Obituaries – 5/09/2020

Published 11:59 pm Friday, May 8, 2020

Richard Meyers

Feb. 7, 1941–May 6, 2020


Richard “Dick” Bingham Meyers, of Chesapeake, passed away May 6, 2020, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, West Virginia, after a battle with ALS.


The Ironton native was born Feb. 7, 1941 to Judge Elliott E. and Marion Bingham Meyers.


He was the devoted husband of Linda Gearhart Meyers, married 54 years.


Dick was a graduate of Ironton High School, Miami University, and University of Cincinnati Law School. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity where he obtained the lifelong nickname, Rube.


He practiced law with his father until he acquired Judge Ater’s office in Chesapeake and worked for more than 50 years. He served as assistant prosecutor and was elected Lawrence County Prosecutor for 12 years. Dick was a member of the Ohio Prosecutor’s Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and a founding member of the Lawrence County Eastern Republicans. He was a member and president of the Lawrence County Board of Elections.


He was appointed to the Ohio University Southern Board of Directors, and a professor of Political Science and Law Enforcement for 25 years, his service to higher education was an enormous source of pride.


Other boards and community groups he served included the Ironton Boy Scouts of America, Lake Forest Association, Chesapeake Lions Club, Wild Turkey Federation, Ohio Farm Bureau, the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio, the National Rifle Association, Trout Unlimited, and the Ironton Elks Club.


Dick was an active member of the Chesapeake United Methodist Church, serving on various committees and as a Sunday school teacher. He worked with other church and community leaders to establish the Chesapeake Community Center and Mission Outreach.


As a lifelong outdoorsman, nothing gave him more joy than his adventures in hunting and fly fishing. Most importantly, he created a fishing legacy sharing his passion with his sons-in-law, nephews, and grandchildren. He loved spending time with his friends and family at his cabin in Bemis, West Virginia.


Survivors, in addition to his wife, include daughters Cindy (Sean) Foley, Julia (Eric) Hinten and Molly (Lloyd) LaBadie all of Worthington; two brothers, William and Bob Meyers; and four grandchildren, Emmett and Adeline Foley, Wesley and Meredith Hinten.


Final service plans will be announced in the future.


Memorials may be made to ALS Association, Chesapeake United Methodist Church and/or Hospice of Huntington.


Schneider-Hall Funeral Home in Chesapeake, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Alicia Duty

Alicia Dawn Duty, 44, of South Point, died Thursday, May 7, 2020.


A private family service will be held on Monday. Burial will follow at Burlington-Greenlawn Cemetery in South Point.


Schneider-Hall Funeral Home in Chesapeake, is assisting the family with arrangements.


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Michael Mahlmeister

Sept. 26, 1937–May 6, 2020


Michael “Pat” Patrick Mahlmeister, 82, of Ashland, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at Kings Daughters Medical Center, Ashland, Kentucky.


Mr. Mahlmeister was born Sept. 26, 1937, a son to the late Walter and Margaret (McCafferty) Mahlmeister, he was also preceded in death by his step-mother who raised him Francis (Utz) Mahlmeister. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Patricia Kelly Mahlmeister, who passed away Jan. 6, 2013.


Mr. Mahlmeister was a graduate of St. Joseph High School and attended Center College in Kentucky and Ohio University. He was an Army veteran, retired from Century Aluminum as director of Labor Relations in 1999.


Pat was very active with the Knights of Columbus and held several state and regional offices.


Pat loved beagle dogs and was very active raising them.


He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Ironton, where he was a very active member.


Pat loved his grandson, Michael, and was very involved in his life He attended many of his hockey games in Pennsylvania.


In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Kelly Soule.


He is survived by daughter: Amy Mahlmeister of Lamoyne, Pennsylvania; son: Mike Mahlmeister, of Ashland, Kentucky; grandson: Michael Soule, of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania; and son-in-law: George Soule, of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.


Funeral Mass will be 12:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 501 Chestnut St. Ironton, with Father David Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday 11:30 until time of the service at the church.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kelly M. Soule Memorial Fund to help pay for his grandson’s education, checks can be made payable to Michael Soule, 23 Creek Road Camp Hill, Pennsylvania 17011.


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Richard Staten, Okeechobee, Florida


Richard Staten passed away April 30, 2020, at the age of 74.


He is survived by his wife, Carol Staten.


He is also survived by sisters, Janet Tilley and Audrey Grubb and Mae Farris; and two brothers, Emmett Staten and Bob Staten.


