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Joe Thomas Warren

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Joe Thomas Warren was born November 16, 1930 in Larue County, KY to the late Howard and Ruby Osborne Warren.  He departed this life Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Golden Living Center-Green Hill in Greensburg, having attained the age of eighty four years and one month.

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church.  He was a United States Army Veteran and was a sawmill worker.  

He is survived by his wife Ruth Ann Despain Warren, two daughters and one son-in-law:  JoAnn Warren of Campbellsville, Sandra Kay and Elvis Dean Price of Greensburg, two sons and one daughter-in-law:  Kirk and Denise Hammett of Glendale and James Allen Warren of Somerset, one brother:  Howard Warren, Jr. of Greensburg and one sister:  Lorene Noe of Hodgenville, six grandchildren:  Casandra Lynn Price, Kenneth Dean Price, Jordan Keith Wilson, Makala Hammett, Aryana Hammett and Hana Polly and several nieces and nephews.

Place and time of services:  Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home in Greensburg. - 1 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2014
Visitation:  5 p.m. til  8 p.m. Thursday, December 18 and after 7 a.m. Friday at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home in Greensburg.
Minister:  Bro. Mike Woodrum
Interment In:  Jones Cemetery, Green County, KY

The family has requested donations be made to Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home for the funeral expenses. 

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Steven Adam Gibbs

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Steven Adam Gibbs, age 29, of Columbus, formerly of Jewett, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, December 14, 2014.

Born January 1, 1985 in Dennison he was the only son of Steven Boyd Gibbs of Steubenville and Janet Ford Smith Gibbs of Columbus. Adam attended Jewett Elementary School where he enjoyed playing sports. He moved to Ashville, Ohio when he was 12 and attended Ashville High School.  He was a self-taught computer expert and had worked in the IT Department at Stanley Steamer in Columbus. Adam was currently working at Federal Express in Columbus. He also enjoyed the challenges of remodeling homes.  

Adam was an environmentalist and very health conscious. He enjoyed fishing but what he loved most was spending time with his family and friends.  

Surviving in addition to his parents are his half-brother Bo Bendele of TX; grandparents JD and Betty Harriman of Wintersville; uncles Ron Gibbs of Parkersburg, WV and Tony Smith of Atlanta; aunts Cathy (Anthony) Toto of Leesburg, FL and Linda Wood and Donna Southworth both of Kentucky; best friends Paul Simpson and Jimmy Caplinger of Columbus and several great aunts, great uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather Carl Gibbs, Jr.

Private services will be held in Koch Funeral Home, Scio. Memorial contributions may be made to Koch Funeral Home, PO Box 193, Scio, OH 43988 to help with his funeral expenses.

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Donna Marie Pfouts Snodgrass

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Donna Marie Pfouts Snodgrass, age 75, died Friday, December 5, 2014 at her home in Jewett. Born June 26, 1939 in Scio she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Hazel Keiser Pfouts. She worked at the Scio Pottery Co for over 20 years retiring when they closed in 1985. She formed true friendships there and was a member of the "Pottery Girls" group who continued to meet once a month for lunch.

Donna was a devoted member of the Bowerston Baptist Church. She loved helping others and was always there for her family and friends. She also donated her time and money to support the Steubenville Mission. She enjoyed traveling, growing flowers but most of all she loved seeing all of her family, friends and former co-workers at the Scio Fall Festival every year.

Surviving are her husband William Joseph Snodgrass who she married December 14, 1974; children Charlie Dewey "Chuck" (Kim) Woods of Scio, Diana K. (Richard) Little of Malvern, Ronald B. (Doris) Leggett of New Rumley, David A. (Tricia) Leggett of Bowerston and Joey E. (Connie) Leggett of New Philadelphia; step children John (Dori) Snodgrass, Carolyn Falls, Rita (Paul) Staley and Joseph Snodgrass; a brother Thomas (Cindy) Pfouts of Canton; a sister Katheryn (Richard) Harbourt of Morristown; ten grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; eleven step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother Arthur "Sonny" Pfouts, Jr., a sister and brother-in-law Janice and Charles Mansfield, a step-son James Snodgrass and a step-daughter Nita Snodgrass.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 am in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Dr. Gene Keplinger officiating. Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

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Howard "Woody" Caldwell, Jr.

