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April 15, 2010

What are all the blue pinwheels about? They are reminders of all the children who suffer abuse and neglect. Monroe County Job and Family Services personnel want to raise awareness and ask for the community’s help to combat these tragedies that befall children. Shown, from left, are JFS employees: Kara Hamilton, case worker; Laura Cline, clerical specialist; Stephanie Caldwell, social services supervisor; Jessica Leonard, case worker; and Jeanette Harter, director.                   Photos by Martha Ackerman

Child Abuse, Neglect and Prevention Month Observed  

April is called abuse, neglect and prevention month in the United States. A time to raise awareness in our community, the theme for this year’s campaign is “Pinwheels for Prevention. It’s Your Turn to Raise The Leaders Of Tomorrow”. The Pinwheels you will see in our community, and many communities in our area, all have the same message, that we all have a positive role to play in supporting our communities’ young people and their families. It is important to talk about what each and every one of us can do to make sure that children in our community grow up healthy, safe and loved. Every child needs a caring adult in their life for guidance and support, someone they can depend on to keep them safe from abuse and neglect. A little time spent positively supporting kids can make a big difference for our community.

Open house activities were held April 8 at Marv’s Place Restaurant and April 13 at Lewisville Community Center. The next open house events, which will have Monroe County Job and Family Services personnel on hand to answer questions about foster parenting, are set for April 19 at Beallsville Diner, 3:30 to 5 p.m.; and April 20 at Monroe County DJFS, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

According to Jeanette Harter, Director of Monroe County Job and Family Services, appropriations for child support in 2010 is $250,540. Children’s Ser-vices 2010 appropriations total $619,000.

Monroe County’s JFS received two awards in the small caseload division for fiscal year 2008-2009. The first was in recognition of outstanding performance as most improved paternity establishment; the second for most improved support order establishment. 

Some facts are:

• Youth who have positive mentors are more likely to stay in school and earn high grades and less likely to smoke, use drugs or carry a weapon. (Public/Private Ventures).

• Children who are read to at least three times a week start school ready to learn and are able to master reading and language skills more quickly. (Early Childhood Longitudinal Study).

• An adult’s attitude is key to a child’s successful learning. A recent study shows that when adults approach children in a spirit of equal partnership and respect, the child learns more quickly, is more involved in learning and is more creative about problem solving. (National Teacher Research Panel).

• Youth who have positive family role models and good family communication are 2.5 times less likely to use alcohol than youth without these assets. (Oman, Vesely, et. al.).

• Singing, talking and playing with young children assists with healthy brain development and has a positive impact on their future learning and career success. (Carnegie Foundation).

• Kids who regularly eat dinner with their family are healthier, better adjusted emotionally and have higher self-esteem. (Nemours Health and Prevention Services.)

When an entire community takes responsibility for creating healthy environments in which to raise our children, we lay the foundation for children’s later growth and development. Programs and strategies like home visiting, parent education, mental self-help support, mental health services for new mothers, expanding the availability of affordable day care programming and substance abuse treatment all play a role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

So, when you see the pinwheels spinning around our community during the month of April, see what you can do to help prevent child abuse and neglect in Monroe County. For more information please call Monroe County Department of Job and Family Services at 740-472-1602.

Our Readers Write

Dear Editor,

As the temperatures warm, the fields begin to green and new life springs around us, celebrating National Donate Life Month seems fitting. There are currently 106,000 men, women and children on the waiting list for a life-saving transplant. On average, 18 Americans die each day due to a lack of available organs. Did you know that one donor can save the lives of eight people and enhance the lives of 50 others?

