Thursday, September 3, 2009

Debra Hanlon Obituary

Debra Hanlon
Died Dec. 21, 2003

CENTER TWP. – Debra A. Cooper-Hanlon, 48, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, in Kindred Health Care, Beaver, following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 2, 1955, in Sewickley, the daughter of Eugene and Roberta McDonald Cooper of Hopewell Township.
She was a former nurse’s aide and a member of the Wildwood Chapel in Alliquippa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles r. Hanlon.
Besides her parents, she is survived by two sons, Chaz Cooper-Hanlon and Cory Cooper-Hanlon, both of Center Township; one brother, Michael Cooper of Aliquippa; and one sister, Pamela Reed of Enon Valley.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Wildwood Chapel. Welch Funeral Home, Hookstown, is in charge of arrangements..
There will be no visitation.

John Taggart Obituary

John Taggart
Died April 8, 2004

SALEM – John E. Taggart, 95, formerly of Wellsville, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at Blossom Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Salem after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Wellsville on Dec. 5, 1908, a son of the late John E. and Emma Vantilburg Taggart.
He at one time worked as a meter reader for Wellsville.
He is survived by his wife, Edith H. Glover Taggart; two sons, John Taggart of Texas and Jon Wayne Taggart of Satsuma, Fla.; three daughters, Shelby Smith of Toronto, Joyce Taggart of Wellsville and Judy Taggart of New Philadelphia, Ohio; one brother, Harold Taggart of Toronto; one sister, Emma Foehrenbach of Indiana, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter.
A memorial service will be held at the Wellsville Chapel of the martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Tuesday, March 13, 2004, at 11 a.m. with the Pastor Larry Rose of Northside Community Church officiating.
Burial will follow in Sugar Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
No calling hours are planned.

Linda Daniels Obituary

Linda Daniels
Died Dec. 30, 2003

WELLSVILLE – Services will be held Friday for Linda D. Daniels, 56, of Wellsville, who died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
She was born in Wellsville, Nov. 11, 1947, a daughter of Herman Montgomery and Lucille Boso, both of Wellsville.
She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, heather Daniels McCarthy of Wellsville; five sisters, Juanita Montgomery, DeAnna Call and Shirley Montgomery of Wellsville, Dorothy “Dot” LeMasters of Midland, Pa., and Helen Knox of Richmond, Ohio; one brother, Herman Montgomery Jr., of Calcutta; and one grandson.
The Rev. Chester Miller will conduct the services at 8 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home. Burial in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Ronald E. Shank Sr. Obituary

Ronald Shank Sr.
Died Jan. 7, 2004

NEGLEY – Ronald E. Shank Sr., 68, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, in the Medical Center, Beaver.
Born Dec. 1, 1935, in Apollo, Pa., he was a son of the late Harold V. and Eleanor Shank Sr.
He retired from Crucible Steel Colt Industries. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Y. Mills Shank.
He is survived by sons, Ronald E. Shank II of Struthers, Kevin /B. Shank of Daytona, Ohio, Wade Shank of Dumfries, VA., Bradley D. Shank of Sumpter, S.C., and Christopher L. Shank of New Waterford; six grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara Hogue of Blairsville, Pa.
The Rev. Wilmer Olszewski, pastor of the Hookstown Free Methodist Church, will officiate services at 11 a.m. Monday at D. L. Williams Funeral Home. Interment in Highland Cemetery, with full military rites.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Robert Atkins Obituary

Robert Atkins
Died Nov. 17, 2003

CENTERVILLE, Tenn.—Robert Earl Atkins, 65, of Centerville, Tenn., formerly of East Liverpool, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, at home following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Webster Springs, W.Va., May 16, 1938, a son of the late G. Earl and Gwendolyn Atkins.
He was a retired maintenance worker and served with the U. S. Navy for four years.
He is survived by his wife, Nila Atkins at home; three sons, Robert “Tag” Atkins of Springfield, Tenn., Clifton “Eric” Atkins of Nashville, Tenn., and Joseph A. Atkins of East Liverpool; a daughter, Melissa Atkins Monte of East Liverpool; three sisters, Jean Shields of Barberton, Ohio, Judy Ferlaino of Youngstown and Nancy McKinney of Hermitage, Tenn.; and 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Private memorial services will be held by the family.

John George Jr. Obituary

John George Jr.
Died April 10, 2004

MIDLAND – John “Earl” George, Jr., 85, formerly of Conway, Glenshaw and Derry, Pa., died Saturday, April 10, 2004, unexpectedly at The Medical Center, Beaver, following a lengthy illness.
Born Dec. 10, 1918, in Pittsburgh, the son of the late John Earl, SR. and Mary Ellen Davies George.
He was a retired from Conrail Conway Yards. He was a member of the Conway Christian And Missionary Alliance Church.
In addition to his parent, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores “Dolly” Sferro George.
Surviving are three daughters, Theresa “Terry” A. Hicks of Louisville, Ky., Karen I Stratton of Industry and Kathryn “Kathy “ K. Dout of Midland and two grandsons.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home at 25 W. Market St., Blairsville, Pa.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the D.L. Williams Funeral Home at 848 Midland Ave., Midland and at 1 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home.

Billy L. Heiland Obituary

Billy Heiland
Died Oct 5, 2003

ROGERS – Billy L. Heiland, 72, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at North Side Hospital in Youngstown following a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 8, 1930, in Sligo, Mo., a son of the late Andrew J. And Gladys Stottler Heiland.
He was employed at the Insul Co. and served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. He was a member of Rogers Assembly of God.
He is survived by his wife, Bobbie J. Davis Heiland; sons, David E. Heiland of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Dennis L. Heiland of New Waterford and Deral S. Heiland of Xenia, Ohio; brothers, Andrew G. Heiland and Francis E. Heiland of St. Louis, Mo.; sister, Peggy Counts of St. Louis; and three grandchildren.
The Rev. Paul Wright will conduct the service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home in East Palestine. Burial will be in Crest Haven Memorial Gardens. The combined units of the American Legion Post 31 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4579 will accord military rites
Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Rose Amato Sullivan Obituary

Rose Amato Sullivan
Died Jan. 20, 2004

WELLSVILLE – Rose Amato Sullivan of Parshall Street died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at her home following a lengthy illness.
Born in Wellsville May 5, 1930, daughter of the late John and Rosalia DeFilippo Amato, she was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
A mother and loving wife, she was a lifelong resident of Wellsville.
Her husband and caregiver, Robert Reark Sullivan, whom she married May 14, 1960, survives at home.
Five daughters, Mrs. Gary (Rosalia) Kijanka of Steubenville, Mrs. Paul (Marguerite) Shilot and Mrs. Jeff (Noreen) Hanselman, both of Wellsville, Mrs. Randy (Maria) Gaskill of East Liverpool, and Mrs. Todd (Giovanna) Sullivan of Wellsville, survive.
A brother, John Amato and his wife Betty of East Liverpool, also survives along with four sisters, marguerite Amato, Nora Amato and Mrs. John (Frances) Pickering, all of Wellsville, and Mrs. Fred (Mary) Smith of Findlay, Ohio.
Eleven grandchildren who were the greatest joys of her life also survive. They are Justin, Jesse and Jared Shilot, Chrysta and Gary Kijanka, Jeffrey and Celeste Hanselman, Bobby and Eric Sullivan, and Blake and Colton Gaskill.
Many nieces and nephews also survive.
A brother, Vincent “Jim” Amato, preceded her in death.
Friends may call today at the Dawson Funeral Home, where the family will be present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Rosary Service is planned for 8 p.m., today at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial with Fr. Bernard N. Gaeta as celebrant will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church. It will be preceded by a service of remembrance at the Dawson Funeral Home at 1 p.m.
Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Wellsville.
Following the service, family and friends will gather at the Dawson Family Center for fellowship and refreshment.
Memorial tributes may take the form of contributions in honor of her special friends Matthew and Tony in care of the Columbiana County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmentally Disabled, P. O. Box 888, East Liverpool, Oh 43920
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Anna Karaffa Obituary

Anna Karaffa
Died June 7, 2003

PALM HAROR, Fla., -- Anna Frances Karaffa, 87, formerly of Toronto, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at the Palm Garden of Clearwater, Fla.
She was born in Stratton, Ohio, Sept. 11, 1915, a daughter of the late Stephen and Susan Demko Uhrinek
She was a retired cook for the Lincoln Elementary School of the Toronto School System and a member of the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church of Toronto.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Steven Karaffa.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Frances) Sherowski of Blacklick, Ohio, and Mildred Karaffa of Clearwater, Fla.; two brothers, Joseph Uhrinek and Andrew Uhrinek of Clearwater, Fla.; a sister, Elizabeth Olesky of Wellsville; and two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Monsignor Kurt Kemo will be celebrant at a Funeral Liturgy with Mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church on North River Avenue. Burial in Toronto Union Cemetery.
The Clarke Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Haynes - Obituary

Charles Haynes
Died Jan. 5, 2004

ETOWAH, N.C. – Charles Robert Haynes, 80, passed away Monday, Jan. 5, 2004.
He was the son of the late Charles Thomas and Cora (Kempf) Haynes. He was employed as a carpenter and was a veteran of World War II, serving n the U.S. Army Air Corp.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Elaine (Workman) Haynes, and one son, Jeffery Scott Haynes.
He is survived by four sons, Charles Haynes of Asheville, N.C., Mark Haynes of Jasksonville, Fla., Gary Haynes of Atlanta, Ga., and Gregory Haynes of Weirton; three daughters, Robin Papach of Enon Valley, Pa., Debra Donahue of Etowah, and Shelly Steinman of Weirton; two sisters, Doris Gray of New Cumberland and Jean Truax of Forty Myers, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. R. K. Staub officiating. Burial will follow in the New Cumberland Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Turley Funeral Home in New Cumberland from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Russell Prochaska Obituary

Russell Prochaska
Died Dec. 1, 2003

Russell Prochaska, Sr.,, 85, of RD #1 Sun Valley, Weirton passed away Monday, December 1, 2003 at the Weirton Medical Center.
He was born November 24, 1918 in Moundsville, a son of the late Anton and Myrtle Prochaska. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth May Lashore Prochaska; five brothers and several sisters.
He was retired from Weirton Steel Corporation where he worked as a dozer operator and he was a member of the 25 Year Club. He was a Protestant by faith.
He is survived by two daughters, Carole Jones and Myrtle Lemasters; a son, Russell Frochaska, Jr., all of Weirton; ten grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the Turley Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Thomas officiating. Interment followed at the New Cumberland Cemetery.

Frances Watson Obituary

Frances “Frankie” Watson
Died July 24, 2003
Frances “Frankie” Watson, 69, of New Manchester peacefully passed away Thursday, July 24, 2003 at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born October 27, 1933 in New Cumberland, a daughter of the late Earl and Constance Carroll Bennett. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Jeanne Bennett, Ann Bennett and Edith Long and a brother, Richard Bennett.
She has worked for the East Liverpool City Hospital, the Weirton Hospital and as a home health nurse. She had been a leader of the Sundowners 4-H Club. She was a member of the United Way, the West Virginia Nursing Association and the Point Pleasant United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth E. Watson, at home; two sons, James F. Wellington of Jacksonville, FL and Kendall E. Watson and his wife, Regina of Chester; a daughter, Kenya R. Watson Herstine of New Manchester and two grandchildren, Justin Lipps and Kaitlyn Herstine of New Manchester.
Funeral services were held on Monday, July 8, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the New Cumberland Chapel of the Nixon Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Andrews and Rev. R. F. Staub officiating. Interment followed at the New Cumberland Cemetery.

Sophia Eve Mercer Obituary

Sophia Eve Mercer
Died Jan. 20, 2003

Sophia Eve Mercer, 19 months, of Lennyville passed away Monday, January 20, 2003.
She was born June 9, 2001 in Weirton, a daughter of Brian and Faith Board Mercer.
She attended the New Cumberland Church of the Nazarene Family Life Center.
Besides her parents she is survived by two brothers, Curtis, her twin and Matthew and three sisters, Abigail, Adriana and Bethany, all at home, maternal grandparents, Michael and Janet Board of New Cumberland, Maternal great grandparents, Charles and Elizabeth Board of New Manchester, Billie Baker and Robert and Norma Baker, all of Morgantown; paternal grandparents, Joe and Debbie Mercer of New Cumberland and Tom and Pauline Stillwagon of New Manchester, Earl and Harriet Cooper of Chester and Joe and Mary Burskey of Weirton and a paternal great-great grandmother, Anna Guire of Hopedale, Oh.
She was preceded in death y a paternal great grandmother, Geneva Mercer.
Services were held on Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the Newell chapel of the Nixon Funeral Home with Pastor John Anderson officiating. Interment followed at the New Cumberland Cemetery.

