Csornai) Miller.  He graduated from Canton Twp. High School in l938. He was a WWII veteran, having served in France and Germany as a Staff Sargeant for the U.S. Army. He married Ruby Jean (Wallace) Miller in 1947. He enjoyed playing fast pitch softball and played for Stark Ceramics, Buxbaum and Ashland Cos. and was inducted in the Greater Canton Softball Association. He retired from the Ashland Oil Co. in 1986 with 34 years. He lived in Massillon from 1962 until 1989 at which time he relocated to Apopka, FL. In his retirement years he enjoyed following various sports teams and stocks, gardening and traveling.

        Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Ruby (2004); son, Timothy R. Miller and  sister, Mary Latta.  He is survived by his children, Terry A. Miller of Apopka, Teresa J. Miller of Massillon, OH, Todd G. Miller of Apopka, Tina M. Miller-Fortune of Apopka; granddaughter, Jemma JeanMarie Fortune; and brother, John Miller (Elsie) of East Sparta, Ohio. 

        Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday, November 6 at 11:00 a.m. at Highland Memory Gardens. Flowers accepted, or donations made in Robert's name can be made to the chaity of your choice. Please sign and view the guestbook at www.baldwinfairchild.com

Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, 622 W. St. Rt. 436,

Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

(407) 869-6065

 

Minamyer, Charles Floyd Minamyer

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

    Charles Floyd Minamyer, 81, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (March 3, 2007).  Charles was born on the family farm in Clarington, Ohio, on Nov. 26, 1925. He was one of 10 children born to the late Floyd and Harriett Howell Minamyer.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Minard, Howard E. Minard Jr.

Source:  The Courier [Findlay, Ohio]; 13 Oct 2007

        MIDDLEPORT — Howard E. Minard, Jr., 66, of Middleport, OH, died on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at his residence, with his son and daughter and two nieces present. He was born on February 8, 1941 in Van Buren, OH, son of the late Howard and Easter* (Archer) Minard.

        Mr. Minard attended Arcadia High School in 1960, then joined the United States Army from 1960-1962 in Fort Knox, KY. He served during the Cold War. Following the Military, Mr. Minard worked at Fostoria Foundry until the plant closed in 1980 and finished his time at Kokomo Casting Plant in Kokomo, Ind., retiring in 1991. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, the UAW Local #1166 and the American Legion Post #128.

        Howard loved the outdoors. He spent time in Canada hunting.

        Surviving are a son, Jeff (Beth) Minard, Bloomdale, OH; a daughter, Dorothy (Jeff) Minard-Glick, Arlington, OH; grandchildren, Joshawa S. Minard, Brandon and Jennifer Snay; brothers and sisters, Pat (Mick) Tyson, Wayne, OH; Betty Brooks, Arcadia, OH; Dave (Patti) Minard, Payson, AZ; Bill (Dee) Minard, Arcadia, OH; brother-in-law, Richard Goshe, Fostoria, OH; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

        Preceding him in death is a sister, Bonnie Goshe; a brother-in-law, Mel Brooks; and a great nephew, Carleton Drummer.

        Funeral services were held on Friday, October 5, 2007 at The Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport, OH.

        Memorials may be made to Make A Wish Foundation and NASCAR Victory Junction in his name to P.O. Box 44, Bloomdale, OH 44817.

*Submitter's Note:  This should be ESTHER.

 

Miracle, Arnold E. Miracle

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 15, 2007

Arnold E. Miracle, 82, of 1713 Kingwood Court, Ashland, Ohio (formerly of Stafford, Ohio) went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 12, 2007 at the Samaritan Hospital, Ashland, Ohio.

He was born at Stafford, Ohio on July 1, 1925 a son of the late Forrest H. and Opal McBride Miracle.

He had been a resident of Ashland County since 1954 and was formerly employed at the F.E. Meyers Company then later was employed as a Division Office Coordinator for the Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation with almost 28 years of service, retiring in 1986. He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Ashland, Ohio for 47 years where he had served as a Trustee and Usher. He served his country during W.W.II. in the European Theater of Operations and was a member of the Jeromesville American Legion Post 0749.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Edward Miracle and a brother-in-law, Donald "Bob" Hughes.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Cox Miracle whom he married on December 21, 1947; one son: William R. (Sharon) Miracle of Ashland, Ohio; two sisters: Norma Lynn Hughes of Lewisville, Ohio and Ruth (Paul) Winland of Marietta, Ohio; three grandchildren: Adam of California, Drew who is serving his country in the Marine Corps in Iraq and Seth of Ashland; two step-grandchildren: Tyler (Jenny) Heyl and Jody (Howard) Householder; four step great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2007 with Dr. F.R. "Butch" White officiating. Burial will follow in the Stafford Cemetery, Stafford, Ohio with full military graveside services by the Belmont Veterans Coucil.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 1233 U.S. Route 42, Ashland, Ohio 44805.

 

Miracle, Charles C. Miracle

Chandler Online Obituaries, Caldwell, Ohio, dated, July 22, 2007

            His Legacy.... Charles C. "Charlie" Miracle, Sr., age 83 of Caldwell, formerly of Stafford, died at 2:42 p.m. Saturday (July 21, 2007) at OSU Ross Heart Hospital in Columbus, OH. He was born June 12, 1924 in Monroe County, Ohio a son of the late L. Floyd and Bernice O'dessa Warfield Miracle. Charlie served and protected his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a 1944 graduate of Stafford High School and a former employee of the Timken Corp. of Canton. He retired from the Ohio Operating Engineers Local #18 following 21 years of service as a Heavy Equipment Operator and Franklin Township as a grader operator. He was a member of the Stafford Lodge #300 F. & A.M.

            His Family... He is survived by his Wife of 56 years, Leona B. Smith Miracle of the home, whom he married Jan. 27, 1951; Two Daughters Phyllis (Mike) Barnhouse and Janice (Tim) Bond of Pleasant City; Son Charles, Jr. "Chuck" Miracle of Stafford; Two Grandchildren Marsha (Tom) Anderson of North Carolina and Christopher Barnhouse of Byesville; Brother Elvin (Mary) Miracle of Marietta, Sister Roma Jean (Glen) Beebe of Cheshire, OH, Two Sisters-In-Law Ruth (Dean) Griffith of Columbus and Carolyn Porter of Barnesville. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

            In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother F. Norval Miracle and a sister Thelma Hogue.

            His Farewell Service... Friends will be received Tuesday (July 24, 2007) from 2 to 9 p.m., with the family present from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. at the Chandler Funeral Home, 609 West Street, Caldwell, Ohio 43724 where Stafford Lodge #300 F. & A.M. will conduct services Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 1:00 pm in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tom Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery near Stafford where Military Graveside Services will be conducted by the Noble County Veteran Service Organizations.

             You may share a fond memory of Charlie by signing our online guestbook or by calling (740) 732-1311.

 

Miracle, E. Ruth Miracle

Source:  Times Leader Feb 3, 2007

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mobley, Woodrow Wayne Mobley

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 15, 2007

Woodrow (Woody) Wayne Mobley, age 64 of Woodsfield, Ohio departed this life Saturday December 15, 2007 at his home. He was born near Beallsville, Ohio November 24, 1943 a son of the late Kenneth Wesley Mobley and Anna Marie Ault Mobley of the Monroe County Care Center Woodsfield.

      In addition to his Mother, Woody is survived by his wife Annette

Mobley of Woodsfield, 1 daughter Anastasia Yeater and his son in law David Yeater of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, 1 son Clinton Mobley of Columbus, Ohio, and his friend Sharon Faulkner, 2 sisters Charlotte Horsley and her husband Harvey of Pataskala, Ohio, and Bonnie Porter of Woodsfield, Ohio, 1 brother Dale Mobley and his wife Grace of Beallsville, Ohio, 1 brother in law Jimmy Dunn and his wife Norma of Marietta, Ohio, 4 nephews, 2 nieces, 4 great nephews, and 1 great niece.

      Woody loved to pull lawn and garden tractors. He was a member of several Tractor Clubs in the Marietta, Ohio area. Annette often bragged that

Woody could fix or do anything, but he was no match for the highly malignant brain tumor Glioblastoma Multiforme which made its first appearance on April 5, 2007.

     Friends will be received from 2 - 9 p.m. Monday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul ST. Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday December 18, 2007 with Pastor David Tosi of the First Baptist Church of Paden City officiating. Interment in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Moore, Charles A. Moore

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 9, 2007

    Charles A. Moore, 67, of 515 Plum Street, Summerfield, Ohio died Friday, June 8, 2007 at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.  He was born at Summerfield, Ohio on November 6, 1939 a son of the late Harry T. and Louella Barnes Moore.  He was a retired laborer for BF Goodrich and RJF International with 40 years of service. He was a member of the Road Fork Baptist Church near Lower Salem, Ohio; a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam Era; a member of the American Legion Post 415, Summerfield, Ohio and a member of the Noble County Veterans Council.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, James T. Moore, Harry T. Moore, Jr., and Thomas Moore; one sister, Naomi Philpot; two brother-in-laws, Myrl Ruble and Perry Philpot; a grandson, Jerod Moore.

    Surviving are his wife, Linda Beardmore Moore whom he married on November 14, 1964; two daughters: Rebecca (John) Fogle of Watertown, Ohio and Deana (Edgel) Parcell of Ava, Ohio; one son: Robert (Mary) Moore ofSummerfield, Ohio; one sister: Patricia Ruble of Byesville, Ohio; two brothers: Terry Moore of Summerfield, Ohio and Tim (Sandra) Moore of Summerfield, Ohio; seven grandchildren: Devon and Debbie Shackle, Matthew, Megan and Mindy Fogle, Zackery and Kimberlee Moore.

    There will be no visitation. Memorial graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at the Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield, Ohio with Rev. Mark Slay officiating. Full military services will be conducted by the Noble County Veterans Council.  Arrangements by the Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, 202 Main Street, Summerfield, Ohio.

 

Moody, Warren Eugene Moody

Source:  The Weston [West Virginia] Democrat; 10 May 2007

        Warren Eugene Moody, 68, of 124 East First Street, Weston, passed away at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2007, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston, following a brief illness.

        He was born in Gilmer County on October 26, 1938; son of the late Dwight Moody and Hazel (Osburn) Moody.

Mr. Moody is survived by two daughters, Robin Hoehn of Pompano Beach, FL, and Rachael Humphreys and husband Jerry of Hartville, OH, and several grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Dwight Moody of Uniontown, OH, and Virgil Moody of Akron, OH, and several nieces and nephews.

        Mr. Moody was a carpenter. He attended the Pricetown United Methodist Church. He was an avid fisherman.

        Friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston on Monday, May 7, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Funeral services were held on Monday at 1 p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Ronzel Roberts officiating. Interment followed in the Hiney Cemetery of Gilmer County.

 

Moore, Trella Hendershot Moore nee Phillips

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 6, 2007

    Trella M. Hendershot Moore, 92, of the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio (formerly of Jerusalem, Ohio) died Monday, March 5, 2007 at the center.   She was born in Belmont County, Ohio on February 4, 1915 a daughter of the late Jeff and Ada "Ello" Dyer Phillips.  She was a cook for the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District and a member of the Beallsville Church of Christ, Beallsville, Ohio.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Lester Hendershot, her second husband, Robert McEndree, her third husband, Jud Moore; four brothers, Stanley Phillips, Wilford "Ham" Phillips, Floyd Phillips and Edison Phillips; one daughter-in-law, Sandy Hendershot.

    Surviving are two sons: Roger E. (Patricia) Hendershot of Jerusalem, Ohio and Robert "Bob" Hendershot of Smithville, Ohio; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren.

    Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2007 with Jeff Rich officiating. Burial will follow in the Jerusalem Cemetery, Jerusalem, Ohio.

 

Morris, John  H. Morris Jr.

Daily Jefferson, Cambridge, Ohio, dated, July 15, 2007

John J.[sic-H] Morris, 81, of Lore City, passed away Sunday[sic-Tuesday] (July 10, 2007) at Country View Assisted Living Center.

He was born June 5, 1926, in Woodsfield, son of the late John Henry and Lillie Gay (Smith) Morris.  Mr. Morris was a retired laborer with Hunter & Wilson Stave Mill.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Virgil Morris, and a sister, Genevieve Kelley.

He leaves a son, Dennis Morris of Adena; two daughters, Charlene (Leonard) Wine of Woodsfield and Patricia Morris of Woodsfield; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

No visitation or services will be held at this time.  Private burial will be at a later date. Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Cambridge, is in charge of arrangements.

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Addendum to the above John Henry Morris, Jr. obituary written by the submitter, Betty Matson.

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John H. Morris was married to Wilma Bunting in 1947. To this union 6 children were born: Patricia of Lewisville,O.; Charlene (Leonard) Wine Woodsfield, O.; Connie (Lynn) White of Lewisville, O., June Morris of Cambridge; Dennis Morris of Brilliant, O.; and Rodney Morris of Lewisville, all of whom survive.

Surviving are also 9 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Brothers and sisters preceding him in death were: Audrey Viola Brothers, (1979), Genevieve Florence Kelley (2007), Virgil Vernon Morris (2007), James Thomas Morris (Unknown), Raymond (Unknown) and Golda Alberta Henthorn (1957). His parents also preceded him in death.  John was the last living member of this family.

 

Morris, Raymond Morris

Source:  Newark [Ohio] Advocate; Monday, 19 Nov. 2007 

        A funeral service for Raymond Morris, 84, of Pataskala will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home, with Roger Massey officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at Friends Cemetery, Quaker City, Ohio.

         Raymond Morris, 84, of Pataskala, passed away Nov. 17 at Echo Manor Care Center after a long illness with diabetes. Raymond was born March 11, 1923, in Monroe County, Ohio, to the late Thurman and Gail (Leach) Morris. The family moved to Baileys Mills, Ohio, after the death of his mother, where he was cared for and raised by a beloved aunt, Sadie Morris. Raymond attended the one-room school at Baileys Mills and Barnesville High School.

          Raymond worked in the Bixler Coal Mine until drafted into the Army in 1942. He was a retired Army veteran with 26 years' service. He served with the 6th Infantry Division during World War II, 187th Airborne Infantry Regiment during the Korean War, an Army Mission in Venezuela, South America, as an Airborne Infantry Advisor and as a counter-intelligence agent and military intelligence in the U.S. during Vietnam.

         His decorations and awards included the Combat Infantry Badge, with star, Master Parachutist Badge, two Bronze Stars (one for valor), two Purple Hearts with cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, letters of commendation and appreciation, and campaign service ribbons. He retired with the rank of (CSM) Command Sergeant Major.

         Raymond worked for the Pinkerton Security Agency, Columbus, after retirement from the Army. He and his beloved late wife were avid bowlers and loved to travel, especially to the Smoky Mountains to trace their genealogy.

         He was survived by sister, Anita (Mike) Ochoa; special nephew, Gregory (Vickie) Ochoa; nieces, Anita (Gary) Brown and Gail (Don) Hess; cousin Donald (Sonja) Morris; special friends Mary Christman, Tom and Kathy Sackett; and several dear nieces, nephews and cousins.

         He was preceded in death by loving wife of 54 years, Wilma (Stephens) Morris, and sister Ruth Francis Booth.

         Raymond was a member of the Pataskala Church of Christ and a lifelong member of the VFW. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. Tuesday until the time of the service at 12:30 p.m. at Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home, Pataskala. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

 

Morris, Robert J. Morris

Source:  Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; Tuesday,  4 December 2007

        SUMMERFIELD -- Services will be 11 A.M. Wednesday at Summerfield Church of Christ, Summerfield, for Robert J. Morris, 87, of Summerfield, who died Sunday (Dec. 2, 2007) at his home.  Frank Love will officiate. Burial will follow in Friends Cemetery, Quaker City. Full military graveside services will be conducted. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. today (Tuesday) at Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, and from 10 to 11 A.M. Wednesday at the church.        

He was born Nov. 9, 1920, near Calais, son of the late Jerome and Mabel Carpenter Morris. Mr. Morris was a retired welder for Central Ohio Coal Co., following 31 years of service.  He was a 60 year member of Summerfield Church of Christ, where he served as a former deacon. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II.  He was a member of American Legion Post 415, Summerfield.  He loved to cross stitch, pick up cans and was an avid fisherman.  He enjoyed being with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lola Martin and Maxine Shroyer. He leaves his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Carpenter Morris, whom he married Aug. 10, 1946; two daughters, Rita (Russell) Hodges and Reva Bailey and friend, Richard Burns, all of Huntington, W.Va.; three sisters, Martha Stephens of Caldwell, Grace Hannahs of Quaker City and Janet (Roger) Christman of Baltimore; two brothers, McKinley (Norma) Morris of Summerfield and Racey (Ann) Morris of Hilliard; three grandchildren, Reona (Matthew) McGee, Ryan Hodges and Roman Hodges; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Tim and Sandra Moore of Summerfield.

 

Morris, Robert J. Morris

Watters Online Obituaries, Summerfield, Ohio, dated, December 3, 2007

Robert J. Morris, 87, of 47799 Lexington Ridge Road, Summerfield, Ohio died Sunday, December 2, 2007 at his home. He was born near Calais, Ohio on November 9, 1920 a son of the late Jerome and Mabel Carpenter Morris.

He was a retired welder for Central Ohio Coal Company with 31 years of  service; was a 60 year member of the Summerfield Church of Christ where he served as a former Deacon. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of W.W.II. and a member of the American Legion Post 415, Summerfield, Ohio.

He loved to cross stitch, pick up cans, was an avid fisherman and enjoyed being with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lola Martin and Maxine Shroyer.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Carpenter Morris whom he married on August 10, 1946; two daughters: Rita (Russell) Hodges of Huntington, West Virginia and Reva Bailey and friend Richard Burns of Huntington, West Virginia; three sisters: Martha Stephens of Caldwell, Ohio, Grace Hannahs of Quaker City, Ohio and Janet (Roger) Christman of Baltimore, Ohio; two brothers: McKinley (Norma) Morris of Summerfield, Ohio and Racey (Ann) Morris of Hilliard, Ohio; three grandchildren: Reona (Matthew) McGee, Ryan Hodges and Roman Hodges; several nieces and nephews; special friends: Tim and Sandra Moore of Summerfield, Ohio.

Friends will be received at the Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, 202 Main Street, Summerfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2007.

Friends then received at the Summerfield Church of Christ, Summerfield, Ohio from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2007 with Frank Love officiating. Burial will follow in the Friends Cemetery, Quaker City, Ohio with full military graveside services.

 

Morris, Virgil V. Morris

Source:  The Watters Funeral Home web site; February 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Morris, Virginia Mae Morris nee Busch

Marietta Times. Marietta, Ohio, dated, July 28, 2007

    NEWPORT - Virginia Mae Morris, 67, of Newport died at 1:05 a.m. Thursday (July 26, 2007) in Carehaven of Pleasants at Belmont, W.Va.

    She was born July 3, 1940, in Marietta, the daughter of Clark and Margaret Shook Busch. She was a homemaker and a Catholic by faith.  On Dec. 1, 1955, she married Wilfred Leo Morris, who preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 2002.

    She is survived by two sons, Ronald Morris (Joyce) of Rinard Mills, Ohio, and Mike Morris (Joann) of Newport, Ohio; eight daughters, Donna Wickline (Russell) of Reno, Ohio, Cynthia Russell of Wellsville, Ohio, Bonnie Hizer (Jeff) of Sistersville, W.Va., Sharon Treadway of Cincinnati, Ohio, Betty Higgins (John) of Reno, Ohio, Patty Morris of Newport, Ohio, Karen Harman (Darren) of St. Marys, W.Va., and Nancy Morris of Lewisville, Ohio; 29 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Binegar (Raymond) of Graysville, Ohio; and one brother, Earl Busch (Joan) of New Matamoras, Ohio.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred; one son, Stephen Paul Morris; and two brothers, James and Clark Busch.

    Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday (July 28, 2007) at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras, Ohio, with Father David Gaydosik officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in New Matamoras, Ohio.

    Friends may call at Hadley Funeral Home in New Matamoras from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.

 

Morrison, Mae Morrison nee Walker

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 30, 2007

 Mae Morrison, 91, of 40574 Crum Ridge Road, Caldwell, Ohio died Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio. She was born at Harriettsville, Ohio on March 19, 1916 a daughter of the late James "Eff" Efford and Isabell Ayers Walker.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Crum Ridge Church of Christ, near Caldwell, Ohio for nearly 70 years. She loved feeding the birds, gardening and quilting. Mae was a very unselfish person given to hospitality.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Howard Morrison on January 3, 1982; two daughters, Lucille Smith and Jo Ann Parks and one brother, Earl Walker.

