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Published April 25, 1998

James E. Adkins
STREETSBORO _ Services will be at 7 p.m. tonight for James E. Adkins, 59, a 30-year resident and former local UAW officer, died Monday, April 20, 1998, at the Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland following a seven-year battle with cancer.
Born Nov. 11, 1938 in Huntington, W.Va., he was the son of Clarence and Gladys Adkins.
Mr. Adkins worked for the Ford Motor Company at the Walton Hills stamping plant for 36 years, where he was also a long-time union officer of UAW Local 420. At various times, he was production chairman, and employee support services representative, chairman of the recreation committee and the bylaws committee. He was also editor of the "Stamper", the union newspaper, and recording secretary for the local. He retired Sept. 1, 1995.
Mr. Adkins was formerly a leader of Boy Scout Troop 888 in Walton Hills, former manager of the Streetsboro Little League, and a former member of the Bedford Eagles.
He was an avid Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians fan, and loved Las Vegas, making numerous trips to visit.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara of Streetsboro; sons, Jeff of Streetsboro, Chris (Kathy) of Dewitt, Mich., David (Tammy) of Ravenna; five grandchildren; mother, Gladys Englebrecht of Mentor; brothers, Gary, Fred and Mike, all of the Cleveland area; and sisters, Norma, Linda, Ida and Gloria, all of the Cleveland area; His sons, Timonthy and Theodore; father, and sister, Beulah, all died previously.
Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. with services starting at 7 p.m. at Ferfolia Funeral Home, 356 W. Aurora Road, Sagamore Hills.

F. Pauline North
F. Pauline North, 77 of East Summit Street, Kent, died Sunday, April 19, 1998, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born July 14, 1920 in Charlestown, she was the daughter of Charles Arthur and Augusta Caroline (Ensele) Hickman. She was a 1938 graduate of Charlestown High School and a 1943 graduate of the People's Hospital School of Nursing.
Mrs. North was a nurse for many years at Robinson Memorial Hospital and then retired from Akron General Hospital.
She was an avid golfer and bowler. She enjoyed dancing, travel, needlepoint and the Cleveland Indians.
Survivors include her sons, Paul D. (Mary Anne) of Ravenna and Steven M. (Laurie) of Green Bay, Wis.; daughters, Maureen A. (Larry) Barnes of Akron, Patricia A. (Jim) Gless of Kent and Janice M. (Cal) Edgell of Tolleson, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Arthur Hickman of Palmetto, Fla., and James Hickman of Westerville; sister, Lorena Sherrett of Cincinnati; and friend, Frank J. Raber. Her daughter, Mary Ruth; brother, John Hickman; and sister, Ruth Keegan, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Church in Kent. Burial will be in Charlestown Township Cemetery.

Edward Carpenter
Edward L. Carpenter, 80, of Ravenna, died Monday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born Sept. 30, 1917 in Akron, he was the son of Ora and Martha (Martin) Carpenter. He had lived in Ravenna most of his life.
Mr. Carpenter retired in 1976 from North American Rockwell Corporation in Newton Falls, where he was an inspector.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Ravenna, Unity Masonic Lodge No. 12 in Ravenna and York Rite Bodies and Ravenna Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, No. 46.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte (Keevert), to whom he was married 60 years; son, Thomas (June) of Augusta, Ga.; daughters, Judith Lynn Perrine of Houston, Texas and Lu Ann (Clifford) Sage of Rootstown; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Pauline Hensley of Hudson. His brothers, Monroe and Douglas, and sisters, Beatrice Carpenter, Opal Corkrean, Mary Williams and Dorothy Hickman, died previously. 
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until services at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Masonic services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Tom Poremba will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna.

