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John Boyd Hardin

Source:  Monroe County Beacon issue August 16, 2001

     John Boyd Hardin, 89, Baltimore, Ohio, died Aug. 7, 2001, at his residence.  He was born June 20, 1912, in Kentucky, a son of Rev. E.C. Hardin and Rev. Mamie Hardin.

     He was a graduate of McDermott High School, Ohio University and the Ohio State University.  John "Jay" "JB" "Jake" was a teacher, coach administrator and mentor of everyone at Bartlett, Hannibal, Pickaway, Ashville, Washington Court House, Sabina, Miami Trace and Liberty-Union.  He attended the Christ United Methodist Church, belonged to the Lancaster Rotary and the Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite.  He resided in Baltimore [Ohio] and Sarasota, Florida.

     Surviving are his wife, Hermalee Hardin; son, Dr. Charles Hardin and his wife, Marian; daughter, Mrs. Richard (Roberta Tosca) Deckerd; grandchildren Kent (Susanne) Hardin, Jeff (Julie) Hardin, Erin (Greg) Seimer, Ann Miller (Randy) Lein, Rob (Beth Miller, Deanna Miller (Don) Murray; 15 great-grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by his first wife, Josephine Tisher, whom he married in 1934 and she died in 1967.

     Friends were received Aug. 9 at the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home, Baltimore, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the John B. Hardin Educational Fund, Box 71, Baltimore, OH 43105 or Grant-Riverside Hospice, 3595 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43214.  Condolences may be sent to the family by e-mail to hardinjb@aol.com.

     Funeral services were held Aug. 10 at the Christ United Methodist, Baltimore, with Pastor Benjamin A. Foulk officiating.  Caring cremation followed the service.

 

Ferrell (Sr.) Vanwy

Source:  Monroe County Beacon

          Ferrell Vanwy, Sr., 76, Newark, died Sept. 10, 2001, at Selma Markowicz Center.  He was born March 23, 1925, in Woodsfield.

          He was a member of the First Trinity Assembly of God Church, a WW II Army veteran; was a heavy equipment mechanic and welder for various contractors and member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 18.  He worked in the oil field for several years with local drilling contractors following his military service.

          Surviving are his wife, Helen L. Breese Vanwy, Newark; two daughters, Mrs. George (Janet) Fisher, Thornville, Mrs. Brice (Donna) Shumaker, Newark; two sons, Ferrell, Jr. and his wife, Kathy Vanwy, Newark, Charles E. Mason, Newark; brother Kenneth Vanwy, and his wife Betty, Clearwater, Fla.; sister-in-law, Wilma Jean Vanwy, Heath; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

          He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas and Sabina Moose Vanwy; a brother, Donald; sister, Hazel.

          Friends were received Sept. 11 at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, Newark, where funeral services were held Sept. 12, with Pastor Charles E. Mason and Pastor Don Moshgat officiating.  Burial in Brushy Fork Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio.

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Ada B. Green
Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, OH, January 2, 2001
    Ada B. Green, 98, of Stow, formerly of Woodsfield, died Monday (Jan. 1, 2001) at Stow-Glen Retirement Center.
    She was born Sept. 21, 1902, near Jerusalem, daughter of the late Charles H. and Myrta (Gibbons) Baker.  Mrs. Green attended Woodsfield High School and Muskingum College. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard A. Green, who died in 1987; and a son, Dale Loren Green.
    She leaves a son, Charles (Rebecca) Green of Akron; three grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
    Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 1 p.m. Friday.
    Burial will be in Jerusalem Cemetery.

Norma D. Harmon
Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, OH, January 4, 2001
 Norma D. Harmon, 76, of Woodsfield, formerly of Belpre, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at her home.
    She was born March 1, 1924, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Samuel and Mary (McVey) Dickson.
    Mrs. Harmon retired from Peoples Bank and Trust Co. of Belpre, where she had served for 20 years as a bookkeeper and teller. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Parkersburg, W.Va.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence and Richard Dickson; a sister, Gladys (Dickson) Ridgeway.
    She leaves her husband, Eugene E. Harmon, whom she married May 25, 1941; two daughters, Sherry Brownrigg of Arnold, Md., and Jo Ellen of Raleigh, N.C.; a sister, Wanda Hill of Woodsfield; five grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
    Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield. Private services will be Friday at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.
    Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association of Ohio-Northeastern Branch, 25 N. Canfield Niles Road, Suite 50, Youngstown, OH
44515
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Golda Billman Straight
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, OH, January 2001
    Golda Billman Straight, 98, of Antioch, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) at the home of her daughter in Greenfield, Ind.
    She was born April 27, 1902, near Lewisville, daughter of the late John Hamilton Billman and Sarah Elizabeth Kelly Billman.
    She was a retired teacher, having taught 17 years in Monroe County Schools. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Irwin M. Straight, in January 1979; four sisters, Bessie Schell, Myrtie Draper, Susie Mallett and Marjorie Busch; two brothers, Fred Billman and Frank Billman; and a grandson, Dana Stephen DeVoe.
    She leaves three daughters, Eileen Stephenson of Marion; Mrs. Robert (Claribel) DeVoe of Greenfield and Marguerite Winkle of Harbor Beach, Mich.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
    Friends and family may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 10 a.m. Saturday with Minister Sam Bartrug officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.

Rolland Eugene Kenney
Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, OH, January 7, 2001
    Rolland Eugene Kenney, 86, of Antioch Community, Woodsfield, died Friday (Jan. 5, 2001) at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, W.Va.
    He was born Nov. 7, 1914, in Monroe County, son of the late Andrew and Beulah (Brown) Kenney.
    Mr. Kenney attended Plainview Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, Harold, Joe and George Kenney; a sister, Marie Daugherty.
    He leaves his wife, Mildred (Hooper) Kenney of Antioch; a son, Joseph Hooper of Michigan; a brother, Ronald Kenney of Antioch; three grandchildren; a great-grandson.
    Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday with Minister Tim Fleeman officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, Antioch.

Martha McVicker
Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, OH, January 11, 2001
    Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Cambridge, for Martha A. McVicker, 87, of Cambridge, who died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center. The Rev. Ken Mansfield will officiate. Burial will be in Guernsey Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
    She was born Nov. 21, 1913, in Langs, daughter of the late Alonzo and Dottie (Alexander) Simmons.
    Mrs. McVicker had worked at Bayes Restaurant in Woodsfield and cleaned houses. She was a Methodist by faith.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard D. McVicker, who died December 26, 1987. They were married in 1950. Also deceased are three sisters, Hazel Smith, Carrie Elliott and Katie Sims; three brothers, Frank McCaslin, Bryce Simmons and John Simmons.
    She leaves a son, Charles Antill of Boynton Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Shirley Callihan of Cambridge and Martha Cole of Beacon Falls, Conn.; four grandchildren, Tommy Joe Gravens, David Callihan, Kevin Callihan and Michelle (Callihan) Crews; and six great-grandchildren.

Sherry R. Dies
Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, OH January 23, 2001
    Services will be 8 p.m. today at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, for Sherry R. Dies, 63, of Jerusalem, who died Sunday (Jan. 21, 2001) at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Cambridge. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
    She was born July 7, 1937, in Salem, daughter of the late Oscar and Iona (Moffett) Harsh. Mrs. Dies was a homemaker and a Protestant by faith.
    She was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Barclay. She leaves her husband, James M. Dies, whom she married April 15, 1975; a son, Ray Allen Blythe of Cambridge; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Donald (Tammy) Harton of Jerusalem and Tracy LeFleme of Salem; a stepson, Timothy Dies of Salem; four step-grandchildren, George Tomlin, Alicia Tomlin, Joey LeFleme and Johnny LeFleme.

Clarence Howell
Source: The Wooster Daily Record, Wooster, OH, January 26, 2001
    Clarence G. "Dutch" Howell, 74, Moore Ridge Road, Jerusalem, OH died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.
    Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with minister John Hamilton officiating. Burial will be at Ozark Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call today (Friday) from 2-9 at the funeral home.
    He was born Oct. 31, 1926, in Wayne County, to Andrew and Ova (Myers) Howell.
    Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Dorothy (Gallaher) Howell of Jerusalem; four daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ann and John Yontz of Ozark, Helen and Rocky Carpenter of Barnesville, Jean and Richard Hughes of Jerusalem and Connie and Larry Richter of Sardis; seven grandchildren, and four brothers, John, Jack and George Howell, all of Orrville and Vernon
Howell of Apple Creek.

Earl F. Ankrom, Sr.
Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, OH,  January 28, 2001
    Earl F. Ankrom, Sr., 51, of Woodsfield, died Friday (Jan. 26, 2001) at Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville.
    He was born April 4, 1949, in Barnesville, son of Cora (Jackson) Ankrom of Woodsfield, and the late Hila Foster Ankrom.
    Mr. Ankrom was a graduate of Skyvue High School near Graysville. He was a former construction worker and a former welder for Watt Car and Wheel in Barnesville. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam War.
    He was preceded in death by an infant brother; an uncle, Ole Jackson.
    He leaves his wife, Sandra I. (Anderson) Ankrom, whom he married June 17, 1972; a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Amanda) Shaw of Woodsfield; three sons, Earl F. (Jaime) Ankrom, Jr. of Stafford, Timothy R. (Emanuela) Ankrom of Sardinia,
and Arlis C. Ankrom of the home; two brothers, Richard (Connie) Ankrom of Woodsfield, and Paul (Rita) Ankrom of Florida; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. No calling hours will be observed. Burial will be at the
convenience of the family. Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, is handling the arrangements.

Ronald LeRoy Foster
Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, OH, January 29, 2001
    Ronald LeRoy Foster, 84, of Woodsfield, Antioch Community, formerly of Stow, died Sunday (Jan. 28, 2001) at his home.
    He was born July 27, 1916, in Weston, W.Va., son of the late Tucker and Dora (Cosner) Foster.
    Mr. Foster was a former guard officer at the Ravenna Arsenal, prior to enlisting in the U.S. Navy, where he served in the Sea Bea Division during World War II. He was a self-employed building contractor. He was a member and pastor master of the Moriah Lodge 105, Free and Accepted Masons in Powhatan; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Steubenville; Osiris Shrine Temple in Wheeling, W.Va.; Steubenville Indian Patrol; and West Virginia National Guard.
    He was past commander of the Barnesville Chapter of Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of VFW Post 6387 in New Matamoras; Knights Templar 047, Cambridge; Past Masters Association; Bel-Mon Shrine Club, Wheeling, W.Va.; International Association Legions of Honor, Wheeling, W.Va.; Order of Eastern Star, Captina Chapter, Powhatan; Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Ohio in Cambridge; and the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masons of Ohio; Guernsey Council 74, Cambridge.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Helen (Dworshak) Foster, on July 16, 1993; a son, Ronald Lee Foster; a brother, Raymond Foster; two sisters, Mabel Spencer and Marie Jamison.  He leaves two daughters, Connie Sellers of Cleveland and Julia Ann Roby of the home; two sisters, Ruth Mildred Smith of Jane Lew, W.Va., and Maxine “Jean” Jackson of Cuyahoga Falls; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
    Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday with Pastor Paul Ferguson officiating. Masonic services will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, Antioch. Full military graveside services will be conducted by New Matamoras VFW.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

Homer D. Yommer
Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, OH, January 29, 2001
    Homer D. Yommer, 68, of Lewisville, died Saturday (Jan. 27, 2001) at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
    He was born Oct. 13, 1932, in Grantsville, Md., son of the late Bruce and Jessie (Warnick) Yommer.
    Mr. Yommer retired from Ford Motor Co., Lorain, where he served as a repairman. He was a member of Calais Church in Calais, and American Legion Post 214 in Grantsville, Md. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War.
    He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley L. Yommer, on died Sept. 1, 1966; two sisters, Wilda Yommer and Helen Stoffoni; four brothers, Osborne Yommer, David Yommer, Harold Yommer and Bruce Oney Yommer.
    He leaves his wife, Emma Jean (Slone) Yommer, whom he married Aug. 30, 1986; two daughters, Marla Ann Ahmed of Lorain and Sara Katherine Thomas of Fayetteville, N.C.; two sons, Homer D. Yommer, Jr. and Donald Eugene Yommer,
both of Lorain; two sisters, Wanda Gross of Paw Paw, W.Va., and Norma Ruth Quail of Rome, W.Va.; six brothers, Joe Yommer of Olney Mills, Md., Jack Yommer of Sheffield Lake, Harry Yommer of Topeka, Kan., Hubert Yommer of
Ambridge, Pa., Richard Yommer of Grantsville, Md., and Willard Yommer of Lewisville; five grandchildren.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Calais Church, Calais, where services will be 1 p.m. Thursday with Pastor Don Arbuckle officiating. Burial will be in Calais Cemetery, with full military graveside services.
    Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, is handling the arrangements.

Ella Mae Flood, nee Starr
Source: The Marietta Times, Marietta, OH, January 31, 2001
(Lewisville High School graduate, class of 1942)
    Ella Mae Flood, 76, of 620 E. Cross St., Summerfield, Ohio, died this morning (Jan. 31, 2001) at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center in Cambridge.

Ruth K. Huffman
Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, OH, February 2, 2001
    Ruth K. Huffman, 86, of Monroe Manor, Woodsfield, died Thursday (Feb. 1, 2001) at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Cambridge.
    She was born April 19, 1914, in Monroe County, daughter of the late Clarence and Lorena (Baker) Norris.
    Mrs. Huffman was a member of First Baptist Church of Woodsfield. She was a charter member of the Eagles Lodge and the Pythian Sisters Lodge, both of Woodsfield.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Huffman, on November 16, 1994; a sister, Genevieve Price; and a brother, Walton Norris.   She leaves two sons, Ron (Billie Jean) Huffman and Wayne (Karen) Huffman, both of Woodsfield; two daughters, Mrs. Bob (Beverly) Marmie of Barnesville, and Mrs. Bill (Velma) Guess of Columbus; a brother, Lester Norris of Canton; a sister, Eva Jean Brown of Woodsfield; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
    Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 2 p.m. Sunday with Pastor Travis Smalley officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

Wilbur E. ‘Buck’ Jackson
Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, OH, February 3, 2001
    Wilbur E. ‘Buck’ Jackson, 73, of Marietta, Ohio, died Monday (Jan. 22,2001) in Selby General Hospital.
    He was born Sept. 17, 1927 in Woodsfield but made his home in Stafford for most of his life. He was a graduate of Elk Local High School and serviced in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was later employed as a superintendent by Columbia Gas Co., for 35 years until his retirement. He also owned and operated the Stafford General Store.  Mr. Jackson found a great deal of pleasure working on his oil leases and enjoyed making handcrafted items from various metals. He was a member of Gilman United Methodist Church, Stafford Masonic Lodge 300 F. and A. M., and Masterton Lodge, Order of Eastern Star.
His home was in Marietta the past 8 and one-half years.
    He was preceded in death by his stepfather and mother, Landseer and Margaret Daniels, and a stepsister, Wanda Barclay.
    He leaves his wife, Ruth (Stephen Mallett) Jackson, whom he married August 15, 1992; two sons by a previous marriage, Donald (Dianne) Jackson of Papillon, Neb.; Jerry (Ressa) Jackson of Woodsfield; three stepdaughters, Cynthia (Douglas) Wittekind of Newport News, Va.; Beverly (John) Huffman, and Nancy (Allen) Tubaugh all of Marietta; a stepbrother Mark (Mary) Daniels of Lower Salem; two stepsisters, Laura (Bill) Hoffheins of Southgate, Mich.; Myrle Lankford of Marietta; four grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.
    Services were held at Gilman United Methodist Church with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta. Memorial services were conducted at McClure-Schafer Funeral Home by the Lebanon Order of Eastern Star and Stafford Lodge 300, F. and A 

Martha L. Cline
Source: The Marietta Times, Marietta, OH, Monday, February 5, 2001     
Martha L. Cline, 68, of 49055 Township Road 27, Lewisville, Ohio, died at 7:50 p.m. Friday (Feb. 2, 2001) near Summerfield.

Sidney C. English
Source: The Marietta Times, Marietta, OH, Tuesday, February 6, 2001    
Sidney C. English, 83, of Ohio 26, Graysville, Ohio, died Monday (Feb. 5, 2001) at Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, W.Va.

Leonard C. Leasure
Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, OH, February 7, 2001
    Leonard C. Leasure, 76, of Summerfield, Ohio, died Tuesday (Feb. 6, 2001) at his home.
    He was born Nov. 30, 1924, in Barnesville, son of the late William and Anna Marie (Brown) Leasure.
    Mr. Leasure was a retired laborer. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II and the Korean War. He was a Methodist by faith. He was a member of American Legion Post 415, Summerfield, and VFW Post 4721, Caldwell.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva M. (Hayes) Leasure, on August 3, 1982; two sons, Kim and Greg Leasure; three brothers, Carl, Earl and Kenneth Leasure; two sisters, Betty and Geneva Leasure.
    He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Anthony (Robin) Jordon of Dayton, Mrs. Kenneth (Melinda) Hoyt of Graysville and Bev Leasure of Lewisville; two sons, Gary (Cathy) Leasure of Summerfield and Calvin (Melissa) Leasure of Sparr, Fla.; three sisters, Ruth Ann Leasure of Caldwell, and Dorothy Shafer and Lucille Long, both of Sarahsville; three brothers, Dick Leasure of Senecaville, and Eugene Leasure and Raymond Leasure, both of Caldwell; 23 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
    Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield. Military graveside services will be at Mt. Tabor Cemetery near Summerfield, at a later date.

Viola I. Rothacher
Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, OH, February 7, 2001
    Viola I. Rothacher, 88, of Sardis, Ohio, died Tuesday (Feb. 6, 2001) at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, W.Va.
    She was born Aug. 26, 1912, in Green Township, Monroe County, daughter of the late John and Sarah (Haslam) Rothacher. Miss Rothacher was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Sardis. She was preceded in death by three
brothers, John, Clarence and Edward Rothacher; four sisters, Freda Kocher, Elizabeth Rothacher, Ophelia Ruble and Ethel Green. She leaves five nephews, Ronald Rothacher and Loren Rothacher, both of Sardis, Carl Kocher of New Martinsville, W.Va., Vernon Ischy of Lewisville and Russell Rothacher of Shadyside; two nieces, Virginia Campbell of New Philadelphia and Delores Smith of Sardis.
    No calling hours will be observed. Private services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, near Sardis

Hilda M. Burkhart
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated-Feb 8, 2001
   WOODSFIELD — Hilda M. Burkhart, 74, of Woodsfield, died Wednesday (Feb. 7, 2001) at Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling, W.Va.  She was born June 5, 1926, near Miltonsburg, daughter of the late Clemence
and Victoria (Carpenter) Butler.  Mrs. Burkhart was a homemaker and a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, where she was a member of the Purgatorial Society and the Catholic Women’s Club. She was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Ladies Auxiliary of Woodsfield.
    She leaves her husband, Herman J. Burkhart, whom she married June 8, 1943; a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Marlene) Yonak, Jr. of Centerville; three sons, Donald (Marlene) Burkhart of Malaga, Gary (Victoria) Burkhart of Woodsfield and Terry (Carol) Burkhart of Raleigh Durham, N.C.; a brother, Vernon (Cinderella) Butler of Woodsfield; a sister, Mrs. Glenn (Hazel) Kanzigg of Beallsville; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
    Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield. Vigil services will be 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, with the Rev. Fr. Thomas Hamm serving as celebrant.  Burial will be in St. Sylvester Catholic Cemetery, Woodsfield. 

Leslie Ann Christman
Source: Daily Jeffersonian-dated- Feb 13, 2001
WOODSFIELD — Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Woodsfield Church of Christ for Leslie Ann Christman, 35, of Woodsfield, who died Monday (Feb. 12, 2001) at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W.Va.  Keith Jones, Travis Smalley and Sam Bartrug will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield. Visitation will also be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Church with services to follow.

    She was born July 14, 1965, in Barnesville, daughter of Bobbie (Vaden) Cannon of Woodsfield and the late Clint Cannon.
Mrs. Christman was a homemaker and member of Woodsfield Church of Christ. She was a 1983 graduate of Woodsfield High School.  She leaves her husband, Randall A. Christman, whom she married Sept. 18, 1986; a daughter, Katelyn A. Christman; and a son, Samuel Cannon Christman, both of the home; two brothers, Lamar (Denise) Cannon of Lebanon, Tenn., and Neal (Stacey) Cannon of St. Clairsville; maternal grandmother, Ruby Vaden Lambert of Maryville, Tenn.; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Leslie Christian Cancer Fund, c/o WesBanco, 101 N. Sycamore St., Woodsfield, OH 43793, or Citizens National Bank, 143 S. Mains St., Woodsfield, OH 43793.

Raymond A. “Bus” Jones

Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated Feb 13, 2001
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Cambridge, for Raymond A. “Bus” Jones, 90, of Lore City, who died Monday (Feb. 12, 2001) at Cambridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cambridge.  Evangelist Bruce Daugherty will officiate. Burial will be in Northwood Cemetery, Cambridge.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   He was born Oct. 27, 1910, in Old Washington, son of the late Thomas Arthur and Trudie Alice (Brookover) Jones.
Mr. Jones was a member of the Church of Christ, 10th Street and Clairmont Avenue, Cambridge.  He was a farmer, raising hogs, cattle, sheep and was a beekeeper. He was a graduate of Lore City High School.  He was a member of the Cambridge City Band and the 4-H Sheep Club. He served as supervisor of the Soil Conservation Service for 10 years. He served as the
school board clerk for more than 20 years in the Wills Local, Zane Trace and East Guernsey school districts. He was Wills Township clerk for 17 years and was a 30-year Guernsey County honey bee inspector.  He was a big game hunter for such wildlife as deer, bear and moose.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenna (Dearth) Jones, who died Dec. 24, 1998. They were married June 13, 1940. Also deceased are four brothers, O.R. Jones, Learny Jones, Wayne Jones and B.K. Jones.  He leaves two sisters, Golda McGaughy of Byesville and Eleanor Barnhardt of Hilliard; brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Doris Dearth of Lore City; a
sister-in-law, Evelyn Roth of Bellaire; several nieces and nephews.

Mary R. Paulus

Daily Jeffersonian - dated February 13, 2001
   WOODSFIELD — Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, for Mary R. Paulus, 95, of Woodsfield, who died Monday (Feb. 12, 2001) at Barnesville Hospital.  The Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Sylvester Catholic Cemetery, Woodsfield.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield. Rosary devotions will be recited at 3:30 p.m. today at the
funeral home, followed by vigil services at 8:30 p.m.
   She was born Dec. 23, 1905, near Woodsfield, daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Schumacher) Paulus.  Mrs. Paulus retired from Economy Store, Woodsfield, where she served as a clerk. She was a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Woodsfield, where she was a member of Purgatorial Society. 
   She was preceded in death by a sister, Hilda E. Paulus; a brother, Francis J. Paulus; a sister-in-law, Freeda Paulus.
She leaves two nieces, Rita Rodgers of Belpre, and Catherine Paulus of Woodsfield; four nephews, Robert Paulus of Lancaster, John Paulus and Edwin Paulus, both of Woodsfield, Ralph Paulus of Hockessin, Del., several great-nieces and nephews.

Franklin I. Hanson
Daily Jeffersonian - dated February 13, 2001
WOODSFIELD — Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, for Franklin I. Hanson, 88, of Woodsfield, who died Monday (Feb.12, 2001) at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta.  The Rev. Lynda Masters will officiate. Military graveside services and burial will be at Stafford Cemetery, Stafford.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Masonic services at 7:30 p.m.
   He was born Jan. 29, 1913, near Stafford, son of the late Marion Ira and Emma May (Lumbatis) Hanson.  Mr. Hanson was a 1932 graduate of Franklin Local High School, Stafford, and also Wheeling Barber College in Wheeling, W.Va.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II from January 1943 to February 1946 in the European Theatre. He was a retired barber, having barbered for approximately 50 years in Zanesville, Martins Ferry and Woodsfield. He worked locally from 1946 to 1990 in the Everett Briggs Barber Shop, Woodsfield.  He was a member of Sutherland Methodist Church, Lewisville. He was a former member of Knights of Pythias, and past master and 50 year member of Stafford Masonic Lodge 300, Free and Accepted Masons, Stafford. He was an avid bowler and golfer.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Louisa (McVay) Hanson, who died Sept. 14, 1999; and a brother, Marion LeRoy Hanson.  He leaves a sister, Frances Hanson Scott of Belpre; two nieces, Mrs. Paul (Linda) Lafferre and Carol Hanson, both of Lewisville; three nephews, Stephen (Sharon) Hanson of Belle Valley, David Hanson and Eugene Hanson, both of Lewisville; several great-nieces and nephews; several great-great-nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, June Hanson of Lewisville; and a brother-in-law, Edgar E. McVay of Stafford. (Paid) 

Donna J. Kindle

Source: Daily Jeffersonian - dated February 15, 2001
WOODSFIELD — Donna J. Kindle, 40, of Graysville, died Tuesday (Feb. 13, 2001) at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W.Va.  She was born Nov. 24, 1960, in Barnesville, daughter of the late Ralph H. and Edna (Gibbins) Daugherty.
Mrs. Kindle was a member of Graysville Church of Christ.
    She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Daugherty; three sisters, Bonnie Ann Daugherty, Reba Nalley and Doris Francis.  She leaves her husband, Bruce Kindle of Orlando, Fla.; a son, Friend Daugherty of Woodsfield; two daughters, Carolyn L. Kindle and April Kindle, both of Orlando, Fla.; eight brothers, Lloyd Daugherty of Minerva, Ed Daugherty of Canton, Keith Daugherty and Heber Daugherty, both of Woodsfield, Jim Daugherty and Gary Daugherty, both of Minerva, Ronald Daugherty of Orrville, and Arthur Daugherty of Mansfield; two sisters, Mary Kay Scott of Minerva, and Evelyn Daugherty of Woodsfield; two grandchildren, Iesha Daugherty and Eric Daugherty.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 1 p.m. Friday with Harold Kinney
officiating.  Burial will be in Graysville Church of Christ Cemetery. (Paid) 

Gertrude B. Jackson

Source: Daily Jeffersonian - dated, February 19, 2001
WOODSFIELD — Gertrude B. Jackson, 83, of Woodsfield, died Saturday (Feb. 17, 2001) at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born Dec. 1, 1917, in Monroe County, daughter of the late James F. and Clara Bell (Winland) Norris.
   Mrs. Jackson was a member of Neuhart Baptist Church.

   She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Jackson, on Dec. 19, 1994; two daughters, Delores and Mary Jane; five brothers; and two sisters. She leaves a son, Sonny Jackson of Woodsfield; two daughters, Judy Hughes of Woodsfield and Betty Murphy of Akron; a sister, Lena Goon of Ashland; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.
   Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in Neuhart Cemetery, near Woodsfield.

Lester Francis Kenney
Daily Jeffersonian, dated, February 26, 2001
WOODSFIELD — Lester Francis Kenney, 75, of Economy Borough, Pa., formerly of Graysville, died Saturday (Feb. 24, 2001) at Heritage Valley Health System, Sewickley Valley Hospital.
   He was born Oct. 21, 1925, in Graysville, son of the late Francis Marion and Coral (Gill) Kenney.
   Mr. Kenney retired from American Bridge Co., where he served as a crane operator. He was a member of Hopewell Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Hopewell Township.
   He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II, and was a member of Local 1270 United Steelworkers of America.
   He was preceded in death by three sisters, Gertrude Waura, Augusta Smoot and Hilda Coplan.
   He leaves his wife of 54 years, Elizabeth Jane (Weddle) Kenney of Economy Borough; a son, Paul (Helen) Kenney of Athens; four daughters, Jean Nelson of Monaca, Pa., Mrs. Robert (Diane) Bennett of Harlingen, Texas, Mrs. Wayne
(Debbi) Albright of Hopewell Township, Pa., and Mrs. Ron (Cindi) Janicki of Economy Borough; three sisters, Pearl Bliske of North Carolina, Lucille Reinbeau of East Rochester, Pa., and Helen Kramer of Wheeling, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
   Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday with Minister Harold B. Kinney officiating.  Burial will be in Graysville Church of Christ Cemetery, Graysville.

Maxine (Drum) Buttery
Source: Daily Jeffersonian - dated, March 1, 2001
WOODSFIELD — Maxine (Drum) Buttery, 93, of Woodsfield, died Tuesday (Feb. 27, 2001) at Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield.
   She was born Oct. 15, 1907, in Graysville, daughter of the late W. C. and Sarah (Myers) Drum.  Mrs. Buttery was a retired home economics teacher in the Switzerland of Ohio School District. She was a member of Woodsfield Church of Christ, Ohio Education Association, OSU Alumni, Delta Kappa Gamma teachers’ sorority and VFW Post 5303 Auxiliary. She was past president of Monroe County BPW Association. She was a 1925 graduate of Woodsfield High School.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Buttery, in 1963; a son, Carl Buttery; and two brothers, Paul and Leland Drum.  She leaves two daughters, Sue Miller of Woodsfield, and Ann McLean of Alpharetta, Ga.; two sisters, Jeanne Egger Schwall and Helen English, both of Woodsfield; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter.
   Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 11 a.m. Saturday with Minister Sam Bartrug officiating.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield. VFW Post 5303 Auxiliary service will be 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Woodsfield High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, c/o Susan Bondy, 111 Brown Ave., Woodsfield, OH 43793; or World Bible School, c/o Woodsfield Church of Christ, 860 Lewisville Road, Woodsfield, OH 43793.

Earl Edwin Griffin
Source: Daily Jeffersonian - dated March 1, 2001
WOODSFIELD — Earl Edwin Griffin, 81, of Graysville, died Wednesday (Feb. 28, 2001) at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield.  He was born Feb. 13, 1920, in Rinard Mills, son of the late Russell Eli and Ada (McVey) Griffin.  Mr. Griffin was a retired carpenter and farmer. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ near Graysville. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II. He was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans.
   He was preceded in death by four sisters, Olive Hill, Hattie Gardner, Ruby Turner and Wilma Freund.
   He leaves his wife, Pearl Marie (Lynch) Griffin, whom he married Dec. 25, 1948; three sisters, Mrs. Lloyd (Ethel) Bach of Lewisville, Mrs. Don (Margaret) Ring of Louisville, and Mrs. Elvin (Audrey) Hall of Rinard Mills; two brothers, Cecil (Vashti) Griffin of Ravenna, and Heber (Twila) Griffin of Shreve; several nieces and nephews.
   Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 2 p.m. Friday with Harold Kinney, Jr. officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, near Graysville.

Earl J. Wells
Source: Daily Jeffersonian-dated, March  2, 2001
WOODSFIELD — Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, for Earl J. Wells, 87, of Woodsfield, who died Wednesday evening (Feb. 28, 2001) at Barnesville Hospital.  The Revs. Lynda Masters and Fenton C. St. John will officiate.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.
   Friends may call from 2 to 4 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, OH 43793.
   Mr. Wells was born Sept. 11, 1913, at Derwent, a son of the late James and Mary Woodford Wells.
He was a retired owner and operator of the former Peoples and Wells Appliance and Heating Store in Woodsfield. He was a member of Woodsfield United Methodist Church, where he formerly served as Sunday school superintendent, was a member of the Church choir and served on several committees for many years. Also, he was a former member of Woodsfield Village Council and the Board of Public Affairs, a former member of Knight of Pythian Lodge 338, Woodsfield, and an honorary member of Monroe County Trustees Association.
   Mr. Wells was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Peoples Wells, on Aug. 22, 1989; two brothers, Harold Wells and Lawrence Wells.
   He leaves two daughters, Charlotte (Don) Blair of St. Clairsville and Eileen (Carl) Farwell of Knoxville, Tenn.; three sisters, Ruth Sprout of Pleasant City, Florence Beebe of Derwent and Mabel Owens of California; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a special friend, Opal Starr of Woodsfield.

Claribel Fankhauser
Source: Daily Jeffersonian, dated March 10, 2001
   WOODSFIELD — Claribel Fankhauser, 83, of Woodsfield, died Friday (March 9, 2001) at Wheeling (W. Va.) Hospital, Wheeling, W.Va.
   She was born in Paden City, W.Va., on Dec. 25, 1917, daughter of the late Ida Barbara (Winkler) Paden and Earl Okey.  Mrs. Fankhauser was a retired beautician and former owner/operator of the former Claribel’s Beauty Shop in Woodsfield. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Woodsfield and a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 5303, Woodsfield.
   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kline Fankhauser; five sisters, Martha Virginia Paden in infancy; Flora Chapman, Betty Renner, Hazel Cox and Mary Katherine Renner; and four brothers, Clarence Paden, Ralph Paden, Russell Paden and Ross Paden.
   She leaves two daughters, Jean Clift of Woodsfield and Penny Hannahs of Barnesville; six grandchildren and two sisters-in-law.
   Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Watters Funeral Home, State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, on Sunday, where funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Lynda Masters officiating.  Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, New Martinsville, W.Va.

Betty L. Foster
Source: Daily Jeffersonian- dated  March 15, 2001
   WOODSFIELD — Betty L. Foster, 73, of Woodsfield, died Wednesday (March 14, 2001) at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born June 7, 1927, in Pine Grove, W.Va., daughter of the late Samuel and Olive (Barr) Cain.  Mrs. Foster was a trustee of Praise Pentecostal Fellowship Church of Woodsfield.  She was an employee of the former K. V.  Store of Woodsfield and an employee of the former Needle Nook, also of Woodsfield.  She had worked as a clerk for the Green Thumb Program at the Woodsfield Municipal Building.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond F. Foster, who died in 1997; two brothers, Charles Cain and Warren Cain, and an infant brother.
   She leaves a son, Charles F. Foster of Waynesburg, Pa.; two daughters, Susan Yocca of Woodsfield and Zella (Sarah) Foster of Brockville, Ontario, Canada; two brothers, Samuel Cain of Florida and Wayne Cain of Utah; a sister, Ellen Cain of  Vandalia; and two grandchildren.
   Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 1 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Paul Ferguson officiating.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

Linda Jean Betts
Source: Daily Jeffersonian-dated March 22, 2001
   BARNESVILLE — Linda Jean Betts, 55, of Jerusalem, died Wednesday (March 21, 2001) at her home.  She was born Aug. 31, 1945, in Wheeling, W.Va., daughter of the late Howard and Merle (Burkhimer) Curtis.  Mrs. Betts was a member of Somerton United Methodist Church, the Farm Bureau, and was a 4-H adviser.
   She leaves her husband, Robert Betts; a son, Dale (Lynn) Betts of Somerton; a daughter, Dorinda Betts of Jerusalem; a sister, Brenda Hoskinson of Bellaire; three grandchildren.
   Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville, where services will be 11 a.m. Friday.  Burial will be in Calais Cemetery, Calais.

Wanda M. Russell
Source: Daily Jeffersonian -dated April 5, 2001
   WOODSFIELD — Wanda M. Russell, 68, of Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, died Tuesday (April 3, 2001) at Barnesville Hospital.  She was born Sept. 4, 1932, in Zanesville, daughter of the late Clifford and Edna Allen.  Mrs. Russell was a homemaker and member of New Life Church in Woodsfield.
   She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Richard Allen; and her former husband, Albert O. “Bud” Russell.  She leaves two sons, Clifford Russell of Columbus, and Clarence “Ben” Russell of Manassas, Va.; two daughters, Bertha Russell of West Virginia, and Pamela Thomas of Virginia; a brother, Lewis Allen of Zanesville; three sisters, Gertrude Allen, Norma Grandstaff and Rosalie Dennis all of Zanesville; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
   Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. today at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, with services to follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Wayne Teafatiller officiating.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.
 
Kermit L. Henthorn
Source: Daily Jeffersonian - dated April 5, 2001
   WOODSFIELD — Kermit L. Henthorn, 52, of Woodsfield, died Tuesday (April 3, 2001) at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W.Va.  He was born March 9, 1949, in Monroe County, son of Margaret (Craig) Henthorn of Woodsfield and the late Carl Henthorn.  Mr. Henthorn was owner and operator of Henthorn Lanes of Woodsfield. He was a member of Eagles Lodge and a social member of Woodsfield VFW.
   He was preceded in death by a brother, Lonnie Henthorn, who died in 1990.  He leaves his wife, Janet (Bell) Henthorn of Woodsfield; three daughters, Mrs. David (Heather) Saffle of Woodsfield, Mrs. Barry (Stacey) West of Jerusalem and Trish Henthorn of the home; three brothers, Wayne Henthorn and Vernon Henthorn, both of Woodsfield, and Jim Henthorn of Lewisville; two sisters, Florence (Jean) Dawson of New Martinsville, W.Va., and Sherry Wilson of Miltonsburg; and two grandsons, Justin and Chase Saffle.

   Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 1 p.m. Saturday with Minister Keith Jones officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Marjorie P. Eckelberry
Source: Daily Jeffersonian -dated April 6, 2001
   WOODSFIELD — Marjorie P. Eckelberry, 86, of Graysville, died Thursday (April 5, 2001) at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born Dec. 21, 1914, in San Antonio, Texas, daughter of the late Robert C. and Florence Hamilton.  Mrs. Eckelberry was a Methodist by faith.
   She leaves her husband, Warren Eckelberry of Graysville; two sons, Warren “Bud” Eckelberry, Jr. and Martin Eckelberry both of Graysville; a daughter, Terri Shoulp of Cleveland; a sister, Iris Tincotti of San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild.
   Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield.  Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Thelma L. Hercher
Source: Daily Jeffersonian -dated  April 11, 2001
   WOODSFIELD — Thelma L. Hercher, 76, of Sycamore Valley, died Tuesday (April 10, 2001) at her home.
She was born Jan. 3, 1925, near Sycamore Valley, daughter of the late Ode and Nora (Marshall) Lindamood.
Mrs. Hercher was a retired homemaker and dairy farmer. She was a member of Creighton Ridge Church of Christ near Sycamore Valley.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph H. Hercher, Sr., on Feb. 11, 1998; a sister, Edna Linda; two brothers, Forrest Lindamood and Gerald Lindamood.
   She leaves a son, Ralph H. Hercher, Jr. of Sycamore Valley; a daughter, Mrs. Dean (Dr. Rhonda Hercher) Schweitzer of Toledo; a brother, Ralph Lindamood of Massillon; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
   Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Watters Funeral Home Woodsfield, and from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Creighton Ridge Church of Christ near Sycamore Valley, with services to follow at 1 p.m. with Dana Morrison and Vernon Crum officiating.  Burial will be in Creighton Ridge Cemetery, Sycamore Valley.  Memorial contributions may be made to Creighton Ridge Cemetery Association, 36800 State Route 260, Sycamore Valley, OH 43789, or Bethel Township Fire
Dept., c/o A. J.  Baker, 37990 Township Road 327, Lower Salem, OH 45745.

Grace V. Briggs
Source: Daily Jeffersonian-dated April 13, 2001
   WOODSFIELD — Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, for Grace V. Briggs, 90, of Woodsfield, who died Thursday (April 12, 2001) at Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield.  The Rev. William Graham will officiate.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.
   Friends may call 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

   She was born March 3, 1911, near Lewisville, daughter of the late Clyde Wesley and Rena Mae Denbow Morris.
She was a retired waitress and homemaker, and a Protestant by faith.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharlene Briggs; a son, Buddy Briggs; a brother, Clarence Morris; and an infant brother.  Ms. Briggs leaves a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Linda) Kurtz of Newark; four sons, Roger L. (Betty) Briggs of Norfolk, Va., Larry W. (Gail Ann) Briggs of Graysville, Bob (Candy) Briggs of Summerfield, and Ronnie (Mae) Briggs of Oak Harbor; two stepdaughters, Drema Briggs of Ravenswood, W.Va., and Sheila Tackett of London, Ohio; a sister, Ann Lower of Castle Berry, Fla.; several
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
A very close friend, Jim Mitchell of Belmont County, also survives.

Hazel R. Edington
Source: Marietta Times, dated Tuesday, April 17, 2001
   WOODSFIELD -- Hazel R. Edington, 85, of Woodsfield, formerly of Wooster, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) at Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield.

