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Obituaries – 8/16/11, 8/17/11

Robert Bauer

Robert Bauer, 60, died on Aug. 19, 2010, in Missoula, Mont.

He had lived in Montana since the late 1960s, when he moved from Ohio. He was born on Jan. 3, 1950, in Ironton, and grew up mostly in Columbus. As a boy he made many trips with his father, the environmental and outdoor writer Erwin A. Bauer, throughout the West and to wilderness regions of Canada, Central America, and East Africa.

His college goal, at Ohio State University and the University of Montana, was to become a wildlife biologist. But the classroom work seemed dry and confining, and he looked for a freer life.

Stone masonry, a dying craft elsewhere, still lived on in Montana, and gave him creative work to do, as well as time between jobs for other pursuits. He built fireplaces, cabins, and lodges in Montana, and worked on Maryland mansions and an embassy in Washington.

He also worked on railroad steel gangs and a documentary film crew, and planted trees for the U. S. Forest Service. He spent a winter in Texas as a raft guide on the Rio Grande in the Big Bend National Park.

Bob was an expert in herbal medicine and wrote many columns for an alternative Missoula newspaper on collecting and using wild herbs in cures and cookery.

In the mid-1980s he founded and operated a popular restaurant, the Tropicana, in Missoula, serving everything from bean soup to exotic dishes never before tasted in the city. His advertising slogan, in island patois, was “Nobody canna like the Tropicana.”

In 1998, at a ceremony in Glacier National Park, he married Laya Kersti, of East Germany. They enjoyed travels together in the U.S. and Germany but were later divorced.

He traveled widely and especially enjoyed camping and living off the land, for weeks at a time, in a roadless valley on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

With his love of music, Bob became an accomplished banjo player, largely self-taught

In recent years Bob had devoted much of his time to taking care of his mother, Doris Parker Bauer, in Ironton, until she died in 2009.

He is survived by his brother’s family, Parker and Charlotte Bauer, their daughters Stephanie, Valerie, and Katie, and his cousin Ann Evans, her husband Jim, and her family.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at Christ Episcopal Church.

Lucille Morris

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Lucille C. Morris, 97, of Huntington, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Madison Park in Huntington. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Jimmie Chapman

CROWN CITY — Jimmie Chapman, 73, of Crown City, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maupin Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Charles Haynes

Charles G. (Greg) Haynes, 61, of Ironton, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at King’s Daughters Medical Center. He is the husband of Debbie Collins Haynes, who survives. Arrangements are incomplete at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home.

Ernest Levisay

PROCTORVILLE — Ernest Lee Levisay, 87, of Proctorville, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rome Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Monday. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

Connie Roush

Connie Sue Roush, 62, of Ironton passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. The Huntington, W.Va., native was born Nov. 27, 1948. She was the daughter of the late Raymond Leo and Bonnie Marie Deal Adkins.

Connie was a graduate of Huntington East High School and a member of the Central Christian Church in Ironton.  She was the catalog supervisor for J.C.Penney Company and worked at Captain D’s in Ashland, Ky.

She is survived by a son, Shawn M. Roush of Ironton; a son, Jason S. Roush and Cherlynn R. of Ironton; five granddaughters, Latisha, Hannah, Reagan, Olivia, and Holly Roush all of Ironton; a brother and sister-in-law; Tim and Cheryl Adkins of Burleson, Texas; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Cris Adkins of Milton, W.Va.; a sister and brother-in-law, Sherry and Greg Hutton also of Milton and a sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Bill Blake of Middleburg, Fla.

Funeral will be noon Wednesday at Hayes-Phillips Funeral Home with Minister Brent Baker officiating. Burial will follow in White Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

Charles Haynes

Charles Gregory “Greg” Haynes, 61, of Ironton, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky.

He was born June 10, 1950, in Ashland, Ky., the son of the late Charles and Mary Easter Slone Haynes.

He was of Protestant faith, was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam era, an avid sports fan and he worked as a chef through out the tri-state. He was preceded in death by a sister Margret Haynes Flannery.

Survivors Include his wife, Debbie Collins Haynes; step children, Alisha Pierce, Sean Peirce; grandchildren, Brad Pierce, Brea Pierce, Karlee Pierce; three brothers, Chad Haynes of Lexington, Ky., Michael Briley, also of Lexington, John Haynes of Middleburgh, Ky.; nephews, Fredrick Briley, Eli Barnett and Pierce Nordstrom; nieces, Mary Barnett and Hope, Christinia and Ellen Nordstrum; five uncles and six aunts.

Funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home with Sean Pierce officiating Visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home. V.F.W. 8850 will perform military graveside rites. Burial will follow in Collins Family Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, UCP of Central Ohio 440 Industrial Mile Road Columbus ,Ohio 43228.

Donald Marshall

Donald Ray Marshall, 71, of Ironton, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky.

The Lawrence County native was born Sept. 26, 1940, the son of the late Charles and Helen Blackburn Marshall. He was the husband of Glenda Blankenship Marshall who survives.

He was a graduate of Rock Hill High School and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was an engineer’s assistant for Arcadis Construction and formerly worked at the Semet Solvay Company. Prior to his illness he was a faithful and active member of the Community Missionary Baptist Church in Deering, having held several offices in the church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard “Dickie” Marshall and a sister, Shirley Leslie.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, Joe Marshall and his children, Rebecca and Abbie of Deering; a daughter, Kasey Marshall Pancake and her children, Joshua and Jackson of Raceland, Ky., and her fiancé, David Stewart; a daughter, Jami Marshall  and her children Lindsey Marshall of Coal Grove and Jared Eldridge, U.S.M.C., Parris Island and Jami’s fiance Paul Martin; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Bob Pennington of Hanging Rock and sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Bernie Pertuset of Wheelersburg.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Community Missionary Baptist Church in Deering with Pastor David Lambert and Mark Roach officiating. Burial will follow in Community Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his name to the Community Missionary Baptist Church building fund, 4049 State Route 243, Ironton, Ohio 45638.  To offer condolences to the family please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.