Evelyn June Taggart
Evelyn June Taggart, 76, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.Born July 31, 1930 in Moundsville, W. Va., she was a daughter of the late Harry David Glover and June Agnus Rice Glover.In addition to being a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Evelyn loved to do crafting, making a variety of crafts and selling them at craft shows. Evelyn was a former member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary of Geneva, Ohio.Her husband of fifty-seven years, Robert S. Taggart survives. They were married April 27, 1948. Also surviving are a son Robert David Taggart of Cadiz, a daughter Melinda (Linda) Ornouski of Moorefield, a brother Benjamin L. Glover of Carriage Inn, Cadiz; three grandchildren: Rick Scott of Holloway, Angela (Steve) Erichsen of North Canton, Stephanie Singer of Moorefield; thought of as a grandson: Mike (Lori) Doane of Freeport; two great-grandchildren: Hunter Scott and Makayla Rice; and a step great-granddaughter, Megan Erichsen.Evelyn was preceded in death by two brothers: Jack Glover and Ronnie Glover, and a niece she raised as a daughter, Pam Doane.Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007 in Koch Funeral Home, Freeport with the Rev. Huntsman officiating. Burial will follow in Moorefield Cemetery, Moorefield Township. Visitation will be held in the funeral home Friday, Feb. 9, from 2-4 and 7- 9 p.m.
Harry E. McClain
Harry E. McClain, 91, Jewett, died Feb. 2, 2007 in New Jersey, at the home of his daughter, following a period of declining health.He was born Mar. 10, 1915 in North Township near Conotton, to the late Pearl (Minard) and Everett McClain.He worked for the WPA as a cement inspector building the Tappan and Piedmont dams; the Scio Pottery (where he met his wife Mabel) and was an Archer Township fire warden and trustee for 25 years.He was a dedicated dairy farmer for over 40 years. After retiring he sold Palco farm equipment where he was honored as a salesman of the year. For several years he worked at the Scio Auction weighing livestock. He was also active in the Harrison Jefferson and Carroll County 4-H livestock sales. For 14 years he was a Stitch and Hitch 4-H advisor and for 20 years he was a member of the Harrison County Fair Board, serving as president for four years.He served on the Jewett High School Board of Education and Harrison County Republican Central Committee where he served as a chairman. He was also a member of the Jewett Ruritan Club, for many years, and served as a chairman. He was a member of the Ridge Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder for over 20 years. He was a current member of the Jewett Presbyterian Church also serving as an elder.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Mabel (Adams) McClain; two brothers, Elbert McClain of Conotton and Charles McClain of Bowerston and a special friend Florence Marie Smail.Surviving are a sister, Margaret Walter of Calhoun, Ga., four children, Carol (Larry) Johnson of Snow Camp, NC, Roy E. (Joyce Evans) McClain of Jewett, Ruth Ann (Donald) Lowmiller of Sagamore Hills, Ohio and Doris (Art) Westphal of Brick, NJ; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren ; two step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with the Rev. David Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgeview Cemetery, Jewett. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to Harrison Community Hospital Auxiliary, 951 East Market St., Cadiz, Ohio 43907.
George Stephen Byras
George Stephen Byras, of Bowdoin, Maine, died January 10, 2007. Hewas born April 10, 1935 in Lisbon Falls and was raised in Bowdoin. He was the son of John Michael and Mary Lacko Byras. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Louis Pat Murphy.He attended Bowdoin schools and graduated from Lisbon High School in the class of 1953. In his youth he was a member of the Bowdoin Mohawks baseball team. After high school he worked on the Lacko farm and in the Worumbo Mill in Lisbon Falls . He entered the Air Force in 1957 retiring as a Master Sergeant in 1979. He was employed by Bath Iron Works from 1980-1998 as an electrician on the second shift.He was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Brunswick, the 317th Veteran's Group, and worked every second Friday and Saturday since his retirement on the United Methodist baked bean suppers. In the early 80's he assisted in finishing off the inside of the Bowdoin P.T.C. Community Building . He enoyed trout fishing, ice fishing, hunting, working in his garden, preparing his wood for the winter, was an avid crossword puzzle and word puzzle solver. His greatest joy, without a doubt, was time spent with family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Corley Anne Morton Byras, who is a former resident of Harrison County, and their children, George S. Byras II of Bowdoin, Stephanie J. Turgeon and husband, Christopher of Augusta, Grant S. Byras and wife, Sharon of Holden, and Treon E. Dupuis and her husband Robert of South Boston. His siblings, Katherine Betty Small of Bowdoin, Francis Trod Byras of Bowdoin, Shirley Durgin and husband Paul of Lisbon, and Louis Murphy and wife, Peggy of Bowdoin. Also his favorite grandchild, Mallory Turgeon and four nieces and four nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather and a brother, John M. Byras plus an infant sister. Visitation will be Feb. 10, at the Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal Street, Brunswick, Maine . A funeral service will be held Feb. 11 at the United Methodist Church of Brunswick with Rev. Jeffrey Hunt officiating. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the United Methodist Church , 320 Church Road, Brunswick, ME 04011 . Mr. Byras' life tribute can be viewed at www.brackettfuneralhome.com
George W. Jones
George William Jones age 61 of Bowerston, formerly of Minerva, died Friday April 13, 2007 in Sunnyslope Nursing Home, Bowerston after a lengthy illness.Born November 1, 1945 in Wood County, WV he was a son of the late Ora Dale and Mary Lucille Foutty Jones.George was a semi truck driver and had worked at a steel mill. Surviving are two sons George Jones, Jr. of Minerva and Joseph Jones of Kensington, three grandchildren, two brothers and five sisters.Preceding him in death are a brother and a sister.Services will be held Monday at Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Ted Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Gardens, Jewett. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Dr. Lauretta M. Dennis
Dr. Lauretta M. Dennis, 82, died Feb. 8, 2007 at Judson Park Retirement Community.She was born in Jewett on Nov. 27, 1924 and was a 1942 graduate of Jewett High School.Surviving are a brother, John Dennis of South Melbourne Beach, Fla., and two nieces.Dr. Dennis was a graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University. She was employed at Roberts & Wendt Animal Hospital In Lakewood until she opened her own practice, the Detroit Dover Animal Hospital in Westlake. She retired from her active veterinary practice in 1990.She loved to travel and was an avid shier. She also had a great interest in plants and was active at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, serving a term on their Board of Trustees, and with the Western Reserve Herb Society. She donated a sculpture "Sprouting Seed" to the Botanical Garden.Dr. Dennis also enjoyed the Arts. She regularly attended Severance Hall and Opera Cleveland and volunteer at the Cleveland Art Museum.Contributions may be made in her name to The Western Reserve Herb Society, C/O Shirley Ricketts, 2922 Somerton Road, Cleveland heights, Ohio 44118; Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106; or Cleveland Animal Protective League, 1729 Willey Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113.Graveside services will be April 21 at 12 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Jewett. Arrangements were by Brown-Forward Funeral Home.
