SUFFIELD - Raymond E. Ledgerwood, 95, died Thursday at his son's home in Hartville.
Born in Odon, Ind., he lived in Suffield most of his life.
Mr. Ledgerwood worked at Monarch Rubber Co. in Hartville for 26 years before retiring in 1964.
He was a longtime member of Hartville Church of God.
Survivors include his sons, Olin K. (Helen) of Hartville and Richard D. of Akron; daughters, Naomi Stanley of Suffield and Mrs. Jerry (Bonnie L.) Bender of Akron; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. His wife, Elberta, died in February 1990 and his son, David, died in 1958.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hopkins-Lawver Funeral Home in Mogadore. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Hartville Church of God, with the Revs. Michael D. Home and Harold Fair officiating. Burial will be in Mount Peace Cemetery in Hartville.
Memorials may be made to Hartville Church of God, 532 W. Maple St., Hartville, Ohio 44632.
Thelma Irene Kilroy, 84, of Ravenna died Thursday.
Born Oct. 25, 1913 in Lodi, she was the daughter of George and Edith (Snell) Houck.
Survivors include sons, Michael P. (Barbara) of Annandale, Va., and Thomas J. (Carol) of Buford, Ga.; daughter, Pat (Jim) Delzin of Richfield; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Herbert Houk of Parma; and sisters, Dorothy Friedl of Cleveland and Loretta Barczi of California. Her husband, John E., son, John E. Jr., and a brother, Raymond, all died previously.
Cremation has taken place.
The Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Brandon James and Nicholas Ryan Jones, the infant sons of Kimberly Jones, died Wednesday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Survivors include their grandparents, Edward and Rebecca Reedy, and Robert Jones, all of Ravenna; great-grandmother, Emma Smith: and great-grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Dale Jones, all of Ravenna.
Private graveside services will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna, with the Rev. Jim Kyle officiating. Arrangements were handled by the Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.
Grace Manges, 61, of Ravenna Township died Thursday at her home.
Born Sept. 14, 1936 in Jennings, Md., she was the daughter of Asa and Irene (Hare) House. She was a Portage County resident for 42 years.
Mrs. Manges retired from Colonial Rubber Co. in Ravenna where she was an inspector.
She was a member of the Stow Apostolic Church.
Survivors include daughters, Delaine O'Neill of Ravenna, Deanna Derby of Kent and Darlene Dunivan of Brimfield; eight grandchildren; brothers, Berlin of Washington D.C. and Nevin of Rootstown; and sisters, Gennie Stocker and Juanita Bittinger, both of Ravenna, and Velora Moose of Virginia. Her husband, Grant, died in 1994. Four sisters also died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Kenneth Tharp officiating. Burial will be in Maplegrove Cemetery in Ravenna.
STREETSBORO - William A. Baughman, 59, died Thursday after a long illness.
Born July 27, 1938 in Penn Township,. Pa., he was the son of Scott R. and Laura (Douglass) Baughman Sr. He was a Streetsboro resident since 1958.
Mr. Baughman worked as a truck driver at William Benjamin Trucking in Mantua. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon (Kingsmill); son, Roy of Streetsboro; daughter, Robin Dombeck of Streetsboro; step-sons Calvin and Brian Solomon, both of Aurora; step-daughter, Christina Bennett of California; 11 grandchildren; his mother, of Aurora; brothers, Scott Jr. of Pennsylvania and Chuck of Arizona; and sisters Gladys Dunn of Kentucky and Peg Goodwin of Hiram. His father and sister, Nancy Sayre, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Shorts Funeral Home, Streetsboro Chapel where services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. James Cox officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Twinsburg.
Former Ravenna resident Bruce R. Allen, 53, of Cleveland, died Thursday at Deaconess Hospital in Cleveland after a long illness.
Born in Hemlock, he was the son of Leroy and Bertha (Sabo) Allen. He was raised in Ravenna and moved to Cleveland 20 years ago.
Mr. Allen was a machine operator for the Greif Brothers Corp. in Cleveland.
Survivors include his wife, Laurel Ardner of Cleveland; sons, Jason (Connie) Allen of Warren and William Ardner of Cleveland; daughter, Christa (Gary) Fernandez of Rome, Ohio; one granddaughter; his mother of Ravenna; brothers, Charles of Akron and Joey of Ravenna; and sisters, Linda Caraballo, Gloria Haven and Alice Ault, all of Ravenna. His father died previously.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Ripepi Funeral Home, 3202 Fulton Road, Cleveland, where services will be held at 8 p.m.
Calvin Graham, 69, of Newton Drive, Newton Falls, died Thursday at Horizon Village Nursing Home, Warren.
Born Oct. 3, 1928 in Bradford Wood, Pa., he was the son of Stanley and Pearle (Steele) Graham. He was a life resident of the Newton Falls area.
Mr. Graham served in the U.S. Army in Korea and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7505 in Mars, Pa.
