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Obituaries Nettie Jean LeBeau

Hazel ‘Lynne’ (Shotwell) Prince

Nettie Jean LeBeau, 85, of Malvern, passed away in her home Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Nettie was born on a farm between Dellroy and Sherrodsville in Monroe Township May 28, 1933 to Ralph and Mary Gladys (Kirby) Heidy.  Nettie graduated from Dellroy High School in 1951.  She attended the College of Wooster and graduated from Kent State University in 1961. She was certified in Visual Arts at Malone College in 1972. Nettie taught First Grade for 15 years and Elementary Art for 19 years at Malvern Schools. She organized the Rotary Club of Malvern Career Week for 20 years.  Nettie was a Paul Harris Fellow and with her husband, Don, hosted 12 Rotary Exchange students and five Group Study Teams. She was a 4-H advisor for 20 years. She was a docent at the Canton Art Museum for nine years and a member of the Carroll County Art Center.  She was active at the Algonquin Mill Festival for 20 years and served as a member of both the Malvern and Carroll County Historical Societies.  She was also a member of Alpha Sorosis, the Women’s Club, the Farm Bureau, and helped with Habitat for Humanity. Nettie was a member of the Minerva Presbyterian Church. She served as an elder for two terms. She also served as a Junior High Sunday School teacher for nine years, taught Bible School, served as a youth leader, and served on many church committees.  She went on seven mission trips, including the Buckhorn Children’s Center in OH, the Children’s Center in KY, work trips to St. Louis, MO, Sunset Gap, TN, Welch, WV, Cedar Rapids, IA, and Webster Springs, WV. Nettie enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking large meals, crafts, collecting antiques, classical music concerts, and collecting local art works.  She also enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and around the world:  Zimbabwe; Africa; Hawaii; Alaska; Florida; Nova Scotia; Caribbean cruise; East Coast cruise; and the Eastern US with family. Nettie is survived by her husband of 65 years, Donald Lee LeBeau of Malvern;  daughters, Elizabeth (Randy) Smith of Carrollton and Ellen (Dusty) Rhome of Minerva; sons, Donald R LeBeau (Julie) of Malvern and Darren (David Stinson) LeBeau of Akron; grandchildren, Denise (Michael) Cobedesh of Minerva, Becky (Aaron) Stoller of Minerva, Matthew LeBeau of Canton, and Kyle LeBeau of Malvern; great-grandchildren, Anthony Cobedesh of Columbus, Rachel Cobedesh of Minerva, and Jacob Stoller of Minerva; and nephews, David (Elsie) Baughman and Duane Baughman. In addition to her parents, Nettie was preceded in death by a sister, Joann Baughman. Funeral service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Minerva, 204 Edgewood Drive, Minerva, Thursday, Feb.  7, 2019 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Daniel Callahan of First Presbyterian Church of Minerva and the Rev. Ben George officiating.  Burial will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday, Feb.  6, 2019 from 6-9 p.m. and one hour prior to service on Thursday at First Presbyterian Church of Minerva.  Memorial contributions can be made to Carroll County Office of Community Hospice, c/o Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or First Presbyterian Church Missions Committee. Friends may express condolences at our website:

Hazel “Lynne” (Shotwell) Prince, 74, of Carrollton, passed away at her residence Jan. 29, 2019. She was born March 10, 1944 in Carrollton to Harry Lynn and Mary Evelynn (Brandon) Shotwell. Lynne married James William Prince Jan. 28, 1967 and he passed away Oct. 7, 2007. She graduated from Carrollton High School. She attended the First United Methodist Church of Carrollton. Lynne was a volunteer at Carroll County Animal Protection League (C.C.A.P.L.) where she was a member for eight years and was a director for six out of those eight years. She retired from St. John’s Villa after 25 years. She is survived by two sons, Brad (Angie) Prince and Todd and Linda Prince (Hoschar) – Prince both of Carrollton; one sister, Betty (John) Pothorski of Norwalk, OH; three grandchildren, Pheleshia Lynn Prince, Brandon Prince and Kaylee Prince; one great grandchild, Alaunah Moody; a niece, Jenny and Randy Pelham and their two girls Courtney and Kayla; a nephew, J.D. and two step grandchildren, Kim and Cody Icenhowder. Donations may be made to the C.C.A.P.L. in Lynne’s name at P.O Box 353 Carrollton, Ohio 44615. Calling hours were Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at the Allmon Dugger Cotton Funeral Home in Carrollton. The funeral was Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 at the funeral home with Mark Wells officiating. Burial followed at Westview Cemetery in Carrollton.

