Portage County obituaries for April 10-11

Tobe Smiley

Tobe Smiley passed away on April 6, 2024, at the age of 73, in Ravenna, Ohio after a six-month battle with cancer.

He was born on December 4, 1950, in Ravenna, Ohio to the late Earline (Woodard) Smiley and George “Jack” Smiley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers: Leroy E. Davis “Junior”, Ricky G. Smiley, and sisters: Joanne (Davis) Fields, and Sheryl L. Smiley.

Tobe graduated from Ravenna High School in 1970. He then joined and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for 10 years. After leaving the Air Force, he was employed by Filmco, Ravenna School District, Kent State University and Portage County Government.

Earlier in his life, he attended the New Mount Calvary Baptist Church with his family. Tobe was an avid reader and really loved acquiring knowledge. He also enjoyed travelling and cooking.

He will be greatly missed by his sister, Jackie (Smiley) Bell of Ravenna. Mother of his children: Chong “Angel” Smiley of Cleveland; daughters: Tamara Smiley and Kyrina Smiley and four grandchildren: Katarina Smiley, Ke-Aira Miller, Kyrie Smiley and Karey Croff; brothers-in-law: Babe R. Fields of Akron and Willie B. Bell of Ravenna; as well as many nieces, nephews, friends, and a host of other relatives.

A special thank you to the staff and social workers from the Veterans Administration Hospitals in Cleveland and Ravenna, Hospice of the Western Reserve and Village Care Givers.

Friends will be received at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St. Ravenna, on Monday, April 15, 2024 from 11am until the funeral service, officiated by Pastor Patricia Dennison, beginning at 12:30pm. Interment will be held at Ohio Western Reserve Cemetery on Tuesday, April 16th at 10:45am.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com

Jeffrey C. Helmling

Jeffrey Charles Helmling, 54, of Rootstown, Ohio, crossed over to Heaven on February 18th, 2024.

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Bonnie R. Hutchison

Bonita “Bonnie” Rae Lindsey Hutchison, age 85 of Randolph, Ohio, began a new journey with the Lord on January 28, 2024 at Accent Care In-Patient Hospice Center in Cumming, Georgia, surrounded by family.

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Frank J. Kordinak

Frank J. Kordinak, 87, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 with his wife and their children by his side.

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Michael R. Divis

Michael R. Divis of Brimfield, Ohio was called home by a merciful God on April 9, 2024 after a brief illness. Mike was 71 years old.

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Joseph D. Lowe

Our beloved dad, grandfather (Poppy) Joseph D (Joe) Lowe, 86 passed away on Monday April 8th at Akron General Cleveland Clinic hospital in Akron, Ohio surrounded by his loving family.

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Charles Joseph Jones, Sr.

Charles Joseph Jones, Sr., 85 of Ravenna, passed away Monday April 8, 2024 at UH Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, Ohio. On August 18, 1938 in Beckwith, West Virginia, Charles was born to the late Charles Stewart and Cloia Angeline (Woolwine) Jones.

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Richard G. “Dick” Cartwright

Richard G. “Dick” Cartwright, 90, of Ravenna, Oh. went home to his Lord and Savior on Monday, April 8,2024. He was born March 18, 1934 to Charles Byron and Alice Mae Cartwright (nee Marquardt) in Willoughby, Ohio.

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