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MARGARET  V.  MARTIN, 89, of Mercer Road, St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Saturday, June 28th, 2003 at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on September 29, 1913, a daughter of the late Benjamin B. and Sarah L. (Mellott) Martin.
She was a retired beautician having worked for Martins Ferry Beauty Shop for over 30 years.  She was a member of the First Christian Church, Martins Ferry and the U. & I. Sunday school class.  She was also a Sunday school teacher and a deaconess.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four brothers, Vernon, Edward, Harry and Clarance Martin;  two sisters, Norma Martin and Elsie Cochran.
She is survived by niece, Jackie Lou Cochran, St. Clairsville with whom she resided and several nieces and nephews.
At the families request there will be no visitation and graveside services were held for family and friends at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1st, with Terry Erwin officiating.

HOWARD  K.  SUTTON, 73, formerly of Bellaire, Ohio died Thursday, June 26, 2003 at Mark Rest Center, McConnelsville, Ohio.
He was born in Glenco, Ohio on October 18, 1930, a son of the late Leslie H. and Hazel D. (Keevert) Sutton.
He was a retired employee of Nickles Bakery, Martins Ferry and a U. S. Army veteran.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Marjorie Webb and Lila Ryan.
Surviving are one brother, Harold Sutton and his wife, Ruth of Shadyside, Ohio;  one sister, Loadah McAfee and her husband, Warren of Mt. Lebanon, Pa.;  several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Monday, June 30, 2003, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Donald C. Meese officiating.  Interment  followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

ROBERT  E.  (BOB)  LONGENETTE, 76, of S. Zane Highway, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 25th, 2003 at Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling, W. Va.
He was born in Wheeling, W. Va. on August 26, 1926, a son of the late John D. and Rose A. (Klaker) Longenette.
Bob was retired from Ormet Corporation, Hannibal, Ohio.  He was a member of Ohio City Lodge 486, F. & A. M., Martins Ferry and a veteran of the U. S. Navy having served during W. W. II.  Bob also had a love for building and flying small airplanes.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Howard Longenette.
He is survived by his wife, Alice L. (Warner) Longenette;  two daughters, Barbara Jo Johnston and her husband, Curt of Heath, Texas;  Donna Sue Neavin and her husband, Dwayne of Hilliard, Ohio;  grandson, Jeremy Johnston:  granddaughter, Krysta Lynn Neavin;  sister, Clara Horner and her husband, Melvin of Martins Ferry;  two brothers, Paul and William Longenette, Martins Ferry and several nieces and nephews.
Private services and interment in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry, was held at the convenience of the family.

HARRY  R.  McNEAL, 70, of Colerain Pike, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at Heartland-Lansing, Lansing, Ohio.
He was born in Bellaire, Ohio on January 8, 1933, the son of the late Albert H. and Mildred A. (Hahne) McNeal.
He was a retired clerk at Wheeling-News, Wheeling and a member of the First Baptist Church, Martins Ferry and also a U.S. Navy veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Doris A. (Howell) McNeal;  three sons, David H. husband of Them McNeal, Atlanta, Georgia;  Philip R. husband of Deborah McNeal, Wheeling;  Michael A. husband of Lori McNeal, Westerville, Ohio;  two daughters, Ramona S. McNeal, Martins Ferry;  Margo A. wife of Thomas Thacker, Columbus, Ohio;  one sister, Marilyn Kinsey, Lansing, Ohio;  three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home, Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joe Sanders officiating.  Interment  followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

Obituaries dated June 18, 2003 thru November 24, 2004
MARJORIE  (MERCER)  RUCKMAN, 89, of Colerain, OH, died Friday, July 11, 2003 at East Ohio Regional L. T. C., Martins Ferry, OH.
She was born in Washington, PA on August 2, 1913, the daughter of the late L. L. and Elizabeth Irene (Martin) Mercer.
She was employed as a teacher at Colerain & Mt. Pleasant Schools for 20 years and Myrtle Beach Grade School for 21 years.
Marjorie was a member of and former choir director at Colerain Presbyterian Church and also a member of and former choir director at United Methodist Church, Myrtle Beach, SC.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Joseph W. Ruckman and a brother, Thomas H. Mercer.
She is survived by nieces, Connie Hawley, Springfield, OH and Elizabeth Mercer, St. Clairsville, OH and nephew, Thomas Mercer, Maineville, OH, several grand nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery, Myrtle Beach, SC., with Rev. Jean Osborne officiating.
Memorials may be made to the music departments of Colerain Presbyterian Church, Colerain, OH  43916 or United Methodist Church, Myrtle Beach, SC  29578.



BETTY  L.  (EHNI)  MITCHELL, 82, formerly of Virginia St., Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Sunday, August 10, 2003 at the Forum at Knightsbridge, Columbus, Ohio.
She was born in Martins Ferry, on April 16, 1921, a daughter of the late Adam H. and Edith M. (Paxson) Ehni.
She was a retired employee for the former City Loan & Savings, a lifetime member of Grace Presbyterian Church both of Martins Ferry and a member of Bridgeport Chapter #452 of the Order of Eastern Star for 50 years.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William D. Mitcell and one brother Edwin A. Ehni.
She is survived by daughter, Kathleen M. wife of Fred Rentz, Richmond, Va.:  two sons, William B. husband of Barbara Mitchell, Columbus, Oh. and Robert D. husband of Kathryn Mitchell, Chandler, Az.:  two sisters, Lois K. Mitchell and JoAnn M. O'Toole, both of Martins Ferry.  She is also survived by seven grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Grace Presbyterian Church, Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 11 a.m. with Rev. William O. Webster officiating.
Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church, 7 N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio  43935

MARY  KARDANIS  GONZALEZ, 71, of Ellsworth Ave, Bronx, N.Y., died Thursday, August 14, 2003, at Einstein Hospital, Bronx, N. Y.
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, on June 27, 1932, daughter of the late Steve Kardanis and Thelma Karathanasis.
Surviving are her husband, Carmelo Gonzalez;  brother, Harry Karathanasis, Martins Ferry, Ohio;  sister, Natty, wife of Frank Pace, Wallingford, Conn.;  nephew, Frank, husband of Martha Pace, Tempe, Arizona;  nephew, Michael Pace, Wallingford, Conn.;  niece, Stacia A. Karathanasis, Columbus, Ohio;  niece, Stefania A., wife of William Albert, Martins Ferry, Ohio;  great nephew, Elliott D. Albert, MartinsFerry, Ohio;  aunt, Marie, wife of Nick Koucoumaris, San Diego, Calif.;  aunt, Martha Tyler, Tuscon, Arizona.
  Funeral services were held at the funeral home Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Menealos Papageorgiou officiating.  Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

JAMES  E.  PABOUCEK, 70, of Ohio Ave., Martins Ferry, Ohio went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, August 13th, 2003 at East Ohio Regional Hospital.
He was born in Neffs, Ohio on November 13th, 1932, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Opatrny) Paboucek.
He was a retired emplyee of Knights Engineering, Warwood, W. Va.  Jim was a veteran of the Air Force and served in the Korean Conflict.  He was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church, Martins Ferry.  He and his wife, Shirley spent their winters in Arcadia, Florica.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Paboucek and one sister, Anna Skukan.
Jim is survived by his wife, Shirley (McGuire) Paboucek;  daughter, Darla, wife of Richard Kolb, Bridgeport, Ohio;  son, James L., husband of Marcella Paboucek, Overland Park, Ka.;  granddaughter, Jessica, wife of Jason Kovacs, Wheeling, W. Va.;  granddaughter, Kara Paboucek, Overland Park, Ka.;  grandson, Robby Kolb, Bridgeport, Ohio;  grandson, Bryce Paboucek, Overland Park, Ka.;  great grandson, Devon Kovacs, Wheeling, W. Va.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home, Saturday, August 16, 2003 at 11 a.m. with Rev. William O. Webster, Jr. officiating.  Interment followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church, 7 N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio  43935.


