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Published November 10, 1997

Lewis Miller
WINDHAM _ Lewis B. Miller, 74, died Saturday at his home.
Born March 16, 1923 in Shock, W.Va., he was the son of Lewis Leroy and Estella (Rider) Miller. Formerly of Garrettsville, he had lived in Windham for three years.
Mr. Miller was employed at Rockwell Standard in Newton Falls for 27 years. Healso worked at the Chrysler Stamping Plant in Twinsburg for 10 years, retiring in 1990.
He was a member and co-founder of the Church of Christ in Windham, where he served as an elder.
He was also a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Iva (King), whom he married Aug. 19, 1941; son, John of North Canton; daughters, Jayne Dutter of Windham, Jean Moore of Wheeling, W.Va., Carol Riley of Warren and Anne Summers of Morgantown, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Vernon of Billings, Mont., Robert Sr. and Earl, both of Shock, W.Va., and Michael of Lockney, Ohio; and sister Gertrude Wilson of Malta, Ohio. His brothers, Ray and Harley, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Windham Church of Christ. Burial will be in Windham Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ, 9837 Wolf Road, Windham 44288.

Mary Marjorie Davis
Mary Marjorie Davis, 89, of Ravenna, died Saturday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born Aug. 13, 1908 in Columbus, she was the daughter of Walter and Lenore (Smith) Newhall. She had lived in the Ravenna area for more than 40 years.
Mrs. Davis had worked as the chief deputy for the Portage County Treasurer's Office.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Ravenna, Business and Professional Women's Association and Ravenna Sorosis.
Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Drugan of Ravenna; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Her husband, Oscar "Dave," died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 tonight at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church, with the Rev. Robert Sabatino officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Ravenna.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Immaculate Conception Church school scholarship fund.

Opal King
Opal L. King, 67, of Ravenna, formerly of Cleveland, died Saturday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna
Survivors include her sons, Thomas of Cleveland and Gary of Ravenna; daughters, Mary (Roger) Amos of Ravenna, Joyce (Jake) Bragg of Cleveland and Kathy Burgess of Cleveland; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Margaret Massey of Marion, Loretta "Janie" Cadle of Cleveland, Peggy Cook of Ravenna and Helen Ruth Adkins and Dixie Hamilton of West Virginia. Her husband, Vernon C., son, Vernon Lee and five brothers died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Ripepi Funeral home, 5762 Pearl Road, Parma, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Cleveland.

Thomas Finch
ROOTSTOWN _ Thomas H. Finch Sr., 61, died Saturday at Altercare of Ravenna.
Born Oct. 11, 1936 in Ravenna, he was the son of George and Alice (Crum) Finch. He had lived in Rootstown most of his life. 
Mr. Finch was employed at Allen Aircraft in Ravenna.
He was a member of Ravenna Moose Lodge 1234 and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Survivors include his sons, Tim (Dawn) of Edinburg, Tom (Jane) of Ravenna, and Mark (Rowena) of Rootstown; daughter Mrs. David (Christina) English of Atwater; seven grandchildren; brothers George and Ray of Ravenna, Bob of Mesa, Ariz., and Jack of Rootstown; sisters, Kathryn Bormuth of Kent and Wanda Nicklas of Akron; and former wife Dolores Williams of Ravenna. His brother Don died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Sam Goebel officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna.

Forest Hobson
AURORA _ Forest G. Hobson, 85, died Sunday at his home.
Born in Sparta, Wis., he had lived in Aurora since 1985. He previously lived in Cleveland.
Mr. Hobson was a fuel service engineer and mechanic for J.J. Turner Co., where he worked for 32 years until he retired in 1977.
Survivors include his sons, Richard P. and Thomas E.; daughters, Nancy O'Brien, Mary Szasz and Patricia Textoris; six grandchildren; and brother, Eire "Dutch." His wife, Lois (Niday), died in May 1987.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Kindrich-McHugh Steinbauer Funeral Home, 33375 Bainbridge Road, Solon. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Aurora.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

David Cobourn
STREETSBORO _ Services were held today for David M. Cobourn, 59, who died Thursday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born Aug. 30, 1938 in Rahns, Pa., he was the son of Clarence R. and Helen (Isbrecht) Cobourn. He had lived in the area since 1970.
Mr. Cobourn worked as a crane operator at LTV Steel in Cleveland.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his sons, David of Highpoint, S.C., and Dan (Pattie) of Streetsboro; daughter, Mrs. Jeff (Cyndy) Stanevich of Willowick; five grandchildren; brothers, Robert of Florida and Alan of Conshohocken, Pa; sister, Helen Murphy of Conshohocken, Pa.; and former wife Glenda Cobourn.
Arrangements were made by Shorts Funeral Home, Streetsboro Chapel. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Streetsboro. 