Surviving are one daughter: Sally (Karl) Guiler of Canal Winchester, Ohio; two sons: Dana (Peggy) Morrison of Caldwell, Ohio and Ben (Rita) Morrison of Alliance, Ohio; two sisters: Mabel (Don) Bennett of Harriettsville, Ohio and Esther (George) Brozovic of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers: James (Maxine) Walker of Marietta, Ohio and Ronald (Mary) Walker of Zanesville, Ohio; 13 grandchildren: Brent Smith, David Smith, Colin Morrison, Beth Ruegg, Penny Franklin, Junior Parks, Cindi Starr, Jeff Guiler, Tammy Grandy, Joe Guiler, Josh Guiler, Nathan Morrison and Sarah Morrison; two sons-in-law: Franklin Smith and Jim Parks; 17 great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-8 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2007.

Friends then will be received at the Crum Ridge Church of Christ, near Caldwell, Ohio from 10:00 until time of services at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 1, 2007 with Frank Love officiating. Burial will follow in the Crum Ridge Cemetery, near Caldwell, Ohio.

 

Morrison, Oleta Jane Morrison nee Bates

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 2, 2007

    Oleta Jane Morrison, 55, of 39088 Sandbar Road, Sycamore Valley, Ohio died Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at the Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio  She was born at Cambridge, Ohio on May 2, 1951 a daughter of the late John and Charlet Robinson Bates.  She was a 1969 graduate of Shenandoah High School, Sarahsville, Ohio; a homemaker and a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ, Woodsfield, Ohio.

    Surviving are her husband, Morris Morrison of the home whom she married July 14, 1973; one daughter: Misty (Duane) Potts of Beallsville, Ohio; one sister: Ruth Shingledecker of Reynoldsburg, Ohio and one grandson: James Michael Potts.

    There will be no visitation. Memorial graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2007 at the Creighton Ridge Cemetery, Sycamore Valley, Ohio.  Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Mullett, Margaret “Peggy” J. Mullett nee Haley

Harper Online Obituaries, Beallsville, Ohio, dated, November 1, 2007

Margaret "Peggy" J. Mullett, 64, of Hillsboro, Ohio, went home to be with Jesus on October 31, 2007 at The Ohio State Univesity Medical Center,

Columbus.  She was born July 12, 1943 in Wheeling, WV, the daughter of the late Tom and Mary Decker Haley.

 Surviving are her husband, Sherman; two sons, Shannon Mullett and Matthew Mullett and his wife, Terriann; also one granddaughter, Haley Mullett.  Most importantly, Peggy will be remembered as being a valuable asset to Person to Person Ministries where she served to help spread the Gospel of Christ and Salvation.

 She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ; 2 Timothy 4:6-8.  Visitation will be Sunday, November 4 at the Harper Funeral Home from 7 to 9 PM where funeral services will be held Monday, November 5 at 1 PM.  Burial will follow in Beallsville Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Person to Person Ministries, P O Box 39, Hillsboro, OH  45133.  To learn more about the work of Person to Person Ministries, please log onto their website at www.p2pm.org.

 

Murphy, Karen S. Murphy nee Potts

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, March 12, 2007

      Karen S. Murphy, 57, of Powhatan Point, Ohio, died Saturday, March 10, 2007 at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Bellaire, Ohio.  She was born Oct. 1, 1949, in Barnesville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Hazel Faye Peacemaker Potts and Jack Potts.  Karen was a homemaker and a retired Licensed Practical Nurse. She was a Nazarene by faith.

      Surviving in addition to her father, Jack Potts of Powhatan Point, Ohio, are her husband, Carl H. Murphy; one sister, Debbie Palmer and her husband, Dale, of Clarington, Ohio; three brothers: Matt Potts and his wife, Jackie, Jack Potts and his wife, Kathy and Kirk Potts, all of Powhatan Point, Ohio; also several nieces and nephews.

      Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht- Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, 186 Main Street, Powhatan Point, Ohio, on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until time of services at 6 p.m., with the Rev. Dennis Hancock officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

      Share condolences with Karen's family at www.altmeyer.com.

 

Myers, Ruth M. Myers

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

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

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

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

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

 

Neuhardt, Vernon Neuhardt

Source:  The Wooster [Ohio] Daily Record; October 16, 2007

        WOOSTER -- Vernon Arthur Neuhardt, 81, of Wooster, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, in West View Manor Nursing Home.

        Friends will be received at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m.

        Private family burial will be held.

        Those who wish may make contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Road or to Oak Chapel United Methodist Church, 4203 W. Old Lincoln Way, Wooster 44691.

        Born April 7, 1926, in Lewisville, he was the son of Arthur and Bertha (Christman) Neuhardt.

        He was a 1949 graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor of science degree in animal science.

        Vernon had been a herdsman and Instructor Emeritus at Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center.

        He was a member of Wooster United Methodist Church, member of Westwood Ruritans and volunteered at Wooster Township Fire Department for a number of years. He also volunteered for Wooster Community Hospital Medical Alerts and was one of the founders of OARDC Credit Union.

        Surviving are his wife, Beverly R. (Bodey) Neuhardt, to whom he had been married 53 years; his children, David (Sharen) Neuhardt of Yellow Springs, Craig Neuhardt of Salisbury, N.C., Jane (Chris) Fickes of Wooster and Rick Neuhardt of Wooster; grandchildren, Alex and Colin Fickes and Ann and Rob Gage; sisters, Nadine Knowlton of Columbus and Delys Bodenhausen of Hilandville, Mo.

        He was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Green and a brother, Richard Neuhardt.

 

Norman , Shirley Wanda Norman nee Ady

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

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

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

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

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

 

Norris, Richard Allen Norris

Source:  The [Wooster, Ohio] Daily Record; December 20, 2007

        MILLERSBURG -- Another star was placed in the heavens Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, when Richard Allen Norris, 52, of Millersburg, surrounded by his loving family in his home, came to the end of his courageous battle with cancer.

        Richard was born Oct. 6, 1955, to Ralph W. and Maggie J. (Giauque) Norris in Millersburg. Employed by Fleewood Travel Trailers for 32 years, he worked in several different states and easily made many lifetime friends wherever he went. He had a quality about him that drew you to him and made you want to share time and tales with him.

        He loved and enjoyed family, friends, NASCAR races (or racing of any kind), camping, four-wheeling, hunting, fishing, woodworking, crafting with his wife, music, barbecuing and the Indiana Covered Bridge Festival.

        He is survived by his devoted wife and caregiver, Brenda; children, Jared (Brenda) Norris of Richmond Heights, Amber Didinger (Julio Guerra) of Killbuck and Heather (Chris) Laurie of Fairmount, W.Va.; sisters, Jan Ochs of Killbuck, Rita Norris of Killbuck and Gayle Patterson of Millersburg; sisters-in-law, Debbie (Tom) Patton of Loudonville and Donna (Kirby) Crane of Millersburg; stepfather, Perry Rine of Killbuck; mother-in-law, Barb Price of Millersburg; and father-in-law, Ben (Julie) Knox of Wooster. Grandpa will be sadly missed by grandchildren, Zach, Devan, Dylan, Cole, Ricky, Reilly, Isabella, Gabe, Grace, Rose, Maggie and Aubrey. He will be fondly remembered and forever kept in the hearts of his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

        Richard was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ralph Edward Norris.

        Calling hours will be Saturday, Dec. 22, from 6-8 p.m. and funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg. Burial will take place in Nashville Cemetery, Nashville.

 

Norris, Ronald Norris

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

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

Preceded in death by a great nephew, David.

He is survived by 1 daughter: Tera Norris and Tom Cook of Malvern, Ohio, 1 son: Eric (Heather) Norris of Damascas, Ohio, 1 sister: Reba (Lloyd) Daugherty of Minerva, Ohio, 1 brother: Joseph (Vera) Norris of Woodsfield, Ohio, 2 grandchildren: Cole and Isabella Norris of Damascas, Ohio 3 nieces: Tiffany, Stacy, and April, 3 great nieces and 3 great nephews.

Friends will be received Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva, Ohio.  Friends will also be received from 12 noon until time of funeral service at 2 pm. Saturday February 3, 2007 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home Woodsfield, Ohio. Interment in the Neuhart Cemetery near Woodsfield.   

 

Norris, Thomas C. Norris

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

Thomas C. Norris, 67, Chardon, died March 6, 2007, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimers. He was born Jan. 10, 1940 in Paris, Pa., a son of the late Azel and Ruth Sayre Norris.  He was a retired Administrator of Safety and Traffic with Midwest Steel and Alloy of Youngstown and Cleveland. He was a graduate of Jefferson Union High School, was a veteran of the US Air Force and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly Goddard Norris, whom he married April 26, 1963; three daughters, Valerie (James) Wright of Vienna, W.Va., Laurie Kay (Christopher) Fox of Frederickstown, Renee (David) Mullett of Chardon; nine grandchildren, Willow, Walker, Weston, Tyler, Cody, Danee, Truxton, Scott,  CoraRuth; a brother, Alan of Hopedale; two sisters, Arline (Kenneth) Firm of Campbell, Mary Ellen Miller of Fairborn; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Raymond and Lois Goddard.

Friends were received March 8 until funeral services March 9 at Everhart-Bove Funeral Home, Richmond, with Bob Main officiating. Burial followed in the Richmond Union Cemetery, where military graveside services were conducted by the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad.

Condolences may be sent to www.everhart-bovefuneral-homes.com

 

Obertubbesing, Edwin R. Obertubbesing

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 17, 2007

Edwin R. Obertubbesing, 62, of 41617 State Route 800, Woodsfield, Ohio died Sunday, December 16, 2007 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was born at Rockaway, New York on August 1, 1945 a son of the late Howard and Kathyrn Ferger Obertubbesing.

He was a retired plumber and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Era.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and Phillip Obertubbesing.

Surviving are his wife, Geraldine Messer Obertubbesing whom he married on  September 18, 1988; one daughter: Mary Ann of Connecticut; one son: Edwin Obertubbesing of California; two stepdaughters: Beverly (Shawn) Rainey of Woodsfield, Ohio and Jennifer Pritt of Woodsfield, Ohio; one stepson: Wayne (Renee) Dvorscak of Elyria, Ohio; two sisters: Kathy Cusiamano of Lindenhurst, New York and Joan Thibault of Islip, New York; one brother: Jerry Obertubbesing of Brooklyn, New York; 11 grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 20, 2007 with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik officiating. Burial will follow in the Antioch Cemetery, Antioch, Ohio with military services.

 

Okey, Bernard B. Okey

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 21, 2007 

Bernard B. Okey, 77, of 48570 Glady Road, Summerfield, Ohio died Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at his home.

He was born near Harriettsville, Ohio on February 23, 1930 a son of the late Orville and Ida Mae Crum Okey.

