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Haddix, Emily Margaret Shaffer - Urbana Daily Citizen, Monday, 18 January 2007

Emily Margaret Haddix, 86, of Terre Haute, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2007 at the home of her dear granddaughter, Carrie (Chad) Thompson. Emily was born December 7, 1920 in Terre Haute, Ohio to Wesley and Elizabeth (Dingledine) Shaffer.

She graduated from Terre Haute High School in 1937 and Westville High School in 1938.

She married Paul Richard (Dick) Haddix on October 27, 1945 and he preceded her in death September 20, 2005. Emily was a member of the Terre Haute United Methodist church and the Terre Haute United Methodist Women.

She worked at the Boston Store for 10 years and at Lakewood Swim Club for 10 years.

Emily Enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was happiest when she was able to cook for or help out her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughters, Diane (Steve) Fleckenstein of Sidney and Debbie (Randy) Bair of St. Paris; her grandchildren, Carrie (Chad) Thompson, Amy (Eddie) Davis, Brandi Fleckenstein, Jason Long, Debon (Forrest) Sherman; her great-grandchildren, Lane and Drew Thompson, Ciera Long, Chrysler and Jay Sherman; her sister, Edna Ilges; her brother, Martin Dale Shaffer and numerous nieces and nephews of several generations.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her siblings Jay and Lester Shaffer, Virginia Seitz, Esther Callison, Jean Albert and Ruthanna Shaffer and great-grandson, Caleb Long.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. in the Vernon Funeral Home, Urbana.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Terre Haute United Methodist church with Pastor Frank Kampel officiating.

Burial will follow in Terre Haute Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Community Mercy Hospice, 1343 N. Fountain St., Springfield, Ohio 45504 or Terre Haute United Methodist Church, 5958 St. Rt. 55, Urbana, Ohio 43078.

Hahn, Dennis Rand “Randy” – Urbana Daily Citizen, Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Randy Hahn, 65, of Lynchburg, VA, died Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at his residence after courageously battling a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Sandra Shuhy Hahn.

Born in St. Paris, OH, Jan. 5, 1942, he was the son of Thomas Hahn and the late Elleen Barger Hahn of St. Paris.

Randy grew up in St. Paris and graduated from Graham High School with the class of 1960. After several years of college he went to Washington, DC, to work for the Marriott Corp. managing their restaurant in the Smithsonian Institute. Later Randy became a broadcaster and had his own talk show in Virginia for many years. He had also spent several years on the air in New Orleans, La. His joy was interviewing celebrities and talking and joking with his many listeners over his long career in the broadcasting business.

In addition to his wife and father, Randy is also survived by three sons, Todd Hahn of Lovingston, VA, and Michael and Casey Hahn, both of Lynchburg; one brother, Joe Hahn and wife Marcy, of Piqua, OH, one sister, Melissa Lush and husband David, of Centerville, OH, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Sandy and the boys have deeply appreciated all of the support and help from family and friends during his long illness.

A very casual gathering to reminisce about Randy will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sat., Aug 25, at “Roberts on Miami” banquet room, 116 Miami St., Urbana, OH. His Ohio family invites all his friends, classmates, and others who knew him to join them in sharing the stories of a full life well lived.

To support Sandy and the boys, memorial contributions can be sent to Sandy at 2049 Woodcrest Dr., Lynchburg, VA, 24503.


HAHN, Thomas – Urbana Daily Citizen, Friday, 12 March 2010

Thomas Hahn, age 93, of St. Paris, OH, passed away Monday, March 8, 2010.

He was born April 4, 1916 in St. Paris, OH, the son of Wilbur D. and Gladys (Taylor) Hahn.

He owned and operated Tommy Hahn’s Shoes in St. Paris for 42 years. He was known as a meticulous and ingenious shoe repairman and a customer friendly shoe salesman as well as a wonderful story teller and local historian. His was a life enriched by growing up, living, and working in the town he loved. Although, he spent nearly all of life in St. Paris, his final two years were spent with his daughter in Centerville.

He is survived by his children, Melissa (David) Lush, of Centerville, Ohio and Joe (Marcella) Hahn of Piqua, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Sandy Hahn of Lynchburg, Virginia; grandchildren, Todd Hahn, Stephanie Blommel, Terry Hahn, Michael Hahn, and Casey Hahn; great-grandchildren, Patrick, Caroline, and Jack Blommel.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elleen Hahn; second wife, Agatha Curtner Hahn; son, Randy Hahn; grandson, Rob Lush; sister, Lavada Rickey. A memorial service will be held on Sun., March 21, 2010 at 2:00 at The First Baptist church, St. Paris, Ohio. The family would like to thank The Hospice of Dayton for their exceptional and gentle care of our father. We would specifically like to thank, Andrea, Meleaia, Katherine, Kathleen, Sharon, Yolanda and Larry Lawhorne M. D. for their incomparable attention and kindness. The family would also like to express deep gratitude to all Tommy’s friends and neighbors who have sent cards and kept him in their thoughts and prayers. In lieu of flowers of gifts, the family would appreciate donations to be made to either The Hospice of Dayton (324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio, 45420) or the Graham Community Foundation, (c/o John Steinberger, 6666 Runkle Rd., St. Paris, Ohio 43072). To send a special online message to the family, please visit

Hall, Anna Jane Friend - Urbana Daily Citizen, Friday, 17 August 2007

Anna Jane Hall, 93, of Urbana, died at 8:59 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at her home in Urbana. She was born Friday, August 29, 1913 in Champaign Co. in DeGraff (sic). She was the daughter of the late John W. and Choral Brabson Friend.

