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Published February 23, 1998

Mary Virginia Flynn
AURORA _ Mary Virginia Flynn, 83, died Saturday. 
Born Aug. 18, 1914, she was the daughter of Harry Brown and Iona (Chamberlain) Brown. She lived in Aurora since 1958.
Mrs. Flynn was a dispatcher for the Aurora Police Department for 10 years. She also worked for a time at Standard Drug in Cleveland as a cashier/clerk. During World War II she worked as a riveter at the Brooklyn shipyard. 
She was a member of the Aurora Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2629, Ladies Auxiliary and the VFW Cootiers. She was a volunteer for the Aurora disaster team. 
Survivors include her sons, Dr. Thomas J. Flynn of Florida, J. Timothy of Lake Milton and Christopherof Kent; daughter, Kay Brink of Newton Falls; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Her husband, Joseph, whom she married in 1944, died in 1983.
Calling hours will be held from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Kindrich-McHugh Steinbauer Funeral Home, 33375 Bainbridge Road, Solon, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Aurora Cemetery.

Edna Bayrene James
Edna Bayrene James, 75, of Harris Street, Kent, died Sunday at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital.
Born March 13, 1922 in West Virginia, she was the daughter of Scott and Mary G. (Cooper) Luzader.
Survivors include her son, W. Scott of Kent; daughters, Robin of Kent and Mrs. Jimmy (Debra) Winning of Kent; five grandchildren; sister, Virginia Russell of Kingsland, Texas. Her husband, Doy B., died in 1988. Her brothers, Hayward, William, Paul and Walter Luzader, and sisters, Mary A. Haas and Golda A. Luzader, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Bissler and Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Private burial will be in Peterson Cemetery in Weston, W.Va.

Lillian Stoneberg
MANTUA _ Lillian Stoneberg, 62, died Sunday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna following a brief illness.
Services will be announced by Green's Funeral Home in Mantua.

Published February 24, 1998

Dominic DeSimio
Dominic G. DeSimio, 73, died Sunday at Kent Quality Care Nursing Home.
He was born Oct. 2, 1924 in Ravenna, the son of Ben and Carmella DeSimio. 
Mr. DeSimio was a Kent State University graduate, majoring in speech and drama, and attended Western Reserve University. He had been executive vice president for the C.I.T. Corporation in New York.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Terri (Pugliese) of Dunedin, Fla.; daughters Debby of Ypsilanti, Mich., Dawn Thomas of Houston and Dena Polko of Wilton, Maine; four grandchildren; brother Louis of Ravenna; and sisters Lena of Kent and Grace Weber of Youngstown. His brother, Vincent and sisters Isabel, Lucy, Doris and Mary died previously.
Private services were held today at St. Patrick's Church, the Rev. Leo Wehrlin officiating. Burial was in Northlawn Cemetery in Cuyahoga Falls.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Portage County Chapter, 1640 Franklin Avenue, Kent or the Visiting Nurse Service, 234 South Water Street, Kent.

Lillian Stoneberg
MANTUA _ Lillian Stoneberg, 62, died Sunday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna after a brief illness. 
Born May 1, 1934 in Grantsville, W.Va., she was the daughter of Joseph and Zelda (Fowler) Curry. Formerly from Cleveland, she had been a Mantua resident for 30 years.
Mrs. Stoneberg was a homemaker. She enjoyed crocheting, making ceramics and collecting Avon Collectibles.
Survivors include her husband, John E.; sons, John E. Jr. (Patricia) of North Royalton and Joseph of Mantua; daughters, Mary Jo of Shalersville, Mrs. Wesley (Darlene) Meyer of Mantua and Mrs. Gerald (Cynthia) Polcen of Shalersville; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; mother, Zelda Curry of Tanner, W. Va; and sisters, Ellen Brady of Columbia Station, Ohio, and Sonya Ramsey of Tanner, W.Va.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Green's Funeral Home in Mantua, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Douglas Riley officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery in Mantua Township.
Memorials may be made to the Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department Rescue Squad.