He was a retired truck driver for the Noble County Highway Department with 25 years of service; was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War having received a Purple Heart. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 4721, Caldwell, Ohio and the D.A.V.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Debra Spires; three sisters, Freda Woodford, Dessie Reed and Ethel Schell and one brother, Clarence Okey.

Surviving are his wife, Florence Irene Robinson Okey whom he married on April 29, 1959; one daughter: Brenda Wise of Summerfield, Ohio; four sons: David (Joyce) Spires of Summerfield, Ohio, Michael (Judy) Spires of Summerfield, Ohio, Bernard (Karen) Okey, Jr. of Summerfield, Ohio and Bruce Okey of Columbus, Ohio; four sisters: Beulah White of Byesville, Ohio, Sylvia Babik of Cleveland, Ohio, Fanchion Ramsey of Canton, Ohio and Opal Garey of Canton, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, 202 Main Street, Summerfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 23, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 2007 with Rev. Bill Pickenpaugh officiating. Burial will follow in the Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield, Ohio with full military services by the Noble County Veterans Council.

 

Oldham, Harold  Eugene  Oldham  Jr.

Source:  nelsonfuneralhome.com; May 2007

        HAROLD  EUGENE  OLDHAM, JR., a resident of Eureka Springs, AR, was born August 18, 1944, in Dennison, TX, a son of Harold E. Sr. and Margaret (Phillips) Oldham. He departed this life Sunday, May 6, 2007 in Fayetteville, AR, at the age of 62. 

        Mr. Oldham was a travel agent and a member of Button Memorial United Methodist Church in Little Elm, Texas. He also attended the First United Methodist Church in Eureka Springs. 

       On August 2, 1989, he was united in marriage with Virgilyn Centeno who survives him of the home. He is also survived by one son, Harold Oldham III of Eureka Springs, one daughter, Tammie Martin-Cunningham and her husband Holly Cunningham of Keller, TX, two brothers, Billy Oldham of California and Thomas Oldham of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, and two grandchildren, Blake and Brett Martin of Keller, TX. 

        Visitation will be Friday, May 11, 2007, from 5 until 8:00 PM at Nelson's Chapel of the Springs in Eureka Springs, AR. Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 12, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church of Eureka with Reverend John. A. Gowling officiating under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service Inc. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.

 

Oliver, Robert F. Oliver

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, December 20, 2007

Robert F. Oliver, 74, of Randolph Road, Marietta, died at 11:09 a.m.

Wednesday (Dec. 19, 2007) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.He was born on June 15, 1933, in Parkersburg, a son of William Franklin Oliver and Thelma Luverna Tuell Oliver.

He had been employed at Fenton Art Glass. Bob attended Lawrence Baptist Church, was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Korea, a member of Purple Heart Club of Washington County, a member of VFW 5108, a member of American Legion Post 159 of Williamstown, and was past

president of American Flint Glass Workers Local 22.

On Dec. 31, 1970, he married Marlyn Theobald. She survives with three sons, Robert F. (Barbara) Oliver Jr. of New Matamoras, Stephen C. (Anna) Oliver of Marietta, Michael A. (Melody Dearth) Oliver of Marietta; four grandchildren, Robert F. Oliver III, Bryan David Oliver, Michael James Dye, Rachael Strickler; and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Charles E. Oliver and Larry L. Oliver both of Williamstown and William H. Oliver of Boston, Mass.; two sisters, Kathleen Brookover of Marietta and Carolyn Brookover of Williamstown; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor Gale Lauderman officiating. Burial will follow in Newport Cemetery with full military rites by Williamstown Post 159 of the American Legion. Friends may call from 9 a.m. Friday until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

 

Owens, Opal VanDyne Owens nee Bishop

Bundy-Law Online Obituaries, Cambridge, Ohio, dated, August 4, 2007

Opal VanDyne-Owens 98 of Cambridge, Ohio passed away Friday August 3, 2007 at the Cardinal House. She was born October 5, 1908 in Monroe County, Ohio to the late Otto O. and Offa Archer Bishop.

Also preceding her in death was her first Husband H. Bernard VanDyne and second Husband Howard M. Owens, brother Edmond Bishop and sister Sara Gibson.

Opal graduated from Summerfield High School and attended Muskingum College. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, she was a retired school teacher and taught 1st  grade for 37 years in Noble, Monroe, and Guernsey County and retired from Oakland School in 1972. She was a member of the National, State and County Teacher's Organizations. Opal volunteered for 12 years at Cambridge Health Care Center and was named ''Volunteer of the year'' in Nursing Homes in Ohio in 1993 by the Ohio Health Care Association.

Opal is survived by 2 nieces: Denise Evans of Massillon, Ohio and Amy Murphy of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 5 nephews: James R. VanDyne of Englewood, Oh, Dennis Orahoske of Cambridge, Dennis Owens of Charlottesville, Va., Kenneth Owens of Laport, Ind., James Owens of Michigan City, Ind. 2 sisters-in-laws: Dorothy VanDyne of Barnesville, Oh, Mrs. Joseph (Mildred) Orahoske of Cambridge. Several cousins,  Donald Bishop of Cambridge and Kathy Chester of Caldwell.

Calling hours will be 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Sunday Aug. 5 and 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Monday Aug 6 with services to follow at 11:00 A.M. Monday Aug. 6 with Rev. Dr. Terry Litton officiating. Burial in Northwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Guernsey or the First United Methodist Church.

 

Pabst, Thelma Pabst nee Mallett

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 6, 2007

    Thelma Pabst age 96 of Circleville, Ohio formerly of Woodsfield, & Canton, died Sunday March 4, 2007 at the home of her cousin Bill Wittenbrook with whom she resided. She was born August 31, 1910 at Shadyside, Ohio a daughter of the late William F. Wiley & Gussie Wittenbrook Mallett.  She was a graduated of Barnesville High School, a long time resident of Canton, Ohio where she retired from Ohio Bell Telephone Company. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and a member of the Community Christian Church of Canton, Ohio.

    Preceded in death by her brother: Jack Wiley.

    She is survived by several cousins and her beloved cat "Buddy". Private graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday March 7, 2007 in Oaklawn Cemetery Woodsfield, Ohio with Brent Roth Officiating. Arrangements by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Parsons, Reta Gale Parsons, nee Dillon

Source:  The Jackson Herald, (Ripley, West Virginia) - Tuesday, March 13, 2007

        RIPLEY - Reta Gale Dillon Parsons, 60, of Ripley, departed this life Sunday, March 11, 2007, at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, following an extended illness.

        She was born February 10, 1947 at Charleston, a daughter of Charles Everett Dillon of Ripley and the late Mary Kathleen Davis Dillon.

        She was a retired teller from City National Bank, formerly Bank of Ripley, with 40 years of service. She was also a member of the Ripley Tabernacle Baptist Church.

        In addition to her father, survivors include her son Larry Eugene Parsons, Jr., of Ripley; step-mother Helen Dillon of Ripley; sister Beverly Sue Dillon of Ripley; step-brother Richard Winter of Waynesboro, VA; step-sisters Terry Lynn Faunce of Townville, PA and Susan Detwiler of Waxhaw, NC; grandchildren Emily Shinn, Dylan Parsons and Ryley Parsons; nieces Yvette Welling of Given and Brandy Nelson of Ripley; nephew Mike Clark of Winfield and special friends Zella Fisher and family; Fonda Moore and Ginger Stephens.

        In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband Larry E. Parsons, Sr.

        Services will be held tomorrow, March 14, 2007, at 1 p.m. at the Ripley Tabernacle Baptist Church, Ripley, with Pastor Mike Elder officiating. Burial will follow in Fairplain Cemetery. Visitation will be held today, March 13, 2007, from 5-8 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are being provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

        In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the American Cancer Society, c/o Janet Penczak, 3901 Briscoe Road, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

        Online condolences may be sent to castofuneralhome@citynet.net.

 

Parsons, Virginia Lee Parsons, nee Morrison

Source:  The Columbus [Ohio] Dispatch - Monday, April 23, 2007

        PARSONS Virginia Lee Parsons, age 85, of Reynoldsburg, died peacefully at her home on April 20, 2007. She was born February 7, 1922 to the late John and Ruth (Lamb) Morrison in Rose Farm, Ohio. Virginia is survived by her daughter, Ardetta (Donald) Hoferkamp; daughter-in-law, Jill Parsons; grandchildren, Angela, Tammy, Kellie, Doug, Dan and Don; 12 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; her supportive neighbors; and dog, Lady.

        She is preceded in death by her husband Warren, son Roger, brothers John and Dale, sisters Irene and Margaret. Friends may call Monday, April 23, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday 9:30-11:30 a.m., followed by funeral service starting at 11:30 a.m. Burial at Glen Rest Memorial Gardens. Condolences available at www.pfeiferfuneral.com.

 

Paulus, William Anthony Paulus

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 23, 2007

    William A. Paulus age 77 of Woodsfield, Ohio died Sunday April 22, 2007 at Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus, Ohio.  He was born in Monroe County Ohio January 23, 1930 a son of the late Chester Paulus and Geneva Polen Paulus.  He was a life long farmer, member of the Carpenters Local Union No. 3 Wheeling, West Virginia for 50 years and a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ Lewisville, Ohio.

    He is survived by his wife: Vivian Claus Paulus - Woodsfield, Ohio, 1 daughter: Joyce Paulus - Woodsfield, Ohio, 2 brothers: Elwood Paulus - Millersburg, Ohio, David Paulus - Woodsfield, Ohio, Several nieces and nephews.

    Friends received from (2-4) & (6-8) p.m. Wednesday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday April 26, 2007 with Rev. Karen Binford officiating.  Interment in the Middle Church Cemetery near Lewisville, Ohio.

 

Peddicord, Rachel Ellen Peddicord, nee Griffin

Source: The Review [East Liverpool, Ohio]; 11 Jan 2007

        Rachel Ellen Peddicord, 70, of Pugh Road, East Liverpool, Ohio, passed away peacefully at her residence.

        She was born and raised in East Liverpool on August 23, 1936 and was the loving daughter of the late Loren & Pauline (McCall) Griffin. Mrs. Peddicord lived her entire life in the area as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and great-grandmother. She had worked as a private care giver.

        Her husband, James W. Peddicord preceded her in death on October 29, 1981.

