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Robert Y. Cornell

Elizabeth L. Meaney

Deborah S. Baker

Lee D. Booth III

Jason J. Peairs

Betty L. Ebersole

Grady C. Estep

Michael P. Chandell

Isabel Rose King

James L. Weidig

Micharl C. Spahr, Sr.

Ina Mae Welser

Luisa E. Santiago

Paul V. Moisio

Jerry I. Baker

Mary C. Sholtis



Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Robert Y. Cornell

October 6, 1950 - September 26, 2014
Services: October 3rd, 2014 at 11:00

Robert Y. “Bob” Cornell, age 63, W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, died unexpectedly Friday morning, September 26th, in Wayne, New Jersey while being on his job out of town.

He was born October 6, 1950 in Ashtabula, the son of the late Robert J. & Donna M. (Durst) Cornell and has been a Jefferson resident all of his life. Bob was a 1969 graduate of Jefferson Area High School. On June 23, 1973 he married Nancy E. Heidecker at the Jefferson United Methodist Church. Bob was a drywall finisher and has worked with Fortney-Weygandt, Inc., out of N. Olmsted the past 25 years.

Bob was a member of the former Jefferson Jaycee’s. He served with the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Dept. for more than 35 years and has served as Assistant Chief. He received the Fireman of the Year Award in 1984. Bob was very active with the Masonic order. He was a member of Tuscan Lodge #342 F. & A. M. where he served as Past Master, Relief Lodge #284 and was District Education Officer for the 25th Masonic District, he was Past High Priest for Jefferson Chapter #141 RAM, Past District Deputy Grand High Priest of the 20th Capitular Distirct, and was the Grand Aide of the Grand High Priest of Ohio, he was Past Illustrious Master of Conneaut Council #40 RAM, he was Past Commander of Columbian Commandry #52, was a Knight of York Cross of Honor and was a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Cleveland.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy, three children, Robert Y. (Courtney Duzyk) Cornell, Jr. of Pittsburgh, PA, Heidi E. (Jason Moore) Cornell of Ft. Collins, CO & Roger A. (Tiffany) Cornell of Fairview Park, three grandchildren, Sienna & Ethan Moore and Kailyn Cornell, a sister, Dona M. (Charles) Borsukoff of Jefferson, two brothers, Garth F. (Sherry) Cornell of Ashtabula & James E. (Joyce) Cornell of Dorset Twp.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A. M. Friday at the Jefferson United Methodist Church, 125 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with the Rev. Fred Grimm of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and retired Methodist pastor, the Rev. Ron Mowry officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 1-3 & 6-8 P. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, where both the Masonic Order and the Fire Department will be standing honor guard. Both a Masonic service and a Fireman’s service will be held at the end of calling hours. The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Jefferson Firefighters Assoc., 96 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, OH 44047, envelopes will also be a the funeral home. Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors have been honored to serve the Robert Cornell family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Elizabeth L. Meaney

March 29, 1929 - September 29, 2014
Services: October 2nd, 2014 at 11:00 A. M.

Elizabeth L. “Betty” (Hassett) Meaney, age 85, Jefferson Rd., Plymouth Twp., died unexpectedly Monday at her residence.

She was born March 29, 1929 in Conneaut the daughter of John & Winnifred (Hammond) Hassett and has been an Ashtabula Co. resident all of her life. She was married to Gerald W. Meaney on May 6, 1950 at Mother of Sorrows Church.

Mrs. Meaney was a member of St. Joseph Calasanctius Church. Her pastimes include sewing, flower gardening, baking, doing puzzles, feeding the birds, eating ice cream and she loved her dog “Tuffy” and her first boxer, “Jenny” and a dog, "Snuggles" that became very warm to her heart.

