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SURNAMES of Deceased as Listed (Alphabetically):
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Bailey, Norman - Urbana Daily Citizen, Thursday, 4 January 2007

Norman Bailey, 75, of Urbana passed away at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan 3, 2007 in Community Hospital, Springfield. He was born in Miami County on Dec. 19, 1931. He was the son of Forrest M. and Ruth (Motter) Bailey of Conover. He was a member of First Baptist Church of St. Paris and retired in 1994 from Hobart Brothers, Troy, Ohio after 39 years. Also retired as an honorary member of the Johnson St. Paris Fire department.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Connie (Wilkins) Bailey, and two daughters Kathy Bailey of Urbana and Kristy Fourman; son-in-law, Bruce Fourman and four grandchildren, Heather, Michal (sic), Holly and Sarah Fourman of Urbana; a close friend Bruce Lee of Springfield; two step-sisters, Sharon Christian of St. Paris and Sara Bloedow of Troy.

Preceded in death by his parents, a sister Charlene and an infant son Johnnie Ray.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan 6, 2007 in the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana with Rev. James VanZile and Rev. George Riddell IV officiating. Friends and family may call 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan 5, 2007 in the funeral home. Burial in the Kingscreek Cemetery.

Contributions to the Johnson St. Paris Fire Department, 135 S. Main St., St. Paris, OH 43072.

Bailey, Pearl Levon – Urbana Daily Citizen, Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Pearl Levon Bailey, 78, of Urbana, passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2007 in his residence. He was born January 20, 1929 in Rosewood the son of the late Foster L. & Leota Belle (McIntire) Bailey.

Levon was a farmer all of his life. He farmed in Champaign & Logan Counties. He was the first dairy farmer to milk over 100 cows in Champaign County. He was a member of the Champaign County Farm Bureau and a 4-H advisor for several years. Levon brought to Champaign County the Miniature Rex rabbits from Florida and introduced them to 4-H members.

Levon loved the outdoors when he was in good health. He especially enjoyed coon hunting and fishing. He also was fortunate to spend 18 winters in Florida and made many friends there.

He is survived by his wife who he married October 8, 1946, Violet “Scott” Bailey, his daughter Anita Onnalee (Philips) Evilsizor, his daughter-in-law, Nancy “Taylor” Bailey all of Urbana, his grandchildren, Scott (Michelle) Bailey, Sarah (Tim) Longworth, Susan Bailey, Christi (Jake) Haulman & Noel Evilsizor, 10 great grandchildren, his brothers, Carrol (Mary Lou) Bailey & Vincent (Marilyn) Bailey, his sister-in-law, Christine Bailey, his foster sister, Polly Overholser, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives of several generations.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his son, Jerry Bailey who died, February 2, 2006 & his brother, Merlyn Bailey.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2007 in the Vernon Funeral Home, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2007 in the funeral home with the Rev. Wayne Engle officiating. Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery, Urbana.

Bailey, Vivian Stahr – Urbana Daily Citizen, Thursday, 29 November 2007

Vivian Stahr Bailey, 84, of Urbana, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2007 in Green Hills Retirement Community.

She was born January 15, 1923 in Lena, Ohio, the daughter of Charles and Iva (Weatherhead) Davis.

Vivian was a member of the Concord United Methodist Church.

Vivian loved to cook and bake especially, her noodles, cookies and peanut butter fudge. She was always willing to make whatever was needed for any special event. Everyone was always welcomed at her home and she always had plenty on hand to feed them. Holiday tradition was to get to go to grandma’s and help bake cookies, candy, peanut butter fudge or make noodles to prepare for the Holiday season. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends or going to see her grandchildren in their activities. Her talents were greatly appreciated and she will be sadly missed.

She is survived by daughters, Marcella (Michael) Malesko, Chloe (Steve) Kelsey; son, Charles “Butch” (Deborah) Bailey; grandchildren, Shari (Matt) Rowe, Angie (Yancy) Dunham, Robin (Steve) Murphy, Stephanie (Mike) Reed, Lesley (Noel) Neeld, Ryan (Lisa) Kelsey, Adam Bailey, Evan Elizabeth Bailey; great grandchildren, Olivia, Ethan & Seth Reed, Bailey & Gabriel Dillick, Troy, Brandon & Avery Murphy, Kirby, Garrett & Holden Dunham and Cameron Kelsey; her brother, Melvin (Grace) Davis, special cousins, “her sisters” Meg & Alice, numerous nieces, nephews & cousins of several generations.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Carl W. Bailey and her son, Ferris Bailey.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m., on Friday, November 30, 2007 in the Vernon Funeral Home, Urbana, Ohio. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2007 with Pastor Brian Wonn officiating. Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery. Serving as pall bearers; Adam Bailey, Ryan Kelsey, Mike Reed, Yancy Dunham, Steve Murphy, Tim Spriggs, Matt Rowe, Shane Owens and Randy Davis. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Green Hills Retirement Community.

Bair, Jason Ralph III – Urbana Daily Citizen, Monday, 20 August 2007

Jason Ralph Bair, III, 48, of St. Paris, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2007, at his residence.

He was born January 15, 1959 in Urbana, a son of the late Jason Bair Jr. and Elizabeth Archer Bair of Urbana.

Relatives include mother Elizabeth Bair of Urbana; father Jason Bair Jr. (deceased); son Ty Allen (deceased); daughters Misty Bair of Huber Heights, OH and Krystal Bair of Conover; step-daughters Jennifer Thompson of Urbana and Emily Henry of St. Paris; infant brother Donald Bair (deceased); brother and sister-in-law Ronald (Debi) Bair of St. Paris; sisters KimAnnette Barnes of Urbana; Sandra Funderburgh (deceased) and Lucinda Current (deceased); sisters and brothers-in-law Shirley (Mike) Dallas of Talbott, Tenn, Patricia (Wade) Current of Conover; Janet (Jon) Cain of Urbana and DeAnne (Tim) Armstrong of Urbana; and grandchildren Zachary and Klloey (sic) of Huber Heights.

Mr. Bair was retired from KTH in January 2007 and was a die maintenance supervisor. He was a 1977 graduate of Graham High School.

He married Vicki Ervin on June 29, 1996 in DeGraff and she survives.

Calling hours will be on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home, DeGraff, with Rev. LeRoy Hughes officiating. Burial is in the Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana.

The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Cancer Association of Champaign County and Champaign County Hospice.

Condolences may be expressed at www.timeformemory.com/madden.

Baker, Enona Gene Dickhart - Urbana Daily Citizen, Thursday, 08 February 2007

Enona Gene (Dickhart) Baker, 81, of Saint Paris, Ohio passed away at 1:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007 in her residence.

She married Howard "Marvin" Baker April 14, 1950 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 2006. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law: Steven and Brenda Baker of Casstown, Timothy and Becky Baker of Crossville, TN., and daughter and son-in-law: Terry and Richard Mobley of Huber Heights; her grandchildren: Steven (Amy) Baker, Bob (Cheri) Baker, Jonathan (Faith) Baker all of Saint Paris, Melody (Michael) Ouzts of N. Carolina. Scott Mobley of Huber Heights, Benjamin Proffitt of Rapid City, SD; great-grandchildren: Nathan, Nicholas, and Noah Baker, Amanda, Andrew, Isaac, Mariah and Makayla Baker, Tyler and Emily Baker, all of Saint Paris and Olivia Ouzts of N. Carolina. Enona Gene graduated from Piqua High School in 1943, and received an associate's degree from Indiana Wesleyan. She is a member of the Saint Paris Community Church of the Nazarene and played the organ for the church for many years. She was also the church Treasurer for 20 years and sang with "The Singing Grandmothers." Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 12, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. ion the St. Paris Community Church of the Nazarene, 3560 State Route 235 N. St. Paris, Oho with Rev., Paul Baker and Rev. Bill Blain presiding. Burial will be in Fletcher Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P. O. Box 502, Troy, Ohio 45373. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home.

Baker, Harold W. – Urbana Daily Citizen, Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Harold W. Baker, 78, of St. Paris died Tuesday, October 9, 2007, in Holiday, Florida.

He was born December 22, 1928, to the late Clement and Helen (Wiant) Baker.

He was a farmer, an avid bowler, a vegetable gardener and loved to hunt mushrooms.

Survivors include his loving wife, Joann B. (Pencil) Baker of 57 years, two sons, Dan (Erna) Baker and William Baker, three daughters, Sally Baker, Kathy (Dow) Smith and Judy (Ted) Judd, 10 grandchildren, Jeanette (Tim) Fletcher, Todd, Brett Baker, Julie (Andy) Maurice, Nick, Stephanie and Ashlee Smith, Jim, Kelly Castle, Tiffany (Brad) Hammer, six great-grandchildren, Annie, Zachary, Mitchell Fletcher, Hailey, Morgan Baker, Payton Maurice, one brother, Kenny Baker, two sister, Margaret Maxson and Marcella Rose.

