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TILLIE ANN ZEPPOS, 91, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018.
She was born in Martins Ferry on March 15, 1927, the daughter of the late George V. and Elizabeth (Preda) Bonchu.
She was a member of Greek Orthodox Church Of The Life-Giving Fountain of Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry A. Zeppos; two brothers, Russell and Eugene Bonchu.
She is survived by two daughters, Donna J. (Neal) Chase, Wheeling, WV and Diana M. (David) Marocco, Coraopolis, PA; two grandchildren, Natalie Urban and Nicolas Marocco, great-grandson, Owen Urban
Services are private at the convenience of family. 
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NANCY JUNE STAUFFER, 76, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020.  
Nancy was born in Woodlands, WV on June 28, 1943, a daughter of the late Herbert and Hazel (Gatts) Kelley.

She was a retired Registered Nurse at the former East Ohio Regional Hospital. She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church of Martins Ferry.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank L. Stauffer; two brothers, Robert and Norman Kelley; one sister, Nina Kelley Hanson.

She is survived by two sons, Michael F. (Tonda) Stauffer, Bridgeport. OH and Matthew J. Stauffer, Martins Ferry; two grandaughters, Lindy Stauffer, Bridgeport, OH and Kylie Stauffer, Bridgeport.; grandson, Lucas Ibsen, Cambridge, OH; two great-granddaughters, Emma and Skyler Ibsen; great grandson, John Ibsen; sister, Shirlene (Duke) Horstemeyer, Weirton, WV.

Final arrangements are pending.

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ROBERT TROSCH, 84, of St. Clairsville, OH, died Friday, August 7, 2020.
No service will be held.
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KENNETH EARL (KENNY) GRATE, 69, of Martins Ferry, OH passed away Monday, August 31, 2020. 
Kenny was born in Salem, OH on March 22, 1951, a son of Emily Woolard Grate of Washington, NC.
He was a retired police officer, D.A.R.E. Instructor, and a School Bus Driver for the City of Martins Ferry. He was a member of First Christian Church of Martins Ferry. Kenny served in the U.S. Navy during the Viet Nam War.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Grate.
In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, Marianne (Scheehle) Grate; two brothers, Allen and Bill Grate; two sisters, Brenda Afton and Cynthia Grate; two beloved pets, Piper and Penny; numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry where friends will be received Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 11:30-1:30 p.m. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. at Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry with Rod Kasler officiating. 
Belmont Co. Veterans Association will give military honors at the cemetery preceding the service.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Belmont Co. Animal Shelter, 45244 National Road, St. Clairsville, OH 43950.
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DOLORES "Dee" TERESA (TEMPLIN) DONALD, 83, of St. Clairsville, OH passed away September 3, 2020 at Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio.
Dolores was born in Wheeling WV, September 21, 1936. She was the daughter of the late George and Helen Templin.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert T. Donald, who shared 36 years of absolute love and devotion to each other and their family.
She is survived by her children, Craig Bierkortte, Paul (Denise) Bierkortte, Darlene (Ross) Kleiner and Beth (Jim) Matuska, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Also, her brother George Templin, her sisters Phyllis (Paul) Robey and Sharon (Joe) McCutcheon.
She was retired after 20 years of dedicated service to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services in St. Clairsville, OH.
She was an amazing mother, grandmother, sister and good friend to many. Her love and devotion to helping and caring for others was unconditional.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the House of the Carpenter, 200 S Front St. Wheeling, WV 26003 or St. Jude's Children's Research hospital.
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After a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, Shirley Ann (Tankovits) Moczek, 82, of Glen Dale, West Virginia, formerly of Martins Ferry, Ohio, passed away at her home on September 21, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. 
