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Belmont County, Ohio
Genealogy and History



Submitted by Cheryl Skinner unless otherwise noted.

Vance, David : Last rites for David Vance, who died Wednesday at his home on Cambridge RD 2, were conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of Christ, Steubenville Ave., by Elder Runyan. Burial was made in Northwood Cemetery. [Jeffersonian, 21 Feb 1942]

Van Curen, Mrs. Ada: Mrs. Ada Frances Van Curen, 75, resident of 759 East Market St. Cadiz, died Saturday at the Country Lawn Nursing home, Brewster, Ohio. She was born in Harrison County, May 17, 1896, a daughter of the late William and Margaret C. Lehmer Raynard. She was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harold Johnson of Brewster; two grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother, Richard Raynard of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. William Barkhurst of Steubenville. Friends are being received at the Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, where services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Hack Whitaker officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Columbus. [Times Leader, 10 Jan 1972 pg. 2]

VanFossen, Shirley Ellen: Shirley Ellen VanFossen, 68, of West Church St., Barnesville, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999 at her residence. She was born March 23, 1930 in Barnesville, the daughter of the late Chester Burdette and Shelda Carpenter VanFossen Adkins. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 2792 of Barnesville, former officer of DAV and a Methodist. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Dallas Adkins. Surviving are her husband Donald R. VanFossen; two sons, Tim and Mike VanFossen; one daughter, Redona Truax; one brother, Henry Burdette; one sister, Bonnie Deal; three grandchildren, Shawn Truax, Casey and Carly VanFossen all of Barnesville. Services were held Friday at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville with Rev. Michael Simon officiating. Burial followed in Southern Cemetery, Barnesville. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice. [Barnesville Enterprise]

Vanicek, Joseph: Joseph Vanicek, 82, Stop 22, Bridgeport, died Saturday night at Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling. He was born in Czechoslovakia, Oct. 28, 1889, the son of Martin and Frances Boury Vanicek. His wife, Sophia, preceded him in death. He was a member of CSA Lodge 251 of Bridgeport; the Wolfhurst Volunteer Fire Department, the Polish Club and a retired coal miner. Surviving are three sons, Ernest of Canton, Charles of Bridgeport and Arthur of George Air Force Base, CA.; two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Yoka and Mrs. June Fatula, both of Bridgeport; 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Betty also preceded him in death. Friends are being received at the Wilson Funeral Home, Bridgeport, where services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Nevin L. Wertenberger officiating. Burial in Linwood Cemetery, Blaine. [Times Leader, 10 Jan 1972 pg. 2]

Vaughn, Abigail E.: Abigail E. Vaughn, 74, Bethesda, died Monday in Barnesville Hospital. She was born July 1, 1914 at Littleton, WV., a daughter of the late John and Mary Miller Cain. She was a member of Chestnut Level Christian Church, Belmont. Surviving are her husband, Robert L.; two sons, Ralph of Columbus and John of Bethesda; a brother, Edward Cain of Belmont; two grandsons, Mark Vaughn of Columbus and Scott Vaughn of Columbus and Scott Vaughn of Panama City, Panama. Friends will be received at the Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home, Bethesda, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday with the Robert Fulton officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda.

Venham, Ethel : Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 2:00 from the Johnston Funeral Chapel for Miss Ethel Venham, 62, who resided on South High Street. Rev. H. J. Young of the Thoburn Methodist Church will officiate and interment will follow in the Union Cemetery. Miss Venham was the foster daughter of the late William and Laura Butcher Thompson and resided in Chicago prior to coming St. Clairsville 45 years ago. She attended the Methodist Church. She succumbed Monday afternoon in the North Wheeling Hospital, where she had been undergoing treatment following an operation in that institution several weeks ago. [Times Recorder, 09 May 1945 pg. 2]

Verhovec, Joseph: Joseph Verhovec, 80, Mingo Junction, died Wednesday in Carriage Inn, Steubenville. He was a retired boiler maker at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. and a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Mingo Junction. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Verhovec; four brothers; three sisters. Surviving are a brother, Jack of Rayland; a sister, Mrs. John (Frances) Koran of Albuquerque, NM. Friends received, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Blaschalk Funeral Home, Mingo Junction, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burail follows in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Steubenville. [Times Leader, 22 Sep 1989 pg. 6]

Vessels, Mrs. Wayne: Catherine Ulrich Vessels, 69, of East Market St. Belmont, died Tuesday evening at 5:10 p.m. in her home. Born January 14, 1906, in Granite City, IL., she was the daughter of the late John and Helen Brand Ulrich. She was a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Vessels Sr., whom she married Nov. 7, 1931. Also surviving are a son Wayne, Jr. of Georgetown, Ohio; a sister Mrs. Evelyn Davis of Wheeling; two brothers, William B. Ulrich of Wheeling and John Ulrich of Cameron; two grandsons, three nephews and one niece. Friends may call at the Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home in Bethesda today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held there Friday at 1 o'clock with the Rev. John Stilts in charge. Burial will follow in the Belmont Cemetery. [Barnesville Enterprise, 02 Oct 1975 pg. 2]

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