2006 OBITUARIES
Including Obituaries of people with connections to Conneaut, Monroe Twp., Kingsville, Pierpont and possibly some from towns connected to these.

 

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Obituaries - Star Beacon June 1, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon June 5, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon June 6, 2006

 RAYMOND D. GODFREY
CLARKSVILLE, TN -- Raymond Donald Godfrey, age 74, of Cunningham, Tennessee, and formerly of Conneaut, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, at Skyline Medical Center.

Mr. Godfrey was born December 21, 1931, in Erie County, Pennsylvania, to the late Norris and Olga Otto Godfrey.

Mr. Godfrey was a retired Supervisor of Maintenance for the Conneaut Area City Schools. He was also a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Godfrey; a son, Blaine (Nancy) Godfrey of Cunningham; and grandson, Joseph Brockett of Pierpont, Ohio.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lori Gustafson; and two brothers, Gerald Godfrey and James Godfrey.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at McREYNOLDS-NAVE AND LARSON CHAPEL with Reverend Bob Creasy officiating. Burial will be in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West with Full Military Honors.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at McREYNOLDS-NAVE AND LARSON FUNERAL HOME and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday. The remains are to be cremated.

McREYNOLDS-NAVE AND LARSON FUNERAL HOME, 1209 Madison Street, Clarksville, Tennessee, is in charge of arrangements.

EDWARD "EDDIE" ADLEY
KINGSVILLE TOWNSHIP -- Edward "Eddie" Adley, age 23, of Kingsville Township, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2006, in Ashtabula.

He was born May 22, 1983, in Ashtabula, the son of William and Beverley (Gentene) Adley, and was a lifelong area resident.

Eddie was a graduate of Edgewood High School and had attended Lakeland College. He enjoyed doing construction work, fishing, and spending time with friends and family.

He is survived by his parents, of Kingsville Township; sisters, Shaunna Chiacchiero and Amber Adley; nephew, Devin Chiacchiero; grandfather, Clem Gentene, and grandmother, Doris Adley; godparents, Carl Carano and Laurie Gentene; and loving friend, Megan Larkin.

Eddie was preceded in death by his grandfather, Francis Adley, and grandmother, Virginia Gentene.

Private family services were held Monday, June 5, 2006, at POTTI LAKESIDE FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula. Reverend Joseph Ruggieri, of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, officiated. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to any charity organization.

Obituaries - Star Beacon June 7, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon June 8, 2006

CLARA B. SUMMERS
MONROE TOWNSHIP -- Clara B. Summers, age 76, of Monroe Township, Ohio, died Wednesday morning, June 7, 2006, at UHHS Brown Memorial Hospital.

Born July 9, 1929, in Simpson, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Ruby and Angelia (Knight) Setler. Mrs. Summers moved to Monroe Township from Painesville in 1976.

She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, ceramics, and her pets.

Survivors include her husband, David C. Summers, with whom she celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in January; her daughter, Linda M. (Tom) McBride of Conneaut; four sons, Gary (Sherrie) McElwain of Benton Harbor, Michigan, Richard (Peggy) McElwain of Port Byron, New York, James Pillar of Painesville, and Mark Pillar of Pierpont; a brother, Verle Setler of Davenport, Florida; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous more distant relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Ruby Setler Jr. and Paul G. Setler.

Funeral Service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 10, 2006, at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty Street, Conneaut, with the Reverend Raymond L. Lamb, Pastor of the Conneaut Church of God, officiating. Burial will follow in Kelloggsville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 9, 2006, at the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family or to the Church of God. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Obituaries - Star Beacon June 9, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon June 10, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon June 11, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon June 12, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon June 13, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon June 14, 2006

WARREN W. PRICE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE Warren W. Price, age 84, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, died Monday, June 12, 2006, at Fairview General Hospital following a brief illness.

He had lived in North Ridgeville over twenty-five years and had also resided in North Olmsted. A Veteran of the U. S. Navy, he served during W.W. II.

He was employed as a Service Director for automotive companies, retiring in 1985.

Warren was a member of the First Congregational United Church Of Christ, North Ridgeville, and a volunteer of St. John Westshore Hospital and had volunteered over 48 hundred hours.

Mr. Price was a great cook and also enjoyed gardening and woodworking.

