Category: Obituaries

Harry M. Nichols, Jr., 76

Harry M. Nichols, Jr., 76, of New Cumberland, a beloved family man, passed away unexpectedly on July 14, 2024, at his residence. Born on Dec. 8, 1947, Harry was the son of the late Harry M. and Armatha (Atkins) Nichols, Sr. and graduated from Carrollton High School at Carrollton. He had also attended Stark State College at Canton to further his knowledge and skills. Harry led a fulfilling work life,

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Timothy Lee Swonger, Sr., 63

Timothy Lee Swonger, Sr., 63, passed away unexpectedly on July 8, 2024.  Tim was born in Canton 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 hunting, fishing and pulling tractors at local tractor pulls.  Tin attended Perrysville grade school and graduated from Carrollton High School in 1978. He

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Sr. Sheila Ann (Patrick) Rooney, RGS, 85

Sr. Sheila Ann (Patrick) Rooney, RGS, 85, a member of the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, died peacefully on July 6, 2024, at the Convent in Carrollton, Ohio.   She was born on November 21, 1938, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was preceded in deathbyher parents, James P. Rooney and Verna L. (McBride) Rooney and her brother, James Patrick Rooney.  Sr. Sheila graduated from Alliance High School in

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Gordon M. Harrelson, Sr., 71

Gordon McAllum Harrelson, Sr., passed away on June 30, 2024, at the age of 71 in Carrollton, Ohio. Born on September 20, 1952, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was a cherished member of his community and a successful businessman. Gordon was a graduate of Bloomfield Hills Andover High School and Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to own and operate Norton Shores Tire Store and Harrelson Electric

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Richard J. McClain II, 37

On July 2, 2024, at the age of 37, Richard J. McClain II’s spirit departed this earth.  Ricky, a beacon of unwavering friendship and kindness, has left an unforgettable mark on the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him.  Throughout his life, a few of his great joys included spending time with his son, Hunter, cooking for his family and friends and any activity where he could

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Edna A. Lucas, 79

Edna A. Lucas, 79, of Carrollton passed away on June 27, 2024.  She was born in Carrollton on Nov. 16, 1944, to the late William and Lena Berry. For over 30 years she worked at the Golden Age Retreat doing multiple jobs wherever she was needed. Cooking, laundry or as a nurse’s aide. Later she would work at the Circle K for 14 years. Faith and family were very important

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Sarah J. Ullom, 60

Sarah J. Ullom, 60, of Carrollton, formerly of Navarre, died Friday, June 28, 2024, at Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio following a brief illness. A daughter of the late Howard and Wanda (Long) Heinzman, she was born on January 14, 1964, in Canton. Throughout her life, Sarah enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family. She is survived by two sons, Justin (Jen) Riegle and Clayton (Cassie) Riegle;

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Doris J. Nuske, 67

Doris J. Nuske, 67, of Carrollton, died Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. Born on 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 the Book Mobile.  She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and cooking, and will be remembered for how much she loved raising and spending time with her

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Dolly Hoffman, 81

Dolly Hoffman, 81, of Carrollton, formerly of Minerva, left this world to be with her husband, Sam, Friday, June 28,2024, after battling Dementia for several years.  If Dolly could have been described in one word it would have been vibrant. Extremely outgoing and could talk to anyone and everyone. Her two favorite subjects were Maddy and Morgan; and then of course Sam; followed by Jesse (her little dog); and finally

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Vernon “Vern” Baldwin, 92

Vernon “Vern” Baldwin, 92, of Carrollton, passed away Sunday afternoon, June 23, 2024, at Mercy Medical Center Cleveland Clinic in Canton. Born on June 5, 1932, in Uhrichsville, Vern was the son of the late Foster and Myrtle Johnson Baldwin. Vern was a man of deep Christian faith, wholly devoted to his family. Known for his kindness, fairness, honesty, and infectious sense of humor, he brought joy and laughter to

