Eleanor Blair, 93, of Marietta, passed away on Friday, January 28, 2011, at 9:05 pm at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
She was born on October 5, 1917, in Belmont, West Virginia, a daughter of Frank C. and Sylvia Braun Cantner. She attended school in St. Marys, WV, and had been employed by the Marietta City Schools Cafeteria until her retirement. Eleanor was a 60-year member of Eastern Star and had volunteered for the American Red Cross as a Grey Lady, American Cancer Society, and was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she enjoyed working on wedding receptions. She enjoyed crocheting, water walking at The Betsey Mills and visiting with her neighbors, friends and family.
On June 1, 1935, she married Boyd C. Blair who preceded her in death on July 5, 1972.
Eleanor is survived by 1 son and 1 daughter: Frank (Sandy) Blair of Columbus and Vivian (John David) Hammat of Marietta; grandchildren: Kassandra (Dan) Casey, Betsy Blair (Joe) Roderick, Frank (Lisa) Blair II, Sean (Jaime) Blair all of Columbus, John (Lisa) Hammat and Susan Hammat (Rick) Butler both of Marietta. She is also survived by great grandchildren: Cody Weston Blair, Erin Casey, Daniel Casey, Frank Blair III, Addison Blair, Benjamin Roderick, Jordyn Roderick, Chelsea Hammat, Christopher Hammat.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by great grandson Alexander Roderick, sister Faye Harra, brother Richard Cantner.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday (February 1st) at 11:00 am at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Reverend George Spransy officiating. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday afternoon after 2:30 with family present from 2:30-4:30 & 6-8.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions to the Deacon’s Fund, First Presbyterian Church, 501 Fourth Street, Marietta
Wayne E. Ullman
Another veteran has died…Wayne E. Ullman, 85 of Lower Salem passed away at his home on Thursday, January 27, 2011.
He was born on March 8, 1925, in Lower Salem, a son of Harry and Freda Payne Ullman. Wayne was a graduate of Lower Salem High School in 1943 and retired after 39 ½ years from B. F. Goodrich and owned and operated Ashland Gas Station in Lower Salem. He was a 60-year member of Aurelius Masonic Lodge of Macksburg, a lifetime member of VFW, Shrine Club, American Legion Post 64, and a life member of 40 & 8. He served as Mayor of Lower Salem for 16 years, served as Salem Liberty School Board President and was a member of the Republican Central Committee. He was an Army veteran of WWII serving in the Pacific. Wayne loved making wine.
He is survived by his significant other for 34 years, Peggy Cleveland and children: Bonnie (Frank) Schott of Dexter City, Barbara (Dale) Holbert of Walker, WV, Mike (Becky) Kirkbride of Whipple, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by 2 sisters and 1 brother: Mildred (Don) McCain, Dorothy (Norman) Wilkenson and Daniel Ullman and his significant other Sue all of Marietta and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters: Gertrude Reed, Gladys Bowen and Caroline Brackenridge and son Charles A. Kirkbride.
Funeral services will be held on Monday (January 31st) at 1:00 at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral home with Pastor Lou Verdi officiating. Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park with full military honors. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00pm on Sunday with family present from 2-4 & 6-8
Randall “Randy” E. Pritchett
Randall E. “Randy” Pritchett, 75, of Marietta passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at his home.
