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Donald C. Rupert, 1913-2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

SEBRING, Ohio — Donald Charles Rupert, 95, of 800 South 15th Street, Sebring, Ohio, died April 21, 2009, in the Crandall Medical Center of Copeland Oaks. He was born to Willis and Emma Van Skiver Rupert Dec. 14, 1913, on the Rupert family farm outside of New Waterford, Ohio. After graduating from Fairfield Centralized High […]

Kenneth Allen Seamans

Monday, April 6, 2009

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — Kenneth Allen Seamans, 69, of Pulaski Mercer Road, Wilmington Township, Mercer County, New Wilmington, Pa., died March 29 in Horizon Hospital. Born July 29, 1939, in Edinburg, he was a son of John Cory and Mary Elizabeth Salzman Seamans. Seamans graduated from Union High School in 1957. He married the former […]

Virginia M. “Sis” Sayre

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

RANDOLPH, Ohio — Virginia M. “Sis” Sayre, 79, of Randolph passed away March 1 at Akron City Hospital. Born May 6, 1929 in Batavia, N.Y., to the late Carl and Pat Snyder, Sis was a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. While living in Florida, she worked many years for Gressinger and Sons as a secretary […]

Wilbur G. Hawthorne

Monday, March 2, 2009

LISBON, Ohio — Wilbur G. Hawthorne, 81, of West High Street, died at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 6 at his home following a lengthy illness. Hawthorne was born Jan. 23, 1928 in Broadacre, Ohio, a son of the late Avery and Grace (Peggs) Hawthorne, and had lived in the Lisbon area since 1938. He owned and […]

Gary Vermeer

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Gary Vermeer, 90, founder and chairman emeritus of Vermeer Corporation in Pella, Iowa, died Feb. 2, 2009, at the Comfort House of Pella. Born Sept. 29, 1918, he was the son of the late Jacob and Anna Vermeer. Mr. Vermeer and a cousin started the business in 1948, after inventing a wagon hoist five years […]

Carl Edwin Finton

Monday, February 2, 2009

DOVER, Ohio — Carl Edwin Finton, 95, passed away Jan. 29, 2009, in Country Club Retirement Campus, at Dover, where he resided for the past year. Born Nov. 18, 1913, he was the son of the late Charles Clifford and Hattie Bahmer Finton. Carl graduated from New Philadelphia High School in 1931. Following graduation, Carl […]

Paul H. Hays

Monday, February 2, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Paul H. Hays, 78, of 7489 McCann Road, Kensington, Ohio, died at 5:20 a.m. Feb. 1, 2009, at the Aultman Hospital in Canton. He was born Jan. 10, 1931, in Salem, the son of the late Herman and Annie (Ritchey) Hays. Until his retirement, Paul had been a self-employed dairy farmer with […]

James S. Bender

Monday, December 8, 2008

EAST ROCHESTER, Ohio — James S. Bender, 47, of East Rochester, Ohio died Dec. 5 at his home of an apparent heart failure. He was born Sept. 9, 1961 in Kalona, Iowa to Samuel and Irma (Frey) Bender. He was attending Berea Christian Fellowship in Leetonia, and worked at his home as a poultry farmer. […]

Ray McPherson

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

MINERVA, Ohio — Ray McPherson, 90, of Minerva, died Nov. 23, 2008, in his home following a short illness. He was born June 12, 1918, in Millport to Henry and Grace (McKarns) McPherson. He is a retired dairy farmer, having owned Bell-vu Farms for many years. Mr. McPherson is a member and trustee of the […]

Kenneth G. Moore

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

GEORGETOWN, Pa. — Kenneth G. Moore, 73, died July 8, 2008, at the Medical Center of Beaver after a brief illness. He was born July 8, 1935, in Hanover Township, Pa., a son of the late Kenneth C. Moore and Nina J. Moore Stewart. He retired from the Pa. Department of Transportation and also owned […]

