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article imageNorbert E. “Norb” Fenstemaker
Dec 6, 2022

NORBERT E. “NORB” FENSTEMAKER, age 90, of North Canton, passed away peacefully in his home, eating ice cream on November 29, 2022. He was born at home in East Canton, OH, to John and Marjorie (Rice) Fenstemaker on June 28, 1932. He was a 1950 graduate of Timken Vocational High School, Cape Fear Technical School in Wilmington, NC and Malone College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He was also a veteran of the North Korean conflict, serving in the U.S. Navy as a yeoman. For Norb’s service, he earned a National Defense Service Medal.

He retired in 1996 from Babcock & Wilcox after 27 years of service, working in various divisions, locations, and positions as Senior Buyer, Purchasing Manager (I&M Div.), QA and project scheduling. He held a Lifetime Certification from the National Association of Purchasing Managers.

Norb was known for his lively, gregarious personality and “class clown” sense of humor. He was a creative and artistic person with an immense talent for drawing and the written word. His passion was anything outdoors (travel, hiking, biking, fishing, landscape photography), live theater, movies, and playing golf with his sons and grandson. Norb was a truly great man who will be missed, and his hilarious wit and zest for life will not be forgotten.

He is survived by sons, Michael of Canton, David (Jellina) of Rogue River, OR., Dr. Eric (Janet) of Maryville, TN, and Dr. Stephen (Marilyn) of North Canton; daughters, Kathleen (Scott) Schaumburg of Belmont, NC, and Sarah Johnson of Indianapolis, IN; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; four nieces, and one nephew. 

He was preceded in death by his longtime companion and best friend, Karen Boos of Wadsworth, OH, parents, brothers, Robert (Betty), Daryl (Marjorie), John (Shirley); sisters, Geraldine (Link) Johnson, Joyce (John) Gobeli, Delma Jean; and grandson, Stephen Fenstemaker, II.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Louis Church, 300 N Chapel St, Louisville, OH on Friday, December 16, 2022 at 11:00 am with Navy Honor burial to follow at Center Church for the Brethren, 2801 Ravenna Ave NE, Louisville, OH. Condolences and special memories can be shared with Norb’s loved ones online at www.paqueletfalk.com.

(Paquelet Falk Funeral Home & Crematory, 330-875-2811, Serving Ohio Families Since 1867)

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article imageDonna J. (Bolmgren) Sells
Dec 5, 2022

DONNA J. (BOLMGREN) SELLS, age 71, passed away on November 26, 2022 at her second home in Brooksville, Florida. Donna grew up in Louisville, Ohio with her parents and 6 siblings. She graduated from Louisville High School in 1968, where she was an active member of 4-H and volunteered as a candy striper. 

She was a member of Paradise United Church of Christ. Donna enjoyed playing cards, reading, sewing, playing bingo, going to Disney World, and most of all spending time with her family. During her time as a candy striper, she developed her love for taking care of people and later became a nurse. She graduated from Mercy School of Nursing, operated by Walsh College, in 1971 and was one of the first women to graduate from Walsh. Right after graduation, she started her career with Mercy Medical Center, as a Labor and Delivery RN for 7 years. Then, moved on to be an RN in the Emergency Room where she remained for 38 years. During those 38 years, she also held roles on the EMS Advisory Board, EMS Coordinator, and Stroke Coordinator. Donna was also a paramedic on Louisville Fire Department from November 1989 - February 2006. She was the first female paramedic in the history of the Louisville Fire Department. Donna received the Stark County Firefighters Association Presidents Award in 2012 for her service to the Fire & EMS community. 

Donna was married 52 years to her beloved husband, Dean, who she met in high school while they were out bowling with friends and family. Together they created and raised a beautiful family in their hometown of Louisville, OH. All of us who call Donna our family are so blessed. Even with her very busy life, she always supported all her children’s and grandchildren’s activities and sports and made her presence known with her signature whistle. After she retired, Donna wintered in Brooksville Florida with Dean. She was an active member of the Board of Directors at Camper’s Holiday and held multiple positions as Activities Director and Secretary during her time. She loved her park life and all the activities at the park. Donna’s greatest joy was seeing her children and grandchildren as she was always a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. 

Donna is survived by her husband, Dean Sells; their children and spouses, Diana Laubacher and Matthew (Jennifer) Sells; their 4 grandchildren, Gabriella (Alexander) Ree, Griffin, Mikaiah, and Rylee Sells. She would tell you that she had been blessed beyond compare with her family. She is also survived by her 6 siblings, Allen (Suzanne), Carol (Ed), Beverly (Dave), Ed (Maureen), Fred (Mary), Gwen (Bob) and her many beloved nieces and nephews. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Peggy (Anderson) Bolmgren.

A celebration of life is being held in Brooksville, Florida on December 27, 2022 at 2pm at Camper’s Holiday Rec Center located at 2092 Culbreath Road, Brooksville, FL 34602. A second celebration of life is being held in Louisville, Ohio on January 6, 2023 at 1pm at Paradise Church of Christ located at 619 East Main Street, Louisville, OH 44641. Luncheons to follow both services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donna’s name to the Cleveland Clinic Mercy Breast Cancer Center at the following website: https://give.ccf.org/give/338257/#!/donation/checkout

article imageDeanna Slater
Dec 5, 2022

DEANNA SLATER, age 83, of Heath, Ohio and formerly of Louisville, Ohio, passed away on November 30, 2022, at Arlington Care Center in Newark, Ohio. She was born July 26, 1939, in Canton, Ohio to the late Quentin and Goldie (Byers) Marks.

Deanna was a long-time member of Beech Mennonite Church.

She always put her family first and loved them deeply. She also loved spending time with her friends.

Deanna was a graduate of Louisville High School, Heidelberg College, and THE Ohio State University.

She enjoyed a long career in education at East Canton High School as a guidance counselor and reading teacher with a passion for her students. Deanna also loved volunteering with Roger on the Navajo Reservation for many decades. She was a bright light wherever she was. Her love of literature and witty humor were passed on to her daughters and grandchildren. 

She is survived by her husband, Roger Slater; her daughters, Deb (Jim) Bostjancic and Amy (Pete) Flavin; grandsons, Brice Bostjancic and Andy (Hope) Flavin; granddaughters, Sydney Bostjancic and Paige Flavin; a  brother, Randy (Stephanie) Marks; and many nephews and nieces.   

In addition to her parents, Deanna was preceded in death by her daughter, Jennie.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6, at the Beech Mennonite Church, 10037 Easton St NE, Louisville, Ohio. Pastor Matt Reed will officiate.

Memorial contributions can be made in Deanna’s name to Hospice of Central Ohio, Attn: Philanthropic Development, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH 43055.

The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements. www.hendersonvanatta.com

article imageMary (Marianthe) Aslanides
Nov 28, 2022

Mary Aslanides, 87, of Louisville, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Sanctuary Grande after a long illness. Born in Lefkohori, Greece on November 7th, 1935 to the late Thanasi and Alexandra Athanasiadis. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband Paul, sister Fotini of Greece, and brothers Costa, John and Greg of Australia.

She is survived by her children: Roula and Tim Stern, Pan and Cheryl Aslanides, and Tom Aslanides. Also surviving are her beloved grandchildren: Sam (fiancé Mackenzie Hunt) and Alex (Lori) Stern, Paul (fiancé Ariel Hunt), Steven, and Elizabeth (fiancé Anthony Lanza) Aslanides, great granddaughter Ada Stern, sisters Vasso Christolidou of Greece and Irene Pertsinides of North Canton, brother Christos Athanasiadis of Australia, sister-in-law Ann Simonides of Louisville and many nieces and nephew in America, Greece, and Australia.

Mary was a lifelong member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, as well as a member of both the Koraes Ladies Society and the Senior Citizens group. Yiayia, as she was fondly known, enjoyed baking for family and friends, and loved to Greek dance any chance she got.

Family and friends will be received at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church on Wednesday, November 30th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Funeral Services will begin at 12:00 p.m. with Father Nickolas Halkias officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox church in her name. The family wishes to thank Dr. Louis Shaheen, Sanctuary Grande, and Absolute Hospice for the great care they gave to mom.

(Rossi, 330-492-5830, www.rossifunenralhomeinc.com)

article imageRoberta Lang
Nov 28, 2022

ROBERTA LANG, age 84, of Louisville, OH passed away Saturday, November 26, 2022 in her daughter’s home. She was born December 24, 1937 in Massillon, OH to the late Robert and Opal (Eberly) Schwartz. 

Roberta Loved God, her family and the church. She had a passion for music and loved playing the piano, accordion, hammered dulcimer, and many other instruments. She enjoyed working in the garden. Roberta made loaves of bread weekly and was known for her grape sunshine and strawberry jam. She was a committed athlete, swimming laps at the Louisville YMCA three time a week. She had a heart for missions, which led Glen and Roberta to volunteer at Equip International.

Roberta was preceded in death by her husband, of 60 years, and the Love of her life, Glen Lang, in 2014; a daughter, Elaine Mitchell; her brother, John Schwartz and a grandson, Adam Lang. She is survived by two daughters, Deborah (Lloyd) Bailey, Evelyn (Steve) Collins; two sons, Richard Lang and Robert (Vanessa) Lang; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. 

Calling hours will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday evening, Nov. 30, at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. Roberta will be laid to rest 11 a.m. Thursday, with a graveside service officiated by Rev. Michael Grant, in South Lawn Cemetery, Beach City, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to Equip International, 126 Rockhouse Rd, Marion, NC 28752. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home 330-875-1414)

article imageCraig Householder
Nov 17, 2022

CRAIG HOUSEHOLDER, beloved son, brother and Uncle passed away on Monday November 7, 2022, after a short illness.  A 1975 graduate of Louisville High School, Craig excelled at studies, graduating from The Ohio State University in 1980. His joy of working on his Trans Am collection was only surpassed by his love of animals and books. Craig is greatly missed by his family and his work colleagues.  Craig is survived by his father and mother, Harry and Catherine Householder, and brothers Jeff and Dan.  

Following his graduation from The Ohio State University, Craig fulfilled a childhood dream by moving to the Pacific Northwest. Craig landed in Seattle in 1981 and spent 10 years building a career in one of the most scenic areas of the US.  Feeling the pull of family, Craig joined his brothers in Houston for five years before heading back to the Columbus, Ohio area. Close enough to help his parents when needed but also close to the Buckeyes, his real connection to sports. Craig was generous to his family in life as well as death. His chief concern was ensuring his nieces and nephews were able to share in his financial success. Craig was a vital piece of our family and will be remembered and celebrated.

A private ceremony will be held as St. Louis Cemetery.  

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home 330-875-1414)

article imageLinda Irene Barthel
Nov 3, 2022

LINDA IRENE BARTHEL, age 79, of Louisville, OH passed away on Monday, October 31, 2022 at Aultman Hospital with family by her side.   She was born August 5, 1943 in Canton, OH and graduated from McKinley High School.  

She is preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Roberta (Selby) Ford. Linda is survived by her husband of 57 years, Don “Red” Barthel; her daughter, Theresa (Chuck) Warner of Columbus; her son, Don (Kelly) Barthel of Louisville; five grandchildren, John, Emily and Bailey Warner, Hudson and Olivia Barthel; a sister, Cathey (Rick) Ickes of Colorado.

Linda was the Owner of Unique Accessories Women’s Boutique located in Louisville and at The Hartville Market, as well as a previous Chamber of Commerce President.

Linda leaves behind many friends including her very dear friends and partners in crime from her Red Hatters group.  She also leaves behind many close friends in the Campers Holiday community in Brooksville, Florida.

Funeral services will be 12 noon Monday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. Calling hours will be 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday morning at the funeral home. Linda will be laid to rest in Sunset Hills Burial Park, Canton, OH. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home 330-875-1414)

Roberta Gay Edgerton
Nov 2, 2022

ROBERTA “BOBBIE” GAY EDGERTON (SAEGER) age 78, of Worthington, Ohio passed away on October 31st, 2022. Please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com for complete obituary and service information.  Rutherford Corbin Funeral Home Worthington, Ohio is honored to care for the Edgerton Family.

article imageDale E. McGinnis
Oct 31, 2022

DALE E. McGINNIS, age 84, of Louisville Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on October 27, 2022 in his home. He was born to Fred and Ethel (Clark) McGinnis on December 4, 1937 in Louisville, Ohio. Dale was a 1956 graduate of Louisville High School. He was a proud veteran in the U.S. Army, Nation Guard, a member of the Louisville American Legion Post 548.  Dale also served on the Louisville Police Auxiliary for 17 years. He was a manager for the East Canton Dime Bank. He successfully piloted and shared co-ownership of a Mooney Aircraft.  Dale loved the Boy Scouts and loved mentoring a very special Eagle Scout.

Dale is survived by his brother, Dan McGinnis and his sister-in-law, Georgeanne “Filimon” McGinnis; numerous cousins; nieces; nephews; Great nieces and nephews; friends and a very special friend named Curtis.

Dale was preceded in death by his loving parents Fred and Ethel McGinnis; his brother, Don A McGinnis and sisters Hulda Royer, Madeline Duplain and Wilma Michalovich.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor Rick Brown officiating. Calling hours will be 10-11 a.m. Thursday morning at the funeral home. Dale will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Memorial contributions may be made (to benefit the Souting program) to Buckeye Council 2301 13th St NW, Canton, OH 44708.  Online condolence may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageGloria Ann Battershell
Oct 31, 2022

GLORIA ANN BATTERSHELL, age 85, of Louisville, OH passed away Saturday, October 29, 2022. She was born September 1, 1937 in Alliance, OH to the late Victor and Mamie (Marteney) Kidder. She was a member of Koontze Memorial Lutheran Church and worked as a legal assistant for area attorneys, Harry Osborn and John Sponseller. Gloria belonged to various area garden clubs and she had a passion for sewing and quilting. A big part of Glorias youth, was the enjoyment of flying with her father.

Gloria is survived by her husband, Carl Battershell; her daughter, Jill Loudon; her son, Kris (Ginny) Loudon; four step-children, Scott (Shelly), Christopher (Devon), and Jason (Kristie) Battershell and Lisette (Brett) McKown; her sister, Joyce Loudon; 14 grandchildren, Daniel, Brittany, Zachary, Tyler, Kaden, Carson, Will, Drew, Mack, Theo, Paxton, Grace, Evy and Cole; a great-grandson, Landon. 

A service to celebrate Gloria’s life will be held 7 p.m. Thursday evening at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Rev. Dr. David Anderson officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageJean H. Jackson
Oct 31, 2022

JEAN H. JACKSON, age 99, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully, on Sunday, October 30, 2022. She was born September 27, 1923 in Irwin, PA to the late William A. and Emma S. (Lauffer) Helman. She was a longtime active member of Paradise United Church of Christ. Jean was a member of Eastern Star, AFS Foreign Exchange Program and she was very involved in the Girl Scouts. She was a former Volunteer with the Gray Ladies at Aultman Hospital. 

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Cyrus A. Jackson Jr in 2000, a brother and a sister. She is survived by her daughter, Suzie (Carol) Tondola; three sons, Thomas (Carolyn), David (Jennifer) and Jerry (Trudy) Jackson; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Her smile and generous heart touched all. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Her deep faith in the Lord guided her whole life. We rejoice that her journey is completed and she is home. 

Jean’s family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. Friday morning at Stier-Israel Funeral Home, followed by a private family funeral service. Jean will be laid to rest, beside her husband, in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to Paradise United Church of Christ or the Louisville Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageJack Allen Moser
Oct 21, 2022

JACK ALLEN MOSER, 76, of Louisville, Ohio passed away peacefully on October 18, 2022.  Jack was born in Canton, Ohio on April 23, 1946.  Jack retired from The Timken Company after 40 years of service.  He is the son of the late Carl and Florence Moser.  He was preceded in death by his brother William.

Jack is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda (Buck), his two children, Brian Moser, and Vickie (John Butler) Moser, his only grandson Johnny Butler, and special friend, Jodi Pellegrini.

No services will take place. It was Jack’s wish to be remembered by celebrating and enjoying life.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Condolences and special memories of Jack can be shared with his family online at www.hcbsohio.com  

(Heritage Cremation & Burial Society, 330-875-5770)

article imageMagdalena “Lilly” Miller
Oct 20, 2022

MAGDALENA "LILLY" MILLER, known affectionately as Oma, joined her beloved husband O.D. and sons Dale and Don with the Lord on Friday, October 14, 2022. She died peacefully in her home holding the hands of her family amidst all of her favorite things. 

Lilly was born March 29, 1929 in Munich, Germany to the late Johann “Hanz” and Maria (Hauslmeier) Hunger. Lilly immigrated to the United States in 1947 at the age of 18 to marry the love of her life, Orland Dale “O.D.” Miller of Hartville, OH, whom she met while he was serving as a Sergeant in the United States Army during WWII. Together they established O.D. Miller Electric Company headquartered in Louisville, OH, and grew the company to support their families and the families of their treasured employees for generations. Lilly and O.D. shared generously with the Louisville community. 

Lilly was an active and devoted Member of Christ United Methodist Church in Louisville. She was an avid and talented golfer and enjoyed volunteering her time in numerous local service projects. She loved being a helper and was known to drop everything at a moment’s notice if she could do something for someone else. She loved her animals and she loved birds. Most of all she loved her family, and whether she was talking about them or spending time with them, there was nothing dearer to her. 

With her characteristic ornery smile, Lilly always teased, “I used to be young and pretty, but now I’m only pretty”. At 93, she was as beautiful as ever, and she generously shared time with family and friends. Lilly was preceded in death by her husband O.D. Miller, sons Dale Miller of San Antonio, TX and Don Miller of Louisville, OH and her sisters Hanna Montag and Elvira Charlotte Hunger of Munich, Germany. 

The legacy of her unwavering strength and perseverance, humility, and selfless love and devotion will live on through her family and friends. Her spirit and memory are carried on by her beloved daughter Karen Ickes and her husband Robert Ickes, who Lilly proudly proclaimed took incredible care of her, sharing vacations, meals, and precious time for decades; daughter-in-law Linda Miller of San Antonio, TX; grandchildren Melissa Ickes Natale (Andrew Natale) and Jessica Ickes Tsoufiou (Adam Tsoufiou) of North Canton, OH, Emily Ickes Inkrott (Mitch Inkrott) of Columbus, OH, Serena Miller of North Canton, OH, Kyle Miller (Kristin) of Cedarville, OH, and Kristie Miller Valdez (Jeff Valdez) of San Antonio, TX; great-grandchildren Benjamin and Jackson Tsoufiou, Wesley Inkrott, Sadie Miller, Bella and Hunter Valdez, and Olivia, Jackson, and Chloe Miller; and numerous grand puppies. 

There will be a private prayer service for immediate family. Her final resting place will be in the Beech Mennonite Church Cemetery alongside O.D. All are welcome to share a memory or send condolences to Lilly’s family via the Arnold and Spiker-Foster-Shriver website, www.arnoldfuneralhome.com. Lilly was a great supporter of Stark County Humane Society and St. Jude’s Cancer Hospital. Please consider making a donation in her memory.  

(Arnold & Spiker-Foster-Shriver , 330-456-7291)

article imageGrace A. Kittoe
Oct 10, 2022

GRACE A. KITTOE, of Washington Twp, passed away in the afternoon Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, peacefully at her home after an extended illness. Grace loved life, her family, friends, pets, and enjoyed creating fabric arts and traveling.

She was born Jan 1, 1954, in Brilliant, Ohio, to Robert Leslie Wise and Grace Loucetta (Pitzer) Wise and has resided in Washington Twp her married life.

Grace was a 1971 graduate of Perry (Canton) High School, received her RN upon graduating from Aultman School of Nursing, earned a BA of Science from Walsh College and Masters of Education from Kent State University. In 2013, Grace retired after 30 years from the Practical Nurse Program of Canton City Schools, where she had served as administrator and instructor. She had also worked as an operating room nurse at Aultman Hospital and practiced nursing at Massillon City Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and was the school nurse at Walsh College.

She was a longtime active member of the Canton Fiber Arts Guild. She enjoyed creating lovely articles with spinning, weaving, crocheting and lace making. You would find her frequently at art demonstrations with the Guild discussing their crafts at numerous public events.

A special thank you to Alliance Aultman Hospice.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years Robert M. Kittoe, Jr.; daughter, Amanda (Will) Kittoe-Johnson; brother, Richard (Linda); sister-in-law, Elaine (Robert) Umlauf; brother-in-law, Mark (Faith) Kittoe.

Grace was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Grace Wise, son Robert M. Kittoe III and brother, Robert Wise.

There will be a Celebration of Life Service held in the near future. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Lewy Body Dementia Association. Condolences and special memories of Grace can be shared with her family online at www.paqueletfalk.com

(Paquelet Falk Funeral Home & Crematory, 330-875-2811, Serving Families in Ohio Since 1867)

article imageWilletta F. Zimmerman
Oct 10, 2022

WILLETTA F. ZIMMERMAN, age 96, of Clarksville, TN passed away Thursday, October 6, 2022. She was born February 24, 1926 in Jefferson County, OH to the late Shelton and Myrtle Criswell. 

Willetta was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Zimmerman in 2005; five brothers and five sisters. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Rev. Rex Stout; her son, Terrence Zimmerman; two grandchildren, Ryan Stout, Amanda (Ted) Daniels; a great-granddaughter, Olivia Daniels; a sister, Ellen Murdock; two brothers, Marl “Cowboy” (Sue) and Eugene (Doreen) Criswell; and a sister-in-law, Carol Criswell. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor Charlene Moore officiating. Calling hours will be 10-11 a.m. Thursday morning at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home 330-875-1414)

article imageMaude Elizabeth “Liz” (Shock) Robinson-Cerrato
Sep 30, 2022

MAUDE ELIZABETH “LIZ” (SHOCK) ROBINSON-CERRATO of Louisville, OH, passed away on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 at the Aultman Compassionate Care Center in Canton, OH. She was born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon, WV on July 21, 1946 to the late Maurice and Goldie (Varney) Shock. Liz graduated in 1964 from Webster Springs High School in Webster Springs, WV, where she was a majorette, secretary of her class, a member of the Future Teachers Association and Student Council. She received her Managing Cosmetology license at Riggs LeMar Beauty School in Akron in 1967. She was an active member of Holy Assumption Orthodox Church in Canton where she served as president of the St. Ann’s Ladies Guild and secretary of the Church Council for many years. She was loved and cherished by her church family, especially the children who knew her as “Auntie Liz.” She was a member of the Louisville Eagles Auxiliary and a former member of the VFW Post 3747 in Canton. She was also an avid reader and Cleveland baseball fan. She loved to karaoke, mostly at the former Phil’s Place in Louisville and Jimmy’s Restaurant and Lounge in Canton. She was a hairdresser for over 40 years, working for her dear friend, Patti Joy, at Patti’s Hair Place in Louisville and Deb’s Hair Place in East Canton, OH among others in Canton and Akron, OH.

In addition to her parents, Liz was preceded in death by her son, James “Jimmy” Holcomb, her brother, Charles “Pee Wee” Shock, and her loving companion, Wilhelm Fuss, of Canton. She is survived by her beloved children, Julie Robinson Hartwick, of Louisville, and Adam J. Robinson, of Canton, her brother, Maurice “Butch” Shock of Vienna, WV, cousin, Lois Jean Hamilton of Webster Springs, WV and many cousins, nieces and nephews. 

She was a long-time lover of Basset Hounds and helped rescue them for over 20 years. She leaves behind her faithful fur baby, Dixie Bella Mia.

A special thanks to her dear friends and neighbors, David and Mary Kosita whose many kindnesses allowed Liz to remain independent. Also, thanks to the generous, loving caregivers of Aultman Hospice and the Aultman Compassionate Care Center who provided comfort care during her final days, as well as caregivers from other various agencies who provided care and companionship over the past several years. 

