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article imageGrace L. Godwin
Jan 14, 2022

GRACE L GODWIN, age 94 of Louisville, OH passed away January 13, 2022. She was born May 29, 1927 in Paris, OH to the late Thomas and Elizabeth Linhart. Grace graduated from Minerva High School in 1945 as the class Valedictorian. She worked at the Ohio Power Company where she met her husband, the late Richard D. Godwin. She retired from the Louisville Public Schools in 1987 having worked in the office of the Athletic Director and Vice Principal. Grace was an active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in North Canton and the Mary-Joseph Sunday School class for many years, singing in the choir, serving in the Sunday School and Ladies Fellowship and on the Church Council.

She is survived by two daughters, Brenda (Lynn) Van Horn of Pueblo, CO and Janice (Mark) Husted of Akron, and a son Craig (Ann) Godwin of Louisville. Her seven grandchildren, Elizabeth Van Horn, Christopher Van Horn, Jeremy (Nikki) Husted, Andrew (Amy) Husted, Emily (Derek) Crawford, Angela Godwin and Jacob Godwin, four great-grandsons Nathan and Noah Husted and Henry and Samuel Husted.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in North Canton with Pastor Mark Williams officiating. Calling hours will be 5-7 p.m. Monday evening at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville and 10-11 a.m. at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be in Warstler Cementary, North Canton.

The family would like to thank Helping Hands Senior Care of Middlebranch, Rhonda Aquino, Jane Fausnight and the staff of Bethany Nursing Home for the loving and compassionate care provided for our mom.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2551 55th Street, NE, Canton, Ohio 44721. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

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article imageH. Joseph (Joe) Zwick
Jan 10, 2022

H. JOSEPH (JOE) ZWICK, age 98, of Louisville, went home to be with the Lord and join his bride of 65 years, Roseanne, on Friday, January 7, 2022. Joe was born on October 23, 1923 and lived an exceptional life. He is the son of the late Herman and Florence (Gulling) Zwick.

Joe was a kind, thoughtful and selfless man who doted over his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Family was very important to him, and he and Roseanne raised nine children in Louisville where he was the mayor from 1953 to 1957. He was President of Zwick’s Department Stores for many years. Joe served in World War II as a carrier fighter pilot and collected degrees from John Carroll University and McKinley Law School. He became a member of the Ohio State Bar Association in 1954 before managing Zwick’s full-time until his retirement.

He served in numerous community groups, including on the Board of the Louisville Public Library. He was a member of St. Louis Church, where he participated in many committees.

In his later years, Joe enjoyed tending to his vegetable and flower gardens, playing Euchre – especially the daily three-hour games with his friends at St. Joseph Senior Living – and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who affectionately called him ‘Pop.’

Joe had a heart of gold and the innate ability to make everyone’s day better just by talking to him.

Joe is survived by five daughters, Janet (Paul) Harold, Jean (Paul) Sherrett, Mary (Scott) Danals, Sue (John) Stipe, Cassie(Will) Crawford; two sons, Joel (Kim) Zwick, Mark Zwick; 14 grandchildren, Alan Harold, Chrissie Schmotzer and Elizabeth Franz, Sterling Jackson, Evan Danals and Melia Ng, Zach Stipe, Katie Wernow and Lauren La Rocca, Christian Zwick , Sarah Amabeli , and Francie McQuilkin, Erin  and Julie Zwick; 16 great-grandchildren, Ella, Caroline, Madeline, Luke, Andrew, Adam, Owen, Luca, Gio, Eleanora, Chase, Yaelle, Emmy, Louis, Lionetta, and Lovianna and two sisters, Rosemary Phillips and Barbara Haren.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Roseanne, who passed away on February 14, 2016; his daughters, Joanne Zwick and Laurie Doettger (Zwick); five sisters, Rita France, Eileen Clapper, Mary Schrader, Jean Kirtley, Eunice Ott and three brothers, Pat, Tom and Mark Zwick.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated 11 a.m. Monday at St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church, 3430 St. Michael Drive NW, Canton, OH 44718. The family request that masks be worn and covid-19 protocols be followed. Joe will be laid to rest, beside his wife, in St. Louis Parish Cemetery, Louisville, OH

Joe’s family is extremely grateful for the wonderful care he received from the staff at St. Joseph Senior Living as well as Crossroads Hospice. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to St Joseph Senior Living at 2308 Reno Dr. or the Louisville Public Library at 700 Lincoln Ave. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home)

article imageGwen Martha Liverett
Jan 10, 2022

GWEN MARTHA LIVERETT, age 71, passed away peacefully at her home at 10:34 a.m. Friday, January 7, 2022. She was born December 5, 1950, in Cleveland, Ohio to George Burdick and Agnes (Karlson) Burdick Young.

 A 1969 graduate of Marlington High School. Gwen attended Milligan College in Tennessee. She retired in 2001 from Marlington Local Schools after serving as the School Secretary at Marlington Middle School.

  Gwen was the recipient of the John Liber Service Award during her senior year of high school, was best known for her active support of the schools programs, and was named an Outstanding Alumni. She was a founding member of the Marlington Alumni Association. She was a member of Marlboro Christian Church, where she was active in the choir, Women’s Guild, Vacation Bible School. Gwen was a Sunday School Teacher, Youth Group Leader, and dedicated volunteer. A member of the Marlboro Volunteers, and Sew Happy Quilters, Gwen enjoyed quilting, dulcimers, presenting talks on Civil War quilts, and women in the Civil War. She led the Flying Geese group, and most importantly loved doing things for and with her family, including going to her peaceful place at Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains. Gwen lived by the quote by Scott Hamilton “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”

She will forever be loved and missed by her family, including her husband, of 51 years, Thomas E. Liverett; daughters, Corrie A. (Brent D.) Schneider, and Jennifer M. (Jim B.) Bixler; grandchildren, Marta L. (Zach Mucklo) Bixler, James T. (Josie) Bixler, Rebecca A. Bixler, Ryan D. Schneider, and Daniel T. Schneider; great-grandchildren, Lindy L. Mucklo, and (on the way) Wrenly Mucklo; sisters, Sara McGuire, Cathy (Duff) Beamer; brother, John Burdick; and sister in law, Connie Burdick.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Paul Young; brother, Tom Burdick; grandparents, John (Elizabeth) Burdick, and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Karlson; aunt and uncle, Fred (Martha) Alderman; and brother-in-law, Ed McGuire.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, January 12 at Marlboro Christian Church, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Marlboro Christian Church with Pastor Eric Crites officiating, and Pastor Ed Carter assisting. Gwen will be laid to rest at Marlboro Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Women Made for More, c/o at Marlboro Christian Church, 9383 Edison St. NE, Alliance, Ohio 44601, or the Aultman Cancer Center, 2600 6th St. SW, Canton, Ohio 44710.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 

Friends and family may share condolences and memories online at www.ctcfuneral.com.

article imageTimothy “Grumpy” Paul Carper
Dec 21, 2021

TIMOTHY “GRUMPY” PAUL CARPER, age 60, of Tuscarawas, Ohio, passed away on Monday, December 20th, 2021 at Aultman Hospital of COVID-19.

Born in Canton, Ohio on March 31, 1961, Tim was a son of the late Paul and Mildred (Hoffman) Carper. Tim graduated from Louisville High School in 1979. He worked at Zimmer Biomet for over 30 years. 

Tim was extremely proud of his family and was affectionately known as Grumpy. Cooking, John Deere tractors, and history were some of his many passions.

In addition to his parents, Tim was preceded in death by his mother- and father-in-law, Ervin and Kate Swaldo, and sister- and brother-in-law, Vicki and Terry Leggett.

Tim will be deeply missed by his wife, Kay Lynn (Swaldo) Carper, whom he married on March 24, 1992; a daughter, Tracy (Frank) Saho; three grandchildren, Katie (Eric) Saho, Paige (Brian) Kielau, and Reese Saho; a great-granddaughter, Ellie “Piggy” Dressel; two sisters, Kay (Eric) VanHorn, and Cindy (Patrick) Workman; sister- and brother-in-law, Brent and Sara Lehigh; nieces and nephews, Aaron VanHorn, Peter VanHorn, Jamie (Michele) Lehigh, Lori (Jamie) Hartrick, Kellie Hall, and Jodie Jones; and countless friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the Tuscarawas Co. Humane Society, 1432 Tall Timber RD NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663, Tuscarawas County TNR Project, 5143 Blacksnake Hill Rd NE, Dover, OH 44622, or a charity of your choice.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring.

(R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home, 740-922-1970)

article imageRobert J. Thorley
Dec 10, 2021

Robert J. Thorley of Louisville, OH is now in the arms of his Lord, having passed away on December 7, 2021 at the age of 91. Bob was born on August 5, 1930 in Homeworth, OH, the only child of Foster J. and Gladys E. (Beutler) Thorley now deceased.

He graduated from Louisville High School in 1948 and proudly served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.  He achieved the rate of Aviation Machinist Mate. He was employed at Ohio Bell Telephone Company for over thirty-one years. 

Bob was an active member of the Fairhope United Methodist Church. He was the oldest continuous members of the church and had served on many committees. He was also an assistant scout master of Troop 44 for over fifteen years.  During these years he was proud to see all three of his sons receive the Eagle Scout Award and was also proud to have earned his own Pipestone Award.   He also was a member of Post 548 of the American Legion. 

He loved to read biographies, do yard work, and especially plow the fields on the farm of his cousins, James and Nancey Irwin.  Bob and Marge traveled in their motorhome for over twenty years following the NCAA basketball tournaments in March, always in the warmer states. They always took their golf clubs with them.

