KELLER  FUNERAL  HOME.
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Martins Ferry, Ohio  43935
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Obituaries dated December 1, 2004 thru June 21, 2006
JOHN  J.  KOGUT, 84, of So. Zane Highway, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Wednesday, December 1, 2004 at East Ohio Regional Hospital.
He was born in Lansing, Ohio on February 8, 1920, a son of the late Andrew and Barbara Kogut.
He was a retired welder for Blaw Knox, Wheeling and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Martins Ferry.  John also served in the U. S. Army during W.W.II.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Ann Yoblinski.
Surviving are his wife, Ann C. (Antolak) Kogut;  two sons, John A. (Mickey) Kogut, Bowie, Md. and James A. Kogut, Martins Ferry;  two daughters, Barbara A. (Dennis) Klenowski, Brookside, Ohio and Connie J. (Michael) Crecion, Martins Ferry;  brother, Frank Kogut;  three sisters, Mary Klish, Lucille Brilski and Irene Kreachbaum.  He is also survived by six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2004 with Rev. Thomas A. Magary as the celebrant.  Interment  followed in Linwood Cemetery, Blaine, Ohio.
 Military honors were held at the funeral home Saturday at 10:15 a.m. by the Belmont Co. Council of the V.F.W.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Catholic Charities, P.O. Box 6176, Wheeling, WV  26003.

MARY  K.  VERDONK, 97, formerly of N. 3rd Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Monday, December 6, 2004 at Belmont Manor, St. Clairsville, Ohio.
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on February 6, 1907, a daughter of the late Steven and Agnes (Staron) Klzelko.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Verdonk;  two brothers, Joseph Kazelka and Alex Kazelko and two sisters, Katherine Horvath and Rose Teufal.
Surviving are a niece, JoEllen Kyanko, Berea, Ohio;  nephew, Gregory Kazelka, California;  two great nieces, Janine and Kelly Kyanko, both of Berea, Ohio.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 7, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Thomas A. Magary officiating.  Interment followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, W. Va.

BETTY  J.  REASBECK, 87, formerly of Mt. Pleasant Pike, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Tuesday, December 7, 2004 at East Ohio Regional Hospital.
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on January 15, 1917, a daughter of the late Harry P. and Marion R. (Rentsch) Colman.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry.  Betty was a retired library assistant at Wheeling-Jesuit University, Wheeling and had been employed at the former Zimmerman's Jewerly Store, Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Reasbedk;  two daughters, Elizabeth Ann and Judith Ellen Reasbeck and a great grandson, Sean McKitrick.
She is survived by a son, Robert H. (Maureen) Reasbeck, Jr., Warwood, W. Va.;  two daughters, Marian (Richard) Skorich, Bellaire and Marjorie (David) Artman, Duncan Falls, Ohio;  brother, Harry P. Coleman II, Martins Ferry;  three sisters, Marjorie Williams, Glendale, W. Va., Marion Finney, and Carol Holmes, both of Martins Ferry.  Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated Friday, December 10, 2004 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Rev. Thomas A. Magary as the celebrant.  Interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry.


MICHELLE  R. (SHELLEY)  (McKINNEY) DUSTMAN, 41, of Market Street, Wheeling, W. Va. died Wednesday, December 8, 2004 at Ohio Valley Medical Center.
She was born in Japan on September 12, 1963, a daughter of Rebecca D. (Roberts) McKinney of Martins Ferry.
Michelle was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, John C. Roberts and her paternal granmother, Kathryn McKinney.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a son, Derek V. Dustman, Wheeling;  two brothers, John McKinney, Columbus, Ohio and Clint (Shawn) McKinney, Kansas;  maternal grandmother, Wanda Roberts, Martins Ferry and father in law, Donald Dustman, Kansas.
Services were private at the convenience of the family.

MARGARET C. CECIL, 101, formerly of Crawford Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Thursday, December 9, 2004 in Brea, Ca.
She was born in New Haven, Pa on March 9, 1903, a daughter of the late John and Julie Ann (Hornik) Birka.
She was a retired 30 year employee of Continental Can of Weirton, WV.  She was also a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred D. Cecil; three sisters and two brothers.
Surviving are a great nephew, James Maynard, Chino Hills, CA.;  great niece, Judy LeBree, Warren, MI. and two great-great-nephews and one great-great-niece.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Thomas A. Magary officiating.  Interment  followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.


ALVIN  E.  BERTSCHEY, 68, of N. 9th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at East Ohio Regional Long Term Care.
Alvin was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on November 3, 1936, a son of the late Lawrence A. and Elsie B. (McKelvey) Bertschy.
He was a former employee of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Martins Ferry plant.  He also served in the U. S. Army.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, William and one brother, Kenneth Bertschy.
He is survived by a sister in law, Evelyn D. (Wilkins) Bertschey of Fenton, MI.;  niece, Judy (Donald) Jennings and two nephews, Robert J. (Stephanie) and Thomas E. (Beth) Bertschy.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 11 a.m. with Rev. William O. Webster, Jr. officiating.  Interment  followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church, Cor. 4th and Hanover Sts., Martins Ferry, Ohio  43935.

RUDOLPH  E.  TRATAR, 85, formerly of Park Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Monday, December 27, 2004 at East Ohio Regional Long Term Care.
He was born in Creighton, Pa. on September 7, 1919, a son of the late Anton and Frances (Germack) Tratar.
He was a retired electrical engineer at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, a W.W. II U. S. Navy veteran and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna M. (Voytecek) Tratar and one brother, Anthony Tratar.
Surviving are a son, Bruce E. Tratar of Martins Ferry and a sister, Frances Keene of Gastonia, N.C.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 30, 2004 with Rev. Thomas A. Magary as the celebrant.  Interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

ROY  MARKUS, 84, of Colerain Pike, Martins Ferry, Ohio , died Sunday, January 30, 2005 at East Ohio Regional Hospital. 
Roy was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on September 16, 1920, a son of the late Mike and Elizabeth (Kosha) Markus.
He was retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, Martins Ferry Plant, shipping department.  He served in the U. S. Army in the 80th Infrantry Division during W.W. II and received a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by  two brothers, Mike and Julius Markus.
Surviving are his wife, Madalyn M. (Rosic) Markus;  two daughters, Linda S. Wallace, Columbus, Ohio and Kathleen (Stephen) Kozloff, of Portland Oregon;  son, Roy A. Markus, Knoxville, Tenn.
Funeral services and interment in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio was held at the convenience of the family.


DONNA F. CATON-HIGGS, 77, formerly of Laslo Apts, Martins Ferry, Ohio , died Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at Rosewood Manor, Yorkville, Ohio.
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on March 6, 1927, a daughter of the late Harry and Ruth (Smith) Harding.
 In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Caton and second husband, George Higgs;  one brother, Charles Harding and one sister, Ida Nalley.
She is survived by  son, Roger (Cheryl) Caton; daughter, Shirley (Lawrence) Savage, all of Roseville, Ohio; two brothers, Harry Harding, Sumerduck, Va.; Sanford (Opal) Harding, Warren, Ohio; three sisters, Bonna Henderson, Rock Island, Ill.; Ruth (Joseph) Calabria, Salem, Or.; Eudora (Guido) Magnone, Steubenville, Ohio. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Friday, January 28, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. with Brother Howard Barcus officiating.   Interment was held at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.