Funeral services will be arranged through Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville, OH. Calling hours will be on Monday, October 3rd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Holy Assumption Orthodox Church at 2027 18th St. NE, Canton, OH 44705 where a Panikhida service will be at 7:30 p.m., officiated by Fr. John Kennerk. A funeral Liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4th at Holy Assumption Orthodox Church. Burial will be at Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Replete, WV. by Morris Funeral Home of Cowen, WV.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, 2027 18th St. NE, Canton, OH 44705 or BAGS Basset Rescue, 3555 Anderson St., Minerva, OH 44657. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageAnthony “Tony” D. Leone
Sep 27, 2022

ANTHONY “TONY” D. LEONE, age 61, of Massillon, Ohio passed away Saturday, September 24, 2022. He was born on June 11, 1961 in Canton, Ohio. Anthony is survived by his mother, Anna Mae Hefner; his father, Bruce Leone; a sister, Michelle Leone; two brothers, Bruce Leone (wife Jennifer) and Mitchell Leone (wife Renee) and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Shannon Leone and brother, Vincent Leone. 

Tony was loved by many, and to love Tony was to be loved in return. He warmed the hearts of so many at his home of over 30 years in Massillon, Ohio. 

Anthony will be laid to rest, with a graveside service on Saturday Oct. 1 at 12 noon, in Union Cemetery, Louisville, Ohio. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to Special Olympics online at specialolympics.org. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home 330-875-1414)

article imageGary Givens
Sep 14, 2022

GARY GIVENS, age 68, passed away peacefully in his home on  September 13, 2022.  Gary worked and retired from Union Metal (set up, fitter and welder) for 25 years.  Longtime member of the Louisville Eagles and American Legion.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, John and Wilma Givens, two brothers, John and Bill.

He is survived by his three children, Deanna (Shawn), Scott (Janet) and Becky (Lincoln), and his ten grandchildren, Alix, Zach, Hunter, Austin, Kaley, Kasie, Nathan, Tyler, Michael, and Carson.  Along with his longtime companion, Gail Gibbs, three brothers, Denny (Judy), Jerry (Bonnie) and Bob (Kim).

We would like to thank Aultman Hospital and Aultman Alliance Hospice for their wonderful care.

In keeping with Gary’s wishes there will be no calling hours. A family and friend Celebration of Life Lunch will be held on October 22, 2022 from 1-3 p.m. at the Louisville Eagles. Condolences and fond memories of Gary can be shared with his family online at www.heritagecremationsociety.com 

(Heritage Cremation Society, 330-875-5770)

article imageElden Dale Thomas
Sep 6, 2022

ELDEN DALE THOMAS, age 84, of Louisville, Ohio, was reunited with his loving wife, Janet, on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, surrounded by loving family members one day shy of his 85th birthday. He was born at home on the family farm on September 1, 1937, north of Louisville to parents William “Carter” and Sadie (Culler) Thomas as the youngest of four children. He truly lived the American Dream.

As a child, he was taught the value of hard work and commitment to family while working on the family farm.  At age 11, he and his older brother started the Nimishillen Township Future Farmers 4H Club, known today as the Louisville Livestock Leaders 4H Club. He graduated from Louisville High School in 1955 and, while in high school, began dating Janet Leahy, the younger sister of his friend and future college roommate Mike Leahy. Their first date was a Louisville vs. West Branch football game, and Janet was an integral part of encouraging him to attend college making him the first member of his family to do so.

He graduated from Marietta College in 1959 where he was a letterman on the varsity men’s crew team and majored in mathematics after only taking 9th grade algebra as a senior in high school. His relentless dedication to his academics led him to describe that he studied so hard in the math building that he would “sweat blood” to get through his coursework.

In June 1961, Elden and Janet were married and settled in Louisville for the rest of their lives. Elden was very committed to the Louisville community and served for 14 years as a member of the Louisville City Council. As a Council member, he worked to improve zoning regulations, significantly reduced the city’s debt, and arranged for the purchase of both the Metzger family farm (now known as Metzger Park), and the Martig car dealership (which now serves as the City Services building on West Main Street). He was also a lifelong member of Paradise United Church of Christ.

In 1962, Elden began a 41-year career at Babcock and Wilcox and, later, McDermott Incorporated after they purchased B&W. While working full-time, he commuted to Kent State University taking evening classes to earn his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in 1966. He passed up multiple promotion opportunities that would have advanced his career in order to avoid uprooting his family. He was an executive in both the Nuclear Products Division in Barberton and the Operations Research Department in Alliance, rising to the position of Vice President of the McDermott Technology Operations Research Department serving all McDermott and B&W divisions. In 1972, his innovative work in redesigning the construction and fabrication process for nuclear power plants earned him and his team the prestigious Franz Edelman Award for Management Science Achievement from the Operations Research Society of America (ORSA), now known as the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). He later served as a judge for the Edelman competition. He always led with integrity and had a strong commitment both to the organization and to those who worked with him and for him over the course of his career.

More importantly than either civic or business success, Elden was an outstanding husband, father, grandfather and friend. Even though he spent many late nights in Council meetings, taking phone calls from constituents or traveling for work, he was an ever-present force in his family’s life and remained active in children’s and grandchildren’s lives whether it was coaching flag football, assisting with building a Pinewood Derby car or teaching them about woodworking or landscaping.  He found great joy in following politics, the stock market, and sports – especially his beloved Louisville Leopards, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns, Ohio State University Buckeyes and Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

He was a principled man with an outstanding moral compass and a strong faith in God who served as a role model to those around him in how to lead both a successful life in the world without forgetting who he was, where he came from and what he was put on earth to do.

He was preceded in death by his wife Janet, his parents William “Carter” and Sadie (Culler) Thomas, his in-laws Richard and Bonnie (Scott) Leahy, and his brothers, Richard and Robert Thomas and his sister Betty Krabill. He is survived by his son, Michael Thomas, DDS and his wife, Julie Thomas, DDS of Louisville, Ohio and their sons, Michael (Brittany) and Phillip; and his son, Andrew Thomas, M.D. and his wife, Lisa Wilkins Thomas of Columbus, Ohio and their children, Michael, Julia and Jacob.

The family extends heartfelt appreciation to Drs. Mark Hostetler, Jim Ryan and Ralph Augostini who all provided excellent care for him for many years and to the healthcare providers at Aultman Hospital and the OSU Wexner Medical Center who cared for him over the past few months. In addition, the family is especially grateful to Tim Adkins, Christi Eberling and their two daughters for their caring and support for Elden over the past few years. A private service will be held at Stier-Israel Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Paradise United Church of Christ’s Bell Tower Project. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home 330-875-1414)

article imageMark A. Ohman
Sep 6, 2022

MARK A. OHMAN, age 63, of Louisville, OH passed away Saturday, September 3, 2022. He was born April 10, 1959 in Canton, OH to the late Albert and Donna Ohman. Mark is survived by his daughter, Ashlie (Brian) Warner; two sons, Ryan (Andrea) and Tyler (Kerri) Ohman; two sisters, Michele Reed and Pam (James) Dimarzio; two brothers, Craig and Bruce (Diane) Ohman; four grandchildren, Broc Pickens, Bryson Hayes, Olivia Ohman, Liam Ohman. He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Scott Reed.

A private family service is being planned for a future date. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageFay E. Strong
Sep 1, 2022

Just turning 79, FAY E. STRONG, of Louisville, passed away Sunday evening in her home. Born in Canton, the daughter of Robert and Pauline Sickafoose; wife of late husband Gerald E Strong, survived by and sister of Jack (Helen) Sickafoose, June (Jerry) Pullins, and her late brother Ned (Cindy) Sickafoose all of Magnolia, she will be remembered as generous, compassionate, happy, and loving. To her children Jeremy (Leslie) Strong of Mebane, NC; Sue (Scott) Turner of Massillon; Jane (Bill) Everard of Jupiter, FL; and Betsy Strong of Columbus - mom will forever be remembered as the Gold Medalist of patience, resilient, painstakingly kind and was in love with life. The matriarch of the tribe, she was a playmate to all. To her grandchildren Austin, Parker, Lexi, and Cooper Everard; Jake, Chloe, and Joel Strong; Megan, Ryan and Allison Turner, grandma will forever be remembered as a comic, a storyteller, and caregiver, and a friend who would play any board or card game presented. She was up for the challenge.

Fay was a lover of the Cleveland Indians, her church, her music, her faith, her family, and her friends. A 25-year volunteer for the PT/OT department at Timken Mercy, she co-created a Stroke Support Group that still meets to this day and was honored with the Frist Humanitarian Award for Columbia Mercy Medical Center. She was devoted to her faith at Christ United Methodist Church in Louisville for over 40 years and was a devout member of the choir. She took pride in attending her children and grandchildren’s’ school, church, and sporting events.  She was a natural chef, entertainer, and comedian. She was a glass half full individual. Despite the challenges of a stroke at the age of 49, she never gave up or let it restrict her abilities to move forward. She always found the positive in every challenge and aspect of her life and encouraged everyone around her to do better, be better. She was simply put - a phenomenal human being and an angel sent to us all.

They don’t make ‘em like Fay. In her last written words: “When someone you love dies, you never quite get over it. You just slowly learn how to go on without them tucked safely in your heart.”

Funeral Services will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday in Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Rev. Michael Grant Officiating. Calling hours will be 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 600 East Gorgas Street, Louisville Ohio 44641. Condolences may be made to www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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article imageIrene Elizabeth (Thewes) Starr
Aug 30, 2022

IRENE ELIZABETH (THEWES) STARR, 91, of Louisville passed away peacefully, on August 27th 2022, after a beautiful day of spending time with her family. She was born on March 10th 1931 to the late Anthony and Mary (Roshong) Thewes. She joined her husband of nearly 65 years, Richard (Dick) Starr, who preceded her in death on July 17th 2020.

Irene was a devout Catholic. Her faith was a source of strength for her and the people that she loved. She was an amazingly strong woman with a beautiful smile and she always knew exactly what to say at exactly the right moment. She was a mother of four, grandmother of four, and great grandmother to twelve and she always managed to keep up on everyone and pray for them.

In addition to her parents Irene was preceded in death by siblings, Ann Thewes, Ray Thewes, Cathy Dunlap, and Mary Lou Aultmann and son in law Doug Davis.

Irene is survived by her children, Debbie (John) Davis (John), Cindy (Steve) Elson, Chris (Debbie) Starr, and Ed (Annette) Starr; grandchildren, Allen (Kelly) Harshbarger, Lisa (Dave) Norris, Sarah (Tony) Krowchak, and Nicole Starr; great-grandchildren include Leah, Brantley, Matthew, Joshua, Marquis, Mason, Amariana, MacKenzie, Jaleigha, Gianni, Cecilia, Malik; siblings, Peg Dowling, Dorothy Shanower, Edie Shanower, Tony Thewes, Rose Thrower, John Thewes, Betsy Hanson, and Patricia Sells.

The family will receive friends Thursday, September 1, 2022, 5-7 p.m. at Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home, 303 S. Chapel St., Louisville. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, September 2, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church, 300 N. Chapel St., Louisville. Interment St. Louis Cemetery.

A celebration of life will follow the cemetery service at Dick and Irene’s home.

Please share memories or condolences at www.paqueletfalk.com

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article imageSandra K. Bryan
Aug 29, 2022

SANDRA K. BRYAN, age 84, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully, in her home, on Friday, August 26, 2022 with her family by her side. She was born January 20, 1938 in Canton, OH to the late Vernon and Evelyn Adams. She was a member of the East Canton Church of God and she worked for many years at Kroger’s in Massillon, OH. Sandra was a very kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Bob Bryan; two daughters, Lorie (William) Musiol, Dawn (Mark) Groves; her grandson, Aaron Musiol; two brothers, Terry and Todd (Jane) Adams. She was also preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Bryan. 

A private family service will be held at Stier-Israel Funeral Home. Sandra will be laid to rest in Sunset Hills Burial Park, Canton, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Stark County Humane Society. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

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article imageDiane Mae Shankle
Aug 18, 2022

DIANE MAE SHANKLE, age 82, of Canton, OH passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2022. She was born December 3, 1939 in Cleveland, OH to the late Albert and Jena Barnes. She was a 1961 graduate of Canton Central Catholic High School and worked as a nurse’s aide for many years at the former JT Nist Nursing Home. 

Diane is survived by two daughters, Darlene Archibald and Teresa Shankle; two sons, Darryl (Lori) and Tim (Shawnice) Shankle; a brother, Albert “Rocky” Barnes Jr; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Lawrence Shankle and a grandson, Gregory James Valentine.

Funeral service will be 4 p.m. Sunday (on her 57th wedding anniversary) at Stier-Israel Funeral Home. Calling hours will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Diane will be entombed, beside her husband, in Evergreen Memorial Garden, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

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article imageBeulah I. Koehler
Aug 18, 2022

BEULAH I. KOEHLER, age 95, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 with her family by her side. She was born December 4, 1926 in Augusta Twp, OH to the late Clarence and Rose Proctor. Beulah was a long-time member and Sunday School Teacher at the Louisville Church of Christ. She was part of the Clothes Closet Ministry and along with her husband, Clarence, were founding members of the Radiant Retirees of the church. She was a member of Stepping Stones for Ohio Valley University. 

Besides her parents, Beulah was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Koehler; a son, Bob Koehler; three sisters, Helen, Hilda and Dorothy; a brother, Tom; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Eva Jean; and a brother-in-law, Paul. She is survived by two daughters, Sandy (Russell) Glover, Darlene (Huey) Bean; four sons, Jimmy (Karen), Denny (Debbie), Kenny (Nancy) and Tim Koehler; 15 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. 

A private family graveside service will be held at Liberty Cemetery, Minerva, OH. A celebration of Beulah’s life is being planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Louisville Church of Christ, 1520 California Ave, Louisville, OH 44641. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

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article imageDavid E. Cochran
Aug 16, 2022

DAVID E. COCHRAN, age 74, of Louisville, went home on Monday August 15, 2022. He was born in Canton on April 4, 1948 to the late Max and Jean (Hostetler) Cochran, graduated from Lake High School and attended Heidelberg College. He was an Air Force Veteran serving during Vietnam War Era. David worked as a carpenter for Limbach Contractors and continued his custom carpentry retiring from Wadsworth Sash & Door. He was a longtime member of Werner United Methodist Church serving in many capacities and remembered for his special solos. 

He is survived by his wife of 47 years Linda (Fox); children Megan (Fred) Saylor, Matthew (Katie) Cochran; grandchildren Logan and Chloe Saylor, Rocco Cochran; siblings Daryl, Ann and Jill Cochran; and other relatives and friends. 

Calling hours are Sunday, August 21, 3-6 p.m. at Arnold Funeral Home Hartville and one hour prior to services Monday, August 22, 10-11 a.m. at Werner United Methodist Church. Funeral services are Monday 11 a.m. at the church with Pastor Jim Lawrence and Rev. Tony Jones officiating. Final resting place is Mount Peace Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church or charity of donor’s choice. 

(Arnold Hartville 330-877-9364 www.arnoldfuneralhome.com)

Rosario J. Pusateri
Aug 16, 2022

ROSARIO J. PUSATERI of Louisville, Ohio, passed away surrounded by family on August 12, 2022, after two years with cancer. He was born August 3, 1960, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a parishioner at St. Louis Catholic Church. He graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in 1978 and joined the family business with his father and later brothers, Pusateri Sales Inc. He enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, but most of all being with his family.

Stubbornness or persistence, either way Rosario got things done. As when we were children, he had the plan, took the risk, and accepted the blame when things went wrong. As an adult he had the same determination, like moving back home from southern Indiana so his children could be close to family and attend St. Thomas Aquinas High School. And with that same quality, he faced cancer with courage making sure Karol and his family were taken care of and readying himself for his last days.

Our family is blessed to have had him, and still have him, as part of our lives forever. We love him and will miss him every time we are together. Rest in peace, Rosario.

Preceded in death by Rosario Pusateri, his dad.

Survived by wife, Karol and children, Rosario III, Joseph (Kaye), and Dominic; and stepchildren, Tony Occhiuto, and Karra (Ashton), along with grandchildren Wyatt and Wayne. Also survived by mother Linda Pusateri; and siblings Mark (Rhonda) Pusateri, Paul (Mary Jean) Pusateri, Pamela (Terry) Bast, and Michael (LuAnn) Pusateri, many nieces and nephews: Rachel, Anna, Maggie, Ellie, Matthew, Adam, Julia (Jake) Kasperski, Molly, Claire (Doug) Mayes, Isaac, Leslie, Elaine, Simon, Samuel, Emma (Vinnie) Serapiglia, Jonathan, and Amelia, grandnieces and nephews: Willow and Cypress Mayes, and hopefully many more to come.

Calling hours will be at Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home at 303 S. Chapel St. Louisville, OH 44641 on August 18, Thursday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., and funeral services will be at St. Louis Catholic Church located 300 North Chapel St., Louisville, OH 44641 on August 19, Friday, at 11:00 a.m. 

Condolences and special memories of Rosario can be shared with his family online at www.paquletfalk.com.

(Paquelet Falk Funeral Home and Crematory, 330-875-2811, Serving Ohio Families Since 1867)

article imageFrank Albert Warnock
Aug 16, 2022

FRANK ALBERT WARNOCK, age 91, of Louisville, OH passed away Monday, August 15, 2022. He was born February 17, 1931 in Birmingham, OH to the late Clarence and Bertha (George) Warnock. Frank was an Army Veteran and a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Louisville. He was a retired from Sears, where he had worked for many years as a repairman.  

Frank is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marilyn (Schulz); two daughters, Deborah (Tom) Burger, Tami (Chris) Reichman; a son Tony (Jamie) Warnock; a sister, Irene Welsh; brother, Leonard (Diane) Warnock; sister-in-law, Irene Warnock; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, Frank was preceded in death by a son, James Warnock in 2020; a sister, Ruth Dunlap and a brother, Charles Warnock.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor Scott Wilson officiating. Calling hours will be 10-11 a.m. Thursday morning at the funeral home. Frank will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left a www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

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article imageLarry J. DuPlain
Aug 12, 2022

LARRY J. DuPLAIN, age 65, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully Wednesday, August the 10, 2022 in his home. He was born June 29, 1957 in Canton, OH to the late Russell F. and Sophia (Journey) DuPlain. Larry was a self-employed CPA and a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Louisville. His family had great respect for the fact that he lovingly cared for their mother the last 10 years of her life.

Larry is survived by four sisters, Darlene “Dee” (Ed) Shannon, Sister Mary Ann DuPlain, Betty (Chuck) McLaughlin, Dorothy “Dot” Bricker; three brothers, Russell (Pat), Ron (Karen) and Jim (Edna) DuPlain; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie DuPlain.

A memorial service to celebrate Larry’s life will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Fr. Tom Bishop officiating. The family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. Saturday morning at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Mark, 2300 Reno Dr, Louisville, OH 44641 Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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article imageEdward W. Ruflin
Aug 2, 2022

EDWARD W. RUNLIN, age 97 of Louisville, Ohio passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at St. Joseph Senior Living facility in Louisville, Ohio. He was born in Maximo, Ohio on July 22, 1925 to the late Esther and Lawrence Ruflin. After graduating from Louisville High School, he entered the US Army. In January 1945, as a member of the 65th Infantry Division, he boarded a troop transport in New York and arrived in Le Havre, France later that same month. They marched and fought across France, Germany and into Austria. Ed was a proud member of George Patton’s 3rd Army, of which the 65th Infantry was a part.

After the war, Ed returned home, marrying Mary Frank of Harrisburg, Ohio. This union of 76 years continued until his death. He spent most of his work career at Yoder Oldsmobile as service manager, and Yoder’s Auto Service, both in Louisville. 

In addition to his parents, he preceded in death by his son, Louis; two sisters, Eileen Ehrlinspield and Pauline Ward; and son-in-law, Joe Vozar.

Surviving Ed is his wife, Mary; daughters, Anita (Jud) Smith of Shakers Heights, Marcia Vozar, Sandi (Gary) Weisbrod of Walnut Creek, CA; sons, Chuck (Pat) Ruflin of Medina, Paul (Sue) Ruflin of Hunting Valley; 13 grandchildren and many loving great-grandchildren.

Friends may call Thursday, August 4, 2022, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Paquelet Falk Funeral Home in Louisville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, August 5, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church. Memorial donations may be made in his name to St. Joseph Senior Living, 1882 Knob St., Louisville, Ohio 44641 or to St. Louis Catholic Church, 300 N. Chapel St., Louisville, Ohio 44641. Condolences and special memories of Ed can be shared with his family online at www.paqueletfalk.com.

(Paquelet Falk Funeral Home & Crematory, 330-875-2811, Serving Ohio Families Since 1867)

Dawn Marie Lautzenheiser
Aug 2, 2022

DAWN MARIE LAUTZENHEISER, age 44 of Sparta, Tennessee went to be with the Lord on July 31, 2022. 

Born in Canton, Ohio to Geraldine (Kiko) and Gary L. Lautzenheiser. She graduated from Louisville School (Louisville, OH) and R.G. Drage Vocational School in Massillon, OH in 1996. She continued her education by graduating from English Nanny School. in Euclid, OH, as a professional nanny. She acquired a job with a family in Connecticut for several years, then moved to Pennsylvania and worked with another family. She enjoyed her work with the children. 

In 2004, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), but kept working for many years until the disease made it too difficult for her to continue being a nanny. 

She moved to South Carolina with her sister for a year, and in 2010 she moved to Sparta, Tennessee to be cared for by her parents. 

Dawn is preceded in death by grandparents, Bette and Ralph Lautzenheiser, Ruth and Herbert Kiko of Louisville, OH, and her father, Gary Lautzenheiser of Sparta, TN who passed in 2011. 

She is survived by her mother, Geraldine Lautzenheiser of Sparta, TN; 1 sister and 3 brothers, Tonya and Michael Heckendorn of Goose Creek, SC, Brian and Jennifer Lautzenheiser of Macon, GA, Sam and Tanya Lautzenheiser of Delaware, OH, and Mark Lautzenheiser of Sparta, TN; nieces and nephews, her best friend since middle school, Kelly (Hawthorne) May of East Canton, OH; and her caregiver for the past 4 years, Lidia George of Smithville, OH. 

Any donations made to The MS Society in Dawn Lautzenheiser's name would be appreciated. 

Online condolences may be made to the family at oaklawnmemorial.com

article imageHarry Ernest Blasiman
Aug 1, 2022

HARRY ERNEST BLASIMAN, age 92, of Louisville, OH passed away Sunday, July 31, 2022. He was born Aug. 17, 1929 to the late William & Clara Blasiman. Harry was a graduate of Middlebranch High School. He was employed as a delivery driver for Ralph Karper and Coen Oil Co. He also worked for the Firestone Farm in Middlebranch, OH in his youth. Harry proudly served in the US Army, 2nd Infantry Unit, in the Korean War. He was a Purple Heart recipient. Harry belonged to the D.A.V., K.W.V.A., American Legion, VFW, Louisville Eagles and the Alliance Elks. He was also a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Alliance.

Harry is survived by his wife of 69 years, Elinore Blasiman; a son, David (Diane) Blasiman; a sister, Mary Louise Anderson; special cousin, Alice Ryter; plus many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, William Jr, Howard and Ronald “Tiny” Blasiman.

Funeral services will be 11a.m. Thursday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor Timothy Muse officiating. Calling hours will 10-11 a.m. Thursday morning at the funeral home. Harry will be laid to rest, with military honors, in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

Peggy Jean Brechbill
Aug 1, 2022

PEGGY JEAN BRECHBILL, age 83, of Salem, OH passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022. She was born August 17, 1938 in Louisville, OH to the late William and Ruth (Meyers) Henderhan. Peggy was retired from AT&T after 34 years of service. Peggy is survived by three sisters, Mary Booth, Lillian (Myron) Dawson, Christine Rinkes; three brothers, William (Charlotte), David and Roger Henderhan and three children. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Young. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday (8/3) at Stier-Israel Funeral Home. Peggy will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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article imageWanda Phyllis (Millhone) Schmucker
Jul 28, 2022

WANDA PHYLLIS (MILLHONE) SCHMUCKER, 78, of Louisville, OH, passed away Wednesday, July 27th, 2022, after several years of declining health. She was born June 29, 1944, to Langdon and Leah Millhone in Canton, OH, and lived most of her life in Louisville, OH.

Wanda graduated from Louisville Senior High in 1962 and married Merlin Schmucker Jr. on September 21, 1963, and they later renewed their vows on June 26, 1999. While she worked various jobs over the years, she was primarily a homemaker and focused on raising their three children.

