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October 2011

James R. Russell

            James R. Russell, 80, of Williamstown, WV, went to be with our Lord peacefully at home on October 26, 2011, with his loving family at his side.  He was born on August 12, 1931 in St. Marys, WV,  to the late Thomas Asher and Iowa Daisy Russell, the 8th of 10 children.
            Jim served in the Air Force during the Korean War and was self-employed as Russell Electric for 50 years. He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Parkersburg and served the Lord his entire life.
            He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Lenora Russell; daughter, Susan (Carlos) Cain Sanchez; son, Thomas (Karen) Russell; grandchildren, Andrew (Anna) Cain, Shannon Russell and Sam Russell; two great-grandchildren, Thomas and James Cain; his very special niece, Norma Jean Richardson; two sisters, Rosalie Lewis and Doris Ewing and many nieces and nephews.
            Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday (October 31) at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon (October 30) from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8. .

Kathleen Godsey

            Kathleen Godsey, 92, former resident of Marietta passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at Mt. Carmel West Hospital in Columbus.
            She was born on January 9, 1919, in Somerset, KY, the daughter of Louis and Mattie Girdler Roysdon.  She had been employed several years at Marietta College and was a homemaker, loving mother and grandmother.  Kathleen was a wonderful cook and was known for her homemade pies.  She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star Lowell Chapter 272 and Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem #12.
            On December 23, 1939, she married Elbert R. Godsey who preceded her in death on September 11, 2003.
            Mrs. Godsey is survived by one daughter, Phyllis (William) Brown of Westerville, 3 sons:  Kenneth (Jayne) Godsey of Westerville, Steven (Sherol) Godsey of Medina and John Edward (Peggy) of Marietta; 11 grandchildren:  Matthew Brown, Pamela Brown Staffen, Melissa Godsey Adam, T. J. Godsey, Ben Godsey, Justin Godsey, Brianna Godsey Funk, Cris Godsey, Craig Godsey, Michael Tanner and Travis Tanner and 20 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by her brother Carl Roysdon of New Castle, IN.
            She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 4 brothers:  Homer, Hershel, Eugene and Junior Roysdon and sister Virginia Flynn
            Funeral services will be held on Saturday (October 29) at 11:00 am at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Reverend Mike Newlon officiating.  Entombment will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 4 until 8. .
            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Faith United Methodist Church, 503 Seventh Street, Marietta, OH  45750.

Lewis W. “Wes” Coe

            Lewis W. “Wes” Coe, Sr., 70, of Reno, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2011, at 9:10 pm at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
            He is survived by his fiancé Shirley Thomas, step-son Danny, step-daughter Daphne, 4 brothers:  Richard, Don, Larry, Tom, sister Patty, 1 son Wes, Jr., 2 daughters Jennie and Brenda, 15 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren.
            May he rest in peace with his late son Floyd.
            Funeral services will be held on Thursday (Oct. 27) at 1:30 pm at McClure-Schafer-Lankford with Pastor David Dye officiating.  Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon after 2:00. 

Edward O. Hinzman

            Edward O. Hinzman, 86, of Marietta, passed away at 10:45 am on Sunday, October 23, 2011, at Harmar Place.  He was born on March 18, 1925, in Jackson County, WV, a son of William and Emma Hinzman.  He was a retired welder for Benson Truck Body, Inc.
            On May 17, 1947, he married Ethel Keerps who preceded him in death on June 26, 2005.
            Edward is survived by one son and one daughter, Floyd (Linda) Hinzman of Waynesville, Ohio and Eva (John) Perine of Marietta, 4 grandchildren:  Charles Hinzman of Waynesville, David Hinzman of South Lebanon, Stephen Hinzman and Carrie Taylor both of Marietta, 3 great grandchildren:  Mariah, Emma and Robert, sister Amy Johnson, sister-in-law Wanda Phillips, brother-in-law Floyd Keerps.
            He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and 4 brothers and 1 sister, Argel, Award, Arnel, Denver, Ora Hinzman.
            Funeral services will be held on Thursday (Oct. 27) at 10:30 am at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Reverend Diann O’Bryant officiating.  Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon after 2:00. 

