Published 8:26 am Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Juanita Kincaid

Aug. 27, 1924 — June 2, 2018

Juanita would like to let you know that her work here is done. She received a call, a sort of offer you can’t refuse, for an appointment from which she will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a long time, and job security is exactly 110 percent. Her new mission takes her to a wonderful place where she will be socializing, knitting, cooking and reading to her heart’s content. Music, humming, laughter and love are guaranteed. Food is delicious, you never gain an ounce, and chocolate milkshakes are available 24-7.
This is the story of Juanita (Nete) Conkle Milleson Kincaid. Her story begins in Ironton, born Aug. 27, 1924, oldest daughter of Dr. Walter S. Conkle and Norma Wohlgemuth Conkle. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, card player and social butterfly. Mother’s pure heart never met a stranger or a person who wouldn’t benefit from a little well-intentioned advice. She was always ready to volunteer, whether it be school, church or museum for her children, friends and community.
Nete graduated from Ironton High School in 1941. She attended Ohio Wesleyan, and, after one semester, she left and married the love of her life, Dr. Phillip M. Milleson, formerly of Shelbyville, Indiana, who was then practicing Optometry in Ironton with Dr. Conkle at the Ironton Vision Center, which was first located on Center Street until moving to South Sixth Street.
In 1944, she started her family with Carol Ann Milleson Niehaus (Jack, deceased), of Cincinnati, while Phillip was stationed in Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas during World War II. Over 23 years, they added five more children, Claudia Kay Milleson Brammer (Richard, deceased), of Wheelersburg, Dr. Steven C. Milleson (Leslie), of Ironton, Jenifer Jo Milleson Alderman (David), of Cottontown, Tennessee, Dr. James Eugee Milleson (Aleisha), of Ironton, and John Phillip Milleson (Delilah).
Juanita was one of the founding members of a Bridge Club in Ironton, which was active for many years. In the summer, she could be found at Sta Tan Pool, playing C&O all afternoon and keeping up with her kids’ activities. Phil and Juanita enjoyed traveling with their motor home or staying at their Myrtle Beach home most of their summers. Juanita also worked for some time at the Ironton Vision Center.
Juanita joined her family in heaven on Saturday, June 2, 2018, where she was in the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. She was 93 years young.
She is survived by her second husband, Gerald Kincaid, of Louisville, Kentucky, whom she married in 2005; a sister, Eileen Conkle Smith (James), of Oxford; her six children; 12 grandchildren, Scott Niehaus, Stacey Niehaud Malone, Shanna Brammer Murphy, Nathan Brammer, Dr. Niki Milleson, Dr. Patrick Milleson, David Alderman, Katir Alderman, Briand Alderman, Lindsey Milleson, Tyler Milleson and Trenton Milleson; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with pastor Rase Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery, and visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), 322 Eighth Ave., seventh floor, New York, NY 10001 in her memory. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Sandra Kidd

March 16, 1954 — May 27, 2018

The Rev. Sandra S. Kidd, 64, of Ironton, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, Kentucky. The Huntington, West Virginia native was born March 16, 1954, a daughter of the late James Edward and Mary (Hensley) Kidd. She is survived by her wife, Debra Hagerty, whom she married April 15, 2018.
Sandra was a graduate of Huntington East High School and had a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Marshall University. She was a life skill coach for A&L Home Care Training. She served as Ordained Deacon at Christ Episcopal Church since 2016. She loved to fish, camp and read.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, Michael Kidd; and sister, Sherry Wilds.
In addition to her wife, she is survived by brother, James (Jessica) Kidd, of Barboursville, West Virginia; two nieces, Emma Kidd, of Barboursville, West Virginia, and Jessi Lamp, of Parkersburg, West Virginia; three cousins, Susan Jarvis and Terry Jarvis, both of Huntington, West Virginia, and Tony Jarvis, of Virginia; and her loving church family.
Memorial service will be noon Friday at Christ Episcopal Church, Ironton, with Rt. Rev. Thomas E. Breidenthal presiding. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Christ Episcopal Church Building Fund, Ironton. Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, is assisting the family with arrangements. To offer the family condolences, please visit


Mart Howard

May 1, 1934 — June 2, 2018

Mart Albert Howard, 84, of Ironton, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Community Hospice in Ashland, Kentucky. The Kitts Hill native was born May 1, 1934, to the late Albert Howard and Margaret (Thornton) Howard Kimes.
Mart was a 1952 graduate of Coal Grove High School. He retired in 2012 from his self-operated business, Mart’s Body Shop. Mart was a member of Campbell Chapel Church. Throughout his life, Mart enjoyed building custom tow trucks, antique cars and spending time with family.
In addition to his parents, Mart was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray Howard and Donald Howard.
Mart is survived by one daughter, Marta Jo (Lee Edward) Durbin, of Galloway; three sons, Terry Howard, of Ironton, Tony (Joy) Howard, of Ironton, and Troy (Gwen) Howard, of Nashville, Tennessee; one brother, Jim (Linda) Howard, of Ironton; three sisters, Agnes (Wayne) Heaberlin, of Kitts Hill, Ruth (Buck) Browning, of Ironton, and Linda (John) Redmond, of Largo, Florida; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Howard and Joyce Howard.
Mart is also survived by eight grandchildren, Monica Marie Durban, of Galloway, Christopher (Laura) Durbin, of Morrow Bay, California, Loryn Howard, of Ironton, Fawna Theiss, of South Point, Heather Clark, of South Point, William Howard, of Spring, Texas, Bailey Howard, of Nashville, Tennessee, and Tristan Howard, of Nashville, Tennessee; four great-grandchildren, Rylee, Thorne, Sparrow and Falcon; and many other loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, Ironton, with pastor Bob Bradley officiating. Mart will be laid to rest at Sugar Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be noon until time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of Ashland Community Hospice, who took such care great care of dad. The Howard family asks that donations be in Mart’s name to Backpack Buddies, P.O. Box 522, Ironton, OH 45638. Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, is assisting the family with arrangements. To offer the family condolences, please visit:


George Sisler

Jan. 26, 1938 — June 2, 2018

George Edward Sisler, 80, of Ironton, died Saturday, June 2, 2018, at home. He was born Jan. 26, 1938, in Ironton, the son of the late George W. and Leba Lewis Sisler.
He was a member of St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic church, a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Armco Steel.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Pat Moore Sisler; six children, Denise (Charles) Hossler, John (Lori) Sisler, Susan (Cliff) Cline, Stephen Sisler, Beth (John) Koster and Andrew (Cassy) Sisler; grandchildren, Travis Hossler, Robin Hossler, Whitney Blackburn, Mariah Blackburn, Stephen Sisler, Bentley Sisler, Carson Sisler, Michael Sisler, Caleb Koster, Hailee Koster, Jaron Koster and Cannon Koster; great-grandchildren, Harrison Hossler, Jackson Hossler, Marley Blackburn, Harleigh Roach, Piper Sisler and Maverick Crabtree; two sisters, Charlotte Pruitt and Jean Webb; and one brother, Walter Sisler.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Rose Duvendeck; and five brothers, Earl Sisler, Fred Sisler, Donald Sisler, Paul Sisler and Gaylord Sisler.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Ironton, and funeral mass at 11 a.m. with Fr. David Huffman officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. O’Keefe Baker Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Donations are requested to Ironton Catholic Schools Building Fund, P.O. Box 499, Ironton, OH 45638.