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  • Jeffrey Allen Ash

    Jeffrey Allen Ash passed away July 2, 2021 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Born April 16, 1958, Jeff lived in Marietta for most of his life.
    He graduated from Marietta High School and Ohio State University (engineering), and had a master’s degree in mining from the University of Alabama. In the 1980’s he managed a small oil and gas business in Marietta and then began a general contracting business. In July of 1991 he suffered a massive stroke that left him unable to move or speak, communicating only with eye movements and facial gestures in response to alphabet cards and questions, slowly spelling out words and sentences. He taught us all to appreciate and fight for the life we are given and not necessarily the life we would choose.
     

    Date of Death: Fri, 07/02/2021 Services: Thu, 07/08/2021 11:00 am Read More
  • Kenneth Eugene Reed

    Kenneth Eugene Reed, 82, of Waterford, Ohio passed away 7:00 am on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
    He was born January 24, 1939 in Clay County, WV to Alva and Hazel Fern (Dotson) Reed. Kenneth was a graduate of Ohio University, and had been employed as a chemical engineer with Bayer Corp in Baytown, TX for 27 ½ years. He was a member of Watertown Presbyterian Church. Most of all, Ken was a family man who was kind and thoughtful to all.
     

    Date of Death: Thu, 07/01/2021 Services: Tue, 07/06/2021 11:00 am Read More
    Portrait of Kenneth Eugene Reed
  • Helen Violet Leitner Whiteley

    Helen Violet Leitner Whiteley, 81, of Whipple, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday (June 29, 2021) at Arbors of Marietta after a long illness.
    Helen was born January 6, 1940 to Albert and Rosella Leitner, in Groveton, PA.
    She attended Robinson Township High School and graduated from Montour High School in 1957. She married her husband, Kenneth “Raymond” Whiteley, on November 16, 1957 at Saint Martha’s Catholic Church in Groveton. They moved to the farm outside of Whipple and raised their family in the home at the end of what is now called “Whiteley Road” where they remained the rest of their days.
    Helen’s first responsibility was to her family. She worked outside the home as a Nutrition Aide for the Washington County Extension Service. She also worked for Washington Morgan Community Action at the Lower Salem Senior Nutrition Site, and later on numerous senior and home health programs before retiring. Helen was a long time member of the Whipple Good Neighbors Club and volunteered with the Board of Elections for many years. Helen was a parishioner of St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Harriettsville, and later the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Assumption in Marietta where she was devoted to Eucharistic Adoration and many Bible studies. Helen was known for her love of gardening and good food from her own kitchen where many family meals flowed from her hands.

    Date of Death: Tue, 06/29/2021 Services: Fri, 07/02/2021 10:00 am Read More
  • Tena G. Slusher

    Tena G. Slusher, 53, of Parkersburg passed away at 2:42 pm, Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital.
    She was born December 11, 1967, in Parkersburg to Layne and Barbara Dillon Slusher. She had been employed as a cake decorator.
    Tena is survived by her daughter Brittany (Brandon) Forshey of Belpre, 2 sisters: Vicky (Steven) Crew of Parkersburg and Heather (Jason) Sylvester of Washington, WV, her beloved niece Megan (Phil) Ferguson of Parkersburg and several grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Her parents and brother Montie Slusher preceded her in death.
     

    Date of Death: Thu, 06/24/2021 Services: Tue, 06/29/2021 12:00 am Read More
  • Connie Sue Stull

    Connie Sue Stull, 69, of Williamstown passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in OSU Medical Center in Columbus.
    Connie was born March 15, 1952, in Marietta a daughter of John and Roseanna Stewart Grose. She had been employed by Fenton Art Glass as a packer selecter and was a member of Marietta Church of God.

    Date of Death: Wed, 06/23/2021 Services: Mon, 06/28/2021 12:00 am Read More
  • Douglas Alan Wriston

    Douglas Alan Wriston, Sr. 62, of Marietta passed away at 9:35 am, Friday, June 18, 2021, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born on June 30, 1958, in Washington County a son of Jimmy and Patty Robinson Wriston.
    Doug was a graduate of Warren High School, Class of 1977, where he studied Auto Body Mechanics. He was employed by Pete Wallace and for Marietta Township as an Equipment Operator. Doug raced cars and enjoyed camping and hunting. He loved his family and will be missed by family and friends.

    Date of Death: Fri, 06/18/2021 Services: Wed, 06/30/2021 02:00 pm Read More
  • Fred Bay

    Fred Russell Bay, 79, of Cincinnati, OH, went to be with Jesus on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born on July 10, 1941, in Marietta a son of the late F. Graydon and Thelma A. Bay.
    Fred was a graduate of Marietta High School, Class of 1959, and University of Cincinnati with an Engineering Degree and a Master of Business Administration. He was a Manager of High End Servers with Hewlett Packard for 32 years. Fred enjoyed golf, bowling and palates that kept him young. He was a Warren County, OH Park Commissioner, Co-Founder of Warren County Astronomical Society, Warren County Certified Volunteer Naturalist through Ohio State University, 4th Degree Knight of Columbus in the Blessed Sacrament Assembly 2879, and was a 65 year Ham Operator, call K8ll. One accomplishment that Fred was so proud of was his Saturday classmates get together on web cameras. He was so proud and happy because classmates called/emailed him saying how he had helped them get through Covid and brought the class back together again.

    Date of Death: Thu, 06/17/2021 Services: Wed, 06/23/2021 10:00 am Read More
    Portrait of Fred Bay