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Published February 19, 1998

Judith Roth
Services will be held Friday for Judith E. Roth, the associate editor of the Record-Courier's About People department and executive director of the Brimfield Area Chamber of Commerce.
Mrs. Roth, 56, died unexpectedly Monday at Akron General Hospital from a sudden illness.
There will be no calling hours. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Faith United Methodist Church, 1235 Tallmadge Road in Brimfield, with the Rev. Richard Smith officiating. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery in Brimfield. 
Mrs. Roth's sudden death stunned her friends and associates, who paid tribute to her as a conscientious and energetic person who was involved in a host of projects.
A friendly person with a hearty laugh, she enjoyed helping people and serving as a catalyst for community activities, but she shied away from the spotlight and insisted on sharing credit for whatever she did.
"Judy loved writing and she loved people," said Record-Courier Editor Roger J. Di Paolo. "She was a conscientious, hard-working employee who set high standards for herself and did her job with enthusiasm. Her death is a tremendous loss for us."
Mrs. Roth initially worked at the Record-Courier in the 1960s while attending Kent State University, where she studied journalism. She returned to the paper in 1989 as a staff writer for the About People section, working out of the Kent office. 
In June 1997, she was named associate editor in the About People Department and moved to the Ravenna office. She especially enjoyed writing her weekly column, "The Good News," because it gave her to opportunity to draw attention to positive accomplishments of area residents.
As executive secretary of the Brimfield Chamber of Commerce for more than a decade, she was the driving force behind the annual styleshow fund-raiser, which benefited students at Field High School, helped forge a link between the chamber and the Brimfield Police Department and organized forums to help inform township voters.
Rudy Tosenberger, the chamber's president, said it will be very difficult for the chamber to fill the void Mrs. Roth's death has left in the community. 
"She was the chamber," he said. "We were totally dependent on her. Everything we did went through her." 
Chamber member Sue Fields, a former Brimfield Township trustee, said Mrs. Roth gave generously of her time and talents and "coordinated everything" for the group. "Within the chamber, I looked at Judy as being the hub of the wheel," she said.
"When I first met her, she came across as being real rough and tough and crusty," she said, "but underneath all that was just one big giving heart. She just adored her grandchildren and her children were her world. I found her to be a dear friend." 
As a longtime member of Faith United Methodist Church of Brimfield, Mrs. Roth was involved in many activities including the church choir, the bell choir, Bible study and the worship committee. A music lover, she also served as a liturgist and played the piano.
The Rev. Richard Smith said Mrs. Roth was a very dedicated member of the church who was devoted to her faith. She often sent cards of encouragement to him and other members of the church to let her know she was thinking of them.
"She was very bold, but honest ... she was able to be confrontational in a loving way," he said. "It's been real special to have her as a member, and I feel a loss because she was a special person. She contributed a lot to make me feel encouraged."
One of her contributions to the church will become visible later this year when a cross is placed atop its steeple.
Rev. Smith recalled that he mentioned he would like to see a cross placed there, a costly project. Sometime after that, during a sermon on being faithful servants, he distributed $10 bills to 20 members of the congregation and asked them to invest the money to something with a purpose.
Mrs. Roth used her $10 to open a savings account to start a fund for the steeple's cross. She mentioned the effort in "Around Brimfield" columns in the R-C to generate interest in the project, and collected more than $600.
The cross was purchased recently, and Mrs. Roth was to be part of the committee to plan the dedication ceremony, he said.
Another close friend, Diane Bernish Walter, came to know Mrs. Roth through their mutual involvement in the Portage County Executive Women's Network and chamber activities.
"Judy's untimely death is a great personal loss to me and a loss for our community," she said. "I came to know her and appreciate her as a dear friend _ a person of impeccable integrity, high ideals and intense loyalty. I will miss her wit and wisdom and the down-to-earth qualities she never lost." 
Mrs. Roth also was the owner of Portage Summit Secretarial Services, which was based in Kent.
She was active in many community organizations, including the Salvation Army and Portage County Easter Seal Association. 
Survivors include her son, Albert M. of Brimfield; daughters, Mrs. Trent (Alisha) Southworth of Dublin, Mrs. Jeff (Tina) Taiclet of Randolph and Lexia Roth of Suffield; grandchildren, Cole, Elaina, Paul and Kara Nicole; father, John Molnar of Fairborn, Ohio; brothers, James Molnar of Ashley, Jonathan Molnar of Fairborn, Jerrold Molnar of Lighthouse Point, Fla., and Joseph Molnar of Whitehall; and sister, Janice Fitzgerald of Lynnwood, Wash. 
Arrangements were handled by the Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Funeral Home in Akron. 
Memorials may be made to the Faith United Methodist Church or the Kent Free Library.

