Obituaries

Sara E. Bowlin

ROCKY RIVER – Sara E. Bowlin, 38, of Rocky River, died at 7:06 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born Aug. 26, 1980, in Saint Petersburg, Fla., the daughter of Gerald “Jerry” and Cecilia D. (Ehlenbach) Vona. Sara was a 1997 graduate of Salem High School and ...

JeanAlice Fehr

SALEM — The Family of JeanAlice Fehr are saddened to announce her passing on October 3, 2018, at the age of 91. One of seven children, JeanAlice Fehr grew up during the Great Depression in rural eastern Pennsylvania, graduating High School on D-day, 1944. Despite the hardships of the ...

Clarence “Bill” S. Mowery

SALEM – Clarence “Bill” S. Mowery, 84 of Salem died at 5:25 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at his home.  He was born May 23, 1934 in Shenenandoah County, Virginia, the son of the late James O. Sr. and Katherine (Keller) Mowery. Bill served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked as a tool crib ...

Dr. Benjamin S. Francisco

ILLINOIS – Dr. Benjamin S. Francisco, 98 of Highland Park, Illinois and a former Salem resident died at 12:24 p.m. Saturday at the Journey Care in Glenview. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 10/8/18

Timothy E. Hancox

NEW WATERFORD — Timothy E. Hancox, 69, of New Waterford, died Saturday at Select Specialty Hospital, Boardman, after a courageous five year battle with cancer. He was born on June 18, 1949 in Youngstown, a son of the late Lawrence and Doris Bjork Hancox. Tim was a veteran of the United ...

Clarence “Bill” S. Mowery

SALEM – Clarence “Bill” S. Mowery, 84 of Salem died at 5:25 a.m. Saturday at his home. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 10/7/18

Sara Bowlin

ROCKY RIVER – Sara Bowlin, 38, of Rocky River died at 7:07 p.m. Thursday at the Cleveland Clinic. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 10/7/18

Gregory F. Bosela

COLUMBIANA — A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday for Gregory Francis Bosela, who died Wednesday from a work-related accident. The service, celebrated by Father Christopher Cicero, will be at St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, 180 7th Street, Columbiana. Greg was born Jan. 21, ...

Nicholas P. Crookston

LEETONIA — Nicholas P. Crookston, 30, of Leetonia, died Tuesday, Oct. 2 from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run automobile accident in Franklin Square. He was born on Feb. 4, 1988, in Salem, a son of Cindy Jenkins Hill and Douglas Crookston. Mr. Crookston was employed at Envelope 1 in ...

Arden L. Sauerwein

SALEM — Arden L. Sauerwein, 80, of Salem, died on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at his home with his family and friends by his side. He was born on Aug. 6, 1938, in Greenford, a son of the late William A. and Christine (Kentzel) Sauerwein. Arden was a veteran of the United States Army and was ...

Rhonda J. Mullenix

CANTON — Rhonda J. Mullenix, 50, died Sept. 27. She was born June 30, 1968, to Claude and Shirley (Hurless) Collins. Services are pending at Open Arms Cremations in Sebring. 10/5/18

Steffany Jo (Klingel) Obenour

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Steffany Jo (Klingel) Obenour, 52, formerly of Lisbon, Ohio, died Thursday at The Good Samaritan Society in Daytona Beach, Fla., following a lengthy illness. Shey was born Nov. 7, 1965, in Warren, a daughter of Carol Sprouse Porter and the late Steffan Eugene Maze. ...

Frank Cozza

HANOVERTON – Frank Cozza, 77, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 1, 1941, in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of late Ernest and Anna (D’Ejidio) Cozza. Frank was a graduate of United High School and Kent State University. He served ...

John J. Ratkovich

EAST PALESTINE — John J. Ratkovich, 54, a lifelong resident of East Palestine, died Tuesday at the St. Elizabeth Health Center in Boardman. Born Jan. 10, 1964, in Salem, he was the son of the late Joseph and Carol (Britton) Ratkovich. Mr. Ratkovich was a 1982 graduate of East Palestine ...

Lorraine Kaye Manning

CARROLLTON — Lorraine Kaye Manning, 54, of Main Street, died late Tuesday at the Community Hospice in New Philadelphia after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in East Liverpool on Sept. 2, 1964, a daughter of the late Paul and Marianna Morrow Manning. She lived most of her ...

Susan Louise (Stotts) West

SALEM — Susan Louise (Stotts) West, 65, of Briargate, Salem, formerly of Parkersburg, W. Va., died at 9:40 p.m. Sunday at Salem Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born on May 25, 1953 in Zanesville, the daughter of the late Willis and Charlotte Jane (Murphy) ...

Linda A. Rhodes

EAST PALESTINE — Linda A. Rhodes, 71, of East Palestine, died Tuesday at Heritage Valley Beaver Medical Center. She was born June 1, 1947, in Koppel, Pa., a daughter of the late James Clive Mckee and Dorothy Gibb Mckee. She was the owner of Mckee’s Crossing, East Liverpool and served ...

Frank Cozza

HANOVERTON – Frank Cozza, 77, died at 6:13 p.m. Monday, at his home surrounded by his family. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home. A full obituary will appear in Thursday’s paper. 10/3/18

Violetta “Vi” L. Ogle

SALEM – Violetta “Vi” L. Ogle, 89, died at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday at Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 11, 1929 in Lisbon, Ohio, the daughter of the late James R. and Ada K. (Burgham) Bell. She worked at the former Lamplite Café, was a member of the First Baptist ...

Gloria E. McLaughlin Frames

FAIRHOPE, Ala. – Gloria E. McLaughlin Frames, 94, of Fairhope, a former Damascus, Ohio, resident died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at Fairhope Health and Rehabilitation in Fairhope. She was born Aug. 17, 1924, in Salem, Ohio, the daughter of the late Harley D. and Sarah A. (Furlong) ...