Our Obituaries

Rita J. Hollifield

January 3, 1943 - September 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, Ravenna, OH.
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Rutha L. Kelley

October 27, 1930 - September 25, 2017

The Lord called Rutha Lelia Mullens Kelley home on September 25, 2017. Rutha was born on October 27, 1930 in Grenada, Mississippi, to Freeman and Lelia (DeJonette) Mullens. At the young age of 8, Rutha accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior who was the head of her life.On February 12, 1951, she married her sweetheart, Alexander Kelley and to this union 2 children were born. After moving...
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Marc Dwayne Haiflich

August 8, 1948 - September 24, 2017

Marc Dwyane Haiflich, 69, passed away on September 24, 2017, at UH Cleveland with his family by his side. Marc was born on August 8, 1948, to Dwayne and Patse Haiflich in Ravenna, Ohio. Marc grew up in Ravenna, attended Ravenna schools and graduated from Ravenna High School in 1966. He attended Kent State University until he was drafted by the United States Army in August, 1969. Marc served...
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William W. Kirschner

December 8, 1924 - September 23, 2017

William Walter Kirschner, 92, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017. William was born in Trafford, Pennsylvania on December 8, 1924 to parents Robert and Elizabeth Kirschner. He had been retired from the Ford Motor Company where he had been a machine mechanic. William was a hard worker, spending long days at the Ford plant in Cleveland then returning home to continue working on the farm. ...
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Lillian Mary Rothermel

May 29, 1929 - September 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, Ravenna, OH.
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Nellie G. Coffey

December 15, 1934 - September 21, 2017

Nellie Gray Coffey, 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at U.H. Portage Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.Nellie was born in Tazewell, Tennessee on December 15, 1934 to parents William Edgar and Edna Edith Cupp. Nellie had worked at the TG&Y Department store in Ravenna and retired from the Ohio License Bureau in Ravenna. She was a member of Grace Church...
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William J. Lambert

March 25, 1938 - September 20, 2017

William J. Lambert, 79, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. William was born in Rosedale, West Virginia on March 25, 1938 to parents Charles and Agra Lambert. William was retired from the Akron Beacon Journal after 33 years of service where he had been a district manager in the circulation department. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and had attended Community Bible Church in...
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Clifford Irvan Stackpole

January 9, 1939 - September 20, 2017

Clifford Irvan "Bud" Stackpole, age 78 of Atwater, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at his home.He was born January 9, 1939, in Clarington, Ohio, to parents Arzy Guy and Virginia E. (Staley) Stackpole. Bud was a long distance truck driver for 54 years and a member of Fairhaven Baptist Church.Bud was proud of his family, and family always came first in his life. Following closely were...
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Jerry L. Joiner

August 21, 1942 - September 17, 2017

Jerry L. Joiner, age 75 of Ravenna, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, September 17, 2017. He was a devoted husband, loving father, and proud grandfather.Jerry was born August 21, 1942, in Akron, Ohio, to parents Joseph and Ann (Dowdy) Joiner. He retired from the Chrysler Twinsburg Plant after 39 years of employment. He was a member of the UAW and a longtime member of the Brady Lake...
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Deanna Marie Baldwin

August 1, 1990 - September 15, 2017

Deanna Marie Baldwin, 27, passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Friday, September 15, 2017.Deanna was born in Akron, Ohio on August 1, 1990 to parents Geoffrey and Rosemarie (Corley) Baldwin. Deanna was employed at Kent State University in custodial services and had been a long-time member of the Atwater Church of the Nazarene. She thoroughly enjoyed bowling, writing stories and entries...
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Larry Allen Whetsel

October 27, 1949 - September 12, 2017

Larry Allen Whetsel, age 67 of Rootstown, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at UH Portage Medical Center. He was born October 27, 1949, in Tallmadge, Ohio, to parents Chester and Lucille (Jeske) Whetsel. Larry graduated from Tallmadge High School and went on to proudly serve his country as a member of the US Army. Larry worked for H&M Industries in Mogadore and Commercial Turf in...
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Larry J. Cartwright

July 1, 1952 - September 8, 2017

Larry J. Cartwright, age 65 of Atwater, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017.He was born July 1, 1952, in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents Ted and Marie (Beers) Cartwright. Larry was a truck driver for most of his life. He proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Larry later joined VFW Post 1055 and American Legion Post 331, where he served as a Post Commander. He was preceded in death by...
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Bernice Louise Heritage

December 2, 1932 - September 4, 2017

Bernice Louise (Rothermel) Heritage passed peacefully on September 4, 2017. She was born on December 2, 1932 in Randolph, Ohio to Alvin Louis and Mildred Elizabeth (Miller) Rothermel. She began working for Dr. R.C. Neely in Ravenna shortly after high school, and continued as his office assistant for almost 50 years. Her kindness and helpfulness touched everyone who knew her. Also for nearly 30...
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Rebecca Della Buehner