Surviving him is his wife, Marjorie L. Thorley (Zorger) with whom he celebrated  69 years of marriage.  Also surviving are his three sons, three grandsons, four great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters.  Sons David A.  and Christy Thorley, Dale R. Thorley (Barbara Snyder), Dean M. and Rita Thorley. Grandsons Adam and Nicole Thorley and children Konnor, Keaton and Olivia Ann.  Alex and Hillary Thorley and Allie Jane.  Daniel and Victoria Thorley and Hillard, Erin and Foster.  He has an extended family surviving him of Barbara’s children, Joe and Julie Figurella and Olivia Rose and Luke.  Shawn and Jennifer Hauck and Carter.  Bob is also survived by many close cousins.

Funeral services will be 11am Wednesday (12/15) at Fairhope United Methodist Church, 5660 Louisville Street NE Louisville, OH 44641 with Pastor Becky Evanoff officiating. Friends and relatives will be received on Tuesday (12/14), from 6-8pm at Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 917 East Main Street, Louisville, Ohio and 10-11am Wed. morning at the church.  Bob will be laid to rest, with military honors, in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH with Rev. Scott Hayward officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Fairhope United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

At both services, please wear your mask and observe social distancing.

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageNevin B. Souers
Dec 10, 2021

NEVIN B. SOUERS, 81, of Naples, FL was called to be with the Lord on December 4, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carolyn R. (Ely) Souers, daughters Melissa ( Phil) Warga of Salem, OH, and Jennifer ( Todd) Guber of Boston MA, granddaughter, Katie Warga of Columbus, OH, and grandson, Curtis Warga of Salem, OH, siblings Mitch (Judy) Souers of Canton, OH, Sanford (Betty Jean) Souers of Jacksonville, FL, Mark (Kathy) Souers of Crystal Beach FL, Beverly (Dick) Raebel of Chamblee, Ga, Gail (Gary) Linerode of Plymouth, MI, Vickie (Tim) Postlewaite of Newcomerstown, OH along with several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his two sisters, Janice McLaughlin and Nadine Klitz. Nevin was born in Louisville, OH on April 16, 1940, to the late Lester and Irene Souers. He graduated from Louisville High School in 1958, attended Kent State University and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He and his wife, Carolyn, owned and operated Souers Funeral Home in Nelsonville, OH. Later in life. Nevin and Carolyn retired to Naples, FL where they enjoyed time with family, traveling, and being involved in their church and community. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday (12/14) at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville, OH with Pastor David Anderson officiating. Visitation for family and friends will take place on Monday (12/13), from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Nevin will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

Gary L. Dennis
Dec 10, 2021

GARY L. DENNIS, age 70, of Louisville, OH passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 after a brief illness. He was born September 9, 1951 in Canton, OH to Dale and Bettie Dennis. Gary was a charter member of the Louisville Church of Christ and he was a graduate of Lipscomb University. He was an avid sports fan and he especially loved to watch Louisville High School Football and the Cleveland Indians.

Gary is survived by his wife, Janet (Lerch) Dennis; two daughters, Emily (Joseph) Allen, Maggie (her fiancé, Adam Kanoun) Dennis; his mother, Bettie; his sister, Lauren (Tom) Taylor; his brother, Greg (Heather) Dennis and a grandson, Philip Allen. He was preceded in death by his father, Dale.

A memorial service to celebrate Gary’s life will be 4 p.m. Monday (12/13) at the Louisville Church of Christ with Jeff Stevenson officiating. The family is requesting that masks be worn. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageRoy L. Haidet
Dec 9, 2021

ROY L. HAIDET passed away from a sudden illness on November 10, 2021, in San Marcos, California. He was born on October 3, 1937, the son of the late Walter and Ruth Haidet.   He was the youngest of six siblings.  Sister Donna (Jack) Zimmerman lives in Tennessee, brothers Dale (Claire) Haidet lives in Florida and Merle (Mildred) Haidet lives in Ohio as well as many nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by his oldest brother Wayne (Lillian) Haidet and sister Norma (Elmo) Hostetler.   He is survived by his wife, Rosalia, of 42 years, who he met in Chicago, Illinois.

Roy attended St Louis Grammar School and Louisville High School and spent most of his childhood in Louisville, Ohio. Received his B.A. degree at Ohio Wesleyan.  

Spent most of his career in the Insurance industry. Started as a Field Representative for Ohio State Life Ins. Co (1963 – 1965). Moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1965 where he devoted 14 years (1965 – 1979) at CNA Insurance as Field Representative, Manager, then Director of Product Development. Saw an opportunity with American Agency Life Insurance in Atlanta, GA for a year (1980) where he developed 5 new Life products and promotional materials for the Independent Agency market.  In 1980 moved to Danbury, CT. and became Vice President of American Progressive Life and Health Insurance and Life Insurance Co. of CT. After a couple of years, he retired due to prenatal eye disease of toxoplasmosis which progressed over the years and eventually left him legally blind. 

When we bought our home in California, Roy enjoyed meeting the neighbors. Wonderful sense of humor.  Always had you laughing.  Always willing to be helpful or give friendly advice. He challenged himself daily.  Working a computer gave him knowledge to the outside world.  Roy and Rosalia travelled extensively. He especially liked cruising and spent the last year and a half planning the next voyage.

Roy donated his body to Science Care Inc. A Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date.

article imageWayne B. Ingram
Dec 9, 2021

WAYNE B. INGRAM, age 86, of Louisville, Ohio, passed away Thursday, December 2, 2021. He was born in Falls City, Texas on January 17, 1935 to the late Burley B. and Wilma E. (Strawn) Ingram. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Louisville.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers. Wayne is survived by his wife, Daune (Sorrell) Ingram; a son, Greg Ingram; a daughter, A. Leigh Ingram; two step-sons, Jon (Kim) Higgins and James (Lanita) Higgins; a sister, Arlette (Lee) Ramburger, a brother, Darrell (Sandra) Ingram; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services and burial will be at a later date in Houston, Texas. On line condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier – Israel Funeral Home, 330 875-1414)

article imageDiana Sue (Pochubay) Buckley
Dec 7, 2021

DIANA SUE (POCHUBAY) BUCKLEY, age 68, of Louisville, OH passed away Sunday, December 5, 2021.

2 TIMOTHY 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

These are true words to describe Diana. She loved her family intensely. Her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the driving force behind her good fight. She carried us all when times were hard and relished the joy in the good times, until the race was over. All the while she kept the faith, never faltering in her love and support of those closest to her. No matter what was thrown her direction she maintained that beautiful courageous smile through it all. Touching all those around. She will forever be missed.

Diana was born April 29, 1953 in Canton, OH to the late John and Virginia (Anderson) Pochubay. Along with her parents, she was preceded her in death by her in-laws James and Faye (George) Buckley whom she loved very much.

Diana is survived by her husband Michael Buckley Sr, their children Derrick (Sr) and Marie Buckley, their children Derrick (Jr) and Kayla Buckley, Daniel and Tori (Czech); Brian and Jennifer Buckley, their children Chandler and Brittney Martinez, Grant Martinez and Kylee DeWeese (their daughter Kinley Rose Martinez), and Ashton Martinez; Michael (Jr) and Michele Buckley, their children Gavin and Hailee Buckley (their daughter Ainsley Buckley) and Gabrielle Buckley. Two sisters Sharon and Dick George, Jean and Frank Staley, and their families. Amongst the countless family and friends scattered all around the country.

Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Friday evening at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville, OH. A private family funeral will be held on Saturday. Diana will be laid to rest in Conotton Cemetery, Bowerston, OH. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Humane Society, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, and/or The Heart Foundation. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageKIMBERLY KAY SCHMUCKER
Dec 6, 2021

KIMBERLY KAY SCHMUCKER passed away November 27, 2021 at Altercare of Louisville while under the care of Community Hospice, Stark County Branch. She was a 1989 graduate of Louisville High School. Kim was preceded in death by her father, Ronald Schmucker. She is survived by her mother, Sandra Schmucker, brother, Sincere Schmucker and her dear friend Ricky Johnson. 

No services are planned at this time. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageRoma Jean Moore/Block
Dec 6, 2021

ROMA JEAN MOORE/BLOCK, age 93, of Louisville, OH passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021. She was born April 20, 1928 in Wheeling, West Virginia to the late Harry and Clara Martin. Jean and her sister, Etheleen loved to sing, and would often go to nursing homes and churches to perform. Jean was a very generous person that enjoyed canning and baking, and usually gave most of what she made away. She was retired from First Merit Bank and was a member of the Beech Mennonite Church. 

Jean was also preceded in death by her 1st husband, Harold Moore in 1981, her 2nd husband, George Block in 1984; a daughter, Patricia Ann Moore; son-in-law, Lonnie Stevenson; her sister, Etheleen Rapp; brother, Robert “Bob” Martin and a grandson, Ramsey Stevenson. She is survived by a daughter, Polly Stevenson; her son, Jack Moore; two brothers, Keith (Bonnie) and Harry Martin; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor John McGuckin officiating. Calling hours will be 10-11 a.m. Friday morning at the funeral home. Roma Jean will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 408 9th St, Suite 3400, Canton, OH 44707. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageWilmer “Dink” Hughes
Dec 3, 2021

WILMER “DINK” HUGHES, age 96, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 in his home. He was born November 24, 1925 in East Liverpool, OH to the late Leon and Anna May Hughes. Wilmer was a hard-working devoted family man. He was a WWII Army Veteran and he was retired from J&L Steel. He was a member of the former First Brethren Church and the American Legion in Louisville.

Wilmer was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ann Hughes and 11 brothers and sisters. He is survived by two daughters, Cynthia (Joseph) Globokar, Lisa (Dan) Doerschuk; a son, Terence (Pamela) Hughes; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

A private family funeral will be held at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. Wilmer will be laid to rest, beside his wife, in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. The Doerschuk family will receive friends and family from 5:30-8:30pm on Thursday, December 9 at the home of John and Elizabeth Leebens, 1120 Chelmsford St, North Canton, OH 44720. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

 (Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageGlenn Arthur Motts, Jr.
Nov 29, 2021

GLENN ARTHUR MOTTS, JR. went to be with the Lord November 27, 2021. He is reunited with the love of his life Norma Jane (Darrah) Motts. He was preceded in death by his father Glenn Motts Sr. and mother Wilda (Kandel) Motts.  He is also preceded in death by his sister Joanne (Motts) Krach.  

