Thursday, March 27, 2008

REV. M. RUDOLPH MILLER - Obituary

East Liverpool Review
Jan 20, 2006

Rev. M. Rudolph Miller, 101

TAMPA, Fla. - Rev. M. Rudolph Miller, former minister at Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Liverpool, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at the medical center of John Knox Village in Tampa.

Born Jan. 31, 1904 in Lemoyne, Pa. to Jerome Rudolph Miller and Gertrude Fannie Moore, he died just 12 days short of his 102 birthday.

A celebration of life will be held at the John Knox Village Chapel at a time to be announced.

Rev. Miller was pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church from April 1939 until January 1968 with a 46 month break for service as a Chaplain in the U. S. Army during World War II where he participated in the historic landing at the Normandy beaches. During his tenure as Trinity’s minister, the church built a new structure and moved from 4th street downtown to its present Maine Blvd. Location. Rev. Miller was predeceased by his wife of 72 years, Miriam Miller and his oldest son, Michael Miller. His surviving son, Stephen and his wife, the former Ruth Ann Wellington, both of East Liverpool are living in Tampa. Rev. Miller is also survived by four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Rev. Miller graduated from Yale University in 1926 and Western Theological now the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He initially came to East Liverpool area as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Newell, W. Va. In 1931. While living in East Liverpool he served as president of the Carnegie Public Library Board of Trustees, a member of the board of directors of the YMCA and Red Cross, as director of the East Liverpool Child Counseling Center and the Retarded Children’s Group, as director of the Civic Music Association, a trustee of the Osteopathic Hospital and Kiwanis Club. He also served as Moderator of Wheeling Kittanning and Steubenville Presbyteries. He served 28 years in the U. S. Army guard and reserves on both active and reserve duty retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. The family requests that memorials take the form of donations to the Trinity Presbyterian Church, East Liverpool, Ohio music fund.

Contributed by Bonnie Baker Ryan

RUTH ESTHER SHILLING - Obituary

East Liverpool Review
June 5, 2003

Ruth Esther Allen Shilling, 84

CHESTER – Ruth Esther Allen Shilling, 84, died at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at East Liverpool City Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Born in Chester, May 10, 1919, a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Daisy M. Powell Allen, she was a 1937 graduate of Chester High School and did undergraduate work at Mount Union College and received her degree from West Virginia university, where hs later earned her Master’s Degree Plus 40.

A lifelong member of the Chester First United Methodist Church, she was active with its Council Ministries, choir and building committee. She also was a past chairman of the administrative board.

A lifelong resident of the area, she taught for 42 and a half years in the Hancock County School System, more than 30 0f which she taught English, journalism and printing at Oak Glen High School, where she also served as the Junior Class adviser. She also was active as prom adviser, assisted with baccalaureate and graduation ceremonies and organized printed programs for sporting events, plays and other special activities.

A past president of delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Sorority, she was a member of Eastern Star for more than 60 years and also served a Past Matron.

Additionally, she was a volunteer for the Blackhawk School District and former chairperson of the United Way.

Her husband, David Robert “Bob” Shilling, whom she married Dec. 21, 1947, survives at home.

A daughter, Mrs. Craig (Cynthia J.) Smith of Beaver Falls and two sons, David A. Shilling and his wife, Luanne, of Chester and R. Joseph Shilling and his wife, Bonnie, of Waverly, Ohio, survive.

Five Grandchildren, Matthew, Richard and his wife Penny, Bryanne, and Catlin Shilling and Christopher Smith, also survive.

A brother, Paul E. Allen, preceded her in death.

Friends may call today at the Dawson Funeral Home from 6 to8 p.m. and on Friday when the family will be present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. where an Eastern Star Service will be held at 7 p.m.

The Rev. Charles Andrews will conduct services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

View this obituary and send condolences on line at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com.

Contributed by Pat Lightner

EDNA CLOUSE - Obituary

Evening Review
December 20, 1995

Edna E. Clouse
EAST LIVERPOOL -- Edna E. Clouse of Gaston Place, died Tuesday, Dec. 19. 1995, at home following a brief illness.

She was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, a daughter of the late Ernest E. and Belle Bucher Clouse.

A lifelong resident of East Liverpool, she was employed 44 years as a teacher of history and social studies by the East Liverpool School System before retiring in 1973. She graduated from East Liverpool High School and Ohio State University, with advanced studies at Duke University and the University of Pittsburgh. She was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority, East Liverpool Teachers Association, the Ohio Teachers Association and the First united Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Isabel Clouse, May 18, 1971; and a brother Raymond E. Clouse, Sept. 30, 1983.

The Rev. Dr. Robert Buckley of the church will conduct services at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Dawson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Contributed by BOB

BERTRAM A. DAWSON - Obituary

East Liverpool Review
May 24, 1978

Services Slated For Ex-Treasurer

Services will be held Saturday for Bertram A. Dawson, 72, of 1879 Lisbon St., a former educator and treasurer for the City of East Liverpool.

Mr. Dawson was pronounced dead on arrival at City Hospital Wednesday at 8:12 p.m. after suffering an apparent heart attack at home.

A lifelong resident, Mr. Dawson was born here Sept. 2, 1905, a son of Avery Graham Dawson and Jennie M. Johnston Dawson.

He was appointed treasurer in August 1943 and retired last December, not choosing to seek a new term.
City Hall flags were lowered to half staff today out of respect for Mr. Dawson.

A graduate of Kenyon College in 1930, Mr. Dawson received his master’s degree in education form the University of Pittsburgh and attended Geneva College.

He began teaching in the East Liverpool School District in 1933 at the old Central building, served as principal at the former Pleasant Heights School before moving to the high school, where he served as dean of boys until he was retired in 1971 after 25 years’ service.

Mr. Dawson was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Masonic Riddle Lodge, Elks Lodge 258, The Old Timer’s Baseball Organization and the Republican Party.

In addition to his widow, Mrs. Ruby E. Wickline Dawson at home survivors include a son, Bert A. Dawson Jr. of Myler Park, Columbiana County Engineer, a brother, Claud H. Dawson of Parkersburg, W.Va., and two grandchildren.

The rites will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donald R. Shank officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dawson Funeral Home here Friday afternoon and night and Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Contributed by BOB

ELIZABETH HIST - Obituary

Evening Review
June 24, 1989

Elizabeth Hist, 91, Retired Teacher

TUCKER, Ga. -- Elizabeth B. Hist, 91, of Jennings Avenue, East Liverpool, died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 1989, at the Northlake Regional Center in Tucker, Ga., where she had resided since May 1.

She was born in East Liverpool Oct. 16, 1897, a daughter of the late James Bloor and Annie Dennis Bloor.

A retired teacher in the East Liverpool school system, Mrs. Hist was a member of the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, its Circle Four and the National Retired Teachers Association.

She graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1915, attended Kent State University, and later graduated from Geneva College.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Dorothy) Broadbent of East Liverpool and Frances McCall of Stone Mountain, Ga.; and five grandchildren.

The Rev. George P. Donehoo is to conduct services at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the church. Burial is to be in Riverview Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dawson Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Organ Fund at the church or the ELHS Alumni Association Clock Tower Project.

Contributed by Pat Lightner

RUTH T. WINLAND - Obituary

Ruth T. Winland - Obituary

August 28, 1976

Ruth T. Winland
Services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Riverview Chapel for Mrs. Ruth T. Winland, 62, of 715 Park Blvd., who died Friday at 5:50 p.m. in Northside Hospital, Youngstown.
The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Ronald Loper of the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church.
Friends may call a the Martins Funeral Home Sunday from noon to 4 and 7 to 9.


Ruth T. Winland
Mrs. Ruth T. Winland, 62, of 715 Park Blvd., died today at 5:50 a.m. in Northside Hospital,Youngstown where she had been ill for three years.

A lifelong resident of the area, Mrs. Winland was born in Wellsville May 24, 1914, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Taggart. She was a teacher in the Wellsville city school system for three years.

She was a former chairman of the City Hospital School of Nursing and was a member of the Women’s Association of the Fonderlac Country Club of Youngstown, the Monday Literary Club, an associate member of the East Liverpool Women’s Club and a member of the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Winland was graduated from Wellsville High School and Kent State University.

In addition to her husband, Fred Winland whom she married June 18, 1938, survivors include a daughter, Miss Jane E. Winland of New York, N. Y.

Services will be held Monday at Riverview Chapel by the Rev. Ronald Loper. Burial will follow.

Friends may call a the Martin Funeral Home Sunday from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m

The family requests that contributions be made to the Ohio Division of the Columbiana County Unit of the American Cancer Society.

RUTH E. WINLAND - Obituary

The Review
November 27, 1996

Ruth E. Winland, 86
EAST LIVERPOOL -- Ruth E. Winland, 86, of Elysian Way died at 5:5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 1996, at the Rochester Manor in Rochester, Pa., following a brief illness.

She was born in East Liverpool Feb. 28, 1910, a daughter of the late Fred and Adda McFadden Winland.

A livelong resident of the area, she was employed as a home economics teacher 37 years with the East Liverpool School System, before retiring in 1970. She graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1927 and attended the Carnegie Mellon University for one year and later transferred to the Ohio State University where she earned her degree. She was member of the East Liverpool High School Alumni Association, the Ohio State University Alumni Association, a charter member of the East Liverpool Woman’s Club, a past volunteer of the East Liverpool City Hospital Auxiliary and a member of the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen W. Winland, and two brothers, Fred Winland and Kenneth Winland.

She is survived by a niece, Jane Winland Foresta of New York, N. Y.

The Rev. Tanta Luckhardt-Hendricks will conduct services at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery.

