Lawrence G. Moneypenny
SUFFIELD - Lawrence G. Moneypenny, 71, died Friday, June 8, 2001.
He was the son of William and Veronica Moneypenny.
Mr. Moneypenny was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Randolph, the American Legion Post 281 and the Akron Federation of Musicians.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte, to whom he was married for 51 years; sons, Lawrence (Susan), David of Atlanta, Douglas and Matthew (Angie); daughters, Cathy (Joe) Cotton, Mary (James) Allen, Joan (John) Moran of Indiana and Claudia (Dan) Smith; 24 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, William (Polly), Edward (Ruth) and Tom (Gloria); and sisters, Beatrice Moneypenny, Francis (Bill) Spence, Mary (Joe) Gaffney and Betty (Bob) Oettinger. A daughter, Theresa; brothers, John, Art and Leo; and sister, Rita Schweitzer; died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hopkins-Lawver Funeral Home in Mogadore. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Randolph. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Randolph, where military rites will be conducted.
Larry Wayne Paxton
Larry Wayne Paxton, 56, of Ravenna, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at his home.
Born Sept. 9, 1944, in Ravenswood, W.Va., he was the son of Carl and Leah (Rowley) Paxton. He moved to Ravenna 35 years ago.
Mr. Paxton was a machinist with Gougler Industries in Kent for 34 years.
He attended Bethel Baptist Church in Ravenna.
Survivors include his wife, Mary J. (Turner), to whom he was married 34 years; daughters, Lisa Patterson and Tricia Reed, both of Garrettsville; two grandchildren; mother, Leah of Ravenswood, W.Va.; and brothers, William (Gayle) of Stow and Keith of Ravenswood.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. William Turner officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna.
Pauline R. (Shriver) Beard
Former Portage County resident Pauline R. (Shriver) Beard, 83, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville after a sudden illness.
Born Sept. 17, 1917, in Kinchello, W. Va., she was the daughter of Dorsey and Hattie (Gohnair) Batton. She had lived in the Ravenna, Garrettsville, Windham and Newton Falls areas for many years before moving to Sullivan in 1998.
Mrs. Beard was a licensed practical nurse for many years in the Cleveland area and worked at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna from 1948 to 1959 as a nurses aide.
She enjoyed crafts, crocheting and reading the Bible. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church in Wellington, Ohio as well as a former member of Bethel Baptist Church in Ravenna.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth N. Beard, whom she married May 30, 1998; sons, Thomas H. (Dina) Shriver of Mentor and Terry L. (JoAnne) Beard of Cincinnati; daughters, Dora (Clifford) Ball of Warren, Barbara (Larry) Love of Newburyport, Mass., Cynditha (Al) Shawchak of Ashland and Joni (Dave) Williams of West Salem; 26 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and brothers, Wade Batton of Streetsboro and Paul Batton of Seattle. Her first husband, Frank Shriver, died in 1994. A brother, Denzel Batton; and sister, Reva McClung, also died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Green's Funeral Home in Mantua, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Billy Joe White, the Rev. Richard Skiver and Michael Porter officiating. Burial will be in Palmyra West Cemetery.
John Donald "Jack" Heimel
RANDOLPH - John Donald "Jack" Heimel, 79, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at his home.
Born April 20, 1922, in Portland, Oregon, he was the son of Donald B. and Helen (Mosier) Heimel. He grew up in Olympia, Wash.
Mr. Heimel joined the National Guard before he was 18 and then joined the U.S. Army. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the U.S. Air Force until his retirement as a lieutenant colonel after 30 years of service, including in World War II and Vietnam. Following his retirement, he went into business for himself.
Mr. Heimel was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Randolph. He was a member of Catholic War Veterans, the Ravenna Elks Club and a volunteer at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna for 10 years.
He was an avid golfer and took up downhill skiing at the age of 57. He enjoyed fishing, boating, playing bridge and taking care of his orchard.
He earned a master's degree in business administration from George Washington University.
Survivors include his wife, Anita (Buergler) Hayes Heimel; sons, Michael (Lorene) of Colorado, John (Cindy) of California and Jeffrey (Penny) of North Canton; daughters, Cynthia (Neal) Broida of Akron, Denise (Gary) Fink of England and Laura (Joe) Tracy of Maryland; step-daughters, Beth (Tim) Moon of Randolph, Becky (Bob) Berger of Kent and Holly Hayes of Bainbridge; 20 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. His first wife, Jacqueline, died in 1974. A sister, Donna Miles, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Randolph. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Randolph.
Memorials may be made to the Haven of Rest Rescue Mission or the Salvation Army.
