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Monroe County Obituaries

2009 A-D

 

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Abbott, Hilda E. Abbott nee Berry

Source: Bauer Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 2009 Hilda E. Abbott, age 74, of Woodsfield, Ohio died Sunday December 13, 2009 at Barnesville Hospital. She was born December 1, 1935 in Monroe County Ohio a daughter of the late Alvy & Laura Holmes Berry.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Preceded in death by her husband: Edward L. Abbott- 2005, 2 sons: Brad and Gary Abbott, 1 grandson: Brandon Abbott, 1 great grandson, 2 sisters: Betty Swallie & Wilma Swallie, 1 brother: Elmer Berry, and an infant sister: Nellie.

She is survived by 2 sons: Roger (Jenny) Abbott - Clarington, Ohio,Doug Abbott -Woodsfield, Ohio, 1 daughter: Debbie Abbott - Marietta, Ohio, 13 grandchildren. Friends received from (2-4) & (6-8) p.m. Tuesday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday December 16, 2009 with Minister Jeff Rich officiating. Interment in the Jerusalem Cemetery Jerusalem, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe County Emergency Medical Services, SR 78 Woodsfield, Ohio and or MACO Workshop, 47013 SR 26, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

Adams, Elmer E. Adams, Jr.  “Bud”

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 2009

Elmer E. Adams Jr. (Bud), of Woodsfield, Ohio age 84 passed away Tuesday July 14, 2009, after a short illness. Beloved husband of 46 years to Catherine; Living father of Cynthia (Adams) Riley; dearest grandfather of Steven Riley and Susanne (Riley) Haines; dearest brother to Audrey Carbone; dearest great-grandfather to Cole and Tessa Riley and also Nilah, Gwen and Riley Haines; Elmer was born and spent the majority of his life in Brimfield, Oh. Living his last years in Woodsfield, OH. Elmer served in the United states Navy during World War II, Serving with the Ninth Australian Division before being honorably discharged. Elmer was a graduate of Kent State High School and attended Kent State Univrsity. Elmer retired after 32 years of service with Ohio Bell Telephone Company. He loved to travel, fishing in Canada and hunting. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Cremation has taken place. There will be No services or calling hours.

 

Adkins, Mary Agnes Adkins nee Hughes

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, February 3, 2009

ADKINS, Mary Agnes, 87, of Barnesville, Ohio, died Monday, February, 2, 2009 in Emerald Pointe Nursing and Rehab. She was born August 21, 1921, in Temperanceville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Joseph A. Hughes and Rose V. Pfeffer Hughes.

Mary was a homemaker and worked with the former Barnesville Manufacturing Co., and was a member of the Barnesville Assumption Catholic Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold (Doc) Adkins; a sister, Constance I. Biedenbach and brothers, Frank, Ernest and Anthony Hughes.

Surviving are four daughters, Jenny (John) Loos of Cambridge, Ohio, Mary Lou (Don) Pandzik of Powhatan, Ohio, Nancy (Lee) Cunard, and Barb (Russell) Lackie, all of Barnesville; three sons, Fred (Mary) Adkins of Barnesville, Dallas (Gloria) Adkins and Ralph (Phyliss) Adkins, all of Woodsfield, Ohio; several grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Kelly-Kemp- Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main Street, Barnesville, OH.

Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at 10 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church, Barnesville, with Monsignor Mark Froelich officiating. Burial in Assumption Cemetary, Barnesville.

 

Alleman, Gertrude Katheran Alleman nee Holtsclaw

Source: Waiters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 2009 Gertrude "Gertie" Katheran Holtsclaw Alleman, 89, of the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, Ohio died Thursday, November 19, 2009 at the center. She was born at Benwood, Ohio on December 29, 1919 a daughter of the late James and Margaret Ann "Annie" Craig Holtsclaw.

Gertie was a homemaker and was a member of the Moffett-Fletcher United Methodist Church near Woodsfield, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Edward Alleman on May 13, 1974; one brother, Wilbur Holtsclaw; three sisters, Velma Holtsclaw, Ethel Pyles and Opal Claus.

Surviving are three sisters-in-law: Florence Alleman of Sardis, Ohio, Elizabeth Alleman of Woodsfield, Ohio and Wilma Alleman of Woodsfield, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends will be received at the Waters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, November 22, 2009 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 23, 2009. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Amos, Charles William Amos

Source:  The Intelligencer / Wheeling [West Virginia] News-Register;  26 Aug 2009

        AMOS, Charles "Chuckie" William, 65, of McColloch Street in Wheeling, W.Va., formerly of Greggsville, W.Va., went to meet his savior on Sunday, August 23, 2009, in Wheeling Hospital.

        Charlie was a former employee of McKeen Security; Wheeling Coffee & Spice and the Wheeling Civic Center. He also served for years as a police reservist.

        He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Velva Bowers Amos; a brother, Paul Amos; and a sister, Louise Howe

        He is survived by his devoted wife and best friend of 25 years, Gaynelle; two children, Amy Hutchison (Matthew Cox) and James (Holly) Hutchison both of Wheeling; two granddaughters, Grace Arianna age five and Makayla Hope age two, these girls were pappy's pride and joy; two brothers, Leroy (Sandy) Armstrong of Waynesburg, Pa. and George (Sis) Amos of Benwood, W.Va.; a sister, Dorothy Ullom of Dallas, W.Va.; and many loving nieces and nephews.

        Charlie will forever be remembered by those who loved him as testament to the strength of the human spirit and proof that miracles do happen. He will be sadly missed.

        Family and friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2009, at CARE Funeral & Cremation Service, 1500 Second Street, Moundsville, WV, where services will be held Thursday, August 27, 2009, beginning at 11 a.m. with Pastor Leigh Warmbrand officiating.

        In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.

        Online condolences can be made to the family at www.carechapel.com.

 

Antill, Mona Irene Antill nee Venham

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, September 24, 2009

VINCENT - Mona Irene Venham Antill, 51, of Vincent, Ohio, left this world Wednesday (Sept. 23, 2009) to enter "The Next Place."

She was born Oct. 9, 1957, and just as God adopts us into his family, she was adopted and raised by Daniel T. and Irene J. Beck Venham as their very own.

Mona was a member of Veto Church of Christ, attended Marietta High School, graduated from Washington State College of Marietta with honors. She had worked for 15 years at Harts-Big Bear Plus and for 11 years in the office of Wood Crafters in Parkersburg, until her health failed.

She married David Antill on Dec. 21,1974. He is of Vincent, Ohio, and he survives with two sons, Jason J. Antill (Tammy) and Joseph S. Antill (Denice), both of Marietta. A grandson, Gage S. Antill, and granddaughters, Kera Raine Antill and Jazzmine Antill, stepgrandsons, Ben Brady and Nathan Brady, two stepgranddaughters, Kayla Wentz and Kaitlynn Williams, also survive. She is also survived by one sister, Linda S. Venham of Sardis, Ohio; several nephews and nieces; and treasured friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Thomas D. Venham and Terry D. Venham; one sister, Judith A. Venham Friend (birth mother); and beloved nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday (Sept. 25, 2009) at Hadley Funeral Home, Reno Chapel, with Dan Plum officiating. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sept. 24, 2009) at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to hadleyfuneralhomes.com.

 

Archer, Donald Vincent Archer

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, April 16, 2009

Donald Vincent Archer, 86, of Caldwell formerly of Circleville, passed away on Wednesday, April 15 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born in East Union, OH on July 15, 1922 a son of the late Ford and Dean Archer. He married his high school sweetheart, Martha Geneva (Wilson) Archer in 1945.

Don served our country in the U.S. Coast Guard, was a graduate of The Ohio State University and a member of the Summerfield American Legion Post #415. Growing up on the farmland of Noble County instilled a passion for the land and the environment that he carried into his 33 year career as Pickaway County District Soil Conservationist. After retirement, he continued the work he loved as a surveyor for the Pickaway County Engineer. He often mentored university students studying in the field and treasured the opportunity to teach and pass along his respect for the land to the next generation.

He and Geneva made Circleville, Ohio their home for more than 56 years where he was involved in the community as a 4-H advisor and member of the Community United Methodist Church where he served as council president, treasurer, trustee and head of religious education. He and Geneva enjoyed volunteering their time each October to help bake hundreds of pumpkin pies to be sold at the Circleville Pumpkin Show as a church fundraiser.

Don was a loving father and grand-father and enjoyed spending time visiting his family in Noble County where he taught them about appreciating the simple things in life like picking raspberries, hunting and enjoying a good rain storm from a front porch rocking chair. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities like sporting events and showing cattle at the Noble County Fair.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leighton Archer and David Archer.

He leaves behind his wife of 63 years Geneva Archer; two sons, Tom (Robin) Archer of Summerfield and Don (Michelle) Archer of Summerfield; four grandchildren, Alison (Matthew) Hannahs, Luke (Megan) Archer, Josh Archer and Justin Archer; one great-grandchild, Lane Hannahs; a sister, Mary Evelyn Scott and two brothers, Virgil Archer and William Archer.

Family and friends will be received at Chandler Funeral Home, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724 on Friday, April 17, 2009 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Floyd Costello Officiating.

Burial will follow at Eastern Cemetery in Summerfield, where the Noble County Veteran Service Organizations will conduct Military Graveside Services.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Community United Methodist Church, 120 North Pickaway St. Circleville, OH 43113; Caldwell United Methodist Church, 537 Main St., Caldwell, OH 43724; or the Pickaway Soil and Water Conservation District, 110 Island Rd, Suite D, Circleville, OH 43113.

 

Ault, Hilbert Lee Ault

Source: Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, Dated November 2009

 Hilbert Lee Ault, 77, of 228 South Main Street, Woodsfield, Ohio died Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at his home. He was born in Cameron, Ohio on April 6, 1932 a son of the late Stephen Douglas and Rahel Agnes Ady Ault.

Hilvert was a former owner of Ault Automotive, Barnesville, Ohio; was a member of the Bush Church of Christ, Malaga, Ohio; was a eteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy serving during he Korean Conflict.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Jean Kibble Ault on July 22, 2004; four brothers: Floyd, Lester, Ralph and Stanley Ault; two sisters: Vera McConnell and Erma Jones.

Surviving are three daughters: Deborah (John) Jones of Woodsfield, Ohio, Denise (Stephen) Harris of Woodsfield, Ohio and Joyce Helmick of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers: Clyde (Martha Lee) Ault of Woodsfield, Ohio and Chester (Donna) Ault of Woodsfield, Ohio; one sister: Sylvia (Ralph) Jones of Woodsfield, Ohio; 9 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren.

Private visitation and services will be held Friday, November 27, 2009 at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio with Dick Harris officiating. Burial will be in the Cameron Cemetery, Cameron, Ohio.

 

Baehler, Betty Baehler, nee Denney

Source:  The Quad-City [Iowa] Times - Thursday, January 29, 2009

        LAKE PARK, Minn. - Betty L. Baehler, 67, of Lake Park died January 20, 2009. Memorial services were Jan. 23 in Hawley.

        Betty Lou Denney was born to Walter and Edith (Elder) Denney on April 4, 1941, in Rose Hill, Iowa. Betty married Gilbert Baehler on July 25, 1964, in Davenport, Iowa. She was a 1959 graduate of Davenport High School. After that, she worked at Northwest Bank, Davenport, and later at Central Market, Detroit Lakes.

        Betty is survived by her husband, Gilbert Baehler, of Lake Park; two sons, Michael (Tammy) Baehler, of Moorhead, and Andrew Baehler, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Charles (Deanna) Denney and Kevin Denney, both of Davenport, Iowa; two sisters, Mary (Jack) Smith, of Minden, Iowa, and Sally Keel, of Davenport, Iowa; as well as two grandchildren.

 

Baldridge, Ella Grace Baldridge

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, Dated, December 2009

Ella Grace Baldridge infant daughter of Clayton & Jana Kuhn Baldridge of Barnesville, Ohio died at Wheeling Hospital Thursday December 31, 2009. 

In addition to her parents she is survived by 2 brothers: Chris and Josh, and 1 sister: Emily. Maternal grandparents: Glenn and Connie Spence Kuhn of Woodsfield, Ohio, Paternal grandparents: Marvin and Jean Knox Baldridge - Beallsville, Ohio,
several Aunts and Uncles.

Private services will be held Sunday January 3, 2010 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home Woodsfield, Ohio with Minister Rodney West Officiating. Interment in the Neuhart Cemetery near Woodsfield.

 

Barrows, Audrey D. Barrows

Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 30, 2009

       Audrey D. Barrows, age 84 of New Matamoras, Ohio died Wednesday April 29, 2009 at Trinity East Medical Center Steubenville, Ohio. She was born in Castlewood, Virginia July 8th, 1924 a daughter of the late Joe and Sudie Litton.

       She was a member of the Gravel Hill Baptist Church Fly, Ohio, and member of V.F.W. post 6387 Ladies Auxiliary.

       Preceded in death by her husband: Lee Barrows – Aug. 1998, 2 brothers: Gene and Lonnie Martin, 1 sister: Ann Gorby.

       She is survived by 1 daughter: Debbie (Bob) Rees – St. Clairsville, Ohio, 2 sons: James (Sharon) Barrows – Woodsfield, Ohio, Randy Barrows – New Matamoras, Ohio, 5 grandchildren: Trudy Willis, Tim Barrows, Dustin Barrows, Danae Barrows, and Melissa Link. 8 great grandchildren.

       Friends received from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday and from 12 noon until time of Funeral Service at 2 p.m. Sunday May 3, 2009 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio with Pastor Jim Dickey officiating. Interment in the Mehrley Cemetery Fly, Ohio.

 

Bartenschlag, Ellis Burdette Bartenschlag

Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 21, 2009

Ellis Burdette Bartenschlag, age 85, of Lewisville, Ohio died July 21, 2009 at the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield. He was born August 18, 1923 in Wayne Township near Lewisville a son of the late Walter & Amelia Steed Bartenschlag.

Ellis graduated as Valedictorian of Lewisville High School class of 1941. He served in World War II from 1943 – 1946 in the Navy and Marine Corps as a medic in the South Pacific, including Okinawa and Guadalcanal. After leaving the service, he worked in the Oilfields and as a care giver for his parents until their death. He worked at Ormet Corp. from 1966 until he retired in 1983. Ellis was a member of the American Legion Post 87. Ellis enjoyed working on the farm which was established in 1856 by his great grandparents Fredrich and Christina when they immigrated to America from Germany.

Preceded in death by his parents, brothers; William and Clayton (Thelma) Bartenschlag, sister; Melba Bartenschlag and niece Debbie Haurez.

He is survived by 2 brothers; Bob (Pat) Bartenschlag of Berea, Kentucky; Jack (Jane) Bartenschlag of Columbus, Ohio; Sister-in-law Wilda Bartenschlag of Lewisville, Caregivers and their families for the last several years, nephew John (Kim) Bartenschlag of Parkersburg, West Virginia, niece Crystal (Pat) Willis of Pleasant City, Ohio, and nephew: Don (Aimee) Bartenschlag of Chandlersville, Ohio. Other nieces and nephews are Patty Secreto of Akron, Fran (Ron) Morris of Akron, Kathy Bartenschlag of Columbus, Cheryl (JR) Eshem of Marysville, Mark (Amy) Bartenschlag of Danville, Illinois, and several great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Per Ellis’s request, his remains are to be cremated and there will be no viewing or services.

Arrangements by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home Woodsfield. Condolences may be expressed online at: www.bauerturner.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Friendship Cemetery Association, c/o Dana Bach, 33765 SR 78, Lewisville, OH 43754.

 

Bates, Danny Lee Bates

Chandler Funeral Home, Caldwell, Ohio, dated, February 26, 2009

Danny Lee Bates Sr., age 58, of East Union, OH passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at his home. He was born March 11, 1950 in Sarahsville, OH a son of the Alwilda Irene Sorg Bates Ferguson and the late Ronald Wayne Bates.

Danny was a member of the Summerfield American Legion Post #415. He served and protected his country in the U.S. Navy Serving on a Submarine from 1968 to 1972 and in the U.S. Army from 1973 to 1976, having served in Germany. He was an employee of Spectra Energy for over 31 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, skiing, snowmobiling, raising horses and tinkering with electronic and mechanical items of any sort.

He was preceded in death by his father.

In addition to his mother he is survived by three Sons Danny (Dana) Lee Bates Jr. of Colorado, Ronald Edward Bates (Sarah Browning) of East Union and Cory Evan Bates of Barnesville; one Daughter Crista Daneen Bates of Barnesville; 3 Grandsons Brandon Lee Bates, Cyler Alexander Bates and one to arrive soon. Loving Girlfriend Kay McDonald of Summerfield, OH; one Brother Wayne (Barb) Bates of Summerfield; four Sisters Beverly West of Dayton, Becky (Tim) Rine of Arkansas, Brenda (Jake) Wells of Caldwell and Betsy (Kevin) Williams of Summerfield. Also Survived by many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Friends and Co-Workers.

