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Helen M. Allen 
MADISON -- Helen M. Allen, 96, died Tuesday, July 28, 1998. 
Born June 2, 1902, in Ashtabula, she was the daughter of Henry and Mary Lampella. 

A homemaker, Mrs. Allen was a resident of Madison for the last five years. 

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Painesville. 

Survivors include two daughters, Alice Bonnes of Painesville and Lorna Curtiss of Reno, Nev.; seven sons, Richard of Toms River, N.J., Jack of Houston, Texas, Frank of Painesville, John of Mareno Valley, Calif., Phillip of Brook Park, Toby of San Diego, Calif., and Dave Curtiss of Amarillo, Texas; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great, great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, James; four sisters; and two brothers. 

Service is 11 a.m. Suturday at Evergreen Cemetery, Painesville, with the Rev. James Zinkowich of Zion Lutheran Church officiating. 

There are no calling hours. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 508 Mentor Ave., Painesville. 

Lester Francis BeBout 
SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP -- Lester Francis BeBout, 85, of Washington Boulevard, died Tuesday, July 28, 1998, at his residence. 

Born April 21, 1913, in Berne, Ind., he was the son of Wayne and Ada (Fetters) BeBout. He had been an Ashtabula County most of his life. 

Mr. BeBout was employed by B & B Wrecking Co., Cleveland, for the last nine years, as a crane operator engineer. He had also worked for several other construction firms before retiring in 1975. 

He was a member of First Grace Gospel Church, Ashtabula, and the Ashtabula Yacht Club for many years. He enjoyed flying his own airplanes, fishing, gun collecting, motorcycles, boating and sports car racing. 

Survivors include his wife, Ella L. (Duff), whom he wed July 23, 1945, in Wheeling, W. Va.; a son, Richard Davino of Rio Grande, Calif.; three daughters, Janey Schultz and Jacqueline Smith of Ashtabula, and Constance Taylor of Shalimar, Fla.; two brothers, Willard of Laguna Hills, Calif., and Willis of Jefferson; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Francis, in 1998; and a sister, Wanda Thompson. 

Service is 11 a.m. Friday at the Childs-Williams Funeral Home, a Family Care Group affiliate, 1440 W. Prospect Road, Ashtabula, with the Rev. David Adams of First Grace Gospel Church officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville. 

Calling hours are 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Grace Gospel Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 

Rita E. Churchill 
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS -- Rita E. (Kline) Churchill, 71, died Tuesday, July 28, 1998. 

Born Sept. 17, 1926, in Tionesta, Pa., she was the daughter of Floyd C. and Mary Ann (Dechant) Kline. 

Mrs. Churchill was a registered nurse at University Hospital and other hospitals in the area. She was a member of St. Ann's Church, Cleveland Heights. 

Survivors include her mother; three daughters, Kathleen Pierson of Geneva, Christine Rose and Laura DiNardo; three sons, Joseph P. Jr., John P., and Thomas; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Marge Roberts, Patricia Quinto, Geanne Thompson and Ethel MacBeth; and three brothers, William, Donald and Elton. 

She was preceded in death by her father. 

Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's Church, 2175 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, with the Rev. James E. Singler officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery. 

Calling hours will be held 3 to 8 p.m. today at Schulte Mahon-Murphy Funeral Home, 5252 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst. 

The family suggests memorials may be made to the Carmelite Sisters, 3176 Fairmont Blvd., Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118. 

Charles J. Lexso 
WARREN -- Charles J. Lexso, 75, died Tuesday, July 28, 1998, at Washington Square Nursing Home. 

Born Oct. 22, 1922, in Madison, he was the son of Charles F. and Clara E. Lexso. 

Mr. Lexso retired in 1982 as an inspector at Copperweld Steel Warren after 28 and half of service. 

He enjoyed fishing, camping, farming, traveling, bluegrass music, and woodworking. 

Survivors include his former wife, Bella J. Liddle of Bristolville; three sons, James of West Farmington, Joseph B. of Newton Falls and John of Lordstown; one daughter, Jodi Lintz of Zanesville; and 14 grandchildren. 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond F.; and a sister, Annie. 

Service is 11 a.m. Friday at the Trask Funeral Home, 275 East Main St., Route 88, West Farmington, with Kevin Longanecker of the Church of the Brethren, Bristolville. Burial will follow at the Sager Memorial Cemetery, Bristolville. 

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

Gilbert R. Austin 

ASHTABULA - Gilbert R. Austin, 80, of Knollwood Drive, Ashtabula, died Sunday June 28, 1998, at Ashtabula County Medical Center. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula. 

Royce A. Evans 

GENEVA - Royce A. Evans, 91, died Sunday June 28, 1998, at his home. 
Mr. Evans was born May 3, 1907, in Rock Creek a son of Milo and Cloie (Young) Evans. 
He was a lifelong Ashtabula County resident living 50 years in Geneva. Mr. Evans worked as a copper plater for True Temper in Geneva for more than 20 years until his retirement in 1962. 
Mr. Evans married Florence Evans on June 22, 1929, in Rock Creek. He played various musical instruments, was a life member of the National Rifle Association, a member of the Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club and enjoyed fishing and hunting. 
He is survived by three sons, Royce R. Evans of Geneva, Kenneth "Pete" Evans of Rock Creek and Mark Evans of Geneva; two fosters sons, Robert and Kenny Tryon, both of Geneva; two brothers, Keith of Ashtabula and Charles of Nevada; two sisters Dorothy Hamilton of Ashtabula and Iona Deemer of Conneaut; seven grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. 
Mr. Evans was preceded in death by his wife, Florence; in 1993; his parents; one grandson, Matthew Evans; two brothers, Blaine and Shirley Evans; and two sisters, Hilda Reynolds and Audrey Gressinger. 
A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lenox Center Cemetery with the Rev. Raymond Mote officiating. 
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Donald E. Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva. Envelopes for memorial contributions to Ashtabula County Hospice, c/o Ashtabula County Medical Center, 2420 Lake Road, Ashtabula 44004 will be available at the funeral home. 