Patrick Airden Bentley Patrick Airden Bentley, 69, of Carrollton, passed away at Cleveland Clinic Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Patrick was born in Man, WV May 26, 1949 to Pat Malone and Goldie Marie (Dempsey) Bentley.  Patrick worked for Republic Storage Systems and had served as the President of Steelworkers Union 2345.  He was also a member of the Augusta Masonic Lodge #504, the York rite of New Philadelphia, and the Scottish Rite.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Patrick is survived by two sons, Christopher (Julia) Bentley of Carrollton and Jeffrey (Amilcar) Guzman-Bentley of Vallejo, CA; a granddaughter, Lakota Bentley; two brothers, Preston Bentley of Malvern and Michael Bentley of New Philadelphia, and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Patrick was preceded in death by his wife, Carol; a sister, Connie Bentley; and a brother, Ronald Bentley. Following cremation, Masonic services and visitation were held at Deckman-Bartley Funeral Home in Malvern, Saturday, Feb.  2, 2019.  Friends may express condolences at our website:

Lawrence J. Mason Lawrence J. Mason, 89, of Carrollton, passed away Thursday morning Jan. 31, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center in Canton. A son of the late Harold and Anna (Sack) Mason, he was born Oct. 15, 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Lawrence was a Korean War Army Veteran and retired from Tennessee Gas. He was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church and was an avid wood worker. He is survived by two daughters, Brenda (Timothy) Baker of Navarre and Linda (Robert) Gibson of Missouri; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys, Dec. 6, 2018, and one grandson. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Carrollton with Fr. Anthony Batt officiating.  Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. in Dodds Funeral Home in Carrollton. 

Gordon E. Effinger Gordon E. Effinger, 91, of Canton, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at Aultman Women’s Board Compassionate Care Center in Canton. Gordon was born in Canton on Sept. 4, 1927, a son of the late William E. and Lenora Heidt Effinger.  He was raised by his late uncle and aunt, Chris H. and Bertha B. Wege from the time he was in the eighth grade until he married his loving wife, Joyce.  Gordon and Joyce were married at the Christ Presbyterian Church Dec. 30, 1950 by Rev. Dr. George E. Parkinson and Rev. Orville W. Briner.     Gordon graduated from Lincoln High School in 1946. He proudly served his country in the Army from June of 1946 to his discharge in February 1953 at Camp Polk in Louisiana.  Gordon served during WWII and the Korean War in Berlin, Germany with the airlift division.  He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church in Canton where he was an ordained deacon in his earlier years.  Gordon retired as a supervisor from Timken Roller Bearing Company in 1985.   Gordon was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene “Gene” and Norman Effinger.  Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Joyce C. (Norton) Effinger; daughter, Laurel L. Effinger of Canton and many loving nieces and nephews.  Pastor Stephen Kimbrel conducted a graveside service at Moultrie Chapel Cemetery in Minerva Monday at 2 p.m. Arrangements were entrusted to the Dawson Funeral Home.    View Gordon’s memorial webpage and express condolences online at

James A. Albert James A. Albert, 48, of Carrollton, passed away Saturday evening Feb. 2, 2019 at the Truman House in New Philadelphia. A son of Willard and Imogene Haney Albert, he was born April 14, 1970 in Canton. James was a 12 year veteran of the Marine Corps. serving as an MP and Instructor. He was employed by the Federal Prison at Elkton as a corrections officer. Along with his parents, he is survived by his wife, the former Amy Behner; a son, Brady; two daughters, Erin and Gayle; and two brothers, David and Mike. He was preceded in death by a sister, Debra Lynn. Funeral services will Friday, Feb. 8, at noon at the Little Country Church in Waynesburg with Rev. Dr. Chuck Wilson officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors at Forest Hill Cemetery in Canton. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton.

