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June 2009

Alda Mae Graham

      Alda Mae Graham, 89, formerly of Binegar Hill Road passed away at Arbors of Marietta on June 29, 2009, where she has been a resident since August,  2006.
      Alda was born May 31, 1920, daughter of Sadie Binegar of Dart, Ohio and John Graham of Archers Fork Road, New Matamoras, Ohio.  Alda attended school at the Eddy Ridge and Moss Run one room schools and Lawrence High School. She was a member of Eddy's Ridge Church of Christ.  Alda worked 30 years at B.F. Goodrich. She retired in 1980 and remained at her Binegar Hill home until Sept. 2003, when she went to live with her son, Eugene G. Graham until Aug. 20, 2006.
      Alda is survived by her son Eugene (Mary) Graham of Eddy Ridge Road, New Matamoras, six grandchildren: Lugene  (George) Foutty and Brian (Kathy) Graham of New Matamoras, Ronald (Rae) Graham of Barlow, Diana(Gary) Gibson of Monticello, KY, Carla (Charles) Blair of Marana, AZ,  Janie (James) Wagner of Middletown, Oh, two sisters:  Frances Pelton of Hartville, Oh and Betty Dunfee of Coolville, Oh, three sisters-in-law: Helen Brooks of Cutler, Dora Brooks of Belpre, and Geneva Brooks of Marietta and several great and step grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her mother Sadie Binegar Brooks, her stepfather Nicholas J. Brooks, four brothers and one sister-in-law: Stanley and Rhea Brooks Of Canton, Oh, George Brooks of Dart,  Dean Brooks of Cutler and Paul Brooks of Shay Ridge Road, New Matamoras.
      Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday (July 2) at Eddy’s Ridge Church of Christ with Timothy Fleeman officiating.  Burial will be in Eddy’s Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call beginning at 2:00 on Wednesday afternoon at the McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with the family present from 2-4 and 6-8.  Donations may be made to Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Dept., 15015 St. Rt. 26, Marietta, OH  45750-7706.

Harold "Bud" Jarvis

      Harold “Bud” Lewis Jarvis, age 78, died peacefully at home and entered the presence of his loving Lord on Saturday, June 20, 2009.  Born on August 3, 1930 in Waterloo , NY , to Lewis and Jennie Hannah Jarvis, he leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Janet Robb Jarvis.  Also left to cherish his memory are four children and their families:  Dan & Lois (Jarvis) Gillette of Covington, VA., David & Elena Jarvis of Sterling , VA , Joe & Ruth (Jarvis) Jenkins of Spotsylvania, VA, and Guthrie & Paula (Jarvis) Chamberlain of Marietta, OH.  He also claimed an “adopted” daughter Sun (Oh) Chung of Seattle, WA.

Seventeen grandchildren include Joshua Jenkins and Janelle Voisin of Wisconsin, Jared Jenkins, Josiah Jenkins, Emily Jarvis, Sarah Jarvis, Jonathan Jarvis, Matthew Jarvis, Jacinda Gillette and Jordan Gillette of Virginia, Jessica Robertson of Indiana, Joanna Zuck, Elizabeth Miller, and Frederick Chamberlain of Ohio, Harold Chamberlain of Georgia, Barnabas Chamberlain of Pennsylvania, and Janet Chamberlain of Florida.

Great grandchildren are Elijah and Ezra Jenkins, Avery and Adelia Jenkins, and N. Paul Miller.

Mr. Jarvis was preceded in death by his brother Donald Jarvis of Waterloo , NY , and his sister Myrtle Jarvis of Fairview Park, OH.  His sister Pauline Jarvis in New Port Richey, FL, survives him.

Bud Jarvis pastored churches in New York , Indiana , and California .  He also worked as a loan officer for Bank of America.  Mr. Jarvis was noted for his dedication to God, his humor, his friendliness and his many hobbies.  He was recognized for 44 years of service to Civil Air Patrol as a Chaplain.

A memorial service is planned for 7pm at Bible Baptist Church in Parkersburg , WV on Monday, June 22nd.  Interment will follow in Waterloo , NY on Wednesday, June 24th.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a Camp Fund at Bible Baptist Church , 400 Cypress St , Parkersburg , WV  26104 .

