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Published January 5, 1998

Ned W. Stahl
BRIMFIELD ­ Ned W. Stahl, 85, who operated a 160-acre grain farm and was active in Portage County agricultural programs, died unexpectedly Saturday at his home.
Born Feb. 2, 1912 in Suffield, he was the son of Ford and Ada (Minier) Stahl. He was a resident of Brimfield for more than 60 years.
Mr. Stahl was a farmer. He had served on the board of the Landmark Farm Association and the Portage County Farm Bureau and also chaired the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service County Committee.
He was a member of the First Church of God in Ravenna, where he had served as board secretary for nearly 45 years and taught Sunday school.
He also served on the Portage County Health Board and was a Brimfield Township trustee.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille (Garmier), to whom he was married for 66 years; son, Larry E. (Martha) of Kent; daughter-in-law, Betty of Brimfield; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother, Milton of Suffield. A son, Edward, died in 1996.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, and from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Church of God in Ravenna, with the Rev. Carl Holm officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna.

Dr. Leo W. Anglin
Dr. Leo W. Anglin, 51, former associate dean and executive director of Kent State University's Bureau of Research Services, died Friday in Georgia.
Dr. Anglin was dean of the School of Education and Human Sciences at Berry College in Mt. Berry, Ga.
He was hired at KSU in 1976 and became executive director of the Bureau of Research Services in the College of Education in 1983.
He earned his undergraduate degree from Manchester College in Manchester, Ind., his master's degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. and his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. He was named one of the 75 most outstanding young educators by the Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity, an international educational honor society.
Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline; daughters, Ashley Elizabeth Anglin of Mt. Berry, Ga., and Katherine Anglin of Mentor; mother Anabell; two sisters and one brother. His father, Leo Sr., and a sisterdied previously.
Services will be held Wednesday at the Berry College Chapel. Burial will take place in Leesburg Cemetery in Leesburg, Ind. The family can be contacted at the residence, 448 Berry College, on the Berry College campus.
Memorials may be made to the Leo W. Anglin Scholarship Fund to support the Berry College Student and Teacher Educational Program.

Clara A. White
Clara A. White, 83, of Ravenna, died Friday at her home after a long illness.
Born May 1, 1914, in Wilkes County, Ga., she was the daughter of Willis and Annie (Tate) Fortson. She had lived in Ravenna since 1953.
Mrs. White worked as a cook at Pop's Truck Stop in Streetsboro.
She was a member of Winfield Church of God in Christ in Ravenna, where she was a church mother and a member of the Winfield Women's Group.
Survivors include her sons Carnel (Charna) White, of Akron and Dallas White of Akron; daughters, Mrs. Roosevelt (Christine) Seeden, Mrs. Otis (Pauline) Lott, both of Ravenna, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Shavers of Akron and Sarah Joyce White, of Akron; 24 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Her husband, Issac; daughter, Bula Mae Gaston; brother, Lewis Fortson; and sister, Willie Mae Burton, died previously.
Visitation will be held from noon until services at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Winfield Church of God In Christ in Ravenna. The Rev. Willie Evans will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna. Arrangements were made by Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation Visiting Nurse Association in Ravenna. 
Condolences may be sent to the family at 537 Ohio Ave., Ravenna.

Grace E. Brown
ATWATER _ Grace E. Brown, 61, of Waterloo Road, died Sunday at Barberton Citizens Hospital following a long illness.
Born March 23, 1936 in New Martinsville, W.Va., she was a daughter of Clyde and Callie (Powell) Butler.
Mrs. Brown was a housewife and a member of the Lexington United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, James A., to whom she was married for 30 years ; sons, Robert D. Brown of Akron and John Neeley of Beloit; daughters, Pamela Klusty of Clinton, Patricia Thompson of Holloway, and Carol Toole of North Canton; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Charles Butler of Chester, W.Va.; and sisters, Sarch Winland and Mary Mitchell, both of New Martinsville, W.Va., and Charlotte Browne of Fort Madison, Iowa. A brother, Richard K. Brown, died previously.
Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lexington United Methodist Church, 15035 Greenbower St. N.E., Alliance, with the Rev. Ruby Cairns officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Dean's Funeral Home in Sebring.

Jean F. Cannon
BRIMFIELD _ Jean F. Cannon, 88, died Sunday.
Services will be announced by Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Kent Chapel.