Charles Neal Fish

            Charles Neal “Chuck” Fish, 51, of Marietta, passed away at Riverside Hospital in Columbus on Thursday, October 20, 2011.
            He was born on October 30, 1959, in Marietta a son of Kenneth Neal and Mary Catherine Casteel Fish.  He was employed as a carpenter and was a member of the Carpenter’s Union and a veteran of the U. S. Army.
            Chuck is survived by 3 sons and 1 daughter:  Caleb, Joel and Sonny Fish all of Marietta and Elisha Fish of Tallahassee, FL, 1 brother and 5 sisters:  Thomas Lynn, Catherine Coughenour, Barbara Graham, Rhonda, Charlie “Faith”, and Peggy and several half-brothers and half-sisters.
            He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Jim Fish.
            Funeral services will be held on Tuesday (October 25) at 12:00 noon at Reno Family Worship Center on Route 7 north of Marietta.  Friends may call at Church on Tuesday morning at 10:00 am until the hour of the service.  Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.  McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Isa Almeda Peters

            Isa Almeda Peters, 93, of Marietta Care and Rehabilitation Center in Marietta, OH, and formally of Williamstown, WV, and Waverly,WV, was called to the Lord on October 22, 2011.
            She was born in Waverly, WV on July 29, 1918 to the late Mary Kate Jackson. She married Fred "Jesse" Peters on August 3, 1937.
            Isa worked many years at Yonkers in Parkersburg and Putman Place Apartments in Marietta OH.   She was baptized on March 31,1966. Isa was a lifelong member of the Waverly Church of Christ and found comfort in her daily bible readings.
            She was preceded in death by her mother, her husband, and her three siblings: Franklin Jackson, Edna Barnett of Waverly and Lester Jackson of Williamstown, one grandchild Mark Peters and one great grandson Dakota Dunn.
            She is survived by her two children; son Willis "Ray" Peters (Pati) of Parkersburg and son William "Pat" Peters (Rosann) of Williamstown. She is also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
            Funeral services will be held on Tuesday (Oct. 25) at 2:00pm at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Lamb officiating.  Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6-8 and on Tuesday from 1:00 until 2:00.  Burial will follow at Burnt Hill Cemetery.

Dale Richard “Dick” Fleming

            Dale Richard “Dick” Fleming, 84, of Lower Salem passed away at 7:50 am on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at his home on the creek surrounded by his family.  He was born on May 28, 1927, in Barlow a son of Delbert and Addie Lee Fleming.  Dick had been employed at Airolite, was a member of United Steel Workers of America, United Musicians Federation and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
          He is survived by 2 sons and 1 daughter:  Allen (Marcella) Fleming of Lower Salem, Gary (Melanie) Fleming of Lower Salem and Kathy Lovett of Whipple; 6 grandchildren:  Diana, Aaron, Megan, Shelley, Garrett, Brandon, and 2 great granddaughters. He is also survived by 2 brothers, Herb and Dean Fleming, 2 sisters, Grace Adams and Ruth Ann Dickinson, stepson Daniel Fickiesen, daughter-in-law Mary Ann Fickiesen, numerous step grandchildren and great grandchildren.
          He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Fannie Fickiesen, brother Carl Fleming, sister Lois Thompson, stepson Lyle Jake Fickiesen.
          Funeral services will be held on Friday (Oct. 21) at 10:00 am at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with burial in Salem Township Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday after 3:00pm.  Contributions in Dick’s memory may be made to Salem Township Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 132, Lower Salem, OH  45745.

Charles Raymond “Rugg” Miller, Jr.