Survivors include six children, Rebecca A. (Robert) Mitek of Dallas, GA, Gerald W. (Elizabeth) Meaney, Jr. of Plymouth Twp., Michelle M. (John) Moore of Jefferson, Victor M. (Judith) Meaney of Harpersfield Twp., Elizabeth A. Meaney of Willoughby & Lisa A. Meaney of Kalispell, MT, 11 grandchildren, David, Bradley, Mindy, Joseph Daniel, Gregory, Ashley, Angela, Michelle, Kaylee & Jessa, nine great-grandchildren, Parker, Ethan, Morgan, Aiden, Owen, Gavin, Noah, Alyssa & Alexis, two brothers, Joseph P. (Joy) Hassett of Ashtabula & James Hassett of Kingsville and two sisters, Mary “Bunny” (James) Zigmont of Ashtabula & Norma Wreesman of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Gerald in 1998 and five siblings, Patricia, Sharon, Jack, Thomas & Michael.

The funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11:00 A. M. at St. Joseph Calasanctius Church, 32 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with the Rev. Fr. Philip Miller officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 10-11 A. M. at the church prior to the mass. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family, envelopes will be at the church. The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson has been honored to serve the Elizabeth Meaney family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Friday, September 26th, 2014
Deborah S. Baker

July 5, 1956 - September 24, 2014
Services: at Private

Deborah S. Baker, age 58, W. Beech St., Jefferson, died Wednesday, September 24th at the Ashtabula Co. Medical Center following an extended illness.

She was born July 5, 1956 in Cleveland, the daughter of Leonard & Phyllis (Carpenter) Baker and has lived in this area since 1984, coming from Cleveland. Ms. Baker has worked as a cook in area restaurants, the last being The Filing Station in Jefferson.

She was proud to be an organ donor, she enjoyed cooking, watching her drama television shows and having family time.

Deborah is survived by three children, Ricky L. Baker of Jefferson, Tanya R. (Matthew) Young of Andover & Thomas R. (Rose) Durkin of Willoughby, five grandchildren, Bryan, Jamie, Austin, Alyssa & Anthony, a great-grandson, Carter, her companion of 11 years, Jerry Richardson of Jefferson, five sisters, Sherry Davis of Jefferson, Ashley & Ericka Baker, both of Conneaut & Melody Jackson of Cleveland and a brother, Rick Baker of Cleveland.

Her parents, a brother Gregory Baker and a sister, Jessica Baker all preceded her in death.

No public calling hours or services will be held at this time. The family will hold a private gathering at their convenience.

The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson has privileged to serve the Deborah Baker family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
Lee D. Booth III

December 15, 1984 - September 21, 2014
Services: September 26th, 2014 at 19:00

Lee Donald Booth III, 29 of South River Rd. Harpersfield Twp. died Sunday (Sept. 21st ) at University Hospitals Geneva Medical Center. He was born December 15, 1984 in Painesville, Ohio the son of Lee D. and Elizabeth (Huffman) Booth, Jr. and has been a lifetime area resident.

He had worked construction for Home Depot. He enjoyed fishing, 4-wheeling, shooting his Bow, and cooking. He was always bring stray animals home but most of all he loved spending time with his children.

Surviving him are his mother, Elizabeth Booth of Harpersfield; his father, Lee D. Booth, Jr. of Geneva; his companion, Jennifer Liddy of Geneva; his three children, Dezaree Nicole Booth, Kaylee Alexis Booth and Hunter Ridge Booth all of Geneva; his maternal grandmother, Shirley Huffman of Madison, paternal grandfather, Lee D. Booth, Sr. of Texas and also by several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Franklin Huffman and paternal grandmother, Darlene Licate.

A memorial service will be Friday (Sept. 26th) at 7:00 PM at the Geneva Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 323 South Broadway, Geneva with Rev. Donna Maruschak of the Madison Park United Methodist Church officiating.

Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the family, % Elizabeth Booth. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes are honored to serve the Lee D. Booth III family.

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Monday, September 22nd, 2014
Jason J. Peairs

May 14, 1985 - September 20, 2014
Services: September 25th, 2014 at 12:00 P. M.

Jason J. Peairs, age 29, Roaming Shores, died unexpectedly Saturday evening from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born May 14, 1985 in Ashtabula, the son of Dennis E. & Tobi M. (Rankin) Peairs and has lived in this area all of his life. Jason attended Jefferson Area High School and Ashtabula Co. Vo-Ed (A-Tech) school.

