Our Obituaries

Jerry Arlan Simmons

May 19, 1949 - January 23, 2018

Jerry Arlan Simmons, 68 of Fresno died Tuesday January 23, 2018, at Genesis Hospital, He was born in Chili on May 19, 1949, to the late Harold Delmar and Opal (West) Simmons. He served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971 and later worked as a truck driver. On September 23, 1978, he married Audrey (Potter) Simmons, who survives. Jerry was a Chevy car and truck fanatic and spent time in his...
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Gale Ellsworth Myers

November 25, 1932 - January 22, 2018

Gale E. Myers, 85, of West Lafayette, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018.Gale was born in Galloway on November 25, 1932 to the late Elmer E. and Mary Viola (Leindecker) Myers. He graduated in 1950 from Groveport High School and went on to attend Ohio State University. Gale served as a Private First Class in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 where he was a cook in the Quarter Master Corp. Gale...
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Bradley Dale Kaiser

March 27, 1944 - January 14, 2018

Bradley Dale Kaiser, age 73, of West Lafayette, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018. He was born on March 27, 1944, in Dover, Ohio to the late Clarence "Bud" and Hazel (Rummell) Kaiser. Brad was a 1962 graduate of Gnadenhutten High School. On April 18, 1964, he married Esther Thomas and shared almost 54 years of marriage. Brad worked several places in his lifetime and retired from Western...
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Shirley Ann DeWitt

February 2, 1935 - January 12, 2018

Shirley Ann DeWitt of Coshocton, Ohio went to be with her family and friends on the morning of January 12, 2018. She was born June 25, 1935 in Coshocton to the late Jesse M. and Lela J. (Fortune) Watson.She was married to Orville G. DeWitt on June 24, 1966 who preceded her in death on May 22, 1992.A 1953 graduate of Coshocton High School, she was employed for over 30 years in the County Auditor's...
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Shirley Ann DeWitt

February 2, 1935 - January 12, 2018

Shirley Ann DeWitt, age 82, of Coshocton, passed away at her home on Friday, January 12, 2018. Per Shirley's wishes, a cremation will take place at a later date.
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Richard Irvin Evans

October 17, 1946 - January 11, 2018

Judge Richard I. Evans, age 71, of West Lafayette, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Richard was born in Coshocton on October 17, 1946 to the late Robert and Dorothy (Selders) Evans. After high school, he obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1971 and went on to serve Coshocton County in the Common Pleas Court for 33 years before he...
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David Reichert

November 28, 1942 - January 10, 2018

David Allen Reichert, 75, of Dennison, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the Oak Pointe Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center under Hospice Care. He was born in Washington, Pennsylvania on November 28, 1942 to the late Harold Thomas and Helen Elizabeth (Vass) Reichert. He served in the United States Army and worked as a sales and marketing executive that allowed him to travel...
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Lurena Estelle McInerney

July 19, 1923 - January 4, 2018

Lurena E. McInerney, age 94 of Coshocton, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018. She was born in Georgia but raised in Alabama on July 19, 1923 to the late Tracy and Leeanna (Phillips) Stapler. Lurena retired from Edmont Glove Company after 30 plus years. She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, and fishing but most importantly she loved family get togethers and enjoyed spending time with each...
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Joyce Anne Dasher

September 22, 1925 - January 3, 2018

Joyce Anne (Foster) Dasher, Columbus, entered into the joy that God prepared for her on January 3, 2018. She was born on September 22, 1925 (she would want you to do the math to figure out how old she was, as she was always teaching) in Coshocton County. She was welcomed by parents M. Theodore and Esther Marie (Burrell) Foster and brother Thomas Ellsworth Foster, all who preceded her in death. ...
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Robert Lloyd Mathews

February 2, 1929 - January 1, 2018

Robert "Tweet" Lloyd Mathews, Sr., age 88, of Coshocton, passed away on January 1, 2018.Tweet was born on February 2, 1929 in Coshocton to the late William and Jenny (Perry) Mathews. After graduating high school, he went on to work as a fireman, a steel worker for Clow, and then as a groundskeeper for Hickory Flats Golf Course. Tweet served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War until he was...
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Russell Lee Gibbs

September 18, 1943 - December 31, 2017

Russell Lee "Butch" Gibbs, 74 of Fresno, Ohio died Sunday morning, December 31, 2017 at his home. He was born September 18, 1943 in Dover, Ohio to the late Russell (Paulene) Gibbs and Bessie (Ernie) Ames. On June 19, 1971, he married Linda (Deibel) Gibbs, who survives. Russell was a graduate of Fresno High School. He served in the United State Army from 1968-1970 and retired from General...
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Dixie Darlene Leonard

May 22, 1949 - December 23, 2017

Dixie Darlene (Woodruff) Leonard, 68, of Coshocton, passed away in the comfort of her home on Saturday, December 23, 2017.Dixie was born in Columbus on May 22, 1949 to the late Welda Oliver Woodruff and Cora Ann Thornsley. After high school, Dixie worked for many years in the healthcare field, working as an aide up to supervisor. On October 5, 1993, she married Jim Leonard. Dixie loved spending...
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Francis Leroy Hinds

August 7, 1934 - December 16, 2017

Francis Leroy Hinds, 83, of West Lafayette, passed away in the comfort of his home on Saturday, December 16, 2017, surrounded by his loved ones.Francis was born in West Lafayette on August 7, 1934 to the late Ezra Leroy and Lelia Grace (Dewitt) Hinds. He graduated from West Lafayette High School in 1952 and then served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959, where he was stationed in Germany as a...
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Herman McVay