Carl W. Houser 

PUNTA GORDE, FLA. - Carl W. Houser, 85, died Friday, June 26, 1998, in Charlotte Hospital. 
Mr. Houser was born March 16, 1913, in Bryant, Ind., a son of Delbert and Edith (Glentzler) Houser. 
He had lived in Florida for 26 years after moving from Warren. 
Mr. Houser was a self-employed painter and interior decorator. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and enjoyed playing golf and taking pictures. 
He married Sylvia (Fobes) Evans on Sept. 6, 1936. 
Mr. Houser is survived by his wife; a son, Charles W. of Warren; a brother, Wayne of Westminster, Calif.; a sister, Faye Miller of Portland, Ore., and a granddaughter. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Arthur, Lewis, Clarence and Emmett and a sister, Rosa Ryan. 
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel Ave. N.W., Warren, 44485. Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 N. Park Ave., Warren 44481. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 1725 Drexel Ave. N.W., Warren 44485. 

Luella M. Kelly 

ORWELL - Luella M. Kelly, 95, of Crystal Ave., Ashtabula, died Saturday June 27, 1998, at the Village Square Nursing Home in Orwell after a long illness. 
Mrs. Kelly was born March 13, 1903 in Conneaut, a daughter of Ward J. and Nellie Brockett and has been a lifetime area resident. 
Survivors include a son, Robert Kelly of Portland, Ore.; a daughter, Barbara Drazba of Orwell; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren, a great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bert E. Kelly in 1964; a brother, George Brockett and a sister, Goldie Preston. 
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ross-Billman Funeral Home, A Family Care Group Affiliate, 526 Prospect Road, Ashtabula with Ross DeFelice officiating. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery. 
Calling hours will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Joyce Maurine Leonard 

ASHTABULA - Joyce Maurine Leonard, 67, of Jeffrey Avenue, died Saturday, June 27, 1998, at UHHS Geauga Regional Hospital, Claridon Township. 
Born May 22, 1931, in Kane, Pa., she was the daughter of Maurice and Vada (Kirkland) Haight and had been a resident of Ashtabula for 42 years. 
Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Burton Funeral Home-Greenlawn Chapel, Route 20, North Kingsville, with the Rev. John Jones of Lighthouse Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville. 
Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 

Cletus Shoemaker 

WADSWORTH - Cletus Shoemaker of Lodi died Sunday, June 28, 1998, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Thompson-Smith Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut. 

Margaret N. Shumate 

ASHTABULA - Margaret N. Shumate, 65, of Jefferson, died Saturday June 28, 1998, at Ashtabula County Medical Center. 
Mrs. Shumate was born Sept. 18, 1932, in Cumberland, KY., a daughter of Adam and Eva (Baksa) Nemeth and has resided in Jefferson since 1957. 
She married Kenneth Shumate on Dec. 5, 1953, in Jefferson. She worked at the Jefferson Post Office as a clerk for 15 years before retiring in 1978. 
Mrs. Shumate was a past matron Sunshine Chapter 89, Order of Eastern Star, Past Commander of Baylor Post 152, Jefferson Past County Commander of American Legion, past 9th district commander of American Legion, Aaerie 3881 (Eagles). 
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; one son, Roger of Hillsborough, N.C.; three daughters, Kathleen Ketron of Ashtabula, Linda Bealer of Jefferson and Margaret E. Shumate of Northfield; one sister, Roselyn Brown of Greenville Tenn., and six grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and two sisters. 
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Fleming Funeral Home Inc., A Family Care Group Affiliate, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson with the Rev. James Brandis officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery in Jefferson. 
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 

Mary L. Suchala 

ASHTABULA - Mary L. Suchala died at her home Saturday June 27, 1998. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Guerriero Funeral Home, 1550 W. 19th St., Ashtabula. 

Lawrence Wheeler Grady 
ASHTABULA -- Lawrence Wheeler Grady, 17, of West 38th Street, died Thursday, June 25, 1998, at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland. 

Born May 2, 1981, in Cleveland, he was the son of Lawrence Wheeler and Barbara (Grady) Mora and had been an Ashtabula resident for the past five years. 

A junior at Ashtabula High School, he enjoyed music, writing rap songs, and sports, especially basketball, baseball and football. He was active in midget league football in his younger years. 

Survivors include his parents, brothers, sisters, and grandparents. 

Service is 11 a.m. Monday at Ducro Funeral Home, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, with Donald Mack of Ashtabula East Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery. 

Calling hour is from 10 a.m. until the time of servie Monday at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the family. 

Marguerite `Reeti' Hutchins 
ASHTABULA -- Marguerite "Reeti" Hutchins, 48, of Hiram Avenue, died Friday, June 26, 1998, after a four-year battle with multiple myeloma. 

Born July 27, 1949, in Ashtabula, she was the daughter of Gordon W. and Marilynn (Peavey) Hill and was a lifelong area resident. 

After graduating from Ashtabula High School in 1967, Mrs. Hutchins attended Mount Union College in 1970, where she earned a degree in education. She taught first grade at McKinsey Elementary School before becoming an employee of the Ashtabula YMCA. She retired in 1997 because of ill health. 

She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Ashtabula, the OCCL and of the "Y" Masters Swim Team. 

Survivors include her father; three sons, Michael, Dan and Ryan, all of Ashtabula; a brother, the Rev. David Hill of Sunbury; a sister, Susan White of Mobile, Ala.; and her fiance, Bob Ward of Ashtabula. 