While growing up he was involved with St. Joseph Calasanctius Church, the Boy Scouts, Midget Football and Jefferson Area Little League. His enjoyments were hunting, fishing, tinkering with mechanical projects and building motorized model aircrafts.

Survivors include his parents, Dennis “Dino” & Tobi Peairs, his sister, Tiffany M. (Rick J.) Matyi of Boardman, his grandmother, Sue A. Rankin of Jefferson and his long time girlfriend, Beverly J. Campbell of Roaming Shores.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arthur James Rankin and Donald & Shirley Peairs.

Funeral services will be held 12:00 P. M. Thursday at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with the Rev. Fr. John Sheridan of St. Joseph Calasanctius Church officiating. Burial will be in Lenox Center Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 A. M. until time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family, in c/o Dennis E. Peairs, 2429 St. Rt. 46 South, Jefferson, OH 44047 or envelopes will be at the funeral home. Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors have been privileged to serve the Jason Peairs family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Sunday, September 21st, 2014
Betty L. Ebersole

July 12, 1948 - September 21, 2014
Services: at Private

Betty L. Ebersole, age 66, Shomo Dr., Ashtabula Twp., died early Sunday morning at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born July 12, 1948 in Sharon, PA, the daughter of William & Elizabeth (Schaeffer) Johns and has lived in this area all of her life. Betty was a 1966 graduate of Jefferson High School and attended Kent State University. She was married to Robert L. Ebersole on May 1, 1982 in Windsor Twp. She was a partner in the Ebersole-Niemi Tax & Accounting Service.

Betty was affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Ashtabula and was a member of Women’s Business Owners group.

Survivors include four children, Rick (Natalie) Heath of Ashtabula, Diana (Bob) Hill of Jefferson, Valerie (Tim) Lowery of Ashtabula & Elizabeth (Chance) Christie of Madison, nine grandchildren, two sisters, Mary E. Trask of Cherry Valley Twp. & Sally (Gerald) Morse of Dorset Twp. and three brothers, William (Larry Timmerman) Johns of Memphis, TN, Richard (Vicky) Johns of Jefferson & Matthew (Esther) Johns of Dorset Twp.

Her parents and her husband, Robert in 2001 preceded her in death.

Private family services will be held with Pastor Doug Wright of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be directed to the Christian Faith Academy, 4322 Park Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004.

The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson has been privileged to serve the Betty Ebersole family. Guest book and obituary at felming-billman.com.

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Friday, September 19th, 2014
Grady C. Estep

November 22, 1932 - September 19, 2014
Services: September 22nd, 2014 at

Grady C. Estep, 81 of New London Rd. in Geneva Township died Friday (Sept. 19th) at his home. He was born November 22, 1932 in Hazard County, Kentucky the son of Daniel and Rosie (Carter) Estep and has lived in Ashtabula area most of his life.

He had been employed for the Rayon Company in Painesville for over 20 years; the Geneva Disposal Company for over 10 years and also he worked for Schmidt Welding and Equipment in Geneva.

He was good at welding and enjoyed fabricating things. He also enjoyed Blue Grass Music.

Surviving him are seven children, Carson E. (Lori) Estep of Jefferson, Danile J. (Diane) Estep of Ashtabula, Judy A. (Dorn) DeMoss of Dorset, Jeanette Estep of Ashtabula, Shirley T. (Tom) Currence of Geneva, Deborah F. (Tim Poling) Cunningham of Dorset and Earline (Harry Paul) Dobins of Geneva; thirty grandchildren, sixty five great grandchildren and four great-great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jane in 2011; his son Donald in 2006 and by two sisters and five brothers.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Philip Kachersky of the Jefferson First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the family % Deborah Cunningham, 5391 Hall Road, Dorset, Ohio 44032.

The Geneva Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, 323 South Broadway is honored to serve the Grady Estep family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com

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Friday, September 19th, 2014
Michael P. Chandell

August 4, 1959 - September 16, 2014
Services: September 24th, 2014 at 6:00 P. M.

Michael P. Chandell, age 55, of South Denmark Road, Jefferson, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born on August 4, 1959 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Michael and Elinor (Call) Chandell.

He has resided in Ashtabula County since 1981. He and his wife Karen (Gozelanczyk) were married in Ashtabula on June 29, 1985.He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. He worked for Cristal for 32 years, most recently as the North American Distribution and Logistics Manager, until his retirement in 2013. He was a proud member of Riverside Yacht Club had served as a Past Commodore, he loved fishing and being out on the water. A car racing enthusiast, excellent dart player, he also enjoyed playing drums and traveling. He was an avid hockey and Cleveland sports fan.

He is survived by his wife Karen G. Chandell of Jefferson, his mother,ElinorChandell of South Euclid and a sister, Karen (Gordon) Meyer of Phoenix, AZ.

He is preceded in death by his father, Michael Chandell in 2004.

A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 6:00 P. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming &Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 West Jefferson St., Jefferson Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Chandell family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-6:00 P. M. prior to the service.

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Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
Isabel Rose King

July 5, 2014 - September 12, 2014
Services: September 21st, 2014 at 13:00

Isabel Rose King, 2 months old was called home to be with her older brothers: Jacob Michael King and Isaac Hunter King on Friday (Sept, 12th). She was born July 5, 2014 with multiple birth defects, Isabel was a strong fighter and an inspiration to all who met and cared for her. She spent her first month of life at Rainbows Babies and Children’s Hospital with our extended family there. “We thank them greatly for all they have done for us and Isabel.” Isabel is a reminder to everyone who has children to love, cherish and hug them every day since you never know when their last day will be.

Although Isabel is no longer suffering, she will be greatly miss by her family: parents, Robert King and Michelle Baruffa; sisters, Kaitlin, Paige and Madeline King and Kayla Baruffa; grandparents, Maxine King, Robert and Valerie Ziefle and Michael and Debbie Baruffa and aunts, Diana Hemmi, Hope Baruffa and Autumn (Jonathan) Gadbois and her Uncle, Aaron (Jackie Barnhart) Ziefle.

Special thanks goes to Hospice of the Western Reserve for all their help.

A Gathering of family and friends will be held Sunday, September 21st from 1 to 6 PM at 318 South Broadway, Geneva (our home). All are welcome to attend. Bring hearts and smiles; food and drink will be provided.

Donation can be made to the family.

The Geneva Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 323 South Broadway are honored to serve Isabel’s family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Monday, September 15th, 2014
James L. Weidig

August 28, 1924 - September 13, 2014
Services: September 20th, 2014 at 11:00

James L. Weidig, 90 of Howard Rd. Ashtabula died Saturday (Sept. 13th) at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born August 28, 1924 in Brecksville, Ohio to Arnold and Ethel Weidig and the family moved to Kingsville, Ohio in 1927. He attended Kingsville schools until 1940 at which time the family moved to Ashtabula. He graduated from Harbor High School in 1944, enrolled at Fenn College (now Cleveland State), where he met his wife, Nettie L. Appleby of Cleveland. They were married April 19 1947. In 1953 they moved back to Ashtabula and he owned Weidig’s Sunoco station. In 1960 he opened the new Sohio Station on the eastside, Weidig’s Edgewood Sohio at State Road and Rt. 20, which he owned until his retirement in 1985. During his time in business he was a member and Director of the Northern Ohio Petroleum Retailers Association (NOPRA).

Jim had been a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church since moving to Ashtabula in 1953. During those years he was moderator of the Sunday morning adult class; a member of the St. Peter’s Vestry, serving as Senior Warden (Chairman) four times; and helped keep the church on track during some of the transition times between ministers. He was also a member of St. Peter’s Church Foundation Board of Supervisors from 1990 to 2010, holding the position of chairman for 8 of those years.

For the Episcopal Diocese for the State of Ohio, Jim was appointed to the Inter-Faith Council of Churches. He was also a member of the Diocese Disability Council helping to inform Episcopal Churches of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Jim joined the Ashtabula Lions Club (a chapter of Lions International) in October, 1963. During his 51 year membership he held many different positions, both local and statewide. He received 2 awards from Lions International for Leadership, a Melvin Jones (the founder of Lions International) Foundation Award, the highest award given to an individual Lions Club member. In 1970 the Lions Club District 13-C sponsored the formation of a Lions Club Eye Clinic at St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Jim was on the original Board of Directors, and during his years on the Board he served as Chairman for 5 years as liason to St. Vincent’s. He was still an active Board Member until his death.