Shirley Ann Whitefield
Shirley Ann Whitefield of Avon, a Kent native, died Saturday at the Avon Oaks Nursing Home in Avon following a long illness. 
Born in Kent, she was the daughter of Russell and Gladys (Davidson) Bachtel. A graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent, she lived in Ravenna before moving to Avon 10 years ago.
Mrs. Whitefield was a homemaker. She was at one time an active volunteer and a troop leader for Camp Fire Girls. She enjoyed cooking and baking.
Survivors include her sons, Rick of Clearwater, Fla., Randy of Ravenna and Tim of Orlando, Fla.; daughters, Diane Zahand of Spokane, Wash.and Kathy Dayton of Avon Lake; six grandchildren; and brother, James Bachtel of Ravenna. 
Private graveside services will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna.Arrangements were made by Busch-Burmeister Family Chapel, Avon Lake.
Memorials may be made to Avon Oaks Nursing Home, 37800 French Creek Road, Avon, Ohio 44011.

Raymond Liber
Raymond R. Liber Sr., 77, of 17616 Afton Ave., Lake Milton, died Sunday in Garrettsville.
Born Jan. 2, 1921 in Wayland, he was the son of John and Selina (Ramsdell) Liber. Formerly of Ravenna, had lived in Lake Milton since 1959.
Mr. Liber was a truck driver for the Farm Bureau, which became Landmark. He retired from the Ravenna Arsenal.
He was a member of Lake Milton Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, boating and bingo.
Survivors include his son, Raymond R. Jr. of Ravenna; daughter, Mrs. Robert (Gloria) D. Braunns of Diamond; three grandchildren; and Janice Blake of Garrettsville. His wife, Rosemary, died in 1972. His brothers, Carl, Melvin and William, and sisters, Wilma Batman and Bertha Berger, died previously.
There are no calling hours. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements were made by James Funeral Home, Newton Falls.

Raymond R. Liber Sr.
LAKE MILTON _ Former Ravenna resident Raymond R. Liber Sr., 77, died Sunday in Garrettsville of natural causes. 
Born Jan. 2, 1921 in Wayland, he was the son of John and Seline (Ramsdell) Liber. He had been a Lake Milton resident for 39 years.
He was retired from the Ravenna Arsenal. He was a truck driver for The Farm Bureau, which became Landmark.
Mr. Lidar belonged to the Lake Milton VFW and the American Legion.
Survivors include by his son Raymond R. Liber, Jr. of Ravenna; daughter Mrs. Robert (Gloria) D. Braunns of Diamond, three grandchildren; and Janice Blake of Garrettsville. He was preceded in death by his wife Rosemary; parents John and Seline; brothers Carl, Melvin, and William, and sisters Wilma Batman and Bertha Berger.
There are no calling hours. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements were handled by James Funeral Home in Newton Falls. 

Published February 25, 1998

Morton Grossman
Morton S. Grossman, who was a professor of art at Kent State University from 1969 until he retired in 1993, died of lung cancer Monday at his home in Kent.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1926, he graduated from Music and Art High School and Queens College in New York City. He began his teaching career in Buffalo, then taught three years at the Cleveland Institute of Art. From Cleveland he went to the faculty of the University of Maryland until moving to KSU, where he taught painting, drawing and watercolor. He also was a Faculty Senate member.
Survivors include his wife, Chris; son, Neil; daughter, Inga; stepson, Phillip Qubain of Gardner, Colo.; two grandchildren; and sister, Sybil Rosenblum of Leavittown, N.Y.
No date has been set for a memorial service.
Memorials may be made to the Kent State University Foundation for the benefit of studio art majors at Kent State University.

