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Monroe County Obituaries

2002

 

 

 

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John W. Price

Source:  Marietta Time, Tues. Oct 29, 2002
   MALONE, Fla. - John W. Price, 80, of Malone, formerly of Woodsfield, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at his home in Malone after a brief illness.  He was born Feb. 20, 1922, in Woodsfield to Clarence E. and Hazel Gillispie Price. He was a past general chairman of the United Transportation Union. He was a veteran of the African and European Theaters of Operations during World War II. He was an avid golfer for more than 70 years.
   He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jeannie Cline Price; one son and daughter-in-law, John and Jodi Grimm Price; one daughter, Stephanie and Nathan Shimer; six grandchildren, Kelli Price Chawla, Christian Price, Stacie McGarry Grose, Schuyler McGarry Strawser, Laura Shimer and Nik Shimer; and three great-grandchildren, Victoria Strawser, Rebecca Grose and Seth Grose.
   He was preceded in death by his parents. 

   Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield with the Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Full military graveside services will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield conducted by the Belmont Veterans Council.
   Visitation is from 2 to 4:30 and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday at the home of Mildred Cline Fliehman on Lewisville Road, Woodsfield.

 

Beryl O. Morrison, nee Mobberly

Beryl O. Morrison, 79, of the Horn's Nursing Home, Wooster, formerly of Monroe County and Lodi, died Aug. 26, 2002, at the nursing home. She was born at Sycamore Valley, Oct. 14, 1922, a daughter of the late Amos and Olive B. Smith Mobberly.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Medina Church of Christ in Medina.

Surviving are two daughters, Martha Warner, Shirley Boreman, both of Wooster; two

sons, Phil Morrison, Florida, Lonnie Morrison and his wife, Wileen, Strongsville; two sisters, Mrs. John (June) Hester, Medina, Mrs. Rolland (Mona) Bigley, Medina; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert E. Morrison on Dec. 2, 1999; daughter, Charlene Morrison; grandson, Thomas Boreman; son-in-law, Darrell Warner.

Friends will be received at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, 7 - 9 p.m., Aug. 28, where ·funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Aug. 29, with Jim Duty officiating. Burial will follow in the Creighton Ridge Cemetery, near Sycamore Valley.

 

Robert C. Grimm

Source:  The Marietta Times Marietta, OH, November 1, 2002
   WOODSFIELD - Robert C. Grimm, 81, of Lickskillet Road died Thursday (Oct. 31, 2002) at Barnesville Hospital.  He was born Aug. 8, 1921, in Monroe County to Orlando B. Grimm and Mary Starr Grimm. He was a former employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad and was a retired employee of Montgomery Ward in Fort Wayne, Ind.  An Army veteran of World War II, he served three years in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater

   He was a Presbyterian by faith.
   He is survived by his former wife, Floi Parr Grimm and family of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Betty Paulus of Woodsfield and Helen Marsh and her husband, Dana, of Columbus; four nieces, Marilyn Paulus, Christine Boyers, Mary Ann Janes and Claudia Staley; and four nephews, Frank Paulus, Ralph Paulus, James Janes and Claude Alan Janes.

   There will be no visitation. Graveside military services will be conducted at Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe County Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 653, Lewisville Road, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

Minnie Columbia Luburgh, nee Needs

Source:  Monroe County Beacon dated February 7, 2002

Minnie C. Luburgh, 102, 315 Guilford Ave., Woodsfield, formerly of 107 North Paul St., Woodsfield, died Jan. 29, 2002, in the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield. She was born near Caldwell, Crum Ridge, on March 11, 1899, a daughter of the late Andrew H. and Mary Spence Needs.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ in Woodsfield.

She had enjoyed sewing and crocheting and especially enjoyed her family.

Surviving are three daughters, Ruth Camden, Woodsfield, Mrs. Charles W. (Ruby) Martin, Mrs. Edwin  (Virginia) Devore, Jacksonville, FL; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Carlos Luburgh on Dec. 24, 1969; a daughter, Betty June Luburgh; son, James Richard Luburgh; five sisters, Dora Oldham, Iona Wharton, Pearl House,· Florence Luke, Fanchion Marker; brother Roy Weeds; grandson, James Wilbert Martin; great-great-grandson, Nathan Michael Norman; son-in-law, Robert G. "Bud" Camden.

Friends were received at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Feb. 1, where funeral services were held Feb. 2,with Sam Bartrug officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodsfield Church of Christ, Benevolent

Fund, 860 Lewisville Rd., Woodsfield, OH 43793.

 

Nellie G. Anderson

Source:  Monroe County Beacon dated February 21, 2002

Nellie G. Anderson, 92, Graysville, died Feb. 16, 2002, at the Woodsfield Nursing and

Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Monroe County, Aug. 15, 1909, a daughter of the late Charles Anderson and Hannah Sloan Anderson.

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

Surviving.are a sister, Nettie Martin, Sycamore Valley; sister-in-law, Myra Anderson, Graysville; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Lila Rinard, Daisy

Weckbacher, Anna Frank, Georgia Anderson; five brothers, Ora Pinderson, Denver Anderson, Cars Anderson, Luther Anderson; an infant brother, George Hessie Anderson.

Friends were received Feb. 19 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be held at 11 a.m., Feb. 20, with Minister Harold Kinney officiating. Burial in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, near Graysville.

 

Frederick W. Dillon

Source:  Monroe County Beacon dated April 18, 2002

Frederick W. Dillon, 62, Mechanicsburg Rd., Woodsfield died April 9, 2002, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born in Monroe County, July 11,1939, a son of Virginia Forester Dillon, Woodsfield, and the late Jack Dillon.

He was a timber cutter and veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mandy Dillon Sardis; three sons, James Dillon and his wife, Tess, Memphis, TN, Michael Dillon, Chillicothe, Jack Dillon and his wife, Tammie, Wooster; two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Sheila) Pittman, Mrs. Loyd, (Rachel)

Fellers, all of Sardis; brother, Larry Dillon and his wife, Vivan, Woodsfield; sister, Darla

Harmon, Graysville; 14 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren.

Friends were received April 12 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services were held April 13, with Rev. Frank Conley officiating. Burial in Antioch Cemetery, Antioch.

 

Majorie M, Hogue, Nalley

Source:  Monroe County Beacon dated February 2, 2002

Majorie M, Hogue, 80, 36920 SR 78, Woodsfield, died Jan. 30, 2002, at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield. She was born at  Woodsfield on Feb. 9, 1921, a daughter of the late Vernon Maurice and Bertha Kinsey Nalley.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ, Woodsfield.

Surviving are; two daughters, Bonnie Rothenbuhler, Cameron, Mrs. Don (Sharon) Weber, Woodsfield; son, Gailord Hogue and his wife, Laura) Woodsfield; sister, Marveline McConnell, Columbus; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis E. Hogue on June 8,  1999; two brothers, James Nalley and Melvin Nalley; two grandsons, Jeffrey  Hogue and Jon Garrett Hogue.

Friends  were  received  at Watters .Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Feb. 1, where funeral services were held Feb. 2, with Sam Bartrug officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Melvin M. Bates,

Source:  The Monroe County Beacon June 20, 2002

     Melvin M. Bates78, Ashland, died June 16, 2002 at Kingston of Ashland, following an extended illness. He was born May 16, 1924, in Woodsfield, the son of Adison and Edna Devore Bates.
     He had been a resident of Ashland County for most all of his life where he worked for the Highway Department for many years, and most recently retired from Hawkins Market.  He also farmed in his free time.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served in WW II.
     Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann, whom he married Jan. 18, 1946; son and daughter-in-law, Emerson and Sandra Bates, Ashland; daughter, Connie, and son-in-law, Roger Kobb, Ashland; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by two sons, Larry Lyn and Wayne Russel Bates.
     Friends were received June 18 at Heyl Funeral Home, Ashland, where services will be held at 11 a.m., June 19, with Pastor Dan Bilkert officiating.  Burial will follow at Nankin Cemetery, where the Ashland County Joint Veterans Association will perform military services.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 220 Sandusky St., Ashland, OH 44805.

 

Audrey Evalee Mobberly (nee Woodard)

     Audrey Evalee Mobberly, 87, Lodi, formerly of Pleasant Grove, died June 6, 2002 at Galion Community Hospital, Galion.  She was born June 6, 1915 in Graysville, a daughter of Jay and the late Freda Victoria Gray Nalley Woodard.

    She was a homemaker all her life; was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ, Graysville, Colrain Senior Citizens Center for many years, avid traveler and sports fan following Ohio State football and basketball.  She enjoyed social events and was fun to be with.

    Surviving, in addition to her father, are two daughters and son-in-law, Mary Jane Mobberly, West Salem, Mrs. Charles (Sharon Kay) Robinson, Galion; four grandchildren, Robin R. Robinson, Thomas G. Robinson, Amber M. Means and Rhett E. Bainter; five great-grandchildren, Joshua T. Grieve, Cainon C. Means, Colton S. Means, Haley S. Bainter and Erica R. Bainter; Sister, June Rose Green Moss, Michigan.

    In addition to her mother who died in 1997 at 100 years of age she was preceded in death by her husband, John Milton Mobberly, whom she married Sept. 21, 1935 and died in 1981; grandson, Jeffrey S. Ray in 1983; brother Roger Green.

    Friends were received an hour prior to the service June 18 at Matteson Funeral Home, West Salem; later at the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ, Graysville, with Rev. Jim Duty officiating.  Burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Graysville.

 

Grethel L. Winland

    Grethel L. Winland, 84, Woodsfield, formerly of Graysville, Died June 16, 2002 in Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield.  She was born Oct 27, 1917, in Knox County, a daughter of the late Jim and Mary Edith Dillon Smith.

    She was a homemaker and a member of the Graysville Church of Christ, Graysville.

    Surviving are five sons, Don Winland and his wife, Brenda; Roy Winland and his wife, Ila May, all of Ashland; Floyd Winland and his wife, Patsy; Walter Winland and Carl Winland and his wife Linda all of Graysville; two daughters Norma Jean Pentello, Reynoldsburg, Pamela Winland, Woodsfield; brother, Lloyd Smith; three sisters Maggie McLaughlin, Helen Patton all of Mansfield and Frances Dillon, New Philadelphia; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-graandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon "Peanut" Winland; three brothers, Bill, Bob, and Ralph Smith; granddaughter, Angela Pentello.

    Friends were received June 18 at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be held at 2 p.m., June 19, with Roy Winland and Harold Kinney Jr., officiating.  Burial will follow in the Graysville Church of Christ, Graysville.

 

Donald L. Young, 56, Pataskala, died unexpectedly March 23, 2002, at his home.  He was born in Monroe County, September 12, 1945, a son of the late Lewis and Margaret Young.

          He was a former Reynoldsburg resident for 22 years, worked for 16 years at Western Electirc/AT&T, currently employed by General Electric Super Abrasives, and served six years in the U.S. Army Reserves.

          Surviving are his wife of 33 years, Bonnie Decker Young; three sons, Brent, Chad and Chris Young; three grandchildren, Devan, Taylor and Taygan; brother Bob and his wife, Eleanor Young; two sisters, Mrs Glen (Juanita) Stalder and Mrs. Mark (Sue) Martinka.

          Friends were received March 26 at Cotner Funeral Home, Reynoldsburg, where services will be held March 27, at 11:30 a.m.

 

Violet Maud Bott, nee Anderson

Source, Monroe County Beacon

     Violet Bott, 83, Lewisville Rd., Woodsfield, died Sept. 22, 2002, at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus.  She was born in Monroe County, Aug. 31, 1919, a daughter of the late Albert (Al) Anderson and Lucinda Nalley Anderson

     She was the owner/operator of Violet's Beauty Shop, Woodsfield, for 65 years; a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ; member of Illdreth Rebekah Lodge # 842 Past Chief, member of Pythian Sisters Lodge of Woodsfield Past Noble Grand, and a 55 year member of Center Grange.

     Surviving are a son, John Bott, Woodsfield; brother-in-law, Ellis Bott, Marietta.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Guy E. Bott, Jan. 1986

     Friends were received Sept. 25 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where service were held Sept. 26, with Harry Summers officiating.  Burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.  Rebekah Lodge service was held Sept. 25 at the funeral home.

 

Hazel Marie Steele, nee Farrabee

Source Monroe County Beacon Feb 7, 2002

          Hazel Marie Steele, 90, Barnesville, Formerly of Fairview and Somerton, died Feb. 2, 2002, at the Barnesville Health Care Center.  She was born Sept 11, 1911, in Beallsville, a daughter of the late Homer and Emily Weekley Farrabee.

          She was a Protestant by faith, a homemaker, mother and an avid quilter.

          Surviving are three sons, Bob and wife Sandra, Fairview, Roy and his wife Becky, Barnesville, Paul, Kimbolton; step-son, James Franklin and wife Dottie, Akron, step-daughter, Mary Belle Steele, Louisville, OH; step-daughters-in-law, Betty Steele, Orlando, FL and Peggy Steele, Cuyahoga Falls; 28 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; special friend, Mrs. Charles (Harriett) Whiteley, Fairview.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Steele, on Oct 7, 1987, step-sons, John and Joe Steele; brother, Frank Farrabee; sister Mae Fitzgerald; grandson and great-granddaughter.

          Friends were received Feb 5 at Campbell-Plumley-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville, where services will be held February 6 at 1 p.m., with Pastor Rodney West officiating.  Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery, Centerville, OH

 

Nina Emaline Beardmore, nee Martin

Nina Emaline Beardmore, nee Martin, 85, 1003 Glendale Rd., Marietta, died March 27, 2002, at her home.  She was born Sept. 21, 1916, in Monroe County, to Edward and Lela Whitacre Martin.  She had lived in Marietta most of her life.

          She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ and the Dana Class.  She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star #59, Marietta, She enjoyed cross stitching, cooking and being around her family.

          Surviving are her son, Jeffrey Beardmore and his wife, Lynn, of Flemming; granddaughter, Sarah Beardmore, Flemming; brother Wilbert Martin and his wife, Ruby, Woodsfield; numerous nieces and nephews.

          She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Beardmore, Sept. 16, 1982, whom she married Nov. 24, 1938; daughter Karen Beardmore; two sisters, Schammie Johnson and Elizabeth Lindamore.

          Friends were received March 29 at Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, and March 30 at the First Congregational Church prior to services, with Rev. Linda Steelman officiating.  Burial in Valley Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church, 318 Front St., Marietta, OH 45750.

 

Delmer L. Christman

Source:  Monroe County Beacon dated April 18, 2002:

          Delmer L. Christman, 82, 1275 Marion Melmore Rd., Bucyrus, died April 13, 2002, in Hartland, of Bucyrus.  He was born May 23, 1919, in Monroe County, a son of the late Lewis E. Christman and Anna K. Claus Christman.

          He farmed until 1970 and then worked for the County Highway Department retiring in 1989.  He moved to this area in 1948.

          He was a member of the St. John United Church of Christ, former Lykens School Board member, North Robinson Equity board, the Crawford County Fair board member; served on the church board and was a 4-H advisor.  He enjoyed carpentry and especially liked making grandfather clocks and working in his yard.

          Surviving are his wife, Mary Grace Smith Christman, whom he married July 3, 1943; three daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Mary Jane) Bays, of Sycamore, Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) Gearhart, rural Bucyrus, Annabelle Horning, Mansfield; three granddaughters, Malynne Keiter and Tony Barker, Mrs. Todd (Betty Jo) Billings, Jody Horning; step-grandchild; great-grandson, Harley Barker; two step-great grandchildren; four brothers, Thurman Christman, Woodsfield, Robert Christman, Bucyrus, Wilbur Christman, Caledona, Edward Christman, Bolivar; brother-in-law, Charence Smith, Monroe County.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Douglas Keiter; two brothers, Lawrence and Earnest christman; two sisters, Celesta Welty and Louse Bower.

          Friends will be received April 17 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. , at Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home, Bucyrus, with Rev. John Miller and Rev. Karla Frost officiating.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or the Relay for Life through the funeral home.

 

Barbara Ann Smith

Source:  Monroe County Beacon dated March 28, 2002:

          Barbara A. Smith, 72, West Maple Ave., Geneva Twp. died Feb. 28, 2002, at her home.  She was born Nov. 20, 19929, in Willoughby, a daughter of the late Keston and Stella Weber Wahl Brigham.  She had lived in Geneva Twp. for the past three years, previously living 30 years on River Glen Drive, Austinburg Twp.

          She was a graduate of Rock Creek High School.

