Recognition of Long Term Membership ~
Monroe Post 87 of the American Legion recently presented plaques
to two of its members in recognition of their long term
membership. Howard Landefeld and Delven Devore have been members
of the local post for 66 and 65 years respectively. From left
are Ed Frank, Adjutant of Post 87, Howard Landefeld, Delven
Devore and Post 87 Commander David Wehr.
Race for Health 5K Run/Walk will be held May 14. The Civil War
event will be held June 11 and 12.
Around the Burnside
Some troubles come from wanting our own way, others come from
being allowed to have it.
When your reputation breaks down, there is no place to go for
Do you know something? The grass in the lawn is growing. This
means getting the old mower out and start pushing it around, if
A neighbor has mowed a couple of lawns already. One of them
twice. I kind of wonder if he’s trying to make me feel bad or
something. If it is, it’s not working. Today, the seventh is the
only day so far I have gotten the idea I should start my riding
mower. This thought didn’t last long as I heard we might be in
for an inch of rain tomorrow. The rain will just start the grass
to growing again so what’s the use? I’ll have all summer to mow.
I didn’t get everything written regarding the tournament so I’ll
bore you with more. You can skip this part if you like.
Prices, one thing for sure, is folks in the big city know how to
charge for something. Our motel and I expect all the others
raise their price when something big is going on in town and
they know they’ll have a crowed.
We have been staying in the same motel for probably over 30
years. We normally stay Wed., Thurs., and Fri. On Wednesday
night the charge is their normal price. On Thursday and Friday
night they tack on another 50 bucks a night. They know all the
rooms will be filled on those nights. I’[m not sure about
Saturday as we never stay over. To top this off they no longer
serve or provide breakfast.
This does not include food to keep you going during the
tournament. At the Schott you can get a hot dog and a large Coke
for just under ten bucks. Needless to say we didn’t eat many hot
dogs or any other food they offered for sale.
To beat the system if you have decent weather you have time
between games to fire up the old grill and have a cook out or
two. This didn’t look too promising this year so we left our
grill at home.
We loaded up on the couple kinds of lunch meat, some baloney,
Doritos, potato chips, cakes and cookies, buns, fruit, ice
chest, a large bag of ice, water, Mountain Dew and we were set
for the tournament. This year was cold so we had to sit in the
car and prepare our food. It’s called an inside do it yourself
In that we didn’t get breakfast at our motel, we went through
the drive through at McDonald’s, which was on our way. I only
bought orange juice as my normal breakfast is a slice of toast
and peanut butter plus orange juice. I remembered I had
purchased some honey buns and one of them would satisfy me. One
problem. The honey buns were left in the car over night and as a
result they were very cold by breakfast time. My son came up
with a brilliant idea. We normally allowed a period when we run
the heater to keep us warm. He suggested we put the honey buns
on the dash of the car and have the heater blow heat on the
windshield. Know something? It worked. The honey buns didn’t get
hot but they did warm up and we didn’t have to eat an old cold
honey bun for breakfast. We did load up on a large pizza after
we got back to the motel on Friday night.
I suppose if you got some paper and sat down and figured out
what you paid for the inside picnic the total cost might be
close to what you would have paid to eat at the Schott. Wouldn't
be nearly as much fun though.
A reader left me a little thing about our year 2011. When you
think about it there are four unusual dates this year: 1-1-11,
1-11-11, 11-1-11 and 11-11-11. You might say this is the year of
Another thing someone who likes math figured out is rather
interesting. Take the last two digits of the year you were born
add to this your age in 2011 even if your birthday has not
arrived as yet. The answer will be 111 regardless of when you
were born or how old you are. Kind of spookie ain’t it?
You know medicine has come a long way. Our son had a hernia
operation after we came back from the tournament. I think it was
caused from swinging a golf club too hard and too often.
He had to be at the hospital by 6:15 a.m. and they took him
right in. He said it would not be very long. It wasn’t. It
didn’t seem we had to wait very long until we had talked to the
doctor and could go back to where he stayed. After a while they
discharged him and we were back in his home in Caldwell by 11 a.m. Almost unbelievable to be
over that quickly. Everything worked out OK and he’s back trying
to swinging a golf club kind of easy like.
Wouldn’t it be fun if we could get old a little later and wise a
Easter is more than just hunting eggs.
Our Readers Write
Well, what did you think of the “Easter Egg Hunt” at the Know
Show Sunday April 3?
