Obituaries — 6/21/16

Published 9:42 am Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Janet Gore

Janet Rebecca Gore, 83, died Sunday June 19, 2016, at her home in South Point. The Ironton native was born Aug. 8, 1932, a daughter of the late Delbert Earl Wagner and Ada Lou Goodman. She attended West Ironton and Ironton schools. The family resided on Orchard Hollow and although they had tough times after her father passed away when she was 11, she often remarked how she enjoyed those days living at home.

Her dad named her after his mom and one of delivery Dr. Henninger’s two daughters and although her named wasn’t spelled the same it was pronounced as “Jeanette.”

On Nov. 17, 1953, she was united in marriage at Coal Grove to Madison Gore of Dog Fork. He passed away June 15, 1990.

Email newsletter signup

She lived all of her life in Lawrence County except when she briefly lived in Germantown, Pennsylvania, where her husband was stationed in the Army. Janet and Madison lived in Ironton prior to moving to South Point in 1965.

Janet had numerous occupations throughout her life only taking time out to stay at home to raise her children. Her first job was as a car hop at Hylands Drive-in. She also worked at various area businesses: Don Keys Motel, Hamburger Inn, Kelley’s Cafe’, Marlow Grille, Mann’s Market, Wilson Sporting Goods as a ball glove lacer, Arts Drive-In, Rollyson’s as a glazer, Ron’s Pizza Shop, Corbin’s Clothing and Decasper Corp. as a sewer, and she was even a route carrier for The Ironton Tribune in the early and mid 1970s, mainly serving the Chesapeake area. Later in life she worked as a CNA at Pulley’s Nursing Home and Heartland of Riverview, where she retired in 1994. After her retirement, she attended the City Mission Church in Ironton where she also volunteered her time as a cook for hungry patrons and was affectionately known simply as “Granny.”

When she wasn’t working, she enjoyed reading mystery books, working crossword puzzles, watching game shows and crime dramas.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son, a sister Edith Ferguson; her brother Ralph Wagner; and a grandson, Derek Coleman Gore Clark.

Surviving are four children, Gayle Lynn Roberts (Ray), of Ironton, Mack Eldon Gore (Tami), of Cocoa, Florida, Daryl Coleman Gore, of South Point, and William Allen Gore, of St. Clairesville; 10 grandchildren, Ryan Stephen Morrison, Jeremy Todd Morrison and Aaron Scott Morrison, William Madison Gore and Marielle Josette Gore, William Maxwell Tawney and Hunter Lynn Tawney, William Allen Pike, Heather Renae Roth and Allyson Dawn Gore.

Funeral services will be noon Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Cremeans officiating. Burial will follow in Mamre Cemetery and friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Ironton City Mission Church, 710 N. Fifth St., Ironton, OH 45638. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phill



Lena Legg

Lena J. Legg, 71, of Ironton, died Sunday, June 19, 2016, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. She is survived by her husband, Robert Legg. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point, with David Ashworth officiating. Arrangements are by Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point. Condolences to the family may be expressed at



Dean DeSalvi

Dean DeSalvi, 48, of Franklin Furnace, formerly of Chicago, Illinois, died Thursday, June 16, 2016, at the Holzer Hospital of Jackson. He is survived by his wife, Karen DeSalvi. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home located at 11028 Southwest Highway; Palos Hills, Illinois 60465 with the Rev. Richard Lindvall officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Illinois. Visitation is from 3-9 p.m. Thursday at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of his family with local assistance by the Brown Funeral Chapel.