Obituaries

Virginia H. Wilson 1922-2019

WARREN — Virginia H. Wilson, 96, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at home. She was born Nov. 30, 1922, in Duluth, Minnesota, the daughter of Conrad and Konda Soderlund Backstrom, and had lived in Ohio since the 1950s. Virginia went to Washington, D.C., to employ her ...

Elayne S. Midkiff 1964-2019

WARREN — Elayne S. “Lanie” Midkiff, 54, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at her residence. She was born Feb. 10, 1964, in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of Louis W. and Charlene E. Jarvis. She had previously worked at Ceaser’s Italian Restaurant on West Market Street as a cook. ...

Kimberly R. Balas 1969-2019

WARREN — Kimberly R. Balas, 49, died of cancer Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. She was born March 23, 1969, in Warren, the daughter of Ray Smith and Beverly Geddes Leet. Survivors include her companion, Glenn Hrusovsky of Warren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Heather ...

Reaby A. McPherson 1935-2019

WARREN — Reaby A. McPherson, 83, passed away peacefully at 9:44 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in the intensive care unit at Trumbull Regional Medical Center in Warren. Mrs. McPherson was born Feb. 23, 1935, in Washington, Pennsylvania, the daughter of James Bowling Sr. and Lydia Lipscomb ...

Edward R. Darling 1953-2019

WARREN — Edward R. Darling, 65, passed peacefully Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, after an extended illness. He was born Sept. 30, 1953, in Warren, the son of Clarence Howard Darling and Joan K. Dales. He was known by his friends as “Fast Eddie.” Edward was a graduate of Warren Western ...

Eric M. Glunt 1983-2019

MINERAL RIDGE — Eric M. Glunt, 35, died unexpectedly at home Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. A cause of death is pending. Eric was born Nov. 30, 1983, in Warren, the son of Alan Glunt and Tina Lowe. He was a 2002 graduate of Mineral Ridge High School. Survivors include his mother, Tina (Dave) ...

Doris M. Roby 1935-2018

TIOGA, N.D. — Doris M. Turner Roby, 83, formerly of Champion, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, while living in Tioga, North Dakota. Doris or “Dab,” as many in the Turner family knew her, was born June 23, 1935, in Masontown, West Virginia, a twin daughter of the ...

Theodore J. Junius 1949-2019

NEWTON FALLS — Theodore Jeffrey Junius, 69, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, after suffering a heart attack. He was born July 12, 1949, in Jefferson, the son of Theodore and Alice Laughlin Junius. Jeff was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He had been employed by Packard ...

Helen M. Spano 1924-2019

WARREN — Helen Martha Simon Spano, 95, passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in the home shared for 13 years with her daughter Sharon and son-in-law Ted. She spent Monday laughing until she cried, joking with family and friends with her amazing quick wit and looking at ...

Henrietta L. Burnett 1926-2019

MIDDLEFIELD — Henrietta L. Burnett, 92, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at Briar Hill Health Care in Middlefield. She was born Dec. 23, 1926, in Cleveland, daughter of Paul and Helen Phieler Smith. She worked for Kleinfeld Dry Goods in Middlefield for 20 years. Survivors include her ...

Benjamin R. McDowell 1946-2019

CORTLAND — Benjamin R. McDowell, 72, passed away from complications of COPD on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital with his loving wife, Jeanne McDowell, by his side. Ben was born March 23, 1946, in Warren, the son of Kenneth and Doris Wildman McDowell. Ben ...

Sara M. Detweiler 1929-2019

MIDDLEFIELD — Sara M. Detweiler, 89, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at home. She was born July 21, 1929, the daughter of Mahlon D. and Mahala Yoder Gingerich. She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Survivors include her children, Marie Weaver, Paul Detweiler, Leona Miller and ...

James B. Cech 1947-2019

SUNSET BEACH, N.C. — James Bartholomew Cech, 71, of Sunset Beach, N.C., passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 27, 1947, in Warren, the son of the late Bartholomew and Beatrice Cech. A graduate of John F. Kennedy High School ...

Services pending

ARTHUR “BOB” THOMPSON, 86, of Warren, died Saturday. (Carl W. Hall)

Services

BETTY JO BIDDLE, 87, Warren. SERVICES: 4 p.m. Sunday, Staton-Borowski Funeral Home. CALLING HOURS: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, funeral home. WILLIAM F. COLLINS SR., 76, Calabash, N.C. SERVICES: 6 p.m. Monday, First Community Church, Leavittsburg. CALLING HOURS: 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, church. MARY G. ...

H. Lee Hardy 1966-2019

NILES — H. Lee Hardy, 52, of Niles, passed away at 4:26 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at his residence, with his loving family by his side. Lee was born on March 19, 1966, in Uniontown, Pa., the son of Jack and Jerry Ann Sherman Hardy. He was a graduate of Lordstown High School. Lee was ...

Mary G. DiVieste 1929-2019

HOWLAND — Mary G. DiVieste, 89, of Howland, entered into eternal life while under the comforting care of hospice at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Home in Howland. Mary was born on Dec. 29, 1929, in Warren, the daughter of the late Caesar and ...

Angeline F. Mitten 1929-2019

WINTERVILLE, N.C. — Angeline Farrauto Mitten, 89, passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Mrs. Mitten, the daughter of Carmen and Helen Farrauto, was born Sept. 25, 1929. A native of New Jersey, Mrs. Mitten had been a resident of Pitt County since 1983 when she and her husband, Joe Mitten, ...

Lyla J. Dellinger 1938-2018

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. — Lyla Jane Dellinger, 80, of Dandridge, Tenn., died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at her home following a second battle with cancer. Jane was born Feb. 26, 1938, in Warren, a daughter of Frank and Catherine Dellinger. She graduated from Mineral Ridge High School in 1956. She was ...

Dana L. Cobler 1944-2019

HOWLAND — Dana L. Cobler, 74, of Howland, entered into eternal life at 5:20 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in the intensive care unit at St. Joseph Warren Hospital following a courageous battle with metastatic prostate cancer. Dana was born on Aug. 8, 1944, in Knox, Pa., the son of the ...