She was preceded in death by her mother. 

Service is 11 a.m. Monday at the Ross-Billman Funeral Home, a Family Care Group affiliate, 526 Prospect Road, Ashtabula, with the Rev. Glenn Lockard and the Rev. Fred Bell of the First United Methodist Church officiating. 

Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Ashtabula, or the International Myeloma Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 

Luella M. Kelly 
ASHTABULA -- Luella M. Kelly, 95, of Crystal Avenue, died Saturday, June 27, 1998, at the Village Square Nursing Home, Orwell. 

Funeral arangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Ross-Billman Funeral Home, a Family Care Group affiliate, 526 Prospect Road, Ashtabula. 

Joyce Maurine Leonard 
ASHTABULA -- Joyce Maurine Leonard, 67, of Jeffrey Avenue, died Saturday, June 27, 1998, at UHHS Geauga Regional Hospital, Claridon Township. 

Born May 22, 1931, in Kane, Pa., she was the daughter of Maurice and Vada (Kirkland) Haight and had been a resident of Ashtabula for 42 years. 

Mrs. Leonard was a homemaker. 

She was a member of Free Methodist Church, Ashtabula. 

She enjoyed crocheting, spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren, and was an avid animal lover. 

Survivors include her husband, Thomas M., whom she married on Sept. 1, 1950, in Kane; two sons, Thomas Jr. of Geneva and Doug of Ashtabula; four daughters, Marcia Johnson of Flagstaff, Ariz., Rose Myers of Largo, Fla., and Diana Stewart of Ashtabula, Carolyn Enricco of Cuyahoga Falls; a brother, Maurice Haight Jr. of Escondido, Calif.; and 14 grandchildren. 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Mervin and Kenneth Haight. 

Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Burton Funeral Home-Greenlawn Chapel, Route 20, North Kingsville, with the Rev. John Jones of Lighthouse Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville. 

Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 

Minnie E. Lignetta 
ASHTABULA -- Minnie E. Lignetta, 81, died Friday, June 26, 1998, at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. 

Born Jan 27, 1917, in Ashtabula, she was the daughter of Antimo and Antoinetta Vitale Giannelli. 

Mrs. Lignetta was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and the Altar and Rosary Society of the church. 

She enjoyed her family and cooking. 

Survivors include her husband, Michael; a son, Anthony of Aliquippa, Pa.; three daughters, Leta Kovacs, Carol Carney and Teresa Licate, all of Ashtabula; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a brother, William Giannell of Ashtabula, and a sister, Adeline Grippi of Ashtabula. 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by infant twin daughters; four brothers, Ben, Sam, George, and Pasquale Giannelli; and a sister, Vera Chiaramonti. 

Service is 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 1200 E. 21st St., Ashtabula. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Saybrook Township. 

Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Guerriero Funeral Home, 1550 W. 19th St., Ashtabula. 

Clyde L. Lohrey 
OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- Clyde L. Lohrey, 79, died Friday, May 15, 1998. 

Born July 30, 1918, in Lakewood, he moved with his family to Ashtabula in 1946 and lived in Saybrook Township until moving to southern California in 1960. 

Mr. Lohrey worked for Reliance Electric until he moved to California. 

He was a member of the Acacia Masonic Lodge No 651, Lyndhurst. 

Survivors include a son, Ted C. of Oceanside, Calif.; a daughter Judy Lohrey Howell of Las Gatos, Calif.; and five grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Viola, next to whom he is buried at Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Oceanside, Calif. 

Harvey S. Mitcheltree 
ANDOVER -- Harvey S. Mitcheltree, 75, of Gates Street, died Friday, June 26, 1998, at Horizon Hospital System, Greenville, Pa.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Baumgardner Funeral Home, a Family Care Group affiliate, 134 Prospect St., Andover. 

  

Phyllis Adamovich 
CONNEAUT -- Phyllis Adamovich, 78, of Main Street died Thursday, June 25, 1998, at Inn-Conneaut Health Center. 

Born Oct. 9, 1919, in Youngstown, she was the daughter of Joseph Serra and Rose Carson. She married John Adamovich Nov. 20, 1941. 

A one-time resident of Hollywood, Fla., Mrs. Adamovich was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Anthony Church in Youngstown and Little Flower Catholic Church in Hollywood, Fla. 

Survivors include a son, John N. of Conneaut; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, on June 27, 1997; a daughter, Miss Karalee; a brother, Vincent Serra; and two sisters, Rosemary Panfil and Marie Edgerton. 

Service is 10 a.m. today at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, 3100 Canfield Road, Youngstown. Burial will be in Belmont Park Cemetery. 

No calling hours will be observed. 

Sandra H. Adler 
MURRELLS INLET, S.C. -- Sandra Huetter Adler, 55, died Thursday, June 18, 1998. 

Born Oct. 13, 1942, in Painesville, she was the daughter of Frank and Irma (Redetzke) Huetter. She married Edward J. Adler July 24, 1980. 

A South Carolina resident since 1997, Mrs. Adler lived previously in the Madison/Painesville area. 

She graduated from Madison High School and Kent State University, and was an English teacher at John R. Williams Junior High School from 1964 to 1998. 

An avid reader, she enjoyed traveling, spending time at the beach and taking care of her cats. 

Survivors include her husband; her mother, of Wisconsin; and a sister, Samantha Rauth, of Painesville. 

She was preceded in death by her father and her first husband, Michael Evans. 

Funeral is 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison. Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lake County Humane Society, 7564 Tyler Blvd., Mentor. 

Charles A. Berly 
GENEVA -- Charles A. Berly, 76, of West Street died Friday, June 26, 1998, at his home, following a long illness. 