In her younger years, Wanda enjoyed spending time with family and friends, reading, and group exercise classes. In her later years, she had a fondness for cats and loved watching favorite classic movies. She gave back by volunteering at a local hospital and providing transportation for elderly members of the community. She was a longtime member of Christ United Methodist Church in Louisville.

Wanda was always there to lend a helping hand or listening ear. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Langdon and Leah Millhone, and her brother and sister-in-law, Lewis and Elisabeth Millhone.

She is survived by her brother, Horace “Sam” (Toni) Millhone of Bear River City, Utah; husband, Merlin Schmucker, Jr. of Louisville; children, David (fiancée Lynette Alex) Schmucker of North Canton, Steven (Reynisa) Schmucker of Louisville, Debbie (Brian) Briggs of Uniontown; grandchildren Tess (Frances) Schmucker, Samantha (fiancé-Jake Miller) Schmucker, Kayyri (fiancé-Josh Fey) Valencia, Gage Briggs, and Logan Briggs.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday morning at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Rev. Michael Grant officiating. Calling hours will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Wanda will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

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article imageRuth Ellen Kehl
Jul 22, 2022

RUTH ELLEN KEHL of Louisville, OH, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2022 after a long and productive life of 96 years. Ruth was born on July 3, 1926 in Canton and grew up the only child of parents William and May (Cowley) Slaugenhaupt. She graduated from Louisville High School in 1944 and attended the OSU Ag Tech Institute.

A childhood neighbor of the Kehl family and its eight siblings, she married Donald Kehl in 1950 and the two were blessed with a loving relationship of 72 years. They enjoyed camping and fishing trips and never tired of exploring history and genealogy. In addition to being a devoted mother and later grandmother, Ruth was a proficient gardener and worked at the family business, Herman Kehl Florist and Greenhouses. In later years, she and Donald made the trip south as Florida snowbirds and for awhile worked parttime for Walt Disney World Florist and the Animal Kingdom Theme Park in Orlando. Ruth was a woman of many gifts with strength and humility even to the end. To those who loved her, she exuded a calm nobility of spirit. She had a knowing smile about who she was and a deep faith in her Creator and trust in His promises. She was an enduring light in our lives and will be greatly missed.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, who passed away in February. She is survived by her son Don (Patricia), daughter Jane Kehl, all of Louisville; granddaughter Jennifer McMaster, great-granddaughter Makayla McMaster, both of Fernandina Beach FL; sisters in law Eileen Schneiter and Rosemary Kehl, and many nieces and nephews.

Ruth will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH with a graveside service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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article imageDaniel D. Moore
Jul 20, 2022

DANIEL D. MOORE, age 85, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully, in his home, on Sunday, July 17, 2022. He was born January 2, 1937 in Carrollton, OH. Dan was a member of Dueber United Methodist Church in Canton. He was a retired truck driver from BP, after 34 years of service, and a retired school bus driver. 

Dan is survived by his wife of 66 years, Leila (Cogan) Moore; two daughters, Janice Zartman and Joanne (Mark Cain) Moore; two sons, David (Mary) and Ron Moore; two sisters, Kay Wetzel and Judy Humphrey; a brother, John Moore; step-sister, Carol Sanford; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Moore; his mother and step-father, Ruth and Ralph Barnhouse and a step-sister, Mary McLaughlin.

A celebration of life service will be 11a.m. Saturday, August 20, 2022 at the Dueber United Methodist Church, 645 Dueber Ave SW, Canton, OH 44706, with Pastor John George and Pastor Chet Harris officiating. A luncheon and a time of fellowship will follow the service at the church. A private family burial was held in Evergreen Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dueber United Methodist Church or Cross Roads Hospice. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

Eleanor J. Yoder
Jul 18, 2022

ELEANOR J. YODER, age 86, Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully, in her home, on Monday, July 18, 2022. She was born January 1, 1936 in Canton, OH to the late Warren and Gertrude Mizer. Eleanor was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class. She was amember of the Town and Country Garden Club and she was an avid flower gardener.

Eleanor is survived by her husband of 63 years, Harold Yoder; two daughters, Shari (Eldon) Brugger, Melanie (Craig) Zwick; a brother, Ronald (Jeannine) Mizer; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her son, D. Mike Yoder and a brother, William Mizer.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday Morning at Christ United Methodist Church in Louisville, with Pastor Michael Grant officiating. Calling hours will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday Evening at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville and one hour before services at the church Thursday Morning. Eleanor will be laid to rest in Beech Mennonite Cemetery, Louisville, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church or The Shriners Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(​​​​Stier-Israel Funeral Home​, 330-875-1414)

article imageBarbara Susan Sumser
Jul 11, 2022

BARBARA SUSAN SUMSER, age 81 of Louisville, Ohio, passed away Friday July 8, 2022.  She was born in Canton, Ohio on April 27, 1941 to the late Arthur and Dorothy (Buckner) Niemeyer.  Barb was retired from PCC Airfoils of Minerva. Barb loved life and was a friend to many.  She very much enjoyed playing tennis and golf and had an amazing four hole in ones.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Niemeyer.  Barb is survived by her husband of sixty years, Richard; two sons, Richard Sumser, JR and friend Heidi Wood and Scott (Megan) Sumser; a sister, Judith (Thomas) Yeager; a granddaughter, Emily Sumser, and many nieces, nephews.

 In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made to First Tee in Barb’s honor.  Please go to Firsttee.com for donation details.

The family will hold a private family service. Online condolences may be made at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageMary Ellen Graham
Jul 4, 2022

MARY ELLEN GRAHAM, age 93, of Louisville, OH passed away Friday, July 1, 2022. She was born January 28, 1929 in Midland, PA to the late Rexford and Rosalie (Douthett) Black. She was a member of Paradise United Church of Christ in Louisville.

Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her husband, Don Graham in 2017; a granddaughter, Lyndsay Gulling; two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by two daughters, Susan (Tom) Gulling, Chris (Jeff) Stupeck; her son, Gregory (Marsha) Graham; a brother, Dick (Betty) Black; nine grandchildren, Matt (Laura), Mike (Kelly) and Mark (Callie) Gulling, Lori (Mike) Seaman, Marcus and Max Graham, Taylor (Dalton) Brow, Ryan (Grace) and Kyle Stupeck and 10 great-grandchildren.

A private family service will be held at Stier-Israel Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Brown officiating. Mary Ellen will be laid to rest, with her husband, in St. Louis Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Memory Care Unit, 2308 Reno Dr, Louisville, OH 446451. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home 330-875-1414)

article imageJoel Walker
Jun 24, 2022

JOEL WALKER, age 57, beloved son, brother, and uncle, died on June 7, 2022 at his home in Houston, Texas.  He was born on June 13, 1964 in Canton, Ohio and was raised in Louisville, Ohio.  

 Joel, a proud Eagle Scout, was a graduate of Louisville High School class of 1982 and attended The Ohio State University, graduating with two Bachelor’s Degrees and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

 He is survived by his parents Richard and Carolyn Walker of Nokomis, FL, sister Jodi (Steven) Hess of Columbus, OH, sister Jami (Matthew) Holton of Nokomis, FL, sister Juli (Vladimir) Pozder of Apex, NC, brother Josh (Lucy) Walker of Venice, FL, brother Judd Walker of Athens, OH, sister Joni Walker of Sarasota, FL, and nieces and nephews Caroline Hess, Cleo Hess, Cyrus Hess, Clay Hess, William Holton, Calvin Holton, Glenda Holton, Ana Pozder, Ema Pozder, Alek Pozder, and Goran Pozder. 

Joel’s studies and professional career as a business consultant took him all over the United States and around the world.  He made many close friends during his travels.  Joel was deeply committed to his family and was very devoted to his nieces and nephews. Joel will be remembered for his ability to play a good practical joke, his passion for his beloved Buckeyes, and his dedication to those he loved.

Memorial services will be held at St. Boniface Episcopal Church in Sarasota, Florida on July 29, 2022 at 2:00pm. A live stream of the service will be available via the church’s website, www.bonifacechurch.org

article imagePauline L. Begue (Gressinger)
Jun 23, 2022

PAULINE L. BEGUE (GRESSINGER) age 90, passed away Monday, June 20, 2022. 

Pauline is preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Louis Edward Begue Jr.; her father, William Gressinger; mother, Agnes Gressinger; sister, Mary Vaughn; brothers, William Gressinger, Jr.; Robert Gressinger, Paul Gressinger; and grandson, Donald Begue Jr.

She is survived by sons, Donald (Kathy) Begue, Larry (Erika) Begue, Bruce Begue, Steve (Kim) Begue; daughter,  Louann George; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and brother, James (Connie) Gressinger. 

A private family service will be held at Paquelet Falk Funeral Home in Louisville, Ohio. Condolences can be shared with the family online at www.paqueletfalk.com.

(Paquelet Falk Funeral Home & Crematory, 330-875-2811, Serving Ohio Families Since 1867)

article imageRaeann (Saliola) Guiley
Jun 14, 2022

RAEANN (SALIOLA) GUILEY, age 56, of Louisville, OH passed away Monday, June 13, 2022. She was born March 6, 1966 in Canton, OH to the late Raymond and Susanna (Rocci) Saliola. Raeann was the owner of Pink Oil LLC.  She graduated from Miami University and was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Louisville.

Raeann is survived by her husband, Richard Guiley, a sister, Annette (John) Rosenberg; a brother John (Jennifer) Saliola and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Nancy Jackson. 

Raeann was blessed with a charismatic smile, sparkling eyes and an enthusiastic personality that made people gravitate to her for leadership. When Raeann walked into a room, she always brightened it for the better. Her self-made business, Pink Oil LLC, trained as many of Ohio’s oil field workers as all her competitors combined because employers and employees wanted her classes. Learning from Raeann became a badge of honor with students proudly wearing her pink oil safety sticker.

Raeann used those same signature talents as a community organizer.  As the former president of the Louisville Constitution Day Committee, she organized an event with 10,000 participants.  And as a founder of the Louisville Community Foundation, millions of dollars were provided tax benefits to build a new football stadium.  And when funds were needed to pass the school levy for new public buildings, she partnered with Todd Pugh and they raised more money for the campaign than any prior campaign ever had.   When a seemingly impossible community project needed accomplished, Raeann was the person the community called upon to solve it. 

By far, her favorite project was Umbrella Alley.  She successfully rallied the community to give funds, equipment, materials and labor to build what has become Louisville’s shining public art attraction. With tens of thousands of people visiting, 16,000 Facebook followers, magazine cover photos, television specials and newspaper spotlights, she provided the bricks, mortar, money and materials to change the image of the City of Louisville with the creation of Umbrella Alley.

In keeping with her faith in God, A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday morning at St. Louis Church in Louisville. Calling hours will be 5-7 p.m. Friday evening at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. Raeann will be laid to rest in St. Louis Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Louisville Community Foundation (to benefit Umbrella Alley) P.O. Box 448, Louisville, OH 44641. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageErnestina “Tina” McGowan (Procario)
Jun 13, 2022

ERNESTINA “TINA” McGOWAN (PROCARIO) passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 8, 2022, after a long hard-fought battle with pulmonary fibrosis. She was born December 3, 1954 in Canton, Ohio to the late Ermanno and Mary Procario.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, David McGowan and her sister Deborah Sills.

Tina leaves behind her children Steve (Angel) Leary, Theresa (John) Berring, Joe (Stacey) Leary, nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, sister Sandra Procario, brothers Dominic (Debbie) Procario, Dino (Mary) Procario, brother-in-law Gary Sills, nieces and nephews.

Tina worked at Wonder Bread Hostess Cake for 28 years, starting out as a clerk and working her way up to receiving then to manager of the retail outlet.  

She enjoyed traveling with her late husband, gardening, and spending time with her family and golden retrievers.  

She will join her beloved dogs in heaven; her golden retrievers, Molly, Maxx, and Shiloh and her dog Reba.  She leaves behind her one golden retriever, Cooper, for her grandchildren to take care of.  

Tina will be missed by all. She was a wonderful person who will be in our hearts and minds forever.

A special thank you to Doctor Joseph Parambil of Cleveland Clinic and all the doctors, nurses, and staff that took care of her during this difficult time. 

Funeral services have been held. Interment was in St. Louis Cemetery. 

(ROSSI 330-492-5830, http://www.rossifuneralhomeinc.com)

article imageFrances Mary Tellaro Sites
Jun 13, 2022

FRANCES MARY TELLARO SITES, born July 7, 1923, to Dominick and Victoria (Rolando) Tellaro in Fairview, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.

Frances graduated valedictorian of her 1941 Farmington High School class in Farmington, Illinois, earned a Bachelor degree in Education in 1944 from Illinois State University, and earned a Master of Arts in Guidance in 1965 from the Ohio State University.

During her 31-year career, she taught or served as Guidance Counselor at Ohio public schools in Melmore, Tiffin, Ontario, Mentor, Alliance and Louisville. She was the first female president of the Ashland City Council, and in 2000 was president of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association. She received the Norma Hiner Altrusa Club Award and Women of Achievement Leadership Award among other local, state and national recognitions. For more than 15 years, she was actively involved as a volunteer at Kingwood Center in Mansfield, co-edited the volunteer newsletter and did historical research.

Frances cared deeply about her family and set an example of love, leadership, loyalty and perseverance that will never be forgotten. The homes in which she lived were beautiful and inviting to family and friends. New acquaintances often became new friends.

She married Loren Richard Sites on March 2, 1946, and he preceded her in death on May 14, 2006. She is survived by a sister, Mary Peterson; sons, Richard (Karen) and James (Tamaria) and daughter, Vicki; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 10:00-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2022, in the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road. A memorial service will follow at 10:30 a.m. with burial in Mansfield Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Retired Teachers Association in Columbus, the Ontario United Methodist Church, or the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library in Ontario.

Words of condolence may be expressed at www.wappner.com

article imageDale Wayne Marks
Jun 3, 2022

DALE WAYNE MARKS, age 85, lifelong resident of Louisville passed away Friday, May 13, 2022 at Winter Haven Hospital in Florida, of a newly diagnosed, aggressive lymphoma. Dale is a graduate of Louisville High School Class of 1954 and attended Ohio State University. He retired in 2009 as the owner of Marks & Taylor Realtors after 50 years in business. He served as Past President of both the Stark County Association of Realtors and the Ohio Association of Realtors, Past Regional Vice President of the National Association of Realtors, State of Ohio Real Estate Commissioner for 10 years, and a member on many other local, state, and national real estate committees. He also served on the Board of Trustees for the Central Stark County YMCA and the Malone College Board of Trustees. Dale was awarded the YMCA Red Triangle Award for extended and exemplary volunteer service; and, had been a longtime member of the Louisville Rotary Club. He was a member of Paradise United Church of Christ Louisville for 63 years where he served as Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher, deacon, and elder. Dale was also an associate member of Hope Presbyterian Church, Winter Haven, Florida.

Dale is survived by his loving wife, Lois, of 64 years, children Michael (Nancy) Marks in Apex, NC and Beth Marks of Evanston, IL, grandchildren, Jennifer (Trey) Holland, Pittsboro, NC and Kristi Marks of Fuquay-Varina, NC, sister, Linda (John) Legros, Gambier, OH, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cletus and Etha (Linerode) Marks, sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna (Ronald) Miller and Jane Ann (Wayne) Meadows, and nephew Rodney Meadows.

The essence of Dale is captured by his love of family and friends. Dale also loved playing golf with friends, sharing his love of flying his plane so that others could soar, and traveling with his wife to visit family and friends across the U.S. and abroad. Dale and Lois enjoyed being Floridians for the past 16 years during the winter season. His passion for photography created many memories for everyone. Dale especially loved Shadoe, their cat. He will be forever remembered for his intense curiosity, love of life, and eternal optimism, passion, and joy. Dale was blessed and he generously shared his blessings – an easy, cherished friend.

Calling hours will take place on Friday, June 10, 2022 at Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 917 E. Main St., Louisville, Ohio 44641, from 10am until 12 noon; a Memorial service will begin at 12 noon at the funeral home with Rev. Lynn Bozich Shetzer officiating.  Memorial donations may be sent to The Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Philanthropy Institute, P.O. Box 931517, Cleveland, Ohio 44195. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

 (Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageErik O’Brien
May 24, 2022

ERIK DANIEL O’BRIEN, age 44, of Alliance, passed away on May 21, 2022.

He was born on March 7, 1978 in Canton to Daniel and Denise (Boyce) O’Brien.  

Erik graduated from Marlington High School in 1996. While growing up, he attended Louisville First Baptist Church and accepted the Lord, was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and was on the Marlington wrestling team. Erik attended training in Philadelphia before he began his lifelong career as an engineer and conductor for CSX. Erik attended the Louisville Baptist Temple, where he met his wife, Catherine. He was a member of the NRA and liked going to the shooting range with his son, Caiden. Erik also enjoyed skydiving and completed his first jump with his father at 16 years old. He loved playing with his dog, Bentley, and taking him on walks.  Most of all, Erik loved spending time with his son, wife, parents and family. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his parents; his wife, Catherine (Welton), who he was with for many years and married on June 12, 2018; his son, Caiden John O’Brien; brother, Shane (Jodi) O’Brien; father-in-law, Michael Welton; mother-in-law, Patricia Welton; sister-in-law, Carolyn Welton; brother-in-law, Michael (Shannon) Welton Jr.; nephews, James and Cohen; several nieces and nephews on the Welton side; aunts and uncles, Joe O’Brien, Connie (Robert) Christy, Kimberly (Jay) Quiggle, Dwayne (Edna) Boyce and Robin (Chet) Brown; and numerous cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alfred and Alberta O’Brien and Johnie and Ermal Boyce. 

A visitation will be held on Friday, May 27th at Louisville Baptist Temple (6565 Columbus Rd NE, Louisville, OH 44641) from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be private with Erik and Catherine’s mentor, Pastor Mike Harmon officiating. Erik will be laid to rest at Fairmount Memorial Park.

A fund for Erik’s son is being created, checks may be made to the funeral home with Caiden’s name in the memo. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the NRA, 11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030 or Gideons International, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. Friends and family may share condolences and memories online at www.ctcfuneral.com.

article imageWilliam (Bill) Black
May 22, 2022

WILLIAM (BILL) BLACK, age 74, passed away unexpectedly on May 19th 2022, surrounded by his enormous family and loved ones. Bill grew up in Louisville, a town he loved and never left. Bill worked at the Timken Company for over 30 years and enjoyed spending time with his wife and family. Bill will be dearly missed and always remembered for his humor, leadership, sarcastic nature, loving personality,and devotion to his wife, kids and grandkids. 

Bill was predeceased by parents Robert Black and Norma (Feller) Black,grandfather John Black, grandmother Gay Edna (Burnett) Black, grandmother Mae Feller, parents-in-law George Leslie and Joan (Monter) Leslie, grandmother-in-law Blanche (Violand) Monter, brother-in-law John Barnhouse, sister-in-law Jane (Leslie) Snyder. Bill was often referred to as the “Favorite son-in-law”.

He is survived by his wife Marianne (Leslie) Black, siblings Linda Combs, Jim Black, Sue Lautenheiser (Bruce), Mary Wheatley (Mike), Rick Black, Nancy Rapp (Jerry), Chuck Black; favorite son Bob Black (Shana Rosenberg), favorite oldest daughter Lisa Lewis (Bryan), favorite youngest daughter Kathy Filipowicz (Jamie); grandchildren, Rachel, Bekah, Katie, Abigail, Alyssa, Marissa, and Michael; brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Bill requested a celebration of life be held in his honor. We request all of Bill’s loved ones to join us in celebrating his life at Paquelet Falk Funeral Home 303 South Chapel St, Louisville, Ohio 44641 on May 26th 2022 at 1:00pm calling hours; followed by a time of remembrance service at 3:00pm; with fellowship to follow at Louisville Eagles, 306 West Main St, Louisville, Ohio 44641.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a cause that Bill held close to his heart–Any local school organization such as marching band, baseball,theater, speech and debate, and choir.

James E. Pugh
May 20, 2022

JAMES E. PUGH, age 79, of Louisville passed away Monday May 16, 2022. He was born February 5, 1943 in Columbiana County to his parents, the late, Oscar M. and Ruth E. (White) Pugh. He served in the US Army and was self-employed in the construction industry. He was a 32nd degree Mason with the William McKinley Lodge #431 F&AM, a member of VFW Post 7490 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2374.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by four siblings, Virginia, Mary, Carol and Bill.

Survivors include his wife, Carol N. Pugh; two sons, Michael Patrick (Hope) and James Douglas Pugh; step daughter, Rona (Tom) Wilson; step son, John (Sherry) Sprankle; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; a brother, Bob Pugh; a sister, Donna York; good friends Ed and Jeanette Rayner and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services will be Saturday May 28, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Reed Funeral Home CANTON Chapel. Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. with Masonic Service on Friday at 4:45 p.m. and additional calling hours on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Liberty Cemetery with military honors. You are invited to visit www.reedfuneralhome.com to share condolences and fond memories.

(Reed Funeral Home, 330-477-6721)

article imageRonald James Shankle, MSGT
May 16, 2022

RONALD JAMES SHANKLE, MSGT, went home to heaven on May 3, 2022.  He was born on December 6, 1939 in Kinport, PA to Lawrence and Phyllis Mary (King) Shankle.  He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and two brothers.  He is survived by two brothers, Leonard and Allen R. Shankle; two sisters, Linda Robinson and Debbie Holland.  Ronald was a Vietnam Veteran and was retired from the US MARINE CORPS.

Honoring his wishes, his body will be cremated.  There will be no calling hours. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageDoris “Dorie” Elaine Walker
May 9, 2022

DORIS “DORIE” ELAINE WALKER, age 89, passed away peafully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, May 6, 2022. Dorie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was born on January 7, 1933, to the late Mary and Warren Blandford, of Louisville. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bob, who passed away in 2005. They were married on July 30, 1954.

She is survived by: daughters Ann Warnock, of Nicholasville, Ky., and Gail (Dale) Kandel, of Louisville, and son Bill (Susie), of West Boylston, Mass.; 11 grandchildren, Katie (Jerry) Diddle, Frank (Katie) Warnock, Stephanie (William) Kist, Kurt (Carla) Kandel, Kyle (Keely) Kandel, Stacey (Andy) Wolfe, Bob (Vanessa) Walker, Dan (Abby) Walker, Shonna (Sandor Bocsi) Walker, Sarah (Sean) Gile, and Emily Walker and her fiancé, Aaron Pearl; as well as 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Ruby Pikulik, and brothers, Clyde, Paul, Charles and Ian Blandford.

Dorie was a 1951 graduate of Louisville High School and graduated in 1954 from the Aultman School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse at Aultman Hospital for 35 years.

Dorie was a 60-plus-year member of Christ United Methodist Church in Louisville, where she was actively involved in her younger years with the Friendship Sunday School Class and the Chancel Choir. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, reading, and sewing, and she left her family with many handmade quilts and Christmas stockings to cherish.

She will be remembered for her dedication to family, her quick smile, her dependable bedside manner, and her many talents. She is dearly missed by her large, loving family, with whom she was present and engaged until her last days.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 13 at Stier-Israel Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Grant and Pastor Carl Kandel officiating. Calling hours will be 10-11 a.m. Friday morning at the funeral home. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Aultman Alliance Hospice or to the Christ United Methodist Church (Louisville) Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageBeverly Paxton
May 5, 2022

BEVERLY PAXTON, age 75, of Louisville, died Wed., May 4, 2022 in her home surrounded by her family.  She was born Aug. 2, 1946 in Alliance to Robert and Charlotte (Blevins) Boord. She lived in East Rochester with her parents and 5 siblings. She was a graduate of Minerva High School with the class of 1964.

It was then, she married the love of her life, Roger Paxton and were married for 58 wonderful years. Beverly always took pride in her appearance by always looking her best! A lifelong Christian and member of Fairhope United Methodist Church, religion was an important part of her life.

The enjoyment of nature was key to Beverly. She enjoyed her flowers and worked hard to care and tend for the areas around the home. She enjoyed watching and listening to the birds attracted to the yard. Beverly enjoyed helping her mother with the family campground, Bob Boord’s Park for 30 years. There were many family memories and stories made over the summers at the park. She also worked selling Home Interior and at McClain Grocery. When she became a realtor, she worked for Kolstrom, Century 21 and TK Harris Coldwell Bankers for many years.