Betty Mosher
AURORA _ Betty L. "Betsy" Mosher, 76, died Monday, April 20, 1998 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cleveland. 
Born Jan. 19, 1922, she was a longtime resident of Aurora.
Mrs. Mosher was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Earl.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Stroud-Lawrence Funeral Home, 95 Franklin St., Chagrin Falls, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Glenn Fertig IV
Glenn Elmer Fertig IV, the 4-month-old son of Sarah (Wendell) and Glenn E. Fertig III of 3908 Nassau Court, Austintown, died Monday, April 20, 1998, in Austintown of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
He was born Dec. 20, 1997 in Youngstown.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his sisters, Cassandra and Bridgett, at home; grandparents, John and Marjary Waddell of Austintown and Glenn II and Mary Fertig of Deerfield; and great-grandparents Jack (Louise) Waddell of Boardman, Sarah Messer of Antigo, Wis., Mrs. Glenn (Flora) Fertig of Kent, Ethel McClaren and Bessie Clark, both of Rockingham, N.C. His grandmother, Lynn Ann Thomas, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at Western Reserve United Methodist Church. 

Joseph Vieland
Joseph Vieland, 83, of Ravenna, died Monday at his home.
Born June 7, 1914 in Mantua, he is the son of Anton and Elizabeth (Reis) Roland. Formerly of Mantua, he had been a Ravenna resident for 36 years.
Mr. Vieland was a truck driver for Elmer C. Brewer Trucking Co. in Cleveland.
He was a member of the Italian-American Club in Ravenna, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1055, Masonic Lodge No. 533 in Mantua, Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie No. 2164 in Ravenna and Ravenna American Legion Post No. 311.
An avid golfer, Mr. Vieland had hit four holes-in-one.
Survivors include his son, Robert (Nancy) of Ravenna; daughter, Mrs. Herm (Janette) Minor of Ravenna; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Irene Kerner of Florida. His wife, Eleanor, died in 1983. His brothers, William and John, died previously.
There will be no calling hours. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Westlawn Cemetery in Mantua, with the Rev. Carl Holm officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.

Susan Reardon
Susan Reardon, 51, of Lake Milton, died unexpectedly Monday, April 20, 1998.
Born Feb. 8, 1947, in Ravenna, she was the daughter of Russell and Betty (Church) Girton of Rootstown.
Mrs. Reardon was a behavior specialist at the Portage Childrens' Center for many years.
She was active in the Girl Scouts. She also enjoyed quilting and collecting teapots.
Survivors include her son, Michael of Ravenna; daughter Mrs. Stacy (Louie) Savage of Twin Lakes; brothers, Thomas (Elizabeth) Girton of Ashville, N.C., Dave (Renee) Girton of Lake Milton; and sister, Kathryn (Joseph) Rook of Peachtree City, Ga. 
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday. Private burial will be in Homeland Cemetery in Rootstown.
Memorials may be made to the Foundation for Asthma Research.

Dorothy Haythorne
AURORA _ Dortha Ann (Robinson) Haythorne, 80, an Aurora resident for 50 years, died Sunday, April 19, 1998.
Born June 9, 1917, in Gilmer County, W. Va., she was the daughter of James Obert and Myrtle May (Thompson) Robinson. 
Mrs. Haythorne had worked as a dish grinder at Walker China in Cleveland.
Survivors include her son, James McHenry; daughter, Ann (Teri Wayne Sr.) Sprouse; seven grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sisters Ellen, Regal, and Tressie Robinson, Lucille Hensley, and Erma Boyles. Her brothers, Hayward, George, Floda, Earl and Robert Robinson, died previously. 
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Kindrich-McHugh Steinbauer Funeral Home, 33375 Bainbridge Road in Solon, where services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Published April 26, 1998

