Belmont County, Ohio
Genealogy and History

 



Obituaries


Submitted by Cheryl Skinner unless otherwise noted.



Rader, Mrs. M. A.
: Mrs. Adda Rader, 78, of Summerfield, passes away Sunday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carletta Crawford, of Lima. She has been in declining health for sometime and was taken on Tuesday of last week to the home of her daughter to be cared for. The deceased is the last of a family of nine children of Shepherd B. and Emily Allen Philpot and was born in Summerfield where the greater part of her life was lived. She has been a member of Summerfield M. E. Church for many years and very active in all forms of church work as long as her health permitted. She was also a member of the Tried and True Sunday School class, the Woman's Foreign Missionary and Ladies Aid Society. Surviving her are two daughters, Mrs. Lora Davidson of Akron and Mrs. Crawford, one son, Arthur Rader of the home, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and a number of relatives and among them are Mrs. Sallie Philpot, Mrs. Martha Philpot and Mrs. Daisy Philpot, sisters-in-law of Summerfield. Her husband Rev. I. K. Rader and a son Earl, preceded her some years ago. Funeral services were conducted at the Crawford home Monday evening and the body taken to Scio, her former home for final services and interment beside her husband and son. [Journal, 13 Sep 1934 pg. 4]

Ralbusky, Joseph M.: Joseph M. Ralbusky Sr., 69, of 1117 National Road Wheeling, died Friday at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. A member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Wheeling, he was a retired employee of Blaw-Knox, Wheeling and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Laura Helen Senakevich Ralbusky; a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Deborah) Duff of Wheeling; two sons, Joseph M. of Pontiac, MI., and Emil A. of Collingswood, NJ.; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Hess of Bellaire; and five grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Kepner Funeral Home, National Road at Bethany Pike, Woodsdale, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Final arrangements are incomplete. [Times Leader, 06 Jun 1982 pg. 10A]

Rankin, Mrs. Lucy: Lucy Rankin, 77, Box 75, RD 2, Jacobsburg, died this morning at 12:26 a.m. at Bellaire City Hospital. She was born Feb. 2, 1894, in Bellaire, daughter of the late James and Anna Russell Childers. She was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church, key Ridge. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert, 1963. Surviving are one son, Lloyd, Key Ridge, two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Chloria) Clegg, Jacobsburg and Mrs. Earl (Pauline) Conaway, Mansfield, one brother, Merwood Childers, Neffs, two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Bickmeier, Bellaire and Miss Emma Childers, also of Bellaire, 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Friends may call at Walter C. Bauknecht and Son Funeral Home Bellaire after 7:30 p.m. this evening. Funeral services will be held from the funeral home, Wednesday at 1 p.m. Burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Key Ridge. [Times Leader, 10 Jan 1972 pg. 2]

Rankin, D. June : D. June Rankin, 71, of Zanesville, died at 11:17 a.m. Friday Jan 22, 1999 at her home. Born Aug 24, 1927, in Rose Farm, she was the co-founder of Alan L. Rankin Insurance in 1971, and continued to be active i the insurance business for over 20 years. Surviving are her children, Teresa Leigh (Allen) Oakley of Zanesville, Martin Dean (Teresa) Young of Zanesville, Bobbie Denise Young of Zanesville, Michael Carl (Neddena) Young of Zanesville, Jon Brady (Diane) Young of Boston, MA., stepson, Alan L. (Cathy) Rankin of Livingston, NJ., special daughters, Sandy K. (Thomas) Lauvray of Dresden, Dee Beardmore of Bexley, and Marcia (Clay) Heubner of Marion; brothers and sisters, Rod (Helen) Sidwell and Barbara (Richard) Cameron, Don (Lynn) Sidwell all of Zanesville, Sandra (Drew) Watson of White Cottage, Cynthia Sidwell of Slidell, LA., grandchild, Sean Rankin, James Rankin, Matthew Brady, Adam Young, Kurt Young, Kayleigh Young, Aaron Oakley, Rachel Oakley, Garrett Young, Jordon Young, Katherine Young, Jessica Young, Jonathon Young, Beau Huebner, Gabrielle Huebner, Pete Beardmore, Alan Lauvray and Kevin Lauvray; and 12 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Gladys Cooksey Sidwell; and her husband Alan L. Rankin. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday Jan 24, 1999 at the William Thompson & Son Funeral Home, White Cottage. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday Jan 25, 1999 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Wesley Union Cemetery.