A lifelong area resident, he was born Nov. 2, 1921, in Austinburg, the son of Adam J. and Anna W. (Ohm) Berly. 

Mr. Berly graduated from Austinburg High School. During World War II, he served with the Merchant Marines. 

Later, he worked at Reliance Electric in Ashtabula, retiring in 1983. 

He was a member of Madison's American Legion Post, and attended Saybrook United Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening, traveling, bowling and spending time with his family. 

Survivors include two sons, Gary Huffman of Geneva and John Berly of Geneva; a daughter, Dianne Gilbert of Ashtabula; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a sister, Josephine Howard of Port Clinton. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret E., in 1996; a brother, Carl; and a sister, Erdine. 

Funeral is 1 p.m. Monday at the Kennedy-Billman Funeral Home, a Family Care Group affiliate, 323 S. Broadway, Geneva, with the Rev. Joseph Platt officiating. Interment will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. 

Calling hour is noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Contributions in Mr. Burly's memory may be made to Saybrook United Methodist Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. 

Edwin O. Davison 
ORWELL TOWNSHIP -- Edwin O. Davison, 83, died Friday, June 26, 1998, at Village Square Nursing Home. 

He was born March 22, 1915, in Oil City, Pa., the son of Kenneth Davison and Ialene Hodge. 

He married Glyn Doris Miller June 8, 1971, in Warren. 

Mr. Davison worked as a scarfer at Republic Steel Co. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Europe during World War II. 

He enjoyed walking, fishing and being outdoors. 

Survivors include his wife of Chardon; a niece and caregiver, Carol Barzak of New Castle, Pa.; a son, Robert E. of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and a brother, Robert of Florida. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Walter and Leon; and a sister. 

Mr. Davison will be cremated. A graveside committal service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Orwell North Cemetery, North Maple Street, Orwell. 

The Paine Funeral Home, 140 E. Main St., Orwell, is in charge of the arrangements. 

Lawrence Wheeler Grady 
ASHTABULA -- Lawrence Wheeler Grady, 17, of West 38th Street, died Thursday, June 25, 1998, at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland. 

Service is 11 a.m. Monday at Ducro Funeral Home, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery, Ashtabula Township. 

Calling hour is from 10 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the funeral home. 

Complete obituary information will appear in Sunday's newspaper. 

Minnie Lignetta 
ASHTABULA -- Minnie Lignetta, 81, died Friday, June 26, 1998, at Ashtabula County Medical Center. 

Arrangements are incomplete, and will be announced by the Guerriero Funeral Home, 1550 W. 19th St., Ashtabula. 

Catherine Millberg 
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Catherine Millberg, 95, of North Granite Reef Road, died Tuesday, June 23, 1998, following a bout with pneumonia. 

Born Feb. 16, 1903, in Hazelton, Pa., she was the daughter of Christopher and Ellen Bushline. 

An area resident from 1926 to 1968, Mrs. Millberg was a homemaker. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Maryvale Mortuary-National Cremation and Burial, 6901 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix. 

Margaret B. Palagyi 
CONNEAUT -- Margaret B. Palagyi, 77, died Thursday, June 25, 1998, at UHHS Brown Memorial Hospital. 

She was born Dec. 24, 1920, the daughter of Carl and Marie (Gilulie) Burr. She married Michael Palagyi Jan. 28, 1945, in Louisiana. 

A 1938 graduate of Conneaut High School, Mrs. Palagyi later worked at Rainbow Babies Hospital in Cleveland. She then entered Ashtabula General's School of Nursing, and earned her certification as a registered nurse in 1943. 

Employed at Brown Memorial Hospital for many years, she also was a nurse to Conneaut's Doctor Brown for 28 years -- until he left the area. 

She loved baking, playing cards and attending church activities. A member of St. Frances Cabrini Church, she volunteered at the St. Frances Cabrini School library. She also enjoyed monthly dinner gatherings with the 1943 nurses alumni organization. 

Survivors include her husband; two grandchildren, Eric and Jodie Anderson; a brother, Harry Burr of Conneaut; and a sister, Charlotte Kelly of Lehigh, Fla. 

Besides her parents, Mrs. Palagyi was preceded in death by a son, Michael, in 1971; a sister, Helen Ritari; and a brother, Carl "Bob" Burr. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Frances Cabrini Church, Conneaut, with the Rev. A. Edward Gretchko officiating. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Conneaut, will follow. 

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Raisian Funeral Home, a Family Care Group affiliate, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice. 

Estill C. Ratliff 
ASHTABULA -- Estill C. Ratliff, 84, died Thursday, June 25, 1998, at Ashtabula County Medical Center. 

Born Sept. 29, 1913 in Paintsville, Ky., he was the son of Jesse and Mildred (Spencer) Ratliff. 

He was a farmer while living in Chillicothe and had worked as a foreman for Bowdler's Fruit Farm in Ashtabula. He previously hauled coal in Paintsville, Ky. 

Survivors include his wife, Mary Etta (Slone), whom he married Dec. 18, 1937; six daughters, Phyllis Torrance, Emma Jean Candela and Patsy Hammond, all of Ashtabula; Barbara Rood of Geneva, Frances Flinchum of Fairborn, and Juanita Newman of Bevinsville, Ky.; one son, Donald Ratliff of Wittensville, Ky.; 23 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; one brother Lloyd Ratliff of Williamsport; and two sisters, Mary Liz Burns of Ashtabula and Flora Noel of Waverly. 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, May Miller, Kate Tackett, Doris Stinson, and Lora Long; three brothers William "Bud", Curt, and Joe Ratliff. 