Margaret G. Harkins Conroy
Margaret G. Harkins Conroy, 76, of Youngstown, died Saturday at her home.
Born July 25, 1921 in East Palestine, she was the daughter of Daniel and Florence (Gregory) Gaughn.
Mrs. Conroy was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Charles Church in Youngstown.
Survivors include her daughters, Margaret A. Harkins of Cortland, Candice A. Grace of Kent, Patricia A. Eisenbraun of Randolph, Catherine A. of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mary A. McCarthy of Canfield and Sharon A. Harkins of Fairfax, Va.; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sisters, Tarnie Flanagan of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Anne Jones of St. Charles, Ill. Her first husband, Eugene E. Harkins, whom she married Dec. 27, 1941, died Jan. 6, 1960. Her second husband, Michael J. Conroy, whom she married Oct. 28, 1967, died June 14, 1991. Her brothers, James and Edward Gaughn and sister, Helen L. Fletcher, also died previously.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Monday at the Fox Funeral Home in Youngstown where services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Services also will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Charles Church.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, 44512, or the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, 44406.

Miller "Ed" Clark
Miller "Ed" Clark, 85, of McConellsville, died Saturday at Marietta Center in Marietta.
Born Jan. 2, 1913 in Jacksonburg, W.Va., he was the son of Clarence and Margaret Melissa (Hayes) Clark.
Mr. Clark was a farmer and a member of Ullman Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Mae E. (Havles), whom he married May 17, 1941; sons, Melvin of Beverly, John (Cindy) of Windham and Jerry (Julie) of Beverly; daughters, Mrs. Louie (Margie) Gyulai of Brimfield, Mrs. Richard (Naomi) Shuster of Stockport, Mrs. Dayton (Nancy) Hickerson of Ravenna, Mrs. Dave (Sheri) Treadway of Marietta, Mrs. Richard (Thelma) Eckert of Springdale, Ark.; 31 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Rosa Gorby of Windham, Geneiveve Webb of Aurora, Colo., and Alice and Toy of Columbus. His brothers, Omer, Austin and James; and sisters, Ruth, Florence Greathouse and Floy died previously.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the McCurdy Funeral Home in Beverly where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Randy Baker officiating. Burial will be in Centerville Cemetery near Beverly.

Harold W. Cromis Sr.
Harold W. Cromis Sr., 84, died Friday.
Born in Berwick, Pa., he lived in the Suffield area for 64 years.
Mr. Cromis was employed by Goodyear Aerospace for 33 years, retiring in 1974. 
He was one of the first volunteer firemen in Suffield.
He was a member of the Suffield United Church of Christ; Amos H. Englebeck Lodge 751 F&AM; and 32 Degree Scottish Rite, Valley of Akron. 
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Kathryn; son, Harold Jr. (Sue) of Suffield; daughters, Mrs. Don (Eleanor) Douglas of Uniontown and Mrs. Jack (Charlotte) Tendo of Jacksonville, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. His daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Richard Myers, and parents, Charles and Augusta Cromis, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 547 Canton Road, Akron, where Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Suffield United Church of Christ, 1115 S.R. 43, with the Rev. Earl F. Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Park in Akron.
Memorials may be made to the Suffield United Christ of Christ or the Suffield Fire Department.

Juanita Sue (Newman) Cobb
MANTUA TOWNSHIP _ Juanita Sue (Newman) Cobb, 56, died Saturday at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital following a six-week illness with pneumonia.
Born Nov. 28, 1941 in Morganton, Ga., she was the daughter of Otto and Vestie (Cole) Newman. Formerly of Thompson, she had been a Mantua area resident for the last 25 years. 
Mrs. Cobb was a homemaker. She enjoyed the outdoors and prided herself on her showcase gardens at her residence.
Survivors include her husband, Darrel H. of Mantua Township; son, Michael D. of Cuyahoga Falls; daughters, Cynthia K. Mullins of Kent and Marnita S. of Streetsboro; three grandchildren; brother, H.A. Newman of Calhoun, Ga.; and sisters, Oralee Hunter of Morganton, Ga., Ragena Foster of Merreville, Ind., Frankie Bingham of Morganton, Ga. and Aretta Cooper of Belair. A brother and sister died previously.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Green's Funeral Home in Mantua, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Ed Peterson officiating. Burial will follow at Westlawn Cemetery in Mantua Township.

