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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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Shirley Mae Milbert Probst, 84, of Martins Ferry, passed away Monday, July 29th, 2019. 
Shirley was born April 15th, 1935, the youngest child of the late Louis (Red) and Della Mae Barcus Milbert. 
Shirley was graduated in 1954 from Martins Ferry High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She married her high school sweetheart, Charlie Probst, on June 25th, 1955. They were married 63 years until Charlie's death on June 25th, 2018. She was a devoted mother and homemaker. When her children were grown, Shirley started a consignment craft shop, The Old Homestead. She later became the proprietor of the Mulberry Inn Bed and Breakfast in the big Victorian home in which she and Charlie lived. Shirley loved interacting with her B&B guests and developed many lasting friendships. She was an active entrepreneur in the Martins Ferry Chamber of Commerce. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Martins Ferry. 
In addition to her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Charlie, and brothers, Bob and George Milbert. 
Shirley is survived by her children, Linda (Gerald) Pockl, Chuck (Karen) Probst, Cindy (Tom Henceroth) Probst and Tom (Mary Jo) Probst. All live in or near Martins Ferry. Seven grandchildren, Kyle and Kelsey (Tray Martin) Pockl, Ashley (Jordan) Howard, Jessie Probst, Alyssa Cotsamire and Jake and Connor Probst; five great- grandchildren. In-laws, Georgia Milbert and Jim and Josie Probst. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kellers Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry where friends will be received on Thursday, from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday August 2nd 2019 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Larry Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens in Pleasant Grove. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, 3rd and Locust Sts., Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935.
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CARL RICHARD SHEETS, JR., 67, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019.
He was born in Martins Ferry on December 8, 1951, a son of the late Carl Richard and Carolyn Elenor (Sells) Sheets.
He was a retired mail carrier at Martins Ferry Post Office. He was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was assigned to the CES Red Horse.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Susan; brother, Joseph.
In addition to his wife, Janet (Nagy) Sheets; he is survived by a daughter, Tina L. (Michael) Cunningham, Fredericksburg, VA; two sons, Carl R. (Brandy) Sheets III, Colerain, OH and Chad R. (April) Sheets, Drummonds, TN; two brothers, James and Jimmy; three sisters, Jan, Rosie and Kim; three grandsons, Race, Ryder and Michael; four granddaughters, Mikaela, MacKenzie, Emily and Miranda.
A memorial service will be announced and held at a later date.
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FLORENCE OLIVE RUNNER, 85, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away Thursday, August 8th, 2019. 
She was born in Bellaire, OH on October 29, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Sarah Lollathin
She was employed at Sonny Boy Restaurant in Bridgeport, OH. Florence was a former member of the PNA Club of Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Donald and a daughter, Tammy Brost; three brothers, Warren, George and Richard Lollathin.
She is survived by three sons, Robert L. Runner, Ricky D. Runner and Roger A. Runner, all of Martins Ferry; two brothers, Sherman of Colerain, OH and Robert of Dillonvale, OH; two sisters, Mary Lou Higgins of MN and Louise Torter of Bridgeport, OH.  She is also survived by six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
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ANNE  ELIZABETH  GRAFF, 92, formerly of Dillonvale, OH passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019.  
She was born in Martins Ferry, OH on November 27, 1926, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Oravecz) Kiss.
She was a LPN for over 30 years.
 In addition to her parents and her husband, William Graff, Sr, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Steve and John Kiss.
She is survived by son, William (Norma) Graff, Jr., Martins Ferry; two daughters, Joann Stephens, Columbus, OH; Marsha (Dale) Senatore, Lexington, Ky.; four brothers, Frank, Pete, Joe and Ernie; four sisters, Mary Fischer, Helen (E) Fischer, Ginger Giesen, Elaine Wiczulis; four grandsons, Michael (Robyn) Petras; David Senatore; Matthew Graff; Lucas DuJardin; granddaughter, Kimberly (Jeff) Miller; four great-grandchildren, Joey Miller, Summer Petras, Alyse Graff and Alex Graff.  
Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover St., Martins Ferry, where friends will be received on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. with Rev. William O. Webster, Jr. officiating.
Mausoleum entombment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Belmont Co. Animal Rescue League, 45244 National Road West, St. Clairsville, OH 43950.
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TONI LYNN FROHNAPFEL, 54, of Colerain, OH passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019.
She was born in Baltimore, MD on July 29, 1965, a daughter of the late Anthony and Dorothy Ann (Harris) Wanat.
She was employed at Scher-Cash of Matins Ferry.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Randy Frohnapfel.
She is survived by two daughter, Courtney Jo (Rick Oberdick) Frohnapfel, Martins Ferry, OH; Brittany Nicole (Edward) Scott, Bridgeport, OH; step daughter, Caitlyn Heath; companion, Harry L. Heath, Colerain, OH; three sisters, Rose, Theresa and Sandy; two brothers, Tony and Ed; grandson, Ryan; two granddaughters, Alayna and Gracie and one expected grandchild; numerous family and friends.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry, OH where friends will be received Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 12-2 and 4 until time of service at 7 p.m. with Ed Moore, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Courtney Frohnapfel, 70917 Mt. Pleasant Pike, Martins Ferry, OH 43935.
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MARY  ANNETTE  CUDDIHY, 82, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away, Thursday, August 22, 2019.
She was born in Wheeling, WV on October 4, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Isabelle (Dean) Shober.
She was co-owner of the former, Steve Cuddihy Sales, Inc..
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Stephanie Perine.
She is survived by her husband, Stephen Cuddihy, Jr.; her son, Stephen (Butch) J. (Terri) Cuddihy, IV, Canton, OH; daughter, Becky A. Thomas, Maynard, OH; sister, Becky (Jeff) Dougherty, Wheeling, WV.; six grandchildren, Keara, Dalton, Colt, Korie, Shane and Stephen. , and three great-grandchildren; sister. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover St., Martins Ferry, OH where friends will be received Monday, August 26, 2019 from 1-2 p.m. Graveside service will be held following visitation at Riverview Cemetery.
Friends are invited to a celebration of life at the Elks Club, N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry at 6 p.m. Monday.
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PATTI  L.  BRUNEY  KING, aged 82, of St. Clairsville, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019.
Patti was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, on December 2, 1936. The daughter of the late Pie and Helen Bruney, Patti was preceded in death by her husband Wayne; two sisters, Peggy Bruney Holland and Gretchen Bruney; and her brother Pepper Bruney. 
She is survived by son Mark King and his wife Muffett of Orlando, Florida. Also surviving are two nieces, Gretchen Holland Snodgrass and Paula Lynn Bruney as well as several family members of husband Wayne.
A graduate of Martins Ferry High School, class of 1954, she remained an avid fan of Purple Rider Football, taking great pride in the successes of the Bruney football legacy.
During her long career at East Ohio Regional Hospital, co- workers and lifelong friends have remarked that a day with Patti was sure to be marked with laughter.
A familiar face at Bingo halls throughout the Valley, Patti will also be remembered for her comedic performances in area stage productions.
Her Memorial Service will be held Monday, September 16 starting at 6pm at Grace Presbyterian Church, 7 N 4th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio. Reverend William O. Webster will conduct the service in the sanctuary. Festivities featuring food and fun in the Fellowship Hall will follow.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Grace Presbyterian Church or your favorite charity. 
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CAROLYN JEAN (LEWIS) KLATT, 84, of Martins Ferry, OH , passed away Friday, September 13, 2019, at Liza's Place, surrounded by her family. She was born in Martins Ferry, on June 26, 1935, daughter of the late Oscar Sherman and Mildred (Probasco) Lewis.
She was a retired employee for Bel .Co. Housing Authority and a former Deacon of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Albert Edward Klatt, Carolyn was preceded in death by a sister, Deanna (Lewis) Stowers, and a brother, Richard Lewis.
