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From: Joy Gilchrist-Stalnaker <>
Subject: [VA-Har-Mon] WV in OH, #2
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 18:07:30 -0500


Frances Marion Culbertson, 83, passed on Dec. 15, 2000.
A resident of Traditions on Bath Road in Cuyahoga Falls for the last five
years, she was a past resident of Kenmore, Manchester, and Green in Akron.
One of thirteen children born to Marion and Anna Willey in Pine Grove, W.
Va., Frances was born Dec. 6, 1917, moving to Akron in 1936. This world has
lost a very dynamic personality, one with a comic wit and joke for everybody.
She loved to laugh and make others laugh. She taught her family to have a
strong sense of humor. She was a member of many social groups and loved
games, pranks and fun! She will be remembered for her sense of ``fun''.
Everyone has a ``Fran story'' that makes them chuckle. Fran was very talented
and created a lot of ceramics, afghans, etc. She graduated from Hammel
Business College while in her 40's and worked at Co-Op Optical for many
years. As a senior citizen, she was very active at Tudor House in Franklin
Twp., Seniors in Green, AARP, and wrote the crime reports for the Beacon,
volunteered for the American Cancer Society, and delivered Mobile Meals for
shut-ins. She was a member of Northampton Baptist Church.
Fran insured her eternal life by being re-baptized by her son-in-law, along
with one of her grandsons, at age 80, showing the world that at the end of
this life she wanted to be with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Fran
married ``Ray'' Culbertson, who was a widower with four children to raise,
and they had one daughter, together they raised a family of five children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, R. A. Culbertson in 1968. She is
survived by her beloved stepchildren, H. O. (Charlotte) Culbertson, Dale
(Edna) Culbertson, Eileen (Rev. Frank) Lorenz, Roy (Joan) Culbertson, and
daughter, Jan Neely. Also surviving are sister, Ruth White of West Virginia;
brother, Glenn (Mary) Willey of Ellet; sister-in-law, Keturah Hatch of
Altoona, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and six
great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, to whom she was known
as Aunt Frannie.
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at the Adams-Mason
Memorial Chapel (791 East Market St.), where funeral services will be held at
11 a.m. Tuesday, with one hour of visitation prior; Rev. Franklin Lorenz
officiating. Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Northampton Baptist Church and/or Gideons International.
Frances V. Klimp, 72, passed away Dec. 15, 2000, at the Hospice of Visiting
Nurse after a two-year illness.
She was affectionately known by her family as Fanny, and for her sassy
personality. Born in Mt. Claire, W. Va., she was a resident of Akron for the
past 44 years. Frances was retired from the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. after
19 years service as a secretary in plants S1 and S2. She was a member of
S.N.P.J. Lodge 626 and was active at Weaver School while taking care of her
sister, Margie.
She is survived by sisters, Mildred Kostantinovich, Polly (Stan) Valencheck,
Jennie (Tony) Lukezic; special nephew and caregiver, Stan Valencheck Jr.;
special friend, Susan Croft; and many other nieces and nephews.
Private family services will be held. NO CALLING HOURS. Memorials may be made
to the Hospice of Visiting Nurse. The family would like to especially thank
the Hospice of Visiting Nurse and Dr. Esther Rehmus for the exceptional care.
Dr. Salvatore Lee Oliverio, 39, died Dec. 9, 2000.
He was born at St. Mary's Hospital in Clarksburg, W. Va., on March 7, 1961.
He attended St. Mary's Grade School and Notre Dame High School, where he
excelled at football. He was the state heavyweight power-lifting champion his
senior year. He attended Potomac State College, where he played football and
was selected to the Junior College All-American Team as an offensive center.
He completed his undergraduate work at West Virginia University and later
received his doctorate from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. After
graduation, he finished a surgical residency in Jacksonville, Fla. He
practiced podiatry in Akron and Doylestown. He had been a resident of
Doylestown since 1988. He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church,
and a member of Knights of Columbus 1617. He volunteered for the Doylestown
Chipps Wrestling Team and was a trustee and coach for the Doylestown Youth
Football League. He enjoyed traveling with his family, fly-fishing, and his
involvement with youth sports.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Susan (Chipps) Oliverio; daughter,
Catherine Marie Oliverio, who attends St. Mary's College in South Bend, Ind.;
sons, Salvatore Anthony, Dominic Enrico, and Vincent Joseph Oliverio of the
home; parents, Phyllis and Freeland Oliverio of Doylestown; brothers, Dr.
Freeland Gerard (Mary) Oliverio of Doylestown, Anthony Paul Oliverio of
Charleston, W. Va., Dr. Jon Dominic (Dawn) Oliverio of Doylestown, and Jerome
Joseph (Kim) Oliverio of Morgantown, W. Va.; nieces, Alexandria, Emily,
Becky; nephews, Anthony, Matthew, Freeland, Patrick, John, Brian; mother and
father-in-law, Jack and Chloe Ann Chipps of Clarksburg, W. Va.;
brothers-in-law, John (Carla) Chipps, Jack Chipps.
Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic
Church, Fr. David McCarthy, celebrant. Burial at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery.
Friends may call Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in
Doylestown. Rosary Monday at 6 p.m.