Glenn was a man who wore many hats in his life. He was a graduate of the Nursing Program of Ohio State University in 1954. He was a ground breaker for men in the nursing profession. He was employed by J & L Steel in Louisville, Mercy Hospital, Timken Mercy Hospital, and Canton Eye Center. In 1976 he changed the course of his life and bought and ran Motts Greenhouse in Louisville until he retired.

Glenn loved to travel with his wife in their motor home. They had many years of adventure traveling from coast to coast. Glenn was an avid reader and was interested in many topics. He was a life- long member of Juillard Masonic Lodge.  

Glenn is survived by four children. Charlene (Wayne) Moore of Louisville, Glenn (Alicia) Motts of California, Randy (Colleen) Motts of Waynesburg, John (Linda) Motts of Louisville. He has 14 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Carol (James) Dewalt of East Canton, Mary (Gary) Bauer of Norwalk, and John (Bonnie) Motts of Delaware, Ohio. 

He faithfully attended East Canton Church of God until the pandemic.  

Celebration of his life with be at East Canton Church of God in East Canton, Ohio on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Calling hours from 10–11 a.m. Services from 11 a.m. – 12 noon with lunch afterwards at the church.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital in care of Tadmore Shrine. Address 3000 Krebs Drive, Akron, Ohio. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageDiane Lynn Richmond
Nov 29, 2021

DIANE LYNN RICHMOND, 61, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully in her home on November 26, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 29, 1960 in Canton, OH to the late Jack and Rosie (LaRocco) Wartluft. Diane was a one-of-a-kind mother. She often said it was her reason for being. Her children were her whole world. She celebrated every beloved daughter’s milestone, every holiday, every Cleveland Indians win with excitement, love and passion. Her home was filled with family, friends, homemade Italian food, laughter and music. She loved travel and had particular fondness for the beach. She enjoyed road trips where she’d watch the beautiful landscapes with her dog Luci in the backseat. In recent years, what gave her the most happiness was her grandchildren Emerson and Braydon. She loved attending their events, ball games and midnight online shopping for them. Truly, she just loved celebrating the specialness of every single day with them. Diane was a successful marketer with several nursing facilities in Stark County. She retired from Canterbury Villa of Alliance in 2020. We all are blessed to have been able to be a part of Diane’s wonderful life. We will continue knowing she will live through us all. 

Diane is survived by her husband Michael Richmond; her 3 daughters, Melissa Custer (Sam Kegg), Abigail Roese (Jared), and Allison Richmond; Her two sisters, Kristine Evans (Mark) and Kathleen Mathey (Lee); and her two beautiful grandchildren Brayden and Emerson Stamey, and her beloved dog Luci. 

A memorial mass will be celebrated (all are welcome) at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 3 in the Basilica of Saint John the Baptist Church, 627 McKinley Ave NW Canton, OH 44703. A private family burial will be held in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

Phyllis Lewis
Nov 24, 2021

PHYLLIS LEWIS, age 80, of Louisville passed away November 20, 2021.

(Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home & Crematory, 330-875-2811, Serving Ohio Families Since 1867)

article imageCharles E. Davis, CFP
Nov 23, 2021

CHARLES E. DAVIS, CFP, 71, of Louisville, Ohio passed away on Sunday, November 21st, after a lifelong battle with heart disease. Charles was born on August 20th, 1950, to Thomas & Ruth Davis (née Stump) in Dayton, Ohio. After Charles graduated from Hoover High School in 1969, he went on to study architecture at Kent State, but ultimately decided to pursue a career in Financial Planning which spanned over 40 years.

In 1968, Charles met Gail Anne Miller at McDonald’s. Charles and Gail went on to have two children, Rachel and Aaron, and launched their own businesses. 

Charles’ extensive volunteer work in the Emerald Arbor and the Knights of Columbus included supporting the Scouts, baseball, Special Olympics, 4H Club, feeding the homeless, building houses, helping veterans, financial support for the sick, planting trees for Earth Day, and more.

Charles was predeceased by Gail Davis in 2006. He is survived by his girlfriend, Peggy Kostolich; sisters, Karen Tipten and Missy Gordish; his children; grandchildren, Quinn and Bailey Gadow, and Eliot and Ian Davis, and great-grandson, Grayson Gadow.

Calling hours begin at 10 a.m. Friday, November 26th at St. Louis Catholic Church, Mass of Christian Burial starting at 11 a.m. followed by a procession to Sunset Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Emerald Arbor 742 of Gleaner, an organization Charles loved. Condolences and special memories of Charles can be shared with the family online at www.paqueletfalk.com

(Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home & Crematory, 330-875-2811, Serving Ohio Families Since 1867)

article imageSGM (Ret.) Donald Eugene Weber
Nov 22, 2021

SGM(Ret.) DONALD EUGENE WEBER, age 87, of Alexandria, Va., passed away Nov. 3, 2021, following a life marked by duty and honor and filled with love for what he held most dear – his family and his country. He is survived by his wife and best gal of 65 years, Nina M. (Zwick) Weber and children, Deborah (Scott) Athey, Eric (Lynne) Weber, Kathleen (Monte),  Piper, Cynthia (Robert) Weber, and Brian (Kelli) Weber, as well as nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Don, the eldest son of Paul and Olga T. Weber, was preceded in death by his parents, brother Paul Jr., and sister Enid, and is survived by brother John Weber and sister Karen Wilcox.

Don’s Army service began with his enlistment in June 1955 and included active-duty assignments in Germany, Vietnam, and Korea before he returned stateside and concluded his uniformed service at the Pentagon in December 1985. From April 1986 until his retirement (finally!) at 82, Don continued to serve Soldiers as a civilian military personnel management specialist in the Office, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, HQ Department of the Army. It was in this role that he also shepherded his Army brethren to safety during the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. 

During his 61 years in and out of uniform, Don earned numerous U.S. and foreign decorations including the Bronze Star medal, the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Service medal, and the Vietnam Campaign medal. Don embodied the Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage, and challenged us all to conduct ourselves with similar humility and grace.  

Don’s life was a life well lived. He was a gentle man and a self-taught scholar who was always quick to recommend a great read or dispense wisdom, sometimes with a wink and others with a steely gaze that clearly meant he thought you should have known better. He was kind and loving, a devoted husband and supportive father, and an involved grandfather who rarely missed a game, graduation, or chance to make everyone laugh until their stomachs ached. Everyone who knew Don – personally and professionally – is richer for the experience. 

A visitation and a celebration of life Catholic mass were held earlier this month at St. Louis Church in Alexandria, Va. SGM (Ret.) Donald Weber will be laid to rest this spring at Arlington National Cemetery.

article imageMarla Jean (Ring) DeGeorgia
Nov 19, 2021

MARLA JEAN (RING) DeGEORGIA, age 82, of Louisville, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at The Inn at Belden Village surrounded by her family. Born in Woodsfield, Ohio on April 28, 1939 to Vergie (Ring) Atkinson. Marla was a 1957 graduate of Timken High School, where she studied cosmetology.

After graduation, Marla began work as a hair stylist at Georgie’s Salon in downtown Canton. In 1972, she opened her own business. “Chat ‘n Curl” became a fixture in Canton where she provided expert hair styling coupled with conversation and friendship until she retired in 1999. She lived most of her life in Canton, before moving to Louisville in 2001.

Marla was best known for her outgoing and friendly demeanor, kindness, and unwavering commitment to her family. She was especially proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren as they brought her immense joy. She will be greatly missed by all. She was a faithful member of the Louisville Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her mother and husband of more than 60 years, Alex. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Brian) Fink and son, Michael (Anja) DeGeorgia; as well as six grandchildren, Adam (Julie) Fink, Joshua (Nina) Fink, Kyle (Courtney) Fink, Sophia, Julian and Nadia DeGeorgia and five great-grandchildren, Asher, Luke, Ariel, Aurora, and Mira Fink.  Also surviving is her fraternal twin brother Dean Ring and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at 11:00 am in the Sanders Funeral Home in East Canton with Brian Grubbs officiating. Entombment in North Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call on hour prior to the service on Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Memorial donations may be made to Louisville Church of Christ.

(Sanders Funeral Home , 330-488-0222, www.sandersfuneralhomes.com)

article imageJane Ann Meadows
Nov 15, 2021

JANE ANN MEADOWS, age 92, of Louisville, Ohio passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2021. She was born October 19, 1929 in Canton, Ohio to the late Cletus and Etha (Linerode) Marks. 

Jane Ann is survived by three sons, Rodney (Susie), Bob (Lori), Keith (Lynda); four grandchildren, Amanda, Jaclyn, Nicholas and Mark; her brother, Dale (Lois) Marks and a sister, Linda (John) Legros. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 71 years, Wayne Meadows, and a sister, Donna (Ronald) Miller.

Jane Ann was a life-long resident of Louisville. She began working in the office of the Hoover Company, then alongside Wayne at Meadows Insurance Agency. She was a member of Paradise United Church of Christ and the Paradise Circle. 

She enjoyed camping and travel with her husband and family. 

