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Arthur E.Timmis

Ruth A. Coach

Wilmajane E. Rose

Robert E. Viers

Alexander O. Luther Jr

Gary C. Malnar

Joanne K. Anthony

Margaret L. Thompson

Wade S. Luce

Dana R. Kangas

Evelyn Estes

Anne M. Starcher



Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Arthur E.Timmis

May 27, 1933 - May 20, 2015
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Arthur ”Art” E. Timmis, age 81, of Hayes Rd., Dorset, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Metro Health Trauma Center in Cleveland. He was born May 27, 1933 in Corsica, PA., the son of Nathan L. & Pauline (Barnett) Timmis.

Art had a true passion for the Model A Ford. He was a skilled mechanic and welder working on cars all over eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania for many years. He also enjoyed hunting and Nascar.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth L. Timmis of Dorset, whom he married on May 15, 1981; special son, David P. Martin of Dorset; granddaughters, Kelly Banker of Willowick, Andrea Banker of Painesville and Becky Thomas of South Euclid; three great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Louise Hall; daughter, Gloria Banker and sister, Doris Flack.

Honoring Art’s wishes a private graveside service will take place at a later date. The family would like to ask that memorial contributions be made to a charity of your choice. The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson are honored to serve the family of Arthur E. Timmis.

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Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Ruth A. Coach

May 5, 1940 - May 18, 2015
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Ruth A. Coach, 75 of West 48th St. Ashtabula died Monday (May 18th) at her home. She was born May 5, 1940 in Chicago, Ill. The daughter of Elmer and Jean (Campbell) Mathisen.

She had worked as a Nurse’s Aide at the Ashtabula County Medical Center until her retirement.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society and she enjoyed crocheting, traveling, reading, making bracelets out of beads and collecting roosters. She also loved her bird “Rosey”.

Surviving her are four children, a son, John (Amy) Anderson of Canal Winchester, Ohio; three daughters, Mary (Lee) C. Czuchra of Milford, Michigan, Colleen (Marty) A. Jeffers of Ashtabula and Karen Coach of Ashtabula; ten grandchildren; ten Great-grandchildren and a sister, Joy M. Kocher of Chicago. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Natalie Anderson in infancy; a son Mark J. Anderson and a sister, Betty J. Schelain.

At her request private service will be held for her at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula, Ohio. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com

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Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Wilmajane E. Rose

August 22, 1922 - May 18, 2015
Services: May 23rd, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Wilmajane E. Rose, 92 of Jefferson, Ohio died Monday (May 18th) at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home. She was born August 20, 1922 in Ashtabula.

She was a graduate of Ashtabula High School; graduated from Kent State University with a B.S. in Education Cum Laude and received her Masters degree in Education from Edinboro State University. She taught in the Jefferson Local Schools; the Ashtabula City Schools and the Perry Local Schools.

She is a member of O>K> Rebecca Lodge #681 where she was past noble grand.; the Ohio Rebekah Assembly where she was past district deputy president and past representative. She was also a member of Lake Auxiliary #43 Patriarchs Militant where she was past president; a LVA Tutor; a Life Member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association and the Ashtabula County Retired Teachers Association. For many years, she was a member of Harris Memorial Church in Ashtabula serving in many capacities. Most recently, she attended First Congregational UCC in Jefferson. She was a very caring, active member of her community.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward E. and Sarah (Shumaker) Rose and by a brother, Emerest E. Rose. She is survived by a cousin Rosemary Humphrey of Ashtabula.

A memorial service will be Saturday (May 23rd) at 1:00 PM at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula with Alisa Nierzejewski, Certified Celebrant officiating. Burial was in Edgewood Cemetery. The family requests no flowers. If desired, a donation to the APL would be appreciated or simply do a random act of kindness. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com

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Monday, May 18th, 2015
Robert E. Viers

July 15, 1931 - May 17, 2015
Services: May 21st, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Robert E. Viers, 83 of Ridgewood Ave. died Sunday (May 17th) at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born July 15, 1931 in Ronceverte, West Virginia the son of Albert and Katie (Thomas) Viers.

He was a veteran of the Army serving in the Korean Conflict. He married Florence Goodge on November 16, 1951.

He worked for 33 years for the True Temper Corporation in Saybrook; he worked as maintenance supervisor at the YMCA for 5 years and also worked for Community Action with “Meals on Wheels” for 13 years. He received his Associate Degree in Theology from Liberty University.