GEORGE  W.  (BILL)  COLLIGNON, 61, of So. 7th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Friday, August 22, 2003 at his residence.
He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on March 16, 1942, he was the son of the late George A. and Margaret A. (Large) Collignon.
He was empoyed at Ormet Corporation, Hannibal, Ohio and retired August 1, 2001.  He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the American Legion Post 28 of Martins Ferry and he also served in the U. S. Army.
Bill is survived by his wife, Marlene Tankovits Collignon;  a daughter, Ann Margaret, wife of William "Bill" Wharton, of Martins Ferry;  a son, William A. "Bill", husband of Michelle Johnston Collignon, of Grove City, Ohio;  a sister, Margaret "Peg", wife of Robert Travis, of Rayland, Ohio;  a sister-in-law, Shirley A., wife of Paul Moczek, of Martins Ferry;  a grandson, Zeke J. Wharton and granddaughter, Katie A. Wharton, both of Martins Ferry and granddaughters, Anna Marie, Sarah E., Abigail R. and Grace A. Collignon, all of Grove City;  and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews
Funeral liturgy with Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, August 25, 2003 at St. Mary's Catolic Church, Martins Ferry,  with the Rev. Thomas Magary as celebrant.  Mausoleum encryptment  followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry with military honors by the Belmont Co. Council of the American Legion. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at the funeral home to benefit the St. Mary's Martins Ferry Infant of Prague Society, the Hilltop Elementary School P.T.O., the Elm Middle School P.T.O. or the Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Grove City, Ohio tuition fund.
VIRGINIA  J.  LEE, 76, of First Street, Bridgeport, Ohio died Sunday, August 31, 2003 at East Ohio Regional L. T. C., Martins Ferry, Ohio.
She was born in Wheeling, W. Va. on June 16, 1927, a daughter of the late George and Mae (Adam) Hickman.
She was a retired employee of Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W. Va. and a member of the Luthern Church, Wheeling, W. Va.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William W. Lee.
She is survived by one son, William J. husband of Vanida Lee, Kaiserslautern, Germany;  four daughters, Sandra, wife of John Knode, Serverna Park, Maryland;  Shirley Ann Branicky, Benwood, W. Va.;  Connie M, wife of John Cothran, Tiltonsville, Ohio;  Linda S. Lee, Martins Ferry, Ohio;  two brothers, Virgil and Eugene Hickman, both of Wheeling, W. Va.;  one sister, Helen Cunningham, Martins Ferry, Ohio.  She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
There will be no visitation and services were private at the convenience of the family and interment followed in Short Creek Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, Ohio.

FRANKLIN  D.  SHAFER, 67, of Bridgeport, Ohio, died Tuesday, September 2, 2003 at East Ohio Regional L. T. C., Martins Ferry, Ohio.
He was born in Martns Ferry, Ohio on August 24, 1936, a son of  the late Carl and Violet (Stein) Shafer.
He was a retired plumber having worked out of the Plumbers & Steam Fitters Local 83, Wheeling, W. Va.  He was a member of the First Christian Church of Martins Ferry.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. (Balderson) Shafer;  two sons, Bruce A. husband of Kim Shafer and Mark D. husband of Diane Shafer, both of Bakersfield, California;  brother, Carl H. husband of Patricia Shafer, Martins Ferry, Ohio;  sister, Shirley  Carpenter, Martins Ferry, Ohio.  He is also survived by five grandchildren.
  Services were private at the convenience of the family with Rod Kasler officiating.  Encryptment  followed at Holly Memorial Gardens Masoleum, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.


MARGARET  (KLUBERT)  GREER, 93, formerly of Walnut Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Saturday, Septermber 13, 2003 at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
She was born in Monessen, Pa., on November 25, 1909, a daughter of the late Antal and Elizabeth (Bolyog) Klubert.
She was a member of Saint John's Lutheran Church, Martins Ferry, Ohio and a retired employee of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Yorkville, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Greer;  two brothers, John and Tony  Klubert and one sister, Elizabeth Ellis.
Surviving are two sons, James H., husband of Ann Greer, Martins Ferry, Ohio and Anthony, husband of Ellen Greer, Piedmont, Ohio.  She is also survived by four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 11 a.m., at the funeral home with Pastor Peter L. Pilger officiating.  Interment  followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.


MARY  E.  (BAZAR) SHEMENSKI, 89, formerly of N. 9th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Thursday, September 25, 2003 at her residence in Newcomerstown, Ohio.
She was born in Bellaire, Ohio on August 29, 1914, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Klein) Bazar.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, Ohio
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Donnie Bazar.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph J. Shemenski; three sons, Joseph and his wife, Patricia, of Warrington, Pa., James and his wife, Carol, of Johnston, R.I., and Kenneth and his wife, Johanna, of Newcomerstown, Ohio; a daughter, Mary Kay Hayward and her husband, Kenneth, of Johnston, R.I.; six brothers, Joseph (twin), Frank, George, William, Thomas and Raymond Bazar;  and four sisters, Helen Doughty, Violet Padgelek, Goldie Gray and Delores George.  Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 27, 2003 with Rev. Thomas A. Magary as the celebrant.  Mausoleum encryptment  followed in St. Mary's Cemetery Mausoleum, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Tuscarawas County, Inc., 201 West Third Street, Dover, OH 44622.


THERESA  H.  JANISZEWSKI, 85, of Washington Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at her residence.
She was born in Jenkins, Ky., on August 22, 1918, a daughter of the late Joseph M. and Edith (Oakienac) Jackowski.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Catholic Women's Club, a former employee of Bentley Pick & Pack and Shutler's I.G.A., all of Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley A. Janiszewsk;  four sisters, Stella, Sophia, Ida and Ceil.
Surviving are two sons, Stanley and his wife, Cecelia of Belmont, Ohio and Robert and his wife, Robin of Martins Ferry;  two grandsons, S. Patrick and Stephen Janiszewski and two granddaughters, Rebeccaand Rosalyn Janiszewski.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was held Monday, October 6, 2003, at 11 a.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, with Rev. Thomas A. Magary as the celebrant.
Interment  followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
Memorial donations may be made to the donor's choice.


RHONDA  L.  (VENSEL)  JAWORSKI, 56, of Columbus Ave., Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at East Ohio Regional Hospital.
She was born in Steubenville, Ohio on November 27, 1946, the daughter of the late William and Isadora (Schiffman) Vensel.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Brent Vensel.
She is survived by her husband Anthony W. Jaworski;  daughter, Susan A. Bell, Martins Ferry;  son, Mark A. husband of Melinda Jaworski, St. Clairsville, Ohio;  brother, Richard E. husband of Priscilla Vensel, Texas;  brother, Mark S. husband of Katherine Vensel, Colerain, Ohio.  She is also survived by four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Saturday, October 4, 2003 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Thomas A. Magary officiating.  Interment  followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.


SIDNEY  SIMON  PASCOLL, 82, of N. 5th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Friday, October 10, 2003 at East Ohio Regional Hospital.
Mr. Pascoll was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Friday, August 5, 1921, a son of the late Hyman and Fannie (Stein) Pascoll.
He was a member of Temple Shalom, Wheeling, W. Va., and co-owner of Morris Moidel Co., Martins Ferry. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mollie (Moidel) Pascoll and one brother, Saul Melvin Pascoll.
He is survived by one son, Howard L. Pascoll of Martins Ferry.
Graveside services were held Monday, October 13, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. at Jewish Memorial Park, Wheeling, with Rabbi Ronald Bernstein-Goff, D.D. officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.

