Our Obituaries

Darrell W. Angles

April 28, 1955 - August 16, 2017

Darrell W. Angles, age 62, of Wellston, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the Holzer Medical Center ER in Jackson, Ohio. He was born April 28, 1955 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Homer H. Angles, Jr. and Norma Jean Riffle Angles. Darrell was a 1973 graduate of Vinton County Consolidated High School. He was a former sales rep for both, Starr Electric and State Electric, for...
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Dale Allen McGill

March 30, 1935 - August 10, 2017

Dale Allen McGill, age 82, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at his home. He was born March 30, 1935 in Washington County, Ohio to Leonard Dale McGill and Winnie Taylor McGill. Dale was a 1953 graduate of Rome-Canaan High School in Stewart, Ohio and was also a veteran of the United States Army who served during the Korean War. He retired from CSX Railroad where he was employed...
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Martin C. Mantz

December 27, 1952 - August 9, 2017

Martin C. Mantz, age 64, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at his home. He was born December 27, 1952 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Joseph Mantz, Sr. and Alice M. Cartwright Mantz. Martin was a graduate and valedictorian of Wellston High School class of 1971. He went on to graduate with honors from The Ohio State University School of Pharmacy. For many years Martin was...
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Juanita Marie Delaney

October 22, 1941 - August 9, 2017

Juanita Marie Delaney, age 75, formerly of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at her home in Jamestown, Ohio. She was born October 22, 1941 in Jackson, Ohio, the daughter of the late Clifford Stephenson and Gladys Donaldson Stephenson. Juanita was a graduate of Bellefontaine High School and the Hocking Tech School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse who enjoyed knitting and...
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Robert D. "Bob" Pittenger

May 2, 1950 - August 6, 2017

Robert Daniel "Bob" Pittenger, age 67, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017 at his home. He was born May 2, 1950 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Everett W. Pittenger and Wilma Burke Pittenger. Bob was a former security guard for G4S. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and hunting, and was awesome at building model trains. Bob is survived by his daughter, Tammy Wadsworth (Kevin) of...
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Daniel "Allen" Griffith

April 16, 1932 - August 3, 2017

Daniel "Allen" Griffith, age 85, of Wellston, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 3, 2017 doing what he loved most, farming. He was born April 16, 1932 in Coalton, Ohio to the late Daniel Arthur Griffith and Oleta Clark Griffith. Allen was a Korean War Veteran serving in the U.S. Army. Allen was employed with McNally Pittsburg Manufacturing for 34 years and then later worked for...
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Frances L. "Fran" Alder

February 14, 1944 - August 2, 2017

Frances L. "Fran" Alder, age 73 of McArthur, passed away unexpectedly on August 2, 2017 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus. Born February 14, 1944, Fran was the daughter of Frank and Irene Heft. She is survived by her daughter Billilyn Davidson (Matt) of McArthur; son Frank Alder (Amanda) of McArthur; stepson Dan Alder (Jane) of Athens; grandchildren, Grace, Emma and Asa Davidson, Ella and Joey...
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Pamela L Perkins

July 27, 1955 - July 25, 2017

Pamela L. Perkins, age 61, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday morning, July 25, 2017 at her home. She was born July 27, 1955 in Wellston, Ohio to Dorcil G. Osborne and Dixie Lee Woodruff Osborne. Pam was a 1973 graduate of Wellston High School and a former employee of Speedway in Jackson, where she was employed for 17 years. She was a past member of the American Legion Post 371 Ladies Auxiliary...
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Carlton B Snedecor

March 13, 1921 - July 22, 2017

Carlton B. Snedecor, age 96, of Wellston, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, July 22, 2017 at Jenkins Care Community in Wellston, Ohio. He was born at home in Wellston on March 13, 1921 to the late Benjamin Franklin Snedecor and Leota M. Nichols Snedecor. Carlton was a 1939 graduate of Wellston High School and furthered his education by obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Business...
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John A. Carey, Sr.

July 11, 1936 - July 13, 2017

John A. Carey, Sr., age 81, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Edgewood Manor of Wellston. He was born July 11, 1936 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Joseph G. Carey and Virginia R. Schultz Carey. John was a 1954 graduate of Wellston High School. He was the owner and operator of Carey's Hauling for 50 years and a former employee of Frick-Gallagher Manufacturing in Wellston where...
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Terry Lee Pierce

March 19, 1957 - July 13, 2017

Terry Lee Pierce, age 60, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at his home. He was born March 19, 1957 in Wellston, Ohio. Terry was a retired member of the International Brotherhood of Ohio Carpenters Local #356. He was an enthusiastic motorcyclist who enjoyed building, being outdoors and he loved his dogs. He was a member and past President of the Orphans Friend Lodge #275 F&AM in...
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Terry L. Ervin

October 29, 1956 - July 13, 2017

Terry L. Ervin, age 60, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at his home. He was born October 29, 1956 in Wellston, Ohio to Orland Stanley Ervin, Sr. and Christine D. Trosple Ervin. Terry, a 1974 graduate of Wellston High School, retired in 1998 from the Ohio Department of Transportation where he was employed for over 20 years. Terry always enjoyed going hunting, 4-wheeling and...
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Randall "Randy" Bishop

