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 www.paqueletfalk.com to share condolences and fond memories. (330) 875-2811

Irene Elizabeth (Thewes) Starr 5

Together Again

Irene Elizabeth (Thewes) Starr (91) of Louisville passed away peacefully, on August 27th 2022,  after a beautiful day of spending time with her family. She was born on March 10th 1931 to the late Anthony and Mary (Roshong) Thewes. She joined her husband of nearly 65 years, Richard (Dick) Starr, who preceded her in death on July 17th 2020.

Irene was a devout Catholic. Her faith was a source of strength for her and the people that she loved. She was an amazingly strong woman with a beautiful smile and she always knew exactly what to say at exactly the right moment. She was a mother of four, grandmother of four, and great grandmother to twelve and she always managed to keep up on everyone and pray for them.

In addition to her parents Irene was preceded in death by siblings, Ann Thewes, Ray Thewes, Cathy Dunlap, and Mary Lou Aultmann and son in law Doug Davis.

Irene is survived by her children, Debbie Davis (John), Cindy (Steve) Elson, Chris (Debbie) Starr, and Ed (Annette) Starr; grandchildren, Allen (Kelly) Harshbarger, Lisa (Dave) Norris, Sarah (Tony) Krowchak, and Nicole Starr; great grandchildren include Leah, Brantley, Matthew, Joshua, Marquis, Mason, Amariana, MacKenzie, Jaleigha, Gianni, Cecilia, Malik; siblings, Peg Dowling, Dorothy Shanower, Edie Shanower, Tony Thewes, Rose Thrower, John Thewes, Betsy Hanson, and Patricia Sells.

The family will receive friends Thursday, September 1, 2022, 5-7 pm at Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home, 303 S. Chapel St., Louisville. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, September 2, 2022, 11:00 am at St. Louis Catholic Church, 300 N. Chapel St., Louisville.  Interment at St. Louis Cemetery.

A celebration of life will follow the cemetery service at Dick and Irene’s home.

Vada G. (Wilkinson) Grunder 2

Vada G. (Wilkinson) Grunder, age 90, born March 13, 1932, to the late William L. and Roma (Houser) Wilkinson Sr. in Canton, Ohio, passed away August 27, 2022.

She was a graduate of Louisville High School class of 1950 and had worked at Diebold and Milanns restaurant for several years. She was a member of the American Legion Post 548 Auxiliary and the Louisville Eagles 2374.

Vada was preceded in death by her husband, Lester D Grunder and twin sons, Dennis L and Douglas L Grunder, brother; William L Wilkinson Jr. (Wilkie)

She is survived by sisters-in-law and brother-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Thursday, September 8, 2022, 10- 11 am, at Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home, 303 S. Chapel St., Louisville. A graveside memorial service will be held September 8, 2022 at 11:15am at Union Cemetery with Reverend Duane Houser officiating, where she will be laid to rest with her three guys.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Legion Post 548 and auxiliary or to a charity of your choice.

Lillian (Hyde) Huff 6

Lillian (Hyde) Huff age 79, of Louisville went to be home with her Lord and Savior on August 20,2022

She was born on December 1st,1942 in Stecoah, NC to the late Winston and Hester (Martin) Hyde. Lillian was a proud graduate of the Perry High School class of 1961. No matter the circumstances, Lillian made the best of everything and enjoyed life to the fullest. Her greatest joy was her family. She had a passion for spreading the word of the Lord to everyone she met, also she enjoyed gardening and crafts. Some of her fondest memories were family vacations and children, her former husband.

Lillian is survived by her Daughter and Son-in -Law Deborah (Walter)Wyler of East Canton and Son and Daughter in Law Michael (Barbara) Huff of Louisville, and Adopted Daughter Gina (Jon)Berry of Alliance. Also surviving are her grandchildren Andrew (Holly)Kessler, Kaitlyn Wyler, Kayla, Emma and Ava Huff, and Joseph and Joshua Conrad, and special adopted grandson Kayden Phillips. She is also survived by her sisters Nancy (Ronnie) Rorrer, Dorothy Hamilton, Brenda(John) Kross, and Anita Radsick, and sister in law Terry Hyde. She also has many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She is preceded in death by the father of her children Eugene C. Huff, and brothers John, Raymond, and Kenneth Hyde, sister Annette Piatko, infant sister Mary Hyde and son-in-law Brian Kessler.

Family will receive friends on Thursday August 25,2022 from 6pm-8pm at Louisville Christian Church 1800 South Chapel Street Louisville, Ohio 44641. And The funeral will be at 11am on August 26th,2022 with Pastor Rick Brown Officiating. Burial will follow after the service at Sunset Hills Memorial Gardens.