Because of God’s grace and a very generous decision from a loving family who had just lost their 14-year old daughter, I am alive today. Born with Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic disease of the lungs and digestive system that slowly, but surely, zaps every breath you take, I was told that my only hope of survival was to have a double-lung transplant. Seven years and eight months ago I was given the gift of life and received new lungs. Since that time, I have lived a life that I never dreamed I would even live to see, let alone live so fully. I have gone from not being able to walk across the room without getting short of breath to being able to complete the Ogden 20K in Wheeling in May of 2007. Daily activities that most people take for granted like taking a shower, climbing stairs, and carrying in groceries required so much energy and oxygen that I would become fatigued. Praise God, since transplant, I have a new life. Oxygen tanks and three times a day breathing treatments are a thing of the past. I have energy to complete daily tasks, play, exercise and even run a business. I am thrilled to share my story with others and appreciate every opportunity to encourage others to make the most of the time they have been given. Transplants never come without some complications, precautions, and medications, but the life I am enjoying now far outweighs any negative consequences of transplant. I daily praise God for the lungs he is allowing me to use and care for. Having a transplant makes one appreciate the little things in life. We too often forget that good health is one of the greatest blessings of all.

Being an organ and/or tissue donor is one of the most generous things you can do. All major religious groups support organ and tissue donation as a generous act of charity. People of all ages and medical histories can donate life. Donation does not cost the family of the deceased loved one anything financially and does not alter funeral plans. I am proof that transplantation works! The good news is that each year more than 27,000 lives are saved through the kindness of organ donors. It is worth noting that in a world where we hear so much negativity and seem to have so many problems, there are still many loving, kind people who are willing to help others. Perhaps if we could all stop counting our troubles for just a moment, we might realize the blessings we have. I hope you will consider saying “yes” to organ and tissue donation. In Ohio about 80 percent of the population supports donation, but in Monroe County, only 40 percent of residents are registered donors. We need to change this statistic. You can register your wishes at the BMV or sign up in the Ohio Donor Registry. Tell your family of your wishes. Wearing or displaying a green ribbon signifies support of organ and tissue donation. For more information, contact www.lifelineofohio.org or call 1-800-525-5667.

I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone to the Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis 

Walk on May 15, at 2 p.m. at Deerassic Park, just outside of Cambridge. Please help us find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Of every dollar donated, .90 is used to fund the vital programs of the CF Foundation. Recently, the CF Foundation received recognition in Smart Money as the number one health-related charity in the country. Thank you and God bless.

Janet Reed


A Letter from Iraq:

Well, time is drawing near. I have been away from family since last April and it seems like twice as long. Operations have shut down for my Psychological Operations Detachment here in Kirkuk and we are now in the process of packing things up and getting ready to redeploy home. Characters are being tested and everybody is beginning to get on each other’s nerves with the free time that we have from day-to-day now. Today I woke up early and went on a 10 mile run on the FOB. I didn't think my legs would make it but I started thinking of home and my time here drawing to a close, and my legs went numb and I could feel no pain. I entered a state of euphoria, like I wasn't in a war, as I waved to the sheep herders just outside the perimeter fence and kids running next to me for a short stint asking for a "toba" (soccer ball) and/or ice cream (like I was carrying it on me). It was liberating.

One night I awoke to what I thought was gunfire. The shots rang out in the street close to my sleeping quarters and sounded like they were getting closer and closer to me. I leaped out of my bed, grabbed my gear and went outside because I heard the "Alarm Red" on the big voice. Everybody was scared of what was happening. There I was, staring at the dark night sky with what looked to be bottle rockets being shot off, but were really what turned out to be bullets, trying to think what to make of it. You could look out over the fence from our compound and just see tracer rounds being fired into the air throughout the city. The local nationals were yelling at the top of their lungs with pride. All the soldiers were seeking cover from the airborne rounds. Then the interpreters called and told us what was going on. The election results were in for the city of Kirkuk. Everybody was celebrating! We all couldn't help but stand there and smile. We were witnessing history in the making.

I have developed many great friendships over here and am saddened that I have to leave after really getting to know them, and knowing that I may never see them again. It is an odd feeling to come to a country where you don't know anybody and develop friendships that you cherish as much as the ones you left back home. Now I will be leaving these friendships and coming back to a world that kept on moving while I was "on hold" for a year. The hardest part is in front of me - reintegration. Trying to explain to all of my little nephews why Uncle Tim was gone for so long and trying to put it in a way they can relate to it.