Emma K. Winland
Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, OH, April 18, 2001
    Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, for Emma K. Winland, 102, of Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of 300 Fourth St., Woodsfield, who died Tuesday (April 17, 2001) at the center.
    Pastor Sheryl Allen will officiate. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
    She was born January 14, 1899, in Lewisville, daughter of the late Hamilton and Martha Ellen (Thompson) Denbow.
    Mrs. Winland retired from Bayes Restaurant, Woodsfield, where she served as a cook.
She was a member of First Free Methodist Church, Woodsfield.
    She was preceded in death by two sons, Harold Winland and Francis “Spark” Winland; two sisters, Mamie Edwards and Cecil Feiber; four brothers, John, Clyde, Walter and Rader Denbow; and a grandson, Joseph Edwin Rinard.
    She leaves four daughters, Beulah Lumbatis, Delores McGarry and Lorna Jones, all of Lewisville, and Loretta Rinard of Woodsfield; a son, Gene Winland of Woodsfield; 29 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; 30 great-great-grandchildren.

Mary Hartwell
Source: Daily Jeffersonian -dated April 24, 2001
   WOODSFIELD — Mary A. Hartwell, 65, of Beallsville, formerly of Akron, died Saturday (April 21, 2001) at Barnesville Hospital.  She was born May 16, 1935, in Bellepoint, W.Va., daughter of Dorse R. and Eloise (Turner) Richardson of Bellepoint, W.Va.
   She leaves her husband, Silas Hartwell of Beallsville; two sons, Randy Hartwell of Quincy, Mich., and Rodney Hartwell of Akron; two daughters, Tammy Huffman of Akron, and Terry Wilmes of Mankato, Minn.; four brothers, Neelas Richardson and Douglas Richardson, both of Ohio, Jerry Richardson and Michael Richardson, both of West Virginia; three sisters, Christine Bobbs, Novella Cook and Nadine Taylor, all of West Virginia; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
   Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Richard Wilson officiating.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

Mary Dorothy Froehlich
Source: The daily Jeffersonian, dated Friday, April 27, 2001
   WOODSFIELD -- Mary Dorothy Froehlich, 82, of 604 Woodland Court died at 8:12 p.m. Thursday (April 26, 2001) at her home.

Marie Landefeld, nee Shuman
Source: The Daily Jeffersonian - dated May 1, 2001
   BARNESVILLE — Marie S. Landefeld, 106, of Barnesville, died Monday (April 30, 2001) at the home of her grandson.
She was born Feb. 3, 1895, in Monroe County, daughter of the late Isadore and Emma (Curry) Shuman.  Mrs. Landefeld was one of the founders of the Barnesville Senior Citizens Center. She was a member of Ladies of the Moose and Rebekah Lodge.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert J. Landefeld; a brother, Roy Shuman; three sisters, Delta Shuman, Hilda Enoc and Dorothy Long; a granddaughter, Shelva Gibbons; a great-grandson, Todd Wehr.
   She leaves a daughter, Eleanor L. Hughes of Quaker City; four grandchildren, Joe Hughes of Barnesville, Sandra Learner of Columbus, and Arlene Wehr and Rick Allen Hughes, both of Quaker City; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.
   Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville, where services will be 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Norman Grimes officiating.  Burial will be in Miltonsburg Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Barnesville Senior Citizens Center Building Fund.

Roger F. Leasure
Source: Daily Jeffersonian -dated May 9, 2001
   WOODSFIELD — Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, for Roger F. Leasure, 66, of Lewisville, who died Monday (May 7, 2001) at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta.  Pastor Travis Smalley will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, near Summerfield.
   Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  He was born May 15, 1934, in Stafford, son of the late Bert and Blanche (Brown) Leasure.  Mr. Leasure was a retired construction laborer and a former executive board
member for Labors Local 639, Marietta, where he served for 43 years.  He was a member of the former Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, near Summerfield.  He was a former president and trustee of Mt. Tabor Cemetery Association.
   He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Ann Leasure; two brothers, Harold “Pete” Leasure and Jim Leasure.
   He leaves his wife, Hazel (Williams) Leasure, whom he married July 16, 1954; three daughters, Mrs. Dean (Yvonne) Peacock of Beaumont, Texas, Mrs. Brian (Vickie) Wells of Malaga, and Mrs. Dave (Linda) Frye of Van Alstyne, Texas;
two sons, Roger L. (Linda) Leasure, Jr. of Newport, and David L. (Amy) Leasure of Allen, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Matt (Margaret) Dillon of Mt. Gilead; three brothers, Junior Leasure and Lloyd (Shirley) Leasure, all of Caldwell, and Ed (Patty) Leasure of Byesville; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Lola V. Burke
Source: Daily Jeffersonian -dated May 11, 2001
   WOODSFIELD — Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, for Lola V. Burke, 82, of Jerusalem, Ozark Community, who died Wednesday (May 9, 2001) at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, W.Va.
Delmar “Bud” Burke, Jeff Rich and Pastor Wayne Teafatiller will officiate. Burial will be in Cameron Cemetery, Cameron.
   Friends may call from 3:30 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

   She was born March 20, 1919, in Nickelsville, Va., daughter of the late John Hop and Lillian (Salyers) Dingus. Mrs. Burke was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a former employee at Woodsfield Senior Citizens meal site for 12 years.  She was a member of Beallsville Church of Christ, Beallsville.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Burke, on Nov. 8, 1990; an infant son; three brothers, Robert Dingus, Willard Dingus and Walson Dingus. 

   She leaves five sons, Luther (Fran) Burke of Woodsfield, and Delmar “Bud” (Vivian) Burke and J.D. “Tater” (Debbie), both  of Beallsville, Johnie (Linda) Burke of Baltic, and Denzil (Teresa) Burke of Sugarcreek; a daughter, Mrs. Graydon (Brenda) Lallathin of Malaga; a special daughter-in-law, Lucille Dingus of Nickelsville, Va.; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews; and special friends of the family.

Melvin L. Hayes
Source: Marietta Times, dated Saturday, May 19, 2001
   WOODSFIELD -- Melvin L. Hayes, 71, of 131 Maple Ave., died Thursday (May 17, 2001) at the Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, W.Va.

Donna Mae Bolon
Source: Marietta Times - dated Monday, May 21, 2001
   WOODSFIELD -- Donna Mae Bolon, 62, of 208 Oaklawn Ave., died at 5:55 a.m. Saturday (May 19, 2001) at Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville, W.Va.

Ethel M. Ball
Source: Daily Jeffersonian, dated June 4, 2001
   WOODSFIELD — Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield, for Ethel M. Ball, 85, of Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, who died Saturday (June 2, 2001) in the center.  The Rev. Donald Rock will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.
   Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   She was born April 3, 1916, in Stafford, daughter of the late Ramey F. and Louella (Ross) Robinson.  Mrs. Ball was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Woodsfield, where she was a former member of St. Paul’s Women Guild.  She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 268 of Woodsfield.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert E. Ball, in 1979. 
   She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Neil (Shirley) Hamilton of Woodsfield; a granddaughter, Mrs. Marvin (Beck) Hickenbottom of Barnesville; four grandsons, Bud (Judy) Hamilton, David (Sharon) Hamilton and Chuck (Michele), all of Woodsfield, and Tom (Jeanne) Hamilton of Vincent; nine great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

Roy A. Horner
Source: Daily Jeffersonian, dated June 2, 2001
   WOODSFIELD — Roy A. Horner, 82, of Holbrook, N.Y., formerly of Woodsfield, died Thursday (May 31, 2001) in New York.  He was born May 17, 1919, in Wheeling, W. Va., son of the late G.A. and Ila Horner.  He was retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving 25 years. He was a member of the Ohio American Legion, Woodsfield American Legion Post 87, the Forty and Eight Club of Korean Veterans and a member of the Woodsfield Presbyterian Church.
   He leaves his wife, Sarah V. Dennis Horner of Holbrook; a daughter, Mrs. Angelo (Jean Ann) Sparacia of New York; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred Molina of Cleveland and Helen Norton of Warren; and a brother, Edgar Horner of Tipp City.
   Friends may call 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home. Graveside service follows in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield with Rev. Colleen Finlay officiating. Full military rites will be conducted by the Belmont Veterans Council.

John Lloyd Bach
Source: Daily Jeffersonian, dated June 7, 2001
   WOODSFIELD — Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, for John Lloyd Bach, 83, of Lewisville, who died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  The Rev. Richard Hasley will officiate. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville.
   Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   He was born March 16, 1918, in Swazey, son of the late Thomas Henry and Vira Irene (Herlan) Bach.  Mr. Bach retired from N. O. B. A.  in Tiffan, and was a retired farmer.  He was a member of Lewisville United Methodist Church.
   He was preceded in death by his first wife, Garnet (Kehl) Bach, in 1964; a brother, Ralph Bach; and a sister, Madeleine McGinnis.
   He leaves his wife, Ethel (Griffin) Gardner Bach, whom he married Oct. 21, 1967; a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Cheryl) Handschumacher of Belpre; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Larry (Donna) Ullman of Graysville; a stepson, Ronald (Helen) Gardner of Chambersburg, Pa.; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; five step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lewisville United Methodist Church, c/o Gilbert E. Briggs, 46156 State Route 145, Lewisville, OH 43754.

 

Mary Opal Starr
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated June 7, 2001
WOODSFIELD — Mary Opal Starr, 90, of Woodsfield, died Wednesday (June 6, 2001) at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born Oct. 6, 1910, in Monroe County, daughter of the late Clarence Edward and Clara Mary (Paulus) Starr.  Miss Starr retired from Farmers Home Administration, Department of Agriculture.
    She was a member of United Methodist Church of Woodsfield, O. E. S.  Chapter 268, Woodsfield, and the Pythian Sisters.  She was a longtime volunteer for the American Red Cross.
    She was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Vernon Starr; a sister, Edith Dixon; and an infant sister, Helen Lenora Starr.
    She leaves two brothers, Ralph E. Starr of Ft. Pierce, Fla., and Clarence A. (Tiny) Starr of Norton; a sister, Lucy E. Mallett of New Carlisle; three sisters-in-law, Doris Starr of Wadsworth, Helen Starr of Woodsfield, and Fern Starr of Norton; a brother-in-law, Franklin Mallett of New Carlisle; several nieces and nephews.
    Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 1 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Lynda Masters officiating.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.  Memorial contributions may be made to Woodsfield United Methodist Church, 136 N. Main St., Woodsfield, OH 43793.

Lorena V. Davis
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated, June 11, 2001
WOODSFIELD — Lorena V. Davis, 76, of Woodsfield, died Thursday (June 7, 2001) at her home.  She was born Jan. 4, 1925, in Monroe County, daughter of the late Homer and Emma (Bates) Nalley.  Mrs. Davis was a former driver for the Monroe County Senior Citizens Transport. She was a member of Richfork Church of Christ and Woodsfield VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
    She was preceded in death by a son, James Davis; three brothers, Mike, Herb and John Nalley; and two sisters, Dorothy Davis and Edna Daugherty; and Edwin Davis.
    She leaves a son, Ronnie (Dianna) Davis of Woodsfield; four daughters, Linda Tyson of Jeromesville, Mrs. Adriane (Shelby) Law of Lewisville; Martha Bright of Woodsfield and Mrs. Tony (Corena Chantay) Edwards of Lorain; special
friends, Larry Cline and Roger Alleman; a brother, Glenn Nalley of Calais; a sister, Marie Stephens of Woodsfield; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.
    Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday with Max Winland officiating.  Burial will be in Moffett Cemetery, near Woodsfield.

Elma R. Burkhart, nee Claus
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated-June 8, 2001
    WOODSFIELD - Elma R. Burkhart, 97, of Lewisville, died Wednesday (June 6, 2001) at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born Nov. 3, 1903, in Monroe County, daughter of the late George L. and Magdalena (Matz) Christman.  Mrs. Burkhart was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lewisville.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester Burkhart; three sisters, Esther Claus, Gertrude Kahrig and Laura Kahrig; two brothers, Arthur and Clarence Claus.
    She leaves a brother, Paul Christman of Cambridge; a sister, Beryl Claus of Lewisville; several nieces and nephews.
    Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield. Christian wake services will be 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph
Catholic Church, Lewisville, with the Rev. Father David Gaydosik officiating.  Burial will be in Middle Church Cemetery, near Lewisville.

Thomas Edison “Eddie” Beardmore
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated - June 20, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — Thomas Edison “Eddie” Beardmore, 79, of Woodsfield, died Tuesday (June 19, 2001) at Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield.  He was born April 8, 1922, in Malaga, son of the late Stephen and Nora (McMullen) Beardmore.  Mr. Beardmore was a retired farmer and carpenter. He was a member of Woodsfield Church of Christ, Woodsfield.
    He was preceded in death by two brothers, Denzil Beardmore and Leland Beardmore.
    He leaves his wife, Nada Eileen (Saffell) Beardmore, whom he married Oct. 20, 1946; a daughter, Mrs. Herman “Eddie” (Marilyn) Martin of Woodsfield; two sons, Ronnie Lee (Kathy) Beardmore of Woodsfield, and Thomas Brent Beardmore
of Cambridge; two sisters, Dorothy Christman of Woodsfield and Marie Christman of Cambridge; five grandchildren, Teresa Rubel, Perry Martin, Jason Beardmore, Jeremy Beardmore and Justin Beardmore; a great-granddaughter, Regan Rubel.
    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 Sam Bartrug and Keith Jones officiating.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

Richard Harman
Source: Columbus Dispatch dated - June 22, 2001
    Emery Harman, passed from this life on June 21, 2001. He was born September 4, 1927, in Graysville, Oh. to the late Greal and Mabel (Givens) Harman. He attended Graysville High School and then Marietta College. Richard married Janice Lee Kahrig of Marietta in 1954 and they moved to Columbus. He retired from ABEX Denison Corp. He was a member of Shady Lane Presbyterian Church. He will be forever missed by his wife, Janice and his children, Cindy Harman, Jody (Philip) Morgan and Beth (Jeff) Lucas; his grandchildren, Erynne, Benjamin and Emilee Morgan, Joshua, Eli and Andrew Lucas; foster
granddaughter, Nikki; also surviving with memories that only brothers and sisters can share are his sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Charles Cieszeski of Fukton, N.Y. and brother and sister-in-law, Stewart and Anna Harman of Columbus; nieces and nephews. Graveside service Wednesday 11 a.m., June 27, 2001, at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Rev. Robert LaFollette officiating. Arrangements by EVANS FUNERAL HOME, 4171 E. Livingston Ave. Good Show, Grandpa.

Mary Virginia Paulus
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated - June 23, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — Mary Virginia Paulus, 93, died Friday (June 22, 2001), at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield.  She was born Jan. 5, 1908 in Woodsfield, daughter of the late Benjamine and Catherine (Schumacher) Paulus.  Mrs. Paulus was the owner and operator of the former Virginia’s Dress Shop and co-owner of the former B.F. Paulus Hardware Store, both of Woodsfield. She had also been employed in the Monroe County Auditor’s office in her early years. She was a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Clarence; and one niece.
    She leaves one sister, Martha Sciortino of St. Louis, Mo.; one sister-in-law, Betty Paulus of Woodsfield; two nephews, Frank Paulus of Woodsfield, and Ralph Paulus of Marietta; and one niece, Marilyn Paulus of Orlando, Fla.

    Friends may call from 7 to 9 p. m Monday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield. Christian wake service at 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield with Fr. Thomas Hamm officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sylvester Church, 330 S. Main St., Woodsfield.

Flossie E. Scott
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated - July 29, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, for Flossie E. Scott, 86, of Green Meadows Health and Wellness Center, Louisville, formerly of Witten Creek Road, Rinard Mills, who died Friday (July 27, 2001) at the center.  The Rev. George Hoskins will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, near Marr.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
    She was born April 27, 1915, near Marr, daughter of the late Evan H. and Grace M. (Coss) Durbin.
    Mrs. Scott was a homemaker and a member of Low Gap Christian Union Church at Low Gap, where she was also a member of the Christian Union Women’s Fellowship Group.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob A. Scott, who died April 26, 1972; four brothers, Arland Durbin, Jr., Charlie Durbin, Jacob Alando Durbin and James Robert Durbin; two stepsons, Paul E. Scott and Delmas D. Scott; a stepdaughter, Vera E. Pedicord; and a grandson, Keith A. Scott.
    She leaves a son, Errold K. (Jennie) Scott of Louisville; two stepsons, Junior S. Scott of Cuyahoga Falls, and Guy E. Scott of North Canton; a sister, Zelda Cline of Vermillion; and two grandsons, Michael L. Scott of Bolivar, and Timothy E. Scott of Guam.

Lester Wayne Scarbro
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated - July 15, 2001
WOODSFIELD — Lester Wayne Scarbro, 45, of Summerfield, died Thursday (July 12, 2001) at his home.  He was born March 21, 1956, son of Edith (Parsons) Scarbro Brooks of Woodsfield, and the late Leonard Ray Scarbro.  Mr. Scarbro was a former construction worker and worked odd jobs in the area.  He was a U.S. Army veteran and a Protestant by faith.
    He was preceded in death by two sisters, Jeanie Carpenter and Loretta Scarbro.
    He leaves two sons, Matthew Schafer and Timothy Scarbro, both of Marietta; three sisters, Connie Lindell of Lewisville, Thelma Sindelar of Barberton, and Margie Davis of Jerusalem; two brothers, Leonard Leroy Scarbro and Daiton Scarbro, both of Rinard Mills; several nieces and nephews.
    No calling hours will be observed.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, is handling the arrangements.

Glen David Bishop
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated - July 16, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — Glen David Bishop, 77, of Lewisville, Stafford Community, died Saturday (July 14, 2001) at his home.
He was born June 2, 1924, in Stafford, son of the late Earl and Elva (Stallings) Bishop.  Mr. Bishop was a former foreman for Union Slag Co. in Marietta, and a 32-year employee of No. 1 and 2 Gravel Pit in Devola.He was also a former coal truck driver, a farmer and former owner/operator of Hi-Lo Wine Cellar in Marietta.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II. He was a lifetime member American Legion Post 64, Marietta.
    He was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Bishop.  He leaves his wife, Violet E. (Gray) Bishop, whom he married April 25, 1958; a son, William L. Belleville and friend Carol Seese of Marietta; two daughters, Nancy Kaye Martin of Mesa, Ariz., and Geneva Forshey and friend Wayne Johnson of Lewisville; two sons by a previous marriage; two sisters, Mrs. Tom (Mary) Truelson of Newark and Shirley Sills of Columbus; two brothers, Don (Velma Lee) Bishop of Cambridge and Jim (Blanch) Bishop of Zanesville; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 8 p.m. Tuesday with Brian Crum officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to Washington County Home Nursing Service and Hospice, 900 Third St., Marietta, OH 43750.

E. Kenneth Brown
Source: The Marietta Times, Marietta, OH, July 10, 2001
    E. Kenneth Brown, 69, of Beallsville, Ohio, died Sunday (July 8, 2001) at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W.Va.
    He was born Nov. 24, 1931, in Denver, Colo., son of the late Elmer W. and Jean (Collier) Brown.
    Mr. Brown was a retired businessman and a former school teacher. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War.
    He leaves a son, Keith Brown of Ben, Ore.; a daughter, Jennifer Brown of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; a brother, Robert Collier Brown of Portland, Ore.; and a sister, Barbara Gould of Minneapolis, Minn.
    Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Friday, July 20 at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, with    The Rev. Colleen S. Griffith officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Seven Pines National Cemetery, Seven Pines, Va.

Truman Runkles
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated July 19, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — Truman Runkles, 82, of Woodsfield, died Sunday (July 15, 2001) at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Cambridge.  Arrangements are pending at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield.

Elmer Miller
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated - July 19, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — Elmer Miller, six-day-old son of Freeman and Florence (Byler) Miller, Woodsfield, died Tuesday (July 17, 2001) at Children’s Hospital, Columbus.  He was born July 11, 2001, in McConnellsville.
    He was preceded in death by a brother, David Miller, and a sister, Fannie Miller.
    He is survived by three sisters, Clara Miller of Quaker City, Amanda Byler of Woodsfield and Ada Miller of the home; five brothers, Raymond Miller of Summerfield, and Freeman Miller, Jr., Billy Miller, Monroe Miller and Urie Miller, all of the home; paternal grandparents, David and Saloma Miller of Mercer, Pa.; maternal grandparents, Raymond and Ada Byler of Spartenburg, Pa.
    Friends may call anytime Thursday the family home, where services will be 9 a.m. Friday.  Burial will be in Amish Cemetery, near Calais.  Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, is handling the arrangements.

Fanny L. Zonker, nee Dickson
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated - Aug. 1, 2001  (Lewisville High School graduate, class of 1930)
    WOODSFIELD — Fanny L. Zonker, 89, of Woodsfield, died Tuesday (July 31, 2001) at her home.  She was born May 8, 1912, in Lewisville, daughter of the late Arthur T. and Nancy (Yoho) Dickson.  Mrs. Zonker was a homemaker and a member of Woodsfield United Methodist Church, where she belonged to the United Methodist Women.  She was a member of Huffman Grange 2513, Lewisville.
    She was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Robinson.
    She leaves her husband, Harry V. “Pete” Zonker, whom she married Dec. 22, 1934; 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 Travis Christman officiating.  Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville.

Lillie V. Stephen
Source: The daily Jeffersonian, dated August 1, 2001
    BYESVILLE — Lillie V. Stephen, 91, of Cumberland, died Tuesday (July 31, 2001) at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Cambridge.  She was born Sept. 21, 1909, in Monroe County, daughter of the late Earl W. and Adelia Carpenter.  Mrs. Stephen was a homemaker and a member of Stop Nine Church of Christ, Byesville, and Golden Sixties.
She enjoyed writing poetry, gardening and raising flowers. 

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis T. Stephen, in 1972; a son, Bobbie Lee Stephen; five brothers, Guy, Parker, Earl, John and Robert; three sisters, Melva Patterson, Mary Howell and Evelyn Carpenter.
     She leaves two sons, Frank Louis Stephen of Melbourne, Fla., and Lonnie (Dorothy) Stephen of Cumberland; two daughters, Velma Tyser of Fountain, Fla., and Mrs. Marion (Janet) Hickman of Cambridge; two brothers, Ralph (Mildred) Carpenter of Delaware and Racey Carpenter of Midvale; a sister, Jennie H. Stephen of Columbus; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Black Family Funeral Service, Byesville.  Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Stop Nine Church of Christ, Byesville, with Evangelist Abe Miller officiating.  Burial will be in Guernsey Memory Gardens, Cambridge.

Rochelle Judy Johnson
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated - Aug 7, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — Rochelle Judy Johnson, 65, of Malaga, died Sunday (Aug. 5, 2001) at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W.Va.  She was born Nov. 3, 1935, in Wheeling, W.Va., daughter of the late Russell and Marie (Graeb) Schenerlein.  Mrs. Johnson was a retired employee of the Barnesville Medical Center. She attended St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Woodsfield.
    She leaves her husband, Darrell Johnson of Malaga; two sons, Roger Johnson and Carey Johnson, both of Shelbyville, Ind.; two brothers, Jay Schenerlein and Jeffrey Schenerlein, both of Malaga; and four grandchildren.
    Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday with Minister Jeff Rich officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Joseph Bruce “JB” Hanes
Source: Marietta Times, dated August 13, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — Joseph Bruce “JB” Hanes, 43, of Woodsfield, died Saturday (Aug. 11, 2001) near Beallsville from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  He was born April 13, 1958, in West Virginia, son of William B. and Betty L.
(Crim) Hanes of Woodsfield.  He was an employee of the Cobre Tire Co. in Lore City, where he served as service manager.
    He leaves a son, Cory Carpenter of Beallsville; a brother, David B. Hanes of Woodsfield; two sisters, Mrs. Mike (Debbie) Lucas of Barnesville and Mrs. Anthony (Vicky) Rome of Clarksburg, W.Va.; his maternal grandmother, Marie Crim of Woodsfield; two nieces, Mrs. Derrick (Rachel) Pyle of Bethesda, and Lindsey Rome of Clarksburg, W.Va.; a nephew, Jerry Lucas of Barnesville; a great-niece, Lauren Pyle; and a special friend, Betty Wilcox of Malaga.
    Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Colleen Griffith officiating.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodsfield High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, c/o Carol Schumacher, 139 Maple Ave., Woodsfield, OH 43793.

Myrtle McLeish
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated-Aug 16, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — Myrtle F. McLeish, 93, of Grove City, formerly of Barnesville and Woodsfield, died Wednesday (Aug. 15, 2001) at Monteray Care Center, Grove City.  She was born Jan. 1, 1908, in Woodsfield, daughter of the late John Franklin and Sarah Rubel King.  Mrs. McLeish had worked at Barnesville Hospital, where she served as a dietitian. She was a member of Woodsfield Church of Christ and Alkire Road Church of Christ in Grove City.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. McLeish, who died in 1962; a brother, Vernon King; an infant brother, Marvin King; two sisters, Mary King and Ila Day.
    She leaves a son, John F. (Donna) McLeish of Howell, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd “Sonny” (Susan) Drake of Grove City; a nephew, Ned Day of Woodsfield; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 11 a.m. Saturday with Ministers Mark Bass and Tim Ault officiating.  Burial will be in Southerland Cemetery, Barnesville.

Esther V. Ralston
Source: Daily Jeffersonian, dated August 24, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — Esther V. Ralston, 90, of Woodsfield, died Thursday (Aug. 23, 2001) at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born Aug. 10, 1911, in Woodsfield, daughter of the late Reuben and Effie (Snodgrass) Ralston.  Miss Ralston was a member of Unity Baptist Church, Antioch.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Georgia Ralston and Mary Ellen Lepine.
    She leaves a niece, Mrs. John (Rona) Lambing of Willmar, Minn.; two great-nieces, Mrs. Tom (Cindy) Lambing of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Mrs. Brian (Heather) Imgbretson of Fridley, Minn.; two great-great-nieces, Morgan and Madeline Vagts.
    Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Ron Weber officiating.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.
 
Don F. Christman
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated - Sept 5, 2001
    SUMMERFIELD — Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Wesleyan Bible Holiness Church, Summerfield, for Don F. Christman, 56, of Summerfield, who died Tuesday (Sept. 4, 2001) at Grant Medical Center, Columbus.  Pastor Cameron Hayes and the Rev. Dorothy Bane will officiate. Burial will be in Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.  He was born July 16, 1945, in Calais, son of the late Walter and Lulu (Wehr) Christman.  Mr. Christman was a compresser station operator for Texas Eastern, formerly Duke Energy Corp., at the Berne Station in Lewisville, for 31 years. He attended Wesleyan Bible Holiness Church, Summerfield. He was an avid outdoorsman with a love for horses and farming. 

    He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde Christman and Ralph Christman; and four sisters, Neva Christman, Janice Powell, Florence Wells and Doris Green.
    He leaves his wife, Carolyn (Guiler) Christman, whom he married Dec. 21, 1963; two daughters, Mrs. Lee (Rhonda) Shreve of Summerfield and Mrs. Tim (Rochelle) Dunn of Columbus; two sons, Ricky (Cheri) Christman of Jackson and
Randy (Marsha) Christman of Troy, Mo.; three sisters, Kathryn Miller of Cuyahoga Falls, Eva Pearl Kennon and Mrs. Charles (Peggy) McLaughlin of Barnesville; nine grandchildren, Ricky Christman, Jr., Julia Christman, Andrew Christman, Luke Christman, Cole Christman, Austin Christman, Trista Shreve, Macey Shreve and Jamie Shreve; and several nieces and nephews.
    Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 1221-A Ohio Ave., P.O. Box 1115, Dunbar, WV, 25064; or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, OH 43218.

Lawrence E. Stauffer
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated-September 7, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — Lawrence E. Stauffer, 83, of Clarington, died Wednesday (Sept. 5, 2001) at Barnesville Hospital.
He was born Feb. 5, 1918, in Monroe County, son of the late Fredrick and Amelia Longacher Stauffer. He was a retired farmer, a cheese maker who followed the Swiss tradition of cheese-making, and enjoyed his friends and neighbors.
    He was preceded in death by a brother, John Stauffer, and four sisters, Laura Pfalzgraf, Ida Eisenbarth, Betty Stauffer, Annabel Stauffer.
    He leaves two sisters, Alma Darrah of Lewisville, Texas, and Helen Frick of Lebanon; 12 nieces and nephews and several grand-nieces and -nephews.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Donald Hitchcock officiating.  Burial will be in Salem-Morton Cemetery near Sardis.

Ruth A. Roth
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated September 12, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — Ruth A. Roth, 72, of Woodsfield, died Tuesday (Sept. 11, 2001) at The Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus.  She was born June 29, 1929, in Woodsfield, daughter of the late Herman and Sylvia (Mowder) Zerger, Sr.  Mrs. Roth was a 1947 graduate of Woodsfield High School and also a graduate of Muskingum College, New Concord.
She was a former caseworker for the Ohio Society of Crippled Children in Columbus. She retired from Monroe County Board of Elections, where she served as a former vice-chairman of the Monroe County Democratic Executive Committee.
She was a member of Woodsfield United Methodist Church and VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 5303, both of Woodsfield.
    She was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Williams.
    She leaves her husband, Ralph E. Roth, whom she married June 29, 1952; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Dee) Vargo of Marysville; a brother, Herman Zerger, Jr. of Woodsfield; and several nieces and nephews.
    Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Friday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 11 a.m.  Saturday with the Rev. Don Cordery officiating. VFW Ladies Auxiliary 5303 will conduct services 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

Mary Ann Reischman
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated September 15, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — Mary Ann Reischman, 86, of Monroe Manor, Woodsfield, died Saturday (Sept. 15, 2001), at her home.  She was born June 22, 1915, in Monroe County, daughter of the late Elias Henry and Fannie Pearl (Carpenter) Kuhn.
Mrs. Reischman was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lewisville. 

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Lawrence Reischman; two brothers, Guy and Clyde Kuhn; and a sister, Katherine Darby.
    She leaves four sons, Paul Reischman of Mansfield; Michael Reischman of Edgefield, S. Car.; John Reischman and Pete Reischman of San Antonio, Tex.; four daughters, Thelma Smith of Beallsville; Joyce Truax of Woodsfield; Priscilla Lumbatis of Canal Fulton; and Barbara Carpenter of Woodsfield; 26 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
    Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, where services will be at 1 p.m.  Tuesday with Fr. David Gaydosik officiating.  Burial will be in Calais Cemetery.

John F. Dye
Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, dated October 4, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — John F. Dye, 73, of New Matamoras, died Wednesday (Oct. 3, 2001) at the Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, W.Va.  He was born July 15, 1928, in Monroe County, son of the late Clarence Oliver and Blayne (Athey) Dye.  Mr. Dye retired from the former Conalco Corp. of Hannibal.  He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of Harmony Hill Baptist Church, Brownsville.  He was a life member of VFW Post 5303, Woodsfield, and the Ohio Valley Korean War Association.
    He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Alice (Whitt) Dye, who died in 1990; and a brother, Merlin Dye.
    He leaves his wife, Karen (Lamp) Dye of New Matamoras; two sons, John Dye II of Washington, Pa., and Kent Dye of the home; a step-son, Charles Neill of Lancaster; a daughter, Miriam Wells of Senecaville; a brother, Walter Dye of Canton; a sister, Beryl Lindsay of Columbiana; five grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
    Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 1 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Merve Wegner officiating.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery Mausoleum, Woodsfield, with full military services.

Carl W. Carpenter
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated, October 5,2001
    WOODSFIELD — Carl W. Carpenter, Sr., 82, of Lewisville, formerly of Kent, died Wednesday (Oct. 3, 2001) at Grant Medical Center, Columbus.  He was born Jan. 20, 1919, near Calais, son of the late Walter and Mar (Stephen) Carpenter.
Mr. Carpenter retired from Davey Tree Expert Co. in Kent, where he served as an area manager. He was a member of Lewisville United Methodist Church, Lewisville, American Legion Post 496 and a life member of Disabled American  Veterans.  He was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran, having served during World War II.
    He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence Carpenter and Paul Carpenter; and a sister, Grace Van Meter.
    He leaves his wife, Cleo M. (Christman) Carpenter, whom he married May 30, 1941; a daughter, Darlene Lewis of Stow; three sons, Lyle (Helen) Carpenter of Revenna, Carl W. (Peggy) Carpenter, Jr. of Marietta, and David (Judy) Carpenter of Delaware; two sisters, Mrs. Dale (Viola) McDougal of Summerfield, and Thelma Carpenter of Zanesville; a brother, Frank Willis (Audrey) Carpenter of Zanesville; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Richard Wilson and Roger Francis officiating.  Burial will be in Calais Cemetery, Calais. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Belmont Veterans Council.  Memorial contributions may be made to Lewisville United Methodist Church, 43618 State Route 145, Lewisville, OH 43754.

Harold C. Stegner
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated - October 9, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — Harold C. Stegner, 83, of Woodsfield, died Sunday (Oct. 7, 2001) at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  He was born May 16, 1918, in Columbus, son of the late Charles W. and Clara (Landefeld) Stegner.
Mr. Stegner was retired owner and operator of the former Stegner Tire Shop, Woodsfield.  He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Woodsfield.He was a 48-year member of K of P. Lodge, Woodsfield. 

    He was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Stegner. 

    He leaves his wife, Ethel (Hamilton) Stegner of Woodsfield; a son, David Stegner of Houston, Texas; three daughters, Joan Heyman of Wilbraham, Mass., Janet Stegner, Rialto, Calif., and Jill Smiley of Santa Maria, Calif.; two brothers, Edward Stegner and Ralph Stegner, both of Fairborn; five grandchildren, Jennifer Heyman, Joshua Heyman, Justin Greenberg, Paige Smiley and Chase Smiley.
    Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield.  Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Woodsfield, with the Rev. Donald Rock officiating.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Guernsey Inc., P.O. Box 1165, 9711 East Pike, Cambridge, OH 43725.

Mary C. Hill
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated - October 13, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — Mary C. Hill, 58, of Cambridge, formerly of Woodsfield, died Thursday (Oct. 11, 2001), at Red Carpet Health Care Center, Cambridge.  She was born Jan. 17, 1943, in Monroe County, daughter of Francis (Steed)
Gray of Woodsfield, and the late Dorsie Gray. 

    She was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Gray.
    She leaves two sons, Lewis Hill of Jerusalem and Richard Hill of Woodsfield; three daughters, Donna Darby of Jerusalem, Vonna (Leonard) Pittman of  Beallsville and Kay (Douglas) Cooper of Middlebourne, W.Va.; a sister, Virginia Sheba of Powhatan Point; eight grandchildren, a step-grandchild and a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
    Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, where services will be 11 a.m. Monday with Minister Jeremy Joy officiating.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

Shirley A. Morris
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated October 13, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — Shirley A. Morris, 64, of Woodsfield, died Friday (Oct. 12, 2001) at Barnesville Hospital.
She was born March 9, 1937 in Monroe County, daughter of the late Waldo C. and Helen (Barton) McCaslin.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry A. Morris, in 1994; two brothers, Donald McCaslin and Dean McCaslin; a sister, Arlene Hopkins; two infant brothers; an infant sister.
    She leaves two daughters, Tammy (Jim) O’Brien of Woodsfield and Cheryl Morris of Chillicothe; two sisters, Rosalee Ward of Byesville and Kathleen Ward of Woodsfield; a granddaughter, Brieann Beidenbach; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, where services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

Fern A. Bode
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated - October 15, 2001
WOODSFIELD — Fern A. Bode, 93, of 641 S. Kaderly St., Strasburg, formerly of Sycamore Valley, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 14, 2001) in Hennis Care Center, Dover.  She was born in Monroe County on Feb. 6, 1908, daughter of the late James H. and Clara Mendenhall Craig.  She was a retired elementary school teacher, having taught for 40 years in
various schools in Monroe County. She retired from the former Bethel elementary School at Marr.  She was a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church in Monroe County, where she was a member of Ladies Aide. She attended Strasburg United Methodist Church.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar C. Bode, on June 1, 1979. Also deceased are two brothers, Denzil Craig and Clifford Craig, and three sisters, Bessie Highman, Elsie Foraker and Goldie Curtis.

    She leaves a son, C. Edwin Bode, and his wife, Sheila, of Strasburg; four grandchildren; four great-granddaughters; four sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews.
    Friends may call at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends then will be received at Lebanon United Methodist Church (Monroe County) from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. services Wednesday. Gardner Curtis
will officiate and burial will be in Masterton Cemetery at Lebanon.  Memorial contributions may be made to Lebanon United Methodist Church or Strasburg United Methodist Church.

Alice Ruble
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated - October 18, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — Alice E. Ruble, 98, of Woodsfield, died Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2001) at the Monroe County Care Center.  She was born Aug. 31, 1903, daughter of the late Thomas and Laura (Stine) Winland.  Mrs. Ruble was a member of the West Union Church of Christ.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Ruble, who died in 1980; a son, Harold Ruble; a daughter, Pearl Hodgkiss; two brothers, Alva and Vernon Winland; and two sisters, Stella Stillion and Mary Lash.
    She leaves two sons, Rolland Ruble of Woodsfield, and Delbert Ruble of Sardis; a sister, Verda Beckett of Vero Beach, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
    Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, with services to follow at 1 p.m.  Burial will be in West Union Cemetery, near Sardis.

Martha L. Steen
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated - November 8, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — Martha L. Steen, 77, of Cleveland, formerly of Woodsfield, died Wednesday (Nov. 7, 2001) at Barnesville Hospital.  She was born June 19, 1924, in Cameron, daughter of the late Julius and Lorena (Ady) McConnell.
Mrs. Steen was a homemaker and a member of Broadview Church of Christ of Cleveland.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Steen; a son, Richard Steen; a great-grandson, Steven Pyles; a brother, Arthur McConnell; and a sister, Alda Workman.
    She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Guy (Brenda) Stewart of Woodsfield; two brothers, Fred McConnell of Woodsfield and William McConnell of Columbus; a sister, Lucille Smith of Alliance; three granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren.
    Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 11 a.m. Saturday with Minister Roger Pace officiating.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

Gertrude G. Hooper, nee Steen
Source: The Daily Jeffersonian dated November 14, 2001
WOODSFIELD — Gertrude G. (Steen) Hooper, 92, of Mechanicsburg Community, Antioch, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) in Wellsville.  She was born June 4, 1909, in Woodsfield, daughter of the late Charles and Hattie (Smith) Steen.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Orvill Hooper; her step-mother, Mary Conger Steen; a son, James E. Hooper; a daughter, Lucille Piatt; three brothers, Thurman, Oscar and Hershel Steen; and two sisters, Opal Winland and Annie Kinney.
    She leaves a son, Charles W. Hooper of Sardis; three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Helen) Scivinsky of Rayland, Mrs. Edward (Betty) Nicholson of Wellsburg, W.Va., and Mrs. Lawrence (Pauline) Cline of Wellsville; a sister, Wilma Tallman of Alliance; 22 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
    Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 1 p.m. Friday with Ministers Paul Bailey and Harold Kinney officiating.  Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, Antioch.

Warren E. Eckelberry
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated November 20, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — Warren E. Eckelberry, 81, of Graysville, died Monday (Nov. 29, 2001) at Marietta l Hospital.
He was born Dec. 12, 1919, in Cleveland, Okla., son of the late Martin V. and Jennie (Cline) Eckelberry.  Mr. Eckelberry was employed as a long-distance truck driver. He was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, having served during World War II. He was a member of VFW Post 5303.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie (Hamilton) Eckelberry, in April 2001.
    He leaves two sons, Martin A. (Thu) Eckelberry and Warren E. “Bud” (Tina) Eckelberry, Jr., both of Graysville; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
    Friends may call from 4 to 6 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield.  Burial will be in Jericho Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 215 Marion St., Marietta, OH 45750.

Janis Ruth Fisher
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated-Monday, November 26, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — Janis Ruth Fisher, 89, of Woodsfield, formerly of Washington Court House, died Sunday (Nov. 25, 2001) at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born June 27, 1912, in Fairborn, daughter of the late Harry Blee Haines and Bessie M. (Lansinger) Skinner.  Mrs. Fisher was a member of the Elks Club Women’s Auxiliary in Washington Court House.
    She was preceded in death by a brother, Max Haines.
    She leaves a son, Larry Leo (Linda) Fisher of Woodsfield; two grandchildren, Lora A. Fisher of Orlando, Fla., and Lyle C. Fisher of Cambridge; and a great-granddaughter, Kaytlyn Fisher of St. Clairsville.
    Friends may call from 4 to 6 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dewaine Dennis officiating.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.  Memorial contributions may be made to Strecker Cancer Center, Marietta Memorial Hospital, 401 Matthew St., Marietta, OH 45750.

