Ardis J. Rastetter 9

Ardis J. Rastetter, 94, passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday October 10, 2022. She was born September 30, 1928 in Berlin, Ohio to Ralph V. and Mary E. Aling.  She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maximo. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society at St. Joseph and the Historical Society of Washington Township. She loved to bowl, sew, garden, travel, refunding and spend time with her children and grandchildren. Mom loved to bake and cook, and was always trying different recipes.

Ardis was preceded in death by husband, Glenn September 24, 2008, sister, Nadine Davis and brother, Sinclair Aling.

She is survived by children Terry, (Beverly) of Alliance, Tim (Janet Neyrinck) of Uniontown, Janice (Steve)  Triner of Yellville, AR, Ted (Denise Santschi) of Holmesville, Mark (Kathy) of Paris, Ardis M. (David) Feess of Millersburg, Loraine Rastetter of Oklahoma, Stanley (Holly) of Homeworth, and Brett of Robertsville; 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Sunday, October 16, 2022, 1:00-3:00 pm at Paquelet Falk Funeral Home, 303 S. Chapel St., Louisville. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, October 17, 2022, 10:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maximo, where the family will receive friends from 9:00 am until the time of service. Donations may be made to Altar and Rosary Society at St. Joseph Catholic Church, P.O. Box 219, Maximo, Ohio  44650.

James “Doc” Howard Dougherty 2

James “Doc” Howard Dougherty , age 79,  passed away after a brief illness at the Alliance-Aultman Community Care Center on Friday  October 7, 2022. James was born on July 12, 1943 in Woodsfield Ohio, son of the late James and Genevieve “Peggy” Dougherty. He worked at the Timken Company for 35 years and  was a member of St Louis Catholic church in Louisville. Doc was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He maintained many  friendships over the years, enjoyed watching westerns, and sitting outside in the front yard.  Doc loved his grandsons, and always looked forward to watching them play football, basketball, and spending time teaching them about guns, motorcycles, and using tools.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Sandy Dougherty; son, CJ and ReChelle Dougherty and their sons Camden and Colton of Louisville; his sister, Bonnie and Joe Bosler of Louisville;  brother, Richard and Debbie Dougherty of Uniontown; and sister, Nancy Taylor of Louisville. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, James and Peggy Dougherty, brother, Dennis Dougherty, and sister, Joyce Shocking.

A Mass  of Christian burial will be celebrated at St Louis Catholic Church with Father Miller on October 13, 2022 at 10:30am. Burial will follow at the St Louis cemetery. Friends and family may call Wednesday, from  5-7:00 p.m. on October 12, 2022  at Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.

Grace A. Kittoe 8

Grace A. Kittoe, of Washington Twp, passed away in the afternoon Thursday, October 6, 2022, peacefully at her home after an extended illness.   Grace loved life, her family, friends, pets, and enjoyed creating fabric arts and traveling. She was born January 1, 1954, in Brilliant, Ohio, to Robert Leslie Wise and Grace Loucetta (Pitzer) Wise and has resided in Washington Twp her married life.

Grace was a 1971 graduate of Perry (Canton) High School, received her RN upon graduating from Aultman School of Nursing, earned a BA of Science from Walsh College and Masters of Education from Kent State University. In 2013, Grace retired after 30 years from the Practical Nurse Program of Canton City Schools, where she had served as administrator and instructor.  She had also worked as an operating room nurse at Aultman Hospital and performed nursing at Massillon City Hospital, Doctors Hospital and was the school nurse at Walsh College.

She was a longtime active member of the Canton Fiber Arts Guild.   She enjoyed creating lovely articles with spinning, weaving, crocheting and lace making.  You would find her frequently at art demonstrations with the Guild discussing their crafts at numerous public events.

A special thank you to Alliance Aultman Hospice.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years Robert M. Kittoe, Jr., daughter, Amanda (Will) Kittoe-Johnson, brother, Richard (Linda), sister-in-law, Elaine (Robert) Umlauf, brother-in-law, Mark (Faith) Kittoe.

Grace was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Grace Wise., son, Robert M. Kittoe III and brother, Robert Wise.

There will be a Celebration of Life Service held Thursday, October 13, 2022 6:00pm at Paquelet Falk Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Lewy Body Dementia Association.

Rita M. Dieringer 6

On Wednesday October 5th, Rita M. Dieringer went home to be with the Lord. She is preceded in death by husband Clement Dieringer, brothers Bob (Pat) Rosia and  Wilbur Rosia.

She is survived by daughters Diane (Garry) Saurers, Sharon (Kim) Perez, grandchildren Rita (Don) Reinhart, Nick (Sara) Perez, Angela (Jed) Marmet, Ryan (Kelly) Saurers, Emily (Jordan) Adams, Neil Saurers and 15 great grandchildren.

For anyone who knows Rita knows she was truly an amazing woman. She was a wife, a friend, a caring mother, loving grandmother and beloved great grandmother.

She was an adventurer and lover of life. Rita enjoyed card club for many years, was a member of countless groups, loved to travel near and far, visit casinos, bowling, and spending time with her family. She was an avid quilter and handmade quilts for every grandchild. She was a devout catholic and dedicated member of St. Louis Church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 11:00 am at St. Louis Catholic Church, 300 North Chapel St., Louisville, where the family will receive friends from 10:00 am until the time of service. Interment at St. Louis Cemetery.

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 5

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.