Friends will be received Friday, February 27, 2009 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00 am in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Evangelist Joshua Rine Officiating. Services will conclude at the funeral home and a Caring Cremation will take place following. The family requests anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in Danny’s memory to direct them to Ronald E. Bates C/O Donations for Danny L. Bates, Farmers & Merchants Bank, 430 North Street, Caldwell, OH 43724.

 

Beckett, Pearl E. Beckett nee Henderson

Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 13, 2009

Pearl E. Beckett, age 83, of Sardis, Ohio died Friday June 12, 2009 at the New Martinsville Care Center New Martinsville, West Virginia. She was born May 11, 1926 in Sistersville, West Virginia a daughter of the late Dewey & Lissie Billiter Henderson.

She was a member of the Woodsfield Christian Church, and a volunteer at Barnesville Hospital for over 30 years. She loved quilting and gardening.

Preceded in death by her husband: Clifford Beckett – 1988.

She is survived by 1 son: Steven Beckett of Sardis, Ohio.

Friends will be received from (2-4) & (7-9) p.m. Sunday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday June 15, 2009 with Rev. Hubert Alexander officiating. Interment in the West Union Cemetery near Sardis, Ohio.

 

Bellefeuille, Richard P. Bellefeuille

Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 26, 2009

Richard P. Bellefeuille, age 57, of Woodsfield, Ohio died Saturday September 26, 2009 at WVU Medical Center Morgantown, WV.

He was born April 5, 1952 in Albany, New York a son of the late Paul Eugene Bellefeuille and Alberta Louise Arthur Bellefeuille.

Preceded in death by 1 daughter, and 1 brother.

He is survived by his wife: Cynthia Ann Lee Bellefeuille of Woodsfield, Daughters: Angela (Jason) Miller – Clarington, Ohio, Tabitha (Joshua) Carpenter – Woodsfield, Monique (Donnie Daugherty) Bellefeuille – Clarington, Kimberley Evans – St. Petersburg, Florida, Sons: Jodi (Boz) Bellefeuille – Renesslaer, New York, Jamie Bellefeuille – Syracuse, New York, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 11 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends received from 6 p.m. until time of Funeral Service at 8 p.m. Tuesday September 29, 2009 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio with Minister Brent Roth officiating. Interment at the convenience of the family.

 

Benear, James Larry Benear

Source:  The Grove Sun, [Oklahoma] - Monday, July 13, 2009

        James Larry Benear, 45, of Langley, OK passed away on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 in Vinita, OK. James was born in Houston, TX on November 18, 1963, to James Benear and Lillie* (Greathouse) Benear.

        James was married to Bonnie (Riggins) Benear for several years. James worked as OTR at Firestone/Bridgestone for 20 yrs.

        James is survived by his mother Lilly* Hughes. His wife Bonnie Benear, one brother Jeffery Benear of Ohio, one sister Nancy Price of Ohio, two sons James Benear, Joey Johnson, and step-daughter Candy Benear.

        There will be a private family service at a later date.

*Submitter’s Note: The first name of his mother is spelled here different ways in this obituary.  I do not know which is correct.

 

Bennett, Jean Delores (Rogalski) Bennett nee Richardson

Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, Ohio, dated, March 22, 2009

Jean Delores (Rogalski) Bennett, 84, of Beallsville, Ohio went home with her Saviour early in the morning, March 21, 2009. She was surrounded by her family whom she deeply cherished.

She was an amazing story-teller who loved to laugh and had  a  wonderful sense of humor. She loved the ocean, her Lord, and her family, especially her grandchildren. Nothing brought her more joy than they did. 

Jean was born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 8, 1924 and lived there until moving to Beallsville in 1957. She took great pleasure in raising and caring for her three children. Though we rejoice that she is with Jesus, she will be greatly missed by her loving husband, Donald, and her three children, Charles V. (Maxine) Rogalski of Beallsville, Stephen (Eva) Rogalski of New Martinsville, West Virginia, and Donna (Gene) Kanzigg of Strongsville; grandchildren Rene (Michael) Pozderac of Mt. Vernon, Michael (Becky) Rogalski of Westminster, MD, Brian Kanzigg of Concord, North Carolina, and Stephen Chase Rogalski of New Martinsville, West Virginia.

She was blessed with seven great-grandchildren, Alexander, Michael, Katie, and Grace Pozderac, and Lauren, Rachel, and Julia Rogalski, whom she adored.  Also surviving are her sister Normalee Trocik of Linthicum, Maryland and step-son, Tom (Sue) Bennett of  San Jose, California.

Jean was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles H. Rogalski and her mother, Katherine Richardson. Friends may call Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Jerusalem United Methodist Church where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 PM with Pastor Jean Cooper officiating. Burial follows in Beallsville Cemetery.

 

Berry, Richard Adlai Berry  (Dec 25, 1930 - Feb 19, 2009)

       Richard Adlai Berry, 78, passed away Thursday, Feb 19, 2009, at Brown Memorial Home in Circleville, OH, after a period of declining health. He was born in Meadville, PA, on Dec 25, 1930, to George Harold & Grace Elizabeth Rundell Berry.
He was a graduate of Erie Technical High School in Erie, PA, and served in the US Navy. His aviation career began with dirigibles in Akron, OH, and continued as a flight test engineer with Lockheed CA Company. He also worked again with the Navy on ASW aircraft. His hobbies were his vehicles, flying, boating, hunting, and doing anything mechanical.
       He is survived by his children, Anne Wade, of Circleville, OH, Alan (Wendie Wertz) Berry of Massillon, OH, and Gene (Carolee Rafn) Berry of Roanoke, VA; grandchildren Kate Wade (Jeremy) Addy of Burien, WA, John Wade of Columbus, OH, Allison Berry and Ashley Berry, both of Canal Fulton, OH, Melissa Berry of Charlottesville, VA, and Stephen Berry and Eric Berry, both of Roanoke, VA; great-grandson Preston Addy of Burien, WA; sisters Nancy (Anthony) Franczkowski of Elgin, PA, and Linda (Joseph) Filipowicz of New Iberia, LA; wives Lavona Dye Weber of Woodsfield, OH and Beverly Bristow Berry of Ventura, CA; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother in 1966, his father in 1967, and his brother Hugh in 1975. Private services will be held by the family at a later date.

 

Bettem, John S. Bettem

Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville, West Virginia, dated, September 23, 2009

Bettem, John S., Jr., age 61 of N. Highland Ave., Moundsville, WV died Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at home.

He was born September 24, 1947 in Ft. Jackson, SC, the son of Phyllis Northcraft of Bens Run, WV, and the late, John Samuel Bettem.

He was a Vietnam Army Veteran; a former coal miner with Consol Coal; and a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife of 39 years, Kathy Bettem; a son, John S, III (Kelly) Bettem of St. Clairsville, OH; a grandson, Nathan S. Bettem of St. Clairsville; two sisters, Vicky (Jim) Byers of Sardis, OH, and Raenell (David) Echard of Cairo, WV; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Friday from 6-8pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date to be announced.

 

Betts, John L. Betts

Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 21, 2009

John L. Betts, 80, of 33720 Fantasy Lane, Lewisville, Ohio died Thursday, August 20, 2009 at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

He was born at Batesville, Ohio on September 21, 1928 a son of the late John Erza and Sylvia Irene Chase Betts.

John was a retired insurance agent for John Betts & Associates and Perry County Mutual Insurance; former employee of Farm Credit and A.O. Smith Harvestor. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Batesville, Ohio; a member of the Guernsey Lodge #632, F.&A.M., Cambridge, Ohio; a member of the Valley of Cambridge; a member of the Shrine and a member of the Good Sam Camping Club Pioneer Sams #49.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Louella Eileen Foraker Betts on May 22, 1982; a grandson, John Allen Betts.

Surviving are his loving wife, Judy Ball Kilburn Betts whom he married on July 12, 2005; two daughters: Jane (Craig) Zezeck of Morgantown, West Virginia and Joyce Ann Betts of Marietta, Ohio; two sons: John Raymond (Joyce L.) Betts of Freeport, Ohio and James A. (Jenifer) Betts of Marietta, Ohio; one step-daughter: Sherry Lynn (Denson) Wright of Ellenton, Florida; one step-son: Bryan (Christine) Kilburn of Lewisville, Ohio; two brothers: Cecil (Ila Jean) Betts of Batesville, Ohio and Jack (Judy) Betts of Shell Knob, Missouri; one sister: Annabelle Kelley of Mason, Ohio; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, Twila Ball of Caldwell, Ohio; eight step-children, 21 step-grandchildren, and eight step great-grandchildren from a previous marriage.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 S.R. 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, August 23, 2009 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 24, 2009 with Pastor Richard Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the Friends Cemetery, Quaker City, Ohio. Masonic services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wattersfuneralhome.com.

 

Betts, Zelda M. Betts nee Weber

Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 26, 2009

Zelda M. Betts, age 95, of Lewisville, OH, died Saturday April 25, 2009 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born in Monroe County Ohio July 22, 1913, a daughter of the late David H. and Clara Yoho Weber.

She was a graduate of Lewisville High School May 6, 1932. Zelda joined the Buchanan Presbyterian Church on July 17, 1932 and remained active in the church until 85 years of age. She had served as Clerk of Session for 18 years, Sunday school teacher, superintendent of Sunday school and Elder. She was the oldest living member of the Church. Her hobby was sewing since the age of 10. She quilted 99 quilts for friends and neighbors plus many for the family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Elbert Wesley Betts (1990) whom she married Oct. 30, 1935. Four brothers Raymond, Floyd, Willard and Irvin. 2 sisters viola Winland and Laura Fisher. 1 Grandson, Danny Betts. 3 nieces Geraldine Winland, Doris Weber, and Ruth Weber. 1 nephew Neal Evan Weber.

She is survived by 5 sons; Darrel (Dianne) Betts of Newark, Russell (Mary) Betts of Lewisville, Delmas (Lucy) Betts of Lewisville, Ronald Betts of Lewisville, and Gary Betts of Woodsfield. 2 brother Lawrence and Earl Weber. 19 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Friends received from (2-4) & (6-9) p.m. Monday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday April 28, 2009. Interment in the Buchanan Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

 

Beuoy, Louetta O. Beuoy, nee Voland

Source:  The Indianapolis [Indiana] Star; February 2, 2009

        Louetta O. Beuoy 96, Greenwood, passed away Friday evening, January 30, 2009. She was born August 27, 1912 in Nashville, IN to Robert and Oma (Taylor) Voland. She married J. Eugene Beuoy September 14, 1935. He preceded her in death April 3, 1997.

        Survivors include one daughter, Marilyn Vincent; three sons, Jay (Judy) Beuoy, John (Jeanne) A. Beuoy and Bob (Shirley) Beuoy; 9 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one grandchild, and one great grandchild.

        Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. at the Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main Street, with calling there from 11 a.m. until time of service. Memorial contributions can be made to the Riley Hospital for Children, 702 Barnhill Drive, Rm. 4340, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5225. Online condolences may be sent to the Beuoy family at: www.wilsonstpierre.com.

 

Bilger, Glenn E. Bilger

Source:  The Mansfield [Ohio] News Journal; 9 or 10 Jan 2009

        LOUDONVILLE - Glenn E. Bilger, 78, of Loudonville, died Thursday morning, January 8, in Colonial Manor Health Care Center, Loudonville after an extended illness.

        The Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville is honored to be serving the Bilger family.

 

Bilyeu, Steven E. J. Bilyeu

Source: Watters Funeal Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, Dated October 2009

Steven E. J. Bilyey, 19, of 33146 Railroad Street, Lewisville, Ohio died Thursday, October 15, 2009 at the Southern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Cambridge, Ohio following injuries received in an accident in Byesville, Ohio. He was born at Cambidge, Ohio on September 6, 1990 a son of Gregory and Carol Glasgow Bilyeu who survive of Lewisville, Ohio.

Steve was a 2008 graduate of Monroe Central High School and Swiss Hills Career Center near Woodsfielde, Ohio. He was a laborer for the Meadowbrook Tire and Muffler Company, Byesville, Ohio. He enjoyed his friends and also guitar playing.

Surviving in addition to his parents, are one brother, Mathew Bilyeu of the home; one sister: Michelle Farley of Woodsfield, Ohio; Two nieces: Hartley and Jayden; Maternal grandmother: Shirley Glasgow of Quaker City, Ohio; paternal grandparents: Lewis and Katherine Bilyeu of Beallsville, Ohio;.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Road 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, October 18, 2009 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 19, 2009 with Betty Merckle officiation. Burial will follow in the Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville, Ohio.

 

Bishop, Edith Eva Bishop nee Stallings

McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, Caldwell, Ohio, dated, January 29, 2009

Edith Eva Bishop, age 99, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at Summit Acres Nursing Home in Caldwell.  She was born November 27, 1909, near Summerfield, Ohio, daughter of the late Ed and Rosa Stallings.  

She was a graduate of the former Summerfield High School, and she was a homemaker, loving mother and a member of the Main Street Church of Christ in Caldwell.  Edith was a member of the Dopey Dozens Quilting Bee in Monroe County.  She enjoyed reading and quilting.
          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, F. Ward Bishop; one son, Dale Bishop; one daughter, Janice Bishop; three sisters, Grace Keylor, Oneda Starr and Lulu McDonald; and one brother, Irvin Stallings.
          Surviving are one son, David (Sharon) Bishop of Rifle, Colorado; one daughter, Kathy Chester of Caldwell; one sister-in-law, Betty Stallings of Caldwell; six grandchildren, Tammy (John) McCort, Tim (Mandy) Bishop, Krista (Bret) Parrish, Kara Chester, Brook (Kurt) Rich and Trent (Carresa) Bishop;  eight great-grandchildren, Ryan McCort, Brandi (Sam) Bailey, Paige Parrish, Andrew Parrish, Skylar Rich, Dakoda Rich, Brisa Bishop and Kolton Bishop; and several nieces and nephews.
          Friends may call Saturday, January 31, 2009, from 11AM-1PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will follow at 1PM with Evangelist Craig Matheney officiating.  Burial will follow at Eastern Cemetery in Summerfield.  The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Main Street Church of Christ, 631 Main Street, Caldwell, Ohio, 43724.

 

Borkoski, Dewella M. Borkoski nee Campbell

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, April 2, 2009

BORKOSKI, Dewella M., 70, of Barnesville, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, in Barnesville Hospital. She was born December 12, 1938, near Piney Fork, Ohio, a daughter of the late Dewey Ralph Campbell and Dolly B. Boggs Campbell.

Surviving are her husband, Walter V. Borkoski; daughters, Brenda (Jim) Patton, of Abbeville, S.C., Tammy (Steve) Skonecy of Bethesda, Ohio, and Cynthia (Tom) Shutt of Coshocton, Ohio; a son, Walter V. Jr. (Penny) Borkoski of Marietta, Ohio; three sisters, Virginia (Ralph) Baker, Louise (Virgil) Hannahs, all of Barnesville, and Judy Hayes of Calais, Ohio; two brothers Chuck (Gay) Campbell and Danny (Jackie) Campbell all of Barnesville, Ohio; and six grandchildren.

Friends will be received Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main St., Barnesville, where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Kevin Campbell officiating.  Burial in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda.

 

Boyd, Sena Marie Boyd, nee Seevers

Source: The Herald-Standard, Uniontown, Pennsylvania; 7 Jun 2009

        Sena Marie Seevers Boyd age 71, of Dunbar, Pa., passed away Thursday, June 4, 2009, in the Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant, Pa.

        Born October 10, 1937, in Chester, West Virginia, she was the daughter of Harold Seevers and Myrtle Star Seevers Thompson.

        Sena was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of The Apostle and Prophet Ministry in Juniata (Pa.) where she taught Christian Education.

        She was also an Assistant Teacher in the public school system.

        Sena liked cooking and also baking for her Family and shopping with her Daughters.

        Sena was predeceased by her parents, four grandsons, a great grandson, and a great great granddaughter.

        Sena is survived by her husband, Pastor Ronald Eugene Boyd; four sons: Terrence Lee Boyd and family of Dunbar, Pa., Michael Ray Boyd and family of Masontown Pa., Daniel Clyde Boyd and wife Tina and family of Dunbar, Pa., Ronald Eugene Boyd III and wife Pat and family of East Palestine, Ohio; three daughters: Sheryl Ann Upton and husband Robert and family of Wanatah, Indiana, Cynthia Marie Upton and husband Marvin and family of Clarksville, Tennessee, and Jami Lynn Longanecker and husband Steven and family of Dunbar, Pa.; 30 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; sister, Barbara Jones of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; and stepfather, Earl Richard Thompson of the Calcutta Nursing Home.

        Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 South First Street, West Side, Connellsville, Pa.

