Miscellaneous Stark County, Ohio Obituaries

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Obituaries -- April 7, 2001

Dewey H. Moomaw
Dewey H. Moomaw, 91, of Sugarcreek, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Walnut Hills Nursing Home at Walnut Creek. He was born July 15, 1909 in Tuscarawas County, to the late George and Minnie Amacher Moomaw. He was Vice-President of Shepfer-Moomaw Bros. Brick Plant in Sugarcreek, a member of the Shanesville Lutheran Church and a former member of the Church Dart Ball Team. He was a charter member of the Sugarcreek Lions Club and was a past Director of the former Reeves Banking and Trust. He is preceded by his wife, Irene Deetz Moomaw ; his sister, Helen Widder. He is Uncle to Brooks (Cathy) Widder of Frederick, Maryland, Mrs. Don (Marcia) Weber of Dover, Mrs. Robert (Linda) Ladrach. Services will be Monday, April 9, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Butler-Varns Funeral Home at Sugarcreek. Calling hours are Monday 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Memorial may be made to Shanesville Lutheran Church, P. O. Box 478, Sugarcreek, OH 44681.
(Butler-Varns, 330-852-2454)

Dora L. Eynon
Dora L. Eynon, age 77, of Canton, OH., died Thursday, April 5, 2001, in Aultman Hospital. Born July 14, 1923, in Cambridge, OH., to her parents the late, Mack and Blanche (Moorehead) Patterson. She was an employee of the Bureau of Unemployment Services, Guernsey County, Civil Service/Head of Selective Service, Davis Dept. Store and Miller Jones Shoe Store. Former Kappa Delta Phi; and a graduate of Cambridge Business College; a Navy Veteran of World War II. Survived by husband, Fred L. Eynon of Canton, whom she married May 5, 1962; daughter, Terry Evans Valentine of Bakersfield, CA.; one granddaughter, Amy Maria Valentine McMichael of Largo, FL; two great-grandchildren, Ryan Edward McMichael and Rachel Marie McMichael both of Largo, FL. Also preceded in death by two brothers, Milford Patterson and Robert Patterson. Funeral services will be held in the Bundy-Law Funeral Home, Cambridge, OH., Monday at 1:30 p.m. Viewing Monday one hour prior to services from 12:30-1:30 p.m., in the funeral home, with Rev. Mark Smith officiating. Burial in Northwood Cemetery, Cambridge, OH.
(Bundy-Law, 740-432-5705)

Judith Cornelius
Judith Cornelius, 63, of Seeman Dr. Carrollton, died Friday morning April 5, 2001 in her home after an extended illness. She was born February 9, 1938 in Akron daughter of the late Emery C. and Edith Costion Cornelius. Judith had resided in Canton prior to moving to Carrollton in 1991. She is survived by three sisters, Marie Tarlowski of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Mrs. James (Dorothy) Butler of Carrollton, Mrs. Jess (Constance) Pulliam of Scottsdale, AZ; numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the chapel at Sunset Hills Memorial Garden in North Canton with Rev. Darrell Doerschak officiating. There are no calling hours. The Sweeney Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton is in charge of arrangements. 
(Sweeney-Dodds, Carrolton
A Golden Rule Funeral Home
330-627-5505)

Judy A. Kettering
Judy A. Kettering, age 58, of Malvern, OH, died at 6:45 a.m. Friday, April 6, 2001 following an 11 month illness. She was born Oct. 16, 1942 in Lumberport, WV to Luther and Mary (Dodd) Arnett. She was a housewife, member of Baxter Ridge United Methodist Church, a 1961 graduate of Lincoln High School, and gave her service to the Lord for over 20 years having worked as staff and in the kitchen at Hollow Rock Holiness Camp to Toronto and Avon Park Holiness Camp in Florida. Survived by husband, Charles Kettering whom she married March 22, 1963; four daughters, Mrs. Ron (Machele) Eick of Malvern, Mrs. James (Lynda) Shalosky of Dover, Mrs. Charles (Roberta) Hendershot of Columbus, Mrs. Scott (Kristen) Lane of Malvern; five sisters, Mrs. Paul (Edith) Alverez of Langloth, PA, Almeda Goodson of Canton, Lucille Payton of Stonewood, WV, Cora Jean Loria of Clarksburg, WV, Mrs. Bob (Glen Dean) Blair of Blacksville, WV; a brother, Victor Arnett of Bridgeport, WV; ten grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Marie Arnett; a brother, LeRoy Arnett. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Baxter Ridge United Methodist Church with Rev. Melvin Truex officiating. Burial will be in Baxter Ridge Cemetery. Calling hours Sunday 2-5 p.m. in the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva. Memorial donations may be made to the Carroll County Hospice.
(Gotschall-Hutchison, 330-868-4900)