RUTH C. DUDZIK, 83, of Grant Avenue, Martins Ferry, Ohio , died Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at East Ohio Regional Hospital. 
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on January 8, 1922,  a daughter of the late Albert J. and Bertha M. (Geimer) Stubock.
Ruth was a retired employee of the former Tid-Bit Newstand, a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and a member of the Catholic Women's Club all of Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley S. Dudzik, four sister;  Mary Elizabeth Sullivan, Margaret Gosney,  Dorothy Samol and infant sister, Bertha Marie Stubock.
She is survived by  four sons, Stanley S. (Judy) Dudzik, Jr., Morgantown, WV; P. Michael Dudzik, St. Pete Beach, FL; Albert J. (Lydia) Dudzik, Fairview Heights, Ill; John E. (Dorothy) Dudzik, Wheeling, WV;  two daughters Mary Ann (Douglas) Laslo, Petaluma, Calif.; Kathy L. (Craig) Gazzola,, Martins Ferry, Ohio;  sister Lillian A. Sommers, Colerain, Ohio; 10 grandchildren Stephen, Ryan, Trevor, Summer, C. Aaron, Megan and David  Dudzik; Krissy Camacho; Stephanie Laslo; Olivia Gazzola; four great grandchildren Lawrence and Lexiss  Camacho; Sierra and Carter Dudzik. 
 Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 28, 2005  with Msgr. George Coyne as the celebrant.  Interment  followed at St. Mary's Cemetery Martins Ferry.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SMC 2000, 24 N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935 or American Lung Assoc. of Ohio, 1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, OH 43228-4102.


MARY  E.  PHILO, of Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Monday, February 7, 2005, in Belmont Community Hospital, Bellaire, Ohio.
She was born January 5, 1919, the only child of the late Herbert and Louise Freter Philo.
A graduate of the Ohio State University College of Education, Mary taught in Ohio, Wyoming, Nevada, ending her career in Martins Ferry.
Through her unflagging campaign, the trillium (Wake Robin) is the state wildflower of Ohio.  Mary was a member of Martins Ferry Area Historical Society and curator at the Sedgewick House Museum.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home on Friday, February 11, 2005 at 7 p.m., with Rev. William O. Webster, Jr. officiating.  Interment was held in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Martins Ferry Area Historical Society, Hanover Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935.

EARL  H.  (SHORTY)  SANTAVICCA, 92, of Martins Ferry, died Wednesday, February 9, 2005, at East Ohio Regional Hospital.
He was born September 22, 1912, in Bellaire, Ohio, a son of the late Bernadino and Concetta (DiMaurizio) Santavicca, from Barisciano, Italy.
Earl waas a retiree of Nickles Bakery, having been employed there for 46 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by infant son,Robert Lynn;  a grandson, Gary Francis Santavicca;  two brothers, Albert and Tom Santavicca;  two sisters, Assunta DePasquale and Kathryn Bakosh.
Earl is survived by his wife of 69 years, Juanita (Stidd) Santavicca;  two sons, Francis E. (Thaida) of Pataskala, Ohio and Bernare C. (Gloria) of Martins Ferry;  two daughters, Sharon L. (at home), and Janice Andenoro (John),of Sherrard, W. Va.;  one brother, William, of Bellaire, Ohio and one sister, Bessie Nemec, of Shadyside, Ohio.  In addition, he is survived by two grandsons, Robert L. Santavicca(Tammy) of Reynoldsburg, Ohio and Roger Santavicca, Pataskala, Ohio;  three granddaughters, Pamela Lanzer (Jeff),of Pataskala, Ohio, Renee Miklas (Mike), Martins Ferry, Ohio and Lisa Rine (Derrick), of St. Clairsville, Ohio.  Earl is also survived by seven great-grandchildren.
Upon his retirement, Earl was never one to sit back and take it easy.  He had numerous interests such as restoration of antique automobiles,landscaping, gardening, woodworking, etc.,and his heart and soul (and sweat) went into everything he accomplished.  He will be sadly missed by his family and numerous friends.
 Funeral services were held at the funeral home Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 11 a.m. with FatherThomas A. Magary officiating.  Interment  followed in Holly Memorial  Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

WILLARD G. TOMER, 82, of Colerain Pike, Martins Ferry, Ohio , died Sunday, February 20, 2005 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W. Va.  
He was born in Bellaire, Ohio on July 25, 1922, a son of the late Henry and Mary (Garret) Tomer.
He was a retired employee of Weirton Steel a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Martins Ferry and a W.W. II Veteran of the U. S. Army.
In addition to his parents Williard was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalind (Brynoski) Tomer and one brother, Travis H. Tomer.
He is survived by  two sons, Willard G. (Sally) Tomer, Gloucester, Va. and  Travis C. (Linda) Tomer, Martins Ferry;  granddaughter, Jessica Tomer, Newport News, Va. and a  sister, Lucille Newell, Orlando, Fl. 
   Funeral services were held at the funeral home Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Rev. William O. Webster, Jr. officiating.  Interment  followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

HARVEY W. LECHNER, JR., 58, of  Barton-Crescent Road, St. Clairsville, Ohio , died Saturday, March 12, 2005 at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry, Ohio . 
He was born in Pittsburgh, Penna. on November 12, 1946,  a son of the late  Harvey W. and Evelyn E. (Centennial) Lechner who survives him of Mount Airy, N. C. 
Harvey was a retired truck driver and a member of Grace Baptist Church, St. Clairsville, Ohio.  He also served in the U. S. Navy.
In addition to his mother,  he is survived by his wife, Ruth E. (Blakeslee);   two sons, John P. Lechner, Rayland, Ohio and Richard J. Lechner, Martins Ferry, Ohio;  three daughters, Mary Ann and Rebecca Lechner, both of Bridgeport, Ohio and  Deborah L. Lechner, Lexington, S. C.; three brothers,. William E., Edward and Kenneth Lechner; four sisters, Rosemary McGarruh, Cathy Lechner,  Diane Barnhardt and Barbara Lechner.  He is also survived by 14 grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Milton Sumner officiating.   Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.





 JAMES E. CONNER, 68, formerly of Hartman Manor, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Monday, March 28, 2005 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W. Va.  
He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on May 18, 1936,  a son of the late George and Mary (Gump) Conner.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by  two brothers, Donald E. and George Conner and two sisters, Mary A. Smith and Carolyn P. Lewis.
He is survived by  two brothers, Brady Conner, Martins Ferry and Russell Conner, Wheeling, W. Va.;  sister, Cleo Sapp, Martins Ferry.
A Celebration of Life service was held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 31,  2005.  Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.



RUTH M HIMEL,  79, of  Jones Lane, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Monday, March 21, 2005 at her residence. 
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on January 22, 1926,  a daughter of the late Owen and Effie Lee (Halm) Jones.
 She was a Protesant by faith; a retired employee of  Convenient Food Mart and Krogers both of Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Himel;  three sisters, Muriel Schramm, Mary Emma Fetherling and Effie Lee Eberhart and  son-in-law, W. Brent Vensel.
She is survived by a son, Richard Scott (Mary) Harris, Martins Ferry, Ohio;  daughter, Jan Vensel, Pickerington, Ohio;  two granddaughters, Wendy Harris and Jessi Vensel;  her little blond grand baby, Tanner;  two sisters,  Hope Brim, Tallahassee, Florida and Carol Lojas, Martins Ferry, Ohio;  three step-grandchildren, Rhonda (Louis) Boston,  Ron (Tricia) Graham, Ted (Becky) Hitchman.  She is also survived by six step great-grandchildren. 
A Celebration of Life service was held Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Bill N. Lawrence officiating.  Mausoleum entombment followed in Holly Memorial Gardens,  Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers Ruth had requested that doing a good deed for someone else would be a fitting tribute to her memory.


 









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MARY M. HUGHES, 76, of Wayne L. Hayes Towers,  Martins Ferry, Ohio , died Friday, April 1, 2005 at East Ohio Regional Hospital. 
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on January 2, 1929,  a daughter of the late Hayes and Alice (Donley) Conaway.
She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church, Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hughes;  son, Robert Hughes, Jr. and  two sisters, Lorraine McGlothlin and Martha Mortakes.
She is survived by  daughter, Sandra J. (William) Dagan, Greensboro, N. C. ;  son, Mark H. (Janice) Hughes, Martins Ferry; four brothers, George,  Kenneth, Carl and Wiliam Conaway;  three sisters, Virginia Hinzey,  Jean Delelles and Helen Miller. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  
 Funeral services were held at the funeral home Tuesday, April, 5, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Rev. William O. Webster, Jr. officiating.  Interment  followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.