        Visitation will continue on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF THE APOSTLE AND PROPHET MINISTRY in Juniata where Services will be held at 1 p.m. with Pastor Calvin Redman officiating.

        Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

 

Bradham, Herman R. Bradham

Source:  The Gleaner [Henderson Co., Kentucky]; 1 Oct 2009

        Herman R. Bradham, 90, Henderson, entered into his Heavenly home at 5:40 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at Methodist Hospital.

        He started his day at Gene's Restaurant and ended his day at Eastgate Family Restaurant.  He transferred from an Illinois oil field in 1959.  He later retired from Eaton Axle in 1983 to care for his wife before she passed away.  He was a U.S. World War II Army veteran.

        He was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene* Bradham, who died in 1988; three borthers, Thomas Bradham, Roofie Bradham and Kenneth Bradham; and two sisters, Hazel Johnson and Opal Hensel.

        Survivors include two sons, Mickey D. Bradham of Florida and Carrol Gene "Sonny" Bradham of Henderson; two daughters, Karen Wilson, his caregiver, and Rebecca Jo Cannon, both of Henderson; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

        Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.  Brother Jeff Burke and J.D. Pemberton will officiate.  Entombment will be in Fairmont Cemetery, with full military rites performed by the American Legion Worsham Post No. 40. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice.

*Submitter’s Note: Her full name was Mildred Imogene Bradham.

 

Brewer, John Brewer

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, October 2, 2009

WINGETT RUN - John Brewer, 79, of Wingett Run, passed away at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 1, 2009) at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born on Aug. 8, 1930, in Kentucky, a son of John Brewer and Lula Adkins Brewer. John was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Air Force, and was a 32nd degree Mason of Aurelius Lodge. He owned and operated his own welding shop.

John is survived by his children, Judy, John, Bruce, Jack and Skylar; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Erma.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; three brothers, George, Lonnie and Willie; three sisters, Gladys, Elizabeth and Mary; and his son, Mark.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in Bethel Cemetery in Oak Hill. McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences maybe shared with the family at  www.mslfuneralhome.com.

 

Brooks, Evelyn Mae Brooks nee Armann

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated,  June19, 2009

BROOKS, Evelyn Mae Armann, 92, of Beallsville, Ohio, died June 15, 2009, in Barnesville Hospital.

She was born November 27, 1916, daughter of the late Everett Armann and Vida Wheeler Armann.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Brooks; three brothers, Oscar Wheeler, Roy Armann, and John Armann; four sisters, Lodema Brooks, Margaret Brooks, Lois Loomis, and Jean Galavich; and two grandchildren, Guy David Simmons and Melissa Leigh Riley.

Surviving are three daughters, Donna (Tom) Hyland of Centreville, Va., Joyce (David) Simmons of Jackson, Ohio, and Terri (Audie) Bednarczyk of Powhatan Point; six grandchildren, Stephen (Jennifer) Hyland, of Fairfax, Va., Timothy (Jan) Hyland, of Leesburg, Va., Lori (Matt) Simmons Stalter, of Schererville, Ind., Merry Beth (Allen) Hyland Hall, of Montpelier, Va., Amanda (Mike) Simmons Aring, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Scott Riley, of McMechen, W.Va.; and four great-grandchildren, Matthew and Katy Stalter, of Schererville, Ind., Brett Hyland, of Leesburg, Va., and Emma Aring, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. at Toothman Funeral Home in Jacobsburg where services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Marian Glass officiating. Burial will follow in Powhatan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Amity United Methodist Church, the Barnesville Hospital Foundation, or the charity of the donor's choice.

 

Brown, Charles L. "Les" Brown

Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 29, 2009

Charles L. “Les” Brown, 67, of the Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell, Ohio (formerly of Summerfield, Ohio) died Saturday, March 28, 2009 at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Cambridge, Ohio.

He was born in Woodsfield, Ohio on October 6, 1941 a son of the late Charles H. and Ethel Dunn Brown.

Les was a retired mechanic and was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves, New Martinsville, West Virginia. He was also a Protestant by faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Terry Brown.

Surviving are four daughters: Shari (Brian) Miller of Sarahsville, Ohio, Marcia “Kay” (Brian) Kuhn of Lewisville, Ohio, Denise (Tim) Miller of Summerfield, Ohio and Victoria (Joshua) Leake of Byesville, Ohio; one son: Scott (Marcia) Brown of Sarahsville, Ohio; four sisters: Patty Thompson of Woodsfield, Ohio, Kathy Couch of Byesville, Ohio, Connie Brown of Byesville, Ohio and Cheryl Murphy of New Concord, Ohio; four brothers: Jerry Brown of Summerfield, Ohio, Bob Brown of Caldwell, Ohio, Mike Brown of Byesville, Ohio and Kevin Brown of Sarahsville, Ohio; nine grandchildren and one expected grandchild in May: Zach, Derek, Jacob and Nicholas Miller; Kristy, Dustin and Morgan Kuhn; Dylan and Blair Brown; Addysyn Leake; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, 202 Main Street, Summerfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2009 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2009 with Rev. Nate Gibbons officiating. Burial will follow in the Center Free Methodist Church Cemetery, Sarahsville, Ohio.

 

Brown, Clarence Edward Brown

Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 1, 2009

Clarence Edward “Ed” Brown, 65, of 39736 State Route 800, Woodsfield, Ohio died Saturday, January 31, 2009 at his home. He was born at Mechanicsburg, Ohio on October 19, 1943 a son of the late Clarence and Ina Randall Brown.

Ed was a retired employee of the Monroe County Department of Engineers; a member of the Unity Baptist Church near Antioch, Ohio; a member of the Antioch Volunteer Fire Department; a member of the Southeastern Horseman’s Association and a past member of the Circle M Riding Club. He enjoyed horseback riding, spending time with his grandchildren and extended grandchildren. He was known as “Pappy Ed” to many children besides his own grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-brother, Robert Harding.

Surviving are his wife, Connie Woodruff Brown whom he married on October 25, 1964; two sons: Mike (Amy) Brown of Antioch, Ohio and Jeff (Kathy) Brown of Graysville, Ohio; one brother: Denzil (Beverly) Brown of Antioch, Ohio; one half-sister: Zelda (Floyd) Cline of Antioch, Ohio; four grandchildren: Tucker, Tanner, Trevor and Macy Brown; several special nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from2-9 p.m. Monday, February 2, 2009 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 3, 2009 with Tim Fleeman officiating. Burial will follow in the Antioch Cemetery, Antioch, Ohio.

 

Brown, Dory Richard Brown

Source:  The [East Liverpool, Ohio] Review; 18 Apr 2009

Dory Richard Brown, 82

        CHESTER - Dory Richard Brown, known as Brownie or Dick, of Hickory Road, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. Dick was born Nov. 11, 1926, to John and Lula Mae Coplin Brown.

        Dick was married for 62 years to his beloved Bessie Carolyn Schladen Brown. Their three children and spouses are: Cathy Saltsman (married to Floyd Saltsman) of Glenmoor Ohio, Susan Weaver (and companion Rhett Maze) of Chester, and Richard Brown (married to Patty Brown) of Pottstown, Pa.

        Dick graduated from Chester High School in 1944 and became a carpenter in the Carpenters Union No. 922. After retirement, he maintained his skills by driving around in his van, bearing the license plate, "Old Carp," and advising anyone who was in the midst of a remodeling project. His biggest passion in his retirement years however was carving. His carvings have been displayed numerous places in the Tri-State area. He enjoyed showing his creations and teaching others to carve. He was a member of the National Woodcarvers Association and The Friends Carving Club.

        He was also a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Chester, The Scottish Rite 32, Chester VFW Post 6450 and American Legion Post 121. Dick was recently honored with a "50 Year" gold pin from the Masonic Lodge. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII and served aboard the USS Lanier (APA-125) in the Pacific Theatre.

        He is preceded in death by both parents and a brother Brooks Brown. His other siblings are Johnny Brown of San Miguel, Calif., Carol Brown Wern (and husband Don) of San Miguel, Jim Brown (and wife Janice) of Salinas, Calif., and Bob Brown (and wife Rosie) of Crossville, Tenn. Dick is also survived by his faithful companion, his Jack Russell Terrier, "Skippy."

        Dick was also known as "Pap" to four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The grandchildren are Stacey Weaver Murphy (husband John), Scott Saltsman (wife Krista), Brandon Weaver and Jessica Brown. The great-grandchildren are Tea Weaver, Levi McPeek, Hunter Saltsman, Ryder Saltsman, Sloane Murphy, Layne Murphy, and John Weaver. His grandchildren were extremely devoted to him and like to boast that their Pap helped "rebuild the Big Teapot."

        Friends may call Sunday, April 19, 2009, during the hours of 2-4 and 5-8 p.m. at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester. Pastor Larry Rose, of Northside Community Church, will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 20. Burial is to be in Columbiana County Memorial Park where the Tri-state Veterans Burial Group will accord military honors.

        Online condolences may be sent to: arnerfc@arnerfuneralchapel.com.

 

Brown, Eunice F. Brown nee Ady  

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 2009

Eunice F. Brown, age 92, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Thursday October 8, 2009 at the Ohio Valley Medical Center Wheeling, West Virginia. She was born in Glencoe, Ohio October 19, 1916 a daughter of he late Everett James Ady, and Ida May Palmer Ady.

She was a member of the Woodsfild Church of Christ, and a retired Supervisor for the Former Kegerreis 5 & 10 in Woodsfield.

Preceded in death by her husband: Chester W. Bown – Feb. 1, 1993, 3 sisters: Stella Pittman, Amanda Ault, & Bessie Pletcher. 3 brothers: Henry (Hak), James and Ralph Ady.

She is survived by 1 son: Paul Brown – Smyrna, Tennessee, 2 daughters: Willa (Lloyd) Goddard – Sardis, Ohio, Esther Wagnild – Woodsfield, 1 brother: Glenn Stephen Anthony Goddard, Valerie Anne Morris, and Stephanie Louise Lindenmayer.

Numerous great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

Friends receivfed from (4-8) p.m. Saturday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday October 11, 2009 with Keith Jones officiating. Interment in the Chapel Hill Cemetery near Clarington, Ohio.

 

Brown, Jerry W. Brown, Sr.

Watters Funeral Home, Summersfield, Ohio, dated, June 25, 2009

Jerry W. Brown, Sr., 60, of 29821 T.R. 834, Summerfield, Ohio died Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at his home.

He was born near Stafford, Ohio on December 14, 1948 a son of the late Charles and Ethel Dunn Brown.

Jerry was a former oil field worker and driller; enjoyed working on derby cars and stock cars and was an avid Dale Earnhardt fan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death two brothers, Terry Brown and Les Brown; a granddaughter, Mackenzie Dawn Brown.

Surviving are his significant other, Betty McMaster of the home; one daughter: Christa Clendenning of Walhonding, Ohio; three sons: Jerry W. “Jay” Brown, Jr. of Walhonding, Ohio, David R. Brown of Walhonding, Ohio and Justin (Paula) Brown of Woodsfield, Ohio; four sisters: Patty Thompson of Woodsfield, Ohio, Kathy Couch and Connie Brown both of Cambridge, Ohio and Cheryl Murphy of Senecaville, Ohio; three brothers: Bob Brown of Caldwell, Ohio, Mike Brown of Byesville, Ohio and Kevin Brown of Sarahsville, Ohio; three grandsons: Coular D. Clendenning, Austin A. Clendenning and William Killian-Lee Brown; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, 202 Main Street, Summferfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2009 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2009. Burial will follow in the Center Free Methodist Cemetery, Sarahsville, Ohio.

 

Brown, Terry G. Brown

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, February 2, 2009

CALDWELL - Terry G. "Teddy Bear" Brown, 62, of 42966 Road Fork Road, Caldwell, Ohio, died Sunday (Feb. 1, 2009) at his home. He was born near Stafford, Ohio, on July 21, 1946, a son of the late Charles and Ethel Dunn Brown.  He was a mechanic and equipment operator for B&N Coal Co., Dexter City, Ohio. He was a member of the Army Reserves and was a Methodist by faith. Terry enjoyed his grandchildren, family, and his dog, Coffee.

Surviving are his wife, Diane McElfresh Brown, whom he married on June 24, 1972; two sons, Terry G. (Amy) Brown II of Belle Valley, Ohio, and Joshua L. (Staci) Brown of Sarahsville, Ohio; three grandchildren and expected grandchild, Tanner Michael Brown, Kinsley Marie Brown and Garrett Lee Brown; four sisters, Patty Thompson of Woodsfield, Ohio, Kathy Couch of Byesville, Ohio, Connie Brown of Byesville, Ohio, and Cheryl Murphy of New Concord, Ohio; five brothers, Les Brown of Caldwell, Ohio, Jerry Brown of Summerfield, Ohio, Bob Brown of Caldwell, Ohio, Mike Brown of Byesville, Ohio, and Kevin Brown of Sarahsville, Ohio; his mother-in-law, Bonnie McElfresh of Summerfield, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, 202 Main St., Summerfield, Ohio, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 4, 2009), where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 5, 2009) with Pastor Jimmy Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Center Free Methodist Cemetery, Sarahsville, Ohio.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.wattersfuneralhome.com .

 

Brown, Walter R. Brown

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, July 21, 2009

BROWN, Walter R., 90, of Woodsfield, Ohio, formerly of Somerton, Ohio, and Bethesda, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, in Good Samaritan Medical Center, Zanesville, Ohio.

He was born September 24, 1918, in Hendrysburg, Ohio, a son of the late Charles Brown and Sarah McMurray Brown.

Walter was a retired farmer and school bus driver, and he was also a private pilot for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Virginia Johnson Brown; a daughter, Rita Ruiz; a half-sister Elsie Goodman, and a step- brother Newel Moore.

Surviving are his daughters, Ina (Steven) Schwilling of Idaho, Fay (Leonard) D'embrosia of Oregon; a son, Charles (Mary) Brown of Connecticut; grandchildren, Corrie Albright, Kelly Matmati, Sarah Brown, Christopher and Michael D'embrosia, Roseangela Scrivner, and Charles Fliger; great- grandchildren, Asher and Ainsley Albright and Laila Matmati; a sister, Kathleen Allen of Dayton, Ohio; and a half-sister, Ruth Moreland of Orange Park, Fla.

Friends will be received Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Kelly- Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main St., Barnesville, OH, where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Burial in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda.

 

Brown-Boehm, Janice Brown-Boehm, nee Drake

Source: straubsfuneralhome.com; September, 2009

JANICE M. BROWN-BOEHM

Oct. 4, 1939 — Sept. 7, 2009

Janice Brown-Boehm, age 69, passed away September 7, 2009 in Portland, OR She was born on October 4, 1939 in Pendleton, OR to Irwin and Blanche Drake. They moved to Washougal, WA in 1940 and Janice would graduate from Washougal High School.

She married Ed Allen, Jr. and would later get divorced.

Janice worked at the Camas/Washougal Post Record and married Lynn Brown in 1970. Together they owned Brown's Chevron in Camas, WA and in 1986, Lynn passed away. Janice continued to operate the gas station and in 1993 she was named Business Person of the Year. That same year she married Alvin Boehm. Janice and Alvin remodeled a few buildings in Camas including the Dairy Queen and Sprouse Reitz. In 1998 she sold the gas station and retired. She and Alvin spent their time between their home in Vancouver, WA and their home in Chinook, WA.

Janice loved to travel. She also loved the beach and entertaining at their home there.

She was also an active member at Zion Lutheran Church in Camas.

Janice is survived by her husband, Alvin, at home; children, Ed Allen, III of Portland, OR, Bonnie Allen of Washougal; step- children, Laura Kohler of Longview, WA, Ruth Ladage of Washougal, Russell Boehm of Washougal, Christine Youngren of Cook, WA, Sandra Boehm of Washougal; brothers, Bob Drake of Vancouver, Mark Schell of Libby, MT; sister, Lean Barlow of Camas; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Janice's life will be held Monday, September 14, 2009 at 11:00 am. at Zion Lutheran Church in Camas. Inurnment will be private at the Camas Cemetery.

Straub's Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial donations can be given to either Zion Lutheran Church in Camas or the American Lung Association of Washington, 2625 Third Ave., Seattle, WA 98121-1200.

 

Buckio, Jeanne Buckle nee Poulton

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 2009

Jeanne Poulton Buckio, age 84, died Saturday, October 31, 2009 at the Monroe County Care Center. She was born September 14, 1925 in Woodsfield, Ohio, daughter of James Garfield (Gar) Poulton and Edna Larinda Hubbard Poulton. Jeanne was educated in Woodsfield where she met and later married her long time love, Frank L. Buckio, Jr. They spent 54 years exploring all that life had to offer. As a fighter pilot's wife, she became a strong, independent woman, raising her three children on multiple military bases all over the world during two wars. She was a member of the Woodsfield First United Methodist Church.

