|Obituaries -- March 26, 2001
Anne E. Weaver
Anne E. Weaver. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:00
p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Stanley Wallace officiating. Burial
will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Calling hours in the funeral home
Monday 6-9 p.m.
Augustus F. Rininger
Augustus F. Rininger, age 60 of Canton died early Friday morning in
Altercare of Navarre. Born August 30,1940 in Canton to the late Mervin
and Thelma Rininger. He was a member of United Gospel Tabernacle Church
of God and was retired from Stark Ceramics after 19 years of service. Preceded
in death by one brother, Joseph Rininger. Survivors include one brother
and sister-in-law, Philip and Barbara Rininger of Canton; six sisters and
brothers-in-law, Milodene Powell and Nancy Rexrode both of Kernersville,
NC, Arletta Rininger, Vera and Delmer Anderson, Shirley and Barry Elliott
and Brenda Sell, all of Canton. There are four aunts, Hazel Essig of Bolivar,
OH, Gladys Sanko of Alliance, OH, Charlotte Whittman of Olivia, MN, Betty
Varner of North Canton and numerous nieces and nephews also surviving.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the Reed Funeral
Home with Rev. Greg Griffith officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hills
Burial Park. Calling hours in the funeral home Monday 7-9 p.m.
Clarine (Madison) Blakeley
Clarine (Madison) Blakeley. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday
at 1 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Burial
Park. Calling hours in the funeral home on Monday 7-9 p.m. and one hour
prior to services on Tuesday from 12-1 p.m.
Dorothy J. Evans
Dorothy Jean (Greer) Evans, went home to be with her Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ on Sunday, March 25, 2001, passing over quietly in her sleep.
She was born a farmer\'s daughter on Jan. 7, 1924 and married on Christmas
Eve 1941 to Richard G. Evans, who preceded her in death in May, 1988. She
served her country proudly in World War II as a member of the WAVE\'S and
after the ware worked several years for the Stark County Prosecutor\'s
office. She was active as a Girl Scout Leader and Sunday School teacher
and delivered Meals on Wheels until her health began to decline. Dorothy
was a bowler and a bridge player for many years and continued to water
ski until she was 66. She loved the Lord and she embraced life to its fullest
but her passion was her family which she often said was her greatest blessing.
To her nine grandchildren she was Nanny, to her children she was Mom and
to everyone she met and knew she was a sympathetic ear, a praying heart
and a treasured friend. In living she taught us love, compassion and truth.
In dying she taught us trust, patience, peace and dignity. Survived by
daughters, Terri Sabo (Rick) of Cambridge, OH, Donna Kousaie (Dr. George)
of Dover-Foxcroft, ME; sons, Rick (Joyce), Bob (Sandi) and Jeff (Tonia);
sister, Sylvia Stires (Beard) and her husband, Jim. She is also survived
by numerous cousins and kinfolk in the hills around Shell Creek, TN, a
place she loved. She loved and will be missed by her many church friends
at Lowell United Church of Christ Volunteer Class, where she was a member
for over 40 years. Recently she worshiped at Dueber United Methodist Church
(Where Hope Is Found). There she was warmly embraced by the church family
especially the Trailblazer\'s Class, where she experienced the true Agape
love that can only come from those who have a relationship with Christ.
Nanny requested no flowers, rather, donations may be made to the Juvenile
Diabetes Foundation or Dueber United Methodist Church. Calling hours at
the Reed Funeral Home Tuesday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The service of Christian
Resurrection will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home
with Dr. Chester Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill
Earl D. Creighton
Earl D. Creighton, age 85, of Canton, passed away Friday evening, March
23, 2001 in the residence following a six week illness. Born in Canton,
OH, Sept. 24, 1915 to his parents the late Orville O.D. and Mary (Moncrief)
Creighton, he was a 1933 graduate of McKinley High School. Mr. Creighton
was a retired employee of W.T. Grant Co., retiring in 1975 after 23 years
of service and a former employee of Baers\' Office Supply Co., until 1984,
He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church. Besides his parents, he
was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Carolyn
Creighton. Survivors include his wife, Audrey Jean Creighton of the home,
to whom he was married 59 years; three sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas
E. Creighton of the home, Mark E. and Mary L. Creighton of Pensacola, FL,
Daniel E. and Bert Creighton of Canton; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Reed Funeral
Home with Pastor Oliver Nealy officiating. Burial in North Lawn Cemetery.