JOSEPH E. McMILLAN,  57, of  April Street,  Dillonvale, Ohio , died  Sunday, April 17, 2005 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W. Va. 
He was born in Wheeling, W. Va. on July 30, 1947, a son of the late John E. and Margaret (Lecocq) McMillan.
He was a railroad repairman for Norfolk-Southern Railroad.  He served in the U. S. Marines and was a veteran of the Vietnam War and was also a member of V.F.W. Post 5356 of St. Clairsville, Ohio
He is survived by his wife, Sherry L. (Fetty) McMillan;  daughter, Debbi J. McMillan, Dillonvale, Ohio;   brother, Jon M. (Ruth) McMillan, also of Dillonvale;  sister,  Mari Ellen Posock, Cresent, Ohio and also three nieces. 
Funeral services were  held Thursday, April, 21, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Schrader, officiating.  Interment  followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
Military honors were conducted by the Belmont County Council of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.


JAMES  E.  JONES, 71, of Park Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at the residence of his son in Gahanna, Ohio.
He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on February 1, 1934, the son of the late David Kenneth and Leola Elizabeth (Newcombe) Jones.
Jim was a tool and die maker having retired from the Budd Co. out of Shelbyville, Ky.  He was an Episcopalian by faith, a member of the Martins Ferry High School Alumni Assn. and Alumni Band, Ohio City Lodge # 486 F. & A.M. , 32nd Degree Mason, Scottish Rite Valley of Steubenville and the Eagles Lodge of Martins Ferry.  Jim was also a former volunteer EMT in Rushville, Ohio.  He attended the Wheeling School of Art and served in the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by son, James David (Beth) Jones, Gahanna, Ohio;  daughter, Kimberly C. (Patrick) Simon, Pickerington, Ohio;  two sisters, Mary Natalie (John) Coss, Hannibal, Ohio and Marcia (Chris) Long, Mt. Lebanon, Pa.  He is also survived by five grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Richard Heller officiating.  Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
Ohio City Lodge #486 held services Friday at 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Home Reach Hospice, Ohio Health Foundation, 3724 Olentangy River Rd., Suite G, Columbus, Ohio 43214-9988.

SAMUEL ALLEN MOORE,  age 5,  formerly of Bellaire, Oh,  died Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at Riley Childrens Hospital, Indianapolis,  Indiana.

Samuel was born in Wheeling , W. Va. on March 3, 2000,  the son of Stacey Moore of Moundsville, WVa. and Donna (Zajkowski) Moore of  N. Vernon,  Ind.

In addition to his parents; Samuel is survived by his maternal grandmother,  Mary Wildey, Col, Oh.; paternal grandparents, Lou and Casey Nice, Martins Ferry; a great-grandmother, Madelyne Riffle, Hollywood, Fla;  three aunts, Dawnette ( Lye) Diene, Col, Oh., Jennifer (Carlos) Francia,  Davie, Fla. and Tammy (A.J. Beharri) Wildey, Hollywood Fla; a great aunt, Lynn (Richard Gump)  Wagner, Martins Ferry; two uncles, Louie (Joyce) Nice, Martins Ferry and Shawn (Angie) Nice, Shadyside,Oh;  and many more family and friends.

       Funeral services were held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at 11 a.m.  with Rev. Joseph Sanders officiating.  Interment  followed in Linwood Cemetery, Blaine, Ohio. 




 LEONA E. WILSON,  79, of Colerain-Mt. Pleasant Road, Colerain, Ohio , died Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at her residence. 
She was born in Wheeling, W. Va. on August 6, 1925,  a daughter of the late Joseph  R. and Bertha M. (Fox) Frohnapfel.
She was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church and the Catholic Women's Club, both of Colerain, Ohio.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Robert L. Frohnapfel and one grandson, Flynt Wilson.
She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Wilson;   five sons: Charles J. (Sandy),  Mark E. (Janice), Dale M. (Carla), Kevin L. (Marcie), all of Colerain, Ohio and Denis E. (Gretchen) Wilson, of Wheeling, W. Va.;   two brothers, Raymond (June) and Edward (Lorraine) Frohnapfel, both of Colerain, Ohio;  two sisters, Mary Lou Hawkins, Liberty, Pa. and Linda (Robert) Evans, Panama City, Florida;  sister-in-law, Delores Frohnapfel, Colerain, Ohio. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, and one great grandaughter. 
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Colerain, Ohio at 11 a.m on Saturday, May 7, 2005, with Msgr. David Reasbeck as the celebrant.  Interment  followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
 Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice Inc. 137 Waddles Run Rd. Wheeling, W. Va.  26003 or St. Frances Cabrini Church, 72617 Coleran St., Colerain, Ohio 43916.



RUTH A. NEAL,  formerly of N. Erie Street, Wheeling, W. Va. died Sunday, May 29, 2005 at East Ohio Regional Long Term Care, Martins Ferry, Ohio. 
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a daughter of the late John A. and Elsie (Romal) McGrail.
She was a retired secretary for New York Life Insurance Co. formerly of Wheeling and a member of St. John's Luthern Church of Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell J. Neal.
She is survived by a sister, Mary Ellen McGrail  of  Martins Ferry. 
Private service were held at the at the convenience of family.

HARRY L. DORSEY, 84, formerly of Martins Ferry, Ohio,  died Wednesday, June 1, 2005, in Whiting, New Jersey. 
He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on November 23, 1920,  a son of the late Albert and Josephine (Brehm) Dorsey.
He was a retired  medical technician at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island, N.Y..
He was a Catholic by faith and served in the U.S. Army during WWII
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five brothers, Arthur, Raymond, Laurence, William and Elmer Dorsey.
He is survived by two sisters, Delores DeFede, Yorkville, Ohio and Joan Dorsey, Tiltonsville, Ohio; and Bob Wisnieski of New Jersey. 
Funeral Liturgy With Mass was celebrated at  St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 7,  2005,  with Rev. Father Charles Mascolino as the celebrant.  Interment  followed in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Blaine, Ohio.

JAMES P. ZUPKO, 60, of  Thomas Road, Colerain, Ohio , died Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at his residence. 
He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on May 26, 1945,  the son of the late Paul P. and Agnes (Kunczt) Zupko.
He was employed as a machinist at General Electric, Dover, Ohio.  Jim was a Catholic by faith.
He is survived by his wife, Marsha S. (Pollock) Zupko;  two sons, James P. (Laura) Zupko, Jr., Martins Ferry, Ohio and Brian J. (Shawnna) Zupko, Columbus, Ohio;  two sisters,  Pauline (Wade) Neely, Wellsburg, W. Va. and  Marilyn K. Zupko, Colerain, Ohio;  grandson, James P. Zupko, III, Martins Ferry;  step grandson, Joey P. Wilson, Martins Ferry; step granddaughter, Courtney E. Wilson, Martins Ferry, Ohio.  
        Funeral services and interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, W. Va.  will be held at the convenience of the family. 

ANNA R. WALKER,  83, formerly of Cemetery Road, Martins Ferry, Ohio , died Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at Medical Park Continuous Care Center, Wheeling, W. Va. 
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on March 28, 1922, a daughter of the late Archibald and Jessie (Roberts) Alltop.
She was a retired employee of the former Piedmont Glove Co.  and a member of the First Christian Church, both of Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Walker;  two grandsons, Matthew Edward and Kevin M. Walker;  granddaughter, Joyce Ann Walker;  two brothers, Russell and Edward Alltop;  three sisters, Mary Alltop, Nettie Johnson and Murl Dine Rice.
She is survived by  son, John A. (Patricia) Walker, Martins Ferry; two daughters,  Sandra L. Brown, Martins Ferry and Charlotte A. (Ben) Elder, Moundsville, W. Va.; two sisters,  Eleanor (Fred) Danehart, Bridgeport, Ohio and Shirley West, Martins Ferry. She is also survived by five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. 
Funeral  services were held June 16, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with Terry Erwin officiating.  Interment  followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.