The Dawson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LILLIE ELLEN SIMMONS - Obituary

Evening Review
May 15, 1976

Lillie Ellen Simmons

Mrs. Lillie E. Simmons, 91, formerly of Arner Rd., Newell, died Thursday, at 1 p.m. in Ohio Valley Hospital, Steubenville, following a brief illness. Mrs. Simmons was born July 15, 1884, in Tyler County, WV. She retired from the Homer Laughlin China Co. in 1960 and had been the oldest member of the First Church of the Nazarene. Her husband, James Hugh Simmons, died May, 1938. Survivors include two sons, Hughie Simmons and Ray R. Simmons, both of Newell; two daughtrers, Mars Rade (Opal) Sadler of Los Angeles and Mrs. Hiram (Garnet) Dunn of Mingo Junction, with whom she resided; a brother, the Rev. Clarence Brewer of Middlebourne, WV; 24 grandchildren, 74 great-grnadchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

SARAH BIRKHIMER (BREWER) Obituary

Evening Review
August 26, 1946

Sarah Birkheimer

Mrs. Sarah Ellen Brewer, 83, died Sunday at 8 p.m. in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Homer Rice, 1014 Avondale St., following a long illness. A native of Pleasant County, WV, Mrs. Brewer came to East Liverpool about 23 years ago from Rush Run. She was a member of the Chester Church of the Nazarene. She leaves another daughter, Mrs. Lillie Simmons of Newell; three sons, Ira Brewer of Long Beach, WV, Clarence Brewer of Wick, WV, and Thomas Brewer of Chester; three brothers, John Birkhimer of Mingo Junction, Alonzo Birkhimer of Salem, and Edward Birkhimer of East Liverpool; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Lamp of Sebring and Mrs. Rose Lamp of East Liverpool and 26 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren. She was the widow of Martin Luther Brewer. Rites will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Martin Funeral Home by Rev. O. L. Benedum, district superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene, and the Rev. E. W. Martin, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Locust Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday afternoon or night at the funeral home.

SARA M. ERVIN - Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall
Sept 16, 1971

Mrs. Sara M. Ervin, 75, of Dayton, former resident of East Liverpool, died Wednesday morning at the Sienna Hospital in Dayton after a long illness.

Mrs. Ervin left East Liverpool in 1961. She was formerly employed at Homer Laughlin China Co. Her husband, Carl F. Ervin, died Sept. 8, 1964. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Dayton.

She is survived by a son, Bernard E. Ervin, with whom she resided; two step-daughters, Mrs. Same (Mable) Bryan and Mrs. Charles (Jane) Kology, both of Chester and five grandchildren.

Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Aloysious Catholic Church here. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Friends may call at the East Liverpool Arner Home for Funerals Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home Friday at 8 p.m.

JAMES BAILEY - Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall
Sept. 16, 1971

James Bailey, 57, formerly of 1010 Commerce St., Wellsville, and a World War II veteran, died Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. at the Oakland Veterans Administration Hospital in Pittsburgh where he had been a patient for several months.

Mr. Bailey was born in Seattle, wash., Sept 3, 1914, a son of Homer and Vivian Coleman Bailey. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge 772 and the VFW Post, both of Wellsville.

He is survived by two brothers, Arlan Bailey of Wellsville, Alex Bailey of Mingo Junction, five sisters, Mrs. Attilio (Bessie) Carosiello and Mrs. Richard (Sara) Hickman, both of Wellsville, Mrs. Ray (Marie) Dunham of Parkersburg, W. VA., Mrs. Frank (Jeanette) Takatch of Rayland, Ohio, and Mrs. Beatrice Hann of Lisbon, and several nephews and nieces.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the MacLean Funeral Home in Wellsville by the Rev. Guy T. Butera of the First United Methodist Church in Wellsville. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery in Wellsville.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday afternoon and night.

LINDA K. SIX - Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall
The Review

CALCUTTA – Linda K. Six, 53, of Dale Street, died at 10:35 a.m. Sunday, May 19, 2002, at East Liverpool City Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Born in Chester, Oct. 26, 1948, the daughter of Velma Coleman Carroll of Calcutta and the late Norman Carroll, she was a member of the Longs Run Presbyterian Church.

A longtime supporter and fan of the Beaver Local Athletics, she was a member of the Beaver Local Booster Club as well as the Calcutta Lions Club. She also volunteered with the Bill Booth Football League and was an active follower of the Calcutta Bulldogs team. She worked at the Dairy Mart Convenient Store in Calcutta and Columbiana for nine years.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Danny J. Six, at home. The couple married Nov. 20, 1980. Two daughters survive, Mrs. Robert (Christiana) McCarty of Lisbon and Deirdre Drane of Denver, Pa., along with a son, Robert Drane and his wife, Veronna of Mansfield. There are also two stepdaughters, Mrs. Jerry (Deanna) Patterson of Waynesburg, Ohio, and Mrs. James (Kathie) Andrick of Columbus, and a stepson, Charles Six of Toms River, N. J.

In addition four sisters survive, Mrs. Keith (Marilyn) Matheny of Lyman, S. C., Jackie Carroll of Gray Court, S. C., Mrs. Rusty (Jannie) Smith of Calcutta and Mrs. Tom (Michelle) Crouse of Harrisburg, Pa., along with three brothers. N. Larry Carroll and his wife Jane of Geer, S. C., Marvin Carroll and his wife Marci of Lisbon and Kevin Carroll and his wife April of Calcutta. In addition there are five grandchildren, Coleman Drane, Andrew McCarty, Rerily Drane, Dillon Drane and Lauren McCarty, along with five step grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Dawson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Longs Run Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Caster and Rev. Tanta Luckhardt Hendricks officiating. Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

Friends and family will gather at the Dawson Family Center for fellowship following the service.

Memorial tributes may take the form of contributions in care of the Longs Run Presbyterian Church, 15851 Longs Church Road, Calcutta, Ohio.

View this obituary and send condolences online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com.

MARGARET CURTIS - Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall

Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Curtis, 74, of Route 39, Wellsville, died Monday at 5:55 a.m. at the Ohio Valley Hospital in Steubenville following a three week illness.

She was born in East Liverpool April 17, 1913, a daughter of the late Eric Durock Coleman and Susanna Moore Coleman.

Mrs. Curtis was a burnisher for 30 years at the Sterling China Co. before retiring in 1975 and was a member of the Christian Life Fellowship Church.

Her husband, Clarence Joseph Curtis Sr., died Dec. 24, 1968.

Survivors include, three sons, Clarence J. Curtis and Robert L. Curtis of Wellsville and William J Curtis of Guilford Lake, two daughters, Mrs. George (Shirley Ann) Donaldson of Wellsville and Linda K. Curtis of St. Petersburg, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services are planned Thursday at 11 a.m. at the MacLean Funeral Home.

Burial is to be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

Friends may call a the Funeral Home Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

NANCY BRERETON KLEIN - Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall
Sunday, February 12, 2006

EAST LIVERPOOL – Nancy Brereton Klein, 64, of Wyoming Avenue, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at East Liverpool City Hospital following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Born in East Liverpool, June 15, 1941, daughter of the late Charles “Denver” and Vera Coleman Brereton, she was a 1959 graduate of East Liverpool High School and a 1960 graduate of Ohio Valley Business College.

A lifetime resident of East Liverpool she retired from the Columbiana County Sheltered Workshops. She had worked with Bill Booth Little League Football and was a member of the Calcutta Lions Club and the Glenmoor American Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Keith Klein, Sr., and a son Joseph Keith Klein, Jr.

Three daughters, Mrs. Betsy Klein Hull and her husband, Rodney, Mrs. Kathy Klein Vunjak and her husband, Wesley, and Mrs. Jennifer Klein Bielskis and her husband, John; and a son, Daniel B. Klein and his wife, Melissa A., all of East Liverpool, survive.

She is also survived by a close companion, Kenneth Unger of Chester, and three sisters, Nanette Pridemore and her husband Philip of East Liverpool, Joanne Smith and her husband Donald of Canandaigua, N.Y., and Betsy Chaney and her husband James of Toronto; a brother, Charles Denver Brereton, Jr. and his wife Karen of East Liverpool also survive.

There are nine grandchildren; Logan Deems, Michael and Audrey Vunjak, Chase Connor, Carly, Derek, and Owen Klein, and Alex Bielskis.

Friends may call Monday at the Dawson Funeral Home, where the family will be present from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

John Smith will conduct services at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery following which friends and family will gather at the Dawson Family Center.

View this obituary and send condolences online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com.

HARRY STONE - Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall

WELLSVILLE – Harry C. “Jack” Stone, 64, of 1050 Township Line Road, died Monday at 10:27 p.m. in East Liverpool City Hospital, where he had been a patient a week.

A lifelong area resident, Mr. Stone was born here March 28, 1918, a son of Paul F. Stone and Emma Anderson Stone.

He worked some 30 years in various local potteries and retired as operator of the Stone Vending Co. in April.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge 1040 and the IBPAW.

Besides his wife, Mrs. Mary Coleman Stone at home, survivors include two daughters, Miss Sally Stone of Mansfield and Mrs. Michael (Jackie Lynn) Sabbato of Guilford Lake, a son, Jeffrey K. Stone of Eugene, Ore.; three brothers, Paul A. Stone of Huston, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Harry (Regina) Dennis of Breksville, and two grandchildren.

Services are to be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the MacLean Funeral Home by the Rev. Oommen K. Thomas of the Yellow Creek United Presbyterian Church, assisted by Fr. Donald McIlvane.

Friends may call Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon and night at the funeral home, where an Elks service is to be held Thursday at 8 p.m..

