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Nadine Koskinen

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John L. Wladyka Sr.

Kenneth A. Stevenson, Sr.

Florence K. Deist

Mildred D. Brewer

Lois J. Chittle

Edith M. Caruso

Daniel M. Parsons

Marilyn B. Hart

Wiiliam N. Miller Jr

Dorothy E. Morgan

Charlotte I. Clark

Dorothy M. Allen

Geraldine M. Cottle

Warren G. York

Barbara M. Hillyer



Saturday, April 18th, 2015
Nadine Koskinen

April 10, 1938 - April 17, 2015
Services: April 23rd, 2015 at 11:00 A. M.

Nadine Koskinen, age 77, Jefferson, died early Friday morning at the Western Reserve-David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. She had been a patient there the past two weeks.

She was born April 10, 1938 in Kirkland Twp., the daughter of Alan & Martha (Hautala) Shott and she has lived in this area most of her life. She was married to Thomas J. Koskinen on August 19, 1961 in W. Springfield, PA. Over the years, Nadine worked at different area manufacturing companies, finishing her career and retiring when Channel Products closed their Jefferson plant. She loved shopping and was an avid walker.

Survivors include two sons, L. J. (Peg) Koskinen of Madison and Thomas E. (Jill) Koskinen of Salem, seven grandchildren, Kurt, Holly, Brittany, Kaitlin, Kelsey, Alyssa & Davin, five great-grandchildren, a brother, Martin (Dorothy) Shott of Rock Creek and two sisters, Alana (Gary) Thrower of Elbert, CO & Dianna Coles of Crestline, CA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Tom in 1986, a son, Arthur in 2002, a daughter, Lisa in 1973 and a sister, Charlotte Hawkins.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:00 A. M. at Oakdale Cemetery, with retired United Methodist minister, Rev. Wayne Clark of Salem officiating. No calling hours will be observed.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Western Reserve-David Simpson Hospice House, 300 E. 185th St., Cleveland, OH 44119. The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, is honored to serve the Nadine Koskinen family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
Lavern Lancaster

November 23, 1926 - April 14, 2015
Services: April 17th, 2015 at 12:00 P. M.

Lavern Richardson Lancaster, age 88, St. Rt. 46 North, Jefferson, died Tuesday morning at her residence.

She was born November 23, 1926 in Paris, TX, the daughter of James & Kathryn (Smith) Richardson and resided in the Fort Worth, TX area more than 50 years before moving to Jefferson to her daughter’s home 16 years ago.

Lavern was the valedictorian for the 1943 Soper, OK high school graduating class. She was married to William E. Lancaster on August 3, 1944 in Soper, OK. Mrs. Lancaster worked for several years for the Birdville School System in Birdville, TX. She was a member of the Birdville Church of Christ and her greatest love and enjoyment was being with her family.

She is survived by two daughters, Dr. Pamela L. Lancaster of Jefferson and Lisa A. (Richard) Lancaster- Lane of Arlington, TX, three grandchildren, Kathryn L. Namey of Los Angeles, CA, Mary R. Namey of Grayslake, IL & Johnny T. Namey of Jefferson, two great-grandchildren, Autumn & Grayson Aliff, a sister, Mildred (Wes) Harrison of San Angelo, TX, a brother, Chris Richardson in Texas, brother-in-laws, J. L. (Pauline) Lancaster of Fayetteville, AK & Ed (Sue) Lancaster of Paris, TX, sister-in-laws, Vergie Haskins of Houston, TX & Nita (Ewell) Crawford of Ft. Worth, TX and multiple nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William on May 6, 2000, brothers, Claude Bunch & Curtis, Obie & Coleman Richardson and sisters, Irene Richardson & Willie Taylor.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 12:00 PM at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson with the Rev. Tim Krause of the Conneaut Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to Tridia Hospice, 1933 St. Rt. 45, Austinburg, OH 44010, envelopes will also be at the funeral home. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors is honored to serve the Lavern Lancaster family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Thursday, April 9th, 2015
John L. Wladyka Sr.

