Our Obituaries

Irma Head

August 26, 1921 - January 24, 2018

Irma Head, age 96 of Palmyra, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at UH Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, Ohio. She was born August 26, 1921, in Deerfield, Ohio, to parents Leeta (Middleton) and David Sampson. Irma grew up in Palmyra, Ohio, and graduated from Palmyra High School. Irma worked at John's General Store in Diamond, Ohio, where she became a postal clerk and later retired from...
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Elizabeth E. Cottrell

January 7, 1935 - January 24, 2018

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Laura Mae Rogers

January 11, 1928 - January 23, 2018

Laura Mae Rogers, age 90 of Randolph, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018. She was born January 11, 1928, in Irwin, Pennsylvania, to parents Percy and Gertrude (Faith) Caldwell. On November 6, 1948, Laura married Merle Rogers and moved to Randolph after their wedding. He preceded her in death in 1986. She was preceded in death by her daughter Marsha Rogers, her brother Charles Caldwell and...
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Lillian W. Kemp

July 18, 1926 - January 23, 2018

Lillian W. (Ward) Kemp, age 91, formerly of Berlin Center, Petersburg, and Leetonia, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018, while residing at Stow-Glen Retirement Village.She was born July 18, 1926, in Rootstown, Ohio, to parents Frank J. and Barbara Ellen (Bradfield) Ward. Lillian was a concession stand owner ("Lil's Tacos") and traveled the area to many county fairs and festivals. She enjoyed...
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Kenneth A. Pyles

October 11, 1949 - January 22, 2018

Kenneth A. Pyles, 68 of Randolph, went home to be with the Lord on January 22, 2018, at UH Portage Medical Center, surrounded by his family.Born October 11, 1949, in Philippe, West Virginia, to the late Dorothy (Davis) Spahr and John A. Pyles, he was a loyal and dedicated son, brother, husband, father, brother-in-law, and uncle who served proudly in the United States Air Force. Kenneth enjoyed...
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Rubye Grace White

October 1, 1932 - January 21, 2018

Rubye Grace (Stahl) White, age 85 of Ravenna, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018.She was born October 1, 1932, in Wartburg, Tennessee, to parents Joseph E. and Lula Grace (Lee) Stahl. Rubye graduated from Central High School in Wartburg. She was a descendent of the settlers of Morgan County, Tennessee, related to the Jones, Stonecipher, Brasel, and Hall families. She married her beloved husband...
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Patricia Ann Jones

January 27, 1949 - January 19, 2018

Patricia Ann Jones, 68, of San Antonio, TX., passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018 at her daughter's residence in Ohio. Patricia was born in San Antonio, TX. on January 27, 1949 to parents Willie and Tillie Marshall. She worked in the healthcare field as a nurse's aide until she retired. Patricia loved to laugh and joke. She teased everyone every chance she had. She loved to cook and music...
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Ronald Lee McLean

October 23, 1960 - January 18, 2018

Ronald Lee "Ron" McLean, age 57 of Ravenna, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018.He was born October 23, 1960, in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents Lenora (Sienkiewicz) and Andrew McLean Jr. Ron enjoyed riding his Harley and quad, playing guitar, was an avid gamer, and also enjoyed traveling.Ron never met stranger and had an amazing sense of humor. He loved to spend time with family and friends. He...
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Doris M. Hoskinson

July 19, 1930 - January 18, 2018

Doris Mildred Hoskinson, 87, formerly of Rootstown, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Doris was born in Wilsie, W.Va. on July 19, 1930 to parents William and Della Gordon. After her marriage to Elmer Hoskinson she moved to Ashtabula, Ohio. In 1973 she settled in Rootstown and raised her family. Doris was an avid bowler and forever bowled in the Friday night leagues at Twin Star Lanes....
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Oreste D. Siciliano

March 8, 1929 - January 16, 2018

Oreste D. "Rusty" Siciliano, age 88 of Rootstown, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018.He was born March 8, 1929, in Kent, Ohio, to parents Agostino and Carmela Siciliano. Rusty was a machinist. He was the former owner of Rootstown Mold, and later went to work at Allen Aircraft to enjoy his retirement. Rusty was an active member of the Rootstown Community. He served on the Rootstown Fire...
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Nancy C. Bachtel

January 23, 1933 - January 16, 2018

Nancy Carol Bachtel, 84, of Ravenna, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Nancy was born in Ravenna, Ohio on January 23, 1933 to parents Hallie F. and Grace C. (Ward) Delin. Nancy attended Immaculate Conception Church. She was an expert seamstress, making most of her children's clothes when they were young. She also enjoyed crocheting and knitting. Nancy loved tending her flower gardens...
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Bethann Marie Carter

July 31, 1971 - January 15, 2018

Bethann Marie Carter, age 46 of Randolph, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018, at her home. She was born July 31, 1971, in Akron, Ohio. Bethann is survived by her parents William and Rebecca Carter of Randolph, sister and brother-in-law Bonnie and Jim Miller of Marlboro, nephew Jesse Miller, former husband Todd Pritt of Canton, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. She is also...
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Laura Kathleen Hall

