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Miscellaneous Ashtabula County Obituaries

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ELLSWORTH, Maine- The Rev. Kenneth Bryan Pudder, 63, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.
He was born Aug. 27, 1938, in Painesville, the son of Okey Raymond Pudder and Mildred Brown Pudder Lewis.
He was raised in Geneva and after high school served in the U.S. Army as a medical specialist.
He was active in the civil rights protests in the 1960s. In the 1970s, he moved to central Maine.
He later returned to Geneva, serving as a minister and healer and sat on the board of directors at I.G.A.S. church in Ashtabula.
He was an artist and teacher and was a lifelong seeker of a spiritual way of living and inspired many others along the path.
Survivors include his wife, Linda; two sons, Kenneth Jr of Philadelphia, Pa., and Dylan of Geneva; two daughters, Debra Christofaro
of Leavittown, Pa., and Jessica Pudder of Tucson, Ariz; a step-daughter, Sarah Presley of Ellsworth; two brothers, Gilbert of Geneva and Richard
of Medford, Ore.; a sister, Beverly Reidi of Geneva; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmaus Center in Ellsworth, Maine.

NILES - Edna M. Banning, 92, of McKinley Avenue, died Friday, June 29, 2001, at Shepherd of the Valley, Niles.
She was born May 4, 1909, in Florida, Ohio, the daughter of Frank A. and Laura (Rafferty) Owens.
Mrs. Banning was formerly of Kinsman, she had lived in Cortland for 18 years and in Niles for the past five years.
She was a 1927 graduate of Kinsman School.
Mrs. Banning had worked as a cook for Kinsman Schools for 27 years, retiring in 1977.
She married Leon A. Banning on Sept. 16, 1931.
She was a member of the Kinsman Presbyterian Church, the Ruth Circle of the church and the Kinsman Golden-Aires Club.
Mrs. Banning enjoyed playing cards, traveling and spending time with her family.
Survivors include; two sons, Jack O. of Tallahassee, Fla., Richard L. of Salem; a daughter, Ann B. Sprague of Cortland; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1968, and her sister, Florence Loutzenhiser.
Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Baumgardner Funeral Home, 8569 Main St., Kinsman, with the Rev. Steven W. Trimble officiating. Burial will follow in Kinsman Cemetery.
Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kinsman Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 304, Kinsman 44428

LEROY TOWNSHIP - Dorothy Shula, 75, of Leroy Township, died Saturday June 30, 2001, at Western Reserve Hospice House in Euclid.
She was born Aug. 14, 1925, in Painesville, the daughter of Raymond and Mabel (Terrill) Seymour.
Mrs. Shula attended Harvey High School and Lake Erie College. She taught for 17 years at St. Gabriel School in Concord and at St. Mary's in Painesville.
She was an avid gardener, enjoyed playing Duke Ellington tunes on the piano, bird watching and spending time with her family.
Survivors include; two sons, Jeff of Belfast, Maine, Jim of West Buxton, Maine; two daughters, Judy Ricchiuto of Mentor, Dianne of Perry; two brothers, Richard and Gilbert Seymour of Ashtabula and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R., in 1992, and her parents.
Service is 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Church, 242 N. State St., Painesville.
Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Spear Mulqueeny Funeral Home, 667 Mentor Ave., Painesville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the SOS Fund at St. Mary's School, 242 N. State St., Painesville.

CONNEAUTVILLE, Pa. - Former Conneautville resident Harriett L. Ward Woodard Martin, 88, of Ronnie Drive, Altamonte Springs, Fla., died June 20, 1998, following a short illness.
Born July 5, 1909, in Conneautville, she was the daughter of Glen and Flossie (Baldwin) Ward.
A graduate of Edinboro State Teachers College, she was an elementary school teacher for 33 years and a substitute teacher for 10 years, working at Beaver Center, Shadeland, Conneautville and Conneaut Valley elementary schools in Pennsylvania. She was a member of Harmony Grange.
Survivors include her husband, Frederick Martin, whom she wed April 8, 1989; a son, James Woodard, of Conneautville; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death Aug. 17, 1986, by her first husband, Reid Woodard, whom she wed Oct. 21, 1933; and two brothers, Bill and Paul Ward.
Service is 5 p.m. Sunday at the Conneautville Baptist Church, Main Street, Conneautville, with the Rev. Loren Little officiating. Burial will be in Beaver Center Cemetery, Beaver Center, Pa.
No calling hours will be observed.
A memorial service was held at the First Baptist Church, Apopka, Fla., June 22, 1998, with the Revs. Ralph Estevez and Edward Baldwin officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Conneautville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 322, Conneautville 16406.

JEFFERSON - Florice L. Reuschling, 79, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at her residence following a long illness.
Born May 8, 1919, in Limon, Colo., she was the daughter of John F. and Blanche (Webb) Corlew. She had resided in Jefferson most of her life.
She was a fourth-grade teacher at the Austinburg Elementary School for 25 years prior to her retirement in 1979. She was past president of the Jefferson P.T.A.; served on the Henderson Memorial Library board; and was a member of the Ashtabula County Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed family activities, traveling, flower gardening, reading and playing cards.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson where she taught Sunday School for many years.
Survivors include her husband, Fred L., whom she wed Jan. 1, 1940, in Austinburg; two sons, Thomas L. of Lakeland, Fla., and James A. of Jefferson; and daughter Elaine M. Lux of Jefferson; three sisters, Medora Sespico and Dorothy Edwards of Ashtabula, and Mary Etta Montgomery of Austinburg; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Julia M. Veni; and a brother, Ivan Rudd Corlew.
Service is 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, 85 W. Jefferson St., with the Rev. William Offutt officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Jefferson.
Calling hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Fleming Funeral Home, Inc., a Family Care Group affiliate, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson; and from 10 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available at the church.

CONNEAUT - Marie A. Sabo, 67, of Conneaut, died Monday, June 29, 1998, at University Hospitals of Cleveland.
Born May 26, 1931, in Conneaut, she was the daughter of Nick and Bertha (Jordan) Vignal.
She was a 1949 graduate of Conneaut High School, and was formerly employed with the Conneaut Creamery and the former Astatic Corp.; Premix; and Conneaut Die Casting Co. She was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Church, Conneaut, and enjoyed traveling, gambling at casinos, activities at the Conneaut Community Center, and being with her grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis, of Ashtabula, and John, of Conneaut; a daughter, Sherry Atkins of Conneaut; her mother, of Conneaut; a brother, Jack Vignal of Conneaut; a sister, Shirley Rose of Conneaut; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, in 1975; and a sister, Mary Louise Warren, in 1984.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Frances Cabrini Church, 744 Mill St., Conneaut, with the Rev. Nathan Willis of St. Mary's Church, Conneaut, officiating.
Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Raisian Funeral Home, a Family Care Group affiliate, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut.