          Surviving are two daughters, Dianna M. Patterson, Jackson Center, Pa., S. Barbara Schultz, Geneva; three grandchildren, Dalynne Sanborn, and Eric and Scott Schultz; two great-grand-children; three brothers, Corliss H. "Cork" Brigham, Eagleville, Roy C. Brighham, Portsmouth, N.H. and John C. Brigham, Eliot, Main; sister, Carrol J. Gildersleeve, Austinburg Twp.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Laverne 'Pete' Smith. Lewisville, in 1998 whom she married April 30, 1949 in Woodsfield; three brothers, Keston, Jr., Elmer and Linn Brigham; tow sisters, Velda Grandbouche, Lois Timms.

          Services were held March 4 at Fleming Funeral Home, Jefferson, with Rev. Bill McMinn of Eaglesville Bible Church officiating.  Burial in Eagleville Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, OH 43218

 

Robert Edwin Devore

          Robert Edwin Devore, 77, died Aug. 28, 2002.  He was a native of Graysville and was a resident of Jacksonville, Fla., for 43 years.

          He served in the U.S. Army during WW II with Company E 180th Infantry Regiment 45th Division Co.  He was employed by F.E. Myers Co. for 41 years, having managed the Jacksonville warehouse.

          Surviving are his loving wife of 56 years, Virginia Luburgh Devore; son, Steve Devore (Candy); three daughters, Mrs. Rob (Carol) Cox, Mrs. Conrad (Pam) Edwards, Mrs. Paul (Jill) Horwath; five grandchildren; Patrick and Michael Cox, Nathan and Chelsea Edward, Paul Horwath Jr.; four great grandchildren, Ethan and Andrew Cox, and April and Harley Horwath; sister Mrs. Larry (Ruth) Mackey; several nieces and nephews.

          He was preceded in death by his parents, George N. and Phyllis A. Devore; brother, George N. Devore, Jr.

          Friends are received Aug. 30 at Hardage-Gliddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, Fla., where funeral services were held Aug. 31.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 16444, Jacksonville, Fla. 32245.

 

Emma Jordan, nee Stanforth

          Emma S. Jordan, 94, died Sept. 12, 2002, at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield.  She died as a result of complications from a fall in her apartment at Monroe Manor on Aug. 21.

          She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry C. Gordan; six brothers; two sisters.

          After living in Fort Worth, Texas, for 41 years, she returned to Ohio in 1983, to live with her sister, Lucille Traylor, at 211 Eastern Ave.  After Lucille's death in 1986, Emma continued to live on Eastern Avenue where many local residents will remember her as the "lady with the hat" whom they saw many, many mornings working in her yard, tending it loveingly, and keeping it "swept clean".

          After recuperating from a broken hip sustained in a fall in April, 2000, she lived at the Monroe Manor Apartments.

          "Auntie Em", as I, Barbara Traylor Young, called her all my life, believed with her whole heart in Jesus Christ and the "Good News" which He brought to all of mankind.  She attempted in every way she knew how, to spread the Gospel to everyone she met and to countless people around the world through her participation in the World Radio, Herald of Truth, World Christian Broadcasting, and In Search of the Lord's Way ministries.

          She worshipped at the Goudy Church of Christ but considered herself a member of the body of Christ whereever it met.

          "Precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of His saints, " Psalm 116:15.

          Funeral services were held Sept. 15 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, with Paul Eddy officiating.  Burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Lewis Harlan Hines

Source:  Monroe County Beacon dated Jan. 31, 2002

          Lewis Harlan Hines, 74, Park Hill Rd., Corbin, KY, died Jan. 22, 2002 at Baptist Regional Medical Center, He was born Nov. 21, 1927 at Graysville, a son of the late James Henry and Freda L. Hartshorn Hines.

          He was a member of the Brummett Church of Christ.  He was a retired press operator with National Cash Register Company having worked there for 40 years.  He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by his family, friends and neighbors.

          Surviving are his wife, Mary Weddle Hines, Corbin, whom he married Aug. 5, 1955; son, Steven Lewis Hines, Corbin; two daughters, Gena F. Hines and Mrs. Brian (Sheia R. Hines) Baylor, all of Corbin; three brothers, Crawford Hines, Graysville, Marlin Hines, Canton, Carl Hines, Westerville; five grandchildren, Natalie Hines, Abby Baylor, Evan Baylor, Skyler Hines, Meggie Hines

          Friends were received Jan. 24 at Corbin Funeral Home, where funeral services were held Jan. 25, with Bro. Norman Webb officiating.  Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery.

 

William (Bill) Jacob Weber

Source:  Monroe County Beacon dated Thursday January 31, 2002

          William J. "Bill" Weber, Brooksville, FL. Died Jan 17 at Brooksville Hospice Center.  He was born June 20, 1920, in Lewisville, the son of William J. and Gertrude C Weber and grandson of the only village doctor in Lewisville.

          He was the owner and founder of the lighted house number which graces more than 300 homes in Brooksville and 15 states plus Canada.  As a young man, he was sent off to fight for his country during WW II.  He was assigned to the 65th Infantry Division of Patton's 3rd Army in Germany.  During his two year service to his country, Bill earned many medals including the Bronze Star, The Army Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the European Medal with two battle Stars, the WW II Occupation Medal German Bar.  He was an expert rifleman.

          Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Catherine; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Shirley) Wittman, Raytown, MO, Mrs. Cotton (Bonnie) Stamford, Spring, Texas; two Granddaughters, Linda, Kansas City, MO, Angel Rychlik, Houston, Texas; great granddaughter, Jessica, Kansas City; two grandsons, Curtis and Matthew Samford, The Woodslands, Texas; three great-grandsons, Cody, Ty and Evan, The Woodslands.

          He was preceded in death by a son, William Junior; seven brothers and sisters.

          A celebration of Bill's life was held on Jan. 24 for friends and loved ones.  Burial was in Florida National Cemetery.

 

Hobart G. Blair

Hobart G. Blair, 72, 30516 CR 16B, Lower Salem, died December 28, 2002, in Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta.  He was born Feb. 19, 1930 at Lebanon, a son of the late Elza E. and Myrtle Christina Nalley Blair.

          He was a retired farmer and a member of the Creighton Ridge Church of Christ, near Sycamore Valley.  He enjoyed old time music and playing the banjo.

          Surviving are his wife Dorothy Guiler Blair, whom he married Nov. 13, 1965; son, Ronald G Blair and his wife Valerie, Lower Salem; sister Ona Dennis, Wingett Run; grandson, Andrew Blair, Lower Salem; several nieces and nephews.

          Friends were received at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Dec. 30.  Friends then received at the Creighton Ridge Church of Christ Building near Sycamore Valley, Dec. 31, until time of services, with Vernon Crum and Kent Parks officiating.  Burial followed in Creighton Ridge Cemetery, near Sycamore Valley.

 

Lude, Wilber Henry Lude

Source: Marietta Times, Marietta Ohio, 30 July 2002

  Moundsville, W. Va. - Wilber H. Lude, 85, of Elm Avenue died Sunday (July 28, 2002) at the Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center in Wheeling, W. Va.

  He was born Feb. 12, 1917, in Antioch, to Clarence C.[Chris] and Clara E. [Elizabeth] Hoff Lude. He was retired from the former Allied Chemical Corp. He was a member of McMechen Church of Christ, served on the Moundsville Council and was a former mayor of Moundsville. [Note: His mother's name was Clara, not Clare]

  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Gladys L. Jackson Lude of Moundsville; two sons, Don Lude and his wife, Suzy, of Indiana and Roger Lude and his wife, Shirley, of Syracuse, Ohio; four daughters, Garnet Blake and her husband, Lonnie, of New Martinsville, W. Va., Connie Martin and her husband, Charles, of Moundsville, Cathy Ramsey and her husband, Martin, of Powhatan Point and Sandra Ferrie and her husband, Albert, of Cleveland; two sisters, Florence Lallathin and her husband, Ralph, of Antioch and N. Ruth Sampson of Bethleham, W. Va.; one brother, Clarence P. Lude of Woodsfield; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

  Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Evangelist Bill Carroll officiating. Burial is in West Union Cemetery near Sardis. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to West Union Cemetery, in care of Bob Kinney, 43074 Monroe County 10A., Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

Harry L. Huntsman

Harry L. (Dyner) Huntsman Sr., 71, of Barnesville, died Saturday at his home; nov. 16, 2002. He was born feb. 14, 1931 in Woodsfield.

Dyner served in the marine corps, and was a member of the VFW Post 2792,  American Legion Post 168; loom and F.O.E.

He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Huntsman; two brothers; a sister and two great-grandsons.

Surviving are his mother, Edna Huntsman  of St. Clairsville; two sons, Butch Huntsman and his wife Dana of Barnesville and Alan and his wife Debbie of Bethesda; three daughters, Mrs. (Sharon) Buzzard of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Earl (Diane) Showalter and Kathy Huntsman, both of Barnesville; two brothers, Marvin Huntsman of California and Joe (Sonny) Huntsman of Georgia; five sisters, Sylvia Spencer of Toronto, Betty Baker of Caldwell, Edna Lucas of Bethesda, Thelma Hicks of Texas and Janet Rock of Toronto, Oh.19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren.

Friends were received Tuesday at Campbell -Plumly Funeral Home; 319 N. Chestnut Street, Barnesville, Ohio where services will be held at 11a.m. Wednesday. Burial follows in Crestview Cemetery Barnesville.

Military graveside services will be conducted by Belmont County Council of the VFW.

 

Francis O."Jack" Matson, Jr. (August 10,1943 - March 28, 2002)

A funeral service for Francis O. "Jack" Matson, Jr., 58, of Buckeye Lake, will be held at 7p.m. today at Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Chapel with pastor Bob Perdue officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in Newark Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Matson died March 28, 2002, at Selma Markowitz Hospice care center. He was born Aug.10, 1943, in Troy, to the late Francis O. Matson Sr. and Mary Elizabeth (Wilson) Hosmer.

Mr. Matson worked at Diebold, Inc. For 28 years.  He served in the navy in the 1960's, and was a member of the CWA-AFL-CIO local #84710.

Mr. Matson is survived by his wife of 28 years, Betty I. (Lendon) Matson of Buckeye Lake, whom he married August 9, 1973; second mother, Lorene (Williams) Matson of Newark; daughters Janet Lynn Matson of Clearwater, Fla., Estelle Belle Booth  of Buckeye Lake, Patricia Irene Showalter of Hanover and Rita Renee Dolan of Newark; sons Jonathan Douglas Matson of Hilliard, Jason Alan Matson of Dayton, James Francis Hall Matson , James Mansel Kurtz Jr. of Buckeye Lake, Jerome Michael Kurtz of Delaware, and Jeffrey Manuel Kurtz of Delaware; sisters Janot Arlene Fitch of Louisa, KY, Lois Jean Derr of Bradford, Sandra Jo Wright of Newark and Rosemary Mees of Sidney; brothers , David C. Matson of Corpus Christi, Texas, John Hosmer of Pemberton and Chris Johnson of Dayton; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dale Matson.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, 179 Granville St. Newark.  On line condolences can be sent at www. Schoedinger.com.

 

Rodney D. Wheeler

Rodney D. Wheeler, 45, of Bethesda, died Wednesday (Nov. 6, 2002) in Columbus.  He was born May 22, 1957, in Alliance, son of Mrs. Cliff (Sylvia) Huntsman Spencer and the late Samuel H. Wheeler.  Mr. Wheeler was an employee of Seminole Tubular in Cambridge and was a member of the East Main Street Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Stanley and Laura Wheeler and Earl Huntsman.

He leaves his loving wife, Jennifer (Sampson) Wheeler, a son Bradley Wheeler of the home; two sisters, Amy and Stephanie of the home; two brothers, David Wheeler of Bethesda and Samuel W. Wheeler of north Carolina; and his grandmother Edna Huntsman of St. Clairsville.

Calling hours were held Saturday.  Services were held Sunday at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville. Burial followed in Crestview cemetery, Barnesville.  Memorial contributions may be made to Quaker City volunteer fire department.

 

Grace L. Henthorn nee Morris

Grace L. Henthorn, 79, TH.512, Sardis,died Jan.30,2002, at her home. She was born in Belmont County,April 16, 1922, a daughter of the late Dory Morris and Luetta Wickham Morris.  She was a member of the Brownsville Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband, Lloyd Henthorn, Sardis, whom she married 55 years ago: son Paul Henthorn, Sardis: four daughters, Sara Huff, Hayesville, Millie Haney, Sardis, Marlene Terwilliger, Woodsfield, Shirley McCaslin, Woodsfield; two brothers, Freeman Morris, Sardis, Chester Morris, Oklahoma: four sisters, Beulah Crawford, Summerfield, Gladys Salisbury, Sardis, Mary Riggs, New Matamoras, Ellen Nolan, North Carolina; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren;1 great-great-grandson.

In addition to her parents she was preceeded in death by a brother, Clyde Morris.

Friends were received Jan.31 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services were held Feb.1, with Minister Warren Kinney officiating. Burial in West Union Cemetery near Sardis.

 

Carl R. Lendon

Carl R. Lendon, 54, of 50865 Church Street, Malaga, Ohio, died Monday, December 16, 2002 at his home. He was born June 24, 1948 in Lewisville, Ohio, son of the late Leonard and Estelle (Morris) Lendon.

Carl was a devoted husband and father, a retired electrician for Ormet Rolling Mill, a member of Trinity Church of Christ in Lewisville, Ohio, an Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, and a member of Beallsville Masonic Lodge #362 F&AM.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother -- Leonard Lendon, Jr. And a half sister--Mary Miller.

He is survived by his loving wife – Faye (Caldwell) Lendon; a son Zachary Lendon of Cleveland, Ohio; a daughter -- Erica Lendon of the home; a half brother - Larry Schaub of Lewisville, Ohio; 4 sisters - Elsie Bonam of Wooster ,Ohio, Cora Blackstone of Lewisville, Ohio, Betty Matson of Buckeye Lake, Ohio, and Frances Lendon of Ashland, Ohio; and 2 half sisters--Bonnie Eichhorn of Arizona and Alvaretta Luyster of Buckeye Lake, Ohio.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9p.m. on Wednesday, at Campbell – Plumly - Millburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut Street, Barnesville, Ohio, where services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2002, with Delmos Figel officiating. Burial follows in Beallsville Cemetery, Beallsville, Ohio.  Full military honors will be conducted by Belmont County Council of the VFW.

 

Raymond K. Kuhn

SOURCE: Times Leader . . . Martins Ferry, OH, dated, 24 Dec 2002 

(Raymond K. Kuhn was born on 27 Oct 1919 in Burkhart Station, Monroe Co., OH. He died on 23 Dec 2002 in Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH.)

Raymond K. Kuhn, 83, Barnesville, died Monday at the Barnesville Health Care Center. He was born Oct. 27, 1919 at Burkhart Station, son of the late Leo and Eleanor (Crum) Kuhn. He was an Army veteran of World War II; a retired truck driver for M&K and Pomco; a member of Assumption Catholic Church, K of C and VFW Post 2792.Preceded by wife, Helen Marie (Schafer) Kuhn; and brothers, Herman, Mike, Ted and Earl.

Surviving are a son, Paul Kuhn of Barnesville; daughter, Mrs. Richard (Rita) Hall of Barnesville; brothers, John and Bernard Kuhn of Zanesville; sisters, Mrs. Gilbert (Mary) Bowman of Zanesville and Laura Harrell of Fitzgerald, Ga.; grandchildren, Rusty Hall and wife Laura of Chicago and Rachael Weis and husband Brian of Powell, Ohio.; and a great-grandchild, Vanessa Renee Weis.

Friends received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, Ohio and at Assumption Catholic Church, Barnesville, Friday from 9 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Virgil Reischman. Burial follows in Crestview Cemetery, Barnesville. Full military honors conducted by Belmont County Council of the VFW.

 

Eileen Ludwig Kremer

Source:  Marietta Times, April 6, 2002

Beallsville – Eileen Ludwig Kremer, 73, of 41385 North Park Drive died at 3:15 p.m. Friday (April 5, 2002) in Barnesville Hospital at Barnesville.  She was born Nov. 25, 1928, at Woodsfield to Gilbert and Oneda Christman Ludwig.

She is survived by her husband, George Kremer, whom she married on Dec. 28, 1946; two daughters, Linda Pratt of Waddy, Ky., and Patricia Kay of Middletown, Ohio; two sons, Jeffrey Kremer of Alpharetta, Ga., and G. Andrew Kremer of Miami, Fla.; one sister, Myra McGuire of Mason, Ohio; one half brother, Elwood Hossman of Newport; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Philip E. Ludwig.  There will be no visitation.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield with the Rev. Richard Wilson officiating.  Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield is in charge of arrangements.

 

Elsie M. Jones nee Henthorn

    Elsie M. Jones, 74, of Woodsfield, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W.Va.