Burial is to be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the American Heart Fund.

ALEX BAILEY - Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall
August 1918

Alex Bailey

Burial rites were conducted for Alex Bailey, 36, a native of East Liverpool, at Highland Cemetery, Follansbee, W. Va.

Mr. Bailey died in a Veterans Hospital Aug ( Couldn’t read day).

He was the son of Homer and Vivian Bailey.

He served in Europe during World War II.

Survivors include a brother, Arlen Bailey of Wellsville, and five sisters, Mrs. Sara Hickman and Mrs. Bessie Carosiello of Wellsville, Mrs. Marie Dunham of Parkersburg, W. Va., Mrs. Jeannette Takatch of Smithfield and Mrs. Beatrice Chamberlain of Lisbon.

TONI LYN TICE NETHERCUTT - Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall

EAST LIVERPOOL - Toni Lyn Tice Nethercutt, 28, died Tuesday June 20, 2000.

A former manager of the Bojangles in Morehead City, she was working as the manager of the Bojangles in James City.

She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Richard and Carolyn Kidder of the home; her father Finley J. Tice of East Liverpool; a daughter, Brittany Sue Tice of the home; a son, Robert “Bobby” Nethercutt, Jr. of the home; a sister, Tina Reynolds of East Liverpool; and two brothers, Richard Kidder Jr. and Carl Kidder both of the home.

The Rev. Eric N. Lindblade Jr., will conduct services at 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Havelock. Friends may call at the Munden Funeral home and Crematory in Morehead City, N. C. from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to a trust fund for Brittany Tice and Robert Nethercutt Fr.; c/o BB&T, P. O. Box 1616, Morehead City, N. C. 28557

Sunday, March 23, 2008

LLOYD BABB - Obituary

Publication name unknown
Date of death 4/17/1967

Contributed by BOB

Lloyd Babb

Lloyd W. Babb, 56, of 441 W. 4th St., an English teacher at the East Liverpool High School, died Sunday at 10 p. m. at the East Liverpool Extended Care Center after a brief illness.

He was born here July 13, 1910, a son of the late Ira A. Babb and Emma McGaffick Babb. He was graduated in 1928 from the local high school. He attended Asbury College, where he received his AB degree in 1937, and Kenyon College for one year. In 1953, he received the master's degree from the University of Wisconsin. He taught biology at Galion Senior High School and also taught English and assisted in the library at a school in Illinois. He also taught speech and worked in the library at Defiance (Ohio) High School. He returned to East Liverpool in 1961.

Mr. Babb was a member of the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church and the East Liverpool Kiwanis Club, where he served as a Key Club adviser.

He is survived by three brothers, Alvin T. Babb and Edwin L. Babb, both of East Liverpool, and Herman J. Babb of Hubbard, and several nephews and nieces.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a. m. at the Dawson Funeral Home by the Rev. Russell Mase of Canton, former pastor of the Emmanuel Church. Burial will be in Locust Hill Cemetery, Chester.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday.

HELEN LOUISE KINSEY - Obituary

East Liverpool Reveiw

March 23 2008

Helen Louise Kinsey, 93

EAST LIVERPOOL — Longtime Christian educator Helen Louise Kinsey, 93, of Lang Street, East Liverpool, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2008, at the Calcutta Health Care Center.

Born on Aug. 9, 1914, in East Liverpool, she was the daughter of the late Thresa Marietta and Wilkie Collin Kinsey.

A 1932 graduate of East Liverpool High School, she attended Eastern Nazarene College and the Moody Bible Institute and was also a graduate of Geneva College. She taught Christian Education in the East Liverpool City Schools in the 1940's before embarking on a career of teaching and ministering to schools and churches across the country. She taught and was a director of Christian Education, having spent 20 years in Racine, Wis., before returning to East Liverpool in 1989.

At one time, she had been a member of the Glenmoor Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Miss Kinsey in death were three sisters, Mary Jane Heffern, Minnie Hyder, and Ruth Sanford. There were also six brothers, Collin Kinsey, Harry Kinsey, Wilkie Kinsey, Donald Kinsey, Ray Kinsey and Robert Kinsey.

Services will be held at the Dawson Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Vel Vais of the church officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery.

View this obituary and send condolences online at
www.dawsonfuneralhome.com

Contributed by BOB

FREDERICK L. BRENNEMAN - Obituary

Contributed by BOB

The Review

SALEM - Frederick L. Brenneman, 57, of Butler Grange Road, died suddenly at 11:16 a. m. Monday, Aug., 9, 2004, at Salem Community Hospital.

Born in East Liverpool, Oct. 31, 1946, son of the late Chester Frederick Brenneman and Mary H. Maltarich Brenneman, he was a member of the East Liverpool High School Class of 1964. He attended Kent State University and completed courses at Salem Trade Extension, where he later became an istructor.

A member of the First United Methodist Church of East Liverpool, he lived all of his life in this area.

President of Wright Buffing & Wheel Co. in Lisbon as well as president of Lisbon Saw & Tool, he previously worked as a mechanical engineer at Patterson Industries, Mullins Manufacturing, Paxson Machine and Lehmann-Mills, Inc.

A member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, he was an avid golfer and enjoyed motorcycles and boating.

His wife, Linda Woolmaker Brenneman, whom he married Aug. 26, 1967, survives at home.

A son, Kent W. Brenneman at home, survives along with a brother, William C. Brenneman of Eustis, Fla.

There are two nieces, Kristin Brenneman and Tracey Nobles, both of Eustis.

Friends may call Thursday at the Dawson Funeral Home, where the family will be present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p. m.

The Rev. Dave Maly of the church will conduct services at 2 p. m. Friday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park. Friends and family will gather at teh Dawson Family Center immediately following services.

View this obituary and send condolences online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

ANNA P. JOHNSTON - Obituary

Evening Review
December 16, 2000

Miss Anna P. Johnston, 98

EAST LIVERPOOL –Miss Anna P. Johnston, 98, died at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at the St. Mary’s Alzheimer Center in Columbiana following a lengthy illness.

She was born in East Liverpool Dec. 9, 1902, a daughter of the late John P. and Margaret Ellen Moore Johnston.

A lifelong area resident, she was a teacher and principal in the East Liverpool School System for nearly 50 years until her retirement in 1972. She graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1921 and was a member of the ELHS Alumni Association and its Leadership Gift Society. She also was a graduate of Ohio University. She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church and the Catholic Women’s Study Group at one time. Along with Elizabeth Carter and the late Ruth Kincaid, Miss Johnston helped form the Tri-State Promoters in East Liverpool.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Crumbley; and two brothers, John “Jack” Johnston and Harry Johnston.

Father Charles William Crumbley of St. James Catholic Church in Warren, Ohio, will conduct a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery.

Friends my call at the Dawson Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contribution to the St. Aloysius Catholic Church Memorial Fund, 235 W. Fifth St., East Liverpool, Ohio 43920, or the Tri-State Promoters, P. O. Box 986, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920

Contributed by Pat Lightner

PHYLLIS H. TROTTER - Obituary

Phyllis H. Trotter

AUSTIN, Texas – Phyllis H. Trotter, 94, of the Gracy Woods Nursing Center, formerly of Calcutta, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, in Austin following a lengthy illness.

Born in Gallia County, Ohio, Dec. 11, 1909, daughter of the late Chester and Sadie Coleman Howard, she was a member of the Cadmus High School Class of 1927 and attended Rio Grande College.

A member of the Calcutta United Presbyterian Church and its Women’s Missionary Society, she came to Columbiana County in 1928.

A teacher for the Beaver Local School District for 30 years until retiring in 1972, she also had taught in several one-room schoolhouses.

A member of the Columbiana historical Society, she also was a charter member of the Columbiana County School Credit Union.

Her husband, James Trotter, whom she married May 13, 1931, died in 1987. Three sisters, Aldeth White, Clarice Null and Ruth Johnson, and three brothers, Leland Howard, Robert Howard and Merrill Howard, also preceded her in death.

A daughter, Cathey Kostetsky and her husband, Nicholas, of Austin, and a son, James H. Trotter and his wife, Norma, of Smithville, Ohio survive.

Two sisters, Gertrude Slagle of Oak Hill, Ohio, and Marcella Long of Kentucky, also survive, along with a brother, Emerson Howard and his wife, Irene of Toledo.
There are four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Friends may call Monday at the Dawson Funeral Home, where the family will be present form 6 to 8 p.m. as well as on Tuesday one hour before the 11 a.m. service. Pastor Mark Unrue of the First Presbyterian Church of Urichsville will officiate.

Burial will be in Longs Run Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Calcutta United Presbyterian Church, 16123 St. Clair Ave., East Liverpool, OH 43920.

View this obituary and send condolences online at http://www.dawsonfuneralhome.com/.

JULIA JO BARNHART - Obituary

East Liverpool Review
August 4, 2001

Julia Jo Barnhart

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Julia Jo Barnhart, 74, formerly of the Calcutta and Glenmoor areas of East Liverpool, died Monday, July 16, 2001, at Bradenton Missionary Village.

She was born in East Liverpool Sept. 3, 1926, a daughter of the late Martin V. and Ann Rigby Barnhart, and was a resident and volunteer at the Bradenton Missionary Village for the past seven years.

She previously had spent 31 years as a missionary with the Central American Mission in Guatemala. Prior to that time, she was a teacher in the Beaver Local School System and had spent two years teaching for the U. S. Government in France.