June 22, 1935 - December 9, 2017

Herman McVay, Jr., age 82, of Coshocton, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the home he built for his family.Jr was born on June 22, 1935 in Winfield, West Virginia to the late Herman and Hattie (Roach) McVay. On May 21, 1955, he married his one and only soul mate, Oscarine "Sissy" (Albert) McVay, who preceded him in death in 2001. Jr was a member of Village...
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William Lee McMillen

October 18, 1938 - December 1, 2017

William "Bill" Lee McMillen, age 79, of Coshocton, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017.Bill was born in Coshocton on October 18, 1938 to the late Edgar "Mac" and June (Allen) McMillen. Bill graduated from Coshocton High School and went on to work for many years at Edmont Wilson. On September 19, 1959, he married Nancy (Johnson) McMillen, who survives. He was a member of the Grace United...
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Clara Belle Beals

July 1, 1918 - November 30, 2017

Clara Belle (Moore) Beals, age 99, of Coshocton, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017.Belle was born in Schenectady, New York on July 1, 1918 to the late Arthur and Dorothy (Groothe) Moore. She was a homemaker and also very involved in her community. She was a den mother for the Cub Scouts and a member of the Lincoln School PTA and the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital Pink Ladies. She was...
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Beverly Kay Kahoun

May 13, 1958 - November 30, 2017

Beverly Kay (Couts) Kahoun, age 59, passed away in the comfort of her home on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Beverly was born in Cambridge on May 13, 1958 to William Joseph and Dorothy June (Eggleston) Couts. Beverly graduated from Newcomerstown High School and went on to work as a caregiver for a number of years at Riverside Nursing Home and Child Care Central. However, she considered her most...
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Terrence Randall Shaw

June 26, 1926 - November 30, 2017

Terrence "Terry" Randall Shaw, age 91, of Coshocton, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017.Terry was born in Coshocton on June 26, 1926 to the late Ernest and Violet (Snedeker) Shaw. After graduating high school, Terry joined the U.S. Army where he served in the 7th Armored Division in World War II. He was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge and awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Terry...
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Vera Helen Rose

April 14, 1920 - November 12, 2017

Vera Helen Rose, age 97, of Coshocton, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017. She was born on April 14, 1920 to the late Merle and Edith (Ripley) Campbell in Dennison, Ohio and was raised in Gnadenhutten, Ohio. Vera graduated from Gnadenhutten High School in 1938 and as one of the many "Rosie Riveter's" during WWII; she later worked at Edmont Manufacturing Company in Coshocton for a few...
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Robert Lee Green

November 17, 1969 - November 2, 2017

Robert "Rob" Lee Green II, age 47, of Newark, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Rob was born in Coshocton on November 17, 1969 to Robert L. and Bertha (Gress) Green. He graduated from Riverview High School and went on to attend the Ohio State University. He worked as a customer service representative for many years. Rob was a member of Central Christian Church. Rob was an animal lover...
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Stephen Warren Bordenkircher

February 18, 1953 - October 20, 2017

Stephen Warren Bordenkircher, age 64, of Coshocton passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017.Stephen was born in Coshocton on February 18, 1953 to the late George and Mary Alice (Trenor) Bordenkircher. Stephen was a graduate of Bowling Green University. He was a lifetime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Stephen enjoyed golfing and going to car shows.Stephen is survived by his sister, Barbara...
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Ronnie Lee Waggoner

February 17, 1961 - September 25, 2017

Ronnie Lee Waggoner, age 56, of West Lafayette, passed away in the comfort of his home on Monday, September 25, 2017.Ronnie was born in Akron on February 17, 1961 to the late Eugene and Delma (Cummings) Waggoner. Ronnie was a graduate of Ridgewood High School. He worked as a straddle truck driver for Timken Steel for 20 years. On October 24, 2002, he married the love of his life, Kim (Croston)...
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Bonnie Jean Wright

February 21, 1947 - September 24, 2017

Bonnie Jean (Burger) Wright, age 70, of Coshocton passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017.Bonnie was born in Roscoe Village on February 21, 1947 to the late Galen Edward Burger and Lois Lewanda (Amore) Burger-Cappel. Bonnie spent many years working as a seamstress until her retirement from Annin Flag. On November 9, 1973, Bonnie married William Lee Wright, who preceded her in death on May 28,...
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Adar Ariea Arthur

October 27, 2000 - September 22, 2017

Adar Ariea Arthur, age 16, of Coshocton, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017.Adar was adopted by Lillian Pearson and Samuel Arthur on October 27, 2000 in Lexington, Kentucky.Along with her parents, Adar is survived by 10 siblings: Brenda, Serria, Ezekial, Caleb, Mary, Samantha, Simon, Jacob, Aaron, and Jessie; six aunts and uncles: Alva Lee, Zedekiah, Paul, John, Andrew, and Bonita Arthur;...
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Tiva Nell Mills

July 17, 1963 - September 22, 2017

Tiva Nell Mills, age 54, of Coshocton, passed away in the comfort of her home on Friday, September 22, 2017.Tiva was born in Columbus on July 17, 1963 to Frank Eugene, Sr. and Ann Marie (Ankrum) Mills. For many years, Tiva worked at Pretty Products as a press operator. She was a member of the Coshocton Eagles, and she liked motorcycles and rescuing strays. October 17, 2017 marks the 26th...
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Vicky Lee Looney