Unless you truly know me and want to talk about this past year, I will fit right back into society without a hitch. As odd as it will feel, knowing that I was gone for so long, and then fit back in without people even knowing. That is part of being a reservist. Doing the job and then continuing your civilian life. Joining the fight to try to find a career, car insurance, actually paying for gasoline, a good meal or even not having the ability to bargain a price at the market.

I know this summer will be full of reunions, parties, fun, and relaxation. I thank you for reading my entries (and furthermore publishing them, for if it wasn't for that, there would be no readers). I had fun doing this and was glad to get feedback from people at home.

Oh, and there will be a party sometime, you can count on that much (details will be at a later date). Thank you and God Bless

Tim Price
Not the ex-cop/newly elected commissioner Tim Price, but the younger, lovable, attractive, huggable, cuddly Tim Price (It's ok, you're welcome, everybody thought they were voting for me)

P.S. I get it from my good looking, mild-mannered mother, Pat Price, who should be back from Florida soon if I'm not mistaken!




Cindy and Woody Frame, owners of Kickin’ Back Cabins, relax in the Horse’n Around cabin, which is one of two luxury cabins the couple has built and decorated. Reservations are now being accepted.  “The name says it all - kick back and relax for a night, weekend or a week in a new cabin nestled in the Appalachian Mountains,” says Woody.          
Photos by Martha Ackerman

Taking a tour of the Kickin’ Back Cabins were, from left: Tom Scott and Sam Moore, Monroe County Chamber of Commerce members; the owners Woody and Cindy Frame; and Ruth Workman, chamber secretary. 

Kick’n Back Cabins = Relaxation

by Martha Ackerman
General Manager/Editor

Kickin’ Back Cabins were designed and built for luxury and relaxation. Owners Woody and Cindy Frame have brought simplistic elegance to the two cabins, which sleeps 2-4, and are available for rent by the night, weekend or week. The scenery is extraordinary! The luxury two-bedroom cabins have knotty pine interior throughout and are decorated in themes, which are carried throughout the spacious cabins.

The Horse’n Around  cabin is decorated, reflecting its name, with pictures of wild horses gracing the walls, shower curtain and window treatment. Oh! Deer is decorated with photos of deer in the woods, deer statuary and forest green window treatment. The décor in each cabin features photos of various scenic spots found on the property.

Both cabins have central air, fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens with up-to-date appliances and no televisions or phones to interrupt the tranquility of the surroundings.

The bedrooms have western cedar log beds topped with the most comfortable mattresses and pillows that can be found -all for the most relaxing nights of your life. There are large closets with shelving and a step-in shower in the bathroom. 

You can enjoy the peace and solitude on the large porches while getting back to nature as you watch the birds, deer and other forest animals.

There is a hot tub on each of the cabins’ porches, which at night affords the most beautiful and relaxing spot to enjoy the starlit nights and the breeze as it whispers through the trees. Hot tub robes are furnished as well as towels and linens.

For this relaxing getaway, you only need to bring food, toiletries and yourself. The cabins are wheelchair accessible and have ample parking. There are picnic tables, charcoal grills and chairs to relax around the firepits.

The secluded sites offer over 200 acres of trails that can be used for hiking, horseback riding, ATVs or just a walk in the woods.  

Woody and Cindy Frame are originally from South Charleston, W. Va. Married for 35 years, the couple lived in the Akron area where they reared their three children. Six years ago they purchased land from Sam and Kathy Moore of Swiss Lands Realty. They liked the site immediately and their children fell in love with it. The plan was to have someplace where their children would want to move so the family could be all together. Two years ago Woody and Cindy  decided it was time to move from the Akron area and get their dream of the business underway. Two of their children now live in the area. The other is working to that end.

Monroe County has so much to offer,” said Cindy.

Hunters are welcome. The cabins are just a short drive away from over 20,000 acres of Wayne National Forest and 1,000 acres of Monroe Lake.

Horses are also welcome. “Bring your horse with you and ride over trails as far and as long as you’d like,” said Woody. ATVs are also welcome on this prime property. “Bring your four-wheeler or side-by-side and ride our trails through the beautiful Monroe County countryside.” (You must call for special times and conditions).

