Martha E. Jewell
Martha E. Jewell, age 74, of Andover, OH, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
She was born December 3, 1943, in Geneva, PA, a daughter of Harry and Martha I. (Grimm) Rodgers.
Formerly of Gustavus and Jamestown, PA, Mrs. Jewell was a 1962 graduate of Jamestown High School. She was employed by the Waynewood Restaurant in Wayne, OH, for many years; and most recently had been working for Scooter’s Restaurant in Andover since 2008. She had attended the Jamestown Presbyterian Church; and she was a member of the Gustavus Ladies Auxiliary. She and her husband polka danced all across the country; and she enjoyed working with her sister at her greenhouse doing the planting, and gardening.
Mrs. Jewell is survived by her husband, Vanton K. Jewell, whom she married September 29, 1962, of Andover; her son, Nathan Scott Jewell of Kinsman, OH; her daughter, Roma (Michael) Ramsey of Kinsman, OH; two sisters, Frances (Michael) McArthur of Conneautville, PA, and Doris Enterline of Terre Haute, IN; her 6 Grandchildren; and 8 Great Grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; her son, Lloyd Jewell in 1980; her daughter, Cheryl Macken in 1997; and two brothers, James Rodgers and Richard Rodgers.
Mrs. Jewell will be cremated and no services held. Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect St., Andover, OH, handled the arrangements. An online guestbook is available atwww.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Mary Lou Plut
Mary Lou Plut, age 72 of Jefferson, passed away into God’s loving and eternal care on Wednesday at her residence.
She was born February 5, 1946 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Albert C. & Grace L. (Bassett) Meade and has been an area resident all of her life. Mary Lou was a graduate of Jefferson High School. She retired in 2009 from NCS Healthcare in Mentor.
Mary Lou was actively involved at the Eagleville Bible Church, enjoying Bible studies and volunteering at the church food pantry. Her favorite time was being with her family. Her friends were also important to her. She worked at the election poll, enjoyed playing board games and cards, gardening, cooking, canning, crocheting and ceramics.
Survivors include five children, Kevin S. (Jessica) Bailey of Lenox Twp.; David C. Bailey of Jefferson, Craig A. (Vanessa) Bailey of Washington, GA, Thomas W. (Gwen) Plut of Moorestown, NJ & Amy L. (Daniel) Krage of Willoughby; 10 grandchildren; her former husband and friend, Wayne T. Plut of Kingsville; three sisters, Anna Pinney of Geneva, Ethel Dumperth of Jefferson & Carol (William) Evans of Green; two sister-in-laws, Janice Meade of Jefferson & Elizabeth Meade Badger of Massillon and a brother-in-law, Boyd King of Cuyahoga Falls.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, William & James Meade and three sisters, Evelyn Pheasant, Martha Swanson & Ruth King.
Funeral services will be Monday at 10:00 A. M. at Eagleville Bible Church, 1981 St. Rt. 45 N., Rock Creek with Pastor Bill McMinn officiating. Burial will be in Brownville Cemetery, New Lyme Twp.
Calling hours will be held Sunday from 4-6 P. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the Eagleville Bible Church (memo-The Vine) at the above address to support the church food pantry, envelopes will be at the funeral home and church. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes and staff are honored to serve the Mary Lou Plut family. Visit fleming-billman.com to view obituary, express condolences or light a candle.
Norman Dean Fritzsche
Norman Dean Fritzsche, 86, of Conneaut, passed away March 14, 2018 at Lake Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born October 19, 1931 in Mt. Olive, IL, and was the son of Edwin and Marguerite (File) Fritzsche. Mr. Fritzsche was a veteran of the United States Navy. He worked for RMI as a cell-feeder retiring after 31 years. He enjoyed small engine repair, alternative power, and tinkering around. Survivors include his wife Barbara (English) Fritzsche, whom he married on December 8, 1956, his children Edwin (Judy) Fritzsche of Lowell, NC, Cheryl (Strange) Fritzsche of Conneaut, Dave Fritzsche of Ashtabula, and Dean (Angela) Fritzsche of Conneaut; his sister Karen (John) Sanders of California; and 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral service will be 4:00 PM, Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, with Pastor Jan Walsh officiating. Friends may call from 2:00 until the time of the service. Burial will be held in Greenlawn Memory Memory Gardens Monday, March 19, 2018, with military honors rendered by American Legion Cowle Post 151. Contributions may be made in memory of Norman to Animal Protective League. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Sign the guestbook at www.marcyfuneralhome.com.