Surviving are her son, David A. Klatt, of San Francisco, CA; daughter, Brenda L. Snyder, of Martins Ferry, OH; and son, Brian K. (Vicki) Klatt, of St. Clairsville, OH; grandson, Zachary (Kylee) Snyder; granddaughter, Samantha Snyder; grandson, Nathan Klatt; granddaughter, Christina Klatt, four great grandchildren, a Sister-in-Law, Ann Lewis, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry where friends will be received Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 2-4 and 5 until time of service at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. David Stammerjohn, officiating. The Deacons of the church will hold services at 7:15 p.m.
Interment will be held in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry at the family's discretion.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to 1st Presbyterian Church, So. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, OH 43935 or Valley Hospice, 10686 St. Rt. 150 Rayland, OH 43943.
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ROBERT ALOYSIUS LAVY, 94, formerly of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away 8:45 Monday, September 23rd, 2019.
Robert was born in Toronto, OH on January 9, 1925. He was the son of the late Leo and Anna (Weisner) Lavy.
He was a retired Plant Engineer at the Former Blaw-Knox Wheeling, WV.
He was a lifetime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church Martins Ferry, OH
Robert was also a member of Ohio River Valley Elks Lodge, Past Exalted Ruler Association, Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree Knight and the American Legion..
 He served in the U.S. Navy in WW II.
Robert (Bob) was an avid golfer, bowler and outstanding Wood Carver.
In addition to his wife of 70 years, Regina (Walling) he is survived by five daughter, Catherine (James) Kovalcik, Martins Ferry, Cynthia (Frank) Fregiato, St. Clairsville, OH; Jeannine (Rod) Repka, Easton, PA; Roberta (Milo) Hyde, Chesapeake, VA; Denise Robinson, Rayland, OH; son, Robert (Susan) Lavy, Sterling, VA; sister, Gertrude Lantzer, St. Clairsville, OH. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry where friends will be received Wednesday, September 25, from 3 to 8p.m.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry at 11 A.M. on Thursday, September 26th, 2019 with Rev. Thomas Magary as the celebrant.
 B.P.O.E. #231 Service at 7:00 pm Wednesday at Keller Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice,10686 St. Rt. 150 Rayland, OH 43943.
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Robert will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery.
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DELORES BANNAN, 81, of Martins Ferry, OH , passed away Friday, October 4, 2019.
She was born in Martins Ferry on May 5, 1938, a daughter of the late George and Nellie Burch.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four brothers, Johnny, Elmer, Harry and Bill; sister, Rose Burch.
She is survived by three daughters, Lesa (John) Deller, Joni (David) Laslo, Christine (Roy) Padgelek; two sons, Matthew Bannan and Christopher Bannan, all of Martins Ferry; brother, George Burch, Columbus, OH. She is also survived by six grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry where friends will be received Friday, October 18,2019 from 6 to 8 p.m.
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JO ELLEN ORZOLEK, "JODI", 62, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019 at her residence. 
She was born in Martins Ferry, OH on September 8, 1957, the daughter of the late Margaret E. (Stein) Prezkop.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a sister, Wendy.
She is survived by her husband, Stanley Michael Orzolek; two daughters, Adriane (Menno) Miller and Jennifer Namlik, both from New York; four grandchildren: C. J., Cody, Rebecca and Samuel; numerous nieces and nephews; and her faithful companion, her dog, Stanley.
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JAMES THOMAS RUNKEL, "JIM" 80, of Martins Ferry, OH passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019. 
Jim was born in Martins Ferry, OH on June 8, 1939, a son of the late August and Rose (Reuther) Runkel.
He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Colerain, OH, and spent his retirement years volunteering at Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center in Wheeling, WV.
He was the former plant manager at Bobbie-Brooks and retired from Krisport Garment Factory. In his free time he enjoyed fishing, bowling and rooting for the Cleveland Indians and Browns.
He served in the U.S. Army Reserves.
