Category: Obituaries

Harold J. Rininger, 80

Harold J. Rininger, 80, of Carrolton passed away peacefully, Friday, April 16, 2021.  He was born May 25, 1940, in Akron to the late Clarence and Doris (Haggarth) Rininger.  He graduated from Carrollton High School in 1959.  He retired from Minerva Welding Fabricating and was a captain on the Carrollton Village Fire Department for 55 years.  He was an active member of the New Harrisburg Presbyterian Church and then attended the Carrollton Presbyterian

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Sharon P. M. E. VanFossen, 53

 Sharon Patricia Marie Elana VanFossen, 53, of Carrollton, passed away at her home Sunday, April 18, 2021.  Born June 1, 1967, in Alliance, she was a daughter to Leonard Bates, Sr. and Leona M. (Sallade) Gray.  Sharon loved animals and enjoyed music.  Sharon is survived by her father, Leonard Bates, Sr. of Alliance; her mother, Leona Gray of Carrollton; her step-father, Richard Gray; two brothers, Lawrence (Beth) Bates of Minerva

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Lucille C. Hoobler, 98

Lucille Carolyn (Jones) Hoobler, 98, of Dellroy, passed away peacefully April 17, 2021, in Hilliard, OH, surrounded by her family.  Born Feb. 23, 1923, she was a daughter to the late John F. and Bertha (Kelly) Jones. Lucille lived 93 years in Dellroy, and moved to Hilliard in 2016, to be closer to her family.  Lucille graduated from Dellroy High School, class of 1941, and was an active member of

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Jacqueline K. Hendricks, 83

Jacqueline Kay “Jacky” Hendricks, 83, of Scio passed away Friday, April 16, 2021, in Sunnyslope Nursing Home, Bowerston. Born Feb. 9, 1938, in Bergholz, she was a daughter of the late Daniel W. Davis and Nellie E. Day Davis. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1955, and was a beloved secretary for over 30 years at Jewett-Scio High School.  Jacky was a member of Scio United Methodist Church, a

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Mary Kemp Francis, 93

Mary Kemp Francis, 93, of Minerva, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021, from a short illness at Minerva Healthcare & Rehabilitation. Born July 29, 1927, in Cuyahoga Falls, she was a daughter to Philo and Mary (Higgins) Kemp.Along with her husband, she was the co-owner of Francis Good Food and Coffee for 38 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Minerva and a member of the

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Edna M. Davis, 72

Edna Mae Davis, 72, formerly of Carrollton, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 11, 2021, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, from complications of a ruptured abdominal aneurysm. Born May 8, 1948, she was the only daughter of the late Chalmers W. and Edna P. Shotwell of Carrollton. Being an avid bowler, Edna enjoyed the sport for many years competing in several leagues, state and national tournaments with her daughters

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Anthony R. Picchione, 31

Anthony Robert Picchione, 31, of Minerva, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Alliance Community Hospital.  Born Jan. 10, 1990, in Canton, he was a son to Joseph and Tammy (Clayton) Picchione.  Anthony is survived by his foster mother, Joyce Newman of Minerva; one sister, Samatha Picchione of Massillon; three foster sisters, Teresa (Edward) Morris of Minerva, Ann (Mark) Mayle of Carrollton and Connie Butterfield of Minerva; a niece, Becca

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Charles M. Flanagan, 82

Charles M. Flanagan, 82, of  Dellroy, died Thursday afternoon, April 1, 2021, in the AdventHealth Sebring Hospital in Sebring, FL. Born March 10, 1939, in Dellroy, he was the son of the late Harry McClelland and Sylvia Hinkle Flanagan.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Sandra Kay Easterday Flanagan, whom he married June 25, 1961, and who passed away July 16, 2020. Charles

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Donna J. Strawder, 83

Donna Jean Strawder, 83 of Carrollton, passed away Friday, Apr. 2, 2021, at Carroll Golden Age Retreat after a short illness. Born Oct. 9, 1937, in Harlem Springs, she was a daughter to the late Howard Arthur Noble and Mildred Bernice Noble. Donna married Ralph A. Strawder Apr. 20, 1974. He passed away Jan. 29, 2003. Donna worked at the Golden Age retreat for many years as a nurse’s aide.

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Keith M. Oberlin, 65

Keith Michael Oberlin, 65, of Malvern, passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning April 1, 2021. Born Jan. 16, 1956, in Alliance, he was a son of Wendell and Audrey Bardo Oberlin.  During his life, Keith was the proud owner of the Towne Center Café in East Canton for six years, served as a Cub Scout leader for Pack #155 of Malvern, and was a member at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.

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