Born September 24, 1937, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, to the late Joseph and Anna (Smith) Tankovits, Shirley was a 1955 graduate of St. John Central High School in Bellaire, Ohio. There, she met the love of her life, Paul R. Moczek. Together with Paul they raised four daughters: Paula (Marty) Spanner of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania; Jayme (Perry) Nardo of Shadyside, Ohio; JoEllen (Lou) Pytlak of Glen Dale, West Virginia; and Dawn (Todd) Zelczak of Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Shirley was a loving and proud grandmother (Mamie) to her “Baker’s Dozen:” Marty (Sarah) Spanner, Matthew (Emily) Nardo, Benjamin (Alison) Spanner, Bryan (Emma) Nardo, Kaitlyn Pytlak, Natalie Spanner, Kyle Pytlak, Daniel Spanner, Hannah Pytlak, Luke Nardo, Riley Zelczak, Steven Zelczak, and Audrey Zelczak. Her joy of life can be seen through the eyes of her four great-grandchildren: Bianca, Oliver, Joseph and Dominick. 
In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Paul of 56 years, a brother Joseph "Sonny" (Jean) Tankovits, and brother-in-law George W. "Bill" Collignon. 
Surviving is her sister: Marlene (Tankovits) Collignon -- as well as several special nieces and nephews.
Shirley worked for the city of Martins Ferry as the secretary to the Mayor in the late 1950s. She later was an administrative assistant to Green International of Sewickley, Pennsylvania.
Shirley was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Martins Ferry, Ohio. In 1988, Shirley and Paul founded the St. Mary’s chapter of the Infant of Prague Society, bringing faith and hope to hundreds of Catholics in the Ohio Valley for the past 3 decades. 
The family will honor Shirley’s memory with a private viewing on Thursday, September 24. Respects can be made in the vestibule of St. Mary’s Church from 10-11 am Friday, September 25, prior to Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am, concelebrated by Rev. Thomas Marut and our special family priest, Rev. Thomas Magary.  
The family requests that proper social distancing measures be adhered to and a mask be worn during visitation and the Mass. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover St., Martins Ferry, Ohio. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: St. Mary’s Infant of Prague Society, 20 N. Fourth St., Martins Ferry, OH 43935, to help fulfill Shirley’s dream of building a Shrine to The Infant of Prague.  
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KATHLEEN HUGHES, 56, of Wheeling, WV , died Wednesday, September 23, 2020. 
Kathleen was born in Tulsa, OK on August 11, 1964, daughter of the late, James and Ketora (Russ) Hughes
She was a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church of Wheeling, WV.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robin Johnson. 
She is survived by four daughters, Robin K., Romanita N., Tacara T. and Kathleen K.  Hughes; son, Robin K. Johnson;  grandchildren,  Robin, Khaliyah, Raven,  Khylah D, Kaylani and  Aziza.
At the family's request there will be no visitation.
A memorial service will be held at a date to be announced.
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DAWNISHA ANNETT MENOUGH, 31, of Bellaire, OH, passed away Friday, October 9, 2020 at her residence. 
She was born in Bellaire, OH on January 7, 1989, a daughter of Donald Charles Menough of Bellaire, OH and Georgette (Carter) Menough of Brookside, OH.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Annette  Fitzhugh Carter and maternal grandfather  George Carter
In addition to her parents, she is survived by son, Jaron King, Jr.; four daughters, Nevaeh Menough; J'rya King; Maleigh Menough and Katalaya Menough; two brothers, Zachery and Alec Menough; sister, Elizabeth Gibson and numerous uncles and cousins.
Friends will be received at the Tree of Life Church, 801 Virginia Street, Martins Ferry, OH on Friday, October 16, 2020 from10 until time of service at 1 p.m. with Pastor James Agnew, III officiating.
The family requests that proper social distancing measures be adhered to and a mask be worn during visitation and the funeral service..
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Keller Funeral Home to help defray  funeral expenses.
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JAY BRIAN THOMAS, 63, of Martins Ferry, OH , passed away Friday, October 9, 2020 at his residence. 
He was born in Martins Ferry, OH on December 27, 1956, a son of the late Billie Dean and Rowena Elizabeth (King) Thomas who survives him of Martins Ferry.
He was a retired manager at Long John Silver St, Clairsville, Oh, Moundsville and Woodsdale, WV.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by four brothers, Steven (Shirley), Ronald (Donna), Daniel (Kathy), and Mark (Theresa) Thomas; sister, Kira (Edward) Jones; companion, David Sullivan; several nieces and nephews.  
Final arrangements are pending.
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DENNIS MICHAEL COSS, 68, formerly of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020.
