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Lila Mae Barker of Macedonia, OH

Lila Barker

Lila Mae Barker, 91, of Macedonia, passed away on November 24, 2015 surrounded by her family.  She was born on September 3, 1924 to Howard and Maude (Simmons) Mace in Elkins, West Virginia.   Lila married the love of her life, Glen, on May 3, 1952. Lila was a former police dispatcher in Windham, Ohio for many years.  She enjoyed...

Edward John Novotny of Nelson Twp., OH

Edward John Novotny, age 82, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017. He was born November 8, 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio to Edward and Mary (Cerny) Novotny. He was a die maker and retired from Ford in Walton Hills. Edward was in the Army reserves. Edward married Arleen Thompson on August 6, 1960. They were married 56...

Frederick R. “Fred” Lange of Freedom Twp. – Mantua

Frederick R. “Fred” Lange, 73 years of age passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at UH Portage Medical Center surrounded by loved ones. He had bravely battled cancer for eighteen months. Fred was born December 17, 1943 in Freedom Township to Robert A. and Rose (Pinter) Lange. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother,...

Gloria Ann Mulhern of Windham, OH

Gloria Ann Mulhern, 79, beloved wife to Willis Mulhern, was called to her eternal resting place on April 15, 2017 after an extended battle with COPD. She entered this world on July 2, 1937 in Pittsburgh, PA, born to Howard and Kitty Nix. She is survived by her husband Willis and five children; Michael, Patrick (Cheryl), Dennis (Jennifer), Timothy...

Doris L. Barnett of Nelson Twp., OH

Doris L. Barnett, 82, of Nelson passed away on Monday March 6th surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 23, 1934 in Latrobe, PA to Chester and Bertha (Kintz) Short. She was a former Administrative Assistant at General Electric and was the former owner of Kool Lakes. Doris was an avid gardener, a member of the Silver...

Dann S. Timmons of Windham Township, OH

Dann S. Timmons, 63, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on October 25, 2016 at home in Windham Township. Dann was born on November 17, 1952 to Sterling and Jean (Miller) Timmons. Growing up in Auburn Township he developed a love for agriculture. Dann soon became an important member of the family farm and had...

Kathleen (Kathie) Thrasher Foster of Lancaster, OH

Kathleen (Kathie) Thrasher Foster, daughter of the late Dutton and Velma Thrasher of Hiram, Ohio, joined God’s heavenly choir on July 6, 2017 at the Pickering House. Though God has gained an amazing alto, her story continues on through her husband of 45 years, Charlie; her children, Wendy Hart (Kevin), Vicky Eggleston (Bryan) and Brian Foster; sisters, Pat Both...

In Memory of Clarence M. Moore of Hiram, OH

Clarence M. Moore, 91, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, January 29, 2015. He was born and raised on the family farm in Hiram, Ohio. The farm was originally settled by Benjamin Hinkley Moore in 1813.  He was the son of Frank and Ruth (Messenger) Moore, and was a member of the Hiram Christian Church. While in high school,...

James Benjamin Knowlton of Nelson Twp., OH

James Benjamin Knowlton, 91, of Nelson, passed away suddenly due to an accident on April 26, 2017. He was born on April 11, 1926 in Warren, Ohio to Robert and Beatrice Knowlton. James married the love of his life, Martha Hahn, on February 8, 1947. He is survived by his wife, Martha; sons, Don Knowlton and Rob (Cheryl) Knowlton both...

Vincent “Vince” Shahan of Ravenna, OH

Vincent “Vince” Shahan, 56, of Ravenna, passed away on February 14, 2017. He was born on November 24, 1960 in Ravenna, Ohio to Robert and Rebecca (Dietrich) Shahan. He loved football, baseball and basketball. Vince enjoyed waterfowl and collected decoys. He always called to check on his mom and family. Vince is survived by...

Anne Spolarich “Nana” of Garrettsville

Anne Spolarich “Nana” of Garrettsville, passed peacefully Monday, February 27,2017 at the grand age of 92. She was born March 2, 1924 in Union Town, Pennsylvania to Joseph and Mary Bratina. Anne moved to Solon, Ohio where she would later meet her one true love, Albert Spolarich. Anne would later help her husband accomplish many great things. Together they...

William Anderson of Cookeville, TN

  William Anderson 87 of Cookeville, TN formerly of Garrettsville,  OH passed away on July 30, 2016. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  Bill served honorably in World War II and the Korean War for the United States Marine Corps. Bill is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jean (Morgan) Anderson of Cookeville; TN, two daughters, Diane and...

