Category: Obituaries

Amie E. George, 67

Amie Eileen George passed peacefully in the care of family Saturday, April 18, 2021, at her residence in Westerville, OH, at the age of 67 after courageously living with metastatic cancer resulting from Cushing’s Disease. Amie was born in Carrollton and was a long-time resident of Wilkshire Hills.  She leaves behind her son and daughter, Jon Graef (Jessica Williams) and Jamie (Graef) Strayer (Jason); along with grandchildren, Dylan Chase and

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Elizabeth J. McDonald, 89

Elizabeth Jane McDonald, 89, of Flagler Beach, FL, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021. She was born April 22, 1932, in Newport, RI. Elizabeth is survived by her daughters, Lisa Peters and Paulette Ricks (Richard); step-son, Russell McDonald; step-daughter, Sylvia McDonald; and her brother, Donald Jarvis (Joyce). She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 29 years, Curtis McDonald; her daughter, Nilene Postlethwaite; her step-son, Wayne McDonald; her

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Sharon L. McLean, 79

Sharon L. McLean, 79, of Carrollton passed away Tuesday morning July, 27, 202, at Carroll Golden Age Retreat.  Born Oct. 10, 1941, in New Harrisburg, she was a daughter of the late Ralph C. and Lillian Shirley Steele. Sharon was a lover of her Lord and was a member of Baxter’s Ridge United Methodist Church. Along with her late husband, Duane “Russ” McLean, whom she married July 30, 1960, she

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Lynnie L. Miller-Green, 73

Lynnie L. Miller-Green, 73, of Carrollton, died Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Woodlawn Compassionate Care in Canton. Born Oct. 28, 1947, she was a daughter to the late Raymond and Eleanor Miller. Lynnie was a dedicated wife and mother. She married Sonny (Roy) Green, Jr. Aug. 21, 1971. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year. She is survived by her sons, Buddy (Roy) Green III and Brandon

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Ruth J. McNutt, 91

Ruth J. McNutt, 91, of Carrollton, passed at Carroll Golden Age Retreat July 19, 2021. Born at home May 27, 1930, she was a daughter to James Paul and Ruth Gladys (Dolvin) Williams.  She was married to her husband, Alfred “Teddy Bear” McNutt for 43 years, before he passed in 1992.  She was a housewife and Sunday school teacher at Malvern Church of Christ and First Christian Church of Malvern

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Lewis V. Cross, Jr., 72

Lewis V. Cross Jr., 72, of Sherrodsville, died early Tuesday morning, July 20, 2021, in Minerva Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at Minerva, Ohio. Born Nov. 21, 1948, in Dover, he was the son of  the late Lewis Virgil Cross and Oneta Jean Roby Cross.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by  a sister, Terri L. Seran. Lewis retired as a cutoff machine operator from the Timken Company in Canton,

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Barbara “BJ” J. Baker, 69

Barbara “BJ” Jean Barker, 69, of Malvern, passed away at her residence Monday, July 19, 2021. Born Dec. 24, 1951, in Canton, she was a daughter to George and Harriet Jean (Walter) Wilkes. Barbara graduated from Minerva High School. She joined the Malvern Police Department in 1984, and joined the Carroll County Sheriff Department in 1994. She retired in January 2021.Barbara is survived by a daughter, Trevor Heavlin of East

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Katherine DaLonzo, 81

Katherine DaLonzo, 81, died July 12, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was greeted at heaven’s gates by the family she lost before her. She was the last survivor of her parents, and siblings. Katherine is the daughter of the late Lemuel David and Vada Virginia Rife. Kathy was born May 7, 1940, in Chattaroy, WV. She was 16 years old when she moved to Wellsville. That is where she

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Patricia Snyder, 73

Patricia (Patti Copeland) Snyder, 73, of Land O Lakes, FL, passed away Sunday, July 11, 2021, in Amarillo, TX, following a stroke she suffered July 7, 2021. Born Sept. 26, 1947, she was a daughter to the late Leonard (Bud) Copeland and Neva (Arbogast) Copeland. She will be sadly missed by her husband, J. Richard Snyder, whom  she married Oct. 8, 1977; son, Michael Bell of Atwood Lake; daughter, Lori

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Joyce A. Clark, 88

Joyce A. Clark, 88, of Mechanicstown, went to be with her heavenly Father Sunday, July 11, 2021. Born Sept. 1, 1932, in Knoxville, OH, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Wilma Alexander Sutton.   Joyce was a member of Corinth United Presbyterian Church in Mechanicstown, where she was the first woman to be an elder in the church. She was the final member of her sisters club, “The Dingy