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP - Mary Louise Suchala, 73, died Saturday, June 27, 1998, at her home.
Born Aug. 21, 1924, in Ashtabula, she was the daughter of Louis and Laura Moretti Canzonetta.
Mrs. Suchala belonged to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Frances Priest of Shady Point, Okla. and Diane Mullins of Florida; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and three brothers, Anthony, James and Matthew, all of Ashtabula.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel; her brother, Larry; and two siblings, Louis and Mary, in infancy.
Service is 9:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Ashtabula. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery will follow.
Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Guerriero Funeral Home, 1550 W. 19th St., Ashtabula.

MADISON - Angel Lynn Washington, daughter of Tammy Rae and David Paul Washington of Madison, died Monday, June 29, 1998, at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland.
She was born Monday in Cleveland.
Besides her parents, she is survived by a sister, Samantha Druggish, at home; and grandparents, Gerry and Joel Allen of Geneva and Harley Washington of Mentor.
Graveside service is 10 a.m. Thursday at Madison Memorial Cemetery, Arcola Road, Madison, with the Rev. Jim Obrecht of Here's Hope Baptist Church officiating.
No calling hours will be held.
The Behm Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison, is in charge of arrangements.

GENEVA - Harry Stuart Burkholder, 68, of Geneva, died Friday June 15, 2001, at his home.
He was born Dec. 26, 1932 in Geneva, the son of John P. and Helen (Marshall) Burkholder.
Mr. Burkholder was a lifetime area resident. He graduated from Geneva High School in 1951.
Mr. Burkholder married Carol (Weaver) on Aug. 8, 1953 in Geneva.
He owned and operated H. S. Burkholder Fruit Farm and Market with his wife, Carol, in Harpersfield until retirement in 1991. Mr. Burkholder and his wife were dealers for Appalachian Log Structures.
He was active in model railroading and was an avid fan of his grandchildren's sporting and school events. He enjoyed modern square dancing.
Mr. Burkholder was a member and past master of Geneva Lodge Chapter 147 of the Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Grace Chapter 11 Order of Eastern Star, a member of the Ohio Farmer's Union and member of the National Railway historical society. Mr. Burkholder was a former DeMolay basketball and baseball coach.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Judie Snyder of Superior, Colo., Janie Spade of Austinburg, Terry Valdez of Louisville, Ky., Tamie Steadman of Merritt Island, Fla.; a sister, Hallie Hutchins of Ashtabula; two brothers, Donald Burkholder of Jefferson, Ronald Burkholder of Perry; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Bekie Sue in 1963; two sisters, Bettie Perkins, Marjorie Burkholder and a brother, David Burkholder.
Service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Austinburg First United Church of Christ, Routes 307 and 45 in Austinburg, with the Revs. Gretchen Wagner and Gordon Densmore officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Ashtabula County, 2420 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, or to the Austinburg First United Church of Christ's building fund, 2870 St. Route 307, Austinburg.
The Kennedy-Billman Funeral Home, 323 South Broadway, Geneva is in charge of arrangements.

FOWLER - Dorotha A. Clute, 88, of Sodom Hutchings Road, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at Trumball Memorial Hospital in Warren.
She was born July 4, 1912, in Rock Creek, the daughter of Harry E. and Emma (Kampf) Nevison.
Mrs. Clute was a 1930 graduate of Jefferson High School. She attended Western Reserve University, graduating in 1934, and attended Kent State University, Ohio University and New York University in Chautauqua, N.Y.
Formerly of Jefferson, Mrs. Clute had lived in Fowler for 62 years.
Mrs. Clute married Maurice Clute on Sept. 2, 1939.
She was employed as a school teacher for 23 years with Mathews School System, retiring in 1974.
Mrs. Clute was a member of the Fowler United Methodist Church, Ohio Retired Teachers Association and a member of the Trumbull County Teachers Association.
She enjoyed quilting and crafts, served as a 4-H adviser for 15 years, was a member of Ohio Star Quilters and was assistant director of the Western Pennsylvania Rug Hooking School in Sandy Lake, Pa., for eight years.
Survivors include her husband, Maurice; two sons, Merlin Clute of Indianapolis, Ind., Maurice Clute of Fowler; two daughters, Nancy Wiley of Richwood, Phyllis Gibson of Fowler; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother John Nevison.
Memorial service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Fowler United Methodist Church in Fowler.
Burial will be in Hayes Cemetery in Wayne Township.
Calling hours will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association, 1815 West Market St., Akron.
Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 N. Park Ave., Warren is handling arrangements.

CONNEAUT - Lois J. Gerren Dalrymple, 78, of Chestnut Street, died Sunday, July 1, 2001, at UHHS Brown Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 26, 1923 in Conneaut, the daughter of Thomas A. and Hanna (Thompson) Bagnall.
Mrs. Dalrymple was a lifelong resident of Conneaut.
She had been employed at the former Dixon's Market in Conneaut and operated Char-Lo Antiques from her former home on State Street. She also worked for the Conneaut Community Center as a senior aide.
Mrs. Dalrymple was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Conneaut Chapter of TOPS and Rose Chapter 22 of the Order of Eastern Star.
She enjoyed antiques, attending antique shows, collecting and selling baseball cards and Beanie Babies.
Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Hill of Conneaut; her son, Charles Gerren of Conneaut; two brothers, Jack Bagnall of Conneaut, Joe Bagnall of Monroe, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Casey Hill, Trisha Main, Sharon, Chuck, Ricky, Tommy Gerren, Susie Burdine; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Charles Gerren in 1976; her second husband, Robert Dalrymple in 1981; nine brothers and sisters, Mable Bingham, Elizabeth DeMarco, Vi Cunningham, Esther Durkee, Woodrow Bagnall, Ruth Kraus, Clifford Bagnall, Mac Bagnall and Anabel Whitbread.
Service will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Marcy Funeral Home, 208 Liberty St., with the Rev. Anne Bump of St. Paul's Episcopal Church officiating.
Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Calling hours will begin Tuesday at noon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

CHARDON - Dorothy "Jean" Fenshaw, 80, of Chardon, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at Geauga Regional Hospital in Claridon.
She was born Jan. 29, 1921, in Tower Hill Pa., the daughter of Edward and Margaret (Gray) Smith.
Mrs. Fenshaw was a resident of Chardon since 1977, previously living in Port Allegheny, Pa. for five years. She was also a resident of Newbury from 1977 to 1992.
She was employed at several Cleveland companies as an accountant for 30 years, including the former Morley Builders and The Institute of Music until she retired in 1970.
Survivors include a son, James Edward Horner of Chesterland; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister, Catherine "Kay" Horner of Middlefield and two brothers, Edward Smith Jr. of Cleveland Heights and Jack Smith of Mentor-on-the-Lake.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Edward in 1996, her parents, grandparents, and sisters, Betty Matsik, Lois Simoni and Wilma Wilkes.
A private burial will be at a later date.
Ritondaro Funeral Home, 126 South St., Chardon is handing arrangements.

