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August 2011

Linda Kile Fitzgerald O'Connor

            Linda Kile Fitzgerald O’Connor, age 71, of Morrisonville, NY departed from this life on August 31, 2011 to be with the lord.
                Linda was born in Marietta, Ohio to Ruth Kile miller and Robert Clark Kile. Linda married George Michael O’Connor "mike" on September 21, 1985. They both retired from Clinton correctional facility in Dannemora, NY. Linda attended Washington technical college and UVM in Burlington, VT. Her most memorable experiences were giving birth to twins, Robert and Erin; dancing as a back up with Edward Vilella and the national ballet in "Giselle" and attending Woodstock.  She had many interesting jobs such as traveling to steel mills to purchase steel for the construction of nuclear power plants and tutoring learning disabled adolescents at pine ridge school in Williston, VT. She was a founding member of the local blue star mothers and dads, a military support group and she volunteered as an ombudsman until poor health kept her from pursuing that.
            Linda is survived by her son David Fitzgerald of Tampa FL., son Robert Fitzgerald and wife Lisa of Marietta, Ohio and daughter Erin Caplinger and partner Paul Gillespie of Washington, WV. Her only sibling is Barbara Dennis and husband Bruce who live in Marietta, Ohio. She was blessed with five wonderful grandchildren - Danyelle 19, Seth 19, Kile 16, Sam 13 and graham, age 8. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins who she held close to her heart.
            She will be cremated at her request and her ashes will be returned to Marietta, Ohio for disposal by her family. She is also on the organ donor list.
            A memorial service will be held in Lowell, Ohio at the
Central Christian Church. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's children's research hospital - Danny Thomas place. Memphis, Tennessee 38105

Richard Lewis Thorne

           Richard Lewis Thorne, 92, of Marietta passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, at his home.  He was born on August 4, 1919, in Marietta a son of Richard Hastings and Emma Senft Thorne.  He was a graduate of Marietta High School, Class of 1937, and retired after 35 years in Engineering at Remington Rand.  He was a World War II veteran and served with the 42nd and 50th Combat Engineers in the Pacific Theater.
          He is survived by a cousin, Kathryn L. Best, of Marietta
          He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Sara, brother Percy and sister Helen.
          Funeral services will be held on Saturday (September 3) at 10:00 am at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Neil Parsons officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday morning beginning at 8:00 until the time of the service. 
          Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
 
 

Orval N. Lindsey, III

       Orval N. Lindsey, III, 60, of Marietta passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2011, at his home.  He was born  July 15, 1951, in Louisville, KY, a son of Orval N. and Roberta French Lindsey, II.  He had been employed at McClinton Chevolet Parts Dept. in Parkersburg, WV and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
            Survived by his son, Sean Lindsey of Caldwell, and his father, brother Al Lindsey, sister Sherry Ward all of Mesa, AZ.
            Funeral services will be held on Thursday (Sept. 1) at 10:00 am at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with calling hours at the funeral home beginning Wednesday afternoon at 2:00.

Ava Bradley

            Ava Bradley, 83, of Marietta, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2011, at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.
            She was born in Marietta on December 6, 1927, a daughter of Kenneth and Marie Harris Johnson.  Ava was a homemaker who loved to sew, crochet, watch birds and enjoyed her family.  On June 10, 1947, she married Dwight Bradley who preceded her in death on December 5, 1982.
            She is survived by 1 son and 3 daughters;  Melanie (Gene) Wagner of Marietta, George (Evelyn) Bradley of Garland, TX, Angela (Butch) Wardeska of Beverly, Ida Davidson and friend Jeff Cremeans of Coolville; grandchildren:  John Kuhn, Stephanie Kuhn and friend Mike Jarvis, Jason (Melinda) Place; step grandsons, Ron (Cheryl) Wagner and Sean Cherry; great grandchildren:  John Kuhn III, Brittany Ramage, Brandon Ramage, Michael Jarvis III; step great grandchildren:  Nathan Wagner, Zachary Wagner, Abby Wagner and great, great granddaughter Chloe Overly.  She is also survived by sisters:  Herma Eddy and Arlene Sheppard, sister-in-law Wanda Johnson, brother-in-law Dave Bradley, step brothers-in-law Charles Johnson and Carl Johnson, step sister-in-law Marie Johnson and several nieces and nephews.
            She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother Kenneth Johnson, Jr.
            Funeral services will be held on Tuesday (August 30) at 10:00 am at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Roger Rush officiating.  Burial will follow in Tunnel Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday afternoon after 2:00 with family present from 2-4 & 6-8. .
            In lieu of flowers, the family would like to establish a fund to plant a tree in Ava’s memory.  Please contact the funeral home for donation information.
 

