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Obituaries

James Richard “Dick” Sexton

James Richard “Dick” Sexton, 76, of Lucasville, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at his residence. He was born March 3, 1946, in Dayton, a son of the late Edgar Sexton and Edna Buckley Brown. Dick was a former Pepsi Cola employee and retired from construction work as a Brick and Stone Mason. He was…

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Betty Jean Clark

Betty Jean Clark, 87, of Portsmouth, passed away Monday, August 8, 2022, at her home. She was born May 4, 1935, in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late William Everett and Audrey Louise Meenach Cooper. Betty worked in retail for the former Harts Department Store for 15 years, she also worked at the former Mercy…

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Virgil E. Howard

Virgil E. Howard, 92, of Sciotoville passed away Wednesday August 3, 2022. He was born June 20, 1930 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Wilbur and Alma Colley Howard. He was of the Baptist Faith, a graduate of East High School, a member of Aurora Masonic Lodge #48, and a Kentucky Colonel. He was…

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Clydia “Jill” Litreal

Clydia “Jill” Litreal, 54, of Portsmouth passed away Monday, August 1, 2022 at Southern Ohio Medical Center.  She was born in Portsmouth, February 10, 1968 to the late Clyde and Jana Kathryn (Whitt) Litreal.  The staff and house mates at Itegrity Homes became her family.  She loved Harley Davidson Motorcylces, flowers and listening to music. …

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Margaret Marlene Beekman

Margaret Marlene Beekman, 84, of Piketon, Ohio passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio.  She was born October 17, 1937 in Piketon, the daughter of the late Ora Elmer and Ivy Elizabeth Smith Perdue.  On October 17, 1959 she was united in marriage to Everett Junior Beekman who…

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Cynthia Marie Flanery

Cynthia Marie Flanery, 25 of Piketon, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at her residence.  She was born on October 28, 1996 in Portsmouth to Paul Francis of Piketon and Trina Riley Mustard of West Virginia.  Surviving are her children; Laguna Flanery, Airses Flanery and Owen Dingus; brother, Jeffrey (Brandy) Francis; grandmothers, Judy Conley…

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Kenneth Edward Thompson, Sr.

Kenneth Edward Thompson, Sr., departed this life on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at the age of 86.  He was the son of William Jennings Bryan Thompson and Ruby Lillian Streitenberger Thompson.  He was born on Van Fossan Road near Stockdale and was a high school graduate of Stockdale in 1954.  He married his high school…

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Timothy William Oakden

Timothy William Oakden, 38, of Waverly, Ohio passed away Monday, August 1, 2022 at his home.  He was born November 26, 1983 in Carmichael, California to William and Kathy Franklin Oakden of Waverly.  In addition to his parents he is survived by his children, Alexis, Conner, Logan, and Skylar; his grandfather, Donald Oakden of Waverly;…

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Steven Mitchell Tillett

Steven Mitchell Tillett, 72, of Waverly, Ohio passed away at Adena Regional Medical Center at 12:50 am Saturday July 30, 2022 with his niece Stephanie by his side, she remained with him during his final days.   Steve was the son of Scott E Tillett and Mary Raines Tillett born in Germany while his father was…

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Jeremy Ethan “J.J.” Sheppard

Jeremy Ethan “J.J.” Sheppard, 16, of South Webster, died Thursday, July 28, 2022 in Lucasville. He was born August 10, 2005 in Portsmouth to Jeremy Edward Sheppard and Chrissy Parsons. J.J. loved everything about basketball, from playing for his South Webster High School Jeeps, where he was just weeks away from being a Sophomore in…

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