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Henry Johnson
DIED, at Antioch, in Belmont county, Ohio, on the 12th inst., Henry Johnson, aged 75 years, 7 months and 7 days. He was the youngest of two sons, who when little boys, were captured by two Indians. The boys managed to kill both Indians, on Short Creek, Jefferson county, and to reach their homes in safety. A narrative of the courage and daring of the brothers John and Henry Johnson has been published, and read by many. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday,October 07, 1852; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]

Esther Mae Jeffers
Esther Mae Jeffers, 64, Glencoe, died Thursday in OVMC, Wheeling. She was born near Jacobsburg, May 7, 1929, a daughter of the late James Thomas and Myrtle Mae Strahl Coen. She was preceded in death by her husband Philip C. Jeffers; a son, Glen Jeffers; a grandson, Philip Jeffers and three brothers, John, Raymond and James (Woody) Coen. Surviving are four sons, Harry of Powhatan Point, Philip of Bellaire, Everett and Gus, both of Glencoe; two daughters, Maud Amy Bishop in Wyoming and Sandy Rumskey of Glencoe; four brothers, Robert, Kenneth, and Ralph Coen, all of Brilliant, and Lawrence Coen of St. Clairsville; one sister, Ruth Davidson of Woodsfield; 10 grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Toothman Funeral Home, St. Clairsville, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, where services will be held Saturday, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Ray Ake officiating. Burial follows in Warnock Cemetery.

Dennis Jenewein
Dennie Jenewein, 76, Hunter Road Bethesda, died today in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, He was born Oct 20, 1915 near Bethesda, a son of the late Jacob and Monta Milhoan Jenewein. He was a retired employee of Watt Carr and Wheel Co., Barnesville and a retired farmer. He was a member of the Hunter Christian Church, International Association of Machinist and Belmont County Farm Bureau Association. Surviving are his wife, Gail White Jenewein; a son, David Jenewein of Plainfield Road, Belmont; a daughter, Marjorie Foster of Bethesda; four grandchildren; two brothers, Melvin Jenewein of Bethesda and Forest Jenewein of Barnesville; four sisters, Lela Roe and Betty Jonoski both of Bethesda, Virginia Khrael of Richardson, TX and Hilda Stalder of Zanesville. He was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon Jenewein and a sister, Inez Moore. Friends will be received at the Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home, Bethesda, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Claypool officiating. Burial follows in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda. [Times Leader]

Howard Besco Jenkins
Services for Howard Besco Jenkins, 71, of Brookhaven Dr., who died Saturday at Mercy Hospital, are planned at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church at Powellsville. A Wheelersburg native, a retired employee of Empire-Detroit Steel Corp. and a substitute teacher at Scioto County Joint Vocational School, he was a member of Valley United Methodist Church, Wheelersburg Camera Club, Empire-Detroit Steel Management Club, Western Sun Masonic Lodge and other Masonic bodies. Preceded in death by his first wife, Carrie Bandy Jenkins in 1955, he is survived by his second wife, Mary Avanelle Staker Jenkins, and a sister, Mrs. Catherine Coldiron of Sharon Dr. Revs. Joe Burnett and Dennis King are to officiate at services with burial in St. John's Cemetery. Friends may call at Harrison Funeral Home from 1 to 9 p.m. today, where Masonic rites are planned at 8 tonight.

Herbert Jennings
Herbert L. Jennings, 75, prominent oil man of Scio, died suddenly at the Ohio Valley General Hospital in Wheeling WV., Wednesday following a heart attack. Mr. Jennings had been a resident of Scio for the past 40 years. Surviving is his wife of the home and one son, Richard of Canton; two daughters, Byrl Jennings of Pittsburgh, PA., and Mrs. Bernard Imlin of Huntington, WV. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. [Times Recorder, 22 Jun 1944]

Alma B. Jerles
Caldwell OH. Mrs. Alma B. Jerles, 77, of Spruce St. Caldwell, died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday July 10, 1986, at her residence, following an apparent heart attack. She was born April 20, 1909 near South Olive, daughter of Joseph and Julia Gordon Stevens. Her husband, Homer Jerles, preceded her in death. She is survived by a nephew who live in Calif. Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at McVay Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Perryopolis Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating.