January 9, 1957 - July 12, 2017

Randall L. "Randy" Bishop, age 60, of Wellston, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, Ohio. He was born January 9, 1957 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Carl Bishop and Verona VanBibber Bishop. Randy, a 1975 graduate of Wellston High School, was employed as a heavy equipment operator with Rumpke Waste, Inc. He was an avid gunsmith who enjoyed...
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Martha "Pat" Adams

August 20, 1932 - July 9, 2017

Martha A. "Pat" Adams, age 84, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at her home. She was born August 20, 1932 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Luther D. Pittenger and Nellie Bartoe Pittenger. In addition to being a seamstress, Pat was a talented musician. She loved going around to area nursing homes and churches, singing and playing the organ and piano for the glory of God. Pat's life...
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Tiffany Faye Adkins

June 11, 1980 - July 6, 2017

Tiffany Faye Adkins, age 37, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, Ohio. She was born June 11, 1980 in Orlando, Florida to Davey Delano Adkins and Pamela Rose Thompson. Tiffany enjoyed working outside in her flowers, but most of all, she loved her nieces and nephews and spending time with them and her family. She is survived by her father,...
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Maude Howard Logan

March 8, 1928 - July 6, 2017

Maude Howard Logan, age 89, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Jenkins Care Community in Wellston. She was born March 8, 1928 in Lawrence, Kentucky, daughter of the late Charles W. Blankenship and Jane Miller Blankenship. Maude, a loving wife, mother and homemaker, was also a former cook at area nursing facilities. She was a member of the Wellston Church of Christ. Maude is...
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Olive C. Gregory

October 13, 1932 - July 2, 2017

Olive C. Gregory, age 84, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Edgewood Manor in Wellston, Ohio. She was born October 13, 1932 in Warrington, Cheshire, England, daughter of the late Stanley Cork and Harriett Evans Cork. Olive grew up in wartime (WWII) near Liverpool, England. She and her family survived bombings and food rations. She immigrated to the United States settling...
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Fern M. Gussler

May 9, 1940 - July 2, 2017

Fern Gussler, age 77 of Byer, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017 at The Holzer Medical Center of Jackson. She was born May 9, 1940 in Jackson County, Ohio to the late Cecil and Sally McKenzie Rowland. Fern was a former dietician for Heartland of Jackson for more than 27 years. She was a faithful member of the Rt. 327 Holiness Church for 44 years. Fern enjoyed attending her church, spending time...
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Joyce Frame

May 9, 1933 - June 30, 2017

Joyce Frame, age 84 of Wellston, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, June 30, 2017, following a short illness. Joyce is survived by her children, David Frame and Kimberly Frame, and her grandchildren; Honor Read, Cynthia Frame and David Frame; and her honorary grandchildren, Sierra, Katelyn and Savannah Wyatt. Additional family that survives include sister, Doris Null of Westerville,...
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Betty J. Coyle

March 28, 1929 - June 26, 2017

Betty J. Coyle, age 88, of Ray, passed away Monday, June 26, 2017 at Heartland of Chillicothe. She was born March 28, 1929 in Vinton County, Ohio to the late Charles Levi McFadden and Ethel Leona Rinehart McFadden. Betty, a 1947 graduate of Allensville High School, was a loving housewife and mother who enjoyed writing poetry and songs and spending time with her family. She was a member of the...
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James F. Tribby

February 15, 1937 - June 24, 2017

James F. Tribby, age 80, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Edgewood Manor in Wellston. He was born February 15, 1937 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Leonard Tribby and Delphia Marks Tribby. Jim was a 1956 graduate of Wellston High School. He was a proud veteran who served two tours of duty with the United States Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Jim was a former employee...
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Norma Lee Holp

October 3, 1924 - June 23, 2017

Norma Lee Holp, age 92, of Jackson, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at Four Winds Community in Jackson. She was born October 3, 1924 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Orville D. Case and Helen Faye Kolp Case. Norma, a veteran of the United States Navy who served during WWII, was an avid supporter of veteran's associations including Paralyzed Veterans, Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of...
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Ronald Allen Lindsey Jr.

December 11, 1974 - June 19, 2017

Ronald Allen Lindsey, Jr., age 42 of Wellston, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at his home. He was born December 11, 1974 in Columbus, Ohio. Ronnie was a former tow truck driver and construction worker. He was an avid Cleveland Browns fan who enjoyed working outdoors. Ronnie is survived by his mother, Gail Kennard Tipton of Dayton; wife, Amanda Shannon Lindsey of Wellston; children, Joshua...
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Betty Jean Barnett

September 30, 1936 - May 30, 2017

With a heavy heart, I will try to write the obituary of my dearly beloved mother. Betty Jean Mullins Barnett, age 80, of Hamden, was born September 30, 1936 in Jenkins, Kentucky. She left this earth on May 30, 2017 at the age of 80. She is preceded in death by her parents, John J. Mullins and Alberta "Bertie" Stewart Mullins; sister, Lenoris Baker, and grandson, Clinton. She was married to...
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Alma Davis Lavender

January 16, 1924 - May 21, 2017

Alma E. Lavender, age 93, of Cincinnati, and a former resident of Wellston, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Glendale Place in Cincinnati. She was born January 16, 1924 in Wellston, Ohio, the daughter of the late Carl S. Davis and Clara Maude Levering Davis. Alma was a 1941 graduate of Wellston High School. She was a loving wife and mother, as well as being a former employee of Perdue's...
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Jason Lee Steele, Sr.