CONNEAUT - Lillian Mae Jones, 85, of Parrish Road died Friday, June 29, 2001, at UHHS Brown Memorial Hospital.
She was born July 20, 1915 in Cortland, the daughter of Archie Elvin and Nellie Mae (Green) Emerson.
Mrs. Jones had been a Conneaut resident most of her life.
She was a member of the Conneaut Veterans of Foreign Wars and enjoyed bingo and playing cards.
Survivors include two sisters, Florence Kilfoil and Mary Marano, both of Conneaut; and one brother, Carl Emerson of Geneva.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Jones Jr; two sisters, Rosemary in infancy and Clara Emerson; one brother, Harley Emerson; and her parents.
Service will be Monday at noon at the United Church of Christ of Conneaut, 221 Buffalo St., with the Rev. Walter A. Coy officiating.
Burial will be in City Cemetery, Conneaut.
Calling hour will be today at 11 a.m. at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Christ, 221 Buffalo St., Conneaut.
Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements.

NORTH BLOOMFIELD - James R. Kirby, 58, of North Bloomfield, on Saturday, June 30, 2001, at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.
He was born Dec. 26, 1942, in North Bloomfield, the son of Albert and Thelma (Dunkerton) Kirby.
Mr. Kirby was a lifelong resident of the area. He graduated from North Bloomfield High School in 1960. He married Linda Ring on May 4, 1963 in North Bloomfield.
Mr. Kirby was a dock worker at Burton Rubber Co., in Burton for 25 years, retiring in 1988.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Kevin of North Bloomfield; two daughters, Evonne Dugan of S.C., Debra Kirby of Austintown; seven grandchildren; his mother, Thelma; brothers, Ronald of Ariz., Albert of Middlefield, Kenneth of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Phyllis Clark and Kathy Kirby, both of Champion.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Service will be 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Russell Golden Rule Funeral Service, 15670 West High St., Middlefield.
Mr. Kirby will be cremated.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

AKRON - Joseph J. Varner, 69, of Akron, died Saturday, June 30, 2001.
Mr. Varner was a lifelong area resident of Akron.
He served in the U.S. Army and was employed for 30 years as a security guard at the B.F. Goodrich Co.
Survivors include a sister, Jane Giebel of Akron; and a brother, Robert of Genev.
Calling hours are today from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr Falls Chapel, 810 Portage Trail.
Service will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northwest Avenue Church of Christ in Tallmadge.

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. - Robert R. West, 75, of Pinewood Circle, died Friday, June 29, 2001, at his residence.
Born July 3, 1925, in Oil City, he was a son of William G. and Della Redmond West.
He married Susan S. Shirey on June 12, 1950.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre and was a member of Tracy's Raiders.
Mr. West was a supervisor at TRW, Bearings Division, Jamestown, N.Y., where he worked for 36 years.
He built and remodeled homes in the Bemus Point area in his spare time.
He was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Bemus Point, N.Y.
Mr. West also was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans of Bemus Point.
He also was a member of the Bemus Point Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. West was president of the Gold and Beach Club at the Point Chautauqua Country Club and was past president of the Jamestown Area Bowling Association and Secretary/Treasurers for 11 years, He was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Jamestown Area Bowling Association.
Mr. West managed and coached baseball teams at the Little League, Babe Ruth, Connie Mack and American Legion levels.
He played baseball in the Chautauqua County Men's Baseball League and was a standout pitcher in the fast-pitch softball league.
An avid sportsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and golf. As a golfer, he made two holes in one on consecutive days in 1964.
He also was active in the PEACE organization and served as the treasurer.
Mr. West also was a member of the Strattanville Sportsmen's Club.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, William A. of North Kingsville, and Robert R. II of Denver, Colo.; two daughters, Deborah West of Erie and Amy Fenno of Sinclairville, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Alicia Fenno of Sinclairville; a brother, James L. of Greenhurst, N.Y.; and a sister, Lois Hull of Fluvanna, N.Y.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene; and a sister, Florence.
No calling hours will be observed
Memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Strattanville with the Rev. Laura Gross officiating.
A second memorial service is 2 p.m. July 9 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Bemus Point, N.Y., with the Rev. Starke Drischell officiating.
Memorial contribution be made to the Clarion-Forest VNA Hospice, the American Cancer Society or the PEACE organization.
The Robert V. Burns Funeral Home in Clarion has charge of the arrangements.

WESTON Vt. - Dorothy Jean (Rattray) McMorris, 79, of Weston Vt., died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at her home.
She was born Aug. 5, 1922 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Gordon and Mamie (Brigham) Rattray of North Kingsville.
Mrs. McMorris graduated from North Kingsville High School in 1940 and was Valedictorian of her class.
She married Armstrong C. McMorris on Aug. 22, 1943 in Schenectady, N.Y.
Mrs. McMorris was a past president of the Weston Women's Club, an Auditor of the Town of Weston from 1982 to 1991, served as a trustee of the Weston Community Club for six years and was chair of the theater committee during that time.
She was an avid skier and a partner in Green Mountain Soaring at Springfield Vermont Airport, she flew solo in a sail plane and rode motorcycles for 15 years.
Survivors include her husband, Armstrong of Weston, Vt.; a daughter, Patricia J. Mignone of Woodbury, Conn.; a son, Randall E. McMorris of Bennington, Vt. and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Frederick Rattray.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Adams & Kenney Funeral Homes, Chester, Vt., is charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Cold Springs Brook Memorial Fund or Mountain Valley Medical Center.

ASHTABULA - Linda G. Laslow, 83, of Park Haven Nursing Home, died Sunday, July 1, 2001.
She was born Feb. 17, 1918, in Ashtabula, the daughter of Frank and Nancy (Azzano) Church.
Mrs. Laslow was a member of St. Joseph Church. She worked for Brunner Fabric of Ashtabula. Mrs. Laslow enjoyed cooking and baking.
Survivors include three sons, Michael of Ashtabula, Randy of Bellefonte, Pa., David of Marysville; two grandchildren, David and Nathan Laslow and one sister, Rachel Troiano of Ashtabula.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Michael; three brothers, Joseph, Pete and Robert; five sisters, Jenny Piscietteli, Mary Ruffo, Antionette Egley, Nancy Kubick and Margaret Pugliese.
Service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Church.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at Guerriero Funeral Home, 1550 W. 19th St., Ashtabula.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Laslow's name to Alzheimer's Association or Park Haven Activity Department.

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Pa. - Carrie B. Bowers, 85, of West Springfield, Pa., died Sunday, July 1, 2001, at Inn-Conneaut Health Center.
She was born July 12, 1916, in Gem, W.Va., the daughter of Clyde and Lucinda (Dean) Wade. She had resided in Sarasota, Fla., for many years before returning to the area six years ago.
Mrs. Bowers was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as a Staff Sergeant. She was the first female from Ashtabula County to enter the service during World War II.
Mrs. Bowers also worked as a regional manager for Apparel Buying Associates, Inc., of New York, and was co-owner of Millers Restaurant in Conneaut.
She was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Moose Club of Sarasota, Fla., and was a supporter of Mooseheart.
She enjoyed crocheting, bowling and being with her nieces and nephews.
Survivors include seven sisters, Minnie Garrison of Conneaut, Esta Russell of Oakwood, Ga., June Ator of Lipan, Texas, Wanda Jenks and Carol Bright, both of West Springfield, Pa., Betty Finlaw of Espyville, Pa., and Coletta Nault of Milwaukee, Wis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, John DeVita; her second husband, John Miller; her third husband, Russell Bowers; two brothers, Lilburn and George Wade; and a sister, Mary Alice Warner.
Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Marcy Funeral Home, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, with the Rev. Robert Klingler of West Springfield United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in East Springfield Cemetery, East Springfield, Pa., with full military honors.
Friends may call at the funeral home 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Springfield United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