Jeanne spent many years working in the retail industry including, interior decorating, boutique shops, owner of the Sears Roebuck catalog store, and Der Kinder Haus, a children's clothing store. She enjoyed traveling the world, meeting new people, and establishing new homes for her family. Her talent in decorating, design, and furniture were exhibited in all of her homes, Her joy in life was the role of an Air Force wife, mother and grandmother.

Jeanne is survived by three children, Jeffrey Charles Buckio and his wife, Melodi, Reno, NV; Jennifer Buckio Henthorn and her husband, Mark, Woodsfield, OH; Joellen Buckio and her husband, Charles Ephland, Chapel Hill, NC. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Shane Garfield (Carla) Kuntz, Cambridge, OH; Shannon Kuntz (Bill) Winland, Antioch, OH; Arianne Buckio (Mitch) Clouse, Dublin, 01-1; Courtney Buckio (Brian) Cherry, Chesterfield, VA and two great grandchildren, John Andrew Clouse, Dublin, OH and Carlee Katlin Kuntz, Cambridge, OH. Other survivors include three nieces, three nephews, and their families.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lt Col. Frank Leroy Buckio Jr, brother, Lt. Col. Kenneth V. Poulton and one niece. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 6, 2009 at 11 am. at First United Methodist Church, 136 N. Main Street, Woodsfield. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. The family would like to express their thanks the staff of Monroe County Care Center for the loving care they provided. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 136 N. Main Street, Woodsfield, OH 43793.

 

Burke, Gerald L. Burke

Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 7, 2009

Gerald L. Burke, 45, of 510 Eastern Avenue, Woodsfield, Ohio died Wednesday, May 6, 2009 in Woodsfield, Ohio.

He was born at Bellaire, Ohio on May 5, 1964 a son of Luther and Frances "Frannie" Urbanek Burke who survive of Woodsfield, Ohio.

Gerald was currently the Oaklawn Cemetery Sexton for the Village of Woodsfield, Ohio; owner/operator of Burke's Towing, Woodsfield, Ohio; a Lieutenant and member of the Woodsfield Volunteer Fire Department; a member of the Towing and Recovery Association of Ohio; a member of the Harley Owner's Group; a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Woodsfield, Ohio; a member of the Monroe Central Sideliners and a member of the Wind and Fire Motorcycle Club (Firemen on Harleys).

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Barbara Greenwald Burke whom he married on October 5, 1991; one son: Zachary Burke of the home; one daughter: Katlynn Burke of the home; one sister: Charlotte Burke of Lewisville, Ohio; his two dogs: Benji and Bella; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends will be received at the Walters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2009. Funeral services will be held at the Woodsfield Church of Christ, Woodsfield, Ohio at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2009 with Keith Jones officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodsfield Volunteer Fire Department, 38000 Airport Road, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Burkey, Melvin L. Burkey

Source: The Alliance [Ohio] Review; 14 May 2009

Together Again

Melvin "Butch" L. Burkey, 79, of North Benton, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Canton.

Melvin was born on Dec. I2,* 1929, in Deerfield, the son of the late Glenn and Edith M. (James) Burkey. Butch was a member of North Benton Presbyterian Church, where he served on and was involved in many committees and activities. He was also a trustee of the church. Butch was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Korean Conflict. He retired from Kuntzman Trucking in 1984 and was a member of the Teamsters Local 92.

Melvin is survived by his daughter, Cynthia (Mark) Ruffier, and two grandchildren, Josh and Jon, all of Sebring. He is also survived by two sisters, Margaret Hartzell of Berlin Center and Caroline Haupt of Sebring.

Besides his parents Melvin was preceded in death by his wife, Ann E. (Manypenny), whom he married on June 14, 1953, and who died on Dec. 31, 2001; an infant daughter, Ann; and his brother, Benard James Burkey.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 15, 2009, at North Benton Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tom Sawyer officiating. Friends may call the half hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Fairmount Memorial Park

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alliance VNA/Hospice, 885 S. Sawburg Road, Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home. Friends may send condolences and sign the guest register online at wwwgrfuneralhome.com. (5-14-09)

*Submitter's Note: The Social Security Death Index gives his date of birth as December 22, 1929.

 

Burkhalter, Walter S. Burkhalter

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 2009

Walter S. Burkhalter, age 78, of Woodsfield, Ohio died Monday December 14, 2009 at Barnesville Health Care Center. He was born in Woodsfield, Ohio December 11, 1931 a son of the late Walter F. & Josie Stewart Burkhalter.

Stewart was a retired Architect and a graduate of The Ohio State University. He was a veteran of the Korean War, member of the First United Methodist Church of Woodsfield, adult Sunday School teacher, member of Gideon's International, President of the Monroe County Area for Aging for AARP, and a member of the American Legion Post #87.

He is survived by his adopted grandchildren: Dr. Keneth & Karena Cooper - Woodsfield.

Friends received from 2 p.m. until time of Funeral Service at 4 p.m. Friday December 18, 2009 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio with Pastor David Hull-Frye officiating. Interment in the Oaklawn Cemetery Woodsfield, Ohio. Military Services will be held by the Belmont County Veterans Council.

 

Burkhart, Richard Burkhart "Larry"

Source: Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 2009 Richard "Larry" Burkhart, 69, of the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio died Saturday, December 19, 2009 at the center. He was bom in Woodsfield, Ohio on October 22, 1940 a son of the late Peter and Marcella "Sally" Archer Burkhart.

Larry was a retired aluminum worker for the Ormet Corporation, Hannibal, Ohio; a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam Era and was a member of the St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, David Burkhart and one sister, Mary Ann Burkhart.

Surviving are one step-daughter: Michelle (Randy) Bifolchi of Akron, Ohio; one step-son: Greg (Stacy) Reed of Columbus, Ohio; three sisters: Sue O'Regen of Jersey City, New Jersey, Regina (John) Swarthout of Winter Haven, Florida and Patricia (Charles) Rosenburg of Tampa, Florida; four grandchildren: Karenna, Jacob and Brooke Reed and Anthony Bifolchi.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 5-8 p.m. Monday, December 21, 2009. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am. Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, Ohio with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Sylvester Catholic Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio with military services.

Vigil services will be held at 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

Burness, Goldie Marie Burness nee Newhart

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, July 6, 2009

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Goldie Marie Bumess, 94. of Fort Myers, Fla., passed away at HealthPark Medical Center on Sunday (July 5, 2009) as a result of cardiac arrest.

She was born Feb. 17, 1915, in Monroe County, Lebanon, Ohio, the daughter of Homer Newhart and Lula Pabst Newhart.

On Oct. 11, 1941, she married William A. Bumess, who preceded her in death in 1987.

She attended Ohio University and taught school in a one-room schoolhouse in Ohio. Goldie was a member of the Order of Eastern Stars. She attended Southside Christian Church in Fort Myers, Fla.

Goldie is survived by three daughters, Mary Ellen (Gerald) Harvey of Fort Myers, Fla., Billie Jo Meldrum of Radcliff, Ky., and Jean A. Bumess of Calabash, N.C.: four grandchildren, Elizabeth Harvey Godwin, Margaret Harvey Briscoe, Michele Meldrum Redmond and Paul Meldrum; four great-grandchildren, Christopher Redmond, Katherine Godwin, Sarah Godwin and Audrey Godwin; and her sister, Ruth E. English of Fort Myers, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Mabel Victoria Newhart; and brother, Paul Edward Newhart.

Interment will be in Salem Township Cemetery, Salem Township, Monroe County, Ohio.

 

Butler, Delbert W. Butler

Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated May 22, 2009

Delbert W. Butler, Sr., 78, of 1015 Belford Street, Caldwell, Ohio (formerly of New Concord, Ohio) died Thursday, May 21, 2009 at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio. He was born at Fredericksdale, Ohio on December 1, 1930 a son of the late Herlan and Daisy Carter Butler. Delbert was a retired maintenance worker for General Electric, New Concord, Ohio; a member of the Caldwell Church of Christ, Caldwell, Ohio; a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a lifetime member of the Caldwell V.F.W. Post 4721, Caldwell, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria McNeal Butler on June 11, 1996; a son, Timmy Butler; one sister, Anna Mae Connell and one brother, Wayne Butler.

Surviving are his wife, Eileen Perkins Butler whom he married on July 22, 2000; one son: Delbert W. (Jenett) Butler, Jr. of Riverside, California: three step-daughters: Christy S. Capps of Conway, Arkansas, Connie (Don) Feathers of Reedsville, West Virginia and Susan (Terry) Schmelzenbach of Marietta, Ohio; two step-sons: Mark (Ann) Keyser of Dover, Ohio and John Moore of Summerfield, Ohio; a niece: Vicki Pitts of Caldwell, Ohio; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; ten step grandchildren; three step great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Brubach-Wafters Funeral Home, 202 Main Street, Summerfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 25, 2009 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2009 with James Garrett and Terry Schmelzenbach officiating. Full military graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the New Concord Cemetery, New Concord, Ohio.

 

Byers, Harris D. "Bud" Byers

Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 31, 2009

Harris (Bud) D. Byers, age 95, of Trail Run, Ohio died Thursday July 30, 2009 at the Wetzel County Hospital New Martinsville, WV. He was born at New Matamoras, Ohio August 31, 1913 a son of the late Joe and Mabel Hall Byers.

He retired from the U.S. Corp of Engineers — Lock 16 Beavertown, Ohio. He was a member of the St. Paul's Church Trail Run. He was a veteran of World War II, and a member of the Woodsfield V.F.W. post 5303.

Preceded in death by his wife: Margaret (Peg) Fagert Byers — 1989.

He is survived by his son: Larry (Clarice) Byers —Newport, Ohio, Grandson; Lanny (Lisa) Byers — Ridgefield, Connecticut, Granddaughter; Tammy (Michael) Stern — Dublin, Ohio, 5 great grandchildren; Stephen Byers — Columbus, Ohio, Addison Stem — Dublin, Ohio, Paxton Stern — Dublin, Ohio, Logan Byers — Ridgefield, Connecticut, Landon Byers — Ridgefield, Connecticut,

Friends will be received from 6 — 9 p.m. Saturday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday August 2, 2009 with Rev. Alfred Bingenheimer officiating. Interment in the Oaklawn Cemetery Woodsfield, Ohio. Military Services will be conducted by the Belmont Veterans Council.

 

Byers, Paul William Byers, Sr.

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 2009

Paul William Byers, Sr. 77, of Woodsfield, Ohio (formerly of Trail Run) passed away at 3:20 A.M. at Marietta Memorial Hospital on Saturday May 16, 2009 after a battle with extensive cancer. His family was by his side for the last two days before his passing, celebrating his life and comforting him in his last hours.

He was born on September 24, 1931 in Trail Run, Ohio, the youngest child of George and Mary Kathryn Merckle Byers. Paul attended Brownsville Grade School and graduated from Antioch High School. Paul married Vera Imogene Cox on February 17, 1951 at the Woodsfield Church of Christ. He was a member and elder at the Brownsville Church of Christ. He also served as president of the Fly Elementary and Midway Elementary Parent Teacher League for many years. He formerly owned and operated both, the Gulf and Amoco service stations, as well as Byers' Variety and

Hardware Store in New Matamoras, Ohio. He was also a bus driver for Switzerland of Ohio Schools for 32 years.

After moving to Woodsfield, Paul served on the Oaklawn Cemetery Board, volunteering tirelessly to upgrade the mausoleum and brought improvements to the cemetery by paving the driveways and improving maintenance practices. He also served on the Woodsfield Village Board of Public Affairs and Woodsfield City Council until his death. A fanner for over 65 years, Paul kept his green thumb active even in retirement by cultivating vibrant flowerbeds and vegetable gardens around his house.

Paul is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Vera; four children - Rita (Coy) Rosenlieb of Trail Run, Paul (Paula) Byers of Trail Run, Tom (Ruth) Byers of Wheeling, and Paula (Jay) Ruble of Kentucky; six grandchildren - Troy (Christina) Rosenlieb of Marietta, Mindy Rosenlieb and her fiance Mark Panepinto of Wheeling, Tim (Valerie) Byers of Texas, Chad Byers of Trail Run, Austin Byers of Wheeling and Nathan Ruble of Kentucky; and one great-grandchild- Ava Rosenlieb. He is also survived by siblings Mae Yoss of California, George Wilfred Byers of Texas, and Dave Byers of Georgia

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary Kathryn (Merckle) Byers; one grandchild- Zachary Ruble; and eight siblings - Georgia Lohr, Ralph Byers, Bessie (Cline) Edington, Roy Byers, Mildred Allen, Carl Byers, Art Byers, and Edna Cochran.

Funeral Services were held at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home on Monday, May 18 in Woodsfield, Ohio, with graveside services held at Oaklawn Cemetery immediately following.

 

Cagey, David "Shawn" Cagey

Source:  The Akron [Ohio] Beacon Journal; 3 Mar 2009

        David "Shawn" Cagey, 53, passed away March 1, 2009.

        He was born June 21, 1955 in Akron to Norman and Beulah Cagey. He had worked as a recruiter for Sanford Rose and enjoyed playing music with bands.


        Shawn was preceded in death by his father, Norman C. Cagey. He is survived by his son, Gareth Cagey; mother, Beulah Barker; brothers, Terry (Pamela) Cagey and Nicholas Cagey; sisters, Melody (Dave) Tanner, Laurie (Nick) Whited, and Pamela (Steve) Boggs; very special friend, Elizabeth; many nieces and nephews.

        A gathering of family and friends will be held for Shawn at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd., Akron, on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m., with a Celebration of Life Service following at 6 p.m.

       In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to: Gareth Cagey, for Gareth's College Fund. Funeral home map, directions, and the Cagey Family condolence book are available at www.bacherfuneralhome.com in memory of Shawn.

        (Bacher, 330-644-0024.)

 

Carman, Shirley Carman nee Rejonis

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, March 13, 2009

CARMAN, Shirley, 72, of Bellaire, Ohio, died Thursday, March 12, 2009, in the East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry, Ohio.She was born May 11, 1936 in Bellaire, a daughter of the late Frank and Evelyn Tice Rejonis.

Shirley was a former nurse's aide at the Peterson Hospital in Wheeling and a Methodist by faith. She graduated from Bellaire High School, class of 1954.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Carman on May 17, 1987.

Surviving are three children, Randy Wheeler of Bellaire, Rick (Dee) Carman of Sardis and Stacey Yoka (Jim Twarog) of Shadyside; two brothers, Frank Rejonis of Shadyside and Fred Rejonis of Powhatan Point; and one sister, Doris Goff of Shadyside; four grandchildren, Alexis Yoka and Lindsay Yoka, Gunnar Carman and Brooke Carman.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, 441 37th St., Bellaire, OH, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Donald J. Cordery officiating. Interment in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Bellaire, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 807 Michigan Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215 or the American Parkinson's Foundation, 1250 Hyland Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10305. Share your thoughts and memories with Shirley's family at www.altmeyer. corn.

 

Carpenter, Leah L. Carpenter nee Leach

Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 27, 2009

Leah L. Carpenter, 79, of the Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell, Ohio (formerly of Calais, Ohio) died Monday, January 26, 2009 at the nursing home. She was born near Summerfield, Ohio on April 20, 1929 a daughter of the late Lloyd E. and Versa Brown Leach.

Leah was a homemaker and a member of the Calais Church, Calais, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Burdette "Smucker" Carpenter on August 12, 1998; a daughter, Marsha Lynn Baker on February 13, 1995; one brother, Herbert Leach; a grandson, Jason Hines and a great grandson, Tyler Carpenter.

Surviving are two daughters: Linda (Bill) Warner and Melody (Frank) Warner both of Summerfield, Ohio; three sons: Lloyd (Peggy) Carpenter and Mickey (Diane) Carpenter both of Summerfield, Ohio and Jeffery (Marsha) Carpenter of Sarahsville, Ohio; one sister: Shelly Burkhart of Temperanceville, Ohio; two brothers: Russell Leach of Boston, Ohio and Dale Leach of Barnesville, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, 202 Main Street, Summerfield, Ohio from 2-9 p.m. Thursday, January 29, 2009. Friends then received at the Calais Church, Calais, Ohio from noon until time of services at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 30, 2009 with Pastor Brian King officiating. Burial will follow in the Calais Cemetery, Calais, Ohio.

 

Carpenter, Ralph Carpenter

Source: The Daily Telegram, Adrian Michigan; 26 Apr 2009

Ralph E. Carpenter, age 88, of Adrian, formerly of Irving, Texas, died Saturday, April 25, 2009, at Provincial House.