Carl Johnson
Carl H. Johnson, 57, a lifetime Kent resident, died Friday in Miami, Fla., following a prolonged illness.
Born June 23, 1940, he was the son of Ralph and Grace Johnson. He was a 1958 graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent.
Mr. Johnson was retired from the Chrysler Corporation.
After receiving a heart transplant on Aug. 17, 1988, Mr. Johnson became a frequent guest speaker on behalf of the Life Bank organ donation program at the Cleveland Clinic.
He was an avid Little League coach in the Kent Recreation program. 
Survivors include his wife, Gwinn (Quesenberry), whom he married Aug. 15, 1959; son, Brad of Sagamore Hills; daughter, Mrs. Ed (Brenda) Haneline of Wellington, Fla.; three grandchildren; brothers, Danny W. of West Palm Beach, Fla., David of Florida, and Denny of Kent; and sister, Diane Kruger of Stow. His son, Brett; brothers, James, George and Jerry; and sisters, Jackielee Snyder and Nancy, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Redmon Funeral Home in Stow, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. David Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1236 Weathervane Lane, Akron, 44313.

Mary Elizabeth Kincses
GARRETTSVILLE _ Mary Elizabeth Kincses, 72, died Monday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna after a long illness.
Born Oct. 18, 1925 in Lorain, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Szdo) Murvay. She had lived in the Garrettsville area for more than 50 years.
Mrs. Kincses was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Ambrose Church in Garrettsville and its Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed her pet birds, bird watching and music.
Survivors include her son, Henry J. Hawkins of Freedom; daughters, Sharon L. Campbell of Garrettsville, Mary Crites of Freedom and Josephine ("Josie") Kincses of Garrettsville; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, John Murvay of Berlin Center; and sister, Violet DeLuca of Akron. Her husband, Joseph W., to whom she was married Dec. 24, 1947, died Sept. 7, 1980. 
Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Ambrose Church in Garrettsville, with the Rev. Richard Pentello officiating. Burial will be in Drakesburg Cemetery in Freedom. 

Eva Moore
Eva M. Moore, 64, of Ravenna died Tuesday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna after a brief illness.
Born Nov. 24, 1933 in Akron, she was the daughter of Josiah M. and Lena Bell (Pegram) Prater. Formerly of Akron, she had lived in Ravenna since 1962.
Mrs. Moore was formerly employed in the security area with Kmart.
She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1055 Auxiliary in Ravenna.
Survivors include her son, Robert J. of Ravenna; daughters, Kimberly K. Grate and Debra A. Guiher of Ravenna; stepson, Robert Moore of Palmyra; stepdaughters, Alice Bryant of Akron and Barbara Mencl of Rootstown; four grandchildren, 14 stepgrandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren; and brothers, Glenn Prater of St. Louis, Mo., and Samuel Prater of Fraser, Mich. Her husband, Robert J., died in 1981. Her son, Gary Klepper, daughter Dianna Hall, and sister, Rilla Warren, died previously.
Private services and burial have been held at Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna. Arrangements were made by Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. 

Hilda Davison
MANTUA ­ Hilda E. Davison, 69, died Monday at Maplewood Care Center in Streetsboro following a period of declining health.
Born Aug. 14, 1928 in Shalersville, she was the daughter of Charles and Nellie (Gamble) Heritage.
Mrs. Davison had retired from General Electric. She also formerly managed Winkleman's Clothing Store.
Survivors include her brothers, Charles Heritage of Shalersville and Austin Heritage of Mantua; and sisters, Margaret Hanni, Doris Terrell and Lois Ball of Ravenna, Arlene Caslow of Middlefield and Wanda Todd of Alliance. A brother, James Heritage, and sister, Frances Patchin, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 1 p.m. until services at 3 p.m. Thursday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. The Rev. Mark Lattimer will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Shalersville.

Ronald Ennis
RANDOLPH _ Ronald G. Ennis, 55, of Springs Lake Boulevard., died Sunday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
He was born April 15, 1942 in Tunnelton, W. Va.
Mr. Ennis was a self-employed general contractor.
Survivors include his wife, Mary (Mooney); sons, Ronald W. (Theresa) and Donnie W. (Carrie), both of Kent; four grandchildren; and mother, Naomi Ruth Ennis.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Bissler and Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Restland Cemetery in Brimfield, with the Rev. Mark Mohler officiating.

Evelyn Lutz
AURORA _ Evelyn Lutz, 82, died Wednesday at Akron City Hospital.
Services will be announced by Green's Funeral Home in Mantua.