She was born June 25,1927, in Monroe County, daughter of the late Samson and Elizabeth(Conner) Henthorn.  Mrs. Jones was a member of the Laings Church of Christ.

    She was preceeded in death by a son, Thomas A. Jones; two brothers, Ralph and Victor Henthorn; and three sisters, Ella Evelyn Eikleberry, Hazel Saffle and Della Miller.

    She leaves her husband, Charles A. Jones  of Woodsfield; a daughter, Mrs. Harry (Dorothy) Wilson of Woodsfield; a brother, Lloyd Henthorn of Sardis; and four grandchildren, Thomas, James, Ralph and Traci Wilson.

    Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday with Ministers Charles Schultheisz and Sam Bartrug officiating.  Burial will be in West Union Cemetery, near Sardis.

 

Josephine A. Dennis nee Ueltschy

          Josephine Dennis, 90, Clarington, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002 at New Martinsville Health Care Center.  She was born Feb. 17, 1912 in Farr, W.Va. the daughter of the late William and Florida Conley Ueltschy.

          Survivors include four sons, Walter Lee Dennis, Gene (Linda) Dennis, Robert (Ethel) Dennis, and Gordon (Barbara) Dennis all of Clarington; two daughters, Virginia (Bill) Hanahan of Germantown, Ohio and Margery Schindler of Hannibal; three sisters, Minnie Butler, Clarington, Mabel Fish and Mary Ueltschy both of Woodsfield; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

          Including her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Dennis, three sons, six brothers, Thomas, Charles, John, Herbert, Paul and Albert Ueltschy; one sister, Goldie Moser.

          Friends were received Dec. 22 at the Grisell Funeral Home, Clarington, where funeral services were held Dec. 23, with Pastor Donald Hitchcock officiating.  Interment was in Mount Union Cemetery, Clarington.

 

Lillian Riggenbach nee Wenham

          Lillian V. Riggenbach, 97, Ravenna, died Dec. 8, 2002, at her home.  She was born Feb 22, 1905, in Donora, PA, a daughter of the late Isaac E. And Martha Ann Carpenter Wenham.  She lived in Ravenna since 1925.

          She was a homemaker and worked at Annevar Mills, in Ravenna, and the food services department at Kent State University.  She attended First Christian Church of Ravenna and was a member of Ravenna Senior Citizens.

          Surviving are her daughter, Betty Ann, of Ravenna; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward A., who died in 1991; a son, Preston, in 1990; brothers, Russell and Clayton.

          There were no calling hours.  Services were held Dec. 10 at Maple Grove Cemetery Chapel in Ravenna, with Rev. Bruce Chouinard officiating.  Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery.  Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, handled arrangements.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Robinson Memorial Hospital VNA and Hospice or Boys Village, Smithville, OH 44677-0518.

 

Norbert E. Schumacher

          Norbert E. Schumacher, 68, 47295 Moore Rdg. Rd., Woodsfield, died Dec. 17, 2002 in the U.M.P.C. Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was born near Woodsfield, Dec. 23, 1933, a son of the late Leo and Barbara Weisend Schumacher.  He was a retired farmer, a member of the St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War, a former board member of the Monroe Soil and Water Conservation, a member of the Monroe County Farm Bureau; a former board member of Landmark, a former board member of the A.S.C.S. in Monroe County and a former member of the Holstein Dairy Association.

          Surviving are his wife, Ada Harmon Schumacher, whom he married on April 8, 1967; three sisters, Sister Evelyn Ann Schumacher, Manitowoc, Wisc.: Lucille Block, Cincinnati, Mrs. Paul (Evelyn) King, of Beverly; brother, William Schumacher and his wife, Carol, Woodsfield; several nieces and nephews.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, David Lee Schumacher; his step-mother, Marie Schumacher; four brothers, Lawrence, Charles, Ambrose and Gilbert Schumacher; sister, Mary Jennings.

          Friends were received at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Dec. 20.  Funeral liturgy with Mass was celebrated Dec. 21 at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, with full military graveside services by the Belmont Veterans Council.  Vigil services were held Dec. 20 at the funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sylvester Catholic School, 119 Wayne St. Woodsfield, Oh 43793.

 

Frank William Buegel

          Frank William Buegel, 53, 4800 Town Hill Rd., Brownsville, New Matamoras, died Dec. 16, 2002, in Mid-western Regional Medical Center, Zion, Ill.  He was born Dec. 21, 1948, in Marietta, a son of Frances Elaine Lohr Buegel, Brownsville, Monroe County, and the late William Avery Buegel, who died Sept. 11, 1991.

          He was an electrician for Ormet Corporation, a member of Harmony Hill Baptist Church, Brownsville, and a Vietnam veteran.  He was also a member of the fire brigade at Ormet Corp., a Sunday school teacher, song leader and chairman of Missions Committee at the Harmony Hill Baptist Church, and a member of Midway Community Center.  While in the U.S. Army he received the Accommodation Medal for his service in Berlin, West Germany.  He was one of the founders of the Midway Hilltop Christian Academy.  He served in the U.S. Army for four years and three years of service in West Berlin.

          Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Marilyn Weber Beugel, whom he married Feb. 17, 1968; a son, Timothy and his wife, Becky, of Brownsville, Monroe Co.; daughter, Crystal Buegel, Brownsville, Monroe Co.

          Friends were received Dec. 19 at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras, where services were held Dec. 20, with Pastor Ron Weber officiating.  Burial in Brownsville German Lutheran Cemetery.  Military services were held at the graveside.

 

Lawrence A. Moose, Sr.

          Lawrence A. Moose, Sr., 85, 347 E. 4th Street, Ashland, died Dec. 17, 2002, at his residence.  He was born Nov. 15, 1917, in Woodsfield, and was the son of the late Talbert and Rose Draper Paulus Moose.  He had been a resident of Ashland since moving there in 1945 from Woodsfield.  He was a retired employee of the F.E. Myers Co., where he had worked as a Brass Molder for over 30 years.  He was a former Little League coach in Ashland and was a member of the Ashland Trotting Association and a former member of the Myers bowling league.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WW II as a Sergeant with the Battery D. 4th Coast Artillery.

          Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Betty J. Jones, whom he married Dec. 25, 1945; daughter, Vicki Smith of Ashland; son, Lawrence A. Moose, Jr., of Ashland; four grandchildren; a great-grandson.

          In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Roman P. Moose and Roger Moose.

          There were no calling hours or services.  Graveside services will be held at a later date in the Woodsfield Cemetery, Woodsfield.  Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Hospice of North Central Ohio, Inc., 1605 CR 1095, Ashland, OH 44805.  Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Dorothy Grace Clegg Sattler nee Bolen

          Dorothy Grace Bolen Clegg Sattler, 82, Sardis, died Dec. 19, 2002, at Wetzel County Hospital.  She was born June 24, 1920, at Sardis, to Charles and Georgia Ann Wright Bolen.  She was a member of the Narrows Run Church of Christ since 1955 and attended the Cameron Church of Christ the past two years with her daughter and family.  She was a homemaker.

          Surviving are five sons and two daughters, Arthur Clegg (Cathy), of Marietta, Charles Clegg (Barbara) and Roy Clegg (Jane), of Sardis, Henry Clegg (Janet), of Hannibal, Mrs. Gary (Wanda) Gilmore, Sardis, Earl Clegg (Betty), of Mansfield and Mrs. Marlon (Linda)Workman, of Laings; 18 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren.

          In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband Roy Clegg; second husband, Frank Sattler; grandson, David Clegg; brothers, Earl, Harold, Carl and Okey Bolen; sister, Gladys Storch.

          Friends were received Dec. 22 at Grisell Funeral Home, Sardis, where services were held Dec. 23, with Evangelist Jonathon Kerns in charge.  Burial was in Sardis Cemetery.

 

Helen A. Bittinger, nee Groves

Source: Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, Page 5, dated Dec. 26, 2002

          Helen A. Saunders Bittinger, 82, formerly of Jacobsburg and Bethesda, died Dec. 17, 2002, at Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell. She was born July 1, 1920, in Warnock, a daughter of the late Leander and Pearl Workman Groves.  She was a retired nurses aide from Bell Nursing Home, Morristown, attended the Hillcrest Bible Church, was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge at Caldwell.

          Surviving are three sons, Henry Saunders and his wife, Fran, of Belmont, Bill Saunders and his wife, Debby, of St. Clairsville, Robert Frank Saunders and his wife, Mary, of Bethesda; three daughters, Mrs. Forrest (Carolyn) Thomas, of Cambridge, Mrs. Wayne (Sharon) Clark, of Caldwell, Rhoda Frances Ivey, Barnesville; brother, Cyril Groves, Wellsburg, W.Va.; three sisters, Zelda Barton, Barnesville, Edna Winzenreid, Centerville, Lola Mae Barnhart, Colliers, W.Va.; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; a special friend, Earl Viars.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred Saunders; second husband, Boyd Kerr Bittinger; three brothers, Robert, Charles and Lewis Groves.

          Friends were received at Toothman Funeral Home, Jacobsburg, Dec. 19, where services were held Dec. 20, with Pastor George Clark officiating.  Burial followed in Bend Fork Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Bend Fork Cemetery Association, c/o Julie Wharton, 58191 Pleasant Rdg. Rd., Belmont, OH 43718.

 

Joseph Bednar

Source: Monroe County Beacon dated Jan. 2, 2003

          Joseph Bednar, 80, Belt St., Powhatan Point, died Dec. 21, 2002 at his home.  He was born March 27, 1922 in Avella, Pa., a son of the late Michael and Anna Pencak Bednar.  He was retired from the Ohio Operating Engineers Local Union #18, a Methodist, a member of Masonic Lodge Moriah #105, Eastern Star Captina Chapter #489 and American Legion Post #228, all of Powhatan Point.  He served as Sergeant in the 15th Airborne Division of the U.S. Army Air Corps during WW II.

          Surviving are four sons, Michael and his wife, Ann Bednar, Powhatan Point, Joseph “Jackpot” and his wife, Beth Bednar, Shadyside, Alfred “Red” and his wife, Gerri Korner, of Michigan, George and his wife, Roberta Korner, Morristown; two daughters, Mrs. Tom (Arnetta) Harvey, Columbia, S.C., Mrs. Tom (Sonja) Hollandsworth, Powhatan Point; brother, George Bednar, Kansas City, Mo.: three sisters, Ann Dierkes-McGee, Powhatan Point, Olga Linquest and Frances Cain, both of Pittsburgh; 25 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Mae Saffell Bednar; daughter, Nancy Korner Johnson; son, Robert Korner; brother, John Bednar; sister, Mary Vianhill..

          Friends were received Dec. 23 at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home, Powhatan Point, where services were held Dec. 24.  Burial in Powhatan Cemetery, Powhatan Point.  The Powhatan American Legion conducted military graveside services.  Masonic services were held Dec. 23 at the funeral home.

 

Edna A. Haren nee Crum  (September 17, 1908 - February 9, 2002)

Edna A. Haren, 93, of South Sycamore Street died Saturday (Feb. 9, 2002) at Barnesville Hospital.  She was born Sept. 17, 1908, in Noble County to George and Gertrude Ritterbeck Crum. She was a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church at Woodsfield and the Catholic Women's Club.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clem Haren, in 1965; six sisters, Mary Dimmerling, Matilda Kullman, Emma Haren, Blach Nauer, Cora Michel and Estella Sebold; and four brothers, Lewis, Raymond, Urban and Harry Crum.

Mass of Christian burial is at 11 a.m. today at St. Sylvester Catholic Church at Woodsfield with Father David Gaydosik officiating. Burial is in St. Sylvester Catholic Church Cemetery. Bauer-Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield is in charge of arrangements.

 

Cox, A. Mansil Cox
SOURCE: Marietta Times     Marietta, OH     Oct 2002
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
          BARNESVILLE - A. Mansil Coss, 91, of the Walton Retirement Home in Barnesville, formerly of 36400 Connor Ridge Road, Woodsfield, died at 3 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 16, 2002) at Barnesville Hospital in Barnesville.
          He was born June 14, 1911, near Marr to Arthur Cleveland and Anna B. Hall Coss. He was a retired welder for Republic Steel and L.T.V. Steel in Massillon. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving during the Normandy Invasion. He was recently named the oldest Monroe County recipient of the Normandy Medal. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5303 and American Legion Post 87, both at Woodsfield.
          He is survived by one brother, Merle Coss and his wife, Jeannette, of Woodsfield; one niece, Becky Highman and her husband, Paul, of Woodsfield; two great-nieces, Mollie Landefeld and her husband, David Jr., of Woodsfield and Sarah Sawyers and her husband, Rustin, of Dublin; and one great-great-nephew, Dustin Wyatt Landefeld of Woodsfield.
          He was preceded in death by his parents.
          Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Pastor James Porter officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield with full military graveside services conducted by the Belmont Veterans Council. Friends will be received from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Byler, Andy E. Byler
SOURCE: Marietta Times     Marietta, OH     Oct 2002
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
          QUAKER CITY - Andy E. Byler, 78, of 54117 Calais Road died at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 2, 2002) at his home.
          He was born Sept. 2, 1924, in Middlefield to Eli J. and Lydia Weaver Byler. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
          He is survived by his wife, Sarah D. Byler, whom he married on Feb. 21, 1946; four sons, Joe Byler and his wife, Barbara, Jake Byler and his wife, Ida and Andy Byler and his wife, Mary, all of Middlefield, and Dan Byler and his wife, Rose, of Summerfield; four daughters, Esther Kauffman and her husband, Chris, of Middlefield, Betty Miller and her husband, Andy, of Clymer, N.Y., Mary Miller and her husband, Allen, at home, and Sarah Gingerich and her husband, Daniel, of Woodsfield; two brothers, Ben E. Byler and Joe E. Byler, both of Middlefield; four sisters, Jemima Troyer of Middlefield, Emma Hostetler of Spartansburg, Pa., and Clara Coblentz and Lydia Troyer, both of Jackson Center, Pa.; 63 grandchildren; and 100 great-grandchildren.
          He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; two sisters; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
          Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at the family residence. Burial will after in Amish Cemetery near Calais. Friends will be received at the family residence anytime today.
          Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield is in charge of arrangements.

 

Congleton, Betty L. (Knowlton) Congleton
SOURCE: Marietta Times     Marietta, OH     Aug 2002
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
          DENVER, Colo. - Betty L. Congleton, 95, of Denver, formerly of Marietta, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, at her home.
          She was born Oct. 1, 1906, in Woodsfield to James P. and Rosetta Piatt Knowlton. She attended Marietta schools.
          She is survived by two daughters, Geraldine "Jerrie" Miner of Denver and Gertrude Hodge of Marietta; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
          She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion E. Congleton; and one son, Robert M. Congleton.
          A private graveside service for family will be conducted. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park in Marietta.


Burkhart, Constantine Burkhart
SOURCE: Marietta Times     Marietta, OH     June 2002
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
          LEWISVILLE - Constantine Burkhart, 87, of 30821 Township 61, Lewisville, died at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday (June 26, 2002) at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Woodsfield.
          She was born Dec. 16, 1914, near Burkhart, Ohio, to Aloysius and Cecilia Schwallie Burkhart. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church near Lewisville.
          She is survived by two sisters, Sister Joanna Burkhart of Cincinnati and Mrs. Paul (Stella) Crum of Woodsfield; two brothers, Leander Burkhart and Cyril Burkhart and his wife, Rosemary, all of Lewisville; and several nieces and nephews.
          She was preceded in death by her husband, Roman J. Burkhart; her parents; and two brothers, Lucian Burkhart and Herman J. Burkhart.
          Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church near Lewisville with the Rev. David Gaydosik as celebrant. Burial is in Chapel Hill Cemetery near Lewisville. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield. Vigil services are at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home

Keevert, Dean R. Keevert
SOURCE: Marietta Times     Marietta, OH     Jul  2002  Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
WOODSFIELD - Dean R. Keevert, 59, of Woodsfield died Sunday (July 7, 2002) at his home.
          He was born March 14, 1943, in Woodsfield to Roger W. "Johnny" and Dorothy Camden Keevert. He was retired from Ormet Corp. at Hannibal. He was a member of Woodsfield Church of Christ.
          He is survived by his wife, Dorothy McConnell Keevert; one son, Phillip Keevert and his wife, Christine, of Columbus; one daughter, Deana Roper and her husband, Mitch, of Sistersville, W.Va.; two brothers, James Keevert and his wife, Janet, of Hendersonville, N.C., and Gary Keevert and his wife, Janet, of Woodsfield; his father-in-law, Fred McConnell of Woodsfield; seven grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
          He was preceded in death by his parents.
          Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Woodsfield Church of Christ with ministers Sam Bartrug and Keith Jones officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield.
          Friends will be received from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, and from 11 a.m. until the hour of the service Wednesday at the church.