Hazel Mae Hawks
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated - November 27, 2001
WOODSFIELD — Hazel Mae Hawks, 94, of Woodsfield, died Sunday (Nov. 25, 2001) at the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield.  She was born May 20, 1907, in Chicago, Ill., daughter of the late Chester and Irene (Erickson) Jarvis.
Mrs. Hawks was a member of the Church of Christ of Later Day Saints.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse W. Hawks, who died March 5, 1976.
    She leaves a daughter, Mrs. William (Willa) Carter of Woodsfield; three grandchildren, Linda Zern of Holly Springs, N.C., William Carter II of Germany and Ilaina Carter of Woodsfield; and six great-grandchildren.
    No calling hours or services will be observed.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, is handling the arrangements.

Ada Eileen Piatt
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated - November 30, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — Ada Eileen Piatt, 80, of Woodsfield, died Thursday (Nov. 29, 2001) at Wheeling (W.Va.) Hospital.
She was born June 18, 1921, in Fly, daughter of the late David J. and Abbie Genevra (Eckelberry) States. Mrs. Piatt was a homemaker and a member of Woodsfield United Methodist Church. 
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Denzil Piatt, on Aug. 29, 2001; a sister, Leda Fern States; and a brother, Walter Allen States.
     She leaves a sister, Mrs. Donald (Wanda) Lallathin; three nieces and two nephews.
     Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday  at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dwaine Denis officiating.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to Woodsfield United Methodist Church, 136 N. Main St., Woodsfield, OH 43793, or the American Lung Association of Ohio, 25 North Canfield, Niles Road, Suite 50, Youngstown, OH 44515.

Dorothy L. Howell
Source: Daily Jeffersonian dated-December 8, 2001
    WOODSFIELD – Dorothy L. Howell, 73, of Jerusalem, died Friday (Dec. 7, 2001) at the Monroe County Care Center.
She was born May 16, 1928, daughter of the late Lawrence Gallaher and Lucy Huth Gallaher.  She was a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Woodsfield and the Purgatorial Society. She served as past president of the St. John and Baptist
Catholic Women’s Club and past president of the St. John the Baptist Immaculate Conception Mission Catholic Women’s Club.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence G. (Dutch) Howell in January 2001; a daughter, Ruth Ellen Howell; two brothers, Lawrence and James Gallaher; and a foster brother, Everett Brown.
    She leaves four daughters, Mrs. John (Mary Ann) Yontz of Ozark, Mrs. Rocky (Helen) Carpenter of Barnesville, Mrs. Richard (Jean) Hughes of Jerusalem and Mrs. Larry (Connie) Richter of Sardis; seven grandchildren, Amanda Yontz, Clarence A. Carpenter, Jeffrey Carpenter, Andrew Hughes, Adriene Hughes, Tracy Richter and Garth Richter.
    Friends and family may call 2 to 9 p.m. today at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Thomas Hamm officiating. There will be an 8:30 p.m. vigil service today at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Ozark Catholic Cemetery.

Mary Gladys Moore
Source: Marietta Times, dated Monday, December 17, 2001     
   WOODSFIELD - Mary Gladys Moore, 86, of Woodland Court died Saturday (Dec. 15, 2001) at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born Jan. 7, 1915, in Quebec, Canada, to Alfred E. and Gloria Frazier Pudvan. She was a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church of Woodsfield.  She is survived by one daughter, Gloria Bangs of Brooklyn, Ohio; one son, Carmen Minardi of Florida; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Raymond Moore, who died in 1984; one son, Alfonso Minardi; one daughter, Grace Minardi; and one brother, Clyde Pudvan.
    Mass of Christian burial is at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Woodsfield with Father Thomas Hamm officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield. Vigil services are at 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   
Stanley E. Ault
Source: Marietta Times dated Tuesday, December 18, 2001
    WOODSFIELD - Stanley E. Ault, 79, of 45308 Ohio 78, Woodsfield, died at 10:15 a.m. Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at his home.  He was born May 24, 1922, in Cameron, Ohio, to Stephen and Rachel Ady Ault. He was a retired farmer and a member of Woodsfield Church of Christ at Woodsfield.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lester Ault and Floyd Ault; and two sisters, Vera McConnell and Erma Jones.
    He is survived by his wife, Mary Yost Ault, whom he married Aug. 16, 1940; three daughters, Hattie King and her husband, David, of Laings, Ohio, Jacqueline Ridgeway of Massillon and Annet Ollom Keeton of Adena; one son, Rick S. Ulrich at home; four brothers, Ralph Ault and his wife, Naomi, Clyde Ault and his wife, Martha Lee, Hilbert Ault and his wife, Eleanor, and Chester Ault and his wife, Donna, all of Woodsfield; one sister, Sylvia Jones and her husband, Ralph, of Woodsfield; six grandchildren, Mary Ann Campbell, April Crum, Savannah King, Gerald Ridgeway, Rachel Ridgeway and Elizabeth Keeton; five great-grandchildren, David King, Daniel Campbell, Ashley Campbell, Michael Crum and Walker Crum; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents.
    Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Watters Funeral Home, 37501 Ohio 78 West, Woodsfield. Friends will be received at Woodsfield Church of Christ in Woodsfield from noon until time of services at
1 p.m. Thursday with Sam Bartrug officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield.

Louise Irene Morris, nee Betts
Source: Marietta Times, Saturday, December 22, 2001
    BARNESVILLE - Louise Irene Morris, 84, of 485 North St., formerly of Miltonsburg-Calais Road in Woodsfield, died at 6:55 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 20, 2001) at Barnesville Hospital in Barnesville.  She was born May 17, 1917, near Calais to Frank and Rosa Crawford Betts. She was a homemaker and was a Protestant by faith. 

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Ermie Morris, on March 12, 1994; her parents; six brothers, Elbert, Clarence, George, Vearl, Woodrow and John Betts; one sister, Sara Betts; one daughter-in-law, Myra Morris; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
    She is survived by four sons, Robert Morris and his wife, Dorothy, of Barnesville, Byron Morris of Akron, Kenneth Morris and his wife, Linda, of Johnstown, Ohio, and Rodney Morris and his wife, Linda, of Columbus; two daughters, Sara Lallathin and her husband, David, of Akron, and Betty Crum and her husband, John, of Cardington, Ohio; two sisters, Lela Christman of Barnesville and Mary Eva Christman of Columbus; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Watters Funeral Home, 37501 Ohio 78 West, Woodsfield, with Keith Jones officiating. Burial is in Calais Cemetery in Calais. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Rita M. Singleton
Source: Marietta Times dated Sunday, December 23, 2001 
    WOODSFIELD - Rita M. Singleton, 67, of 306 Fairground Road, Woodsfield, died at 1:24 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 22, 2001) in the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born June 1, 1934, at Woodsfield, to Herbert and Stella Bing Schumacher.  She was a retired certified nursing assistant at the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield and was a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Woodsfield where she also was a member of the Purgatorial Society.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ray Singleton, who died April 8, 1997; one brother, Elmer Schumacher; and a grandson, Christopher Reed.
    Surviving are two daughters, Kathy Singleton of Woodsfield, and Cindy Stephen and her husband, Larry, of Boston, Ohio; two sons, Patrick Singleton and his wife, Sharon, and Matthew Singleton and his wife, Sherrri, all of Woodsfield; one brother, Roger Schumacher of Woodsfield; nine grandchildren, Madeline Singleton, Adam Reed, Kyle Singleton, Tim Woodell, Jeff Woodell, John Schumacher, Tiffany Stephen, Katelyn Stephen and Lance Schumacher; plus several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 Ohio 78 West, Woodsfield, from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, with Father David Gaydosik as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Sylvester Catholic Cemetery, Woodsfield.  Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Sylvester Catholic Church, 330 South Main St., Woodsfield, 43793, or to the St. Sylvester Catholic School, 119 Wayne St., Woodsfield

Charles D. Bott
Source: Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, Ohio dated December 30, 2001
    WOODSFIELD — Charles D. Bott, 85, of Woodsfield, died Thursday (Dec. 27, 2001) at The Gables Care Center, Marysville.  He was born at the family farm near Woodsfield on July 20, 1916, son of the late Charles F. and Georgia (Neuhart) Bott. Mr. Bott was a retired heavy-equipment operator for the Ohio Valley Sand and Gravel Co. and a retired farmer. He was a former Center Township trustee in Monroe County; a member of Woodsfield United Methodist Church; a World War II U.S. Army veteran; member of VFW Post 5303, Woodsfield; a member of the American Legion
Post 87, Woodsfield; member of the 40 & 8 Voiture Local 363, Woodsfield; member of the Knights of Pythian Lodge 338, Woodsfield; and a member of the Monroe County Farm Bureau.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Corene (Gehrig) Bott, on Dec. 14, 1979, and a son, Daniel Bott.
    He leaves a daughter, Karen Bott (Jim Hughes) of Ostrander; a brother, Dr. Hugh L. Bott of Woodsfield; four grandchildren, Tiffany, Felicity, Corrie and Jimmy; and a niece, Helen (John) McGinnis of Laurens, S.C.
    Services will be 2 p.m. today at Watters Funeral Home, State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, with the Rev. Dwaine Denis officiating. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, with full military graveside services by the Belmont Veterans Council.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodsfield Alumni Association c/o Susan Bondy, 111 Brown Ave., Woodsfield, OH 43793.

Grant S. Christman
Source: Marietta Times dated Monday, December 31, 2001 
    WOODSFIELD - Grant S. Christman, 90, of Miltonsburg-Calais Road died Saturday (Dec. 29, 2001) at his home.
He was born March 23, 1911, in Monroe County to Samuel and Maggie Goodballett Christman. He was a retired farmer and a member of Seneca Valley Church of Christ.
    He is survived by one son, Lamont Christman of Columbus; two brothers, Vernon Christman of Ashland and Frank Christman of Woodsfield; one sister, Edna Long of Batesville; two grandsons, Lyndon Christman and his wife, Marianne, of
Galion, Ohio, and Eric Christman and his wife, Brenda, of Dublin; and eight grandchildren, Kyle, Natalee, Grant, Bethany, Clint, Andrea, Sarah and Ira.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Stephen Christman, who died in October 2000; one daughter-in-law, Wanda Christman; two brothers, Everett Christman and Harold Christman; and two sisters, Agnes Lawson and Eva
Brownfield.
    Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Minister Sam Bartrug officiating. Burial is in Calais Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home..

 

Francis O. "Jack" Matson Sr. (Oct. 26, 1918---July 12, 2001)

A funeral service for Francis O. "Jack" Matson Sr., 82, of Newark, will be held at 1p.m. Monday at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Wilson cemetery.

Mr. Matson, who retired from Rockwell international, where he worked as a welder, died July 12, 2001, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville. He was born Oct. 26, 1918, in McConnelsville, to the late Clarence and Ura Ellen (Goldsberry) Matson.

Mr. Matson was a member of Masonic lodge of Tipp City, Ohio Country and Western Music Association, and Country Music Fellowship Organization. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Lorene (Williams) Matson; daughters, Janot Arlene Fitch of Louisa, KY; Lois Jean Derr of Bradford, and Sandra Jo Wright of Newark; sons and daughter-in-law, Francis O. and Betty Matson Jr . of Buckeye Lake, and David C. and Mary Matson of Corpus Christi, Texas; step-children, Donnie Thurman of Clay City, KY, and Wilma Grimm of Mesa Ariz.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son Dale Matson; D Matson; and sister Mary Esselstine.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 179 Granville Street, Newark, with a Masonic service at 5:45 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be e-mailed to matson10condolences@schoedinger.com.

 

Robert John Schoeppner

SOURCE: Marietta Times. . . Marietta, OH . . Dec 2001 .

(Robert John Schoeppner - 1973 Skyvue High School graduate, Graysville, Ohio)

Robert "Bob" John Schoeppner, 46, of 309 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 1, 2001) at Marietta Memorial Hospital as the result of a hunting accident in Noble County.  He was born Aug. 27, 1955, in Marietta to John J. and Ethel Schott Schoeppner. He was employed as an engineer team leader No. 1 at American Electric Power, Muskingum River Plant, where he worked for 22 years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, was an avid NASCAR and Bill Elliott fan, and was a Bantam League baseball coach for 10 years. He grew up in the Catholic faith and joined Christ United Methodist Church in 1982. He was a member of Sons of American Legion Post 64.

He is survived by his wife, Twila Schoeppner, whom he married Oct. 3, 1981, in Marietta; one daughter, Jaime Raffinengo and her husband, Leo, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sons, Erik John Schoeppner and Robbie Ryan Schoeppner, both of Marietta; his parents; one grandson, Christian Raffinengo of St. Petersburg; four sisters, Sandy Walker and her husband, Dave, of Gallipolis, Linda Marshall and her husband, Chuck, of Marietta, Mary Kunz and her husband, Thomas, of Marietta and Barbara Binegar and her husband, Tom, of Marietta; one goddaughter, Jodi Marshall Boyd and her husband, Chris, of Columbus; one godson, Kevin
Walker; two nieces, Sara Walker and Tracy Binegar; four nephews, Rob Marshall, Josh Kunz, Jonah Kunz and Tim Binegar; his mother-in-law, Ida Mae MaeCarney of Williamstown; two sisters-in-law, Brenda Goss and her husband, Bobby, of Rock Hill, S.C., and Margie Barnett and her husband, Eddie, of Rock Hill; two brothers-in-law, Wallace Carney of Conover, N.C., and David Carney and his wife, Bertie, of Raleigh, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Christa Hebert, who died Feb. 7, 1994; and his father-in-law, Weeden Carney, who died Oct. 1, 1994.

Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hadley Funeral Home, Reno Chapel. Burial is in East Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Schoeppner Family Trust in care of Peoples Bank, 138 Putnam St., Marietta, Ohio 45750.

Dorothy Louise Gallaher

Source: Marietta Times . . Marietta, OH . . Dec 2001

Dorothy Louise Gallaher was born on 16 May 1928 in Monroe Co., Ohio. She died on 07 Dec 2001 in Woodsfield, Monroe, Ohio.

JERUSALEM - Dorothy L. Howell, 73, of Moore Ridge Road died Friday (Dec. 7, 2001) at the Monroe County Care Center. She was born May 16, 1928, in Monroe County to Lawrence and Lucy Huth Gallaher. She was a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church at Woodsfield, the Purgatorial Society, past president of St. John the Baptist Catholic Women's Club and past president of St. John the Baptist Immaculate Conception Mission Catholic Women's Club.

She is survived by four daughters, Mary Ann Yontz and her husband, John, of Ozark, Ohio, Helen Carpenter and her husband, Rocky, of Barnesville, Jean Hughes and her husband, Richard, of Jerusalem and Connie Richter and her husband, Larry, of Sardis; and seven grandchildren, Amanda Yontz, Clarence A. Carpenter, Jeffrey Carpenter, Andrew Hughes, Adriene Hughes, Tracy Richter and Garth Richter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence G. "Dutch" Howell, who died in January 2001; one daughter, Ruth Ellen Howell; two brothers, Lawrence and James Gallaher; and one foster brother, Everett Brown.

Mass of Christian burial is at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church at Woodsfield with Father Thomas Hamm officiating. Burial is in Ozark Catholic Cemetery. Vigil services are at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield

 

Wesley Weber Schaub Jr.

October 11, 2001, The Canton Repository, Canton, Ohio 

Wesley Weber Schaub Jr., age 81, of Canton, died Wednesday morning in his home [submitter's note: October 10, 2001]. He was co-owner and past president of the WW Schaub Electric Company. He was a member of the Canton Baptist Temple, IBEW Local 540, Canton, the National Electrical Contractors Association, the North Canton Eagles. A. U.S. Navy veteran who served in the European Theater, he was a charter member of the Jackson Twp. Fire Department. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Clara (Buchanan) Schaub of the home; four sons and daughters-in-law, Wes and Mary, Robert and Peggy, Vernon and Brenda Schaub, all of North Canton, David and Bonnie Schaub of Canal Fulton; 14 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Marie Paulas. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2001, in the Karlo-Feucht Funeral Home, 5000 Everhard Rd. NW, with Rev. Harold Henniger officiating. Burial in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Friends may call Friday 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Canton Baptist Temple, 515 Whipple Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44708.

 

ESTELENE W. DANFORD
CALDWELL - Estelene W. Danford, 89, of Caldwell, died Saturday (Sept. 15, 2001) at Summitt Acres Nursing Home.

She was born March 23, 1912, in Noble County, daughter of Kennen and Alma (Montgomery) Harding.  Mrs. Danford was retired from the Noble County Journal Leader, a member of Caldwell United Methodist Church and a member of Rebekah Lodge in Caldwell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Danford, who passed away January 1966; two brothers, Tom and Warren Harding and one sister, Helen Showalter.

She leaves one son, Leonard (Maxine) Danford of Caldwell; a daughter, Genelda Young of Caldwell; three sisters, Hazel McVicker of Canton, Wanda Roe of Crestline, Romaine Forbes of Senecaville; two brothers, Victor Harding of Salesville and Phillip Harding of Fulda; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great- grandson and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Murphy-McCurdy Funeral Home in Caldwell where services are at 1 p.m. Monday.  Burial will be in Olive Cemetery in Caldwell with the Rev. Gary Fitzgerald officiating.  http://www.daily-jeff.com/obits.html

Kilburn, Harold R. Kilburn
SOURCE: Daily Jeffersonian. Cambridge, OH, dated Nov 2001
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
          WOODSFIELD — Harold R. Kilburn, 74, of Lewisville, died Thursday (Nov. 22, 2001) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
He was born Feb. 17, 1927, in Cambridge, son of the late Freeman and Grace (Todd) Kilburn.
          Mr. Kilburn owned and operated Lewisville Hardware for 17 years and retired to fish and farm in 1984.
He attended Lewisville High School and was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Lewisville.
          He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served from 1945 to 1947 in World War II. He received the Army Occupation Medal for serving in Japan, the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal.
          He leaves his wife, Judy (Ball) Kilburn of Lewisville, whom he married March 26, 1954; a daughter, Mrs. Denson (Sherry Lynn) Wright of Ellenton, Fla.; a son, Bryan (Christine) Kilburn of Lewisville; three brothers, Ralph (Birdie) Kilburn of Arizona, Donald (Judy) Kilburn and Dale (Dorothy) Kilburn, both of Lewisville; three grandchildren, Mrs. Keith (Kristy Wright) Gilbert of Springfield, Ga., and Kara and Chad Kilburn of Lewisville; and several nieces and nephews.
          Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 11 a.m. Saturday with the Revs. Jack Bruce and William Worcester officiating.
Burial will be in Middle Church Cemetery, Lewisville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Strecker Cancer Center, Marietta Memorial Hospital, 401 Matthew St., Marietta, OH 45750.

Walters, Sr, Richard Floyd Walters
SOURCE: The Daily Jeffersonian. Cambridge, OH    Dec 2001
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
            Richard Floyd Walters, Sr., 74, of Cambridge, died Saturday (Dec. 22, 2001) at The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
He was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Sycamore Valley, Monroe County, son of the late Floyd and Odessa (Moberly) Walters.
            Mr. Walters retired from NCR. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II and the Korean War.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 66, Scottish Rite of Cambridge, York Rite, Alladin Temple Shrine, Kambri Shrine and First United Methodist Church.
            He was 50-year member of American Legion Post 84 and a lifetime member of the VFW.
            He was a volunteer at Meadowbrook High School and served as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 546 of Byesville.
            He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry and Elmer Walters; his first wife, Marjorie Todd Walters; and his second wife, Hazel Walters.
            He leaves his wife, Delores Heldman Walters of Cambridge, whom he married July 7, 1996; a daughter, Mrs. Mike (Carolyn) Stewart of Lancaster; a son, Rick (Kathy) Walters II of Cambridge; grandchildren, Elissa and Bradley Walters and Kimberly Stewart; four stepchildren, Mrs. Bill (Lynnda) Gress, Randy (Kari) Heldman, George Heldman, Richard (Susan) Heldman; several step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wanda Foraker of Quaker City and Ruby Stallings of Marietta; and several nieces and nephews.
            Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Scott Funeral Home, Cambridge, where services will be 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Dr. Terry Litton will officiate. The Rev. Allen Rose will assist. Masonic Lodge 66 will have services 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Northwood Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Guernsey County Veterans Council.


Singleton,  Rita M. Singleton nee Schumacher
SOURCE: Daily Jeffersonian  Cambridge, OH    Dec 2001
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
          WOODSFIELD — Rita M. Singleton, 67, of Woodsfield, died Saturday (Dec. 22, 2001) at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born June 1, 1934, in Woodsfield, daughter of the late Herbert and Stella (Bing) Schumacher.
          Mrs. Singleton retired from the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, where she served as a certified nursing assistant.
          She was a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, where she was also a member of the Purgatorial Society.
          She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Singleton, who died April 8, 1997; a brother, Elmer Schumacher; and a grandson, Christopher Reed.
          She leaves two daughters, Kathy Singleton of Woodsfield and Mrs. Larry (Cindy) Stephen of Boston; two sons, Patrick (Sharon) Singleton and Matthew (Sherri) Singleton, both of Woodsfield; a brother, Roger Schumacher of Woodsfield; nine grandchildren, Madeline Singleton, Adam Reed, Kyle Singleton, Tim Woodell, Jeff Woodell, John Schumacher, Tiffany Stephen, Katelyn Stephen and Lance Schumacher; and several nieces and nephews.
          Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield. A vigil service will be 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
          Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, with the Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik serving as celebrant.
          Burial will be in St. Sylvester Catholic Cemetery.
          Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sylvester Catholic Church, 330 South Main St., Woodsfield, OH 43793, or St. Sylvester Catholic School, 119 Wayne St., Woodsfield, OH 43793


Morris,  William L. Morris
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
          William L. Morris, 79 East Canton, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001 at Manor Care, Belden Village, following an extended illness. He was born in Shadyside and has resided in the Canton area most of his life.
          He worked as a powerhouse engineer for Pioneer Foods for 28 years and then was employed by Ford Motor Company in Indianapolis, Ind for 11 years, retiring in 1988. He served with the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War ll and was an active member of the Canton Baptist Temple and Ambassador Sunday School Class. Mr. Morris was also a member of the Stark County Gem and Mineral Club, Sugarcreek Valley Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Ohio, National Rifle Association, and U.S. Veterans, Canton Hall of Fame Chapter.
          He was preceded in death by his parents, Sanford and Kathleen Morris; brothers, James and Robert Morris.
          He is survived  by his wife Wilma M. Morris to whom he was married for 57 years; his sons and daughters in law, Larry L. and Nancy Morris and Gregory R. and Jeanette Morris both of East Canton; daughter and son in law, Janet C. and Gerald Newell of Louisville; grandsons, Aaron P. Morris, Brandon W. Morris, David L. Newell and Robert D. Newell; sisters, Martha Skaggs of Logan, Betty Sturgill of St. Clairsville and Janalene Kindelberger of Navarre; sister in law, Patricia Morris of Canton and numerous nieces and nephews.
          Funeral services will be conducted today at 8 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home, Canton, with Dr. Harold Henniger officiating. Graveside services will be Friday at 11.a.m. at Powhatan Cemetery, Powhatan Point. Calling hours are tonight from 6.p.m. until time of services.

 

George L. Speakman

Source:  The Canton Repository, Canton, Ohio, Monday, July 30, 2001, page B-5

          George L. Speakman, age 82, of Paris, OH, passed away Saturday July 28, 2001, in his home following an extended illness.  He was born June 26, 1919 in Paris to the late Aaron and Edna (Crowl) Speakman.  George was a retired carpenter, a member of the Israel Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Men of Missions, Lutheran Bowling League, and a past president of the Paris Lions Club. 

          He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eva (Mercer); two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Gilbert Ray of Loganville, GA, Kay and Bernard Morrison, Jr. of Minerva; six sisters, Ruth Buchanan of Minerva, Jeanette Knam of Maximo, Mary Welker, Martha Davis and Ann  Miller, all of Waynesburg, Betty Speakman of Paris; two brothers, James Speakman of Minerva, and Harold Speakman of Paris; three grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.  Interment Liberty Cemetery.

 

Gary L. Merrin

Source: The Canton Repository, Canton, Ohio, July 25, 2001, page B5

          Garry L. Merrin, age 58, formerly from the Canton - Amsterdam, OH area, residing in Benton, AK., passed away Saturday, July 21, 2001, in the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock, AK. Garry had been a patient there the past seven months. He was born April 19, 1943, to Albert Merrin and Clarice (Dallison) Merrin. Garry was a 1961 graduate of Canton Lincoln High School. He was a charter member of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Canton, OH. Garry was a decorated Veteran of the Vietnam War.

          Preceding him in death was his father, Albert Merrin of Canton in 1992; ex-wife, Nancy of Arkansas in 2000. Surviving are his mother, Clarice (Dallison) Merrin of Canton; daughter, Beverly (Fritz) Haberham; and granddaughter, Echo of Wisconsin; brothers,

Ron (Marge) Merrin of Bolivar, OH., Paul (Kathy) Merrin of East Canton; nephews, Russ Merrin of Radnor, OH., Zach Merrin of E. Canton; nieces, Sonia Merrin Robbins of Canton, Emily Merrin of E. Canton, Rhonda (Merrin) Winebarger of Mt. Gilead, OH; special friends Edd and Sue Todd of Benton, AK., aunts, uncles and cousins from the Canton and Amsterdam, OH areas. The Watson Funeral Home of Little Rock, Arkansas will be handling arrangements. Interment will be in the National Cemetery in Little Rock.

          Grave side Military Services will be Thursday, July 26, 2001, at 11 a.m.

 

Homer Rex Leach

Source: The Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; 13 Feb. 2001

SUMMERFIELD----Homer Rex Leach, 72, of Quaker City, died Monday (Feb. 12, 2001) at Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell.

          He was born Jan. 17, 1929, near Quaker City, son of the late Arch and Hazel (Powell) Leach.

          Mr. Leach retired from W.J. Plumby Inc., Somerton, where he served as a mechanic. He was a Protestant by faith and was a U.S. Army veteran.

          He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley (Wise) Leach, who died April 4, 1998; a brother Gervis Leach; an infant daughter; and a grandson, Donnie Howiler.

          He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Gary (Penny) Reed of Caldwell, Mrs. Rich (Betty Ann) Howiler of Temperanceville and Mrs. Bill (Patty) Masciarelli of Summerfield; two sons, Mike Leach of Old Washington and Jeff Leach of Temperanceville; two sisters, Barbara Floyd of Zanesville and Mrs. Jerry (Florence Carol) Davis of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a brother Arch Neal (Ruth) Leach of Quaker City; an aunt, Beulah Goodin of Cambridge; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

          Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Wednesday at Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, where services will be 2 P.M. Thursday with the Rev. Bill Pickenpaugh officiating.

          Burial will be in Calais Cemetery.

 

Sylvia Leona Leach nee Carpenter

Source: The Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; 17 July 2001

QUAKER CITY----Sylvia Leona Foraker, 89. of Quaker City, died Monday (July 16, 2001) at The Beckett House, New Concord.

          She was born June 23, 1912, in Summerfield, daughter of the late Clifford and Julia Ann (Wise) Carpenter.

          Mrs. Foraker was a former employee of Barnesville Manufacturing, where she served as an inspector.

          She was a member of Central Christian Church, Quaker City, and a former member of Quaker City Rebekah Lodge.

          She was preceded in death by her first husband, William B. Leach, in 1943; her second husband, Elmo C. Yaw, in 1976; her third husband, Vernon E. Foraker, in 1997; a son, William A. Leach; and a daughter, Leona "Jackie" Yansoik.

She leaves two sons, Robert B. (Lequiat) Leach of Dell City, Okla., and James E. (Rachel) Leach of Cambridge; a daughter, Leola "Dick" Giesy of Quaker City; a step-son, Robert Yaw of Leon, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

          Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Wednesday at Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Quaker City, where services will be 11 A.M. Thursday with the Rev. Oscar Brown officiating.

          Burial will be in Friends Cemetery.

 

Lloyd Harold Weber

          Lloyd Harold Weber, 84, 904 Park Ave., New Matamoras, died March 20, 2001, at home, in Washington County.  He was born Dec. 20, 1916 in Lewisville, a son of the late John H. Weber and Jennie Wheeler Weber.

          He was a member of Harmony Hill Baptist Church, was a rigger for Babcox-Wilcox Boiler Factory, Barberton, where he worked 33 years; was a member of Matamoras Senior Citizens and All Faith Choir.

          Surviving are his wife, Opal Cline Weber, New Matamoras, whom he married Sept.___, 1948; two sons, Harold Dean Weber and his wife, Sally, Doylestown, Gary Richard Weber and his wife Roberta, Norton; a daughter Mrs. Steven (Diana Kay) Starr, Doylestown; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Roy Weber, Phoenix, AZ; Dennis Weber, Lewisville, Francis Weber, Vienna, WV; five sisters, Melba Tuel, Talmadge, Delores Strickling, Washington Court House, Vera Van Metre, Kent, Eleanor Forcas, Canton, Eileen Cline, Lewisville.

          In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandchild, Garrett Todd Starr; two brothers, Eugene and Wilbur Weber; a sister Thelma Anderson.

          Friends were received March 22 at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras, where services were held March 23, with Rev. Marvin Wagner and Rev. Ron Weber officiating.  Burial in Presbyterian Cemetery, Brownsville.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marietta, 900 Third St., Marietta, OH 45750.

 

Robert Bryan Leach

Source: The Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK) - November 8, 2001

LEACH Robert Bryan, 64, of Del City, passed away Nov. 5, 2001. He was born July 26, 1937, to Mr & Mrs. William Leach, in Guernsey County, Ohio. He came to Oklahoma in the early 1960's at Tinker A.F.B., also having lived in Tennessee, Arkansas, & England.  Robert was a member of the American Legion Post 170, V.F.W., Elks Club, & enjoyed horse racing, football, baseball, & fishing. Bob had a great love for American Legion baseball & had worked with Post 170 in MWC for over 20 years. He was so proud of their trip to the World Series this year in Washington. Though his health was failing, he would travel out to watch them play. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy LaQuieta Leach of Del City; sons, John Daniel Leach of Piedmont & Robert Henry Witt of Okla. City; daughters, Robin Sue Leach of Midwest City & Tammy Jowers of Guthrie; grandchildren, Heather, Teri Jo, Chris, Corey, Robbie, Brittany, Rory, & Nate, all of the metro area; & great granddaughter Jarica; brother, Jim Leach & sister, Leola Giesey, both of Guernsey County, Ohio. He was preceded in death by brother, Bill, sister, Leona, mother, Sylvia, & 1st wife, Carmen. Services will be held 10:00 am, Friday, November 9, 2001, at the Bill Eisenhour Northeast Chapel with interment at Arlington Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Legion Post 170 Baseball Program. Bill Eisenhour Northeast 8805 N.E. 23769-3362

 

Miller, Della V. Miller nee Henthorn
Source—Newsclipping

WOODSFIELD-- Della V. Miller, 91, of Clarington, died Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at her home. She was born October 30, 1909 in Monroe County, daughter of the late Samson and Elizabeth (Conner) Henthorn. Mrs. Miller was a member
of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clovis L. Miller; two sisters, Evelyn Eikleberry and Hazel Saffle; two brothers, Ralph Henthorn and Victor Henthorn.

She leaves two daughters, Mary E. Lyman of Clarington and Mrs. Raymond (Wanda K.) Griffith of Warsaw; five sons, Harold (Helga) Miller of Delaware, David L. Miller of San Diego, California, John E. (Shirley) Miller and Donnie L. (Carol) Miller, both of Clarington, and Wayne K. (Glenda) Miller of Hebron; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Elsie Mae) Jones of Woodsfield; a brother, Lloyd ( Grace) Henthorn of Sardis; 27 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 2 p.m. Saturday with Minister Warren Kenny officiating. Burial will be in West Union Cemetery, Sardis.

 

McEndree, Mary C. McEndree
Source--Barnesville Enterprise     Barnesville, Ohio

McEndree, Mary C., 87, died April 5, 2001. She was born in Barnesville and was a resident of Doylestown, Ohio since 1949. She was a member of Doylestown United Methodist Church, auxiliary member of Orville Moose Lodge and member of Doylestown American Legion.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil L. McEndree; sisters, Pearl, Florence and Helen.

She is survived by sons; Marvin "Mic" (Barb) McEndree of Marshallville; Melvin (Marilyn) McEndree of Doylestown; Vernon (Nellie) McEndree of Golden, Colorado; Roger (Marge) McEndree of Doylestown; Frank (Kathy) McEndree of Doylestown; Bryan McEndree of Doylestown; Cecil G. (Marlene) McEndree of Doylestown; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sisters, Edith Basford, Gladys Danford and Doris Warrick, all of Barnesville.

Services were held Monday, April 9, 2001 at Zak-Mooberren Funeral Home in Doylestown with Dr. David Tennant officiating. Burial followed in Chestnut Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions made to Doylestown United Methodist Church, 153 Church Street, Doylestown, Ohio 44230.

 

Betts, Linda Jean Betts nee Curtis
Source—Newsclipping

Betts, Linda Jean, 55, of 36163 Mann Road, Jerusalem, Ohio, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at her residence. She was born, August 31, 1945 in Wheeling, W.Va., a daughter of the late Howard and Merle (Burkhimer) Curtis.  She was a member of the Somerton United Methodist Church, the Farm Bureau and was a 4-H advisor.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Betts; a son Dale Betts and his wife Lynn of Somerton; a daughter, Dorinda Betts of Jerusalem; a sister, Brenda Hoskinson of Bellaire; three grandchildren, Jamie and Casey Betts of Somerton and Cooper Morris of Jerusalem.

Friends were received Thursday, March 22 at The Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 North Chestnut St., Barnesville, where services were held on Friday, March 23, at 11 p.m. with Dr. Thomas Schrader officiating. Burial followed in Calais Cemetery, Calais, Ohio.

 

Henthorn, Kermit I. Henthorn
Source—Newsclipping

Henthorn, Kermit I., 52, Spring St., Woodsfield, died April 3, 2001, in Wheeling Hospital. He was born in Monroe County, March 9, 1949, a son of Margaret Craig Henthorn and the late Carl Henthorn.  He was the owner and operator of Henthorn Lanes, Woodsfield, a member of the Eagles Lodge and a social member of the VFW.

Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Janet Bell Henthorn; three daughters, Mrs. David (Heather) Saffell, Woodsfield, Mrs. Barry (Stacey) West, Jerusalem; Trish Henthorn of the home; three brothers, Wayne Henthorn and Vernon Henthorn, both of Woodsfield; Jim Henthorn, Lewisville; two sisters, Florence (Jean) Dawson, New Martinsville and Sherry Wilson, Miltonsburg; two grandsons, Justin and Chase Saffell.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a brother, Lonnie Henthorn in 1990.

Friends were received April 6 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services were held April 7, with Minister Keith Jones officiating.  Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

 

Weber, Lloyd Harold Weber
Source—Newsclipping

Weber, Lloyd Harold, 84, 904 Park Avenue, New Matamoras, died March 26, 2001 at home in Washington County. He was born December 20, 1916 in Lewisville, a son of the late John H. Weber and Jennie Wheeler Weber.  He was a member of Harmony Hill Baptist Church, was a rigger for Babcox-Wilcox Boiler Factory, Barberton, where he worked for 33 years, was a member of Matamoras Senior Citizens and All Faith Choir.

Surviving are his wife, Opal Cline Weber, New Matamoras, whom he married September 1, 1948, two sons; Harold Dean Weber and his wife Sally, Doylestown; Gary Richard Weber and his wife Roberta , Norton; a daughter, Mrs. Steven (Diana Kay) Starr, Doylestown; 11 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; three brothers, Roy Weber, Phoenix, Arizona; Dennis Weber,
Lewisville; Francis Weber, Vienna, W. Va.; five sisters, Melba Tuel, Talmadge; Delores Strickling, Washington Court House; Vera Van Metre, Kent; Eleanor Farcas, Canton; Eileen Cline, Lewisville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandchild, Garrett Todd Starr; two brothers, Eugene and Wilbur Weber; a sister Thelma Anderson.

Friends were received March 22 at Halley Funeral Home, New Matamoras, where services were held March 23, with Rev. Marvin Wagner and Rev. Ron Weber officiating. Burial in Presbyterian Cemetery, Brownsville.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marietta, 900 Third St., Marietta, Ohio 45750

 

Morris, Vera V. Morris nee Bowery
Source—Newsclipping

Morris, Vera V., 96, formerly of Sardis, died April 9, 2001, in the Altercare Health Center, Canton. She was born August 2, 1904, in Proctor, W.Va., a daughter of the late George and Florence Hall Bowery.  She was a member of the Sardis United Methodist Church, where she was a life member of The Women's Society and former president of The Community Club of Sardis. She was an avid crocheter and seamstress.

Surviving are three daughters; Mrs. George (Nancy) Rohrer, Hermosa Beach, Ca.; Mrs. William (Dorothy) Schweizer, Wheeling; Mrs. John (Mary) Adams, Canton; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Morris; a son, Charles Morris; two sisters, Grace Taylor and Ruth Romick, and a brother, George Bowery.

Friends will be received April 11, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Rush Funeral Home, Sardis. Services will be held April 12 a.m. at the Sardis Cemetery, with Rev. Richard Wilson and Rev. Kenneth Baillis officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Sardis United Methodist Church, Sardis, Ohio.

 

Trinity G. Henthorn
Source: Monroe County Beacon
     Trinity Grace Henthorn, infant daughter of Earl and Beth Bland Henthorn, Hannibal, was stillborn Nov 16, 2001, at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta.
     In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Danielle Scarlet; her maternal grandmother, Sharon Bland, Paden City, WV; paternal grandparents, Earl and Arlene Henthorn, Hannibal; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
     She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Wm."Doug" Bland.
     Private graveside services and interment will be held at the family's convenience at Paden Memorial Gardens, Paden City.

 

Caroline Emma Carroll nee Schindewolf

Source:   Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - September 6, 2001 - D7 DEATH NOTICE

             Caroline Emma Carroll, born Nov. 3, 1920, went home to be with her Lord on Sept. 5, 2001. Caroline lived her life with quiet dignity and dedicated herself to the happiness and well-being of her family. She was a member of the Akron Baptist Temple for over 50 years.

             Caroline is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Clarence; children, Judy (Bob) Smith and David (Beth) Carroll; grandchildren, Becky (Joe) Nicholas, Matt Smith, Karen and Jeff Carroll; great-grandchildren, Abby and Andrew Nicholas; and sister, Dorothy Quier.

             Our love for Caroline and the memory of how she lived her life will live with us forever.

             Funeral service Saturday, 11 a.m. at the Akron Baptist Temple, 2324 Manchester Rd., with Dr. Charles F. Billington officiating.  Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park.  Friends may call at the Eckard-Baldwin Funeral Home, 760 E. Maket St., Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  (Eckard-Baldwin Funeral Home & Chapel, 330-535-7141.)

 

Allen, Elizabeth Ann Miller (nee--Tanner)
Source--Daily Jeffersonian    Cambridge, Ohio
Published--June 2001
    WOODSFIELD - Elizabeth Ann Allen, 88, of Woodsfield, formerly of Perryville, Mo., died Wednesday, June 13, 2001  at Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville.
    She was born August 24, 1912, in Cleveland, daughter of the late Edward W. and Anna Richards (Butler) Tanner.
   Mrs. Allen was a former employee of Aultman Hospital, Canton, where she served in the housekeeping department.
   She was a Catholic by faith.
   She was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald Miller; her second husband, William Allen; three sisters; and a brother.
   She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Patricia) Shaw of Woodsfield, and Mrs. Les (Mary Louise) Heinrich of Canton; a step-daughter,  Mrs. Harold (Patricia) Heaps of Perryville, Mo.; nine grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren.
   Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Miller Family Funeral Home, Perryville, Mo.
   Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent Catholic Church, Perryville, Mo., with the Rev. Fr. Kevin Fausz C.M. serving as celebrant.
   Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery, Perryville, Mo.
   Memorial contributions may be made to "Warm the Children," c/o Pandora Neuhart, 40189 Gun Club Road, Woodsfield, Oh. 43793.

