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Roy C. Young

Roy C. Young, age 78, of Scio, formerly of North Lawrence, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Union Hospital, Dover after a brief illness.

Born February 8, 1936 in Findlay he was the adopted son of David and Mary Young. He was a small engine mechanic for Bair Tractor Sales in North Canton for 22 years, Ed Long, Inc. in Carrollton for 9 years and Lowe's in New Philadelphia for 7 years, retiring in 2003.

Roy enjoyed fishing and camping in his RV with his wife of 59 years, Mary Smith Young, They were married June 17, 1954. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter Laura (Bob) Samsa of Canal Fulton, a son Dave Young of Massillon and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son Richard "Rick" Young and a daughter Linda Mandeville.

Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at Koch Funeral Home, Scio. Burial services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 525 North Broad St, Canfield, OH 44406.

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Oma E. Ralston

Oma E. Ralston, age 79, of Scio died Monday, April 14, 2014 at Carriage Inn Nursing Home, Cadiz after a lengthy illness.

Born January 30, 1935 in Hagerstown she was a daughter of the late James P. Cotter and Opal King Cotter. She graduated from Conotton Valley High School in 1954 and worked at the Scio Pottery Co. for 12 years but the job she enjoyed most was being a homemaker.

Oma was a devoted 50 year member of the Hanover Methodist Church and was a member of their Methodist Women's group. She was also a member of the Scio Civic Club.

Surviving are a daughter Carla (Roy) Maxwell of Cadiz; a step daughter Sue (Randy) Case of Sherrodsville; grandchildren Kerri (Rick) Roghelia of Scio and James D. "JD" (Shadaire) Barker of Cadiz and step grandsons Greg (Carolyn) Case of Hopedale and Tim Case of Washington; great grandchildren Preston and Parker Haney of Scio, Avery and Hunter Patterson of Cadiz and Sabrina and Gerald Case of Hopedale; a sister Jane Warner of Uhrichsville; brothers Edgar (Maryanna) Cotter of Bowerston and Mervin "Toby" (Jane) Cotter of New Philadelphia and a sister-in-law Virginia Craigmile of Michigan and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, James E. Ralston, on January 27, 1998, an infant daughter Karen Ralston and two brothers and a sister.

Services will be held Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 3 pm in Hanover Methodist Church with Pastor Roger Zimmerman officiating. Friends may call prior to the service from 12 - 3 pm at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hanover Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Jerry Valdinger, 36880 Gundy Ridge Rd., Scio 43988. Koch Funeral Home, Scio has been entrusted with her arrangements.

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Clifford Roy Boggs

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Clifford Roy Boggs age 64, born in Akron OH, and a resident of Jewett OH for the past 34 years, passed away on April 9, 2014. He is a retired electrician from IBEW local 306 where he worked for 37 years.

He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Terri of 34 years, his loving children Sara Taggart (Adam), Staci Heldreth (Buck), Holt Boggs (Laura), Autumn Boggs, and Fawn Boggs; and 5 adoring grandchildren Harlee, Riley, Troy, Ty, and Annie. He was preceded in death by his father, Guy Boggs. He is survived by his mother Irene and sisters, Pat Bell, Karen Sontag, Wendy Neff (John), and his brother Tom Boggs (Diane).

He will truly be missed by family and friends. The family will hold private services. They would like to thank Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County for all their loving care. Koch Funeral Home, Scio has been entrusted with his arrangements.

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Gilbert R. Schoolcraft

Gilbert R. Schoolcraft, 83, of 3069 Amsterdam Rd. SE, Scio, died Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Minerva Eldercare after a short illness.

Born June 26, 1930 in Roane Co., WV he was a son of the late Homer and Ada Perkins Schoolcraft. Gilbert worked at the Harrison Co. Highway Dept. Garage then went to work for Consolidated Coal Co. (Local 7690) as a heavy equipment operator. After retiring he was blessed to be able to spend his time farming which was his passion.

Gilbert is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley Kugler Schoolcraft; three children Sandra (Bob) Manbeck of Scio, Jack Schoolcraft of Carrollton and Penny Kimmel of Scio; a brother Bob Virgil Schoolcraft of Commerce, TX; a sister Dorothy Byrd of Cambridge; six grandchildren Luke Schoolcraft, Casi Davis, Scott and Justin Kimmel and Joey and Jesse Manbeck; and twelve great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a step-brother Danise Perkins and sisters Garnet Byrd, Pat Smith, Emma Purcell and Opal Woodson.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 pm in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Deborah Kellar officiating. Burial will follow in Hanover Methodist Cemetery, Scio. Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr. Suite E, Green, OH 44685.