David W. Mitchell, age 59, of West Marietta St., Woodsfield, Ohio, formerly
of Akron, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at his home.
He was born in Ritchie County, W. Va., a son of Mae Collins Mitchell of
Akron, Ohio and the late Vernard Mitchell. He was a retired Teamster.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Catherine McAlarney
Mitchell of Woodsfield; son, Michael Mitchell of Akron; daughter and
son-in-law, Michelle and John Speelman of Woodsfield; and grandchildren, John
Michael Speelman, David Speelman and Kathleen (Peanut) Speelman.
There will be no visitation. Interment at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, Ohio.


Norma Rinella, 66, formerly of Stow, went to be with the Lord December 15,
2000.
Born in Preston County, W. Va., she had lived in Stow over 38 years, prior to
moving to Green in 1992.
Preceded in death by her brother, Tommy Metheny, she is survived by husband
of 47 years, Jimmie A.; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Joe Seiler of
Munroe Falls, Karen and Rick Neumann of Stow; sons, Jimmie Rinella of Akron
and Christopher Rinella of Kent; seven grandchildren; sisters, June Sisler of
Maryland, Sandy Tompkins of Akron, Joyce Kisner, Deby Debolt, Patricia
Metheny, all of W. Virginia, and Betty Liston of Texas; brothers, Darius May
of W. Virginia, Claude Metheny of Newton Falls, Bobby Metheny of Maryland and
Donald Metheny of California.
Friends may call Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Redmon Funeral Home. Rev.
Dr. John Luoma will conduct service Wednesday, 10 a.m. at St. Stephen
Lutheran Church. Christian Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron.

Nellie D. Woodring, 87, of Canal Fulton, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at
Chapel Hill Community.
She was born in Richwood, W. Va., had been a resident of Canal Fulton for 50
years, and was a 50-year member of the Canal Fulton Church of the Nazarene.
Preceded in death by husband, Russell, in 1987, and son, Edward, she is
survived by daughter, Betty R. (Charles) Elliott of Brewster; son, Russell
(Louella) Woodring Jr. of Akron; four grandchildren, 11 great-gandchildren;
and sister, Minnie Gibson of Ravenna.
Funeral services Monday, 11 a.m., at the Canal Fulton Church of the Nazarene,
771 E. Cherry St. Burial at Union Cemetery in Canal Fulton. Visitation at the
Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home.
Adam Rooks, 48, died Dec. 12, 2000.
Born in Logan, W. Va., he was formerly a manager for Rich Oil.
Adam was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Rooks, and mother, Bonnie
Rooks, and is survived by his wife, Sharon, and daughter, Maudie Marie Rooks
of the home; sister, Frances (Johnny) Damron of Akron and Mary Hitchings of
Nashville, Tenn.; brothers, Harry and Kenneth of Nashville, Tenn., Danny and
Jackie of Akron, Robert (Amy) of Marquette, Mich.; and a host of nieces,
nephews, and numerous friends.
Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Schlup-Pucak Funeral Home,
Kenmore Boulevard at Eighth Street, where the funeral service will take place
at 7:30 p.m. Friday, with Rev. Alan Miller officiating. Cremation will
follow. (Schlup-Pucak Funeral Home, 330-745-3131.)
ST. MARYS, Ohio -- Melvin Paul Feathers, 70, of 205 Pershing Dr., formerly of
Des Moines, Iowa, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at his home,
following a short illness.
He was born July 14, 1930, in Clarksburg, W. Va., the son of James and
Lucinda (Alton) Feathers.
He married Susan Ann Hayden on Feb. 9, 1952, and she preceded him in death
March 5, 2000.
He is survived by sons, Paul Feathers of Des Moines, Iowa, James Feathers of
Oronogo, Mo., Steven Feathers of Des Moines, Iowa; daughters, Melody Feathers
of Houston, Texas, and Sarah Hernandez of Lakeland, Fla. He is survived by
eight grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, and by three
great-grandchildren. He is survived by sisters, Betty Martin of Akron and
Gloria Six of Barberton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister, Ruby Hoffman; and
brother, Tommy Feathers.
Mr. Feathers was retired from the Apex Bag Co. near Spencerville, Ohio, where
he had worked for 18 years. He enjoyed bowling.
Private family funeral services will be held at a later date. Miller Funeral
Home in Saint Marys, Ohio, is in charge of the arrangements.