March 13, 1961 - September 3, 2017

Rebecca "Becky" Della Buehner, age 56 passed away on Sunday September 3, 2017, at her home. Becky was born March 13, 1961, in Euclid, Ohio. Becky is survived by her siblings: James (Dianne) Buehner, Davida (Michael) Cain, Renee (Michael) DiCarro, Desiree Nafziger, and David (Wanda) Buehner. She was preceded in death by her father James Buehner, her mother Juanita Buehner, and her...
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Marjory T. Rounds

June 22, 1961 - September 2, 2017

Rounds, Marjory Tyler, of Ravenna, Ohio, passed from this life surrounded by caring family on Saturday September 2, 2017 in Cleveland at age 56 following a struggle with complications due to cancer.She was a daughter of the late Marion "Toby" Tyler and the late Burnice D. Tyler of South Byron, NY, where Marjory spent her childhood. A musical prodigy, she took early preparatory music classes at...
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John Tracy Howe

May 25, 1955 - August 31, 2017

"A guiding light has left us, yet he's not gone too far. He watches up above us, each night a shining star."John Tracy Howe, born May 25, 1955 in Flint, Michigan, passed away of natural causes on August 31, 2017.John Tracy graduated from Kent Roosevelt High School and after numerous years working for Akron Goodyear in their warehouse department, he found his dream job with Universal Screen Arts...
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Mary A. Richards

June 27, 1931 - August 26, 2017

Mary A. Richards, age 86 of Randolph, passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017, while residing at the Woodlands at Robinson.She was born June 27, 1931, in North Industry, Ohio, to parents Wilbert and Iola A. (Bixler) Lautzenheiser. Mary graduated from Bolivar High School in 1949, and worked at Oak Rubber until her retirement in 1984.She enjoyed crocheting and crosswords. Mary also enjoyed playing...
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Marji Marie Horning

April 4, 1954 - August 24, 2017

Marji Marie (Freshley) Horning, age 63 of Randolph, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family.She was born April 4, 1954, in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents Kenneth and Donna (Lloyd) Freshley. Marji graduated from Waterloo High School in 1972. She worked in the dental field for most of her career, including the past 14 years with Belli & Streit Orthodontics...
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Dwayne H. Liezert

June 21, 1940 - August 21, 2017

Dwayne H. Liezert passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 at Bayhealth, Kent General Dover, at the age of 77. He was born June 21, 1940, to the late Cecil and Delsie (nee Schrock) Liezert.Mr. Liezert was a traveling carpenter foreman for many years prior to becoming a chicken farmer. He was a hard worker who always wanted to take care of his family. He was a former councilman for the City of...
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Christie Lynn Laws

April 19, 1975 - August 21, 2017

Christie Lynn Laws, 42, passed away unexpectedly Monday, August 21, 2017.Christie was born in Monroe, LA. on April 19, 1975. She graduated from Ravenna High School with the class of 1993 and went on to attend the police academy and study criminology and psychology at Kent State University. Strong willed, hardworking and driven, Christie held many supervisory and management positions with Jo-Ann...
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Boots Didinger

January 29, 1928 - August 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, Ravenna, OH.
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James Joseph Aylward

December 4, 1949 - August 17, 2017

James J. Aylward, born December 4, 1949, in Akron, Ohio, passed away on August 17, 2017 . Jim was preceded in death by his father, Edward E. Aylward, and his mother, Kathryn L (Joseph) Lux, and his son, Michael W. Aylward. He is survived by his wife, Laura, daughter, Jennifer C. (JohnMark) Blakley and sister, Constance Aylward. He is also survived by his father- and mother-in-law, Eugene and...
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Mandy Lynn Lockhart

May 4, 1981 - August 16, 2017

Mandy Lynn Lockhart passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 after a fourteen year battle with kidney disease and other complications. Mandy was born May 4, 1981 in Ravenna, Ohio to parents, Warren and Kathy Lockhart. She graduated from Rootstown High School in 1999 and attended Kent State University. She was known for her big heart, beautiful smile, love for God and for others. Everyone who...
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Phoebe J. Swain

January 12, 1922 - August 15, 2017

There is a garden where Jesus is waiting and he bid Phoebe Beetler Swain to him on August 15, 2017.Phoebe was born in Charlestown, Ohio on January 12, 1922 to parents Charles E. and Alice (Richards) Griffith. Phoebe was one of 14 children. She was retired from Robinson Memorial Hospital where she had worked in dietary. Phoebe then worked at Wal-Mart in the garden center. She loved tending her...
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Pauline C. Campbell

February 24, 1921 - August 15, 2017

Pauline C. Campbell, 96 years old, passed away on August 15, 2017, in Aurora, Ohio.Born on February 24, 1921, to the late Frank and Hazel (McGinley) Gerren, she was a lifetime resident of the Rootstown-Ravenna area.Pauline worked at the Oak Rubber Co. until she retired in 1983. She was preceded in death by husband William, son Robert and daughter Barbara. Siblings Robert, James and Lucille also...
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Antonio Jarrod Victor Simon