Binegar, Eva Jean (nee--Holpp)
Source--Daily Jeffersonian    Cambridge, Ohio
Published--June  2001
           WOODSFIELD - Eva Jean Binegar, 68, of Antioch, died Wednesday June 27, 2001  at her home.  She was born November  27, 1932, in Belmont, W.Va., daughter of the late Fred R. and Esta (Davis) Holpp.
           Mrs. Binegar was a member of Unity Baptist Church, and a charter member of Antioch Fire Department, where she belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary.
           She was a member of Midway Senior Citizens Group.
           She leaves her husband, Merle O. Binegar of Antioch; three sons,
Brian Allen (Sue) Binegar and Bruce Lee (Kimberly) Binegar, both of Sardis, and Fred Otto (Jacie) Binegar of Antioch; three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Lora Jean) Powell of Malaga, Mrs. Mitchell (Pamela Kay) Winland of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Mrs. Joe (Nila Louise) Heintzman of Sistersville, W.Va.; a brother, Gary Holpp of Tennessee; a sister, Betty Howell of St. Mary's, W.Va.; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
           Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 11 a.m. Friday with Pastor Danny Chandler officiating.
           Burial will be in Unity Cemetery, near Antioch.

Carpenter, Alma M. (nee--Baker)
Source--Daily Jefferson     Cambridge, Ohio
Published--October  2001
      WOODSFIELD - Alma M. Carpenter, 70, of Sardis (Antioch Community) died Friday, October 26, 20010 at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, W.Va.
      She was born September 14, 1931, in Antioch, daughter of the late Homer and Ethel Afdena (Clark) Baker.
      Mrs. Carpenter was a homemaker and a Protestant by faith.
      She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Antioch and Antioch Community Fire Department.
      She was preceded in death by a son, Mark Carpenter; an infant sister, Rose Mary Baker; a half-sister, Delcie McKain; two half-brothers, Vincent Earl Baker and Olas Roy Baker.She leaves her husband, Paul E. Carpenter, whom she married Oct. 6, 1951; a daughter, Mrs. Albert (Sharon) Leasure of Sardis; two sons, Bruce G. (Brenda) Carpenter of Barnesville, and Gregory P. Carpenter of Winchester, Va.; a brother, Jame A. (Carol) Baker of Antioch; a half-brother, William H. (Pauline) Baker of Canton; five grandchildren, Sabrina Marie Carpenter, Aaron Casey Carpenter, Keith Austin Carpenter, Bruce Carpenter Jr. and Nathan Lee Carpenter; her mother-in-law, Leona Skaggs of Woodsfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday with Don Thompson officiating.
      Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, Antioch.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes will be available at the home.

Castelli, Sebastian J. "Tony"
Source--Marietta Times   Marietta, Ohio
Published--June 2001
          WOODSFIELD -- Sebastian J. "Tony" Castelli, 80, of 417 Eastern Ave., died at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2001  at his home.
          He was born November  12, 1920, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Cerino and Rosaria Terranova Castelli. He was a former self-employed entrepreneur in various ventures, a former distributor for Xypex Waterproofing Compound in Arizona and Ohio and was a retired insurance agent. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church at Woodsfield and Knights of Columbus at Barnesville. Upon his retirement, he was a therapeutic foster parent and an avid gardener.
          He is survived by his wife, Dorothy "Dottie" Hambrick Castelli, whom he married Oct. 10, 1990; three sons, Sebastian Joseph Castelli Jr. at home, Anthony Castelli of Pine, Colo., and Richard Castelli of Cary, S.C.; two daughters, Charlotte Del Fiacco of Illinois and Patricia Georgiev of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; one stepdaughter, Christine Sanborn of Jerusalem; one
stepson, Benjamin Sanborn of Lakewood; three sisters, Rose Gollen of Renton, Wash., Lucy White of Phoenix, Ariz., and Ann Rogers of Lakewood; two brothers, Albert Castelli and Frank Castelli, both of Middleburg Heights; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
          He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Roland Castelli and James Castelli.
      Mass of Christian burial is at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Woodsfield with the Rev. David Gaydosik as the celebrant.  Burial is in St. Sylvester Catholic Cemetery in Woodsfield with full military graveside services conducted by Belmont Veterans Council. Vigil services are at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield.

Clift, Anna Mae (nee--Reischman)
Source--Times Leader    Martins Ferry, Ohio
Published--December 4, 2001

Clift, Anna Mae, 71, 225 S. Broadway, Barnesville, died Monday at OVMC.  She was born April 11, 1930 in Monroe County, daughter of the late John Michael and Clara (Miller) Reischman. Campbell Plumly Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville was in charge.

Cline, Zelda (nee--Durbin)
Source--Marietta Times    Marietta, Ohio
Published--August 2001
          LORAIN -- Zelda Cline, 89, of Lorain died Sunday, August 19, 2001 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain after a lengthy illness.
          She was born October 11, 1911, in Monroe County to Evan and Gracie Durbin. She moved to Lorain from Monroe County in 1941, and to Vermilion in 1946.
          She was a member of Brownhelm Congregational Church in Brownhelm. She worked during World War II at Thew-Shovel in Lorain and South Shore Packing Co. in Vermilion. Her hobbies included gardening, canning and cooking.
          She is survived by two daughters, Kathern Beursken and Marjorie Gassnig, both of Vermilion; three sons, Lewis Melvin Cline of Chula Vista, Calif., Cecil Charles Cline of Williams, Ore., and Clayton Eldred Cline of Vermilion; 16 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
         She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence F. Cline, on Feb. 15, 1996; three sisters, Mary Scott, Flossie Scott and Mabel Widener; and four brothers, Charlie, Arland, Orlando "Jake," and James Durbin.
         Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South St., Vermilion, with the Rev. Stephanie Bikel, pastor of Brownhelm Congregational United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial is in Rugby Cemetery in Brownhelm Township. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
         Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Hospice, 5255 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035-9811.

Covert, Dorothy E. (nee--Armstrong)
Source--Daily Jeffersonian     Cambridge, Ohio
Published--September  2001
    WOODSFIELD - Dorothy E. Covert, 81, of Antioch, died Thursday, September 27, 2001  at Barnesville Hospital. She was born July 30, 1920, in Holmes County, daughter of the late Elmer and Lola (Bogner) Armstrong.
    Mrs. Covert was a Protestant by faith.
    She was preceded in death by a son; three sisters; and a great-great-grandson.
    She leaves her husband, Kenneth "Bud" Covert of Antioch; three sons, Gene Vernon of Washington Court House, Glen Vernon of Atlanta, and Raymond Vernon of Atlanta; a nephew, Lloyd Smetzer of Wooster; a niece, Linda Wolbaugh of Apple Creek; several nieces and nephews; 11 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.
   Services will be 2 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield.
Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, Antioch

Cox, Rosemary (nee--McBride)
Source--Marietta Times     Marietta, Ohio
Published--September 2001
    WOODSFIELD -- Rosemary Cox, 74, of 11 Andover Circle died at 2:52 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2001  at Barnesville Hospital in Barnesville.
    She was born Dec. 24, 1926, in Salem, W.Va., to Matthew and Gail McQuin McBride. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Woodsfield Church of Christ at Woodsfield.
    She is survived by her husband, Emerson E. Cox, whom she married July 12, 1947; three daughters, Joan Thompson and her husband, Don, of Mocksville, N.C., Sandy Shepherd and her husband, Charles A., of Hazen, N.D., and Debbie Lodge and her husband, Bruce, of Woodsfield; one son, Mike Cox of Woodsfield; four sisters, Betty Roby and Carolyn Ney, both of Canton, Patty Hickenbottom of Somerton and Becky Kirchbaum of Mantua; three brothers, John McBride of Zoar, Jim McBride of Barnesville and Gene McBride of Ravenna; nine grandchildren, Charles P. Shepherd, Brady Shepherd, Lori and Oscar Reyes, Kristy Thompson, Faye Lodge, Justin Cox, Sarah Lodge and Aaron Cox; two great-grandchildren, Serena Lodge and Nathan Reyes; and several nieces and nephews.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Margaret Anna McBride; five brothers, Joe, Doug, Jerry, Paul and Connie McBride; and two granddaughters, Jenna and Nicole Lodge.
   Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Harry Summers officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield.  Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dimit, Caroline M. (nee--Lohr)
Source--Daily Jeffersonian    Cambridge, Ohio
Published--December 2001
          WOODSFIELD - Caroline M. Dimit, 101, of Alliance, formerly of Monroe County, died Saturday, December 29, 2001  in Alliance.
          She was born October 6, 1900, in Monroe County, daughter of the late George and Lena (Hoberg) Lohr.
          Mrs. Dimit was a member of St. Paul Church of Trail Run, Sardis.
          She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Dimit, in 1967; a son, Paul Dimit; and a daughter, Eva King.
          She leaves a son, Roger Dimit of Alliance; three daughters, Phyllis Smith of Ravenna, Twila Minger of Alliance, and Vera Eddy of Woodsfield; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
          Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will follow at 11 a.m.  Burial will be in Trail Run Cemetery, near Sardis

Ewers, James "Jamie'
Source--Daily Jeffersonian    Cambridge, Ohio
Published--October 2001
    WOODSFIELD - James "Jamie" Ewers, 21, of Woodsfield, died Wednesday, October 10, 2001  at his home.
    He was born April 25, 1980, in Wheeling, W.Va., son of Norene (Henthorn) Ewers of Woodsfield and the late Elvin Ewers.
    Jamie was a 1999 graduate of Monroe Central High School.
    He leaves a daughter, Jazmine Ewers of Woodsfield; two brothers, Christopher and Anthony Ewers, both of the home; and his maternal grandmother, Geraldine Piatt of Woodsfield.
   Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 11 a.m. Saturday with Brent Roth officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

Ewers, Stella L. (nee--Hall)
Source--Marietta Times    Marietta, Ohio
Published--August 2001
    WOODSFIELD -- Stella L. Hall Ewers, 93, of Maple Avenue, died Thursday, August 9, 2001  at the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield.
    She was born October 22, 1907, in Monroe County, to Austin E. and Laura L. Stewart Hall. She was a member of Woodsfield United Methodist Church and the Methodist Church Thrift Shop.
   She is survived by two daughters, Loretta Clymer and Mary Kehl and her husband, Dan, all of Woodsfield; one daughter-in-law, Norene Ewers of Woodsfield; one brother, Elvin Hall and his wife, Audrie, of Rinard Mills; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Ewers; one son, Elvin Ewers; her parents; and two brothers, Carl and Gilbert Hall.
   Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield. Burial is in Presbyterian Cemetery in Brownsville. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home

Giles, Jean W.
Source--Statesman Journal     Salem, Oregon
Published--March 2001
      April 1,1923--March 19, 2001
      Giles, Jean, 77, of Salem died Monday. (MARION CO.)
      She was born in Fly, (MONROE CO.)Ohio, and moved to Columbus, (FRANKLIN CO.) Ohio, in 1941 and to Salem in 1994. She retired as office manager from Columbus Public Schools in 1984. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, South Salem Senior Citizens and Skyline Baptist Church. She enjoyed writing. She married Clarence in 1946; he is deceased.
      Survivors include her daughter, Colette Tennant of Salem; and three grandchildren.
      Visiting will be 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Virgil T. Golden Chapel.
Services will be Monday at Rutherford-Corbin Chapel, Worthington, Ohio. Interment will be at Union Cemetery, Columbus. Contributions: Habitat for Humanity, 680 State St., Salem, OR 97301.

Harmon, Raymond, "Gene" Eugene
Source--Daily Jeffersonian     Cambridge, Ohio
Published--July 26, 2001
    WOODSFIELD - Raymond Eugene "Gene" Harmon, 73, of Rinard Mills (Marr community) died Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
    He was born January 29, 1928, in Graysville, son of the late Harry and Wilna (Cline) Harmon.
    Mr. Harmon was a retired school bus driver for Switzerland of Ohio School District in Monroe County, having served for 25 years.
    He was also a former maintenance worker for Wayne National Forest, and was a former Bethel Township trustee for 16 years.
    He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was a Protestant by faith.
    He was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Scarbro; a sister, Shirley Flauhaus; a brother, Leonard Harmon; and a grandson, Edward John Britton.
   He leaves his wife, Pauline (McCune) Harmon, whom he married July 9, 1952; four daughters, Mrs. Daiton (Susan) Scarbro and Mrs. Leroy (Glenda) Scarbro, both of Rinard Mills, Mrs. Paul (Betty) Britton of Marietta and Mrs. Brian (Kathy) Graham of Dart; a brother, Larry (Hope) Harmon of Washington, W.Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Norbert (Ada) Schumacher of Woodsfield, Mrs. Dewey (Ann) Queen of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Mrs. Vernon (Patty) Alberry of Newark; a sister-in-law, Ethel Harmon of Marietta; 10 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; nine step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
   Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 11 a.m. Saturday with Harold B. Kinney Jr. officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, near Marr.

Hohman, Thelma C. (nee--Yontz)
Source--Canton Repository   Canton, Ohio
Published--March 3, 2001
      Hohman, Thelma C., age 76, of Canton, died Friday morning in the Hanover House after an extended illness. Born in Lewisville, Ohio, she had been a Canton resident since 1947. She retired in 1985 from the J.C. Penney Co. after 19 years of service. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, St. Joan of Arc Altar Rosary Society, St. Joan of Arc Sewing Club and the A.A.R.P. Survived by her husband, Charles W. Hohman; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Carol and David Phillips of Canton, Arlene Watters of Coroapolis, PA and Joyce and Gary Isler of North Canton; a son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Polly Hohman of Copley, OH; seven grandchildren, Mark Wootton, Lori Laghaeian, Jenny Shaver, Jason Watters, Jessica Hohman, and Chad and Kari Isler; two great-grandchildren, Aidan Laghaeian and Ashley Wootton; and four brothers, Joe Yontz of North Canton, Ray Yontz of Jerusalem, OH, Dale Yontz of Woodsfield, OH and Ronald Yontz of Canton.

Preceded in death by two sisters, Leona and Bertha Michel; and a son-in-law, Michael Watters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas P. Dyer as celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday 2-5 p.m. at the Lamiell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


Hopton, Maude E. (nee--Mobley)
Source--Marietta Times    Marietta, Ohio
Published--June 2001
          Hopton, Maud E., 89, of Pfalzgraf Road, formerly of Flint, Mich., died Sunday, June 24, 2001 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
          She was born June 6, 1912, in Monroe County to Charles F. and Elizabeth Agin Mobley. She retired from the J.C. Penney Co. at Bay City, Mich. She was a member of Woodsfield Church of Christ and also the Church of Christ in Flint.
          She is survived by two sons, Richard Hopton and his wife, Betty, of Woodsfield and Ronald Hopton and his wife, Sandra, of Gaines, Mich.; two daughters, Carolyn Roe and her husband, Sam, of Flint and Marilyn Herman and her husband, Gordon, of Evart, Mich.; one daughter-in-law, Dorothy Hopton of Flushing; two sisters, Gladys Haynes of Rittman and Pearl Piatt of Woodsfield; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
          She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Hopton, in 1992; one son, Denzel Hopton; her parents; one sister, Lucy Simmons; one brother, Charles A. Mobley; two grandchildren, Barbara Ann Hopton and Vicki West; and two great-grandchildren, Reid Hopton and Maranda Roe.
          Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday 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 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Keylor, Richard L.
Source--Marietta Times    Marietta, Ohio
Published--September 2001
          WOODSFIELD -- Richard L. Keylor, 76, of Wood Street died Saturday, September 1, 2001  at his home.
          He was born July 22, 1925, in Woodsfield to Frederick and Clara
Drum Keylor. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a former employee of the former Loveday Motors in Woodsfield. He was a member of First Baptist Church at Woodsfield.
          He is survived by his wife, Nada Snively Keylor of Woodsfield; one daughter, Geraldine Joyce of Long Beach, N.C.; one sister, Geraldine Piatt of Woodsfield; two brothers, Harold B. "Cricket" Keylor of Woodsfield and Hyde Keylor of Columbiana, Ohio; and one grandson, Jordan Seebach of Lewisville.
          He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Martha Lee Harmon; and two brothers, Thomas and Harry Keylor.
          Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Harold Kinney officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery with full military graveside services conducted by the Belmont Veterans Council. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home

Morris, Shirley A. (nee--McCaslin)
Source--Daily Jeffersonian   Cambridge, Ohio
Published--October  2001
WOODSFIELD - Shirley A. Morris, 64, of Woodsfield, died Friday, October 12, 2001  at Barnesville Hospital.  She was born March 9, 1937 in Monroe County, daughter of the late Waldo C. and Helen (Barton) McCaslin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry A. Morris, in 1994; two brothers, Donald McCaslin and Dean McCaslin; a sister, Arlene Hopkins; two infant brothers; an infant sister.

She leaves two daughters, Tammy (Jim) O'Brien of Woodsfield and Cheryl Morris of Chillicothe; two sisters, Rosalee Ward of Byesville and Kathleen Ward of Woodsfield; a granddaughter, Brieann Beidenbach; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, where services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

Mowery, John A.
Source--Marietta Times     Marietta, Ohio
Published--October 2001
    WOODSFIELD -- John A. Mowery, 58, of 47467 Ohio 26, Woodsfield, died at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 2001 at the Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, W.Va.
    He was born June 23, 1943, in Pomeroy to Willard and Agnes Wilson Mowery. He was a coal miner with Ohio Valley Coal Co., No. 6 Mine, at Alledonia. He was a Protestant by faith.
    He is survived by his wife, Linda Moore Mowery, whom he married April 8, 1970; three sons, Timothy Mowery and his wife, Marie, of Columbus, Troy Mowery of Woodsfield and Corey Mowery of Columbus; three brothers, Jack and Kenny Mowery, both of Pomeroy, and James Mowery of Columbus; five grandchildren, Justin Mowery, Jocelyn Mowery, Layken Mowery, Joey Mowery and Johnny Mowery; and several nieces and nephews.
   He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Junior Mowery; and two sisters, Judy VanConney and Joann Weirs.
   Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family. There is no visitation. Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield is in charge of arrangements.

Piatt, Lester L.
Source--Daily Jeffersonian     Cambridge, Ohio
Published--August 2001
           WOODSFIELD - Lester L. Piatt, 70, of Whipple R.D. 1, died Friday, August 3, 2001 in Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta.
           He was born March 4, 1931, near Graysville, son of the late Thurman and Phena Jane (Nalley) Piatt.
          Mr. Piatt was a retired employee of the Airolite Co., Marietta, and a farmer. He attended Whipple Baptist Church; was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War; a member of the Aurelius Lodge 0308 F. & A.M., Macksburg; and a member of the Cattlemen's Association in Washington County.
          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Todd Piatt; five brothers, Harry Piatt, Heber Piatt, Ray Piatt, Charles Piatt and Carl Piatt.
         He leaves his wife, Anna Lee (Carpenter) Piatt, whom he married Oct. 27, 1952; two sons, Jerald (Vikki) Piatt of Whipple; Gale (Pam) Piatt of Bridgeport, W.Va.; two sisters, Mabel Dillon and Ruth (Junior) Lisk, both of Marietta; two brothers, Forrest "Ben" (Maxine) Piatt and Emil (Anna) Piatt, both of Marietta; two sister-in-laws, Dora Piatt and Imogene Piatt, both of Graysville; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; mother-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
         Friends may call at Watters Funeral Home, 37501 Route 78 West, Woodsfield, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday, where services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday with Pastor Scott Souther officiating.
         Burial will follow in the Pleasant Ridge Cenmetery near Graysville.

Piatt, Mary  (nee--King)
Source--Marietta Times   Marietta, Ohio
Published--March 31, 2001
           GRAYSVILLE -- Mary Piatt, 100, of Ohio 26, Graysville, died Friday, March 30, 2001  at the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield. She was born Feburary 9, 1901, in Graysville to Allen and Anna Christy King. She was a homemaker and a member of Graysville United Methodist Church and the Women's Society of the church for many years.
           She is survived by one daughter, Vera Ullman and her husband, Ralph, of Graysville; two grandchildren, Larry Ullman and his wife, Donna, of Graysville and Karen Marks and her husband, Bob, of Cambridge; three great-grandchildren, Keith Ullman and his wife, Tina, of Graysville, Tammy Howell and her husband, Kevin, of Rinard Mills and Kimberly Marks of Cambridge; and five great-great-grandchildren, Michael and Jonathan Ullman and Latasha, Tyler and Cole Howell.
          She was preceded in death by her husband of 80 years, Glenn Piatt, on April 13, 2000; one sister, Carrie Moore; and two brothers, Harold and Lloyd King.
          Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Pastor Madlynne Webber officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home

Piatt, Melvin E.
Source--Daily Jeffersonian      Cambridge, Ohio
Published--July 2001
    WOODSFIELD - Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, for Melvin E. Piatt, 64, of Graysville, who died 5:10 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2001 at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus.  Harold Kenney Jr. will officiate.
    Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Graysville.
    Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
    He was born July 30, 1936, near Graysville, son of Ethel Smith Piatt of Graysville, and the late Everett R. Piatt.   He was a former coal miner and construction worker.
    He was preceded in death by a brother, Vic Piatt, in 1973.
    Mr. Piatt leaves two sons, David Piatt of Graysville and Duane (Trish) Piatt of Fancy Gap, Va.; three sisters, Eleanor Jennings of Cambridge, Faye (Jim) Berga of Beavertown and Carol (Gary) McConnell of Lowell; two brothers, Richard (Alice) Piatt of Lewisville and Herber (Linda) Piatt of Graysville; a grandson; several nieces and nephews.

Ruble, Alice E. (nee--Winland)
Source--Marietta Times     Marietta, Ohio
Published--October  2001
    WOODSFIELD -- Alice E. Ruble, 98, of East Church Street died Wednesday, October 17, 2001  at Monroe County Care Center.
    She was born August 31, 1903, in Monroe County to Thomas and Laura Stine Winland. She was a member of West Union Church of Christ.
   She is survived by two sons, Rolland Ruble of Woodsfield and Delbert Ruble of Sardis; one sister, Verda Beckett of Vero Beach, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Ruble, in 1980; one
son, Harold Ruble; one daughter, Pearl Hodgkiss; two brothers, Alva and Vernon Winland; and two sisters, Stella Stillion and Mary Lash.
   Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield. Burial is in West Union Cemetery near Sardis. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. Friday until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

Singleton, Rita M. (nee--Schumacher)
Source--Daily Jeffersonian     Cambridge, Ohio
Published--December 2001
    WOODSFIELD - Rita M. Singleton, 67, of Woodsfield, died Saturday, December, 22, 2001  at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
    She was born June 1, 1934, in Woodsfield, daughter of the late Herbert and Stella (Bing) Schumacher.
    Mrs. Singleton retired from the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, where she served as a certified nursing assistant.
    She was a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, where she was also a member of the Purgatorial Society.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Singleton, who died April 8, 1997; a brother, Elmer Schumacher; and a grandson, Christopher Reed.
    She leaves two daughters, Kathy Singleton of Woodsfield and Mrs. Larry (Cindy) Stephen of Boston; two sons, Patrick (Sharon) Singleton and Matthew (Sherri) Singleton, both of Woodsfield; a brother, Roger Schumacher of Woodsfield; nine grandchildren, Madeline Singleton, Adam Reed, Kyle Singleton, Tim Woodell, Jeff Woodell, John Schumacher, Tiffany Stephen, Katelyn Stephen and Lance Schumacher; and several nieces and nephews.
    Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield. A vigil service will be 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
   Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, with the Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik serving as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Sylvester Catholic Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sylvester Catholic Church, 330 South Main St., Woodsfield, OH 43793, or St. Sylvester Catholic School, 119 Wayne St., Woodsfield, OH 43793

Sparkman, Larry Allen
Source--Marietta Times   Marietta, Ohio
Published--August 2001
    SUMMERFIELD -- Larry Allen Sparkman, 51, of 28072 Ohio 78, Summerfield, died Wednesday, August 8, 2001  at Marietta Memorial Hospital of injuries received in an automobile accident.
   He was born October 9, 1949, in Crown Hill, W.Va., to Paul E. Sparkman Sr. and Mary Mitchell Sparkman. He graduated from Scio High School in Scio, Ohio, in 1968. A disabled American veteran, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He was a Protestant by faith.
   He is survived by his mother of Summerfield; three brothers, Paul E. Sparkman Jr. and his wife, Pam, of Woodsfield, Wayne Sparkman of Maineville and Timothy Sparkman and his wife, Mary, of Summerfield; two sisters, Jane Hines of Maineville and Cheryl Dalton and her husband, Victor, of Beallsville; and several nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by his father.
  Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Pastor Wayne Clark officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield with full military graveside services conducted by the Belmont Veterans Council. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home

Trip, Elizabeth "Beth" (nee--Pejsa)
Source--Daily Jeffersonian  Cambridge, Ohio
Published--June 2001
    WOODSFIELD - Elizabeth "Beth" A. Trip, 48, of Woodsfield, died Monday June 11, 2001 at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
    She was born May 7, 1953, in Macedonia, daughter of the late Otto and Marjorie (Brown) Pejsa.  Mrs. Trip was an employee of Woodsfield and Beallsville Emergency Squads, where she served as an EMT. She was a foster mother to several children.
    She leaves two sons, Anthony "Tony" Trip and Timothy Trip, both of Woodsfield; three brothers, Robert (Bonnie) Pejsa of St. Anacortes, Wash., Charles (Colletta) Pejsa of Mantua, and Donald Pejsa of Tacoma, Wash.; a sister, Audrey Chase of Tacoma, Wash.; and a grandson, Christian Ruble.
   Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where a memorial service will follow at 10 a.m. Cheryl Allen will officiate.

Tubaugh, Harry E.
Source--Marietta Times   Marietta, Ohio
Published--October 2001
      WOODSFIELD - Harry E. Tubaugh, 73, of Beallsville, died Monday,
October 22, 2001  at Barnesville Hospital.
      He was born March 22, 1928, in Clarington, son of the late Carl W. Tubaugh and Lela (Jackson) Tubaugh.
      Mr. Tubaugh was a member of Carpenters Union Local 3, Wheeling, W.Va., and West Union Church of Christ.
      He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War.
      He was a board member for the Switzer Water District.
      He was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Lallathin; an infant sister, Evelena; and his stepmother, Alice Rosenlieb Tubaugh.
      He leaves his wife, Wilma (Bayes) Tubaugh of Beallsville; three sons, David (Mary) Tubaugh of Columbus, Terry Tubaugh of High Point, N.C., and Bruce (Bonnie) Tubaugh of Lancaster; two daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Brenda) Brandon of Beallsville and Mrs. Ron (Marilyn) Nething of Sardis; three brothers, Carl Tubaugh Jr. of Deerfield, Harley Tubaugh of Ravena and Richard Tubaugh of New Castle; nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 11 a.m. Friday with Minister Jeffrey Rich officiating.  Burial will be in West Union Cemetery, near Sardis.

Williams, Myrtle  (nee--Winland)
Source--Marietta Times    Marietta, Ohio
Published--September  2001
      WOODSFIELD -- Myrtle Williams, 99, of Woodsfield died Wednesday, September 19, 2001  at the Arbors at Marietta, where she had been a resident for the past eight years.
      She was born March 12, 1902, in Graysville, the eldest of nine children, to William and Lillie Cree Winland. She was a member of Woodsfield Church of Christ, Graysville Grange and Graysville Homemakers.
      She is survived by three daughters, Thelma Lechiara and her husband, Dominic, of Ashland and Mrs. Dunham (Ruth) Hollister and Mrs. Albert (Geneva) Zoller, all of Marietta; one son, Paul Williams and his wife, Katherine, of Findlay; two sisters, Dorothy Decker of Parkersburg and Juanita Clift of Sycamore Valley; one brother, Cecil Winland of New Martinsville, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Williams; two sisters, Grethel Devore and Doris Wittenbrook; and three brothers, Clesson, Clarence and Vernon Winland.
      Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Yocum, Michael D.
Source--Daily Jeffersonian       Cambridge, Ohio
Published--August 2001
    WOODSFIELD -- Michael D. Yocum, 33, of 363 W. Marietta St. died at 4:25 a.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
    He was born April 29, 1968, in Bellaire to Nancy Hartley Sirianni and Arthur Dean Yocum. He was a 1986 graduate of Beallsville High School at Beallsville and Swiss Hills Vocational School at Woodsfield. He was a former department manager for Galyans in Columbus and was a Protestant by faith.
    He is survived by his mother of Lewisville; his father of Centerville; his stepfather, Fred Sirianni Jr. of Lewisville; his stepmother, Kathy Yocum of Centerville; two sisters, Hollie Tisher of Lewisville and Erica Sirianni of Lewisville; two brothers, John Yocum of Barnesville and Rocky Sirianni of Lewisville; two stepbrothers; two stepsisters; his maternal grandmother,
Katherine Hartley of Woodsfield; and his stepgrandparents, Fred Sr. and Ada Sirianni of Lewisville, and Martha Betts of New Martinsville, W.Va.
   He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Harry Hartley Sr.; and his paternal grandparents, Robert and Eulalia Yocum.  Memorial services are at 8 p.m. today at Watters Funeral Home, 37501 Ohio 78 West, Woodsfield, with Pastor Wayne Clark officiating.     Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Strecker Cancer Center, 401 Matthew St., Marietta, Ohio 45750.

Yontz, Joseph W.
Source--Canton Repository    Canton, Ohio
Published--March 2001
    Yontz, Joseph W., age 78, died Saturday March 17, 2001 at home in North Canton following an extended illness. He was born in Lewisville, OH February. 9, 1923 to the late William and Nellie (Ritterbeck) Yontz. Joseph was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church, VFW #7490, and AARP. He retired from Sugardale in 1986. Joseph was a veteran of WWII, proudly serving his country and represented three generations of US Navy including son-in-law, Petty Officer Second Class, Michael E. Masterson- deceased, and grandson, Petty Officer Second Class, Michael D. Masterson now stationed in California.
    Preceded in death by sisters, Bertha Michel, Thelma Hohman and Leona Michel.
    Joseph leaves behind his caring wife of 55 years, Violet Vi (Weisent) Yontz; daughters and sons-in-law, Sue Masterson of Pembroke Pines, FL., Kathy and John Ranalli of Troy, MI., Mary Lynn and Pat Kilkenny of North Canton; sons and daughter-in-law, Dennis Yontz of Fort Wayne, IN., David and Pat Yontz of Canton; 12 grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Rita Yontz of Jerusalem, OH., Dale and Sandra Yontz of Woodsfield, OH., Ronald Yontz of Canton. Friends may call on Monday from 5-8 p.m. in ROSSI Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be sung on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Little Flower Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Kevin Fete as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Louis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Joseph's name can be made to Little Flower Church Grotto Building Fund.

 

Marie G. Morris Carr

Published in the Owensboro KY Messenger-Inquirer:

Marie G Morris Carr, 83, Owensboro, died Tuessday, Nov 27 2001 at Owensboro Nercy Health System.  The Owensboro native retired from General Electric Co and a member of Rosary Makers Club.  She was a member of Peoples Baptist Church for more than 50 years and taught Sunday school for 20 years.  She was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church and enjoyed dancing and making quilts for her family.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Elmer Morris in 1982 and Clinton R. Carr in 1999.

Survivors include a son, Robert Elmer Morris of Frisco City, Ala.; a daughter, Anita Quiggins of Owensboro; three stepsons; three stepdaughters; 11 grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; nine step great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 2 pm Friday at James H. Davis Funeral Home chapel in Owensboro.  Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Owensboro.  Visitation is from 2 to 8 pm today and after noon on Friday at the funeral home.  Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Peoples Baptist Church, 700 Wing Ave, Owensboro, KY 42305 or Blessed Mother Catholic Church, 515 E. 22nd St, Owensboro, KY 42301

 

Friend "John" Staley

Source:  Wetzel Chronicle, New Martinsville, WV; 26 Sep 2001

        Friend "John" Staley, Jr., 77, of Fairport Harbor, Ohio, born May 2, 1924 in Porters Falls, W.Va., died Sept. 16, 2001 in Painesville.  He is survived by his wife, Helene (Polczyk) Staley, whom he married in 1947; a son, John M. (Anita) Staley of Fairport Harbor; daughter Kathleen (Dan) Wakkila of Painesville; sisters, Grace Stackpole of Wheeling, Ola Cochran-Sams of Pine Grove, Donna Seibel of Cleveland, Ohio and Betty (Robert) Oliver of LaVale, Md.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Friend and Mary Jane (McCormick) Staley; a son, James Staley in 1964; brothers Russell, Roy (Red), Ross, and Calvin Staley; sisters Myrtle Balwanz and Virginia Stackpole Berendzen.  Services were held Wednesday in Fairport Harbor.

 

Altia Cecile Staley nee Yoho

Source:  Wetzel Chronicle, New Martinsville, WV; 9 May 2001

        Altia Cecile Staley, 97, of New Martinsville, died May 1, 2001 at home.  She was born Aug. 25, 1903 in Wetzel County, a daughter of the late James E. and Frances Boyers Yoho.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Porters Falls and Reader, W.Va.

        In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Armenia "Mena" Yoho, and an adopted son, David L. Utt.

        Survivors include her husband Cecil W. Staley, a son Bernard M. Staley and his wife Nancy of Fluharty Run; daughter-in-law Lucy Utt of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; a brother Donald Yoho of Jacksonville, N.C.; five grandchildren, Joyce Salazar and husband Sergio of Imperial Beach, Calif., Mark Staley and wife Lorrie of Ten Mile, Tyler County; John M. Staley and wife Judy Ann of Fluharty Run, Kelly Grubb and husband Sam of Knoxville, Tenn., and Daniel Utt of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; seven great grandchildren, Jessica Carroll and husband  Shawn of Chicago, Ill., James and Alison Staley and Sean and Derek Staley of New Martinsville; Sarah Elena Salazar of Imperial Beach, Calif. and Andrew Grubb of Knoxville, Tenn.; five step-great grandchildren, Crystal, Melanie and Ray Smith of Ten Mile, Tyler County and Armando and Brianna Salazar of Imperial Beach, Calif.  Four nieces also survive.  Family received friends Saturday at Grisell Funeral Home, Ratcliffe Chapel, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville, where funeral services were held Sunday at 1 p.m. with Rev. David Kelly officiating.  Interment in the Fluharty Family Cemetery, Fluharty Run, New Martinsville.

 

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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.

 

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Harlan E. CLEVELAND
Source: The Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, January 2, 2003
(Lewisville High School graduate, class of 1940)
    YUKON, Okla. - Harlan E. Cleveland, 81, of Yukon died Saturday (Dec. 28, 2002) after a lengthy illness. He was born Oct. 22, 1921, in Cambridge to Tony and Mary Wehr Waggle Cleveland. His home was later in Marietta for several years and, during this period, he was employed at the Leader Restaurant and later in the restaurant at the Hotel Lafayette.
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and retired as a technical sergeant after 29 years. He then began a second career with the U.S. Postal Service in Lubbock, Texas, as a clerk. He was later transferred in 1972 to Kalamazoo, Mich., where he remained until his retirement in 1987.  After the death of his wife, he visited with his daughter in Oklahoma each winter from October until May when he would return to Kalamazoo. In 1998, he moved to the Mustang/Yukon area of Oklahoma and made visits to all of his children's homes in the area and shared time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed talking with people wherever he went. 

   During World War II, he was in the Marshall and Marianna Island campaigns and the Battle of Okinawa. He also served in both the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. During his career in the military, he and his wife lived and traveled in many places within the continental United States and also in Alaska, Okinawa, Rhyuku Islands and Japan. He was a member of the American Legion, 4078, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and Free and Accepted Masons. He married Ruth Garnet Delaney of Marietta Jan. 5, 1947. She died Nov. 30, 1987.
   He is survived by three daughters, Sharon Walls and her husband, Hal, of Yukon, Harla Hale and her husband, Glenn, of Abilene, Texas, and Sara Podwika and her husband, Tom, of Yukon; three sisters, Helen Miller of Zanesville, Bernetta Dotson of Marietta and Nancy Joyce of Iowa, La.; and 11 grandchildren.

 

Helen D. Crawford

Source: Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, Ohio, January 3, 2003
HELEN D. CRAWFORD 1934-2003
WOODSFIELD — Helen D. Crawford, 68, of Cuyahoga Falls and Antioch, died Thursday (Jan. 2, 2003) at the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield.
   Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 11 a.m. Monday with Keith Jones officiating.  Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery in Antioch.

 

Michael Spence Ashley

The Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, Wednesday, January 8, 2003
WOODSFIELD - Michael Spence Ashley, 49, of 206 Center St. died at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 7, 2003) at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va. He was born Oct. 9, 1953, in Marietta to Bill R. and Virginia Spence Ashley. He was a 1971 graduate of the former Skyvue High School near Graysville. He received a bachelor of arts degree from New York State University and an associate of arts degree from Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, Calif. He was also a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the Vietnam War and Desert Storm. He was a former management consultant for Ashley Consulting in Woodsfield and was a Southern Baptist by faith.
He is survived by one son, Keats M. Ashley of Newport News, Va.; one daughter, Elizabeth M. Ashley of Newport News; his mother of Woodsfield; two sisters, Michelle Rose and her husband, David, of Wooster and Milisa Ashley Jackson of Woodsfield; two nieces, Christiana Seebach and Melissa Robbins; and one nephew, Samuel Jackson.
Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield.

 

Edith D. Kenney

The Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, Friday, January 10, 2003
WOODSFIELD - Edith D. Kenney, 75, of Ohio 800, Woodsfield (Antioch community), died Thursday (Jan. 9, 2003) at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born April 24, 1927, in Glen Dale, W.Va., to Walter F. and Clara E. Huff Loveall. She was a member of the Graysville Church of Christ. 

   She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Kenney, in February 1998; her parents; one brother, Anthony Loveall; and three sisters, Virginia Burch, Mary Gura and Loretta Tallman.
   She is survived by six sons, Robert F. Kenney Jr. and Gene Kenney, both of Newport, Gary Kenney of Byesville, David Kenney of New Philadelphia, Ohio, and Tim Kenney and Bill Kenney, both of Cambridge; five daughters, Sandra Resecker of Woodsfield, Joyce Gribble of New Philadelphia, Linda Stoehr of Cambridge, Connie Norris of Byesville and Kathy Gribble of New Philadelphia; one brother, Willard Loveall of New Martinsville, W.Va.; 22 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
   Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home at 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Minister Sam Bartrug officiating. Burial is in Antioch Cemetery in Antioch, Ohio. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Andrew Martin Anderson

Source:  Marietta Times, dated Monday, January 13, 2003
   LEWISVILLE - Andrew Martin Anderson, 36, of 48391 Ohio 145, Lewisville, died Friday (Jan. 10, 2003) near Lewisville.  He was born July 3, 1966, at Fresno, Calif., to Martha P. Meek Miller and Clifford Martin Anderson. He was a foreman for a power line construction company in Sanford, N.C. He was a Baptist by faith. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
   He is survived by his wife, Lori Rininger Anderson, whom he married on Sept. 21, 2000; one daughter, Kayla Anderson at home; his mother of Lewisville; one sister, Shelly Vasquez of Santa Ana, Calif.; and one brother, Thomas Anderson of Spring Lake, N.C.
   He was preceded in death by his father; and his stepfather, Henry B. Miller. 

   Services are at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Keith Jones officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

James William Criswell

The Marietta Times, Friday, January 17, 2003
    LEWISVILLE, Ohio - James William Criswell, 50, of Township Road 15, Lewisville, died Wednesday (Jan. 15, 2003) at his home.  He was born March 27, 1952, at Fort Bragg, N.C., to Linsly and Pat Stewart Criswell. He was a 1970 graduate of Shenandoah High School and a 1976 graduate of Bowling Green State University.  He was a former science, health and physical education teacher at Meadowbrook High School, where he also served as head wrestling coach and assistant
football coach. He had also acted as wrestling coach at Shenandoah High School for one year. He had attended Whigville Community Church.
    He is survived by one daughter, Emma Jo Criswell of Caldwell; his parents of Caldwell; one sister, Judy (Frank) Loraditch of Cumberland; and several nieces and nephews.
    Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home at 416 East St., Caldwell, with Pastor Cam Hayes and Pastor Gary Jacobs officiating.  Burial is in Calais Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 
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Gladys Highman

The Marietta Times, Friday, January 17, 2003
KENNESAW, Ga. - Gladys Highman, 91, of Kennesaw, formerly of Woodsfield, died Wednesday (Jan. 15, 2003).
Arrangements are incomplete at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home at 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield.