HUDSON, Fla. - Willis Dean Pearson, 69, of Hudson, Fla., died Saturday, June 30, 2001, in the Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center in Hudson.
Born Sept. 11, 1931, in Ashtabula, the son of Charles and Helen (Hall) Pearson, he lived in Ashtabula until moving to Florida in 1986.
Mr. Pearson married Cecelia Glaab June 3, 1983, in Ashtabula.
Mr. Pearson was an assembly worker, retiring from True Temper in Saybrook Township after 30 years.
He served with the United States Army Screaming Eagles in the Korean War and was a lifetime member of the Ashtabula Veterans of Foreign Wars post.
He also was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and enjoyed playing pool, roller skating and citizens band (CB) radios. Mr. Pearson's CB "handle" was Barney.
He also was an avid Cleveland sports fan.
Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Deborah French of Ashtabula, Jackie Meehan of Austinburg, Patricia Vaughn of Michigan, and Linda Maslanka and Isabel Quayle, both of Geneva; one son, Russell Pearson of Ashtabula; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Stella Wiker of Ashtabula.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Michael Quayle.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon Thursday at Assumption Catholic Church in Geneva, with the Rev. Paul Tobin officiating.
Calling hours are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Behm Family Funeral Home, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva.
Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Ashtabula.

NORTH LIMA - Joshua M. Powell, 21, of North Lima, died Sunday, July 1, 2001, as the result of an automobile crash in Boardman.
He was born Jan. 28, 1980, in Geneva.
Mr. Powell was employed at Oriental Rug Depot in North Lima.
A natural athlete, he loved to play softball and enjoyed concerts.
Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth; his grandmother, Sylvia Powell of Ashtabula; his grandfather, Glen Powell of Madison; and his fiancee, Cyndi Hulbert of Canfield.
Service is noon Thursday at Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison, with the Rev. Evan Nunnally of Cornerstone Friends Church officiating.
Burial will be in Madison Memorial Cemetery.
Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

CONNEAUT - Doris A. Tucker, 81, of Harbor Street, Conneaut, died Sunday, July 1, 2001, at University Hospital in Cleveland, where she was admitted Saturday.
She was born Dec. 16, 1919, in Meadville, Pa., the daughter of Herman and Gladys (Fowler) Moran.
Mrs. Tucker was a longtime Conneaut resident and was co-owner of Star Beverage.
She enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and also enjoyed visiting with her friends at the Conneaut Manor, and watching the Cleveland Indians.
Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Titus of Ashtabula, and Susan Hammer of Kingsville; a son, William E. Tucker of Ashtabula; her sister, Sarah Hallett of Conneaut; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband William, in 1976; her sister, Nina Warner; and her brother, Carl Moran.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Marcy Funeral Home, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, with the Rev. Terry Kern of East Conneaut Baptist Chapel officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville.
Visitation will be two hours prior to the service, beginning at noon on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Conneaut Rescue Squad. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

ANDOVER - Milton W. Wolfe, 67, of Stanhope-Kelloggsville Road, died Thursday, June 28, at Miller Memorial Health Care Center in Andover.
Born April 1, 1934, in Greene, Ohio, he was the son of William Wolfe and Florence (Rice) Arnold Wolfe Salo.
Formerly of Philadelphia, Mr. Wolfe had lived in Andover since 1991. He was an officer for the Philadelphia Police Department for six years, a federal officer at the Philadelphia Naval Base for 10 years and came to the Vienna Air Force Base as a federal police officer, remaining there for five years and retiring in 1996.
Mr. Wolfe also owned a sign company in Philadelphia for 20 years.
He was a veteran, serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War.
Mr. Wolfe was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police in Philadelphia, as well as the federal FOP lodge.
He also was a minister for the Universal Life Church.
Mr. Wolfe's hobbies included repairing lawnmowers and boating on Pymatuning Lake.
Mr. Wolfe married Mary N. Nolan July 27, 1985.
Survivors include his wife of Andover; one daughter, Kathleen Wolfe of Philadelphia; one grandson, Charles A. Wolfe of Andover; and four brothers, Leonard Arnold of High Springs, Fla., Raymond Wolfe of Southington, Harlan Wolfe of Johnston and Dick Wolfe of Andover.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Theresa Ann Wolfe; one son, Larry Wolfe; two sisters, Doretta Real and Alice Salo; and three brothers, Glenn Arnold, Eugene Arnold and Bill Wolfe.
Service is 7 p.m. Thursday at Baumgardner Funeral Home, 134 Prospect St., Andover, with his nephew, Ted Wolfe, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Deborah Hospital Foundation, Children's Division, P.O. Box 820, Browns Mills, NJ 08015 or the American Cancer Society, 7861 Crile Road, Concord, OH 44077.

PAINESVILLE - Jessie Marie (Ryan) Jones, 84, of Painesville, formerly of Geneva, died Sunday, July 1, 2001, at Summerville Assisted Living in Mentor.
Born Feb. 6, 1917, in Meadville, Pa., she was the daughter of Ned and Loretta (Doonan) Ryan.
Mrs. Jones was employed at Lake West Hospital Willoughby in the laboratory.
Survivors include one sister, Gladys Major of Concord and two stepsons, Jay Jones of Columbus and Dennis Jones of Florida.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Jones, in 1995; three brothers, Dick, Ken and Bob Ryan; two sisters, Nellie Jones and Betty Ryan; and her parents.
Service is 10:30 a.m. Friday at Potti Funeral Home, 2726 Hubbard Road, Madison.
Calling hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Bob Ladygo of Bible Baptist Church in Madison officiating.
Burial will be in Madison Memorial Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 5786 Heisley Road, Mentor, OH 44060.

GENEVA - Harry Stuart Burkholder, 68, of Geneva, died Friday June 15, 2001, at his home.
He was born Dec. 26, 1932 in Geneva, the son of John P. and Helen (Marshall) Burkholder.
Mr. Burkholder was a lifetime area resident. He graduated from Geneva High School in 1951.
Mr. Burkholder married Carol (Warner) on Aug. 8, 1953 in Geneva.
He owned and operated H. S. Burkholder Fruit Farm and Market with his wife, Carol, in Harpersfield until retirement in 1991. Mr. Burkholder and his wife were dealers for Appalachian Log Structures.
He was active in model railroading and was an avid fan of his grandchildren's sporting and school events. He enjoyed modern square dancing.
Mr. Burkholder was a member and past master of Geneva Lodge Chapter 147 of the Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Grace Chapter 11 Order of Eastern Star, a member of the Ohio Farmer's Union and member of the National Railway historical society. Mr. Burkholder was a former DeMolay basketball and baseball coach.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Judie Snyder of Superior, Colo., Janie Spade of Austinburg, Terri Valdez of Louisville, Ky., Tamie Steadman of Merritt Island, Fla.; a sister, Hallie Hutchins of Ashtabula; two brothers, Donald Burkholder of Jefferson, Ronald Burkholder of Perry; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Bekie Sue in 1963; two sisters, Bettie Perkins, Marjorie Burkholder and a brother, David Burkholder.
Service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Austinburg First United Church of Christ, Routes 307 and 45 in Austinburg, with the Revs. Gretchen Wagner and Gordon Densmore officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Ashtabula County, 2420 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, or to the Austinburg First United Church of Christ's building fund, 2870 St. Route 307, Austinburg.
The Kennedy-Billman Funeral Home, 323 South Broadway, Geneva is in charge of arrangements.