Our granddaughter is 4 1/2 years old and she was having fun, as
she had a bunny bucket which she filled at least 3/4 full.
She was so happy that she got that many eggs, but the real
disappointment came when she had to give up the eggs that she
found. Yes, she had to give up the eggs she found for a bag of
miscellaneous merchandise, but she really wanted the eggs.
The question is: Isn’t an “Easter Egg Hunt’ suppose to be for
collecting eggs, and to keep what you find? I’m sure there was a
lot of other little kids disappointed also. Our granddaughter
Bob Piatt and Pat Heath
Members of Duffy VFW Post 9930 and its
auxiliary were on hand March 31 to welcome
Army National Guard Reservist SPC Justin R. Kurtzman home from a
one-year tour of duty in
Afghanistan. Justin is shown
with his mother
Dawn and Post members.
Local Soldier Comes Home
By Martha Ackerman
Homecomings are joyful times. The pure excitement is
exhilarating. It’s the going away that is stressful and
sometimes heartbreaking especially when it’s a soldier deployed
into a hostile environment. Those soldiers leave family and
friends for what seems like an eternity to those waiting at
home. These men and women do it because that is their job. They
are the reason this country is the land of the free.
Justin Kurtzman of
is one of those soldiers. As an Army Reservist, he was deployed
in Afghanistan a
year ago. On March 31st his plane landed at
It was a joyful reunion for Kurtzman and 29 other members of his
Army National Guard unit.
“On March 31, 2011, a year to the day of deployment, a local
hero came home to Sardis,” said Dawn
Kurtzman, Justin’s mother. “My son, Army National Guard SPC
Justin R. Kurtzman, was welcomed home to a few surprises.”
Dawn had T-shirts made with ‘Welcome Home Army National Guard
Justin Kurtzman’ in red letters with blue stars and on the back
‘Our Hometown Hero’ in blue letters with red stars. On the back
of Dawn’s shirt it said ‘Mom,’ on Jonnie’s shirt, ‘Brother’ and
on his grandmother’s shirt ‘Mammal.’ Justin had quite a group
there to welcome him home.
"The excitement really didn't hit me until I saw my family out
there," said Spc. Jason Kurtzman of Sardis,
a 1984 graduate of
River High School.
Linda Schmidt, fifth grade teacher at Sardis Elementary and
friend of Dawn Kurtzman, thought it might be a good opportunity
to welcome a hometown boy home and bring a little patriotism to
her classroom and community. Schmidt spoke with other teachers,
the idea mushroomed and other classes began making signs. The
original plan was for the students to stand along the highway as
Justin came home but with the later flight and the ceremony
after the arrival it made that part of the plan undoable because
school would have been dismissed by the time the soldier arrived
Justin’s mother had contacted a local TV station which sent a
crew to the airport. Justin’s homecoming made the news. As
Justin and his family drove home, Justin was overwhelmed with
the many signs posted along the route and at his home. Students
, as well as Hannibal Elementary, made many welcoming signs to
brighten the homecoming of this young soldier. With flags
waiving and salutes, members of Duffy VFW Post 9930 and its
women’s auxiliary greeted him at the Kurtzman home.
“When I joined the Army National Guard, I didn’t need to, I
wanted to,” said Justin. “At the time I had just stopped going
to college because, atthat point, I still had no clue what I
wanted to do. Having graduated from River High School
in 2004, and then attending college, there wasn’t even a gray
area of what I thought I wanted as a career choice. So I started
to think of my grandfather Richard Vargo. My grandfather had
made a significant impact on my life and my personality so I
asked myself, ‘Why not just follow in his footsteps and do
something for this great country we call the USA?’ When I joined, it was
everything I expected. I already thought of myself as
disciplined and honorable but now I would have something to
really show for it.
“In November 2009 I was told that my unit was about to mobilize
for a deployment to
The catch was that they were only taking 30 soldiers from my
unit. You can bet that I was one of the first to raise my hand
saying, ‘Pick me! Pick me!’ The 30 of us went through some
training at Fort Hood,
Texas. The training was fine but I was
more anxious just to get there.
“Life on deployment can be stressful. It’s all a matter of how
you take it. For me being optimistic at just about everything
really helped for the long haul. As I like to say, ‘head down,
chin up.’ Day in and day out not seeing family or loved ones,
not being able to enjoy the ‘finer’ things in life, is to be
expected. There were times that I could say I missed home but it
was easier not to think about it so much and concentrate on my
"We all got along pretty good, I think a lot more than other
companies because we are laid back, but we know how to do our
jobs and we get it done as best as we can," said the Army
“As a Signal Support Systems Specialist or ‘commo guy’ if you
will, I was able to help my MEDEVAC company rescue over 800
patients in our area of operations in Afghanistan.