Josephine Fidel Sidley
Josephine Fidel Sidley, age 96, of Unionville, passed away March 12, 2018.
She was born November 24, 1921 in Cleveland; was a 1940 graduate of Geneva High School and married Paul G. Sidley on July 25, 1953 in Madison. Josephine worked as secretary for Geneva Savings and Trust, where she also worked as a teller. She then worked as bookkeeper for Fidel Brothers Packing Co. in Unionville, retiring in 1986. She enjoyed knitting, was an avid quilter and seamstress, and loved watching Cleveland Indians baseball and staying current with technology.
Josephine is survived by her daughters, Mary J. Sidley of Madison and Liz (Tom – deceased) Wayman of Unionville; a sister, Rose Fidel of Holliston, MA; and two nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband of 19 years, Paul Sidley in 1972 and siblings, Anthony, James, Louis, and Mary Fidel.
Friends will be received Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 2 – 4 p.m. at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison. A Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, March 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Assumption Church, 594 W. Main St., Geneva. Final Resting Place will be Fairview Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hands, c/o Assumption Church, 594 W. Main St. Geneva, OH 44041.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Kevin D. Goff
Kevin D. Goff, age 55, S. Market St., Jefferson, died Tuesday afternoon at the Ashtabula Co. Medical Center after being a patient there the past four days.
He was born April 12, 1962 in Ashtabula, the son of Leonard F. & Betty G. (Wright) Goff, Sr. and has been a Jefferson area resident all of his life. Kevin was a graduate of Jefferson Area High School. His interests include ceramics, karate, watching wrestling, Kung Fu & Jackie Chan movies and playing video games.
Survivors include his father, Leonard F. Goff, Sr. of Jefferson, a brother, Leonard (Grace) Goff, Jr. of Youngstown, a sister, Leanora (David) Perfetto of Jefferson, nieces and nephews, Leonard Goff, III, Lynda Goff, Tamara Meeks, Kristin Goff & David Perfetto, Jr. and great-nephew and niece, Josh & Emma.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty in 2011.
A service will be held Monday, 3/19/18 at 12:00 P. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson. With the Rev. Mick Gilliam of the Jefferson United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be private in Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family, in care of Leanora Perfetto, 139 E. Erie St., Jefferson, OH 44047. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes and staff are honored to serve the Kevin Goff family. Visit fleming-billman.com to view obituary, express condolences or light a candle.
Iva Marie Mohr
Iva Marie Mohr, 75, of Conneaut passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center.
She was born April 24, 1942 in Pierpont, the daughter of the late Clifford and Ruth (Thayer) Pier and remained a lifelong area resident. Iva married Larry Mohr on February 18, 1986. Over the years Iva worked at Premix and Conneaut Die Casting.
She enjoyed logic book s and crypto grams, and crocheting, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Iva is survived by her husband of 32 years, Larry; daughter, Dena (Dan Biscoff) English; sons, Sean Lee Brady and Johnny Lewis; grandchildren, Joseph Capela, Michael, Cody, and Austin English, Johnny Lewis III and Tasha (James Williams) Brady; great-grandchildren, Roland Capela, Madden Williams, and Dominic Lewis; brothers, Kenneth and Archie Pier; sisters, Clara Wright, Josephine Miller, and Alene Franbach; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Harold and Robert Pier; sisters, Bessie Green and Shirley Lautanen; and her parents.
Funeral services will be at 2pm Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Thompson-Smith-Nesbitt Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut. Burial will follow at East Conneaut Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 12 until the time of service at 2pm.
Thompson-Smith-Nesbitt Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut is honored to serve the family. Online obituary and condolences at www.thompsonsmithnesbitt.com
Dianne Montero, 66, of Geneva, Passed Away March 11, 2018 at Geneva Village.
She was a Dietary Supervisor for Geneva Health Care also worked in Pasadena, Texas. Enjoyed crocheting & camping.