August 5, 1973 - May 20, 2017

Jason Lee Steele, Sr., age 43 of West Blocton, Alabama, and a former resident of Wellston, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 at his home. He was born August 5, 1973 in Chillicothe, Ohio to Roger Randolph "Randy" Steele and Phyllis Robinson Steele. Jason worked for Southern Hauler in Calera, Alabama. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, hiking, rock hunting, derby cars, mushroom hunting and spending...
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Michelle Dutcher Miller

February 13, 1972 - May 20, 2017

Michelle Irene Dutcher Miller, age 45, of Hamden, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Holzer Medical Center ER in Jackson, Ohio. She was born February 13, 1972 in Nelsonville, Ohio to William "Bub" Dutcher and Linda Jividen Dutcher Maerker. Michelle was a 1990 graduate of Vinton County High School. Michelle met the love of her life, Gary Miller, a Wellston guy, when she was...
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William Lee Howard

April 24, 1945 - May 19, 2017

William Lee "Billy" Howard, age 72, of Wellston, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at Edgewood Manor in Wellston where he had made his home for the past 37 years. He was born April 24, 1945 in Portsmouth, Ohio, son of the late Roy Howard and Laura Hazel Watts Howard. Billy Lee is survived by several cousins. He was preceded in death by his cousins, Ada Long, Earl Fout and Lou Christian. ...
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Joan Hollingshead Dunn

November 10, 1962 - May 18, 2017

Joan L. Hollingshead Dunn, age 54, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the home of her daughter. She was born November 10, 1962 in Marysville, Ohio to Richard D. Hollingshead, Sr. and Norma M. Weber Hollingshead. Joan was a 1981 graduate of Wellston High School and a 1996 graduate of Buckeye Hills School of Nursing. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse, a former substitute...
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Alan C. Arthur

April 9, 1955 - May 6, 2017

Alan C. Arthur, age 62, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at his home. He was born April 9, 1955 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Cecil S. Arthur and Laura M. Coyle Arthur. Alan graduated from Wellston High School in the class of 1973 and then continued his education by attending Ohio University and Penn State School of Mining. Following in his parent' s footsteps, Alan was a former...
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Grace Spires

September 25, 1919 - April 27, 2017

Grace Spires, age 97, of Ewington, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Holzer Senior Care Center in Bidwell, Ohio. She was born September 25, 1919 in Roane Co, West Virginia to the late Seldon B. Kincaid and Mary Herrald Kincaid. Grace, a former pastor's wife, was a loving homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She was an artist who enjoyed painting and writing poetry, as well as...
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Mildred Ann Hall

January 27, 1932 - April 26, 2017

Mildred Ann Hall, age 85, of Wellston, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born January 27, 1932 in Pikeville, Kentucky to the late Andrew Jackson Hamilton and Octavia Keathley Hamilton. Mildred was a loving wife, mother and homemaker, who was a former certified preschool teacher with the Jackson County Head...
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Ernest L. Barney

October 17, 1928 - April 22, 2017

Ernest L. Barney, age 88, of McArthur, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He was born October 17, 1928 in Allensville, Ohio to the late Elza Jacob Barney and Flossie Peck Barney. Ernie retired from Lake Hope State Park, where he was employed as a maintenance man for 15 years. He was a member of the Redman organization and he enjoyed rabbit...
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Louise Wilson

February 5, 1924 - April 19, 2017

Margaret Louise Wilson, age 93, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the Holzer Assisted Living in Jackson, Ohio. She was born February 5, 1924 in Wellston, Ohio, daughter of the late Clifford Converse Welch and Ada Marie Grady Welch. Louise was a 1942 graduate of Wellston High School. She was a former secretary and bookkeeper at Morrow Manufacturing Co., Buckeye Furnace...
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C.J. Nicholas

December 27, 1948 - April 12, 2017

Camille Joseph "C.J." Nicholas, age 68, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at his residence. He was born December 27, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Camille and Marie Joseph Nicholas. C.J. was a 1967 graduate of Wellston High School and attended Miami University. He was a local businessman, who most recently was the owner and operator of Hardwood Furniture and...
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Imogene Downard

February 16, 1928 - April 8, 2017

Irma Imogene Downard, age 89 of Seton Square, Wellston, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, Ohio. She was born February 16, 1928 in Coalton, Ohio to the late Harry and Grace Dixon Lucas. Imogene was a 1946 graduate of Coalton High School. On August 10, 1946, she married George Edward Downard, to whom she was married for 40 years at the time of his death...
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Ila M. Compston

March 12, 1940 - April 8, 2017

Ila M. Compston, age 77, of Wellston, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio following a long, courageous battle with leukemia. She was born March 12, 1940 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Daniel Preston Ramsey and Mabel Marie Gray Ramsey. Ila retired in 2010 from Pillsbury, where she was employed for 17 years. She was a...
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William E. "Bill" Mulhern, Sr.

