Category: Obituaries

Herbert L. Booth, 92

Herbert Lee Booth, 92, of Paris, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2022, at Minerva Healthcare & Rehabilitation.  Born August 18, 1929, in Belington, WV, he was a son to Hayward and Alice (Moore) Booth. Herbert was a World War II veteran serving in Yugoslavia and Italy. He retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company where he worked as a rim inspector and forklift driver. He also worked as a farmer raising beef

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Tommy L. Colvin Jr., 36

Tommy Lee Colvin Jr., 36, of Scio, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in Elyria, OH. Born June 12, 1985, in Salem, he was a son to Tommy Lee Colvin Sr. and Cathy (Triplett) Colvin.  Tommy proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps for four years, serving in Iraq and Fallujah. He was a member of the Carrollton VFW and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He is survived

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Debbie A. Bennett, 53

Debbie A. Bennett, 53, of Carrollton, passed away in her home May 12, 2022, following an extended illness. Born April 14, 1969, in Canton, she was a daughter of the late Wilbur and Janet Johnson Gordon.  Debbie was an avid Ohio State Buckeye and Dallas Cowboy fan, and when she was not watching sports, she enjoyed gardening. Her biggest joy was spending time with her two granddaughters.  She is survived by

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Raymond E. Lashley Sr., 69

Raymond Edward Lashley, Sr., 69, of Carrollton, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Born Jan. 14, 1953, in Perrysville, he was a son to Carl Lashley and Vina Smith.  Raymond retired in 2002 from G.T.E. where he worked as a utility line man. He was a member of the Church of Christ. His passion was his family, especially his kids and grandkids.  Raymond married Helen “Sue” (Bake) Lashley April 20,

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Tim McNutt, 65

Tim McNutt, 65, of Carrollton, died suddenly Tuesday, May 3, 2022.  Born March 23, 1957, in Canton, he was a son to the late Alfred and Ruth (Williams) McNutt. Tim had many friends who he gladly helped when they needed answers or had car problems. He knew Fords, old tractors, or large trucks; just about anything on wheels; having worked at four different Ford Dealerships and two NAPA stores. He

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Gary L. Tekip, 76

Gary Lee Tekip, 76, of Carrollton, passed away Wednesday May 4, 2022.  Born July 25, 1945, to Raymond and Madeline P. (Atkinson) Tekip.  He was a superintendent for Superior Paving for over 25 years. Gary was very proud of owning and operating his own company, Generations III Paving, with his son and grandsons. He enjoyed playing his guitar and was a member of several bands throughout the years. Most of

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Ronald S. Gotschall, 70

Ronald Scott Gotschall, 70, of Carrollton, passed away Monday, May 2, 2022.  Born Nov. 16, 1951, in Canton, he was the son of Nadine (Raines) Gotschall of Louisville and the late Scott Gotschall. Ronald worked as a certified welder by trade. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Diana Fortney; daughter, Veronica Gotschall; son, William (Anna) Gotschall; grandson, Seth Taggart; granddaughter, Lillian Gotschall; sister, Debra (Dave)

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James E. Strawder, 68

James Edward Strawder, 68 of Carrollton, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.  Born June 6, 1953, in Canton, he was a son to the late Fred and Eileen (Nape) Strawder.  Jim worked at Good Year and Ohio Poly for 30 years. He transported the Amish for the past 10 years in Carrollton.  Jim married Katherine Louise (Lucas) Strawder Sept. 16, 1978. She passed away Aug. 30, 2017.                                                                                        Jim was

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Ruth Ann VanMeter, 92

Ruth Ann VanMeter, 92, of Minerva, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Aultman Woodlawn.   Born April 19, 1930, in Pattersonville, she was a daughter to Frank and Mary Frances (McConnell) Mills. Ruth was a farm wife and loved to garden and play cards. Ruth is survived by two daughters, Connie (Walt) Johnson of Minerva and Amy (Tim) White of Lexington KY; two sons, Larry (Anna) VanMeter of Minerva and

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Troy W. Roudebush, 50

Troy Wayne Roudebush, 50, of East Rochester, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2022, at Aultman Health Foundation.   Born May 2, 1971, in Alliance, he was a son to the late Joseph and June (King) Roudebush.  Troy had lots of friends and enjoyed spending time with them playing Dungeons and Dragons.  He was loved by all. Troy was an avid reader and read lots of books online.  He was a science

