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  • Nina L. Orders Smith

    Nina L. Orders Smith, 91, of Marietta passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Harmar Place. She was born December 19, 1927, in Alger, Ohio, a daughter of Gladys and Fred Kirts.

    Nina retired from J. C. Penney in Marietta. She loved music, singing and was active at Christ United Methodist Church for many years. She was a great mom and friend and was always there to lend an ear or just be there when needed. She will be greatly missed.

    Date of Death: Sat, 10/12/2019 No Services Planned at This Time Read More
  • Gary Thomas Perdew

    Gary Thomas Perdew, 82, of Marietta passed away Friday, October 11, 2019, at Windsor Medical Center in North Canton, Ohio after battling a long illness. He was born on March 24, 1937 in Marietta a son of Willard and Anna Riffle Perdew.

    Gary was employed as an electrician for Norfolk & Southern Railroads until his retirement. He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose, Elks Club, American Legion Post #64, VFW 5108 and enjoyed collecting, building and racing cars. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army.

    Date of Death: Fri, 10/11/2019 Services: Fri, 10/18/2019 10:00 am Read More
  • Mary E. Ruble

    Mary E. Ruble, 72, of Waterford passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

    She was born November 30, 1946 in Marietta to William “Jack” and Katherine “Katie” (Schultheis) Hartshorn. Mary was a graduate of Marietta High School, Class of 1964 and was a homemaker. She loved to spend time with her grandkids, and great grand kids and was a big Elvis fan.

    On April 24, 1965, she married Marvin Ruble who preceded her in death on September 7, 2000.

    Mary is survived by a son Marvin “Jake” Ruble, and daughters: Melissa (Ray Wright) Ruble, Jodi (Gary) Metheney and Linda (Jerry) Bauerbach, and “adopted son” Davey Erb; grandchildren: R. J. Science, Miranda Science, Andrea Robinson, Sara Metheney, Brittany Ruble, Steven Kidd Ruble, Olivia Ruble, Chelsey Ruble, Bryson Ruble, James Ruble, Jacob Ruble; 3 great grandchildren: Kaylyn Science, Braxton Lowery, Emberly Helman and her dog “Max.”


    Date of Death: Wed, 10/09/2019 Services: Sat, 10/12/2019 11:00 am Read More
    Portrait of Mary E. Ruble
  • Zella Jo (Jody) Cunningham

    Zella Jo (Jody) Cunningham, 69, of Williamstown, WV, passed away peacefully at Marietta Memorial Hospital on October 8, 2019 with family by her side after a Brief but fearless fight with pancreatic cancer.

    Jody was born in New Martinsville, WV on September 30, 1950 to Joseph Carl Bucher and Dora Angeline (Brown) Bucher. The middle of five children, Jody enjoyed all the perks that came with the title of “Mom’s favorite”. Jody and her younger brother Carl Bucher shared a unique bond that has endured throughout their lives.

    Jody graduated in 1968 from Valley High School in Pine Grove, WV. She then went on to complete her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Fairmont State College in 1971, then in 1976 earned a Master of Arts degree in Biology from West Virginia University, and continued her pursuit of knowledge completing more than 40 hours of post-graduate training. She taught for nearly 40 years in both Pleasants and Wood Counties at the junior high and high school levels, until finally retiring in 2011 as an AP Biology and Anatomy teacher at Parkersburg High School. She achieved National Board certification in 2004, a prestigious marker of excellence in education, from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Later, she became a part of the team who were instrumental in developing several texts and general science requirements for this certification. She served as president of the West Virginia Science Teachers Association and as a Science Mentor Teacher with the West Virginia State Science Department. Being the amazing woman she was, Jody was selected West Virginia Biology Teacher of the Year in 1987 and received the WVSTA Distinguished Fellow Award for outstanding contributions to science education in West Virginia.

    Jody was active for 43 years in the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs (GFWC) since joining as a Williamstown Juniors in 1976. She twice served as the president of the Williamstown Woman’s Club as well as holding all other board positions. At the state level she served on the Junior Board and Council from 1984-1992 and was statewide Director of Junior Clubs from 1990-1992. Her leadership skills led her to roles as Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Second Vice President, First Vice President, and finally President of GFWC West Virginia in 2014-2016. She was awarded Lifetime Membership status after completing her term as President.

    Among her contributions to the community was the restoration and protection of the Williamstown Wetlands and the construction of walking paths and seating areas around them. Jody’s commitment to serving others was recognized through an official Proclamation from the Mayor of Williamstown declaring May 4, 2014 as Jody Cunningham Day for her outstanding contributions to the local community.

    Jody was bestowed with the loving nickname of “Diddy” by her oldest granddaughter Mackenzie. This pleased her no end and was later adopted by her close friends and family. Jody had a great love for life and spending time with her grandkids. Whatever they were doing and wherever they were was of the utmost importance to her. Jody loved her family with everything she had and more.

    Date of Death: Tue, 10/08/2019 Services: Sun, 10/13/2019 02:00 pm Read More
    Portrait of Zella Jo (Jody) Cunningham
  • Elizabeth Maude Davie (Wallace) Joseph

    Elizabeth Maude Davie (Wallace) Joseph, 82, of Marietta died at Heartland of Marietta on Monday, October 7, 2019.

    She was born March 23, 1937, in Glasgow, Scotland to Evelyn (Mitchell) and Bruce Wallace. She grew up in Dundee, Scotland and graduated from The Harris Academy in Dundee.

    She married Carter Joseph on September 9, 1960, in Boston Massachusetts. Together they had 3 daughters: Melissa, Marsha and Evelyn Mae. She worked at J. C. Penney in downtown Marietta for many years. Elizabeth was known for her wonderful sense of humor and positive attitude. While born in Scotland and being a proud Scot, one of her proudest moments was when she became an American Citizen. She valued the privilege of voting and took this right very seriously.

    Survivors include her daughter Melissa (Joseph) Morris and her 4 grandchildren: Hannah Elizabeth Morris, Terrence Marshall Morris, Jr., Matthew Saunders Morris and Emma Bryson Morris. She encouraged them to have a sense of humor, always set you goals high, travel whenever the opportunity arises, take care of nature and to always be kind to yourself and others.


    Date of Death: Mon, 10/07/2019 No Services Planned at This Time Read More
  • Dale David Goddard, Jr.



    Dale David Goddard, Jr., went peacefully asleep in the Lord, October 4, at Marietta Memorial Hospital, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

    He was born October 8, 1965 in Marietta, Ohio to Dale D. Goddard, Sr., and Brenda Gray Goddard.

    He was owner of ASAP General Construction up until his illness. He was a 1984 graduate of Marietta High School and an athletic standout. He was a sports enthusiast and sponsored many Men’s Softball Teams; a two time National Runner up and seven time State Team Championship. He was a proud member of the Patriot Guard Riders.


    Date of Death: Fri, 10/04/2019 Services: Tue, 10/08/2019 10:30 am Read More
    Portrait of Dale David Goddard, Jr.
  • Shirley J. McPherson

    Shirley J. McPherson, 76, of Williamstown passed away, Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Worthington Health Care Center. She was born on November 14, 1942, in Lodi, Ohio, a daughter of Herman H. and Edna I. Yannyon Buxton.

    Shirley owned and operated, along with her husband, The American Shoe Shop in Marietta and was a member of The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption.

    Date of Death: Sat, 09/28/2019 Services: Thu, 10/03/2019 10:00 am Read More
    Portrait of Shirley J. McPherson