JAMES  E.  (TEDDY) GREER, 66, of Deep Run Road, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at East Ohio Regional Hospital.
Mr. Greer was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, on Saturday, May 8, 1937, a son of the late James E. and Margaret (Klubert) Greer who recently died September 13, 2003.
He was a retired shipping supervisor at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Martins Ferry plant.
He is survived by his wife, Ann T. (Bagarino) Greer;  two sons, Steven M., husband of Tina Greer, Colerain, Ohio and Jim E. Greer, Elkton, Md.;  daughter, Tracy L., wife of Richard Davidson, of Amherst, N.Y.;  brother, Tony, husband of Ellen Greer, Piedmont, Ohio;  four grandchildren, Stephanie and Eric Greer and Dennis and Dalton Robinson.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home, Monday, October 13, 2003, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Calvin Sigmon officiating.  Interment was held at the convenience of the family.
Family request donations to St. John's Luthern Church, 40 N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, 43935 or donor's choice.


SYLVESTER  LOHA, 81, formerly of Public Road, Yorkville, Ohio, died Sunday, October 5, 2003 at Forest Hill Ret. Comm., St. Clairsville, Ohio.
He was born in Greensburg, Pa., on January 20, 1922, son of the late Joseph and Julia (Kohut) Loha.
He was a retired clerk at Jefferson Co. Court House,.  He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and was a member of V.F.W. Post 4811, a graduate of Ohio State University and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Wheeling, W. Va.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Attorney, Joseph Loha and one sister, Anna Loha.
Surviving are a sister, Mary Kobus, Martins Ferry;  a niece, Julia Courey, Martins Ferry;  a great niece, Debra Rogers;  two great nephews, Louis and Mark Courey;  six great-great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Thomas A. Magary as the officiant.  Interment followed in Upland Cemetery, Yorkville, Ohio.


FRANK  L. (LITTLE  FRANK)  STARGEN, 82, was born to Jim and Nellie (Ned) Stargen on May 17, 1921 and went home to be with the Lord on October 4, 2003.
Brother Stargn spent his childhood in Smithfied, Ohio and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps., and served three years with the United States Army during World War II.  Brother stargen worked with extended care facilities working until he became disabled and could not continue.  Brother Stargen also received his Associate Degree in Food Service Management from Jefferson Technical College.  He married Candace V. Green Stargen who preceded him in death, and his devoted grandmother, the late Louisa Stargen and his devoted Aunt Ellen Nobles, likewise preceding him in death.
He leaves to mourn, Kenneth and Eric who he called his sons, a grandson whom he reared, Kenneth S. Green, Jr, and a great grandson, Kenneth S Green, III and a close friend, John K. Green, Jr., a host of cousins, relatives and loving friends throughout the Ohio Valley, mainly, Smithfield, Ohio (the slope).
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at 11 a.m., at the Apostolic Faith Temple, 310 S. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, with Elder Thomas Martin as the officiant.  Interment  followed in Linwood Cemetery, Blaine, Oho.
The family would like to thank all of you for your prayers and words of comfort, and especially, Sister Jeffers.

JAMES  A.  HIMEL, 77, of Colerain Pike, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Wednesday, October 22, 2003 in Peterson Hospital, Wheeling, W. Va.
Jim was born in Rayland, Ohio on November 15, 1925, a son of the late Marice and Mary Kate (Doneghy) Himel.
Jim graduated in 1943 from Warren Consolidated High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corp, during World War II in the South Pacific Theater of Operations.  He was a member of B.P.O.E. No. 895 of Martins Ferry and a 50 plus year member of Local No. 246 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers out of Steubenville, Ohio  He has been active in golf and bowling circles locally for many years and took pride every year in his vegetable garden, being known for his wonderfully tasty ears of golden corn.
A wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Jim is survived by his wife of nearly 53 years, Ruth Jones Himel;  daughter, Jan Vensel of Pickerington, Ohio, whose late husband, Brent was much loved by his father-in-law;  son, Scott Harris and his wife, Mary of Martins Ferry;  and beloved granddaughters, Jessi Vensel and Wendy Harris.  Also brother Irvin, of Pittsburgh, Pa. and sister, Mary Lee Wren of San Jose, Calif.  Also survivig are his beloved granddog and pal, Tanner Vensel; and special buddy, Jake, the neighborhood black lab.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 25, 2003 with Father Jason Prati officiating.  Mausoleum encryptment followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
B.P.O.E. Lodge 895 held services at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

JACQUELINE  M.  DULESKY, 73, of Lawrence Ave., Tiltonsville, Ohio, died Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at her residence.
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on November 12, 1929, the daughter of the late Frank E. and Vera A. (Jenkins) McGuire.
She was a retired manager at A.T.&T. of Wheeling, W. Va. for 22 years.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one daughter, Debra Lynn Dulesky and one son, Robert Louis Dulesky.
She is survived by a son, Donald J., husband of Kandy Dulesky, New Philadelphia, Ohio;  two brothers, Richard, husband of Mildred McGuire, and Lionel McGuire;  grandson, Vincent J. Dulesky, all of St. Louis, Missouri.
Funeral services and interment was held at the convenience of the family.

MARY  MATYSIAK, 91, formerly of Madison Stret, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Monday, November 3, 2003 at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry.
She was born in Connorsville, Ohio on November 14, 1911, a daughter of the late Charles and Justine (Kraft) Wahonick.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Matysiak;  three brothers, Steve, John and Peter Wahonick;  three sisters, Anna Wahonick, Eva Nameth and Justine Juniewich.
Surviving are her son, Joseph M. Matysiak, Martins Ferry, Ohio;  sister, Josephine Davies, Pittsburgh, Pa., and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and great great nieces and nephews.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, at 10 a.m., on Thursday, November 6, 2003 with Father Richard Battocletti officiating.
Interment  followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

JOHN  K.  ROBERTS, 63, of Belmont Street, Bellaire, Ohio died Sunday, October 26, 2003 while in the company of family members at his mother's residence.
He was born in Bellaire, Ohio on April 22, 1940, the son of the late Virgil V. and Pauline L. (Morrison) Roberts who survives him of Martins Ferry, Ohio.
He was a retired security guard at East Ohio Regional Hospital and a member of First United Methodist Church, both of Martins Ferry.  John also was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force.
In addition to his father he was preceded in death by one sister Anitra Peterson.
John is survived by his wife, Sheila A. (Lojas) Roberts;  one son, Michael Roberts of Laredo, Texas and one daughter, Amy K. wife of Rudy Vavrock of Martins Ferry.
Following John's wishes a private graveside service will be held at Week's Cemetery, Bridgeport, Ohio with Pastor Van D. Fisher officiating.



EVELYN  B. (EVIE)  ARNOLD, 97, of N. 7th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio and formerly of Norfolk, Va., died Sunday, November 9, 2003 at East Ohio Regional Hospital.
She was born in Mathews Co., Va. on June 3, 1906, a daughter of the late Ernest L. and Sadie (Williams) Billups.
She was a retired secretary for the Norfoke City School System and a former member of the First Luthern Church of Norfolk, Va.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward S. Arnold and three sisters, Margaret White, Doris Clemen and Mildred Rice.
She is survived by her daughter, Lynda S. Emerson of Martins Ferry.
A memorial service was held at the funeral home Friday, November 14, 2003 at 11 a.m. with Rev. William O. Webster officiating.
TWILA  A.  FISCUS, 91, formerly of Wayne Hayes Towers, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Saturday, November 15, 2003 at Heartland of Lansing, Bridgeport, Ohio.
She was a loving wife and mother, faithful sister, devoted friend and doting grandmother.  Her life was spent in dedication to her family and her legacy will continue to warm our hearts.
She was born in Bridgeport, Ohio on October 22, 1912, the daughter of the late Van and Mary (French) Cook.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur J. Fiscus and daughter, Harriett "Sarah" Becker.
She is survive by her children, Richard W. Fiscus and wife, Jerri of Martins Ferry, Ohio, Phil Fiscus and wife, Kathy of Bad Windsheim, Germany,  Thomas Fiscus and wife, Donna of St. John, Ind. and Dorothy Trapp, Trottwood, Ohio;  sister, Aletha Myers of Cadiz, Ohio;  brother, Donald Cook and wife, Maxine of Baltimore, MD.  She is also survived by grandchildren, Ronald Fiscus, Stephanie Schreffler, Jennifer Crosby, Aubri Fiscus, Steven Fiscus, Sara Fiscus, Joseph Fiscus, Cory Cochran, Tanner Cochran and nine great grandchildren.
There will be no visitation and services and interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry will be held at the convenience of the family.

