Obituaries

JANET BENADIM

Janet Lynn Tomich Benadim, 54, of Lamira, Ohio died Monday, June 26, 2017 at her home. She was born January 11, 1963 in Wheeling, WV, a daughter of William Tomich Sr., and the late Linda Sykes Tomich. Surviving in addition to her father and stepmother, William Tomich Sr., and Madlyn Tomich ...

VIRGINIA CONAWAY

Virginia L. Conaway, 67, of Bridgeport, OH died Tuesday, June 27 2017 at home. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Wilson Funeral Home, Bridgeport. Services 11 a.m. Saturday.

JANET WALTERS

Janet Marie Walters, 58, of Jewett, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at her home. Graveside service 11:30 a.m. Friday, Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements by Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home.

IDA JOHNSON

Ida Adele Johnson, 89, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away Monday, June 26, 2017. Arrangements are pending at Keller Funeral Home.

BARBARA RUSH

Barbara L. Dierkes Rush, age 69, of Powhatan Point, OH, formerly of Dunkirk, NY, Moundsville, WV, and Clarington, OH, died Monday, June 26, 2017 in Wheeling Hospital Medical Park. She was born October 29, 1947 in Glen Dale, WV, the daughter of the late Walter and June Peabody Dierkes. She ...

EDNA DAUGHERTY

TOGETHER AGAIN Edna Marie Daugherty, 99, of Bridgeport, OH, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the Park Health Care Center, St. Clairsville, OH. She was born March 15, 1918, in Cameron, WV, daughter of the late Ray and Nettie Yates Martin. Edna was retired from the former Stone ...

JULIA GROUX

Julia Ann Groux, 86, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away June 22nd, 2017 at Liza’s Place. She was born December 24, 1930, in Martins Ferry, OH, a daughter of the late John and Julia (Morfea) Montello. She was a 1948 graduate of Martins Ferry High School, 1957 graduate of West Liberty State ...

RICK GOLETZ

Richard Edward “Bubba” Goletz, 46, of Maynard, Ohio, died June 23, 2017 in OSU Medical Center, Columbus. He was born in Wheeling, WV October 17, 1970, son of Frank A. and Marianne Dorsch Goletz. Rick was a pharmacy technician and firefighter with the Brisben Volunteer Fire Dept. and ...

HARRY LUCAS

Harry B. Lucas, 71, of Barnesville, Ohio, died Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Forest Hill Retirement Community. Born August 14, 1945 in Alledonia, Ohio, he was the son of the late Willard Lucas and Nettie McMasters Lucas. He was a lifelong farmer, leading a simple, honest life. He was a good ...

KATHY KOVACS

Kathy Lynn Kovacs, 58, of Bridgeport, Ohio, died at her home on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. She was born October 16, 1958 in Barnesville, Ohio, daughter of the late Steve “Junior” Kovacs and Kathryn Burghy Jurovcik. Kathy enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and loved making ...

NAN SHAW FERREN

Nan Shaw Ferren, 78, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, died June 23, 2017 at her home. She was born in Galax, Virginia on August 8, 1938 daughter of the late Roy Eugene Shaw and Zenna Blevins Shaw. Nan worked as a Practical Nurse for Waddell Hospital in Galax, Virginia. After moving to St. ...

JOHN SOMEROSKI

John R. Someroski, 86, of Mount Pleasant, Ohio, passed June 20, 2017. Visitation Tuesday 4-6 p.m., Wilson Funeral Home, Dillonvale, OH. Burial Wed. 10 a.m., St. Adalbert Catholic Church.

JOHN BLON

John Martin Blon, 56 of Glencoe, Ohio, died Friday, June 23, 2017 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va. He was born July 22, 1960 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a son of John Blon and Glenna Kelly Blon. He was a crane operator at Centre Foundry in Warwood, W.Va. and a member of USWA ...

MARTIN HLINOVSKY

Martin James “Marty” Hlinovsky, Jr., 48, of Dundee, OH, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Berlin with Pastor Tom Nye officiating. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the ...

CURTIS McCORMICK

Curtis D. McCormick, 81, of Martins Ferry, Ohio, passed Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at East Ohio Regional Hospital. He was born in McClaneville, Ohio on October 4, 1935, a son of the late John and Rosetta Thatcher McCormick. Curtis was a retired Coal Miner with Cravat Coal Co. In addition ...

NANCY BRIGGS

Nancy Carol Briggs, 76, of Mount Pleasant, Ohio, passed Wednesday June 21, 2017 at Adena Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on June 15, 1941, a daughter of the late Howard and Bertha Wilson Atwood. She was also a member of Meadowbrook Church of ...

JOYCE BALK

Joyce Lorraine Balk, 64, of Bridgeport, Ohio, passed Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. Joyce was an employee of Mace’s of Wheeling. There is no visitation and the family is being assisted by Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Road, Brookside, Ohio. Offer ...

DON RAUSCHENBERG

TOGETHER AGAIN Don W. Rauschenberg, 85, of Belmont, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at his daughter’s home, with his family by his side. Born February 17, 1932, he was the son of the late Virgil and Hanna Rauschenberg. He worked and retired from building bridges. Don ...

PATRICIA ANTILL

Patricia D. “Pat” (Howard) Antill, 71, of Martins Ferry, OH died Monday, June 19, 2017 at Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling, WV. She was born May 16, 1946 in Martins Ferry a daughter of the late George and Helen M. (Ennis) Howard. In addition to her parents she was ...

CHRISTINE RAY

Christine “Chris” Ray, 92, of Malaga, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at her home. She was born October 27, 1924 in McConnelsville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Earl and Gertrude Sines Roberts. Chris was a member of the Jerusalem United Methodist Church, OES 19, the Acorn Twig, and ...