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Monroe County Obituaries

2011 A-D

 

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Abel, Fred O. Abel

Source: Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, May 12, 2011

Abel, Fred O., 93, of Beallsville, Ohio, died Sunday, May 8, 2011 in the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 10, 1917 near Pennsville, Ohio, a son of the late Orin W. and Rosa Price Abel. Fred was a retired educator in the Switzerland of Ohio School District where he served as teacher, principal, and superintendent. Surviving are his wife of nearly 70 years, Kathryn Miller Abel, a son, Robert K. Abel of Linthicum Heights, Md. and three generations of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin brother, Floyd Irvin Abel and a sister, Olive Abel Diehl. Fred was a US Army veteran of WWII, a member of the Beallsville United Methodist Church, a 70 year member of Sunsbury Lodge 362, also Scottish Rite Valley of Cambridge, OES 24, a member of the Monroe County Retired Teachers Association, American Legion Post 768, and Rolling Hills Ruritan.

Visitation will be held Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville.

 

Abel, Kathryn M. Abel nee Miller

Source: Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, Ohio, July 16, 2011

Kathryn M. “Kay” Abel, 90, of Beallsville, died Friday July 15, 2011 in the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born September 6, 1920 near Clarington, Ohio, a daughter of the late Roy D. and Laura E. Bey Miller, Sr.K           Kathryn was a graduate of Wheeling Beauty School and worked as a beautician at Juanita’s Beauty Shop in Woodsfield in the early 1940’s. 

For decades, she had been a loving wife, mother sister, aunt, and friend to many.  

 She is survived by her son, Robert K. Abel of Linthicum Heights, Maryland, a brother, Richard (Gloria) Miller of Beallsville and three generations of nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, Kathryn was preceded in death by her beloved husband of nearly 70 years, Fred, only 68 days earlier on May 8, 2011; also by a brother Roy Miller, Jr.

Kathryn had many interests and hobbies including flower gardening, bird watching, traveling, cooking, arts and crafts--especially her prized and coveted Brazilian-embroidered ornaments. 

 She was an active member of her church family at Beallsville United Methodist Church where she faithfully taught Sunday school for forty years, participated in community outreach ministries with the United Methodist Women and volunteered in other church roles. 

On May 6, 2011, Kathryn was honored as a 65 year dedicated member of the Beallsville Chapter # 24 Order of Eastern Star. She was also a member of the Rolling Hills Ruritan Club and the Philodendron Twig in their mission to support the healing services provided by Barnesville Hospital.

Visitation will be held Monday from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 AM with her beloved former pastor, Tina Gallaher officiating. 

Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery.  Eastern Star services will be conducted Monday evening at 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Because The Fuller Center for Housing (a Christian housing ministry making simple decent housing possible, where her son serves on the International Board of Directors), and her church were important to her, contributions may be sent in Kathryn’s memory to The Fuller Center for Housing at P.O. Box 523 Americus, GA 31709 (or online at www.fullercenter.org) or to the Beallsville United Methodist Church, PO Box 61, Beallsville, Ohio 43716.

 

Ackerman, Harold G. Ackerman

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, February 3, 2011

Harold G. Ackerman, age 91, of Woodsfield, Ohio died Wednesday February 2, 2011at his home.  He was born in Monroe County Ohio October 13, 1919 a son of late William and Jessie Turner Ackerman.

Harold was the owner/operator of the Ackerman Bear Wheel Alignment.  He was a member of the Woodsfield K of P Lodge, Woodsfield Eagles Lodge, a Charter member of the Mountaineer C.B. Club, and had played as a drummer in various bands including the Monroe Ramblers, the B Flats and the Four A’s.

He was preceded in death by a sister; Eloise Smith, a brother; Bill Ackerman, and an infant brother.

He is survived by his wife of over 60 years;  Fern Reed Ackerman of Woodsfield, one son; Mark (Edith) Ackerman of Beallsville, Ohio, one daughter; Linda (Donald) McKelvey of Clarington, Ohio, two sisters; Ruth Donna Simpson of Woodsfield, and Helen Jane Strickling of Woodsfield, sister-in-law; Jean Ackerman of Woodsfield, five grandchildren; David McKelvey, Daniel McKelvey, Donda (Randy) Snell, Michele (Michael) Ebert, and Yvonne Ackerman, six great grandchildren; Dalton, Miranda, Joshua, Taylor, Jordan, and Hayden, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends received from 2 – 4 & 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday February 5, 2011 with Rev. Frank Lehosky officiating.  

Interment in the Beallsville Cemetery Beallsville.

 

Adkins, Cecil Adkins

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 2011

He was retired from Babcock & Wilcox of Barberton, Ohio.

She is survived by her children, George (Terisa) Amos of New Matamoras, Nancy Amos of New Matamoras, Frank (Jessica) Amos, II of Brownsville, and Ruth Ann (Gary) Cochran of New Matamoras, two step children, Doris Lattimer and Frankie Jean Amos both of Woodsfield, one step daughter-in-law, Cecillia Amos of Apple Valley, Ohio, grandchildren, John Amos, Justin Amos, Jake Amos, Jilli Ann Amos, Christopher K. Collins, Devin R. Binegar, Cassie Gail Amos, Frank "Trey" Amos, III, Cooper Dale Amos, Jenna Davis, Mitchell Rowland, Micaela Cochran, Kimberly E. Wertz, Steven Ritchie, Shelly Arnold, and Shawna Howell, great grandchildren, Austin, Ashton, Reese, Slade, Kinley, Stella, Jaisah, and Ryan, Austin, and Devin Wertz, sister, Ruby Robinson of Wheeling, W.Va., nieces and nephews, and a special niece, Kathi Jo Harris of Newport, and two very special friends, Nancy Shapley and Amy Petty both of New Matamoras. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank W. Amos in 1983, one step son, Carl E. Amos, and two brothers, John W. Schmidt and Charles K. Schmidt.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the New Matamoras United Methodist Church with Pastors Dennis Williams and David Beaver officiating. Interment will be in the Matamoras Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. is in charge of arrangements.

 

Ankrom, Edwin R. “Tubby” “Pops” Ankrom, Sr.

Source: Grisell Funeral Home, New Martinsville, West Virginia, June 16, 2011         Ankrom, Edwin R. "Tubby" "Pops", Sr. age 70 of New Martinsville, WV died Wednesday, June 15, 2011 surrounded by his family at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville.  He was born February 8, 1941 in Wetzel County, WV a son of Guy E Ankrom of New Martinsville and the late Mildred E. Beegle Ankrom in 1974.

          He worked for PB&S Chemical Co for 36 years as Operations Manager, Highway Transport & Petroleum as District Manger and L&L Transport, a division of QC Carriers as a Terminal Manager. 

          Ed was a devoted family man and grandfather and a member of the Duffy First Church of God.

          Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Patricia A. Robinson Ankrom; a son, Edwin "Eddie" "ANK" (Apryl) Ankrom Jr. of Sardis, OH; a granddaughter, Jourdan R. Ankrom of Sardis, OH; his dog, Spanky, his father, Guy Ankrom of New Martinsville; two sisters, Ruth Ann (Jack) Estep of New Martinsville and Bonnie (Tom) Smith of South Carolina; one brother, Steve Ankrom; three brothers in law; Tom Robinson of New Martinsville, Jim (Millie) Robinson of South Carolina and John (Sheri) Robinson of Atlanta, GA.

          Family will receive friends on Friday from 1-3 & 6-8 pm at the Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory 751 Third St. New Martinsville, WV, where services will be held on Saturday at 1:00 pm with Rev Cathy Harman officiating.

          Interment will follow in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville.   

          Memorial contributions may be made to: First Church of God 38377 State Route 7, Sardis, OH 43946.

 

Anthony, Donald E. Anthony

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, July 26, 2011

          Donald E. Anthony, age 85, of Woodsfield, OH, went to be with the Lord, Monday, July 25, 2011, at his home.

          Private family services will be held at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, at the convenience of the family.

          The family request's that written remembrances' of Donald be sent to his wife, Rosemarie Anthony, P.O. Box 558, Woodsfield, OH 43793.

 

Antill, Cynthia L. Antill nee Hansen

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, September 19, 2011

Cynthia L. Antill, age 48, of Woodsfield, Ohio died Sunday September 18, 2011 at her home. She was born in Wheeling, West Virginia November 5, 1962 a daughter of Margaret Hopf  Hansen of Woodsfield and the late William (Bill) Hansen.

Cindy was a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ, and former employee of Weber’s Pharmacy in Woodsfield. She was also active as 4-H leader for Sky Riders 4-H Club and had been on the 4-H Sales Committee.

She was preceded in death by her father William (Bill) Hansen September 20, 2008.

In addition to her mother Margaret Hansen of Woodsfield she is survived by her husband Tommy J. Antill of Woodsfield, one son Kordell Antill of the home, one daughter Kelci (Derek) Harmon of Woodsfield, one brother Michael (Allison) Hansen of Woodsfield, one sister Sheri (Rick) Hedlund of Kent, Washington, her step mother Janet Hansen of Woodsfield, two step sisters Sharon (Joe) Huffman of Jerusalem, Ohio and Darlene (Dan) Sims of Woodsfield, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends received from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday September 21 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio.   Funeral Services will be held at the Woodsfield Church of Christ at 1 p.m. Thursday September 22, 2011 with Minister Sam Bartrug officiating. 

Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery Woodsfield.

 

Ash, Kermit Warren Ash

Source: Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, November 19, 2011

WOODSFIELD - Kermit Warren Ash, 85, of 38811 State Route 800, Woodsfield, Ohio (Antioch Community) passed away Wednesday (Nov. 16, 2011) at his home. He was born in Ashley, W.Va., on June 25, 1926, a son of the late Grover and Emma White Ash.

Kermit was a United States Army veteran serving as a paratrooper with the 11th Airborne in World War II stationed in the Pacific Theater performing missions in the Philippines, Japan, and Luzon. He was a retired employee of the Ormet Reduction Division in Hannibal, Ohio. He also worked in many other capacities throughout his life as an oil well worker, farmer, truck driver, produce field worker, and wheat harvester. He assisted in the establishment of the Antioch Fire Department and was a dedicated member of the Antioch Emergency Squad for several years. He was a member of the Antioch Sportsman's Club where he loved playing poker and fishing with his dear buddies. He was a member of the Unity Baptist Church, Antioch, Ohio. Kermit was a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason for 56 years with the West Union, West Virginia Masonic Lodge #56. He was a direct descendant of Christopher Ash who founded Ashley, West Virginia in the late 1700's. Several generations of children in the community will fondly remember Kermit as their special Santa Claus.

He enjoyed telling stories of his life and experiences to his friends. He also enjoyed hunting with his dear friends of the Dogskin Hunt Club. He especially enjoyed spending time with his only grandchild Nathaniel Wells. Kermit will always be remembered as a great friend who always had a story, loved making homemade wine from his own vineyard, and for making a mean pot of turtle soup to share with his friends.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Shirley Marie Wright Ash on Aug. 18, 2005 whom he married on Aug. 7, 1955. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Erma Ash McCoy of Hamilton, Montana, Mildred Ash Lamp of Clarksburg, W. Va., and Georgia Ash Malcomb of East Liverpool, Ohio; his firstborn nephew, Joel McCoy of Hamilton, Mont.; and his first born niece, Linda Kay McCoy of Spokane, Wash.

He is survived by his daughter, Vivian (William) Ash Wells; his son, Douglas Warren Ash; and his grandson, Nathaniel Warren Wells, all of Antioch, Ohio. He is also survived by his dear friends Howard and Norma Williams of Antioch, Ohio.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., today, where funeral and military services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 20, 2011) with the Rev. Richard Wilson and Bob Welsh officiating. Interment will follow in the Antioch Cemetery, Antioch, Ohio. Masonic services will be held at 6 p.m., today, at the funeral home.

Friends are invited to join the family after services for a reception in celebration of his life at the Antioch Fire Hall, Antioch, Ohio.

 

Ash, Tyler Ash

Source: Grisell Funeral Home, Sardis, Ohio, May 24, 2011

Ash, Tyler, age 20, of Woodsfield, Ohio, died Monday, May 23, 2011 at Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville, Ohio. He was born September 1, 1990 in East Liverpool, Ohio, the son of Randy Jones and Tiffany Ash Jones of Woodsfield.

Tyler was a student at WVNCC in New Martinsville; treasurer of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at the college; and was a member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church in Sardis, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, survivors include a brother, Gage Ash of the home; maternal grandmother, Mary Ash of Sardis; maternal grandfather, Thomas (Sally) Ash of New Martinsville; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Jerri Jones of Clarington, Ohio, paternal great grandparents, John and Lillian Miller of Clarington; an uncle, Thomas (Courtney) Ash of Germany; cousins Landon and Ainsley Ash of Germany; and his girlfriend, Mikayla Phillips of New Martinsville.              Family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville, where funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastor James Green officiating.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Phi Theta Kappa New Martinsville Chapter, c/o WVNCC, 141 Main Street, New Martinsville, WV  26155.

 

Ault, Eugene Richard “Gene” Ault

Source: Grisell Funeral Home, New Martinsville, West Virginia, June 20, 2011

Ault, Eugene Richard "Gene", age 84 of Kappel Street, New Martinsville, WV died Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Wetzel County Hospital. He was born July 3, 1926 in Blairsville, PA the son of the late Ethel Raines Ritchie.

He was a retired coalminer with Consolidated Coal-McElroy Mine, a US Navy Veteran of World War II, a lifetime member of VFW Post #3518 in Keyser, WV, a member of The American Legion Post #86-New Martinsville, and a member of the Church of Christ- Pine St. New Martinsville.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Aljourn Ritchie.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Steele Ault; a son, Eugene Richard Ault, Jr. of Cumberland, MD; a stepson, Paul Hendershot of New Matamoras, OH; two daughters, Nancy Ault of Fairmont, WV and Carol Duncan of Cumberland; a brother, Aljourn "Junior" Ritchie of Keyser, WV; a half sister, Linda Phillips of PA; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 am with Rev. Frank Conley officiating.

Interment in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville.

 

Bailey, Herman L. Bailey

Source:  The Register-Mail [Galesburg, Illinois] 16 Oct 2011

        Herman L. Bailey, Galesburg Chapel 86, formerly of 1986 Baird Ave., Galesburg, died at 8:35 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2011 in Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville.

        He was born July 25, 1925 in Peoria, Ill., the son of Harry C. and Edna Buracker Bailey. He married Dorothy I. Courson on January 23, 1948 in Peoria.

        He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a daughter, Bonnie (and Donald) Ruhl of Galva; two sons, Michael (and Billie) Bailey of Victoria and Dennis (and Denise) Bailey of Lake Bracken; two stepsons, Charles (and Bonnie) Fisher of Florida and Jess (and Joetta) Fisher of Galesburg; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his step father, Orville Voland; two brothers; and three grandsons.

        Herman was a mechanic for Kelly Oil Company in Altona for 15 years and later worked in maintenance at St. Mary Medical Center for 11 years before retiring. He was raised and educated in Peoria, attending Manuel High School. He had lived in Galesburg since 1954.

        Herman served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1945 during World War II. He was stationed in England and France and was a POW for a year. He was awarded numerous medals including the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He was a member of Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285.

        Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2011 in East Linwood Cemetery. Rev. Phyllis Sterr will officiate and military rites will be provided by Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285. Visitation will be 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Memorials may be made to Knox County Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.

 

Baker Gregory S. Baker

Source: Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, November 22, 2011

Gregory S. Baker, 52, of 45224 State Route 145, Lewisville, Ohio died Sunday (Nov. 20, 2011) at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, West Virginia.

He was born at Barnesville, Ohio, on March 23, 1959, a son of John and Lois Ackerman Baker who survive of Lewisville, Ohio.

He was a 1977 graduate of Skyvue High School and Swiss Hills Vocational School; the president of Baker and Sons Equipment, Lewisville, Ohio; a Methodist by faith; currently serving as fire chief of the Lewisville Volunteer Fire Department, Lewisville, Ohio; a member of Stafford Lodge 300, Free and Accepted Masons, a member of the Monroe County Firefighters Association; board member of the Monroe Water Systems; member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Woodsfield, Ohio; Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Woodsfield, Ohio; instrumental in the formation of the Lewisville Community Center; a member of the Ohio Forestry Association, where he served as a former board member which conducts the annual Paul Bunyan Show, Cambridge, Ohio.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Chris Baker, whom he married on Oct. 11, 1980; one daughter, Nikki (Jeremy) Lude of Lewisville, Ohio; one sister, Rhonda (Kevin) Marshall of Lewisville, Ohio; one brother, Steve Baker of Woodsfield, Ohio; mother-in-law, Carolyn Kindle of Graysville, Ohio; two brothers-in-law, Dave Piatt of Graysville, Ohio, and Duane (Trish) Piatt of Fancy Gap, Virginia; two nieces, Cody (Josh) Booher and Casey Marshall; three nephews, Chad Baker, Scott Marshall, and Carson Piatt; great-nephew, Brayden Baker; and his precious dogs, Lexi, Maggie, and Layla.

Friends will be received at Skyvue Elementary School, 33329 Hartshorn Ridge Road, Graysville, Ohio, from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Richard Wilson officiating.

Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lewisville Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Troy Christman, 47707 State Route 145, Lewisville, Ohio, 43754.

Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the school.

Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio, 43793.

 

Baker, Charles J. Baker

Source: Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, February 8, 2011

Charles J. Baker, 65, of 30001 Township Road 232, Lewisville, Ohio died Monday, February 7, 2011 at the Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville, Ohio.

He was born at Carrollton, Pennsylvania on July 19, 1945, a son of the late Robert and Elizabeth Bearer Baker.

He was a retired river barge deck hand for J&C Towing, Wheeling West Virginia. He was a Catholic by faith and enjoyed hunting and farming.

In addition to her parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Rosetta, and one brother, Andy Baker.

Surviving are his companion of seven years, Violet Bishop of Lewisville, Ohio; three sons: Robert Baker, Charles (Amy) Baker both of Beallsville, Ohio, James Baker of Virginia; two brothers: Bill and Martin Baker, both of Pennsylvania; three sisters: Martha, Arlene, Cathy, and six grandchildren.

There will be no visitation or service.

Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Baker, Linda Louise “Lou” Baker nee Jeffers

Source: Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, November 17, 2011

BAKER, Linda Louise "Lou," 85, of Beallsville, formerly of Cleveland, died Wednesday, November 16, 2011 in Liza's Place Valley Hospice Care Center, Wheeling, WV. She was born October 16, 1926 in Beallsville, a daughter of the late Vernon and Sara Polen Jeffers.

Lou served briefly as an Army Nurse Cadet; she was a retired nurse at the former LTV Steel in Cleveland and was a member of the former Highland Christian Church and also the Beallsville First Christian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Bob Baker; her two sisters, Phyllis Henry and Christine McCunniff; also by an infant brother, Paul.

Surviving are her twin son and daughter, Jeffrey (Brenda) Baker of N. Ridgeville and Jennifer (Terry) Ricer of Beallsville; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; also many loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m.

Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Liza's Place Valley Hospice, Beallsville Cemetery Association, or Beallsville UMC.

 

Baker, Mary Jane Baker nee Yoho

Source: Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home, New Martinsville, West Virginia,

April 24, 2011

Baker, Mary Jane, 83, of New Martinsville, WV formerly of Delaware died Saturday, April 23, 2011 at New Martinsville Care and Rehabilitation Center. Mary was born August 25, 1927 in Marshall County, WV daughter of the late Lloyd F. and Blanche Heslep Yoho.

She was a homemaker and retired bus driver for Greenwood School Systems in Delaware; loved painting sceneries of barns, houses and the Atlantic Ocean, enjoyed sewing to the point she even sewed her daughter's wedding dress, appreciated music, was baptized, on Easter Sunday, about seventy years ago at the First Christian Church in Paden City.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Baker (1989) and brother, David G. Yoho.

Surviving are two sons, Scott Baker of Tenn. And Terry Baker of Delaware; daughter, Carla Messick of West Virginia; brother Lloyd "Bradley" (Carol) Yoho of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; sister, Pat (Fred) Shellabarger of Hannibal, OH and seven grandchildren.