Ream, Carl Whitney : Died on Thursday, August 2, Carl Whitney Ream, aged 1 year, 4 months and 29 days. Somerset Press 16 Aug 1877

Redman, Ross O. : Funeral services for Ross Orastus Redman, 67, of Nashport who died early Monday morning at his home following six days illness will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Irville-Nashport Methodist Church. Rev. George Foltz will officiate and burial will be in Frazeysburg Cemetery. Mr. Redman was born in Hopewell township, the son of Marion and Anna Gooding Redman. For the past 55 years he had resided in Nashport. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura S. Redman; tow sons, Sgt. Joseph M. Redman, serving in the Hawaiian Islands with the Army, and Ray W. Redman, of Columbus, and a daughter, Mrs. Ruth E. Redman of the home. A sister preceded him in death. The body has been removed to the residence from the Baughman Funeral Home at Frazeysburg. [Times Recorder, 29 Feb 1944]

Reed, Harper, Zena L. : Mrs. Zena L. Harper Reed, 82, of Cape Horn Rd. Dexter City, died Thursday April 24, 1997, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Reed was a member of the Mary Reed Memorial Church at Crooked Tree and a member of Amazon Chapter 30 OES at Caldwell. Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Harold Reed; two sons; four daughters; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday April 26, 1997, at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home Caldwell. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 1997 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jim Fernihough officiating. Burial will be in Olive Cemetery, Caldwell. 25 Apr 1997

Reed, Helen Vale: Helen Vale Reed, 67, Bowie, MD., formerly of Belmont, died Thursday afternoon in Doctors Hospital, Lamham, MD. She was born Dec 10, 1922 in Belmont, a daughter of the late Charles William and Eudora Hanning Palmer. She was payroll supervisor for the United States Government, a Protestant. Surviving are a daughter, Florence Vale Sumler of Bowie; a son, Norman McCloud Reed of Middle River MD; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Olive Phillips of Carrollton; two brothers Homer Palmer and Harold Palmer, both of Belmont. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Friends will be received at the Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home, Bethesda 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday where services will be Monday at 11 a.m., with Mike Fuchs officiating. Burial follows in Belmont Cemetery. [Times Leader, 01 Jun 1990]

Reed, Paul : Paul Reed, 348 E. Morrill Ave. died Tuesday at Riverside Hospital. Survived by friends, including Mrs. Callie Smith, William Blackwell, Samuel Galloway, Ollie Mae Barker. Funeral service Saturday 10 a.m., chapel of William and McNabb. Rev. Ronald B. McNabb officiating. Interment Eastlawn Cemetery. Calling hours after 1 p.m. [Columbus Dispatch]

Reese, Rev. William K. : The Rev. William Kenneth Reese, 43, Belmont, died Friday, February 19, 1982 at home. He was born Oct 24, 1938 at Smithmills, PA., a son of Austin Reese of Bellefonte, PA., and the late Onda Bryan Reese. A member of the Belmont United Methodist Church, he was president of Belmont-Bethesda-Morristown Rotary Club; received a B.A. degree from Malone College in 1963, and a master of divinity from Ashbury Theological Seminary in 1969. Surviving in addition to his father and stepmother, Mary Reese, are his wife, Kathleen Wuthrick Reese; a daughter, Christine, and a son, Brian, both at home; three brothers, Austin, Belmont, MO., Robert of Bellefonte, and George of Centre Hall PA.; and his grandmother, Mrs. Herbert Morgan of Bellefonte. Friends were received at the Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home, Bethesda. Services were held Monday at the Belmont United Methodist Church with the Reverends Herbert Wilson and Roy Hilliard officiating. Graveside services were conducted Monday at Damascus Cemetery, Damascus, Ohio. [Barnesville Enterprise, February 1982.]

Renner, Mrs. Philip : Mrs. Amy Catherine Renner, 83, Batesville, died Tuesday evening at 6:30 at her home. Mrs. Renner was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Robinson and was a native of Noble County. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Frances House and Mrs. Anna Shamhart, both of Delaware, and Mrs. Edna Eagon , Quaker City, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Eagon, Cambridge and Mrs. Belle Corvin, Toledo and Miss Anna Robinson, Mt. Clemens, Mich., and three brothers, Hiram Robinson, Coshocton; Thomas Robinson, Riverside, Calif., and Harvey Robinson, Quaker City. [Journal, 22 May 1941 pg. 4]

Reynolds, David J. : David J. Reynolds, 52, former resident of Cambridge and son of John Reynolds, Woodlawn Ave., died suddenly Friday night at his home in Miami, FL., as the result of a heart attack. His health had been failing the past five years. Mr. Reynolds who served as a quartermaster sergeant in the 308th Engineers, spending 19 months with the AEF, was born on July 20, 1889, in Swansea South Wales and came to the United States when a child. In 1917 he sold his butcher shop in Cambridge to enter the army. The deceased had resided in Florida since 1924 and last visited in Cambridge in 1939. He was affiliated with Cambridge Lodge No. 448, B. P. O. Elks. His mother died in 1924. Surviving are his widow; his father; two brothers, William J. and John , Jr. of the home and two sisters, Mrs. D. J. Thomas, Huntington Park, CA., and Mrs. Oscar Marlowe, Zanesville. A brother, Thomas and a sister, Elizabeth are deceased. his brother William J. Reynolds, left Saturday for Miami to attend the funeral services, which will probably be held Tuesday. Burial will be made in a Miami Cemetery. [Jeffersonian, 21 Feb 1942]

