Obituaries

Margaret M. Grindstaff

Margaret M. Grindstaff, 87, of Carrollton, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2024, in the Carroll Healthcare Center. She was born Oct. 3, 1936, in Canton to Clyde and Jessie (McCartney) Wood. She retired from Stark Ceramics and Alliance Manufacturing and is a member of...

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Timothy L. Swonger, Sr.

Timothy Lee Swonger, Sr., 63, passed away unexpectedly July 8, 2024. Tim was born in Canton, Ohio on Sept. 18, 1960. He loved helping and serving his community. In his spare time, he loved spending time with his family, cracking jokes and being goofy, as well as...

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Sr. Sheila A. Rooney

Sr. Sheila Ann (Patrick) Rooney, RGS, 85, a member of the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, died peacefully July 6, 2024, at the Convent in Carrollton, Ohio.  She was born Nov. 21, 1938, in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She was preceded in deathbyher...

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Jimmy A. Vance

Jimmy A. Vance, 77, of Carrollton passed away Friday, July 5, 2024, in the Rose Lane Care Center in Massillon from a two-year battle with cancer.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Nelson) Vance who died in 2018, a sister, Connie Varian and a brother,...

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Gordon M. Harrelson, Sr.

Gordon McAllum Harrelson, Sr., passed away June 30, 2024, at the age of 71 in Carrollton, Ohio.   Born Sept. 20, 1952, in Pittsburgh, PA, he was a cherished member of his community and a successful businessman. Gordon was a graduate of Bloomfield Hills Andover...

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Harold Twaddle

Harold Twaddle, 92, of Carrollton, Ohio, passed away surrounded by his family July 3, 2024, at Aultman Hospital. He was born April 5, 1932, to the late Grace and Norman Twaddle. In addition to his parents, Harold is preceded in death by his twin brother who passed...

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Jeffrey L. Hager

Jeffrey L. Hager, 61, of Massillon, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2024. He was born Nov. 25, 1962, in Anacortes, WA, a son of Barbara Hager and the late Peter Hager, Sr.  Jeff served with the U.S. Air Force and retired from the Magnolia Police Department...

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Dolly Hoffman

Dolly Hoffman, 81 of Carrollton, and formerly Minerva, left this world to be with her husband, Sam on Friday, June 28, 2024, after battling dementia for several years.  If Dolly could have been described in one word it would have been vibrant. She was extremely...

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Doris J. Nuske

Doris J. Nuske, 67, of Carrollton, died Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. Born March 8, 1957, in Carrollton, she was a daughter of Ralph and Shirley (Hamrick) Brackin. Doris graduated from Carrollton High School and worked as a driver for...

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Cynthia S. Bailey

Cynthia Sue Bailey, 76, of Alliance, Ohio suddenly passed away June 23, 2024, when she was involved in a tragic car crash. Cynthia was born Dec. 6, 1947, in Dayton, Ohio to the late Eugene Bailey and Mabel Reed (Francis). After graduating from Glenwood High School in...

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Vern Baldwin

Vernon “Vern” Baldwin, 92, of Carrollton, passed away Sunday afternoon, June 23, 2024, at Mercy Medical Center Cleveland Clinic in Canton. Born June 5, 1932, in Uhrichsville, Vern was the son of the late Foster and Myrtle Johnson Baldwin. Vern was a man of deep...

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Arthur E. Theil

Arthur E. Theil, longtime band and choir director at Carrollton High School, died June 7, 2024, in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, following an extended illness.  Arthur Edward Theil, Jr. was born to Dorothy Shutze Theil (deceased) and Arthur Edward Theil, Sr....

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Fred S. Beatty, Jr.

Fred Sheldon Beatty, Jr. of Carrollton, Ohio passed away June 20, 2024, at the age of 81 at New Dawn Rehab and Healthcare Center in Dover, Ohio.   Born Jan. 9, 1943, Fred was the oldest of eight children to the late Fred Sheldon “Peg” Beatty Sr. and Alberta...

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John C. Sanor

John C. Sanor, 72, of Minerva, passed away Monday, June 17, 2024, in the Arbor’s of Minerva. He was born Feb. 28, 1952, in Salem to the late Delmar and Geneva (Whinnery) Sanor.   He had worked at the family farm, the Sanor Fruit Farm.   He is...

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Carol A. Myers

Carol Ann Myers, 81, of Carrollton, Ohio passed away Friday, June 14, 2024. She was born Oct. 29, 1942, to the late Stewart and Irma Meacham. Carol married the love of her life, Walter T. Myers on May 14, 1960, and he passed away Feb. 6, 2022. Carol was a member of...

