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  • Edward Bodie Kiggans

    Edward Bodie Kiggans, 87, of Marietta passed away at 5:34 pm on Sunday, August 7, 2022 at his home. He was born on March 1, 1935, at Archers Fork a son of Clarence and Lucille West Kiggans.
    Bodie was retired from American Cyanamid/Cytec and had served during Korea in the U. S. Army. He was a devoted member of Soul’s Harbor Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School for many years.
     

    Date of Death: Sun, 08/07/2022 Services: Thu, 08/11/2022 10:00 am Read More
  • Charles Irwin Kurner

    Charles Irwin Kurner, 94, of Glenwood, Marietta, Ohio, passed away on August 7, 2022. He was born in Steubenville, Ohio, on April 18, 1928, the son of Mabel and Ray Kurner. He was a graduate of Steubenville High School and later a graduate of Marietta College with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. After college he served in the Navy for 4 years during the Korean War. He retired from American Cyanamid where he had been a microbiologist.
    On March 12, 1955, Chuck married Marian Lloyd Kurner, whom he had known since seventh grade. Theirs was a long and happy marriage in which together they shared a love of travel, opera, theater, classical music and symphony concerts with many close friends. They both enjoyed working “behind the scenes” with the Mid Ohio Valley Players.
     

    Date of Death: Sun, 08/07/2022 Services: Thu, 08/11/2022 11:00 am Read More
  • Thelma L. Lauer

    Thelma L. Lauer (The Pie Lady) of Whipple passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 10, 1934, in Marietta daughter of the late Clement and Monie Stewart Martin.
    Thelma was a founding member of the Fearing Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept., one of two left. She dedicated 51 years plus of her life serving the fire department, 46 years as a EMT serving the Fearing Twp. residents and neighboring communities. She will sadly missed by many.
     

    Date of Death: Sat, 08/06/2022 Services: Wed, 08/10/2022 10:30 am Read More
  • Lucy Mae Hickman

    Lucy Mae Hickman, 63 of Marietta passed away at 6:15 pm, Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
    Lucy was born July 30, 1959, in Marietta a daughter of Leander Farnsworth, Jr. and Louise Mugrage Farnsworth. She enjoyed listening to music, dancing and spending time with grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
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    Date of Death: Sat, 08/06/2022 Services: Sat, 08/13/2022 02:00 pm Read More
    Portrait of Lucy Mae Hickman
  • Herman Casto Hambrick II

    Herman Casto Hambrick II died peacefully August 5, 2022 at home in Marietta, Ohio. Herman was born April 8, 1933 in Spring Hill, West Virginia, the son of Herman Casto Hambrick and Evelyn Irene Chittum. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife June.
    Herman graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in Charleston, WV; Duke University College of Engineering with a BE in EE, and Marietta College with an Accounting Certificate. He married June on March 22, 1958 and they raised three children. He was employed by Union Carbide Corporation working at their South Charleston, WV Technical Center; the Marietta Plastics plant; the Institute, WV plant; and the Sistersville, WV plant where he retired in 1986. After working briefly at Mobay in New Martinsville, WV, Herman worked at the Marietta BP Amoco Plastics plant where he retired in 1999. He continued to work as an electrical engineer for CADD Factor and CFI Engineering until the time of his death. He was a Registered Professional Engineer.
    Herman was an active member of the Marietta First Baptist Church where he served on various boards and sang in the choir.

    Date of Death: Fri, 08/05/2022 Services: Mon, 08/08/2022 07:30 pm Read More
    Portrait of Herman Casto Hambrick II
  • Betty Hill Coffman

     
     
    Betty Hill Coffman, age 91, born April 27, 1931 at Duncan, Jackson County, West Virginia to Estel Hill and Lurlean Harpold Hill. Died August 2, 2022 at Hospital in Marietta. She married Hugh August 23, 1953 at the Meadowdale Baptist Church, Duncan, WV.
    She graduated from Ripley High School in 1948, after having attended Gilmore Sandyville High School until it closed in 1946. She graduated from Glenville College in 1952 with a Elementary Education Degree. She taught in a one room school in Jackson County until 1952. She taught 2nd grade at Walnut Township School, Ashville, Ohio 1952 – 1958. Moved to the Tunnel area in 1958 with husband who had accepted an Ag. teacher position at the new Warren High School. Betty substitute taught locally at Fort Frye and Warren School District.
     

    Date of Death: Tue, 08/02/2022 Services: Fri, 08/05/2022 02:00 pm Read More
  • Lawrence “Jeffy” Franklin Dawson, Sr.

    Lawrence “Jeffy” Franklin Dawson, Sr., 93, of Marietta passed away at 8:27 am, Monday, August 1, 2022, at his home. He was born July 27, 1929, in Washington County, OH, to Lawrence K. Dawson and Cora Cox Dawson.
    Jeffy retired from Kardex. He was a U. S. Army Veteran and a member of Sandhill United Methodist Church.
     

    Date of Death: Mon, 08/01/2022 Services: Thu, 08/04/2022 12:00 pm Read More
    Portrait of Lawrence “Jeffy” Franklin Dawson, Sr.