November 21, 1953 - September 19, 2017

Vicky Lee Looney, age 63, of Heath, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. She was born on November 21, 1953, in Newark, Ohio to the late Delmar and Virginia (Evans) Looney. Vicky loved to attend church at the Heath Nursing Care Center. She also enjoyed singing, dancing, and playing bingo. Vicky never met a stranger and had a wonderful spirit about her. She will truly be missed by her family...
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Lois Joan Howard

August 17, 1934 - September 14, 2017

Lois "Joan" Howard, 83, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Tuscany Gardens in Pataskala. She was born August 17, 1934 in Coshocton to the late Carl and Ora Mae (Severns) Lacy. She was a 1952 graduate of Conesville High School. On November 20, 1954, she married George E. Howard, who preceded her in death. Joan worked as a legal secretary for most of her life. She was a member of West...
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Edward Frank John Rickman

September 25, 1935 - September 11, 2017

E.F. John "Pip" Rickman, age 81, of Coshocton, died peacefully at home with his family on Monday, September 11, 2017. He was born on September 25, 1935 to the late Ernest and Phyllis Rickman in Baddesley, England. John was part of the Royal Army of England from 1951 to 1954. John was an avid golfer and woodworker. He was a member of the AMVETS, American Legion, and the Army Navy. John was quite...
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Donald William Rush

July 21, 1924 - August 29, 2017

Donald William Rush, age 93, of Coshocton, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. He was born on July 21, 1924, in Massillon, Ohio to the late Calvin W. and Flora M. (Lippay) RushDon was a 1942 graduate of Massillon Washington High and a 1949 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University. He served as a WWII aerial gunnery instructor and then as a Staff Sgt. Tail gunner in the 5th AAF, 90th Jolly Rogers...
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Valda M. Dawson

December 22, 1938 - August 29, 2017

Valda M. (Vance) Dawson, age 78, of Coshocton, gained her angel wings on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, after fighting her courageous battle with cancer at Clay Gardens Assisted Living Facility in Zanesville, Ohio where she lived with her loving husband Jack Dawson. Valda was born on December 22, 1938, in Teaberry, Kentucky to Arthur and Rosie (Mitchell) Vance. She graduated from The Ohio State...
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Ruthie Mae Latham

October 23, 1936 - August 27, 2017

Ruthie Mae (Conethan) Latham, age 80, of Coshocton, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Ruthie was born in Brent, Alabama on October 23, 1936 to the late Leander, Sr. and Sarah (Barron) Conethan. Ruthie worked as an inspector for Ohio Fab for 25 years. In 1962, she married Ernest Latham, who survives. Ruthie was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family...
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James R. Griffith

August 28, 1927 - August 22, 2017

James "Jim" Robert Griffith, 89, passed away August 22, 2017 at West Lafayette Pointe. He was born August 26, 1927 in Cambridge, Ohio to Joseph A. Griffith Sr. and Althea (Mackley) Griffith. On September 25, 1946, he married Thelma (Sis) Freetage, who preceded him in death. Jim worked at Penn Michigan, Stone Container and Kraft Foods. He was also the Mayor of West Lafayette.Surviving Jim are his...
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Brian Joseph Latham

October 17, 1961 - August 16, 2017

Brian Joseph Latham, 55, of Plainfield passed away of a sudden illness on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in Cambridge, Ohio. Brian was born in Coshocton on October 17, 1961 to the late Edward Latham and Janice (Lawrence) Latham, who survives. Brian spent most of his life cared for by his loving parents and family. Later he resided in the Cambridge Developmental Center where he made many friends...
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Thomas Stewart Higgins

May 12, 1942 - August 11, 2017

Rev. Thomas S. Higgins, 75, was born in Coshocton, Ohio, and passed away peacefully on August 11, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Leona (nee Thomas) Higgins. Tom is survived by his brothers, Rev. Clarence (the late Janice) Higgins, Jr. and Rev. Charles (Virginia) Higgins; special friend, Carol Pohl; nieces and nephews: Ruth (Jay) Schleyer, Timothy (Marie) Higgins, Dr....
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Matthew Alan Jones

October 2, 1985 - July 25, 2017

Matthew Alan Jones, age 31, of Coshocton, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. He was born on October 2, 1985 in Coshocton, to David (Lorna) Jones and Florence Johnson. After high school, Matt joined the United States Navy until he was honorably discharged. Matt enjoyed football, fishing, camping, biking, and corn hole, but most of all, Matt loved spending time with his children and family. He...
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Cathy Ann Wilden

April 7, 1947 - July 24, 2017

Cathy Ann (Byerly) Wilden, age 70, of Coshocton, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Cathy was born in Columbus, on April 7, 1947 to the late Darwin and Mildred (Shaffer) Byerly. Cathy graduated from Franklin University and was a payroll clerk at Stone Container for 29 years. On March 8, 1985, she married Edward Wilden. Cathy was a member of Trinity Episcopal...
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Archie Blaine Cheney

June 22, 1937 - July 23, 2017

Archie Blaine Cheney, age 80, of Coshocton, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Archie was born in Coshocton on June 22, 1937 to the late Homer Sr. and Ella (Miller) Cheney. Archie started his first job at the age of 15 working for Carnation Milk. For 37 ½ years, until retirement, he was employed at Clow's, working in the store room and as a first aid man. On January 19, 1957, Archie...
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Robert Thomas Andrews