Conway T. Johnson
Conway T. Johnson, 60, Barnesville, died Tuesday, June 22, 1982 at Kettering Medical Center, Dayton. He was born April 22, 1922 in Barnesville, son of Roxie T. Giffin and the late William Johnson. He was a veteran of World War II, a machinist with B H & F Machine Inc., member of First United Methodist Church and American Legion 168 of Barnesville. Surviving in addition to his mother, Roxie, of Barnesville, are his wife, Jeanne of the home; three sons, Conway B., West Manchester, David B., Waynesboro, PA., and Leland F., Riverside, CA.; one granddaughter, Julie. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 pm at the Campbell-Plumly Funeral Home. Services will be held Saturday at the funeral home at 3 o'clock. Burial will be made in Crestview Cemetery. [Barnesville Enterprise 24 Jun 1982 pg. 2]

Mrs. Harry Johnsony
Mrs. Losia M. Johnson, 77, Spruce Street, widow of Harry Johnson, died at 2 a.m. Saturday Dec 6, 1975 in Bethesda Hospital, Zanesville, following an illness of several weeks. She was born at Belle Valley on Oct 5, 1898, the daughter of Silas and Anna Lamley Barnhouse. She was a member of the Caldwell Free Methodist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion. He husband Harry preceded her in death in 1966. She leaves two sons, Dale of Akeron and Bobby of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Lois Tallbert of Reynoldsburg; one brother, Fred Barnhouse of Massillon five sisters, Lela Barnhouse, Lola Barnhouse and Mrs. Dorothy Ryan, all of Massillon, Mrs. Martha Hilderbrandt of Canton and Mrs. Kathleen Brownsworth of New York and seven grandchildren. Friends were received at the McVay Funeral Home. Services were held there at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Ralph W. Canin of the Free Methodist Church and Rev. Marshall Peterson of the United Methodist Church officiating. Interment was made in Olive Cemetery. [Journal, 11 Dec 1975 pg. 2]

Joyce Elaine Johnson
Joyce Elaine Johnson, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Johnson of Duncan Falls, died at birth Sunday morning at Bethesda Hospital. Surviving in addition to the parents are the maternal
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Logston, of Philo and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson of Zanesville. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 Monday afternoon at the Henderson Funeral Home, Duncan Falls, with Rev. Charles Fox of the Philo United Brethren Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Duncan Falls Cemetery. [Times Recorder, 08 Dec 1941 pg. 7]

Raymond L. Johnson
Raymond L. (Tubby) Johnson, 66, 218 Harrison Ave., Cadiz. He was born Dec 23 1921 at Harrisville, a son of the late Carl and Margaret Easthom Johnson. He was a retired foreman of the central machine shop of Consolidated Coal Co., and a member of the New Athens United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge of Flushing, Cadiz American Legion and the Cadiz Country Club. Surviving are his wife Janet Frazier Johnson a brother Carl Johnson of Carrollton; three sisters, Mrs. Eugene (Honnie) Smith, Mrs. Harry (Libbie) Deaton, both of New Athens and Mrs. Richard (Shirley) Kull of Cuyahoga Falls. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Melvin, Kenneth and James Johnson. Visitation will be today, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz where services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Russell Moore officiating. Burial will be in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove.

Mrs. Sarah Johnson
Mrs. Sarah Johnston, relict of James Johnson, departed this life at her residence in this place on Wednesday, December 20, 1876 in the 73rd year of her age. Mrs. Johnson's maiden name was Finck, she being the third daughter of John Finck, long since deceased and one of the founders of Somerset, and she was but a child three years old when her parents arrived and camped upon the site now occupied by the village of Somerset. For a period of 70 years she had continuously dwelt in this place. In 1820 she married James Johnson and to them were born 9 children, all of whom, except one daughter, have passed from earth. Her husband died in 1866. Funeral took place at 10 at Holy Trinity Church. Of John Finck's family only two members are now living, Mr. David Finck, residing in Piqua and Mrs. Frances Hewitt of Somerset, both advanced to and old age. [Somerset Press, December 22, 1877]

Mrs. Bessie Joseph
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Joseph, 69, of Connersville, IN., mother of Jacob Joseph of Maple Ave., were held Sunday at Indianapolis, IN. Burial was in that city. Mrs. Joseph died Friday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Comet at Huntington WV., following a three month illness. She was well known in Zanesville having visited her on several occasions. Surviving are two daughters Mrs. Comet at whose home she died, and Mrs. Rose Koff of Cincinnati; two sons, Jacob Joseph and Sam Joseph of Connersville, IN., one sister, Mrs. Lena Mann of Dayton and one brother, Benjamin Watt of Tulsa, OK. [Times Recorder, 08 Dec 1941 pg. 3]

William Junkins
Died, at his residence in the city of Wheeling, on Sunday the 4th inst., of Purtrid Sore Throat, Mr. William Junkins, son of Mr. Adam Junkins, of Bridgeport, in the 39th year of his age. [Belmont Chronicle (Saint Clairsville, OH) Thursday, February 16, 1860, page 3; Sub. by Debra Burgess]

Mrs. Ruth Buckley Justice
Mrs. Ruth Buckley Justice, 74, of 1010 Gallia St., died this morning at Scioto Memorial Hospital. A native of Scioto County and a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, she was a retired Selby Shoe Co., fitting room employee. Preceded in death by her husband, Willard, in 1937, she is survived by two brothers, Dan Buckley and John Buckley; tow sisters Mrs. Jeanette Senett of Norwood and Mrs. Sarah Klukan of Cleveland. Services are to be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Daehler Funeral Home, with Rev. Richard Wilburn officiating, and burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.


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