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Raymond T. Bryan, 80

Raymond T. Bryan, 80 of Perry Twp., in Salem, passed away at his home at 8:14 a.m., Friday, July 9, 2021. Born Aug. 31, 1940, in Canton, he was a son to the late George and Rita (Kelley) Bryan. Ray was a 1958 graduate of Carrollton High School in Carrollton, and has remained active with his class and involved with the planning of his class reunions. He served in the

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Diana M. Swonger, 71

Diana Margaret Swonger, 71, of Carrollton, passed away Friday, July 9, 2021, at Akron General Hospital.  Born Oct. 28, 1949, in Massillon, she was a daughter to Joseph Michaels and Greta (Wine) Michaels. Diana was of the Catholic faith. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, and animals of all kind.  She was a loving wife, mother, grand and great-grandmother, sister and friend. Diana is survived by her husband of 51 years, Richard

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Kenneth E. Strohmeyer, 96

Kenneth Earl Strohmeyer, 96, of Chicago, IL, went to his heavenly home with Jesus Monday, July 5, 2021, at the Heritage Care Center. Woodley Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Iowa Falls assisted the family with cremation care. Born Sept. 2, 1924, in Mingo Junction, he was a son to George and Margaret (Hilder) Strohmeyer. While attending high school, Ken was drafted into the Army during World War II and

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Kevin Booth, 56

Kevin Booth, 56, of Carrollton passed away in his home unexpectedly June 22, 2021. Born Dec. 8, 1964, in Canton, he was a son of Kenneth Booth Sr. of Perrysville and the late Nancy Swonger.   He a proud Marine,  husband,  father,  grandfather,  son,  brother, uncle,  cousin and friend. Though he struggled with things throughout his life, some things were undeniable: he was sensitive, loving and one of the most

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Beth M. King Memorial Service

A memorial service honoring the life of Beth Marie King, 81, a long-time Dellroy, area resident, who died  Dec. 15, 2020, will be held Saturday, July 24, in Christ Community Church,  20 E. Main St., Dellroy, with Rev. Scott Welch officiating. An hour of visitation will be observed in the church from 1 p.m. until time of services. Burial of her ashes will take place at a later date in

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Donna J. Mangun, 85

Donna J. Mangun, 85, of Carrollton, died Monday, June 28, 2021, in Minerva Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Born March 18, 1936, in Carrollton, to Wilbur “Bill” and Mary (Kandel) Johnson. She was a housewife and a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church where she was very active. She graduated from Carrollton High School in 1955. She is preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Mangun, who died May 4,

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Darrell R. Shaffer, 78

Darrell Roy Shaffer, 78, of Carrollton, passed away in his home Thursday, June 24, 2021, and went to be with the Lord. Born Jan. 29, 1943, in Canton, he was a son of the late Harold and Ethel Wutez Shaffer.   Darrell lived and attended school at Gilford Lake, and joined the United States Air Force in 1960.  He is survived by his wife Judy Brickley Shaffer, whom he married

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Vera M. Toalston, 96

Vera Mae Toalston, 96, of Carrollton, died Friday, June 18, 2021. Born Dec. 19, 1924, she was the daughter of the late George and Vinnie (Betz) Adams. Vera graduated from Carrollton High School in 1944, and married her high school sweetheart Roy J. Toalston, Sept. 5, 1946. She worked at Triangle Novelty in Malvern and the Scio Pottery before retiring in 1986 from TRW in Minerva. In addition to her

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Dorothy E. Winter, 96

Dorothy E. Winter, 96, of Carrollton, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021.  She was born July 25, 1924, in Louisville, and had been a resident of the Carrollton area since 1984.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Morges and the DAV Auxiliary.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Carl Winter,  Dec. 9, 1996;  two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Judy Winter

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Emmalyn Grace Patrick

Emmalyn Grace Patrick, 36 day old infant, died at Akron Children’s Hospital June 17, 2021, after struggling with congenital heart disease. She passed gently into the arms of Jesus. Born May 12, 2021,  Emmalyn was the daughter of Michael Patrick and Kelsey Harper Patrick and the sister of Jeremy Patrick all of Dellroy. During her brief visit on earth she enjoyed listening to music while being swaddled up with her