November 21, 1951 - July 23, 2017

Robert T. Andrews, age 65, of Coshocton, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017.Robert was born in Omaha, Nebraska on November 21, 1951 to the late Robert Frederick and Lois Jean (Reed) Andrews. Robert obtained a Bachelor's degree with a major in English and a minor in Political Science. He worked for 18 years in multiple financial institutions, beginning with City Loan and Savings, working his way...
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Mary I. Fox

May 24, 1925 - July 18, 2017

Mary I. Fox, age 92, of Palmetto, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. She was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on May 24, 1925 to the late Joseph and Hazel (Knight) Costain. She married Ervin Fox and spent many wonderful years together before he passed away on August 22, 1997.Mary worked for as a toll collector at Skyway Fishing Pier State Park in Florida for many years. She is...
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Russell Richard Boyd

September 21, 1934 - July 16, 2017

R. Richard "Dick" Boyd, 82 of New Concord passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the Morrison House Hospice and Palliative Care of Zanesville. He was born September 21, 1934 in Keene, Ohio to the late Richard and Roberta (Stein) Boyd. Dick graduated from Coshocton High School class of 1952. On July 3, 1954 he married Judy (Macey) Boyd, who survives. Dick was a member of the United States Navy...
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Scott Wilson Simpson

April 1, 1993 - July 14, 2017

Scott W. Simpson, 24, of Coshocton, OH and Madison, WI died July 14, 2017. He was born on April 1, 1993 in Zanesville, OH, the son of Wes and Ann (Landschulz) Simpson. Scott graduated from Coshocton High School in 2011 and went on to study physics at The University of Wisconsin-Madison. During his time at Coshocton High School, Scott was a member of multiple athletic teams including soccer,...
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Thomas Titus Goodwin

April 29, 1925 - July 14, 2017

Bishop Thomas Titus Goodwin was born April 9, 1925 in Philadelphia PA. He passed away at the Ohio Eastern Star Nursing Home on July 14, 2017 at the age of 92 years old. Bishop Goodwin spent most of his formative years in the South but after enlisting into the US Army in 1943, he went to represent his country in World War II. He served for 3 years and then returned home and married Jean Suchia. ...
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Donald Lee McMillen

November 2, 1927 - July 14, 2017

Donald Lee McMillen, age 89, of Kimbolton, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017.Don was born in Bellaire, Ohio on November 2, 1927 to the late Edwin and Thelma (Fry) McMillen. After graduating high school, Don enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served until he was honorably discharged in 1947. Don also worked at General Electric as a press operator for over 25 years until his retirement. Don enjoyed...
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Paul Verl Marlatt

August 15, 1929 - July 3, 2017

Paul Verl Marlatt, age 87, of Coshocton, OH passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017.Paul was born in Isletta on August 15, 1929 to the late David Warner and Vera (Treasure) Marlatt. Paul worked for Poland's Garage and The Gravel Company before he was drafted into the United States Army in 1951, and then honorably discharged in 1953. Then he worked for The Gravel Company, Jones Metal, Vicker's Gas...
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Charlene Jane Shamel

June 20, 1939 - June 24, 2017

Charlene Jane (Stein) Shamel, age 78, of Coshocton, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017.Charlene was born in the Baltic area to the late Earl C. and Alta M. (Reidenbach) Stein on June 20, 1939. Charlene graduated from Baltic High School in June of 1957, where she wasa majorette for several years. Shortly after graduation, she married the love of her life, Jim Shamel, on September 14, 1957....
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Raymond Albert Bailey

June 6, 1926 - June 24, 2017

Raymond Albert Bailey, 91, of Plainfield passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Coshocton Springs Health and Rehab. He was born June 6, 1926 to the late Russell Bailey and Rosetta Dickerson (Charles) Parks. In 1950, he married Roberta (Angle) Bailey who passed away in 2007.Raymond was a lifetime resident of Plainfield where he served as Mayor and a Village Councilman for many years. He retired...
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Norma Jean Carnes

May 28, 1932 - June 13, 2017

Norma Jean Weidger Carnes, age 85, of Coshocton, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. She was born on May 28, 1932 in Bens Run, West Virginia to the late Frank and Vesta (Wright) Weidger and was a homemaker. She is survived by her two sons, Gary L. (Phyllis) Carnes of Adams Mills and Greg L. (Connie) Carnes of Dresden; two brothers, Russell F. Weidger of West Lafayette and J.W. "Jim" Weidger of...
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Duane Douglas Beck

December 19, 1936 - June 12, 2017

Duane Douglas Beck, age 80, of Coshocton, passed away in the comfort of his home on Monday, June 12, 2017.Duane was born in Coshocton County on December 19, 1936 to the late Douglas and Laura (King) Beck. Duane was a graduate of the 1954 class of West Lafayette High School. He served his country honorably in the United States Airforce from 1954 to 1958. On July 3, 1960, he married Wanda Kitchen,...
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Dorothy Jean Olinger

January 10, 1929 - June 7, 2017

Dorothy Jean Olinger, 88, of Coshocton, Ohio passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at her residence.Dorothy was born on January 10, 1929 in Coshocton, Ohio to the late Clarence and Josephine (Fitzpatrick) Sicker. She graduated from Coshocton High School, Class of 1946 and later graduated Bliss Business College in Columbus. She has been a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church in Coshocton. She...
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Richard Raymond Rhodes

