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Portage County, Ohio Obituary Collection

Portage County, Ohio Obituary Collection - 52

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Date: Monday, 9 August 2010, at 9:41 a.m.

Janet M. Sutton
Janet M. Sutton, 91, of Chagrin Falls, the mother of Janet Jakab of Hiram, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at Maple Wood Care Centre in Streetsboro.
Born Feb. 11, 1909, in Highland Falls, N.Y., she was a longtime Chagrin Falls resident. She had lived in Stow for three years.
Mrs. Sutton was secretary of the Chagrin Falls schools for 17 years, retiring in 1974.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 442, in Chagrin Falls.
In addition to Mrs. Jakab, survivors include her daughter, Suzanne Wright of Bowling Green; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brother, Jon Stirton of Richmond Heights. Her husband, Harold, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Stroud-Lawrence Funeral Home, 95 Franklin St., Chagrin Falls, where Eastern Star services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurse Hospice, Ravenna.

Everett J. Sanders
ATWATER - Everett J. "Eddie" Sanders, 66, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000.
Born April 6, 1933, he was a life resident of the Akron area.
Mr. Sanders retired in 1995 from Barberton Citizens Hosptial's maintainance department after 20 years of service. He was also a member of the Summit County Sherriff's Department Mounted Patrol
He is survived by his wifek Elizabeth (Betty); sons William and Stephen; stepsons James, Rick and Chuck Morrow; stepdaughter Linda Morrow; seven grandchildren; and sister Mary Ann Cogar.
Calling hours will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hennnessy-Bagnoli Fuenral Home, 339 Southwest Ave., Tallmadge, where services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Robert Webb Jr. officiating. Inurnment will be private.

Eileen M. Kennedy
Eileen M. Kennedy, 74, formerly of Ravenna, died Sunday Feb. 13, 2000, at Leesburg Regional Medical Center in Leesburg, Fla.
Born Sept. 17, 1925 in Akron, she was the daughter of Wiley and Mildred (Johnson) Gregg.
Mrs. Kennedy retired from Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna, where she was a switchboard operator.
She was a member of Summit Road Baptist Church in Ravenna and the Portage County Sheriff's Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth, to whom she was married 52 years; son, Thomas W. (Gera) of Mantua; daughter, Joyce (Argeros) Beris of Akron; five grandchildren; and brother, Lloyd (Bombina) Gregg of Akron.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Jerry Hall officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Ruby O. Board
NELSON - Ruby O. Board, 80, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at Gillette Nursing Home in Warren following a long illness.
Born April 6, 1919 in Roane County, W. Va., she was the daughter of John and Effie (Sparr) Drake.
Mrs. Board was a homemaker.
She was a member of Windham Baptist Church and the Women's Missionary Union.
Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Joseph W. Board, whom she married Oct. 27, 1936; daughters, Mary June Chappell of Newport News, Va., and Sandra K. Wells of Nelson; foster daughter, Lucille Carr of St. Petersburg, Fla.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mae Westfall of Charleston, W.Va., Fae Watt of Clendenin, W.Va., and Phyllis Sovine of Vero Beach, Fla. Her brothers, Coy, Elmer and Robert Drake, died previously.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville, and from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Friday at Windham Baptist Church, with the Rev. Carl Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Harrington Cemetery in Nelson.
Memorials may be made to the Windham Baptist Church, 9809 E. Center St., Windham

Edna M. Shiflett
Edna M. "Marie" Shiflett, 70, of Ravenna died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna following a sudden illness.
Born July 20, 1929, in Mill Creek W.Va., she was the daughter of Ray and Mary (Scott) Shiflett. She was an area resident most of her life.
She formerly worked for Loving Care, Kippy's, Red Riding Hood and Pop's Truck Stop.
She was a member of Our Lord's House of Prayer in Springfield.
Survivors include her son, Keith Poling of Ravenna; daughters, Carolyn Churchill of Tennessee, Sandra (Edward) Smith of Akron, Darlene Douglas of Ravenna, Peggy Kyle of Kent and Polly Kinter of Ravenna, 22 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; brothers, Arnold (Jeannie) of Cuyahoga Falls, Junior of Kent and Titus (Delores) of Ravenna; and sister, Sher Shiflett of Cuyahoga Falls. Her husband Lawrence, brother, Conley and sister, Jewel, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Don Singleton officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna.
Memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

