Obituaries

Donna “Susie” (Rase) Glenn

Donna “Susie” (Rase) Glenn, 71, of Westerville, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021 in Columbus after being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. She was born October 26, 1949 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Leah Jane (Franck) and Willard Rase. Donna was a proud graduate of Valley High School in Lucasville and of Ohio University.…

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Phyllis Jean Woods

Phyllis Jean Woods passed away on February 12, 2021 at Portsmouth, Ohio. Phyllis, the daughter of the late Roy and Gladys Vandyke Legg, was born in Pike County and was a 1954 graduate of Piketon High School. Following high school, Phyllis was a telephone switchboard operator in Waverly where she served as a supervisor. She…

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Loretta Murphy Chamberlin

Loretta Murphy Chamberlin, 86, of Wheelersburg, OH, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the SOMC Hospice Inpatient Center in Portsmouth, OH. She was born July 12, 1934, in Scioto County, OH, to Henry Edward Murphy, Sr. and Mary Helen Meenach Murphy. Loretta attended the Sciotoville Church of the Nazarene,…

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Herschell (Red) Stout

Herschell (Red) Stout, 82 of New Boston passed away Saturday February 13, 2021 at SOMC Hospice Center. He was born September 28, 1938 in Rushtown a son of the late Herschell and Alice (Brown) Stout. He was retired from Osco Industries after nearly 30 years service. He served in the U.S. Army, tank division, under…

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Karen Sue Crawford Martin

Karen Sue Crawford Martin, 76, of McDermott, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in McDermott. She was born February 15, 1944 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Raymond Albert Crawford and Katherine Aberdean Crawford Lute. Karen was a homemaker and a member of the McDermott United Methodist Church. She…

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Dorothy (Dottie) Holsinger

Dorothy (Dottie) Holsinger of Lucasville, was 90 when she passed away Mon., Feb. 8, 2021 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. She was born April 24, 1930 in Letitia, KY to William and Mary Osborne Stevens. Dottie was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Stevens; and two sisters, Sarah Stapleton and Betty Harr. She was…

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James Roger Myers

James Roger Myers, 72, of West Portsmouth, died at his residence.  Born on March 4, 1948 in Portsmouth, he was a son of the late Homer Allen and Helen Lauth Myers and was a computer programmer. Jim was a proud U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. Surviving are a son, Roger Myers, a…

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Patricia Isabelle Whitt

Patricia Isabelle Whitt, 57, of Sciotoville, died Thursday, February 11, 2021, at King’s Daughters Hospital in Ashland, KY.  Born on January 16, 1964 in Morehead, KY, she was a daughter of the late Willie and Lucy Barker Brown and was a homemaker. Also preceding her in death were a son, Gregory, a daughter, Saundra, and…

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Richard Lee Tilley

Richard Lee Tilley, 78, of Wheelersburg, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. Richard was born August 12, 1942 in Wheelersburg to the late William Tilley and Garnet Sophia Ketter Tilley. Richard was a high school graduate and worked in the shipping department of American Cast in Ironton; he was a…

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Harry Vernon “Fuzz” Payton

Harry Vernon “Fuzz” Payton, 82, of Portsmouth, died Friday, February 12, 2021 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. He was born February 19, 1938 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Elizabeth N. (Finley) and Vernon B. Payton. Fuzz retired as a building maintenance custodian after 30 years with the City of Portsmouth. He attended Harrison…

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