He was born May 1, 1920, in Wooster, Ohio, to Marshall and Delphia (Ross) Carpenter. Ralph married Virginia Gray on August 13, 1940, in Ashland County, Ohio, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 14, 2004. He was a farmer in Ashland County, Ohio, and a school bus driver for Nova and Nankin Schools. Ralph and Virginia then moved to Nankin, Ohio, and operated Carpenter's IGA Grocery. Ralph was a member of the Nazarene Church in Irving, Texas, and he directed the choir. He owned his own auto repair business in the Irving, Texas, area for many years. He enjoyed sailing his sailboat, was a lover of music and played the guitar.

Ralph is survived by one son, David (Arlene) Carpenter of Las Vegas, Nev.; two daughters, Joyce Parades of West Yellowstone, Mont., and Patricia Loveday (Dan Bowles) of Jasper, Mich.; two brothers, Lloyd (Mildred) Carpenter of Sullivan, Ohio, and Edwin (Mary) Carpenter of Wabash, hid.; one sister, Irene (Bob) Schwan ofleromesville, Ohio; 13 grandchildren, Scott Carpenter, Leyah (Abed) Ghezzi, Angie Kocsis, Valerie (Dan) Rutz, Jan Jones, Arlen Wood, Doug (Kristen) Gomey, Darren Gomey, Danny (Annette) Gomey, Dusty Gorney, Troy (Deborah) Loveday, Bryan Loveday, and Tonya (Dave) Ward; and numerous much-loved great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Virginia, he was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Paul Carpenter; and one sister, Ila Rogers,

Funeral services for Ralph will he held on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at 11 am. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Irving, Texas. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 9 to 10:30 am. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.

You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com.

His family wishes to express their gratitude to all of his caregivers at Hospice of Lenawee County, especially Marilyn, Gretchen and Kelly. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.

 

Carpenter, Steve Bruce Carpenter

Cambpell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville, Ohio, dated, June 6, 2009

Steve Bruce Carpenter, 58, Summerfield, OH, died Saturday, June 6, 2009. He was born November 27, 1950 in Barnesville to Melba Lee (Long) Carpenter of Barnesville and the late James Phillip Carpenter.

He was an Air Force Veteran of the Viet Nam War, a member of VFW Post 2792, a member of American Legion Post 578 and a heavy equipment mechanic for Bi-Con Services of Derwent. OH.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife - Donna Jean (Yontz) Carpenter; 2 sons - Jeremiah (Fuyuko) Carpenter of Prattville, AL and Jesse Carpenter of Kindsbach, Germany; brother - Kim Carpenter of Barnesville; sister - Brenda Carpenter of Canal Winchester, 01-1 and 2 grandchildren Colin and Eiji Carpenter.

Visitation Wednesday 6-9 and Service Thursday 11 AM at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St, Barnesville, OH with Rev. Tom Detling officiating. Burial follows in Calais Cemetery. Military services conducted by Belmont County Veterans Council of the VFW. Condolences at www.campbellplumlymilbuumfuneralhome.com

 

Chaney, Ina Lou Chaney nee Hall

Grisell Funeral Home, New Martinsville, West Virginia, dated, June 23, 2009

Chaney, Ina Lou, age 77 of Pryor Glass Rd., New Matamoras, OH died Monday, June 22, 2009 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. She was born June 27, 1931 in Monroe County, OH the daughter of the late, Lawrence and Carrie Pool Hall.

She was a member of Salem Hall United Methodist Church; the Historical Society; Women's Auxiliary VFW Post #6387; and Conan Senior Citizens, all of New Matamoras.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford "Chauncey" Chaney.

Survivors include a sister, Ellen Witschey of New Matamoras.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4-8pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third St., New Martinsville where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at I lam with Pastor Dennis Williams officiating. Interment in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville, WV.

 

Chaplin, John 0. "Catfish" Chaplin

Grisell Funeral Home, Sardis, Ohio, dated, September 13, 2009

Chaplin, John 0. "Catfish", 83, of State Route 7, Duffy, Ohio, died Sunday, September 13, 2009 at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, WV. He was born September 10, 1926 in New Martinsville, the son of the late Carl and Violet Haught Chaplin,

He was a retired millwright from Conalco Corp.; a member of St. John Bosco Mission in Sardis, Ohio; Scottish Rite Valley of Cambridge, Ohio; Masonic Lodge #597 F. & A.M. of Clarington, Ohio; a U.S. Army veteran of WWII; and a lifetime member of both the American Legion Post #760, Hannibal, Ohio and VFW Post #9930 in Duffy. He loved to hunt, fish, and camp.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John 0. Chaplin, Jr.; a brother, Harry Chaplin; and two sisters, Doris Welch and Edna Mae Chaplin.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mary "Cuppy" Dandrea Chaplin, whom he married August 23, 1947; two daughters, Robyn (Rick) Cecil and Apryl (Edwin) Ankrom, both of Duffy; three sisters, Peggy Chaplin of Duffy, Alice Lathouse of Columbus, Ohio and Rada "Carol" Lollathin of Clarington, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Steven Cecil, Ricci Cecil and Jourdan Ankrom, all of Duffy.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-8pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis, with Masonic Services at 7:00pm and Christian Wake services at 7:45pm.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 10ant at St. John Bosco Mission Church, 37325 5th Street, Sardis, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik as celebrant. Interment in Emma Grove Cemetery, Hannibal, Ohio, where military graveside services will be conducted.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sylvester School, 119 Wayne Street, Woodsfield, OH 43793.

 

Childers, Ruth Ann Childers, nee Nalley

Source: The Martins Ferry, Ohio, Times Leader; 9 Jan 2009 [online]

CHILDERS, Ruth Ann, 76, of Palm Bay, Fla., passed away January 4, 2009, at home.

Ruth was born February 16, 1932, to the late Ernest and Clara Nalley in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

Ruth will be sadly missed by her son, Jim (Lori) Childers of Palm Bay; one brother, James Nalley of Corinne, Ohio; one sister, Hilda Pollock of Wheeling, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Ashley (Chris) Toll of Palm Bay and Michael (Jill) Childers of Jacksonville; and one great-grandchild, Riley Toll.

Friends may call Friday from 6-7 p.m., services will be held Saturday, January 10, 2009 at noon at the Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay.

Burial will follow in the Fountainhead Memorial Park, Palm Bay.

 

Christman, Marlie Lodena Christman nee Mercer

Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 30, 2009

Marlie Lodena Christman, 76, of Jerusalem, Ohio died Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at the Emerald Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Barnesville, Ohio.

She was born in Calais, Ohio on April 22, 1933 a daughter of the late James Chester and Ocie Carpenter Mercer.

She was a homemaker; a Methodist by faith; an avid quitter and loved gardening.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Ralph Christman on November 4, 1996; three brothers, Donald Mercer, Ellis Mercer and Joseph Mercer; five sisters, Bonnie Egger, Martha Lou Betts, Nancy Crum, Opal Mercer and Betty Mercer.

Surviving are two sons: Ralph Keel (Penny) Christman of Barnesville, Ohio and Ryan Todd (Robin) Christman of Jerusalem, Ohio; one sister: Emma Bates of Jerusalem, Ohio; one brother: Jim (Betty) Mercer of Jerusalem, Ohio; five grandchildren: Meredith, Hannah, Mallory, Dulcie and Cade; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2009 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 am. Friday, July 3, 2009 with Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Calais Cemetery, Calais, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Guernsey, 9711 East Pike, Cambridge, Ohio 43725 or to the American Diabetes Association, 471 East Broad St., Suite 1630, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

 

Christman, Matthew Allan Christman

Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 19, 2009

Matthew Allan Christman, age 36 of Woodsfield, Ohio died Wednesday February 18, 2009. He was born in Barnesville, Ohio March 18, 1972 a son of Charles and Rosalie Thomas Christman of Woodsfield, Ohio.

Matthew graduated in 1993 from Woodsfield High School and Swiss Hills Vocational School in Auto Mechanics. He was an employee of Christman Supply of Woodsfield and a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ Woodsfield. Matthew loved his dog, and friend Chocolate. Preceded in death by his grandparents: Roy and Dorothy Christman, and Wilbur and Mildred Thomas.

He is survived by his parents: Charles and Rosalie Thomas Christman of Woodsfield, Ohio, 1 sister: Melissa Christman of Woodsfield, Ohio, Niece and Nephews: Taylor, Christian, and Colt Wilson. Several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Friends will be received from 2 —4 & 7 —9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 2 p.m. Monday February 23, 2009 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio with Rev. Frank Lehosky officiating. Interment in the Oaklawn Cemetery Woodsfield.

 

Christman, Richard Christman

Source: www.columbiamissourian.com; 21 Nov 2009

Richard Ray Christman, a former Data Warehouse team manager, enjoyed watching the changing seasons in Missouri.

"The first snowfall every year was a 'wow' factor for him," said his wife, Jill Christman.

Mr. Christman died at his home on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009. He was 62.

He was born Jan. 22, 1947, in Upland, Calif, to Lloyd and Ardis Geer Christman. He married Jill in 1995 in Laguna Beach, Calif. They moved to Missouri in 2003.

His wife described him as a kind and gentle man, a "big ol' teddy bear."

Jill first met her husband 25 years ago, when they both worked for the Internal Revenue Service in Southern California. They have been married for 14 years.

Mr. Christman had one child, Jay Christman, 12, who his wife said was "the light of his la" Her favorite memory of her husband was "seeing the look in his eyes the day his son was born. He was a miracle."

Although he was not into sports, Jill Christman said her husband loved to watch their son play soccer and basketball.

"His personal passion was children," she said. "He supported St. Jude's Hospital and the Children's Miracle Network."

He was a member of the Ashland Christian Church, the Ashland Optimist Club and the Project Management Institute.

Survivors include his wife; his son; his mother, of Lake Forest, Calif.; and one brother, Robert Lloyd Christman.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 27 at the Ashland Christian Church, 14775 S. Highway DD. Visitation will begin at 10 am. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Children's Miracle Network, 14436 S. Outer Forty Road, Chesterfield, MO 63107. Submitter's Note: Below is another obituary:

 

Christman, Richard Christman

Source: www.columbiatribune.com/; Monday, November 23, 2009

1947-2009

Richard Ray Christman, 62, of Ashland passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at his home.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at Ashland Christian Church. Visitation will be held one hour prior.

Mr. Christman was born Jan. 22, 1947, in Upland, Calif , the son of Lloyd and Ardis Geer Christman. He married Jill Christman in December of 1995 in Laguna Beach, Calif. He worked for the University of Missouri as manager of the data warehouse team. He was a member of Ashland Christian Church, Ashland Optimist Club and the Project Management Institute.

Survivors include his mother, Ardis Christman of Lake Forest, Calif.; his wife, Jill Christman and son Jay Christman of Ashland; one brother, Robert Lloyd Christman and wife Meredith; one nephew, Evan Lloyd Christman; a special friend, brother Richard Greek and his wife, Christine, and their son, Kristopher Lloyd.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Children's Miracle Network.

 

Christy, Eldon Christy

Watters Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 16, 2009

Eldon Christy, 72, of 34072 Hartshorn. Ridge Road, Graysville, Ohio died Friday, January 16, 2009 at the Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, West Virginia.

He was born near Graysville, Ohio on November 5, 1936 a son of the late Clarence and Edna Smith Christy.

He was a retired carbon setter at Ormet Corporation, Hannibal, Ohio; a member of the Church of Christ, a member of Stafford Lodge #300, Stafford, Ohio; Osiris Shrine, Wheeling, West Virginia; Loyal Order of Moose, Woodsfield, Ohio; Fraternal Order of Eagles, Woodsfield, Ohio; Monroe County Shrine Club; Monroe County Sportsman Association and the Tyler County Shrine Club.

Surviving are his wife, Betty J. Schmidt Christy whom he married on February 23, 1957; three daughters: Terry (Phil) Wells of Lewisville, Ohio, Lisa (Danny) Vesper of Ashland, Ohio and Tracy (Bob) Blackstone of Lewisville, Ohio; two sisters: Erma Dye of Akron, Ohio and Cynthia Reger of Lancaster, Ohio; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, James Christy and one sister, Dorothy Harmon.

Friends will be received at the Waiters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 3-9 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2009 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 am. Tuesday, January 20, 2009 with Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cincinnati Shriners Hospital for Children, Burn Center, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45229­3095.

Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

Christy, Scott A. Christy

Source: Waiters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated December 2009

Scott A. Christy, 42, of 6512 Highlands Court, Delaware, OH (formerly of Graysville, OH) died Dec. 19, 2009 at the James Cancer Center, Columbus, Ohio. He was born at Marietta, Ohio on March 8, 1967 a son of Frances Schmidt Christy Hixson and step-father Don Hixson who survive of Woodsfield, Ohio and the late James E. Christy.

Scott was a 1985 graduate of Skyvue High School near Graysville, Ohio and a graduate of the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio with a degree in civil engineering. He was a civil engineer employed by Continental Building Systems, Columbus, Ohio; a member of the Stafford Lodge #300 F.&A.M., Stafford, Ohio.

Surviving in addition to his mother and step-father are his wife Cathy Wilson Christy whom he married on October 9, 1999; two daughters: Michaela Christy and Faith Christy both of the home; one son: Morgan Christy of the home; two brothers: Greg (Carol) Christy of Lewisville, Ohio and Vaughn (Pam) Christy of Woodsfield, Ohio; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Richard and Eleanor Wilson of Jerusalem, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Mitchell Christy.

Friends will be received at the Waiters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-9 p.m. Monday, December 21, 2009 where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2009 with Rev. Richard Wilson and Gardner Curtis officiating. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio. Masonic services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Scott's memory may be sent to his children at, 6512 Highlands Court, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

 

Clegg, Ada Ruth Clegg nee Litman

Grisell Funeral Home, New Martinsville, West Virginia, dated, March 18, 2009

Clegg, Ada Ruth, age 83, of Russell Avenue, New Martinsville, WV, died Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville. She was born August 29, 1925 in Monroe County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Thomas Allen and Ethel Ester Webber Litman. She was a member of the Bridge Street Church of Christ in New Martinsville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John H. and Ronald Litman; three half brothers and two half sisters. Survivors include her husband, Earl F. Clegg; two brothers, Allen J. (Elda) Litman of New Martinsville and Kenneth Litman of New Matamoras,

Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Edra Litman of Canton, Ohio and Betty Litman of Hannibal, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and interment will be held on Friday at 11:00am at Northview Cemetery, 219 N. State Route 2, New Martinsville, with

Evangelist Donald Kline officiating.

 

Clemson, Shirley Ann Clemson, nee White

Source:  The Willoughby [Ohio] News-Herald; 17 Dec 2009

        Shirley Ann (White) Clemson, age 73, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, Dec. 8, 2009, at her residence in Jefferson.

        She was born Jan. 18, 1936, in Ashtabula, the daughter of Frederick O. and Esther J. (Lintela) White and had lived in this area much of her life.

        She was a 1954 graduate of Austinburg High School.

        Shirley was a stenographer with Edward P. McHugh & Associates, a worker's compensation service company in Cleveland. She returned to Eagleville in 1960, and was later employed as a secretary at the Ashtabula Plant of the former Diamond Alkali Corp. (Occidental Chemical Corp.). She held various clerical positions, retiring in 2001 as office administrator.

        Shirley attended Eagleville Bible Church and enjoyed painting, gardening, golfing, traveling and activities with her family and friends.

        She is survived by four children, Jeffrey (Denise) Clemson of Rock Creek, Timothy (Andrea) Clemson of Geneva, Jennifer (Stephen) Fularz of Painesville and Kelly (William) Brainard of Sedona, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Heather (Rich) Crum, Aimee (Jim) Rich, Joshua and Brandon Clemson, Tyler Fularz and Tessa and Trace Brainard; five great-grandchildren, Ethan and Graydon Crum, Kenny Vanyo, Caidem Rich and Cassidy Rich; mother-in-law, Georgia Clemson of Rock Creek; brother-in-law, Thomas Richcreek of Melbourne, Fla.; nephew, Christopher (Susan) Richcreek of Orlando, Fla.; and two great-nephews, William and Thomas J.

        She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Phyllis Richcreek; and nephew, Thomas Richcreek.

        Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Eagleville Bible Church, 1981 State Route 45, Rock Creek. Pastor Bill McMinn will be officiating. Burial will follow in Eagleville Cemetery.

        No calling hours will be observed.

        Memorial contributions may be directed to the church.

        The Jefferson Home of the Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, is handling arrangements.

          Guest register book and obituary online at fleming-billman.com.

 

Clevenger, Mary Rose Clevenger nee Koci

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, August 5, 2009

CLEVENGER, Mary Rose, 66, of Bethesda Ohio, died Monday, August 3, 2009, at her home.

She was born July 11, 1943, a daughter of the late Rudolph Koci and Rose Agnes Kubic Koci.

Mary Rose was a member of the Assumption Catholic Church of Barnesville, Ohio. She was retired from K-Mart.

