Dr. Myron Owen, 87
Dr. Myron S. Owen of Ravenna touched many lives during his many years as a general practitioner in the Portage area.
Dr. Owen, 87, who died Tuesday, June 16, 1998 following a declining period of health, will be remembered for his role in helping establish a strong medical community during the area's period of growth in the 1940s and 1950s.
Born May 30, 1911 in Cleveland, he was the son of Homer and Josephine (Bishhop) Owen. Reared in the Portage area, he was a graduate of Paris Township School and Hiram College and earned his medical degree from Western Reserve Medical School in Cleveland. After interning in the Youngstown area, he returned to Portage County, where he established his medical practice.
"He was well respected in the medical community. He served his patients well," said Dr. Edward Webb, a colleague.
After retiring from his private practice, he worked at the Kent State University Health Center.
He was a member of the Edinburg United Church, where he sang in the choir and participated in the Second Mile class. He enjoyed music and gardening.
Survivors include his sons, Myron S. "Mickey" Jr. (Joan) of Ravenna and William Patrick (Kaelee) of Augusta Ga.; daughters, Josephine of Ravenna and Mary (Chris) Wieclaw of Canfield; four grandchildren; and brother, William B. of Bradenton, Fla. His wife, Grace (Patrick) Owen, died in 1990.
Private services will be held for the family. Arrangements were made by Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Rootstown Local School System Library or Edinburg United Church.
Arthur S. Everhart
GARRETTSVILLE - Arthur S. Everhart, 78, died Sunday, June 14, 1998, at Cleveland Metro Hospital after being transported by Lifeflight following a car accident at S.R. 534 and Nelson-Mosier Road in Trumbull County.
His wife, the Rev. Esta Everhart, remains in stable condition at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born August 6, 1919 in Three Springs, Pa., he was the son of Arthur and Dell (Burkey) Everhart.
Mr. Everhart was employed in the finishing department at Republic Steel Co. in Warren for 32 years until he retired in 1972.
He was a member of New Hope Free Methodist Church, where he was an usher.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
In addition to Rev. Everhart, whom he married June 16, 1938, survivors include his sons, Nelson of Leavittsburg and Sheldon F. of Hartville; daughter, Wendy Sue Pena of Charlotte, N.C.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Rachel Hagans of Windham. His sister, Winifred Winters, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, with Rev. Jim Grimes officiating. Burial will be in Windham Township Cemetery.
Dolores L. Gorny
HIRAM - Dolores L. Gorny, 68, died Tuesday, June 16, 1998, at University Hospitals in Cleveland following a brief illness.
Services are being arranged by Green's Funeral Home in Mantua.
Ruth "Jody" Nelson, 64, of Ravenna, died Saturday, June 13, 1998, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 28, 1934 in Clarksburg, W.Va.
Mrs. Nelson worked as a bar maid for the Aces and Eights Lounge and New Milford Cafe.
Survivors include her sons, William (Rhonda) Calhoun and Johnny (Vicki) Nelson Jr., both of Ravenna; daughters, Judy Calhoun of Ravenna, Donna (Tom) Nelson of Garrettsville and Cora (Ron) Burner of Medina; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; father and stepmother, Elvin and Jean Devericks of Massillon; brothers, Don Devericks of Indiana, Gary Devericks of Massillon; and sister, Lillian Devericks of Massillon.
Cremation has taken place. The Cremation Society of Ohio handled the arrangements.
A memorial service will be held for Verda (Douthitt) Hutchison, 94, at 2 p.m. June 20 at the Ravenna Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1011 W. Main St.
Mrs. Hutchison died in October in Fayetteville, Ark. Interment was delayed until this month, when her family will gather for its 105th reunion.
Born in Atwater, she lived most of her life in Ravenna.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Okey; son, Wayne of Fayetteville, Ark.; daughter, Carla Kuesters of Rock Island, Ill.; sisters, Pauline Evans of Ravenna and Ruth Harris of Streetsboro; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. One grandchild died in 1989.
Memorials may be made to the Ravenna Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Kenneth G. Greek
Kenneth G. Greek, 73, of Ravenna, died Saturday, June 13, 1998, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna. He had been ill with cancer.
Born June 3, 1925 in Alliance, he was the son of Clarence Earl and Louella (Hawkins) Greek. He was a Ravenna resident for 18 years.
Mr. Greek was a driver for Acme Delivery until he retired in 1985.
Survivors include his sons, Tony Alessi of Garrettsville and Carl Alessi of Ravenna; and one grandchild. His wife, Christine V. (Passalacqua) Alessi, whom he married Dec. 26, 1963, died Jan. 11, 1995.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Michael Adkins officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery in Garrettsville.
William "Buck" Hinkle, 80, of 3898 N. Park Extension, Warren, died Saturday, June 13, 1998, at St. Joseph Health Center Eastland in Warren after a brief illness.