He was born in Wheeling, WV on March 17, 1952, a son of the late Chester and Ruth Elizabeth (Wagner) Coss.
Dennis was a member of the Colerain Presbyterian Church of Colerain, OH.
He was an avid Purple Rider booster for all sports. He also was an avid bowler who rolled a 300 game.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sandy Brown and a brother, Chester Coss.
He is survived by a brother, Charles (Diana) Coss, Steubenville, OH; nephew, Charles M. (Connie) Coss, Wintersville, OH; niece, Michelle (Ronald) Yost, Mt. Lebanon, PA.  
No visitation or services will be held.
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JACQUELINE EILEEN BRIGGS,76, of Martins Ferry, OH, died Friday, November 27, 2020.
She was born in Wheeling,WV on November 9,1944, she was the daughter of the late Jack Edward and Lydia Loretta (Mohney) Downing.
She was a registered nurse.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathy.
In addition  to her husband, William, she is survived by two daughters, Eileen (Bruce) Mack, Shadyside OH; Lucy (Debbie) Beckett) , Lansing, OH; three granddaughters, Jessica, Lydia and Sarah; four grandsons, Michael, Brandon, Tommy and Jordan; great grandson, Carter.
Private visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marshall County Animal Shelter at 37 Animal Shelter Drive, Moundsville, WV 26041
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LLOYD HOOD, SR., 83,of Martins Ferry, OH, died Sunday November 29, 2020.
Lloyd was born in Martins Ferry, OH on May 2, 1937, the son of the late Edward and Hazel (Long) Hood.
He was retired from the former Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, Yorkville plant.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Martins Ferry.
He served in the U.S.Marines. He was a member of the American Legion Post 38 of Martins Ferry.
In addition to his wife, Carol (Gumiela) Hood, he is survived by a son, Lloyd Hood, Jr., Martins Ferry; daughter,, Denise (Brad)  Rinderer, Raleigh, NC. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Brittany ( Matt ) Columbo, Zachary (Ashley) Hood and Andrew (Jordan) Rinderer and one great-grandson, Lucas Columbo.
Final arrangements are pending.
Condolences to the family may be made by signing the guest book online at www.kellerfuneralhome.com
Donations can be made in Lloyd's name to the American Legion Post 38, Martins Ferry, OH 43935
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ANDREW ZAVATSKY, JR. 92, passed away peacefully at Good Shepard Nursing Home.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Audrey (Hrabak) and his parents Andrew and Julia (Repchak). Andrew is survived by his two children, Karen (Greg) Dugan, St. Clairsville and Gary (Paige) Zavatsky of Martins Ferry. as well as three grandchildren , Clinton (Amber) Dugan and Taylre of Atlanta, GA and Matteson (Cole) Zavatsky of Martins Ferry.
Andrew is also survived by two brothers, Robert (Bonnie) and George (Catherine) sister, Carolyn (Raymond) and in-law, Geneva (Lewis) as well as many nieces and nephews and cousins who will all miss him very much. Andrew was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Private services will be held at St. Nicholas Orthodox church in Barton, OH. There will be no visitation due to Covid 19 Restrictions and internment will be immediately following the service. A celebration of life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Nicholas Church of Barton, Barton V.F.D. or the Belmont County Animal Shelter.
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PALMINA J. SALL, 87, formerly of Martins Ferry, OH passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020.
She was born on June 2, 1933, daughter of the late Rose (Marconi) and Vincenzo (Sam) Lucarelli.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert; sisters, Arlene, Mary (Mam) and Katherine; brothers, Vince and Jerry.
She was a retired pharmacy technician and longtime volunteer at East Ohio Regional Hospital and a child of God, dedicating many years of love and service to St. Mary's Parish in Martins Ferry. She will forever be remembered as an amazing cook, baker, Polka Queen and someone who loved everyone unconditionally and without judgement.
She is survived by her children, Robert (Margaret) Sall of Shadyside, OH; Susanne Weigand of Martins Ferry, OH; Tina (Steve) Bujenovic of Yellow Springs, OH grandchildren, Nikki (David) Dawson, Megan (Zack) Kennan, Beth Sall, Ian Weigand, Chris Sall, Maria and Alex Bujenovic; and great-grandchildren, Lola, Sophie and Bobby Kennan.