        She will be sadly missed and forever loved by her children: two daughters, Deborah Chuck and her husband, Jay of Lisbon, OH and Julie Erwin of East Liverpool, OH; two sons, Mark Peddicord and his wife Darlene of East Palestine, OH and James Peddicord and his wife Jeannie of East Liverpool, OH; two brothers, Loren Griffin and his wife Beverly of Scottsboro, Alabama and Larry Griffin of Salem, OH; a sister, Margie Purtell of Sparks, NV; ten grandchildren, Heather Toot and her husband, David of Lisbon, Jessica Chuck of Lisbon, Lance, Brent and Nicole Erwin of East Liverpool, OH, Amber and Derek Peddicord of East Palestine, OH and Chachi, Deanna & Sabrina Peddicord all of East Liverpool, OH; two great-grandchildren, David and Haley Toot of Lisbon, OH; several nieces and nephews and her dearest friend, Virginia. Mom you will be forever in our hearts.

        Mrs. Peddicord was also preceded in death by a sister, Sheila Zoellers, a son-in-Law, Ken Erwin and a granddaughter, Tesia Peddicord.

        Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home on Saturday January 13, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Joe Cilone of the United Brethern in Christ Church, officiating

        Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

        The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta on Friday, January 12, 2007 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

 

Perry, Naomi June Perry, nee Lattea

Source:  The Inter-Mountain [Elkins, West Virginia]; 30 May 2007

        Naomi June Perry, 71, of Buckhannon, died Saturday, May 26, 2007, at her home following a year-long battle with cancer.

        She was born July 19, 1935, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Charles W. and Bessie Belle Snyder Lattea.

        Surviving are her husband Billy V. Perry, whom she was united in marriage to on Feb. 25, 1955; two daughters, Joni Lynne Marple and husband, David, of Buckhannon and Melissia June Lamb and husband, Ronald, of Buckhannon; four grandchildren, Daniel Lee Marple and wife, Ashley, Corey Steven Riffle, Dustin David Marple and Dalton Michael Marple, all of Buckhannon; one great-grandson, Landon Daniel Marple; four sisters, Opal Spicer of Weston, Irene Cherney of McKinleysville, Calif., Betty George of Fairmont and Sue Conlon of Bridgeport; and one brother, Bill Lattea of Charleston.

        She was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

        She was a homemaker and had previously been employed by Stone & Thomas in Buckhannon. She attended Christian Fellowship Church.

        Viewing will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, at the funeral home with the Rev. Edward McDaniels officiating. Interment will follow in Upshur County Memorial Park in Tennerton. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements for Naomi June Perry.

 

Pfouts, Cora Ann Pfouts, nee Lawrence

Source:  The Newark [Ohio] Advocate;  January 26, 2007

Aug. 19, 1958-Jan. 25, 2007

        A memorial service will be held at a later date for the family and friends of Cora Ann Pfouts, 48, of Jacksonville, Fla.

        Mrs. Pfouts passed away Jan. 25, 2007, at St. Vincent's Hospital, after a brief illness.

        Mrs. Pfouts was born Aug. 19, 1958, in Newark, to Frederick and Mary Lawrence. Cora was a devoted mother and housewife. She was a 1977 graduate of Newark High School.

        She is survived by her loving husband, Donald; daughter, Brittany; her mother; brothers, Wayne (Lou Ann), Charles (Jane), Thomas, Paul, and Robert (Tami), all in the Newark area; sisters, Helen Lawrence and Linda (Floyd) Allen, also in the Newark area; six nieces; and two nephews.

        She was preceded in death by her father; her sister, Oleta Louise Lawrence; and a nephew, Brendan Charles Lawrence.

"Be open to your dreams, people. Embrace that distant shore. Because our mortal journey is over all too soon."

       A.B. Coleman Mortuary, 5660 Moncrief Road, Jacksonville, is handling arrangements.

 

Piatt, Paul F. Piatt

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 31, 2007

    Paul F. Piatt, 72, of 43190 Dent Ridge Road, Woodsfield, Ohio died Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio.  He was born near Woodsfield, Ohio on May 25, 1935 a son of the late Lorenza and Pearl Hissom Piatt.  He was a retired glass worker for the former Viking Glass Company in New Martinsville, West Virginia and was a member of the Army Reserve.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur Piatt; two step-brothers, John Piatt and Charles Robert Piatt; one step-sister, Clara Briggs.

    Surviving are one brother, Archie Piatt of Lewisville, Ohio; two step-sisters: Mary Nalley of Woodsfield, Ohio and Dorothy Crosley of New Concord, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

    Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2007 with Harold Kinney, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, near Graysville, Ohio.

 

Piatt, Timothy James Piatt

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 4, 2007

    Timothy James Piatt, age 35, died in an accidental drowning March 16, 2007 in Dry Creek River Waterford, California.  He was born March 12, 1972 in Barnesville, Ohio.

    He is survived by his parents: Don and Karen Piatt of Senecaville, Ohio formerly of Waterford, California. His children: Cyndi,age 16 and Christopher, age 15 ,both of Hickman, California. One sister, Christy and one brother, David, both of Buffalo, Ohio, grandmother Alice L. Niles of San Jose, California.

    He was preceded in death by his grandparents Frank & Dorothy Piatt of Woodsfield, Ohio and his grandfather Bertrum Niles of San Jose, California,

Tim moved to California when he was 15 and attended Hughson High School. He was an Eagle Scout, Police academy graduate and a truck driver.  He attended the Healing Place Church in Hughson where a memorial service was held March 21, 2007. He dearly loved his children and was always ready to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed fishing, outdoors, rodeo, racing and loved the Steelers. He is fondly remembered for his ready smile, sense of humor, compassion, and hard work. He will be greatly missed.

    Friends received Saturday April 7, 2007 from 11 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 12 noon at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio with Pastor Aaron Long officiating. Interment in the Oaklawn Cemetery Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Pittman, Beverly Cramer Pittman nee Milhoan

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Pittman, Jeanette Pittman nee Couture

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, July 30, 2007

PITTMAN, Jeannette M., 59, of Lewisville, Ohio, died Friday, July 27, 2007, at her home.  She was a homemaker; and a very loving mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor; her father, Joseph Couture; and her stepfather, Lester Haines.

Surviving are two sons, Victor Jon Pittman of Woodsfield, Ohio, and Alex Pittman of Bedford, Pa.; two daughters, Ann Pittman of Seattle, Wash., and Erica Pittman of the home; her mother, Loretta Haines of Shadyside, Ohio; her stepmother, Edith Couture of Woodsfield; two brothers, Ed Couture of Woodsfield, and Joe Couture of Chicago, Ill.; four sisters, Susan Brown of Shadyside, Maridell Couture of Cleveland, Ohio, Betty Jo Mellott of Beallsville, Ohio, and Marianne Rafig of Chicago.

Friends may call Tuesday from 6-9 p.m., at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, Ohio, where services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m.  Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery

 

Pittman, Randall Pittman

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

    Randall L. Pittman, 22, of Jerusalem, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007 in Barnesville Hospital as the result of an ATV accident.  He was born Sept. 23, 1984 in Bellaire, the son of Scott and Karen Coe Pittman.

    Surviving in addition to his parents with whom he resided are his fiance', Ashley Nelson, of Beallsville; grandparents, Ronald and Nora Moore Pittman of Jerusalem and Virgil and Barbara Casto Coe, of Beallsville; his great-grandmothers, Fern Moore and Hildred Mareno, both of Woodsfield and Bernice Coe of Wellsburg, W. Va.; his aunts, Kellie Gallatin of Beallsville and Sheila (Sonny) Jones of Jerusalem; also a cousin, Amber.

    Friends may call Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, where services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m.  Burial will follow in Beallsville Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be sent to the family at 52262 SR 26, Jerusalem, Ohio 43747.

 

Porter, Richard D. Porter

Source:  The Lebanon [Missouri]  Daily Record - Tuesday, June 5, 2007

        Richard D. Porter, 44, of Crocker, formerly of Lebanon, died Sunday afternoon, June 3, 2007, in his home in Crocker.

        He was born July 27, 1962, in Lebanon, to Roy Lee and Doris Jean Mings Porter.

        He married Angelina Jennings, who preceded him in death in 2004.

        He also was preceded in death by his parents;* a brother, Fay "Ras" Porter and a sister, Freida Berry.

        For many years he worked at Independent Stave Company and also as a farm hand for Deb Long farms.

        He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lebanon.

        Survivors include two daughters, Sera and Mae Porter, both of Crocker; two sons, Richard Porter, Jr. and Ethan Porter, both of Lebanon; a grandson, Michael; his mother, Doris Porter,* of Springfield; four sisters, Cindy Jones and her husband, Larry, of Seymour; Jo Sharp and her husband, Jim, of Dixon; Vicky Boiko and her husband, Vladimar, of Greeley, Colo.; Loretta Sweeney, of Wichita, Kan.; a number of nieces and nephews, several aunts, uncles and cousins.

        Services for Richard D. Porter will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2007, in the Holman-Howe Funeral Home.

        Visitation will be immediately following the service in the funeral home.

Submitter's Notes:

        * There is a conflict here concerning his mother.  She had survived.

         ** This is his uncle and aunt.

        **  Below is a more complete obituary from the funeral home.

 

Porter, Richard D. Porter

Source:  The Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Lebanon, Missouri; June, 2007

        Richard Dean Porter, son of Roy Lee and Doris Jean Mings Porter, was born July 27, 1962, in Lebanon, Missouri. He departed this life Sunday, June 3, 2007, in his home, in Crocker, Missouri, at the age of forty-four years, ten months, and six days.

        He was preceded in death by his father; and his wife, Angelina Chambers Porter. Richard is survived by two daughters, Sera Porter and Mae Porter, both of Crocker, Missouri; two sons, Richard Porter, Jr. and Ethan Porter, both of Lebanon, Missouri; a grandson, Michael; his mother, Doris Porter, of Springfield, Missouri; four sisters, Cindy Jones, and her husband, Larry, of Seymour, Missouri, Jo Sharp, and her husband, Jim, of Dixon, Missouri, Vicky Boiko, and her husband, Vladimir, of Greeley, Colorado, and Loretta Sweeney, of Wichita, Kansas; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

        He was born and raised in the Lebanon community, and lived most of his life in the Lebanon area. Since Angelina’s passing, he had made his home in Crocker, Missouri. He worked for the Independent Stave Company for several years, and also had been a farmhand on the Deb Long Farms. Richard had made his profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lebanon. In his spare time he enjoyed attending sales and collecting knives. Although he had several health problems for the last several years, he bore his illness with great courage and determination. His family was very important to him and he especially enjoyed spending time with his children. Richard was a loving father, grandfather, son, brother, and uncle, and was a caring neighbor and friend. He will be greatly missed, but the memories he made for his family and friends will live on forever in their hearts. He suffered on this earth….but now he has his reward.

        Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2007, in the Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Lebanon. Visitation will follow the service. Services are under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon, Missouri.