On August 14, 1932 she married Virgil Keith Hall in Newport, Ky. and he died on May 8, 1980. Other relatives include a son, Ned E. Hall, of West Liberty; two brothers, Ralph W. Friend and Forest W. Friend, both deceased; a sister, Evelyn Putnam, deceased; two granddaughters, Julie (Matt) Yoder of West Liberty and Kim (David) Cline of West Liberty; great-grandchildren, Lance, Lincoln and Jane Yoder of West Liberty and Noah and Ivy Cline of West Liberty; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Pence Hall, deceased.

She was a 1931 graduate of Rosewood High School, a homemaker and member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of rural Conover (sic). She worked at Grant's Department Store in Fairborn for a number of years. She enjoyed attending activities of her granddaughters and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the Rex-Riggin-Madden F. H., DeGraff, Saturday, August 18 from 1-3 p.m. where services will be held at 3 p.m. with Rev. Kenneth McDonald officiating. Burial is in the Greenwood-Union Cemetery, DeGraff. The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Champaign County Cancer Society or the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Condolences may be expressed at


HALL SUSANNA POORMAN APPLE HALL Mrs. Susanna Hall Dies in Piqua; Funeral Here   Mrs. Susanna Hall, after a long illness, passed away Monday evening at 9:30 at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Jess McKinney, in Piqua, with whom she made her home. Mrs. Hall would have been 79 years of age this coming December. She was the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Poorman and was born in Johnson township Champaign county. Until about 30 years ago she had lived in St. Paris, where her first husband, James Apple, passed away. The surviving children of this union are one son, John Apple of Piqua and one daughter, Mrs. Philip Draper of Piqua. Her second marriage was to Joseph Hall, who died about two years ago. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Amanda Prince of Tippecanoe City. The late John Poorman of this place was a brother. For many years she had been a member of the local Lutheran church, afterwards transferring her membership to the Presbyterian church in Piqua. Funeral services were held in the Lutheran church this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Lunen of Piqua, in charge assisted by Rev. Carl Kammeyer. Burial was made in Evergreen cemetery. (Undated obit from unnamed newspaper: Susanna born 1849; died 3 September 1928 Miami County, Ohio (Ohio Death Certificate Index); buried Evergreen Cemetery, St. Paris, Champaign County, Ohio)

HAMILTON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 21 Sep 1933, pg 1
Miss Agnes Elizabeth HAMILTON, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elliott HAMILTON, residing five miles north of St. Paris, died Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock after an extended illness. She had been an invalid since birth.
Surviving in addition to the parents are five sisters: Mrs. Kate KESSLER of Eaton; Miss Lelia HAMILTON, of Cincinnati; Mrs. Bessie BETTY of Greenville; Mrs. Lucy BARGER of West Liberty and Mrs. Mabel WERT, of St. paris, and a brother, Charles at home.
Funeral services were held from the late home Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Denlinger, pastor of the Baptist church at Lena. burial was made in Rosedale cemetery at Carysville by Bert Richeson, funeral director.

HAMILTON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 28 Sep 1933, pg 8
Agnes Elizabeth, daughter of Elliott and Mary HAMILTON, was born Oct 25, 1914, and departed this life September 18, 1933 at the age of 18 years, 10 months, 33 days.
When a few months of age she was afflicted with infantile paralysis which left her an invalid the remainder of her life. This affliction was borne with a sunny disposition and the songs she learned to sing were an inspiration to those who heard her. Suffering for the last few weeks from her affliction she graually grew weaker until death relieved her suffering.
Besides her parent who are left to mourn her loss, are five sisters, katie KESSLER, of Eaton; Lelia HAMILTON, of Cincinnati; Bessie BEATY, of Greenville; Lucy BARGER, of West Liberty; Mabel WERT, of St Paris and one brother, Charles, at home. One sister, Cleo BROWN preceded her in death five years ago.