Preceded in death by two brothers, Millard and Roger.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2007, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Terre Haute Methodist church, where a memorial service will take place at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

BAKER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 19 Nov 1942
Harry D. BAKER, 57, of Urbana, died at Springfield City hospital Monday night at 6:45. He had been in failing health for some time and was taken to the hospital Sunday night for an emergency operation.
He was a brother-in-law to Mrs. Leo URBAN, St. Paris, and is survived by his wife Anna; two daughters Corrinne and Dorothy, and a son Thomas J. of Urbana.
Funeral services were conducted this morning (Thursday) at 10:00 o'clock from an Urbana funeral home.

BAKER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 15 Dec 1932, pg 1
Mrs. Hettie BAKER, 60 years old, wife of Du BAKER died suddenly at their home south of Conover Monday morning at 2 o'clock with hear trouble.
Mrs. BAKER was a native of Virginia, her maiden name being GRASS. She has two sisters and one brother living in that State. Besides these she is survived by her husband and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Maymie BAKER.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Honey Creek Church with burial by Bert Richeson, in Casstown Cemetery.

BAKER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 16 Apr 1942, pg 1
John A. BAKER, 89 year-old retired decorator and a former Christiansburg resident died Wednesday at 6:00 P.M. in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry STOKER of Dayton.
Surviving are his widow Margaret, another daughter, Mrs. N. O. OTTENBERGER of Springfield, and two sisters, Mrs. Sallie BARNHART of Troy and Mrs. Mary LEFFEL of Springfield rural route.
The body was brought to the Bert Richeson funeral home and will be taken Sunday noon to the Christiansburg Christian church where it will lie in state until funeral services at 2;30 P.M. Burial will be in Honey Creek cemetery.
 

Baker, John Elbert – Urbana Daily Citizen, Thursday, 6 September 2007

John Elbert Baker, 79, of 13240 Shanley Road, Quincy, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2007, at 3 a.m. at his residence.

He was born on March 6, 1928, in Shelby County, Ohio, the son of the late Charles Baker and Ruby Dormire.

On March 16, 1947 he married Ruth Ellen Gilfillen and she survives along with three children, Larry Baker and his wife Jane of Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. Lindsay( Joylyn) Baker Finch of Galion, Ohio, and Samuel Baker of Sidney, Ohio. Four grandchildren, Melanie Elaine Baker, Alex Jay Baker, Elaine Kay Finch and John Louis Finch, also survive.

One brother, Luther Baker, preceded him in death in 1966.

John was a former member of New Hope Grange. He had a lifelong love of athletics and sports, also his grandchildren and their activities, and loved his dogs Bowser and Shadow.

Mr. Baker was a retired farmer and a truck driver for U. S. Expediting. John was a member of Greenview United Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Cromes Funeral Home with Pastor John Leighty officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco, Ohio. Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. The family would like to extend special heartfelt thanks to the staff at Fair Haven and The Dorothy Love Retirement Community for their dedicated patients care.

Memorials may be made to Wilson Hospice in John Elbert Baker’s memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Baker family at our website: www.cromesfh.com.

Baker, Kenneth Dale – Urbana Daily Citizen, Thursday, 27 May 2010

Kenneth Dale Baker, age 82, of Urbana formerly of Terre Haute passed away at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 in the Mercy McAuley Center.

He was born in Champaign County, Ohio on January 10, 1928 the son of the late Clarence and Lola (Zerkle) Baker. He married Elinor Ann Race on July 27, 1950 and she preceded him in death on March 3, 2002. Five children survive Kenny: Dale (Joyce) Baker of Urbana, Dean (Teresa) Baker of West Liberty, Beverly (Eddie) Williams of Terre Haute, Nancy (Tim) Colchin of Terre Haute and Vickie Grube of Muncie, Indiana. He was a loving grandfather to 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother Cecil Baker of Springfield. In addition to his parents and wife, one grandson, Curtis Dale Baker and two sisters preceded him in death.

Kenny worked as a farmer for all of his life. He was a member of the Terre Haute United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at noon in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 South Springfield Street, St. Paris with Pastor Frank Kampel presiding.

Burial will follow in Terre Haute Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be held before the funeral service from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Friday in the funeral home.

Memorial donations can be made to the Cancer Association of Clark and Champaign County, P. O. Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio 43078. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home.


BAKER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, 12 Jan 1933
Nancy Regina BAKER, wife of John BAKER, died at her home on East Poplar Street Wednesday evening at 4:35 o'clock. Mrs. BAKER had been ill only a few days and her death was the result of heart failure.
Mrs. BAKER was born in St. Paris May 8, 1864, being 68 years of age. She was the daughter of Lewis and Lydia KESSLER DESH. Her entire life was spent here, where she was united in marriage to John BAKER.
The husband and the following children survive: Miss Ethel BAKER, at home; Walter BAKER, Benton Harbor Mich.; Mrs. Mary PRINCE, of Columbus; Herman BAKER, Ontario Calif., and Albert BAKER, Charlestown, W. Va. One sister, Mrs. G. W. WALBORN of Urbana, Route 6, is also living.
For many years Mrs. BAKER was a member of the Reformed Church and was active in the Ladies' Aid Society and other Phases of church work. Mrs. BAKER was an unusually industrious woman, and was ever devoted to the interests of her family. Her passing will be lamented by a wide circle of friends.
The funeral services will be conducted from the residence by Rev. H. Edward Hamme of the Lutheran Church on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery by Bert Richeson, funeral director.


BAKER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. June 4, 1942
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Congregational Christian church in Christiansburg for Samuel BAKER , 82, who died Friday afternoon in University hospital, Columbus, where he had ben a patient for the past two weeks. Burial was in Newson Chapel cemetery in charge of Bert Richeson funeral director. Pallbearers were O. M. SHEPARD, Delbert DAVIDSON, George BROWN, Herman HOLLIS, Asa HARVEY and Earl FURROW.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Grace HUSSEY and a son, Allen BAKER both living in Dayton.

BAKER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 31 January 1936
Mrs. Simon BAKER, 27, popular young mother of Terre Haute, passed away at the Champaign County Hospital at Urbana at 3 o'clock this morning of burns suffered yesterday morning at her home when her clothes became ignited as the result of a mishap while cooking. Both Mr. and Mrs. BAKER were removed to the hospital for treatment, the mother being more severely burned.
Mrs. BAKER's wounds were inflicted while she was cooking meat on a kerosene stove. When it boiled over onto the stove burner the flames spread rapidly throughout the room due to the heavy content of grease, and in her attemp to extinguish the blaze her clothes became ignited. Every shred of clothing had been burned from her body when she and her husband were removed from the burning residence by neighbors. Both were lying on the kitchen floor amid the flames in a semi-conscious condition when found. Mr. Baker is reported today has having a fair chance for recovery.
Mrs. BAKER was a member of the "Westville Methodist Church" and was wlll known throughout this section, being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jason BAIR of Westville.
Surviving her are her husband, one son, Homer, 6, and a daughter, Helen, 5, in addition to her parents, two sister, Mrs. Edwin DAVIS, Springfield, and Miss Ruth BAIR, Urbana, and four brothers, A. J. BAIR, Jason Jr., Marvin and Raymond.
Funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Westville Methodist Church, the Rev. Fields of Terre Haute officiating. Rev. Charles FURROW, Urbana will assist. Interment will be made in the Honey Creek Cemetery by Frank & Barger, funeral directors.

BAKER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 8 Jan 1942, pg 1
William D. BAKER died Tuesday at 4:40 a.m. at his home, three miles southeast of St. Paris on his 79th birthday.
Survivors include his widow, Rose; four daughter, Mrs. Delbert DAVIDSON Christiansburg; Mrs. Walter WIANT, St. Paris rural route; Mrs. Cletus EVILSIZOR, Dayton rural route; and Mrs. Sterly ARCHER, Chillicothe; five sons, Clement and A. J. BAKER, Urbana rural route; Charles, Springfield; Delbert and Maynard, St. Paris rural route, and two brothers, Jacob, Urbana, and Irvin, Christiansburg; and a sister, Mrs. Charles PENCE, St. Paris.
The body was brought to the Bert Richeson funeral home where it remained for funeral services which were held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2 p.m. with Rev. Charles Crammer, pastor of the Dialton Methodist church in charge. Burial was in Tremont City cemetery.