He resided Okeechobee, Florida for the last 12 years.




Lynd Jenkins Jr.

Feb. 26, 1958–May 6, 2020


On May 6, 2020, Lynd “L.J.” Jenkins Jr., peacefully departed from those who adore him, to join his daughter, Carri L. McKnight, and great granddaughter, Ivory Paige Green, in the tranquil peace of heaven.


Born Feb. 26, 1958 in Ironton, to the late Mary and Lynd Jenkins. Also preceding him in death were his mother-in-law, Shirley Ashworth; father-in-law, Ronald Samples; and sister and brother-in-law Rhonda and J.R. Stevens.


He lived in Lawrence County all his life and attended Rock Hill Schools.


His forty-five-year work career included Hanging Rock Landfill, Southern Ohio Trenching, Hollidays Bulk Plants and Ohio Valley Propane; thousands of miles logged, accident free.


L.J. had a passion for many hobbies over the years — muscle cars, drag racing, traveling, collecting NASCAR memorabilia, boating and camping were his favorites. He believed in living life wide open and he did!


Surviving is his proud wife, Patricia J. Samples Jenkins, whom he married May 23, 1975.

Nothing made him happier than the love and attention he gave and received from his grandchildren, Melanie Anderson, Caitlynd (Michael Greathouse) McKnight, and Lauren (Dusty Carmon) McKnight. Also left to treasure his memory is his great-grandchildren, Jakob Anderson, Adalea Green and Ja’Kobe King; siblings, Myrtle (Kenny) Meadows, Sue (John) Keating, Rick (Debbie) Jenkins, Mike (Becky) Jenkins; brother and sister-in-law Mike (Karen) Samples; nephews, Johnny (Molly) Keating, Rick (Kathy) Jenkins, David (Wendy) Jenkins, Austin Jenkins, Chandler Jenkins, J.D. Stevens, Ian Schoest and Lee Samples; greatnieces and nephews, Josie, Rick, Marissa, David, T.J., Wyatt and Shea; Great-great nieces and nephew, Grayson, Jaxon, Reagan and Myleigh.


We shared a love and bond that many never find, the strength of that and your spirit with us will always keep you close in our hearts.


Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. Seventh St., Ironton, with Pastor Ricky Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in Jenkins Family cemetery and visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


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Timothy Haney

April 21, 1950–May 3, 2020


  1. Timothy “Tim” Haney of Toledo, quietly succumbed to Covid-19 as the sun set on May 3, 2020. Tim was born in Ironton on April 21, 1950 to Roy and Ruth (Cannon) Haney. Hewas 70 years old.


Tim served in the Army during the Vietnam War as a radio teletype operator. Upon return, he was involved in Young Life where he met his future bride. Joyce and Tim were married for 46 years, rearing four gifted children (and one famous mustache)


He notably worked for many years as Administrative Director of Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Later, he became a public servant, working for the City of Toledo for over 20 years where he was a proud member of the local AFSCME 2058.


He loved his time with the Boy Scouts of America and Black Swamp Bird Observatory, and he spent most Fridays birding and photographing anything beautiful he could capture (especially the bluebirds).


But his story was mostly one of faith. He was an involved parishioner of St. Agnes, St. Catherine of Siena and the Toledo Diocesan Cursillo Movement. His masterful stories brought scripture to life. A true fisher and shepherd of men, one utterance from Tim could inspire both tears and laughter, making sure there was always room for laughter.


Tim is deeply missed by his loving wife, Joyce (Ridley), children, Tim, Marc (Sarah), Kathleen (Tony) Watts and Anna; siblings, Roy Patrick (Luana) and Kiki (Rob) Thomas Lee; grandchildren, Beckhem and Kyra; nephews, Jason and Bradley and niece, Jennifer (Josh) Tait; dearest cousin, Kathy (Jim) Wiechman and the rest of the Haney, Cannon and Ridley clans. He was preceded in death by his parents Ruth and Roy Haney, sisters, Mary and Cynthia, and grandson, Ashton.


The funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, at 11 a.m., at St. Catherine of Siena Church. Due to COVID-19, only immediate family will be allowed to attend. The funeral mass will be livestreamed online. Go to then search StCatherineToledo. Private interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. A “Celebration of Life” gathering will be announced at a later date.


Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scouts of America, St. Catherine of Siena Church or the Diocese of Toledo Cursillo Movement. Ansberg-West Funeral Directors 419-472-7633.


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