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Kenneth R. Babe

Kenneth R. Babe, Sr., 87, of Steubenville Rd, S.E., Carrollton died early Tuesday morning, Feb. 10, 2009, in Aultman Hospital following a brief illness.

Born March 28, 1921, in Silverhill, WV., he was a son of the late Albert and Nancy Richmond Babe.

He was retired from The Timken Company in Canton following 30 years of service.  He was a member of North Suburban Church of Christ and Carrollton American Legion.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Patty Babe, Jr. of Carrollton; a daughter, Linda Shepherd of Carrollton; four grandchildren, Jim (Mindy) and Mike (Trisha) Shepherd and Jari and Maretta Babe; three great grandchildren, Evan, Zoe and Ryan Shepherd; two brothers, Marvin Babe of Canton and Glenn Babe of New Martinsville, WV., and two sisters, Ruth Anderson of Paden City, WV., and Lorraine Johnson of Carrollton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Fairclough Babe on June 25, 2006; three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Sweeney-Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton with Bob Main officiating.  Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery at Carrollton where military services will be provided by the American Legion, VFW and DAV.  Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and one hour

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