 

Prevatle, Betty Louise Meeks Prevatle, nee Williams

Source:  The Wise County Messenger, Decatur, Texas;  Sunday, September 2, 2007

1931-2007

        Betty Louise Prevatle, 75, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2007, in Rhome. A memorial service was held at Aurora Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Withers officiating.

        She was born Nov. 17, 1931, in Vienna, W.Va., to Robert E. Williams and Mary Abigail Williams. She was a member of Aurora Baptist Church in Rhome.

        She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Kenneth Meeks Sr.

        Survivors include son Raymond K. Meeks Jr. and wife Marcella of Rhome; daughters Judy Ann Riser and husband Larry of Ellen Bura, W.Va., and Martha Louise Poole and husband Tommy of Bay Saint Louis, Miss.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

 

Price, Dale Price

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, April 6, 2007

    Marvin Dale Price, 66, of Bethesda, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at his home. He was born Jan. 2, 1941 in Barnesville, a son of Hilda McFarland Price, and the late Samuel Price.   Dale was retired from the Morton Salt Co. of Rittman, Ohio and served in the US Army.

    Surviving are his mother, Hilda McFarland Price of Bethesda; sons, John (Lori) Price of Creston, Ohio, Bernie (Deanne) Price, and Michael Price, all of Wooster; two adopted daughters, Paula and Jillayne, of Texas; his former wife and lifelong friend, Barbara Gatten Price; a sister, Lois Jane Wadleigh of Maine; brothers, Jim of Beallsville and Alan of Hendrysburg, and seven grandchildren.

    Dale will be missed by his special friends, Harlan Bell, Mark Fraley, Rusty Lucas, Bill Ray, Tom Wright and extra special friend, Robbie Powell, his many friends in the Bethesda area, and at the Morton Salt Company.

    Dale requested private services at the convenience of the family.  Burial in Chestnut Level Cemetery, Belmont, Ohio.  Arrangements by Kelly- Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 322 North Main St., Bethesda, Ohio.

 

Rausch, Clara Elizabeth Rausch nee Froehlich

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 22, 2007

    Clara Elizabeth Rausch, age 94, of Woodsfield, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 20, 1912, Barnesville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Edward Froehlich and Lillian Chambers Froehlich.  She was a member of the St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Woodsfield. She was valedictorian of the Barnesville High School Class of 1930. Preceding her marriage she was an elementary school teacher at Trinity Catholic School on Wheeling Island.  She and her husband, Elmer A. Rausch with her sister-in-law Hilda Rausch published the Monroe County Beacon for over 30 years. In later years she continued to proof read for the new owners until December of 2005.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer A. Rausch in 1993; sister-in-law, Hilda Rausch; two brothers, Bernard and Leo Froehlich; one infant sister, Bernice Froehlich.

    She is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Paul) Conner, Woodsfield, Ohio; Rita (Jack) Spiers, Pickerington, Ohio; one granddaughter, Cynthia Conner, Gahanna, Ohio; two grandsons, Michael (Bobbie) Spiers, Delaware, Ohio; Scott (Heidi) Spiers, Powell, Ohio; two great grandsons, Alex and Will Spiers; two nieces, Jackie Gant, Newark, Ohio; Sister Maryanne Froehlich, Manitowoc, Wisconsin; one nephew, Msgr. Mark Froehlich, Lansing, Ohio.

    Friends will be received from 2-9 with Vigil Services at 7:00.p.m. Thursday May 24, 2007, at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2007, at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik officiating. Interment in the Church Cemetery.  Memorial contributions can be made to St. Sylvester Church or the Barnesville High School Alumni Association.

 

Reed, Dama M. Reed nee MvVey

Source: Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, Ohio, dated, July 2007

        Dama M. Reed, 97, of the Victorian Oaks Assisted Living Center, Cambridge, Ohio (formerly of Summerfield, Ohio) died Friday, July 20, 2007 at the center. She was born at Summerfield, Ohio on June 28, 1910 a daughter of the late Ned McVey, who was a former Physician in Noble County, and Pearl Brister McVey.

        She attended Kent State University, Kent, Ohio and graduated from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. She was a retired school teacher having taught for 34 years in Noble County including a one room school, the Stone School near East Union, Ohio, Summerfield School, Summerfield, Ohio, Mt. Ephraim School, Mt. Ephraim, Ohio and Caldwell Elementary, Caldwell, Ohio; former mayor of Summerfield, Ohio for 12 years; member of the former Summerfield United Methodist Church, Summerfield, Ohio and attended the Summerfield Church of Christ, Summerfield, Ohio; a member of the former Order of Eastern Star, Summerfield, Ohio; member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Honor Society and a member of the Noble County Retired Teachers Association.

        In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Reed on January 14, 1966; one sister, Marguerite Norris.

        Surviving are one son: Thomas William "Tim" Reed and his wife Connie of St. Louisville, Ohio; one daughter: Linda Reed Watson and husband Don of Springfield, Ohio; one grandson: Reed Watson of Summerfield, Ohio; four granddaughters: Lynn Heise and husband Tad of Connecticut, Julie Richards and husband Dale of Columbus, Ohio, Kelly Gray and husband Todd of Huron, Ohio and Molly Reed of Brecksville, Ohio; seven great grandchildren.

        Friends will be received at the Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, 202 Main Street, Summerfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Tom Gruver officiating.

        Burial will follow in the Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield, Ohio.

 

Reither, Louise Seebach Reither nee Drum

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

Louise Seebach Reither age 72 of Lewisville, Ohio died Wednesday Oct. 10, 2007 at the Monroe County Care Center. She was born in Oct. 3, 1935 Monroe County Ohio a daughter of the late Raymond E. Drum and Annie Laurie Yockey Drum.  She was a former employee of the Monroe County Care Center and Summit Acres Nursing Home. Former Summit Township Clerk, Past President of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 87. Owner and operator of the Summit Stop & Shop.

Preceded in death by her husband: Vernon G. Seebach, 1 brother: James Drum, and 1 grandson: Jason Seebach.

She is survived by her husband: Charles E. Reither of Lewisville, Ohio, 7 sons: Dwaine (Sally) Craig - Lewisville, Ohio, Kevin (Carol) Craig - Columbus, Ohio, Steve Seebach - Beallsville, Ohio, Karl (Tammy) Seebach,  Caldwell, Ohio, Paul (Snoopy) Seebach – Dexter City, Ohio, Charles (Pam) Seebach - Lancaster, Ohio, Glenn (Kim) Seebach - Maryville, Tennessee, 1 daughter: Laurie (David) Conner - Lewisville, Ohio, 2 stepdaughters: Charlene (Sean) Venrick - Lancaster, Ohio, Melody Seebach - Pennsylvania, 1 brother: Charles (Lana) Drum - Maryville, Tennessee, 2 sisters: Alice Swindall - Commercial Point, Ohio, Mary (Delvin) Wiggins - Woodsfield, Ohio, 23 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren.

 Friends received from 2- 9 p.m. Friday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 13, 2007 with Minister Sam Bartrug officiating. Interment in the Friendship Cemetery Lewisville, Ohio.

 

Remick, Adolph “Red” Remick

Grisell Online Obituaries, Clarington, Ohio, dated, November 30, 2007

Remick, Adolph "Red", 94, of Belmont Manor, St. Clairsville, Ohio, formerly of Clarington, Ohio, died Thursday, November 29, 2007 at his residence. He was born August 21, 1913 in Warwood, WV, the son of the late John and Mary (Radovich) Remick.

He was a retired operator for Tonkovich Trucking Company; a member of the Masonic Lodge #597 F&AM in Clarington, and St. John's Bosco Catholic Church in Sardis, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen G. Karolinas Remick; two sisters, Mary Tominack and Elizabeth Remick; a

brother, John Remick; and a son, Stephen Remick.

Survivors include two daughters, Martha (Glen) Ferenbaugh of Howard, Ohio, and Barbara (Ernest) Kocher of Clarington; a sister, Anne Wolodkin of Wheeling, WV; two brothers, Joe Remick of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and Carl Remick of Mozart, WV; 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Saturday from 11am until time of service at 1:00pm at St. John's Bosco Catholic Church, 37325 Fifth Avenue, Sardis, Ohio with Fr. David Gaydosik as celebrant. Interment in Clarington Cemetery, Clarington, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice 132 Peters Run Road Wheeling, WV 26003 or to St. John's Bosco Catholic Church.

Arrangements by Grisell Funeral Home, Clarington, Ohio.

 

Reynolds, Golda M. Reynolds nee Drury

Source:  Published in the Owensboro Messenger and Inquirer

Golda M. Reynolds, 94, of Owensboro, died Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at Hermitage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born September 24, 1912 to the late Charles Drury and Minnie Morris Drury Thrasher in Tell City, IN.  She was a member of Breckenridge United Methodist Church, worked in the family grocery for many years and enjoyed cooking, gardening and canning as a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Reynolds on February 4, 1988.

Survivors include her sons, Dr. James M. Reynolds of Rockville, IN, Charles H. Reynolds and William C. Reynolds, both of Owensboro and a step-son, John D. Reynolds of Owensboro.  Nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1:00 PM Friday at Glenn Funeral Home with burial in Elmwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be after 10:00 AM Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

 

Rice, Bryan R. Rice

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 6, 2007

Bryan R. Rice, 40, of New Orleans, Louisiana (formerly of Woodsfield, Ohio) died Monday, November 5, 2007 in New Orleans following an accidental drowning accident. He was born at Cambridge, Ohio on November 18, 1966 a son of M. Bryan Rice who survives of Delaware and Bertha A. Canberg Saho who survives of Woodsfield, Ohio.  He was a deck hand/admiral for Jefferson Marine Towing; was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his step-mother, Connie Rice of Delaware; step-father, Ronald M. Saho of Woodsfield, Ohio; two daughters: Aubrey Dawn Rice of Cambridge, Ohio and Alyssa Nicole Coyle of Byesville, Ohio; one son: Dakota Rice of Georgia; one sister: Deborah Rice of Woodsfield, Ohio; one brother: Robert Rice of Prescott, Arizona; paternal grandparents: Rev. Myrtus and Wilda Rice of Jamestown, New York; two step-brothers: Eric M. Saho of Walker, West Virginia and Brian S. Saho of Marietta, Ohio; two grandsons: Thomas Coyle and Joshua Harrington; two nephews: Chuck Landers of Woodsfield, Ohio and Dan Rice of Prescott, Arizona.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Kevin Coyle.

