Betty J. Partridge
1924 - 2011
Farmdale - Betty J. Partridge, 87, died Sunday evening, July 24, 2011 at Clare Bridge of Austintown .
Betty was born February 9, 1924 in Warren, the daughter of George and Mae (Bishop) Hawn.
She was a homemaker, was an avid seamstress and loved to crochet. Betty inspired and helped make 50 afghans for orphans in Africa.
She married her soul mate, Emerson A. Partridge, in August of 1943. He passed on May 7, 2006.
Betty leaves behind two daughters, Marguerite Dianne Ashmore of Utah and Janet (Jim) Stowers of Johnston Twp. Ohio; a sister Dolly Costas of Fla; and ten grandchildren, Robert, Yvonne Ashmore, Marty Ashmore, Shawn Ashmore, Roger Ashmore, Rachel Ashmore, Djuanna Sumsion, Donna Jean Deemer, Jimmy Stowers and Natalie Partridge; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Beside her husband of more than 60 years, Betty is preceded in death by her parents, and her son, Roger.
Calling hours will be held Thursday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm, with the funeral service to follow at 1:00 pm at Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum in Vienna, where Pastor William Carter will be officiating.
Burial will take place in Crown Hill Burial Park.
Selby Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
1922 - 2011
Warren - Mary Zickefoose, 89, died Monday, July 25, 2011 at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
Mary was born July 17, 1922 in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of Steve and Teriz ( Saudula) Semko.
Mary was employed by Republic Steel as a housekeeping supervisor for 15 years.
Mary loved her family, gardening and was a seamstress. She upholstered furniture and enjoyed a variety of crafts.
She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, the Blue Star Mothers, the 700 Club and was a foster parent through Feed the Children.
Her husband, the late Elmer J. Zickefoose whom she married April 6, 1949, died July 23, 2005.
She leaves behind her sons, David E (Darlene) Zickefoose of Warren, Robert L. Zickefoose of Howland, Thomas A. (Marian) Zickefoose of Canfield, Neal (Sue) Zickefoose of Vienna and John (Jay) and Helen (Penny) of Howland; daughters, Theresa (Gary) Johnson of Warren and Sandra (Bruce) Bowers of Champion; a sister Helen Preece of Howland. Mary also leaves behind 21 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Her parents, husband, two brothers, John and Steve; a sister, Margaret Semko; a grandchild, Mary; and a great-grandchild Daisy preceded her in death.
Calling hours will be 5:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday at Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum, with the funeral service Friday at 11:00 am, also at Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum in Vienna.
Burial will take place at Crown Hill Burial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Gideon Society in her memory. PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800, or to St. James Catholic Church. 2106 Arbor Ave. SE, Warren, OH 44484-5225.