Richard Lyle Cameron

       Richard Lyle Cameron, 82, of Whipple went peacefully to be with his Savior on Friday, June 19, 2009, at his home.
       He was born on June 8, 1927, to Frank and Cora McKee Cameron, in Williamstown, WV.  In May of 1942, he started working at Fenton Art Glass.  He loved working and retired in July 1988.  He was a 46-year member of American Flint Glass workers.  In his younger years he was an avid coon hunter and fisherman.  He was a loving father and proud grandfather and pappy.
       He was a long time member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and read his Bible cover to cover many times.
       On February 1, 1945, he married his loving wife, Mary Elizabeth Carter, who preceded him in death on June 12, 1979.
       He is survived by his children:  Connie (Steve) Eddy of Whipple, Wilma (Wayne) Eddy of North Port, FL, and Ronnie Cameron of Whipple, 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his sister, Ruth Husk, and brother, Gene Cameron, both of Navarre, OH, and several nieces and nephews.
       He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Richard Dean Eddy, great grandson Brandon Lee Grosklos, sister Thelma Burdette, brother Don Cameron and one son-in-law Larry Wittekind.
       Funeral services will be held on Tuesday (June 23) at 10:30 am at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor Lou Verde officiating.  Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:00 on Monday afternoon.
       The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, c/o Barb Close, 2585 Dalzell Road, Whipple, OH  45788.
       On line condolences may be shared with the family at:  www.mslfuneralhome.com.

James Dean Reed

       James Dean Reed, 51, of Cow Run Road, Marietta, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2009.
       He was born on July 25, 1957, to Roland E. and Sandra King Reed at Guernsey Memorial Hospital in Cambridge, OH.  Jim was a member of Painters Local #93 since 1981. 
       His wife, Rose Martin Reed, whom he married on December 26, 1981, survives with one son, James Reed Jr., of West Chester, PA and one granddaughter, Lilly Reed, of West Chester, 3 brothers:  Jeffery Melton of New Philadelphia, Randy and Bradley Melton of Cambridge and several nieces and nephews.
       He was preceded in death by his parents, mother and father-in-law, Maggie and Chester Daughtery, and 3 brothers in law, James and John Martin and Lawrence Wheeler.
       Funeral services will be held on Tuesday (June 23rd) at 1:00 at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with burial in Lynch Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 2:00 on Monday afternoon. 

Peggy E. Johnson Chidester

       Peggy E. Johnson Chidester, 63, of Reno, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
       She was born on November 26, 1945, to Bernard and Mary Whitney Petty and adopted at the age of 3 by her aunt and uncle, Ruth and Ralph Johnson.  Peggy graduated from Marietta High School with the class of 1964.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and flowers.
       Peggy is survived by her husband, Kenneth Chidester, whom she married in 2004. Also surviving are 3 sons:  Larry (Jennifer) Babcock of MD, Bryan Babcock and Michael Babcock of Reno;  2 grandchildren:  Aaron and Caitlyn; and 2 brothers and 3 sisters:  Ralph (Sharon) Petty, Mary Card, Grace Bauerbach, Virginia Harrohill and Joseph (Carol) Petty.  Stepchildren Jeremy Chidester of Williamstown and Kenny Chidester of Gainesville, FL and step grandchildren Tyler, Autumn, Shelby, Andrea, and Ashley Chidester, also survive.
       She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Dorothy Clark.
       Funeral services will be held on Saturday (June 20) at 2:00 pm at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with burial in East Lawn Memorial Park.  Calling hours will begin at the funeral home on Friday after 2:00pm. 

H. Dean McCain

            H. Dean McCain, 78, of Marietta passed away after an extended illness on Monday (June 15, 2009) at his home in the loving care of his wife of 60 years.
            He was born September 6, 1930 in Washington County, a son of the late Harvey and Clara McCain. Dean was an inspector for Elger Company for many years and later enjoyed farming. After retirement he enjoyed traveling and many family activities.
            He is survived by his devoted wife, Hester Lucinda Erb McCain. In addition to his wife he is survived by one son, Dale (Karen) McCain, and two daughters, Kathleen (Gary) Boggs, and Deana (James) Barnes. He had 11 grandchildren, Jamey (Jill) Barnes, Melissa (Bob) Hibbard, Andrea (Mitch) Davis, Cara (James) Love, Lisa (Zach) Michael, Tiffany Barnes, Erin Boggs, Amanda (Steve) Herron, Alishia Barnes, Justin Barnes, Clinton Barnes and 17 great-grandchildren, Steven, Jordan and Alexandrea Herron, Alex and Reed Ware, Ashton and McKinley Michael, Cameron and Collin Davis, Emily Floyd, Kylie and Allison Love, David Joseph and Robert Hibbard, Colton and Jacey Barnes, and Sierra Barnes. In addition to his parents, he was preceeded in death by one infant son, Kenneth Dean McCain, three brothers, Pearl, Harry and Robert, and one sister, Nettie Totman Turk.
           Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM, Friday, June 19, 2009 at the McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Rake Cemetary. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning on Thursday with the family present from 2-4 and 6-8.