Friends received 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Jarvis-Williams Funeral Homes, 1224 S Bridge St., New Martinsville, WV where funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, April 28, 2011 with Ron Crowe officiating.

Interment Alf Smith Cemetery near Muddy Creek, WV in Tyler County.

 

Baranich, John Baranich

Source: Grisell Funeral Home, Clarington, Ohio, May 30, 2011

Baranich, John, age 87 of Clarington, OH died Saturday, May 28, 2011 in Woodsfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, OH. He was born June 25, 1923 in Powhatan Point, OH, a son of the late Andrew and Mary Kapak Baranich.

     He was a retired coalminer from North American # 1 mine in Powhatan, a proud member of North American Coal # 1 Safety Team, 50 year member of UMWA, a U.S. Navy WWII veteran, former member of American Legion Post 228, Powhatan, and a volunteer fireman for Powhatan for many years.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, John Robert Baranich and William Andrew Baranich, granddaughter, Marsha Thompson, two brothers, Andrew and George Baranich, eight sisters, Mary Horvath, Ann Callison, Helen Brown, Julia Jurichney, Sue Perani, Margaret Sams and two infants.

     Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Hannah Belle Armann Baranich; one son, James (Carrie) Baranich of Woodsfield, OH; two daughters, Judy (Steve) Thompson of Hannibal, OH and Alice Bishop of Shadyside, OH, one grandson, Tim Bishop of St. Clairsville, OH, one granddaughter, Tricia (Paul) Skrede of Viroqua, WI, a great granddaughter, Hannah Leigh Skrede, four step grandchildren, Preston Crawford, Jeremy Crawford, Jessica Crawford and Tara Brown, 7 step great grandchildren.

     Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Dr, Clarington, Ohio, where services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 am with Rev. Bill Moran and Pastor Darla Schnegg officiating.

     Interment in Powhatan Cemetery, Powhatan Point, OH, with military graveside services.

 

Barber, Robert E. Barber

Source: Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, West Virginia; May, 2011

        Robert E. Barber, 85, of Washington, W.Va., went with the angels on May 28, 2011.

        He was born in Wood County, son of the late Samuel D. and Elsie B. Barber.

        He was a member of Washington United Methodist Church for 54 years. He was a member of Washington Bottom Volunteer Fire Department, helped to build the Washington Community Building and was a member of the Washington Lions Club. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in Alaska from 1943-1944. He was a member of American Legion Post 15. He was employed by DuPont as a foreman for 39 years. He enjoyed hunting, golfing, gardening and spending time with his family and many friends, including his cat, Tiger.

        He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Edith C. Barber; son, Darin J. Barber, of Canton, Ohio, and wife, Mary R. Barber of Colorado.; daughter, Jill C. Barber of Huntington, W.Va.; sisters, Elsie Jean Dunfee of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Kathryn Sucke of Mineral Wells, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

        In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Hellen Hartke; and a baby brother.

        Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. David Calvert officiating. Entombment will be at Sunset Memory Gardens, with military services provided by American Legion Post 15. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and an hour prior to the service Wednesday.

        Memorial contributions can be made to Washington United Methodist Church, 10468 DuPont Road, Washington, WV 26181 or Amedisys Hospice, 417 Grand Park Drive, Suite 206, Parkersburg, WV 26105.

        Online condolences may be sent at www.leavittfuneralhome.com - See more at: http://www.leavittfuneralhome.com/obituary.

 

Barnett, Billie Lee Maurine Barnett, nee Williams

Source:  The Journal-Advocate (Sterling, CO) - September 23, 2011

June 22, 1912 -- Sept. 22, 2011

        "Billie" Lee Maurine Barnett, 99, of Sterling, passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in Sterling. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Tennant Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at First Baptist Church with Pastor John Roberts officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

        Lee Maurine Williams was born June 22, 1912, to Ellis Lee Williams and Maude Nourse Williams on a homestead north of Cope. She spent her early childhood at Kirk and Joes, where her father owned the general merchandise stores and she spent her time whistling for customers. Her father nicknamed her "Bill." Later the "ie" was added to the name and has stayed to this day. She often said Maurine was her formal name.

        Billie learned to shoot the basketball with the famous Joes Boys basketball team, who in 1929 won the national championship finals in Chicago.

        In 1925, the family moved to Limon where her father owned a grocery and fabric store. Billie was the star forward of the girls' basketball team, going to state tournament twice.

        Billie graduated from Limon High School in 1930 and then she and her mother moved to Boulder, so Billie could enroll in the music school of University of Colorado.

        In 1934, she and her mother moved to Greeley where Billie attended the then Colorado State Teachers College, graduating in 1936 with a major in elementary education. It was after graduation that a mutual friend introduced Billie to her future husband, J. Lee Barnett.

        Lee Maurine Williams and Jacob Lee Barnett were married Nov. 20, 1940, in Colorado Springs and set up housekeeping in Alma. Lee was a high school teacher and basketball coach in Alma. In May 1942, they moved to Sterling and shared 64 years of marriage together before Lee passed away in January 2005.

        Billie taught kindergarten at Sexson School for 16 years and retired in 1977. She loved the children and whistled around the school Christmas tree and shot baskets in the gym. Her memories of the years at Sexson were very precious.

        Billie received trophies for her whistling at talent shows at the University of Colorado, and whistled for summer concerts in the gazebo on the courthouse square in Sterling.

        Billie was a very active member in the Sterling First Baptist Church. She belonged to Delta Kappa Gamma International Society, Daughters of the American Revolution and Humanities Club.

       She is survived by her four children, Gary Barnett of Mimbres, N.M., Thomas R. Barnett and wife Merry Anne of Fauke, Ark., Mary Black and husband Ken of Louisville, and Viki Elliott and husband Glenn of Reno, Nev. She is also survived by three granddaughters, Jennifer Polland and husband Brett of Denver, Sara Sillcox of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., and Lisa Elliott of Austin, Texas; and one great-grandson, Simon Lee Greene. She is also survived by two nieces, Treva Jane Koler of Seattle, Wash., and Margaret Clark and husband Martin of Townsend, Mont.

        Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma, or Daughters of the American Revolution in care of Tennant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1547, Sterling, CO 80751.

 

Barrows, Thomas “Craig” Barrows

Source: Grisell Funeral Home, New Martinsville, West Virginia,

November 2, 2011

Barrows, Thomas "Craig", age 40 of New Martinsville, WV died Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA resulting from a brain aneurysm. He was born on December 8, 1970 a son of Brenda Fulkerson Barrows Fein and the late Thomas Edward Barrows.

Craig was a Baptist by faith; a U.S. Army veteran serving in Desert Storm. He loved his four-wheeler and fishing.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents and two uncles.

Survivors include his fiancé: Sandra Kay Richmond of New Martinsville; one daughter: Samantha Barrows of New Martinsville; one son: Alex Ward of Sardis, OH; his mother and step-father: Brenda (Ray) Fein of Henderson, KY; one sister: Kelly (Jeff) Mahurin of Vienna, WV; one brother: Michael Barrows of New Martinsville; one step-daughter: Jamie Richmond and her fiancée Gary Brandon of New Martinsville; one step-granddaughter: KayLynn; five nephews; two aunts and one uncle.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home, 751 Third St.,  New Martinsville from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at 1:00 p.m. Friday.

Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville with full military graveside honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or by visiting their website at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

 

Bassa, Edward Bassa Sr.

Source:  The Martins Ferry [Ohio] Times Leader; 19 Aug 2011 [online]

        BASSA, Edward Sr., 80, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, died August 18, 2011 at Park Health Center.

        He was born May 8, 1931 in Barton, Ohio, a son of the late Joseph and Susan Helenbay Bassa.

        He was Journeyman for Romig Roofing, Roofers Local 188, and a member of the Barton United Methodist Church.

        In addition to his parents, Edward was preceded in death by his wife, Nora Snider Bassa in 2005, his siblings, Lester, Joseph, William, Margaret and Bertha.

        Surviving are his children, Anna (Richard) Shrieve and Edward Jr. (Mary) Bassa both of Maynard, Ohio, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

        Friends will be received 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory St. Clairsville where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Henry Mooney officiating.

        Burial will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens.

        Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice.

        Online condolences may be offered at www.altmeyer.com.

 

Bates, Barbara Ann Bates nee Stephen

Source: Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, Ohio, August 29, 2011

 Barbara Ann Bates, 58, of 624 East Cross St., Summerfield, Ohio died Saturday, August 27, 2011 at her home.

          She was born at Barnesville, Ohio on November 12, 1952, a daughter of Josephine Martin Ayers who survives of Zanesville, Ohio and Neil Stephen who survives of Zanesville, Ohio.

          She was a former custodian at the Noble County Courthouse, Caldwell, Ohio and a member of the Summerfield Church of Christ, Summerfield, Ohio. She was also a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 415, Summerfield, Ohio. She enjoyed her family and especially her grandchildren.

          In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Wayne D. Bates, whom she married on December 25, 1998; one son, John “Steve” (Michelle “Shelly”) Grubb of East Union, Ohio and their children, Mattie Angela Grubb and Bayli Michelle Grubb; five step-daughters: Kelly (Bryan) Billger of Stow, Ohio, Kendra (Chad) McGee of Lubbock, Texas, Tasha Bates of Marietta, Ohio, Kayla Bates of Caldwell, Ohio, Trista Bates of Sharon, Ohio; two step-sons: Cody Bates and Trevor Bates, both of Sharon, Ohio; one sister, Karen (Sam) Swain of South Zanesville, Ohio, twelve grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and her step-father, Louie Ayers of West Virginia.

          She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lola Jo Stephen and Colene Bailey, and a nephew, Jason Curry.

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

          Friends then received at the Summerfield Church of Christ, Summerfield, Ohio from noon until time of services at 1 p.m. Wednesday with Frank Love officiating. Burial will follow in the Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield, Ohio.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Post 415 c/o Sandra Moore, P.O. Box 78, Summerfield, Ohio 43788.

 

Bates, Byron L. Bates

Source: Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, Ohio, June 6, 2011

Byron L. Bates, 79, of 52771 Glady Road, Summerfield, Ohio died Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the Genesis Good Samaritan Medical Center, Zanesville, Ohio. He
 was born near Summerfield, Ohio on January 17, 1932, a son of the late Howard and Anna Eshbaugh Bates.

Byron was a retired coal miner for Quinn Development, construction worker, and a member of the Ohio Operating Engineers, Local 18, Akron, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post # 415, Summerfield, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Ritterbeck Bates on May 25, 2010; two brother, Johnny and Harry Bates.

Surviving are one daughter, Lynn Warner of Summerfield, Ohio; one son, Jeff (Melanie) Bates of Summerfield, Ohio; four sisters: Olive Starr of Zanesville, Ohio, Margaret Yoho of Wooster, Ohio, Martha Carpenter of West Layfayette, Ohio, Bonnie McElfresh of Summerfield, Ohio; five grandchildren: Brandon Bates, Tiffany (Danny) Hreha, Keri Warner, Kristi Warner, and Derrick Warner; two great grandchildren, Mason Arnold and Madilynn Arnold, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, 202 Main St., Summerfield, Ohio from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bateshill Cemetery near Summerfield, Ohio with Frank Love officiating.

Full military services will also be conducted at the graveside.

 

Beardmore, Leona Pauline Beardmore  “Sassafras” nee Hall

Source: Marietta Timer, Marietta, Ohio, January 17, 2011

Leona Pauline Beardmore or "Sassafras" as she was known by some, 98, of Marietta, OH passed away Saturday (January 15, 2011), at Heartland of Marietta. Leona was born Tuesday July 2, 1912, in Monroe Co. to the late Harry E. and Mattie Mobley Hall.

She worked in the ice cream room at Broughton's Food Co., and was a member of the 6th & Washington Streets Church of Christ.

Leona is survived by a grandson, Kenneth Dillon (Kathy) of Little Hocking, OH; and a granddaughter Teresa Haught (Michael D.) of Marietta; great grandchildren Jill Lane of Wilson, NC, and Stephanie Boreman (Tyson) of Vincent; great great grandchildren Dillon and Madison Yokcum and Bennett and McKinley Boreman, sister Clarice Devore of Canton.

 In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband Joe Dillon and second husband Clyde A. Beardmore (9/17/1988), a daughter Evelyn "Eileen" Dillon (2/2/2000), and a grandson Kevin Burdette.

Services will be Tuesday 1:00 PM at Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel 1021 Pike Street, with Roger A. Rush officiating, burial to follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Monroe Co.

Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Monday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.hadleyfh.com 

 

Beardmore, Lucille E. “Lucy” Beardmore nee Meeker

Source: Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, April 27, 2011

BEARDMORE, Lucille E. "Lucy" 85, of Powhatan Point and Belmont Manor, St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011 in Belmont Manor, St. Clairsville, Ohio. Lucy was born July 9, 1925 in Cameron, Ohio, a daughter of the late William David and Phoebe Jane Hutchison Meeker.

She was a member of the Powhatan Point Church of Christ and a homemaker.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was her husband, Ervine T. Beardmore in 1956, three brothers, Clarence Meeker, Glenn Meeker and Lester Meeker, three sisters, Clarissa Pool, Carrie Henning and Sylvia McIntyre.

Among local survivors are niece, Jane Lucas and great-niece, Shelly Conaway and her children, Jared and Ciara all of Powhatan Point, Ohio, great-nephew, Eric Lucas of California, additional surviving nieces and nephews are, Glenn Jr., Kenny, Patty, Beulah, Debbie, Dawn, Donna, Darlene, Donnie, Bobby and Ray.

Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at 1 p.m. Friday April 29, 2011 in the Ozark Cemetery, Ozark, Ohio with Minister Donald Thompson officiating.

Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory 186 Main Street Powhatan Point, OH, in charge of arrangements.

 

Beardsley, Betty L. Beardsley, nee Rollyson

Source:  The Marietta [Ohio] Times; July 14, 2011

        RENO - Betty L. Beardsley, 77, of Reno, passed away at 1 a.m. on Wednesday, (July 13, 2011) at Heartland of Marietta.

        She was born on June 2, 1934, at Chicago, Ill., a daughter of the late Preston and Ruth Rinard Rollyson. Betty had been employed by the Washington County Clerk of Courts, Child Support Division and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

        On March 2, 1954, she married Harry E. Owens Jr. who preceded her in death on April 18, 1982. She is survived by their children: Janet Owens Buckley of Shallotte, N.C., Cam Owens and Mary Thomas both of Marietta; four grandchildren; and her sister, Pricilla Rollyson.

        She later married Clyde A. Beardsley Jr. who preceded her in death on June 28, 2008.

        Funeral services will be held on Friday (July 15) at 2 p.m. at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Dr. Gerald Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Online condolences are offered at: www.mslfuneralhome.com.

 

Bell, Katherine L. Bell nee Lucas

Source: Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville, Ohio,

April 2, 2011

Katherine L. Bell, 96, of Barnesville, Ohio died Friday, April 1, 2011 at Barnesville Health Care Center.  She was born October 7, 1914 in Barnesville to the late Charles G. and Edna E. Myers Lucas.

She was retired from Jonathan Logan and was a member of IGLW, American Legion and VFW Auxillaries.

She was preceded by her husband - Sherman; son - Charles Emmett Bell;  brother - John William Lucas; and longtime friend and companion - Hollis "Slim" Hayes.

Surviving are a son - Joseph L. (Kay) Bell of Beallsville, Ohio; daughter - Shirley M. (Kenneth) Ellis of Barnesville, Ohio; 10 grandchildren - Kellly Bell, Angela Frase, Shawn Bell, Travis Bell, Heidi Ross, Bryan Jones, Kendra Brown, Gina Carvin, Carla Clark, and Sherman Ellis; and 6 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 North Chestnut Street, Barnesville, Ohio with services being held Friday, April 8, 2011 at 1 PM. 

Burial will follow at Southern Cemetery in Barnesville, Ohio.

 

Beller, William D. Beller

Source:  The Toland-Herzig Funeral Home, Dover, Ohio; 28 Aug  2011

        William D. "Bill" Beller, 89, of Dover passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Hennis Care Centre in Dover.

        Born on July 22, 1922 in Dover, Bill was the son of the late Robert and May Christner Beller. Bill graduated from Dover High School in 1944. He served in the United States Army during World War II, where he was stationed in the South Pacific.

        Bill married the love of his life, Jean Stollar, on October 3, 1959. For over forty years, Bill worked as a talented carpenter for many different carpentry companies throughout the community.

        He was an active member of the First Moravian Church in Dover where he was an Elder, Trustee and enjoyed attending the Men's Fellowship Breakfasts. He was a life member of the Dover Elks. He had a passion for photography and enjoyed participating in the Wilderness Center Nature Photo Club for many years. 

        In addition to his wife, Jean, Bill will be missed by two nieces; Julie (Robert) Higgins of Geneva, OH, Jenny Stollar of Durango, CO; and a brother in-law, William J. Stollar of Massillon.

        He is preceded in death by his sister in-law; Jan Stollar, and brother in-law; Delbert Stollar.

        A celebration of Bill's life will be held at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 11:00 am with Pastor John B. Wallace officiating. Interment will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dover.                    Following the service of committal, a meal will be served at the First Moravian Church in Dover. Friends are invited to call at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory in Dover on Monday, August 29, 2011 from 6-8 pm and from 10-11:00 am on Tuesday.

        Those unable to attend, or who would like to sign an online guestbook for Bill can do so by clicking on the "obituaries and flowers" link on the funeral home's website (www.tolandherzig.com).

        Memorial contributions can be made to the First Moravian Church, 319 N. Walnut St, Dover, Ohio 44622.

 

Bertram, Charles K. Bertram Jr.

Source:  reedfuneralhome.com; March 2011

        Charles K. "Chuck" Bertram, Jr, age 54, of Canton passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 25, 2011. He was born December 27, 1956 to the late Charles, Sr. and Doris Bertram. Charles graduated from McKinley High School in 1975. He enjoyed muscle cars, fishing, being outdoors and coin collecting. Charles is survived by his wife Cathy; children, Elizabeth, Jennifer, Nicole, Jessica, Aimee, Renee, Charles and Bryan; 21 grandchildren; sisters, Diane, Patricia and Lisa; brothers, Daniel and Chris and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 1:00 pm in the Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel. Burial will follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, March 29 in the funeral home from 5 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Reed Funeral Home to help defray funeral expenses. Those wishing to share a fond memory or their condolences may sign the Reed on-line guestbook at our website www.reedfuneralhome.com.

 

Beveridge, David Lewiston Beveridge

Source: Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 2011

          David Lewiston Beveridge, 67, of Woodsfield, Ohio died October 9, 2011 at the Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville, Ohio, as the result of his seventeen month battle with cancer.

            “Dave” was born October 4, 1944 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to the late David and Clara (Betty) Ide Beveridge. He made his home in Woodsfield, Ohio in 1957, when his parents moved there from Texas, and where he and his wife, Patricia (Carle), formerly of Beallsville, Ohio, raised their two children.

            After graduating from Woodsfield High School in 1961, Dave attended Texas A & M University and served in the United States Army. He married his wife, Patricia on May 4, 1968. He was an employee of the Ormet Corporation from which he retired in 1995. Dave was a certified welder and well-known oil and gas lease owner/operator in Monroe, Washington, and Noble Counties, where anyone that knew him, knew he could often be found (or not found, which was often the case). He was a former member of the Army National Guard Rifle and Pistol Team, from which he received many top honors including being double distinguished in both rifle and pistol. Dave was a member of the New Life Church of Woodsfield, Ohio where he and Pat attended for thirty-five years and also a member of Monroe Lodge #189 F. & A.M., Woodsfield, Ohio. He also loved and was very active in local trap and sporting clay shooting. He and his very close and faithful friend, Gale DePuy of Marietta, Ohio spent many fun-filled shooting and hunting trips together.