If the children want to try their luck at fishing. Kick’n Back Cabins offers a stocked fish and release pond.

Nestled in the woodlands of Monroe County, all this comfort and relaxation awaits you. For more information or to make reservations, call 740-926-2040 or check out Kickin’ Back Cabins on line at www.kickinbackcabins.com 

~ Now That’s An Easter Basket! ~

This bright yellow forsythia Easter basket can be found at the home of Kiven and Melissa Smithberger on Andover Road in Woodsfield.                                   Photo by Martha Ackerman


Around the Burnside  

The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you are in deep water. So what else is new? On “60 Minutes” the other evening, they now have tobacco that dissolves, no smoke, no nothing except a habit you are hooked with. I think it was first developed in Sweden and called something like Snus. The American companies were not long getting on board. I’m not sure what they call it. It’s simply a little package you slip under a lip and no one is the wiser. No smoke, no spit just takes care of the nicotine need. I’m not sure if or what the taste might be, if any. I don’t plan to try it. Come on now. Those who have chewed tobacco or maybe snuff know half the fun is in the spitting. Some fairs and festivals still have a spitting contest. I remember the good ‘ole boys sitting around the Burnside stove during the fall and winter when some of them would spit through the open door of the stove to hear the sizzle. Some were not very good shots and you know what would sizzle down the front of the stove. Others used the box of ashes behind the stove. OK, I know some of you are saying, “How gross.” Probably right, but we did a lot back then that some might think gross now-a-days. We made it OK in spite of this. I saw something the other day that set me to thinking. Maybe we should take note. I watched a nearly full grown Saint Bernard and a feisty Yorkie dog running around together in a yard. They seemed to enjoy each other and were getting along fine. My point is this. If two dogs that are as different as a Saint Bernard and Yorkie can get along like buddies, why can’t we humans put aside some of our differences and get along as a couple of dogs? Think about it. Well, now that March Madness has come to an end and we’ve almost forgotten the big snow this winter, although it does give us something to talk about, we can settle into the baseball season. I never get too excited about baseball except I enjoy watching the college games. I, along with countless others, really wanted to see Butler win the National Champion-ship this year. An excellent game to watch but it was just not the underdog night to win. If the last shot had been not quite as far or hit a little different on the back board, zip through the net and Butler would be celebrating. It didn’t happen. You know what would have happened if the dog had not stopped to take care of business. What has happened to our milk? They used to say milk is nature’s perfect food. Now with some of the modern day thinking milk is not so hot. They have Silk; I’m not sure who or how they came up with the name. It is a soy product which I assume comes from soybeans. Reminds me when we put up soybean hay. I can’t say much about soy milk as when our youngest was a baby he was allergic to milk and had to drink a soybean product. Tasted yucky. There’s another out. I forgot the name that comes from almonds. You’ve seen it on TV where an all white lady riding an all white bicycle down a white stream of what you might think is milk. Wouldn’t it be fun to milk an almond? Another, I can’t remember the name, takes the cake in my book. The advertising that goes along with it, tells us what bad, harmful fat is contained in milk. They are selling fat free milk. Now I ask you; isn’t this what we called skim milk? I remember Mom skimming off that yellow yucky stuff off our leftover milk and saving it till we had enough to put in the churn to make butter. Then we had butter (fat free) milk. The left over milk we called skim milk. Most of this went to the hogs. I’m glad I didn’t have to worry about milk fat when I was growing up. I normally had a big slug night and morning most every day and I enjoyed the fat (butter) on my homemade bread. When I joined the FFA in high school, testing our cows for the percentage was one of my projects each month. We had some Jersey blood in our milk cows and low and behold some had as high as five percent plus in their milk. Had they been those black and white kind it wouldn’t have been that high. Not knowing any better I kept drinking the high fat milk from our cows. I even bragged to some of my classmates how good our cows tested. Live and learn. It’s almost like old times. Here I sit at the kitchen table, 81 degrees outside, all the windows open with a good breeze blowing outside. How can you beat that? Now that’s what we used to do and very pleasant. Now we can push a little button up a little bit and on those hot, sticky days we can close everything and get cool. That’s very pleasant too. I’ve reached the age where my happy hour is a nap. Yes, they still have church after Easter.