Survived By: Husband; David Cardona,Daughter; Mary Marlene Jordon, Geneva. Grandchildren; Michael & David Jordon, Great Grandchildren; Ryliee & David Jordon
Preceded by: parents- Richard & Winona (Trimbath) Dixon, Sisters: Marlene Cuccaro, Mary Ann Colicchio
No Services will be observed at this time.
Franklin Warner, age 80 of Geneva, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018 at University Hospital in Cleveland. Born March 27, 1937 in Canaan Valley, WV, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary (Heitz) Warner. He married Lexie (Preston) Deems on July 2, 1997 in Geneva.
Frank worked for many years as a Construction Supervisor for ODNR’s Parks and Recreation Division. Early on is his career he worked in the Shipping Department at the Rayon Corporation. An avid outdoorsman, Frank loved hunting and working on his hobby farm, running the backhoe and tending to his garden.
Frank is survived by his wife: Lexie; his children: Connie (Greg) Fobes, Kathy Lewis, Frank Jr., and Bryan; step children: Melvin B. Deems, David B Deems; 9 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; sisters Emily Smith and Flora Robinson, and his 4 legged best friend Rex. He was preceded in death by his parents; his 1st wife: Elizabeth; stepson: Randy A.; sisters: Sara Ann Williams and Hallie Brenwald.
Friends and family will be received from 5:00 to 8:00pm on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 175 South Broadway in Geneva. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, March 16th at the funeral home.
Obituary and condolences at www.behmfuneral.com
Helen “Louise” Harper
Helen “Louise” Harper, 64, of Madison, passed away Sunday night, March 11, 2018, at University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, while surrounded by her family. She was born to Kelly and Bessie (Pennington) Varner in Dry Fork, WV on October 9, 1953. She married Roger Harper in Oakland, MD, on May 15, 1974.
Louise loved life and took great joy in her children and grandchildren. Her greatest happiness was in spoiling those grandchildren! That love was always strong, and Louise took great care decorating for every holiday, making sure the feelings were festive and welcoming. She loved planting and maintaining her flower beds, and enjoyed going back home to West Virginia to visit family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Roger, of 44 years; children, Michelle (Nelson) Martel, Leslie (Jeff) Winfield, Heather (Jake) Rice; grandchildren, Marissa and Dylan Martel, Haylee Winfield, Keagan and Kinley Rice; brothers, Delmas (Darlene) Evans, Jimmy (Annetta) Varner, Donald Varner, Richard (Pam) Varner, Bill (Barb) Varner; sisters, Diane (Gary) Mininger, Arvilla (Layne) Godwin; and many loved nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may call from 10am-12pm, Saturday March 17, 2018 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison, OH 44057. A 12pm funeral service will follow at the funeral home. Final resting place will be Fairview Cemetery.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Thomas B. Herron
Thomas B. Herron, age 43, of Perry Township, Ohio passed unexpectedly in a car accident on Saturday, March 10, 2018. He was born October 1, 1974 in Painesville to Alice Marie Cole and William Michael Herron.
Thomas worked maintenance for many years at Sunless, Inc. in Macedonia. He enjoyed playing guitar, singing and camping. He loved spending time with his children.
He is survived by his children, Destani (Travis) Pennington, Kerstin Herron, Izabella Herron, Johnny Kelley, Thomas J. Herron; mother, Alice (David) Jeppe; father, William M. Herron; siblings, Grace Elizabeth Herron, Tonya Herron-Cremeans, Joey Allen Herron, Enoch Andrew Herron; grandparents, Madiline and Ray Cole, Sr.; aunts and uncles, Jeanette (Paul) Cole, Lorna (Butch) Hart, Jennie Cole, Annette Dawn (Mark) Hinz, and Ray Cole, Jr. He was preceded in death by his brother, William M. Herron, Jr and grandparents, Marge and Ora Herron.
Friends will be received 4 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, OH 44057. The Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the funeral home. Final Resting Place will be Madison Memorial Cemetery.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Jerry “JJ” G. Stitt, Jr.
Jerry “JJ” G. Stitt, Jr., 39, of Fort Avenue passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack on Friday, March 9, 2018.
He was born September 25, 1978, the son of Jerry and Patricia (Fuller) Stitt and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident. A 1996 graduate of Ashtabula High School, he participated in Boy Scouts, Saybrook Little League, and 4-H (raising rabbits) during his childhood.