Joseph Smerick, 75, of Silver Oaks, Kent, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born April 8, 1926, in Old Forge, Pa., he was the son of George and Anna (Andrunik) Smerick.
Mr. Smerick was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Kent and the American Legion in Atlas, Pa. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Mary (Scully), to whom he was married 52 years; sons, Joseph Jr. (Christine) of Copley and Michael (Linda) of Lakewood; daughter, Suzanne (David) Murphy-Swanson of Kent; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A brother, George Jr., died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 tonight at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Church in Kent, with the Rev. Tom Kraszewski officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.
Memorials may be made to the Portage County Kidney Center, 401 Devon Place, Suite 100, Kent, 44240.
Jacqueline "Jackie" Evanoff
Jacqueline "Jackie" Evanoff, 69, of Casa Grande, Ariz., died May 21, 2001, following a lengthy illness.
Born in Akron, she was a 1949 graduate of Ravenna Township High School.
Mrs. Evanoff was a homemaker.
She enjoyed swimming, dancing and music.
She is survived by a son, Don Evanoff Jr. of Duncan, Ariz.; a daughter, Kim E. Seigler of Casa Grande; a grandson; her mother, Geraldine Linton of Lakeland, Fla.; and a brother, Jim of Lakeland, Fla. Her husband, Don Evanoff Sr., died in 1999.
A memorial service will be planned. Cremation has taken place.
Francis "Frank" M. Kralik
Former Windham resident Francis "Frank" M. Kralik, 79, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, in Uniontown, Pa. at the home of his daughter, where he resided.
Born May 29, 1922 in Rossiter, Idaho, he was the son of Martin and Anna (Timko) Kralik. He had lived in Windham for a short time before moving to Pennsylvania.
Mr. Kralik was a meat cutter at United Foods.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Windham.
Survivors include sons, Frank M. (Marie) of Goose Creek, S.C. and Joseph of Kentucky; daughters, Linda Ann Reiger of Las Vegas and Joan (Larry) Clay of Uniontown, Pa.; seven grandchildren; brothers, Carl of Cleveland and Albert of Ravenna; and sister, Mary Sterpka of Windham. His wife, Frances M., and three sisters died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 tonight at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville, where services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. James Lang officiating. Burial will be in Windham Township Cemetery.
William R. Braun
WINDHAM - William R. Braun, 59, died Friday, June 1, 2001, at his daughter's home following a long illness.
Born Feb. 22, 1942, in Youngstown, he was the son of Lester and Helen (Davin) Braun. He had lived in Columbus for 18 years.
Mr. Braun was a carpenter for Kitchen Fronts of Columbus.
A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member and past officer of American Legion Post No. 674 of Windham.
He was a gifted musician and played many string instruments. He was a leather craftsman and enjoyed woodworking, fishing and gourmet cooking. He liked to travel and enjoyed Caribbean cruises.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn (Hertzog), whom he married Nov. 30, 1980; son, Thomas (Polly) Justham of Windham; daughters, Deborah (Phil) Snyder and Barbara Sterpka, both of Windham; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and sister, Jean Faraglia of Youngstown. A son, Billy; brother, Lester Jr.; and sister, Mary Lou DeGaten, died previously.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville, officiated by the Rev. Matt Darrin.
Vickie Lynn Johnson
Vickie Lynn Johnson, 45, of Ravenna, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Akron City Hospital from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident Saturday on Interstate-76.
Born April 16, 1956 in Columbus, she was the daughter of Glen O. and Betty Jean (Lankford) Johnson. She had lived in Washington Court House, Ohio before moving to Ravenna 20 years ago.
Survivors include her sons, Buddy (Sara) Johnson of Uniontown and Harold Douglas (Kari) Ford III of Wayland; daughter, Nichole (Robert) Durr of Youngstown; six grandchildren; father and stepmother, Glen O. and Penny Johnson of Washington Court House; mother, Betty Jean Johnson of Burnsville, N.C.; brother, Randy Gene of Canton, Mich.; sister, Elizabeth Swenson of Ypsilanti, Mich.; and former husband, Harold Douglas Ford Jr. of Wayland. A brother, Glen E. Johnson, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Private services will be held for the family officiated by the Rev. Jason Snyder and the Rev. Robert Ruiz. Burial will be in Charlestown Cemetery.
Walter R. Hyde
MANTUA Walter R. Hyde, 77, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at University Hospitals of Cleveland following a progressive illness.
Born Aug. 29, 1923, in Dalton, Ga., he was the son of Virgil and Lillian (Leadforth) Hyde.