Kathryn L. "Kay" Murray
Kathryn L. "Kay" Murray, 76, of Ravenna, died Saturday at Altercare of Ravenna after a short illness.
Born June 19, 1921 in Painesville, she was the daughter of Edgar and Rhea (O'Brien) Berkey.
Mrs. Murray was a homemaker. Formerly of Garden Grove, Calif., she had moved to Ravenna in 1978. 
She was an avid bowler who helped to organize the Chicken Manor bowling league at Twin Star. 
Survivors include her son, Michael of Springfield; grandson, Matthew; brother, Kyle Berkey of Fresno, Calif.; and a cousin, Patty Palmer of Mentor. Her husband of 48 years, Howard, died in 1991.
Calling hours will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home in Ravenna where services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert A. Sabatino officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna.

Published April 28, 1998

Jeanette L. (Mundy) Reader
Jeanette L. (Mundy) Reader, 37, of New Waterford, Ohio, a former Rootstown resident, died Sunday, April 26, 1998, at her residence.
Born Jan. 21, 1961 in Summersville, W. Va., she was the daughter of Archie and Macel (Brown) Mundy. She had resided in New Waterford for the past year. Formerly of Youngstown, and had lived in Rootstown until she was 19.
Mrs. Reader managed the A & W Restaurant in Boardman.
Survivors include her husband, Michael; son, Kyle; daughter, Karlee; mother, Macel Mundy; brothers Archie of Colorado and Edward of Rootstown; and sisters, Sharon Eubank of North Royalton, Karen Harris of Atlanta, Ga., and Barbara Miley of North Randolph.
Visitation will be held from noon until services at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Burial will be in Homeland Cemetery in Rootstown.

Carl W. Moll
Carl W. Moll, 73, of Berkeley Street in Kent, died Saturday, April 25, 1998 at his home.
Born June 17, 1924 in Cleveland, he was the son of Leopold and Mary (Stalzer) Moll.
Mr. Moll was employed by RB&W Co. in Kent for 36 years until he retired in 1986. He was a packer. 
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in Battery A, 254th Field Artillery Battalion, in the Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He earned three Bronze Stars.
He was a member of St. Patrick Church in Kent.
Survivors include his sons, Carl Lee, Lawrence James, Edward Michael, and Jeffrey Allen (Lynn), all of Kent; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Loretta Steiner of Twinsburg. His wife, Mary Ann (Strayer), died in 1987.His sister, Doris Cook, died in 1965 and his brother-in-law, Myron Steiner, died in 1986.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Church in Kent. Burial will be in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Portage County Chapter, 1640 Franklin Ave., Kent.

Juanita Sue (Newman) Cobb
MANTUA TOWNSHIP _ Juanita Sue (Newman) Cobb, 56, died Saturday, April 25, 1998, at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital following a six-week illness with pneumonia.
Born May 28, 1941 in Morganton, Ga., she was the daughter of Otto and Vestie (Cole) Newman. Formerly of Thompson, she had been a Mantua area resident for the last 25 years. 
Mrs. Cobb was a homemaker. She enjoyed the outdoors and prided herself on her showcase gardens at her residence.
Survivors include her husband, Darrel H. of Mantua Township; son, Michael D. of Cuyahoga Falls; daughters, Cynthia K. Mullins of Kent and Marnita S. of Streetsboro; three grandchildren; brother, H.A. Newman of Calhoun, Ga.; and sisters, Oralee Hunter of Morganton, Ga., Ragena Foster of Merreville, Ind., Frankie Bingham of Morganton, Ga. and Aretta Cooper of Bellaire. A brother and sister died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 tonight at Green's Funeral Home in Mantua, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Ed Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery in Mantua Township.