He was born on September 10, 1935, in Newport, Ohio, a son of the late Clarence and Goldie Pritchett. He graduated from Vincent High School in 1953 and was a member of the Open Door Baptist Church. He enjoyed growing flowers and vegetables in his backyard and sharing with his family and neighbors. Randy worked for Marietta Truck Growers for 25 years and retired from Washington Landmark and worked closely with River City Farmers Market. He was one-of-a kind, a friend, consultant, and was well-liked and respected by all those he met. He was a volunteer coach in the Bantam League and Washington School for many years. He loved spending time with his family and his many friends and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Donna Gaughan Pritchett, sons: Dave (Becky) Pritchett of Marietta, Jeff Pritchett of Columbus, Jon Paul and Eric Pritchett of Marietta, 2 grandchildren, Shane and Shanna Pritchett of Marietta, great granddaughter Zoe Elizabeth Pritchett, and special young man, Ronnie McBride who called Randy “Dad.” Also surviving are brothers, Freeman Pritchett of St. Petersburg, FL and Jim Pritchett of Marietta and sister Shelby (Larry) Boyer of Fleming and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first son, Michael Pritchett in 2007, his daughter-in-law Cheryl Pritchett in 2009, his parents, brother Charles Hill, Jr., sisters-in-law Mildred Pritchett and Joan Pritchett and nephew Dennis Pritchett.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday (January 29th) at 11:00 am at the Open Door Baptist Church with Pastor Keith Kapple officiating. Entombment will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home on Friday after 2:00pm with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 and at the church on Saturday after 10:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Randy’s memory are requested to Marietta Home Health and Hospice or the Food Pantry of Open Door Baptist Church.
Virginia Lucille Holland
Virginia Lucille Holland, 96, of Marietta, passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2011, at her home.
She was born on January 14, 1915, at Marietta a daughter of Edward Daniel and Hulda Margaret White Guckert. She cared for her invalid brother-in-law Virgil Holland until his death in 1970 and had worked for Bertram Trust Reality. She was a charter member of Halls Chapel Church of God at Wingett Run where she also held the offices of Clerk and Treasurer, was a young peoples leader, adult ladies Sunday school teacher and was currently a member of Church of God on Colegate Drive. Her hobbies were reading the King James Version of the Holy Bible and crocheting blankets for her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Mallie C. Holland whom she married on June 19, 1943, 6 brothers: Edward Guckert, Harold Guckert, Ray Guckert, Richard Guckert, Robert Guckert, Howard Guckert; 2 sisters, June Greenburg and Ruth Wiekle and grandson Corey Elston.
She is survived by 2 sons, David James Holland of Winterville, GA and John (Sue) Corbit Holland of Delano, TN; 14 grandchildren: Virginia (Allen) Carver, Patricia Elston, Eric Holland, Michael Holland, Victoria (Rob) Dickinson, Pamela Sale, Alex Holland, Theresa Courtney, John C. (Lola) Holland, Jr., Betsy Holland, Robert Dwayne (Celeste) Holland, Shaun Morrison, Craig Morrison, Brian Morrison; great grandchildren: Christan Carver, Cameron Carver, Monica Easton, Anthony Holland, Kristena Holland, Sarah Holland, Emily Holland, Johathan Dickinson, Zachory Dickinson, Jenny Dickinson, Joshua Dickinson, Michael Springer, Jr., Jeffrey Springer, Homer Fry, Tyrone Fry, Christi Simpson, Jessica Holland, Melissa Beagle, Gary Beagle, Jr., Robert Holland, Jr., Joshua Holland, Aaron Holland, Emily Morrison, Breeanne Morrison, Shaun Morrison, Jr., and great, great grandchildren: Michael Springer III, Coleton Beagle, Curlee Caelynn Beagle,Cody Fayette, Xaiaver Springer and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Monday (January 24th) at 2:00 pm at Marietta Church of God with Pastor John Coyle officiating. Burial following in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday after 2:00pm with family present from 2-4 and 6-9.
Charles E. Bott
Charles E. Bott, 89, of Marietta, passed away at 8:26 am on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
He was born on January 26, 1921, in Woodsfield a son of Charles and Lula Mae Lucas Bott. He was a graduate of Woodsfield High School and had been employed by Kardex until his retirement. He was a member of Steel Workers Union 3241 and had held several offices and was a member of Sixth and Washington Church of Christ. He owned a camper and loved to travel.