            Dave is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Patricia Carle Beveridge; one son, Nathan (Amanda) Beveridge of Timber Lake, North Carolina; one daughter, Nicole (Matthew) Hunt of Canal Winchester, Ohio; one sister, Sue (John) Hunnell of Woodsfield, Ohio; one brother, Morgan Beveridge of Maple Falls, Washington; one grandson, Bentley Hunt; two step-grandchildren, Shelby and Tyler Jones, and father and mother-in-law, Emory and Jean Carle of Woodsfield, Ohio.

            In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a grandson, Lincoln Hunt.

            Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Watters Funeral Home, 37501 S.R. 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793 with Pastor Charles Kane officiating. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Cancer Gas Cards, in care of Shirley Brown, 48397 Keylor Hill Road, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

Binegar, Lyle V. Binegar

Source:  The Marietta [Ohio] Times; 25 Apr 2011

        Lyle V. Binegar, 72, of St. Marys, WV, died, April 24, 2011, at his residence. He was born, February 16, 1939, at Pine Ridge, Washington County, OH, a son of the late Clarence and Carrie Herlan Binegar. He was retired from Haessly Hardwoods after 50 years, loved the oilfields and the outdoors, and helped his wife at Oopsa Daisy Florist. He was a member of the Newport Church of Christ and his hobbies included farming, gardening and berry picking.

        He is survived by his wife, Sandra Holdren Binegar, who he married August 22, 1957, four sons, John (Connie) Binegar of St. Marys, WV, Jeff (Vickie) Binegar of Newport, OH, James (Sandra) Binegar of Reno, OH, and Shane (Stacy) Binegar of Newport, OH, seven grandchildren, James Binegar, Lance Binegar, Victoria Binegar, Chelsea Binegar, Olivia Binegar, Tyler Binegar, and Kacie Binegar, one great grandson, Blake Binegar, his dog, Harley, one brother, Orvil Binegar of Eureka, WV, two sisters, June Wigal of Naples, FL, Phyllis (Lawrence) Bowersock of Bloomfield, OH, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dan and Sue Holdren, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jarod Robert Binegar, three brothers, Furl Binegar, Kenneth Binegar, and Merle Binegar, and four sisters, Deloras Thomas, Elwanda Congleton, Patricia Lamp, and Mona Bond.

        Services will be held Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 11 A. M. at the Newport Church of Christ, Newport, OH with Lloyd Westbrook officiating. Interment will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport, OH. Friends may call from 6 to 8 P. M. Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P. M. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV, and from 10 to 11 A. M. at the church.

 

Binegar, Orville Lee Binegar

Source;  The Parkersburg [West Virginia] News and Sentinel; 5 Sep 2011

        Orvil Lee Binegar, 83, of St. Marys, Eureka Community, passed away, Sept. 3, 2011, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus, in Parkersburg.

        He was born July 25, 1928, on Pine Ridge, Washington County, Ohio, a son of the late Clarence Willard and Carrie Viola Herlan Binegar.

        He was a member of the former St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Eureka, W.Va., where he was a Sunday School teacher. He purchased the church property so the church building would not be destroyed. He was retired after 40 years of working for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, which later became the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, as railroad maintenance forman, and District Supervisor. As a railroad retiree, he made a children's train ride in the park. He donated a caboose to the Pleasants County Park, which he moved to downtown St. Marys.

        He was an avid woodcrafter building just about everything out of wood. He served in various offices with the former Grant-Jefferson Lions Club, he organized the Fall Festival that was held in St. Marys for many years, he spent a lot of time with his grandchildren, and watched wrestling. He never knew a stranger and helped many people out in the community. His Christmas light displays made the holidays special. As a young man, he assisted his father in the oilfields.

        He is survived by daughters, Sandra Lee Wince (Terry) and Teresa D. Haines (Larry), all of St. Marys; grandchildren, Christie Dilling (Greg), Amanda Grimes (Brett), Adam Johnson (partner Stacey), Ben Haines (Jennifer), Amy Fisher (Jason), Terra Godrey (Jesse), Aunnie Wince and Chad Wince (Missy); great-grandchildren, Baylee Dilling, Brielle Grimes, Ambience Grimes, Logan Grimes, Sammy Haines, Emma Haines, Zoe Fisher, Maggie Fisher, Harley Jane Wince and Emmy Wince; sisters, Phyllis L. Bowersock (Lawrence) of Rinard Mills, Ohio, and June Anita Wigal in Florida.

        In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Barbara M. Binegar; sisters, Delorace Thomas, Elwanda Congleton, Mona Bond and Patricia Lamp; and brothers, Lyle Binegar, Merle Binegar, Furl Binegar and Kenneth Binegar.

        Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the High Priest Bob Anderson officiating. Interment will be in Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

        An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com.

 

Bischoff, Leander R. Bischoff

Source: Bauer- Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, May 12, 2011

Leander R. Bischoff, age 92, of Woodsfield, Ohio died Wednesday May 11, 2011 at the Monroe County Care Center.  He was born in Monroe County, Ohio April 28, 1919 a son of the late Frederick & Magdalena Burkhart Bischoff.

He was a farmer all his life, a World War II veteran, a member of the Moffett-Fletcher Methodist Church, a member of the American Legion Post, former trustee of the Green Township, member of Center Grange, and former trustee of the Fletcher Chapel Cemetery Board, and former grounds keeper of the Monroe County Fairgrounds.

Surviving are a sister-in-law; Dolores A. Bischoff of Sterling, Ohio several nieces and nephews and special niece, Thelma Ann Zimmerman who cared for him several years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers; Carroll, Frank, and John W. Bischoff, and two sisters; Rozella Bischoff Dixon, and Barbara Bischoff Hartong.

Friends received from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday May 16, 2011 with Minister Sam Bartrug officiating. 

Interment in the Fletcher Chapel Cemetery near Woodsfield, Ohio.

Military services conducted by the Belmont Veterans Council.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fletcher Chapel Cemetery, c/o Kenneth Roth, 211 W. Marietta St. Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

Blackstone, Charles Franklin Blackstone, Sr.

Source: Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 4, 2011

       Charles Franklin Blackstone Sr., 76, of 31319 Bracken Ridge Rd., Lewisville, Ohio passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at the home of his son near Graysville, Ohio. He was born near Lewisville, Ohio on December 22, 1934 a son of the late John and Mildred Zwick Blackstone.

       Frank was a 1953 graduate of the former Lewisville High School, Lewisville, Ohio; a retired timber cutter and sawmill operator; a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church near Lewisville, Ohio, and a U.S. Army veteran serving in the 22nd Artillery from 1957 to 1959.

       He loved the outdoors and wildlife. He has been a trapper and hunter since he was five years old. He was a hardworking and loved man that will be greatly missed.

       In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Junior and Mark Blackstone, one brother, Virgil Blackstone, one sister, Darlene Liston and one grandson, Brandon Geehring.

       Surviving are his one of a kind, special and devoted wife, Wanda Henthorn Blackstone, whom he married on April 8, 1961. Frank always said “You will never find a better woman than Wanda!”; seven children: Becky (Keith) Geehring of Barnesville, Ohio; Marilyn Hinkle of Woodsfield, Ohio; Pamela (Tim) Temesvary of Lewisville, Ohio; Gregory Blackstone of Woodsfield, Ohio; Karen (Fred) Myers of Jerusalem, Ohio; Mitchell Blackstone of the home; Jason (Misty) Blackstone of Graysville, Ohio; seven siblings: Vernon (Cora) Blackstone, Dale (Hilda) Blackstone, Francis (Judy) Blackstone, David (Nicki) Blackstone, Patrick (Aleta) Blackstone, all of Lewisville, Ohio; Donald (Hazel) Blackstone of Wadsworth, Ohio, Mary (John) Sheets of Columbus, Ohio, nineteen grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

       Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 S.R. 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday where military and funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik officiating.

Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery near Lewisville, Ohio. Vigil services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

Blackstone, Judith Kay Blackstone, nee Reed

Source:  Watters Funeral Home [Woodsfield, Ohio]; 10 Feb 2011

        Judy K. Blackstone, 66, of 28300 T.R. 234, Summerfield, Ohio, died February 4, 2011, at her home.

She was born near Summerfield, Ohio on November 30, 1944, a daughter of the late Franklin and Dessie Pearl Okey Reed.

        She was a homemaker and formerly attended the Center Free Methodist Church, Sarahsville, Ohio.

        Surviving are her husband, Tom A. Blackstone of Summerfield, Ohio.

        There will be no visitation. Inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family at the Mt. Tabor Cemetery, near Summerfield, Ohio. Arrangements by Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, Ohio.

 

Blaine, Frances E. Blaine nee Fosha

Source: Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, September 26, 2011

BLAINE, Frances E., 86, of Cambridge passed away on Friday September 23, 2011 at her home. She was born on October 7, 1924 in Wood River Ill. a daughter to the late Allen and Mary (Baker) Fosha.

Mrs. Blaine was a homemaker, and had previously worked at the Western Cartridge Co. during WW II, she was also employed at the Beallsville B & P Corner Shoppe for several years.

She attended East Alton-Wood River Community High School, and was a member of the First Christian Church of Beallsville, and the Switzerland of Ohio Country Club where she enjoyed playing golf; her hobbies included sewing and quilting, she had made over 50 quilts for various family and friends. She loved to dance at the Westerner Club in Illinois, where round and square dancing were popular. Frances enjoyed to travel and would spend part of the year in Florida with her husband John.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a brother, Marion "Spud" Fosha; three sisters, Betty Federle, Kay Garrigus, and Velma Sandbach.

Survivors include her husband, John whom she married July 21, 1943; two daughters, Sharon (Roger) Harper of Apple Valley Lake and Mary (Dale) Pennell of Cambridge; three grandchildren, James "Corky" Harper, T.J. Harper, and Jennifer Francis; eight great- grandchildren, Heather R. Harper, Kayla Francis, Tanner Blaine Harper, Devon Francis, McKinzie L. Harper, Kylie S. Harper, Troy Francis, and John K. Harper; one brother in law, Marion Garrigus of Wood River Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday September 27 at Thorn-Black Funeral Home, in Cambridge, with funeral services scheduled for Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the funeral home, with Gus Andrews officiating.

Burial will follow at the Beallsville Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Guernsey, P.O. Box 1165, Cambridge, OH 43725.

Condolences to: thorn-blackfuneral homes.com.

 

Blair, Clyde Blair

Source: Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, Ohio, March 9, 2011

Clyde Blair, 82, of Beallsville, Ohio died Tuesday, March 8, 2011 in the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehab Center.  He was born December 19, 1928 in New Martinsville, WV, a son of the late Albert and Nell Riggenbach Blair. 

Clyde was a farmer and a retired employee of  CONALCO near Hannibal; he was also a member of Sunsbury Lodge #362.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Paul Blair, also by a son-in-law, Gene Marn.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Marjorie Kernen Blair; a daughter, Faye Marn; two sons, Steve (Karen) Blair and Keith (Connie) Blair, all of Beallsville;  two grandsons, Daniel and Devin Blair.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 1 to 3 PM and 7 to 9 PM at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 AM with Minister Keith Ball officiating. 

 Burial will follow in Beallsville Cemetery.  Masonic services will be conducted Sunday at 8:45 PM at the funeral home.

 

Blair, Pauline, T. Blair nee Riemenschneider

Source: Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, March 1, 2011 

Pauline T. Blair, 87, of 33555 Devoe Ridge Rd., Lewisville, Ohio, died Monday, February 28, 2011 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio. She was born in Woodsfield, Ohio on January 28, 1924, a daughter of the late Paul Raymond and Alta Wava Todd Riemenschneider.

She was a former employee of Riesbeck's Food Market, Woodsfield, Ohio; a member of Lewisville United Methodist Church, Lewisville, Ohio, where she was a member of the Ladies Circles, a member of the Order of Easter Star #268, Woodsfield, Ohio and a charter member of The V.F.W. Auxillary Post #5303, Woodsfield, Ohio. Pauline was also a member of the Past Presidents Organization of Ohio, a former jury commissioner in Monroe County, Ohio and a former member of the Board of the Monroe County Health Planning Council.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Floyd Blair on July 7, 1987; two brothers, James Frazier Riemenschneider and Harry Todd Riemenschneider; and two sisters, Ruth Weimer and Betty Cummings.

Surviving are one daughter: Beverly (Gary) Jones of Jerusalem, Ohio, one son: David (Susie) Blair of Lewisville, Ohio; five grandchildren: Jeffery (Vickie) Jones, Angela (Vaughn) Smith, Tiffany Majors, Adam Blair, Anna Blair; and eight great-grandchildren: Alexis, Hannah, Rebecca, Avery Rose, Quentin, Peyton, Brodrik, and Jayda.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 S.R. 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Richard Wilson and Rev. Frank Conley officiating. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio. Eastern Star services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 870 Michigan Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

 

Blake, Violet Blake, nee Harper

Source:  The Zanesville [Ohio] Times Recorder;  23 Jun 2011

        ZANESVILLE: Violet L. Blake, 66, of 516 Sheridan St. Zanesville, passed away at 10:10 am Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at Genesis Good Samaritan Medical Center.

        She was born January 19, 1945 in Zanesville. She was formerly employed by Frisch's Big Boy Restaurant and later with Daycare.

        She is survived by her mother Bernice L. Moore Harper of Zanesville, son Ralph (Marlene) Blake Jr. of Zanesville, daughters Valerie (Kenny) Worden of Zanesville, April (B.J.) Holzapfel of Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, and Janette Blake of Zanesville, brother William Harper of Georgia, sisters Leona Smith, Bernice Haines and Connie Watts all of Zanesville, 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

        She was preceded by her father Harry Harper, brothers, Harry J. and John Harper and granddaughter Kendra Worden.

        Friends may call from 6-8 pm Thursday and from 12 noon to 1:00 pm Friday at DeLong-Baker & Lanning Funeral Home where services will be held at 1:00 pm Friday with Evangelist Keith Kress officiating. Interment will be at St. Paul's Cemetery.

        To leave condolences or sign online guest book, please visit www.delongbakerlanning.com.

 

Bolen, Robert C. Bolen

Source: Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, February 22, 2011

Robert C. “Bob” Bolen, 77 of 52609 State Route 536, Hannibal, Ohio died Monday, February 21, 2011 at the Mound View Care Center, Moundsville, West Virginia. He was born at Sardis, Ohio on January 4, 1934, a son of the late Harold and Juanita Reynolds Bolen.

Bob was a retired security officer at the Ormet Corporation, Hannibal, Ohio; a United States Army veteran of the Korean War where he received 3 bronze service stars, a elite member of the D.A.V.; a member of VFW Post #6327 in Sistersville, West Virginia and a member of the Clarington Lodge #597 F.&A.M., Clarington, Ohio.

He enjoyed carpentry work and antique clock repair as a hobby.

Surviving are two sons: Roger Bolen of Orlando, Florida; Robert B. (Cindy) Bolen of Hannibal, Ohio; five grandchildren: Christy Bolen, Scott (Cassandra) Bolen, Todd (Nicole) Bolen, Joshua Bolen and Brandon Bolen; one great grandchild: Alinza Bolen.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Richard Wilson officiating.      Burial will follow in the Emma Grove Cemetery, Hannibal, Ohio with full military graveside services by the Sistersville V.F.W. Post #6327.

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

 

Book, Carl R. Book

Source: Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, April 18, 2011

BOOK, Carl R., 90, of Beallsville, died Sunday, April 17, 2011 in Barnesville Hospital. He was born November 20, 1920 on Mellott Ridge, near Beallsville, a son of the late John W. and Malissa Bolon Book.

Carl was a farmer, a retired employee of CONALCO near Hannibal, and he was a member of the Mellott Ridge Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Biles Book in 2007, one brother Russell Book, and two sisters Hazel Decker and Nellie Hendershot.

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Marlene Book; a grandson, Nathan Book and a granddaughter, Melinda Book all of Jerusalem.        Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m.      Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery.

 

Boston, Clinton Richard Boston

Source: Grisell Funeral Home, Sardis, Ohio, May 5, 2011

Boston, Clinton Richard, age 44, of Manassas, VA, formerly of Sardis, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at his home. He was born March 31, 1967 in Marietta, Ohio.

Clinton was a sheet metal worker in the construction business; and a Catholic by faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Boston, Sr. and John and Sandra Weber Bowen.

Survivors include a brother, Robert Boston Jr. of Marietta, Ohio; two sisters, Jill (David) Cox of Middlebourne, WV and Jeanna Boston of Sistersville, WV; a niece, Ashley Smith; and a nephew, Joshua Smith, both whom he loved dearly.

Family will receive friends on Monday from 5-7pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 1:00pm with Minister Dennis Mehaffie officiating.

Interment in Sardis Cemetery.

 

Bott, Charles E. Bott

Source: Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, January 20, 2011

Charles E. Bott, 89, of Marietta, passed away at 8:26 a.m. on Wednesday (Jan. 19, 2011) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Jan. 26, 1921, in Woodsfield, a son of Charles and Lula Mae Lucas Bott. He was a graduate of Woodsfield High School and had been employed by Kardex until his retirement. He was a member of Steel Workers Union 3241 and had held several offices and was a member of Sixth and Washington Church of Christ. He owned a camper and loved to travel.

His first wife, Mary Bott, passed away on Jan. 2, 1969. On Aug. 1, 1970, he married Ruth Burkhart Bott, who survives with one daughter, Beverly Bott Johnson and her husband, Tom; grandchildren, Brenda (Bert) Garvin and Jeff Johnson; great-grandchildren, Amanda (Shawn) Cozzens Robert Warden Jr., Emily and Zach Johnson; and great-great-granddaughter, Raylee Cozzens; stepchildren, Greg (Pearl) Goddard, Ronald (Diane) Goddard; stepgrandchildren, Marie Rea, Michelle Hadzima, and Bill and Chad (Mari) Goddard; and stepgreat-grandchildren, Ethan, Chandler and Braiden Goddard, Skylar Witlock.

In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Guy Bott; and stepgrandson, Scott Goddard.

Funeral services will be held on Friday (Jan. 21) at 1:30 p.m. at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Roger Rush officiating.

 Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today with family present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.mslfuneralhome.com.

 

Boughner, Harley E. Boughner

Source: Harper Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, February 16, 2011

Harley E. Boughner, 89, a resident of the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, and formerly of Jerusalem, died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at the Center.  He was born April 12, 1921 near Cameron, Ohio, a son of the late Stephen E. and Mary Jane Vaness Boughner. 

He was a retired employee of the former North American Coal #3 Mine near Dillies Bottom. 

Harley was a US Army Veteran of WWII, serving with the 46th Armored Infantry, 5th Armored Division, which participated in the D Day Invasion on Utah Beach.  He received a Purple Heart for wounds received during combat; he was also the recipient of the “Normandy Medal” which was awarded by the Veterans Administration.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Morris Boughner; a brother, Harold; two sisters, Amelia Lindenmeyer, and Doris Smith.

  Surviving are three daughters, Patricia (Rodney) Ray and Carol Fisher both of Beallsville, and Marcia Shriver of Jerusalem; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Matoszkia, Robert Ray, Jason Shriver, Kara Moats, and Lea Fisher; two great grandchildren, Carah Weber and Harley Moats; three sisters, Delores Dickson of Steinersville, Norma Jenewein of Barnesville, and Nora Dietz of McConnelsville; his special friend, Betty Jean Husk. 

Visitation will be Saturday from 5 to 8 PM at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville where funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 PM with Jeff Rich officiating. 

 Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery with full military honors by American Legion Post 768.  

 

Brague, Wanda E. Brague nee Moore

Source: Grisell Funeral Home, New Martinsville, West Virginia, June 2, 2011

Brague, Wanda E., age 90, of New Martinsville, WV, formerly of Clarington, OH, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at the Sistersville Center, Sistersville, WV.  She was born April 23, 1921 in New Matamoras, Ohio, the daughter of the late Jason Arthur and Bertha Ridgeway Moore.

Wanda was a retired bus driver for Switzerland of Ohio School District; a member of Clarington United Methodist Church; Order of Eastern Star #533, Clarington, where she was Past Matron; and was a volunteer at Wetzel County Hospital for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon E. Brague; and two sisters, Shirley Moore and Wadna Bishop.

