Wednesday, October 2, 2002
Arthur F. Barthelmeh
Arthur F. Barthelmeh. Services will be held Thursday at 11:00 A.M. in the Arnold Funeral Home, Canton, with Rev. William Seymour officiating. Interment in North Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 6:00 - 9:00 P.M. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First United Church of Christ Foundation. A Masonic service will be held Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.
Betty Eckstein, passed away on October 1, 2002 at 7:40 a.m. She had been a teacher in the North Canton and Plain Local School Districts for thirty years. She is survived by her husband, Robert with whom she was wed for 53 years; two daughters, Jean (Thomas) Sawyer of Idaho and Barbara Eckstein, Ph.D, of Iowa; three grandchildren, Robert (Pam) Sawyer and Zoe Eckstein; three brothers, William Triner, James (Roseann) Triner of Massillon and Robert (Jean) Triner of Canton; four sisters, Martha (James) Crawford, Nancy (James) Weber, Jane (Douglas) Brediger and Susan Triner, all of Massillon; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary Jane (Louis) Dauterman of North Canton. There will be no calling hours or public service. If you wish, contributions may be made to the Cancer Society or Aultman Hospice.
Frank E. Slike
Frank E. Slike. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Patton officiating. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home one hour before services on Thursday 10-11 a.m.
Harry C. Creager
Harry C. Creager, son of Isabella Anna Thomas and Charles Edwin Creager, was born in Mesa County, CO, October 11, 1910. He moved to Nebraska at the age of four and later to Mississippi where he lived until coming to Canton in 1929. He worked at Barr Dairy for ten years before going to Diebold in 1939. He then served in the Air Corps during World War II as a Tech Sgt. in the European Theater. He returned to Diebold and worked there until retirement in 1976. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; and three stepsons, Kim Treiber, Dr. H. Keith Treiber and Dr. Bruce E. Treiber; and six step-grandchildren. He was a long time member of Church of the Savior United Methodist Church and a retired member of The Society of Industrial Engineers. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Calling hours in the funeral home Thursday 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Savior United Methodist Church or to the Wilderness Center.
Irene L. Purdy
Irene L. Purdy, age 84, of Canton, died Sunday morning, Sept. 15, 2002 at the Canton Christian Home following a brief illness. She was born April 27, 1918 in Newcomerstown, OH and had resided in the Canton area most of her life. She was an active member of the Perry Christian Church, the Perry Ettes Sunday School Class, the Young at Heart Group, and was a former deaconess of the church. Mrs. Purdy was an active volunteer in her church and for the Western Stark County Blood Mobile. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Grace DeVault and her husband, Jack Purdy, who died in 1981. It was Mrs. Purdy's desire to be cremated. her cremains were buried next to her husband's grave at Sunset Hills Burial Park. A memorial service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Fri. Oct. 4, in the chapel. of the Canton Christian Home with Rev. Robert Walther and Chaplain Ron Iwanusa officiating. Arrangements by the Reed Funeral Home.
Margaret L. Wilds
Margaret L. Wilds, age 86, of N. Canton, formerly of Malvern, OH., passed away Monday September 30, 2002 at Mercy Medical Center. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA., January 28, 1916 to the late John and Lydia (Grove) Worth. Margaret was a member of Koontze Memorial Lutheran Church in Louisville. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Brenda Franks. She is survived by her husband, Clarence; a daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and Steven Franks of Jacksonville, FL; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Donald Wilds of N. Canton, Dennis and Sandra Wilds of Louisville; a sister and a brother-in-law, Eleanor and Harry Geiger of Louisville; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday in the Stier-Israel Funeral Home of Louisville with Pastor Donald Smith officiating. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Canton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Koontze Memorial Lutheran Church in Louisville.
