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Dorothy M. Rolland, 90, formerly of Lake Rd., Conneaut, OH, died Thursday evening, Dec. 6, at Inn-Conneaut Health Center where she had been a resident since 1994. She was born May 5, 1911, in Mayfield Township, OH, the daughter of Maurice W. and Vergie M. (Tibbets) Akins.
Following graduation from Madison, OH High School in 1929, she attended Western Reserve University School of Education, and received her teacher’s diploma from Kent State University in 1932. She then taught in Lake County schools until 1937.
On October 5, 1937, she married Henri Rolland. When her children attained school age, she returned to teaching at Rowe School, teaching 7th grade from 1951-1952. She then returned to her love of first grade, teaching at Lakeview School in Conneaut from 1952 until 1956. She retired from Northview School, West Geauga System in 1972 having moved to that area to care for her parents. She was a member of the Conneaut First Baptist Church, and enjoyed making latchhook rugs for her grandchildren, and traveling.
She is survived by her daughter Dorothy Hogle of Conneaut; her son Ronald Rolland of Naperville, IL; six grandchildren, David Hogle, Christine Martin, Jodi Rolland, JoAnn Hogle, Beth Jafarace, and Mark Rolland; and two great granddaughters, Jilian Jafarace and Peyton Rolland.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Henri in 1954; and by her brothers Donald W. Akins and Col. Everett H. Akins.
A celebration of her life will be at 3:00 PM, Sunday, at the First Baptist Church, 370 State St., Conneaut, with the Rev. Todd Regester officiating, assisted by Tim Kraus. A time of fellowship will follow in the church dining room. Graveside service will be Monday in Glenwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, East Conneaut United Methodist Church, Hope United Church of Christ of Naperville, IL, or to the Employee Activity Fund of Inn-Conneaut Health Center. Envelopes will be available at the Marcy Funeral Home, 208 Liberty St, Conneaut, OH, where arrangements are being handled.

Anna M. Nimelli, 89, of Lakeview Ave., Conneaut, OH, died Saturday afternoon, March 15 at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home, Kingsville, OH. She was born August 2, 1913, in Conneaut, a daughter of Michael and Anna (Matyas) Evon, Sr.
A lifelong Conneaut resident, she worked at one time at the former Goldette, and also worked as a poll worker at elections. She was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Church and its Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed crafts, cooking, baking, reading, raising roses, and embroidering.
Survivors include two daughters JoAnn Collingwood of Oklahoma City, OK, and Linda Lacina and husband James of Geneva, OH; her son Richard J. Nimelli and wife Judy of Lake City, PA; 10 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband John in 1987; a grandson Jamie Lacina; a sister Helen Mate; and five brothers John and Michael Evans, Stephen Evon, James and Joseph Lasko.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 19, at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 744 Mill St., Conneaut, with the Rev. Raymond Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville, OH.
Friends may call at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Conneaut Rescue Squad or to St. Frances Cabrini Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Sylvia M. Guthrie, 89, of Harbor St., Conneaut, OH, died Friday at her home following a year’s illness. She was born April 20, 1913, in Conneaut, a daughter of the late Matt and Josephine (Heinola) Sundberg and was a 1932 graduate of Conneaut High School.
A retired employee of the former Astatic Corporation, where she worked for 25 years, she was also an active member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. She had been a member of the former Finnish Lutheran Church where she was instrumental in organizing the Altar Society and Lutheran League. Mrs. Guthrie enjoyed crossword puzzles, crocheting, sewing, and playing bingo.
Survivors include her daughter Janet Guth of Conneaut; seven grandchildren, Paula Johnson, Joe Guth, John Guth, Philip Butler, Dan Johnson, JoyKay Smith and Jeffrey Guthrie. Also surviving are two great grandchildren, Christina and Darrel Johnson.
Mrs. Guthrie was preceded in death by her parents, a son Jerry in 1987, and two brothers Andrew Sundberg and Sulo Sundberg who died in childhood.