Kaiser, Edward P. Kaiser
SOURCE: Marietta Times     Marietta, OH     June 2002
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
WOODSFIELD - Edward P. Kaiser, 61, of Woodsfield died Wednesday (June 26, 2002) at Abingdon, Va.
          He was born March 3, 1941, in Woodsfield to Charles H. and Inez F. Ayers Kaiser. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
          He is survived by three stepsons, Michael Kaiser, Dominec Kaiser and Daniel Kaiser, all of Ohio; five sisters, Dolores Jean Kaiser of Gallipolis, Angela Anderson of Fairfax, Va., Ruthella Backman of Lew Beach, N.Y., Fran Ballentine of Abingdon, Va., and Patricia Ferguson of Ellenwood, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.
          He was preceded in death by his parents.
          Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Woodsfield with Father David Gaydosik officiating. Burial is in Neuhart Cemetery near Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield. Vigil services are at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Pachuta, Emil J. Pachuta
SOURCE: Monroe County Beacon    Woodsfield, OH    27 June 2002
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
          Emil J. Pachuta, 74, Canton, died June 17, 2002, in the Aultman Hospital following an extended illness.
          He was a retired truck driver for Jackson Bayley Electric and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Canton. He served his country during WW II in the US Army.
          Surviving are his wife, Joyce, with whom he would have celebrated 49 years of marriage this November; three daughters, Mrs. Ed (Debbie) MIller, Jerusalem, Emily Stenger, Massillon, Mrs. Scott (Julie) Bates, Quaker City; son Thomas Pachuta, Canton; sister, Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Kozar, Lore CIty; brother, Andrew and his wife, Evelyn Pachuta, East Sparta; six grandchildren, Angie, Sheila and Todd Miller, Anna Pachuta, Jenna Stenger and Amanda Bates.
          He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Teresa Pachuta; brother, MIchael.
          Friends were received June 10 at Don Williams Funeral Home and an hour prior to Mass of Christian Burial, June 20, in the St. Mary's Church, Temperanceville, with Fr. Virgil Reischman as celebrant. Brurial followed in the church cemtery with military honors.
          Memorial contributrions may be made to St. Mary's Church, c/o 306 West Main St. Barnesville, OH 43713.

Mayhugh, Eugene Mayhugh
SOURCE: Marietta Times     Marietta OH     Jul 2002
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
WOODSFIELD - Eugene Mayhugh, 73, of the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Woodsfield, formerly of 1825 Belmont St., Bellaire, died Friday (July 12, 2002) at the center.
          He was born Aug. 18, 1928, at Pinch Run, Ohio, to Arthur and Cynthia Nelson Mayhugh. He was a retired glass factory worker and was a Catholic by faith.
          He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Arthur Mayhugh and Walter Mayhugh.
          He is survived by two sisters, Thelma Porter and Connie Mayhugh, both of Bellaire.
          Graveside services are at 1:30 p.m. today at Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield with the Rev. David Gaydosik officiating. Friends will be received from noon to 1 p.m. today at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield.

Carpenter, Frank Willis Carpenter
SOURCE: Times Recorder    .Zanesville, OH     Jul 2002
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
ZANESVILLE -- Frank "Willis" Willis Carpenter, 87, of Zanesville, died at 6:15 a.m. Sunday, June 30, 2002, at the Genesis Good Samaritan Campus after a long illness.
          Born Nov. 20, 1914, in Monroe County, he retired after 35 years of service as a Line Foreman for Ohio Power Electric Co. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie 302 for 57 years and a 3rd degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus council 505. He attended St. Nicholas Catholic Church.
          Surviving are his wife, Audrey V. (Burkhart) Carpenter, of the home, whom he married on April 30, 1938; two daughters, Wanda L. and Frank Carmichael, Connie Jo Wilson, both of Zanesville; one son, Stanley W. and Rosemary Carpenter of Howell, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Doug Geyer, Daffney Geyer, Kent Carpenter, Rene Carpenter, Kem Wilson, Travis Wilson, Kelly Lewis; nine great grandchildren, Wesley and Andrew Geyer, Madison Geyer, Brady "Willis" Wilson, Emily Wilson, Georgiana Wilson, Hannah "Audrey" Wilson, Monica and Darren Lewis; two sisters, Viola McDougal of Summerfield and Thelma Carpenter of Zanesville.
          He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter B. and Mary A. (Stephens) Carpenter; one sister, Grace VanMeter; three brothers, Paul W., Lawrence and Carl W. Carpenter.
          Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today with Christian Vigil Service at 3:30 p.m. at the Hills Funeral Home, 935 Forest Avenue.
          Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Nicholas Catholic Church with Fr. Charles Klinger officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery.
          Memorial contributions may be made to the Genesis Hospice Morrison House, 713 Forest Ave. Zanesville, OH 43701 or charity of choice.

Scott, Gerald " Jerry" A. Scott
SOURCE: Marietta Times     Marietta, OH     June 2002 .   Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
LEWISVILLE - Gerald A. "Jerry" Scott, 56, of 35467 Ohio 78, Lewisville, died at 2:37 a.m. Thursday (June 13, 2002) at Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta.
          He was born Nov. 26, 1945, in Lewisville to Harmon and Thelma Kuhn Scott. He was a 1963 graduate of the former Skyvue High School in Stafford. He was an employee of Ormet Corp. in Hannibal.
          He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church near Lewisville and Steelworkers of America Union 5760. He served in the Army National Guard of Ohio and was a former Little League coach at Lewisville.
          He is survived by his wife, Sharon Hines Scott, whom he married on July 29, 1972; two daughters, Michele Stiltner of Gibsonton, Fla., and Stacy Reed and her husband, Greg, of Columbus; two sons, Michael Scott of Cambridge and David Scott of Athens; four sisters, Charlene Lenser of Rocky River, Ohio, Janet Johnson and Debbie Scott, both of Croton, Ohio, and Nancy Scott of Columbus; five brothers, Franklin Scott of Westerville, Richard Scott of Columbus, and Gene Scott, Jim Scott and Philip Scott, all of Lewisville; three grandchildren, R.J. and Meghan Stiltner and Karenna Reed; and several nieces and nephews.
          He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Michael Scott; and one sister, Bonnie Scott.
          Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church near Lewisville with the Rev. David Gaydosik as celebrant. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery near Lewisville. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield, where vigil services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today.

Lallathin, Hazel Beatrice Lallathin
SOURCE: Marietta Times     Marietta, OH     Oct 2002
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
WOOSTER - Hazel Beatrice Lallathin, 90, a former resident of Marietta, died early Wednesday morning (Oct. 30, 2002) at Wooster Hospital in Wooster, Ohio.           Her home had been at Rinard Mills and later in Marietta before going to Wooster 11 years ago to be cared for after receiving injuries in a fall at her home in Marietta. She had been a resident of Shady Lawn Nursing Home for 11 years.
          She was born Sept. 15, 1912, in Rinard Mills to Elmer and Anna Ullman Lallathin. She spent her early years in Rinard Mills before moving with her mother to Marietta. She had been employed at Marietta Laundry for several years. She was a member of Rinard Mills United Methodist Church.
          She is survived by three sisters, Leora Griffin of Marietta and Bernice Graham and Wilma Lucas, both of Wooster; and a number of nieces and nephews.
          She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, W.E. Lallathin.
          Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home in Marietta with Pastors David Jackson and Barb Jackson officiating. Burial is in New Matamoras Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from Friday morning until the hour of the service. The family will be present to meet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Lumbatis, David L. Lumbatis
SOURCE: Canton (Ohio) Repository - 8 Aug 2002
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
          David L. Lumbatis, 61, of Canal Fulton, formerly of Monroe County, OH, died Sunday, August 4, 2002. He was born May 26, 1941 to the late Jacob Ward (Bodie) and Beulah Lumbatis and was the retired business representative from I.U.O.E. Local 18, Akron, Oh. Surviving are his wife, Priscilla Lumbatis of Canal Fulton; mother, Beulah; sons, Steve Lumbatis of Lewisville and Brent Lumbatis of Summerfield; four stepchildren, Sam Dillon of Virginia, Donna Cunningham of Canal Fulton, Cyndy McKenzie of North Carolina, Tana Jarc of Akron, OH; brothers, Richard and Gale; sisters, Jeanie and Marlene, all of Lewisville, OH; several grandchildren and step-grandchildren. Memorial services will be Saturday, August 10, 2002 at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, OH. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the David Lumbatis Memorial Fund, c/o District #6 Rank File, 1707 Triplett Blvd., Akron, OH 44306, Attn: Pat Kohl.

Dunn, Edith T. Dunn
SOURCE: Daily Jeffersonian    Cambridge, OH    Jan 2002
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
          WOODSFIELD - Edith T. Dunn, 79, of Eastern Avenue died Monday (Dec. 31, 2001) at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Nov. 23, 1922, in Akron to Ward and Bernice (stepmother) Vanorman. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star at Akron.
          She is survived by her husband, Richard C. Dunn of Woodsfield; one son, Richard J. Dunn and his wife, Cathy, of Portland, Ore.; one daughter, Stephany Johnson and her husband, Paul, of Toledo; one brother, Ward G. Vanorman; five grandchildren, Ryan, Logan and Kelli Dunn and Christine and Andrew Johnson; and one great-grandchild.
          She was preceded in death by her father and stepmother; and one brother, Jim Vanorman.
          Services are at 6 p.m. Thursday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield. Burial will be at a later date in Akron. Friends will be received from 4 p.m. Thursday until time for the services at the funeral home.
          Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Yontz, Ronald Lee Yontz
SOURCE: Canton Repository     Canton, OH     20 June 2002
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
          Ronald Lee Yontz, age 57, of Canton, OH., died Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at his home from a courageous battle with cancer. Born April 1, 1945, at Lewisville, Ohio (Monroe County, OH); he has lived in the Canton area most of his life. His parents were the late William J. and Nellie G. (Ritterbeck) Yontz. He retired in 1999 from Montgomery Safety Products of Canton, formerly Wilson Rubber Co., where he worked in Production. He was a member of A.A.A. of Stark County, Ohio and the United Rubber Workers of America. Survivors include special friend, Larry Thorne, Canton, OH; daughter, Helen Yontz, Canton, OH; brothers, Raphael Yontz, Jerusalem, OH., Dale Yontz, Woodsville, OH; several nieces and nephews; special family: Kenneth and Beth Thorne, Canton South, OH., Margaret Sedlock, Canton, OH. He was preceded in death in addition to his parents by a brother, Joseph Yontz; sisters, Leona Michael, Thelma Hohman and Bertha Michael. Services will be held Saturday, June 22, 2002, at 3:00 p.m. in the Lebold Funeral Home, 248 Park Ave. SW, Bolivar, OH. Calling hours 1:00-3:00 p.m., with funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m. in the funeral home, Deacon Lyn Houze will officiate. Cremation to follow funeral service. Donations may be made to Aultman Hospice, 4510 Dressler Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44718.

Hamilton, Harley Emerson Hamilton
SOURCE: Marietta Times     Marietta, OH     10 June 2002
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
          WOODSFIELD - Harley Emerson Hamilton, 77, of 210 Green St. died Sunday morning (June 9, 2002) at Barnesville Hospital in Barnesville.
          He was born July 5, 1924, near Woodsfield to Ralph and Ora Bott Hamilton. He was a retired lab technician at the former Conalco Corp. in Hannibal. He was a member of Moffatt-Fletcher United Methodist Church near Woodsfield and was a former member of the Antioch Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Squad at Antioch.
          He is survived by his wife, Martha Lea Williams Hamilton, whom he married on Nov. 12, 1944; two daughters, Carolyn Sue Antill and her husband, James, of Woodsfield, and Judy Mercer and her husband, Bernard, of Beallsville; two sisters, Jean Ackerman of Woodsfield and Doloras Confer of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
          Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with the Rev. James Porter officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery near Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral hom

Creighton, Sr., John Robert "Bob" Creighton
SOURCE: Marietta Times     Marietta, Oh     Dec 2002
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
          MATAMORAS - John Robert "Bob" Creighton Sr., 72, of 518 Third St., died at 12:47 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 28, 2002) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
          He was born March 14, 1930, in Monroe County to Harold F. "Ted" and Iva Amanda Petty Creighton. He graduated from Matamoras High School in 1948. He was a machinist and welder for Creighton Machine Shop. He was a member of Matamoras First Baptist Church and American Legion Post 378 at New Matamoras. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5108 at Marietta.
          He is survived by his wife, Patricia J. Locke Creighton, whom he married on July 11, 1950; two daughters, Teresa Swan and her husband, Mike, of New Matamoras and Tammy Powell and her husband, Dave, of St. Marys, W.Va.; one son, John R. Creighton Jr. and his wife, Melanie, of New Matamoras; and grandchildren, Sara and Shana Swan of New Matamoras, Dawn and Joe Swan and Missy Factor, all of Columbus, Brittany, Lindsey and Lydia Powell, all of St. Marys, and John Paul Creighton, Coty Creighton and Tammy Wilfong, all of New Matamoras.
          He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Dean F. Creighton, on Aug. 16, 1999.
          Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras, with the Rev. Rick Smith officiating. Burial is in Matamoras Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
          Memorial contributions may be made to Matamoras First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 566, New Matamoras.

 

Wanda A. Leach nee Dailey

Source: The Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; 20 Oct. 2002

SUMMERFIELD---Services will be 11 A.M. Monday at Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, for Wanda A. Leach, 69, of Newport, formerly of Calais and Summerfield, who died today (Oct. 18, 2002) at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta.

          The Rev. Frank Love will officiate. Burial will be in Calais Cemetery in Calais. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. today at the funeral home.

          She was born July 12, 1933 in Summerfield, daughter of the late Charles and Hazel (Carpenter) Dailey.

          Mrs. Leach was a homemaker and a member of the Summerfield Church of Christ, Summerfield.

          She was preceded in death by her husband, Gervis R. Leach. on June 13, 2000; a sister Virginia Tucker; and two brothers, Herzel Dailey and John Dailey.

She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Tim (Kathy) St. Clair of Cambridge and Mrs. Travis (Janet) Wells of Newport; a son Jon R. (Theresa) Leach of Summerfield; three sisters, Mary Belle Larrick and Elizabeth "Betty" Wise both of Summerfield and Mrs. Charles (Ila) Hardesty of Parkersburg, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Mrs. Rod (Angela) Gray and Barbara Stephen both of Barnesville, Steven (Chris) St. Clair of Salesville, Mrs. Kenny (Rebecca) Carpenter of Quaker City and Benjamin Leach of Summerfield; and six great-grandchildren.

 

Beatrice L. Drake - nee Carpenter

Source:  Thursday 28 Feb. 2002 Jeffersonian [Cambridge, Ohio]

BETHESDA--Beatrice L. Drake, 86, of Barnesville, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at Barnesville Health Care Center.

            She was born April 4, 1915, in Monroe County, daughter of the late Clem and Elise (Goodhart) Carpenter.

            Mrs. Drake was a retired seamstress and also from the former Green Cottage Restaurant in Barnesville.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, George Drake;  and several brothers and sisters.

            She leaves a niece,  Mrs. Gerald (Garnet) Tracy of Bethesda;  a nephew, Willis (Rosalie) Carpenter, of Beallsville;  three great-nieces, Mrs. Joe (Lisa) Douglass of Cambridge,  Mrs. Kim (Brenda) Carpenter of Bethesda, and Rhonda Edler;  two great-nephews, Glen and Steve Carpenter;  and two great-great-nephews.

            Friends may call from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. Friday at Kelly-Kemp-Bradio Funeral Home, Bethesda, where services will follow at 1 P.M.  Burial will be in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove.

