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Flora G (Richardson)Scheu

Date: Apr 10 1956: Cleveland Press

Scheu, Flora G., 85 years, of 1547 Sheffield Rd., South Euclid, O., died Apr. 9, survived by sons, Andrew B. of Cleveland, O., Donald R. and Lester W. Scheu Sr., of Akron, O., daughter, Mrs. Della James of Los Angeles, Calif. Friends may call at the Long Funeral Home, Akron, O., After 7 P. M. Tuesday, where services will be held Thursday at 1 p. m. Rev. W. Benjamin Lane officiating. Interment Knollwood Cemetery, Cleveland.


Magdelena (Biddle) Sliffe

The Budget, Sugarcreek
14 Dec 1899

Mrs. Magdelena Sliffe died Nov. 17, 1899, aged 86 yrs., 7 mo. and 29 days. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dreibelbies, at the German Reformed church, at Shanesville, Nov. 29th. Deceased was the 2nd daughter of Frederick and Catherine Biddle, who emigrated from Pennsylvania when Magdelena was 3 years old, taking up their residence on the farm now occupied by Thos. Richardson, in Sugarcreek Twp. In 1831 she was married to Henry Sliffe and moved on the Sliffe homestead, one mile northeast of Shanesville, where they lived until the year 1872, when the farm was sold. They then made their home on the 10 acre lot, adjoining their former home. The husband died very suddenly on the morning of July 7, 1880, leaving her alone to continue the household, which she did for nearly 7 years. In April 1887 she returned again to the old homestead and lived with her son and family until the time of her death. For the last 12 years of her life she was ill and bedfast during the winter months, and her last illness lasted over a year. At the time of her death she was the oldest resident in the township, yet she had a good memory and could tell many interesting tales of pioneer life. To her were born 5 children, 3 of whom preceded her to the world beyond. Surviving her are a son, a daughter, 22 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and 2 great great-granchildren.


Mrs. May Smiley, 83, Wed 63 Years, Dies

Canton Repository
24 Feb 1947

Rites will be Tuesday for Wife of Charles Smiley

Mrs. May M. Smiley, wife of Charles Smiley and a Canton resident 54 years, died Sunday noon in the home at 702 Linwood ave SW after a brief illness.

Born 83 years ago in Tuscarawas County, where she was reared, came to Canton with her husband, who for many years was employed in the plane department of the Klein, Heffelman & Zollars Co.

On Oct. 25, 1946, the couple celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary at a family gathering in their home. Mrs Smiley was a member of the First Christian Church for many years.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Smiley leaves a daughter, Mrs. Murray W. Scott, wife of Dr. Scott, a Canton dentist; two sons, Nile C. Smiley and Lafe Smiley, both of Canton; two sisters, Mrs. Flora Schew of Cleveland and Mrs. Della Brown of Balboa Island, Calif.; one brother, J.M. Richardson of North Industry, and three grandchildren.

Rev. P.H. Welshimer will conduct funeral services Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Arnold funeral home. Burial will be in Northlawn Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today.


Charles Smiley

Canton Repository
3 Oct 1949

Charles Smiley, a veteran piano salesman here, died this morning in his home at 702 Linwood ave SW from infirmities of age. He was born in Tuscarawas County 87 years ago and had been a Canton resident since 1892.

Mr. Smiley was associated many years in the piano department of the former Klein & Heffelman Co., retiring 20 years ago. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Murray W. Scott; two sons, Lafe Smiley and Nile Smiley, all of Canton; a sister, Mrs. Sadie Hoopingarner of Columbus, and three grandchildren.

Services in charge of Rev. P.H. Welshimer will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Arnold funeral home. Burial will be in Northlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.


Robert Texter

01 April 2005

Robert B. Texter, age 63, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center. He was born in Waynesburg, OH, November 25, 1941 to the late John A. and Catherine (Roush) Texter. Robert was retired from Portage Electric Inc. and was an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother. He is survived by his wife, [name deleted]; two stepdaughters, [names deleted] a sister, [name deleted] two brothers, [names deleted]; two grandchildren. Services will be 3 p.m. Friday in the Stier-Israel Funeral Home of Louisville, where friends may call one hour before services.


Shirley J. (White)Texter

15 December 2003

Shirley J. Texter, 69, of North Canton, died December 13, 2003 at home.The daughter of the late Alfred and Catherine (Phillips) White, she was born in Canton, September 21, 1934. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, AARP #1687 and The North Canton Eagles Aerie #2223. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, [name omitted].; sons and daughters-in-law [names omitted]. Services will be conducted Wednesday 11 a.m. in the Karlo and Sons Funeral Home, 5000 Everhard Rd. NW with Rev. Dr. Larry Morrison officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Faith United Methodist Church. 300 9th St. NW, North Canton, OH 44720.