BALMUT --Urbana Daily Citizen March 30, 2001
Henry (Hank) Balmut, 84, of 421 E. Main St., St. Paris, OH, passed peacefully in his home at 2:40 p.m. Thursday,. March 29, 2001. Henry was born Feb. 12, 1917, in Cleveland, OH, son of Louis and Kathryn Marenczak Balmut.  He enlisted in the U.S.Army Air Corps in March, 1941, and was assigned to the 390th Bomp Group of the Eighth Air Force in May, 1943 as a Master Sergeant, serving his country during World War II in England until 1945. Mr. Balmut married the former Margery Zerkle of St. Paris, Aug. 19, 1945, in the St. Paris First Baptist Church. He was employed at the Directorate of All Weather Testing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH, until his retirement as Production Controler with the 4950th Test Wing, Aeronautical Systems Division. Mr. Balmut participated in the 1951 Atomic Tests in Kwajalein Atolls in the Marshall Islands, the 1956 Hydrogen Bomb Tests in Eniwetok Atoll and numerous space projects, including Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and many others. From 1962 to 1970 , he participated in tests with NASA in the indoctrination and training of astronauts in Zero G and the testing of lunar vehicles. He served as Crew Chief of a modified KC-135 jet tanker which performed as a Zero G test bed for NASA, United States Navy, Air Forces and industrial laboratories.
Mr. Balmut was a local elected official and active in the community for 34 years. He was a member of the St. Paris Village Council for 12 years and served on the St. Paris Board of Public Affairs for 11 years. Mr. Balmut was a craftsman, building his home in St. Paris and the former Farm View Meats Grocery. Mr. Balmut was a Charter member of the 390th Veteran's Association and the 390th Memorial Museum Foundation in Tucson, AZ. He was a charter and life member of the Philip Grieser Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7645 and a member of the Keith Cretors American Legion Post #148.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, ever mindful of his duty to family and country.He is survived by his loving wife, Margery, of 57 years, and was a beloved father and grandfather to two daughters, Marcia (Greg) Ward and DiAnne (Andy) Doss, both of Urbana; five grandchildren , Katherine (Katie) Ward Setty (Steve) of Elmore, Vincent Ward of Cincinnati, Anthony Ward, Joseph Doss and Peter Doss, all of Urbana; and one great-grandson, Anders Stephen Henryk Setty of Elmore. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Edward and Julius.
Funeral services will be held ant 11 a.m. on Monday in the St. Paris First Baptist Church with the Rev. C. Franklin James, Pastor of the Westville United Methodist Church, officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by Phillip Greiser Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7645 and Keith Cretors American Legion Post 148. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, St. Paris. Pallbearers will be Greg Ward, Andy Doss, Steve Setty, Joseph Doss, Vincent Ward, Peter Doss, Anthony Ward and Burl Barnes.

BARGER Hela Breuer – Urbana Daily Citizen, Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Hela Barger, 88, died Friday, January 22 in her home. She was born April 23, 1921 in Bremerhaven, Germany, moving to the United States with her family in 1930 at age 8.

They soon moved to the Kizer farm near St. Paris where her father was a farm manager. After graduating from St. Paris High School, Hela returned to Germany with her family in 1940.

Soon after securing a job as an interpreter with the German high command in Berlin, it became impossible to leave due to the escalating war effort forcing her to endure World War II in Berlin.

At the conclusion of the war she took a position with U. S. Military Government which she held until returning to the U. S. in 1949. After working briefly in New York she returned to the St. Paris area marrying Laurel Barger in 1950.

From that time forward she completely dedicated herself to the tasks of being a farm wife and mother with the same efficiency that she practiced in an office environment.

Much of the success of the family farm can be attributed to the dedication, hard work, love and devotion she gave to her family.

In addition to her deep love of family and farm Hela also was an enthusiastic patron of the arts and loved to travel.

She is survived by two sons, Jim (Michelle) Barger of St. Paris and Tim (Colleen) Barger of Bellbrook, four grandchildren, Teryan Barger of Mechanicsburg, Jeremy Barger of St. Paris and Sydney and Courtney Barger of Bellbrook and close friend and caregiver, Gail Gordon.

Hela was preceded in death by her father and mother, Theodor and Helena Breuer and husband Laurel Barger.

The family will receive friends 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. Saturday, January 30, 2010 in the Walter & Smith Funeral Home, 642 S. Main Street, Urbana with funeral services following at 4:00 P.M. with Rev. Michael L. Poole, Jr. officiating. [Note: Husband, Laurel V. “Hank” Barger was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Millerstown, Johnson Township, Champaign County, Ohio. Therefore, Hela will probably be buried there also.

Barger, Nikki Jean - Urbana Daily Citizen, Monday, 02 April 2007

Nikki Jean Barger, age 35, of Springfield passed away at Miami Valley Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident, which occurred on March 30, 2007 in Miami County. She was born November 2, 1971 in St. Mary's, Ohio, daughter of Keith Elston and Jean (Wilks) Barger.

Nikki is survived by her son Stewart Hicks, age 6, of Vandalia; her parents Keith and Judy Barger of St. Paris; sisters April Barger of Christiansburg (daughter of Keith Elston Barger and Sharon Ann Spriggs); Julie (Ray) Bigelow of St. Mary's; brothers Jeff (Denise) Slife of Kettlersville; Matt (Julie) Grimes of St. Paris; and Chris (Rikki) Grimes of Springfield. Special aunts and friends, Cassie (Ed) Spreher of Christiansburg and Lisa (John) Stewart of Troy, and friend Arthur Schmidt of Sidney also survive.

She will be remembered by many other special friends and family members. Nikki was a 1971 graduate of Graham High School, Saint Paris. She was a member of Friends of AmVets Post 88 of Troy.

Her mother, Jean Gephart; two sisters, Kim (Slife) Chaney and Kelly Slife; her maternal grandparents, Hilda and Paul Makenbaugh; and paternal grandparents, Nina Pond and Elston Barger preceded Nikki in death.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 7 p.m. in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield Street, Saint Paris, Ohio with Past or Roger Childres of Friends Fellowship of Urbana presiding. A gathering of friends and family will be held from 5 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of lowers, the family contribution are made to the Stewart Hicks Memorial Fund, c/o First Central National Bank, P. O. Box 730, Saint Paris, Ohio.

 

BARR--Urbana Daily Citizen Feb 17, 2003

Zelma Barr,87, of 707 S Main St, Urbana, died Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 4:10 p.m. in the Wellington. She was born Aug 22, 1915 in Champaign County to William T Frazee and Ethel Evilsizor. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her children, Ronald (Patricia) Barr, Darrell Barr, Robert (Sharon) barr, all of urbana, Roger Barr of Alaska, Carol Docstader, Bonnie (Gary) Brown, all of Phoenix, Ariz. Ricky Barr of Cincinnati; 26 grandchildre, several great grand children, one great great grandchild and a brother Warren Frazee of urbana, She was preceded in death by her husband, Shirley Barr, a son Richard Barr, and a brother Donald Frazee. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 1 p.m. in the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 642 S Main St with visitation one hour prior to the service. Rev Tim West will officiate and burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery

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Beatty, Frank Lane – Urbana Daily Citizen, Monday, 19 March 2007

Frank Lane Beatty, 89, of Urbana passed away at the Wellington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Sunday, March 18, 2007.

Mr. Beatty was born on May 19, 1917 in Champaign County the son of Waldo and Lucy (Snyder) Beatty.

Frank was a lifelong Champaign County Resident. In 1947 Frank and his brother Byron opened the Paint Pot Store. In 1954 Frank opened the Beatty Paints and remained active until his death.

Frank enjoyed fishing and was an avid golfer. In 1997 he became a member of the “Hole in One Club.”

He was a charter member of the Esquire Club of Urbana College.

Frank was the 18th President of the Urbana Rotary Club serving as president in 1973-1974. He had 47 years of perfect attendance. He was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife Dorothy (Hart) Beatty, whom he married on March 29, 1954; children and their spouses Gary (Jeannie) Beatty of Urbana, Sherry Ann (Rev. Wr’near) Wilcox of California, and Tim (Leah Foradori) Jordan of Baltimore, Maryland; grandchildren Bruce and Jessica Hall, Donna Hall-Franco, Lisa Hall, Karma Wilcox, Marshall Wilcox and Vanessa Longacre, Chad and Amy Jordan, Matt Jordan, Alex Jordan and Anna Jordan; great-grandchildren, Ashley Franco, Spencer and Duffy Cleland and Derrick and Angela Hall and their children, Brayden and Dekota Jo as well as numerous nieces and nephews of several generations.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers V. L., Bill and Byron; and sisters Donna and Marjorie.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday March 20, 2007 in the Vernon Funeral Home, 235 Miami St., Urbana.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 in the funeral home with Rev. Wr’near Wilcox and Rev. Wayne Mott officiating.

Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Urbana. Memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s memory to the Urbana Rotary Club, P. O. Box 660 Urbana, Ohio 43078 or the Memorial foundation of Wellington Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, 2380 S. U. S. Highway 68, Urbana, Ohio 43078.

 

BEATY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 2 June 1949
Mrs. Mary Angeline BEATY , 74, wife of Daniel BEATY , died at 1 p.m. Tuesday in her home following an illness of seven months.
Born October 19, 1874 in Mad River Township, Mrs. BEATY was a daughter of James and Rebecca ZERKLE KESSLER. Surviving besides her husband are three sons, Clyde, New Carlisle; James, St. Paris and Robert, Fenton, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Charles SPRIGGS, St. Paris, and a number of grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Richeson-Wickham funeral home, to remain for services at 2 p.m. today in charge of the Rev. Rex VAN COURT, pastor of the St. Paris Baptist church of which she was a member. Burial will be in Myrtle Tree Cemetery.


BEATTY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 23 April 1942
John Earl BEATTY, the four-mouth-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon BEATTY who live southeast of St. Paris died on Friday night from pneumonia.
In addition to his parents he leaves two sisters, the maternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mr. L. W. RUNKLE, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Harley BEATTY, all of the St. Paris community.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10:oo A.M. from the Bert Richeson funeral home with Rev. E. E. CRAMER in charge. Burial was in Mt. Zion cemetery.