FRANCES  M.  BERLETCH, 74, of Walnut Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Tuesday, November 18, 2003, in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W. Va.
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, on February 26, 1929, a daughter of the late Charles A. and Phyllis J. Green Klotz.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Matthew S. Berletch;  five brothers, William, Robert, Charles, Hal and Carl Klotz and two sisters, Bertha Keller and Phyllis Harris.
She is survived by a son, Larry L., husband of Karen Berletch, of Martins Ferry, Ohio;  a daughter, Debbie J., wife of Jim Hill, of Martins Ferry, Ohio;  a daughter, Sandy S., wife of Harry Caprita, of Piedmont, Ohio;  a daughter, Robin A., wife of Ernie Pollock, of Martins Ferry, Ohio;  a sister, Laura L., wife of Rick Crawley, of Taylor, Michigan;  a sister, Martha A., wife of Larry Fritzley, of Lincoln Park, Michigan.  She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Friday, November 21, 2003, at 11 a.m. with Terry Erwin officiating.  Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

MARY   T.  TURKAL, 88, formerly of Wayne L. Hayes  Towers, Martins Ferry, died, Saturday, December 6th, 2003, at Belmont Community Hospital, Bellaire, Ohio.
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on September 12, 1915,  the daughter of the late John and Nellie (Bieniek) Tosh.
She was a loving mother and a devoted member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, George Turkal;  and two brothers, Stanley and Edward Tosh.
She is survived by one daughter, Shirley Sushka, Martins Ferry, Ohio
Funeral Liturgy with Mas was celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 11th, with Father Thomas  Magary as the celebrant.  Interment followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

GEORGE  E.  McCAFFREY, 93, formerly of 3rd Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Friday, December 5, 2003 at Burke Healthcare Center, Burke, Va.
He was born in Wheeling, W. Va. on November 5, 1910, the son of the late George and Anna (Carroll) McCaffrey.
He was a retired employee of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Yorkville, Oh. He was also a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, Oh.
In addition to his parents , he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen B. (Lucas) McCaffrey; and one sister, Kathryn Stroup.
He is survived by one son, George E. (Joan) McCaffrey Jr., Miamisburg, Oh; and one daughter, Cheryl K. (Loren) Askelson, Woodbridge, Va.  He is also survived by five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry at 1 p. m.  Interment  followed  in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry.


WILLIAM  D.  ( BILL) SNYDER,  69, of Center St, Martins Ferry, Oh, died Thursday, December 11, 2003 at his residence.
He was born in Columbus, Oh, on November 10, 1934 the son of the late William R. and Eva L. (Thornton) Snyder.
He served in the U.S. Air Force.
Services are private at the convenience of the family.

HELEN  I.  BENLINE, 78, of Center Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Friday, December 12, 2003 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W. Va.
She was born in Bannock, Ohio on March 23, 1925, a daughter of the late Russell and Ethel McLaughlin.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church and Eagles Aerie No. 456, both of Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Benline;  one daughter, Helen D. Mendez;  an infant son, Robert Spear;  one brother, John H. McLaughlin and one sister, Margaret Brandfass.
She is survived by one son, John R. Spear, Barnsville, Ohio.  Also surviving are two grandchildren and one great grandchild.
  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 15, 2003 at the funeral home with Rev. Joseph Sanders officiating.  Interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry.


DELLA  M.  MILBERT,  96, formerly of Jefferson Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Thursday, December 25, 2003 at Park Health Center, St. Clairsville, Ohio. 
She was born in Rush Run, Ohio on December 8, 1907, a daughter of the late Ross W. and Mary E. (Fithen) Barcus.
Della was a member of the First Baptist Church and Always Faithful Sunday School Class of Martins Ferry.
In additon to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis (Red) Milbert; two sons, Robert and George Milbert; two brothers, Harry and Jesse Barcus; two sisters, Margaret Adams and Lucinda Barcus; grandson, Mark Milbert.
She is survived by daughter, Shirley Probst and her husband, Charles, Sr., Martins Ferry; daughter-in-law, Georgia Milbert, Martins Ferry; five granddaughter, Shawn White, Linda Pockl and her husband Jerry, Colerain, Ohio; Cindy Probst and Kim Train and her husband John, Martins Ferry; Debbie Suriano and her husband Joe, St. Clairsville; two grandson, Chuck Probst and his wife Karen, Colerain and Tom Probst and his wife Mary Jo of Martins Ferry.  Also surviving are 12 great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were  held at the funeral home Monday, December 29, 2003 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Sanders officiating.  Interment  followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry. 
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church, 3rd and Locust Sts., Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935.


MARY  EDITH  DORSEY, 92, formerly of Franklin Street, Bellaire, Ohio, died Monday, December 22, 2003 at Forest Hill Retirement Community, St. Clairsville, Ohio.
She was born in Bellaire, Ohio on December 25, 1910, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Hartenstein) Glaser.
She is a retired piano teacher and co-owner of Dorsey Piano and Organ Co., Bellaire, a musician with the Wheeling Symphony for 40 years and organist for St. John's Church, Bellaire. She was also a member of  St. Mary's Church, Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond W. Dorsey;  one brother, Robert Glaser and one sister, Mary Aquinata.
Surviving are one step-son, R. William Dorsey and his wife, Nancy R. of Martins Ferry.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 27, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Thomas Magary officiating.  Interment followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire.

PATRICIA M. (PUD) KIRKER, 87,  of  Marshall St, McMechen,  WV, died Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, W.Va.
She was born in Chicago, Ill. on May 8, 1916, a daughter of the late Joseph and Olga (Monroe) Marchani.
She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, WV,  where she donated many hours to the church bingo.  Patricia also worked many years in Mcmechen and Benwood.
In addition to her parents; she was preceded in death by her husband,  Robert (Bob) Kirker; an infant daughter; and one brother, Joe Marchani.
She is survived by a sister, Anna D. Yost; and a niece, Patsy Yost with whom she resided with; and several other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family.  Interment followed in McMechen Cemetery, McMechen, WV.


WILBUR  SEMELVEIS, 79, of 7th. St., Martins Ferry, Ohio, died,  Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at his residence.
He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on October 29, 1924.  He was the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Szilogyi) Semelveis.
He worked as an Electrician at Ohio Power in Brilliant, Ohio, until he retired in 1985.  Wilbur also served his country in World War II, in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by his wife, Iva Louise (Haught) Semelveis.
He is survived by a daughter, Kristine Ann Oliver, of Martins Ferry, Ohio; one sister, Ethel (Robert) Richardson of Tiltonsville, Ohio; four grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service was held Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Third and Locust St. Martins Ferry.  Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent to the,  First Baptist - Roof Fund, 306 Locust St. Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935 or Belmont Co. Animal Rescue League, 45244 National Rd, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950.




