Obituaries

Marjorie F. Harris

Marjorie F. Harris, 81, of Marietta, OH, passed away on Jan. 10, 2019 surrounded by her family at Harmar Place in Marietta following an extended illness. Marjorie was born on March 27, 1937 in Archers Fork, OH to the late John and Alma Patterson Harris. She was a 1955 graduate of Marietta ...

Reginald D. Waggoner

Reginald “Reg” Dean Waggoner, 85 of Midlothian, Va., passed away Dec. 26, 2018 in Richmond, Va.. He was born in Marietta on Jan 10, 1933, a son of the late Julia and Charles Waggoner. After graduating from Marietta High School in 1950, he joined the U. S. Air Force in which he served 4 ...

Emily Jo Welch-Morris

Emily Jo Welch-Morris, 43, of Marietta passed away Dec. 31, 2018 in Parkersburg. She was born Aug. 2, 1975, in Marietta to Michael Welch and Jonnie Chutes. She was a graduate of Marietta High School and was a homemaker. Surviving are sons Christian Welch, Atlas Morris, Damien Morris, Cory ...

Dwight George Ring

Dwight George Ring, 80, Graysville, Ohio, died Jan. 9, 2019. Visitation Sunday 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be Monday 11 a.m. at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio.

Barbara “Barb” Gessel

Barbara “Barb” Gessel, of Saugatuck, Mich., loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospital, following a courageous battle with cancer since August 2017. She was 56 years old. Barb was the daughter of Raymond and ...

Betty Joan Husk

Betty Joan Husk, 89, of Beverly, died on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 at Appletree Assisting Living in Beverly. She was born on Aug. 21, 1929 in Poplar Bluff, Mo., daughter of Leopold Blair and Clorice Gribble Bush. She had been a school teacher at Beverly Elementary and in West Virginia for 34 ...

Rhea “Susie” Nelson

Heaven gained a wonderful soul on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Rhea “Susie” Nelson, 69, of Restoration Plaza in Vincent, Ohio, passed away at 7:36 p.m. surrounded by her family, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Feb. 5, 1949 in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Lewis and Sarah ...

Philip C. Croston

Philip C. Croston, 85, of McConnelsville, passed away on Sunday Jan. 6, 2019 surrounded by his family at his daughter’s house in McConnelsville. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday Jan. 10, 2019 at the Stone-Matheney Funeral Home in Chesterhill with burial following in the Chesterhill Cemetery. ...

William Francis Duer

William Francis Duer, 93, of Chardon, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. Born in Marietta, Ohio on July 20, 1925 he was the son of the late Charles E.T. and Hester Duer. William was a graduate of Ohio University with a B.S. Ed with Honor – M. Ed. He held teaching positions in both Ohio ...

Betty R. Hountz

Betty R. Hountz, 89, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at SE Ohio Regional Medical Center in Cambridge. A private graveside service will be observed by the family at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Caldwell. McVay-Perkins Funeral Home in Caldwell is caring for the family.

Imogene Keiser

Imogene Keiser, 98, of Marietta, Ohio, died on Jan. 7, 2019 at Harmar Place. Abiding by her wishes she will be cremated and there will be no services.

Stephen William Merrell

Stephen William Merrell , 66, of Belpre, passed away Jan. 7, 2019 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre. Burial will follow at Decatur Presbyterian Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, at ...

Mary E. Morris

Mary E. “T’s Mom” Morris, 66 of Williamstown, WV, passed away at 1:50 p.m., Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at her home. She was born Nov. 11, 1952, in Marietta to Frank and Ethel Constable Coughenour. Mary was a homemaker. She is survived by her daughter Lisa (Amy) Lashley of Washington, WV, ...

Ray Elder

Ray Elder, 85, of Vincent, Ohio, passed away Jan. 6, 2019, in Marietta, Ohio. Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 1305 Washington Blvd., Belpre, Ohio. Burial will follow at Reed Fairview Cemetery. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, ...

Denver R. Graves Jr.

Denver R. Graves Jr., 82, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home in Caldwell. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Kenneth L. Laipply

Kenneth Lee Laipply, 40, of Quaker City, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, as a result of an ATV accident. Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, ...

Michael Lee Moneypenny

Michael Lee Moneypenny, 58, of Marietta, formerly of Parkersburg, passed away Jan. 6, 2019, with the compassionate care of Marietta Memorial Hospital and Marietta Home Health and Hospice. Mid-Ohio Valley Cremation Society is assisting with a private cremation.

Dorothy Robinson

Dorothy “Dottie” Blake Robinson, 73, of Byesville, Ohio, formerly of Woodsfield, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio. Visitation is 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Sally Shinn

Sally L. Shinn, 81, of Nelsonville, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Arbors at Pomeroy. She was born October 22, 1937 in Nelsonville, the daughter of the late Orvil and Ethel Rawlings Midkiff. She was married to Robert E. Shinn, who survives, for 61 years. She was a graduate of ...

Dayle E. Silvus

Dayle E. Silvus, 88, of McConnelsville passed away at 11:25 a.m. Sunday, January 6, 2019 at the Genesis Hospital in Zanesville. He was born August 1, 1930 in Hackney to the late Edwin Dye Silvus and Mildred Devitt Silvus. Dayle was a 1950 graduate of M. & M. High School and was an Army ...