Rexford Ragan

            Rexford “Rex” Ragan, 56, of Marietta, passed at his home on Monday, August 22, 2011.  He is survived by 4 children:  Jacinta (Jeff) Allen, Deana Morrow, Nathaniel Ragan, Christine Ragan; grandchildren:  Brooke, Erin, Kara, Robbie, Kelly, Amya and Kailyn.  Also surviving are brothers and sisters:  Judy Dearth, Janet (William) Martin, Steve (Brenda) Ragan and several nieces and nephews and a lot of good friends.
            He was preceded in death by his parents, Byron and Eloise Ragan.
            Graveside services will be held on Thursday (August 25) at 10:00am  at Oak Grove Cemetery with full military rites.  McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Gloria M. Arbaugh

     Gloria M. Arbaugh, 86, of Williamstown, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2011, at 8:23 am at The Arbors of Marietta.
     She was born on June 11, 1923, in Warner, Ohio, a daughter of Richard and Sena Beardmore Davis.  Gloria had been employed by Salem Liberty School System as a librarian, was a member of Warner First United Church of Christ, #60 Aurelius Chapter of Eastern Star and enjoyed singing.
     She married Milton Arbaugh who preceded her in death.
     She is survived by 2 daughters:  Cynthia (Darrell) Leeper of Lower Salem and Pamila (Timothy) McNutt of Williamstown;; grandchildren:  Heather Leeper, Sara (Tom) Mulligan, Emily Leeper, Jesse (Jen Anderson) McNutt, Sena (Ryan Lott) McNutt, Dylan McNutt her sister Leora Twiggs and sister-in-law Twilla Hetrick.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 4 brothers and 3 sisters:  Cy Davis, Glen Davis, Tom Davis, Walter Daivs, Jessie Davis, Ella Schilling, Dorothy Gross.
     Graveside services will be held on Tuesday (August 23) at 1:30pm at Salem Township Cemetery.  No calling hours will be observed.  McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements and
     Contributions in Gloria’s memory are requested to the Meals on Wheels program at Community Action, 218 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH 45750.

Russell F. Miller

            Russell F. Miller, 68, of Marietta passed away at his home on Friday (August 19, 2011) at 7:05pm.
     He was born on February 7, 1943, in New Haven, WV, a son of Homer and Josephine McDaniel Miller.  He had been employed by Morrison, Inc. as a heating and air conditioning technician.  He was a veteran of U.S. Air Force serving during Viet Nam.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
     On November 5, 1965, he married Sharon Wilson who survives with 1 son and 1 daughter:  Jean Ann (Thomas) Hartman, Jr. of Cutler and Robert F. (Marnie) Miller of Marietta; 4 grandchildren:  Ryan Neville, Nichole Neville, Emily Hartman, Kristy Miller; brothers and sisters:  Gary (Sue) Miller, Janice Bradley, Lynn (Wilson) Carr, Jeanine (Lance) Powers, Jeanette (Charles) Radford and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Joann Miller, 2 brothers-in-law, Joe Bradley and Richard Larch.
     Funeral services will be held on Wednesday (Aug. 24) at 1:00pm at Porterfield Baptist Church, 39 Hollywood Drive, Little Hocking, OH, with Pastor Mark Eaton officiating.  Burial will follow in Tunnel Cemetery.  Friends may call at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon after 2:00 with family present from 2-4 & 6-8     

