Obituaries

Janet Marie Friend

Janet Marie Friend, 65, of Marietta, died November 25, 2018 at her daughter’s home surrounded by her family. She was born June 19, 1953 in Marietta to Carl and Ruth Friend. Janet retired from Elkem Metals. She loved her family, her dogs Mia & Ty, and her trips to ...

Cathy Jo Houser

Catheryn Jo Houser, 68, of Little Hocking, passed away Nov. 23, 2018 at the Marietta Memorial Hospital ER in Belpre. Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.

James H “Jim” Oldfield

James H. “Jim” Oldfield, 90, formerly of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away Nov. 23, 2018. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Thursday.

Ova Jean Shingleton

Ova Jean Shingleton, 85, of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away, Nov. 25, 2018. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys. Friends may call from 11 a. m. to 1 p. m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Services

Harry Merrill Hesson —Funeral, 11 a.m. Wednesday, McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, Caldwell. Visitation, 4 - 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Noretta F. Rutherford

Noretta F. “Dolly” Rutherford, 79, of Marietta, OH passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 9, 1939 in Marietta, OH to the late Virgil Erb and Margaret Best Hasley. Dolly graduated from Lawrence High School in 1957 and in the same ...

Harry Merrill Hesson

Harry Merrill Hesson, 85, of Hiramsburg, Ohio, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, Caldwell. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Alice Stoneking

Alice Ida Roberts Stoneking, 92, formerly of Noble County and Cambridge, Ohio, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at Brookdale Senior Living Center in Zanesville. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, Caldwell. Visitation is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Suzanne D. Balsley

Suzanne D. Balsley, 92, of Williamstown, WV, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at the Humphrey Assisted Living Facility in Tampa, FL. She was born on October 22, 1926 in Parsons, WV to the late Hobart and Olive Stroup Daniel. Suzanne was a long time member of the First Presbyterian ...

Shelly Marie Batten

Shelly Marie Batten, 61, of Davisville, passed away Nov. 22, at Camden Clark Medical Center. She graduated form Marietta High School and worked at Fenton Art Glass. Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg is assisting with private cremation services that will be held at the convenience of the family.

Judith A. (Pieh) Grize

Judy Grize was born in Champaign, Illinois, the eldest of the four children of Henry and Ione Pieh. She graduated from Blissfield High School, where she was an accomplished clarinetist, in 1961. She went on to train as a nurse at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, where she worked in the emergency ...

Gerald Bruce McAtee

Gerald Bruce McAtee joined his heavenly circle of family and friends on November 18, 2018 in Kalispell, Montana. Bruce was born in Cutler, Ohio January 20, 1949, the son of the late Gerald and Maxine (Kee) McAtee. Bruce was a 1967 graduate of Warren High School before heading off to Montana ...

Calvin H. Ritchie

Calvin H. Ritchie, 94, of Marietta west to be with the Lord on November 21, 2018. He was born December 21, 1923 to Wade and Ethel (Park) Ritchie in Constitution. He served in the US Army Air Corp from 1943 to 1946 and during WWII he was stationed in the South Pacific. Calvin retired from BF ...

John A. Schwartz Sr.

John A. Schwartz Sr., of Marietta, Ohio passed away on November 21, 2018. He was born February 23,1933, in Washington County, Ohio to Samuel Schwartz and Emma Williams Schwartz. He graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelors and Masters degree, and did advanced work at Ohio ...

Dale Thomas Stalter

It is with both sadness in our hearts and joy in our souls that the family of Dale Thomas Stalter announces his passing on Friday, Nov 23, 2018,at the age of 84. Dale will forever be celebrated by his wife Marian, his six children, 10 grandchildren, one great grandchild and innumerable ...

Barbara E. Bidwell

Barbara E. Bidwell, 81, of Waterford died Nov. 21, 2018, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. There will be no services. McCurdy Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Services

Nolan Lamont Christman - Visitation, 11 a.m. Friday, until time of service at 1 p.m. at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, OH. Lowell Gabriel Kehl, Jr. - Visitation, 3 - 5 p.m. Saturday, Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel. Graveside services and interment will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, at the ...

Suzanne D. Balsley

Suzanne D. Balsley, 92, of Williamstown, W.Va., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 at the Homefree Assisted Living Facility in Tampa, Fla. Arrangements are pending at Hadley Funeral Home. A full obituary will be in the weekend paper.

Nolan Lamont Christman

Nolan Lamont Christman, 83, Powell, Ohio died Nov 19, 2018. Visitation, 11 a.m. Friday, until time of service at 1 p.m. at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, OH.

Diane M. Gessel

Diane M. Gessel, 75, of Williamstown, passed away Nov. 20, 2018 at Camden Clark Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.