Dorothy Doretta (Harris) Brady of Garrettsville, OH

Dorothy Doretta (Harris) Brady, 93, of Garrettsville, passed away surrounded by her loving family on February 17, 2017. She was born on September 23, 1923 in Dartmore, West Virginia to William (Hound Dog Bill) and Naomi (Murphy) Harris. Dorotha married the love of her life, Charles R. Brady, Sr., on March 2, 1940. Charles passed away...

In Memoriam: Diana L. Waldrop (Coffman) of Pembina, ND

Diana L. (Coffman) Waldrop, 50, of Pembina, ND passed away Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Pembina County Memorial Hospital, Cavalier, ND. Diana Lynn Coffman was born May 20, 1964 in Cleveland, OH to Donald E. and Sandra L. (Hathaway) Coffman. She grew up in Hiram, OH, graduated from Crestwood HS in 1982. She worked at Parker-Hannifin and Eaton Corp. She married John McGhee of Chagrin Falls, OH and they had two children, Sara and Dillon. She Married Daniel Waldrop and moved to Pembina, ND, where she worked at Norman Jenson Brokerage. Survivors include her children: Sara and Dillon McGhee. Both of Pembina, ND; mother Sandy Coffman, Hiram, OH; siblings: Deb Coffman, Ravenna, OH – Don (Cyndi) Coffman, Northport, FL – Dan Coffman, Northfield, OH – Kathleen Miller, Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Sheryl (Joe) Dufey, Warren, OH – Jude (Curt) Thomas, Grand Junction, CO – Sue Holm, Marietta, GA; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald. Diana was able to give the gift of sight to someone, by donating her eyes upon her death. A memorial service will be held at Hiram Christian Church in the near future. A time of fellowship will follow at the church.

Sharon (Moore) Huntsman of Newton Falls, OH

Sharon (Moore) Huntsman, 70, passed away February 7, 2017 at her residence in Newton Falls, Ohio.  She was born October 20, 1946 in Morgantown, W.V., to the late Lloyd and Leora (Shahan) Moore.  Sharon was a resident of Dellslow, W.V., until moving with her parents and siblings to Windham, Oh in 1959.  She graduated JA Garfield High School in...

Arthur “Bud” Whitney of Garrettsville, OH

Arthur “Bud” Whitney, 100, passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2015, one year to the day after his beloved wife of 74 years, Rose. He was born October 6, 1914 in Freedom Township to Harry and Gladys (Simpson) Whitney. He owned and operated the Western Auto General Store in Garrettsville, Ohio for 20 years. He enjoyed trips to the cabin in Canada and his Florida home. Arthur loved going on family picnics, hunting, fishing, golfing, going for lake trips and traveling the entire lower 48 with his wife, Rose.

Theresa Ann “Dolly” Thompson of Brunswick, OH

Theresa Ann “Dolly” Thompson passed away at the age of 94 on April 19. 2017 in Brunswick, OH due to natural causes. She was just two days from her 95th birthday. Dolly was born on April 21, 1922, in Windham, OH to Lewis and Anna Justin. She grew up with one sister, Lois, who preceded her in death. She graduated...

Katherine Ann Kothera of Hiram, OH

Katherine Ann Kothera, 95, of Hiram, passed away on January 20, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 25, 1921 to Joseph and Catherine (Greicar) Skiba in Cleveland, Ohio. She spent most of her adult life living in Hiram. She graduated from John Marshall High School in Cleveland in 1939, and after graduation she...

In Memoriam: James D. Carpenter of Garrettsville

James D. Carpenter, 86, of Garrettsville, passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at his residence.  He was born October 1, 1928 in Braxton County, WV to Floyd and Iva Lee (Howes) Carpenter.   James married Elva on November 2, 1953.  He proudly served in the United States Army. James was a member of the First Baptist Church of Garrettsville. ...

In Memoriam: Daniel Eugene Miller of Freedom Township

Daniel Eugene Miller, 75 of Freedom Township passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.  He was born February 12, 1940 in Bainbridge, Ohio to the late William Jennings Bryan Miller, Sr. and Elizabeth J. (Helmuth) Miller.  Dan served in the Air Force from 1957 - 1976. He was stationed in Vietnam, French Morocco,...