            Charles Raymond “Rugg” Miller, Jr., 74, of Marietta, passed away at 4:45am on Monday, October 17, 2011, at his home.  He was born on January 23, 1937, in Marietta, a son of Charles Raymond Miller, Sr. and Mary Goodwin Miller.
            He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.  He retired from B.F. Goodrich (RJF) after 42 years of service and had served in the Ohio National Guard for 9 years.
            On February 25, 1961, he married Barbara Born who survives with 3 sons:  Terry of San Francisco, CA, Tim (Sue) of Stanleyville, and Tom (Kelley) of Newport; 3 grandchildren:  Tommy (Nicole) Miller of Stanleyville, Stephanie (Sonny) Miller of Newport and Amanda (Craig) Moore of Newport; 3 great grandchildren:  Alexis and Baylee Miller and Kayden Moore; 2 step grandchildren:  Nathan (Jennifer) Sturm and Heidi Smith; 10 step great grandchildren:  Madeline, Tyler, Brandon, Josh, John Michael, Tifani, Brayden, Tommy, Laci, Jaydynn, brother Ken (Jan) Miller of Moncks Corner, SC, several nieces and nephews and his loving pet, “Princess.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Patricia Elaine, brother Richard Arlan, in-laws:  William and Betty Jane Born, twin great grandchildren Kaelin and Devan Miller.
            Funeral services will be held on 1:00 pm Thursday (Oct. 20) at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor Wendy Erb officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Jacobs Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8.

Donald L. Casto

            Donald L. Casto, 74, of Marietta, passed away at 12:00 pm on Saturday, October 15, 2011, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.  He was born on February 28, 1937, in Wade, Ohio, a son of Clyde and Audrey Gracey Casto.
            Don retired from Elkem where he was employed as a millwright.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving with the 1st Calvary in Korea.  He was a graduate of Marietta High School Class of 1955, a member of American Legion Post 64 where he assisted with military graveside rites, enjoyed painting landscapes and still life, fishing, boating and his cats.
            On June 28, 1963, he married Judy Barth Casto who survives with 2 sons:  Brian Casto and friend Letha Rech and Brent Casto, brother Phil Casto and sister Kay Bonnette all of Marietta.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Janet McBrayer.
            Funeral services will be held on Thursday (October 20) at 10:00am at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor Don Hart officiating.  Burial will follow in Valley Cemetery with full military rites.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon after 2:00 with family present from 2-4 & 6-8.  Memorial contributions are requested to the Humane Society of the Mid-Ohio Valley, PO Box 5, Marietta. 

Debbie Wallace

            Debra Wallace, 55, of Marietta, passed away October 11, 2011 at Marietta Center.
            Debbie was born April 16, 1956 in Wheeling, WV.  She was married to Conrad Charles Wallace who preceded her in death.
            Surviving is her son Austin Wallace of Marietta and her long-time boyfriend Doug Blair.  Also surviving are 3 stepbrothers and a stepsister.
            Graveside services will be held 10:30 am Monday October 17th at Barlow Central Cemetery.  McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Elizabeth Cornell

            Elizabeth Geraldine "Gerry" Cornell, 91 of Williamstown, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 201 1, at Harmar Place in Marietta, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's.
            The only daughter of Chester A. and Myrtle Julia Haught Porter, she was born on March 3 1, 1920, with her twin brother Chester Eugene at their home in Fly, OH. She graduated from Matamoras High School in 1938. Gerry graduated from WV Business College in Clarksburg, WV. She was employed by the Selective Service System in Woodsfield, OH during World War II. On June 20,1959, Gerry married Earnest C. Cornell. He preceded her in death on October 10, 2001. She left working at Brothers Furniture store to raise their daughter, Julia Faye "Judy''. Gerry was a 50-year member of Augusta Rebekah Lodge and a charter member of the Past Noble Grands Club. She was a member of Williams Creek Baptist Church in Williamstown.
            She survived by her daughter Judy and her husband Dean Lewis, and two granddaughters, Bethany and Ashley of Williamstown, with whom she lived with for the past ten years.  Gerry and Earnest helped raise their granddaughters.  Also surviving is her sister-in-law Nellie Porter, also of Harmar Place, her son Jeffrey and his wife Becky, nephew Steve Porter, cousin Pamela S. Cutright and her husband Roger Hunter.
            She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Eugene, her brother Ray and his wife Pat.
The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff at the Haven at Harmar Place for their excellent care they gave Gerry.
            Services will be held at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home on Saturday at 10:00 am with Pastor Scott Shawver officiating. Burial will follow in New Matamoras Cemetery in New Matamoras. Visitation will begin at the funeral home on Friday from 2 - 4 and 6-8. The family requests memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer's Walk c/o Harmar Place. 

