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LaFoilette, Mrs. Cleo

Mrs. Cleo LaFoilette, aged 44 years, well known in the community, who was making her home with her son, in McCuneville, took a dose of poison Monday afternoon with. It is said with, suicidal intent. Death followed Tuesday afternoon. Funeral was held at the home of her son and interment made in Shawnee Cemetery.

Source: The People's Advocate, May 31, 1934
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Lahley, Mrs. John

Mrs. John Lahley age 72 years, of Newark, formerly Miss Margaret Sheeler of this place, died in Newark last Saturday. Funeral was held in Newark Tuesday. She is the sister of Miss Minnie Sheeler of this place.

Source: The People's Advocate, June 8, 1934
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Lamasters, Walter C.

Walter C, Lamasters
Special to The New York Times
Washington, Pa., Sept. 17--- Walter C. Lamasters, oldest Civil War veteran of this city, died at his home this afternoon. His age was 95. He came here from New Lexington, Ohio, forty-eight years ago. His war service was with the 106th Ohio Infantry. Four generations survive him. 

Source:  (Historical Newspapers, New York, N.Y. 1851-2003)

Lamb, Katherine

Thornville, O., Feb 2 - Mrs. Katherine A Lamb, 81, of Thornville, died at her home at 10:30 o'clock Sunday night following an illness of several years. She was the widow of Harry Lamb. Mrs. Lamb was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic church at Somerset. Surviving are one son, Harry Hutton Lamb of the home; one step-daughter, Mrs. Lela Markham of Columbus; and one sister, Miss Elizabeth Elder of Junction City.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, February 3, 1953

Lantz, Mildred

Mildred Lantz Rites Wednesday-New Lexington, O.-Funeral services are to be held at St. Rose Catholic church Wednesday at 10 a.m. for Miss Mildred Lantz, 40, who died Sunday in St. Francis hospital, Columbus, after a short illness.  She has been employed by the Pennsylvania railroad for the past twelve years and resided at 325 Derrer road, Columbus.  She was the daughter of Mrs. Clara Lantz, and is also survived by three brothers, Thomas, George and Edward Lantz., and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Hannigan, Mrs. Celia James and Mrs. Rose Morgan.

Source:  The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Oh, January 30, 1940
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Larimer, Charles V.

New Lexington – Pallbearers for Charles V. Larimer, 84, of New Lexington, will be Ed Hughes, A. T. Pettit, Don O’Hare, Dave Middaugh, Don Wollenberg and Roy Wilson.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Chute – Belford Funeral Home here with Rev. Calvin Nicholas officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home where New Lexington Elks Lodge will hold memorial services at 8 p.m. today. Mr. Larimer died Saturday.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, Tuesday, November 24, 1964
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Lautenschlager, Cora Mae (Euman)

Newark: A graveside service for Cora Mae (Euman) Lautenschlager, age 88, of Newark, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 23, at Newark Memorial Gardens with Pastor Tom Myers officiating.  Cora passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at her home. She was born December 1, 1923 in New Lexington, Ohio to the late Leonard and Florence (Rapp) Euman.  Cora was employed for eleven years at LPN Healthcare Facility as an aide and had been a greeter for several years at McDonald's on 30th Street. She attended the First Baptist Church of Newark.  She is survived by four daughters, Barbara Scott and Peggy Lautenschlager, both of Newark, Donna (Paul) McJessy of Buffalo, Ohio and Phyllis (Mike) Jewell of Zanesville; eleven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; brother, Frank Euman of New Lexington; sisters, Dorothy Corps of Malta and Shirley Braglin of New Lexington; and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emil Harold Lautenschlager, on April 13, 2002; and by one sister and five brothers.  The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio.  Please visit to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the family. 

Source:  (Newark Advocate, July 19, 2012)

Lauterbach, Daniel C.