Published January 6, 1998

Harold Van Winkle
Harold Van Winkle, 91, who was a professor of journalism and educational administration at Kent State University from 1960 until 1974, died Sunday. He had lived in Florida since his retirement.
Born Dec. 20, 1906 in Huffman, Ind., he earned his bachelor's degree at Southeast Missouri State University and his master's and doctorate degrees at Indiana University.
He began his teaching career in one-room rural schools in Perry County, Indiana, then taught English in the Philipinnes from 1931 to 1936. He later served as director of publications at Philippine Public Schools in Manila from 1937 to 1941.
He served as publisher of the West Kentuckian in Murray, Ky., editor of the Ledger & Times in Murray, and taught English and journalism at a high school in Evansville, Ind. He also taught English at the University of Evansville, where he went on to become director of public relations, and was director of public relations and news service at Bowling Green State University from 1953 until 1960, when he came to KSU. He was one of the few faculty members at that time to hold a dual appointment. After leaving KSU, he was a staff member with the Ohio School Boards Association from 1974 to 1977. 
He was president of the Quill & Scroll Society, a national high school journalism honor society, from 1946 to 1947, and president of the Buckeye chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists, in 1970.
Mr. VanWinkle wrote many magazine articles, brochures and pamplets, including "Elements of English Grammar, Rules Explained Simply," published in 1980 and "Speaking Freely, Your Right of Free Speech and its Limitations" in 1993.
He also was active in the Rotary Club, American Cancer Society, Boy Scout Council, American College Relations Association, Phi Delta Kappa, the Scottish Rite Masonic order and the Shrine. 
He remained active during his retirement and was honored for his volunteer work with the United Way, American Red Cross and the Literacy Council of Manatee County, Fla.
Survivors include his son, James, of Atlanta; and daugther, Carolyn Kettell of Cincinnnati; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. His wife, Agnes "Gretchen" Schnelker, whom he married May 23, 1932 in Baguio, The Philippines, died May 17, 1994.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mansion Memorial Park in Ellentown, Fla. Brown & Sons Funeral Home in Bradenton, Fla. handled arrangements.

Jean F. Cannon
BRIMFIELD _ Jean F. Cannon, 88, president of Cannon and Hutsler Construction Co., died Sunday.
He was born Sept. 2, 1909 in Brimfield, the son of Harry and Lula (Beal) Cannon. 
Mr. Cannon was a retired carpenter.
He was a lifetime member of the Faith United Methodist Church and past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Olive Chapter 53. He was a member of Rockton Masonic Lodge No. 316 in Kent, where he had served as chaplain for many years. He was a member of the Kent Chapter Royal Arch Masons 192, the Cuyahoga Falls Commandry Knights Templars and a 32nd Degree Mason, Valley of Canton Consistory.
He was an avid gardener and enjoyed flowers. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Corinne (Gates), to whom he was married for 65 years; son, David (Nancy) Cannon of Brimfield; daughter, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Hutsler of Rootstown; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mildred Clapp of Cuyahoga Falls and Lila Moore of Ravenna. His brother, Leonard and sister, Mabel, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Kent Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Dwaine Stanley officiating. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery in Brimfield.
Memorials may be made to the memorial fund of Faith United Methodist Church of Brimfield.

Sharon R. Freedline
STREETSBORO _ Sharon R. Freedline, 31, died Monday at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation after a brief illness. She had received a heart transplant at the Clinic in 1989.
Born April 6, 1966 in Akron, she was the daughter of Boyd A. and Norma (Witherite) Freedline. She was formerly a Mantua resident.
She was a homemaker and had formerly worked as an assisted living assistant at the Kevin Coleman Center in Kent.
She was a 1984 graduate of Crestwood Schools, where she played clarinet in the band and went to a state competition as a member of the forensic team.
She was a member of Portage Faith United Methodist Church in Mantua, where she was active in the bell choir and a participant in the Mary Martha Circle. She was a member of Mystic Chapter No. 32 Order of the Eastern Star in Mantua and a former member of the Mantua Rainbow Girls Assembly. 
Aside from her mother, survivors include her daughter, Aaron M. Putt, t home; sisters, Mrs. James (Linda) Stayer of Hagerstown, Md., Mrs. Thomas (Kathleen) Pierce of Mantua and Mrs. Sean (Eileen) Ferrell of Streetsboro; mother, Norma of Ravenna; and grandmother, Ruth Witherite of Pennsylvania. Her father died in 1977.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Green's Funeral Home in Mantua, where Mystic Chapter No. 32 will conduct Eastern Star services at 5:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Portage Faith United Methodist Church in Mantua, with the Rev. Kate Cox officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Shalersville.
Memorials may be made to the Bell Choir of Portage Faith United Methodist Church.