Rhodes, H. B.: H. B. Rhodes, 82, of National Road, Morristown, died Wednesday evening, June 21, 1989, at Barnesville Hospital. He was born in Montville, Ohio, a son of the late Lyman and Lucy Peters Rhodes. He was a retired educator and administrator having taught vocational agriculture in Stark County, Beallsville and Barnesville; serving as principal at Barnesville High School and Union Local High School and as acting superintendent of Belmont County Schools. He was a member of Morristown United Methodist Church, the Ohio Retired Teacher Assn., a past president of Barnesville Rotary Club and past master of Belmont Grange No. 889. Mr. Rhodes was preceded in death by his first wife, Esther Milner Rhodes; a brother, Eldon Rhodes and a sister, Lela Rhodes. Surviving are his wife, Gladys Bailey Rhodes; one son, Dent Rhodes of Normal, Il.; a daughter, Mrs. John (Patricia) Goolsbey of Stavanger, Norway; three step-daughters, Bonnie Bailey of Alexandria, VA; Mrs. Delmar (Jane) Gregg of Quaker City; and Mrs. Dan (Judy) Hoffman of Columbus; six grandchildren and five step-grandchildren. Friends were received Saturday at Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home in Morristown. Services were held there Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Hogg and the Rev. Karl Fitch in charge. Burial followed in Union Cemetery, Morristown. [Barnesville Enterprise, 28 Jun 1989 pg. 2]

Rhoten, Joseph Ralph : Joseph Ralph Rhoten, 82, of Portsmouth, died Thursday at Greenbrier Convalescent Center. A native of Brown County, he was a retired Norfolk & Western Railway machinist, a member of Temple Baptist Church and its men's Baraca Class, the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees and the International Association of Machinists. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dot Marie Rhoten in 1952. Surviving are his second wife, Edith Williams Rhoten; a son, Harold of Sciotoville; two daughters, Mary Ruth Berry of Orlando, FL., and Gladys Johnson of Sciotoville; four stepdaughters, Jo Ann Miller of Jeanette, PA., Marcella Winebrenner of West Palm Beach, FL., Janice Ogg of Sciotoville and Linda Faine of Reynoldsville; two brothers, William of Kenova, WV., and Frank of Ash Ridge; 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral service is to be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Brant Funeral Home in Sciotoville, with the Rev. John Gowdy officiating and interment in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Friends my call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and from noon to 2 and 6 to 9 p.m. [Sunday. 03 Jan 1985.]

Rice, Ora Taylor: Ora Taylor Rice, 86, of National Rd West of St. Clairsville, died Friday December 11, 1992 in the Bell Nursing Home, Belmont. She was a member of Thoburn United Methodist Church, St. Clairsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl J.; her parents, William F. and Letty Shallcross Taylor. Surviving are a son, William E. of St. Clairsville; a daughter, Mary Lee Powell of St. Clairsville; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Friends received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Toothman Funeral Home, St. Clairsville, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Interment in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville. Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 510, St. Clairsville will hold services at 7 p.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to Thoburn United Methodist Church. [13 Dec 1992]

Richards, Clyde Marshall : Clyde Marshall Richards, 68, of Portsmouth, died Monday at Scioto Memorial Hospital. A Dawson Springs, KY., native, a World War II veteran and a member of the First Christian Church and its Christian Men's Fellowship and Mixed Adults Sunday School Class, he was a retired Sciotoville Post Office Supervisor. Survivors include his wife, Deanie Wylodine Pearl Richards; a daughter, Mary Kay Wolfe of Mason; a brother, James V. of Portsmouth, and a granddaughter. Services are planned at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, with Rev. Richard Wilburn, officiating and interment in Memorial Burial Park. Friends may call at the Daehler Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Richards, James V. : James V. Richards, 75, of Portsmouth, died Friday at Scioto Memorial Hospital following a four week illness. A native of Paducha KY., he owned and operated Richard's News from 1933 until 1972. He was a member and elder at the First Christian Church, and member and treasurer of its Men's Fellowship. He is survived by his wife, Ida McManis Richards; a son, Joseph of Lancaster; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service is to be at 1 p.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Richard Wilburn officiating and interment in Floral Hills Memory Garden. Friends my call at Daehler Funeral Home from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Richardson, Elmer E. : Elmer E. Richardson, 80, farmer and life resident of East Bloom Township, died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday after a weeks illness. The son of the late James and Hester Ann Hammond Richardson, he was a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church and Beech Grove Grange. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Louise Masterson of the home; one grandson, Richard Masterson, of Zanesville; three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Thursday with Rev. L. S. Wees officiating. The body was returned from the Fisher Funeral Home to the residence Tuesday night. Interment will be made in the church cemetery. [Times Recorder, 09 May 1945 pg. 3]