Kenneth E. Dinger 
Kenneth E. Dinger, age 71, of Canton, died Thursday April 5, 2001 in the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo. He had been visiting relatives and had a massive heart attack. He was born July 7, 1929 in Annapolis, OH, son of the late, Roy and Lucy Dinger. Kenneth attended the First Assembly of God at Louisville, an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a 20 year employee of Akro Rubber at Canton until his retirement in 1996. He is survived by his wife the former Betty Castle whom he married September 23, 1998; four sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Dor-othy Dinger of Clinton, OH, David and Barb Shotwell of Carrollton, Chuck Shotwell of Texas, Rick and Crystal Lambert of Carrollton; six daughters and sons-in-law, Kitty Jo and Tom Hawkins of Dellroy, Dorothy and Larry Campbell of Minerva, Sandra Shotwell of Carrollton, Carla Greco of Canton, Judy Van Hoose of Jacksonville, FL, Carol Chipman of Jacksonville, FL; five brothers, Donald Dinger of Willoughby, Harold Dinger of Minerva, Doyle Dinger of Amsterdam, Dean Dinger of Minerva, Ronnie Dinger of New Philadelphia; two sisters, Thelma Dinger of Minerva, Helen Cheuvront of Wattsville, OH; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Kenneth is preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Goodyear Dinger on March 2, 1996; three brothers, John, Leroy, William and two sisters, Ethel Caldwell and Evelyn Dinger. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Sweeney-Dodds Funeral Home on Carrollton with Pastor Dan Deam officiating. Burial in Liberty Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. 
(Sweeney-Dodds, Carrollton, 
A Golden Rule Funeral Home
330-627-5505)

Lucille Blanche Masters

We wish you comfort...
the feeling that comes
from knowing how much
others cared for you,
We wish you peace....
the calm that comes 
from trusting
in something beyond yourself,
the ease that comes from
surrendering worry and 
anxiety to a greater power. 

Lucille Blanche Masters, age 84, of North Canton, OH., passed away Friday morning, April 6, 2001 in Aultman Hospital following a valiant fight with a rare brain disorder. Born in Augusta, OH., September 28, 1916 to her parents the late Harry and Blanche Tressel, she lived most of her life in the Canton area and was a 1934 graduate of McKinley High School. Mrs. Masters was a retired Manager of Nancy's Paperbacks, retiring, due to ill health, December 2000 after 12 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Masters, June 29, 1979. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Marianna Masters of North Canton, OH; two daughters and sons-in-law, Caroline and John Roth of Massillon, OH., Jean Marie and Timothy Matako of North Canton, OH; four grandchildren, Robin Nutter, Donna Hermann, Rick Masters II and Traci Hall. Funeral services will be conducted Monday 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Wright officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Calling hours at the funeral home Sunday 3-5 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Monday from 10-11 a.m.

My Heart aches with sadness
Secret tears still flow,
What it meant to lose you,
no one will ever know.

When days are dark and dreary
and nights seem oh so long,
I seem to hear you whisper
cheer up and carry on.

Each day I see your picture,
you seem to smile and say,
Don't cry, I'm only sleeping
We'll meet again someday.

(Reed, 330-477-6721)

Mary Burky Long
Mary (Eppie) Burky Long. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in Karlo Sons Funeral Home with Pastor Jean Hansen officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 10-11 a.m. 
(Karlo Sons, 330-499-6207)

Sr. Elizabeth Joyce
Sister Elizabeth Joyce, C.D.S., member of the Sisters of the Congregation of the Divine Spirit, was born to eternal life on Thursday, April 5, 2001, at the House of Loreto, 2812 Harvard Ave. NW, Canton, OH. Sister Elizabeth is survived by her religious family; one nephew, Peter Marco; and one niece, Mrs. Robert C. Baxter (Gwendolyn). She was preceded in death by her parents, Brown and Ethel Joyce and one sister, Mrs. Patricia Marco. Sister Elizabeth had 15 years experience as an underwriting assistant prior to her entrance into the community. Sister had three years in library training, six years of music. She had also been certificated and had participated in the fields of elementary and secondary Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. Sister had also been involved for many years as an L.P.N. in the care of the residents at the House of Loreto in Canton, OH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 7, 2001 at 10 a.m. at the House of Loreto Chapel of Our Lady of Charity. Calling hours one hour prior to the mass. Private burial will be at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Erie, PA, at the convenience of the community. Memorials may be made to the Congregation of the Divine Spirit or to the charity of your choice. Lamiell Funeral Home, Canton, OH, is in charge of arrangements.
(Lamiell, 330-456-7375)