July 14, 1934 - April 5, 2017

William E. "Bill" Mulhern, Sr., age 82, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Cape Coral Hospital in Cape Coral, Florida. He was born July 14, 1934, in Wellston, Ohio, to the late James T. and Rose Young Mulhern. Bill was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who served in the Korean War. For his sacrificial service to his country, Bill was the recipient of the...
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Wyladene Kay Cheatwood

October 21, 1938 - April 5, 2017

Wyladene Kay Cheatwood, age 78, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at her home. She was born October 21, 1938 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Lawrence Fitzgerald and Jenny Emmert Fitzgerald. Wyladene, a 1956 graduate of Wellston High School, retired from General Mills where she was employed for many, many years. She attended the former Trinity United Methodist Church in Wellston...
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Herbert E. Ponn

July 2, 1939 - April 3, 2017

Herbert E. Ponn, age 77, of Wellston, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 at Four Winds Community in Jackson, Ohio. He was born July 2, 1939 in Ewington, Ohio to the late Francis L. Ponn and Gladyse Marie Reed Ponn. Herb was a 1957 graduate of Wilton High School and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He retired from the State of Ohio Department of Transportation where he was employed...
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Evelyn M. Butt

September 22, 1932 - April 1, 2017

Evelyn M. Butt, age 84, of Ray, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Four Winds Community in Jackson, Ohio. She was born September 22, 1932 in Vinton County, Ohio to the late Charles Levi McFadden and Ethel Leona Rinehart McFadden. Evelyn attended Allensville Schools and was a loving homemaker, mother, grandmother and sister. She enjoyed reading and attending flea markets, and she loved...
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Ray A. "Rosie" Spearry

June 29, 1925 - March 31, 2017

Ray A. "Rosie" Spearry, Sr., age 91, of Wellston, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 at his home. He was born June 29, 1925 in Wellston, Ohio, son of the late Burt Leroy Spearry and Mabel Claire Buffington Spearry. Rosie was a former coal miner for Walton Coal Company and was also a former employee of RJ Reynolds and Pillsbury. He was a member of the Community Chapel Church of Christ in...
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Lance Wilson

July 5, 1945 - March 30, 2017

Lance Wilson, age 71, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Edgewood Manor of Wellston. He was born July 5, 1945 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late James William Wilson and Florence Ruth Howard Wilson. Lance was a 1963 graduate of Hamilton Township High School and a 1970 graduate of Rio Grande College, where he received his Bachelor's degree. Lance, an educator, was formerly...
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Allan D. Brown

February 16, 1946 - March 23, 2017

Allan D. Brown, age 71, of Wellston, passed away suddenly on Thursday evening, March 23, 2017, doing what he loved to do, farming. He was born February 16, 1946 in Wellston, Ohio, to the late Wayne B. Brown and Avonelle D. Leasure Brown. Allan, a 1964 graduate of Coalton High School, was a veteran of the United States Army Reserves. He was a project engineer for the former McNally Pittsburg...
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Beulah M. Little

May 12, 1924 - March 20, 2017

Beulah M. Little, age 92, of Wellston, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born May 12, 1924 in Wolf Pit, Kentucky to the late Lonza J. Ratliff and Tennessee Kinney Ratliff. Beulah was the former owner and operator, along with her husband, of Little's Grocery in Hamden. She was a high school graduate who was proud of the fact that...
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Erma I. Sandy

July 18, 1922 - March 14, 2017

Erma I. Sandy, age 94, of Hamden, passed away Tuesday morning, March 14, 2017, at Jenkins Care Community in Wellston, Ohio. She was born July 18, 1922 in McArthur, Ohio, daughter of the late Fred Downard and Faye Townsend Downard. Erma, a 1942 graduate of Hamden High School, was a former employee of Cuddy Farms in McArthur, and she retired in 1994 from Pillsbury in Wellston. In her earlier...
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Marlene R. Brenner

December 7, 1932 - March 7, 2017

Marlene R. Brenner, age 84, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at her home. She was born December 7, 1932 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Austin Gill, Sr. and Loma B. Harber Gill. Marlene was a 1950 graduate of Wellston High School. She was the former owner and operator, along with her husband, John, of Brenner's Grocery and Carry-Out in Wellston. Marlene was an avid bingo player...
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Wilma Ann Thacker

February 20, 1981 - March 6, 2017

Wilma Ann Thacker, age 36, of Wellston, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. She was born February 20, 1981 in Yokosuka, Japan. Wilma, a proud member of the United States Navy from 2006 through 2014, served her country during the Afghanistan War and the Global War on Terrorism. She served on the DDG72 USS Maham and ACU #4 in Littlecreek, Virginia,...
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Timothy A. Bailey

February 25, 1967 - March 5, 2017

Timothy A. Bailey, age 50, of Coalton, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the Kobacker House Hospice Facility in Columbus, Ohio following a brief illness. He was born February 25, 1967 in Oak Hill, West Virginia to the late Jack Dempsey Bailey and Betty Louise Atha Bailey. Tim was a hard working man who was employed by the Montgomery Trucking Company in Wellston. He is survived by his...
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April R. Higginbotham

August 14, 1981 - March 4, 2017

April R. Higginbotham, age 35, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017. She was born August 14, 1981 in Charleston, West Virginia. April was a 1999 graduate of Wellston High School and held an Associate's Degree from Rio Grande University. She enjoyed bowling, taking part in her daughter's gymnastic activities and spending time with her family and friends. April is survived by her...
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Kimberly Elaine Gottfried

October 24, 1994 - February 27, 2017

Kimberly Elaine Gottfried, age 22, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017. She was born October 24, 1994 in Fairfax, Virginia, daughter of Bryan S. Gottfried and Laura Elaine Walker Benedetti. Kim was a former student at Vinton County High School, where she played girls basketball. She was the kindest person who loved everyone with an open heart and open mind. ...
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Harley W. Canode

August 20, 1937 - February 24, 2017

. Harley W. Canode, age 79 of Jackson, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017 at the Four Winds Nursing Facility. He was born August 20, 1937 in Dexter, Ohio to the late John W. Canode and Sylvia G. Wiseman Canode. Harley was a former self-employed carpenter and attended the Wellston Church of the Nazarene. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ann A. Wilbur Canode, whom he married on...
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Shelley Marie Ousley Rowe

April 14, 1978 - February 23, 2017

Shelley Marie Ousley Rowe, age 38, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Ohio State University Medical Center East in Columbus, Ohio. She was born April 14, 1978 in Chillicothe, Ohio to Paul Douglas Ousley and Vicki Diane Sowers Ousley. Shelley was a 1996 graduate of Wellston High School. She was a registered nurse who received her Associates Degree in Nursing from...
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David Lee Matteson

December 11, 1942 - February 22, 2017

David Lee Matteson, age 74, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at his home. He was born December 11, 1942 in Columbus, Ohio, son of the late Leland James Matteson, Jr. and Marjorie Rebecca Harris Matteson Fields. David was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a former self-employed contractor and a former airplane pilot who enjoyed flying private planes as well as...
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Ronda Cheatwood Graves

January 30, 1965 - February 19, 2017

Ronda Leigh Cheatwood Graves, age 52, of McArthur, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Both of Ronda's parents were with her as she passed away from a long illness and complications from major surgery. She was born January 30, 1965 in Columbus, Ohio to Ronald L. Cheatwood and Wanda A. Gould Cheatwood. Ronda was a...
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Randy Sizemore

September 18, 1949 - February 19, 2017

Randy Sizemore, age 67, of Waverly, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born September 18, 1949 in Scioto County, Ohio to the late James Elmer Sizemore and Mary Marie Roof Sizemore. Randy, a 1967 graduate of Jackson High School , was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He was an electrician who...
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Clyde Smith

February 20, 1947 - February 17, 2017

Clyde Smith, age 69, of Wellston, passed away peacefully Friday, February 17, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born February 20, 1947 in Knott County, Kentucky, son of the late Edgar Smith and Nancy Lee Triplett Smith. Clyde was drafted into the United States Army during the Vietnam era. Following his military service, Clyde went on to become an operating engineer with...
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Allen J. Lendway

March 17, 1945 - February 14, 2017

Allen J. Lendway, age 71, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born March 17, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Joseph and Mary Andrews Lendway. Allen was a veteran of the United States Navy who served during the Vietnam War and was a former employee of Harley-Davidson. He is survived by son, Jason Lendway (Penny)...
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Vaughn M. Baker

November 20, 1917 - February 14, 2017

Vaughn M. Baker, age 99, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Jenkins Care Community in Wellston. She was born November 30, 1917 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Thomas Vaughn Stevens and Della Whetstone Stevens. Vaughn, a 1935 graduate of Wellston High School, was a loving homemaker who was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She was also a member of the...
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Violet Jean Davis

December 7, 1942 - February 6, 2017

Violet Jean Davis, age74, of Lima, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at the Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima, Ohio. She was born December 7, 1942 in Wellston, Ohio, daughter of the late Charles Thomas McNeely and Sylvia Mae Vititoe McNeely. Violet attended Wellston High School. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister , aunt and homemaker, and she was a caregiver of many. She...
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Linda J. Merrill

October 2, 1947 - February 6, 2017

Linda J. Merrill, age 69, of Huber Heights, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017, at the home of her son in Jackson. She was born October 2, 1947 in Payne Gap, Kentucky to the late Dick L. Johnson and Valma E. Whitaker Johnson. Linda was a 1965 graduate of Wellston High School and she was a licensed insurance agent. Linda, an avid fan of the Kentucky Wildcats, the Ohio State Buckeyes and the...
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Jeremy Robert Griffith

April 27, 1976 - February 5, 2017

Jeremy Robert Griffith, age 40, of McArthur, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017, at his home. He was born April 27, 1976 in Gallipolis, Ohio to Kenneth C. Griffith and Susan E. DePue Griffith. Jeremy was a 1996 graduate of Wellston High School. He was a lineman and former foreman for PLS Power Lines and MasTec. Jeremy enjoyed fishing, watching football on T.V., as well as the Wellston...
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Michael D. Sheeter, Sr.