March 20, 1928 - June 5, 2017

Richard R. Rhodes, age 89, of West Lafayette, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017Richard was born on March 20, 1928 to the late Richard Raymond and Margaret (Emig) Rhodes in West Lafayette. Richard was a decent Christian and was a member of the West Lafayette United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He worked at Pretty Products for many years before he...
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Lucy Virginia Christian

January 20, 1934 - May 30, 2017

Mother Lucy Virginia Christian, age 83, of Coshocton, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. She was born on January 20, 1934 to the late George and Helen (Davenport) Peyton in Rappahannock, Virginia. Burial for Mother Lucy will be held at Orrick Cemetery in Winchester, Virginia. For further information, you may call the funeral home at 740-622-1711.
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Daniel Lee Tate

January 26, 1948 - May 28, 2017

Daniel Lee Tate, age 69, of Coshocton, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017. He was born on January 26, 1948, to the late William O. Tate and Pearl (Jackson) Tate. After high school, Danny joined the United States Navy, serving on a submarine until being Honorably Discharged in 1974. Danny worked for GE for many years and was an Herbalist, hunting ginseng and mushrooms. Danny is survived by his...
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Paul Maynard Mikesell

August 18, 1924 - May 23, 2017

Paul M. Mikesell, age 92, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Walnut Grove Health and Rehabilitation.Paul was born in Tunnel Hill, Ohio on August 18, 1924 to the late Grover C. and Maude R. (Fry) Mikesell. He grew up in West Bedford, Ohio and graduated from Union High School in 1942. He then graduated from Bliss Business College in Columbus on May 26, 1943.He served in the United States Navy...
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Nina Jane Kitchens

August 24, 1928 - May 23, 2017

Nine Jane (Bown) Kitchens, 88, of Youngstown, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Per the family's request, a cremation will take place and a private graveside service will happen at a later date. Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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Delores Marie Leach

April 9, 1934 - May 17, 2017

Delores Marie (Holskey) Leach, 83, of West Lafayette, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Delores was born in Zanesville to the late William and Louise (McNabb) Holskey on April 9, 1934. Delores worked for many years in the dietary department of Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Coshocton Christian Tabernacle. Delores enjoyed taking walks and solving puzzles; and she...
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Frederick Eugene Near

August 4, 1931 - May 15, 2017

Frederick "Fred" Eugene Near, Sr., age 85, recently of Zanesville, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Zanesville Health and Rehabilitation Center.Fred was born on August 4, 1931 to the late Emmett and Margaret (Hodgson) Near. Fred graduated as class president of the class of 1951 from Zanesville High School, where he was involved in multiple sports. Fred continued to keep close ties with his...
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Kay Lynn Moran

June 2, 1941 - May 8, 2017

Kay L. Moran, age 75 of Zanesville, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017. She was born in Coshocton, on June 2, 1941 to the late James and Leota (Shaw) Aronhalt. Kay attended Business College and then worked for Owens Brockway before retiring after 30 years. Kay married Ernest Leroy Moran in July of 1981 and spent many wonderful years with him until Leroy passed away on May 28, 2002. She was a...
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Marjorie Elizabeth Bushong

June 10, 1920 - May 7, 2017

Marjorie Elizabeth Bushong, age 96, of Coshocton, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017. She was born on June 10, 1920 in Powell, Ohio, to the late Watts and Lena (Sells) Grace. Marjorie graduated from Worthington High School in 1938, attended Bowling Green State University and married Everett Bushong on June 10, 1942.She was a member of First Baptist Church of Coshocton; Marjorie was named the...
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Kathryn Faye Casey

December 5, 1940 - May 5, 2017

Kathryn Faye (Tyson) Casey, age 76, of Coshocton, passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017.Kathryn was born in Coshocton on December 5, 1940 to the late Frances and Marno (Thompkins) Tyson. She was a graduate of Coshocton High School, 1977. Kathryn was a member of the West Lafayette First Baptist Church since 1974 and played piano for the church for over 30 years. She was an avid cat lover and enjoyed...
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Robert Burdette Robinson

June 17, 1923 - April 29, 2017

Robert Burdette Robinson, a resident of Friendship Village Dublin, died on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Robert (Robby) was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on June 17, 1923 to the late Clarence B. and Bertha (Betty) Hughes Robinson.At South Side High School in Fort Wayne, Robby excelled on the speech and debate as well as the golf teams, participating at the state level in both on several occasions. ...
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Donald Dean Wachtel

November 19, 1920 - April 28, 2017

.Donald Dean Wachtel, age 96, of rural Coshocton County, passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017. He was born on November 19, 1920 in Wooster, Ohio, to the late Harry and Pleasie (Hostettler) Wachtel. Don graduated from West High School, Cleveland, Ohio. A World War II veteran, Don served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, 40th Photo Recon Squadron, stationed in India and Burma. Don married Hazel Schlarb...
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Vernon Francis Bradford

March 16, 1938 - April 26, 2017

Vernon F. Bradford, of Coshocton, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Vernon was born to the late William Cecil and Alma Azuela (Newell) Bradford in Monroe Township, Muskingum County on March 16, 1938. Vernon lived and worked most of his life in Plainfield, West Lafayette, and the Newcomerstown area. He attended school in Otsego. Vernon was Methodist by faith. Vernon worked as a farm...
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Virginia Lea Dockum