Born July 11, 1917 in Richwood, W. Va., he was the son of Samuel and Margaret (Williams) Hinkle. He had been an area resident since 1973.
Mr. Hinkle retired from Copperweld Steel Corp., where he worked as an inspector for 29 years.
He also was a retired pastor who ministered at Yale Baptist Church in Deerfield. He did evangelical work in his early years.
He was a member of the Leavittsburg Baptist Church, where he served as deacon. He enjoyed camping, reading the Bible and church.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Beulah (Green), whom he married June 20, 1951; sons, Rick of Newton Falls, Dan of Champion and Tim of Southington; daughters, Jane Reid of Kent and Mrs. Gerald (Kathy) Rattai of Kent; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Betty Given of Richwood. Four brothers and three sisters died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 N. Park Ave., Warren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Leavittsburg Baptist Church, where the body will lie in state from 10 a.m. until services. Burial will be in Meadow Brook Memorial Park in Champion.
Memorials may be made to the Leavittsburg Baptist Church.
SUFFIELD - Camella M. Eyre, 91, died Thursday, June 11, 1998.
Born in West Union, W. Va., she was the daughter of David and Grace Smith. She had lived in the Suffield area for most of her life.
She was a member of the Suffield United Church of Christ, the Suffield Garden Club, Grange and the Republican Club.
Survivors include her son, Joseph (Patricia) of Cuyahoga Falls; eleven grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren. Her son Calvin, daughter Alice Adams, brothers, Martin and William J. Smith and sisters, Dessel Fender and Mary Winifred Smith, all died previously.
Calling hours will be from 7-9 p.m. tonight at the Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home in Mogadore and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. Saturday services at the Suffield United Church of Christ, 1115 S.R. 43, with Pastor Earl F. Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Peace Cemetery in Hartville.
Memorials may be made to the Suffield United Church of Christ.
CHARLESTOWN - Agnes Paugh, 86, died Thursday, June 11, 1998 at her home.
Born June 12, 1911 in Davis W. Va., she had lived in Cleveland before moving to Charlestown 25 years ago.
Mrs. Paugh was a cook for Shaw High School in E. Cleveland until she retired after 22 years.
She also was a volunteer at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Survivors include her sons, James H. (Evelyn) of Mentor and Richard E. (Nina) of Frankfort, N.Y.; daughters, Mrs. John (Dorcas) Moviel of Sebring, Fla. and Mrs. Fred (Shirley) Jayne of Springfield; sixteen grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Henry W., died October 15, 1982. Her grandson, James Jayne, also died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2-4 p.m.. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Bedford Heights.
Memorials may be made to the Portage County Hospice.
WINDHAM - Jeanette Rosier, 59, died Thursday, June 11, 1998 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna following a long illness.
Born February 7, 1939 in Somerset, Pa., she was the daughter of James and Bernice (Lear) Pugh. Formerly of Pennsylvania, she had lived in the area for 27 years.
Mrs. Rosier was an inspector for EverReady in Garrettsville until she retired in 1996 after 27 years.
She attended the First United Methodist Church of Ravenna and enjoyed gardening, crafts, baking and spending time with her family.
Survivors include her sons, Gerald "Buck" Miller and Jack Miller, both of Nelson; daughters, Brenda Samples of Nelson, Lisa Cook and Tracey Finney, both of Windham, Nancy Salas of Ravenna, and Judith "Judy" Smith of Garrettsville; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandchild; mother, Bernice (Lear) Pugh of Somerset, Pa.; brothers, James of Listie, Pa., and Donald Sr., William, Wayne and Roger Sr., all of Somerset, Pa.; and sisters, Connie Hileman of Somerset, Pa. and Linda Manges of Hooverville, Pa. Her father, James and brother, LaVan, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Thomas Poremba officiating. Burial will be in Windham Township Cemetery.
Joseph S. Porcase, 80, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., died Tuesday, June 9, 1998.
Born in Jamestown, N.Y., he lived in Ravenna before he moved to Florida in 1978.
Mr. Porcase was a retired tire builder for Firestone Tire and Rubber in Akron, an Army veteran of World War II and an avid bowler.
Survivors include his wife, Edith; sons, Daniel of Ravenna and Paul of Newton Falls; daughters, Candace Wyers of Ravenna and Jo-Ann Sabathe of Covington, La.; sisters, Ida Baker of Vero Beach, Fla., Marinina Thomas of Lombard, Ill., and Dolores Jarboe of Mansfield; brother, Anthony of Ravenna; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A wake service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Settle-Wilder's New Smyrna Beach Chapel, 406 S. Orange St., New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Thelma Marie Phillips, 81, of Ravenna, died Tuesday, June 9, 1998, at Ravenna Robinson Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 14, 1916 in Sistersville, W. Va., she was the daughter of Theodore Benjamin and Virginia Catherine Wright. She had lived in Ravenna all of her life.
Phillips was a member of the First Christian Church of Ravenna.
