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Obituaries added prior to the transition to our new website in April 2014 are included below.


  Obituaries

Robert  Allen  Snedeker

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  Robert Allen Snedeker, age 69 of Dover, died at 11:07 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2014 in Amberwood Manor Nursing Home, New Philadelphia, Ohio.

  Born in Freeport, Ohio on July 16, 1944, he was a son of the late John William Snedeker and Dorothy Lee Barrett Snedeker.

  He was a 1965 graduate of Uhrichsville High School. He was a US Army Veteran where he was a train engineer, serving from 1961 to 1964. He was employed by Tusco Glass in Dover until they closed, then he worked for Glazier Union of Stark County till he became disabled in 1990. He loved to play Solitaire on his computer and have coffee with friends.

  Surviving are two daughters: Wendy Preston of Midvale and Sheri (Jeremy) Farmer of Moraine; three grandsons: Ethan Preston, Adam Preston, and Arrin Preston; two brothers: Larry Snedeker of Uhrichsville and Paul (Linda) Snedeker of Arizona; four sisters: Jean Bardall of Strasburg, Dorothy (Bill) Gray of Hillard, Linda (Terry) Scott of Uhrichsville, and Donna Brick of Strasburg; several nieces and nephews., and special friends the Van Meter.

  Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014 in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S. High Street, Freeport with Pastor Jim McConnell officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport. Visitation will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, February 19 from 5 to 8 p.m.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Tuscarawas County or Tuscarawas County Humane Society.

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Maurice Elvin "Moe" Tedrick, Sr.

  Maurice Elvin “Moe” Tedrick, Sr. age 76, of Freeport and formerly of Mesa, Arizona, died at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in Beacon Pointe Rehab Center, Uhrichsville, Ohio.

  Born May 23, 1937 in Londonderry Township, Guernsey County, Ohio, he was a son of the late James Derword Tedrick and Grace Elizabeth Smith Tedrick.

  Moe was a 1955 graduate of Freeport High School and played basketball during his high school years.

  He retired as a security guard in Arizona in 2009. He had also worked as a typesetter and pressman at The Freeport Press, the Cambridge Jeffersonian, and the The Times-Reporter of New Philadelphia and had sold real estate for Century 21 in Columbus and Avatar in Florida. Over the years he also drove truck for Ferrell Trucking in Uhrichsville and Nattress Trucking in Freeport.

  He was a member of the Freeport Presbyterian Church, and a former member of the Freeport Volunteer Fire Department. He served Freeport as the town constable for several years. While living in Arizona he took ball room and line dance lessons. He really enjoyed Country Western music and line dancing.

  Surviving are four children: Debbie Taylor of Uhrichsville, Linda (Neil) Gargiulo of Mesa, Arizona, Gladys (Roger) Dunlap of Freeport, and Maurice “Butch” Tedrick, Jr. of Mt. Vernon;  nine grandchildren: Amy McKim, Chris (Lisl) Rogers, Lori (Tim) Hodge, Angie (Todd) Armstrong, Ashley (Brad Bertubin) Dunlap, Adam (Jessica Bishop) Dunlap, Alycia (Cody) Wyatt, Trey Tedrick, and Morgan Tedrick; and fourteen great-grandchildren: Wyatt McKim, Taylor McKim, Hunter McKim, Caden Rogers, Addison Rogers, Colton Rogers, Aaron Morse, Christina Morse, Gracie Dunlap, Todd Armstrong, Tucker Armstrong, Emmett Armstrong, Trevor Wyatt, and Bella Bertubin; his former wife, mother of his children, and special friend, Gerry Waldron of Uhrichsville and a special little guy, Carter Himes.

  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Randy Tedrick on June 29, 1981 and a brother, William “Bill” Tedrick.

  Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2014 in Koch Funeral Home, 216 South High Street, Freeport with Pastor Jim McConnell officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport. Visitation will be held in the funeral home on Sunday, February 16 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the Freeport Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be made on the funeral home’s website.

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Herbert Steven "Steve" Miles

  Herbert Steven “Steve” Miles, age 64, of Freeport passed away unexpectedly Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Twin City Hospital in Dennison.

  Born in Birch River, WV, on November 10, 1949, he was a son of the late Herbert A. and Ethel M. (Brown) Miles.

  After moving to Ohio, he spent much of his career in the oil drilling business as Vice President of Mid-Atlantic Oil and President of Miles Drilling. For the past twenty years he was owner, manager, and a fixture at The Raider Family Restaurant in Freeport. He loved the restaurant business, owning as many as three restaurants at one time. He was loved by his family, staff, customers, and countless friends.

  Steve was a member of the Quaker City #500 Masonic Lodge and the Freeport #415 Masonic Lodge.

  Steve is survived by his wife of 39 years, M. Joy (Poulson) Miles. They were married March 23, 1974. Also surviving are a son, Marcas L. Miles of Uniontown; a daughter, Rita L. (James) Heath of Warsaw, five grandchildren: Mason, Bryce, Abi, Nathan, and Jacob; a brother F. Jay Miles of Brunswick, a sister Carolyn Seagraves of Wooster; and his mother-in-law Lois Poulson of Tippecanoe.

  He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Steven Lucas Miles.

  Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in Deersville United Methodist Church with Pastor Luann Youngman officiating. Burial will follow in Patterson Union Cemetery, Deersville. Visitation will be held in Deersville United Methodist Church Tuesday, January 21 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. 


Raymond M. Coblentz

  Raymond M. Coblentz, age 86, of 71298 Grapevine Road, Freeport (Antrim) died at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014 in his home.

  He was born in Hartville, Stark County, Ohio on November 27, 1927. He was a son of the late Menno J. Coblentz and Mary M. Troyer Coblentz.

  He was a farmer and enjoyed hunting and traveling. He was a member of the Antrim Mennonite Church.

  His wife, Mary N. Schrock Coblentz, died October 1, 2009. They were married March 13, 1947.

  Surviving are a daughter: Kathryn Miller of Stark City, Missouri; two sons: Norman (Dorothy) Coblentz of Quaker City, Ohio and Don (Lorene) Coblentz of Freeport, Ohio; five brothers: Emmanuel Coblentz of Sugarcreek, Ohio, Jonas Coblentz of Conneatville, Pennsylvania, Henry Coblentz of Fredericktown, Ohio, Eli Coblentz of Bryant, Indiana, and Wallace Coblentz of Unionville, Missouri; four sisters: Nancy Coblentz of Belize City, Belize, Central America, Anna Schwartz of Berne, Indiana, Amanda Raber of Romania (Antrim), and Esther Ranalli of North Canton, Ohio; twenty-four grandchildren: Jonathon (Edna) Miller, Elizabeth (Wilford) Hochstedler, Jason (Anna) Miller, Emily (Stanley) Schrock, Jeremy (Susan) Miller, Justin (Michele) Miller, Jared (Jen) Miller, Jerick Miller, Lyndon (Lilly) Coblentz, Rhoda (Ananias) Hershberger, Philip Coblentz, Juanita (Paul) Yoder, Brenda (Nate) Robbinns, Melissa Coblentz, Regina Coblentz, Randall Coblentz, Angela Coblentz, Katrina Coblentz, Julia Coblentz, Tristan Coblentz, Landon Coblentz, Shawna Coblentz, Trenton Coblentz, and LeAnna Coblentz; thirty great-grandchildren: Ashley, Shana, Pamela, Thomas, Stacy, Lane, Forrest, Wyett, Brooke, Brock, Kari, Cadence, Grant, Katelyn, Kyle, Connor, Cade, Jordan, Tyler, Logan, Marcail, Blaine, Amy, Kobe, Karson, Ian, Alexis, Kendall, and Scarlett.

  In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Menno Coblentz and Daniel Coblentz; a sister, Mary Yoder; and a son-in-law, Enos Miller.

  Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 16, 2014 in the Antrim Mennonite Church, 20360 Cadiz Road, Freeport with Jason Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held in the church on Tuesday, January 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, January 15, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

  Koch Funeral Home, 216 South High Street, Freeport, was entrusted with the arrangements.   

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Bertha Mae Phipps

  2013_30_Bertha_Phipps  Bertha Mae Phipps, age 96, of Fisher Road, Freeport, died peacefully at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, December 08, 2013 surrounded by family at her daughter’s home in Sugarcreek, Ohio where she had resided the last several years.

  Born September 1, 1917 in Tippecanoe, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Harry Sumner Carruthers and Lucy Jane Willison Carruthers.