He is survived by two sons, Warren Douglas of North Royalton and David Timothy of Sheffield Lake; one grandchild; and two sisters, Eunice Boyette of Newton Grove, North Carolina and Muriel Schoffner of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his wife, E. Marie Price (nee: Thompson) in 1997; a son, John Daniel in 1991; and his parents, John Daniel and Laura Mac.

The family will receive friends at the DAVID BOGNER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, today, Wednesday, June 14, 2006, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; where the North Ridgeville V.F.W. Post #9871 will conduct the Military Service at 7 p.m.

Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2006, at the First Congregational United Church Of Christ, 36363 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, with Reverend David Connor officiating. Internment to follow at Kelloggsville Cemetery, Ashtabula, Ohio.

Memorial donations suggested to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 424 Middle Avenue, Elyria, Ohio 44035 or the First Congregational United Church Of Christ.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.davidbognerfamilyfuneralhome.com

ESTHER NIVER

ENGLEWOOD, FL Esther Weaver Niver, age 83, of Englewood, Florida, died May 29, 2006, in Englewood Community Hospital.

She was born January 23, 1923, in Conneaut, Ohio, and was the daughter of Walter and Anna (Means) Weaver.

Mrs. Niver was raised in Kingsville, Ohio, where she was a 1941 graduate of Kingsville (OH) High School, later becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse specializing in private duty and geriatric care.

She lived in Warren, Pennsylvania, for many years, where she was a member and Past Worthy Matron of Chapter #56 of the Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Niver moved to Englewood in 1981 and was a member of Lakeside Lutheran Church and the Doll Club, both in Venice, Florida.

Survivors include her sister, Graedon Simon of Madison, Ohio; her companion, Reid Nurenburg of Englewood, Florida; and several nieces and nephews including Anna Weaver Hagstrom of Conneaut, Ohio, Wanda Morris, Sandra Kobernik, Peggy Brown, Geraldine Zuber, Richard Simon, Harold Weaver; and a number of more distant relatives.

Mrs. Niver was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Rudolf Ericksen; her second husband, Gail Niver; two brothers, Harold and Wendell Weaver; a sister, Lois Marling; and a nephew, Edward Weaver.

Graveside Service will be 10 a.m. on Friday, June 16, 2006, in Lulu Falls Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Kingsville, Ohio, with Reverend Ralph Emus officiating. Rose Chapter #22 Order of Eastern Star, Conneaut, Ohio, will also conduct Memorial Services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeside Lutheran Church. Envelopes will be available at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty Street, Conneaut, Ohio, which has charge of local arrangements.

Obituaries - Star Beacon June 15, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon June 16, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon June 17, 2006

JO ANNE COX
NORTH KINGSVILLE -- Jo Anne Cox, age 59, of Poore Road, North Kingsville, Ohio, died at her home Friday morning, June 16, 2006.

She was born January 8, 1947, in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, and was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Marie (Hammer) Franz.

Mrs. Cox graduated from Kent State University and became a Registered Nurse. She was employed as Occupational Health Nurse at Esab Welding & Cutting Products, retiring December 31, 1999.

Jo Anneís many memberships include the A.S.P.C.A., Nature Conservatory, Doris Day Foundation, P.E.T.A., Audubon Society, Defenders of Wildlife, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, F.E.M.A., Humane Society of the United States, Ashtabula Humane Society, Seashore Bird Sanctuary, North Shore Animal League of America, The Pet Savers Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, American Humane Society, and the Animal Protective League of Ashtabula County.

Her involvement with the A.P.L. included being a board member since 1992, and an active volunteer since 1998. She was instrumental in helping establish its "No Kill Policy" and the "Spay and Neuter" program, transported dogs to rescues all over the Northeast, and fund-raising projects. She and her husband, Ted, were also in charge of the A.P.L. satellite store at the Ashtabula Mall.

Jo Anne is survived by her husband, Theodore Cox, whom she married October 28, 1999; her son, David (Eydie) Chmielewski of Land OíLakes, Florida; her step-daughter, Carla (Chris) Decoskey of Kernersville, North Carolina; three grandchildren, Cory, Katie, and Brandi; and two step-grandchildren, Nichole and Logan.

In the past few years, she and Ted were able to travel to 46 of the 50 states, Mexico, and Canada, and this past year, they wintered in Land OíLakes, Florida. She also enjoyed gardening.

She touched the lives and hearts of many, and will be greatly missed. Her life was dedicated to the well-being of animals.

