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Gary P. Busby

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Together Again

Gary P. Busby, age 79, of Jewett passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Community Hospice House, New Philadelphia surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness.

Born September 27, 1934 in Germano he was a son of the late Dwain and Nellie Kuhn Busby. He graduated from Jewett High School in 1952 and was a Sergeant in the US Army stationed in Germany from 1957-1959. He worked at Wheeling-Pitt Steel Co. rail yard in Mingo Junction for 42 years retiring in 1996.

Gary loved Jewett and was an active member of the Jewett United Methodist Church, where he had served as a Trustee. He was also a former member of the Jewett VFD and EMS and Jewett Garden Club. He also belonged to various bowling teams at Valie Lanes in Jewett and enjoyed woodworking.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Doris A. Strausbaugh Busby on October 17, 2012 and a granddaughter Megan Busby.

Surviving are his sons Bret (Kim) Busby of Uhrichsville and Marc (Tammy) Busby of Gahanna; granddaughters Hollie (Jacob) Upperman of Lancaster, Army CPT Justine (Paul) Drockton stationed in South Korea and Mia and Tanya Busby both of Gahanna; great granddaughters Nora Upperman and Leslie Drockton; brothers Dwight (Chris) Busby of Jewett, Richard (Nancy) Busby of Canton and Ronnie (Marianne) Busby of St. Clairsville and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Hester Hudson officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Jewett. Friends may call two hours prior to the service Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Phila., 44663 or Jewett United Methodist Church, PO Box 377, Jewett 43986.

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Bayli Jay DiLoreto

Bayli Jay DiLoreto, two week old infant daughter of Jacob DiLoreto and Brittany Cunningham of 86082 Fife Rd., Cadiz, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Akron Children's Hospital from a staph infection. She was born July 1, 2014 in Union Hospital, Dover.

In addition to her parents she is survived by grandparents Penny DiLoreto of New Athens, Sharon and Mike Bocek of Cadiz and Scott Cunningham and Susan Lewis of Cadiz; great grandparents Monte and Esther Frashure of Cadiz, France Crawford of Piney Fork and Harry and Sylvia Albright of Conotton; aunts and uncles Ashley and Bubby Huffman of New Athens, Michael Bocek of St. Clairsville, Amanda and Kenny Lucas of Martins Ferry, Jason and Mal DiLoreto of Piney Fork and Wyatt Cunningham of Cadiz and cousins Ava Huffman, Dakota Bocek and Ali, Baby Jason, K.J. and Jaylyn DiLoreto.

Preceding her in death are her grandfather Jay DiLoreto and great grandparents Joe and Audrey Bocek.

Services will be held Saturday at noon in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Mike Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in Conotton Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to the service from 10 am to noon. 

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Robert H. "Swede" Bower

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Robert H. "Swede" Bower, age 83, of Scio, lost his battle with Alzheimer's Disease Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Harrison County Home, Cadiz.

Born July 27, 1930 in Scio he was a son of the late Clyde W Bower and Mabelle Bosart Bower. He attended Culver Military Academy and was a 1948 graduate of Scio High School where he excelled in sports, especially football and basketball. He was a third generation owner and operator of Bower Merchandise Mart in Scio which later became Bower Gun Mart.

Robert enjoyed time off hunting, trap shooting, playing cards and playing pool.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Louise "Peachy" Bower a sister Shirley Montgomery and his companion Shirley Piatt.

Surviving are his brother Dr. Gordon H. Bower and wife Sharon of Palo Alto, CA; sons Robert Michael and wife Marlene and Gordon Mitchell and his wife Mary all of Scio; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Services will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Dixie Hendricks officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Scio. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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George R. Palmer

George R. Palmer, 76, of Kilgore, died Monday, June 23, 2014 in Cleveland Clinic following a brief illness.

Born September 24, 1937, in Loudon Twp, Carroll Co. to the late Wallace and Laura (Shepherd) Palmer. He was a 1955 graduate of Carrollton High School and a U.S. Army veteran, serving in German. He grew up on a dairy farm and was an active member of the Carrollton FFA chapter, earning his State Degree in 1954. He was a founding member of the Perry Twp. VFD and was a member of the United Mine Workers.