Canton Repository
2 Dec 1925

Funeral services for Mrs Samuel Whitmer, 71, who died Sunday evening in her home east of Navarre, will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock in the U.N. church at Navarre. Burial will be in Union cemetery, Navarre. Mrs Whitmer was a life resident of Bethlehem township and died after a short illness. She was a member of the U. B. church. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs Frank Malcuit, of Bolivar; Mrs Allen Whitmer, Mrs Ralph Slutz and Mrs Harry Kimes, of Navarre; Mrs Harvey Hensel, of Ortega, Fla; and Mrs Curt Kelhofner, of Canton; two sons, Byron, of Bolivar, and Dwight, of the home; five sisters Mrs Isaac Hawk, of Wooster, and Mrs John Lenhard, Mrs William Beazel, Mrs Dave Whitmer and Mrs John Whitmire, all of Navarre; and one brother Jerry Leiter, of Canton.


Samuel J. Whitmer

Canton Repository
21 Nov 1941

NAVARRE---Samuel J Whitmer, 87, a retired farmer, died early today in the home of his daughter, Mrs Harry Kimes on the Shepler-Bolivar rd, following a long illness. Mr Whitmer, a life resident of this community resided four miles east of here. Surviving are six daughters and one son, Mrs. Kime, Mrs Allen Whitmer and Dwight Whitmer, all of east of Navarre, Mrs Frank Malcuit of Bolivar, Mrs Harvey Hensel of Jacksonvilled, Fla, Mrs Cosy Slutz of Navarre and Mrs Curt Kelhofner of RD 1. Canton; 20 grandchildren, and 33 great grandchildren. Services will be held Sunday at 2 pm in the United Brethren church with Rev JJ Wagner officiating. Burial will be in Unionlawn cemetery. The body will be taken to the daughter's home Saturday from the Hugh parlors.


Dorothy L. (Malcuit) Widder

Canton Repository
May, 2000

Dorothy Lorraine (Malcuit) Widder, age 87, of Hennis Health Care Centre of Bolivar, OH, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, after a long illness. A Bolivar area resident all of her life, she was born July 10, 1912, daughter of the late Frank J. and Minerva I. (Whitmer) Malcuit. She was a graduate of Bolivar High School in 1932 and worked nearly 20 years as a school cook in the Sandy Valley School District. Member of St. John United Church of Christ, Bolivar, Church Quilters, Sandyville Methodist Willing Workers and Bolivar Womens Club. Dorothy and her husband, Ronald were the owners of Rondo Acres and had the Clydesdale horses and wagon. They were well known participants in the county fairs and area parades. Preceded in death by her husband, Ronald W. Widder, on Feb. 4, 1995; six brothers; four sisters; two grandsons. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, (names deleted), OH; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; devoted sister and niece and nephew, Eleanor (Justin) Huth and Paul and Dolly Heid, all of Bolivar, OH. Services will be Thursday, May 11, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. John United Church of Christ, Bolivar, with Rev. Carol Clements officiating. Burial will be next to her husband in Ft. Laurens Cemetery, Bolivar, OH. Calling hours Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Lebold Funeral Home and Thursday 10 a.m. to time of service at the church. Donations to St. John United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, in memory of Dorothy L. Widder, P.O. Box 156, Bolivar OH 44612 and Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 201 W. 3rd St., Dover, OH 44622.



Daniel L. Williams

October 13, 1999, Ohio

Daniel L. Williams, age 64, of Cuyahoga Falls, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning in Aultman Hospital. Son of the late John P. and Mayme H. (Hackathorn) Williams. He was a resident of Cuyahoga Falls for the past 14 years, prior to which he had resided in Canton. He is retired from Beneficial Finance, Inc. of Akron, in 1996, after 34 years of service. Member of the Greenwood Christian Church, a 1953 graduate of Malvern High School. (Listing of family omitted) Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Myers-Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home in East Canton with Minister Tony Amerine officiating. Friends may call Thursday 6-8 p.m. and one hour before services on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.


Mara-Lena (Deibel) Wise

Mara-Lena Wise, 98, of North Industry/Plain Township, died Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Kobacker Hospice in Columbus, Ohio. She was born on September 10, 1916 to Francis and Elizabeth Deibel. She married Harold D. Wise who preceded her in death. Surviving are her daughter (name omitted), and her son and daughter-in-law (names omitted), four grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she gave lovingly of her time. She was a kind and gentle soul and will be greatly missed. A private burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.