Monday, May 30, 2011

Delmas A. Sanford Obituary

Delmas A. Sanford
East Liverpool Review
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Delmas A.Sanford 83
EAST LIVERPOOL – Delmas A. “Tut” Sanford, 83, an East Liverpool native and a lifelong resident of the Dixonville area of his hometown, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011, at his home on Park Boulevard East.
Born June 10, 1927, in East Liverpool, he was a son of the late Louis and Eunice Sanford.
After graduation from East Liverpool High School in 1945, he immediately was drafted into the United States Army to fight for his country during World War II, where he served with the occupational forces in Japan. During his time in the service, he joined the Christian Military Group known as the GI Gospel Band which rebuilt churches and homes that had been bombed in the war.
Upon completion of his military service, he returned to East Liverpool and married his high school sweetheart, Doris Jean Goodman on Sept. 23, 1947, and they began building their own family.
Besides being survived at home by his wife “Dorie” he also leaves three daughters, JoDell Simons of Hummelstown, Pa., Renee Willoughby and her husband, David of Silver Spring, Md., and Jelayne Dray and her husband, Dan of East Liverpool.
He is also survived by one granddaughter, Heather Peters and her husband, Joey of Laurel, Md.; five grandsons, David “Branson” Willoughby of Silver Spring, Kevin “Christopher” Sanford of Kettering, Ohio, Daniel Andrew “Drew” Dray of East Liverpool, Tyler Simons of Hummelstown, and Brock Dray of East Liverpool; two great-granddaughters, Madison and Faith Peters of Laurel; and one daughter-in-law, Christie Sanford of East Liverpool.
He was also preceded in death by two sons, Jeffrey Craig Sanford and Kevin Alan Sanford; two sisters, Elaine Lovier and Marjorie Stover; and six brothers, Luke Sanford, Ralph Sanford, Vernon Sanford, Richard Sanford, Kenneth Sanford and Willard Sanford.
Delmas Sanford owned and operated the Sanford & Son Plumbing Company in East End for 53 years. For many of those years, his son Kevin, who passed away in 1998, worked as his partner in the business. An active membe4r of his hometown community, he was one of the founders of the East Liverpool Community Rescue Mission. He served as a president of the East Liverpool Area Chamber of Commerce and was a chairman of he East Liverpool Businessmen’s Association. A trustee of the East Liverpool City Hospital Board, he was also a director of the former First Federal Savings & Loan. For many years he was elected and served on the East Liverpool City School Board and he was a member of the Ohio School Board Association’s All-Regional Board. A former member of the Columbiana County Health Board, he also served on the Salvation Army Advisory Board. Along with his son Kevin, he co-chaired the telemarketing fund raising committee for the East Liverpool High School Alumni Association’s Clock Tower Rebuilding Fund.
A member of the First Church of the Nazarene in East Liverpool, he serves as a trustee, and also was s Sunday School Superintendent, teacher, held a local minister’s license, coached the local boys youth basketball team, and enjoyed playing on the church’s Men’s Softball Team. He served as a member of the Eastern Ohio District Church of the Nazarene Advisory Board and the Gideon Bible Society. For many years he had been an active participant of the annual Community Prayer Breakfast Committee. For all of his efforts, he was the 1964 recipient of the Jaycee’s Civic Service Award and in 1985 he received the organization’s Distinguished Service Award. In 1986, he was named a Morning Journal Citizen of the Year. In 2003, he was inducted into the Lou Holtz Ohio Valley Hall of Fame.
His Christian beliefs have led him to make 19 mission trips all over the world, where he has worked tirelessly in the construction of churches, schools, and medical stations. On each of those trips, his group distributed bibles and scripture in native languages with 250,000 having been distributed in Russia alone. In 2002, he and his wife, “Dorie”, and 18 other men traveled to the Amazon Region in the jungles of Peru to build a church in honor and memory of their son, Kevin.
Friends may visit the family from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the First Church of the Nazarene in East Liverpool, Pastor Merrill Williams of the church will conduct a service to celebrate Mr. Sanford’s live at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the church.
Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.
The Dawson Funeral Home is in charge of all local arrangements.
Contributions may be made to either the First Church of the Nazarene; P. O. Box 635, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920 or th the Valley Hospice; 10686 State Route 150; Rayland, Ohio 43943.
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Wanda Jean Huston Unrue Obituary

In memory of Wanda Jean Huston Unrue
Posted by Bonnie Baker Ryan

Wanda Jean Huston Unrue
East Liverpool Review
Friday, May 13, 2011

EAST LIVERPOOL – Lifetime area resident Wanda Jean Huston Unrue, 80, of Huston Place, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at 11:43 p.m. at the East Liverpool City Hospital following a lengthy illness.
A daughter of the late Raymond L. and Florence E Cain Huston, Wanda was born in East Liverpool on July 23, 1930. She was the last remaining member of the Huston family of Calcutta, and had lived in Huston Road neighborhood for over 55 year, where she and her husband, Claire, raised their family and enjoyed sharing their home with legions of young people and their friends.
She was a 1948 graduate of East Liverpool High School, and in her later years enjoyed membership in the ELHS Alumni Association and its Olde Guard. A lifelong member of the Calcutta United Presbyterian Church, she began playing the organ and piano for services when she was just a teenager, and continued to play throughout her life, playing as recently as this year, in spite of her illness.
The foundation of her life was her church and her faith. For many years, she taught Bible school, Sunday school and even kindergarten classes at the church before they were taught in the public schools, as well as hosting weekly after school Bible clubs in her home.
Wanda will be remembered by the many students to whom she patiently and lovingly taught to play the piano, having had over 300 students over the years. She also enjoyed working outside in the garden, growing flowers or tending to the yard. A wonderful cook, she enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends.
Surviving her at home is her loyal and devoted husband, M. Claire Unrue, whom she married on her birthday in 1952. It would be said by all who knew them that it was rare to see one without the other.
Also surviving are three sons, the Rev. Mark Unrue and his wife, Cindy, of Uhrichsville, Ohio, Stan Unrue of Melbourne, Fla., and Rick Unrue and his wife, Debbie, of Titusville, Fla.
There are eight grandchildren: Jenna and Katlin Unrue: Denise, Tim and Zak Unrue; Amy Unrue Botkin, Stanley Unrue Blackwell and Ashley Unrue. There are also four great-grandchildren.
In addition, a sister, Marian Houser of Woodbridge, VA., survives.
Friends may visit at the Dawson Funeral Home Sunday afternoon and evening where the family will be present from noon to 3 and 6 -8 p.m.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the Calcutta Presbyterian Church.
Contributions in Wanda’s memory may be sent to Calcutta United Presbyterian Church, 16123 St. Clair Avenue, East Liverpool, or Teen World Ministries, P. O. Box 2036, East Liverpool, OH 43920.
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Harry O. Carson Obituary

Harry O. Carson
East Liverpool Review
Thurs., April 30, 1936

NEW CUMBERLAND – Harry O. Carson, 54, farmer and retired oil and gas driller, died at his home in Carson Oil fields near here, Wednesday night following a heart attack. He had been ill for several months.
Mr. Carson was born in Hancock county and spent his life in this section. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma Wilson Carson, and five children, Ethelberta, Iris, James, Robert and John, all at home; also one brother Frank of the Carson Oil field and one sister, Mrs. Harland Ramsey of Hookstown.
Funeral services will be held in the home Saturday afternoon, in charge of Rev. Samuel Spencer, pastor of the Point Pleasant Methodist Protestant church. Burial will be made in Mill Creek Cemetery.

Harry O Carson
East Liverpool Review
May 1, 1936

NEW CUMBERLAND – Funeral services for Harry O. Carson, 54, who died in his home in the Carson Oil Fields, near here, Wednesday, will be held in the home at 2 p.m. Saturday.


George R. Woods Obituary

George R. Woods
East Liverpool Review
April 30, 1951

LISBON, April 30 (Special) – George R. Woods, 77, resident of the County Home for 15 years, died early Sunday at Salem Central Clinic. He had been ill four days.
Mr. Woods was born June 20, 1873
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Henry Funeral Home by Rev. C. F. Kennewig of the United Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the Lisbon Cemetery.
Friends may call tonight at the funeral home.

Ada Benner Obituary

Miss Ada Benner
Evening Review
Monday, Feb. 10, 1947

LISBON, Feb. 10 – Miss Ada Benner died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at her home on the Salineville Road about a mile south of here. She was 86, and had been in ill health for some time.
Born in Franklin township in January, 1861, she was the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Ewing Benner. She spent her entire life in this vicinity. She was a member of the New Lebanon United Presbyterian Church in Wayne township.
The only survivors are several nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. form the Eells Funeral Home by Rev. T. R. Atkin, pastor of the New Lebanon Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday that the funeral home.

Elizabeth Huston Obituary

Mrs. Elizabeth Huston
Evening Review
Feb. 8, 1908

Mrs. Elizabeth Huston, formerly a resident of this city, died at the home of her daughter in Coalport, Pa., at 8 o’clock Thursday evening. Mrs. Huston was of advanced age and was the mother of Rev. J. M. Huston, formerly pastor of the First M. E. church in this city. The funeral services were held from the home of Dr. Huston in Wellsville, at 2 o’clock this afternoon. Interment was made in the Wellsville cemetery.

Mary Ellen Kenney Obituary

Mrs. Mary Ellen Kenney
Monday, May 17, 1943
East Liverpool Review

Mrs. Mary Ellen Kenney, wife of Joseph Kenney of Chester, died Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Shenefield of Chestnut st., New Cumberland, following a brief illness.
She also is survived by three sons, Robert Ferguson and Daniel Ferguson of Weirton and Donald Ferguson of New Cumberland; three other daughters, Mrs. Nellie Kuhn and Mrs. Clara Hill of Burgettstown and Mrs. Bertha Pierce of Wellsburg, and 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Arner funeral home in New Cumberland by Rev. A. S. Fields, pastor of the Christian church. Burial will be in Raccoon cemetery, near Burgettstown.
Friends may call tonight and Tuesday at the Shenefield home.

Wade White Obituary

Wade White
Monday April 30, 1951
East Liverpool Review

Wade white, 1845 Lisbon St., died Saturday at 2:45 p.m. in the Tuscarawas County Sanatorium at New Philadelphia, following a six-week illness.
Mr. White, a stationary engineer for the Woodbine Laundry & Dry Cleaning Co., was born in Wood County, W. Va. He came to East Liverpool in 1908. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Salem.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Nellie White, three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Walker of New Galilee, Miss Helen White and Miss Alice White at home; his mother, Mrs. Campy White of East Liverpool, and two grandchildren.
Rites will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Martin Funeral Home by Evangelist Donald Jarett of the Bradsaw Ave. Church of Christ. Burial will be in Spring Grove cemetery.
Friends may call tonight at the funeral home.

Adria C. Stevens Obituary

Adria Stevens
Evening Review
Nov. 8, 1976

Adria C. Stevens, 63, of Washington School Rd., Newell, died today at 7:30 a.m. at home after taking ill suddenly.
Mr. Stevens was born Nov. 11, 1912, in Tyler County, W. Va., a son of Jacob Stevens and Edith Stevens. He was employed at the Crucible Steel Division of Colt Industries and the Grant District Water Co.
In addition to his widow, Mrs. Ruth Fletcher Stevens, at home, survivors include a son, Gary L. Stevens of Chester, a daughter, Mrs. Monty (Shirley) Grimes of New Cumberland RD 1; a brother, Fred Stevens of Middlebourne, W.Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Seckman of Tyler City and Mrs. Susie S. Fairbee of Middlebourne, and six grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester. Burial will be in Shadow Lawn Memory Gardens, Newell.
Friends may call at the chapel Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Lucretia Bright Bloor Obituary

Mrs. Lucretia B. Bloor.
East Liverpool Review
Monday, May 17, 1943

Mrs. Lucretia Bright Bloor, 74, widow of Charles R. Bloor, died suddenly Sunday at 4 p.m. at her home at 925 Bank st.
She was born in Missouri and reside in this vicinity 50 years. Mrs. Bloor was a member of the Calvary Methodist church.
The survivors include four daughters, Mrs. George Leonard of Chicago, Miss Glady Bloor and Miss Alice Bloor of East Liverpool and Mrs. Hazel Osborne of Buffalo; a sister, Mrs. Etta Pickens of Pittsburgh; a brother, Herman Bright of Akron, and eight grandchildren.
Rites will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. from the family home by Rev. P. C. Clark, pastor of the Calvary Methodist church, assisted by Rev. J. F. Dimit of Alliance. Interment will be in Spring Grove cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday night at the late residence.

Clemence A. Ferguson Obituary

Clemence A. Ferguson
Evening Review
Monday, Nov. 18, 1935

Funeral Services Wednesday for Former Election School Board Member

Clemence A. Ferguson, 70, grocer here for 45 years, and a former member of the board of education, died today at 5:40 a.m. at his home, 239 West Fourth street, after a brief illness. He had been in ill health for two years.
Mr. Ferguson was born at Rinard’s Mills, Monroe county, O., and taught school at Brownsville and other towns when a youth. He came here in 1890 and formed a grocery store partnership with George P. Schmidt in the Porter building in South Broadway.
In Business in Fifth Street
This partnership was dissolved later and Mr. Schmidt moved to East Sixth street, while Mr. Ferguson remained in the old location. He later purchased the Frank E. Oyster store in East Third street and Broadway, conducting business there until three years ago, when he moved to 238 West Fifth Street.
Mr. Ferguson, a Democrat in politics, formerly served on the Columbiana county board of elections and was a member of the old country tax equalization board, serving with J. S. Hilbert and the late Thomas H. Ar54buckle. He served two terms on the board of education.
Mr. Ferguson has been active in civic enterprises and was a trustee of the First United Presbyterian church for 38 years.
Leaves Widow and Daughter
Besides his daughter, Mrs. Grace Hart Ferguson, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Della P. Pollock of Rosemeade, Calif.

Funeral services will be held in the home Wednesday at 8 p.m., in charge of Rev. L. J. Davison, pastor of the First United Presbyterian church. Burial will be made at West Alexander, Pa., Thursday.
Friends are asked to call at the home Tuesday night.

James L. Robinson Obituary

James L. Robinson
Monday, May 17, 1943
East Liverpool Review

LISBON – James Leslie Robinson, 62, potter and father of nine children, died at the family home in Pleasant Heights here Saturday at 5:45 p.m. after several months illness from complications.
He was born July 11, 1881, at Pennsboro, W. Va., a son of Orin H. Robinson and Amanda G. Robinson, and was a resident here the past 27 years. He was a member of the Church of God, and of the National Brotherhood of Operative Potters.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Carl Cusick of Burgettstown, Miss Florence Robinson of Alliance, Vallie Robinson and Alice Robinson in the home, five sons, Pvt. James Robinson Jr. of Camp McCain, Miss., Harry Robinson, George Robinson, Orin Robinson and Clyde Robinson, all of the home; a sister, Mrs. Bertha French of New Castle, and four grandchildren.
Services will be held from the Eells funeral home Wednesday afternoon at 1 by Rev. Sherwood Weeks, pastor of the Church of God. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Rhea Stevens Obituary

Miss Rhea Stevens
Evening Review
Aug. 8, 1972

Services are being arranged for Miss Rhea Stevens, 84, of 26235 E. 9th St., Highland, Calif., a former resident of Chester and East Liverpool.
Miss Stevens died suddenly Sunday at the home of her nephew, Charles Stevens, with whom she resided. Prior to moving to California she had resided with Mrs. Helen Moore of Chester, her cousin.
She was born May 20, 1888, in East Liverpool, a daughter of Charles H. Stevens and Katherine Henneman Stevens. She was a lifetime resident of this area and a retired employe of the former Edwin M. Knowles China Co. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church here and its Grace Ogilvie Sunday School class. She was an honorary member of the IBPAW. Several cousins, nieces and nephews survive.

Ralph A. McShane Obituary

Ralph A. McShane
Evening Review
Monday, Feb. 10, 1947

Funeral Of Municipal Court Clerk Planned Tuesday
All municipal departments in the City Hall will close at noon for the remainder of the day Tuesday out of respect for Ralph A. McShane, clerk of the Municipal Court, who died Saturday morning in Pittsburgh, following a three month illness.
Rites for Mr. McShane will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Dawson Funeral Home by Rev. M. Rudolph Miller, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
City Hall associates and fellow members of the Elks Lodge will be pallbearers for the late court official. They will include Mayor O. Earl Greenawalt, Safety Service Director Charles Kidd, City Auditor, E. Allan McKeever, Court Bailiff Emory Allison, Standley Hilbert and Rome L. Prescott.
The Masonic, Eagles and Elks Lodges will conduct services for Mr. McShane tonight at the funeral home. The Masonic rite by Riddle Lodge 315 will be held at 7 p.m. the Eagles at 7:45 and the Elks at 7:30. Friends may call tonight at the funeral home.

Albert Powell Obituary

Albert Powell
East Liverpool Review
Tues., Aug. 3, 1948

Albert Powell, 444 West Fourth St., died Monday at 9:20 p.m. in City Hospital following a brief illness. He was 72.
Mr. Powell was a retired carpenter. He was born in New Kensington, Pa., and came to East Liverpool about 15 years ago from Canonsburg, Pa. He had been retired for seven years.
He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Henry Hackathorn of East Liverpool; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Huber of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Lillian Rager of Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, J. W. Powell of East Liverpool; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Erma Lovejoy of New Castle, Pa., Mrs. Joseph Myers of East Liverpool, and Mrs. Charles Cartin of Canonsburg, and a step-son, Arthur Brown of Gary, Ind.
Rites will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Arner Home for Funerals by Rev. William H. Lawrence, pastor of the first United Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Maggie Craig Obituary

Mrs. Maggie Craig
East Liverpool Review
Monday, April 30, 1951

Death Claims Local Widow
Mrs. Maggie Craig’s Rites Set Wednesday
Mrs. Maggie Craig, widow of Moore Craig, died Sunday at 8:45 a.m. in Emma;s ?Rest Home, where she was a patient five years.
Mrs. Craig was a daughter of the late J. M. Allison and Nancy Kevan Allison, and was born in Beaver County. She was a decorator for the Taylor Smith & Taylor Co. for over 20 years. She was a member of the Chester Presbyterian Church.
She leaves four daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Loy of East Liverpool, Mrs. Edna Roach of Clinton, Pa., Mrs. Zelma Evarts of Dravosburg, Pa., and Mrs. Vina Fisburn of Rockville, Ind., and eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the home of Mrs. Loy, 954 ST. George St., by Rev. Albert H. McLain, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church, and Rev. C. T. Weimer of the Chester church. Burial will be in Mill Creek Hill Cemetery near Hookstown.
Friends may call at the Loy home.

Henry Leonard Diville Obituary

Henry L. Diville
Evening Review
Dec 16, 1943

LISBON – Henry Leonard Diville died Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. at his home at 287 West Chestnut st., following an illness of complications. He had been in failing health for the past year. He was 67.
Mr. Diville was born in Hanover township Sept. 18, 1876, and resided in Lisbon for the last 20 years. He was employed as a night watchman at the R. Thomas and Sons plant here. He was a member of St. George’s Catholic church.
Mr. Diville leaves his widow, Mrs. Rebecca Libus Diville; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Wehner of Chester and Mrs. Margaret Speidel of Canton, and two brothers, William Diville of Winona and Charles Diville of Canton.
The body was taken to the Maple funeral home in Kensington and will be returned to the late home on Friday. Services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. in St. George3’s church by Rev. FR. Paul McNally. Burial will be in St. Paul’s cemetery at Dungannon.
Friends may call Friday afternoon or night at the home

Margaret Northcraft Bone Obituary

Margaret Northcraft Bone
Brooke County Review
Jan. 10, 2002

BONE, MARGARET NORTHCRAFT, 66, of Hudson Street, Brilliant, OH, formerly of Wellsburg, WV, died January 5, 2002, at home after a lengthy illness. She was born March 26, 1935, in Beech Bottom, WV. She was a momemaker and a member of Full Gospel Apostolic Church Wellsburg, WV; a membe3r of Womens HomeLeague Salvation Army, Weirton, WV. Survived by two sons, David and his wife, Sharol, of Smithfield, OH and Ronald Bone of Brilliant, OH; four daughters, Deborah Bone, Karen Smith, Sharon Smith and her husband, Kevin, all of Apopka, Fl, Mary Jane Bone, WV; 18 grand-children, five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her father, George H. Northcraft Sr. and mother Mildred Tyrell Northcraft Beeman; two brothers, Charles Northcraft and George Northcraft II; and a grandson, Roger Dale Plants, Arrangements made by Reasner Funeral Home, Charles Street, Wellsburg, WV. Interment in Kadesh Chapel Cemetery, Beech Bottom, WV

Clifford O. Little Obituary

Clifford O. Little
Brooke County Review
Jan. 10, 2002

LITTLE, CLIFFORD O, 95, of Weirton, WV, died Sunday January 6, 2002, in Weirton Medical Center, Weirton, WV. He was born in Pleasants County, WV, on September 6, 1906, a son of the late Irvin Washington and Eliza Jane Morris Little. He was a retired pipe fitter from the Tin Mill Department of Weirton Steel Corp., where he was a member
of the 25 Year Club, and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene Weirton. In addition to hi parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Nellie Wells Little, on August 16, 1968, four brothers, Clyde, Rollie, Howard, and Robert Little; two sisters, Opal Howard, and Hazel Shingleton. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Rhoades Little; a son, Arthur Dean Little of Colliers, WV; two stepdaughters, Esther Heydrick of Plano, TX, and Mrs. Ronald (Elaine) Anzalone of Prairie Village, KS; a sister, Ruby Williamson of St. Marys, WV; two grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; 15 step-great-grandchildren. Arrangements made Steel and Wolfe Funeral Home, Penco Road, Weirton WV Interment in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton, WV.

Gerald D. Britt Obituary

Gerald D. Britt
Brooke County Review
Jan. 10, 2002

BRITT, GERALD, D. “JERRY”, 50, of Hedgesville, WV, formerly of West Liberty, dide December 28, 2001, at home. He was born September 27, 1951, in Wheeling, WV, a son of the late Webster Britt and Irene Gilbert Britt. He was a Protestant by faith and a selfemployed licensed electrician.. Surviving are his mother, Irene Britt Zogg of Wheeling, WV, a sister, Bobbie Elliott of Wellsburg, WV; two brothers, Danny Britt and his wife, Virginia, of Wheeling, WV; and Donald Nelson Britt of West Alexander, PA; a stepbrother Paul Zogg and hjis wife, Julie of Wheeling, WV; an aunt, Ruth Williams, of Wheeling, WV.; and uncle, Nelson Gilbert of West Liberty, WV; several cousins, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Arrangements made by Kepner Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, Wheeling, WV.

Frances Agnes Liposchak Obituary

Frances Agnes Liposchak
Brooke County Review
Jan. 10, 2002

LIPOSCHAK, FRANCES AGNES, 83, of Bethany Pike, Wellsburg, WV, died Saturday, January 5, 2002, in Weirton Medical Center. She was born June 1, 1919, in Mannock, OH. She was a member of Church of God, Bethany Pike and a domestic engineer for 36 year. She is survived by five brothers, Walter L. and his wife, Mildred, Gary and Donald, all of Wellsbirg, WV and Richard and his wife, Judy, of Baltimore MD, Joe and his wife, Comelia, of Florence, SC; four sisters, Lucille Varner of Moundsville, WV, Rose Linsenmier of Baltimore, Betty Lou Wisnet of Weirton, WV, Barbara Cork and her husband, Danny of Henderson, NV. Preceded by her parents, Robert and Edith Lemasters Liposchak; two brothers, David and Robert. Arrangements made by Reasner Funeral Home, Charles Street, Wellsburg, WV. Interment in Kadesh Chapel Cemetery, Beech Bottom, WV.

Pauline Blieu Schupbach Obituary

Pauline Blieu Schupbach
Brooke County Review
Jan. 10, 2002

SCHUPBACH, PAULINE BLIEU, 91, of RD 1, Wellsburg, WV, died January 2, 2002, in the Brightwood Center, Follansbee, WV. She was born May 13, 1910, in Wellsburg, a daughter of the late Elmer Ellsworth Blieu and Mary Henry Blieu. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse for Dr. Howard “Sporock Eye and Ear, St. John Hospital for 15 years. She was a member of the Community Church of Christ, Wellsburg and the AARP of Brooke County Chapter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth H. Schupabach on February 2, 1993; two brothers, John Blieu and Paul Blieu; a sister, Martha Blieu and two great-great-grandchildren. Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Schupbach and his wife, Charlotte of Follansbee and Ed Schupbach and his wife, Elsie of Wellsburg; three daughters, Mary Alice Maloney of Wellsburg, Peggy Dunn of Follansbee and Linda Davis and her husband Troy of Wheeling; a sister, Violet Canney of Sewickley, PA; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements made by Reasner Funeral Home, Charles Street, Wellsburg, WV. Interment in Franklin Cemetery, Wellsburg, WV.

Ann Marie Tassey Obituary

Ann Marie Tassey
Brooke County Review
Jan. 10, 2002

TASSEY, ANN MARIE, 81, of Weirton, WV, died Tuesday January 1, 2002, at her home. She was born on October 17, 1920, in Winehaven, California, the daughter of the late Michael and Katherine Krausser Kiefer. Her two brothers, Mike and Frank Kiefer and her sister Eva Girsch also preceded Marie in death. She was a member of the Saint Paul Roaman Catholic Church, AARP, Three Score Senior Citizens Club and the Homemakers Club. Her husband, Dominic Tassey, whom she married on June 24, 1943, survives. She is also survived by her son Daniel and his wife Linda Tassey of Weirton; her three daughters, Tina Crossley and her husband Bill and Linda McDonald and her husband Tom all of Weirton and Debbie Moses of Fairbanks, Alaska; her sister, Evelyn Butorac of Pacheco, California; eight grandchildren’ and three great –grandchildren.
Arrangements made by Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, Main Street, Weirton, WV. Entombment will be in the Saint Paul Mausoleum.

Rose M. Whetsell

Rose M. Whetsell
Brooke County Review
January 10, 2002

WHETSELL, ROSE M., 84 of 23rd and Main Streets, Wellsburg, WV, died Monday, December 31, 2001, at home. She was born November 10, 1917, in Washington, Pa, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary Johns. She was retired from the Brooke County Board of Education – food service; and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Whetsell, in May 1992; a son, James E. Whetsell on November 27, 2001; a brother, Boots Johns; and a sister, Angela Camden. Arrangements made by Reasner Funeral Home, Charles St., Wellsburg, WV. Interment in Franklin Cemetery, Wellsburg, WV.

Charles N. Monroe Obituary

Charles N. Monroe
Brooke County Review
January 10, 2002

MONROE, CHARLES N. “CHUCK”, 63, of Bethany, WV, died Sunday, December 20, 2001, in Wheeling Medical Park in Wheeling, WV. He was born on September 29, 1938, in Ohio County, WV; a son of the late Raymond and Erma Hercules Monroe. He is also preceded in death by three brothers, Elmer, Raymond and Gene Monroe, and one sister, Betty M. Grove on September 8, 2001. He was a retired caretaker for Thomas Block. He was also a member of the Caslteman’s Run United Methodist Church in Bethany, WV. Surviving are his wife, Trudy Booth Monroe, at home, one son, Charles N. Monroe, Jr. and his wife, Gay, of Bethany, WV, one brother ; Donald Monroe of Short Creek, WV, one sister, Doris Smith, of Bethany, WF, one grandson, Tyler Monroe of Bethany, WV, and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements made by Chambers Funeral Home, Main Street, Wellsburg, WV. Interment will follow in Kadesh Chapel Cemetery in Beech Bottom, WV.

Louis J. Branch Obituary

Louis J. “Lou” Branch
Brooke County Review
Nov. 29,. 2001

BRANCH, LOUIS J. “LOU”, 83, of Wellsburg, WV, died November 19, 2001, in Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. He was born April 11, 1918, in Wellsburg, WV, a son of the late Weir and Mary Dominica DiVihoria Branch. He was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Beech Bottom Plant; an Army veteran of World War II; and a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Wellsburg, WV. He was also a member of the Wellsburg American Legion Post No. 34. in addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Alfred, Oliver and Perry Branch; and three sisters, Mary Jane Abbonnizzio, Margaret Durante and Rose D’Andre. Surviving are his wife, Clara L. Capp Branch, whom he married on September 15, 1950; a son, Mark Branch and his wife, Janet of Library, PA; a daughter, Mrs. Jeff “Cheryl” Bland of Wellsburg; four sisters, Virginia Morelli of Steubenville, Ohio, Mrs. Mike “Irene” Lupinetti of Wellsburg and Mrs. Paul ‘Norma” DeWitt of Indianapolis, Ind.; six grandchildren, James M. and John L. Branch of Library, PA and Jessica Branch, also of Library, PA, Cody, Christa and Cassidy Bland, all of Wellsburg. Arrangements made by Reasner Funeral Home, Charles St., Wellsburg, WV. Interment in Kadesh Chapel Cemetery, Beech Bottom, WV. Full Military graveside services will be conducted by the Ohio Valley Memorial Squad.