Beightol, Margaret Kite Gorman – Urbana Daily Citizen, Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Margaret Gorman Beightol, age 87, of Ruskin, Florida and St. Paris, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 27, 2007 in Florida.

Margaret was born on April 10, 1920 in Champaign County, Ohio, daughter of the late Warder and Nina (Kite) Stevens.

She married Donald D. Gorman on August 6, 1942 and he preceded her in death on January 29, 1988. On February 3, 1990 Margaret married Vincent Beightol and he died on December 28, 1998.

Margaret is survived by three daughters: Sharon (Bruce) Springer of St. Paris, Shirley (Bruce) Carman of St. Paris, and Bev (Alan) Huizenga of Bradenton, Florida. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Michelle (Mike) Stevens of Springfield, Kyle (Juli) Springer of St. Paris, Kathy (Joe) Murry of Springfield, Kimberly (Michael) Blair of West Liberty, Kristine (David) Young of New Carlisle, Bradley (Lisa) Pine of Mechanicsburg, Ryan (Tracy) Pine of Rosewood, Rebecca Pine of St. Paris, and fifteen great grandchildren. One sister, Miriam Jenkins of Urbana and a sister-in-law, Maxine Stevens of St. Paris also survive. Additional survivors include three stepchildren; James (Joyce) Beightol of Kennedy, NY, Leon (Barb) Beightol of Falconer, NY, Darlene (Mike) Mendrick of Jamestown, NY, one step-son-in-law, Lennie Max Starr of Falconer, NY, eleven step grandchildren and numerous step great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and two husbands, she was preceded in death by a brother, Roderick Stevens, a brother-in-law, Bill Jenkins and a step-daughter Linda Starr.

Margaret was a 1938 graduate of Christiansburg-Jackson High School and a member of the Grafton United Methodist Church, St. Paris. She attended Bliss Business College in Columbus, Ohio and formerly employed by Graham Local Schools at Graham South as a secretary until her retirement in 1982. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 2, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. in Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield Street, Saint Paris, Ohio with Reverends Mark Atterhold (Grafton UMC) and Doug Flinn presiding. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, November 1, 2007 in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Association of Champaign County, P. O. Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio 43078 or to the Grafton United Methodist Church, 2968 Dialton Road, St. Paris, Ohio 43072.


BERRY -- ST. PARIS PRESS, Thurs., 16 January 1908
Lauren Daniel BERRY , youngest son of Elizha and Sarah BERRY , was born near St. Paris, O., May 18, 1884 and closed his eyes to all that is of earth, and his spirit passed to the dawn of a brighter day, January 7, 1908, aged 23 years, 7 months, and 19 days. He was united in marriage with Florence PIPER, September 26th, 1907, in Richmond, Ind., Rev. J. A. WADE, officiating. The tender ties of friendship, the sacred bonds of loving hearts have had their prospects shattered in the morning of life. In their brief married life, what joyful anticipations were had of the future. Alas! How soon summoned the beloved one to go hence. We tender to all the mourning relatives from many hearts, the most profound sympathy in this their hour of deepest sorrow, and direct them all to the Savior, the great burden bearer and sorrow sharer. A cheering thought comes to us, that those are faithful, some sweet day, sometime we will meet again, our loved ones, never more to be parted.
Reunion is certain, not under winter sky, but in eternal spring-tide.  The funeral service was held in the Baptist church and was very largely attended, Friday, Jan. 10, at ten o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. W. STITH, Rev. D. M. HORNER and Rev. E. S. WEAVER were present.


BERRY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., 22 June 1944
Mrs. Nettie BERRY , 53, of Marion, died Friday at 11:45 p. m. at Jane Case Sanatorium in Delaware after an illness of four years.
She was born March 14, 1891, to Mr. and Mrs. George SWEIGER in Champaign county. Sept. 12, 1912 she married W.J. BERRY . They have lived in Marion 25 years having gone there from St. Paris. Mr. BERRY now lives at the Kumfort hotel in Marion. Mrs. BERRY was a member of Fite Memorial Baptist church.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Kenneth W., with the Navy stationed overseas, Richard A., of Camp Cooke, Cal., two brothers, Ernest SWEIGER of Cleveland and Homer, address unknown, and one grandchild. One son preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Monday and burial was made in Marion cemetery.


BERRY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 19 December 1940
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Viola BERRY, 78, who was found dead at her home on Springfield street Saturday morning. Rev. A.O. Long officiated and burial was in Myrtle Tree cemetery. Rites were held in the Richeson funeral home.
Coroner Richard BRAND pronounced death due to natural causes, disclosing that she had died of a heart attack while listening to the radio in the living room of her home Friday night. A light was burning and the radio was turned on in the room where she was found lying on the davenport. She lived alone.
Survivors are a son, Floyd BERRY, Urbana Route 2; and four sisters, Mrs. Mattie BATDORF, St. paris Route 2; Mrs. Ella KITE, St. Paris Route 2; Mrs. Emma WARD, Urbana Rural, and Mrs. Jennie BATDORF, Columbus.
Mrs. BERRY was member of the Baptist Church and of the W.C.T.U. of St. Paris.


BIDDLE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., January 21, 1936
Funeral service for Mrs. Amanda BIDDLE , who passed away Monday, will be held at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. HAMSHER on South Spring-Street. Rev. C. O. DUTTON, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church will officate. Interment will be made in Evergreen cemetery by Frank & Barger funeral directors.

Black, Helen V. Randall – Urbana Daily Citizen, Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Helen V. Black, 90, of Urbana went to be with the Lord at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2007 in McAuley Center, Urbana, Ohio. She was born September 12, 1916 in Champaign County, the daughter of Reuben and Alta (Russell) Randall.

Helen was a 1935 graduate of Salem High School.

She was a member of the Urbana United Methodist and where she taught Sunday School for many years. She retired from Grimes Manufacturing in 1978 after 37 years of service.

Survivors include her husband, Roger Black, whom she married in December 1951; sister-in-law, Mildred Randall: nieces and nephews Margaret Ann Ropp, George L. Randall, Robert E. (Ruth Ann) Randall, Mary Jane (Dan) Daulton, William (Karen) Randall, Carolyn (David) Legg, and Patricia (Robert)
Denney.

Helen was preceded in death by brothers Wesley Randall, William Randall; and nephews James W. Randall and Nelson Ropp.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 in the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Entombment will be in the Oak Dale Cemetery Mausoleum.

Contributions may be made in Helen’s memory to the Urbana Champaign County Senior Center, S. Walnut and Thompson St., Urbana, Ohio 43078 or to the Cancer Association of Champaign County, P. O. Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio 43078.


BLAZER -- SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS, Thursday, 17 October 1963
Mechanicsburg--Mrs. Jennie BLAZER, 78, of 71 S. Main st. died at noon Wednesday in Doctor's Hospital, Columbus, where she had been a patient for six days. She was the widow of John BLAZER who died in 1920.
Mrs. BLAZER was born in Union Township, Champaign County, March 14, 1885, and was a member of the Grace Methodist Church in Mutual and the Faith Council of the Daughters of America in Urbana. Survivors include a son, Lloyd of near Urbana, and a daughter, Mildred BLAZER in whose home she lived. In addition there are a grandson and a granddaughter.
The body was taken to the Skillman funeral home where friends may call and will be taken to Grace Methodist Church in Mutual at 12:30 p.m. where it will lie in state until 2 p.m. at which time services will be conducted by the Rev. Alfred CHAPMAN. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mutual.

 

Blose, Martha E. Baughman – Urbana Daily Citizen, Thursday, 27 September 2007

Martha E. Blose, 99, of Urbana died Tuesday, September 25, 2007, in Hearth and Home Community, Urbana.

She was born May 24, 1918 in Versailles, OH, a daughter of Henry L. and Nellie May (Brandon) Baughman.

Martha retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base in 1972 after 20 years of service. She was a member of the Terre Haute United Methodist Church, Olivet Chapter of O. E. s. 58, Christiansburg, Daughter of the Nile Azizah 57 Temple, Dayton, OH, and Fairborn White Shrine 62.

Survivors include a daughter; Lou Ann Blose of Troy, OH, three sons, Wayne (Betty) Blose of Payette, ID, James (Kathryn) H. Blose of Canton, GA, and Charles W. Blose Jr. of Dayton, OH, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Bruce, sisters; Mary Recab and Elsie Klipstein and a brother Herbert Baughman.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday September 29, 2007 in the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana with Rev. Frank E. Kampel officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Cemetery.


BLUE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 17 August 1939
Mrs. Sarah Jane BLUE , 67, was found dead last Saturday morning at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John EATON, near North Lewisburg. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Mrs. BLUE had apparently been in the best of health and with the Eaton family had attended the Champaign County Fair on Friday.
The deceased was a sister of three Urbana men who have died in the recent past from heart attacks. These were Lewis, Thomas and Edward HILTIBRAN. Both Lewis and Thomas died of heart attacks, one while visiting a physician's office and the other while unloading a load of coal. Edward, the most recent death of the brothers, occurred May 15 when he was found dead in bed.
Survivors include four children, who are: Mrs. Wallace CLEM, St. Paris; John BLUE , Urbana; Harvey BLUE , Rosewood, and Mrs. John EATON at whose home she died. She also leaves four brothers, Fred, John and Joseph, all of Urbana, and Isaac.