Mary Stoneking
Mary Helen Stoneking, 81, formerly of Silver Oaks and a Kent resident for more than 40 years, died Monday at Hutton II in Salem.
Born April 14, 1916 in Glenville, W.Va., she was the daughter of Okey W. and Gertrude (Jackson) Gochenour.
Mrs. Stoneking enjoyed poetry, gardening, sewing, collecting antiques and being with her family. She was an avid supporter of Kent Hot Stove Baseball.
Survivors include her sons, Charles (Virginia) of Winter Haven, Fla.; Michael (Helen) of Akron; daughters, Marie (Ford) Smith of North Ridgeville, Betty (Blair) Cruise of Ravenna and JoAnne (John) Popa of Salem; 19 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, Jennings, died in 1976. Her brothers, Wayne, Charles and James, sisters, Betty Darrin and Lucille Earney, one grandchild and one great-grandchild also died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 1 p.m. until services at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent. The Rev. Jane Ann Clarke will officiate. Burial will be in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent. 
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 2020 E. State St. Suite D, Salem 44460.

Barbara Mangino
STREETSBORO _ Barbara W. Mangino, 79, died Tuesday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born May 23, 1919 in Jackson, Mich., she was the daughter of Murray and Maraway Curfman. She had lived in Streetsboro for the past 40 years.
Mrs. Mangino retired as assistant librarian at the north branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library.
Survivors include her husband, William Sr.; son William Jr. of Streetsboro; and sisters, Joann Kurlock of Jackson, Mich. and Maraway Ligenfelter of Brooklyn, Mich.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Shorts Funeral Home, Streetsboro Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. J.W. Adkins officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Streetsboro.

Michael Masiello
Michael Joseph Masiello, the 5-day-old son of Dan and Jodi (Teter) Masiello of Shalersville, died Monday at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital of University Hospitals in Cleveland.
Michael was born Feb. 11 in Claridon.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his grandparents, Louis and Susan Adoryan of Twinsburg, Joseph and Marsha Masiello of Cambridge and Richard and Karen Teter of Mantua; and great-grandparents, Gabor and Betty Gonczy of Mantua.
A private funeral was held, with the Rev. Thomas McCarthy officiating. Green's Funeral Home in Mantua handled arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Michael Joseph Masiello Memorial Fund, NICU of Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital of University Hospitals, 11100 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44106.

Stanley Savitts
Stanley S. Savitts Sr., 83, of Hiram Rapids, died Wednesday at his home after a period of failing health.
Born June 15, 1914 in Saxton, Pa., he was the son of John C. and Sarah (Burksdresser) Savitts. He grew up in Pennsylvania, where he farmed for many years. He had been a Hiram Rapids resident since 1954.
Mr. Savitts worked for 25 years as a crane assembler at Cleveland Crane and Engineering, retiring in 1976. He also farmed for many years in the Hiram Rapids area.
Mr. Savitts was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret (O'Donnell), whom he married June 19, 1946; sons, Stanley M. (Debbie) of Pennsylvania, Leroy (Judy) of Hiram, Stanley S. Jr. (Debbie) of Garrettsville, and Walter of Windham; daughters, Shirley Goss of Vermont, Sandra Himes, Charlotte Wagner and Alice Marie, all of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Jim (Sara Jane) Bostic of Warren, Mrs. Wayne (Molly) of Garrettsville, Margaret Hill of Rock Creek, Mrs. Mark (Arlene) Thompson of Akron, Mrs. Glenn (Esther Mae) Martin of Hiram, Mrs. Paul (Susan) Sindledecker of Braceville, and Beverly of Middlefield; 31 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; brothers, John and Paul of Pennsylvania and Kenneth of Louisiana; and sister, Betty Shaw of Pennsylvania. His sons, Calvin and John D.; brother, Glenn; and sister, Martha Maloney.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Green's Funeral Home in Mantua, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. John Ryan officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Hiram.