Obituaries -- April 8, 2001

Ambrose Puperi
Ambrose Bud Puperi, age 84, of N. Eighth St., Martin's Ferry, OH, died Friday, April 6, 2001 in Crestview Health Care Center, St. Clairsville, OH. He was a retired employee of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Martin's Ferry Plant. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church Lion's Club , Elks Club, Italian-American Club and one of the founders of Mackey Community Association, all of Martin's Ferry. He was also a former council member. He was an alumni of St. Clairsville High School and a member of Roman Circle and Victor Emmanuel. He was one of the founders of the MR/DD for Belmont County. Preceded in death by his parents, James and Lizbeth (Cassol) Puperi; his wife, Mary Julia (Morando) Puperi. Survived by two sons and one daughter, James and Mary Puperi, and Linda Lee and Jack Myers, all of North Canton, OH and Terry and Honey Puperi of Bridgeport, OH; two brothers, Albert of Redding, CA, James and Mary Puperi of Martin's Ferry; four sisters, Philomena Zankey of Monroeville, PA, Virginia Puperi of Martin's Ferry, Perina Johnson of Lansing, OH, and Mary and Conrad Fowler of North Canton; nine grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Heslop Funeral Home, Martin's Ferry, Sunday 7-9 p.m. and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH. Rosary devotions will be held at 3 p.m. and wake service 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to Martin's Ferry Lion's Club.
(Heslop, 740-633-1931)

Avanell M. Johnston
Avanell M. Sue Johnston, age 86, of Canton, died Friday, April 6, 2001, after a brief illness, surrounded by her family. She was a former member of First United Church of Christ; Palm River Country Club in Naples, FL; and Shady Hollow Country Club where she had a hole in one in 1965. She presently was a member of S.A.R.A.H. Senior Center. Survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jolene and Thomas Tschantz; grandchildren, Tiffany and Matthew Draper, Troy Tschantz and fiancee, Kelly Parsons, and Trent Tschantz, all of North Canton; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert in 1976. She was a sweet and gentle lady who cared so much for her family and three grandchildren, giving generously and unselfishly of herself to others. She will be missed by all of those who loved her. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Karlo Sons Funeral Home with Rev. John P. Williams, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tschantz-Deuble Caddy Scholarship Fund, c/o Stark County Foundation or the Alzheimer's Association.
(Karlo Sons, 330-499-6207)

David P. Jobak
David P. Jobak, age 50, went Home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 7, 2001, after a courageous battle with a cancerous brain tumor. He was born June 15, 1950 to Ann and Paul Jobak, Jr. David will be reunited in Heaven with his father, who died February 26, 1993. Survived by his beloved mother, Ann Jobak; aunts and uncles, Margaret and the late Danny Pezel, Mike and Rosalee Ruzinsky, Joe and Betty Rusinsky, and the late John and Isabel Ruzinsky; and cousins, Carol Jones, Joan Marie Sweigart, Larry Rusinsky, Jeanne Berring, Shirley Zakaski, Michael and Kevin Ruzinsky, and the late John Ruzinsky. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Paul's Catholic Church in Canton with Fr. Nicholas Mancini as celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at the Lamiell Funeral Home.

Now I'm in spirit,
My soul is set free.
Just look up to Heaven,
In God's hands I'll be.
(Lamiell, 330-456-7375)

Douglas J. Nupp
Douglas J. Nupp, age 54 of Canton died April 3, 2001. Born January 10, 1947 to the late Doyle and Eleanor Nupp. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps having served in Vietnam. Preceded in death by two brothers, Allen and Gary Nupp and one sister, Vicky Renninger. Survivors include one brother, James Nupp and three sisters, Nancy Lynn and Jackie Nichols all of Canton and Yvonne Price of Akron and one daughter, Madeline. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home. Calling hours in the funeral home Tuesday one hour prior to services from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Burial will be Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
(Reed, 330-477-6721)

Isabel May Rogers
Isabel May Rogers, age 93, of Canton, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, in Aultman Hospital. A life resident of Canton, Ms. Rogers had been employed as an accountant with the former Schory and Shellhase Company and was a member of Church of The Savior United Methodist. She was preceded in death by her brother, Herbert M. Rogers in 1978. Survivors include two nephews, William S. and Diane Rogers of North Canton, OH and James A. and Jan Rogers of Springfield, IL; one great-niece, Elizabeth Morehouse; and two great-nephews, Joel and Jeffrey Rogers. Memorial service will be Tuesday 11 a.m. in Cope Chapel in Church of The Savior United Methodist with Rev. George Roberts officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Church of The Savior United Methodist, 120 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702. The Spiker-Foster-SHRIVER Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(SHRIVER, 330-455-0349)

