Obituaries

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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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