JJ worked at Chapman Foods and Auto Zone before beginning a career with Chromoflo, where he had been employed since 2003 and currently worked as a Production A Operator.
A country music fan and avid hunter and fisherman, he also enjoyed four-wheelers and spent many hours riding them with family and friends. He loved being around his family and cooking, typically serving as the cook at all family picnics. He loved to help his parents on the farm (most of the time) and always came to everyone’s aid when they needed assistance with something. JJ also served as a great mentor to the younger members of his family, always teaching them the correct and safe way to do fun stuff, and then doing it with them. His loss will be felt by countless people whose lives he touched.
His survivors include his parents, Jerry and Pat Stitt of Ashtabula; his sister, Tricia Stitt of Jefferson; two nephews, Justin Stitt of Jefferson and Jacob Stitt of Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, SC; one niece, Jacqueline Delewski of Jefferson; two great-nieces, Savannah Ludwick and Miya Stitt; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his faithful K-9 companion and best friend, Cooper.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ruth Stitt and Richard and Violet Fuller.
Calling hours will be held 2-4 and 6-8PM Friday, March 16, 2018 at the ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 500 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula.
A service will be held 11 AM Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME. Pastor Erin Valenti of Jefferson Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Burial will be in Saybrook Cemetery.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Ashtabula County 4-H Foundation, PO Box 445, Jefferson, OH 44047. www.ducro.com
Margaret Senskey, age 93, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the Country Club Rehabilitation Campus where she was a resident.
She was born January 28, 1925 in Zephyrhills, FL, the daughter of Myron & Margaret Vesey. Margaret was a graduate of New Lyme Deming School and was married to Charles Senskey on November 13, 1942. She was an 18-year employee of Reliance Electric Corp.
Survivors include her son, Gary (Judy) Senskey of Ashtabula; two grandsons, Mark Senskey in South Carolina & Mark (Stacy) Senskey of Saybrook Twp.; four great-grandchildren, Cassidy & Cristy Senskey of Pittsburg, PA and Aaron & Bianca Senskey of Greensboro, NC; two sisters, Edna Mary (George) Piper of Andover & Jean Rheinscheld of Wilmington and two brothers, Ralph (Joyce) Vesey of W. Monroe, NY & Lloyd Vesey of Pompano Beach, FL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 73 years, Charles in 2015, a beloved grandson, Scot Senskey, sisters, Mildred (Graydon) Brooks & Frances Foltz and brothers, Richard (Jean) Vesey & Philip (Florence) Vesey.
At Margaret’s request no calling hours will be held. Private graveside services will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Plymouth Twp. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and staff, Jefferson, Ashtabula & Geneva are honored to serve the Margaret Senskey family. Visit fleming-billman.com to view obituary, express condolences or light a candle.
Michael J. Richey
Michael J. Richey, 52 of Kingsville died Monday (March 12th) after a long illness at the Saybrook Landing. He was born December 24, 1965 in Ashtabula the son of Joseph P. and Janet (Robinson) Richey. He has lived most of his life in the Ashtabula County area except for several years in New Port Richey, FL.
He was a 1984 graduate of Ashtabula High School and attended Kent State University. He had worked construction for several years until his retirement due to ill health.
Michael loves all sports especially the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns, Cavs and Indians.
Surviving him is his mother, Janet Frazee of Kingsville; his daughter, Mia (Tyler) Higgins of Atlanta, GA; a step-brother, Robert (Rebecca) Frazee, Jr of Saybrook and three step-sisters, Shelli (Greg) Lyle of Kingsville, Tina (Tim) Breland of Kingsville and Debi Frazee of Kingsville. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Richey in 1984; a brother, Patrick Richey in 2003 and by his step-father, Robert Frazee, SR.
Funeral service will be Thursday (March 15th) at 2:00 PM at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula with Pastor David Hines of the Kingsville Baptist Church officiating.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 12:00 PM until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the family c/o Janet Frazee. Condolences, light a candle and obituary at www.fleming-billman.com.
The family would like to thank Hospice of the Western Reserve and Ashtabula Regional Home Health for the wonderful care they gave Michael.