February 4, 1922 - April 8, 2015
Services: April 11th, 2015 at 12:00 P. M.

John L. Wladyka Sr., age 93, of Stumpville Rd., Jefferson, died Wednesday morning at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born on February 4, 1922 in Verona, New York, the son of Nicholas & Anna (Rusyniak) Wladyka.

He has owned and operated Lenox Equipment Company since 1966. He enjoyed being involved in the business. He loved bowling, farming and doing yard work. He was also an avid Cleveland Indians fan.

He is survived by his beautiful wife, Anna M. (Martinchuk)Wladyka, whom he married on May 23, 1953 in Warren, Ohio; sons, John L. (Teri) Wladyka Jr. of Jefferson and James “Jim” P. (Denise) Wladyka of Jefferson; two grandchildren, John “Jay” Wladyka of Madison and Elizabeth “Beth” A. Wladyka of Kent, and his sister, Rose Samples of Arizona.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mary Jachim, Peg Norton; brother, Alex Wladyka.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 12:00 P. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming &Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with Pastor Jerry Frick of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Andover officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held at the funeral home from 10:00-12:00 P. M. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Jefferson Emergency Rescue District, P. O. Box 294, Jefferson, Ohio 44047 or to First Congregational United Church of Christ, 41 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, Ohio 44047. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Fleming & Billman Funeral Home and Directors are honored to serve the John L. Wladyka Sr. family.

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Thursday, April 9th, 2015
Kenneth A. Stevenson, Sr.

February 26, 1918 - April 8, 2015
Services: April 13th, 2015 at 1:00 P. M.

Kenneth A. Stevenson, Sr., age 97, S. Ridge Rd. East, Ashtabula, died Wednesday afternoon at his home with family by his side after taking a severe decline in health the past month.

He was born February 26, 1918 in Richmond Hts., the son of Alva W. & Gladys M. (White) Stevenson and resided in Ashtabula since 1954, coming from Richmond Hts. Mr. Stevenson was a graduate of Cleveland State University (Fenn College) with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving in World War II.

In his early working career, Mr. Stevenson, along with his brothers, Bruce & Harold, owned and operated the Canfield Petroleum service station in Lyndhurst, he served as treasurer for the city of Richmond Hts. and worked with various contractors and constructions companies. He was self-employed as a heavy machine operator and was a member of the local Operating Engineers Union #18.

He was a former member of the American Society of Metals and did belong to the NRA and the Ashtbula Co. Antique Engine Club. His hobbies include hunting, rebuilding and refurbishing old equipment, problem solving and was a “jack of all trades”.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Winifred I. (Spence) Snider, three children, Sheila A. (Richard) Branch, Donna L. Phelps & Kenneth A. (Vicki) Stevenson, Jr., all of Ashtabula, six step-children, Thomas (Mary Lou) Snider of Gilbert, AZ, Jerry (Connie) Snider of Scottsdale, AZ, Dennis (Patricia) Snider of Mesa, AZ, Debbie (Ronald) Richardson of Chandler, AZ, Doug (Cathy) Snider of Mesa, AZ & Denise (Mark) Simpson of Apache Junction, AZ, seven grandchildren, 17 step-grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 27 step-great-grandchildren, one step-great-great-granddaughter and one sister, Shirley Vitek of Cleveland.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Georgia F. (Spence) Stevenson in 1999, a grandson, Kenneth A. Stevenson, III in 1983 and two brothers, Bruce & Harold Stevenson.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:00 P. M. at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula, with Pastor Mary Susan Pisano of the Kingsville United Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery where Dewey Howlett Post #103 of the American Legion offering military honors.

Calling hours will be held Sunday from 2-4 P. M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004. Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors have been honored to serve the Kenneth Stevenson, Sr. family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Monday, April 6th, 2015
Florence K. Deist

September 28, 1934 - April 5, 2015
Services: April 8th, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Florence K. Deist, age 80, of Eastlake Drive, Geneva-on-the-Lake, died Sunday, April 5, 2015 at her residence. She was born on September 28, 1934 in Geneva, Ohio, the daughter of Marion &Flora Miner.