Survivors include two sons, Duane (Linda) Brague of Powhatan Point, OH and Sheldon (Jo) Brague of Wadsworth, OH; two daughters, Sharon (Alfred) Nippert of New Martinsville, WV and Diana (Bryon) Abrigg of Wadsworth; a sister, Linda Mowery, and a step-brother, Daniel Roberts, both of Woodsfield, OH; five grandchildren, Neil (Christy) Brague, Tammy (Jackson) Simonds, Jason Brague, Josh Hendricks, and Nan El Hendricks; and nine great grandchildren.

  Family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Drive, Clarington, with Eastern Star services at 7::00 pm and where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00am with Rev. Richard Wilson officiating.

  Interment in Clarington Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Clarington United Methodist Church, 106 Church Street, Clarington, OH  43915.

  Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com.

 

Briggs, Elizabeth Diane Briggs, nee Tebault

Source:  Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, Norfolk, VA; April 2011 [ONLINE]

        Elizabeth Diane Briggs, 74, of the 1300 block of Carlton Court, Norfolk, VA, died April 11, 2011. She was born in Norfolk, VA and was the daughter of the late Francis and Elizabeth Tebault.

        Diane was preceded in death by her husband, CPO Delmer Briggs, USN (Ret.).

        She was a very active member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, the Red Hat Society and the Gold Coast Wives Club.     Diane is survived by her brother, Stephen Tebault and wife Mary of Virginia Beach, VA, their two daughters, Stephanie Hobaugh and husband John, and their children, Jacob Stephen and Sophie Jordan of Midlothian, VA and Julie Stone and husband Tom of Virginia Beach, VA; a sister, Claudia Hawkins of South Carolina; two nieces, Linda Gardner and Dawn Higdon and husband Bruce; a nephew, Bryan Briggs; two great nieces, Meghan Chapman and Kaitlyn Gardner; and two great nephews, Jason Brule and Jeffery Brule.

        A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at St. Pius X Catholic Church by Rev. Fr. Venancio Balarote, Jr. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.

 

Briggs, Marcella Eileen Briggs nee Truax

Source: Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, May 2, 2011

Marcella Eileen Briggs, age 84 of Ashland, Ohio, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Crystal Care of Ashland. On April 18, 1927 in Benwood, W.VA., Mrs. Briggs was born to the late Marcella Speece Truax and John F. Truax.

 She had been a resident and homemaker in Ashland Co. since 1952 and a member of the Church of Christ.

On April 15, 1944, Mrs. Briggs married Raymond A. Briggs who preceded her in death in 1989. She is survived by a daughter, Shirley (Ron) Zickefoose; 3 sons: Raymond T. (Sandi) Briggs, Tim (Lori) Briggs both of Ashland, OH, and John (Denise) Briggs of Rye, CO.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Marlene Butts of Beallsville, OH.

Mrs. Briggs was also preceded in death by her mother, Marcella Truax in 1989, her step-father John F. Truax in 1966, and brothers, William C. Butts and Robert "Tom" H. Butts.

Services will be held 11:00am Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Heyl Funeral Home, 227 Broad St., Ashland, OH., with Russell Hawthorne officiating. Interment will be at Ashland Co. Memorial Park. Friends may visit with the family Tuesday evening 6:00 to 8:00 pm. at the funeral home. An online register book is available for those who can not attend the visitation or service at www.heylfuneralhome

 

Bright, Kenneth W. Bright

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, April 13, 2011

Kenneth W. Bright, age 73 of Graysville, Ohio died Tuesday April 12, 2011 at his home.  He was born in Monroe County Ohio November 16, 1937 a son of the late Gladys Bright.

There will be no visitation.  

Interment at the convenience of the family.

 

Brocklehurst, C. Maxine Brocklehurst nee Bumgardner

Source: Times Leader, Martins Ferry, April 3, 2011

BROCKLEHURST, C. Maxine, 93, of Warnock, Ohio, died Friday, April 1, 2011 in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling.She was born in Jacobsburg, Ohio on September 22, 1917, daughter of the late Earl and Esther Belle Street Bumgardner.

Maxine was a former employee of the United States Postal Service at Warnock; she was a member of the Warnock Community Church and served on the Belmont County Board of Elections.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Brocklehurst; two brothers, Ewing and Clark Bumgardner and a sister, Willa Bumgardner.

She is survived by her 3 sons, Fred J. (Linda) Brocklehurst, William (Cindy) Brocklehurst and Richard (Joyce) Brocklehurst all of Warnock, Ohio. Maxine was the perfect grandma to her 5 grandchildren, Dr. William (Dr. Stacey Brown-) Brocklehurst of Glenshaw, Pa., Lisa (Dan) Panepucci and Fred A. (Heather) Brocklehurst both of St. Clairsville, Pam Brocklehurst of Pittsfield, Vermont and Richard B. Brocklehurst of Warnock; 8 great grandchildren, Devin, Dylan, Damon, Domenic and Derrick Panepucci, Alex and Katie Brocklehurst and Abby Brocklehurst; 3 sisters, Rachel Gruneau of Cleveland, Nancy Morris of Cumberland, Ohio and Vida Cowgill of Cambridge, Ohio; and special friend Joe.

Family and friends will be received at Toothman Funeral Home in St. Clairsville on Monday from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. with Rev. Diane Jefchak officiating. Burial will follow in Warnock Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Warnock Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 53, Glencoe, OH 43928.

 

Brooks, Darlene L. Brooks

Source: Toothman Funeral Home, Jacobsburg, Ohio, August 13, 2011

BROOKS, Darlene L., 55, of Jacobsburg, died Friday, August 12, 2011 at Belmont Community Hospital. She was born in Bellaire on July 21, 1956, daughter of the late Lawrence and Betty Brunner Brooks.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Virgil “Evan” Brandon.

Surviving are 3 brothers, Don Brunner of Columbus, Eddie (Madelyn) Brooks of Powhatan Point and Earl (Janice “Pie”) Brooks of Jacobsburg; 3 sisters, Nancy (Bill) Graham of Jacobsburg, Mary (Sammy) Baker of Powhatan Point and Delores “Boo” (Levi) Haslam of Clarington; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Family and friends will be received at Toothman Funeral Home in Jacobsburg on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held on Monday at Noon.

Burial will follow in Armstrong Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Brown, Charlene R. “Mike” Brown, nee Goodballet

Source:  The Salem [Ohio] News; March 14, 2011

        SALEM - Charlene R. "Mike" Brown, 79, of Salem, passed away Saturday morning, March 12, 2011 at her home.

        She was born March 2, 1932 in Alliance, Ohio, the daughter of the late Donald F. and Gladys (Pettit) Goodballet.

        Before her retirement in 1985, she had worked for Clark Pulley in Lisbon as an arc welder for 21 years.

        Her husband, Merlin J. Brown Sr., whom she married August 30, 1947, preceded her in death February 20, 1997. Two brothers, Wayne F. and George Goodballet; a sister, Dona Jean Baker; and a grandson, Joseph, also preceded her in death.

        Survivors include a daughter, Nancy (Richard) Lippiatt of Salem; sons, Merlin (Jake) Brown Jr. of Lisbon and Donald J. Brown of Damascus; stepson, Richard A. Brown of Hawley, Pennsylvania; eleven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

        Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor John Pierce officiating. No calling hours will be held. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park.

 

Brown, Katherine L. “Kay” Brown nee Patch

Source: Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, August 13, 2011

Katherine L. "Kay," 72, of Dilles Bottom, Shadyside, Ohio, died Sunday, August 7, 2011 at her home. She was born April 6, 1939 in Glen Robbins, Ohio, a daughter of the late Anton and Irene Kuhn Patch.

Kay was a homemaker, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Bellaire, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Jean Bell and Patricia Croxton; one brother, Alex "Sonny" Patch; and her boyfriend, Fred Blumling.

Surviving are her four children, DeAnna (Starling) Boston of Jacobsburg, Ohio, Mark (Julie) Brown of Shadyside, Steve (Stacey) Brown of Bellaire, and Theresa (Alan) Hartley of Moundsville, W.Va.; her granddaughter and caregiver, Heather Lamp of Shadyside; grandson and caregiver, Ronnie Lamp of Jacobsburg; one sister, Marjorie (Delmas) McVay of Powhatan Point, Ohio; and one brother, Anthony (MaryLou) Patch of Beallsville, Ohio; 10 grand children; 11 great-grand children and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, 441 37th St., Bellaire, Ohio on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Fr. Samuel R. Saprano officiating.

Interment in the Powhatan Cemetery in Powhatan Point.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shadyside Fire Department and Emergency Squad Association, 4210 Central Ave., Shadyside, OH 43947.

 

Brown, Larry J. Brown

Source: Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, March 16, 2011

BROWN, Larry Jay, 63, of Jerusalem, passed away Monday, March 14, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born August 6, 1947 in Barnesville, a son of the late Floyd and Esther Groves Brown.

He was an employee of the Monroe County Care Center, a member of the Bush Church of Christ and also attended the Beallsville Church of Christ.

Larry was a member of the Monroe County Horsemen Association and enjoyed participating in wagon trains with his many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sons, Jay and Terry Brown, two sisters, Evelyn Ward and Ruth Ann Lucas, an infant brother, Raymond Brown; also a nephew, Eugene Ward.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Sondra Riley Brown; two daughters, Tina (Scott) Clark of Ozark and Jayda (Buck) Baker of Barnesville; a daughter-in- law, Bonnie Brown of Bellaire; his step-mother, Geraldine Brown of Jerusalem; his grandchildren, Caitlin Brown, Josh Clark, Darren (Bradli) Baker, Ryan, and Karlie Baker, David (Crystal) Otto, Darek Otto, Stacy (Ed) Bradac and their children, Tiffanie, Danielle, and Evan; a great-granddaughter, Bryndalynn Rose Baker; two step-brothers, John Groves and Nattie Groves, also several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-9 p.m. at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m.

Burial follows in the Bush Cemetery near Malaga.

 

Brown, Lisa R. Brown

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, January 22, 2011

Lisa R. Brown, age 49, of Antioch, Ohio died Friday January 21, 2011 at the Wetzel County Hospital New Martinsville, West Virginia.  She was born in Sistersville, West Virginia April 2, 1961 a daughter of Paul V. & Marian Sue Busche Brown of (Trail Run) Sardis, Ohio.

Lisa was a member of St. Paul’s Church Trail Run, and had worked for the GMN Neighborhood Service Center in Woodsfield.  She was also a volunteer for the Midway Community Center and was a volunteer and cook for the Midway Senior Citizens.    

Preceded in death by her grandparents; Floyd & Belle Rosenlieb Brown, and Raymond Busche.

In addition to her parents she is survived by one son; Jason Brown of Antioch, one brother; Darrin Brown of Hannibal, Ohio, two sisters; Paula Canter of London, Ohio, and Gina Brown of Columbus, Ohio, and her grandmother; Florine Huffman Busche of Trail Run.

Friends received from 6 - 8 p.m. Sunday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio and from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Services at 11 a.m. Monday January 24, 2011 with Rev. Alfred Bingenheimer  officiating. 

 Interment in the St. Paul’s Church Trail Run Cemetery near Antioch, Ohio.  

 

Brown, Mark R. Brown

Source:  Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio; May 2011

Mark R. Brown

(September 12, 1979 - May 18, 2011)

        Mark R. Brown, 31, of 33480 S.R. 260, Graysville, Ohio died Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

        He was born at Bellaire, Ohio on September 12, 1979, a son of the late Richard Brown and Margaret Mahler.

        Surviving are three daughters: Alexis Brown, Haley Brown, both of Lewisville, Ohio, Kaitlynn Armstrong of Graysville, Ohio; one son, Kurtis Armstrong of Graysville, Ohio; two half-sisters, Lisa Mehler and Tina Mehler, both of Woodsfield, Ohio; one uncle, Harry Mehler of Antioch, Ohio, close friend, Vanessa Armstrong of Graysville, Ohio.

        There will be no visitation or service. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Brown, Martha Jane Brown nee Riley

Source: Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, Ohio, November 12, 2011

Martha Jane Brown, 67, of Beallsville died Friday, November 11, 2011 in Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, West Virginia. She was born March 7, 1944 near Kingwood, West Virginia, a daughter of the late James and Stella Sypolt Riley.

She was a lover of all animals, especially her Chihuahuas and her cats and she enjoyed feeding birds.

 In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by a son, Larry Kisner, also by a sister.

Surviving are her husband of 38 years, Daniel Brown; six children, Jane Smouse, Sharon Brown, Virginia Ann Alabran, Edna Price, Linda Gatten, and Sally May; two step-daughters, Belinda and Debra Brown; 25 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.

Friends and family may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 AM with Jeff Rich officiating.

Burial will follow in Beallsville Cemetery.

 

Brown, Norma Lou Brown nee Martin

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, March 8, 2011

Norma Lou Martin Brown, age 85, of Woodsfield, Ohio died Monday March 7, 2011 at the Woodsfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  She was born February 23, 1926 at the family home near Laings, Ohio, a daughter of the late Arthur & Edna Stephens Martin.

She graduated from Green Local High School at Laings in 1943, and attended Bliss Business College in Columbus. In January of 1944 at the family home, she was married to Gerald R. Brown who had one more year to serve in the U.S. Army at Stockton, California.  They spent their first year of married life there.  Upon returning home they both attended and graduated from the Philadelphia School of the Bible in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after which together they served small churches in Ohio.

Norma was a member of the Neuhart Baptist Church near Woodsfield and in later years attended the Laings & Woodsfield Churches of Christ.

Norma had no children but was influential in many young lives through church, 4-H, and other groups.  Many remained in close contact over the years and Karen Matthews of Columbus who was especially dear to her.

Preceded in death by her husband; Gerald R. Brown, and one brother; Dean E. Martin.

She is survived by two sisters; Ruth (Bernard) Spence of Marietta, Ohio, and Lois (Robert) Kenney near Laings, Ohio, Three sisters-in-law; Nada Martin of Stow, Ohio, Jean Brown of Sardis, Ohio, and Edith Brown of Woodsfield, also several nieces and nephews whom she treated as her own children.

Friends received from 2 - 4 & 6 – 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday March 10, 2011 with Norma’s nephew Stephen Kenney officiating.  

Interment in the Unity Baptist Church Cemetery near Antioch, Ohio.

 

Brown, Robert H. Brown Sr.

Source: Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, February 10, 2011

Robert H. Brown Sr., 76, of the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, Ohio, died Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at the center. He was born at Carlisle, Ohio on July 27, 1934, a son of the late Ellis and Bernetta Kinnen Brown.

He was a retired inspector at the Ormet Corp., Hannibal, Ohio; a member of the former St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lewisville, Ohio; a member of the Knights of Columbus; a former Little League coach and a former president of the Omal Credit union. After his retirement, Bob moved to Holly Hill, S.C. where he enjoyed volunteering with high school sports and helping the elderly in the community. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and carpentry work.

Surviving are his children: Renee (Kirk) Ogden of Marietta, Ohio, Tammie Brown Schaber of Blacklick, Ohio, Bobby H. (Jan) Brown Jr. of Fredonia, NY, Mark (Joyce) Brown of Marion, Ohio, Preston (Dani) Brown of Canton, Ohio, Lee Ann (Matt) Carpenter of Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, a cousin, Shelba Wills of Woodsfield, Ohio, eight grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren.

There will be no visitation.

A memorial mass will be held at a later date at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, Ohio.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe County Care Center, 47045 Moore Ridge Rd., Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Brown, Ruth Virginia Brown nee Lashley

Source: Heyl Funeral Home, Ashland, Ohio, December 28, 2011

Ruth Virginia Lashley Brown, age 92 of Voorhees, N.J., passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at the Kresson View Center in New Jersey. On September 14, 1919 in Powhatten Point, OH., Mrs. Brown was born to the late William B. and Minnie (Heckman) Lashley.

She had resided in Ashland for over 50 years being employed at the Star Telephone Co., Ashland Rubber Co., an elementary school cafeteria cashier, and as a voluntary tutor. Mrs. Brown had been a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and graduated salutatorian from Savannah High School in 1937. She moved with her husband and son to Melbourne, Fla. in 1969 and relocated to New Jersey in 2010.

On July 3, 1940, Mrs. Brown married Chester L. Brown who preceded her in death July 1, 1977. She is survived by one daughter, Jorja (Nathaniel) Igbanol of Wilmington, DE.; one son, R. Douglas (Kathleen) Brown of Florida; grandchildren: Ryan Igbanol, Tara Igbanol, Kyle Brown, Cody Harrelson, Brittney Harrelson; and nieces and nephews: Duane Benton, Donald Benton, Dale Ramsay, Bill Ramsay, and Betty Knee. Mrs. Brown was also preceded in death by two sisters: Mary Benton and Velma Ramsay both of Savannah, OH.

A graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Savannah Cemetery with Pastor Don Earlenbaugh officiating. Heyl Funeral Home, 227 Broad St., Ashland, OH., 44805 assisted the family with arrangements. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Life Choice Hospice, 200 Campbell Drive, Suite 203, Willingboro, N.J. 08046.

 

Brown, Tammy K. Brown nee Quinn

Source: Grisell Funeral Home, New Martinsville, West Virginia, December 9, 2011

Brown, Tammy K. Quinn, age 46, of New Martinsville, WV, died Thursday, December 8, 2011 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. She was born October 31, 1965 in Great Bend, Kansas, the daughter of Terry and Linda Longwell Quinn of New Martinsville.

Tammy was a pharmaceutical technician in the Pharmacy Department at Walmart in New Martinsville; and a Protestant by faith.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Allen Quinn.

In addition to her parents, survivors include her husband, Tim Brown; two stepsons, Tyler Brown of Worthington, Ohio and Derek Brown of Beallsville, Ohio; a brother, Tony Quinn of New Martinsville; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Monday from 4 p.m. until time of funeral service at 7 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville, with Pastor David Snyder officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Tammy K. Quinn Brown Memorial Fund c/o Robert Tim Brown, Bayer HFCU RR1, Box 12 Proctor, WV 26055.

       Burial follows in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove.

 

Bulkowski, Larry D. Bulkowski

Source:  hgmackfuneralhome.com; July 2011

        Larry D. Bulkowski, 56, of Bloomville, OH, passed away Wednesday evening, July 6, 2011 at his residence.

        On April 26, 1955, he was born in Tiffin, Ohio to Lawrence Joy Bulkowski, who survives in Fostoria, OH & Dolores Hays, who survives in Tiffin. He married Vicky Ratliff on December 7, 1987 in Tiffin, Ohio and she survives.

        Larry is survived by his parents, wife, 2 daughters; Kisha Ratliff of Bloomville, OH and Amber Bulkowski of Tiffin, OH; grandson, Eligh Hurst; granddaughters, Nevaeh Peck & Mia Botton; a soon to be granddaughter; 3 brothers, Myron Douglas Bulkowski of Taft, CA, Jeffrey P. Bulkowski and Robert E. Nicks both of Tiffin, OH; 3 sisters, Kelly (Floyd) Slay of Pigeon Forge, TN, Kim (Danny) Valle of Covena, CA; Maria Scolfield of Lancaster, CA; and his best friend, Sanford “Beeper” Mullins of Tiffin, Ohio.

        He was preceded in death by his grandparents, sister, Cindy Tovares, father-in-law, mother-in-law and brother-in-law.

        Larry served in the U.S. Marine Corp. and enjoyed fishing, working in the yard, listening to music, detailing cars and keeping things neat and tidy. He was an avid Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeye Fan and loved spending time with his family; especially with his grandson, Eligh.

        Visitation will be Monday, July 11, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883, (419)447-2424.

        Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

        Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.

 

Bunting, William Paul Bunting

Source: Grisell Funeral Home; 18 Jan 2011

        William Paul "Bill", age 61 of RD#3, Moundsville, WV died Monday, January 17, 2011 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, WV.

        He was born February 21, 1949 in Glen Dale, the son of the late Edward and Estella Blake Bunting.

        He was an employee of Horner's Oil & Gas production; a Methodist by faith; and he loved golf, the dog track, hunting and fishing.

        Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Cathy L. Bunting; three children, William Paul, II (Betty) Bunting of Washington, PA, Kristie (Sidney) McWilliams, and Michael Todd (Stephanie Duncan) Bunting, all of Jacksonville, FL; five grandchildren, William Jesse (Michelle) Bunting of Frankfort, KY, Joshua Paul Bunting, Patricia Lynn Houston, Gavin Michael Bunting, and Austin Caleb Bunting, all of Jacksonville; six siblings, Carolyn Fletcher, James Bunting, Twila McDiffitt, George Bunting, Larry Bunting, and Sherry Kuster; his mother-in-law, Patricia Lucas of Moundsville; several nieces and nephews including his special nephew and niece, as well as his employers, Johnny and Theresa Horner.

        Family will receive friends on Friday from 12noon until time of Memorial Service at 1pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville with Pastor Gary Henthorne officiating.

        Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

        Memorial contributions may be made to Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, Moundsville.

 

Burkhart, Bertha L. Burkhart nee Christman

Source: Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, September 8, 2011

         Bertha L. Burkhart, 90, of Woodsfield, Ohio, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, September 7, 2011.  She was born May 28, 1921 to George M. and Celia M. Burkhart Christman.  

         She grew up on the family farm near Miltonsburg, and graduated from Woodsfield High School in 1939. 

         A devout Catholic all her life, Bertha was a member of both St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Miltonsburg, and St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield.  She sang in the choir at both churches.  Everyone who knew her can remember hearing a song either sung or whistled from her lips.  

         She experienced many difficulties and tragedies during her life, but her faith always sustained her.  She prayed the rosary every day, and the list of those she prayed for during her long life could fill volumes.  She loved music and dancing.  

         Always one to speak her mind, Bertha was a regular contributor to newspaper letters to the editor, and wrote several accounts of community and family events from her early life.  She also researched and compiled numerous genealogy books.  

          While in high school she met the love of her life, Michael N. Burkhart, with whom she sent letters back and forth while he was a student at The Ohio State University.  Their dates always included ice cream.  They were married October 15, 1941 in St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Columbus, and shared over 53 wonderful years of marriage.  Throughout her life, she always put the needs of her family before her own.  Bertha knew the value of a strong work ethic, and passed it on to her children and grandchildren. She loved farm life and raising livestock with her beloved Michael.  During her lifetime, she canned thousands of quarts of fruits and vegetables, and cooked more meals than can be determined for her large family.   

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Rebecca, grandson Aaron Seesan, brother, Clarence Christman, and sisters Estella Baker, Leora Claus, infant sister Melinda and an infant brother. 

She is survived by her children, Chester (Janet) Burkhart of Columbus, Ohio, Michael (Judy) Burkhart of Marion, Ohio, Daniel (Marianne) Burkhart of Marion, Ohio, Stephen (Diane) Burkhart of Woodsfield, Ohio, Chiquita (Thomas) Seesan of Massillon, Ohio, Damian ( and friend Sabine) Burkhart of Blacklick, Ohio, Jennifer (Jack) London of McLean, Virginia,  Jane (Steve) Breece of Hilliard, Ohio, Lisa (Mark) Larey of Royal, Arkansas, Carol (Gerard) Hess of Columbus, Ohio, Edie (Paul) Busby of Delaware, Ohio, 25 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.     

            Bertha’s family will greet friends on Friday September 9th from 2:00–4:00 pm, and 6:00–9:00 pm at Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.  

            The funeral liturgy with Mass will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Miltonsburg, Ohio with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik as the celebrant.  

            Vigil services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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

 

Burkhart, Nira E. Burkhart nee Martin

Source: Watters Funeral Home Woodsfield, Ohio, February 11, 2011

Nira E. Burkhart, 73, of 37179 S.R. 260, Sycamore Valley, Ohio died Friday, February 11, 2011 at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

She was born near Sycamore Valley, Ohio on April 30, 1937, a daughter of the late Arlie and Nettie Anderson Martin.

She was a homemaker and a sheep farmer. She was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Church near Graysville, Ohio. She enjoyed helping out at the Bethel Community Center, Marr, Ohio and also enjoyed piecing quilts.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Zaile Martin and a nephew, Stephen Martin.

Surviving are her husband, Robert N. Burkhart whom she married on October 12, 1957; three daughters: Twila (Bob) Dougherty of Lewisville, Ohio, Judy (Nathan) Moyer of Belmont, Ohio, Barb Hart of Sycamore Valley, Ohio; five grandchildren: Adam (Jaime) Dougherty, Samantha (Adam) Farnsworth, Kelly Dougherty, Robby Hart, and Olivia Moyer; two great-grandchildren: Corbin and Isabella Farnsworth, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 S.R. 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday with Keith Jones officiating.

Burial will follow in the Creighton Ridge Cemetery near Sycamore Valley, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Community Center, c/o Irene Clift, 31001 Little Injun Rd., Lower Salem Ohio 45745.

 

Burlingame, John A. Burlingame

Source:  The Intelligencer/Wheeling [West Virginia] News Register; 28 Feb 2011  [online]

        BURLINGAME, John A., 82, of New Martinsville, died Sunday, February 27, 2011, at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville.

        He was born May 8, 1928, in New Martinsville, the son of the late John A. and Blanche Allen Burlingame.

        John was a retired Building Contractor, he attended the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, New Martinsville. He was a past member of the New Martinsville Rotary Club, past commander of the New Martinsville Yacht Club in 1964 and was active in Cancer Awareness.

        John was a kind and gentile person, known by all; he always talked to children about his speaking device.

        In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Loretta Willis Burlingame.

        Survivors include his wife, Pamela Liniger Burlingame; three daughters, Benita (Fred) Knuth of Fort Myers, Fla., Carol (Paul) Buck and Dana (Mark) Martin, both of New Martinsville; one step-son, John (Lisa) Wiggins of Surprise, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Autumn (Rich) Espinoza, Cynthia (Nigel) Church, Jillian Pavlik, Taylor Pavlik and Tanner Martin; a great-granddaughter, Ava; three sisters, Mary Jo Burton, Linda (Bob) Roberts and Naoma Jones, all of New Martinsville; and several nieces and nephews.

        The family will receive friends on Monday from 6-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Sean Smith officiating.

Interment in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville.

 

Busche, Doris Florine Busche nee Huffman

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, May 12, 2011

Doris Florine Busche, age 96, of the Trail Run community died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, Ohio where she had resided since July 31, 2006.  She was born in Noble County, Ohio on October 16, 1914 the daughter of the late Archie and Daisy (Hupp) Huffman.

On July 3, 1936 she was united in marriage to Charles Raymond Busche who preceded her in death on December 23, 2002.  Also preceding her in death was a sister, Kathleen (Huffman) Tuel and granddaughter Lisa Brown. 

Following her marriage to Raymond, she became a member of St. Paul’s Church Trail Run and remained so until her death.  She was active in the women’s group and the Christian education of young people through Sunday School and Bible School.  She loved music and was given the gift of a beautiful soprano voice to lead singing when she had the opportunity.  

She is survived by a daughter, Marian Sue (Paul) Brown of Trail Run, son Richard (Elizabeth) Busche of Smithville, Ohio; three grandchildren, Paula (Harry) Canter of London, Ohio, Gina Brown of Columbus, Ohio, Darrin (Andrea) Brown of Hannibal, Ohio and two step-grandsons Kevin Guthrie of  Gleneden Beach, Oregon, and Keith Guthrie of  Thibodaux, Louisiana; seven great-grandchildren, Jason Brown; Susannah and Noelle Canter; Alexandria, Adrianna, Nicholas and Zachary Brown.  Two nieces, Linda (Tuel) MacMichael and Jane Ann (Tuel) Nelson.

Florine was a faithful Christian woman who devoted her life to caring for the needs of others whether it be family members or the community.  From a small thing to a great undertaking, she had no greater fulfillment than to help someone in need.  She had a talent for being an organizer and leader of groups striving to improve the community.  Florine was an avid supporter of the Perry Township High School (Antioch) alumni and officer of the Ladies of the Antioch Fire Department.  At one time she served on the board of the Monroe County Health Department.  From 1966-1979 she was the head cook at Midway Elementary School.  She also held membership in Antioch Extension Homemakers club and Midway Senior Citizens.

Friends received from 2 - 8 p.m. Saturday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio and from 1 p.m. until time of Funeral Services at 2 p.m. Sunday May 15, 2011 at St. Paul’s Church Trail Run with Rev. Alfred Bingenheimer officiating.  

Interment in the St. Paul’s Church Cemetery near Antioch, Ohio. 

 

Buzard, Jerry Brian Buzard

Source: Courier Express, DuBois, Pennsylvania, November 8, 2011

       Jerry Brian Buzard, 55, Route 36, Brookville, died Monday at his residence.

Born Sept. 13, 1956, in Brookville, he was a son of the late John and Francis Yenoskey Buzard. He was married to Sharon Louise Huntsman Feb. 17, 1984, in Brookville. She survives.

       A self-employed painter, he enjoyed gardening and hunting and was an avid outdoorsman. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his family.

       He is also survived by two daughters, Desorae Buzard Ohler, Brookville, and Misty Buzard, Columbus, Ohio; one stepson, Sam Chambers, Battle Creek, Mich.; four brothers: Paul Buzard of Brookville, Larry Buzard of DuBois, Dennis Buzard of Emlenton and Richard Buzard of Brookville; three sisters: Nancy Hepler of Ohl, Francis Dinger of Broadway, N.C., and Patricia Mineweaser of Brookville; nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bob and Donald Buzard.

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BUZARD: Jerry Brian, Route 36, Brookville, died Nov. 7, 2011. Friends will be received from noon-1 p.m. Thursday at McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with LeRoy Hepler officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Windy Hill, Rose Township, Jefferson County. Memorial donations may be made to DuBois Regional Medical Center, Hahne Cancer Center, PO Box 447, DuBois, PA 15801.

 

Camden, Wilbert Earl “Russ” Camden

Source: Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, November 10, 2011

LOWER SALEM - Wilbert Earl "Russ" Camden, 80, of Lower Salem, died Tuesday (Nov. 8, 2011) at his home. He was born April 26, 1931, in Lebanon, Ohio, to John V. and Fay Lucas Camden.

Russ was a 1949 graduate of Salem Liberty High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Korea, serving from September of 1951 to September of 1953. Russ had worked as a heavy equipment operator through Local #18, Operating Engineers. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, a life member of American Legion, Post #64 and VFW #5108, and was involved with the Washington County Historical Society.

Russ is survived by his wife, Lou Anne Schilling Camden, they were married Feb. 17, 1955, also by two daughters, Patsy McKinney (Scott) of Venetia, Pa., Joyce Ribble (Eric) of Baltimore, Ohio; a son, James Camden of Whipple; seven grandchildren, Krista Clear (Kevin), Brian Ribble (Casey), Brent Ribble, Bradley Butler (Carolyn Jennings), Gregory Butler (Nadine Boiano), Robbie McKinney, and Philip Camden; three great-grandchildren, Camden, Anna, and Lidia; two sisters, Jean Zimmerman of Caldwell and Evelyn Walters of Lower Salem; and one brother, Robert Camden (Glenda) of Whipple.

His funeral service will be held at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home on Friday (Nov. 11, 2011) at 1 p.m., with the Rev. David Huffman officiating.

Friends may call today from 2 to 8 p.m. There will be a Vigil Service at 3 p.m. today. Burial will be in Our Lady of Mercy Church Cemetery in Lowell, with full military honors.

Donations may be made to Marietta Hospice, 210 N. Seventh St., Suite 400, Marietta 45750 or a charity of the donor's choice. Cawley & Peoples offers online condolences by visiting our website.

 

Carpenter, Doris E. Carpenter

Source: Ashland Gazette, Ashland, Ohio, August 12, 2011

Doris E. Carpenter, 75 , of Ashland died Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Hospice of N. Central Ohio. She was born September 24, 1935 in Monroe County to Clyde and Grace (Covey) Longden and had been a resident of Ashland County for the past sixty-five years.

She was a homemaker and also worked part-time in the mailroom at the Times-Gazette. She was a member of the Eagles #2175.

On June 13, 1953, Doris married Kenny Carpenter who survives. Also surviving are three daughters Cynthia (Harold) Adams, Pamela (Clair) Lindecamp and Denise Klier all of Ashland and one son Mark (Tina) Carpenter of Ashland, 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister Janet (Clarence) Jackson of Greenwich and two brothers Clyde Longden, Jr. of Ashland and Dale (Lisa) Longden of Tacoma, Washington.

She was preceded by her parents, six sisters Thelma Briggs, Virginia Carpenter, Dorothy Tester, Norma White, Ruby Roberts and Mary Streit and two brothers Raymond Longden and Homer Longden.

Services will be held at Heyl Funeral Home, 227 Broad Street, Ashland, Ohio on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 10:00 am with Tom McFadden officiating. Internment will follow the service at Ashland County Memorial Park.

Friends may visit with the family Monday, August 15, 2011 from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of N. Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, Ohio 44805

 

Carpenter, Joyce A. Carpenter nee Douglass

Source: Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, October 21, 2011

CARPENTER, Joyce A., 72, of Barnesville, Ohio, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Barnesville Hospital. She was born December 21, 1938 in Barnesville, a daughter of the late Charles K. Douglass and Sara E. "Libby" Lallathin Douglass

Joyce was retired from the former Campus Shirt Factory of Barnesville. She later worked with Mrs. White. Joyce also worked with the Belmont County Election Board for many years. An avid bingo player, another favorite pastime was talking on the CB radio, where she was known as "Lady Hillbilly". She was a former Barnesville Band Booster, and a member of the Barnesville Main St. United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a special son, Preston Scott Nation and her bingo buddy, Mary Bishop.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Arthur Carpenter. She and Arthur had just celebrated their 50th anniversary on October 7. Also survived by her son, Allen Carpenter of Barnesville, a special nephew, Christian C. Carpenter, a brother, Charles R. Douglass of Akron, several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Kelly-Kemp- Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main Street, Barnesville, OH, where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m.

 Burial follows in Holly Memorial Gardens, Colerain, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Belmont County Animal Rescue League.

 

Carpenter, Lawrence G. Carpenter

Source: Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, March 14, 2011

CARPENTER, Lawrence G., 84, of Barnesville, Ohio, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011, at Barnesville Health Care Center. He was born February 16, 1927, near Batesville, Ohio, a son of the late Daniel Carpenter and Mary Kuhn Carpenter.

Lawrence retired from the former Carpenter's Sunoco of Barnesville, and was a life-long farmer. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a member of the Barnesville American Legion and the Ohio Valley Cattleman's Association.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Blanchard Carpenter; a half- sister, Lou Purr; and two half- brothers, Paul and Robert Bischof.

Surviving are his wife, Catherine Nelson Carpenter; daughters, Mary Skomrock of Galion, Ohio, and Julie (James) Helmke of Napolean, Ohio; sons, Larry Carpenter of the home, Robert Carpenter of Barnesville, and William (Barbara) Carpenter of Flushing, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main St., Barnesville, OH, where services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Burial in Crestview Cemetery, Barnesville. Belmont County Council, American Legion will have military services Wednesday at 10:45 a.m.

 

Carpenter, Mickey M. Carpenter

Source: Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, Ohio, July 20, 2011

Mickey M. Carpenter, 54, of 614 Cross St., Summerfield, Ohio died Tuesday, July 19, 2011 upon arrival at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Cambridge, Ohio. He was born at Barnesville, Ohio on October 22, 1956, a son of the late Allen Burdette "Smucker" and Leah Louisa Leach Carpenter.

Mick was a truck driver for G-R Contracting (Gary Rubel) with twenty-eight years of service; a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Carlisle, Ohio where he was a member of the Holy Name Society, and was a member of the Summerfield Volunteer Fire Dept., Summerfield, Ohio.

He enjoyed spoiling his grandson Jerrason Joseph "Huck" Harmon, traveling with his wife to the Amish country and Walt Disney vacations, and spending quality time with his daughters and son-in-law. Everyone in his family was very special to him in their own way.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Melody Ann Warner and Marsha Lynn Baker; two nephews, Rick Dimmerling and Jason Hines; and one great nephew, Tyler Carpenter Cobb.

Surviving are his wife, Diane C. Thompson Carpenter whom he married on June 17, 1978; two daughters, Akerrius Dee "Kerri" (Jason Joseph) Harmon of Caldwell, Ohio, Annika Nicole (Nikki) Carpenter of the home; two brothers, Lloyd (Peggy) Carpenter of Summerfield, Ohio, Jeffery (Marcia) Carpenter of Sarahsville, Ohio; one sister, Linda (Bill) Warner of Summerfield, Ohio; two brothers-in-law Virgil (Jane) Thompson, Frank Warner, both of Summerfield, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Darlene (Marvin) Dimmerling of Summerfield, Ohio, twenty-four nieces and nephews, fifty-three great nieces and nephew, two great-great nieces, whom he loved very much.

Friends will be received at the Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, 202 Main St., Summerfield, Ohio from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Funeral liturgy with mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Carlisle, Ohio with Fr. Wayne Morris as the celebrant.

Interment will follow in the St.Michael Catholic Cemetery.

Vigil services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Carter, Angel Shaneyney Carter

Source: Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, August 30, 2011

Angel Shaneyney Carter, stillborn daughter of Stacey Lynn Robbins Kirkbride and Joseph Eugene Carter Jr. of Marietta, Ohio died August 29, 2011 at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

Surviving in addition to her parents are maternal grandparents, Mike and Jo Ann Robbins of Woodsfield, Ohio; paternal grandparents Joseph Sr. and Angela Kay Carter of Marr, Ohio; maternal great grandparents Claude and Elnora Cochran of Lewisville, Ohio; paternal great grandparents Jasper and Shelva Bennett and Joseph and Joann Carter; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

She was preceded in death by a sister.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday at the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio with Keith Jones officiating.

Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio 

 

Christman, Brian Keith Christman

Source:  The Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio; 3 Sep 2011

      Brian Keith Christman, age 46, of Bellevue, Pennsylvania, formerly of Woodsfield, Ohio, passed away on Friday August 26, 2011 at UPMC Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He was born June 16, 1965 in Barnesville, Ohio the son of Samuel and Nina Christman of Woodsfield.

     Brian graduated from Woodsfield High School and Culinary School in Chicago, Illinois.  Brian was a Chef by trade.

     In addition to his parents; Brian is survived by one brother; Brett of Marietta, Ohio, one sister; Vicki of Reno, Ohio, two half brothers; Randall of Woodsfield, and David of Gainesville, Florida, one half sister; Jill also of Gainesville, Florida and many nieces and nephews.

     Memorial Services will be at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made to; Cancer Gas Cards, Inc., c/o Shirley Brown, 48397 Keylor Hill Road, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

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Christman, Brian Keith Christman

Source: Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, August 30, 2011

CHRISTMAN, Brian Keith, 46, of Bellevue, Pennsylvania, formerly of Woodsfield, Ohio, passed away on Friday August 26, 2011. He was born June 16, 1965 in Barnesville, Ohio the son of Samuel and Nina Christman of Woodsfield.

In addition to his parents; Brian is survived by three brothers; Brett of Marietta, Ohio, Randall of Woodsfield, and David of Gainesville, Florida, two sisters; Vicki of Reno, Ohio, and Jill of Gainesville, Florida.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home Woodsfield.

Condolences may be expressed online at: www.bauerturner.com.

 

Christman, Margaret V. Christman nee Earley  

Source: Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, February 13, 2011

Margaret V. Earley Christman, 96, of 52173 S.R. 379, Quaker City, Ohio (Calais Community) died Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Selby General Hospital, Marietta, Ohio. She was born near Calais, Ohio on February 5, 1915, a daughter of the late John P. and Mary Olga Carpenter Earley.

She spent most of her life as a homemaker and living on a farm near Calais, Ohio. She was also a member of the Seneca Valley Church of Christ near Calais, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee H. Christman, an infant daughter, three brothers: Wilford, Sylvan, and Floyd Earley; and one sister, Genevieve Earley Schultz.

