BARKMAN, Wesley M. Funeral services for Wesley, 4, of Sugarcreek, were Sept. 25, 2011, at the Barkman residence. Burial followed in the Schlabach Cemetery in Holmes County. The Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek was in charge of arrangements. He died Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. of injuries received in a farming accident at his home.

COOPER, Layla Gail The infant daughter of Sabrina and Cooper, left us for a home in Heaven, after a 3-1/2 month struggle. Layla died in the arms of her mother, surrounded by loving family, on Sept. 11, 2011, at Akron Childrens Hospital. She is the daughter of Sabrina Cooper and Austin Sherwood of Southington. Services were at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls. Burial was in the Graham Cemetery in Southington.

ST. JOHN, L.D. Duke Funeral services for Mr. St. John, 98, of West Lafayette, were Sept. 26, 2011, at the Given-Dawson Funeral Home, Coshocton. Burial followed in the Coshocton County Memory Gardens. The Coshocton County Veterans Council conducted graveside military rites. He passed away Sept. 21 in West Lafayette.