MARGARET V. OWEN,  90, formerly of Martins Ferry and Tiltonsville, Ohio died Tuesday, April 26, 2005 in  Point Pleasant, WV.
She was born in Centerville, Iowa on September 3, 1914, the daughter of the late William O. and Mary Ester (Jones) Owen.
She was a retired  employee of the former Union Bus Terminal  of Wheeling, WV and a member of the First Baptist Church of Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a two cousins, Dorothy Conner and Crispin Jones.
She is survived by seven cousins:  Dr. David L. (Joan) Mandry, Lisbon, OH;  Ann M. Treharne, Vienna, WV;  Lenore Campbell, Wheeling, WV;  Beverly (Ronald) Pickens, St. Clairsville, OH; Maggie MacCorkle, New York , N.Y.;  Dr. Kenneth H. (Dorothy) McCorkle, Crossville, Tenn.;  and Glyn (Celia) Owen, Plymouth, England. 
Memorial services were held Tuesday June 28, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Mark Wilds officiating.  Interment  followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.


DAVID  MACKEY, age 96, of Massillon, Ohio, and formerly of Martins Ferry, Ohio and Daytona Beach, Florida, passed away Sunday, June 19,2005 at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. 
He was born February 7, 1909 in Piney Fork, Ohio the son of David and Mary Ann Horvath Mackey.
He retired from the Youghiogheny & Ohio Coal Company in Florence after more than 40 years of service as a coal miner at various mines in Belmont County.  After he retired, he and his wife resided in Daytona Beach until they returned to Ohio in 2000. He was a longtime member of Holly Hill Church of Christ in Daytona Beach and recently of Massillon Church of
Christ. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of over 59 years, Ethel Mackey, in 2001; brother, Ernest Mackey; and sisters, Theresa Pezel, Katie Fodor, and Mary Ann Bejczi. 
Dave is survived by his sister, Margaret Sambuco and brother, Gabriel "Gubby" (Elsie) Mackey, both of Martins Ferry; sisters-in-law, Esteleen (Ralph) Pauli of Massillon, OH and Maycel Johnson of Columbus, OH; brother-in-law, Wilbur "Pete" (Jean) Baker of Adena, OH; special niece and caregiver, Pam (Larry) Eutsey of Barberton, OH; special nephew, Kelvin Johnson of Columbus, OH; and numerous other nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. 
Funeral services were held at the funeral home on Saturday, June 25, 2005 at 11 a.m.  Interment  followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio. 
If desired, contributions may be made in his memory to Meals on Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties, 2363 Nave Street S.E., Massillon, OH 44646.


FRANKLIN L. WILSON, 54, of  N. Zane Highway,  Martins Ferry, Ohio died Friday, July 1, 2005 at his residence. 
He was born in Wheeling, W. Va. on January 13, 1951,  a son of the late  Marjorie N. (Cook) and Wilbur and Mary F. Wilson who survives him of Triadelphia, W. Va..
He was a former employee of Jug Run Refrigeration Heating and Air Conditioning of St. Clairsville.
He served in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War. 
In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by one infant sister, Hazel Wilson.
In addition to his father he is survived by his wife, Debbie L. (Andrews) Wilson;  two sons, Frank L. Wilson, Jr., Columbus, Ohio and Patrick Wilson of Morristown, Ohio;   three daughters,  Kerry McCoy, Cleveland, Ohio,  Melody Wilson and Chelsea Wilson, both of Morristown, Ohio;  five brothers,  Ronald S. (Candy) Wilson, Sr., Martins Ferry, Ohio,  Charles (Karen) Seifert, Thomas (Tammy) Seifert, both of Valley Grove, W. Va., Gary W. (Patty) Wilson, Sr., Valley Grove, W. Va. and Wilbur F.  (Norma) Wilson, Jr., Elm Grove, W. Va.;  three sisters,  Sherry (Bruce) Edge, Valley Grove, W. Va.,  Melody (Glenn) Baller, Ann Arbor, Mich. and  Debbie Brown of Wheeling, W. Va.   He is also survived by three grandchildren. 
Memorial service were held at the Grace Presbyterian Church, Martins Ferry, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 5 p.m. with Rev. William O. Webster, Jr. officiating.  Military honors were given by the Belmont Co. Council of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses.

JOSEPHINE L. ZAVISLAK, 92,  formerly of Colerain Pike, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Friday, June 24, 2005 at Pleasant 
Grove, Ohio.
She was born in Martins Ferry,  on November 18, 1912,  a daughter of the late Matthew and Mary (Malinoski) Evanczyk.
She was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America, Catholic Women's Club, all of Colerain, Ohio and the Polish National Alliance.  
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Zavislak;  grandson, Dean Vermillion;  two brothers, Walter and Edward Evanczyk;  five sisters, Martha Hulboy, Lena Starosciak, Mary Poludniak, Helen Sioja and Gertrude Barcus.
She is survived by  two sons, Paul A. (Eileen) Zavislak, Martins Ferry, and Raymond (Naomi) Zavislak, Bellevue, Washington; daughter, Regina Vermillion, Creedmoor, N.C.. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren,  13 great grandchildren and 3 step great-grandchildren. 
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated at  St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Colerain, Ohio. at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29,  2005 with Msgr. David Reasbeck and Msgr. Thomas Petronek as co celebrants.  Interment followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.




JAMES L. (JIM) BISHOP,  48, of  DeHasse St.,  Martins Ferry, Ohio died Wednesday, July 6, 2005 in East Ohio Regional Hospital. 
         James was born in Wheeling, W. Va. on November 27, 1956,  the son of the late  Elmer L. and Grace E. (Burch) Bishop.
        James was formerly an employee of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp.
        James is survived by a daughter, Christina A. (George L. Jr.) Roman, Austin, Tx.;  two sisters, Pamela  S. (Bill) Johnson, Martins Ferry and  Deborah L.  Bishop, Mingo Junction, Oh.;  three grandsons, Cole P. Murski,  Andrew M. Roman and George L. Roman III.;   several neices and nephews.
        Funeral services were held Monday, July 11, 2005.
      
RICHARD P. (DICK) HANNA, age 68, of  N. 7th St. Martins Ferry, OH.  died, Thursday, July 14, 2005 at East Ohio Regional Long Term Care.
Richard was born in Moorefield, OH. on November 14, 1936,  he was the son of the late James and Mary (Rogers) Hanna.
He was a retired  crane operator at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. , Mingo Junction, Oh. for 44 years. He was the current President of the Martins Ferry Eagles Aerie # 456 and  a member of the Polish National Alliance # 2220.
In addition to his wife, Eunice (Woods) Hanna;  he is survived by a daughter, Diana M. Mackey, Martins Ferry, OH.; two brothers James R. (Helen Ann) Hanna, Jacksonville Fla. and Tommy (Peggy) Hanna, Vermillion, Oh..  He is also survived by 6 grandchildren. 
Services were held at the convenience of the family. 
ELIZABETH K. BELL, 91, formerly of So. Zane Highway, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Monday, July 25, 2005 at East Ohio Regional Long Term Care, Martins Ferry. 
She was born in St. Joseph's Settlement, WV on March 9, 1914, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Breiding) Fox.
She was a retired switchboard operator at East Ohio Regional Hospital and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband William O. Bell;  son, Robert W. Bell;  seven brothers:  Ralph, Harry, Robert, Fred, John , Joseph and Hubert Fox;  two sisters, Bertha Frohnapfel and Bernadine Frohnapfel.
She is survived by one son, Richard T. Bell, Martins Ferry;  sister-in-law,  Catherine Fox, Moundsville, W.  Va.; and also several nieces and nephews. 
 Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated Friday, July 29, 2005 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry with Rev. Father Thomas A. Magary as the celebrant.  Interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry.