March 28, 1976 - January 15, 2018

Laura Kathleen Hall, 41, of Kent, formerly of Atwater, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 15, 2018. Laura was born in Ravenna, Ohio on March 28, 1976 to parents David and Kathleen (Barry) Hall. She graduated from Waterloo High School with the class of 1994 then attained a BA in business from Kent State University. Laura enjoyed an 18 year career with First Merit Bank moving up the...
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Jack Woodrow Harvey

September 1, 1941 - January 15, 2018

Jack Woodrow Harvey, age 76 of Randolph, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018, at his home.He was born September 1, 1941, in Akron, Ohio, to parents Woodrow and Leena (Simone) Harvey. Jack grew up in Tallmadge and was a longtime member of the New Baltimore Community Church. He retired from Mactac Morgan Adhesives after 37 years of employment. Jack was an avid Cleveland Indians fan, and also...
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Christine Rita Luli

February 12, 1944 - January 15, 2018

Christine Rita Luli, age 73, of Rootstown, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018. Christine was born in Ravenna, Ohio to parents Roy H. Kline and Rita (Lang) Kline on February 12, 1944. A life-long resident of Portage County, Christine graduated from Rootstown High School and Kent State University where she attained a Master's Degree in education. She retired from Rootstown Schools where she...
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Phillip Lee Kinion

September 22, 1969 - January 13, 2018

Phillip Lee Kinion, age 48 of Ravenna, went home to be with our Lord on Saturday, January 13, 2018. His race is won, his journey home complete. Phil was born September 22, 1969, in Akron, Ohio. He was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. Preceded in death by his grandparents Grandma and Grandpa Haston and Grandma and Grandpa Kinion. Phil is survived by his wife Candice,...
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Franziska Herta Hurley

March 27, 1942 - January 11, 2018

Franziska H. Hurley, age 75 of Freedom Township, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018, at her home.She was born March 27, 1942, in Zweibrucken, West Germany, to parents Hans and Herta (Glöckler) Bucher. Fran worked 26 years at James A. Garfield Elementary School, primarily in special reading programs. Her joys in life were spending time with family and friends, especially being devoted to her...
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Elmer Lee Riemenschneider

April 16, 1933 - January 6, 2018

Elmer Lee Riemenschneider, age 84, of Rootstown, surrounded by his family, peacefully passed away after a short illness on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Elmer was born in Rootstown, Ohio on April 16, 1933 to parents Ralph and Flora (Fox) Riemenschneider. Elmer graduated from Rootstown High School with the class of 1953 then went on to serve in the United States Army. After being honorably...
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Jeanette S. Heaton

October 16, 1952 - January 6, 2018

Jeanette Heaton, formerly Jeanette Brawley of Kent, Ohio, passed away Saturday, January 6, after a long illness.Jeanette was born on October 16, 1952 in Ravenna, Ohio to parents Edward and Lovie (Dean) Brawley. Jeanette graduated from the Akron School of Practical Nursing in 1973, then went on to enjoy a long career as a nurse at Robinson Memorial Hospital. Jeanette was an avid supporter of her...
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JoAnn R. Gasper

July 14, 1931 - January 1, 2018

JoAnn "Jo" Gasper, age 86 of Ravenna, passed away unexpectedly Monday, January 1, 2018. Jo was born July 14, 1931, in Cleveland, to parents John and Helen (Wanchick) Rusinko. Jo is survived by her husband Paul Gasper, daughter, Sharon Gasper, grandson Lucas Bland, sister Marian "Mim" Miley, and brother Ted Rusinko. Her many devoted nieces and nephews will miss their Aunt Jo. She was preceded in...
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Floriene Louise Cochran

February 19, 1922 - December 31, 2017

Floriene Louise (Hall) Cochran, 95, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, was escorted by angels into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday evening, December 31, 2017. A resident of Atwater, Ohio for nearly fifty years, she had been receiving care at the Canterbury Villa in Alliance, Ohio for the last several months. The oldest of ten...
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Thomas L. Hughes

January 6, 1950 - December 30, 2017

Thomas L. "Tom" Hughes, age 67 of North Canton, formerly of Edinburg, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017, at his home.He was born January 6, 1950, in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents Percy and Ruth (Meisser) Hughes. Tom graduated from Southeast High School and later from Kent State University. He was retired, but had previously worked as a vice president for Oak Rubber, as well as MCA Sign Company,...
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Beverly J. Esch

June 2, 1935 - December 25, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Beverly Jane (McGirr) Esch announces her passing following a brief illness on Monday, December 25, 2017, at the age of 82. Beverly is preceded in death by her husband, Vaughn Esch, and is survived by her children: Christopher (Leanne) of Strongsville, Oh, and Amanda (Todd) of Ellicott City, Md. She also leaves behind five grandchildren: Brad, Greg,...
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James C. Clites

December 13, 1949 - December 25, 2017

James C. "Jim" Clites, age 68 of Atwater, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 25, 2017, at his home.He was born December 13, 1949, in Akron, Ohio, to parents James M. and Carol (Burnette) Clites. Jim retired from UPS after working 38 years in May of 2011. His last several years had him driving daily from Akron to Charlestown, West Virginia. Jim was affectionately known as "Pop Pop" to his...
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Edna Ruth Huth

March 7, 1918 - December 24, 2017

Edna Ruth Huth, age 99 of Randolph, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017. She was born March 7, 1918, in Brimfield, Ohio, to parents Edwin Earl and Jessie Adele (Bunker) Weaver. Ruth was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Randolph for most of her life. Faith and family were priorities in Ruth's life. She and her husband, Claude, raised six children together. Ruth enjoyed playing cards and was a...
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William W. Van Meter