Published April 29, 1998

Harold Erwin Sapp
Harold Erwin Sapp, 76, died Monday, April 20, 1998, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Scottsville, Ky. following a sudden illness.
Born in Ravenna, he was the son of the late Harry Alvin Sapp and Mabel (Clapp) Sapp.
Mr. Sapp was retired from Pet Milk Co. and Farmers National Bank.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Scottsville, and the Jolly Rogers 90th. Bomb Group (H). He was an avid golfer.
Survivors include his sons, Robert A.and Michael S., both of Scottsville; daughters, Carol Marsh and Susan Williams, both of Scottsville, and Mary Alice Wilkinson of Louisville, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; brother, Merle of Kent, Wash.; and many local nephews and nieces. His wife, Carolyn (Baxter); and brother, Lloyd A. Sr., died previously.
Services were held on April 23 at T.W. Crow and Son Funeral Chapel in Scottsville. Burial was in Scottsville. Condolences may be sent to the family at 378 Oliver St., Scottsville, Ky. 42164. 

Boyd A. McClellan
Boyd A. McClellan, 85, died Monday, April 27, 1998, after a battle with lung cancer.
Born in Decatur, Mich., he had resided in Mogadore for 65 years. He most recently resided at Stow-Glen in Stow.
Mr. McClellan retired in 1978 from N.R.M. as manager of engineering scheduling.
He was a member of Hilltop Christian Church in Mantua, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Mt. Akra Masonic Lodge No. 680Order of the Eastern Star, Mystic Chapter No. 32 of Mantua.
Survivors include his wife, Jean (Atchison); daughters, Gloria (Patrick) Finnegan of Dallas, Texas, Judy (John) Jakubisin of Arlington, Texas, and Connie (Bob) Moore of Brimfield; stepdaughter Janelle (Walter) Jarosh of Pittsburgh, Pa.; stepson, Robert (Rose Marie) Groves of Mountain Lakes, N.J.; seven grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 6 step great-grandchildren. His first wife, Olive, granddaughter, Lori Jakubisin, and stepdaughter, Betty Copp, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home im Mogadore, where Masonic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. A graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Cemetery in Mogadore, with the Rev. Will Stackhouse officiating.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 3250 W. Market St., Akron 44333 or the Portage County Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice, 234 S. Water St., Kent 44240.

Published April 30, 1998

Zona B. Smith
GARRETTSVILLE _ Zona B. (Ely) Smith, 96, a Garrettsville area resident since 1920, died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at her home.
Born Oct. 22, 1901 in Parkman, she was the daughter of Lester G. and Grace (Fleming) Dunn. 
Mrs. Smith retired 33 years ago from Polson Rubber Co. in Garrettsville. 
She was a member of Faith Evangelical Free Church of Nelson. She enjoyed crocheting and traveling.
Survivors include her sons, Elton Ely of Inverness, Fla. and Robert L. Ely of Garrettsville; daughter, Eleanor Sandridge of St. Petersburg, Fla.; stepsons, Leslie, Lester, Robin and Gerald Smith; stepdaughters, Shirley Mirande, Sue Fairchild and Chleoann Sweet; 45 grandchildren; 81 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Roy Dunn of California; sisters, Margaret Stegel of Ringold, Ga., Mary Ellen Gallaway of Florida, Ila Schelenger of Colorado, Nina Reibe of Sebring, Thelma Simms of Orrville, Ohio and Jean Sawyer of Canal Fulton. Her first husband, Ernest O., whom she married April 24, 1920, died in 1972. Her second husband, Harold M., died Feb. 27, 1982. A daughter, Grace Nichol, and a stepson, Harold, also died previously.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Nelson,. Burial will be in Park Cemetery in Garrettsville. Arrangements are being handled by Borowski Funeral Home in Newton Falls.