Richardson, J. F. : Funeral rites for J. Frank Richardson, 65, native of Sonora will be held at the home in Newark Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 with Rev. A. Dale Fiers officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Mr. Richardson a foreman employed in the car department of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad company at Newark, died Sunday. He had been in declining health for six months. The deceased was born in Sonora Nov. 15, 1879, the son of James and Mary Read Richardson. He moved to Newark at the age of 19 and entered the service of the railroad company. Mr. Richardson was a member of Acme Lodge, F. & A. M., Newark; Warren Chapter, Bigelow Council, St. Luke's Commandery, Scottish Rite and the Shrine, Modern Woodmen of America and the Central Church of Christ in Newark. Surviving are his widow, formerly Mary Backus and one brother, Harry Richardson, of Zanesville. [Times Recorder, 09 May 1945 pg. 3]

Richcreek, Betty J.: Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Meek-Black Funeral Home, Senecaville, for Betty J. Richcreek, 81, of Cambridge, who died Tuesday 16 Dec 2003 at Southeastern Med in Cambridge. Evangelist Chad Donley will officiate. Burial will be in Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Coshocton. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. She was born 23 Oct 1922, in Roscoe, daughter of the late Charles and Lennis Wilson Fortune. Mrs. Richcreek was a housekeeper for several local physicians. She was a member of Pleasant City United Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher. She was a 1941 graduate of Roscoe High School. She was a collector of Longaberger baskets and enjoyed watching the Western Channel on television. She also enjoyed her flowers and gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Richcreek, on 25 Jan 1997. The were married 30 Apr 1946. Also deceased are a brother, Kenneth Fortune and four sisters, Elvia Senter, Lela Watson, Norma Fisher and Beulah Easterday. She leaves two sons, Larry Richcreek of Coshocton and Gregory Richcreek of Cambridge; a daughter, Cheryl Richcreek of Cambridge; three sisters-in-law, Kathleen Williams of Coshocton, Mary Ruth Gill of Sandusky and Betty Richcreek of Coshocton; three granddaughters, Andrea Richcreek, Amanda Richcreek and her husband, John Betsch and adopted Katie Seitz; several nieces and nephews, including nephew, Carlos Easterday; friend, Alice Severing of Pleasant City and she leaves behind her loving dog, Smokey. [Daily Jeffersonian, 17 Dec 2003 pg. A-6]

Rickey, Hiram C. : Hiram C. Rickey, 83, native of Old Washington, died at 5:45 a.m. yesterday. Surviving are his widow, Quinnie R., a brother, William Rickey, and a half-brother James White, Cameron WV. The body was removed to the Grissell Funeral home Moundsville WV. Walter Bundy of the Bundy Funeral Home, Cambridge assisted in caring for the deceased. Mr. Rickey had been engaged in the mercantile business in Old Washington for about 25 years. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Fork Ridge Baptist Church. [Times Recorder, 26 Jul 1943]

Riddle, Brad : Brad Riddle, age 54, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Wednesday morning (12/18/2002) in Cleveland, Ohio. He was born 5/19/1948 in Caldwell, a son of the late Dean D. & Vivian L. Hammond Riddle. He was a graduate of Caldwell High School and had attended Georgetown College. He was a former member of the Caldwell Police Department and the Noble County Sheriff's Department. Brad was currently employed as plant manager for Dana Corporation in Caldwell. He was a member of the Caldwell United Methodist Church, the Noble County Chamber of Commerce, the Kappa Alpha Fraternity, the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, was a former member of the Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department and a former president and member of the Caldwell Board of Education. Surviving are his wife Anita A. Repasky Riddle whom he married 8/19/1972; a son Bradford Brett Riddle of Columbus; a daughter Kelly Ann Riddle of Oxford, Mississippi; 3 brothers David of Columbus, Douglas (Sue) and Dennis (Sandy) Riddle of Caldwell; mother-in-law Ann Repasky of Caldwell; brother and sister-in-law Jim & Beckie Scott of Dublin; step-mother Joy K. Riddle, step-brother Neal Wellspring & step-sister Jennifer Stanfield all of Zanesville; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Saturday (12/21/2002) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home in Caldwell, where services will be held on Sunday (12/22/2002) at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Gary Fitzgerald officaiting. Burial will follow at Olive Cemetery in Caldwell.

