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Leona "Nonie" Pompey
Corning Leona M. "Nonie" Eickel Pompey passed away Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at the Highland Oaks Care Center, McConnelsville. She was born June 21, 1929, in Corning, a daughter of the late Henry and Julia Lusetti Eickel. She was a proud 1947 graduate of corning High School; she married... Read More
J.E. Humphrey Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 18, 2021.
Judith Sinnott
Nelsonville Judith Ann Sinnott, 76, of Nelsonville, passed away at her home on Thursday, September 16, 2021, with her loving family by her side. She was born August 18, 1945, in Lakeland, Kentucky. Judy was the former P.R. Director at Hocking College. She previously worked as a columnist... Read More
Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 18, 2021.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Robert E. Boggs Sr.
Nelsonville Robert "Bob" Emerson Boggs, Sr., age 69 of Nelsonville, died Wednesday evening, Sept. 15, 2021, at his home. Born March 18, 1952, in Athens, he was the son of the late Charles Everett Boggs and Faye E. Young Boggs. He attended Athens High School and was a truck driver... Read More
Jagers and Sons Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 17, 2021.
Harold Burritt
Albany Harold "Shorty" Burritt, 84, Albany, passed away Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at his residence. Born Jan. 22, 1937, the son of the late Vernon L. and Olive Tewksbury Burritt. He was married to Carolyn Hoyd Burritt for almost 57 years. Shorty was a retired Army veteran, a member... Read More
Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger from Sep. 10 to Sep. 17, 2021.
Nancy Daft
Athens A celebration of her life and memorial gathering for Nancy Arlene Daft will be held Saturday Sept. 25 from 2-5 p.m. at the Athena Grand Theater, 1008 E. State St., Athens (the social room is located to the left in the theater lobby). Nancy passed away May 21, 2021, at her home... Read More
Jagers and Sons Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 17, 2021.
Nancy C. Hawk
Athens A memorial graveside service for Nancy C. Hawk will be held Friday, Sept. 24 at West Union St. Cemetery, Athens at 10 a.m. with Rev. Lyndsey Stearns officiating. Nancy passed away Nov. 25, 2020, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions... Read More
Jagers and Sons Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 17, 2021.
Larry Wright
Wilkesville Larry E. Wright, 74, Radcliff, passed away Sept. 3, 2021, at OSU Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Born Sept. 29, 1946, in Radcliff, he was the son of the late Ohmer and Etta Bacus Wright. He was a retired welder for AEP Power Plant, and a member of Orphans & Friend Masconic... Read More
Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 17, 2021.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
John Blazyk
Boise, ID John F. Blazyk-known to his friends and family as Jack-passed away at his home in Boise, Idaho on Sept. 13, 2021, at the age of 73 from complications associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Jack was born on Sept. 22, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York to John and... Read More
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 16, 2021.
Phyllis Chesser
Chauncey Phyllis Chesser, 80, of Chauncey, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 15, 2021, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Born Feb. 21, 1941, in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Annabelle Heightland Kachman. She is survived by six children, Patsy Chesser, Wesley Chesser... Read More
Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home - Athens
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 16, 2021.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Jim Coen
Jim E. Coen, age 74, of Logan, Ohio, passed away Sept. 14, 2021 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, Ohio. Jim was born June 29, 1947 in Athens County, Ohio to James E. Coen Sr. and Betty Coen. He loved his grandkids. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Georgia Coen of Logan... Read More
Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 15, 2021.
John L. Freer Jr.
Buchtel John Leslie Freer, Jr., 83, of Buchtel, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at The Laurels of Athens. John was born May 15, 1938, in Nelsonville, Ohio, the son of the late John L. Freer, Sr. and Edna M. Warner Freer. Like many of his family members, carpentry was... Read More
Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 15, 2021.
Rejeania Mosier
Albany Rejeania M. Mosier, 70, Albany, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at her residence. Born Dec. 27, 1950, in Prestonburg, KY. she was the daughter of the late Robert Hardee and Billie May Wills Lawson. She was a homemaker and attended the River of Life Church... Read More
Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 15, 2021.
Judy Well
Shade Judy A. Well, 72, of Shade, died Monday evening, April 13, 2020, at her residence. Born Sept. 19, 1947, in Middleport, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Cleo and Peggy Robson Kerns. She was a hairdresser and owned and operated Judy's Country Curl for 50 years. Judy was... Read More
Ewing-Schwarzel Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 15, 2021.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Charles Lanning
Newark Charles Edward Lanning, age 75, of Newark, Ohio, passed away Sept. 11, 2021, at his residence, Newark, Ohio, after a long illness. Charles was born on March 20, 1946, to Hiram and Dawn Lanning. He was a member of the Newark Nazarene Church; retired from Owens Corning in Newark... Read More
Brown Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 14, 2021.