BODEY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 3 April 1890
Daniel BODEY, an esteemed extownsman, died of consumption Thursday at the age of 56 years, 2 months and 13 days. He leaves a wife and daughter and many sorrowing relatives and host of sympathetic friends.
His funeral took place from the Millerstown Reformed church Saturday and was conducted under the honors of war, he being a veteran of the late Rebellion and a member of the H. C. Scott Post, which was represented at the funeral. Rev. RICHARDSON, of Westville, officiated. Interment at Spring Grove.

BODEY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 23 March 1944
Attorney E. L. BODEY died Monday at 6 p. m. in the Champaign county hospital as a result of injuries suffered in a fall at her home in Urbana.
She was born in Johnson township the daughter of the late David and Elizabeth GROVE, pioneer residents of Champaign county and was a life long member of the Lena Baptist church.
Survivors include a son, Attorney Lowell BODEY of Urbana, and two sisters, Mrs. Curtis FANSLER, Urbana and Miss Mattie May GROVE, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Funeral services were held this afternoon (Thursday) at the residence followed by burial in Spring Grove cemetery near Millerstown.

BODEY, Keith Douglas – Urbana Daily Citizen, Friday, 19 February 2010

Keith Douglas Bodey, 53, of Lakeview, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2010 as the result of an automobile accident.

He was born March 1, 1956 in Urbana, OH the son of Laurel and Shirley (Werner) Bodey.

Keith was a 1974 graduate of Graham High School and was employed at Honeywell for more than 30 years. He enjoyed fishing and boating on Indian Lake and was a member of the Moose Lodge as well as the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.

He is survived by his loving companion, Tondra Anderson; his mother, Shirley Bodey of Urbana; his children, Stacy (Steve) Ferguson of Springfield and Scott (Kristina) Bodey of Kenton; five grandchildren, Tyler Powell, Jacob Cambers, Steven Ferguson Jr., Noah Ferguson and Lane Bodey; one brother, Dale (Rita) Bodey of Strongsville; two sisters, Diane (David) Burkhart of Troy and Jenni (Philip) Fry of Chicago, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, February 21, 2010 in the Vernon Funeral Home, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, 2010 in the funeral home with Pastor Andy Leighty officiating. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Association, P. O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.vernonfh.com.


BODEY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs, 20 June 1910
Mrs. Naomi BODEY, widow of the late Christian BODEY, died at her home in this village Wednesday morning at 3 o'clock. The deceased was born in Coshocton County, Ohio, October 18, 1832. When about eighteen years of age she came to this county where she lived almost coutinually the balance of her life. She was united in marriage to James McALEXANDER, who died during the Civil War, leaving two children, Wm. E. McALEXANDER and Miss Lodina who made her home with her mother. Christian BODEY became her second husband, who died in December, 1907. To this union three children were born, E. L. BODEY and Samuel O. BODEY, of Urbana, and Perry BODEY, of Spencerville, Ohio. Mrs. BODEY was a most estimable lady and loved by a wide circle of friends.
The funeral will be held tomorrow, Friday, in the Lutheran church at this place at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, the Rev. HAMILTON, of Rosewood, officiating. Interment will be made in Evergreen Cemetery

BODEY, Russell E. – Urbana Daily Citizen, Monday, 1 March 2010

Russell E. Bodey, 81, of Urbana, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2010 in his son’s residence in Wellston, Ohio.

He was born March 14, 1928 in Concord, Ohio, the son of Paul and Anna May (Kiser) Bodey.

He served his country in the Army during the Korean conflict, spending time in Japan. He retired in 1981 from International Harvester after 36 years of service. Russell, also known as Duke loved farming with his sons and his father-in-law, Garnard Zerkle. Russell recently accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior.

Russell is survived by his daughter, Gloria (Brack) Houchens of Gallipolis, Ohio; sons, Brian Bodey of Urbana, Ohio, Gary (Vicki) Bodey of Wellston, Ohio; thirteen grandchildren: Dorothy, Perry, Tyson, Hannah, Landon, Levi, Billy, Jacob, Rebecca, Jason, Rosemary, Laura, Joshua; ten great-grandchildren, Arabella, Noah, Victoria, Austin, Elisha, Darius, Gabriella, Demetrius, Tylor and Jada; one brother, John (Deloris) Bodey, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Marilyn (Zerkle) Bodey, and brothers, Charles and Richard.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2010 in the Vernon Funeral Home, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 in the funeral home with Pastor Harold Moore officiating. Burial will be held at the family convenience in Highland Memorial Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.

 

BOLLINGER, ALVA C. Urbana Daily Citizen, Monday, September 21, 1958
- Alva C. BOLLINGER, 90, an attorney at St. Paris for many years, died Sunday at 2 p.m. at a Dayton Rest Home. BOLLINGER had been at the rest home for the last six months. He retired 10 years ago and left St. Paris three years ago to live with a son in Dayton. He was a native of Champaign County and was a member of the St. Paris Lions Club.Bollinger was the son of George and Maggie LEWIS BOLLINGER. Surviving are one son Donald of Dayton; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren, two brothers, James of St. Paris and Freeman of Delphos and one sister, Mrs. Sam White of Lena. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 23) at the Richeson-Wickham Funeral Home in St. Paris. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7p.m. Monday.
Marvel B. Delahaye

BOLLINGER, BLANCH K - Urbana Daily Citizen? Tuesday, June 1, 1954 – St. Paris Woman Succumbs Enroute to Piqua Hospital. – Mrs. Blanch K. BOLLINGER, 80, wife of A. C. BOLLINGER, retired St. Paris attorney, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday en route to Piqua Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Bollinger is a native of Ohio and a member of the St. Paris Lutheran Church. Surviving besides her husband are a son Roderick WALBORN of Toledo; a grandson, William WALBORN of Worthington; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Richeson–Wickham funeral home by the Rev. Wilho W. PAANANEN. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, St. Paris
Marvel B. Delahaye

BOLLINGER, DORA: Urbana Citizen, Monday, December 20, 1971
Mrs. Dora Belle BOLLINGER, 97, formerly of Christiansburg, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday (December 19) in the Belle Manor Rest Home in New Carlisle.Mrs.BOLLINGER had been a patient there for 11 years and seriously ill for the past two years. Born in Champaign County, April 7, 1874, she was the daughter of Chance and Alice Smith GABRIEL and was a member of the Christiansburg United Methodist Church. A nephew, Harold GABRIEL of Fairborn, is the sole survivor. Her husband Isaac, preceded her in death. Friends may call at the Richeson-Wickham Funeral home in St. Paris after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday (December 21) in the funeral home by the Rev. Edward Stilzel.
Marvel B. Delahaye

BOLLINGER Ephraim Bollinger - Emporia Gazette, Emporia, Kansas, Jan. 31, 1911

DEATH OF EPHRAIM BOLLINGER

Ephraim Bollinger died Sunday (Jan. 29) at his home, near Neosho Rapids. He had suffered for some time with a cancerous growth, and his death was not unexpected. His wife and five of his children were with him. Ephraim Bollinger was born in Maryland, December 26, 1836. When a boy he moved with his parents to Ohio, and was married there to Miss MARTHA JANE JORDON (sic) in September 1865. When a young man Mr. Bollinger united with the Dunkard church of St. Paris, Ohio. In 1869 the family moved to Kansas, settling on a farm near Neosho Rapids, where they have continued to live. Upon coming to Kansas Mr. Bollinger joined the Dunkard church of Madison; and was a most faithful member of that organization. Besides his wife he leaves six children. they are Mrs. MARY L. CARPENTER and Mrs. CORA E. COWEN of Emporia; Mrs. ELLA M. ALMAN, of Needles, Calif.; WILLIAM F. BOLLINGER, JOHN L. BOLLINGER and Miss(sic) *ORA BOLLINGER, of Neosho Rapids. *Ora Bollinger was a son.