Delcia J. Lacy

            Delcia J. Lacy, 98, of Williamstown, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2011.  She was born on April 5, 1913, in Reedy, WV, the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Taylor Eaton. 
            She was a graduate of Williamstown High School and a long time member of the Presbyterian Church, Lions Club and Eastern Star.  She retired from the Wood County School system where she had been employed at W.H.S. for 28 years as a secretary.
            She was preceded in death by M. Stanley Lacy, her husband of 72 years and her twin sister, Delphia Lucas of Nacogdoches, TX.
            She is survived by a niece, Lorraine Garner of Houston, TX and nephews, Stanley Lucas of St. Marys, WV, Thomas Lucas of Nacogdoches, TX and Charles Lucas III of Galax, VA.
            Funeral services will be held on Tuesday (August 23) at 10:00 am at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home in Marietta with Pastor Ken Calebaugh officiating.  Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Williamstown. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4 until 8. 

Gail J. Drdul

            Gail J. Drdul, 75, died Tuesday (Aug. 16, 2011).
            Gail was born Aug. 2, 1936, in Fayette County, Pa., and raised in Charleroi, Pa. She graduated from Charleroi High School. Gail worked at an Art Gallery for five years. She married Louis Drdul in Charleroi on March 17, 1962. Gail was a member of Riverside Church of Christ in Williamstown. Louis and Gail lived in Pampa from 1976 to 2002 and were members of Mary Ellen & Harvester Church of Christ and West Side Church of Christ.
            Gail is survived by her husband, Louis Drdul of Vienna, West Virginia; daughter, Debbie Davis and husband David of Amarillo; son, Scott Drdul of Amarillo; granddaughters, Cara Harrison and husband Thayne of Amarillo and Lauren Drdul of Amarillo; grandsons, Keenan Davis, Spencer Davis and Nathan Drdul, all of Amarillo; special friends, Len and Linda Rabatin of Williamstown; she is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
            Funeral services in Amarillo will be at 2 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 18, 2011) at Cox Funeral Home Benton Chapel. Funeral services will also be at 10 a.m. Monday (Aug. 22, 2011) at Riverside Church of Christ in Williamstown . Entombment will folow at East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home of Marietta Sunday August 21st begining at 2pm the family will be present from 2-4 and 6-8.
            The family will be at 4107 Tucson Amarillo, Texas 79109 and suggest memorials be sent to the charity of choice.

Jack Arland Phillips

            Jack Arland Phillips, 72, of Marietta, passed away at 9:35 am on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
     He was born on July 2, 1939, at Fairmont, WV, a son of Paul and Geraldine S. Smith Phillips.  Jack graduated from West Virginia University as a chemical engineer and was known locally as a potter with his wife at Darlene’s Ceramics.
     On September 20, 2003, he married Darlene Wilson who survives with his sister Julia Kay (James) Cooke of Pikeville, TN, 4 step daughters:  Kim (Mark) Finnegan of Perrysburg, OH, Kerry (Tom) Kottyan of Millfield, OH, Kristie (Duane) Garrison of Waverly, WV, Koni (Darrell) Phillips of Aynor, SC, 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather and 1 great grandson.
     Funeral services will be held on Friday (August 19) at 11:00 am at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with burial to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday after 2:00pm with family present from 2-4 & 6-8.