Rose Schneider
Rose A. Schneider, 86, of Kent, died Friday at Marymount Hospital in Garfield Heights after a long illness.
Survivors include her husband, Albert S.; son, Donald (Jan); daughter, Mary Ann; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Three sisters and two brothers died previously.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Newman Center, 1424 Horning Road, Kent. Arrangements were made by Ferfolia Funeral Homes in Maple Heights.
Memorials may be made to The Pat E. Crisci Scholarship Fund-Kent State University Foundation.

Published February 27, 1998

Sarah E. Dunning
Sarah E. Dunning, 91, a longtime member of Kent State University's English faculty until she retired in 1967, died Monday at the Crandall Medical Center in Sebring.
Born March 25, 1906 in Bellaire, Ohio, she was the daughter of Harry Meek and Virginia (Gallagher) Dunning. A longtime Kent resident, she had been living at the Copeland Oaks Retirement Community in recent years.
Miss Dunning was a 1928 graduate of Mount Union College in Alliance, which honored her 65 years later with an Alumni Service Award. She began her 38-year teaching career in Shadyside, Ohio, then taught in Barnesville until becoming dean of women at Ohio Northern University in Ada, a position she held for one year before coming to KSU.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Kent, serving as president of the United Methodist Women, member of the Women's Mission Commission, secretary of the Council of Ministries and member of the administrative board. She also was a volunteer at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna and a member of the National Cabinet of Women at Mount Union.
Survivors include her sister, Eunice Johnson of Sebring; nephews and nieces. A sister, Margaret Merry, died in 1994.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. March 8 at the United Methodist Church of Kent. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Bellaire.Arrangements were made by Bauknecht Funeral Home in Bellaire. 
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Kent or Mount Union College.

William A. McCabe
NELSON _ William A. McCabe, 72, died Wednesday at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.
Born July 4, 1925 in Kingwood, W.Va., he was the son of Jerry and Francis (Shrout) McCabe. He was an area resident for more than 40 years.
Mr. McCabe was employed at Pennsylvania Glass & Sand in Windham. 
Survivors include his wife, Elsie (Hart), whom he married Feb. 19, 1945; sons, Allen of Warren, Bob of Nelson, Bill of Leavittsburg, Gary of Windham and Randy of Newton Falls; daughters, Judy Helms of West Virginia, Carolyn Firtik of Warren, Diane Edwards of St. Clairsville, Susan Hurst of Wheeling, W.Va., and Margaret Garcia DeLeon of Arizona; 35 grandchildren;15 great-grandchildren; and sister, Joan Anne Harmon of West Virginia. A sister, Violet Gibson, died previously.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until services at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville, with the Rev. Dwaine Stanley officiating. Burial will be at Harrington Cemetery in Nelson. 

Margaret (Rose) Leverton
Margaret (Rose) Leverton, 85, of Southington, died Wednesday at Burton Health Care.
Born May 27, 1912 in Los Angeles, Calif., she was the daughter of Edgar and Inez (Houser) Rose. Formerly of Cygnet, Ohio, she lived in Southington since 1989.
Mrs. Leverton was a bookkeeper for the Wood County auditor's office for 19 years. She also worked as an operator for Cygnet Telephone Co.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Los Angeles.
Survivors include her son, William (Mary) of Lumis, Calif.; daughter, Peggy (Richard) Blunk of Mantua; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; one brother and one sister. Her husband, Samuel W.n, two brothers and two sisters died previously.
No service or visitation will be held. Burial will take place later. Arrangements were made by Russell Funeral Service in Middlefield.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Cleveland Chapter, 12200 Fairhill Road, Cleveland 44120.

Robert W. Jones
Robert W. Jones, 67, of Rocky River, Ohio, died Thursday at Lakewood (Oh.) Hospital.
Born Oct. 5, 1930 in Ravenna, he was the son of Thomas R. and Elva (Griffith) Jones.
Mr. Jones was an attorney with the public defender's office. 
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Ann (Hull) Jones; sons, Dr. Robert W. Jr., the Rev. John R. and Thomas R. Jones; daughter, Mrs. Peter (Kathryn) Pucella; eight grandchildren; and sister, Ethel Moyers.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 tonight at Zeis-McGreavey Funeral Home, 16105 Detroit Ave., Lakewood. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rocky River United Methodist Church, 19414 Detroit Road. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery in Paris Township.
Memorials may be made to the Rocky River United Methodist Church.