Virginia Mae Hogue nee Smith

Whipple, Ohio - Virginia Mae Hogue, 89, of Whipple, formerly of Plesant Ridge, Graysville, died Wednesday (May 8, 2002) at Riverside Hospital Columbus. She was born Sept 19, 1912, at New Martinsville, West Virginia, to L. E. and Ella Rist Smith . She was a member of Hartshorn Ridge Church of Christ. She was proceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Leroy Hogue; one daughter Ruth Ella Baker; her parents; and one brother, Charles Smith. She is survived by one son James Coy Hogue and his wife, Centia, of Bellingham, Washington; one brother Al Smith and his wife, Barbara, of Columbus; two sisters Helen Crain and her husband, Frank, of St. Louis, Mo., and Jacqueline Arango of Washington D. C.; Six grandchildren, Debbie Hedger and her husband, Bud, of Sarasota, Florida, Sharon Huffman and her husband, John, of Jerusalem, Ohio, Russell Headley of Woodsfield, Jeanie Carpenter and her husband Steve, of Whipple, Carmen Roberge and her husband, Carl, of South Surry, British Columbia, Canada, and Shirley Thompson of Marietta; 14 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; one aunt, Ada Parks of Marietta; and several nieces and nephews. Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home at 100 So. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Harold Kinney Jr. and Gary Hogue officiating. Burial is in the Hartshorn Ridge Cemetery near Graysville. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hartshorn Ridge Church of Christ, c/o Gary Hogue, 43670 Ullman-Hines Rd, Lewisville, Ohio 43754

 

Robert C. Carpenter

Source:  Mount Vernon News,  Mount Vernon, Ohio;  24 July 2002

          MOUNT VERNON---Robert C. Carpenter, 71, of Mount Vernon died July 21, 2002, at Wawing Lake Resort in Ontario Canada, of an apparent heart attack. Robert was born July 9, 1931, in Malaga, Ohio, to Clifford E. and Pearl (Stephen) Carpenter, and lived most of his lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. He served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division. Robert had been employed as a journeyman machinist for Cooper Industries in Mount Vernon, Ohio Brass Co. in Mansfield, Mount Vernon Machine Tool, and retired from Hydraulic Press Manufacturing in Mount Gilead. He was an avid sportsman and loved the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns.

           Surviving are his wife, Nora (Coon) Carpenter, whom he married Feb. 19, 1954; five sons, Cliff (Amy) Carpenter, David (Janet) Carpenter and Chad (Sara Hess) Carpenter all of Mount Vernon, Rob (Deb) Carpenter of Howard and Josh (Staci) Carpenter of Orrville; two daughters, Lynne (Russ) Edgar of Edgar Springs, Mo., and Jill Carpenter of Mount Vernon; eight grandchildren, three great-granddaughters; three brothers, Elmer (Gerry) Carpenter and Neil (Mary) Carpenter, both of Mount Vernon, and Irvin (Mary) Carpenter of North Liberty; and two sisters, Evelyn McCleary and Judy Clevenger both of Mount Vernon. Besides the parents he was preceded in death by four sisters, Viola Robinson, Mary Ann Davis, Betty Carpenter and Joan Carpenter; and four brothers, Harold Stephen, Edward Carpenter, Francis Carpenter and Virgil Carpenter.

           Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 P.M. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be Friday at 11 A.M. The Rev. Brian Durbin will officiate. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

 

Harclerode, James O. Harclerode
Source—Newsclipping

Harclerode, James O. ,81, Hannibal, died December 18, 2002, at his home. He was born December 25, 1920, a son of the late Paul David and Mary Harclerode. He was a heavy equipment operator and a Protestant by faith. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Buckhannon, West Virginia.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Rosabell Harclerode; three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Gloria) Lowe, of Newark Valley, New York; Mrs John (Donna) Teets, of Austin Texas; Mrs. David ( Sandra) Hughes, Shadyside; son, Don Harclerode, Georgetown, Texas; brother, David Harclerode, Florida; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Vivian Hines; daughter , Linda Young, San Antonio, Texas.

Arrangements by Iams Funeral Home, New Martinsville.

 

Busche, Charles Raymond Busche
Source—Newsclipping

Busche, Charles Raymond , 90, State Route 800, Sardis, Trail Run Community, died December 23, 2002, at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville. He was born in Monroe County, October 14, 1912, a son of the late Edward C. Busche and Laura Shai Busche. He was a retired carpenter, lifetime member of the Saint Paul Church of Trail Run having held many positions in the church. He was a member of Midway Citizens Group, a former member of the Farm Bureau, and former member of Jolly Grange, Brownsville.

Surviving are his wife, Florine Huffman Busche, Trail Run; son , Richard Busche and his wife,
Elizabeth of Smithville; daughter, Mrs. Paul (Marian) Brown, of Trail Run; sister, Alberta Mills, Wilmington; four grandchildren, Paula Canter, Gina Brown, Lisa Brown and Darrin Brown; two step-grandsons, Kevin and Keith Guthrie; seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Grace Busche.

Friends were received December 26 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield. friends were also received at St. Paul Trail Run Church, December 27 until graveside services at St. Paul Trail Run Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Trail Run Church, 43936 Joe Frobish Road, Sardis, Ohio 43946.

 

Goettel. Lillian R. Goettel
Source—Newsclipping

Goettel, Lillian L., 82, of Akron, died Dec. 27, 2002. She was born in Beallsville, and lived most of her life in Akron. She was a registered nurse with over 30 years service at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital and was a member of Goodyear Heights Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her husband, Charles E.; son, Jim Goettel and his wife, Christine, of Florida; sister Joan Milhoan, Canton; Robert Lee Baker and his wife Louise of Cleveland; two grandchildren, Anne Stames, of Florida, Jeff Goettel; of Georgia; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Earl (Barbara) Goettel, of Akron; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends were received Dec. 30 at Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral Home, Tallmage, where services were held Dec.31. with Rev. Terry Lucarelli
officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park.

 

Griffin, Pearl Marie Griffin nee Lynch
Source—Newsclipping

Griffin, Pearl Marie, 87, Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, formerly of Graysville, died Dec. 25, 2002, at the center. She was born at Graysville, April 13, 1915, a daughter of the late Frank and Crinnie Hall Lynch. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ, near Graysville.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl E. Griffin, Feb.28, 2001, whom she married Dec.25,1948; sister, Mary Hendershot.

Friends were received at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Dec.27, where funeral services were held Dec.28, with Harold Kinney, Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, near Graysville.

 

Milligan, Harry H. Milligan
Source--Monroe County Beacon     Woodsfield, Ohio

Milligan, Harry H., 90, East Main Street, Barnesville, died December 24, 2002, at Barnesville Hospital. He was born Sept. 16, 1912, at Beallsville, a son of the late James and Arminta Brook Milligan.  He was a retired superintendent for Bates and Rogers Construction and was a member of Thoburn United Methodist Church of St. Clairsville.

Surviving are his wife, Sara Knox Milligan; two daughters, Mr. Ed (Janet Smith) Nelson, Freemont, Neb.; Mrs. Terry (Jean) Lake, Statesville, N.C.; two sisters, Wilma Simmons, Alliance, Mrs. Richard (Gloria) Miller, Beallsville; four grandchildren, Mrs. Farhad (Hope Smith) Ghaffari, Hampton, Va., Mrs. David (Renee Smith) Hunter, Barnesville, Brent Smith, Duluth, Ga.
and Mrs. Jimmy (Misty Lake) Warren, Statesville; five great grandchildren, Amber and Ryan Hunter,Amanda, Michael and Kevin Ghaffari; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Stell.

Friends were received at Toothman Funeral Home, St. Clairsville, Dec.26 until time of service. Burial followed in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville.

 

Plant, Dena Plant nee Burrows
Source--Monroe County Beacon      Woodsfield, Ohio

Plant, Dena Burrows Ayers, 72, Woodsfield, formerly of Grantsville, W.Va., died Dec. 19, 2002, in Barnesville Hospital. She  was born July 24, 1930 in Grantsville, Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James Spencer and Della Starcher Burrows.
She was a plastic molder for Marx Toys and a Methodist by faith.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Lena) Vallelonga, Powhatan Point; Mrs. William (Joyce) Starkey, Woodsfield; son, Austin Eugene(Cheri) Ayers, Clarington; brother Coleman (Katherine) Burrows; sister, Mrs. Garrett (Ernestine) Gainer, all of Grantsville; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Austin E. Ayers, Sr.; brother, Howard Burrows.

Friends were received Dec.22 at Grisell Funeral Home, Clarington, where funeral services were held Dec. 23, with Rev. Diana Guyette officiating. Burial in Clarington Cemetery.

 

Bumgardner, Clarence M. Bumgardner
Source—Newsclipping

Bumgardner, Clarence M., 84, Cambridge, formerly of Bellaire, died Nov. 13, 2002, at Victorian Oaks Assisted Living Center, Cambridge. He was born July 31, 1918, in Glencoe, a son of the late Clarence W. and Minnie Burgy Bumgardner.  He was a retired mechanic for North American Coal Company Central Shop, a member of the West Bellaire United Methodist Church, Eagles Aeries # 371 and VFW Post # 626, both of Bellaire and a U.S. Army  veteran of WWII.

Surviving are four daughters, Betty Kennedy, Cleveland; Carolyn French, Woodsfield; Mrs. Marshall (Margaret) Miller, Evansville, Ind.; Mrs. Herbert ( Frances) Rearick, Cambridge; sister Delores Bardwell, Charlotte, N.C.; brother, Elsworth Rockman, Bellaire; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 53 years, Tryphena Fields Bumgardner in 1990; his second wife Eunice Sexton Bumgardner in 2002; son Clarence David Bumgardner; great-granddaughter, Amber Schwender; brother, Francis "Red" Bumgardner; sister, Marie Ruckman.

Friends were received Nov. 15 at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home, Bellaire, where services were held Nov. 16 with Rev. James Gibbons officiating. Entombment followed in Holly Memorial Gardens. Military graveside services were conducted by the Belmont County Council of VFW.  Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 98 B, East Cove Rd., Wheeling, WV. 26oo3

 

Cox, Gladys M. Cox nee Cline
Source—Newsclipping

Cox, Gladys M. ,97, of 39887 Stonehouse Rd., Woodsfield, died May 26, 2002 in the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield. She was born July 18, 1904, near Antioch, a daughter of the late William H. and Anna Payne Cline.  She was a graduate of the Muskingum College, New Concord, a retired school teacher having taught in various schools throughout Monroe County, a member of the Fairview Church of Christ, near Woodsfield, a 50 year member of the Graysville Grange; a member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association and the Monroe County Retired Teachers Association.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Arnold (Helen) Miracle, Jeromesville; Mrs. Dale (Jean) Morris, Woodsfield ;Mrs. Daniel (Janet) Belford, Massillon; brother, Doyle Cline, Seville; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willis E. Cox, Nov.15, 1969; a son, Robert D. Cox, July 5, 1998; five brothers, Orville, Boyd, Bernie, Wilford and Harold Cline; grandson, Bruce E. Miracle.

Friends were received at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, May 28, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., May 29, with Harold Kinney, Jr. officiating. Burial follows in Antioch Cemetery, Antioch.

 


Hannahs, Lena Hannahs nee Huntsman
Source—Newsclipping

Hannahs, Lena, 83, of Barnesville, died Saturday, October 5, 2002, at her residence.  She was born October 24, 1918, in Somerton, a daughter of the late Lester and Myrtle Stephen Huntsman.  She was a retired seamstress and beautician and a member of First Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank H. Hannahs; three brothers, Francis, Delbert, and Roger Huntsman; and a granddaughter, Tammy Jo Crawford.

She leaves a son; Sam ( Valerie) Hannahs of Barnesville; a daughter, Mrs. William (Nancy) Crawford of Bethesda; three sisters, Ruby Hannahs, Melbe Swallie, and Joan Gallagher, all of Barnesville; six grandchildren,Tina Marie Greenwood,and Mark,Mario,Michelle, Amanda, Joaad Nathaniel Hannahs and seven great-grandchildren.

Friends were received Sunday at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home in Barnesville, where services were held Monday with the Rev. Ed. Eberhart officiating. Burial followed in Crestveiw Cemetery in Barnesville.

 

Salisbury, Leon Salisbury
Source—Newsclipping

Salisbury, Leon, 77, Wellsville, died September 22, 2002, in Robert Boyce Skilled Nursing Pavilion of East Liverpool City Hospital. He was born February 25, 1925, in Paden City, the son of Lawrence and Bessie Williams Salisbury. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he received The Purple Heart for wounds sustained in battle in the European Theatre. He also received a Bronze Star in that Theatre. After the war, he was a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the VFW in Sardis. He was also an avid musician and played many instruments in a professional band for years.

Surviving are his wife,Shirley Miller Hackney Salisbury, of the home; four sisters, Gladys Adams of Fly; Helen Insinger, Sardis; Ruth Rush, Sardis; Cleo Salisbury, Sardis; three brothers, Lawrence Salisbury, Fly; Clarence Salisbury, Belefonte, Pa.; Lester Salisbury, of New Martinsville; step-daughter, Mrs. Lester (Evelyn Marie) Russell, of Irondale; four step-sons, Thomas Hackney and his wife Sandy, of Wellsville; Harold Hackney and his wife Andria of Wellsville; Michael Hackney and his
fiancee, Merenda Smith, East Liverpool; Kenneth Hackney and his fiancee, Cathy Cunningham, East Liverpool; 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Richie; brother, Edward Salisbury; two grandchildren.

Friends were received September 24, at Roberts Funeral Home where services will be held September 25, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ron Brown of The Yellow Creek Presbyterian Church officiating.  Burial will be in Hammondville Cemetery, Hammondville, Ohio.

 

Oliver, Mary M. Oliver nee Bates
Source-Monroe County Beacon   Woodsfield, Ohio

Oliver, Mary M., 97, Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell, formerly of Summerfield, died Dec.23, 2002 at the nursing home. She was born near Fredericksdale, Aug. 5, 1905, a daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Hague Bates.  She was a homemaker and a Protestant by faith.

Surviving are two sons; Joseph W. Oliver, Buffalo; James W. Oliver and his wife, Irene, Summerfield; sister Laura Kirkbride, Nashport; six grandchildren, Joe Oliver and Dixie Williams, both of Byesville; Vickie Smith, Cambridge; Kenny Oliver and James Oliver,Jr. both of Summerfield.; Brenda Ramage, Carlisle; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur C. Oliver, April 18, 1987;  a son ; Paul H. Oliver; daughter, Gladys E. Oliver; two brothers, Gilman Bates and Wayne Bates; four sisters; Leona Dailey, Opal Dailey, Luella Clark, Lucille Ferrell; grandson, John T. Oliver; daughter-in-law, Jean Oliver.

Friends were received at Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, Dec.26, where funeral services were held, Dec.27, with Rev. William Pickenpaugh officiating. Burial followed in Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield.

 

Luyster. Maxine J. Luyster nee Brinkman
Source—Newsclipping

Luyster, Maxine J., 75, Cadiz, died Saturday, January 12 at her home as the result of a homicide. She was born June 4, 1923, in Wheeling, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Henry and Helen Wolfe Brinkman.  She was a retired secretary at Cadiz Insurance Agency, former employee of the Harrison County Welfare Department, and the Harrison County Farm Bureau. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Cadiz, Cadiz Business and Professional Women's Club; the Community Hospital; Volunteer for the Presbyterian Church Afterschool Homework Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Luyster in 1996; a daughter, Linda Kay Luyster; parents; 2 sisters; Helen Burke Tacoma and Lucille Smith.

Surviving are 2 daughters; Debra (John) Welsh of Akron and Randee (Wasser) Schmitt, Poulsbo, WA.; 6 grandchildren, Meredith, Aaron and Adam Welsh; J. Fred, Derek, and Nathan Schmitt; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m., at the Presbyterian Church, 154 west Market Street, Cadiz with Rev. William Hudson officiating. memorial contributions may be made to the Women's Tri-County Help Center, 104 1/2 North Marietta St., St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950.

 

Resecker, Carl L. Resecker
Source-Newsclipping

Resecker, Carl L.,60, Market St. Clarington, died Dec.27, 2002 at Wheeling Hospital. He was born Aug. 30, 1942 in Monroe County, a son of the late John Resecker and Louise Roberta Resecker.  He was retired from Ormet Primary' Aluminum Corporation. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, life member of the VFW Post 9930 of Duffy, a member of the American Legion Post 28, New Martinsville.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Resecker, Clarington; two sons, Michael and his wife, Amanda Resecker, Beallsville; Stephen Resecker, Beallsville; daughter, Lee Ann Dye, Clarington; two step-sons, David and Dustin Pedalose, Clarington; step-daughter, Amanda Binni, Shadyside; three sisters, Alice Hawkins, Fairmont, W.Va.; Patricia Wade, Powhatan; Jeannie Cunningham, Castle, Pa.; two granddaughters, Michelle Resecker and Brianna Binni; two grandsons, Jeremy and Justin Dye.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Resecker.

Friends were received Dec. 30, at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services were held Dec.31, with Keith Jones officiating. Burial in Moffett Cemetery. Graveside military service was conducted by VFW Post 9930 of Duffy.

 

Weddle, Elmer I. Weddle
Source--Monroe County Beacon     Woodsfield, Ohio

Weddle, Elmer I., 70, Plainview Rd., Woodsfield, died Dec.26, 2002 in University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He was born June 3, 1932 in Monroe County, a son of the late William A. Weddle and Dorcas Febus Weddle.