Funeral is 11 a.m. today at the Church of the Living God, 604 W. 57th St. Ashtabula. The Rev. Robert Falke will officiate. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery. 

Calling hours are this morning until the hour of the service Saturday at the church where Mr. Ratliff is in state. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the family. 

Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula is handling arrangements. 

Barbara Szaniszlo 
PERRY -- Barbara Szaniszlo, 103, died Friday, June 26, 1998, at Inn-Madison Health Center. 

Mrs. Szaniszlo was born Aug. 23, 1894, in Pany, Hungary, the daughter of John and Katalin (Komjati) Koncz. She came to America in 1911, and married Paul Szaniszlo June 18, 1921, in Cleveland. 

She had resided in Perry since 1922. 

A homemaker, she belonged to the Hungarian Reformed Church of Fairport Harbor. 

Survivors include a daughter, Martha Warden of Mount Vernon; two sons, Paul of Mentor and Ernest of Perry; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, in 1965; and six brothers and one sister. 

Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hungarian Reformed Church, 601 Plum St., Fairport Harbor, with the Rev. Luois Medgyesi officiating. Interment will be in Perry Cemetery. 

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison. A Vigil Service will be held 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hungarian Reformed Church Memorial Fund. 

Arby R. Taft 
GENEVA -- Arby R. Taft, 85, of South Broadway died Friday, June 26, 1998, at University Hospitals, Cleveland. 

He was born April 24, 1913, in Adams County, Wis., the son of Loren and Grace (Robinson) Taft. He married Alberta Stewart Nov. 1, 1942, in Pierpont. 

Mr. Taft was a tool and die maker at TRW, Euclid, for 33 years. He retired in 1975. 

A seven-year member of the Geneva Zoning Board, he also was camp medic for the Civilian Conservation Camps in Montana; a member and elder emeritus at Park Street Christian Church; and a life member of the Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club. 

His hobbies included gardening. 

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Marjorie Stewart of Ashtabula, Kathy Blair of Jackson, Mich. and Sue Taft of Clarksville, Md.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Diantha (Bates) Taft; a daughter, Patricia Wright; seven brothers, Elmer, Clifford, Floyd, Lloyd, Joseph, Howard and Arthur "Tom"; a sister, Lorena Case; and a granddaughter, Barbara Wright. 

Memorial service will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Donald E. Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva, with the Rev. Larry Wade of Park Street Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Dorset Cemetery. 

No calling hours will be observed. 

Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Park Street Christian Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. 

Bernice Uminski 
ERIE -- Bernice Uminski, 80, of East Ninth Street died Thursday, June 25, 1998, at Briar Hill Health Center in Middlefield. 

Born April 12, 1918, in Erie, she was the daughter of Adam and Mary Wrzeszcz Chrostowski. 

Mrs. Uminski was employed as a private home health aide. She enjoyed playing bingo. 

Survivors include two daughters, Alice Uminski of Middlefield and Constance Bull of Venice, Fla.; and three grandsons. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter, in 1990; and two brothers, Peter and Henry Chrostowski. 

Funeral is 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, 459 E. 12th St., Erie, with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 516 E. 13th St., Erie. 

Calling hours are tonight from 7 to 9 and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Erie. 

Rutheda B. Waters 
MEADVILLE, Pa. -- Rutheda B. Waters, 72, died Thursday, June 25, 1998, at Hamot Medical Center. 

Born Sept. 2, 1925, in Warren, she was the daughter of Velorus W. and Mildred E. (Hubbard) Bellows and had lived in Meadville since 1945. 

She married William V. Waters on Feb. 1, 1945, at the Congregational Church in Jefferson. 

Mrs. Waters was a secretary for 25 years at the Crawford County Area Vocational-Tech School. Prior to that, she worked in the recorder's office at the Ashtabula County courthouse. 

She was a member of Watson Run United Church of Christ, and served as a Sunday School teacher and Bible School helper. She also was a life member of the Vernon Township Fire Department and a 40-year member of the Hilltoppers Women's Club. 

She enjoyed gardening, sewing and reading. 

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Susan W. Schutz of Chino, Calif.; and four grandsons, Christopher S. Waters, Jason E. Schutz and Devin J. and Ryan J. Naef. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant children; and a brother, Durwood T. Bellows. 

Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Fleming Funeral Home Inc., a Family Care Group affiliate, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with the Rev. Samuel Haegy of Watson Run United Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Madison. 

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 

A memorial service is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Watson Run United Church of Christ, South Watson Run Road, Meadville. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. 

Dale L. Cox 

MADISON - Dale Lee Cox, 38, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at home. 
A Madison resident since 1994, he was born Nov. 12, 1959, in Knoxville, Tenn. He also lived in North Bloomfield for a time. 
Mr. Cox married Diana Sabo Aug. 29, 1984, in Cleveland. 
He and a partner owned New York-based A-One Cement Inc. for two years. 
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Nichole of Cleveland, Tonya and Grace Ann, both of Columbus and Tricia of Madison; four sons, Jason and Clifton, both of Columbus, Richard of Madison and Joseph of Cleveland; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Ann and Tammy, both of Cleveland; and two brothers, Tony of Cleveland and John of Medina. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Linda and Clifton Cox. 
Funeral is 2 p.m. Sunday at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison, with the Rev. Ken Wright officiating. 
Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 

Harold Fleissner 

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP - Harold E. Fleissner, 91, of Plymouth Road died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at home, following a long illness. 
Born Aug. 19, 1906, in Ashtabula, he was the son of George and Stanze (Weiler) Fleissner. 
He was a lifetime area resident and graduate of Ashtabula High School's Class of 1924. 
Mr. Fleissner was a mill worker for Dodge Lumber Co. He also co-owned the Top and Body Shop in Ashtabula. 
A former member of the Plymouth Township Board of Trustees, he also was a longtime member of Plymouth United Methodist Church. 
He was an avid woodworker, a Teamster, and a member of the Oddfellows. 
Survivors include his wife, Mary (Wingett), whom he married Oct. 5, 1926; a daughter, Jean Capela of Conneaut; two granddaughters; a great-granddaughter; and a brother, Glenn Fleissner of Jefferson. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant brother, Ernest. 
Funeral is 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ross-Billman Funeral Home, a Family Care Group affiliate, 526 Prospect Road, Ashtabula, with the Rev. Betsy Schenk of Plymouth United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. 
Calling hour is noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 
Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Plymouth United Methodist Church. 