His first wife Mary Bott passed away on January 2, 1969. On August 1, 1970, he married Ruth Burkhart Bott who survives with one daughter, Beverly Bott Johnson and her husband Tom; grandchildren: Brenda (Bert) Garvin and Jeff Johnson; great grandchildren, Amanda (Shawn) Cozzens Robert Warden, Jr., Emily and Zach Johnson and great, great granddaughter Raylee Cozzens; step children: Greg (Pearl) Goddard, Ronald (Diane) Goddard; step grandchildren Marie Rea, Michelle Hadzima, and Bill and Chad (Mari) Goddard and step great grandchildren: Ethan, Chandler and Braiden Goddard, Skylar Witlock.
In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by his brother Guy Bott and stepgrandson Scott Goddard.
Funeral services will be held on Friday (January 21st) at 1:30pm at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Roger Rush officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00pm on Thursday with family present from 2-4 and 6-8.
Raymond “Pud” T. Sutton
Raymond “Pud” T. Sutton, 73, of Waverly passed away 9:00 am, Tuesday January 18, 2011 at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
He was born August 30, 1937 in Wood Co. WV to Hugh and Pauline (Brookover) Sutton. Pud had retired as a heavy equipment operator for West VACO Corp. and was a social member of the American Legion Post 159. He had enjoyed farming, woodworking and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.
Pud married Peggy Sue McIntyre. Surviving this marriage is a son Randy (Robin) Sutton of Williamstown, WV and daughters Raina Snyder of North Royalton, OH and Deana (Tim) Poburs of Strongsville, OH. Also surviving are grandchildren Logan, Haley, and Carson Sutton, Kayla, Jennifer, Rachel, and Amie Snyder and Kaiti and Tyler Poburs. Sisters Eunice (Bill) Rowell and Inez Caplinger and brothers DeWayne “Pete” (Libby) Sutton and Darrell “Sipe” (Sandy) Sutton also survive.
He later married Norma “Butch” J. Wolford who survives with stepchildren Joyce Wilt, Sharon Cronin and Jerry Pingley.
In addition to his parents a brother Sherman “Tink” Sutton preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held 1 pm Saturday, January 22nd at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home burial will be in Owens Brookover Cemetery on Kellar Lane in Boaz. Visitation will begin at 2 pm Friday.
Tommy W. Perdew
Another veteran has died…Tommy W. Perdew, 78, of Belpre, died at his home on Monday, January 17, 2011.He was born April 10, 1932, in Belpre to Mont Lee and Gladys Sprague Perdew. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He had worked construction through Laborers Union #639, was a member of American Legion Post #750, Lowell, AmVets #1788, and the Sharon Masonic Lodge. Tommy had served on the Washington County Veterans Service Commission for many years.
He is survived by nieces and nephews, Rodney (Diane) Koon, Sally Webb, Dennis (Margy) Perdew, and Susan Mick, and their families and his faithful companion “Happy.”
Preceded in death by his siblings, Josephine Koon and Jack Perdew. Always the animal lover, Tommy's wishes were to be buried near his parents in Gravel Bank Cemetery, along with some of his faithful dogs' ashes.
At his request, his body will be cremated and a graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations to the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, P.O. Box 5, Marietta, OH 45750. McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Robert Harper “Bob” Scott
Robert Harper “Bob” Scott, 98, of Marietta passed away at 5:25 am on Tuesday, January 18, 2011.
Born on September 30, 1912, a son of Wallace McCoy and Hattie Davis Scott, Bob was a graduate of Marietta High School, Class of 1930, and The Ohio State University in 1938 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He was a registered Architect and Structural Engineer in Ohio and West Virginia and actively practiced in Columbus and Marietta for 60 years, mostly doing public buildings. Bob served on Ohio Board of Building Appeals for 8 years.