She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and many others who considered her their " Bonus Mom".
Private visitation and interment in St. Mary's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting memorial contribution to St. Mary's Church, 20 N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, OH 43935
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HELEN ROSE KONTRA, 94, formerly of Shadyside, OH , passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
She was born in Fairpoint, OH on April 8, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Rose (Wykowska) Ciszewski.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Shadyside, OH.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Raymond Kontra; five brothers, and three sisters.
She is survived by a daughter, Vicky (Mark) Giffin; granddaughters, Lindsey (Eric) Taylor, Montgomery, OH, Lauren (Craig) Virost, Columbus, OH; three grandchildren, Liam, Madeline and Penelope Taylor
Friends will be received at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Shadyside, OH Monday December 14, 2020 from 11 until time of Mass at 1 pm, with Father Dan Heusel as Celebrant. 
Interment will follow in Powhatan Cemetery, Powhatan, OH.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Activity Fund at Continuing Health Care of Shadyside 60583 St Rt. 7 Shadyside, OH 43047.
Special thanks to Marge Wilson and family and Sandy Chacko and family for all of their love and support.
Masks and social distancing will be required.
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JOHN LEE HERCULES, “HERK”, 74, of Bridgeport, OH, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. 
John was born in Wheeling, WV on February 22, 1946, a son of the late John Richard and Mildred Jane (Haddon) Hercules.
He was a retired heavy equipment operator at Local 132, Operating Engineers.
He was Presbyterian by faith.
He served in the US Navy. 
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Jane; two brothers, James R. and Kenneth W. Hercules and a sister, Martha Jane Butler.
In addition to his wife, Darlene (Steimman) he is survived by a brother, Robert D. (Patsy) Hercules, Warwood, WV; three daughters, Teressa (Mike) Wolf, Martins Ferry, OH, Katrina (Joe) Czuchran, Rayland, OH, Janet (Brian) Keller, Sharrard, WV; seven grandchildren, Kayla Wolf, Columbus, OH, Michael Wolf, Martins Ferry, OH, John Thomas Wolf, Martins Ferry, OH, Shayla (Ryan) Gilham, Rayland, OH; great-granddaughter, McKinley Jane, Rayland, OH; grandson, Brennan Czuchran, Cleveland, OH; grandson, Austin Keller, Sherrard, WV; granddaughter, Kyllie Keller, Sharrard, WV; several nieces and nephews.
John will be missed by his fur babies.
John loved being outside working in his yard on his Kubota and helping his neighbors.
John will be missed by all his girls.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Valley River Elks Lodge #231, 14 N. 4th Street, or the M.F. Ladder Station, 4th And Locust St., both of Martins Ferry, OH 43935.
Due to Covid 19, no visitation or service.
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LARRY MELTON KISS, 78, of Rayland, OH, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020.
Larry was born in Martins Ferry, OH on May 22, 1942, a son of the late George and Margaret (Dickenson) Kiss.
He was a retired Boiler Operator at former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel.
He was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church of Martins Ferry, OH.
He served in the US. Air Force.
Larry enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially catching walleye and perch on Lake Erie, with friends and family. His most favorable times were spent with his grandchildren, who he dearly loved.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by a son, Larry M. Kiss, Jr., Rayland, two daughters, Kelly A. (Samuel) Jones, Tiltonsville, OH; Wendy N. (Jason) Pribanich, Uniontown, OH; six grandchildren, Donna Jo, Liza, Taylor,; Riley, Paige and Drew; beloved friend, Linda Archer; former wife, Barbara Kiss.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street. Martins Ferry, OH, where friends will be received, January 2, 2021 from 12-4 and 5:30 until time of service at 6 pm, with Rev. William O. Webster, Jr.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church, 7 N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, OH 43935.
Mask and social distancing will be mandated.
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 JO ELLEN KELLER, 94, formerly Martins Ferry, OH passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021 at her residence. 
She was born in Martins Ferry on December 30, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Patrick Francis and Doris Ogden (Lynn) Maher.
She was a retired secretary at Keller Funeral Home; member of St. Mary's Catholic Church ;former member and Past President Martins Ferry Women's Club; St. Mary's Catholic Women's Club; EORH Auxiliary Ivy Twig and Willow Twig; St. Mary's Home and School Organization; member St. Mary's Catholic School Board; St. John's Catholic High School Board of Education; St. Mary's Parish Council and Eucharistic Minister
 In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur J. Keller, Sr.; daughter, Bonnie G. Stewart; brother, Lynn Maher; sister, Patricia Toole.
She is survived by her son, Wilbur J. (Brenda) Keller, Jr., Bridgeport, OH; daughter, Linda Jo Keller, Bridgeport, OH; daughter, Arleen R. Keller, Martins Ferry, OH; grandson, Harry W. McCabe, Bolibar, MO; granddaughter, Lucy L. McCabe, VA; grandson, James P. McCabe, WV; granddaughter, Melissa A. (Steven) Hill, St. Clairsville, OH; grandson, Noah Stewart, Bridgeport, OH; granddaughter, Erica L. (Scott) Keller-Lewis, Martins Ferry, OH; great grandson, Gibson Keller, Martins Ferry, OH; great grandson, Spencer Hill, St. Clairsville, OH; great grandson, Cyrus Hill, St. Clairsville, OH; great granddaughter, Faith Hill, St. Clairsville, OH.  
Services are private at the convenience of family at Keller Funeral Home, Martins Ferry, OH.. 
Interment at Riverview Cemetery Martins Ferry , OH. 
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JAMES TIBURTIUS "JIM" MILLER, 82, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2021. 
Jim was born in Martins Ferry, on May 11, 1938, a son of the late Tiburtius I. "Ty" and Regina (Raab) Miller.
He was a retired Bricklayer at Marquart Inc. Triadelphia, W. V.. Former Miller Construction Co. of Martins Ferry.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus #1421. BPOE #231, all of Martins Ferry; Bricklayers Union Local 9 of Bellaire.
He served in the US. Army. 
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by three brothers, Tom, Robert and Jerome Miller
In addition to his wife, Judy (Burnett), he is survived by two sisters, Mary Angela "Sue" and her husband, Dick Ney, Toledo, Ohio; Dolores "DoDo" and her husband, Larry Schafer, Martins Ferry; great aunt, Kathy Vogler, Wheeling; brother-in-law, Don Seth, Santa Barbara, CA; numerous nieces and nephews. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry, OH, where friends will be received Thursday from Noon to 4 pm.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church, on January 8, 2021 at 11a.m. with Rev. Tom Marut as the Celebrant. 
Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Marys' Church, 20 N. 4th Street Martins Ferry, OH 43935 or Knights Of Columbus # 1421, 25 N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, OH 43935.
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JOHN WILLIAM TRAIN, JR., 72, of Martins Ferry, OH passed away Friday, January 29, 2021. 
John was born in Martins Ferry, OH on April 17, 1948, he was the son of the late John William and Mary Virginia (Stanton) Train.
He was a retired employee of the former Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, Yorkville Plant; member of First Baptist Church and the PNA Club, both of Martins Ferry. 
John was always a writer and a student of life. Filled with empathy. Never meeting a stranger. He would speak up for his beliefs even when not popular but would still love those he disagreed with. He had amazing adventures and sacrificed for his family and others. He always said the best thing he ever did in life was raise great kids. As his children we would say the reason we are who we are today is in large part because of the unconditional love and support we received from our Father.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Jordan.
He is survived by a daughter, Tara Lee (Michael) Bailey, three granddaughters, Zoe, Alanna, and Finley, Madison, AL and a son, John Tyler (Jamie) Train, grandson, Alister, Westerville, OH; former wife, Kim Train, Martins Ferry; sister, Carolyn (Ralph) Francisco of Columbus, OH.  
Celebration of Life Service, will be held post COVID-19.
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 LISA MARIE EDGE, 38, of Columbus, OH passed away Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at her residence. 
Lisa was born in Wheeling, WV on May 19, 1982. She was the daughter of William Francis and Barbara Ann (Reasbeck) Edge of Martins Ferry, OH.