Cora M. Gardner 

ASHTABULA - Cora Mae Gardner, 79, formerly of West 14th Street, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at Carington Park Nursing Home. 
Born June 24, 1919, in Saybrook Township, she was the daughter of Ernest and Myrtle (Hazeltine) Heath. 
Mrs. Gardner was a lifelong area resident and 1937 graduate of Ashtabula High School. She was employed as a Girl Scout district director, and later worked at Laird Lumber Co. in the Ashtabula Harbor. 
She was a member of Prospect Presbyterian Church; a past matron of Lake Erie Chapter 10, Order of Eastern Star; and a former mother adviser and district deputy for the Rainbow Girls. 
She also was a member of the Redbook Boat Club; her church women's circle; and the Pace Club at the Chalk Box. 
Her hobbies included traveling and playing bingo. She also enjoyed being with her grandchildren. 
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Kingston of Plymouth Township and Joan Wolfert of Ashtabula; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. 
Besides her parents, Mrs. Gardner was preceded in death by her husband, Chester J., in 1993; a brother, Richard Heath; and three sisters, Mildred, Frances and Jean. 
Funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at the Prospect Presbyterian Church, 1342 W. Prospect St., Ashtabula, with the Rev. Kevin Horrigan officiating. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery. 
Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Ross-Billman Funeral Home, a Family Care Group affiliate, 526 Prospect Road, Ashtabula; and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. An Easter Star Service will be held tonight at 8:45 at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund at Prospect Presbyterian Church. 

Glory A. Hamilton 

ASHTABULA - Glory Ann Hamilton, 13, of Ashtabula, died Tuesday, June 23, 1998 in Macon, Ga. as the result of an automobile accident. 
Born Sept. 23, 1984 in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Terry and Janella (Witherspoon) Hamilton. 
A home school student, she was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church of Ashtabula. 
Active in church activities, she participated in the church choir and was a soloist. She was involved with the church teen group and with the church's bus ministry. 
She and her parents spent much time and resources on missionary work. 
She enjoyed playing the piano and reading books. 
Survivors include her parents of Ashtabula, a brother Daniel and sister Joy of Ashtabula, and her maternal grandmother. 
She was preceded in death by a maternal grandfather and paternal grandparents. 
Funeral will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2929 Carpenter Road in Ashtabula, with the Rev John Jones officiating. 
Calling hours are today 6 to 8 p.m. at the Guerriero Funeral Home, 1550 W. 19th St. in Ashtabula. 

James A. Hathaway 

ARNOLDSVILLE, Ga. - James Arthur Hathaway, 71, of Owensby Mill, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998. 
Mr. Hathaway was born in Ashtabula, and had resided three years in Athens. 
He was self-employed as a truck driver. 
Survivors include his wife, Teresa of Arnoldsville; two sons, Frank Senner of Hackettstown, N.J. and Daniel Sullivan of Ft. Myers, Fla.; two daughters, Deborah Worth of Conley Springs, N.C. and Melissa Towers of Watkinsville, Ga.; two brothers, Harold of Edgewater, Fla. and Lyle David of Linesville, Pa.; three sisters, Evelyn Reed of Ashtabula, Vera Ann Peircy of Meadville, Pa. and Rena May Penfield of Linesville; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
Private memorial service will be held at a later date. The Bernstein Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

Ruth M. Kangas 

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - Ruth M. Kangas, 87, a former Conneaut resident, died Thursday, June 25, 1998. 
Arrangements are incomplete, and will be announced by the Marcy Funeral Home, a Family Care Group affiliate, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut. 

Gerald W. Meaney 

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP - Gerald W. Meaney, 74, of Jefferson Road died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at St. Vincent Medical Center in Erie, following a long illness. 
He was born Feb. 21, 1924, in Ashtabula, the son of Victor C. and Benedictine (Frohnaple) Meaney. He resided in the same house all his life. 
He married Elizabeth Hassett May 6, 1950, at Mother of Sorrows Church in Ashtabula. 
Mr. Meaney was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. A lifelong dairy farmer, he also worked for the Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Service for 30 years; and was a manager at the Production Credit Corp. for 13 years, retiring in 1986. 
He was a member of St. Joseph Calasanctius Church; Knights of Columbus Council 4212; and a former member of the Jefferson Rotary Club and BPOE 208. 
An avid hunter, fisherman and traveler, he was a member of the Plymouth Township Board of Trustees from 1990 to 1997. 
Survivors include his wife; six children, Rebecca A. Meaney of Dallas, Ga., Gerald W. Jr. of Plymouth Township, Michelle M. Nosse of Jefferson, Victor M. of Harpersfield Township, Elizabeth A. Meaney of Willoughby Hills and Lisa A. Ives of Kalispell, Mont.; nine grandchildren; and two sisters, Dorothy Manyo of Ashtabula and Helen B. Moore of Tiffin. 
Mr. Meaney was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, V.P. and Richard; and a sister, Mary Rita Mertes. 
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Calasanctius Church, 32 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with the Rev. Stephen Wassie officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Saybrook. 
Calling hours are 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Fleming Funeral Home Inc., a Family Care Group affiliate, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the family, which plans to establish a scholarship in Mr. Meaney's name. 