ALICE  MAKRIS,  87,  of Vineyard Road, St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Friday, February 13, 2004 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W. Va.
She was born in Lima, Ohio on October 12, 1916, the daughter of the late James and Nellie Duksis.
She was a member of The Greek Orthodox Church Of The Life-Giving Fountain, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William S. Makris and son, Michael J. Makris.
She is survived by one grandson, William J. husband of Debbie Makris, St. Clairsville and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Monday, February 16, 2004 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Menelaos Papageorgiou officiating.  Interment followed in Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.
Trisagion services were held Sunday at 7:30 p.m.




GENE  C. OGDEN, 74, from 15th St., Wheeling, Wva, died Monday,  February 23, 2004 at Wheeling Medical Park, Wheeling,  Wva.
He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on March 7, 1929, the son of the late Clyde J. and Maude ( Stanton) Ogden.
Gene attended Mckinley Trade School where he studied auto body repair. He worked as an auto body technician for 50 years and served our country in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by a daughter, Tammy wife of Bryan Fox, New Athens, Oh.; a step daughter, Linda Rinehart, Canton, Oh.; two step sons, Mark Tuttle, Canton, Oh. and Marvin Tuttle, Los Angeles, Ca.; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by his wife Delores M. (Bringman) Ogden; and a step son, Tom Tuttle.
Services were held at the convenience of the family.

ARZELLA  E.  FODOR, 70, of Ellet Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry.
She was born in Bridgeport, Ohio on July 24, 1924, a daughter of the late Thomas and Lottie (Whissen) Evans.
She was a retired nurse's aid at East Ohio Regional Hospital.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur S. Fodor;  eight brothers, twin brother, Edward, Charles, Dave, Heyward, Thomas, Robert, George and Edwin and one sister, Evelym Conway.
She is survived by two daughters;  Kathy, wife of William Kimble and Marla, wife of James Doty;  one son, Artie, husband of Karla Fodor;  one sister, Eleanor, wife of Raymond Lortz, all of Martins Ferry.  She is also survived by eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Saturday, March 13, 2004 at 11 a.m. with Rev. William O. Webster, Jr. officiating.  Interment in Riverview Cemetery was held at the convenience of the family.

JAMES  R.  FOGARTY, 70, formerly of Martins Ferry, Ohio died Tuesday, March 9, 2004 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his family at his residence in Kirkwood Hgts., Bridgeport, Ohio.
He was born in Norton, Va. on March 30, 1933, a son of the late Irvin and Mattie M. (Hammonds) Fogarty.
Jim was retired from Ormet Corporation, Hannibal, Ohio and a former co-owner of J. & B. Rosemont, Martins Ferry.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Martins Ferry, Ormet Retiree's Club and a former officer of Steelworkers Local 5724.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Lewis and one sister, Inez Absher.
Surviving are his loving wife of 49 years, Vivian (Morris) Fogarty;  two loving daughters, Michele Minor and her husband Gary of Norton, Va. and Holly Matz and her husband Bob of Bridgeport, Ohio.  Jim is also survived by three grandchildren;  Kim Billings, Justin Matz and Christopher Minor and one great grandchild, Alivia Matz.
  Funeral services were held at the funeral home Friday, March 12, 2004 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Sanders officiating.  Interment followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 3rd and Locust Sts., Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935 or Valley Hospice Inc., 137 Waddles Run Rd., Wheeling, W. Va.  26003.

JOHN  D.  FEKETE, 84, of Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004 in East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry.
He was born November 29, 1919 in Martins Ferry, a son of the late George and Veronica (Kivory) Fekete, Sr.
He was a retired employee of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Martins Ferry Plant and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Joseph Fekete and four sisters, Veronica Fekete, Mary Doughty, Florence Stock and Ann Doughty.
John is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Helen E. (Behres) Fekete;  two sons, David J. Fekete and Steven J., husband of Beverly Fekete, both of Columbus, Ohio;  three daughters, Paula J., wife of Greg Stonerock, Columbus, Ohio, Linda S. Sommer, Martins Ferry, Ohio and Sharon M., wife of Chip Lucas of Martins Ferry, Ohio;  one sister, Theresa Willliams of Wheeling, W. Va.  Also surviving are eight grandchildren:  Christopher, Jamie, Maggie, Cody, Michael, Tyler, Brianne and Chelsea.
  Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated Saturday, March 20, 2004 at 10 a.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, with Rev. Thomas Magary as the celebrant.  Entombment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry.


ELMA  ANITA  HUPP, 72, of Wayne L. Hays Towers, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Monday, March 29, 2004 at Heartland of Lansing Care Center, Lansing, Ohio.
She was born in Rayland, Ohio on January 17, 1932, the daughter of the late Elmer A. and Bertha (Grimes) Hupp.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Hupp.
She is survived by three cousins:  Karen A. White and her husband, Howard, Toivola, Michigan;  Ronald W. Grimes and his wife, Jann, Oxford, Michigan and Lotus O. Grimes, Jr. and his wife, Barbara, Madison Hgts, Michigan.
Funeral services and interment in Hopewell  Cemetery, Rayland, Ohio will be held at the convenience of the family.

GERTRUDE  KASUN, 92, formerly of N. 7th Street., Martins Ferry, Ohio died Thursday, April 15, 2004 at East Ohio Regional Hospital.
She was born in Pleasant Grove, Ohio on December 13, 1911, the daughter of the late John and Maime (Beck) Leach.
She was a member of the Grace Presbyterian Church, Martins Ferry.  Gertrude was a life long organ and piano player.  She played at Kreske's Five and Ten, WWVA Radio Station, the Earl Sommers, Jr. Orchestra, the Lamplighter and several churches in the area.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Alonzo Kasun;  son, Edward P. Kasun and a brother, Walter Leach.
She is survived by one son, Donald husband of Sher Kasun, Palm Beach, Fla.;  one daughter, Joan wife of Donald Bonnell, Elm Grove, W. Va.;  niece, Vivian (Leach) wife of Phillip Pata, St. Clairsville, Oh.  She is also survived by four grandchildren and six great granchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 3 p.m. with Rev. William O. Webster officiating.
Interment  followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grace Presbyterian Church, 4th and Hanover Sts., Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935.

BERNICE  J.  LAASE, (AUNT  BEA), 95, formerly of Wayne L. Hays Towers, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at Bell Nursing Home, Morristown, Ohio.
She was born in St. Mary's, W. Va. on June 25, 1908,  a daughter of the late George W. and Leona (Gatrell) Hammett.
She was a member of the First Christian Church, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Laase;  two brothers, Donald and William C. Hammett and three sisters, Sylvia Richards, Madonna Groves and Leah Adkins.
She is survived by one son, Donald L. Laase, Courtland, Ohio;  sister-in-law, Helen Hammett, St. Mary's, W. Va.;  niece, Jane McFarland, Martins Ferry, Ohio and several other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2004, with Rev. Dr. Bill N. Lawrence officiating.
Interment followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.



BETTY  J.  ZIMMERMAN, 85, of South 10th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Sunday, May 2, 2004 at East Ohio Regional Long Term Care, Martins Ferry.
She was born in Canton, Ohio on October 24, 1918, the daughter of the late James and Minnie (Hollingshead) Milbourne.
She was employed as an inventory specialist at R.G.I.S. Inventory Specialists, Washington, Pa.  Betty was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Martins Ferry and a member of V.F.W. Women's Auxiliary of Bellaire, Ohio.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one daughter, B. Jayne Cramer and one brother, Charles Milbourne.
She is survived by one daughter, Kathy L. Weber, Atlanta, Ga. and one son, James, husband of Margaret Sommer, Martinsburg, W. Va.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Thursday, May 6, 2003 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Bill N. Lawrence officiating.  Interment  followed at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.



