Roy James Smith
Roy James Smith, age 71, died on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at his home. He was born on June 27, 1946 in Orangeville, Ohio a son of Hazel (Hayes) and Walter Allen Smith. Having gone to school in Hartford, Roy served in the United States Army in the 28th Artillery Division. Roy was a truck driver for the former Consolidated Nutrition, now ADM of Ravenna, Ohio. Growing up in the Methodist faith, Roy was an active member of the NRA. He was himself a Boy Scout and became a leader when his sons were young. Roy enjoyed hunting and fishing, collecting toy farm equipment and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Nicholas Aberegg and a brother, Charles Smith. Survivors include his three sons, Bill J. (Denise) Smith, Navada L. (Tracey) Smith and Lon A. Smith all of Kinsman, Ohio; three brothers, George (Eleanor) Smith of North Bloomfield, Ohio, Allen (Dorothy) Smith of Orangeville, Ohio and Robert (Debbie) Smith of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
No public service will be held per Roy’s request. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service of Kinsman handled the arrangements with an online guestbook available atwww.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Allen R. Walker
Allen R. Walker, age 86, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, May 17, 2018, in Geneva, Ohio. He was born September 20, 1931 in Horton, KS to Anna Mae Heston (Penley) and Earnest Bishop Walker. He married Cora Jane Kilanowski in Perry, Ohio in 1972.
Allen was a 1951 graduate of Ashtabula High School. He worked at Ashtabula Gas and Oil and the First United Methodist Church. Allen retired from Reliance Electric as a Press Operator after 44 years of dedicated service. After retirement from Reliance, Allen worked as a grocery attendant at Giant Eagle in Geneva.
He was a member of Geneva United Methodist Church where he was Head Usher and facilitator of collections for Heifer Foundation. Allen was also a proud Mason and a member of Geneva Masonic Lodge #334; Scottish Rite, Valley of Cleveland Masonic. Allen loved to fly his Cesna 172 Skyhawk out of the old Lenox and Jefferson Airports. He also enjoyed bowling, fishing, and traveling.
He is survived by his nieces, Cheryl (Larry) Elliott, Susan Huntington; nephews, Chet Inman, Christopher Grenter; cousins, Norma Jean Clark, Marilyn Clark, Melvin L. Walker; and very dear friend, Ida Hawes. He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Cora Jane; parents; brother, Marvin Bishop; nephew, James Grenter; and cousins, Duane and Vernon Clark.
Friends will be received 5pm-8pm Monday, May 21, 2018 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 175 S. Broadway St., Geneva, OH 44041, during which a Masonic service will be observed. Allen’s Funeral Service will be 11am Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the funeral home, with Pastor Bruce Hitchcock officiating. Final resting place will be Mesopotamia Cemetery.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Donald Anderson, 81, died on Thursday, May 17, 2018 UH Cleveland Medical Center after a short illness.
The son of Wesley and Mabel (McClish) Anderson, Don was born on December 24, 1936 in Bedford, Ohio.
Joan Davis and Don were married on October 6, 1962 and would have celebrated fifty-five years of marriage. There journey of life was full of love, laughter and mutual respect. The memories they made are treasures of the heart.
Don was a valuable and dedicated employee of True Temper for thirty years. Don never really retired; he was a self-employed electrical contractor and also worked for the Ashtabula Yacht Club, his” home away from home” for years.
Don was an avid collector of both model trains and tin boxes. All of his trains had their own story on why he collected them and each was a “favorite” in its own way. His many tin boxes were of any shape and size; his collection was extensive and he could tell you where each was collected and what they were used for. Being outdoors was a day well spent. Fishing, boating and hunting were Don’s time of solitude. Going to the farm and tinkering, camping with the “girls” and spoiling his grandchildren and great-great grandchildren gave him great joy.
Don will be remembered as a wonderful son, brother, husband, dad, and grandpa. His love of his family was boundless.
Don is survived by his beloved wife, Joan Anderson of Ashtabula; daughters, Joyce (Charles) Lacy of Pasadena, Texas, Lois Anderson of Ashtabula, and Connie Anderson of Kingsville; grandchildren, Stephanie (Jason) Hettinger, Robert (Aimee) Bentley, Lorissa and Julianna Anderson, Dennis (Dawn) Chambers, Stacie Chambers; great grandchildren, Andrew, Colton, Luke, Titus, Andrew and Ava; sisters, Dorothy Fortier and Cathy Hardy; nieces and nephews.
Don was preceded in death by his twin brother Ronald, Wesley, and David Anderson; and his parents.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00PM on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Ducro Funeral Home, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville, Ohio.
DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio is handling arrangements. www.ducro.com
Tammy D. White
Tammy D. White, 55 of Ashtabula died Monday (May 14th) at the Country Club Retirement Campus after a long illness. She was born January 20, 1963 in Welch, West Virginia the daughter of Ernest and Rebecca (Hamilton) Hatfield and has lived in the Ashtabula area most of her life.
She was an STNA at Park Haven Nursing Home, Ashtabula County Nursing Home and Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation. Tammy also took care of many Private Duty Home patients. She also worked for ten years at Saybrook Elementary School in the cafeteria.
She enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family and loving her grandchildren.
Surviving her is her husband, Jeffrey S. White whom she married August 11, 1984; a son, Eric N. Hatfield of Ashtabula; two daughters, Heather R. White and Holly R. White both of Ashtabula; seven grandchildren; a sister, Tonia (Sam) Severino of Ashtabula and three brothers, Chuck Hatfield of Ashtabula, Brian Hatfield of Ashtabula and Scott Hatfield of Dallas, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Kathy and Rhonda, a brother, Donald and a nephew, Sonny Hatfield.
A celebration of life will be Thursday (May 24th) from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Saybrook Township Park, 5941 Lake Road West, Saybrook Township
The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula is honored to serve the Tammy White family. Condolences, light a candle at www.fleming-billman.com.
Barbara Sue (Gilbert) Sparling
Barbara Sue (Gilbert) Sparling, age 91, formerly of Andover, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Windsor House at Champion. She was born on September 18, 1926 in Conneaut the daughter of Bert and Pearl (Tate) Gilbert.
Barbara was married to Kenneth Earl Sparling on February 28, 1948. She worked as a Secretary for several different business during her lifetime. Recently she moved to Orwell to live with her daughter, Julie, and became a member of the Orwell United Methodist Church. Barbara loved to travel and took several cruises as far as China and the Mediterranean. She was an inspiration to her daughters who inherited her love of knowledge and travel.
Survivors include her daughters Susan Sparling of Richmond, VA, Julie Page of Orwell, three grandsons William and Kenneth Page, Timothy Sparling, two great grandsons Calvin and Christian Page.
She is proceeded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth E. Sparling and son-in-law William Page.
A Celebration of Life officiated by Pastor Jack Childers will be held at the Orwell United Methodist Church, 80 S. Maple Street, Orwell OH 44076 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Visitation will be held prior to services starting at 6:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Cleveland Area Chapter, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Condolences may be made at painefuneralhome.com