Obituaries

Elizabeth Shaffer

Aug 15, 2022

 

Elizabeth “Betty” Elyse Ridgeway Shaffer returned to her heavenly home on August 15, 2022, just two days before her 96th birthday. She lived a long life full of contagious laughter that encouraged everyone who was lucky enough to meet her.

Betty was born in Trenton, NJ and raised in Uniontown, PA where she met and married her high school...

Vonda Bolen

Aug 10, 2022

 

Vonda L. Bolen, age 87, went home to be with the Lord on August 10, 2022.

She was born in Shinnston, WV on August 16, 1934 to the late Carl and Swanie Stalnaker. She retired from Ohio Edison and was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

Vonda was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Eunice Steese. She...

Teresa F. Ramnytz

Aug 4, 2022

Teresa, age 93, went home to be with our Lord on August 4, 2022. Teresa was born in Akron, OH and lived there most of her life. She moved several years ago to be with her daughter and family.

Teresa was a loving homemaker and caregiver. She loved fishing, vacations to Canada, shopping and being with her family and close...

Robert M. Dempsey

Aug 3, 2022

 

Robert M. Dempsey, age 79, passed away on August 3, 2022.

He was born in Akron on November 10, 1942 to the late Robert and Marian Dempsey. He was a SeaBee in the United States Navy and worked in construction for over 40 years. He was also a lifetime member of the Masons.

Bob was preceded in death by...

Mary Alice Plaster

Aug 1, 2022

 

Mary A. Plaster, age 101, went home to be with the Lord on August 1, 2022.

She was born in Russell County, VA on February 23, 1921 to the late John and Melissa Boyd. She sold real estate for 32 years, while also raising her family. Mary was an active member of Springfield Baptist Church for 75 years and...

Bonnie L. Factor

Jul 28, 2022

 

Born September 21st, 1945 in Bedford, OH, Bonnie passed away peacefully in her sleep July 28th, 2022.

Born to Helen and Larry Fidler, she went to Bedford High School. She married the love of her life, Gerry Factor, in 1968. They spent 47 years married until Gerry’s passing in 2015. She lived her life for her family. She loved...

Donna M. Thompson

Jul 27, 2022

 

Donna Thompson, age 89, was called home to be with her Lord on July 27, 2022 surrounded by family and loved ones.

Donna was born May 15, 1933, in Akron, Ohio to the late Harry and Rose Smith. She was a graduate of Springfield High School and Actual Business College. She was employed as a secretary by American Hard...

Rebecca L. Wilson

Jul 25, 2022

 

Rebecca L. Wilson, age 76, went home to be with the Lord on July 25, 2022.

Born on February 3, 1946 in Russell County, VA to the late Carey and Margaret Sigmon, she was a Uniontown resident for most of her life. Rebecca retired from Truax Restoration and was a member of Community Baptist Temple. She always looked forward...

Roberta M. Ryan

Jul 24, 2022

 

Roberta Mae Ryan, age 87, went home to be with Jesus July 24, 2022 after a courageous battle with ALS.

Born in Akron, Ohio she graduated from East High School and married the love of her life in 1952. She pursued her journey as a wife, mother, elementary teacher and coordinator of Career Education for the Akron Public Schools,...

James L. Rex

Jul 23, 2022

James “Jim” L. Rex, age 71, passed away July 23, 2022.

Born in Akron, he was a lifelong resident of the area. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1970. Jim retired from Kenmore Construction after 42 years and was a member of the Laborers Local Union 894. He enjoyed being in his garage and spending time with his...

Yvonne C. Crafton

Jul 20, 2022

 

Yvonne C. Crafton (nee Burd (nee Heggedus))

Yvonne unexpectedly went to her heavenly home on July 20, 2022.

In her own words…

I heard a voice calling me home today, I followed. Now I’m surrounded by the white light of Christ. Do not weep, for I am at peace with family who left before me.  Once again, I can hold...

Edna V. Pierce

Jul 19, 2022

Edna V. Pierce, age 76, passed away surrounded by her family July 19, 2022.

She was born in Mogadore on July 12, 1946 to the late John and Edna Murphy. Edna loved kids and could often be found babysitting. She was involved in sports, ranging from watching her children and grandchildren participate in their own sporting events to helping...

Doris J. Baker

Jul 19, 2022

Doris Jean Cogar (Moyer) Baker, 92, passed away July 19, 2022. She resided at Whitewood Village, N. Canton, Ohio, in Assisted Living until her passing. She was born in Wainville, WV on March 24, 1930. She was preceded in death by 1st husband, Donavon Moyer, and her second husband, Arza Baker; her mother, Della Eveline Cogar, and father, William Levi...

DeLoryes Jean Hicks

Jul 17, 2022

DeLoryes Jean Hicks, age 79, went home to be with the Lord on July 17, 2022, while surrounded by her family. Born in Beverly, WV, she lived most of her life in Green, Ohio with her husband of 63 years, Roger. DeLoryes enjoyed her family, quilting, cake decorating, crocheting, and spending time with her husband enjoying their antique cars. DeLoryes...

David A. VanderKaay

Jul 16, 2022

 

David A. VanderKaay, 75, of Hartville passed away suddenly, July 16th, while traveling overseas with his wife.

He was born May 26, 1947 to Maria and Adrian VanderKaay (deceased) and lived in Tallmadge growing up. He was a 1965 graduate of Tallmadge High school and 1970 graduate of Kent State University.

He was a true man of God and...

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