Keegan E. C. Maple
Keegan E. C. Maple, age 26, of Tompkins Rd., Dorset, died Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Roaming Shores. He was born on March 9, 1992 in Ashtabula, Ohio the son of Warren C. & Kelly L. (VanGilder) Maple.
Keegan was a 2010 Jefferson High School graduate and went on to work as a union painter. He was an Eagle Scout reaching the Order of the Arrow merit. He was in the National Honor Society, Botany Club, and was active in high school athletics. He played football and was a three year wrestling team captain. He was also an avid Cleveland Browns fan, saying that he respected the fact they always lose but continue trying.
Keegan’s boys, Brennan and Braxton were his world. He loved playing and rough housing with them. He enjoyed fishing and had just recently took up snowmobiling with his father.
Keegan is survived by his companion, Jessie N. Facer of Cleveland; his two children, Brennan M. and Braxton J. Maple both of Cleveland; mother and stepfather, Kelly L. Maple Kern and David H. Kern of Jefferson; father Warren C. Maple of Dorset; brothers, Kendrick P. Maple of Cleveland, Alex S. (Mandy) Kern of Ashtabula; sister, Jillian E. (Janet Benson) Kern of Mentor-on-the-Lake; maternal grandparents, Bill & Lonnie VanGilder of Ashtabula and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded by his uncles, Billy VanGilder and Kenny VanGilder; grandfather, Paul Maple; grandmother Janet Maple.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2:00 P. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, Ohio with Keegan’s favorite teacher Dr. John Patterson officiating.
Visitation will be held Saturday at the Jefferson Home from 12:00-2:00 P. M. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to his children, Brennan & Braxton Maple, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The staff at Fleming & Billman Funeral Home and Crematory are honored to serve the Keegan E. C. Maple family. Obituary, guestbook or to light a candle can be found at fleming-billman.com.
Glennella C. B. Rauckhorst
Glennella C. B. Rauckhorst, age 74 of Harpersfield Twp., died Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the UH Geneva Medical Center. She was born on May 28, 1943 in Unionville, Ohio, the daughter of August A. & Martha Q. (Zuver) Burkhart.
She lived in Pasadena, Texas for 37 years before moving back to Ashtabula County 5 years ago. She enjoyed ceramics, photography and painting. Her strongest passion however was her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Daniel E. Rauckhorst of Geneva, whom she married on December 14, 1968; children, Vincent A. (Karla) Rauckhorst of Geneva, Edward A. Rauckhorst of Geneva and Emily M. (Daniel) Sanderson of Geneva; sister, Shirley Burkhart; grandchildren, Taylor A. Rauckhorst, Jonathan D. Rauckhorst, Mathew V. Rauckhorst, Amber N. Rauckhorst all of Texas, Forrest R. Saunderson of Geneva.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Samuel Burkhart, Cecil Fortier, Phil Fortier; sisters, Lillian Praszek, Emily Bilicic.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 12:00 P. M. the Geneva Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 323 S. Broadway, Geneva, Ohio, 44041 with Elder Robert E. Hall officiating. Burial will take place in Unionville-Alexander Harper Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the Geneva funeral home from 10:00-12:00P. M. prior to the service. The staff at Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory are honored to serve the Glennella C. B. Rauckhorst family. Obituary, condolence expressions or to light a candle can be found at fleming-billman.com.
Ernestine L. Bullis
Ernestine L. Bullis, age 89, of Andover, OH, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 11, 2018. She passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio, surrounded by family.
She was born February 18, 1929, in Conneaut, OH, a daughter of Walter and Jeannette (Schlegel) Mittelstadt.
A resident of Andover since 1949, Mrs. Bullis was formerly of Kinsman and Chagrin Falls. She owned and operated Village Hill Stables in Andover with her husband from 1968 until 1985. Mrs. Bullis was formerly a member of the Cherry Valley Church of the Nazarene, but in recent years had attended the Andover Christian Church. She was a Christian and was very devoted to reading her Bible daily. She loved her horses and caring for them, going to horse auctions, watching any television shows related to horses, attending family picnics, and was a country music fan.
