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.
Barbara J. Perine Newlen
Barbara J. Perine Newlen, 60, of Marietta passed away at 10:43 pm, Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
She was born November 26, 1960, in Dayton, OH, a daughter of Harold Eugene Ward and Betty Louise Murphy Ward. Barbara was employed at The Country Kitchen in Marietta.
Emily D. Greathouse
Emily D. Greathouse, 70, of Marietta passed away at 10:50 am, Sunday, September 26, 2021, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born June 5, 1951 in Marietta a daughter of Vernon Lewis and Beulah Theis Lewis.Date of Death: Sun, 09/26/2021 Services: Fri, 10/01/2021 11:00 am Read More
Nancy Lee (Schwartz) O’Dell
Nancy Lee (Schwartz) O’Dell, 72, of Marietta, Ohio, passed away on September 21, 2021, following a brief illness. Ms. O’Dell was born in Marietta, Ohio on December 17, 1948 to Henry and Bernice Schwartz. She graduated from Marietta High School in 1966, where she played coronet in the band. She also attended Christ United Methodist Church and was active in the youth group and choir, often serving as a piano accompanist. Ms. O’Dell attended Marietta College for two years before she transferred to Scarritt College for Christian Workers in Nashville, Tennessee, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in religious education. She subsequently enrolled in the Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio, graduating with a Master of Theological Studies in 1972 and a Master of Divinity in 1973. She was ordained as both a deacon and an elder in the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church, and was one of the first two women in Ohio ordained as a minister by the United Methodist Church. She served as the Director of Education at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, Reynoldsburg, Ohio; worked as a District Program Assistant for the West Ohio Conference, Lancaster, Ohio; and served as a minister at Pickerington United Methodist Church, Pickerington, Ohio.
Helen Louise Travis
Helen Louise Travis, 93, of Williamstown, WV, passed away at 12:50 pm, Sunday, September 19, 2021 at her home. She was born December 23, 1927, in Marietta a daughter of Charles McIntosh and Hazel VanWay McIntosh.
Helen had been employed at American Bisque Pottery of Williamstown, WV and was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church where she sang in the church choir, taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and baking for her family and friends, and she also loved her cat, Coal, and a good competitive game of Rook.
Dr. James M. Mills
Dr. James M. Mills, 94, of Lower Salem passed away peacefully at his home on September 17, 2021 with his wife of 62 years, Marilyn, at his side. He was born on August 22, 1927, in Cadiz, OH, a son of Edwin Lewis and Olive Moorhead Mills and survived by sister Julia Littlejohn of Nashville, TN.
Jim graduated from Cadiz High School in 1945 at the age of 17 and immediately enlisted as a navel air cadet. He attended Denison University and Union College under the Navy V-5 program. He graduated in 1949 from Ohio State University with a degree in Business Administration. After a short career in the Coal Industry, he applied and attended The Ohio State University Dental College and graduated cum laud in 1957. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, Psi Omega dental fraternity & Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honorary. Dr. Mills retired from Dentistry at the age of 80.Date of Death: Fri, 09/17/2021 No Services Planned at This Time Read More
Gary L. Casto
Gary L. Casto, 78, of Williamstown passed at 2:23 pm, Thursday, September 16, 2021. He was born on December 30, 1942, in Williamstown, WV, a son of Okey S. Casto and Ella Louise Casto.
Gary was a graduate of Williamstown High School, Class of 1962. He was retired from E. I. Dupont Corporation and was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving during Vietnam.
Michelle Wilson Baker
Michelle Wilson Baker, 51, of Belpre passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born May 27, 1970, in Denver Colorado a daughter of the late Delmas Gene Wilson and Darlene Emerick Driggers.
Michelle graduated from Marietta High School in 1988. She loved taking care of her children and grandchildren and her trips to Florida.