Delbert L. Heavner
Delbert L. Heavner, 57, of North 10th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003 at Bellaire Community Hospital.
He was born April 21, 1946 in Martins Ferry, son of the late Bob and Freda Miller Heavner Mooney.
Delbert was a retired employee of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Steubenville Plant, where he worked in the Central Store Room and served on the Safety Committee. He was a veteran with the US Navy, a member of the United Steelworkers Local 1190 in Steubenville, the First Church of God in Cadiz, the National Rifle Association, the Carroll County Historical Society, the Dillonvale American Legion, the Martins Ferry Eagles, the Martins Ferry Elks and the Oglebay Woodcarvers.
In addition to his parents, Delbert was preceded in death by his stepfather, Robert Mooney; one step-son, George Belanus; one brother, Frederick Heavner and a sister, Irene Byers.
Delbert is survived by his wife, Margaret "Peggy" Reasbeck Heavner; one step-son, James Belanus of Cambridge; two daughters, Mary Ann Russell of Tiltonsville and Marcie Jo Heavner of St. Clairsville; one step-daughter Janette Belanus Bereuter of Kansas City, Kansas; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Mummy of Dresdon, Ohio and Zelda Burchfield of Cadiz; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Delbert's visitation will be held Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Road, Brookside, Ohio, where services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m., with Reverend Joseph Sanders officiating. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery, Cadiz.
Dorothy M. "Sis" Tarr, 77, Brilliant and Rush Run, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2003, in the Gables Care Center, Hopedale, Ohio.
Friends received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Wheeler Funeral Home, 712 Third St., Brilliant, where services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m., with Pastors Gloria Bloomquist and Jeff Proya, officiating. Interment will follow in New Alexandria Cemetery.
Jack G. Townsend, 63, of Shadyside, Ohio, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003.
Visitation on Sunday from Noon to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, at 11 a.m.
Michael "Tiny" Steven Worwa, 49, of N. 9th St., Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2003 at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital.
Michael was born Dec. 5, 1954, at Martins Ferry, Ohio, the son of Sylvia Jean Sowers Worwa of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio and the late Stanley Mike Worwa.
"Tiny" was a former employee of the Franklin Highwall Mine in Cadiz, a member of St. Adalbert's Catholic Church and a member of the VNEA Pool League of Hopedale.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Frank and Maryann Worwa and his maternal grandparents Charles and Ina Sowers.
In addition to his mother, "Tiny" is survived by his wife Joyce A. Plavka Worwa, his son Stanley Michael Worwa and his daughter Eleanor Marie Worwa, both of Martins Ferry; his three brothers, John A. Worwa and his wife Sharon, George Worwa and his wife Beth, Stanley P. Worwa and his wife Stephanie, all of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio; his four daughters, Maryann Schaal and her husband Tom, Kathy Supanick and her husband Tom, Linda Stemkowski and her husband Curtis, all of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, Rose Bonecutter and her husband Roylee of Bloomingdale, Ohio.
Friends are invited to attend visitation on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Wilson Funeral Home, 154 Second Street, Dillonvale, Ohio, where services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m., with Monsignor John C. Kolesar, officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Pearl V. "Peg" Post, 85, of County Road 15, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, in Trinity Medical Center West.
Friends and family may call Monday 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home, Inc., 107 Hill St., Smithfield. On Tuesday, the family will receive family and friends at the Smithfield Presbyterian Church from 10 a.m. until time of Peg's service at 10:30 a.m. William J. Brown, CLP., will officiate the service and burial will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens in Pleasant Grove. Full Military graveside honors will be conducted by the Piney Fork American Legion.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to; The American Heart Association or to the Jefferson County Agricultural Society, c/o Naomi Bolitho, 3365 State Route 152, Richmond, Ohio 43944.
William 'Bill' Davies
Services will be held on Tuesday, September 30, at 11 a.m., in the First Presbyterian Church in Barnesville for William James "Bill" Davies who died in his home Saturday, September 27, 2003. The long-time resident and former editor-publisher of the Barnesville Enterprise was born March 27, 1926 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, the only child of the late William Jenkin and Sara Young Davies.
After graduating in 1944 from Barnesville High School where he was a varsity letterman in football and basketball, he enlisted in the Navy during World War II and served with the Navy Seabees on Okinawa. Upon completion of his military service, he attended Miami University in Ohio and completed his college education at the Ohio State University where he was graduated from the OSU School of Journalism in 1950. Following that he began a life-long career with the Barnesville Enterprise. He retired in 1994. Throughout his journalistic career, he also covered sports for the Martins Ferry Times Leader and the Cambridge Jeffersonian. Since his retirement, he has been a staff writer for the Times Leader covering sports, village council, and school board as well as writing feature articles and an occasional column.
When he was inducted into the Barnesville Area Education Foundation Hall of Fame in 1998, his community service efforts listed were: co-chairman of the Hutton Memorial Library Capital Campaign and the 1958 Barnesville Sesqui-Centennial Celebration; chairman of Belmont County Children's Services Board for three years; member of Belmont Technical College Board of Trustees, chairman five years; member Board of Trustees of First Presbyterian Church; registered basketball official 20 years; past president of Kiwanis Club, Boosters Club, Chamber of Commerce, Belmont County Ohio State University Alumni Club, and the Eastern Ohio Press Association; Past Exalted Ruler Barnesville Elks Lodge No. 1699; Life Member American Legion Post 168 and VFW Post 2702; founding member of the Watt Center for History and the Arts; member of the gold medal winning basketball team in 1945 Pacific Olympics; stadium bench security staff and usher at Ohio State football games since 1958; member of Memorial Park Board; and the Pumpkin Festival Committee.
