Obituaries

Rita L. Shell

NEGLEY—Rita L. Shell, 95, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Salem West Nursing Center in Salem. She was born March 19, 1924 in New Galilee, Pa., daughter of the late Ambrose and Jenny Villa Montagazzi. Rita was a resident of New Galilee, Pa. prior to moving to Negley in 1955. She was a ...

Robert John Love

SALEM—Robert John Love, 44, of Salem died at 7:59 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 in the Emergency Room of Salem Regional Medical Center following an apparent heart attack at his home. He was born Aug. 30, 1974, in Traverse City, Mich., the son of John T. Love and Debra L. Poet. Rob enjoyed ...

Donald J. McCoy

ROGERS – Donald J. McCoy, 85, of Rogers died on Friday, Aug. 23 at Calcutta Health Care Center. He was born Jan. 24, 1934 in Rogers, a son of the late Ross and Ruth Webber McCoy. He had worked as a heavy equipment operator with various local companies. He attended Mt. Zion United ...

James “Jim” Saunders

COLUMBIANA—James N. “Jim” Saunders, 71, of West Salem Street, passed away at 7:40 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23 at his home with his family by his side. He was born Sept. 8, 1947 in Salem, a son of the late James Henry and Edna Mae (Cornell) Saunders, and had lived his entire life in the ...

Kathleen “Kay” H. Talbot

COITSVILLE – Kathleen “Kay” H. Talbot, 74 passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 at Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. She was born Nov.10, 1945 in Salem, the daughter of the late Robert L. and Thelma (Hollinger) Talbot. Kay had many jobs and accomplishments, most ...

Dennis R. Broadwater

SALEM – Dennis R. Broadwater, 62, died at 6:56 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at his home. He was born Jan. 14, 1957 in Youngstown, son of the late Elwood and Doris (Patton) Broadwater. He had worked as a supervisor at Envelope 1 in Columbiana for 15 years and previously worked as a supervisor at ...

Sophie “Jane” (Ewing) Early

BELOIT—Sophie “Jane” (Ewing) Early passed away at age 92 on Aug. 18, 2019 at her home in Beloit surrounded by her family. Jane loved her family most of all, but she also enjoyed riding around the family farm in her golf cart tending her flower beds and her garden as well as mowing the ...

Wilma B. Lanney

HANOVERTON – Wilma B. Lanney, 86, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. She was born Feb. 16, 1933 in Columbiana, a daughter of the late Howard E. and Gertrude Mildred (Carlson) Firestone. Wilma was an art teacher for over 20 years at David Anderson High School. ...

Rev. Robert E. England Sr.

FORTVILLE, Ind.—Rev. Robert E. England Sr., 78, of Fortville, Ind., was welcomed home by his Heavenly Father, early in the morning hours of Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born on June 30, 1941 near Bedford, Pa., a son of the late John and Maxine ...

Gary L. Franklin Sr.

SALEM – Gary L. Franklin Sr., 70, died at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at his home. He was born March 13, 1949 in Salem, the son of the late Charles and Evelyn (Bradley) Franklin. Gary worked at GM Lordstown as an assembler for 33 years. He was a 1968 graduate of Salem High School, a ...

Wilma B. Lanney

HANOVERTON—Wilma B. Lanney, 86, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 8/22/19

Robert John Love

SALEM— Robert John Love, 44, of Salem died at 7:59 a.m. Tuesday in the Emergency Room of Salem Regional Medical Center following an apparent heart attack. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services. 8/22/19

Norman H. Campbell

DAMASCUS—Norman H. Campbell, 64, of Damascus passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at Aultman Hospital in Canton. Norman was born in Salem on Aug. 25, 1954 the son of the late William and Merl (French) Campbell. Norm retired from Volcanic Heater in 2015. Survivors include his wife of 35 ...

Norma Jean (Geib) Everett

WOOSTER—Norma Jean (Geib) Everett, 93, of Wooster, passed away Monday Aug. 19, 2019, at Life Care Hospice. She was born Dec. 20, 1925 in Shreve to the late Charles and Hannah (Brenly) Geib, the third of eight children. She was a graduate of Shreve High School where she was drum majorette. ...

Gary L. Franklin Sr.

SALEM – Gary L. Franklin Sr., 70, passed way at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 8/21/19

Reta McDonald

ALLIANCE – Reta McDonald, 63, formerly of Salem, passed away at 11:51 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital. She was born July 9, 1956 in Salem, the daughter of the late Charles L. and Joann H. (Woods) Smith. Reta was a 1975 graduate of Salem High School. Her ...

Kenneth O. Thomas

SALEM—Kenneth O. Thomas, 97, of Salem passed away at his home on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2019 with his family by his side. Ken was born on May 14, 1922 in Hadley, Pa. to the late Ray and Ida (Alcorn) Thomas. Ken was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Coast Guard. After his ...

Robert John Love

SALEM — Robert John Love, 44, of Salem, died at 7:59 a.m. Tuesday in the Emergency Room of Salem Regional Medical Center following an apparent heart attack. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services. 9/22/2

Doris Marie Gemmel

AUSTINTOWN—Doris Marie Gemmel, 81, of Austintown, formerly Nova and Salem, Ohio, passed away Monday morning, Aug. 19, 2019, at Humility House in Austintown, and Doris’ family thanks the staff at the facility and with Hospice of the Valley for her care. She was born April 22, 1938, in ...

Lisa Gammel

CANTON—Lisa Gammel, 57, passed away on Aug. 17. She was born to Buddy and Louis (Hurley) Helnangollar. Services are entrusted to Open Arms Cremation, Sebring, Ohio. 8/20/19