Obituaries

Betty Jane Spears

COLUMBIANA—Betty Jane Spears, 88, a longtime resident of Columbiana, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday at her residence. Betty was born Aug. 8, 1930 in Christianburg, Va., a daughter of the late James H. and Mamie (Hurt) Richardson, and had resided here since the age of 16 coming from West Virginia. ...

John Bruno

EAST PALESTINE—John Bruno, 94, formerly of Kenmar Drive, died at 3:38 p.m. Saturday at the Salem East Healthcare Center, where he had been a patient. Mr. Bruno was born Jan. 2, 1925 in East Palestine, a son of the late James and Raffaela Bozzo Bruno, and was a lifelong resident of the ...

Shirley Anne Carchide

ALLIANCE—Shirley Anne Carchide, 46, of Alliance died on Friday, April 5, 2019 in the emergency room at Alliance Community Hospital She was born on Jan. 29, 1973, in Manchester, N.H., the daughter of the late Joseph Carchide and Madeline LeMire. She enjoyed drinking coffee, playing bingo ...

Kelly Council (Dean H. Council Jr.)/Mary Iva Walker Council

DAMASCUS—A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Upper Springfield Cemetery (Damascus Meeting House) Damascus for Kelly Council (Dean H. Council Jr.) and Mary Iva Walker Council. Kelly Council (Dean H. Council Jr.) died Aug. 24, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Julia ...

Matt R. Green

EAST PALESTINE—Matt R. Green, 25, was a lifelong resident of East Palestine. He died Saturday in Youngstown. Arrangements are pending with Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine at this time. www.linsley-royal.com 4/10/19

Audrey Marilyn Humphries

COLUMBIANA – Audrey Marilyn Humphries, 94, died in the early morning hours Monday. She recently had been a resident of Parkside Nursing Care Center and before that Copeland Oaks Community in Sebring for 14 years. She was born Aug. 20, 1924 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, a daughter ...

James “Jim” VanKirk Brown

SALEM—James “Jim” VanKirk Brown, 76, of Salem died April 3. James was born in West Newton, Pa. He was a self employed furniture builder. Survivors include his wife, Sue (Liggitt) Brown of Salem, whom he married on Oct. 21, 2000. He is also survived by his children, son Elmer ...

Carl D. Simmons

SALEM – Carl D. Simmons, 68, died at 5:20 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019 at his home. He was born May 9, 1950 in Steubenville, the son of the late Harold M. and Thelma (Wilke) Simmons. Carl was a meat cutter for 20 years for various grocery stores in the area. He was a member of the Damascus ...

Linda Denise Stewart

COLUMBIANA—Linda Denise Stewart, 67, of Columbiana died on Sunday at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman. She was born on May 24, 1951 in Salem, a daughter of the late Robert Ray and Doris Jean Hart Stewart. She had worked at Goodwill Industries. She is survived by two sisters, Sandy ...

Jane L. Davis

EAST PALESTINE—Jane L. Davis, 82, a lifelong resident of East Palestine, died Thursday at the Covington Community Campus. She was born May 2, 1936 in Salem, daughter of the late Lawrence Foster and Esther Dishong. Jane attended East Palestine Schools, was a member of the First Church of ...

Bernice K. Elliott

SALEM – Bernice K. Elliott, age 90, died at 12:16 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born August 8, 1928 in Mill Springs, Kentucky the daughter of the late Claude and Maude (Tucker) Perkins. Bernice was the secretary at the Mid-East Flame Hardening ...

Bernice K. Elliott

SALEM – Bernice K. Elliott, age 90, died at 12:16 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born August 8, 1928 in Mill Springs, Kentucky the daughter of the late Claude and Maude (Tucker) Perkins. Bernice was the secretary at the Mid-East Flame Hardening ...

Maribelle Guy

COLUMBIANA — Maribelle Guy, 77, of Columbiana passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. She was born on May 5, 1941 in Negley, Ohio, the daughter of the late Alvin and Susan Rosenbaum Barr Sr. Maribelle was a member of St. Jude Roman Catholic Church ...

Ruth Louella Cleckner

COLUMBIANA – Ruth Louella Cleckner, 96, died Wednesday morning. She was born in Salem on Feb. 9, 1923, a daughter of the late Charles and Stella (Tyson) Couchie. She was of the Methodist faith and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Leetonia. Ruth was often found working ...

Jon Wayne Cook

LISBON — Jon Wayne Cook, 73, died at 12:43 p.m. Friday. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 4/6/19

Donna J. White

BELOIT—Donna J. White, 81, of Beloit passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019, at Alliance Community Care. Donna was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on Aug. 10,1937, the daughter of the late Donald and Martha (Hendricks) Allen. She was a homemaker and a Rubbermaid Regional Manager and sales ...

Suzanne Tulbure Cowen

SALEM — Suzanne Tulbure Cowen, 73, of Salem, died at 11:20 pm on Sunday, March 31st at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in downtown Youngstown, from complications due to a recent stroke. "Suzy" was born on July 1, 1945 in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Andrew (Andy) Oliver Tulbure and Mary ...

Joann Huston

EAST PALESTINE—Joann Huston, 84, a lifelong resident of East Palestine, died unexpectedly Tuesday at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown. She was born March 12, 1935 in East Palestine, daughter of the late Glenn and Evelyn McNutt Crowl. Joann graduated from East Palestine High ...

Wayne A. Kelvington

EAST PALESTINE—Wayne A. Kelvington, 78, a longtime resident of East Palestine, died Thursday at the Covington Community Campus. He was born March 30, 1941 in Youngstown, son of the late Raymond and Frances Wollam Kelvington. He worked as a Machinist for LW Nash until its closing and then ...

Eugene R. Taylor

SALEM—There will be Services at 11 a.m. Monday at Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel for Eugene R. Taylor, 84, who passed away Wednesday morning at Salem East Health Care. Gene was born April 26, 1934 in Leetonia, the son of Homer F. and Beulah A. (Dickson) Taylor. Gene was a ...