Mrs. Bullis is survived by her husband of 69 years, Thurman “Ernie” Bullis, whom she married Jan. 8, 1949, of Andover; daughter, Linda (Doug) Biesterveld of Bristolville, OH; son, Ernie (Barbara) Bullis of Williamsfield, OH; daughter, Lanette Farkas of Andover,OH; son, Timothy (Kimberly) Bullis of Westford, PA; daughter, Lana (John Shetler) Dietrich of Williamsfield, OH; 10 grandchildren, Matthew (Katie) Biesterveld, Wendy (Terry) Schoonover, Pamela (Joe) Abrams, Andrew (Chelsey) Biesterveld, Jonathon Browning, Jason (Sandy) Farkas, Anthony Farkas, Steven Farkas, Timothy (Kristie) Bullis, and Mark Dietrich; 11 great grandchildren, Emma and Joshua Biesterveld, Natalie and Heidi Schoonover, Lincoln and Alden Biesterveld, Gracelin Abrams, Aiden and Grayson Farkas, and Jayce and Lillian Dietrich; and her only niece, Jeannette Hilliard of Andover,OH. She is preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Alana Gay Bullis; son-in-law, Laszlo Farkas; grandson, Collin Browning; 3 sisters, Laura Lynch, Gertrude Kufleitner, and Dorothy Mikesell; and 4 brothers, Ernest, Walter “Buck”, Edward, and Fred Mittelstadt.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 1:00 PM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect St., Andover, OH, with Pastor Robert Gears officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Andover. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, March 14th from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the funeral home and also on Thursday from 12:00 Noon until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Andover Christian Church, PO Box 1268, Andover, OH 44003 or to the charity of one’s choice. An online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Frankie Mae Hughes
Frankie Mae Hughes, age 84, of Madison, Ohio passed away Thursday, March 08, 2018 at University Hospital in Cleveland. Born May 7, 1933 in Amigo, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Frank and Ruth (Thomas) Rhodes. She married Charles K. Hughes, Sr. in WV on December 27, 1953.
Frankie through her devotion to family guided the lives of her husband, children, grand children and great grand children to instill in them the love and quiet strength that was the foundation of her own life.
Upon graduating high school, Frankie left West Virginia to join her husband Charles who was serving in the Air Force. This afforded her the opportunity to experience a full and rewarding life in the military — but a part of Frankie’s heart always remained in West Virginia.
She is survived by sons, Charles (Beth) Hughes, Jr. of Madison and Frank (Sue) Hughes of Gresham, Oregon; ten grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren; brothers: Bob (Juanita) and Bill (Joanne) Rhodes. Frankie was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Charles.
Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Fairview Cemetery, River Street, Madison, Ohio.
The Behm Family Funeral Home of Madison is assisting the family.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Dennis A. Campbell
Dennis A. Campbell, 68 of Ashtabula Township died Saturday (March 10th) at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born April 28, 1949 in Ashtabula the son of Charles and Betty (Hakkarainen) Campbell and has been a lifetime area resident.
He was a 1967 graduate of Ashtabula High School and had been employed with Ashland Chemical as a quality control chemist until his retirement.
He is a member of East Side Presbyterian Church, He enjoyed coffee with his friends every morning; golfing; puttering in his garage and maintaining his cars. He loved visiting Marcus and his family in Las Vegas, spending time with his grandchildren and watching them participate in their various activities.
Surviving him is his wife Vicki (Doolin) Campbell whom he married September 13, 1969; two sons, Aaron (Wendy) Campbell of Concord and Marcus (Jeannine) Campbell of Las Vegas; four grandchildren, Jameson, Avery, Matthew and Carly; a brother, David (Charie) Campbell of Allen, Texas; a sister, Denise (Eddie) Kirk of Ashtabula and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be Wednesday (March 14th) at 7:00 PM at the East Side Presbyterian Church, 3440 Edgewood Dr. Ashtabula with Rev. Michelle Bartel officiating.
Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5:00 PM until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to The Family c/o Vicki Campbell for a charity to be decided at a later date.
The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula is honored to serve the Dennis Campbell. Condolences, light a candle and obituary at www.fleming-billman.com
Mary E. Stapleton
Mary E. Stapleton, age 80, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Tri-Point Medical Center. She was born February 10, 1938 in Logan County, WV. Mary married Fred J. Stapleton in Painesville on April 21, 1961.
