Assisted Living Coming Soon
Things are going well and the
Center’s Assisted Living
complex will tentatively open in October. According to Patty
Haralson, Marketing Director, the assisted living facility will
have eight one bedroom apartments and six efficiency apartments.
There will be a central living area, a country kitchen, private
dining area, a new beauty shop and laundry facility. The
completion date is expected to be in October 2010.
Photo Courtesy of Allyson Cox
Local Funding May Be Cut
by Taylor Abbott
At 9:30 a.m., Monroe County Commissioners met with resident
Charlie Brooks and Summit
trustee George Hoover concerning local government funding and
what the future holds in 2011.
Commission president John Pyles received a letter with an
attached news article detailing Marietta’s looming $1.8
million shortfall at the end of their 2011 budget. It alludes to
the city’s need to now cut a minimum $1.8 million to remain
solvent. The article proceeds to describe what the entire state
and other entities can expect of their budgets in the future.
In the article Marietta City Auditor David Locke said, “We’re [Marietta] not alone - schools, libraries and
other agencies are bracing for cuts. Word on the street is that
no matter who wins the (gubernatorial) election, local
government shares will soon be cut or gone.”
After reading the article, Pyles said, “Monroe
County, this would be
Commissioner Carl Davis asked about previous funding amounts, at
which time Pyles called County Auditor Pandora Neuhart to
request the figures. The amount of local funding in 2009 was
said, “Whoever goes in as governor is going to be $9 billion in
debt the first day he signs his name as governor. It is a no win
Continuing to discuss the future of area townships and the
villages within them, Hoover said, “It could kill towns like Wilson, Jerusalem, Beallsville -it
could get them all. The townships would have to absorb them and
then the townships, in turn, would not have the money to pay the
The dire situation, according to Hoover
would not only affect Monroe County, but also small towns and counties across the
state of Ohio.
According to Pyles, the board of commissioners plan to contact
Brad Cole of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio and
request that they draft a letter of support to the State. In the
letter, the commissioners are asking that it be made known that
any extreme cuts like the ones discussed will devastate the
budgets of both the townships and the county.
At the end of the discussion, Pyles made a motion to draft a
letter and send it to the State protesting the cut of any local
funding to Monroe County.
The motion was carried, and it will now be decided who within
the state government will be receiving the letter.
Jason Harter, probate officer and computer programmer, met with
commissioners to discuss the county’s newly renovated website.
In prior months, he was asked by commissioners to update the
According to Harter, the new site is very user friendly and
connects virtually all offices and entities of the county via
the website. Icons along the left side of the screen
show each county office, attractions, recreation sites, and
Commissioners were very pleased with the website’s new layout
and commended Harter for the work completed thus far. Noting
that some aspects of the site are still under construction,
Harter said they will be updated as soon as the information is
made available to him. The new site address is
In the afternoon, commissioners held a conference call with an
agent of Innovative Office Solutions, Inc. (IOS). IOS entered
into a contract with the county to supply the furniture to the
new assisted living addition at the Monroe
The products, including installation, was priced at $38,119.016.
Installation of the furniture is set to begin in the fall with
the new facility expected to open shortly thereafter.
Following the meeting, Jobs and Family Services (JFS) director
Jeanette Harter met with commissioners to present a resolution
declaring August 2010 as Child Support Aware-ness Month.
Commissioners accepted the resolution and was passed
According to Harter, the Monroe County Child Support Enforcement
Agency has collected a total of $28,207.20. This was made
possible by accepting cash payments at JFS, and establishing new
child support orders in 124 cases. Additionally, Harter said the
agency has increased child support establishments from 70.77% in
2009 to 81.09% in 2010. at 9 a.m.At the conclusion of the
discussion, Harter requested an executive session regarding
disciplinary action with no action being taken at this time.
Opened; Project Estimates Up
by Taylor Abbott
Officials of the
Ohio Local School District,
Project and Construction Services, Inc. (PCS), and others
gathered at Woodsfield Elementary August 12 for the Beallsville
K-12 school re-bid openings.
According to documents received during the openings, the General
Trades estimate was raised from $5,799,000 to $6,178,000.