Mary Rose never gave up her battle with cancer, and she loved her grandbabies and her special niece, Katie with all her heart; she was a selfless, compassionate and deeply faithful Catholic.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Clevenger.

Surviving are daughters, Kris (Jason) Suter of Barnesville and Theresa Clevenger of Jerusalem, Ohio; a son, Jay Clevenger of Bethesda; grandchildren Lacey, Leanna and Jacctlyne; sisters, Bernadine Ellis of Bridgeport, Ruth Murray of Weirton and Emilie Freeman of Blaine, Ohio. Friends will be received Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 322 North Main St., Bethesda. Mass of Christian burial Friday at 10 am. at Assumption Catholic Church with Monsignor Mark Froehlich officiating. Burial in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda.

 

Cline, Blanche I. Cline nee Weckhacher

Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 15, 2009

Blanche I. Cline, of Uniontown, Ohio passed away July 14, 2009, after a short illness.

She was born July 28, 1913 in Rinard Mills, Ohio to George and Victoria Weckbacher.

She lived most of her life in Low Gap, Ohio before moving to Akron in 1996. She was a member of the Low Gap Christian Union Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and cooking and making special treats for them.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by husband, Homer Paul Cline in 1993, to whom she was married for sixty-one years. Siblings: Freda Kendall, Opal Reel, Mary Mikes, and Paul Weckbacher. Nephew: Jimmy Kendall.

She is survived by daughter, Mrs. Barbara Flinn of Ravenswood, West Virginia, son and daughter-in-law Kenneth and Catherine Cline of Akron, Ohio. Brother, Carl Weckbacher of Beach City, Ohio, Sisters June (Chauncey) Mobberly of New Matamoras, Ohio and Wilma Smith of Marietta, Ohio. Grandchildren: Cheryl (John) Apazeller, David (Diane) Cline of Akron, Michael (Linda) Cline of Douglassville, Pennsylvania. Step-Grandchildren: Doug Flinn of Parkersburg, West Virginia and Debbie (Greg) Cooper of Ravenswood, West Virginia. Great-Grandchildren: Elizabeth and Sara Apazeller and Michael Cline, Jr. Step-great-grandchildren: Jeremy (Amber) Flinn, Heather and Cory Cooper. Nieces and

nephews: Sharon (Les) Paul, Sonja (Robert) Tallman, Norma Jean (Keith) Thomas, Nancy Tucker, Steve, Rick, Pam and Tammy Reel, and Edmond Kirkbride and a host of family and dear friends of the Low Gap community.

Friends received from 10 a.m.until time of Funeral Service at 12 noon Friday July 17, 2009 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio with Rev. George Hoskins officiating. Interment in the Low Gap Cemetery near Graysville, Ohio.

Memorial contributions can be made to Low Gap Cemetery Fund c/o Janet Graham, 36075 Harmon Ridge Road, Graysville, OH 45734 or VNS Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, OH 44333.

The family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers, cards, and support during this difficult time.

God Saw You Getting Tired

God saw you getting tired,

When a cure was not to be.

So He wrapped his arms around you,

and whispered "come to me."

 

Cline, Donald E. Cline

Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 1, 2009

Donald E. Cline, Sr., 68, of S.R. 78 Summerfield, Ohio died Saturday, January 31, 2009 at the Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell, Ohio. He was born at Marietta, Ohio on March 1, 1940 a son of the late Charles L. and Mary Smith Cline.

He was a retired machine operator at Mahle Corporation, Caldwell, Ohio and was a Protestant by faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Nalley Cline on February 20, 1990.

Surviving are two daughters: April Cline of Summerfield, Ohio and Mary (Clint) Barnett of Caldwell, Ohio; one son: Donald E. Cline, Jr. of the home; one step-son: Russell Nalley of Woodsfield, Ohio; one brother: Ray (Helen) Cline of Lewisville, Ohio; six sisters: Ruth (Larry) Kriemer of Cincinnati, Ohio, Frances (James) Felton of Pataskala, Ohio, Gladys (Dearrell) Benson of Woodsfield, Ohio, Dorothy (Paul) Quappe of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Alice (Wade) Ward of Groveport, Ohio and Judy (Bob) Love of Columbus, Ohio; eight grandchildren: Brandi, James, Mason, Hannah and Laken Mercer, Emilee and Kylee Barnett and Devin Cline.

Friends wilt be received at the Waiters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 3-9 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, 2009 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2009 with Rev. Gary Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will follow in the Moffatt Cemetery near Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Cline, Donald J. Cline

Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 1, 2009

Donald J. Cline, 73, of 41208 Pleasant Ridge Road, Graysville, Ohio died Thursday, January 1, 2009 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio. He was born near Rivard Mills, Ohio on February 1, 1935 a son of the late Earl and Pearl Holland Cline.

Donald was a former coal miner for the former Y&O Coal Company, Beallsville, Ohio and was also a welder. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Virginia Bums Cline whom he married on July 15, 1978; one daughter: Angela (Anthony) Bettinger of Caldwell, Ohio; two sons: James R. (Nancy) Cline of Ashland, Ohio and Donald J. Cline of Graysville, Ohio; eight brothers: Gene Cline of Graysville, Ohio, Dean Cline of Ashland, Ohio, Dick (Twila) Cline of Graysville, Ohio, Leon (Betty) Cline of Hayesville, Ohio, Larry Cline of Jeromesville, Ohio, Randy Cline of Cambridge, Ohio and Rodney (Pat) Cline of Dalton, Ohio; three sisters: Norma (John) Harmon of Graysville, Ohio, Darlene (Roger) Dye of Newoport, Ohio and Sue (Pete) English of Graysville, Ohio; eleven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Flora Ann Hilverding Cline; one daughter, Candice Lee Schwaben; two brothers, Lynn Cline and Edward Cline; two sisters-in-law, Eileen Cline and Donna Cline.

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, January 4, 2009 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 am. Monday, January 5, 2009 with Pastor Tom Blake officiating. Burial will follow in the Cline Family Cemetery, Graysville, Ohio.

 

Colburn, Wiley Colburn

Source: The Athens [Ohio] Messenger; September 2009

ALBANY — Wiley Colburn, 95, of Albany, passed away on Sept. 3, 2009, at Hickory Creek of Athens. His death was due to natural causes. He was born Feb, 27, 1914, in Athens County, the son of the late Clyde and Amanda Staneart Colburn. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was in Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941.

He was a member of the Alexander Presbyterian Church and Pearl Harbor Survivors Association and Masonic Temple.

Wiley is survived by sons Loyd (Jackie) Colburn of Celina, David (Cheryl) Colburn of Cicero, Ind., and a daughter, Karen (Rick) Gerver of Mishawaka, Ind.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brothers Wilbur and Carl of Lancaster.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Thomas Colburn, in March 1996 and sisters Lucille and Mabel.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Pollock officiating. Burial will be in Alexander Cemetery where military graveside services will be conducted by Albany VFW Post 9893, Athens VFW Post 3477 and KT Crossen Post 21 American Legion.

Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until time of the service at the funeral home. You may sign the register or leave a condolence at www.bigonyjordanfuneralhome.com.

 

Conaway, Jack F. Conway

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, May 14, 2009

Jack F. Conaway Sr. 80, of Bellaire, Ohio died Tuesday, May 12, 2009 in Community Hospital Bellaire, Ohio.

He was born April 18, 1929 in Morristown, Ohio a son of the late Mary Hall.

He was retired from Ormet Corporation, Hannibal Ohio, a member of the First Methodist Church, Bellaire, OH, American Legion Post #52 and VFW Post #626 both of Bellaire, OH.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his mother, were a brother Wayne Lipperman.

Surviving is his wife, Mary Ann Palkovich Conaway, his children, Jack F. Conaway Jr. of Bellaire, Randy Paul (Sandra) Conaway of Barton, OR, Gary Allen (Teri) Conaway of Bellaire, OH, Valerie Gleason of Gastonia, NC, Dennis Michael (Vicki) Conaway of Bellaire, OH, Sherri (Jeff) Schrum of Cherryville, NC and Wendy (Robert) Newhart of Shadyside, OH. a sister Carolyn (Bernard) Smith of Fairmont, WV, eleven grandchildren; Vicki (Mike) Gibbons, Amy (Clint) Schaefer, Jacqulyn Conaway, Nicole Gleason, Steven Conaway, Erin Conaway, Lori Mansfield, Bobby Mansfield, Brianna Newhart, Robert Newhart and Alyssa Newhart, six great granddaughters; Kayla, Amber, Jenna and Haley Gibbons, Caitlin Schaefer and Destiny Jeffries.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire Ohio, Thursday, May 14, 2009 from 6-8p.m. and on Friday, May 15, 2009 from 2-4p.m. & 6-8p.m. where funeral services will be held Saturday May 16, 2009 at Ila.m. with Rev. Richard Hendrix officiating. Interment in Holly Memorial Gardens Pleasant Grove, Ohio. Belmont County Council of the American Legion will conduct Military Honors at 10:45a.m. Saturday in the Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com.

 

Conley, Kenny D. Conley

Source:  The Springfield [Ohio]  News-Sun - Thursday, April 9, 2009

        CONLEY, Kenny D. 58, of Springfield lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, April 07, 2009 in his residence. He was born in Springfield, Ohio on August 17, 1950, the son of Winfield and Mildred (Perkins) Conley.

        Kenny had been a machinist with Carmichael Machine Corp. He loved riding his Harley Davidson, working on computers, building and enjoying his hot rod cars.

        Kenny was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, nephew Richard Conley, and cousins Tim & Raymond Cantrell. His survivors include his mother Mildred Conley of Springfield, daughter Denise (Jason) Reed of South Vienna, son Dustan (Becky) Conley, brother Monte (Mary) Conley both of Springfield, the mother of his children and lifelong friend Teiga Burden of South Vienna, grandchildren Kyle, Cody, Kayla, Cady, Dustan, Caleb, Cidney, Kayla, Austan, Haley, Deanna, Chase, and Michael, niece Christina Conley, nephew Jason Conley, many special aunts, uncles, cousins, and lifelong friends.

        Services will be Saturday at 1:00 pm in the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home with Rev. William Perkins officiating. Family and friends may call two hours prior to services. Burial to follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to be given to the family. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.richardsraffanddunbar.com

RICHARDS, RAFF, & DUNBAR CL FUNERAL HOME SPRINGFIELD OH 45505

 

Conner, Eleanor Conner nee Smith

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 2009

Eleaor Conner, age 93, of Lewisville, Ohio died Saturday October 24, 2009 at the st. Joseph Care Cener Louisville, Ohio. She was born in Monroe County, Ohio March 21, 1916 a daughter of the late A. Ross Smith and Katie Ann Oden Smith. She was an active member of the Woodsfield Church of the Nazarene and SOMA.

Preceded in death by her husband: Edward W. Conner — Dec. 1985, daughter Beverly Roberts — Aug 2009, 2 brothers: Ned and Herbert Smith, 4 sisters: Helen Marshall, Mabel Denbow, Marie Frank, and Carrie Newcomer.

She is survived by 1 son: Joe (Kathie) Conner— Mineral City, Ohio, 1 daughter: Patty King — North Canton, Ohio, 5 Grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

Friends received from (2-4) & (7-9) p.m. Tuesday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where Funeral Services will be held at 11 am. Wednesday October 28, 2009. Interment in the Friendship Cemetery Lewisville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Nazarene, 223 Maple Ave. Woodsfield, Ohio 43793

 

Copeland, Stephanie Renae Copeland

Source: The Billings [Montana] Gazette; 28 Jun 2009

Stephanie Renae Copeland, 20, of Billings, died June 23, 2009, at the Billings Clinic, of cystic fibrosis.

She was born in Havre, April 28, 1989. Stephanie was raised in Harlem and Havre; Mt. Vernon, Wash.; Shelby, Shepherd and Billings. She graduated from Shepherd High School in 2007.

She was preceded in death by grandfather Jack Richman, grandmother Delores Sohm, uncles Danny Joe Richman, Richard Richman, Jay Yarn and cousin Michael Richman. Stephanie is survived by her mother and father, Linda and Terry Haberman; brothers Allen and Zachary Haberman; special aunt Susan Richman, all of Billings; sisters Jennifer Haberman and Tera Ronish of Tacoma, Wash.; grandparents Beverly Richman of Harlem, Donna and Lee Haberman of Phoenix, and Margaret Yarn of Shelby. Stephanie is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins

Stephanie touched many lives, was greatly loved and will be forever missed.

Viewing will be Monday, June 29, 5 to 9 p.m., at Smith's Downtown Funeral Chapel, 925 S. 27th St., Billings. Funeral will be 11 am. Tuesday, June 30, at Faith Chapel, corner of Broadwater and Shiloh Road, Billings, followed by graveside service at Terrace Gardens, with reception following at Faith Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

 

Coss, James Lewis Coss

Source:  The Times Leader [Martins Ferry, Ohio]; 29 Dec 2009

        COSS, James Lewis, 78, of Jerusalem, died Sunday, December 27, 2009 in Barnesville Hospital.

        He was born July 4, 1931 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a son of the late Pete and Sara Coss.

        Jim was a retired owner operator truck driver.

        After retirement he enjoyed his farm and caring for his cattle.

        He was a member of the Grandview Christian Church of Powhatan Point, Ohio.

        In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Betty Coss; a son, James R. Coss; a stepson, Timothy Inherst and a granddaughter, Betty Robertson.

        Surviving are his wife, Carol Inherst Coss, daughters Ruth Ann (David) Rayner, Evelyn Palmer, Janet (Roger) Darrah, stepdaughter Cathy (David) Carter, several grandchildren and great grandchildren and his pet companions Billy and Bobby.

        Friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main St., Barnesville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with Rev. Charles Clark officiating.

        Burial follows in Powhatan Point Cemetery.

 

Coss, Mary Natalie Coss nee Jones

Grisell Funeral Home, New Martinsville, West Virginia, dated, August 17, 2009

Coss, Mary Natalie Jones, age 76, of Hannibal, Ohio, died Sunday, August 16, 2009 in the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV. She was born January 28, 1933 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, the daughter of the late David K. and Leola E. Newcomb Jones.

Mary retired from Omal Credit Union in July 1995 after 26 years of service with her last employment position as CEO. She was a member of the Ohio Valley Chorale for several years and traveled with them to Spain and the World's Fair in New Orleans. She was also a member of St. Ann's Episcopal Church, New Martinsville, where she was the organist for many years.

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

Survivors include her loving husband, John Coss; three daughters, Laura (Alex) Dezubay of Bethlehem, PA, Sylvia (Bruce) Brackbill of Cranberry Township, PA, and Natalie (Bryan) Fox of Mt. Clair, WVa.; a sister, Marcia Long of Pittsburgh, PA; six grandchildren, Heidi and Stephanie Brackbill, Lauretta and Kathleen Dezubay, and John and Megan Fox.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10am at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 453 Maple Avenue, New Martinsville with Rev. Richard Heller officiating.

Interment in Holly Memorial Gardens, Colerain, Oh. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 453 Maple Avenue, New Martinsville or Wetzel County Humane Society, PO Box 395 New Martinsville.

 

Coughenour, Robert V. Coughenour

Source: The Akron [Ohio] Beacon Journal - October 14, 2009

Robert V. Coughenour, 57, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 12, 2009.

He was born February 23, 1952 in Meadville, Pa., to Robert and Mary Coughenour. He had numerous businesses, but had recently worked for the Salvation Army.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of four years, Becky; and son, Kyle Dalton. Kyle, there was not a day that went by that he did not think about you. He loved you very much. Robert is also survived by his sister, Diane; mother-in-law, Grandma Farwell; and brother-in-law, Bob (Cheri) Farwell.

Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd., on Thursday, October 15 from 10 to 11 am., with services following at 11 am., Pastor David Robertson officiating. Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park. Funeral home map, directions, and the Coughenour Family condolence book are available at www.bacherfuneralhome.com. (Bacher, 330-644-0024)

 

Coughlan, Carole Lynn Coughlan

Source: The Intelligencer/Wheeling [West Virginia] News Register; 2 Jan 2009

COUGHLAN, Carole Lynn, 55, of Wheeling, W.Va., died on January 1, 2009, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling. She was the beloved daughter of Jean Clark Coughlan of Wheeling, and the late Harold A. Coughlan, who died in 2000.

Carole was a high school graduate of the former Triadelphia High School in 1971; a former assistant for 30 years at the Good Shepherd

Nursing Home; and a member of Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church, Wheeling.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Scott Coughlan, in May of 2005.

Surviving in addition to her mother is her sister, Nancy Chalak and her husband, John, of Wheeling.

Friends will be received on Friday, January 1, 2009, from 6-8 p.m., and on Saturday, January 2, 2009, from 9 am. until time of service at 10 a.m., at the Kepner Funeral Home, National Road at Bethany Pike, Wheeling, with the Reverend John Beckley officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling. Memorial contributions may be made to Easter Seals, 1305 National Rd., Wheeling, WV 26003. Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com.