George Schulz
Marion George Paul Schulz, age 75 of Marion, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2021, at Riverside Methodist in Columbus, OH. He was born Nov. 12, 1945, in Mineral, OH, the son of the late Karl Max and Averynelle (Lowery) Schulz. George worked as a courier at Marion General Hospital for... Read More
Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 14, 2021.
Monday, September 13, 2021
Evelyn Baumgaertel (Ay)
Evelyn (Ay) Baumgaertel passed away at home on Wednesday, Sept. 8,2021 after a long illness. She was born on July 24,1939 in Berlin, Germany. She lived her life by her belief that love will change the world.Her love of literature, children's books, fairy tales - all with a deep appreciation... Read More
Published in The Athens Messenger from Sep. 10 to Sep. 13, 2021.
Evelyn Hann
Athens Evelyn L. Hann, age 93, of Athens, died Saturday morning, Sept. 11, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family. Born Dec. 26, 1927, in Ottawa, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Emil G. Morel and Josephine Irene Claggett Morel. She grew up on a family farm in northern... Read More
Jagers and Sons Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 13, 2021.
Karen Lenigar
Glouster Karen Lee (Drake) Lenigar, 77, of Glouster, Ohio passed away Sept. 10, 2021 at Englewood Rehab Center. She was born Jan. 9, 1944, in Trimble Township, Ohio to the late Charles W. and Muriel M. Drake. Karen graduated from Jacksonville-Trimble High School in 1962 and retired... Read More
Morrison Funeral Chapel
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 13, 2021.
Dale Thompson
Westerville Dale H Thompson died at St. Anns Hospital following a brief battle with COVID. Born on March 29, 1942, Dale died on Sept. 8, 2021, at the age of 79. He lived his life as a loving husband, father and dedicated businessman. He was a God-fearing Christian, filled with faith... Read More
Moreland Funeral Home - Westerville
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 13, 2021.
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Charles Reardon
Guysville Charles A. Reardon "Chuck", 59, of Guysville, Ohio went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was born on Sept. 26, 1961, in Columbus, Ohio, and was the son of Millie and Tom Morrison and Frank and Charlene Reardon. Chuck was... Read More
Leavitt Funeral Home Of Ohio Inc
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 12, 2021.
Friday, September 10, 2021
Jeremy E. Dotson
COOLVILLE - Jeremy E. Dotson, 44, of Coolville, Ohio passed away unexpectedly in a motor vehicle accident on Aug. 18, 2021. He was born in Parkersburg WV, Dec. 4, 1976, a son of Donald E. Dotson and Deborah D. Bailey. Jeremy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edwin and Alice... Read More
Published in The Athens Messenger from Sep. 3 to Sep. 10, 2021.
Lester R. Faires
Athens Graveside service for Lester Rolland Faires will be conducted Monday Sept. 13th at 1:00 p.m. at Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster. Friends may call Monday Sept. 13th 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens. Military Rites will be conducted by the Combined... Read More
Jagers and Sons Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger from Sep. 3 to Sep. 10, 2021.
Richard Mayle
Cutler Richard Leroy Mayle, 78, of Cutler, Ohio, passed away on Sept. 8, 2021. Richard was born Jan. 2, 1943, in Cutler, OH and lived with his lifelong companion, Sharon L. Smith until her passing Nov. 27, 1997. Richard worked for Bay Con Corp until he was injured on the job in 1965... Read More
Leavitt Funeral Home Of Ohio Inc
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 10, 2021.
Kevin McGill
Logan Kevin Allen McGill, 52, of Logan, formerly of Glouster, passed away Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. He was born Oct. 17, 1968, in Nelsonville, son of Marsha Triplett McGill of Logan. Kevin was a maintenance technician and... Read More
Cardaras Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 10, 2021.
Gary Pfeiffer
Athens Gary V. Pfeiffer, 81, passed away peacefully at his home in Athens on Sept. 8, 2021. Gary is survived by Barbara, his wife of 51 years; his daughter, Amy and her wife Gina; and his son, Scott and his wife Karolyn, all of whom surrounded him with love and light in his final... Read More
Jagers and Sons Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 10, 2021.