Published November 11, 1997

Gerald Cole
Gerald L. Cole, 53, of Ravenna, died Sunday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna after a long illness.
Born Dec. 23, 1943 in Ravenna, he was the son of George and Lela (Hauckinberry) Cole. He had lived in the Ravenna and Kent area his entire life. for
Survivors include his wife, Rebecca E. (Lowe), to whom he was married 34 years; daughters, Tammy Day, Cheryl Brown and Lela Guy, all of Ravenna, and Teresa Cole of Kent; and eight grandchildren. His parents and three brothers died previously.
There will be no services. Arrangements were handled by Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.

Lewis Miller
WINDHAM _ Services will be held Wednesday for Windham resident Lewis B. Miller, 74, who died Saturday
Among his survivors is a daughter, Jane Dutter of Windham.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Windham Church of Christ. 

Published November 12, 1997

Margaret Zearley
Margaret Adele Zearley, 87, who retired from the Kent Free Library in 1972, died Sunday in Kingwood, Texas.
She was the daughter of E. L. Zearley and Effie Drusilla Colebank Zearley.
After graduating from Allegheny College and Western Reserve Library School in Cleveland, Mrs. Zearley worked at the Akron Public Library and the Kent Free Library. After 1972, she has lived in Uniontown, Penn., Akron and Kingwood, Texas.
Survivors include two nieces, Mrs. Donald Armstrong of Kingwood, Texas and Mrs. David Clingman of Carmel, Ind; six great nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives.
After cremation, Mrs. Zearley will be interred in Union Cemetery, Uniontown, Penn. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Uniontown Public Library, 24 Jefferson St., Uniontown, Penn. 15401.

James Corey
James Leonard Corey, 63, of Ravenna, died Tuesday at his home.
Born Oct. 8, 1934 in Youngstown, he was the son of Alfred Dale and Jean Newell (Layer) Corey. He had lived in Ravenna most of his life.
Mr. Corey was employed at A.T.C. Nymold of Bedford Heights, where he was a process engineer.
Survivors include his wife, Jean (Little); son, Bruce of Burton; daughters, Brenda Cassidy of Garrettsville and Terry Corey of Warren; stepson, Phillip W. Hall of Ravenna; stepdaughter, Mary L. Claburn of Rootstown; nine grandchildren; and brothers, Gordon Lehman of Warren and Dale Lehman of Green Bay, Wis.
Calling hours will be held from 5 p.m. until services at 8 tonight at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. The Rev. Dennis Ervin will officiate. Burial will be in the Little Family Cemetery in Virgie, Ky.

Esther Petot
AURORA _ Esther Bradford Petot, 97, died Monday at Kethley House in Cleveland following a period of failing health.
Born Dec. 23, 1899 in Jackson, Ohio, she was the daughter of Lloyd T. and Bertha (Holcomb) Jones. Formerly of Cleveland, she had lived in Aurora since 1943.
Mrs. Petot was a homemaker and conducted music appreciation classes in Aurora for many years.
She was a longtime member of The Church in Aurora, where she had served as a deaconess, moderator of the church, for many years and also sang in the church choir. She also played the organ and piano.
She was an active volunteer for the American Red Cross in Cleveland during World War II. 
Survivors include her son, Charles of Cleveland Heights; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Her husband, Everett, died in 1982.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at The Church in Aurora at a later date. Burial will be in Aurora City Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Green's Funeral Home in Mantua.
Memorials may be made to The Church in Aurora Organ Fund.

Grace Whalen
STOW _ Grace E. Whalen, 90, died Tuesday in Hudson.
Born in Lincoln, Neb., she had lived in Stow for more than 60 years. She was a 1928 graduate of the University of Nebraska, where she was a Chi Omega.
Mrs. Whalen was an avid homemaker and volunteer. She had volunteered at Goodwill Industries and St. Thomas Hospital in Akron.
She was a charter member and past president of PEO (BK Chapter) and past president of Stow Women's Club. She was the original Welcome Wagon representative in Stow and a member of the Stow Historical Society.
Survivors include her son, Denny (Linda) of Stow; daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Janet) Weil of Asheville, N.C.; daughter-in-law, Janice of Houston, Texas; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Her husband, Jack C., and son, William E., died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Redmon Funeral Home in Stow, where the Rev. Leonard Budd and Pastor Joe Coffey will conduct services at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln, Neb.
Memorials may be made to Goodwill Industries, 36 S. College St., Akron, 44308 or to charity. 