Marvel B. Delahaye

BOLLINGER ISAAC - Urbana Daily Citizen, Tue., Aug. 27, 1946)
BOLLINGER 95, former resident of the Christiansburg community, died in his home, southeast of Sidney, at 1:15 a.m. Monday, following a short illness.Born near St. Paris, December 27, 1850 (sic) (bible entry 27 Dec 1851) he was the last of a family of eight children. He was twice married. His first wife was Emmaline KIRBY, to whom he was married in 1873. She died 41 years ago. In 1910, he was married to Dora GABRIEL, who survives with two children by his first marriage. They are Mrs. Mary A. DAVIS of St. Paris and Emanuel BOLLINGER of Wapakoneta; also four grandchildren.  Funeral services are to be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Honey Creek Baptist Church, north of Christiansburg. Burial to be made in Honey Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the residence Tuesday and Wednesday (August 28) until time for the service.
Marvel B. Delahaye

BOLLINGER -- The Emporia Gazette, Emporia KS, Saturday, Jan. 4, 1923
MRS. MARTHA BOLLINGER DEAD. Mrs. Martha J. Bollinger died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.E. CRAWFORD* (sic), six miles northeast of Emporia. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the First Methodist church. Rev. Mr. McVEY, of Neosho Rapids, will conduct the services. *Daughter was Mrs. J. E. CARPENTER, not Crawford  
The Emporia Gazette, Emporia KS, Saturday, Jan. 6, 1923
FUNERAL OF MRS. BOLLINGER. Funeral services for Mrs. MARTHA J. BOLLINGER, who died Thursday, were held yesterday afternoon at the Methodist church. Rev. Mr. McVEY, of Neosho Rapids, conducted the services. Interment was in the Neosho Rapids Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Harry BOLLINGER, Charles BOLLINGER, Roy CARPENTER, Frank CARPENTER, Herbert BOLLINGER, and Colvin COWEN (sic)
Mrs. BOLLINGER'S maiden name was Martha Jane JORDON (sic). She was born at Miami, Ohio, August 4, 1842, and was married to Ephriam(sic) BOLLINGER in 1865. Mrs. Bollinger is survived by six children; *Miss(sic) Ora E. BOLLINGER, W.F. BOLLINGER, and J.L. BOLLINGER, of Neosho Rapids; Mrs. Mary L. CARPENTER and Mrs. Cora COWEN, of Emporia; and Mrs. Ella M. ALMAN, of Los Angeles, Calif. Twenty-one grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren also survive. *Ora E. Bollinger (son)
Marvel B. Delahaye

BOLLINGER  O.E.THE GAZETTE, Emporia KS–Nov. 1942--O.E. BOLLINGER DEAD--Ora E. Bollinger, 822 Merchant, a retired carpenter and contractor, died at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening (November 24, 1942) the Newman Memorial County hospital. He was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning.  Mr. Bollinger followed the carpenter trade for 45 years. He was BORN in ST. PARIS, Ohio, June 7, 1868, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. EPHRIAM BOLLINGER and came to Lyon county in early childhood. He moved to Emporia 18 years ago.Mr. Bollinger MARRIED Louie E. Hamilton in Neosho Rapids on MARCH 12, 1889. Mrs. Bollinger survives him. Besides his wife, he leaves six sons, HARRY BOLLINGER, Topeka; WAYNE BOLLINGER, Emporia; WILLIAM BOLLINGER, Atlanta, Ga.; VERN BOLLINGER, of Lottie, La.; HUBERT BOLLINGER, DeSoto, and FLOYD(SIC) LLOYD intended) BOLLINGER, Topeka, and two daughters MRS. HATTIE DAVIS, Reading, and MRS. LENA MARSHINSKY, Emporia. Surviving him also are two brothers, WILLIAM BOLLINGER, Emporia, and JOHN L. BOLLINGER, Neosho Rapids; three sisters, MRS. MARY CARPENTER, Emporia; MRS. ELLA ALLMAN, Oakland, Calif.; and MRS. CORA COWEN, Emporia; five grand-daughters, six grandsons, and one great-grandchild. A son, CHARLES, died in 1928. Mr. Bollinger was a member of the Modern Woodmen lodge.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Roberts-Blue Funeral home for O.E. Bollinger, 822 Merchant, who died Tuesday. Rev. Orio Choguill, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, conducted the services. E.J. Roberts and L.W. Raynolds sang, accompanied by Mrs. Glenn A. Blue. The pallbearers were five sons of Mr. Bollinger, HARRY, WAYNE, WILLIAM, HUBERT and LLOYD BOLLINGER, and a brother JOHN BOLLINGER. Burial was in the Neosho Rapids cemetery
Out-of-town relatives who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. HARRY BOLLINGER, Miss BARBARA BOLLINGER and Mr. and Mrs. LLOYD BOLLINGER, all of Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM C. BOLLINGER and WILLIAM BOLLINGER, JR., Atlanta, Ga.; MRS. VERN BOLLINGER, of Lottie, La.; Mr. and Mrs. HUBERT BOLLINGER, CHARLES BOLLINGER and CECIL BOLLINGER, Eudora; MRS. BERNIE BERKEHISER, White City; Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM DAVIS, Reading; Mr. and Mrs. JOHN BOLLINGER and Mr. and Mrs. HAROLD HANCOCK, Neosho Rapids; FRANK CARPENTER, Hoisington, and MRS. GRACE CRAYL(sic) (CRAIL intended), Burlington.

Marvel B. Delahaye

B
OLLINGER, SAMUEL CHAMPAIGN COUNTY PROBATE COURT ESTATE WILL BOOK C, PG 475 - "O-1815 had only adm. bond
Be it remembered, that on this 10th day of November AD 1866, there was produced in open court a paper writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Samuel H. Bollinger, late of Champaign County Ohio deceased and at the same time came Joseph Prince and Elmer J. Garrett two of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto, and in open Court on Oath testified to the due Executive of said paper writing as the Last Will & Testament of said SAMUEL H BOLLINGER deceased, which Testimony was reduced to writing and by them respectively subscribed and was filed with Said Will from which Testimony it appears and the Court finds that Said Will was duly Executed and attested and that the Testator at the time of Executing Said Will was of full age, of sound mind and memory, and not under any restraint. It is ordered by the Court that said Will be admitted to probate and together with the Testimony be Recorded at the Same time Mary Bollinger the widow elected to take under the Will. THE TESTIMONY IS AS FOLLOWS TO WIT: The State of Ohio, Champaign County ss:--Personally came into open Court Joseph Prince and Elmer J Garrett and after being duly sworn before and says that the writing now presented to the Court purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Samuel H.Bollinger deceased was signed and acknowledged by him to be his last Will and Testament in their presence--that they attested Said Will in the presence of the Testator by Signing their names as witnesses and that they verily believe the Testator at the time of Executing Said Will was of full age, of sound mind and memory and under no restraint........Signed: Joseph Prince; Elmer J. Garrett
Sworn to & Subscribed in Open Court this 10th day of November AD 1866--S___Judge & Clerk
THE WILL IS AS FOLLOWS TO WIT: State of Ohio, Jackson Township; Champaign--In the name of the Benevolent Father of all, I SAMUEL H. BOLLINGER do make and publish this my last Will and Testament.
First, it is my will that my just debts and all charges be paid out of my Estate.
Item 1st, I give and devise to my beloved wife in lieu of her dower the farm on which we now reside situated in Jackson Township Champaign County Ohio--containing about eighty four acres, observing the minority of my youngest child, afterwards to her thirds during her natural life--and the house hold goods and furniture which may be there on at the time of my decease also two cows, five hogs, six sheep and all the poultry.
Item 2nd, I give and devise the residue of my property to my children to be divided equally after HENRY M.BOLLINGER shall have paid my Estate One hundred and thirty three dollars for which I am his Surety, he having paid Eighty five dollars of the original two hundred.
Item 3rd, After my son Isaac comes of age my Executors shall sell my Farm giving one third of the proceeds to my wife during her natural life and dividing the other two thirds equally among my children.
Item 4th, It is my Will that my Executors shall finish my new Barn by laying the floors, making granaries and corn cribs.
Item 5th, I do hereby nominate and appoint my beloved wife Guardian of my son ISAAC until he arrives at the age of twenty one or intermarries.
Item 6th, I do hereby nominate and appoint SAMUEL BOLLINGER and GEORGE W. Bollinger Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby authorizing and empowering them to promise, adjust, release and discharge in such manner as they may think proper the debts and claims due me. I do also authorize and empower them, if it shall become necessary in Order to pay my just debts to sell by private sale or in such manner upon such Terms of Credit or otherwise as they may think proper all or any part of my Real Estate and deeds to purchasers to Execute acknowledge and deliver in fee simple.
In Testimony here of I have presence to Set and Seal this 29th day of May AD 1866. Signed & acknowledged by said Samuel H. Bollinger as his last Will & Testament in our presence and Signed by us in his Presence: Joseph Prince; Samuel Crow(?); Elmer J. Garrett--Samuel H. Bollinger (Stamp $2.50)
The Widow elected to take under the Will Oct 10th, 1866 --Journal No. H page 158 (Apparently this is all that was in #2438) FIFTH AND FINAL ACCOUNT Filed July 23, 1888 - Recorded Vol. 8 pg 163 - GEORGE W. BOLLINGER, Executor of the last will & testament of SAMUEL H. Bollinger deceased, being sworn says that the foregoing account is in all respects just and correct as he verily believes--signed George W. Bollinger; Sworn to and subscribed by said George W. Bollinger before me this 23 day July AD 1888 D W Todd Probate Judge; by L H Todd Deputy Clerk  The accountant claims credit for the following payments made in behalf of said Estate: Paid Voucher No. 1 - 9: 1 EPHRIAM BOLLINGER, Heir; 2 JOSEPH BOLLINGER, Heir; 3 SAMUEL BOLINGER, Heir; 4 Emanuel BOLLINGER, Heir; 5 ANNIE SLACK; 6 ISAAC BOLLINGER; 7 GEORGE W. BOLLINGER; 8 Heirs of HENRY BOLLINGER; $216.00 each; 9 Probate Judge this Acct $4.39 = Total $1732.39 -- Due Ex 24.39
Marvel B. Delahaye