AUSTINBURG - Leo F. Grybosky, 78, died Sunday, July 1, 2001, at Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born Dec. 8, 1922, in Bentleyville, Pa., the son of William and Susan (Grandalski) Grybosky and had been an Ashtabula County resident for 35 years, having moved from Parma.
Mr. Grybosky was a handyman who owned numerous rental properties, which he remodeled and fixed up. He previously worked as a coal miner and television repairman.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II.
His epitaph is "expected little, received a lot."
His survivors include one son, Gary Grybosky of Sheffield Township; one daughter, Darlene Grybosky of Ashtabula; a sister, Eleanor Gust of Scenery Hill, Pa.; and one brother, Albie Grybosky of Ellsworth, Pa.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Stella Tebalt; and his parents.
Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ducro Funeral Home, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula. The Rev. Fred Nachtigal, pastor of St. Joseph's Church, will preside. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Austinburg, where full military honors will be observed.
Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the time of service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

NEW LYME- Sarah H. Edelman, 80, of New Lyme died Monday July 2, 2001, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Youngstown.
She was born Feb. 24, 1921 in Saybrook, the daughter of Bradley B. and Lucille R. Harmon.
Mrs. Edelman retired from the Pymatuning Valley School system in 1988 after 30 years as an aide, secretary and librarian. She was a past member of the board of Country Neighbor, past secretary of the New Lyme Zoning Board and an avid Ashtabula County Fair exhibitor. She also enjoyed gardening, the Cleveland Indians and spending time with her family.
Survivors include four daughters, Katherine Hammons of St. Marys, W. Va.; Marcia Hitchcock and Carolyn Paul of Andover; Patricia Newman of Jefferson; four sons, William and Richard of New Lyme; Thomas of Cortland; Bradley of Rome; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Darwin Edelman in 1958 and a grandson, Stanley Hitchcock.
In keeping with Mrs. Edelman's requests there will be no funeral services or calling hours. A private memorial service will be held by the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashtabula County Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Road, Kingsville, Ohio 44048.

VALDOSTA, Ga. - H. Irene Becker, 74, died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland.
A 20-year Valdosta resident, she was born Jan. 26, 1924, in Glouster, the daughter of George Washington and Mary (Bessani) Staten. She married William E. Becker Sr. on May 17, 1944, in Painesville.
Mrs. Becker was a homemaker and the former manager of the Ashley House in Valdosta.
Survivors include a daughter, Vicki Gustincic of Lakewood; two sons, William E. Jr. of Trumbull and Robert G. of Valdosta; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Jane Spondike of Glouster and Charlotte Weinhold of Perry; and two brothers, George of Willoughby and James of Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her husband, in 1984.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Friday at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison, with the Rev. John Germaine of Chapel United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Madison Memorial Cemetery.
Calling hours are noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

ASHTABULA - Charles Harold Corts, 85, of West 53rd Street died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Columbia Hospital, West Palm Beach, Fla., following a brief illness.
Born Oct. 25, 1912, in Star City, Ind., he was the son of Chris William and Nellie Dennewitz Corts. He married Hazel Vernon on March 27, 1933, in Logansport, Ind.
He resided in Star City before moving to Ashtabula in 1947.
Mr. Corts graduated from Star City High School. He later attended Butler and Indiana State universities, and graduated from Terre Haute Commercial College.
A minister and teacher for 70 years, he pastored churches in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, North Carolina and Georgia, and was one-time president of the Ashtabula County Ministerial Association. He also owned and operated the Ashtabula Business College from 1947 to 1986.
Survivors include his wife of Ashtabula; a daughter, Naomi Ruth White of West Palm Beach, Fla.; five sons, John R. of Minneapolis, Mark of Winston-Salem, N.C., David of Phoenix, Ariz., Thomas of Birmingham, Ala. and Paul R. of West Palm Beach; a brother, Fred of Indianapolis; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Philip Chris Corts.
Funeral is 11 a.m. Friday at Star City Church of Christ, Star City, Ind., with Lawson Byrd officiating. Burial will be in Star City West Cemetery.
Calling hour is 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
Frain Mortuary Inc., 305 E. Main St., Winamac, Ind., is handling arrangements.

CHARDON TOWNSHIP - Justin D. Doersam, 67, died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Heather Hill Nursing Center, Munson Township.
He was born Nov. 2, 1930, in Chardon, and resided in the Chardon area all his life. He married Ann Wettstein Sept. 12, 1954, in Chardon.
Mr. Doersam was a meatcutter. He worked at the former Thrasher's Supermarket in Chardon and the former Cahill's Grocery in Gates Mills, retiring in 1990. He also drove the Geauga County Public Library Bookmobile from 1992 to 1997.
A member of Chardon High School's Class of 1948, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Korean Conflict.
He was an avid fisherman, who also enjoyed sports and reading.
Survivors include his wife of Chardon Township; his mother, Irene Culbertson of Ada; two daughters, Cherie Sniderman of Marietta, Ga. and Carole Ricci of Chardon; four grandchildren; and a sister, Bette Buckley of Lakeland, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donnel "Spiv" Doersam.
A memorial service will be Friday at 8 p.m. at the Burr Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 116 South St., Chardon. Pastor Robert D. Penrod of Pilgrim Christian Church, Chardon and the Rev. John H. Hayden of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Munson Township, will officiate. Burial will be in Chardon Municipal Cemetery.
Calling hours are Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hattie Larlham Foundation, Pod D, 9772 Diagonal Road, Mantua.

PAINESVILLE - Maurice "Reb" Edwards, 53, died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at University Hospitals, Cleveland.
Born July 4, 1944, in Flemington, W.Va., Mr. Edwards had resided in Painesville since 1959.
He worked for the Painesville City Schools as a maintenance technician since 1986. From 1962 to 1986, he worked for the Natural Gas Service Co.
A 1963 graduate of Riverside High School, he was head coach for the girls' varsity volleyball team at Harvey High School. He also was junior varsity girls' basketball coach at the school.
An avid fisherman and bowler, he also played softball for Lake Truck Sales in the Painesville City Mens' League for 20 years.
He also was a member of BPOE 549, Painesville.
Survivors include his mother, Dortha (Hauser) Edwards of Painesville; two sons, Scott J. of Concord Township and Barry of Cleveland; a brother, Darrell of Geneva; a sister, Char Senter of Mentor; and his loving partner, Gail Schultz.
Funeral is 3 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church of Painesville, 71 N. Park Place, Painesville, with the Rev. Gerald D. Kalb officiating.
Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home, 667 Mentor Ave., Painesville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Cleveland, Leukemia Research Branch, 11100 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.