EDWIN R. PERRY,  70, of  N. 7th Street, Martins  Ferry, Ohio , died  Saturday, July 23, 2005 at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry.
He was born in Wheeling, W. Va. on June 25, 1935,  a son of the late Raymond H. and Clara L. (Saunders) Perry.
He was a retired employee of Ogden Newspapers, Wheeling, W. Va. having worked as a press operator for 29 years.  He was a member and served as an Elder of Grace Presbyterian Church, Martins Ferry. 
He is survived by his wife Sally L. (Youst) Perry;  son, E. Eugene Perry, Dubuque, Iowa; two daughters, Carol L. Vargo, Bridgeport, Ohio and Donna R. (Michael) Coulter, Ogden, Kansas;  one brother, Keith D. (Marcia) Perry, Martins Ferry.  He is also survived by four grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. 
 Funeral services were held at Grace Presbyterian Church, Martins Ferry on Thursday July 28, 2005  at 11 a.m. with Rev. William O. Webster, Jr. officiating.  Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
Bereavement service by the Elders of the church was held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church Building Fund, Cor. 4th and Hanover Sts. Martins Ferry, Ohio  43935.







 INEZ L. HAYMAN,  94, of  Hickory St. Martins Ferry, OH. , died  Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at Country Club Retirement Campus, Bellaire, Ohio. 
Inez was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on May 30, 1911,  a daughter of the late Henry and Blanche (Knowlton) Haught.  
       She was a member of Saint John's Luthern Church, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Hayman; and three sisters, Gladys Turvey, Iva Semelveis, and Bertha Mae Haught.
She is survived by a son, Donald Hayman, Martins Ferry;  two brothers Charles M. (Selma) and Harry F. Haught , Martins Ferry. She is also survived by five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. 
Sevices were held at the convenience of the family.

STANLEY W. ZUBOSKI,  83, of  N. 8th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio , died  Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at East Ohio Regional Hospital.
He was born in Wheeling, W. Va., on October 28, 1921, a son of the late Alexander and Mary (Emilski) Giboski.
Stanley was a retired employee of Picoma Industries formerly of Martins Ferry.  He was a member of St. Mary's Church, Martins Ferry, and a veteran of the U. S. Navy having served in W.W.II and the Korean War.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Mary J. (Jenski) Zuboski;  four sons, Michael and Stanley J. Zuboski, both of Martins Ferry and  David and Douglas Zuboski, both of Shadyside, Ohio;  three daughters, Vivian Zuboski, Dayton, Marlene Myers, Dillonvale  and  Mary Ann Smith, Mt. Pleasant, Ohio;  two brothers, Lewis Zelenski, Martins Ferry and Ted Zuboski, California;  sister, Stella (Zelenski) Fisher, Colerain, Ohio and four grandchildren.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated Saturday, October 1, 2005 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry,  at 10 a.m. with Rev. Father Tom Magary as the celebrant.
Interment followed with military honors by the Belmont Co. Council of the Veterans of Foreign Wars  in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.



 MARGARET J. BAKER,  76, formerly of Glenns Run and a residence of  W. L. Hayes Towers, Martins Ferry, Ohio , died Thursday, September 29, 2005 at East Ohio Regional Hospital. 
Margaret was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on June 21, 1929,  a daughter of the late Charles and Rose (Hood) Fowler.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, William Fowler and one granddaughter, Kelsey Bargainer.
She is survived by  two sons, Paul R. (Judy) Baker and Charles W. (Becki) Baker;  four daughters, Nancy (George ) Balk, Janet (Calvin) Powers, Sandi (Raymond) Timko and Elisha Hamilton, all of Martins Ferry; two sisters, Laura Wilson, Bridgeport, Ohio and Emma Katherine Moore, Redondo Beach, Calif.. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. 
 Funeral services were held at the funeral home Monday, October 3, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Sanders officiating.
Interment  followed in Upland Cemetery, Yorkville, Ohio. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation Of America, 1821 University Ave. W, Suite S256, St. Paul, MN 55104.
Condolences to the family may be made by signing the guest book to the left of this page.

PATRICIA  ANN  (PAT)  YORK, 44, of Laslo Apts.,  Martins Ferry, Ohio died Saturday, October 22, 2005 at her residence. 
She was born in Pasadena, Texas on June 16, 1961,  the  daughter of  Jesse G. and Louise T. (Balding) York of Baton Rouge, La.
Services at the convenience of the family.

RAYMOND  BALK,  SR., 85, of Blaine, Ohio died Monday, October 17, 2005 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W. Va. 
He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on February 2, 1920, the son of the late George and Helen(Cozma) Balk.
He served in the U. S. Army during W.W. II.
Military honors  were held  October 19, 2005 at 7 p.m. by the Belmont Co. Council of the V.F.W., followed by funeral services with Msgr. Mark Froehlich officiating.  Interment was held  at the convenience of the family in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

CARL W. SHAFER, 51, of Michigan Ave., Martins Ferry, Ohio , died  Sunday, October 30, 2005 at East Ohio Regional Hospital.
He was born in Frostburg, Maryland on June 14, 1954,   the son of the late  Hazel (Jeffreys) and Carl H. Shafer who survives him of Martins Ferry.
He was employed as a insurance inspector for  Advance Field Services, Lexington, Ky. He was a member of First Christian Church, Martins Ferry and a member of the gospel band, Glory Bound Band.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a step-brother, Edward Salsberry.
In addition to his father and his step-mother, Patty Shafer, he is survived by his wife, Janice E. (Ging) Shafer and a  step brother, Robert Shafer, all of  Martins Ferry. Also surviving are several aunts and cousins.
Memorial service was held at the First Christian Church, Martins Ferry,  at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, November 4, 2005, with Rod Kasler officiating.
 Memorial contributions may be made to Servants of Christ Ministry, 20 Lake Chadesa Drive, Hurricane, W. Va. 25526.

 
JOHN R. (BOB) HARRIS,  73, formerly of DeHass Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio , died Friday, November 4, 2005 in Ravenna, Ohio. 
He was born in Mason City, W.Va. on February 13, 1932, a son of the late John and Helen (Bobal) Harris.
He was a retired employee of the former Picoma Industries of Martins Ferry.  John served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of American Legion and the former Veterans of Foreign Wars of Martins Ferry..
 In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Volpe.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia E. (Borck) Harris;  daughter, Debbie (Jim) Shrieve;  two granddaughters, Meghan & Linsay Shrieve,  all of Ravenna, Ohio;   brother, Larry Harris, Okeechobee, Florida and one sister, June (Manuel) Millianoes, Rayland, Ohio.  
Military honors by the Belmont Co. Council of the V.F.W. were held at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at 11 a.m. followed by the funeral service.  Interment  followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Plasant Grove, Ohio. 
Condolences to the family may be given by signing the guest book to the left of this page.
MAXINE G. CRAWFORD,  93,  Martins Ferry, Oh. and formerly of Yorkville, Oh., died , Sunday, November 6, 2005 at Bell Nursing Home, Belmont, Ohio. 
Maxine was born in West Findlay, Pa. on February 22, 1912,  a daughter of the late Thomas and Leona (Gribben) Guthrie.
She was a  teacher at Buckeye South High School (formerly Yorkville High School) for 25 years until retiring in 1979. 
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Crawford; and two sisters, Marge Guthrie Kelley and Mary Jean Guthrie Black.
She is survived by two sons John L. (Elaine) Crawford, Warrenville, Ill. and Michael A. Crawford, Dillonvale, Oh.; a granddaughter Kendra Crawford, Warrenville, Ill.; and two grandsons, Ryan Crawford, Warrenville, Ill.; and C.J. Crawford, Warrenville, Ill.
Graveside Service were held at Fairview Cemetery, Wind Ridge, Pa. at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 11th, 2005.
Condolences to the family may be made by signing the guest book to the left of this page.