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Fred Sheldon Beatty, Jr., 81

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 January 9, 1943, Fred was the oldest of eight children to the late Fred Sheldon “Peg” Beatty Sr. and Alberta Glen Patterson.  As a young boy Fred fought a bout of rheumatic fever which made him unable to complete schooling. This disease also

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Doris Fenton, 95

Doris Fenton, 95, of Carrollton, passed away Friday afternoon June 21, 2024 at Aultman Hospital in Canton. A daughter of the late Frank and Audrey Steele Hamilton, she was born December 23, 1928 in Woodsfield, Ohio. Doris attended the Malvern United Methodist Church.  Surviving her are two sons, Perry (Lorraine) Fenton and Dennis (Lorrie) Fenton; two daughters, Barbara (Tom) Gambone and Karen (Sammy) Pritchard; eleven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. 

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Viola May Lee, 96

Viola May Lee, 96, formerly of New Rumley, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at Carroll County Golden Age Retreat.     Born May 26, 1928, in Jefferson County, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late George Otto Strohmeyer and Margaret Hilder Strohmeyer. A 1948 graduate from Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing, Viola worked as a registered nurse for a few area nursing homes. She worked at Caroll Healthcare Center

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Carol Ann Myers, 81

Carol Ann Myers, 81, of Carrollton, passed away Friday, June 14, 2024. She was born on Oct. 29, 1942, to the late Stewart and Irma Meacham.  Carol married the love of her life, Walter T. Myers, May 14, 1960, and he passed away on Feb. 6, 2022. She was a member of Baxter’s Ridge United Methodist Church. Her hobbies were cross stitching and enjoying time with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Donald E. Stafford, 82

Donald Eugene Stafford, age 82, of Minerva passed away at Crandall Medical Center in Sebring on June 17, 2024. Donald was born Dec. 15, 1941, in East Liverpool to the late Donald H and Gertrude (Anderson) Stafford. Upon graduation from Minerva High School in 1959, Donald earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree from Kent State University.  He also graduated from the US Army Officer Training Program

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James R. Lucas, 85

 James R. Lucas, 85, of Sarasota, FL, passed away March 21, 2024.  He was born in Malvern and moved to Sarasota with his wife and children in 1970.  Jim was a construction contractor.  He owned his own construction business and worked for several construction companies in Sarasota.  Jim was a member of Colonial Oaks Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.  He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia Lucas,

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Lawrence “Pete” 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, July 21, 1948, to James and Virginia Lovett. Pete, a devoted welder, was known for his exceptional skills and craftsmanship. Pete leaves behind a legacy of hard work and dedication, spanning across his years as a welder. In his free time, Pete found

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Tyson Harry Horshok, 66

Tyson Harry Horshok, of New Rumley, passed away June 5, 2024, at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville, following a yearlong battle with cancer.  Born October 10, 1957, he was a son of the late Harry and Alma “Rosie” Horshok. In his earlier years,  Tyson attended Germano School and worked with his dad farming in the Germano area.  He graduated from Jewett-Scio High School in 1976 and began his coal mining

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Thomas W. Stone, 94

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, Carrollton, Rev. Dr. Chuck Wilson officiating. Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton is assisting the family. 

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Royal “Smokie” W. Miller, 92

Royal “Smokie” W. Miller, 92, of Carrollton, passed away on June 3, 2024, at the Golden Age Retreat after a short illness.   He was born on Jan. 4, 1932, in Wetzel County, West Virginia to Austin and Artie Miller.  He graduated from Perrysville High School. He served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954, where he was posted in Arlington, Virginia as a member of the Presidential Honor Guard. He worked

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Mary Ruth McFall, 67

Mary Ruth McFall, 67, of Minerva, passed away at Aultman Health Foundation on Thursday, May 23, 2024.  Mary was born in Canton, Ohio on July 8, 1956, to Lemuel Patrick and Joyce (Richards) Aaron.   Mary’s life was dedicated to caring for others as she worked as an LPN in the healthcare industry. Mary had a variety of interests that brought her joy throughout her life. She cherished attending church at Mt