Though not in a combat arms military occupational specialty or
MOS, we saved the lives of many of our fine soldiers and gave
them the chance to yet again see their loved ones and continue
to enjoy their lives. It didn’t always go that way, though.
“Personally, I didn’t see what happened when things didn’t go as
planned or when an American life had been taken. But you could
feel it. It can be read on every face of everyone around you.
When attending a Hero Ceremony (when an American life has been
taken), the feeling can’t be described when seeing off the
soldiers in the proper send off. All I felt was anger.
“Through the year, it is easier not to count the days. When our
time was up and our replacements had arrived, the feeling was
surreal. Just the idea of going home didn’t seem real. The long
journey in between leaving Afghanistan and
home didn’t seem real. The moment that it hit me, when I knew I
was home, was when I saw my mother, my brother, Grandma and Pap
Dick and the best friends anybody could have waiting for me as
we stepped off the airplane. On the drive home all I saw were
signs of appreciation from local grade schools thanking me. It
is for them, our children, our future generation and leaders
that I say is the reasoning behind why we do what we do.
“Through it all, deployments can be difficult and stressful, not
just for the soldiers themselves, but for everybody here that
loves them. It is not the best of times in one’s life, but it is
seen as necessary in the soldiers’ eyes. I would do it again in
a heartbeat without thinking about it, for you, for my friends
and family and for any American. After all, this is THE greatest
country in the world.”
And from a mother’s prospective … “I get asked all the time how
do you deal with this being a mom with your son in Afghanistan,” said Dawn. “My only
answer is that I, as a mom, have to be strong, believe in my son
knowing he loves what he does. It makes it easier for me knowing
he does not regret his decision to join the Guard. Plus, I don’t
want him to worry about me while he is overseas.
“A few months after Justin left, I got a call at home on a
Saturday from the Family Readiness Program from Williamstown
asking me if I had seen the news that morning. I was told that
Justin’s unit was attacked, nobody was hurt but several
insurgents had gotten hold of Army uniforms; some had suicide
vests on and were attempting to get in the unit’s compound. Once
they figured out they were not American soldiers, the unit took
the appropriate action. Just hearing the lady on the phone, I
had to call back after I calmed down. They had said that had the
insurgents’ plan gone through this could have been a major
catastrophe. I kept telling myself before this that he isn’t in
a dangerous place, not in the line of fire. Well, that thought
process didn’t last. I pulled myself together and told myself
it’s dangerous everywhere over there and prayed a lot to God and
asked family and friends to help me get through this. It was
hard but you have to take it day-by-day. That only means his
return gets closer as each day goes by. You can’t dwell on the
bad. Take from it and turn it to the good.”
The Kurtzman family appreciates all the preparation that went
into Justin’s homecoming. The signs made by the
and Hannibal Elementary students, the well wishes were all
“Dian Christman, whose son and daughter attend Woodsfield
Elementary, organized the making of three big red banners
welcoming Justin home. “I asked her why she did that,” said
Dawn, “and her answer was as a mother-to-mother, these kids need
to know just what goes on in the world today, and let them know
there is a war and our soldiers are fighting for our freedom.
And they need to learn about pride, patriotism and what our
soldiers do for them on a daily basis.”
Dee Vargo, Dawn’s sister-in-law and Justin’s aunt, got the
Hannibal Elementary students involved in the homecoming. “After
all is said and done, I was really happy to have close family
and friends to help celebrate,” said Dawn. “This grew into
something amazing and bigger than I could have ever imagined and
we’re very happy with the end result.”
“The main reason I went through all of this was to have people
experience the joy of a loved one coming home,” said Dawn. “I
get blank stares at times and people wonder why all the fuss. If
you don’t have a loved one in the military, some people just
don’t understand, so I felt the need to share my experience with
everyone and hope they now understand why I did what I did. We
have been in this war for 10 years and I think a lot of
Americans have forgotten the patriotism and the pride of being
in America and what our soldiers are
doing for this country. You may not agree with us being over
there but we, as Americans, MUST support the men and women in
our armed forces.
