MILLERSBURG -- James Ray Bertsch, 69, of Millersburg, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, at LifeCare Hospice, Wooster. Graveside services were Monday, April 8, 2017, at 2 p.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, where military rites also were conducted by Killbuck VFW.
WINESBURG -- Alma J. Miller, 69, of Winesburg, passed away into Glory peacefully on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the Community Hospice House in New Philadelphia, with her husband at her side. Alma was born in Millersburg on Jan.
BIG PRAIRIE -- Stephen Sprang, 74, of Big Prairie passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, at West View Healthy Living in Wooster following a period of declining health. He was born Nov. 19, 1942, in Ashland to John E. and Bertha (Cross) Sprang.
SHREVE -- Eli M. Miller, 73, 1549 Harrison Road, Shreve, died Friday morning, May 5, 2017, at his home. He was born Feb. 14, 1944, in Holmes County, to the late Monroe J.S. and Annie D. (Miller) Miller and married Amanda D. Yoder on June 15, 1967. She preceded him in death on June 8, 2012.
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SUGARCREEK -- Betty Marie Ault-Kinsey passed away at the age of 95 on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Truman Hospice House in New Philadelphia. Betty was born Jan. 6, 1922 in Belmont County to the late Carl and Lena (Fitch) Ault. She grew up with four brothers and sisters.
LOUDONVILLE -- Angela M. Plant, 86, of Loudonville died Saturday evening, April 29, 2017, at Colonial Manor Health Care Center surrounded by her family. She was born Aug. 19, 1930, in Loudonville and was the daughter of Luke and Agatha (ne Gardner) Smithhisler.
Calling hours will be Monday, May 15 from 4-8 p.m. at Bunch Johnson Funeral Home, 705 Davie Ave., Statesville, N.C. Service of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at Grace Covenant Church, Cornelius. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville.
MILLERSBURG -- Walter W. Brown, 80, of Millersburg passed away suddenly on Friday, May 12, 2017, at his home. Funeral services were Monday, May 15, 2107, at 3 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with Pastor Steve Young officiating. Burial was in Walnut Creek Cemetery, Walnut Creek.
LOUDONVILLE -- John Tope Jr., 93, of Loudonville, died early Monday morning, May 15, 2017, at UH Samaritan Medical Center, Ashland, after an extended illness. John was born Aug. 4, 1923, in Lakeville, the son of the late John R.
ORRVILLE -- David R. Yoder, 77, 11585 Arnold Road, Orrville, died Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at his home after a period of declining health. He was born in Wayne County on June 30, 1939 to the late Roman and Mary (Gingerich) Yoder, and married Elizabeth R. Mast on Dec. 22, 1960.
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JEROMESVILLE -- John L. Conner, 79, of Jeromesville, passed away suddenly Wednesday, April 26, 2017. He was born on Dec. 6, 1937, in Big Prairie to Ralph and Ella Mae (Gruver) Conner and was a 1955 graduate of Big Prairie-Lakeville High School. He also attended Ashland College.
SUGARCREEK -- Joe N. Miller, 83, of Sugarcreek, died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Union Hospital following a brief illness. He was born Feb. 16, 1934, in Holmes County to Noah D. and Elizabeth (ne Stutzman) Miller.
MILLERSBURG -- Marcia J. Schie, 80, of Millersburg passed away peacefully Saturday, May 6, 2017, surrounded by her family following an extended illness. Memorial services were 11 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2017, at the First Presbyterian Church of Millersburg with the Rev.
FRESNO -- Jacob N. Yoder, 95, 32940 State Route 643, Fresno, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at his residence. He was born Jan. 16, 1922 in Holmes County to the late Noah J. and Sarah (Hershberger) Yoder, and married Mary Ann Troyer on Jan. 16, 1947. She survives.
CANTON -- Robert A. Cox, 71, of Canton passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Scenic Pointe Nursing Home, Millersburg, after an extended illness. Services were held Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, where military rites were conducted.
SUGARCREEK -- Janet N. Burrier, 83, of Sugarcreek died Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Park Village Nursing Home in Dover after a brief illness. She was born July 22, 1933, in Sugarcreek to the late Cletus and Bernice (Shutt) Troyer, and married Frank Burrier. He died Oct. 1, 1996.
BALTIC -- Esther J. Yoder, 67, 5330 County Road 59, Baltic, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 10, 1949, in Holmes County to the late Jonas D. and Edna P. (Hershberger) Troyer, and married Andrew J. Yoder on March 24, 1970. He survives.
WARSAW -- Marilyn Eleanor Krownapple, 68, died Sunday, April 30, 2017 at her home. She was born Sept. 7, 1948 in Burbank to the late Paul W. and Mary J. (Miller) Sampsel. She was a big fan of "Jamboree in the Hills," which she attended with her husband for 20 years.
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WOOSTER -- Miriam R. Miller, 61, a resident of the Wayne County Care Center and formerly of Mount Eaton, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. She was born in Wooster on Dec. 30, 1955 to the late Roman and Verna (Mullet) Miller and lived most of her life in Mount Eaton.
APPLE CREEK -- Ruth Ann Coblentz, 50, of Apple Creek, beloved wife of Bobby Coblentz, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at her home after an extended illness.