Funeral services will be Sunday, March 16, at 3:00 PM at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, with the Rev. Clyde A. McGee pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Conneaut. Calling hours will be on Sunday from 1:00 until the time of service at 3:00.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Lorene W. Montgomery Sabo, 86, of Keefus Rd., Conneaut, OH, died Wednesday afternoon, March 12, at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home, Kingsville, OH, where she had been a patient for the past three weeks. She was born May 6, 1916, in Conneaut, and was a daughter of Roy and Elgie (Fox) Ring.
A 1935 graduate of Conneaut High School, she was a lifelong Conneaut resident and wintered for many years in Brownsville, TX. She worked at one time at the former Conneaut Creamerie. She was a member of East Conneaut Baptist Chapel, Rose Chapter #22 Order of Eastern Star, and enjoyed crocheting, baking, gardening, and being with people especially her family.
Survivors include two daughters, Roberta Meaney and Nancy Peterson both of Conneaut, OH; three sons, William Montgomery of Conneaut, James Montgomery of Pittsburgh, TX, and Gary Montgomery of Tinley Park, IL; three step-sons, George Sabo and Charles Sabo both of Ashtabula, OH, and Gaylord Sabo of Jefferson, OH; two brothers Stanley Ring of Texas and Clair Ring of North Carolina; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband Elmer Montgomery in October, 1957; her second husband Paul Sabo in 1981; two sons, Richard and Roland Montgomery; her brother Wendell Ring; and her sister Pauline Slifko.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 15, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, with the Rev. Terry Kern pastor of East Conneaut Baptist Chapel officiating. Burial will be in East Conneaut Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening from 7 to 9 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Ashtabula County. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Melvin H. Uhrich, 81, of Monroe Township, OH, died Monday evening, March 10, at UHHS Brown Memorial Hospital following a one-year illness. He was born May 21, 1921, in Strasburg, North Dakota, a son of Charles and Erna (Spreeman) Uhrich.
He spent his early life in Nebraska before moving to California. Following high school graduation he entered the U. S. Navy and served during World War II. He was employed as a quality control engineer at Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, CA. Having learned the craft of barbering as a young man, he used that talent in the Navy and finally received his license in 1958. While living in Cleveland, OH, he bought a barbershop and began his new career, later moving to Ashtabula where he also had a shop. In 1970 he moved to his farm in Monroe Township where he raised dairy cattle. Three months following his retirement at age 65 he opened his barbershop in his home.
Mr. Uhrich was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Albion, PA, where he served as elder and lay leader, and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Ashtabula. He loved people and volunteered at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home, and frequently visited his customers when they were hospitalized to do their hair. He enjoyed animals and watching sports and documentaries on television.
Survivors include his wife Adeline (Gates) Uhrich whom he married April 29, 1962; his son Arvin and wife Connie of Apple Valley, CA; two grandchildren Marilyn Grant and Ron Powers; and four great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Verna Watkins.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM, Friday, March 14, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, with the Rev. Fred Poppel of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church officiating assisted by the Rev. E. Richard Bowen. Burial will be in Kelloggsville Cemetery, Monroe Township.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Louave Shoemaker, 86, of West Street, Conneaut, OH, died Friday afternoon, March 7, at Pleasant Ridge Manor West in Fairview, PA, following a brief illness. She was born April 12, 1916, in New Kensington, PA, and was a daughter of Arlington and Hazel (Reedy) Daughenbaugh.
She spent her early years in New Kensington graduating from New Kensington High School, and had been a Conneaut resident since 1979. She previously lived in Madison, OH, where she was employed as a cook in the Madison Local School System. She was a member of Lakeview United Methodist Church in Conneaut where she was active in the Ladies Aid and the Missionary Group. She enjoyed sewing, reading, and being with her family and grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughter Irene Reinke of Conneaut, OH; her son Keith Daughenbaugh of Laconia, New Hampshire; her sister Alveria Loeffler of Ashtabula, OH; her brother George Daughenbaugh of Ligonier, PA; 11 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Joe in December, 2000; her brother Oscar, and two sisters at birth.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 11, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, with the Rev. David Miller of Lakeview United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville, OH.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund of Lakeview United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Archie O. Bogart, 96, of Lakeview Ave., Conneaut, OH, died Monday morning, March 3, at the Harrington Care Home in Conneaut. He was born May 31, 1906, in Girard, PA, and was the son of Oren K. and Lola (Godfrey) Bogart.
