Joseph R. (Buzz) Higley
1940 - 2014
Niles - Joseph R. Higley, 73 of Niles, died April 6, 2014 at Hospice House in Poland.
Joseph was born June 19, 1940 in Leavittsburg, OH, the son of Joseph T. and Hazel A. (Miller) Higley.
Joseph was a graduate of Leavittsburg High School and worked 38 years at Republic Steel, retiring in 1997.
He was a member of the Warren Moose Lodge and the Warren Ski Club.
He was a dance instructor and loved traveling and sailing. Joseph also enjoyed watching football and NASCAR.
Joseph leaves behind two daughters, Valerie (Brian) Siler and Joleen Beach; and two granddaughters, Rachael (Joseph) Hudak and Kiersten Siler.
His parents, two sisters, a brother and a niece preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held Thursday, from 6 to 8 pm and Friday, 11 am to 12 pm, with the funeral service to follow at 12 pm, at Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum in Vienna. Reverend Gary Rozier will officiate the service.
Burial will take place at Crown Hill Burial Park.
Selby Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
John H. Stamm, Jr.
1931 - 2014
John H. Stamm, Jr., 82 of Wooster and formerly of Cortland, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014 at Wooster Community Hospital.
John was born, July 9, 1931 in Hartford, Ohio to John H. and Dorothy (Jeans) Stamm. He was a United States Army Veteran serving in Germany from 1951- 1954. John was employed as an electrician with Republic Steel, LTV Steel and retired from Severstal.
Mr. Stamm was a member of New Life Lutheran Church and the Trumbull County Tractor Club. He was a farmer and enjoyed gardening and tractors. His family will remember him as a champion joke teller.
He is survived by his wife, Jean A. Stamm, whom he married on September 8, 1980 in Liberty Township; one daughter; one sister; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one son; and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held, Friday, April 11, 2014 at 3:30 P.M., at the Crown Hill Burial Park and Mausoleum, 3966 Warren-Sharon Rd., Vienna, with Pastors Bill Wessner and Sharon Brown, officiating. Family will receive friends at the mausoleum chapel on Friday from 2:30 P.M. until time of services at 3:30.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Selby Funeral Home, 3966 Warren-
Sharon Rd., Vienna.
Betty L. Hill
1934 - 2014
Cortland - Betty L. Hill, 79, died Friday, April 11, 2014 at Hospice House in Poland, Ohio.
Betty was born July 10, 1934 in Clarksburg, W.VA, the daughter of Harrison E. and Verna (Ross) Andrews.
Betty was a graduate of Flemington High School in W.VA.
She was a home maker and enjoyed spending time outdoors with her family and going on fishing trips with them. Betty was a member of the Warren First Church of God.
She leaves behind two sons, Randall L. (Bonnie) Hill of Johnson, and Timothy G. Hill of Fowler Twp; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and care taker and longtime friend, Denise Hill.
Her husband, Robert L. Hill, whom she married on November 29, 1955, died October 9, 2007.
Preceding Betty are her parents; husband; brothers, Benjamin and Glenn Andrews; sisters, Irene Simmons, Eloise Curtiss, Beulah Crawford , Elodene Rolfe and Isabell Smith; and a step-grandson, Mark Myroniak.
Funeral services will be held, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at First Church of God, 1951 Parkman Ave., Warren, with Pastor Jack Ruble, officiating. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Burial Park. Friends may call at the Crown Hill Burial Park and Mausoleum Chapel , 3966 Warren-Sharon Rd., Vienna, on Monday from 6 to 8 P.M.
Charles W. Hayes
1924 - 2014
Charles W. Hayes, 90, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Medical Center following a brief illness.
Charles was born on January 27, 1924 in Vienna, OH the youngest child of Edgar and Ursie (Baldwin) Hayes.
He was raised in the Fowler/Vienna area, and graduated from Fowler High School in 1942 while also working on the family farm. As World War ll escalated, Charles made the decision at the age of 18 to enlist in the US Army. He served proudly as a Radio Specialist and was stationed in the Pacific for several months leading up to the conclusion of the war.
After his discharge from the service, Charles attended Youngstown State University and later met his wife Doris (Martin). They were married March 6, 1948 and started a family while living in Leavittsburg, OH. They soon moved to Vienna where they lived for more than 45 years.
Charles worked for International Mill Service for over 30 years before retiring in 1981. He began his career as a crane operator and worked his way through several levels of supervisory and managerial responsibility, ultimately becoming the Regional Manager for job-sites across the northern United States and Canada. After retirement he was very active in the VFW, serving as Commander for the Bailey Barto Post 7614 in Johnston, OH. He was a 3rd degree Mason and recently received his 60 year pin as a member of the Copper Penny Lodge, F&AM. He was an avid gardener and looked forward to planting and harvesting many varieties of peppers and tomatoes each year.
Charles will be dearly missed by his brother Norman (Marjorie) Hayes of Ovieda, FL, and his children Peggy (Robert) Mercer, Kathy (Rex) Rager, and Charles (Cathy) Hayes Jr. He will also be missed by eight grandchildren, Shelly Peebles, Rob (Mandi) Mercer, Emily (Ryan) Petrick, Bucky (Anna) Rager, Rex (Mollie) Rager, Amanda Hayes, Becca Hayes, and Megan Hayes. His great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and other members of his large and close-knit family will also carry special memories of the man they knew as “Papa” and “Uncle Chuck”.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two siblings (Frances and Raymond), and his beloved wife Dot who died in December, 2005.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, April 15 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Crown Hill Burial Park and Mausoleum Chapel, 3966 Warren-Sharon Rd., Vienna. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 16 at 11 a.m. at the mausoleum chapel with Pastor Joel Dixon, of Fowler Community Church, officiating. Friends may also call on Wednesday from 10 A.M. until time of services at 11.