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Howard "Woody" Caldwell, Jr, age 65 of Bowerston died Thursday, November 27, 2014 in Schoenbrunn Healthcare in New Philadelphia.

Born November 26, 1949 in Dennison he was a son of the late Howard E. Caldwell, Sr. and Betty Gibson Caldwell. Woody graduated from Conotton Valley High School in 1967 and was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the Army. He was a machinist working for the Nolan Company then Simon Duplex for over 20 years and Hydraulic Specialist in Midvale for over 15 years.

Woody was a devoted 39 year member of the Bowerston VFD and EMS and was a member of the Scio United Methodist Church. In his younger years he was a member of the Atwood Lanes bowling league and enjoyed woodworking and fishing with his brother Randy.

He was preceded in death by his wife Jacqueline Sensel Caldwell on June 9, 2014, they married July 21, 1973, a stillborn son Erik and his beloved grandma Margaret Gibson.

Surviving are his 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 brother Randy Caldwell of Bowerston, a niece and a nephew Christine and Jay Caldwell and several close cousins.

Services will be held Sunday at 4 pm in Scio United Methodist Church with Pastor Deborah Kellar officaiting. Friends may call two hours prior to the service from 2-4 at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Scio United Methodist Church, PO Box 554, Scio 43988.

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Robert "Duck" Zantene

Robert "Duck" Zantene, 88, of Scio passed away peacefully Saturday, November 22, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born September 21, 1926 in Somerdale he was a son of the late Frank W. Zantene and Amber L. Lechner Zantene. Duck graduated from Bowerston High School in 1944 and honorably served in the US Army Pacific Theater during WWII. He returned to work at the Scio Pottery Co. after the war, working his way up to become plant engineer, retiring in 1986 after 49 years of service. He also was co-owner of Wagner-Zantene Tree Farm with Bill Wagner from 1956-1997, having the honor of one of their trees chosen to be the Christmas tree in the governor's mansion.

A tireless worker for the Scio community Duck belonged to the Scio American Legion Post 482 where he served as a past commander for 13 years. To honor fellow veterans he designed and organized construction of the War Memorial at Grandview Cemetery and designed and helped construct the Veterans Covered Bridge on the Conotton Creek Trail. He also proudly helped restore "Leapin Lena", start their annual fishing tournament and deliver Christmas baskets to the needy. Duck was also a member of the Jewett VFW, Scio Civic Club and Conotton Creek Trail Committee where he designed and built the Trolley for people to ride who are unable to walk the trail and he and his family donated the recently constructed covered bridge on the trail. In 1999 Dining Fork Ruritan club honored his dedication by naming him "Citizen of the Year". He was also a member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Cadiz.

Duck was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Angeline Ruggeri Zantene, a son Brett Zantene and siblings Theresia, William, Audrey and Pete Zantene and Gladys Burkhart.

Surviving are children Cathy (Rick) Skubovius and Mark (Linda) Zantene both of Scio, Connie (Walt) Huhn of Byesville and Diane (Richard) Thompson of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren Michael, Jeskee, Jenay, Matthew, Amber, Matthew, Timothy and Ryan & great grandchildren Kody and Kaden.

Services with military honors will be held Wednesday at 9:30 am in Koch Funeral Home, Scio then a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am in St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Cadiz with Rev. Frederick Kihm and Deacon Lou Primozic officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Scio. Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home with a Vigil Service at 3:45 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Conotton Creek Trail, 90151 Kilgore Ridge Rd., Scio, 43988.

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Thelma Garner

Thelma Garner, age 69, of Bowerston, died Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in Union Hospital, Dover.
Born May 22, 1945 in East Rochester she was a daughter of the late Walter Christopher Hillyer and Mable Florence Noland Hillyer. Thelma worked at the Scio Pottery Co. for 10 years. She enjoyed playing Bingo but what she loved most was spending time with her family especially having the opportunity to teach her granddaughters to crochet and play cards and board games.

Surviving are her daughter Cindy Eckley and her husband Jeff, of Jewett, granddaughters Jessica and Janese Eckley of Jewett and sisters Lee Offenberger of Minerva and Florence Shoupe of San Antonio, TX.