He is survived by his wife, of 55 years, Marcia (Fornari) Runkel; daughter, Kristin (Jay) Wilson, Martins Ferry; son, Joseph (Kimberly) Runkel, Mobile, AL; three grandsons, Josh, Gregory and Nicholas Wilson; granddaughter, Emma Runkel; sister, Judith (John) Guldan, Encinitas, CA; and brother, John (Judy) Runkel, Sewickley, PA.  
Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry, OH where friends will be received Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Colerain, OH. at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 25, 2019, with Father Tim McGuire as celebrant. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center, 125 18th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003 or St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 72581 Colerain Road, P. O. Box 38, Colerain, OH 43916.
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SAMUEL LEE PONTI,  78, of Yorkville, OH, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019. 
Samuel was born in Wheeling, WV on April 8, 1941, a son of the late Peter and Rose (Cardani) Ponti.
He was a self employed upholster.
He served in the U.S. Army.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, John Ponti.
Sam is survived by a son, Samuel J. Ponti, Brilliant, OH; brother, Robert (Caryl) Ponti. Sumter, SC; two best fly fishing buddies, Arun Musinipally and Larry Stullenburg.
He was a perfectionist and every fly he tied was just perfect and Arun remembers him catching over 200 fish on a single clouser minnow fly he tied. His best fishing hole was at Pike Island Dam in Ohio where he caught 1000s of fish and kept a journal of every fish he caught, the size/weight of the fish , the weather, water temperature and depth of Ohio River last 30 years. He was the most gentle, honest, trustful, respectful, independent, perfectionist and regimented soul you would ever meet. Pike Island will never be the same without you. Tight lines and happy fishing in the heavens. We will miss you.
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TIFFANY PUANANI FLORES, 28, of Martins Ferry, OH passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020 at her residence.
She was born in Wheeling, WV on August 23, 1991, a daughter of the late biological father, David Flores and Roberta (Carmichael) Palmer who survives her of Rayland; father, Adolph Palmer of Mt. Pleasant, OH; step-father, Chuck Grew, Rayland, OH; Maternal grandmother, Nanette Hauk, Wheeling, WV.
She was a Life member of the Yorkville VFW Auxiliary.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ann Hauk; Steve Hauk; John Palmer, and Nelle Palmer.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Riley Bowen, Rayland, OH; Dalliss Bowen, Rayland, OH; sister, Alesha Flores, Powhatan, OH; brother, Tyler Flores, Rayland; sister, Jessica Palmer, Bridgeport. OH; brother, Spencer Grew, Rayland, OH; brother, Travis Palmer, Yorkville, Oh; brother, Brian Palmer, Adena, OH.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry where friends will be received Thursday 2-4 and 6-9 P.M. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 11 A.M., with Pastor Mark Carpino officiating.
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JAMES  "FIBBER"   McGEE,  JR. , 81 of Martins Ferry, OH passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
Jim was born in Wheeling, WV on September 22, 1938, the son of the late James Harold and Pauline (Nichols) McGee.
He was a retired beer salesman for Valley Distributors and owner of the former Wine Shoppe in Bridgeport, OH. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Martins Ferry. He also served in the U.S. Coast Guard.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Viola Jean (Schwender) McGee.
He is survived by daughter, Daina Wasserstrom, Granville, OH; son, James H. McGee, Orlando, FL; daughter, Lisa (Harry) Richards, Martins Ferry; granddaughter, Maggie Fekete, Hocking Hills, OH; three grandsons, Michael (Frederilka) Fekete, Hilton Head, SC; Dominic Tarantelli, Seattle, WA; Jacob Richards, Martins Ferry; great granddaughter, Freja Fekete, Hilton Head, SC; special niece, Kim Kinnison.
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ADAM ANDREW BARBOUR, 33, of Martins Ferry, OH passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
Adam was born in Denver, CO on March 30, 1986, he was the son of  Drew Ivan Barbour  and Cynthia (Yahn) Lewis.
He was employed as a supervisor for Apex Energy Services, out of Charleroi PA.