Beverly enjoyed being part of a large family with five siblings, numerous nieces and nephews. Beverly and Roger had one son, Robert Paxton and two grandchildren. The love of family from daily phone calls, celebrating special events, and working together at the park are too numerous to mention - but she enjoyed them all.

Beverly is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Charlotte Boord, sister, Cindy (Raymond) Leatherberry.  She is survived by one brother, Wayne (Lori) Boord, three sisters, Polly (Dave) Haught, Margie (Nick) Rolfe, and Jennifer (Jeff) Sanor. A proud mother of Robbie (Tina) Paxton and her grandchildren, Rebecca Paxton and Mitchell (Taylor) Paxton.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 7th, at 12 noon in the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with Rev. Scott Hayward officiating. Burial will be in Moultrie Chapel Cemetery. Calling hours will be 2 hours prior to services from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairhope United Methodist Church. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.

article imageWilliam H. Armstrong
May 5, 2022

APRIL 23, 1932 – MAY 3, 2022

William H. Armstrong was born on April 23, 1932 in Louisville, Ohio to William and Hazel Armstrong.  He married Gloria (Cassler) Armstrong on June 7, 1953.  Their loving and inspiring marriage lasted for 61 years until Gloria’s death in 2014. 

 In 1954, Bill graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A. degree in philosophy.  He received his Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in 1957, after which he was ordained as a minister in the United Church of Christ. In 1957, he and Gloria moved to the inner city of Philadelphia to serve at Calvary United Church of Christ.  He oversaw the integration of a predominantly white church to a fully integrated church. One story stands out: when one of the first African-Americans expressed an interest in joining Calvary Church, some of the white congregants dissented, to which their pastor replied: “Either she stays, or I go.”

Bill and Gloria served Calvary Church for nine years.  When Bill and Gloria considered opportunities to serve more affluent churches, they felt it was their calling to pastor their beloved friends and parishioners in more troubled neighborhoods.  In 1964, Bill earned a Masters in Sacred Theology from the Lutheran Theological Seminary.

In the 1960s Bill was asked to join the newly formed Peace Corps in an administrative capacity for five years in two countries.  He was the Associate Director of the Peace Corps in Ethiopia from 1966 to 1968.  In 1968, he became the first Director of the Peace Corps in Swaziland (now Eswatini), just as Eswatini celebrated its independence from Great Britain.  Bill and Gloria did everything as a team, including raising their four children in Africa.

 In 1971, the Armstrongs returned to the United States, where Bill began his service at his second and last church, Burton Congregational Church in Burton, Ohio. He retired from the ministry in 1997.  After living in parsonages or government-provided homes for their married lives, Bill and Gloria bought their first home in Bay Village, Ohio where they lived until Gloria’s death in 2014. 

Bill had a deep and abiding love of history.  He researched usually obscure, but fascinating people.  Bill published ten books, including biographies of David Tannenberg, Ely S. Parker, Edward Parmalee Smith and Father Taylor, as well as books about the ministry, and a collection of Ethiopian proverbs. 

Following Gloria’s death, Bill moved to Avon, Ohio where he continued his ministry, showing his love to all the people who crossed his path. Up to the very end, Bill cast the light of God’s love on all he met.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Gloria, his sister Joan Denny, his brothers-in-law Julian Denny and Myrton Jones, and his daughter-in-law Helen Haggerty. He is survived by his children Lonson (Lucy), Elaine (Erick), Lester (Janell), and Bill, Jr. (Erin); his grandchildren, Conner (Rachel), Louisa, Cara, Graham, Olivia, Faith, and Isabelle; and his sister Mary Alice Jones and his brother Jack Armstrong.

A memorial service will be held on June 11, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at West Park United Church of Christ at 3909 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44111. A reception with light refreshments will follow the service. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to the United Church of Christ’s Global Ministries Child and Elder Sponsorship Program at https://www.ucc.org/global-ministries-child-and-elder-sponsorship-program/.

Wayne E. Limp
Apr 25, 2022

WAYNE E. LIMP, age 83, of Louisville, OH passed away Saturday, April 23, 2022. He was born October 2, 1938 in Massillon, OH to the late George and Katie (Stempley) Limp. He was an Army Veteran, a member of the Louisville F.O.E. and the Paris Israel Church in Paris, OH. Wayne was retired from Akron Public Schools as an auto body teacher for many years. 

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, DeeAnn (Gram) Limp; his daughter, Carla (Doug) Macheledt and two grandchildren, Sean and Lauren Brady. 

A memorial service to celebrate Wayne’s life will be 11am Friday at Paris Israel Church, 12583 Lisbon St NE, Paris, OH 44669 with Pastor Alan Lamb and Pastor Glen C. Gram officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Paris Israel Church. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

Thomas Soehnlen
Apr 22, 2022

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 2-6 p.m. at the Louisville Eagles, 306 W. Main St. Friends and family are welcome to come and share in the celebration.

article imageRosemary C. Sealock
Apr 11, 2022

ROSEMARY C. SEALOCK, age 80, of Louisville, OH went to be with our heavenly father, family and friends on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. She was born April 24, 1941 in Cleveland, OH to the late Robert and Hermena (Klusch) Snyder. Rosemary was a member of St. Stephen the Martyr Lutheran Church in Canton after Trinity Lutheran consolidated. Rosemary could be seen around town, often with her late son, Erik Holmstrom, who preceded her in death September 6, 2021. She and Erik volunteered at Urban Ark for over 10 years. Rosemary was a graduate of McKinley High School and had a career with Goodyear Air Craft Systems Co. She loved her career and made having a full-time career and being an amazing mother and wife look easy. She effortlessly made time for all of her roles. She enjoyed cooking and was always willing to try new things. The Cleveland Indians where her favorite, as well as cruises, the ocean, beaches and New York City. 

Rosemary is survived by her husband, William Sealock; three daughters, Christine (Michael Thomas) Danford, Claire (Ben) Campbell, Heather (Jason) Dillon; two sons, Michael (Stacy) Sealock, Jason (Rashell) Sealock; a sister, Constance DeJong; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be 12 noon Wednesday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. – 12 noon Wednesday morning at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414) 

article imageRodney W. Meadows
Mar 29, 2022

RODNEY W. MEADOWS, A.I.A., age 67, of Louisville, Ohio passed away Friday, March 25, 2022. He was born in Canton, Ohio to the late Wayne and Jane Ann (Marks) Meadows.

Survived by his loving wife of 36 years Loretta Susan “Susie” (Meyer), son Nicholas (Briana), brothers Bob (Lori) and Keith (Lynda) and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Rodney was a registered Architect in the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and West Virginia. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Cincinnati with studies at the San Francisco Center for Architecture and Urban Studies, followed by a Master of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Rodney is the owner of Motter & Meadows Architects. The firm maintained a rich history since its inception by Charles Firestone in 1919. Rodney joined as a partner in 1985 with Michael Motter. 

The scope of the firm’s diverse projects included municipal, residential, business, industrial, religious facilities, schools, athletic facilities and many others.

Rodney is known for his relentless and generous support of the arts, education, community and the development of downtown Canton. He has chaired and served on many community boards and committees.  

Rodney’s interests included travel, camping, family dinners, classic vehicles and model trains.

His legacy will live on with the extensive contributions to NE Ohio through his architectural designs and community service.

Calling hours will be Friday, April 1, 2022, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville, where the Funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jason Lantz and Pastor Gary Dolan (retired) officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to EN-RICH-MENT Performing Arts Center 1014 Cleveland Ave NW, Canton, OH 44702.

Condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com.

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageSuzanne E. (Glass) Scott
Mar 29, 2022

SUZANNE E. (GLASS) SCOTT, age 68, of Louisville, Ohio passed away comfortably on Sunday, March 27, 2022, having lived a life full of love and friendship. She was born in Canton, Ohio on November 17, 1953 and spent her younger years growing up in East Canton, Ohio. She later married Harry G. Scott III of East Canton in 1972, and together they attended Malone University to pursue their Bachelor’s in education. Both taught in the Louisville City School system; Suzy taught High School Trigonometry and Calculus at Louisville from 1977 - 2002. During this time, she and Harry attended and graduated from The University of Dayton with their Master’s in School Administration. 

She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer (Beadles), her son-in-law, Daniel Beadles, her two grand-cats: Finnegan and Peaches, and many close friends and family.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry.

Suzy always enjoyed traveling the country with her friends and family, and could be found living life to its fullest with a beverage in hand. Her political stance was made known to all who crossed her path, and if nothing else, she would encourage you to exercise your right to vote in any and all elections. When not in Ohio, she could be found in Scottsdale, Arizona enjoying her winter home while hitting the links and soaking up the desert sun. In retirement, she enjoyed working outside and keeping active through outings with her many family members and friends through the years. Suzy enjoyed life to the fullest, and would recommend that you do the same. 

Cremation has taken place, calling hours will take place om Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 5-7 p.m. at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville, Ohio. 

Condolences maybe left at: www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com.

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imagePaul B. Renier
Mar 28, 2022

PAUL B. RENIER, age 85 of Massillon, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2022 at Aultman Compassionate Care Center.

He was born April 13, 1936, in Louisville the son of the late Basil and Dorothy (Violand) Renier.

Paul taught English at Central Catholic High School, Plain Local School, and at Canton Local Schools. He received the St. Pius X Service award from the Diocese of Youngstown in 1974 and Catechetical Ministry Award for 25 years of service. He was a member of National Council of Teachers of English and Catholic Order of Foresters. The “Excellence in Religion Award” was awarded to both Paul and his wife, Mary, by the Massillon K of C and St. Barbara Catholic Church in 1993. Paul was a member of the K of C Council # 554 3rd Degree and was Past Grand Knight.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Paul is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary (Mossgrove) Renier; son and daughter-in-law, Geoffrey and Nicole Renier; daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and David Hersher, Monica and Joshua Erichsen; sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Dennis Haidet; seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers, John and Kenneth Renier; and sister, Mary Miller.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 322 3rd St SE at 10:30 AM.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022 at Heitger Funeral Home - Jackson Chapel, 5850 Wales Ave. N.W., Massillon from 4 PM to 7 PM.

Entombment to follow the service at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Joseph Soup Kitchen or Youth Group, 322 3rd St SE, Massillon, OH 44646.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.heitger.com

(Heitger Funeral Home and Crematory - Jackson Chapel 330-830-0148)

article imageEvelyn Lee (Rardon) Wachsmuth
Mar 24, 2022

EVELYN LEE (RARDON) WACHSMUTH, age 84, of Homeworth, went to be with her Lord on March 13, 2022.

She was born on August 15, 1937 in Massillon to Orville C. and Clytice A. Rardon.  They moved to Alliance when she was 2 years old and she lived in the area all her life. Lee graduated from Alliance High School in 1955 and married Gerhard F. Wachsmuch in June, 1956. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Louisville. 

Lee started her career in banking in January 1979 with First Federal Savings and Loan. It later became First American, then Charter One Bank, from which she retired in January 1997. Lee then worked part time for Dr. F.K. Peters in his Louisville dental office for 12 years until 2009. After retiring, she enjoyed traveling with her daughter and family to the Bahamas, Niagara Falls, North Carolina Beaches and more. Lee was the pianist at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church for a time, and then moved to First Baptist Church of Louisville, where she also played the piano for several years. She truly loved her retirement years as they gave her more time to spend with family, read, enjoy her computer and her companion cat of many years, Angel. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her beloved daughter and son-in-law Heidi and Sorin Muica; three precious grandchildren, Stephen, Adrian and Melody Muica all of Massillon; three nieces, Maureen Smith of Alliance, Kristy (Tom) Corkran of Lynchburg, VA and Jenny (David) Mapes of Riverton, CT; one nephew, Bruce Hoppes of South Carolina; and several cousins. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerhard in October 2007; her son, David Karl Wachsmuth in July 2007; sister, Miriam Shannon; half-sister, Lucille Hoppes; half-brother, Cecil P. Rardon; and nephew, Douglas Shannon in October 2013. 

A remembrance service will be held at Star in the East Congregation, 4120 Martindale Rd NE Canton, Ohio 44705 on Sunday, April 24th at 3:00 p.m.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. Friends and family may share condolences and memories online at www.ctcfuneral.com.

article imageKathryn J.  Kelly
Mar 21, 2022

KATHRYN J. KELLY, 53, of Findlay, died at home on March 20, 2022, surrounded by her family and friends following a year-long battle with angiosarcoma. She was born March 1, 1969 in Canton, Ohio to Eileen M. Kelly and the late James “Terry” Kelly.

Kathryn was a 1987 graduate of Louisville (Ohio) High School where she participated in speech and debate, theater and recreational softball. She was also a 1991 graduate of Ohio University with a bachelor of science degree in journalism, and a 2001 graduate of the University of Findlay, earning her M.B.A.

Upon graduation from Ohio University, Kathryn moved to Findlay in 1991 and worked at The Courier, Findlay’s daily newspaper, and later in the public relations and marketing department at the University of Findlay. In 2004, Kathryn transitioned into managing proposals for human capital management companies, Aon, Volt Information Services and SHPS, which was purchased by ADP in 2007. At the time of her passing, she was ADP’s senior director of the global proposal consultant team.

As a member of Journey at Christ Church of Findlay, Kathryn served on the church council, and led the church’s capital fundraising campaign for property improvements. She was also a three-year volunteer on the board of ADAMHS, an organization that works with the community to meet the mental health and substance use treatment and recovery needs of Hancock County. Her dedication to serving the recovering community grew out of her own 20+ year recovery journey in Alcoholic’s Anonymous.

Kathryn is survived by her mother, Eileen M. Kelly of Granville; brother, Jarrod (Katie) of Newark; nieces and nephews, Weslee (Brittany) Kelly of Ft. Campbell, KY; Rylee (Emalee Bradley) Kelly of Newark; and Makayla Kelly of Newark; Kassie (Robby) Sexton of Newark; and Sophie Kiley of Sarasota, FL; two great-nephews, Daxton Kelly of Fort Campbell, KY and baby Bo Sexton of Newark will be born in June. She is also survived by long-time companion Carol Kaltenbach; Melissa and Abbie Smith and children, Mckenzie Finch and Isabella Turner, all of Findlay.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at the Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, 500 Lima Ave., Findlay. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 28, 2022. at Journey at Christ Church, 225 W. Bigelow Ave., Findlay with Pastor Trevor Wright officiating.

Kathryn and her family would like to thank the staff at the OSU James Cancer Hospital and specifically her medical team at the Sarcoma Center for wonderfully coordinated care and support. To promote cancer research, Kathryn requested to donate tissue samples to the James Cancer Research hospital with the goal of helping other families in the future.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Journey at Christ Church and Precision Center Medicine Fund (315680) at the OSU James Cancer Hospital. Gifts may be mailed to James Development, c/o The OSU Foundation, P.O. Box 710811, Columbus, OH 43271-0811 or online at www.give.osu.edu. Please include a note that your gift is in memory of Kathryn Kelly.

Online condolences may be sent via www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com

article imageKurt Richard Nestel
Mar 21, 2022

KURT RICHARD NESTEL, SR., age 81, went home to his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Born in Pittsburgh on May 25, 1940, he was the son of the late Kurt and Marie (Pfeiffer) Nestel.

Kurt graduated from Shaler Area High School and went on to complete a degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh in 1962. During his collegiate days, Kurt began dating his future wife, Dorothy “Dee” E. Schwarzbach. He also participated in the ROTC program. Upon graduation, Kurt fulfilled his commitment to the U.S. Army, including a tour in Korea. Afterwards, he worked for Ohio Power Company as an Electrical Engineer until his retirement. Kurt and Dee married on June 18, 1965 and spent 55 blessed years together before she passed on March 20, 2020. Kurt was active in his church, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, the Greater Beneficial Union, and many other organizations throughout his life. He was an involved member of his community as a whole by tutoring students in mathematics, delivering meals through a local Meals on Wheels program, helping to establish a bluebird trail, and so on. He loved the theater and could be found humming, whistling, or singing show tunes. Kurt was an attentive and proud grandfather who always encouraged a strong work ethic, the pursuit of passions such as writing and running a business, and a deep appreciation for quality time, especially through cooking together.

Kurt is survived by his sister, Marie (Robert) Kubala, brother-in-law Ernest Miller, son Kurt (Marla) Nestel, Jr., daughter Lore (Alex) Yu, granddaughters Brittany, Christina, and Amy Yu, Kaitlyn (Aaron) Sullivan, Kat, Kerstin, and Kyrie Nestel. Kurt will also be greatly missed by his companion and dear friend, Margaret “Maggie” Flurry and his West Highland Terrier, Princess Polly.

A family celebration of life will be held at a later date.

article imageCarol L. Royer
Mar 21, 2022

CAROL L. ROYER, age 88, of Louisville, OH, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 20, 2022, in her home.  She was born June 24, 1933 in Canton, OH; to the late William and Louis (Reiss) Miller.

Carol was a member of the Farm Bureau and the Chapel of Marlboro.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Melvin D. Royer; a grandson, Steven Royer; and two brothers, Robert and Jim Miller.

Survivors include her children: Demie (Donald) Cuenot, Sandra (Harold) Newman, Tim (Cheryl) Royer, Greg (Jeannine) Royer, Dan Royer, and Joel (Kelly) Royer; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Stier- Israel Funeral Home in Louisville, with Pastor Joel Cochran officiating; calling hours will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Carol will be laid to rest, next to her husband, in Sunset Hill Memory Garden, Canton, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Chapel In Marlboro, 8700 Edison St, Louisville, OH 44641. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com. 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageMary Louise F. Haren
Mar 14, 2022

MARY LOUISE F. HAREN, 66, passed away at home early Saturday morning, March 5, 2022, after a brief illness. Known at work as Mary, she was “Lulu” to her family.

Lulu was born on April 21, 1955, in Canton, Ohio, to Mary Rose (Cachat) and Michael S. Haren.  After initial training at Southgate school in the late 1960s, she was employed at Canton Southgate, Cohen-Joliet and Whipple Dale workshops. In more recent years, she became a gifted artist, and her earlier art pieces virtually flew off the shelves at the Just Imagine Gift Gallery. 

Lulu greeted everyone with a smile, loved rock and roll, and danced at every opportunity. She was a joy to be around, had an infectious grin, and will be greatly missed. 

Lulu was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her siblings, Michael, Mary Anne, John (Kathy), Mary Rose (John DeShazo), Mary Therese, and Mary Pat (Kurt) Reynolds; her niece Linnea (David) Conely and their children, as well as many cousins.

A private funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, March 10, at Sacred Heart of Mary Church, followed by burial in the parish cemetery. In Lulu’s memory, donations may be sent to the Just Imagine Gift Gallery, 201 6th Street NW, Canton, OH 44702. To view the complete obituary, offer condolences, and share special memories, please visit www.paqueletfalk.com

(Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home & Crematory, 330-875-2811, Serving Ohio Families Since 1867)

article imageBarbara Jean (Bogdan) Kast
Mar 7, 2022

BARBARA JEAN (BOGDAN) KAST, age 86, of Louisville passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, February 25th. She was born in Jackson, Michiganwhere she was a 1953 graduate of St. Mary’s High School. After high school, she attended Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati,Ohio. Barbara had been a Louisville resident most of her life and was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church. She was predeceased by her husband Cletus J. Kast II.

She is survived by six sons — Cletus (Carol) Kast III of Ontario, Ohio; Mark (Denise) Kast of Jackson Twp.; Michael Kast of Louisville; James(Caroline) Kast of Alliance; Robert Kast of Louisville; and William (Amy) Kast of Hilliard, Ohio. She also has three daughters — Sue Kast of Louisville; Carole (Peter) Brannan of Dallas, Texas; and Jeanne (David)Pereira de Almeida of Cary North Carolina. In addition, she is survived by twenty-one grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one brother Gerald(Diane) Bogdan of Jackson, Michigan; and her cousin Dolores and (Frank) Kinn of Fostoria, Ohio.

Services were held earlier this month. Condolences can be left at Lamiell Funeral Home www.lamiellfuneralhome.com

article imageGene Emerson
Mar 4, 2022

GENE EMERSON, age 90 of Holland, MI (formerly Louisville) passed away February 27, 2022 at his home with family by his side.

Gene was born to Lester Eugene and Ruth Emerson in Canton, Ohio. He participated in football, track, and baseball while at Louisville high school and played football for Heidelberg University.

Along with his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his daughter in-law, Karen Emerson, and grandsons, Oliver Zane Emerson, and Mark Emerson.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Maatman) Emerson; children, Michael (Linda) Emerson of Traverse City, MI, Kirk Emerson of Los Angeles, CA, Derek (Mary Ann Permesang) Emerson of Holland; step-children, Rick (Laura) Ter Haar of Zeeland, Cindy (John) Vogelzang of Holland; grandchildren, Dane (Chaia) Emerson of Traverse City and Mahajual, MX, Ryan (Sheyra) Emerson of Redondo Beach, CA, Lauren Emerson (Brad Miedema) of Mission Viejo, CA, Chris Emerson of Irvine, CA, Maria Emerson (Lee Villalpando) of Champagne, IL, Gray Emerson (Kim Jongsma) of Holland, Dov Emerson of Holland; step-grandchildren, Elise Ter Haar of Zeeland, Ryan (Audrey) Volgelzang of Hamilton, Christina (Joshua) Brewster of East Grand Rapids; 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Jim (Norma) Emerson of Eustis, FL; sister, Barb Gero of Palmer, MI, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A visitation will take place on Saturday, March 5 from 10-12 p.m. at Christ Memorial Church – Chapel in Holland, MI (entrance D,E, or F), with a Memorial Service to follow at 12:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Gene's memory to his grandson's memorial fund at Hope College. The Oliver Zane Emerson Nursing Scholarship. For more information, please visit dykstrafuneralhome.com

article imageEugene E. “Gene” Popa
Mar 3, 2022

EUGENE E. “GENE” POPA, 97, of Louisville, passed away Saturday, February 26th, at St. Joseph Care Center. 

Gene was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 29, 1924, to the late Theodore and Anna (Halmaci) Popa, also preceded in death by wife Anna C. (Caplea) Popa, who died October 31,1985, and sister Amelia Botean. 

Gene spent his childhood in his ancestral village of Ogra, Mure County, Romania, before returning to the United States in 1939. A member of St. George Romanian Catholic Cathedral of Canton, Eugene served in the United States Navy as a MM2C in WWII and retired from Hercules Engines of Canton where he was employed as a machine operator. He was a 50-year member of the United States Power Squadron of Stark County where he served as commander in 1985. An avid swimmer, he was also a member of the Louisville YMCA for over 30 years. 

Gene is survived by daughter Denise Ann (David) Reichard, of Getzville, New York; 2 sons Eugene Dennis (Carol) Popa, of North Canton, Tim Scott (Carol) Popa, of Louisville; and 5 granddaughters Jamie (Andrew) Rudnycky, Megan (Jay) Jarmusz, Caitlin (Casey) Hudak, Anna, and Caroline Popa; 3 grandsons Scott, Nicholas, and Matthew Popa; as well as 4 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 5th in St. George Romanian Catholic Cathedral with Bishop John Michael Botean and Very Rev. Father Ovidiu Marginean officiating. Friends and family may call one hour prior to services. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery. The family would like to express their gratitude to St. Joseph Senior Living and Mercy Hospice.

article imageJeffery John Parsons
Mar 2, 2022

JEFFERY JOHN PARSONS, loving Husband, Son, Father, Brother, Papa, Uncle and Friend passed away on February 21, 2022 surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Jeff was born on April 5, 1965 to Kenneth and Edith (Brown) Parsons and married Kristin Kliem on June 27, 2016 in Hocking Hills. He graduated from Louisville High School and the University of Akron. Jeff was a combat medic in the Army National Guard. He worked in law enforcement during his career including Bolivar, Hartville, and Hudson Police departments.  Jeff also had many years as a reserve Deputy for the Stark County Sheriff’s Office. Jeff retired as a Juvenile Parole Officer for the State of Ohio.  In 2005 Jeff was Ohio Department of Youth Services Parole Officer of the Year. After retiring, Jeff worked at Meadowlake Golf Course. 