James Basile
Former Kent resident James "Mitch" Basile, 71, died Jan. 19 in Orlando, Fla.
Mr. Basile was born in Kent and lived there many years before moving to Florida.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of Florida; son, James (Joyce) of Akron; daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Linda) Meier of Akron and Mrs. Gregory (Joan) Melloy of Suffield; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Alfred of Kent, and sister, Frances Myers of Cuyahoga Falls. 

Published February 20, 1998

Rev. Harry Headley
Former Mantua and Hiram resident, the Rev. Harry W. Headley, 72, died Saturday at Mansfield General Hospital of heart failure due to complications of Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
Born Jan. 6, 1926 in Wellsville, he was the son of Fred J. and Agnes E. (Garner) Headley.
He was a minister of First Christ Churches in Randolph; Oxford, Ind.; Hammond, Ind.; and Mantua before moving to Bucyrus in 1965, where he was minister of First Christ Church from 1965 to 1974. He served as county home administrator from 1974 to 1992, then retired.
An Eagle Scout and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Rev. Headley was a lifetime member of the American Legion. He attended the First Presbyterian Church the past few years. He was past president and a very active member of the Kiwanis Club for over 30 years. Rev. Headley was also a member of CONTACT, Triad, Wellsville Alumni Association, Hiram Alumni Association and the Christian Theological Seminary Alumni Association.
Survivors include his wife, Sue (McCall) Dever Headley, whom he married Jan. 6 1978; daughter Kathy Weiland of Trout Run, Pa.; sons John of Memphis, Tenn. and James of Delaware; stepdaughter Deb (Dever) Idleman of Green Mountain Falls, Colo.; six grandchildren and a brother, Paul R. Headley of Wellsville. His parents, Fred and Agnes, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church. Pastors Bob Taylor, Brad Smith, and Mike Wiechers officiated. Burial was in Glendale Cemetery, Cardington.

Lucille Hlatky
Lucille M. Hlatky, 59, of Cleveland died Thursday at her daughter's residence in Hiram Township following a battle with cancer.
Born Dec. 14, 1938 in Masontown, Pa., she was the daughter of Steve and Jeanette Yoskovich.
Mrs. Hlatky was a Cleveland resident for 37 years. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, John of Cleveland, whom she married July 4, 1959; son, John Jr. of Cleveland; daughter, Judy Seneff of Hiram Township; two grandchildren; mother of Long Island, N.Y.; brother, Steven Yoskovich of Long Island; sisters, Mary Ann and Janet of Long Island and Cecelia of Florida. Her father, and a brother, Johnny, died previously.
Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home, Garrettsville, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Published February 21, 1998

Kenneth Kingsbury
Kenneth Dean Kingsbury, 72, of Ravenna Township, died Thursday at the Portage County Nursing Home in Shalersville.
Born March 25, 1925 in Ravenna, he was the son of Albert and Gertrude (Jones) Kingsbury. He was a life resident of Ravenna Township.
Mr. Kingsbury was a general foreman for Horvitz Construction in Cleveland until he retired in 1989.
He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1055 in Ravenna and Local 860 Laborers Union Heavy and Highway for 40 years. 
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Frances (Zizka) to whom he was married for 49 years; son, Dennis Dean of Ravenna Township; and brother, Lyle of Kent. His brothers, Paul and Bus; and sisters, Marjorie Sperry and Cecile Laubert, all died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, with VFW services at 7:30 p.m., at Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna, with the Rev. Tom Poremba officiating. 