  Bertha became a member of the Freeport United Methodist Church in 1942. Bertha moved to Sugarcreek from Fisher Road, Freeport in 2000.

  Her husband, Frank K. (Bill) Phipps died June 28, 1989. They were married November 14, 1935.

  Surviving are a son and a daughter: Jerry (Joanna) Phipps of Bridgeport and Judy (Bob) Werker of Sugarcreek; a sister, Arlene Owens of Orlando, Florida; ten grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

  In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Betty; three brothers:  Raymond Carruthers, John Carruthers, James Carruthers and Robert Carruthers; and four sisters:  Laura Gier, Alice Moran, Dorothy Maurer, and Mary Anderson.

  Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2013 in Koch Funeral Home, Freeport with Pastor Dave Koch officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service in the funeral home.

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Lawrence Joseph Kalman

  Lawrence Joseph Kalman, age 45 of 5042 House Avenue, Cleveland died unexpectedly in Cleveland Metro Hospital on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

  Born in Berea, Ohio on May 3, 1968, he was a son of Geraldine Ann Martin Kalman of Freeport and the late Anthony John Kalman.

  He attended Lakeland High School, worked as a farmer, was a Catholic by faith. He liked to hunt and fish. He became disabled in 1999.

  His wife, Darlene Kay Munson Kalman, survives. They were married October 14, 2008. Also surviving are a step-son, Robert Wolfe of West Virginia; three step-daughters: Holly Newby of New Mexico, Bobbie Jo Smith of Lascruses, New Mexico, and Jennifer Renea Wolfe of Phoenix, Arizona; four brothers: Anthony Kalman, Jr. of Freeport, e4  0.nneth Kalman of Cadiz, Donald Kalman of Freeport, and Steven Kalman of Quaker City; four sisters: Evon Kalman of West Virginia, Elizabeth Fassnacht of Grafton, Margaret White of Cadiz, and Stephanie Fay of North Benton; and nine step-grandchildren.

  Private visitation will be held for the family. Services and burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2013 in Greenmont Union Cemetery with Pastor Dave Koch officiating.

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Teddy Joe Ickes

 Teddy Joe Ickes, age 61, of 74091 Birmingham Road, Kimbolton died at 7:18 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2013 in his home following a brief battle with cancer.

  Ted was born in Caldwell, Noble County on February 27, 1952. He was a son of the late Joseph Frederick Ickes and Kathlyn Faye Gregg.

  He was a 1971 graduate of Shenandoah High School. He was employed by Parkway Products in Cambridge until his disability in 2005.

  He loved to fish and hunt, especially deer. He loved his grandchildren and spending time with his family. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of West Union.

  Surviving is his wife of 34 years, Kay Ellen Wilson Ickes. They were married February 24, 1979. Also surviving are a son, Jamie (Jess) Ickes of Moundsville, West Virginia; two daughters: Nicole Renee Ickes of Cambridge and Shelly Katherine Ickes of the home; eight grandchildren: Americus, Paige, Olivia, Eyan, Ashton, Sarai, Cheyenne, and Sadie; and a sister, Kathy (Garland) Harper of Pleasant City.

  He was preceded in death by a son: Jason Ickes in 2009; and three sisters: Rosemarie Fish, Connie Hill, and Faye Hill.

  Visitation will be from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 13 and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the Birmingham United Methodist Church. Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday in the church with Pastor Beth Mansperger officiating. 

  Following Ted’s wishes his body will be cremated and his ashes scattered by his family at a later date. 


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Robert Earl Wheeler, Sr.

 Age 77, of 309 E. Main Street, Holloway died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2013 in Park Health Center, St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio.  He was born in Belmont County in May 26, 1936. He was a son of the late Robert Forest Dwight Wheeler and Lucinda Ella Wheeler Barton.

Robert was a 1954 graduate of Holloway High School. He then joined the US Marine Corp, serving his country for eight years, being honorably discharged in 1962. He was employed by Cravat Coal Company, Holloway as a heavy equipment operator until he was injured at work in 1974.  He attended the Holloway United Methodist Church.

His wife, Betty Lou Groves Wheeler died June 10, 2003. They were married August 13, 1955.  In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by two sisters, Darlene Luthy and Rebecca Wheeler and a brother, Gary Wheeler.

Surviving are two sons and three daughters: Ron Wheeler of Florida, Bob Wheeler, Jr. of Cambridge, Betty Ann Luyster of Mt. Pleasant, Diana Sterms of Bridgeport, and Debi Alvis of Virginia Beach, Virginia; twelve grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two brothers and four sisters.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2013 at Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High Street, Freeport where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013 with Pastor Dave Koch officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport.

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Ralph Nelson McCoy

  Ralph Nelson McCoy, age 87 of 33051 High Street, Piedmont died at 12:50 a.m. Monday, September 30, 2013 in Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz, Ohio. Born July 14, 1926 in Harrison County, Ohio, he was a son of the late Ralph Maxon McCoy and Bessie Louise Nelson McCoy.

 Nelson attended New Athens School and was employed by Able Coal on Route 9 between New Athens and Cadiz for several years. He then worked for the Harrison County Highway Department retiring in 1991.

 Nelson was a member of the Piedmont United Methodist Church and a sixty-year plus member of the Moorefield Township Volunteer Fire Department. He also belonged to the Harrison County Firemen Association.

 His wife, Shirley Belle McCoy, died May 21, 2006. They were married on September 29, 1957 in Fairfield.

  Surviving are a sister, Mary Edna Kidd of Flushing, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

  A Firemen Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2013 in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High Street, Freeport. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, also in the funeral home. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 3, in Piedmont United Methodist Church with Pastor Jon Little officiating. Burial will follow in Moorefield Cemetery, Moorefield Township, Ohio.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Piedmont United Methodist Church, the Moorefield Township Volunteer Fire Department or the Judy Vincenzo Foundation.

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William Harvey Myer

2013_25_Myer_William William Harvey Myer, age 79, of 39650 Hanover Ridge Road, Scio died Sunday, September 22, 2013 in Beacon Pointe Rehab Center, Uhrichsville, Ohio. He was born March 20, 1934, a son of the late William Joseph Myer and Mildred Virginia Weaver Myer.  William attended Scio High School. He left school to go to work at Scio Pottery and on the family dairy farm. He also worked for Bedway Coal Mine, Hensen Ford Dealership in Cadiz, and returned to work at Scio Pottery. He retired from Scio Pottery approximately ten years ago where he worked as a truck driver hauling bags of cement to the area coal mines. He was a lifetime member of the Handyman Club.

His wife, Betty Louise Denning Myer died September 9, 2009.  They were married in June of 1966. Also preceding him in death was a daughter, Amanda May Myer and a sister, Mildred Jane Cooper. Surviving are six children: William Alfred (Kathy) Myer of Uhrichsville, Michael David Myer of Springfield, Oregon, Connetta Ann Brownfield of Florida, Johnetta Jean (Bob) Harubin of Cadiz, Joseph James Myer of Empire, and Timothy Allen Myer of North Carolina; twelve grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; and the mother of four of his children, Connie Jean Cooper Smith.

  Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2013 in Koch Funeral Home, 101 East Main Street, Scio with visitation two hours prior to the service from 2 to 4. Burial will follow in Hanover Cemetery, Hanover. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Tuscarawas County.

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Mary Ann Riggs

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age 80, of Freeport died peacefully at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in Beacon Pointe Rehab Center.  Born August 16, 1933 in Conotton, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Daniel Martin Trushell and Anna Rosalie Grace Trushell.

  She was a 1952 graduate of Scio High School. She was employed by the Freeport Press in the typesetting department for numerous years and then took a position with Baker’s Foods as a cashier and produce manager in 1978. She worked for Baker’s for twenty-four years and retired as office manager in 2002.

  Mary Ann was a member of the Freeport Presbyterian Church, the former Presbyterian Missionary Circle, Lakeland Senior Citizens, the I Help You Club, and helped with the Blue Ribbon General 4-H Club. She was very active in the Ohio Rural Letter Carriers Auxiliary where she filled various offices. She enjoyed attending the National and State Conventions, traveling all over the United States.

  She married Edward Blair Riggs on June 11, 1952. Together they owned and operated a dairy farm on Dry Ridge Road until 1980. Blair died July 19, 1990.