Calling hours Tuesday 6-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made
in his name to Aultman Hospice Program.
Evelyn J. Rogers
Evelyn J. Rogers, 78, of 5882 Bandy Rd., Homeworth, died Friday
March 23, 2001 at 11:15 a.m. at her residence. She was born in Alliance
on January 3, 1923 and had lived all her life in the Alliance area. Mrs.
Rogers was a member of Science Hill United Church of Christ and retired
from Sugardale Foods in Canton. She was a former member of Kadesh Court
#19 in Akron and a past member of the Alliance Ladies Shrine Club. Survivors
include daughter and son-in-law Sandra (Skivolocke) and David Soles of
Homeworth; daughter Debra Zimpelman Newburn, owner of Doggie Coiffures
II, of Alliance; son and daughter-in-law Frank E. and Arlis Skivolocke
of Homeworth; son and daughter-in-law Charles S. and Meleia Rogers, Jr.
of Paris; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; two sisters, Marie
DeLion Herbert of Carrollton and Kathy Scott Hoover of Alliance; one brother,
Carl H. DeLion, Jr. of Alliance; and fourteen nieces and nephews. Preceding
her in death was her parents, Carl H. DeLion Sr. and Wilma M. (Easterday)
Lilley; and a brother John W. Jack DeLion.A Memorial Service will be held
at Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., with
the Rev. Ralph Norman and her nephew, Rev. Lawrence DeLion, officiating.
Burial will follow at Fairmount Memorial Park. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley or to the donor's
Gertrude F. Stafford
Gertrude Francis Stafford, age 87, of Minerva, died at Great Trail
Care Center Sat. March 24, 2001. Born in Wellsville, OH, Feb. 18. 1914
to the late Lyle and Addella (Cline) Anderson. She was a homemaker and
secretary for Stafford Realty. Survived by her son and daughter-in-law,
Donald E. and Kay Stafford of Minerva; grandsons, Murray Stafford of Barnesville,
Thomas Stafford of East Rochester; granddaughter, Sharon Lease of Columbus;
great-granddaughters, Kaylin and Lauren Stafford; great-grandsons, Nicholas
Lease, Neil Stafford and Nathan Lease. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Donald H. Stafford in 1973; sister, Helen Kennedy in 1995. Funeral
services will be held in the Bartley Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Wednesday,
March 28, 2001 with Pastor Kirt Henman officiating. Burial in Moultrie
Chapel Cemetery. Calling hours Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Bartley
Harold E. Davis
Harold E. Davis, age 84, of Canton, passed away Sunday morning in his
residence. He was born in Algonquin, PA, a son of the late John H. and
Cleda Brooks Davis and had been a Canton resident since 1966. He retired
in 1981 from Dyneer Corp., after 15 years of service, where he was a maintenance
mechanic and foreman. Mr. Davis was a member of the Canton Baptist Temple,
the Jolly 60\'s, Men\'s Bible Class on Tuesday and the Men\'s Prayer Group
on Sunday evening, all of the church. Preceded in death by his wife, Wanda
W. Davis, on Jan. 3, 1993, and two sons, Richard L. Davis on Sept. 30,
1992, and Harold Ed Davis, on April 4, 1997. Survived by his daughter,
Brenda Joyce Matz of Navarre; two daughters-in-law, Mary Lou Davis of Malvern
and Janet Davis of Sandyville; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Formet Clevenger
Gordon Funeral Home with Rev. David E. Harmon officiating. Interment in
Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday 7-9 p.m.
Helen M. Wilson
Helen M. Wilson, age 88, formerly of Canton and more recently a resident
of Florida and California died Wednesday morning March 21, 2001 in California.
Born April 5, 1912 in Marietta, OH to the late Clarence and Carrie Allen.
