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  • Pearl Ann “Honey” Isner

    Pearl Ann “Honey” Isner, 81, of Marietta passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at her home. She was born October 31, 1938, in Wareham, Massachusetts, a daughter of Thomas and Mabel Lutoff.
    She was a homemaker and a member of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption and also a member of Marietta First Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed bowling, dancing and was an avid cook—Blueberry muffins and brownies. She was also a strong family member.
    Her husband Arthur Max Isner, to whom she was married for 50 years, preceded her in death.

    Date of Death: Sat, 01/25/2020 Services: Fri, 01/31/2020 11:00 am Read More
  • John R. Schlotterbeck, Jr.

    John R. Schlotterbeck, Jr. 70, of Marietta passed away at 8:30 pm, Friday, January 24, 2020, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born July 18,1949 in Piqua, Ohio, a son of John R. “Ray” Schlotterbeck, Sr. and Minta Ann Haney Schlotterbeck.
    John was a graduate of Marietta High School, Class of 1967. He was employed by O. Ames Company in Parkersburg as a Chrome Plating Inspector. He was a member of Norwood Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving during the Vietnam era, a member of American Legion Post 64, District Color Guard and Sergeant at Arms, lifetime member of VFW Post 5108 serving on funeral detail and flag raising at College football games and a member of Masonic Lodge #1. Enjoyed Pioneer baseball and basketball games.

    Date of Death: Fri, 01/24/2020 Services: Wed, 01/29/2020 02:00 pm Read More
    Portrait of John R. Schlotterbeck, Jr.
  • Billie F. Armstrong

    Billie F. Armstrong, 81, of Marietta passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at James Cancer Center Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born April 11, 1938, to Harry and Ada Weckbacher Armstrong.
    He was a 1956 graduate of Bloomfield High School. He was retired from being self-employed in the excavating, oil and gas business. Bill was a 50-year member of Masterton Lodge, Lebanon, Ohio. Scottish Rites Valley of Cambridge, Aladdin Shrine Center Columbus, Ohio and Marietta Shrine Club.

    Date of Death: Thu, 01/23/2020 Services: Mon, 01/27/2020 08:00 pm Read More
    Portrait of Billie F. Armstrong
  • Eugene “Gene” Graham

    Eugene “Gene” Graham, 81, of New Matamoras, OH, passed away at his home on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. He was born on April 13, 1938 in Washington County to the late Alda Mae Graham.
    Gene was a graduate of Lawrence High School in 1956. He had worked for Broughton Foods for 43 years before retiring. He was an Independence Township Trustee for 8 years and was a member of Eddy’s Ridge Church of Christ. He was a loving husband and father and liked to hunt and farm.
    On December 7, 1957, he married Mary Eddy Graham who survives with children: Lugene Foutty, Brian (Kathy) Graham, Ron (Rae) Graham, Diana (Gary) Gibson, Carla (Charles) Blair, Janie (James) Wagner, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, aunts, Frances Pelton, Dora Brooks and Helen Brooks, and many cousins.

    Date of Death: Wed, 01/22/2020 Services: Sun, 01/26/2020 02:00 pm Read More
  • Elizabeth Ann Taylor Brokaw

    Elizabeth Ann Taylor Brokaw (known to all as Libby), 83 years of age, passed away Monday, January 20, 2020 at Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta, Ohio.
    Libby is survived by her sister Marilyn Dehmlow of Marietta (Curtis, nieces Sarah, Anne, Susannah, and nephews Jonathan, Matthew, William); son Barry Allen Brokaw of Cincinnati (Jill, grandchildren Eric, Andrew, Anna); son Tod Allen Brokaw of Vermilion (grandchildren Elise, Henry); daughter Ann Iddings Brokaw of Rocky River (Laura); and many dear relatives and friends. Libby is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, Allen, and their infant son, Joseph Allen Brokaw.
    Born and raised in Flushing, Ohio, the daughter of Harry and Virginia Taylor (Iddings), Libby graduated from Flushing High School in 1954. She went on to graduate with a degree in biology from Muskingum College in 1958 and married her high school sweetheart (Allen) in 1959. As they began to build their life together and children came along, Libby and Allen found themselves living in several Ohio towns, Minnesota, Connecticut, and New Jersey before settling in Marietta in 1979. Libby was a devoted and loving wife and mother to her family through these eventful years of their life. Everywhere they lived, Libby was active in her community and church.
    In 1980 Libby went back to school and graduated in 1982 with her registered nursing degree from Parkersburg Community College. She worked as a nurse at Memorial Hospital and also as a school nurse in Marietta Schools. Over time, she advanced to Director of Marietta Memorial’s Outreach Services and the 55-Plus program.
    Libby and Allen were active members of Gilman United Methodist Church. In addition, Libby served for several years on the Boards of the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, the O’Neill Senior Center, the Sisters of St. Joseph Charitable Foundation, and was a founding organizer of the Free Medical and Dental Clinics in Marietta. She and Allen enjoyed working with many other groups to enhance the community in countless ways.
     

    Date of Death: Mon, 01/20/2020 Services: Sat, 01/25/2020 11:00 am Read More
    Portrait of Elizabeth Ann Taylor Brokaw
  • Robert Charles Vernon

    Robert Charles Vernon, 96, of Marietta, died on January 20, 2020, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was adopted by Dr. G. V. and Bernice Vernon, and grew up in Akron, Ohio. After high school, Bob learned to hand-form aluminum for airplanes, working (then training others) in the same huge Goodyear Aircraft building in Akron where the dirigibles docked. He also trained more than 100 “Rosie the Riveters”, working out the best order to assemble all the parts for a B-26 bomber. After the Pearl Harbor attack, Bob enlisted in the U. S. Marines Corps. He served in the South Pacific during World War II, attaining Master Technical Sergeant rank.
    When his father became ill, Bob moved the family to Akron, changed careers to civil engineering, and became a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the early 1960s. He and Ronnie moved to Marietta in the late 1960s to work in the R/W Dept at the local Division Dept of Transportation.
    Bob opened a surveying business in the early 1970s and his son soon joined him. They completed thousands of projects during the next four decades, including setting the location for a hundred miles of interstate highways in several States, and locating bridge piers and ramps for the Y bridge in Lowell and the bridge between St. Mary’s, WV and Newport, OH.
    Bob was a long-time member of Christ United Methodist Church in Marietta, where he directed 3 Christian musical performances in the 1980s, and then was a long-time attendee of the First Baptist Church of Marietta.

    Date of Death: Mon, 01/20/2020 Services: Sat, 01/25/2020 02:00 pm Read More
    Portrait of Robert Charles Vernon
  • Brant D. Brooks

    Brant D. Brooks, 38, passed away at his home on January 19, 2020. He was born October 15, 1981 in Marietta to David and Tanja (Self) Brooks.
    Brant was a 2000 graduate of Waterford High School and had been employed as a millwright with the Millwright Local 443. He was a member of SEO Sinners and Saints, Inc.
    Surviving are his children Logan Tyler Brooks of Waterford and Jaden David Brooks of Williamstown, his parents of Waterford and sisters, Brandy L. Barengo of Marietta and Sarah (Andrew) Ware of Waterford. Also surviving are his grandparents Lucille and Loring Brooks of Watertown and nieces and nephews Dominick, Bailey, Josiah, Joel, Luke and Asher.
     

    Date of Death: Sun, 01/19/2020 Services: Sun, 01/26/2020 02:00 pm Read More
    Portrait of Brant D. Brooks