MADISON - Jeannette Hallsman, 76, died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at Lake East Hospital, Painesville.
Born Sept. 21, 1921, in Cleveland, she was a Madison resident more than 25 years.
Mrs. Hallsman retired as a bookkeeper from Lake County Society for Rehabilitation, Mentor.
Survivors include three sons, Mark J. of Newport Coast, Calif., Kurt A. of Painesville, and Chris R. of Madison.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; and a sister, Gertrude Koci.
Service is noon Friday at the Potti Funeral Home, 2726 Hubbard Road, with the Rev. Robert Gaston of the Lake Hospitals officiating. Burial will follow in North Madison Cemetery.
Calling hours are from 10 a.m. until noon Friday at the funeral home.

MADISON - Harriett McKenzie, 85, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at her residence.
Born Nov. 12, 1912, she had lived in Madison for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald G., in 1976.
Funeral is 1 p.m. Friday at North Madison Cemetery. The Rev. John Germaine, of Chapel United Methodist Church, will officiate.
No calling hours are scheduled. The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison, is in charge of arrangements.

ORWELL TOWNSHIP - Alexander "Al Jax" Wetula, 76, of Route 322 died Tuesday, June 30, 1998.
Mr. Wetula owned Al Jax Bar. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Frances (Rok); four daughters, Nancy, Darlene, Diane McNeil and Joanne Brown; two grandchildren; and three siblings, Joseph, Jessie and Leo.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Nellie, Mary and Ann; and two brothers, Henry and John.
Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Nickels Funeral Home, 14500 Madison Ave., Lakewood. Burial will be in Colebrook Township Cemetery.
Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

KINSMAN - Lois M. Banning, 93, died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at Briarfield of Cortland Nursing Home after an extended illness.
Born Sept. 5, 1904, in Wayne Township, Mrs. Banning was the daughter of Philo and Olive (Spafford) McNeilly.
She lived in Mecca and Kinsman townships. She attended Kent State University and taught for many years in various schools in Ashtabula and Trumbull counties. She was a member of the Wayne Congregational Church, Ohio Retired Teachers Association, Wealthy Rebekah lodge of West Mecca, and the AARP. She also served many years as an instructor in local 4-H clubs.
She is survived by a daughter, Vivian Reese of Kinsman; six grandchildren; nine great-granchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by husband Gail W. Banning, whom she wed Aug. 20, 1925; son Duane Banning; three brothers, Harlan, Ward and Frank; and sister Grace James.
Service is 7:30 p.m. Monday at Baumgardner Funeral Home, 8569 Main Street.
Calling hours are 7 p.m. Monday to time of service.
Contributions may be made to the Wayne Congregational Church.

SOUTH GATE, Calif. - Mary Ann (Foglio) Buckles, died Monday, June 29, 1998.
A former Ashtabula resident, she is a 1955 graduate of South Gate High School. In March 1990, she was first elected to the South Gate City Council. Mrs. Buckles served two terms as mayor and was mayor at the time of her death.
Survivors include her husband, Sam Buckles, whom she married in 1968; a son, Sammy Buckles Jr.; mother, Ann (Izzi) Sparks, stepfather, Cecil Sparks; and sister, Judy Foglio.
Biby Belyey Funeral Home, 8665 California Ave., South Gate, was in charge of arrangements.

PLANO, Texas - Mary R. Burgher, 84, died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at the Heritage Park Nursing Home in Plano.
Memorial service will be held next week. Complete obituary information will be released shortly by the Fleming Funeral Home Inc., a Family Care Group affiliate, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, which is in charge of arrangements.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Russell Denton, 78, died Monday, May 25, 1998, at St. Anthony's Hospital.
Born in Akron, he lived in North Kingsville until 1972, when he moved to Florida.
Mr. Denton was a mayor in North Kingsville. An owner and operator of a nursery, he was a member of the Presbyterian church. He was a Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite, Lodge Council Chapter Consistory, Valley of Coudersport, Pa. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Helen, of 57 years; a son, John of St. Petersburg; three daughters, Sharon Turja of Orlando, Joan Edgren of Lutz, Fla., and Mary Lehmkuhl of St. Petersburg; and seven grandchildren.
Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel of St. Petersburg, was in charge of arrangements.

MESA, Ariz. - Richard Lee Duncan, 72, died Thursday, May 14, 1998, in Mesa.
He was born June 29, 1925, in East Springfield, Pa., the son of Lee and Elva Duncan.
Mr. Duncan was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. Before moving to Mesa, he lived in the Conneaut area and worked at White Consolidated and Emco Wheaton.
At his retirement, he was a machinist for Motorola Inc.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita; two daughters, Diana Baldwin and Cindi Duncan; two sons, Richard of Virginia and David of Scottsdale, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn Kohlman of Conneaut.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Scotty Duncan.
Funeral was May 18, 1998, at Mesa City Cemetery, with Dr. William O. Smith officiating.

ASHTABULA - James Forthman, 62, died Thursday, July 2, 1998, at Ashtabula County Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete, and will be announced by the Ross-Billman Funeral Home, a Family Care Group affiliate, 526 Prospect Road.

MYERSTOWN, Pa. - Harold F. Lebo, 82, formerly of West Carpenter Avenue died Friday, July 3, 1998, at the E.C.C. Retirement Village, Myerstown.
Born Dec. 6, 1915, in Valley View, Pa., he was the son of Allen and Grace (Klauser) Lebo.
A 1934 graduate of Myerstown High School, Mr. Lebo retired in 1985, from Simon S. Kettering, Lebanon, Pa., where he worked 30 years. Before, he worked 10 years for Thermal Sash, Lebanon, Pa.
He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church, Myerstown, Pa.
Survivors include his Ruth A. (Iceman) Lebo whom he was married for 64 years; three daughters, Carolyn Emerich of Lebanon, Virginia Hartman of Conneaut, and Sharon Sanders of Myerstown, Pa.; a son, Michael of Cornwall, Pa., 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Sara Arnold of Myerstown, Pa.; and a brother, Alvin Lebo of Lebanon, Pa.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Edward A.; a brother Reuben; and a sister, Helen Hollich.
Service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at the E.C.C. Retirement Village Chapel, Myerstown. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Calling hours are 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the E.C.C. Retirement Village, 7 West Park Ave., Myerstown, Pa. 17067.

MADISON - Jeannette M. (Hommes) Eland, 44, died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at her home.
She was born June 6, 1954, in Conneaut, the daughter of Daniel L. and JoAnne Hommes. A 22-year resident of Madison, she also resided in Sheffield Township.
For the past 15 years, Mrs. Eland had been secretary at the Parker Plumbing and Heating Co. in Madison. She also was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and VFW Ladies Auxiliary 8548, both in Madison.
She attended St. Mary's School in Conneaut, and was a 1973 graduate of Edgewood High School.
Survivors include her husband, George P.; a son, Steven M. Eland of Madison; her parents of Kingsville Township; four sisters, Linda Stillman, Karen Rose and Jacqueline A. Peoples, all of Ashtabula and Joan Hatch of Conneaut; three brothers, Matthew L. and Mark A. Hommes, both of Ashtabula and Michael A. Hommes of Kingsville; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel A. Hommes.
Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Church, 286 Hubbard Road, Madison, with the Rev. Luigi Miola officiating.
Calling hours are Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Potti Funeral Home, 2726 Hubbard Road.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gilda's Club, 842 Center St., Ashtabula.

