Albert Edward Hopkins
Albert Edward Hopkins, 83, of New Athens, Ohio, went home to be with God on Monday, April 3, 2006 at Trinity Medical Center, West, Steubenville, Ohio with his beloved son, Larry, at his side. He was born July 26, 1922 in Charleston, WV, a son of the late Albert and Helene Baron Hopkins.He was a retired Coal Miner, having worked for the Goodyear, Y. & O., and Consolidation Coal Companies, and was a member of UMWA, Local 1506. He was a former member of the New Athens Volunteer Fire Department.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Rejane Carothers, Loretta Marlene Secrest, and Yolanda (Tillie) Erdos; and by a brother, Harold Hopkins.Surviving are his beloved son, Larry Albert Hopkins of New Athens, and several nieces and nephews.A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the New Athens United Methodist Church. Committal of Ashes with Military Honors will follow at Longview Cemetery, New Athens, Ohio.Memorial Contributions may be made to the New Athens Volunteer Fire Department.
Miles Wellington Bell of Carbondale, Illinois, died April 29, 2006.He was born February 20, 1917, a son of the late Roy Wellington Bell and Merle Heckert Bell.He was a graduate of West Virginia University and was an officer in the Navy Air Corps during World War II and served on the aircraft carrier "Gilbert Islands." He was active in the coal business and served as a supervisor for Consolidated Coal Company in Ohio and Illinois.He had a special interest in music and youth activities. He assumed an active role in teaching and coaching young people.Surviving are his wife, Winifred White Bell, a former teacher at Cadiz High School; sons Miles W. Bell II of Nashville Tn., and Frederick J. Bell of Carbondale, Il.; three granddaughters.Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Mae Bell Combs and her husband Robert L. Combs; sisters-in-law Josephine White Dawkins, Elizabeth White Wolverton, JoAnn White, and Charity White; brothers-in-law, Thomas B. White Jr., David White, James Russel White and Richard Nelson White.A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were by Walker Funeral home in Carbondale, IL.Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 1110 N. Johnson St., Marion, IL 62959-1665.
Janet Freda Walker
Janet Freda Walker, 62, of Hillsboro, died April 28, 2006 at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.She was born November 19, 1943 at Cadiz Junction, the daughter of the late Harvey and Audrey (Finnicum) Maffit.She was a 1961 graduate of Jewett High School. She owned and operated JW Finishing and was currently employed at the Hillsboro Wal-Mart.Surviving is her husband, Richard A. Walker, whom she married August 16, 1963; son and daughter-in-law, Richard A. and Kara Walker II of Cincinnati; daughter and son-in-law Penny and Bill Polley of Greenfield; three grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Fred and Peg Maffitt of Jewett; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Nilah and Jay Ankrom of Carrollton; several nieces and nephews.Funeral service was held May 1 at the Thompson Funeral Home in Hillsboro with the Rev. Rodney Bowers officiating. Burial was in Hillsboro Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to the American heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, PO Box 163549, Columbus 43216-3549.Online condolences may be made at www.thompsonfuneralhomes.com.
Diane Caroline Olson Dickerson, age 59, died April 30, of West Main St., Scio died April 30, 2006.She was born on October 23, 1946 in Springfield, Ohio to George W. and Sylvia Ridenour Olson. In Springfield, she was a member of First Lutheran Church, where she married Stanley John Dickerson on August 2, 1968. Diane graduated in 1968 with a degree in music education from Wittenberg University. In 1976, Stanley became a minister with the Evangelical Luther Church in America. Diane and he served several churches in Ohio including Trinity Lutheran in Clinton, Nevada Lutheran, Bethesda Lutheran in Sherrodsville, St. James in Jewett, Annapolis Presbyterian and Hopedale Presbyterian. She was also active in the Synod Assembly and finance committee for the Northeastern Ohio ELCA Synod. Diane had taught music in Xenia, Wynford School District and Harrison Hills City School District.She is survived by her three children: LT (USN) S.G. Christian Dickerson and wife Christy A. (Ossman), M. Noelle Abel and her fiancée Ernie Persic, and Heidi J. Dickerson; seven grandchildren; three brothers: G. Pete Olson and wife Judy, Arvid C. Olson and wife Susan, Howard Olson and wife Pam; her sister Christine Wolgast and husband Ron; mother-in-law Gloria (Larsen) Dickerson; sister-in-law Jan Beeson and husband Richard; brother-in-law Dale Dickerson and wife Vicki; several nieces and nephews and grand nieces.She was preceded in death by her husband the Rev. Stanley J. Dickerson, father George W. Olson, father-in-law Stanley B. Dickerson, sister-in-law Carin Olson and two nephews Matthew Snow and Rickie Beeson.Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Hopedale Presbyterian Church with Pastor Bethel Bateson officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Hopedale. Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Koch Funeral Home, Scio.Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