He returned to Marietta in 1950 and built his home in Devola where he was active in zoning and serving as inspector for many years. In 1967 he purchased a farm on Cambridge Road and built his present home there. He was first president and actively pursued establishment of Highland Ridge Water Association. He was a licensed pilot and owned his own plane for 14 years. Following retirement in 1988 he began active pursuit of his favorite medium of watercolor painting, painting mostly buildings and pastoral subjects.
Bob was a longtime member of Christ United Methodist Church and Home Builders Class, was a member of Harmar Masonic Lodge and Scioto Consistory and previously a noble of Alladin Shrine.
In 1940 he married Mary Jane Madden who survives with 1 son and 3 daughters: Richard Hayward (Lucy) Scott of Waverly, WV, Jill M. (Gosta) Poldemann, Rebecca Jane Scott of Marietta, Sheila Chapman (Mark) Zeune of Pataskala; grandchildren: Robert Hamilton Scott, Kristin Poldemann (Wayne) Bartholomew and Erik Poldemann, Cale H. and Meagan Jane Zeune. Also surviving is his sister, Charlotte Elliott of Devola and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Ashlee Jane Scott and brother Howard McCoy Scott.
At his request his body will be cremated with interment in Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorial donations are requested to Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster Street, Marietta or Ashlee Scott Legacy of Love at Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, PO Box 5, Marietta, OH 45750.
Leora Esther Griffin
Leora Esther Griffin, 100, of Marietta, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 17, 2011, 3:35 pm at The Inn of Marietta.
She was born October 15, 1910, at Rinard Mills, Ohio, to Elmer and Anna Ullman Lallathin. Leora had been employed at Middleswartz Cleaners for 23 years until her retirement. She was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church at Rinard Mills and was the last member of the Ladies Aid there. After moving to Marietta in 1943, she attended Putnam Congregational Church and was made an honorary member in 2001. She was an active member of the Women’s Fellowship, the Adult Sunday School Class and the Flower Committee. She enjoyed bowling, gardening and sports of any kind and was a member of the North Hills Bowling League for 40 years. She attended Women’s Camp at Camp Hervide for 34 years.
On March 24, 1924, she married Samuel L. Griffin who preceded her in death. Leora is survived by her son Chester E. Griffin and his wife Dolly, grandson Larry Griffin and his wife Andrea all of Cleveland and sister-in-law Betsy Lallathin of Marietta.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her brother Bud Lallathin and sisters, Hazel Lallathin, Bernice Graham and Wilma Lucas.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday (January 21st) at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with burial in New Matamoras Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00pm on Thursday..
Ora Elouise Blouir
Ora Elouise Hazlerigg Blouir, former resident of Glenwood Retirement Community and Williamstown, WV, passed away at 7:35pm on Monday, January 10, 2011.
She was born on May 12, 1910, in Pike, WV, a daughter of the late David Ora and Mollie Heil Hazlerigg. Ora graduated from Pennsboro High School in Pennsboro, WV and Mountain State Business College in Parkersburg. She was employed by the Foreign Economic Administration in Washington, DC and later retired from Sperry Rand Corporation in Marietta. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Williamstown.
Ora was the last surviving member of the Hazlerigg family being preceded in death by her parents, sister Phyllis M. Hazlerigg, brother David O. Hazlerigg, Jr. and infant brother Ralph, her first husband, Harry L. Hildebrandt and second husband Clifton B. Blouir.
She is survived by her cousin, Harry Mitchell Conley and his wife Joanne of Riverview, FL.
A special thank you is extended for the great care given Ora by The Pines, Comfort Keepers and Marietta Memorial Hospital. Memorial contributions are requested in her memory to the First United Methodist Church, 304 West Fifth Street, Williamstown, WV 26187.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday (January 13th) at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor Dr. Steve Gedon officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday before the service from 9:00 until 11:00 am.
Ruth Mugrage Stollar
Ruth Mugrage Stollar, 69, of Front Street, Marietta, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2011, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
She was born on August 2, 1941, in Marietta a daughter of Frank and Betty Britton Mugrage. She was a domestic worker and a member of Marietta Bible Center.