ANNIE  CATHERINE  TANKS, 92, of Hickory Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W. Va.
Miss Tanks was born in Punxsutawney, Pa. on March 25, 1912, a daughter of the late David L. and Annie M. (Cromley) Tanks.
She was a retired librarian at Martins Ferry High School and a member of the Martins Ferry Historical Society.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Tanks and Lois Poling.
She is survived by one brother, Norman B. Tanks, Staunton, Va.;  two nephews, David L. Tanks and his wife Martha of Verona, Va. and Roger D. Tanks and his wife, Jean of St. Augustine, Fl.;  two great nephews, Eric D. Tanks of Harrisonburg, Va. and Chris Byatt of St. Augustine, Fl.
  Funeral services were held at the funeral home Friday, May 14, 2004 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Sanders officiating.  Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

CONNIE  J.  KUNZE, 42, of So. Zane Highway, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at her residence.
Connie was born in Bellaire, Ohio on November 23, 1961, a daughter of Jack G. Shreve Sr. and Merrel L. (Green) Kidder, both of Neffs, Ohio.
She was employed as a crew leader at Ziegenfelder Ice Cream Co. of Wheeling, W. Va. for five years.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Timothy D. Shreve.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Donald Kunze Jr.;  a daughter, Sherry L. wife of Trampas Schramm, St. Clairsville, Ohio;  a son, Brian T. Palmer, Martins Ferry;  brother, Jack husband of Candy Shreve Jr., Akron, Ohio;  two sisters, Brenda S. wife of Robert Angus, Shadyside, Ohio and Merrel E. Shreve, Neffs, Ohio;  two grandchildren, Cory Jacob A. Schramm and Courtney L. Schramm both of St. Clairsville, Ohio.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 7 p.m.   Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

MARY  E.  MITCHELL, 87, formerly of N. 5th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Friday, May 28, 2004 at East Ohio Regional Long Term Care, Martins Ferry.
She was born in Maynard, Ohio on November 1, 1916, a daughter of the late Michael and Eva (Chernik) Bailer.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the St. Mary's Catholic Daughters Of America, Martins Ferry and a retired employee of  Wheeling Corrugating, Wheeling, W. Va.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen J. Mitchell in 1991;  three brothers, Michael, Peter and Andrew Bailer and two sisters, Wanda Bailer and Stella Syty.
She is survived by one son, Stephen C. husband of Martha Mitchell, West Chester, Ohio;  one daughter, Melanie G. wife of Greg Bromelow, Colerain, Ohio;  sister, Helen Theil, Martins Ferry, Ohio;  grandson, Derek husband of Natalie Lampert, St. Clairsville, Ohio;  two granddaughters, Lisa wife of Steve Muller, Dayton, Ohio and Tara wife of Geoff Armstrong, West Chester, Ohio;  two great grandsons, Tyler and Kyle Muller, Dayton, Ohio.
  Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry at 1:30 p.m with Rev. Thomas Magary as the celebrant.  Interment  followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Daughters Of America, 20 N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio  43935.


ARTHUR  SCHWENDER, 74, of Mt. Wood Road, Wheeling, W. Va., died Friday, June 4, 2004 at Peterson Hospital, Wheeling , W. Va.
He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on November 14, 1929, a son of the late Ebbert and Rosealtha (Donley) Schwender.
He was a retired electrician at Ohio Ferro Alloy, Brilliant, Ohio and a member of the 700 Club.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Edwin, Harold and Eugene Schwender.
He is survived by his wife Hazel (LaRue) Schwender;  three sons, Arthur D. Schwender, Lake Wales, Fl.;  Robert (Herbie) (Cheryl) Schwender, Neffs, Ohio;  Ralph Schwender, Jacksonville, Fl.;  two step sons, Robert (Donna) Riggs, Weirton, W. Va.;  Gerald (Pat) Riggs, Stockton, Ca.;  two daughters, Deborah (Rob) Murphy, Yorkville, Oh.;  Linda (Bob) Mayhugh, Yorkville, Oh.;  four sisters, ruth Doughty, Dennison, Oh.;  Grace Lannum, Calif.;  Evelyn Hartung, Bridgeport, Oh.;  Eleanor Bice, Pa.  Art  is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Tuesday, June 8, 2004 at 11 a.m.  Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

MAYMIE  A.  BOWMAN, 94, formerly of Broadway Street, Kirkwood Hgts., Bridgeport, Ohio died Friday, June 18, 2004 at McGraws Nursing Home, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
She was born in Bellaire, Ohio on October 14, 1909, a daughter of the late Edwin and Dora (Owens) Craig.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Martins Ferry and a retired technician for Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W. Va.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orrin Bowman;  son, Jay Bowman, Sr.;  great-grandson, Andrew Bowman and three sisters.
Surviving are daughter in law, Beverly Bowman, Pleasant Grove, Ohio;  two grandsons, Jay (Barbara) Bowman, Lloydsville, Ohio and Doug (Donna) Bowman, Harrisville, Ohio;  granddaughter, Beth Currence, Morgantown, W. Va.;  four great granddaughters, Kelsey, Lindsey, Elizabeth and Kristen Bowman and two great grandson, Zac and D. J. Currence.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Monday, June 21, 2004 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Joseph Sanders officiating.  Interment  followed in Belmont Co. Memorial Park, St. Clairsville, Ohio.


DAVID  M.  LUTZ, SR., 52, of N. 3rd Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W. Va.
He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on May 8, 1952, a son of the late John P. and Thelma A. (Miller) Lutz who survives him of Martins Ferry.
He was a retired employee of the City of Martins Ferry;  a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church;  a member of Eagles Aerie 456;  P.N.A. Lodge # 2220 all of Martins Ferry.
In addition to his father he was preceded in death by four brothers, Chas, Gene, Gary and Robert Lutz.
In addition to his mother Dave is survived by his wife, Christie (Pandelos) Lutz;  two sons, David (Mike) Lutz, Jr. and (Diana Cornet), St. Clairsville and Christopher J. Lutz of the home;  six brothers, Donald (Nancy) Lutz, Richard (Mary) Lutz, Albert (Shelly) Lutz, Thomas Lutz all of Martins Ferry, Mark (Polly) Lutz, Columbus, Ohio, Jack (Stephanie) Lutz, Phoenix, Arizona;  sister Mary (Jim) Markus, Martins Ferry and numerous nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services were held at the funeral home Friday, June 18, 2004 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Thomas A. Magary officiating.  Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.


EMMA  JANE  VASEK, 88, formerly of Bellaire, Ohio and Wayne L. Hays Towers, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Thursday, June 24, 2004 at East Ohio Regional Long Term Care.
Emma was born in Bellaire, Ohio on August 12, 1915, a daughter of the late George and Anna (McCullough) Long and wife of the late Albert Vasek, who together operated the family grocery store (Vasek Grocery) for many years.
She retired from Bellaire City Hospital where she was employed for 15 years.  She was know as "Gigi" by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Emma was a Methodist by faith.
Also preceding her in death were her brothers, George, Dick, Clyde, and Ross Long and her sister, Betty Jackson.
She is survived by daughter, Jane A. wife of Terry Wildman, Sr., Martins Ferry;  son, Albert (Mary) Vasek, Macedonia, Ohio;  granddaughter, Patti (Bill) Nelson, Medina, Ohio;  grandson, Steven (Tammy) Vasek, Macedonia, Ohio;  grandson, Richard (Lori) Vasek, Richfield, Ohio;  granddaughter, Taralyn (Jerry) Manukin, Brookside, Ohio;  grandson, Terry (Natalie) Wildman, Pataskala, Ohio and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Monday, June 28, 2004 at 2 p.m. with Rev. William O. Webster officiating.  Interment  followed at Greenwood Cemetery, Bellaire, Ohio.