Thelma E. Neff (nee Ackerman), 72, of Akron, died Dec. 8, 2000, at Valley
View Nursing Home, after a long illness.
Thelma was a resident of the Akron area since 1956.
She is survived by her sons and their spouses, Alan and Laura Neff of Rhode
Island, and Michael and Diana Neff of Cuyahoga Falls; two grandchildren,
Jason and Rachel Neff of Rhode Island; sisters, Ruth DeWitt and Sarah
Kanyuck, both of Wierton, W. Va., Alberta Gorsuch of Cleveland, and Ida Mae
Midthun of Grand Forks, N.D.
Memorial services Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at 6 p.m., at the Peninsula
Methodist Church, 2485 Main St., Peninsula, Rev. Lea Mahan officiating.
Friends will be received at the church from 4 p.m. until the time of the
service. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Visiting Nurse.
Joe Kovsca, 72, died December 11, 2000.
A native of Williams River, W. Va., he was an area resident most of his life.
He retired from Burger Iron in 1992 after 23 years service and was a life
member of Orioles #167.
Joe was preceded in death by his mother, Jennie (Mike) Penchalk and father,
Anthony Kovsca. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Betty;
brothers-in-law, William (Margaret) Davis of Akron, Jefferson (Drucilla)
Davis of Texas and sister-in-law, Mary (Rudy) Schuster of Tallahassee, Fla.
Among his many nephews and cousins were nephews Andy Zalar of Sebastian, Fla.
and Frank Porok of Barberton.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and one hour before service time
at the Schlup-Pucak Funeral Home, Kenmore Blvd. at 8th St. where funeral
service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Eugene Meador officiating.
Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Ruby Pearl Costakes, 86, of North Ft. Myers, Fla., died December 7, 2000.
She was born in Alexandria, W. Va., the daughter of the late Charles and
Effie Smith. She moved to North Ft. Myers from Akron in 1978.
Mrs. Costakes is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and Nelson
Delong of Cape Coral, Fla.; her sister, Merle Bahry of Akron; her
grandchildren, Dorry Mullennex of Ft. Myers, Fla., Jonathan Delong of Japan,
her great-grandchildren, Sharon and Tara Mullennex, Grace and Tara Delong.
A funeral service will be conducted in Prentice Funeral Home, Akron,
Wednesday. Interment will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Akron. North Ft.
Myers Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
(941-995-1113)

