Obituaries in News Herald
Conneaut, Ohio

Theodore Cheney
found in the News Herald on
Nov. 4, 1971

Private funeral services for Theodore R. Cheney, 67, of 251 Parrish Blvd. were held at the Thompson Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
    Mr. Cheney died in Brown Memorial Hospital on Sunday evening.
    The Rev. Richard C. Crowley, pastor, West Springfield Baptist Church, officiated at service.  BPO Elks 256 conducted services at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday with Edward Kalmers, Exalted Ruler, in charge.
    Burial was in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville.  Among the survivors is a brother Emerson Cheney, Madison.
    Pallbearers were Carl Peters, Charles Thomas, Dan Foley, Kenneth Quinn, Kenneth Rose and George Hanrahan.
    Friends and relatives attended from West Springfield, Erie, Pa.; Machias, Ripley, West Clarksville, Syracuse, N.Y. and Madison.


Millicent Hopkins

Obituary of Millicent Hopkins
found in the News Herald on
Nov. 4, 1971

Mrs. Hopkins -
Private funeral services will be held for Mrs. Millicent G. Hopkins, 92, of 117 Leith Walk at 1 p.m. Friday at the Thompson Funeral Home.
   The Rev. Frederick Vaill, pastor, United Church of Christ will officiate.  Burial will be in Center Cemetery.
    No calling hours will be observed.
    Born in Columbus, Pa., Oct. 18, 1879, she was the daughter of Henry and Alma (Soggs) Gordon.  She had been a Conneaut resident for the past 25 years, having came here from Long Beach, Calif.
    She is survived by three daughters Mrs. (Dr.) Walter (Esther) Brown, with home she made her home; Mrs. Robert (Ines) Warren, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Jane Heddin, Scottsdale, Ariz.; a son, H. V. Hopkins, St. Petersburg, Fla.; several grandchildren, including Scott Brown, Conneaut; and Thomas Brown, a sophomore at Hiram College.  Several great-grandchildren also survive.
    Mrs. Hopkins was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Hopkins in 1951.
    She died at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday in Brown Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for the past 10 days.  Her death was due to a heart condition.
    The family suggests that memorials be made to Brown Memorial Hospital.
    She is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest in 1952; a son, Roy, in 1961 and a sister, Ruby Johnson, in 1971.
    Mrs. Hill died Wednesday afternoon at the home of complications following a long illness.



Richard Jarvi
found in the News Herald on
Nov. 4, 1971

Funeral services for Richard Allen Jarvi, 30, of 671 Center Rd., were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Marcy Funeral Home.  The Rev. Armas L. Maki, pastor, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, officiated.
    Burial was in East Conneaut Cemetery.  Mr. Jarvi died Saturday evening at Brown Memorial Hospital.
    Iroquois Club Slow Pitch Baseball team called in a group Tuesday evening at the funeral home as did fellow employes at Reactive Metals, Ashtabula.
    Pallbearers, all members of the team, were Jack Antila, Richard Makepeace, Robert Gross, Charles Brennan, Howard Maenpaa and Jim Richards.
    Friends and relatives attended from Union City, Erie, Pa.; Englewood, Fla.; Ashtabula and North Kingsville.

Mrs. Lina Hill
found in the News Herald on
Nov. 4, 1971

Funeral services for Mrs. Lina Hill, 90, of 630 Lake Rd., will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Marcy Funeral Home with the Rev. Armas L. Maki, pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, officiating.
    Burial will be in Kelloggsville Cemetery.
    Friends may call at the funeral home Friday afternoon and evening.
    Mrs. Hill was born in Conneautville, Pa., March 11, 1881, and had been a resident of Conneaut most of her life.
    She attended the former Christian Church of Hammonds Corners.
    She is survived by two sons, Wilfred of Ashtabula and Raymond of Conneaut; a sister Mrs. Edith Peters of Zephr Hills, Fla.; five grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren


Thomas Jay Dersch

found in the News Herald on
Nov. 4, 1971

Funeral services for Thomas Jay Dersch, 34, 1020 1/2 Broad St., will be held at St. Frances Cabrini Church at 10 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Patrick Dempster, pastor, officiating.
    Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
    Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Erie, Pa.



The following obituary does not have a date:
(contributed by Terry Greenfield)
Mrs. Jane M. Hicks, One of the Early Settlers of the County, Died at Noon Yesterday After Short Illness

"Grandma" Jane M. Hicks died yesterday noon after an illness of three weeks.  With her death Conneaut loses perhaps its oldest woman citizen and one of the pioneers of Ashtabula county.  Mrs. Hicks was ninety years old last February.  The funeral services will be held Saturday at two o'clock at the home of Frank Hicks on Liberty street and will be conducted by Rev. J. R. Findley in all probability.
     Mrs. Hicks had been a widow for nineteen years.  Her husband was Josiah Hicks.  For twenty-six years she lived in Conneaut coming here from Monroe.  Mrs. Hicks was born in Vermont but her parents made the Journey to Ohio in wagons a few days after the war of 1812.  Mrs. Hicks' sister, Mrs. Sallie Crowell, of Ashtabula, came here last night and is now staying at the home of Frank Hicks on Liberty street.  She is seventy-eight years old. Mrs. Hicks was the mother of Edward and Frank Hicks and of Mrs. Hulda Babbett, of this city.
     She believed up to a few hours of her death that she was going to get well, but just before she died she suffered extreme pain and then it was that she acknowledged for the first time that death was welcome.