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BOARDMAN – Services will be held Saturday at noon at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home in Boardman for Esther Mae Stackhouse, 97. She passed away Tuesday evening at The Greenbriar Healthcare Center.

Mrs. Stackhouse was born Jan. 26, 1914, in North Georgetown, a daughter of George and Ida May Greenisen Wyss.

She was a graduate of Goshen High School and of Salem Business College. She had worked as a telephone operator for Crane Deming Company in Salem until 1945.

She and her husband, Bill, moved to Dover and in 1954 started their first Stackhouse Oldsmobile dealership. In 1960, the dealership was relocated to Youngstown.

She was a member of Downtown Kiwaniqueens, and volunteered at the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, RSVP (Retired Seniors Volunteer Program) and Meals on Wheels.

Her husband, Lloyd “Bill” Stackhouse, whom she married July 7, 1936, died May 27, 1985.

Surviving are her daughter and son in law, Jane and Ron James of Poland and grandchildren, Bill (Anna) Stackhouse and Bob (Carrie) Stackhouse, both of Boardman, Brian James and Dave Barrus of New York City, Heather James and Paul Gagne of Glendale, Ariz. and Alexis Stackhouse of Canfield. In addition, there are two great-grandchildren, Lloyd Evan and Reed Allan Stackhouse.

Preceding her in death besides her husband and parents, was a son, Robert Stackhouse, who died Feb. 22, 1995; brother, Milan Wyss of Minerva; and three sisters, Mildred Wyss of Salem, Ruth Freshley of Alliance and Violet Freshley of Homeworth.

Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.

The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to Hospice House, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512 or the Church Memorial fund at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 2, 27485 Main St., North Georgetown, OH 44665.

Ron and Janie would like to extend sincere thanks to the staff at the Greenbriar Healthcare Center for the loving care they showed Esther the last six years.

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Guestbook Entries

“I am a former employee of Stackhouse olds, I want to send my deepest sympathies in the loss of Mrs Stackhouse. I always thought she was a sweet, wonderful lady. God rest her soul.”

 » Maryjo Shuster on December 8, 2011

“always had great conversations with Mrs. Stackhouse about the old days with horses and growing up in that era. She was one of a kind,glad I knew her.”

 » lloyd willis on December 12, 2011

“Jane - you often come to mind - only fond memories of days at South Elementary. I came across your mother's obituary & felt this was my chance to 'find' you. I was Jeanie Espenschied. Please contact me, if possible. we are still in good ol' Dover. You do have my sympathy in the loss of your mother & others. God bless you & yours.”

 » Jean Nadeau on August 14, 2012

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