Surviving are three sons: Dale (Joan) Christman of Lewisville, Ohio, Ralph (Karen) Christman of St. Joseph, Michigan, Roger (Janet) Christman of Baltimore, Ohio; one brother, Carl R. Earley of Canton, Ohio; two sisters-in-law: Cleo Carpenter of Lewisville, Ohio, Lucille Block Earley of Kentucky, eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 S.R. 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday where funeral services will be held from 11:00 a.m. Thursday with Frank Love and Kevin Tracy officiating.

Burial will follow in the Calais Cemetery, Calais.

 

Christman, Ralph E. Christman

Source: Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, June 6, 2011

Ralph E. Christman, 73, of St. Joseph, Michigan (formerly of Calais, Ohio) passed away on June 5, 2011 in St. Joseph, Michigan. He was born at Calais, Ohio on July 23, 1937 a son of the late Lee and Margaret Earley Christman.

Ralph was a 1955 graduate of the Summerfield High School, Summerfield, Ohio. He attended college at the Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, Indiana to become an electrical engineer. He worked at Westinghouse in Columbus, Ohio and for Whirlpool in Marion, Ohio and St. Joseph, Michigan. Ralph also served his country in the U.S. Air Force for six years.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Karen (Rubel) Christman, three daughters: Jennifer (Jason) Kruger, Debra (Austin) Kno, Danielle Christman; two brothers: Dale (Joan) Christman, Roger (Janet) Christman and one granddaughter, Abigail Kruger.

Memorial services will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio with Kevin Tracy and Kim McFarland officiating.

Inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516. www.wattersfuneralhome.com.

 

Chutes, Jonni Jill Chutes nee Greene

Source: Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, January 5, 2011

Jonni Jill Chutes, 57, of Marietta Mills Apartments died Friday (Dec. 30, 2011) at her residence. She was born on July 31, 1954, to the late Robert C. and Patricia L. Bell Greene.

She was a member of the Class of 1972 Marietta High School and Souls Harbor Baptist Church. She graduated from The School of Nursing at Hocking Technical College in Nelsonville, Ohio, and was a registered nurse and worked for many years at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

Jonni Jill is survived by three children, Emily Welch Morris, Tyler R. Chutes and Molly J. Chutes. There are six grandsons, Christian Welch, Atlas, Daian and Corey Morris, Tyler Haidyn Chutes and Issaac Mason Chutes, all of Marietta. Two brothers also survive, Robert Dana Greene of Marietta, and Kevin A. Greene (April) of Wingett Run, Ohio.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Mark Greene.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Souls Harbor Baptist Church with Pastor Robert Hughes officiating. The family will greet friends following the service at the church.

Jonni Jill was cremated as per her request by Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel.

 

Cline, Doris E. Cline

Source: Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 2011

Doris E. Cline, 91, of the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio (formerly of Graysville, Ohio) died Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at the center.

          She was born at Wheeling, West Virginia on April 23, 1920 a daughter of the late Lemuel Ross Cline and Ida Lucille Ring Cline.

          Doris was a retired cook at the former Graysville School, Graysville, Ohio.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Warren and Edgar Cline and two nephews, Wayne and Fred Cline.

          Surviving are two nephews, Keith (Chris) Cline of Carrollton, Ohio, Hugh (Carole) Cline of Amsterdam, Ohio; four nieces: Ida (Leroy) Downard of Columbus, Ohio, Betse (Jerome) Keifer of Carrollton, Ohio, Sue Cline of Sherrodsville, Ohio, and Arlene Huff of Scio, Ohio.

          Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 S.R. 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2011 where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2011. Burial will follow in the Ring Mills Cemetery near Jericho, Ohio.

 

Collins,  Loren W. "Woodie" Collins

Source:  Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert, Ohio; 6 Jan 2011

(September 25, 1926 - January 5, 2011)

Loren W.

U.S. Veteran

        CONVOY, Ohio - Loren W. "Woodie" Collins, 84, of Convoy, died at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Vancrest of Convoy in Convoy.

        He was born Sept. 25, 1926, in Van Wert, Ohio, to the late Hattie E. (Taylor) Collins and Ray T. Collins. His first wife, Betty R. (Schaffner) Collins, died in 1994. His second wife, Vivian (Smith) Collins, died in 2009.

        Survivors include a son, Jeff (Mary) Collins, Van Wert; several nieces and nephews; a sister, Shirley A. Collins, Van Wert, and a granddaughter, Natalie L. Collins, Van Wert.

        He was preceded in death by two sisters, Beatrice O. "Bea" Taylor and Myrtle I. Duff.

        He retired from National Seal in Van Wert after 42 ½ years of service as a receiver clerk. He attended First United Brethren In Christ, Van Wert, was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II serving in Berlin and Helmstadt, Germany as a radio operator in the 78th Signal Company, a life member of the Van Wert V.F.W., a member of Van Wert County Genealogical Society Chapter, had reserve basketball seats at Crestview from 1960 to the present and was a member of the Silver Seals.

        Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert. The Rev. Dr. Joseph Harr will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert. Military graveside services will be conducted by the combined units of the Van Wert VFW & American Legion Posts.

        Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7 at the funeral home.

        Preferred memorials are First United Brethren in Christ or Vancrest of Convoy.

 

Colvin, Norma Lucille Colvin nee Hill

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, April 18, 2011

Norma Lucille Hill Colvin, age 96, of Antioch, Ohio died Sunday April 17, 2011 at the Woodsfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  She was born at Jericho, Ohio on August 22, 1914, the daughter of the late Lucy Hill Meeks.  Norma lived at Jericho, Antioch, Barberton, Plainview and then back to Antioch, Ohio after she and her husband were retired.

Norma was taught by her grandmother how to cook, sew, quilt and take care of the animals.  She went to grade school at Jericho where she had to walk to the school and carried lunch in a little round tin pail.  All 8 grades were in one school and she soon found a love of reading and history, which carried through her entire life.

Norma was married to William (Bill) Colvin Jr. on the 6th. day of January 1931 at the age of 16.  From this union four children were born.  Stanley, Mary Jo, Max and Larry.  Norma was a housewife and lived most of her life on the Colvin farm near Plainview.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband Bill in 2002, by one son Stanley in 2007, and three great grandchildren.  Also deceased are four half brothers; Donald, William, Russell and Richard Meeks.  Surviving are two half sisters, Ruth Perry and Judith Baker, three children, 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren, and many step grandchildren.       Norma and Bill were life long members of the Plainview Church of Christ.  She and her husband sang in a quartet with Vic and Fay Colvin for many events.  They were instrumental in the founding of the Midway Community and Senior Citizens Center.  Norma helped form the Antioch Homemakers Club and was treasurer of the Plainview Cemetery for many years.

She was an artist; painting many pictures of nature and animals and wrote some poetry.  She always saw beauty around her everywhere.  She had a strong faith, which was handed down to many family members.  Among her hobbies were stamp collecting, genealogy and she would insist that the annual Hill and Colvin Reunions take place.

Friends received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held 1 p.m. Friday April 22, 2011 with Minister Tim Fleeman officiating.

Interment in the Plainview Cemetery, (former) Plainview Church of Christ. 

Memorial contributions may be made to: Midway Community and Senior Citizens Center, 37358 SR 800, Sardis, Ohio 43946.

 

Conner, Edna M. Conner nee Mellott

Source: Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, August 27, 2011

CONNER, Edna M. 93 of Powhatan Point, Ohio, died Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the Belmont Community Hospital in Bellaire, Ohio. She was born May 31, 1918 in Ozark, Ohio a daughter of the late James and Julia Henthorn Mellott.

Edna was a homemaker and Christian by faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil C. Conner on March 11, 1981; two sons, Robert Mellott and Bernard Conner; one daughter, Ida Lisk and one grandson, Dale Conner.

Surviving are one daughter, Violet Daugherty and one son, Virgil D. Conner both of Powhatan Point, Ohio and two sisters, Ethel Carpenter of Ashland, Ohio and Martha McDougal of Big Praire, Ohio. Also eleven grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 186 Main Street Powhatan Point, Ohio on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm and Monday from 11 am until time of services at 1 pm.

Interment in the Clarington Cemetery in Clarington, Ohio.

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

 

Conner, Paul E. Conner

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 11, 2011

Paul E. Conner, age 75, of Woodsfield, Ohio died Wednesday November 9, 2011 at his home. He was born in Marr, Ohio January 19, 1936 a son of the late Leland Herbert (L.H.) and Elsie Hendershot Conner.

Dr. Conner was a life long High School Science teacher in the Ohio Valley having taught at Woodsfield, Beallsville, River and Shadyside. He was a proud graduate of The Ohio State University where he received his Bachelors and Masters Degree. Dr. Conner received his Doctorate of Philosophy from Kent State University. He was also member of the board of directors of the Citizens National Bank of Woodsfield.

Preceded in death by his wife Barbara Rausch Conner, May 23, 2008, four sisters; Mildred Conner, Wilda Mellott, Marjorie Henthorn, and Faye Mellott.

He is survived by his daughter; Cynthia Conner of Gahanna, Ohio, also several nieces and nephews.

Friends received from 2 – 8 p.m. Sunday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday November 14, 2011 with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik officiating.

 Interment in the Oaklawn Cemetery Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Cook, Chase W. “Chaser” Cook

Source:  The Advertiser-Tribune.com; August 4, 2011

        Chase W. "Chaser" Cook, 12, of rural Kenton, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 2, 2011, in the Hardin Memorial Hospital emergency room.

        He was born Dec. 2, 1998, in La Grange, Ky., to Steven E. and Christina M. (Pierce) Cook and they survive in rural Kenton.

        Also surviving are a brother, Cohan D. Cook, at home; maternal grandfather, William B. Pierce of Rutland; paternal grandparents, Jim E. and Mary C. Foster of Madison, Ind.; maternal great-grandmother, Maxine E. Shaw of Sardis; maternal great-grandmother, Delores I. Hushour of Sycamore; and paternal great-grandmother, Catherine V. Hupertz of Hanover, Ind.

 

Cooper, Kenneth L. Cooper

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio,  April 23, 2011

Kenneth L. Cooper, 79 of Valley Grove, WV, died Friday April 22, 2011 at the Monroe County Care Center.  He was born on May 28, 1931 in West Alexander, PA, the son of the late Lester and Irene Pogue Cooper.

Kenny was a member of the Valley Grove Assembly of God Church.  He was a retired dairy farmer and a member of both Golden Agers and the Farm Bureau.

Kenny is survived by his wife Mary Frances Cooper; two sons Day (Regina) of Valley Grove; Dr. Kenneth (Karena) Cooper, Jr. of Woodsfield; one daughter Connie (Mark) Haggerty of Morgantown, WV; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Mary and Garrett Cooper Haggerty, and Alex Walter Cooper.

Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 1 p.m. at theValley Grove Assembly of God Tuesday April 26, 2011. 

 Interment in the West Alexander cemetery.  

Arrangements by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio.  

 

Cornell, Doris Ann Cornell nee Beckett

Source: Grisell Funeral Home, Sardis, Ohio, November 30, 2011

Cornell, Doris Ann Beckett, age 63, of Sardis, Ohio, died Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the Belmont Community Hospital, Bellaire, Ohio. She was born May 14, 1948 in New Martinsville, WV.

Doris loved quilting, sewing, and crafts, and was a Protestant by faith. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman Beckett and Sylvia Schoonover Beckett O'Neil.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Cornell; a son, Robert (Renee) Cornell II of Shinnston, WV; a daughter, Sherry (Kevin) Hall of Reader, WV; a brother, Herman Beckett of Wadsworth, Ohio; five grandchildren, Spenser, Ethan and Megan Cornell of Shinnston and Ashton and Jakeb Hall of Reader; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Friday from 11 am until time of funeral service at 1 pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis, with Tim Fleeman officiating.

Interment in West Union Cemetery, Sardis, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Ohio Office, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216-3549.

 

Coss, Duane Ray Coss

Source:  The Union Leader; 16 Aug 2011

        MERRIMACK - Duane Ray Coss, 52, died Aug. 14, 2011, at the Merrimack Hospice House after a courageous battle against glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer.

        He was born on Oct. 11, 1958, in Zanesville, Ohio, the son of Ray J. and Rosalie (Anderson) Coss.

        He worked for 29 years as an electrical engineer, most recently at BAE Systems in Hudson.

        Duane served as a deacon of the church at Johnson Street Church of Christ in Greenville, Texas. He also served as a deacon and elder, as well as a Bible class teacher at the Manchester Church of Christ.

        He leaves his wife of 30 years, Darby S. (Grubb) Coss of Merrimack; two daughters, Kara Ellis and her husband, Jerry, of Jacksonville, Ark., and Kaitlin Coss of Nashville, Tenn.; a grandson, Asher Ellis of Jacksonville, Ark.; his parents, Ray and Rosalie Coss of Zanesville, Ohio; two sisters, Deborah Pace and her husband, Mike, of Hartselle, Ala., and Diana Hall of Zanesville, Ohio; six nieces and two nephews.

        He will be mourned by numerous friends and co-workers.

        SERVICES: Calling hours are Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester. The funeral is Friday at 1 p.m. at the Manchester Church of Christ, 66 Mammoth Road, Manchester. Burial will follow in Last Rest Cemetery in Merrimack.

        Memorial donations may be made to Legacy Brain Foundation, 1325 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 690, Ft. Worth, Texas.

        Memorial donations may be made to legacybrainfoundation.org or to Gander Brook Christian Camp, P.O. Box 1423, Littleton, MA 01460 (www.ganderbrook.org).

        For more information, go to lambertfuneralhome.com.

 

Cottrill, Dennis F. Cottrill

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 18, 2011

Dennis F. Cottrill, age 93, of Idamay, West Virginia died Sunday October, 16, 2011 at the Emerald Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Barnesville, Ohio. He was born in West Virginia September 12, 1918 a son of the late James and Jenny Payne Cottrill.

He was a longtime Teacher, Principle and Educator in Marion County, West Virginia. Dennis was a World War II Veteran and a proud graduate of West Virginia University.

Preceded in death by 3 sisters; Ethel (James) Conrad, Ada Baker, and Marguerite Cottrill, and 2 brothers; Fred (Louise) Cottrill, and Raymond Cottrill.

He is survived by nephews; Dennis (Maria) Conrad of Woodsfield, Ohio, James R. (Connie) Conrad of Kingmont, West Virginia, Fred (Cheryl) Cottrill of Fairmont, West Virginia, and Buster Baker of Idamay, West Virginia, Nieces; Debbie (David) Haslam of Murfreesborough, Tennessee, Susan (Paul) Rhode of Denver, Colorado, Mary Lou Flaveley of Parkersburg, West Virginia, Shirley Harris of Fairmont, West Virginia, and Jenny Joyce (James) Claypol of Idamay, West Virginia.

Friends may call from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Friday October 21, 2011 at Hutson Funeral Home, Rt. 250 Farmington, West Virginia.

Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Friday at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Arrangements by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Cowgill, Irene Marie Cowgill nee Grey

Source:Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville, Ohio

October 12, 2011

Irene Marie Grey Cowgill (affectionately known as the Barnesville American Flag Lady), 84, of Barnesville, Ohio died Tuesday evening, October 11, 2011 at the Barnesville Health Care Center. She was born on January 13, 1927 in Barnesville, Ohio to the late James Virgil Grey and Elsa Mae Underwood.

She graduated from Barnesville High School in 1945. She worked for Ohio Fuel Gas Co. which later became Columbia Gas. She retired after 34 years.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Barnesville; Chamber of Commerce of Barnesville; Order of Eastern Star #206; Kiwanis Club of Barnesville; BPOE 1699 of Barnesville; and TOPS.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband - William W. "Bill" Cowgill; step-mother - Vera E. Gibbons Grey; two sisters - Jean C. "Joey" Grey-Wilson and Sheila Hoskinson.

She is survived by her "adopted-daughter" - Betty Eddy of Hendrysburg, Ohio; aunt - Mrs. Jeanne Harris of Barnesville; brother - Virgil C. "Sonny" Grey of California; special niece - Jodi A. Wilson-Maddox of Glen Dale, WV; sisters-in-law - Janet Cowgill of Barnesville and Mary Lou Skinner Cowgill of Cambridge; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

There will be a graveside service Sunday October 16, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Crestview Cemetery in Barnesville, Ohio with the Rev. John Partridge officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to The American Flag Lady Fund % Barnesville Chamber of Commerce, Box 462, Barnesville, Ohio 43713.

Arrangements by Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 North Chestnut Street, Barnesville, Ohio.

 

Craig, Darren P. Craig

Source: Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 4, 2011

           Darren P. Craig, 42, of 46088 Dogskin Road, Sardis, Ohio died Thursday, November 3, 2011 at the New Martinsville Care and Rehabilitation Center, New Martinsville, West Virginia.

          He was born at Marietta, Ohio on November 1, 1969 a son of Paul E. Craig who survives of Sardis, Ohio and the late Audrey Griffon Craig.

          He formerly attended the Monroe Achievement Center, Woodsfield, Ohio and attended the Locust Grove United Methodist Church near Sardis, Ohio.

          Surviving in addition to his father are two sisters, Rhonda (Richard) Lancaster of Antioch, Ohio and Rita Craig (and her fiancé Richard Smith) of Columbus, Ohio; three nieces Laken, Mallory, and Sierra Lancaster; and one nephew, Matthew Lancaster.

          Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from noon until the time of services at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the West Union Cemetery near Sardis, Ohio.

 

Crawford, Lois J. “BoBo” Crawford nee Weltsch 

Source: Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, July 25, 2011

Lois J. "Bo Bo" (Weltsch) Crawford, 76, of 327 South Main St., Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio, following a short, courageous battle with cancer.

She was born at Hanska, Minnesota on September 24, 1934, a daughter of the late Andrew and Ella Grothem Weltsch.

She was a 1952 graduate of Winthrop High School, Winthrop, MN. She performed in many plays and musicals, often times as the lead, for the Winthop Drama Club. Early in her professional career, she was employed in the banking field as a bookkeeper. She and her children moved to Ohio in the late seventies, and she found her new passion, caring for the elderly. She was a former employee of the Woodsfield Health Care Center and retired from the Barnesville Home Health Agency in 1997. After retirement, she enjoyed traveling. She spent many months with her sisters in Minnesota, weeks in the Bahamas and cruises to various islands.

To everyone who knew her, she was Bo Bo; a nickname that was given to her by her brother, when he was just a child. This name followed her throughout her life.

Bo Bo was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Woodsfield, Ohio and Order of Eastern Star, Winthrop, MN. She was a devoted, loving mother and she absolutely adored and loved her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Crawford, whom she married in 1978 and a brother, Gary Weltsch.

She is survived by her children, Becci (Saxton) Brown, Woodsfield, Ohio, Russell (Jessica) Saxton, Waterloo, Iowa; three sisters: Donna LaGow, Sandra (Marvin) Woehler, Marlys (Benno) Roehl, all of Minnesota; three step-children: Bruce (Lynne) Crawford of New Martinsville, W.Va., Sheila (Dale) Estep of New Martinsville, W.Va., Bob (Celesta) Crawford of New Matamoras, Ohio; five grandchildren: Mason Datkuliak and his fiance, Kimberly Stalder, Emi and Izac Neuhart, Ella and Ethan Saxton, several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a very close family friend, Cindy Lucas.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

 

Cremeans, Tawnya Cremeans, nee Nash

Source:  The Parkersburg [West Virginia] News and Sentinel; October 11, 2011

        Tawnya Maria Cremeans, 49, of Parkersburg, passed away Oct. 8, 2011, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

        She was born Aug. 27, 1962 in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late William J. Nash and Bernice Lemaster Lane-Thompson.

        Surviving is her boyfriend, Gerry Bogenrief; two sons, Mark Powell of Parkersburg and Rocky Powell of Elizabeth, W.Va.; one daughter, Jessica Powell Crockett of Parkersburg; two grandchildren, Araya and Trenton Powell; two brothers, William Shane Nash of Parkersburg and Shaun Nash of Vienna; one sister, Sonya Neal of Parkersburg; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and two aunts, Katie Bennett and Dorothy Ward, both of Parkersburg.