She is survived by her husband Ronald Deist whom she married on January 2, 1981; her sons, Denny Warner of Geneva-on-the-Lake, George Warner of Geneva; step son, Marc Deist of TN; step daughter, Rhonda Spelling of Ashtabula; brother, Art Miner on Concord, Ohio, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Bill Miner.

A memorial service will be Wednesday, April 8th at 2:00 PM at the Geneva Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 323 South Broadway, Geneva with Rev. Bruce Hitchcock of The First United Methodist Church of Geneva officiating. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes are honored to serve the Florence Deist family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Friday, April 3rd, 2015
Mildred D. Brewer

January 8, 1931 - April 1, 2015
Services: April 7th, 2015 at 11:00 A. M.

Mildred D. Brewer, age 84, of Spencer Circle, Geneva, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Rae Ann Nursing Home. She was born on January 8, 1931 in Twin Branch, WV, the daughter of John & Louise (Fassen) Brewer.

She worked for Geneva Rubber Company for 32 years until her retirement in 1996.

She is survived by a special friend of 60 years, Vilma M. Warner of Geneva.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John Brewer Jr., Norman Brewer; sisters, Maxine Strock, Wanda Christin, Margie Miller, and Helen Brewer.

Vilma would like to personally thank Dr. Yasser Mikhail, Rae Ann Nursing Home and Hospice of the Western Reserve for all of their love and care.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 11:00 A. M.atthe Geneva Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 323 S. Broadway, Geneva, with Rev. Donald P. Barnes of Hospice of the Western Reserve officiating. Burial will be in Madison Memorial Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Monday, April 6, 2015 from 5:00-7:00P. M. at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004. The Fleming &Billman Funeral Home is honored to serve the Mildred Brewer Family. Obituary and guest book can be found at fleming-billman.com.

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Friday, April 3rd, 2015
Lois J. Chittle

May 21, 1932 - April 2, 2015
Services: April 6th, 2015 at 12:30 P. M.

Lois J. Chittle, age 82, S. Spruce St., Jefferson, died early Thursday morning at the Austinburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Center where she has been a patient the past seven weeks.

She was born May 21, 1932 in Geneva, the daughter of Robert & Louise (Wessell) Sirrine and has been an area resident all of her life. She was married to Albert J. Chittle on November 10, 1951 in Rome Twp. Mrs. Chittle was the secretary and real estate agent with Miller Realty in Jefferson for many years before retiring.

She was a member of the Ashtabula Co. Board of Realtors and the Ashtabula Co. Grange. She enjoyed camping, sewing, knitting, crafts, crocheting, reading, jigsaw puzzles, spider solitaire, going to breakfast at Mugs and spending time with the “Boys”, (her dogs, Benny & Duke). Lois loved flowers. Her saying around the house was “we got that done, didn’t we”.

Survivors include four children, Deborah J. (Jack) Hammond of Austinburg Twp., Sandra A. (Robert) Kuhar of Jefferson, Cynthia L. (Richard) Duffy of Wooster and Jamie A. (Jennifer) Chittle of Lenox Twp., eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Albert in 1996. a sister, Garnet Otto and two brothers, Duane & Donald Sirrine.

Graveside services will be held at 12:30 P. M. Monday at the Rome Center Cemetery, U. S. Rt. 6 in Rome Twp., with Alisa Nierzejewski leading the service. Visitation will be held Monday from 10:00 A. M.-12:00 P. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson. Memorial contributions to the Jefferson Emergency Rescue District, P. O. Box 294, Jefferson, OH 44047, envelopes will be at the funeral home. Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors is honored to serve the Lois Chittle family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
Edith M. Caruso

March 8, 1919 - February 24, 2015
Services: April 8th, 2015 at 11:00 A. M.

Edith M. Caruso, age 95, formerly of E. 21st St., Ashtabula, died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Jefferson Healthcare Center.

