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Janet Marie Davis(Chatman) was born January 15, 1937 in Charleston, West Virginia to Zuma and Henrietta Chatman who preceded her in death. Janet married Benjamin F Davis Jr on August 3rd, 1953 in Charleston, West Virginia, before moving to Cleveland, Ohio in 1955. To that union were born five children. Nedra Elaine Seay, Benjamin F Davis III, Vanessa Dale Holliday (all deceased), Donald Dwayne Davis and Henrietta Cecil Davis. She is also survived by siblings Jean Ann Allen, Lionel Lee Chatman, Theodore (Teddy) Lloyd Lovely(deceased) and Melzena Mae Askew.

Jan was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on October 10, 1977. From that point forward, faith played the central role in her life. She wanted to do more to teach others about the Bible. So much so that since June 1984, she vowed to Jehovah to devote more dedicated hours each month for teaching and helping others to gain the same relationship she had come to treasure. As a result of this privilege she studied the Bible with and aided countless others to dedicate their lives to God as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Jan was a skilled seamstress who loved altering and making clothes for herself and her grandchildren. She had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening both plants and vegetables. She was also known for her well-kept home and person. Everyone she met readily saw her beauty inside and out. Jan was always welcoming. It wouldn’t take long for her to say “tell me something good” upon seeing friends and family.

Jan, through the years has built many dear friendships who were more like family. She enjoyed hosting parties, family dinners, playing cards and her favorite game Scrabble. Whoever had an interaction with Jan could always expect a warm smile and kind remark. She was outstandingly faithful. Her silent strength through this world’s many trials stood as a fine example both inside her congregation and in the neighborhood. She will be missed not only by those already mentioned, but also by her grandchildren,great-children and a host of dear friends, spiritual family and loyal friends who stuck by her side up until and during her final days.

Jan’s hope of the resurrection shined bright. She was certain she would soon be reunited with family and friends she had lost. She longed to enjoy perfect life, in perfect health as her God, Jehovah intended. That was her certainty until falling asleep in death on May 15, 2022.


Dorothy M Counter (nee Monroe) - loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and faithful servant to the lord was called home on May 11, 2022 surrounded by family. Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband Oakley L Counter. She is survived by her children Karen Herman (Robert), Keith (Jill), David, her grandchildren, Jennifer Link (Joseph), Kristen Neumeyer (Mark), Johnathan (Savannah), James (Adrianna), Michael (fiancee Melynnda) and Austin, great grandchildren MacKenzie, McKinley, Emersyn, Maddison, Chloe, Annette and Olivia. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date, we request any contributions be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve at 17976 St Clair Ave Cleveland, OH 44110 in her name.


Ladd York, 67, of Westlake, passed away on May 8th, 2022. Ladd was born July 30, 1954 to the late Rose and John York in Cleveland. He is survived by his daughter Traci York (Joe Cermak), grandson Bryce York and his cousin Robin (Jim Chase). Ladd was preceded in death by his son Rudolph York.

Ladd graduated from Central Catholic High School at 16 and had completed 2 years of college at Cleveland State for Engineering. Ladd worked for Kauffman Container for 39 years until retirement.

Ladd loved to fish, collect coins, stamps, and sports cards. He loved history, astronomy, music, and movies. Everyone that met him loved him and often referred to him as “Ladd the Dad.” He was smart, kind and had a sense of humor.

Celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Memory of Ladd York to:
O’Neill Hospice
605 Bradley Road
Bay Village, OH 44140


Walter Bochenek of Cleveland Ohio entered life January 2, 1973 to Janet (Steve) Wagner and the late Walter C. Bochenek. On April 27, 2022, he entered eternal life.

Wally graduated from Benedictine High School in 1991 and was employed by the United States Postal Service for over 20 years. He was a life-long Cleveland Indians fan and a proud Polish American.

Wally is survived by his siblings; Case (Matt Garson) Bochenek, Joseph (Molly) Bochenek, Julianna (Marlon) Davis, and Brian (Angie) Bochenek.

Wally, “Uncle Fun” as he was known, was a loving uncle to Dallas, Parker, Paige, Calum, Madelyn, Jillian, Max, Ella, Gus, Connor, Emma, and Megan.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Malloy-Esposito Celebration Center located at 6384 Pearl Rd, Parma Heights, 44129 on May 21, 2022 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.


BARBARA ANN (BALL) NEILLEY, age 84, went home to be with her Jesus on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at the David Simpson Hospice House. She was a faithful member of the Aspinwall Church of God.

Barbara was born May 31, 1937, at O’Keeffe, WV to the late Byron (Doc) Ball and the late Cassie (Murphy) Ball.

After graduating high school in 1955, she moved to Columbus, OH, where she met and married her late husband, William (Bill) Neilley on November 27, 1970.

In 2016, Barbara relocated to Cleveland, OH, to be near her niece and husband, Robin and Ron Varney.

She was also preceded in death by her stepmom, Beulah (Boyd) Ball, brother and sister-in-law, William and Janice Ball, and sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Don Cobb.

Barbara is survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

She was an avid reader and loved spending time with family and friends. Everyone who met her went away positively impacted by her love, kind spirit, wisdom, and sense of humor.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Aspinwall Church of God 14627 Aspinwall Avenue Cleveland, OH 44110.

Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Columbus, OH

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