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Shirley J. Kohler, 80

Shirley J. Kohler, 80, of Carrollton passed away in her home Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.

Born Aug. 2, 1937, in Canton, she was a daughter of the late John and Wilma Algeo Finnicum.

Shirley was an active member of Carrollton Church of Christ Christian Disciples. She was a Hospice volunteer and volunteer for the Carroll County Democratic Party.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, Bud Kohler; son, Darrell (Billie) Lumley of Malvern; daughter, Cheryl (Joe) Johnson of Canton; four grandchildren, Ashleigh (Devin) Kramer, Seth (Bethany) Hepner, Joshua Lumley and Jamie (Steve) Dornack; six great grandchildren, Brookx, Hudson, Shealeigh, Porter, Gabby and Gavin; and a sister, Sharon (George) Bendekgey.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother.

Funeral services will be Jan. 19 at 12 p.m. in Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton. Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. until time of services in the funeral home.

Robert J. Leggett, 84

Robert J. “Bobby” Leggett, 84, of 7251 Downey Drive S.W., Sherrodsville, died early Sunday morning, Jan. 14, 2018, in his residence following a brief illness.

Born Oct. 16, 1933, in Dennison, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mabel Hahn Leggett. His wife, Betty L. Tinlin Leggett, whom he married Oct. 22, 1956, died Feb. 9, 2016. He has missed her every day since.

Additionally, he was the last surviving of 14 siblings who included, eight brothers, Paul, Joe, Jack Sr., Earl “Max”, Dale G. and Waldon Leggett; two infant brothers; and three sisters, Theda Herbert, Mary “Kay” McKinney and his twin sister, Betty Rennicker.

He retired in 1980 after 30 years of service with the Diebold Company in Canton.

Judith A. Roach, 69

Judith Ann Roach, 69, passed away unexpectedly in her home, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.

Born Nov. 19, 1948, in Canton, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Strbavy) Madak.

Judie was a homemaker and active in St. Gabriel Catholic Church.

She is survived by two sons, Philip (Erin) Roach and Chad (Mandy) Roach, both of Carrollton; a daughter, Patricia (Ron) Clapper of Carrollton; a brother Joe Madak of Minerva; sisters Janet Edwards of East Canton and Joyce Foor of Ft. Myers, FL; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl S. Roach; son, Anthony Roach; and sisters, Jean Calhoun and Joann Bennett.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Jan. 12, at 11 a.m. in St. Gabriel Catholic Church with Celebrant Fr. Victor Cinson. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery in Summitville. Calling hours will be held Jan. 11 from 7-9 p.m. in St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Minerva.

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Myrtle E. Lindsay, 85

Myrtle E. Lindsay, 85, of Minerva, ended her journey here on Earth Jan. 1, 2018, and is now in heaven with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Born Nov. 23, 1932, in Dellroy, she was a daughter to William and Leona (Herstine) Brackin.

She was a lifelong resident of Carroll County and graduated from Dellroy High School in 1951. She retired from the Minerva Local School District as a cafeteria cook. She loved her family and enjoyed all of the parties and family get-togethers.

Roy N. Huffman, 64

Roy N. Huffman, 64, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Salem Regional Medical Center.

Born Aug. 16, 1953, in Canton, he was the son of Bernadine “Bunny” (Miller) Huffman and the late Quentin Huffman.

Roy was the maintenance manager for 34 years at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was a 1972 graduate of Carrollton High School and an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan. He was a member of Damascus Friends Church, and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in the Vietnam War.

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