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Myrtle A. Marteney, 92

Myrtle A. (Suder) Marteney, 92, of Minerva, passed away Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Arbors at Minerva following a two-month decline in health.

Born Dec.14, 1924, in Hall, WV, she was a daughter to Alva and Ethel (Williams) Suder and stepmother, Virginia Suder.

She was a stay at home mother, except for a period of time when she worked at Neff’s Bakery. She was a babysitter for several local children during the time she lived in Minerva and Malvern. She was a member of Minerva First Christian Church where she was a member of the U&I Sunday school class and served as a deaconess.

Joan Wells, 74

Joan Wells, 74, of Carrollton passed away Sept.18, 2017, in Oak Hill Manor in Louisville.

Born Dec.1, 1942, in Hayesville, NC, she was a daughter of the late James and Edna Marr Garrett.

Joan was a member of the Carrollton Baptist Temple.

She is survived by her husband, Tom Wells, whom she married Oct. 7, 1962; two daughters, Angel Wells (Tim) Cogan of Minerva and Lori Wells Kaser of Millersburg; four grandchildren; and a great granddaughter.

The family would like to thank the staffs at Oak Hill Manor in Louisville and Great Lakes Hospice for their loving care.

A memorial service for Joan will be held Sept. 22 at noon in Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton. Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. until time of services.

Memorial contributions may be made in Joan’s memory to Oak Hill Manor Activity Fund, 4466 Lynnhaven Ave. NE, Louisville, OH 44641.

Phyllis Newell, 68

Phyllis Newell stepped into the arms of her heavenly Father on a beautiful September day surrounded by her family, in the comfort of the home she loved.

Phyllis was born Sept. 15, 1948, and lived most of her life in her beloved Carroll County. She graduated from Carrollton High School in 1966, then spent an additional year as a Rotary Exchange Student in Australia. She graduated from Malone College with a degree in Music Education and the University of Dayton with a master’s degree in Education. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church.

She taught elementary music in Carrollton Schools for 41 years and loved (almost) every minute of it! Her music programs were legendary! Her primary motivation in teaching music was to “teach kids to love and appreciate music.”

Barbara A. Bussard, 80

Barbara Ann Bussard, 80, of Carrollton passed away Sept.14, 2017, in the Arbors in Minerva.

Born Dec. 30, 1936, in Canton, she was a daughter of the late Werner and Helen Spanger Dysle.

Barbara was retired from Marlington High School after many years teaching and as a guidance counselor in several school districts.

She is survived by a sister, Doris Richards of North Canton; devoted companion, Russ Eckley of Carrollton; and many nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James, in 2007; son, Todd, in 2014; a brother, Donald Dysle; and sister, Evelyn Dysle.

Per her requests no services will be held and memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Carroll County Animal Protection League, P.O. Box 353, Carrollton, OH 44615. Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton assisted the family with arrangements.

Irene E. Johnson, 90

Irene Elizabeth Johnson, 90, of Carrollton, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Carroll Health Care Center.

Born Sept. 14, 1927, in Ravenswood, WV, she was a daughter to Thomas and Estella (Howell) Rector.

She was employed by HARCATUS before becoming the resident manager at Carroll Square and Carroll Court from 1974 to 1987. Irene was one of the founding members of the Carrollton Bible Chapel where she remained an active member for years. She enjoyed making quilts for her family and friends. Later in life she enjoyed working as a foster grandparent for Carrollton Schools.

She is survived by two sons, William (Betty) Johnson of Carrollton and Robert (Mary) Johnson of Dennison; one daughter, Jo Ann (Ed) Hilliard of Carrollton; a daughter- in- law, Eloise Johnson of Mechanicsburg, PA; three brothers, Darrell (Pat) Rector of Malvern, Delbert (Donna) Rector and Richard Rector, both of Carrollton; a sister, Pauline Postlethwait of Weirton, WV; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a son, Gary L. Johnson; a brother, Edwin Rector; two sisters, Edith Brown and Geraldine Roush; and a grandson, Jeff Hilliard.

Calling hours for Irene will be Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Allmon-Dugger-Cotton Funeral Home in Carrollton. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Chuck Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery.

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