Jacqueline Sue Blair

            Jacqueline Sue Blair, 51, of Ormond Beach passed October 6, 2011 with her many friends and family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer.
            She was born in Marietta on July 31, 1960, the daughter of Robert N & Ilene Johns (deceased) and sister to five siblings. She graduated from Marietta High School in 1978 and earned her degree from Daytona State College in 2010 with an Associate of Science degree in Computer Information Technology.
             In 1992 Jacqueline married her soul mate Gary James Blair and the two moved to central Florida in 1997. They both enjoyed a shared love of motorcycle riding and their pets. Mrs. Blair was the definition of a loyal employee spending over 18 years with Hart’s Department store in Marietta. She then started her work in the computer and software industry working for First Computer and Software; where she and her husband met and fell in love, before they moved to central Florida. Her devotion to her work didn’t stop when she arrived in the Sunshine State as she accepted a job with Spruce Creek Country Club as an administrator where all members adored her fun and caring personality. Her charm, loyalty and friendship landed her a position with Mike Skinner Enterprises in 2002 where she ran all business operations, and many would say took care of the family of the NASCAR race car driver until the day she departed. Throughout her four year battle with cancer, Jackie, as her friends called her, continued to work in between chemotherapy treatments, made herself always available for her family and friends, and helped to raise over $500,000 for Volusia County charities as an executive board member for the Skinner Round Up for Charity foundation. She did all of this daily without complaint. Her soul will be missed by many. Her strength will encourage all of us to live life with meaning and appreciation… Her life was full of meaning and purpose. Her genuine love will live forever.
            Jacqueline is survived by her husband Gary Blair, brother Johnny Carpenter & spouse Joni of Parkersburg, brother Jerry Carpenter & spouse Kathy of St. Cloud, FL, brother Bob Johns of St. Cloud, FL, sister Jody Secoy & spouse Bill of Lake City, FL, and sister Mary Aderhalt & spouse Ronnie of Branford, FL; 3 nephews, Damon Blair, BJ Secoy, Mike Carpenter 9 nieces Molly Rudolph, Tiffany Tolley, Steffany Secoy, Emily Martin, Amanda Beebe, Jessica Johns, Leanna Carpenter, Ashley Blasdell, Sami Williams 2 Great nephews Max Bavar and Jayden Carpenter;6 great nieces Taylor Jou, Ana Beebe, Caitlyn Tolley, Hailey Tolley, Kyndall Norris and McKenna Martin.She was predeceased by one nephew Jeremey Johns.
           Funeral services will be held on Saturday (October 15) at 2:00 pm at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with burial in East Lawn Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday afternoon after 2:00 with family greeting friends from 2-4 and 6-8. 

Merle Hesson

            Merle Hesson, 91, of Parkersburg, WV, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, at the home of family members in St. Marys, VW.
            He was born on September 21, 1920, at Archers Fork, Ohio, a son of  the late William T. and Margret Caroline Miller Hesson.  He was a veteran of World War II.  He was a self employed farmer in Newport until 1968 and was employed as a production worker and meat cutter until retirement.  He attended Washington State College and was a life long Buckeye fan and enjoyed gardening until the last year of his life.
            He is survived by caretakers, James Hesson nephew and Martha Hesson niece, and also nephew Donald Hesson and niece Kathryn McCullough.
            He was preceded in death by his 3 brothers, Samuel, Glen and Ora Hesson and 4 sisters, Thelma Rosser, Ruth Frisch, Mary Harding and Orpha Darney.
            Funeral services will be held on Wednesday (Oct. 12) at 2:00 pm at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with burial in East Lawn Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday evening after 6:00. 