She was born March 8, 1919 in Conneaut, the daughter of Vincent & Philamena (DePascal) Antonuccio and has lived in this area all of her life. Mrs. Caruso was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish-Mt. Carmel Church. She enjoyed crocheting and playing bingo.

Survivors include four children, Leo C. (Janet) Caruso of Ashtabula, Phyllis A. Wayman of Jefferson, Jacqueline (David) Huber & Louie D. (Carolee) Caruso, Jr, both of Ashtabula, nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Louie D. Caruso in 1976, brothers, John, D. D., Michael, Albert, Charles & James Anthony, a sister, Diana Anthony and a grandson, Scott Anthony Caruso.

Private committal services will be held Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 11:00 A. M. in Greenlawn Memory Gardens. The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula, has been honored to serve the Edith Caruso family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
Daniel M. Parsons

November 8, 1954 - March 30, 2015
Services: at No Service

Daniel M. Parsons, age 60, died unexpectedly Monday afternoon at his residence in Jefferson.

He was born November 8, 1954 in Ashtabula, the son of John F. & Kathleen F. (Harmon) Parsons and has been an area resident all of his life other than living in Florida for 10 years. Daniel was a 1973 graduate of Jefferson Area High School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, serving post Vietnam with the evacuation of U. S. troops.

Through the years, Mr. Parsons has been employed at Pressrite, Worthington Cylinders and WEK Industries. He was a member of St. Joseph Calasanctius Church, the Jefferson Eagles Club; Dan enjoyed all sports, especially car races and NASCAR and loved music.

He is survived by two step-children, Stacey Reinke of Austinburg Twp. and Chad Penhollow of Pierpont Twp., four step-grandchildren, 10 siblings, John (Becky) Parsons of Durham, ME, Marilyn E. (Bucky) Campbell of N. Jackson, Patrick T. (Robin Cottrell) Parsons of Jefferson, Laura K. (Glenn) Rodgers of Austinburg Twp., Joel M. (Bonnie) Parsons of Durham, ME, Anne-Marie (David) Gecking of Ashtabula, Charles M. Parsons of Ashtabula, Eileen D. (Thomas) Gildersleeve of Mt. Vernon, Nicholas A. (Robin) Parsons of Sheffield Twp. & Steven P. (Sandy) Parsons of Macclenny, FL, 28 nieces and nephews, 26 great-nieces and nephews and one great-great-niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John in 1998 & Kathleen in 2014, a brother, James in 2003, a nephew, Glenn Rodgers, III in 2011 and a sister-in-law, Jan Parsons in 2014.

No services or calling hours will be held at this time. Services will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Manna Food Pantry, c/o St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 89 E. Satin St., Jefferson, OH 44047. The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson is honored to serve the Daniel Parsons family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Sunday, March 29th, 2015
Marilyn B. Hart

August 7, 1937 - March 27, 2015
Services: March 31st, 2015 at 5-8 P. M.

Marilyn B. Hart, age 77, E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, died late Friday evening at the UHHS- Geauga Medical Center in Chardon where she had been a patient the past week.

She was born August 7, 1937 in Cleveland, the daughter of Willard & Iola (Herron) Keesler and has been an area resident all of her life other than living in Tucson, AZ from 1990-2006. She was married to Alan E. Hart on March 24, 1958 in Punta Gorda, FL. Together they managed the Friendly Village Estates retirement community and she worked for American Greetings., both in Tucson.

In her earlier years while living in Ashtabula Co. she worked for Buzzard’s Bakery and the General Electric Plant, both in Jefferson. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo, flower gardening, going to auctions and walking.