June 23, 1926 - December 23, 2017

William W. Van Meter, 91, long time resident of Kent and Brimfield, ascended into glory December 23, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living in Stow. William was born in Monroe County, Ohio, to George and Anna Van Meter on June 23, 1926. Soon after graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served honorably from 1944 to 1946, earning the Victory Medal for his wartime...
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Marguerite S. Wertenberger

March 11, 1926 - December 19, 2017

Marguerite S. Wertenberger, age 91 of Ravenna, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017.She was born March 11, 1926, in Akron, Ohio, to parents Joseph and Sănta "Sarah" (LoCricchio) Mazzola. For forty years, Marguerite was the Voice of Davey Tree, working as a switchboard operator, receptionist, and administrative assistant. She was also a longtime member of the Ravenna Elks 1076.Marguerite was...
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Walter Eugene Reed

April 15, 1932 - December 14, 2017

In Memory ofWalter E ReedApril 15, 1932 to December 14, 2017Walter Eugene Reed, age 85, passed away on December 14th, 2017 - away from family, community, and friends. Yes, he was named after the Walter Reed Army Medical Center that saved his father's life during WWI. Walter's life was long, living in Rootstown from 1956 until now; his birth being in Gordon Memorial Hospital, Spencer WVA; his...
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Sara Mae McCabe

July 23, 1940 - December 13, 2017

Sara (Sally) McCabe Sara McCabe, known by all as "Sally," passed away December 13, 2017, at the age of 77, in Streetsboro, OH. She was a native of Johnstown, PA. She is survived by her four daughters Sharon Kinsey Bobo (Anthony), Streetsboro OH, Jackie Hershberger (Dale) State College, PA, Diana Armstrong (Josey) State College, PA, Laurie Wagner (Edward) Johnstown, PA, 13 grandchildren and many...
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Paul E. Schultz

November 21, 1928 - December 13, 2017

Paul E. Schultz, Jr., age 89 of Akron, formerly of Randolph, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. He was born November 21, 1928, in Akron, Ohio, to parents Hazel (Haines) and Paul E. Schultz, Sr. Paul was a self-employed carpenter and member of the Chapel in Marlboro. He proudly served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War. Paul is survived by his son Donald...
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Burl L. McIntyre

November 6, 1926 - December 12, 2017

Burl L. McIntyre, age 91 a longtime resident of Deerfield, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at his home.He was born November 6, 1926, in Akron, Ohio, to parents Oral and Alta (Kimble) McIntyre. Burl left high school early to serve his country in WWII when he was drafted. He first joined the Army, but was quickly transferred to the US Air Force. Burl finally received his diploma in 2017...
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Debbie Lynn Oberholtzer

October 10, 1955 - December 12, 2017

Debbie Lynn (Wanyek) Oberholtzer, age 62 of Kent, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. She was born October 10, 1955, in Ashtabula, Ohio, to parents Richard Edward and Jane Geraldine (Cottrell) Wanyek. Debbie was the type of person who always put other's needs before her own. This led her to work as a caregiver and home health aide. Her kindness served as an inspiration to many...
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Virginia A. Barr

November 1, 1948 - December 11, 2017

Virginia A. Barr, age 69 of Ravenna, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at her home.She was born November 1, 1948, in Chesterland, Ohio, to parents David and Doris (Dukas) Leuser. She was affectionately known as "Ginny" to her family and friends. Virginia's willingness to help others led to a career that included stops at Edwin Shaw, the Salvation Army, and as a home health aide. She also...
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June Ellen Messaros

June 11, 1929 - December 11, 2017

June Ellen Mesaros, age 88, passed away at her residence on Monday, December 11, 2017.June was born in Mantua, Ohio to parents Fred and Beulah (Bell) Parker on June 11, 1929. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. June loved her church and involvement there and enjoyed reading, old movies and history. June loved her family immensely and was truly an angel.June is survived by her...
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William E. Alexander

January 12, 1939 - December 7, 2017

William "Bill" E. Alexander, 78, of Randolph, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017.Bill was born in Uhrichsville, Ohio on January 12, 1939 to parents Ernest V. and Bessie V. Alexander. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from IBM where he enjoyed a career as a service technician. Bill attended the Randolph United Methodist Church where he had been active on the Pastor Parish...
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Joyce A. Cain

January 29, 1938 - December 3, 2017

Joyce A. (Jones) Cain, age 79 of Ravenna, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017. She was born January 29, 1938, in Sardis, Ohio, to parents Lawrence Allen and Edna Pearl (Beach) Jones. Joyce was a devoted wife, loving mother, and proud grandmother. She worked hard to provide for her family and was involved with all of their hobbies. She served as a 4H advisor and was known around area horse shows...
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Riorita C. Matthew

February 19, 1937 - December 1, 2017

RioRita Matthew, 80, went home to be with the Lord December 1, 2017, at University Hospital in Ravenna, Ohio. She was born on February 19, 1937 in Basseterre, St. Kitts. Her father was Montgomery Matthew. She was raised in many places, and was well traveled. She is survived by her daughter, Isis Verdejo, and daughter-in-law, Darlene Lewis; grandchildren, James Verdejo Jr. and Jackieleen...
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Maureen T. Frederick

