CHESTER-Artis Calhoun, 87, longtime area resident died on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at Stone Pear Pavilion in Chester, W.Va. She was born in Newell, W.Va. on July 20, 1926 and was a daughter of the late Rollie and Ruth (Enoch) Brown.
Living her entire life in this area, she was a 1944 graduate of Chester High School, attended Park College in MO and Geneva College and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lisbon. Before her retirement in 2000, Artis was the Life Styles Editor for The East Liverpool Review. Prior to working at The Review, she worked at Globe Brick, Patterson Industries, American Vitrified and was a Notary Public. In 1938 she was a member of the Christian Women's Temperance League. Artis was a Past President of East Liverpool Beauceant, Assembly 71 and in 1986 she served on the Salvation Army Advisory Board. In 1990, Mrs. Calhoun was the first woman member of the East Liverpool Lions Club, going on to serve as President, receiving the Melvin Jones Fellowship and was a Guiding Lion for the West Point Club. A member of the New Century Club, she was on the Executive Board of United Way of Southern Columbiana County in 1992 and for many years she was active the East Liverpool City Hospital Auxiliary.
Her husband, Paul M. Calhoun, Jr., whom she married in Jan. 1947, died on July 1984.
She is survived by two sons: Terry P. Calhoun and his wife Sheila of Ann Arbor, Mich. and Randy S. Calhoun and his wife Melody of Lisbon, Ohio; one daughter: Sharon Piverotto and her husband John of East Liverpool, Ohio; one sister: Ann Brown Reed of Chester, W.Va.; seven grandchildren: Juli Calhoun Johnson and her husband Tim of Lisbon, Ohio, Jenni Calhoun Morrell and her husband Frank of Lisbon, Ohio, Adam Piverotto and his wife Billie Jo of Lake Mary, Fla., Paul A. Piverotto and wife, Jennifer, of Green Acres, Fla., Ruth Calhoun of Manhattan, N.Y., Ben Calhoun of Ypsilanti, Mich. and Abby Calhoun of Ypsilanti, Mich. as well as ten great-grandchildren: Joshua Cook, Courtney Morrell, Kailee Piverotto , Frank Morrell, Jr., Emily Steves, Ellen Piverotto, Jason Steves, Felisha Piverotto, Artis Piverotto and Zach Johnson as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by one brother: Rollie Brown, Jr. and one sister: Naomi Brown Koteski.
A Memorial Service is being planned at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Pam Gable of the Church officiating. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to services and are invited to join with them for food and fellowship at the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Hospitality Center in East Liverpool following the service.
Inurnment will take place in Columbiana County Memorial Park.
Family & friends may view this obituary, sign the guestbook or send condolences online at www.altmeyer.com