Elizabeth E. (Betty) Copeland, of Elk Garden, W. Va., formerly of Akron, died
Dec. 9, 2000, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland, Md.
Born October 27, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine
Swansboro. Mrs. Copeland was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith.
She is survived by loving husband and best friend, Donald E. Copeland of Elk
Garden, W. Va.; mother-in-law, Maude Copeland of Elk Garden; son, Ronald E.
Copeland of Clairbrook, Va.; daughters, Mary E. Copeland of Akron and Tammy
L. (Dave) Falisevac of Norton; stepson, Donald E. (Kathy) Copeland of Akron;
sister-in-law, Catherine Evans of Baltimore, Md.; grandson, David L.
Falisevac II of Norton, Ronald E. Copleand II of Akron; sisters, Doloris
Ellis of Hagerstown, Pa., Nancy (John) Pyle of Atwater, Ohio, Joanie Bradford
of Hagerstown, Pa.; brother, James Copeland of Hagerstown, Pa.; and will be
greatly missed by nieces, Cheryl, Jenny-Jo and Kathy; nephews, Richard and
Samuel; and a host of family and good friends.
Funeral service Tuesday, 1 p.m. at Elk Garden Methodist Church, conducted by
Brenda Shreve. Condolences may be sent to Donald Copeland, Route 1, Box 77,
Elk Garden, W. Va. 26717.


Norma J. Pitts died Dec. 13, 2000.
Born Feb. 1, 1910, in Rinehart, W. Va., to the late Thomas J. and Oma A.
Ashcraft, Mrs. Pitts came to Akron in 1929 as the bride of her late husband,
Gibson. She was a homemaker, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her daughters, Patricia (Aubrey) Tyner, Teresa (B.
Timothy) Lance; grandchildren, Michael (Barbara) Tyner, Jeffrey (Kristina)
Tyner, Shawn Lance, Katherine Lance; great-grandchildren, Shannon, Jeffrey,
and Bradley Tyner.
Private services will be held for the family. Burial will take place at
Hillside Cemetery in Ellet.)
Frances M. Stephens, 87, died December 13, 2000.
Born in Ritchie Co., W. Va., she was a graduate of Victory High School in
Clarksburg, W. Va., had attended Salem College, Salem, W. Va., and had been a
resident of Tallmadge since 1944. She was a very active, 60 year member of
the Goodyear Heights Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school. She was a
member of the Tallmadge Historical Society, the Trowel and Trellis Garden
Club and had been president of the Tallmadge P.T.A. She was an excellent cook
and even better baker.
Preceded in death by husband, Kenneth A., in 1987; brothers, C. William and
Eugene McGuirk, she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Martha S. and
Edward F. Gabrasek of Eastlake; son and daughter-in-law, John P. and Patricia
Stephens of Rootstown; granddaughters, Elizabeth A. Gabrasek (Patrick M.
Vihtelic) of Chardon, Kathleen F. Gabrasek of Eastlake; grandsons, Sean A.
Stephens of Tampa, Fla., Scott P. Stephens of Rootstown; sisters-in-law,
Pauline McGuirk of Harrisville, W. Va., and Bettye McGuirk of Morganton, N.C.
Services will be held 11:30 a.m. MONDAY at the Billow TALLMADGE Chapel, 17
Southwest Ave., with Rev. Lawrence Cook officiating. Interment at Tallmadge
Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home SUNDAY from 2 to 5 p.m.

Mary K. Smith, 72, of Akron, went home to be with the Lord after a long
illness, on Oct. 31, 2000.
Mary was born in Clarksburg, W. Va., on Sept. 16, 1928, living in the Akron
area since 1942. She was employed by various auto dealers in the Akron area,
Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co., and retired from General Tire after 20 years
of service. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church.
Preceded in death by her father, Gayle O. Sheets, and mother, Esther L.
Lemley, she is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Larry W.;
daughters, Margaret Ruth (John) Nay of Akron and Marla K. (Richard) Brumbaugh
of Findlay, Ohio; sister, Esther Mae (Wilfred) Phares of Akron;
grandchildren, Judith, Nicole, and Christopher Vangeloff;
great-grandchildren, Kristen and Alex. She is also survived by a niece, a
nephew, three great-nephews, and a great-niece.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at the Schermesser
Funeral Home, Akron Chapel. Interment at Hillside Memorial Park.

