Obituaries

Frank B. Easton

SEVAKEEN LAKE — Frank B. Easton, 103, of Sevakeen Lake, Salem, passed away on Valentine’s Day, Thursday Feb. 14, 2019 in Toledo, Ohio where he had been living with his daughter.  Frank was born June 3, 1915 in Portland, Oregon to parents John Irving and Theresa Euphrosine (Johnson) ...

Sharen G. (Singleton) O’Brock

NORTH BENTON — Sharen G. (Singleton) O'Brock, 75, died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, surrounded by family and friends at her home. She was born on July 18, 1943 in Hiram, the daughter of Guy O. Singleton and Myra Craft Johnson. Since 1968, as co-owner of O'Brock Windmill Distributors, she and ...

Jerry H. Lanning

ALLIANCE — Jerry H. Lanning, 77, of Alliance, died Sunday at The Legends in Massillon. Born July 9, 1941, in Sebring, he was the son of the late Jerry Lanning and Ruth (Creamer) Lanning Buzzard. Mr. Lanning retired from American Steel Foundries in Alliance after several years of ...

Margaret A. “Peg” Barker

HANOVERTON – Margaret A. “Peg” Barker, 82, died at 5:10 p.m. Sunday at Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born April 14, 1936 in Beaver, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles Gray and the late Mary Helen (Bailey) Gray Huber.  She was a graduate of East Palestine High School. She ...

Laura L. Petrich

EAST PALESTINE — Laura L. Petrich, 72, of East Palestine, died Sunday at the Christian House Assisted Living, where she had been a patient. She was born Dec. 8, 1946 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a daughter of the late Walter and Frances (Sharp) Landgraff. She was a 1965 graduate of Northwestern ...

Tracy Lynn Swinehart

COLUMBIANA — Tracy Lynn Swinehart, 46, a lifelong resident of Columbiana, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 13. She was born Oct. 12, 1972 in Salem, a daughter of the late Tom and Carol Gorby Crawford. She was a 1992 graduate of Columbiana High School and went on to earn an Associate ...

Jerry Lanning

SEBRING — Jerry Lanning, 77, of Alliance died Sunday at the Legends Care Center in Massillon. Arrangements are pending at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in Sebring. www.grfuneralhome.com. 2/18/19

Jennings Morris

SALEM — Jennings Morris, 83, died at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Salem Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Services. 2/18/19

Sharen G. (Singleton) O’Brock

SALEM — Sharen G. (Singleton) O'Brock, 75, of North Benton, died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday. Services and visitation will be held on March 2. (A full obituary will be published) Arrangement are with Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 2/18/19

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