May 27, 1948 - November 28, 2017

Maureen Frederick loved her job as a public servant, and she worked hard at it until the day she died, last Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Maureen died at her home after a period of failing health. Maureen was elected the Portage County Treasurer in 1992 and served in that office until 2002. In 2002 she was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Commissioner Kathleen Chandler who was elected to...
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Jennifer Denean Wimmer

May 14, 1989 - November 27, 2017

Jennifer Denean Wimmer, age 28 of North Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Rootstown, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 27, 2017. She was born May 14, 1989, in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents James Darrell Wimmer and Penny L. (Tatum) Wimmer. Jenn graduated from Rootstown High School in 2007 where she excelled in volleyball and softball. On November 8, 2017, Jennifer gave birth to her beloved...
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William R. Sutcliffe

August 19, 1954 - November 24, 2017

William "Bill" Roy Sutcliffe, 63, of Deerfield, Ohio, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017 at his residence.Bill was born in Ravenna, Ohio on August 19, 1954 to parents Robert and MaryJane (Miller) Sutcliffe. He had been a machinist at CMI EFCO in Salem, Ohio starting his employment there at the age of 17 and retired after 41 years of service. Bill was always willing to help anyone in need...
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Debora Lou Smith

April 15, 1957 - November 24, 2017

Debora Lou Smith was granted her angel wings on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Akron General Medical Center after a short battle with colon cancer.She was born in Ravenna, Ohio on April 15, 1957 to John and Evelyn (Wymer) Smith. She was lifelong resident of the town she loved, Ravenna.Debbie Lou, a graduate of Ravenna High School in 1974, also worked at Robinson Memorial Hospital in food services. ...
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Philip Jay McDermott

August 24, 1965 - November 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, Ravenna, OH.
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William Martin Pennell

January 3, 1950 - November 22, 2017

"Farmer Bill"William Martin DeCapito Pennell, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at his organic farm with his sister, Denise, by his side.Billy was born January 3, 1950, in Ravenna, Ohio. He graduated from Rootstown High School in 1968 where he lettered in football and basketball. He attended Akron University.It was on his grandparents' farm in Rootstown that Billy developed his love for...
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Catherine Hoffman Dix

December 18, 1921 - November 22, 2017

Catherine Hoffman DixCatherine H. Dix, age 95 of Ravenna, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017, while residing at Altercare of Brimfield.She was born December 19, 1921, in Lordstown, Ohio, to parents Abram and Edith Hoffman. Catherine had a strong, loving marriage to Melvin Dix for 57 years. When Mel came down with polio in 1951 she devoted her life to supporting and caring for him. Catherine...
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Susan Lynn Basinger

July 7, 1942 - November 17, 2017

Susan Lynn Basinger, 75, of Ravenna, Ohio, passed away after a brief illness on Friday, November 17, 2017.Susan was born in Ravenna, Ohio on July 7, 1942 to parents Maxwell and Dorothy (Beery) McKee. She retired in 2002 from home health care. Susan loved all animals and was always feeding stray cats. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and word search games and loved attending garage sales. Susan...
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Glenn L. Geist

February 1, 1938 - November 15, 2017

Glenn L. Geist, age 79 of Palmyra, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017. He was born February 1, 1938, in Clarion, Pennsylvania, to parents Willis E. and Sarah A. (Cyphert) Geist. Glenn lived in Newton Falls until retiring from a steel mill. Following his retirement, Glenn moved to the Canadian wilderness to work as a hunting guide for over 26 years. Glenn proudly served his country as a...
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Eda C. Foit

May 18, 1929 - November 11, 2017

Eda Clara Foit, 88, of Diamond, Ohio, passed away November 11, 2017.Eda was born in Buffalo, NY on May 18, 1929 to parents Frederick and Mildred Bence. Eda had been a long-time Palmyra resident and had attended the Palmyra United Methodist Church. She loved her German Shepherds and living next to West Cemetery enjoyed taking long walks with them through the cemetery. Eda was an avid reader and...
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Mary Edith Van Aken

July 14, 1960 - November 8, 2017

Mary E. Van Aken, 57, of Ravenna, Ohio, passed away November 8, 2017.Mary was born in North Plainfield, New Jersey on July 14, 1960 to parents Robert and Fay Errington. Mary had worked as a home health aid until retiring due to health reasons. She was a very outgoing, social person who gave of herself. Mary loved her family dearly and loved to take care of everybody. One of her favorite times...
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John Richard Maguire

January 3, 1954 - November 8, 2017

John Richard Maguire, age 63 of Ravenna, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, from complications of a stroke. He is now reunited with his beloved wife, Wanda, whom he married 37 years ago on November 8, 1980.He was born January 3, 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio, to parents Frank L. and Evelyn (Mathews) Maguire. John grew up in Kent, and graduated from Kent Roosevelt High School. He...
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Alma L. Morgan

February 10, 1939 - November 6, 2017

Alma Louise Morgan, 78, of Diamond, Ohio, passed away November 6, 2017. Alma was born in Paris Twp., Ohio on February 10, 1939 to parents Clarence Albert and Olive Lillian (Wright) Brunstetter. She was retired as a switchboard operator from Robinson Memorial Hospital after 25 years of service. Alma was a very active, long time member of the First Church of God in Edinburg where she enjoyed...
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Carol Dolores Simcheck