Betty L. Enochs Haught

            Betty L. Enochs Haught, 79, of Dart, Ohio, passed away at 5:40am on Tuesday, August 16, 2011,  at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
            She was born on August 30, 1931, in Moundsville, WV, a daughter of Russell and Edith Scott Morgan.  Betty was a homemaker and a member of Point Pleasant Christian Union Church.
            On May 7, 1947, she married Donald Enochs who preceded her in death on February 22, 1991.  Two daughters and one son survive, Judy (Dale) Eddy of Dart, Teresa Enochs of Vincent, Donald (Debbie) Enochs, Jr. of Dart, grandson Jason Vakoc who resides in the home, 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 3 great, great grandchildren.  She later married Neil Haught who survives.  Also surviving are 4 sisters:  Louise Holden of North Carolina, Norma Pierce, Bonnie Tustin and Shirley Drake all of Canton and a number of nieces and nephews.
            In addition to her parents and first husband, she was preceded in death by 3 sisters:  Irene West, Rosie Emery and Reah Brooks.
            Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon (August 20) at 1:30 at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with burial in Eddy’s Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday after 2:00 with family present 2-4 & 6-8  

Charles Robert Dye Sr. (Charlie)

            Charles Robert Dye Sr. (Charlie), 53, of Reno, had a change of address to Heaven on Sunday (Aug 14, 2011) at Riverside Hospital.
            He was born March 15, 1958 in Japan to Ervin and Betty Dye. Charlie was a 1976 graduate of Frontier High School. He worked at North American Coal until 1982. Relocated to Orlando, Florida in 1984. He was a truck driver for Wiley Jackson, ABC Liquor and, All State Paving. In 2005 went to work at Homes Merit until 2007. In 2008 he relocated to Marietta, Ohio where he was employed at Vadakin of Marietta. He was a Baptist by faith.            
            Charlie is survived by his wife Rebecca Williams Dye of Orlando, FL. They married on June 25, 1977 at New Matamoras, Washington County and a daughter Kristin Dye of Orlando, FL. Also his special friend “His Girl” Carolyn Taylor Brasington of Reno.  Also surviving is one sister, Anna Springer of New Matamoras, two brothers James Dye Sr. (Delta) and John Dye (Martha) both of Bartow, FL, two nieces Amy Dye Howard (Jared) and Michelle Dye. Three nephews Terry Springer Jr. (Sherry), Jeremy (Shelly), and Chad (Lisa), his mother-in-law Shirley Williams of New Matamoras, an aunt Marilyn Rhoads (Art) and uncle Cecil Moore also survive him.
            He was preceded in death by his parents, son Charles Robert Dye Jr., nephew James F. Dye Jr. and father in law James L Williams Sr.
            In lieu of flowers donations made to Nathaniel’s Hope, 2300 Jetport Drive Orlando, Florida 32809 (In memory of Lil Charlie) www.nathanielshope.org.
            Funeral services will be held 2 pm Thursday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home.  Friends may call from 10 am Thursday until the hour of service.

Ilene Jeanette Johns

            Ilene Jeanette Johns (nee Carpenter) passed away Sat., Aug. 13,2011, in Lake City. FL.
            Ilene was born April 30, 1933 in Marietta, OH daughter of Red & Virginia (nee Tucker) Carpenter. On October 24,1956 she married Robert Norman Johns, who preceded her in death in 1995.
Ilene made her home in Marietta until 1980. After retiring from Remington Rand, the family moved to St. Cloud, FL" She enjoyed her children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. All of the neighborhood children called her Grandma, as they visited her often. She treated them to ice cream cones and cookies.
            After her children were grown, Ilene went back to school, graduating from Gateway High School in 1994. She was so proud of her decision to return to school, to receive her diploma. She loved life and loved to sing, whistle and dance. Her favorite song was “Penny’s from Heaven" and her favorite saying was "Come on.... Let's Go."
            She is survived by twin sister, Irene Jean Harris, Gallipolis, OH & younger sister, Kathryn Patterson, Springfield, OH, Her six children John (Joni) Carpenter of Parkersburg, W.VA., Jerald (Kathy) Carpenter of St. Cloud, Fl., Jolanda (Bill) Secoy of Lake City, Fl., Robert N. Johns II of St. Cloud, FL Jacqueline Blair, (Gary) of Ormond Beach Fl., Mary (Ronnie) Aderholt of Branford, Fl. 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, numerous nieces & nephews.
            In addition to her parents and beloved husband Bob, she is also preceded in death by grandson Jeremiah "Jeremy" Johns, and family friends Scott Blasdell and April Turner.
           Funeral services will be held 2 pm Friday, August 19th at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Burial in East Lawn Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 pm Thursday until the hour of service. 

