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Area Obituaries

Linda Arlene Thomas, 80

Orrville — Linda Arlene Thomas, age 80, of Orrville, passed away Friday, April 12, 2024, at Akron General Medical Center, following a brief period of declining health. Linda was born on October 9, 1943, in Zanesville, Ohio, to the late Albert and Edith (Starrett) Frick and graduated from Maysville High School in 1961. She married…

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Robert S. “Bob” Roger, 76

DALTON — Robert S. “Bob” Roger (age 76) of Dalton, passed away Friday, April 12, 2024, at his home near Dalton. Bob was born on September 1, 1947 in Newburyport, Massachusetts to the late Robert and Marquita (Shattuck) Roger. He attended Davis and Elkins College before joining the Air Force and serving stateside during the…

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Ellis Leroy Ressler, 95

NORTH LAWRENCE — Ellis Leroy Ressler, age 95, left this life for his heavenly reward on April 13, 2024.  He was born near Dalton, OH on October 10, 1928, to the late Joseph and Mary (Wenger) Ressler.  On October 16, 1954, he married Sadie R. Yoder of Belleville, PA.  She passed away on January 19,…

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Dean R Perry, 66

Orrville — Dean R. Perry, age 66, of Orrville, died Saturday, April 13, 2024, at the Cleveland Clinic, following a period of declining health. Dean was born on June 25, 1957, in Wooster, to the late Robert and Dorothy (Lehman) Perry and graduated from Wooster High School (WCSCC)  in 1975.  He married Sally Mowrer on…

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Don Fischnich, 78

Don Fischnich, age 78, of Sebring, FL, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at Good Shephard Hospice, Sebring Florida after a battle with viral pneumonia. He was born to Harold L. and Wilma A. (Wentsch) Fischnich July 7, 1945. Don was a 1963 graduate of Dalton High School in Dalton, Ohio and worked for Weather…

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Gertrude E. Blake, 92

Gertrude E. Blake, 92, of Dalton, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2024 in Dalton. She was born in Youngstown on January 5, 1932 to the late Myron and Gladys (Allen) Roller and married Richard W. Blake on August 25, 1957 and he survives. She was a graduate of Greenford High School and Wittenberg College…

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Ida Yoder, 86

Ida Yoder, 86, of Beach City, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2024 at her home. She was born in Wayne County on July 1, 1937 to the late Elmer and Mattie (Schlabach) Chupp and married Nelson D. Yoder on August 24, 1954.  He died June 1, 2022. She retired in 1996 from New Dawn…

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Katherine “Kathy” Louise Geiser, 67

Katherine “Kathy” Louise Geiser was born on March 18, 1957 to the late George and Mabel Geiser. She went home to be with Jesus on Friday, April 5, 2024. Kathy attended Ida Sue School and Nick Amster Workshop for many years.  She spent endless hours coloring pictures for family & friends.  She loved the simpler…

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Carl E. Gregory, 89

Orrville — Carl E. Gregory, age 89, of Orrville, died Friday, April 5, 2024, at Orrville Nursing and Rehabilitation, following a period of declining health. Carl was born on August 30, 1934, in Dalton, Ohio, to the late John and Edna (Buchwalter) Gregory and graduated from Orrville High School in 1953. He married Barbara Joanne…

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Shelby Allen, 86

Orrville — Shelby Allen, age 86, of Orrville, formerly of West Columbia, SC and Atlanta, GA, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at OrrVilla in Orrville, following a period of declining health. Shelby was born on April 3, 1938, in Talmo, Georgia, to the late Pauline (Davis) Goolsby and graduated from East Jackson Comprehensive…

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