A Conneaut resident most of his life, Mr. Bogart was employed for 40 years as a trouble lineman for The Illuminating Company. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he held most offices and was presently deacon emeritus. Other memberships include International Order of Odd Fellows Conneaut Lodge #773, Evergreen Lodge #222 F. & A.M., Lake Erie Boat Club, and Conneaut Railroad Museum where he was also a board member. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, fly tying, saw sharpening, traveling, camping, and talking with friends.
Survivors include his wife Ellen (Greenlee) Bogart whom he married August 14, 1943; a daughter Nyla Wells of Conneaut, OH; two sons, Gary of Columbus, OH, and Duane of Conneaut; his sister Bernice Pettit of Erie, PA; 9 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Donna and Hazel; and his grandson Brian K. Bogart.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM, Thursday, March 6, at the First Baptist Church, 370 State St., Conneaut, OH, with the Rev. Todd Regester officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville, OH.
Friends may call at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. The Odd Fellows Lodge will conduct services at 8:00 PM and the Masonic service will be at 8:45 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund of First Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the church.

Mary Louise L’Amoreaux, 83, died Saturday evening, March 29, at the Jefferson Geriatric Center following a five-year illness. She was born September 14, 1919, in Gallagher, West Virginia, a daughter of Thomas Ivy and Ora Agnes (Hedrick) Bradshaw.
She married Nathan A. L’Amoreaux January 24, 1935 in West Virginia. After living in the area earlier, they returned to Ashtabula County in 1997. Mrs. L’Amoreaux was a homemaker and enjoyed her family.
Survivors include two daughters, Ann Whitman of Ashtabula, OH, and Gail Garcia of Lima, OH; four sons, Nathan L. L’Amoreaux II of Monroe Township, OH, Harry of Phoenix, AZ, James of Oberlin, OH, and William of Freehold, New Jersey; a sister Audrey Sullivan of Huntington West Virginia; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Nathan A. L’Amoreaux, Sr. on Sept. 13, 1998; two daughters, Linda in infancy, and Susan Valles; and three sisters, Pauline, Dorothy, and Gladys.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 AM, Thursday, April 3, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Jefferson, OH.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 PM.

Mary Louise L’Amoreaux, 83, died Saturday evening, March 29, at the Jefferson Geriatric Center following a five-year illness. She was born September 14, 1919, in Gallagher, West Virginia, a daughter of Thomas Ivy and Ora Agnes (Hedrick) Bradshaw.
She married Nathan A. L’Amoreaux January 24, 1935 in West Virginia. After living in the area earlier, they returned to Ashtabula County in 1997. Mrs. L’Amoreaux was a homemaker and enjoyed her family.
Survivors include two daughters, Ann Whitman of Ashtabula, OH, and Gail Garcia of Lima, OH; four sons, Nathan L. L’Amoreaux II of Monroe Township, OH, Harry of Phoenix, AZ, James of Oberlin, OH, and William of Freehold, New Jersey; a sister Audrey Sullivan of Huntington West Virginia; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Nathan A. L’Amoreaux, Sr. on Sept. 13, 1998; two daughters, Linda in infancy, and Susan Valles; and three sisters, Pauline, Dorothy, and Gladys.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 AM, Thursday, April 3, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Jefferson, OH.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 PM.

David L. Maurer I, 56, of North Kingsville, OH, died Sunday afternoon, March 30, at University Hospital in Cleveland, OH, following a brief illness. He was born December 27, 1946, in Conneaut, OH, a son of Don W. and Jean B. (Bashioum) Maurer.
A 1964 graduate of the former Rowe High School, he also graduated from Erie Business Center and Kent State University. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1968 to 1972, and was in Thailand from 1970 to 1971. He received an honorable discharge with the rank of Staff Sergeant and received the Air Force Commendation Medal. Following his discharge from the Air Force, Mr. Maurer was employed as Treasurer at Conneaut Savings & Loan. He then served as Director of Financial Services at Brown Memorial Hospital for 12 years, before becoming Treasurer for the Conneaut Area City School system.
He was a member of the Conneaut First Assembly of God where he served as board member and Treasurer for the past 28 years, soundman, Sunday School teacher,Church bus driver, and was a Royal Ranger leader. He also served the community as Treasurer of the Conneaut Community Foundation, and as a member of the Ashtabula Kent State Scholarship Committee. Mr. Maurer enjoyed his family, grandchildren, church, old cars, and was a big Ohio State Buckeye fan.
Survivors include his mother Jean Maurer of Conneaut, OH; his wife Sue (Henry) Maurer whom he married August 21, 1971; two sons, David L. (Chip) Maurer II of Marysville, OH, and Matthew S. Maurer of North Royalton, OH; two granddaughters, Hannah Lyn Maurer and Abigail Leigh Maurer; and his sister Joi Cunningham of Strongsville, OH.
He was preceded in death by his father on May 19, 2002, and his grandparents.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM, Friday, April 4, at the Conneaut First Assembly of God, 389 West Main Rd., Conneaut, OH, with the Rev. Don Matthews officiating assisted by the Rev. Jeff Maurer of Family Fellowship Foursquare Gospel Church. Burial with full military honors will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville, OH.
Calling hours will be Thursday evening from 6 to 9 PM at the church, and on Friday at the church from noon until the time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund of Conneaut First Assembly of God. Envelopes will be available at the church and at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, where arrangements are being handled.

Arthur R. Showalter, 75, of Plymouth Township, OH, died Sunday afternoon, March 30, in the Hospice Unit of Ashtabula County Medical Center, Ashtabula, OH. He was born July 15, 1927, in Everett, PA, a son of Frederick and Annie (Thomas) Showalter.
An Ashtabula County resident since the age of 17, he was a U. S. Army veteran and had served in the European Theater during World War II. He owned and operated Showalter Asphalt, Paving & Sealing, and also worked construction through the International Labor Union #245 of which he was a 50-year member. He was also a 37-year member of the Ashtabula Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #943, and the Ashtabula Builders Association for several years. He attended the Harvest International Church, and enjoyed doing yard work.
Survivors include his wife Violet Showalter of Plymouth Township; six sons, Richard of Conneaut, Ron of Boston, MA, Barry of Geneva, OH, David of Madison, OH, Steve of Kingsville, OH, and Mark of North Kingsville, OH; a daughter Jean Bramer of Geneva, OH; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Also surviving are his brother Carl of Austinburg, OH and his sister, Olive McDonald of Girard, PA.
His parents; a son Frank at birth; six brothers, Roy, Frank, Fred, Glenn, Percy, and Russell; and four sisters, Verna Steele, Lena Dodson, Ethyl Showalter, and Mariam Chaney preceded him in death.
A memorial service will be held at 5:00 PM, Saturday, April 5, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, with Rev. Duane Ball pastor of Harvest International Church officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 3:00 PM until the time of service at 5:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Ashtabula County. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Judith H. Pataky, 63, of Monroe Township, OH, died Thursday morning, May 1, 2003, at Ashtabula County Medical Center, Ashtabula, OH, following a six-month illness. She was born January 3, 1940, in Conneaut, OH, a daughter of Walter D. and Laina L. (Rankinen) Sharp.
A 1957 graduate of Conneaut High School, she was a lifelong Conneaut resident, a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, and a member of the Women of the Moose. She enjoyed gardening and home decorating. She was a dedicated caregiver to her extended family, and enjoyed her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her companion and caregiver Melton V. Holcomb of Monroe Township; two sons, Robert “Rob” W. Pataky, Jr. and wife Sue of Cortland, OH, and Rodney “Rod” J. Pataky and wife Lorrie of Bristolville, OH; five grandchildren, Jill, Nicole, Ryley, Morgan, and Ethan; three sisters, Betty Jane Eloranto of Rantoul, IL, Peggy Valenti and Shirley Bunnell both of Conneaut, OH; and four brothers, Jean Richard , Ronald L., David G., and Robert B. Sharp all of Conneaut.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Robert W. Pataky, Sr. on December 26, 1996; and two brothers, Walter Sharp, Jr. and William Sharp.
Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 3, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, with the Rev. Raymond Thomas of St. Mary and St. Frances Cabrini Churches officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Conneaut, OH.
Visitation will be Saturday from noon until the time of service at 2:00. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Harry Rockwell, 50, owner of Hi-Tech Automotive in Conneaut, OH, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening, April 30, 2003, at UHHS Brown Memorial Hospital of an apparent coronary. He was born February 24, 1953, in Conneaut, OH, a son of James, Sr. and Elaine (Julio) Rockwell.
A lifelong Conneaut resident, he was a graduate of Conneaut High School and was an auto mechanic. He enjoyed spending time with his family and drag racing. He was a member of the National Hot Rod Association and International Hot Rod Association, and raced the IHRA circuit, the Canadian Pro Mod Circuit, and match races. He was a former member of the Super-charged Warriors, and holds several track records at various racetracks.
He is survived by his mother Elaine Rockwell of Conneaut, OH; his wife Susan L. (Dittler) Rockwell whom he married October 11, 1975; three sons, Michael “Mickey” of Pittsburgh, PA, Bryan and Adam both of Conneaut; his sister Suzanne Pilcher and husband James of Abilene, TX; and two brothers, Joe Rockwell, Sr. and wife Nancy, and James Rockwell, Jr. and wife Sue all of Conneaut.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1994, and his grandparents, Charles and Olive Rockwell, and Joseph and Lydia Julio.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, May 5, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, with the Rev. Raymond Thomas pastor of St. Mary and St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Churches officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Conneaut.
Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Conneaut Rescue Squad. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Fred A. Hopkins, 81, of Conneaut, OH, died the evening of May 3, 2003, at the Hospice Unit of Ashtabula County Medical Center, Ashtabula, OH, following a 10-month illness. He was the son of Gaylord and Anna (Seeley) Hopkins and was born August 4, 1921, in Conneaut, OH.
He served in World War II as a Seabee with the 7th USN Construction Battalion, which took him to Okinawa and Saipan. He worked many places including the Nickel Plate Railroad and Reactive Metals, retiring from the Pittsburgh & Conneaut Dock Company in Conneaut. He was a member of American Legion Cowle Post #151, and attended Lakeview United Methodist Church.
Fred was an avid fisherman, and loved to make and fly radio-controlled airplanes. He traveled extensively over the years in his camper. No one was ever a stranger to Fred. He was very much a “people” person and was always ready to help anyone in need.
He is survived by his wife June (Scott) Marvin Hopkins whom he married January 5, 2000. His children are Judith Kinnear of East Springfield, PA, Tom Hopkins of Conneautville, PA, Terry Hopkins of Tampa, FL, Virginia Aird of Tacoma, WA, and Patricia of Vista, CA. His siblings are Earl Hopkins of California, Glen and Howard both of Conneaut, OH, Betty Lundgren of Conneaut, OH, Hazel Hrabe of Kansas, and Wanda of Conneaut, OH. His stepchildren are Raymond and Paul Marvin of Ashtabula, OH, Beth Hickman of Akron, OH, and Nancy Snyder of Conneaut, OH. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hilda, his sister, Peggy, his stepson, Jim Marvin, and his parents.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, May 7, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, with the Rev. David Miller, pastor of Lakeview United Methodist Church, officiating.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Campership Fund of Lakeview United Methodist Church. This fund helps with Christian camping fees for children and youth active at Lakeview. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Lois Paulette Buckley, 57, of Conneaut, OH, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, May 4, at her home. She was born March 12, 1946, in Greenville, PA, a daughter of Playford and Alice (Frazee) VanSickle.
Mrs. Buckley had lived in Conneaut for the past 18 years having previously lived in Monroe Township and Pierpont, OH. She was a staff member at the Conneaut Human Resource Center where she was director of the Conneaut food pantry and the HALO program in the Conneaut area. She was an active member of the Conneaut Church of God where she served as coordinator of funeral dinners. She enjoyed doing crafts, gardening, and raising flowers.
She is survived by her mother of Greenville, PA; her husband of 35 years, Larry Buckley; two daughters, Theresa Pierce and husband Craig of Conneaut, OH, and Shannon Salyer and husband Dean of Honor, MI; her son Shane and wife Veronica of Conneaut, OH; seven grandchildren, Spencer, David, Hannah, Alisha, Wade, Amanda, and Noah; and two brothers, Eugene VanSickle of North Kingsville, OH, and Lonnie VanSickle of Greenville, PA.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 AM, Friday, May 9, at the Conneaut Church of God, 5327 Center Rd., Rt. 7, with the Rev. Raymond L. Lamb officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Conneaut, OH.
Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 7 to 9 PM, and on Friday from 9:30 until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Benevolence Ministry at the Church of God. Envelopes will be available at the church and at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, which has charge of arrangements.

Gatha M. Hill, 76, formerly of Creek Rd., Kingsville, OH, died Friday afternoon, May 9, at the Jefferson Geriatric Center. She was born November 2, 1926, in Charleston, West Virginia, a daughter of G. S. and Gatha C. (Koontz) Sprouse.
She moved to Monroe Township, OH, in 1945, and was employed as a receptionist at the front desk at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home, and also was employed at the former Astatic Corp. in Conneaut, OH, at one time. She was an active member of Kingsville First Baptist Church for nearly 50 years where she was a member of the ladies group, taught Bible school, and was involved in preparing meals for church functions. She helped start the Kingsville Garden Club and was a member of the Women’s Club of Ashtabula. She enjoyed ceramics, raising flowers especially roses, traveling, and entertaining friends and groups in her home.
Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Leehan and husband Harold of Jefferson, OH, and Judy Taylor and husband Dave of Silver City, NM; two sons, Arthur Hill and wife Mary of Ashtabula, OH, and Terry and wife Christine of Jefferson, OH; two sisters, Kathleen Broughton of Kingsville, OH, and Vernetta Crawford of St. Cloud, FL; her sister-in-law Bonita Hill (widow of Quentin Hill) of Clovis, New Mexico; four grandchildren, Tim Leehan of Jefferson, OH, Patrick Kamppi of Conneaut, OH, and Alyssa Hill and Jacob Hill both of Jefferson, OH.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Donald F. Hill on June 2, 2002; and a daughter Donna at birth.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, May 12, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, with the Rev. David Hines of Kingsville First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville, OH.
Calling hours will be at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Arthur Hill, P. O. Box 163, Jefferson, OH, 44047, for the Beautification Fund of the Kingsville Park, or to Hospice of Ashtabula County, 2420 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, OH, 44004. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Nona B. Gates, 86, of Buffalo St., Conneaut, OH, died Sunday morning, May 18, 2003, at Inn-Conneaut Health Center. She was born April 12, 1917, in Youngstown, OH, a daughter of James E. and Ida P. (Franklin) Ingram.
A Conneaut resident since age 6, she had been employed as a machine operator at the former Webb Manufacturing retiring in 1979. She was a member of the United Church of Christ, and enjoyed crocheting and sewing. She was also an avid Cleveland Indians fan.
Survivors include her daughter Mary Ann and husband Thomas Boyce of Conneaut; her son George D. Gates of Conneaut; a sister Betty Scott of Geneva, OH; two brothers, Richard Ingram of North Kingsville, OH, and Dewey Ingram of Homosassa, FL; four grandchildren, Thomas Boyce, Jr., Deanna Gates, Jason Gates, and James Boyce; and three great grandchildren, Edward Boyce, Amanda Boyce, and Kaitlyn Gates.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Paul; a son James; granddaughter Sandra Boyce; three brothers, William, Robert Earl, and John Ingram, and two sisters, Laverne Ring and Mabel Forbes.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, May 21, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, with the Rev. Walter Coy pastor of the United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Spring Cemetery, Springboro, PA.
Calling hours will be at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 8 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Lucile E. Olekshuk, 83, of Center Rd., Monroe Township, OH, died early Monday morning, May 19, 2003, at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home, Kingsville, OH, following a lengthy illness. She was born December 20, 1919, in Monroe Township, a daughter of Daniel and Lucia (Taft) Hazeltine.
A lifelong Monroe Township resident, she was a 1937 graduate of Conneaut High School. She and her husband Paul owned and operated Paul & Lucile’s General Store in Monroe Township that they purchased from her parents in 1950 until their retirement in 1983. While operating the store, she loved to dress up at Halloween, and was noted for giving peppermint sticks to children and weighing babies for their parents. She was a 75-year member of Monroe United Methodist Church where she was liturgist, and loved telling stories to the children. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women, and was active in the former Monroe P.T.A. She was a member of Marina Rebekah Lodge #628, a charter member of the Monroe Junior Grange, and a member of the former Monroe Grange #1555. She enjoyed bowling, latch hook, dancing, and traveling.
