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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