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Obituaries-01/25/16

Steven Bodmer

Nov. 10, 1954 — Jan. 22, 2016

Steven Franklin Bodmer, 61, of Ironton, passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. The Lawrence County native was born Nov. 10, 1954, the son of the late Erma Bodmer.

Steve was a 1973 graduate of Ironton High School and a shipping coordinator for Dow Chemical for 35 years. He was a member of the VFW Post 8850 and the Elks Lodge 177. He was also of the Catholic faith.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by two aunts, Jean Saylor and Helen Dufore; three uncles, Ralph Bodmer, Don Bodmer and Fred Bodmer.

He is survived by a daughter, Amy Bodmer of Ironton; a son, Chris Bodmer, of Ironton; six grandchildren, Morgan Bodmer, Jeremy Bodmer, Destiny Comer, Shelbi Wigandt, Gracie Bodmer and CJ Bodmer, all of Ironton; a former spouse and best friend, Jo Weber, of Ironton; a half-brother, Randy Goodall, of Ironton; uncle, Lowell (Tina) Bodmer, of Ironton; and two aunts, Joyce Bodmer and Mary Bodmer, of Ironton.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home with Father David Huffman and the “Rev.” Eugene Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 12 p.m. until the time of the service. Contributions may be made to the Ironton Catholic Churches, P.O. Box 499, Ironton, OH 45638.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Bodmer, J.T. Holt, Fred Jones, Randy Bodmer, Andy Holsten and Jack Hopper. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net

 

Norma Johnson

Dec. 1, 1933 — Jan. 22, 2016

Norma L. Johnson, 82, of Chesapeake, went home to be with The Lord on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at home. She was born Dec. 1, 1933, in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Conley and Bernice Adkins Hunt.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Johnson; son, Charles L. Johnson; and three brothers, Leslie, Billy Joe and Conley Hunt. She is survived by one son, Mark (Imogene) Johnson, of Chesapeake; one daughter, Kimberly Donahoe, of Chesapeake; five grandchildren, Michelle Ferris, Tina Lewis, Amanda Huff, Brittany Donahoe and Randall Donahoe; nine great-grandchildren Ashlee Martin, Michael Ferris, Erika Lewis Celeski, Hayley Lewis, Ryan Lewis, Dylan Johnson, Daylan Johnson, Kendra Kazee and Kinsey Kazee; five great-great-grandchildren, Maddalynn Celeski, Kyliee Celeski, Michael Martin, Coner Martin and Liam Martin; one sister, Reva Hunt; and daughter-in-law, Diane Johnson.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice of Huntington and Dr. Cindy Pinson. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, by pastor Darrell Ferris. Burial will follow in Centenary Cemetery, Chesapeake. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

 

Patricia Hopkins

June 16 – Jan. 20, 2016

Patricia June Hopkins, born June 16, 1928, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Born in Ironton, she was the daughter of Blanche (Mohr) and Homer D. Fuller.

Pat graduated from Ironton High School in 1946, and from Marenello Beauty College in Cincinnati. She worked 13 years as a beautician before retiring to be a wife, mother and homemaker. She was a member of Resurrection Hope United Methodist Church.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard Neale Hopkins; both brothers, Louis Clarence Fuller and Homer D. (Don) Fuller, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Frances Hopkins Willis and Peggy Cooke Fuller; and brother-in-law, Vincel Willis.

Pat is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Ruthie Hopkins; grandchildren, Levi Neale, Glenda June and Ivie Ruth Hopkins; niece, Sherida (Joe) Dougherty; nephews, Mark (Jackie) and John (Jennifer) Willis; and great-nephews Cole, Clay, Chase and Carson Willis, and Heath and Morgan Battrell.

The celebration of her life is scheduled for today at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home, with visitation starting at 10 a.m. and funeral service at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Terry L. Jones officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Resurrection Hope United Methodist Church, St. Joseph Central Catholic High School, or First United Methodist Food Pantry.

 

Pearlie Mannon

Feb. 20, 1942 — Jan. 21, 2016

Pearlie Raymond Mannon, 73, of Bidwell, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington.

He was born Feb. 20, 1942, in Lawrence County, son of the late Pearl R. and Augusta Massie Mannon. He was a heavy equipment operator. Pearlie loved tinkering on racecars.

Surviving are his wife, Karen Wilson Mannon, of Scottown; children, Tammy Jo Mannon, of Bidwell, Bernard Raymond Mannon, of Scottown, Tina (Lee) Barry, of Kitts Hill; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Earl Mannon, of Willow Wood; and a sister, Eleanor (James) Tagg, of Springfield.

In addition to his parents, Pearlie was preceded by two brothers, Frank and Leon.

Services will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, at the Willis Funeral Home with pastor Darrell Fowler officiating. Burial will follow in Brethern Cemetery, Lawrence County. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home prior to the service. Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com to send email condolences.

 

Michael Conaway

March 22, 1956 — Jan. 19, 2016

Michael McKinley Conaway, 59, of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. The Lawrence County native was born March 22, 1956, a son of the late Charles and Betty Friend Conaway.

Michael was a 1974 graduate of Ironton High School and retired from the CAO. He was also of the Protestant faith. Some of the last words spoken in the voice of Dewey Cox, “It’s been a great ride.”

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Penny Lemon, of Ironton.

He is survived by a daughter, Micah Brown of Ironton; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael (Amanda) Conaway of Plainfield, Illinois; a sister and brother-in-law, Pam (Joe) Edgington, of New Holland; four grandchildren, Chloe, Quentin, Bentley and Remington; and a best friend since childhood, Justin Massie, of Kitts Hill.

A memorial service will be at a later date at the convenience of the family. Phillips Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

 

Willard Kuhn

Willard C. Kuhn, Jr., 76, of Proctorville, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. today at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, by Elder Denver Majher. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville. Visitation was from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

 

Edith Barnette

Edith Barnette, 98, of Coal Grove, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland. A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, with pastor Eddie Neal officiating. Visitation will be from 5:30-6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

 

Frances Floyd

Frances Ann Floyd, 76, of Proctorville, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at Rivers Bend Health Care, South Point. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, by pastor Peter Shultis and pastor Buddy Muncy. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at wwww.timeformemory.com/hall.

 

Juanita McFarling

Juanita Elizabeth McFarling, 92, of Huntington, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.

 

Messel Abshire

Messel Gay Spangler Abshire, 87, of Russell, Kentucky, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Carman Funeral Home with pastor Mike Rice officiating. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will follow at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens, Flatwoods. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.carmanfuneral.com.

 

Robert Young

Robert Keith Young, 51, of South Point, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.

 

Ronald Christian

Ronald Christian, 69, of Proctorville, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.