Survivors include four daughters, Debra A. (Richard Fisher) Spang of Austinburg Twp., Cheryl L. (Timothy) Marshall of Sheffield Twp., Barbara J. (Robert) Lemon of Middletown, DE & Julie L. (Scott) Watkins of Georgetown, KY, eight grandchildren, Jason (Erika Sieg) Spang, Kimberly (Rob) Budny, Stephen & Timothy Marshall, Samantha Lemon, Dorothy (Eric) Russell, Lauren (Benjamin) Siegel & Morgan Watkins, a great-granddaughter, Carli Mae Russell, six brothers, Glenn Cowles of Oil City, PA, James Keesler of Austinburg Twp., Edward Keesler of Geneva, Albert Keesler of Sandusky, Ernest Keesler of Chardon & Anson Keesler of Andover and four sisters, Jean Lopeman of Stow, Carol Humphrey of Burton, Linda Kohut of Cleveland & Sharon Veon of Wooster.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Alan in 2006 and a sister, Donna Englemann.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 5-8 P. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson. Graveside services will be held at a later date in Dorset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes is honored to serve the Marilyn Hart family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Sunday, March 29th, 2015
Wiiliam N. Miller Jr

June 25, 1947 - March 28, 2015
Services: April 1st, 2015 at 11:00 AM

William N. Miller, Jr. 67 of Lincoln Dr. Ashtabula died Saturday (March 28th) at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born June 25, 1947 in Bristol, Ohio the son of William N. and Edith (Fowler) Miller, Sr.

He graduated from Kent State University with his Bachelor’s Degree in Education and also received his Master’s Degree from Kent State. He served in the US Marines in Viet Nam where he was a decorated veteran including earning the Purple Heart.

He had been employed at Packard Electric in Warren; the General Motors Company in Lordstown and had served as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor at Glenbeigh. He was a avid fisherman; he loved to garden and trained many gardeners; he was also a lover of cats and animals but he was very proud of being a active member of AA for 23 years.

Surviving him is his fiancé’ and soul mate, Berti Rodgers; four children, Heather Miller Collins of Perry, Ohio, Jason Miller of Hartsgrove, Michelle Miller of Warren and Joseph Miller of Warren; two step-children, Jeff (Sandy) Yoak of Ashtabula and Sharon Lynn of Ashtabula; twelve grandchildren; two sisters, Karen (Martin) Emerine of Bristol, and Joyce (John) Sines of Rineyville, Kentucky ; a brother, Alan (Sharan) Miller of Akron and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and by a sister, Diane Currence.

Funeral service will be Wednesday (April 1st) at 11:00 AM at the Ashtabula Church of God, 2244 Harbor Ave. Ashtabula with Pastor Chris Rogers officiating. Graveside service will be in Sager Cemetery in Bristol, Ohio at 2:00 PM on Wednesday where there will be a Veteran service.

Calling hours will be Tuesday (March 31st) from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 West Prospect Rd. Ashtabula, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to The Wounded Warriors fund. Envelopes will be available eat the funeral home and the church. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Home is honored to serve the William Miller family.

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Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Dorothy E. Morgan

February 12, 1926 - March 27, 2015
Services: March 31st, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Dorothy E. Morgan, 89 of Columbus Ave. died Friday (March 27th) at her home. She was born February 12, 1926 in Lewistown, Pa. the daughter of Paul and Sylvia (Strawster) Neff and has been an area resident for over fifty years.

She had worked at Rockwell Plastics.

She was a very active member of the Ashtabula First United Methodist Church where she was a member for 57 years. She served on various committees and headed the Staff Parish Committee for many years. She was instrumental in getting the elevator installed at the church. She was a member of the United Methodist Women at the church and was part of preparing and cooking monthly community soup lunches and dinners. Dorothy organized and headed mission work (Nehemiah Project) which involved distribution of food and payment of utility bills. She shopped and stocked the food pantry and served as its coordinator.

Dorothy enjoyed art, knitting, crafts and her flowers and garden but most of all loved her family.

Surviving her are two daughters, Ruth McArthur of Ashtabula and Evelyn “Evy” Bates of Tullahoma, TN; a son Joseph (Mary Kay) DelPriore of Ashtabula; six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John Morgan in 2001; a son, Raymond H. George, Jr; a sister, Violet Ruth Bloom and a brother, Russell Neff.