December 5, 1999 - August 14, 2017

Antonio Jarrod Victor Simon, 17, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 14, 2017.Antonio was born in Killeen, Texas on December 5, 1999 to parents David Simon and Erica Andrews. Antonio was about to enter his senior year at Streetsboro High School and very much looking forward to playing the drums this fall for the Rockets. He loved music and had played the drums since fourth grade. An...
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Jeannene Faye Bostic

April 21, 1939 - August 14, 2017

Jeanenne Faye Bostic, 78, passed away at home with her loving family by her side on Monday, August 14, 2017.Jeanenne was born in Pittsburgh, PA. on April 21, 1939 to parents Norman and Edith (Walls) Grace. She graduated from South Hills High School with the class of 1956 and then attended Slippery Rock College from 1956-1958. Jeanenne met her future husband Duane on a blind date and married him...
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Charles Edward Harton

August 11, 1964 - August 13, 2017

Charles Edward Harton, Jr., age 53 of Atwater, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017. He was born August 11, 1964, in Sistersville, West Virginia, to parents Martha Joan (Steed) and Charles Edward Harton Sr. Charlie was a self-employed contractor and attended Turning Point Baptist Church, where he was a member of their co-ed softball team. Charlie loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing...
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Diane Lee Schlarb

May 5, 1939 - August 13, 2017

Diane Lee Schlarb, age 78 of Randolph, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017, at her home.She was born May 5, 1939, in Glendive, Montana, to parents William and Clare (Sours) Leek. Diane graduated from Kent Roosevelt High School in 1957 and attended Kent State University. While in high school, she met her sweetheart, Jerry Schlarb, and the couple was married on August 13, 1960, at the Highview...
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Robert Eugene Stevens

March 27, 1947 - August 11, 2017

Robert Eugene "Bob" Stevens, Sr., age 70 of Rootstown, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017, at his home.He was born March 27, 1947, Dorothy, West Virginia, to parents Bill and Glenna Faye (Sayre) Stevens. Bob was raised in West Virginia and moved to Ohio after graduating high school. He worked in the maintenance department for Colonial Rubber before starting his own company, Cousin's Seamless...
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Jack Lee Alldredge

September 12, 1931 - August 8, 2017

Jack Alldredge, 85, died August 8, 2017 at his daughter's home in Deerfield, with Hospice care.Born September 12, 1931 in Uniontown, he was the son of Leonard and Georgia (Thomas) Alldredge.Mr. Alldredge was a custom home builder in Portage County since the early 1970's. He retired in 1994. Before that he started working on the railroad at the age of 16 which he later became a foreman. He...
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Robert Allen Gibbons

June 30, 1971 - August 7, 2017

Robert "Rob" Allen Gibbons (46) went home to eternity on August 7, 2017. He fought a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis for over 2.5 years! Rob was born June 30, 1971 to Ronald, and Harriet Gibbons (Hoover). He was preceded in death by Father, Ronald Gibbons, and John Kehner, his adopted father. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Christine (Pittman) Gibbons, daughters...
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Janet A. Drugan

August 20, 1926 - August 3, 2017

Janet A. Drugan, age 90, of Ravenna, Ohio, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017.She was born August 20, 1926 in Ravenna. She is preceded in death by parents, James and Anna (Salamon) Drugan. Her brother James died in infancy.Janet worked at Harcort Manufacturing for over 40 years where she also served as a union steward. A strong and confident woman with a razor sharp Irish wit, she had been in...
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Eugene Edsel Harris

June 7, 1934 - July 31, 2017

Eugene Edsel "Gene" Harris, age 83 of Rootstown, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017.He was born June 7, 1934, in Akron, Ohio, to parents Eugene and Ella Mae (Hughes) Harris. Gene graduated from Rootstown High School and proudly served in the US Army. He retired from the Peter J. Schmidt Company, but also worked at several other places including a Portage County Deputy Sheriff and a bus driver for...
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Alfred C. Austin

April 4, 1937 - July 26, 2017

Alfred C. Austin, age 80 of Edinburg, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at his home.He was born April 4, 1937, in Star City, West Virginia, to parents Jesse Ray and Goldie Ethel (Boyce) Austin. Charlie was the youngest of eight children. He fell in love with country music at a young age and was known as "Pee Wee Austin" when he was performing all the way up to his induction in the West...
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Daniel D. McCullaugh

February 22, 1955 - July 15, 2017

Daniel D. McCullaugh, age 62 of Atwater, Ohio, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017, at his home.He was born February 22, 1955, in Akron, Ohio, to parents Charles William and Mary Annabelle (Byrd) McCullaugh. Dan graduated from Mount Vernon Academy and was working at Ametek in Kent. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Akron and a longtime member of their winter camping club, the...
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William Marshall Tillis