Ruth married Ted Stollar who survives with 2 sons and 1 daughter: Dean Mugrage, Ray Mugrage and Teresa Starcher all of Marietta, 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and by 5 brothers and 3 sisters. She was preceded in death by her parents and 3 brothers and 1 sister.
Funeral services will be held on Friday (January 14th) at 2:00 pm at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor Myron Guiler officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:00 pm on Thursday until the hour of the service.
Lillie M. Sims Lent
Lillie M. Sims Lent, 82, of Lowell, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 9, 2011) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
She was born Feb. 4, 1928, in Marietta, to William C. and Lillie M. Sims. She was a homemaker who loved her family and friends very much. She enjoyed a good game of Texas Hold 'Em and playing bingo at the American Legion. She also enjoyed reading romance novels. She attended Marietta schools.
She married Robert E. Lent on Aug. 2, 1955. He preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 2005.
Survived by two sons, Steven D. Lent of Lowell, John D. Lent of St. Clairsville, and a special "son," Gregory Oldberg of Fleming; four daughters, Lillie M. Shadle of Washington Island, Wis., April Lent-Maggart of Whipple, Cindi J. Sharp of Whipple and Tammy A. Rader of Lowell; a brother, Fred Sims of Fleming; 16 grandchildren and a large number of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and her companion dog, Holly. She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Robert W.; parents; and sisters, Irene Armstrong, Genevieve Vickers, Nellie Davis, and Dorothy G. Schneider.
Viewing will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. today (Jan. 12, 2011) at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with cremation to follow. Burial will be in Valley Cemetery in the spring after a special memorial.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the name of Lillie M. Lent, in care of McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, 314 Fourth St., Marietta, Ohio 45750.
Beulah M. Green
Beulah M. Green, 89, of Fleming, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at 1:32 pm at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
She was born on October 12, 1921, in Vincent, Ohio, to Jessie and Audry McGrew Green. Beulah worked cleaning houses in the Barlow-Vincent area. She enjoyed crocheting and making quilts.
She is survived by her children: Yetta (Carl) Miller of Lowell, Max (Sandy) Green of Tallahassee, FL; grandchildren: Dewey Miller, Penny Richards, Michelle Locke, Casey Harrel, Brian Green, 5 great grandsons and her brothers and sisters: Darrell Green of Iowa, Norma June Fisher of Williamstown, Mary Francis Morris of Marietta, Linda Wright and Wanda Roberts both of Marietta.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Kenda White and brothers, Athel Green and Arthur Green.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 8th, at 1:00 pm at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Reverend Stacy Evans officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00 on Friday with family present from 2-4 and 6-8.
Joretta J. Hendershot Kiggans
Joretta J. Hendershot Kiggans, 76, of Marietta, passed away at 12:40 am on Monday, January 3, 2011, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
She was born on January 17, 1934, in Marietta to John and Irene Payne Hendershot. She was a homemaker.
On January 16, 1952, she married Robert Kiggans who preceded her in death on May 19, 2002. Joretta is survived by 4 sons: Robert (Cheryl) Kiggans, Jr. of Davisville, WV, Terry Kiggans of Marietta, Kendall (Teresa) Kiggans of Apopka, FL, Rick (Melissa) Kiggans of Marietta; 8 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. She is also survived by 7 brothers and 4 sisters: Walter Hendershot, James Hendershot, Vic Hendershot, Albert (Rhonda) Hendershot, John (Jackie) Hendershot all of Waterford, Gary Hendershot of Michigan, Ronald Hendershot of Columbus, Gwen (Chuck) Sword of Columbus, Yvonne (Ron) Erb of Devola, Karen Morse of Reno, Ernestine Laskey of Marietta and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday (January 6th) at 10:00 am at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Richard Saltzwedel officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday after 2:00 pm with family present from 2-4 and 6-8.