“Justin and I went to Woodsfield Elementary April 6 to pick up
my niece and nephew, Alexis and Christian Vargo. Christian asked
if Justin would wear his uniform and he did. I think at first
Justin did not give much thought to why he would ask him to do
this but while standing in the hall, with kids passing by and
stopping to shake his hand, saying thank you and one boy even
saluted Justin, he began to understand. I was amazed at the
excitement that shone on the kids’ faces. I know they knew it
was Justin and understood what he was to them; a soldier was in
Justin looked at me and said, ‘Mom, I get it now.’ These kids
have not experienced the patriotism and the pride in the
. Mrs. Wiggins’ class sang ‘You’re a Grand Old Flag’ and later
another group of kids sang the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ while
standing with their hands over their hearts. This was amazing
and I wish everyone could have seen it.
“As a mom, I am blessed to have two wonderful sons of whom I am
very proud. I could not ask for anything more but to have both
my sons in my life and to have Justin and Jonnie close as
brothers can and should be. As they say, ‘brotherly love.’
Thanks to all who helped celebrate and who were there for me and
my family. I love you all,” concluded Dawn.
Rodney Brown of Clarington is shown at the monitoring station of
Ormet’s Rectifier Control Room. The rectifier station is
responsible for converting AC power to DC power for use in the
potlines. It is manned 24/7. “It’s the heart and the brain of
the plant,” said Mike Griffin, vice-president in charge of
Photos by Martha Ackerman
The yellow piece of machinery at the top right of this photo
shows the new bridge jack machine. “We use it to raise the
electrical buss to a higher level to account for carbon
consumption in the pot,” said Griffin. “This new design provides a much
safer method of completing the task as compared to the previous
“It’s different than it was for a lot of years” (Part 1)
Find Part 2 in next week’s Beacon
by Martha Ackerman
“It’s different than it was for a lot of years. Everybody is
working together very well here. We’ve got a great group of
people,” said Mike Griffin, vice-president of operations at
facility. “We did the
restart of two potlines, one right around Christmas time, the
other the end of January and early into February. It was a very
fast restart, very safe. The potlines are running very good even
this short of a time out of the restart. We’re very happy with
how everything went.”
Ormet brought in approximately 150 people with new positions
filled with about 60 employees who were on lay off status, the
remainder were new hires. “It’s a good group that came in and
they’re working out very well,” continued Griffin. The Hannibal facility
currently has a workforce around 1,025. “It’s a large group.”
Why we are doing so well here? “It’s the electricity contract
and the people we have working here. It’s 100 percent it. In my
mind those are the primary things,” said
The Ormet facility produces pure primary aluminum. The aluminum
produced there goes into industries such as transportation which
you see in truck bodies, vehicle parts, aluminum wheels and
trailers. According to Griffin, there is a big switch to aluminum in
transportation because of the light weight of aluminum, which
allows the trailers to carry more cargo; packaging and building
and construction are sectors for aluminum usage. Other
manufacturers melt the aluminum to produce aluminum frames for
doors and windows, as well as architectural products for
buildings. Another major use of Ormet aluminum is in packaging
such as aluminum cans, foil type applications and anything else
along those lines.
One of the interesting things about aluminum is it is actually a
very a green product, noted the vice-president. Recycling
aluminum only takes five percent of the energy in the original
manufacture of aluminum. The Aluminum Association reported that
70 percent of all aluminum ever made is in use right now
somewhere in the world. Aluminum doesn’t corrode or rust away
like steel. Through its life cycle, aluminum is a very green
product, added Griffin. The smelting
facility like Ormet, with only about ten left running in the U.S., is not as green as some
manufacturing plants because this type of smelting facility uses
a lot of electricity, lots of raw materials and carbon. “But
look at the whole value stream of the process, and you can see
the benefits” said Griffin. “For example, aluminum is used in
automobiles to lighten the cars so they get better gas mileage
and lower emissions.
“We think this is going to be expanding over time,” said Griffin. “The market looks very strong years
out. The10 year forecast is very good for aluminum with the
market driven by demand in Brazil, China, Russia
with their growing markets.”
explained, in the U.S. 40 pounds of aluminum is used by the
average American in a year. As the standard of living goes up in
developing countries such as Russia, India,
China and Brazil, the need
for more aluminum is expected to rise. They want cars, washing
machines and all the things we have. They have aluminum plants
but as the standard of living goes up, more residential
electricity is needed. These countries have aluminum plants but
countries like China have grown so fast but they
only have so much electricity available. They want it in their
houses before they want it in manufacturing. Electricity is the
key to making aluminum. These developing countries simply don’t
have energy at reasonable costs. They have a lot of coal,
natural gas and other resources to make electricity. Aluminum is
an easy way to export their electricity. Developing countries
put their excess energy into producing aluminum. They can’t
export electricity but it allows these countries to build power
plants and sell the electricity which they export in the form of
aluminum. As their standard of living grows, it brings an
increased demand for electricity internally, which makes energy
for making aluminum more costly.