He was a member of the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge and received his 65 year pin in 2013. He joined El Kadir Grotto in 1985 .

In 1970 Jim and Nettie joined Riverside Yacht Club, transferring to the Ashtabula Yacht Club in 1980 and were members there until 1998. Jim held the position of Treasurer at AYC for 13 years.

In 2009 Jim was honored to be inducted into the Harbor High School Hall of Fame for Career Achievement. Those elected are honored at a ceremony held at Lakeside High School.

He was a prime example of a disabled person, hurt at the age of 15, not giving up on life and accomplishing all that he did during his 90 years. He was in inspiration to others as evidenced by all who knew him, especially his loving family.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Nettie; son John (Paula) of Jacksonville, NC; daughter Marcia Tasker (Andrew) of Bratenahl, OH; granddaughters Allison Tasker of Lyndhurst and Elizabeth (Timothy) Immarino of South Euclid; grandson Joseph (Anneli) of Columbus and step-grandson Benjamin Clapp of Jacksonville, NC. And several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Margaret McGowan; three brothers, Ralph, William and Charles Weidig and a nephew, Chuck Weidig.

A memorial service will be Saturday (Sept.20th) at 11:00 AM at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4901 East Main St. Ashtabula with Rev. Dr. Thomas Jackson officiating.

Calling hour will be Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of service in the Guild Room at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Ashtabula Lion’s Club or to the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the church. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes are honored to serve the James Weidig family.

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Friday, September 12th, 2014
Micharl C. Spahr, Sr.

February 3, 1950 -
Services: at 6:00 P. M.

Michael C. Spahr, Sr., age 64, Chappell Rd., Lenox Twp., died unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon upon arrival at the emergency room of the Ashtabula Co. Medical Center.

He was born February 3, 1950 in Cleveland, the son of Richard & Louise (Gentilli) Spahr and has resided in the Jefferson area since 1983, coming from Cleveland. He was married to Darlene E. Duli on September 4, 1971 at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Garfield Hts. Mr. Spahr worked as an electrician with Glicksman Electric in Beachwood.

Michael built their home in Lenox Twp., he enjoyed woodworking and doing small construction jobs. He was a pet lover and enjoyed all animals and loved being with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene, two children, Regina M. (Sara Mahaney) Spahr and Michael C. Spahr, Jr., both of Jefferson, three grandchildren, Samuel Charles Spahr, Cloey Jean Spahr & Tyler Allan Gregory and his siblings, Richard, Joseph, Annie & Judy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Angel Elizabeth at birth and a sister, Lizzy.

A Prayer service will be held Monday at 6:00 P. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson with the Rev. Fr. John Sheridan of St. Joseph Calasanctius Church leading the service.

Visitation will be held Monday from 4-6 P. M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Rd., Kingsville, OH 44048. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors have been honored to serve the Michael Spahr, Sr. family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Friday, September 12th, 2014
Ina Mae Welser

February 5, 1915 - September 11, 2014
Services: September 15th, 2014 at 11:00

Ina Mae Welser, 99 former Ashtabula resident died Thursday (Sept. 11th) at Dover Manor Nursing Home in Georgetown, Kentucky. She was born February 5, 1915in Walton, West Virginia the daughter of William and Stella (McCroskey) Walker.

She had worked for 18 years at Ridgeview Elementary School in the Buckeye School System as cafeteria manager.

She was a former member of Harris Memorial Presbyterian church where she was active in the Golden Circle at the church. She had also been a Girl Scout leader when her daughter was young. She enjoyed bowling, sewing and crocheting.

Surviving her is her daughter, Darla Jean Welser of Erie, Pa; two granddaughters, Tammy Manuel and Candy Beals; three great grandchildren; a brother, Denver Walker of Woodstock, Ill. And a sister, Lucille Hurtt of Niagara Falls, New York and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold in 2000; a sister, Elsie Raymond and four brothers, Herbert, Lester, Elmer and Harold Walker.

