Monthly Archives: August 2019

Edward Dwight Ruth

Edward Dwight Ruth, age 88, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away with his family by his side at Holzer of Gallipolis on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. He was born Sept. 11, 1930 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Cecil and Dora Ruth. He was a graduate of Oak Hill High School, Class of 1948.… Read More »

Delbert “Randy” Pittenger

Randy Pittenger, 63, of Wellston, Ohio, “went home” on Friday morning, August 30, 2019, at Edgewood Manor of Wellston. He was born in Wellston on September 3, 1955, to the late John Delbert ” Deb” Pittenger and Helen June Forrest Pittenger. He was a self emlpoyed truck driver. In his spare time, he loved fishing… Read More »

Nancy P. Kibler

Nancy P. Kibler, age 88, of Wellston, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at her home.  She was born prematurely at home to William Arvel Hampton and Nancy Louise Wells Hampton in Lee City, Kentucky on April 1, 1931, weighing nearly 3 lbs.  Nancy’s great-grandmother told everyone that preemies didn’t live past the age of… Read More »

Randy Erskin Stewart

Randy Erskin Stewart, 51, formerly from Wellston, Ohio, passed away Aug. 20, 2019 where he resided in Daytona Beach, Florida. His memorial (Celebration of Life) service will be held at American Legion Post 371, Wellston, OH on Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. Randy was born Oct. 21, 1968 in Gallipolis, Ohio to Alma (Womeldorf) and… Read More »

Dean S. Miller

Dean S. Miller passed away peacefully at home at the age of 97, on Aug. 23, 2019. Dean had stored up many precious memories during his lifetime, and he enjoyed sharing his stories with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, along with bits of wisdom and words of advice, as to equip them on their own… Read More »

Ralph Eldon Souders

Kindhearted. Loving. Humble. Forgiving. These are but a few words that describe Ralph Eldon Souders, 69, of Wellston, who passed away on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born on April 5, 1950, in Coalton, Ohio, son of the late Jefferson and Auretta (Schart) Souders. Ralph was… Read More »

Marvin Edward Radabaugh

Marvin Edward Radabaugh, age 75, of Oak Hill, passed away at Holzer Medical Center of Jackson, on Aug. 23, 2019.  He was born July 22, 1944, to the late Edward Radabaugh and Mabel (Coon) Radabaugh of Malinta, Ohio. In addition to his parents, Marvin was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Destiny. He is survived… Read More »

Lenora Lena (Sharp) Stiltner

Lenora Lena (Sharp) Stiltner, age 85, of Oak Hill, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 at her home.  She was born Aug. 14, 1934 in Oak Hill to the late James Andrew Sharp and Katie (Hughes) Sharp.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Anderson Stiltner, of Phelps, KY, daughter, Lena Mae Stiltner, and… Read More »

Linda Gail Sharp

Linda Gail Sharp, age 63, of McArthur, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.  She was born Aug. 31, 1955 in Xenia, Ohio. Linda was a 1973 graduate of Wellston High School.  She was a former employee of General Mills and Lackey’s PDQ.  Family meant everything to Linda.  She… Read More »

James “Jim” A. Rister

James “Jim” A. Rister, age 62, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 at Holzer of Gallipolis. He was born April 21, 1958 to the late Leslie Rister Sr. and Mildred (Seels) Rister. Jim is survived by brothers, Floyd (Ruby) Rister of Jackson, Ohio and Leslie Rister Jr. of Jackson, Ohio; sisters, Judith Martin of Oak… Read More »

Johnny S. Thacker

Johnny S. Thacker, 86, of Hamden, Ohio, went home peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday morning, Aug. 22, 2019, at Holzer Medical Center-Gallipolis. He was born in Wellston, Ohio, Jan. 27, 1933, son of the late John L. Thacker and Hazel McKinnis Thacker. He was a 1951 graduate of Wellston High School… Read More »

John S. Queen

Rev. John S. Queen, age 96, of Wellston, Ohio, joyfully entered Heaven on July 16, 2019 following a short illness. He was born Oct. 28, 1922 in Edgar Co., Illinois to William L. and Cora M. Hall Queen. John was a graduate of Plattsburgh High School, Wittenberg University and the Chicago Theological Seminary. He served… Read More »

Linda Kay Kessler

Linda Kay Kessler, 78, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at 5:48 a.m. at her residence.  Linda was born Feb. 21, 1941, in Springfield, Ohio to Paul Franklin and Doris Bell McAdam Maddux. She was a 1959 graduate of Shawnee High School and lived most of her life in Springfield before… Read More »

Patricia J. “Pat” Bozzuto

Patricia J. “Pat” Bozzuto, age 73, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Edgewood Manor in Wellston.  She was born May 29, 1946 in Newark, New York, daughter of the late Gabriel DeToye and Mary Ann Desain DeToye. Pat was a former nurse’s aide.  She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, camping and walking the trails… Read More »

Betty Jane Terry

Betty Jane Terry, 87, formerly of Jackson, passed from her earthly life into her eternal life, reuniting with her beloved family who passed before her on Aug. 17 at 12:37 p.m. in Heartland of Chillicothe. Betty was born Sept. 22, 1931, the youngest of nine children, to Pearl and Bessie (Tomlinson) Cash. She was united… Read More »