Ted wishes to express his gratitude for the many cards, notes, and flowers. They were well-received by Jo Anne.

The Animal Protective League will be doing a free adoption in Jo Anneís honor at their Open House today.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place, and no visitation or services will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Road, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004. Envelopes are available at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty Street, Conneaut, which has charge of arrangements.
J
ust the nice lady we LOVED to be around.
Open-minded and full of ideas, outstanding leader.
Awesome, Always there when we needed someone.
Never lost her cool when we were crazy.
Nothing ever got you upset, thatís why YOU are so amazing.
Every time we think of you, we just canít say how much.
WE THANK AND LOVE YOU
Amber, Gigi, and Rosemary

Obituaries - Star Beacon June 18, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon June 19, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon June 20, 2006

 BYRON M. BUCK
NORTH KINGSVILLE -- Byron M. Buck, age 87, a resident of North Kingsville, Ohio, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2006, at Select Specialty Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Born July 28, 1918, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, he was the son of the late Maria (McClellan) and Glenn Buck. A 1936 Cleveland Heights High School graduate, he married Elizabeth L. (Monck) on May 16, 1942, in East Cleveland. He was a Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II as an instructor in the pilot training program.

A salesman for various area automotive dealerships in Northeast Ohio, he enjoyed all sports and playing golf.

Survivors include his wife, Betty L. Buck of North Kingsville; one daughter, Penny (Tom) Shaefer of South Carolina; four sons, Glenn (Terry) Buck of Concord, Ohio, Byron "Bud" (Alice) Buck of California, Joseph (Becky) Buck of Saybrook, Ohio, and Blythe (Mary) Buck of Madison, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 20 plus great-grandchildren; and one sister, Nancy (Dave) Ferris of Naples, Florida, and Mansfield, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Scott Buck; and sisters, Betty Johnson and Jean Kaufman.

Funeral Services will be 1 p.m., Thursday, June 22, 2006, at the BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES, 26 River Street, Madison. Final resting place will be at Alexander Harper Cemetery in Unionville, Ohio.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at the Funeral Home.
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Obituaries - Star Beacon June 21, 2006

DONALD R. PROUTY
CONNEAUT -- Donald R. Prouty, age 73, of Conneaut, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at UHHS Brown Memorial Hospital.

He was born November 5, 1932, in Linesville, Pennsylvania, a son of the late George and Nettie (Moyer) Prouty.

Mr. Prouty worked for Webb Manufacturing, retiring in 1986.

He was a member of South Ridge Baptist Church, and enjoyed jigsaw puzzles.

Survivors include his sister, Irene Johnston of Conneaut; his niece, Sharon Huskey, and nephew, Gale Johnston, both of Conneaut; two great-nieces; and a great-nephew.

Mr. Prouty was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Raymond Prouty.

Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2006, at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty Street, Conneaut, with the Reverend Dr. Roger Hogle of South Ridge Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Linesville Cemetery, Linesville, Pennsylvania.

Friends may call from Noon until the time of service, Friday, at the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to WGOJ. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Obituaries - Star Beacon June 22, 2006

CLAUDE PEOPLES SR.

ASHTABULA -- Claude Peoples Sr., age 81, of Ashtabula, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at Carington Park.

He was born September 23, 1924, in Speedwell, Virginia, a son of the late Elijah and Arlene (Jenkins) Peoples, and had lived in Ashtabula most of his life. A Veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II.

Prior to his retirement, he worked as a Truck Driver for Hortonís Nursery in Madison.

He enjoyed watching the news on the TV, cars, and Cleveland Indians baseball.

Mr. Peoples is survived by four daughters, Betty (Ronald) Boles, Elizabeth Story, Stella Peoples, and Cheryl (Earl) Carlton, all of Ashtabula; six sons, Danny, Claude (Jackie) Jr., John (Shari), Clifford, and James (Emily), all of Ashtabula, and Brian of Columbus; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Tom (Amanda) Peoples of North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his former wife, Virginia Peoples; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, June and Bob Peoples; two sisters at birth; and his parents.

A Service will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, June 24, 2006, at DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula. The Reverend Elizabeth Eaton, Pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery, North Kingsville.Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 23, 2006, at the Funeral Home.

