STOW - William K. Kinsey, 93, of East Graham Road, died Saturday at Kent Quality Care Nursing Home.
Born March 15, 1904 in Nelsonville, he was the son of Charles and Clara (McBride) Kinsey.
Mr. Kinsey worked as a miller at Williams Bros. Mill in Kent and also worked as an electrician for Miller Electric Co. in Kent.
Survivors include his daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Norma) Smith of Ravenna and Mrs. James (Mary) Messerly of Stow; six grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Geraldine Lahr of Canton. His wife, Winifred (Brandt) died in June 1997. His sisters, Florence Hartman, Stella Marsh, Kathryn Dodge and Lillian Kinsey, also died previously.
Private funeral services have been held. Burial will be in Kilgore, Ohio. Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent handled arrangements.
Memorials may be made to charity.
Carla M. Wigand
STREETSBORO - Carla M. Wigand, 58, died Monday following an illness since February 1977.
Born Nov. 26, 1938 in Mesa, Ariz., she was the daughter of Daniel and Melvina (Fish) Cummings. She had lived in the Streetsboro-Shalersville area for 26 years.
Mrs. Wigand formerly was employed as a nurse's aide at Hattie Larlham Foundation and in production at Aersol Systems in Twinsburg.
Survivors include her husband, William C.; sons, Reed Heath of Anchorage, Alaska and William J. Wigand of Streetsboro; daughter, Shirley (Roy Bowden) Tomsick of Garrettsville; four grandchildren; mother, Melvina Rogers of Taylor, Ariz.; and sister, Donna Osbourne of Taylor, Ariz. Her father, Daniel Cummings, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from noon until services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Green's Funeral Home in Mantua. The Rev. William Graham will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Shalersville.
John W. George, 77, of Diamond, died Sunday at Longmeadow Nursing Home in Ravenna after a long illness.
Born in Mechanicstown, Ohio, he was the son of French and CladaGeorge. He was a resident of Diamond for the past 43 years.
Mr. George retired as owner of a trenching, excavating and backhoe firm. He was a charter member of the Land Improvement Contractors of America.
He was a former trustee of Palmyra Township.
He was a member of Palmyra United Methodist Church. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of Deerfield American Legion Post No. 713.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys (Carpenter), to whom he was married for 56 years; daughter Linda (Dan) George Siladie of Tallmadge; brother, Earl F. of Modesto, Calif.; sister, Mabel Monteith of Fayetteville, N.C.; and sister-in-law, Jean George of Boulder, Colo. A brother, Lynn W., died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Palmyra Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation or Palmyra United Methodist Church.
Henry C. McBride
MANTUA - Henry C. McBride, 73, died Monday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born Oct. 21, 1923 in Springfield, Ohio, he was the son of Charles and Clara (Weeks) McBride. He was a former Chardon area resident.
Mr. McBride was retired from the Catholic Cemetery Association Diocese of Cleveland.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Mantua American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon (Kaye); son, Jack Harper of Mantua; daughter, Sherrie Price of Hiram. five grandchildren; brother, Jim McBride of Minister, Ohio; and sister, Edith McBride of Arizona.
Cremation has taken place. Private services will be held for the family. Arrangements were made by Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.
MaryAnn (Zavodny) Marshall, 47, of Ravenna Township, died Monday at Marymount Hospital in Garfield Heights after a long illness.
Born Jan. 25, 1950, in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Ernest and Josephine (Eged) Zavodny. She was a Ravenna resident for 25 years.
Mrs. Marshall was employed by the Portage County Sheriff's Office and Portage Trim in Ravenna.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Ray; daughters, Faith Marshall of Kent, and Hope Trigg of Twinsburg; two grandchildren; parents, Ernest and Josephine Zavodny of Ravenna; and sisters, Carol Frye of Reno, Nev., and Francine Gordon of Aurora.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shorts Funeral Home, Streetsboro Chapel, where memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Memorials may be made to the United Scleroderma Foundation, Inc., PO Box 350, Watsonville, Calif., 95077-0350.
Karl F. and Catherine E. Lorenz
GARRETTSVILLE - Services for Karl F. and Catherine E. Lorenz, who died Friday iat Robinson Memorial Hospital after being injured in an automobile accident in Nelson Township, will be held Wednesday at Park Cemetery in Garrettsville.
Born Jan. 20, 1918 in Freedom, Mr. Lorenz was the son of Fred A. and Mary R. (Gehm) Lorenz. He was a Garrettsville resident his entire life.