Preceding her in death are her brother Harold Hillyer, sisters Maxine Watson and Melva Phillips and ex-husband Jerry W. Garner.

Services will be held Saturday November 22, 2014 at 12 pm in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Phillip Spellman officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Perrysville. Friends may call two hours prior to service from 10 am to 12 pm at the funeral home.

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James K. "Dog" Hennis

James K. "Dog" Hennis, age 47, of Cadiz died Friday, October 24, 2014 in Weirton Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born July 23, 1967 in Dennison he was a son of James W. Hennis of Jewett and Marie Lucas Coffey of Cadiz. James was a handyman who was always willing to help his friends and neighbors and was a member of the Nazarene Church in Cadiz. He enjoyed collecting matchbox cars and playing cards with light of his life, his daughter, Leahona M. Hennis.

Surviving in addition to his parents and daughter are sisters Helen Zantene (companion Jason Nipper) of Scio and Leah Hennis of Jewett and a brother Howard Hennis of Jewett.

He was preceded in death by his brother Art Hennis.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 11 am in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Rev. Ernest Cramer officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Koch Funeral Home, PO Box 193, Scio 43988 to help the family with final expenses.

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Oma Jean Ramsey

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Oma Jean Ramsey, age 72, of New Rumley, died Thursday, October 16, 2014 in Great Trails Care Center in Minerva. Born April 30, 1942 in Duck, WV she was the daughter of the late Dorsey Jarvis and Martha Jane Dawson Jarvis. She worked at Cardinal Rubber in Barberton retiring in 2001 after 24 years of service.

Oma enjoyed collecting porcelain dolls, watching television and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Millroy Ramsey on November 10, 2003; they were married March 25, 1966.

Surviving are her sons Rodney (Jeannie) Ramsey of Akron, Millroy Allen (Vicky) Ramsey of New Rumley and Shawn D. (Tina) Ramsey of Scio; grandchildren Shawn Nathan, Hanah Kelli, Troy Lee, Adam Kyle, Dakota Dawn and Wyatt Dean; brothers Bassel and James Jarvis and sisters Carol Jarvis, Phyllis Marks and Melba Ramsey.

Services will be held next Monday, October 27th at 10 am in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Rev. Billy Dawson officiating. Burial will follow in New Rumley Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, October 26th from 5-8 pm at the funeral home.

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George Edward Cutshall

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George Edward Cutshall, 79, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014. He was born in Jewett, OH on August 21, 1935 to the late James P. and Hattie (Schaney) Cutshall.

George enjoyed watching hot air balloons, fishing camping and photography.

Left to mourn George's passing is his wife, Margaret (Auth) Cutshall; his children, Susan (Howard) Dunlap, David Cutshall, James Cutshall, Donna Cutshall, and Joyce (Vince) Pacheco; his 7 grandchildren; his 8 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Janette Memmer.

George is preceded in death by his parents, James and Hattie Cutshall.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held Saturday, October 18 at 11:00 am in Koch Funeral Home, Scio. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St. Boardman, OH 44512

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Aaron Joseph Thompson

Aaron Joseph Thompson, age 25, of Cadiz died tragically Saturday, October 4, 2014. Born December 19, 1988 in Steubenville he was the son of Larry and Lori Thompson of Cadiz and Kimberly and David Reppart of Jewett. Aaron played on the Jewett T-Ball and J-S Little League teams and the youth bowling league at Valie Lanes in Jewett where he also played with his dad on the "Cale's Tree Farm" team in the adult league. When he turned 13 he started racing Junior Dragsters at Salem and made it to the Nationals when he was 16. He also loved fishing and recently started golfing.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his children Javen Kerr and Daizy Sue Thompson and the mother of his children Kalynn Fletcher all of Scio; a sister Heather Thompson of Cadiz; a brother Nick Reppart of Cadiz; grandparents Frances Thompson of Cadiz, Charlie and Judy Kerr of New Philadelphia,  and Stewart and Carol Reppart of Palmetto, FL; a niece and nephew Aubree and Waylon Hodkinson and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather's Robert Thompson and Charles Miller.

Private services will be held at the family's discretion. Koch Funeral Home, Scio has been entrusted with his arrangements.

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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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