Douglas David Besozzi
Douglas David Besozzi, 54, of Cadiz, Ohio, formerly of Lansing, Ohio, died Sunday, May 28, 2006. He was the husband of Cheryl Adams Besozzi whom he married July 10, 1976, and the father of their twin daughters, Tiffany and Brandi. He was the son of Anne Kusik Besozzi of Lansing and the late Arch Besozzi. Douglas was an avid golfer who loved spending time with his family and friends.He was a graduate of Bridgeport High School, Belmont Technical College, and Wheeling Jesuit University. After working as a miner and safety director for North American Coal and R. & F. Coal, he became the Human Resource Director for Electronic Circuit and Design. He was currently the Assistant Vice-President of Advantage Bank and Director of Human Resources for Camco Financial. He was a Master Mason of the Bridgeport Lodge, a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of the Valley of Steubenville, and a Shriner with the Osiris Shrine of Wheeling. Professionally, he was a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. He is also survived by his brother Greg (Lisa) Besozzi of Steubenville and nephew, Gregory; his brother-in-law, Leonard (Sue) Adams of Piedmont and nieces, Jenna and Jessica; his sister-in-law, Mary Beth (Wayne) Karl of Piedmont and niece, Sara and nephew, Jared; and his sister-in-law Jacqueline (Jay) Overholt of Westchester and niece, Nicole.Friends may call Tuesday, 2-8 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, 172 S. Main St., Cadiz. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Cadiz, 154 W. Market St., Cadiz with Rev. Dr. David Rice officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove. A Masonic Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Lisbeth Jane Roman
Lisbeth Jane Roman, age 64, of Kansas City, Missouri died at 10:31 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2006 in St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri.Born February 27, 1942 in Freeport, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Emerson W. Roman and Ruth Young Roman. Emerson was the superintendent of schools in the area and Ruth taught in Piedmont, Freeport, and Dennison.Libby Jane was a Presbyterian by faith. She graduated from Freeport High School in 1960. After high school she went to the College of Wooster and graduated with honors with a degree in speech and theatre major and an Art History minor. After graduating from Wooster, she attended the University of Illinois where she received her MA and PH. D. in Theater.In 1968 she accepted a position at the State University of New York, Binghamton, New York in the Theatre Department. She was an actor in the Colonnades Theater Lab and the Ensemble Studio Theater in New York City. She left New York in 1982 and accepted a position as Associate Professor at the University of Missouri in Kansas City which she held until she retired in 1996. She was a member of the professional Company, Missouri Repertory Theater in Kansas City. She was a member on leave of the Actor's Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.Following Libby Jane's wishes cremation has taken place. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2006 in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport with Pastor Jim McConnell officiating.Memorial contributions may be made to The Deersville Players, in care of Treasurer, Clarence Lannum, PO Box 93, Freeport, Ohio 43973 or The Clark Branch of the Puskarich Public Library, Freeport.
Marlene F. Gunning
Marlene F. Gunning, 67, of Salem Square Dr. S, Palm Harbor, Fla., died Nov. 3, 2006 at her residence under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in New Alexandria, Ohio and became a permanent resident of Palm Harbor in 2005, after being a seasonal resident for five years. She was the daughter of Clarence & Olive McCullough Fellows. She graduated from Brilliant High School and Muskingum College in New Concord, receiving her BA degree. She retired as director of human resources for King's Medical Company in Hudson, OH. She was a member of Presbyterian Church of Palm Harbor and formerly a member of Hudson United Methodist Church in Hudson. The family had lived prior in Kent, from 1960 until moving to Hudson in 1973. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Lyle, a former Freeport resident; sons, Kevin (Noreen) of St. Petersburg, FL & Kurt (Liz), of Dunedin, FL; daughter, Keli Nehls (Mike), of Brownsville, Oregon; grandsons, Kyle & Wes Gunning, of Dunedin; sister, Sandy Jeffers (Richard) and brother, Malcolm Fellows (Elaine), both of Brilliant. A memorial service will be held Nov. 6, at Presbyterian Church of Palm Harbor, 2021 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor, Fla. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760 or to Presbyterian Church of Palm Harbor.