CLARIDON TOWNSHIP - Jack Richard Conroy, 75, died Thursday, June 30, 1998, at his home.
Born June 5, 1923, in Boardman, he was the son of James and Lottie (Kyle) Conroy. He was an area resident since 1976.
Mr. Conroy retired in 1982, as a truck driver for Motor Freight Express after 17 years of service. Before that, he drove for Suwak Trucking, Washington, Pa.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.
He was a member and past president of Tri-County Coin Club, Chardon Eagles #2216, a life-time member of VFW Post #9295, Mentor, and a 30-year member of the Soaring Society of America and the Cleveland Soaring Society.
Survivors include a brother, Robert J. of Mayfield Heights, two nephews; and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Service time is 11 a.m. Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Chapel, Youngstown. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Youngstown.
A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. July 18 at the Ritondaro Funeral Home, 126 South St., Chardon.
Calling hours are at the chapel the time of service.

ASHTABULA - James "Boxcar" Forthman, 62, of Runkle Avenue died Thursday July 2, 1998, at the Ashtabula County Medical Center.
Born June 8, 1936, in Ashtabula, he was the son of Ernest and Mary (Honkkenen) Forthman.
Mr. Forthman was an independent painting contractor and also owned the Boxcar Place on Main Avenue, Ashtabula.
He served in the U.S. Navy in the 1950s.
His hobbies included his friends, gardening and reading.
Curvivors include his wife, Mary Ann (Ruzic) whom he married Nov. 2, 1973; two sons, James of Arvada, Colo. and Michael of Ashtabula; three daughters, Cynthia Forthman of Denver, Colo., and Rebecca and Julia Forthman, both of Ashtabula; three grandchildren and a sister, Ann Carder of Avon, N.Y.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and Richard.
Service is 11 a.m. Monday at the Ross-Billman Funeral Home, a Family Care Group affiliate, 526 Prospect Road, Ashtabula.
Calling hours are 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to his family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

HARTSGROVE TOWNSHIP - Marie H. Novak, 71, of Hartsgrove Township died July 2, 1998, at the Cleveland Clinic.
Born Dec. 9, 1926, she was the daughter of George and Marie (Petrozich) Pojar.
Ms. Novak was owner-operator of Marie's House of Hair Fashion on the circle in Hartsgrove since 1954.
Her lifetime passion was hair styling and had won many competitions throughout her career. She was also a member of the American Hairdressers Association, Hartsgrove Volunteer Fire Department Auxillary, former Hartsgrove 4-H leader, member of the Rome-Hartsgrove PTA.
Ms. Novak enjoyed hair styles competitions, bowling, golfing, playing pinochle and bingo.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandy Eging of Geneva; a brother, Wilbur Poyer; and Stan Novak both of Hartsgrove.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers Bill and George Poyer.
Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Paine Funeral Home, 140 E. Main St., Orwell.
Burial will be in the Hartsgrove Center Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Paine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JEFFERSON - Kala Marie Giffin-Kathcart of Jackson Street was stillborn Thursday, July 2, 1998, at the Ashtabula County Medical Center.
Survivors include her parents, Jeremiah Kathcart and Brandy Giffin, both of Jefferson; maternal grandparents, Karen and Robert Chah of Jefferson and Kevin Giffin of Henderson, Nev.; paternal grandparents, Andrea and Terry Kathcart of Jefferson Township; great-grandparents, Marilyn Dascoli of Laughlin, Nev., Robert Benedict of Ashtabula, Bessie Kathcart of Jefferson, Donald Chah of Jefferson and Harold Rachenski of Chesterland; and a great, great-grandmother, June Dascoli of Victorville, Calif.
Funeral Services are incomplete and will be announced by the Ross-Billman Funeral Home, a Family Care Group affiliate, 526 Prospect Road, Ashtabula.

AKRON - Ruth A. Riser, 72, of South Hawkins Ave. died Thursday, July 2, 1998, at Akron City Hospital.
Born July 22, 1925, in Ashtabula, she was the daughter of George F. and Harriet L. (Winters) Riser.
A 1943 graduate of Ashtabula High School, Mrs. Riser was an acrobatic tap dancer in her teens.
Her hobbies included dancing, music and reading.
Survivors include two brothers, George J. Riser of Lyndhurst and Robert R. Riser of New Town Square, Pa.; and a half brother, Paul A. Taylor of Akron.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Clara Mae Ritter.
Service is 1 p.m. Tuesday at Edgewood Cemetery, with the Rev. Stephen Long of the First Presbyterian Church officiating.
The Ross-Billman Funeral Home, a Family Care Group affiliate, 526 Prospect Road, Ashtabula, is handling the arrangements.

ROAMING SHORES - Jason P. Scribben, 17, of Roaming Shores, died Saturday, July 4, 1998.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced Monday by Paine Funeral Home, 140 E. Main St., Orwell.

CONNEAUT - Lyle A. Stine, 70, of Biscoff Avenue, died Friday, July 3, 1998, in University Hospitals in Cleveland.
Born Sept. 12, 1927, in Conneaut, he was the son of the late Cleon an Emmma (Bateman) Stine.
Mr. Stine resided in Palmdale, California for thirty years prior to moving back to Conneaut eleven year ago. While in California, he was employed by the Lockheed-Martin Corporation, where he worked as an airplane mechanic.
A veteran of W.W. II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Survivors include his wife, Kim Stine; two daughters, Lori Schmidt and Sandy Storm; two sons, Timothy and Ronald, all of Palmdale, Calif.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Marcia Griswold; and a brother, Wilson Stine, both of Conneaut.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Inez Oehlenschalaeger; and two brothers, Thomas Jenkins and Charles Stine.
Service is 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Thompson-Smith Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, with the Rev. Duc Kang, pastor of the Ashtabula Korean Church, officiation. Burial is in Glenwood Cemetery.
Calling hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

JEFFERSON - Kayla Marie Giffin-Cathcart of Jackson Street was stillborn Thursday, July 2, 1998, at the Ashtabula County Medical Center.
Survivors include her parents, Jeremiah Cathcart and Brandy Giffin, both of Jefferson; maternal grandparents, Karen and Robert Chah of Jefferson and Kevin Giffin of Henderson, Nev.; paternal grandparents, Andrea and Terry Cathcart of Jefferson Township; great-grandparents, Marilyn Dascoli of Laughlin, Nev., Robert Benedict of Ashtabula, Bessie Cathcart of Jefferson, Donald Chah of Jefferson and Harold Rachenski of Chesterland; and a great, great-grandmother, June Dascoli of Victorville, Calif.
Funeral Services are incomplete and will be announced by the Ross-Billman Funeral Home, a Family Care Group affiliate, 526 Prospect Road, Ashtabula.