Above all, Jeff enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid golfer and loved all Ohio sports teams, especially The Ohio State Buckeyes. He was a loyal Cleveland Browns fan and a longtime season ticket holder. He loved the beach, Hocking Hills, hunting, his Harley, his Ohio State golf cart, and he took pride in his lawn. He was a member of the Warthogs, Police and Fire Motorcycle Club. 

Jeff leaves behind his parents;  Ken and Edie; his beloved wife, Kristin; his brothers Dale and Ken (Laurie); his daughter, Breanna; sons Jacob and Joshua; grandchildren, Henslie and Braylie; Mother and father in law, Lynn and Kay Roth; brother and sister in law, David and Paula  Kliem;  and uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces. He also leaves behind his fur buddies Woody and Bo who were his faithful companions. 

The family wishes to extend a thank you to Dr. Lamarre at the Cleveland Clinic and Aultman Hospice Nurses (Heidi) for their special care. They took care of Jeff like he was family.  

Jeff was strong-willed but had a kind heart and a big passion for helping others. His last gift was to help others with his donation to Lifebanc. The best way to honor Jeff would be to pay it forward, do something kind for another person today.

A Celebration of LIfe will take place at a later date.

Condolences may be made to: www.lamiellfuneralhome.com

(Lamiell, 330-456-7375)

article imagePaul E. Ramsey
Feb 28, 2022

PAUL E. RAMSEY, age 93, of Louisville, OH passed away Sunday, February 27, 2022. He was born August 28, 1928 in Richmond, OH to the late William and Carrie Ramsey. Paul was a retired dairy farmer and was proudly inducted into the OSU Agricultural Hall of Service. He was a 4-H advisor for 25 years and he served on the COBA Board, Milk Marketing Board, Soil Conservation Board and the Federal Land Bank Board. 

Paul is survived by his wife of 71 years, Mary Catherine (Hyndman) Ramsey; a daughter, Carrie (Joe) Skolosh; four sons, William (Debra), Thomas (Beth), Joseph and Gary (Janese) Ramsey; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Georgia Ramsey. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Mitchell Paul Ramsey and three brothers, David, Merrill and Robert Ramsey.

Funeral services will be 11a.m. Thursday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor Jim McLoud officiating. Calling hours will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Paul will be laid to rest in Beech Mennonite Cemetery, Louisville, OH. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mitch’s Live Your Dream Scholarship c/o Kent State University Salem, 2491 St. Route 45, Salem, OH 44460 or the Beechwood Christian Church. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageLori Ann Taylor
Feb 21, 2022

LORI ANN TAYLOR (“T”), 57, of Cambridge, passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born on April 2, 1964 in Canton, as an only child of the late Loren Taylor and Nancy (Shamblen) Taylor. 

Lori graduated Louisville High School in 1982, went to Muskingum College to receive her Bachelor’s degree in art education and graduated in 1986. Her energetic, positive attitude led her on to obtain her Master’s degree from Muskingum College in 1992. Lori put her creativity to use and taught art at Cambridge Jr High and Cambridge Middle School for 32 years. During that time of teaching 7th and 8th grade art, she coached girls basketball for 15 years, coached softball for 4 years, helped coach boys basketball for 4 years and officiated volleyball for 30 years. Lori was very passionate about the awards for her students throughout her career. She loved to be outside and enjoyed hiking, rock climbing, camping, snow and water skiing and boating. 

Lori had a couple of favorite quotes, “Cancer was nothing more than a chapter in my life’s story. It will never be my life’s story.”- Robin Roberts. “I know God doesn’t take things away to be cruel...He takes things away to lighten us. He takes things away so we can fly.” - Pat Summit.

Lori was preceded in death by her father, Loren Taylor in 2015, her mother Nancy Taylor in 2019 and cousin Pamela Carpenter in 2003.

She is survived by her beloved cousin’s daughters Michelle (Bert) Smith, Tracy (Adam) Konik, Jodi (Benjamin Lambert) Carpenter, her uncle Don (Elizabeth) Shamblen, and many friends who were her family. 

Visitation will be held at Bundy-Law Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 from 4 to 7 p.m. with funeral services to begin at 7 p.m. A caring cremation will take place. Lori’s online guest book and service recording will be available at www.bundy-lawfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions can be made in Lori’s memory to Hospice of Guernsey County.

article imageJohn T. Lutton
Feb 16, 2022

JOHN T. LUTTON, 78, of Carrollton, passed away at his home on Monday, February 14, 2022.

A son of the late John and Agatha Lutton, he was born on June 27, 1943 in East Liverpool, Ohio.

John is survived by his wife of 56 years, Pam (Brammer) Lutton; his son, Jonathan (Leslie) of Northville, Michigan; three grandchildren, Gavin, Hailey, and Lia; brothers-in-law, Jack (Pat) Brammer, Gary (Patty) Brammer, and several very special nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his twin daughters, and sister, June (Gene) Clark.

John loved coaching his son in Little League baseball, then cheering him on throughout his baseball career.  He also enjoyed being with his family, playing cards, and gardening.

Services were held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at Dodds Funeral Home in Carrollton officiated by Pastor Jim Painting. Visitation was held on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services. 

(Dodds Funeral Home, 330.627.5505)

article imageLela Jayne Schaffner
Feb 15, 2022

LELA JAYNE SCHAFFNER, age 90, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 13, 2022. Jayne was born on August 24, 1931, the daughter of the late James and Oral (Barns) Andrews. She was a Louisville graduate, Faithful member of Cathedral of Life and taught in home Good News Club for many years along with teaching Sunday School classes. She enjoyed family, so loving and caring especially with the grandchildren. She also enjoyed studying scripture, crocheting and reading.

Preceded in death by her husband of 56 years John (Jack) Schaffner in 2009 and her twin brother Jay Andrews, siblings Esther Warth of AZ, Althea Andrews of Canton and Joral Thomas of CO.

Jayne is survived by two sons and a daughter, all of Louisville, John (Kathy) Schaffner, Jeffery (Linda) Schaffner and Julie (Douglas) Wheeler, seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Calling hour Friday, February 18, 10 a.m., service 11 a.m. at  Schneeberger Funeral Home. Burial to follow in Union Cemetery Louisville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Care, who went above and beyond taking care of mom.

article imageJames Michael (Mike) Case
Feb 14, 2022

JAMES MICHAEL (MIKE) CASE, age 57, of Louisville, passed away Saturday, February 12th at his home. Mike was born on October 30, 1964 to Jim and Rebecca Case. He was the proud owner of the former Mike’s Milanns Restaurant and was recently employed by North Canton Schools. 

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sue (Haren) Case; his daughter, Megan (Anthony) Desiato, his son, Nick (Heather) Case; his mother, Rebecca Case; sisters, Jodie (Tim) Albrecht, Julie (Tom) Metz; sister-in-law, Heather Case; grandchildren, Sophia, Oscar, and Nolan Desiato and Carson and Emery Case; his mother-in-law, Barb Haren; sister-in-law, Mary Ann (Don) Shafer; brothers-in-law, Tim Haren and Larry (Stephanie) Haren and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jim; brother, Joe; father-in-law, Marvin; brothers-in-law, Mark and Terry; and his grandparents Jay and Annie Ross.

Mike was a lifetime Louisville resident and a big supporter of Louisville sports. Mike and his wife sponsored numerous sports teams and donated countless meals to the community over the years, never expecting anything in return.  He was an avid sports fan.  Many of our fondest memories with him include Buckeyes victories and Browns losses. He was one of those guys that always wanted to make sure everyone was having a good time. He would always make sure your plate was full and was good at convincing you that you had “time for one more.”

After roofing for several years, Mike changed careers and became a cook at the Louisville Bowling Alley. After several years Mike’s place grew and he needed to find a bigger kitchen, so he and his wife bought Mike’s Milanns. Cooking was Mike’s true passion, even on his days away from the restaurant; you would still find him cooking up a storm for his family and closest friends.

Although he was taken too soon, he left an impact on the community.  His legacy will live on in everyone that knew him. A private family funeral service will be held at Stier-Israel Funeral Home. Please join the family, in celebrating the life that Mike loved so much, for a luncheon at the Louisville Eagles on Thursday, February 17 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Louisville Booster Club or the Louisville Community Cupboard. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageElaine Kay Jack
Feb 10, 2022

On Thursday, February 10, 2022 ELAINE KAY (CRISLIP) JACK passed away peacefully with her family by her side after a brief illness.

Born on November 12, 1955, Elaine was a lifelong resident of Louisville. After graduating with the class of 1974 at Louisville High School, she married her husband of almost 48 years, Larry. They enjoyed spending time going on drives, family time at Paradise Lake and studying scripture. Elaine was a member of First Baptist Church of Louisville and with Larry was involved in youth and children’s ministries.

Elaine was affectionally known as a second mom to many neighborhood kids and an honorary grandma to the kids she cared for. Her biggest hope was to make a positive impact in the life of a child. Many, many people will tell you she achieved that goal.

She was a talented seamstress who made beautiful quilts. Her talent was a true gift that she used to make so many people happy. She also enjoyed cooking for her family and was most famous for her cookies, especially her sugar cookies and cream wafers.

Her family was her greatest joy. She would smile with pride as she talked about her kids and grandkids. She was their biggest cheerleader and always told them, “I love you more than you love me.”.

In addition to her loving husband, Larry, she leaves to cherish her memory her children:  Tracy Jack of Willowick, Kenny (Sarah) Jack of Aurora, CO, Tammy (Chad) Mehaffie of Louisville and Tommy (Kate) Jack of Youngstown. Her grandkids, Ayza, Ricky, Patience and Madison will miss their MawMaw singing silly songs and doing anything to make them giggle. She also leaves behind her siblings: Rick (Lisa) Crislip, Craig (Karen) Crislip and Brenda (Junior) Crislip as well as her in laws and many nieces and nephews.

She was proceeded in death by her parents Kenneth and Sallylou Crislip, her brother Tommy Crislip and her granddaughter Rori Michelle Jack.

The Jack family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the doctors and nurses at Aultman Hospital. The care they provided for Elaine during her stay was compassionate and loving. They made them feel like family and they are forever grateful for their kindness.

Family and friends may call on Tuesday, February 15 from 5-7 p.m. at Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 917 E. Main St., Louisville. Wednesday, February 16th, a visitation will be held at 10 am at First Baptist Church of Louisville (1910 Monter Ave., Louisville) with a funeral to follow at 11 a.m. Elaine will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageDonald Glen Kehl
Feb 10, 2022

DONALD GLEN KEHL, of Louisville, OH, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2022 after a long and productive life of 97 years.  He passed surrounded by Ruth, his beloved wife of 72 years, his children and his friends.  Donald was born in Fairhope, Ohio to parents, Herman and Lela (Shepherd) Kehl on October 21 1924.  He graduated with academic honors from McKinley High School in 1942.  As co-owner and grower at Herman Kehl Florist for over 50 years, Donald oversaw greenhouse operations in Fairhope and supported their flower shop located at 4th Street and Cleveland Avenue in Canton.  In his later years he enjoyed being a snowbird and worked part time for Walt Disney World Florist and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Donald was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing and enjoying God’s creations.  He Looked forward to the fulfillment of Rev. 21:4. Besides his strong work ethic, he is remembered for his ready smile, gentle spirit and devotion to Ruth and the rest of his family.  

Donald was preceded by his parents, his brothers; William (Bettie), Raymond (Annabelle), Lawrence (Martha), Wesley (Rosemary), Sisters; Esther Rampton and Dorothy Lockhart.  He is survived by his wife Ruth (Slaugenhaupt) Kehl; son, Don (Patricia); daughter, Jane; granddaughter, Jennifer; great granddaughter, Makayla; sister Eileen (Fred) Schneiter; sister in law, Rosemary and many loving nieces, nephews and special friends.  

The family would like to express thanks to Heartland Hospice and Altercare of Louisville for their care and kindness. Donald will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, Ohio.  A celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com  

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageJohn Robert Dilling
Feb 8, 2022

JOHN ROBERT DILLING, 93, of Seville, OH, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster.

John was born on March 5, 1928 in Altoona, PA, the son of the late Ralph and Rose (Lower) Dilling. He graduated from Lewistown High School in 1946 and from Wheaton College in 1949. In 1952, he received his Master of Divinity from Grace Theological Seminary in Indiana. He subsequently pastored the Grace Brethren Church in North Canton, Ohio for 18 years. Later receiving his Master’s Degree in Education, he taught at Louisville High School for 18 years. After teaching, he served for 18 years as the Camp Chaplain at Deer Meadow Campground in Cook’s Forest, PA. In retirement, (yes, yet another 18 years) he was able to pursue his woodworking hobby and was a member of the Buckeye WoodTurners and the North Coast Wood Turners. John was a member of Grace Brethren Church in Rittman and did pulpit supply ministry in various churches over the years.  

Surviving is his wife of 72 years, Patricia (Holsopple) Dilling whom he married on June 19, 1949; his 3 children, Sharon Anne Russell of Gig Harbor, WA, Robert Martin and his wife, Sharon Dilling of Basye, VA and Deborah Sue and her husband, Matthew Tomsheck of the home they shared in Seville, OH; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and a brother, David Dilling of West Lafayette, IN. John was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Martha Brown and Betty Baptista.

Services will be Friday, Feb. 11th at 11:30 a.m. at Grace Brethren Church in Rittman with Pastors, Joe Cosentino, Bud Olszewski and Clark Genet officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at Fairview Cemetery in Martinsburg, PA.  Friends may call on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com   Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Brethren Church, 44 S. First St., Rittman, OH 44270.

article imageDavid K. Ramsey
Feb 2, 2022

DAVID K. RAMSEY, age 80, of Minerva, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 in the Cleveland Clinic. He was born July 30, 1941 in Homeworth to James and Olga (Miller) Ramsey. He was owner of Ramsey Financial Group in Louisville. He retired from the Louisville School District where he taught math and had been a football, basketball and track coach for over 30 years. He graduated from Goshen High School and received his Bachelor’s in Education from Kent State University. He was an active member of Grace Chapel in Minerva where he was an Elder and former Youth Leader. He was a member of the Board for the Minerva Salvation Army and played in the golf league at Westville Lake.

He is survived by his wife, Miriam (Smith) Ramsey, whom he married Aug. 10, 1963, 2 daughters, Mindy (Jarrod) Patterson of Canton, Marcy (Bryon) Woost of Beloit, daughter-in-law, Lori Ramsey of Alliance, brother, James (Marilyn) Ramsey of Beloit, 6 grandchildren, Jaclyn Phillips, Rachel (Jenson) Coblentz, Brandon Patterson, Mara Woost, Brock Woost, Makenna Woost, 2 great granddaughters, Gianna and Kynslee Phillips. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Ramsey and a brother, Richard Ramsey.

Funeral services will be Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with Kirt Henman officiating. Calling hours will be Wednesday, February 2, 6-8 pm at the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Thursday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the West Branch Booster Club. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.

article imageJudy L. Hallas
Feb 2, 2022

JUDY L. HALLAS, age 79, of Louisville, OH passed away Monday, January 31, 2022. She was born August 24, 1942 in Marietta, OH to the late Gale and Louisa (Woolman) Beebe. Judy was a graduate of Louisville High School and she was a school crossing guard at the Route 44 and Depot intersection for many years. 

Judy was also preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Richard M. Hallas. She is survived by two sons, Richard A. (Carolyn) and David (Sherry) Hallas; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be 5-7 p.m. Monday evening at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. No services are planned at this time. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageJohn Markley Shearer
Jan 27, 2022

JOHN MARKLEY SHEARER 94, of Louisville, Ohio passed away, Sunday, January 23,2022. He was born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, July 24, 1927, the son of the late Frank C. Shearer and Beatrice Markley Shearer.  He was retired from Louisville Public Schools where he served as Principal of North Nimishillen elementary school for 37 years, John was the holder of both a Bachelors and Master’s Degrees from Kent State University. 

John was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 68 years, Kathryn Pugh Shearer. Kathryn and John were longtime active members of Christ United Methodist Church where John taught Sunday School for many years.  John also taught Hunter Safety classes for more than 50 years. He was a WWII veteran, serving in the United States Coast Guard, in which he took great pride. He was a member of several service clubs in Louisville and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.

John is survived by, his sister, Ethel Moore of East Lansing, Michigan and her daughter Cathy, sons Jan Keith Shearer, (Leslie), Mark Lynn Shearer, (Linda), a niece and nephew who shared their home, John Blum, (Shannon), Connie Schwyn, He will be missed by grandchildren Brian Blum, Kevin Blum, James Schwyn, Keith Schwyn, Megan Schwyn, Lora Weihe, Lisa Shearer, Jeff Shearer, Jay Shearer, Matthew Roach, Mark Roach, John Roach, and many nieces and nephews. His calm presence will be missed by his family.

Due to inclement weather and the pandemic, a celebration will be held later in the year. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageHerbert J. Bushong
Jan 27, 2022

HERBERT J. BUSHONG went to be with His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, following a brief, yet courageous, battle with cancer. He passed at home surrounded by the love of his family and kisses from his wife, Carol. 

Herb was born in McArthur, Ohio to Herbert Isaac and Clara Bushong on April 23, 1947. He grew up in Ohio and graduated from Louisville High School in 1965.  A lifetime learner, he took 1-2 classes at a time while working full-time to support his family.  His persistence earned him an associate degree from Stark Technical College followed by a BS in Industrial Engineering from Kent State University in 1993.

Herb met the love of his life, Carol, at church during their teenage years where they dated through high school and married on January 21, 1966. They have four sons, Herbert L., Charles “Chuck” who preceded him in death on January 5, 2022 (Lisa), Christopher (Angela), and Douglas (Dawn). In total Herb and Carol have 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Herb has three brothers, Archie, Russell, Bill, and four sisters, Isabelle, Judy, Jennifer, and Susan, and many nieces and nephews.

Herb retired as a Quality Control Engineer and Quality Manager after a 30-year career at Kaiser Aluminum (previously Winters Industries). Prior to then, he worked as a manager at Denny’s restaurant and various other jobs.

Herb enjoyed boating, fishing, tomato farming (which he loved to share with others), newspaper comics, sudoku puzzles, museums (he read every word), gospel music, science fiction, and visiting historical sites.

As a licensed Amateur Radio operator, Herb was an active member of HAM Radio clubs for more than 4 decades. During Field Day, Herb would provide guidance, experience, and his delicious, fluffy omelets that only he could make.

Herb was a true servant leader that always focused on what he could do to enrich the lives of others. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Amy Sanders
Jan 25, 2022

AMY SANDERS, age 62, of North Canton, OH passed away Sunday, January 23, 2022. She was born in Canton, Ohio on August 18, 1959 to the late Wilbur and Mary (Shawhan) Sanders. Amy was a former employee of MRDD Workshop.

Amy is survived by two sisters, Beverly (Rob) Couch and Barbara (James) Ross; a brother, Roger (Gail) Sanders.

No services are planned at this time. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier – Israel Funeral Home,  330-875-1414)

article imageGrace L. Godwin
Jan 14, 2022

GRACE L GODWIN, age 94 of Louisville, OH passed away January 13, 2022. She was born May 29, 1927 in Paris, OH to the late Thomas and Elizabeth Linhart. Grace graduated from Minerva High School in 1945 as the class Valedictorian. She worked at the Ohio Power Company where she met her husband, the late Richard D. Godwin. She retired from the Louisville Public Schools in 1987 having worked in the office of the Athletic Director and Vice Principal. Grace was an active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in North Canton and the Mary-Joseph Sunday School class for many years, singing in the choir, serving in the Sunday School and Ladies Fellowship and on the Church Council.

She is survived by two daughters, Brenda (Lynn) Van Horn of Pueblo, CO and Janice (Mark) Husted of Akron, and a son Craig (Ann) Godwin of Louisville. Her seven grandchildren, Elizabeth Van Horn, Christopher Van Horn, Jeremy (Nikki) Husted, Andrew (Amy) Husted, Emily (Derek) Crawford, Angela Godwin and Jacob Godwin, four great-grandsons Nathan and Noah Husted and Henry and Samuel Husted.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in North Canton with Pastor Mark Williams officiating. Calling hours will be 5-7 p.m. Monday evening at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville and 10-11 a.m. at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be in Warstler Cementary, North Canton.

The family would like to thank Helping Hands Senior Care of Middlebranch, Rhonda Aquino, Jane Fausnight and the staff of Bethany Nursing Home for the loving and compassionate care provided for our mom.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2551 55th Street, NE, Canton, Ohio 44721. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageH. Joseph (Joe) Zwick
Jan 10, 2022

H. JOSEPH (JOE) ZWICK, age 98, of Louisville, went home to be with the Lord and join his bride of 65 years, Roseanne, on Friday, January 7, 2022. Joe was born on October 23, 1923 and lived an exceptional life. He is the son of the late Herman and Florence (Gulling) Zwick.

Joe was a kind, thoughtful and selfless man who doted over his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Family was very important to him, and he and Roseanne raised nine children in Louisville where he was the mayor from 1953 to 1957. He was President of Zwick’s Department Stores for many years. Joe served in World War II as a carrier fighter pilot and collected degrees from John Carroll University and McKinley Law School. He became a member of the Ohio State Bar Association in 1954 before managing Zwick’s full-time until his retirement.

He served in numerous community groups, including on the Board of the Louisville Public Library. He was a member of St. Louis Church, where he participated in many committees.

In his later years, Joe enjoyed tending to his vegetable and flower gardens, playing Euchre – especially the daily three-hour games with his friends at St. Joseph Senior Living – and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who affectionately called him ‘Pop.’

Joe had a heart of gold and the innate ability to make everyone’s day better just by talking to him.

Joe is survived by five daughters, Janet (Paul) Harold, Jean (Paul) Sherrett, Mary (Scott) Danals, Sue (John) Stipe, Cassie(Will) Crawford; two sons, Joel (Kim) Zwick, Mark Zwick; 14 grandchildren, Alan Harold, Chrissie Schmotzer and Elizabeth Franz, Sterling Jackson, Evan Danals and Melia Ng, Zach Stipe, Katie Wernow and Lauren La Rocca, Christian Zwick , Sarah Amabeli , and Francie McQuilkin, Erin  and Julie Zwick; 16 great-grandchildren, Ella, Caroline, Madeline, Luke, Andrew, Adam, Owen, Luca, Gio, Eleanora, Chase, Yaelle, Emmy, Louis, Lionetta, and Lovianna and two sisters, Rosemary Phillips and Barbara Haren.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Roseanne, who passed away on February 14, 2016; his daughters, Joanne Zwick and Laurie Doettger (Zwick); five sisters, Rita France, Eileen Clapper, Mary Schrader, Jean Kirtley, Eunice Ott and three brothers, Pat, Tom and Mark Zwick.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated 11 a.m. Monday at St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church, 3430 St. Michael Drive NW, Canton, OH 44718. The family request that masks be worn and covid-19 protocols be followed. Joe will be laid to rest, beside his wife, in St. Louis Parish Cemetery, Louisville, OH

Joe’s family is extremely grateful for the wonderful care he received from the staff at St. Joseph Senior Living as well as Crossroads Hospice. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to St Joseph Senior Living at 2308 Reno Dr. or the Louisville Public Library at 700 Lincoln Ave. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home)

article imageGwen Martha Liverett
Jan 10, 2022

GWEN MARTHA LIVERETT, age 71, passed away peacefully at her home at 10:34 a.m. Friday, January 7, 2022. She was born December 5, 1950, in Cleveland, Ohio to George Burdick and Agnes (Karlson) Burdick Young.

 A 1969 graduate of Marlington High School. Gwen attended Milligan College in Tennessee. She retired in 2001 from Marlington Local Schools after serving as the School Secretary at Marlington Middle School.