May 23, 1942 - April 24, 2017

Virginia Lea Dockum, age 74, of Coshocton, passed away on April 24, 2017. She was born on May 23, 1942, in Coshocton, to the late Wilbur and Margaret (Leidig) Dickerson. Virginia graduated from Fresno High School in 1960 and then attended Beauty School and retired from Pretty Products. Virginia enjoyed playing Bingo, games, and doing word searches. She loved her family especially her...
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Mereda Mae Heflin

January 27, 1928 - April 16, 2017

Mereda Mae" Mert" Heflin, age 89, of Coshocton, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 27, 1928, in Fairfield, Indiana to the late Monroe and Geraldine (Fry) Powell. Mert was a lifelong member of the Nazarene Church and taught the kids Caravan Program at the church for many years. She loved to work, go to church, attend to her garden, and...
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Justin Lee Tumblin

December 26, 1976 - April 13, 2017

Justin Lee Tumblin, age 40, of Columbus, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017. He was born in Coshocton, Ohio on December 26, 1976, to Terry and Fran (Baehr) Tumblin. Justin was a Fraud Investigator for over 17 years with Safelite Auto Glass Group before becoming disabled. Justin was a loving, caring, and very ornery person who had a great sense of humor. He loved photography and took many...
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Mary Alice Smith

October 18, 1924 - April 8, 2017

Mary Alice (Quill) Smith, age 92, of Coshocton, went to be with the Lord on April 8, 2017.Mary was born in Coshocton County on October 18, 1924 to the late Frank and Laura (Royer) Quill. She was a graduate of the 1942 class of Sacred Heart High School. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and Catholic Women's Club. One June 12, 1950, she married Robert...
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Edith Ann Moore

July 18, 1928 - April 7, 2017

Edith Ann Moore, age 88, of Coshocton, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017. Edith was born on July 18, 1928 in Uhrichsville, to the late Ted and Ruth Moore. She graduated from Coshocton High School in 1946. Edith was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ. She was also a life-member of the VFW Ladies Auxilliary. Edith retired from the Coshocton County Library. She enjoyed reading,...
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Florence Maxine Hall

February 2, 1935 - April 6, 2017

Florence "Maxine" Hall, age 82, of Coshocton, went home to be with her Lord on April 6, 2017.Maxine was born in Millersburg, Ohio on February 2, 1935 to the late Charles Hawk and Mary Limbaugh. She graduated from Keene School where she was a cheerleader. She retired from Edmonts after 29 years and moved to California to live with her family for 11 years before returning home to Coshocton. She...
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Anna Jean Womer

March 7, 1927 - March 27, 2017

Anna Jean (McCabe) Womer, age 90, of Coshocton, passed away in Columbus on Monday, March 27, 2017.Anna Jean was born on March 7, 1927 in Canal Lewisville to the late John H. and Nellie M. (McGiffin) McCabe. Anna Jean graduated from Muskingum College with a Master's in Education and was an elementary school teacher for the Coshocton City Schools before she retired. On November 24, 1948, Anna Jean...
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Charles Bernard David Gonter

June 2, 1959 - March 26, 2017

Charles Bernard David Gonter Sr., age 57, of Fresno, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 2, 1959, in Dover, Ohio to Paul and Mary Christine (Kessler) Gonter. Dave or Chuck as many knew him, graduated from Ridgewood High School and then joined the United States Marine Corps, serving his country until 1981. Dave worked as a heavy equipment...
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Robert MEEKER

April 18, 1949 - March 24, 2017

Robert Meeker, age 67, of West Lafayette, passed away on March 24, 2017. Per his wishes a cremation will take place at a later date.
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Margaret Irene Ours

May 16, 1924 - March 21, 2017

Margaret Irene "Peggy" (McCormick) Ours, age 92, of West Lafayette, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Peggy was born in Huntsville, Ohio, on May 16, 1924, to the late William Boyd and Mary Day (Hover) McCormick. Peggy attended the Ohio State University, where she met the love of her life and future husband, George Ours. They were married on June 16, 1946 and enjoyed their own love story for...
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James Douglas Freetage

December 20, 1959 - March 20, 2017

James D. Freetage, age 57, of West Lafayette, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Lafayette Pointe. Jim was born on December 20, 1959, to M. Reuben and Wilma (Weaver) Freetage. Jim graduated from Ridgewood High School in 1979 and worked as a Police Officer, worked at Ryder Trucking, AK Steel as a Security Guard, and worked for over 23 years at Kraft Foods. Jim hosted numerous county music...
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Imogene Arvilda Bush

January 3, 1923 - March 7, 2017

Imogene Turner Bush was greeted in heaven the 7th day of March 2017. She passed away peacefully at Brookdale Assisted Living in Zanesville, Ohio. She was the daughter of Jacob and Allie Lower and born January 3, 1923. A life-long resident of Coshocton and member of Roscoe United Methodist Church, she retired from Ohio Bell in the late 1970's and was a life-time member of the Ohio Bell Pioneers....
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William Arthur Wentz

January 23, 1939 - March 6, 2017

William A. "Bill" Wentz, age 78, of Coshocton, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 at his residence. Bill was born in Fresno, Ohio on January 23, 1939 to the late Victor and Marjorie (Grogro) Wentz. Bill graduated from Fresno High School in 1957 and then married Ruth Anne Wentz who preceded him in death in 1999. Bill worked as a Millwright for Stone Container for 43 years until his retirement....
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David Lee DeWitt