Robert R. Radon, 76, Lewisville, died April 7, 2010 at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Cambridge. He was born Nov. 13, 1933 in Monroe County, a son of the late George Radon and Edith Faber Radon.

He was the owner/operator of a grocery store in Lewisville, Radon’s IGA of Woodsfield and laundromats in Woodsfield, Quaker City and Barnesville. He also owned and operated Radon’s Restaurant in Woodsfield and was an insurance agent for many years serving the area.

He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Woodsfield, having served as church council president. He was past president and member of the Woodsfield Jaycees and helped build the Woodsfield Municipal Pool and Youth Center.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Bertram Radon of Lewisville; two sons, Robert R. Radon II and partner Lawrence Cline of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., William R. Radon of Glen Ellyn, Illinois; three grandchildren, Kyle Randolph Radon, Andrew Charles Radon, Paige Elizabeth Radon; mother-in-law, Lauretta S. Bertram of Pawley’s Island, S.C.; several nieces and nephews; and a brother, Richard Radon.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Susan A. Radon; and father-in-law, William J. Bertram.

Friends were received April 10 until time of services at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Woodsfield, with Rev. Frank Lehosky, Rev. Cliff Garrison and Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Arrange-ments by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Ohio State University Medical Center, PACC No. 308510, attn.: Tim Mazik DHLRI, 473 W. 12th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210, and or St. Paul’s Memorial Fund, 303 S.Main St., Woodsfield, OH 43793.

Condolences may be expressed at www.bauerturner.com.

Juanita Mary “Nene” Carpenter, 85, Miltonsburg, formerly of Mount Vernon, died April 9, 2010 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. She was born Nov. 2, 1924 in Monroe County, a daughter of the late Adam and Letha Carrick Miller.

She lived in Mount Vernon for many years with her husband “Tootie”. She worked at Hansley Mills in Barnesville during WWII making uniforms for the soldiers. Being a homemaker in later years, Juanita was always surrounded by family and enjoyed spending time with them. She was the most kind-hearted and compassionate individual that one could ever ask to have in their life.

Having no children of her own, she loved spending time with her nieces and nephews of each generation. She had one very special great-great-nephew whom she loved spending time with, Coleman Ritchie. They spent a lot of time together looking at books and sharing snacks. She loved playing cards, feeding the birds, and endless hours in her recliner completing word searches.

Surviving are a niece, Brenda (Michael) Luyster of Miltonsburg; nephew, Gary (Deborah) Carpenter of Mount Vernon; brother-in-law, Neil (Barb) Carpenter; sisters-in-law, Judy Clevenger, Geraldine Carpenter, Mary Carpenter, Nora Carpenter; great-niece, Marci (Adam) Ritchie, whom she lived with; great-nephews, Shaun Hayes, Jeremy Luyster, Danny Carpenter; and many more nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward M. Carpenter; a sister, Geneva (Virgil) Carpenter; five brothers, Glenn (Myrtle) Miller, Kenneth (Evelou) Miller, Harold (Deveda) Miller, Hubert Miller, Burdette (Marie) Miller; brothers-in-law, Elmer, Irvin and Robert Carpenter; sisters-in-law, Evelyn (Jake) McCleary, Viola (Thomas) Robinson, and Mary Ann (Gene) Davis.

Friends were received April 13 until time of service at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, with Wayne Clark officiating. Burial was in Calais Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at www.bauerturner.com.

Martin Luther “Burky” Burkhart, 87, Wooster, died March 31, 2010 at his home. He was born July 23, 1922 in New Straitsville, a son of the late Leo Sabastion and Hazel Williams Burkhart.