Maureen B. Burchell
Maureen Beth Burchell, age 40, of Dalton, passed away Monday afternoon in Akron General Medical Center from injuries sustained in an auto accident at the corner of Route 93 and Wooster St. in Tuscarawas Township. She was born in Dover, DE, a daughter of Roger and Gayle Flynn McCarthy of Beallsville, OH, and had been a Dalton resident three years, previously residing in Canton and Magnolia. Beth was a 1980 graduate of Sandy Valley High School. She was a waitress and server at Peppers Grill in Strasburg, and she and her husband also had owned and operated Village Pets in the Belden Village Mall. Surviving besides her parents is her husband, Eddie L. Burchell, Jr., with whom she would have celebrated their 21st Wedding Anniversary on Dec. 16th; two daughter, Andrea Nicole Burchell, of Strongsville, OH and Melissa Renee Burchell, of the home; one son, Zachary Alan Burchell, of the home; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Valerie Janeen McCarthy and Guy Nelson, of Mineral City, and Courtney and Terry Adams, and their children, Nicholas and Alexandra, of Findlay, OH; one brother and sister-in-law, Roger Alan and Lisa McCarthy, Jr., and their children, Molly and Ryan, of Canton. Services will be conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home in Magnolia. Interment in Magnolia Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday 6-9 p.m. and Friday 10-10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Beth's memory may be made to her children, c/o The Bank of Magnolia.
Patricia L. Osborne
Patricia L. Osborne, age 61, of Malvern began resting until the resurrection Sunday evening in Doctor's Hospital. Born July 14, 1941 in Buckhannon, WV. She attended the Church of God Saints in Christ. Preceded in death by her father, Roy Barker. Survivors include her husband, James T. Osborne of the home with whom she celebrated 30 years of marriage, her mother, Sinda Barker of Malvern; and one brother, Harry Eugene Barker of Malvern; her children, Stella (James) Stout of Canton, Janet (Bill) Elson of Canton, Venus (David) D-Augistino of North Canton, Lurie (Jim) Hockenberry of Denver, CO, Johnathon James Osborne of Alexandria, VA; and four sisters-in-law, Emma Conner, Louise McIntyre, Catherine Kimbrough and Carrie Dixon; over 100 foster children that she helped raise, her dear friends Stella Philabaum and Janice Woods; and numerous grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours in the funeral home Thursday one hour prior to services from 12 Noon- 1 p.m.
Paul King. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Sunset Hills Burial Park Chapel with Rev. Richard Scherpenisse officiating, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. in the Northminster Presbyterian Church, 237 W. Maple St., North Canton. Friends may call at Karlo and Sons Wednesday (tonight) 6-9 p.m., where a Elk Service will be held at 5:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Northminster Presbyterian Church, 237 W. Maple, North Canton, OH 44720 or the American Heart Association, 4916 Hills Dales Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44708.
Precious M. Holeman. Funeral services will be held on Thursday October 3, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Rhoden Memorial Home, where Rev. Fred Warner will be officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service. Condolences may be sent to and the procession will form from 3214 11th St. SW, Canton, OH 44710.
Richard A. Carpenter, Minister of Colonial Heights Christian Church, Former Minister of the North Industry Christian Church, 69, of Kingsport passed away Saturday (September 28, 2002). He was a minister for the past 50 years and a graduate of Milligan College and Southern Baptist Seminary. Dick was preceded in death by Harold Carpenter and Eileen Carpenter. Surviving are his wife, Cynthia Carpenter of the home; sons, Stephen Carpenter, Richmond, VA, David Carpenter, Lexington, KY; step daughters, Wendy Spalding, Cincinnati, OH, Tami Backman, Sacramento, CA; eleven grandchildren; mother, Doris Carpenter, Canton, OH; brothers, Tom Carpenter, Canton, and Larry Carpenter, Indianapolis. Calling hours will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Colonial Heights Christian Church. Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the church with Ministers Stephen Carpenter and Hugh Thompson officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday 9:00 A.M. till 11:00 A.m. at the North Industry Christian Church burial will follow at Melscheimer Cemetery in Canton. Memorials maybe made to Colonial Heights Christian Church Building Fund P. O. Box 5035 Kingsport, TN 37663.