March 21, 1961 - March 5, 2017

David L. DeWitt, 55, died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Coshocton Regional Medical Center. He was born March 21, 1961 in Coshocton, Ohio to the late Willis Eugene DeWitt and Evelyn Lucille (Duhamel) DeWitt. He is survived by his wife Shelly (Turbeville) DeWitt, whom he married December 4, 2009, daughter, Jamie (Bobby) Crozier of Dresden, son, Ryan (Christa) DeWitt of Coshocton, stepson, Aron Poland of...
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Stella Brianne Babcock

March 3, 2017 - March 3, 2017

Stella Brianne Babcock, infant daughter of Shelby Babcock, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017. Stella will be dearly missed by her mother, Shelby, brother, Karter King, grandparents, Tom and Angie Babcock of Coshocton, uncle, Talon Babcock of Delaware, Ohio, aunt Alaina Underwood of Warsaw, and great-grandparents, Denny and Peggy Willis of Coshocton and Thomas Babcock and Ingrid McFarland of...
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Emma Irene McCrea

October 23, 1932 - February 28, 2017

Emma I. McCrea, age 84, passed away peacefully at her home in Fresno on February 28, 2017. Emma was the 7th child born to Russell and Iva Olinger on October 23, 1932 in Chili. She graduated from Fresno High School in 1950 and married James H. McCrea on August 10, 1958. He preceded her in death on October 1, 1995. Emma worked at Jones Metal after graduating from high school and in later years,...
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Dora Fern Ogle

July 9, 1923 - February 23, 2017

Dora Fern Ogle, 93, of Cambridge, passed away on February 23, 2017 at Astoria Place in Cambridge.Fern was born on July 9, 1923 in St. Mary's, West Virginia to the late William "John" Anderson and Clara Maude Cross. Fern and her husband, Willis, owned and operated Ogle's Restaurant in Dexter City and in Macksburg, Ohio from 1957 through 1978, when they sold the restaurant and retired to Florida....
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Christoper Allen Buker

November 6, 1976 - February 16, 2017

Christopher Allen Buker, age 40 of Columbus, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at his residence. He was born on November 6, 1976, in Petersburg, Virginia to Glenn A. and Betty (Miller) Buker. Chris was a 1995 graduate of Riverview High School and had been working in Columbus at J.C.Penny's. He enjoyed camping and loved working on computers. Chris is survived by his parents, brother,...
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Stephen Richard Arnett

July 14, 1953 - February 13, 2017

Stephen Richard Arnett, age 63, of Coshocton, Ohio, died February 13, 2017 at his home after a battle with ALS. Stephen was born on July 14, 1953 in Roanoke, Virginia to the late William and Mary (Matheny) Arnett. Stephen was a 1972 graduate of River View High School. He worked at JII (formerly Shaw-Barton) for many years in Coshocton, as well as Kraft Foods, Ennis Incorporated, and The Novelty...
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Richard Russell McConnell

December 25, 1941 - February 12, 2017

Richard Russell McConnell, age 75, of West Lafayette, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at his home, surrounded by family, after a long battle with cancer. He was born on December 25, 1941 to the late Richard and Gladys (Henderson) McConnell in Coshocton County. On June 30, 1963, he married Beverly (Lowe) McConnell who survives. Richard he was the founder and owner of McConnell Contracting...
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Richard V. Tatten

May 3, 1928 - February 7, 2017

Richard V. "Dick" Tatten, age 88, of Coshocton, Went Home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. He was born on May 3, 1928 in Coshocton County to the late Theodore and Gladys (Croy) Tatten. Dick joined the United States Navy in 1945 and proudly served his country. He enjoyed fishing, traveling to all 50 states, telling stories and spending time with his family and friends. Dick is...
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Donald L. Desender

August 16, 1940 - February 6, 2017

Donald Lee Desender, age 76, of Coshocton, passed away at Hospice Truman House in New Philadelphia, Ohio, on Monday, February 6, 2017. He was born on August 16, 1940 in Amboy, Illinois to the late August and Eleanor (Luikart) Desender. On June 3, 1962, he married Dixie (Welker) Desender who survives. Don owned and operated Dixie Vending for many years; was the Parts and Service Manager for Welker...
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Jayne Marie Brown

June 19, 1947 - February 5, 2017

Jayne M. Brown of Coshocton passed at home into the hands of our Lord on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Jayne was born in Uhrichsville on June 19, 1947 to the late William and Beatrice Eileen (Clarke) Manielly. Jayne was married to Don Brown of Coshocton on October 31, 1997. Jayne was a licensed and dedicated LPN until her retirement. She enjoyed life with her husband on a small farm outside...
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Richard Luther Miles Shibley

January 9, 1925 - February 4, 2017

Reverend Richard L.M.Shibley was born January 9, 1925 in Akron, Ohio. He passed away February 4th, 2017 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was the son of Karl J. and Eleanor (Miles) Shibley. He was a retired Lutheran minister having served full time until 1987. He served congregations in Niles, Ohio (Trinity); Galion, Ohio (First); Coshocton, Ohio (Emmanuel); Wooster, Ohio (Zion); and Reedsburg,...
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Robert Wahl Millspaugh

April 11, 1930 - February 4, 2017

Reverend Robert W. Millspaugh, age 86, of Coshocton, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017. He was born on April 11, 1930 to the late Edwin and Katharine (Wahl) Millspaugh in East Orange, New Jersey. Bob graduated from Hamilton College in New York and Princeton Seminary in 1955. On April 23, 1960, he married Grace (Wilson) Millspaugh who survives. In 1972, Bob became the Pastor of the...
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Clinton Lewis Copenhaver