Audrey Rutledge, 78, of Sherrodsville, died June 5, 2007 at home surrounded by her family.She retired as a secretary from the former Stratton State Farm Insurance Company of Sherrodsville after 25 years of service.She was born July 11, 1928 in Sherrodsville, and was the daughter of the late Clayton M. and Bessie Caldwell Belknap. On March 4, 1995, she was preceded in death by her husband, the late Raymond J. Rutledge, whom she married Aug. 13, 1950. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by five sisters, Mary, Irma, Marie, Vivian, and Ruby, and four brothers Lester, Lloyd, Ray, and Clayton Jr.She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church at Sherrodsville where she had served as a Sunday School teacher, and was a member of the Brighten the Corner Sunday School Class and the Calvary United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Sherrodsville Pythian Sisters and the "49'ers" Euchre Club for 45 years. Audrey was a former member of the Sherrodsville Grange, served on various Homecoming Committees over the years. She was a graduate of the former Sherrodsville High School and was her class salutatorian.She is survived by one son, John and Marsha Rutledge of Sherrodsville; three daughters, Barbara A. and Kevin Love of Sherrodsville, Peggy Jo Rutledge of Villa Hills, Ky., and Janie and Paul Downing of Sherrodsville; a sister, Ruthie Stewart of Jacksonville Beach, Fl,; eight grandsons and two great-granddaughters.Calling hours will be held June 8, 4-8 p.m., in the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville and one hour prior to funeral services which will be conducted 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2007 in the Calvary United Methodist Church with the Rev. Clark A. Hogue III and the Rev. Harry Milligan officiating. Interment will follow in the Sherrodsville Memorial Gardens. The family suggests contributions in Audrey's memory may be made to the Calvary United Methodist Church, P. O. Box #277, Sherrodsville, Ohio 44675.
Phyllis Rankin Donoghue
Phyllis Elaine Dickerson Rankin Donoghue, 77, of Cadiz, Ohio died Saturday, June 2, 2007, in Rochester NY while being cared for by her daughters, their families and friends during her lengthy battle with cancer. Phyllis was born Dec. 10, 1929 in Cadiz, the eldest child and only daughter of John (Jack) Dickerson and Marjorie Dunlap Dickerson, both deceased. She is a granddaughter of Nettie Dunlap, a well-known Harrison County centenarian. Phyllis was predeceased by her first husband and father of her children, J Fred Rankin in 1986 and by her second husband, Thomas J Donoghue in 2006; and by brothers, Richard Dickerson and Frank Dickerson. She is survived by her daughters, Mary Louise (Mrs. Allan) Foster of Lisbon, OH; Elaine (Mrs. David) Harris of Rochester NY and grandchildren, Rachel Foster and Daniel (and wife, Abigail) Foster, all of Lisbon, OH; step-children, Susan (Mrs. Michael) Dickman of Nevada and Timothy Donoghue (and wife, Kelly) and their three children of Texas; brothers, Ronald (Barbara) Dickerson, Larry (Wanda) Dickerson; sisters-in-law, Celia Dickerson and Judy Dickerson; nieces and nephews. Phyllis was a strong partner to her husband, Fred, in a Jersey dairy business. Family moments were music-focused, with Phyllis at the piano, Fred on baritone and their daughters learning trumpet, slide trombone, accordion and piano. Vocal music was in four-part harmony. She was a member of the Cadiz Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She traveled annually with her family to Watchtower Conventions throughout the US and Canada, from 1952 through the Spring of 2007. She also traveled to Poland, the former Soviet Union, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia for fellowship with Jehovah's Witnesses. Friends may call Friday, June 8 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home at 140 South Main St., Cadiz. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Charleston Street Extension, Cadiz, followed by burial at Rankin Cemetery, Rankin Road. Donations in Phyllis' memory may be made to Visiting Nurse Foundation, 2180 Empire Blvd., Webster NY 14580.