  Gwen was the recipient of the John Liber Service Award during her senior year of high school, was best known for her active support of the schools programs, and was named an Outstanding Alumni. She was a founding member of the Marlington Alumni Association. She was a member of Marlboro Christian Church, where she was active in the choir, Women’s Guild, Vacation Bible School. Gwen was a Sunday School Teacher, Youth Group Leader, and dedicated volunteer. A member of the Marlboro Volunteers, and Sew Happy Quilters, Gwen enjoyed quilting, dulcimers, presenting talks on Civil War quilts, and women in the Civil War. She led the Flying Geese group, and most importantly loved doing things for and with her family, including going to her peaceful place at Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains. Gwen lived by the quote by Scott Hamilton “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”

She will forever be loved and missed by her family, including her husband, of 51 years, Thomas E. Liverett; daughters, Corrie A. (Brent D.) Schneider, and Jennifer M. (Jim B.) Bixler; grandchildren, Marta L. (Zach Mucklo) Bixler, James T. (Josie) Bixler, Rebecca A. Bixler, Ryan D. Schneider, and Daniel T. Schneider; great-grandchildren, Lindy L. Mucklo, and (on the way) Wrenly Mucklo; sisters, Sara McGuire, Cathy (Duff) Beamer; brother, John Burdick; and sister in law, Connie Burdick.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Paul Young; brother, Tom Burdick; grandparents, John (Elizabeth) Burdick, and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Karlson; aunt and uncle, Fred (Martha) Alderman; and brother-in-law, Ed McGuire.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, January 12 at Marlboro Christian Church, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Marlboro Christian Church with Pastor Eric Crites officiating, and Pastor Ed Carter assisting. Gwen will be laid to rest at Marlboro Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Women Made for More, c/o at Marlboro Christian Church, 9383 Edison St. NE, Alliance, Ohio 44601, or the Aultman Cancer Center, 2600 6th St. SW, Canton, Ohio 44710.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 

Friends and family may share condolences and memories online at www.ctcfuneral.com.

article imageTimothy “Grumpy” Paul Carper
Dec 21, 2021

TIMOTHY “GRUMPY” PAUL CARPER, age 60, of Tuscarawas, Ohio, passed away on Monday, December 20th, 2021 at Aultman Hospital of COVID-19.

Born in Canton, Ohio on March 31, 1961, Tim was a son of the late Paul and Mildred (Hoffman) Carper. Tim graduated from Louisville High School in 1979. He worked at Zimmer Biomet for over 30 years. 

Tim was extremely proud of his family and was affectionately known as Grumpy. Cooking, John Deere tractors, and history were some of his many passions.

In addition to his parents, Tim was preceded in death by his mother- and father-in-law, Ervin and Kate Swaldo, and sister- and brother-in-law, Vicki and Terry Leggett.

Tim will be deeply missed by his wife, Kay Lynn (Swaldo) Carper, whom he married on March 24, 1992; a daughter, Tracy (Frank) Saho; three grandchildren, Katie (Eric) Saho, Paige (Brian) Kielau, and Reese Saho; a great-granddaughter, Ellie “Piggy” Dressel; two sisters, Kay (Eric) VanHorn, and Cindy (Patrick) Workman; sister- and brother-in-law, Brent and Sara Lehigh; nieces and nephews, Aaron VanHorn, Peter VanHorn, Jamie (Michele) Lehigh, Lori (Jamie) Hartrick, Kellie Hall, and Jodie Jones; and countless friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the Tuscarawas Co. Humane Society, 1432 Tall Timber RD NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663, Tuscarawas County TNR Project, 5143 Blacksnake Hill Rd NE, Dover, OH 44622, or a charity of your choice.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring.

(R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home, 740-922-1970)

article imageRobert J. Thorley
Dec 10, 2021

Robert J. Thorley of Louisville, OH is now in the arms of his Lord, having passed away on December 7, 2021 at the age of 91. Bob was born on August 5, 1930 in Homeworth, OH, the only child of Foster J. and Gladys E. (Beutler) Thorley now deceased.

He graduated from Louisville High School in 1948 and proudly served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.  He achieved the rate of Aviation Machinist Mate. He was employed at Ohio Bell Telephone Company for over thirty-one years. 

Bob was an active member of the Fairhope United Methodist Church. He was the oldest continuous members of the church and had served on many committees. He was also an assistant scout master of Troop 44 for over fifteen years.  During these years he was proud to see all three of his sons receive the Eagle Scout Award and was also proud to have earned his own Pipestone Award.   He also was a member of Post 548 of the American Legion. 

He loved to read biographies, do yard work, and especially plow the fields on the farm of his cousins, James and Nancey Irwin.  Bob and Marge traveled in their motorhome for over twenty years following the NCAA basketball tournaments in March, always in the warmer states. They always took their golf clubs with them.

Surviving him is his wife, Marjorie L. Thorley (Zorger) with whom he celebrated  69 years of marriage.  Also surviving are his three sons, three grandsons, four great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters.  Sons David A.  and Christy Thorley, Dale R. Thorley (Barbara Snyder), Dean M. and Rita Thorley. Grandsons Adam and Nicole Thorley and children Konnor, Keaton and Olivia Ann.  Alex and Hillary Thorley and Allie Jane.  Daniel and Victoria Thorley and Hillard, Erin and Foster.  He has an extended family surviving him of Barbara’s children, Joe and Julie Figurella and Olivia Rose and Luke.  Shawn and Jennifer Hauck and Carter.  Bob is also survived by many close cousins.

Funeral services will be 11am Wednesday (12/15) at Fairhope United Methodist Church, 5660 Louisville Street NE Louisville, OH 44641 with Pastor Becky Evanoff officiating. Friends and relatives will be received on Tuesday (12/14), from 6-8pm at Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 917 East Main Street, Louisville, Ohio and 10-11am Wed. morning at the church.  Bob will be laid to rest, with military honors, in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH with Rev. Scott Hayward officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Fairhope United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

At both services, please wear your mask and observe social distancing.

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageNevin B. Souers
Dec 10, 2021

NEVIN B. SOUERS, 81, of Naples, FL was called to be with the Lord on December 4, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carolyn R. (Ely) Souers, daughters Melissa ( Phil) Warga of Salem, OH, and Jennifer ( Todd) Guber of Boston MA, granddaughter, Katie Warga of Columbus, OH, and grandson, Curtis Warga of Salem, OH, siblings Mitch (Judy) Souers of Canton, OH, Sanford (Betty Jean) Souers of Jacksonville, FL, Mark (Kathy) Souers of Crystal Beach FL, Beverly (Dick) Raebel of Chamblee, Ga, Gail (Gary) Linerode of Plymouth, MI, Vickie (Tim) Postlewaite of Newcomerstown, OH along with several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his two sisters, Janice McLaughlin and Nadine Klitz. Nevin was born in Louisville, OH on April 16, 1940, to the late Lester and Irene Souers. He graduated from Louisville High School in 1958, attended Kent State University and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He and his wife, Carolyn, owned and operated Souers Funeral Home in Nelsonville, OH. Later in life. Nevin and Carolyn retired to Naples, FL where they enjoyed time with family, traveling, and being involved in their church and community. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday (12/14) at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville, OH with Pastor David Anderson officiating. Visitation for family and friends will take place on Monday (12/13), from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Nevin will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

Gary L. Dennis
Dec 10, 2021

GARY L. DENNIS, age 70, of Louisville, OH passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 after a brief illness. He was born September 9, 1951 in Canton, OH to Dale and Bettie Dennis. Gary was a charter member of the Louisville Church of Christ and he was a graduate of Lipscomb University. He was an avid sports fan and he especially loved to watch Louisville High School Football and the Cleveland Indians.

Gary is survived by his wife, Janet (Lerch) Dennis; two daughters, Emily (Joseph) Allen, Maggie (her fiancé, Adam Kanoun) Dennis; his mother, Bettie; his sister, Lauren (Tom) Taylor; his brother, Greg (Heather) Dennis and a grandson, Philip Allen. He was preceded in death by his father, Dale.

A memorial service to celebrate Gary’s life will be 4 p.m. Monday (12/13) at the Louisville Church of Christ with Jeff Stevenson officiating. The family is requesting that masks be worn. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageRoy L. Haidet
Dec 9, 2021

ROY L. HAIDET passed away from a sudden illness on November 10, 2021, in San Marcos, California. He was born on October 3, 1937, the son of the late Walter and Ruth Haidet.   He was the youngest of six siblings.  Sister Donna (Jack) Zimmerman lives in Tennessee, brothers Dale (Claire) Haidet lives in Florida and Merle (Mildred) Haidet lives in Ohio as well as many nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by his oldest brother Wayne (Lillian) Haidet and sister Norma (Elmo) Hostetler.   He is survived by his wife, Rosalia, of 42 years, who he met in Chicago, Illinois.

Roy attended St Louis Grammar School and Louisville High School and spent most of his childhood in Louisville, Ohio. Received his B.A. degree at Ohio Wesleyan.  

Spent most of his career in the Insurance industry. Started as a Field Representative for Ohio State Life Ins. Co (1963 – 1965). Moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1965 where he devoted 14 years (1965 – 1979) at CNA Insurance as Field Representative, Manager, then Director of Product Development. Saw an opportunity with American Agency Life Insurance in Atlanta, GA for a year (1980) where he developed 5 new Life products and promotional materials for the Independent Agency market.  In 1980 moved to Danbury, CT. and became Vice President of American Progressive Life and Health Insurance and Life Insurance Co. of CT. After a couple of years, he retired due to prenatal eye disease of toxoplasmosis which progressed over the years and eventually left him legally blind. 

When we bought our home in California, Roy enjoyed meeting the neighbors. Wonderful sense of humor.  Always had you laughing.  Always willing to be helpful or give friendly advice. He challenged himself daily.  Working a computer gave him knowledge to the outside world.  Roy and Rosalia travelled extensively. He especially liked cruising and spent the last year and a half planning the next voyage.

Roy donated his body to Science Care Inc. A Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date.

article imageWayne B. Ingram
Dec 9, 2021

WAYNE B. INGRAM, age 86, of Louisville, Ohio, passed away Thursday, December 2, 2021. He was born in Falls City, Texas on January 17, 1935 to the late Burley B. and Wilma E. (Strawn) Ingram. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Louisville.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers. Wayne is survived by his wife, Daune (Sorrell) Ingram; a son, Greg Ingram; a daughter, A. Leigh Ingram; two step-sons, Jon (Kim) Higgins and James (Lanita) Higgins; a sister, Arlette (Lee) Ramburger, a brother, Darrell (Sandra) Ingram; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services and burial will be at a later date in Houston, Texas. On line condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier – Israel Funeral Home, 330 875-1414)

article imageDiana Sue (Pochubay) Buckley
Dec 7, 2021

DIANA SUE (POCHUBAY) BUCKLEY, age 68, of Louisville, OH passed away Sunday, December 5, 2021.

2 TIMOTHY 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

These are true words to describe Diana. She loved her family intensely. Her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the driving force behind her good fight. She carried us all when times were hard and relished the joy in the good times, until the race was over. All the while she kept the faith, never faltering in her love and support of those closest to her. No matter what was thrown her direction she maintained that beautiful courageous smile through it all. Touching all those around. She will forever be missed.

Diana was born April 29, 1953 in Canton, OH to the late John and Virginia (Anderson) Pochubay. Along with her parents, she was preceded her in death by her in-laws James and Faye (George) Buckley whom she loved very much.

Diana is survived by her husband Michael Buckley Sr, their children Derrick (Sr) and Marie Buckley, their children Derrick (Jr) and Kayla Buckley, Daniel and Tori (Czech); Brian and Jennifer Buckley, their children Chandler and Brittney Martinez, Grant Martinez and Kylee DeWeese (their daughter Kinley Rose Martinez), and Ashton Martinez; Michael (Jr) and Michele Buckley, their children Gavin and Hailee Buckley (their daughter Ainsley Buckley) and Gabrielle Buckley. Two sisters Sharon and Dick George, Jean and Frank Staley, and their families. Amongst the countless family and friends scattered all around the country.

Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Friday evening at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville, OH. A private family funeral will be held on Saturday. Diana will be laid to rest in Conotton Cemetery, Bowerston, OH. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Humane Society, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, and/or The Heart Foundation. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageKIMBERLY KAY SCHMUCKER
Dec 6, 2021

KIMBERLY KAY SCHMUCKER passed away November 27, 2021 at Altercare of Louisville while under the care of Community Hospice, Stark County Branch. She was a 1989 graduate of Louisville High School. Kim was preceded in death by her father, Ronald Schmucker. She is survived by her mother, Sandra Schmucker, brother, Sincere Schmucker and her dear friend Ricky Johnson. 

No services are planned at this time. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageRoma Jean Moore/Block
Dec 6, 2021

ROMA JEAN MOORE/BLOCK, age 93, of Louisville, OH passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021. She was born April 20, 1928 in Wheeling, West Virginia to the late Harry and Clara Martin. Jean and her sister, Etheleen loved to sing, and would often go to nursing homes and churches to perform. Jean was a very generous person that enjoyed canning and baking, and usually gave most of what she made away. She was retired from First Merit Bank and was a member of the Beech Mennonite Church. 

Jean was also preceded in death by her 1st husband, Harold Moore in 1981, her 2nd husband, George Block in 1984; a daughter, Patricia Ann Moore; son-in-law, Lonnie Stevenson; her sister, Etheleen Rapp; brother, Robert “Bob” Martin and a grandson, Ramsey Stevenson. She is survived by a daughter, Polly Stevenson; her son, Jack Moore; two brothers, Keith (Bonnie) and Harry Martin; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor John McGuckin officiating. Calling hours will be 10-11 a.m. Friday morning at the funeral home. Roma Jean will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 408 9th St, Suite 3400, Canton, OH 44707. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageWilmer “Dink” Hughes
Dec 3, 2021

WILMER “DINK” HUGHES, age 96, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 in his home. He was born November 24, 1925 in East Liverpool, OH to the late Leon and Anna May Hughes. Wilmer was a hard-working devoted family man. He was a WWII Army Veteran and he was retired from J&L Steel. He was a member of the former First Brethren Church and the American Legion in Louisville.

Wilmer was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ann Hughes and 11 brothers and sisters. He is survived by two daughters, Cynthia (Joseph) Globokar, Lisa (Dan) Doerschuk; a son, Terence (Pamela) Hughes; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

A private family funeral will be held at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. Wilmer will be laid to rest, beside his wife, in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. The Doerschuk family will receive friends and family from 5:30-8:30pm on Thursday, December 9 at the home of John and Elizabeth Leebens, 1120 Chelmsford St, North Canton, OH 44720. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

 (Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageGlenn Arthur Motts, Jr.
Nov 29, 2021

GLENN ARTHUR MOTTS, JR. went to be with the Lord November 27, 2021. He is reunited with the love of his life Norma Jane (Darrah) Motts. He was preceded in death by his father Glenn Motts Sr. and mother Wilda (Kandel) Motts.  He is also preceded in death by his sister Joanne (Motts) Krach.  

Glenn was a man who wore many hats in his life. He was a graduate of the Nursing Program of Ohio State University in 1954. He was a ground breaker for men in the nursing profession. He was employed by J & L Steel in Louisville, Mercy Hospital, Timken Mercy Hospital, and Canton Eye Center. In 1976 he changed the course of his life and bought and ran Motts Greenhouse in Louisville until he retired.

Glenn loved to travel with his wife in their motor home. They had many years of adventure traveling from coast to coast. Glenn was an avid reader and was interested in many topics. He was a life- long member of Juillard Masonic Lodge.  

Glenn is survived by four children. Charlene (Wayne) Moore of Louisville, Glenn (Alicia) Motts of California, Randy (Colleen) Motts of Waynesburg, John (Linda) Motts of Louisville. He has 14 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Carol (James) Dewalt of East Canton, Mary (Gary) Bauer of Norwalk, and John (Bonnie) Motts of Delaware, Ohio. 

He faithfully attended East Canton Church of God until the pandemic.  

Celebration of his life with be at East Canton Church of God in East Canton, Ohio on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Calling hours from 10–11 a.m. Services from 11 a.m. – 12 noon with lunch afterwards at the church.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital in care of Tadmore Shrine. Address 3000 Krebs Drive, Akron, Ohio. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageDiane Lynn Richmond
Nov 29, 2021

DIANE LYNN RICHMOND, 61, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully in her home on November 26, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 29, 1960 in Canton, OH to the late Jack and Rosie (LaRocco) Wartluft. Diane was a one-of-a-kind mother. She often said it was her reason for being. Her children were her whole world. She celebrated every beloved daughter’s milestone, every holiday, every Cleveland Indians win with excitement, love and passion. Her home was filled with family, friends, homemade Italian food, laughter and music. She loved travel and had particular fondness for the beach. She enjoyed road trips where she’d watch the beautiful landscapes with her dog Luci in the backseat. In recent years, what gave her the most happiness was her grandchildren Emerson and Braydon. She loved attending their events, ball games and midnight online shopping for them. Truly, she just loved celebrating the specialness of every single day with them. Diane was a successful marketer with several nursing facilities in Stark County. She retired from Canterbury Villa of Alliance in 2020. We all are blessed to have been able to be a part of Diane’s wonderful life. We will continue knowing she will live through us all. 

Diane is survived by her husband Michael Richmond; her 3 daughters, Melissa Custer (Sam Kegg), Abigail Roese (Jared), and Allison Richmond; Her two sisters, Kristine Evans (Mark) and Kathleen Mathey (Lee); and her two beautiful grandchildren Brayden and Emerson Stamey, and her beloved dog Luci. 

A memorial mass will be celebrated (all are welcome) at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 3 in the Basilica of Saint John the Baptist Church, 627 McKinley Ave NW Canton, OH 44703. A private family burial will be held in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

Phyllis Lewis
Nov 24, 2021

PHYLLIS LEWIS, age 80, of Louisville passed away November 20, 2021.

(Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home & Crematory, 330-875-2811, Serving Ohio Families Since 1867)

article imageCharles E. Davis, CFP
Nov 23, 2021

CHARLES E. DAVIS, CFP, 71, of Louisville, Ohio passed away on Sunday, November 21st, after a lifelong battle with heart disease. Charles was born on August 20th, 1950, to Thomas & Ruth Davis (née Stump) in Dayton, Ohio. After Charles graduated from Hoover High School in 1969, he went on to study architecture at Kent State, but ultimately decided to pursue a career in Financial Planning which spanned over 40 years.

In 1968, Charles met Gail Anne Miller at McDonald’s. Charles and Gail went on to have two children, Rachel and Aaron, and launched their own businesses. 

Charles’ extensive volunteer work in the Emerald Arbor and the Knights of Columbus included supporting the Scouts, baseball, Special Olympics, 4H Club, feeding the homeless, building houses, helping veterans, financial support for the sick, planting trees for Earth Day, and more.

Charles was predeceased by Gail Davis in 2006. He is survived by his girlfriend, Peggy Kostolich; sisters, Karen Tipten and Missy Gordish; his children; grandchildren, Quinn and Bailey Gadow, and Eliot and Ian Davis, and great-grandson, Grayson Gadow.

Calling hours begin at 10 a.m. Friday, November 26th at St. Louis Catholic Church, Mass of Christian Burial starting at 11 a.m. followed by a procession to Sunset Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Emerald Arbor 742 of Gleaner, an organization Charles loved. Condolences and special memories of Charles can be shared with the family online at www.paqueletfalk.com

(Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home & Crematory, 330-875-2811, Serving Ohio Families Since 1867)

article imageSGM (Ret.) Donald Eugene Weber
Nov 22, 2021

SGM(Ret.) DONALD EUGENE WEBER, age 87, of Alexandria, Va., passed away Nov. 3, 2021, following a life marked by duty and honor and filled with love for what he held most dear – his family and his country. He is survived by his wife and best gal of 65 years, Nina M. (Zwick) Weber and children, Deborah (Scott) Athey, Eric (Lynne) Weber, Kathleen (Monte),  Piper, Cynthia (Robert) Weber, and Brian (Kelli) Weber, as well as nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Don, the eldest son of Paul and Olga T. Weber, was preceded in death by his parents, brother Paul Jr., and sister Enid, and is survived by brother John Weber and sister Karen Wilcox.

Don’s Army service began with his enlistment in June 1955 and included active-duty assignments in Germany, Vietnam, and Korea before he returned stateside and concluded his uniformed service at the Pentagon in December 1985. From April 1986 until his retirement (finally!) at 82, Don continued to serve Soldiers as a civilian military personnel management specialist in the Office, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, HQ Department of the Army. It was in this role that he also shepherded his Army brethren to safety during the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. 

During his 61 years in and out of uniform, Don earned numerous U.S. and foreign decorations including the Bronze Star medal, the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Service medal, and the Vietnam Campaign medal. Don embodied the Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage, and challenged us all to conduct ourselves with similar humility and grace.  

Don’s life was a life well lived. He was a gentle man and a self-taught scholar who was always quick to recommend a great read or dispense wisdom, sometimes with a wink and others with a steely gaze that clearly meant he thought you should have known better. He was kind and loving, a devoted husband and supportive father, and an involved grandfather who rarely missed a game, graduation, or chance to make everyone laugh until their stomachs ached. Everyone who knew Don – personally and professionally – is richer for the experience. 

A visitation and a celebration of life Catholic mass were held earlier this month at St. Louis Church in Alexandria, Va. SGM (Ret.) Donald Weber will be laid to rest this spring at Arlington National Cemetery.

article imageMarla Jean (Ring) DeGeorgia
Nov 19, 2021

MARLA JEAN (RING) DeGEORGIA, age 82, of Louisville, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at The Inn at Belden Village surrounded by her family. Born in Woodsfield, Ohio on April 28, 1939 to Vergie (Ring) Atkinson. Marla was a 1957 graduate of Timken High School, where she studied cosmetology.

After graduation, Marla began work as a hair stylist at Georgie’s Salon in downtown Canton. In 1972, she opened her own business. “Chat ‘n Curl” became a fixture in Canton where she provided expert hair styling coupled with conversation and friendship until she retired in 1999. She lived most of her life in Canton, before moving to Louisville in 2001.

Marla was best known for her outgoing and friendly demeanor, kindness, and unwavering commitment to her family. She was especially proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren as they brought her immense joy. She will be greatly missed by all. She was a faithful member of the Louisville Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her mother and husband of more than 60 years, Alex. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Brian) Fink and son, Michael (Anja) DeGeorgia; as well as six grandchildren, Adam (Julie) Fink, Joshua (Nina) Fink, Kyle (Courtney) Fink, Sophia, Julian and Nadia DeGeorgia and five great-grandchildren, Asher, Luke, Ariel, Aurora, and Mira Fink.  Also surviving is her fraternal twin brother Dean Ring and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at 11:00 am in the Sanders Funeral Home in East Canton with Brian Grubbs officiating. Entombment in North Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call on hour prior to the service on Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Memorial donations may be made to Louisville Church of Christ.

(Sanders Funeral Home , 330-488-0222, www.sandersfuneralhomes.com)

article imageJane Ann Meadows
Nov 15, 2021

JANE ANN MEADOWS, age 92, of Louisville, Ohio passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2021. She was born October 19, 1929 in Canton, Ohio to the late Cletus and Etha (Linerode) Marks. 

Jane Ann is survived by three sons, Rodney (Susie), Bob (Lori), Keith (Lynda); four grandchildren, Amanda, Jaclyn, Nicholas and Mark; her brother, Dale (Lois) Marks and a sister, Linda (John) Legros. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 71 years, Wayne Meadows, and a sister, Donna (Ronald) Miller.

Jane Ann was a life-long resident of Louisville. She began working in the office of the Hoover Company, then alongside Wayne at Meadows Insurance Agency. She was a member of Paradise United Church of Christ and the Paradise Circle. 

She enjoyed camping and travel with her husband and family. 

Calling hours will be 11 a.m. - Noon on Saturday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home. Funeral service at Noon with Rev. Dr. David Anderson officiating at the funeral home. Jane Ann will be laid to rest beside her husband, in Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Paradise United Church of Christ. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home,  330-875-1414)

article imageCarolyn Kaye Dillon
Nov 15, 2021

CAROLYN KAYE DILLON, age 72, of Louisville, OH passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021. She was born January 2, 1949 in Harlam Springs, OH to the late John and Mattie (Becker) Howell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roger L. Dillon in 2008; five brothers and sisters. Carolyn is survived by her niece, Becky (Ronnie) Everett; many special friends; four children; four step-children and three sisters-in-law. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. Calling hours will be 10-11 a.m. Tuesday morning at the funeral home. Carolyn was laid to rest in Harlam Springs Cemetery. Online condolences may left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageDavid M. Augenstein
Nov 3, 2021

DAVID M. AUGENSTEIN of Louisville, Ohio passed away of natural causes on October 29, 2021. He was born December 29, 1951, to the late Vincent and Margaret (Mills) Augenstein. He held a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master's degree of science. He spent his career in environmental engineering for corporations, consultants and government. He was a strong man of faith in God and shared that with anyone who would listen. He enjoyed gardening, native plants and spending time with David Jr.

