Thursday, March 30, 2017
Norma Jeannette Starr, a former resident of Pine Bluff and Little Rock in Arkansas, died peacefully on Monday, March 27, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio, at the age of 85.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, John Robert Starr, former managing editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. She also was preceded in death by a grandchild, Heather Starr Docherty of the United Kingdom, and a brother, Tim Lemons of Bryant, Ark.
A former kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Starr earned her education degree from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock on the same day as her youngest son of Palatka, Fla., Rusty Starr, graduated from Arkansas State University. Other survivors include children, John P. Starr of Grand Junction, Colo., and Linda Starr of Lafayette, Colo; a sister Patricia Lamneck of Powell, Ohio, eight grandchildren, Joshua Starr of Grand Junction, Joe Spillyards of Salida, Colo., Deke Spillyards of Salida, Brandon Starr of Palatka, Luke Spillyards of Lafayette, Jill Long of Colorado Springs, Colo., Amanda Staggs of Palatka and Daniel Starr of Melbourne, Fla.; six great grandchildren, Jace, Trevor and Haley Starr of Grand Junction, Derek Long of Colorado Springs and Annabelle and Amelia Staggs of Palatka.
Other close survivors include daughter-in-laws, Barbara Starr of Grand Junction and Tracye Starr of Palatka; a niece, Steffany Loper of Marion, Ohio, and her family Steve, Alexander and Jessica; grand son-in-laws, Chris Long of Colorado Springs and Josh Staggs of Palatka; and grand daughter-in-law Kelly Starr of Melbourne.
No service is planned. Her ashes will be mixed with her husband's and family members will sprinkle them in places the deceased couple enjoyed most. That will include the Rocky Mountains and the St. Johns River in Florida.
Mrs. Starr was born in. Memphis, Tenn., and reared in
Pine Bluff, Ark. She moved to Memphis after her marriage. The couple lived mostly in Little Rock before moving to Palatka in 1997. Mrs. Starr moved to Ohio a few years after her husband's death in 2000.
The Starr family went to 48 states in four years ending in 1966. The love of travel remained including an around the globe adventure Mrs. Starr enjoyed with her husband.
During the administration of Gov. Bill Clinton, Mrs. Starr served on a task force to reform public education in Arkansas.
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Trombetti (Bellanco) Ida "Dolly" Claire Trombetti, age 81, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017. She was born May 15, 1935 in Dover, OH; grew up in Weirton, WV and was a graduate of Steubenville Catholic Central High School. She was a lifetime member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, served as a secretary to the Director of Religious Education at St. Anthony Catholic Church, WOSU and for Dr. Miles Drake - Neurology at OSU. She served as a booster of both Music and Athletics at Beechcroft High School, where she was known for her spaghetti dinners for the football teams, in support of her children that meant everything to her, only equaled by the love for her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, where she started the Widow and Widower's Club. Preceded in death by her husband Michael Trombetti, her parents Tom and Mary Bellanco, her brother Tom Bellanco, her in-laws Alidore and Beatrice Trombetti. She is survived by her four children, Vince (Nora) Trombetti, Joseph (Melanie) Trombetti, Deneen Trombetti (Holly Boyd), Karla (Jeff) Line; grandchildren, Allison (Kyle) Kemp, Katie Trombetti, Anna Trombetti, Ray Trombetti, Michael Trombetti, Bailey Line, Jack Trombetti and Savannah Line. The family will accept visitors on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. at the SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL, 6699 N. High St. (1/2 mile south of 270) with a saying of the rosary at 1:30 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday 11 a.m. at St ELIZABETH CATHOLIC CHURCH, 6077 Sharon Woods Blvd., Columbus, OH 43229, where friends may call from 10 a.m. till time of mass. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Lewis Center, OH. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church or the Alzheimer's Association Central Ohio Chapter. Visit www.schoedinger.com to send online condolences to the family. -
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Friday, November 18, 2016
Christopher "Jack" Parsons, surrounded by his family, peacefully passed away and entered into the presence of his Heavenly Father on November 16, 2016. Jack, 87, was born in Pennington Gap, Virginia and is preceded in death by his much-loved paternal grandmother, Dora "Big Mom" Statzer Parks, who raised him from an early age and was truly his "mother" and father Christopher Clyde Parsons. Jack is survived by his wife of 63 years, Anna Laura Parsons; daughter Donna South and son-in-law Larry South; son Chris Parsons; grandson Chad South and his wife Mindy; great-grandchildren Moriah, Jack, Arielle and Josiah South; brothers Jim (Lee Ann) Parsons and Paul (Janice) Parsons; nieces Leeanne Parsons Eagan and Jenny (Jim) Mosic; and nephews Jim (Michelle), Brian (Bunny) and Thom Parsons. Jack loved His Savior Jesus Christ; his family, especially his beloved Ann; his church, Grace Polaris, where he served in many capacities for over 30 years; and his country, for which he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. In addition to his church, Jack and Ann supported numerous charities including Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America, In Touch ministries with Pastor Charles Stanley, Right Start Ministries with Pastor James Custer, the Arthritis Foundation and various law enforcement organizations. Calling hours will be on Sunday, November 20, from 3:00 - 5:00 pm and the funeral service on Monday, November 21 at 10:00 am, both at Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 North High Street. A graveside service will be held immediately following the funeral at Kingwood Memorial Park where Jack will be buried with military honors. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Right Start Ministries (rightstartradio.org/Donate) or the Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio (alz.org/centralohio).