Bids for the General Trades were received from the following
• Colaianni $6,055,408
• Grae-Con $6,047,000
• JD & E $6,380,000
Bids for masonry veneer were received from the following
• Colaianni $32,500
• Grae-Con $47,300
• JD & E $45,000
Bids for veneer locations were received from the following
• Colaianni $4,500
• Grae-Con $5,300
• JD & E $3,800
Bids for the plumbing project were then opened with a new
estimate increase from $604,000 to $739,000.
The following companies placed bids for plumbing:
• W. G. Tomko $765,500
• Mongiovi $797,800
• Peterman $750,000
• Grae-Con $780,000
• Pioneer Pipe $841,947
A combination project was also bid out encompassing both the
general trades and plumbing. Two bids were received from the
• Grae-Con $6,675,000
• JD & E $6,995,000
At the conclusion of the openings, Rick Milhoan, PCS, thanked
those in attendance and said a review of all received bids would
be made before any bids are awarded.
Looks real, doesn’t it? A local resident thought so, too, until
his son decided to investigate. “If it looks too good to be
true,” warns Sheriff Charles Black, “it usually isn’t. Photo by
Sheriff Warns Residents
Asks Local Businesses to Update Security Info
A local resident brought a check and accompanying letter to the
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office recently. His elderly father
received the check and letter in the mail and thought he had won
the sweepstakes. The header of the letter reads “Publishers
Sweepstakes Company Inc.”
The accompanying letter told the man he was “the lucky winner of
prize money in the amount of $225,000 USD. The system indicates
that you were selected as a winner for the May 27, 2010
sweepstake draw. All the participants were selected through a
computer ballot system drawn from Readers Digest, mail in
ballot, internet submissions, Mega-bucks and Magazines. This
draw was held and hosted in the
United Kingdom, with participants in the
United States of America,
and The United Kingdom.
“Enclosed is a check for $2,800
payable to you. These funds were forwarded to you from your
winnings, in order to pay for applicable taxes and service fees
in the United States and must be deposited
into your account only after speaking with your claims officer.”
The letter goes on to give a claim number, which you are asked
to keep confidential until the claim has been processed and
funds remitted. It states that this is a security protocol and
gives a toll free number to call.
According to Sheriff Charles Black, after investigation, the
letter and fraudulent check originates from
Canada. He warns, “If it looks
too good to be true, it usually isn’t.” In this case it
definitely isn’t. If the man had deposited the check, Black
noted, the man would have been notified by the bank that it was
a bad check and if he had used the money, the elderly gentleman
would be out an additional $2800.
Black speculated that the man would have been asked for routing
numbers if he had called the toll free number. His account would
probably been depleted.
“In this case, a concerned relative interceded and prevented any
fraudulent activity to take place,” said Black.
Black will forward the information to the FBI which handles
Additionally, Sheriff Black advises local businesses to update
their security system paperwork with the sheriff’s office. He
notes that false alarm calls are causing his office increased
costs and there are safety issues.
“We encourage businesses to have alarm systems and register them
with the sheriff’s office.” He added that if an alarm goes off,
it may take hours to find someone with a key to enter the
business. If the alarm is registered, the dispatcher knows who
The sheriff warns that with Ohio Revised Code 505.511, a fee
for false alarms resulting from malfunction of same commercial
or residential security alarm system can be charged. The fourth
false alarm of that year is $50; fifth, $100; after the fifth,
$150 each call of that year.
Department Prepares For Upcoming Flu Season
The Monroe County Health Department is working to prepare the
county for the upcoming flu season. Robin Groves, Public Health
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator was able to purchase temporal
thermometers, hand sanitizer, tissues and informational posters
for schools. Pictured are Switzerland of Ohio School District
and St. Sylvester’s Central nurses, Noreen Decker and Janet
Indermuhle receiving the supplies from Robin Groves. Supplies
will also be distributed to Monroe
Center, GMN Monroe-based
preschools and Polly’s Preschool. Best practices to prevent the
spread of flu are to cover your cough, wash your hands with soap
and water (use hand sanitizer when not available), get
vaccinated, stay home when you are sick, and distance yourself
from those who are sick. For more information visit the Monroe
County Health Department web site at www.mchealthdept.com.