Mr. Hyde was a metal finisher for 36 years at Ford Motor Company in Walton Hills.
He was a member of the United Auto Workers 420 in Bedford.
Survivors include his wife, Jean L (Rickard) Hyde, whom he married Sept., 23, 1970; son, James Hyde of Georgia; stepson, Merrill Winfield of Girard; daughter, Betty (Doug) Mullens of Cleveland; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His son, "Dutchie" Hyde, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Shalersville. Burial will in Drakesburg Cemetery in Freedom Township.
Kathryn Louise Rochowiak
Kathryn Louise Rochowiak, 77, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, in Sarasota, Fla.
Born Feb. 21, 1924, she was the daughter of Ofa Warner and Audetta Warner Manes.
Mrs. Rochowiak had worked for Oak Rubber. She moved to Florida from Ravenna in 1983.
Survivors include daughters, Sandy Smith of Ravenna, Nikki Craft of Clyde, N.C., and Sheree (Rich) Miller of Hamden, Conn.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Her brothers, Chet and Richard; and sister, Irene Baker died previously.
There will be no calling hours.
Calling hours for former Ravenna resident Jackie Lapadula, 38, of East Stroudsburg, Pa., who died Monday, May 28, 2001, will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.
James R. Williams, 87
James R. Williams, 87, of Parkman, died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at Blossom Hill Nursing Home in Huntsburg.
Born Oct. 4, 1913, in Cedarville, W. Va., he was the son of Rufus Clyde and Allie (Virginia (Moyors) Williams. He had lived in Parkman since 1965.
Mr. Williams was an industrial engineer and had worked for Johnson Rubber Co. for 15 years. He also worked at B.F. Goodrich in Pennsylvania and worked in Findlay.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He was a member of Parkman Congregational Church, Joppa Lodge No. 517 F & AM in Akron, Jerusalem Commandery No. 15 in Phoenixville, Pa., former Shriner in Baltimore, Md., member of Yusif Khan Grotto of Portage County, Crescent Chapter OES No. 7 of Garrettsville, member of the Royal Arch Masons, the American Legion for more than 50 years, Parkman 55 Plus Club, Parkman Historical Society, Geauga County Historical Society and Parkman Community Affairs.
Mr. Williams received the Geauga County Senior Citizen of the Year Award in 1993. He served as chairman of the Township Appeals Board and was a trustee of Parkman Congregational Church. He was an avid golfer.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia "Peggy" (Tucker) Warner, whom he married May 29, 1976; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Russell Golden Rule Funeral Service in Middlefield. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Parkman Congregational Church. Burial will be in Overlook Cemetery in Parkman.
Memorials can be made to the church's building fund, P.O. Box 655, Parkman, 44080.
Samuel Snyder, 97
RANDOLPH - Samuel Snyder, 97, died Saturday, May 19, 2001.
Born Oct. 15, 1903, in Springfield Township, he was the son of Ervin and Elizabeth Snyder. He had lived in Randolph since 1944.
Mr. Snyder was a dairy farmer for nearly 50 years.
Survivors include his caregivers, Ray and Flora Ebie. His brother, Charles F., died in 1974.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 547 Canton Road in Akron. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. G. Rod Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Randolph Fire and E.M.S.
John E. Rebic, 92
EDINBURG - John E. Rebic, 92, died today at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Shorts Funeral Home Ravenna Chapel.
Jonnie Wade McCarthy
Jonnie Wade McCarthy, 85, of Bedford Heights, died Friday, May 18, 2001, at her home after a long illness.
Born Oct. 17, 1915, in Scotland, Ark., she was the daughter of John Wade and Eva (Massey) Hiland. She moved to Bedford in 1950.
Mrs. McCarthy was an inspector for General Motors Corp. in Brookpark until her retirement in 1972.
She was a member of the United Auto Workers Local No. 1004 and was the recording secretary for the Retirees Chapter for 10 years.
Survivors include daughters, Joan "Joy" Shumate and Mary Jane Lofton, both of Middlefield; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and caregivers, Betty Stanley and Betty Brewer, with whom she made her home. Her first husband, Ewell Dunsworth, and second husband, Joseph McCarthy, died previously. A brother, Arthur Hiland, and sisters, Bertie Gardner and Lu Hall, also died previously.
There will be no local services. Visitation will be held one hour prior to funeral services Wednesday at Scotland Baptist Church in Scotland, Ark. Burial will be in Foster Cemetery in Scotland, Ark.
Local arrangements are being handled by Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville. Arrangements in Arkansas are being handled by Harris Funeral Home in Morrilton.
Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or Scotland Baptist Church.