David is survived by his wife, Ann (Janovyak); son, David Jr; brothers, Vincent (Sharon), Charles (Debi Shipton) and Mark.

A private online service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in honor of David to www.blueletterbible.org. Condolences and special memories of David can be shared with the family online at www.heritagecremationsociety.com

(Heritage Cremation Society, 330.875.5770)

article imageCarol Ann Turkel
Oct 29, 2021

Carol Ann Turkel

CAROL ANN TURKEL, age 84, of Louisville, OH passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2021. She was born July 31, 1937 in Canton, OH to the late Carl and Dorothy (Mizer) Smith. She was retired from Fisher Foods in Canton. Carol was also preceded in death by her husband, John Turkel in 2015 and her sister, Darlene McCormick. She is survived by two daughters, Brenda (Tom) Harris, Michele (Anthony) Milano; three grandchildren, AJ, Austin and Morgan; two sisters-in-law, Patty and Cheryl.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor Rick Brown officiating. Carol will be laid to rest, beside her husband, in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to Bethany Nursing Home in Carol’s memory. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

H. Dean Rapp
Oct 28, 2021

H. DEAN RAPP, age 87 of Louisville, Ohio passed away peacefully and was reunited with his wife on Monday, October 25, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He loved his Lord and was a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Louisville, Ohio. He was retired from Republic Steel Burger Division and First Merit Bank (courier).

He is survived by his five children, Nancy (Dennis) Johnstone, Jerry (Nancy) Rapp, Katie Rapp, Brenda Broadwater, and Tony Rapp; sister, Linda Jane Pace; eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dean’s family will receive friends on Monday, November 1, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home in Louisville, Ohio. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Ron Mayberry officiating. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery. 

Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at www.paqueletfalk.com

(Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home & Crematory, 330-875-2811, Serving Ohio Families Since 1867)

article imageNancy L. Kerzan
Oct 26, 2021

NANCY L. KERZAN, age 82, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 24, 2021. She was born August 27, 1939 in Canton, OH to the late Vincent and Irma (Burk) McDonald. Nancy worked in the Banking Industry for 35 years and she was co-owner of NL Construction. She was a long-time member of the Stark County Board of Realtors. 

Nancy is survived her husband of 58years, G. Jerry Kerzan; her daughter, Susan Kerzan; two sons, Christopher (Jessica Hostetler) Kerzan, Eric (Mary) Kerzan; three grandchildren, Brittny (Andrew) Adams, Stephen Kerzan, Caitlin Kerzan; two great-grandchildren, Aiden and Isla Adams; two sisters-in-law, Helen McDonald, Nancy A. Kerzan and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by four sisters, Eileen Brenzel, Patricia Coberly, Marge Hildebrand, Irmajane Zelei and four brothers, Tim, Charles, Rich and Tom McDonald. The family would like to thank Stone Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care for the wonderful care that was given to Nancy during her time there.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 1, 2021 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Louisville, OH. The family will receive family and friends 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday morning at the church. Nancy will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery, Massillon, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageBrian Christopher Norris
Oct 25, 2021

BRIAN CHRISTOPHER NORRIS, age 37, Loving Husband, Father, Son and Brother, passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021. He was born June 19, 1984 in Canton, OH. Brian was the proud owner of Norris Roofing, LLC. He was a member of the Louisville FOE and the Louisville American Legion. Brian loved spending time with his family and many friends, and he especially loved the family trips to the beach. 

He is survived by his wife, Shannon (Hoffman) Norris; his daughter, Lyla Norris; his parents, Walter and Mary (Shafer) Norris; sister, Laura (Steve) Butera; brother, Mike (fiancé Billie Sue Adams) Norris; nieces and nephews, Colten, Aden, Peyton, and Emersyn; his father and mother-in-law, Greg and Pam Hoffman and sister-in-law, Heather Hoffman.

Per Brian’s wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageBetty Jean (Bush) Tschantz
Oct 25, 2021

BETTY JEAN (BUSH) TSCHANTZ, 92, of East Canton passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021 in Green Meadows Health and Wellness Center, Louisville, Ohio.  Born May 7, 1929 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Roy and Jessie (Meadows) Bush.  

She met the love of her life, Bill Tschantz, at Jackson High School and graduated in 1947. They married in 1948 while Bill served in the Navy. They settled in Canton where Bill managed the WH Tschantz & Sons Company and then the Biro Manufacturing facility.  

She was a stay-at-home mother for their four children: Pat, Linda and twins Rick & Ron.  Betty joined the Mothers of Twins Club (now Mothers of Multiples) in 1954, becoming President and Mother of the Year in 1960.  

When the family moved to their farm in Carroll County, Betty worked in the Carrollton High School Library while her children attended Carrollton schools. She and Bill were dedicated parents who attended and supported their kids’ many activities and sporting events.

After their children graduated from high school, Betty and Bill sold the farm and moved back to Canton, where she helped Bill and their twin sons start and run the Quadracast & Harrison Handling companies.   

Retiring in 1991, they moved to Port Charlotte, Florida. They enjoyed the sunshine and a well-deserved, leisurely life until being driven back to East Canton by hurricane Charlie in 2004.

After losing Bill in 2011 and Linda in 2018, she moved to Green Meadows in Louisville, where she enjoyed the family atmosphere and wonderful staff. She was a member of the Louisville Christian Church, the East Canton Foltz Center and the Jackson Alumni Association.   

Preceded in death by her husband William H. (Bill) Tschantz; daughter Linda Tschantz and brother Bob Bush. She is survived by sister, Sue (Ray) Beck; brother, Chuck Bush; daughter, Pat (William K.) Grischow; sons, Rick (Venita) Tschantz and Ron Tschantz; grandchildren, Michael (Jennifer) Rummell, Jenifer (Mo) Panchalingam, William T. Grischow, Brieana Coss, Jessica (Dencil) Coleman, Alexandra (Andrew) Swan; Sarah Tschantz and Ken Tschantz; great grandchildren, Nicole Rummell, Mackenzie Rummell, Gage Coss, Davina Coleman; brother-in-law, Martin L. Tschantz, Jr.; sister-in-law, Eileen Edmonds; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family is very thankful for the support and care of Green Meadows and Aultman Hospice.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 30 at 10:30 am at the Louisville Christian Church, 1800 S. Chapel St, Louisville, OH. 44641, Pastor Rick Brown officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Louisville Christian Church.

(Sanders Funeral Home, 330-488-0222, www.sandersfuneralhomes.com)

article imageAlbert E. Koren
Oct 22, 2021

ALBERT E. KOREN, age 79 of Louisville, OH passed away on Friday, October 22, 2021. He was born on Jun 28, 1942 in Amonate, VA to the late Edwin E. and Verna (Muncie) Koren and lived in Louisville most of his life.

Albert graduated from Louisville High School and retired from the Timken Company Steel Business Unit in 1994. Albert served Timken Steel in various management positions during 30 years of service. Family was his passion and he loved all the vacation trips with his wife and family. He enjoyed travelling, archery, sailing, and bicycling. Albert is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sandra (Irvin) Koren, his daughter, Verna (Scott) Dobbins, and his son, Michael E. Koren, 3 grandchildren, Justin Koren, Sean Dobbins, and Jacob Koren, sister, Mamie (Chet) Bentley, brother, Edwin (Penny) Koren, and a special cousin, Eddie (Jane) Hensley. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Aultman Compassionate Care Center for their kind and loving care. A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Mark R. Vrabel Funeral Home, North Canton 330-452-4041.

article imageDorla D. Moore
Oct 20, 2021

DORLA D. MOORE, age 87, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully on Monday, October 18, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Canton. She was born May 19, 1934 in Moultrie, OH to the late Leroy and Faye (Miller) Becker. She worked for the Stark County Board of Education as a drivers Ed Instructor. 

Dorla was also preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Garland “Slim” Moore; a son, Lynn Moore; a brother, Donovan Becker and a sister, Bethel Odey. She is survived by two daughters, Brenda (Jim) Carroll, Marcia (Dave) Katich; a son, Terry (Pam) Moore; a sister, Carolyn (Dale) Caskey; a brother, Ronald (Martha) Becker; seven grandchildren, Brian (Kimberly) Miller, Michelle (Josh) Taylor, Corey (Katie) Moore, Curt (Nettie) Moore, Melissa (Josh) Betts, CJ (Liz) Moore, Brad (Kellie) Katich; eight great-grandchildren, Gretta, Jack, Kaelyn, Nora, Aaron, Sammy, Kennedy and Madison.  

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor Greg Smith officiating. Calling hours will be 10-11a.m. Friday morning at the funeral home. Dorla will be laid to rest, beside her husband, in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageJohn A. Carman
Oct 20, 2021

JOHN A. CARMAN, age 70, of Louisville, OH passed away Monday, October 18, 2021. He was born April 18, 1951 in Canton, OH. John was a 1970 graduate of Louisville High School and he was retired from J & L Steel.

John was preceded in death by his son, Jason Carman; his father, William Carman Sr and his step-mothers, Catherine and Olga; his mother and step-father, Margaret and Richard Burgess; a brother, Bill Carman; step-brother, Jack Giovanelli and sister-in-law, Debbie Carman. He is survived by his daughter, Linette (Bill) Croxton; two sisters, Barbara (Bob) Kraus, Betty (David) Fornash; three brothers, Richard (Donna), twin-brother James (Jane) and Kenneth Carman; three grandchildren, Tyler and Colby Croxton, Isabelle Laughbaum and numerous nieces and nephews.

Johns’ family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday Morning at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. A private family funeral service will be held later on Saturday. John will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageJoseph A. Shurilla
Oct 19, 2021

JOSEPH A. SHURILLA completed his earthly journey on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the age of 88. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio and graduated from Poland Seminary High School. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served aboard the USS Atka, an ice-breaker in the Artic and Antarctica.  His duties gave him opportunity to see polar bear cubs and Emperor Penguins, both of which delighted him.

Upon completion of his service, he joined his brothers’ construction company in the Youngstown, Ohio area for several years. He then chose to pursue degrees in education, and attained his Master’s Degree as well as additional coursework.  He taught in the Sebring and Louisville School districts. While at Louisville, he became one of the area’s pioneers in vocational education. His career path led to service as Supervisor of Vocational Education at Alliance High School and finally to Director of Vocational Education for the North Canton City School District. He was also instrumental in training entry-level carpenters through the carpenters union.

Joe was a master carpenter, who built two homes for his own family, and helped build several other homes in the area. In retirement, he skillfully remodeled an 1886 Victorian home in Louisville built by a Civil War veteran which became the Mainstay Bed and Breakfast, still in operation today. He enjoyed visiting with guests, and always knew when to share a joke or a word of compassion.

Joe loved golfing with his league partner, Ed Baines, and with his daughter and grandsons. He enjoyed travel, from the epic two-week camping trips with his young family to more than 30 states, to cruises throughout Europe and visits in Mexico. He cherished his Hungarian roots, and was thrilled to visit Budapest, Hungary. He was a great dancer and enjoyed playing cards whenever the family could pull a foursome together. He enjoyed Cleveland Indians baseball, Cleveland Cavaliers basketball, and proudly sported his Ohio State Buckeyes cap and sweatshirt.

Joe was a loving and devoted husband and father, and was always ready to lend a helping hand to friend and stranger alike.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Elizabeth (Barko) Shurilla and his ten older siblings. Left to cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife of 63 years, Mary, his children Chrysanne (Craig) Timm and Joseph (Cindy) Shurilla, grandchildren Matthew (Brittany) Timm, Brian Timm, Holly (Steve) Smith, Grant Ferguson, great-grandchildren Grayson Timm and Steven and Cindy Smith, longtime dear friend Fr. Jim McKarns, Jack, the dog he rescued, and the birds he loved to watch and feed.

Joe’s family will celebrate his life privately. Should anyone want to give donations in his memory, they are invited to consider St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageCarmen P. Desiato, Jr.
Oct 18, 2021

CARMEN P. DESIATO JR., age 97, of Louisville, Ohio passed away following a brief illness on June 29, 2021. Carmen was born on February 26, 1924 in Youngstown, Ohio and was the son of the late Carmen (Camillo) and Mary (nee DeSimone) Desiato. Carmen is survived by a sister, Marie Wiese; five children, Cindy Koehler, Timothy (Mary Sue) Desiato, MD, Linda Young, Steve Desiato, and Paul (Tammy) Desiato; eight grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. 

He lived in the same house that he built in 1952 until a few weeks before passing. He also built houses for his parents, four of his children and local contractors. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by Helen, his wife of 66 years; a brother, Pat Desiato; brother-in-law, Don Wiese; son-in-law, Dale Koehler; son-in-law, Dennis Young; and grandson-in-law, Kevin Wagner. 

During World War II, Carmen was a B-17 flight engineer and upper turret gunner. He was a member of the 398th Bomb Group based in England flying missions primarily over Germany. During his squadron’s final mission, civilians working at an armament factory in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia were notified two hours prior to the daylight raid to reduce casualties. This was the first time a pre-raid warning was broadcast. 

After the war, Carmen returned to Louisville and worked at Republic Steel. He took an early retirement in 1972 and became a full-time carpenter. During his eighties, he continued to help friends with home improvement projects and to assist his wife with her craft business. He remained active into his mid-nineties in his workshop where he enjoyed building furniture and toys for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Carmen was a member of VFW Post 3747 where he was well known for assisting with their finish carpentry and remodeling. 

A private service was held for the family at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, Ohio after arrangements were made by Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home. Messages of condolence may be sent to www.paqueletfalk.com/obituary/.

article imageRandall G. Beck
Oct 18, 2021

Following a brief illness, RANDALL BECK passed into peace Wednesday October 6 in his home in Boone, NC. His brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and Judi Beck (Boone, NC) accompanied him through his passage. His parents were Ben and Donna Jeanne Beck formerly of Louisville and Dover.

Randall resided in Louisville for 73 years, worked for the Louisville Public Library and was a life-long member of Christ United Methodist Church. Prior to death, Randall moved from Louisville, OH to Boone where he thrived - making friends and enjoying time with his NC family. Randall brought light and instilled tenderness into countless lives. His quirky innocence and candor will be sorely missed. 

Kevin and Judi are grateful to the Louisville, OH community for years of kindness and support of Randall. If you would like to offer a memorial, please direct it to Louisville Public Library, 700 Lincoln Ave. Louisville, OH or Christ United Methodist Church, 600 East Gorgas St. Louisville, OH 44641.

article imageBetty J. Krabill
Oct 18, 2021

BETTY J. KRABILL, age 90, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at St. Joseph Care Center. She was born May 5, 1931 in Canton, OH to the late William and Sadie (Culler) Thomas. Betty was retired from the Louisville Board of Education as an administrative assistant. She was a member of the former High Mill Church of the Resurrection and the Nimishillen Grange. Through the years Betty and Robert traveled to all 50 states, camping in most of them, even Alaska. Of course, they had to stop at a gift shop in every state to buy something for Betty’s many collections. 

Betty was also preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Robert Krabill; a son, Timothy Krabill; two brothers, Robert and Richard Thomas. She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Wayne) Keller; a son, Thomas (Ann) Krabill; daughter-in-law, Donna Krabill; a brother, Elden Thomas; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 

A private family funeral service was held at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. Betty was laid to rest, beside her husband, in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

Gary Evan Gibbs
Oct 13, 2021

GARY EVAN GIBBS, age 77, of Litchfield Park, AZ, passed away at his home on August 24, 2021. Gary was born in Canton on April 6, 1944. He graduated from Louisville High School and Weber State University in Utah. He spent his life in sales management and consulting.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Beulah Gibbs and sister Sandra Brahler. He is survived by wife of 32 years, Sherrie, brother Phillip Gibbs of Canton, and many wonderful friends. No services were held per Gary’s request. Donation to the American Cancer Society in his memory would be appreciated.

article imageAnthony “Tony” Pumneo Jr.
Sep 23, 2021

ANTHONY “TONY” PUMNEO JR., age 73 of Louisville, Ohio, passed away Monday, September 20, 2021. He was born January 4, 1948, in Canton, Ohio to the late Anthony Pumneo Sr. and Caroline McCauley-Turpin. He was part of the Louisville High School class of 1967. Tony was owner operator of A. Pumneo Trucking & Excavating and operated the family dairy farm. Tony was an avid NASCAR fan, enjoyed watching football and going to Florida for the winter. 

Tony is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy (Willison); daughter, Tammy Isla; sons, Tony (Chris) and Toby (Cheryl) Pumneo all of Louisville, Ohio; grandchildren, Emily and Alexis Isla, Justin and Tyler Pumneo and Chase Gee; sister, Cindy (Joe) Fromme; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021, at Union Cemetery in Louisville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society. Condolences and special memories of Tony can be shared with the family online at www.paqueletfalk.com.

(Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home & Crematory, 330-875-2811, Serving Ohio Families Since 1867)

article imageRobert “Frank” Minster
Sep 20, 2021

ROBERT “FRANK” MINSTER, age 86, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully, in his home, on Friday, September 17, 2021. He was born December 4, 1934 in Canton, OH to the late John and Esther (McDonald) Minster. Frank was retired from Sun Ohio and he did concrete work for many people in the area. He also enjoyed setting up a stand at local flea markets and being a member of the Louisville FOE. 

Frank is survived by three sons, Tim (Cindy), Bob (Cindy) and Rick (Debbie) Minster; 11grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Ruth Ann Minster; his brother, John “Auggie” Minster; grandson, Patrick Minster and his long-time companion, Beverly Adcox. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday (9/24) at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor David Anderson officiating. Calling hours will be 10-11 a.m. Friday morning at the funeral home. Frank will be laid to rest, beside his wife, in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

 (Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageRaymond “Ted” Ferguson
Sep 16, 2021

RAYMOND “TED” FERGUSON, age 91, of Louisville, OH passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021. He was born April 9, 1930 in White Cottage, OH to the late Claude and Amy Ferguson. Ted was a Korean War Army veteran and he was retired from IB of EW Local #540. He was a member of the Louisville FOE, Louisville American Legion, Juilliard Lodge #460 F &AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Canton, Tadmor Temple and the Alliance Shrine Club. Ted is survived by a son, Ted (Lynn Hughes) Ferguson; two sisters, Kay Marshall and Diane Donahoe; three brothers, Claude (Janice), Jerry (Pat), and Terry (Donna) Ferguson; his granddaughter, Teddi (Ryan Lee) Ferguson and two great-granddaughters, Maci and Belle. He was preceded in death by his long-time companion, Marty Houser; two sisters, Betty Mast and Jackie Trainer; four brothers, Roland, Robert, Michael and Jim Ferguson.

Ted will be laid to rest with a private family graveside service in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imagePaul W. Lutz
Sep 6, 2021

PAUL W. LUTZ, age 96, of Louisville, OH passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021. Paul was born to Norman and Amanda (Krabill) Lutz at the family farm in Washington Township, Stark County, Ohio on October 25, 1924. He graduated from Louisville High School in 1942, served in the US Army during World War II and retired from J &L Specialty Steel in 1988. A lifelong member of Paris Israel Lutheran Church, he deeply loved his church. Paul is preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years Marguerite (Marino) Lutz, his parents, three brothers, one sister, a son, Arthur C. Locke and a great grandson. Paul is survived by his daughter Carla (Daniel) Wolfe, sister-in-law, Judy Horn, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. As well as many loving nieces and nephews.

A funeral/memorial service for both Paul and Marguerite (who passed away June 24, 2021 in Pataskala, Ohio) will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday (9/8) at Paris Israel Lutheran Church, 376 Paris Ave., Paris, Ohio. Calling hours will be 10-11 a.m. Wednesday morning at the church. Paul and Marguerite will be laid to rest in the Beech Mennonite Cemetery in the Lutz family plot. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

Edward C. Cowley
Aug 31, 2021

EDWARD C. COWLEY, age 81, of Hartville, OH passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021. He was born December 6, 1939 in Canton, OH to the late George and Hazel (Green) Cowley. Ed was a Navy Veteran. He was retired from Republic Steel and he was the former assistant chief at the Fairhope/Nimishillen Twp Fire Department. 

Ed was also preceded in death by his wife, Kathaleen in 2000; a sister, Linda Cowley and a brother, Larry Cowley. He is survived by three sons, Steven (Ann), Gary (Karla) and Danny (Kim) Cowley; three sisters, Doris Coates, Joan Turner, Georgie Castanien; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be 12 noon Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor John Diller officiating. Calling hours will be 11 a.m.-12 noon Friday at the funeral home. Ed will be laid to rest in Highland Memorial Park. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageTerry Lee Hershberger
Aug 23, 2021

TERRY LEE HERSHBERGER, age 69, passed away peacefully in his home in Republic, Washington on the evening of Wednesday, August 18, 2021.

Terry was born on August 5, 1952 in Walnut Creek, Ohio to Loren “Piney” and Lucille (Schmucker) Hershberger. After graduating from high school in Louisville, Ohio, Terry’s travels brought him to Lafayette, Louisiana where he met the love of his life, Julia. On April 7, 1979 he married Julia Chandler and they made their way to the Pacific Northwest to begin a life of homesteading. Together they built a home with their own hands, grew and preserved their own food, and raised four children, Anna, Carolyn, Jana, and Kenny. Terry was a jack of all trades working a wide range of jobs throughout his life such as restoring old furniture, construction, oil field, wild land fire fighting, and finally as a mill operator with multiple gold mining companies until he retired due to his battle with cancer. He enjoyed working and worked hard, while always knowing how to joke and keep things fun. He made many friends in the process.

Terry was known for his love of woodworking, gardening, and sledding. He loved music and boogied his way across the country and through time from Woodstock to the local Rock Cut Blues. He loved to travel and took his family on many long road trips and adventures around the country. He was an incredibly dedicated and hard worker at everything in his life and was known for taking all of his projects to the next level. Terry had a kind and compassionate heart and would do anything or give to anyone in need without a second thought, always willing to help when it was needed.

Terry was preceded in death by his mother Lucille and infant daughter Grace. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Julia, four children Anna, Carolyn, Jana, and Kenny, father Loren, brothers Greg and Barry, sister Gail, and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, family and friends. Terry’s family was very important and dear to him and he loved them deeply. He will be laid to rest at the Republic Cemetery.  Danekas Funeral Chapel is entrusted in care.

(Danekas Funeral Chapel, 509-684-8183)

article imageJoel Alec May
Aug 19, 2021

A Celebration of Life will be held on August 28, 2021, from 2-5 pm at the Fraternal Order of Eagles located at 306 W Main St Louisville, OH 44641. 

Please visit www.heritagecremationsociety.com to view Joel’s obituary and share condolences or special memories with the family

Lyle K. Troyer
Aug 16, 2021

LYLE K. TROYER, born August 3, 1942 to Lotus E. Troyer and Hilda P. (Kline) Troyer, finished his earthly race on August 11, 2021. He is a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend. Lyle wanted to be remembered as stating “I have gratitude for who I am, the creature that God made me to be.” He was an active member of Peace Mennonite Church in Elyria, Ohio, where he served as an elder for many years. Peace Mennonite Church supports many ministries dear to his heart, including the Gideons, Love Inc., Mennonite Central Committee, and Joni and Friends “Wheels for the World.”

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial gifts in honor of Lyle be sent to Peace Mennonite Church (9300 West Ridge Road, Elyria OH 44035). Professionally, Lyle worked as a sales manager and school district treasurer. He sought to live out his faith in Jesus by being a servant in every area of his life, and sought the good of all he came into contact with. He is preceded in death by his parents, his twin sister Lila and his daughter Sharon. He is survived by wife Edna, sister Marj, son Mark and granddaughter Lucie. Burial will be a private service, Celebration of Life will be held at a yet-to-be-determined date. Short Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with the arrangements.

