Howard Benton Kosht
(b. June 28, 1907 - d. Feb. 17, 1968)
Howard B Kosht, 59, of 211 Ford Road, Mansfield, died in the Veterans Hospital in Cleveland Friday morning after a long illness.
Born in Akron June 28, 1907, he was the son of Charles V. and Mary (Fry) Kosht.
He had lived in Mansfield the past four years, going to Mansfield from Polk.
Mr. Kosht had been a correctional office at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield for six years until ill health caused his retirement in November 1966.
A former employe of the Republic Steel Co. in Canto for 25 years, he was married Nov. 24, 1926 to Bertha Marks, who survives.
Other survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Russell (Corena) Hall of Canton, Mrs. Arnold (Mary) Church of Mansfield, Mrs. Richard (Marlyn) Roud of Louisville and Mrs. Dana (Lois) Kochheiser of North Carolina; three sons, Gerald of Hayesville, Don of Otis Air Force Base in Massachusetts and Floyd of Keesler Air Base in Mississippi; one brother, Paul, of Canton; and 22 grandchildren.
His parents, one daughter, one brother and one grandson preceded him in death.
Mr. Kosht was a member of the McElroy Road Church of Christ in Mansfield.
A veteran of the Korean conflict, member of the VFW Post 1067 of Ashland, he was a member of the Ohio National Guard 27th Division, for 25 years.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Jacobs and Waltner Funeral Home, 2257 Mahoning Road NE, Canton. Brother Dale Smeltzer of the McElroy Road Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will be in the Forest Hills Cemetery in Canton, where military services will be held.
Visiting hours will be Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Denbow Funeral Home and Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at Jacobs and Waltner Funeral Home in Canton.