He retired in 1985 from Diebold where he worked in quality control. He was a member of the Moreland United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Lee Hartman Burkhart, whom he married Nov. 14, 1942 in Wellsburg, W.Va.; a daughter, Jackie (Keith) Woodruff; sons, Alton “Tony” (Tammy) Burkhart, Dan (Nancy) Burkhart, all of Wooster; 15 grandchildren, Lori (Dan) Fry, Brad Wood-ruff, Lisa (Bobby) Prewitt, Michelle (Chuck) Beckler, Melissa (Eric) McKnight, Jackie (Rob) Hamilton, Alison Burkhart, Stephanie Sczpan-ski, Todd (Amy) Burkhart, Troy Burkhart, Samantha Burkhart, Niki (Mike) Hutchison, mike (Nicole) Woodruff, Pamela Cook, Bryon Wohlers; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Fern Elizabeth Collett.

Friends were received an hour prior to the Memorial Service on April 6, at the Moreland United Methodist Church, with Rev. Tom Fish officiating. Inurnment was in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.

McIntire, David & Greene Funeral Home, Wooster, assisted the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Moreland United Methodist Church, 138 E. Moreland Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne Co., 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or the Wayne Co. Kidney Center, 389 W. Milltown Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Carmela “Carmen” Jones, 86, 138 Andover Rd., Woodsfield, died April 8, 2010 at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woods-field. She was born June 9, 1923 in Grgar, Nova Gorica, Italy, a daughter of the late Frank and Maria Ana Sirok Miljavec.

She was a former employee at the former L.G.A.M., Woodsfield, and a long time member of the First Baptist Church, Woodsfield. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Surviving are her husband, R.L. Jones, whom she married Dec. 14, 1946 in Italy; a son, Mike (Julie) Jones of Woodsfield; a daughter, Kathy (Mark, Sr.) Truax of Woods-field; a brother, Andrew Miljavec; a sister, Emma Miljavec; three grandchildren, Mark Truax, Jr., Randy Truax, Corey Jones; and three great-grandchildren, Connor Truax, Preston Truax, and Jared Truax.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Michael Miljavec; and a sister, Maria Miljavec.

Friends were received April 11 at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services were held April 12, with Brother Marvin Robbins officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woods-field.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.wattersfuneralhome.com.

Opal L. Smith, 87, Powhatan Point, died April 10, 2010 in Shadyside Care Center. She was born Dec. 22, 1922 in New Martinsville, a daughter of the late Berl and Catherine Lehew Leek.

She was a Protestant by faith, a homemaker, the former president of the Monroe County Genealogical Society, a member of the Historical Society for both Belmont and Monroe counties, and of the DAR.

Surviving are two daughters, Lois Lawhorne of Powhatan Point, Darlene (Richard) Crothers of Clarington; a son, Charles (Barbara) Smith, Jr. of Barnesville; a sister, Edna McGrath of Coltons Point, Md.; six grandchildren, Tammy Deaton, Brian, Brent and Bradely Lawhorne, Christina Thomas, John Crothers; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Smith; a daughter, O’Dessa Boltz; a grandson, Bruce Lawhorne; and a brother, Forrest Leek.

Friends were received April 12, at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funereal Homes and Crematory, Powhatan Point, where services were held April 13. Burial followed in Powhatan Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Monroe County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 641, Woodsfield, OH 43793.

Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.altmeyer.com.

Phoebe Jayn Block Turning, 84, Beallsville, died April 5, 2010 in New Martinsville Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Feb. 16, 1926 in St. Louis, Mo., a daughter of the late Marcel and Elizabeth Gregory Block.

A 40-year resident of New Haven, Conn., she moved to her home on Wilson Lake in 1990. While in New Haven, she had been an assistant buyer for 23 years at the Edward Mally Company. She was a dedicated animal lover, a supporter of the Monroe County Animal Shelter and the Humane Society of America. She enjoyed her garden and watching the many birds that made their homes around Wilson Lake.

Surviving are two brothers, Kennett L. (Patricia) Block of New Martinsville, Duncan G. (Shirley) Block of Baxter, Tenn.; also several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Turning in 1990.

Friends were received April 10 at Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville. Private graveside services were held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe County Dog Pound, 47137 SR 26, Woodsfield, OH 43793 or the Humane Society of Monroe County, 41383 Stonehouse Rd., Woodsfield, OH 43793.

Online condolences may be offered at www.harperfh.net.