Vera L. Shambach
EDINBURG _ Vera L. Shambach, 83, died Sunday at her home.
Born Sept. 13, 1914 in Scranton, Pa., she was the daughter of John and Anna (Slikta) Wasliski.
Mrs. Shambach was a transcriber for B.F. Goodrich Tire and Rubber Co. in Akron, where she retired after 37 years.
She was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Lake Milton.
Survivors include her husband, Howard of Edinburg; brother, Frank West of Akron; and sister, Mary (Richard) Rider of Akron.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Eckard Baldwin Funeral Home, 760 E. Market St., Akron, and from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Catherine Catholic Church, 1254 Grandview Road, in Lake Milton. The Rev. David W. Merzweiler will officiate. Burial will be in West Cemetery in Palmyra.

Charles Moulton
AURORA _ Charles Moulton, 73, of Aurora, died today at University Hospitals of Cleveland. Services are pending at Green's Funeral in Mantua.

Published January 7, 1998

Jessie Yablonski
Jessie Kaminski Yablonski, 70, of Creston, a Kent native, died of cancer Tuesday at her home.
Born May 2, 1927 in Kent, she was the daughter of John and Stephania Kaminski. She had lived in Creston in Wayne County for 47 years.
Survivors include her husband, Henry, to whom she was married for 48 years; children, Marianne and Larry Blough of Sterling, Steve of Wooster, David and Lisa of Norristown, Pa., Stanley "Tosh" and Sue of Green, Barbara and Larry Lukas of Parma, Joanne and Warren Burgess of Brook Park, Julie and Miles Steele of Covington, Ga., and John and Beth of Columbus; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Al (Norma) Kaminski of Kent; and sister, Jay (William) Underwood of Kettering. A sister, Helen Steffes, and two grandchildren died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Murray Funeral Home in Creston. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Mary Catholic Church in Wooster.

Jean Cannon
BRIMFIELD ­ Mr. Jean F. Cannon, 88, died Sunday.
Born Sept. 2, 1909 in Brimfield, he was the son of Harry and Lula (Beal) Cannon.
A retired carpenter, he was president of Cannon and Hutsler Construction Co., and he was a member of Local No. 639.
Mr. Cannon was a lifetime member of the Faith United Methodist Church. He was past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Olive Chapter No. 53. He was a member of the Kent Masonic Lodge, Rockton Lodge No. 316, where he had served as chaplain for many years. He was a member of Kent Chapter Royal Arch Masons No. 182, the Cuyahoga Falls Commandry Knights Templars, and he was a 32nd degree Mason Valley of Canton Consistory.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Corinne (Gates); son, David (Nancy) Cannon of Brimfield; daughter, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Hutsler of Rootstown; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mildred Clapp of Cuyahoga Falls and Lila Moore of Ravenna. A brother, Leonard, and sister, Mabel, died previously.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Kent Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Dwaine Stanley officiating. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery, Brimfield.
Memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund of the Faith United Methodist Church of Brimfield.

Gean Van Swearingen
Gean M. Van Swearingen, 74, of Akron, died Monday.
Born Jan. 10, 1924 in Uniontown, Pa., she was the daughter of Martin and Mary Markey. She had lived in Akron since 1980.
Mrs. Van Swearingen, worked at the Summit County Welfare Department until she retired in 1994.
She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary Volunteer Enlisted (WAVES) during World War II, stationed at Treasure Island, Calif. as a payroll officer.
Survivors include her sons, David A. of Akron, Jack Allan of Louisville, Mark E., stationed in Puerto Rico, and James W. of Orlando, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Pearl Fisher of Elmhurst, Ill. Her husband, Arthur Everett, whom she married Feb. 6, 1946, died in 1973.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Adams-Mason Memorial Chapel in Akron. Burial will be in Alliance Cemetery.

