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Doris A. Holcomb

Ruth E. King

Arlene E. Stasny

John R. Henson

Francis A. Brewer Jr

Henry A. Del Mul

Donald A. Tuckish

Raymond E. Conley Sr

Donald R. Applebee

Cecil L. Kelly

Donald A. Tuckish



Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
Doris A. Holcomb

June 28, 1928 - August 14, 2014
Services: August 21st, 2014 at 2:30 P. M.

Doris A. Holcomb, age 86, former Ashtabula Co. resident, died Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the Geneva Villages where she has resided the past 15 months.

She was born June 28, 1928 in Andover, the daughter of William & Irene (Snable) Carr and spent much of her adult life in Williamsfield Twp. before moving to Zephyrhills, FL.

She is survived locally by cousins Gladys Hill, Gwendolyn Headley, Emma Orvos and Wilbur Matthews. Her parents and husband, Fredwin “Hokie” Holcomb preceded her in death.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, August 21, 2014, at 2:30 P. M. in Oakdale Cemetery with Steve Arsulic, associate pastor at Eagleville Bible Church officiating. The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 West Jefferson St., Jefferson is honored to serve the Doris A. Holcomb family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Sunday, August 17th, 2014
Ruth E. King

February 7, 1929 - August 15, 2014
Services: August 20th, 2014 at 1:00 P. M.

Ruth E. King, age 85, W. Ashtabula St., Jefferson, died late Friday evening at the Jefferson Healthcare Center where she had been a patient the past six weeks.

She was born February 7, 1929 in Rock Creek, the daughter of Firn R. & Anna C. (Aincham) Bishop and has lived in Rock Creek and Jefferson all of her life. She was married to Charles Herbert King on November 16, 1947 at the Eagleville Congregational Church. Mrs. King worked as an operator for Ohio Bell Telephone Co. for several years.

She formerly attended the Eagleville Congregational Church and currently attended the Jefferson United Methodist Church. She enjoyed sewing and being with her family.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lynette A. & Frank H. Seith of Jefferson and two grandchildren, Trisha L. Seith of Madison Twp. and Jason D. (Mary Beth) Seith of Ravenna. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Herb in 1991.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:00 P. M. with a visitation from 12-1 P. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson. The Rev. Daniel Bilkert of the Jefferson United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are being directed for Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, Inc., 333 Mamaroneck Ave., #492, White Plains, NY 10605, envelopes will also be at the funeral home. Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors have been honored to serve the Ruth King family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
Arlene E. Stasny

June 30, 1927 - August 11, 2014
Services: August 18th, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Arlene E. Stasny, age 87, former resident of Dorset Twp., Denmark Twp. and Jefferson, died unexpectedly Monday morning at her residence in San Antonio, TX.

She was born June 30, 1927 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Arthur & Clara (Scott) Hanson and has lived in the San Antonio, TX area since 1978. Mrs. Stasny’s working career began as a grocery clerk in Jefferson, was secretary for Atty. Ed Ptaszek, owned Joe’s Bar & Package Store and owned and operated Stasny Dry Cleaners, both in Jefferson. After moving to San Antonio she worked in a dry cleaner and did clerical work for a charity organization.

When younger she sang with her sisters at the county fair and other events and was a Girl Scout leader when her daughters were growing up. She crocheted afghans, enjoyed fishing, was a Cleveland Browns fan and liked to play computer games. She loved animals, enjoyed feeding the birds and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her companion of more than 20 years, Art Lovato of San Antonio, three daughters, Christine A. Finney of Jefferson, Carolyn E. (Dean) Bovee of Ashtabula & Joelen M. (Les) Kline of Olathe, KS, seven grandchildren, Linda Finney, Cathy Hughes, Carol Smitherman, Valerie Gabor, Cindy Warren, Ron Ensell & Beth Bond, 14 great-grandchildren, one brother, James (Beverly) Hanson of Denmark Twp. and six sisters, Ruby Hruska-Williams & Agnes Hruska, both of Jefferson, Eleanor (Jim) Shirk of Kingsville Twp., Shirley Smith & Esther (Pete) Jurcenko, both of Florida and Mary (Dana) Dumperth of Jefferson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her former husband, Joseph R. Stasny, brothers, Jack & Donald Hanson and a sister, Anna Moffet.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 A. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson with Alisa Nierzejewski, certified celebrant leading the service. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Sunday from 4-6 P. M. at the funeral home. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and staff have been honored to serve the Arlene Stasny family. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Rd., Kingsville, OH 44048 or to the family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Thursday, August 7th, 2014
John R. Henson

August 17, 1924 - August 6, 2014
Services: August 11th, 2014 at 11:00 A. M.