Clara A. Wynn

            Clara A. Wynn, 71, of Marietta, passed away at 12:29 am on Sunday, August 14, 2011, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
            She was born on December 3, 1939, in Washington County, Ohio, a daughter of Paul Harris, Sr. and Fanny Williamson Harris Beaver.  She was a homemaker and a member of United Methodist Church.  Clara was a loving and very giving spouse, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
            On July 5, 1981, she married Jerry Wynn who survives. Also surviving are 1 son, 3 daughters and 2 step daughters:  Vicki (Randy) Ensinger of Clarington, Ohio, Pamela (John) Becca of Rayland, OH, Cindy (Steve) Shepherd of Pickerington, OH, Tom (Bridget) Boston of Lafayette, IN,  Vicki (Chris) Todd of Zanesville, Julie (Ricc) Casto of Marietta.  Also surviving are 11 grandchildren:  Megan Ensinger, Abbey, Michael and Ashley Becca, Josh Potts, Jessie Shepherd, Matthew and Mark Boston, Joe Ryan Hammond, Clay and Casey Caskin; 3 great grandchildren:  Vivianne Untied, Chezney and Tayte Caskin. Surviving siblings are Richard Harris and Lois Cline both of Newport.
            She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Paul Harris, Jr. and Donald Harris;  2 sisters, Jackie Graham and Deloris Harris.
            Funeral services will be held on Wednesday (August 17) at 11:00 am at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Reverend David Michael officiating.  Burial will follow in Gravel Bank Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday afternoon after 2:00 with family present from 2-4 & 6-8. 

Ethel L. Bozzer

          Ethel L. Bozzer, 89, of Williamstown, passed away at 10:00 am on Friday, August 12, 2011, at her home.
          She was born on February 11, 1922, in Neffs, Ohio, a daughter of Lewis Arthur and Margaret Ellen Kirby Seevers.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal Church.
          She married Benjamine F. Corp who preceded her in death and later married Eugene Gray and later John Bozzer who both preceded her in death.
          One daughter, Dorothy Lauderman, survives, along with 10 grandchildren, several great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Betty Sveda of Medina, Ohio and Peggy Palmer of Reno.
          In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her son Benjamin Corp, VII, daughter Margaret Ellen Griffin, grandson Ronald Lauderman, 3 sisters and 3 brothers.
          Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday (August 16th) at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Hall officiating.  Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday afternoon after 2:00 with family present from 2-4 and 6-8. 

Charles Aaron Henn

            Another veteran has passed, Charles Aaron Henn, 97, of The Pines in Marietta, formerly of Paducah, KY, died on Monday, August 8, 2011, at his residence.
            He was born on January 23, 1914, in Harrisburg, IL, a son of Tom and Clara Wallace Henn.  He was a veteran of WWII, and had been a salesman for Lever Brothers (now Unilever) and Curtiss Candy Company.  He loved to refinish antiques and traveled collecting antiques.  He was a former deacon of the First Baptist Church of Paducah, KY and had gone to Africa with a church group to help build a church there.
            He is survived by his daughter, Yvonne Schoonover, 3 grandchildren: Steve (Madonna) Schoonover of Marietta, Debra (Paul) Fleck of Atlanta, GA, Kris Schoonover (Dail Harper) of Caldwell, OH, 6 great grandchildren:  Maria Schoonover, Joseph Clark, Sabrina Ridgway, Kayla Pride (Willie Thomas), Ryan Fleck, Ashley Fleck, 6 great, great grandchildren, his sister Jewel Sweet of Memphis, TN, step daughter Nancy Lee Guess of Tallahassee, FL, and several nieces and nephews.
            In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth A. Henn of Paducah and his second wife Dorothy Lee Henn of Paducah.
            Funeral services with full military rites will be held 1 pm Thursday, August 11th at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor Chad Mugrage officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 10 am on Thursday.
            The family would like to thank all the employees at The Pines for their excellent care that they gave Charlie.