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Delmer W. Bandel, 80

Delmer W. Bandel, 80, of Carrollton, OH passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. He was born December 8,1943 in St. Francis, Kansas, a son of the late Augustus Bandel and Viola (Sharzman) Bandel. Delmar attended a one-room school through eighth grade and went on to become a 1961 graduate of Kanorado High School. He lived in West Virginia and Ohio most of his adult life, calling Carrollton home for the last 20 years. 

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Twila A. Huffman-German, 87

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 on Aug. 1,1936, in Augusta Township, Ohio. For 35 years she was dedicated to the nursing profession, serving as an Emergency Room Nurse at Union Hospital in Dover. Twila also gave

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Virgil Paul Carter, 91

Virgil Paul Carter, 91, of Minerva, passed away at Aultman Health Foundation on Thursday, May 16, 2024.   Virgil was born in Barnesville, Ohio on Oct. 26, 1932, to Virgil F. and Iva (Gibbons) Carter. Virgil was a dedicated employee at B&W, where he contributed his skills and knowledge over the years. Outside of work, Virgil found joy in various interests including FOE, Minerva Sportsman’s Club, Barberton VFW, hunting, fishing, and

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Autumn Simmons

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of a beloved soul, Autumn Simmons, who unexpectedly left us on May 12, 2024. While she may be gone from us, she has returned to the love of her life Robert Mayle and her beloved parents Bill and Bonnie Simmons.  She is survived by four children, Julianne (Lew) Goon-Metcalf, Bonnie Stewart, Steve Simmons, and Lacie Cheuvront; five grandchildren, Austin (Makayla)

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Floyd Emerson Cox, 83

Floyd “Sonny” Cox, 83, of East Rochester died on Monday May 13, 2024.  He was born on April 18, 1941, to the late Paul and Bertha Cox. He was a quiet man who enjoyed working on his farm and spending time with his family. He married Patricia M. Cox on December 20, 1990 and she passed away in 2006. Survivors include his daughters Wanda (Rob) Bagueros and Rose (Jeremy) Himes;

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Gilbert H. Thornton, 85

Gilbert H. Thornton, 85, of Carrollton, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2024 at Altercare of Alliance. A son of the late George and Carrie (Eads) Thornton, he was born on Feb. 7, 1939, in Skelton, West Virginia. During his life, Gilbert worked as a lineman before getting hired at the Carroll County Highway Garage in 1973, where he later retired from in 1998. He proudly served his country in the

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Shirley Essig, 93

Shirley Essig, 93, of Waynesburg, passed away Tues., Apr. 30, 2024.   She was born June 21, 1930, in Canton, a daughter of the late Delmar and Frances (Eibel) Hockenberry. Shirley was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Magnolia, and the Stark County Street Rod Association.   Preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Charles “Chuck” Essig; her son, Robert “Bobby” Essig; two sisters, Betty Horton and Eileen Coleman; and

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Donald Butler, 56

Donald Butler, 56, of Amsterdam, passed away unexpectedly in his home April 29, 2024.  Donald pursued his education at Nashville Auto and Diesel College, thereafter, embarking on a diverse career path before finding his niche as a machinist at Colfor Manufacturing in Minerva, where he worked for 28 years until his retirement.  The son of Susan (Raymond) Lescalet Hubbard of Smithfield and the late Thomas Lee Butler, he was born

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Billy N. Simmons, 87

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 January 23, 1937 in Lee Township, Carroll County, Ohio. Billy worked for 33 years at Regal Metal, of which he spent 30 of those years as Plant Manager.  He served his community for 25 years serving with the Fox Township Volunteer

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Ellen R. Bender, 76

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 graduate of United Local High School. She was also a member of the Augusta Christian Church where she was a member of the