Calling hours will be 11 a.m. - Noon on Saturday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home. Funeral service at Noon with Rev. Dr. David Anderson officiating at the funeral home. Jane Ann will be laid to rest beside her husband, in Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Paradise United Church of Christ. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home,  330-875-1414)

article imageCarolyn Kaye Dillon
Nov 15, 2021

CAROLYN KAYE DILLON, age 72, of Louisville, OH passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021. She was born January 2, 1949 in Harlam Springs, OH to the late John and Mattie (Becker) Howell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roger L. Dillon in 2008; five brothers and sisters. Carolyn is survived by her niece, Becky (Ronnie) Everett; many special friends; four children; four step-children and three sisters-in-law. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. Calling hours will be 10-11 a.m. Tuesday morning at the funeral home. Carolyn was laid to rest in Harlam Springs Cemetery. Online condolences may left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageDavid M. Augenstein
Nov 3, 2021

DAVID M. AUGENSTEIN of Louisville, Ohio passed away of natural causes on October 29, 2021. He was born December 29, 1951, to the late Vincent and Margaret (Mills) Augenstein. He held a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master's degree of science. He spent his career in environmental engineering for corporations, consultants and government. He was a strong man of faith in God and shared that with anyone who would listen. He enjoyed gardening, native plants and spending time with David Jr.

David is survived by his wife, Ann (Janovyak); son, David Jr; brothers, Vincent (Sharon), Charles (Debi Shipton) and Mark.

A private online service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in honor of David to www.blueletterbible.org. Condolences and special memories of David can be shared with the family online at www.heritagecremationsociety.com

(Heritage Cremation Society, 330.875.5770)

article imageCarol Ann Turkel
Oct 29, 2021

Carol Ann Turkel

CAROL ANN TURKEL, age 84, of Louisville, OH passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2021. She was born July 31, 1937 in Canton, OH to the late Carl and Dorothy (Mizer) Smith. She was retired from Fisher Foods in Canton. Carol was also preceded in death by her husband, John Turkel in 2015 and her sister, Darlene McCormick. She is survived by two daughters, Brenda (Tom) Harris, Michele (Anthony) Milano; three grandchildren, AJ, Austin and Morgan; two sisters-in-law, Patty and Cheryl.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor Rick Brown officiating. Carol will be laid to rest, beside her husband, in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to Bethany Nursing Home in Carol’s memory. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

H. Dean Rapp
Oct 28, 2021

H. DEAN RAPP, age 87 of Louisville, Ohio passed away peacefully and was reunited with his wife on Monday, October 25, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He loved his Lord and was a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Louisville, Ohio. He was retired from Republic Steel Burger Division and First Merit Bank (courier).

He is survived by his five children, Nancy (Dennis) Johnstone, Jerry (Nancy) Rapp, Katie Rapp, Brenda Broadwater, and Tony Rapp; sister, Linda Jane Pace; eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dean’s family will receive friends on Monday, November 1, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home in Louisville, Ohio. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Ron Mayberry officiating. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery. 

Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at www.paqueletfalk.com

(Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home & Crematory, 330-875-2811, Serving Ohio Families Since 1867)

article imageNancy L. Kerzan
Oct 26, 2021

NANCY L. KERZAN, age 82, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 24, 2021. She was born August 27, 1939 in Canton, OH to the late Vincent and Irma (Burk) McDonald. Nancy worked in the Banking Industry for 35 years and she was co-owner of NL Construction. She was a long-time member of the Stark County Board of Realtors. 

Nancy is survived her husband of 58years, G. Jerry Kerzan; her daughter, Susan Kerzan; two sons, Christopher (Jessica Hostetler) Kerzan, Eric (Mary) Kerzan; three grandchildren, Brittny (Andrew) Adams, Stephen Kerzan, Caitlin Kerzan; two great-grandchildren, Aiden and Isla Adams; two sisters-in-law, Helen McDonald, Nancy A. Kerzan and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by four sisters, Eileen Brenzel, Patricia Coberly, Marge Hildebrand, Irmajane Zelei and four brothers, Tim, Charles, Rich and Tom McDonald. The family would like to thank Stone Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care for the wonderful care that was given to Nancy during her time there.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 1, 2021 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Louisville, OH. The family will receive family and friends 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday morning at the church. Nancy will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery, Massillon, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageBrian Christopher Norris
Oct 25, 2021

BRIAN CHRISTOPHER NORRIS, age 37, Loving Husband, Father, Son and Brother, passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021. He was born June 19, 1984 in Canton, OH. Brian was the proud owner of Norris Roofing, LLC. He was a member of the Louisville FOE and the Louisville American Legion. Brian loved spending time with his family and many friends, and he especially loved the family trips to the beach. 

He is survived by his wife, Shannon (Hoffman) Norris; his daughter, Lyla Norris; his parents, Walter and Mary (Shafer) Norris; sister, Laura (Steve) Butera; brother, Mike (fiancé Billie Sue Adams) Norris; nieces and nephews, Colten, Aden, Peyton, and Emersyn; his father and mother-in-law, Greg and Pam Hoffman and sister-in-law, Heather Hoffman.

Per Brian’s wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageBetty Jean (Bush) Tschantz
Oct 25, 2021

BETTY JEAN (BUSH) TSCHANTZ, 92, of East Canton passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021 in Green Meadows Health and Wellness Center, Louisville, Ohio.  Born May 7, 1929 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Roy and Jessie (Meadows) Bush.  

She met the love of her life, Bill Tschantz, at Jackson High School and graduated in 1947. They married in 1948 while Bill served in the Navy. They settled in Canton where Bill managed the WH Tschantz & Sons Company and then the Biro Manufacturing facility.  

She was a stay-at-home mother for their four children: Pat, Linda and twins Rick & Ron.  Betty joined the Mothers of Twins Club (now Mothers of Multiples) in 1954, becoming President and Mother of the Year in 1960.  

When the family moved to their farm in Carroll County, Betty worked in the Carrollton High School Library while her children attended Carrollton schools. She and Bill were dedicated parents who attended and supported their kids’ many activities and sporting events.

After their children graduated from high school, Betty and Bill sold the farm and moved back to Canton, where she helped Bill and their twin sons start and run the Quadracast & Harrison Handling companies.   

Retiring in 1991, they moved to Port Charlotte, Florida. They enjoyed the sunshine and a well-deserved, leisurely life until being driven back to East Canton by hurricane Charlie in 2004.

After losing Bill in 2011 and Linda in 2018, she moved to Green Meadows in Louisville, where she enjoyed the family atmosphere and wonderful staff. She was a member of the Louisville Christian Church, the East Canton Foltz Center and the Jackson Alumni Association.   

Preceded in death by her husband William H. (Bill) Tschantz; daughter Linda Tschantz and brother Bob Bush. She is survived by sister, Sue (Ray) Beck; brother, Chuck Bush; daughter, Pat (William K.) Grischow; sons, Rick (Venita) Tschantz and Ron Tschantz; grandchildren, Michael (Jennifer) Rummell, Jenifer (Mo) Panchalingam, William T. Grischow, Brieana Coss, Jessica (Dencil) Coleman, Alexandra (Andrew) Swan; Sarah Tschantz and Ken Tschantz; great grandchildren, Nicole Rummell, Mackenzie Rummell, Gage Coss, Davina Coleman; brother-in-law, Martin L. Tschantz, Jr.; sister-in-law, Eileen Edmonds; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family is very thankful for the support and care of Green Meadows and Aultman Hospice.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 30 at 10:30 am at the Louisville Christian Church, 1800 S. Chapel St, Louisville, OH. 44641, Pastor Rick Brown officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Louisville Christian Church.

(Sanders Funeral Home, 330-488-0222, www.sandersfuneralhomes.com)

article imageAlbert E. Koren
Oct 22, 2021

ALBERT E. KOREN, age 79 of Louisville, OH passed away on Friday, October 22, 2021. He was born on Jun 28, 1942 in Amonate, VA to the late Edwin E. and Verna (Muncie) Koren and lived in Louisville most of his life.

Albert graduated from Louisville High School and retired from the Timken Company Steel Business Unit in 1994. Albert served Timken Steel in various management positions during 30 years of service. Family was his passion and he loved all the vacation trips with his wife and family. He enjoyed travelling, archery, sailing, and bicycling. Albert is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sandra (Irvin) Koren, his daughter, Verna (Scott) Dobbins, and his son, Michael E. Koren, 3 grandchildren, Justin Koren, Sean Dobbins, and Jacob Koren, sister, Mamie (Chet) Bentley, brother, Edwin (Penny) Koren, and a special cousin, Eddie (Jane) Hensley. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Aultman Compassionate Care Center for their kind and loving care. A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Mark R. Vrabel Funeral Home, North Canton 330-452-4041.

article imageDorla D. Moore
Oct 20, 2021

DORLA D. MOORE, age 87, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully on Monday, October 18, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Canton. She was born May 19, 1934 in Moultrie, OH to the late Leroy and Faye (Miller) Becker. She worked for the Stark County Board of Education as a drivers Ed Instructor. 

Dorla was also preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Garland “Slim” Moore; a son, Lynn Moore; a brother, Donovan Becker and a sister, Bethel Odey. She is survived by two daughters, Brenda (Jim) Carroll, Marcia (Dave) Katich; a son, Terry (Pam) Moore; a sister, Carolyn (Dale) Caskey; a brother, Ronald (Martha) Becker; seven grandchildren, Brian (Kimberly) Miller, Michelle (Josh) Taylor, Corey (Katie) Moore, Curt (Nettie) Moore, Melissa (Josh) Betts, CJ (Liz) Moore, Brad (Kellie) Katich; eight great-grandchildren, Gretta, Jack, Kaelyn, Nora, Aaron, Sammy, Kennedy and Madison.  

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor Greg Smith officiating. Calling hours will be 10-11a.m. Friday morning at the funeral home. Dorla will be laid to rest, beside her husband, in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageJohn A. Carman
Oct 20, 2021

JOHN A. CARMAN, age 70, of Louisville, OH passed away Monday, October 18, 2021. He was born April 18, 1951 in Canton, OH. John was a 1970 graduate of Louisville High School and he was retired from J & L Steel.