Recognized Nationally for Implementing Quality Heart Disease and
For its achievement in coronary artery disease, stroke and heart
is being recognized in the current “America’s Best Hospitals” issue of
US News and World Report.
The hospital is being recognized for achievement in using
evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to
patients through The American Heart Association and The American
Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines program.
“Wheeling Hospital is among 815 facilities
nationwide featured in a special advertisement in the magazine
to commemorate our receipt of Get With the Guidelines Silver
Performance Achievement Award. We are proud of our staff and the
quality care it provides our patients,” said Ronald L. Violi,
Hospital chief executive
“Scientific research continually reveals that Get With the
Guidelines works. Patients are getting the right care when they
need it. The result is improved survival rates.”
Get With the Guidelines is a hospital-based quality-improvement
program designed to ensure that hospitals consistently care for
cardiac and stroke patients following the most up-to-date
guidelines and recommendations. The program addresses coronary
artery disease, heart failure and stroke. Currently, more than
1,400 hospitals participate in the program.
“Get With the Guidelines gives our professionals the tools and
reports they need to effectively treat our coronary heart
disease, heart failure and stroke patients,” noted Heidi Porter,
Hospital director of
“Hospitals recognized in each category achieve at least 85
percent compliance to Get With the Guidelines measures. Those
achieving 85 percent compliance for 24 consecutive months
receive the Gold Performance Achievement Award, with the Silver
Performance Achievement Award going to whose with 85 percent
compliance for 12 consecutive months.”
Dr. Lee Schwamm, national chairman of the Get With the
Guidelines steering committee, added, “Health care providers who
use Get With the Guidelines are armed with the latest
evidence-based guidelines and immediate access to clinical
decision support, using a set of tools that have been shown to
improve delivery of evidence-based care. The goal of this
initiative is to improve the quality of life and help reduce
deaths and disability among patients with heart disease and
Schwamm also serves as professor of neurology at
and vice chairman of Neurology at
Around the Burnside
Cherish all the happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old
Wherever love is bestowed it brings in great return.
Almost perfect weather, a good crowd, makes for a successful
carnival. This happened in
and I know it happens in many communities in the county. Yes,
it’s to make some money used to improve things in the community.
I write about the Lewisville activity
because we live almost in the middle of it.
Money aside, the greatest benefit is the community spirit that
is developed. Countless folks pitch in and give of their time,
willing to help where they can. I notice how much of the crowd
is visiting with friends and neighbors in addition to the
activities. This is great as when I was a kid folks sat on their
porches and visited every evening during the summer. Now we have
to stay inside where it’s cool and try to stare down the flat
screen, 42 inch TV. Oh well, I like NCIS.
I appreciate the time and effort all those who made the
Lewisville Carnival a success.
Eat and have fun was the thing of the evening. I understand that
folks gobbled down 308 chickens. Do you realize this is six
hundred and sixteen drumsticks? I’ve often wondered why with all
our technology someone didn’t develop a chicken with four legs.
I like the dark meat. Then again a four-legged chicken would
look rather strange running around.
All festivals and carnivals must have a parade. We had one. I
was offered the job of announcing the parade, a job I hadn’t
done since I retired from announcing Monroe Central football
games. It was fun as Greg Baker and Carl Davis had everything
lined up with the information and it was easy. I did kind of
mess up which I’ll mention later.
At the very first of the parade the Lewisville Firemen planned a
fitting tribute. They took us back some 54 years and recognized
men who were charter members of the department. Their names were
read, most are not with us any more and a tribute and thanks
expressed for what they accomplished.
Two of that group Fred Wittenbrook and John Baker lead the
parade in a convertible owned and driven by Sonny Block. Harry
Smith was also a member of this group but was unable to attend.
Here I goofed; I failed to mention, as they passed by, Sonny
Block furnished and drove the car with those being honored. I
also understand, but do not know the complete details but I
believe Sonny’s father built the first fire engine for the
The fire trucks and parade moved on and all seemed to enjoy. The
kids really got plenty of candy. I think my great-granddaughter
picked up a half bushel of candy. Just what a kid needs. All
said and done, it was fun and an honor to be a part of it.
