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JANE A. WILDMAN, 71, of Martins Ferry, OH passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 at her home with her loving husband, Terry, by her side. They would of celebrated 52 years of marriage July 16, 2018.
She was born October 10, 1946 in Bellaire, OH, the daughter of the late Albert and Emma Jane (Long) Vasek.
Jane retired in 2009 from Softite Credit Union and began her banking career in 1977 at the former Fidelity Savings and Loan in Martins Ferry. She was a past member of the M.F.V.F.D. Auxiliary Club and the M. F. Child Study Club. She was a protestant by faith.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Albert (Abbie) Vasek.
Surviving are her husband, Terry of 51 years; daughter, Taralyn (Jerry) Manukin of Brookside; son, Terry of Grove City. She has six grandchildren, Morgan, Jerry (Megan), Mackenzie Manukin and Kennedy, Parker and Avery Wildman.
Jane's wishes were for everyone to remember all the good times that each of you shared with her and hold on to those memories forever.
Friends will be received at the funeral home Friday, June 29, 2018 from 5 until time of a memorial service at 6 p.m. with Rev. William O. Webster, Jr. officiating.
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CHARLES  R.   PROBST,  SR. “CHARLIE”, 81, of Martins Ferry, OH passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, June 25,2018, he and Shirley’s 63rd wedding anniversary.
Charlie was born on October 15, 1936 in Wheeling, WV, the second son of the late Lawrence and Laura Edna “Hamilton” Probst.
In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by his brother, Mack “Bern” Probst.
Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Shirley “Milbert” Probst; four children: Linda (Jerry) Pockl, Chuck (Karen) Probst, Cindy (Tom Henceroth) Probst and Tom (Mary Jo) Probst. All reside in Martins Ferry, Colerain area. Seven grandchildren: Alyssa Cotsamire, Jake and Connor Probst, Ashley (Jordan) Howard, Jessie Probst, Kyle and Kelsey Pockl; four great grandchildren; brother, Jim (Josie) Probst of Colerain.
Charlie was a 1954 graduate of Martins Ferry High School. He was a sports standout in baseball and football. He was inducted into the Martins Ferry Hall of Fame in 2017. He was a fan of Martins Ferry Purple Riders, Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Charlie enjoyed playing softball in his younger years and golfing and bowling until a few years ago.
He retired in 1999 from UPS after 30 years of service. He and Shirley had a fun filled relaxing retirement. They enjoyed vacationing at Myrtle Beach, Geneva on the Lake and Tennessee with family and long time friends.
Charlie was the most loving, kind, generous husband, father and grandfather a family could be blessed with. He never ask for anything for himself and was grateful for others kindnesses.
He was a faithful servant of our Lord as a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Martins Ferry having served as a past deacon and usher.
Friends will be received at the funeral home Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home Friday, June 29, 2018, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Larry Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH.
Thanks to Alternative Home Health and Valley Hospice Staff. Special thanks to caregivers, Melanie Broselow, Hilary Ramage, Missy Vargo, Sherry Zalesny, Tiffany Tedechi and Tammy Tedechi. They’ve been wonderful!
Memorial contributions may be made to 1st Baptist Church, 306 Locust Street, Martins Ferry, OH 43935.
The Martins Ferry Fire Department will hold services Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
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JERRY WALTER PIKO, 68, of Martins Ferry, OH , passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018 at his residence. 
Jerry was born in Martins Ferry, OH on October 12, 1949, a son of the late Walter and Emma (Oddis) Piko.
He was a retired truck driver for Mister Mover of Columbus, OH. He spent his life giving his all for his children and grandchildren. His two greatest loves where family and football. 
He is survived by his two daughters, Cassie (Gary) Duguay, Jackson OH and Janet Jones,Parkersburg WV; three sons, Mike (Lori) Piko, Martins Ferry, Aaron Weaver, Zanesville, OH and Chris Weaver, Columbus OH; brother, Jan (Sharon) Piko,Cleveland, OH; two sisters, Laura Hood,  and Judy Kovach, both of Columbus, OH; five granddaughters,Jeyra (Tyler) Hickman, Jackson OH;Jema Duguay, Jackson OH; Mckaylynn Weaver Groveport OH; Ayron Crie Robson and Kylie Piko; six grandsons Michael Piko, Ashville OH; Kyle Piko, Ashville OH; Dillon Piko-Duguay, Jackson OH; Dalton Piko-Duguay, Jackson OH; AJ Weaver, Columbus OH; Zack Weaver, Columbus OH, and one Great great grandson Jace Hickman, Jackson OH.
He was an extraordinary man that left his mark on this world and will forever be in the hearts of his family and friends. 
Services are private at the convenience of family.
Go Steelers!
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Jane Richards McFarland, 87, of Martins Ferry, OH, died Monday, July 16, 2018.
Jane was the daughter of the late Richard and Sylvia Hammett Richards and was married to James J. McFarland from 1965 until his death in 1992.
