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Obituaries June 2

Earl Richard Weaver

Earl Richard Weaver expired May 28, 2006, and is resting with the Lord. He was a patient at the Bob Stump Veterans Medical Center, Prescott, Arizona.

Earl was born, March 8, 1930, in Vandalia, Ohio, the youngest son of Clayton C. and Wilma G. Nixon Weaver. Earl spent most of his life in the Casstown, Troy area. Earl graduated from Troy High School in 1948.

He retired from the United States Postal Service, Troy, Ohio, in 1987. He was a letter carrier for 37 years. Earl carried mail in the Westbrook area of Troy, Ohio, for many years.

Earl was a veteran of the Korean conflict serving more than three years in the Radio Communication Center, in charge of secret files at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Earl married Virginia A Seegle on May 10, 1952. His survivors are his wife, Virginia; son, Clayton Weaver; three grandchildren, Melinda Weaver Farris, Valarie Lynn Weaver and Chet Bradley Weaver; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Machenzi Hile, all from the Troy, Ohio, area; nephews, Ron (Carol) Weaver, Jim (Sheri) Weaver, Tim Weaver, Jim (Lynda) Seigle; sister-in-law, Jane Siegle, all from the Troy area; niece, Diana Dillworth from Celina, Ohio; one special cousin, Roger (Odessa) Bowers of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Also, many great-nieces and great-nephews and friends of Prescott, Ariz., and Troy, Ohio, areas. His parents, Clayton C. and Wilma G. Nixon Weaver; two brothers, John, Joseph Weaver and one sister, Ruth Weaver, preceded him.

Earl was a member of the First Baptist Church, Prescott, Arizona. He also attended the First Baptist Church of Troy, Ohio, many times.

Earl was active in a golfing group, architecture committee of Prescott Canyon Estates and barbershop singing with the High Mountain Chordsmen. He took great pride seeing the Ten Commandment Plaque was placed on the First Baptist Church, Smyth Building in Prescott.

Earl and Virginia moved to the Prescott area on October 1990. He is greatly missed by his devoted wife, son, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends in the Prescott, Arizona, and Troy, Ohio, areas.

In lieu of flowers, donate to the Prescott Salvation Army.

Memorial services are to be held at the First Baptist Church, 485 Marina Street, Prescott, Arizona, on June 10, 2006, at 11:30 a.m. Chaplain Jack Unangst and Pastor Dennis Beatty will conduct the services.

Arrangements entrusted to the Heritage Memory Mortuary, Prescott, Arizona. Inurnment will be at the Prescott National Cemetery.

(Information provided by survivors.)

James Lee Fann

James Lee Fann, our dad, husband and friend, died unexpectedly of a massive cerebral hemorrhage on Sunday, May 28, 2006. He was born on June 14, 1933, in Rolla, Mo., to Bessie (Moss) and Benjamin Fann. After his high school graduation in 1952, he married Sylvia Bassler. From 1952 to 1956 he served as a Damage Controlman in the U.S. Navy, after which he worked for the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation in St. Louis, Mo. Two years later he moved to Prescott, Ariz., to work in heavy construction for his uncle, Sid Webb. In 1960 he and Sylvia established J.L. Fann Ditching and Excavating, which later became Fann Contracting, Inc. In 1990 he moved to Flagstaff to found Qmax and soon after established residence in Williams, Ariz., where he married Elaine Moffitt.

Jim was known for his passion for work, spending 46 years as an entrepreneur in heavy construction. His life inspired love, compassion, fortitude, purpose, dedication, quality and giving back 100 percent. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending time sailing, fishing, listening to music, and caring for the many animals on his residence.

Jim is survived by his wife Elaine Fann of Williams, Ariz.; his son Michael W. Fann of Prescott, Ariz.; his daughters, Gail Fann Thomas and her husband, Ken of Monterey, Calif., Karen E. Fann and Jim McKown of Chino Valley, Ariz., and Sarah Bird and her husband, Brian of Phoenix, Ariz.; and six grandchildren, Jason Fann, Audrey Fann, Sean (Bird) Rawlins, Alexa Bird, Makenna Bird, and Sarah Thomas. He was preceded in death by his mother Bess Foster; stepfather, Clyde Foster; and close family friend, Sharon Miller Kobayashi.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at Calvary Chapel, 2313 E. Highway 69, Prescott, Arizona. Graveside services will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, 1051 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, Arizona. Memorials may be made to the Mercy Ships ( or Smile ( Arrangements are being made by Hampton Funeral Home, 928-778-4400.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Elaine Whitney D'Orto

Elaine Whitney D'Orto, 94, of Prescott, born December 19, 1911, in Canton, Kansas, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at her home. Elaine was the beloved mother of daughter, Whitney Paulsen and grandmother of Linda Paulsen, both of Prescott.

Elaine will be interred with her late husband Theodore D'Orto at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nevada.

Arrangements entrusted to Sunrise Funeral Home. All friends and relatives are encouraged to visit for additional information and to sign the online guestbook.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Mary E. Otness

Mary E. Otness, 67, of Prescott, born Nov. 28, 1938, in Niotaze, Kansas, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at her home in Prescott.

Private cremation took place at Bradshaw Crematorium.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Barbara B. Doyle

Barbara B. Doyle, 77, of Chambersburg, Pa., formerly of Prescott, born Feb. 23, 1929, in Belmont, Mass., died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, in Chambersburg.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at the Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home in Chambersburg with a Rosary recited at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, June 5, at the Corpus Christi Church in Chambersburg. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Catholic Charities, 533 S. Main St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Donald Eugene Schmaing

Donald Eugene Schmaing, 81, of Prescott Valley, born Aug. 29, 1924, in Fargo, N.D., died Thursday, June 1, 2006, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott.

A private cremation will take place at the Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

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