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Obituaries

Joann (Cope) Whitacre

LISBON — Joann Marie (Cope) Whitacre, 85, of State Route 45, died Friday at the Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 19, 1935 in Rogers, a daughter of Berthol and Veda (Tullis) Cope. The Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 4/13/21

Steven ‘Randy’ Knoedler

SALEM — Steven “Randy” Knoedler, 61, of New Waterford, Ohio, died Friday, April 9, 2021 at his home. He was born Jan. 30, 1960 in Salem, a son of the late Edwin Knoedler and Julia Strohecker. Randy was a graduate of South Range High School. He worked at R & J Trucking for over 20 ...

Richard V. Wylie

North Benton — Richard V. Wylie, 79, of North Benton died Thursday at Aultman Hospital in Canton. He was born March 16, 1942 in Lisbon, to the late Harold Wylie and Genevieve (Allison) Wylie. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean’s Funeral Home. 4/12/21

Gilbert (Gibby) Bartha Jr.

ALLIANCE — Gilbert (Gibby) Bartha Jr., died peacefully with his daughters at his side, Friday, April 9, 2021, at Community Care Center of Alliance. Gibby was born on July 6, 1941 to the late Gilbert (Gibby) Sr, and Louise (Straub) Bartha. He is together again with his wife, Kathy (Weber), ...

Arthur Cozza

EAST PALESTINE —Arthur Cozza, 94, died Saturday at Covington Skilled Nursing in East Palestine. Arrangements are pending with Linsley-Royal Funeral Home. 4/12/21

Lois Butcher

SALEM — Lois Butcher, 86, died Saturday at the Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 14, 1934. Arrangements pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 4/12/21