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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

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.

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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.

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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


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


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


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


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.