Funeral service will be Monday (Sept. 15th) at 11:00 AM at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, 526 West Prospect Rd. Ashtabula with Rev. Dr. Stephen Long , of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens in North Kingsville.

Calling hour will be Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2409 Members Way, Lexington, Kentucky 40504. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com. The Ashtabula Funeral Homes are honored to serve the Ina Welser family.

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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Luisa E. Santiago

May 31, 1943 - September 7, 2014
Services: September 12th, 2014 at 11:00

Luisa “Lulu” E. Santiago of Ashtabula went Home to The Lord Sunday (Sept. 7th) at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born May 31, 1943 in Guayama, Puerto Rico, the daughter of Francisco and Gualberta Diaz and has lived here most of her life.

She was affectionally called “Lulu” and worked at Taco Bell in Ashtabula where she made many friends as a hostess.

She was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish. She was active in the Catholic Daughters of America, the St. Joseph Church choir, and the Cursillo Christian Movement. She enjoyed crafts, cooking, spending time with children, and helping people in any way she could. She was everyone’s second Mom, often opening her home to her daughters friends, and especially enjoyed spending lots of quality time with family and friends.

Surviving her is her mother, Gualberta Diaz of Ashtabula; her husband, Miguel C. Santiago whom she married Dec. 23, 1961; her daughter, Rosie (Frankie) Ortiz of Ashtabula; a special niece who she help raise, Maria Cora of Ashtabula and three sisters, Juana Oquendo of Florida, Hilda (Frankie) Nater of Ashtabula and Dora Higgins of Ashtabula. She was preceded in death by her father and step-mother, Francisco and Eufemia Ramos Torres; her brother, Felix Ramos; her Aunt, Ana Diaz and a nephew, Felix D. Ramos.

A mass of Christian burial will be Friday (Sept. 12th) at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Peace Parish the Mount Carmel Worship Site, 1200 East 21st St. Ashtabula. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Thursday (Sept. 11th) from 6 to 8 PM at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, 526 West Prospect Rd. Ashtabula. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes are honored to serve the Luisa Santiago family.

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Monday, September 8th, 2014
Paul V. Moisio

June 19, 1927 - September 6, 2014
Services: September 10th, 2014 at 12:00 P. M.

Paul V. Moisio, age 87, passed early Saturday morning at his residence in Denmark Twp.

The son of Viktor & Wilhemiina (Joki) Moisio, he was a life long Denmark Twp. resident, born June 19, 1927 in the same residence of his death. He was married to Clara L. Lillie on December 5, 1953 in Angola, IN. Paul owned and operated his own business, Moisio Plumbing and Heating for several years and most recently was an electrician for SCM Chemical, retiring in 1992.

Mr. Moisio was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where he was active with the Men’s Group and was a charter member of Thrivent. He was a man of strong and committed faith. During his lifetime he enjoyed the homestead farm and woodworking, especially creating pieces of furniture for his family.

Survivors include his wife, Clara, six children, Paul W. Moisio of Orlando, FL, Cynthia V. (Joseph) Nagy & Marianne L. (Dennis) Wise, both of Jefferson, Kenneth R. (Susan) Moisio of Aurora, IN, Lisa K. (Perry) Heath of Ashtabula & Sharon A. White of Conneaut, 12 grandchildren, Benjamin & Rick (Rebekah) Wise, Jonathan (Mariah & Jared (Cassandra) Nagy, Samantha & James White, Nicole (Shawn) Garnett, Adam, Clara & Clark Heath, and Madeline & Oliver Moisio, and nine great-grandchildren, Reilly, Rawlin, Rosalie, Madison, Alexander, Alivia, Antonio, Bailey & Mia Isabelle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Craig Georgia, a son-in-law, Bruce White, a brother, Oliver Moisio and a sister, Ina Moisio.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 12:00 P. M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 89 E. Satin St., Jefferson with the Rev. Fred Grimm officiating. Burial will take place in Oakdale Cemetery

Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 5-7 P. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, (above address), Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004 or Faith in Action, 319 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004. Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors have been privileged to serve the Paul Moisio family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Monday, September 8th, 2014
Jerry I. Baker

April 21, 1944 - September 6, 2014
Services: September 13th, 2014 at 10:00

Jerry I. Baker, 70 of North Kingsville died Saturday (Sept. 6th) at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born April 21, 1944 in Hollywood, California the son of Carl and Martha (Illich) Baker.

