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Obituaries

Mildred Jackson

Rogers — Mildred F. Jackson, 101, a lifelong resident of Rogers, passed away 12:07 AM January 12, 2020 at her residence with family by her side. She was born June 30, 1918 in Mercer County, PA, the daughter of the late Frederick and Henrietta Richael Cooper. Mildred was a member of the ...

Larry Dowling

SALINEVILLE — Larry Robert Dowling, 78 of Salineville, died Jan 13, 2020 at home following a lengthy illness. Born Sept. 12, 1941 in Wellsville, he was the son to the late Robert S. Dowling and Evelyn Long Dowling. A lifetime area resident, he graduated from Wellsville High School in 1959 ...

Pearl Lonkert

EAST LIVERPOOL — Pearl J. Lonkert, 96, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Valley Oaks Health Care Center here after a lengthy illness. The daughter of the late William J. and Rebecca (Nesbit) Williams, she was born in Ernest, Pa. on March 21, 1923 and lived most of her life in the East ...

George Smearsoll

SALEM — George Smearsoll, 81, died at 10:44 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at the Salem Regional Medical Center. Born April 1, 1938 in Pemberville, Ohio, he was the son of Anna (Avers) Smearsoll and the late Paul Smearsoll. He was a machine maintenance mechanic for 24 years at KD Manufacturing ...

Dorothy McKinley

SALEM — Dorothy Elenor McKinley, 92, died at 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at her home Born May 3, 1927 in North Conway, N.H., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Ora (Sinnett) Phinney. A resident of the Salem area since 1958, she worked seven years as a waitress at the ...

Mary Lou Wendt

SALEM — Mary Lou Wendt, 74, died at 6:10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at the Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born March 19, 1945 in Canton, she was the daughter of the late Howard L. and Grace (Wortman) Sweitzer. A 1963 graduate of Marlington High School, she worked for the ...

Edward Andrew “Andy” Dickey

LEETONIA — Edward Andrew “Andy” Dickey, 44, died at 7:38 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at the Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. He was born July 6, 1975 in Salem, the son of Arnold A. Dickey Sr. and the late Marcia A. (Vulcan) Dickey. Andy was a member of the Greenford ...

Ruth E. Gorby

ROGERS — Ruth E. Gorby, 64, of Rogers, died on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at the Salem Regional Medical Center ER, Salem. She was born on May 21, 1955 in East Palestine, a daughter of the late Orville and Durita Hartman Ward. She was a lifelong area resident and had worked as a homemaker. ...

Howard Vincent Reith Jr.

EAST LIVERPOOL — Howard Vincent Reith Jr., of East Liverpool, formerly of Wellsville and Cleveland, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at his home following a brief illness. He was 75. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., March 27, 1944, he was a son of the late Howard and Ruth Kunold Reith, Sr. A ...

Pearl J. Lonkert

EAST LIVERPOOL — Pearl J. Lonkert, 96, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Valley Oaks Health Care Center in East Liverpool after a lengthy illness. Arrangements are pending at the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home in Calcutta. 1/13/20