Miss Barnhart was a 1943 graduate of East Liverpool High School and attended both Ohio Wesleyan and Ohio State University, graduating from Geneva College. She also attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and was a member of the Faith Community Church of Calcutta.
She is survived by a brother, Lawrence M. Barnhart of Homeworth, Ohio, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Ann Lamping and Julie Ann Barnhart.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Riverview Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Sawyer of the Homeworth Presbyterian Church officiating.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Bradenton Mission Benevolency Fund, P. O. Box 1848, Bradenton, Fla. 34206.

The Dawson Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

You may view this obituary and send condolences at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com.

Contributed by Pat Lightner

ALICE A. WOLLAM - Obituary

East Liverpool Review
October 17, 1984

Alice A. Wollam

Mrs. Alice A. Wollam, 82, of Jasmine Dr., Lake Placid, Fla., former area teacher, died Monday at 8 a.m. a the Humana Hospital in Kissimmee, Fla., following a long illness.

Virtually a lifelong St. Clair Township area resident, Mrs. Wollam was born in East Liverpool, Jan. 16, 1902, a daughter of Clarence Azdell and Lulu Hickman Azdell.

She taught in the Beaver Local School District’s junior high and Calcutta Elementary schools and in Winona and former Negley and Oak Grove Elementary Schools.

She was graduated from East Liverpool High School, and attended Kent State University and East Liverpool Kent State Campus.

She was a member of the Calcutta Presbyterian Church, and a life member of Ohio and National Retired Teachers Association and the American Association of Retired Persons.

Besides her husband, Carl Wollam, whom she married June 14, 1924, survivors include a son, Joseph Wollam of Minerva; two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Prokop of St. Joseph, Mo., and Frs. Flora Decker of Kissimmee; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. John Mattis.
Burial is to be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday afternoon and evening.

Contributed by Pat Lightner

VIRGINIA B. HEDDLESTON - Obituary

September 30, 1985
Virginia Heddleston

Graveside services are to be held for Mrs. Virginia B. Heddleston, 90, of the We Care Nursing Home at 11604 Rollercoaster Rd., Lisbon, retired East Liverpool school teacher, who died at 3:29 p.m. Sunday at City Hospital following a one-month illness.

She was born in Ohioville, Pa., May 23, 1895, a daughter of the late H. S. Todd and Ida Davidson Todd.

Mrs. Heddleston retired as a teacher with the East Liverpool Public Schools in 1964. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church and its Dorcas Circle, and had been a teacher of its Welcome Class several years. She also was a member of the Ohio State Retired Teachers Association.

Her husband, Frank Allen Heddleston, died in 1943.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Allene Bosworth of Lisbon; a son, David A. Heddleston of Glenmoor; a brother, Richard Todd of Midland; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
The services are to be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Industry with the Rev. Wayne Standley of the Anderson United Methodist Church officiating.

Friends may call at the Dawson Funeral Home this evening.


Contributed by Pat Lightner

ROSE ZIPPERAN - Obituary

April 29, 1979
Rose Zipperan

POLAND – Mrs. Rose R. Zipperan, 68, of 305 S. Main St. died Sunday at 1:50 a.m. at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Mrs. Zipperan was born Oct. 20, 1910, in New York City, a daughter of Alfonso Molli and Christina Rosemangna Molli.

She moved here from Wellsville.

Mrs. Zipperan was retied in 1978 as a teacher, having taught from 1944-54 in the East Liverpool School District.

She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Joseph DeBaise of Boulder, Colo., and Mrs. Michael Geary of St. Louis, Mo.; two brothers, Patrick Molli of Columbus and Louis Molli of Washington D.C.; a sister, Mrs. Joseph Phillips of Kokomo, Ind., and two grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Holy Family Church.

Friends may call Tuesday from 2 too 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home here where another service will be conducted Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

Contributed by Pat Lightner

DOMINIC F. AMEDEO - Obituary

The Review
November 7, 1996

Dominic F. Amedeo, 79

EAST LIVERPOOL – Dominic F. Amedeo, 79, of Homestead Drive died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, at home following a brief illness.

He was born in Chester Nov. 17, 1916, a son of the late Matteo and Philominia Letteri Amedeo. A lifelong resident of the Tri-State Area, he was a consultant for the state department of education, division of school finance, in the school management assistance section from March 1976 until his resignation in October 1996.

He was superintendent of East Liverpool schools from 1970-76, and was assistant superintendent from 1969-70. Earlier, he was a member of and chairman of the board of directors of Kent State-East Liverpool from 1968-69. He was principal at East Liverpool High School from 1968-69, Weir High School in Weirton from 1965-68 and Wells Junior High School in Newell from 1963-65. He was a teacher at Chester High School from 1947 to 1963, and served 16 years as coach of football, basketball and baseball.

He was the recipient of a Pacemaker Award, a national award, in 1967.
He served with the U. S. Army during World War II.

He graduated from Chester High School in 1936, and earned his bachelor’s degree in education at Kent State University in 1947. He earned his master’s degree at Kent State University in 1951. In the 1960’s he took postgraduate study at Kent State University, the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University.

A member and past president of the East Liverpool Rotary Club, he was a member of the St. Ann Catholic Church, American Association of School Administrators, Buckeye Association of School Administrators and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

He is survived by his wife, Josephine “Jay” Damanti Amedeo, whom he married May 5, 1943; a son, Mathew Amedeo of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Janet) Carter of Chester; a brother Anthony Amedeo of Chester; two sisters, Mrs. Maurice (Mary) Pasculle of Pittsburgh and Rose Rinaldi of Lincoln Park, Mich; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Amedeo and Frank Amedeo; a sister, Nora Petyak.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with Rev. George Balasko as celebrant. The Tri-State Veterans Burial Group will accord military honors graveside at Locust Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Arner Funeral Chapel from 7 to 9 tonight and form 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. A Wake service will be held at 2.


Contributed by BOB

MARY IDA HIGHFIELD - Obituary

East Liverpool Review
Nov. 15, 2004

Mary Ida Highfield, 92

CHESTER -- Mary Ida Highfield, 92, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at the Weirton Medical Center following a brief illness.

A daughter of the late Clarence Merle and Ida Mary Smeltz Highfield, she was born in East Liverpool on March 24, 1912.

Mary was a lifetime resident of this area having graduated from the former Wells High School in Newell and West Liberty State College. She began her 38-year teaching career in the one-room Allison School House and retired in 1971 from the now closed Jefferson Elementary School in Newell.

A devout Catholic, Mary attended Sacred Heart Church in Chester where she taught catechism, was a member of the Parish Council, the building committee and was an active member of the Ladies Guild. Mary’s calling in life was to care for and visit the sick.

She was also a member of the Chester Asbury Farm Women and Hancock County Retired Teachers Association.

Mary was the last living member of her family having been preceded in death by her five brothers, Paul, Merle, Irvin, William, and Dale. Edgar Allison, a lifelong friend, also preceded her in death along with a nephew and a niece, Bill and Bonnie Highfield and Clarence Wollam, nephew by marriage.

Survivors include Mary Jane Wollam, who was raised by the Highfield family and was considered by Mary as a sister instead of a niece. Other survivors include her sister-in-law, Mrs. Dale (Jean) Highfield and numerous nieces and nephews including Michael (Karen) Highfield, Patricia (Joe) Trubiano, Cathy (Bob) Glass, Terry (Debbie) Highfield,
Barry (Cherie) Highfield, Scott (Karen) Highfield, Ann (Dale) Berger, Joe (Florence) Highfield, Teresa Highfield, Dimoff, Sandy (Keith) Pattison and Tom (Vanessa) Highfield. Also surviving are 27 great-nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Turley Funeral Home in New Cumberland on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Rosary will be recited by her family at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. A Wake Service will be conducted at 8 p.m. by the Rev. Lino Ebejer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church in Chester on Wednesday at 10 a.m. by Father Ebejer. Burial will follow at the Locust Hill Cemetery in Chester.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

RICHARD D. BRENNEMAN - Obituary

East Liverpool Review
May 15, 2002

Richard Diamond Brenneman

MORGANTOWN, W. Va., -- Richard Diamond Brennaman, 89, died of natural causes Sunday, May 12, 2002, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born Nov. 30, 1912, in Buffalo, N. Y., son of Charles Melchor and Ollie Diamond Brenneman.

In 1995 Richard was preceded in death by Garnet, his beloved wife of 56 years.

At the age of 8, along with his parents and brother Charles, he moved to the family apple farm at Brownsdale, near New Cumberland. The farm was to become his most treasured place on earth. His father died when he was 14. Richard was forced to assume responsibilities beyond his years and developed a deep appreciation of hard work and strong moral values. Honesty, compassion, and an enduring desire for knowledge characterized his life.

Enlisting in the U. S. Navy in 1944, he served as a radar technician aboard the USS Roulette in the Pacific Theatre. He was honorably discharged in 1946 at the conclusion of World War II.

He attended the old one room Elwood School in Hancock County, Wells High School in Newell and graduated from Upper Darby High School near Philadelphia, Pa. Richard studied electronics in the U. S. Navy and later completed correspondence courses in electronics and obtained his teaching certificate through classes at the University of Pittsburgh, Marshall University and Fairmont State College.

Richard taught electronics technology for seven years at Weir High School. Prior to that, he was employed 31 years at Weirton Steel Corp., working first in Quality Control and later in the Electronics Department.

As an active member of the Newell Lions Club, he was awarded a life membership in the International Association of Lions Clubs. He was active in 4-H programs including leading nature walks, helping to establish Camp Aura, and working with the All-Stars. Richard was a member of the Weirton Steel 25-year Club. He was also active with the Hancock County Retired School Employees and the Hancock County Senior Citizens. Richard was a member of Nessly Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Carolyn B. Keech of Morgantown, son and daughter-in-law Richard C. and Diane Brenneman of Plainfield, Ill., and son John W. Brenneman of New Cumberland; sister-in-law, Helen P. Brenneman of Belleair, Fla.; grandchildren, David and his wife Mary Keech of Kingwood, Randy Keech of Pittsburgh, Pa., Pamela and her husband Tim Troje of Rosemont, Minn., Wendy Brenneman and Barbara Brenneman of Egan, Minn.; great-granddaughters Madelynn Engel and Laren Keech; and numerous nieces and nephews.