John R. Henson, age 89, of Brockway Road, Lenox Twp., died Wednesday morning at the Jefferson Healthcare Center. He was born on August 17, 1924 in Hillsboro, Tennessee, the son of Thomas Oscar & Willie Mae (Willis) Henson.

During WWII he served as a Merchant Marine. On November 19, 1949 he married his sweet wife, Annie Belle (Bryant). He worked as a foreman for General Motors in Euclid, and in 1961 he started Henson’s Hideaway Christmas Tree Farm. Every weekend he packed up his wife and two children, Deborah and Jack to head out to work on the farm. In 1979 after 32 years he retired from General Motors.

John was a member of both the Ohio & National Christmas Tree Growers Association. He was active in the Lenox Boosters and was honored as citizen of the year in 1988. He loved bluegrass music and in the summer he would host bluegrass festivals on the tree farm. He enjoyed travelling, playing the organ and writing songs. He was a proud member of Lenox Federated Church and loved to spend time with his family.

His survivors include his two children, Deborah L. (Doug) White of Lenox Twp. and John “Jack” Henson of Lenox Twp.; grandchildren, Katy (Billy) Dreier of Jefferson, Doug (Aimee Lennon) White of Lenox Twp., John, Adam, andZachary Henson of Ashtabula/Lenox Twp.; one great grandson Liam Dreier of Jefferson; sisters, Tomye Sherrill of Brentwood, TN, Annie Oakley of Donaldson, TN, and Sandra Degalleford of Atlanta, GA.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Annie Belle in 2007 and a brother Charles Henson.

John’s family would like to acknowledge the kind and loving staff at the Jefferson Healthcare Center and the Hospice of the Western Reserve for all of their support, patience and love that they have shown John and his family.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 A. M. at the Lenox Christian Fellowship Church, 2610 Lenox- New Lyme Rd., Jefferson, with Pastor Rick Havens officiating. Burial will take place in Lenox Center Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Sunday from 4:00-7:00 P. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 West Jefferson St., Jefferson, and from 10:00-11:00 A. M. prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Happy Hearts, 2505 South Ridge Rd. E., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004 or to Lenox Christian Fellowship Church, 2610 Lenox-New Lyme Rd., Jefferson, Ohio 44047, envelopes will also be available. Condolences and obituary can be found at fleming-billman.com.

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Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
Francis A. Brewer Jr

July 28, 1963 - August 4, 2014
Services: August 7th, 2014 at 13:00

Francis A. Brewer, Jr. 51 of Walnut St. Geneva died Monday (August 4th) at his home. He was born July 28, 1963 in Geneva, Ohio the son of Francis A. and Jeanette (Camp) Brewer, Sr. and has been a lifetime time area resident.

He served in the United States Army from 1982 to 1985. Following his discharge he made his trade as a Plumber for various companies.

He is a member of VFW Post #6846 in Geneva and also a member of the Geneva Eagles. He enjoyed playing pool and spending time with people.

Surviving him are his mother, Jeanette Brewer of Saybrook Township; two children Francis A. Brewer III and Sarah Brewer of Florida; his brother. Andrew (Patricia M. Lewis) Brewer of Rock Creek; a sister, Gail Brewer of Modesto, California; a nephew, Steven, a niece, Jessica and his girlfriend, Cindy Satterfield of Geneva. He was preceded in death by his father, Francis A. Brewer, Sr. in 2012.