He was a active member of The First Baptist Church of Ashtabula where he was a Deacon, church Trustee, Sunday School teacher, worked with the youth and was on the Camp Koinonia Board. He had been a 4-H leader and also a member of the Lindenville Grange and VFW Post #943. He enjoyed carpentry and masonry work.

Surviving him are his wife; a son, Dennis (Pamela) Viers of Avon, Ohio; two daughters, Nila (Don) Brass of Plymouth Township and Cynthia Kubitz of Ashtabula; four grandchildren, Melissa, Robert, Delylah and Katherine and five great-grandchildren, Sofia, Liam, Elliot, Gavin and Aubrey. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Arthur Viers; two sisters, Eula Moses and Violet Viers and by a dear friend and brother, Johnny Chipps, Jr.

Funeral service will be Thursday (May 21st) at 1:00 PM at The Ashtabula First Baptist Church, 4353 Park Ave. Ashtabula with Rev. Doug Wright officiating. Burial will be in Hayes Cemetery in Wayne Township.

Calling hours will be Wednesday (May 20th) from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Ashtabula First Baptist Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com

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Monday, May 18th, 2015
Alexander O. Luther Jr

March 7, 1959 - May 16, 2015
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Alexander O. Luther, Jr. 56 of Broadway, North Carolina died Saturday at the home of his brother in Ashtabula. He was born March 7, 1959 in Ashtabula the son of Alexander O. and Mary (Turner) Luther, Sr.

He served in the Army from 1977 to 1981. He worked as a carpenter most of his life. He is a member of Hillmons Grove Baptist Church and Calvary Methodist Church both of Broadway, North Carolina. He was a fantastic artist and had very good artistic ability. He enjoyed spending time with his favorite companion “Baby” who was a blind cat.

Surviving him are three sons, Justin A., Joshua S. and Nathan A. Luther all of Cleveland. Also surviving him are his brother, James (Serena) Luther of Ashtabula; three sisters, Loretta (John Stevens) Luther of Middlesex, North Carolina, Cynthia (James Schuyler) LaFontaine of Middlesex, North Carolina and Annette (Doug) Leonard of Detroit, Michigan; a special nephew, Freddy Stevens and many other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and by a sister, Ruby Estes.

At his request there will be no services. The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula, Ohio is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the family %Loretta Luther. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Friday, May 15th, 2015
Gary C. Malnar

August 16, 1949 - May 14, 2015
Services: May 19th, 2015 at 11:00 A. M.

Gary C. Malnar, age 65 of Jefferson, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Jefferson Healthcare Center. He was born August 16, 1949, in Cleveland, the son of Carl & (Mary) Virginia (Stopar) Malnar.

He has been a resident of Ashtabula County for the past 40 years. He retired from Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH. In retirement he enjoyed working at Ken Forging Inc., Jefferson. He took pleasure in driving and riding horses and working on his farm. His bags were always packed for a cannon ball run to Florida. He loved working with his hands and shooting the breeze with the boys at the feed mill. Fireworks and Christmas lights were guaranteed to light up his face. Furthermore, his daughters and family were his true passion.

Gary is survived by his wife, Christine M. (Swetel) Malnar whom he married on June 14, 1969; his two beautiful daughters, Rebecca Helen (James Muth) Malnar of Cincinnati, Jenna T. (Lee) Malnar-Curtin of Greenville, PA; siblings, Cheryl (Rich) DeFrancesco of Chardon, Jerry (Toni) Malnar of Mentor, Mark (Christy) Malnar of Mentor, Kelly (John) Sajovic of Hudson, Leslie Malnar of Mentor, Stacie Malnar of Willoughby; sister-in-law, Mary Malnar of Concord.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Rick Malnar.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 11:00 A. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with Certified Celebrant Alisa Nierzejewski officiating. A private burial will take place at a later date.

Calling hours will be held Monday, May 18, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 P. M. at the Jefferson Home and Tuesday from 10:00-11:00 A. M. prior to the service. The family would like if guests would bring a copy of a cherished photo and a story to share! In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Malnar family to help with medical expenses, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The Fleming & Billman funeral directors are honored to serve the family of Gary C. Malnar. Obituary and guestbook can be found at fleming-billman.com.

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Thursday, May 14th, 2015
Joanne K. Anthony

July 18, 1955 - May 13, 2015
Services: May 16th, 2015 at 11:00 A. M.