Sandra Vaughan
Glouster Sandra L. Vaughan, age 80, moved on to live among the angels on Sept. 5, 2021. Her kindness, love, tireless work with families and community were an inspiration, and she will be deeply missed by all whose lives she touched. Born on Dec. 2, 1940, in the Hartleyville community... Read More
Morrison Funeral Chapel
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 10, 2021.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Wanda Beaver
Athens Wanda L. Beaver, 76, of Athens, OH, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 at her residence. She was born Jan. 19, 1945, in Gallipolis, OH, daughter of the late Everett C. and Jewell M. Layne Clark. She was a member of the Vanderhoof Baptist Church, Jolly Workers and Lottridge... Read More
White-Schwarzel Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 9, 2021.
F. Ann Cook
Murray City F. Ann Cook age 78, of Murray City, Ohio, passed away Sept. 8, 2021, at Hickory Creek Of Athens, The Plains, Ohio. Ann was born October 15, 1942, in Logan, Ohio to Harry and Virginia Reynolds. She was a graduate of Murray City High School and a member of the Eastern Star... Read More
Brown Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 9, 2021.
Leonard McClain
Millfield Leonard McClain, 86, of New Whiteland, IN, formerly of Millfield, OH, died peacefully at the home of his daughter Sept. 6, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Born April 23, 1935, in Coolville, OH, he was the son of the late Ward & Inez Congrove McClain. Leonard... Read More
Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home - Athens
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 9, 2021.
Julia Sutherland
Athens Julia Annette Sutherland, age 64 of Athens, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, at Riverside Hospital. She was born on July 9, 1957, to Daniel R. Sutherland and Betty L. (Hamon) Slay. Julie was a 1975 graduate of Mount Gilead High school. After graduation, she went on to attend Ohio... Read More
Gompf Funeral Service
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 9, 2021.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Helen Anderson
Athens Helen H. Anderson died late Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, at the age of 87 in Athens, Ohio. Her passing was sudden and unexpected, leaving family and friends deeply saddened by the loss of a loving and remarkable woman. She will be truly missed in so many ways by all those who felt... Read More
Jagers and Sons Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 8, 2021.
Misu Crocker
Dayton On Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, Misu Wunnish Crocker of Athens, OH., left this plain at the age of 25 from an instant fatal car crash. He is survived by his mother, Marta Mari of Rovinj, Croatia and her partner, Douglas M. Baily; father, Billy Ray Crocker Jr. of Cleveland, OH; sister... Read More
Graumlich Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 8, 2021.
Thomas "TJ" Dishong III
Edison, GA Thomas "TJ" Dishong III, 39, passed away in Florida from Covid on Sept. 1, 2021. TJ is survived by his new bride, Jen Witt Dishong of Georgia; his father and stepmother, Tom and Candy Dishong, Jr. of McArthur; his mother, Kathy Kukowski of Florida; sister, April of Florida... Read More
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 8, 2021.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Darlyne Smith
Lancaster , Ohio Darlyne Smith, 91, of Athens, Ohio, a caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt whodied early Thursday morning, August 26, 2021, at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster, Ohio. Born April 18,1930, in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of the late... Read More
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 7, 2021.
Monday, September 6, 2021
Dean Boyd Platt
The Plains Dean Boyd Platt, 82, died Sept. 4, 2021. Preceded in death by his wife, Anna (Kittle) Platt; two sons, Greg and Brent Platt; grandson, Dean Eric Platt; and all of his brothers and sisters. Survived by his son, Dean Eric (Nancy) Platt; grandson, Brad (Melissa) Platt; great-grandsons... Read More
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 6, 2021.
Friday, September 3, 2021
Andree Cavender
Athens A Memorial Service and Life Celebration for Andrée Battiste Cavender will be held Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 184 Longview Heights Rd. Athens. We will have prayer, poetry, reflections from family and community, music, food & beverages... Read More
Jagers and Sons Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 3, 2021.
Jo Ann Perry
McArthur Jo Ann Perry (Young), 73, McArthur, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, at her residence. She was born Aug. 30, 1948, the daughter of the late Ray and Margaret Carsey Young, of Shade. Jo Ann was the youngest daughter of five children, brothers Gary and Garland and sister... Read More
Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 3, 2021.
Thursday, September 2, 2021
Nickolas Balch
Walker Nickolas Balch, 32, of Walker, WV, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, OH. He was born Dec. 25, 1988, in Athens, OH, son of Tommy Welch and Robin Balch. He is survived by his father, Tommy Welch; mother, Robin Balch and Shelby Eblin... Read More
White-Schwarzel Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 2, 2021.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Richard Mitchell
Murray City Richard "Wayne" Mitchell, 83, passed away peacefully, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at O'Bleness Hospital, Athens, Ohio. He was born May 10, 1938, in Salem Hollow, the son of the late John & Anna Mae (Hayes) Mitchell. Wayne was devoted to family. Surviving are his brother... Read More
Warren-Brown Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 1, 2021.