Earl George Parsons Obituary

Earl George Parsons
Died June 5, 2003

Earl George Parsons, 89, of California Ave., Chester passed away Thursday, June 5, 2003 at the East Liverpool City Hospital.
He was born June 7, 1913 in Chester, a son of the late William T. and Ada B. McCoy Parsons. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert L. Parsons.
He worked for National Steel, Weirton Steel Division for 37 years as an accountant. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church where he had been the Sunday School treasurer.
He is survived by ex-wife Carole Elaine Caldwell Parsons, three sons, William T. Parsons and his wife, Kay of Salem, Or. Robert A. Parsons of Mt. Crawford, VA and Bruce C. Parsons of Chester; two daughters, Leslie parsons of Chester, with whom he resided and Melanie Parsons and don Hart of Stafford, VA; a brother, C. Alan Parsons and his wife, Jac of Lorain, Oh, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Parsons of Charleston, SC; caregivers, Donette Louk and Sue Thompson of Newell and Mary Holmes of Chester and five grandchildren, Katie and Kelly Parsons of Salem, Or and Keith, Craig and Kyle Parsons of Bridgewater, VA.
Funeral services were held on Monday, June 16, 2003 at 3 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church with Rev. Katrina Lewis officiating. Interment followed in the Riverview Cemetery.
Arner Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Sherry L. Starr Obituary

Sherry Starr
Died Nov. 18, 2003

TORONTO – Sherry L. (Shevelow) Starr, 42, died Tuesady, Nov. 18, 2003, in Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh following a year-long battle with leukemia.
She was born July 21, 1961, in Steubenville, a daughter of Samuel B. and Mary Richman Shevelow Sr. of Toronto.
She worked in the office of Dr. Glenn Swearingen, D. D. S., and attended the Toronto First Church of the Nazarene.
Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, David Starr; a son, Cozmo Starr at home; a sister, Susette Tice of Toronto; and three brothers, Samuel B. Shevelow Jr. and Scott Shevelow of Toronto and Frank Shevelow of Columbus.
A Celebration of life service will be at 11 am. Saturday at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dennis Kelley officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today and 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Mary H. Frazier Obituary

Mary H. Frazier
Died Nov. 26, 2003

BRADENTON, F;A. – Mary H. Frazier, 77, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, following a very brief illness.
She was born July 20, 1926, in East Liverpool, a daughter to the late Dale B. Bence and Nellie Chisco-Gaffney. She lived most of her life in East Liverpool, working as a sales clerk for Hills Department Store, before moving to Bradenton, Fla., in 1985.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Blair G. Frazier, in 1972, as well as a sister, Clara Hooker.
She is survived by a son, Dale B. Frazier and his wife Kathryn, of East Liverpool; two daughters, Terry Ann Pruneski and her husband Ted and Clara Lynn Bailey and her husband Charles, both of East Liverpool; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Monday a the East Liverpool Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes, with the Rev. Ron Williams of the First Christian Church – Disciples of Christ officiating.
Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery.
Family will be present to receive friends at the East Liverpool Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday.
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Evelyn Sutherin Obituary

Evelyn Sutherin
Died Nov. 25, 2003

EAST PALESTINE – There will be a graveside memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Crest Haven Memorial Gardens for Evelyn A. Sutherin, 78, of West Main Street, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003, at Salem Community Hospital following a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 25, 1925, in Cleveland, and was a secretary with the Cleveland Illuminating Co. She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church.
She is survived by three great-nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn “Ossie” Sutherin.
Arrangements handled by the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home.

Marilyn Beverly Obituary

Marilyn Beverly
Died Nov. 27, 2003

BRISTOL, Va. –Marilyn Cusick Beverly, 57, formerly of Lisbon, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at her home.
She was born in Lisbon April 3, 1946, a daughter of Grace Wetter Cusick Powell of Lisbon and the late Oswald “Pete” Cusick.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Lisbon Assembly of God Church at one time
She is survived by a daughter, Jodi Rhoades of Elkton; a son, Jamie Beverly of East Liverpool; two sisters, Jane Elsner of Garrett, Ind., and Shirley Thirion of Lisbon; two brothers, Allen Cusick of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Glenn Cusick of Lisbon; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home.
Visitation is two hours prior to the service.

Margaret Scarry Obituary

Margaret Scarry
Died Nov. 29, 2003

CONNEAUT, Ohio – Margaret JoAnn Scarry, 82, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, a the Villa at the Lake.
Born in Chester, Oct. 6, 1921, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Doane (Johnston) Hobbs.
She was a customer service manager for Bank One.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Anderson of Conneaut; sons, John Scarry of Chapel Hill, N. C., and James Scarry of Sheffield Lake, Ohio; three granddaughters, a great-granddaughter; and s sister, Jean Frank of Washington, Pa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George.
The Rev. Raymond Lamb will officiate services at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of God, Rt. 7 in Conneaut. Interment at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Avon.
The Thompson-Smith Funeral Home in Conneaut is in charge of arrangements.