August 17, 1944 - November 3, 2017

Caroline Dolores Simcheck (Bratkovsky), 73, of Ravenna, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017. After winning her first battle against cancer a few years ago, Carol ultimately lost the war when the cancer returned a few months ago; the same disease that took the lives of her sister Joann and her mother Frances.On August 17, 1944, she was born to the late Frank Bratkovsky and Frances Dobrowolski...
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Dolores Ann Chechak

March 27, 1928 - October 30, 2017

Dolores Ann (Smith) Chechak, age 89, beloved mother, sister, and grandmother, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017. Dolores, also known as Dee, was born in Kent, Ohio on March 27, 1928 to parents Oliver and Louise Smith. Dee earned her Master's Degree in Library Science at Kent State University. She went on to work for Cleveland Public Libraries, and then Reed Memorial Library in Ravenna. When...
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Eula M. Walsh

January 19, 1937 - October 30, 2017

Eula Murriel Walsh, age 80, born January 19, 1937, passed away in her sleep on October 30, 2017 with her son Gary and grandson Mike beside her.Murriel is preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Ermal Nutter, her husband "Sunny" Walsh, two of her children - Tom Walsh and Pamela Sutcliffe, her grandson Wesley Walsh and ten of her eleven siblings. Murriel was a spectacular woman who...
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Lila Mae Moore

April 9, 1920 - October 26, 2017

Lila Mae Moore, age 97 of Ravenna, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017. She lived a long and happy life and will be fondly remembered by all who loved her.Lila was born April 9, 1920, in Brimfield, Ohio, to parents Harry and Lula (Beal) Cannon. Her family was one of the pioneers of Portage County and she grew up on the family farm in Brimfield. Lila graduated from Kent State High School in...
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Jacquelin Lee DeVaul

May 24, 1944 - October 24, 2017

Jacquelin Lee DeVaul, age 73 of Ravenna, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017. She was born May 24, 1944, in Racine, Wisconsin, to parents Jack Francis and Myrtle Irene (Russell) Darragh. Jackie graduated from West Division High School in Wisconsin. She later moved to Ravenna with her beloved husband, but never quit rooting for the Green Bay Packers. Jackie was a member of the American Legion...
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Andrew Jack Klink

November 8, 1935 - October 24, 2017

Andrew Jack Klink, age 81 of Ravenna, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family.He was born November 8, 1935, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, to parents Clarence and Irene (Hall) Klink. Andy worked in construction, mainly as a labor foreman, and retired from Shook Construction. He was a member of Laborers Union 894. Mr. Klink proudly served in the US Navy. He later...
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Robert W. Hutchings

August 1, 1941 - October 22, 2017

Robert W. Hutchings, of Ravenna, Oh. passed away October 22, 2017. Born in Youngstown, Oh. on August 1, 1941, he was raised in Niles and was the eldest of four children. He graduated from Niles McKinley High School in 1959 and went to Kent State University where he was on the men's tennis team and graduated with a business degree in 1964. It was during that same year that he married his...
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Linda A. Bailey

September 17, 1960 - October 19, 2017

Linda A. Bailey, age 57, formerly of Randolph, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Florida, after tragically falling ill. Linda recently left her job to pursue happiness and walk on the beach in Florida.She was born September 17, 1960, in Jackson, Michigan. Linda loved life and cherished the time spent with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She was a...
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Loretta A. Sicuro

November 22, 1955 - October 19, 2017

Loretta A. Sicuro, 61, of Ravenna, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017.Loretta was born in Ravenna, Ohio on November 22, 1955 to parents Frank and Lettizia "Letty" Sicuro. She graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School and attended St. Patrick's Church. She worked as a dental assistant for many years until leaving to be a devoted caregiver to her father and mother for many years. ...
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John S. Frank

August 5, 1928 - October 18, 2017

John "Jack" Frank, 89, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at Hospice of the Valley, surrounded by his loving family.Jack was born Aug. 5, 1928, in Youngstown, to Susan and John Ferency.He was preceded in death by seven brothers; four sisters; his wife, Rose DiMaiolo; and stepson Nick Yourst.Jack attended Chaney High School, and then joined the U.S. Army, where he became a staff sergeant in...
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Lucille V. Akers

December 9, 1919 - October 15, 2017

Lucille V. Akers, of Ravenna, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017.Born December 9, 1919 to George and Grace Dean, one of 8 children and last surviving. Lucille met her husband Harry while working as a model at O'Neil's Department Store in Akron, Ohio and married on April 4, 1942 while Harry was on leave from the Army during WWII. Lucille and Harry owned and operated Harper's Men's and Women...
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Cody James Dalton

March 24, 1997 - October 13, 2017

Cody James Dalton 20, of Streetsboro, passed away on October 13, 2017, at University Hospital T.I.C.U. in Cleveland. Cody was born and raised in Streetsboro, Ohio. He is the son of Darrell and Sherry (Kittle) Dalton Jr. He attended Streetsboro High School and also was part of the carpentry program at Maplewood Career Center. Cody enjoyed adventuring at Nelson Ledges and finding new places with...
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Minnie A. Veon