Jane began working as a teletypist at The Times Leader in Martins Ferry while a senior at Martins Ferry High School. She later worked in the composing room of The Intelligencer in Wheeling for more than 30 years, for a combined 49 years at the two papers.
After retirement, she became a member of First Presbyterian Church in Martins Ferry, where she enjoyed playing euchre and volunteering at the annual rummage sale and funeral luncheons.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister Jo Ann Christoffers and brother-in-law Ferman Christoffers.
She is survived by her sons J.R. McFarland of Martins Ferry and David A. McFarland and his wife Betsy Bethel-McFarland of Martins Ferry; grandson Christian David McFarland and his wife Amanda of Reynoldsburg, OH; granddaughter Emma Skye McFarland of Martins Ferry; "granddaughters" Madison and Rylee Reis and Ella Hall; beloved cousins Jane Ann Hammett, Penny Moore, Mike Hammett, Becky Arnott, Tammy Smith, Judy Beyda, Dianna Brick, Lee Ann Brick and Dean Brick, and their spouses and children; and her four-legged "babies" Isabelle and Lucy.
Jane was a generous soul who gave everything she had and then gave some more. She loved chocolate, sauerkraut and turkey stuffing (hold the turkey); the color purple; "Gone With the Wind": reading crime novels; assembling jigsaw puzzles; watching TV and working the Sunday crossword -- in pen.
Friends will be received at the funeral home  Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, July 19, from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 400 Walnut St., Martins Ferry, OH 43935, or the Belmont County Animal Rescue League, 45244 National Road West, St. Clairsville, OH 43950.
The deacons of the church will hold service Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
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RAYMOND L. DEHNART, 80, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018. 
He was born in Follansbee, WV on March 27, 1938, a son of the late Edwin Lee and Ruth (Porter) Dehnart.
He was a retired security guard at the Cardinal Plant of Brilliant, Ohio
.Raymond was a former Past Master of the Smithfield Masonic Lodge #182 and is now the Worshipful Master of the Ohio City Lodge #486 of Martins Ferry.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Clifford and a sister, Wanda Logan.
In addition to his wife, Patricia Jean (Bushilla) Dehnart, he is survived by a son, Raymond Mark (Krista) Dehnart, FL; two daughters, Penny Jo (John) Windell, GA and Lee Ann (Chris) Cleary, Martins Ferry; three brothers, Robert (Jean) Dehnart, FL, Ralph (Beth) Dehnart, OH; William (Pat) Dehnart, OH; sister, Shirley (Richard) Morgan, OH; granddaughter, Mary Jo (Mark) Roell; grandson, Matt Dehnart and five great grandchildren 
Services are private at the convenience of family. 
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WILLIAM DEXTER LONGENETTE, "WINK", 75, formerly of Martins Ferry, OH passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018 at his residence in Columbus, OH.
He was born in Martins Ferry on June 22, 1943, a son of the late John Dexter and Rose Alice (Klaker) Longenette.
He was a retired employee of the former Longenette Construction and Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Mingo Plant.
Wink was on the Martins Ferry Purple Riders football team and played in two undefeated seasons 60 and 61. He was one of the famous "5 Tons Of Fun", which included Ted Torok, Frank Stauffer, Joe Minder, and Tiny Ward + 1 was Charles Coss, QB.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by four brothers, John, Robert, Howard and Paul; two sisters, Clara Horner and Lulu Rippentrop.
He is survived by his wife, Connie Lou (Weekly) Longenette; son, William (Lori) Longenette, II, Columbus, OH; daughter, Susan Longenette, Martins Ferry; granddaughter, Taylor E. Longenette, Columbus, OH; grandson, Anthony J. Longenette, Galloway, OH; sister, Freda Olszeski. 
Services are private at the convenience of family. 
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MILDRED FRANCES REESE, 85, resident of The Villas at St. Therese, formerly of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018 in Columbus, OH.
Millie was born in Martins Ferry, OH on March 19, 1933, the daughter of the late Carmen and Mary Grace (Cappuccia) DeFede.
She was a retired Bookkeeper for the City of Martins Ferry. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church also in Martins Ferry, OH.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald N. Reese; four sisters, Mary DeAngelis, Lucille Campagna, Serephina Pacifico and Josephine Vargo; three brothers, Frank, Samuel and Joseph DeFede.
She is survived by daughter, Melinda R. (James) Heitker, Westerville, OH; son, Donald J. (Janie) Reese, Paradise Valley, AZ; granddaughter, Kathleen G. (John) Sheridan; granddaughter, Sarah M.(John) Matthews; grandson, Joseph R. Heitker; grandson, Thomas J. Heitker, M.D.; granddaughter, Alexandria (Benjamin) Calacci; granddaughter, Samantha V. Reese; great-granddaughter, Madeline R. Sheridan; great-grandson, John P. Sheridan, III; great-granddaughter, Molly R. Matthews; great-grandson, Michael W. Matthews; great-grandson, Mitchell J. Matthews.  
