Obituaries — 11/25/12

Published 5:07am Sunday, November 25, 2012

Marjorie H. Albrink

“Marge” Albrink, 90, died peacefully in her sleep in Tampa, Fla., early Tuesday morning, Nov. 20, 2012. The lifelong resident of Ironton, save for the last 2.5 years, was the oldest child of the late George G. Hunter, MD, and Henrietta Wagner Hunter.

She was a 1940 graduate of Ironton High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State in 1943. She later earned a master’s degree from Ohio University. Mrs. Albrink’s career as an English teacher in the Ironton City School System spanned 37 years. She delighted in the privilege and joy she received from being a small part in the English instruction of so many of Ironton’s school children who have gone on to be such productive citizens today.

During her life she was associated with various organizations such as Junior Women in early life and several bridge clubs of 60 plus years’ duration. The love and affection she derived from her many friendships in Ironton over the years were a major blessing in her life. She received many professional accolades, most notably being named a Martha Holden Jennings Scholar.

She married John B. Albrink, Jr. on Aug. 17, 1946, a union of 60 years’ duration.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Joan Hunter Spriggs; her parents; a son, James Steven Albrink; brothers George F. and James A. Hunter; and her husband, John, who died in 2006. She is survived by son Jay Albrink of Oklahoma City; son Michael H. Albrink, MD and his wife, Karen Wells, MD, of Tampa; grandchildren Steve (wife Sara) and Luke (wife Noelle) Albrink, Brad and Abby Albrink, and Kelly and Shannon Albrink; as well as five great-grandchildren and many beloved nephews and nieces. She was known to her grandchildren as “Gorgeous.” While she chose this name somewhat tongue-in-cheek preferring not to be called grandma, it was perhaps more descriptive than even she realized.

Marge had a long, fruitful, productive and happy life filled with many close friends and loved ones that living in small-town Ironton affords. Hers was a life well-lived, and while there were “sweet sadness” sorrows along the way that life brings us all, would that we all should be so blessed as she. She wished to be cremated. Memorial plans at this time are pending. Memorials on her behalf should be made to Ironton In Bloom or the Ironton City Schools Foundation.


Hazel Williams

Hazel S. Wooten Williams, 88, of Ironton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at the St. Mary’s Medical Center-Ironton Campus. The Lawrence County native was born Feb. 22, 1924, the daughter of the late Jefferson Burgess and Sylvia Murnahan Wooten. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Lee Williams, who passed away Nov. 4, 1995.

Mrs. Williams attended Ironton High School and was a former cook and server at the Rona Restaurant. She was also a homemaker, ordained minister and a registered nurse. She was of the Protestant faith.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, David Smith and John E. Smith II; seven brothers, Delbert Wooten, George Wooten, James Wooten, Cecile Wooten, Homer Wooten, Samuel Wooten and Carl Wooten; and three sisters, Alice Norris, Edith Wooten and Mae Buck.

She is survived by three sons, James H. Smith of South Point, Harold (Darlene) Smith of Mansfield, and William J. Smith of Ironton; a daughter, Welhelmena (John) Foster of Ironton; 10 grandchildren, Andrea Dillow, Stephanie Foster, Jamie Facemyer, Jennifer Smith, Amanda Smith, John E. Smith III, Bradley J. Smith, David Smith, Anthony H. Smith, and Christopher Smith; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. Seventh St., Ironton, with the Rev. James Cremeans officiating. Entombment will follow in Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Ironton City Mission, 710 N. Fifth St., Ironton, Ohio 45638. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Lorraine Speakman

Lorraine Triplett Speakman, 80, of Proctorville, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Marjorie Kieffer

Marjorie M. Kieffer, 96, of Mansfield, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Wedgewood Estates. Born June 16, 1916, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Fred and Fay (Hall) Wiseman.

Marjorie retired from Madison Local Schools where she was a teacher and also a librarian. She was a member of the Richland County Retired Teachers, Renaissance Theater, Civitan Service Club, AARP, Delta Kappa Gamma and First Christian Church, holding several office positions. Marjorie was also active with World Service, Church Women United and was the local organizer for the CROP Walk.

She is survived by her sister, Helen Peters of Lockbourne; and several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley M. Kieffer; sisters, Wilma Sparks and Carol Bartram; and brothers, Harold D., William H., and Alvin E. Wiseman.

Friends may call today from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Rd., Ontario. Funeral services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, conducted by the Rev. Christopher Whitehead. Burial will follow in Nevada Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund at First Christian Church.


Clay Morris

Clay E. Morris, 74, of Greenup, Ky., passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. The Pedro native was born March 19, 1938, the son of the late Charles E. and Ruby Rachel Hutchinson Morris.

Mr. Morris attended Decatur School and was a former employee for Fred Hammond Construction. He was a member of the Greenup American Legion, Greenup VFW, Greenup AmVets and the Ironton Moose and Eagles. He was of the Protestant faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Brockton; and a brother, William Morris.

He is survived by a son, Cameron Wisenberger of Marion; a daughter, Traci of Columbus; and one granddaughter.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery NE in Greenup, with the Rev. James Cremeans officiating. Visitation will be Monday from noon until 1 p.m. Military rites will be performed by the VFW Post 8850. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Eric Ingles

Eric Lee Ingles, 48, of Morrow, died Nov. 22, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Daneille Wright Ingles of Morrow. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at McDaniel Crossroads Church, 2600 Cadmus Road, Patriot, with Pastor David Henson officiating. Burial will follow in Flagsprings Cemetery, Patriot. Visitation will be from noon until time of the service at the church. Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, is in charge of the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family please visit


Steven Smith

Steven “Tiny” Matthew Smith, 47, of Flatwoods, Ky., died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Sue Shultz-Smith of Flatwoods. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods with Pastor Danny Pancake and Chaplain Mike Greene officiating. Burial will follow at Palmer Cemetery in Flatwoods. Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at


Frank Bloom

Frank F. Bloom, 76, of Raceland, Ky., died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Kingsbrook Lifecare Center in Ashland, Ky. Bailey Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.


Rita Bazell

Rita Bazell, 58, of Ironton, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home.




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