A catholic by faith, she was a graduate of St. John's Central High School and The Ohio State University. She was the owner and Entrepreneur of the Commonwealth Restaurant Group, a unique Columbus eatery and a past sales manager of the Diamond Cellar. A deep love of family, Lisa especially cherished holiday times and enjoyed cooking, shopping, traveling, playing tennis and her dogs; Annabelle and Murphy. She was a strong, fun-loving, spirited woman with an unforgettable smile who treasured memorable times with friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charles A. and Margaret A. Reasbeck and William F. and Mildred B. Edge. 
She is survived by life partner, Rick Harrison Wolfe; uncle and aunt, David and Theresa Edge and cousins, Brandon (Erica) Kelly and Caitlin (Justin) Dela Cruz.
When you think of Lisa, celebrate the good memories you have of her. Remember that life is short and should be lived to the fullest. 
Arrangement have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry, OH where friends will be received Thursday from 2-8 pm.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Friday February 19, 2021 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 20 N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry at 12 Noon with Celebrant, Rev. Thomas Marut and Concelebrant, Rev. Thomas Magary.
Private entombment will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions in Lisa's name may be made to St. Mary's Central School, 24 N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, OH 43935 or the Columbus Humane, 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Court, Hilliard, OH 43206 or online at www.columbushumane.org/give
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NATHANIAL STILLWELL CHASE, III, 67, of Wheeling, WV , passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021. 
He was born in Youngstown, OH on October 21, 1953, the son of the late Nathanial Stillwell Chase, Jr. and Eleanor (Perry) Chase-Good, who survives him.
He was employed as a manager at Krogers in St. Clairsville, OH.
He was a member of First Christian Church/ Disciples of Christ; Warwood Lions Club, St. Clairsville Eagles and Faith in Action of Wheeling.
​In addition to his wife, Donna (DeFranco) Chase, he is survived by his mother and sister, Marie (Ted) Fessler; sister, Jane (Karl) Kuhlke; brother, David (Melanie) Chase; sister, Julia (Peter) Honious.
No visitation or service will be held at this time.​
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JEAN MARIE MAGUIRE, 72, of Martins Ferry, OH , passed away, Tuesday, February 16th, 2021
She was born in Martins Ferry, OH on September 22, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Richard J. and Virginia (Whitney) Conrad.
She was a retired ward secretary at the former Ohio Valley Medical Center Wheeling, WV.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Martins Ferry.
In addition to her husband, Bruce Ray Maguire, she is survived by two daughters, Dana Sue (Gary) Rose, and Jeanette M. (Kevin) Long, son, Richard N. (Geneva) all of Martins Ferry; five grandchildren, Breanne, (Hondo Palmer), Dylan, Kaylee Long, Ray Anne and Sophie Rose great-granddaughter, Brenna Palmer; grandchildren; Jacob, Shaylynn, & Tylan; sister, Susan A. (James) Cecil, Martins Ferry; numerous nieces and nephews; family pet, Tippy.  
Arrangements have ben entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry, OH. where friends will be received Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 2 until time of service at 5 pm. ,with Rev. Beth Medlyn officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Belmont Co. Humane Society/Angela Hatfield, 67039 S. Almar Lane Lane , St. Clairsville, OH 43950.
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KENNETH ACKERMAN, 74, of Colerain, OH, passed away Wednesday, February 17th, 2021, surrounded by his family and companion. Ken never knew a stranger. He will always be remembered by his family and friends, and always with a smile
Kenny was born in Martins Ferry, OH on December 31, 1946. He was the son of the late Gilbert Harvey and Lavada Ruth (Watson) Ackerman.
He was retired from Comcast Cable Co., and retired as a School Bus Driver for Martins Ferry School System.
He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Colerain, OH., Ohio River Valley Elks Lodge, VFW of Colerain, Eagles of St. Clairsville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Caryn (Altomare) Ackerman. 
He is survived by five brothers, Richard (Patricia) Ackerman, Cincinnati, OH; Robert (Lou) Ackerman, Colerain, OH; William (Ruth) Ackerman, Clermont, FL; Donald (Kimberly) Ackerman, Colerain, OH; James (Raye Lynn) Ackerman, Bellaire, OH; and long time companion, Mary Beth Taylor, Colerain, OH.  