  Surviving are two daughters: Patsy Ann (Wayne) Anderson of Freeport and Donna Kay (John) Koch of Freeport; five grandchildren: Jason (Kimberly) Anderson of Freeport, Ginger (Gary) Cyrus of Freeport, Jacob (Amanda) Koch of Cambridge, Angela (Todd) Smith of Uhrichsville, and Mitchell (Shannone) Koch of Freeport; nine great-grandchildren: Shaelyn Anderson, Tyson Anderson, Stetson Cyrus, Daisy Cyrus, Seth Koch, Audra Koch, Alexis Smith, Lance Smith, and Cooper Koch; one great-granddaughter on the way; six sisters: Marie Case of Florida, Sara (George) Case of New Philadelphia, Elsie Chambers of Strasburg, Thelma DeWire of Canton, Sylvia (Harry) Albright of Conotton, and Freeda (Ken) Shultz of Canton; two brothers: Dan (Hazel) Trushell of Bowerston and Paul (Martha) Trushell of Scio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Kraus who died March 28, 2013.

  Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2013 in the Freeport Presbyterian Church with Pastor Jim McConnell and Pastor Dave Koch officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport. Visitation will be also be held in the Freeport Presbyterian Church on Thursday, September 12, from 4 to 8 p.m.


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Steven Lee Pipher

 

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Age 39, of Bowerston, Ohio died Saturday, August 10, 2013 at his home. He was born August 15, 1973 in Cambridge, Ohio and was a son of Shirley Jean Pipher Fair of Freeport.   

Steve attended Lakeland High School in Freeport, Ohio and Harrison Career Center in Cadiz, Ohio where he studied farm management. He was employed as a truck driver for Case Farms, and was formerly employed at TAW, Envirite, Berner Trucking, and Vance Trucking. Steve enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a fun loving person that loved to “kid around.” He enjoyed the time he spent with his family and friends.  

  Surviving in addition to his mother, is his wife: Audra Underwood Pipher; a daughter, Gloria Renee Pipher of Canton; a son, Jesse Lee Pipher of Freeport; half-brother, Benjamin Eugene Fair of Columbus; and a half-sister, Jennifer Marie (Kevin) Hall of Freeport, a grandmother, Mary Hatcher of Freeport, an uncle who was more like a brother, Wayne (Lisa) Pipher of Freeport, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Steve is preceded in death by his step-father, Scotty V. Fair, grandfather Emery Pipher, Step Grandparents Lawrence Hatcher and Robert and Xerxa Fair.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 17, 2013 in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High Street, Freeport with Penelope Clark officiating.   Burial will follow in Patterson Union Cemetery, Deersville, Ohio. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday, August 16, 2013, from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
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John Thomas Bragg

  John Thomas Bragg, age 71 of 321 Elm Street, Coshocton, formerly of Holloway died at 2:25 a.m. Friday, August 09, 2013 in Autumn Healthcare – ECF, Coshocton, Ohio.

  John was born January 26, 1942 in Holloway, Ohio.   He was a son of the late Theodore Bragg and Mary Wayble Bragg.

  He was a 1961 graduate of Union Local High School near Morristown. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the early 1960s.

  He retired in the early 1990s from Ansell Edwards where he was a press operator, then he went to work for Gradall in New Philadelphia for seven years as a heavy equipment inspector and mechanic.

  He was a member of the Coshocton Veterans of Foreign Wars. He loved Blue Grass music, camping, fishing, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Marie Shepherd Bragg. She died on November 25, 2011. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jim Bragg, in January of 2012.

  Surviving are two daughters: Shena (Eric) Wyler of Coshocton, and Tina Phillips of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and five-step children: Rodney Scott Giesey of Newark, Monte Giesey of Freeport, Larry (Jackie) Phillips of Cadiz, Rocky (Tammie) Phillips of Tippecanoe, Sharry (Gene) Adams of Tippecanoe; three siblings: Raymond (Dee) Bragg of Piedmont, Marilyn (Joe) Pelke of West Virginia, , Anita (Dwight) Fouts of New Philadelphia; sister-in-law, Bonnie Bragg of Quaker City; twenty-two grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren.

  Services will be held at the convenience of the family at New Life Ministries Church, 7th Street, Coshocton with Pastor Mark Granger officiating. Following John’s wishes his body was cremated.

  The family requested that memorial donations be made to the funeral home to help with final expenses.

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Richard Edward Kring

  Richard Edward Kring, Sr., age 69 of 242 East Main Street, Freeport died at 8:00 a.m. Sunday, August 04, 2013 in the Community Hospice House, New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

  Born in Charleston, South Carolina on December 14, 1943, he was a son of the late Melvin Everett Kring and Ida Celeste Mitchell Kring.

  Richard was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving our country during the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1965.

  He was a jack of all trades and his last job was in health services at Bay State Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts where he was an emergency room orderly for six years. He also loved to hunt and fish.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rebecca Gruic. S urviving are two sons: Larry Kring of Freeport and Richard Kring of Canton; eight siblings and numerous nieces and nephews.

  Following Richard’s wishes he was cremated. 


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David Furmanski

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Age 51, of San Diego, California peacefully passed away July 25, 2013 in San Diego. Born December 30, 1961 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, he was a son of Charlotte Furmanski of Freeport and the late Frank Cerillo.

  David graduated in 1980 from Lakeland High School. He then entered the United States Army on March 11, 1985 and was honorably released from active duty on March 10, 1989. David received the Army Achievement Medal 1st OLC, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, and Marksman Marksmanship Badge Rifle M-16.

  He lived in many different places including Germany, New Jersey, and Hawaii before settling in California, where he worked as a wire systems installer and a HVAC technician.

  David was a devout Christian and an active member of Horizon Christian Church in San Diego. His many interests included reading, model building, culinary, and structuring his life to include his walk with Christ daily. He will especially be remembered for his wit, charm, integrity, compassion, and dry sense of humor.

  Surviving in addition to his mother are his adopted father, William Furmanski; two brothers: Bruce Hill and Billy Furmanski; five sisters: Brenda Kirk, Charlotte (Penny) Villanueva, Vicki Furmanski, Susan Colosacco, and Doreen Houghtailing; nephews: Bruce, William Michael, Christopher, Michael, Anthony, Kyle, and Dustin; and nieces: Eugenia, Shaunezhia, Heather, and Jennifer.

  In addition to his father, David was preceded in death by two brothers: Glenn Hill and Rick Furmanski; and a nephew, Anthony Furmanski.

  A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Monday, August 12, 2013 in the Freeport United Methodist Church with Pastor Dave Koch officiating. Visitation will be held in the church for two hours before the service from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.


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John Sherrill Brindley


2013_John_Brindley Age 72, of 5621 Atkinson Creek Road, Tippecanoe, formerly of Akron died at 1:44 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.

  He was born April 21, 1941 in Cullman, Alabama to the late John Brindley and Rosalie Allbritten Brindley.

  John was a 1960 graduate of Fairview High School in Alabama. After graduation he started driving truck and retired from trucking in 2011. He was a member of the Englebeck Masonic Lodge #789 of Akron, a 32nd Degree Mason of the Wayfarer Lodge #0789 of Akron, and he attended Mt. Caramel United Methodist Church near Tippecanoe.

  His loving wife of 34 years, Martha Jane Hart Brindley survives. They were married October 7, 1978. Also surviving are four sons: Rondy (Denise) Brindley of Nashville, Ohio, John Timothy Brindley of New Philadelphia, Ohio, Thomas (Arlene) Brindley of Rockwood, Tennessee, James (Cubby) Brindley of the home; a daughter: Crystal Brindley of the home; two sisters: Anne Lloyd of Akron and Janice (Mark) Dippel of Clinton; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and lots of special friends.

  John always put God and family first. He loved his neighbors and friends and was always glad to help people. He never met a stranger. He was a truck driver all his life. He retired from D & S Distribution where he left many friends. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

  Following John’s wishes, his body has been cremated. 
  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2013 at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church with Pastor Paul Turner, Pastor Robert Webb, and Pastor Harold Grimes officiating. 

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Eva Jeane Kutie Hannahs

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  Eva Jeane Kutie Hannahs, age 81, of New Philadelphia formerly of Barnesville died at 1:20 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013 in Community Hospice House in New Philadelphia, Ohio following a period of declining health.

She was born in Fayetteville, West Virginia on March 22, 1932, a daughter of the late Stephen Louis Kutie and Mary Lillian Stillwell Kutie Hinds.

