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.
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
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
Some facts are:
â€¢ 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).
â€¢ 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
â€¢ 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).
â€¢ 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,
â€¢ 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).
â€¢ 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
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.
A Letter from
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
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
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
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
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
Photos by Martha Ackerman
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
by Martha Ackerman
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 dÃ©cor 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
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
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
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
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
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.
has so much to offer,” said Cindy.
Hunters are welcome.
The cabins are just a short drive away from over 20,000 acres of
and 1,000 acres of
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
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
Nestled in the
woodlands of Monroe
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
This bright yellow
forsythia Easter basket can be found at the home of Kiven and
Melissa Smithberger on Andover Road
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 â€˜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
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
Robert R. Radon, 76, Lewisville,
died April 7, 2010 at Southeastern Regional
was born Nov. 13, 1933 in
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
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
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.
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 M. CARPENTER
Juanita Mary “Nene” Carpenter, 85, Miltonsburg,
formerly of Mount Vernon, died
April 9, 2010 at Ohio Valley
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
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 L. BURKHART
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
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
Cemetery in Rittman.
McIntire, David & Greene Funeral Home,
Wooster, assisted the family with
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Church, 138 E. Moreland Rd., Wooster,
or Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne Co., 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster,
or the Wayne Co. Kidney Center, 389 W. Milltown Rd., Wooster,
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
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
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two
brothers, Frank and Michael Miljavec; and a sister, Maria
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
Online condolences may be expressed at
OPAL L. SMITH
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
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
Md.; six grandchildren, Tammy
Deaton, Brian, Brent and Bradely Lawhorne, Christina Thomas,
John Crothers; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces
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,
Online condolences may be extended to the family at
PHOEBE J. TURNING
Phoebe Jayn Block Turning, 84, Beallsville, died April
5, 2010 in New Martinsville Care and
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
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
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.