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Dorothy (Dotty) E. Albright (nee Greer)

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Dorothy (Dotty) E. Albright (nee Greer), 71, of Scio, passed away suddenly March 28, 2014, and entered in to eternal peace in Heaven with our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Born December 24, 1942 to the late William and Dorothy  Greer of Scio, Dorothy lived for her husband of 52 years, Marion Albright, her 3 sons, Ed Albright of Goose Creek, SC, Todd Albright of Gahanna, OH, and Matthew (Angela) Albright of North Royalton, OH, and her 2 Grandchildren, Caitlin and Carson.    She was preceded in death by her brothers, William Greer of Scio, and Tom (Carolyn) Greer of Cadiz, and is survived by her loving sisters, Judith (John) Parkinson of Adena, OH, Marsha (James) Scott of Scio, OH and Sally Ankeny of Cadiz, OH and many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was a long time member of the United Methodist Church of Scio, serving numerous roles and was involved in many civic activities around Scio. Dorothy was a very kind and gentle soul; she had a loving and generous heart, and was always giving to her family and others.  Prior to retirement, she was a Registered Nurse, working at Union Hospital in Dover, and the Carriage Inn Retirement Home in Cadiz.  In retirement, she loved attending as many events as she possibly could to see her grandchildren in the many activities they were involved in.

Services will be held on Tuesday, April 1, at 1:00pm at the Scio United Methodist Church, and friends and family will greet guests at the Koch Funeral Home on Monday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the Scleroderma Foundation or the American Cancer Society.

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Harold L. "Bub" Tipton

Harold L. "Bub" Tipton, age 73, of Jewett died Monday, March 17, 2014 in Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville.

Born March 30, 1940 in Hopedale he was a son of the late Fred and Nellie Cox Tipton. A 1958 graduate from Hopedale High School, he worked at the Shoemaker Mine in Benwood, WV for 35 years retiring in 2002 and was a farmer all of his life.

On October 8, 2010 "Bub", along with his Hopedale Comet teammates from 1955, was inducted into the Harrison County Sports Hall of Fame. He continued his love of sports throughout his life and could always be seen in the stands supporting Harrison Central athletes. He was a member of the local UMW, Jewett Sportsman's Club and Coon Hunters Assoc. He raised, trained and raced field trial dogs but most of all he loved spending time with his family.

Surviving are his wife Lottie Coleman Tipton, who he married August 28, 1958; a son Roger Tipton of Jewett; a daughter Christine (Ed) Doody of Northville, MI., grandchildren John, Jacob, Jared, Elijah, Grace and Caroline; siblings Lola Carman of Hopedale, William Tipton of Moundsville, WV and Donna Ryder of Jewett and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a granddaughter Hannah Doody and brothers Harry, Ray, Gale and Jimmy.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 am in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor John Bishop officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Jewett. Friends may call Wednesday from 4-8 pm at the funeral home.

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Robert Edward Beiber

Robert Edward Beiber, age 71, of Annapolis died Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Autumn Health Care of Coshocton.

Born October 13, 1942 in Lithicum, Maryland he was a son of the late Donald H. Beiber and Violet Dixon Beiber. He graduated from Jewett High School in 1960 and worked as a quality control welding inspector for various companies in California and Illinois.

Robert was a member of the Hanover United Methodist Church, Arbutus Chapter of the OES in Gnadenhutten and the Unionport F&AM Lodge 333. He enjoyed hunting and organic farming.

Surviving are his wife Virginia Armstrong Beiber, who he married June 10, 1965; a son Rob Beiber and his fiancée Leah Gartrell of Scio; grandsons Tim Beiber and his wife Kristen of Annapolis and Ian Gregory Beiber and his fiancée Alizabeth Reed of Scio; great-grandchildren Shannon Marie Beiber and Blake James Bee; a sister Violet F. Hawkins of Hopedale; a sister-in-law Shirley Beiber of Carrollton; three nieces, one nephew, one great niece and one great nephew.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother Donald H. Beiber, Jr and a brother-in-law Wayne "Scotty" Hawkins.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 19, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. in Fairview Cemetery, Jewett with Rev. Henry Mooney officiating. Koch Funeral Home, Scio has been entrusted with his arrangements.

