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Wilma K. Burkhart, 96

Wilma K. Burkhart, 96, of Greensboro, NC, and formerly Malvern, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Spring Arbor of Greensboro, NC.

Born Oct. 3, 1921, in California, MO, she was a daughter to Carrel and Bertha (Lehman) Fulks.

She retired from Diebold where she worked for 30 years. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Malvern.

She is survived by a daughter, Robert (Betty) Santucci of Greensboro, NC; granddaughter, Tammy (Mike) Johnson of Greensboro, NC; and two great grandchildren, Katie and Taylor Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Burkhart, who died in 2001; son, Gerald Burkhart, who died in 2011; three sisters, Fern Hesse, Miriam McDaniel and Ila Geiser; and three brothers, Leland, Henry and Lawrence Fulks.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Malvern with Fr. Victor Cinson as celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Calling hours will be one hour prior to services Thursday in the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church Building Fund. Those wishing to send condolences sign the online register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.

Frances L. Brenneman, 73

Frances L. Brenneman, 73, of Carrollton passed away early Saturday morning, Nov. 11, 2017, in Community Hospice House in New Philadelphia.

Born June 27, 1944, in Augusta, she was a daughter of the late Ollie James and Hazel Berry Wood Weir.

Frances attended First United Methodist Church in Carrollton. She was a member of the McCook Ladies Bowling Association Board, Atwood Yacht Club and the Yacht Club golf team.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Dennis Brenneman; son, Dennis G. (Lynnette) Brenneman, Jr. of Carrollton; daughter, Melissa Brenneman of Carrollton; two grandchildren, Shaina (Brad) Eick and Nicholas Brenneman; two sisters, Mary (Glen) Shaner and Susie (Teed Martin) Hodge; two brothers, Ronald Weir and David (Becky) Gamble; and two brothers-in-law, Reginald Landry and Orville Hartline.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd Weir and Paul Weir, and two sisters, Doris Hartline and Shirley Landry.

A memorial service for Frances will be held Nov. 17 at noon in the Nazarene Church in Carrollton with visitation Friday, one hour prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made in Frances name to Community Hospice Truman House, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

David R. Bush, 65

David Richard Bush, 65, of Malvern, passed away, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Hennis Care in Bolivar.

Born April 27, 1952, in Pittsburgh, PA, he was a son of Donald Bush and the late Shirley (Fry) Tomcala.

He was a salesman for American Axle and Manufacturing (Colfor) in Malvern and a member of American Legion Post 375.

David is survived by his wife of 36 years, Kimberly (Butterfield) Bush; a daughter, Kristina (Chad) Leach, of Malvern; a son, Bryan Bush, of Malvern; grandchildren Tyler McGrew, Olivia Leach, Bentley Vukich and Aliana Leach; a brother, Keith (Patty) Bush, of Aurora, OH; mother-in-law, Donna Butterfield; sister-in-law, Shelly Richards; nieces and nephews, Katie and Michael Bush, Matt (Christy) Richards, Andy Richards and McKenzie Richards; and uncle and aunt, Jim and Ruth Myers of Carrollton,

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Joseph Tomcala; father-in-law, Richard Butterfield; and brother-in-law, Mitch Richards.

Funeral services will be held Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. in Deckman-Bartley Funeral Home, Malvern, with Rev. Don Phelps officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Friends may express condolences at www.bartleyfuneralhome.com.

Mary Ellen Mardis, 95

Mary Eileen Mardis, 95, of Carrollton, passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Carroll Health Care Center.

Born July 15, 1922, in Gander Flats, Minerva, she was a daughter to William Isaac and Grace Marguerite (Howlett) James.

Eileen was the first driver of the Carroll County Bookmobile. She drove it 27 years, enjoying each student as they chose the books they wanted to read. She also drove school bus for Augusta Local Schools.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann (Gary) Borland, of Alliance and Mildred (Ronald) Augenstein, of Louisville; two sons, Joe (Ealeva) Mardis, of Minerva and Gary (Janie) Mardis, of Mechanicstown; five grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, George L. Mardis; sisters, Naoma Grimes, Wanda McIntire and Margaret Heid; and a brother, Bill James.

Funeral services will be held Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m. in Bartley Funeral Home with Rev. Ben George officiating. Calling hours will be Thursday, two hours before services from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Dr. Stine, who was her physician for many years, Carroll Health Care Center for their loving care, also, Crossroads Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Carroll County District Library or Crossroads Hospice.

Friends may express condolences at www.bartleyfuneralhome.com.

Mary Eileen Mardis, 95

Mary Eileen Mardis, 95, of Carrollton, passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Carroll Health Care Center.

Born July 15, 1922, in Gander Flats, Minerva, she was a daughter to William Isaac and Grace Marguerite (Howlett) James.

Eileen was the first driver of the Carroll County Bookmobile. She drove it 27 years, enjoying each student as they chose the books they wanted to read. She also drove school bus for Augusta Local Schools.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann (Gary) Borland, of Alliance and Mildred (Ronald) Augenstein, of Louisville; two sons, Joe (Ealeva) Mardis, of Minerva and Gary (Janie) Mardis, of Mechanicstown; five grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, George L. Mardis; sisters, Naoma Grimes, Wanda McIntire and Margaret Heid; and a brother, Bill James.

Funeral services will be held Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m. in Bartley Funeral Home with Rev. Ben George officiating. Calling hours will be Thursday, two hours before services from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Dr. Stine, who was her physician for many years, Carroll Health Care Center for their loving care, also, Crossroads Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Carroll County District Library or Crossroads Hospice.

Friends may express condolences at www.bartleyfuneralhome.com.

 

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