ANITA L. STEPHENS
Anita Lynn Stephens, 49, Woodsfield, died April 3, 2011
at Barnesville Hospital.
She was born Feb. 28, 1962 in Cambridge,
a daughter of Nina McCune Leasure of
and Bobbi Leasure of Woodsfield.
In addition to her parents, surviving are her husband, Randy Joe
Stephens of Woodsfield; two daughters, Jennifer (Tony Cable)
Stephens of Caldwell, Jodie (Erin Delong) Stephens of
Woodsfield; a grandson, Charles (C.J.) Delong; three sisters,
Bobbi Smith of Summerfield, Shelly (Rick) Stephens of
Woodsfield, Chrissy (Shaun) Thompson of Caldwell; three
brothers, Fred (Carol) Leasure of Carlisle, Jeff Leasure of
Lewisville, Charles McCune of South Olive; and several nieces
Friends were received April 5 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home,
Woodsfield, where funeral services were held April 6, at 1 p.m.,
with Don Thompson officiating. Burial will be at the convenience
of the family.
Condolences may be expressed at:www.bauerturner.com
Joan Thomas, 76,
Marietta, died April 4, 2011 at her
residence. She was born Aug. 19, 1934 in Stafford, a daughter of of the Hubert and Maude Leasure
She was a graduate of
High School. She had
attended Souls Harbor Baptist
Church. She enjoyed
crocheting, scrapbooking and researching family trees.
Surviving are four daughters, Charlene (Herby) Dalrymple of
Lewisville, Connie (Chuck) Schultheisz of Marietta, Terrie “Sis”
(Robbie) Coombs of Cutler, Sherrie (Terry) Foster of Marietta; a
son, Ed “Bub” (Regina) Moore of Beverly; several grandchildren
and great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; her
special friend, Kay Thomas of Newport; two brothers, Buster
(Mary) Brown, Don (Susie) Brown, all of Marietta and her dog,
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two
brothers, Denny and Rick Brown; a grandson, Jason Schultheisz.
Friends were received April 6 at Marietta Chapel of Cawley &
Peoples Funeral Home, where funeral services were held April 7,
with Robert Hughes officiating. Burial was in
Condolences may be offered at:www.cawleyandpeoples.com
DOTTIE L. REIP
Dottie L. Reip, 72,
Mansfield, died April 9, 2011 at
MedCentral Mansfield. She was born Sept. 24, 1938 in Glouster, a
daughter of the late Ralph L. and Juanita McNutt Jacobs.
She was a graduate of Woodsfield High School in 1956 and attended Mansfield Business
College and graduated with
honors. She worked as an STNA at Kingston of Ashland where she
retired from after 10 years. She enjoyed reading westerns and
would crochet as a hobby. She also loved to be around flowers,
although she never had any luck growing them. She loved spending
time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Surviving are a daughter, Juanita Kline of
Fairborn; two sons, Ted and Brian Reip of
Mansfield; three grandchildren, David Reip, Clarrisa
Reip, Durinda Reip; two sisters, Mary (Walt) Matz, Ann (Gary)
Finley, both of Ashland; a brother, Timothy Jacobs of Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her
first husband, Ollie Tackett; second husband, Byrne W. Reip on
Feb.4, 1980, whom she married Dec. 22, 1962; and a brother,
There were no calling hours. or services. Burial will be held in Frametown, W.Va.,
at a later date.
Wappner Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Online guest registry at: www.wappner.com
EDNA E. HIGHMAN
Edna Elizabeth Highman, 91, Woodsfield, died April 6,
2011 at the Woodsfield Nursing &
She was born April 27, 1919 in Woodsfield, a daughter of the
late Franklin Soloman and Maggie Jane Kirkbride Hoover.
