Category Archives: Deaths

Edith L. Zwahlen, 75

Edith L. Zwahlen, 75, of Minerva, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Aultman Hospital. Born Feb. 5, 1942, in Canton, she was a daughter to Harry and Helen (Miller) Kibler.

She retired from Bank 2000 in Minerva after 27 years. She began her work at the Minerva Banking Co. and Cox Lumber. She volunteered at Aultman Hospital, where she attained 8,320 service hours. She was a member of Minerva First Christian Church and the Thursday night card club. She was a graduate of Minerva High School in 1960.

She is survived by daughter, Amy (John) Young of Pataskala; son, Doug (Lori) Zwahlen of Minerva; sister, Arla Jean Seck of Carrollton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Maggie (Robert) Carter of Carrollton, Rosemary (George) Myers of Eaton and Alfred (Norma) Zwahlen of Minerva; six grandchildren, Spencer (Felisha) Wazlavek, Tyler (fiancé Dannie Jo Ady) Wazlavek, Galina Young, Robby Young, Jack Zwahlen, and her namesake, Edie Mae Zwahlen; four great grandchildren, Dalylah, Rosalie, Everest and Alex; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Zwahlen, who died Aug. 7, 2009.

Funeral services will be Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. in Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home with Chaplain Terry Livengood officiating. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery in Hanoverton. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Aultman Volunteer Services or donate an hour of your time to your favorite charity. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at


Barney C. Grimes, 93

Barney Clyde Grimes, 93, of Perrysville, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb 15, 2017, in Carroll Golden Age Retreat. 

Vera Ondusko, 70

Vera Ondusko, 70, of Gables Care Center of Hopedale, passed away Feb.17, 2017, during a brief hospital stay.

Carl H. (Opa) Behrens, 72

Carl H. (Opa) Behrens, 72, of Carrollton died Friday morning, Feb. 17, 2017, in Aultman Hospital in Canton.

Eli Jason Wagner

Eli Jason Wagner, precious son of Eric and Brittany Wagner, was born into Heaven Feb. 13, 2017, at 10:20 a.m. at Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. He weighed 1 lb., 13 oz. and was 13.75 inches long. While Eli’s time here was short, he has touched the lives of many and is greatly loved by his family and friends. His Mommy and Daddy will forever love him, cherish every memory, and they look forward to the day they will see him again in Heaven.

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