Cecil Schenkel

       Cecil Schenkel, 87, of Whipple passed away on Monday, June 15, 2009, at 6:20 am at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
       He was born on March 31, 1922, a son of Otto and May Adams Schenkel.  Cecil attended Wingett Run Grade School and Salem High School, and had been employed as a school bus driver for Fort Frye School District, was a farmer, had been employed by John Rech Farm Equipment, and had been a Trustee for Salem Township.  After retiring, he enjoyed woodworking, hanging out with friends at Bill Kidds Barber Shop and tractor pulls and gardening.
       On June 5, 1943, Cecil married Edna Carpenter.  They recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by their daughter Shirley Hockenberry of Whipple; 3 grandchildren:  Robert (Ann) Hockenberry of Mineral Wells, Brenda (Dan) Waterman of Lower Salem, and Rick (Christy) Hockenberry of Lowell.  Also surviving are:  sister Ruth Biehl, sisters-in-law Betty Schenkel and Erma Carpenter, great grandchildren:  James and Nicholas Brown, Daniel Waterman, Anna and Aaron Hockenberry, step grandchildren:  Jayme (Chad) Fox and Heather (David) Naper, step great grandchildren, Blake and Cory Fox, and several nieces and nephews.
       In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Harry, sister Katherine Becker, infant sister Mildred, son-in-law Ronald Hockenberry.
       Funeral services will be held on Thursday (June 18th) at 2:00 pm at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Salem Township Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home beginning on Tuesday evening at 6 with family present from 6-8 and on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8.  Contributions in Cecil’s memory made to Salem Fire Department will be appreciated. 

George W. Cozzens

       George W. Cozzens, 85, of Palmer Township, went to be with his Lord, on Thursday, June 11, 2009.
       He was born November 6, 1923 in Belpre to Rolla Dean and Pearl Elba Burnfield Cozzens.  As a resident of Palmer Township since 1945, George had attended Oak Hill United Methodist Church and was a member of the Masonic Lodge 293.  He had served as an airplane mechanic/flight engineer for the US Army Air Corps during WW II and retired from Elkem Metals in 1983.
       On April 2, 2009, George observed his 60th wedding with his wife Virginia, who survives.  A day of celebration was held on March 28 with several friends and family members.
       In addition to his wife, Virginia, he is survived by his son Ken (Vicki) Cozzens and daughters Nancy (Carl) Chandler and Connie (Michael Lucas) Lawrence.   Also surviving are grandchildren: Marcus and Nathan Cozzens, Shauna (Phil) Skinner, Amanda (Rick) Schmidt, Maggie (Steven) Ashby, Nicolette and Brandon Lawrence, and Michael Lucas Jr. and great grandchildren: Breanna and Seth Skinner and John and Darrion Schmidt. Brothers John (Barbara) Cozzens and Robert Cozzens, and sister Lucille White also survive with several nieces, nephews and friends.
       His parents, four brother and five sisters preceded George in death.
       At his request George will be cremated, and a graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.  McClure-Schafer-Lankford is assisting the family. 

Arminta J. Lee

       Arminta J. Lee, 105 years old, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at 3:00 am at Heartland of Marietta.
       She was born on April 22, 1904, in Elba, Ohio, a daughter of Anna Elizabeth Phelps and David Elvin Baker.  Arminta was a member of the Lower Salem United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.
       In June of 1932, she married Homer R. Lee who preceded her in death in 1973.
       Arminta is survived by her daughter Helen (Dean) Kehl of Whipple and grandchildren:  Daniel (Marilyn) Kehl of Lowell, Bruce (Lisa) Kehl of Marietta, and Jane (Mark) Eakle of Whipple.  Also surviving are great grandchildren: Mathew Carpenter, Kala Shilling, Mark Kehl, Elaina and Lauren Eakle and  great, great grandchildren: Mikayla Carpenter, Cole and Kali Shilling and Isabella Kehl.
       In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Gale, and 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
       Funeral services will be held on Monday (June 15th) at 11:00 am at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor Lou Verdi officiating.  Burial will be in Salem Township Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday beginning at 1:00 with family present from 1-5. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lower Salem United Methodist Church or the Lower Salem Volunteer Fire Department.