Published November 13, 1997

Dr. Marvin R. Koller
Dr. Marvin Robert Koller was often known as "the professor with the hats." He was also known as the founder of Kent State University's Senior Student Guest Program...and as the man who started KSU's humor class...and as a playwright...and as a talented leather-worker.
But above all, friends and colleagues remember Dr. Koller as a committed educator, who devoted himself to KSU throughout his 48-year association with the university. 
Dr. Koller, an emeritus professor of sociology at KSU, died Saturday at University Hospital in Cleveland after a sudden illness. He was 78.
"He was a marvelous man," said Dr. Jerry M. Lewis, an emeritus professor of sociology and colleague of Dr. Koller. "I consider him my mentor. When I came here in 1966, he was very supportive."
Dr. Koller's involvement at KSU ran long and deep. A professor at the university for 48 years, he graduated from KSU 1940 with a B.S. in education and social sciences. After spending five years in the armed forces during World War II, he enrolled in Ohio State University where he earned both an M.A. and a Ph.D in sociology. He returned to KSU as an instructor in 1949 and stayed until he retired in 1989. He continued to teach on a part-time basis until 1994.
"He was the kind of person every university needs," Lewis said. "The sort of person who is committed as a teacher and as an alumnus."
Dr. Koller was an innovative teacher and speaker, who sometimes used his large collection of hats in his classes. A pioneer in the study of the sociology of humor, he taught a course in the subject as well as the large introductory sociology classes of as many as 600 students. The Kent State Alumni Association honored him with a Distinguished Teaching Award in 1986.
Bebe Lavin, a former chair of KSU's sociology department, who started at KSU as an assistant to Dr. Koller, said Dr. Koller's students remembered him long after they graduated.
"People always ask about Marvin Koller," she said. "Besides his teaching, he really cared about students. He learned everybody's names, even in those huge classes."
He also had a strong interest in gerontology. Dr. Koller founded the Senior Guest Student Program at KSU in 1974 and served as its director until 1980. The program _ now state mandated _ allows senior citizens to take university classes on a space-available basis for free. About 200 people take part in the program each year.
Dr. Koller was also an artist whose hand-tooled leather creations are on display in the Manchester Room of the KSU library. A docudrama he wrote about the May 4 shootings, "5,4,3,2,1," premiered at Ripon College in 1981.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline of Munroe Falls, to whom he was married for 53 years; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Lee and Laura Ann Koller, and granddaughter, Julie Suzanne, all of Arlington, Va.
At his request, no memorial services were held and his body was donated to the Cleveland Clinic for medical research.

Una Hannas
Una Hannas, 87, of Waterville, Ohio, died Wednesday at Arbor Nursing Home in Waterville.
Born May 12, 1910 in Moorefield, W.Va., she was the daughter of Alfred and Rose Combs. She formerly lived in Newton Falls.
Mrs. Hannas was a member of Braceville United Methodist Church and Newton Falls Senior Citizens.
Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Cordy of Whitehouse, Ohio; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Her husband, Earl, died Jan. 1, 1989.
Services will be announced by Borowski Funeral Home in Newton Falls.

Earl Klenck
Earl M. "Red" Klenck, 71, formerly of Howland, died Wednesday at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
Born June 5, 1926 in Jamestown, N.Y., he was the son of William G. and Artis E. (Walker) Klenck.
Mr. Klenck was an operating engineer for Local No. 66 until he retired.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
He enjoyed golfing and fishing.
Survivors include his son, Douglas of Niles; daughter, Karen Madison of Jamestown, N.Y.; stepdaughter, Kathleen Lilley of Newton Falls; four grandchildren; and brother, Allen of Lakewood. HIs wife, Lois DeWalt, whom he married May 22, 1946, died Sept. 19, 1987.
Services will be held at a later date in Jamestown, N.Y. Local arrangements are being handled by Borowski Funeral Home in Newton Falls.

