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Obituaries

Judith Loretta Prose

Judith Loretta Prose, 77 of West Portsmouth, died Thursday January 13, 2022 at Edgewood manor in Lucasville. She was born June 8, 1944 in Portsmouth to the late James Monroe and Pearlie Shepherd Howard. Judy was a member of the Stoney Run Freewill Baptist Church. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by…

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Margie Ruth Walker

Margie Ruth Walker, 89 of Portsmouth died Wednesday January 12, 2022 at Minford Retirement Center. She was born August 5, 1932 in Rome, Ohio to the late Clayton and Olivia Moore Kennedy. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband John Wesley Walker, whom she married on September 28, 1947, and a…

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Sherry Ann Sparks

Sherry Ann Sparks, 57, of Portsmouth, died Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at SOMC.  She was born May 4, 1964 in Ironton, OH to Linda (Buchanan) Murnahan, of Worthington, KY and the late Gary Murnahan. Sherry is survived by her husband, Larry Sparks, of Portsmouth, four sons; James Robinson, of Portsmouth, Gary Sparks (Becky), of West…

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Randy “Bo” Reed

Randy “Bo” Reed, 58, of Portsmouth, died Sunday, January 9, 2022 at SOMC.  Bo was born January 18, 1963 in Portsmouth to the late Charles and Violet (Craft) Reed. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Swords, two brothers: James and Kenneth, five sisters; Penny, Shirley, Patty, Darka,…

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Ruby “Peanie” Allen

Ruby “Peanie” Allen, 93 of Minford passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022 at Concord Nursing & Rehab Center in Wheelersburg. She was born March 13, 1928 in Scioto County to the late Jay Arthonia and Anna Hale Chandler. She was a former employee of Mercy Hospital, Williams Shoe Factory and was a member of Union…

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Wanda Lee Minzelli

Wanda Lee Minzelli, 87 of Minford passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022 at SOMC Hospice. Born September 30, 1934 in Scioto County, a daughter of the late Rev. Russell and Sally Lintz Cantrell, she was a homemaker, a member of Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion Post 23, Moose Lodge #320 Portsmouth, and attended Shawnee Hills Baptist…

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Mitchell Collins

Mitchell Collins, 72 of Lucasville passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022 at SOMC. Born April 20, 1949 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Foster and Virgie Collins, was a Correction Officer at SOCF for 34 years, attended Wakefield Free Will Baptist Church, and was a US Army Vietnam veteran. Mitchell loved his family, church…

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Barbara Shoemaker

Barbara Shoemaker, 81 of Oak Hill passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at her residence. She was born August 20, 1940 in Scioto County, a daughter of the late Oliver and Dorothy Allen Hilderbrant and was a homemaker. She is survived by three children, Stewart Matthew (Brooke) Shoemaker, Tammy Faye Shoemaker, Patty (Jeanie) Chapman; five grandchildren,…

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Fanny Kay Noel

Fanny Kay Noel, 53 of Portsmouth passed away Monday, January 10, 2022 at her brother’s residence in Greenup, Kentucky. Born November 20, 1968 in Scioto County, a daughter of the late Jasper and Patricia Wilson Triplett, she was graduate of Minford High School and was an STNA. She is survived by one daughter, Brittney (Brandon)…

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Paula Sue Cooper

Paula Sue Cooper, 56, of Otway, Ohio passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at home.  She was born on December 6, 1965 in Portsmouth, Ohio daughter of Larry Eugene Cooper of Otway and the late Dorothy Romaine Cooper.  In addition to her father, Paula is survived by two brothers, Dallas Eugene Cooper and Denver…

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