He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Era and had served from 1960 to 1968. He had founded several companies in the computer and Electrical Cable field.

He enjoyed fishing, and boating. He was a inventor and a entrepreneur. He was also proud that he was a quarter Kiowa Indian.

Surviving him are his wife, Cheryl Hall Baker whom he married April 9, 2009; a daughter Karen (John) Baker Baluch of Chardon; and two grandchildren, Sean Michael Hannon and Erin Michelle Hannon. He was preceded in death by his parents and by a sister, Betty Lou Johnson.

Funeral service will be Saturday (Sept. 13th) at 10:00 AM at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 West Prospect Rd. Ashtabula with Rev. Dr. Thomas Jackson of the Christ Episcopal Church of Geneva officiating. Burial will be in Ridgeview Cemetery.

Calling hour will be Saturday from 9:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in his name can be made to Christ Episcopal Church of Geneva or to the American Society for the Blind. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com. We at Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes are honored to serve the Jerry Baker family.

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Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Mary C. Sholtis

April 25, 1924 - September 1, 2014
Services: September 5th, 2014 at 11:00 A. M.

Mary C. Sholtis, age 90, formerly of Ninety Rd., Ashtabula, died Monday, September 1, 2014 in the Hospice Unit at the Ashtabula County Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was born April 25, 1924 on Morgan-Meaney Rd., the daughter of Leo J. & Elizabeth M. (Morgan) Meaney and has been a lifelong resident of this area. She was a 1942 graduate of Ashtabula High School. Mary was married to Stephen J. Sholtis on June 30, 1956 at St. Joseph Calasanctius Church. Mary was a lifetime member and served as administrative assistant at the church for 32 years, retiring in 2008. She was also the church organist for 38 years.

She was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society, the Catholic Daughters and the National Council of Catholic Women. She was a Red Cross blood donor for many years. Mary was a generous and caring person, respected and loved by everyone. Her interests included volunteer work, playing the piano and organ, reading, letter writing, making crafts and especially baking cookies. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Francis “Bud” Hladek in 1953, her second husband, Stephen J. Sholtis in 2006, a granddaughter, Emily Irene Hladek, a great-grandson, Fletcher Scott White, and six siblings, Gertrude Trannett, Georgiana Egbert, Lawrence Meaney, Ruth Urban, Maynard Meaney & Edward Meaney.

Survivors include 12 children, Susan E. (Fred) Golen of Jefferson, Stephen J. (Darlene) Sholtis of Raleigh, NC, F. John (Judi) Hladek of St. Clairsville, Constance M. (Loren) Knicely of Adamsville, Douglas J. (Pat) Hladek of Ashtabula, Philip G. (Kelly) Sholtis of Austinburg, Kathleen C. (Don) Obrenski of Painesville, Albert E. (Brenda) Sholtis of Saginaw, TX, James R. (Amy) Sholtis of Cadyville, NY, Michael P. (Lesvy) Sholtis of Youngstown, Richard L. (Connie Jo) Sholtis of Kent & Robert J. Sholtis of Stuttgart, Germany, 22 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, a sister, Margaret Martin of Lisle, IL and a brother, Robert Meaney of Ashtabula.

The family wishes to express their grateful appreciation to the Jefferson Healthcare Center staff and the ICU Unit and the Hospice Unit at the Ashtabula Co. Medical Center.

The funeral mass will be held Friday at 11:00 A. M. at St. Joseph Calasanctius Church, 32 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson with the Rev. Fr. John Sheridan officiating. Burial will take place Friday at 3:00 P. M. in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday from 10-11 A. M. at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family strongly suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Joseph Calasanctius (above address) in Mary’s name. The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 West Jefferson St., Jefferson are honored to serve the Mary Sholtis family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com

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