Catherine Millberg 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Catherine Millberg, 95, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Tuesday, June 23, 1998, of pneumonia. 
Born Feb. 16, 1903 in Hazelton, Pa., she was the daughter of Christopher and Ellen Bushline. 
Mrs. Millberg was a homemaker, who resided in Ashtabula from 1926 to 1968. 
Maryvale Mortuary, 6901 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, Ariz., 85033, is in charge of arrangements. 

Margaret Palagyi 

CONNEAUT - Margaret Palagyi, 77, of Conneaut, died Thursday, June 25, 1998 at UHHS Brown Memorial Hopsital. 
Raisian Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut, is in charge of arrangements. 

Hershel H. Payne 

ASHTABULA - Hershel Herbert Payne, 66, of Ashtabula, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998 at his home. 
Born on Nov. 7, 1931 in Ieager, W.Va., he was the son of Nathan and Leler Johnson Payne. 
Mr. Payne came to Ashtabula at a young age and went to work for Union Carbide. Following retirement from Union Carbide, he was a self-employed plumber, owning and operating Payne Plumbing. 
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Large of Ashtabula, and Tina Payne of Cleveland; son Brian Payne of Ashtabula; six grandchildren; four brothers Norbert Payne and Edwin Payne, both of West Virginia; Luther Payne of Cleveland, and Jerry Payne of Mich.; and sister Shirley of Kentucky. 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by wife Viola; and three brothers, Ray Payne, Ernest Payne and Okie Payne. 
Service is 9 a.m. Saturday at the Guerriero Funeral Home, 1550 W. 19th St., Ashtabula. Burial will follow at Gageville Cemetery. 
Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Estill C. Ratliff 

ASHTABULA - Estill C. Ratliff, 84, died Thursday, June 25, 1998, at Ashtabula County Medical Center. 
Born Sept. 29, 1913 in Paintsville, Ky., he was the son of Jesse and Mildred (Spencer) Ratliff. 
He was a farmer while living in Chillicothe and had worked as a foreman for Bowdler's Fruit Farm in Ashtabula. He previously hauled coal in Paintsville, Ky. 
Survivors include his wife, Mary Etta (Slone), whom he married Dec. 18, 1937; six daughters, Phyllis Torrance, Emma Jean Candela and Patsy Hammond, all of Ashtabula; Barbara Rood of Geneva, Frances Flinchum of Fairborn, and Juanita Newman of Bevinsville, Ky.; one son, Donald Ratliff of Wittensville, Ky.; 23 grandchildren; 53 great-granchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; one brother Lloyd Ratliff of Williamsport; and two sisters, Mary Liz Burns of Ashtabula and Flora Noel of Waverly. 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, May Miller, Kate Tackett, Doris Stinson, and Lora Long; three brothers William "Bud", Curt, and Joe Ratliff. 
Funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Living God, 604 W. 57th St. Ashtabula. The Rev. Robert Falke will officiate. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery. 
Calling hours are this morning until the hour of the service Saturday at the church where Mr. Ratliff is in state. 

Rutheda B. Waters 

JEFFERSON - Rutheda B. Waters, of Meadville, Pa., died Thursday, June 25, 1998, at the Hamot Medical Center. 
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Fleming Funeral Home, Inc., 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson. 

Eli M. Wiitanen 

ASHTABULA - Eli M. Wiitanen, 88, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. 
Born June 21, 1910 in Finland, he was the son of John and Sophia (Rinta) Wiitanen. 
Mr. Wiitanen worked as a maintenance man on the Penn Central Railroad, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church. 
Survivors include two sisters, Vienna Milner of Ashtabula, and Helen Mackey of Fairport Harbor; and several nieces and nephews. 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, John Wiitanen, Larry Wiitanen, Jack Wiitanen, and Elmer Wiitanen. 
A memorial graveside service will be at a later date. 
Potti Lakeside Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1329 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, is in charge of arrangements. 

J. Marcus Davis 

SHAKER HEIGHTS - J. Marcus Davis, 3 1/2, died Sunday, June 21 in Minneapolis, Minn. 
Born Nov. 1, in Ashtabula, he was the son of Thomas W. and Diane (Sayles) Davis. 
Service is 11 a.m. Friday at the Marcy Funeral Home, a Family Care Group affiliate, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, with the Rev. Scott Hodge, pastor of Living Word Ministries of Minneapolis, Minn., officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville. 
Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the family. 

Andrew M. Fields 

CONNEAUT - Andrew M. Fields, 26, of Conneaut, died Monday, June 22, 1998, at his residence. 
Born July 5, 1971, he was the son of David and Jean (Brandenberger) Fields. 
He was a 1993 graduate of Happy Hearts and was an antique car enthusiast. He also enjoyed reading, music and family get-togethers. He attended East Conneaut United Methodist Church and Sunday School faithfully each week. He was also a member of the National Studebaker's Drivers Club, and was known in all area restaurants for his order of "double fries on one big plate." 
Survivors include his parents; four sisters, Kathy Tuttle of Dale City, Va., Laura Chapman of Walton Hill, Marideth Leonard of Westerville, and Noelle Lydic of Columbus; and three brothers, David III of El Paso, Texas, Christopher of Conneaut, and Bryan of Cleveland. 
He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Rudolf and Mary Jane Geer Brandenberger; and paternal grandparents, David and Marguerite (Schaubhut) Fields. 
A memorial service will be later in July at the East Conneaut United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ash Welch officiating. 
Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Raisian Funeral Home, a Family Care Group affiliate, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Department of Conneaut Library or to Happy Hearts School. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 

Harold E. Fleissner 

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP - Harold E. Fleissner, 93, of Plymouth Road died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at his home. 
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Ross-Billman Funeral Home, a Family Care Group affiliate, 526 Prospect Road, Ashtabula. 