ROBERT  T.  SCHEEHLE, 82, of Orchid Drive, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Sunday, July 11, 2004 in the East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry.
He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on September 16, 1921, a son of the late Thomas and Lilly (Rothermond) Scheehle.
Bob was retired owner of Scheehle Produce, member of the Grace Presbyterian Church, Past Commander American Legion Post #38, former Drum Major of the American Legion Drum and Bugle Corp. and Past President of the Lions Club all of Martins Ferry.  Bob also served his country in the U. S. Army during W.W. II.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Betty McConnville.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn V. (Speidel) Scheehle;  two sons, Robert T. (Cheryl) Scheehle, Jr. and Thomas F. (Amy) Scheehle;  daughter, Marianne (Kenneth) Grate all of Martins Ferry;  brother, Jack Scheehle, Phoenix, Az.;  four sisters, Helen Taylor, Nevada, Blanche Hagan, Thornville, Ohio, Joan Campbell-Moore, Wheeling, W. Va. and Alice Lucarelli, St. Clairsville, Ohio.  He is also survived by four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at 1 p.m. with Rev. William O. Webster, Jr. officiating.  Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

VIRGINIA  BECK 88, formerly of Pearl Street and Laslo Apts., Martins Ferry, Ohio died Thursday, July 8, 2004 in the the Heartland of Lansing Care Center, Lansing, Ohio.
She was born in Martins Ferry on July 13, 1915, a daughter of the late George F. and Mary (Evans) Beck.
She was a retired employee of the former Fenray Theater;  and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Bessie Coss Sabic;  a niece, Katherine Speers;  and a close friend, Harriett Porter.
She is survived by a sister, Blanche Speer, Harrisville, Ohio;  four nephews, George R. (Inez) Coss, Newton Falls, Ohio, Ronald G. (Evie) Coss, Newport Coast, Calif., Kenneth B. (Irish) Coss, Huber Heights, Ohio and James L. (Mary Jane) Coss, Rayland, Ohio;  a niece, Mary Ann Karl, Huntley, Il.;  and nine great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 11 a.m. with Rev. William O. Webster officiating.  Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Fourth and Walnut Streets, Martins Ferry, Ohio  43935.
RANDY  N.  BLEHSCHMIDT, 51, of Johnson Ave., Bridgeport, Ohio died Thursday, July 22, 2004 in the West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Randy was born in Clarksburg, W.Va. on July 2, 1953, a son of thte late Bernard D. and Gloretta G. (McIntire) Blehschmidt who survives him of Wheeling, W. Va.
He was a former employee at Cornet Foods, Wheeling, W. Va.  He was a past member of Wheeling Jaycee's, served as treasurer of Eagles Aerie 995, Bridgeport, Ohio and a 25 year volunteer for the Muscular Distrophy Association.
In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, Mary H. (Slaven) Blehschmidt;  daughter, Jennifer M. Blehschmidt and her fiance, Gary Griffith, Bridgeport, Ohio;  brother, Allen D. (Randy Ruth) Blehschmidt, Wheeling, W. Va.;  nephew, A. J. Blehschmidt, Wheeling, W. Va.;  niece, Heather Borkoski, Belmont, Oh. and sister-in-law, Laura L. Prokes, Harrisville, Oh.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Monday, July 26, 2004 at 11 a.m. with Rev. William O. Webster, Jr. officiating.  Interment  followed in Linwood Cemetery, Blaine, Oh.
Memorial contributions may be made to West Penn Hospital Foundation, Burn Camp Fund, 4818 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15224.


EDNA  L.  WEST, 77, formerly of Hickory Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Friday, August 6, 2004 in the East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry.
She was born in Bellaire, Ohio on July 26, 1927, a daughter of the late James R. and Opal E. (Garloch) Hoffman.
She was a retired employee of the Belmont Restaurant, Bellaire, Ohio.  Edna was a member of the Church of Christ, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Milford R. West;  one son, Richard D. West;  one brother, Frederick R. Hoffman and one sister, Elnora I. Ruchak.
She is survived by one son, Ray E. (Karen) West;  one daughter, Linda L. Burch, both of Martins Ferry, Ohio;  three brothers, Franklin D. (Janet) Hoffman, Polk, Ohio, Richard (Margaret) Hoffman, Barnsville, Ohio and Joseph K.(Nancy) Hoffman, Las Vegas, Nev.;  two sisters, Dorothy P. Palatinis, Hawaii and Shirley A. Androsko, Maynard, Ohio.  She is also survived by six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Monday, August 9, 2004 at 1 p.m. with Everett Hudson officiating.  Interment  followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.


CAROLYN  P.  LEWIS,  62, of Center Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Wednesday, August 4, 2004 in the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W. Va.
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on October 7, 1941, a daughter of the late George and Mary (Gump) Conner.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Dean Lewis;  two brothers, Pete and Donald Lewis and one sister, Ailene Smith.
She is survived by two sons, Donald (Diane) Lewis and David (Amy) Lewis;  two daughters, Cheryl Lewis and Kimberly Barries, all of Martins Ferry;  three brothers, Brady Conner, Martins Ferry, James Conner, St. Clairsville, Ohio and Russell Conner, Wheeling, W. Va.;  one sister, Cleo Sapp, Martins Ferry.  She is also survived by eight grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at the funeral home Saturday, August 7, 2004 at 11 a.m. with Rev. William O. Webster, Jr. officiating.


BERNICE  P.  MAYOROS, 84, formerly of Main Street, Florence, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville, Ky.
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on December 27, 1919 the daughter of the late Andrew and Aniela (Gubernat) Mista.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis J. Mayoros;  daughter, Anna Marie Troyan;  granddaughter, Janet Meredyk;  great-grandson, Jeffrey Zbydniewski  and two brothers, Joseph and Michael Mista.
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley, wife of Robert Meredyk, Brunswick, Ohio and Betty, wife of Paul Peresta, La Grange, Ky.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral Liturgy With Mass was celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry on Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Father Thomas Magary as the celebrant.  Interment followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

THEODORE  (TED)  SOLTYSIAK, 80, of Carlisle Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Saturday, September 11, 2004 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W. Va.
Ted was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on April 8, 1924, a son of the late John and Walentyna (Figura) Soltysiak.
He was a retired line inspector at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, P.N.A. Lodge 2220, former V.F.W. Post 3613 and Eagles Aerie 456 all of Martins Ferry.  Ted also served in the U. S. Navy during W.W.II.
In addition to his parents Ted was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Wanda (Wojcik) Soltysiak and one brother, Charles Soltysiak, Sr.
He is survived by on son, John Allen Soltysiak, Carnegie, Pa.;  daughter-in-law, Carol S. Soltysiak, Wheeling, W. Va.;  two loving grandsons, Jason and Keith Soltysiak, Carnegie, Pa. and numerous relatives and friends.
Funeral Ligurgy with Mass was celebrated Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry with Rev. Thomas Magary as the celebrant.  Interment followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, W. Va.  Military honors were held by the Belmont Co. Council of the V.F.W.

JULIUS  A.  MARKUS, 81, formerly of North 7th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Saturday, September 18, 2004 in East Ohio Regional Long Term Care.
He was born in Martins Ferry on July 24, 1923, a son of the late Mike and Elizabeth (Kosa) Markus.
He was a retired employee of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Martins Ferry Plant;  and a U. S. Navy Veteran having served in W.W.II.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret L. (Oberdick) Markus;  and a brother, Mike Markus.
He is survived by two sons, James A. (Mary) Markus and Mark S. (Billie Jo) Markus;  a brother, Roy (Madalyn) Markus;  and grandchildren, Jessica, Samantha, Jimmy and Steven all of Martins Ferry.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Sanders officiating.  Interment  followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio, with military honors by the Belmont Co. Council of the V.F.W.