Surviving are two daughters, Norma (Ron) Schnegg of Clarington,
Susan (Melvin) Truax of St. Marys, W.Va.; six grandchildren,
Doug (Darla) Schnegg of Hannibal, Sherrie (Michael) McGinnis of
Beallsville, Brian (Jennifer) Schnegg of Clarington, Lisa (Og)
Matz of Woodsfield, Kristy (Steve) Beisel of Clarington, Travis
Truax of St. Marys; nine great-grandchildren, Stephen McGinnis,
Zachary and Meagan Schnegg, Autumn, Taylor and Gabrielle Beisel,
Jessica Schnegg and McKenna and Gavin Matz.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her
husband, Glenn L. Highman in 1978; grandsons, Bruce Schnegg,
John Truax, Todd Truax; brothers, Clyde, Harry and Steward Hoover; and three sisters, Stella
Tidd, Gail Saffle and Hazel Egger.
Friends were received April 10 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home,
Woodsfield, with Keith Jones officiating. Burial was in
Condolences may be expressed at: www.bauerturner.com
BONNIE J. SHOOP
Bonnie Jean Day Shoop, 84, Granite
Falls, N.C., formerly of Noble
County, died April 8, 2011 at the Palliative Care
Center and Hospice, Newton, N.C.
She was born March 10, 1927 at Stafford,
a daughter of the late Harry and Victoria Clift Day.
She was a homemaker; a former nutritionist at the
Columbus; a former cook at the Sandwich Shoppe,
Caldwell and a companion to several when she lived in Florida. She was also a member of the Macksburg United Methodist
Church, where she served
as a trustee for many years.
Surviving are a daughter, Kathy (Greg) Good of Granite Falls and
a nephew, Curtis (Pam) Howell.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her
husband, Robert J. Shoop; a sister, Delores Kathleen Howell and
a granddaughter, Emily Jean Good.
Memorial services will be held April 13, at 7 p.m. at Watters
Funeral Home, Woodsfield, with Rev. Richard Wilson officiating.
Inurnment will be held at the Stafford Cemetery at the convenience of the
GUSSIE O. MCELFRESH
Gussie O. McElfresh, 98,
1262 Ironwood Dr., Columbus,
died April 7, 2001 at
Hospital. She was born May
10, 1912 near
Valley, a daughter of the
late Thomas R. and Icalena Cree Hines.
She was a member of the
During her lifetime she worshiped with the congregations at
Hines Chapel, Fishinger & Kenny Rds. & Central in
Haines City, Fla.
She was a graduate of Stafford High School and Marietta Business
College. She and her
husband, the late Floyd McElfresh, spent their 65 years of
married life on the farm where she was born. For the past 12+
years she has lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Lorna and
Denver. Her hobbies were family,
gardening, picking berries, quilting and the love of farm
animals. She was a great cook and could make the best berry
Surviving are a daughter, Lorna (Denver)
Ward; seven grandchildren, Peggy (Greg) Tidwell, Penny (Mark)
Dougan, Patty (Ron) Spangler, Keith (Karen) Ward, Teresa (Roger)
Stark, Karen (Larry) Irwinsky, Marcia Beemer; 14
great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; seven
step-great-great-grandchildren; and many friends including Jim
and Jinny Campbell.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her
husband, Floyd; daughter, Glenda Fay Hendershot; an infant son,
Allen; sister, Velma Hines and brother, Brada Hines.
Friends were received April 11 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home,
Woodsfield, with Minister Greg Tidwell officiating. Burial
followed in Hines
near Sycamore Valley.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.bauerturner.com
Karl J. Reischman, 71,
City, passed away April 2,
2011. He was born Sept. 3, 1939 in Miltonsburg, a son of the
late Francis Reisch-man and Hazel Brummell Reischman.
He was a fuel truck driver with Green Valley Co-op retiring
after 33 years of service; he attended the
Church; a faithful member
of the Quaker City Coffee Club and served his country in the US
Surviving are his wife, Linda Grandi Reischman; daughters,
Sherri Reischman of Barnesville, Shaun (Cary) Leach of
Jerusalem; step-sons, Charles E. (Chip) (Lori) Jones II of
Kapolei, Hawaii, Kevin (Linda) Jones of Cambridge; 14
grandchildren; an uncle, Vernon (Eddy) Reischman of Woodsfield;
his extended family includes John and Diane Blattler of
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a
sister, Agnes Burkhart.
Friends were received April 3 at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home,
Barnesville, where services were held April 4, with Minister
Rusty Atkinson officiating. Burial was in
Memorial contributions may be made to the Quaker City Volunteer
Fire Department or the Somerton Park.
JOHN W. LUMBATIS
John W. Lumbatis, 68, Lewisville,
passed away April 12, 2011 at
Arrangements are incomplete at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home,