 

Couture, Kathy A. Couture nee McClellan

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodesfield, Ohio dated October 2009

Kathy A. Couture, age 60, of Woodsfield, Ohio died Thursday October 1, 2009 at Barnesville Hospital. She was born in Zanesville, Ohio July 23, 1949 a daughter of the late William and June McClellan. Known to all as Katy, she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was also a very devoted and active member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church of Woodsfield.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years: Edmund Couture of Woodsfield, 3 children: Stephanie (Albert) Novena - Lancaster, Ohio, Steven (Anne) Kirkland - Cleveland, Ohio, Bryan (Suzy) Kirkland - Chicago, Illinois, 1 sister: Stephanie Fuller - Duncan Falls, Ohio, 4 grandchildren: Ethan & Haley Novena, Ellie & Lucy Kirkland, and a grandson on the way. Niece: Jessica Fuller and Nephew: Mitchell Fuller.

Friends received from (2-4) & (6-8) p.m. Sunday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday October 5, 2009 at St. Sylvester Catholic Church Woodsfield, Ohio with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik Officiating. Interment in the Church Cemetery. Vigil Services 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.

 

Covert, Paul Leeroy Covert

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodesfield, Ohio dated October 2009

Paul Leeroy Covert, age 77, of Woodsfield, Ohio formerly of Wooster and Apple Creek, died at his home October 31, 2009. He was born near Antioch, Ohio October 31, 1932 a son of he late Thomas Covert and Golia Thomas Covert. Paul retired from Ingersool Rand company of Orrville, Ohio was a member of the Plainview Church of Christ and a US Army Veteran.

Preceded in death by his wife: Thelma Cunningham Covert — 2003, 2 sisters; Evelyn and Vera.

He is survived by 1 son: Paul Michael Covert - Massillon, Ohio, I daughter: Linda Sims - Woodsfield, Ohio, 1 brother: Kenneth (Bud) Covert -Antioch, Ohio, 4 granchildren: Amy, Amber, and Matthew Lang, Sarah Covert. 9 great- grandchildren.

Friends received from (5-8) p.m. Tuesday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday November 4, 2009 with Minister Sam Bartrug officiating, Interment in the Plainview Cemetery near Woodsfield, Ohio. Military Service conducted by the Belmont Veterans Council. Memorial contributions may be made to Journey Hospice 314 S. Wells St., Sistersville, WV 26175, and or the American Cancer Society, 117 N. Main St., Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

Craig, Stephen B. Craig

Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, Ohio, dated, July 15, 2009

WOOSTER -- Stephen B. Craig, 72, of Wooster, passed away Tuesday (July 14, 2009) in Wooster Community Hospital.

He was born Feb, 3, 1937, in Woodsfield, son of Clark and Helen Truex Craig.

Mr. Craig retired from the Akron Brass Company in 1993 as an assembler. He was a member of the Wooster Moose Lodge for 35 years. He served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Rosemary Ickes.

Surviving are his wife, Marian L Brown Craig, whom he married Dec. 6, 1969; a daughter, Sharon (William) Smith of Wooster; and a son, Richard (Linda) Crosby of Marietta; grandchildren, Lisa (Christopher) Campbell of Waterford, Vicki (Rock) Frost of West Salem and Brian (Lori) Gray of West Salem; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild; his siblings, Ruth Pfalzgraf of Clarington, Linda (Dave) Wood of Moundville, W.Va., Mary (Robert) Krownapple of Creston, Elsie McMorrow of Wooster, Dean (Nellie) Craig and David Craig, both of Woodsfield.

Calling hours were held Thursday at the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill Si, Wooster, where services will be 1 p.m. today (Friday). Interment will be in the Reedsburg Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Hospice and Palliative Care of GreaterWayne County Inc., 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster, OH 44691.

 

Cunard, Nancy K. Cunard nee Adkins

CampbellPlumlyMilburn Funeral Home, Barnesville, Ohio, dated, April 10, 2009

Nancy K. Cunard, 62, Barnesville, OH died at the home of her daughter in Follansbee, WV. She was born July 7, 1946 in Barnesville to Harold "Doc" and Mary (Hughes) Adkins.

She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church.

Surviving are her husband - Lee; son - Jim Cunard of Barnesville; daughter - Barbara (Joe) Polgar of Follansbee, WV; brothers - Fred (Mary) Adkins of Barnesville, Dallas (Gloria) Adkins of Barnesville and Ralph (Phyllis) Adkins of Woodsfield; sisters - Virginia (John) Loos of Cambridge, Mary Lou (Donald) Pandzik of Powhatan Point, and Barbara (Russell) Lackie of Barnesville; mother-in-law - Auddie (Roy) Price of Barnesville; brother-in-law - Artie (Nancy) Cunard of Bethesda; and 2 grandchildren - Jason and Ryan Polgar.

Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 Monday at Campbell-Plurnly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St, Barnesville, OH. Mass 10 AM Tuesday at Assumption Catholic Church, Barnesville with Msgr. Mark Froehlich. Burial follows in Assumption Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on behalf of her grandson Ryan to: TACA Now (Talk About Curing Autism Now), www.campbellplumlymilburnfimeralhome.com. [Submitter's note—Nancy Cunard died April 9, 2009]

 

Curry, Gerald R. Curry

Source:  The Times-Mail (Bedford, Indiana) - Monday, June 8, 2009

Dec. 14, 1931 — June 4, 2009

        BEDFORD — Gerald R. Curry, 77, 206 Shawnee Lane, Bedford, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at White River Lodge in Bedford.

        He was born Dec. 14, 1931, in Danville, Ill., the son of Ivan & Thelma (Cronkhite) Curry. He married Judi Piper on July 21, 1973, in Avoca, and she survives.

        He was a maintenance supervisor over large apartment complexes in Indianapolis, South Carolina and North Carolina.

        He was of the United Methodist faith, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was an avid fisherman, he also loved to help neighbors with any maintenence [sic–maintenance] problems. He loved playing bridge and Euchre. Mr. Curry's pleasant personality endeared him to everyone he met.

        Surviving are his wife, Judi (Piper) Curry of Bedford; two daughters, Sally Woody of North Ogden, Utah, and Michelle Clair of Indianapolis; one son, Scott Thurley of Bloomington; one sister, Jean Shelby of Port Charlotte, Fla.; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

        He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Bill and Jim Curry.

        Cremation was chosen. Burial at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

          A celebration of life is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the residence, 206 Shawnee Lane, Bedford.

 

Dailey, Lloyd C. "Foxy" Dailey

Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 20, 2009

Lloyd C. "Foxy" Dailey, 87, of Woodsfield, Ohio died Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, Ohio. He was born at Woodsfield, Ohio on May 8, 1922 a son of the late John and Bertha Elizabeth Bonham Dailey.

Foxy was a retired assistant manager of the former State Liquor Store, Woodsfield, Ohio; a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ, Woodsfield, Ohio and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Yellowstone National Park.

He was an avid fisherman, hunter, outdoorsman and also enjoyed pitching horseshoes in his spare time.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Luther, Lester and George Dailey; three sisters, Lavada Hooper, Bessie Parker and Nellie Galliher.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Willison Dailey whom he married on July 21, 1945; two daughters: Sue (James) Hooper of Woodsfield, Ohio and Bonnie (John) Giesy of Loudonville, Ohio; one son: Jerry (Wanda) Dailey of Pickerington, Ohio; four grandchildren: Kurt and Todd Hooper, Beth Evans and Kimberly Dailey; seven great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 S.R. 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, August 21, 2009 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 am. Saturday, August 22, 2009 with Sam Bartrug officiating. Burial will follow in the Antioch Cemetery, Antioch, Ohio.

 

Dailey, Stephen D. "Steve" Dailey

Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 3, 2009

Stephen D. "Steve" Dailey, 51, of 44364 S.R. 145, Lewisville, Ohio (formerly of Summerfteld, Ohio) died Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at his home. He was born at Cambridge, Ohio on May 6, 1958, a son of Myra J. Coultas Dailey who survives of Summerfield, Ohio and the late John William Dailey.

Steve was a 1976 graduate of Shenandoah High School, Sarahsville, Ohio; a former body shop worker and a member of the Summerfield Church of Christ, Summerfield, Ohio.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by three sons: John Charles Dailey, Scott Michael Dailey and Joseph Allen Dailey all of Newark, Ohio; two sisters: Renea (Mike) Campbell of Summerfield, Ohio and Lisa Lynn of Summerfield, Ohio; one brother: James Allen (Tina) Dailey of Summerfield, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 8, 2009 at the Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield, Ohio with Frank Love officiating. Arrangements by Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, 202 Main Street, Summerfield, Ohio.

 

Darnald, Mark Darnald

Grisell Obituaries, Sardis, Ohio, dated, January 7, 2009

Darnold, Mark Raymond, age 56 of Union St., Hannibal, OH died Tuesday, January 6, 2009 in Wheeling Hospital Medical Park, Wheeling, WV. He was born July 28, 1952 in Morgantown, WV the son of the late, Earl R. and Claire Middleton Darnold.

He was a 1971 graduate of Paden City High School; a retired employee from Ormet Aluminum; a member of Hannibal United Methodist Church; and Car Cruisers Unlimited Club.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Darnold; a son, John Darnold at home; two sisters, Barbara (John) Miller of New Martinsville, and Joanne (Fred) Webb of Slippery Rock, PA; his in-laws; Samuel and Joan Bungard of Paden City, WV; brother-in-law, Samuel (Patricia) Bungard of Marietta, OH; sisters-in-law, Sandra (Samuel) Mason of Crewe, VA, and Wilma (Richard) Beaver of Wheeling; nieces and nephews, Andrew (Mindy) Lewis, Monica Lewis, Gregory Miller, Jacqueline Miller, Angela Miller (Michael) Dixon, Scott Bungard, Kathy Mason, Amanda Mason, Jacob Mason, Joel Beaver, and Zachary Beaver; and great nieces and great nephews, Samuel Lewis, Maxwell Lewis, Mary Lauren Lewis, and Abigail Lewis.

During his illness, the cards, phone calls, gifts, help, visits and prayers were truly appreciated by Mark.

There will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday at 1pm at Hannibal United Methodist Church, 52732 St. Rt. #536, Hannibal with Pastor Nathan Nordine and Pastor Samuel Bungard officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hannibal United Methodist Church, PO Box 187, Hannibal, OH 43931. Arrangements by Grisell Funeral Home, Sardis, OH.

 

Darrah, Eula M. Darrah nee Isaly

Grisell Funeral Home, Clarington, Ohio, dated, February 10, 2009

Darrah, Eula M., 85, of Boltz Ridge, Clarington, Ohio, died Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at Belmont Community Hospital, Bellaire, Ohio. She was born February 1, 1924 in Clarington, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Florence Bigler Isaly.

She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Powhatan Point, Ohio and the St. John's church choir. She and her husband Lenzy were Sunday school teachers at St. John's. Eula was a member of the Women's Guild and enjoyed gardening, tending to her flowers, and feeding the birds.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lenzy R. Darrah, Jr., whom she married June 2, 1945; a daughter, Diane Darrah; and a brother, Harold Isaly.

Survivors include two sons, Roger (Susan) Darrah of Van Wert, Ohio, and Glenn (Kathie) Darrah of Woodsfield, Ohio; a sister, Mary Lou Smith of Hudsonville, Ml; four brothers, Harry (Carole) Isaly of Beallsville, Ohio, Earl (Betty) Isaly of Bloomingdale, Ohio, Charles (Judy) Isaly of Sardis, Ohio, and Ronnie (Maxine) Isaly of Clarington; two sisters-in-law, Janet Isaly of Sardis and Ila Darrah of Powhatan Point; two grandchildren, Ryan (Rebecca) Darrah of Noblesville, IN and Teresa (Tom) Crane of Annapolis, MD; an aunt, Hazel (Bigler) Ziegler of Bucyrus, Ohio; several cousins, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.

Family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Drive, Clarington, and on Friday from noon until time of funeral service at 1:00pm at St. John's United Church of Christ, 51736 German Ridge Road, Powhatan Point, with Pastor Carla Wobschall officiating. Interment in St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, 51736 German Ridge Road, Powhatan Point, OH 43947.

 

Daugherty, Roberta P. Daugherty nee Finley "Bertie

Source: Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 2009

Roberta P. "Bettie" Daugherty,75, of 42546 Sandbar Road, Lewisville, Ohio died Saturday, July 18, 2009 at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio. She was born in West Virginia on March 19, 1934 a daughter of the late Henry and Alta Williamson Finley.

She was a homemaker; a Protestant by faith; enjoyed gardening and her flowers and plants.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Daugherty on November 6, 2007; one daughter, Sheila Smith; two great grandchildren, Cody Stone and Chloe Daugherty; a daughter-in-law, Gail Daugherty; two sisters, Blanche Stevens and Drusiey Buck.

Surviving are three sons: Danny Joe (Louann) Daugherty of Lewisville, Ohio, James L. Daugherty and friend Ronda Milks of Elyria, Ohio, Bruce (Rose) Daugherty of Stafford, Ohio; one sister: Dolly Maynard of Libby, Montana; four brothers: Lindsey Finley of Prichard, West Virginia, Gaylord Finley of Campton, Kentucky, Glen Finley of Michigan and Don Finley of West Virginia; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; three special friends: Wendall and Betty Wallace and Ruby Hicks.

Friends will be received at the Waiters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2009 where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2009 with Rev. Gary Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will follow in the Stafford Cemetery, Stafford, Ohio.

 

Davisson, Richard W. "PG" Davisson

Grisell Funeral Home, New Martinsville, West Virginia, dated, July 3, 2009

Davisson, Richard W. "PG", age 67 of Moundsville, WV, died Friday, July 3, 2009 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. He was born February 18, 1942 in Sardis, WV the son of the late Dorman and Felicia Gains Davisson.

He was a talented musician, songwriter, and singer; loved to race.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Dawn Rose Davisson; two brothers Lewis and Dorsey Davisson.

Survivors include a sister Marion Janet Butler Davisson of New Martinsville; two sons Clinton (Becky) Davisson of SC, Dorman (Lorri) Davisson of Kent, two daughters Natalie Sease of Florida, Sirena Starkey of New Martinsville; his loved friend and companion Zina -Babe" Woods of Moundsville; his wife for 41 years Frankie McGahee Davisson of New Martinsville; 17 grandchildren Lisa Smith; Clinton and Krystle Davisson; Roy, Matt, Bryan and Caitlyn Sease; Brandy Lewis; Darla and Scott Brown; Randy and Cara Davisson; Dustin and Isaac Davisson; Jaclyn, Richard "Troy" and Kara Starkey; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Monday 2-4 & 7-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 751 Third St., New Martinsville, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 1:00pm with Don Kline officiating and military services being conducted. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grisell Funeral Home for Richard Davisson.

 

Day, E. Mildred Day nee Gregg

Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 7, 2009

E. Mildred Day, 96, of 1254 East Main Street, Barnesville, Ohio (formerly of Quaker City, Ohio) died Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Cambridge, Ohio.

She was born near Batesville, Ohio on December 20, 1912 a daughter of the late Aaron Melvin and Amanda M. Bates Gregg.

Mildred was a homemaker; member of the Kennonsburg United Methodist Church, Kennonsburg, Ohio; member of the former Order of Eastern Star Lodge, Summerfield, Ohio where she held many offices including that of Deputy Grand Matron and later transferring her membership to the Order of Eastern Star #206, Barnesville, Ohio; member of the Kennonsburg Grange; member of the Beaver Hills Garden Club; member of the Good Cheer Circle and was a volunteer at the Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Blaine Day on November 5, 1990; two brothers, Frank and William Gregg; two sisters, Nellie Ahrendt and Mary E. Somers.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews including, Evan (Nancy) Brill of Columbus, Ohio and Frank M. (Peggy) Gregg, Jr. of Lafayette, Colorado both of whom were raised in the Day home.

Friends will be received at the Thorn-Black Funeral Home, 291 Pike Street, Quaker City, Ohio from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, 2009 where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 12, 2009 with Rev. Mark Slay officiating. Burial will follow in the Friends Cemetery, Quaker City, Ohio. Eastern Star services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, 202 Main Street, Summerfield, Ohio.

 

Decker, Dorothy G. Decker nee Winland

Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 30, 2009

Dorothy G. Decker, 96, of Salem, West Virginia (formerly of Parkersburg, West Virginia and Monroe County, Ohio) died Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at the Salem Care and Rehabilitation Center, Salem, West Virginia.

She was born in Graysville, Ohio on June 2, 1913 a daughter of the late William and Lillie Blanche Cree Winland.

Dorothy retired as a sales clerk in the jewelry department with Stone & Thomas Department Store in Parkersburg, West Virginia after 23 years of service and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Parkersburg, West Virginia.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Clarence Winland, Vernon Winland, Clesson Winland and Cecil Winland; three sisters, Myrtle Williams, Doris Wittenbrook and Grethel DeVore.