John was preceded in death by his son, Jason Carman; his father, William Carman Sr and his step-mothers, Catherine and Olga; his mother and step-father, Margaret and Richard Burgess; a brother, Bill Carman; step-brother, Jack Giovanelli and sister-in-law, Debbie Carman. He is survived by his daughter, Linette (Bill) Croxton; two sisters, Barbara (Bob) Kraus, Betty (David) Fornash; three brothers, Richard (Donna), twin-brother James (Jane) and Kenneth Carman; three grandchildren, Tyler and Colby Croxton, Isabelle Laughbaum and numerous nieces and nephews.

Johns’ family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday Morning at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. A private family funeral service will be held later on Saturday. John will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageJoseph A. Shurilla
Oct 19, 2021

JOSEPH A. SHURILLA completed his earthly journey on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the age of 88. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio and graduated from Poland Seminary High School. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served aboard the USS Atka, an ice-breaker in the Artic and Antarctica.  His duties gave him opportunity to see polar bear cubs and Emperor Penguins, both of which delighted him.

Upon completion of his service, he joined his brothers’ construction company in the Youngstown, Ohio area for several years. He then chose to pursue degrees in education, and attained his Master’s Degree as well as additional coursework.  He taught in the Sebring and Louisville School districts. While at Louisville, he became one of the area’s pioneers in vocational education. His career path led to service as Supervisor of Vocational Education at Alliance High School and finally to Director of Vocational Education for the North Canton City School District. He was also instrumental in training entry-level carpenters through the carpenters union.

Joe was a master carpenter, who built two homes for his own family, and helped build several other homes in the area. In retirement, he skillfully remodeled an 1886 Victorian home in Louisville built by a Civil War veteran which became the Mainstay Bed and Breakfast, still in operation today. He enjoyed visiting with guests, and always knew when to share a joke or a word of compassion.

Joe loved golfing with his league partner, Ed Baines, and with his daughter and grandsons. He enjoyed travel, from the epic two-week camping trips with his young family to more than 30 states, to cruises throughout Europe and visits in Mexico. He cherished his Hungarian roots, and was thrilled to visit Budapest, Hungary. He was a great dancer and enjoyed playing cards whenever the family could pull a foursome together. He enjoyed Cleveland Indians baseball, Cleveland Cavaliers basketball, and proudly sported his Ohio State Buckeyes cap and sweatshirt.

Joe was a loving and devoted husband and father, and was always ready to lend a helping hand to friend and stranger alike.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Elizabeth (Barko) Shurilla and his ten older siblings. Left to cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife of 63 years, Mary, his children Chrysanne (Craig) Timm and Joseph (Cindy) Shurilla, grandchildren Matthew (Brittany) Timm, Brian Timm, Holly (Steve) Smith, Grant Ferguson, great-grandchildren Grayson Timm and Steven and Cindy Smith, longtime dear friend Fr. Jim McKarns, Jack, the dog he rescued, and the birds he loved to watch and feed.

Joe’s family will celebrate his life privately. Should anyone want to give donations in his memory, they are invited to consider St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageCarmen P. Desiato, Jr.
Oct 18, 2021

CARMEN P. DESIATO JR., age 97, of Louisville, Ohio passed away following a brief illness on June 29, 2021. Carmen was born on February 26, 1924 in Youngstown, Ohio and was the son of the late Carmen (Camillo) and Mary (nee DeSimone) Desiato. Carmen is survived by a sister, Marie Wiese; five children, Cindy Koehler, Timothy (Mary Sue) Desiato, MD, Linda Young, Steve Desiato, and Paul (Tammy) Desiato; eight grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. 

He lived in the same house that he built in 1952 until a few weeks before passing. He also built houses for his parents, four of his children and local contractors. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by Helen, his wife of 66 years; a brother, Pat Desiato; brother-in-law, Don Wiese; son-in-law, Dale Koehler; son-in-law, Dennis Young; and grandson-in-law, Kevin Wagner. 

During World War II, Carmen was a B-17 flight engineer and upper turret gunner. He was a member of the 398th Bomb Group based in England flying missions primarily over Germany. During his squadron’s final mission, civilians working at an armament factory in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia were notified two hours prior to the daylight raid to reduce casualties. This was the first time a pre-raid warning was broadcast. 

After the war, Carmen returned to Louisville and worked at Republic Steel. He took an early retirement in 1972 and became a full-time carpenter. During his eighties, he continued to help friends with home improvement projects and to assist his wife with her craft business. He remained active into his mid-nineties in his workshop where he enjoyed building furniture and toys for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Carmen was a member of VFW Post 3747 where he was well known for assisting with their finish carpentry and remodeling. 

A private service was held for the family at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, Ohio after arrangements were made by Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home. Messages of condolence may be sent to www.paqueletfalk.com/obituary/.

article imageRandall G. Beck
Oct 18, 2021

Following a brief illness, RANDALL BECK passed into peace Wednesday October 6 in his home in Boone, NC. His brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and Judi Beck (Boone, NC) accompanied him through his passage. His parents were Ben and Donna Jeanne Beck formerly of Louisville and Dover.

Randall resided in Louisville for 73 years, worked for the Louisville Public Library and was a life-long member of Christ United Methodist Church. Prior to death, Randall moved from Louisville, OH to Boone where he thrived - making friends and enjoying time with his NC family. Randall brought light and instilled tenderness into countless lives. His quirky innocence and candor will be sorely missed. 

Kevin and Judi are grateful to the Louisville, OH community for years of kindness and support of Randall. If you would like to offer a memorial, please direct it to Louisville Public Library, 700 Lincoln Ave. Louisville, OH or Christ United Methodist Church, 600 East Gorgas St. Louisville, OH 44641.

article imageBetty J. Krabill
Oct 18, 2021

BETTY J. KRABILL, age 90, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at St. Joseph Care Center. She was born May 5, 1931 in Canton, OH to the late William and Sadie (Culler) Thomas. Betty was retired from the Louisville Board of Education as an administrative assistant. She was a member of the former High Mill Church of the Resurrection and the Nimishillen Grange. Through the years Betty and Robert traveled to all 50 states, camping in most of them, even Alaska. Of course, they had to stop at a gift shop in every state to buy something for Betty’s many collections. 

Betty was also preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Robert Krabill; a son, Timothy Krabill; two brothers, Robert and Richard Thomas. She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Wayne) Keller; a son, Thomas (Ann) Krabill; daughter-in-law, Donna Krabill; a brother, Elden Thomas; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 

A private family funeral service was held at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. Betty was laid to rest, beside her husband, in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

Gary Evan Gibbs
Oct 13, 2021

GARY EVAN GIBBS, age 77, of Litchfield Park, AZ, passed away at his home on August 24, 2021. Gary was born in Canton on April 6, 1944. He graduated from Louisville High School and Weber State University in Utah. He spent his life in sales management and consulting.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Beulah Gibbs and sister Sandra Brahler. He is survived by wife of 32 years, Sherrie, brother Phillip Gibbs of Canton, and many wonderful friends. No services were held per Gary’s request. Donation to the American Cancer Society in his memory would be appreciated.

article imageAnthony “Tony” Pumneo Jr.
Sep 23, 2021

ANTHONY “TONY” PUMNEO JR., age 73 of Louisville, Ohio, passed away Monday, September 20, 2021. He was born January 4, 1948, in Canton, Ohio to the late Anthony Pumneo Sr. and Caroline McCauley-Turpin. He was part of the Louisville High School class of 1967. Tony was owner operator of A. Pumneo Trucking & Excavating and operated the family dairy farm. Tony was an avid NASCAR fan, enjoyed watching football and going to Florida for the winter. 

Tony is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy (Willison); daughter, Tammy Isla; sons, Tony (Chris) and Toby (Cheryl) Pumneo all of Louisville, Ohio; grandchildren, Emily and Alexis Isla, Justin and Tyler Pumneo and Chase Gee; sister, Cindy (Joe) Fromme; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021, at Union Cemetery in Louisville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society. Condolences and special memories of Tony can be shared with the family online at www.paqueletfalk.com.

(Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home & Crematory, 330-875-2811, Serving Ohio Families Since 1867)

article imageRobert “Frank” Minster
Sep 20, 2021

ROBERT “FRANK” MINSTER, age 86, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully, in his home, on Friday, September 17, 2021. He was born December 4, 1934 in Canton, OH to the late John and Esther (McDonald) Minster. Frank was retired from Sun Ohio and he did concrete work for many people in the area. He also enjoyed setting up a stand at local flea markets and being a member of the Louisville FOE. 

Frank is survived by three sons, Tim (Cindy), Bob (Cindy) and Rick (Debbie) Minster; 11grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Ruth Ann Minster; his brother, John “Auggie” Minster; grandson, Patrick Minster and his long-time companion, Beverly Adcox. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday (9/24) at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor David Anderson officiating. Calling hours will be 10-11 a.m. Friday morning at the funeral home. Frank will be laid to rest, beside his wife, in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

 (Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageRaymond “Ted” Ferguson
Sep 16, 2021

RAYMOND “TED” FERGUSON, age 91, of Louisville, OH passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021. He was born April 9, 1930 in White Cottage, OH to the late Claude and Amy Ferguson. Ted was a Korean War Army veteran and he was retired from IB of EW Local #540. He was a member of the Louisville FOE, Louisville American Legion, Juilliard Lodge #460 F &AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Canton, Tadmor Temple and the Alliance Shrine Club. Ted is survived by a son, Ted (Lynn Hughes) Ferguson; two sisters, Kay Marshall and Diane Donahoe; three brothers, Claude (Janice), Jerry (Pat), and Terry (Donna) Ferguson; his granddaughter, Teddi (Ryan Lee) Ferguson and two great-granddaughters, Maci and Belle. He was preceded in death by his long-time companion, Marty Houser; two sisters, Betty Mast and Jackie Trainer; four brothers, Roland, Robert, Michael and Jim Ferguson.

