Obituaries

Mary Margaret Heim

CULLOWHEE, N.C. — Mary Margaret Heim, 97, of Cullowhee, formerly of Salem, Ohio, passed away Tuesday Feb. 12, 2019. A native of Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Owen and Pearl Albright. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, William J. Heim Jr.; ...

Joscelin M. (Ellyson) Hobbs

KENSINGTON – Joscelin M. (Ellyson) Hobbs, 37, died at 6:02 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. at St. Elizabeth Boardman Medical Center. She was born Jan. 26, 1982, in Salem, Ohio, the daughter of Michael and Lisa (Harris) Ellyson. Joscelin was a graduate of United Local High School and attended ...

Elayne G. Rukenbrod

RICHMOND, Va. — Elayne G. Rukenbrod, 91, formerly of Salem, Ohio, died Feb. 7 at Little Sisters of the Poor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard “Rick” Rukenbrod Jr. Survivors include her daughter, Trina Gardner (Terry); two grandchildren; and four ...

Walter C. Ibele II

CANFIELD — Walter C. Ibele II of Canfield, Ohio, died at age 90 on Feb. 9, 2019. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Walter C. and Augusta (Mounts) Ibele. He graduated from Salem High School (1946) and the University of Cincinnati with a degree in metallurgical engineering (1952). ...

Walter Ibele II

CANFIELD – Walter Ibele II, 90, of Canfield died at 2:45 a.m. Saturday at the Hampton Woods Nursing Center in Poland.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church. Calling hours will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. The full obituary ...

Dorothy J. Cole

LEETONIA — Dorothy J. Cole, 84, of Leetonia, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at Caprice Health Care Center, North Lima. She was born on May 31, 1934 in Leetonia, a daughter of the late Soloman and Alice Conkle Hileman. Dorothy was a lifetime area resident and had worked as a claims ...

Nancy L. Stallsmith

NEW MIDDLETOWN — A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church in New Middletown for Nancy L. Stallsmith, 82, who passed away at home on Sunday morning. Nancy was born Sept. 27, 1936 in Salem, Ohio, a daughter of James and Mary Slagle ...

Richard L. Dean Sr.

BELOIT — Richard L. Dean Sr., 74, passed away on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 21, 1944 to the late Woodrow and Kathryn (Drake) Dean. He was the owner and operator and director of Dean's Funeral Home for 27 years. He was ...

Evelyn “Jean” Boehm

SEBRING — Evelyn "Jean" Boehm, 78, of Alliance died Friday at Altercare of Alliance. She was born in Marietta, Ohio on Dec. 17, 1940, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Kathryn (Strauss) King. She attended Alliance Beauty School and, after raising her family, she worked at Green Farms ...

Julia Mary (McCarthy) Coalmer

SALEM — Julia Mary (McCarthy) Coalmer, 96, of Salem, died at 4:40 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 at the Courtyard on Lexington Avenue. She was born on May 26, 1922 in Columbus, the daughter of the late John and Mabel (Seider) McCarthy. Julia moved to the Salem area in 1960. She had ...

Angeline Terletsky

YOUNGSTOWN — Angeline Terletsky, 95, died Thursday with her family by her side. Angeline, affectionally known as Ang, was born Dec. 26, 1923 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Emilio and Elvira (Tisone) Belline. Ang was a 1941 graduate of East High School. She was a homemaker. She was a ...

Walter Ibele II

CANFIELD — Walter Ibele II,90, of Canfield died at 2:45 a.m. Saturday at the Hampton Woods Nursing Center in Poland. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Salem. 2/10/19

Joseph “Pops” Paul Wilson Sr.

LISBON — And now the warrior rests, Joseph “Pops” Paul Wilson Sr., 70, of Lisbon, formerly of Leetonia, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 at his home. He was born Dec. 7, 1948 in Salem a son of the Late, Edward and Sarah “Betty” Woodburn Wilson Sr. He was often known by many as “The ...

Thaddius Jeremiah Davis

ROGERS — Thaddius Jeremiah “T.J.” Davis, 37, of Sprucevale Road, died at 8:29 a.m. Thursday at Hospice House following a courageous battle with cancer. Born Nov. 8, 1981, in Beaver, Pa., he was the son of Darryl Davis and Sheryl Grimm. Mr. Davis had been employed at Lance’s Port and ...

Johnny William Kirkland

LAKELAND, Fla. —Johnny William Kirkland, 76, died Feb. 6 in Lakeland, Fla. He was born on Feb. 18, 1942, in Wheeling, W. Va., to John and Alberta (Kail) Kirkland Jr. Mr. Kirkland was a United States Air Force veteran and was in the band. He was a Mason at Lisbon Lodge in Ohio. Survivors ...

Norman P. Johnson

WASHINGTONVILLE — Norman P. Johnson, 74, of Washingtonville, died Friday at Circle of Care in Salem. He was born on July 31, 1944, in Salem, a son of the late Robert and Beatrice (Trotter) Johnson. Mr. Johnson was an Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. He had been employed ...

Anna May Heder Duffy

COLUMBIANA – Anna May Heder Duffy, 88, died Tuesday evening with her family by her side. Born March 15, 1930, in Hoople, N.D., she was the daughter of the late Hjalmer and Emma (Grand) Heder. Mrs. Duffy attended business college after high school graduation to become a bookkeeper. She was ...

Cynthia Elaine Moran

YOUNGSTOWN — Cynthia Elaine Moran, 68, formerly of Salem Ohio, passed away unexpectedly at West Haven Memory Care Unit at Omni West where she lived. Born in Zanesville, Ohio her family moved often throughout her youth. She was a 1969 graduate of Howland High School, and briefly attended ...

Iona J. St. John

EAST PALESTINE— Iona J. St. John, 89, of East Palestine, died at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday at her residence. She was born May 19, 1929 in Negley,a daughter of the late Samuel "Mack" and M. Esther (Dickey) Gorby and had been a lifelong resident of the area. She had been employed at area potteries ...

Sherry L. Weaver

NEGLEY — Sherry L. Weaver, 67, of Negley, dies at 10:58 a.m. Wednesday at Covington Community Campus of East Palestine where she had been a patient for the past three months. Sherry was born Nov. 3, 1951 in Salem, a daughter of the late Elmer and Glenna (McGath) Felger and had been a ...