Friends will be received at the funeral home Saturday from 9 until 11 a.m.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, at Noon on Saturday, August 18, 2018, with Rev. Tom Marut as the celebrant. 
Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery Martins Ferry.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church, 20 N. 4th Street Martins Ferry, OH 43935.
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JESSIE LOU WORTHINGTON, 79, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away Tuesday, August 28th, 2018.
She was born in Martins Ferry, on August 15, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Charles Herman and Helen (Saunders) Armstrong.
She was employed at Attorney William L.Thomas Law Office for 18 Years. Retired from Ameritec/Ohio Bell Telephone Co after 31 years; realtor with the former Colman Realty; member of the 1st Presbyterian Church; 50 year member of the Chancel Choir; member of the Alpha Pi Sigma Sorority, Gamma Chapter. all of Martins Ferry. Jessie graduated from M. F. H. S. in 1957. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her life long friends, Dottie Ann, Mary Louise and Jeanann.
She is survived by two daughters, Beth Lynne (Scott) Davidson and Jane Lynne (Joseph) Klug, both of Martins Ferry; four grandsons, Anthony Vespa, Martins Ferry, Jacob Klug, Martins Ferry, Daniel (Sarah) Klug, St. Clairsville and Zackary Davison, Martins Ferry; granddaughter, Jessica Katelyn Davison, Martins Ferry; two great-grandchildren, Brayden Ging and Brielle Klug.
Friends will be received at the funeral home Friday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and also Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 10 until time of service at 11 a.m., with Rev. David Stammerjohn, officiating.
Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery Martins Ferry.
The Deacons of the church will hold a service Friday at 7 p.m., followed by the Sorority at 7:30 p.m.
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MARJORIE RUTH WACKER, "JORIE" 71, of Martins Ferry, OH passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018.
She was born in Martins Ferry, on September 8, 1946 she was the daughter of the late Merchant Clinton and Marjorie Ruth (Montgomery) Russell.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church Martins Ferry, OH.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dale Wacker, Sr.
She is survived by son, Robert Dale (Susan Church) Wacker, Jr., Yorkville, OH; sister, Nancy M. Russell, Martins Ferry, OH; sister-in-law, Leticia Schunn; several nieces and nephews.  
Friends will be received at the funeral home Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 6 until time of a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor Tina Siroki officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 St. Rt. 150, Rayland, OH 43943 or First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 585, Martins Ferry, OH 43935.
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SHARON  RUTH  PHILLIPS, 61, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away Monday, September 3, 2018.
She was born in Sewickley, PA on May 2, 1957, the daughter of the late Grant Troutman and Faye (Andrews) Beck.
She is survived by her husband, Daniel Nelson Phillips; three sons, Robert,  Harold and James Hoge. She is also survived by three grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
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DONNA DARLENE FETTY, 62, of Harrisville, OH , passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018 at her residence. 
She was born in Martins Ferry, OH on April 4, 1956, a daughter of the late Henry Davie and Anna Marie (Long) Fetty.
She was employed at Wal-Mart, St. Clairsville, OH. She was a member of Assembly Of God Church of Pleasant Grove, OH.
Donna is survived by a sister, Sherry McMillan, Harrisville, OH and a niece, Debbie McMillan, of New Kensington, PA.  
Services are private at the convenience of family. 
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IRENE  DOBBS, 82, of Bridgeport, OH passed away Friday, September 21, 2018.
Her wish was no visitation or funeral service to be held.
Interment to be held at the convenience of the family.
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WILLIAM HENRY BURCH, 76, of 415 Clinton Street Martins Ferry, OH passed away Saturday, September 1st, 2018. 
Bill was born on June 19, 1942, a son of the late George and Nellie (Miller) Burch.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Rose Burch and two brothers, Elmer and Johnny.
He is survived by a sister, Delores Bannan, Martins Ferry; two brothers, George Burch and Harry Burch, both of Columbus, OH; three nieces, Joni Laslo, Chris Padgelak and Lesa Deller; two nephews, Matthew Bannan and Christopher Bannan, both of Martins Ferry and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorial visitation will be held Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m.
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ANTHONY WAYNE JAWORSKI, "BUBBLES", 75, formerly of Martins Ferry, OH passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018.  
He was born in Martins Ferry, OH on October 31, 1942, a son of the late Tony A and Ethel (Bennett) Jaworski.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Rhonda Lee (Vensel) Jaworski.
He is survived by a daughter, Susan A. Bell, Martins Ferry; son, Mark A. (Melinda) Jaworski, Flatwoods, KY; two brothers, Skeeter (Sandy) Jaworski, Bridgeport, OH and Rick Jaworski, Colerain, OH; five grandchildren, James Bell, Christopher (Tiffany), Alan, Logan (Jessica) and Katy Jaworski; great-grandson, Parker.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry where friends will be received Sunday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Tom Marut officiating. 
Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
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