Survivors include her husband Paul Olekshuk whom she married September 6, 1947; a daughter Penny Olekshuk-Perme of Conneaut, OH; three grandchildren, Heidi Olekshuk, Carolyn Perme, and Shaun Olekshuk; and her sister Georgia Yourchak of Monroe Township; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son Larry E. Olekshuk in 2002; her sister Harriet Pixley; and two brothers, George Martin Hazeltine in infancy, and Howard Hazeltine.
Funeral service is at 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 22, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, with Mrs. Olekshuk’s cousin the Rev. Vernon Palo pastor of Plymouth United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Kelloggsville Cemetery, Monroe Township, OH.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM, with Marina Rebekah’s service at 8:30. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department or to the Monroe United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

John M. “Rebel” Rebera, Jr. 36, of Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, died unexpectedly Monday afternoon, May 19, at UHHS Brown Memorial Hospital of a probable coronary. He was born September 30, 1966, in Conneaut, OH, the son of John M. Rebera, Sr. and Mary “Butchie” (Fassnacht) Brockway.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines serving in Okinawa, Japan, completing three years of service in 1985. He was employed by Horton Pre-Cast Concrete in Girard, PA, Foseco Manufacturing for 12 years, and was currently employed with Frigic and Daub Concrete Contractors.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie # 408, and a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #472. He enjoyed motorcycles, yard work, gardening (roses), cooking, and being with all of his friends, children, and his pets Bailey, Thomas, and Becca.
Survivors include his father of St. Petersburg, FL; his mother of Conneaut, OH; his wife and best friend Lynn L. (Taylor) Rebera whom he married January 16, 1988; his sister Marlo A. Rebera of Ashtabula, OH; two brothers, Jeff Rebera of Kingsford, MI, and Brandon “Brock” Brockway of Ft. Bragg, NC; his “Gram” Kay Sanford of Conneaut, OH; and nieces and nephews, Steven and Tyler Hill, Jade Sponaugle, Tony and Justin Santiago, Anthony Rebera, Alexis and Spencer Altier, Alex and Buzzy Taylor, and numerous aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Manny Fassnacht, Jean Post, Lawrence Rebera, Mary Ann Kamppi, and Charles “PaPa” Sanford.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 23, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, with the Rev. Dave Hockey, pastor of Free Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in East Conneaut Cemetery.
Calling hours will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Lynn L. Rebera. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

James S. Remaley, 88, of E. Center St., North Kingsville, OH, died at his home Wednesday evening, May 21. He was born November 16, 1914, in Youngstown, OH, a son of David A. and Carrie B. (Dunmire) Remaley.
A North Kingsville resident for the past 42 years he had previously resided in North Madison, OH. He was an Ashtabula High School graduate and was employed in the maintenance department of Industrial Rayon in Painesville, OH, and retired in 1983 from R.M.I. in Ashtabula where he also worked in maintenance.
Mr. Remaley served with the U. S. Army during World War II and was a lifetime member of the Ashtabula Post #943 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was Presbyterian by faith, and enjoyed sports especially baseball and football.
Survivors include his wife Emma (Hawkins) Remaley whom he married January 3, 1947; two daughters Judy Greenwood of Ashtabula, OH, and Jane Bisbee of Georgetown, KY; four grandchildren, Troy Bisbee of Panama City, FL, Brenda Kardohely of West Salem, OH, Sherie Eichorn and Massillon, OH, and Cathi Greenwood of Atlanta, GA; and four great grandchildren, Larissa and Karri Bisbee, Hannah Kardohely, and Ian Eichorn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, David, Jack, and Eugene “Bus” Remaley.
Funeral service with be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 24, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, with the Rev. Christine Strachan, pastor of North Kingsville Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in East Lake Cemetery, North Kingsville.
Calling hours will be at the funeral home on Saturday from noon until the time of service. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


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