Eva M. Moore
Eva M. Moore, 64, of Ravenna, died Tuesday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna after a brief illness.
Survivors include her son, Robert J. of Ravenna; daughters, Jo Lynn Johnson of Alaska, Kimberly K. Grate and Debra A. Guiher, both of Ravenna; stepson, Robert Moore of Palmyra; stepdaughters, Alice Bryant of Akron and Barbara Mencl of Rootstown; four grandchildren; 14 stepgrandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; and brothers, Glenn Prater of St. Louis, Mo. and Samuel Prater of Fraser, Mich. Her husband, Robert J., died in 1981. Her stepson, Gary Klepper, stepdaughter, Dianna Hall, and sister, Rilla Warren, also died previously.
Services and burial took place at Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna. Arrangements were made by Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.

Published March 1, 1998

Gladys Taylor
AURORA _ Gladys Taylor, 93, died Friday at Kent Quality Care Nursing Home after a long illness.
Born June 18, 1904 in Columbiana, Ohio, she was the daughter of William and Ida (Wagner) Lemley. Reared in East Palestine, Ohio, she had lived in the Aurora and Mantua areas for many years.
Mrs. Taylor worked for many years as a curtain and drapery maker at the Bradley's Furnishings in Aurora.
An avid gardener, she maintained a large floral garden at her home in Aurora. She was a member of the Portage County Gardeners, Aurora Garden Club, Aurora Historical Society, Portage County Farm Bureau and The Church In Aurora and a former member of James A. Garfield Chapter No. 508 Order of the Eastern Star. 
Survivors include her brother, Ralph Lemley of East Palestine; three nephews and one niece. Her husband, Glen E., died in 1972. A brother and a sister also died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Green's Funeral Home in Mantua. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna, followed by a memorial service at noon Tuesday at The Church In Aurora, with the Rev. Kevin Horak officiating.
Memorials may be made to charity.

William Crabb
William A. Crabb, 86, of Kent, died Friday at Kateland Square Nursing Center in Richmond, Texas.
Born Feb. 23, 1912 in Kent, he was the son of Harvey and Mary (Mindeck) Crabb.
Mr. Crabb retired as a foreman at Lamb Electric after 43 years. 
He was a member of the United Church of Christ of Kent and Kent Garden Club. He was involved with Meals on Wheels. He enjoyed gardening, local history, woodworking and helping people.
Survivors include his wife, Sadie (Walter), to whom he had been married for 67 years; sons, Norman (Nancy) of East Liverpool and Stephen (Mary) of Missouri City, Texas; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and sister, Leida Alexie of Kent. His brothers, Coe and Steve Vandersteen, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m.. Tuesday at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Steven Lashbrook officiating. Entombment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Twinsburg. 

George Murphy
Former Hiram resident George E. Murphy, 80, died Friday in Smithville, Tenn.
Born Jan. 12, 1918 in DeKalb County, Tenn., he was the son of Robert and Nettie (Martin) Murphy. He had lived in Smithville for 20 years.
Mr. Murphy retired in 1980 after working as a welder for 29 years at Chrysler Corporation in Twinsburg.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of Amvets and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also was a member of the Eagles. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II. He enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; sons, Bob of Garrettsville and Donald of Smithville, Tenn.; daughters, Dora Murphy Vanpelt of Hiram, Kathy Diana Stence-Fiber of Garrettsville and Judy Greer-Saunders of Tallmadge; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. His wife, Katherine, son, Edward, and great-granddaughter, Savanna, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Robert Bowen officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hiram.