Gladys N. Highman

The Marietta Times, January 18, 2003  (This is the complete, follow-up obituary.)
    WOODSFIELD - Gladys N. Highman, 91, of Guilford Avenue died Wednesday (Jan. 15, 2003) in Marietta, Ga.
She was born Aug. 23, 1911, in Monroe County (Wayne Township) to Richard A. and Leona Daugherty Bates. She was a member of Woodsfield Church of Christ. She is survived by two sons, Hubert Highman of Canton and David Highman of Woodsfield; three daughters, Eva Jean Hartshorn of Graysville, Martha Howard of Woodsfield and Barbara Sherry of Marietta; four sisters, Jane Strickling, Eleanor Weber and Edith Brown, all of Woodsfield, and Mary Kelch of Sistersville, W.Va.; 16 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, David Highman, in April 1997; two daughters, Phyllis and Lorna Highman; one infant son, Byron Highman; one grandson, John Michael Highman; four sisters, Grace Turner, Freda Bundy, Virginia Knowlton and Emma Nalley; and five brothers, Ernest, Reed, Harry, Guy and Heber Bates.
    Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Hilma Irene Christy
Source: The Marietta Times, Monday, January 27, 2003
     WOODSFIELD - Hilma Irene Christy, 86, of East Marietta Street died Saturday (Jan. 25, 2003) at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center in Cambridge.  She was born March 30, 1916, in Parkersburg to Ralph and Alice Guinn Davis. She was a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Christy, in February 1987; her parents; and one brother, Gordon Davis, in November 1986.
     She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Cole and her husband, David, of Searcy, Ark.; one brother, James Davis of Spring Lake, N.J.; two granddaughters, Jo Ellyn Cooper and her husband, Jason, of Little Rock, Ark., and Jennifer Hawes and her husband, Keith, of Houston, Texas; two great-grandsons, Zachary Hawes and Colin Cooper; and one great-granddaughter, Kaci Hawes.
     Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home at 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Minister Sam Bartrug officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Christy, Hilma Irene Christy nee Davis
Source—Newsclipping

Christy, Hilma Irene, 86, East Marietta Street, Woodsfield, died Jan. 25., 2003, at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Cambridge. She was born in Parkersburg, W.Va.,March 30, 1916, a daughter of the late Ralph Davis and Alice Guinn Davis. She was a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. David (Barbara) Cole, Scarcy, Arkansas,; brother, James Davis, Spring Lake, N.J.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Jason ( Jo Ellyn) Cooper, Little Rock, Ark., Mrs. Keith (Jennifer) Hawes, Houston, Texas; two great-grandsons, Zachary Hawes and Colin Cooper; a great-granddaughter, Kaci Hawes.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Christy, Feb. 1987; brother, Gordon Davis, Nov. 1986.   

Friends were received Jan.27 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services were held Jan.28., with Minister Sam Bartrug officiating. burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 


Harry Auten Jr.  (born 02 Jan 1920, died 24 Jan 2003)
Source: The Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, Saturday, January 25, 2003

WOODSFIELD - Harry Auten Jr., 83, of Ohio 26, Woodsfield, formerly of New Matamoras, died Friday (Jan. 24, 2003) at the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield.  He was born Jan. 2, 1920, in Paden City, W.Va., to Harry and Eva Barnhart Auten. He was a World War II veteran. He retired from Ormet Corp. at Hannibal, and was a member of New Matamoras Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Gaynell Deitch Auten; two daughters, Shirley Matz and her husband, Lewis W., of Woodsfield and Eva Kopnski and her husband, Mike, of Duck, N.C.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilbert and Arthur Auten; four sisters, Goldie, Jeanette and Betty Auten and Virginia Smith.

Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Ministers Sam Bartrug and David Paher officiating. Burial is in Northview Cemetery in New Martinsville, W.Va. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 


Robert P. Block

Source: Marietta Times, Thursday, January 23, 2003
     WOODSFIELD - Robert P. Block, 61, of Ohio 145, Woodsfield, Miltonsburg community, died Wednesday (Jan. 22, 2003) at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  He was born Jan. 5, 1942, in Barnesville to Arthur C. and Eleanor Wahl Block. He was an accountant and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Miltonsburg.
     He is survived by his wife, Margaret McDougal Block; one son, Robert Paul Block II at home; three brothers, Edward Block of Zanesville, James Block of Greenfield and George Block of Miltonsburg; and one sister, Gloria Edwards of Miltonsburg.
     He was preceded in death by his parents.Mass of Christian burial is at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Miltonsburg with Father Chester Paben, Father Samuel Saprano and Father David Gaydosik officiating. Burial is in the church cemetery.  Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield. Vigil services are at 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Harry J. Baker
Source: Marietta Times, Thursday, January 23, 2003

     WOODSFIELD - Harry J. Baker, 73, of Township 9, Woodsfield, Miltonsburg community, died Tuesday (Jan. 21, 2003) at The Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus. He was born July 31, 1929, in Monroe County to Harry C. and Gladys Ackerman Baker. He was a retired employee of Ormet Corp. at Hannibal and was a member of the Christian church of Woodsfield, a social member of the Woodsfield Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of Woodsfield Eagles Lodge.
     He is survived by his former wife, Virginia Bonfini of Woodsfield, Miltonsburg Community; two stepsons, Thomas Bonfini and his wife, Terriann, of Bellaire and Phillip Bonfini and his wife, Lesley, of Woodsfield; and two stepdaughters, Carol Prout and her husband, John, of Woodsfield and Fran D'Aquila of Shadyside.
     He was preceded in death by his parents.  Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Minister Hubert Alexander officiating. Burial is in Miltonsburg Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Floyd W. Stine
Source: The daily Jeffersonian: dated February 7, 2003
WOODSFIELD — Floyd W. Stine, 83, of West Union Road, Sardis, died Wednesday (Feb. 5, 2003) at the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield.
Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today (Friday) at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Richard Wilson officiating.  Burial will be in St. John’s United Church of Christ Cemetery, Powhatan Point.

 

John B. 'Jay' Harris

Source: Marietta Times, Monday, February 10, 2003
    WOODSFIELD - John B. "Jay" Harris, 78, of Woodsfield died Saturday (Feb. 8, 2003) at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, W.Va.  He was born July 20, 1924, in Grosse Pointe, Mich., to Russell and Matilda Hessenaur Harris. He was a retired engineer for the Ford Motor Co. in Saline, Mich., and was a former director of the Monroe County J.T.P.A. He served as a flight engineer in the U.S. Army Air Corps. during World War II.
     He was a member of Woodsfield United Methodist Church at Woodsfield; Monroe Lodge 189, Free and Accepted Masons, at Woodsfield; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Cambridge; Osiris Shrine Temple at Wheeling; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5303 at Woodsfield.
     He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Liz" Maley Harris, whom he married on Dec. 11, 1959; two sons, Clay Harris of Beallsville and Charles Harris of Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Frances Killean of Ann Arbor, Mich.; several grandchildren; one nephew, Thomas Ward of Ann Arbor; and one niece, Kimberley
Walker of Brighton, Mich.
     He was preceded in death by his parents.
     Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Pastor Dwaine Denis officiating. Burial is in Powhatan Cemetery at Powhatan. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Masonic services are at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home by Monroe Lodge 189, F.&A.M.

 

Krista Lynn Ackerman

     LEWISVILLE - Krista Lynn Ackerman, 16, of 32778 Skin Creek Road died Friday (Feb. 14, 2003) at her home. She was born April 3, 1986, in Cambridge to Junior and Sheila McVicker Ackerman. She was a junior at Monroe Central High School near Woodsfield, where she was a member of the Teen Institute, yearbook staff, ski club and was also an honor student.  Krista died immediately from self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
     She attended the Calais Church at Calais and had accepted the Lord at an early age.
     In addition to her parents, she is survived by three sisters, Brittany Ackerman at home, Stacey Buzzard of Zanesville and Melissa Cecil of Woodsfield; paternal grandparents, Edward and Beula Ackerman of Lewisville; maternal grandparents, Billy McVicker of Quaker City and Clarice McVicker of Cambridge; one niece, Courtne Buzzard of Zanesville; three nephews, Josiah Buzzard and Micah Buzzard, both of Zanesville, and Cody Cecil of Woodsfield; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
     Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Pastor James Brown officiating. Burial is in Middle Church Cemetery near
Lewisville. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

June Hester, nee Mobberly

Source: Marietta Times, Saturday, February 15, 2003
     MEDINA - June Hester, 75, of 323 Springbrook Drive, formerly of Monroe County, died at 12:20 a.m. Friday (Feb. 14, 2003) at Medina General Hospital
in Medina. She was born May 24, 1927, in Graysville to Amos and Ollie Smith Mobberly. She was a homemaker and a member of Medina Church of Christ at Medina.
     She is survived by one sister, Mona Bigley and her husband, Rolland, of Medina; and several nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clyde Anderson Jr.; her second husband, John Hester; her parents; and one sister, Beryl Morrison.
     Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Watters Funeral Home, 37501 Ohio 78 West, Woodsfield, with Jim Duty officiating. Burial is in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
near Graysville. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Shirley F. Potts, nee Claus

Source: The Marietta Times, Monday, February 17, 2003
JERUSALEM - Shirley F. Potts, 60, of Ohio 800, Jerusalem, died Saturday (Feb. 15, 2003) at the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield.  She was born July 30, 1942, in Monroe County to Harry Claus and Mildred Riser Claus. She was a member of Mount Hope Free Will Baptist Church near Marr.
     She is survived by her husband, Gary N. Potts; three sons, Duane Potts of Beallsville and Ronald Potts and Darrin Potts, both of Jerusalem; and three
grandchildren, Brandy Potts, Breanna Potts and James Michael Potts.
     She was preceded in death by her parents.
     Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with the Rev. Rex Cox officiating. Burial is in Mount Hope
Cemetery near Marr. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Garnet Ritchie

Source:  The daily Jeffersonian, Monday, February 17, 2003
     WOODSFIELD — Garnet M. Ritchie, 89, of Lewisville, died Saturday (Feb. 15, 2003) in the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield.
     Friends may call 6 to 6 p.m. Monday where services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Madelynn Webber and the Rev. Gary Fitzgerald officiating.
     Burial will be in Sutherland Cemetery near Lewisville.

 

Paul R. Brown

Source: The Marietta Times, Wednesday, March 5, 2003
     WOODSFIELD - Paul R. Brown, 83, of Woodsfield died Tuesday (March 4, 2003) at Wheeling Hospital at Wheeling, W.Va. He was born Feb. 1, 1920, in Monroe County to Ernest and Caroline Eikleberry Brown. He was a retired employee of the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp., Martins Ferry Plant. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church near Antioch and was a World War II veteran.
     He is survived by his wife, Edith Bates Brown; one stepdaughter, Rita Stoehr and her husband, Raymond, of Woodsfield; one sister, Jean Brown of Trail Run Community near Antioch; one sister-in-law, Norma Brown of Laings; three grandchildren, Raymond Stoehr Jr. and his wife, Chacity, Suzanne Stoehr and Kristin Stoehr; two great-grandchildren; and two nephews, James Winter and his wife, Doris, and Daniel Winter and his wife, Pam.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, the Rev. Gerald R. Brown; and two sisters, Evelyn Winter and Esther Brown.
     Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Minister Sam Bartrug officiating. Burial is in Unity Baptist Church Cemetery near Antioch. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Claire V. Hall

Source: The Marietta Times, Monday, March 3, 2003
     WOODSFIELD - Claire V. Hall, 73, of Six Points Road died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, W.Va. He was born Aug. 9, 1929, in Monroe County to Herbert E. and Pearl Baker Hall.
     He is survived by one brother, Vern Hall of Canton; one sister, Shirley Prickett of Woodsfield; two nephews, David Prickett and Kevin Hall; three nieces, Diane Cline, Denise Potts and Karen Maierhofer; 11 great-nieces and great-nephews; and four great-great-nieces.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ronaldgene Hall; and one sister, Marjorie Law.
     Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Donald Thompson officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Helma G. Christman nee Stephen

Source: The Marietta Times, Monday, March 3, 2003
     WOODSFIELD - Helma G. Stephen Christman, 91, of Ohio 145, Miltonsburg community, Woodsfield, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at Barnesville Hospital. She was born April 7, 1911, in Monroe County to Wilbert and Anna Hannahs Stephen. She attended Seneca Valley Church of Christ and Bush Church of Christ in later years.  She taught school for 31 years, starting at the Miltonsburg two-room school. When it was closed, she went to Woodsfield Elementary, where she taught third grade.  She was a quilter and her attention to detail and her skill making small stitches combined to produce several one-of-a-kind masterpiece quilts.  She was the oldest living resident of Miltonsburg and was recognized as such by the Cleveland Plain Dealer in 2001.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold P. Christman; two sisters, Opal Johnson and Maxine Christman; and one brother, Clesson Stephen.
     She is survived by three sons, Walt Christman and his wife, Nancy, of New Martinsville, W.Va., Gene Christman and his wife, Danna, of Baltimore, Md.,
and Gordon Christman and his wife, Sharon, of Houston, Texas; one sister, Neva Gray of Columbus; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
     Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Minister Delmar "Bud" Burke officiating. Burial is in
Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Dorothy Virginia Clegg nee Ensinger

Source: The Marietta Times, Monday, February 24, 2003
     CLARINGTON - Dorothy Virginia Clegg, 87, of Clarington died Friday (Feb. 21, 2003) at her home.  She was born Oct. 11, 1915, in Clarington to Fred and Pearl Lude Ensinger.
     She is survived by two daughters, Marian McGary and her husband, Larry, of Fort Myers, Fla., and Donna Craig and her husband, Terry, of Clarington; one son, Richard Clegg and his wife, Jerilyn, of Woodsfield; one brother, Walter Ensinger of Clarington; six grandchildren, Jeffrey McGary and his wife, Sabrina, of Fort Myers, Jeannie Buesing and her husband, Brian, of Fort Myers, Bryan Craig and his wife, Amy, of Alliance, Yvonne Craig of Clarington, Wendy Heimbaugh and her husband, Jeff, of Newport, Pa., and Andrew Clegg and his wife, Kimberly, of Columbus; and six great-grandchildren, Ryan McGary, Noah and Levi Heimbaugh, Jacob Craig, Joey Clegg and Chloe Buesing.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard G. Clegg, in 1986; her parents; and one brother, Glenn Ensinger, in 2002.
     Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with the Rev. Travis Smalley officiating. Burial is in
Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Joseph W. Mallett

Source: The Marietta Times, Thursday, February, 29, 2003
     PICKERINGTON - Joseph W. Mallett, 89, of Pickerington, formerly of Sand Bar Road, Lewisville, died Tuesday (Feb. 25, 2003) at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster. He was born Dec. 10, 1913, in Monroe County to Albert "Bert" and Edna Dearth Mallett. He was a retired farmer and construction worker.
     He is survived by his wife, Ruth Hartshorn Mallett; one daughter, Joan Winland and her husband, Ivan, of Pickerington; three granddaughters, Pamela Karnes and her husband, Craig, Aleisa Lee and her husband, Gregary, and Susan Campbell and her husband, Robert, all of Pickerington; one grandson, Timothy Winland and his wife, Lisa, of Hilliard; and eight great-grandchildren, Danielle and Bradley Karnes, Mathew, Cody and Hunter Lee, Parker and Madison Campbell and Nicholas Winland.
     He was preceded in death by three infant sons; his parents; and one brother, James Mallett.
     Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Minister Tim Fleeman officiating. Burial is in Hartshorn Ridge Cemetery near Graysville. Friends will be received from noon until the hour of the service at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Hartshorn Ridge Cemetery or the Sutherland Cemetery.

 

August L. 'Gus' Grandi

Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, Thursday, February 29, 2003
     BARNESVILLE — August L. “Gus” Grandi, 91, of Betts Road, Jerusalem, died Wednesday (Feb. 26, 2003) at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
     Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, Barnesville, where services will be 1 p.m. Saturday with Pastor
Rusty Atkinson officiating.  Burial will be in Boston Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Somerset Township Community Park, c/o Diane Blattler, 56783 Somerton Highway, Barnesville, OH 43713, or the Somerton Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Steve Wharton, Somerton Route, Barnesville, OH 43713.

 

Beulah L. Lumbatis

Source: The Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, Saturday, March 1, 2003
     LEWISVILLE - Beulah L. Lumbatis, 84, of 46007 Ohio 145, Lewisville, died Friday (Feb. 28, 2003) at her home. She was born Aug. 9, 1918, near Lewisville to Emma Denbow Winland and Roy Gray. She was a homemaker and was a Protestant by faith.
     She is survived by two daughters, Jeanie Roe and her husband, Dellano, and Marlene Crum, all of Lewisville; two sons, Richard Lumbatis and his wife, Janice, and Gale Lumbatis and his wife, Angel, all of Lewisville; three sisters, Lorna Jones of Lewisville, Delores McGarry of Lewisville and Loretta Rinard of Woodsfield; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; and several stepgreat-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Ward "Bodie" Lumbatis, on Oct. 17, 1991; one son, David Lumbatis; her parents; two brothers, Harold Winland and Francis "Spark" Winland; and one grandson, Mark Aaron Lumbatis.  Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield.

 

Clara L. Mozena nee Eikleberry

Source: Marietta Times, Thursday, March 6, 2003
     WOODSFIELD - Clara L. Mozena, 91, of Church Street, Woodsfield, died Tuesday  (March 4, 2003) in the Monroe County Care Center at Woodsfield.
She was born Oct. 21, 1911, in Monroe County to James and Mary Angelina Henthorn Eikleberry. She was a member of West Union Church of Christ.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Mozena, in 1977; three brothers, Homer, George and Clark Mozena; and three sisters, Grace Jackson, Hazel Edington and Nellie Howell.
     She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
     Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Minister Tim Fleeman officiating. Burial is in West Union Cemetery near Sardis. Friends will be received from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Carol J. Gray nee Campbell

Source: The Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated Monday, March, 17, 2003

     SUMMERFIELD - Carol J. Gray, 63, of 28030 Township 198, Summerfield, died at 6:40 a.m. Saturday (March 15, 2003) at Summit Acres Nursing Home in Caldwell.  She was born Oct. 8, 1939, in Dorothy, W.Va., to Eugene L. and Adelaide V. Angus Campbell. She was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith.
     She is survived by one son, John Gray and his wife, Kimberly, of Summerfield; one brother, Charles Campbell of Maryland; and two grandchildren, Jesse and Justin Gray, both of Summerfield.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis P. Gray, on April 4, 2002; and her parents.
     Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.  Brubach-Watters Funeral Home in Summerfield is in charge of arrangements.

Alice G. Truax nee Hooper

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Monday, March 17, 2003
      WOODSFIELD - Alice G. Truax, 86, of Old Brick Road died Sunday (March 16, 2003) in the Woodsfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  She was born Oct. 29, 1916, in Monroe County to Willard Cline and Lula Hooper Cline. She was a homemaker and was a founding member and a retired member of the Woodsfield Emergency Squad. She was a member of the Richfork Church of Christ.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Truax, in 1999; her parents; and two brothers, Kenneth and William Cline.
     She is survived by two sons, Richard Truax and his wife, Nancy, of Woodsfield, and Danny Truax and his wife, Sue, of Battle Creek, Mich.; one daughter, Shelva Briggs and her husband, Chuck, of Woodsfield; one sister, Thelma Hensel of Brownsville, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
     Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home at 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Minister Harold Kinney officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time for the services on Tuesday.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Woodsfield Emergency Squad, 108 W. Court St., Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

Alice B. Holtsclaw nee Boggs

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Monday, March 18, 2003
      CANTON - Alice B. Holtsclaw, 83, of the Colonial Care Center in Canton, formerly of Woodsfield, died Sunday (March 16, 2003) at the center.  She was born July 18, 1919, in Roda, Va., to James Monroe and Susan Whitaker Boggs. She was a homemaker and was a member of the New Life Church in Woodsfield.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Graden Holtsclaw, on April 25, 1976; her parents; three sisters, Lucy May Boggs, Hattie Marie Boggs and Maudie Mosgrove; and six brothers, James Boggs, Eugene Boggs, Howard Boggs, Arlie Boggs, Arnold Boggs and Willard Boggs.
     She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
     Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield. Burial is in Otts Cemetery near Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Ralph E. Roth

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Tuesday, March 18, 2003
     WOODSFIELD - Ralph E. Roth, 77, of 100 N. Sycamore St. died at 10 a.m. Monday (March 17, 2003) at his home.  He was born May 30, 1925, near Laings, Ohio, to Guy and Arlie Drum Roth. He was a former owner of the former Roth's Car Wash at Woodsfield and Barnesville. He was a retired equipment operator for the Ohio Operating Engineers, Local 18, Akron. He was a member of Woodsfield United Methodist Church at Woodsfield and Knights of Pythias Lodge at Woodsfield. He was a pilot for 50 years, having owned his own airplane. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
     He is survived by one daughter, Dee Vargo and her husband, Michael, of Woodsfield; four brothers, Lloyd Roth and his wife, Loretta, of Marietta, Virgil Roth and his wife, Audrey, of Doylestown, Ohio, Leland Roth and his wife, Norma, of Westerville, Ohio, and Kenneth Roth and his wife, Martha of Woodsfield; one grandson, Christian Michael Vargo of Woodsfield; several nieces and nephews, including Steve Williams of Chicasha, Okla.; and one brother-in-law, Herman Zerger Jr. of Woodsfield.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Zerger Roth, on Sept. 11, 2001; his parents; one brother, Paul Roth; and three sisters-in-law, Doris Williams, Margaret Roth and Wanda Roth.
     Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Pastor Dwaine Denis officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield with full military services conducted by the Belmont Veterans Council. Friends will be received from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Knights of Pythias services are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
   
   
Patsy Froehlich nee Carpenter
Source: The Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated Tuesday, March 18, 2003
     Patsy F. Froehlich, 63, Barnesville, Ohio, died Saturday at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehab Center, Woodsfield, Ohio. She was born July 18, 1939 in Tacoma, Ohio.  She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church and retired from Barnesville Health Care Center.
     She was preceded in death by her father Irvin A. Carpenter, and her father and mother-in-law Charles H. and Minnie Froehlich.
     Surviving are her husband Thomas E. Froehlich; mother Florence Alice Clift Carpenter of Barnesville; three sons Paul Froehlich and Darell of Columbus, Ohio, Scott Froehlich and wife Dora of Cleveland, Ohio, Michael Froehlich of Barnesville, Ohio; three daughters Catherine Burkhart and husband Max, Donna Straquadine and Jane Froehlich all of Barnesville; brother Irvin R. Carpenter of Barnesville; sister, Betty Van Fossen of Norton; and four grandchildren Lacy Burkhart, Sapphire Straquadine, Alora Moore and Jonathan Burkhart.


Minnie Erwin nee Ramsay

Source: The Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated Tuesday, March 18, 2003
     Minnie I. Erwin, 94, of Woodsfield, formerly of Powhatan Point, died March 13, 2003 in Woodsfield.  She was born July 3, 1908 in Powhatan Point a daughter of the late John and Lenora Helms Ramsay.  She was a Methodist.
     She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Erwin.
     Surviving are a daughter Elizabeth Maley Harris of Woodsfield, a grandson clay Harris of Beallsville.
     Friends received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 186 Main St. Powhatan Point, Ohio, Monday 11a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. with Rev. Theresa Bobot officiating.   Interment in Powhatan Cemetery.


Alice L. Buckalew nee Kress
Source: The Marietta Times, dated Wednesday, March 19, 2003
     WOODSFIELD - Alice L. Buckalew, 77, of 212 Berkley Drive died at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday (March 18, 2003) at the home of her daughter in Woodsfield. She was born Aug. 25, 1925, in Miltonsburg, Ohio, to Fredrick and Margaret Bosald Kress. She was a retired industrial registered nurse for Ormet Corp. at Hannibal and was a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church at Woodsfield.
She was also the first certified IV therapist registered nurse in the state of West Virginia.
     She is survived by her husband, Ralph E. Buckalew; two daughters, Rebecca S. Baldwin and her husband, Raymond, of Woodsfield and Janet L. Egger and her husband, James, of Jakarta, Indonesia; two sons, Ralph E. Buckalew II and his wife, Jennifer, of Melbourne, Fla., and Timothy A. Buckalew and his wife, Margaret, of Woodsfield; one sister, Edith Reischman and her husband, Raymond, of Miltonsburg; one brother, George Kress and his wife, Martha, of Woodsfield; and 12 grandchildren, Anastasia Gates, Jennifer Briggs, Sean Scott, Benjamin Baldwin, Jason Baldwin, Nathan Baldwin, Kevin Scott, Fredrick Buckalew, Natascha Buckalew, Austin Buckalew, Ryan Egger and Kyle Egger.
     She was preceded in death by one daughter, Grace Ann Joyce; her parents; two sisters, Florence Schumacher and Marie Cornet; and three brothers, Oscar Kress, Karl Kress and Gilbert Kress.
     Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Woodsfield with Father David Gaydosik as celebrant. Burial is in St. Sylvester Catholic Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield. Vigil services are at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Alvin Eugene 'Gene' Patterson

Source: The Marietta Times, Wednesday, March 12, 2003
     NEW MATAMORAS - Alvin Eugene "Gene" Patterson, 69, of 105 Morningside Drive died at 11:55 a.m. Monday (March 10, 2003) at Regency Hospital of Akron in Barberton, Ohio. He was born March 18, 1933, in Jericho, Benton Township, Monroe County, to William Harold and Marie C. Dye Hensel. He graduated from Graysville High School in 1951, and served in the Army during the Korean War.
     He had worked for Hercules in Canton; Nichols Bakery in Ashland, Ohio; Pittsburgh Plate Glass Chemical Division in Barberton, Ohio, and in New Martinsville, W.Va.; and retired from Ashland (Ohio) Public Library after seven years.
     He was a member of Matamoras United Methodist Church, the Jolly Grange at Brownsville, Monroe County, and was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6387 at New Matamoras.
     He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Patterson, whom he married Dec. 28, 1991, in New Matamoras; three stepsons, Brian Hunt of Cincinnati, Todd Hunt of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Mark Hunt and his wife, Debi, of Greenwood, S.C.; his mother of New Matamoras; two grandchildren; and his faithful dog, Princess.
     He was preceded in death by his father on Oct. 15, 1995; an infant son, Kevin Patterson; and an infant daughter, Beth Patterson.
     Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Matamoras United Methodist Church with the Rev. Barry Dillon officiating. Private military services followed by burial will be in Jericho Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

 

Lucy Miller nee Wade

Source: The Marietta Times, Monday, March 10, 2003
     LEWISVILLE, Ohio - Lucy Miller, 61, of 32031 Hartshorn Ridge Road died at 5:07 a.m. Saturday (March 8, 2003) at Grant Medical Center in Columbus. She was born Dec. 14, 1941, in Bergolz, Ohio, to Frank Tennison and Catherine E. Laney Wade. She was a homemaker and a foster mother of 35 years. She was a member of Stafford United Methodist Church at Stafford and Order of Eastern Star 584, Masterton Chapter, at Lebanon, Ohio.
     She is survived by her husband, Henry Miller Jr., whom she married on June 13, 1963; one son, Henry Timothy Lee Miller and his wife, Mary Lou, of Woodsfield; three daughters, Jlea Kay Booth and her husband, Jerald, of Whipple, Katrina Misty Dawn Miller at home, and Connie Sue Ramsey and her husband, Robert, of Bedford, Ohio; her father of Summerfield; her mother of Lewisville; three sisters, Bonnie Crock and her husband, Leander, of Caldwell, Saundra Hooper and her husband, Jack, of Cumberland, Ohio, and Sherry Wade of Caldwell; five brothers, Frank Tennison Wade and his wife, Marjorie, of Bergolz, Ohio, Will Wade and his wife, M. Jeannette, of Summerfield, Robert Lee Wade and his wife, Joyce, of Cumberland, Grover Wade of Summerfield and James Newland and his wife, Connie, of Summerfield; her stepmother, Sue Wade of Summerfield; several grandchildren, including Ashley and Marlee Miller, Kourtney and Tanner Booth and Robert Ramsey Jr.; several nieces and nephews; and countless children whom she raised at the family home.
     Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Pastor Gary Fitzgerald officiating. Burial is in Stafford Cemetery in Stafford, Ohio. 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.

 

Clyde W. Kilburn

Source: The Marietta Times, Thursday, April 3, 2003
     WOODSFIELD - Clyde W. Kilburn, 80, of 422 Moose Ridge Road died at 7 a.m. Wednesday (April 2, 2003) at the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield.  He was born Oct. 25, 1922, near Lewisville to Homer and Emma Bintz Kilburn.  He was a United States Army veteran of World War II.
     He was a retired employee of the Modern Hardware Store in Woodsfield. He was a former associate of the former Michener Funeral Home at Woodsfield and was an associate of Watters Funeral Home at Woodsfield since 1984.  He was a member of Woodsfield United Methodist Church at Woodsfield; American  Legion Post 87 at Woodsfield; Monroe County Farm Bureau and the Farm Bureau Council; and member and past chancellor commander of the Knights of Pythian
Lodge 338 at Woodsfield;
     He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Fannie E. Fogle Kilburn; one daughter, Susan Adams of Fleming; two sisters, Mrs. Earl (Leona) Leach of Barnesville and Mrs. Robert (Rita) Winland of Bremen, Ohio; one grandson, Kevin Francis and his fiance, Shila Morrison, and her daughter, Kamryn, all of Newport; and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Ann Kilburn, in 1962; and his parents.
     Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Pastor Dwaine Denis officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Ralph Robinson

Source: The Marietta Times, Wednesday, April 2, 2003
     WOODSFIELD - Ralph Robinson, 74, of East Marietta Street died Monday (March 31, 2003) at Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville, W.Va.  He was born April 17, 1928, in Noble County to Everett and Hattie Lahue Robinson. He was retired from H.B. Reed Mineral of Moundsville, W.Va. He was a Korean War veteran.
     He is survived by his wife, Rose Hines Robinson; two daughters, Debbie Covert and her husband, Bill, of Woodsfield and Cheryl Robinson of New Philadelphia, Ohio; three sons, Terry Robinson and his wife, Sandy, Doug Robinson and his wife, Linda, and Keith Robinson and his wife, Cherri, all of Woodsfield; one stepson, Ralph Robinson Jr. of Woodsfield; 10 grandchildren, Eric and Jason Covert, Kim and Christopher Robinson, Heather and Terri Robinson, and Shainna, Ashley Kayla and Joshua Poole; and a close friend, June Henthorn of New Philadelphia.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and his maternal grandparents, Emmett and Elizabeth Lahue.
     Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Minister Harold Kinney officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Gary L. Ramsay

Source: The Marietta Times, Saturday, April 12, 2003
    WOODSFIELD - Gary L. Ramsay, 64, of 34937 Miltonsburg-Calais Road died at 11:32 a.m. Friday (April 11, 2003) at the Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, W.Va.  He was born Oct. 22, 1938, in Powhatan Point to John L. and Eva Mae Cook Ramsay. He was a retired brick mason for Ormet Corp. at Hannibal and was a member of Steelworkers Union Local 5760 at Sardis. He was also a member of Clarington Lodge Free & Accepted Masons No. 597 at larington; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Cambridge; and Osiris Shrine Temple at Wheeling, W.Va. He was an avid Ohio State University Buckeyes fan.
     He is survived by two daughters, Christine Bowen of Woodsfield and Joni Jeanneret of Wapakoneta; two sons, John Ramsay of Beallsville and Gary C. Ramsay and his wife, Vickie, of Woodsfield; one sister, Phyllis Saner and her husband, Mark, of Powhatan Point; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two nieces; one nephew; and a special friend, Wilma Burkhart of Woodsfield.
     Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Pastor Dwaine Denis officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Masonic services are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Melba Reich
Source: The Marietta Times, Monday, April 14, 2003
     JERUSALEM, Ohio - Melba F. Reich, 89, of Jerusalem died Friday (April 11, 2003) at Barnesville Hospital. She was born Aug. 29, 1913, to Lewis and Minnie Christman Heft. She had been an active member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ at Woodsfield, and was actively involved with the church's Junior Women's Guild for more than 50 years. She was also a member of Woodsfield Chapter 268, Order of Eastern Star; Monroe County Bureau; and Farm Bureau Council for more than 60 years. She was also active with the Monroe County Agricultural Extension Committee, Jerusalem Homemakers, and Ruritan fund-raising events. She loved family farm life and travel.
     She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Clarence W. Reich; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Bartilson and her husband, Matt, of Hilliard, Ohio; two sons,
Paul Reich and his wife, Darla, of Middletown, Ohio, and Merle Reich of Gahanna, Ohio; two brothers, Stanley Heft and his wife, Ethel, of Woodsfield and William Heft and his wife, Martha, of Clearwater, Fla.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Theodore, Francis, Paul and Charles Heft; and one sister, Bessie Heft Sutherland.  Services were to be at 11 a.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with the Rev. Richard Wilson and the Rev. Clifton Garris officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield.
     Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 301 S. Main St., Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

Mary Ruth Long nee Kirby

Source: The Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, Tuesday, April 15, 2003
     Mary Ruth (Kirby) Long, 69, of Woodsfield, Ohio, formerly of Maryville, Tennessee, passed away Monday, April 14, 2003, at the Monroe County Care Center concluding her battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 30, 1934 in Townsend, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Zella Sarah Caylor Kirby of Maryville, Tenn., and the late Arthur Sherman Kirby.
     She was a graduated of Everett High School of '52 in Maryville, Tennessee, a member of the First Baptist Church, Woodsfield; a member of the Woodsfield Chapter #268 Order of Eastern Star, serving 12 years as secretary, former member of the Monroe County Health Planning Council, Past Guardian of Bethel #78 of the International Order of Job's Daughters. She owned and operated Long's fabric in Woodsfield for 28 years and also worked for rural family living as a sewing instructor.
     Preceded in death by her father, Arthur Sherman Kirby, three brothers-in-law: Jack Brown, Dallas Long and Marvin Long; two sisters-in-law: Elnora McClanahan and Iva Kirby; one niece, Brenda Brown Lindsey.
     Surviving are her mother, Zella Sarah Caylor Kirby of Maryville, Tennessee; her husband of 50 years, John H. Long, Jr. of Woodsfield, son of the late Lorena Jane (Clemens) and John Hartsell Long, Sr., of Maryville, Tennessee; four daughters: Deborah Day and her husband Ned, Woodsfield, Angela Rice and her husband Earl, Woodsfield, Sheila McKee and her husband Brian, Clarington, and Sarah Smith and her husband Ty, Powhatan Point, Ohio; two brothers: Wilford Kirby and his wife Dolly, and Bill Kirby, both of Tennessee; three sisters, Juanita Davis and her husband Jack, Violet Brown and Rowena Long and her husband Paul, all of Tennessee; eight grandchildren: Betsy (Day) Phillips and her husband Kevin; Erica Day, Linsly Rice, Courtney Rice, Morgan McKee, Adam McKee, Jennifer Smith and Zachary Smith.
     Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio. Funeral service, 11 a.m., Thursday, April 16, 2003, at the First Baptist Church of Woodsfield, with Pastor Travis Smalley and Evangelist Sam Bartrug officiating. Interment in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.  Eastern Star Services, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the funereal home.

 Mildred Grandi nee Keiser

Source: The Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated Tuesday, April 15, 2003
     Mildred Alice Grandi, 84, of Jerusalem, Ohio, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at Barnesville Hospital. She was born April 20, 1918, in Bolivar, Ohio, a daughter of the late Walter Scott Keiser and Myrtle Iona Stephan Keiser. Mildred worked many years with her husband, Gus, in the family business, Grandi Trucking, she loved baking, quilting and embroidery, and was a Methodist by faith.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, August (Gus) Grandi, three infant children, Joan, Melva Louise and Melvin Louis Grandi; five sisters, Florence McFeeders, Melva Conklin, Ethel Lorenz, Dorothy McConaughy and Glenda Inherst; brothers, Kenneth Keiser, Virgil Keiser, and Mildred Keiser.
     Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Karl (Linda) Reischman, of Quaker City, Mrs. Rodney (Betty) Kahrig of Woodsfield, Mrs. Ray (Mary) Carpenter of Batesville, and Mrs. Paul (Esther) Riley of Senecaville; four grandchildren, Petty Officer, Charles (Chip) Jones II of Hawaii, Kevin Louis Jones of Cambridge, Kristal Kahrig of Woodsfield, and Jamie Alice Riley of Senecaville; one sister, Geraldine Miller of Barnesville, several nieces and nephews.
     Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main St., Barnesville, where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Rusty Atkinson officiating. Burial follow in Boston Cemetery.
     Memorial contributions to the Somerset Twp. Community Park, c/o Diane Blattler, 56783 Somerton Highway, Barnesville, Ohio 43713, or the Somerton VFD, c/o Steve Wharton Somerton Rt., Barnesville, Ohio 43713.

 

Randy Edmond Stimpert

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Tuesday, April 15, 2003
     LEWISVILLE - Randy Edmond Stimpert, 35, of Lewisville died Sunday (April 13, 2003) at his home.  He was born Nov. 24, 1967, in Barnesville to Jerry E. and Winnie "Kate" Lucas Stimpert. He was a carpenter and was a member of the Woodsfield Nazarene Church. He was a four-wheeler enthusiast.
     He is survived by his wife, Jody Blackstone Stimpert; one son, Darren Stimpert at home; two daughters, Melissa Stimpert and Melanie Stimpert, both at home; his parents of Lewisville; and two sisters, Marsha Pittman of Lewisville and Vickie Nalley of Summerfield.
     He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, George and Zelda Stimpert; and his maternal grandparents, Charles and Bessie Lucas.
     Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Woodsfield Church of the Nazarene at 223 Maple Ave., Woodsfield, with the Rev. William Graham and the Rev. Dave Langdon officiating. Burial is at the convenience of the family. Bauer-Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield is in charge of arrangements.

 

Mary Jo Crist nee Keyes

Source: The Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated April 21, 2003
      WOODSFIELD - Mary Jo Crist, 67, of Old Brick Road died Friday (April 18, 2003) at the Monroe County Care Center. She was born Feb. 23, 1936, in Columbus to William and Edna Ketterer Keyes. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Woodsfield, a lifetime member of Woodsfield Garden Club and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post 5303.
     She is survived by her husband, Myrle Crist; one son, Rick Crist and his wife, Tamie, of Nashua, N.H.; one daughter, Mollie Davis and her husband, Richard, of Woodsfield; and four grandchildren, Alissa and Joshua Crist, and Bradley and Brandon Davis.
     She was preceded in death by an infant son, Eric Russell Crist, in 1970; and her parents.
     Memorial services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church on North Main Street, Woodsfield, with the Rev. Dwaine Dennis and the Rev. Patricia Christ officiating. Burial is at the convenience of the family. Friends will be received at the church from 1 p.m. Wednesday until time for the services. Bauer-Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield is in charge of arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1580 King Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43212.