Robert R. Ronske
Robert R. Ronske, age 53, of Waynesburg, passed away Monday afternoon of injuries from an accident at his home. He was born in Canton and had lived most of his life in the Canton and Waynesburg area. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Waynesburg. He was retired from the Timken Co. as a mill right. He had been employed with his brother, Leo, in the lawn care business. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and received the Purple Heart. He was the son of Leo F. and Margaret (Gilliam) Ronske. He is survived by his wife, Sandy (Timberlake) Ronske to whom he was married 30 years; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sara and Mike Torrence and Ashley and Bryan Dornhecker, all of Canton, Mandy Ronske of the home; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Leon and Mary Ronske and William and Ann Ronske, all of North Canton; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Joan and David Beard of Largo, FL, Judy and Mike Bochenek of Wintersprings, FL, and Patty and William Bucchan of North Canton; two grandchildren, Stacey Torrence and Deidra Torrence. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Mike Siefert as celebrant. Interment will be in Sandy Valley Cemetery in Waynesburg. Calling hours will be Wednesday (tonight) 6-9 p.m. in the ROSSI Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. James Catholic Church in Waynesburg.
Ruth E. Pennington
Ruth E. Pennington, age 90 of Canton, OH passed away Monday afternoon in Aultman Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Dellroy, OH on November 28, 1911 she had lived the greater portion of her life in the Canton area. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Slim Pennington who passed away October 31, 1994 and was also preceded in death by a son, James F. Pennington and a stepdaughter, Betty Lou Wheeler. She was a member of the GGG Group and for many years worked at the voting poles for the Board of Elections. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Paul Forster of Canton; stepson and his wife, Max and Dora Pennington of Marion, OH; grandson and his wife, Mark and Brenda Holshu of Canton; her sister, Etta Evens. There are seven step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous step great-grandchildren and step-great-great grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews and her very close friend and caregiver, Ann Patrick and family of Canton. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Raymond Tucker officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Calling hours at the funeral home on Wednesday evening (TONIGHT) 7-9 p.m. and one hour before services on Thursday from 10-11 a.m.
Wilma L. Coplan
Wilma L. Coplan, age 85, of Canton, died Monday morning in Aultman Hospital following a brief illness. Born April 24, 1917 in Derwnt, OH., to the late John and Mae Shimp. Preceded in death by her former husband, Carl L. Nelson in 1977; her second husband, Jack Coplan in 1997; two brothers, Clyde and William Shimp; and two sisters, Mickey Emmitt and Madeline Russell. Survivors include her daughter, Carla Nelson of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Connie Nelson of Clinton Twp., MI, Rick and Darlene Nelson of North Canton. There are three grandchildren, Jeffrey, Steve, and Douglas Nelson; six great grandchildren; one sister, Pauline M. Allen of Canton; several nieces and nephews; and her special dog, Jamie also surviving. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday (TODAY) at 2 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours in the funeral home TODAY one hour prior to service from 1-2 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Aultman Hospital Cardiac Program, C/O Brian Hill, Aultman Hospital, 2600 6th St SW, Canton, OH 44710.
Woodrow Woody Wilson. There will be no funeral service. There will be calling hours Wednesday (tonight) 6-8 p.m. at the Welch-Sekeres-Lewis Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Tree of Life at the Wilderness Center in Wilmot, OH or the Stark County Gem Mineral Club.
Patty Jean Miller
Patty Jean Miller, age 66, formerly of Alliance, died Monday, September 30, 2002 at 8:55 a.m. at Rose Lane Health Center in Massillon. Born in Canton on March 22, 1936, she had
been a resident of Alliance for over 40 years. She was the former co-owner and secretary/receptionist of H. Cowboy Miller Septic Service from 1964 to 1994. Mrs. Miller was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Louisville Chapter #400 and the Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, Kadesh Court #19 of Akron. Survivors include two daughters, Denise L. DeJane of San Diego, CA, and Catherine A. Katie Lacy of Westerville; a foster daughter, Roberta L. Muff Taylor of Myrtle Beach, SC; five grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Lou (Ronald) Lash of Canton, Mary Ann Dolak of Canton, Debra (Mark) Shaw of Dellroy; one brother, James R. Groetz of Canton; a sister-in-law, Nancy Rickenbrode of Canton; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were her husband, Harold E. Cowboy Miller on October 25, 1997 (whom she married on July 10, 1959); her parents, Howard J. and Viola H. (Stover) Groetz; and a brother, William H. Groetz. A Graveside Memorial Service will be held at Fairmount Memorial Park on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Sara Hodsden officiating. There are no calling hours. The Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alliance Shrine Club, Transportation Unit, P.O. Box 2626, Alliance, Ohio 44601.