Rinehart, Charles H. : Funeral services for Charles H. Rinehart, 82, of Bethesda will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Kelly, Kemp Funeral Home, Bethesda. Rev. Francis Smith will officiate and burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda. Mr. Rinehart, a retired cigar manufacturer, died Monday morning at the Barnesville Hospital. He was born at Hanover, June 28, 1883 and was a member of the Bethesda Methodist Church and IOOF Lodge. His wife Bertha Sykes Rinehart, died August 16 1964. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Dodd of Louisville, KY., and a son Harry of Conn., six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and a sister Mabel.

Ritchey, Wayne N.: Wayne N. Ritchey, 79, of RD 2, Uniontown-Flushing Road, St. Clairsville, died Friday at the Bell Nursing Home, Morristown. He was born in Lafferty, December 9, 1902, son of the late James and Anna Kilgore Ritchey. A retired employee of the Flushing public school system, having served four decades as public school administrator, he was a farmer a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Flushing, member of the Association of Schools Administrators, National Science Teachers Association, Ohio Academy of Science, Eastern Ohio Teachers Association, Belmont County Education Association and Retired Teachers Association. Preceding him in death was one sister, Mary Elizabeth. Surviving are his wife, Erma Laughlin Ritchey; three daughters, Mrs. David (Sue Ann) Singer of Las Vegas, NV., Mrs. Donald (Mary Lou) Phillips of Kirkland, WA., Mrs. Nancy Jane Fitzgerald of St. Clairsville; one sister, Mrs. Sharp (Eleanor) Pilcher of Charlestown, WV.; one brother, Joseph Ritchey of Strasburg; and four grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Warren Funeral Home, Flushing, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, where services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Crabapple Cemetery, New Athens. [Times Leader, 06 Jun 1982 pg. 10A]

Rites, Mrs. Rennie : Funeral services for Mrs. Caroline Rennie, 87, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Homer E. Wells, Maple Ave. Sunday afternoon, will be held Thursday morning at 11 o'clock from Rommeth Chapel, Gassaway, WV., with burial in the church cemetery. The body has been removed to the daughter's residence from the William Thompson & Son Funeral Home, White Cottage, and will be taken to Gassaway Wednesday morning. [Times Recorder, 29 Feb 1944]

Roberts, Virgie: Virgie P. Roberts, 85, Steubenville, formerly of Belmont Street Bellaire, died Sunday in St. John Medical Center, Steubenville. She was born March 30, 1904 at Gaylord, daughter of the late Robert and Esmerelda Drugan Parrish. She was a retired laboratory technician for the Department of Health State of New York and a Presbyterian. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Acil Johnson and Joseph Parrish; a sister, Ortha Clark; two granddaughters. Surviving are a son, Harry Moulton of Hull, Mass; a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Imogene) Gronert of East Meadow, Long Island, NY; two granddaughters, four great-grandchildren. Arrangements are pending at the Bauknecht Funeral Home, Bellaire. [Times Leader, 22 Sep 1989, pg.6]

Robinson, Cora G. : Mrs. Cora Grace Robinson, wife of Thomas B. Robinson, Gaston Ave., died Tuesday morning Oct 24, 1944, at the Heskett Rest Home following an illness of seven months. She was born in Jefferson Twp. April 20, 1867, daughter of Robert C. and Margaret McConnell and lived her entire life in Guernsey County. On Dec 24, 1890, she married Thomas B. Robinson and since that time has resided in Cambridge. She is survived in addition to her husband and by two children, Roy Robinson stationed in Hawaii with the U. S. Army and Miss Helen Robinson, nurse in Cleveland. Also two brothers, V. D. and Marion McConnell, Cambridge and one sister, Mrs. Belle Tedrick, La Grange, IL., Mrs. Robinson was a member of the Methodist Church, this city and the Guernsey Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. The body will be taken from the Stevens-McCracken Funeral Home to her home on Gaston Ave. Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held there Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. with Rev. W. D. Heaston officiating. Interment will be made in City Cemetery. [Times Recorder, 25 Oct 1944]

Robinson, Mrs. Minnie O. : Mrs. Minnie O. Robinson, widow of the late William W. Robinson of Central Street Shadyside, died Saturday evening at 6:20 o'clock in the McCarty convalescent home, East Main Street, St. Clairsville. She had been in ill health for the past three years, but had condition was not serious until the past three weeks. The deceased was born March 6, 1869, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Cotts of Wheeling. She was a member of the Shadyside Presbyterian Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Betty Neff and Mrs. Billie Brown of Shadyside; two sisters, Mrs. Maude May of Zanesville, and Mrs. Madge McKelvey of Florida; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Dora Cotts, of Glendale, WV., also three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon in the Grafton-Buchnecht-Mellet Funerl Chapel. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Bellaire. [Times Recorder, 08 May 1945]