Martha E. Evans
1935 - 2014
Martha E. Evans, 78, of Lordstown, passed away at her home from congestive heart failure.
She was born on August 9, 1935 in Kane, Pennsylvania to John Perry and Velma Ellen (Mullenax) Simmons.
Martha graduated from Leavittsburg High School Class of 1954.
She was employed with Sajar Plastic in Middlefield and retired from Servamation in Warren.
Mrs. Evans is survived by her children, Jeannie (Michael Vaccaro) Hunt-Banko of Lordstown, Louise (Rocky) Hunt-Rovedatti of Temecula, CA, Diana (Don) Hunt-Littell of Howland, Renee Hunt-Koch of Niles, Roger (Tammy) Hunt of Kernsville, NC and Lorrie (Christopher) Hunt-Conway of Chesapeake, VA; brother, Stanley (Eloise) Simmons of Columbiana; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and her beloved granddog, Lexi.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Daniel Evans; sister, Kathleen Marie Simmons; and a brother, Harold Simmons.
Funeral services will be held, Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Crown Hill Burial Park and Mausoleum Chapel, 3966 Warren-Sharon Rd., Vienna, with Pastor Jim Dittmar, officiating. Entombment will follow. Family will receive friends at the chapel on Thursday from 11 A.M. until time of services at 1 P.M.
Selby Funeral Home, 3966 Warren-Sharon Rd., Vienna, entrusted with arrangements.
June G. Mowery
1932 - 2014
WARREN - June G. Mowery, 81, of 3558 Valacamp S.E., Warren, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Vista Center on the Ridge.
She was born July 22, 1932, in Girard, the daughter of Lawrence Williams and Alma Pinkerton Williams.
June was a Girard High School graduate. She worked for the Warren Board of Education as a computer processor, retiring after 16 years.
June and her husband were members of the Pleasant Valley Evangelical Church, where they were Pleasantimers and members of Caring and Sharing.
She enjoyed reading, board games, puzzles and occasional gambling.
Survivors include two sons, Rick F. (Shannon) Mowery and David L. (Genise) Mowery; five daughters, Deborah A. (Chris) Bobby, Pamela J. Kottek, Dorene (Bill) Meyer, Shari (Randy) Schiavone and Shirley (Rod) Miller; a brother, Larry Williams; two sisters, Shirley Charles and Judy Barninger; 22 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard E. Mowery, whom she married Feb. 23, 1952, and who passed away April 26, 2006; a son-in-law, Richard Kottek; and a stepgrandson, William Meyer Jr.
All calling hours and services are private. Entombment will follow in Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.
Arrangements were handled by Selby Funeral Home.
Darleen E. Whitmore
1949 - 2014
Darleen E. Whitmore, 65, of Howland, passed away after a long illness.
She was born January 10, 1949 in Warren, Ohio the daughter of Daryl and Evelyn Crawford.
Darleen was a 1967 graduate of Howland High School and was employed as an LPN with O’Brien Memorial Nursing Home.
Ms. Whitmore was a volunteer with the Red Cross. She enjoyed shopping, ceramics and collecting American Indian relics. Most of all she loved spending time with her friends, family and grandchildren.
Darleen is survived by her daughter, Dawn M. Whitmore of Howland; grandchildren, Tristen (Tasha Darbey) Kaso of Howland, Derek (Kristy) Hollander of Hubbard, Shane Hollander of Liberty; Tiawna and Tahnee Whitmore both of home; great-grandchildren, Ellie and Paisley; son-in-law, Glenn Hollander; dear friend of Darleen, Janis Hollander; and her beloved dog, Chewy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Danette Hollander; and cousin, Donald Dimit.
Graveside services will be held, Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Crown Hill Burial Park, 3966 Warren-Sharon Rd., Vienna.
Should friends desire, memorials in memory of Danette may be given to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Northern Ohio Chapter, 5700 Brecksville Rd., Independence, Ohio, 44131
Selby Funeral Home, 3966 Warren-Sharon Rd., Vienna entrusted with arrangements.
Bernice R. Lewis
1934 - 2014
Bernice R. Lewis, 80, former resident of Howland Township, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Cortland Healthcare.
She was born on April 5, 1934 in Pine Bluff, West Virginia the daughter of Wilbert and Julia Marie (Palmer) Quinn. Bernice grew up in Shinnston, W. Virginia.
She married the love of her life, Henry M. Lewis, on June 30, 1951.
Mrs. Lewis was a devoted and loving, mother and grandmother. She loved cooking for her family and enjoyed bowling, sewing and crafts. Bernice was a member of Glenn Christian Church.
She is survived by her children, Dianna (Michael) Sanders, Donna (John) Sprague and Darrell (Roxsane) Lewis; grandchildren, Jennifer, Jamie, Rachael, Samantha, Matthew, Ryan and Gianna; great-grandchildren, Evy and Chase; sisters, Wilberta, Nancy, Frances, and Sue; and brother, Roger.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry M. Lewis on October 25, 1998; brother, Richard; and sister, Gloria.
Private family services were held. She was buried beside her husband at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.
The family would like to thank the staff of Cortland Healthcare and Hospice of the Valley for the excellent care and kindness they gave to our mother.
Selby Funeral Home, 3966 Warren-Sharon Rd., Vienna, entrusted with funeral arrangements.