Obituaries

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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Alta Mae Sanders

Alta Mae Sanders, 88, of Sherrodsville, Ohio, died Sunday morning,  May 26, 2024 in her residence surrounded by her family.She was born Sept. 22, 1935 in Baughman, Kentucky and was the daughter of  the late Hubert and Martha (Merida) Baker.  Her...

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Delmer W. Bandel

Delmer W. Bandel, 80, of Carrollton, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.He was born Dec. 8,1943 in St. Francis, Kansas, a son of the late Augustus Bandel andViola (Sharzman) Bandel. Delmer attended a one-room school through eighth grade and went...

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Carol L. Lusk

Carol L. Lusk, 86, of Malvern, passed away Friday, May 17, 2024, at Aultman Compassionate Care Center in Canton, Ohio. A daughter of the late Carl and Helen Campbell, she was born Aug. 17, 1937, in Canton, Ohio. She is survived by her husband, William Lusk; son,...

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Twila A. Huffman-German

Twila A. Huffman-German, 87, of Vermillion, and formerly of Dellroy, Ohio, died Monday, May 20, 2024, at the Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky, Ohio. A daughter of the late John D. and Dorothy (Jewell) Howlett, she was born Aug. 1, 1936, in Augusta Township, Ohio....

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Roger L. Starkey

Roger L. Starkey, 85, of Mechanicstown, passed away Friday, May 17, 2024, in the Carroll Golden Age Retreat.   He was born June 23, 1938, in Louisville to Duane and Beulah (Kandel) Starkey. He was the owner of Windy Hill Dairy Farm for many years and a...

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Paul C. Waibel, Jr., MD

Paul C. Waibel, Jr., MD, 76, of Lake Mohawk, passed away Monday, May 13, 2024.  He was born Dec. 19, 1947, in Wilmington, DE, a son of the late Paul C. and Eleanor (Surdyn) Waibel, Sr., grew up in West Chester, PA, and came to Canton in 1978 when he opened his...

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Peggy A. Townsend

Peggy A. Townsend, 76, of Carrollton, passed away Friday, May 10, 2024.  She was born May 1, 1948, in Canton, a daughter of the late Lester and Nancy (Slutz) Gamble and resided most of her life in the Carrollton area.  She worked a number of years at Smiths...

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Shirley Essig

Shirley Essig, 93, of Waynesburg, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2024.  Services will be held Saturday, May 11, at noon in the Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home.    Interment will take place at Sandy Valley Cemetery.    Friends may call two hours...

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Billy N. Simmons

Billy N. Simmons, 87, of Carrollton, passed away Monday, April 29, 2024, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio.  Son of the late Burt and Ruby Cogsal Simmons, he was born Jan. 23, 1937, in Lee Township, Carroll County, Ohio.  Billy worked for 33 years at Regal...

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Ellen R. Bender

Ellen R. Bender, 76, of Minerva, died Thursday, April 25, 2024.   She was born Feb. 26, 1948, in Canton, to Olan and Betty (Yeagley) Sanor. She retired from PCC Airfoils in Minerva, was the owner of Eclectic Collection Doll Store for many years and is a 1966...

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Morris “Dean” Wells

Morris “Dean” Wells, 90, passed away peacefully in his home Saturday, April 27, 2024, after a period of declining health.  A lifelong resident of Carroll County, he was born in Carrollton June 20, 1933, to the late Morris J. Wells and Ethel “Jane” (Foster)...

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Mike Henry

To say that Mike was a friend of many would be an understatement. A banterer extraordinaire, he would passionately argue with animated details, followed by a hug, playful pat on the back, or clink of a bottle. Always up for competition, Mike was also a loyal...

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Services for Bruce Burgett

There will be a graveside interment service for Bruce Burgett Friday, May 3, at 12 p.m. at Zanesville Memorial Park, 1475 Military Rd., Ste. 111, Zanesville, Ohio, with Rev. Tom Allmon presiding. On Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m. there will be a Funeral/Celebration of...

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Cathy L. Hill

Cathy L. (Walker) Wood Hill, 77, of Tippecanoe, passed away in the Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital at Dover on April 22, 2024.   Cathy's family wishes to thank Hennis Care Center at Dover for their love and care of Cathy.   Arrangements are through...

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Matthew J. Howell

Matthew Joseph Howell, 58, of Vail, AZ, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 17, 2024, in Peppi’s House - TMC Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 27, 1965, in Alliance, Ohio, and raised in Carrollton, Ohio, the son of Linda Sue...

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Margaret Stephens

Margaret “Peg” Stephens, 78, of Minerva, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2024.   She was born Jan. 25, 1946, in Malvern, to John and Lillian (Dray) Randal. She retired from PCC Airfoils in Minerva where she had worked in the wax room and was a machine...

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Ernest G. King

Ernest Glenn King, 89, a long-time Dellroy area resident, died early Thursday morning, April 18, 2024, at the Aviva Hills Assisted Living Center in Canton. He was born Feb. 15, 1935, in Dellroy, Ohio and was the son of the late Clarence Button and Rose M....

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Robert L. McDannels

Robert L. McDannels, 96, of Carrollton, died Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at Twin City Medical Center in Dennison, Ohio. Born Dec. 9, 1927, in Beverly, WV, he was a son of the late James B. and Viola C. (Gibson) McDannels. Robert proudly served his county in the United...

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R. Lenora Devitt

R. Lenora Devitt, 91, formerly of Carrollton, Ohio, passed away peacefully at her daughter Donna’s home in Brimfield, Ohio, on April 19, 2024. She was born April 26, 1932, in Phoenix, Arizona, to parents Eugene Thomas and Edna (Whytsell) Sharrit. Lenora graduated from...

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Dexter C. Kaltenbach

Dexter Charles “Bunk” Kaltenbach was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Oct. 31, 1941, to the late James and Evelyn (Carnes) Kaltenbach. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Margie Toot Kaltenbach; two daughters, Kelley (Jim) Busch of Chillicothe, and Nikki (Victor)...

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Robert A. Mayle

Robert A. Mayle, 67, of Dellroy, Ohio, passed away April 15, 2024, at Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital. He was born in Canton on Jan. 18, 1957, to the late Raymond and Margaret Mayle. Rob enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping, playing with his grandchildren and telling...

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