William E. Markle
Monday, September 22nd, 2003
William E. Markle, 56, Soncere Dr., Roaming Shores, Ohio, died early Monday morning at his residence after several years of complications with A. L. S. (Lou Gehrigs Disease).
He was born July 12, 1947 in Bellaire, Ohio, the son of Francis “Funnel” & Ida (Oliver) Markle and has resided here the past 10 years, coming from Claremore, Okla. Mr. Markle was a graduate of Bliss College in Columbus. He was married to Laurel A. Lieb on October 15, 1976 in Columbus. Mr. Markle was a 24 year employee of Worthington Industries, taking disability retirement in 1997.
Mr. Markle was a gifted sportsman, playing in college level sports and was active in league sports after college. He was named in “Who’s Who of American College Athletes”. He enjoyed jogging, fishing, golf, spending time with family and being with his dogs.
Survivors include his wife, Laurel Lieb Markle, two sons, Evan D. & Nolan P. Markle, both at home, his mother, Ida Markle of Bellaire, Ohio, a sister, Madalyn Runyan of Bellaire, Ohio, an uncle, William Oliver of Hobe Sound, Fla. & an aunt, Flo Ralston of McMechen, W. Va.
He was preceded in death by his father, Francis in 2002.
A memorial service will be held at 6:15 P. M. Wednesday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1032 St. Rt. 46 South, Jefferson. Graveside services and entombment will be Thursday at 1:00 P. M. in Holy Cross Cemetery, 11539 National Rd. S. W., (Rt. 40) Pataskala, Ohio.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 – 5:30 P. M. at the Fleming Funeral Home, Inc., 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Ashtabula Co., 2420 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004, envelopes will be at the funeral home and at the cemetery.
Beatrice M. "Betty" Hillyer
Saturday, September 13th, 2003
Beatrice M. “Betty” Hillyer, 84, S. Market St., Jefferson, died Friday afternoon in the Hospice Unit at the Ashtabula Co. Medical Center.
She was born October 14, 1918 in Jefferson, the daughter of Richard D. & Mattie C. (Smith) Marvin and has been a Jefferson resident all of her life. She was married to William F. Hillyer on August 23, 1939 in Jefferson.
Mrs. Hillyer worked in the Astabula Co. Auditors Office & the County Commissioners Office in the 1940’s & 1950’s, she was assistant secretary for the Ashtabula Co. Soldiers & Sailors Relief Commission from 1955-1980, she worked a short time in the Louisville Title Office and continued her working carreer with Jefferson Building & Loan Assoc. in 1958, through several name changes and mergers, retiring in 1983 as an assistant vice-president of People’s Savings & Loan.
She is a member of the Jefferson United Methodist Church where she sang in the church choir and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was a former member of the Sweet Adelines, Covered Bridge Chpt., Sunshine Chapter, O. E. S., American Legion Auxiliary, Baylor Post #152 & the Zonta International Club for 19 years.
Survivor include two sons, J. David Hillyer & Richard W. Hillyer, both of Ashtabula, a grandson, Scott Hillyer of Wilmington, Mass., a granddaughter, Shelly Hillyer of Avon, Ohio, three great-grandchildren, Lindsay, Aaron & Jordan Hillyer, all in Wilmington, Mass. & a brother, William J. “Bud” Marvin of Ankeny, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William in 1976, brothers, Dr. Theodore R. Marvin in 1951 and Stanley D. Marvin in 1992.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003 at 10:30 A. M. at the Fleming Funeral Home, Inc., 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with the Rev. Meredith Coleman and Gordon Emerson, both from the Jefferson United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Monday from 6-8 P. M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson United Methodist Church Building Fund, 125 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, OH. 44047 or to Hospice of Ashtabula Co., 2420 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, OH. 44004, envelopes will also be at the funeral home.
Marie E. Mohn
Saturday, February 14th, 2004
Marie E. Mohn, 87, died Friday February 13, 2004 in the Jefferson Medical Associates (Jefferson Geriatric Center), where she had been a resident the past several months.
She was born in Wooster, Oh. on May 1, 1917 the daughter of John T. Yoder, Jr. and Mimmie (Berger) Yoder and was a resident of Eagleville since 1974, coming from Wiliamsfield Twp.
She lived in the Jefferson area for more than 30 years on Eagleville Rd. She worked for the Char-Lotte Nursing Home in Rock Creek, which then became Glenbeigh, she worked in the accounting department until her retirement in 2000.
She enjoyed farming, gardening, sewing, reading and her pets.
She was affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Madison.
Survivors include a son, Keith A. Mohn of Cortland, Oh.; three grandchildren: Allan L. Mohn of Cortland, Cheryl R. Coon of Nelsonville, Oh., and Darla J. Griggs of Suffolk, Va. and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert L. Mohn whom she married on August 20, 1937; a daughter Karen E. Coon on Dec. 2, 2003; one sister and four brothers.
Funeral services will be held on Monday Feb. 16 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fleming Funeral Home, Inc., 49 W. Jefferson Street, Jefferson, Oh. with the Dr. Harry Slough, Elder of the Seventh Day Adventist Church officiating. Burial will take place in The Eagleville Cemetery. No calling hours will be held.