February 21, 1947 - January 31, 2017

Michael Dee Sheeter, Sr., age 69 of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017. He was born February 21, 1947 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Dwight S. Sheeter and Dorothy L. McFarland Sheeter Haines. Mike was a 1965 graduate of Lynchburg High School and was a member of the Army National Guard. He retired from GTE North, where he was employed for 29 1/2 years. Mike was a member of the...
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Jim Holtz

September 18, 1941 - January 30, 2017

James W. "Jim" Holtz, age 75, of Hamden, passed away Monday, January 30, 2017 at his home. He was born September 18, 1941 in Wellston, Ohio, son of the late James Christopher Holtz and Nadine Virginia Ogle Holtz. Jim was a 1959 graduate of Wellston High School and a Veteran of the United States Army who served in Turkey. He was retired from Ford Motor Company, where he was employed for 39...
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Donald W. Tedrow

June 7, 1935 - January 29, 2017

Donald W. Tedrow, age 81, of Hamden, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 at his home. He was born June 7, 1935 in Hamden, Ohio to the late Avie R. Tedrow and Ethel A. Tripp Tedrow. Don was a veteran of the United States Navy who served during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the railroad, having been formerly employed by both B&O and DT&I. Don was affiliated with the Hamden United...
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Marvin R. Seymour

March 21, 1943 - January 29, 2017

Marvin R. Seymour, age 73, of Hamden, passed away Sunday morning, January 29, 2017 at his home. He was born March 21, 1943 in Wellston, Ohio, son of the late James R. Seymour and Gladys V. Young Seymour. Marvin was a 1961 graduate of Wellston High School. He retired as a supervisor from General Mills, where he was employed for 22 years. Marvin was a current Councilman for the Village of...
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Wanda Mae Dunlap

September 14, 1951 - January 26, 2017

Wanda Mae Dunlap, age 65, of Londonderry, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 at her home. She was born September 14, 1951 in Jackson County, Ohio, daughter of the late Robert and Loretta Gee Morgan. Wanda Mae was a 1969 graduate of Vinton County High School and she recently retired from General Mills where she was employed for 34 years. She attended the Dundas Church and enjoyed gardening...
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George C. Brown

June 16, 1956 - January 25, 2017

George C. Brown, age 60, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at his home. He was born June 16, 1956 in Wellston, Ohio, son of the late Merrill and Irene Knox Brown. George was a former employee of OSCO Industries in Jackson. He enjoyed shooting pool, hunting, watching NASCAR and football games on T.V. and spending time with his family. He is survived by his daughter, Tasha...
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Helen L. Griffith

October 4, 1932 - January 24, 2017

Helen L. Griffith, age 84, of Wellston, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. She was born October 4, 1932 in Glenroy, Ohio to the late William Roy Trace and Hattie D. Barlow Trace. Helen was a loving homemaker who was also a former health care provider at Edgewood Manor of Wellston. She attended The Old Country Church and she had this one testimony, that she pleased The...
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Keith V. Fetherolf

August 28, 1957 - January 20, 2017

Keith V. Fetherolf, age 59, of McArthur, passed away Friday morning, January 20, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He went to be with his Lord following his courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Keith was born August 28, 1957 in Lancaster, Ohio to Rollie Vernon Fetherolf and Alice Mae Johnston Fetherolf. Keith was a 1975 graduate of Vinton County Consolidated High School...
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Gloria M. Ankrom

December 13, 1962 - January 18, 2017

Gloria M. Ankrom, age 54, of McArthur, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, Ohio. She was born December 13, 1962 in Sanford, Florida, daughter of the late Donald James Sprague and Marie Ballard Sprague. Gloria, a 1981 graduate of Vinton County High School, was a licensed minister with the United Methodist Conference. She was currently the Pastor at...
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Mary H. Waldron

April 25, 1950 - January 18, 2017

Mary H. Waldron, age 66, of Coalton, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Four Winds Community in Jackson, Ohio. She was born April 25, 1950 in Webster Springs, West Virginia to the late Adam Eckridge Hamrick and Violet Madelin Frederick Hamrick. Mary was a graduate of Webster Springs High School and a Veteran of the United States Army. She was a former nursing assistant and a former...
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Anna Marie Kimbel

September 11, 1940 - January 17, 2017

Anna Marie Kimbel, age 76, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at her home. She was born September 11, 1940 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Kermit P. Evans and Ella Marie Hamilton Evans. Anna Marie was a 1958 graduate of Wellston High School. She retired from the First National Bank of Wellston, where she was employed for 36 years. For over 20 years, Anna Marie...
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Millard "Gene" Kerby

August 26, 1932 - January 17, 2017

The Rev. Millard "Gene" Kerby, age 84, of Oak Hill, Ohio, and formerly of Calhoun County, West Virginia, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from the Edgewood Manor Nursing Facility in Wellston, Ohio. He was born August 26, 1932 in Calhoun County, West Virginia to the late Orval Kerby and Velma B. Carpenter Kerby. Gene was a 1950 graduate of Calhoun County High School...
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Beverly Darlene Branscomb

August 8, 1939 - January 13, 2017

Beverly Darlene Branscomb, age 77, of Vinton, passed away Friday morning, January 13, 2017 at her home. She was born August 8, 1939 in Alger, Ohio, daughter of the late Lewis Givens and Mary King Stober. Darlene was a loving homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, having cookouts and playing cards. In years past, she was a caregiver at the County Home in Hardin County. Darlene...
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Nellie Louise Sexton

