Published 9:03 am Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Rosanne Kirby

July 18, 1945 — Sept. 23, 2018

Rosanne Kirby, 73, of Ironton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. She was born to the late John Malinowski and Joyce Howell on July 18, 1945. A lifelong Lawrence County resident, she served as Briggs Lawrence County Public Library’s loan librarian for 32 years.
Survivors include her two children, George Kirbie, of Bowie, Maryland, and Zabrina Cockell-Black, of Fort Myers, Florida; her granddaughter, Brittnie Cockrell, of Fort Myers, Florida; and great-granddaughter, Ziriah Black, of Ironton; as well as her beloved pets, Mocha and Zeus.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Dennis Posard; and survived by her sisters, Johanne and Sally Anne; and her brother Charles (Butch) Howell, all of Cleveland; and a number of other relatives and close friends.
Rosanne requested private services at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, Ironton. In lieu of flowers or condolences, the family kindly requests that you make a donation to the American Heart Association or a local charity of your choice. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her final days. To make online condolences to the Kirby family, please visit


Chester Wilson

April 12, 1935 — Sept. 21, 2018

Chester L. Wilson, 83, of Franklin Furnace, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Russell, Kentucky. The Ironton native was born April 12, 1935, a son of the late Delbert and Phyllis Primm Wilson. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sharon McClellan Wilson.
Mr. Wilson was a graduate of St. Joseph High School and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a former employee for Allied Signal and a member of the Ellison Street Nazarene Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Phillip Wilson; and two brothers, Delbert “Red” Wilson and Clyde Wilson.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Scott Wilson, of Kansas City, Missouri; two sisters, Priscilla Slone, of Milton, West Virginia, and Naomi Cheek, of Wheelersburg; a brother, Jack Wilson, of Alabama; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no services. Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, is assisting the family with arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Danny Dunfee

Danny Earl Dunfee, 66, of Scottown, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.


Danny Stickler

Danny R. Stickler, 61, of Ironton, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton.