Obituaries

Judith Marie Hoover

SALEM—Judith Marie Hoover, 78, went home to be with her Lord and Savior March 28, 2018 at 12:42 p.m. surrounded by family. Judy was born Dec. 28, 1939 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Floyd and Emma (Sutton) Smith. She was a 1957 graduate of East High School. She married George F. Hoover ...

Mary Lou DeMar

SALEM – Mary Lou DeMar, 90, died at 8:50 p.m. at Brookdale Salem. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 3/30/18

Betty L. (Anderson) Groner

MACEDONIA — Betty L. (Anderson) Groner, 88, of Macedonia, formerly of Salem, passed away at 8:08 p.m. on Monday, March 26 at the Gardens of Western Reserve, Streetsboro. She was born on Jan. 9, 1930, in Snyder County, Pa., the daughter of the late Harvey M. and Alice W. (Bingaman) ...

Towanna A. Strader

GUILFORD LAKE — A celebration of life in memory of Towanna A. Strader will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 7, at the Guilford Grill. Three bands, Tribute, S.R.O. and Smoke, will perform. Her friends are invited to come and share their memories. 3/30/18

Richard “Rick” L. Williams

BELOIT — Richard “Rick” L. Williams, 42, of Beloit died Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born in Salem on June 28, 1975, the son of Ronald K. and Sandra L. (Cummings) Williams. He worked at MAC Trailer as a fabricator. Survivors include his wife Patricia “Patti” Holodnak ...

Judith Hoover

SALEM – Judith Hoover, 78, of Salem. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 3/29/18

Virginia M. Pettit Greeneisen

BELOIT — Virginia M. Pettit Greeneisen, 92 of Beloit died at her home on Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at the Brown funeral home, Salem. 3/29/18

Mary Evelyn Windram

COLUMBIANA—Mary Evelyn Windram, 94, passed away Thursday morning, March 22, 2018 at Hospice House in Poland. Mary was born March 3, 1924, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mildred Cusick Scroggs. She graduated from David Anderson High School in 1942. Mary attended Muskingum and Mount Union ...

Marjorie N. Mellinger

LEETONIA—Marjorie N. Mellinger, 91, of Leetonia died Monday, March 26, 2018 at Briarfield Manor in Youngstown. Marjorie was born, April 23, 1926, daughter of the late Paul and Hermine “Minnie” Radke Otto. She was a homemaker and a was active in various churches that she attended. In ...

Velma Marie (Foray) DeAtley

SALEM—Velma Marie (Foray) DeAtley, 94, of Salem died Sunday at Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born in Campbell, Ohio on Aug. 19, 1923, a daughter of the late Alexander and Margaret (Beres) Foray, and moved to the Salem area in 1935. She graduated from North Lima School and attended ...

Genevieve F. Steves

SALEM – Genevieve F. Steves, 86, of Salem died Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Montefiore U.P.M.C. She was born on Feb. 17, 1932 in Salem, Ohio, the daughter of the late William Leroy and Irene Katy (Miles) Hively. Genevieve worked at the Ort Furniture Co. as a material handler for 22 ...

Betty L (Anderson) Groner

MACEDONIA, Ohio—Betty L (Anderson) Groner, 88, of Macedonia, formerly of Salem, died at 8:08 p.m. on Monday at Gardens of Western Reserve, Streetsboro. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 3/28/18

Randall Mattevi

SALEM – Randall Mattevi, 53, died at 1:43 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born July 3, 1964 in Salem, Ohio, a son of late Victor and Nancy (Rucker) Mattevi. Randall worked as a dairy farmer and had a strong passion for the Guernsey breed. In March ...

Brian “Wardy” L. Ward

BELOIT—Brian “Wardy” L. Ward, 59, of Beloit died at Alliance Community Hospital Monday surrounded by his family. Brian was born on Aug. 24, 1958 to Alice (Hartzell) Ward and the late Walter Ward Jr. He graduated from West Branch High School/JVS in 1976. He was a retired firefighter with ...

Clyde L. Zepernick

SALEM – Clyde L. Zepernick, 85, died at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at his home. He was born July 30, 1932 in Salem, Ohio, a son of the late Robert C. and Margaret (Harris) Zepernick. Clyde previously worked as a lathe operator for 30 years at the former E.W. Bliss Co. in Salem. He ...

Edna Mae Safreed

SALEM – Edna Mae Safreed, 97, died at 9 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Aug. 27, 1920 in Canton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Herman and Ida (Pealy) Krause. Edna was a cafeteria worker for the Salem public schools, a lifelong ...

Janice “Cookie” Yarwood Duncan

SALINEVILLE – Janice L. “Cookie” Yarwood Duncan, 60, died at her home early Sunday morning with her family present. She was born Sept. 9, 1957, in Salem, a daughter of the late Richard and Edith Sanders Yarwood. She was a graduate of United Local School and Methodist by faith. She ...

Valli C. Ieropoli

LISBON — Valli C. Ieropoli, 68, died early Monday morning in the emergency department at East Liverpool City Hospital following a sudden illness. Born Nov. 7, 1949 in Salem, she was a daughter of the late Carmen P. and Mildred M. (Mobley) Ieropoli. She worked at the Morning Journal and ...

Viola Mae (Snyder) Vanpelt

COLUMBIANA – Viola Mae (Snyder) Vanpelt, 87, of Columbiana was called to her Eternal Reward Friday, March 23, 2018. She passed away at her home surrounded by her cherished family. Viola was born on Jan. 24, 1931, a daughter of the late Amos and Catherine “Katie” (Brubaker) Snyder. ...

Evelyn Jean Smith Beaver

EAST LIVERPOOL – Evelyn Jean Smith Beaver, 91, formerly of East Liverpool, died at The Courtyard at Lexington Assisted Living Center in Salem on Saturday evening. A daughter of the late Charles Leroy Smith and Olive D. Wyke Smith, Jean was born Dec. 26, 1926. She was a 1944 graduate of ...