Obituaries – 4/29/2020

Published 11:59 pm Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Margaret Vanderpool

Feb. 25, 1934–April 28, 2020


Margaret June Vanderpool, 86, of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at her residence.

Mrs. Vanderpool was born Feb. 25, 1934, in Ironton, a daughter to the late Allen Dee and Letta Mae (Sloan) Norris.


At the age of 19, on June 26, 1953, Margaret married the love of her life and her devoted companion of 67 years, Darwin Vanderpool.


Mrs. Vanderpool especially enjoyed worshiping her Lord at Gateway Baptist Church. She was fond of cooking and baking especially making her unrivaled strawberry rhubarb pies.


As a nurse for 26 years, our mother faithfully served with great compassion and care for her patients as well as her co-workers.


She faithfully studied the word of God, read through the Bible every year and was a woman of passionate prayer. She was a former Sunday school teacher, an avid reader and enjoyed sewing.


Margaret prized her relationship with her sister, Sharon, and her family; above all, she cherished and loved her six children, grandchildren and great grandchildren unconditionally.


Her greatest desire was to glorify her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Charles D. Vanderpool and David Lee Vanderpool; daughter, Paula Kay Vanderpool Pemberton; two sisters, Betty Jean Norris Jones and Linda Carol Norris; and three brothers, Robert Lee, John Raymond and Paul William Thornton Norris

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Ann Fullmer, of Warsaw, Indiana;

two sons, Timothy Bryan Vanderpool, of Ironton, and Stephen Dale Vanderpool, of Ashland, Kentucky; a granddaughter whom she raised Carrie June Franz, of Grove City; two brothers, Allen Dee Norris III, of San Angelo, Texas and Joseph Eden Norris, of Springfield, Illinois; sister, Sharon Kay McKee of Ironton; seventeen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.


Regretfully in this time of the coronavirus and social distancing, a ceremony will be held with immediate family only.


Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. Seventh St., Ironton, is assisting the family with arrangements.


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Barbara Cline

June 9, 1933–April 22, 2020


Barbara Lillian (Bradshaw) Cline, 86, of Hilliard, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.


Barbara was born on June 9, 1933 in Wheelersburg, to Lawrence and Mildred (Patton) Bradshaw.


Barbara was employed by Catholic Social Services for over 18 years. She was a caregiver to many. Barbara helped seniors stay in their home by giving them assistance needed for everyday living.


She will be remembered for being a loving and caring mother, grandmother and woman. She enjoyed flowers, birds, jiggle puzzles and baking cookies and Buckeye candy, which she shared with many.


She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Janet Cline; brother, Denver Bradshaw and sisters, Kathryn Mullins and Wanda Seagraves.


She is survived by her children, David (Paula) Cline and Lynnette (Robert) Bryan; grandson, Ethan Bryan; brothers, James (Carolyn), Paul (Nellie) and Tony; sisters, Jean Turner, Deanne (Randy) Kearns and Dorothy (Reggie) Calhoun; sister-in-law, Marilyn Bradshaw; many nieces and nephews.


Due to the current circumstances, the family will have a private funeral service on Monday at Heart and Hope Funeral Home and Crematory.


Afterward you will be able to watch the webcast and the video tribute of her life on


Barbara will be laid to rest next to her daughter Janet at Sunset Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Columbus Alzheimer’s Association in her memory.



Pamela Cremeans


Pamela Sue Cremeans, 66, of Proctorville, died after a lengthy battle with cancer on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at home.


A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Mann Family Cemetery, Scottown.


Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is in charge of arrangements.


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