David Griffith
Former Charlestown resident David M. Griffith, 74, of Oklahoma City, Okla., died Sunday.
Born Sept. 27, 1923 in Charlestown, he was the son of Charles and Alice Griffith.
Mr. Griffith worked for Associates Commercial Corp. of Cleveland and South Bend, Ind. and retired as its Oklahoma district manager in 1982. He was also a credit manager for Sooner Great Dane Trailers, retiring in 1996.
He served with the 78th Infantry Division in Europe in World War II and ERCA Artillery during the Korean Conflict, earning the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and the World War II Victory Medal. He was also a member of the Oklahoma City Presbyterian Church, the 78th Infantry Division Veterans Association and the Oklahoma City Notre Dame Club.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; son, Morgan (Caren) of Vevay, Ind.; daughters, Mrs. Curtis (Evan) Gerfen of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Wes (Megan) Newberry of Edmond, Okla.; five grandchildren; brothers, Burnell of Kent, Tom of Ravenna, and Eugene of Charlotte, N.C.; and sisters, Phoebe Swain and Marcene Sorboro of Ravenna and Joan Butz of Kent. 
There will be no calling hours. Services will be held Friday in Oklahoma City. Arrangements are being handled by the Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuary in Oklahoma City.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Ann Marie Stiles
STREETSBORO _ Ann Marie Stiles, 68, died Wednesday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna following a short illness.
Born Sept. 24, 1929 in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Clement and Martha (Giblin) Feuerstein. She had lived in Streetsboro for 37 years.
Mrs. Stiles worked as a secretary at St. Joseph School in Mantua.
She was a member of the St. Joseph Church in Mantua and was a volunteer for various church activities.
Survivors include her sons, William E. of Hiram and Dennis P. of Ravenna; daughters, Mary Ann Langston and Kathy, both of Ravenna; six grandchildren; and brother, William Feuerstein of Richmond Heights. Her husband, William E., died in 1975. Her brothers, Robert and Austin, also died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Shorts Funeral Home, Streetsboro Chapel. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church in Mantua, with the Rev. Thomas McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Shalersville.

Published November 14, 1997

Alma Cook
HIRAM _ Alma (Udall) Cook, 94, a lifelong Hiram resident, avid gardener and former librarian for Hiram College and Crestwood Schools, died Thursday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born Aug. 28, 1903 in Hiram Township, she was the daughter of George Frank and Jessie May (Conant) Udall. She graduated from Hiram High School in 1921 and from Hiram College in 1925. She studied the summers of 1926 and 1928 in Chautauqua (N.Y.) School for Librarians.
Mrs. Cook was assistant to Miss Jessie Smith, the Hiram College librarian. She spent another 16 years as teacher-librarian in the Hiram and Crestwood schools.
She was a member of the board of trustees of the Portage District Library for 33 years.
Since 1917, she had been a member of the Hiram Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), serving as chairman of the board, deaconess, elder and associate Sunday School superintendent. She was an active member of the Christian Women's Fellowship.
Mrs. Cook was a member of the Hiram Historical Society, Hiram Women's Research Club and Silver Creek Garden Club. She served a three-year term on the Hiram College Alumni Board.
Her favorite hobby was gardening. When she was a girl her father gave her some space in the family garden, and after 80 years she was still growing plants outdoors and inside the house.
Surviving is a son, William G. (Connie) Cook of Hiram. Her husband, Leon M., whom she married in 1933, died in 1944. A brother, Howard Franklin Udall, died in 1972.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Green's Funeral Home in Mantua. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Hiram Christian Church, with Rev. Robert Bowen officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hiram.
Memorials may be made to the Hiram Christian Church, Hiram Historical Society or Hiram Garden Club.

Betty Lee
STOW  _ Betty Lou Lee, 72, of Graham Road, died Thursday at her home.
Born April 14, 1925 in Cambridge, she was the daughter of Harold and Ruth (Griffiths) Hardesty.
Mrs. Lee was a member of the Carpenters Local No. 9 Retirees Club and the AARP of Stow and Munroe Falls.
Survivors include her husband, D.C. "Red"; sons, Randy (Jackie) Phelps of Arcadia, Fla. and Rick Phelps of St. Petersburg, Fla.; daughter, Mrs. Denny (Linda) Holmes of Hiram; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Dal Hardesty of Kent; and sisters, Ruth Bailey of Kent and Cora Caldwell of Arizona. Her brothers, Earl and Tom Hardesty, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until services at 10 a.m. Monday at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent, with the Rev. Mark Pemberton officiating. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Stow.
Memorials may be made to Good Neighbors, Inc., 4601 Munroe Falls Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, 44221.

Alvin Lottig
MANTUA _ Alvin G. Lottig, 80, died Friday at his home after a long illness.
Born March 22, 1917 in Garfield Heights, he was the son of Max and Anna (Kasic) Lottig. A former Mentor resident, he had lived in Mantua since 1959.
Mr. Lottig operated Al Lottig Roofing, in Mentor for many years and later was employed at Weld Cast in Mantua for several years.
He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Mantua. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed playing banjo.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his daughters, Carol (James) Skurda of Fenton, Mich., and Diana (Dale) Crocker of Pompano Beach; Fla.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; brother, Clyde of Mantua; and sister, Betty Edler of Bedford. His daughter, Shirley, and sister, Nancy Kettler, died previously.
No calling hours will be held. A private family funeral service followed by a private burial will be held. Green's Funeral Home Mantua handled arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Robinson Visiting Nurse & Hospice, 6847 N. Chestnut St., Ravenna 44266.