Julie Roush
Julie Roush, age 70, of North Canton, died at Forum Health Hospital, Youngstown on April 6, 2001. She was born April 15, 1930 in Homeworth and was a life resident of the area. She was a graduate of North Canton High School and Malone College, and attended Otterbein. She was an elementary school teacher, taught third grade for 32 years, beginning in Louisville and then Plain Local Schools. She was the daughter of Maynard and Nellie (Stroup) Hummel. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, ESL Tutor (English Second Language) and a supporter of the Humane Society. Survived by her husband, Paul Roush, whom she married November 22, 1952; daughters, Cindy Roush of Chapel Hill, NC, Paula Curley of Albuquerque, NM and Robin Bierschenk of Cincinnati, OH; four grandchildren, Andrew Curley, Lindsay Curley, Sara Curley and Julie Bierschenk; brother, Dr. Atlee Stroup of Wooster, OH; half-siblings, Janet Schibe and Robert Stroup. Preceded in death by her parents; sister, June Maxwell; brother, Lowell Stroup; half-brother, Willard Stroup; and birth parents, Carrie and Earl Stroup. Services will be Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 11 a.m. in Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home with Rev. Jeffrey Shultz of Zion United Church of Christ, North Canton, officiating. Burial in Mt. Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 6-8 p.m. Monday. Contributions may be made to Stark County Humane Society or American Cancer Society.
(Cassaday-Turkle-Christian,330-823-1050)

Lanta B. Richards
Lanta B. Richards, age 78 of Navarre, OH, passed away Friday evening, April 6, 2001 in Aultman Hospital following a brief illness. Born Malvern, OH, May 29, 1922 to her parents the late Louis and Anne Ryman, she lived most of her life in the Canton-Navarre area and was a retired employee of Canton Business Machines retiring in 1989. Mrs. Richards was a member of Canton Women's Bowling Association. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley Ryman and Harry Ryman. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Terra Richards of Navarre, OH; her sister, Audrey Whitehead of Zanesville, OH; two brothers, Louis Ryman and Ray Ryman both of Canton; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Matthew Richards, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday 1:30 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Raymond L. Tucker officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home one hour prior to services on Monday from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
(Reed, 330-477-6721)

Rosemary Walter
Rosemary Walter, age 67, of Massillon, died Friday afternoon at the Massillon Community Hospital. Rosemary was born March 8, 1934 in Canton and lived in the Canton-Massillon area most of her life. Rosemary was a 1952 graduate of McKinley High School. She was employed as a clerk for the United States Postal Service for 25 years. Her father, Joe Eslich, died with the Allied invasion at Anzio in Italy during World War II. Mrs. Walter is survived by husband, James L. Walter, with whom she shared 47 years of marriage; sons, James, Jr. of Denver, CO, John L. of Columbus, OH and Joseph L. of Denver, CO; brother, Joe Eslich of Alliance. A Mass of Christian Burial is planned for Tuesday (time to be announced) at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Massillon. Burial will be at Rose Hill Memorial Garden. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Paquelet Funeral Home in Massillon.
(Paquelet-Massillon
A Golden Rule Funeral Home
330-833-3222)

Sunny (Sonya) Black
Sunny (Sonya) Black, March 19, 1919 - April 4, 2001. Left this world after an unexpected illness. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alex; sisters, Estelle and Pauline; brother, Michael. Survived by her son, Gordon; granddaughter, Stacy; great grandson, Matthew; sister, Mary; and many additional loving and loved family members. Sunny was retired from the Peoples/RiteAid drugstore chain and wanted to thank everyone for the friendships developed during these years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a heartfelt donation be made to the American Cancer Society for research on ColoRectal Cancer at 925 S. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720 or Call 1-800-227-2345. God Bless.
(Schneeberger, 330-456-8237)

Viola Swigart
Viola Swigart, age 95, went home to be with the Lord. Born February 9, 1906 in Hartville, OH to the late Issac and Emma Brown (Memmer). She was a member of McDonaldsville United Methodist Church and was a member of First Christian Church Sunday School. She was a former employee of the Canton Repository and was active with Children's Bureau and was a foster parent. Preceded in death by her husband, Ellery B. Swigart in 1951; three brothers, Ray, Kenneth Brown and Harold Memmer. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Ralph Meister of Canton; one granddaughter, Cindi Bules of Canton; and five grandchildren, Rebecca, David, Elizabeth, Catherine and Jonathan Bules all of Canton; and several cousins; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Revs. Manly Pierce and Charles Ulmer officiating. Private burial services will be held for the family. Calling hours in the funeral home Monday 6-9 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church Womens Ministry Fund. 
(Reed, 330-477-6721)

Walter Stach
Walter Stach, age 88, of Dunedin, FL, formerly of Canton, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Manor Care Dunedin. Born August 21, 1912, in Germany, he was a retired supervisor at Canton Provision Company. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church of Clearwater, FL. Preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one son. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn J.; two sons, Walter Scott and Robert Lee Stach, both of Canton; a stepson, Larry Hammen of Dunedin; a brother, Hans Stach of North Canton; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

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