Mildred Smith
Mildred G. (Hay) Smith, 86, of Ravenna, died Thursday at her home.
Born Feb. 2, 1912 in Crestline, she was the daughter of Charles C. and Mae E. (Dennis) Wright. She had lived in Kent for most of her life and had moved to Ravenna two years ago.
Mrs. Smith worked in the billing department at the Davey Tree Expert Co. in Kent.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Kent.
Survivors include her husband, Frank, to whom she was married for 31 years; son, John (Billie) Hay of Columbia, Md.; daughters, Karol (Don) Montgomery of Berea, Linda (Tom) DeWeese of Hudson, Becky (David) Calgos of Brimfield and Sherri Smith of Ravenna; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Eileen MacDonald of Lantana, Fla. Her first husband, Louis Hay, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 p.m. until services at 4 p.m. Sunday at Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where American Legion Auxiliary services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Ravenna.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Greater Portage Area Visiting Nurse Association.

Stanley Savitts
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Green's Funeral Home in Mantua for Stanley S. Savitts Sr., 83, of Hiram Rapids, who died Wednesday at his home after a period of failing health. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Hiram.
Born June 15, 1914 in Saxton, Pa., he was the son of John C. and Sarah (Burksdresser) Savitts. He grew up in Pennsylvania, where he farmed for many years. He had been a Hiram Rapids resident since 1954.
Mr. Savitts worked for 25 years as a crane assembler at Cleveland Crane and Engineering, retiring in 1976. He also farmed for many years in the Hiram Rapids area.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret (O'Donnell), whom he married June 19, 1946; sons, Stanley M. of Pennsylvania, Leroy (Judy) of Hiram, Stanley S. Jr. (Debbie) of Garrettsville, and Walter of Windham; daughters, Shirley Goss of Vermont, Sandra Himes, Charlotte Wagner and Alice Marie Savitts, all of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Jim (Sara Jane) Bostic of Warren, Mrs. Wayne (Molly) Stebner of Garrettsville, Margaret Hill of Rock Creek, Mrs. Mark (Arlene) Thompson of Akron, Mrs. Glenn (Esther Mae) Martin of Hiram, Mrs. Paul (Susan) Sindledecker of Braceville, and Beverly Savitts of Middlefield; 31 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul and John of Pennsylvania and Kenneth of Louisiana; and sister, Betty Shaw of Pennsylvania. His sons, Calvin and John D.; brother, Glenn; and sister, Martha Maloney, all died previously.

Janet Wagner
BRIMFIELD _ Janet Y. Wagner, 60, of North Beal Drive, died Thursday at Akron General Medical Center.
Born July 14, 1937 in Ellet, she was the daughter of William and Hazel (Parker) Dent. 
Mrs. Wagner was a caregiver at Cuyahoga Falls Country Place and Anna Maria Nursing Home in Aurora. 
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Democratic Party of Portage County.
Survivors include her husband, Merlin; sons, Edward Gomez of Akron and Michael of Cuyahoga Falls; daughters, Mrs. Donald (Yvonne) Phillips of Akron, Mrs. Dennis (Zoe) Pasquale of Cleveland, Mrs. Eric (Kimberly) Shaffer of Canal Fulton and Mrs. Kirk (Wendy) Nitzsche of Akron; seven grandchildren; mother, Hazel Dent of Kent; brother, Jerry (Donna) Dent of Akron; and sister, Phyllis Pierce of Akron. 
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, with Robert McQuillen officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna.

Robert Young
Robert F. Young, 77, of Kent, a former member of the Kent Board of Education who was active in Masonic affairs, died Thursday at Kent Quality Care Center.
Born July 20, 1920 in Akron, he was the son of Jason and Orpha (Wymer) Young. A Kent resident all of his life, he was a graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School.
Mr. Young retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation District 4 office, where he had been the superintendent. Prior to working at ODOT, he was employed for 25 years as the parts and service manager at Gifford Buick in Kent. He also had been an announcer at the Barberton Speedway. 
He was a Master Mason of Rockton Masonic Lodge No. 316 in Kent, a member of the Kent Chapter No. 192 Royal Arch Masons., 32nd-degree Scottish Rite, Valley of Akron, Tadmor Shrine of Akron and Olive Chapter No. 53 Order of the Eastern Star. He also was a driver for the Tri County Transportation Unit which transports children to the Shriners Hospital in Erie, Pa. 
He served on the Kent Board of Education from 1956 to 1963. He also served on the Kent Parks and Recreation Board for more than 10 years.
He was active in the Republican Party and the United Methodist Church of Kent. He also was an honorary Girl Scout.
Survivors include his wife, June G., to whom he had been married for 37 years; daughters, Donna J. (Ray) Dietz of Kent; Marsha L. (Joseph) Olesky of Kent and Patricia A. (Larry) Kline of Sarasota, Fla; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. His daughter, Gloria J. Lucks, died previously.
A Masonic service will be held at 5:45 p.m. Sunday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Kent Chapel, where calling hours will be held from 6 to 8:30 Sunday. Friends also will be received one hour prior to the 11 a.m. Monday services at the United Methodist Church of Kent. The Rev. David Palmer and the Rev. Kay Dunlap will officiate. Burial will be in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Kent, Tri County Transportation in care of Jack Harvey, 2700 Broad Blvd., Cuyahoga Falls, 44223, or Parkinson Support Groups of Portage and Summit Counties.