        The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 5th St., Parkersburg with Rev. Robert Kniley officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.

        Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through www.kimesfh.com.

 

Crosby, Carl D. Crosby

Source:  The Marion [Indiana] Chronicle Tribune; 9 Mar 2011

        Carl D. Crosby, 86, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2011 in his residence. He was born in Gas City, Indiana on January 23, 1925 to the late Dennis and Dessie (Johnson) Crosby. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served during WWII. He married Ruby Mae Voland on May 31, 1947 and she preceded him in death on March 8, 1999. Carl retired as a supervisor from Owens-Illinois Glass Factory in 1982. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy, Gas City. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #95 and the Gas City VFW Post 6728. Carl enjoyed fishing and woodworking.

        Survivors include sons, Dennis (Kim) Crosby, Ponte Vedra, Florida, Rex (Tonya) Crosby, Gas City, and Gary (Elizabeth) Crosby, Marion; daughters, LuAnn (Jeff) Shrontz, Gas City, Carolyn (Bill) Sessoms, Gas City, and Lisa (Billy) Dawson, Gas City; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

        Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2011 in Needham-Storey- Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main Street, Gas City, Indiana with Pastor David Morris officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Gas City, Indiana.

 

Crozier, Vane Lyle Crozier

Source: Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, April 12, 2011

CROZIER, Vane Lyle, 84, of Shadyside, Ohio, died Monday, April 11, 2011, at Valley Hospice Care Center South's Liza's Place in Wheeling, W.Va. He was born December 29, 1926, in Belmont County, Ohio, a son of the late George and Estella Dunfee Crozier.

He was a retired lab technician for the Ormet Corporation, a former letter carrier, a member of the Lincoln Avenue United Methodist Church in Shadyside, Ohio, and American Legion Post 521 and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Vane's passion was his rental properties.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, James and Galen and Bobby Crozier.

Surviving are his children, George T. (Donna) Crozier of Bellaire, Ohio, Karen (Jerry) Narcisi, Suzanne Haslam and Carla Clark all of Shadyside, Ohio, and Wendy (Dan) Newland of Colerain, Ohio, three sisters, Margaret Holliday of Martins Ferry, Ohio, Mildred Matesick of Powhatan Point, Ohio, and Georgia Freeman of Belmont, Ohio, and his former wife and companion, Anne Crozier. Also 10 grandchildren, Kevin (Kathlen) Narcisi, Terri (Rob) Saffell, Tim (Tiffany) Crozier, Jodi (Doug) Donaldson, Jack Bonar, Court (Kala) Bonar, Brooke Bonar, Glenn Bonar, Audrey Clark and Leah (Kyle) Newland and nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at Bauknecht- Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, 3900 Central Ave., Shadyside, OH, Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Randy Weaver officiating.

Interment in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio. Belmont County Council of the American Legion will conduct services Thursday at 10:45 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Belmont County Animal Shelter, 45244 National Road, St. Clairsville, OH 43950.

 

Crum, Virginia Crum nee Hesse

Source: Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, Ohio, dated December 2011

Virginia Crum, 94, of 24450 Woodsfield Road, Summerfield, Ohio died Friday, December 23, 2011 at her home.

          She was born at Cabins, West Virginia on February 23, 1917 a daughter of the late William Harry Hesse and Amy Sue Turner Hesse.

          Virginia was a homemaker and a member of the St. Michael Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Catholic Womens Club.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond J. Crum on January 24, 1987; three brothers: Emmett, Thomas, and Clarence Hesse; one sister, Dora Turner; two sons- in law, Glen Burkhart and Larry Shafer; two grandchildren, John Crum and Kayla Garner, and a great granddaughter, Sarah Davis.

          Surviving are two daughters, Gertrude Burkhart of Norwich, Ohio, Genevieve (Fred) Kress of Caldwell, Ohio; four sons: John (Betty) Crum of Cardington, Ohio, Ray Lewis (Karen) Crum of Caldwell, Ohio, Ronald (Barbara) Crum of Caldwell, Ohio, Steven Crum of the home; one sister, Grace Kuyendall of Petersburg, West Virginia, eleven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

          Friends will be received at the Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, 202 Main St., Summerfield, Ohio from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

          Funeral liturgy with mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Carlisle, Ohio with Fr. Wayne Morris as the celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Michael Catholic Church Cemetery, Carlisle, Ohio.

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

 

Crum, Warren Ellsworth Crum

Source: Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, Bethesda, Ohio, dated, May 2011

Crum, Warren Ellsworth, age 99, of Bethesda, Ohio, (formerly of Edison, Ohio)
left this earthly world to be with his Lord and Master on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 of natural causes. He was born April 26, 1912 in Beallsville, Ohio, a son of the late
Elmer E. and Edna (Bruce) Crum.

Raised in a warm and loving family,Warren continued throughout his life to put family and the Lord first. He was a steadfast husband, father, and Christian. He was a good neighbor, lending his hand in times of crises.

Warren was an airplane mechanic instructor, teaching hydraulics during World War II at Wright-Patterson Airfield in Dayton, Ohio. In 1947 after the war ended, he moved to Marion, Ohio and worked as a tool and die engineer at the Hydraulic Press Manufacturing Co., in Mount Gilead. He retired from HPM just before his 79th birthday.
He was former mayor of Edison, Ohio. He served as an elder for the Marion Church of Christ, Marion, Ohio.

 He was a member and a former elder of the Barnesville Church of Christ. Warren spent many years mentoring the young people with whom he came into contact, so that
they would be capable of spreading the word of God. He often saw the potential in these young people and knew that sometimes, they needed the encouragement to believe in themselves.

In addition to his parents, Warren was preceded in death by his first wife,
Evelyn VanDyne Crum; his second wife, Kathryn VanDyne Kemp Crum; three brothers, Earl (in infancy), Charles and Edison; four sisters, Elta, Eileen, Wilma, and Nora Lee; step-daughter, Joann Stonebraker.

He is survived by a son, Warren Allan (Rachel) Crum of Prospect, Ohio;
daughters, Eva Crum Baker of Bethesda (formerly of Nashville, Tenn.), Karen Sue (Pat) Clifford of Port Mcquarry, Australia, Barbara Jean (Glen) Henderson of Clayton, Ohio; step-son, Donald (Twilia) Kemp of Bethesda; step-daughter, Marlene (Donald) Barbe of Flushing; and sister, Mary Ruth Bonar of Carrollton, Ohio. Also surviving are twenty
grandchildren; forty-one great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Warren will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved him.

Family and friends may call at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 322 N. Main Street, Bethesda, Ohio, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM.

Additional calling hours will be held at Richland Road Church of Christ,
535 Richland Rd., Marion, Ohio, Tuesday 11 AM to 1 PM, where a service will follow.
Minister Val Roxby will be officiating.

Interment will follow at Rivercliff Cemetery, Mount Gilead, Ohio.

 

Cunningham, Paul W. Cunningham

Source:  The Intelligencer/Wheeling [West Virginia] News-Register, 20 Mar 2011

        Cunningham, Paul W, 85, of Wheeling went home to be with our Lord on Friday, March 18, 2011 and is now at peace, safe in the arms of Jesus. He was at home surrounded by his family.

        He was born July 14, 1925 in Wheeling, WV, son of the late John and Bertha Beck Cunningham. He was a WWII Veteran and proudly served in the United States Air Force as a B25 tail gunner. He flew 59 missions without injury. After proudly serving his country, he returned home to Wheeling in 1945. He worked for BF Goodrich Tire & Rubber for the next 25 years. On February 1, 1968, he opened Pauls Tire Service and owned and operated the establishment until his retirement. He was an avid gardener and took pride in all of his beautiful flowers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three former wives, Ann Czerwonka, Margaret West and Mary Deloris (Kitty) Cross, his sister, Shirley Cunningham Witsberger of Winchester, VA, step-daughter, Phyllis Beaver Schaffer, step-granddaughter, Valerie Schaffer Wiggins, step-great-grandsons, Michael Cheatham and Shawn Murphy.

        Surviving are his wife, Dora J. Beaver Cunningham; loving sister, Betty I. Cunningham of Wheeling; step-sons, Frank Czerwonka and his wife, Beth of Warwood, WV; William Beaver and his wife, Kathy of Bridgeport, OH; step-daughters, Cindy Meals of Centerville, GA; Mary J. Thompson and husband, Charles of Warwood, WV; Patricia Bennent and husband, Robert of Cameron, WV; 24 step-grandchildren; 25 step-great-grandchildren; one step great-great-grandchild to arrive in April; and his beloved dog, Buddy.


        Friends will be received on Monday, March 21, 2011 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV (304) 242-2311 where services will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. with the Reverend Dennis Arnold officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery with the Moundsville Honor Guard conducting Military graveside services. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com.

 

Dailey, Myra J. Dailey nee Coultas

Source: Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, Ohio, April 21, 2011

Myra J. Dailey, 81, of 314 West Cross St., Summerfield, Ohio died Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.
She was born near Calais, Ohio on May 25, 1929, a daughter of the later Frank and Ildrith Carpenter Coultas.

She was a retired hairdresser, a former employee at Hamilton-Beach in Byesville, Ohio and the Food Center in Caldwell, Ohio. She was a member of the Summerfield Church of Christ, Summerfield, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Dailey,a son,Steve Dailey and an infant sister, Winefred Coultas.

Surviving are two daughters: Renea (Mike) Campbell of Summerfield, Ohio, Lisa Lynn of Summerfield, Ohio; one son: Allen (Tina) Dailey of Summerfield, Ohio, twelve grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, 202 Main St., Summerfield, Ohio from 10 a.m. until time of services at noon Saturday with Frank Love officiating. Interment will follow in the Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield, Ohio

 

Darrah, Thomas L. Darrah

Source: Grisell Funeral Home, Clarington, Ohio, January 15, 2011

Darrah, Thomas L., age 63, of Township Rd. 210, Powhatan Point, OH, died Friday, January 14, 2011, at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehab. Center. He was born July 12, 1947 in Martins Ferry, OH the son Ila Mae Schnegg Darrah and the late Ralph Darrah.

He was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ and a proud US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Shelia Wiseman Darrah; a daughter, Tammy Darrah (Craig) Wenberg of Minnesota; two grandchildren, McKenzie and Collin Wenberg; a brother, Larry (Judy) Darrah of Powhatan Pt.; a niece, Erin Butte of Somerset, KY; a god-daughter, Melissa Fulks of Wellsburg; two close cousins, Roger & Glenn Darrah and several family & friends.

Family will receive friends on Sunday from 4-8pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 125 Clarinda Dr. Clarington, OH. Family will also receive friends on Monday from 12 until the time of the services at 1pm at St. Johns United Church of Christ, German Ridge, Powhatan Point, OH with Rev. Carla Wobschall officiating.

Interment in St. Johns UCC Cemetery, Powhatan Pt., where the Honor Guard will conduct military graveside services.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Johns United Church of Christ-General Fund, 51736 German Ridge, Powhatan Point, OH.

 

Davies, Dorothy Baker Davies, nee Akins

Source:  The San Jose [California] Mercury News - Sunday, May 29, 2011

San Jose CA United States

        Dorothy F. Davies Resident of San Jose Dec. 15, 1915-May 22, 2011 The most loving & amazing lady passed away May 22. She was born in Alliance, Ohio. Married Charles Baker in Hawaii, who was lost in WWII Jan. 1943. They had 2 children, Charles (deceased) and Carole. She remarried in 1947 to John Davies and moved to San Jose in 1955. She was a woman of many talents including decorating cakes, oil painting, and taught hula lessons. She is survived by her daughter Carole, son in law Jerry Emmons. Grandchildren Denise Dreyer, Cam & Jenny Emmons, Laura & Kevin Brann. Great Grandchildren Tiffany & Heather Dreyer, Bailey & Randi Emmons, Joshua & Felicia Homen. Great great grandchildren Kaydence & Lucas Homen. She has only shifted her residence to Heaven; we will always have her in our hearts.

 

Davis, Robert E. Davis “Bob”

Source: Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, July 28, 2011

DAVIS, Robert E. "Bob," 63, of Newark, Ohio, formerly of Neffs, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, Ohio. He was born December 15, 1947 in Bellaire, Ohio, son of the late, Russell and Jane Kirby Davis.

Bob was a retired employee from Quarto Mine and former employee of Columbia Gas Company. He was a member of the Church of Christ in St. Joe; a U.S. Army veteran; and a lifetime member of Neffs Rod and Gun Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Davis; two sisters, Nettie Savage and Doris Lendon.

Surviving are his loving wife of 30 years, Wendy E. Yoho Davis; two daughters, Jessica (Terry) Arnott of Newark and Christine Davis of Columbus; a son, Robert (Leah) Davis of Beckley, W. Va.; a special Godson, Noah Santee; three granddaughters, Brooke and Berkley Davis and Hope Arnott; two sisters, Luetta Trigg and Marge Bailey both of Neffs.

Family and friends will be received on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at Toothman Funeral Home in St. Clairsville where services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. with Evangelist Jonathan McNulty officiating.

Burial will follow in High Ridge Cemetery, Bellaire.

Military Honors will be conducted by the Belmont County Council of American Legions at 12:45 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Davis, Ronald M. Davis

Source: Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, Ohio, May 16, 2011

Ronald M. Davis, 78, of Quaker City, Ohio died Saturday, May 14 2011 in Barnesville Hospital.  He was born October 2, 1932 near New Castle, Ohio a son of the late Monford and Edna Brown Davis. 

 He was a 20-year career Air Force Veteran having served during the Vietnam conflict and he was self-employed.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Joe, Clarence "Nick", and Hillis Davis.            Surviving are a brother, Warren Davis of Springfield, Ohio and two sisters, Edith Matthews of New Mexico and Della (Glenn) Mellott of Beallsville; several nieces and nephews; his care-giver, Judy Hayes of Quaker City.  Visitation will be held Tuesday from 11 AM until the time of the funeral service at 1 PM at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville. 

 Burial will follow in Mt. Horeb Cemetery, near New Castle.

 

De Kock, Glenn De Kock

Source:  gardenchapel.com; October 2011

Pella, Iowa

(Age 83)

September 11, 1928 - October 9, 2011

        Glenn De Kock was born on September 11, 1928, to Jasper "Jap" and Minnie (Bogaards) De Kock. He was raised on the family farm in the Sandridge area north of Pella. Glenn graduated from the Pella High School with the class of 1946.

        Glenn was a carpenter for most of his life, working mainly in the Pella area. On November 26, 1966, he was united in marriage with Charlene Gosselink Van Dyk in Missouri. Glenn enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and Tulip Time. His greatest joy came from his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whether going to their events or working on their homes, Glenn loved them all dearly. Glenn also had fun with his Saturday morning breakfast club and was actively involved as a "With Love Toy Ministry" Board Member. He also was instrumental in planning Heartland Reformed Church, sitting on the steering committee and serving as an elder. Glenn passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2011, at the Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines at the age of eighty-three.

        Glenn is survived by his wife, Charlene, of Pella, Iowa; his children from his first marriage: Ken (Claire) De Cook of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Don (Elaine) De Kock of Pella; and Becky (Paul) Kaefring of Iowa City, Iowa; his step-children: Ron (Rosemarie) Van Dyk of Tama, Iowa; Cheri (Arlyn) Klyn of Pella; and Randy (Michelle) Van Dyk of Tama; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two nephews; one niece; and several cousins. He will also be greatly missed by the loyal dog Harley.

        Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Fred De Kock and Marion De Kock; and two brothers and one sister in infancy.

DIED     October 9, 2011     Des Moines, Iowa

FUNERAL SERVICE     10:00 A.M. Thursday, October 13, 2011     Heartland Reformed Church, Pella, Iowa

VISITATION      After Noon, Wednesday, October 12, 2011; With family present 5:00-7:00 P.M., Garden Chapel Funeral Home, Pella, Iowa

MEMORIALS     Heartland Reformed Church

                         With Love Toy Ministry

 

Decker, Bea Decker nee Cecil

Source: Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, Ohio, January 4, 2011

Bea Decker, 90, of Woodsfield Nursing and Rehab Center, formerly of Beallsville died Monday, January 3, 2011 in the Center.  She was born October 29, 1920 in Paden City, WV, a daughter of the late Harold “Pat”and  Ella Price Cecil. 

She was a member of the Belmont Ridge Christian Church near Beallsville.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Decker, also by four brothers, Harold, Harry, Bill, and Jimmy Cecil; three sisters, Monelle Clark, Margaret Bowen, and Betty Agin. 

 Surviving are two daughters, Penny Lucas and her husband, Dwight, of Beallsville and Diana Hypes of Reynoldsburg; two granddaughters, Debbie  Gehring and her husband, Duane, and Brenda Bondy and her husband, Scott; four great-grandsons, Shawn, Matthew, Nathan, and Shane. 

 Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 5 from 3 to 8 PM at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville where funeral services will be held Thursday, January 6 at 11 AM with Jim Russ officiating.  Burial will follow in Beallsville Cemetery.

 

Dennis, Becky Lynn Dennis nee Dobbins

Source: Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, January 29, 2011

Becky Lynn Dobbins Dennis, 57, of Marietta Center and formerly of Lowell, passed away Friday (Jan. 28, 2011) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.She was born Feb. 27, 1953, in Coal Run to Anna Belle Hawkins and Walter Frank Dobbins Sr.

Becky wasn't able to pursue her hobbies of needlepoint, gardening and caring for her pets the last 10 years of her life, due to her loss of sight, but she always had a smile for everyone around her. She loved to sing, loved her family and friends, her church, and her Lord.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Dennis; special friend, Ed Farley; parents; siblings, Walter Jr., sisters, Patsy Johnson, Sandra Adams and infant Donna.

She is survived by sister, Roberta Pugh (Tom); brother, Timothy Dobbins (Judy); several nieces and nephews; and a large extended family.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 2, 2011) at Souls Harbor Baptist Church with Pastor Brian Donze officiating. There will be one hour of visitation at the church prior to her services. She will be buried in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Donations to offset expenses to Cawley & Peoples, 408 Front St., Marietta, Ohio 45750.

 

Dennis, Wilbert V. Dennis

Source: Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, November 26, 2011

WINGETT RUN - Wilbert V. Dennis, 98, of 31229 Liberty Ridge Road, Wingett Run, Ohio passed away Friday (Nov.25, 2011) at the Marietta Center, Marietta. He was born near Lebanon, Ohio on Dec. 22, 1912, a son of the late Millard and Annie Antill Dennis.

Wilbert was a retired oil field worker and farmer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Guthiel Dennis on July 12, 2003; one son, Vaughn Dennis; two brothers, Wayne and Melvin Dennis; four sisters, Jenny Kochart, Ida Burkhart, Marjorie Bernier and Salome.

Surviving are three grandchildren: Linda (Calvin) Hendershot, Robert (Robin) Dennis, Nancy (Jack) Sheaves, all of Marietta; six great-grandchildren: Mike Hendershot, Michelle Boyce, Marcy Triplett, Elizabeth Ward, Lori Wright and Kody Thacker; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and one half brother, Ralph Dennis of Ravenswood, W.Va.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, with Tim Fleeman officiating.

Burial will follow in the Creighton Ridge Cemetery near Sycamore Valley, Ohio.

 

Dick, Cletus Dick

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, May 24, 2011

Cletus F. Dick, age 76, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Monday May 23, 2011 at the Ohio Valley Medical Center Wheeling, West Virginia.  He was born May 14, 1935 in Lewisville, Ohio a son of the late Joseph & Catherine Sorg Dick.         Cletus was a retired road construction worker.  He was also a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church of Woodsfield.

He was preceded in death by his wife; Lucy Archer Dick, a son; Eugene Dick, a brother; Paul Dick and two grandchildren; Eric Rose and Sarah Dick. Surviving are four sons; Tom Dick of Woodsfield, Tim (Bev) Dick of Woodsfield, Dennis (Angie) Dick of Woodsfield, and Bryan (Georgene) Dick of Columbus, Ohio, one daughter; Juanita (Terry) Rose of Woodsfield, one sister; Thelma Baker of Woodsfield, one brother; Bernard (Linda) Dick of Woodsfield, sister-in-law; Rose Mary Dick of Woodsfield, 13 grandchildren; Jason, Marie, Ashley, Kyle, Michelle, Dustin, Jessica, Katrina, Tyson, Brooke, Morgan, Josh, and Katelyn, 2 great grandchildren; Tyler and Alexa.