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Sandra R. Shank, 79

Sandra Roberta Shank, 79, of Minerva, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022.   Born Nov. 2, 1942, in Pekin, she was a daughter to Earl and Dorothy (Steigner) Keister.  Sandra worked as a bartender at the Eagles. She enjoyed reading books and doing crossword puzzles. Sandra is survived by her husband of 44 years, Charles of Minerva; three daughters, Malinda Carroll and April Shank, both of Minerva, and Lori (James) Lee of

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Hunter K. Brown, 77

Hunter Keith Brown, 77, of Carrollton, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Aultman Compassionate Care in Canton. Born July 30, 1944, in Arbovale, WV, he was a son of the late Warren and Grace Johnston Brown.  Hunter proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was known for being a hard worker, retiring from Republic Steel after 32 years. God has received a great husband,

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Ruth Ann VanMeter, 92

Ruth Ann VanMeter, 92, of Minerva, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Aultman Woodlawn.   Born April 19, 1930, in Pattersonville, she was a daughter to Frank and Mary Frances (McConnell) Mills. Ruth was a farm wife and loved to garden and play cards.Ruth is survived by two daughters, Connie (Walt) Johnson of Minerva and Amy (Tim) White of Lexington KY; two sons, Larry (Anna) VanMeter of Minerva and Robert

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Sanda R. Shank, 79

Sandra Roberta Shank, 79, of Minerva, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022.   Born Nov. 2, 1942, in Pekin, she was a daughter to Earl and Dorothy (Steigner) Keister.  Sandra worked as a bartender at the Eagles. She enjoyed reading books and doing crossword puzzles.Sandra is survived by her husband of 44 years, Charles of Minerva; three daughters, Malinda Carroll and April Shank, both of Minerva, and Lori (James) Lee of Augusta;

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Albert A. Grunder Jr., 89

Albert Allison Grunder Jr., 89, passed away suddenly April 14, 2022.  He was born Jan. 24, 1933, in Minerva.  He was a lifelong resident of Minerva. After many years of service, he retired from B&H Machine Shop. He was an avid card player, golfer and bowler. In his later years, he enjoyed watching the ME TV channel.  He was a member of Harsh Bible Church. He lived for his family

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Barbara J. Paxton, 76

Barbara Joyce Paxton, 76, of Minerva, passed away at her home Wednesday, April 13, 2022.  Born July 5, 1945, in Cleveland, she was a daughter to Alton and Mona (Blow) Spafford. Barbara loved working with children. She worked as an aide for Minerva Local School District and was a member of the Classified Union. She was involved with Minerva Women’s Club and served on the Minerva Public Library Board of

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Ruth L. Hoover, 81

Ruth Leone Hoover, 81, of Louisville, formerly of the Perrysville area, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 5, 2022, in Carroll Healthcare Center, Carrollton. Born Feb. 27, 1941, in Greene County, PA, she was a daughter of the late Samuel F Stout and Marjorie Rhome Stout.  She worked as a supervisor for Photomatic Typographers in N Canton and worked for GE in Cleveland; Bob’s Pub in Scio and had managed Rudy’s

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Andrew J. Kolbus, 66

Andrew “Drew”, “Andy” J. Kolbus, 66 of Amsterdam passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Mercy Medical Center in Canton.  Born May 16, 1955, in Akron, he was a son to Andrew A. and Eve Kolbus. During his life Drew enjoyed playing guitar, writing music and raising chickens on his property. He was an entrepreneur starting his own business, Kolbus Controls in 1976 which he continued to operate through the remainder

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Corinne Schaney, 77

Corinne Schaney, 77, of Carrollton, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Hanover House in Massillon.   Born Dec. 16, 1944, in Dutchman, WV, she was a daughter to York and Marie Parsons Carroll. Corinne was Baptist by faith and enjoyed gardening flowers. She will be remembered for her love and kindness for others, especially her family. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Martin G. Schaney

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Carol L. McClain, 83

Carol Leona McClain, 83, of Carrollton, was reunited with her Lord and Savior and her beloved family who had gone before her Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Born May 15, 1938, she was a daughter to the late Edison Benjamin Maurer and Maxine (Meyer) Maurer Angel. She was born and raised in the home of Lawrence and Leona Meyer, her beloved grandparents.  Carol was an excellent student, graduating third in her

