George Lester Dressel, 96, of Edmonds, Washington, formerly of Cadiz, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.

He was born Dec. 17, 1917 in Smithfield Twp., Jefferson County, Ohio, a son of the late George H. and Ada Olive Barkhurst Dressel.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ethel Rickey Dressel in 1977; his second wife, Helen Davis Shaw Dressel in 2007; two half-brothers, Joseph Foster Dressel and Ben Earl Dressel; and a half-sister, Edith Florence Vale.

Friends may call on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 from 10 a.m. until services at 2 p.m. that afternoon at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, 172 S. Main St., Cadiz with Rev. Robert Hooker officiating. Burial will follow at Patterson Cemetery, Deersville. Memorial contributions may be made to Cadiz Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.