Ted will be laid to rest with a private family graveside service in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imagePaul W. Lutz
Sep 6, 2021

PAUL W. LUTZ, age 96, of Louisville, OH passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021. Paul was born to Norman and Amanda (Krabill) Lutz at the family farm in Washington Township, Stark County, Ohio on October 25, 1924. He graduated from Louisville High School in 1942, served in the US Army during World War II and retired from J &L Specialty Steel in 1988. A lifelong member of Paris Israel Lutheran Church, he deeply loved his church. Paul is preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years Marguerite (Marino) Lutz, his parents, three brothers, one sister, a son, Arthur C. Locke and a great grandson. Paul is survived by his daughter Carla (Daniel) Wolfe, sister-in-law, Judy Horn, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. As well as many loving nieces and nephews.

A funeral/memorial service for both Paul and Marguerite (who passed away June 24, 2021 in Pataskala, Ohio) will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday (9/8) at Paris Israel Lutheran Church, 376 Paris Ave., Paris, Ohio. Calling hours will be 10-11 a.m. Wednesday morning at the church. Paul and Marguerite will be laid to rest in the Beech Mennonite Cemetery in the Lutz family plot. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

Edward C. Cowley
Aug 31, 2021

EDWARD C. COWLEY, age 81, of Hartville, OH passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021. He was born December 6, 1939 in Canton, OH to the late George and Hazel (Green) Cowley. Ed was a Navy Veteran. He was retired from Republic Steel and he was the former assistant chief at the Fairhope/Nimishillen Twp Fire Department. 

Ed was also preceded in death by his wife, Kathaleen in 2000; a sister, Linda Cowley and a brother, Larry Cowley. He is survived by three sons, Steven (Ann), Gary (Karla) and Danny (Kim) Cowley; three sisters, Doris Coates, Joan Turner, Georgie Castanien; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be 12 noon Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor John Diller officiating. Calling hours will be 11 a.m.-12 noon Friday at the funeral home. Ed will be laid to rest in Highland Memorial Park. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageTerry Lee Hershberger
Aug 23, 2021

TERRY LEE HERSHBERGER, age 69, passed away peacefully in his home in Republic, Washington on the evening of Wednesday, August 18, 2021.

Terry was born on August 5, 1952 in Walnut Creek, Ohio to Loren “Piney” and Lucille (Schmucker) Hershberger. After graduating from high school in Louisville, Ohio, Terry’s travels brought him to Lafayette, Louisiana where he met the love of his life, Julia. On April 7, 1979 he married Julia Chandler and they made their way to the Pacific Northwest to begin a life of homesteading. Together they built a home with their own hands, grew and preserved their own food, and raised four children, Anna, Carolyn, Jana, and Kenny. Terry was a jack of all trades working a wide range of jobs throughout his life such as restoring old furniture, construction, oil field, wild land fire fighting, and finally as a mill operator with multiple gold mining companies until he retired due to his battle with cancer. He enjoyed working and worked hard, while always knowing how to joke and keep things fun. He made many friends in the process.

Terry was known for his love of woodworking, gardening, and sledding. He loved music and boogied his way across the country and through time from Woodstock to the local Rock Cut Blues. He loved to travel and took his family on many long road trips and adventures around the country. He was an incredibly dedicated and hard worker at everything in his life and was known for taking all of his projects to the next level. Terry had a kind and compassionate heart and would do anything or give to anyone in need without a second thought, always willing to help when it was needed.

Terry was preceded in death by his mother Lucille and infant daughter Grace. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Julia, four children Anna, Carolyn, Jana, and Kenny, father Loren, brothers Greg and Barry, sister Gail, and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, family and friends. Terry’s family was very important and dear to him and he loved them deeply. He will be laid to rest at the Republic Cemetery.  Danekas Funeral Chapel is entrusted in care.

(Danekas Funeral Chapel, 509-684-8183)

article imageJoel Alec May
Aug 19, 2021

A Celebration of Life will be held on August 28, 2021, from 2-5 pm at the Fraternal Order of Eagles located at 306 W Main St Louisville, OH 44641. 

Please visit www.heritagecremationsociety.com to view Joel’s obituary and share condolences or special memories with the family

Lyle K. Troyer
Aug 16, 2021

LYLE K. TROYER, born August 3, 1942 to Lotus E. Troyer and Hilda P. (Kline) Troyer, finished his earthly race on August 11, 2021. He is a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend. Lyle wanted to be remembered as stating “I have gratitude for who I am, the creature that God made me to be.” He was an active member of Peace Mennonite Church in Elyria, Ohio, where he served as an elder for many years. Peace Mennonite Church supports many ministries dear to his heart, including the Gideons, Love Inc., Mennonite Central Committee, and Joni and Friends “Wheels for the World.”

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial gifts in honor of Lyle be sent to Peace Mennonite Church (9300 West Ridge Road, Elyria OH 44035). Professionally, Lyle worked as a sales manager and school district treasurer. He sought to live out his faith in Jesus by being a servant in every area of his life, and sought the good of all he came into contact with. He is preceded in death by his parents, his twin sister Lila and his daughter Sharon. He is survived by wife Edna, sister Marj, son Mark and granddaughter Lucie. Burial will be a private service, Celebration of Life will be held at a yet-to-be-determined date. Short Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with the arrangements.

(Short Funeral Home, 419-445-3556)

article imageJeffrey (Vance) Collins
Aug 13, 2021

JEFFREY (VANCE) COLLINS, age 57 of Louisville, died Wed., Aug. 11, 2021 in Aultman Hospital. He was born Oct. 29, 1963 in Parsons, WV.  He is a postal Carrier for the USPS in Louisville. He graduated from Minerva High School in 1982 and is a member of the Louisville Christian Church.  He loved hangin’ out with family and friends and touched the lives of everyone he met.  His favorite times were spent behind the grill and enjoying Sunday dinners and football games.

He is survived by his wife, Annette (Thomae) Collins whom he married June 24, 1997, three children Grace, Leah and Tristan Collins, father, Allen Vance, of New Garden, three sisters Patricia (Bob) Carl of Minerva, Tami Vance of NC and Teri (Nicole Orozco) Vance of Mogadore. He is preceded in death by his mother, Sharon (Parsons) Vance.

Funeral services will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. in the Louisville Christian Church with Pastor Rick Brown officiating.  Calling hours will be Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at the Louisville Christian Church.  Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.

article imageShirley A. Bresson
Aug 13, 2021

SHIRLEY A. BRESSON, age 86, of Louisville, passed away August 11th, 2021, after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born December 12th, 1934, in Maximo, Ohio to the late Russel l and Magdalene (Menegay) Haidet.  Shirley was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, the Eagles and was a Eucharistic Minister at Mercy Hospital and St. Louis Church. She was an avid sports enthusiast following Notre Dame and Louisville sports; she loved her flowers; but the love of her life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by husband, Paul “PJ”; 2 brothers and 1 sister. 

Shirley is survived by her children, Deborah (Kelley) McKinney, Sharon Milnes, Mark (Ann) Bresson, Michele (Jeff) Mongiardo; 10 grandchildren Robert, Christopher, Bryan, Stephanie, Allen, Rachel, Tricia, Steven, Nicole and Julie; brother, Leroy (Ann) Haidet; sister Theresa Gecina; along with 24 great-grandchildren

The family will receive visitors Sunday, August 15th, from 1-4 p.m. at Paquelet Falk Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, August 16th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church, with Fr. Robert Miller Officiating. Condolences and special memories of Shirley can be shared with the family online at www.paqueletfalk.com. 

(Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home & Crematory, 330-875-2811, Serving Ohio Families Since 1867)

article imageRobert Gerald Armstrong
Aug 4, 2021

ROBERT GERALD ARMSTRONG, 88 of Shreve passed away at his home Monday, August 2, 2021.

Gerald was born August 4, 1932 in Holmes Co. to the late Kenneth and Elizabeth (Phillips) Armstrong. He married Mary Lynn Leedy in 1951 and she preceded him August 8, 2016.

He was a graduate of Shreve High School, received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture from The Ohio State University in 1954 and his DVM from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He practiced veterinary medicine in Louisville from 1958 until his retirement. He was a long-time member of the Louisville Rotary Club and he and his wife were highly involved in the foreign exchange student program for many years. He was a member of the Shreve Presbyterian Church. 

Being an OSU alumnus, he was an avid Buckeye’s fan, maintaining season tickets for years. Gerald was also a member of the President Club. He enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians. Mary Lynn and Gerald supported their grandchildren in all of their activities and would drive across the state to watch them play; they were their biggest cheerleaders. 

After retirement, he and Mary Lynn moved back to the family farm that he loved, he lived there longer than anywhere else during his life. Also in retirement, they would winter in Ft. Myers, FL for over 30 years. 

Surviving him are a son Roger (Carol) Armstrong of Bonita Springs, FL and daughter, Lynn Ann (Jon) Stokey of Defiance; grandchildren, Ryan (Lori) Armstrong of Louisville, Brandon (Stephanie) Stokey of Maumee, Julie (Aaron Wyse) Stokey of Defiance, Phillip (Alyson) Stokey of Maumee; greatgrandchildren, Olivia Lynn Armstrong, Tyler Grant Armstrong, Ethan Robert Armstrong, Augustus Gerald Stokey, and Leedy Lynn Stokey; brother, Richard “Pete” Armstrong of Wooster; and a sister Donna Wachtel of Millersburg.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son Richard Gregg Armstrong; brother, Kenneth Lemoyne Armstrong; and a sister, Dorothy Spurlock. 

Funeral services will be Saturday, August 7 at 2:00 p.m. at Schlabach Funeral Home with Rev. Christopher P. Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 12:00 (noon) until time of service at 2:00 p.m.

The family requests masks and social distancing to ensure everyone’s safety. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Shreve Presbyterian Church, PO Box 587, Shreve, OH 44676.

Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.schlabachfh.com.

article imageJerry Goebel
Jul 23, 2021

JEROME W. GOEBEL - JERRY to all he knew, Age 77 of Louisville, OH Went home to be with the LORD July 20, 2021, at Mercy Medical Center with family at his side. Born December 16, 1943, to Ray L and Blanche (Schumacher) Goebel. Jerry attended St. Louis School in Louisville and graduated from Central Catholic High School in Canton, in 1961. He was in the 2nd ever graduating class of Walsh College in 1965 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. 

Survived by sons Bill & Tracy Goebel of Rittman, John (Louie) Goebel of FL, Mark Goebel & Sheri Lewis of Sarasota FL, brother Rick Goebel of Plant City FL, and grandchildren Alex, Eliza, Evan and Evianna. 

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Cheryl A. (Ludwig) Goebel. 

Jerry managed TNT Television in Louisville for 62 years, meeting and serving many loyal customers and making lifelong friends. 

Jerry enjoyed coaching his sons’ baseball teams often “Jumping 5 feet in the air” when one got a hit or made a play. 

A lifelong athlete and sportsman, Jerry enjoyed golf, winning the Stark County Amateur Championship twice, OHIO SCRAMBLE twice and maintaining a 2 handicap at his favorite Alliance Country Club. Jerry enjoyed rabbit and pheasant hunting with brother Jim Goebel of Columbus OH (Deceased) and Deer hunting with gun and bow in Ohio, West Virginia and Pensylvania, taking over 100 deer in his lifetime. He also enjoyed Walleye and Perch fishing for many years on his boat “Call Somebody.” Always active, he would rather do than watch and was determined to excel at everything he did. He lived life at 100 miles an hour but stopped to smell the roses. 

Later in life, he enjoyed attending all his grandchildren’s school plays, sporting events, graduations and birthdays. Always early, with a smile and a cheer. He took special pride in teaching them to fish at his favorite spot, Bernardo’s Pond. 

Lovingly dubbed “The Mayor of Rainbow Drive” when he resided there, he loved to smile and greet his many neighbors from his front porch. Always interested in their safety and happiness, offering his trademark thumbs up. 

A Christian Mass will be be held at St. Louis Church 300 N. Chapel Louisville on Wednesday, July 28, at 11:00 with Interment at St. Louis Cemetery immediately following. Instead of traditional calling hours, a celebration of his fantastic life and times will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Louisville Eagles Club. An open Mic will be offered for all his family, friends, neighbors and customers to tell their favorite “Jerry Story” as we all know, there are many. 

The family wishes to give a special THANK YOU to Mercy Hospice and Carlene, Scott, Christin and Chaplain Steve who have been so kind in Jerry’s final days. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to: Mercy Hospice, 4369 Whipple Ave NW, Canton, OH 44718 or Louisville Eagles Club.

article imageCaroline M. (Kraft) Hann
Jul 21, 2021

CAROLINE M. (KRAFT) HANN, age 88, of Louisville, OH went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.  She was born to the late Harold and Ada Mae Kraft on May 1, 1933 in Massillon, Ohio.  She was a 1951 graduate of Washington High School in Massillon.  She met and married the love of her life, Frank C. Hann, in 1953.  From then on, they were inseparable. They did everything together including raising 4 children. Caroline was compassionate and kind to everyone she met and loved having all her children and grandchildren to her home. She loved playing the piano and had the most beautiful alto voice singing in her church choir. At the age of 40, she returned to college and pursued her life-long dream of being an LPN. She carried her bible in the pocket of her nurse’s uniform and shared Jesus with her patients where she worked and eventually retired from Timken Mercy Hospital. She loved the Cleveland Indians and her Massillon Tigers, but mostly loved the Lord.  She is now singing with the angels in heaven.

Caroline was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of Gideons Int.

Caroline leaves behind her husband and best friend of 68 years, Frank. Three children David (Dee) Hann of Martinsville, VA, Linda (Jim) Silver of Wooster, Julie (Russ) Hoff of Valdosta, GA., daughter-in-law Carol Hann of North Canton, 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her son, Stephen, siblings Mary Alice Rupard, Charlotte Brown and Harold Kraft Jr.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor Mike Grant officiating. Calling hours will be 12-1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Caroline will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Canton, OH. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Christ United Methodist Church in Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageDiane L. Clark
Jul 19, 2021

DIANE L. CLARK, age 65, of Louisville, OH, passed away unexpectedly with her significant other, Charles Neff and her brother, David Miller, on Thursday, July 15, 2021. She was born in Canton, OH June 17, 1956 to the late Harland and Lois Jean (McEowen) Miller. Diane was a self-employed CPA and a partner in Uptown Joe Coffee Shop. She also participated in the Louisville Rotary Flag Project. Diane truly cared about everyone in the community, she was like a mother to all. Diane enjoyed talking and laughing with everyone she came across.

Diane is survived by a daughter, Christi (Rich) Sinchak; two sons, Greg (Elaine) Clark and Kenny Clark and his fiancée Valerie Myers; a sister Deb (Jim) Swallen; two brothers, Don (Lori) Miller and Doug (Donna) Miller. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Christian (Alex) Clark, Emily Clark, Presley Clark, Sadie Sinchak and Drew Sinchak; three great-grandchildren, Avery, Poppy and Cooper Clark; her aunt, Martha Bell and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Paradise United Church of Christ in Louisville with Rev. Dr. David Anderson officiating. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stark County Humane Society, 5100 Peach St., Louisville, OH 44641. On line condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier – Israel Funeral Home, 330 875-1414)

article imageDavid L. Miller
Jul 19, 2021

DAVID L. MILLER, age 71, of Louisville, OH, passed away unexpectedly, with his sister, Diane Clark and his friend, Charles Neff on Thursday July 15, 2021. He was born in Canton, Ohio on July 20, 1949 to the late Harland and Lois Jean (McEowen) Miller. Dave was an Army Veteran, serving in Vietnam, and he was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the Louisville Post of the American Legion and the Lake P’na Sportsmen Club. He participated in the Louisville Rotary Flag Project.

Besides his parents, David was preceded in death by his wife, Teresa. He is survived by a sister, Deb (Jim) Swallen; two brothers, Don (Lori) Miller and Doug (Donna) Miller; aunt, Martha Bell and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Paradise United Church of Christ in Louisville with Rev. Dr. David Anderson officiating. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church. David will be laid to rest, with military honors, in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to Paradise United Church of Christ,619 E. Main St, Louisville, OH 44641. On line condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageCharles (Chuck) Edward Neff
Jul 19, 2021

CHARLES (CHUCK) EDWARD NEFF born September 4th, 1954 in Louisville, OH passed away unexpectedly at the age of 66 on July 15th, 2021. He was called home to The Lord alongside his significant other Diane Clark and close friend David Miller, brother of Diane. He is preceded in death by his father Gayland Neff and Brother Larry Neff as well as many other extended family members.  He is survived by his mother Eleanor (Bishop) Neff; his children; Jodi (Scott) Fischer, Douglas (Erin) Neff, Carrie (Joshua) Riel, Courtney (Russell) Wurzbach and grandchildren Jasmine, Kylee, and Nathan Fischer; Madeline, Lucas, Emma and Owen Neff; Wyatt, Evan and Joscelyn Riel; Fynleigh and Norah Wurzbach. He is also survived by his siblings; Patricia (Neff) Hyatt, Gail (Gary) Evans, Robert (Charlotte) Neff, Dan (Kay) Neff, Julie (Joseph) Teppert, Tom (Jodi) Neff, Mike (Debra) Neff, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, the outdoors, and making memories with his family as well as attending races with his good friend Frank Neff.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Paradise United Church of Christ in Louisville, with Rev. Dan Deem officiating. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Chuck will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Nimishillen Township Fire Department 4422 Maplegrove Ave, Louisville, Ohio 44641. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageKyle Dougherty (Doc)
Jul 19, 2021

With deepest sorrow we announce that KYLE DOUGHERTY (DOC) age 35 (8-30-1985) our most beloved son, brother, uncle, fiancé, family member and friend died tragically Thursday 7-15-2021.

Those who knew Kyle even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives. Kyle will be missed everyday by his parents Jerry and Pam Dougherty, sister and brother-in-law Jera and Charlie Brackman and his Niece, Quinn Brackman. His grandmother Wanda Changet, his special grandparents Don and Joan Ferrell. His beloved fiancé Tracy Wiery and her children, Luke, Chelsea and Reese.

Kyle loved his fur buddy Marvin and his rescue cat Obie and many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends.

We know Kyle is now with his grandparents Chick and Joyce Dougherty and Papa Joe Changet.

Kyle was a 2004 Louisville High School graduate and attended Walsh and Malone University. He was currently employed by Ameriseal.

Kyle enjoyed many sports especially golf.

He touched so many lives with his infectious smile and loving heart, so continue to smile today and every day in memory of Kyle.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Louisville Christian Church, 1800 South Chapel St, Louisville, OH with Pastor Rick Brown officiating. Calling hours will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday evening at the church. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

Gerald Eugene Schulz
Jul 16, 2021

GERALD EUGENE SCHULTZ, age 74, of Louisville, Ohio, passed away Wednesday July 14, 2021. He was born in Canton, Ohio on September 19, 1946 to the late Emmens and Thelma (Springer) Schulz. Gerald was a graduate of Louisville High School and was a retired farmer. He was known as the Cookie Man at the Hartville and Rogers Flee markets.

Gerald is survived by three sisters, Barbara Kopatz, Marilyn (Frank) Warnock and Lois Grosenbaugh.

A memorial service will be 11am Monday at Stier – Israel Funeral Homein Louisville with Pastor Mike Grant officiating. Calling hours will be from 10 till 11am Monday at the funeral home. On line condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier – Israel Funeral Home, 330 875-1414)

article imageVeronica and Mark Shilling
Jul 13, 2021

VERONICA and, son, MARK SCHILLIG will have a Mass of Christian burial on Thursday, July 27th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Mary Church: 8900 Columbus Rd. NE, Louisville, Ohio 44641. To view full obituaries and share condolences with the family, please visit www.paqueletfalk.com.

