Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

  27 April 2006

Joe R. Grimm

Joe R. Grimm, 78, of Alliance, OH, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at 9:15 a.m. at Alliance community Hospital surrounded by his wife and fmaily. 

Born in new Philadelphia, OH, on Aug. 5, 1927, the son of the late Clifford W. and Ruby C. (Keen) Grimm. 

He lived in Alliance, OH, all of his life and was an Alliance High School graduate. 

A veteran of world War II, Mr. Grimm served in the US Navy.  Before signing up for the service, he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs as a major league pitcher.  He was a butcher at the A & P Grocery for thirty years and was also employed as a custodian for West Branch Schools for 10 years.  

Mr. Grimm was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  He also was a member of the Meat Cutters Union #427 an the Alliance VFW Post #1036.  

He had several hobbies and truly enjoyed hunting, fishing and arrowhead hunting.  but by far, the most important love of his life was his family. 

He is survived by his wife, Twyla R. (Wood) Grimm, whom he married on April 3, 1948. 

Also surviving are four daughters, Jo-Ann Layne and Linda (Jim) Wayt, both of Alliance, OH, Tina (Bob) Workman of Deerfield, OH, and Mary-Lou (Paul) Hahlen of Beloit, OH; six sons, Robert (Judy ) Grimm of Brandywine, Tom (Donna) Grimm of Minerva, OH, Tim (Deb) of Winona, OH, Jim (Beth) of Damascus OH, Rex Grimm of Homeworth, OH and Cliff Grimm of Alliance, OH; 24 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Grimm of Beloit, OH; several nieces and nephews; and many friends the family considered as being adopted. 

He also was preceded in death by a sister, Velma K. Cassidy, and a brother, Donald Grimm.  

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Friday with the Rev. Fr. Donald L. Feicht as celebrant.  Interment with military honors provided by the Alliance American Legion Post 166 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1036, took place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. 

memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105, 1942, or to the Catholic Charities, 144 West Wood St., Youngstown, OH 44503.  

Funeral arrangements were by the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home, Alliance, OH  44601. 

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sharerfuneralhome.com

Grace Steach, 73

Laura Grace Steach, 73, of Morgantown and formerly of Moorefield died Saturday, April 22, 2006, at her residence. 

Mrs. Steach was born July 9, 1932, in Moorefield, and was a daughter of the late George W. and Minnie E. Judy Zirk. 

Survivors include her husband, Lyle Steach, a resident at Pendleton county Nursing Home in Franklin.   two sons, Kevin Steach of Morgantown and William Steach of Albany, OR; a brother, Alec Zirk of Old Fields; a sister, Nellie V. Zirk of Moorefield; and four grandchildren.

Pastor Harold Garber conducted a memorial service Wednesday at Fraley Funeral Home in Moorefield. 

At Mrs. Steach's request, her body has been cremated. 

Condolences to the family may be left at her obituary at www.fraleyfuenralhome.com  

Sharon Marston, 56

Sharon Elaine Marston, 56, of Woodstock, VA, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at the Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA. 

Mrs. Marston was born Nov. 1, 1949, in Brandywine and was the daughter of the late Herbert Wilson and Ruby Mae Simmons Nelson. 

She had been employed with George's for 19 years. 

Her husband, Lawrence "Sonny" Truman Marston, survives. 

Also surviving are four sons, Tracey Lee Marston, Stacey Allen Marston and Lacey Dean Marston, all of Woodstock, VA, and Daniel Obed Marston of Edinburg, VA; three brothers, Keith W. Nelson of Mount Solon, VA, Kenneth Nelson of Moyers and James H. Nelson of Harrisonburg, VA; a sister, Janice Hiett of Brandywine; eight grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

The Revs. George Bowers and Fred Mauck conducted the funeral Sunday at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock, VA.  Burial was in the Massanutten Cemetery in Woodstock, VA. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodstock Rescue Squad, PO Box 221, Woodstock, VA  22664, the Woodstock Fire Department, 121 W. Court St., Woodstock, VA  22664, Antioch Church of the Brethren, 23502 Senedo Road, Woodstock, VA  226643 or Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 2395 Readus Road, Woodstock, VA  22664.  

Sharon Marlene Hilson

Sharon Marlene (Hulvey) Hilson, 53, passed on March 17, 2006, at her home in Winter Springs, FL.

Born June 5, 1952, in Alexandria, VA, she was the daughter of the late Monna R. (Hoover) Hulvey of Moyers and Lee O.M. Hulvey of Bridgewater, VA. 

Mrs. Hilson worked for Washington DC, and Orlando, FL, for 25 years.  Her last position before retiring was computer analyst.  She was baptized at St. John Lutheran Church in Moyers.  

She loved visiting her many relatives in the area and was an avid tennis player and enjoyed playing in numerous leagues.  She was an accomplished gardener, home decorator and loved cooking.  

Her husband of 13 years, Steve Hilson, survives.  

Also surviving are a sister, Linda Sparks and husband, Chuck of Orlando, FL; four brothers, Dwight Hulvey and wife, Lynda of Alexandria, VA, Jerry Hulvey and wife, Teri of Grass Valley, CA, Dennie Hulvey and wife, Mary of Stafford, VA, and Gaylon Hulvey and wife, Sandy of Pierson, FL; and eight nieces and nephews, including Fannie Propst of Moyers and Mahlon Hoover of Lee Hall, VA.  

A memorial service will be held Saturday in Winter Springs, FL.  On April 22, a memorial service will be held at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg, VA, with Pastor Frederick A. Donahoe officiating.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pet Rescue by Judy, PO Box 777, Edgewater, FL 32132-0777

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