Obituaries

Karen J. Beck

Karen J. Beck, 68, of Carrollton, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio.  Born July 27, 1955, in Wheeling, WV, she was a daughter of the late John L. and Phyllis J. (Bachmann) Beck.  Karen graduated from...

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Virginia M. Mastroine

Virginia M. Mastroine

Virginia M. Mastroine went home peacefully to be with the Lord at the remarkable age of 102.  Born June 14, 1921, a daughter of the late Alberto and Gelsomina (Rugani) Del Corso, and departing on Jan. 25, 2024, she has left a legacy of unwavering devotion to her...

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Judith J. Aquino

Judith J. Aquino

Judith Joann Aquino, a devoted wife, loving mother, and doting grandmother, passed away peacefully on her 85th birthday, Jan. 29, 2024, in Alliance, Ohio. Judith was born Jan. 29, 1939, in Canton, Ohio, to James and Nellie (Brediger) Jewell.  In her earlier...

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Roy J. Champer

Roy J. Champer

Roy J. Champer, 74, of Carrollton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024. He was born Aug. 24, 1949, to the late Paul and Anna Champer. After graduating high school, he took drafting courses. Roy worked for ODOT for 30 years and retired from the New Philadelphia Garage....

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Amy L. Tidwell

Amy L. Tidwell

Amy L. Ruby-Tidwell, 56, of North Canton, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024, in her home surrounded by family, following a long battle with cancer. A daughter of the late Wilbur and Janet (Johnson) Gordon, she was born May 16, 1967, in Canton, Ohio. Amy was a member...

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Charles H. Benning

Charles H. Benning

In Loving Memory of Charles Harvey Benning  It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Charles H. Benning. He departed this world Jan. 20, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. Charles (Chuck) Benning was born March 7, 1949, in...

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Larry Hawk, Jr.

Larry Hawk, Jr.

Larry Hawk Jr., 67, of Minerva, passed away, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024, in the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital. He was born Dec. 13, 1956, in Canton to Larry Hawk Sr. of Minerva and the late Rachel (Barnett) (Hawk) Cody.   He is the owner of Hawk Dairy...

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Bradley E. Wheeler

Bradley E. Wheeler

Bradley “Wheels” E. Wheeler, 67, of Port Clinton, Ohio passed away Friday, Jan. 19, 2024. He was born Jan. 1, 1957, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to Paul Wheeler and Joan (Hippensteel) Enterline.  While he probably was called many names over the years, most people...

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Ada J. Butterworth

Ada J. Butterworth

Ada J. Butterworth, 86, of Kensington, passed away Friday, Jan. 19, 2024, surrounded by her family. She was born June 1, 1937, in West Township to Bode and Gertrude (Archer) Greathouse.   She had worked at Pamida, Great Trail Golf Course, Worthington...

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Gloria M. Willen

Gloria M. Willen

Gloria M. Willen, 97, passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024, in Centreville Village in Carrollton, Ohio.   She was born Dec. 24, 1926, in Cincinnati, Ohio to Bernard and Pauline (Fischer) Wellbrock.   She was employed throughout her life wherever she...

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Ruth A. Tarr

Ruth A. Tarr, 89, of Carrollton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024. She was born Sept. 23, 1934, to the late John and Grace Marshall. She was a graduate of Bergholz High School. Ruth married the love of her life, Floyd E. Tarr, Jr. on March 27, 1954, and he passed...

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Robert L. Kellogg

Robert L. Kellogg

Robert L. Kellogg, 70, of Palm City, FL, passed away Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, in Fairview Hospital in Cleveland.   He was born May 2, 1953, in Alliance to the late Clifford and Ruth (Grafton) Kellogg. He worked as the City Manager for Rittman for 18 years and...

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Mary J. Johnson

Mary J. Johnson

Mary Joann Johnson, 88, of Amsterdam, Ohio, passed away Jan. 13, 2024. She was born March 10, 1935, in Amsterdam, Ohio, to the late Samuel and Martha (Chastain) Allen. In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her husband, George Johnson; son, Sam...

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Bruce A. Burgett

Bruce A. Burgett

Bruce Alan Burgett, 75, of Carrollton, Ohio, and Wilmington, NC, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024, in Canton, Ohio, after a brief illness. Bruce was born to Kenneth and Martha Burgett of Hammondsville, Ohio, and grew up on the family dairy farm in Jefferson County, Ohio,...

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James H. Grove

James H. Grove

James H. “Napa Jim” Grove, 65, formerly of Carroll County, Ohio, passed away suddenly Monday, Jan. 8, 2024. He was born Feb. 5, 1958, in Canton, to the late Richard and Bernice (Cummings) Grove. Jim was a 1976 graduate of Carrollton High School. During high school, he...

