Obituaries – 8/17/14

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 17, 2014

Norman Kleinman

March 15, 1926 — Aug. 13, 2014

Norman F. Kleinman, of South Point, loving husband, father, papaw and friend, left this world to join his wife, Phyllis; father, Fredrick; mother, Mary Ellen; brother, Frank Kleinman; and sister, Lousie Dixon, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.

Norman was born March 15, 1926. He leaves behind his son, Carl Kleinman; daughter-in-law, Deloris Kleinman; his grandchildren, whom he loved very much, Ashlee (Andrew) Christian, Andrea, Carl Andrew and Aleeia Kleinman, all of South Point; and brother, Walter (Wanda) Kleinman.

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Norman was the owner of Midway Auto Paint and Supply for more than 60 years. He served in the Air Force during World War II and was a Fourth Degree Knight with Knights of Columbus in Ironton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ironton with Fr. David Huffman officiating.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Huntington for all its help and compassion. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home in South Point. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hospice House of Huntington, P.O. Box 464 Huntington, WV 25709. Condolences to the family may be expressed at



William Langdon

April 22, 1926 — May 25, 2014

William E. (Bill) Langdon, 88, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Stuart, Va., passed away May 25, 2014, in Orlando.

He was born April 22, 1926, in South Point, the son of the late Norris R. and Susan Rice Langdon.

He was a graduate of Coal Grove High School and a member of Ice Creek Missionary Baptist Church. He retired from Ohio Power (AEP) on April 30, 1987, after 39 years of service. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

He enjoyed restoring old cars, especially Thunderbirds and a 1948 Lincoln.

On Jan. 31, 1947, he married Wanda Jean Baker, who preceded him in death on April 28, 2004. In addition to his wife and parents, a sister, Mary Mc Comas, preceded him in death. He is survived by a son, Ed Langdon, of Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, Brenda Barlet, of Lebanon, Pa.; two sisters, Joyce Skinner, of Belpre, and Jenny Moore, of Power Springs, Ga.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ice Creek Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Todd Warner officiating. The family will meet with friends immediately following the service. Interment of his ashes will follow at Ice Creek Cemetery.



Maririta Bartee

May 22, 1940 — Aug. 14, 2014

Maririta Bartee, 74, of West Point, Ky., formerly of Clarksville, Ind., and Ironton, passed away Thursday, Aug 14, 2014. She was born May 22, 1940, in Ironton, the daughter of the late George and Mary Elizabeth (Mains) Holtzapfel. A son, Sam Schwed, also precedes her in death.

She was a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Ironton. She was a loyal Walmart employee in Clarksville for 17 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Martin (Joe), of Ironton, and Terri Baker (Steve), of West Point; five grandchildren, Sam Schwed Jr., of Ironton, Austin Baker (Paula), of Louisville, Ky., Steven Schwed, of Alba, Texas, Erin Martin, of Powell, and Danielle Gonzalez (Omar), of Clarksville; two great-granddaughters, with one on the way, Alexis Baker and Antiana Gonzalez, both of Clarksville; a brother, George (Bert) Holtzapfel (Mary Jon); several nieces; a nephew; several great-nieces; and two great-nephews.

Services were held Saturday at Kraft Funeral Home in New Albany, Ind., with visitation from 3-8 p.m. There will be a graveside service on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Calvary Cemetery in Ironton with visitation from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home in Ironton prior to graveside service with the Rev. David Huffman Officiating.



John McMahon

Jan. 1, 1939 — Aug. 14, 2014

John Thomas (Johnny) McMahon, 75, of Ironton, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley. The Ironton native was born Jan. 1, 1939, a son to the late Charles F. “Scubby” and Katherine Vaughn “Teen” McMahon. His wife, Judy G. McMahon, whom he married Oct. 12, 1968, survives him.

John is now free from his lifelong physical challenges and will be remembered with love for his wry humor, love of family and passion for music, which filled his life. He is free to walk in the sunlight without crutches he carried throughout his life on Earth.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved aunt, Helen Herron; and stepdaughter, Tammy Hannon.

In addition to his wife he is survived by stepson, Tim Hannon, of Chesapeake; a brother, Terry C. McMahon, who resides with his wife, Dana A. McMahon, of Land O’ Lakes, Fla.; six nieces and nephews; and 16 great-nieces and nephews

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton with pastor Mike Long officiating. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home.



Francis Blanton

Francis Gene Blanton, 72, of Greenup, Ky., died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Bailey Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements, which are pending.