He had worked at Garrettsville Hardware and served as a mechanic at Hecky-Pollock Ford in Garrettsville and Village Motors in Garrettsville.
He was a member of the Garrettsville-Nelson-Freedom Fire Department for 37 years.
A World War II veteran, he served in Italy with the 15th U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the American Legion for 50 years.
He was a member of the Hudson Essex Terraplane Antique Car Club.
He and his wife were married on Dec. 23, 1939.
Born Nov. 26, 1918 in Windham, Mrs. Lorenz was the daughter of Henry E. and Mary E. (Gorden) Neiss. She was a Garrettsville resident her entire life.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include their son, Duane (Dorothy) of Cincinnati; daughters, Cheryl (Bill) Gordon of Ravenna and Sharyn (Clark) Kothera of Charlotte, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Lorenz is also survived by a brother, Robert E. Neiss of Paris Township and sisters, Evelyn Neiss and Betty Lou Young, both of Newton Falls. Her sisters, Madeline M. and Judith Neiss, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 tonight at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Park Cemetery in Garrettsville.
Memorials may be made to Garrettsville-Nelson-Freedom Fire Department Equipment Fund.
Jay Shreffler, 78, of 18051 Ellsworth Road, Lake Milton, died Monday at his home.
Born Sept. 5, 1918 in Franklin, Pa., he was the son of Kenneth and Essie (Grant) Shreffler. He moved to the Lake Milton area in 1956.
Mr. Shreffler retired in 1981 from Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local No. 87. He had been a union member for more than 50 years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served as a medic in the European Theater.
Survivors include his wife, Jennie (Ghering) Shreffler, whom he married April 11, 1941; sons, Jay E. of Diamond and Jerry L. of Lake Milton; daughters, Patricia Eichler of Kent and Sandra Gibson of Cincinnati; half-brother, Tom of Townsville, Pa.; half-sisters, Mrs. Mildred Gifford of Florida and Mrs. Barbara Petre of Girard, Pa.; and six grandchildren. His brothers, Ray, Bob, Gerald and Gene, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lane Funeral Home in Austintown. There will be no services. Burial will be in Green Haven Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley.
Alice (Garriott) Umbaugh, 89, of Ravenna, died Sunday at her home.
Born March 2, 1908 in Scott County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Ora and Lettie (McCullough) Reid. She was a graduate of Purdue University.
Mrs. Umbaugh had been a school teacher in Argos, Ind., and Tallmadge.
She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Kent. She was active in the Akron Area Girl Scout Council and was a past president of the Junior Tuesday Club.
Survivors include her son, James of Hiram; daughter, Barbara Mcdevitt of Ravenna; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Willis and Frank Reid; and sister, Gail Woodruff. Her husband, Kenneth, whom she married in 1933, died previously.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the United Church of Christ in Kent. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna. Arrangements are being made by Wood-Kortright Funeral Home in Ravenna.
Memorials may be made to the United Church of Christ in Kent or to charity.
MANTUA - Emily E. Waller, 93, of Walnut Street, died Monday at Western Reserve Nursing Home in Kirtland after a long illness.
Services will be announced by Green's Funeral Home in Mantua.
STOW - Rita M. Krebs, 72, died Thursday.
Mrs. Krebs was a teacher in the Ravenna school system for 20 years.
She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Akron where she was active in fellowship groups and Mary Martha Circle, the Stow Women's Club, Kappa Kappa Iota and the Ohio Retired Teacher's Association.
Survivors include her husband, William A., to whom she had been married for 50 years; son, William E. of California; daughters, Mrs. Robert (Christine) Salladay of Tallmadge, Mrs. Douglas (Carolynne) Sendry of Garrettsville; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Dorothy Bell of South Carolina.
Calling hours will be held following a 2:30 p.m. Saturday memorial service at Trinity United Church of Christ, 915 N. Main St., Akron with the Rev. David S. Kiewit officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 4761 Higbee Ave., N.W., Canton 44718.
Arrangements were handled by Billows Funeral Home in Cuyahoga Falls.
Former Ravenna resident Yvonne Sudy Wiles, 62, of Glasgow, Ky., died Friday at her home.
Mrs. Wiles was the daughter of Willie D. and Cova Cox West.