Preceded in death by her husband, Homer A. Wilson on July 13, 1993; one
son, Jack Alan Wilson; and one brother, Clifford Allen. Survivors include
two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Jane and Larry Norris of Alpine, CA
and Marjorie J. and Robert Bergmann of Canton; four grandchildren; and
six great-grandchildren. Services will be held Tuesday in the Chapel at
North Lawn Cemetery at 10 a.m.
Irene Minnie Rollins
Irene Minnie Rollins, age 90, of Canton, died unexpectedly Saturday
in her home. Daughter of the late Elsworth C. and Minnie (Vonalmon) Snider.
She was a life resident of the Canton area. Member of the Peace Evangelical
Lutheran Church and was a founding member of the Rockwood Park Property
Owners Association. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur
W. Rollins in 1982; two sisters; six brothers. Survived by two sons and
daughters-in-law, Larry and Helen Rollins of Massillon, James and Marilyn
Rollins of Canton; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother
and sister-in-law, Wray and Beverly Snider of Hartville; one sister, Rita
Miser of East Canton. Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Peace
Lutheran Church with Pastor Norman Dew officiating. Interment in Melscheimer
Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday 6-8 p.m. in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral
Home on S. Cleveland Ave., and one half hour before the services Wednesday
at the Church.
John G. Hammond
John Garnand Hamilton, age 83, of Canton, passed away Friday Night
March 23, 2001 in Mercy Medical Center. He was born in Uhrichsville, OH
on January 26, 1918 to John Sylvia (Ankney) Hamilton and was a Massillon
High School Graduate. Mr. Hamilton retired from the Timken Co. in 1983
after 35 years of service. He was a WW II Navy Veteran, Specialist First
Intelligence, and after the war received his B.S. in Business Administration
from Ohio State University. In 1959 he earned his Juris Doctor Attorney
of Law degree from University of Akron. He was a member of St. John\'s
United Church of Christ in Massillon, and a member of the Canton Exchange
Club. Survived by
his wife of 56 years, Betty Jane; son and daughter-in-law, Craig Vicki
Hamilton of Canton and granddaughters, Nicole Ann and Ashley Elizabeth
Hamilton. There will be no calling hours. Family Funeral Services were
held. Final Resting Place is North Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to St. John\'s United Church of Christ, 101 Tremont
Ave., SE, Massillon, OH 44646, or to Alzheimer\'s Association, 4815
Munson St., NW, Canton,OH 44718.
Mable Sue Mack
Mable Sue Mack, age 79, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday,
March 22, 2001. She was born April 8, 1921 in Front Royal, VA. She worked
as a Nursing Assistant for Dr. Walker, also worked at the Canton Urban
League, retired as Chapter Correspondent of the American Red Cross in Canton.
Preceded in death by her parents, George and Mary Broy, husband, Guy Andrew
Mack Sr., sister, Roberta Garner, brothers, Earnest Broy, George L. Broy,
James E. Broy and Robert Dearing. She was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church,
member of the Northeast Needle Craft Club, member of the Urban League.
She graduated from Canton McKinley High School, and was in the National
Honor Society, attended Wilberforce College. Mable leave to cherish her
precious memories, sons, Guy A. Mack Jr. (Kisha Moore), Garth (Edna) Mack,
Garland (Joan) Mack; sisters, Mary Frances Robinson, Jean (Jack Big Red)
Mayle; grandchildren, Michelle Kay Mack, Garland E. Mack Jr., Lori Keller,
Nathan Mathew Mack, Guy Andrew Mack III; great-granddaughter, Adrianna
Mack, brother-in-law/sisters-in-law, Charles (Juanita) Mack, Nan Clark,
Helen Mack, Florence Broy; special friend, Mrs. Arlene Vaughn and a host
of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will
be held 12:00 Noon Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church,
1800 East Tuscarawas St. Canton, OH. 44707. Pastor Robert Dye, officiating.
Interment in Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March
27, 2001 at Brogdon Son Funeral Home, 1617 3rd St. NE, Canton, OH 44704.
Family Friends will be received at the residence of Mr. Mrs. Garth Mack,
3652 Stratavon Dr. NW, North Canton, OH 44720. Arrangements by Brogdon
Son Funeral Home.