Georgia Noe
BRADY LAKE _ Georgia L. Noe, 65, died Friday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born Dec. 18, 1932, in Steeles, W.Va., she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Lester) England. She had lived in Brady Lake for 32 years.
Mrs. Noe had worked as an attendant for the Tree City Laundry Co. in Kent.
Survivors include her son, Todd of Brady Lake; one grandchild; brother, Bill England of West Virginia; and sister, Ruth Payne of Nashville, Tenn. Her husband, Willis, died in 1990. Her brothers, Herbert, Boston, Walton and Theodore; and sisters, Pari Lee Hall, Aretta Jones, and Kansas Walker, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 tonight at Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel and from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, W.Va., where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at The Fanning Funeral Home. Burial will be in Emily Green Cemetery in Pads Fork, W.Va. Arrangements were handled by Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.

Ananias Jackson
Ananias Jackson, 44, died Wednesday at Akron General Medical Center following a long illness.
Born March, 19, 1953 in Sunflower County, Miss., he was the son of Willie and Edna Jackson. He had lived in the Akron area since 1983. 
Mr. Jackson worked as a supervisor for the O.E.M. Miller Corp. for 21 years until he retired in 1997. 
He was a member of God's Way Church in Kent.
Survivors include his son, Damien Hill of Kent; daughters, Natasha Jackson and Talana McPherson, both of Chicago, Ill., and Octaria Matthew of Kent; mother, Edna Jackson of Inverness, Miss.; father, Willie Jackson of Chicago, Ill.; brothers, Tommie, Willie, Henry, Billy, Charles and Bill, all of Chicago, Ill., Charles Brooks of Kent, and Donnie Ray of Moosehead, Miss.; and sisters, Dorothy Bush, Irene Jackson and Precice Baymon, all of Isola, Miss., Edna Jean Redmond and Lynda Jackson, both of Inverness, Miss., Cornelius Anderson of North Carolina, Katherine Scott, Tracy Scott and Shirley Scott, all of Chicago, Ill.; and Sheila Matthew of Kent.
Calling hours will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at God's Way Church in Kent, with Pastor Gilbert Carter officiating. Burial will be in Bellwood Cemetery in Belzoni, Miss. Arrangements are being handled by Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home in Akron.
Condolences may be sent to 1222 Dean Court, Kent 44240. 

Ethel Mayer
Ethel Frances (Jones) Mayer, 88, of Alliance, died Thursday at Alliance Community Hospital.
Born Sept. 23, 1909 in Rootstown, she was the daughter of Eli Fay and Mable (Diezman) Jones. She had lived most of her life in Alliance.
Mrs. Mayer was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alliance and was the Saxon Club, Branch 8.
Survivors include her husband, John; son, John E. of Alliance; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sister, Hazel Weaver of Ravenna. Her brother, Raymond, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Monday at Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home in Alliance, with the Rev. Frank Gross Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in Beloit.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1515 Portage St. N.W., Canton 44720.