EVELYN  V.  (EBBY)  THOMAS, 90, of Grant Ave., Martins Ferry, Ohio died Friday, October 8, 2004 at East Ohio Regional Long Term Care.
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on March 10, 1914, a daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Conaway) Williams Reed.
She was a Protestant by faith.  Ebby was a very well known musician having played for senior citizens and many local clubs, businesses, churches and many functions in Martins Ferry and the surrounding area and had been active in many organizations.  Ebby was dearly loved by everyone who knew her.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold (Red) Thomas;  one son, David Thomas;  sister, Violet Williams Morris; and one brother, Harold (Huck) Williams.
She is survived by one sister, Thelma Maguire Burns, Martins Ferry;  six nieces, Shirley Davies, Prospect, Ky, Delores Sauders, Bellaire, Oh., Evelyn Meigh, Billie Hartmann, Judy Donley and Lana Graff, all of Martins Ferry;  three nephews, Harold (Skip) Morris, Mentone, Calif., Bruce Maguire and James Thomas, both of Martins Ferry.  She is also survived by six grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at the funeral home at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 13, 2004, with Rev. Joseph Sanders officiating.  Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

JOHN  M.  SCHMIDT, 52, of Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Friday, October 1, 2004 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va.
John was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on March 14, 1952, a son of the late Edward J. and Mary Jean (Fitzgerald) Schmidt.
He is survived by two brothers, James (Marian) Schmidt, Bridgeport and Jay (Denise) Schmidt, Martins Ferry;  and one sister, Judy (George) Hathaway, also of Martins Ferry.
Private services were held at the convenience of the family.  Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

VICKY  L. ( MILLS-THOMAS) TRUAX,  43, of Colrain Road, Bridgeport, Ohio died Thursday, October 28, 2004 at the home of her father in St. Clairsville, while in the company of her family.
Vicky was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on January 23, 1961, the daughter of Robert J. (Marian Costa) Mills of St. Clairsville, Ohio and Katherine (Spinder) Hood of Martins Ferry, Ohio.
In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband, David Bruce Truax, Jr.;  son, J. R. Thomas;  daughter, Jessica M. Truax, all of Bridgeport, Ohio;  three brothers, Robert J. Mills, Jr., Belmont, Ohio, Mark A. Mills, Ashville, Ohio, and Scott E. Hood, Martins Ferry, Ohio;  sister, Melissa M. Mills, St. Clairsville, Ohio;  two step-brothers, John E. Gargala, Adena, Ohio and Jason L. Gargala, Holland, Michigan.  Also surviving are 15 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Monday, November 1, 2004 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Neal McFarland officiating.  Interment followed in Belmont Memorial Park, St. Clairsville, Ohio.


WILLIAM  F.  SCHWEIZER, 81, of N. Wabash Street, Wheeling, WV, died Tuesday, November 2, 2004 at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W. Va.
He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on May 11, 1923, the son of the late Frederick J. and Florence M. (McKenzie) Schweizer.
He was an accountant at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Wheeling, W. Va. and retired from Posin's Jewelry.  He was also a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling where he was also a lector.  He was a member of American Legion Post 38, Drum and Bugle Corp., Wheeling Local of the American Federation of Musicians, and leader of the local Big Band Twilight Serenaders for 50 years.  He served in the U. S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy J. (Morris) Schweizer.  In addition to his wife he is survived by five sons:  Frederick C. (Bonnie) Schweizer, Murfreesboro, Tenn.;  William J. (Debbie) Schweizer, Wheeling, WV.;  Frank P. Schweizer, Martins Ferry, Ohio;  John M. Schweizer, Wheeling, WV.;  and George E. (Janet) Schweizer, Oceanside, CA.  He also had four daughters, Mary Lee (Dennis) Porter, Wheeling, WV.;  Jeanne L.  (Anthony) Blake, Stoneboro, Pa.;  Nancy E. (William) Carroll, Butler, Pa.;  and Dorothy A. (Michael) Murphy, Wheeling, WV.  He is also survived by a good friend, JoEllen Keller.  Mr Schweizer had 22 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 2111 Market St., Wheeling, WV.  26003 at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 5, 2004 with Rev. Patrick Condron officiating.  Interment  followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry. 
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church or the charity of your choice.


FRANCES  PETERSEN, 88, formerly of Martins Ferry,  and Brilliant, Ohio died Tuesday, November 2, 2004 at Massillon, Ohio.
She was born in Sherrodsville, Ohio on August 16, 1916, a daughter of the late Orin and Ina C. (Stewart) Justus.
She was a retired registered nurse having worked at Ohio Valley Medical Center.  She was a member of O.V.G.H. alumni association, Brilliant Presbyterian Church, Women's Club and Rebecca Lodge, both of Brilliant.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl George Petersen;  daughter, Mary Gay Vaughn who recently died on August 31 of this year;  infant son, Carl Vincent Petersen;  and one sister, Cleo Huff.
She is survived by son, George J. (Jackie) Petersen, Dillonvale, Ohio;  two daughters, Bonnie L. (Deo) Almazar, Wittenberg, Wis. and Amy Lou Liebold, St. Louis, Mo.;  and one sister, Helen Brown, Brilliant, Ohio.  She is also survived by six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Friday, November 5, 2004 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Bill N. Lawrence officiating.  Interment will be held at the convenience of the family at Bowerston, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Institute for Cancer Research, 1759 R Street, NW, P.O. Box 97167, Washington, DD  20090-7167.


CLEMENCY  H.  FLADING, 87, formerly of N. 7th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at Peterson Hospital, Wheeling, W. Va.
She was born in Warwood, W. Va., on May 4, 1917, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Conroy) Harden.
She was a retired employee of Nickles Bakery, Martins Ferry, and also a former employee of Marx Toy Factory.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Harden and two sisters, Urusla Ford and Helen Bauer.
Surviving are three daughters,  Joan M. Wilson, Wellsburg, W. Va.,  Jerri L. (Richard) Fiscus, Martins Ferry,  Linda L. (William) Rogers, Bellaire;  son, Kenneth J. (Kathy) Flading, Jr., St. Clairsville;  grandson, Ronald T. (Mikie) Fiscus, Granger, Ind.;  four granddaughters:  Jane E. (Daniel) Haught, Follansbee, W. Va.;  Jill M. (Lawrence) Mazella, Colliers, W. Va.;   Kimberly (John) Milton, Cranberry Twp., Pa.;  Jennifer L. Cappiccie (Joseph) De Fede, Martins Ferry;    six great grandsons,  six great granddaughters and also several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home, Saturday, November 27, 2004 at  noon with Rev. Tim Colvin officiating.  Interment followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, W.Va.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Peterson Hospital Residence Council, Homestead Ave.. Wheeling, W. Va. 26003.

    MARTIN  J.  "SPONG"  GAUGHAN, 50, of Hanover Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W. Va.
    He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on January 5, 1954, the son of the late Patrick and Ester (Santa) Gaughan.
    He was employed at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Yorkville plant for 31 years.  He was a member of the Italian-American Citizens Club and Polish National Alliance #2200, both of Martins Ferry.
    Surviving are his wife, Rebecca (Koles) Gaughan;  two stepsons, John (Heather) Cruse, Piney Fork, and Douglass (Fiancee, Jennifer) Cruse, Shadyside, Ohio;  stepdaughter, Amanda Cruse of Yorkville;  two brothers, Patrick (Sue) Gaughan,
Atascapero, Calif., and James (LInda) Gaughan, Texas;  seven grandchildren and two nieces and two nephews.
    Funeral services were held at the funeral home on Saturday, November 20, 2004 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Father Thomas A. Magary officiating.