November 4, 1933 - January 6, 2017

Nellie Louise Sexton, age 83, of Wellston, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, January 6, 2017 from the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born November 4, 1933 in Carter County, Kentucky to the late Charlie Thomas and Julie Felty Thomas. Nellie was a loving homemaker and faithful Christian lady. She was a member of the Community Chapel CCU (formerly Wellston #3) and...
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Austin D. "Milli" Milliken

July 2, 1999 - January 5, 2017

Austin D. "Milli" Milliken, age 17, of Wellston, passed away Thursday morning, January 5, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family, following a courageous 17 year battle with AVM. He was born July 2, 1999 in Chillicothe, Ohio to Matthew S. Milliken and Mary E. Walters Milliken. Austin, a senior at Wellston High School, had already received his diploma from Wellston City Schools, making...
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Douglas Allan Heitman

April 27, 1940 - December 23, 2016

Douglas Allan Heitman, age 76, of Zaleski, beloved husband, grandfather and great grandfather went to be with the Lord on December 23, 2016. He was born April 27, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of the late Herman Heitman and Dorothy Grunner Heitman. Douglas was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Joan Heitman, a son, Brian, four daughters, Heather, Rosalie,...
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Roger D. Jordan

July 2, 1948 - December 21, 2016

Roger D. Jordan, age 68, of McArthur, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at his home. He was born July 2, 1948 in McArthur, Ohio, the son of the late Willis Foster Jordan and Fostina Mae South Jordan. Roger was retired from Buckeye Automotive in McArthur where he was employed as a machinist. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Fellowship Church in Wellston, and in his spare time, Roger...
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Garnetta M. Holzapfel

May 30, 1923 - December 17, 2016

Garnetta M. "Gigi" Holzapfel, age 93, of Wellston passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Jenkins Care Community in Wellston. She was born May 30, 1923 in Davisville, Ohio, Coal Township, to the late Everett Evan Richards and Augusta Rebecca Leach Richards. Garnetta was a 1941 graduate of Coalton High School. Along with being a loving housewife and homemaker, she was a former employee of...
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Roger E. Richards

January 2, 1920 - December 14, 2016

Roger E. Richards, age 96, of Bluffton, South Carolina and a former resident of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at the Masonic Home in Springfield, Ohio. He was born January 2, 1920 in Coalton, Ohio to the late Everett Evan Richards and Augusta Leach Richards. Roger was a 1937 graduate of Coalton High School and was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, having...
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Charles A. "Buck" Bobo

December 7, 1950 - December 13, 2016

Charles A. "Buck" Bobo, age 66, of Wilkesville, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at his home. He was born December 7, 1950 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Carlos V. Bobo and Dorothy N. Potts Bobo. Buck was the owner and operator of the former Bobo's Feed and Supply in Wilkesville. He loved riding and training horses and he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Buck was a...
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Clarice "Maxine" Gallicchio

September 27, 1928 - December 12, 2016

Clarice "Maxine" Gallicchio, age 88, of Wellston, passed away Monday, December 12, 2016 at Four Winds Community in Jackson, Ohio. She was born September 27, 1928 in Jackson County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Clarence Donald Kight and Viola Marcella Hatfield Kight Miller. Maxine was a former food manager at K-Mart in Grove City. She was a member of the Coalton Free Will Baptist Church and...
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Floyd Leo "F.L." Jenkins, Jr.

August 27, 1949 - December 7, 2016

Floyd Leo "F.L." Jenkins, Jr., age 67, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the V.A. Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born August 27, 1949 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Floyd Leo Jenkins, Sr. and Helen Irene Cartwright Jenkins. F.L. was a proud veteran of the United States Army who served during the Vietnam War. He was a former self-employed handyman, as well as...
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Earl Jay Downard, Sr

June 24, 1953 - December 4, 2016

Earl Jay Downard, Sr., age 63, of Hamden, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 at his home. He was born June 24, 1953 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Ernest Robert Downard and Marjorie Jane Williams Downard. Earl was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged from the military following 10 years of active duty and 1 year of active...
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James Ray "Jimmy" Perry

July 29, 1963 - November 30, 2016

James Ray "Jimmy" Perry, age 53, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the Four Winds Community in Jackson, Ohio following a long battle with leukemia. He was born July 29, 1963 in Oak Hill, Ohio to Delbert Eugene Perry, Sr. and Helen Mae Scarrett Perry. Jimmy attended Wellston High School and Buckeye Hills Career Center. He was a former self-employed construction worker who...
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Karen L. Angles

July 21, 1940 - November 24, 2016

Karen L. Angles, age 76, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Jenkins Care Community in Wellston. She was born July 21, 1940 in Vinton County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Elza and Julia Salmons Camp. Karen was a 1958 graduate of Wellston High School and was a former supervisor at Austin Powder. She is survived by her children, P.D. Angles of Wellston, Tami Downard (Scott)...
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Dean W. Swingle

August 7, 1934 - November 24, 2016

Dean W. Swingle, age 82, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016 at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born August 7, 1934 in Akron, Ohio to the late James Wilbur Swingle and Georgia Howe Swingle. Dean was a 1953 graduate of Jackson High School and a veteran of the United State Army and the Air Force Reserves. Dean, an Engineering Technician, retired...
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Wilbur E. Ward, Jr.

