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Obituaries

Frances H. ‘Fran’ Hipsley

WELLSVILLE — Frances H. “Fran” Hipsley, 82, of Wellsville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at East Liverpool City Hospital. She was born May 27, 1937, in East Liverpool, the daughter of the late Daniel and Catherine (Natale) Cataldo. In addition to her parents, Fran was preceded in ...

Jeffrey M. Weekley

WELLSVILLE — “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race...” - Jeffrey M. Weekley, 72, devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, educator and friend, lost his battle with cancer on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. He passed away peacefully at his home in Wellsville, surrounded by his ...

Susan English

CHESTER — Susan English, 62, of Phoenix Avenue, in Chester, W.Va. passed away on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. She was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on Aug. 3, 1957 to the late Paul and Naomi (Brown) Koteski of Chester, W.Va. A member of the 1975 graduating class of Oak Glen High School. She was ...

Gary Lemmon

TORONTO — Gary L. Lemmon, 71, of Toronto passed away at his home Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. He was born March 31, 1948 in Steubenville, Ohio the son of the late John Uhler Lemmon and Katherine (Severs) Dunkle. He was a 1967 graduate of Mingo Junction High School. He served his country ...

Service Schedule

Helen Johnston — 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Kerr-Pastore Funeral Home. Burial in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation two hours prior to service. Schantelle Watthews — 7 p.m. Wednesday at Nixon Funeral Home. Visitation two hours prior to service. Violet McCoy — 11 a.m. Friday at Dawson Funeral ...

Violet C. McCoy

EAST LIVERPOOL – Violet C. McCoy, 82, of Y Camp Road, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at the Calcutta Health Care Center following a lengthy illness. Born Dec. 24, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Milevoy and Mary Balog Kernich. A homemaker, she was a member of the Moose Lodge ...

Kenneth Backus

PITTSBURGH — Kenneth “Kenny” F. Backus, 56, of Wellsville, passed away, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, following a lengthy illness. Born, Aug. 30, 1963, in Rochester, Pa., he was a son of Alice Reynolds Backus of Chester, W.Va. and the late Virgil ...

Service Schedule

Christopher Ruhl — 11 a.m. Wednesday, memorial at the Sunrise Homes, Lisbon. Burial in Lisbon Cemetery. Helen Johnston — 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Kerr-Pastore Funeral Home. Burial in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation two hours prior to service. Schantelle Watthews — 7 p.m. Wednesday at Nixon ...

Betty Corbisello

EAST LIVERPOOL — Betty Corbisello, born April 11, 1929 to the late Harold and Edith (Shaw) Ketchum, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at Calcutta Health Center. She moved back to Wellsville last year after residing in Arizona for 35 years. She was married to the late Benjamin Corbisello ...

Jean M. Putnam

YOUNGSTOWN — Jean M. (Croymans) Putnam, a daughter of the late Henry and Emma Kasuske Croymans, was born in Milbank, South Dakota on Aug. 18, 1952. 67 years old and a resident of East Liverpool, Jean passed away at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, following ...