She was a 1950 graduate of Barnesville High School. She devoted her life to making a home for her family.   After her children were grown, she worked for the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation where she was a claim processor. She retired in 1997.

Surviving are four children: Carol (David) Gossett of Freeport, Robbie (Jeannine) Stephens of New Philadelphia, Randy (Lisa) Stephens of New Philadelphia, and Jackie (Ed) Scott of Fairpoint; a sister, Ellen (Ray) Purtiman of Holloway; step-dad, The Reverend Dalton Hinds of Freeport; fourteen grandchildren David (Marty), John, Jason (Omega), Elizabeth (Pat), Stephanie (Eric), Kim, Christopher (Tiffany), Michael (Lisa), Angela (Ray), Paul, Chase, Tanner, Amber (Brad), and Sloan (Erin); twenty great-grandchildren; and her beloved pets, Cricket and Leo.

  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Bettie Kutie Heade and Kathy Lynn Hinds; a brother, Robert Hinds; a daughter-in-law, Gale Stephens; and a granddaughter-in-law, Christi Gossett.

  Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 19 in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High St., Freeport with the Reverend Dalton Hinds officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport. Visitation will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, July 18 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice House of Tuscarawas County. 

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Vernon Hayes Rowe


 
Vernon Hayes Rowe, age 61, of 78720 Hamilton Ridge Road, Freeport, Ohio formerly of Barberton died at home on Friday, July 12, 2013.

  Born Logan, West Virginia on April 21, 1952, he was a son the late Edward Scott Rowe and Stella Opaline McNeely Rowe.

  He was a 1971 graduate of Wadsworth High School. He retired from PCM Company, Inc. of Wadsworth with a medical disability in 1986.

  He liked to go fishing.

  He is survived by his wife, Cathy Ann Rice Rowe. They were married August 30, 1997. Also surviving are a son: Vernon (Dawn) Rowe of Barberton; two daughters: Katie (Stewart) Stutzman of Marshallville, Ohio and Tracy (Dewey Messenger) Rowe of Key West, Florida; three brothers: Scotty (Barb) Rowe of Akron, Tommy (Sherry) Rowe of Wooster, and Jimmy (Sharon) Rowe of Wadsworth; two sisters: Diane (Gary) Smith of Wadsworth and Sherry (Oakie) Dinguss; and twelve grandchildren: Matthew Rowe, Austin Stutzman, Vernon Rowe, Sara Stutzman, Luke Lewis, Austin Rowe, Dylan Lewis, Emily Stutzman, Angel Messenger, Lillian Stutzman, Lachlan Stutzman, and Jade Messenger.

  Vernon was preceded in death by his parents, and first wife, Sara Lynn Bailey Rowe. They were married October 31, 1970. She died December 5, 1995. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Edward Rowe, and a daughter, Oshenia Lewis.

  Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High Street, Freeport, Ohio 43973 with Pastor Dave Koch leading a service of remembrance at 4:00 p.m. Vernon has requested his body be cremated following the service.

  Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association. 


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Jesse Edward Ketchem

Jesse Edward Ketchem, age 58, of 327 South High Street, Freeport, Ohio died at approximately 1:00 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2013 at home.

Born November 19, 1954 in Philippi, West Virginia; a son of Helen Louise Everson Ketchem of Freeport and the late Donald Neil Ketchem who died November 6, 1992.

He was a 1972 graduate of Lakeland High School. He was briefly employed in 1971 by George Basham of Tippecanoe laying blocks and then he became a full time employee of the Freeport Press where he was a pressman and plant foreman until he became medically disabled in 1996.

Jesse enjoyed talking on his CB radio where his handled was “Papermaker.” He also enjoyed buying and selling guns.

His wife, Dorothy Jane Toland Ketchem, survives. They were married July 16, 1988. Also surviving are a son, Josh Lee Ketchem of Freeport; a brother, Ray (Jodi) Ketchem of Freeport; a niece, Amanda (Michael) Huebner of Newcomerstown; and a nephew Neil (Rachel Ponzani) Ketchem of St. Clairsville; and three great-nephews: Michael, Mason, and Marcus Huebner and a great-niece, Mandy Huebner.

Following Jesse’s wishes, his body will be cremated and buried at a later date.


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Patricia M. Hamilton

Age 78, of Holloway died at 9:35 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013 in Cumberland Pointe Nursing Home, St. Clairsville, Ohio.

She was born in Holloway, Ohio December 5, 1934, a daughter of the late Maynard “Zeke” Rankin and Elsie Piper Rankin.

She was a 1952 graduate of Holloway High School.

She was the a past president of the Women’s Auxiliary of the East Richland Veterans of Foreign Wars and she liked to go bowling and socializing.

Her husband, Robert Wayne Hamilton, died in August 1, 1973.   They were married November 17, 1952.

Surviving are a daughter, Janell Jendrusik of Woodstock, Illinois; and three sons: Joe Hamilton of Freeport, Keith (Luann) Hamilton of Freeport, and Michael (Marcy) Hamilton of Pasedena, Maryland; eleven grandchildren: Zack, Sam, Lance, Kody, Kole, Brandy, Shelby, Bobby, Jason, Billy Joe, and Jessie; and three great-granddaughters.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a son, Lawrence “Ern” Hamilton on October 20, 2005; a sister: Bertie Taggart; two brothers: Harry Rankin and Stanley Rankin.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S. High Street, Freeport on Monday, May 27, 2013. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 28. Burial will follow in Rock Hill Cemetery, Flushing Township, Belmont County, Ohio.


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Barbara Ruth McCartney
Barbara_McCartney_obitBarbara Ruth McCartney, age 76, of 76040 Skullfork Road, Freeport, died at 6:43 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Dave Burrier, 115 North Chestnut Street, Gnadenhutten, Ohio.

 Born December 29, 1936 Wheeling, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Lester Latimer and Ruth Dolly Yatsko Latimer.

 Barb was a 1954 graduate from Freeport High School. She was a member of the Lakeland Senior Citizens and West Chester Senior Citizens. She helped with the Lakeland Group Ministries food cupboard and enjoyed spending Sundays with her grandchildren.

Her husband, Robert Rolland “Nattie” McCartney died November 16, 1996. They were married October 5, 1973. Together they loved horse racing and lived the race horse circuit for many years.

  Surviving are six children: Robert Hamilton of Freeport, Connie (Dave) Burrier of Gnadenhutten where she was residing, Pam (Keith) Aldergate of Sherrodsville, Penny (Tim) Bear of Wright, Wyoming, Peggy (Troy) Peoples of Dover, and Ron “Junior” (Lisa) Moreland of Dennison; seven grandchildren: Shannon (Rocky) Moore, Brittany (Roger Bloom) Stine, Megan Hamilton, Alex Hamilton, Brianna Hamilton, Samantha Hamilton, and Emma Hamilton; one great-granddaughter, Cloey Moore; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Patrick McCartney.

  Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 17 in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High Street, Freeport where services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18th with Pastor Dave Koch officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport.

  Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas.


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Nancy Lee McClintock
  Nancy Lee McClintock, age 68, of 69505 Birmingham Road, Lore City, Ohio died at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in Kindred Health and Rehab Center, Cambridge, Ohio following a long illness. 
  She was born in Ohio on July 3, 1944, a daughter of the late James McConnell Sears and Thelma J. Sears. 
  She attended Christ United Methodist Church of Cambridge. She enjoyed shopping for antiques, cross stitching, reading and spending time with her grandchildren. 
  Her husband, Gary Lee McClintock, died August 13, 2004. They were married January 12, 1964. 
  Surviving are three daughters: Katherine (Leonard Bodemann, Jr.) Collart of Lore City, Sheri (Michael) Alloway of Cambridge, and Stephanie (Charles) Beaver of Cambridge; a sister, Joyce Ilene Sears of Lancaster; seven grandchildren: Lindsay Collart, Joseph Collart, Kyle Wells, McKenzie Wells, Janson Alloway, Charles Beaver, Jr., and Sidney Beaver. 
  In addition to her parents and husband, Nancy was preceded in death by two brothers, Steven Sears and Charles Sears; a sister, Dolores Fleming, and a son-in-law, Gregory J. Wells. 
  Services and burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport.