Funeral service will be Thursday (August 7th) at 1:00 PM at the Geneva Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 323 South Broadway, Geneva, Ohio. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens in North Kingsville with VFW Post 6846 conducting military rites.

Calling hour is Thursday from 12:00 PM until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the family. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes are honored to service the Francis A. Brewer, Jr. family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com

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Monday, August 4th, 2014
Henry A. Del Mul

August 28, 1929 - August 2, 2014
Services: at No Service

Henry A. Del Mul, age 84, Russell Rd., Cherry Valley Twp., died early Saturday morning at his residence.

He was born August 28, 1929 in Cherry Valley Twp., the son of the late Pete & Maria (DeMarco) Del Mul and has resided in Cherry Valley Twp. all of his life.

Mr. Del Mul married Louise Britton on June 6, 1953 in Andover. They owned and operated Del Mul Dairy Farm.

He is survived by his wife, Louise, two daughters, Amy L. (Mike) Mientus of Metamora, IL & Rita G. (Larry) Woodard of Cherry Valley Twp., six grandchildren, Emily (Miles) Wickersham, Miranda & Lynette Mientus, Joseph Woodard, Lea (Daniel) Woodard-Lehman & Maggie Woodard.

Mr. Del Mul requested no services or calling hours be observed.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Home and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson has been honored to serve the Henry Del Mul family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Monday, August 4th, 2014
Donald A. Tuckish

May 27, 1934 - August 4, 2014
Services: August 6th, 2014 at 2:00 P. M.

Donald A. Tuckish, age 80, native of Carmichaels, PA area and resident of Florida since 1985, died Monday morning at the Jefferson Healthcare Center in Jefferson, where he has been a patient the past seven months.

He was born in Carmichaels, PA on May 27, 1934, the son of Andrew & Eleanor (Phillips) Tuckish. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army National Guard. Mr. Tuckish owned and operated Korner Corp., a custom sheet metal company in Boca Raton, FL before his retirement.

Mr. Tuckish was a member of the American Legion in Boca Raton, FL and enjoyed fishing, boating and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara (Benson) Tuckish of Coral Springs, FL, his best friend and former wife, Dorothy McCombs of Andover, five children, Dawn R. (David) Hill of Andover Twp., Donald A. (Michele) Tuckish, Jr. of Parkland, FL, Deanna M. (Joseph) Dibell of Andover, Dennis J. (Roxanne) Tuckish of Coral Springs, FL & Debra R. (Ron Capitena) Tuckish of Ashtabula, five grandchildren, Brian (Misty) Hill, Gerald (Brooke) Dibell, Jennifer Dibell, Dennis (Holly) Tuckish & Daniel Tuckish and six great-grandchildren, Abigail Dibell, Dennis & Wyatt Tuckish, Austin Hoffman, Dalton Lee Hill & Kinsey Tuckish.

His parents and a grandson, Alvin Lee Hill preceded him in death.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 P. M. at the Greene Co. Memorial Park, 1003 Jefferson Rd., Waynesburg, PA with the Rev. Bruce Judy of the Carmichaels First United Methodist Church officiating. American Legion Post #330 of Waynesburg, PA will offer military honors.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., PO Box 74924, Cleveland, OH 44194-4924. The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson has been honored to serve the Donald Tuckish family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Raymond E. Conley Sr

September 6, 1949 - July 19, 2014
Services: July 29th, 2014 at 12:00

Raymond E. “Shorty” Conley, Sr. died July 19th at his home. He was born September 6, 1949 in Ashtabula the son of Raymond R. and Mary Katherine (Taylor) Conley and has been a lifetime area resident. He was a graduate of Harbor High School.

He had worked at various Auto body shops and was an expert in his file of auto body repair. He was a member of the Ashtabula Eagles and enjoyed woodworking, cars, cooking and he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving him are his two sons, Raymond E. Jr. and Michael A. of Ashtabula; two grandchildren, Melodie and Aiden; three sisters, Christine Crawford of Eastlake, Ohio, Shirley (Walter) Milam of Geneva, Mary Lou “Dodie” (Darren) DiMare of Ashtabula and a brother, William “Cee” Conley of Mentor, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife, Melodie Conley in 1996.