Mary was a member of Mentor Church of Christ. She enjoyed reading and studying her bible. She adored and loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Fred; children, Tina (Warren) Ward of Perry, James Stapleton of Madison, Dan (Bonnie) Bradley of Lecanto, FL; grandchildren, Valerie (Derek) Helms, Steven (Amanda) Bradley, Nathan Ward, Austin Ward, Cameron Ward; six great-grandchildren, and sister, Velma Brown of Pageland, SC. She was preceded in death by ten siblings.
Friends will be received 10-12 p.m., Monday, March 12, 2018 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, OH 44057 with a funeral service to follow at 12 noon at the funeral home. Minister Jay-ar Miclat will be officiating. Final resting place will be Madison Memorial.
Contributions may be made in Mary’s name to Mentor Church of Christ 7201 Burridge Avenue, Mentor, OH 44060.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Joshua Tyler Nagle
Joshua Tyler Nagle, 20, formerly of Ashtabula, died February 28, 2018 at the Swedish Hospital in Denver, Colorado.
He was born December 21, 1997 in Ashtabula, Ohio the son of James and Michelle (Richardson) Nagle. Joshua graduated from Ashtabula County Technical Institute through Edgewood High School Class of 2016. After High school Joshua enlisted in the United States Air Force and was currently serving our country stationed at FE Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Joshua served in the 790th missile security forces squadron, dedicated to guarding our country’s nuclear assets.
Joshua married the love of his life Autumn Hull on December 24, 2016 at the Pentecostal Church of God in Ashtabula. Joshua enjoyed playing guitar, going hiking, camping, and spending time with his friends. We also volunteered at the local animal shelter and were enrolled into the animal foster program.
He is survived by his wife, Autumn; parents, James and Michelle Nagle; brothers, Killian Nagle and Michael Skaruppa; mother-in-law, Michela (Niciu) Hull; father-in-law, Thomas Hull; sisters-in-law, April and Summer Hull; and brother-in-law, Andrew Hull.
Joshua was preceded in death by his sister, Jamie Korb.
A Celebration of Joshua’s Life will be Saturday, March 17, 2018. Calling hours will begin at 10:00 AM and the service will be held at 12:00 PM (Noon), both will be located at the Pentecostal Church of God, 2221 Cook Rd., Ashtabula, with Rev. Kenneth Roberts officiating. Inurnment will follow at Greenlawn Memory Gardens in North Kingsville, where military honors will be performed by the American Legion Post #103.
Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made in Joshua’s name to: The Ashtabula County Animal Protective League, or the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.
Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula is handling local arrangements. Online obituary and condolences at www.ducro.com.
Thomas Patrick Young
Thomas Patrick Young, 41, died on Friday, March 9th 2018 due to medical complications at the Meadville Medical Center.
Tom was born March 17, 1976 at Ashtabula General Hospital. The youngest son of Thomas Wayne and the late Delores (Hofka) Young, of Pierpont, Ohio
After graduating from Edgewood High School in 1994, Tom attended Triangle Tech in Erie, Pa. Earning an Associate’s Degree in Specialized Technology with applications in Maintenance Electricity and Construction.
Tom worked in the Boiler Maker Union Local #744, for five years and prior to that; he was employed with ESAB and H&S Springs in Jefferson.
A man of many skills and hobbies; Tom enjoyed fishing, hunting, wood working, and spending time with his family at their camp in Canada. Skiing with his daughters, restoring his antique Ford truck; he also enjoyed bowling. He , Cathleen , Emily, and Joslyn enjoyed bowling together as a family.
Tom was a member of Monday night Conneaut Savings Bank Classic Bowling League at El Camp Lanes in Conneaut Ohio; Wednesday Nighters Men’s League, and Sundays NFL Mixed Couples League at Lakeside Lanes in Conneaut Lake, Pa. Tom has numerous bowling achievements including winning El Camps House Championship Tournament, Ashtabula county singles, He has thrown twenty one 300 games, his most recent on February 26th, and five 800 series with a high of 854. Tom enjoyed bowling so much he learned how to drill balls and has a personal shop at his residence where he drills, resurfaces and repairs balls for friends and family.
Tom will be remembered as a consummate family man. He loved and adored his wife Cathleen and his daughters, Emily and Joslyn. He was their world and they were his. He will be remembered for his courage and strength during his illness, his willingness to continue his life as he waited for his transplant.