September 17, 1940 - July 14, 2017

William Marshall Tillis, age 76 of Edinburg, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017, at his home. He was affectionately known as Marshall to his family and dear friends. He was born September 17, 1940, in Charleston, West Virginia, to parents William S. and Madeline (Gillispie) Tillis. William served in the US Army and retired from the Chrysler Twinsburg Plant after 31 years of employment. He loved...
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Lucille May Blackman

July 20, 1926 - July 14, 2017

Lucille M. Blackman (Laughlin), 90, of Edinburg, Ohio, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 at University Hospital in Ravenna. Lucille (Lucy) was born in Edinburg the daughter of Leslie & Lena Laughlin. She graduated from the former Edinburg High School circa 1943 then worked as a waitress at the former Vale Edge Restaurant in Ravenna. She married William E. Blackman Sr. in 1951 and together...
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Merle Leslie Kennedy

August 27, 1930 - July 13, 2017

Merle Leslie Kennedy, Sr., 86, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017.Merle was born to parents Frank S. and Ruth I. (Hagerty) Kennedy on August 27, 1930 in Monongahela, PA. Merle was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict. He was active in the Masonic Lodge in Monongahela and had attended the Randolph United Methodist Church. Merle was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers...
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Richard L. Dunn

January 7, 1935 - July 10, 2017

Richard L. Dunn, age 82, a lifelong resident of Rootstown, passed away July 10, 2017, at the VA Medical Center in Cleveland. He was born January 7, 1935, to the late Smith and Evelyn (Booth) Dunn. Richard was a veteran of the US Air Force and served during the Korean War as an aircraft engine mechanic. He also worked as an auto mechanic and as a heavy equipment operator as a member of Local 18 of...
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Henry Hollis Davis

April 1, 1933 - July 10, 2017

Henry "Hank" Hollis Davis, age 84 of Ravenna, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017, at his home.He was born April 1, 1933, in Denver, West Virginia. Hank was an over the road trucker for most of his life. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army during the Korean War.Hank is survived by his children: Franzie (Carl) Zickefoose, Henry (Patricia) Davis Jr., Jack (Dee) Davis, Richard...
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Justin Hisle Durham

December 19, 1984 - July 9, 2017

Justin Hisle Durham, age 32 of Rootstown, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017. He was born December 19, 1984, in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents Kristi Lynne Williams and Timothy Jefferson Durham. He was an architectural landscaper, working mostly with his uncle, Andy Williams, at Sundial Landscape Management. Justin is survived by his wife Amanda (Shaw) Durham, his son Trevor Durham, mother Kristi (Jeff)...
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Annie Louise Thompson

June 2, 1930 - July 8, 2017

Annie Louise Thompson, 87, passed away at Altercare of Alliance on Saturday, July 8, 2017.Annie was born in China Grove, North Carolina on June 2, 1930 to parents Robert and Verlin (Moore) Bollinger. Annie was a hard worker and enjoyed her 30 years of service as a berry and produce picker at Hilgert's Farm in Randolph. In her spare time she enjoyed embroidery and was an avid reader. She loved...
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Nancy L. Zimmerman

August 13, 1931 - June 29, 2017

Nancy L. Zimmerman, age 85 of Ravenna, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017.She was born August 13, 1931, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, to parents John and Mildred (Burkey) Schmucker. Nancy retired from Norandex in Bedford after 23 years of making windows and siding. She loved her flowers and shopping. Nancy also enjoyed babysitting and spending time with her grandchildren. Nancy is survived by her...
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Ralph Raymond Nothstein

September 26, 1966 - June 27, 2017

Ralph Raymond Nothstein, age 50 of Brimfield, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.He was born September 26, 1966, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, to parents Loyal David and Patty Arleen (Stevenson) Nothstein. Ralph graduated from Rootstown High School in 1984. He has worked for American Spring & Wire in Bedford for over 20 years. Ralph enjoyed riding his Harley and fishing. He also...
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Doris A. Jones

June 6, 1931 - June 27, 2017

Doris A. Jones, age 86, of Palmyra Township, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at her home.She was born June 6, 1931 in Rootstown, Ohio to parents Henry E. and Carrie A. Retherford. On December 21, 1946, she married the love of her life, John Paul Jones.Doris began her working career as a cook for Head Start. She then worked as a secretary at the old Edinburg Elementary School, and then moved on...
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Charlene Stone

January 20, 1946 - June 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, Ravenna, OH.
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Roberta Mae Mowen

March 12, 1943 - June 22, 2017

Roberta Mae (Eckert) Mowen, 74, passed away at her residence in RavennaTwp. on Thursday, June 22, 2017.Roberta was born in Ravenna, Ohio to parents Elbert Emerson and Grace Dean (Turpin) Eckert. Roberta graduated from Ravenna High School then went on to graduate from Boheckers Business College. She retired from the Ravenna Post Office in 2003 after 25 years of service as a rural route carrier....
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Harvey J. Hamrick

June 13, 1943 - June 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, Ravenna, OH.
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Francis A. Hunsicker

