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Obituaries

Charlotte R. Miller

Charlotte R. Miller, age 89, passed away on February 25, 2021, at the Hospice House in Poland following a brief illness. Mrs. Miller was born on January 2, 1932, in Washington, Pennsylvania, and lived in this area most of her life. The daughter of the late Frederick D. and Mary Ankrom, ...

Robert ‘Bob’ C. Franket

COLUMBIANA — Robert ‘Bob’ C. Franket, 69, passed away at his home in Columbiana on early Monday, February 22, 2021. Bob was born on July 25, 1951, in Salem, a son of the late Sheldon and Jensie M. (Colaizzi) Franket. He worked at Fairfield Machine as a machinist since the age of 14, ...

James D. ‘Jimmy’ Calkins

LISBON, OHIO — James D. “Jimmy” Calkins, 51, of Lisbon passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. Jimmy was born in Torrance, CA on March 15, 1969. He was a graduate of Beaver Local High School class of 1987 and graduated from YSU with a ...

Larry R. Blakeley, Sr.

WELLSVILLE: Larry R. Blakeley, Sr., 81, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021 at his home in Wellsville after a brief illness. Larry was born on May 12, 1939, in East Liverpool, OH, the son of the late Leroy and Ina (Delong) Blakeley. He lived in the area his entire life. Larry graduated ...

Death Notices

Connie Dattilio MADISON TOWNSHIP — Connie Rae (Burton) Dattilio, 55, of Madison Township, formerly of Columbiana and Lisbon, died Tuesday evening at her home due to a house fire. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremations Services, Salem. 2/26/21

Charles ‘Chuck’ L. Hoffmaster

Charles “Chuck” Lee Hoffmaster, 80, of Columbiana, passed away peacefully of natural causes at Cleveland Clinic with family at his side on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Born November 20, 1940, in Youngstown, Ohio, he was the son of Jean (Campbell) and William Brecount Hoffmaster. He was a ...

Walter Edgar Kyser

COLUMBIANA — Walter Edgar Kyser, 90, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at his home in Columbiana. Walter was born July 11, 1930 at home in Columbiana, the son of Roland E. and Alice Mary (Walter) Kyser. A 1948 Fairfield Centralized High School graduate, he married Dorothea Culp on ...

Willis ‘Flick’ Rupert, Jr.

New Waterford — Willis “Flick” Rupert, Jr., age 93, of New Waterford, died on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Ivy Woods Manor in North Lima. He was born on November 24, 1927 in New Waterford, son of the late Willis R. Rupert, Sr. and Emma Van Skiver Rupert. Willis had worked as a ...

Betty J. Borroni

Hallandale Beach — Betty J. Borroni, age 88, of Hallandale Beach, died on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 following an auto accident in Florida. Mrs. Borroni was born on July 15, 1932 in Columbiana, OH, daughter of the late Samual and Sadie Buhecker Welsh and had been residing in Florida the ...

Ernest D. Martin

COLUMBIANA — Ernest D. Martin, Pastor of Midway Mennonite Church from 1951 to 1989, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 19, 2021, at the age of 96. Son of Daniel C. and Mamie (Yoder) Martin, Ernest married Rosetta M. Blosser on August 28, 1949. He leaves three children Susan ...