Obituaries

Betty Haessly Zimmer

Betty Haessly Zimmer, 84, of Marietta, passed away March 17, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born August 3, 1934 in Chambersburg, Ohio to the late Norman E. and Dorothy Marie (Rang) Haessly, Sr. Betty was a 1952 graduate of the Goshen Union High School, Damascus, OH . After ...

Marilyn M. Brum

Marilyn M. Brum, 85, of Marietta, died Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born May 2, 1933 in Marietta to Fred and Mildred (Riegel) Mains. Marilyn graduated from Marietta College in 1955 where she was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority and the honor society ...

Bailey Dawn Chaplin

Bailey Dawn Chaplin, 18, of Woodsfield, Ohio, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Darla Jean Perkins

Darla Jean Perkins, 72, of Ava, Ohio, died Saturday, March 16, 2019, at her home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, Caldwell. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Betty Haessly Zimmer

Betty Haessly Zimmer, of Marietta, passed away at her home on Sunday, March 17, 2019. Funeral arrangements are pending at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home and a full obituary will appear in Tuesday's paper.

Margaret Linda Ary

Margaret Linda Ary, 75, of Washington, WV, passed away March 15, at her home under the loving care of her husband and Amedisys Hospice. A private cremation will take place at Mid-Ohio Valley Cremation Society’s on-site crematory.

Bryanna S. Farnesworth

Bryanna S. Farnesworth, 27, Cleveland, OH, formerly of Noble County, OH, died March 14, 2019. Visitation, noon-3 p.m. Tuesday at Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, OH.

Janice Fern Parsons

Janice Fern Parsons, 77, of Washington, died March 14, 2019 at her residence in under the loving care of her family and Housecalls Hospice. A private cremation will take place at Mid-Ohio Valley Cremation Society’s on-site crematory.

Valerie Nicole Stevens

Valerie Nicole Stevens, 35, of Belpre, OH, passed away, Thursday March 14, 2019. Sunset Memorial Funeral Home of Parkersburg, WV is assisting the family.

Funeral Services

Paul E. Archer — Visitation, 2- 5 p.m. Sunday, Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio. Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield. Gwendolyn A. Blaney —Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. until the time of service Monday. Funeral, 2 p.m. Monday, Patron Funeral ...

Teresa Johnson Allender

Teresa Johnson Allender, 57, of Parkersburg, formerly of Marietta, passed away March 13, 2019 at Camden Clark Medical Center. A private cremation will take place at Mid-Ohio Valley Cremation Society’s on-site crematory.

Paul E. Archer

Paul E. Archer, 88, Woodsfield, Ohio, died March 13, 2019. Visitation Sunday 2- 5 p.m. at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio. Mass Monday 11 a.m. at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, Ohio.

Gwendolyn A. Blaney

Gwendolyn A. Blaney, 92, formerly of Bethesda, Ohio, passed away March 13, 2019, at her home in Vincent, Ohio. She was born on July 19, 1926 in Malaga, Ohio, daughter of the late Nathaniel and Sarah (Beardmore) Moore. She was a long standing member of the Myrtle Beach Church of Christ and the ...

Gerald A. Drake

Gerald A. Drake, 94, of Belpre died March 13, 2019 at the Nursing Home in Muskingum Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation. Gerald was born on September 14, 1924 in Beckett, Ohio, the son of the late Chester and Ida Drake. He was a graduate of Waterford High School and Ohio University. He ...

Helen J. Roney Szabo-Sarver

Helen J. Roney Szabo-Sarver, wife of Glen E. Sarver of Colgate Drive, Marietta, passed away at her home on March 13, 2019. She was 94 years old. Born November 18, 1924 in Washington County, to Josie Robinson, and Bernard Park Roney. She graduated from Marietta High School in 1942 and worked ...

Francis Neal Waggoner Sr.

Francis Neal Waggoner Sr., 79, of Parkersburg, passed away March 7, 2019 at his residence under the care of his family and Amedisys Hospice. A private cremation will take place at Mid-Ohio Valley Cremation Society’s on-site crematory.

Sherrie Lee Wilder

Sherrie Lee Wilder, 54, of Vincent, Oh, died on March 12, 2019 in Columbus, Oh. Born on July 12, 1964 in Baltimore, MD. She is preceded in death by her father Jessie Wilder and brother Frank Wilder. Surviving are a grandmother Pauline Carney, mother Barbara Wilder, a daughter Nicole Wilder, a ...

John Audrey Benton

John Audrey Benton, 70, of Marietta, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born on December 29, 1948 in Marietta, to the late Norris and Jeanette Burke Benton. John graduated from Marietta High School and went to barber school in Columbus. He retired from ...

Ruth Jarrell Ewing

Ruth Jarrell Ewing, 88, of Marietta, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Harmar Place in Marietta. She was born on January 8, 1931 in Beckley, WV, to Roy and Vergie Davidson Hilbert. Ruth retired from Montgomery Ward as an Office Manager, after 45 years of employment. She was a member of ...

Mary Ellen Cunningham

Mary Ellen Cunningham passed through the heavenly gates on March 11, 2019. She was the daughter of Glenn and Helen Wilson, born on July 28, 1936, and the sister of Gary Wilson of Marietta. She graduated from Elk Local in Harriestville. She was married to Richard Cunningham September 11, 1954. ...