Survivors include her sons, Karl William Deffenbaugh of Walker, La., and Danny Lee Wright and Charles James Phillips, both of Ravenna; daughter, Sonia Renee Biles of Ravenna; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Clara Gaynal Brown of Somersdale, N.J. She was preceded in death by her sons, Dennis Lowell Dotts and Gary Lynn Dotts; grandson, Gayle Wright; brother, Gayle Victor Wright; and sister, Mary Virginia Barnes.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Russel Goldner.
DEERFIELD - Betty L. (Wagner) Miller, 69, died Monday, June 8, 1998 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born Oct. 27, 1928 in Ford City, Pa., she was the daughter of Merle and Clara Bell (Hilliard) Wagner.
Mrs. Miller was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, crafts and her dogs. She was a former member of the First Methodist Church of Leechburg, Pa.
Survivors include her husband, Byron C., whom she married Feb. 24, 1949; son, Byron M. of Diamond; daughters, Mrs. Jerome (Clara Mae) Slovick of North Olmsted and Mrs. James (Bonnie) Cravener of Manor Township, Pa.; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and brother, Clarence B. Wagner of Ford City, Pa.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Leechburg, Pa. with the Rev. Ronald Raptosh officiating. Burial will be in Spring Church Presbyterian Cemetery in Kiskimenitas Township, Pa.
AKRON - John Francis Nash, 70, died Tuesday, June 9, 1998 at Akron City Hospital after a long illness.
Born June 7, 1928 in Hudson, Mass., he was the son of John M. and Edna (Fournier) Nash. He had been an Akron resident since 1984 after moving to Ohio in 1953.
Mr. Nash earned a bachelor's degree in education from Boston College. He also served in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Nash had been the superintendent of the Southington Local Schools, principal of Spencer Elementary School in Geneva, director of International Placement Service in Cleveland, owner of the National Teachers Placement Bureau in Cleveland and head chef at Mentor Harbor Yacht Club in Madison.
He retired in 1997 from Portage County Private Industrial Council in Ravenna.
Survivors include his fiancee, Conney Kowatch of Akron; sons, Patrick D. of Kihei Maui, Hawaii and Timothy J. of Warren; daughter Alicia Jean Vogelaar of Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; brothers, Patrick of Harwick, Mass., and James of Waunconda, Ill.; sisters, Edna Mae Maddocks of Hudson, Mass., Mary Crowell of Morton, Penn., Dorothy Cormier of Leominster, Mass. and Jane Philbin of Acton, Mass.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home in Cuyahoga Falls, where services will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday with Elaine Henderson officiating.
Stephen Edward "Stub" Ulrich, 77, of Palmyra, died Tuesday, June 9, 1998 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born January 23, 1921, in Akron, he was the son of Carl and Anna (Kratheim) Ulrich. He lived in Louisville and Rootstown before moving to Palmyra 51 years ago.
Mr. Ulrich was a truck driver for the Vale Edge and Chestnut Ridge Dairies, the Ravenna Arsenal, Stoney's Trucking in North Alliance, Kuntzman Trucking in Alliance, and Youngstown Cartage. He was also a salesman with the Fuller Brush Company.
He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed camping.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret T. (Pamer); son, Edward of North Benton; daughters, Cynthia (David) Schneider of Edinburg and Mrs. Carter (Sylvia) Coss of Mich.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and brother, Harry of Ravenna. His brothers John, Carl, and Frank all died previously.
Calling hours will be 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in West Cemetery in Palmyra.
Patrick Michael Harjung, of Brimfield, infant son of Peter and Patricia Finch-Harjung, was stillborn Saturday, June 6, 1998 at Akron City Hospital.
Survivors include his parents; brother, Peter Finch-Harjung, at home; grandparents, Peter and Joanne Harjung of Ravenna and Sterling Finch of Ravenna. Grandparents Julia Finch, Ralph and Esther Finch, Ernest and Elma Alderman, Edward and Violet Andexler, and John and Anna Harjung, all died previously.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Maple Grove Cemetery Chapel with Pastor Paul Phillips officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.
Edward Paul Jakab, 45, of Paris, died Tuesday, June 9, 1998 at St. Joseph's Health Center in Warren.
Born July 23, 1952 in Warren, he was the son of Paul S. and Gertrude (Imhoff) Jakab. Formerly of Newton Falls, he had lived in Paris since 1981.
Mr. Jakab was a maintenance worker for Lake Milton State Park.
He was a member of the North Park Avenue Baptist Church in Warren. He was an artist and enjoyed cooking, the outdoors, fishing and gardening.
Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline L. (Been), whom he married June 26, 1982; mother, Mrs. Gertrude Jakab of Newton Falls; and sisters, Mrs. Dale (Natalie) Clark of Charlestown, Mrs. George (Barbara) Myers of Newton Falls and Mrs. Michael (Judy) Laskovecs of Crownpoint, Ind.
Calling hours will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at James Funeral Home, Newton Falls where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery in Paris.