His pride and joy was his business, George Palmer Trucking, which he owned for 51 years, turning it over to his son recently.

On September 24, 1988, he married Linda (Custer), who preceded him in death September 26, 2013.

Survivors include one brother, Elmer "Jake" Palmer of Kilgore; two sisters Nancy Fisher of Scio and Emma Blasiman of Alliance; four sons Ray (Dusty) of Bowerston, Terry (Robin) of Kilgore, Andy (Annette) of Minerva and Corey of Florida; two daughters Jennifer Kaser of Carrollton and Tracy (Jeff) Kennedy of Kilgore; 15 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 am in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Mike Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in Perrysville Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the funeral home.

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Fred Eugene Case

Fred Eugene Case, age 72, a resident at Hennis Care Center, Dover, formerly of Jewett, died Friday, June 20, 2014 in Union Hospital, Dover after a period of declining health.

Born August 27, 1941 in Adena he was a son of the late Ralph E. Case and Zola Irene White Case. He was a heavy equipment operator for Republic Steel for 20 years and had been the Harrison County Dog Warden. He enjoyed being outdoors, visiting with friends and was a sports fan.

Surviving are his daughters Kristen Campise and Deeann Ajanel both of New Philadelphia; six grandchildren Evan, Justina, Julian, Koda, Rane and Isis and an uncle George (Sara) Case of New Philadelphia.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 pm in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Roger Zimmerman officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service from noon to 2 pm. 

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Jacqueline E. "Jackie" Caldwell

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Jacqueline E. "Jackie" Caldwell, age 64, died suddenly Monday, June 9, 2014 at her home in Bowerston.

Born March 13, 1950 in Dennison she was a daughter of the late Edward "Bud" Sinsell and Doris Strautman Sinsell. She was a 1968 graduate of Scio High School where she enjoyed playing saxophone in the band. She worked for 5 years at General Telephone and was always willing to babysit for family and friends.

Jackie was a member of the Scio United Methodist Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and quilting and she loved cats.  

Surviving are her husband Howard "Woody" Caldwell, who she married July 21, 1973; children Brock Caldwell of Peebles, OH, Ashley (Matt) Beale of LaVerne CA and Tiffany (Jon) Penix of Dover; three grandchildren Derek and Ryan Beale and Reese Penix; a sister Dawn (Alan) Cope of Cadiz and a brother Robert (Connie) Sinsell of Streetsboro.

She was preceded in death by her stillborn son Erik Caldwell.

A memorial service celebrating the life Jacqueline E. "Jackie" Caldwell, age 64, of Bowerston, who passed away suddenly June 9, 2014 will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Scio United Methodist Church with Pastor Deborah Kellar officiating. Koch Funeral Home, Scio has been entrusted with her arrangements. 

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Robert N. Heidy

Robert N. Heidy, age 56, of Moscow, Ohio, formerly of Scio, died suddenly Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at his home.

Born October 31, 1957 in Alexandria, VA he was a son of Marjorie Magee Heidy of Scio and the late William Heidy, Sr. Robert graduated from Scio High School and served in the US Navy. He was a self employed personal trainer in Moscow, Ohio.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his brother William Heidy, Jr. of Scio.

Private services will be held by the family. Koch Funeral Home, Scio has been entrusted with his services.

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Clifford Paul Quinn

Clifford Paul Quinn, 75, of New Rumley, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in Akron General Hospital from injuries sustained in a construction accident.

Born November 8, 1938 in Lumberport, WV he was a son of the late Okey William Quinn and Maggie Lindsey Quinn. He was a US Army veteran and retired from Lumberport-Shinnston Gas Co.  

Clifford was a member of the Gen. George A. Custer Memorial Association where he was currently serving as vice president. He enjoyed gardening and being outdoors. But what he loved most was spending time with his family.  

Surviving are his wife Jacqueline Van Horn Quinn who he married November 8, 1991; children Eddy, Terry and Debbie Sampson, Lynn Frame, Paula Maxwell, and Paul and George McElroy all of WV, Helen McElroy Miller of Carrollton, Andrea McElroy of Wintersville and Savanah McElroy-Quinn-Mitchel of New Rumley; sisters Tillie Shaver of New Rumley and Dolly Adams of Lumberport, WV; seventeen grandchildren, with another one on the way, and eight great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son Jason McElroy, two brothers and two sisters.  

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held Friday at 7 pm in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Bob Coleman officiating. Visitation wiil be held two hours prior to the service from 5-7 pm at the funeral home. 

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Betty Irene Ash

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Betty Irene Ash, 72, of Newcomerstown was called to be with her lord Saturday morning. She was born April 1st 1942, the oldest daughter of 6 children to Ernest and Edith Riley. Surviving siblings are Ernest (Beverly) Riley of Richmond, Oh., Laura (Herbert) Greathouse of New Cumberland, WV., and Glenn (Diane Kirkpatrick) Riley of Steubenville, Oh. Preceding her in death: both mother and father, husband James E. Ash, companion Gene Huff, daughter's Christina Brandon (10 months) and Melissa Ash (18), and two sibling's, Forest Riley, and Doris Keener.

Betty and Jim were married August 24, 1966 and shared a large family that they were both very proud of. They are survived by: Kathy (Gene) Derheimer of Carrollton, Oh., Charles (Becky) Brandon of Cadiz, Oh., Darla West of New Philadelphia, Oh., Cindy Ash of Kilgore, Oh., Roberta (Charles) Nation of Bowerston, Oh., James (Crystal) Ash of Bowerston, Oh., and Roseanna Ash of Bowerston, Oh. They were blessed with 20 grandchildren, 8 step grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Betty had many nieces and nephews that were very special to her. Her home was always open to anyone and many other children called it their home over the years.

Betty was born at home in Cadiz, Oh. and always remained local. She was an amazing woman, who worked hard and accomplished a lot during her time with us. Betty and Jim owned and operated several businesses throughout the years. She was an auctioneer and was part of the Scio Pottery family and later she worked as a nurse's aid.  She was dedicated to every job and took great pride in her accomplishments. Her greatest joy in life was her family; Betty always took time teaching her children and grandchildren how to be successful and independent. She was a caregiver and made sure that everyone had what he or she needed. She had a very deep belief and love for God. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, crocheting, traveling and reading.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 am at Koch Funeral Home in Scio, Oh. She will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Cemetery in Hopedale, Oh. Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association.

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Olive Marie Arnold Thompson

Olive Marie Arnold Thompson, age 88, of Scio passed away Friday, May 9, 2014 at Community Hospice House, New Philadelphia following an extended illness.

Born April 23, 1926 in Perry Twp., Carroll Co. she was a daughter of the late Samuel Washington Arnold and Anna Stull Arnold. She worked at the Scio Pottery for 27 years where she was a shrink packer. She retired in 1986 when the Pottery closed.

Olive was a member of the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church near Dennison and she enjoyed crocheting, baking and making candy.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Thompson, Sr. on August 7, 2003, an infant daughter Helen Thompson, a granddaughter Dana Decker and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are her children Donna (Dave) Carter of Scio, Sandra (Dave) Pasiuk of Carrollton, Linda (Mike) Higgins of Leesville and John Thompson, Jr. of Scio; sisters Nancy Scott of Bowerston and Vina Smith and Dorothy Vint both of Carrollton; sisters-in-law Frances Thompson of Cadiz and Janet Bond of Freeport; nine grandchildren;  eleven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews

Services will be held Monday at 1 pm in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Rev Larry Malterer officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Jewett.  Friends may call Monday prior to the service from 11 am to 1 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice House, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, 44663.

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Koch Funeral Home
Sheila D Koch
101 W Main Street
PO Box 193
Scio, OH 43988-0193

Phone: (740) 945-6161
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