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William “Bill” E. Huggins, 50

William “Bill” Eric Huggins, 50, of Carrollton, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021, peacefully at home on the family farm. Born Aug. 22, 1970, in Warren, he was the son of William and Amy Huggins.  Bill worked as a meat cutter for 18 years at Waynesburg IGA. He loved to work with antique tractors and lawn tractors, going to tractor swap meets and enjoyed working with his father on their

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Claire White McElroy

Claire White McElroy passed away June 4, 2021, at Centreville Village in Carrollton. She previously resided in Minerva and was employed for several years at K-Mart in Canton and worked as a bank teller in Minerva. She graduated from Carrollton High School in 1960. She is survived by stepson, Eric (Lora) McElroy; grandchildren, Kiley, Sean and Ryan; brothers, Tom (Elaine) and Steve (Cindy) of Carrollton and Jack (Ann) of Springfield,

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D. Wayne Harding, 72

 D. Wayne Harding 72,  of McGavern Rd. died Thursday morning, June 10 2021, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. Born May 22, 1949, he was a son of the late Howard Lee and Eva Grace Baker Harding. He is survived by his wife Judy Rogers Harding at home; five daughters; one son; nine grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. At Wayne’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service.  The

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Michael F. Untch, 71

Michael Frederick Untch, 71 of Malvern, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Aultman Health Foundation.   Born Feb. 17, 1950, in Canton, he was a son to the late Michael A. Untch and Florence P. (Thompson) Untch of Malvern.  Michael was an electrician and worked at Republic Steel for 43 years. He enjoyed farming his entire life, participated in tractor pulls at the county fair and was involved with 4-H. He

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Kenneth Blanchard, 73

Kenneth “Midget” Blanchard, 73, of Minerva, died Friday, June 4, 2021, in Aultman Hospital. Born March 2, 1948, in Canton, he was a son to the late Chester and Betty Jane (Hole) Blanchard. He was in sales all of his life. He graduated from Marlington High School in 1966, was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Tadmor Shrine. He was an avid motorcyclist and classic car collector. He was

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Lucy K. Ogden, 65

Lucy Kay Ogden, 65, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN.    Born Feb. 7, 1956, in Canton, she was a daughter to the late Victor Lee and Ethyle F. (Leggett) Ferguson. Lucy was a member of First Christian Church of Malvern and worked in retail sales as a store manager. She was involved in the Malvern American Legion Auxiliary, National Rifle Association, and

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William Alan Hawkins, 46

William Alan Hawkins, 46, of Carrollton, OH, died Monday, May 31, 2021, as the result of a motorcycle accident in Green, Ohio. He was the son of John and Victoria Beck Hawkins, and was born January 30, 1975, in Wheeling, West Virginia. Recently switching careers, William worked for Loudon Ford in Minerva, Ohio and had previously worked at the Freeport Press in New Philadelphia for 25 years.  He was a

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Melvin Kohler, 80

Melvin J. Kohler, 80, of Amsterdam, died Thursday, May 27, 2021 in his home. A son of the late Howard “Earl” and Froma (Kohler) Kohler, he was born May 17, 1941, in Kilgore, where he grew up on the family farm. During his life, Melvin attended both Kilgore and Carrollton schools.  He worked at times as a truck driver and dozer operator, as well as in the coal fields and

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William E. Cross, 76

William E. Cross of Westport, CT, formerly of Sherrodsville, passed away May 11, 2021.  Bill was born Feb. 7, 1945, to George and Alverda Cross.  He attended school in Dellroy and Carrollton, graduating in 1963.  He then went on to Bowling Green State University and received an Accounting Degree in 1968.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara Lothrop Cross; a brother, Leonard (Debbie) Cross of Howard, OH; three sons, Todd

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Edward J. Robinson, 58

Edward J. Robinson, 58, of Toronto, passed away unexpectedly May 16, 2021. Born May 11, 1963, in Ashtabula, he was a son to the late Donald (Sr.) and Thekla Robinson. Ed was affectionately known as “Rock”, “Rockhead” and “Coach Rob” to many who knew and loved him. A 1981 graduate from Toronto High School, Ed was a three-sport standout athlete. He went on to attend college at Slippery Rock University