Donald J. Moore

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

CALCUTTA, Ohio — Donald J. Moore, 63, formerly of Georgetown, Pa., died Sept. 22, 2008, at Calcutta Health Care Center following a brief illness. He was born June 18, 1945, in East Liverpool, a son of the late Kenneth C. Moore and Nina J. Moore Stewart. A lifelong area resident, he worked as a heavy […]

Joshua T. Shearer

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

ROBERTSVILLE, Ohio — Joshua T. Shearer, 19, of Robertsville, passed away unexpectedly in his home Aug. 4, 2008. He was born Feb. 25, 1989, in Canton, Ohio, to Tim A. and Beth A. (Gamber) Shearer. Joshua was a life resident of the Robertsville area and a 2007 graduate of Minerva High School. Joshua and his […]

David E. Mullett

Monday, July 28, 2008

GAMBIER, Ohio — David E. Mullett, 40, of Gambier, died July 23, 2008, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon, Ohio. He was born Nov. 29, 1967, in Dover, Del., to the late Eli and Mary (Biscotti) Mullett. David was a member of the Mount Zion House of Prayer in Utica, Ohio. He was an […]

Gary Lee Bishop

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

AKRON — Gary Lee Bishop, age 67, passed away July 12, 2008, at Akron City Hospital after a four-month battle with cancer. Mr. Bishop was born Jan. 3, 1941, in Ravenna, Ohio, and was a lifelong resident of Edinburg. He owned and operated Bishop Tractor Sales in Edinburg until he retired in 2004. He was […]

Jerry W. Romesberg

Monday, June 30, 2008

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Jerry W. Romesberg, 61, of Springfield Township, Ohio, passed away June 25, 2008, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Jerry retired from Ohio Operating Engineers and served in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy A. He is survived by his wife, Patti; daughters, […]

Willis M. Kirkbride

Monday, June 23, 2008

BERLIN CENTER, Ohio — Willis M. Kirkbride, 83, of Berlin Center, Ohio, died June 16, 2008, at Hospice of the Valley in Poland, Ohio. He was born March 22, 1925, in North Benton, Ohio, the son of Glenn and Esther (Gibson) Kirkbride. Mr. Kirkbride graduated from Deerfield High School and worked as a truck driver […]

Carl E. Huddleston

Friday, May 9, 2008

NORTH LAWRENCE, Ohio — Carl E. “Sam” Huddleston, 79, died April 23, 2008, at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Born Jan. 3, 1929, in Akron, he was the son of the late Hubert Eugene and Nellie Dolly Botkins Huddleston. Mr. Huddleston retired from East Ohio Gas Co. in 1987, and was an Army veteran, […]

George Eli Sharec

Thursday, May 8, 2008

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio — George Eli Sharec, 85, a lifelong resident of Newton Falls, died May 2, 2008, at Laurie Ann Nursing Home in Newton Falls. Mr. Sharec was born Feb. 12, 1923, on the family farm, a son of the late Eli Andrew and Mary Regina Botak Sharec. He graduated from Newton Falls High […]

Robert B. Ruthrauff

Thursday, April 17, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — Robert B. Ruthrauff, 81, of 11100 Stratton Road, Salem, and formerly of 11860 Middletown Road, Salem, died April 15, 2008, at Salem Community Hospital. He was born July 29, 1926, in Hartville, Ohio, and was the son of the late Harold and Minnie (Frederick) Ruthrauff. Mr. Ruthrauff had been a dairy farmer […]

Earl L. Butz, former U.S. secretary of agriculture, dies

Thursday, February 7, 2008

WASHINGTON — Earl Lauer Butz, the outspoken U.S. secretary of agriculture who served under presidents Nixon and Ford, died Feb. 2, 2008, in his native state of Indiana. He was 98. Born in Albion, Ind., on July 3, 1909, Earl Butz grew up on a family farm and attended Purdue University on a 4-H scholarship, […]


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