Roby, Alvin Clark : Funeral services will be held at the home here in Belmont Tuesday for Alvin Clark Roby, 64, who died Saturday evening. Mr. Roby apparently enjoyed good health but was stricken with a heart attack while sitting on his porch. He was a life-long resident of Belmont and took and active part in civic and political affairs. Surviving are his widow, Glen Hamilton Roby and the following children: Mrs. Mabel Dickerson of Cleveland, Mrs. Beulah Carpenter of Newcomerstown, Don Roby of Bethesda, Louis Roby of Bellaire, Roger Roby of Newcomerstown and Miss Jean and Robert of the home. [Times Recorder, 05 Sep 1939 pg. 2]

Roby, Ronald Eugene: Ronald Eugene Roby, 41, of Barnesville, died April 5, 1984 in Barnesville Hospital, He was born July 22, 1942 in Bethesda, a son of the later Jesse and Ida Summers Roby. A retired truck driver, he was a member of the Nazarene Church, the Disabled American Veterans and the Barnesville Eagles and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Surviving are his wife, Thyra Roby; two daughters, Myra Roby and Roxanne Dolak, both of the home; and a granddaughter. Services were held Sunday at the Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home, Bethesda. Rev. Edward Emory officiated and burial followed in Hope Cemetery, Hendrysburg. Graveside Military services were conducted by the Barnesville Disabled American Veterans. [Barnesville Enterprise, 11 Apr 1984 pg. 2]

Roe, Richard : Richard E. Roe, 59, of Bethesda, died Friday, Dec 10, 1993 in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. He was born March 19, 1934 in Guernsey County, a son of the late John G. Roe and Mary Stillion Henderson. He was a retired construction worker of Tri-State Asphalt Corp. and a member of South Main Street Church of Christ, Bethesda, He was also a member of Barnesville Moose, Barnesville Eagles and the Bethesda VFW. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Judy Roe, Anise Wheeler, and Pauline Beboit. Surviving are his wife, Wanda Wilson Roe; a son, Gary of Tippecanoe; a daughter, Mrs. Scott (Shelly) Jones of Bethesda; six brothers, Wilfred, Robert, and Jerry, all of California, James of Spokane, WA., Forest of Kansas and Raymond of Cambridge; four sisters, Mrs. Warren (Kaye) Roberts of California, Mrs. Ralph (Edith) Wedel of Kansas, Mrs. Jay (Ruth) Foraker of Florida and Virginia Carpenter of Quaker City; two grandsons. Friends will be received 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home, Bethesda, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday with Evangelist Craig Mills officiating. Burial follows in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda. [Times Leader, 12 Dec 1993]

Rogers, Mary: Mary Roby Rogers,80, Bethesda formerly of Columbus, died Jan 10, 1992 at Barnesville Health Care Center. She was born Feb 6, 1911 in Goshen Twp., daughter of the late Hugh and Ada McGaughy Roby. She was former owner-operator of King Avenue Beauty Salon, Columbus and member of the United Methodist Church, Bethesda. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Vernon and Ralph Roby, and a sister, Helen Roby. Surviving are two brothers, Earl Roby, Huntingdon, PA, Charles Roby, Johnstown; two sisters, Gladys MacNealy, Bethesda and Ruth Powell, Brandon, FL. Services were held Monday morning from the Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home, Bethesda, with Rev. John Jackson officiating. Burial followed in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda. [Barnesville Enterprise, Jan 1992 pg. 2]

Rose, Avenelle : Miss Avenelle Rose, 24, of Byesville, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday at her home after an illness of several weeks. Born Dec. 25, 1920 at Pleasant City, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Rose. She had resided in Byesville for the past two years. Surviving are her stepmother, Mrs. Gertrude Rose, Byesville; two brothers, Ronald with the armed forces in Germany, Max of Pleasant City. Besides her parents one brother is deceased. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corwin Funeral Home in Cambridge. Burial will be made in Byesville Cemetery. [Times Recorder, 09 May 1945 pg. 2]

Rose, Edna M.: Edna M. Rose, 70, Bates City, MO., died Dec 18, 1992 at the Independence Regional Health Center, Independence, MO. She was born in Senecaville, and lived in the Belmont County area before moving to Bates City. She was a member of the Restoration Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Oak Grove. Surviving are her husband, Harold B. Rose; two sons, Robert K. Rose of Bates City, MO., William E. Rose of Senecaville; two Daughters, Carol M. McCarty of Belmont and Patricia L. Turner of Bates City; tow brothers, Charles Webster, Senecaville and Arthur Webster of Painesville; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services were Monday at the Royer Funeral Home Oak Grove, MO., Jackson County, MO., where friends were received. Burial was in Concord Cemetery, Bates City, MO. [Barnesville Enterprise, 22 Dec 1992]