Surviving are his wife, Madelyn S. Cline Weddle, whom he married on Nov. 26, 1955; two sons, Chester Weddle , Minerva; Danny Weddle and his wife Donna, Lewisville; three daughters, Mrs. Gary (Brenda) Daugherty, Minerva; Mrs. Roger (Linda) Hoke, Woodsfield; Mrs. Steven ( Patricia) Copeland, Woodsfield; six brothers, Wiley Weddle, Woodrow Weddle, Ray Weddle, all of Woodsfield; Alvis Weddle, Marietta, David Weddle, Curtis, Ohio; Paul Weddle, Graysville; four sisters, Mrs. Lester (Jane) Kenney, Ambridge, Pa.; Mrs. Lewis (Mary) Hines, of Corbin, Ky.; Eleanor Day, Millersburg; Mrs.Gerald (Beryl) Christman, Woodsfield; eight grandchildren, Loretta, Jessica,Brian, Jason, Danielle, Darrell, Darlene, Alicia, soon to be grandson-in-law, Paul Somers; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Lemuel Weddle, Samuel Weddle, William Weddle, Forrest Weddle; sister Ida Piatt.

Friends were received at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Dec. 29, where services were held Dec.30, with Minister Keith Jones officiating. Burial in Plainview Cemetery, near Woodsfield.

 

DeVault, Lois Belle DeVault nee Jobes
Source—Newsclipping

DeVault, Lois Belle, 82, Belmont, died Dec. 19, 2002 at Bell Nursing Home. She was born Feb.19, 1920 in Fairpoint, Ohio, a daughter of the late William Mitchell Jobes and Maude Phillips Jobes.  She was a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church, worked for the former Sullivan's Market in Belmont.  Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Rollo (Joe) DeVault; daughter, Mrs. Rusty (Bonnie) Vermillon; son Neil and wife, Patricia DeVault,all of Belmont; three grandchildren, Bill DeVault; Stacy and Robert Vermillon; three great grandchildren, Angel Williams, Andrew Vermillon and Baby girl Vermillon; great-great-grandchild, Logan Williams.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Cornelius Jobe.

Friends were received Dec. 20, at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, Bethesda, where services were held Dec.21, with Rev. Vicky Kelley officiating. Burial in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville.

 

Stine, Catherine Copeland Stine nee Covert
Source—Newsclipping

Stine, Catherine Copeland, 82, Plainview Rd., Woodsfield, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002 at Barnesville Hospital. She was born April 5, 1920 at Plainview Rd., Monroe County, Ohio, a daughter of the late James O. and Cora Blazer Covert.  She was a homemaker and member of the Plainview Church of Christ.

She is survived by one son, Steven Copeland and his wife, Patricia of Woodsfield; and her second husband, Robert D. Stine, Wooster; two step-children; six sisters, Edna Petty, Wooster; Flossie LeMasters, Moundsville; Ruth Pickens, Point Pleasnat, W.Va.; Nellie Conaway, Sommerdale, Ohio; Allie Stacy, Canton and Zelma Mercke of Holmesville; one brother, Gilbert Covert, Woodsfield; three grandchildren, Jessica, Jason and Alicia Copeland.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Lloyd Copeland in 1988; two sisters, Gladys Dometrovich and Martha Stine; two brothers, Norman Covert and George Stanley Covert.

Friends received at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield. Services were held at 11a.m., Dec.23, with Keith Jones officiating. Inteerment in the Plainview Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Marjorie E. Sutter nee Wilkerson

Source:  Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - April 22, 2002 - D7 DEATH NOTICE

          Marjorie E. Sutter (Wilkerson) of Stow, died Saturday, April 20, 2002. An Akron native, Mrs. Sutter was a lifetime area resident. Preceded in death by her husband, Willard "Bill", she is survived by daughters, Marcia Haas (John) of Cuyahoga Falls, and Linda Jean Haas (Barry Brown); son, Douglas Larry Sutter, all of Texas; brother, Paul Wilkerson (Frances) of Akron; grandchildren, Angela Haas Sammons and Timothy Haas; great-grandchild, Emily Rose ....

 

Allen, Mildred M. (nee--Byers)
Source--Marietta Times    Marietta, Ohio
Published--April 15, 2002
          SARDIS - Mildred M. Allen, 86, of Seventh Avenue died Friday April 12, 2002  at Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville, W.Va.
         She was born February 18, 1916, in Monroe County to George E. and Mary Kathryn Merckle Byers. She was a retired cook after 30 years with the Switzerland of Ohio School District and a retired custodian after 10 years with Citizens National Bank in Sardis.
         She was a member of the Community Club in Sardis and the Lutheran church in Trail Run.
         She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Allen; her parents; four brothers; and three sisters.
         She is survived by one son, Galen (Teresa) Allen of Sardis; one daughter, Carolyn (William) Gano of Sardis; three brothers, George Byers of Littleton, Colo., David Byers of Macon, Ga., and Paul Byers of Woodsfield; one sister, Phyllis Mae Yost of Palm Desert, Calif.; and one grandson, William Gano of Pittsburgh, Pa.
         Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound St., Sardis, with the Rev. David Mansperger officiating. Burial is in New Matamoras Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Amos, Jack S.
Source--Daily Jeffersonian    Cambridge, Ohio
Published--January 2002
    WOODSFIELD - Jack S. Amos, 73, of New Matamoras R.D. 1, died Wednesday January 9, 2002  at his home.  He was born April 8, 1928, in New Matamoras, son of the late Arch and Irene Cochran Amos.
    He was a retired iron worker and a Protestant by faith.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Janena Beaver Amos, in 1999, and a brother, Robert Amos.
    He leaves two sons, Dennis Amos of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Tom Amos of Sardis; a daughter, Jane Kinsey of New Matamoras; a brother, Don Amos of New Matamoras; two sisters, Helen Amos of Summerfield and Ruth Ann Heiney of New Matamoras; nine grandchildren.
    Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at New Matamoras Cemetery with the Rev. Frank Conley officiating.  Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, is handling the arrangements.

Beardmore, Donna J. Beardmore
Source--Marietta Times      Marietta, Ohio
Published--April 8, 2002
    LEWISVILLE - Donna J. Beardmore, 60, of 35987 Ohio 78, Lewisville, died Friday , April 5, 2002  at her home.  She was born September 5, 1941, in Woodsfield to Robert and Bernice Briggs Tallman. She was a homemaker and a member of Woodsfield Church of Christ at Woodsfield. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star 268 at Woodsfield.
    She is survived by her husband, Raymond D. Beardmore, whom she married April 14, 1963; one daughter, Susan Beardmore of Reynoldsburg; one son, Shawn E. Beardmore at home; and one brother, James Tallman of Tazwell, Tenn.
    She was preceded in death by her parents.
    Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with the Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Burial is in Friendship Cemetery in Lewisville. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Eastern Star services are at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bigley, Juanita M. (nee-McConnell)
Source--Marietta Times     Marietta, Ohio
Published--January 2002
    WOODSFIELD - Juanita M. Bigley, 79, of Monroe Manor, formerly of Graysville, died Friday, February 1, 2002  at Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta.
    She was born July 8, 1922, in Monroe County to George and Dora Mallett McConnell. She was a retired cook from the former Graysville Elementary School, where she worked for over 20 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Ladies Aid at Graysville and Graysville Fire Department Womens Auxiliary.
   She is survived by one son, Kenneth Bigley and his wife, Jessie, of Marietta; two daughters, Sharon Robinson and her husband, Tom, of Woodsfield and Judy McConaughy and her husband, Mark, of Woodsfield; two sisters, Martha Morrison of Sycamore Valley and Freda Bewley of Stafford; five grandchildren, Brittany and Nathan McConaughy, Jason Bigley, and Mitchell and Michael Cliff; four stepgrandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston Bigley, in November 1988; her parents; and one sister, Luna Franey.
   Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with the Rev. Dwaine Denis officiating. Burial is in Pleasants Ridge Cemetery near Graysville. Friends will be received from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Woodsfield United Methodist Church, 136 N. Main St., Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

Bott, Hugh L. Bott
Source--Marietta Times    Marietta, Ohio
Published--April 2002
         WOODSFIELD - Dr. Hugh L. Bott, 89, of 135 North Main St. died at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2002  at the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield.
         He was born December 20, 1912, at the family farm east of Woodsfield to Charles F. and Georgia Neuhart Bott. He was a 1931 graduate of Woodsfield High School in Woodsfield and a 1938 graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in optometry. He practiced optometry in Woodsfield from 1938 to 1974. He was a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Woodsfield. He was the oldest member of the Monroe County Ohio State University Alumni Association, a life member of the Monroe County Historical Society, a life member of the Ohio Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association.
         He is survived by one daughter, Helen Marie McGinnis and her husband, John, of Laurens, S.C.; and six nieces, Karen Bott, Joann Brannon, Becky Bott, Monica Long, Lynn Rohr and Samantha Moore.
         He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie K. Brooks Bott, on Jan. 31, 1998; his parents; one brother, Charles D. Bott, on Dec. 27, 2001; and a nephew, Daniel Bott, on April 25, 1994.
         Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Watters Funeral Home, 37501 Ohio 78 West, Woodsfield.
         Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Woodsfield with the Rev. David Gaydosik as celebrant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Vigil services are at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
         Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sylvester Catholic School, 119 Wayne St., Woodsfield, Ohio 43793; or the Woodsfield High School Alumni Scholarship Fund in care of Carol Schumacher, 139 Maple Ave., Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

Briggs, Frederick L. Briggs
Source--Marietta Times    Marietta , Ohio
Published--April 2002
    WOODSFIELD - Frederick L. Briggs, 84, of Maple Avenue died Wednesday April 3, 2002 at Wheeling Hospital.
    He was born September 4, 1917, in Monroe County to Lee and Minnie Sulsberger Briggs. He was retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation, Monroe County Division.
    He was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Woodsfield; a charter member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5303, Woodsfield; and a former member of the Woodsfield Fire Department, Monroe County Democratic Executive Committee, Monroe County Weights & Measures, and Monroe County Sportsman's Club.
   He is survived by his wife, Mary E. "Babe" Tracy Briggs; one daughter, Cheryl Piatt and her husband, Dennis, of Woodsfield; two grandchildren, Jason and Staci Piatt; seven nieces; and two nephews.
   He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister and brother-in-law, Lena and Raymond Hudson.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home at 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield with full military graveside service to be conducted by the Belmont Veterans Council.
Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 112 E. Court St., Woodsfield, Ohio 43793; or to St. Paul's Memorial Fund, 303 S. Main St., Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

Burkhart, Francis John Burkhart
Source--Marietta Times    Marietta, Ohio
Published--March 2002
           WOODSFIELD - Francis J. Burkhart, 90, of 33473 Walter Ridge Road died Thursday , March 14, 2002 at Barnesville Hospital in Barnesville.
           He was born December 28, 1911, in Calais, Ohio, to Clemence J. and Rebecca Stephens Burkhart. He was a retired truck driver. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at Miltonsburg, Ohio. He was a World War II  U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Barnesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2792 at Barnesville.
          He is survived by his wife, Helen Crum Crock Burkhart, whom he married July 31, 1975; three stepdaughters, Hazel May of Beallsville, Linda Swallie of Barnesville and Wilma Burkhart of Woodsfield; one stepson, Robert Crock of Massillon; four sisters, Lilly Mercer of Barnesville, Edna Tepley of East Lake, Ohio, Audrey Carpenter of Zanesville and Luzelda Stephens of St. Clairsville; 20 stepgrandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
          He was preceded in death by his parents; one stepdaughter, Betty Doty; one sister, Virginia Kimble; and two brothers, Everett Burkhart and Joseph Burkhart.
         Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Miltonsburg with Father David Gaydosik as celebrant. Burial is in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery with full military graveside services conducted by the Belmont Veterans Council of the V.F.W.
          Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield. Vigil services are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home

Carpenter, Paul E. Carpenter
Source--Marietta Times    Marietta, Ohio
Published--June 2002
    SARDIS - Paul E. Carpenter, 72, of 42165 W. Union Road, Antioch community, died at 11:18 a.m. Sunday, June 2, 2002  at Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta.
   He was born May 10, 1930, in Ozark, Ohio, to Leona Claus Carpenter Skaggs and John Edwin Carpenter. He was a retired furnace operator from the Conalco Corp. at Hannibal. He was a Protestant by faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the 17th Infantry Division during the Korean conflict. He was serving as a council member for the Village of Antioch.
   He is survived by his mother of Woodsfield; one daughter, Mrs. Albert (Sharon) Leasure of Sardis; two sons, Bruce G. Carpenter and his wife, Brenda, of Barnesville and Gregory P. Carpenter of Winchester, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Don (Laura May) Bertchy of Woodsfield; two brothers, Clayton Carpenter of Applecreek, Ohio, and Clifford Carpenter of Tallahassee, Fla.;
five grandchildren, Bruce Carpenter Jr., Sabrina Marie Carpenter, Aaron Casey Carpenter, Keith Austin Carpenter and Nathan Lee Carpenter; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma M. Baker Carpenter, on Oct. 26, 2001; one son, Mark Carpenter, on Aug. 24, 1994; his father; one brother, Wilbert Carpenter; and one infant sister.
   Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Don Thompson officiating. Burial is in Antioch Cemetery in Antioch with full military graveside services conducted by the Belmont Veterans Council. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Carpenter, Virgil Carpenter
Source--Times Recorder    Zanesville, Ohio
Published--May 1, 2002
    BARNESVILLE -- Virgil Carpenter, 74, of Malta, died Monday, April 29, 2002, at Genesis Hospice, Morrison House.  He was born March 1, 1928, in Monroe County, son of the late Nelson and Zelma Carpenter.
   Surviving are his wife, Mary Ellen (Tracy) Carpenter; a son, Nelson Howard Carpenter of New Matamoras; five daughters, Patsy (James) Carpenter of Barnesville, Joyce Woodward of Malta, Sharon (Don) Johnson of Michigan, Rose Moore of Steubenville and Betty (Richard) Landers of Polock, Texas; four brothers, Lloyd Carpenter of West Salem, Kenny Carpenter of Ashland, Norman Carpenter of Jensen Beach, Fla., and Gordon Carpenter of Barnesville; three step siblings; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
   He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara; and three brothers, Bill, John and Leonard Carpenter.
   Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Crestview Cemetery, Barnesville.

Clauss, Ruth M. (nee--Hershberger)
Source--Daily Jeffersonian   Cambridge, Ohio
Published--January 2002
   WOODSFIELD - Ruth M. Clauss, 78, of Jerusalem, died Sunday, January 27, 2002  at Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield.
   She was born September 17, 1923, in Akron, daughter of the late Burt and Ethel Mae (Menafee) Hershberger.
   Mrs. Clauss was preceded in death by her husband, Robert George Clauss, on Feb. 5, 1996; and a son, Robert Clauss.
   She leaves a daughter, Joyce Harris of Jerusalem; a son, Michael Clauss; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   No calling hours will be observed.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, is handling the arrangements

Coss, A. Mansil Coss
Source--Marietta Times    Marietta, Ohio
Published--October 2002
    BARNESVILLE - A. Mansil Coss, 91, of the Walton Retirement Home in Barnesville, formerly of 36400 Connor Ridge Road, Woodsfield, died at 3 a.m. Wednesday , October 16, 2002  at Barnesville Hospital in Barnesville.
    He was born June 14, 1911, near Marr to Arthur Cleveland and Anna B. Hall Coss. He was a retired welder for Republic Steel and L.T.V. Steel in Massillon. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving during the Normandy Invasion. He was recently named the oldest Monroe County recipient of the Normandy Medal. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5303 and American Legion Post 87, both at Woodsfield.
   He is survived by one brother, Merle Coss and his wife, Jeannette, of Woodsfield; one niece, Becky Highman and her husband, Paul, of Woodsfield; two great-nieces, Mollie Landefeld and her husband, David Jr., of Woodsfield and Sarah Sawyers and her husband, Rustin, of Dublin; and one great-great-nephew, Dustin Wyatt Landefeld of Woodsfield.
   He was preceded in death by his parents.
   Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Pastor James Porter officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield with full military graveside services conducted by the Belmont Veterans Council. Friends will be received from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Craig, Harry Dean Craig
Source--Daily Jeffersonian
Published--January 2002
    WOODSFIELD - Harry Dean Craig, 59, of Woodsfield, died Sunday, January 6, 2002  at Wetzel County Hospital.
    He was born October  6, 1942, in Monroe County, son of the late Delbert Craig and Rose (Alleman) Craig.
    Mr. Craig retired from the Ormet Corp. of Hannibal.
    He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold; and a sister, Goldie.
    He leaves his companion of 21 years, Rosalee Merckle; two daughters, Deanne Hasft of Pickerington, and Sara Sopp of Columbus; two brothers, Bernard of Beallsville, and Paul of Sardis; four sisters, Helen and Evelynn of Columbus, and Doris and Nina of Woodsfield; a granddaughter, Gina Hasft; and several nieces and nephews.
   Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Jim Porter officiating.  Burial will be in Moffett Cemetery, near Woodsfield.