Celebration of Life Service will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. 
Ken's remains will be entombed in Holly Memorial Gardens Pleasant Grove, OH. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ken's name to St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, P. O. Box 38 Colerain, Oh 43916 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105., or online at stjude.org
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JOSEPH BEDNARIK, 83, of Martins Ferry, OH , passed away Thursday, March 4th, 2021.
Joe was born in Maynard, OH on October 13, 1937, the was the son of the late Max and Rosie (Svacil) Bednarik.
He was a retired bank manager at Citizens Bank, Colerain, OH.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Martins Ferry, OH, Honorary Life-Time Deacon, taught Sunday School and helped anything to witness about Jesus. Ohio City Lodge, Past President of the former Kiwanis Club and Ruritan Club. He also served in the U
S Marines and the US Air Force.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Bartrug and a brother, Max Bednarik, Jr.
In addition to his wife, Jacqueline Hope (Davis) Bednarik. he is survived by two daughters, Becky (Larry) Roberts, Weirton, WV; Rachel L. (Richard) Kerns, Marion, OH; six grandchildren, Hope Roberts Chiodi, Joseph Roberts, Chancey, Bethany, Zoe and Ellery; great -grandchildren, Dominic, Daniella, Julia, Jalyn; Kyren, Amelia,Brayden,; and Kason. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Bartrug and a brother, Max Bednarik, Jr.; several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martina Ferry, where friends will be received March 7, 2021, Sunday from 12 Noon until time of service at 3 pm, with Rev. Larry Lewis officiating. Private interment will be held Monday at Holley Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to 1st Baptist Church, 306 Locust Street, Martins Ferry, OH 43935.
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ZAMBOANGUITA GUEVARA, 87 of Bridgeport. OH, passed away Wednesday, March 10th, 2021.
She was born in Bacolod City, Philippines on July9. 1933, she was the daughter of the late Caesar and Julieta (Guitche) Navarro.
She was a retired employee at Bally's Casino, Atlantic City, NJ.
She was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling, WV.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerardo P. Guevara.
She is survived by five sons, Fred, Gerardo, Caesar ,Roderick and Jose Maria; daughter, Eula Mae and two sisters, Bella and Rose; son-in-law, Zosimo; three daughter-in-laws, Linda, Ann and Annick.
Private service at the convenience of the family.
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 ABIGAIL LEE BLUST, 77, of Bridgeport, OH , passed away Monday, March 22nd, 2021.
She was born in Martins Ferry, OH on February 26, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Joseph and Edith Abigail (Tice) Tulbure.
She was a retired, cosmetologist at Hometown Hair Salon. She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church, Martins Ferry In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Edward Blust, Sr.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Edward Blust, Sr. and a son, James A. Blust
She is survived by a son, Thomas Edward (Amanda) Blust, Jr., Bridgeport, OH.
Friends will be received at the funeral home Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8p.m.
Funeral service will be held at the funeral home, March 26, 2021 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Murray Stafford, officiating.
Interment will follow in Linwood Cemetery, Blaine, OH
Bereavement service will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 7 pm, conducted by the deacons of Grace Church. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association / Greater East Ohio Area Chapter 3695 Boardman- Canfield Rd., Suite 301B Canfield, OH 44406.
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BECKY SUE JOHNSON, 72, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away Tuesday, March 30th, 2021, at her residence. 
She was born in Martins Ferry, OH on August 30, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Albert Wayne and Sally Lou (Joseph) Lodge.
She was a retired administrative assistant at Martins Ferry School District for 30 years.
She was a member of 1st Presbyterian Church of Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Bruce Lodge and John Williams, Jr.
She is survived by three sons, Michael L. Britt, Jr., Blacklick, OH; Eric A. Britt, Martins Ferry, OH; Jesse J. Johnson, Columbus, OH; one daughter, Shaye L. Siburt; Martins Ferry; four sisters, Kathy Jo (Vincent) Keller, Martins Ferry, Carolyn (Jim) Redinger, Columbus, OH, Madelene Jacobs, Gretna, VA, Ruth Ann (Mark) Sandfort, St. Peters, MO, granddaughter, Lauryn Siburt, Martins Ferry, numerous nieces and nephews.  
Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover St., Martins Ferry, OH, where friends will be received Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the funeral home at noon, with Rev. William O. Webster, Jr. officiating. 
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
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TERRY LEE RUTAN, 65, formerly of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021 at his residence in Wheeling, WV.
He was born in Martins Ferry, on September 16, 1955, the son of the late Raymond Boyd and Betty Lee (Phillips) Rutan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Don; two sisters, Betty (Pinky) Waide and an infant sister, Darlene.
He is survived by a daughter, Crystal Rutan; son, Terry Rutan; numerous nieces and nephews; former wife, Dawn Pavelkey. He is also survived by five grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
Services are private at the convenience of family. 
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NANCY JEAN SPINDER, 73, of Martins Ferry, OH passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021 at her residence. 
She was born in , on June 20, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Lincoln and Helen Ruth (Walker) Brothers.
She was a Methodist by faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Spinder.
She is survived by a son, Donald Edward Walker; daughter, Joella M. Spinder, both of Martins Ferry; grandson, Donald Edward Walker, III, of St. Clairsville, OH.  
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John E Gallagher
Age 80 of Columbus, OH formerly of Viera, FL passed away April 15, 2021
Born Dec 1, 1940 in Wheeling WV, John was a 1958 graduate of Wheeling High School where he was a 4 Sport Athlete and attended West Liberty State University until he was drafted into the Army and served 2 yrs. John moved his family to Columbus in 1968. He was employed by Rockwell International which took him from Columbus to Duluth, GA where he was the Payroll Mgr. John transferred to The Kennedy Space Center where he retired. 
John was an avid sports fan and loved his Buckeyes, Steelers and Pirates. He coached Little League Baseball for 20 years and refereed Basketball for many of those. 
John was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Martins Ferry. He was a Freemason, Shriner, member the Elks, Moose, American Legion and VFW organizations. 
John was preceded in death by his parents, Charles E Gallagher and Audie Mae (Crosby) Gallagher and sister Martha (Gallagher) Nolte. 
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jerri (Wilkins) Gallagher and son, John (Missy) Gallagher, grandsons Quinn and Dane and sister, Margaret (Brent) Johnson and sister in law Linda Archer and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Elders of Grace Presbyterian Church will hold services at the funeral home at 7 pm followed by the Ohio City Masonic Lodge at 7:15 pm and the Ohio River Valley Elks Lodge at 7:30 pm.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover St Martins Ferry OH where friends will be received Friday 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Funeral services will be held Saturday April 24th, 2021 at 11 am at Grace Presbyterian Church 7 N 4th St. Martins Ferry, OH 43935. Internment will follow in Riverview Cemetery. 
The Belmont County Veterans Assoc. will give Military honors at the cemetery at noon.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church.  
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AFTER GLOW

I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one. I'd like
 to leave an afterglow of 
smiles when day is done.
 I'd like to leave an echo...
Whispering softly down the
ways of happy times and 
laughing times and bright 
and sunny days. I'd like
 the tears of those who
 grieve to dry before the
 sun of happy memories 
that that I leave behind when day is done.
(Author unknown)

ROWENA ELIZABETH THOMAS, 92, of Martins Ferry, OH , passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021
She was born in New Lexington, OH on April 26, 1929, she was the daughter of the late John Walter and Pearl Edna (Gottke) King.

She was a retired employee of the Perry County Home, New Lexington, OH.

She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall of Yorkville, OH.

She is survived by one daughter, Kira A. (Edward) Jones, Yorkville, OH; four sons: Stephen A. (Shirley) Thomas and Ronald D. (Donna) Thomas, both of Martins Ferry, Daniel L. (Kathy) Thomas, Hanover, PA, Mark G. (Theresa) Thomas, St. Clairsville, OH; brother, John D. (Maureen) King, Newark, OH. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jay B. Thomas; two brothers, Clarence and Rodney; two sisters, Edna Danison and Rose Lattimer.

A memorial service will be held at a future date.

A private interment will be held at Riverview Cemetery Martins Ferry.

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