Rose, Mrs. C. E. : Mrs. Martha Belle Rose, 39, wife of G. E. Rose near Ava died in Swan Hospital Cambridge, Thursday evening. Surviving in addition to her husband are three children, Avonelle Irene, Rolland and Edward of the home, four sisters and one brother. Her mother, Mrs. Matilda Spear, Byesville, also survives. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Herlan Funeral Home, Byesville, with Rev. C. E. Nash, Caldwell, officiating. Burial was made in the Pleasant City Cemetery. [Journal, 22 May 1941 pg. 4]

Roseboom, Elizabeth : Elizabeth Roseboom 70, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. F. Park 240 E. Hudson St. She was a member of Oakland Park Presbyterian Church. She is survived by 2 sisters of Deertrail, Colorado; 1 granddaughter Miss L. M. Stauffer of Phoenix Arizona. Funeral Services 1:30 pm Sunday at residence. Rev. E. F. Mathaney officiated. Interment Frankfort, Ohio by R. L. Southwick. [Columbus Dispatch, 04 Apr 1936 pg. 2A]

Roseboom, Emma Freshour : Emma (Freshour) Roseboom 77, 731 Hanford Street Saturday at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Preceded in death by grandson. Survived by husband Harold E. Roseboom; daughter Mrs. Thomas (/Barbara) Kirsop Bay Village Ohio; son Paul Freshour of Westerville, 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren 4 sisters Bertha, Goldie, Bernice & Ada; and brother Earl. Member Ohio Avenue Methodist Church. Friends may call at Shaw Davis Funeral Home 34 W. 2nd Avenue Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral services will be 1:30 Tuesday with Rev. Fred Ketner officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. [Columbus Dispatch, 26 Jun 1978 pg. 8B]

Rosboom, Harold E. : Harold E. Roseboom 73 of 731 Hanford Street suddenly Sunday. Retired carpenter for the Herbst Black Lumbar Co. Preceded in death by wife, Emma Roseboom. Survived by daughter Mrs. Thomas (Barbara) Kirsop Bay Village Ohio, son Paul W. Freshour of Westerville, 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, sisters Mrs. Martha Lusch of Columbus and Mrs. Maxine Dye of Tucson Arizona; brother Fred of Florida, and friends Virginia Whiteley & Fred Parsons. Members of the Columbus Moose Lodge No 11 Legion of Moose F 25 Club of the Moose and Harmoney Club. Friends may call at Shaw Davis Funeral Home 34 W. 2nd Avenue, Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm . Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rev. Leonard C. Toepfer officiating. Moose Service Tuesday at 8 pm. [Columbus Dispatch, 10 Jul 1979 pg. 8B]

Ross, Thomas : Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. in Holy Family Church for Thomas Ross, 74, retired Big Four railroad engineer, who died at the home of his niece, Miss Ann Nolan, Souder Ave., Monday. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery at Delaware by the Egan-Ryan Co. Mr. Ross followed his wife, Mrs. Mary Ross in death by six weeks. He was a former resident of Springfield and retired from his railroad post six years ago. Mr. Ross, a Spanish-American war veteran, was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Gay, Chicago and another niece, Mrs. William Huff of the same city. [Columbus Dispatch, 30 Oct 1940]

Ross, William E. : William E. Ross, 53, died at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home on Spangler Drive. He was proprietor of the Standard service station at 710 Dryden Road. Prior to that he was employed for many years as a foreman with the Fowler Bolin China company. He is survived by one son, Richard, of Dryden Road; one daughter Marguerite Dutro of the home; two brothers, Amos Ross, Dryden Road and H. C. Ross, Seborn Ave. and three grandchildren. His wife Lily B., died last September. He is the son of the late Robert F. and Mary Davis Ross. A native of Noble County, Ross had lived in this community for the past 40 years. The body will be removed today from the Hearing-Bryan-Delong Funeral Home to the home, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 Friday afternoon. Rev. T. B. Orr, pastor of the First Free Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. [Times Recorder, 09 Sep 1943 pg. 12]

Rossiter, Jesse : Jesse Rossiter, 78, died at his home in Summerfield at 7:30 Sunday evening, following a several weeks illness from paralysis. The deceased a native of Center Township was a son of Jesse and Eliza Bennett Rossiter. For the past year he has resided in Summerfield, having moved there from the Green Valley neighborhood and was a member of the Green Valley Church of Christ. Surviving are his widow, three daughters Mrs. Ethel Kirkbride and Mrs. Ocie Parrish Sarahsville and Mrs. Althea Anderson, Keithtown; two sons, Samuel Rossiter, residence unknown and Jesse Rossiter, Jr. Lewisville; several grandchildren and one brother, Lindley Rossiter, Salesville. Funeral services were held in the Summerfield Church of Christ at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Fred E. Dennis, Marietta officiating. Burial was made in Mt. Ephraim Cemetery by Meek Funeral Home, Summerfield. [Journal, 22 May 1941 pg. 4]