Mary  Ellen McGrail, formerly of S. Zane Highway, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at East Ohio Regional Hospital Long Term Care. 
She was born in Martins Ferry,  the daughter of the late John A. and Elsie (Romal) McGrail.
She was  retired  from the Martins Ferry School System.  Mary Ellen was a member of Saint John's Luthern Church of Martins Ferry.
 In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Ann Neal.
Private services were held.

WILMA E. DOUGHTY, 71, of  N. Zane Highway Martins Ferry, Ohio , died Wednesday, November30, 2005 at her residence.
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on August 17, 1934,  a daughter of the late Hugh  M. and Anna V. (Hails) Phillips.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four brothers, John G., Robert Allen, Daniel N, Hugh M. Phillips and a sister, Betty L. Rutan.
She is survived by her husband, Albert L. Doughty, Sr.;   son, Albert  L. Doughty, Jr., Martins Ferry ;  two daughters, Lee Doughty, Martins Ferry and Madeline (Anthony) Wilkes, Chesterfield, S.C.; granddaughter, Michelle (Michael) Ristow, Phoenix, Arizona;  great granddaughter, Savannah E. Ristow, Phoenix, Arizona;  step great grandson, Dylon Ristow, Milwaukee, Wi.;  brother, Ronald  R. Phillips, Martins Ferry and  a sister Madeline (Roland) Doughty also of Martins Ferry.
Services were be held at the convenience of the family.

WILLIAM  GRAFF, SR., 79, of 2nd Street, Dillonvale, Ohio died Monday, November 28, 2005 at Heartland  of  Lansing Care Center, Lansing, Ohio. 
He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on December 18, 1925,  a son of the late Michael and Anna (Grodt) Graff.
He was a retired  electrician having worked for 43 years at Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel,  Yorkville, Ohio. He was a christian by faith. 
In additiion to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ose and Alfred Graff and one sister, Hilda Forbes 
He is survived by his wife, Ann (Kiss) Graff;  one son, William (Norma) Graff, Jr., Martins Ferry;  two daughter, Joann (Jon) Stephens, Columbus, Ohio and Marsha (Dale) Senatore, Lexington, Ky.;  sister, Bertha Riser, Martins Ferry;  brother, Frederick (Dorothy) Graff, Martins Ferry; four grandsons, Michael (Robyn) Petras, Columbus, Ohio, David Senatore, Lexington, Ky., Matthew Graff, Columbus, Ohio and Lucas DuJardin, Cuyahoga Falls,Ohio;  one granddaughter, Kimberly (Jeff) Petras Miller, Baltimore, Ohio;  two great grandchildren, Joey Miller and Summer Petras.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home, Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Rev. William O. Webster, Jr. officiating. 
Entombment  followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.





INA JO DAWKINS,  77, of  National Road,  Belmont, Ohio , died Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at East Ohio Regional Long Term Care, Martins Ferry, Ohio. 
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on March 3, 1928,  the daughter of the late John Alvin and Stella E. (Yoho) Walton.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray E. Dawkins and one daughter, Elizabeth Rose Dawkins.
She is survived by  two sons,  Kenneth A. (Earlene) Dawkins, Pleasant Grove, Ohio and Richard R. (Cheryl) Dawkins, Salesville, Ohio;  two daughters, Judith L. (Jeff) Faust, Brownsburg, In. and Joyce L. Moulton, Martins Ferry, Ohio;  brother, A.K. (Pie) Walton, Martins Ferry, Ohio;  two grandsons, Richard Dawkins, Fort Worth, Texas and John Dawkins, Salesville, Ohio; three granddaughters, Dr. Kimberly Bilica, San Antonio, Texas, Kelle Blount, Columbus, Ohio and Jamie Dawkins, Massillon, Ohio;  life long friend Loas McGaughy, Centerville, Ohio,  and three great grandchildren 
There will be no visitation and services are private at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be held in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
Memorial contributions may be made to Belmont Co. Animal Rescue League, 45244 National Road West, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950.

HENRY J. LONGEVITCH,  90, of N. 5th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio , died Monday, December 12, 2005 at Wheeling  Hospital , Wheeling, W. Va. 
Henry was born in Atlasburg, Pennsylvania on December 8, 1915, a son of the late Frank and Victoria (Wisniewska) Labedziewicz.
He was a graduate of the Western Pennsylvania Horological Institute and owner of Henry's Jewelry which has been in operation since 1948.  He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Past President of the Rotary Club, Past President of the Polish National Alliance Lodge 2220, F.O.E.#456, member of the former V.F.W. and a member of the American Legion Post 38 all of Martins Ferry.  Henry also served in the U.S. Air Rorce in W.W.11.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella (Wozniak) Longevitch and two brothers, Frank and Ed Longevitch.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda (Travis) Tomer, Martins Ferry;  two sons, Henry (Pamela) Longevitch, St. Clairsville, Ohio and Ron (Julie) Longevitch, Aurora, Colorado;  brother, John (Virginia) Longevitch, Belmont, California;  lady friend, Pearl Newell of Dillonvale, Ohio.  Also surviving are  five grandchildren.
Funeral services were private at the convenience of the family with military honors by the Belmont Co. Council of the American Legion.  Interment  followed in Upland Cemetery, Yorkville, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Guiding Eyes For The Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY  10598.

GEORGE  APOSTOLEC,  79, formerly of Florence, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at Hadzima Care Home, Pleasant Grove, Ohio. 
He was born in Warwood, W. Va.  on June 14, 1926,  a son of the late James and Isabelle (Codel) Apostolec.
He was a retired machinist at the former Picoma Ind.  of Martins Ferry. George was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during the Korean War.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean (Thrasher) Apostolec;  three brothers, Preston Osborne, Nick and Henry Apostolec
He is survived by  three sons, George F. (Carol) Apostolec, Martins Ferry,  Robert D. Apostolec, Columbus, Ohio and Ricky Lee (Kim) Apostolec, Martins Ferry;  two daughters,  Judy A. (Paul) Baker, Martins Ferry  and Karen Sue (James) Hill, Barton, Ohio;  brother, Christopher (Pat) Apostolec, Las Vegas, Nev.;  two sisters, Sophia A. Ghelfi, Las Vegas, Nev. and Thelma (Lyle) Cripe, Boise, Idaho.  He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, and two great grandaughters. 
Funeral services were held Friday, December 30, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Dr. Bill N. Lawrence officiating.  Prior to the funeral service military honors were given by the Belmont Co. Council of the V.F.W.
Interment  followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
Family request donations to Alzheimer's Association / Greater East Ohio Area Chapter, 3695 Boardman-Canfield Rd., Suite 301B, Canfield, Ohio 44406.

MARY  GENEVIEVE  (JEAN)  KUNCZT,  96, formerly of N. 6th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Sunday, January 1, 2006 in San Antonio, Texas. 
She was born in Wheeling, W. Va. on September 8, 1909,  a daughter of the late Albert G. and Mary (Mlynarski) Paczkowski.
She was a former member of  St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Michael J. Kunczt;  two sisters, Stella Sommers and Jane Spence.
She is survived by two sons, Robert M. ( wife, Kimberly) Kunczt, San Antonio, Texas and James D. Kunczt, Pittsburgh, Pa.  Also surviving are two grandchildren, Andrew R. Kunczt and Ava J. Fletcher.
 Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry with Rev. Thomas A. Magary as the celebrant.  Interment  followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
Rosary service was held Friday at 6:30 p.m. 