Elizabeth Swenskie
STREETSBORO _ Elizabeth J. Swenskie, 71, died Friday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born July 22, 1926 in Gilmore, Md., she was the daughter of James H. Jenkins and Marjorie Arnold. She had lived in Streetsboro for 39 years.
Mrs. Swenskie was a waitress at Howard Johnson's and the Reserve Inn in Hudson. Survivors include her husband William, to whom she was married 39 years; son, James of Medina; daughters, Elizabeth (Edward) Skidmore and Nadine (Darryl) Wampler, both of Frostburg, Md., and Mary Kay (Jack) Niemiec of Solon; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and brother, William Jenkins of Orlando, Fla. Her son, Ronald G. Brode, died in 1952. Four brothers also died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Eichorn-McKenzie Funeral Home in Lonacoming, Md., where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Lawrence Frye officiating. Burial will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Local arrangements were made by Shorts Funeral Home, Streetsboro Chapel.

Joseph O'Donnell
Joseph A. O'Donnell, 86, of Maple Heights, the father of Albert O'Donnell of Mantua, died Friday.
He retired from Republic Steel.
In addition to his son and daughter-in-law, Ruth, of Mantua, survivors include his wife, Evelyn (Furka), to whom he had been married 62 years; son, Charles (Donna); daughter, Rose Anne (Norbert) Sarver; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary Jane Bricker. A grandchild, Daniel, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 tonight and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at St. John Funeral Home, 923 Broadway Ave. in Bedford. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Monica Church in Garfield Heights. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Twinsburg.

Homer Bescoe
Homer K. Bescoe, 72, of Ravenna Township, died Friday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born Nov. 18, 1925 in Millfield, Ohio, he was the son of John and Hattie Bescoe. He had lived in the Ravenna area since 1965.
Mr. Bescoe was a highlift operator at Lamson & Sessions (RB&W) in Kent.
He was a graduate of Ohio University.
He was a CCC member.
Survivors include his wife, Betty (Massey), to whom he had been married for 49 years; sons, Kenneth L. (Joan) of Brady Lake; daughters, Mrs. John (Karen) Dobrilovic of North Jackson, Ohio; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Robert of Las Vegas, Nev.; and sisters, Lucy Misner of Ravenna and Effie Finnerty of Logan, Ohio. His brothers, John and William, 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 Hillside Cemetery in Mantua.

Carrie Jeffries
Carrie Jeffries, 82, of Warren, died Friday at Ridgecrest Care Center in Warren.
Born Jan. 16, 1916 in Nesquening, Pa., she was the daughter of Robert G. and Carrie (Kanouse) Brooks.
Mrs. Bowers was a homemaker. She also was a waitress at Newton Grill and retired from the Roscoe Credit Union in 1970 after serving as a secretary for five years.
She was a member of Newton Falls United Methodist Church and a past president of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3332 Auxiliary. She enjoyed crocheting.
Survivors include her son, Furman, of Newton Falls; daughter, Joan Carden, of Newton Falls; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert and Frank Brooks, both of Pennsylvania; and sisters, Blanche Garrett, Violet Remalcy and Elnora Clay, all of Pennsylvania. Her husband, Louis M., whom she married April 21, 1937, died Dec. 6, 1984. Her sons, William Robert and Louis M. Jr.; daughters, Carol Ann and Cheryl Ann; brothers, George and Raymond Brooks; and sister, Laura Morgans, also died previously.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at James Funeral Home in Newton Falls. Burial will be in Newton Falls Cemetery.

Orrin Bowers
Former area resident Orrin E. Bowers, 71, of Cary, N.C., died Friday at the University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Born May 10, 1926 in Mogadore, he was the son of Jesse and Blanche Bowers.
Mr. Bowers was a golf ranger at Devil's Ridge Golf Course.
He was a member of the Society of North Carolina Poets and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his sons, Michael of Raleigh, N.C., Scott of Ingleside, Ill. and Robert of Prospect Heights, Ill.; eight grandchildren; sisters, Inez McCormick of Cuyahoga Falls and Vera Beck of Tavares, Fla.; and good friend, Jan Ward of Kent.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service at 11 a.m. Monday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Kent Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Russell Goldner will officiate. Burial will be in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent.
Memorials may be made to the Liver Transplant Fund, UNC Hospitals, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, N.C., 27514.


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