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Dingess Memorial Service

A memorial service celebrating the lives of Lindsey and Jean Dingess will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, at 12 noon.

Lindsey passed away Oct. 14, 2013. Jean passed Feb. 4, 2017.

The service will be held in Carrollton Bible Chapel with Pastor Chuck Wilson officiating. A meal for family and friends will be served in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service.

Susan J. Litt, 75

Susan J. Litt, 75, of Frostproof, FL, formerly of Carrollton, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2017.

Born in Waynesburg, OH, she was the daughter of Gladys and George Long.

She married George A. Litt April 16, 1971. Susan worked at Nationwide Insurance where she met George.

Susan is survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Beverly and Ray Lutz of Canton and Wanda and Larry Bittaker of Carrollton; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, stepchildren and several great stepchildren.

She and George were great football fans, especially the Ohio State Buckeyes. She loved her community of friends and golf buddies at Lily Lake in Florida, where she had a couple of hole-in-ones.

In keeping with her wishes there will be no formal services. Cremation has taken place with burial in Waynesburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Susan’s name my be made to Carroll County Animal Protection League, PO Box 353, Carrollton, OH 44615 or the Carroll County Humane Society, PO Box 61, Carrollton, OH 44615.

Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton assisted the family with arrangements.

John T. “Ted” Rhuark, 84

John T. “Ted” Rhuark, 84, formerly of Massillon and East Canton, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, in Genesis Hospital, Zanesville, OH.

Born June 10, 1933, in Dayton, he was a son to the late Elwood and Ida “Sid” (Campbell) Rhuark.

He was a Massillon resident for two years and formerly of East Canton for more than 20 years. Ted was a U.S. Air Force Vietnam veteran. He retired from the U.S. Army reserves after 22 years where he served with the Army Security Agency. Ted was also retired from RTI Technologies Inc. He was a member of the Massillon Church of Christ, life member of the American Legion, Lowell D. Oberly American Legion Post #667 for 22 years, Massillon American Legion Post #0221 and the G.D.I. Club.

He is survived by his wife, Julia Ann Rhuark; 11 children, Lisa (Lewis) Miller, Larry (Sue) Kessler, Ron (Pam) Kessler, Carol (Randy) Sauers, Barney (Barb) Kessler, Barb (Doug) Slabaugh, Jane (Ray) Kmatz, Rich (Kris) Kessler, Tob (Mary Ann) Coss, Todd (Jennifer) Coss and Timothy (Tara) Coss; 23 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and one sister, Judith Eynon of Carrollton.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Georgia Munn; second wife, Anne E. Rhuark in 2012; and one grandson, Kevin Kessler in 2010.

Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m. in Sanders Funeral Home in East Canton with Glenn Hawkins officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Friday from 1 – 2 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care, 713 Forest Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701 or the American Legion.

Sanders Funeral Home


Mary J. Lehman, 84

Mary Janet Lehman, 84, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.

She was the daughter of Ralph and Romaine McCully.

She graduated from Carrollton High School and lived in Carrollton until the early 1990s when she and husband, Ray Lehman, moved to the Canton area.

She loved to sing and was a member of the high school choir, church choir and Neva Locker’s “Carroll Tones.”

She had two brothers, one of whom died at a young age, making her the oldest of four sisters and one brother.

Albino Scopel, 95

Albino Scopel, 95, of Amsterdam passed away late Saturday evening, Aug. 5, 2017, in Parkside Assisted Living in Westerville.

Born Oct. 21, 1921, in Amsterdam, he was a son of the late John and Rose Molletti Scopel.

He was a World War II Army veteran serving in the cavalry. He served overseas in Burma, China and India, returning to the Unites States in 1946. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Amsterdam.

Albino is survived by two grandchildren, Shawn (Michelle) Shepherd of Granville, and Amy (Darren) McIntosh of Lewis Center; three great grandchildren, Jacob, Madi, and Chase; and two sisters, Marie and Angie.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Victoria; daughter, Shirley; four brothers; and three sisters.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Jack McCoy officiating. Burial will following in Harlem Springs Cemetery with full military honors provided by the DAV, VFW, and American Legion. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. in Dodds Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Albino’s name to St. Joseph Parish in Amsterdam.

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