Obituaries – 10/13/13

Published 4:07 pm Saturday, October 12, 2013

Rosetta Duvendeck

Aug. 25, 1950-Oct. 10, 2013


Rosetta Gail Sisler Duvendeck of Ironton, 63, died on Thursday Oct. 10, 2013, at Jo Lin Health Center. She was born Aug. 25, 1950,the daughter of the late George and Leva Lewis Sisler. She worked as a LPN at Jo-Lin Health Center for 33 years. Survivors include her husband, Harold (Butch) Duvendeck; one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Marc Robinson of Blanchester; one son and daughter-in-law, Harold and (Amanda) Duvendeck Jr. of Ironton; three brothers, George and (Pat) Sisler, Donald Lee Sisler, and Walter Sisler, all of Ironton; two sisters, Charlotte (Harold Huck) Pruitt and Jean Webb, of Ironton. Grandchildren include Hunter James Duvendeck, Logan Nathanial Duvendeck, Trenton Cole Duvendeck, Kimmi Dawn Robinson and Marcus Vernon (Destiny) Robinson Jr.

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She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sadie Mae Duvendeck; brothers, Gaylord Sisler, Fred Sisler, Earl Sisler and Paul David Sisler; one sister-in-law, Dottie Sisler; and one brother-in-law, Clifford Webb. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today at O’Keefe-Baker.Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hanging Rock Cemetery with the Rev Jeff Cremeans officiating. Donations can be made the Ironton City Mission 710 N. Fifth St., Ironton, OH45638 or the American Cancer Society.



Charles Massie

Dec. 30, 1936-Oct. 10, 2013


Charles Edgar Massie, 76, of Patriot, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at his residence. The Patriot native was born Dec. 30, 1936, a son of the late Edgar I. and Beatrice E. Straight Massie. He is survived by his wife Delores Jean Shearer Massie, whom he married Nov. 9, 1957.

Mr. Massie was a graduate of Waterloo High School and a former casting processor for the Dayton Malleable Iron Company for 36 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of the Flagsprings Methodist Church in Patriot and enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Victoria Jean Massie of Patriot;

a son, Stephen Charles Massie and his fiancée, Kelly Mannon, both of Patriot; a brother, Jason Douglas Massie of Patriot; three sisters-in-law, Jenny and Richard Frasher of Lucasville, Shirley Finney of Florida and Margaret Hammond of Portsmouth; a brother-in-law, Lewis and Bonnie Shearer of Columbus; and two grandchildren, Charles Isaac Massie and Stephen Patrick Massie, both of Oak Hill.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home with Pastor Henry Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow in Flagsprings Cemetery and visitation will be Monday from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit Pallbearers will be Phil Harrison, Chad Frasher, Larry Roach, Doug Crisp, Kelly Mannon, and Stephen Massie.



Judy Burcham

Mrs. Lois “Judy” Delphine Ellis Burcham, 78, of Proctorville, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. She was the wife of Leon Kenneth Burcham, who survives. A memorial service will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Community Church. Memories may be sent to



Wayne Saunders

Wayne Rayburn Saunders, 89, of Milton, W.Va., died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center. Services will be held at a later date.  Hall Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at




Alice Bates

Alice Karen Bates, 62, of Ironton, formerly of Ashland, Ky., died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at her home. A memorial service will be at noon on Monday at the First Assembly of God in Raceland, Ky., with Brother Chad Haggard. Burial will be in Bates family cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Preston Family Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at