I read and hear much regarding Master Gardeners. It seems as
though some people are back to raising their own produce. This
is excellent as I experienced green beans and tomatoes a
neighbor brought us. Nothing like something fresh from the
garden. We raised a garden for years. When Esther got tired of
taking care of it, we turned our garden into a lawn.
When I was growing up, no one had a backyard; they had a garden.
As I recall we lived for the most part summer and winter from
things grown in our garden. I guess you might have called us
organic gardeners as we spread a good layer of you know what on
it every year. You can’t get anything moe organic than that.
Sometimes we used our garden produce as a snack. A stalk of
rhubarb, an onion, a tiny potato or whatever else might be
available. Throw in a couple of green apples and you have
yourself a good wholesome snack.
I lived beside a Master Gardener when we lived in Malta. We had a rather large garden
side by side with him. You could tell who was the Master
He was in his garden just about every morning pushing his plow.
I kept telling him he was going to wear out his soil by plowing
so much. He also believed in the signs and would plant nothing
in the wrong sign. I kept telling him I planted in the ground
not on the moon.
One day I came home and proceeded to plant some beans. He and
his wife were doing something outside and I knew I was doing
something wrong. A few days later he suggested I had planted my
beans in the wrong sign. I suggest I didn’t plant them on the
moon. As it turned out, I never saw beans produce as they did.
He never could understand why.
One year I did a little joke. He always said he had the first
ripe tomato. I stopped at a green house and purchased a tomato
plant that had a small tomato on it. I paid a dollar for it
which was a good bit back then. I went out at night, when I knew
he was in bed and set out my tomato plant where he could see it.
He never said much but he said to me once or twice that tomato
plant was really growing. I had the first ripe tomato that year.
Did you know? A bicycle cannot stand alone. It’s two tired.
Don’t forget church Sunday.
In response to the letter from L.A. Davis of Beallsville, I will
say only that our hard-working volunteers do return every call
from messages left on our answering machine. Messages are
checked several times a day. As one of the co-directors of the
Humane Society of Monroe County, I am thrilled that we have a
fabulous group of volunteers. These dedicated people give hours
of their time, and frequently their money, and are doing a
wonderful job of helping as many of the abused and neglected
animals of Monroe County
as possible. Of course, there is never enough time or money to
go around, but these volunteers truly care for the animals and
never complain, just do the job and then as what else needs to
be done. I can’t thank them enough. Often our husbands and wives
and family members roll their eyes when we say “I have to go to
the shelter”, so I also thank them for their understanding. You
are all a great bunch. And yes, we can always use more
I would also like to thank any of you who have ever dropped your
change into the donation cans located in many of our local
retail establishments. Believe me, those pennies and nickels add
up! We have also had some local residents who have taken it upon
themselves to collect money on our behalf. If you have ever
stopped by the shelter and dropped off a bottle of bleach or
laundry detergent or a bag of pet food, I sincerely thank you.
If you have ever purchased a pie or cookies at one of our bake
sales, or donated baked goods, I sincerely thank you. Every
little act of kindness helps these animals get healthy and get
adopted into great homes.
And of course, my everlasting gratitude goes out to the vets and
staff of the Woodsfield Veterinary Service. Their willingness to
see yet another shelter dog or cat on short notice when I know
they are squeezing us into an already full schedule makes our
job a little easier. They, like us, hate to see an animal suffer
any longer than necessary. We depend entirely upon donations and
the money we can raise at functions like bake sales and raffles
to keep our shelter operating. Our vet bill alone last month was
$1600. We spay and neuter every pet we adopt out and we also
have a voucher program through the Woodsfield Veterinary Service
to help county residents with the cost of spaying and neutering
their cats. When we have funds in the account, we also help
people with money towards spaying or neutering their dogs. All
this is to help reduce the number of dogs and cats needing to be
placed in homes.
In a perfect world, we would have a gorgeous shelter, like those
shows on Animal Planet, with heat and air conditioning and water
that never runs out. We would have a veterinarian on staff and
someone who was paid to scoop poop and scrub kennels and make
sure that the light bulbs were changed and the grass was mowed.
We would be able to take in every sad, hungry, abused, sick,
neglected, or abandoned animal. But wait, in a perfect world,
there would be no need for us, would there?
Please join us at our second Adoption Day of the summer on Aug.
