Obituaries

Charles Potyonek

East Palestine — Charles Potyonek, 94, died Saturday at the Caprice Health Care Center in North Lima. Charles was born on June 7, 1924 in Daiseytown, PA, a son of the late John and Anna Manzuk Potyonek. He resided in Warren for a number of years before moving to East Palestine, where he ...

Rena G. Taylor

SALEM – Rena G. Taylor, 85, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 at Akron City Hospital. She was born Feb. 17, 1933 in Minerva, Ohio, the daughter of the late Earl and Grace (Gardner) Wright. Rena had previously worked at Cronin China in Minerva. She was a member of the First ...

Carol M. Taylor

COLUMBIANA – Carol Taylor, 90, died Thursday with her loving family at her side. Mrs. Taylor was born on July 5, 1928, in Salem, the daughter of Orville and Lois (Stouffer) Cullar. She married Raymond C. Taylor on Aug. 16, 1949, and together they would raise three children. Survivors ...

Helen Mae (Mercer) Arnold

SALEM — Helen Mae (Mercer) Arnold, 95, of New Middletown, Ohio and formerly of Salem, Ohio passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Masternick Memorial Nursing Home surrounded by her family. Helen was born in Butler Township on April 5, 1923, the daughter of the late Bert and ...

Charles Potyonek

EAST PALESTINE — Charles Potyonek, 94, of East Palestine, died Saturday at the Caprice Health Care Center in North Lima. Arrangements are pending with Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine. 2/17/19

Kenneth L. Smith

SALEM—Kenneth L. Smith, 83, died at 8:05 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Boardman. Kenneth was born Nov. 19, 1936 in Salineville, Ohio, a son of the late Wilbur and Mabel (Catlett) Smith. Kenny was a veteran of the United States Army, serving primarily in ...

Rena G. Taylor

SALEM – Rena G. Taylor, 85, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 at Akron City Hospital. She was born Feb. 17, 1933 in Minerva, Ohio, the daughter of the late Earl and Grace (Gardner) Wright. Rena had previously worked at Cronin China in Minerva. She was a member of the First ...

Lillian Grace (Withrow) Weems

SALEM — Lillian Grace (Withrow) Weems, 96, of Salem, died at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on March 5, 1922, in Sallisaw, Okla., the daughter of the late Elmer Pierce and Alice Lillian (Martindale) Withrow. Mrs. Weems was a homemaker and a ...

Dawn M. Poffenberger

ALLIANCE — Dawn M. Poffenberger, 36, died Wednesday at Aultman Hospital. She was born Feb. 10, 1983, to Neil Poffenberger and Shirley Grabowski. Arrangements are being handled by Dean’s Funeral Home in Sebring. 2/16/19

Alys Patricia Miles

SALEM — Alys Patricia Miles, 91, died at 8:23 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at Brookdale Salem. She was born Feb. 5, 1928, in Salem, the daughter of the late Bob Talbot and Thelma (Hollinger) Bloor Talbot. She was a member of the First Christian Church for more than 50 years and served as a ...

Kenneth L. Smith

SALEM — Kenneth L. Smith, 82, died at 8:05 a.m. Friday, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 2/16/19        

Helen Mae (Mercer) Arnold

NEW MIDDLETOWN — Helen Mae (Mercer) Arnold, 95, of New Middletown, Ohio, formerly of Salem, Ohio passed away peacefully on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Masternick Memorial Nursing Home surrounded by her family. Helen was born in Butler Township on April 5, 1923, the daughter of the late ...

PROPERTY TRANSFERS

Butler Township Michael and Shirley Phillips to Lynn M. Furlong, home on Winona Road; $60,000. Center Township Sabrina M. Duff to Kody B. Weinstock, home on state Route 45; $124,500. Columbiana Monica Lynn Robb Irrevocable Trust to John or Shalynn Yenges, home on Canterbury Court; ...

Hubert N. “Brownie” Brown

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Hubert N. “Brownie” Brown, 96, formerly of Salem, Ohio, died on Feb. 12, 2019. He was born April 6, 1922 in Bluefield, W. Va., to Pearl and William T. Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Brown; his sister, Mary Hull; his ...

Frank Easton

HOLLAND, Ohio – Frank Easton, 103, formerly of Salem, died at 4:20 a.m. Thursday at Wolf Creek Nursing Home in Holland, Ohio. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 2/15/19  

Shirley M. Daniels Marple

SALEM — Shirley M. Daniels Marple, 82, of Salem, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. She was born April 4, 1936 in Kirksville, Mo., the daughter of the late Joseph and Ida Mae (Harden) McGrath. Her husband, Norman E. Daniels whom she married June 25, ...

Lillian Grace (Withrow) Weems

SALEM — Lillian Grace (Withrow) Weems, 96, of Salem, died at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday at Blossom Nursing and Rehab Center.  Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services. 2/14/19

Constance Anna Morgan “Connie” Bricker

SALEM —Constance Anna Morgan “Connie” Bricker, 102, died at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born Jan. 11, 1917, in Butler Township, she was the daughter of the late James Edwin and Louise (Burton) Morgan. Following High School, Mrs. Bricker received an ...

Karl Henry Welch SALINEVILLE — Karl H. Welch, 88, of Salineville died Feb. 2. He was born April 18, 1930 in Gavers, the son of Charles E. and Hazel (Benner) Welch. After graduating from David Anderson High School in 1947, he went to trade school and became an engineer and was hired by Salem Tool till he retired. He had also worked at the McKarns Dairy Farm. He married Dolores Wargo on April 16, 1952 in Aberdeen, Md., while serving in the Army during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife Dolores of the home and a son, Karl Edward Welch of Salineville. At his request there are no calling hours or service. Maple Cotton Funeral Home, 330-223-1712, is in charge of arrangements. 2/14/19

SALINEVILLE — Karl H. Welch, 88, of Salineville died Feb. 2. He was born April 18, 1930 in Gavers, the son of Charles E. and Hazel (Benner) Welch. After graduating from David Anderson High School in 1947, he went to trade school and became an engineer and was hired by Salem Tool till ...

Diane Brown

SALEM – Diane Brown, 54, died at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday at Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born July 4, 1964, in Grand Island, Neb., the daughter of Mary (Carlisle) Geist and the late Benjamin Geist. Diane was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. In her passing, she will give her ...