Mary Arthur Foster
1913 - 2011
Warren - Mary Arthur Foster, 97, died Thursday, February 3, 2011, in St. Joseph Hospital.
She was born November 19, 1913 in Akron, Ohio. Her parents, Thomas Chrystal Arthur and Mary Cox Arthur immigrated from England and she was very proud of her English heritage. She was raised in Akron and graduated from Garfield High School.
On June 15, 1934, she and Ernest Lee Roy Foster were married. They shared sixty two years of marriage before he preceded her in death on June 21, 1996. She lived in Warren for 70 years. Mr. Foster was co-owner of Foster & Vencel Tire Sales and she was a full time homemaker.
Mary loved gardening and grew beautiful roses and flowers. Her gardens were enjoyed by her neighbors wherever she lived. She collected antique dolls and was very knowledgeable about the history of dolls, doll clothing and doll furniture. She was a charter member of the Warren Doll Club. She was very interested in the history of Warren and participated in tours of Kinsman house where she exhibited some of her dolls. She loved children and was a Girl Scout Leader and was involved in church and school youth activities. Mary was a voracious reader and enjoyed writing letters. She was a person who remembered many people with greeting cards for birthdays and special events. She delivered Mobile Meals for over thirty years. She was a member of Second Christian Church for over sixty years and most recently Central Christian Church was her church home.
Mary was the author of the motto for the 175th anniversary of Warren in 1974. The slogan imprinted on silver medallions read, “Warren--still building a proud heritage.”
She will be lovingly remembered for the positive influence she made on her children and grandchildren. She has three children: E. Lee (Sandra) Foster, D.O., of Cortland, George A. (Margaret) Foster, of Lindenwold, NJ, and Evelyn M. (Richard) Fierer of Highland Heights, OH. She has nine grandchildren, Allan Lee Roy Foster, Susan R. (Gary Lehman) Foster, Brian R. (Debbie) Foster, Timothy (Lisa) Foster, Robert (Aubrie) Foster, Miles Fowler, Ian Fowler, Linda (Ron) Black and Karen (Eric) Johnson. She has nine great grandchildren: Caitlin, Michelle, Emily and Phoebe Foster, Corey Gordon, Michael Vaneman, Brody Black and Chase and Avery Johnson.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four sisters and two brothers. She was the last remaining survivor of her family. She also was preceded in death by her great grandson, Raymond Vaneman.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Christian Church, 2051 E. Market st., Warren, OH 44484.
Calling hours will be 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, with the funeral service at 1:00 pm, Monday, at Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum in Vienna.
Chester B. Wilson
1931 - 2011
Cortland - Chester B. Wilson, 79, of Bazetta Township, died Sunday, February 6, 2011 at his residence.
Chester was born December 25, 1931 in Youngstown, the son of Bert and Ethel (Knight) Wilson.
He was a self employed house painter for 30 years, retiring in 1999.
Chester married Dorothy (Morris) Wilson on February 4, 1961. Dorothy died August 15, 2009.
Chester leaves behind a step-son, Tom Morris of Arlington, TX; two brothers, Richard Wilson of FL and William Wilson of Redford, MI; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Chester’s parents, two brothers, Bert Wilson, Jr. and Jack E. Wilson and a sister, Virginia Ferguson, preceded him in death.
There were no services held.
Burial will be at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.
Marguerite S. Clark
1918 - 2011
Niles - Marguerite Sara Meikle Clark, 93, peacefully passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2011, at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles.
Marguerite was born on January 31, 1918 in Fowler Township, the daughter of Thomas L. and Martha Guesman Meikle.
She graduated from Fowler High School and completed additional education in her favorite subject, accounting.
Her employment through the years was interesting and varied: Ohio Lamp Company, The Cortland Bank, Trumbull County Farm Office, and the Trumbull County Auditor’s Office from which she retired in 1984 after 14 years of service as a bookkeeper.
Marguerite lived in Fowler area all of her life and was a member of the Fowler United Methodist Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, and she had many wonderful friends. She enjoyed every moment when she was with her large family, and she had many hobbies that filled her spare time such as quilting, sewing, reading, playing cards and traveling.