Published February 22, 1998

Dorolene Pyles
ATWATER _ Dorolene E. "Dorie" Pyles, 70, died Friday at the Maplewood Care Center in Streetsboro following an extended illness.
Born Aug. 6, 1927, in Sardis, Ohio, she was the daughter of Sherman and Lula (Stein) Tubaugh. Formerly of Rootstown, she had lived in Atwater for the past eight years.
Mrs. Pyles was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Ravenna Church of Christ where she taught Bible school. She was also a member of the Stepping Stones, the New Roots Garden Club and Tuesday Homemakers.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne, to whom she had been married for 51 years; daughters, Linda Pyles of Kent, Connie (John) King of Rootstown, Gail (Michael) Pangborn of Michigan, and Tina (Ed) Koslosky of Ravenna; nine grandchildren; mother, Lula of St. Clairesville, Ohio; brothers, Virgil and Willard Tubaugh, both of Bridgeport, Ohio, and Larry Tubaugh of Lansing, Ohio; and sisters, Ila Nagy and Wilda Sambuco, both of Lansing, Ohio. Two brothers and one sister died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Terry Smith officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna.
Memorials may be made to the Ravenna Church of Christ.

James Mann
James Mann, 74, of Huron, died Thursday at his home following a brief illness.
Born Sept. 12, 1923, in Ravenna, he was the son of Wallace and Katherine (Wilson) Mann. He had lived in Ravenna until moving to Huron, where he lived for the past 34 years.
Mr. Mann worked for the Ford Motor Company in Sandusky for 25 years until he retired in 1987.
A graduate of Mount Union College in Alliance, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the United Methodist Church in Huron, where he was a member of the choir. He belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 171 and was a Past Worthy Patron. He also belonged to the Mark's Masonic Lodge No. 359 of Huron, where he was past Master of the Lodge, the Ohio Association of Railroad Passengers and the Thunderbird Golf League.
Survivors include his wife, Leona (Hart), to whom he had been married for 42 years; daughter, Colleen Mann of Huron; and brother Neil W. Mann of Ravenna. Son Kevin Hart Mann died in 1972.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Foster Funeral Home, 410 Main Street, Huron. Masonic services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mark's Masonic Lodge in Huron. The body will lay in state one hour prior to the 11 a.m. services at the United Methodist Church, 338 Williams Street, Huron with the Rev. Bruce Hitchcock officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park in Huron Township.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church in Huron, the Huron Rescue Squad, 413 Main Street, Huron, 44839 or to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, 44870.

Carl Johnson
Carl H. Johnson, 57, of Kent died Friday in Miami, Fla.
Arrangements will be handled by the Redmon Funeral Home in Stow.

Warren Slabaugh
ATWATER _ Warren E. Slabaugh, 83, died Friday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna following several months of failing health.
Born Jan. 20, 1915, in Akron, he was the son of Harvey and Bessie (Newhouse) Slabaugh. He had lived in Suffield before moving to Atwater in 1946.
Mr. Slabaugh worked as an appliance salesman with Sears in Alliance, the M. O'Neil Company of Alliance and was with Crystal Wholesale in Ravenna until his retirement.
He was a member of the Atwater United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his son, Richard (Freda) of Cuyahoga Falls; daughter, Judy (Russell) Milburn of Atwater; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. His wife, Inez, and brother Howard, both died in 1995. A granddaughter and great-grandson also died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Atwater Chapel, and one hour prior to the 1 p.m. services at the Atwater United Methodist Church. The Rev. John C. Mather will officiate. Burial will be in Atwater Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Atwater United Methodist Church.

Beverly Brode
Beverly Jean Brode, 61, of Ravenna, died Friday at the Cleveland Clinic.
Born Sept. 18, 1936, in Ravenna, she was the daughter of Luther W. and Leora (Doak) Davis. She had lived in Ravenna all of her life.
Mrs. Brode worked as a deputy clerk with the Portage County Auto Title department for 20 years.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ravenna where she had been active in a number of committees. She was also a volunteer at the Christian Cupboard of Ravenna.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald E., to whom she had been married for 41 years; sons, Gerald E. (Kelly) II of Wooster and Michael D. (Teresa) of Columbus; three grandchildren; mother, Leora Rickards of Ravenna; brother, Warren Davis of Williamsfield, Ohio; and sister, Carolyn Chambers of Ravenna. Brother Darold died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Ravenna with the Rev. Tom Poremba officiating.


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