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John R. Miday

John R. Miday

John R. Miday, 89, passed away Jan. 7, 2024. He was born in Canton, Ohio, on June 16, 1934, to the late Lawrence Miday and Susan J. (Hoff) Miday. John had been a resident of Waynesburg, Ohio, since 1960. After graduating high school, he served honorably in the United...

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Denise Ralston

Denise Ralston, 71, passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, at Carroll Healthcare, where she had resided since Dec. 7, 2023. Born Oct. 9, 1952, in Canton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Ted and Donna (Dennis) Ralston. Denise was a 1971 graduate of Carrollton High...

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Judy A. Luedtke

Judy A. Luedtke

Judy A. Luedtke, 72, of Minerva, passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2024, in the Arbors of Minerva. She was born May 21, 1951, in Murray City, Ohio, to Wilbert and Martha (Sweezy) Sanborn. She was a housewife and loved to fish and cook and spend time with her...

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Dr. Shirlee Meola

Dr. Shirlee Meola

Dr. Shirlee May Meola, 88, of Mechanicstown, formerly of College Station, TX, passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. Born Dec. 7, 1935, in Canton, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Marie (Nichols) May, Sr. Shirlee...

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Kathleen A. Chambers

Kathleen A. Chambers

Kathleen A. Chambers, 77, of Minerva, passed away, Friday, Jan. 5, 2024. She was born May 19, 1946, to James and Veronica (Finnick) Draher.   She was the owner of the Minerva News Depot for 35 years. She is a member of the Minerva First Presbyterian...

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Robert Edwards Green

Robert Edwards Green, 73, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 1, 2024. Bob was deeply loved by many people and will be greatly missed. He will be remembered for his faith, his kindness, his warm heart, and his sense of humor. Fondly called “Bob, the Encourager” by...

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Chris M. Cowling

Chris M. Cowling

Chris M. Cowling, 37, of Adena, passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2023. He was born Jan. 10, 1986, to Johnny and Angela Cowling. He graduated from Buckeye Career Center where he majored in Diesel Technology. He enjoyed spending time outdoors. His parents would take him...

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L.D. Hollyfield

L.D. Hollyfield

L.D. Hollyfield was born in Carter County, TN, in a little place high on a mountain called Pogy. He was born to LeRoy, a farmer, and Sarah Ann (Potter) Hollifield on Nov. 24, 1928. He was the fourth child in a family of eight which included his brothers...

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Roberta L. Walters

Roberta Lynn Walters, a beloved member of the Minerva community, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023, at the age of 72.  Roberta was born April 4, 1951, in Minerva, Ohio, to Robert and Mildred (Elliott) Covert. Roberta dedicated many years to her...

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Audrey H. Kapelewski

Audrey H. Kapelewski

Audrey Helen Shepherd Kapelewski, 93, waited and waved her last goodbye from her front porch when she passed at home Dec. 23, 2023. A farmer from birth, Audrey knew how to make the most of any vegetable, fruit, or meat. From applesauce to Canadian walleye, from...

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Shirley E. McClosky

Shirley E. McClosky

Shirley E. McClosky, 87, of Amsterdam, passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2023, at the Country Club Retirement Village in Dover, Ohio. A daughter of the late Ray and Mary (Bell) Merrill, she was born Nov. 8, 1936, in Carroll County, Ohio. Shirley was a member of the former...

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Mark T. Kocher

Mark T. Kocher

Mark Thane Kocher, 71, of Minerva, passed away at his home Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023.  Kocher was born in Canton, Ohio, on Feb. 17, 1952, to Elmer and Marie (Casper) Kocher.   Mark served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion Post...

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Ray S. Borland

Ray S. Borland

Ray S. Borland, 94, of Carrollton, passed away Dec 7, 2023. Born Dec. 11, 1928, near Dellroy, Ohio, he was a son of the late George and Verna (Little) Borland. He was a 1946 graduate of Dellroy High School and a veteran of the Korean War, 101st Airborne. He retired...

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Dorothy H. Moore

Dorothy H. Moore

Dorothy H. Moore, 77, of Carrollton, Ohio, died early Friday morning, Dec. 8, 2023, in the Carroll Golden Age Retreat surrounded by her loving family.She was born Aug. 29, 1946, in Moodus, CT, and was the daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy (Rich) Wardwell....

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Todd A. Reed

Todd A. Reed

Todd A. Reed, 57, of Malvern, passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, in Aultman Hospital.   He was born May 2, 1966, in Canton. Todd worked for over 35 years as a journalist, sportswriter, and photographer. He spent most of his career at The Malvern Community...

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