Marguerite was preceded in death by her loving husband, Guss L. Clark; her parents, two brothers, Walter and Thomas Meikle; two sisters, Marjorie Carter and Ardale Baker; two brothers-in-law, Corydon Carter and Howard Baker; three (Meikle) sisters-in-law, Juanita, Bernice, and Lila; and one baby grandson.
Those left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Carla (J. Darryl) James of Vienna, and Janis (Ron) Kurtz of Louisville, KY; four grandchildren, Darryl, Michael, Lisa and Brad; four great grandchildren, Darryl Anthony, Josh, Sydney and Addison; one great-great grandchild, Hailey; and two brothers, Arnold (June) Meikle and Robert Meikle.
Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Selby-Simpson Funeral Home with burial at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna, OH. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service celebrating Marguerite’s life will be held at a later date, to be announced.
The family would like to thank Shepherd of the Valley in Niles and Celtic Hospice for their kind and loving care of Marguerite. The family would also like to suggest that any material contributions in Marguerite’s honor be made to the Fowler United Methodist Church, Fowler, OH, 44418, or to Celtic Hospice, 3530 Belmont Ave., Suite 7, Youngstown, OH., 44505.
To celebrate the life of Marguerite Sara (Meikle) Clark, 93, who passed away on February 20, 2011, a memorial service will be held in her honor on Saturday, June 4, 2011. The service will be held at Chapel Mausoleum, CrownHillBurialPark, 3966 Warren-Sharon Road in Vienna, OH. Visitation is at 10:30am and the memorial service will begin at 11:00am. Family and friends are invited to share in this tribute to Marguerite, and lunch will be provided following the service at the Fowler United Methodist Church in Fowler, OH.
Helen S. Ferguson
1916 - 2011
Port Royal, SC - Helen S. Ferguson, born October 26, 1916, passed away peacefully into the loving hands of God, on February 21, 2011, at River Oaks Convalescent Center in Port Royal, South Carolina.
She was born in Baggaley, Pennsylvania to John and Mary Sotak.
She was the widow of John E. Ferguson and was preceded in death by her parents, brothers; John, Andrew and George, and sisters: Ann and Margaret.
She had been living in South Carolina for the past six years, having moved from Warren, Ohio, where she was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church for many years.
She is survived and will be deeply missed by her son, John E. (Lorraine) Ferguson, Jr. of Beaufort, South Carolina, grandchildren: Theresa (Jorge) Saez of Pompano Beach, Florida, John E. (Diane) Ferguson III of Chantilly, Virginia, and Craig Ferguson also of Pompano Beach, Florida. She also leaves a sister, Mary Kistler of Las Vegas, Nevada and Joseph (Mary) Sotak of Ohio in addition to six great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
Family and friends my call from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Friday, at Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum in Vienna, OH. A prayer service will follow at 2:00 pm, officiated by Father Thomas Eisweirth.
Entombment will take place at Crown Hill Burial Park.
Muriel W. Kovack
1922 - 2011
Niles - Muriel Weddell Kovack, 88, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles.
Muriel was born April 8, 1922 in Guys Mills, PA, the daughter of Stanford C. and Mae (Cross) Weddell.
She was a homemaker who loved her family and enjoyed gardening.
She was a member of the Southington Post of the American Legion.
Survivors include two children, Sandra (Harry) Quinby of Southington and Bert (Barbara) Kovack of Lake Milton; five grandchildren, Dennis (Paula) Quinby, Scott (Elizabeth) Quinby, Mark (Brandi) Quinby, Jennifer (Jason) Hersey and Jeff Kovack; eight great grandchildren; and a sister, Marion (William) Hart of Southington.
Muriel was preceded in death by her husband, Bert Kovack, whom she married April 15, 1945; three brothers, Carl, Ray and Lester Weddell; and two sisters, Helen Gano and Ruth Smith.
Private services have been held.
The family would like to thank the Southington Volunteer Fire Department for all their kindness and consideration during Muriel’s illness, and request any material contributions be sent to: The Southington Fire Department, 4361 State Route 305, Southington, OH, 44470.
Burial has taken place at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.