AT his request, Richard’s body was donated to the Human Gift Registry at West Virginia University. A memorial service honoring Richard’s life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Nessly Chapel Untied Methodist Church in New Cumberland.

Memorial donations may be made to the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute, c/o WVU Foundation, One Waterfront Place, 7th Floor, PO Box 1650, Morgantown, WV 26507. “In memory of Richard D. Brenneman for the BRNI,” should be included on the memo line of your gifts.

Contributed by BOB

CLYDE ALLISON GEER - Obituary

East Liverpool Review
August 22,2003

Clyde Allison Geer, 77

NEW CUMBERLAND -- Clyde Allison Geer, 77, died Tuesday, August 19, 2003.

He was born June 8, 1926, in New Cumberland, a son of the late Paul O. and Cecil Keeper Geer.

He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired as an auto body teacher for both Oak Glen High School and the Vo-Tech Center for Hancock County Schools. He was owner of Geer’s Autobody and a member of the Chester V.F.W. and the American Legion of Chester. He was Protestant by faith.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Mehaffey Geer.

He is survived by his three sons, Roscoe “Butch” Geer and his wife, Thelma of New Cumberland, Kenneth Geer and his wife, Marsha of Austintown, and Clyde “Sonny” Geer of East Liverpool; two daughters, Connie Clark and her husband, Richard of New Cumberland, Peggy Patterson and her husband, Richard of Chester; eight grandchildren, Russell Geer, Susan Geer Kindler, Megan Wycoff, Adam Geer, Ashley Geer, Ashley Clark, Amanda Clark, and Steven Mehaffey; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruby Talbot of Murrysville, Ohio, Martha Streets and Mabel Mink of Chester.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at the Newell Chapel of the Nixon Funeral Home with Pastor John Mehaffey officiating. Interment will follow at Locust Hill Cemetery where the Tri-State Veterans Burial Group will accord military services.

Calling hours will be held Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Contributed by Diana Barnhart

SARAH LOU MILLER - Obituary

Evening Review
Sept. 26, 1994

Sarah Lou Miller, 74

CHESTER -- Sarah Lou Miller, 74, of Florida Avenue died at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept, 23, 1994, at the Roslyn Rehab Center of Glenside, Pa., following a brief illness.

She was born March 20, 1920, in Clinton, W. Va., a daughter of the lade D. C. And Anna DeVaughn Grewell.

She lived in Chester since 1937 and was a school teacher in Hancock County Schools before retiring in 1976. she graduated from Chester High School and West Liberty Teachers College. She did graduate work at University of Pittsburgh. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Chester Arts Club and West Virginia Retired Teachers Association.

Her husband, Standish L. “Red” Miller, whom she married Dec. 20, 1947, died March 22, 1992.

She is survived by two sons, Mark Miller of Glenside and Richard Miller of Columbus, Ga.; two brothers, Jack Grewell of Winder, Ga., and Charles Grewell of Amarillo, Texas; and four grandchildren.

The Rev. James Dumire will conduct services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Prall Cemetery at West Liberty.

Friends may call at the Arner Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon and evening and tat the church an hour before the services.

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Lynn Murray Memorial Library or to the church.

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BERTHA H. MAUK - Obituary

East Liverpool Review
Nov. 14, 2003

Bertha H. Mauk, 88

EAST LIVERPOOL -- Bertha H. Mauk, 88, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at Nentwick Convalescent Home.

She was born Nov. 24, 1914, a daughter of the late Amos and Cora Taylor Errett.

Mrs. Mauk retied as a teacher from the Hancock County School System. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and was Christian by faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry F. Mauk, and a brother, Davie Errett.

Surviving is a son, Sam Mauk and his wife, Barbara of Wintersville, Ohio; a sister, Lois Poorman of Fort Myers, Fla.; and granddaughters, Regan Mauk and Hilary Steinmiller.

The Rev. Debra Dague of the First Methodist Church of Chester will conduct the services Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at 11:30 a.m. at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery.

Friends may visit Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to your local library.

Contributed by Diana Barnhart

WINIFRED HETZLER - Obituary

Evening Review
Jan. 3, 1990

Winifred Hetzler, 76, Retired Teacher

MONACA, Pa. – Services are planned Thursday for Mrs. Winifred G. Hetzler, 76, of 1108 Washington Ave., who died at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1990, at the Rochester (Pa.) Manor Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness.

She was born Aug. 6, 1913, in West Liberty, W.Va., a daughter of the late D. C Grewell and Anna DeVaughn Grewell.

Mrs. Hetzler was a teacher at the former Grandview School in Hancock County, and retired as a teacher at the Chester Primary School, in 1975. She was educated in Ohio County schools, and graduated from West Liberty State College. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Chester, the Retired Teachers Association, Chester Arts Club, the Beaver Medical Center Auxiliary, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, the Pennsylvania Historical Camera Society, the Audubon society, the National Geographic Society and the Smithsonian Institute.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. C. W. Hetzler, whom she married July 1, 1945; two brothers, Jack Grewell of Winder, Ga., and Charles Grewell of Amarillo, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Standish (Sarah Lou) Miller of Chester; and several nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Katrina Lewis of the church is to conduct the services at 11 a.m. at the Arner Funeral Chapel. Burial is to be in Prall Cemetery at West Liberty.

Friends may call at the chapel from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Chester Church or the Lynn Murray Memorial Library.

Contributed by Diana Barnhart

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

JOSEPHINE M. "JO" BONESSI

East Liverpool Review, April 7, 2007

Josephine M. “Jo” Bonessi

CHESTER – Josephine J. “Jo” Bonessi passed quietly and peacefully away on April 5, 2007, after a long, lingering illness.

She was born on Feb. 9, 1923, to the late James and Elizabeth Fiala Bonessi.

Jo was raised in Chester, and graduated in 1946 from Geneva College, whe she studied business education.

Following graduation she taught commercial education at Chester and Oak Glen High schools until her retirement. She was involved in theatre productions, which she loved.

After retiring in 1984, Jo devoted her time to caring for other disabled members of her family and in 1992 she suffered a stroke which left her disabled.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph, who died at an early age; her sister, Angeline Masters, of Midland, who recently passed away in February 2007. Her brother, Dr. John J. Bonessi, passed away in 1989.

She is survived by a younger sister, Inez of Chester, and Dr. James V. Bonessi of Mt Vernon, Elizabeth Township, Pa., and numerous nieces and nephews now living in Baltimore, Md., New York City, Atlanta, Ga., South Bend, Ind., and Greater Pittsburg area.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a. m. on Monday, April 9, at Sacred Heart Church in Chester, by Father Lino Ebejer followed by interment in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Wellsville.

Friends will be received at the Arner Funeral Chapel, 607 Carolina Ave., Chester, Saturday, April 7, for 6 to 9 p.m. and form 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home before Mass on Monday April 9, 2007. Memorial contribution can be made to the church or a favorite charity.

KATHRYN E. GREGORY - Obituary

The Review, Feb. 27, 1998

Kathryn E. Gregory, 83

FAIR OAKS, Calif. – Services will be held Saturday for Kathryn E. Gregory, 83, of Fair Oaks, formerly of Chester, who died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1998, following a brief illness.

She was born in Morgantown, W. Va., May 3, 1914, a daughter of the late L. V. and Bertha Gidel Keck.

She graduated from Morgantown High School and West Virginia University. She taught at Chester Jr. High and Oak Glen High School form 1961 to 1976. She waas a member of the Rancho Cordova Presbyterian Church and a past member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Chester, the Chester Garden Club, the Chester Women’s Club and Crescent Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. A resident of Chester since 1935, she moved to California in 1986.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Gregory, who died in 1960; and a brother, L. V. Keck III.

She is survived by two sons, Doug Gregory of Sun City West, Ariz; and Robert Gregory of Fair Oaks, Calif.; two daughters, Jean Pritchett of Fair Oaks, Calif., and Ann Griss of Cleveland; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Katrina Lewis will conduct services at 1 p.m. at the Arner Funeral Chapel of Chester. Burial will be in Locust Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call a the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Saturday.

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Westminster United Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.

BETTY JEAN GRIMES - Obituary

The Review, December 14, 1998

Betty Jean Grimes, 73

CHESTER – Betty Jean Grimes, 73, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998, at City Hospital.

She was born in Newell Feb. 7, 1925, a daughter of the late James H. and Goldie Mae Dennis Grimes.

A lifelong area resident, she was a school teacher for 39 years. She taught at Chester Central , Chester Junior High and Allison Elementary.

She was a member of the First Christian Church of Chester, where she served as Sunday school superintendent, teaching both Sunday school and Bible school. She was also a member of the TLC Group and the Young of Heart Senior Sit Group. She was a member of the West Virginia Teachers Association and the National Teachers Association and served as a Grey Lady with City Hospital. She was an avid bell collector, belonging to the American Bell Association and having a collection of 2,000 bells.

She is survived by a brother, Monty Mack Grimes of New Cumberland.

She was preceded in death by a brother, James Edgar Grimes.

Minister Jerry Hillyer of the church will conduct services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Newell Chapel of the Nixon Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Columbiana County Memorial Park.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 today and form 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Tuesday.