Rubicam, Mrs. Bernice Leola : Last rites for Mrs. Bernice Leola Rubicam, 40, wife of Melvin Rubicam, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the family home on Madison Ave., with the Rev. W. D. Heaston, pastor of the First Methodist Church, in charge. Interment will be made in Northwood Cemetery by the Stevens & McCracken Funeral Home. Mrs. Rubicam passed away Wednesday at 12:30 a.m. at Children & Maternity Hospital following surgical treatment. She had been in ill health the past eight months. Born June 17, 1902 in Cambridge a daughter of Alex and Rosetta Jane Edwards Todd, she was united in marriage on June 6, 1920, to Melvin Rubicam who survives. The deceased was a member of the First Methodist Church. Besides her husband she leaves two sons, George Edward and Melvin Theodore, of the home; one brother Carl Todd, Byesville; two sisters, Mrs. Inez Turner, Cadiz and Mrs. Ava Irene Mayberry, Salesville and her father Alex Todd, this city. [Times Recorder, 19 Feb 1942 pg. 2]

Rucker, Roger: Roger Rucker, 19, of Beallsville, died Friday at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling as the result of an auto accident, He was born December 2, 1963, a son of William and Pearl Westfall Rucker Hudson. A Protestant by faith, he was a student at Belmont Technical College. Surviving in addition to his father of Clarington and his mother of Beallsville, are one sister, Ruth Rucker of the home; two brother, Regan Rucker and Charles Hudson, both of the home; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Hazel Rucker of Beallsville; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Vandena Westfall of Beallsville. Friends will be received at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, afternoon Monday, where services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday with the Rev. Richard Perkins officiating. Burial will follow in Beallsville Cemetery, Beallsville. [Times Leader 06 Jun 1982 pg. 10A]

Ruggles, Tirzah
At St. Clairsville, Mrs. Tirzah Ruggles, consort of Hon. Benjamin Ruggles.
[5/22/1817, re-published in "Ohio Source Records" by Ohio Genealogical Society]

Russell, Mrs. John : Mrs. Effie Belle Russell, 69, wife of John Russell, died last Wednesday noon at her home in Buffalo Township, following a two week illness. She was a devoted member of the Barry's Ridge Methodist Church, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. Surviving are her husband and four children, Albert of Canton, Clyde of Buffalo Township, and Carl and Velma of the home. Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon in the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church by Rev. Walter Brown, pastor of Barry's Ridge Methodist Church assisted by Rev. Leo LaFontaine, Lutheran minister. Interment was made in the Mr. Zion Cemetery. [Noble County Leader, 26 Feb 1942]

Russell, Mrs. Sarah : Mrs. Sarah Musser Russell, 82, passed away at the family home in Sarahsville, Sunday morning at 4:15 o'clock, after a prolonged illness of heart trouble. The deceased was the daughter of William and Eliza McConnell Musser and was born near Sarahsville. In early life she was united in marriage to Eli Russell, to which union eleven children were born, Mrs. Russell was a devoted member of the Pleasant Hill M. P. Church and held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends. She was a wonderful mother and will be greatly missed by the entire community. The funeral cortege left the home at 1:30 o'clock for the Pleasant Hill M. P. Church, where services were conducted by Rev. M. R. Yoho, pastor of the Renrock M. P. Church. Burial was made in the church cemetery by Stickrath of Belle Valley. Her husband preceded her in death one year ago last July and surviving are two sons, William and Mell of Marietta, Mrs. Clara Milley of near Pleasant City, Mrs. Mary Russell of Indiana, PA., Mrs. Grace Stevens of Detroit Michigan, who was taking care of her mother during her last illness, two brothers, Frank and John Musser of near Sarahsville. Nine grandchildren also survive. [Journal, 13 Sep 1934 pg. 4]

Russi, A. Fred : Funeral services for A. Fred Russi, of Convers Ave., who died suddenly Wednesday in Bethesda Hospital, will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Mader-Peoples Funeral Chapel. Dr. W. M. Hackenburg will officiate and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral parlor until the services. [Times Recorder, 16 Jun 1944]

Rutherford, Amanda : Mrs. Amanda Rutherford, 67, passed away at the Noble County Infirmary, Saturday morning at 11:15 death being due to an illness of complications. Mrs. Rutherford had been an inmate in the county home since the death of her husband in the early spring. The deceased is survived by the following children: James, Jr., Ernest, Erna and Meredith, all of Akron, Theodore of Kentucky and Mrs. Bertie Morris of near Caldwell, in addition to four grandchildren. Short funeral services were conducted from the Murphy Funeral parlors, Sunday afternoon at 2:00. Burial was made in Olive Cemetery. [Journal, 28 Jun 1934 pg. 5]



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