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Paul E. Tolley, 54

Paul Eli Tolley, 54, of Louisville, passed away at his residence in the presence of his children Sunday, April 3, 2022.  Born Aug. 14, 1967, in Canton, he was a son to Earl and Shirley (Yacklin) Tolley.Paul enjoyed the outdoors and hunting. He enjoyed time with his children and grandchildren.Paul is survived by two daughters, Julie Tolley of Louisville and Amber Sickafoose of Canton; three sons, Paul Sickafoose, Christopher Tolley

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Gilda L. Wilson, 93

Gilda Louise Willison, 93, of Navarre, passed away Friday, March 25, 2022, at Aultman Compassionate Care Center.   Born March 17, 1929, in Salineville, she was a daughter to William and Florence (Gross) Thompson.    Gilda graduated from Minerva High School in 1947.  She spent most of her career as a nurse’s aide. She was an avid reader, enjoyed cooking, cleaning and playing cards.  She was well known for her quick wit and

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Karen L. Brunk, 73

Karen L. Brunk, 73, of Carrollton, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Aultman Hospital in Canton.Born Feb. 6, 1949, in Canton, she was a daughter to the late Robert and Pauline Ohler Grim. During her life Karen attended the Carrollton United Methodist Church.  She loved working outside planting and doing yard work, as well as sitting on the front porch swing of her home while enjoying the surroundings. One of her favorite

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Connie M. Tolson, 86

Connie M. Tolson, 86, died Monday, March 28, 2022, at Blossom Nursing and Rehab. Born Sept. 24, 1935, in Salem, she was the daughter of Howard S. and Hazel (Burt) Gillett. Connie was a 1953 graduate of Salem High School. She was a medical receptionist at Bacon Cibula Clinic and Dr. John Madison. Connie enjoyed reading, traveling, bowling, playing softball, going to casinos and spending time with her family. One

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Sandra K. Erwin, 62

Sandra K. Erwin, 62, of Carrollton, passed away Wednesday morning, March 23, 2022, at Aultman Compassionate Care Center in Canton. Born May 9, 1959, in Canton, she was a daughter to the late Richard and Mabel May Riegle. Sandra graduated from Carrollton High School in 1977 and was co-owner of Erwin Septic Service with her husband Bill since 2008.  She is survived by her husband Bill, whom she married Oct.

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Lillian C. Josie, 102

Lillian Clara Josie, 102 of Myrtle Beach, SC, and formerly of Malvern, passed away at her son’s home Saturday, March 19, 2022.  Born June 21, 1919, in Cleveland, she was a daughter to Louis John and Christina (Scherr) Bluhm. Lillian was of the Methodist faith. She enjoyed doing crafts and was involved with the Mohawk Women’s Club. Lillian is survived by a son, Richard (Kathy) Josie of Myrtle Beach, SC;

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Carl F. Heuer, 79

Carl Frank Heuer, 79, of Minerva, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Aultman Health Foundation.   Born April 12, 1942, in Tiskilwa, IL, he was a son to Gerhardt and Bertha (Carman) Heuer.   Carl was an avid Steelers Fan. He enjoyed playing bingo, mushroom hunting and fishing. He loved spending time with his family.  Carl is survived by his wife of 22 years, Debra Heuer of Minerva; five daughters, Carla Blakeman of

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Richard M. Patrick, 62

Richard “Richie” M. Patrick, 62, of Minerva, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at Aultman Hospital in Canton. Born May 5, 1959, in Steubenville, he was a son of Martin Patrick and Evelyn McKee.  During his life, Richie enjoyed being in Boy Scouts, was an avid coin collector and loved antiques.  Richie is survived by his mother, Evelyn (Modranski Patrick) McKee; two sisters, Janis (James) Rowley, and Debra (Wally) Alexander;

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Bill C. Pittman, 68

Bill C. Pittman, 68, of Annapolis, passed away in his home Sunday, March 20, 2022. Born April 20, 1953, in Knoxville, TN, he was a son of the late William E. and Violetta R. Harlan Pittman.  A 1971 graduate of Carrollton High School, he was passionate about music and playing his guitar. Bill loved watching sports, especially his grandchildren and the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Bill is survived by his wife of

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Lorrin J. Eick, 67

Lorrin James Eick, of Uhrichsville, Ike to his friends, passed away peacefully Feb. 6, 2022, at Alliance Community Hospital after a long battle with COPD. Born Friday, Aug. 13, 1954, he was a son to Jim and Joy Eick of Carrollton.  He was a graduate of Carrollton High School in 1972, where he excelled in Speech and Debate; Barbershop Quartet; many musical productions; marching, concert, and pep bands; Buckeye Boys