Survivors include his brother, Walter Graham of Mercer, Pa., and nieces, Nancy Bryan and Mrs. Arthur (Doris) Dunn, both of Newton Falls. A sister, Izetta Stevens, and brothers, Merrhle and his twin, Wesley, died previously.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services at 3 p.m. Saturday at the James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls. Burial will be in Newton Falls Cemetery.
GARRETTSVILLE Marie M. Chason, 97, of Gotham Road, formerly of Conneautville, Pa., died Wednesday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna after a brief illness.
Born Dec. 12, 1900, in Harmonsburg, Pa., she was the daughter of Leonard and Rose (White) Bright.
Mrs. Chason retired in 1965 from Albro Packing of Springboro.
She was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include son, Walter E. Jr. of Fairless Hills, Pa.; daughter, Mrs. William (Mildred) Arthur of Linesville, Pa.; ; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Margaret Richmond of Dicksonburg, Pa. Her husband, Walter E., died Aug. 13, 1956. A son, Paul Chason, and four grandchildren also died previously.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at White-Cool Funeral Home, 1405 Main St., Conneautville, Pa. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Little Corners United Methodist Church with Rev. Lea Guiney officiating. Burial will be in Linesville Cemetery.
Clarence A. Moser, 74, of Maple Street, Newton Falls, died Wednesday at St. Joseph's Eastland in Warren.
Born Aug. 29, 1923 in Braceville, he was the son of Elmer and Della (Cross) Moser. He was a life resident of the Newton Falls and Braceville area.
Mr. Moser was an assistant superintendent at Falls Welding for 17 years before working at GM Terex in Hudson for 19 years before retiring in 1980.
He was a member of the First Church of God in Newton Falls.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret A. (Cross), whom he married Jan. 2, 1947; sons, Alan C. and Donald P., both of Newton Falls, and John A. of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Mrs. James (Peggy) Brooks of Warren; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, David Moser of Marcellis, Pa. and Paul Moser of Avon Park, Fla.; and sisters, Mrs. Harry (Lucille) Lettie of Newton Falls and Mrs. Steve (Pauline) Pesko of Champion. A daughter, Sandra, died in 1948. A brother, Charles, also died previously.
Private family memorial services will be at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls. Cremation has taken place.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Joseph C. "Joe" O'Dette, 80, of Orrville died Thursday at Dunlap Hospital in Orrville following a brief illness.
Born Jan. 8, 1918 in Chicago, he was the son of William and Ella (Ott) O'Dette. He was a former resident of the Chicago area and lived in the Orrville area the last 15 years.
Mr. O'Dette was an independent long distance truck driver for 43 years and retired in 1981.
He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Orville, the Knights of Columbus, and was a former member of the Orrville Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie (Carpenter), whom he married March 3, 1984; sons, Don (Barb) of Chicago and Ed (Linda) of Burbank, Ill.; daughter, Terry (Gene) Smith of Orrville; stepson, Lester Carpenter of Panama City, Fla; stepdaughters, Cher, (Bob) McMillan of Panama City, Fla., Vicky (Harold) Stamp of Dalton and Kathy (Jay) Stamp of Marshallville; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Wally O'Dette of Lodi, Wis., Mel O'Dette of Chicago, Dick (Connie) O'Dette of Chicago; and sisters, Pearl Sabrepenia and Dolores O'Dette of Boise, Idaho. His first wife, Elsie (Krajovic), whom he married in 1935, died in 1981. Two brothers, Bill and Ed, and a sister, Lorraine, also died previously.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Auble Funeral Home, 512 E. Oak St., Orrville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Rev. Paul Wysocki and Tom Ledford officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park, Ill.
Howard T. Boyle, 84, of Bowman Drive, Kent, died Tuesday at Akron General Medical Center.
Born Sept. 12, 1913 in Kent, he was the son of Harold and Hanna Mae (Graham) Boyle. He was a Kent Roosevelt High School graduate.
Mr. Boyle retired in 1976 as night superintendent at Lamson-Sessions after 39 years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 716th Tank Battalion in the Philippines. He was a member of the Kent VFW and the Lamson Rod and Gun Club. He served two tours in the Civilian Conservation Corps, one in Yellowstone National Park and the other in California building fireblocks.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Theresa (Milano); son, Howard T. (Linda) Boyle II of Kent; daughter, Theresa of Ravenna; three grandchildren; brother, Charles of Gaston, S.C.; and sisters, Ruby Hunt of Orlando, Fla., Clara Goff of Creston and Betty Gallager of Akron. His brothers, Harold, William, Ralph, and James and sister, Dorothy Thomas, died previously.
Private services have been held. The Rev. Joseph Ruggieri officiated. Burial was in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent. Arrangements were made by Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's School Endowment Fund or the Kent City Schools Foundation.