(Paquelet Funeral Home, 330-875-2811)

article imageWayne C. Meadows
Jul 8, 2021

WAYNE C. MEADOWS, age 91, of Louisville, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2021. He was born in Fairhope, Ohio on October 26, 1929 to the late Calvin and Ina (Prosser) Meadows. 

Survived by his loving wife of 71 years Jane Ann (Marks) and 3 sons Rodney (Susie), Bob (Lori), Keith (Lynda), and 4 grandchildren, Amanda, Jaclyn, Nicholas and Mark.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Thelma McAndrew, and his brothers Raymond and Ralph Meadows.

He was a life-long Louisville resident, who presided as Mayor when Louisville progressed from a Village to a City in 1960. Wayne founded and operated Meadows Insurance Agency for nearly 50 years, retiring in 2004. He was a long-time member of the Louisville Lions Club and Paradise United Church of Christ. Wayne was honored as the Constitution Parade Marshall in 2010. He enjoyed camping and travel.

Calling hours will be 10am – Noon on Monday at Stier – Israel Funeral Home. Funeral service at Noon with Rev. Dr. David Anderson officiating at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Paradise United Church of Christ and Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier – Israel Funeral Home, 330 875-1414)

article imageTheodore J. Bendick
Jul 8, 2021

THEODORE J. BENDICK, age 82, of Louisville, OH passed away unexpectedly on Sunday July 4, 2021 in his home. He was born August 18, 1938 in Revloc, PA. Ted was a Marine Corp. Veteran and was retired from the Timken Company in 1990 after 35 years of service. Ted is survived by his wife of 59 years, Judith K. (Gardner) Bendick; a daughter, Diane Lambrou; a son, Michael (Jodi) Bendick; and two grandchildren, Kenneth O’Rell III and Bryce Bendick. He was preceded in death by his father, John Bendick, his mother, Almeda Duffey and a brother, Jack Bendick. 

Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor Rick Brown officiating. Calling hours will be 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday morning at the funeral home. Theodore and his wife, who passed away on July 7, will be laid to rest in Forrest Hill Cemetery, Canton, OH. 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageJudith K. Bendick
Jul 8, 2021

JUDITH K. BENDICK, age 81, of Louisville, OH passed away in her home on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. She was born November 13, 1939 in Canton, OH. She was an RN and worked as a nursing home administrator for many years.  Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Rosemond Gardner; her husband, Theodore Bendick on July 4, 2021; and a brother, George Gardner. She is survived by a daughter, Diane Lambrou; a son, Michael (Jodi) Bendick; sister, Rosemond (Harold) Blakelock; brother, Thomas (Marjorie) Gardner II; two grandchildren, Kenneth O’Rell III and Bryce Bendick.

Funeral services will 12:30 p.m. Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor Rick Brown officiating. Calling hours will be 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday morning at the funeral home. Judy will be laid with her husband, who passed away July 4, 2021, in Forrest Hill Cemetery, Canton, OH. 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageKaren Elizabeth (Ossler) Bush “Pinky”
Jul 6, 2021

KAREN ELIZABETH (OSSLER) BUSH “PINKY”, age 53, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2021 and is currently fishing in Heaven as she is reunited with those who went before her. She was born August 6, 1967. She is survived by her broken-hearted family including her mother, Jean Ossler, daughters Andrea Elizabeth Menegay and Sierra Alexis Bush, sons Justin Donavan Bush and Tanner Franklin Bowers, daughters-in-law Gabrielle Dawn Bates and Madi Krug, grandchildren Chloe Elizabeth, Kolton Mackenzy Jr., Thomas Eugene Elmer, and Mackenzy Mae Jean, brothers Keith (Nina) Ossler, Kenneth Ossler, and Kraig (Linette) Ossler, life long friend Ron Bush, special friend Bill Long, nieces, nephews, friends, and other extended family. She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Ossler, and recently by her son Kolton Mackenzy “Tater” Bush. 

Karen’s favorite hobby was fishing. Her special place of peace and solitude was Woodland Lake in Homeworth. She also enjoyed photography, campfires, and anything that was “Pink”. She also had the special ability to find four leaf clovers. She raised Siamese cats and was very fond of her fur-babies. A joint Memorial Service took place for Karen and her son Kolton on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Noon at the Middle Sandy Presbyterian Church in Homeworth. Friends and family may share their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Dean’s Funeral Home,  Sebring, Ohio.

(Dean’s Funeral Home, 330-938-2744)

article imageBetty L. Marks
Jul 6, 2021

BETTY L. MARKS, age 84, of Louisville, OH, passed away Friday, March 5, 2021. She was born July 17, 1936 in Kinport, PA to the late Lawrence and Phyllis Shankle. She was retired from Canton Mallable. Betty is survived by her daughter, Robin (Robert) Harwig, her son, Robert “Bob” Marks; 2 sisters, Debbie (Richard) Holland, Linda Robinson; 3 brothers, Ronald, Allen (Lois) and Leonard (Val) Shankle; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Donald and Gene Shankle and 4 sisters, Olive Venable, Ida Jones, Bertha Kerr and Elsie Mae Sherwin.

A memorial service was held Sunday, July 4, 2021. 

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home   330-875-1414)

article imageArlene L. Brown
Jun 29, 2021

ARLENE L. BROWN, age 68, of Louisville, Ohio, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021. She was born in Canton, Ohio on April 6, 1953 to the late Forest and Kathryn (Hinton) Lautzenheiser.

Arlene was a former employee of First Federal Savings in Louisville. She was a member of Peace United Methodist Church and Nimishillen Grange.

Arlene is survived by her husband Dennis; three daughters, Kathy Brown, Kim (Travis) Miller and Kristine Brown; sister, Jane Barr; brothers, Gene (Char) Lautzenheiser and Don (Teri) Lautzenheiser; two grandchildren, Tayden and Kamdyn Miller.

Funeral services will be 12 noon Friday at Peace United Methodist Church in Louisville with Pastor Douglas Beggs officiating. Calling hours will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Stier – Israel Funeral Home and 1 hour before services at the church on Friday. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Garden.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church.  On line condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier – Israel Funeral Home, 330 875-1414)

article imageGary L. Burgett
Jun 28, 2021

GARY L. BURGETT, age 81, of Louisville, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, June 27, 2021.

He was born in Canton, on July 24, 1939, to the late Kenneth and Martha Burgett.  He grew up on the family farm in Salineville, Ohio. Gary graduated from Irondale High School in 1957 and Muskingum College in 1961. He married his high school sweetheart Dana (Williamson) on June 11, 1961, and they recently celebrated 60 years of marriage.

Gary’s career began at Conotton Valley High School where he taught math, coached basketball, and served as the high school’s principal. Later he became an area coordinator for the Ohio Department of Education, retiring with over 40 years of service. Gary enjoyed the time he spent with people he met through his work at the many school districts in Northeast Ohio, especially his co-workers Herb and Paula. Gary was a 40+ year member of the Masonic Lodge #348 in Salineville.

Louisville became his family’s home in 1969, where they raised two daughters, Terri and Beth. Gary enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and anything having to do with being outdoors. He loved attending and watching sports, especially when his grandchildren, great nieces, and great nephews were participating. Gary was a wonderful son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. Gary never met a stranger, and he will be dearly missed by all of those who crossed his path.

Gary is survived by his wife Dana; daughters, Terri (Daryl) Moran and Beth (Larry) Bates; grandchildren: Alyssa (Jarrod) Dawson, Jarrod Moran, Alexa (Noah) Allison, and Alivia Bates; brothers, Keith (Judy) Burgett, Bruce Burgett, and Wesley (Mary) Burgett; brothers in law Ronnie (Patty) Williamson and Bill (Hazel) Williamson; sister-in-law Carol Boker, many nieces and nephews, and their children.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville, Ohio with Rev. Dr. David Anderson officiating.  Calling hours will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Masonic Services following at 8pm.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Aultman Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com.

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

article imageCarol Price Barden
Jun 15, 2021

CAROL PRICE BARDEN, age 69 of Kimbolton, Ohio went home to be with her Lord on June 14, 2021. She was born on March 25, 1952 in Binghamton, New York. She is survived by her mother Peggy Price, daughter Danielle Hardy, son-in-law James Kovach, granddaughter Sidney Gadd, grandson William Gadd, nieces Heather Kovach Torres and Andrea Kovach, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends and ones at Trinity Baptist Church. Carol was preceded in death by her father G. Wayne Price, her husband Stephen Michael Barden, sisters Shelley Price Kovach, Kay Price Sinclair, and brothers Todd, Andrew, and Adam Price. Carol was blessed by many talents, a skilled horse trainer and rider, artist, sewing, quilting and singing. Because she loved and trusted Jesus Christ as her savior, she lives now in his presence. John 11: 25-26. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place with no services at this time. On-line condolences can be sent to the family at www.bundy-lawfuneralhome.com.

(Bundy-Law Funeral Home, 740-432-5705)

article imageKathlyn C. Greene
Jun 4, 2021

KATHLYN C. GREENE, age 80, of Louisville, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in her home. She was the daughter. Of the late Arthur D and Mary A. Smith of Louisville, Oh. She is survived by her husband Robert E Greene, a brother, Arthur (Pam) Smith; four daughters, Corrine (Gregory) Hansen, Mary (Brad) Koah, Suzanne (Chuck) Elliott, Melissa (Mark) Bishop; four sons, Thomas Gill, Michael (Angela) Gill, Jeff (Linda) Ramser, Daniel Ramser; and 13 grandchildren. There will be no calling hours or funeral services per Kathlyn's wishes. She will be laid to rest, beside her parents, in Bethlehem Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

(Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 330-875-1414)

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