Wilson S. “Poog” Adams Jr., 82, and his wife Elizabeth “Jean” Adams, 81, of Colerain, OH passed April 4, 2017 at home. Wilson was born June the 12th, 1934 in Martins Ferry, OH, a son of the late Wilson S. and Evelyn A. (Reese) Adams. Jean was born October 7, 1935 in Huntington, WV a daughter of the late Robert and Opal (Corn) Heslep. Wilson was a graduate and stand-out athlete at Bridgeport High School and West Liberty State College. He, along with his father, Wilson Sr. and son “Pooge” played in the O.V.A.C. all-star football game. He was a retired salesman for the asphalt industry. Jean was a graduate of Huntington High School where she was head majorette. She was a graduate of the West Liberty State College dental hygiene program. She was a retired dental hygienist and was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Colerain. Later in life she was an E.M.T. for Colerain Volunteer Fire Department. In addition to their parents, Wilson and Jean were preceded in death by their daughter, Julie Adams; and brother-in-law Bob Och. They are survived by their son; Wilson “Pooge” (Sheri) Adams III of Trafalgar, IN; grandchildren, Wilson Adams IV of Upton, KY, Jessica Adams of St. Clairsville, OH, Kaitlin Adams of Daufuskie Island S.C.; great-grandchildren; Owen and Kravin; and sister, Jean Och of Wheeling, WV. Friends will be received Wednesday, April 12 from 4pm-8pm at Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Rd. Bridgeport, OH 43912. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 72581 US Rt. 250, Colerain, OH 43916. Private interment will be held at a later date at Belmont County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you purchase a Carbon Monoxide detector for yourself, or family and friends that do not have one.
Jack W. Boston, 88 of Martins Ferry, OH died Saturday, January 21, 2017 surrounded by his family at Forest Hill Nursing Home, St. Clairsville, OH. He was born February 8, 1928 in Shadyside, OH a son of the late Eugene and Arlie (Shipman) Boston.
Jack grew up in Shadyside, one of four children. As a child he found his passion for sports and his love for the Cleveland Indians.
Upon his graduation from high school in 1945 he enlisted in the Merchant Marines and then served four years in the Navy.
When he returned he moved to West Liberty where he met his wife Eleanor while attending the University and obtaining his Bachelors Degree. Jack went on to further his education and received his Masters Degree from WVU. He and his wife moved to Martins Ferry where he began his teaching career. Jack was a teacher for 12 years and a Principal for 20 years in the Martins Ferry City School District. He was also head baseball coach and assistant basketball coach.
Jack was a member of the First Christian Church, Martins Ferry, the Martins Ferry Eagles and the Martins Ferry Booster Club where he was a voice for the Purple Riders for 30 years.
He loved people and never had a bad word to say about anyone. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, but most of all a man of God whom everyone loved.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years Eleanor J. (Mozingo) Boston, brother, Bill Boston and sister, Evelyn Kreiter.
Jack known by most as “Pap” is survived by his daughter, Janet Galiffa of Martins Ferry, granddaughters, Benee Marinacci and Dior (Tom) Kennedy all of Bridgeport, OH, great grandchildren, Gianna, Talia and Mya Marinacci and Tucker Kennedy, sister, Sally Bickmeier, sister-in-law, Delores McClure and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends will be received Tuesday 4- 8 pm at the Heslop Funeral Home, 415 Walnut St., Martins Ferry, OH where services will be held Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 11:00 am with Minister Rod Kasler officiating. Entombment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH.
Military services will be conducted by the Belmont County Veteran’s Association at the cemetery.
The family would like to extend their sincere thank you to Monty Marmie, Emmie Giffin and the staff of Forest Hill.
Monroe, Nancy Ann Tebay, 85, of Wheeling, WV., died Saturday, March 21, 2015 in the Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital and Geriatric Center, Wheeling.
She was born October 8, 1929 in Wheeling, WV the daughter, of the late Howard A. and Helen Johnson Tebay.
Mrs. Monroe retired from Bethlehem Elementary as a 2nd grade school teacher for over 28 years and was a member of Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church. She was an active member of the Presbyterian Women, was a member of the OCARS, a member of the Eastern Star Miriam Chapter 1 and past member of the DAR. Mrs. Monroe graduated from West Liberty College.
She loved her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and was proud of her 2nd grade students.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, A. King Monroe in 1991.
Surviving are two sons, Howard K. Monroe and his wife, Nancy and Tom R. Monroe and his wife, Peggy all of Wheeling, WV.; a sister, Peggy Tebay of Wheeling, WV.; three grandchildren, Jason K. Monroe and his wife, Natalie of Frederick, MD, Justin K. Monroe and his wife, Holly of Wheeling, WV and Jonathan K. Monroe of Morgantown, WV; three great-grandchildren, Tyler and Sierra and Teddy K.
At the age of 82, Richard Kent Markwell passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2013. Richard is a graduate of WLSC with his B.A. degree where he was a piano student of Ida Hertz. He then received his Master’s Degree in music from Duquesne University. His work and career experience included Allegheny Ludlem Steel Corp., Martin’s Ferry BOE Instrumental and Vocal Music, Indian Creek School District High Choir from Buchanan Jr. High School as Instrumental Music Instructor. He also worked at Covenant Presbyterian Church as choir director and occasional soloist and Wintersville United Methodist Church as choir director and pianist.