Joanne K. Anthony, age 59 of West 48th St., Ashtabula, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Hts. She was born on July 18, 1955 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Clem M. & Edith M. (Artman) Anthony Sr.

She has been a lifelong resident of Ashtabula County. She was involved with the Jefferson Grange. She enjoyed ceramics, playing games especially cards. She also loved music and going to church. Spending time with her family and friends was important to her and she would have done anything for them!

She is survived by her daughter, Erica R. (Dennis) Williams of Pierpont; sister, Margarett E. (William) Jacobs of Pierpont; brothers, Clem M. (Judy) Anthony Jr. of Sharpsville, PA, Eugene C. (Barbara) Anthony of Pierpont, Charles W. (Ronda) Anthony Sr. of Dorset and Howard J. (Debra) Anthony of Pierpont and two beautiful granddaughters.

She is preceded in death by her parents and sister Darlene Littlefield.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:00 A. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson with Pastor Steve Arsulic of Eagleville Bible Church officiating. Burial will take place in Hickok Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Friday, May 15, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 P. M. and Saturday from 10:00- 11:00 A. M. prior to the service at the Jefferson Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The Jefferson Home of Fleming and Billman are honored to serve the family of Joanne K. Anthony. Obituary and guestbook can be found at fleming-billman.com.

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Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Margaret L. Thompson

March 7, 1923 - May 9, 2015
Services: May 12th, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Margaret L. Thompson, age 92, a resident of New Lyme Twp. and lived on the Thompson farm for 64 years, went to be with the Lord Saturday morning.

She was born March 7, 1923 in Trumbull Twp., the daughter of Edgar Allen & Fern (Warner) Wright and has been a resident of this area all of her life. She was a graduate of Rome High School and was married to Gerald H. Thompson on January 31, 1941 in Covington, KY. Mrs. Thompson attended the Eagleville Bible Church. Her interests included cooking, gardening, farming, watching the Cleveland Indians and taking care of her family.

She is survived by six children, Judy (Bruce) Jacobsen of Cleveland, TN, Gail (Terry) Nevison of Dorset Twp., David (Cindy) Thompson & Ronald (Terri) Thompson both of New Lyme Twp, Joyce Garren of Cleveland, TN and Pam (Dallas) Aliff of Geneva, 21 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren and a half-brother, Lorrie Fortney of Patigonia, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Gerald, a son, Dale Thompson and a daughter Kathy Czuhra.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 A. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with Rev. Terry Nevison, son-in-law of Mrs. Thompson and the Rev. Steve Arsulic of Eagleville Bible Church officiating the service. Burial will be in Brownville Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 10-11 A. M. at the funeral home prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be directed to Alzheimer’s Assoc., P. O. Box 74924, Cleveland, OH 44194-4924 The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes has been honored to serve the Margaret Thompson family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Wade S. Luce

September 20, 1926 - May 7, 2015
Services: May 12th, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Wade Sherman Luce, 88, of Woodman Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio died Thursday, May 7, 2015 while surrounded by his loving family. Born on September 20, 1926, he lived his entire life in Ashtabula.

Early in life, he worked with his father and brothers at DS Luce & Sons Greenhouses. He graduated from Ashtabula High School in 1944, and was self-employed in Ashtabula County in the field of Architecture and Carpentry and owned/managed the businesses WL Remodeling and Luce Industries. He was a proud WWII Veteran, member of the Elk’s club, and enjoyed woodworking and drawing.

He was preceded in death by his parents Dallas S. and Ellen N. Luce, and his two beloved brothers Duane K. and Dallas N. Luce.

He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Doris J. Luce (Turner) of Ashtabula: two daughters, Rhonda (Donald) Feicht of Valparaiso, IN, and Sherene Schanfish of Ashtabula: and a grandson, Benjamin Schanfish of Ashtabula, who was greatly inspired by his life and pursuits.

Funeral service will be Tuesday (may 12th) at 11:00 AM at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula with Rev. Philip Kachersky of the first Baptist Church of Jefferson officiating. Burial will be in Ridgeview Cemetery, Ashtabula Township with military rites conducted by American Legion Post #103.

Calling Hours will be held Tuesday May 12, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 11 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the family. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wade Luce family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Monday, May 4th, 2015
Dana R. Kangas

October 16, 1983 - May 1, 2015
Services: May 6th, 2015 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Dana R. Kangas, 31 of Geneva, Ohio passed awayFriday, May 1st. He was born October 16, 1983 in Mesquite, Texas the son of Kenneth Kangas and Barbara (Purnell) Sullivan.