Donald R. Middleton, 73, passed away Oct. 31, 2000, at Akron City Hospital.
He was born April 22, 1927, in Braehorn, W. Va., to the late William R. and
Eugenia Middleton. Donald was a truck driver for several trucking companies,
and was a member of the Owls, Moose, and Eagles.
He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Annette; sons, Don (Gay)
Middleton Jr., Ricky Dale Middleton; daughters, Donna (Ronald) Hamrick,
Luella Broussard; stepson, Robert (Pamela) Heltzel; sister, Christine
Frankhouse; 14 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by his parents; brother, Audry Middleton; sister, Nellie
Moore.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at NEWCOMER-FARLEY FUNERAL HOME, 131
N. Canton Rd. (at Gilchrist Road), where funeral services will be held Monday
at 10 a.m., with Pastor Bob Sullivan officiating. Interment at Hillside
Memorial Park. (NEWCOMER-FARLEY, 330-784-3334.)


Mable S. Simmons, 87, of Hartville, Ohio, died Nov. 2, 2000, at Altercare of
Hartville.
Mrs. Simmons was born in Jackson County, W. Va.
She is survived by daughters, Glenva Khun of Canton, Ohio, Anne Thompson of
Media, Pa., and Mollie Dennis of Parkersburg, W. Va.; daughters-in-law,
Juanita Stalnaker of Akron, Ohio, and Anneliese Stalnaker of Warther, Ga.;
stepson, Kenneth Simmons of St. Petersburg, Fla.; stepdaughter, Kathryn
Whisman of Houston, Texas; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren;
brothers, Ray Casto of Kentuck, W. Va., and Glenver Casto of Uniontown, Ohio;
and sister, Helen Casto of Kentuck, W. Va. She was preceded in death by her
husbands, Clifford Stalnaker and Floyd L. Simmons; sons, Otho C. and John C.
Stalnaker; and stepdaughters, Marlene Schayes and LaRue Pizzo.
Funeral services Sunday, 1:30 p.m., at Hopkins Lawver UNIONTOWN Funeral Home,
3553 Northdale St., with Rev. Rod G. Taylor officiating. Burial at Center
Chapel Cemetery in Steubenville, Ohio, on Monday at 12 Noon. Friends may call
at the funeral home TODAY from 5 to 7 p.m. (Hopkins Lawver, Uniontown,
330-733-6271.)

Clara R. Salster, 74, passed away Nov. 2, 2000.
Born in Clarksburg, W. Va., Mrs. Salster had been an area resident most of
her life, and was an avid bingo player.
Preceded in death by her husband, Jack; daughter, Barbara Bailey; brothers,
Richard, Raymond, and Harold Junkins; great-granddaughter, Deanna Marie
Jerin; and great-grandson, Issach J. Ozmun, she is survived by her daughters,
Karen (Ray) Rogers of the City of Green, Joanne (Michael) Connor of Akron,
Carole (Thomas) Mealey of Akron, Jackie (Dana) Nichols of Akron; sons,
Richard Salster of Akron, Edward (Theresa) Salster of Akron, Steven (Vickie)
Salster of Akron; sisters, Freda Furr of Akron, Betty White of Akron;
brothers, Paul Junkins of California, Clarence Junkins of Akron; 23
grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services at 1 p.m. Monday at the Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr
Funeral Home, 811 Grant St. Interment at Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Calling
hours 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to
Visiting Nurse Service Hospice & Development Foundation, 3358 Ridgewood Rd.,
Akron, Ohio 44333. (Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr, Akron,
330-253-8121.)
Charles Paul ``Curly'' Hilton, 78, died Dec. 2, 2000, after a long battle
with throat cancer and emphysema.
Born in Shinnston, W. Va., he retired from Roadway Express in 1987 with 35
years of service, and belonged to Teamsters Local 34.
Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Blanche; brothers, James, Sam,
Doug; and sister, Patty Jo. Mr. Hilton is survived by his wife of 54 years,
Jean (nee Fleishman); daughters, Libby (Greg) Young, with whom he lived,
Paulette Simmons; and sons, Roger (Stephana) Hilton; and Charles Hilton; six
grandchildren, Aundrea, Todd, and Megan Hawkins, Stephen and Tracy Hilton,
Jennifer Hilton and three great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Liz) Hilton,
Ralph (Lou) Hilton; sisters, Hazel Russell, Ora Toothman and Loreen Henline;
sister-in-law, Barbara Hilton and brother-in-law, Dale (Janet) Fleishman; all
of Ohio and West Virginia.
Friends may call at the Eckard-Baldwin Funeral Home, 760 E. Market St.
Interment at Hillside Memorial Park.
Edith P. Hay passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2000.
She was born in Ritchie County, W. Va., the daughter of Raymond and Mabel
(Yoke) Wade.
She came to Ohio and lived with her aunt and worked for the B.F. Goodrich Co.
for 20 years, retiring in 1960. She then moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where she
lived for 31 years, spending the last 10 years as a volunteer at a senior
citizen home in Phoenix. In 1998, she moved back to Doylestown and since then
had made her home with her sister.
Preceded in death by her husband, Robert P., brother, Arthur Wade, and
sister, Virginia Craft, she is survived by brothers, Cecil W. Wade and wife
Kathleen of Belpre, Ohio and Ray Wade Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister, Mary
Stadler of Doylestown, with whom she made her home. She also has many nieces
and nephews who will sadly miss her, and many friends here and in Phoenix.
Funeral service Thursday, 2 p.m. at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral
Home, with Rev. David J. Tennant officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Visitation Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m. (Campfield-Hickman-Collier, 330-745-3161.)