Friends received from (2-8) p.m. Wednesday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio.   Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday May 26, 2011 at St. Sylvester Catholic Church Woodsfield, Ohio with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik Officiating. 

 Interment in the Church Cemetery. Vigil Services 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

 

Dikant, Elizabeth M. “Babe” Dikant nee Elerick

Source: Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, November 4, 2011

DIKANT, Elizabeth M. "Babe", 83 of Crabapple Rd., St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Thursday, November 3, 2011 at her home. She was born in Crabapple on November 9, 1927, a daughter of the late James Elerick and Lizzie Lendon Elerick.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy Dikant; brothers, Vearl and Whayne Elerick; a sister, Eunice Donner.

Surviving are a brother, Paul J. (Letha) Elerick of St. Clairsville; many nieces nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Friends will be received at Toothman Funeral Home in St. Clairsville on Friday from 5-8 p.m. where services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday with Rev. Darrell McVay officiating.

Burial follows in Unity Cemetery, New Athens.

 

Dillon, Charles W. Dillon

Source:  The-Daily-Record.com [Wooster, Ohio]; March 28, 2011

        WOOSTER -- Charles W. Dillon, 84, of Wooster, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Wooster Community Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer.

        Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, with the Revs. Mark McCord and Wendell Sinclair officiating. Entombment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens, where military honors will be observed.

        Friends will be received Tuesday, March 29, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

        He was born Oct. 20, 1926, in Wooster, the son of Ray and Freda Stauch Dillon. He married Elizabeth Paulus on Nov. 12, 1946. She survives. They had celebrated 64 years of marriage.

        He had been the manager of Wayne Auto Parts Co. for 15 years, had owned and operated various gas stations and was the founder of Dillon Motors. He was a member of Highland Avenue Church of God and had served his country with the U.S. Army during WW II, stationed in the Philippines as a paratrooper, and worked in the motor pool.

        Chuck enjoyed boating, camping, shelling and attending his grandchildren's activities. They made shell craft items and traveled in seven states selling them.

        He was a member of American Legion Post 68 of Wooster, a former member of the Elks, Eagles and the Masonic Lodge. Winters were spent in Ft. Myers, Florida, for the past 36 years.

        Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Linda (George) Gray of West Salem and Charles (Nancy) of Wooster; grandchildren, Loni Bowersock, Lori Dugan, Stacy (Steve) Radabaugh, Matt (Stacey) Dillon and Sue (Scott) Young; two step-grandchildren, Vicki (Rock) Frost and Brian (Lori) Gray; eight great-grandchildren, nine step-great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Phyllis Kinney, of Texas.

        Chuck was preceded in death by his parents.

        In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Highland Ave. Church of God, 669 W. Highland Ave., Wooster, or Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.

 

Dillon, Elizabeth C. Dillon nee Paulus

Source: Daily Record, Wooster, Ohio, August 13, 2011

Elizabeth C. Dillon, 85, of Wooster died Friday August 12, 2011 at West View Manor. She was born on February 25, 1926 in Woodsfield, Ohio to the late Francis and Grace Fisher Paulus.

On November 12, 1946 she married Charles W. Dillon. He preceded her on March 26, 2011.

Elizabeth was a member of the Highland Avenue Church of God and worked as the secretary for Wayne Auto Parts and sewing for a factory in Barnesville. She and her husband made shell craft items and traveled in seven states selling them. Elizabeth was also a Girl Scout Leader and volunteered at Wooster Community Hospital.

Elizabeth is survived by her children Linda (George) Gray of West Salem and Charles (Nancy) of Wooster; grandchildren Loni Bowersock, Lori Dugan, Stacy (Steve) Radabaugh, Matt (Stacey) Dillon and Sue (Scott) Young; 2 step grandchildren Vicki (Rock) Frost and Brian (Lori) Gray. 8 great-grandchildren, 9 step-great-grandchildren and 3 step great-great-grandchildren.

Along with her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Francis “Whitey” Paulus.

Services will be held on Monday August 15, 2011 at 3:00 P.M. at McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Revs. Mark McCord and Wendell Sinclair officiating.

Entombment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

Friends will be received at the funeral home on Monday from 1:00 P.M. until the time of service.

Contributions may be directed to Highland Ave. Church of God, 669 W. Highland Ave., Wooster, OH 44691.

 

Dimmerling, Emma Margaret Dimmerling nee Kuhn

Source: McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, Caldwell, Ohio, September 9, 2011

Dates:

Birth date: May 25, 1915

Death date: September 10, 2011

Obituary:

       Emma Margaret Kuhn Dimmerling, age 96, of Caldwell, Ohio, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2011, at Summit Acres Nursing Home in Caldwell. She was born May 25, 1915, in Burkhart, daughter of the late Joseph A. and Mary Biedenbach Kuhn. 

       She was a homemaker, and along with her husband, owned and operated a family farm. She was a long time member of the Carlisle community, and she was an organist for St. Michael's Catholic Church and a member of its Catholic Women's Club. Upon moving to Caldwell in her later years, she attended St. Stephen Catholic Church in Caldwell and its CWC.

      She is preceded in death by her husband, Francis (Jimmy) Dimmerling; one daughter, Ruth Warner; two sisters, Dorothy Norris and Nellie Burkhart; and two brothers, Herman and Leroy Kuhn.

     Surviving are five daughters, Melba (Oliver) Hupp and Jean (Larry) Lowe, both of Caldwell, Jane (Virgil) Thompson of Summerfield, Alice (Richard) Piatt of Graysville, and Marilyn (Tom) Poland of Pleasant City; four sons, Paul (Maureen) Dimmerling of Caldwell, Marvin (Darlene) Dimmerling and Bill Dimmerling, both of Carlisle, and Gary (Susie) Dimmerling of Granville; a son-in-law, Bob Warner of Carlisle; one sister, Matilda Burkhart of New York; one brother, Mark (Evelyn) Kuhn of Hilliard; and a large extended family.

     Friends may call Monday, September 12, 2011, from 4-8PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where a vigil service will follow at 8PM. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be observed Tuesday, September 13th at 10AM at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Caldwell with Rev. Fr. Wayne Morris as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery in Carlisle.

 

Dolan, Terrance TERRY Francis Dolan

Source:  Reed-Egan Funeral Home [Newark, Ohio]; 1 Feb 2011

TERRANCE “TERRY” FRANCIS DOLAN July 22, 1956 – January 31, 2011

        A Mass of Christian Burial for Terrance F. Dolan, 54, of Newark, will be held at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 10:00 A.M., Saturday, February 5, 2011. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

        Mr. Dolan died at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, January 31, 2011. He was born in Newark on July 22, 1956 to Charles F. and Barbara (Hinger) Dolan of Newark, Ohio.

        Terry, a lifelong parishioner of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, was a graduate of Blessed Sacrament Elementary, Licking Valley High School, and the ABC Trade School. He was retired from Kaiser Aluminum where he worked in the maintenance department for many years.

        Terry was a devoted husband, father, son, and friend. He made his family his greatest priority, and was always there to give his help and support when needed. He will be greatly missed by his parents; his wife of 30 years, Rita (Showalter) Dolan, of the home; his sons, Kevin Dolan and fiancé Stephanie Flowers, both of Pickerington; Ryan Dolan, of the home; his brothers and sisters and their spouses, Brigid and Dan Bohl of Edenton, North Carolina, Michael and Shirley Dolan of Glenford, Sheila and Kraig Elliott of Newark, and Scott Dolan of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.

        Terry was preceded in death by his brother, Patrick, and his sister Teresa.

        Friends and family may call from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. on Friday, February 4, 2011 at the REED-EGAN FUNERAL HOME, 141 Green Wave Drive, Newark, Ohio, where a Vigil Service will be held at 8:30 P.M.

        To share your memory of Terry or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.reedegan.com.

 

Donley, Kathryn Ann Donley nee Wilson  “Kathy”

Source: Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 2011

Kathryn “Kathy” Ann Donley, 54, of 425 Short St., Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Saturday, November 5, 2011at her home.

        She was born at Wheeling,W.Va. on July 12, 1957 a daughter of the late George F. and Eula Kocher Wilson.   

        Kathy was a homemaker, enjoyed planting flowers, and taking care of the yard.

        Surviving are two daughters, Kayln Donley and her fiancé, Carl Whitacre of Graysville, Ohio, Amber Donley and her fiancé, Nathan Baldwin of Woodsfield, Ohio; one sister, Sandy (Lance) Ford of Charlotte, North Carolina; half brother, Wayne (Judy) Roberts of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio; one granddaughter, Cicelia Marie Baldwin of Woodsfield, Ohio.

        Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

 

Dornbusch, Paul Edgar Dornbusch

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, January 23, 2011

Paul Edgar Dornbusch, 85, died peacefully on January 22, 2011, surrounded by his wife and children. He died at St. Francis Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia after a heart attack brought on by respiratory failure. Born in the family farmhouse outside Antioch, Ohio on July 25, 1925 to Wesley and Irma (Wohnhas) Dornbusch, he was the great-grandson of John Jacob Dornbusch who emigrated from Germany in 1834 and settled a few years later in Benton Township.

Paul attended grade school in Antioch and completed one year at Ohio University before joining the US Navy. He served his country during World War II as a radar technician on the USS Pensacola, a heavy cruiser, seeing action in the Pacific theater. After the war, he served on a repair ship, the USS Xanthus, for the remainder of his tour of duty. He returned to Ohio University and earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. While at college, Paul met his wife, Margaret Helen Tober of Cleveland, Ohio, who he always called Toby. Married in 1950, Paul and Toby celebrated 60 years of marriage with their gathered family this past summer.

Paul spent his entire professional life of 42 years with the General Electric Company; the last 36 years were in Roanoke, Virginia, where he and Toby raised their family. Paul excelled in designing and tuning industrial controls, particularly for aluminum and steel rolling mills. His career took him all over North America and around the world to mills in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. He became an acknowledged expert in material transport systems and was recognized for his work by Jack Welch, GE’s Chairman and CEO.

Paul was rooted in his faith. He was an active member of Westhampton Christian Church-Disciples of Christ in Roanoke. The faith community of Westhampton helped and sustained Paul and Toby when their oldest daughter Kathy died of cancer at the age of 7. More recently, Paul and Toby have worshipped at St. Paul’s Church–Trail Run, the church his great-grandfather John Jacob helped found.

True to his upbringing on the family farm, Paul was hard-working, modest and self-reliant. He had a deep appreciation for life and a wry sense of humor. Though very generous to others, he did not need much for himself.  He excelled at fixing things and could keep a lawn mower serviceable long after others would have replaced it. He was always happiest when he could be busy and useful… preferably outdoors. After he retired, Paul and Toby built a home on the family farm outside Antioch. His hands and back, gnarled from scoliosis, limited his progress, but he worked with patience and perseverance to tame the wild roses and brambles and reclaim the land.

Paul will be deeply missed by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margaret (Toby) Dornbusch, his children and their spouses: Susan and Ralph Snell; Jim Dornbusch and Susanne Streubing; Jane and John Davis; Dana Dornbusch and Walter Piescik; and Andrew and Susan Dornbusch and his grandchildren Katy, Anna and Emily Snell; Tyler, Tina and Tristan Dornbusch; Jonathan Davis; and Manna and Jordan Wilcox. He is also survived by his brother Willard Dornbusch, Willard’s wife Pam, his sister Doris Starr, and a large, extended family.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, January 28, 2011 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul Street, Woodsfield, Ohio. Funeral services will be at 11 am on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at St. Paul’s Church -Trail Run, 43936 Joe Frobish Road, Sardis, Ohio, with the Rev. Alfred Bingenheimer officiating.

Interment will be at the Antioch Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Midway Community Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to St Paul's Church -Trail Run, c/o Linda Colvin Treas., 42655 Trail Run Rd., New Matamoras, Ohio 45767.  

 

Dotson, Norma “Jean” Dotson nee Clegg

Source: Grisell Funeral Home, New Martinsville, West Virginia,

November 7, 2011

Dotson, Norma "Jean", age 84, of New Martinsville, WV, died Sunday, November 6, 2011 at OVMC, Wheeling, WV. She was born October 24, 1927 in New Martinsville, the daughter of the late Franklin Pierce Sr. and Mary Emma Anderson Clegg.

Jean was a retired cook with the Wetzel County Schools and a member of the Church of Christ in Duffy, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund "Jack" Dotson in 2004; a sister, Edith Finnegan; and two brothers, Franklin Pierce Clegg Jr. and Paul Eugene Clegg.

Survivors include a step-daughter, Carol Hayes Kimble of Myrtle Beach, SC; and two special family members that were like grandchildren, Angela (Scott) Cooper and Aaron (Anissa) Bohrer, both of Paden City, WV; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with Evangelist Jerry Yost officiating.

Interment in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Duffy Church of Christ, P.O. Box 236, Hannibal, OH 43931.

 

Dotta, Delores R. Dotta nee Eckels

Source: Grisell Funeral Home, Clarington, Ohio, December 17, 2011

Dotta, Delores R., age 84, of Shepherd Place, Clarington, OH, died Friday, December 16, 2011 at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV. She was born March 18, 1927 in Clarington, OH, the daughter of the late Howard Eckels; Nellie Palko Eckels Burton and Jack Burton.

She was a retired bookkeeper with Interstate Vending and also a retired Committee Chairperson with the Republican Party of Monroe County Board of Elections. She was past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Andover, OH #591, a member of Golden Links and Immanuel United Church of Christ, Clarington, OH.

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Dotta and a nephew, Michael Burton.

Survivors include a son, Richard (Cathy Morris) Dotta of Clarington, OH; a brother, Duane (Pat) Burton of Woodsfield, OH; a sister, Beverly Cavalier of Powhatan Point. OH and several nieces and nephews.

 Family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 and 6- 8 pm at the Grisell Funeral Home 125 Clarinda Dr. Clarington, where services will be held Monday at 11:00 am with Pastor Donald Hitchcock officiating.

Interment in Clarington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ, 106 Shepherd Place, Clarington, Ohio 43915.

 

Dougherty, Gladys Marie Dougherty nee Hudak

Source: Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, January 25, 2011

Gladys Marie Dougherty, 86, of Heartland of Marietta Nursing Home, Marietta (formerly of Woodsfield, Ohio) went to be with her Lord on Monday (Jan. 24, 2011) at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta.

She was born at Shadyside, Ohio, on May 29, 1924, a daughter of the late Rudy and Edna Short Hudak.

Gladys was a homemaker and was a faithful supporter of missionary work and a Christian by faith. She enjoyed her children, grandchildren and their visits. She also enjoyed her birds and bunnies.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" Dougherty on June 6, 1994; and a son-in-law, Jim Biehl.

Surviving are three daughters, Mary (Clayton Jr.) Christman of Clarington, Ohio, Elaine (Tim) Huck of Lowell, Ohio, Sandy (Kenny) Bach of Marietta, Ohio; one son, David (Lu Ann) Dougherty of Hilliard, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Lori Roby of Columbus, Ohio, Nicki (Jay) Kline of Buchtel, Ohio, Erin (Ben) Roxby of Bellaire, Ohio, Erica (Samuel) Shepherd of Clarington, Ohio, Chelsea Huck of Lowell, Ohio, Tiffany (Rick) Betzing-Gorham of Marietta, Ohio, Autumn Joseph of Marietta, Ohio, Danielle (Adam) Michael of Hilliard, Ohio, Robert (Joelle) Dougherty of Hilliard, Ohio; 17 great-grandchildren, Ryan Ramey, Cpl Blake Kline, U.S. Marine Corp., Camp Pendleton, Calif., Kimberly Kline, Daniel Kline, Rhiannon Kline, Wesley Roxby, Kendra Roxby, Megan Shepherd, Shannon Shepherd, Samuel Shepherd Jr., Aaron Betzing, Haley Betzing, Abbey Turner, Connor Michael, Brooke Michael, Gwen Dougherty and Evan Dougherty; one great-great-grandson, Cayden Kline.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 S.R. 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio, from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Thursday with Max Winland officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to a local food bank.

 

Drum, Ruth E. Drum nee English

Source: Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 2011

Ruth E. English Drum, 91, of 312 Guilford Ave., Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Sunday, November 20, 2011 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio.

          She was born at Lebanon, Ohio on May 15, 1920, a daughter of the late Floyd A. and Minnie Griffin English.

          Ruth was a retired clerk for the Monroe County Treasurer’s Office, a member of the First United Methodist Church, Woodsfield, Ohio, and a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary, Post 5303, Woodsfield, Ohio.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul “Doc” Drum in 1962; two brothers, George English and Claude English; three sisters, Alice Smith, Velma Forshey and Mabel Meek; a son-in-law, Gene Parr.

          Surviving are one daughter, Donna Parr of Woodsfield, Ohio, one son, Dan (Irma) Drum of Encino, California, one grandson, Jase (Kim) Parr of Wooster, Ohio, one great grandson, Lucas Geno Parr of Wooster, Ohio, two sisters-in-law, Jeanne (Dale) Schwall, Helen Drum English, both of Woodsfield, Ohio and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

            Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. David Hull-Frye officiating. Interment will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Gas Cards c/o Shirley Brown, 48397 Keylor Hill Rd., Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

Dunfee, Janice Marie Dunfee nee Mahoney

Source: Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville, Ohio,

March 24, 2011

Janice Marie Dunfee, 78, of Barnesville, Ohio died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at The Manor At Whitehall in Whitehall, Ohio.  She was born July 16, 1932 in Somerton, Ohio to the late Eldon Steward and Hazel P. (Jones) Mahoney.

Janice was a retired Accountant of 31 years with Landmark.  She was a member of the Barnesville First United Methodist Church and a former member of Barnesville OES #206.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband - Charles L. Dunfee (2/18/2000); and a brother William Neal Mahoney. 

She is survived by a brother - James A. (Rosemary) Mahoney of Cincinnati; 3 sisters - Mary Lou Richards of Columbus, Susan Mahoney of Columbus, and Sharon (Richard) Schottler of Poughquag, New York; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and great great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 4-7 PM at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 North Chestnut Street, Barnesville, Ohio with services being held Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 10 AM with Rev. Elaine Sturtz officiating. 

Burial follows at Somerton Cemetery in Somerton, Ohio. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Health Care, 540 Officenter Place Suite 100, Gahanna, Ohio 43230.

 

Dunham, Wanda Dunham nee Morris

Source: Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, July 30, 2011

DUNHAM, Wanda Jewell Morris, 80, formerly of Sun City, Arizona, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at Acuity Specialty Hospital in Steubenville, Ohio. She was born September 7, 1930 in Welty, Oklahoma, daughter of the late, Clark Jehu Morris and Leoma Lenora Harrison Morris.

Wanda was a homemaker and bookkeeper and a member of the First Christian Church in Mesquite, Texas; and a member of the AARP.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Alvin Dunham on May 4, 2011; five brothers, Pete, Robert, Howard, Nuz and Smokey; four sisters, Virginia, Tobitha, Johnnie and Alice; and Brother- in-law, Joe Dunham.

Surviving are her daughter, Becky (Ron) Groves of St. Clairsville; five grandchildren, Ronda (Jerry) Dunlap, Tammy (Jamie) Price, Crystal (Eric) Turley, Ron II "Bub" Groves and Kent Dawson; seven great grandchildren, Tristan and Jaksan Price, Jeramey Dunlap, Morgan Turley, Destany Groves, Lauren and Brent Dawson; one great great granddaughter, Lillyana Dawson; a sister-in-law, Patsy Dunham of Paris, Texas; many nieces and nephews.

Private services were held at the convenience of the family with Everett Hutson officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Toothman Funeral Home in St. Clairsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ, 190 Woodrow Avenue, St. Clairsville, OH 43950.

 

 

 

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