He was a 2002 graduate of Ashtabula Lakeside School and had worked construction most of his life. He enjoyed creating inventions, fishing, hunting, working on cars and he had a huge heart, always helping family and friends. A show of Dana’s huge heart and generosity will live on in the four lives he was able to save by being an organ donor.

Surviving him are his mother, Barbara (Dale) Sullivan of Geneva; his father, Kenneth Kangas of Geneva; three sisters, Amy Lavallie of Geneva, Christina Lavallie of Ashtabula and Nina (Jason) Detore of Ashtabula; two nephews, Aaron (Brittany Lynn) Rogers and Tristan Rhodes; a niece, Brittany Ann Rogers and a great niece, Kenndie Rogers and numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

A gathering of family and friends to share cherished memories of Dana will be at the Geneva Eagles Lodge, 120 Depot St. Geneva, Ohio on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 6 pm to 8 pm

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the family.

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

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Friday, May 1st, 2015
Evelyn Estes

October 24, 1928 - April 30, 2015
Services: May 4th, 2015 at 12:00 P. M.

Evelyn Estes, age 86 of Tompkins Rd., Jefferson, died Thursday, April 30, 2015 at her residence. She was born on October 24, 1928 in Conneaut, the daughter of William & Dorothy (Mathew) Magill.

She had lived in Monroe Township the majority of her life until moving in with her daughter Mary Ann ten years ago.

She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, enjoyed traveling with her family to Maine and Arizona and rode contest horses in local shows for many years. She loved to play piano and the accordion and to tend to her flowers. She also worked as a secretary for Astatic Corporation in Conneaut for many years.

She is survived by her daughter Mary Ann (Ronald) Schanfish of Jefferson; two beautiful granddaughters, Angela Rose and Amber Marie Schanfish both of Jefferson; two sisters, Doris Warriner of Conneaut and Ruth Williams of Kingsville; and a very special friend Russell Wood. She is preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 4, 2015 at 12:00 P. M. at the Jefferson home of Fleming &BillmanFuneral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson, Ohio with Rev. Philip Kachersky of the First Baptist Church in Jefferson officiating. Burial will take place in Kelloggsville Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 10:00-12:00 P. M. prior to the service at the funeral home. The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman are honored to serve the Evelyn Estes family.

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Saturday, April 25th, 2015
Anne M. Starcher

July 20, 1960 - April 24, 2015
Services: April 28th, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Anne M. Starcher, 54 of Linda Lane, North Kingsville passed away unexpectedly on Friday. She was born July 20, 1960 in Ashtabula the daughter of Alex and Lora (Harwood) Dolgosh and has been a lifetime area resident.

Anne was a graduate of Harbor High School and received her Bachelors of Education from Edinboro University where she graduated summa cum laude and received her Master’s degree from Youngstown State University and had taken many additional courses. She was the Career Education Coordinator at A-Tech in Jefferson where she touched the lives of many young students to help guide them into many careers.

She married Terry Starcher on April 9, 1983. Anne was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church; the National Education Association and the Ohio Education Association. She enjoyed reading biographies, traveling, scrapbooking, crafting, shopping and watching her favorite TV shows. Most of all, she loved spending time with her friends, family, and beloved pets.

Surviving her is her husband, Terry; two children, Brittany (fiancé Jeremy Winchell) Starcher of Geneva and Jordan (fiancé Kaitlin Lambert) Starcher of Kent, Ohio; two grandchildren, Ella and Andrew; her father, Alex (Alice) Dolgosh of Parma; her mother, Lora (Robert) Veres of Ashtabula; her step-mother, Carol Dolgosh of Painesville Twp; her sister, Caryl Sheldon of Kingsville; her mother-in-law, JoAnn Starcher of Ashtabula; two brothers-in-law, Randy (June) Starcher of Wellington, Ohio and Rodney (Becky) Starcher of Ashtabula; sister-in-law Connie (Del) Swartz of Jamestown, PA; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Lora and Robert Harwood; her sister, Cheryl Adang; her father-in-law, Rush Starcher; by two brothers-in-law, Robert and Bryan Starcher and her aunt, Susan Harwood.

Funeral services will be Tuesday (April 28th) at 11:00 AM at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula with burial at Ridgeview Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Monday (April 27th) from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the family to be used for various charitable organizations. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com

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