Ralph Herbert Strickler, 68, a former resident of the Kent area, died Wednesday.
Born in Rittman, Mr. Strickler had lived in Cuyahoga Falls since 1962.
He retired as a lab supervisor from DuPont in 1985 after 30 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Marion; sons, Ralph (Deborah) of Cuyahoga Falls, Dennis (Barbara) of Malverne and Gary (Valerie) of Tallmadge; daughters, Holly LoCascio of Akron and Teresa (Tim) Noaker of Cuyahoga Falls; eight grandchildren; and brother, Roger (Maria) of Akron.
There will be no calling hours. Services will be private.
Memorials may be made to the Cuyahoga Falls Emergency Medical Service Rescue Squad or the Visiting Nurse Hospice Care Center.
WINDHAM - Nancy Lee Penick, 52, of North Main Street, died Thursday at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.
Arrangements will be announced by the Borowski Funeral Home in Newton Falls.
Harvey "Joe" Rhodes
Harvey G. "Joe" Rhodes, 55, of Ravenna died Wednesday.
Born in Akron, he was a lifetime area resident.
Survivors include his mother, Ethel V. Rhodes, of Ravenna; and sister, Barbara Hill, of Kentucky.
Private graveside services and burial will be held today at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wadsworth.
BRIMFIELD - Bertha M. "Bertie" (Meloy) Cady, 85, died Thursday.
Arrangements will be announced by Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Kent Chapel.
Gladys (Hilverding) Sumner, 88, of Kent, died Thursday at Canterbury Villa of Alliance after a long illness.
Born Sept. 9, 1909 in Washington County, Ohio, she was the daughter of Edward D. and Bessie M. Mobley Hilverding Guthrie. She had lived in Kent since 1959.
Mrs. Sumner had served as Director of Nursing at Mt. Sinai and St. Luke's Medical Centersin Cleveland. She had taught at Kent State University and served as a nurse for the Red Cross during World War II.
She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Kent. She was a member of the KSU Faculty Wives Association and the Portage County R.N. Association.
Survivors include her stepdaughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary Alice) Jones of Ravenna; two step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. Her husband, Charles B., to whom she was married in March of 1959, died April 20, 1994. A brother, C. P. "Bud" Hilverding, died April 17, 1985.
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Maple-Cotton Funeral Home in Kensington, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Gene Hydrick officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery in Minerva.
Shirley W. "Perk" Persinger, 76, of Ashtabula, died Tuesday at the Ashtabula County Medical Center in Ashtabula.
Born July 25, 1921 in Glen Ferris, W.Va., he was the son of Harry and Della (White) Persinger. He had been an Ashtabula area resident since 1947.
Mr. Persinger worked for Union Carbide and Elken Metals until his retirement.
He joined the Army Air Forces during World War II serving in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ashtabula, VFW Post No. 943, and the East Ashtabula Club.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth (Lawson), whom he married July 15, 1947; sons, Harry Stephen of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Robert James of Cuyahoga Falls; daughter, Virginia Darrah of Kent; six grandchildren; and sister, Harriet Kennedy of Philippi, W.Va. His brothers, John and Robert and sister, Mitilda Stagg, all died previously.
Visitation was held one hour prior to the 11 a.m. services this morning at the Ross-Billman Funeral Home in Ashtabula. The Rev. Fred Bell officiated. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens in North Kingsville.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Ashtabula or to the American Cancer Society.
Lettie Sickle, 92, of Ravenna, died Tuesday at Longmeadow Care Center in Ravenna.
Born Feb. 24, 1905, in Lake Milton, she was the daughter of Wallace and Alice (Sutcliffe) McKenzie.
Mrs. Sickle was a homemaker. She also was a member of the Palmyra United Methodist Church, the Pythia Sisters and the Order of Eastern Star No. 114 Palmy Chapter.
Survivors include her son, Raymond of Delano, Tenn.; daughters, Barbara (James) Wilson of Springhill, Fla., and Alice (Gerald) Hughes of Diamond; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Wyatt, died in 1960.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the 1 p.m. Saturday service at the Palmyra United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. David Clarke officiating. Burial will be in Palmyra West Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home Ravenna Chapel.
Constance A. (Barnes) Twigg, 59, of Aurora, died Monday.
Born in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Phyllis (Rife) Barnes. She had lived in the Aurora area for the past 25 years after moving from Cleveland.
She was a machinist for the David Round Company in Solon. She also served as a union stewardess.
Survivors include her sons, Hazen (Gail) and Philip Scalf; daughters, Sherry (Mark) Brown, Theresa (Barry) Niepokny, Carrie (Victor) Gullatta and Christine Scalf; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Kenneth Barnes, and Norman and Philip Holloway; and sister, Irene Chenowith. Her husband, James H., died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Kindrich-McHugh-Steinbauer Funeral Home, 33375 Bainbridge Road in Solon, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Aurora Cemetery.