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With sadness, I was informed that Lion Linda Metrovich passed away Wednesday morning. Lion Linda was the wife of PCC/PDG Paul Metrovich (1992-1993 as District D) and served amiable by his side through service with the District and Ohio Lions.

Calling hours will be Friday, March 24th, from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at the Dawson Funeral Home (215 W 5th St, East Liverpool, OH 43920). The funeral service will be on Saturday, the 25th, at the Dawson Funeral Home at 10:00 AM.

Through the Ohio Lions Foundation, Lions of District OH4 are providing residents of East Palestine, OH with gift cards to address citizens’ immediate living needs.

The initial distribution of gift cards was held on Friday, February 24; the allotment of gift cards was exhausted in two hours time. A successor Lions gift card distribution is set for Wednesday, March 1, 2023 for local residents. These Lions gift cards, totalling $10,000 to date, are assisting the community in helping meet their needs.

A Memorial Service for Keith Don Pontius, age 89, of Crossville, TN, who passed away on January 29, 2023, will be held at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester D.r, Crossville, TN 38558, on Friday, June 16, 2023, at 1:00 PM. Survivors: Wife, Carol Johnson Pontius; Children, Jeff Pontius and wife, Ivonne, Dean Pontius and finance, Ginny, Brenda Stanton and husband, Rich, and Laurie Fitzpatrick and husband, Tom; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

PCC Sharon ParkerWith much sadness, we’ve been informed that PCC Sharon Parker passed away on December 27th. PCC Sharon was District Governor of 13-B 2007-2008 and then served as Council Chairperson for MD-13 2008-2009. Though dealing with health issues the last several years, she stayed active in her district and the multiple, especially the last 2 years as she travelled with her daughter, PCC/PDG Kerry to Lions events throughout the state. Her gentle spirit, infectious smile and her commitment to serving others will be missed.

Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.  Funeral arrangements and her obituary are below.

MDS Debbie Luttrell

PCC Ronald BarberIt is with great sadness to announce the passing of Past Council Chair Ron Barber.

PCC Ron served as Governor of the former 13-J, 2004-2005 and as MD-13 Council Chair 2005-2006. PCC Ron served on many committees throughout the years, both at the district (OH-6 and 13-J) and state level, as well as in his community. He was a huge advocate for Kamp Dovetail and even got to go spend a few days there this year.