BOLLINGER  Champaign Democrat, Thu., April 2, 1891
BOLLINGER, Mrs. Samuel - Mrs. Samuel Bollinger died in St. Paris last week, aged 53 years.
Marvel B. Delahaye

Borror, Harold R. Sr. – Urbana Daily Citizen, Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Harold R. “Pete” Borror, Sr., aged 69, of Saint Paris, passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, 2007 in his residence. Pete was born on Nov. 15, 1937 in Briggsdale, Ohio, the son of the late Harold D. and Dorothy (Jungkurth) Borror. He married Patricia Kaiser, on April 26, 1958 and she survives in Saint Paris. Harold is survived by two sons and two daughters: Tom (Suprena) Davis of Urbana, Harold “Bob” Borror Jr. of Saint Paris, Donna Akers of Conover and Karen (Greg) Barger of Saint Paris, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Additional survivors include one brother: Carl (Mary Anne) Borror of Orient, Ohio, one sister: Mary Jane Breeze of Pickering, Ohio, and many nieces and nephews. Two brothers: Orville and Charles Borror and two sisters: Freda Landon and Donna Borror preceded him in death. Harold retired from RT Bundy, Urbana, where he was a supervisor and truck driver. He was a former member of the Kiser Lake Sportsman Club. Funeral services will be held on Thursday Oct. 11, 2007 at 1 p.m. in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield Street, Saint Paris, Ohio. Burial will follow in Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of Flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Mercy Hospice, 1343 N. Fountain Blvd., Springfield, Ohio 45504.

 

BORST  SPRINGFIELD (O.) NEWS-SUN March 1989
ROBERT E. BORST 82, of 1010 North Main Street, Urbana, died at 11:33 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, 1989 in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana. He was born July 24, 1906 in Woodstock, Ohio, a son of Harry and Grace (HINTON) BORST. He retired in 1968 after 27 years service with the Ohio Steel Foundry. He managed the Econowash Laundry Mat in Urbana from 1959 to 1986. He was a member of the Urbana United Methodist Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 979 of Urbana, and Moose Lodge 1215 of Urbana of which he was the oldest member. He is survived by his wife, Viola E. (PERRY) BORST, whom he married April 13, 1938 in Urbana; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Wilma) HUFFMAN of Urbana; a son and daughter-in-law, Roger L. and Joyce BORST Sr. of Urbana; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Florence CONFER of Springfield; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen WARNER; a brother, R. M. BORST. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana with Rev. James R. Hartland officiating. Burial will be in Woodstock Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Family asks that contributions may be made to the Urbana Paramedics or the Cancer Association of Champaign County.


BOWER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs, 25 May 1944
Funeral services for Mrs. Ada May BOWER, 53, were held Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at her home four miles northeast of New Carlisle. Rev. L. L. LONG, pastor of Bethel church conducted the rites and burial was in New Carlisle cemetery in charge of Ira Frank, funeral director.
Survivors include her husband Harrison E. BOWER; a son Ray of Loveland, Col.; two daughters Mrs. Calvin HOBERTY and Mrs. Raymond GROUP, both of New Carlise route three; her mother, Mrs. Mary EBERSOLE, New Carlisle and two sisters, Miss Elnora EBERSOLE, New Carlisle and Mrs. Charles SIGLER, New Carlisle route three.

BRANDYBERRY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 26 Sep 1940, pg 1
Funeral services for Isaac E. BRANDYBERRY, 68, who died at his home in Concord township Tuesday morning, will be held at the Bert Richeson funeral home Friday at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Carysville cemetery.
He had been ill for the past several months. Surviving are his wife, Nellie; a son, Lawrence, Indianapolis, IN; and a daughter, Lenonda, at home.

BRANN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 23 March 1944
Mrs. Stella Marie BRANN , 30, who lived on Route 69 southwest of St. Paris died Tuesday at 2:40 a.m. in Stouder Memorial hospital, Troy, following the birth of a baby son, Johnny Thomas BRANN .
Surviving in addition to the infant son are her husband Stanley BRANN and four other children, Berry Ann, Audrey, Stanley and Madeline BRANN at home; her father and mother Mr. and Mrs. Morris THOMAS of Belleview, Ky.; two sisters and four brothers.
Funeral services were held this afternoon (Thursday) in the Bert Richeson funeral home followed by burial in Casstown cemetery.

Branson, Charles A. – Urbana Daily Citizen, Monday, 26 November 2007

Charles A. Branson,, 77, of Urbana, died at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, November 25, 2007 in Mercy McAuley Center, Urbana. He was born July 17, 1930 in Champaign County, Ohio, a son of Clarence and Iva (Imel) Branson.

Charles was a graduate of Johnson-St. Paris High School, served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict, retired from Copeland’s of Sidney and had worked earlier at Howard Paper Mill.

He is survived by his wife Ruth A. (Brown) whom he married Nov. 10, 1956, daughter Gloria Branson of Urbana; son, Brian Branson; grandchildren Justin, Joshua, Francisca, Betsy, Ridge and Brouke; and sister Eileen Clemens.

Preceded in death by children Denis, Rickie, Michael, and Crystal and a sister Carolyn Renshaw and a brother Marvin Branson.

The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2007 in the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, with Pastor Ryan Napalo officiating. Honoring Charles request, cremation will follow.

Contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Champaign County, P. O. Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio 43078.

 

BRECOUNT -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. November 19, 1942
Burial services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at Spring Grove cemetery for Mrs. Emma SNAPP BRECOUNT , who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Helen FRAHM at Hartford City, Ind., Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. BRECOUNT had been ill for some time, having suffered a paralytic stroke several years ago. She was the widow of the late Stanage O. BRECOUNT of Thackery and St. Marys.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. FRAHM with whom she made her home and Mrs. Virginia MACKENBACH, St. Marys; a son, Hubert O. BRECOUNT , Dulzura, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. C. O. KIZER, north of town; four brothers Leonard SNAPP of Columbus; John of California; Edward of Oregon and Fred, address unknown.

BRIGHT -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 16 May 1940, pg 1
Mrs. Susan BRIGHT, 95, oldest resident of Christiansburg, died at 10 a.m. Friday after an illness of six weeks. Mrs. BRIGHT was the widow of Henry BRIGHT, and was born April 8, 1845, in Clark county. She was the daughter of William and Catherine DEATON, pioneer residents. She leaves a grandson, Charles BRIGHT of Dayton, and several nieces and nephews. Two sons preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Methodist church in Christiansburg of which she was a member. Rev. Lester Schlechty of Troy, conducted the rites, followed by interment in the Honey creek cemetery in charge of the Richeson funeral service.

Britton, Mary Heaton – Urbana Daily Citizen, Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Mary Heaton Britton, 83, formerly of Prospect, died Monday, November 26th at Shady Lawn Nursing Home in Dalton, Ohio, where she had resided for the past four years. Mary was born on February 16th, 1924, in Springfield, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Anna (Fick) Heaton. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Clarence, Robert, Harry, Herman, and Donald Heaton, and by her sister, Doris (Heaton) Dean.

Mary graduated from Springfield High School in 1942 and was married to the late Donald Britton on November 11th, 1942, in Springfield, Ohio. Besides rasing five children, Mary worked as an executive secretary, primarily in the Alumni Relations Office of Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, and in the office of Abbott and Company in Prospect. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Prospect and was active in community organizations of the American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by two daughters, Deborah (Wayne) Hastings of Urbana, and Barbara (Michael) Moses of Dalton; three sons, Donald Britton of Englewood, Florida, Jeffrey (Bunny) Britton of Marion, and David (Rhonda) Britton of Prospect; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 at 11 a.m. in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Prospect with Rev. Russell Makant officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Rose Hill Burial Park, Springfield. Friencs may cann from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Prospect and also 1 hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 200 East Water St., Prospect, Ohio 43342. Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.

 

BROWN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 7 August 1930
Mrs. Geneva BROWN 63 years of age, wife of J. W. BROWN of Thackery died Saturday evening at the Springfield City hospital following an operation she underwent for abdominal trouble two weeks ago.
She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Wid STURGEON, Mrs. Sam GABRIEL and one son, Ed BROWN . Her mother, Mrs. Ellen NEESE of Terre Haute, three brothers, Tulley and Murray NEESE, St. Paris R. F. D., Robert of Terre Haute, two sisters, Mrs. Lewis ZERKLE of St. Paris, R. F. D. and Mrs. Wilbur RHODES of Terre Haute are also living.
Mrs. BROWN was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John NEESE and was born March 22, 1867. Her entire life was spent in this same community.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home in charge of Rev. Carl D. KAMMERYER, pastor of the Lutheran church in Thackery of which Mrs. BROWN had been a member for a number of years.  Burial was made in Terre Haute cemetery by Bert Richeson, funeral director.