August 2, 1925 - October 10, 2017

Minnie A. Veon, age 92 of Ravenna, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017.She was born August 2, 1925, in Aurora, Ohio, to parents Charles Edward and Marie Katherine (Jorgenson) Springer. Minnie was a devoted wife, loving mother, and proud grandmother to three generations. She worked as a punch press operator at H.P.L. in Solon and also worked at Fashion 220 Cosmetics. Minnie spent most of her...
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Lois Corbitt

April 18, 1922 - October 10, 2017

LOIS CORBITTLois Corbitt, 95, of Columbus, formerly a longtime resident of Ravenna, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at Westminster-Thurber Health Care Center in Columbus after a short illness.Lois was born April 18, 1922, near Harriettsville, Ohio, in Noble County, the daughter of Clarence C. and Mattie Gilreath Bonar. She grew up on the family farm and was baptized at the Road Fork Baptist Church....
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Kathleen R. Connel

August 28, 1939 - October 9, 2017

Kathleen R. (Collins) Connel, age 78, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017.She was born August 28, 1939, in Akron, Ohio, to parents William "Bill" and Kathleen "Kay" (McBride) Morris. Kathy graduated from Kenmore High School in 1957. From an early age, she had a love for dance. Kathy was a majorette in high school and went on to teach tap and ballet dancing. She later enjoyed clogging and square...
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Cyrus Briggs Plough

July 3, 1943 - October 9, 2017

Cyrus Briggs Plough was born in Ravenna, Ohio, on July 3, 1943 to Jane Louise Dirodis (DiRodi) Plough and Cyrus Thomas Plough. He passed away peacefully on October 9, 2017 at the Justin Roberts Hospice Center in Fairlawn after a 4-year battle from multiple strokes. Shortly after his birth, his father enlisted in the Navy and spent the next 2 years in the Pacific Islands with the Sea Bees in the...
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Robert J. Drugan

July 4, 1923 - October 7, 2017

Robert Drugan passed away October 7, 2017 at The Woodlands in Ravenna, Ohio. Born July 4, 1923 to Mable and John Drugan in Ravenna, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Eleanor Kunst Drugan, his brothers Edward, Walter, Ralph and sisters Ruth DiPaola and Inez Staley. Robert is survived by many nieces and nephew including Robert Kunst and God daughter Sandra ( DiPaola) Alger. He had...
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Suellyn Truax

December 17, 1961 - October 3, 2017

Suellyn Truax, 55, of Ravenna, Ohio, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 after a courageous battle with Leukemia. She joins her parents, David L. Truax and Catherine (Simpson) Truax, also of Ravenna, Ohio, who predeceased her.She was born in Ravenna, Ohio on December 17, 1961. She is a 1980 graduate of Ravenna High School and a 1984 graduate of William Jennings Bryan...
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Frances Victoria Kellison

November 30, 1925 - September 28, 2017

Frances Victoria Kellison, age 91 of Ravenna, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Longmeadow Care Center.She was born November 30, 1925, in Pomeroy, Ohio, to Clarence and Tressa (Hicks) Owens. Frances was a devoted wife and daughter, loving mother, and proud grandmother. She was a well-known seamstress, having made many wedding and bridesmaid dresses, and was quite artistic as well. Her...
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Rutha L. Kelley

October 27, 1930 - September 25, 2017

The Lord called Rutha Lelia Mullens Kelley home on September 25, 2017. Rutha was born on October 27, 1930 in Grenada, Mississippi, to Freeman and Lelia (DeJonette) Mullens. At the young age of 8, Rutha accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior who was the head of her life.On February 12, 1951, she married her sweetheart, Alexander Kelley and to this union 2 children were born. After moving...
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Marc Dwayne Haiflich

August 8, 1948 - September 24, 2017

Marc Dwyane Haiflich, 69, passed away on September 24, 2017, at UH Cleveland with his family by his side. Marc was born on August 8, 1948, to Dwayne and Patse Haiflich in Ravenna, Ohio. Marc grew up in Ravenna, attended Ravenna schools and graduated from Ravenna High School in 1966. He attended Kent State University until he was drafted by the United States Army in August, 1969. Marc served...
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William W. Kirschner

December 8, 1924 - September 23, 2017

William Walter Kirschner, 92, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017. William was born in Trafford, Pennsylvania on December 8, 1924 to parents Robert and Elizabeth Kirschner. He had been retired from the Ford Motor Company where he had been a machine mechanic. William was a hard worker, spending long days at the Ford plant in Cleveland then returning home to continue working on the farm. ...
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Lillian Mary Rothermel

May 29, 1929 - September 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, Ravenna, OH.
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Nellie G. Coffey

December 15, 1934 - September 21, 2017

Nellie Gray Coffey, 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at U.H. Portage Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.Nellie was born in Tazewell, Tennessee on December 15, 1934 to parents William Edgar and Edna Edith Cupp. Nellie had worked at the TG&Y Department store in Ravenna and retired from the Ohio License Bureau in Ravenna. She was a member of Grace Church...
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William J. Lambert

March 25, 1938 - September 20, 2017

William J. Lambert, 79, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. William was born in Rosedale, West Virginia on March 25, 1938 to parents Charles and Agra Lambert. William was retired from the Akron Beacon Journal after 33 years of service where he had been a district manager in the circulation department. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and had attended Community Bible Church in...
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Clifford Irvan Stackpole