Honors listed were: 1991 Distinguished Service Award, Barnesville High School Wrestling; 1994 Barnesville Citizen of the Year; 1996 Ohio District Basketball Coaches Association Distinguished Service Award; 1997 Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame Media Award; and 1998 Ohio Prep Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame.
On September 11, 1949, he was married to Jean B. Palmer who survives along with two daughters, Sally (John) Fogle of Barnesville and Beth (Roger) Bangs of West Lafayette, Indiana. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Amy (Richard) Wells, Jennifer and Craig Campbell, all of Barnesville and Alec and Brian Bangs of West Lafayette, Indiana; four great-grandsons, Ian and Mitchell Wells, Kohl Campbell and Anthony Apicella, all of Barnesville.
Friends will be received at Campbell- Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut Street, Barnesville, Ohio, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, and an hour prior to 11 a.m., services at the First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, officiated by Rev. Andrew Woods and Rev. William Worcester. Military graveside services will follow in Crestview Cemetery. Elks services will be held at 6:30 p.m., Monday.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Barnesville Community Foundation, 400 North Street, or the First Presbyterian Church, 124 N. Chestnut Street, Barnesville, OH 43713.
Richard K. "Dick" McElfresh, 68, of Summerfield, Ohio, died Sept. 30, 2003. Visitation 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, with services at 2 p.m. Sunday, at Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, Ohio.
Sandra Kay McCartney, age 57, of St. Clairsville, died Tuesday, September 2, 2003 at Wheeling Hospital. She was born June 18, 1946 at Adena, Ohio, daughter of the late David and Gladys Kuegler Applegarth.
She was a former employee at the Belmont Habilitation Center at St. Clairsville.
In addition to her parents, Sandra was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Collins.
Surviving are two sons, Dave McCartney of Belmont and Jim McCartney of Bethesda; and four grandchildren.
Family and friends will be received at Toothman Funeral Home in St. Clairsville on Friday, September 5, 2003, from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m., with Rev. Dalton Hinds officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville.
Susan D. Laslo
Susan D. "Sue" (Roscoe) Laslo, 93, of Morningside of Madison, Madison, Ala., formerly of Indiana Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003 at Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, Alabama. She was born Feb. 6, 1910, in Martins Ferry, a daughter of the late George and Julie (Metro) Roscoe.
Sue was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church Catholic Daughters of America, Catholic Women's Club, OPALS, Women's Civic Club, and Eagles Aerie #456 Auxiliary, all of Martins Ferry and the AARP.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John Laslo, a daughter, Patricia Agnes Laslo, a brother, George Roscoe, and three sisters, Helen Newton, Anna Roper and Julia Boskovich.
Surviving are two sons, George S. (Martha) Laslo of Huntsville, Ala., and John W. Laslo of Huron, Ohio, a daughter, Jean (Joseph) Jones of Dataw Island, S. C.; two sisters, Mary Preslin of Martins Ferry and Elizabeth Hughes of Cleveland; nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Heslop Funeral Home, Walnut at Fifth, Martins Ferry, Ohio. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003 at 10 a.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Rev. Thomas Magary officiating. Burial follows in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
Rosary devotions will be recited Wednesday at 3 p.m., followed by wake services at 8 p.m., in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Mary's Catholic Church, 20 N. 4th St., Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935.
Jacqueline M. Dulesky
Jacqueline M. Dulesky, 73, of Lawrence Ave., Tiltonsville, Ohio, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003 at her residence.
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, on Nov. 12, 1929, the daughter of the late Frank E. and Vera A. (Jenkins) McGuire.
She was a retired manager at AT & T of Wheeling, W. Va., for 22 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Debra Lynn Dulesky and one son, Robert Louis Dulesky.
Surviving are a son, Donald J., husband of Kandy Dulesky, New Philadelphia, Ohio; two brothers, Richard, husband of Mildred McGuire and Lionel McGuire, grandson, Vincent J. Dulesky, all of St. Louis, Missouri.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, Martins Ferry, Ohio. There will be no visitation and funeral services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
Robert Tomer, Sr.
Robert Wayne Tomer, Sr., 75, Holloway, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, in Bell Nursing Home, Morristown.
He was born in Rock Hill, Flushing, July 28, 1928, a son of the late Herman and Georgia Horsley Tomer.
He was a retired employee of the B&O Railroad, Holloway and a Methodist by faith.
Preceding Robert in death, in addition to his parents, was a sister, Charlotte Hickenbottom and two brothers, Pete and Paul Tomer.
Surviving are his wife, Bernice Anderson Tomer; one daughter, Cindy Waters of Summersville, W. Va.; four sons, Mark (Buddy) of St. Clairsville; Kevin of Morristown; Robert Jr., of Barnesville, and Timothy of Flushing; one sister, Barbara Taylor of Uniontown; eight grandchildren and four great - grandchildren.
Friends will be received at Warren Funeral Home, Flushing, Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m., with Pastor Bob Merritt and Rev. Chuck Mehl officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Hill Cemetery, Flushing.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holloway Volunteer Fire Department.