Craig, Sarah Elizabeth Craig (nee--Grimes)
Source--Marietta Times   Marietta, Ohio
Published--March 2002
    RINARD MILLS - Sarah Elizabeth Craig, 99, of Rinard Mills died at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2002  at Harmar Place in Marietta.
   She was born March 7, 1903, in Ellenboro, W.Va., to Joseph and Lucinda Wince Grimes. She was a homemaker and a member of Rinard Mills Methodist Church.
   She is survived by one son, Joseph H. Craig and his wife, Maxine, of Rinard Mills; two grandsons, Russ Craig and his wife, Patty, of Nokesville, Va., and Jeff Craig and his wife, Holly, of Cincinnati; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lorena Jordan, of Reno and Flora Ward, of Mineral Wells, W.Va.
   On May 15, 1923, she married Bernard Austin Craig. He died June 6, 1985.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Ted, Harry and Hosie Grimes; and four sisters, Mattie Say, Blanche Haddox, Letha Grimes and Bessie Karcher.
   Services will be held at the convenience of the family at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras. Burial is in Rinard Mills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Egger, Hazel G. Egger (nee--Hoover)
Source--Marietta Times  Marietta, Ohio
Published--August 2002
    WOODSFIELD - Hazel G. Egger, 88, of the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday , August 24, 2002  at the center.
    She was born September 6, 1913, in Ozark, Ohio, to Frank and Maggie June Kirkbride Hoover. She was a homemaker and a member of Ozark Church of Christ in Ozark.
    She is survived by one sister, Edna Highman of Clarington; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Egger, who died on July 20, 1991; one son, Frank Egger; her parents; three brothers, Clyde Hoover, Stewart Hoover and Harry Hoover; and two sisters, Gail Saffle and Estella Tidd.
    Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with John Hamilton officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Farnsworth, Robert Franklin Farnsworth
Source--Marietta Times    Marietta, Ohio
Published--August 2002
    QUAKER CITY - Robert Franklin Farnsworth, 67, of 52801 Cleveland Hollow Road, died Saturday , August 17, 2002  at his home.  He was born September 18, 1935, near Calais, Ohio, to Hobert F. and Florence Stephens Farnsworth. He was a retired laborer in the sawmill business.
   He is survived by four daughters, Brenda Cooper of Stanton, Ky., Terri Workman of Coshocton, and Bobbi Jo and Deanne, both of Texas; four sisters, Vera Curlutor and Mary Nalley, both of Summerfield, and Evelyn Stimpert and Elizabeth "Peggy" Pittman, both of Malaga; four brothers, Dempsey Farnsworth and Larry Farnsworth, both of Summerfield, and Hubert Farnsworth and Clayton Farnsworth, both of Lewisville; and several grandchildren.
   He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Martha Cline.
   Memorial graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Calais Cemetery in Calais. Brubach-Watters Funeral Home in Summerfield is in charge of arrangements.

Gallaher, Kathleen P. Gallaher (nee--Blouir)
Source--Marietta Times   Marietta, Ohio
Published--January 2002
    WOODSFIELD - Kathleen P. Gallaher, 84, of Adams Avenue died Wednesday January 2, 2002 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
    She was born April 23, 1917, in Waverly, W.Va., to Hiram and Naoma Matheny Blouir. She was a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman B. Gallaher, on Feb. 8, 1996; her parents; three brothers; and two sisters.
    She is survived by two sons, H. Lloyd Gallaher of Beallsville and Raymond J. Gallaher of Navarre; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
   Private services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Minister Sam Bartrug officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. There will be no visitation.

Hook, Jennie Louise Hook (nee--Gatten)
Source--Times Recorder   Zanesville, Ohio
Published--April 2, 2002
    ZANESVILLE -- Jennie Louise Hook, 83, of 1136 Adair Ave., died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2002, at Cedar Hill Care Center.
    Born January 3, 1919, in Woodsfield, she was formerly employed at Hazel-Atlas, Essex Wire and Mosaic Tile Co. and was a Protestant by faith.
    Surviving are her husband, Paul Hook; a son, Harold (Carolyn) Merola Sr. of Zanesville; a daughter, Elizabeth (William) Miller of Zanesville; seven grandchildren, Angie (Jeff) Fuller, Amy (Jamie) Krouskoupf, Jake Merola, Doreen (Ron) Wise, Tina (Tom) Campbell, Billy (Denise) Miller Jr. and Penny (Darren) Phillips; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Ethel Poulton Gatten; and four brothers, Harry, Cecil, George and Joseph Gatten.
    Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at DeLong-Baker & Lanning Funeral Home, 56 S. Fifth St.
   Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Keith Lingsch officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Hubbard, Opal Dallas (nee--Hissom)
Source--Marietta Times     Marietta, Ohio
Published--November  2002
  SARDIS - Opal Dallas Hubbard, 99, of the Monroe County Care Center, formerly of Sardis, died Saturday , November 9, 2002.  She was born October  20, 1903, in Fly to Elsom and Lucinda Billiter Hissom.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Hissom; her parents; and one brother, Noah Hissom.
  She is survived by three children, Doris M. Miller, Mrs. Max (Lavina) Nuzum and Buford Hubbard, all of Sardis; four grandchildren, Mrs. Alvin (Connie) Thompson of Woodsfield, Mrs. Jim (Becky) Harrigan of Sardis, Micky Hubbard and his wife, Cindy, of Cambridge, and Cassandra "Cassie" Hubbard of Sardis; and three great-grandchildren, Neil Thompson of Marietta College, Jared Thompson of Woodsfield and Brittney Harrigan of Sardis.
  Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound St., Sardis. Burial is in Locust Grove Cemetery in Sardis. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Hupp, Vonnie Eleanor (nee--Forshey)
Source--Marietta Times   Marietta, Ohio
Published--April 15, 2002
   MACKSBURG - Vonnie Eleanor Hupp, 86, of Macksburg died Sunday morning April 14, 2002 at Selby General Hospital in Marietta.
   She was born December 4, 1915, in Archers Fork, Monroe County, to Jesse Adam and Hazel Mae Tice Forshey. She was a homemaker who loved sewing, reading and flower gardening. She was a Protestant by faith.
   She is survived by two sons, Floyd E. (Charlene) Thompson of Caldwell and Raymond (Carol) Hupp of Macksburg; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, James Leroy Hupp, on May 27, 1983; her parents; one brother, Foster Forshey; and two sisters, Mildred VanFossen and Maxine "Dot" Moore.
   Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home in Caldwell with the Rev. William Pickenpaugh officiating. Burial is in Stafford Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home

Jones, Audrey Hazel  (nee--Thomas)
Source--Marietta Times   Marietta, Ohio
Published--March 2002
          RINARD MILLS - Audrey Hazel Jones, 96, of Ohio 260, Rinard Mills, died at 4:20 a.m. Sunday , March 10, 2002  at Marietta Memorial Hospital.  She was born October 17, 1905, in Bloomfield, Ohio, to David Everett and Ida Mae Hupp Thomas. She was a homemaker and a member of Muskingum Valley Baptist Church. She was an honorary member of Muskingum Valley Missionary Society and a member of American Legion Auxiliary 378 at New Matamoras.
        She is survived by two sons, Paul E. Jones and his wife, Ruth, of Marietta and David Warren Jones of Rinard Mills; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.
        On Nov. 5, 1930, she married Ernest Dwight Jones in Marietta. He died June 18, 1980. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Bobby William and Franklin Eugene Jones; and one great-grandchild.
        Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras, with the Rev. Marvin Haught officiating. Burial is in Muskingum Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Lisk, John C. Lisk
Source--Marietta Times    Marietta, Ohio
Published--May 2002
    RINARD MILLS - John C. Lisk, 85, of 35200 Witten Creek Road died at 10:55 a.m. Saturday , May 11, 2002  at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
   He was born June 1, 1916, near Rinard Mills to Samuel and Ella Black Lisk. He was a former employee of River Gas Co. and was a former superintendent of the former Monroe County Home in Woodsfield. He was a Protestant by faith and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Beryl Scott Lisk, on April 21, 2000; his parents; one sister, Dorothy Weddle; and one brother, Lester Lisk.
   He is survived by two daughters, Angela Jo Armstrong and Denise Lynn Williams and her husband, Jamie, both of Rinard Mills; three brothers, Arthur Lisk, Virgil Lisk and Junior Lisk, all of Marietta; one grandson, John Fortney; and several nieces and nephews.
   Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Tim Fleeman officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery with full military graveside services to be conducted by the Belmont Veterans Council.  Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

McCammon, James Floyd
Source--Marietta Times    Marietta, Ohio
Published--July 2002
    WOODSFIELD - James Floyd McCammon, 59, of South Main St. died Thursday July 4, 2002 at Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville, W.Va.
    He was born July 9, 1942, in Monroe County to Robert and Lucy Drake McCammon. He was a retired construction worker with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18.
    He is survived by three sisters, Vera Norris and her husband, Joe, of Woodsfield, Lucille Christman and her husband, Roger, of Woodsfield and Wilma McGowan and her husband, Bill, of Littleton, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant sister; and two brothers, Robert Nelson McCammon and Roger McCammon.
    Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Keith Jones officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home

McConnell, Willard "Bud" Edwin
Source--Marietta Times     Marietta, Ohio
Published--March 2002
    WOODSFIELD - Willard Edwin "Bid" McConnell, 59, of Ohio 800, Woodsfield, died Wednesday , March 20, 2002  at his home.
    He was born April 9, 1942, in Woodsfield to Edwin and Vera Ault McConnell. He was retired from the Conalco Aluminum Plant in Hannibal, Ohio, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ, National Rifle Association and National Wild Turkey Federation.
   He is survived by his wife, Linda Sue Freitag McConnell; one son, Brent McConnell of Antioch, Ohio; one daughter, Melissa McConnell Dunphy of Independence, Ky.; two brothers, Wayne McConnell of Columbus and Dale McConnell of Washington, Pa.; two sisters, Darlene Werner of Decatur, Ala., and Sharon Harris of New Concord; and four grandchildren, Amanda and Morgan McConnell and Ryley and Nolan Dunphy.
  He was preceded in death by one son, Bruce McConnell; his parents; and two sisters, Linda Fay and Norma Jean McConnell.
  Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Woodsfield Church of Christ with ministers Sam Bartrug and Keith Jones officiating. Burial is in Cameron Cemetery in Cameron, Ohio. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, and from 11 a.m. to time for the services on Saturday at the church.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the Strecker Cancer Center, 401 Matthew St., Marietta, Ohio 45750; or to Home Nursing Service and Hospice at Marietta Memorial Hospital, 210 N. Seventh St., Suite 300, Marietta, Ohio 45750.

Orange, Wilbert H.
Source--Times Recorder   Zanesville, Ohio
Published--February 2002
    ZANESVILLE -- Wilbert H. Orange, 95, of Zanesville, Ohio died at 1:05 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2002 at Genesis Hospice, Morrison House.
   Mr. Orange was born September 24, 1906, at Monroe County, the son of the late Leonard and Nellie Wallace Orange. He was a retired cost accountant at the former McGraw Edison Co., a member of the Norval Park Church of Christ, and an Army Veteran of World War II.
   Surviving are a sister, Gertrude Fountain of Zanesville, and eight nieces.
   Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eva L. Orange, who died November 26, 1996; a sister, Olive Kellow; and a brother, Flavil L. Orange.
   Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Bolin Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Ave., with funeral services at 1 p.m. Saturday with Evangelist Dallas Lockhart officiating. Burial will follow at Zanesville Memorial Park.
   Personal condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at bolinfuneralhome@y-city.net.

Reusser, Helena A. (nee--Stalder)
Source--Canton Repository    Canton, Ohio
Published--Wednesday , August 28,  2002
    Reusser , Helena A. , age 89 of Canton, OH passed away Tuesday morning , August 27, 2002  in Aultman Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Sardis, Ohio on August 13, 1913 she had been a resident of Canton since 1951. She was a retired employee of Aultman Hospital, retiring in 1979 after 23 year of service. She was a member of the Church of the Lakes United Methodist and was involved with many of the groups within the church. She was a volunteer at the Total Living Center on Tuesday evenings and a member of the Edgefield Chapter #2267 AARP. She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac G. Reusser who passed away April 7, 1993. Survivors include her three children and their spouses; Clinton and Gertrude Reusser of Canton, Wayne and Starr Reusser of Massillon and Karen and David Volak of Canton; one brother, Glen Stalder of Sardis, Ohio; there are eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three step-granddaughters; five step-great-grandchildren and two step-great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in the Church of the Lakes United Methodist with Pastor Bryan George officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Calling hours at the church prior to services on Friday from 11-1 p.m. The Reed Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Lakes United Methodist.

Ring, Harold E.
Source--Marietta Times   Marietta, Ohio
Published--May 27, 2002
    Ring , Harold E. , 84, of Holly Street, Marietta, died Thursday , May 23, 2002  at his home.  He was born October  22, 1917, in Rinard Mills, Monroe County, to Charles Everett and Mary Ida Piatt Ring. He was a service station owner in
Marietta.  He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, tail gunner (1943-1945), with the 96th bomb group, 8th Air Force 337 squadron. He was a member of American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars at Marietta.
    He is survived by two daughters, Judith Finn of Novato, Calif., and Beverly Panelli of San Rafael, Calif.; two sisters, Marjorie Lindamood of Ohio and Ruth Thomas of Ohio; two grandchildren, Kelly Margaret Finn and Sean Richard Finn; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Briggs Ring; his parents; and two sisters.
    Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield with full military graveside services. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home

Smithberger, Ralph
Source--Marietta Times       Marietta, Ohio
Published--October  2002
    COLUMBUS - Ralph Smithberger, 84, of Columbus died Thursday , September 26, 2002.
    He was born November 8, 1917, in Bethel Township, Monroe County, to Clemens Paul and Elizabeth Theresa Arnold Smithberger. He graduated from Bethel Township High School in Monroe County in 1935, and attended Marietta Business College.
    He enlisted July 2, 1941, in the U.S. Army Air Corps at Patterson Field in Dayton, and served for five years, including one year overseas during World War II in aerial combat as a second lieutenant and B-17 navigator in the U.S. 8th Air Force, 95th Bomb Group, 334 Squadron, Horsham, England. He was shot down by German FW-190s on his fifth bombing run to Leipzig, Germany, and crash landed on May 29, 1944, near Wittenberg, Germany. He was imprisoned for eight months in Stalag Luft III at Sagan, and in Stalag 7A at Moosburg and liberated by troops of the 3rd Army, 14th Armored Division, under the command of Gen. George S. Patton on April 29, 1945. He was awarded the Purple Heart and European African Middle Eastern Campaign medals. He served in the Air Force Reserves from November 1945 to May 1949, and Ohio National Guard from May 1949 to May 1951, during the Korean War. He was featured in an article in The Columbus Dispatch on April 29, 1995.
    He was employed for 40 years with Franklin County Engineering Department, U.S. Veterans Administration and Farm Bureau Cooperative Association.
    He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Parish and recipient of the Columbus Diocese Catholic Bishop's Award. He was co-author of "A History of the Smithberger Family in America, 1840-1982," and president of the annual Smithberger reunion for 18 years.
    He is survived by his former wife, Lucille Handley Smithberger of Columbus; three daughters, Karen (Daniel) Royer of Columbus, Mary Smithberger of Sacramento, Calif., and Rita (Thomas) Heiby of Upper Arlington; two sons, Joseph (Linda) Smithberger of Pickerington and Thomas (Janis) Smithberger of Falls Church, Va.; one brother, Paul Smithberger of Marion; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Harold Smithberger; one sister-in-law, Melba Blowers Smithberger; and one son-in-law, Donald Barringer.
    A funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Victory Church. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery in Columbus.  Egan-Ryan Funeral Home, 403 E. Broad St., Columbus, handled the arrangements.

Spangler, John S.
Source--Daily Jefferson   Cambridge, Ohio
Published--January 2002
          WOODSFIELD - John S. Spangler, 82, of the Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky, formerly of Lewisville and Newbury, died Sunday , January 27, 2002 at the home.
          He was born June 8, 1919, in Lewisville, son of the late Theodore and Philomena (Kuhn) Spangler.
          Mr. Spangler was a retired electrician and a member of St. Helen Catholic Church, Newbury.
          He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served as corporal during World War II.
          He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria T. (Gruber) Spangler, on Sept. 26, 1986; and three brothers, Carl Spangler, Lawrence Spangler and Roman Spangler.
          He leaves two sons, Joseph Spangler of Newbury and Christopher Spangler of Chardon; a brother, Herman Spangler of Canton; and three grandchildren.
          Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield.
          Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church near Lewisville, with the Rev. Father David Gaydosik serving as celebrant.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, near Lewisville.