Thornville: In loving memory of Daniel C. Lauterbach of Thornville, OH., who left this world on June 3, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Born March 10, 1952 in Richmond Virginia to the late Freddie and Veva Lauterbach. Daniel is survived by his loving wife Lana Lauterbach his children Kimberly Kenney , Nichole Campbell, Heather(Eric) Lang, Kevin Lauterbach and Jeff (Stephanie) Pisula. Grandkids Timmy, Danny, Heather,Jonny and Luke Hanna and Karsyn and Aaron Braxten and samara. brother Bill (Brenda) Lauterbach and sister Theresa (Daniel) Thompson as well as many nieces and nephews and friends and family. Daniel was also preceded in death by granddaughter Olivia nance. Per Daniels wishes there will not be a funeral or showing but instead a memorial celebration of his life to be held on June 8 at 2pm at the North Point shelter house at Fairfield Beach.  In lieu of flowers please send donations to Daniel Lauterbach memorial funds. P.O. Box 4531 Newark, Ohio 43058-4531.  Please go to for online condolences.

Source:  (Lancaster Eagle – Gazette, June 6, 2012)

Leaman, Samuel

Leaman Funeral - New Lexington – Funeral services and burial were held Tuesday for Samuel Leaman, 68, who died Sunday at the home of his son, Glenford Leaman, Shawnee Rt. 1. The wife, Mrs. Edith Leaman of Thornville, Fla., and a daughter, Mrs. Jennie Durr, Dayton, also survive. Mills & Brown, New Straitsville, were in charge. 

Undocumented Scrapbook Clipping.  Dates from our cemetery and death publications.  (Shawnee Cemetery- 1870-1939.
Health Dept. –died Feb. 12)
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Leasure, Almira

Almira Leasure died 14 Mar. 1850, age 13 years, Roxbury, Washington County, Ohio; daughter of Jesse and Sarah Leasure; formerly lived in Perry County, Ohio.

Source:  Abstracts of Obituaries in Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850 – paper dated 24 Apr. 1850
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Lee, Theodore

Funeral services were held here Tuesday afternoon for Theodore Lee. There were many beautiful floral offerings. Six of Mr. Lee’s personal friends acted as pallbearers. Interment was made in the city cemetery. 

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, Wednesday, December 16, 1925 (Maplewood / New Lexington Cemetery – Theodore R. Lee, 1904-1925)
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Lemen, Mary C. Cowen

Lemen Rites In Butler Sunday-Services Conducted at 2:30 O’Clock in Afternoon in Methodist Church Hillsboro, October 21 – Funeral services for Mrs. Mary C. Lemen, well known resident of Butler Grove Township, whose death occurred in her home on Friday afternoon at 12:40 o’clock following an illness of several weeks, were conducted in the Methodist Episcopal Church in Butler at 2:30 o’clock on Sunday afternoon by Rev. Mr. Kilbourn, pastor of the church. Burial was made in the Wares Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Lemen was born in Perry County, Ohio on May 11, 1845. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horatio Cowen, and came to Butler from Sydney, Neb., 25 years ago. On December 25, 1871 she was united in marriage with James S. Lemen, who proceeded her in death in 1919. She leaves one son, Walter Lemen, whose address is unknown; two brothers, P. E. Cowan and W. L. C. Cowan (as is) of Butler and one grandson, James Lemen, living in South America. Her death was the result of declining health incident to old age.

Source:  Decatur, Illinois Herald, October 21, 1929 
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Levy, William Isaac

Somerset: William Isaac Levy, 78, of Somerset, died Monday, May 14, 2012 at Mt. Carmel East in Columbus.  He was born February 13, 1934 in Logansport, Indiana the son of the late Melvin and Gretchen (Baumgardner) Levy. William was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked as an electronic and software engineer and his wide-ranging interest included philosophy, astronomy, history, organic farming, writing original fiction and ballroom dancing.  He is survived by his sons, Daniel Eliot (Margaret Ann Peot) Levy, Gregory Scott (Phyllis) Levy and Jonathan Erik Levy; former wife, Irene Levy-Roll; brothers, Al Levy and Alex (Susan) Lea; grandchildren, Samuel Archer and Jessica Summer Levy; step-grandchildren, Cassandra and Nathaniel Waugh; nephew, Matthew and several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Judith Levy.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made in William's memory to Perry County Veterans Services, 128 South Main Street, PO Box 66, New Lexington, Ohio 43764  Online condolences at 

Source:  (Lancaster, OH Eagle Gazette)

Little, Pleasant

Dies at Hospital - Admitted to Cherrington Hospital last week where she underwent an operation for the removal of a gangrenous appendix, Mrs. Pleasant Little, 30, New Straitsville, died at the hospital early Sunday.  The body was taken to New Staitsville for burial.