May 25, 1958 - January 30, 2017

Clinton "Clint" Lewis Copenhaver, age 58, of Coshocton, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017. He was born on May 25, 1958 in Coshocton County to Lewis "Chub" and the late Wanda Jean (Simmons) Copenhaver. Clint graduated from Coshocton High School in 1976 and had retired as a horse trainer. He was a member of Park United Methodist Church and had formerly attended Shiloh Missionary Baptist...
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Vivian Colleen Crenshaw

May 25, 1934 - January 20, 2017

Vivian Colleen Crenshaw, age 82, of Coshocton, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 20, 2017. She was born on May 25, 1934 in Coshocton County to the late Raymond and Mildred (Crossley) Fallon. Vivian attended Keene and Sacred Heart Schools. Before retiring, she worked as a Home Health Aide, worked at Pretty Products, and in the early 1950's worked at Merchandise Mart in Chicago.She...
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Donald Allen Stroup

November 10, 1952 - January 19, 2017

Donald Allen Stroup, age 64, of Coshocton, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from complications from diabetes. He was born in Coshocton County on November 10, 1952, to the late Tom and Margaret (Burgess) Stroup. Don graduated from Coshocton High School in 1971 and worked for 42 years at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. He worked for Dr. Donald Warren as assistant to the Coroner in the...
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Kenneth Paul Webb

September 19, 1939 - January 16, 2017

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Everett Cecil Rodabaugh

August 19, 1916 - January 16, 2017

Everett C. Rodabaugh, age 100, of Coshocton, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017. Everett was born to the late Arthur and Rose (Bobski) Rodabaugh on August 19, 1916 in Creston, Iowa. During World War II, Everett served in the Merchant Marine as a Lieutenant Commander on a Liberty Ship. Everett retired from Batelle Memorial Institute; he was a mechanical nuclear engineer who received many...
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James Oscar Arnett

April 30, 1934 - January 10, 2017

James "Bud" O. Arnett, age 83, of Coshocton, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. He was born in Washington County, Virginia on April 30, 1934, to the late James and Lelia (Scott) Arnett. Bud proudly served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1963. He is survived by his son, Guyan "Jim" (Dawn) Arnett of Coshocton, Ohio, his sister, Eleanor Blevins of Raleigh, North Carolina, and...
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Donna Jean Cosmar

September 10, 1928 - January 7, 2017

Donna Jean Cosmar, age 88, of Coshocton, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017. She was born in Coshocton County on September 10, 1928 to the late Robert and Dorothy (Lorenz) Daugherty. Donna graduated from Coshocton High School. On January 3, 1948, she married the love of her life, Guido "Guy" Cosmar who survives. Donna was a homemaker, taking care of her family, and then went to work at Shaw...
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James Wilmer Shample

December 23, 1942 - January 7, 2017

James Wilmer Shample, age 74, of Coshocton, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 7, 2017. He was born in December 23, 1942, in Coshocton County to the late Wilmer and Virginia (Caley) Shample. Jim served in the United States Army and then worked for Stone Container before retiring. He was a member of the American Legion, AMVETS, and the VFW. He loved watching sports, especially the girls...
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Bertha Maxine Hains

January 11, 1943 - January 2, 2017

Bertha Maxine Hains, age 73, of Fresno, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017. She was born in Coshocton County on January 11, 1943, to the late Emmett and Mildred (Ross) Freetage. Bertha worked at Edmonts for 42 years before retiring and then worked for a few short years at Annin Flag Company. She enjoyed going out for lunch every day and spending time with her family. She is survived by her...
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Thomas Curtis King

June 9, 1937 - December 29, 2016

Thomas Curtis King, age 79, of Coshocton, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016.Thomas was born in Sonora, Ohio on June 9, 1937 to the late Wesley and Bessie (Callen) King. Thomas honorably served our country from 1954 to 1957 in the Marine Corps, and then in the United Sates Army for 21 years, in which he served as a combat engineer and achieved the rank of Sergeant Major. He served two...
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James Grant Thomas

October 10, 1928 - December 23, 2016

James Grant Thomas, age 88, of Coshocton, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2016. He was born in Coshocton County on October 10, 1928 to the late Emmett and Inez (Maston) Thomas. Grant graduated from Union Local High School and joined the United States Army. On January 16, 1953, he married Shirley (Seward) Thomas who survives. Grant worked for local retail and banks, retiring from Bank One....
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Jerry Eugene Slaughter

November 6, 1961 - December 19, 2016

Jerry Eugene Slaughter, age 55, of Newark, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 19, 2016. Jerry will always be remembered for his service to his community, his love for his family, his great faith, his quick wit, and the ability to make those around him laugh.Jerry was born in Coshocton on November 6, 1961 to Carol Ann (Miner) White and the late Jack Donald Slaughter, Sr. Jerry was a 1980...
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Nancy Ann Turner

November 12, 1928 - December 16, 2016

Nancy Ann (Fretague) Turner, age 88, of Coshocton, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016. Nancy was born in Coshocton on November 12, 1928 to the late Russell and Mary (Morgan) Fretague. She was a graduate of the Coshocton High School class of 1946. She went on to work as a secretary for a few years before she married Charles W. Turner on June 5, 1951, and started her family. Nancy was a...
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