Edmond H. Peppeard
Edmond H. Peppeard, 72, of Como, Miss., and formerly of Portage County, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at his home apparently of a heart attack.
Born oct. 25, 1927 in Mansfield, he was the son of Harold and Ruth (Whitney) Peppeard.
He graduated from Shalersville High School where he was a star football player and set Portage County records in 6-man football.
Mr. Peppeard had been in construction most of his life and, after retirement, was the owner of Bald Hill Farms Nursery in Como, Miss. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Korea. He was a 32nd Degree Mason at the Park Avenue Masonic Lodge in Memphis, Tenn., a member of the Shriners in Memphis and a member of the American Legion in Ravenna.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jett (Simmons) whom he married Oct. 24, 1979; daughters, Susan Wilson of Deerfield, Irene Valenti of Ravenna, Laura Osterland of Edinburg, Karen Peppeard of Tucson, Ariz., and Heather Peppeard of Como, Miss.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brother Gale; sisters, Diane Wiley of Burgholtz, Clarice Eshelman of Garrettsville, Katherine Peppeard and Delores Brannen, both of Ravenna, Maryjo Conley and Barbara Sands, both of Windham and April Myers of Newton Falls. Brothers Larry and James and sisters Shirley Avery, Pat Pickell and Judy Yenulonis all died previously.
Calling hours will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Carl Holm officiating. A Masonic service will be held at 1:45 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Evelyn DeSalvo, 71
NEWTON FALLS - Evelyn N. DeSalvo, 71, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Barberton Citizens Hospital after a long illness.
Born Dec. 24, 1928, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of John and Martha (Jesiotr) Sajniak. Formerly of Windham, she was a resident of Newton Falls for the past 10 years.
Mrs. DeSalvo was a homemaker, who devoted her life to her husband and sons.
She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Newton Falls, and taught Sunday School for more than 10 years at St. Michael's Church in Windham.
Survivors include her husband Frank, whom she married 42 years ago; sons, David (Kathy) of Rootstown and Theodore (Coleen) of Windham; two grandsons. A sister, Sophia Patterson, died previously.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Newton Falls, with the Rev. John Madden officiating.
Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Newton Falls.

Naomi Herman, 82
TALLMADGE - Naomi Lynn Herman, 82, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000.
Born in Elkins, W.Va., she lived in Tallmadge since 1958.
Mrs. Herman was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Akron, and she and her husband, the Rev. George A. Herman, were founders of the Kent Assembly of God Church. She was a graduate of Zion Bible Institute.
Survivors include sons, Erwin (LaDonna) of Oregon, Gary of Tallmadge, Jeffrey (Karina) of Florida; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her husband died previously.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral Home, 339 Southwest Ave., where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. E. Eugene Meador officiating. Burial will be at Tallmadge Cemetery.

Alex Derecsky, 85
Alex Derecsky, 85, of Parkman Township, died Thursday Feb. 10, 2000, at his daughter's home, after a long illness.
Born Dec. 15, 1914, in Cleveland, he was the son of John and Julia (Balasz) Derecsky. Formerly of Auburn Township, he had lived in Parkman for 8 years.
Mr. Derecsky was the owner of Auburn Septic Service and Derecsky Nursery, and retired from TRW in 1977.
He graduated from Mantua High School.
He had a great love of flying and had a private pilots license.
Survivors include his daughters, Mary (Dale) James of Parkman, Betty Rozhon of Lake Milton; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Gizelle Brown of Auburn.
His daughter, Alice Greathouse, brother, John, and grandson, Randy Reihard, died previously.
A private service will be held for the family at a later date.
Russell Funeral Service in Middlefield is handling arrangements.