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John Ross Laughlin

John Ross Laughlin, age 94, of Jewett died Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Sunnyslope Nursing Home, Bowerston.

Born January 11, 1920 in Archer Twp, Harrison Co. he was a son of the late Albert J. Laughlin and Clara M. (Baker) Laughlin. His family moved to a farm near Scio in 1923. John attended New Rumley School for 8 years and graduated from Scio High School in 1937. Then he attended The Ohio State University and was a member of the R.O.T.C. military training.

Besides being a farmer all his life, John worked at the Scio Pottery Co as a chemist, Cadiz Mining as a weigh scales person and truck foreman and the Bureau of Mines where he was a foreman and instructor of First Aid licenses. He was also a heavy equipment operator for numerous coal mines and highway construction companies.

After working for 50 years John retired and he and his wife Jean enjoyed traveling with tour groups across the U.S. and many foreign countries.

John was a member of the Arbutus #288, where he was a past patron, Scio F and AM Lodge #587, 32nd degree member of the Steubenville Scottish Rite Lodge, Harrison County Farm Bureau, Scio Civic Club, Jewett United Methodist Church and the former Scio Chapter #316 Order of the Eastern Star.

In addition to his parents John was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years Mary Jean (Porter) Ager Laughlin, two brothers Albert Ward Laughlin of Scio and Judge Neil M. Laughlin of Newark, and a sister Mary Janet McGinnis of Mt. Vernon.

Surviving are two step-daughters Connie Jean Ager of Plano, Texas and Karen Sue Hardwick of Youngstown; a step grandson Adam Hardwick of Columbus; nieces Linda L. Laughlin of Scio and Julie Laughlin of Heath and many great nieces, cousins and friends.

John's final wishes were to have private services conducted by Rev. David Lee. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Jewett. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Koch Funeral Home in Scio has been entrusted with his arrangements.

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Helen Virginia Porter

Helen Virginia Porter, age 87, of Jewett, who had been residing with her daughter in Maine, died Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, Maine.

Born April 11, 1926 in Mannington, WV she was a daughter of the late Paul Thomas Greene and Mary Virginia Romine Greene. She graduated from Mannington High School in 1944 and married the love of her life Harry Porter. They moved to New Orleans then back to West Virginia before settling down in Harrison County. She was a produce manager at the former Food Villa in Scio for 14 years retiring in 1985.

Helen was community minded being the first women EMT in the Jewett Volunteer Fire Dept.. She was also a member of the Ridge Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed gardening, baking and bluegrass and jazz music. She loved animals, joining the PAWS cat shelter in Maine, and collecting frogs. But most of all she loved spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harry Porter in 1966, a brother Denzil Greene, a son-in-law Donald Gatts and grandson Randy Gatts.

Surviving are her children Charlotte "Sherry" Gatts of Scio, Kathy (Charles) Jones of Pembroke, Maine, Tom Porter of Jewett and Sam (Jody) Porter of Massillon; grandchildren Lori Butler and Samuel and Riley Porter and a great grandson Benjamin Butler.

Services will be held Tuesday at 3 pm. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Rev. Jack Visser officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Jewett. Friends may call Tuesday two hours prior to the service from 1-3 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewett VFD, PO Box 15, Jewett 43986

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George Webster Detritch

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George Webster Detritch, of Bowerston, died Monday January 27, 2014 in Winter Haven, Florida three days prior to his 86th birthday.

Born January 30, 1928 in Akron he was a son of the late George Detritch and Mary Mahala Givin Detritch. George graduated from Scio High School in 1946 and served in the US Army in Germany from 1951-1952. Upon returning from his service to his country he worked in the shipping department of the Scio Pottery.

George was Protestant by faith and enjoyed working on cars.

Surviving are his nieces Kathy (Mike) Hoover of Winter Haven, FL and Rebecca (Scott) Sands of Cuyahoga Falls, great nieces Renee (Nick) Andrews of Cuyahoga Falls and Jamie (Skip) Bacon of Colorado and two great great nieces and one great great nephew.

He was preceded in death by a sister Mary Jean Sands and an aunt Luceil Givin.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1 p.m. in Grandview Cemetery, Scio with Rev. Deborah Kellar officiating. Koch Funeral Home, Scio has been entrusted with his services. 

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

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