Bessie Ann Gaskins

            Bessie Ann Gaskins, born May 17, 1940, to Raymond and Goldie Davis in Marietta, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2011, at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
            She was preceded in death by both parents and her husband Pete Gaskins and daughter Vicky.  She is survived by her daughter Kim, son Rick (Sherry), son Tim (Norma), grandchildren, Larry McKitrick, Jr., Michael, Cody, Quinton, Taylor and Zachary.
            Special thanks to Dr. Cawley and all who work at Strecker Cancer Center for taking such good care and giving her family the extra time we have had with her.
            No services will be held at this time.  McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Memorial donations may be made to Strecker Cancer Center.

Leah A. Barnhouse

            Leah A. Barnhouse, 85, of New Matamoras, passed away at 2:40 am on Sunday, August 7, 2011, at Harmar Place.
            She was born on February 25, 1926, in Williamstown, WV, a daughter of Asher and Iowa Russell.  She was a homemaker and a member of Williamstown Baptist Church.
            On February 5, 1949, she married Chester Barnhouse who preceded her in death on January 14, 1993.
            She is survived by 1 son Raymond (Maxolia) Barnhouse of New Matamoras, step daughter Shirley Lee of Abilene, TX; 9 grandchildren:  Valerie, Michelle, Tricia, Alicia, Justin, Walley, Sherry, Jenny, Davey; 11 great grandchildren, 2 great, great grandchildren, 1 brother and 2 sisters.
            She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 brothers and 4 sisters.
            The family would like to thank Harmar Place and Hospice for the excellent care they provided.
            Funeral services will be held on Wednesday (August 10) at 2:00pm at Williamstown Baptist Church with Pastor David Beaver officiating.  Burial will follow in Newport Cemetery.  Friends may call at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home on Tuesday after 2:00pm with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 and at the church one hour before the service.

Carol June Hall

            Carol June Hall, 82, of Marietta, passed away at her home at 10:15 am on Saturday, August 6, 2011.
            She was born in Washington County, Ohio, on November 21, 1928, a daughter of Thurman and Clara Patterson Worstell.  Carol was a homemaker and later employed and retired from J. C. Penney’s in Marietta.  She was a member of Souls Harbor Baptist Church.  Her love for her family and friends will be sincerely missed.
            She was married for 59 years to Gale T. Hall who preceded her in death October 17, 2005.  She is survived by one daughter and two sons:  Linda (Joe) Thomas, Larry (Nancy) Hall and Charles (Cindy) Hall all of Marietta, 8 grandchildren:  Cathy (Don) Menarchek of Parkersburg, Bret (Katie) Thomas of Marietta, Christopher (Stacey) Hall of Marietta, Adam Hall of Columbus, Charla Hall, Kala Hall, Justin Hall and Aaron Tornes all of Marietta; 8 great grandchildren:  Hannah and Peter Thomas of Marietta, Ben, Anna, Nic and Seth Menarchek of Parkersburg, Webb Hall and Emma Stubbe of Marietta.  She is also survived by one brother and two sisters:  Margaret (Ray) Brewer of Largo, FL, Bernard “Pat” (Bonnie) Worstell, and Clara JoAnne (Dale) Masters both of Marietta, Cheryl Hall and many nieces and nephews.
            Carol was preceded in death by her parents, husband, her sister Eleanor (Lee) Hendrickson, her brother Earl (Delores) Worstell.
            Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday (August 10) at Souls Harbor Baptist Church with Pastor Robert Hughes officiating.  Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park.  Friends may call at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home on Tuesday after 2:00 with family present from 2-4 & 6-8. 
            A very special thank you to the Marietta Fire Department for the numerous times she needed their caring assistance and a heart-felt thank you for a very special visit.  Thank you to Dr. Curtis Dehmlow and his entire staff, Dr. Roger Anderson, all the nurses and staff from Home Nursing & Hospice, and her many friends who visited and prayed for her continuously. 
Memorial contributions may be made in Carol’s memory at Marietta Home Health & Hospice, 210 N. Seventh Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750.