Contributed by Diana Barnhart

WILLIAM W. HARPER - Obituary

The Review, November 13, 1996

William W. Harper Jr., 53

CHESTER – William W. Harper Jr., 53, of Virginia Avenue died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996, at City Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born in Wheeling May 13, 1943, a son of Mary Embleton Harper and the late W. W. Harper Sr.

He was employed several years as a teacher. He also was a electrician 15 years for theatrical lighting. He graduated from Chester High School and West Liberty State College. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lions Club, Kiwanis Club and the IATSE.

Besides his mother, he is survived by a son, Andrew M. Harper of San Jose, Calif.; a brother, James R. Harper of Chester; a sister, Mrs. Larry (Mary) Gillispie of Sarasota, Fla.; and three nephews and a niece.

Evangelist Frank Higginbotham of Virginia Avenue Church of Chris and the Rev. Sherman G. Davidson of the First United Methodist Church will conduct services at 11 a.m. Friday at the Arner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Locust Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home form 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Children’s Hospital.

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SARA A. THOMAS - Obituary

Evening Review
Jan 4, 1996

Sara A. Thomas, 87

EAST LIVERPOOL – Sara A. Thomas, 87, of Globe Street, formerly of Chester, died at 8:08 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1996, at City Hospital.

She was born in Chester May 1, 1908, a daughter of the late David and Sarah Maylan Thomas.

She lived her life in Chester until a year ago when she moved to East Liverpool. She was employed as a teacher 44 years at Chester High School and Oak Glen High School before retiring in 1973. She graduated from Chester High School in 1921 and from Bethany College in 1929. She attended West Virginia University and earned her master’s degree at Pitt University. She served as secretary and treasurer of Chester City Park and was a member of the First Christian Church.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Thomas; and a sister, Ina Birkhimer.

Minister James Dawes of the church will conduct services at 2p.m. Saturday at the Arner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Locust Hill Cemetery.

Friends my call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Friday.

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HARRIETTE ROCKWELL - Obituary

Evening Review, July 26, 1990

Harriette Rockwell, 78, Retired Teacher

HUNTINGTON, W Va. – Services are planned Friday for Mrs. Harriette Ann Rockwell, 78, of 1218 Ninth St., formerly of Chester, who died at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 1990, at home.

She was born July 5, 1912, at Hartford, W. Va., a daughter of the late Robert Embleton and Hattie Stone Embleton.

A retired Hancock County school teacher and a graduate of Marshall University, Mrs. Rockwell resided about 16 years in Huntington. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, League of Women Voters, Tri-State Peace Fellowship, A. A. U. W., Huntington Track Club, Church Women United, Retired Teachers Association and the UNICEF Committee of Huntington.

Survivors include a daughter, Pamela E. Rockwell of Charleston, W. Va.; a sister Mary E. Harper of Chester; two brothers, Robert Embleton of Point Pleasant, W. Va., and Paul Embleton of Richmond, Ind., and two grandchildren.

The Rev. Ronald R. Brooks and the Rev. Jan Thornton are to conduct the services at 2 p.m. Friday at the Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary.

Graveside services are planned at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shadow Lawn Memory Gardens in Newell.

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to Hospice of Huntington or branches of Domestic Violence Shelter.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

EUGENE TUCKER - Obituary

Weirton Daily Times
Weirton, WV

Eugene D. Tucker 3-14-08
TUCKER, Eugene D., 86, of Weirton, W.Va., died Thursday, March 13, 2008. Arrangements are pending at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton


Eugene Tucker 3-15-08
TUCKER, Eugene Denford, Sr., 86, a longtime Weirton resident, went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 13, 2008. A Christian, he was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be missed tremendously by his family.

He was born July 26, 1921, in Richwood, W.Va., a son of the late James Owen and Laura Belle Tucker. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Rita Tucker Smithson.

Eugene was a 1939 graduate of Richwood High School, where he played on the school’s football team. He joined the U.S. Army during World War II on September 7, 1942, and was assigned to work for the Army Medical Corps in the European Theater until November of 1945. After returning home, he graduated from Coyne Technical School in Chicago, Ill., where he became an electrician. He soon was employed by Mon Power in Clarksburg, W.Va., and in 1951, he was hired to work in Weirton Steel Corp.’s electrical department. He also was an electrical instructor at Weirton Steel for many years as part of the company’s Skill and Craft Training Center in the old Marantz Building, where he made many friends.

In 1980, when the training center closed, he was transferred to the mill’s Strip Steel Electrical Department over the picklers. He worked at Weirton Steel for 35 years until he retired on July 31, 1986. He also taught electricity to students at Weir Senior High School from 1960-1962. A member of the Memorial Baptist Church, his hobbies included reading, solving crossword puzzles, watching Steelers’ and Pirates’ games and doing repairs in and around the home he built for his family, which was a longtime dream.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Helen Irene Tucker of Weirton, whom he married August 25, 1951; son, Eugene D. Tucker, Jr. and his wife, Jill, of Weirton; daughter, Sue Ann Tucker Azzarello of Weirton; brother, James Owen Tucker of Weirton; granddaughter, Sarabeth Tucker of Toronto, Ohio; great granddaughter, Kalie Toy of Toronto; step-grandson, Doug Thompson of Weirton; and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Friends will be received Sunday, March 16, 2008, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where funeral services will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Monday.

Interment will be in Highland Hills Memorial Gardens, Follansbee, W.Va., where military services will be conducted by the American Legion Firing Squad.

Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com


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JACOB RUSSELL BAKER - Obituary

Weirton Daily Times
March 28, 1958
Page 2

JACOB RUSSELL BAKER

Jacob Russell Baker, 67, R. D. 1, New Cumberland, died today at 2:10 a.m. in the Weirton General hospital. He has been seriously ill the past two weeks.

Mr. Baker was born October 11, 1890 in Middlebourne, Tyler county, W. Va., the son of the late Samuel and Mary Fox Baker. He has resided in New Cumberland two years, going there from Middlebourne.

Mr. Baker married the late Harter Angle who died March 28, 1945 in 1912 in Middlebourne. He was of Methodist faith and was employed as a field roustabout in the oil fields.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Mary Ida Malone, Weirton; two sons, Russell Ernest Baker, Levensburg, Ohio; Harold James Baker, New Cumberland; one brother, William Baker, East Liverpool, Ohio, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. One great grandchild preceded him in death.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Steel and Wolfe Funeral home with Rev. Earl G. Hissom officiating. Burial will be made in the Leasures Chapel cemetery in Kidwell, W. Va.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home after 8 p.m. today.

CLARA ESTHER MERCER - Obituary

Weirton Daily Times
March 28, 1958
Page 2

MRS. CLARA MERCER

NEW CUMBERLAND - Mrs. Clara Esther Mercer, 55, Chester street, New Cumberland died at the Weirton General Hospital at 7:20 p.m. Thursday.

She had been a patient for 10 days. she was born January 2, 19003 in New Cumberland daughter of the late Robert and Mary Barton Heffner.

She was a member of the Nazarene Church of New Cumberland and is survived by; her husband, Dewey, and sons Doral of Santa Maria, California, Dwight,Dwyane (sic), Robert and Kenneth at home; daughters Mrs. John Delekta of Pughtown, Mrs. Hubert Wynn of Santa Maria and Mary Louise and Donna at home, five grand children; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Whipkey of Wellsville, Ohio, three brothers, Roy Heffner of Los Angeles, California, John Heffner of East Liverpool and Henry Heffner of New Cumberland.

Funeral services will be from the Stewart and Turley Funeral Home in New Cumberland Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. George Stewart of the Nazarene church officiating.

Burial will be in the Flatts (sic) cemetery in Pughtown. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime.

BLANCHE L. WILLIAMS - Obituary

Weirton Daily Times
February 19, 1958
Page 2

BLANCHE L. WILLIAMS
NEW CUMBERLAND - Mrs. Blanche L. Williams wife of T. R. Williams, 226 Virginia avenue, Chester died at East Liverpool City Hospital 11:30 a.m. Monday.

She was born in Gallia County, Ohio daughter of John and Olive Martindale. She was married to Theo R. Williams of Gallipolis, Ohio 62 years ago. She has resided in Chester since 1901.

She was a member of Chester Methodist Episcopla (sic) church of Chester and the Woman's church society.

She is survived by her husband and one son, Dr. Dale Williams of New Cumberland.

Funeral services will be conducted from the home at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Bright of the Methodist Episcopal church officiating.

Burial will be made in the Union Cemetery in Pughtown.

Friends may call at the home in Chester.

MARIA PANDELIOS - Obituary

Weirton Daily Times
January 2, 1958
Page 2
Maria Pandelios, 64, 107 Marie avenue, died Tuesday at the Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She was born February 2, 1893 in Chios, Greece.
She has been a resident of Weirton for the past 45 years. She was the daughter of the late Gus Boulles and Marigi Vlakos Boulles.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George in 1946. Surviving are two sons, James of Colcord, W. Va. and John of Weirton; one daughter, Mrs. Michael Fentis of Baltimore; one brother, George, of Hammond, Indiana and five grandchildren.
She was a member of the All Saints Greek Orthodox church. Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the church with Rev. Steven Natsis officiating. Burial wil be made in Chapel Hill Cemetery.
Friend are being received at the Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street.

GEORGE THOMAS LAWTON - Obituary

Weirton Daily Times
January 2, 1958
Page 2

GEORGE THOMAS LAWTON
NEWELL - George Thomas Lawton, 67, died at his home at 710 Washington avenue Wellsville, Ohio Tuesday at 3 p.m. A retired mold maker, he had been ill for six months.

