Clifford Leroy Phillips 0

Clifford Leroy Phillips passed away September 27th, 2022. Leroy was born in Moundsville, WV. He and his family then moved to Barnesville, OH. He served his country during WWII from 1944 to 1946 in the Navy. After his service in the Navy, he moved to Canton, Ohio and started to work at Timken Inc. in 1950. He retired from Timken 36 years later in 1986.Leroy enjoyed traveling and camping and visited many places and campgrounds throughout his life.

Leroy was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis R. Phillips (Basnett), brother, William Phillips and sister Dorothy, Phillips (Long).

He is survived by his son, Daniel L. (Connie L.) Phillips; grandsons, Matthew L. Phillips and William C. (Allie) Phillips; great-grandson, Lincoln Clifford Phillips; as well as many other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are being held at Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home in Louisville, OH  October 4th, 2022,  calling hours are from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM with services immediately following.

A chapel service at 11:00 AM on October, 5th, 2022 for final goodbyes at the Sunset Hills Memory Gardens chapel located on Frank Road in Canton. Condolences and special memories of Leroy can be shared with is family online at  (330)875-21811

Luhelen Mercier 2

Luhelen Mercier, 58, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2022.
Luhelen loved her horses and dogs. She was a nurse.
She is survived by life companion Joe Yablinsky; children Michael Mercier and Paige Mercier; mother Viola Ensley and sister Beth.
The family will receive friends Thursday 4-6:30 pm at Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home, 303 S. Chapel St., Louisville, where a memorial service will be held at 6:30 pm.

George William Harders Jr. 0

George William Harders Jr., 74, resident of Alliance, Ohio passed away peacefully in the presence of his beloved wife in his home Saturday, September 24, 2022.   He will be remembered for his passion for life, giving nature, love of motorcycles and boats, great sense of humor, and optimistic attitude.   George was born April 1, 1948, in Newark, New Jersey, to George and Catharine Harders.

Upon leaving school, he enlisted in the United States Navy in August 1965 during the Vietnam War. During his distinguished career, he served aboard USS Tidewater (AD-31), USS Gyatt (DD-712), USS Borie (DD-704), USS Simon Lake (AS-33), and USS Santa Barbara (AE-28).  He was assigned to numerous shore and overseas duty stations, to include being hand selected as the personal driver for the Chief of Naval Operations.

Throughout his life and career, George was recognized for his inspirational leadership. He trained, motivated, and mentored Sailors and, later in life, a vast number of individuals with whom he worked. He earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist designation and the prestigious Master Training Specialist Insignia.  He was awarded numerous personal commendations, ribbons, and medals, as well as service campaign and unit awards. George retired after honorably serving 22 years of active duty, achieving the rank of Master Chief Boiler Technician.

George was preceded in death by his parents, George and Catharine Harders, and brother, Ernest.

George is survived by his wife of 41 years, Rhonda (Iler) Harders; sister, Lynn and brother-in-law, Bill Thompson of Toms River, New Jersey; brother, David Harders of Orlando, Florida; in-laws William and Roberta Iler of Minerva, Ohio; brother and sister-in-law,  Bill and Barbara Johnson of Tucson, Arizona;  brother and sister-in-law, Karl and Patricia Mayle of Paris, Ohio; brother-in-law, Bill Iler of Massillon, Ohio; daughter, Laura Campbell of Florida; nine nieces and nephews; many loyal friends and Shipmates; and his faithful and devoted dachshund, Magnum.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home, Louisville, Ohio.  Visitation will take place on Friday, September 30, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. with service to follow at 1:00 p.m.

Twila Helm 10

Twila Helm 62, of Canton, Ohio passed away after a long battle with dementia on September 20th, 2022. She was born November 14th, 1959 to the late Edward and Geraldine DeCost. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Gary, Charles, and Steven DeCost; sisters, Beverly Lyons and Vernita McIntosh.

A cancer survivor, she was a fun, loving and carefree beautiful woman. She loved to play cards and spend time with her family. She couldn’t help but to smile at her grandchildren when they were in the room. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Twila is survived by her two children, Craig (Rachele) Helm and Christina (Rocco) Moretta; grandchildren, Whitney Helm, Giovanni, Leonardo and Arabella Moretta; brother, Danny DeCost; sisters, Tresa Pickard and Patsy Shultz; along with many extended family members that loved her dearly.