Marguerite L. Sims

            Marguerite L. Sims, 80, of Fleming passed away at 2:35pm on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Parkersburg.
            She was born on February 16, 1931, in East Liverpool, OH, a daughter of William and Etta Lowe McConaha.  She was a member of the Baptist Church and a homemaker.  She enjoyed playing cards and being with her family.
            On June 30, 1947, she married Frederick Sims, Sr., who survives with 5 sons and 3 daughters:  Fred Sims and special friend Diane, Mike and Donna Sims, Sharon Allberry and special friend Joe, Cheryl Abe and husband, Richard and Sherry Sims, Bill and Patty Sims, Robert and Tina Sims, Etta and Vic Cole.  Also surviving are grandchildren:  Chris, James, Kevin, Michele, Teresa, Angie, John, Scott, Joe, Jason, Bryan, Eric, Amber, Josh, Rachel, Jeremy, Chad, Taylor, Miranda, Justin, Olivia and 34 great grandchildren, step-father Boyd Winans, and her brothers Bob and Larry Winans.
            She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Bill McConaha, grandchildren, Frederick Charles Sims Jr. and Evie Louise Sims, son-in-law Roger Allberry and daughter-in-law Brenda Sims.
            Funeral services will be held on Saturday (August 6) at 1:00 pm at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Roger Rush officiating.  Burial will follow at Highland Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday after 3:00 pm.

Everett C. LeMasters

            Everett C. LeMasters, 77, of Rinard Mills passed away at 11:10 am on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
            He was born on February 23, 1934, in Folsom, WV, a son of Joseph Kenzie and Cora Arizone Prunty LeMasters.  Mr. LeMasters was a retired teacher in the Frontier School District and was also employed as a bus driver and did construction work.
            On September 25, 1956, he married Cannie “Tootsie” Richards who survives with their son Danny LeMasters of Lower Salem.  Two brothers also survive, Glenn (Jane) LeMasters of Las Vegas, NV and Kenneth “Shep” (Eleanor) LeMasters of New Martinsville.  He was also known as Dad, Grandpa and Uncle to many.
            He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Esten & George LeMasters and his sister,  Este LeMasters.
            Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon (August 5) at 1:00 at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Reverend Jack Bell officiating.  Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday after 2:00 with family present from 2-4 & 6-8.

Betty J. Stoops

            Betty J. Stoops, 83, of Marietta, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2011, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
          She was born on July 25, 1928, at Zanesville, OH, a daughter of Wesley and Loretta Henry Williamson.  Betty had worked as a caregiver.  She enjoyed her pets, flower gardening and being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
          She is survived by 4 children:  Sue (Duane) Mantel of Lower Salem, Barbara (Larry) Burer of Lower Salem, Jeff (Barb) Dutton of Canton, Brenda (Bill) Kidd of Marietta, 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, her sister Joan Ayers of Macksburg, sister-in-law Donna Williamson of Belpre and several nieces and 1 nephew.
          She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Robert Williamson and infant son Dwight Dutton.
          Funeral services will be held on Wednesday morning (August 3) at 10:00 at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor Ken Ogg officiating.  Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6-8.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to:  Humane Society of Mid-Ohio Valley, PO Box 5, Marietta, OH  45750. 

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