PAINESVILLE - Lillian Willhoite, 89, died July 3, 1998, at the Lake Med Rehab Nursing Facility in Painesville.
Mrs. Willhoite was born Dec. 7, 1908, in Perry where she lived her entire life.
She worked at the I.R.C. Fibers Corp. located in Painesville Township, in the company's beaming department. She was an avid bingo player, attended the Perry Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening.
Mrs. Willhoite is survived by two sons; Arthur Nolan of Phoenix and Robert Nolan of California; four daughters, Kathy Platt of Bradenton, Fla., Pamela Williams of Painesville, Karen Wallace of Anchorage, Alaska and Carol Brokaw of California; one step daughter, Marilyn Droese of Conneaut; a cousin, numerous grand children and several great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three husbands; Arthur Nolan, George Prindle and Orville Willhoite; a son, Richard Prindle and a daughter, Patty Martell.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Perry Cemetery, Middle Ridge Road and Center Street in Perry Township, with the Rev. Robert E. Henderson of the First Baptist Church in Perry officiating.
No calling hours will be observed.
Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

CONNEAUT - Henry C. Benson, 92, of Whitney Road, died Friday July 3, 1998, at this home.
Mr. Benson was born Aug. 27. 1905, in Conneaut, a son of the late Clyde H. and Lilla (Eldridge) Benson and lived his entire live in Conneaut.
He was employed for 44 years at the former Nickel Plate Railroad as a machinist. He was a supervisor for the last 22 years of his career until his retirement in 1969.
Mr. Benson was a member of the Lakeview United Methodist Church, and was a 50 year member of Evergreen Lodge F & AM 22. He was also a member and past patron of Rose Star Order of Eastern Star #222.
Mr. Benson was active in his community serving on the Conneaut City Schools Board of Education and Conneaut City Council. He had a lifelong love of flowers and trees which was evident in his gardens.
He is survived by his wife, the former E. Marie Bennett, to whom he had been married for 72 years; four daughters, Mary Lou Swain of Hilton Head, S.C., Laura Kennedy of Madison, Susan Pfeifer of Bucyrus; two sons, Robert H. Benson of Conneaut and Larry Benson of Boulder, Colo.; 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and a sister Luella English of Conneaut.
Mr. Benson was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mildred Benson and Thelma Sincowich; three brothers, Robert, Walter and Clyde R. Benson.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Thompson-Smith Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut, with the Rev. James Jensen, pastor of the Lakeview United Methodist Church officiating. Internment will follow in Greenlawn Memory Gardens

MADISON - Charles J. Kohankie, died Saturday, July 4, 1998, at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby.
Born June 24, 1906, in Painesville, he was the son ot Julius and Jane (Conner) Kohankie. He was a Madison for 34 years.
Mr. Kohankie retired in 1974 from his own business, Charles J. Kohankie Nursery Co.
He had been a member and past president of both the Lake County Nurseryman's Association and Ohio Nurserman's Association. He had served on the board of trustees of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Cleveland. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Madison, the Knights of Columbus in Painesville, Madison Country Club, Lake County Soil Conservation and had served on the board of directors of Lake County National Bank.
He had been a consultant for American Gardens Eastern Corporation. He graduated from Painesville High School in 1924 and Ohio State University School of Horticulture in 1928.
Survivors include four daughters, Ann M. Kobankie of Lyndhurst, Jane Dalsaso of Grand Rapids, Mich., Maryhelen Dumon of Travers City, Mich. and Clair Alexander of Bloomington, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years Helen M. Kohankie; two sisters, Elizabeth Newton and Jane Havel; a brother Phillip; and a grandson, John Dalsaso.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Immaculate Conception Church, 2846 Hubbard Road, with the Rev.Luigi Miola. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Painesville.
Calling hours are six to nine p.m. Monday at the Potti Funeral Home, 2726 Hubbard Road.

ASHTABULA - Betty J. Duty, 83, of Lake Road West died Friday, July, 3, 1998, at the Ashtabula County Medical Center.
Born July 5, 1914, in St. Albans, W. Va., the daughter of Samuel and Helen (McCormick) Moore.
Mrs. Duty worked along with her husband at the Midway drive-in theatre in North Kingsville.
She enjoyed reading.
Survivors include her husband, Durward whom she married July 21, 1933; a son David of Ashtabula; four grandchildren, Michelle and Troy Duty, Karen Disano and Sharron McKinsey; and nine great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James, her twin sister, Helen Thompson, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James McCormick who raised her.
Service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ross-Billman Funeral Home, a Family Care Group affiliate, 526 Prospect Road, Ashtabula, with the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton of the Messiah Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Saybrook Township.
Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

MENTOR - George M. Hrenko, 77, died Saturday, July 4, 1998, at Lake Hospital Systems, Painesville.
Born March 22, 1921, in Cleveland, he was a resident of Mentor for 45 years.
Mr. Hrenko retired as an assembler for Cleveland Crane & Engineering, Wickliff.
He was an avid fisherman and gardener.
Survivors include his wife, Doris M. (Hamula); two daughters, Jeanne Hrenk of Mentor and Sherril Quick of South Euclid; two sons, George J. of Geneva-on-the-Lake and Robert M. of Aurora, Colo.; seven grandchildren; one brother; and two sisters.
Service is 10:30 a.m. at All Souls Cemetery, Route 6, Chardon.
Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Brunner Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 8466 Mentor Ave.

ASHTABULA - Paul Rinas, 40, died Thursday, July 2, 1998, in Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa. He had been an Ashtabula area resident most of his life.
Mr. Rinas was an assistant at the Potti Lakeside Funeral Home.
He was a member of the Y.M.C.A. Bicycling Club and the Great Lakes Cichlid Society Aquarium Fish Club.
He enjoyed bicycling, metal detecting, hunting and computers.
Survivors include his parents, Herbert and Marita (Kallio) Rinas of Ashtabula; his sister, Lisa Lewis; a nephew, J.D; a niece, Niki, all of Ashtabula; and his maternal grandmother, Aune Kallio of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Urpo Kallio; and paternal grandparents, Rudolph and Ida Rinas.
Service is 11 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 1998, at Potti Lakeside Funeral Home, 1329 Lake Ave., with Pastor Chester Hitchcock of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Madison, officiating. Burial will follow in Edgewood Cemetery.
Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Foundation.

LAKE CITY, Pa. - Robert G. Wiley, 75, died Friday, July 3, 1998, at the Fairview Manor, Fairview, Pa.
Born May 15, 1923, in Edinboro, Pa., he was the son of Andrew and Helen (Warden) Wiley.
Mr. Wiley retired as a machinist at Copes Vulcan in Lake City after 15 years of service.
He enjoyed camping, site seeing and traveling.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Winifred (Taylor); a son, Gordon of Fairview, Pa.; a daughter, Rebecca Porter of East Springfield, Pa.; a sister, Myrna Wiley and a brother, Lloyd, both of Cambridge Springs, Pa.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Burge.
Serice is 11 a.m. Monday at the Springfield Cemetery, Route 215, East Springfield, Pa.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home, 11883 Main Street, East Springfield, Pa.


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