He was born in Augusta, Georgia but had resided in the Tri-State district for 60 years. He was last employed by the Homer-Laughlin China factor. (sic)

He belonged to the Eagle lodge 457 in East Liverpool and the IBOP. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Alice Lawton at home; a daughter, Mrs. Fred Ausburn of Newell and two grandchildren.

The Rev. Charles Nuschke, minister of the Wellsville Central Methodist church, will conduct services at 2 p.m. in the Arner Funeral Home in East Liverpool.

Burial will be in the Columbia (sic) County Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Funeral Home today.

EMMA S. ARNER - Obituary

Weirton Daily Times
July 6, 1959
Page 2

MRS. EMMA S. ARNER

CHESTER - Mrs. Emma Shorts Arner, 88, died Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in her home on Carolina avenue. She was born May 4, 1871 in Franklin, Pa., the daughter of the late William and Christia Shorts.

She resided in Chester since 1899, and was preceded in death by George A. Arner who died in 1947, and a son, Lt. George Arner who died in 1914.

Mrs. Arner was a member of the Westminster United Presbyterian church, the Willing Workers class and the Senior Womans club of Chester.

Surviving is one son, Alvin L. Arner, East Liverpool; one sister, Mrs. Wallace McMillen, four grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Westminster United Presbyterian church by Rev. William L. Claghorn, pastor. Interment will be in Locust Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends in the Chester Arner Chapel Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Friday, March 14, 2008

WILMA PLOTTS - Obituary

Wilma Plotts – Obituary

Wednesday Nov. 26, 1986

Wilma Plotts
Miss Wilma Plotts, 84, of 14th St. N. W. Canton, Ohio, a longtime teacher in Chester Schools died this morning at 5:15 at the McKinley Life Care Centre in Canton, where she had been a patient two days.

She was born Nov. 16, 1902, a daughter of the late William Plotts and Ada Bevans Plotts.

Miss Plotts retired after teaching 45 years at the Chester Primary School. She had been employed many years at the D. M. Ogilvie Co. and served as a volunteer at City Hospital. She was graduated from Fairmont State Teachers College, and was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and Crescent Chapter 49, Order of Eastern star.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. J. Albert (Nancy) Rinehart of N. Canton; and two nephews.

There are to be no calling hours.

The Arner Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.

Wilma Plotts
Family services are planned Saturday at 2 p.m. at Arner Funeral Home for Miss Wilma Plotts, 84, of 14th St. N.W. Canton, who died Friday morning at McKinley Life Care Center in Canton where she had been a patient two days.

The Rev. Mark Wilds of the New Manchester Presbyterian Church is to officiate.

Friends may call one hour prior to services.

Burial is to be in Grandview Cemetery in Florence, Pa.

The family requests memorial contributions take the form of donations to the National Arthritis Foundation.

Contributed by BOB

DORATHY MURRAY - Obituary

Dorathy Z. Murray – Obituary

East Liverpool Review
Jan. 9, 2007

Dorathy Z. Murray

CHESTER – Dorathy Z. Murray, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007 at the Robert E. Boyce Pavilion of East Liverpool City Hospital.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Jane Fawcett Zimpfer.

Murray retired from Hancock County Schools after 37 years of service, having taught art and home economics in Chester, Newell and New Cumberland Schools. She graduated from East High School in Columbus and Ohio State University.

She was a member of the East Liverpool First United Methodist Church where she was active in the Ester Bible Club, Rebecca Joy Circle and United Methodist Women’s group. Murray also was a member of the Chester Woman’s Civic Club, the East Liverpool B.P.W.A., Chester Arts Club and the Hancock County Retired Teachers Association.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death, in 1976, by her husband John G. Murray and an infant daughter, Pamela Murray.

Surviving are a son, John D. Murray and his wife Marlene Fleming, of Chester; a sister Ruth Pflueger of Dunedin, Fla.; and granddaughter Meredith Blackburn of Philadelphia, Pa.

Pastors Jon Truax, of the church, and Dave Maly will officiate services at 120:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007 at the Arner Funeral Chapel followed by burial in Riverview Cemetry.

Friends may visit on Tuesday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m.

Contributed by Diana Barnhart

ALBERTA MARIE ABRAMS - Obituary

Alberta Marie Abrams – Obituary

East Liverpool Review
November 7, 2007

Alberta Marie Abrams, 98
CHESTER – Alberta Marie Abrams, 98, of Louisiana Avenue, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2005, at the Stone Pear Pavilion of the Orchards at Foxcrest.

Born in Georgetown, Pa., Aug. 10, 1909, a daughter of the late Robert Bertman and Pearl Elizabeth Abrams, she was a lifetime area resident.

A retired educator, she taught school in the Chester area more than 50 years.

She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Chester, and the Chester Women’s Club, Sorocis Club, Chester Junior Women’s Club and the Civic Club.

After graduating in the Chester High School Class of 1926, she earned degrees in higher education at Wooster College, Kent State University, Duke University and West Virginia University.

She was a gourmet cook and an experienced world traveler.

Surviving is a sister, Shirley Abrams Smith and her husband Dennis of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Also surviving are 10 nieces ad nephews: Chris Snyder and her husband Larry of Chester; John “Jay” Abrams of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Paul Abrams and his wife Anna of Mission Viejo, Calif.; Kathleen Abrams of Seattle, Wash.; Patricia Kemme and her husband Michael of Champagne, Ill., Michael Smith and his wife Vickey of Hamilton, Ohio; Daniel Smith and his wife Marie of Downingtown, Pa.; Robert Smith and his wife Jane of Harrison, Ohio; Thomas Smith and his wife Barbara of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Matthew Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Eunice M. Abrams, who died June 26, 1993, and Leona P. Abrams, who died Feb. 27, 2001; three brothers, Thomas L. Abrams, who died March 18, 1953; John C. Abrams, who died Jan 27, 2004, and Robert B. Abrams, who died Jan. 11, 2005.

Also preceding her wore four nephews.

Services are planned for 11 a.m. Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Katrina Lewis officiating. Friends may call Thursday at the Dawson Funeral Home where the family will be present form 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Burial will be in Mill Creek Hill Cemetery in Hookstown, Pa.

Family and friends will gather at the church following the services.

View this obituary and send condolences online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com.

BETTY BUBEN - Obituary

Betty Buben – Obituary

East Liverpool Review
July 26, 2006

Betty Buben
NEWELL – Betty Buben, a daughter of Joseph L. and Elva Fay Buben, has one brother, Joseph Richard Buben at home; one sister, Martha Dingess of Chester; a nephew, Herman G. Dingess Jr. of California; a niece, Jennie Fae Dingess of East Liverpool; several cousins, Alta Wetzel of East Liverpool, Al Foutts of Columbiana, Paul Buben, Joseph Buben, Helen Buben Scott, all of Oklahoma and Vernon Buben of Alaska.

A brother, Robert A. Buben, preceded her in death September 2002.

She lived her whole life in the Newell area, graduating from Wells High School in the 40s. She graduated from West Liberty with a B. S. and from West Virginia University in Morgantown with her masters and a doctorate.

Betty taught school in West Virginia all of her life and helped many young kids. She taught elementary, junior high, and some high school. She also taught at the Grandview Elementary School moving to Chester Junior High and High School and then to Jefferson Elementary in Newell where she became principal.

Betty was a cheerleading advisor at Chester Junior High and also was involved in the science fairs in West Virginia entering many of her students and helping overall.

In the summer, Betty worked for Hancock County Tax Office as a field deputy, when she had extra time.

She was well respected and had accomplished many things in the education field. She belonged to the Regional High School Principal’s Association and the National Elementary Principal’s Association. She had worked on education committees and panels in Charleston, W. Va. For the former West Virginia state senator and current Supreme Court Justice Joseph P. Albright of Wood County, Parkersburg, W. Va.

Betty was called upon for an interview at the National Education Association in Las Vegas, Nev. That was televised nationally, she was representing the whole eastern party of the United States.

She was associated with many clubs and organizations including, the former Child counseling in East Liverpool, the Red Cross in East Liverpool, the Women’s Club in Newell and Chester, the Business and Professional Women’s Club and other such activities. Betty was asked to judge many parades and activities involving children and farm animals.

After she retired, she became quite active in the West Virginia Teachers and Personnel Association. She was a local member and a state representative.

Betty had attended the Church of Christ in Newell where she was the treasurer for 20 years. She currently was a member of the Methodist Church in Chester.

Betty’s funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Methodist Church in Chester, followed by a luncheon served in the church’s social room and a memorial at the chapel in Locust Hill Cemetery at 1 p.m.

Betty has a memorial for scholars at Oak Glen. You can send any money to Dollars for Scholars in care of Betty Buben, P. O. Box 458, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920

The Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester is in charge of services.

CHARLES H. DORNAN - Obituary

Weirton Daily Times
August 5, 1955
Page 2

Charles H. Dornan
New Cumberland - Charles H. Dornan, 70, of Ridge road, New Cumberland, died at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at his home. Born on May 31, 1885 in Hancock County, he was the son of the late Basil and Alzira Gibson Dornan.

Mr. Dornan was a retired miner and was last employed by the Crescent Brick Company in New Cumberland. He was a member of the Pughtown Christian church.

Survivors include his wife Oliva Glass Dornan; two sons, Eugene Dornan of Chester and Robert Wayne Dornan of New Cumberland; one sister, Mrs. Blanche Timberman of Weirton; and two grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Stewart and Turley funeral home in New Cumberland where funeral services will be held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. George Stewart will officiate. Burial will be made in the Union Cemetery at Pughtown.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

PEGGY BERRY - Obituary

Peggy Berry, 61, of Erie Street, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at home.