21 from noon - 4 p.m.
Sincerely, Cathy Moore
Humane Society of
Janet Stoffel was kind enough to allow the Beacon to publish the
Dear Janet Stoffel,
I enjoyed reading the story of Charles Feiock and the old Red &
White store. My grand-parents lived behind the high school.
Vincent and Sarah (Hayes?) Dillon and my great-grandparents were
Hamilton and Elizabeth Denbow Dillon.
The children of Vincent Dillon were Harry, Erma, Raymond Ci
Dillon and my father Lawrence Dillon. Si Dillon went around
turning the gas street lights on before the year 1938. He also
was in charge of the tobacco house for Ben Butts. They were
related to all of the Denbows. Billy Patton, stone mason. Also
to George Scott and Marie. I think the three young boys in your
picture were the Dillon boys, Lawrence, Si and Harry. On the
right of the picture Jack Scott also lived on
I am an 81-year-old Korean War veteran and the son of Lawrence
Dillon. Thank you for putting the story in the paper. I went in
the store as a little boy.
(The writer notes he is 90 percent sure the following are
pictured in the store photo: Lawrence Dillon, Ci Dillon, Harry
Dillon and Jack Scott)
Richard and Irene Dillon
THOMAS E. PETTIT
Thomas E. Pettit, 80, died Aug. 9, 2010. He was born
Nov. 27, 1929 in Circleville, a son of the late Arthur and
He was a graduate of
High School and the US
Naval Academy, served on the USS Douglas H. Fox. He received an
MBA from The Ohio State University and had a career in sales.
Surviving are his children, Jennie (Tom) Cherry, Susanne
Brackman, David (Rhonda) Pettit; step-children, Kathy (Jeff)
Johnson, Tony Gatten; siblings, Jack (Marilyn) Pettit, Leah
Pettit, Sally Emerine; grandchildren; great-grandchildren;
nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his
wife, Lena Kahrig Pettit; brother, William Pettit.
Friends were received until time of service. A memorial service
to honor Tom was held Aug. 13 at Schoedinger Northeast Chapel,
Sympathy expressions may be made to www.schoedinger.com
Ruby J. Thomas, 82, SR 556, Clarington, formerly of
W.Va., died Aug. 10, 2010 at Wheeling Hospital.
She was born Jan. 16, 1928 in
W.Va., a daughter of the late
William T. and Isabelle Stedams Justice.
She was a member of the First Church of God in New Martinsville.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother
and sister. She loved to grow flowers, bake, sew, and especially
loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband, Berton Earle Thomas, whom she married
on July 24, 1948; a daughter, Debra (John) Antill of Sardis; two
grandchildren, Christy Eikleberry, Tony (Jamie) Delili; five
great-grandchildren, Megan Eikleberry, Brandon Delili, Conner
Delili, Emma Jewels Delili, Chase Delili; two sisters, Dorothy
(David) Hunter of Orlando, Fla., Lorene Bellomy of Fayetteville,
N.C.; two brothers, Vernon (Mabel) Justice of Cleveland, Larry
(Ruth) Justice of Columbia Station; and several nieces and
Friends were received Aug. 13 at Grisell Funeral Home,
Clarington, where funeral services were held Aug. 14, with Rev.
Russ Whitener officiating. Burial followed in
Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com
Lucy E. Mallett, 87, died Aug. 10, 2010 at her home at 334
Sycamore Valley, Miamisburg. She was born
May 16, 1923 in
County near Woodsfield, a
daughter of the late Edward and Clara Paulus Starr.
On March 7, 1948 Lucy married her husband, Franklin, and they
moved from Monroe County
first to Columbus and thence to
the Dayton area where she
spent the last 60 years of her life. She was a devoted Christian
all her life and until her declining health precluded her
participation, she was very active in several United Methodist
Churches, including Medway United Methodist and New
Church. At the time of her
death she was a member of the St. James United Methodist Church
in Miamisburg. She will be
remembered for her many services to the church and her God
including Sunday School teacher, trustee of the church,
membership secretary, president of the United Methodist Women
and many other commissions and committees. Neither did she
neglect her civic duties and served in many ways including
election board representative, school system volunteer and Girl
Scout troop leader. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother
and great-grandmother as well as a friend to all who knew her.