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Debra A. Beadnell, 66

Debra Ann Beadnell, 66, of Carrollton, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2022. Born July 10, 1955, in Canton, she was a daughter to the late William H. and Margaret L. Shafer.  She graduated from Carrollton High School. She married Joseph W. Beadnell on Feb. 10, 1974, celebrating 48 years together.  She worked for her father as a gas station attendant and bookkeeper for the Carrollton Sohio station. She and Joseph

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Clara Belle Zak, 91

Clara Zak (nee Harper), age 91, passed away March 7, 2022. She was born near Dellroy, OH, and graduated from Dellroy High School, Class of 1948, as valedictorian where she was also a cheerleader and band member.   She worked in real estate and as a homemaker. Clara was a member of Mogadore United Methodist Church. She loved to dance and sing, belonging to Sweet Adelines and other singing groups. She

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Sara J. Naylor, 79

Sara Jane Naylor, 79, a resident of the Oak Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Baltic, and a former rural Sherrodsville resident, died Friday night, March 4, 2022, after a long illness.  Born Aug. 13, 1942, in Bergholz, she was the daughter of the late Harold “Mutchie” and Hazel Elizabeth (Hardgrove) Williams.  Her husband, the late David H. Naylor, Jr., whom she married in 1965, passed away April 30, 2017. 

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Taunie L. Davis, 80

Taunie Lee Davis, 80, of Oklahoma City, OK, and formerly of Minerva, passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2022.   Born Jan. 8, 1942, in Minerva, she was a daughter to Harry McArtor and Irene (Severn) Richardson.Taunie grew up in Minerva where she had many fond memories. She attended and graduated from Minerva High School. She met and married her high school sweetheart, Raymond Davis. Together they had four boys: Tracy, Troy and the

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David J. Rohr, 61

David Joseph Rohr, 61, of Kensington, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, at Aultman Health Foundation.   Born Aug. 19, 1960, in Canton, he was a son to Carl and Arlene (Saylor) Rohr. David was a dairy farmer and loved the farm life. He enjoyed going to county fairs and spending time with his grandchildren. He liked people and spending time socializing.David is survived by his wife of 27 years, Cheryl Rohr

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Margaret A. Miller, 88

Margaret Adele Miller, 88, of Carrollton, died Feb. 28, 2022, at Aultman Hospital after a long battle with cancer.   Born April 5, 1933, in Steubenville, she was a daughter to Nina and Monroe Meteer.   She graduated from Perrysville High School and attended Columbus Business College. Aside from the time she spent working at the Pentagon for the Air Force while her husband served in the Army, she lived the rest of

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George E. McLaren, 91

George E. McLaren, 91, of Bloomingdale, passed away in his home Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. Born Feb. 4, 1931, in Lakewood, he was a son of the late Kenneth and Tenna Powers McLaren.  He retired from Ohio Edison and was the owner of McLaren & Son Excavating. He loved antique cars. He is survived by his daughter, Georgia (Walter) Martin; son, Randy (Mary Ellen) McLaren; four grandchildren, Wendy (Kyle) Pinkley, Crystal

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Wilma J. (Hull) Grigsby, 95

Wilma Jean (Hull) Grigsby, 95, passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 25, 2022.  Born April 13, 1926, in Mechanicstown, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd E. and Ruby P. (Ray) Hull.  She had worked at Taylor Aviation in Alliance, Surety Rubber, Carrollton Manufacturing, TRW Metals, Peacock Cleaners and the Carrollton Villa Restaurant.  Wilma was a member of the Carrollton United Presbyterian Church and Eastern Stars of Ohio #315.  Besides

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Michael E. Spicer, 39

Michael E. Spicer, 39, passed away in St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital in Lufkin, TX, Feb. 20, 2022, after a sudden illness. Born Sept. 25, 1982, in Canton, he was the son of Harold W. Ritchie II and the late Patricia M. Ritchie.  In addition to his father, he is survived by his sister, Bridgett Ritchie of Texas; and his son, Gaige Spicer of Cadiz. He was preceded in death by

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Wilmer R. Best, 91

Wilmer Raymond Best, 91, formerly of Carrollton, passed away Feb. 24, 2022, after a short illness.  Born July 7, 1930, in Carrollton, he was a son to the late Winfield and Clara Best.  Wilmer was always active in his community starting with serving his country in the Army Company A 19thInfantry Regiment during the Korean War where he received the Purple Heart for his bravery.  He married Georgia (Ruth) Pyles,