Funeral services will be Tuesday (March 31st) at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church, 4506 Elm Ave. Ashtabula with Rev. Christine Bell officiating. Inurnment will take place at Greenlawn Memory Gardens in North Kingsville.

Calling hour will be Tuesday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church Nehemiah Project.

The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements who is honored to server the Dorothy Morgan family.

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Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Charlotte I. Clark

June 8, 1932 - March 27, 2015
Services: at No Service

Charlotte Irmgard Clark (nee: Walther), age 82, Jefferson, died Friday at the Ashtabula Co. Medical Center.

She was born June 8, 1932 in New York, NY, to the late Oskar Walther & Ilse Walther Eggers.

She worked many years at Chandler Products in Euclid. She loved all aspects of nature and her beautiful garden. She was an artist and photographer.

Her dearest husband, John and beloved brother, Alfred Juergen Walther preceded her in death.

She is survived by four loving nephews, Bret A. (Brenda) Walther of Boise, ID, Brian S. (Diane) Walther of Euclid, Bruce A. Walther of Euclid & John A. (Kristina) of Phoenix, AZ, a dear step-son, Richard Clark of Chester, VA, four great-nephews and three great-nieces.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 89 E. Satin St., Jefferson, OH 44047 and would like to extend a gracious thank you to the church for their assistance and comfort to Charlotte and the family.

No services or calling hours will be held at this time. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, is honored to serve the Charlotte Clark family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
Dorothy M. Allen

March 29, 1923 - March 24, 2015
Services: March 27th, 2015 at 12:00 P. M.

Dorothy M. Allen, age 91, Jefferson Rd., Ashtabula, died early Tuesday morning at the Jefferson Healthcare Center with family by her side.

She was born March 29, 1923 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Clarence & Cora (Howard) Rennick and has been an Ashtabula area resident all of her life. She was married to Wilbert M. Allen on August 7, 1948 at the First Presbyterian Church in Ashtabula. Mrs. Allen worked for many years at Woolworth’s, Pember Electric and Aztek Rentals.

She is a member of the Bethel Bible Church in Jefferson where she taught Sunday school. She was active with 4-H for many years, serving as a leader and being in charge of the 4-H projects and exhibits at the Ashtabula Co. Fair. She made wedding cakes for many years, loved to make homemade candy, enjoyed ceramics and knitting and was active with the Jefferson Senior Center. Bailey, her cat kept her entertained.

Survivors include three children, Kenneth W. (Sandy) Allen of Andover, Bruce D. (Susan) Allen of Jefferson and Mary Ann Brown of Cincinnati, seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a sister, Beatrice Wakeman of Saybrook Twp.

Her parents, her husband, Wilbert in 1988, a great-grandson, Benjamin Brown and a brother, William Rennick all preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 12:00 P. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with Pastor Joe Laing of the Bethel Bible Church officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 6-8 P. M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family, in care of Kenneth Allen, P. O. Box 1332, Andover, OH 44003 The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes and staff are honored to serve the Dorothy Allen family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
Geraldine M. Cottle

May 17, 1928 - March 23, 2015
Services: March 30th, 2015 at 1:00 P. M.

Geraldine M. Cottle, age 86, Ayers Rd., Andover, died Monday afternoon at her residence with family by her side.

She was born May 17, 1928 in Acosta, PA, the daughter of Daniel & Wilma (Baker) Phillippi and has lived in this area most of her life. She was married to Richard W. Cottle on February 2, 1945. Mrs. Cottle enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, fishing, her pets and watching and feeding the birds.

Survivors include three children, Linda L. (Ray) Ludwick of Andover, Darlene J. Smith of Jefferson and William R. (Louise) Cottle of Conneaut, 13 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, a sister, Ida (Raymond) Hall and two brothers, Elmer (Shirley) and Barry Hause, all of Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Richard in 1990, a daughter, Wilma J. Henning, a son-in-law, Larry Smith, two great-grandchildren, two sisters, Phyllis Stewart & Anges Hause and two brothers, John & Ernie Phillippi.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 30, 2015 at 1:00 P. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with Pastor Randy Brooks of the Dorset Baptist Church officiating.

Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 A. M. – 1:00 P. M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family, in care of Linda Ludwick, 4585 Ayers Rd., Andover, OH 44003, envelopes will also be at the funeral home. Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes and staff are honored to serve the Geraldine Cottle family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Monday, March 23rd, 2015
Warren G. York

March 28, 1932 - March 22, 2015
Services: March 27th, 2015 at 18:00

Warren G. York, age 82, St. Rt. 46 South, Jefferson, died unexpectedly Sunday evening at his residence.

He was born March 28, 1932 in Jefferson, the son of the late Carey G. & Bearnice (Camp) York and has been an area resident all of his life. Mr. York was married to Mary Jane Tenney on July 11, 1953 in Dorset. Warren was an auctioneer and realtor for Century 21 more than 30 years, retiring in 1997. He and his wife, Mary Jane owned and operated Jewel’s Dance Hall from 1980-1997. Following retirement, Warren kept busy with his small engine repair business.

Mr. York was a member of the First Baptist Church, the National Association of Auctioneers, the National Association of Realtor’s and the Jefferson Eagles Club. He was very active with the Masonic order, being a member of Relief Lodge #284 F&AM, Triandria Lodge #780 F&AM, Conneaut Lodge #222 F&AM, Royal Arch Masons, Jefferson Chpt. #141, Royal & Selected Masons, Conneaut Council #40, Columbian Commandery #52, Ashtabula County Scottish Rite Mason 32nd degree and the Scottish Rite, Valley of Cleveland.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane, four children, Toby L. (Renei) York of Conroe, TX, Gary L. York of Austinburg Twp., Bonnie I. (Buddy) Raikes of Jefferson and Dale A. York of Denmark Twp., eight grandhicldren, five great-grandchildren, two brothers, Raymond York & Roger (Linda) York, both of Andover and a sister, Rosie Fogus of Dorset Twp.

Services will be held Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson. Masonic services will begin at 6:00 P. M. followed by Rev. Philip Kachersky of the First Baptist Church officiating the service.

Visitation will be held Friday from 4-6 P. M. prior to the services. Memorial contributions may be directed to the First Baptist Church, 85 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, OH 44047, envelopes will also be at the funeral home. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes is privileged to serve the Warren G. York family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
Barbara M. Hillyer

October 9, 1923 - March 21, 2015
Services: March 24th, 2015 at 10:30 A. M.

Barbara M. Hillyer, age 91, former resident of S. Elm St. in Jefferson, died Saturday morning at the Country Club Retirement Center where she had been a resident the past eight months.

She was born October 9, 1923 in Williamsfield Twp., the daughter of J. Harry & Molly (Bridgeman) Davis and has been an Ashtabula Co. resident all of her life other than living in New England for 10 years. She was a graduate of Williamsfield High School. Barbara married Robert C. Hillyer on November 30, 1946 at the Williamsfield Congregational Church.

Mrs. Hillyer worked for Coe-Layer Appraisal Co. in Trumbull Co. for many years, then the Jefferson License Bureau and the Ashtabula Co. Courthouse before retiring. She was a member of the Jefferson United Methodist Church and enjoyed reading, traveling and watching the horses.

Survivors include six nieces and nephews, Priscilla Fitori of Youngstown, Suzanne McPhee of Walnut Creek, CA, Cynthia Goldcamp of Barrington, IL and Greg Gay of Austintown and David & Rick Hillyer, both of Ashtabula.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bob in 1998, a sister, Rosalie Gay and brothers, Roland Woodford & Gerald Davis.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 A. M. in Oakdale Cemetery in Jefferson with the Rev. Dan Bilkert of the Jefferson United Methodist Church officiating. No calling hours will be observed. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Jefferson United Methodist Church, 125 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, OH 44047.

The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, is honored to serve the Barbara M. Hillyer family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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