January 9, 1939 - September 20, 2017

Clifford Irvan "Bud" Stackpole, age 78 of Atwater, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at his home.He was born January 9, 1939, in Clarington, Ohio, to parents Arzy Guy and Virginia E. (Staley) Stackpole. Bud was a long distance truck driver for 54 years and a member of Fairhaven Baptist Church.Bud was proud of his family, and family always came first in his life. Following closely were...
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Jerry L. Joiner

August 21, 1942 - September 17, 2017

Jerry L. Joiner, age 75 of Ravenna, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, September 17, 2017. He was a devoted husband, loving father, and proud grandfather.Jerry was born August 21, 1942, in Akron, Ohio, to parents Joseph and Ann (Dowdy) Joiner. He retired from the Chrysler Twinsburg Plant after 39 years of employment. He was a member of the UAW and a longtime member of the Brady Lake...
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Deanna Marie Baldwin

August 1, 1990 - September 15, 2017

Deanna Marie Baldwin, 27, passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Friday, September 15, 2017.Deanna was born in Akron, Ohio on August 1, 1990 to parents Geoffrey and Rosemarie (Corley) Baldwin. Deanna was employed at Kent State University in custodial services and had been a long-time member of the Atwater Church of the Nazarene. She thoroughly enjoyed bowling, writing stories and entries...
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Michael Howard Rock

June 30, 1954 - September 13, 2017

"He will be the first in line for his demise, but surprise even Death by leaving early." Michael Howard Rock, age 63, went home to be with the Lord and his parents, William and Rita Rock, on September 13, 2017, after striking a moose on the Glen Highway. Mike, beloved father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, is survived by his sons, Michael, Kenneth, James, Anthony and Larocco, his...
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Larry Allen Whetsel

October 27, 1949 - September 12, 2017

Larry Allen Whetsel, age 67 of Rootstown, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at UH Portage Medical Center. He was born October 27, 1949, in Tallmadge, Ohio, to parents Chester and Lucille (Jeske) Whetsel. Larry graduated from Tallmadge High School and went on to proudly serve his country as a member of the US Army. Larry worked for H&M Industries in Mogadore and Commercial Turf in...
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Larry J. Cartwright

July 1, 1952 - September 8, 2017

Larry J. Cartwright, age 65 of Atwater, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017.He was born July 1, 1952, in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents Ted and Marie (Beers) Cartwright. Larry was a truck driver for most of his life. He proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Larry later joined VFW Post 1055 and American Legion Post 331, where he served as a Post Commander. He was preceded in death by...
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Bernice Louise Heritage

December 2, 1932 - September 4, 2017

Bernice Louise (Rothermel) Heritage passed peacefully on September 4, 2017. She was born on December 2, 1932 in Randolph, Ohio to Alvin Louis and Mildred Elizabeth (Miller) Rothermel. She began working for Dr. R.C. Neely in Ravenna shortly after high school, and continued as his office assistant for almost 50 years. Her kindness and helpfulness touched everyone who knew her. Also for nearly 30...
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Rebecca Della Buehner

March 13, 1961 - September 3, 2017

Rebecca "Becky" Della Buehner, age 56 passed away on Sunday September 3, 2017, at her home. Becky was born March 13, 1961, in Euclid, Ohio. Becky is survived by her siblings: James (Dianne) Buehner, Davida (Michael) Cain, Renee (Michael) DiCarro, Desiree Nafziger, and David (Wanda) Buehner. She was preceded in death by her father James Buehner, her mother Juanita Buehner, and her...
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Marjory T. Rounds

June 22, 1961 - September 2, 2017

Rounds, Marjory Tyler, of Ravenna, Ohio, passed from this life surrounded by caring family on Saturday September 2, 2017 in Cleveland at age 56 following a struggle with complications due to cancer.She was a daughter of the late Marion "Toby" Tyler and the late Burnice D. Tyler of South Byron, NY, where Marjory spent her childhood. A musical prodigy, she took early preparatory music classes at...
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John Tracy Howe

May 25, 1955 - August 31, 2017

"A guiding light has left us, yet he's not gone too far. He watches up above us, each night a shining star."John Tracy Howe, born May 25, 1955 in Flint, Michigan, passed away of natural causes on August 31, 2017.John Tracy graduated from Kent Roosevelt High School and after numerous years working for Akron Goodyear in their warehouse department, he found his dream job with Universal Screen Arts...
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Mary A. Richards

June 27, 1931 - August 26, 2017

Mary A. Richards, age 86 of Randolph, passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017, while residing at the Woodlands at Robinson.She was born June 27, 1931, in North Industry, Ohio, to parents Wilbert and Iola A. (Bixler) Lautzenheiser. Mary graduated from Bolivar High School in 1949, and worked at Oak Rubber until her retirement in 1984.She enjoyed crocheting and crosswords. Mary also enjoyed playing...
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Marji Marie Horning

April 4, 1954 - August 24, 2017

Marji Marie (Freshley) Horning, age 63 of Randolph, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family.She was born April 4, 1954, in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents Kenneth and Donna (Lloyd) Freshley. Marji graduated from Waterloo High School in 1972. She worked in the dental field for most of her career, including the past 14 years with Belli & Streit Orthodontics...
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Dwayne H. Liezert