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Ruby M. Gilliam, 99

Ruby Marie Gilliam, 99, of Minerva, passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022.  Ruby was born to Ullysses Simpson and Racheal Virginia (Craft) Craft in Neon, KY, Nov.12, 1922, two years after women won the right to vote in the United States.Ruby grew up during the Great Depression. She attended Lees College in Jackson, KY, to earn a teaching degree and taught school for six years in Kentucky. While in college,

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Marcella A. Myers, 81

Marcella A. Myers, 81, of Carrollton passed away Sunday morning Feb. 20, 2022, at Carroll Golden Age Retreat.  Born July 27, 1940, in Canton, she was a daughter of the late John and Kate Arbogast Dunlap.  Marcella worked briefly at TRW in Minerva and Affiliated Products in Carrollton but spent the majority of her life as a homemaker taking care of her family. She was a Christian by faith during

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Braylen M. Novak, 18

Braylen Matthew Novak, 18, beloved son, brother and grandson, lost his life in a motor vehicle accident Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022.  Born Oct. 10, 2003, in Dover, he was the son of Stan and Tonya (Penick) Novak.  A senior at Conotton Valley High School, Braylen also studied at Kent State Tuscarawas. He was a 3-sport athlete, competing on the varsity squad of his school’s baseball, basketball and football teams. He

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John E. Moody, 93

John Earl Moody, 93, of Carrollton, passed away Feb. 13, 2022, at Aultman Hospital, following a brief illness.  John was born Feb. 20, 1928, to the late John and Ella (Sams) Moody and was a postal carrier at the Carrollton Post Office retiring after 33 years in 1989. During his retirement he began working at Loaves and Fishes food pantry in Carrollton and worked there until he passed away. He was

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Cynthia F. Strawder, 80

Cynthia Francis Strawder, 80 of Carrollton, passed away Friday Feb. 11, 2022, at home.   Born June 11, 1941, in Leesville, she was a daughter to the late Boyd B. and Mildred C. Elifritz. She was one of 11 children.  Cynthia worked as a waitress and cook at the Holiday Inn in Columbus, IN, for 16 years and later at Dave’s Diner in Sherrodsville for eight years. She attended Carrollton Baptist

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Joseph R. Stull, 70

Joseph R. Stull, 70, of Sherrodsville, died early Thursday morning, Feb. 17, 2022, in his residence following a five-year battle with cancer. Born May 5, 1951, in Dennison, he was the son of the late Robert Eugene and Annie Pearl (Riegle) Stull. Joe retired in 2013 as a transport driver for Nickles Bakery in Navarre, OH, after 12 years of service. He was previously employed as a driver for Twin Cities

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Thomas L. Stevens, 78

Thomas L. Stevens, 78, of Salineville, passed away in his home Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. Born April 28, 1943, in Minerva, he was a son of the late Charles E. and Charlotte A. Stevens. Tom was a member of Carrollton Baptist Temple and enjoyed his life as a truck driver and farmer, farming corn and soybeans. He loved people and loved helping anyone, always seeing the good in everyone. Above all, he

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Timothy A. Kuchynski, 65

Timothy Andrew Kuchynski, 65, of Kilgore, passed away in his home Thursday, February 10, 2022, from Parkinson’s disease. Born Sept. 20, 1956, in Parma, he was a son of the late Harry Gregory Kuchynski and mother, Mabel Lorene Gerig Kuchynski. Timothy graduated in 1975 from Padua High School in Parma and proudly served in the United States Army Reserves from 1974 to 1981. He retired from the Dr. Pepper Bottling Company

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Ellis C. Weaver, 76

Ellis Carl Weaver, 76, of Mechanicstown, passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 6, 2022. Born March 13, 1945, in Steubenville, he was a son to Elizabeth Tukosh Weaver and William Alexander Weaver. When he was a young boy, the family moved to Dallas, TX. Ellis remembered his time there fondly, especially his work at the Mesquite Rodeo where he worked the cattle chutes.  In 1964, he volunteered to join the Marine

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Walter T. Myers, 83

Walter Tyler Myers, 83, of Carrollton, passed away Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, after a short illness.  Born Dec. 1, 1938, in Barnesboro, PA, he was a son to the late Calvin E. and Zula C. Myers.  He was one of 15 children. Walter married Carol Ann Meacham May 14, 1960. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.                                                                                                Walter was a member of Baxter’s Ridge United Methodist Church where

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