Mary Kathleen “Kathy” Kearney of Garrettsville, OH

Mary Kathleen “Kathy” Kearney, 69, of Garrettsville, was called to her eternal resting place on June 26, 2017 surrounded by her family. She entered this world on August 13, 1947 in Lakewood, Oh, born to Faber and Mary (Gall) Kearney. She was the oldest of 6 and is survived by her siblings, Patricia (Richard) Strainer, Janet Kearney, Rusty (Darlene) Kearney,...

In Memoriam: Alice Skiles of Windham, OH

Alice Skiles, 92, of Windham, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2015 at her residence, with her family by her side. She was born November 8, 1922 in Little Summit, PA to Sebastian and Elsie (Marx) Seese. Alice was a member of the Windham United Methodist Church and enjoyed cleaning house. She is survived by her son, Harry (Lowella) Skiles of Windham; grandchildren, Tracy Roper, Scott and Harry Skiles; great-grandchildren, Jimmy, Teva, Haley, Hanna and Sophie. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Nelson Skiles; brothers, Harry, John, Alvin and Charles; sister, Mary Elizabeth; grandchild, Denise and great-grandchild Jason. Burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Laurel Hill, PA.

Elaine H. Fetsko of Garrettsville, OH

Elaine H. Fetsko, 87, of Garrettsville, passed away on December 13, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 30, 1929 to Paul and Marie (Rohal) Rakoczi in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church where she was a volunteer. Elaine was a true prayer warrior and a faithful...

Melva Heyd of Garrettsville, OH

Melva Heyd, 77, of Garrettsville, passed away on June 15, 2017 with her devoted family by her side. She was born on March 27, 1940 to Lawrence and Arma Hinzman in Fairmont, West Virginia. She was a Braceville High School and Kent State University graduate. Melva was a trusted name in the real estate industry. She began her...

Stanley S. Savitts of Garrettsville, OH

Stanley S. Savitts, Jr., 54, of Garrettsville, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on May 10, 2017. He was born on September 11, 1962 to Stanley and Margaret (O’Donnell) Savitts, Sr. in Ravenna, Ohio. He enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing. Stanley was a skilled butcher and was known for his annual pig...

Marie Miller of Windham, OH

Marie Miller, 72, of Windham, passed away on March 2, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 6, 1944 in Ravenna, Ohio to foster parents, James L. and Opal S. (Spencer) Kline. She was blessed to marry the love of her life, Bruce Miller on August 8th 1970. She enjoyed camping and picnics, hosting family...

Judith A. Babyak of Newton Falls, OH

Judith A. Babyak, age 73 of Newton Falls passed away peacefully with family by her side on Monday, January 9, 2017. She was born on October 29, 1943, in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of the late Robert D. DeForest & Doris Anita (Clark) DeForest. Judith was raised on a farm in Braceville with her parents and sister Nancy, along with...

Henry Hecky Jr.

Henry Hecky Jr., 88, of Garrettsville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 14, 2015.  He was born on December 21st, 1926 in Akron, OH, the second child of Henry and Rose E. (Seifert) Hecky.  In April of 1927 the family moved to Garrettsville where Henry Sr. purchased the Ford agency from Paine and Quirk who...

Lori Zerucha of Garrettsville, OH

Lori Zerucha, 54, of Garrettsville, beloved Wife and Mother, was called to her eternal resting place on May 10, 2017. She entered this world on March 12, 1963 in Cleveland, OH, born to Samuel and Janice Griffith. She is survived by her husband Mark Zerucha; children Jason Lewicki, Mark Zerucha, Jr. and Kristal Zerucha; grandchildren, Robby Griffith, Kaleb Lewicki, Camron...

Frances Louise (Kummer) Anderson of Ft. Wright, KY

Frances Louise (Kummer) Anderson, 96, of Ft. Wright, Ky, passed away on September 20, 2015.  She was born on May 31, 1919 in Uhrichsville, Ohio to Louis and Leila (Parks) Kummer. “Louise” as she was known by everyone, during WW II, volunteered with the USO, where she met and married Alfred Dee Anderson (of Youngstown, OH) on January 4, 1947. ...

Thomas John Sevc

Thomas John Sevc, 58 years of age, passed away Saturday February 21, 2015 at University Hospitals-Geauga Regional Medical Center in Claridon Township, Ohio. Born in Garfield Hts., Ohio on March 8, 1956, he was the son of Steve J. and Rose Mary (Mahoney) Sevc,Sr. A graduate of Maple Hts. High School in 1974, Tommy  had resided in the Shalersville...

