William George Wearstler

September 19, 1930February 6, 2019

William George Wearstler, 88, of Canton, died on Wednesday February 6, 2019. He was born in Middlebranch, Ohio on September 19, 1930 to Blanche (Vinez) and John Robert Wearstler. Bill served in the Air Force and was stationed in England during the Korean War. It was then that he met and married Joan Quinnette, his beloved wife of 67 years. Bill is now reunited with Joan, who proceeded him in death just last week. Bill is survived by his daughters Vickie (Jack) Kellogg and Kay Ann Peters; grandchildren Nicole (Rodney) Hunt, Samuel (Simon) Hoelzle, Colleen (Andrew) Shawk; and great-grandchildren, Ava, Charlotte, Isaac, and Lenora.

Bill was employed by Diamond Portland Cement Company from the time of his youth until their closing in 1976, at which time he became employed by Conrail. In their retirement, Joan and Bill spent winters in Myrtle Beach, S.C. making memories with friends and family.

Bill was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Working hard to provide for his loved ones was always a priority for him. He will be remembered for his stern, yet playful orneriness. He was wise, faithful and kind. He impressed upon his family the importance of honesty and integrity. He enjoyed reading, with a great knowledge of history. He loved a cold Pepsi and a challenging crossword.

Bill was a loyal member of Middlebranch Grace Brethren Church since infancy. A memorial service will be held there for both Bill and Joan and will be announced at a later time. Arrangements under the direction of Karlo-Libby Funeral Home.


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Dot Mareno

February 11, 2019

Vickie & Kay & other family members, You don't know me but I went to High School with Bill & knew Joan after they married. They were both such nice people & it was a pleasure just to know them. I was shocked to see that Bill followed Joan in death so soon but it is a joy to know that they are together again in the loving arms of God. Thinking of all of you & hoping the wonderful memories that you have of both of them will help you through this difficult time. God Bless all of you

Amy Tucker

February 8, 2019

Vickie and Kay, your parents were a good example of a great marriage. Your Dad would always do the legwork before I made a decision on insurance or anything I needed to know. They were a perfect couple who raised 2 amazing daughters! Enjoyed the time spent with them in Myrtle Beach. God Bless. Love, Amy Tucker


February 8, 2019

Mr. Bill was such a wonderful man. He told me last year that we would dance on the beach when he came back. He and his wife Joan where always there for me. Everyday Ms. Joan would skip through the lobby with that sweet smile and off she said again. Mr. Bill would stop and ask What do I need to know today? We would laugh and say everything is good nothing to tell, He would say well lets keep it that way. You keep me informed. LOL He was such a pleasure to know. God bless you Vickie, Kay and all the family. They are now at peace and together forever. Ms. Joan once told me, she did not know what she would do without mr. Bill. She will never have to find out. You two girls are a shining example of your parents. God bless and comfort in this most difficult time. Thought s love and prayers. Kay

Cindy Michel

February 8, 2019

Many a time I would bring your Mom home from lunch to see your Dad mowing, trimming hedges, tending to his roses and tomato plants. He always stopped what he was doing to say hello and have a chat with me. How fortunate for me for having known two extraordinary people. They will be greatly missed. Cindy Michel