September 13, 1950 - June 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, Ravenna, OH.
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Karli Renee Rubes

August 14, 2015 - June 14, 2017

Karli Renee Rubes, was tragically taken from this world on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. She was born August 14, 2015, in Ravenna, Ohio, beloved daughter of Kim D. O'Neal and David R. Rubes. Karli's time here was far too brief, but her legacy will live on in the hearts of her family members, including: her parents, her sister Khloe, her brother Tony, her Poppy Don M. O'Neal Sr., her Meemaw Juidthann...
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Judy Benich

November 1, 1941 - June 14, 2017

Judy (Gilroy) Benich, age 75 of Rootstown, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017, while surrounded by her family at the Arbors in Stow.Judy was born November 1, 1941, in Akron, Ohio, to parents Norman and Mildred (Yehnert) Gilroy. She graduated from Kenmore High School and retired from the Kent State University Foundation, where she worked as an administrative assistant. She was a longtime member...
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Wayne David Rodney

August 28, 1957 - June 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, Ravenna, OH.
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James Frank Henderson

June 17, 1951 - June 10, 2017

James "Jim" Frank Henderson, 65, passed away at his residence in Randolph Twp. on Saturday, June 10, 2017.Jim was born in Ligonier, Pennsylvania on June 17, 1951 to parents James E. and Alice B. "Mangus" Henderson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War. After returning from duty he spent most of his life working as a carpenter. Jim was a kind person who was always...
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Patricia Eileen Knapp

June 7, 1935 - June 8, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Patricia (Dias) Knapp announces her passing on June 8, 2017 at the age of 82 after a brief illness. Born June 7, 1935 in Boardman, Ohio, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 44 years, John L. Knapp of Randolph, Ohio, as well as her parents, Wilbert T. and Helen K. (Davis) Dias; her brother, Jack Dias, and her first-born child, John T....
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Shirley L. Weisend

February 24, 1930 - June 4, 2017

Shirley L. Weisend left the bonds of this earth to claim her place in glory on June 4, 2017. She was born February 24, 1930, in Akron, Ohio. Shirley was a loving wife to Donald "Dan" Weisend, Sr., whom she married June 10, 1948. She was also a wonderful mother to Donald Jr., Dennis (Donna), Gary, and Cynthia, as well as the many others who called her "Mom", including Andi Frescura who lovingly...
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Donald L. McCourt

October 14, 1955 - June 3, 2017

Donald L. "Don" McCourt, 61, of Deerfield, Ohio passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017.Don was born on October 14, 1955 in Akron, Ohio to parents Lloyd and Letha (Gibson) McCourt. He had been employed as a machinist at Sancap in Alliance, retiring after 30 years of service. He and his wife Nancy had attended the Edinburg Church of God for many years. In his spare time Don loved working on his...
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Avalon Rae Swanigan

October 26, 1932 - May 29, 2017

Avalon Rae (Lott) Swanigan, age 84, of Rootstown, passed away May 29, 2017, at the Altercare Post-Acute Rehabilitation Center in Brimfield, Ohio, after a long series of illnesses.She was born October 26, 1932, in Parkersburg, West Virginia, the eldest daughter of the late Albert and Reva (Owens) Lott.Avalon, also known as Rae by family and family friends, worked at Goodyear Aerospace for a short...
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Ted Lee Morris

November 21, 1955 - May 28, 2017

Ted L. Morris of Rootstown, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017.Ted was born in Belvidere, Illinois on November 21, 1955 to parents Richard and Carol (Lindaas) Morris. He was retired as a machinist for Pneumatic Scale in Akron where he had worked for many years. Ted was also a veteran of the Marine Corps where he'd served four years.Ted is survived by his wife Betsy (nee Stennerson) Morris, his...
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Eloise E. Ticknor

July 14, 1926 - May 27, 2017

Eloise E. Ticknor, 91, passed away after a brief illness in her home in Ravenna on May 27, 2017. Eloise was born in Ravenna and graduated from Ravenna High. In 1947, the former Eloise Rummel, married Donald S. Ticknor who pre-deceased her in 2010. Eloise was active in local government and politics having been elected Ravenna City Auditor for several terms in the 1970s and 1980s. She also served...
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Brenda E. Riley

May 9, 1940 - May 27, 2017

Brenda E. (Petty) Riley, 77, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017.Brenda was born in Bunker, West Virginia on May 9, 1940. She had been retired from Enduro Rubber Company where she worked as a parts trimmer. She had enjoyed her association with both the Italian American Club and the Mogadore Moose lodge where she volunteered for numerous activities and cooking. She loved cooking and baking...
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Jim Leslie Jackson

April 26, 1936 - May 26, 2017

Jim L. Jackson passed away peacefully at home on Friday evening, May 26, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Inez Jackson; children Renée Jackson (Don Sloan); Leslie Jackson (Roger Smith); Jimmy Leslie Jackson, Jr. (Amy); Tim Jackson (LeighAnn), and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert Jackson (Florence). He was born in Akron, Ohio to Nellie Gertrude...
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Yolanda M. Anderson