Surviving are one son: George G. (Eleanor) Decker of Marietta, Ohio; one sister: Juanita Clift of Sycamore Valley, Ohio; 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. Thursday, July 2, 2009 where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2009 with Rev. Richard Wilson officiating.

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

 

DeLong, Donna S. DeLong nee Bleakley

Waiters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 15, 2009

Donna S. DeLong, 74, of 137 Andover Road, Woodsfield, Ohio died Friday, May 15, 2009 at the Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, West Virginia. She was born in Newport, Ohio on March 1, 1935 a daughter of the late John Clarence and Elizabeth Bogard Bleakley.

Donna was a homemaker and retired school bus driver with the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District and a member of the First Baptist Church, Woodsfield, Ohio. She was a devout Pittsburgh Steelers Fan, enjoyed crocheting, camping and volunteering at the Wolf Run State Park.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Sue DeLong; three brothers, Gerald, John Jr. and Harvey Bleakley; three sisters, Mary Elizabeth Berga, Anna Berga and Joan Miller.

Surviving are her husband, James G. DeLong whom she married September 22, 1951; five daughters: Rebecca (Dean) Westfall of Beallsville, Ohio, Darlene (Gene) Rothenbuhler of Cameron, Ohio, Vicki (Chuck) Roberts of Woodsfield, Ohio, Elizabeth Ann "Beth" (Donald) Hayes of Barnesville, Ohio and Shelly M. (Bryan) Jones of Barnesville, Ohio; one son: Clifford (Anita) DeLong of Stafford, Ohio; two brothers: James "Tom" (Doris) Bleakley of Newport, Ohio and Patrick "Pat" (Sandy) Bleakley of New Matamoras, Ohio; two sisters: Lucille Hearn of Indianapolis, Indiana and Sandra Herlan of Newport, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 2 step granddaughters; 3 step great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2009 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2009 with Keith Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Delong, Shirley E. Delong nee Hayes

Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, Ohio, dated, April 8, 2009

Shirley E. Delong, 92, of 32262 Harper Ridge Road, Woodsfield, Ohio (Calais Community) died Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at the Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell, Ohio.

She was born at Calais, Ohio on December 2, 1916 a daughter of the late Abel and Emma Dailey Hayes.

Shirley was a homemaker, farmer and member of the Calais Church, Calais, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Delong; one son, Lonnie Delong; two sisters, Olive Pierce and Pearl Hannah; three brothers, Oather, Owen and James Hayes; an infant sister and one great grandson.

Surviving are three daughters: Mary Ann Delong of Enon, Ohio, Darlene (Louis) Starr of Temperanceville, Ohio and Josie (Wayne) Back of Temperanceville, Ohio; two sons: Joseph Delong of Caldwell, Ohio and Charles (Kris) Delong of Lewisville, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, 202 Main Street, Summerfteld, Ohio from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2009, Friends then received at the Calais Church, Calais, Ohio from noon until time of services at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2009 with Pastor Mark Hill officiating. Burial will follow in the Calais Cemetery, Calais, Ohio.

 

Dennis, Orlin Sherman Dennis

Source:  The Enid [Oklahoma] News and Eagle - Wednesday, February 25, 2009

        The graveside service for Orlin Sherman Dennis, 87, of Watonga, will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Watonga. The Rev. David Johnson will officiate. Arrangements are by Wilkinson Mortuary, Watonga.

        He was born April 5, 1921, in Birdstown,* Tenn., to Thomas Millard Dennis and Ada Ethel Garrett and died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at Watonga Municipal Hospital.

        He married Ruby L. Meade Oct. 1, 1940, in Watonga. He lived most of his life in Watonga, and worked as a mechanic and in farming and ranching.

        Surviving are his wife, Ruby; three daughters, Athena Price of Tulsa, and Loretta Young and Francis Lamothe, both of Watonga; two sisters, Wanda Norris of Marlow and Imogene Batten of LaConner, Wash.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

        He was preceded in death by one son, three brothers and five sisters.

*Submitter's Note:  When I googled "Birdstown" to try to find the county, none with that spelling came up.  It did show  "Byrdstown is a town in Pickett County, Tennessee."

 

DeVault, Barbara A. DeVault, nee Dupler

Source: www.tolandherzig.com funeral home; Oct 2009 [online]

Barbara A. DeVault, 79, of Dover, went home to be with the lord peacefully with her loving daughters by her side, on October 19, 2009 at Schoenbrunn Healthcare in New Philadelphia. Born on June 30, 1930, in New Philadelphia, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Douglas and Florence Harper Dupler. She married, William DeVault, on October 11, 1969. William preceded her in death on July 20, 1998. She is also preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Jerry Dupler; her sister, Dolores Fragasse; two grandsons, Michael and Kevin Proper; and her daughter in-law, Suzanne Proper.

Barbara enjoyed working as a press operator for Dover Molded Products. She retired after 23 years of service. She traveled all over the United States and always looked forward to a road trip. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting. Above all, she loved spending time with her family. Barbara was a very generous and loving mother, grandmother and friend. Her family was very important to her. She was a member of New Life Church of God and the Tops Club (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) #1504 which are both in Dover.

She will be sadly missed by her five sons; Daniel (Louann) Proper, Paul Proper, and Thomas Proper, all of Florida, Douglas Proper of North Canton, and Dennis Proper of Parral; three daughters, Rebecca Dye of New Philadelphia, Barbara (Daniel) Saunders and Sue (Timothy) Beachy both of Brightwood; her sister, Juanita (Bill) Page of Dover; her brother in-law, Henry Fragasse of Dover; her two sisters-in law, Emma Jane Dupler of Dover and Betty Dupler of Greenville, SC, her step-son, Jeff De Vault; as well as many grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind, Marjorie Croft of Barberton, who was one of her closest friends for 70 years.

A celebration of Barbara's life will take place at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory in Dover on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 12:00 pm with Pastor Brian Flood officiating. Burial will follow at Ridgecrest Memory Gardens in Dover. Following the service of committal, a meal will take place at the Toland-Herzig Monarch Center in Dover.

Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00 to 12:00 pm. Those wishing to express their fondest memories of
Barbara may do so by visiting the on line obituaries link on the funeral homes website. Toland-Herzig Dover 330-343-6132 www.tolandherzig.com

 

Dierkes, Thomas W. Dierkes

Walters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 30, 2009

Thomas W. Dierkes, 48, of 43444 Mt. Carrick Road, Woodsfield, Ohio died Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at his home following an extended illness of brain cancer.

He was born at Martins Ferry, Ohio on January 4, 1961 a son of Glenn Sr. and Dorothy Stugis Dierkes who survive of Woodsfield, Ohio.

He was a former supervisor for the former Dierkes Landscaping, Woodsfield, Ohio. He was a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, Ohio; enjoyed farming, being outdoors and taking his kids fishing.

He was preceded in death by one brother, John Daniel Dierkes on February 8, 1993.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Missy Betts Dierkes whom he married on December 2, 1995; one son: Colby Thomas Dierkes of the home; one daughter: Callie Rachelle Dierkes of the home, three sisters: Cindy (Gary) Earley of Hillsboro, North Carolina, Patricia (Chris) Winters of Altoona, Pennsylvania and Marianne (Thomas) Knight of Bridgeport, Ohio; three brothers: Glenn Jr. (Jeannine) Dierkes of Wheeling, West Virginia, Timothy (Lori) Dierkes of Woodsfield, Ohio and Fred (Sonya) Dierkes of Meeker, Ohio; his mother and father-in-law: Delmas and Lucy Betts of Lewisville, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Walters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2009. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2009 at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, Ohio with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Sylvester Catholic Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio. Vigil services will be held at 8:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made for his children at the Ohio Valley Community Credit Union.

 

Dietch, Donald L. Deitch

Grisell Funeral Home, New Martinsville, West Virginia, dated, October 8, 2009

Deitch, Donald L., 82, of South 3rd Street, Paden City, WV, died Thursday, October 8, 2009 at his son's and daughter-in-law's residence in Paden City.

He was born October 9, 1926 in New Martinsville, WV, a son of the late Melvin and Blanche Dietrich Deitch.

He was a retired auto mechanic at Ormet Corporation in Hannibal, Ohio; a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 28 in New Martinsville; and a U.S. Army veteran of WWII having served with the 11th Airborne division.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Doris Johnston Deitch, on October 27, 2002; a son, Rodney Deitch; and a brother, Ralph Deitch.

Survivors include a son, David (Tammy) Deitch of Paden City; three brothers, Gene Deitch and Robert Deitch, both of Akron, Ohio, and Duane Deitch of Clarington, Ohio; two sisters, Gaynell Auten and Mary Eddy, both of Woodsfield, Ohio; three grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 lam until time of funeral service at 1:00pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville, with Jim Bickerton officiating. Interment in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville.

As a special thank you for their kindness, memorial contributions may be made to Journey Hospice, 314 S. Wells Street, Sistersville, WV 26175.

 

Dietrich, Elva Dietrich nee Dotta

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 8. 2009

Elva "Jo" Dietrich, 91, formerly of Orcard Lake, Michigan, died Jan. 1, 2009, at Woodland Terrace in Bridgeman. She was born Aug. 2, 1917 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Carl and Ada Walters Dotta.

She was a graduate of Salem High School and worked for many years as a secretary in the accounting profession. She enjoyed gardening, bridge, crossword pu771es, was an outstanding homemaker and loving grandmother. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in St. Joseph.

Surviving are a daughter, Susan (Steven) Dietrich-Reed of St. Joseph; and two grandsons, Jonathan and Alexander, both of St. Joseph.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul William Dietrich, in 1989, whom she married May 10, 1941 in Woodsfield; a son, John in 1979; a sister, Ruth Trembly; and two brothers, Charles Dotta and Ray Dotta.

A Celebration of Life service was held Jan. 5, at the First Congregational Church, St. Joseph, officiated by Rev. Dr. Robert Bramen. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Home, Citadel Dance and Music Center or charity of your choice. Condolences may be expressed at www. starks-mechingen corn.

 

Dougherty, Roberta P. Daugherty net Finley Bertie"

Source: Waiters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated July 2009

Roberta P. "Bertie" Daugherty, 75, of 42546 Sandbar Road, Lewisville, Ohio died Saturday, July 18, 2009 at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, arietta, Ohio. She was bgorn in West Virginia on March 19, 1934 a daughter of the late henry and Alta Williamson Finley.

She was a homemaker; a Protestant by faith; enjoyed gardening and her flowers and plants.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Daugherty on November 6, 2007; one daughter, Sheila Smith; two great grandchildren, Cody Stone and Chloe Daugherty; a daughter-in-law, Gail Daugherty; two sisters, Blanche Stevens and Drusiey Buck. Surviving are three sons: Danny Joe (Louann) Daugherty of Lewisville, Ohio, James L. Daugherty and friend Ronda Milks of Elyria, Ohio, Bruce (Rose) Daugherty of Stafford, Ohio; one sister: Dolly Maynard of Libby, Montana; four brothers: Lindsey Finley of Prichard, West Virginia, Gaylord Finley of Campton, Kentucky, Glen Finley of Michigan and Don Finley of West Virginia; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; three special friends: Wendall and Betty Wallace and Ruby Hicks.

Friends will be received at the Wafters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2009 where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2009 with Rev. Gary Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will follow in the Stafford Cemetery, Stafford, Ohio.

 

Drake, Elsie V. Drake nee Gunn

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, October 10, 2009

Elsie V.Drake, 87, of Bethesda, Ohio, died Friday, October 9 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W.Va.

She was born February 16, 1922 in Glen Easton, W.Va., a daughter of the late Homer Gunn and Gazella Evans Gunn.

Elsie was a homemaker, a Latter Day Saint, and a member of the Bitterest Bible Church of Belmont, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William G. Drake; and a brother, Joseph Gunn.

Surviving are children Mary (Frank) Saunders, Sharon (Marvin) Burghy, both of Bethesda, Nancy (Jim) Miser of Fresno, Calif, Connie (Jim) Campbell of Barnesville, Lloyd (Sonny) (Sue) Drake of Grove City, Ohio, William (Billy) (Esther) Drake of Smithfield, N.C., Joe (Joyce) Drake of St. Clairsville, Ohio, and Donald Drake of Bethesda; 26 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Lou Garrison of Canton, Ohio; a brother, Homer Gunn of Delton, Mich.

Friends will be received Sunday, 5-7 p.m., at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 322 North Main St., Bethesda, where services will be held Monday at 11 am. with Minister Jack Palmer officiating. Burial in Union Cemetery, Morristown, Ohio.

 

DuBois, Karen P. DuBois

Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 18, 2009

Karen P. DuBois, 53, of 46 West Beechwold Blvd., Columbus, Ohio (formerly of Woodsfield, Ohio) died Friday, April 17, 2009 at the Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

She was born at Detroit, Michigan on February 17, 1956 a daughter of Laurence and Irene DuBois who survive of Woodsfield, Ohio.

Karen was a 1974 graduate of Woodsfield High School, Woodsfield, Ohio; a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor's Degree and graduated from the Ohio State University where she received her Masters Degree. She was currently a Senior Manager for Ernst & Young Mergers and Acquisitions Group and was formerly employed by Price Waterhouse and Company. She was a member of the St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by one sister: Linda (Dr. Rick) Moulton of Johnson City, Tennessee; two brothers: Greg (Julie) DuBois of Worthington, Ohio and Brian (Jaymie) DuBois of Redwood City, California; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 5-8 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2009.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am. Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, Ohio with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik as the celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Sylvester Catholic Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio. Vigil services will be held at 7:45 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Central Region Office, 870 Michigan Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

 

Dye, Erma Jean Dye nee Christy

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, March 6, 2009

DYE, Erma Jean 78, passed away March 2, 2009. Born in Graysville, Erma was formerly from Shadyside, Ohio, had resided in the Akron area for the past 14 years.

She was a Girl Scout leader, a Red Cross Instructor, and assistant swim coach in Shadyside, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her son, David Lee Dye; grandson, Robert William Reid; great great granddaughter, Alexis Hefner; parents, Clarence and Edna Christy; sister, Dorothy Harmon; and brothers, Eldon and James Christy.

She is survived by her daughters, Vickie (Roger) Brown of Shadyside, Cathie Johnson of Rock Hill, SC., Leslie (John) Wilhelm of Springdale, PA.; and Arnie (James) Hall of Canton; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grand children; and sister, Cynthia (Fred) Reger of Lancaster, Ohio.

Funeral service will be noon Monday, March 9, 2009 at the DONOVAN FUNERAL HOME, 17 Southwest Ave. (On the Historic Tallmadge Circle) with Rev. Dr. Barry French officiating. Interment will be at Hartshorn Ridge Church of Christ Cemetery in Graysville, Ohio at 3:30 p.m. Visitation

will be 10 a.m. until noon on Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of other remembrance, memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, Barth Syndrome Foundation, or your favorite medical charity.

 

Dye, Ervin J. Dye

Dye, J. Ervin, age 78 of Canal Fulton died Saturday, July 11, 2009 at GasLite Villa. Ervin was born in North Lawrence and had been a life resident of the area. He retired from Irwin St.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Blanche Dye; sister, Mary Ellen Steiner; and is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marilyn (Rohr) Dye; children, Karen (Wally) Money, Pam (Randy) Lanier, Tina (Glenn) Haldeman, Mike (LuAnn) Dye and John (Chris) Dye; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mildred (Rex) Harris, Doris Rohr, Nancy (James) Schott and Pauline (Douglas) Huffstutler; brother, Richard (Beverly) Dye; numerous nieces, nephews and family

The family would like to thank the staffs of GasLite Villa and Asera Care Hospice for their kind and loving care.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with no public calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Asera Care Hospice, 2820 W. Market, Suite 100, Akron, OH 44333. [Swigart-Easterling, 330-854-2356]

 

Dyer, Betty Dyer nee Taylor

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, July 23, 2009

DYER, Betty, 76, of Bellaire, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at her home.

Betty was born March 13, 1933, in Clarington, Ohio, a daughter of the late John and Rosella Connors Taylor.

She was a Red Cross volunteer and a Presbyterian by faith.

Preceding her in death were two brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are her companion, Richard John Sharpe; three sons, Richard (Erlinda) Dyer of Santa Ana, Calif., Dan Robert Dyer, of Bellaire, and John (Melanie) Dyer of Bellaire; a daughter, Diana Ikey of Shadyside, Ohio; a brother, Robert (Tammy) Taylor of Lewisville, Ohio, and five grandchildren.

Family will receive friends at the Bauknecht- Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, OH., on Thursday July 23, 2009, from 2 p.m. until time of Funeral Service at 7 p.m. with Monsignor Gene Mullett officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

 

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