She was born in Tuscaloosa Ala. March 5, 1939, a daughter of the late Robert and Flora Hurst Christian.

She was employed at the Homer Laughlin China Company and was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband; Eddie Davis of Wellsville; a daughter, Lisa Davis of East Liverpool; a stepsister, Salley Hadley of Omaha, Neb. and Clyde Christian Jr. of Denver Colo., and a granddaughter.

Services will be held at 11 A.m. Tuesday at the Leavell Funeral Home in Midland. Burial will be in Calcutta United Presbyterian Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Contributed by Deborah Wall

LIZZIE G. CAROTHERS - Obituary

Weirton Daily Times
September 27, 1955
page 2

MRS. LIZZIE G. CAROTHERS

Mrs. Lizzie (Goldie) Carothers, 64, Straight St., New Cumberland, died at 11 a.m. on Monday in the Weirton General Hospital. Mrs. Carothers had been confined to the hospital for the past two weeks.

She was born on May 22, 1891 in Roanoke, Va., the daughter of the late Charles and Frances Jones and had resided in New Cumberland for the past 30 years.

Mrs. Carothers' church affiliation was with St. Peter A. M. E. Church.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph Carothers; one daughter, Mrs. Catherine Barton, York, Pa.; one son, Arthur E. Brown, Steubenville; one sister, Pearl Jones, Roanoke, Va.; one grandchild and two great grandchildren.

Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. George Stewart will officiate at funeral services in the Stewart and Turley Funeral Home and the burial folloing in the Union Cemetery in Pughtown.

Friends of the family may call at the Stewart and Turley Funeral Home in New Cumberland.

MRS. ELIZABETH GRIST - Obituary

Weirton Daily Times
February 3, 1955
Page 2

MRS. MRRIS (sic) GRIST

Mrs. Elizabeth Grist, 66, of 3624 West street, died in Weirton General Hospital at 7:20 a. m. today, only a few minutes after having suffered a heart attack at her home.

She was born on March 8, 1888, to the late James C. and Sarah Ann Jones in Clydeh, Swansea, Wales, and was married on July 22, 1909 in Steubenville. Mrs. Grist came to Weirton from Steubenville thirty-one years ago. She was a member of Cove Presbyterian Church, Weirton Woman’s Club of Steubenville.

She leaves: her husband, Morris; sons, Clifford C. of Weirton and Edwin J. of Follansbee; three grandchildren; and brothers, Cornelius Jones of Steubenville, and Dr. John Jones of Los Angeles, Calif., a heart specialist who performed the first heart operation telecast all over the country. A brother, Edwin, died in Erie Pa., six years ago, and a brother, Dr. Thomas C. Jones, a cancer specialist and one of the top staff surgeons at Cleveland Clinic, died five years ago.

Friends will be received in the Steel and Wolfe Funeral Home late this evening. Services will be held Sunday 2 p.m. at the Funeral Home with the Rev. A Ferman Kearney, D. D. in charge. Burial will be in the Jones family plot at the Union Cemetery, Steubenville.

CHARLES LEROY STEWART - Obituary

Weirton Daily Times
February 3, 1955
page 2

Charles Leroy Stewart

Services for Charles Leroy Stewart of Wintersville, brother of Mrs. Della Hall, Weirton, will be held Saturday 2 p.m. in the Dun?ope Funeral Home, Wintersville, with the Rev. John K. McDivitt in charge. Interment will be in Ft. Steuben Burial Estates.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

MR. and MRS. HARRY B. LYON GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Clipping contributed by Douglas Lyon East Liverpool Review, East Liverpool, Ohio
Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Lyon
To Mark Golden Wedding

They'll Hold Open House For Anniversary Wednesday.

The golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Lyon will be celebrated with open house Wednesday from 2 to 10 o'clock at their home on the Smiths Ferry-Calcutta Rd.

They were married Nov. 25, 1909, by the Rev. L. N. Campbell in the parsonage of the Free Methodist Church of Hookstown.

Mrs. Lyon, the former Ellen A. Duncan, does all her work and her husband assists in operating machinery and caring for a garden on their farm.

They are active members of the First Free Methodist Church of East Liverpool.

They have four daughters, Mrs. Charles E. Dunn(Twila) of the Smiths Ferry-Calcutta Rd., Mrs. Phillip C. Boyce (Muriel) of Tuscarawarus Rd., Beaver; Mrs. Charles S. May (Dorothy) of Beaver, and Mrs. Robert Morrow (June), of Georgetown and two sons, Cecil Lyon, living at home, and Thomas Lyon of Calcutta.

There are 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

ABRAHAM and MARY LYONS - Obituary

HOOKSTOWN COUPLE
CLAIMED BY DEATH

Funeral services were held this afternoon in the Free Methodist Church, near Hookstown, for a
Hookstown couple, Abraham and Mary Lyons, life-long residents of the county, who died within twenty-four hours of each other.

Mr. Lyons, 76, died suddenly at nine o'clock Friday morning from a heart attack in his home. Mrs. Lyons, 74, had been in ill health for some time bu insisted on purchasing the burial lot in Mill Creek cemetery, near Hookstown, and going to East Liverpool, O., to purchase a suit for her husband's funeral.

Funeral arrangements had been completed when Mrs. Lyons collapsed and died at 9:10 o'clock Saturday morning in her home. Arrangements were changed to make the funeral and burial a double serviec.

Mr. and Mrs. Lyons are survived by four sons, Harry and Clifford Lyons, Hookstown; Roy Lyons, Beaver, and Charles Lyons, Monaca; and four daughters, Mrs. Bertha Gillespie, Hookstown, Mrs. Armenia McHugh, Cleveland, Mrs. Jeannette Cudiff, Chester, W. Va., and Emma Lyons, a home.

In addition, Mr. Lyons is survived by a brother, Louis Lyons, Chester, W. Va., and Mrs. Lyons is survived by three sisters, Mrs. T. S. Campbell, Chester, W. Va., Mrs. Rosa Campbell, East Liverpool, O., and Mrs. Maggie Laughlin, Hookstown, and three brothers, J. L. Allison, Hookstown and George and Bert Allison, Chester, W. Va.


Contributed by Douglas Lyon
Abraham died on May 23, 1941
Mary died on May 24, 1941
(as close as I can figure this article was printed on the 26th of May 1941)

There are photos and obits at these links:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Lyon&GScid=45419&GRid=18822633& (Abraham - by George Allison)
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Lyon&GScid=45419&GRid=18822009& (Mary - by George Allison)

Saturday, March 8, 2008

OLD OHIO SCHOOLS

My friend Connie, over at the Meigs County mailing list on Rootsweb has shared the following link:

http://www.oldohioschools.com/

There are several schools in most categories for Columbiana County and I thought some of you might be interested in visiting the site. It covers all of Ohio, not just Columbiana County.

JAMES F. WESTFALL - Obituary

Review
Tues. Feb. 6, 1951

James Westfall

James F. Westfall, 805 Broadway, Wellsville, died late Sunday night in the Rocky Glenn Sanatorium at McConnelsville, following a three-years illness. He was 58.

Mr. Westfall was born near Sutton, W. Va. He was employed for many years in the Buckeye Plant of the McLain Fire Brick Co, retiring four years ago because of failing health.

He leaves his widow, Mrs Amanda Stanley Westfall and two step-sons, Harry McClure of Wellsville R. D., and Richard McClure of East Liverpool.

The body was taken to the McLean Funeral Home for rites Wednesday at 3 p.m. by Rev. George L. Waldon, pastor of the Christian Church. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery.

Friends may call tonight at the funeral home.

Contributed by BOB

STEVE TRESSLER - Funeral Notice

Beaver Falls Tribune
03/30/1914
Pg 2
Funeral of Steve Tressler,

Funeral services for Steve Tressler were held from the the undertaking rooms of Joseph C. Spratt in New Brighton, Monday morning at 8:30 o’clock with requiem high mass at Holy Trinity church, Beaver Falls at 9 o’clock. Interment was made in St. Felix cemetery, Freedom.


Contributed by BOB

ARMENIA BIRCH - Obituary

Services will be held Tuesday for Mrs Armenia Birch, 83, of 214 Glenwood Avenue, who died Friday at Youngstown Northside Hospital folllowing a six-month illness.

Born May 30, 1875, at Calcutta, she was a daughter of George and Martha Brannan, and had resided in this area for 40 years. She was preceded in death by her husband William C. Birch. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a son, George Birch of East Palestine; a sister, Mrs. Paul Shaffer of Beaver Falls, and a grandchild.

Services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 at the home by the Rev. William Robb, burial will be at Calcutta.

***Contributed by Deborah Wall
Publication & date not given

Friday, March 7, 2008

EMIL M. RICE - Obituary

Emil M. Rice, 71

Chester - Emil M. Rice, 71, of Louisiana Avenue died at 3 p. m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1994, at the Weirton Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Chester Jan. 24, 1923, a son of the late Warren and Rosie Flannigan Rice.

He lived his life here and was a retired employee of the Mackintosh Hemphill Co. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 121 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6450.

His wife, Martha J. Swisher Rice, died Feb. 7, 1990.

He is survived by a son, John Bickerstaff of Chester; two daughters, Mrs. Denzil (Beverly) Walker of New Cumberland and Mrs. Clifford (Judy) Shenton of Port Orange, Fla.; two brothers, John Rice of East Liverpool and Layman Rice of Newell; a sister, Mrs. Lawrence (Josephine) Dudgeon of East Liverpool; 10 grandchilren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Minister James Dawes of the First Christian Church will conduct services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Arner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Shadow Lawn Memory Gardens.

Friends may call at the chapel from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Friday.

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Lynn Murray Memorial Library.