Obituaries - Star Beacon June 23, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon June 24, 2006

 MAX N. ROGERS
NORTH KINGSVILLE -- Max N. Rogers, age 82, of Fieldstone Avenue, North Kingsville, Ohio, died Friday, June 23, 2006, in UHHS- Brown Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Southington, Ohio, May 24, 1924, the son of the late Charles A. and Elsie M. (nee: Maxwell). Mr. Rogers had resided in Sheffield Township for 50 years and then North Kingsville for the past eight years.

Mr. Rogers was employed by the Ashtabula Post Office as a mail carrier and supervisor for 30 years, retiring in 1979. Mr. Rogers was a graduate of Colebrook High School and was a World War II Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army with the 399th Infantry Anti-Tank Co. 100th Division in Germany.

He attended the Edgewood Alliance Church in North Kingsville. He served on the Sheffield Zoning Board and was instrumental in establishing the Ashtabula Post Office Credit Union, where he served as treasurer and was a member of the board of directors.

Mr. Rogers was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed planting trees and gardening, and was also an accomplished woodworker.

He is survived by his wife, Amelia (nee: Chutas) to whom he had been married for 58 years; two daughters, Carol L. (Art) Stark of Fairview, Pennsylvania, and Nora A. (Greg) Jones of Victor, New York; two grandsons, Aaron M. (Christina) Stark of Nashua, New Hampshire, and Neal A. (Amy) Stark of Cincinnati, Ohio; three great-granddaughters, Emma, Katherine, and Elizabeth Stark; and one great-grandson, Maxwell Stark.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister Eileen Cerny; and three brothers, Charles, William, and J. Neal, who died in Iwo Jima during World War II.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, June 26, 2006, at 11 a.m. at THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main Street, Conneaut. Interment will follow in Gageville Cemetery.  Friends may call at the THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME on Sunday, June 25, 2006, from 2 to 5 p.m.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Edgewood Alliance Church or Hospice of the Western Reserve. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.

 WILLIAM R. CHIARELLI SR.
CONNEAUT -- William R. Chiarelli, Sr., age 59, of Conneaut, Ohio, died Friday, June 23, 2006, at his residence.

Mr. Chiarelli was born April 20, 1947 in Conneaut, Ohio, the son of Raleigh and Ellen Mae Onion Chiarelli. Bill was a 1965 graduate of Conneaut High School and attended Kent State Ashtabula Branch.

He went to work at the former Nickel Plate Railroad until he was drafted by the United States Army in 1966. He served three years overseas in Vietnam as a mechanic, fixing and repairing the rotors and propellers on helicopters and aircraft. He was honorably discharged in July of 1969.

Returning to Conneaut, Bill went to work at the P & C Dock Company. He retired following 30 years of service, where he was in charge of the Waste Treatment Plant at the Dock Company.  

Bill was member of St. Frances Cabrini Church in Conneaut. He was the Past Commander of the American Legion Cowle Post #151, a lifetime member of the V.F.W. in West Springfield Post #4965, and the Conneaut Eagles Club.

Bill enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, golfing, and hunting. He especially enjoyed making wine and cooking for his family on holidays.  

Survivors include his wife, Cathy Root of Conneaut; a son, William (Bill) Chiarelli, Jr. of Conneaut; a daughter, Nicole and Marco Uribe of San Diego, California; a brother, Raleigh, Jr. and Karen Chiarelli of Conneaut; a sister, Elizabeth Chiarelli of Conneaut; step-son, Nathan Seppi of Conneaut; step-daughter, Melissa Seppi of Conneaut; and four grandchildren, Taylor, Courtney, Cameron Atkins and Gavvon Seppi.

Mass of the Christian Burial will take place on Monday, June 26, 2006 at 10 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Church, with Father Raymond Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Conneaut, with the American Legion Honor Squad presenting Full Military Honors.  Calling Hours will be held on Sunday, June 25, 2006, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the RAISIAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 581 Harbor Street, Conneaut.Memorial contributions can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Northeast Ohio, envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.

 GARY F. ENGLISH
CONNEAUT -- Gary F. English, age 61, of Harbor Street, Conneaut, Ohio, died Friday, June 23, 2006, in the Hospice Unit of the Ashtabula County Medical Center after a short illness.

He was born March 17, 1945 in Conneaut, to Earl and the late Lillian (Curtiss) English. He had resided in Conneaut most of his life.

