Obituaries — 10/15/13

Published 11:23am Monday, October 14, 2013

Raymond Schoener

Raymond James Schoener, 88, of Ironton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. The Charleroi, Pa., native was born Nov. 23, 1924, the son of the late Albert C. and Anna Selesky Schoener. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Anita Mathieu Schoener.

Mr. Schoener was a 1942 graduate of Charleroi High School and received his bachelor’s degree in forestry from Michigan State University. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was also a member of the Navy Tail Hook Association, the Michigan State Alumni Association and the U. S. Forest Service Retirees Association. He was in timber management for the U.S. Forest Service retiring in 1985 after 31 years of service with them. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ironton.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Anita Howell of Burlington; three sons, Gregory Schoener of Ironton, David Schoener of Grand Blanc, Mich., and Stephen Schoener of Toronto, Canada; a sister, Lorraine Caruso of Monongahela, Pa.; and nine grandchildren, Barbara Schoener, Albert Schoener, Mathieu Schoener, Andrew Schoener, Jason Schoener, Benjamin Schoener, Jacob Schoener, Ashley Howell and Chelsea Howell.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. today at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ironton, with Father David Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery with military graveside rites by the VFW Post 8850. Visitation was Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rosary at 5:30 p.m. Donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project P.O. Box 75817 Topeka, KS. 66675. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Garnet Fields

Garnet L. Fields, 103, of Kitts Hill, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at a local health care facility. The Pedro native was born Feb. 25, 1910, the daughter of the late Manuel and Rosetta Mapes Bowman. She is preceded in death by her husband, Emory S. Fields, who passed away Sept. 17, 1997.

Mrs. Fields attended Etna Schools and was a homemaker. She was a member of Sugar Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Emory Gene Fields and Virgil Jack and Tak Fields; grandson, Frankie Wright; two sisters, Margaret McClellan and Wanda Donahue; four brothers, Harold, Franklin, Francis and Don Bowman; and a son-in-law, John Wright.

She is survived by a son, Lawrence Fields and his wife Brenda, of Kitts Hill; a daughter, Louise Wright of Ironton; a sister, Joann Gollihue of Chiefland, Fla.; two brothers, John Bowman of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Kenneth Bowman of Dade City, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Fields of Ironton; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one deceased great-grandchild; and 10 great-great-grandchildren

Funeral services will be noon Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Long officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



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