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Ruth Ann Trushel

Ruth Ann Trushel, 87, of Carrollton, died peacefully at home Saturday, June 15, 2024. Born Aug. 25, 1936, in Belmont County, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Wayne and Blanche (Carpenter) Phillips. She married G. Richard “Dick” Trushel on June 9, 1953, and...

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Thomas W. Stone

Thomas W. Stone, 94, of Carrollton, Ohio passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family on June 8, 2024.  He was born Sept. 20, 1929, in Amsterdam, Ohio to the late Thomas Richard and Mary Josephine (Foit) Stone.  Tom and Irene...

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Donald “Lynn” Molen

Donald “Lynn” Molen, a beloved member of the Minerva Lions community, passed away June 15, 2024, after battling cancer for the past year. Born March 12, 1945, in Canton, Lynn was the son of John and Mabel Molen. He was preceded in death by his father, John Molen in...

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Patricia A. Dundr

Patricia Ann Dundr, 77, of Freeport, passed away peacefully in her home June 3, 2024, following a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Twin City Hospital on Jan. 19, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Charles P. “Tiny” and Geneva Lucille (Pongratz)...

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James K. Markley

James K. Markley of Tampa, Florida, died June 13, 2024. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas G. Markley and Zella M. Markley of Carrollton, Ohio. Born Oct. 15, 1945, James attended Carrollton Elementary and Carrollton High School until 1963 and then...

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Dolores M. Linard

Dolores Marie Linard, 92, gently passed into our Lord and Savior June 10, 2024. She was born June 7, 1932, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Eulalee Virtue of Scio, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Linard. She is survived by her daughter,...

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Lawrence E. Lovett, Sr.

Lawrence Eugene “Pete” Lovett Sr., 75, of Malvern, passed away at Senior Suites at Century Farm on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. Pete was born in Weston, WV, on July 21, 1948, to James and Virginia Lovett. Pete, a devoted welder, was known for his exceptional skills and...

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Rev. James W. Ricketts

Rev. James W. Ricketts, 84, of Dellroy, left this earth to be with his Savior Monday morning, surrounded by his loving family.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife of 41 years, Janet L. Ricketts, until she passed away in 2002; and his loving...

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Thomas W. Stone

Thomas W. Stone, 94, of Carrollton, formerly of Amsterdam, passed away Saturday morning June 8, 2024, at home surrounded by his family. A memorial service for will be held Saturday, June 15, 2024, at 11 a.m. in the Carrollton Bible Chapel, Rt. 43,...

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Pamela K. Stimmel

Pamela K. Stimmel, 71, of Malvern, passed away Friday, May 24, 2024.   She was born Nov. 12, 1952, in Canton to the late Glenn and Jean (Rist) Stimmel.   She retired from the Malvern Post Office where she was a rural mail carrier for over 40...

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Betty L. Love

Betty L. Love, 92, passed away June 2, 2024. She was born Nov. 27, 1931, to Joseph Jeddiah and Clara Gertrude (Brackin) Cole. On June 30, 1949, she married H. Palmer Love, Jr. who survives her. Together, they raised four children, Sheila (Lenny) Fish of Bowerston,...

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Royal W. Miller

Royal “Smokie” W. Miller, 92, of Carrollton, passed away June 3, 2024, at the Golden Age Retreat after a short illness.   He was born Jan. 4, 1932, in Wetzel County, WV, to Austin and Artie Miller.   He graduated from Perrysville High...

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Janet MacDonald Johnston

Janet MacDonald Johnston, 96, of Carrollton, Ohio passed away Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Arbor Landing in Hampstead, NC. She was born Jan. 15, 1928, in Canton, Ohio to the late Roderick Adam MacDonald and Clara Josephine Clark MacDonald. She was predeceased by her...

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Genia E. Gromley

Genia Elizabeth (Hinton) Gromley joined our Lord on May 27, 2024. She was born at home to Dallas (Dack) and Mary Rudge Hinton on Sept. 12, 1944, in Lee Township, Carroll County, Ohio. She graduated in 1962 from Carrollton High School, and then from Aultman Hospital...

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Ronald A. Koniecko

Ronald Alexander Koniecko, 84, of Minerva, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2024 in Canterbury Villa in Alliance.   He was born Jan. 1, 1940, in Poland to Alexander and Mary (Jaglowski) Koniecko.   He retired for the Timken Company and Timken Research...

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