Mark Magnus Johnson

Mark Magnus Johnson passed away June 2, 2017, peacefully, with his 4 dogs around him. Niece Jessica (Johnson) Lentz,her husband John Lentz, and brother Nicholas Johnson, were with him and will miss him a lot. Mark was predeceased by father Floyd R. Johnson, mother Eve Autere Johnson, and brother, Joseph Luther Johnson. Mark’s sister Jacqueline (Johnson) Schoder, husband Burton,...

Lois A. Warat of Garrettsville, OH

Lois A. Warat, 62, of Garrettsville, went home to our Lord on Thursday January 12, 2016 at University Hospital Portage Medical Center. On August 6, 1954 in Warren, Allen J. and Frances Bancroft Newcomb welcomed the birth of their daughter Lois. She was a 1972 graduate of James A. Garfield High School. Lois was a member of the Newton Falls...

Marie B. Etling of Bainbridge Twp., Ohio

Marie B. Etling (nee Hall), age 78, of Bainbridge Township. Beloved wife of Robert D.; loving mother of Keith (Tracy) Etling, Rebecca (Christopher) Papp and Bruce (Sierra Fletcher-Etling) Etling; dearest grandmother of Devyn Etling and Ian Fletcher-Etling; dear sister of Ruth Simon, Allen Hall and the late Fred Hall. Marie retired from Care Corporation in Chardon...

In Memory: Leo A. “Lee” Scerba of Freedom Township, OH

Leo A. “Lee” Scerba, 77, of Freedom Township, passed away on October 12, 2015, surrounded by his family.  He was born on February 23, 1938, to Adam and Joann (Meus) Scerba.  Lee married the love of his life, Carol Zimmer, on October 6, 1976. Lee was honored to serve as a Sentinel of the Old Guard at the Tomb of...

Rev. James D. Angle of Aurora, OH

Rev. James D. Angle, 86 years of age, became Our Gift to God on Thursday September 22, 2016 at his residence in Aurora. Rev. Angle was God’s Gift to Us on May 19, 1930 in Meadow Bluff, West Virginia the son of the late Lancy and Lucy (Moore) Angle. A resident of Aurora the past 57 years, Rev. Angle...

In Memoriam: Ronald H. Surgeon of Troy Township

Ronald H. Surgeon, Sr., 82 years of age, passed away Thursday February 26, 2015 at University Hospitals-Geauga Regional Medical Center in Clairdon Township, Ohio. Born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania on June 3, 1932, he was the son  of the late Howard and Margaret (Schmitz ) Surgeon. A resident of Troy Township the past 12 years, he formerly resided in  the...

Bernard O. McFrederick of Windham

Bernard O. McFrederick 80 of Windham died Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Burton Health Care Center in Burton, Ohio. He was born July 3, 1936 in Savannah, Ohio to the late Clement O. and Addie (Phillips) McFrederick. Bernard attended Windham Baptist Church and was a brick maker for HarbisonWalker International. Survivors include his children Kimberly (Bill) Sponaugle of Akron...

William Don Perrine of Newton Falls, OH

William Don Perrine, age 87, of Newton Falls passed away peacefully into eternal life on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at his home. He was born on April 3, 1929 in Gassaway, WV the son of the late Dexter B. & Nellie Rosetta (Singleton) Perrine. Don married the love of his life, Donna L. Langley on February 21, 1957 and they...

Allene Daw Fodor of Garrettsville, OH

Allene Daw Fodor, 86, of Garrettsville, passed away on April 6, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 18, 1931 to Joseph and Rose (Allen) Toth. Allene was born and raised in Euclid where she also graduated high school. She met her husband, Raymond Daw, at Fenn College which is now Cleveland...

Edna “Maxine” Ellison of Nelson Twp., OH

Edna “Maxine” Ellison, 89, of Nelson, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on May 9, 2017. She was born on March 24, 1928 to Melvin Burdett and Ethel Smith at Alma, Ohio. Maxine married the love of her life, Homer Ellison, on September 1, 1944. In October of 1986, Maxine and Homer were sealed for all time...

Wilbur H. Livengood of Garrettsville, OH

Wilbur H. Livengood, 84, of Garrettsville, passed away May 12, 2017. Born August 23, 1932 in Greensboro, PA, to Vincent and Irena (Ingram) Livengood. He was preceded in death by his brother Earl and his sisters Ruth and Wynona. Wilbur drove truck for Kroger Foods-Solon for 26 years and for General Electric-Ravenna for 10 years. He enjoyed traveling, listening to...

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