Gary was a United States Navy Veteran, a member of the Conneaut Moose Club #472, and the American Legion Cowle Post #151. He has worked at the Conneaut Water Treatment Plant for the past 24 years.

In his leisure time, he enjoyed gardening, and decorating for holidays.

He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Lynda (Hall) English of Conneaut; his father, Earl (Dorothy Sudimick) English of Florida; daughter, Christina English (Wilfredo DeJesus) of Conneaut; sons, Gary English of Kentucky, and Anthony and Clifford English, both of Florida; sister, Lynne English of Conneaut; brother, Jim English of Conneaut; brother-in-law, Ernest (Sheila) Hall of Conneaut; mother-in-law, Marguerite Hall of Conneaut; and numerous grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillian.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main Street, Conneaut, with Pastor Tim Kraus, of the Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, where Cowle Post #151 Honor Guard will perform Military Rites.Calling Hours will be held Monday, June 26, 2006, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Funeral Home.The family request memorials be made in his name to Hospice of the Western Reserve, envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.

Obituaries - Star Beacon June 25, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon June 26, 2006

 MAX N. ROGERS

NORTH KINGSVILLE -- Max N. Rogers, age 82, of Fieldstone Avenue, North Kingsville, Ohio, died Friday, June 23, 2006, in UHHS-Brown Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Southington, Ohio, May 24, 1924, the son of the late Charles A. and Elsie M. (nee: Maxwell). Mr. Rogers had resided in Sheffield Township for 50 years and then North Kingsville for the past eight years.

Mr. Rogers was employed by the Ashtabula Post Office as a mail carrier and supervisor for 30 years, retiring in 1979. Mr. Rogers was a graduate of Colebrook High School and was a World War II Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army with the 399th Infantry Anti-Tank Co. 100th Division in Germany.

He attended the Edgewood Alliance Church in North Kingsville. He served on the Sheffield Zoning Board and was instrumental in establishing the Ashtabula Post Office Credit Union, where he served as treasurer and was a member of the board of directors.

Mr. Rogers was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed planting trees and gardening, and was also an accomplished woodworker.

He is survived by his wife, Amelia (nee: Chutas) to whom he had been married for 58 years; two daughters, Carol L. (Art) Stark of Fairview, Pennsylvania, and Nora A. (Greg) Jones of Victor, New York; two grandsons, Aaron M. (Christina) Stark of Nashua, New Hampshire, and Neal A. (Amy) Stark of Cincinnati, Ohio; three great-granddaughters, Emma, Katherine, and Elizabeth Stark; and one great-grandson, Maxwell Stark.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Eileen Cerny; and three brothers, Charles, William, and J. Neal, who died in Iwo Jima during World War II.

Funeral Services will be held today, Monday, June 26, 2006, at 11 a.m. at THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main Street, Conneaut. Interment will follow in Gageville Cemetery.

Friends were received at the THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME on Sunday, June 25, 2006, from 2 to 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Edgewood Alliance Church or Hospice of the Western Reserve. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.

Obituaries - Star Beacon June 27, 2006

FRANKIE L. KESSLER
CONNEAUT -- Frankie Lynn Kessler, age 40, of Conneaut, Ohio, died at her home Sunday morning, June 25, 2006, of a probable coronary.

She was born May 19, 1966, in Lorain, Ohio, and was a daughter of Zora Kay (Baughman) Kessler and the late Franklin R. Kessler Sr.

An area resident most of her life, she was employed at Kraft Maid Cabinetry in Orwell, Ohio, and enjoyed visiting with family and friends.

Survivors include her mother, of Conneaut; her husband, Charles Pierce of Grover, North Carolina; a daughter, Kari Kay Temple, at home; a son, Shane S. Temple, at home; three stepchildren, Heather Heavner and Charles Pierce Jr., both of Grover, North Carolina, and Franklin Pierce of Ashtabula, Ohio; a sister, Kimberly A. White of Williamsfield, Ohio; two brothers, Steven Ray Kessler of Conneaut and Manfred Ludwig of Munich, Germany; her maternal grandfather, Elmer Buckley of Lorain; and a number of more distant relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father; her brother, Franklin R. "Bumper" Kessler Jr.; her paternal grandparents, Albert and Vernie Kessler; and her maternal grandmother, Emogene Buckley.

Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, June 30, 2006, at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty Street, Conneaut, with Frankieís uncle, Rick McCartney, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 29, 2006, at the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Obituaries - Star Beacon June 28, 2006

HERBERT K. ERICKSEN
CONNEAUT -- Herbert Kent Ericksen, age 86, of Conneaut, Ohio, died Monday evening, June 26, 2006, at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home.

Born January 28, 1920, in Ashtabula, Ohio, Kent was a son of the late Eric and Kathryn Kent Ericksen. He was a 1939 graduate of Ashtabula High School.

The owner of Tri-Orchards Farm, he was also a self-employed farmer for over 25 years, and traveled with veterinarian, Dr. Gilbert Thompson, to help herd cattle testing.

He also worked as a janitor for the Edgewood school system, and retired in June of 1980 from the Crowther Trucking Company after 14 years of service.

Kent was a member of Amboy United Methodist Church, and a former member of the Amboy Rifle Club and Teamster Union Member Local 377A.

He was an avid reader and enjoyed attending all church activities with his wife, Alberta Bennett Ericksen, whom he married July 24, 1943.

Mr. Ericksen is survived by his wife, Alberta Ericksen of Conneaut; a daughter, Kathryn Ann and Richard Specht of Conneaut; two sons, Ralph and Diane Kent Ericksen of Conneaut, and Eric B. and Judy Ericksen of Deer Island, Oregon; a sister, Muriel (Susie) Lloyd of Ashtabula; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Kent was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Ruby Irish Ericksen; two brothers, Paul Stanley Ericksen and John S. Ericksen; and a niece, Thomine Reich.

At the request of the Ericksen family, there will be no calling hours.

A Memorial Service has been planned for 2 p.m., Sunday, July 23, 2006, at Amboy United Methodist Church, with Pastor Tami Toothman-Shoup officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Amboy United Methodist Church or Hospice of Western Reserve. Envelopes will be available at the RAISIAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 581 Harbor Street, Conneaut, where arrangements are being handled.

LONNIE L. PRESTON
CONNEAUT -- Lonnie L. Preston, 61, died Tuesday, June 27, 2006.
Arrangements for a memorial gathering are incomplete and will be announced by Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut.

Obituaries - Star Beacon June 29, 2006

LONNIE L. PRESTON
CONNEAUT -- Lonnie L. Preston, age 61, of Conneaut, Ohio, died early Tuesday morning, June 27, 2006, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born October 5, 1944, in Geneva, Ohio, he was the son of Celia (Giddings) Preston and the late Galen Preston.

He had worked in the forge room at True Temper for 15 years, and was a member of the Moose Club and the Eagles Club for many years.

Lonnie was a sports fan whose favorite teams were the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Indians, Browns, and Cavs. He also enjoyed fishing, bowling, playing darts, and coaching little league baseball.

Lonnie was a hard worker and a loving and caring father, grandfather, and husband who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his mother of Geneva; his wife of 41 years, Donna (Coates) Preston; two daughters, Kimberly (Pete) Lincoln of Atlanta, Georgia, and Tammy (Rex) Lillie of Conneaut; and eight grandchildren, Christopher Preston of Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Mathew Rosario, Stephanie Rosario, Alonna Lincoln, Branden Mullins, Justin Mullins, Rex Lillie Jr., and Aaron Lillie.

He was preceded in death by his father.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2006, at the Marcy Family Center, 180 Harbor Street, Conneaut.

The MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty Street, Conneaut, has charge of arrangements.

Obituaries - Star Beacon June 30, 2006

MICHAEL A. PHIPPS
ASHTABULA -- Michael A. Phipps, age 22, of Ashtabula, Ohio, died Wednesday morning, June 28, 2006, at UHHS-Brown Memorial Hospital in Conneaut, Ohio, of a heart condition.

He was born July 2, 1983, and was a lifelong area resident.

Michael enjoyed laughing and making others laugh, children, and music, particularly heavy metal and country. He went out of his way to help people.

Survivors include his mother, Aprile (Briggs) Phipps of Ashtabula; two sisters, Lisa (Bob) Mercer of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio, and Amanda Phipps of Columbus, Ohio; his maternal grandmother, Marian Briggs of Conneaut; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and more distant relatives.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, E. Douglas Briggs; and two nephews, Jeffrey Zappitelli and Gabriel Clark.

Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 1, 2006, at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty Street, Conneaut, with the Reverend Jonathan Singer, Pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Calling hours will be from Noon until the time of service Saturday at the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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