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Myrtle Louise Davis
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Myrtle Louise Johnson Davis, age 75, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida (formerly of Deersville, Ohio), peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 with a smile on her face.   A very strong-willed woman, she courageously fought a battle with cancer as well as Crohn’s disease, a life-long illness. Myrtle loved her family beyond measure and enjoyed living twenty-some years with her son, Joey (and Bruno).   Myrtle loved maintaining her independence while living in Florida as she enjoyed traveling, dining out, shopping, gambling, bingo, and watching her great-granddaughter, Gianna.

  Born September 17, 1937, in Wellsville, Columbiana County, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Willard Glenn Johnson and Violet Mae Ammon Johnson of East Liverpool, Ohio.

  Myrtle attended Wellsville High School.   She worked as an administrative assistant for B&L Service in Fort Lauderdale.   She formerly worked at Coultraps near Cadiz, Ohio, where she loved to socialize with all. She was also a volunteer firefighter for Deersville Volunteer Fire Department in Ohio.

  Her husband, Clark Joseph Davis, Sr., passed away on June 3, 1981.   They were married September 29, 1956.   She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Chad Lee Dixon, who died February 9, 2012, in a motorcycle accident in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  

  Surviving are a son: Clark Joseph (Bruno Casale) Davis, Jr., of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; three daughters: Lynn Louise (Doc) Dixon of Dover, Ohio, Tamala Sue (Rod) Howard of Ormond Beach, Florida, and Elizabeth Tina Davis (Bobbie Ward) of Dover, Ohio; four grandchildren: Jamie (Angela) Dixon, Charity Francis, Chad Dixon (deceased) and Kenny Howard; grandson-in-law, Jason Francis; three great-grandchildren: Ethan Francis, Rylee Francis and Gianna Dixon; siblings: Laren (Pat) Johnson of Mechanicsburg, PA, and Gene (Willa) Johnson of Burgettstown, PA, Charles (Helen) Johnson (deceased), John Keith Gilliland (deceased), and Sue (Harold) Swiger (deceased).   Special friends including a very special sister-in-law, Ann Davis of Amsterdam, Ohio, a life-long friend, Phyllis Hanlon of Deersville, Ohio, and the J. C. Villaruz family of Wauseon, Ohio.

  Friends and family will be received from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High Street, Freeport, Ohio.   Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at Deersville United Methodist Church, 226 West Main Street, Deersville, Ohio, with Pastor Dave Koch officiating.   Burial will follow in Patterson Union Cemetery, Deersville, Ohio.


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Barbara A. Santiago

Barbara A. Santiago, age 72, of Freeport, formerly of Cleveland, died Thursday, April 11, 2013 in Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville, Ohio.

Born August 25, 1941 in Knoxville, TN she was a daughter of the late James Claude Noblitt and Virginia Reed Noblitt. She was a homemaker who enjoyed putting puzzles together, making crafts, playing Bingo and going on senior outtings.

Surviving are her children David Jarvis of Madison, Bill Jarvis of Maryland, Tammie Jarvis Al-Sweiti of Cleveland, Shannon Jarvis Duda of Freeport and Charo Santiago of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren and a special first cousin Sue Samples of Conway, SC.

In addition to her parents Barbara was preceded in death by her brother J.C. Noblitt.

Services will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 1 p.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Freeport with Pastor David Koch officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Koch Funeral Home, 216 S. High St., Freeport, OH 43973 to help with final expense

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Mildred Maxine Lake

  Mildred Maxine Lake, age 89, of 72365 Copper Lane, Freeport died Sunday, March 31, in Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Cambridge.

  Born December 27, 1923 in Londonderry Township, Guernsey County, she was a daughter of the late Homer Charles Lake and Florence Telena Arnold Lake.

  Mildred was a graduate of Madison High School and a homemaker. She was a member of Londonderry United Methodist Church.

  She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Marie Josephine Lake and two brothers, Warren Lake and Lloyd Lake. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.

  Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family and burial will be in Sunset View Cemetery, Londonderry, Ohio.

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Mildred Trushell Hartman Kraus

    Mildred Trushell Hartman Kraus, age 86, of Bedford, Texas died Thursday, March 28, 2013 after a lengthy illness of 9 ½ years.

  Born January 16, 1927 in Dennison, Ohio, she was the oldest of ten children of the late Daniel Martin Trushell and Anna Rosalie Grace Trushell.

  She was a 1944 graduate of Scio High School, Scio, Ohio.

  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Kraus, and her daughter’s father, Bernard Hartman.

  Surviving are a daughter: Nancy (Bill) Kraus of Bedford, Texas; three grandchildren: Mike Kraus of Cleveland, Ohio Mark Kraus of Euless, Texas, and Holly Kraus of Bedford, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Nichole and Alexandra of Cleveland, Ohio and Brittyn of Bedford, Texas; seven sisters: Marie Case of Haines City, Florida, Sara (George) Case of New Philadelphia, Mary Ann Riggs of Freeport, Elsie Chambers of Strasburg, Thelma DeWire of Navarre, Sylvia (Harry) Albright of Conotton, and Freeda (Kenneth) Shultz of Canton; two brothers: Dan (Hazel) Trushell of Bowerston and Paul (Martha) Trushell of Scio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

  The family respected Mildred’s request to have her body cremated with no viewing or services.

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Mary Virginia Puskarich
  Mary Virginia Barger Rogers Puskarich, age 90 of Piedmont went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in her home surrounded by her family.

  She was born July 15, 1922 in Moorefield Township. Mary was the daughter of the late William Isaac Barger and Cecil May Fulton Barger. She was a homemaker devoted to her family and was a friend to many. She was a member of the Rankin United Methodist Church which she attended her entire life. She thoroughly enjoyed being a member of the Rogers’ Orchestra for many years, playing the piano at square dances throughout the area. Mary and Frank loved to travel and felt very blessed to have visited many sites throughout North America.

  Mary was preceded in death by her first husband of ten years, Willard Rogers who died October 8, 1948 and her second husband of 55 years, Frank Puskarich, Jr. who died March 3, 2009. Frank and Mary were married September 11, 1953. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jay Rogers; two daughters-in-law, Carol Rogers and Mary Lou Rogers; two sisters: Nellie Rogers and Alta Barrett; and a brother, Ralph Barger.

  Surviving are three sons: Kenny (Carol) Rogers of Scio, Bruce (Laura) Rogers of Holloway, and Nick (Carolyn) Puskarich of Piedmont; a daughter: Lori (Rich) Milleson of Piedmont; fifteen grandchildren: Beth (Todd) Francis, Julie (Matt) Nameth, Ryan (Terra) Rogers, Renee (Sam) Krantz, Lori (Michael) Kuziak, Shane (Lori) Statler, Amy (Jim) Macy, Chris (Heather) Rogers, Carrie Rogers, Amanda Coey, Autumn Coey, Clint (Kelly) Puskarich, Aaron Puskarich, Megan (Anthony) Hayes and Dan Milleson; twenty-five great-grandchildren; a sister, Irene Dunlap of Cadiz, and many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by many friends and loved ones.

  Friends will be received at Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High Street, Freeport   on Friday, March 15 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

  Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16 at Rankin United Methodist Church, near Cadiz with Pastor Charles Mehl officiating. Burial will follow in the Rankin Church Cemetery.  

  Memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to the Rankin United Methodist Church, in care of Lori Milleson, Treasurer, 33425 Belmont Ridge Road, Piedmont, Ohio 43983 or Harrison County Community Fund, in care of Mike Sliva, PNC Bank, 235 S Main Street, Cadiz, Ohio 43907.

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Virginia "Jenny" Mildred Hackney
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Virginia “Jenny” Mildred Hackney, age 62, of 5647 Sandhill Drive, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27105, formerly of Freeport died unexpectedly at her son’s home in Coshocton while visiting on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

  She was born May 12, 1950 in Chillicothe, Ohio, a daughter of the late Clifford Seymour and Scioto Mae Dawson Seymour. She attended school in Chillicothe and spent her life making a home for her husband and sons. She also liked to crochet and was an avid Lakeland Raider basketball mom when her sons were playing.

  She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, David Truman Hackney. He died January 16, 2011. They were married February 11, 1967.

  Surviving are four sons: David (Amanda) Hackney of Winston Salem, North Carolina, Brian (Stacey) Hackney of Ormond Beach, Florida, Joe (special friend Cori Hanlon) Hackney of Deersville, and Shawn Hackney of Coshocton; four brothers, Melvin Seymour of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pete Seymour of Chillicothe, Bud Seymour of Scipio, Indiana, and George Seymour of Columbus, two sisters: Shirley Roberts of Columbus and Katheryn Whitmer of Ironton; thirteen grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Mark Hackney; and three sisters: Barb Walters, Rosie Collins, and Marie Davignon.

  Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High Street, Freeport with Pastor Dave Koch officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport. Visitation will be held in the funeral home on Friday, March 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. 
  Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Lakeland Group Ministries food pantry.

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Anna Kay Woodson
  Anna Kay Woodson, age 56, of Uhrichsville, formerly of Freeport, died at 2:05 a.m. Thursday, February 21, 2013 in Amberwood Manor Nursing Home, New Philadelphia.

  Born July 10, 1956 in Grundy, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Bruce Dixon and Peggy Parrigan Jackson.

  She was employed by Gump’s Greenhouse, Freeport from 1994 until her health prevented her from working. She moved to Uhrichsville in 2008.

  Her husband, James Clyde Woodson, died March 12, 2007. They were married August 6, 1998. Also preceding her in death were her step-dad, Emery Jackson; a half brother, Mark Ball, a step-brother, Emery Jackson and a step sister, Judy Love.

Surviving are three step-children: Jimmy Hayes, Matt Hayes, and Crystal Hayes; two step-grandchildren: Jason Hayes and James Hayes; two half-sisters: Regina Ball of Cleveland and Linda “Sissy” of Huntington, West Virginia; four half-brothers: Ronnie Jackson of Ohio, Donnie Jackson of Barbourville, West Virginia, Ricky Spivey of West Virginia, and Carlos Spivey of Las Vegas, Nevada;   two step-brothers: Richard Jackson of Cleveland and James Jackson of Rossville, Georgia; four step-sisters: Mona Pennington of Cambridge, Bertha Duncan of Cleveland, Donna Horn of Cleveland, and Peggy Richards of Big Bend, West Virginia and numerous nieces and nephews.

  Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2013  in Koch Funeral Home, 216 South High Street, Freeport with Pastor David Koch officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport. Visitation will be held in the funeral home two hours prior to the service on Saturday, from 9 to 11 a.m.


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Mary Frances Milarcik


obit_pic_for_Mary_Milarcik  Mary Frances Milarcik, age 99 of 28999 Milarcik Road, Tippecanoe died Wednesday, January 09, 2013 at Beacon Pointe Rehab Center, Uhrichsville, Ohio.

  Born June 1, 1913 in Fairpoint, Belmont County, Ohio; she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Frances Kupiecz Smokowicz.

  Mary was a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the St. Matthias Catholic Church of Freeport and the Fairpoint Polish Club. She loved to crochet. She enjoyed flower gardening and was an excellent cook and baker.

  She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Stanley Milarcik who died on January 11, 2004. They were married November 12, 1932.

Surviving are three children: Donald (Bev) Milarcik of Naples, Florida, Charlotte Anderson of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and Cynthia (Gene) Maleski of Tippecanoe; a sister, Nancy Miller of Lafferty; a daughter-in-law Opal Milarcik of Tippecanoe; thirteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.

  In addition to her parents and husband, s he was preceded in death by two sons: Andrew John Milarcik and Michael Allen Milarcik; three sisters: Mildred Smokowicz, Angela Steele, Helen Stevens and a brother, Walter Smokowicz.

  Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 14, 2013 in St. Matthias Catholic Church, Freeport with Father Timothy McGuire officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 13, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Koch Funeral Home, 216 S. High Street, Freeport.

  Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department of Tippecanoe.


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Diana Lee Allen Bouska
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D iana Lee Allen Bouska, age 69, of 75230 McElhaney Road, Piedmont, Ohio died at 11:40 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2013 in Trinity West Hospital, Steubenville, Jefferson County after a brief illness.

  Born in Fairmont, West Virginia August 4, 1943; she was daughter of the late Bill and Mildred Mullenax.

  She graduated from Fairmont High School, Fairmont, West Virginia. She spent her life taking care of her family. She and Helen Barker operated the cafeteria at the Times Reporter, New Philadelphia for several years.

  Surviving is her husband, Larry A. Bouska. They were married July 4, 1999.

  Also surviving are two sons: Bruce M. (Deborah) Allen of Tuscarawas and Steven Allen of Tuscarawas; son-in-law, Terry Stine; three grandchildren: Chase and Kennedy Allen of Tuscarawas and Corey Allen of Newcomerstown; two step-granddaughters: Shannon (Rocky) Moore of Gnadenhutten and Brittany (Roger) Bloom of Gnadenhutten; a brothers: Robert (Kay) Mullenax of Fairmont, West Virginia; and two sisters, Joyce (Jack) Wells of West Virginia and Joanne (Dick) Nichols of Fairmont, West Virginia; her mother-in-law, Jane (Leo) Ridenbaugh of Warsaw; brother-in-law, Gary (Kathy) Bouska of Scio; and two sister-in-laws, Sandra Scott of Sugarcreek and Linda (Tom) Fisher of Tippecanoe; a very special friends: Helen Barker of Freeport and John and Jodi Walton of Tippecanoe and numerous other family members and friends.

  Preceded in death by her daughter, Tracie Lee Allen Stine, who died earlier the same day; two grandchildren: Courtney Allen, age 18 in 2007 and Tanner Allen Stine, age 14 in 2011; her first husband, Richard Allen in April 1988; and three brother: Denzel Matthews, Bill Mullenax, and Sam Mullenax; a brother-in-law, Dick Scott and her father-in-law, Andy Bouska.

  Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in Freeport United Methodist Church with Pastor Jon Little officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, January 7, in the Freeport United Methodist Church.

I n lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions are made to the funeral home to help with final expenses. Online condolences may be made on the funeral home’s website.

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Tracie Lee Allen Stine

2013_01_Tracie_Stine Tracie Lee Stine, age 42, of 219 South High Street, Freeport died unexpectedly Friday, January 4, 2013 at her home.  Born October 19, 1971 in Dover, Tuscarawas County, Ohio; she was a daughter of Diana Bouska and her husband, Larry, of Piedmont and the late Richard Allen.

  Tracie was a graduate of New Philadelphia High School in 1990. She was a member of the color guard and was a majorette for New Philadelphia Quakers. Tracie enjoyed going each weekend to the moto-cross races to watch Tanner #75 race. She was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed her dogs.

  Tracie is survived by her husband, Terry Allen Stine. They were married November 18, 1997.

In addition to her husband she was survived by her mother who passed away a few hours later in Trinity West Hospital, Steubenville. She is also survived by two step-daughters: Shannon Lynn (Rocky) Moore of Gnadenhutten and Brittany Sue (Roger) Bloom of Gnadenhutten; step-granddaughter, Cloey Moore of Gnadenhutten; two brothers, Steven M. Allen of Tuscarawas   and Bruce (Deborah) Allen of Tuscarawas;   mother-in-law, Helen Barker of Freeport; father-in-law and his wife: Ron and Linda Stine of Cadiz; nieces and nephews: Chase Allen of Tuscarawas, Kennedy Allen of Tuscarawas, and Corey Allen of Newcomerstown,   and numerous other family members and friends.

  In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her son, Tanner Allen Stine who died May 8, 2011; and a niece Courtney Allen on February 5, 2007.

  Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in Freeport United Methodist Church with Pastor Jon Little officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m.   Monday, January 7, in the Freeport United Methodist Church.


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Roger Earl Poulton

 

  Age 75, of 75100 Dry Ridge Road, Freeport died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2012 in the home of his daughter, Tammy Walters in Warsaw following a brief illness.

  Born in Tippecanoe, Ohio November 28, 1937, he was a son of the late Earl Foster Poulton and Mary Ann Stillion Robison.

  Roger was a graduate of Freeport High School in 1955. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving for three and a half years. He retired from R & F Coal when he was a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Operating Engineers and also worked for Beaver Construction.

  Surviving is his wife of 47 years, Flora Lucille Garbrandt Poulton. They were married December 11, 1965. Also surviving are two daughters, Tammy (Carey) Walters of Warsaw and Patty (Doug) Brown of Evansville, Indiana; a son, Roger (Buddy) Poulton of Indiana; two step-daughters: Debbie Troyer of Popano Beach, Florida and Peggy (Jim) Bardall of Freeport;   two sisters: Priscilla Browning of Canton and Carolyn (Richard) Huston of Georgia; fourteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.

  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Wendy McCoy in 2007, a sister Joann Kosegi, and a brother Terry Poulton

  Following Roger’s wishes, his body has been cremated. Services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Coshocton County.