Cora Mae Gardner 

ASHTABULA - Cora Mae Gardner, 79, of West 14th Street died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at the Carrington Park Nursing Home. 
Born June 24, 1919, in Saybrook Township, she was the daughter of Ernest and Myrtle (Hazletine) Heath. She was lifetime area resident. 
A 1937 graduate of Ashtabula High School, Mrs. Gardner was employed as a district director for the Girl Scouts and also worked for Laird Lumber Company in the Harbor. 
She was a member of the Prospect Presbyterian Church and was a past matron of Lake Erie Chapter #10 Order of Eastern Star. 
She was a former mother advisor and district deputy of Rainbow Girls and was a member of Redbrook Boat Club, the Women's Circle of the church, and the Pace Club at the Chalk Box. 
Her hobbies included traveling, bingo and her grandchildren. 
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Kingston of Plymouth Township and Joan Wolfert of Ashtabula; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chester J. Gardner, a brother, Richard Heath; and three sisters, Mildred, Frances and Jean. 
Service is 11 a.m. Saturday at the Prospect Presbyterian Church, 1342 West Prospect, Ashtabula, with the Rev. Kevin Horrigan officiating. Burial will follow in Edgewood Cemetery. 
Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to the time of service Saturday at the Ross-Billman Funeral Home, 526 Prospect Road, Ashtabula, A Family Care Group affiliate. 
A Eastern Star service will be held Friday night at 8:45 p.m. at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Memorial Fund of the Prospect Presbyterian Church or Hospice of Ashtabula County. 

Glory A. Hamilton 

MACON, Ga. - Glory A. Hamilton, 13, daughter of Terry and Janella Hamilton, residents of Ashtabula, died Tuesday, June 23, 1998, in Macon, Ga., the result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. 
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Guerriero Funeral Home, 1550 W. 19th St., Ashtabula. 

Esmond A. Hutchinson 
ASHTABULA - Esmond A. "Hutch" Hutchinson, 77, of West 35th St., died Sunday, June 21, 1998, at his home. 
Services will be held 10 a.m. today at the Ducro Funeral Home, 4524 Elm Ave. Ashtabula. The Rev. Joseph Platt of Saybrook United Methodist Church, will officate. Burial will be in Saybrook Cemetery. 

Gerald W. Meaney 

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP - Gerald W. Meaney, 74, of Jefferson Road, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at St. Vincent Medical Center in Erie, Pa. 
Service is 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Calasanctius Church, Jefferson. 
Calling hours are 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fleming Funeral Home, Inc., a Family Care Group affiliate, 49 West Jefferson St., Jefferson. 
Complete obituary information will be provided by the funeral home. 

Ray Miller 

MESOPOTAMIA - Ray Miller, 44, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, after being struck by a car. 
Born Jan 21, 1954, in Burton, Pastor Miller was the son of Ervin and Emma Miller. He was a resident of Mesopotamia more than 20 years. 
He was the founder and pastor of the Christ Covenant Church in Middlefield for the last 15 years. 
A 1973 graduate of Berkshire High School, Pastor Miller was the acting regional director of the Fellowship of Christian Leaders. 
He coached little league baseball and enjoyed deer hunting, gardening and landscaping. 
Besides his parents, survivors include his wife, Mary Therese (McDougall); three daughters, Monica, Rachel, Theresa; a son, Stuart; three brothers, Merv of Middlefield, Mahlon of Burton and Lee of Sarasota, Fla.; and five sisters, Susie Miller and Sara Milgate, both of Sarasota, Fla., Esther Weaver and Mary Beth Schaden, both of Middlefield and Judy Fisher of East Claridon. 
Service is 11 a.m. Saturday at the Christ Covenant Church, 16406 Kinsman Road, Middlefield, with the Pastor Ted Sandquist of the Covenant Love Community Church in Ithica, N.Y. 
Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to the time of service Saturday at the church. 
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Russel Golden Rule Funeral Service, Middlefield. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 
 

Hershel Herbert Payne 

ASHTABULA - Hershel Herbert Payne, 66, died at his home Wednesday, June 24, 1998. 
Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Guerriero Funeral Home, 1550 W. 19th St., Ashtabula. 
 

Dennis A. Schlabach 

PARKMAN TOWNSHIP - Dennis A. Schlabach, 65, of Patch Road died Tuesday, June 23, 1998, at Geauga Hospital, Claridon. 
Born Feb. 23, 1933, in Kokomo, Ind., he was the son of Andy J. and Katie (Troyer) Schlabach. 
Mr. Schlabach lived in Ohio for 60 years, coming from Indiana. He worked at Johnson Rubber Co., Middlefield, for 35 years as a press operator, and retired in 1993. 
Survivors include his wife, Fannie (Miller), whom he married Oct. 19, 1961; eight children, Milo at home; Andy, Crist and Roman, all of Middlefield; Melvin of Cass City, Mich.; Harvey of Clymer, N.Y.; Lizzie Ann Stoltzfus of West Farmington; and Mary Byler of Newago, Mich.; 15 grandchildren; and two brothers and three sisters. 
He was preceded in death by his parents. 
Service is 9:30 a.m. at Mr. Schlabach's residence, 15586 Patch Road, Parkman, with Bishop Melvin M. Miller officiating. Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery, Newcomb Road. 
Calling hours are anytime at the home of Joe U. Miller on Patch Road, east of 15586 Patch Road. 
The Trask Funeral Home in Middlefield is handling arrangements.


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