Thomas J. Baldaur Obituary

Thomas J. Baldauf
Brooke County Review
Nov. 29, 2001

BALDAUR, THOMAS J., 65, of Follansbee, WV, died on November 25, 2001, in Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville, OH. He was born on October 28, 1936, to the late Ralph W. and Mary Ann Smitz Baldauf. He was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Helen Millington. He was retired for Weirton Steel in the Ware House, Finishing Products Division. He served four years in the Marines; was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Follansbee and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Surviving are his loving wife of 44 years, Joann Millington Baldauf, whom he married on January 12, 1957; a brother, Ralph Hughes of Columbus, OH; three nieces, Kathleen Hughes of Glen Dale, WV, Sharon Barker of Morgantown, WV and Cynthia Sims of Pittsburgh, PA; and a nephew, Gary Cline of Burgettstown, PA. Arrangements made by James Funeral Home, Main St., Follansbee, WV. Interment will follow in St. Johns Cemetery, Colliers, WV. Full military honors will be conducted by the Ohio Valley Memorial Squad.

Delores Debbie McGary Obituary

Delores McGary
Brooke County Review
Nov. 29, 2001

MCGARY, DELORES “DEBBIE” 56, of Dunn Road, Flushing, OH, died Saturday, November 24, 2001, at her home. She was born January 21, 1945, in Stewartsville, OH, a daughter of the late Chancie O. Snively and Freda Ellen Neiswanger Snively. She was a member of the Trinity Gospel Fellowship Church, Flushing, Oh. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Valerie McGary; and two sisters, Wilma Jean Lammers and Mary Ellen Digiandomenico. Surviving are her husband, David McGary; three sons, Darin MeGary and Shelby McGary, both of Flushing and Dr. Landon McGary, NC; three brothers and four sisters. Arrangements made by Toothman Funeral Home, St. Clairsville, OH. Interment in Rock Hill Cemetery, Flushing, OH.

Stella Petrella Hedmond Obituary

Stella Petrella Hedmond
Brooke County Review
Nov. 29, 2001

HEDMOND, STELLA PETRELLA, 90, of Follansbee, WV, died Friday, November 23, 2001, in the Brightwood Center Nursing Home, Follansbee, WV. She was born April 19, 1911, in Steubenville, OH, a daughter of the late Patsy and Elizabeth Shober Petrella. IN addition th her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tony R. Hedmond on July 19, 1975; six brothers; and five sisters. She was a homemaker and a member of ST. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Weirton. She was a member pf the St. Joseph the Worker Choir for 40 years; and was also a member of the Christian Mothers. Surviving are a brother, Lawrence Petrella and his wife, Lorraine of Weirton; several nieces and nephews; and his caregivers, James and Josephine Paul of Weirton. Arrangements made by James Funeral Home, Main St., Follansbee, WV. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Follansbee, WV.

Virginia Cross Brewer Obituary

Virginia Cross Brewer
Brooke County Review
Nov. 29, 2001

BREWER, VIRGINIA CROSS, 61, of Colliers, WV, died Saturday, November 17, 2001, in Weirton Medical Center. She was born January 7, 1940, in Wellsburg, WV, a daughter of the late Harold and Marie Cross. She was a member of the Weirton Salvation Army. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Brewer; two brothers, Harold Cross Jr., and Jack Cross. Surviving are a son, Donald A. and his wife Brenda Brewer, of Wheeling; three daughters, Deborah VanGorder and her husband, Charles of Langloth, PA, DeAnne Fowler and her husband, William of Colliers, and Mellissa Brewer of Belle Vernon, PA; three sisters, Rose Fulciniti and her husband Joseph, of Follansbee, Myrtle Mithchell and her husband, William of FL, and Betty Cross of AL: eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements made by Reasner Funeral Home, Charles Street, Wellsburg, WV. Interment will be in Highland Hills Memorial Gardens, Follansbee, WV.