DIANA L. STARKEY, 46, of  W. Spring Street, Cadiz, Ohio , died  Sunday, January 22, 2006 at Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheeling,  W. Va. . 
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on December 17, 1959,  a daughter of the late  Victor A. and Virginia M. (Porter) Buckley who survives her of Finksburg, Maryland.
She was employed as a District Manager at theTimes-Leader Newspaper, Martins Ferry.  Diane was a 1977 graduate of Martins Ferry High School and a 2005 graduate of West Virginia Business College where she earned her associate degree in Office Administration/Paralegal.
In addition to her father she was preceded in death by two brothers, Victor A., Jr.  and John A. Buckley
In addition to her mother, she is survived by  four daughter, Pam L. (Andrew) Perrie, Bellaire, Oh.; Victoria Jane Clifford, Harrisville, Oh.; Danielle JoAnn Starkey, Cadiz, Oh.; Nicole Mae Starkey, Cadiz, Oh.; two sister, Debbie G. (Tommy) Waters, Finksburg, Md.; Ginger M. (Kevin) Colson, Finksburg, Md.; brother Joe R. (Beth) Buckley, Taneytown, Md.. She is also survived by four grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michael Smith officiating.
Interment followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society 612 Maple Ave. Zanesville, Ohio 43701.

ELLEN A. WOLFE,  84, formerly of N. 7th Street,  Martins Ferry, Ohio , died Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at East Ohio Regional Long Term Care, Martins Ferry. 
She was born in Stonewall, Miss. on September 28, 1921,  the daughter of the late Jane (McGrew) Avant.
She was a member of Saint John's Luthern Church, Martins Ferry and a former tele-type operator at Key Field Air Force Base, Meridian, Miss..
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Rufus Boutwell and her second husband, Herman D. Wolfe;   one son, Bruce Martin Wolfe;  and two  brothers, Wiley (Bud) and Frank Avant.
She is survived by  two daughters, Helen Jane (Charles) Ricketts, Severn, Maryland and Debra S. Wolfe of Martins Ferry.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 11, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Philip Van Dam officiating.   Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

JOHN TERRANCE MARCHBANK, 50, of  N. 8th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at his residence. 
Terry was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on April 18, 1955, ason of the late John and Betty (Bianconi) Marchbank.
He was a retired  brakeman and conductor at Con-Rail.  Terry was a member of the Italian American Club of Martins Ferry.
He is survived by his companion, Penny Runnion;  daughter, Shae Marchbank;  step daughter, Kisha Runnion;  step son, Michael Runnion all of Martins Ferry;  brother, Kevin (Lisa) Marchbank, Mt. Pleasant, Ohio;  sister, Holly Gudzik, Cleveland, Ohio;  aunt, Cecelia Bianconi also of Martins Ferry. 
Funeral services were held Monday, February 13, 2006 at 11 a.m at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Bill N. Lawrence officiating.   Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
        Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help defray funeral expenses.


ANNA E CRECION,  85, formerly of Brady Road, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Sunday, February 26, 2006 at Wheeling  Hospital Continuous Care Center, Wheeling, W. Va. 
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on April 24, 1920, a daughter of the late Michael and Apolonia (Uleis) Mista.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and a former employee of the former A and P and the Select Market all of Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Crecion;  sister, Julia Mista and infant son, Ronald.
She is survived by  son, Alex Michael (Connie) Crecion, Martins Ferry;  grandson, Michael  A. Crecion, Columbus, Ohio; granddaughter, Lauren M. Crecion, Athens, Ohio;  brother, John Mista, Martins Ferry; sister, Nellie Macenko, Columbus, Ohio. 
 Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated at  St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry at 1:30 P.M. on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 with Rev. Father Thomas A. Magary as the celebrant.  Interment  followed in  St. Mary's Cemetery Martins Ferry . 
Memorial contributions may be made to SMC 2000, 24 N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935.

DELORES J. VOGLER,  76, formerly of Walnut Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio died  Monday, March 20, 2006 at Heartland  of Lansing Nursing & Rehab. Center, Lansing, Ohio.
She was born in Shinnston, WV on Monday, September 23, 1929,   the daughter of the late Lawrence and Alma (Gardner) West.
She was a member of the First Christian Church and a former nurses aid at East Ohio Regional Hospital both of Martins Ferry. 
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert West.
She is survived by her husband, Harry E. Vogler;  daughter, Linda (Thomas) Yager, St. Clairsville, Ohio; son, Lawrence E. (Judith) Vogler, Bridgeport, Ohio. She is also survived by five grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. 
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2006 with Rod Kasler officiating at the funeral home.  Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

CHARLES ALBERT REASBECK,  90, of  Virginia Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio , died Sunday, March 19, 2006 at his residence. 
Charles  was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on March 28, 1915, a son of the late Joseph V. and Marie (Brubaugh) Reasbeck.
He was retired from the former C. J. Reasbeck Sons,  a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry Council 1421 of the Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree member of Commodore Barry Assembly,   B.P.O.E. Lodge 2836, Martins Ferry Boosters and a Past Director of the former Peoples Savings Bank all of Martins Ferry.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Margaret Ann (Meister) Reasbeck;  daughter, Barbara Ann (William) Edge, Martins Ferry;  granddaughter, Lisa M. Edge, Columbus, Ohio; brother, Joseph V. (Emma) Reasbeck, Florida; sister, Rose Marie Harper, Lansing, Ohio; and also several nieces and nephews.  
 Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2006 with Rev. Thomas A. Magary and Msgr. David Reasbeck as co-celebrants.  Mausoleum entombment followed in St. Mary' Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
Rosary devotions were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. followed by Elks service at 7 p.m. and Wake services at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to SMC 2000, 24 N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935 or Valley Hospice Inc., 98 E. Cove Ave., Wheeling, W. Va.  26003.

MARIE  R.  "KOOTY'  McKAYE,  79, formerly of Mica Drive, Martins Ferry, Ohio , diedThursday, April 13, 2006 at Crestview Health Care Center, St. Clairsville, Ohio. 
She was born in Elm Grove, W. Va. on Friday, April 8, 1927,  the daughter of the late Ernie and Emma Micks.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Mike and son, Gary McKaye.
She is survived by  son, Tim McKaye of Martins Ferry  and two grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at  the funeral home Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dan Cheatham officiating.

 ANNA MARY SALIMBENE,  78, formerly of N. 9th Street,  Martins Ferry, Ohio , died Thursday, April 6, 2006 at East Ohio Regional Long Term Care. 
She was born in Steubenville, Ohio on Saturday, May 14, 1927,  a daughter of the late John and Owella Florence (Ewing) Shipley.
She was a retired from the former Tri-State Rack of  Martins Ferry.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry and a member of the A.A.R.P.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony;   brother, John Shipley and  sister, Jane Sonovic.
She is survived by  two daughters, Melodie Conaway and  Marianne (Nicholas) Stan, both of Martins Ferry;  son, Michael Salimbene, also of Martins Ferry;  sister, Betty (Bud) DeLong, Myrtle Beach, S. C..   She is also survived by six grandchildren, and one great grandchild. 
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2006 with Rev. Thomas Magary officiating.  Interment followed in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, W.V. 

SHARON LYNN O'TOOLE, 46, of Indiana Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio , died Saturday, April 22, 2006 at Wheeling  Hospital , Wheeling, W. Va. 
She was born in Bellaire, Ohio on February 23, 1960,   the daughter of the late  Gerald D. and Joann M. (Ehni) O'Toole who survives her of Martins Ferry.
She was a member of Church Alive St. Clairsville, Ohio.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by  brother, Douglas A. O'Toole, Martins Ferry, Ohio and a niece, Roslyn  O'Toole.  
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jeff Lewis and Rev. William O. Webster, Jr. officiating.
Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
Memorial contributions may be made to Church Alive, 52561 Key-Bellaire Road, Bellaire, Ohio  43906.



