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Obituaries

WILDA KLEEVIC

WLDA KLEEVIC Wilda Marie Kleevic, 88, of St. Clairsville, passed from this life on August 22, 2018. She was born on a farm near Sardis, Ohio, to the late Jerome and Ida Forrest. An only child, Wilda walked over four miles up and down the Swiss Hills of Monroe County to reach a one-room ...

JOHN HENRY

John David Henry, 59, of St. Clairsville died August 18, 2018 in Wheeling Hospital. He was born in Wheeling, WV on September 8,1958 son of Joan C. Mayle Henry and the late Robert Edward Henry. John was a former employee of Ohio Edison. He was a Christian by faith. A few of things John ...

THERESA KURUCZ

Theresa Kurucz, known to friends as “Dolly,” passed away on Friday, August 24, 2018, at the age of 82. She attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Dolly was a long time waitress in the Ohio Valley, that loved to serve and meet people daily. She was ...

PAUL BALCAR

Paul C. Balcar, 72, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Friday, August 24, 2018 in Wheeling Hospital. He was born March 1, 1946 in Martins Ferry, Ohio son of the late Frank Andrew and Lenor Walter Balcar. Paul was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was owner of BBR Drilling Company, a ...

LOIS GIBSON

Lois Ann Gibson, 78, of Powhatan Point, OH died Thursday, August 23, 2018 at her home. She was born October 5, 1939 in Bellaire, OH a daughter of the late Gus and Mary Lysien Novak. Lois was the retired owner/operator of the Clair Tavern in Clarington, OH and a member of St. John Vianney ...

DR. JAY BLATNIK

Dr. Jay L Blatnik, DC, 66, of Powell, OH, passed away on August 19, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 30, 1951 to the late John Louis and Gladys Pauline (Wieleba) Blatnik in Martins Ferry, OH. Jay was a chiropractor for 42 years in the Columbus area. Jay is ...

JOSEPH NIEB

Joseph Nieb, 32, of Yorkville, OH, died, Wednesday, August 22, 2018. He was born on November 15, 1985, in Wheeling, WV, to Jerry Nieb, of Rayland, OH and Lori Nieb, also of Rayland, OH. Joe was employed at the Cardinal Plant, in Brilliant, OH. He was a graduate of Buckeye Local High School ...

LOUISE ADAMS

Louise Adams, 88, of Cadiz, Ohio, died Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the Harrison County Home, Cadiz. She was born August 19, 1930 in Duncanwood, Ohio, a daughter of the late Salvatore and Mary DeCorte Campise. Mrs. Adams retired as the director of the Harrison County Board of Elections ...

ROSS PARSONS SR.

Ross Lee Parsons Sr., 79, of Bridgeport, dued Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Private service at the convenience of the family. The family is being served by the Wilson Funeral Home, Bridgeport.

PATRICIA NEMEC

Patricia Ann Nemec (Schoonover) passed away Friday, July 13, 2018 surrounded by her loving husband and family. She was born February 7, 1939 in Derwent, Ohio. She met her husband, Jim Nemec (formerly of Bellaire, Ohio), in Columbus, Ohio, where she worked in broadcasting. He thought she was ...

RICHARD RODEFER

Richard “Rik” Howard Rodefer of Franklin Park, passed away on August 18 2018. He was preceded in death by both his parents, Dorothy Shackleford and Howard Hayden Rodefer; and his younger brother, Stephen. He leaves behind a wife, Lindsay Scott; sister, Judy; three children, Joshua ...

NORMA RICE

Norma Ann Rice, 89, of Midway, Ohio, passed peacefully on Monday, August 13, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 5, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter of the late Louis and Sophia Kunc (Kuntz) Pech. Norma was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her ...

ORVILLE BLACKMORE SR.

Orville Allen “Blackie” Blackmore, Sr., 88, of Lansing, Ohio, died Tuesday, August 21, 2018, in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV. He was born March 5, 1930 in Middletown, Ohio, a son of the late William Dennis Blackmore and Mildred Schuyler Blackmore. Orville was a retired employee ...

ELIZABETH BEAVER

Elizabeth Ann Beaver, 82, passed away Monday, August 20, 2018 at Wheeling Hospital. She was born May 4, 1936, the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Skinto) Jurczak. Elizabeth was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Martins Ferry and the American Legion Post 227. In addition to ...

RUTH STEADMAN

Ruth Lucille Steadman, 74, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, formerly of New Philadelphia, Ohio, died Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Belmont Manor in St. Clairsville. She was born April 6, 1944 in Bellaire, Ohio, a daughter of the late Herman Steadman and Emma Sonnenwald Steadman. Ruth was a retired ...

CARL CROOKS

Carl E. “Butch” Crooks, 72, of Bellaire, Ohio, died August 12, 2018, at Lizas Place, Wheeling, WV. Carl was born June 12, 1946, in Bellaire, Ohio, a son of the late Chester L. and Jacqueline J. Greenwood Crooks. He was retired employee of the former NACCO 1 Mine Powhatan Pt, OH, a ...

GEORGE WEST

George E. West, 85, Reynoldsburg, OH (formerly of Woodsfield, OH) died August 19, 2018. Visitation Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with services at 1 p.m. at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield.

JILL McMAHON BRICKEEN

Jill Ashley McMahon Brickeen, 34, of Belmont, Ohio, died Sunday, August 19, 2018 in Bellaire, Ohio. She was born May 1, 1984 in Bellaire, Ohio, a daughter of James Alan McMahon, Sr. and Vickie L. Hook McMahon. Jill was a home health aide for Russell Nesbitt Services of Wheeling, WV and a ...

VONDI CETORELLI

Vondi Cetorelli, 95 of Bellaire, Ohio died Saturday August 18, 2018 at Liza’s Place in Wheeling, WV. He was born September 9, 1922 a son of the late Charles and Delia (Conforti) Cetorelli in Bellaire, Ohio. Vondi was proud to have served in the U.S. Army. He owned his own plumbing business ...

JOHN GOLETZ

John J. Goletz, 72, of Blaine, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018 in The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus. He was born on June 14, 1946 in Maynard a son of the late John and Anna (Nameth) Goletz. John was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Vietnam War. He ...