(Short Funeral Home, 419-445-3556)

article imageJeffrey (Vance) Collins
Aug 13, 2021

JEFFREY (VANCE) COLLINS, age 57 of Louisville, died Wed., Aug. 11, 2021 in Aultman Hospital. He was born Oct. 29, 1963 in Parsons, WV.  He is a postal Carrier for the USPS in Louisville. He graduated from Minerva High School in 1982 and is a member of the Louisville Christian Church.  He loved hangin’ out with family and friends and touched the lives of everyone he met.  His favorite times were spent behind the grill and enjoying Sunday dinners and football games.

He is survived by his wife, Annette (Thomae) Collins whom he married June 24, 1997, three children Grace, Leah and Tristan Collins, father, Allen Vance, of New Garden, three sisters Patricia (Bob) Carl of Minerva, Tami Vance of NC and Teri (Nicole Orozco) Vance of Mogadore. He is preceded in death by his mother, Sharon (Parsons) Vance.

Funeral services will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. in the Louisville Christian Church with Pastor Rick Brown officiating.  Calling hours will be Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at the Louisville Christian Church.  Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.

article imageShirley A. Bresson
Aug 13, 2021

SHIRLEY A. BRESSON, age 86, of Louisville, passed away August 11th, 2021, after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born December 12th, 1934, in Maximo, Ohio to the late Russel l and Magdalene (Menegay) Haidet.  Shirley was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, the Eagles and was a Eucharistic Minister at Mercy Hospital and St. Louis Church. She was an avid sports enthusiast following Notre Dame and Louisville sports; she loved her flowers; but the love of her life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by husband, Paul “PJ”; 2 brothers and 1 sister. 

Shirley is survived by her children, Deborah (Kelley) McKinney, Sharon Milnes, Mark (Ann) Bresson, Michele (Jeff) Mongiardo; 10 grandchildren Robert, Christopher, Bryan, Stephanie, Allen, Rachel, Tricia, Steven, Nicole and Julie; brother, Leroy (Ann) Haidet; sister Theresa Gecina; along with 24 great-grandchildren

The family will receive visitors Sunday, August 15th, from 1-4 p.m. at Paquelet Falk Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, August 16th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church, with Fr. Robert Miller Officiating. Condolences and special memories of Shirley can be shared with the family online at www.paqueletfalk.com. 

(Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home & Crematory, 330-875-2811, Serving Ohio Families Since 1867)

article imageRobert Gerald Armstrong
Aug 4, 2021

ROBERT GERALD ARMSTRONG, 88 of Shreve passed away at his home Monday, August 2, 2021.

Gerald was born August 4, 1932 in Holmes Co. to the late Kenneth and Elizabeth (Phillips) Armstrong. He married Mary Lynn Leedy in 1951 and she preceded him August 8, 2016.

He was a graduate of Shreve High School, received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture from The Ohio State University in 1954 and his DVM from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He practiced veterinary medicine in Louisville from 1958 until his retirement. He was a long-time member of the Louisville Rotary Club and he and his wife were highly involved in the foreign exchange student program for many years. He was a member of the Shreve Presbyterian Church. 

Being an OSU alumnus, he was an avid Buckeye’s fan, maintaining season tickets for years. Gerald was also a member of the President Club. He enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians. Mary Lynn and Gerald supported their grandchildren in all of their activities and would drive across the state to watch them play; they were their biggest cheerleaders. 

After retirement, he and Mary Lynn moved back to the family farm that he loved, he lived there longer than anywhere else during his life. Also in retirement, they would winter in Ft. Myers, FL for over 30 years. 

Surviving him are a son Roger (Carol) Armstrong of Bonita Springs, FL and daughter, Lynn Ann (Jon) Stokey of Defiance; grandchildren, Ryan (Lori) Armstrong of Louisville, Brandon (Stephanie) Stokey of Maumee, Julie (Aaron Wyse) Stokey of Defiance, Phillip (Alyson) Stokey of Maumee; greatgrandchildren, Olivia Lynn Armstrong, Tyler Grant Armstrong, Ethan Robert Armstrong, Augustus Gerald Stokey, and Leedy Lynn Stokey; brother, Richard “Pete” Armstrong of Wooster; and a sister Donna Wachtel of Millersburg.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son Richard Gregg Armstrong; brother, Kenneth Lemoyne Armstrong; and a sister, Dorothy Spurlock. 

Funeral services will be Saturday, August 7 at 2:00 p.m. at Schlabach Funeral Home with Rev. Christopher P. Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 12:00 (noon) until time of service at 2:00 p.m.

The family requests masks and social distancing to ensure everyone’s safety. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Shreve Presbyterian Church, PO Box 587, Shreve, OH 44676.

Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.schlabachfh.com.

article imageJerry Goebel
Jul 23, 2021

JEROME W. GOEBEL - JERRY to all he knew, Age 77 of Louisville, OH Went home to be with the LORD July 20, 2021, at Mercy Medical Center with family at his side. Born December 16, 1943, to Ray L and Blanche (Schumacher) Goebel. Jerry attended St. Louis School in Louisville and graduated from Central Catholic High School in Canton, in 1961. He was in the 2nd ever graduating class of Walsh College in 1965 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. 

Survived by sons Bill & Tracy Goebel of Rittman, John (Louie) Goebel of FL, Mark Goebel & Sheri Lewis of Sarasota FL, brother Rick Goebel of Plant City FL, and grandchildren Alex, Eliza, Evan and Evianna. 

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Cheryl A. (Ludwig) Goebel. 

Jerry managed TNT Television in Louisville for 62 years, meeting and serving many loyal customers and making lifelong friends. 

Jerry enjoyed coaching his sons’ baseball teams often “Jumping 5 feet in the air” when one got a hit or made a play. 

A lifelong athlete and sportsman, Jerry enjoyed golf, winning the Stark County Amateur Championship twice, OHIO SCRAMBLE twice and maintaining a 2 handicap at his favorite Alliance Country Club. Jerry enjoyed rabbit and pheasant hunting with brother Jim Goebel of Columbus OH (Deceased) and Deer hunting with gun and bow in Ohio, West Virginia and Pensylvania, taking over 100 deer in his lifetime. He also enjoyed Walleye and Perch fishing for many years on his boat “Call Somebody.” Always active, he would rather do than watch and was determined to excel at everything he did. He lived life at 100 miles an hour but stopped to smell the roses. 

Later in life, he enjoyed attending all his grandchildren’s school plays, sporting events, graduations and birthdays. Always early, with a smile and a cheer. He took special pride in teaching them to fish at his favorite spot, Bernardo’s Pond. 

Lovingly dubbed “The Mayor of Rainbow Drive” when he resided there, he loved to smile and greet his many neighbors from his front porch. Always interested in their safety and happiness, offering his trademark thumbs up. 

A Christian Mass will be be held at St. Louis Church 300 N. Chapel Louisville on Wednesday, July 28, at 11:00 with Interment at St. Louis Cemetery immediately following. Instead of traditional calling hours, a celebration of his fantastic life and times will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Louisville Eagles Club. An open Mic will be offered for all his family, friends, neighbors and customers to tell their favorite “Jerry Story” as we all know, there are many. 

The family wishes to give a special THANK YOU to Mercy Hospice and Carlene, Scott, Christin and Chaplain Steve who have been so kind in Jerry’s final days. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to: Mercy Hospice, 4369 Whipple Ave NW, Canton, OH 44718 or Louisville Eagles Club.

article imageCaroline M. (Kraft) Hann
Jul 21, 2021

CAROLINE M. (KRAFT) HANN, age 88, of Louisville, OH went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.  She was born to the late Harold and Ada Mae Kraft on May 1, 1933 in Massillon, Ohio.  She was a 1951 graduate of Washington High School in Massillon.  She met and married the love of her life, Frank C. Hann, in 1953.  From then on, they were inseparable. They did everything together including raising 4 children. Caroline was compassionate and kind to everyone she met and loved having all her children and grandchildren to her home. She loved playing the piano and had the most beautiful alto voice singing in her church choir. At the age of 40, she returned to college and pursued her life-long dream of being an LPN. She carried her bible in the pocket of her nurse’s uniform and shared Jesus with her patients where she worked and eventually retired from Timken Mercy Hospital. She loved the Cleveland Indians and her Massillon Tigers, but mostly loved the Lord.  She is now singing with the angels in heaven.

Caroline was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of Gideons Int.

Caroline leaves behind her husband and best friend of 68 years, Frank. Three children David (Dee) Hann of Martinsville, VA, Linda (Jim) Silver of Wooster, Julie (Russ) Hoff of Valdosta, GA., daughter-in-law Carol Hann of North Canton, 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her son, Stephen, siblings Mary Alice Rupard, Charlotte Brown and Harold Kraft Jr.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor Mike Grant officiating. Calling hours will be 12-1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Caroline will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Canton, OH. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Christ United Methodist Church in Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageDiane L. Clark
Jul 19, 2021

DIANE L. CLARK, age 65, of Louisville, OH, passed away unexpectedly with her significant other, Charles Neff and her brother, David Miller, on Thursday, July 15, 2021. She was born in Canton, OH June 17, 1956 to the late Harland and Lois Jean (McEowen) Miller. Diane was a self-employed CPA and a partner in Uptown Joe Coffee Shop. She also participated in the Louisville Rotary Flag Project. Diane truly cared about everyone in the community, she was like a mother to all. Diane enjoyed talking and laughing with everyone she came across.

Diane is survived by a daughter, Christi (Rich) Sinchak; two sons, Greg (Elaine) Clark and Kenny Clark and his fiancée Valerie Myers; a sister Deb (Jim) Swallen; two brothers, Don (Lori) Miller and Doug (Donna) Miller. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Christian (Alex) Clark, Emily Clark, Presley Clark, Sadie Sinchak and Drew Sinchak; three great-grandchildren, Avery, Poppy and Cooper Clark; her aunt, Martha Bell and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Paradise United Church of Christ in Louisville with Rev. Dr. David Anderson officiating. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stark County Humane Society, 5100 Peach St., Louisville, OH 44641. On line condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier – Israel Funeral Home, 330 875-1414)

article imageDavid L. Miller
Jul 19, 2021

DAVID L. MILLER, age 71, of Louisville, OH, passed away unexpectedly, with his sister, Diane Clark and his friend, Charles Neff on Thursday July 15, 2021. He was born in Canton, Ohio on July 20, 1949 to the late Harland and Lois Jean (McEowen) Miller. Dave was an Army Veteran, serving in Vietnam, and he was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the Louisville Post of the American Legion and the Lake P’na Sportsmen Club. He participated in the Louisville Rotary Flag Project.

Besides his parents, David was preceded in death by his wife, Teresa. He is survived by a sister, Deb (Jim) Swallen; two brothers, Don (Lori) Miller and Doug (Donna) Miller; aunt, Martha Bell and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Paradise United Church of Christ in Louisville with Rev. Dr. David Anderson officiating. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church. David will be laid to rest, with military honors, in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to Paradise United Church of Christ,619 E. Main St, Louisville, OH 44641. On line condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageCharles (Chuck) Edward Neff
Jul 19, 2021

CHARLES (CHUCK) EDWARD NEFF born September 4th, 1954 in Louisville, OH passed away unexpectedly at the age of 66 on July 15th, 2021. He was called home to The Lord alongside his significant other Diane Clark and close friend David Miller, brother of Diane. He is preceded in death by his father Gayland Neff and Brother Larry Neff as well as many other extended family members.  He is survived by his mother Eleanor (Bishop) Neff; his children; Jodi (Scott) Fischer, Douglas (Erin) Neff, Carrie (Joshua) Riel, Courtney (Russell) Wurzbach and grandchildren Jasmine, Kylee, and Nathan Fischer; Madeline, Lucas, Emma and Owen Neff; Wyatt, Evan and Joscelyn Riel; Fynleigh and Norah Wurzbach. He is also survived by his siblings; Patricia (Neff) Hyatt, Gail (Gary) Evans, Robert (Charlotte) Neff, Dan (Kay) Neff, Julie (Joseph) Teppert, Tom (Jodi) Neff, Mike (Debra) Neff, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, the outdoors, and making memories with his family as well as attending races with his good friend Frank Neff.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Paradise United Church of Christ in Louisville, with Rev. Dan Deem officiating. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Chuck will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Nimishillen Township Fire Department 4422 Maplegrove Ave, Louisville, Ohio 44641. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageKyle Dougherty (Doc)
Jul 19, 2021

With deepest sorrow we announce that KYLE DOUGHERTY (DOC) age 35 (8-30-1985) our most beloved son, brother, uncle, fiancé, family member and friend died tragically Thursday 7-15-2021.

Those who knew Kyle even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives. Kyle will be missed everyday by his parents Jerry and Pam Dougherty, sister and brother-in-law Jera and Charlie Brackman and his Niece, Quinn Brackman. His grandmother Wanda Changet, his special grandparents Don and Joan Ferrell. His beloved fiancé Tracy Wiery and her children, Luke, Chelsea and Reese.

Kyle loved his fur buddy Marvin and his rescue cat Obie and many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends.

We know Kyle is now with his grandparents Chick and Joyce Dougherty and Papa Joe Changet.

Kyle was a 2004 Louisville High School graduate and attended Walsh and Malone University. He was currently employed by Ameriseal.

Kyle enjoyed many sports especially golf.

He touched so many lives with his infectious smile and loving heart, so continue to smile today and every day in memory of Kyle.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Louisville Christian Church, 1800 South Chapel St, Louisville, OH with Pastor Rick Brown officiating. Calling hours will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday evening at the church. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

Gerald Eugene Schulz
Jul 16, 2021

GERALD EUGENE SCHULTZ, age 74, of Louisville, Ohio, passed away Wednesday July 14, 2021. He was born in Canton, Ohio on September 19, 1946 to the late Emmens and Thelma (Springer) Schulz. Gerald was a graduate of Louisville High School and was a retired farmer. He was known as the Cookie Man at the Hartville and Rogers Flee markets.

Gerald is survived by three sisters, Barbara Kopatz, Marilyn (Frank) Warnock and Lois Grosenbaugh.

A memorial service will be 11am Monday at Stier – Israel Funeral Homein Louisville with Pastor Mike Grant officiating. Calling hours will be from 10 till 11am Monday at the funeral home. On line condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier – Israel Funeral Home, 330 875-1414)

article imageVeronica and Mark Shilling
Jul 13, 2021

VERONICA and, son, MARK SCHILLIG will have a Mass of Christian burial on Thursday, July 27th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Mary Church: 8900 Columbus Rd. NE, Louisville, Ohio 44641. To view full obituaries and share condolences with the family, please visit www.paqueletfalk.com.

(Paquelet Funeral Home, 330-875-2811)

article imageWayne C. Meadows
Jul 8, 2021

WAYNE C. MEADOWS, age 91, of Louisville, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2021. He was born in Fairhope, Ohio on October 26, 1929 to the late Calvin and Ina (Prosser) Meadows. 

Survived by his loving wife of 71 years Jane Ann (Marks) and 3 sons Rodney (Susie), Bob (Lori), Keith (Lynda), and 4 grandchildren, Amanda, Jaclyn, Nicholas and Mark.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Thelma McAndrew, and his brothers Raymond and Ralph Meadows.

He was a life-long Louisville resident, who presided as Mayor when Louisville progressed from a Village to a City in 1960. Wayne founded and operated Meadows Insurance Agency for nearly 50 years, retiring in 2004. He was a long-time member of the Louisville Lions Club and Paradise United Church of Christ. Wayne was honored as the Constitution Parade Marshall in 2010. He enjoyed camping and travel.

Calling hours will be 10am – Noon on Monday at Stier – Israel Funeral Home. Funeral service at Noon with Rev. Dr. David Anderson officiating at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Paradise United Church of Christ and Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier – Israel Funeral Home, 330 875-1414)

article imageTheodore J. Bendick
Jul 8, 2021

THEODORE J. BENDICK, age 82, of Louisville, OH passed away unexpectedly on Sunday July 4, 2021 in his home. He was born August 18, 1938 in Revloc, PA. Ted was a Marine Corp. Veteran and was retired from the Timken Company in 1990 after 35 years of service. Ted is survived by his wife of 59 years, Judith K. (Gardner) Bendick; a daughter, Diane Lambrou; a son, Michael (Jodi) Bendick; and two grandchildren, Kenneth O’Rell III and Bryce Bendick. He was preceded in death by his father, John Bendick, his mother, Almeda Duffey and a brother, Jack Bendick. 

Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor Rick Brown officiating. Calling hours will be 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday morning at the funeral home. Theodore and his wife, who passed away on July 7, will be laid to rest in Forrest Hill Cemetery, Canton, OH. 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageJudith K. Bendick
Jul 8, 2021

JUDITH K. BENDICK, age 81, of Louisville, OH passed away in her home on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. She was born November 13, 1939 in Canton, OH. She was an RN and worked as a nursing home administrator for many years.  Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Rosemond Gardner; her husband, Theodore Bendick on July 4, 2021; and a brother, George Gardner. She is survived by a daughter, Diane Lambrou; a son, Michael (Jodi) Bendick; sister, Rosemond (Harold) Blakelock; brother, Thomas (Marjorie) Gardner II; two grandchildren, Kenneth O’Rell III and Bryce Bendick.

Funeral services will 12:30 p.m. Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor Rick Brown officiating. Calling hours will be 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday morning at the funeral home. Judy will be laid with her husband, who passed away July 4, 2021, in Forrest Hill Cemetery, Canton, OH. 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageKaren Elizabeth (Ossler) Bush “Pinky”
Jul 6, 2021

KAREN ELIZABETH (OSSLER) BUSH “PINKY”, age 53, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2021 and is currently fishing in Heaven as she is reunited with those who went before her. She was born August 6, 1967. She is survived by her broken-hearted family including her mother, Jean Ossler, daughters Andrea Elizabeth Menegay and Sierra Alexis Bush, sons Justin Donavan Bush and Tanner Franklin Bowers, daughters-in-law Gabrielle Dawn Bates and Madi Krug, grandchildren Chloe Elizabeth, Kolton Mackenzy Jr., Thomas Eugene Elmer, and Mackenzy Mae Jean, brothers Keith (Nina) Ossler, Kenneth Ossler, and Kraig (Linette) Ossler, life long friend Ron Bush, special friend Bill Long, nieces, nephews, friends, and other extended family. She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Ossler, and recently by her son Kolton Mackenzy “Tater” Bush. 

Karen’s favorite hobby was fishing. Her special place of peace and solitude was Woodland Lake in Homeworth. She also enjoyed photography, campfires, and anything that was “Pink”. She also had the special ability to find four leaf clovers. She raised Siamese cats and was very fond of her fur-babies. A joint Memorial Service took place for Karen and her son Kolton on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Noon at the Middle Sandy Presbyterian Church in Homeworth. Friends and family may share their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Dean’s Funeral Home,  Sebring, Ohio.

(Dean’s Funeral Home, 330-938-2744)

article imageBetty L. Marks
Jul 6, 2021

BETTY L. MARKS, age 84, of Louisville, OH, passed away Friday, March 5, 2021. She was born July 17, 1936 in Kinport, PA to the late Lawrence and Phyllis Shankle. She was retired from Canton Mallable. Betty is survived by her daughter, Robin (Robert) Harwig, her son, Robert “Bob” Marks; 2 sisters, Debbie (Richard) Holland, Linda Robinson; 3 brothers, Ronald, Allen (Lois) and Leonard (Val) Shankle; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Donald and Gene Shankle and 4 sisters, Olive Venable, Ida Jones, Bertha Kerr and Elsie Mae Sherwin.

A memorial service was held Sunday, July 4, 2021. 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home   330-875-1414)

article imageArlene L. Brown
Jun 29, 2021

ARLENE L. BROWN, age 68, of Louisville, Ohio, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021. She was born in Canton, Ohio on April 6, 1953 to the late Forest and Kathryn (Hinton) Lautzenheiser.

Arlene was a former employee of First Federal Savings in Louisville. She was a member of Peace United Methodist Church and Nimishillen Grange.

Arlene is survived by her husband Dennis; three daughters, Kathy Brown, Kim (Travis) Miller and Kristine Brown; sister, Jane Barr; brothers, Gene (Char) Lautzenheiser and Don (Teri) Lautzenheiser; two grandchildren, Tayden and Kamdyn Miller.

Funeral services will be 12 noon Friday at Peace United Methodist Church in Louisville with Pastor Douglas Beggs officiating. Calling hours will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Stier – Israel Funeral Home and 1 hour before services at the church on Friday. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Garden.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church.  On line condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier – Israel Funeral Home, 330 875-1414)

article imageGary L. Burgett
Jun 28, 2021

GARY L. BURGETT, age 81, of Louisville, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, June 27, 2021.

He was born in Canton, on July 24, 1939, to the late Kenneth and Martha Burgett.  He grew up on the family farm in Salineville, Ohio. Gary graduated from Irondale High School in 1957 and Muskingum College in 1961. He married his high school sweetheart Dana (Williamson) on June 11, 1961, and they recently celebrated 60 years of marriage.

Gary’s career began at Conotton Valley High School where he taught math, coached basketball, and served as the high school’s principal. Later he became an area coordinator for the Ohio Department of Education, retiring with over 40 years of service. Gary enjoyed the time he spent with people he met through his work at the many school districts in Northeast Ohio, especially his co-workers Herb and Paula. Gary was a 40+ year member of the Masonic Lodge #348 in Salineville.

Louisville became his family’s home in 1969, where they raised two daughters, Terri and Beth. Gary enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and anything having to do with being outdoors. He loved attending and watching sports, especially when his grandchildren, great nieces, and great nephews were participating. Gary was a wonderful son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. Gary never met a stranger, and he will be dearly missed by all of those who crossed his path.

Gary is survived by his wife Dana; daughters, Terri (Daryl) Moran and Beth (Larry) Bates; grandchildren: Alyssa (Jarrod) Dawson, Jarrod Moran, Alexa (Noah) Allison, and Alivia Bates; brothers, Keith (Judy) Burgett, Bruce Burgett, and Wesley (Mary) Burgett; brothers in law Ronnie (Patty) Williamson and Bill (Hazel) Williamson; sister-in-law Carol Boker, many nieces and nephews, and their children.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville, Ohio with Rev. Dr. David Anderson officiating.  Calling hours will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Masonic Services following at 8pm.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Aultman Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com.

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageCarol Price Barden
Jun 15, 2021

CAROL PRICE BARDEN, age 69 of Kimbolton, Ohio went home to be with her Lord on June 14, 2021. She was born on March 25, 1952 in Binghamton, New York. She is survived by her mother Peggy Price, daughter Danielle Hardy, son-in-law James Kovach, granddaughter Sidney Gadd, grandson William Gadd, nieces Heather Kovach Torres and Andrea Kovach, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends and ones at Trinity Baptist Church. Carol was preceded in death by her father G. Wayne Price, her husband Stephen Michael Barden, sisters Shelley Price Kovach, Kay Price Sinclair, and brothers Todd, Andrew, and Adam Price. Carol was blessed by many talents, a skilled horse trainer and rider, artist, sewing, quilting and singing. Because she loved and trusted Jesus Christ as her savior, she lives now in his presence. John 11: 25-26. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place with no services at this time. On-line condolences can be sent to the family at www.bundy-lawfuneralhome.com.

(Bundy-Law Funeral Home, 740-432-5705)

article imageKathlyn C. Greene
Jun 4, 2021

KATHLYN C. GREENE, age 80, of Louisville, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in her home. She was the daughter. Of the late Arthur D and Mary A. Smith of Louisville, Oh. She is survived by her husband Robert E Greene, a brother, Arthur (Pam) Smith; four daughters, Corrine (Gregory) Hansen, Mary (Brad) Koah, Suzanne (Chuck) Elliott, Melissa (Mark) Bishop; four sons, Thomas Gill, Michael (Angela) Gill, Jeff (Linda) Ramser, Daniel Ramser; and 13 grandchildren. There will be no calling hours or funeral services per Kathlyn's wishes. She will be laid to rest, beside her parents, in Bethlehem Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

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