The family would like to invite you to Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, 2698 Broadway Ave. NE, Louisville, for her graveside service on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 3:30 pm.

Dorothy Mae Miller 2

Dorothy Mae Miller passed away September 15, 2022. She was born August 1, 1932 to the late Carl and Myrtle (Hammond) Nuske. Dorothy was a graduate of Louisville High School class of 1951 and was a lifelong resident of Louisville. She worked early on as a Canton Recreation instructor, a nurse aide at Marcell Nursing Home in Louisville, and later was the activity director at Molly Stark Adult Day Care Center. Dorothy was a member of the Louisville American Legion and The Louisville Eagles. She enjoyed camping, crafting and playing cards, but mostly spending time with family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband whom she married in 1953, Robert B. Miller; siblings, Flora Vanicek, Donna Szekeres, Robert Nuske, James Nuske and Rose Maksim; and a newborn son at 2 days old, Clifford.

Dorothy leaves behind her children, Richard (Karen), Robert (Robyn), Doug (Margie), Eric (Audrey); 11 grandchildren; Farah (Mike), Heather, Jaime (Wes), Matthew (Jill), Cody (Hailey), Shawna (Jason),  Brent, Robert, Ashley (Jon), Cole and Eric; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, September 20, 2022 from 11:00-12:00 noon, with services immediately following at Paquelet Falk Funeral Home 303 S. Chapel St., Louisville, Ohio.  Special thanks to St. Joseph Senior Living and Crossroads Hospice Care.

Michelle Lynn (Goodrich) Keiser 0

Michelle Lynn (Goodrich) Keiser, 56, passed away at Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital in Canton at 9:06 a.m. September 6, 2022 after an extended illness.

Michelle was a 1985 graduate of West Branch High School and a former Charter One Loan Officer.

She was born May 17, 1966 in Alliance to Patricia (Close) Weingart and Garold Goodrich. Michelle is survived by her son, Brian (Lauren) McNew; sister, Brenda Lotz; mother; nephew Brandon Lotz; aunt, Gayle (Bill) Blair; stepbrothers Dean Weingart and Dwight Weingart; stepsister Charlene Menegos; special friends Jon Frances, Tina McKnight and Lynn Taylor along with numerous cousins.

Michelle was predeceased by her stepfather, Duane Weingart; father; grandfathers and grandmothers along with aunts and uncles

Cremation has taken place and there are no services. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Liver Foundation.PO Box 299, West Orange, NJ 07052. Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home, Inc. in Louisville, Ohio is in charge of arrangements. 

Gone From My Sight 

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side,
spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts
for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck
of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says, “There, she is gone.”

Gone where?

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast,
hull and spar as she was when she left my side.
And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me — not in her.

And, just at the moment when someone says, “There, she is gone,”
there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices
ready to take up the glad shout, “Here she comes!”

And that is dying…

-Van Dyke

Debra A Miller 2

Debra A Miller 68, of Canton passed away peacefully  on September 6th, 2022.

Debra is preceded in death by her mother, Dora B Stone; father, Samuel J Finley; husband, David G Miller; sisters, Linda , Charlene , DJ, Audrey; and brother, Patrick. She is survived by brother, Joe (Eleura) Finley; two sisters, Terry (Russ) Paci and Kathy Finley; three children, William J Rickman , Tanya (Tim) Ickes , Cathy (Paul) Hutton-Swogger; a very special granddaughter, Brittany Hutton; nine other grandchildren, Sara, Destiny, Cynthia, Mikey, Sadies, Miranda , Kenzie , Alex and Blake; seven great-grandchildren, Blayze, Paislee, Maya, Payton, Braylen, Annabelle, Damien Jr; and her niece, whom was also her closest friend, Judith (Michael) Lones; as well as other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 9, 2022, 2:00 pm at Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home, 303 S. Chapel St., Louisville. You are invited to visit to share condolences and fond memories. (330) 875-2811