June 2, 1929 - May 26, 2017

Yolanda M. (Pantalone) Anderson, age 87, of Ravenna, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017. She was born June 2, 1929, in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, to parents Guiseppe and Benilda (DeLibero) Pantalone. Yolanda was a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Parish. She retired from the liquor store in Ravenna after working there for 22 years. "Yo" enjoyed cooking and entertaining for family gatherings...
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Kenneth N. Day

October 21, 1958 - May 24, 2017

Kenneth "Kenny" N. Day, Jr., 58, of Ravenna, passed away May 24, 2017.Kenny was born in Ravenna, Ohio on October 21, 1958 to parents Kenneth N. Day Sr. and Vivian E. (Burke) Day. Kenny graduated from Rootstown High School with the class of 1978. He had been employed at East Mfg. in Randolph for twenty years, subsequently leaving to work as a union carpenter. He then went on to operate his own...
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Raymond P. Trocchio

March 29, 1925 - May 22, 2017

Raymond P. Trocchio, age 92, passed away on May 22, 2017, at his home in Ravenna, Ohio after a short illness. Ray was born in Ravenna on March 29, 1925, to Filberto and Annina C. (DiDonato) Trocchio. He was a life-long resident of Ravenna and graduated from Ravenna High School in 1943. He retired in 1986 after a long career with the Ohio Department of Transportation.Ray was part of the...
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Norma I. Stefansic

June 10, 1935 - May 20, 2017

Norma I. (Bussan) Stefansic, age 81 of Ravenna, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017.She was born June 10, 1935, in Cuba City, Wisconsin, to parents Wilbur and Josephine (Dalsing) Bussan. Norma retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation after many years of service. She was also an active volunteer for the Salvation Army and Reed Memorial Library. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and...
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Kathy Louise Lanham

March 15, 1962 - May 19, 2017

Kathy Louise Lanham, 54, of Ravenna, passed away May 19, 2017.Kathy was born in Fairmont, West Virginia on March 15, 1962 to parents Charles and Carolyn (Croce) Miller. She was a free spirit who loved nature and the outdoors. A very caring and kind hearted person, Kathy was a friend to everybody. She would do whatever she could for anyone and never want anything in return. Music had been her...
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Robert Lee English

June 19, 1961 - May 19, 2017

Robert Lee English, age 55 of Ravenna, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017, at his home.He was born June 19, 1961, in Ravenna, Ohio. Robert was an auto mechanic. He enjoyed fishing and always had a fish tank or two in his home. Robert is survived by his children: Tejuana Harvath, Dean Harvath, Emily Louise Fleming, and Tyler Fleming as well as four grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother...
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Linda Carol Kelley

November 26, 1939 - May 18, 2017

Linda Carol (Hunt) Kelley, age 77, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, while residing in Hiram, Georgia. She was born November 26, 1939, in Akron, Ohio, to parents Bonnie (Frame) and Spencer Hunt. Linda graduated from Kent State University High School and lived in the Kent/Brimfield area for 33 years. Mrs. Kelley was a human resources assistant for the Dial Corporation in Auburndale, Florida, and...
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Terry S. Ford

October 5, 1945 - May 17, 2017

Terry S. Ford passed away on May 17, 2017, after a three year long battle with lung cancer. He was born on October 5, 1945.He is survived by his loving wife Carol Ford; his daughter Stacey Rauch (Steve) and their children Sarah McCoy (Jesse), Susannah, Sydney and Samuel Rauch; his son Trevor Ford and his children Abigail and Logan; his dogs Beau and Cuddles; his brother Mel Ford (Patricia);...
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Terri Lynn Fox

November 10, 1971 - May 12, 2017

Terri Lynn Fox, a beloved mother and grandmother, passed away May 12, 2017 at the age of 45.Terri Lynn was born November 10, 1971 in Akron, Ohio to Marsha J. Miller and Robert W. Fox. She graduated from Green High School with the class of 1990. Terri Lynn was known as everybody's mom, having five children of her own. She left the door open for anyone - "just come in" she would say. A favorite...
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Elizabeth J. Hentz

August 18, 1923 - May 11, 2017

Betty J. Hentz passed away on May 11, 2017, at the age of 93 at 5:05pm.Betty was born on August 18, 1923 in Akron, Ohio. Daughter of the late Carl Raymond Hentz and Martha (Kline) Hentz. Betty is survived by her sister, JoAnn Sedlock, nephews: John Mark Sedlock and Thomas Sedlock, Nieces: Nicki Gruver, Nanette VanAuken and Janette Jordan and great-nieces and nephews.Betty was preceded in death...
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Gary M. Boyce

