Obituaries — 6/5/14

Published 9:47 am Thursday, June 5, 2014

Lafern Boggs

Lafern Boggs, 87, of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at her residence. The Ironton native was born April 9, 1927, a daughter to the late William and Addie Neal Murnahan. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Clarence E. Boggs, who she married July 3, 1947.m

Mrs. Boggs was a graduate of Ironton High School. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son, Patrick Kevin Boggs; three sisters, Clara Rutledge, Juanita Coffman and Lucille Fankel; and four brothers, William “Buck” Murnahan, Doyle Murnahan, Delbert Murnahan and Joe Eddy Murnahan.

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In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Terri Mollette, of Ironton, Cindy McComas, of Fort Myers, Fla., and Susan (Dave) Liming, of Sparks, Nev.; son, Michael Boggs, of Columbus; eight grandchildren, Amy (Jason) Hedrick, Gretchen (Mark) Gullett, Jason (Joanie) Mollette, Luke (Lindsay) McComas, Ashley (Jason) Miller, Heather (Eric) Clark, Addison Liming and Jacob Liming; five great-grandchildren, Raeann and Kaelyn Hedrick, Zoey and Riley Mollette and Brody Gullett; two sisters, Joyce Markel, of Ironton, and VJ Chimento, of Springfield.

Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father David Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 10-10:40 a.m. on Friday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home. A prayer service will be 10:40 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. To offer the family condolences, please visit



David Dean

David E. Dean, 90, of St. Clairsville, died on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, W.Va. He was born April 10, 1924, in Springfield, the son of the late William H. and Asia D. Bailey Dean, and was a Protestant.

In World War II, he was a co-pilot on a B-17 Flying Fortress with the 483rd Bombardment Group. His plane was shot down over Berlin, and he was captured by the Germans. He was a POW at Stalag Luft 1 in Barth, Germany, until the war ended. He continued in the Reserves when he came back to the United States and retired a Major from the United States Air Force.

He retired after 44 years as a community relations manager with Ohio Bell Telephone Co., now known as AT&T, in St. Clairsville. He was a member of Belmont Hills Country Club in St. Clairsville, a member of the Barbed Wire Association for former POWs, member of the Reserve Officers Association, a past president of the Red Cross, one of the founding members of the St. Clairsville Community Development Center, past president of the St. Clairsville Rotary Club and past board member of the Salvation Army and the United Way.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Glenna Imo Davidson Dean; a son, David A. Dean, and a brother, Ralph Dean.

Surviving are his sons, Douglas B. Dean and his wife, Cindy, of Grove City, and Stephen M. Dean and his wife, Carol, of Wheeling, W.Va.; two grandsons, Joshua B. Dean and his wife, Jennifer, of Grove City and Jared L. Dean who is in the US Navy and on board the USS Carl Vinson; three great-grandchildren, Jovie, Lennon, and Hawken Dean and a special friend, Sara Jo Anderson, of Glen Dale, W.Va.

Friends will be received 2-4 p.m. today and 6-8 p.m. at the Kepner Funeral Homein Wheeling, W.Va., where services will be held 10 a.m. on Friday with the Rev. Wayne Ickes officiating. Interment will be held in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Tremont City.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, Ohio Valley Chapter, 193, 29th St., Wheeling, WV 26003 or the East Richland Evangelical Friend’s Church, 67885 Friends Church Road, Richland Township, St. Clairsville, OH 43950.

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Lois Brinson

Lois Imogene Brinson, 81, of Craigsville, W.Va., died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington. A memorial service will be from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Cottle Church of God, Cottle, W.Va. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home.



Kenneth Shafer

Kenneth Ira Shafer, 77, of Proctorville, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, W.Va. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville. Burial will follow in Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Friday. Condolences may be expressed to the family at