Obituaries – 3/18/2020

Published 8:08 am Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Jerry Harper

April 21, 1941– March 15,o 2020

Jerry Lee Harper, 78, of Port Clinton, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. He was born on April 21, 1941 in Columbus, raised in Ironton, and was the oldest of nine children to Wilson and Gloria (Justice) Harper. He married Kay Truchoweski on March 23, 1962 and she survives.

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He worked for USCO for more than 30 years and was the union president for 17 years. Jerry and Kay also had a small farm in Erie Township for many years and in retirement, they became snowbirds in Englewood, Florida, where Jerry became a serious shuffleboard player.

Jerry enjoyed collecting and restoring classic cars; golfing, bowling, deer hunting, camping, hiking, watching drag car races, NASCAR and Western movies. Most importantly, his favorite activity was being involved with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his loving wife, Kay; son, Nick Harper; daughters, Kathy (Thomas) Boreman and Kerryn (Bill) Lockhart; grandchildren, Aaron Lockhart, Steven Harper, Rachel Boreman, Danielle (Chase) Holt, Dr. Kayla (Travis) Lockhart-Pagareski; great-granddaughter, Harper Ann Holt; sisters, Linda Vallance, Sheila Morris and Beverly Barnhart; brothers, David Harper, Manuel (Jane) Harper and Wally (Judy) Harper; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Orlan Harper and Earl Harper.

Visitation will be held at the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 216 Washington St., Port Clinton, on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until funeral services at 11 a.m., with Father John Missler officiating. Burial will follow in Catawba Island Cemetery.

Robert Riley

Oct. 7, 1930–March 14, 2020

Robert (Bob) Alvin Riley, 89, of Ironton, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Kentucky.

The Lawrence County native was born Oct. 7, 1930, the son of the late Ernest Riley and Ima Jean (Mays) Riley. He married his wife, Sharon Bragg Riley, in 1957.

Robert attended Rock Hill schools entering the U.S. Army after graduation. He was enlisted more than six years and served during the Korean War. Following his service in the U.S. Army, he worked as a machinist for the CSX Railroad retiring in 1992.

He was of the Protestant faith. Robert loved gardening, fishing and hunting and talking with people.

In addition to his parents, his is preceded in death by a son, Robert Franklin Riley.

Robert is survived by his wife, Sharon Bragg Riley.

Phillips Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Woodland Cemetery with the Pastor Scott Jenkins officiating.

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Ella Miller

Ella Jean Chapman Miller, 90, of Huntington, West Virginia, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center, Huntington, West Virginia.

A private graveside will be held at Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Charles Brown

Charles Carroll Brown, 80, of Huntington, West Virginia, died Monday, March 16, 2020, at The Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, West Virginia.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Judd Brown.

Services will be held at a later date.

Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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