She will be sadly missed.
Surviving are her husband, Franklin of 62 years; 3 daughters,
Bonnie (Joseph) Melhart of Fort Worth, Texas, Beth (Floyd) Baker
of Burke, Va., Belinda Mallett of Springboro; 2 sons, Bruce
(Becky) Mallett of Atlanta, Ga., Brian (Elaine) Mallett of Belle
Meade, N.J.; 13 grandchildren, Kelly Richey, Susan Hudson,
Jennifer Bird, Hollie Hendershot, Lauren Melhart, Benjamin
Mallett, Gregory Mallett, Douglas Mallett, Megan Baker, Ivan Mallett,
Floyd Baker IV, Joshua Baker, Elena Mallett; seven
great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Richey, Ethan Richey, Alexis
Bird, Michael Bird, Andrew Hendershot, Ashley Hender-shot,
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four
brothers, Vernon, Roy,
Ralph, Clarence; and three sisters, Mary Opan Starr, Edith
Dixon, and Helen Starr.
Friends were received Aug. 13 at Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar &
Farley Funeral Home, New Carlisle, where funeral service was
held Aug. 14, with Rev. Deb Holder officiating, Lucy’s pastor.
Burial followed in Medway Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the St. James United
Methodist Church Memorial Fund,
401 Carlwood Dr.,
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.trostelchapman.com
Dorothy Maxine Brown Habermehl
Dorothy Maxine Brown Habermehl, 89,
Grove City, formerly of Clarington, died
Aug. 10, 2010. She was born Nov. 5, 1920 in Martins Ferry, a
daughter of the late George and Mary Brown.
She was a graduate of
School. She moved to California and became the nanny to the former
child movie star “Carolyn Lee”, whom she has always kept in
close touch and has always cared for. She moved to Clarington
and managed M&K before marrying James Habermehl. She and James
were avid supporters of the River
High School, where their son, Jim,
played sports, and Dorothy won “Booster of the Year Award”. She
loved to collect antiques, Avon ornaments, salt and pepper shakers, and family
history. She was known for baking Christmas cookies and could
always be found watching ESPN or CNN (sometimes at the same
time). She attended Immanuel United Church of Christ and was a
member of the Golden Links in Clarington and enjoyed the time
spent and friends made at Hoover House in Grove City. She enjoyed time with her
grandchildren, aimed to please and was kind-hearted.
Surviving are her loving son, Jim (Patty) Habermehl, Jr.; two
grandchildren, Julie (Kris) Camp, Mitch (Eunice) Habermehl; two
great-grandchildren on the way; five sisters, Lu Lopreste of
Warwood, W.Va., Shirley (Joe)
Yanchak, JoAnne Nobile both of
Windsor Heights, W.Va.,
Clara (Dusty) Steele of Lake City, S.C., Barbara Snyder of
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her
husband, James F. Habermehl Sr., in 1995; sisters Elsie Conway,
Evelyn Fishow; brother, Charles Brown.
Friends were received Aug. 14 until time of memorial services at
Immanuel United Church of Christ, Clarington, with Rev. Gardner
Curtis officiating. Inurnment immediately followed in
The Golden Links served a luncheon at the church immediately
after the internment.
Memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy’s memory to River
High School Athletic Boosters,
P.O. Box 37,
Hannibal, OH 43931 or Monroe County
P.O. Box 162.
Arrangements entrusted to Schoedinger Midtown Chapel.
Condolences may be offered at www.schoedinger.com
David E. “Butch” Weddle, 61,
41246 Plainview Rd., Woodsfield, died
Aug. 13, 2010 at the Marymount
He was born Oct. 28, 1948, in
Wheeling, a son of Sara Petty Weddle
Cleveland of Harrod, and the late Samuel Emerson Weddle.
He was a self-employed timber cutter and farmer; a U.S. Army
veteran serving during the Vietnam War; a member of the
Fraternal Order of Eagles, Woodsfield. He enjoyed hunting,
archery, 4-wheeling and the outdoors.
Surviving are his step-father, Floyd Cleveland of Lima; three
daughters, Jennifer Weddle of Woodsfield, Jodi (Joseph) Arnold
of Bedford, Va., Angela Weddle of Woodsfield; a son, David E.
Weddle of Bedford, Va.; three sisters, Marilyn (James) Williams
of Harrod, Beverly (David) Contris of Goldsboro, N.C., Leesa
Robb of Dearborn, Missouri; seven grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews.
Friends were received Aug. 17 at Watters Funeral Home, where
funeral services will be held Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. Inurnment will
be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes
Association, 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, Va. 22311 or to the VFW Post 5303, 112 North Sycamore St., Woodsfield, OH 43793.
DON P. FANKHAUSER
Don Philip Fankhauser, 80, passed peacefully after an
extended illness on Aug. 14, 2010 at his home in
S.C., with his wife, Elinor, by
his side. He was the son of Paul Fankhauser and Jessie Isaly
Fankhauser of Monroe
County. He was born in
Ohio, lived in the D.C. area, and in the Shenandoah
Valley of Virginia before moving to South Carolina in 2009.
He was a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a
degree in forestry and wildlife. He worked for the Fish and
Wildlife Service in Patuxent, MD.
for 19 years. He was a teacher both in public schools and as a
ski instructor. He operated a canoe rental business on the Shenandoah River
for over 25 years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War. He assembled
Nike rockets in White Sands, N.M.; was a charter member of the
Harrisonburg Unitarian Universalist Church and sang in the
choir. He was an avid tennis player, skier, fisherman, loved
games and outdoor activities.
In addition to his loving and caring wife of 49 years, Elinor;
surviving are two sons, Ronald (Asya Lesly), Douglas (Sheila)
Fankhauser of Murrells Inlet; grandchildren, Forrest Allen and
Lucas Philip Fankhauser of Mineral, Calif.
A memorial service will be held in
at a later date.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel was in charge of the
Mary H. Dailey, 84, of Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, died Aug.14, 2010 at Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville. She was born near
Graysville on July 4, 1926, a daughter of the late Walter
Willison and Francis Lowther Willison Ward.
She was a former waitress and cook at various restaurants in
Woodsfield. She was a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ
and enjoyed cooking and baking.
Surviving are two daughters, Sue (James) Hooper of Woodsfield,
Bonnie (John) Giesy of Loudenville; a son, Jerry (Wanda) Dailey
of Pickerington; four grandchildren, Kurt and Todd Hooper, Beth
Evans, Kimberly Dailey; seven great-grandchildren; two
step-grandchildren; a step-great-grandson; and a sister, Donna
Sims of Watertown.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her
husband, Lloyd C. “Foxy” Dailey on Aug. 19, 2009; and a brother,
Friends will be received Aug.18, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at
Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services will be
held Aug. 19, at 11 a.m., with Sam Bartrug officiating. Burial
will follow in the Antioch Cemetery.
Ralph Kinney, 72,
Jerusalem, died Aug. 12, 2010 at his home
after a three-year fight with caner. He was born April 3, 1938
near New Castle,
a son of the late Harry and Mary Zurcher Kinney.
He had previously been employed by General Tele-phone, Hoosier
Engineer-ing and Hinkle-McCoy, but because of his life-long love
of farming, he never retired and he farmed as long as his health
permitted. He attended the Pleasant Ridge United
and was a member of the Rock Hill Presbyterian Church. He was
also a member of the Belmont Grange;
Monroe County 4-H
Committee and he had been a 4-H advisor for many years.
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Miriam Giffin Kinney; four
sons, Bob (Cheryl) Kinney of Summerfield, Cecil Kinney of
Beallsville, Richard (Dyann) Kinney, Brian “BJ” (Nicole) Kinney,
all of Jerusalem; two daughters, Donna (Joe) Baker of Somerton,
Patti Heath of Beallsville; three sisters, Wanda (Bill) Thomas,
Jenny (Arlen) Phillips, both of Apple Creek, Phyllis (Mick)
Phillips of Fushing; 19 grandchildren and 12
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son,
Joe; a grandson, Jonathan; and a brother, Charles.
Friends were received Aug. 15 at Harper Funeral Home,
Beallsville, where funeral services were held Aug. 16, with
Pastor Tina Gallaher and Rusty Atkinson officiating. Burial
Online condolences may be offered at www.harperfh.net.