June 11, 1939 - May 10, 2017

Gary Maynard Boyce, 77, formerly of Ravenna, passed away May 10, 2017 in Bend, Oregon.Gary was born in Ravenna, Ohio on June 11, 1939 to parents Maynard Joseph and Josephine L. (Hites) BoyceGary spent most of his adult life living and working in the central and northern parts of California. Most recently residing in Bend, Or. to be closer to his family.Graveside interment with his parents will...
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Charles R. Western

December 1, 1946 - May 9, 2017

Charles R. Western, age 70 of Randolph, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017. He was born December 1, 1946, in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents C.R. and Gladys (Brunner) Western. Charles was affectionately known as Charlie to his family and friends. He enjoyed dancing and loved music, especially Elvis Presley. Charlie also enjoyed bowling and eating out at restaurants.Charles was preceded in death by his...
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Russell Miller

December 16, 1940 - May 9, 2017

Russell Miller, 76, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Russell was born in Ravenna, Ohio on December 16, 1940 to parents Dwight and Elvera Miller. Russell loved fishing and old cars. Family came first and he always enjoyed the large family get togethers. He also liked to take drives in the country, especially into Amish country.Russell is survived by his children: Rusty (Vickie) Miller, Adam...
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Mary Delores Young

December 15, 1928 - May 5, 2017

Mary Delores Young was born in Akron on December 15, 1928 to Artelia Chance Fincannon and Ralph Fincannon. She graduated from East High School with honors and married Ralph Young on August 14, 1945, as soon as he returned from the Pacific Arena of World War II. These two members of the greatest generation began the first segment of their story in Rootstown, Ohio. Dad worked his entire career for...
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Clara Zygadlo

April 19, 1911 - May 5, 2017

Clara (DeLibero) Zygadlo, age 106, of Ravenna, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017, at Embassy Longmeadow Care Center.She was born April 19, 1911, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, to parents Luigi and Maria (D'Angelo) DeLibero. Clara was a loving homemaker who also worked as a waitress in her younger years. She was devoted to her Catholic faith and loved music. She also enjoyed playing games, especially...
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Carl S. Dorris

July 23, 1936 - April 30, 2017

Carl S. Dorris Jr., age 80 of Edinburg, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017.He was born July 23, 1936, in Cleveland, Ohio, to parents Margaret (Sheldon) and Carl S. Dorris Sr. Carl was a member of Charity Lodge #530 F&AM, Bethel Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star - Palmy Chapter. He retired as a member of Ironworkers Local 17. Carl was an avid NASCAR fan, especially rooting for #24 Jeff...
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George B. Beers

March 2, 1928 - April 29, 2017

George B. Beers Jr, 89, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017. George was born in West Carrol Twp., Pennsylvania on March 2, 1928 to parents George and Dorothy Beers. A long time Ravenna resident, George was active and involved with the Ravenna Hot Stove for many years coaching, organizing fundraisers and building backstops. He enjoyed playing golf but most of all he loved his family and...
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Abigail Marie Jeffrey

August 1, 2016 - April 28, 2017

Abigail Marie Jeffrey, 8 months, passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017 after a valiant effort to survive.Abigail was born August 1, 2016 to parents Lelin Carter and Erica E. (Siegenthaler) Jeffrey. Abigail entered life early and had some problems and was going to have a rough road ahead of her, but she was strong and fought her way up the ladder. At times the road was rough for her but she just...
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Shauna Lynn Young

February 9, 1984 - April 24, 2017

Shauna Lynn (Cremeans) Young, age 33 of Rootstown, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 24, 2017.She was born February 9, 1984, in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents Harold G. and Ruth A. (Adkins) Cremeans. Shauna graduated from Rootstown High School in 2002 and was currently finishing her degree from the University of Cincinnati. She was active in the band and loved music. She was known as "Miss...
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Duane Edward Hutton

March 17, 1961 - April 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, Ravenna, OH.
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Frank A. Chanowski

July 13, 1945 - April 23, 2017

Frank A. Chanowski, age 71 of Ravenna, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Akron City Hospital.He was born July 13, 1945, in Akron City Hospital. Frank graduated from Rootstown High School in 1963. He worked for Gougler Industries in Kent for 44 years until retiring. Frank was preceded in death by his father Frank Vincent Chanowski, his mother Julia Jeane (Stievenart), and his step-father...
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April Diane Brunson

October 31, 1940 - April 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, Ravenna, OH.
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William M. Martyne

July 17, 1944 - April 20, 2017

William M. Martyne, age 72 of Deerfield, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017.He was born July 17, 1944, in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents William P. and Marian L. (Oostdyk) Martyne. Bill was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ravenna for over 50 years. He was also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Bill graduated from Ravenna High School Class of 1962. Bill proudly served...
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Ronald Lee Lucas

January 10, 1982 - April 17, 2017

Ronald Lee Lucas, 35, of Ravenna, passed away on April 17, 2017.Ronald was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on January 10, 1982. Ronald loved the outdoors and walking. He liked being with family and friends and enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians and the Browns.Ronald is survived by his mother and father Panda and David Lucas, his sister Stephanie Lucas and his grandparents: Patricia and Paul...
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Larry W. Melton