Survivors include her husband, John; daughters, Mrs. Bill (June) Walter of Cave City, Ky., and Linda Case of Nashville, Tenn.; one grandson; brothers, William D. of Las Vegas, Tam and Phillip of Bonnieville, Ky., Jack and Walford of Cub Run, Ky., Paul of Horse Cave, Ky., and Darryl of Scottsville, Ky.
Calling hours will be held from noon to 6 p.m. today and one hour prior to the 1 p.m. Monday services at Hatcher and Saddler Funeral Home in Kentucky.
Memorials may be made to the Barren River Animal Welfare Association, P.O. Box 278, Glasgow, Ky., 42142-0278.
RANDOLPH - John L. Sauner Jr., 80, died Saturday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna following a long illness.
Born July 15, 1917 in Akron, he was the son of John L. and Bessie (Momow) Sauner Sr. He had lived in the township for more than 50 years.
Mr. Sauner retired in 1983 from Goodyear Aerospace where he had worked as a research technician.
He was a member of the Rootstown Community Church. He had been active in Boy Scouts where he had served as a scout leader and as the scout commissioner for Portage County. He had also been involved in the Goodyear Air Scouts.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian (Reed), to whom he had been married for 61 years; sons, John R. (Betty) and Tim of Rootstown; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Roy Kelsey officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Randolph.
Sarah Jane Elizabeth Purdy
Sarah Jane Elizabeth Purdy, 81, of Gill Drive, Kent, died Friday at New Martinsville Health Care Center in New Martinsville, W.Va.
Born Aug. 31, 1915, in New Martinsville, she was the daughter of William Burton and Lucy Mae (Berger) Wyke.
Survivors include her nephew, Jack Wyke of New Martinsville. Her husband, Clarence 'Jack' Purdy Jr.; and brothers, Charles B., Paul R., Howard B. and William L. died previously.
There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at noon Monday at the Grandview Memorial Chapel with Rev. Kay Dunlap officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna. The Bissler and Sons Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Mary Lou Kirtley
STREETSBORO - Mary Lou Kirtley, 69, died Friday at Akron General Hospital.
Born March 27, 1928, in Ashland, she was the daughter of George and Marie (Saluchi) Arnold. She lived in Streetsboro since 1958.
Mrs. Kirtley was employed by the Streetsboro Board of Education as a school bus driver.
Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Robert F.; sons, Edward W. of Streetsboro and Barry of Randolph; and three grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Shorts Funeral Home in Streetsboro where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Harry Harvey officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Streetsboro.
Margaret C. Connors
Margaret C. Connors, 92, formerly of Kent, died Friday at Pleasant Lake Villa in Parma.
Born April 21, 1905, in Ravenna, she was the daughter of Peter H. and Elizabeth (Behr) Stoerkel.
Mrs. Connors was a former member of St. Patrick's Church in Kent and the Catholic Daughters of America.
Survivors include her son, Dan Connors of Newton, Pa.; daughters, June Washko of Hudson, Janet Lennon of Hudson, and Patricia Ridel of Brecksville; 20 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Robert F.; brother, Peter A.; and sister, Jeanette Solitro died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Bissler and Sons Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's Church, with the Rev. Joseph Ruggieri officiating. Burial will be in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent.
Memorial services for Stanley Kurkey, 61, of Rootstown Township, will take place at 1 p.m. today at the Shorts Funeral Home in Ravenna. Calling hours will be one hour before the service.
Marie C. Volkenant
AURORA - Marie C. Volkenant, 77, of Aurora, died Friday at Meridia Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield.
Born in Mt. Clements, Mich., she lived in Aurora for 36 years.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, John J. Sr.; daughters, Mrs. Larry (Vikki) Fordham of Akron, Mary Duval of Aurora, Mrs. Steven (Tish) Cross of Macedonia; sons, Richard and Paul of Aurora; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Vicki) Fiedler; and brothers, Henry and Charles Frank. Her son, John J. Jr., died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Johnson-Romito, Golden Rule Funeral Home in Twinsburg, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Nelson Basil officiating. Burial will be in Aurora Cemetery.
NELSON - Laslo Gyorvary, 60, died Saturday at Akron City Hospital after a brief illness.
Born Nov. 23, 1936 in Hungary, he lived in Cleveland for several years, and lived in the Nelson area for the last five years.
Survivors include a brother, Joseph of Nelson; and a sister, Helen Varga of Ontario, Canada.
A private service will be held at a later date.
The Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Golden Rule Funeral Home in Garrettsville is handling the arrangements.