John Lorinchack
MANTUA _ John Lorinchack, 71, died Friday at Geauga Regional Medical Center in Claridon Twp.
Arrangements are being made by Green's Funeral Home in Mantua.

Katherine Heller
Katherine I. (Shutiok) Heller, 89, of Silver Lake, a former Ravenna resident,died Thursday.
Mrs. Heller grew up in Richmond, Va. and subsequently moved to Ravenna, Cleveland and then to Summit County in 1973.
Survivors include her son, Theodore (Marjorie) Chrest; daughter, Dolores (Walter) Topinka; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Her husband, Walter, and grandson, Roy W. Topinka, died previously. 
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Kindrich-McHugh Steinbauer Funeral Home, 33375 Bainbridge Road, Solon, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association, Hospice of Akron, 3358 Ridgewood, Akron 44333. 

Charles Knoch
Services were held Friday for Charles F. Knoch, 64, a former Rootstown resident, who died Wednesday in Saucier, Miss. 
Born in Rootstown, he was a 1951 graduate of Rootstown High School. He lived in Portage County until 1964. He had lived in Misssissippi for 18 years.
Mr. Knoch was a former resident of Houston, where he worked in Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center. He was a retired computer engineer for North American Rockwell.
A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include his son, Michael G. of Long Beach, Miss.; daughters, Cynthia Leslie Straight of Saucier, and Kelly Ann Lochner of Gulfport, Miss.; six grandchildren; and sisters, Martha Knoch of Akron, Pat Roosa of Ravenna, Norma Corley of Taveres, Fla., Betty Sanders of Ravenna, Freda Mae Englehart of Brimfield and Bernadette Mills of Akron. His wife, Barbara; brother, Michael; and sister, Helen Burger, died previously.
Riemann Memorial Funeral Home in North Gulfport, Miss., handled arrangements.

Vicki Erdman
Vicki Lynn Erdman, 50, of Ravenna, died Thursday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna after a long illness.
Born Jan. 2, 1947 in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Harland and Rose (Beck) Bennett. She has been an area resident for 12 years.
Survivors include her son, Sabin Sexton of Morrisvale, W.Va.; daughters, Tina O'Neill of Newton Falls and Tracy Sexton of Charlestown Twp.; seven grandchildren; mother and stepfather, Rose and Elmer Head of Streetsboro; brothers, Richard Bennett of Florida, Terry Bennett of Kent, and Timothy Head of Charlestown; sisters, Mrs. Bill (Joann) Forydice of Mantua, Debbie Kiser of Streetsboro, Mrs. Todd (Susan) Wiley of Cleveland, and Mrs. Robert (Tammy) Clemets of Ravenna; and companion, Lee Hirschman of Ravenna. 
Calling hours will be held from 2 p.m. until services at 4 p.m. Sunday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. The Rev. Rodney Head will officiate. Cremation will follow.

Myrtle Bushek
HIRAM _ Myrtle M. Bushek, 76, died unexpectedly Wednesday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born March 22, 1921, in Cleveland, she was the daughter of William and Myrtle (Hawkins) White. Formerly of Cleveland, she had lived in Hiram since 1975.
Mrs. Bushek was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and baking for her family.
She was a former member of the Union Avenue Methodist Church in Cleveland and a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband, Leonard J.; sons, Leonard T. (Marilyn) of Hiram and William E. (Carol) of Lakewood; daughter, Susan (James) Pfleger of Garrettsville; and eight grandchildren. A sister, Betty Ann White, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Green's Funeral Home in Mantua, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Dwaine Stanley will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hiram.

Mark Steinheiser
CHARLESTOWN _ Mark J. Steinheiser, 43, died Friday at home, 
Born Nov. 8, 1954, in Detroit, he was the son of John and Marilyn (Porter) Steinheiser. He had lived in Charlestown for five years and was formerly of Streetsboro.
Mr. Steinheiser had worked as a draftsman.
Survived include his daughter, Jennifer of Madison, Ohio; parents, John and Marilyn of Warren, Mich.; brothers, Tom and Robert of Michigan, Bruce of Virginia, Matthew of California; and sisters, Carolyn Dezenski, Claudia Pratico, Yvonne Lippert, and Michelle Steinheiser, all of Michigan. A brother, Jim, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Shorts Funeral Home, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Charlestown Cemetery.


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