July 18, 1948 - April 16, 2017

In memory of our loving Father and Papa, services will be held at Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St. in Ravenna, OH from 1:00pm-3:00pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Celebration of Life to follow immediately after services at the VFW Post 1055, 6000 New Milford Rd. Ravenna.Family welcomes all those who cared for and appreciated the unique life of Larry W. Melton to share memories...
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Charlene Detweiler

November 21, 1946 - April 16, 2017

Charlene (Davis) Detweiler, age 70 of Streetsboro, graduated to the glory of her heavenly home on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. She was born November 21, 1946, in Ravenna, Ohio. She is reunited with parents Charles and June Marcene Davis and oldest son Anthony Joseph Cervellino Jr.Charlene leaves behind her sister Nancy Lee (Harry) Smith and brother Chet "Dude" Davis, her son Vincent Louis...
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Kenneth F. Kruger

October 29, 1981 - April 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, Ravenna, OH.
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Darrell J. Stephens

June 24, 1958 - April 12, 2017

Darrell J. Stephens, age 58 of Rootstown, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, due to long term prostate cancer. He had battled this disease like no other, until he lost his fight when it invaded his liver.Darrell was born June 24, 1958, in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents James and Billie Stephens. He was a much loved, strong man, and beloved husband and father. Darrell was very passionate about...
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Steven Michael Miller

July 3, 1957 - April 6, 2017

Steven Michael Miller, age 59 of Atwater, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017.He was born July 3, 1957, in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents Paul J. and Helen (Moff) Miller. Steve worked at Hamrick Manufacturing in Mogadore for 33 years, most recently as plant manager. He was a former member of the Atwater United Methodist Church.Steve was a hard worker, but also enjoyed life. With his birthday only a...
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Violet Rose Gauding

December 3, 1924 - April 3, 2017

Violet Rose Gauding, age 92 of Ravenna, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017, while residing at the Woodlands at Robinson.She was born December 3, 1924, in Paden City, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Elmer and Violet Rose (Price) Leibforth. Violet was a longtime member of the Ravenna Church of Christ. She is survived by her children: Lester Harland (Phyllis) Gauding, Wendy Jo (Thomas) Lyon,...
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Penny A. Scott

November 3, 1954 - April 1, 2017

Penny A. (Robinson) Scott, 62, passed away April 1, 2017 after an illness.She was born on November 3, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan. She grew up in Streetsboro, Ohio, and spent the last 40 years of her life in Rootstown, Ohio. She is the daughter of the late Claude and Gladys Hawn. She worked at Bank One for many years, then spent the last 15 years working as a Records Technician for Coleman...
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Margaret D. McClure

January 28, 1918 - April 1, 2017

Margaret D. McClure, 99, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Margaret was born in Randolph, Ohio to parents Robert and Carrie Anderson on January 28, 1918. Before retirement she had been a long-time legal secretary for law firms in both Ravenna and Kent. Margaret attended Rootstown Congregational Church and had been the oldest member. She loved attending her sons' and grandchildren's...
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Abbie Carol Gungle

April 12, 1940 - April 1, 2017

Abbie Carol (LaRose) Gungle, age 76 of Atwater, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017.She was born April 12, 1940, in Akron, Ohio, to parents Thomas Paul and Helen Kathryn (Steffee) LaRose. Carol was a devoted homemaker and faithful member of Liberty Bible Church. She loved all animals, but especially loved feeding her birds and deer. Carol is survived by her daughter Antoinette LaRose-Tanner and...
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Robert C. Mosher

December 13, 1927 - March 31, 2017

Robert C. Mosher, age 89 of Shalersville, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, March 31, 2017. He was born December 13, 1927, in Cazenovia, New York. Robert proudly served his country as a member of the US Coast Guard during WWII and the US Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a decorated veteran, earning many service medals, including three Purple Heart medals. Robert moved to...
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Walter E. Guenter

May 18, 1942 - March 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, Ravenna, OH.
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Maedell Louise Hill

January 17, 1931 - March 26, 2017

Maedell Louise Hill, 86, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at UH Portage Medical Center in Ravenna.Maedell was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on January 17, 1931 to parents Jesse and Louise Wamer. Maedell was a quiet, simple women who enjoyed music, playing the guitar and playing the organ. She liked gardening and planting flowers and loved spending time with her family.Maedell is survived...
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Edith Marie Burkholder

April 11, 1913 - March 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, Ravenna, OH.
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Mary J. Hughes

June 27, 1951 - March 24, 2017

Mary J. Hughes, age 65 of Atwater, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017. She was born June 27, 1951, in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents Paul and Evelyn (Cody) Hughes. Mary retired from the GE Plant in Ravenna. She attended the Full Gospel Mission Church and the Atwater Congregational Church. Mary loved horses and enjoyed attending and participating in horse shows. She also loved all of her dogs. Mary is...
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