JOSEPH H. BARKER, JR.,  79, of  Hutchinson Drive, St. Clairsville, Ohio , died Monday, May 1, 2006 at Park Health Center, St. Clairsville.
He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on Wednesday, January 19, 1927,  son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Israel) Barker.
Joe was a retired employee of Blaw Knox Foundry of Wheeling.  He was a member of the Church of Christ, St. Clairsville, The American Legion, St. Clairsville and the Cave Club of Wheeling.   Joe served in the U.S. Navy during W.W. II.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Paul R. Barker;  three sisters, Elizabeth J. Barker, Eleanor R. Sandru and Mary K. Henry.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Evelyn Stilwell Barker;  son Joseph H. Barker, III and his wife Beverly of St. Clairsville;  daughter, Karen Sue Yocke and her husband, Rick of Huntington, W. Va;  granddaughter, Samantha E. Yocke of Huntington, W. Va.;  brother, David L. Barker of Wheeling;  sister, Hazel N. Sonnenwald and her husband William  of Wheeling.
A memorial service was held Friday, May 5, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ, Woodrow and Butler Streets, St. Clairsville, Ohio with minister, Everett Hudson officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Church of Christ.

 



PAUL A. ZAVISLAK, 69, of Crescent Road,  St. Clairsville and formerly of Zavislak Drive, Martins Ferry, Ohio  died Thursday, April 27, 2006 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W. Va. 
He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on Tuesday, November 10, 1936,  son of the late Albert and Josephine  L. (Evanczyk) Zavislak.
He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, St. Francis Cabrini Council Knights of Columbus # 11159 and a Fourth Degree Member of Commordore Barry Assembly Knights of Columbus # 802 all of Colerain, Ohio.  Paul  was retired from the U. S. Air Force having served for 23 1/2 years.  After retiring from the service he was employed as a school bus driver by the Martins Ferry School System for 16 years.
 In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Angeline Sabatino.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen M. (Patrone) Zavislak;  three daughters, Mary Jo (Michael) Kohlas, West Chester, Ohio; Theresa Dauteuil-Shaw, Laurel, Maryland; Christine Parrott, Camp Lejeune MCB, N. C. ; son, Paul (Nancy) Zavislak, Jr. , Hickham AFB, Hawaii;  two step-sons,  Jack (Cher) McKeever, Jr., Shadyside, Ohio; Mark (Jenni) McKeever, St. Clairsville, Ohio;  brother, Raymond  (Naomi) Zavislak, Bellevue, Washington;  sister, Regina Vermillion, Creedmoor, N.C.. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren. 
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated at St. Frances Cabrini Church, Colerain, Ohio Monday, May 1, 2006 at 10 a.m. with Msgr. David Reasbeck and Msgr. Thomas C. Petronek as the co-celebrants.  Entombment  followed in Holly Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Pleasant Grove, Ohio. 
 Military Honors weregiven at the cemetery by the Belmont Co. Council of the V.F.W.
Memorial contributions may be donated to St. Frances Cabrini Church, 72617 Colerain St., Colerain, Ohio 43916, Tender Loving Care and Hospice, 1231 Warwood Ave., Wheeling, W. Va. 26003-9818 or the donors choice.



WILBUR J. KELLER, SR.,  90,  a resident of Hillandale Estates, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Thursday, June 1st, 2006 at his home.
He was born Dec. 11, 1915, in Martins Ferry, the son of the late Charles and Lucy (Long) Keller.
He was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Martins Ferry.
Wilbur graduated from Martins Ferry High School in 1934, and from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1938.  He was a charter member and past president of the Martins Ferry Rotary Club and a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors and the National Funeral Directors Association.  With his brother, Vincent H., he owned and operated the Keller Funeral Home and the Keller Brothers' Furniture Store on Hanover St. in Martins Ferry for many years.  During World War II, he served with the Merchant Marine Division of the United States Coast Guard.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Vincent H, Clarence F, and Charles G. Keller, and one sister Lana K. Wilson.
Surviving are his wife of 60 yrs., JoEllen Maher Keller, one son, Wilbur J., Jr. (Brenda) Keller of Farmington, three daughters, Bonnie Stewart, Linda Keller and Arleen Keller all of Martins Ferry;  six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church with Fr. Thomas Magary the celebrant and Msgr. George Coyne concelebrating.
Private interment took place Tuesday afternoon at Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church, 20 N. 4th St., Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935.




HOWARD J GRAYSON,  93, of  North Zane Hwy., Martins Ferry, Ohio , died  Monday, June 5th, 2006 at East Ohio Regional Long Term Care in the company of loving family members. 
He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on April 28, 1913,  son of the late Ringland and Anna Marie (Huonker) Grayson.
He was a retired Painting Contractor .
He was a member of 1st Presbyterian Church, Martins Ferry serving as an Elder of the church..
Howard was an original member of the M. F. Rotary Club with 55 years perfect attendance.  A Paul Harris Fellow, he served as secretary for 50 years.  Howard was the oldest active volunteer fireman in the state of Ohio, with 70 years service in the M. F. Ladder Co.  He served in numerous positions, including Captain ,Chaplain and Treasurer.
 In addition to his parents Howard was preceded in death by his twin brother, Harry W. Grayson.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Margaret L. (Romal) Grayson;  daughter, Margi Roberts, granddaughter, Amy Vavrock and her husband Rudy, all of Martins Ferry;  grandson, Michael Roberts and his wife, Gracie of Laredo, Tx.;  sister-in-law, June Romal, Aurora, Colo..  
 Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Bill N. Lawrence officiating.  Interment  followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
The Deacons of the 1st Presbyterian Church held services Friday at 7 p.m. followed by services by the M. F. Fire Department at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to 1st Presbyterian Church, 4th & Walnut Sts., Martins Ferry, Ohio  43935,  M. F. Fire Dept., Martins Ferry, Ohio  43935 or Belmont Co. Animal Rescue League 45244 National Road West St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950.

RHEA A. THOMAS,  91, of Union Street,  Martins Ferry, Ohio , died Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at Ohio State Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. 
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on March 2, 1915,  daughter of the late Harry and Hannah (Rothermund) Moore.
She was a retired employee of East Ohio Regional Hospital and a lifetime member of Grace Presbyterian Church, both of  Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Thomas;  two brothers, Louis and Harry Moore;  three sisters, Grace Thomas, Lenore Noel and Nell Dosey.
She is survived by son, John  B. (Geraldine) Thomas, Miami, Florida;  daughter, Margaret A. (Edmund) Ball, Salinas, California;  daughter, Susan G. Ecklund, Moundsville, WV;  son, William L. Thomas, Martins Ferry. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Friday, June 23, 2006 at 1 p.m., with Rev. William O. Webster, Jr. officiating.  
Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry. 

 MARK E. MISKO,  46, of  Beaver Dam Road, Scio, Ohio and formerly of Deep Run, Martins Ferry, died unexpectedly at home Wednesday, June 21, 2006. 
He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on January 20, 1960,  son of  Henry A. and JoAnn (Steitz) Misko of Martins Ferry, Ohio.
He was employed as an Engineer at PCC Airfoil, Minerva, Ohio for 16 years.  He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Martins Ferry, Ohio.  Mark was an avid sportsman in fishing and hunting..
In addition to his parents, he is survived by  three brothers,  David A. (Renee) Misko, Scio, Ohio; Jeffrey A. (Lisa) Misko, Mentor, Ohio; Bradley J.  (Kathleen) Misko, Ragersville, Ohio.  Mark was a  devoted uncle to 13 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 25, 2006 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Bill Lawrence officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 4th & Walnut Sts., Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935 or the  donor's choice.

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