Garry Renolds
Canal Winchester Garry W. Reynolds, 62 of Canal Winchester, formerly of Glouster passed away Aug. 31, 2021, in Columbus. He was a construction superintendent for Daimler Group. He was a member of the River Valley Life Center and he enjoyed fishing, grilling, gardening, and being with... Read More
Morrison Funeral Chapel
Published in The Athens Messenger on Sep. 1, 2021.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Kathleen Gierhart
Athens Kathleen Gierhart (77), of Athens, passed away peacefully on Aug. 29, 2021, surrounded by her family and friends. She passed from what can only be described as a broken heart after losing her beloved husband, David in 2020. Kathleen was born and raised in Fairview Heights... Read More
Published in The Athens Messenger on Aug. 31, 2021.
Audrey McAfooes
Glouster Audrey "Joann" McAfooes, 95, formerly of Glouster, passed away Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, at the Crystal Coast Hospice House in North Carolina. She was born May 27, 1926, in Hocking County and was the daughter of the late Leland and Erma Johnson Hillyer. She is survived by a... Read More
Morrison Funeral Chapel
Published in The Athens Messenger on Aug. 31, 2021.
Monday, August 30, 2021
Ismail Ghazalah
Athens 03/16/1933 - 08/27/2021 Ismail Ghazalah, 88, passed away peacefully at his home in Athens on Aug. 27, 2021. Ismail is survived by Barbara, his beloved wife of 63 years. Also surviving are his brother-in-law Narayan, his niece, nephews and their children and grandchildren, and... Read More
Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home - Athens
Published in The Athens Messenger on Aug. 30, 2021.
Kaylyn Hill
Reedsville Kaylyn Hill, 12, of Reedsville, OH, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Aug. 29, 2021. Kaylyn was an avid reader and writer. She loved to play Roblox on her iPhone, music, Marvel, Disney and Harry Potter. She is loved dearly by her parents, Jered and Raberta; her brother... Read More
White-Schwarzel Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Aug. 30, 2021.
Delores Mayle
Cutler Delores Jean Welch Mayle, 83 of Cutler, passed away on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at her residence. She was born on Sept. 12, 1937, in Cutler, Ohio to the late Ivan R. and Reva M. Stover Welch. She was the co-owner of Tom Mayle and Sons Construction in Cutler. She was a member... Read More
Stone-Matheny Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Aug. 30, 2021.
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Lilian Winnenberg
Corning, Ohio Lilian Fisher Winnenberg, 98, of Corning, Ohio passed away peacefully at her home on Aug. 25, 2021. Born on the Fisher farm in 1923 in Monroe Township, southern Perry County, Lilian was a master biology and science teacher at Miller High School. She believed in hands-on... Read More
Published in The Athens Messenger on Aug. 29, 2021.
Friday, August 27, 2021
Robert Heady
Nelsonville Robert Heady passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021. Rock and Roll's 4th best all-time drummer has ascended to Rock and Roll Heaven. Ranked only behind Neil Peart, John Bonham, and Charlie Watts, and tied with Ringo Starr and Bun E. Carlos, Rob was known for his heavy... Read More
Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home - Athens
Published in The Athens Messenger on Aug. 27, 2021.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
James Scott
Athens James Leon Scott, age 87, of Athens, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 24, 2021, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born May 24, 1934, in Canaan Township, Athens County, he was the son of the late James Lewis Scott and Bessie Gladys Dunfee Scott. A graduate of Rome-Canaan... Read More
Jagers and Sons Funeral Home
Published in The Athens Messenger on Aug. 25, 2021.
Ronald Tompkins
Santa Monica, California Dr. Ronald K. Tompkins, Professor Emeritus of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, died on Aug. 17, 2021, in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 86. Ron will be sorely missed by family and friends who will always remember his kindness... Read More
Published in The Athens Messenger on Aug. 25, 2021.
Monday, August 23, 2021
David Klingaman
Athens David Charles Klingaman, 87 of Athens, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, at his home surrounded by family. Born June 14, 1934, in Sharon, PA, he was the son of the late Harold C. And Beulah Newton Klingaman. He earned his bachelors and masters degrees from Kent State University... Read More
Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home - Athens
Published in The Athens Messenger on Aug. 23, 2021.
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