Source:  The Logan Daily News - Logan, O. - Monday, Oct. 18, 1937

Long, Catherine Wolf

Mrs. Long, of New Lexington, died at an advanced age, a few days since. Her maiden name was Wolf, and she had been a widow about thirty years. She was a Lutheran, and her remains were taken to the Lutheran Church near Junction City, where a funeral discourse was preached by Rev. Yung of New Lexington and afterwards, the body of the deceased was interred in the cemetery near the church. She leaves several children, and quite a number of grandchildren. (Dated April 20, 1876)* Catherine Wolf Long, w/o George Long, Aug. 3, 1804- April 15, 1876 – New Lebanon Lutheran Cemetery

Source: No source submitted.
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Longstreth, Diantha Maria

Mrs. Diantha Maria Longstreth, 81, wife of Peter Longstreth, died at the family home on Washington Street in Crooksville at 10 a. m. Sunday after an illness of heart disease. Mrs. Longstreth was well known in Crooksville, and was a member of the Church of Atonement, also the Altar Society of the congregation. Surviving are the husband; two sons, George W. of Cedar Rapids, Ia. Charles G. of Cleveland; five daughters, Mrs. A. D. Mosgrove of Newark, Mrs. Harry Mercer and Mrs. Mary Bell of Zanesville; Sister Mary Ida of Manitowac, Wis., Mrs. Effie Corn of Columbus. There are 14 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren also surviving. Funeral services were held at 9 a. m. Wednesday at the Church of Atonement with burial in the church cemetery by Cannon & Cannon. 

Source: Crooksville Messenger, Friday, July 24, 1931
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Lucas, John 

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today at the Deavertown Methodist Church for John Lucas, 40, Roseville miner, who was fatally injured Friday afternoon in a slate fall at the Glow Coal Co. min near Roseville. Joseph Lucas, brother of the deceased, and Everett Martin, South Zanesville, were also injured in the slate fall. Both are receiving treatment at Bethesda Hospital in Zanesville. Lucas is survived by his widow; two sons, John and Lester of the home; two daughters, Elizabeth and Pearl, at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lucas, Sr. of Deavertown; five brothers, Leslie and Joseph of the home; Andrew and Louis of Akron, and Stephen of Cleveland; three sisters, Mrs. George Allard of Roseville, Mrs. William Tietz and Mrs. Jospeph Olah, both of Corning.

Source: Unknown, May 8, 1939

Lucas, Julius

Julius Lucas, 71, of New Lexington Rout 1, died at 8:17 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 1988, at Mark Rest Center in McConnelsville, where he had been a patient since Dec. 4, 1987. Mr. Lucas was a Navy veteran of World War II and a retired employee of Claycraft Co. in Shawnee. He was born June 7, 1916, at South River, N.J., a son of Mary Peters of Heartland Health Care Center in Pleasantville and the late Mike Lucas. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Mary Robitski Lucas; three sisters, Mary Varga of Highland Park, N.J., Mrs. James (Julia) Johnson of Sheffield Lake and Jennie Johnson of Hemlock; two brothers, Mike and William Lucas, both of Corning Route 2. Friends were received Monday, Jan. 18, at Humphrey Funeral Home in Shawnee. Services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the funeral home with Rev. Clarence Thompson officiating. Burial followed in Springer Cemetery near Hemlock, with military graveside services.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder

Lucas, Margaret M

Margaret M. Lucas, 79, formerly of Township Road 215, New Lexington, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 1990, at the Mark Rest Center in McConnelsville where she had been a patient since January 1988. She was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a former employee of General Motors in Detroit, Mich. as well as the Bryant Manufacturing Co. in New Lexington. Born June 15, 1911, in Fremont, she was a daughter of John and Eva Binduchowska Robitski. Surviving are two brothers and three sisters, all of Fremont. She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius Lucas, Jan. 15, 1988. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the Humphrey Funeral Home in Shawnee, where services will be at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Clarence Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Springer Cemetery near Hemlock.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, June, 1990