Virginia Vance
Virginia Catherine Vance, 70, of Alliance, died Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic following a two-month illness.
Born Nov. 11, 1927 in Dry Run, W.Va., she was the daughter of Robert and Masel (Mullenax) Warner. She had lived in Circleville, W.Va., before moving to Alliance in 1946.
Mrs. Vance was employed by Alliance Manufacturing Co. for 30 years. After she retired, she worked part-time with Carnation Basket Co. of Alliance.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Otis; sons, Ronald, Leonard, Charles, Jimmy and Timothy, all of Alliance; daughters, Nancy Rich and Linda Murphy, both of Alliance, and Kay Salinas of Canton; 25 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Jack Warner of Arizona and Zolie Warner of Maryland; and sister, Eldora Vance of Alliance. Her brother, Garland Warner, and sister, Leona Hartman, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Friday at Alliance Baptist Temple, 1441 W. Vine St., Alliance. The Rev. Randy Payne will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in Beloit. Arrangements are being made by Walton-Schrader Funeral Home of Alliance. 
Memorials may be made to the Alliance Baptist Temple.

Mary Radigan
STREETSBORO ­ Mary L. Radigan, 68, died Tuesday at Robinson Memorial Hospital.
Born Jan. 6, 1930 in Cleveland, she was a daughter of Jack and Josephine Santoro. She had in Streetsboro for 44 years.
Mrs. Radigan was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Church in Streetsboro.
Survivors include her son, Richard Jr., of Streetsboro; daughters, Josephine "Pipi" Vedrinski of Kent, Barbara Tyjeski of Streetsboro, Darlene Slayko of Aurora, and Teresa Ann Cedar of Streetsboro; 10 grandchildren; brother, Jerome Santoro of Seven Hills, Ohio; and sisters, Rose Santoro of Staten Island, N.Y., Lucy Rubertino of Eastlake and Jean Dolce of Willoughby. Her husband, Richard Sr., died Jan. 18, 1997. Her sisters, Angie DeMaria and Aungie Santoro, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Friday at Shorts Funeral Home, Streetsboro Chapel. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Streetsboro.

Helen Streator
ROOTSTOWN ­ Helen Streator, 87, a 30-year resident of Rootstown, died Monday at her home.
Born March 8, 1910 in Cleveland, she was the daughter of William and Veronica (Cala) Duch. She formerly lived in Garrettsville.
Mrs. Streator was a homemaker.
She was a charter member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Garrettsville, and a member of St. Peter of the Fields Catholic Church in Rootstown.
Survivors include her brother, Edward Duch of Garrettsville; and sister, Agnes Stamm of Garrettsville. Her husband, Charles, whom she married Nov. 9, 1940, died April 26, 1996. Her brothers, William, John, Vincent and Albert, and sisters, Margaret Pixley, Katherine Burk and Veronica Schutzel, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 tonight at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home, Garrettsville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Garrettsville, with the Rev. Richard Pentello officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery in Garrettsville.

Charles Moulton
AURORA _ Charles F. Moulton, 73, died Tuesday at University Hospitals of Cleveland.
Born Aug. 10, 1924 in Kalamazoo, Mich., he was the son of Burt and Esther (Fairchild) Moulton. He had lived in Aurora since 1958.
Mr. Moulton was a partner for many years in the Moulton and Heller firm in Cleveland and was a sales engineer at Newcor Inc. of Bay City, Mich., from 1949 until he retired in 1992. He was a former Aurora City Council member.
He was a member of The Church in Aurora.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He was also an avid sail boat racer, operating out of the Mentor Harbor Yacht Club.
Survivors include his wife, Jane H., to whom he was married for 49 years; son, Andrew F. (Tamara) of Hilliard; daughters, Cassandra (Robert) Moulton-Arble of Pittsboro, N.C. and Mrs. John (Linda) Matey of Monroeville, Pa.; two grandchildren; and brother, Edward Q. of Upper Arlington, Ohio. Two brothers died previously.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Church in Aurora, with the Rev. William Schnell and the Rev. Kevin Horak officiating. Burial will be in Aurora City Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Green's Funeral Home in Mantua.
Memorials may be made to The Church in Aurora, 146 S. Chillicothe Road, Aurora 44202 or the American Cancer Society.


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