Obituaries – 7/31/13

Published 10:15am Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Betty Keeney

Dec. 10, 1932 — July 30, 2013

Betty J. Keeney, 80 of Jackson Township, died Tuesday, July 30, 2012, at home surrounded by her family. She was born on Dec. 10, 1932, in Ironton, and was the daughter of the late Irene Mays.

Following high school, Betty married Philip Keeney. Together they shared 61 years of marriage before Philip passed away on Sept. 21, 2013. They began their life together and settled down in Canton after Phil’s military duty during the Korean Conflict.

Betty was a homemaker and most of all, enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandsons. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Candace and Ron Reese and her grandsons, Ryan and Chris Reese.

The family will receive friends at the Paquelet & Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home (1100 Wales Road NE, Massillon) on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. The funeral will be private. Interment will be at Sunset Hills Burial Park.



Timothy Wissman

April 24, 1960 — July 27, 2013

Timothy G. Wissman, 53 of Ironton, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 at The Ohio State Medical Center in Columbus. The Dayton native was born April 24, 1960, the son of Marianne Holtzapfel Wissman of Ironton. He is survived by his wife Kathy Owens Wissman, whom he married Dec. 24, 1979.

Mr. Wissman attended Rock Hill High School and was a construction worker for many years. He was a member of St. Lawrence O’ Toole Catholic Church in Ironton and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Ashland, Ky.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, T.R. and Leann Wissman of Ironton; a grandson, Gavin Wissman of Ironton; two sisters, Angela Todd and her fiance Jerry Elliot of Ironton andAnita and Fred Barney of Ironton; a brother, Christopher Wissman of Mesa, Ariz.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bob and Judy Owens of Pedro; two sisters-in-law, Kim and Butch Roberts of Ironton, and Kristy Bamer and her companion Greg Willis of Ironton; two brothers-in-law: Randy and Christy Owens of Franklin Furnace, and Rick Owens of South Point; and 30 nieces and nephews.

At the family’s request there will be no public visitation or services at this time. A private service for the family will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to, OLBH Foundation, St. Christopher Drive, Ashland, KY 41101. Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, see


The Tribune believes it is possible for people with a variety of points of view to discuss issues in a civil manner and will remove comments that, in our opinion, foster incivility. We want to encourage an open exchange of information and ideas. Responsibility for what is posted or contributed to this site is the sole responsibility of each user. By contributing to this website, you agree not to post any defamatory, abusive, harassing, obscene, sexual, threatening or illegal material, or any other material that infringes on the ability of others to enjoy this site, or that infringes on the rights of others. Any user who feels that a contribution to this website is a violation of these terms of use is encouraged to email, or click the "report comment" link that is on all comments. We reserve the right to remove messages that violate these terms of use and we will make every effort to do so — within a reasonable time frame — if we determine that removal is necessary.

Editor's Picks

Chris Smith honored for work in recycling

This year’s Kudos for Caring award from the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District went to Chris Smith of South Point. “Each year we recognize an ... Read more