Friends will be received at the Free Methodist Church, 795 Lewisville Road, Woodsfield, Ohio from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2007 with Pastors Todd and Sheryl Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the Miltonsburg Cemetery, Miltonsburg, Ohio.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Free Methodist Church, 795 Lewisville Road, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.  Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Riel, Everett A. Riel

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 8, 2007

Everett A. “Bud” Riel, 91, New Martinsville, died March 4, 2007, in New Martinsville. He was born Jan. 10, 1916, in New Martinsville, the son of John and Rena Pyles Riel.  He was a steelworker and a dairy farmer.

Surviving are his loved wife of 64 years, Mildred Dunlap Riel; son, David (Iona) Riel, granddaughter, Kathryn (Randy) Finley; great-grandson, Tyler Finley; his nurse, Daniel Bolen; aide and caregiver, Dianna Lynn Glendenning; two sisters, Eloise and Edna Riel; nephew, Wayne Riel; two great-nephews, Jeff and Brian Riel; and two great-nieces, April Riel Daugherty and Jennifer Riel Vanghan and their children.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Riel; and a son, John Riel.

Friends will be received March 7, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Iams Funeral Home, New Martinsville, where services will be held March 8, at 1 p.m., with Rev. David Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Northview Cemetery.

 

Riggenbach, Edwin F. Riggenbach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Please share your memories at www.mem.com.

*Submitter's Note:  Below is another obituary.

 

Riggenbach, Edwin F. Riggenbach

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

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

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

 

Rinard, Stephen Meade Rinard

Source:  The Hamil Family Funeral Home; October, 2007

July 7, 1942 - October 21, 2007

        Stephen Meade Rinard passed away Sunday, October 21, 2007. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 29, at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. Funeral services will be at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, October 30, at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church. A military burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park.

        Stephen Meade Rinard was born in Breckenridge, Texas on July 7, 1942 to Meade Withington and Ella Agnes Rinard. Steve attended East Ward Elementary, Breckenridge Junior High School, and Breckenridge High School. He graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1960. As a young man, Steve attended Camp Stewart in Hunt, Texas for three years. At age 14, from 1956-1960, he worked for the Safeway Grocery Store in Breckenridge. After graduation, Steve and his four close friends, Sam Rogers, Joe Provenza, Eddie Clark, and Jimmy Frasier, left June 17, 1960 on a 12,000 mile, two month trip through the western United States, Canada, and Alaska. Traveling in a 4-wheel drive double cab international truck, equipped with a 9-foot cabin, they fulfilled a 4-year ambition first begun when they were freshmen.

        Steve graduated from the University of Texas in 1965 with a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration. While at the University of Texas, from 1961-1965, he was a Committee Clerk for the House of Representatives in Austin, Texas.

On November 19, 1966, Steve married Carolyn Eunelle Short in Abilene, Texas.

        From 1966 to 1967, Steve worked for his father in Breckenridge as an Independent Oil Operator. In 1967, they moved to Monahans, Texas where Steve worked for Dowell Chemical. From 1967 to 1969, Steve worked for Titches-Goettinger as a men's clothing buyer in Dallas, Texas. From 1969 to 1976, Steve was a buyer and manager for the Minter's Department Stores in downtown, River Oaks, and Sweetwater, Texas. During this time, Steve became a member of the Rotary Club and the Junior Chamber of Commerce. He received many awards including JC of the year in 1973. From 1974 to 1975, Steve attended Hardin-Simmons University and obtained his Business Composite teacher certification. In 1976, Steve became a teacher in the Vocational (Career and Technology) Department at Abilene High School. He also taught AP (Honors) Economics at Abilene High School. Abilene High School made Steve an honorary member of their Future Farmers of America chapter. From 1977 to 1978, he received a Career Technology Certification from Texas A&M University. Concurrently with teaching at Abilene High School, he taught in the evenings at Cisco Junior College. He was the Department Chair of the Career and Technology Department until his retirement in 2006. He loved Abilene High School, Royce Curtis, Terry Bull, and faculty of the Career and Technology Department so very much.

        Steve and Carolyn were Cooper High School band officers from 1987 to 1991 and from 1996 to 2000. They were band treasurers and accompanied the Cooper Band to both the Rose Bowl Parade in 1990 and to Hawaii in 2000. Steve was an ardent supporter of both Abilene High School and Cooper High School athletic programs for many years. In 1991, Steve became a loyal supporter of Baylor University and the Baylor Bears. He attended all sporting events for Baylor. Watching Cowboy football and Texas Ranger baseball were his favorite weekend activities.

        Steve's favorite summers for 26 years were family vacations spent in motor homes, travel trailers, and National Lodges in the state parks of Texas and the National Parks. Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Grand Canyon National Parks were his very favorites.

        Steve spent 21 total years in the military. He joined the Texas National Guard in Breckenridge and spent 10 years in Field Artillery. He then transferred to the 490th Civil Affairs Unit of the Army Reserve in Abilene and spent 11 years. He was a Fire Directions Supply and Operations Staff Sergeant earning the rank of E7. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal in 1987 and 1989. He retired from Active to Retired Reserves in January of 1989.

        Steve was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law, Kenneth Cameron Short and mother-in-law, Ila Belle Brewer Short. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carolyn Eunelle Short Rinard, daughter Lynlee Ila Rinard Ridley and husband Philip Lynn Ridley, son Cameron Stephen Rinard, grandson Reed Stephen Ridley, and granddaughter Caroline Oneal Ridley, brother-in-law Kenneth Cameron Short II, sister-in-law Kathee Short, all of Abilene, Texas, sister Lucinda Dollins of Conroe, nieces Renee Saldana and Monique Saldana of Houston, and nephew Ryan Dollins of Houston.

        Pallbearers will be: Dr. David Polnick, Hubert Pickett Jr., Terry Bull, Gail Gregg, Pat Donahue, John McAden, Don Summers, and Russell Ellison all of Abilene, Texas.

        Honorary Pall Bearers will be: Jimmy Partin, Eddie Brady, Jack North, Jason Barrett, Tom Cunningham, John Baird, John Goline, Sherry James, Walter Morrow, Beth Peables, Kay Richards, Connie Ross, Cara Sue Sitton, Keith Thomas, and Bill Tittle all of Abilene, Texas

        Memorial donations may be made in honor of Stephen Meade Rinard to the Abilene Education Foundation, 241 Pine Street, Abilene, Texas 79601; Rescue the Animals, 5933 South 1st Street, Abilene, Texas 79605; Arise and Build Campaign: Pioneer Drive Baptist Church, 701 S. Pioneer, Abilene, Texas 79605; or Love and Care Ministries for Mission Thanksgiving, 233 Fannin, Abilene, Texas 79603.        

 

Ritchie, Nora D. Ritchie nee Fluharty

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 4, 2007

Nora B. Ritchie age 66 of Sardis, Ohio died Monday Dec. 3, 2007 at her home. She was born December 22, 1940 in Monroe County Ohio, a daughter of the late Clarence Fluharty & Hazel Rogers Fluharty.

She attended St. Paul's Trail Run Church and the Locust Grove United Methodist Church. She was a member of the St. Paul's Ladies Aid Society, and a member of the New Matamoras Eastern Star, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She dedicated her life to her family.

Preceded in death by her first husband: Clifford E. Leasure.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years: William D. Ritchie of Sardis, Ohio, 2 daughters: Joyce Beckett and her husband Ralph - Sardis, Ohio, Mary Harrison and her husband Chris - Canal Fulton, Ohio, 2 sons: Shawn Ritchie and his wife Rachael - Athens, Ohio, Casey Scott Leasure - Sardis, Ohio, 4 grandchildren: Joshua Beckett - Woodsfield, Ohio, Shannon Leasure - Sardis, Ohio, Ryann & Regan Ritchie - Athens, Ohio, Also her dear friends: Mary Louise & Wayne Taylor - Sardis, Ohio.

 Friends received from (2-4) & (7-9) p.m. Wednesday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday December 13, 2007.  Interment in the St. Paul's Church Cemetery near Antioch, Ohio.

 

Robbins, Donald C. Robbins

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 2, 2007

Donald C. "Tennessee" Robbins, Sr., 78, of the Emerald Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Barnesville, Ohio (formerly of Woodsfield, Ohio) died Thursday, November 1, 2007 at the center.  He was born at Mentor, Tennessee on March 2, 1929 a son of the late Carlyle and Mildred Nancy Clemens Robbins.  Don was a retired employee of the Ormet Corporation, Hannibal, Ohio with 32 years of service; a member of the First Baptist Church, Woodsfield, Ohio; served in the National Guard for 12 years and was a member of the American Legion Post 13, Maryville, Tennessee. He was also a charter member of the Woodsfield Emergency Squad, Woodsfield, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie L. Harris Robbins on July 3, 2003; two sons, George Carlyle Robbins and Donald C. Robbins, Jr. and one grandson, Kyle Boughner.

Surviving are two daughters: Nancy (Chris) Brewington of Hanover,Maryland and Teresa (Dale) Landefeld of Barnesville, Ohio; two brothers: Wayne C. Robbins of Friendsville, Tennessee and Howard A. Robbins of Oxnard, California; three sisters: Norma Helton of Alabama, Betty Weaver of Louisville, Tennessee and Diane Cooper of Friendsville, Tennessee; four grandchildren: Heather Dick, Keats Ashley, Elizabeth Ashley and Melissa Boughner; two great grandchildren: Alexis and Brandon Dick.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2007 with services at 8:00 p.m. with Albert Helton officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Roberts, James M. Roberts, Sr.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Rodgers, Edna Doris Rodgers nee Weekly

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June13, 2007

    Edna Doris Rodgers, 91, of 202 North 4th Street, Woodsfield, Ohio died Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio.  She was born near Bellaire, Ohio on March 18, 1916 a daughter of the late Albert Ross and Mary Meek Weekley.  She retired from GiAntonio Bakery in Columbus, Ohio as a salesperson and was a member of the Woodsfield United Methodist Church, Woodsfield, Ohio.

    Surviving are four sisters: Mildred Vincent of Shadyside, Ohio, Dorothy Elizabeth Valkovic of Beallsville, Ohio, Mary Ruth Nevil of Woodsfield, Ohio and Peggy Massey of Alexandria, Ohio; two brothers: Edward Weekley of Senecaville, Ohio and Richard Weekley of Bellaire, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

    Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2007 with Rev. Robert Mitchell and Rusty Atkinson officiating.  Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2007 at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Key Ridge Road, near Bellaire, Ohio.

 

Rogers, Edward "Duane" Rogers

Source:  FINDAGRAVE.COM from article of December 2007

        Edward (Duane) Rogers, age 77, of Edina, Missouri died at his home, December 12, 2007 under the care of his wife Diane, friend Sharon Culler, and also Hospice of Northeast Missouri.