Kathryn Marie Eddy Statler, 68, of Mooresville, W. Va. died Sunday, December
3, 2000 at home.
She was born April 21, 1932 in Mooresville, W. Va., the daughter of the late
Jessie Eddy Connor. She was the loving wife, mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother and was an avid bingo player.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Virgil Statler; four daughters
and spouses, Bonnie Schlegel of Mooresville, Patricia Fletcher of Mt. Morris,
Pa., Ruth and Robert Zickefoose of Uniontown, Kathy Jean and Russell Frye of
Clinton; seven grandchildren, Robert, Richard, Roger and Ronnie Schlegel,
Robert Gene and Lillian Zickefoose and Jessie Frye, and three
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Michael Statler
and Arnold Statler.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. TODAY at the Owen-Neely Funeral Home,
Blacksville with Rev. David Lancaster officiating. Burial will follow in
Fairall Cemetery.
(Owen-Neely, 304-432-8204.)


Lilly Messinger, 91, went home to be with the Lord Nov. 30, 2000.
She was a member of God's House of Grace.
She is survived by sisters, Evelyn Messner and Clodeen Tennant, both of
Akron, Juanita Sword; and brother, Cledis Adkins, both of Huntington, W. Va.;
many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service Monday, 11 a.m. at the Prentice Funeral Home, 1154 Kenmore
Blvd., Rev. Embous Lattea officiating. Burial at Lakewood Cemetery. Friends
may call at the funeral home one hour prior to service time Monday.
(Prentice, A Family-Owned Funeral Home, 330-753-7721.)


Rose Herzog, 89, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at St. Thomas Medical Center.
She was born in Richwood, W. Va., and was an Akron area resident for most of
her life. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, and had
worked for the American Hard Rubber Co.
She was preceded in death by husband, Joseph, and brothers, Steve and Tony
Dobo. She is survived by sisters-in-law, Helen Dobo of Akron and Toots Rollo
of Cleveland; cousins, Joseph and Mary Beth Dobo and their son, David, all of
Akron; and good friend, Dan Chisholm.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at the
Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Funeral Home, 95 W. Waterloo Rd., and at 11 a.m. at St.
John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

William E. ``Gene'' Bennett Sr., 76, passed away peacefully Nov. 28, 2000,
after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Henrietta, W. Va., on Aug. 14, 1924, he lived most of his life in
Akron. He worked several years at Fruehauf Trailer Co., Budd Trailer
Division, and East/West Trailer Co. before retiring from Frontier Tank
Center, Inc., in 1989.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Betty; daughters and
sons-in-law, Carolyn (Dan) Marvin of Akron, Reta (Felix) Aliers of Akron, and
Brenda (Charlie) Lemon of Norton; son and daughter-in-law, William Jr.
(Cindy) Bennett of Akron; 10 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
Friends may at the Schlup-Pucak Funeral Home. Burial will take place at
Hillside Memorial Park.






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