Services will be Tuesday (July 29th) at 12:00 Noon at the Mausoleum at Greenlawn Memory Gardens in North Kingsville with Rev. Kenneth Roberts officiating.

The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 West Prospect Rd. Ashtabula is honored to serve the Raymond Conley family.

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Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Donald R. Applebee

February 26, 1934 - July 24, 2014
Services: July 28th, 2014 at 12:00 P. M.

Donald R. Applebee, age 80, River Glen Dr., Austinburg Twp., died early Thursday morning at the Ashtabula Co. Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Kingsville Twp.

He was born February 26, 1934 in Kelloggsville, the son of William R. & Florence (Rennick) Applebee and has lived in Ashtabula Co. all of his life. He was married to the love of his life Beverly A. Johnson on August 16, 1957 at the First Christian Church in Ashtabula. Mr. Applebee was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force, serving as a flight engineer during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Applebee was a member of IBEW Local 762 where he taught the electrical apprenticeship program more than 20 years. He was the owner of APL Electric, Inc. which was founded in 1986. He retired in 1996 from IBEW Local 673, which included Ashtabula Co. after merger with 762. He was a member of the Jefferson United Methodist Church and also enjoyed going to the Eagleville Bible Church. He was a former member of the First Christian Church where he served as an adult Sunday school teacher and Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Applebee was a member of B. P. O. E. #208, the American Legion Dewey Howlett Post #103, V. F. W. Post #943 and the East Ashtabula Club. He enjoyed his work as a hobby, he loved the Grand River where he spent hours on his pontoon boat and his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly, three children, William L. (Brenda Kurtz) Applebee of Jefferson, Keith A. Applebee of Ashtabula & Cynthia L. (Robert) Bradley of Farmington Hills, MI, six grandchildren, William, Samuel, Jenna, Ryan, Maxwell & Emma, a sister, Marilyn (Joseph) Simak of Kelloggsville, a brother-in-law, Edward Detrick of Conneaut, a sister-in-law, Bonnie Applebee of Kelloggsville, an aunt, Maxine Custead of Kingsville and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings, William and John “Jack” Applebee, Edna Kitchen, Eleanor Leatherman, Ethel Anderson, Elizabeth Sheneman, Lois Detrick & Doris Furmage.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 12:00 P. M. at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula with Eagleville Bible Church associate pastor, Steve Arsulic officiating. Burial will be in Kelloggsville Cemetery. American Legion Dewey Howlett Post #103 will offer military honors.

Calling hours will be held Sunday from 5-8 P. M. and Monday from 10:30 A. M. until the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004 or the Jefferson United Methodist Church Organ Fund, 125 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, OH 44047, envelopes will be at the funeral home. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes have been honored to serve the Donald Applebee family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Cecil L. Kelly

June 19, 1928 - July 23, 2014
Services: July 26th, 2014 at 11:00

Cecil L. Kelly, age 86, of Fern Ave., Ashtabula, died early Wednesday morning at Saybrook Landing. He was born on June 19, 1928 in Ashtabula, the son of Cecil E. & Luella R. (Norcutt) Kelly.

He was a lifelong resident of Ashtabula County. Cecil worked 36 years as a custodian for the Ashtabula Area City Schools until his retirement in 1983. He loved animals, especially bulldogs. He loved to listen to his scanner. He enjoyed hotdogs and dilly bars too.

He is survived by his brother, Roland Kelly of Ashtabula; nephews, J.R. Kelly of St. Pete, FL, Ronald (Marsha) Kelly of Ashtabula, Jeff (Cathy) Carle of Ashtabula, Greg Carle of Uniontown and niece Robin (Neal) Ferrell of Atlanta, GA.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister Natalie Carle.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11:00 A. M. at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 West Prospect Rd., Ashtabula, with Rev. Michael Meranda of Messiah Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will take place in Saybrook Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 10-11:00 A. M. prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Rd., Kingsville, Ohio 44048. The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory are honored to serve the Cecil Kelly family. Guest book and obituary can be found at fleming-billman.com.

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