Gary W. Cain Gary W. Cain, 81, of East Springfield, OH passed away peacefully Feb. 4, 2019 at Trinity West Hospital in Steubenville. He was born Oct. 17, 1937 at his home in East Springfield to the late Wendell and Audrey Cain. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret (Edwards) Cain, who he married Sept.15, 1957; a son, Brad L. (Tammy) Cain and son-in-law Joe DeBold all of East Springfield; 5 grandchildren, Allison (Scott) Pickett, Devin (Chad) Litten, Taylor (Emily) Cain, Eric DeBold, and Shaylyn Cain (Gabe McCarthy), and 2 great-grandchildren, Grayson and Madison Pickett. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Michele (Cain) DeBold in 2015. He was a 1955 graduate of Springfield High School and immediately following graduation, pursued his dream of receiving his Certified Auctioneers license. He went on to become a licensed Realtor and started Gary W. Cain Realtors and Auctioneers in 1967 servicing Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Following in his footsteps, both his son and grandson went on to become licensed Realtors and joined the family business. Throughout his career he served as President of the Steubenville Board of Realtors; Ohio Association of Realtors District 2 Vice President and led several committees; and President of the Ohio Auctioneers Association in 1975. His success in business led him to be the recipient of many prestigious honors including Realtor of the Year for the Steubenville Board of Realtors multiples times; Distinguished Service Award for the Ohio Association of Realtors; inducted into the Ohio Auctioneers Hall of Fame in 1993; Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Businessperson of the Year 2008 and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient 2015; and inducted into the East Central Association of Realtors Hall of Fame in 2018. He was a lifetime member of the Christ United Methodist Church in East Springfield and held many offices in both his local church and in the Eastern Ohio Methodist Conference. In addition to faith and family, he was an avid hunter who traveled the world including taking 2 safari trips to Africa.  He had a love of all animals but especially enjoyed riding his horse, Knight. He was always looking for the next adventure, which included going skydiving on his 70th birthday. His civic activities included Chairman of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, Franciscan University Advisory Board, Member of the Unionport Masonic Lodge, Steubenville Rotary Club President, Edison Local Board of Education, Steubenville City of Murals Committee, member of the Jefferson County Port Authority and for over 60 years conducted the Jefferson County 4-H Sale of Champions. The funeral will be held at the Christ United Methodist Church in East Springfield at 11a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 with the Rev. Greg Bush officiating.  Burial will follow at the East Springfield Cemetery.  Visitation will be at Dodd’s Funeral Home in Amsterdam Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 10-11 a.m. at the East Springfield United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Christ United Methodist Church, PO Box 127, East Springfield, OH 43925.

Thursday, February 7, 2019


Township Trustees As a service to our readers, The Free Press Standard has compiled a list of the reorganized Boards of Township Trustees in Carroll County’s 14 townships for 2019. Following is an alphabetized list of the 14 boards, including the officers, members, fiscal officers, (clerks), times, day and location of their 2019 meetings along with either the office or clerk’s telephone number (C or P denotes chairman or president; VC or VP, vice chairman or vice president, and 3rd, third member) AUGUSTA – Jeffrey L. Hawk, C; Calvin C. Mangun, VC; John R. (Dick) Thompson, 3rd; Cara Borland, FO. Meetings are the first and third Mondays of each month at 6 p.m. at the Augusta Twp. firehouse on Aurora Rd. (Co. Rd. 18, east of Augusta). If Monday is a government holiday, meetings will be held on Tuesday immediately following the holiday. Township office phone: 330895-3971. BROWN – Ryan G. Irwin, C; Christopher W. Rotondo, VC; Thomas L. Borton, 3rd; Jeanne A. Grimm, FO. Board meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the township house at 200 Grant St. in Malvern unless a holiday occurs on a third Monday when the board will meet the next day (Tuesday). Township office phone number: 330-863-1540. CENTER – Matthew Manfull, C; Kenneth Skinner, VC; Mark Walters, 3rd; Pamela Berardinelli, FO. Rob McClure, Cemetery Sexton; Zephriam Casper, Road Superintendent. Board meets at 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the township office building at 419 4th St. SE, in Carrollton. Township office and fax number: 330-627-5788; Fiscal Officer number: 330476-6060. EAST – Brett Oyer, P; Jeremiah Shipley, VP; Thomas McMillan Jr., 3rd; Sharon Kampfer, FO. Board meets at 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the East Twp. garage at 6177 Bane Rd. NE, Kensington, at the intersection of Bane Rd. (Co. Rd. 25) and Aurora Rd. (Co. Rd. 18). Fiscal officer’s phone number is 330771-7925. FOX – Todd Brown, C; Ryan Roberts, VC; Tim Dayton, 3rd; Debbie Meister, FO. Board meets at 8 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Fox Twp. garage at the junction of Clover and Avon Rds. (Co. Rds. 70 and 21), southeast of Mechanicstown. Fiscal officer’s phone number: 330-738-2132. HARRISON – Joseph Seck, C; David Seck, VC; Stanley Bob George, 3rd; Linda Peoples, FO. Board meets at 7:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays at the township building in New Harrisburg. Township office phone number: 330-6278107.