BROWN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 15 Dec 1932, pg 1
Sam BROWN, of Cromwell, Ind., died Tuesday at his home. he was born in St. Paris seventy-eight years ago, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi BROWN.
He grew to manhood here and was first married to Christine BRIDLESTETTER. One son George BROWN of Jackson Township, was born to them. he was married a second time to Susan MILLER, who died about two years ago. Four sons, Alonzo, Odis, Dewey and one whose name could not be learned, and one daughter, Goldie survive. They all live in the vicinity of Cromwell.
Mr. BROWN was a brother of Mrs. Rachel BERRY and Mrs. F. C. GATDORF of this place and Mrs. Katherine MARSHALL of Columbus. The funeral services were held today at Cromwell.

BUCK--Urbana Daily Citizen Saturday, October 19, 1940
Mrs Arlena Buck Dies at age 77 Mrs Arlena A Buck, 77, died suddenly at 12:15 P.M. Friday at her home three miles west of West Liberty in Harrison Township. Death was due to a heart attack. Mrs BUCK was born near Sidney in Shelby County and was formerly Miss Arlena BARKER. Her husband was the late Joseph BUCK, who died in July, 1926. Mr and Mrs BUCK moved from Shelby County to Champaign county 24 years ago. Deceased was a member of the West Liberty Christian Church. She had made her home for several years with two sons, Emmett and Roy. Surviving are six children. Five sons, Staley, Charles , Emmet and Roy, West Liberty, and Ralph, DeGraff; one daughter Mrs Thurzie KAUFFMAN, West Liberty; two brothers, Isaac R BARKER, Fulton, Ind and Lancaster C BARKER, Rochester, Ind, and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 P.M. Sunday from the family home with Rev Robert E Wearley officiating. interment will be in Fairview Cemetery by Troyer and Lynn, funeral service.
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BUCK--Urbana Citizen Tuesday, August 24, 1926
Mrs Arena BUCK, widow of Edward BUCK, died Sunday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs Margaret ROE, in West Liberty. She was 85 years of age and death was due to a complication of diseases. Surviving are the daughter at whose home she died, and one son, George BUCK of DeGraff. Another son, Dr BUCK of Urbana died several years ago. There are also a number of grandchildren surviving. Funeral services will be held from the Christian Church in West Liberty, of which she was long a member. Tuesday afternoon at 2 P.M., Rev R E Wearley, pastor of the church, will officiate and burial will be made in West Liberty Cemetery by J L Troyer, village funeral director. Author Note: (Arena was the d/o Allen EVILSIZOR and Elizabeth JOURNELL)
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BUCK--Urbana Citizen, Friday, July 23, 1926
Well known farmer Succumbs After Long Illness-Funeral Friday Joseph BUCK, aged about 68 years and a long time resident of West Liberty vicinity, died at his home three miles west of that village Wednesday at 3 P.M. after a prolonged illness from hardening of the arteries. He was a farmer by occupation and will known and highly respected. He is survived by his widow and six children, all of whom with the exception of Ralph, living at DeGraff, reside in the home or in the near vicinity. These are Staley, Mrs Thomas KAUFFMAN, Charles , Emmett, and Roy BUCK. Funeral services in charge of Rev Robert E Wearley, West Liberty, will be held in the home Friday at 2 P.M. Burial arrangements are in charge of J L Troyer, West Liberty, undertaker, and interment will be made in West Liberty
Submitted by Sandi Evilsizer Koscak

BUCK--Urbana Citizen, Saturday, July 5, 1958 Roy BUCK dies at Mary Rutan Roy BUCK, 59, West Liberty, route two, died at 3:45 P.M. Thursday at the Mary Rutan hospital in Bellefontaine where he had been admitted at 2:15 the same day. He was born September 27, 1898, Adams township. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Arleny (BARKER) BUCK. The operator of the Cotrell Pool Hall in West Liberty, he was a member of the Congregation Christian Church, member of the IOOF Lodge and Masonic Lodge in West Liberty. Surviving are four brothers, Staley BUCK, West Liberty, Charles BUCK, West Liberty, route one, Emmett BUCK, West Liberty route two, and Ralph BUCK, DeGraff route two; one sister, Mrs Thursie KAUFFMAN, West Liberty route two; three nephews and one niece. One sister preceded him in death. Services will be held at the Hosteter Memorial Home in West Liberty at 2 P.M. Sunday with burial at Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The Rev Homer Knabel, will be in charge of t! he service Sunday.

Submitted by Sandi Evilsizor Koscak

BURNS  
HEZEKIAH MONROE BURNS (Died 5 January 1917) Undated obit from an unnamed newspaper
When H. M. Burns reached the end of life's journey a long and eventful life came to its close.  He was born in Bath, Virginia, on May the 22nd, 1830. His father and mother, Peter and Elizabeth Burns, reared a family of thirteen children. His early life was spent on his father's farm. On May the 26th, 1853, he was married to Miss Louise Bradshaw at Cumberland, Md. In 1859 Mr. And Mrs. Burns moved to Ohio and settled in Harrison township, Champaign county. In keeping with the mode of travel of that day they came through the country by private conveyance. In the early Sixties Brother Burns answered the call of his country and joined the army, serving in the Co. B, 134th O. V. I. After the war he became an active factor in the religious and civic life of his community. He served for two years as justice of the peace of Springhill village.  Brother Burns was converted early in life and joined the Methodist Episcopal church. He was a Methodist of the old type, serving in the capacity of Class Leader, Exhorter and Local Preacher for many years.  In the passing of this life a link between an interesting past and the present was broken. In his early manhood Brother Burns was associated with Bishop Taylor who was serving his first charge on the circuit where the family were members. In those days their home as a haven of rest for many pioneer preachers whose names still live.  About twenty years ago Brother and Sister Burns moved to a small farm near St. Paris where they resided until failing health caused them to move near their children.  Brother and Sister Burns lived in happy wedlock almost sixty-four years. Their home was blessed with three children, who with their mother still survive him. The children are Mrs. J. E. Piatt of Springhills, Mrs. Jno. E. Kite and C. V. Burns, of St. Paris.

BURNS  HEZEKIAH MONROE BURNS (Died 5 January 1917) Undated obit from an unnamed newspaper H. M. BURNS DIES AT ADVANCED AGE - Funeral Services Were Held Sunday From the Methodist Church At Two O'clock.
Hezekiah Monroe Burns died at the home of his son, C. V. Burns, on last Friday afternoon at the age of 87 years. For several weeks he had been in a critical condition, having become helpless for some time before his death. When his health commenced to fall, he and his wife left their home on Plum street and went to live with their son.  
The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the M. E. church. Rev. W. C. Nash officiated and was assisted by Rev. N. Y. Mathews. The services were in charge of W. A. Brand Post No. 98, G. A. R., of Urbana, Col. Todd being present to take part in the burial ceremony. Interment was made in Evergreen cemetery.  Among those from out of town to attend the funeral were Geo. Lockridge, a nephew of Williamsville, Va., Wm. Mowen, of Urbana; Mrs. John Dudleston, of Columbus; Otto Clark and family, of Rosewood; Samuel Miley and family of Crayon; Thomas Speece, Jr. and Thomas Speece, Sr. of Springhills.

Butts, Marilyn S. Brown – Urbana Daily Citizen, Monday, 11 June 2007

Marilyn S. (Brown) Butts, age 72, of Rosewood, Ohio died in her residence of 60-plus years at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2007.

Marilyn was born on July 31, 1934 in Sidney, Ohio, the only daughter of the late Henry and Lena (Coverstone) Brown. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Floyd R. Butts, of Rosewood, whom she married on September 26, 1953.

Four children and their spouses also survive her: Susan and Kurt Traylor of Rosewood, Jane and Michael Ludlow of Rosewood, David and Dana Butts of Union, KY, and Linda and Dick Jenkins of Saint Paris.

Marilyn was a devoted wife and mother, and she was “Nana” to 11 gr4andchildren: Amy (Terry) Kimball, Ben (Tiffany) Ludlow, Molly Traylor, Mark (Amy) Traylor, Steve (Carrie) Traylor, Zach (Beth) Traylor, Betsy (Brook) Cupps, Ty Jenkins and fiancé’ Maggie Edgar, Adam Jenkins and special friend Krystal Bair, Sara Butts, Frasier Butts; eight great-grandchildren: Andrew Kimball, Grace, Jacob and Samuel Ludlow, Lexi and Mia Traylor and Ally and Gabe Cupps.

Marilyn was a member of the Rosewood United Methodist Church and a 1952 graduate of Adams Township High School. She worked in the family business, X-Cel Feed Mill, Inc. of Rosewood as a secretary and bookkeeper. Marilyn loved music and in high school she participated in many vocal music contests and won many awards. She continued to sing as a soloist in church and for numerous weddings throughout the years.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 11 a.m. in the Rosewood United Methodist Church with Reverend Beverly Avers presiding. Burial will follow in Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield Street, Saint Paris, Ohio from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Association of Champaign County, P. O. Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio, 43078, Community Mercy Hospice, 1343 N. Fountain Blvd., Springfield, Ohio 45504 or to the Rosewood United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 102, Rosewood, Ohio 43070. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home.

 

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