June 21, 1940 - August 21, 2017

Dwayne H. Liezert passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 at Bayhealth, Kent General Dover, at the age of 77. He was born June 21, 1940, to the late Cecil and Delsie (nee Schrock) Liezert.Mr. Liezert was a traveling carpenter foreman for many years prior to becoming a chicken farmer. He was a hard worker who always wanted to take care of his family. He was a former councilman for the City of...
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Christie Lynn Laws

April 19, 1975 - August 21, 2017

Christie Lynn Laws, 42, passed away unexpectedly Monday, August 21, 2017.Christie was born in Monroe, LA. on April 19, 1975. She graduated from Ravenna High School with the class of 1993 and went on to attend the police academy and study criminology and psychology at Kent State University. Strong willed, hardworking and driven, Christie held many supervisory and management positions with Jo-Ann...
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Boots Didinger

January 29, 1928 - August 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, Ravenna, OH.
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James Joseph Aylward

December 4, 1949 - August 17, 2017

James J. Aylward, born December 4, 1949, in Akron, Ohio, passed away on August 17, 2017 . Jim was preceded in death by his father, Edward E. Aylward, and his mother, Kathryn L (Joseph) Lux, and his son, Michael W. Aylward. He is survived by his wife, Laura, daughter, Jennifer C. (JohnMark) Blakley and sister, Constance Aylward. He is also survived by his father- and mother-in-law, Eugene and...
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Mandy Lynn Lockhart

May 4, 1981 - August 16, 2017

Mandy Lynn Lockhart passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 after a fourteen year battle with kidney disease and other complications. Mandy was born May 4, 1981 in Ravenna, Ohio to parents, Warren and Kathy Lockhart. She graduated from Rootstown High School in 1999 and attended Kent State University. She was known for her big heart, beautiful smile, love for God and for others. Everyone who...
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Phoebe J. Swain

January 12, 1922 - August 15, 2017

There is a garden where Jesus is waiting and he bid Phoebe Beetler Swain to him on August 15, 2017.Phoebe was born in Charlestown, Ohio on January 12, 1922 to parents Charles E. and Alice (Richards) Griffith. Phoebe was one of 14 children. She was retired from Robinson Memorial Hospital where she had worked in dietary. Phoebe then worked at Wal-Mart in the garden center. She loved tending her...
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Pauline C. Campbell

February 24, 1921 - August 15, 2017

Pauline C. Campbell, 96 years old, passed away on August 15, 2017, in Aurora, Ohio.Born on February 24, 1921, to the late Frank and Hazel (McGinley) Gerren, she was a lifetime resident of the Rootstown-Ravenna area.Pauline worked at the Oak Rubber Co. until she retired in 1983. She was preceded in death by husband William, son Robert and daughter Barbara. Siblings Robert, James and Lucille also...
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Antonio Jarrod Victor Simon

December 5, 1999 - August 14, 2017

Antonio Jarrod Victor Simon, 17, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 14, 2017.Antonio was born in Killeen, Texas on December 5, 1999 to parents David Simon and Erica Andrews. Antonio was about to enter his senior year at Streetsboro High School and very much looking forward to playing the drums this fall for the Rockets. He loved music and had played the drums since fourth grade. An...
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Jeannene Faye Bostic

April 21, 1939 - August 14, 2017

Jeanenne Faye Bostic, 78, passed away at home with her loving family by her side on Monday, August 14, 2017.Jeanenne was born in Pittsburgh, PA. on April 21, 1939 to parents Norman and Edith (Walls) Grace. She graduated from South Hills High School with the class of 1956 and then attended Slippery Rock College from 1956-1958. Jeanenne met her future husband Duane on a blind date and married him...
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Charles Edward Harton

August 11, 1964 - August 13, 2017

Charles Edward Harton, Jr., age 53 of Atwater, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017. He was born August 11, 1964, in Sistersville, West Virginia, to parents Martha Joan (Steed) and Charles Edward Harton Sr. Charlie was a self-employed contractor and attended Turning Point Baptist Church, where he was a member of their co-ed softball team. Charlie loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing...
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Diane Lee Schlarb

May 5, 1939 - August 13, 2017

Diane Lee Schlarb, age 78 of Randolph, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017, at her home.She was born May 5, 1939, in Glendive, Montana, to parents William and Clare (Sours) Leek. Diane graduated from Kent Roosevelt High School in 1957 and attended Kent State University. While in high school, she met her sweetheart, Jerry Schlarb, and the couple was married on August 13, 1960, at the Highview...
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Robert Eugene Stevens

March 27, 1947 - August 11, 2017

Robert Eugene "Bob" Stevens, Sr., age 70 of Rootstown, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017, at his home.He was born March 27, 1947, Dorothy, West Virginia, to parents Bill and Glenna Faye (Sayre) Stevens. Bob was raised in West Virginia and moved to Ohio after graduating high school. He worked in the maintenance department for Colonial Rubber before starting his own company, Cousin's Seamless...
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Jack Lee Alldredge

September 12, 1931 - August 8, 2017

Jack Alldredge, 85, died August 8, 2017 at his daughter's home in Deerfield, with Hospice care.Born September 12, 1931 in Uniontown, he was the son of Leonard and Georgia (Thomas) Alldredge.Mr. Alldredge was a custom home builder in Portage County since the early 1970's. He retired in 1994. Before that he started working on the railroad at the age of 16 which he later became a foreman. He...
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