Ruth Beryl Poulton Salisbury

            Ruth Beryl Poulton Salisbury, 96, formally of Marietta, passed away October 4, 2011 in Gallipolis.
            Ruth was born in low Gap, Ohio Washington Township, Monroe County on January' 11, 1915, the daughter of Oscar Poulton and Ada Foraker Poulton. She moved to Rinard’s Mills November l9l8 and her parents and Uncle Fred and Aunt Pearl Poulton owned and operated a country store. She had two sisters Marjorie and Ruby plus her uncle Fred Poulton's family consisted of three sons and a daughter. The fathers were brothers and the mothers were sisters, which made for one big happy family. As the children grew older, they each worked and helped run Poulton Brothers General Store. Ruth graduated from Ludlow High School in 1932.
            She married Victor Salisbury June 13,1936 and his teaching career sent them to Graysville, Woodsfield and Marietta. She worked 22 years at the Monroe County Beacon. After retiring she and her husband moved to Marietta in July 1977. Victor passed away November 15, 1991. Ruth was a member of the Marietta Bible Center Church and the Woodsfield Chapter
2680 Eastern Star and had received her 65th year pin. She was an accomplished pianist and loved to play accompanying the church choirs, solos and school operettas. She loved to write letters and cards and keep in touch with relatives and friends who were all a big part of her daily living.
            In February 2004, she fell in her home and was hospitalized 4 days and in a nursing home for 2 weeks. Once dismissed she decided she could no longer stay alone and she moved in with her sister Ruby and her husband Roy for two years, and then with her nephew Greg and his wife and Donna for the last 5 years all of Gallipolis.
             Surviving is her sister Ruby (Roy) Briggs, sister-in-law Mary Salisbury, a niece Madelyn Heslop, 5 nephews: Greg Briggs, Terry Briggs, Doug Briggs, Rick Ullum and Kim Ullum plus several great nieces and nephews.
            In addition to her husband and parents, Ruth was preceded in death by sisters Marjorie (Ronald) Ullum and Elsie (Joe) Bachman and her brother-in-law Jack Salisbury.
            Funeral services will be held 11 am Friday October 7th at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with burial following in Woodlawn Cemetery in Woodsfield.  Friends may call at the funeral home beginning 2 pm Thursday.

Delbert G. Shaffer, Jr.

            Delbert Glen Shaffer, Jr., 67, of Marietta, passed away October 2, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio.
            He was born April 28, 1944 at Warren, Ohio to the late Delbert G. and Helen Delphine Shaffer.  Delbert had served in the US Navy and was a Vietnam veteran.  He had worked as a truck driver and at Cox Printing.
            Surviving are sons Delbert G. (Ella), Shaffer, III, and Larry Shaffer, and a grandson Delbert G. Shaffer IV.  Also surviving is a sister Shirley Peterson a niece and nephew, a several great nieces and nephews.
            Funeral services will be held 10:30 am Thursday October 6th at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 pm Wednesday.

Margaret I. Pugh

            Margaret I. Pugh, 78, of  Vincent, passed away on Saturday evening, October 1, 2011, at Muskingum Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation in Beverly.
            She was born on March 5, 1933, in Lowell, Ohio, to the late Dorus A. and Estella Miller Decker.  She had been an active participant along with her late husband, Lewis Pugh, in training and racing of Standard Bred Horses.  She was a member of American Legion Post 64 Auxiliary and a member of Barlow United Methodist Church.
            Margaret is survived by 2 stepsons, Robert L. (Patricia) Pugh of Barlow and James N. (Sharon) Pugh of Titusville, FL, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sister Marie Decker of Norman Park, GA and brother Dorus J. (Ruth) Decker of Louisville, OH, several nieces and nephews and many friends.
            In addition to her parents and husband, Lewis Pugh, she was preceded in death by 4 sisters.
            Funeral services will be held on Wednesday (October 5) at 1:00 pm at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with burial following in Barlow Cemetery.  Family will greet friends at the funeral home on Tuesday afternoon after 2:00. 

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