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Van Dyke Everett W. Van Dyke, age 81, of Powell, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Born March 5, 1935 in Athens County, Ohio. Survived by his wife, Carol (Keethler) Van Dyke; daughters, Kristy Litteral, Cheryl (Kermie) Walters, Beth (Chet) Mobley, Robin Van Dyke; step-children, Peggy Eberst, Michael (Jo) Keethler, Rebecca (Randy) Davis, Kathryn (Jim) Smithson; six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and six step great grandchildren; brother, Kenneth Van Dyke, sisters, Rita Hamm and Lynda Van Dyke; many other family and friends. Member of New England Lodge No. 4, F.&A.M.; Corinthian Chapter #393, Order of the Eastern Star, Scioto Model "A" Club, Square Wheels Square Dancing and Camping Group. The family would like to express a Special "Thank You" to the Riverside Neuro Critical Care ICU team for all their care and support. A Funeral Service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Worthington Christian Church, 8145 N. High Street (S.R. 23 N), Columbus, Ohio 43235. Entombment will follow at Kingwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday, August 5, 2016 at Worthington Christian Church, where an Eastern Star Service will be held at 8 p.m. Additional visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until service time. For those who wish memorial contributions may be made to Worthington Christian Village. Arrangements by RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, 515 High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085.
To see a video of his life visit www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com and click on his obituary.
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Thursday, June 16, 2016
Frank Tinnerello, 91, of Powell, passed away May 29, 2016 at the Kobacker House. Frank was born on March 25, 1925 in Marion, Ohio to the late Anthony and Mary Tinnerello. Frank served in the U.S. Army in the 101st Infantry during WWII. Frank was retired from Frito Lay after 35 years of service. He was a member and also a singer with the Columbus Maennerchor. Frank was a past member of the Knights of Columbus and the Amvets. He was an avid reader and enjoyed Puzzles. Frank is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 69 years, Johanna Tinnerello; children, Lydia (Bill) Cooper of Florida, Patricia (Jeff) Palmer of Pennsylvania; four granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; sister, Anne Sifferlin of Florida; sister and brother-in-law, Maria and Ed Lendavic; sister-in-law, Lena Tinnerello; along with many numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no service or visitation observed at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kobacker House in Frank's memory
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Sunday, May 15, 2016
Obituary for Iris Lillian Smith
Iris Lillian Smith, age 91, died Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Iris was born in The Village of North Curry in Somerset, England to William Francis and Mary Ann Denman. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph Junior Smith; granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Smith; siblings, Billy Denman, Molly Kinsella, Roland Denman, Roy Richards and Rhoda Lunniss. Survived by son, Charles Joseph (Marie) Smith; daughter, Deborah Ann (Rob) Stokes; grandchildren, Charles Denman "Denny" (Alisha) Smith and Rachel Kathleen (Damian) Gonzalez and Michael Robert (Ashley Zepernick) Stokes; great-grandchildren, Harrison Joseph Smith and Emilia Marie Gonzalez; many nieces and nephews in the U.S.A. and U.K. Friends may call at the SOUTHWICK-GOOD & FORTKAMP FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3100 N. HIGH ST. Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. where service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Private family inturnment, Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg, OH.
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