Henry Pritchett

       Henry J. Pritchett, 45, originally of Marietta passed on Tuesday, June 2, 2009.
       He was born on July 15, 1963, a son of Eli and Ethel Lightfritz Pritchett.  Henry was a 1981 graduate of Frontier High School.   He had been employed by Foundation Coal and as a truck driver for USF Holland.  He loved riding his Harley, hunting and fishing.  He was a member of NRA and Sportsmen for Wildlife.
       Henry is survived by 1 son Adam (Peggy) Pritchett of Marietta and 3 daughters:  Tasha (Matt) Snider of Gillette, Wyoming, Danielle (Chris) Duckett and Nichole Hicks both of Virginia and grandchildren:  Katona and Blake Pritchett, Marissa and Kaden Duckett, and Katrina Hicks.  He is also survived by 2 brothers: David (Linda) Pritchett of Marietta and Roger (Marsha) Pritchett of Whipple, sister Susan (George) Root of Marietta and several nieces and nephews.
       He was preceded in death by his father and a nephew Chris.
       Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 8th, at 1:00 pm at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Reverend Gale Lauderman officiating.  Burial will be in Barker Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home beginning Sunday at 2:00 with family present from 2-4 and 6-8.  On line condolences may be shared at:  www.mslfuneralhome.com.

Alfred E. Pritchett

       Alfred E. Pritchett, 69, of New Matamoras, passed away at his home on June 4, 2009.
       He was born February 2, 1940 in Newport, to Edwin and Ethel Davis Pritchett.  Alfred cut timber and had been employed by the Washington County Highway Department, where he retired from after 30 years of service.  He loved hunting, being outdoors, and spending time with his family.
       Alfred married Evelyn Sunderman on September 16, 1972 who survives with his daughter, Sarah Pritchett and his son Jason Pritchett and grandsons Connor and Bret all of Marietta.  Also surviving are brothers Donald (Kitty) Pritchett, Richard (Jenny) Pritchett, Robert (Marie) Pritchett and Virgil (Christina) Pritchett.
       In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by son Mark, and sister Thelma.
       Funeral services will be held 1 pm Friday, June 5th at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with burial in Newport Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 pm to Thursday until the hour of service.  Messages of condolence may be sent at www.mslfuneralhome.com

Brent Reynolds

       Brent Reynolds, 45, of Cambridge, passed away at 6:30 am on Wednesday, June 03, 2009, at his home.
       He was born in Marietta on September 22, 1963, a son of the late Roger and Sandra Fagg Reynolds.  Brent worked in construction.
He is survived by 1 son and 3 daughters:  Brent Reynolds, Cassandra Reynolds, Nikita Reynolds and Jacquelyn Reynolds all of Marietta; grandson Declan Reynolds and fiancé Vickie Dugan of Cambridge.   He is also survived by 1 brother and 3 sisters:  Matt Howard of Indianapolis, IN, Tina (Richard) Kotlarek of Medina, OH, Nora (Rodney) Neely and Robyn (Cory) Turner both of Marietta and several nieces and nephews.
       Memorial services will be held 3 pm Saturday, June 6th at the Marietta Church of God, 501 Colegate Drive.  The family will greet friends from 11 am to 3 pm Saturday at the church.   McClure-Schafer-Lankford is assisting with arrangements and will received on line condolences for the family at:   www.mslfuneralhome.com.

Catherine G. Bereit

       Catherine G. Bereit, 91, of Marietta passed away at her home 7:30 am June 2, 2009.
       She was born November 23, 1917 in Cleveland to Erwin and Mary Connell Wilke.  Catherine had been employed by Ohio Bell, and Thompson Products, later she was employed by the Marietta College Alumni Office for 17 years.   She loved painting her watercolors, making cards and playing her autoharp.
       On July 10, 1943, she married Ralph Bereit, who preceded her in death on April 12, 2001.
Surviving are her children Timothy Bereit and his wife Carmencita and Kathleen Burns both of Marietta.
       In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son Jeffery Bereit and a brother Jack Wilke.
       A memorial service will be held 4:00 pm Sunday, June 7th at the Putnam Congregational Church with Pastors David and Barbara Jackson officiating.  The Family will greet friends from 3 to 4 pm at the church. McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Messages of sympathy may be sent at www.mslfuneralhome.com.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society at P.O. Box 5, Marietta, Ohio 45750.

 

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