John R. "Buckshot" Brown
Thursday, February 12th, 2004
John R. “Buckshot” Brown, 59, N. Sycamore St., Jefferson, died unexpectedly early Wednesday morning in the intensive care unit at the Ashtabula Co. Medical Center.
He was born October 4, 1944 in Cumberland, Ky., the son of Emmett J. & Irene (Nemeth) Brown and has been a resident of the Jefferson area most of his life. He was a 1963 graduate of Jefferson Area High School and was a veteran of the U. S. Army National Guard.
Mr. Brown was currently the owner and proprietor of the Wall St. Inn in Jefferson. He previously worked at Pinney Dock Co. and was a member of the Carpenters Labor Union, Local #496 in Madison and Local #860 in Cleveland. He enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include three children, Lloyd “Chip” (Lisa) Brown & Tracy (Keith) Stowers, both of Jefferson and Rachel Johnson of Austinburg Twp., three grandchildren, Justin & Emily Stowers and Cory Brown, a brother, Ed (Carol) Brown of Jefferson and a sister, Nell (Art) Baker of Las Vegas.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
No services or calling hours will take place at Mr. Brown’s request. Cremation will take place at the Family Care Group Cremation Center in Jefferson with the burial of ashes in the family grave plot in Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, P. O. Box 2010, Ashtabula, Ohio 44005-2010. The Fleming Funeral Home, Inc., 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, is handling arrangements.
Tuesday, February 10th, 2004
Ivan H. Smith, 96,a resident of the Country Club Retirement Center for the past two years, died Monday February 9, 2004 in the Ashtabula Co. Medical Center.
He was born in Newton Falls, Oh. on July 16, 1907 the son of Harry and Carrie (Hoover) Smith and was a resident of Conneaut for many years.
On April 27, 1928 he married Ethel J. Rufener in Newton Falls, Oh.
Mr. Smith and his family moved to Ashtabula Co. in 1949. At that time he was the owner and operator of Smith Hardware Co. until 1956 when he became the superintendent of the Ashtabula Co. Children’s Home until his retirement in 1969. After his retirement he spent 20 years with Conley’s in Kingsville running the hardware department.
He was a 60 year member of the Tuscan Lodge #342 F.&A.M., a past member of the Jefferson Rotary Club, he served on the Jefferson Village Council, he was also a member of The Ashtabula Yacht Club, and a past commander of the US Power Squadron.
As an avid fisherman he was presented the National Award Winning Fresh Water Fisherman’s award from Field and Stream Magazine.
He is survived by his daughters, Joanne (Calvin) Runyan of New Lyme Twp., Carole J. (Norman) Runyan of Gillford Lake, Oh., his son, R.W. (Kathy) of Cortland, Oh., his 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ethel on April 4, 1983,a grandson, Donny D. Runyan, his brothers Glenn, Ralph and Wilmer and his sisters Harriet Dixon amd Gladys Wells.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday Feb. 12 at 11:00 a.m. in the Jefferson United Methodist Church, 125 E. Jefferson St. with the Rev. Meredith Coleman and lay pastor Gordon Emerson officiating. Burial will take place in Hawley Cemetery, Newton Falls, Oh.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Memorial contributions can be made to the church or the charity of your choice. The Fleming Funeral Home 49 West Jefferson St, Jefferson is handling the arrangements. Obituary information also available
James E. Kister, Sr.
Monday, February 9th, 2004
James E. Kister, Sr., 61, Kyle Rd., Dorset Twp, died Monday morning at his residence following a long battle with cancer.
He was born June 16, 1942 in Ashtabula, the son of Earl A. & Betty J. (Nibert) Kister and has resided in this area most of his life, living in Arizona and Nevada for a few years. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force and was a heavy equipment operator with Koski Construction, taking retirement in 2002.
He was a member of Operating Engineers Local #18 and enjoyed animals, fishing, gardening, woodworking and house remodeling.
Survivors include his wife, Holly A. (Painter) Kister, whom he married on August 26, 1995 in Greenup, Ky., his mother, Betty J. Kister of N. Kingsville, five children, Lisa A. Wilks of Bellevue, NE., Tina M. Gau of Dorset Twp., Krissy M. Dubsky of Lakewood, Stacey L. Kister of Madison and Jimmy E. Kister, Jr. of Doylestown, Pa., seven grandchildren and two sisters, Barbara L. Kray & Kathy J. Marcy, both of N. Kingsville.
He was preceded in death by his father, Earl A. Kister in 2003, two sons, Michael J. Kister in 1994 and Rolland J. Gau in 2001 and a brother, Charles E. Kister in 2002.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 11:00 A. M. at the Fleming Funeral Home, Inc., 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with the Rev. Kenneth of the Pentecostal Church of God officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery where Geneva Post #6846 of the V. F. W. will provide military honors.
Calling hours will be Wednesday evening from 6-9 P. M. at the funeral home. Contributions may be directed to the family, c/o Holly A. Kister, 4511 Kyle Rd., Dorset, Ohio 44032, envelopes will also be at the funeral home.