        Duane was born March 5, 1930 in Hedrick,* Iowa, the son of Santford Edward and Edna Kopsieker Rogers.

        On August 21, 2000 in Miami, Oklahoma, he married Diane Rudicil.

        Surviving are his wife Diane Rogers of Edina, Missouri; two sisters, Florence Kriegshauser and husband Jim of Peoria, Illinois and Maurine Shearer and husband Stanley of Kansas City, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Debbie Miller and husband Keith of Muskogee, Oklahoma; one brother-in-law, Jim Rudicil and wife Paula of Edina, Missouri and Raymond and Carolyn Rudicil of Edina, Missouri; three children, Laura Patton of Waynesville, Missouri, Kathy Tallant and husband Brian of Waynesville, Missouri, and Michael Rogers and wife Laura of Richland, Missouri, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

        Duane was preceded in death by his parents.

        Duane was raised in the Novelty, Missouri area and he served his country in the United States Air Force from January 5, 1954 to January 4, 1957. Duane worked in the Ford assembly plant in Kansas City, Missouri for a time and later he drove a propane truck for MFA Oil and Christian County Gas in Ozark, Missouri for twenty five years until his retirement. He then moved back to Edina in 1994.

        Duane enjoyed traveling and camping with Diane and his dog Blacky and also going to tractor shows and visiting with his two best friends, John Mason and Dwain Perrigo and many others. Duane had a great love for riding his Minneapolis Moline tractor and enjoyed being outdoors.

        At his request, Duane is going to be cremated and there will be no services, but there will be a celebration of his life on December 29, 2007 from 4-8:00 p.m. at the V.F.W. Memorial Post #4822 in Edina, Missouri.

        Memorials in honor of Duane Rogers may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be left at or mailed to the Hudson Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri 63537.

*Submitter's Note:  According to his sister Florence, he was born in Wapello County, Iowa.

 

Rosati, Jack Rosati

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

    Jack R. Rosati, 78, of 59140 Wright Road, Barnesville, Ohio (formerly of Woodsfield, Ohio) died Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at the Barnesville Health Care Center, Barnesville, Ohio.  He was born in Masontown, West Virginia on March 17, 1928 a son of the late Dominick and Marie "Mary" Carfagna Rosati.  He was a retired material cutter at the former L.G.A.M. Manufacturing in Woodsfield, Ohio; a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the First Baptist Church, Woodsfield, Ohio.

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

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

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

 

Rosenlieb, Mary P. Rosenlieb nee Teeman

Bauer & Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 18, 2007

Mary P. Rosenlieb age 81 of Bethel Ridge Road New Matamoras, Ohio died Tuesday April 17, 2007 at the Barnesville Hospital. She was born September 23, 1925 in Washington County Ohio a daughter of the late Cecil and Maggie Merckle Teeman.

 She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest L. Rosenlieb

(1981) also 1 sister: Blanch Hensel, 1 brother: Charles R. Beaver.

She is survived by 1 son: Paul Rosenlieb and his wife Brenda- New Matamoras 1 daughter: Teresa Mercer and her husband Jim- New Matamoras 5 grandchildren: Tara Rosenlieb, Heather (Mariusz) Minger-Olszewski, Eric (Carissa) Mercer, Stacey (Mike) Merrill, Melissa Mercer 3 great grandchildren: Zofia Olszewski, Kaitlyn McCleed, Caroline Mercer 1 sister: Ethel (Kenneth) Taylor- New Matamoras, Ohio 1 brother-in-law: Walter (Juanita) Rosenlieb - Sardis, Ohio

 Friends received 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. Thursday April 19, 2007 with Pastor Jim Dickey officiating. Interment in the New Matamoras Cemetery.

 

Ross, Besse Elizabeth Ross, nee Hayes

Source:  The Gresham [Oregon] Outlook; 8 Sep 2007

Besse Elizabeth Ross

June 16, 1923-Sept. 1, 2007

        Gresham resident Besse Elizabeth (Hayes) Ross, 84, died Saturday, Sept. 1, in Gresham.

        Inurnment will be held at Willamette National Cemetery at a later date.

        Besse was born June 16, 1923, in Keokuk County, Iowa, to Don and Ethel (Hollingsworth) Hayes. She attended Iowa State College, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in dietetics in 1944. While at school, she met James “Jim” Ross, who was serving in the Navy.

        On Sept. 30, 1945, she married Jim in Portland.

        Besse taught first grade at Orient Grade School for 19 years. She enjoyed traveling, studying Indian cultures and working with many different crafts. As a member of the Damascus Craft School for 25 years, she excelled at weaving, with a specialty in Navajo rugs.

        She was preceded in death by her brother, Bruce Hayes, and son, Don Ross.

        Survivors include her husband of Gresham; sisters, Jean Lampe of Clinton, Iowa, Nelle Scalf of Wellman, Iowa; brothers, Wade Hayes of Wellman, Harvey Hayes of Phoenix, Ariz; daughters, Jean Watson of San Antonio; Janet Bortnem of Newberg and Sandy Kucharczyk of Breckenridge, Colo.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

        Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

 

Rossiter, O. Marie Rossiter nee Lyall

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 17, 2007

    O. Marie Rossiter, 81, of 2790 State Route 229, Marengo, Ohio (formerly of Summerfield, Ohio) died Saturday, June 16, 2007 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.  She was born at Crooksville, Ohio on July 27, 1925 a daughter of the late William and Pearl Sexton Lyall.  She was a homemaker and was a member of the Crum Ridge Church of Christ near Caldwell, Ohio. She enjoyed her family and friends.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J. Duane Rossiter on April 18, 1975; one son, Roger Duane Rossiter; two brothers, Donald and Dale Lyall; two sisters, Wanda Yellverton and Grace Ewing; three grandchildren, Greta and Ronald Rossiter, Jr. and Kylie Rechele Rossiter.

    Surviving are two daughters: Delores (Larry) Black of Waco, Texas and Carol Rossiter of Amity, Pennsylvania; seven sons: Ronald (Wanda) Rossiter of Sarahsville, Ohio, David Rossiter of Stafford, Ohio, Dwight (Nancie) Rossiter of Waldo, Ohio, Gary (Julie) Rossiter of Caledonia, Ohio, Larry (Nancy) Rossiter of Marengo, Ohio, Marvin (Lori) Rossiter of Summerfield, Ohio and Jesse (Malissa) Rossiter of Cardington, Ohio; two brothers: Earl Lyall of Zanesville, Ohio and Stanley Lyall of Tennessee; 27 grandchildren; several great grandchildren.

    Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2007. Friends then received from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 21, 2007 at the Crum Ridge Church of Christ near Caldwell, Ohio with Bob Vincent officiating. Burial will follow in the Crum Ridge Cemetery near Caldwell, Ohio.

 

Rowley, Paul Eugene Rowley

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Rubel, Herman B. Rubel

Watters Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 1, 2007

    Herman B. Rubel, 98, of 28117 Township Road 23, Summerfield, Ohio died Saturday, March 31, 2007 at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Cambridge, Ohio.  He was born near Calais, Ohio on September 20, 1908 a son of the late George and Mamie Ankrom Rubel.  He was a retired farmer and school teacher having formerly taught at St. Johns Rural School, Powhatan Point, Ohio, Calais School, Calais, Ohio and Dexter City School, Dexter City, Ohio.  He was a member of the Calais Church, Calais, Ohio.

    Surviving are his wife, Eleanora Thomas Rubel whom he married on June 22, 1935; one daughter: Marlene (Marvin) Van Fossen of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; one son: Neil (Elda) Rubel of Belmont, Ohio; one sister: Adelaide (Charles) Billman of Wilson, Ohio; four grandchildren: Darrell and Eric Rubel, Joy Habegger and Jeffrey Van Fossen; two great grandchildren: Jenna Habegger and Jack Van Fossen; several nieces and nephews.

    Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2007 with Pastor Don Arbuckle officiating. Burial will follow in the Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield, Ohio.

 

Rusin , Mildred Rusin nee Visnic

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Russell, Cathy Lee Russell, nee Bules

Source:  The Marietta [Ohio] Times; 7 Feb 2007

       Cathy Lee Russell, 57, of B.F. Goodrich Road, Marietta, died at 6:11 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 6, 2007) at her home.

        She was born Oct. 21, 1949, in Marietta to Dale and Hazel Berry Bules.  She was a 1968 graduate of Marietta High School.  Cathy Russell had worked as a floral clerk at Kroger for 33 years.  She lived for her grandchildren.

        She is survived by her husband, Dave Russell, whom she married on Aug. 11, 1977; a daughter, Natalie Jo Gray (T.J.) of Marietta; two sons, Nathan Russell of Marietta and Nick Russell (Traci) of Marietta; six grandchildren, Makenzie, Rileigh, Kalie, Zack, Sadie and Zoe; four stepgrandchildren, Keeper, Ty, Eli and Emrie; a brother, Donald Bules of Marietta; a sister, Joni Carpenter (John) of Parkersburg; and many nieces and nephews.

        She was preceded in death by her parents and a nephew, Will Russell.

        Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and for one hour prior to services on Friday.  Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Park.

        Donations may be made to Home Nursing Service and Hospice, 210 N. Seventh St., Marietta, Ohio 45750.

        Visit cawleyandpeoples.com to express condolences.

 

Russell, Helen Jane Russell nee Powell

Source: Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 2007

Helen Jane Russell, 73, of 201 Cherry Street, Woodsfield, Ohio died Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at her residence. She was born at Princess Anne, Maryland on September 7, 1933 a daughter of the late Walter Francis and Mavah White Larmore Powell. She was a retired nurses aide; a member of the Woodsfield Christian Church, Woodsfield, Ohio and a member of the Women's Bowling League in Woodsfield, Ohio and Pocnoke, Maryland.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Douglas Bryan Powell and one sister, Frances Mae Pusey.

Surviving are her husband, Junior Lee Russell whom she married on November 27, 1953; four daughters: Kate (John) Mahoney of Akron, Ohio, Betty (Larry) Schaub of Lewisville, Ohio, Linda (Rex) McConnell of Lower Salem, Ohio and Janet Russell of Woodsfield, Ohio; two sons: Walter (Linda) Russell of Burlington, Iowa and Richard (Kathy) Russell of Woodsfield, Ohio; one brother: Walter Jones Powell of Princess Anne, Maryland; 26 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren. Helen was a foster mother to Joey, Sissy and Penny and an "adopted" mother to countless children and grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Wafters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-9 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2007 with Pastor Herb Alexander officiating.

        Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

 

 

 

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