(Brogdon Son, 330-453-7627)
Matthew J. Pohovey
Matthew John Pohovey, 11 week old infant of Painesville, Twp., died
Saturday, March 24, 2001 at Lake Hospital System in Painesville. Born Jan.
7, 2001 in Willoughby. Survivors include parents, Mark J. and Kimberly
A. (nee: Grote); one brother, Luke Joseph Pohovey; maternal grandparents,
Bernard and Alberta Grote of Cincinnati; paternal grandparents, James and
Joan Pohovey of Canton, OH; five aunts, Michelle (Jason) Edmonds of Portland,
OR, Monica (Daniel) Shavers of Canton, Kathy (Tom) Aug of Cincinnati, Karen
Grote of Cincinnati and Lynn (John) Maloney of Indianapolis, IN; two uncles,
Mark (Christine) Grote of Cincinnati and David (Holly) Grote of Cincinnati;
18 cousins. Funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m. in St. Gabriel Catholic
Church, 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Rd., Mentor, OH 44060. Visitation 11 a.m.-12:20
p.m. Monday at Brunner Funeral Home Cremation Service, 8466 Mentor Ave.,
Mentor. Graveside services Tuesday at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph New Cemetery
in Cincinnati. Contributions may be made to Hannah\'s House University
Hospital, 11100 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106.
Miriam R. Cullen
Miriam R. Cullen, age 80, of Canton, passed away Saturday Morning,
March 24,2001 in Altercare of Louisville. She was born in Wooster on June
19,1920 to the late Charles R. Anna (Wenger) Shultz and was a 1938 graduate
of Orrville High School. She was a graduate of Canton Actual Business School
and had been a bookkeeper for Art\'s Jewelers for over 30 years. Miriam
was a member of Faith Community Church where her close circle of friends
were the Happy Hearts Group. She is preceded in death by her son James
R. Cullen II in Aug. 1986; husband, Grant F. Cullen in Oct. 1986; and a
brother, Leonard C. Shultz, and survived by her family who adored her;
daughter, Carol Cullen of Orrville; son, Bruce Cullen of Canton; and sister,
Marjorie Shultz of Orrville. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday 2:00
PM in the North Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum with Rev. Glen Osborn officiating.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Faith Community Church, 4301 Cleveland
Ave., NW, Canton,OH 44709.
Nina M. McKnight
Nina M. McKnight, age 59, of New Rumley, formerly of Canton, died Friday
at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. Services will be held Wednesday,
March 28, 2001 at p.m. in Koch Funeral Home Scio. Burial will follow in
New Rumley Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call Monday (today) 2-4 and
Rick B. Reed
Rick B. Reed, age 50 of Canton died Monday March 19, 2001 in Morgan
City, LA. He was born April 15, 1950 in Canton. Mr. Reed is preceded in
death by his father, Donald Reed. Survivors include four daughters and
son-in-law, Lisa Clemens of Massillon, Brandy Matthew Schneider, Erica
Reed, Miranda Reed, and his former wife and friend, Cheri Reed all of Canton.
There are two grandchildren, James Freetage and Daylin Daniels, his mother,
Louise Reed of North Canton and four sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy
and Michael Lones of North Canton, Nancy and Joseph Suarez of Massillon,
Linda and Gary Rackley of Georgia and Denise Reed of Canton. There are
several nieces and nephews also surviving. Private services will be held
for the family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to assist
with final expenses.
Robert B. Atkinson
Robert B. Atkinson, age 85, died late Saturday evening in Aultman Hospital
following a brief illness. Born November 11, 1915 in Richmond, VA. He was
a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, a World War II Army Veteran
and was retired from the Raymond James Financial Co. He was a member of
William Hoover Lodge #770 FAM and Scottish Rite Valley of Canton. Preceded
in death by his wife, Esther Atkinson; one brother, John Atkinson. Survivors
include his daughter and son-in-law, Marge and Steven Bottcher of New Canaan,
CT; three grandsons, Jeffrey Bottcher of Southport, CT, Brian Bottcher
of Chicago, IL, Scott (Shawn) Bottcher; one great-granddaughter, all of
Chagrin Falls, OH. Memorial services will be conducted Monday (tonight)
at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ, 3909 Blackburn Rd. NW. In
lieu of flowers , memorial donations may be made to the American Heart
Vernon J. Hess
Vernon J. Hess. A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in St.
