David Lee Virtue
David Lee Virtue, formerly of Hopedale, died suddenly Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004.
There will be a memorial service at his brother's home on Saturday, April 3 from 1 to 5 p.m. at 1359 Bryden Road, Columbus, Ohio. Call 614-893-5245.
Mary Corinne Murphy
Mary Corinne Murphy, 87, Uhrichsville, died June 5, 2004 at Mercy Medical Center, Canton.
She was born Jan. 1, 1917 in Amsterdam, Ohio, a daughter of the late Harry Russell Miller and Ethel Blanche Dickerson Miller.
She graduated from Jewett High School in 1935. She was an operator for the General Telephone Company in Jewett, worked at Scio Pottery and retired from Equitable Life Insurance Co. in Canton after many years. She was a lifelong resident of the area, a member of the Christian Temple in Uhrichsville and also attended Charity Baptist Chapel in Rush. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, crossword puzzles and gardening and loved to swing on her back porch. She was an avid sports fan, especially of the Cleveland Browns, Indians and the Ohio State Buckeyes.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Eugene R. Smith Sr.; second husband, Ed Snedeker; three sisters, Gwen Canile, Lillian Simpson and Ella Rice; and two brothers, Benton Miller and Dick Miller.
Surviving are her husband, William D. Murphy; four daughters and one son, Mary Ann Headley of Dickenson, Texas, Eugene R. (Joann) Smith Jr. of Wellington, Ohio, Nancy E. Enold of St. Clairsville, Carolyn S. Voich and Al Gailbreath of Cadiz, Angela Kay (Larry) Roberts of Wakeman, Ohio; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and 13 step-children.
Service will be held June 9, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Uhrich-Hostettler Funeral Home, Uhrichsville, with Pastor Randy Stull officiating. Burial at Fairview Cemetery in Jewett. Calling hours will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 8 at the funeral home.
Etta Tuchek, 82, Adena, died June 7, 2004 at Trinity Medical Center East, Steubenville.
She was born Jan. 24, 1922 in York, Ohio, a daughter of the late Glenn and Bertha (Francis) Best.
She was a member of The Mother Church of Boston and attended the Christian Science Church in Steubenville and the House of the Shepherd in New Athens.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Pete Tuchek Sr., daughter Mary Ann Tuchek; five brothers and two sisters.
Surviving are a daughter, Betty Tuchek Adams and husband Joe of Columbus; four sons, Arthur Tuchek and Jan and Pete Tuchek Jr. and wife Jean, all of New Athens, John Tuchek and wife Mary of Cadiz and Rudy Tuchek and wife Paula of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, Francis Tuchek of Cadiz; two sisters, Betty Best of Cadiz, Dorothy Bezak of York; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Friends are welcome on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at Borkoski Funeral Home, 555 E. Market St., Cadiz, where services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 10, 2004 with the Rev. Paul Hamilton officiating. Burial in Olive Branch Cemetery, Harrisville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 380 Summit Ave., Steubenville, Ohio 43952.
Cathleen "Cathie" Kimmel
Cathleen S. "Cathie" Closson Kimmel, 55, of 1620 Colerick, Fort Wayne, Ind., died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at home.
Born in Fort Wayne, she was a homemaker and member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Cathie loved all animals, music and genealogy.
Survivors include her two dogs, Katy and Mickey; husband, Edward E. of Fort Wayne, formerly of Jewett; great-aunt, Annis Sanford of New Haven; one brother, Charles Walker of Fort Wayne; and one sister, Christy Babino. No services or calling. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to Allen County SPCA, 4914 Hanna St., Fort Wayne, Ind., 46806.
Alverta (Kelley) Drake
Alverta (Kelley) Drake, 71, Cadiz, died May 12, 2004 at her home.
She was born June 8, 1932 in Emerson, Ohio, a daughter of Mary Kelley of Adena and the late Snowden Kelley.
She was a member of the First Apostolic Church of Cadiz and the Ladies Auxiliary of the church and a retired bus driver from the Buckeye Local School District.
She was preceded in death by her father; husband, Sanford Guy Drake; brother, Howard Kelley; and toddler sister, Juanita Kelley.
Surviving are her mother; two sons, George and wife Janet of Utica, Ohio, and James and wife Carol of Belmont; two daughters, Robin Laird and husband William of New Kensington, Pa., Monna Dowdle and husband Ivan of Cadiz; four brothers, S. James Kelley, Clyde Kelley, both of Marseilles, Ohio, William Kelley of Adena and Ernest Kelley of Oldtown, Fla.; two sisters, Hedy Cullen of Worthington, Ohio, Jean Letner of Powell, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and two daughters in the church, Susie Jones and Patty Smith.
Service was held May 15, 2004 at the First Apostolic Church of Cadiz with the Rev. Ray Ellenbaugh officiating. Burial in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Apostolic Church, 158 N. Ohio Street, Cadiz, Ohio 43907.
Pearl Booth, 92, of Cadiz, died Wednesday at East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry.
She was born March 1, 1912 in Mannington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Alva O. and Alice M. Roupe Gray.
She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Cadiz and the Harrison County Grange. She served as a volunteer at Harrison Community Hospital and the House of Coal in Cadiz.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles (Nick) Booth in 1982; a brother, William Gray; two sisters, Goldie B. Barrett and Mary E. Covey; and a granddaughter, Debbie Arlene Booth.
Surviving are a son, Max and his wife, Marjorie Booth; a daughter, Dot and her husband, Riley Cassell, all of Cadiz; a sister, Ada Hoy of Mannington, W.Va.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, where funeral services will be held Friday, June 18, 2004 at 2 p.m. with Ken Swelbar officiating. Burial will follow at Cadiz Union Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Church of Christ, 139 N. Main St., Cadiz, Ohio 43907.
Esther P. Simes
Ester P. Simes, 87, Punta Gorda, Fla., died June 7, 2004 at her residence.
She was born Sept. 8, 1916, a daughter of the late Wilbur and Mary Grimes.
She was a resident of Fort Myers, Fla., and worked for Yoder Brothers Flower Farm. She retired from the Lee County School District, where she worked as head cook. She relocated to Punta Gorda in 1970. She retired from the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, where she also worked as a head cook.
She was a member of the Peace River Church of Christ and the Punta Gorda Junior Women's Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Simes; son, Gerald Simes; granddaughter, Shelby Simes; parents; a sister and three brothers.
She is survived by her three sons, Charles (Glenna) of Scio and Chester A. Simes and Gary (Amanda) Simes, both of Punta Gorda; daughter-in-law, Judy Simes of Port Charlotte, Fla.; her brothers, Ross Grimes of Akron and Hartzell Grimes of Barberton, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Service was held June 11, 2004 at Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Home, Punta Gorda. Burial at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens in Punta Gorda.