In addition to his wife, Samantha Marie (Tittle) Barbour, he is survived by two daughters, Destiny  and Jordyn Barbour all of Martins Ferry: two sons, Jesse and Rylan Barbour, also of Martins Ferry; four brothers, Brendan, Drew and Matthew Barbour, Ethan Lewis; sister, Chelsea Kovalcik; step-mother, Sherry Barbour.
Friends will be received  at the funeral home Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home Wednesday,  February 5, 2020 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Kenn Sickle officiating.
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DENNIS STEVEN CHANNEL, 51, went to be with his son, Dennis “Bubba” on Thursday, February 6, 2020.
He was born the day after Thanksgiving in 1968, November 29.
He proudly served in the U. S. Army as a cargo specialist in the 372nd Transportation Co., Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.
Many people knew who he was. He loved to make people laugh and was very quick-witted. He always stated his mind and stood up for his family and country. Dennis could do anything that he could put his mind to. A few of his favorite words were duck, motherducker and duck you. 
He will be greatly missed by parents, Butch and Sandy; brother, Junior (Erika) of Stanford, FL., daughters, Paige and Jenna of Columbus, OH., and daughter Payton and stepchildren Angel, Jonathan, and Michael of Payton, FL.; brother Steve (Pam) and son, Owen and stepchildren Ashley, Brittany, and Jon of Newark, OH.; daughter, Megan (Matt) Engle and children, Zane and Arie of Martins Ferry, OH.; son, Kile and daughter, Natasha Channel.
A private celebration was held with close family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to he American Cancer Society or  Wounded Warriors Project.
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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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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 granddaughters, 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. 
Friends will be received at Grace Presbyterian Church, 400 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 10 a.m. until time of a memorial service at 11 a.m. with Rev. William O. Webster, Jr. officiating.
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JUDITH ANN ELIZEUS, 80, of Colerain, OH, passed away Friday, February 21, 2020. 
She was born in Martins Ferry, OH on December 13, 1939, the daughter of the late Eugene M. and Sarah E. (Spencer) Doughty.
She was a retired manager at Buckeye Reclamation of St. Clairsville, OH and also a former seamstress at the former Bobbie Brooks of Bellaire, OH.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Elizeus and her first husband Ted Greer.
She is survived by two sons, Steven (Tina) Greer and James E. Greer, both of Colerain, OH; two grandchildren, Stephanie Greer, Hopedale, OH and Eric Greer of Troy, OH.  
Services are private at the convenience of family. 
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JOSEPH ANDREW BAZAR, III, 71, of Bridgeport, OH ,passed away Sunday, February 23, 2020.
He was born on November 10, 1948, the son of the late Joseph Andrew and Wanetta (Doughty) Bazar
He was a retired employee of Nickles Bakery of Martins Ferry.
In addition to his wife, Xiaoling (Li) Bazar, he is survived by daughter, Georgann Marie Bazar, Canonsburg, PA; step son, Bingran Li, Bridgeport, OH; sister, Dorothy (Dave) Garan; three grandchildren, Frederick and Jenna Kowalo and Yuze Li. 
Final arrangements are incomplete. 
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CLARA EVELYN SNODGRASS, 91, formerly of Martins Ferry, OH , passed awaySunday, March 1, 2020. 
She was born in Martins Ferry,  on October 9, 1928, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Ruby (French) Stephens.
She was a retired employee of the former Hart's in Lansing, OH and also the former State Cleaners of Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Thomas Snodgrass and two sisters, Kathleen McCombs and Dolores Kelly.
She is survived by son, Alex (Chip) F. (Jane) Vargo, Jr., Holland, OH; granddaughter, Heather R. (Chuck) Gall, Powell, OH; grandson, Kristopher P. Vargo, Martins Ferry.
Services are private at the convenience of family. 
Interment at Holly Memorial Gardens Pleasant Grove, OH. 
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BRIAN  CHRISTOPHER  CAMERON, 49, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020. 