Lucas, Mary

Mary Lucas, 97, formerly of rural Corning, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 1988, at Lancaster-Fairfield Hospital in Lancaster. She was a resident at Heartland Fairfield Care Center for five years. Mrs. Lucas was born May 16, 1891, in Hungary, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andy Peters. Her husband, Mike Lucas, died September 6, 1956. Surviving are two sons, Mike Lucas and William Lucas, both of Corning; three daughters, Jennie Johnson of rural Corning, Mary Varga of New Brunswick, N.J., and Julia Johnson of Lorain; 27 grandchildren; and several great and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Julius Lucas. Friends called Tuesday and Wednesday at the Humphrey Funeral Home in Shawnee, where services were at 1 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Clarence Thompson officiating. Burial was in New Lexington Cemetery.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder

Lucas, Michael 

Michael Lucas, 33, Corning Route 2, died September 16 at University Hospital in Columbus following a long illness. A plant manager for Nicrofibers Co. at Shawnee, he was born June 5, 1948, in Salt Lick Township, the son of Michael and Bertha Arkley Lucas of Corning Route 2. Surviving besides his parents are his wife, the former Ruthe E. Filkins, two sons, Kirk and Michael of the home and a daughter, Teresa, also of the home. Also surviving are two brothers, Kenny and Terry, both of Corning Route 2; five sisters, Mrs. Gary (Eileen) Gaddis of Shawnee Route 1, Mrs. Jack (Barbara) Harris and Mrs. Tim (Nancy) Baker, both of Corning Route 2, Mrs. Orville (Ruth) Johnson of New Lexington Route 1 and Mrs. Harland (Norma) Spencer of Crooksville Route 2 and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Lucas of Fairfield Care Center, Lancaster. Funeral mass was conducted Saturday a.m. in St. Bernard Catholic Church, Corning, with Rev. Richard Metzger and Rev. Ronald Arter officiating. Burial was made in Springer Cemetery near Hemlock by the Humphrey Funeral Home.

Source: Unknown

Lucas, Mike

Funeral services for Mr. Lucas were held Sunday p.m. at the Humphrey funeral home, Shawnee, with Rev. Earl Bull officiating. Burial was made in New Lex cemetery. Mr. Lucas, 68, of Whippstown Ridge, died at University hospital Thurs. evening following a 2-year illness. He was a native of Hungary. Survivors are his wife, Mary; 3 daughters, Mrs. Mary Varga, New Brunswick, N.J.; Mrs. Julia Johnson, Lorain, O. & Mrs. Jennie Johnson, Hemlock, 3 sons, Mike, Julius and William, all of Whippstown Ridge; 18 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Source: Perry County Tribune, September 13, 1956

Lucas, Mike

Mike Lucas, 92, of Saltlick Township, passed away Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, at his home. He was born Jan. 22, 1912, in Hungary, the son of the late Mike and Mary Peters Lucas. Mr. Lucas was a retired coal miner and farmer. He was a Catholic by faith, member of UMWA, attended the Congo School and was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Bertha Arkley Lucas; his daughters, Ilene (Gary) Gaddis, Barbara (Jack) Harris, Ruth (Orval) Johnson, Norma (Harland) Spencer and Nancy (Tim) Baker; sons, Kenny (Michelle) Lucas and Terry (Tina) Lucas; a sister, Julia Johnson; a brother, William Lucas Sr.; 25 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Lucas; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Lucas; a brother, Julius Lucas; and sisters, Jennie Johnson and Mary Varga. Calling hours will be anytime after 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at the J.E. Humphrey Funeral Home, 118 W. Walnut St., Shawnee with prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at St. Bernards Catholic Church, Corning. Burial will be in Springer Cemetery.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, December 22, 2004

Lucas, Sylvia E.

Sylvia E. Lucas died at Bethesda Hospital from burns, on Good Friday. Six children survive. The funeral services will be held Friday at Iliff Church with Rev. McCandlish in charge. 

Source: Crooksville Messenger, Friday, April 17, 1931
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Lyons, Hugh J.

Perry Co. Native Dies in Boston
Hugh J. Lyons, a member of the war labor board and New England regional director of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, died in Boston, Mass today, after a long illness.  He worked in Illinois mines as a lad of 14 and gained early prominence in the United Mine Workers Union. He came to New England as regional CIO director in 1939.   Born in Redfield, Perry County, Ohio, April 15, 1904, he moved to Gillespie, Ill. during his infancy.

Source:  (The Zanesville (Ohio) Times Recorder, July 18, 1942