Paul\'s United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Stanley D. Wallace officiating.
A private entombment will be in North Lawn Mausoleum. The family will receive
friends following the service in the church on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers
memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice, 1330 Mercy Dr. NW,
Canton, OH 44708 or to St. Paul\'s United Methodist Church Memorial Fund,
2705 6th St., SW, Canton, OH 44710. The Spiker-Foster-SHRIVER Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements.
Veronica M. Sickafoose, age 50, of Louisville, died Saturday evening
in Green Meadows Health Center following an eight month illness from injuries
she sustained in an auto accident. Daughter of the late George and Dorothy
(Fiscus) Stacy. She was a life resident of the Canton and Louisville area.
A 1968 graduate of Louisville High School and was employed by Fitness Quest.
She is also preceded in death by an infant brother, Terry Stacy. Survived
by her husband, Lester Sickafoose to whom she was married 13 years; two
sons, Keith Pennington of Canton, Jonathon Sickafoose of Louisville; two
stepdaughters, Tammy Sickafoose and Michelle Tolley ; one stepson, Michael
Sickafoose, all of Louisville; nine step-grandchildren; four brothers and
sisters-in-law, George and Barb Stacy of Brunswick, GA, John Stacy of Canton,
Joe and Susan Stacy of Canton, Michael and Christine Stacy of Canfield,
OH; two sisters and brother-in-law, Valerie and Dean Flory of Canton, Lori
Hall of Lakeland, FL; numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be Wednesday
at 10 a.m. in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on S. Cleveland Ave.,
with Rev. Jan Ricketts officiating. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call Tuesday 7-9 p.m.
William Goodwin. Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Earl
B. Jack Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Davis officiating. Burial in Sunset
Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
(Earl B. Jack Funeral Home,
William Steele, Jr.
William W. Steele, Jr., age 83, of North Canton, passed away early
Sunday morning, March 25, 2001, in his residence. Mr. Steele was born July
15, 1917, in North Canton to the late William W. and Grace (Bramley) Steele
and has been a lifetime area resident. He was the retired owner of the
W. W. Steele, Jr. Insurance Agency and was a past president of the Ohio
Association of Independent Insurance Agents. He was a Retired Director
of United National Bank. A lifetime active member of Community Christian
Church in North Canton, Bill graduated from Culver Military Academy and
received his Civil Engineering degree from Lehigh University. During WW
II, he served as a Major in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater. Mr. Steele
was an active volunteer for many years at Aultman Hospital, and was a past
president of the hospital\'s Board of Trustees. A United Way volunteer
for decades, he was honored by United Way with the Gold Key Award. He also
volunteered his time for countless other civic and charitable organizations.
Survivors include his wife Jessie Jed Frease Steele; a daughter and son-in-law
Sandy and Frans Officer of Bloomington, Minnesota; son and daughter-in-law,
Chip and Diane Steele of Boulder Junction, Wisconsin; Kurt Steele of Canton,
Ohio; stepchildren and spouses are Polly Bennell of Portland, Maine; Pamela
(Puff) and John Murton of Portland, Maine; Charles Bennell of Canton; David
and Dede Bennell of Porter\'s Landing, Maine; grandchildren Sara Steele;
Jackie, Leslie Lacy Wilda; Justin Steele and Liza Patske; Benjamin Harvey;
Galen Chris Murton; Ryder Bennell; and three great grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by two wives, Helen Deuble Steele and Alice Borchers
Steele, and a sister, Marjorie Steele Moore. A memorial service will be
Tuesday 3:00 p.m. in Community Christian Church, 111 Witwer St. NE, North
Canton with Dr. Donald G. Baird officiating. The Family will receive friends
two hours prior to the service (1:00-3:00 p.m.) at the Church. Private
burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions
may be made to Aultman Hospital Tribute Fund or The Community Christian