LEE – Dick L. Walters, C; Dale John Tinlin, VC; Earl Riegle Jr., 3rd member; Nancy Knox, FO. Board meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Community building in Harlem Springs. Fiscal officer’s phone number: 330-739-2307. LOUDON – Allan Furbee, C; Paul Simmons, VC; Carl A. Smith 3rd; Margret Brogan, FO. Board meets at 7 p.m. first Tuesday of each month at the Loudon Twp. Community Center (former Kilgore school) at 7211 Germano Rd. SE in Kilgore. Fiscal officer’s phone number: 330-739-4155. MONROE – Randy Dingler, C; Brian McIntire, VC; Waldon (Wally) Leggett, 3rd; Dianne M. Cole, FO. Board meets at 7 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Monroe Twp. house at 5072 Roswell Rd. SW, Dellroy, except the months of May-August when meetings are at 8 p.m. Township office phone number: 330-735-2555. ORANGE – Joseph Nign, C; Robert McClain, VC; James Romig, 3rd; Marsha Rutledge, FO. Board meets at 8 p.m. second and fourth Mondays of each month at the Orange Twp. hall in Leesville. Fiscal officer’s phone number: 740-269-9166. PERRY – Donald Leggett II, C; Ronald Snair, VC; Eric Horn, 3rd; Marcia Trushel, FO; Board meets at 6 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Perry Twp. hall at 154 Amsterdam Rd. SW, Scio, in Perrysville with a single meeting in July set for July 9. Fiscal officer’s phone number is 330627-0776. ROSE – Jonathan Ward, C; Joseph R. Owens, VC; John J. Little, 3rd; Bruce W. Downes, FO. Board meets at 7 p.m. first and third Thursdays of each month at the Rose Twp. house at 2044 Magnolia Rd. NW on SR 542, south of Magnolia, unless the date falls on a legal holiday when the meeting will be held on the next business day. Township office phone number: 330-866-9303. UNION – R. David Frew, C; Robert Folk, VC; Arlie Lamb, 3rd; Wes Frew, FO. Board meets at 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of each month during January-March; 7 p.m. first and third Mondays during April-December, except for the first meeting of September which will be Tuesday, Sept. 3. The Board will hold an end of the year/reorganizational meeting Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 8 a.m. All meetings are held at the Union Twp. hall in Petersburg. Fiscal officer’s phone number is 234-521-3909. WASHINGTON – Christopher Keyser, C; Kyle Davis, VC; Zachary Campbell, 3rd; Connie Days, FO. Board meets at 7:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Washington Twp. garage at 3097 Cobbler Rd. (Co. Rd. 71). Township office phone number: 330-6277516.

Carrollton Council to sell unneeded items online By NANCY SCHAAR FPS Correspondent Carrollton Mayor William Stoneman gave second reading to an ordinance that will permit the Village of Carrollton to sell its property that is no longer needed. The village will sell items on the internet auction site Govdeals. This will include office items or equipment that is no longer usable or needed, including motor vehicles, road machinery, equipment, tools, supplies, or other items that are simply not needed anymore. The items will be open for bidding for 10 days, and that schedule includes Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays. The item must be paid for within 30 days of the confirmed sale.

Minimum bids may be set for each item. In other business, council: • HEARD the first reading of an ordinance approving a contract with Engineering Associates, Inc. for the field work, detailed design and construction administration for the Third Street NE sanitary sewer replacement project. This contract is for $19,000. • LEARNED Wells had interviewed police office applicants. • HEARD Wells attended a meeting for the Rt. 9 Sanitary and Water Extension. The project is set to begin mid-February. • AMENDED the appropriation amendment ordinance for 2019. • APPROVED a new credit card policy for use. • AGREED to pay the village administrator’s share off the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.

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