Craig Taylor
STREETSBORO _ Craig J. Taylor, 49, died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at Akron City Hospital.
Born Oct. 18, 1948, in Cleveland, he was the son of Clifford W. and Beatrice J. (Frizek) Taylor. A Streetsboro resident since 1994, he formerly resided in Stow.
Mr. Taylor had been employed for several years as an order-biller in the warehouse at Boston Distributors in Bedford Heights.
He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Streetsboro.
Survivors include his brothers, Clifford (Loraine) of Oakwood Village, and Richard (Marianne) of Streetsboro; sisters, Judy (Sam) Seminator of Akron, Debbie (Tim) Cunningham of Streetsboro, and Susan Vetovitz of Broadview Heights; and friend Jim Dotson of Streetsboro. His parents died previously.
No calling hours will be held. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Streetsboro United Methodist Church, with the Rev. James Cox officiating. Green's Funeral Home in Mantua is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation in Cleveland.

Roscoe Pyles
Roscoe C. Pyles, 94, of Ravenna, died Wednesday, April 29, 1998, at Robinson Memorial Hospital.
Born Sept. 11, 1903, in Clarington, Ohio, he was the son of Sherman and Jenny (Clagg) Pyles. He resided in Ravenna most of his life.
Mr. Pyle worked as a molder for A.C. Williams Co. in Ravenna, retiring in 1968. He also was a tool sharpener for the family business, Pyles' Scissor Shop. 
He formerly attended the Cathedral of Tomorrow in Cuyahoga Falls.
Survivors include his son, Wayne of Atwater; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. His wife, Ethel, died previously in 1986. His brothers, Paul and Lester, and sister, Lela Jeffers, also died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Terry Smith officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna.
Memorials may be made to Ravenna Church of Christ.

Helen Burnside
Helen C. Burnside, 61, of Diamond died Wednesday, April 29, 1998, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna of cancer.
Born Nov. 3, 1936 in Lexington, Ky., she was the daughter of John and Inez (Short) Elam.
Mrs. Burnside was a housewife.
She enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
Survivors include her husband, Teddy A., whom she married June, 1968; son, Frank S. Short of Lake Milton; daughter, Mrs. Mike (Susanne G.) Howel of St. Cloud, Fla.; stepsons, Billy Burnside of Newton Falls and Floyd Burnside of Vermilion; stepdaughters, Brenda Stagerwalt of Rootstown, Mrs. Cecil (Vicky) Patrick and Mrs. Gary (Jean) Guin, both of Mesa, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers Charles Elam of Georgetown, Ky., Jerry Elam of Lexington, Ky., and Ray Elam of Florida, and sister, Mrs. Kermit (Neva) Blackburn of Lexington, Ky. A stepson, Wayne Burnside, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Palmyra Cemetery.

Betty Louise Colian
Betty Louise Colian, 68, of Salem, the mother of Maree E. Madgett of Windham, died Wednesday, April 29, 1998, at her home.
Born Oct. 23, 1929, she was the daughter of Frederick S. Mix Sr. and Esther (Ryser) Mix. She was life resident of Salem.
Mrs. Colian worked for 32 years as a dietary secretary at Salem Community Hospital. She retired in 1994.
In addition to her daughter in Windham, survivors include her husband, Pat J.; four sons; one daughter; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two brothers. Two brothers and a sister died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Stark Memorial Funeral Home, 1014 E. State St. in Salem. Services will be held at noon Saturday at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Salem. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Salem Alumni Association, 328 E. State St., Salem, 44460 or Our Lady's Purse, 157 Ohio Ave., Salem.

Bette Hoffman
Bette B. Hoffman, 77, of Gulfport, Fla., a former Ravenna resident, died Friday, April 24, 1998, at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Born in Chicago, she moved to Florida 18 years ago from Ravenna.
Mrs. Hoffman was a homemaker.
Survivors include her son, Daniel Grice of Ravenna; daughter, Toni Johnson of Maryland; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
There were no services. Cremation hastaken place. Arrangements were made by Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home in Gulfport, Fla.


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