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Valerie Stertzbach, 55

Valerie Stertzbach, 55, of Canton, formerly of Carrollton, died Tuesday evening, May 11, 2021, in her home. Born April 16, 1966, in Canton, she was a daughter of Terry and Jane Derheimer Portofe.  Valerie worked as an accountant for Logan Trucking Company and was a member of Carrollton First Presbyterian Church.  She is survived by her husband, Rich Stertzbach, whom she married April 11, 1992; a son, Noah Stertzbach; and

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Matthew M. Mott, 32

Matthew M. Mott, 32, died at home Monday, May 3, 2021, in Carroll County, OH. Matthew is survived by his daughter, Selena (3); mother, Melissa McDuffie Mott of Starkville, MS; father, William Mott of Decatur, MS; sisters, Heather (Bobby) Craig of Starkville, MS, and Audrey (Brandon) Holloway of Macon, GA; a brother, Ryan Mott of Meridian, MS; nephews, Tucker and Joshua Craig of Starkville, MS; lifelong friend, Sam Pote; and

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David L. Haas, 76

David L. Haas 76 of Carrollton, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021, at his home.   Born Nov. 22, 1944, in Canton, he a son of the late Roy and Beverly (Schreiber) Haas.   David was a graduate of Sandy Valley High School. He worked for Timken Co. and did various jobs including farmer, school bus driver and janitor. Dave loved his country life and caring for his beloved Labs.   He is

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David A. Dray, 65

David A. “Doc” Dray, 65, of Mechanicstown, died Thursday, May 6, 2021, in Cleveland Clinic-Mercy Hospital in Canton. Born May 2, 1956 in Dennison, he was the son of Margaret (Barth) Dray of Uniontown and the late Glen K. Dray. He worked for Cartvertising Indoor Media and taught many CCW classes at Two Tall Oaks Training Academy. Dave served in both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army. He

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ArDell J. “Mickey” Kester, 92

ArDell J. “Mickey” Kester, 92, went home to be with her Heavenly Father after a brief illness April 29, 2021. Mickey was born in South Bend, IN, on March 3, 1929. She became a world traveler as a devoted Army wife to her beloved husband of 57 years, SFC Delnar Paul Kester retired, who preceded in her death March 20, 2016. They were married for 57 years.  Mickey and Paul made

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Jimmy Dale McCallister, 59

Jimmy Dale McCallister, Jr., 59, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, formerly of Cadiz, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, after a lengthy illness surrounded by his loving family. Born Jan. 4, 1962, in Weirton, WV, he was a son to Jimmy Dale McCallister, Sr. and Nancy Lee (Staley) McCallister of Lake Panasoffkee, FL. He graduated from Carrollton High School in Carrollton, then entered and served in the United States Army. He

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Loretta G. Bick, 88

Loretta G. Bick, 88, of Amsterdam, passed away Thursday morning April 22, 2021, in Valley Hospice at Trinity West. Born April 28, 1932, in Lee Township, Carroll County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Marcus Polen.  A member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Amsterdam, she was active in the Catholic Women’s Club, and was a member of the Polish National Alliance.  Loretta loved her family

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Elvira “Vera” M. Kompara, 99

Elvira “Vera” Mary Kompara, 99 of Malvern, passed away at Glenwood Care and Rehabilitation Wednesday, April 21, 2021.  Born Dec. 30, 1921, in Alliance, she was a daughter to Samuel and Mary (Dicko) Stimer.   Vera was a member of St Francis Xavier Catholic Church and was active in the Women’s Club and Fish Club. Vera is survived by a son, David (Karlene) Kompara of Fort Wayne IN; a daughter, Diana

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Charles J. Huggins, 87

Charles Jennings Huggins, 87, finished his final contest with an overtime (Psalms 90:10) victory then celebrated with a New Life Eternal. He will be best remembered through the ages to come by the hundreds of souls who will someday join him due to the Gospel presented at his basketball camp in Sherrodsville, OH. Born Sept. 1, 1933, in Morgantown, WV, he was the son of the late Harry Edward and Iva

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Geraldine M. Crater, 85

Geraldine Mae Crater, 85 of Minerva, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021, at Arbors at Minerva.  Born June 14, 1935, in Pekin, she was a daughter to Earl and Dorothy (Steigner) Keister.  Geraldine is survived by two sons, Nevin (Barbara) Crater of Malvern and Aaron Crater of Canton South; two daughters. Susan (Robert) DeLong of Malvern and Karen (Donald) Kutscher of Minerva; four brothers, Raymond Keister, David Keister, Dale (Bonnie)

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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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