Obituaries

WILBUR BICKMEYER

Wilbur “Terry” Bickmeyer, 77, of St. Clairsville, OH, died on Wednesday, January 3 at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. Arrangements are pending at Kepner Funeral Home, 900 National Road, Wheeling, WV, 26003 (304-232-2732).

JOHN SCHOEPPNER

John E. Schoeppner, 83 of Bellaire, Ohio, died Monday, January 1, 2018 in the Wheeling Hospital. He was born April 29, 1934 in Warwood, West Virginia a son of the late John W. and Catherine Wolf Schoeppner. John was a retired coal miner with the North American Coal Corporation’s Number 6 ...

TERRY FLETCHER

Terry Fletcher, 69, of New Athens, died Wednesday. Visitation Friday 11 a.m. until funeral at 1 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home.

ANN GORZA

Ann Marie Gorza, 99, of St. Clairsville, OH, died peacefully on January 2, 2018 at Forest Hill Care Center. She was born August 25, 1918, a daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Antalok Vavra. Ann grew up in Bellaire, OH and graduated from St. John’s High School. She worked as a sales ...

SALLY KUCA

Sally T. Kuca 92, of Johnstown, PA, formerly of Bridgeport, died Monday January 1, 2018 at Amber Hills Nursing Home. She was born October 12, 1924 in St. Clairsville, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Dudek. She was a retired Vet Tech for Dr. Keith Orts in Lansing for 30 years. In ...

MARY MCNEAR

Mary Ruth McNear, 86, of Powhatan Point, Ohio died Monday, January 1, 2018 at her home. She was born May 23, 1931 in Terra Alta, West Virginia a daughter of the late Robert and Ruth Goodwin Lewis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, James H. Stonebreaker ...

CHARLES MISER

Charles Miser, 88 of Hopedale, died Monday. Visitation Saturday 11 until service at Noon at Clark- Kirkland Funeral Home.

DOROTHY BETHEL

Dorothy Mae Singer Bethel, 90, of Lore City, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Greystone of Cambridge. She was born on August 23, 1927 in Belmont County, a son of the late Wilbur Benjamin Singer and Viola Mae (Dunfee) Singer. Mrs. Bethel was a homemaker and attended ...

DALE MILHOAN

Dale Ray Milhoan, 83, of Barnesville, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at the Barnesville Hospital Emergency Room. He was born on September 4, 1934 in Belmont County, Ohio, to the late Charles and Carrie (Gatten) Milhoan. Dale was a member of the First United Methodist ...

MIKE JACOB

Mike Eugene Jacob, 77, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Mike was born in Martins Ferry, on July 12, 1940, the son of the late Mike and Mary (Szabo) Jacob. He was a retired owner of Jacob & Sons Quality Meats for 52 Years; a member of Saint John’s Lutheran ...

FLO BROWN

Florence E. “Flo” Brown, 90, of Shadyside, formerly of Jacobsburg, died December 31, 2017 in Shadyside Care Center. She was born December 21, 1927 in Bellaire, Ohio, daughter of the late Clinton and Gertrude Conrad Jackson. Flo was a homemaker and member of Hillcrest Bible Church in ...

GEORGE BRANNEN

George F. Brannen Jr., 85, of Shadyside, OH, died Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the Shadyside Care Center. He was born February 7, 1932 in Bellaire, OH, a son of George F. and Hazel Nichol Brannen Sr. George was a retired Health Care Administrator of Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, ...

JEAN EDLER

Jean Edler, 96, of St. Clairsville, OH died January 1, 2018 at Park Health. She was born March 24, 1921, in Connerville, OH, a daughter of the late Patsy and Mary (DiCamille) Skeid. She was a member of Thoburn United Methodist Church in St. Clairsville. In addition to her parents, she was ...

EVERETT SINGER

Everett Ray Singer, 89, of Cadiz, Ohio, died Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Valley Hospice Care Center, North in Steubenville. He was born October 21, 1928 in Belmont County, Ohio, a son of the late Everett and Pauline St. Clair Singer. Ray was a retired inspector and brakeman at the B. ...

FLORENCE BROWN

Florence E. “Flo” Brown, 90, of Shadyside, Ohio formerly of Jacobsburg died Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Shadyside Care Center. Arrangements pending at Toothman Funeral Home.

AUSTIN NESTOR

Austin Ward Nestor, 87, of Yorkville, Ohio, departed this earth on December 29, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Josephine (Piazza) Nestor; and his four children: Joanna (Richard) Snyder of Mt. ...

SUSAN NASH

Susan Nash, 56, of Bloomingdale, OH, died Dec. 28, 2017. Visitation, 4 p.m. Tuesday until 5 p.m. service, Word of Life Fellowship, Steubenville.

ELIZABETH ZBOCK

Elizabeth Mary Zbock, 103, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Elizabeth was born in Shadyside, OH, on Nov. 1, 1914. She was the daughter of the late Mary and John Zbock. In her younger years, Elizabeth worked at the Imperial Glass Factory in Bellaire, OH, where ...

RONALD BYARD

Ronald D. Byard Sr., 70, of Bellaire, died December 26, 2017 at Franklin Medical Center in Columbus. He was born January 3, 1947 in Martins Ferry to Elmer L. and Mary Jane Ryan Byard. He was retired from Oglebay Park. He was also a Vietnam veteran, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. In ...

MARY KEANE

Mary Keane, 90, of Miami, Florida, died December 8, 2017, at her home. Mary was born August 29, 1927, in Shadyside, Ohio, a daughter of the late Rudy and Amanda Jacovic Vucelich. She was a member of St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, Miami, Florida. Preceding her in death, in addition to ...