Tom is survived by his wife of fifteen years Cathleen (Bean) Young; his daughters, Emily and Joslyn; his brothers, Raymond Young and David Young and his wife Amy, both of Pierpont; his nieces Rylee and Hannah Young; nephew, Zach Strack; his father, Thomas Young; mother-in-law Darlene Bean and a countless number of friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Delores Young; paternal grandparents Alex and Arlene Young, and maternal grandparents Stanley and Mary Hofka.
Funeral Services will be held at 7PM on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Williams-Ducro Funeral Home, 1071 State Route #7 North Pierpont, Ohio.
Calling hours will be 1PM until 3PM and 5PM to 7PM on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at The Williams- Ducro Funeral Home, 1071 State Route#7 North, Pierpont, Ohio
Tom’s family would ask that you make donations in his name to the American Heart Association, 1375 East 9th Street, Cleveland, Ohio, 44114.
WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 1071 State Route #7 North, Pierpont, Ohio is handling arrangements. www.ducro.com
Richard Earl Pallant
Richard Earl Pallant, 74, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
He was born on October 15, 1943 in Geneva, Ohio the son of Joseph and Harriet (Tyler) Pallant. Richard graduated from Geneva High School Class of 1961. He was an active member of the Harpersfield United Methodist Church.
Richard was well known in the farming community, hauling produce and eggs for area farmers, as well as Mike’s Farm Market. More recently, he would distribute extra produce to area food pantries and kept an eye on the best deals in the area for them. He was also involved with the annual Geneva Grape Jamboree for over 40 years.
Richard is survived by his children, Sherry Lake, Michael (Christine) Pallant, and Angel Pallant; nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; sister, JoAnn Pallant; brother, Harry (Pat) Pallant; step-brother, Tom (Denise) Pallant; step-sisters, Judy Pallant, Joy Pallant and Sue (Bruce) DeRidder; and a step-mother, Katherine Pallant.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Anthony J. Pallant.
Calling hours will be held, MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 from 6-8PM at the Zaback-Williams-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula. Graveside services will be observed WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018 at 11:00AM at Unionville Cemetery, Rt 84 and Countyline Road.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a local food pantry in his memory; a cause that was dear to his heart.
Gerald J. “Gerry” Allen
Gerald J. “Gerry” Allen passed away on March 9, 2018 with his family at his side. He was born on October 14, 1955 in Ashtabula, Ohio. He was the son of the late Elmer F. and Mary J. Allen. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved sister Betty L. Allen and brother Richard F. Allen.
A native of Ashtabula, Ohio, Gerald graduated from Kent State University and Youngstown State holding a MBA in teaching. Gerald devoted his entire professional career as a teacher and mentor for young minds. Gerald proudly served on the Ashtabula Area City School’s Board of Education and was a youth advisor for DECA. Gerald was a Past Exalted ruler for Ashtabula Elks BPOE #208, for two terms. He and Nancy traveled extensively visiting other Elks Lodges throughout the United States; enjoying every minute. Even after retirement, he continued to dedicate his life to helping others by working security at Kinder Morgan/Pinney Dock and as a case worker at Geauga County’s Job and Family Services.
Gerald is survived by his longtime companion and friend, Nancy Dearing, nephews & niece Rabon (Shannon) Allen, Rick (Amy) Allen, David (Chryss) Allen, Emily (Alex) Barnett. There are many cousins’ extended family and dear friends that Gerald will be forever remembered by.
Gerald fought a courageous battle with multiple health issues never complaining and always the first to say “it’s all good.” At Gerald’s request there will be no calling hours. A gravesite memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Ridgeview Cemetery, 7205 Austinburg Rd., Ashtabula at 11:00 o’clock. In Lieu of Flowers please consider “The Allen Family Trust” dedicated to giving scholarships to worthy local students in memory him and Betty.
As a fitting tribute to a Past Exalted Ruler for the Elks Lodge BPOE #208 “Let’s raise our glass to Gerry Allen and have the “Eleven O’clock Toast”.
The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula is honored to serve the Gerald Allen family. Guest book, condolences and obituary at www.fleming-billman.com