Brian was born in Martins Ferry, on September 7, 1970, the son of John Gerard and Joyce Ann (Sindeldecker) Cameron of Martins Ferry.
He served in the US. Navy. 
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Sarah K. Cameron, Martins Ferry; son, Ethan P. Cameron, Mozart, WV; sister, Shannon N. (Andrew) Kosky, Martins Ferry; two nieces, Natalie and Audrey; nephew, Cameron Kosky. 
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. 
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Leigh Ann Gildow-Gross, 62, passed away on the early morning of March 23, 2020 at the James Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio after a short illness
Leigh Ann was born on the 25th of June, 1957 in Martins Ferry, OH to the late Roger and Rosemary (Starjey) Gildow who survives her of Martins Ferry.
She earned her high school diploma from Martins Ferry High School and pursued her dream of cutting hair at a cosmetology school. She moved to Texarkana, Texas for a long period of time where she worked at Picoma Industries. She had two beautiful children, Ashleigh and Joshua, and three grandchildren, Grayson, Hudson, and Daxon, whom she loved with her entire heart. 
Leigh Ann was a devoted mother, sister, daughter, and grandmother. She enjoyed being with her family, camping, and singing. She was also a big problem-solver. Leigh Ann had a heart of gold and so much compassion for everyone she met. She listened to others without judgement and had a soul full of grace. She was an honest person because there was no other way to be. She will be deeply missed by her children, family, and all that knew her. 
A private service will be held with interment in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
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ROBERT THOMAS DONALD, 76, of St. Clairsville, OH, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020.
Bob was born in Wheeling, WV on December 30, 1943, the son of the late Robert and Elizabeth E. (Thomas) Donald.
He was employed by Wesbanco of Tridelphia, West Virginia. Bob was a member of the Ohio River Valley Elks Lodge #231 of Martins Ferry.
He served in the US. Air Force during the Vietnam War.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Roberta Jean Cunningham and Jennie Trout: a brother, Samuel William Donald.
He is survived by his devoted loving wife “Dee” Dolores Theresa (Templin) Donald and dearly loved by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many, many loving great friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the House Of The Carpenter, 200 So. Front Street, Wheeling, WV 26003.
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Jo Ann Samples, 68, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
She was born in Martins Ferry, OH, on October 24, 1951, to the late Joseph and Ann (Kloss) Topp. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Joseph and Robert Topp. She is survived by her adoring husband of 45 years, Gale Samples; her loving son, Gale Samples II, and his wife, Emily Ferris, of Pittsburgh, PA; and a very special niece and friend, Jamie Topp. They will miss her faith, her cooking, and her deep love for her friends and family.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery, to be officiated by Rev. Tom Marut. The family invite you to sign the online guest book to the left of her photo.
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DOLORAS ANN BALK, 82, of Rayland, OH, passed away Friday, May 8, 2020.
Doloras was born in Wheeling, WV, on December 7, 1937, a daughter of the late Louis and Mary Teresa (Tamburin) Mozie.
She was a retired demonstrator for Krogers in Martins Ferry, OH,  for 15 Years. 
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Louise Sall and a brother, Ed Mozie.
In addition to her husband, Glenn S. Balk. she is survived by son, Louis J. Balk, Rayland; daughter, Glenna A. (John) Balk-Bozeman, Cottage Grove, TN; grandson, Louis S. Balk, Rayland; grandson, Glenn C. (Mary) Hecht, Chesapeake, VA; granddaughter, Amy N. Balk, Rayland; brother, Joseph (Gloria) Mozie, Canton, OH; sister, Frances (Alfred) Wakulchik, Yorkville, OH.
Due to the CORONA-19 Virus there will be no public visitation.
Friends will be received at Holly Memorial Gardens, State Rt. 250, Pleasant Grove, OH on Monday, May 11, 2020 at 2 p.m. for a graveside service officiated by Rev.Tom Marut.
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ALLEN  MERL  ROBERTS, 89, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020.
Allen was born in Martins Ferry on October 10, 1930, a son of the late Pierre Joseph and Thelma (Maag) Roberts.
He was a retired photo engraver at Wheeling Newspaper, Wheeling, WV. for 47 years.
Allen served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion Post #38 of Martins Ferry.
In addition to his parents, Allen was preceded in death by two brothers. Pierre Joseph and Terry Francis Roberts.
He is survived by a daughter, Ellen Kleinlein of Simpsonville, NC;  son, Allen M. (Terri) Roberts, Jr. of Baytown, TX and a granddaughter, Erin M. Kleinlein, Jacksonville, IL.
At the families request there will be no visitation.
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SUSAN DUPKE, 85, of St. Clairsville and formerly of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 at her residence.
She was born in Martins Ferry, OH on October 14, 1934, the daughter of the late Edward Thomas and Betty Jane (Speidel) Harrigan.
She was a member of St. Matthews Episcopal Church Wheeling, WV.
She was married to Thomas Joel Dupke for 67 years. 
In addition to her husband, Thomas she is survived by daughters, Ellen McAninch and Jane Dupke, both of Columbus; son, Thomas (Brenda) Dupke, Shadyside; grandsons, Mac McAninch and Benny (Tiffany) Dupke; granddaughter, Holly (Ben) Barath; and five great grandchildren 
In keeping with her wishes, Susan was donated to The Ohio State Medical Center.
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KYLE EDWIN DEATON, 42, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at his residence
Kyle was born in Bellaire, OH on July 11, 1977, the son of the late Ted Edward Deaton and Julia (Poch) Ring who survives him of Martins Ferry.
In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Julius and Thelma Poch; paternal grandparents, Theodore and Clara Reeder Deaton.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Kara M. Diail-Deaton and Deseray L. Deaton; son, Kyle A. Deaton, all of Wythevile, VA; uncle, Fred Deaton of Martins Ferry.  
Friends will be received at the Redmen's Park Shelter, Co. Road 4, Martins Ferry on June 14, 2020 at 3 p.m. for a memorial service.
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THOMAS JOHN ZAMBORI, 80, of Colerain, OH , passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 at Liza's Place.
He is survived by his wife, Wanita; two sons, Tom (Jacque) and Jim (Sue); grandchildren, Megan, Elana, Lucas, Macey and Emma; brother, Ron and a sister, Bernie.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Rt. 150, Rayland, OH 43943.
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 WANITA M ZAMBORI, 80, of Colerain, OH, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020. 
She was born in Wheeling, WV on January 22, 1940, a daughter of the late Basel Wayne and Allene Clara (Mitchell) McCord.
Wanita was a retired registered nurse at the former OVMC and she was also employed at Valley Hospice at Rayland, OH; She was a lifetime member of Colerain Presbyterian Church, Colerain, OH.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Tom, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Robert and Clyde; two sisters: Sally McClellan and Ruth Ann Thornburg.
She is survived by two sons, Tom (Jacque) Zambori, St. Clairsville, OH; Jim (Sue) Zambori, Westerville, OH; five grandchildren: Megan, Elana, Lucas, Macey and Emma; three brothers: John, Jim and Keith McCord, Wheeling, WV. 
Private services wilo be held at a later date. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 St. Rt. 150, Rayland, OH 43943.
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RICHARD WAGNER FISCUS, "RICH" 77, of Martins Ferry, OH, died Sunday, July 26th, 2020. 
Richard was born in Wheeling, WV on February 21, 1943, a son of the late Arthur J. and Twila Ann (Cook) Fiscus.
He was a retired truck driver at Conway Central Express.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Fiscus
In addition to his wife Jerri Lee (Flaeing) Fiscus, he is survived by a son, Ronald T. (Mikie) Fiscus, Fremont, IN; two granddaughters, Brooke and Alyssa Fiscus; two grandsons, Ronald and Ryan Fiscus; great granddaughter, Chloe Fiscus. 
No service will be held.
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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..

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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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