June 11, 1924 - November 18, 2016

Wilbur E. Ward, Jr., age 92, of Wellston, passed away Friday morning, November 18, 2016 at his home. He was born June 11, 1924 in Cheshire, Ohio to the late Wilbur E. Ward, Sr. and Ada Ward. Wilbur was a Sergeant in the United States Army, who served during WWII as a Pharmacy Technician. He was a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Pharmacy and was the owner and operator of the...
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Nina R. Glass

January 26, 1929 - November 17, 2016

Nina R. Glass, age 87, of Wellston, was called home to the Lord on Thursday, November 17, 2016, from the Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio. She was born January 26, 1929 in Glenroy, Ohio to the late Rev. Edward Stevens and Lulabelle Gilliland Stevens. Nina attended Berlin School and Wellston High School. She was a loving housewife who also formerly worked as a nurse's aide at Jenkins...
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Lois Arlene Allen

July 30, 1934 - November 15, 2016

Lois Arlene Allen, age 82, of McArthur, passed away peacefully at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. She was born July 30, 1934 in Logan, Ohio to the late Ellsworth Barnhart and Eva Pearl Conner Barnhart (Strawsburg). Lois was a loving homemaker who enjoyed reading, watching Westerns on T.V. and spending time with her family. She is survived by her 3...
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Helen Heiser

June 19, 1925 - November 15, 2016

Helen Heiser, age 91, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday morning, November 15, 2016, at the Holzer Assisted Living in Jackson. She is survived by her sons, Larry, Jeff and Bruce, and was preceded in death by her husband, Harold in 1997. Services will be Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 1 P.M. at the Epstein Memorial Chapel, 3232 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio.
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Mary Katherine Parker

September 30, 1962 - November 14, 2016

Mary Katherine Parker, age 54, of Wellston, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 at the Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio. She was born September 30, 1962 in Oak Hill, Ohio to Robert Leslie Thompson and Caroline Genevieve Wilt Thompson. Mary attended Jackson High School and was a former employee of General Mills until her health started to decline. She enjoyed horseback and trail...
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Brian Keith Johnston

November 13, 1966 - November 6, 2016

Brian Keith Johnston, age 49, of Allensville, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016, at his home. He was born November 13, 1966 in Chillicothe, Ohio to Ray E. Johnston and Linda S. Moore Jordan. Brian was a 1985 graduate of Vinton County High School and was a former employee of Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Jackson for 10 years. He loved the outdoors, where he enjoyed riding his four-wheeler,...
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Rebecca Kim Ziegler

December 24, 1959 - November 6, 2016

Rebecca Kim Ziegler, age 56, of Cincinnati, and a former resident of Wellston, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones, on Sunday, November 6, 2016, at Hospice of Cincinnati. She was born December 24, 1959 in Oak Hill, Ohio to Howard Kent Ziegler and Josephine A. Horton Ziegler. Kim was a 1978 graduate of Oak Hill High School and Buckeye Hills Career Center. She was a loving...
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Judith I. "Judy" Grimm

December 5, 1942 - November 2, 2016

Judith I. "Judy" Grimm, age 73, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the Four Winds Nursing Facility in Jackson, Ohio. She was born December 5, 1942 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania to the late Harry W. Cole and Willa M. Umble Cole. Judy was a homemaker who enjoyed playing bingo in her spare time. She was a member of the Wellston Jr. Study Club and the V.F.W. Post #93 in...
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Freda M. Frederick

October 28, 1928 - November 1, 2016

Freda M. Frederick, age 88, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Edgewood Manor of Wellston. She was born October 28, 1928 in Wilmot, Ohio to the late Frederick William Frederick and Iva May Sampsel Frederick. Freda was a homemaker who enjoyed making crafts. She attended the Roads Missionary Church. Freda is survived by her sisters, Audrey Jean Frederick of Wilmot, Ohio and...
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Catherine L. "Cathy" Swift

March 8, 1947 - October 31, 2016

Catherine L. "Cathy" Swift, age 69, of Wellston, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016, at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. She was born March 8, 1947 in Mason County, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Jack Bowling and Betty Bishop Shipman. Cathy was employed at General Mills in Wellston, where she had worked for over 25 years. She attended The Vessel...
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Michael E. "Mike" Brown

December 13, 1960 - October 25, 2016

Michael E. "Mike" Brown, age 55, of Jackson, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Mike was being treated at Ohio State University's Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, for heart complications when he suddenly passed. He was born December 13, 1960 to Walter H. Brown and Emma Barbara Brown, who preceded him in death. Mike, a lumberjack by trade, was a 1979...
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Alice M. Tatman

November 4, 1932 - October 15, 2016

Alice M. Tatman, age 83, of McArthur, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016, at her home. She was born November 4, 1932 in Pickaway, Ohio to the late Albert Jordan Knece and Nellie G. Mills Knece. Alice was a former employee of Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Logan for 16 years. She is survived by son, Curtis D. Tatman (Sherry) of Jackson; daughter, Judy E. Himelrick (David) of McArthur;...
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