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Morris “Dean” Wells, 90

Morris “Dean” Wells, 90, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, April 27, 2024, after a period of declining health.   A lifelong resident of Carroll County, he was born in Carrollton on June 20, 1933, to the late Morris J. Wells and Ethel “Jane” (Foster) Wells. Dean shared his childhood and many adult memories with his only sibling, his brother Bill (Cyndy) Wells of Carrollton. Dean attended Dellroy School through

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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 and loving friend, son, brother, uncle, and great uncle. A 1976 graduate of Carrollton High School and 1983 graduate of Malone College. Professionally, Mike worked for

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Ernest Glenn King, 89

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. (Cramer) King.  His wife, Beth Marie (Fife) King, whom he married April 1, 1961, in the former Dellroy Presbyterian Church, died on Dec. 15,

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Thomas D. Rainsberger, 88

Thomas D. Rainsberger, 88, of Carrollton, passed away Saturday, April 20, in Aultman Hospital.   He was born June 13, 1935, in Canton to Brice Arthur and Dorothy (Slates) Rainsberger. He worked for GTE and retired from Verizon after 37 ½ years of service. He owned Atwood Heating and Cooling along with his sons. He was also the owner of Rocky Ridge Apiary and a member of the Carroll County Bee Club. He graduated

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Robert L. McDannels, 96

Robert L. McDannels, 96, of Carrollton, died on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at Twin City Medical Center in Dennison, Ohio. Born on December 9, 1927 in Beverly, West Virginia, he was a son of the late James B. and Viola C. (Gibson) McDannels. Robert proudly served his county in the United States Army and was a member of the VFW Post 4120 in Minerva, Ohio.  He was a master at

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Dexter Charles Kaltenbach

Dexter Charles “Bunk” Kaltenbach was born in Chillicothe, OH 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) Hollis of Key West, Florida; Margie’s children whom he cared for like his own, Mindy Jones (Todd “Chip”) Weiland of Dellroy, and Aaron (Carisa) Jones of Dellroy; grandchildren

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Nancy Carol Marquis, 90

Nancy Carol Marquis, 90, passed away at her home on April 17, 2024.  Nancy was born in Minerva on Oct. 12, 1933, to William and Emra (Inga) Reeder. Nancy found joy and fulfillment in various interests throughout her life, including bowling, ceramics, and dedicating her time to serving as a Girl Scout Leader, 4-H Advisor, and volunteering at the Senior Center. Her dedication to these activities touched the lives of

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Frank T. Romeo, 64

Frank T. Romeo, 64, of Carrollton, died Sunday, April 7, 2024, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, following a brief illness. Born on January 26, 1960, in Fairmont, West Virginia, he was a son of Thomas R. Romeo and the late Helen (Nottingham) Romeo. During his life, Frank served his community as a Highway Patrol Officer in West Virginia. He enjoyed watching TV, fishing, fantasy football, as well as all sports in

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Lincoln Wylder Ward

Lincoln Wylder Ward was born sleeping at home on the 15th of April 2024.  He was welcomed into this world by his parents Lucas Damian Ward and Nikki Jane King, and big brother, Lucas Wesley Ward. In addition to his parents and brother, he is survived by his grandparents, Tim and Connie Ward of Canton; grandfather, Rick King of Mechanicstown; grandmother, Julie King of Minerva; and many aunts, uncles, and

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Kent A. Thompson DVM, 62

Kent A. Thompson, DVM, passed away in his home on Friday, April 12, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Kent was born in Canton, Ohio on April 9, 1962, to the late Jess Thompson and Pauline Farmer. He was a 1980 graduate of Carrollton High School. Kent received his Doctorate Degree in Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 1989. Together he and his wife, Robyn, opened Thompson

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Daniel B. “Danny” Hendricks, 55