Spangler, Roman P.
Source--Marietta Times    Marietta, Ohio
Published--January 2002
          LEWISVILLE - Roman P. Spangler, 86, of 31476 Devoe Ridge Road died at 3:40 a.m. Sunday, January 20, 2002 at St. Joseph Hospice Center in Louisville, Ohio.
         He was born December 28, 1915, near Lewisville, Ohio (Burkhart), to Theodore and Philomena Kuhn Spangler. He was a retired farmer and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church near Lewisville.
         He is survived by two brothers, Herman Spangler of Canton and John Spangler of Sandusky; one niece, Sister Mary Ann Spangler; and four nephews, Paul Spangler, Robert Spangler, Joseph Spangler and Christopher Spangler.
         He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Carl Spangler and Lawrence Spangler.
         Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church near Lewisville with Father David Gaydosik as celebrant. Burial is in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery near Lewisville.  Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield. Vigil services are at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral.

Standifer, Wanda L. (nee--Clegg)
Source--Marietta Times   Marietta, Ohio
Published--September  2002
    WOODSFIELD - Wanda L. Clegg Standifer, 86, of Ohio 536, Woodsfield, died Monday , September 23, 2002  at the Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, W.Va.
    She was born September 8, 1916, in Monroe County to Lawrence Ollom and Gertrude Bandi Ollom. She was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.
    She is survived by one daughter, Karen McKelvey and her husband, Kenneth, of Woodsfield; two sisters, Verla Lude of Woodsfield and Inez McClellan of Woodsfield; two grandchildren, Brenda Roberts and her husband, Jim, of Woodsfield and Mike McKelvey of Woodsfield; two great-grandchildren, Justin and Chelsie Roberts; and two nephews, Gary McClellan and her husband, Cindy, of Woodsfield and Jerry McClellan of Woodsfield.
    She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bernard Clegg, in 1958; her second husband, Cecil Standifer, in 1987.
    Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield with the Rev. James Porter and Paul Eddy officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Weber, Thelma M. (nee--Ackerman)
Source--Marietta Times     Marietta, Ohio
Published--November  2002
    WOODSFIELD - Thelma M. Weber, 89, of West Church Street died Sunday November 10, 2002  at the Monroe County Care Center.  She was born February 15, 1913, in Monroe County to Henry and Birdie Ackerman. She was retired from the Woodsfield school district and worked as a "Gray Lady" with the Barnesville Hospital Ladies Auxiliary for 31 years.
    She was a member of the Woodsfield Homemakers, Eastern Star Lodge 268, Pythian Sisters and Woodsfield Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She was also a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ at Woodsfield, where she served on the Women's Guild, church council, and United Church of Christ Larger Parish.
    She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Leighton Weber; one daughter, Helen Marie Ring and her husband, Paul, of Woodsfield; one sister, Dorthea Burkhardt of Columbus; four grandchildren, Paula Ring (Bill Frank), Marc Ring (Helen Kay Ring), Matthew Ring (Greg Woods) and Andrew Ring (Lori Ring); and five great-grandchildren, Magan, Marissa, Zachary, Kelsey and Jacob Ring.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Abraham and Francis Ackerman; and four sisters, Deloris Thompson, Helen Pickens, Estella Taylor and Pauline Benton.
    Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ at Woodsfield with the Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield. Eastern Star Lodge services are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 303 S. Main St., Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

Welch, Meri C. (Morey)
Source--Marietta Times    Marietta, Ohio
Published-June 24, 2002
          LEWISVILLE - Meri C. Welsh, 56, of 49901 Township 15, Lewisville, died Friday , June 21, 2002 at her home. She was born December 30, 1945, in Vintondale, Pa., to Julius and Martha Harkins Morey. She was a former registered nurse, having worked labor and delivery at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville, Ohio. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at Miltonsburg, Ohio. She loved gardening, world travel and raising sheep on the farm. She is survived by her husband, Robert F. Welsh, whom she married Nov. 26, 1966; two daughters, Kathleen M. Hurst and her husband, Byron, of Hudson, Ohio, and Amy Ann Welsh of San Diego, Calif.; one son, Robert P. Welsh and his wife, Michele, of Baltimore, Md.; her father of Vintondale, Pa.; two sisters, Judy Minzer of Fayetteville, Pa., and Amy Gorman of Gettysburg, Pa.; and six grandchildren, Aubri, Cameron and Brandon Hurst, Ethan Welsh, and Autumn and Grayson Welsh.
         She was preceded in death by her mother and one grandson, Collin Hurst.
         Mass of Christian burial was to be celebrated at 11 a.m. today at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Miltonsburg with the Rev. Jason Prati officiating. Burial is in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.
         Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Miltonsburg-Calais Road, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793; or Washington County Home Nursing Service and Hospice, 900 Third St., Marietta, Ohio 45750-9913. Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield is in charge of arrangements.

West, John "Bill" William
Source--Times Recorder    Zanesville, Ohio
Published--April  2002
          WESTERVILLE -- John William (Bill) West, 86, of Westerville, formerly of Belmont, died Saturday, April 6, 2002 at Alter Care Nursing Home Westerville.
          He was born September 21, 1915, in Malaga, the son of the late Dale and Ethel Brown West. Bill was former owner of the Belmont Slaughterhouse and later worked with the David Davies Meat Packing Co. of Columbus.
          He retired from Duff's Smorgasbord, was a graduate of Belmont High School, a member of the New Concord United Methodist Church, a member of Hazen Masonic Lodge No. 251 of Bethesda and the Osiris Shrine of Wheeling, W.Va.
          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Ruth Witschy West.
      Surviving are his best friend and companion dog, Sunny; one son, John W. West II and wife, Diann, of Akron; one daughter, Ann Geiger of Dublin; grandchildren, Krista and husband, Doug, Greg and wife, Alicia, Heidi and husband, Jimmy, John III and wife, Kelly; seven great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins, one sister, Edith Huston of Shelby; and one brother, Harry Dale West of Las Vegas.
          Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 322 N. Main St., Bethesda.
          Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
          Burial will be in Belmont Cemetery. Hazen Masonic Lodge will have services at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Wilson, Dorothy Wanita (nee--Burkhart)
Source--Marietta Times    Marietta, Ohio
Published--April 1, 2002
    WOODSFIELD - Dorothy Wanita Burkhart Wilson, 74, of Ohio 145, Woodsfield, died Sunday, March 31, 2002  at the Barnesville Hospital.
    She was born January 3, 1928, in Woodsfield to Edward K. and Emma L. Brown Burkhart. She was a waitress and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Everett Richard Burkhart Sr.; her second husband, Bruce O. Wilson; one brother, Edward D. Burkhart; and one sister, Emma Mae Burkhart.
   She is survived by two sons, Everett R. Burkhart and his wife, Adrianne, of Woodsfield, and Edward C. Burkhart of Lewisville; three daughters, Norma J. Rucker and her husband, Ronald, of Beallsville, and Nancy C. Miller and her husband, Dennis, and Tammy J. Rush, both of Woodsfield; two brothers, John "Fritz" Burkhart of Rittman, Ohio, and Clarence S. Burkhart of Woodsfield; one sister, Mrs. Frank (Josephine) Christman Sr. of Woodsfield; 13 grandchildren, Ryan and Whitney Burkhart, Natasha Rucker, John Miller, Stacy Goddard, Christopher Miller, Jennifer, Jessica and Jamie Burkhart, and Kyle, Kodie, Kaleb and Kage Rush; and four great-grandchildren.
   Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home at 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Father Samuel Saprano officiating. Burial is in Miltonsburg Cemetery in Miltonsburg, Ohio. Friends will be received from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Wilson, Mabel Dorothy (nee--Deist)
Source--Marietta Times    Marietta, Ohio
Published--April 30, 2002
          LOWELL - Mabel Dorothy Wilson, 94, of Third Street died at 7 a.m. Monday , April 29, 2002 at the Marietta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
         She was born September 18, 1907, in Trail Run, Monroe County, to George and Mary Deist. She had lived in the Lowell area most of her life.  She had taught for 25 years in the Newport and Waterford schools. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Church and had served on the church council. She was a graduate of Ohio University. She was a 50-year member of Order of Eastern Star 272 at Lowell and Washington County Retired Teachers Association.
         She is survived by one son, George A. Wilson and his wife, Louella, of Lowell; one granddaughter, Melissa Cogswell and her husband, Ben, of Lowell; and two great-grandsons, Harry Wilson "Will" Cogswell and Max Chancellor Cogswell.
         On Aug. 20, 1931, she married Covert O. "Tobe" Wilson. He died in May 1955. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Rose West and Hilda Long; and one brother, Alfred Deist.
         Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Evangelical Church with Pastors James Fernihough and Gale Lauderman officiating. Burial is in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Lowell Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.
         Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Church, P.O. Box 303, Lowell, Ohio 45744; or the L-A Fire and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 406, Lowell, Ohio 45744

Witten, Marjorie Frances (nee--Bradfield)
Source--Times Recorder   Zanesville, Ohio
Published--March 2002
          MARIETTA -- Marjorie Frances Witten, 82, died Monday, March 25, 2002, surrounded by family at her home.  Born September 26, 1919, in Monroe County, she was a daughter of Sam and Lydia Bradfield.
          She married Ralph Witten on Dec. 16, 1942, in Ravenna, where they both worked at the time. She was the Matriarch of the Witten Farms market of Beverly and she and her husband started farming on the Ohio River near Fly.  In 1958, they moved their business and their children to the present location near Beverly.
          Her husband, Ralph, of 59 years survives. Also surviving are five daughters, Carol Witten of Richmond, Calif., Barbara (Roger) Schaad of Beverly, Sue (Rick) Whitacre of Zanesville, Polly Ann (Larry) Campbell of Lowell and Debbie (Marty) Witten Dematteis of Jamestown, Pa.; two sons, Jerry (Bonnie) Witten of Lowell and Ralph Witten Jr. of Lowell; seven
grandsons; three granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.
         Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home in Marietta.
      Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Zack Waite officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Workman, Homer Elroy
Source--Marietta Times     Marietta, Ohio
Published--January 2002
    WOODSFIELD - Homer Elroy Workman, 67, of Flauhaus Ridge Road died Sunday, January 20, 2002 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
    He was born in Monroe County to Homer M. and Eunice Hinderlong Workman.  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was retired from Conalco Corp. at Hannibal. He was a member of Laings Presbyterian Church, Center Grange, American Legion Post 0760 at Hannibal, Senior Citizens Group at Clarington, and Christian Singles & Doubles at New Martinsville, W.Va.
   He is survived by his wife, Caroline Lively Workman; two sons, Trent Workman and Keith Workman; one daughter, Lesia Stone; his mother of Laings; one sister, Darlene Quails of Woodsfield; seven stepchildren; two grandchildren; 14 stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by his father.
  Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Pastor Michael Anderson officiating.  Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery at Woodsfield with military graveside services. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Center Grange services are at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home

Zonker, Harry "Pete"
Source--Daily Jeffersonian    Cambridge, Ohio
Published--January 2002
    WOODSFIELD - Harry V. "Pete" Zonker, 94, of Woodsfield, died Monday January 14, 2002 at the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield.  He was born June 7, 1907, in Bellaire, son of the late Homer and Mary Elizabeth (Harper) Zonker.  Mr. Zonker was a retired welder, having served as owner and operator of the former Pete's Welding in Woodsfield for 40 years. He was a member of Woodsfield United Methodist Church, where he served as an usher for several years.
   He was a member of Stafford Lodge 300 F&AM, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Cambridge, and Huffman Grange.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie L. (Dickson) Zonker, on July 31, 2001; two sisters, Gladys Motter and Lillian Fox; five brothers, Robert, Ray, Darrel, Roy and John Zonker.
   He leaves two brothers, George Zonker of Woodsfield, and Kenneth Zonker of Houston, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
   Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 1 p.m. Friday with Pastor Travis Christman and the Rev. Dwaine Denis officiating. Masonic services will be conducted by Stafford Lodge 300 F&AM Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
   Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville.   Memorial contributions may be made to Woodsfield United Methodist Church, c/o Organ Fund, 136 N. Main St., Woodsfield, OH 43793.

 

Clarissa Wallace (nee Stalder)

Source: Corning Free Press, Corning, Iowa; September 2002

        Corning--Clarissa Wallace, 87, of Corning died Sept. 23, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha, Neb.  Services will be 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at United Methodist Church in Corning with the Rev. Andrew Rubenking officiating.  Burial will be in Nodaway Cemetery at Nodaway. Memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Church or Corning Public Library.

        Mrs. Wallace was born Dec. 19, 1914, in Brooks to John Frederick and Georgia Anna Roberts Stalder.  She married Marion Paul Wallace Dec. 31, 1933.  Mrs. Wallace was a homemaker and member of the Corning United Methodist Church.  She spent her life in Corning and the Adams County area.

        Survivors include two daughters, Marge (husband Harold) Voggesser of Maryville, Mo., and Marilyn Hollinrake of Corning; son Ron (wife Mary) Wallace of Elsberry, Mo.; brother Leo (wife Dixie) Stalder of Corning; two sisters, Leona (husband Dean) Kester and Evelyn Hardisty, all of Corning; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

        She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Marion Paul Wallace in 1997; brothers Melvin, Edgar and Alvin Stalder; infant sister; and brother-in-law Paul Hardisty.

 

Harold Irvin Stalder

Source: The Villisca Review, Villisca, Iowa; October 2002

        HAROLD  IRVIN  STALDER -Graveside memorial services were held October 19, 2002, at the Methodist Grove Cemetery, near Nodaway, IA.

        Harold Irvin Stalder was born December 17, 1918 in Nodaway Township, IA, to William Oscar and Rose A. (Harris) Stalder and died November 7, 2001, in State College, PA.

        He was a 1936 graduate of Villisca High School and Iowa State College.

        He was united in marriage to Mary DeCecco on June 2, 1956, in Avondale, PA where he worked 20 years at Burroughs Corporation in Paoli, PA, as an commuter engineer.  He retired in 1984.

        He had served in the U.S. Navy from March 3, 1942 until January 9, 1946, during WWII, he participated in the Philippine Liberation, Asiatic Pacific, American Theatre and European Theatre.  He was later recalled to duty during the Korean Conflict from August 28, 1951 to April 23, 1952.

        He enjoyed restoring antiques and woodworking.

        Preceding him in death were his parents, step sisters Ruby Greenfield and Esther Anderson and brothers Charles and Dale Stalder.

        Survivors include his wife, Mary of State College, PA; children, Donna Vojcsik and husband James of Palm City, FL, and John Stalder and wife Tamie of Merritt Island, FL; 4 step-grandchildren; sister Marie Pullen and husband Art of Villisca; step-sister Ruth Lampe of Winterset, IA; and a brother James Stalder and wife Bonnie of Greenfield, IA.

 

Glen Edward Greenfield

Source: The Villisca Review, Villisca, Iowa; Sep 2002

        Funeral services for Glen Edward Greenfield of Villisca, IA, were held September 11, 2002, at the First Presbyterian Church in Villisca, with the Rev. Sandy Wainwright officiating. Burial was in the Arlington Cemetery, Villisca.

        Glen Edward Greenfield was born November 18, 1908, near Hepburn, IA to Zay and Etta (Vance) Greenfield and died September 7, 2002 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, IA.

        He drove a truck and farmed near Villisca.  During WWII he drove a truck in Pueblo, CO hauling material used to make ammunition igloo's.

        He was united in marriage to Ruby Stalder on August 25, 1927, in Clarinda, IA.  The couple moved into Villisca in 1969. He worked at auctions and sales for Kenneth Gridley.  He also had worked for Wolfe Funeral Home.  His wife Ruby preceded him in death on June 12, 1998.

        He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Villisca and was on the Montgomery County Fair Board for many years.

        Preceding him in death were his parents, wife, 2 infant sisters, a brother Murl, sisters-in-law Leta Greenfield and Reva Greenfield.

        Survivors include his children Ed Greenfield and wife Pat of Villisca, IA; Dorothy (Dot) Hamman and husband Floyd of Red Oak, IA and Jerold Greenfield and wife Carol of Villisca, IA.  Twelve grandchildren, thirty-three great grandchildren and thirteen great-great grandchildren.  Brothers Ted Greenfield of Villisca and Charles Greenfield of Lawton, OK, one sister Wilma Greenfield of Villisca, IA.

        Memorials may be directed to the Villisca Good Samaritan Center, Villisca Senior Citizens Center, Villisca Fire & Rescue or the First Presbyterian Church.

 

 

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