Who we are
We are a local family-owned funeral home that has served the communities of Ohio and West Virginia for over 125 years. Our goal is to provide all of the families we serve a respectful and dignified service at a fair price. Whether a traditional service or more contemporary-style service, or just a simple cremation we try to meet all the needs of the individuals and families we serve.
Constance “Connie” N. Ward
Constance “Connie” N. Ward, 80, of Marietta passed away December 9, 2019 at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
She was born August 17, 1939 in Oswego, NY to Elmon Lee Taplin and Leah Mae Caster Taplin Matthews. She was a graduate of Oswego High School.
In 1978 Connie married James Ward who survives with her children Donald R. (Deborah D.) Turley of St. Marys and Deborah Kay Clatterbuck of Marietta. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren. A sister Yvonne Consalvo of Florida and a half sister Sheila Lewis of Tennessee and several nieces, nephews and brothers-in-law also survive.Date of Death: Mon, 12/09/2019 Services: Fri, 12/13/2019 12:00 pm Read More
Kyley Buvalla, 28, of Lowell passed away after her courageous 2 year battle with brain cancer at 3:20 am, December 5, 2019, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
She was born on April 29, 1991 in Parkersburg, WV. Kyley was a 2009 graduate of Fort Frye High School and loved to play cards, eat good food and spend time with her family and friends.
Surviving are her parents, Dayna and Brian Wagner, siblings Sarah Beth and Benjamin Wagner; grandparents Neil and Wilma Wagner of Lowell; uncles: Derrek Buvalla, Dave (Tiny) Buvalla and Kevin (Kenna) Wagner and dog “Baylee,”. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Janice and Donald Buvalla and Aunt Joyce Chutz.
Kyley was an organ donor and was able to donate her corneas. She will continue to help someone else see the world through her beautiful blue eyes.Date of Death: Thu, 12/05/2019 No Services Planned at This Time Read More
Marilyn Joann Brum
Marilyn Joann Brum, 86, of Marietta passed away on Wednesday, December 04, 2019, at her home at Elmcroft. She was born August 18, 1933, the only child of Harold and Ethel Myers.
She graduated from Marietta HS in 1949 at age 16, because she had insisted upon starting first grade at age 4, with her older cousins. After Graduation, she attended Harding University, later working at Montgomery Ward and Broughton’s Restaurant.
She was a full time homemaker until her children were grown. Then she worked at Harts and Marietta College bookstore. She also volunteered for 17 years at Campus Martius, Marietta Visitors Bureau and in her daughter’s kindergarten classroom at Reno School. Marilyn was also a member of Pride & Joy CCL, several Fenton Clubs, and Sixth and Washington Church of Christ.
She enjoyed game shows, trivia, reading, crossword puzzles and any kind of chocolate. She often thought of her beloved friends and family.
Freda V. Thompson
Freda V. Thompson, 84, of Marietta passed away at her home on Sunday, December 1, 2019, surrounded by her family.
Freda was born in Belmont County, Ohio, on October 21, 1935, and was raised in Noble County by Charles and Beryl VanFossen. Freda was a lifelong member of the Lower Paw Paw church of Christ.
On November 21, 1953, she married Galen Thompson who preceded her in death April 12, 2015 after 61 years of marriage.Date of Death: Sun, 12/01/2019 Services: Fri, 12/06/2019 11:00 am Read More
Ralph Lee Trippett
On Sunday, December 1,2019 Ralph was called home.
Ralph, age 59, was born on October 15,1960, in Parkersburg, WV. He was the son of Shirley Lee Trippett. He graduated from Marietta High School and Nashville Auto Diesel College. These events lead him to become a truck driver for many years, where he was proud of his on-time deliveries and his driving reputation.
Ralph enjoyed reading western books, fishing, riding his horse Phantom, spending time with his family, dancing and listening to music with his youngest daughter. While his children were in 4-H, Ralph found much enjoyment in helping with the 4-H clover sales at TSC; and watching his daughter shoot at Bull’s-Eye, along with many other events the clubs participated in.Date of Death: Sun, 12/01/2019 Services: Sat, 12/07/2019 12:00 pm Read More
Helen Marie Carver Grady Carpenter
Helen Marie Carver Grady Carpenter, 92, of Marietta passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019, at her home. She was born March 2, 1927, in Marietta a daughter of Harry Norval and Freda Marie Becker Carver.
Helen was retired from Marietta Memorial Hospital in 1992 as a Phlebotomist. She loved to play Bingo and working in flower gardens.
She married Ralph William Grady, Sr. who preceded her in death. On November 3, 1965, she married Otis Carpenter who preceded her in death November 8, 1997. She is survived by her children: Pamela Grady, Timothy (Charlotte) Grady both of Marietta, Tonya (Joseph) Duffey of Beverly, Tanya Sparks of Westminster, SC and Jeannie Carpenter of Florida; 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and a bother Kenny Carver.
Wayne B. Wagner, 84, passed away at The Inn at Winchester Trail in Canal Winchester, Ohio, on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. He was born on November 20, 1935, to Bernard and Carol (Knoch) Wagner in Marietta, Ohio.
He attended Putnam School in Devola and graduated from Lowell High School and Marietta College.
Wayne retired from the Bureau of Employment Services after 30 years with assignments in Marietta, Jackson and supervisory jobs in Columbus. He was in the National Guard for 42 years in Caldwell, Marietta, Athens and Logan. Wayne was Commander of a medical unit in Cincinnati for three years and served on the Brigade staff of the 112th Medical Brigade. He received numerous awards for service and participated in many exercises in the United States and Germany. He was a member of the Lowell Masonic Lodge 436. He was confirmed and was a lifetime member at St. John’s Evangelical Church in Lowell. He attended Vineyard Columbus Church for many years. Wayne’s hobbies included frequent travel, beekeeping, square dancing and horseback riding.Date of Death: Wed, 11/20/2019 Services: Sun, 12/01/2019 01:30 pm Read More