Daniel B. “Danny” Hendricks, 55, of Scio died Thursday, April 11, 2024, at East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry, OH, following a heart attack.    Born Jan. 28, 1969, in Steubenville, OH, he was the son of the late Ray B. Hendricks and Jacqueline K. Davis Hendricks. He graduated from Jewett-Scio High School in 1987 and worked most of his adult life as an over the road truck driver. Currently

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Mary A. Montgomery, 78

Mary A. Montgomery, 78, of Carrollton passed away on Wednesday April 03, 2024 after a short illness.  She was born in Salineville on December 12, 1945, to the late Frank and Doris Russell. Mary married her high school sweetheart Don Montgomery on Feb. 14, 1966, and they celebrated 58 years of married bliss. Mary graduated from West Liberty with her A.S. Degree to become a Dental Hygienist where she and

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Allen Lee Mayle, 75

Allen Lee Mayle, 75, of Minerva, Ohio, passed away at Aultman Health Foundation on Monday, April 1, 2024. He was born on May 21, 1948, in Grafton, West Virginia to Virgil and Sarah (Minard) Mayle. Allen retired from LTV Steel after many years of being a dedicated employee, served as a foster parent for 18 years, and was a member of the Minerva Area Coon Hunters Association. His hobbies and interests

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Velva Juanita Van Horn, 85

Velva Juanita Van Horn, 85, passed away peacefully at Greenbriar Health Care in Youngstown, on March 30, 2024.  She was born on July 11, 1938, in West Union, WV to Hubert and Trecie (Simmons) Van Horn Sr. Velva lived a vibrant and artistic life filled with her passions for singing in a country band, painting pottery, grooming poodles and dancing. Her creative spirit brought joy to those around her and she

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Terry E. Palmer, 64

Terry E. Palmer, 64 of Kilgore, died March 25, 2024, in Aultman Hospital at Canton following a brief illness. Born Feb. 1, 1960, in Canton, he was the son of the late George R. Palmer and Neala (Jones) Howell. He was a 1978 graduate of Carrollton High School, where he was active in the FFA program. He attended Rosedale Technical College in Pittsburgh and spent several years working as a

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Kesleen Adkins, 87

Kesleen Adkins, 87, of Sherrodsville, Ohio, and formerly of Massillon, died peacefully in her home on Sunday afternoon, March 24, 2024. She was born Jan. 4, 1937, in Huntington, West Virginia and raised in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Lennie (Willis) Sias. Her husband, Shelby Adkins, whom she married Dec. 24, 1955, passed away on Feb. 2, 2004. In addition to her parents and husband, she

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Goldie L. Saltsman, 89

Goldie L. Saltsman, 89, of East Twp. passed Friday, March 22, 2024. She was born June 22, 1934, to the late Charles and Kathryn Cronin. She graduated from business school and married the love of her life, Clark Saltsman, Sept. 11, 1949. He passed Jan. 1, 2001. Goldie worked as a police constable for several area departments such as Irondale, Hammondsville and Stratton. She also served her community by being

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Sandra ‘Sandy’ Manbeck

Sandra “Sandy” Kay Manbeck, 68, died suddenly March 23, 2024, at her home near Scio. Born December 26, 1955, in Dennison, she was a daughter of the late Gilbert R. Schoolcraft and Shirley Ann Kugler Schoolcraft. Sandy graduated from Carrollton High School in 1974 and worked for a brief time at the former Scio Pottery. She had also worked as the groundskeeper at Carroll Court in Carrollton and had been

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Edward Lee Nuske, 68

Edward Lee Nuske, 68, passed away peacefully at the Carroll Golden Age Retreat surrounded by his loved ones. He was a life-long resident of Carroll County. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Harriet Nuske. Edward is survived by his wife, Doris Brackin Nuske; sons, Steven (Vicki) Nuske, David (Cassie) Nuske, and Jackson Nuske; a daughter, Elizabeth Nuske; brother, Robert (Kathy) Nuske; sisters, Susan (Lee) Clark and

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