 
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Quinton Scott (Melvin) Allshouse
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Quinton Scott Allshouse, age 16 of 80905 Davis Street, Tippecanoe, Harrison County, Ohio died unexpectedly at his home Thursday, December 27, 2012.  Born September 17, 1996 in Galion, Ohio; he was a son of Synnette Lyn Melvin Allshouse and Jerry Thomas Allshouse of Tippecanoe.

  Quinton “Bubby” loved to watch cartoons, especially Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo and Disney Pixar Cars “Lightning McQueen.” He loved his tutoring sessions with Mrs. Cindy Lewis. He loved playing with his brothers and sisters and being with his family.

  Surviving in addition to his parents are two sisters and a brother: Searah Melvin, Austin Allshouse, Bailey Allshouse, all of the home; paternal grandparents: Richard and Sandra Huston of Tippecanoe; and maternal grandmother, Connie Hadley of Tippecanoe.

  Visitation will be held in Koch Funeral Home, 216 South High Street, Freeport on Sunday, December 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2012 in the funeral home with Pastor Jim McConnell officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport.

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Ronald Lee Francis
 
 
Ronald Lee Francis, Sr., age 73, of 72685 Briar Hill Road, Piedmont died at 12:35 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012 in Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville, Ohio.  Born October 26, 1939 in Ohio County, West Virginia; he was a son of the late Clarence William Francis and Clara Leah Lowe Francis.

  Graduated from Wheeling High School in 1957 and completed some auto mechanic classes and was certified in various techniques. He also worked on boat motors and enjoyed hunting and fishing.


  Surviving is his wife of fifty years, Sharon Sue Tennant Francis whom he married February 18, 1963.


  Also surviving are a daughter and five sons: Jerry Francis of King William, Virginia, Donald Francis of Richmond, Virginia, Chris (Sherry) Francis of   Richmond, Virginia, Randy (Tammy) Francis of Richmond, Virginia, Robin (Michael) Frank of Loveland, Ohio, Dale (Sharon) Francis of Kimbolton; eleven grandchildren, one great-grandson and had five brothers and two sisters, all in West Virginia.  He was preceded in death by son, Ronald Lee Francis, Jr. in 1984.


  Services and burial will be held Monday, December 3 at 11:30 a.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery, State Route 800, Freeport with Pastor John Simms officiating. Visitation will be held in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S. High Street, Freeport two hours prior to the service on Monday.

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Delbert Edward "Bud" Lynn
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  Delbert Edward (Bud) Lynn, age 92, of 78623 Eva Mae Road, Freeport died at 10:45 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2012 in his home.

He was born in Freeport, Harrison County, Ohio on Oct 15, 1920, a son of the late Raymond Zellers Lynn and Mary Alice Nolan Lynn.   He attended school in Freeport and completed his education while serving in the United States Army Air Corps.

Bud enlisted Feb 12, 1941 and was t rained as a Portable Power Generator Operator at Fort Monmouth, NJ to support the early stages of radar with re-locatable nodes used as reference points to detect aircraft. He arrived in the Philippines Aug 1941 and taken prisoner by the Japanese on Bataan Dec 1941 while setting up his equipment.     He walked the Bataan Death March (approximately 80 miles), and was held in the Tarlac and Cabantatwan Prison Camps in the Philippines, and then Fukecoko #3 Prison Camp in Japan for a total of three and a half years.   He was discharged in May 1946 as a corporal.  He re-entered the Air Force in July 1951 and was medically discharged in September of 1952 as a Sergeant with over six years of honorable service.   He received the American Defense Service Ribbon with one Bronze Star; American Theater Ribbon; Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Stars; Philippine Defense Ribbon with one Bronze Star; Distinguished Unit Ribbon; National Defense Service Medal; Philippine Liberation Medal with one Bronze Star; P.O.W. Medal; Good Conduct Medal.

Bud worked at the Piedmont Dam as the Assistant Caretaker and retired from the Army Corps of Engineers-Muskingum Watershed Conservancy in 1982 with 30 years of government service.

    He was a member of the Disabled Veterans, American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, a Charter member of the former Stillwater Valley Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Flushing Masonic Lodge #298, and the Freeport United Methodist Church.   Over the years, he was active in the Elks Lodge #424 in Uhrichsville, Freeport Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Squad, Freeport town council and water board, and served as the Scoutmaster to Troop 273.   He also had many different hobbies and interests and was an avid collector of padlocks, lanterns, and so forth.

Surviving is his wife of fifty-eight years, Doris Jean Arnold Lynn. They were married March 6, 1954. Also surviving are a daughter Brenda McCahill of New Philadelphia; three sons: Raymond (Nancy) Lynn of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Eric Lynn of Enola, Arkansas, and Keith Lynn of Freeport; grandchildren: Tammie (Olin) Gordon of Sugarcreek, Chad (Becki) McCahill of Dover, Kevin (Angela) McCahill of Columbus, Elizabeth Shepard of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Kathryn Lynn of Great Falls, Montana, Dallas Lynn of Freeport and Hannah Lynn of Freeport; three great-grandsons: Carson, Aidan, and Levi.

Bud was preceded in death by two sisters: June Silva and Nellie Hutson.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 4 in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S. High Street, Freeport with Rev. Harry Milligan officiating. Military Services and burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport. Visitation will be held in the funeral home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 3.

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Betty Ann Phipps
  Betty Ann Phipps, age 71, of 377 Clow Lane, Apt. 108, Coshocton, Ohio died unexpectedly at 5:27 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012 in Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital, Zanesville, Ohio.

  She was born December 20, 1940 in Freeport, Harrison County, Ohio. She was a daughter of Bertha Mae Carruthers Phipps of Sugarcreek and the late Frank “Bill” Kendall Phipps, who died June 8, 1989.

  Betty was a 1957 graduate of New Matamoras High School. She worked for eighteen years as a surgical tech for Bethesda Hospital in Zanesville. She enjoyed fishing and playing cards.

  In addition to her mother, she is survived by three children: Tammy (Rich Dalton) Kennedy of New Concord, Samuel K. (Mary) Greenfield of Frazeysburg, and Tracy Denise Creeks of New Concord; a brother, Jerry W. (Joanna) Phipps of Bridgeport; a sister, Judy L. (Bob) Werker of Sugarcreek; five grandchildren: Ryan D. Kennedy of Zanesville, Ross A. (Brittany) Kennedy of New Concord, Jeffrey Allen Creeks, Jr. of Zanesville, Bret Hussing of Reynoldsburg, and Stacy (Ted) Welch of Nashport; a great-grandson, Kamern Welch of Nashport; special companion, David DeMoss of Coshocton, special friends: Bill and Betty Smailes of Coshocton and Ina Schlabach of Sugarcreek; and she was surrounded by several nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.

  In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by an infant grandson, Charles Allen Creeks and the father of her children and former husband, James Greenfield.

  Following Betty’s wishes, her body will be cremated. Visitation will be held in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S. High Street, Freeport on Friday, November 30 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. A service officiated by Pastor Dave Koch will begin at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


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Lorne James VanFossen
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  Lorne James VanFossen, age 50, of 1104 North Uhrich Street, Uhrichsville died at 10:11 a.m. Saturday, November 03, 2012 in Mercy Medical Center, Canton from complications following various heart/lung surgeries.

  Born October 29, 1962 in Cambridge, Guernsey County Ohio, he was a son of Karen Lee Barger VanFossen of New Philadelphia and the late James Richard VanFossen who died August 21, 2012.

  Lorne was a 1981 graduate of Lakeland High School and attended the Belmont Joint Vocational School for carpentry. He was a Master finish carpenter and stair builder. He worked for seventeen years for L. J. Smith Company of Bowerston and was currently employed for the past nine years at Heartland Stairway in Holmesville.

  He played guitar for the following bands: Aereon, Mix, Acoustic Grace, and Mike Albert and the Big E Band, and many more. He was the major influence in the founding of the organization “A Christmas To Cure Cancer.” He was a staunch supporter and musician on all live and studio projects.

  He loved his Koi Pond, was a major Mr. Fix-It around the house, enjoyed riding his motorcycle, and was willing to help anyone with any repair or remodeling projects.

  He was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, and friend and especially a loving and supportive father to his children, being a major influence in his son’s music career. He was a model Christian for all who knew him and his faith never faltered during his various health and personal struggles. He attended NewPointe Church of Dover.

  In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Samuel James VanFossen of Nashville, Tennessee and a daughter, Quinci Carlene VanFossen of Uhrichsville, a brother, Scott Richard (Tammy) VanFossen of Uhrichsville, and two sisters, Cheri Lynn (Randy) Heisler of Goose Creek, South Carolina and Andrea Jill (Mike) Foltz of Dennison; the mother of his children, Corrina Simplican VanFossen of New Philadelphia, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

  Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in NewPointe Church, 3950 State Route 39, NW, Dover, Ohio 44622 where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2012 with Brett Faris officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport.

  Memorial contributions may be made to A Christmas To Cure Cancer, 5226 Columbine Courts, Columbus, Ohio 43230.

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Thomas Wayne VanFossen
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Thomas Wayne VanFossen, age 86, of 507 Ashton Street, Holloway, died at 12:00 a.m. Friday, September 28, 2012 in Barnesville Health Care Center, Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio.

  Born August 17, 1926 in Belmont County, Ohio, he was a son of the late Wayne Namone VanFossen and Josephine Mosslander VanFossen.

  Tom attended Holloway High School and joined the army when he was seventeen. After serving four years in the army, on September 14, 1947 in New Athens, Ohio he married his wife, Eva Jean Bradley VanFossen. She died May 14, 2007.  

  He retired from Baltimore and Ohio and CSX Railroad, Holloway after forty-three years working as a brakeman.

  Tom was a member of the Holloway United Methodist Church, Freeport Masonic Lodge #415, Valley of Cambridge Scottish Rite 32nd Degree, St. Clairsville VFW, Flushing American Legion, and Holloway Old Timers Association. He was in charge of the horseshoe tournaments for years.

  Surviving are three daughters and a son: Connie (Ralph) Fritter of Holloway, Rena (Jerry) Taylor of Barnesville, Becky (Doug) Koscoe of Cambridge, and Tom (Lee Ann) VanFossen of New Philadelphia; thirteen grandchildren: Rick (Jenny) Taylor, Tami (Bill) Huntsman, Ralph Lee (Missy) Fritter, Stephen (Maggie) Fritter, Annette (Joe) Aamodt, Kevin (Heather) Hodkinson, Dawn (Eric) Hickle, Jason (Jess) Hodkinson, Ellie Koscoe, Amy (Zach) Mason, Travis (Kelly) VanFossen, Stefanie Reidl, Justin VanFossen; twenty-six great-grandchildren: Chase Huntsman, Paige Huntsman, Luke Taylor, Vince Taylor, Thomas Fritter Doane, Katie Fritter, Jonathan Fritter, Lydia Fritter, Meaghan Aamodt, Joey Aamodt, Cameron Hickle, Logan Hickle, Cody Hickle, Breauhnna Hickle, Dillion Hodkinson, Cassie Hodkinson, Aubre Hodkinson, Waylon Hodkinson, Brayden and Paityn VanFossen, Landyn Reidl, Braxtyn VanFossen, Maddox James Mason, Beaux Clark, and Scarlet Clark; two brothers Wayne (Linda) VanFossen of Holloway and Gary (Karen) VanFossen of Willowick; a sister, Doty Lurty of Willowick; a brother-in-law, Dorsey Roy of Canton.

  In addition to his parents and wife, Tom was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Frank A. Hodkinson in 1985 and two sisters, Betty Chase and Marion Roy.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 1, in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S. High Street, Freeport with a Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 2, 2012 also in the funeral home with Pastor Al Hoder and Jack Morgan officiating. Military service and burial will follow in Rock Hill Cemetery, Flushing Township.  

  Memorial contributions may be made to Holloway United Methodist Church or Holloway Volunteer Fire Department. 
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Pamela Sue Hodkinson

  Age 52, of 33920 Old Piedmont Road, Flushing died peacefully at 9:12 a.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at her home. Born March 20, 1960 in Dennison, Ohio, she was a daughter of Mary Irene Milburn of the home and the late Junior Arthur Hodkinson. Her father died December 9, 2007.

  Pamela completed twelve years in the Lakeland School District and was a Methodist by faith. She enjoyed country music and loved to sing to her family. She liked to watch game shows and Days of Our Lives on television. Pam loved her family and was always asking what was going on in their lives and their jobs. She loved spending time with her nieces and nephews.

  In addition to her mother, she is survived by three brothers: Tom (Linnah) Hodkinson of Tippecanoe, Terry Hodkinson of Flushing, and Mike (Trish) Hodkinson of New Philadelphia; a sister-in-law, Becky (Doug) Koscoe of Cambridge; nine nieces and nephews: Kevin (Heather), Dawn (Eric), Jason (Jess), Derick (Megan), Heather (Tyler), Ashley, Daphne, Julia (Vic), and Ben; eighteen great-nieces and nephews: Abree, Waylon, Cameron, Logan, Cody, Breauhnna, Dillon, Cassie, Hailey, Landon, Eliah, Gabe, Tyson, Caiden, Jeff, James, Montana, and Autumn.

  In addition to her father, Pam was preceded in death by two brothers: Kevin Hodkinson in 1961 and Frank Hodkinson in 1985; and grandparents Frank and Mildred Milburn and Arthur and Grace Hodkinson.

  Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, September 20, 2012 in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High Street, Freeport. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 21, in the funeral home with Pastor Jon Little officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport.

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Kenneth E. Bear
Kenneth Eugene “Kenny” Bear, age 59 of 6295 State Route 258, Tippecanoe (West Chester) died at 5:50 a.m. Sunday, August 19, 2012 in Community Hospice House, New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

  Born December 3, 1952 in Twin City Hospital, Dennison, he was a son of the late Dean Emery Bear and Esther Louise Rogers Bear.

  Kenny was a 1971 graduate of Lakeland High School. After graduation he went to work for Groovefold Company in Newcomerstown for seven years. In 1978 he became a truck driver for Laurel Valley Oil Company of Stillwater for 28 and a half years until they closed. He also worked for three years for the Freeport Press in shipping and receiving, operating a fork lift, until his medical problems forced him to retire.

  Kenny was a member of the Freeport United Methodist Church and a past member of the Freeport Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed paint by numbers, seek and find word searches, and gardening.

  Surviving is his wife of thirty-six years, Karen Sue Starkey Bear. They were married August 7, 1976.

  Also surviving are two daughters: Chasity (Kevin) Walton of Tippecanoe and Kayla Bear of Freeport; three granddaughters: Allison Walton, Mallory Walton, and Kendra Pulley.

  In addition to his parents, Kenny was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Dean Bear in 1995, his father-in-law, Charles Starkey and his mother-in-law, Laverda Ridgway Starkey.

  Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, August 21 in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High Street, Freeport where services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 22 with Pastor Paul Turner and Rev. Harry Milligan officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport.

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Martha E. McIntire
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Martha Elizabeth McIntire, age 91, of Piedmont died at 7:10 p.m. Saturday, July 07, 2012 in Hennis Care Center, Dover, Ohio.

  Born August 27, 1920 in Cameron, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Robert Hutchison and Anna Elizabeth Mellott Hutchison.

  She attended Grandview School and was a homemaker. She was a Senior Companion for six years in Cadiz, worked at the B&O Restaurant in Holloway, and was employed by St. Johns Villa in Carrollton for six years. Martha also loved to quilt and made quilts for many family members. She had a talent for doing anything when it came to crafts and sewing.

  Martha and her husband, John Everett McIntire, owned and operated Macs Lakeland Service Station in Piedmont for many years. John died February 21, 1974.

  She is survived by two sons: Clyde (Gail) McIntire of Michigan and Ralph (Darlene) McIntire of St. Clairsville; two daughters: Marianna (Robert) Stevens of Dover and Ruth (companion Robert Cooke) Ross of Alabama; a grandson whom she raised as a son, Edward R. (Kim) McIntire of Freeport; two brothers: James Hutchison of New Matamoras and Carl Hutchison of Rittman; a sister, Marjorie Faltz of Bealsville; forty-six grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  She was preceded in death by two sons: John McIntire, Jr. and Ronnie McIntire; three sisters: Esther Cecil, Mary Carpenter and an infant, Dorothy Jean; two brothers: Arthur (Sam) Hutchison and Robert Hutchison, Jr.; two grandsons, Patrick and Chase; and two granddaughters, Christy and Desiree.

  Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S. High Street, Freeport.   Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in the funeral home with Pastor Milo Baker officiating.   Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport.

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