James Aronhalt

July 1, 1916July 13, 2011

James H. Aronhalt, 95, of Coshocton, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Coshocton Health Care Center. He was born in Coshocton County, Ohio, on July 1, 1916, the son of the late Harold B. and Winifred D. (Stiner) Aronhalt. Jim graduated from Keene High School in 1934, and was employed for 27 years at the St. Regis Paper Co. in Coshocton, retiring in 1979. He was a member of Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church since 1937, was a member of the Bethlehem Grange since 1937, and a lifelong member of the Class of Hope. Jim was an avid sportsman, enjoying golf, horse shoes, and bowling. In 1933 he won the county baseball championship for Keene, and then later played baseball for the Indianapolis Indians. In 1934 he won the county basketball championship for Keene. Jim also enjoyed playing softball, playing for Darrs Pure Oil, and Carnation. Jim enjoyed scooping ice cream at the Prairie Chapel Ice Cream Socials, and making apple butter. On October 13, 1940, he married Leota M. (Shaw) Aronhalt, who preceded him in death on January 11, 1984. He is survived by two children, Jerry (Lynn Karr) Aronhalt of Conesville, Ohio, and Kay Lynn Moran of Zanesville, Ohio; daughter-in-law Sherry Aronhalt of Warsaw, Ohio; his 11 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; two brothers, Wayne Aronhalt of Coshocton, Ohio, and Otis Ray “Jack” Aronhalt of Coshocton, Ohio; three sisters, Gertrude Stewart of Coshocton, Ohio, Helen Totten of Walhonding, Ohio, and Shirley (Bill) Wilson of Coshocton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his son, James Aronhalt; sisters, Catherine Spang, Leona Reigle, and Maxine Kohl; son-in-law E. Leroy Moran; five brothers-in-law; and 2 sisters-in-law. A funeral service will be held at Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at 2:00pm with Rev. Everett Stoddard officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends and neighbors at Given-Dawson Funeral Home, 186 Park Ave., Coshocton, Ohio, on Friday, July 15, 2011, from 5 to 8pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church 45494 CR 23 Coshocton, OH 43812. An online memorial can be viewed at


  • Visitation Friday, July 15, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 16, 2011

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Lori Mullett

July 22, 2011

Jerry, so sorry for your loss. Fun times on 4th street. Lori Adkins Mullett

Martha Aronhalt Vaughn

July 21, 2011

Jerry and Kaylyn sorry for your loaa of uncle Jim.Good memories of all the fun we had at all the reunions.He will surely be missed.

Shawn M Aronhalt

July 19, 2011

looked up to by several, loved dearly by so many. you were the image of a true american family man. you will be greatly missed great grandpa a. love shawn..

Craig Wilson

July 18, 2011

Jerry, Kay Lynn, and Families. Heartfelt loss is with you, while joyful memories remain. I've been so Blessed to have Uncle Jim as an example of a life well lived. His Faith, love of family,and joyful heart will be missed. Love and Prayers, Cousin Craig

jean zingg

July 18, 2011

so sorry for your loss. he was our next door neighbor when i was a kid on 4th street.

July 18, 2011

Sincere sympathy to the Aronholt family at this most difficult time.

Paul and Jan Parker

Andi Richcreek Dobbins

July 17, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss. Grandpa Jim was a wonderful man and he will be missed. I was blessed to have him in my life.

Steve Larntz

July 17, 2011

Jerry and the Aronhalt family, sorry to learn of your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May good memories keep you strong.

Cheryl & Terry Wilden

July 16, 2011

So sorry to hear about Uncle Jim. I'm sure mom greeted him with open arms. I just found out on Saturday so I didn't make the funeral. Prayers are with you all.

Cheryl Eveland

July 16, 2011

So sorry for your loss, praying for your family........