 

Donald Dimmerling

Source: The Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated Wednesday, April 23, 2003
     Donald C. "Don" Dimmerling, 63, of Lewisville Road, Woodsfield, Ohio, died April 21, 2003, at the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W. Va., after a hard battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 20, 1940 in Zanesville, Ohio, the son of Marie Hill Dimmerling of Caldwell, Ohio and the late C. L. "Tip" Dimmerling.  He was a retired lineman from Ameritech and a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam Era. He was a member of the Woodsfield Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 2247 and the Woodsfield Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge.
     Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Deanna "C. Clark Dimmerling, whom he married on April 24, 1965; two sons and daughters-in-law: Darren and his wife Kathy, Drew and his wife Patty, all of Woodsfield; two brothers, Richard and his wife Leanna of Sarahsville, Ohio; Charles and his wife Kathy of Lewisville, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Don (Rose Marie) Schockling of Caldwell, Ohio, Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Gaydosik of Summerfield, Ohio; twin sister, Mrs. Donna Jean Hill of Kennonsburg, Ohio and Mrs. James (Margaret Mary) McCort of Logan, Ohio. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Brett, Tye, Brittany and Katelyn Dimmerling; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles also survive him.
     In addition to his father, Don was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Leo and Mary Dimmerling, maternal grandparents Bede and Rose Hill and a brother-in-law Dale Hill.
     Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, St. Rt. 78, West, Woodsfield, Wednesday, April 23, from 2 to 9 p.m. where services will be held Thursday, April 24, at 11 a.m. with the Father David Gaydosik officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.  Vigil service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Alton Weber

Source: The Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated Wednesday, April 23, 2003
     Alton G. Weber, 84, of Sterling House, Newark, Ohio, formerly of Woodsfield, Ohio died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at Newark. He was born May 13, 1918, in Monroe County, Ohio, a son of the late Solomon Weber and Ora Crum Weber. He was a retired employee of the Bell Telephone Company, retiring as district plant supervisor. He was a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ and also the Masonic Lodge of Woodsfield.
     Preceded in death by his wife Beatrice Beaver Weber, Oct. 1, 1998, also one sister, Grace Devoe and one brother, Frank Weber.
     Surviving are one daughter, Beverly Watson and her husband Ross, Pataskala, Ohio; four brothers, Ralph Weber, Sterling, Ohio; Merle Weber, Phoenix, Arizona; Edsel Weber, Lakeland, Florida and Roger Weber, Wadsworth, Ohio; three grandchildren: Gregory Watson and his wife Donna, Todd Watson and his wife Diane, and Heath Watson; four great grandchildren: Sandra, Brittney, Courtney and Brenton.
     Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 12 noon until time of service at 1 p.m., Friday, April 25, 2003, at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, Ohio, with Minister Loran Dace and Keith Jones, officiating. Interment in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

David James Lancaster

Source: Marietta Times, dated Saturday, April 26, 2003 Woodsfield teen dies in crash on Ohio 26
     David James Lancaster, 15, of Woodsfield, a freshman at Monroe Central High School, was killed after school Thursday, two miles north of Woodsfield on Ohio 26, when he apparently lost control of the car he was driving and struck a tree. Two passengers, a boy and a girl, also minors, were injured in the one-car accident, but treated and released, one at a Columbus hospital, the other at Barnesville Hospital.  The accident was reported at 3:35 p.m. by a nearby resident who heard the crash.
     Lancaster did not have an Ohio driver's license or even a temporary permit, Trooper Joe Weaver, of the St. Clairesville post of the Ohio Highway Patrol, investigating officer, said Friday. Also, Lancaster was not wearing a seat belt, likely the reason he was partially ejected from the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser he was driving.  "The thing is, we don't think he would have been killed, or even seriously injured, if he had been wearing a seat belt," Weaver said.  The officer said head injuries as a result of the crash are likely the cause of death.
     One of the boy's passengers remembers wearing a seat belt; the other had no recollection, the officer said. Their injuries were minor, although one was taken to Columbus by Life Flight before being treated and released.  Weaver said at this time excessive speed is suspected as the cause of Lancaster losing control.  "It looks like he lost control of the vehicle, overcorrected, rolled and went off the right side of the road, finally struck a tree, and the car ended up on its top," the officer said.
     Friends will be received at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, with services at 1 p.m. Monday. Pastor Bob McQuellen is officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery.
     Lancaster, the son of John Jones, of Stow, and Sharon Montgomery Jones, of Woodsfield, was born in Steubenville Sept. 1, 1987. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are three sisters, Ashley Lancaster, of Woodsfield; Tiffany Jones and Kimberly Jones, both of Stow; a brother, Jesse Jones, of Stow; maternal grandparents, David and Sandra Montgomery, of Woodsfield; and paternal grandparents, Dean and Sue Jones, of Rootstown.

 

Cora J. Ankrom nee Jackson

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Thursday, April 24, 2003
     WOODSFIELD - Cora J. Ankrom, 74, of the Monroe County Care Center died at 4:16 p.m. Wednesday (April 23, 2003) at the center.  She was born Aug. 31, 1928, near Woodsfield to Jerry and Ida Baker Jackson. She was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith.
     She is survived by two sons, Richard Ankrom and his wife, Connie, and Paul Ankrom and his wife, Rita, all of Woodsfield; one daughter-in-law, Sandra Ankrom of Woodsfield; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Hila F. Ankrom; two sons, Hiram Ankrom and Earl Ankrom; her parents; one brother, Ole Jackson; three half sisters, Margaret Daniels, Martha Koontz and Estella Griffith; and one half brother, Lewis Jackson.
     Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with the Rev. Earnest Hulsey officiating. Burial is in Neuhart Cemetery near Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Cody Michelle Stoneking

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Thursday, April 24, 2003
     WOODSFIELD - Cody Michelle Stoneking, infant daughter of Michael Todd and Denise Sawyers Stoneking of Woodsfield, died Tuesday (April 22, 2003) at Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, W.Va.  In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Shelby Lyn Sawyers of Woodsfield and Tori Hall of St. Clairsville; maternal grandparents, Dennis and Marilyn Sawyers of Hannibal; paternal grandfather, Raymond (Sharon) Stoneking of New Martinsville, W.Va.; paternal grandmother, Debbie (Mike) Pandelos of Martins Ferry, Ohio; maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Anna Mae Sawyers of Powhatan Point; and paternal
great-grandmother, Lucille Stoneking of New Martinsville.
     Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Hannibal United Methodist Church with the Rev. Diana Guyette and the Rev. Wendy Erb officiating. Burial is in Hannibal. The family will receive friends from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound St., Sardis.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Hannibal United Methodist Church, Box 187, Hannibal, Ohio 43931.

 

Bryan L. Flynn

Source: The Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated Thursday, April 24, 2003
     Bryan L. Flynn, 30, of Old National Road, Barnesville, Ohio, died Tuesday evening. He was born June 9, 1972, in Cambridge, Ohio. Bryan was a 1990 graduate of Shenandoah High School and employed at Monogram Metals in Byesville.
     He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bay and Eva Goodhart.  Surviving are his wife, Cindy Davis Flynn; parents, William and Kay Flynn of Calais, Ohio; a son, Cody Flynn of the home; two stepsons, Michael Doudna of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Todd Doudna of the home; one stepdaughter, Alyssa Doudna of the home; grandparents, Frank and Josephine Christman of Woodsfield, Ohio; a brother, Billy Flynn of Calais, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.
     Friends will be received Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, Ohio, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Evan. M. Gale Yoho officiating. Burial follows in Crestview Cemetery.

 

JoAnn Kernan

Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, dated Saturday, April 26, 2003
     JoAnn Kernan 1938-2003 - WOODSFIELD - Joann Kernan, 65, of Woodsfield, died Thursday (April 24, 2003) at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
     Friends may call 4 to 9 p.m. today (Friday) and 9 until the time of services, 11 a.m., Saturday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield. Russell Atkinson will officiate. Rebekah Lodge services will be 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville.

H. Normajean Jones

Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, dated Saturday, April 26, 2003

H. Normajean Jones 1932-2003 - WOODSFIELD - H. Normajean Jones, 71, of Woodsfield, died Thursday (April 24, 2003) at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Woodsfield. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. William J. Moran officiating. Burial will follow in
Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Kathryn A. Davis nee Watkins

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Monday, April 28, 2003
     WOODSFIELD - Kathryn A. Davis, 49, of Woodsfield died Sunday (April 27, 2003) at her home after a battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 3, 1954, in East Liverpool to Harry and Arlene Watkins. She was a maid supervisor and inspector in Las Vegas, Nev., and attended River of Life Assembly of God Church at Woodsfield.
     She is survived by her husband, James E. Davis of Woodsfield; two sons, Jeffrey Allen Davis and James Christopher Davis, both of Las Vegas; one daughter, Fay Ellen Williams of Las Vegas; one brother, Harry Watkins and his wife, Kathy, of Rogers, Ohio; two sisters, Donna Johnson and her husband, Michael, of East Liverpool, Ohio, and Margie Henry of Chicago, Ill.; 12 grandchildren, Cecily, Cynthia, Christopher, Mathew, Daniel, Ashley, Tyler, Alexander, Destiny, Jacob, Zoe and Hannah; her caregivers, Virgie Cajka, Connie Harriman and Teresa Dozier; six nieces; one nephew; and numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
     She was preceded in death by one son, Mathew Aaron Davis; her parents; and her foster mother, Ethel Mitchell.
     Services are at 8 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Pastor Lloyd Hill officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Charles Palmer

Source: The Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated Monday, April 28, 2003
     Charles B. Palmer, 74, of Keylor Road, Woodsfield, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born May 3, 1937, in Columbus, Ohio, a son of the late Basil Palmer and Vera Tillet Palmer.  Charles was retired, a member of the Beallsville First Christian Church, he served his country during World War II in the Army, a member of the Barnesville VFW, and the Monroe County CB Club.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Henthorn Palmer, his second wife, Doris Johnson Palmer, an infant granddaughter; two brothers, Roger and George Palmer, half- brothers, James Smith and Leroy and Victory Rowley; a sister, Jane Palmer Mellott and a half-sister, Gertrude Rowley Truax.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ray (Phyllis) Ady of Marshallville, Ohio and Mrs. Greg (Shirley) Brown of Woodsfield; a son, Charles (Chuck) and wife Linda Palmer of Barnesville; a step-daughter, Crystal Thomas of Massillon, an adopted son, Edward Pittman of Wooster; 13 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren, 1 great, great grandchild; a sister, Shelvie Boles of Beallsville; a brother, Lawrence (Sonny) Palmer of Woodsfield and a half-brother, Hubert Rowley of Barnesville.
     Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main St., Barnesville, where services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Minister Wayne Clark officiating. Burial in Jerusalem Cemetery, with full military graveside services by Belmont County Council VFW.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Schiffer Cancer Center, c/o Wheeling Medical Park Hospital, or the American Red Cross.

 

Thelma I. Covert nee Cunningham

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Tuesday, April 29, 2003
     WOODSFIELD - Thelma I. Covert, 70, of Roy Watson Road died Sunday (April 27, 2003) at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.  She was born Aug. 29, 1932, in New Matamoras to James and Goldie Moore Cunningham. She was a graduate of Kent State University and was a cosmetology teacher at Wayne County Vocational School. She was also the owner of Covert's Antiques of Woodsfield.
     She is survived by her husband, Paul Covert; one son, Paul Michael Covert and his wife, Tracie, of Massillon; one daughter, Linda Sims and her husband, Lewis, of Canton; two brothers, Dean Cunningham of Columbus and James Cunningham of Roanoke, Va.; two sisters, Helen Dennis of Ravenswood, W.Va., and Joan Bradley of West Haven, Conn.; four grandchildren, Amy, Amber and Mathew Lang, and Sarah Covert; and eight great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert Cunningham.
     Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home at 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield. Burial is in Plainview Cemetery near Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Bernice L. McGilton nee Holland
Source: The Marietta Times, dated May 1, 2003
     BEALLSVILLE - Bernice L. McGilton, 94, of Beallsville died Wednesday (April 30, 2003) at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Woodsfield.  She was born March 4, 1909, in Coats Station, Ohio, to Clarence Holland and Chloe Smith Holland. She had owned a farm near Beallsville and was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.
     She is survived by one son, Clarence McGilton and his wife, Toni, of Beallsville.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Hayden George McGilton, in 1959; her parents; and two sisters, Hilda Hall and Zella Crum.
     Graveside services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery with Pastor Gale Lauderman officiating. Friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield.
     There will be a meal at Beallsville United Methodist Church in Beallsville after the service.

 

Audrey A. Craig nee Griffon
Source: The Marietta Times dated Tuesday, May 20, 2003
     SARDIS - Audrey A. Craig, 61, of 46088 Dogskin Road died at 5:17 a.m. Sunday (May 18, 2003) at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, W.Va. She was born Dec. 16, 1941, near Sardis to John and Nellie Matthews Griffon. She was a homemaker and a member of Locust Grove United Methodist Church near Sardis.
     She is survived by her husband, Paul E. Craig, whom she married on March 29, 1960; two daughters, Rhonda Lancaster and her husband, Richard, of Antioch, Ohio, and Rita Craig and her fiancé, Richard Smith, of Columbus; one son, Darren Craig at home; two brothers, Eugene Griffon and his wife, Norma, of Hannibal and Boyd Griffon and his wife, Elaine, of North Carolina; four grandchildren, Laken Lancaster, Mallory Lancaster, Sierra Lancaster and Matthew Lancaster; one sister-in-law, Brenda Griffon of Sardis; and several nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Gale Griffon.
     Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with the Rev. Frank Conley officiating. Burial is in West Union Cemetery near Sardis. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 


James 'Fish' Howard Piatt
Source: The Marietta Times dated Wednesday, May 21, 2003
    GRAYSVILLE - James "Fish" Howard Piatt, 70, of Hartshorn Ridge died Tuesday (May 20, 2003) at his home.  He was born Aug. 24, 1932, in Monroe County to John C. and Golda Hendershot Piatt. He was a Korean War veteran. He was retired from Conalco Aluminum Corp. at Hannibal and was actively involved in the Monroe County Fair Board for many years.
     He is survived by one son, James "Pete" C. Piatt of Georgia; two daughters, Linda May Rush and her husband, Randy, of Miltonsburg, Ohio, and Anna Christene Hoskinson and her husband, Donnie, of Woodsfield; four grandchildren, Darren L. Hines, Melissa D. Hoskinson, Matthew D. Hoskinson and Michele A. Hoskinson; and one great-grandchild, Tyler L. Hines.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Lucille Piatt; an infant child at birth; one sister, Helena Cline; and one brother, Walter Piatt.
     Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Harold Kinney officiating. Burial is in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Graysville. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Faye L. Miller nee Harkins
Source: The Marietta Times, dated Saturday, May 24, 2003
     ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Faye L. Miller, 75, of 117 Pine Knoll Terrace, formerly of Woodsfield, died at 7:55 p.m. Thursday (May 22, 2003) at Cambridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Cambridge. She was born March 25, 1928, in Blairsville, Ga., to Van Lee and Nina Pearl Reese Harkins. She was a homemaker and a Catholic by faith.
     She is survived by four daughters, Brenda Alt and her husband, Gregory, of Wake Forest, N.C., Karen Warner and her husband, Dennis, of Kimbolton, Barbara Ackerman and her husband, John, of Woodsfield and Sharon Eikleberry and her husband, Roy "Skip," of St. Clairsville; one son, Daniel Miller and his wife, Kim, of Hagerstown, Md.; one sister, Charlene Gallagher of Canton; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene F. Miller, on Aug. 3, 1982; her parents; an infant brother, Hobart Harkins; and one sister, Evelyn Harkins.
     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 will follow in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Miltonsburg. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield. Vigil services are at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Dale Ray Peterson

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Wednesday, May 28, 2003
     WOODSFIELD - Dale Ray Peterson, 72, of Bondi Ridge Road died Saturday (May 24, 2003) at his home. He was born April 11, 1931, in Belmont County to Leroy and Elsie Morris Peterson. He was a retired 35-year employee of Ormet Corp. at Hannibal. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of First Baptist Church of Woodsfield.
     He is survived by three daughters, Thelma Forshey and her husband, Terry, Georgia Rohal and Cindy Peterson, all of Woodsfield; one sister, Cleda May and her husband, Bill, of Woodsfield; one brother, Vincent Peterson and his wife, Dinah, of Fowler, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Danny Stewart and his wife, Stacy, David Stewart and his wife, Cheryl, Tammy Jones and her husband, John, Jackie Rohal, Georgia Mae Stephens, Jay Rohal and Tarrin Haslam and her husband, Clyde; and 13 great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Thomas Peterson, in March 1992; two brothers, Rex and Cecil Peterson; and one granddaughter, Tricia Forshey.
     Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with the Rev. Tommy Mills officiating. Burial is in Goudy
Cemetery near Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Lynn Albanese

Source:  The Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated    Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Lynn Garnet Albanese, 55, of Woodsfield, died Thursday, May 22, 2003, at her home.  She was born Feb. 6, 1948 in Martins Ferry, a daughter of Ernest L. (Sr.) and Hazel V. Johnson Albanese.

Lynn was a Special Education Teacher at the Monroe Achievement Center in Woodsfield, a member of the Buchanan Presbyterian Church in Lewisville where she was a member of the Session. She graduated from the Union Local High School in 1966 and Ohio University in 1970. Lynn received a master's degree from Ohio University.

Lynn is survived by her parents, residents of Lloydsville (Belmont), one son, Robert W. Balney of San Francisco, Calif.; one daughter, Captain Shannon Stambersky and her husband, Lt. Peter, stationed in Baghdad, Iraq; one brother, Ernest L. Albanese, Jr. and his wife, Mary Ann of South Orange, New Jersey and one sister, Cynthia Peroni and her husband, Frank of Phoenix, Arizona.

Family and friends will be received at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 204 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m., where services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Connie Garlique officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Cemetery in St. Clairsville.  For those who are unable to attend services, online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhome. com.

Scott Newsome
Source: The Marietta Times, dated Saturday, May 31, 2003

LEWISVILLE - Scott Newsome, 65, of 34070 Township 55, Lewisville, died at 4:42 a.m. Friday (May 30, 2003) at Regency Hospital of Akron in Barberton.  He was born Nov. 24, 1937, in Pikeville, Ky., to Lonza and Nellie Hamilton Newsome. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a retired forklift operator for the Ford Motor Co. in Cleveland and was a member of American Legion in Beallsville, and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge in Woodsfield.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Pierce Newsome, whom he married on May 21, 1982; his mother of Pikeville; three sons, Preston Newsome of Jerusalem, Ohio, David Newsome at home and Kelly Newsome and his wife, Cindy, of Kent; two daughters, Rhonda Butler of Cuyahoga Falls, and Kimberly Holcomb and her husband, Tim, of Tallmadge; three brothers, Clyde Newsome and his wife, Norma, of Lewisville, Millard Newsome and his wife, Rose, of Robinson Creek, Ky., and Jimmy Newsome and his wife, Gail, of Virgie, Ky.; two sisters, Shirley Branham and her husband, Vernie, of Akron and Joann Little and her husband, Daryl, of
Virgie; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield. Friends will then be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Lucas-Hall Funeral Home in Robinson Creek, Ky., where services will be at 1 p.m. Monday with Don Blake Little and others officiating. Burial will follow in Newsome Family Cemetery at Booker Fork, Ky., with full military graveside services.

 

Gene Robert Randall

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Tuesday, June 10, 2003

WOODSFIELD - Gene Robert Randall, 63, of Township Highway 116, Woodsfield, died Friday (June 6, 2003) at New Lexington, Ohio.  He was born Oct. 2, 1939, in McWhorter, W.Va., to James Henry and Arnette Elsie Wright Randall. He was retired from Conalco Corp. in Hannibal.  He was a member of the Methodist church, Woodsfield Veterans of Foreign Wars, Moose Lodge, Eagles Lodge and American Legion.

He is survived by one son, Randy Randall and his wife, Becky, of Beallsville; four daughters, Cindy Schumacher and her husband, Tony, of Malaga, Lisa Wollenberg and her husband, Patrick, of New Lexington, Ohio, Teresa Lucas and her husband, Wade, of Coshocton, and Becky Shriver and her husband, Sam, of Beallsville; three brothers, Jack Randall of Campbellsburg, Ky., Tom Randall of Somerton, and Rex Randall of Laings, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Floyd (Marjorie) Mann of Woodsfield and Louise Randall of Bridgeport, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Richard Randall and Edward Randall.

Memorial services are at 4 p.m. Friday at the Woodsfield United Methodist Church, 136 N. Main St., Woodsfield, with the Rev. Clark Kandle officiating.
Friends will be received at the church from 3 p.m. Friday until time for the services. Bauer-Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield is in charge of arrangements.

 

Ruth Alice Bintz

Source: Cadiz, Harrison Hearld, dated Saturday, June 14, 2003

Ruth Alice Bintz, 80, of South Main Street, New Athens and Lewisville, Ohio, died on June 11 in Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz.

Born in Marietta on March 3, 1923, she was the daughter of the late James Sherman and Maggie Mary Wilson Phelps.

Ruth Alice was a loving and devoted wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. Throughout her life she was an avid musician. She sang with her sisters in a trio and in choirs and also played the organ for her church. She was a faithful member of the New Athens United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Clarence G. Bintz; her parents; and two brothers, Frederick Samuel and Dillen Delroy Phelps.

With pride and love, we remain behind: two sisters, Mary Martha Gray of Killeen, Texas, and Annabelle (Tom) Weekley of Dade City, Fla.; one brother, Alton Emerson Phelps of Marietta; two sons, James and Nancy Bintz of New Athens; Dale and Cindy Bintz of Moorefield; one daughter, Sandy and Sam Webb of New Athens; three grandsons, J.R. Webb of New Athens, Brian Bintz of Newcomerstown and Ben (Dorie) Bintz of Colerain-Mt. Pleasant Road; three granddaughters, Jaime (Rick) Ross of Bellaire, Josie (Josh) McKitrick of Cutler, Ohio, and Kerri (Adam) Kaurich of Moorefield; and five great-grandchildren: Brendon, Wesley, Cameron, Andrea and Maddi.

Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, 172 S Main St., Cadiz. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the New Athens United Methodist Church, with Rev. Charles Mehl and Rev. William Hibbs officiating. Burial will follow at Longview Cemetery, New Athens.

The family invites everyone to join them at the New Athens United Methodist Church Annex following the service for fellowship and remembrance. Memorial Contributions may be made to the New Athens United Methodist Church, c/o Anna Belle Watson, P.O. Box 67, New Athens, Ohio, 43981. The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com.

 

Ralph Poulton

Source: The Martins Ferry Times Leader, dated Saturday, June 14, 2003

Ralph Poulton, 81, of Columbus, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He is survived by wife of 55 years, Beryl, children Dennis (Kathy) Poulton of Cincinnati, Jeffrey (Sharon) Poulton of Columbus, Deanna (Steve) Butherus of Greeley, Colo., Fred Poulton of Columbus; seven grandchildren, Erica, Scott, Kendra, Cory Poulton; Sarah, Rachel, Daniel Butherus; sister, Ethel (Delven) Devore; double cousins, Ruth Salisbury and Ruby Briggs.  Preceded in death by parents, Fred and Pearle Poulton and brothers, Edgar and Charles Poulton.

Ralph was born in 1921 in the town of Rinard Mills, Monroe County, Ohio. Throughout his youth, he worked in a family-owned country store, brothers married sisters, lived in twin houses next to the store and ran a successful business.  Ralph graduated from Graysville High School and Marietta College with a Phi Beta Kappa/summa cum laude in mathematics and economics. He entered the armed forces as a meteorologist, serving on the island of Kwajalein in the South Pacific. After returning from the Army, he taught math at Woodsfield High School.

He married Beryl McHugh in 1948 and moved to Columbus, where he acquired his master's degree in probability and statistics at OSU. His processional life was spent in the insurance business. The Poultons joined North Broadway United Methodist Church in 1950 and have been active participants since that time. Ralph was a gentle, loving, devoted husband, father and grandfather. Family came first. He was always there to help whenever needed.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 14, 3 p.m. at North Broadway United Methodist Church with Rev. Edwin Lewis officiating, with visiting hours 1 to 3 p.m. Viewing will be Sunday, June 15, noon to 2 p.m. at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield, Ohio. Graveside services 2 p.m. Sunday in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North Broadway UMC Memorial Fund, 48 E.N. Broadway, Columbus, Ohio.

 

William E. 'Ernie' Horn

Source: The Marietta Times, dated June 17, 2003

LEWISVILLE, Ohio - William E. "Ernie" Horn, 62, of 40832 Creighton Ridge Road died Friday (June 13, 2003) in Columbus.  He was born April 29, 1941, near Kermit, W.Va. He was a self-employed contractor for Horn Home Improvement Co. in Columbus and Lewisville. He was a member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his companion of 20 years, Sonja Hawkins of Lewisville; three daughters, Tammy Horn, Paula Horn and Tonya Horn; two sisters, Edna Mayhorn of Columbus and Opal Whitmore of Mansfield; one brother, Alfred Lowe and his wife, Ginny, of Tennessee; and several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield. Burial is in Stafford Cemetery in Stafford. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Ella Viola Kahrig nee Christman

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Wednesday, June 18, 2003

LEWISVILLE - Ella Viola Christman Kahrig, 97, of Skin Creek Road died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) at the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield. She was born Feb. 23, 1906, in Lewisville, Seneca Township, to Jacob and Mary Ackerman Christman. She was an avid homemaker and gardener and enjoyed working with flowers. She was a member of Woodsfield Church of Christ.

She is survived by eight sons, Herman Kahrig of Barnesville, Lester Kahrig of Pataskala, Virgil Kahrig of Marshallville, Ohio, Rodney Kahrig of Woodsfield, Francis Kahrig of Canton, Kenneth Kahrig of Jerusalem, Lloyd Kahrig of New Pittsburgh, Ohio, and William Kahrig of Lewisville; five daughters, Martha Uppole of Lewisville, Dortha Matz of Dalton, Ohio, Vera Crock of Massillon, Leora Cruise of Oklahoma and Doris Kahrig of Rittman; 32 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Kahrig, whom she married on Oct. 9, 1924; one son, Roger Kahrig; three grandchildren; one granddaughter by marriage; six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Homer, Herman, Harry and Henry "Clem" Christman; one sister, Freda Renker; and one daughter-in-law.

Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Minister Harry Summers officiating. Burial is in Friendship Cemetery in Lewisville. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodsfield Church of Christ, 860 Lewisville Road, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793; or the Lewisville Fire Department in care of Bob Blackstone, 46089 Ohio 145, Lewisville, Ohio 43754.

 

Margaret O. Kurtz nee Morris

Margaret O. Kurtz, 68, Newark, Ohio, died Wednesday at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, a daughter of the late Oscar and Mary V. Taylor Morris.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Kurtz and numerous brothers and sisters.

Surviving are two sons; Frank Kurtz and wife Rose and Dean Kurtz, all of Newark; numerous brothers and sisters; and two grandchildren: Brannon and Jamie.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 n. Chestnut St. Barnesville, Ohio, where services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, with Rev. Robert Knox officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Cemetery, Barnesville

 

Margery E. Weisend nee Yeagle

The Marietta Times, Monday, June 23, 2003

WOODSFIELD - Margery E. Weisend, 86, of 117 Home Ave. died at 10:50 p.m.
Friday (June 20, 2003) at her home. She was born March 13, 1917, near Fulda, Ohio, to Ignatius and Estella Sorg
Yeagle. She was a housewife and mother.  She was a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Woodsfield, where she
was a member of the Catholic Women's Club, St. Francis Society, Purgatorial Society and the St. Vincent-DePaul Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Neil C. Weisend, on Nov. 19, 2002; one son, Donald Weisend; her parents; and two sisters, Edith Block and Lucy Freese.

She is survived by three daughters, Jan Hunt and her husband, Alan, of Marietta, Doris Mallett and her husband, Merle, of Columbus, and Judith Weisend of Green, Ohio; two sons, Robert Weisend and his wife, Irene, of Portland, Ore., and Rich Weisend of Reno; one sister, Regina Schockling of Pittsburgh, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; eight
stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Woodsfield with the Rev. Jason Prati, the Rev. Victor Cinson and the Rev. Thomas Petronek as the celebrants. Burial is in St. Sylvester Catholic Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield, where vigil services
will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. today.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sylvester Catholic Church, 330 S. Main St., Woodsfield, Ohio 43793; or to the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in care of the activity department, Airport Road, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

Myra Lorena Anderson nee Morris
Source: The Marietta Times, dated Wednesday, June 25, 2003

ZANESVILLE - Myra Lorena Anderson, 96, of Zanesville, formerly of Graysville, died Tuesday (June 24, 2003) at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born March 7, 1907, near Graysville to Andrew Spencer Morris and Zelda Pearl Kinkade Morris. She was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ for more than 80 years.  She married Cars Alexander Anderson on Sept. 1, 1927. He died April 13, 1983.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ray (Rosalie) Coss and Mrs. Fred (Ruth) Woodyard, both of Zanesville; one son, Willis Anderson and his wife, Betty, of Graysville; two sisters, Mrs. Orpha (Mildred) Vess of Lower Salem and Mrs. Ray (Ethel) Sullivan of Columbus; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; and six brothers, William Alfonzo Morris, Earl Morris, Edward Morris, Isaac Morris, Maywood Morris and an infant brother.

Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home at 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Minister Harold Kinney officiating. Burial is in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Graysville. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Ernest F. Young

Ernest F. young, 96, 600 S. Market St., Loudonville, died May 19, 2003, in Colonial Manor Health Care Center.  He was born April 7, 1907, in Monroe County, the son of the late Heinrich “Henry: and Anna Weber Young.

He lived in Loudonville since 1968, having moved from Shreve and enjoyed woodworking and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He had been employed as an oil worker, a farmer, and a carpenter as well as being employed by Pennsylvania Railroad and Mansfield Sanitary Products.  He was a member of the Loudonville Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Carrie Shambaugh Young, whom he married on April 27, 1968; three sons and wives, Wilbert Dale and Judy Young, of Ft. Myers, Fla., Lloyd Henry and Linda Young, of Wooster, Ernest W. Young, Jr., of Wooster; step-son and wife, Thomas and Joycelyn Miller, of Loudonville; three daughters and husbands, Virginia Nave, of Loudonville, Gertrude and George Straits, of Millersburg, Susan and Delbert Howman, of Ashland; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a great great granddaughter

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Fishburn Young in 1962; three brothers, George, Charlie and Raymond Young

Friends were received May 23 at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, where funeral services were held May 24, with Rev. Glen Hurdle and Rev. Dave Kochler officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc., Ashland County Branch, 920 Hoover Dr., Ashland, OH  44805.

 

Elsie L. Robbins nee Harris

Source: The Marietta Times: dated, Monday, July 7, 2003

WOODSFIELD - Elsie L. Robbins, 74, of 141 Maple Ave. died at 10:10 p.m. Thursday (July 3, 2003) at East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

She was born Dec. 30, 1928, near Madisonville, Tenn., to Ulis G. and Nancy Elizabeth Myers Harris. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Woodsfield. She was an honorary and charter member of the Woodsfield Emergency Squad for 17 years. She was a former Avon representative for 24 years.  She is survived by her husband, Donald C. Robbins, whom she married on Nov. 12, 1947; two daughters, Nancy Ashley Brewington of Hampton, Va., and Teresa Robbins of St. Clairsville, Ohio; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by two sons, George Carlyle Robbins in infancy and Donald C. Robbins Jr.; her parents; two brothers, James Harris and Burl Harris; and one grandson, W. Kyle Boughner.

There are no services. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield at the convenience of the family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodsfield Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 653, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

Francis Edgar 'Fritz' Weber

Source: The Marietta Times, dated, Friday, July 4, 2003

VIENNA, W.Va. - Francis Edgar "Fritz" Weber, 74, of 1303 20th St., Vienna, died at 10:53 a.m. Wednesday (July 2, 2003) at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg.

He was born Aug. 9, 1928, in Lewisville, Ohio, to John and Jennie Pearl Wihler Weber. He was a retired supervisor for the Ohio Oil Gathering Corp. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was also an avid golfer and Ohio State Buckeye fan.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Whitlock Weber, whom he married March 30, 1996; one son, Terry Weber and his wife, Teresa, of Reader, W.Va.; one daughter, Toni Weber of Woodsfield; one brother, Dennis Weber of Lewisville; five sisters, Delores Strickling of Grove City, Ohio, Eileen Cline of Lewisville, Vera Van Meter of Kent, Ohio, Eleanor Farkas of Massillon and Melba Tuel of Tallmadge, Ohio; one granddaughter, Alyson Weber; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Eugene, Lloyd, Roy and Wilbur Weber; and one sister, Thelma Anderson.

Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with the Rev. Keith Hostutler officiating. Burial will follow in Buchanan Cemetery near Lewisville with full military graveside services. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

 

Robert D. Kelley

Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, Ohio, dated Thursday, July 17, 2003
ROBERT D. KELLEY 1914-2003 - WOODSFIELD - Robert D. Kelley, 89, of Woodsfield, died Tuesday (July 15, 2003) at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 1 p.m. Friday with Don Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Bush Cemetery, Malaga.

 

Robert D. Kelley

Source:  Marietta Times, Wednesday, July 16, 2003

WOODSFIELD - Robert D. Kelley, 89, of 43886 Kelley Road died at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday (July 15, 2003) at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Woodsfield. He was born Jan. 20, 1914, near Jerusalem to William and Luella Stewart Kelley. He was a retired farmer and a member of Bush Church of Christ near Malaga, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife, Genevieve Florence Morris Kelley, whom he married on Feb. 16, 1935; five daughters, Viola Riley of Canal Winchester, Ohio, Shirley Jones of Groveport, Ohio, Wanda Hopkins of Columbus, Ruth Strong of Lexington, Ohio, and Phyllis Hurt of Woodsfield; four sons, Jack Kelley and William Kelley, both of Woodsfield, Roger Kelley of Columbus, and Ken Kelley of Pulasci, Va.; 18 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Herbert Kelley; and two sisters, Ada Martin and Elizabeth Plotner.

Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Don Thompson officiating. Burial is in Bush Cemetery in Malaga. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Stephen A. Remick

Source: The Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, July 15, 2003

Stephen A. Remick, 64, formerly of Clarington, Ohio, died Sunday, July 13, 2003. Friends will be received Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m., at the Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Dr., Clarington, Ohio, with the Rev. Richard Wilson officiating.

 

Michael Allan Goddard

Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, July 12, 2003

Goddard, Michael Allan 50, of Armstrong Mills, Ohio died Thursday, July 10, 2003 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He was born October 7, 1952 in Bellaire, Ohio the son of Glenn "Jim" Goddard and Dorothy Boston Goddard.  He was an employee of the Ohio Valley Coal Co., at Alledonia and a member of the Sons of the American Legion Squad No. 0768 in Beallsville and UMWA Local 1810.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Russell & Eula Goddard; and maternal grandfather, Paul Boston.

Surviving in addition to his parents of Armstrong Mills are two daughters, Becky Rogalski and her husband Michael, of Springboro, Ohio and Kimberly Goddard of Beallsville; two sons, Michael "Pete" Goddard of Alledonia and Justin Goddard at home; maternal grandmother Lela Boston of Armstrong Mills; two brothers Glenn Goddard of Beallsville and Dennis Goddard of Armstrong Mills; and three granddaughters, Lauren, Rachel and Julia Rogalski.

 

Lena Mae Byers nee Cline

Source: The Marietta Times, Monday, June 30, 2003

WOODSFIELD - Lena Mae Cline Byers, 87, of Monroe Manor in Woodsfield, formerly of Antioch, Ohio, died at 7:50 p.m. Saturday (June 28, 2003) at Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta.  She was born June 20, 1916, in Monroe County to Samuel F. Cline and Cora Cline. She was a member of St. Paul's Trail Run Church near Antioch.

She had just celebrated her 87th birthday at the Monroe County Care Center, where she was recuperating from pneumonia.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Kenneth D. Byers, on Jan. 3, 1994; her parents; one brother, Kermit Cline; and one sister, Roxie Harper.

She is survived by three sons, Donald L. Byers of Shadyside, Darrol C. "Bud" Byers of Woodsfield and Kenneth D. Byers Jr. of Herndon, Va.; one sister, Eloise Twynham of Port Clinton, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home at 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with the Rev. Alfred Bingenheimer officiating. Burial is in Antioch Cemetery at Antioch. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Mary Morrison nee Hines

Source: The Marietta Times, Saturday, July 26, 2003

SYCAMORE VALLEY, Ohio - Mary Morrison, 93, of 39018 Sandbar Road, Sycamore Valley, died at 6:20 a.m. Thursday (July 24, 2003) at the Marietta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Marietta.  She was born March 20, 1910, near Stafford to Nahum and Sarah "Sadie" Brown Hines. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Creighton Ridge Church of Christ near Sycamore Valley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Morrison, in 1980; her parents; two sisters, Freda McConnell and Nellie Hartshorn; one brother, Heber Hines; one stepson, Clayton Morrison; and one great-grandson, Logan Daniel Morrison.

She is survived by two sons, Larry Morrison and his wife, Barbara, of Marietta, and Mark Morrison of Woodsfield; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Creighton Ridge Church of Christ near Sycamore Valley with Dana Morrison officiating. Burial is in Creighton Ridge Cemetery in Sycamore Valley. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield and from 1 p.m. until time for the services on Sunday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Creighton Ridge Cemetery Association, 36800 Ohio 260, Sycamore Valley, Ohio 43789.


Ronnie Wehr
Source: The Times Leader, Martins Ferry, OH, dated Friday, July 25, 2003

Ronnie J. Wehr, 41, of Renker Road, Jerusalem, Ohio, died Thursday, July 24, 2003 at Barnesville Hospital. He was born May 16, 1962 in Barnesville, Ohio, a son of Estella Bintz Wehr Kalinowski and the late James Wehr. Ronnie loved to hunt and fish, and go camping. He attended East Sunsbury Baptist Church. He worked at the Ormet Corporation, was a member of the Moose, VFW and Eagles, all of Woodsfield, Ohio.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Wehr. Surviving in addition to his mother of Barnesville are his fiancee, Brenda King; a daughter, Kayla Wehr, a son, Bradley Wehr, both of Barnesville; four sisters, Phyllis Reischman of Barnesville, Brenda Ackerman of Jerusalem, Linda Young of Millfield, Ohio, and Patricia Noland of Athens, Ohio; two brothers, Thomas Wehr of Tampa, Fla., and James Wehr of Bethesda, Ohio; two aunts, Sara Smith of Barnesville and Thelma Steed of Naples, Fla., one uncle, Paul Bintz of Coshocton, Ohio and his faithful dog, Cooper.

Friends will be received Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Kelly - Kemp - Braido Funeral Home, 702 E. Main St., Barnesville, Ohio. Private services Monday, July 28, at the convenience of the family.

 


Alvin A. Bassett
Source: The Marietta Times, dated, Monday, July 28, 2003

GRAYSVILLE, Ohio - Alvin A. Bassett, 82, of Hartshorn Ridge died Saturday (July 26, 2003) at Barnesville Hospital. He was born Dec. 16, 1920, in Moundsville, W.Va., to Alvin A. and Bessie Wain Bassett Sr. He was a World War II Navy veteran and was retired from Ormet Corp. at Hannibal. He was a member of the Graysville Fire Department and Woodsfield Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Mary Ethel Cline Bassett; two sons, Roger Shannon of Woodsfield and Ross Shannon and his wife, Debbie, of Columbus; one daughter, Emma Williams and her husband, Randy, of Graysville; four grandchildren, Derek Shannon, Natalie Shannon, Travis Williams and Jacob Williams; three nieces; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Bassett; one daughter, Debbie Joe Bassett Trimmer; one brother, Hubert Bassett; and two sisters, Louella Thomas and Mary Hilda Parr.

Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Hubert Alexander and Sam Bartrug officiating. Burial is in Clarington Cemetery in Clarington, Ohio. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Dorothy Miller 

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Thursday, July 31, 2003

WOODSFIELD - Dorothy Miller, 74, of South Sycamore St. died Wednesday (July 30, 2003) at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born May 16, 1929, in Lancaster County, Pa., to Leonard and Ruth McCorkle Miller. She was retired director of the Neighborhood Service Center at Woodsfield and was a member of Woodsfield Church of Christ.

She is survived by one son, Rick Miller of Woodsfield; four brothers, Raymond Miller of Clarington, Richard Miller of Beallsville, Leonard Miller of Canton and Donald Miller of Calais; and two sisters, Shirley Froehlich of Jerusalem and Bonnie Buttery of Clarington.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Sam Bartrug officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Vernon Lee Foehrenbach

Source: The Marietta Times, dated, Friday, August 1, 2003

WOODSFIELD - Vernon Lee Foehrenbach, 53, of Woodland Court died Wednesday (July 30, 2003) at his home. He was born April 5, 1950, in Marietta to Vernon G. and Geraldine Miller Foehrenbach. He was a truck driver for Rothenbuhler Trucking.

He is survived by one son, Brandon Lee Foehrenbach of Maryland; his mother of Woodsfield; and one brother, Alan W. Foehrenbach and his wife, June, of Woodsfield.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Services are at 1 p.m. Sunday 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 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 

 

Richard Robert Crooks

Source: The Marietta Times, dated, Friday, August 1, 2003

WOODSFIELD - Richard Robert Crooks, 68, of North Main Street died Wednesday (July 30, 2003) at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born July 2, 1935, in Belmont County, Ohio, to Bruce W. Crooks and Pearl Rothwell Crooks. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5303 in Woodsfield.

He is survived by four sisters, Shirley Pittman of Beallsville, Garnet Piatt of Lewisville, Martha Lisk of St. Clairsville, and Frances Kinsey of Beallsville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Chester, Kenneth and Harold Crooks; three infant brothers; one sister, Wilma Wortman; and three infant sisters.

Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home at 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with the Rev. Dave Langdon officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield with full military services to be conducted. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

 

Lloyd E. Buckio

Source: The Marietta Times, Monday, June 23, 2003

WOODSFIELD - Lloyd E. Buckio, 92, of Guilford Avenue died Saturday (June 21, 2003) at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Jan. 20, 1911, in Monroe County to Edward A. and Cleo Claus Buckio. He was a retired employee of Pittsburgh Plate Glass at Corpus Christi, Texas. He was a Protestant by faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma E. Mong Buckio, in December 1994.

He is survived by several cousins; and a sister-in-law, Hazel Zaveson and her husband, George, of Henderson, Nev.

Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home at 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Minister Sam Bartrug officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Pauline A. Monroe

Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, dated Monday, July 21, 2003

PAULINE A. MONROE 1919-2003 - WOODSFIELD - Pauline A. Monroe, 83, of Shadyside, died Thursday (July 17, 2003) at Crestview Health Care Center in Belmont County. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home. 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with the Rev. Roger Brown officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Lee H. Christman

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Tuesday, July 22, 2003

QUAKER CITY - Lee H. Christman, 91, of 52173 Ohio 379, Quaker City, died at 12:45 a.m. today (July 22, 2003) at Barnesville Hospital in Barnesville.  He was born March 19, 1912, in Calais to John W. and Clara Ackerman Christman. He was a retired farmer and was a member of Seneca Valley Church of Christ at Calais. He enjoyed doing needlepoint pictures as a hobby.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Earley Christman, whom he married on May 19, 1934; three sons, Dale Christman and his wife, Joan, of Lewisville, Ralph Christman and his wife, Karen, of St. Joseph, Mich., and Roger Christman and his wife, Janet, of Baltimore, Ohio; two brothers, Howard Christman of Lewisville and Herbert Christman of Summerfield; three sisters, Helen Starr of Gahanna, Mary Hayes of Quaker City and Cleo Carpenter of Lewisville; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gilbert and Lester Christman; one sister, Esta Burkhart; and one daughter in infancy.

Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Frank Love officiating. Burial is in Calais Cemetery in Calais. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Edna A. Huntsman nee Morris

Source:  The Times Leader, 200 South Fourth Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio

Edna A. Huntsman, 94, of Toronto, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003 at the Crestview Health Care Center, St. Clairsville, Ohio. She was born May 2, 1909 in Middlebourne, W. Va., the daughter of the late Adloph and Emma Jean Barker Morris.

Edna was affiliated with the North River Ave., Church of Christ in Toronto; a member of the Toronto V.F.W. Auxiliary Post No. 6906. Edna retired from the former Skippers Haven Yacht Club of Toronto.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Earl Huntsman, who passed away in 1955 and whom she married Nov. 24, 1928; three sons, Charles H. (1936), Francis M. (1969) and Harry L. Huntsman (2002); one daughter, Martha Howell (1967); two brothers, three sisters, four grandsons and one great-great grandson.

Surviving are two sons, Marvin Huntsman, Sacramento, Calif., and Joseph Huntsman, Milledgeville, Ga.; five daughters, Sylvia Spencer and husband Clifford, Toronto and Betty Baker and husband Harold, Caldwell, Ohio, Thelma Hicks, Channelview, Texas, Edna Lucas and husband Francis, Bethesda, Ohio and Janet Rock and husband, James, Toronto; three sisters, Kathryn Piatt, and Bertha London, both of Ashland, Ohio and Nettie Brown, Woodsfield, Ohio; sister-in-law, Bertha Morris, Ashland, Ohio; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Friends and family will be received for visitation 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the Clarke Funeral Home, 302 Main St., Toronto.

The Toronto V.F.W. Auxiliary will conduct services at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7 p.m.  A funeral service will be held, 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003 at the funeral home with Pastor Robert Hanze officiating. Burial will follow at the Island Creek Cemetery, Church Road, Toronto.

Memorial contributions in memory of Edna may be sent to the Crestview Health Care Center Activity Fund, 68637 Bannock Road, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950.

 

Darrell J. Landefeld

Source: The Marietta times, dated Thursday, August 14, 2003

WOODSFIELD - Darrell J. Landefeld, 55, of Oaklawn Avenue died Tuesday (Aug. 12, 2003). He was born May 7, 1948, in Barnesville to Lester W. and Gladys Egger Landefeld. He was the owner and operator of Monroe Wood Products, Landefeld Trucking and Masters Garage in Woodsfield. He was a member of the Woodsfield Village Council, Ohio River Tractor Club
and Laings Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Faber Landefeld; one son, Derrick Landefeld and his wife, Beth, of Woodsfield; one daughter, Jennifer Landefeld of Woodsfield; two brothers, David Landefeld and his wife, Joyce, and Duane Landefeld and his wife, Barbara, both of Woodsfield; one sister, Patricia Antonik and her husband, Michael, of Bellaire; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Minister Charles Schultheisz officiating. Burial is in Miltonsburg Community Cemetery in Miltonsburg, Ohio. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Laings Church of Christ Building Fund, P.O. Box 24, Laings, Ohio 43752.

 

Vernon N. Weber

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Friday, August 15, 2003

HUNTSVILLE, Ohio - Vernon N. Weber, 68, of Huntsville, formerly of Lewisville, Ohio, died at 12:22 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 14, 2003) at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine, Ohio. He was born June 6, 1935, at Lewisville to Wesley T. and Emma L. Hoff Weber. He retired after 25 years from A&P, where he was a district supervisor for the Columbus Division. He was also a real estate agent and had established energy saving products in Bellefontaine.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Huntsville Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon; Elks Lodge in Russells Point; Mended Hearts at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine; and the Carnials Winnies Club.

He was an avid collector of antique tractors, which he rebuilt and showed, traveling to tractor shows with his wife and their loyal companion, Bradley.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Stoneking Weber, whom he married on July 24, 1955; one son, Tracy N. Weber of Bellefontaine; two daughters, Deborah L. Weber of Newark and Mrs. Tom (Melanie R.) Bremer of Memphis, Tenn.; one brother, Richard (Mary Jo) Weber of Cambridge; and three sisters, Mrs. Norman (Darlene) Mercer of Harrison, Ohio, Ruth Rader of Zanesville and Mrs. Gary (Wanda) Seegraves of Springfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Robert E. Weber.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine.

Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with the Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Friends will be received at the Woodsfield funeral home from 1 p.m. Monday until the time of the services. Burial is in Middle Church Cemetery near Lewisville with full military graveside services to be conducted by the Belmont County Veterans Council.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society.

 

L. Joanne Truax nee Ricer

Source: The Times Leader, dated Thursday, August 21, 2003

L. Joanne Truax, age 76, of South High Street, Woodsfield, Ohio, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003 in the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield. She was born April 23, 1927 in Monroe County, Ohio a daughter of the late Homer Ricer and Wella Moose Ricer.

She was preceded in death by one son, Dwight David Truax and an aunt, Elva Norris, two sisters, Virginia Buzzard and Martha Boggs.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Junior L. Truax, of Woodsfield; two sons: Ryan Truax and his wife Annette of Pittsburgh and Mark Truax and his wife Kathy of Woodsfield; two daughters, Sandra Sockman and her husband Jim of St. Clairsville, Jean Cross and her husband Wayne of New Martinsville; three sisters Patricia Miller and her husband Ted of Wintersville, Betty Buelich of Monroe, North Carolina, Margaret Kessler and her husband Edward of Wellston, Ohio; six grandchildren and six great - grandchildren.

Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, where services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 22, 2003 with Rev. Travis Smalley officiating. Interment in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Paul Haynes

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Tuesday, August 25, 2003

WOODSFIELD - Paul Haynes, 88, of 106 Wood Terrace died at 11:55 p.m. Monday (Aug. 25, 2003) at the Arbors at Marietta. He was born Aug. 5, 1915, in Newport to Perley and Matilda Reynolds Haynes. Haynes was a retired truck driver, school bus driver, farmer and mechanic. He was also a member of Beallsville United Methodist Church at Beallsville, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Doris A. Gibbons Haynes, whom he married on May 21, 1988.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Parr Haynes, in 1986; his parents; six brothers; and two sisters.

Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with the Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Clarence E. Busch

Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, dated, Tuesday, September 2, 2003

CLARENCE E. BUSCH 1903-2003 - WOODSFIELD - Clarence Edwin Busch, 100, of Salem, died Friday (Aug. 29, 2003) at Marietta Center for Health and Rehabilitation, Marietta.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, with Roger Rush officiating. Burial will follow in Creighton Ridge Cemetery near Sycamore Valley.

 

Eleanor Potts

Source: The Times Leader, Martins Ferry, OH, dated Thursday, September 4, 2003

Eleanor Elizabeth Potts, 87, of Long Ridge Road, Clarington, Ohio, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003 at home. She was born June 19, 1916, in Glencoe, Ohio, the daughter of the late, Everett and Edith Burkey Kocher.  She was a Methodist by faith and a member of the Rebecah Lodge, Hannibal.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Potts, a son, Robert Eugene Potts; two brothers, Roydon and John Kocher; four sisters, Waifwood Boston, Louetta Boston, Edith Wells and Anna Kocher; two grandsons, Steve Goddard and Scotty Joe Potts and a great-granddaughter, Chasity Leann Neely.

Surviving are three sons, Earl "Bud" Potts of Fremont, Ohio, Gary Potts of Jerusalem, Ohio and Herman (Darla) Potts of Woodsfield, Ohio; four daughters, Orvella (Larry) Neff of Middlebourne, W. Va., Beverly (Sam) Goddard of Clarington, Ohio, Lana (Martin) Baker of Woodsfield, Ohio and Bonnie (Tom) Detling of Tiltonsville, Ohio, a sister, Patty Emory of New Lexington, Ohio; 24 grandchildren, 38 great - grand children and three great-great grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Drive, Clarington, Ohio, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Tom Detling officiating. Interment in Emma Grove Cemetery, Hannibal, Ohio.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of donor's choice.

 

Ruth V. Moore nee Biles

Source: Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated September 5, 2003
 

Ruth V. Moore, 92, of Alledonia, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003 at Monroe
County Care Center. She was born April 20, 1911 in Armstrongs Mills, a daughter of
the late William and Mary Pugh Biles.
Ruth was a homemaker and a retired farmer, she was a member of the Armstrongs
Mills Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Johnnie
Moore, two brothers, Kenneth and Leonard Biles.

Surviving are a son Gerald (Brenda) Moore of Pomeroy, Ohio and a daughter,
Karen Moore of Massillon; two grandchildren, Jerry Moore and Lolisa Dippolito;
eight great-grand, three sisters, Katherine Fielding of Alledonia, Bernice Book
of Beallsville, and Gladys Brock of Zanesville.

Friends will be received Friday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Kelly - Kemp -
Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main St., Barnesville, where services will be held
Saturday at 11 a.m., with Minister Bud Burke officiating. Burial follows in
Beallsville Cemetery.

 

Bertha E. Brownfield

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Monday, September 15, 2003

JERUSALEM, Ohio - Bertha E. Brownfield, 84, of Jerusalem died Friday (Sept. 12, 2003) at the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield.  She was born June 11, 1919, in Monroe County to Lewis and Lulu Griffith Norris. She had been a former employee of the Barnesville Manufacturing Co. and LGAM of Woodsfield as a seamstress.

She is survived by one son, Dale Brownfield and his wife, Lorna, of Jerusalem; one daughter, Darla Kinzy and her husband, Donald, of Zanesville; one brother, Ray Norris and his wife, June, of Woodsfield; one sister, Edith Geitgey and her husband, Ellis, of North Canton, Ohio; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Brownfield, in 1996; and an infant daughter, Linda Lou.

Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield. Burial is in Jerusalem Cemetery in Jerusalem. Friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Arthur L. Miller

Source:  Marietta Times September 12, 2003

WOODSFIELD - Arthur L. Miller, 87, of Miller Road died Wednesday (Sept. 10, 2003) at the Morgantown (W.Va.) Trauma Center as a result of a farming accident.  He was born Nov. 1, 1915, in Monroe County to Leonard Miller and Anna Hughes Miller. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Miltonsburg and was a retired carpenter of Local 186 of Steubenville, Ohio. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends, pitching horseshoes and farming.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth Anna Gallagher Miller; five sons, David H. Miller at home, Gregory Arthur Miller and his friend, Barb Garey, of Woodsfield, Mark Leon Miller of Woodsfield, Alan Christopher Miller and his wife, Patti, of Stoutsville, Ohio, and Brett Joseph Miller and his wife, Wilda, of Woodsfield; five daughters, Patricia Rush and her husband, Paul, of Woodsfield, Linda Kahrig and her husband, Meredith, of Woodsfield, Wanda Monahan and her husband, James, of Barnesville, Marilyn Ruth Wells of Wooster, and Kimberly Johnston and her husband, Jim, of Powell, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Elmer (Helen) Thonen of Mount Pleasant, Ohio; 19 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Eloise Archer; and three brothers, Paul, Eugene and Henry Miller.

Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Miltonsburg with Father David Gaydosik officiating. Burial is in the church cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home at 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, where a vigil service will be held at 8:30 p.m. today.

 

Ella Elizabeth Hoskinson nee Grant

Source: The Marietta Times, dated, Monday, September 22, 2003

WOODSFIELD - Ella Elizabeth Hoskinson, 95, of West Marietta Street, Woodsfield, died Saturday (Sept. 20, 2003) at Bellaire City Hospital in Bellaire, Ohio.  She was born June 15, 1908, in Belmont County, Ohio, to John and Elizabeth Grant.

She is survived by two sons, Roy W. Hoskinson and Gary Hoskinson, both of Woodsfield; one daughter, Betty Covert of Canton; one sister, Wilda Norris of Canton; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Hoskinson, in 1973; and her parents.

Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Claude E. Baker

Source: The Marietta Times, dated, Tuesday, October 7, 2003

WOODSFIELD - Claude E. Baker, 74, of South Fourth Street died Monday (Oct. 6, 2003) at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Nov. 14, 1928, in Woodsfield to Martin Western and Lulu Frances Ricer Baker. He was a retired employee of Conalco Corp. at Hannibal. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a life member and past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5303 at Woodsfield; past president of Woodsfield Eagles Lodge 2302; and member of Beallsville American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma Dick Baker of Woodsfield; two sons, Kenneth Baker and Chris Baker; six daughters, Patricia Forshey, Debbie Koehler, Sue Eikelberry, Ora Dotson, Jacqueline Gaitors and Claudia Cox; four brothers, Charles, Floyd, Martin and Ray Baker; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Donald Baker; an infant son, Brian Keith Baker; one sister, Mary Stevens; and four brothers, Robert, John, Edwin and Paul Baker.

Military graveside services are at 11 a.m. Friday in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield, conducted by the Belmont Veterans Council.  Arrangements are by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield.

 

Everett Nelson Lowther

Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, dated Thursday, October 2, 2003

EVERETT NELSON LOWTHER 1939-2003 - Everett Nelson Lowther, 63, of Summerfield, died Tuesday (Sept. 30, 2003) at Southeastern Med in Cambridge. No calling hours or services will be held. Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Cambridge, is handling the arrangements.

Richard K. 'Dick' McElfresh
Source: The Marietta Times, dated Thursday, October 2, 2003

SUMMERFIELD - Richard K. "Dick" McElfresh, 68, of 50010 State Route 513, Summerfield, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 30, 2003) at his home. He was born April 17, 1935, in Carlisle, Ohio, to Kyle and Dorothy Thompson McElfresh. He was a retired military policeman in the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was also a member of American Legion Post 415 at Summerfield.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Guiler McElfresh, whom he married on Sept. 8, 1982; three sons, Jeremy McElfresh of Buffalo, Ohio, Jason McElfresh of Summerfield and Justin McElfresh at home; one sister, Mrs. Walter (Patsy) Grywalski of Summerfield; and one grandson, Jayden McElfresh of Buffalo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Stanley McElfresh and William McElfresh.

Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Brubach-Watters Funeral Home in Summerfield with Frank Love officiating. Burial will follow in Eastern Cemetery in Summerfield with full military graveside services. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

E. Matt Dillon

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Thursday, October 2, 2003

Summerfield: E. Matt Dillon, 76, of 598 Tennis Center Drive, Marietta, died at 4:55 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 1, 2003) at Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta. He was born Sept. 30, 1927, in Morehead, Ky., to George and Rosie Hesson Dillon. He was a retired truck driver and a Protestant by faith.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret M. Leasure Dillon, whom he married on Oct. 23, 1982; one stepson, Robert V. Waterman of Marietta; one sister, Edith Trent of Morehead, Ky.; six stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Albert Dillon; and one sister, Bertha Dulin.

Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield. Burial will follow in Mount Tabor Cemetery near Summerfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Clyde E. 'Jack' Yockey

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Monday, September 29, 2003

LEWISVILLE, Ohio - Clyde E. "Jack" Yockey, 88, of 41200 Sandbar Road died at 6:04 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 28, 2003) at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Woodsfield. He was born Sept. 5, 1915, near Sycamore Valley to George C. and Leah McVay Yockey. He was a retired farmer and a former Franklin Township trustee for 20 years in Monroe County. He was also a member of Hines Chapel Church of Christ near Sycamore Valley, Ohio, and the Monroe County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda G. Hupp Yockey, whom he married on June 22, 1937; one daughter, Eleanor Leeper and her husband, Robert, of Lewisville; two grandchildren, Gyl Poling and Eric Miracle; and two great-grandchildren, Logan Sims and Nick Sims.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clem Yockey and Cecil Yockey; two sisters, Myrl Vess and Nina Vess; an infant sister, Elizabeth Yockey; and one son-in-law, Lowell Miracle.

Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Harold Kinney Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Creighton Ridge Cemetery near Sycamore Valley, Ohio. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Frances A. Steed Gray
Source: The Marietta Times, Wednesday, Sept, 24, 2003

WOODSFIELD - Frances A. Steed Gray, 96, of the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Woodsfield died Monday (Sept. 22, 2003) at the care center. She was born Nov. 16, 1907, in Monroe County to Sanford and Clara Kysor Steed.

She is survived by one daughter, Virginia Sheba of Powhatan Point; two sisters, Lorraine Steed of Woodsfield and Elizabeth McCollum of Canton; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorsey Gray; two daughters, Mary C. Hill and Edna M. Gray; her parents; one brother; and three sisters.

Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Minister Jeremy Joy officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Dorothy E. Kinney
Source: The Marietta Times, Wednesday, Sept, 24, 2003

GRAYSVILLE - Dorothy E. Kinney, 76, of Hartshorn Ridge Road died Monday (Sept. 22, 2003) at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 19, 1927, in Monroe County to John and Hattie Gail Spence Suittor. She was a past member of the Graysville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, Mountaineer C.B. Club and Graysville Grange.

She is survived by one daughter, Gail Ann Briggs and her husband, Larry, of Graysville; one son, William Kinney and his wife, Anna, of Reno; four grandchildren, Beth Ann Rose and her husband, Kevin, of Graysville, Elizabeth Ottney and her husband, Mike, of Reno, Lydia Kinney of Marietta and Tonda Parker of Ohio; and three great-grandchildren, Jared Rose and Levi and Emily Ottney.She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Arthur Kinney, in June 1983.

Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with Minister Harold Kinney officiating. Burial is in Hartshorn Ridge Cemetery near Graysville. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Graysville Volunteer Fire Department, 35520 State Route 537, Graysville, Ohio 45734; or a charity of the donor's choice.

 

Arthur L. Miller

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Friday, September 12, 2003

WOODSFIELD - Arthur L. Miller, 87, of Miller Road died Wednesday (Sept. 10, 2003) at the Morgantown (W.Va.) Trauma Center as a result of a farming accident.  He was born Nov. 1, 1915, in Monroe County to Leonard Miller and Anna Hughes Miller. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Miltonsburg and was a retired carpenter of Local 186 of Steubenville, Ohio.

He enjoyed playing cards with his friends, pitching horseshoes and farming.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth Anna Gallagher Miller; five sons, David H. Miller at home, Gregory Arthur Miller and his friend, Barb Garey, of Woodsfield, Mark Leon Miller of Woodsfield, Alan Christopher Miller and his wife, Patti, of Stoutsville, Ohio, and Brett Joseph Miller and his wife, Wilda, of Woodsfield; five daughters, Patricia Rush and her husband, Paul, of Woodsfield, Linda Kahrig and her husband, Meredith, of Woodsfield, Wanda Monahan and her husband, James, of Barnesville, Marilyn Ruth Wells of Wooster, and Kimberly Johnston and her husband, Jim, of Powell, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Elmer (Helen) Thonen of Mount Pleasant, Ohio; 19 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Eloise Archer; and three brothers, Paul, Eugene and Henry Miller.

Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Miltonsburg with Father David Gaydosik officiating. Burial is in the church cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home at 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, where a vigil service will be held at 8:30 p.m. today.

 

Edna M. Johnson nee Brown

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Thursday, October 16, 2003

LEWISVILLE - Edna M. Johnson, 85, of 50405 Johnson Road died at 9:05 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 14, 2003) at Barnesville Hospital in Barnesville. She was born June 26, 1918, near Lewisville to Homer and Mariah Blanche Carpenter Brown. She was a homemaker and was a Protestant by faith.

She was a member of the Dopey Dozen Homemakers Club and had formerly served
on the election board in Seneca Township, Monroe County.

She is survived by her husband, Leland V. Johnson, whom she married Feb. 1, 1938; one daughter, Shelba Wills of Woodsfield; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two nieces; and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Guy Brown and Ellis Brown; and one son-in-law, Jim Wills.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with the Rev. Myron Guiler officiating. Burial is in Calais Cemetery in Calais. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Calvin B. Smith

Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, OH, dated Thursday, October 16, 2003

CALVIN B. SMITH 1924-2003 - SUMMERFIELD - Calvin B. Smith, 79, of Summerfield, died Wednesday (Oct. 15, 2003) at his home. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, and also from noon until the time of services, 1 p.m. Friday at East Union United Methodist Church. Pastor Helen Lewis will officiate. Burial will be in Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield. Military graveside services will be observed. Memorial contributions may be made to East Union United Methodist Church, c/o Mabel Smith, 45561 Township Road 488, Summerfield, OH 43788.

 

Virginia C. Ramsey nee Stein

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Tuesday, October 21, 2003

NEW MATAMORAS - Virginia C. Ramsey, 78, of Riverpark Manor, Apt. 12, died at 12:01 a.m. Monday (Oct. 20, 2003) at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 26, 1925, in Wheeling, W.Va., to George L. and Catherine
Manion Stein. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Nazarene at New Matamoras.

She is survived by six brothers, William G. Stein, George W. Stein, Richard N. Stein, Franklin R. Stein of Wheeling, W.Va., Charles E. Stein and Harry L. Stein; four sisters, Betty May Stein, Grace L. Stein, Ruth Ellen Stein and Clara Anna Stein; one brother-in-law, Willard Ramsey of Fly, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard Earl Ramsey; and her parents.

Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hadley Funeral Homes, New Matamoras Chapel, with the Rev. David Hyde officiating. Burial is in Jacobsburg Cemetery at Jacobsburg, Ohio. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Eva F. Ellis Riggenbach nee Carpenter

Source; The Marietta Times, dated Friday, October 24, 2003

WOODSFIELD - Eva F. Ellis Riggenbach, 70, of Woodsfield died Wednesday (Oct. 22, 2003) at her home. She was born Oct. 22, 1933, in Calais, Ohio, to Odie and Ossie Carpenter. She was a former employee of Barnesville Hospital and Ormet Corp. in Hannibal, Ohio. She was a member of Woodsfield United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Steve Ellis and his wife, Portia, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Brian Ellis of Yuba City, Calif.; two daughters, Robyn Guiler and her husband, Kevin, of Woodsfield, and Lisa Hartshorn and her husband, Scott, of Graysville; one sister, Leona Brown of Jerusalem, Ohio; and six grandchildren, David Ellis, Mitchell and Olivia Guiler, and Hannah, Maggie and Owen Hartshorn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Irvin and Vernon Carpenter; two sisters, Myrl Brownfield and Opal Crawford; and three other infant siblings.

Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home at 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with the Rev. Roger Brown officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery at Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Evelyn Estella Weber nee Miracle

Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, dated Tuesday, October 21, 2003

EVELYN ESTELLA WEBER - WOODSFIELD - Evelyn Estella Weber, 73, of 104 E. Main Marietta St., Woodsfield, died today (Oct. 20, 2003) at the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield. Arrangements are pending at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield.  [Supplemental Note:  Evelyn Weber was daughter of Roy D. and Mildred Warfield Miracle of
Stafford. Survived by husband T. Richard Weber ]

Additional Information:Evelyn Estella Weber 73 daughter of Roy D.and Mildred Warfield Miracle husband T. Richard Weber married Apr.23,1950 daughter Mrs. John Ty(April) 3 sons Jeffery wife Carolyn, Reginald R. wife Judy, Bradford A. wife Shirley

sister Janis Virgene, brother Donald Miracle, his wife Rebecca

 

Eleanor Nan Norris nee Frum

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Wednesday, November 5, 2003

AKRON - Eleanor Nan Norris, 82, of Akron, formerly of Woodsfield, died Monday (Nov. 3, 2003) at Akron City Hospital.  She was born June 30, 1921, in Morgantown, W.Va., to Wayne and Martha Virginia Daugherty Frum. She was a homemaker and a member of Manchester Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, Eddie Kirkbride of Akron; three daughters, Vera Crooks, Margaret Blake and Cathy Albright, all of Akron; five sisters, Dorothy Ricer of Woodsfield, Stella Townsend of Columbus, Mary Frum of Georgia, Carolyn Mullis of Georgia and Martha Smith of Kentucky; and 66 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Norris, in 1999; one son, David W. Norris; one daughter, Frances Woods; two grandsons, Greg Albright and Dale Norris; one sister, Charlotte Hedrick; and one brother, Donald Frum.

Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield. Burial is in Neuhart Cemetery near Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Helen E. Moore

Source: The Marietta Times, Wednesday, November 19, 2003

WOODSFIELD - Helen E. Moore, 90, of the Monroe County Care Center, formerly of 105 Hancock Ave., Woodsfield, died Tuesday (Nov. 11, 2003) at the center.  She was born Feb. 15, 1913, near Woodsfield to Neander and Helen Gerber Moore. She was a retired clerk for the former K-V Store at Woodsfield with 29 1/2 years of service. She was a member of First United Methodist Church at Woodsfield, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women's Group. She was also a member of Order of Eastern Star 268 at Woodsfield, American Association of Retired Persons Woodsfield Chapter and the Woodsfield Homemakers Club.

She is survived by several close friends, including Paul and Marie Ring, Paula Frank and Marc Ring, all of Woodsfield, Matthew Ring of Westerville, and Andrew Ring of Beverly.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Virgie Elliott; and one brother, George Moore.

Eastern Star services followed by services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with the Rev. Roger Brown officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. Thursday until the hour of the services at the funeral home.

 

John G. Wagner

Source: The Marietta Times, Monday, November 17, 2003

WOODSFIELD - John G. Wagner, 78, of the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield, formerly of Miltonsburg, Ohio, died Sunday (Nov. 16, 2003) at the Barnesville Hospital in Barnesville, Ohio.  He was born Oct. 16, 1925, near Miltonsburg, Ohio, to Andrew J. and Rosa Reischman Wagner. He was a retired laborer and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Miltonsburg. A. U.S. Army veteran, he served during World War II.

He is survived by one brother, Frank G. Wagner and his wife, Betty, of Wheeling, W.Va.; five nephews; six nieces; and a special friend, Rosemary Kaiser of Woodsfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant brother, Paul Andrew Wagner.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Miltonsburg with the Rev. David Gaydosik as the celebrant. Burial is in the church cemetery. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield, where vigil services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Evelyn M. Kinsey nee Busche

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Monday, November 24, 2003

NEW MATAMORAS - Evelyn M. Busche Kinsey, 86, of 42094 Trail Run Road died at 1:05 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 23, 2003) at the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield. She was born Sept. 19, 1917, in Akron to Clarence Earl and Carrie Mae Dye Busche. She was a homemaker and was baptized on Sept. 11, 1935. She was a member of Brownsville Church of Christ at Brownsville, Ohio.

She is survived by her husband, Ernest H. Kinsey, whom she married on Nov. 14, 1936; one daughter-in-law, Lucille Kinsey of New Matamoras; one sister, Mary I. Lyons of Columbus; three grandchildren, Deborah Kay (Robert) Miller, David Lee (Jane) Kinsey and Daniel E. (Polly) Kinsey, all of New Matamoras; six great-grandchildren, Joshua Miller, Valerie Miller, Christopher Kinsey, Matthew Kinsey, Katie Kinsey and Sara Kinsey; and two nieces, Susan (Dan) Nettler and Karen (James) Bates, all of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by one son, Donald C. Kinsey, on Nov. 29, 1980; her parents; and two brothers, Charles W. Busche and Frank E. Busche.

Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Harold Kinney Jr. officiating. Burial is in German Lutheran Cemetery in Brownsville. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Edith L. Kirkman nee Feiock

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Saturday, November 22, 2003

BARNESVILLE - Edith L. Kirkman, 92, of Barnesville, formerly a lifetime resident of Woodsfield, died Thursday (Nov. 20, 2003) at Barnesville Hospital. She was born Oct. 1, 1911, in Lewisville, to Edward C. and Minnie Diehl Feiock. She was a retired Woodsfield Elementary School teacher, having taught for more than 40 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Woodsfield, the Retired Teachers Association of Monroe County, and the American Legion Auxiliary of Woodsfield. She was also a member and former worthy matron of the Eastern Star Lodge 268 of Woodsfield. She is survived by one sister, Dorothy Van Dyne of Barnesville; one nephew, Jim Van Dyne and his wife, Carolyn, of Englewood; and one great-niece, Carla Lynn Van Dyne of Englewood.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Kirkman.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with the Rev. Roger Brown officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. Saturday until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Eastern Star Lodge services are at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

Daniel S. Feasel

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Thursday, November 27, 2003

WOODSFIELD - Daniel S. Feasel, 76, of 135 Andover Road died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 25, 2003) at Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville, W.Va. He was born Sept. 16, 1927, in Sistersville, W.Va., to Curtis and Louis Riggs Feasel. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict, and was a retired Air Force master sergeant serving during the Vietnam era. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5303 at Woodsfield, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge at Woodsfield and Fraternal Order of Eagles at Woodsfield. He was also currently serving as a board member on the Monroe County Veterans Service Commission.

He is survived by his wife, Leah Swartzlander Feasel, whom he married June 2, 1950; two daughters, Terry Stempfer and her husband, Randy, of Winston-Salem, N.C., and JoEllen Seidler and her husband, Jeff, of Woodsfield; and three grandchildren, Jaren Stempfer, Jason Seidler and Jordan Seidler.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Allen Feasel; and one nephew, Mike Swartzlander.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Sam Bartrug and Keith Jones officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield 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. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Ada Mae Sirianni nee Large

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Wednesday, December 3, 2003

LEWISVILLE, Ohio - Ada Mae Large Sirianni, 79, a 20-year resident of Lewisville, died Sunday (Nov. 30, 2003) at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was a former resident of Cleveland. She was a retired produce clerk after 20-plus years at the former Pic-N-Pay (now Tops) Grocery Stores in Cleveland.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Frederick Sirianni; one daughter, Patricia Mae Martin Labuda of Brooklyn, Ohio; one son, Frederick Sirianni Jr. and his wife, Nancy, of Lewisville; nine grandchildren, Rocky, Erica, Deneen, Hollie, Johnny, Michael, Lisa, Melissa and Tony; one great-grandson, Joshua; two brothers, James Large and Carl Large; and two sisters, Gloria Gregorie and Sue Bowman.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clifford Large and Alva Large; and one sister, Glenna Jarrell.

Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cleveland Baptist Church. Burial is in Brooklyn Heights Cemetery in Cleveland. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Busch Family Funeral Chapel, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma, Ohio; and from noon until time for the services on Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cleveland Baptist Church, 4431 Tiedeman Road, Brooklyn, Ohio 44144.

 

Vernon L. 'Homie' Elliott

WOODSFIELD - Vernon L. "Homie" Elliott, 81, of Woodsfield died Monday (Dec. 8, 2003) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born Feb. 19, 1922, in Monroe County to Raymond W. "Bud" and Sarah Nalley Elliott. He was a retired cartage hauler, and owner of Elliott's Concessions.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Lucille Denbow Elliott; three sons, Roger Elliott and his wife, Toni, Dale Elliott and his wife, Dorothy, and Robert Elliott, all of Woodsfield; one stepson, Gary Denbow and his wife, Kathy, of Brownsville; two daughters, Bonnie Selvy and her husband, Jim, and Lisa O'Neal and her husband, Dennis, all of Woodsfield; seven grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Susan Louise Elliott; one son, Terry Elliott; one brother, Homer Elliott; and his parents.

Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Pastor Paul Ferguson officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Sylvester Bert Bates

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Tuesday, December 16, 2003

JERUSALEM, Ohio - Sylvester Bert Bates, 67, of 52521 Brushy Road died at 7:09 a.m. Monday (Dec. 15, 2003) at Genesis-Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville. He was born Feb. 16, 1936, near Senecaville, Ohio, to Roy and Ethel Clark Bates. He was a former employee of Conalco Corp. in Hannibal, Ohio, and was a retired electrician for Ohio Valley Coal Co. in Alledonia, Ohio.

He was a member of the Old Bates Hill Church of Christ near Summerfield. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

He is survived by his wife, Emma Mercer Bates, whom he married on April 21, 1956; one daughter, Mrs. Chuck (Denelle) Kinney of Jerusalem, Ohio; one son, Eric Bates and his wife, Tonya, of Beallsville; one sister, Pearl Allbritain of Summerfield; one brother, Eugene "Jeep" Bates and his wife, Roberta, of Quaker City; five grandchildren, Chad Kinney and his fiance, Jessica, hitney
Kinney, Alie Bates, Gage Bates and Amanda Bates; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Fred, Earl, Joe and Jack Bates; and one brother-in-law, Dallas "Jinx" Allbritain.

Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with the Rev. Robert Phillips officiating. Burial is in Calais Cemetery in Calais, Ohio. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe County Relay for Life, c/o Angie Hupp, 42540 Jones Drive, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

James Edwin Selvy

Source: The Times Leader, dated, Friday, December 19, 2003

James Edwin Selvy, 61, of Woodsfield, Ohio died Dec. 17, 2003 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born in New Martinsville, W.Va., Feb. 16, 1942, a son of the late John Selvy and Arietta Selvy Tallman.

He was a retired employee of The Ohio Department of Transportation. Jim was a member of Praise Pentecostal Fellowship Church of Woodsfield. He was a member of the Woodsfield Eagles Lodge and the Moose Lodge where he held the office of governor.

Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Bonnie Jean Elliott Selvy of Woodsfield; three daughters, Pauletta Petho and her husband Steve of Powhatan Point, Ohio, Debbie Harrigan of Woodsfield, Ohio, Jamie Lynn Selvy of the home; three brothers, Frank Tallman and his wife Jackie, of Buchanan, Ga., Bob Selvy and his wife Merle of Walterboro, S.C., John Selvy and his wife Arlean of Powhatan Point, Ohio; two grandsons and one granddaughter.

Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003 with Pastor Paul Ferguson officiating. Interment in the Powhatan Point Cemetery, Powhatan Point, Ohio.

 

Keith E. Wright

Source: The Times Leader, dated Friday, December 19, 2003

Keith E. Wright, 58, of Cochran Hill Road, Clarington, Ohio, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003 in Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabiliation Center.  He was born Jan. 26, 1945 in New Martinsville, W. Va., the son of the late Edward W. and Laura L. Delbrugge Wright.

He was a Navy veteran, an employee with Rothenbuhler Trucking Company, a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, Clarington, Scottish Rite Valley of Cambridge, Osiris Temple, AAONMS, Wheeling and past Master and member of Masonic Lodge #597 F&AM, Clarington.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Cross Wright, a daughter, Tammy (Terry) Reed of Beallsville, Ohio, a brother, Ken (Sherri) Wright of Woodsfield, Ohio; two sisters, Genelda (Joseph) Waligura of Clarington, Ohio and Sharon (Steven) Liskinich of Powhatan Point, Ohio and a granddaughter, Shardae Reed.

Family will receive friends on Thursday from 2 to4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Drive, Clarington, where funeral services will be held on Friday at 1 p.m., with Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Masonic Services on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Interment in Clarington Cemetery, Clarington, where the Hannibal American legion Post #760 will conduct military graveside
services.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of Donor's Choice.

 

Mary D. Byler

Source: The Marietta Times, Saturday, December 20, 2003

SUMMERFIELD - Mary D. Byler, 14-month-old infant daughter of Dan and Rose Gingrich Byler of 28770 Calais Road died Thursday (Dec. 18, 2003) at Children's Hospital in Akron. She was born Oct. 22, 2002, near Summerfield. In addition to her parents, she is survived by six brothers, David Byler and his wife, Fannie, of Quaker City, Ohio, Daniel, Andy, Melburn, Albert and
Allen Byler, all at home; seven sisters, Betty Miller and her husband, Joe, of Quaker City, Rachel, Alma, Sarah, Esther, Amanda and Dorothy Byler, all at home; paternal grandmother, Sarah Byler of Quaker City; and maternal grandparents, Andy and Lydiann Gingrich of Spartansburg, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Andy E. Byler.

Friends will be received at the family residence anytime on Friday, where services will be held on Saturday. Burial is in the Amish Cemetery near Summerfield.  Arrangements by Brubach-Watters Funeral Home in Summerfield.


Elsie Mallett

Source: The Marietta Times, Saturday, December 20, 2003

LEWISVILLE, Ohio - Elsie Mallett, 84, of 44938 State Route 145, Lewisville, Ohio, died Friday evening (Dec. 19, 2003) at Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta. Arrangements are incomplete at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield.

N. Helen Taylor nee Holcomb
Source: The Marietta Times, Saturday, December 20, 2003

WOODSFIELD - N. Helen Taylor, 99, of 149 Andover Road died Friday (Dec. 19, 2003) at the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield.  She was born Feb. 19, 1904, in Indian Run, Ky., to Grant and Jessie Book Holcomb. She was a retired assembly line worker for General Motors in Dayton. She was a member of First United Methodist Church at Woodsfield and a former member of Ocala United Methodist Church at Ocala, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest S. Taylor, in 1975; her parents; three brothers, Luther Holcomb, Robert Holcomb and Leonard Holcomb; and three sisters, Gertrude Hill, Julie Climer and Lena Holcomb.

She is survived by one sister, Mary Pollock of Woodsfield; and several nieces and nephews, including Bruce Climer and his wife, Kathy, of Jerusalem, Ohio.

There is no visitation. Friends will be received from 6 p.m. until the time of memorial services at 7 p.m. Monday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial is in Seffner Cemetery in Seffner, Fla., at the convenience of the family.

 

Janice Lee Harman nee Kahrig

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Saturday, December 27, 2003

COLUMBUS - Janice Lee Kahrig Harman, 69, of Columbus died Wednesday (Dec. 24, 2003). She was born Sept. 6, 1934, in Lewisville to Edwin C. and Mary M. Truax Kahrig. Her family moved to Marietta while she was a little girl. She graduated from Marietta High School in 1952 and later graduated from Mountain State College in West Virginia.

She married Richard E. Harman of Graysville and the couple moved to Columbus, where they raised their three daughters. She was active with the Girl Scouts of America as a leader and was a member of Shady Lane Presbyterian Church, where she served as a lay leader and elder and with the Women's Association.

She was employed by the Franklin County MRDD program and retired from there with many years of love and service to the children who attended the school and their parents.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Harman, who died in 2001; and her parents.

She is survived by three daughters, Cynthia Dawn "Cindy" Harman, Jolanda Lynne "Jody" Morgan, and Elizabeth Lee "Beth" Lucas; seven grandchildren, Erynne, Benjamin, Emilee, Joshua, Jarod, Eli and Andrew; one sister, Sandra Sue Kahrig Winans; a dear friend, Barbara Applegarth; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shady Lane Presbyterian Church at 4117 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, with Irvin Moxley officiating. Burial is in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Columbus. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Evans Funeral Home at 4171 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, and from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

 

Lessie Mildred 'Pat' Criswell nee Stewart

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Saturday, December 27, 2003

CALDWELL - Lessie Mildred "Pat" Criswell, 89, formerly of Lewisville, died Wednesday morning (Dec. 24, 2003) at Summit Acres Nursing Home in Caldwell. She was born June 4, 1914, in Culman, Ala., to George and Emma Bonner Stewart. She was a homemaker and was a Protestant by faith.