Barbara Wilson, 61
Barbara S. Wilson, 61, of Ravenna died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna following a long illness.
Born April 16, 1938, in Greenville, S.C., she was the daughter of Aaron C. and Annie S. (Hall) Pruitt. She lived most of her life in the Ravenna area.
Mrs. Wilson was a graduate of Southeast High School, and the Akron School of Practical Nursing. She was a nurse at Robinson Memorial for more than 20 years.
Mrs. Wilson was a member of the First Christian Church in Ravenna and was active in the Women Outdoors, a club for women who appreciated nature, hiking, and camping. She passed her love for all things God created, expecially her love of animals, to her children.
Survivors include daughters, Sandra Wilson of Ravenna, Suzanne (Kenneth) Colpo of Rootstown, Sherry (James) Mendiola of Aurora; two grandsons; brother James "Roland" Pruitt of Youngstown; and sister Naomi Estrellado of Cincinnati. Her husband Wayne died in 1990.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church in Ravenna with Dr. Russell Goldner officiating. Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church.

Florence Mandel, 86
HIRAM - Florence Mandel, 86, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at her residence afte an extended illness.
Arrangements will be announced by Green's Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Mantua.

La Vera Copac, 92
La Vera Copac, 92, of Ravenna died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at Longmeadow Care Center in Ravenna.
Arrangements to be announced by the Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.

Edward Clark
Edward W. Clark, 75, of Ravenna, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at home.
Arrangements are pending at Shorts Funeral Home Ravenna Chapel.

Leona Mae Power
MANTUA - Leona Mae Power, 76, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at Wickliffe Country Place Nursing Home in Wickliffe.
Arrangements are pending at Green's Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Almond Elmer E. Barkhouer
Almond "Elmer" E. Barkhouer, 84, of Newbury Township, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born April 21, 1915 in Auburn Township, he was the son of Vern and Tilley (Coe) Davis. He was a life resident of the Newbury area.
Mr. Barkhouer was a rubbish collector for John Humphrey and Solon Disposal for 20 years and retired in 1979.
Survivors include his half-brothers, William Barkhouer and Harvey Green, both of Shalersville; Irene Carraher and Viola Maddocks, both of Middlefield, and Flora Kotkowski of Shalersville. His stepfathers, Fred Barkhouer and Lyle Green, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 5:30 to 7 tonight at Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St., Chardon Village, Ohio, where services will follow at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Newbury Center Cemetery in Newbury Township.

Carl Meeker
The Record-Courier has learned that former Kent mayor, Carl Meeker, 87, has died in Ft. Myers, Fl. Mr. Meeker, who served as president of City Bank of Kent for many years when it was an independent financial institution, retired in the 1970s and relocated to southwest Florida. A more complete obituary announcing arrangements will appear in the Record-Courier as soon as they are made known.

Frank N. Wilson Jr.
Frank N. Wilson Jr., 75, of Ravenna, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna after a short illness.
Born Sept. 9, 1924 in Apollo, Pa., he was the son of Frank N. and Mabel (Akins) Wilson Sr. He had lived in Mantua before moving to Ravenna in 1983.
Mr. Wilson was a millwright leader at Ford Motor Corporation Walton Hills Division for more than 30 years, retiring in 1987.
He was a member of Mantua Masonic Lodge No. 533.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene L. (Young), whom he married Aug. 5, 1942; sons, Frank A. (Sandra) Sr. of Hiram, Thomas J. (April) of Ravenna, Donald N. (Pat) Sr. of Urbana, and Irvin J. (Sue) of Florida; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sisters, Audrey Duddy, Shirley Geer, and Joellen Scott, all of Pennsylvania, and Edna of California.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Green's Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Mantua, where a Masonic service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Private burial will be in Northlawn Memorial Gardens in Northampton Township.

June Cogley
June A. Cogley of Ravenna died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, in Lake Wales, Fla., after a short illness.
Mrs. Cogley and her husband, Robert L., spent winters in Florida.
Survivors include her husband, Robert L.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no services.

James Long
James Long, 51, of Dresden, Tenn. died Friday Feb. 4, 2000.
Mr. Long was a former resident of Ravenna.
Survivors include his wife, Faye; daughter, Honey Fowler of Dresden, Angel Long of Kentucky, Brandi of Dresden; five grandchildren; sister, Glenda of Illinois, Patty of Tennessee; brother, Gary of Tennessee; father, James of Tennessee; and mother and father-in-law, Jim and Emma McNeely of Palmersville, Tenn.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Bowlin Funeral Home in Dresden.
Memorials may be made to the family, in care of Faye Long, 551 Concord Road, Dresden, Tenn. 38225.

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