She is survived by one daughter, Judy (Frank) Loraditch of Cumberland; one sister, Tammie Clark of Jonesboro, Ga.; and two grandchildren, Emma Criswell and Rebecca Loraditch.

She was preceded in death by one son, James W. Criswell; her parents; three brothers; and two sisters.

Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home at 416 East St., Caldwell, with the Rev. Gary Jacobs officiating. Inurnment will be at Calais Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.  Online condolences may be sent to www.mcvay-perkins.com.

Eric Jason Rouse

Source: The Marietta Times, dated Saturday, December 27, 2003

GRAYSVILLE - Eric J. Rouse, 29, of 36840 Witten Creek Road died Thursday (Dec. 25, 2003) near St. Marys, Ga., of injuries received in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield.

 

Eric Jason Rouse

Source: The Marietta Times, Monday, December 29, 2003

CALDWELL - Eric Jason Rouse, 29, of 40072 Crum Ridge Road died Thursday (Dec. 25, 2003) near St. Marys, Ga., of injuries received in an automobile accident. He was born Aug. 4, 1974, in Marietta to Ronald Neil and Joan Taylor Rouse. He was a 1992 graduate of the former Skyvue High School near Graysville. He also graduated from Ohio Valley College in Parkersburg and West Liberty State College in Wheeling, W.Va., and was presently attending Ohio University in Pickerington, Ohio, working on a master's degree. He was a teacher at Swiss Hills Vocational School and Monroe Central High School near Woodsfield, where he was currently serving as student council adviser and was a former girls basketball coach. He was a member of Crum Ridge Church
of Christ near Caldwell. He was also awarded the James Madison Fellowship Award given by the U.S. Congress in 2002.

He was an avid reader and enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Heather Bettinger Rouse, whom he married on July 22, 1995; one son, Ian Jason Rouse at home; one daughter, Gwyneth Elise Rouse at home; his parents of Graysville; two sisters, Rhonda Davis of Columbus and April McColl and her husband, Heath, of Marietta; one brother, Tom Rouse and his wife, Stephanie, of Woodsfield; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jeffrey Neil Rouse, in 1977.

Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woodsfield Church of Christ in Woodsfield with Dana Morrison and Keith Jones officiating. Burial is in New Matamoras Cemetery in New Matamoras.

 

Opal Beatrice Carpenter nee Long

Source: The Times Recorder, Zanesville, OH, dated Wednesday, December 31, 2003

CALDWELL -- Opal B. Carpenter, 93, formerly of Summerfield, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 30, 2003, at the Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell.

She is survived by one daughter, Georgianna Carpenter; one son, D.K. (Patsy) Carpenter; four grandchildren, Dan (Debbie) Carpenter, Darwin (Angie) Carpenter, Dustin (LaDawn) Carpenter, Darcie (Eric) Anderson; nine great-grandchildren; three nieces and two nephews.

Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, with the Rev. William Pickenpaugh officiating. Interment will be in Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield. Online condolences may be sent to www.mcvay-perkins.com.

[[[ Opal B. Carpenter’s parents were Carol Francis Long (Carol is the correct spelling for this male) and Edna Etta Brownfield Long (1875 – 1940).  They had 5 children: Leslie Leroy Long, Virgil Long, Gladys Long, Opal Beatrice Long and Wayne Metor Long.  Opal Beatrice Long (1910 – 2003) married Herbert Carpenter (1905 - ? ) ]]]

 

William R. (Bill) Rich

The Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, Ohio   Sunday, November 30, 2003  Page A-9

QUAKER CITY _ William R. (Bill) Rich, 93, of    Kennonsburg, died Saturday (Nov. 29, 2003) at Summit Acres Nursing Home in Caldwell.  Mr. Rich was born March 26, 1910, in Noble County, son of the late Homer R. and Alice Danford Rich.  He was a kennel operator in Illinois; drove Huckster Wagon; owned the Sinclair service station on Beatty Avenue in Cambridge; retired from Cleve-Graphite Bronze in 1975; and worked as a park attendant for the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.  He was a. life member Kennonsburg. United Methodist Church; graduated from Batesville High School in 1928; and was a member of the Seneca Sportsman Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Winifred Lashley Rich, who died April12, 2003 and whom he married May 6, 1932; a son, Jerry Dale Rich; and a sister, Audrey Long.

He leaves two sons, Uril "Bud"(Annaberyl) Rich off Mt. Ephraim and Billy (Candy) of Kennonsburg; five daughters, Genevieve Tisdale of Massillon, Mrs. Ronnie (Bonnie) Groves of Pleasant City, Mrs. Steve (Sandra0 Doudna of Quaker City, Mrs. Bob (Darlene) Kern of Galloway and Mrs. Chuck (Brenda) Barnett of Senecaville; a  daughter-in-law, Connie Rich of Kennonsburg; 29 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Thorn-Black Funeral Home at Quaker City.  Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kennonsburg. United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Slay officiating.  Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Quaker City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kennonsburg. United Methodist Church.

 

Wayne Nelson Potts Sr.

Source:  The Monroe County Beacon Thursday, December 11, 2003

Wayne Nelson Potts. Sr. 62, died Dec. 2, 2003, at his home in Titusville, Florida.  He was born in Woodsfield.  He worked for Franklin County Engineers for 28 years in Columbus, as a draftsman before going to Brevard County, Florida.  He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Titusville.  He volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America for over 25 years, the Salvation Army and the Crippled Children’s Society of Ohio.  He was a Field Youth Director for the National Camper’s and Hiker’s Association.

          He is survived by his wife, A. Janet Potts, Rockledge; daughters, April (James) Browning, Titusville, and Chandra Elaine (James) Henderson, Minerva; sons, Wayne Nelson Potts Jr., Deland, Fla. and David Arthur Potts, Mims, Fla.; brothers, Dean Potts, Woodsfield, Clyde Potts, Wooster, and Meredith Potts, Marietta; a sister Wadna Dillon, Minerva; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

          Services were held Dec. 6 at North Brevard Funeral Home.  Burial in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Titusville.  Memorial donations may be made to Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice, 8060 Spyglass Hill Rd., Viera, FL 32940

 

Samuel Price

Source:  Monroe County Beacon, dated Jan. 2, 2003

          Samuel Taylor Price, died Dec. 23, 2002, at Barnesville Health Care Center.  He was born March 15, 1916 in Barnesville, a son of the late Joseph and Edna Taylor Price.  He was a Protestant and retired from Consolidated Coal Co. Egypt Valley Mine.

          Surviving are his wife, Hilda McFarland Price; daughter Lois Jane Wadleigh of Solon, Maine; three sons, James Price, Beallsville, Dale Price, of Bethesda, Alan Price, Hendrysburg; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Martha Osborn, Columbus.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters; a brother.

          Services were held at the convenience of the family.  Burial in Chestnut Level Cemetery, Belmont.  Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, Bethesda in charge of arrangements.

 

Rucker, Belva M. Rucker
SOURCE: Canton (OH) Repository - 18 Jan 2003
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
          Belva M. Rucker, age 70, of Canton, died Friday morning (17 Jan 2003) in Aultman Hospital following an extended illness. Born November 9, 1932, in Bellaire, OH, to the late George F. and Mabel M. (Piatt) Clark. She was a 50 year resident of the Canton area, retiring from the Hoover Company in 1992 after 17 years of service. Member of the Central Congregation of Jehovah's Witness. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard J. Rucker in 1972; brother, William Clark; and sister, Doris Griffith. Survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, George R. and Marguerite Rucker of North Canton, William H. Rucker of Alliance; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary M. and William Gillis of Canton, Janet S. and Bobby Butler of East Canton; nine grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Drew Howell of Florida, William and Martha Howell of Florida; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Thelma and Emerson Haas of Wooster, Polly Cline of Woodsfield, OH, Helen and Paul Kenney of Athens, OH, Sue and Tom Smith of Bucyrus, OH; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service Monday, January 20, 2003, at 10 a.m. in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on South Cleveland Ave. Burial in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Westesen, Anna Margaret Moore Westesen
Source: Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, August 13, 2003, Woodland, Yolo County, California
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
Anna Margaret Moore Westesen died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at age 96.
          Mrs. Westesen was born in Woodsfield, Ohio and lived in Redmond, Ore. for many years and taught school there and at Powell Butte and Tualatin. In 1949 she moved to California and taught school in Woodland, Madison and Esparto. She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church, Walnut Creek; Lafayette Senior Citizens, the Business and Professional Women's Club and was a lifetime member of the Order of Eastern Star.
          Survivors include her daughter, Laura Lopez and husband Bernard of Orinda; and son, Gerald of Bozeman, Mont.; grandchildren, Judy Clayton, Neil Westesen, Stephen, Lauren, Matthew and Dana Lopez and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Sweney in 1968.
          The family requests memorials be directed to the charity of donor's choice.
          Services: Internment will be in Capay Cemetery in Esparto beside her husband. Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Westesen, no services are scheduled.

Dearth, David W. Dearth
SOURCE: Canton (OH) Repository - 15 Dec 2003
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
          David W. Dearth, age 80, of Canton, OH, passed away Saturday morning (13 Dec 2003) in the Mercy Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Graysville, OH, on May 5, 1923, he was the son of the late David A. and Carrie Dearth. He was a Veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army and was a retired employee of Old King Cole Plastics. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Adaline E. (Chaney) Dearth; his second wife, Naydean (Starling) Dearth; his stepmother, Flora Wilson Dearth; and also by two sisters; a stepdaughter and a stepson. Survivors include his granddaughter and caregiver, Dianna (Donald) McKinney of New Philadelphia, OH; two brothers, Jim (Sue) Dearth of Woodsfield, OH, and Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Dearth of Hartville, OH; stepdaughter, Charlotte Sneff of Albuquerque, NM; son, James Beatty of North Carolina and close friends, Keith and Margaret Taylor of Canton; there are 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Howard officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Calling hours at the funeral home one hour before the services on Wednesday from 12-1 p.m.

Haws, Norma J.(Stegner) Haws
SOURCE: Canton Repository     Canton, OH     11 Apr 2003
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
          Norma J. Haws, age 74, of Canton, died Thursday morning (10 Apr 2003) in her home following a brief illness. Born in Woodsfield, OH, to the late George and Garnet (Ewing) Stegner. She was a Canton area resident for the past 30 years. Member of the North Industry United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Ellsworth Chapter #247 and the Canton South Womens Club. Norma served as an active volunteer with the Childrens Hospital Medical Center at Akron where she made over 20,000 Pinky Puppets. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Harry Bob Haws in 1995. Survived by two daughters, Diana Haws of Canton, Faye Haws of Cuyahoga Falls; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and
Barbara Haws of Canton; three grandchildren, Scott Haws, Laila Haws, Jason Haws and his fiance, Erin; one great-grandchild, Adrian Haws; one sister, Ruth Baker of Columbus, OH; sister-in-law and her husband, Marg and John Grabau of Minnesota; brother-in-law and his wife, Don and Del Haws of Georgia. Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on S. Cleveland Ave. with Rev. David Ross officiating. Interment in Melscheimer Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday 2-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the North Industry United Methodist Church at PO Box 40, Canton, OH 44707.

Rinard, Mable (Dillon) Rinard
SOURCE: Marietta Times     Marietta, OH     16 June 2003
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
          RINARD MILLS - Mabel Dillon Rinard, 83, of Rinard Mills died Saturday evening (June 14, 2003) at her home.
          She was born Nov. 22, 1919, in Jericho to Charlie and Christina Cline Dillon. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and baking and doing things for others. She was a member of Mount Vernon Christian Union Church.
          She is survived by her husband, Denzel Rinard, whom she married on Aug. 9, 1941; five sons, Edward Rinard and his wife, Lamyra, of New Matamoras, Kenneth Rinard and his wife, Donna, of Clyde, Gary Rinard and his wife, Pam, of Marietta, Roger Rinard and his wife, Beverly, of Rinard Mills and Loren Rinard and his wife, Tammie, of Newport; 12 grandchildren, Jackie Gilkeson and her husband, Tom, of Marietta, Michael Rinard and his wife, Julie, of Wingett Run, Eric Rinard and his wife, Tiffany, of New Matamoras, Dwayne Rinard and his wife, Carolyn, of Cleveland, Rebecca Liskai and her husband, Bryan, of Clyde, Tara Rinard Meagle and her husband, B.O., of Marietta, Misty King and her husband, Jay, of Akron, Chad Rinard and his wife, Danielle, of Parkersburg, Heather Sivard and her husband, Seth, of Rinard Mills, Jason Rinard and his wife, Elysia, of Newport and Lauren Rinard and Amy Rinard, both of Newport; eight great-grandchildren, Wesley and Whitney Gilkeson, Nathan and Jordan Rinard, Jessica and Christopher Rinard, McKenzie Hall and Isabelle Rinard; two sisters, Violet Bauer and Sarah Durant, both of Canton; one brother, Charles Dillon of Canton; and several nieces and nephews.
          She was preceded in death by her parents; six sisters; and three brothers.
          Services are at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home in Marietta with the Rev. Philip Zaayer officiating. Burial is in New Matamoras Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. today until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

Sothen, Vera Maxine Sothen
SOURCE: The Winchester Star - Winchester, VA - 3 Dec 2003
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
          Vera Maxine Sothen, 61, of Capon Bridge, W.Va., died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, in Martinsburg, W.Va.
          Mrs. Sothen was born Aug. 29, 1942, in Alton, W.Va., the daughter of William and Mary Wilfong Sandy. She was a homemaker.
          She was married to Russell Verle Sothen.
          Surviving are six children, Russell Sothen and Rebecca Vickers, both of Winchester, Vera Sulser and Tonya Davy, both of Moorefield, W.Va., Kevin Sothen of Augusta, W.Va., and Robert Sothen of Fredericksburg; six brothers, Dorsey Sandy of WOODSFIELD, Ohio, Hoye Sandy of Ohio, Nelson Sandy, Ronald Sandy, and Jerry Sandy, all of Akron, Ohio, and Macil Sandy of Richwood, W.Va.; two sisters, Judy Hinchman of Buckhannon and Shirley Stewart of Ohio; and 11 grandchildren.
          A son, William Sothen, two brothers, Truman Sandy and Glen Sandy, and two sisters, Wilda Detamore and Wanda Carpenter, are deceased.
          A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Rock Springs Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Home, Buckhannon.


Baker, Martha A. Baker
SOURCE: Canton (OH) Repository - 12 Oct 2003
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
          Martha A. Baker, age 87 of Canton, OH passed away Saturday (11 Oct 2003) morning in the Pines Nursing Home following a brief illness. Born in Jerusalem, OH on December 14, 1915 she was the first cab driver in Canton employed by the Davis Cab Co. She attended the 38th Street Church of Christ and was a member of the Mayfield Senior Citizens and the Buckeye Music Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buford Baker who passed away December 5, 1983 and also by her mother, Almeda McFadden and two brothers, Charles “Murphy” Davis and John C. Davis. Survivors include five nieces and nephews, Dawn Walter of Canton, Bonnie Dunnerstick, Dennis Davis and Kim Davis all of Louisville and Clyde Davis of Massillon. Three special friends, Dorothy Shimko, Wilda White and Waneta Ricer. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home. There will be calling hours at the funeral home on Monday evening 7-9 p.m. A graveside service and burial will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Woodsfield, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Aultman Hospice. The family wishes to extend their thanks and appreciation to the Aultman Hospice, for their care and attention to Martha during her illness.

Norris, Lester Norris
SOURCE: Canton (OH) Repository - 29 Sept 2003
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
          Lester Norris, age 74, of Canton, OH, passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2003 at Aultman Hospital. Born in Woodsfield, OH, to the late Clarence and Lorena (Baker) Norris. Lester worked for the Timken Company as a truck driver for 30 years before is retirement in 1989. Prior to his work at Timken, Lester served in the U.S. Army where he reached the rank of Private 1st Class and was a World War II Veteran. He was a member of the VFW and the McKinley Eagles 2370 and was also an avid fisherman. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Walton Norris; and two sisters, Ruth Huffman and Gennevive Price. Survivors include his loving wife of 21 years, Charlotte (McCray) Norris; son, Michael Norris; daughters, Karen (Tony) Bowers and Rhonda (Michael) Shaeffer; stepchildren, David (Linda) Riffle and Kaye (Chuck) Shackle; sister, Eva Jean (Donald) Brown; and grandsons, Michael and Gary Shaeffer; there are also six step - grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews surviving. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Pastor Craig Ott and Pastor Doug Simpson officiating. Calling hours will be on Monday (today) from 5-8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations my be made in Lester’s name to the Perry Christian Church.

Seifer, Lloyd. F. Seifer
SOURCE: Canton (OH) Repository - 30 Mar 2003
(Note: According to SSDI, Lloyd was born 3 Dec 1926)
Provided by Betty Lendon Matson
          Lloyd F. Seifer, age 76, of Canton, died Friday (28 Mar 2003) in his home surrounded by his family after a brief illness. Born in Woodsfield, OH, he had lived in Canton most of his life. He retired in 1973 from the Timken Co. after 30 years of service. He served as a major in the Stark Country Sheriff's Auxiliary from 1960-1973. He then served as a Lt. Commander with the Sheriff until 1985. From 1986-2003 he was the lake patrolman for Lake Cable and held a commission with the Jackson Township Police Dept. Lloyd was a member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Canton Lodge No. 60 F. A.M., Scottish Rite Valley of Canton, McKinley Eagles Aerie No. 2370, V.F.W. Post No. 3747 and the Hall of Fame Luncheon Club. He was a World War II Navy Veteran having served in the South Pacific. Survived by his wife, Rhoda Mae Seifer, a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Terry Allison of Columbus, OH; son and daughter-in-law, RickSr., Jeanie Seifer of Canton; grandson and his wife, RickJr., Cheryl Seifer of Massillon; two great grandchildren, Rick III and Randi Seifer; two sisters, Roxie Carroll of Lexington, KY and Margaret Stofer of Canton and two brother, and a sister-in-law, George Seifer and Chuck and Virginia Seifer all of Canton. Preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Seifer. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Martin Luther Lutheran Church with Rev. Dr. Larry Houff officiating. Burial will be Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Lamiell Funeral Home. Canton Lodge No. 60 F. A.M. will have a service Monday at 6:45 p.m. and the V.F.W. Post 3747 will conduct military graveside service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lake Cable Association or Mercy Hospice.

 

Jack R. Leach

Source: The Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; 11 May 2003

BARNESVILLE---Jack R. Leach, 73, of Barnesville, died Saturday (May 10, 2003) at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling W.Va.

          He was born Jan. 13, 1930, in Calais, son of the late Barney and Grace (Spence) Leach.

          Mr. Leach was an Army veteran serving in Korea and a retired night watchman at the former Belmont Manufacturing of Barnesville. He was a Protestant by faith and a member of the VFW Post 2792, Eagles Aerie 4552, Moose Lodge 1304, all of Barnesville, the Batesville American Legion 578 and IGLW union.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Danford Leach, and a sister Helen Wehr.

          He leaves his wife, Helen (Boles) Leach; three sons, Roger Leach, Gary Leach and Jerry Danford Leach, all of Barnesville; two sisters, Ethel Carpenter of Barnesville and Cledith Carpenter, Calais.

          Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Monday at Campbell-Plumby-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 Chestnut St., Barnesville, where services will be 11 A.M. Tuesday with the Rev. Charles Clark officiating.

          Military graveside services will be conducted by the Belmont County Council of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

          Burial will be in Crestview Cemetery, Barnesville.

Homer Edward Jones

Homer Edward Jones, 97, Ketzel Hill Rd, Sardis, died January 5, 2003 at the home of his daughter, Dorothy Bayes. He was born June 1, 1905, in Sardis, the son of the late Joel and Martha J. Thomas Jones.

He was a retired construction worker and farmer. He was a member of the Church of Christ and attended at Fly, OH.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Dorothy) Bayes, and Hazel Barker of Sardis; four grandsons; six grand daughters; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Lallathin Jones; two infant sons, Jimmy and Carl Jones; daughter, Gladys Lytton; three sisters, Alice Myers, Anna Smith and Belva Jones; four brothers, Samuel Everett, Leroy, Joel Harry, and Orville Jones.

Friends were received January 7 at Grisell Funeral Home, Sardis, where funeral services will be held January 8, at 11 a.m., with Evangelist Clarence Rice officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in West Union Cemetery, Sardis, OH.

 

Chester L. Morris

Source--News Clipping Published--September 2003

Morris, Chester L., 79, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, September 22, 2003 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

He was born to Dory and Alda Morris on March 11, 1924 in Fly, Ohio  He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II and retired form the United States Postal Service in 2000.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Morris; three sons, Victor Morris and his wife Theresa, Kenneth Seales and wife Martha, and David Seales; three daughters, Ellen Dorow, Gail Wade and husband Jimmy, and Linda Snider and husband Ron; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and grandson Bennie Hawkins.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2003 in the Rest-Haven Funeral Home Chapel with interment following in Rest-Haven Memory Gardens.  Rest Haven Funeral Home    South West  104th at Walker 

 

Henry Edgar Hensel

Henry Edgar Hensel, 81, of 34592 State Route 800, New Matomoras, died at 11:19 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 8, 2003) at his home.  He was born Jan. 28, 1922, in New Matamoras to George W. and Mary Jane Stacey Hensel. An electrician, he was a member of I.B.E.W. 972, Marietta.  He was a member of Washington Hall Christian Union Church and the Jericho Cemetery Association. He was a veteran of World War II and was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6387, New Matamoras.

He is survived by his wife, Judith Ann Cline Hensel, whom he married Jan. 23, 1955, in Greenup, KY.; two daughters, Sherry Lynn Moore and her husband, James, of Little Hocking, and Brenda Lea Bellville and her husband, Jacob VI, of St. Louis,

Mo.; four grandchildren, Carrie Moore of Greenville, S.C., James Eric Moore of Little Hocking, and Amanda and Jacob Bellville VII of St. Louis; and one sister, Bertha Cline of New Matamoras.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ralph, Delbert and Harold Hensel; and one sister, Goldie Graham.

Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras Chapel, with the Rev. George Hoskins officiating. Burial is in Matamoras Cemetery with graveside military services to be conducted. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Holtsclaw, Evelyn M. Holtsclaw nee Carpenter
Source--Monroe County Beacon     Woodsfield, Ohio

Holtsclaw, Evelyn M., 87, Dover Ridge, Powhatan Point, went to be with her Lord on Jan. 6, 2003, at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. She was born December 8, 1915, at Clover Ridge, a daughter of the late Omar and Lula Walters Carpenter.  She was a life long member of the Grandview Christian Church at Clover Ridge, where she attended regularly. She will be sadly missed by her loved ones there. She was also a member of Captina Chapter, Order of Eastern Star at Powhatan Point. She was a homemaker, loved working in her garden, was a lover of animals and had a special pet dog named Poochie, who will miss her so much.

Surviving are her five daughters, Peggy Holtsclaw Burghy, Woodsfield; Mrs. Phil (Linda) Lang, Barnesville; Sharon Woods, Tyler, Texas; Mrs. Neal (Deborah) Moore, Alledonia; Mrs. Tom ( Linda) Durst, Zanesville; grandchildren including Angela and April Burghy, Woodsfield; two loving sisters, Mrs. Mel (Opal) Jenewein; Mrs. Kenneth (Dorothy) Graham, all of
Powhatan Point; two brothers, Wayne Carpenter, Powhatan Point; Floyd Carpenter, Shadyside; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years, Charles, who died May 24, 2002; daughter, Becky Shrader; sister Marie Krischbaum; brother, Ray Carpenter.

Friends were received Jan.9 at Toothman Funeral Home, Jacobsburg, and Jan.10 until time of service at Grandview Christian Church, Clover Ridge, with Pastor Richard Baumberger officiating. Burial followed in Grandview Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Grandview Christian Church.

 

Norris, Celestia Etta Norris, nee McCammon
Source--Monroe County Beacon     Woodsfield, Ohio

Norris, Celestia Etta, 87, (Ozark) Jerusalem, died January 25, 2003 near Ozark at the home of her daughter, with whom she resided. She was born March 13, 1915, near Woodsfield, a daughter of the late Alexander and Etta Tracy McCammon.  She was a member of the Church of Christ, Ozark, a retired school cook, farmer and homemaker.

Surviving are a son, Keith Norris, and his wife, Darlene,(Wilson), Beallsville; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Linda) Schaefer, (Ozark) Beallsville and Mrs. Gary (Diana) Kenny, Byesville; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd C. Norris; an infant daughter, Joetta; sister, Margaret McCammon; two brothers, Robert and Lee McCammon.

Friends were received Jan. 28, at Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, where services were held Jan.29, at 11 a.m. with Evangelist Donald Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Beallsville EMS, c/o Vicky Miller, 51861 SR 145, Beallsville, Ohio 43716.

 

Usenick, Jelena Usenick nee Kopyar
Source--Toothman Online Obituaries
Published--2003
Usenick, Jelena R., 40, of N. Sugar St., St. Clairsville, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003 at her home. She was born Oct. 31, 1962 in Barnesville. A daughter of William Kopyar and Ada Arlene Truex Kopyar of St. Clairsville. She was an employee of the Glassworks Lounge at Oglebay Park in Wheeling and a member of the Church of Christ in St. Clairsville. She was preceded in death by her biological father, Charles McClelland; infant sister, Amy McClelland; and grandfather, Charles Truex. Surviving in addition to her parents, are two sons, Dylan and Gunner Usenick, both of the home; five sisters, Mrs. Floyd "Betty Rose" Shuttleworth of Wheeling, Mrs. Danny "Judy Lynn" McMillan of Uniontown, Mrs. Rich "Julie" Daley of North Canton, Billie Jo DeFelice of St. Clairsville, and Mrs. Greg "Jennifer" Wallace of Bellaire; two brothers, Jerry L. Kopyar and his wife Cyndi of Wheeling, Florian J. Kopyar and his wife Maggie of St. Clairsville; stepmother, Betty McClelland of St. Clairsville; grandparents, Beulah and Delmas Gibbons of Woodsfield; 12 nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Toothman Funeral Home in
St. Clairsville on Monday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., where services will be held at 8 p.m., on Monday, with Everett Hutson officiating

Wade, Lawrence L.
Wade
Source--Rolling Mills Online Obituaries
Published--2003
Wade, Lawrence L.   (born 17 Jul 1929, died 10 Feb 2003)
 CLARINGTON - Lawrence L. Wade, 73, of Cain Ridge died Monday (Feb. 10, 2003) at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer.  He was born July 17, 1929, in Proctor, W.Va., to Elzie and Florence Cecil Wade. He was a Marine Corps veteran. He retired from Conalco at Hannibal and was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ at Powhatan Point.He is survived by his wife, Janet Sue Hoskinson Wade; two daughters, Linda Wade and Sandy Wade, both of Woodsfield; one son, Roger Wade and his wife, Beth Ann Brown Wade, of Bellaire; two stepdaughters, Melinda Fulk and her husband, Jeff, of Athens and Amber Knowlton of Marietta; two sisters, Beulah Stimpert and her husband, Elroy, of Sebring and Roxie Crane of New Martinsville, W.Va.; two grandsons, Joshua Wade and Eric Wade; two stepgranddaughters, Rowan Fulk and Cassandra Fulk; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, with the Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Burial is in Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends will
be received from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, 51705 German Ridge Road, Powhatan Point, Ohio 43942; to a local cancer society; or donate a pint of blood in his
name.

Schafer, Herman Frank Schafer
Source--Toothman Online Obituaries
Published--2003
Schafer, Herman Frank, 88 of Alledonia, Ohio died Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield.   He was born at Alledonia on June 15, 1915 a son of the late Emma Schafer.Herman was a retired farmer and school bus driver for the Switzerland of Ohio Schools, a member of Belmont Ridge Christian Church, the National Rifle Association and was a former Washington Township Trustee.

          In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Eileen Wheeler Schafer and two half brothers, Newell and Bob Palmer.

He is survived by his son Stanley (Shirley) Schafer of Alledonia, a half sister, Hannah Underwood of Centerville, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.Friends will be received at the Toothman Funeral Home, Jacobsburg 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Saturday with Josh Hetrick officiating.  Burial follows at the Belmont Ridge Cemetery, Beallsville.

Saffell, Ronald D. Saffell
Source--Toothman Online Obituaries
Published--2003
Saffell, Ronald D. l, 68 of East Captina Highway, Jacobsburg died Monday, November 17, 2003 at University Hospital, Morgantown, WV after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born at Jacobsburg, February 4, 1935 a son of the late Dorothy Caldwell Saffell Broomhall. Ron was a 1952 graduate of Powhatan High School, an employee of the former Ohio Ferro Alloys plant at Powhatan Point, a retiree of Consolidated Aluminum (Ormet) at Hannibal and farmed the family farm in the Captina Valley where he was born and raised. He was an advisor for 33 years for the Indianola 4-H Club, a board member of the Belmont-Monroe Farm Service Agency, a member of Amity United Methodist Church at Steinersville and an avid OSU Buckeye fan.

In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by a grandson.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Marvelyn Stottlemyer Saffell whom he married on December 24, 1958; his daughters, Debra (Roger) Ogilbee, Denise (Mark) Johnson and Rhonda (Randy) Imhoff all of Powhatan Point and Karen (Jim) Bryan of Delaware, OH, his sister, Margie (Tom) Lucas of Powhatan Point and his grandchildren; Ross, Duane, and Ryan Obilbee; Alana Johnson; Corey, Ashley, Randa and Cortney Imhoff; Kelsi, Preston and Emily Bryan; other family members and friends. Friends may call on Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Toothman Funeral Home, Jacobsburg where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Theresa Bobot officiating.  Burial will follow in Powhatan Cemetery, Powhatan Point. Memorial contributions may be made to the Belmont County 4-H Endowment Fund or Amity United Methodist
Church

Ramsay, Donald W. "Shelley"
Ramsay
Source--Toothman Online Obituaries
Published--2003
Ramsay, Donald W. "Shelley", age 69, of Pipe Creek, Jacobsburg, Ohio, died Thursday, October 23, 2003 at his home.  He was born May 14, 1934 at Pipe Creek, son of the late Chalmer L. and Elizabeth L. Berry Ramsay.  He was a retired carpenter from Blount Brothers Construction in Montgomery, Alabama. Shelley was a member of the Jacobsburg United Methodist Church where he served as a trustee;  he was a member of Moriah Lodge # 105 F. & A.M. at Powhatan Point, Ohio and he was a member of the Carpenters Local # 186.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Orville and Berry Ramsay;  and a sister, Ruth Carpenter.

Surviving are his wife, Audrey V. Knight Ramsay;  two sons,  Donald E. Ramsay of Pipe Creek and Randy W. "Buck" Ramsay of Shadyside;  four granddaughters,  Heidi McClure, Heather Ramsay,  Jessica Ramsay and Alison Ramsay;  three great grandsons, Ethan, Micah and Jonah McClure.  Family and friends will be received on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Toothman Funeral Home in Jacobsburg, Ohio, where services will be held on Monday,
Oct. 27, 2003 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Robert Phillips officiating.  Burial will follow at Powhatan Cemetery,   Powhatan Point, Ohio.  Masonic Services will be held on Sunday, 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,  3612 Maple Avenue,  Zanesville,  OH
43702

Palmer, Bertha Palmer nee May
Source--Toothman Online Obituaries
Published--2003
Palmer, Bertha, 83 of Clover Ridge Rd., Jacobsburg died Thursday, July 10, 2003 at her home. She was born February 5, 1920 in Jacobsburg a daughter of the late William French May and Lucy Bennett May. She was a homemaker, mother and member of the Grandview Christian Church on Clover Ridge.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Edward Palmer; a daughter, Helen Irene Boyles; and a sister, Edna Palmer.

Surviving are two sons, William Edward "Sonny" Palmer and his wife Audrey and Gary Ray Palmer and his wife Risa both of Jacobsburg; a daughter, Sandra Kay Johnson and her husband Jim of Jacobsburg; five brothers, Albert May and Arthur R. "Huck" May both of Powhatan Point; Herbert F. May of Shadyside, Joseph E. May of
Clarington, and William E. May of Florida; four sisters, Myrtle Palmer and Helen Powell both of Jacobsburg, Ethel Bier of Clarington, and Betty Lou Sheets of St. Clairsville; 13 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and 9 great great grandchildren. Friends will be received on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 to 4 & 6 to 9 p.m. at the Toothman Funeral Home in Jacobsburg where services will be held on Monday, July 14, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. with Ministers Richard Baumberger and Wayne Clark officiating. Burial follows in Powhatan Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grandview Christian Church.

 

Roth, Vesta "Rose" Elerick Roth nee Cordery
Source--Toothman Online Obituaries
Published--2003
Roth, Vesta "Rose" Elerick, 81 of Powhatan Point, Ohio died Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at Belmont Community Hospital, Bellaire.  She was born June 15, 1922 at Paden City, West Virginia, daughter of the late James D. Cordery and Clara Belle Duvall Cordery.
Rose was a retired employee from Union Carbide Corporation at Cleveland, Ohio.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a grandson, Mark Bremenkamp; a great granddaughter, Shelby Rose Seita; a brother Walter Cordery and two sisters, Betty Famo and Daisy Gavlik.

Surviving are two sons, Gary Elerick and his wife Virginia of Brunswick, OH and David Elerick and his wife Darlene of Powhatan Point, OH; a daughter, Rita Bremenkamp and her husband Bob of Midvale, OH; a sister, Doris Flor of New Martinsville, WV; eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.Friends will be received Friday from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. at the Powhatan Cemetery
Chapel, Powhatan Point, Ohio with Rev. Donald Cordery officiating. Arrangements by Toothman Funeral Home, Jacobsburg, OH.

Minor, Nelma Jean
Minor nee Allen or Corbett
Source--Toothman Online Obituaries
Published--2003
Minor, Nelma Jean Palmer, age 74, of Jacobsburg, died Friday, May 2, 2003 at Belmont Community Hospital, Bellaire. She was born May 11, 1928 at Armstrongs Mills, Ohio, daughter of the late Hugh Allen and Verda Ramsey Corbett McKenen and Meattus Corbett.
She was a member of the Jacobsburg United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Archie Ray Palmer; her second husband, Joseph Minor; and an infant daughter, Bessie May Minor.

Surviving are four daughters, Rose Ellen Ewing and her husband Bob and Verda June May all of Barnesville, Doris Ann Weiss and her husband David of San Antonio, Texas and Dessie Fay Baker and her husband Terry of Powhatan Point; three sons, Dale Palmer and his wife Debbie of Clarington, Larry Lee Palmer and his wife Debbie of St. Clairsville and Archie Ray Palmer of Barnesville; two sisters, Zelda May Selmon of New Martinsville, WV and Lena Rose of Chicago, IL; 12 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.Family and friends will be received at Toothman Funeral Home in Jacobsburg on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m., where the services will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Jacobsburg Cemetery, Jacobsburg, Ohio.

Allen, Jerry
Allen
Source--Rolling Mills Obituaries
Published--2003
Allen, Jerry  (born 28 Jan 1939, died 9 Aug 2003) CLARINGTON, Ohio –

Jerry Allen, 64, of 53437 Township Road 2788, Clarington, died Saturday (Aug. 9, 2003) at his home. He was born Jan. 28, 1939, in Clarington to David Howard and Mary Ellen Butler Allen. He was a retired mill operator for Conalco Corp. in Hannibal. He was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Clarington; Clarington Lodge 597, F&AM, at Clarington; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Cambridge; and Osiris Shrine Temple at Wheeling, W.Va. He was an avid Civil War enthusiast.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Virginia Walters; and one brother, Cecil Allen.

He is survived by a special friend and companion, Margie Mattone Speece of the home; one daughter, Theresa Silvery and her husband, Marvin, of Sunbury, Ohio; two sons, Todd Allen and his wife, Sheryl, of Woodsfield, and Vince Allen and his fiance, Susan, of Steubenville; 17 grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews.Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Watters
Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Pastor Todd and Sheryl Allen officiating. Burial is in Clarington Cemetery in Clarington. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Kocher, Charles William Kocher
Source--Toothman Online Obituaries
Published--2003
Kocher, Charles William "Charlie", 58 of Mills Rd., St. Clairsville beloved husband of Donna Goormastic Kocher and dear father of Brian Kocher and his wife Anne of North Canton and Kristine Nolen and her husband Marc of Dover, Ohio died Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 9, 1944 in Bellaire, Ohio a son of the late Vernon Kocher and Ruth Hammond Kocher. Charles was a graduate of Bellaire High School and received Bachelors degree in Business and Masters in College Administration from Ohio University. He served as a faculty member, Assistant Dean of Business Technologies and most recently as Dean of Educational Services at Belmont Technical College, where he worked for 32 years. Recently he was designated Dean Emeritus. An active member of East Richland Friends Church, a member of Ironworkers local 549, and the 200 Club of Wheeling.

He was the proud and loving grandfather of Andrue, Kyle and Gracie Nolen and Sarah Kocher. Also survived by a brother, Richard Kocher and his wife Wilda of WV; uncle and aunt, William and Betty Creamer of Bethel Park, PA; aunt Jean Rydosz of Powhatan Point and uncle Orin Hammond of Sugarcreek, Ohio.; several nieces and nephews.Friends will be received on Friday from 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 p.m. at the East Richland Friends Church, State Route 40 West of St.Clairsville where services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2002 with Rev. Wayne Ickes & Rev. Jerry Wenger officiating. Entombment follows in Holly Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Pleasant Grove.Donations may be made to East Richland Friends Church or to a scholarship established in his name for Belmont Technical College.Arrangements by Toothman Funeral Home, St.Clairsville

Graham. Kenneth R.
Graham
Source--Toothman Online Obituaries
Published--2003
Graham, Kenneth R., age 76, of Little Captina Road, Powhatan Point, Ohio, died Saturday, April 5, 2003 at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, OH after a lengthy illness. He was born December 28, 1926 at Powhatan Point, Ohio, son of Stella Kanzigg Graham and the late Daniel B. Graham.Kenneth was a retired employee from North American Coal Company # 3 mine and a dairy farmer. He was a Christian by faith and a member of Christ's Church in heaven and attended the Grandview Christian Church for many years. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II where he served in the Pacific Theater. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Wilbur Graham.

Surviving in addition to his mother, Stella, of Powhatan Point, are his loving wife of fifty years, Dorothy Carpenter Graham; two sons, Bob Graham and his wife Kathy and Ron Graham and his wife Kelley all of Powhatan Point; a daughter, Cathy Russell and her husband Scott of Columbus, OH; five grandchildren, Kari, Kali and Gavan Graham, Morgan Rae Graham and Zachary Aaron Russell; sister-in-law, Opal Jenewein; brothers-in-law, Mel Jenewein, Wayne Carpenter and Floyd Carpenter; many nieces, nephews and cousins.Friends will be received at Toothman Funeral Home in Jacobsburg, Ohio on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. There will also be visitation at Grandview Christian Church on Wednesday from 12 noon until time of services at 1 p.m. with ministers, Richard Baumberger and Wayne Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery. There will be Full Military Graveside Services conducted by the Belmont County Council of American Legions.Memorial contributions may be made to the Grandview Christian

Graham, Stella Marie
Graham nee Kanzigg
Source--Toothman Online Obituaries
Published--2003
  Graham, Stella Marie Kanzigg, age 100, of Little Captina Road, Powhatan Point, died Thursday, April 10, 2003 at Forest Hill Nursing Home, St. Clairsville. She was born April 4, 1903 near Powhatan Point, daughter of the late William and Catherine Armann Kanzigg.
She was a Methodist by faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel B. Graham; two sons, Kenneth and Wilbur Graham; four brothers, Wilbert, Edward, Leslie and Wilson "Doc" Kanzigg; and three sisters, Gertrude Ramsay, Lida Dunfee and Eva Kanzigg.

Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Dorothy Carpenter Graham of Powhatan Point; five grandchildren, Bob Graham, Ron Graham Deana Graham and Jean Graham all of Powhatan Point and Cathy Russell of Columbus, Ohio; and five great grandchildren, Kari, Kali, Gavan and Morgan Rae Graham and Zachary Russell.Family and friends will be received at Toothman Funeral Home in Jacobsburg on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Theresa Bobot officiating. Burial will follow in Powhatan Cemetery, Powhatan Point, Ohio.

Frye, Trixie "Chick"
Frye nee