HAMILTON -- ST. PARIS ERA-DISPATCH, Thurs. 29 November 1900
Mary DEATON HAMILTON, wife of Dr. Thomas HAMILTON, was born in Virginia December 6th, 1819, came to Ohio with her father's family in 1825, and was married to Dr. Thomas HAMILTON in the year 1838. She joined the M. E. church in her thirteenth year and remained a member of the same in good standing until her death, a period of sixty-eight years. She died on the 23d day of November, 1900, aged eighty years, eleven months and seventeen days. She was the mother of twelve children, seven girls and five boys, of which two sons and five daughters have preceeded her.
Mrs. HAMILTON came to St. Paris with her husband in the Spring of  '55 and joined the M. E. church here at the first opportunity and was placed in Brother Stockton's Class and remained in the same until she and her husband removed to Springfield in the year '67. All these years while in St. Paris she lived a very religious life and was remembered by all and especially by her Class Leader as a woman of great power in prayer and exboriation. She was loved and respected by allwho knew her. She sustained a great loss in the death of her husband which occurred in 1870, but the grace of God sustained her under this great loss and for thirty long years whe has borne the burdens of life with remarkable Christian courage and died with words of praise and rejoicing upon her lips. Surely her life is on worth of imitation by all.

HAMILTON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 28 Jan 1926, pg 1
Mrs. Polly Ann HAMILTON, widow of William HAMILTON, passed away at her home Monday morning at 3:30. She had been confined to her bed for three weeks with heart trouble.
She was the daughter of Lewis and Abigal NOE and was born September 13, 18432 in Jackson township. On Oct. 19, 1861 she was united in marriage to William HAMILTON, who died on February 10, 1915. To this union was born one son, James, who departed this life in the spring of 1917.
She leaves a granddaughter whose name and address could not be learned at this time
... Funeral services were conducted Wednesday from the M.E. Church in charge of Rev. B. A. Morgan. Burial was made in Evergreen cemetery by L.K. Jones, undertaker.
Out of town relatives who attended the funeral services of Mrs. Polly Ann HAMILTON were Mr. and Mrs. Fred HAMILTON, Mrs. Walter HAMILTON of Wellsville, NY; Mr. and Mrs. John CHENEY of Springfield.

HANBACK -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 21 December 1939
Mrs. Minnie Moihe HANBACK , 62, wife of Frank HANBACK , died at her home here Sunday at 3:40 a.m. following a short illness.
Besides her husband, Mrs. HANBACK is survived by three daughters, Mildred and Betty, at home, and Mrs. Ray COLEMAN, Dayton; two sons, Leonard of Dayton and Robert of Columbus; and one sister, Mrs. Warren ROCK of Urbana.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from Bert-Richeson, funeral home and were followed by burial in Evergreen cemetery.

Death has laid Mrs. Elizabeth HAPPERSETT, of Urbana, low at the age of 83. Heart trouble.

HARBAUGH -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 8 Jan 1942, pg 1
Clyde C. HARBAUGH, 61, well known music teacher, died suddenly Monday morning at his home four miles north of Conover. Although he had not been well for several years, he had not allowed ill health to interfere with his activities. Sunday morning he taught his Sunday School class at Charity Chapel and at night retire with no apparent change in his condition. About 5 o'clock Monday morning, his wife heard him in his room and rushed to him just as he died.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Myrtle HARBOUGH; a sister, Mrs. Elba SERVIS of Sidney; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2 p.m. in Charity Chapel Christian church. Rev. J.C. DeREMER will be in charge of rites and will be assisted by Rev. C. C. RYAN of Columbus Grove and Rev. Ross McNEAL of Notwood. Burial will be in Fletcher cemetery.

Harbor -- The Attica Independent, Attica, Kansas, Page 8, 9 January 1903
"The Reaper, whose name is death That reaps the bearded grain at a breath" Made his dread and omnipotent presence felt in our community last Sunday, and carried away one of our most respected citizens, familiarly known to everyone is this section of the country as "Uncle Joe" Harbor.
Joseph Harbor was born in Champaign County, Ohio, Sept. 8, 1842; was married to Sarah Emilla Davis, March 2, 1865. Two daughters were the result of this union, one of them lives at Meridian, Oklahoma and the other at Fitzgerald, Oklahoma.
Mr. Harbor lived on the farm where he was born forty-five years. He came to Harper county in 1887 and a year later bought the farm where he lived until his death which occurred Sunday morning, January 4, 1903.
"Uncle Joe" Harbor was a man who has endeared himself to the whole community in which he lived; he had not a single enemy, was always kind and solicitous of all with whom he came in contact, every ready by kind words and deeds to assist neighbor or stranger, always inquiring after the health, welfare and happiness of those with whom he came in contact, making his kind disposition his politeness and consideration for the feelings of others wherever he went. He was of a frugal and saving disposition, having accumulated a goodly number of Harper county's fertile acres; the home farm, on which he lived, being one of the finest in the valley and watered by one of the finest springs in Kansas.
The community at large has sustained a serious loss in the demise of this kindly old gentleman and all sympathize with the remaining relatives, whom he leaves behind.

HARBOR -- The Attica Independent, 28 November 1907 (Attica, Harper County, Kansas)
Death of W. G. Harbor - Sunday night the sad news came from Wichita that W. G. Harbor was dead. The news came as a surprise to everyone, as it was understood that Mr. Harbor, who had undergone an operation for appendicitis at the Wichita hospital, was getting along nicely and it was thought would soon be able to come home. Mrs. Harbor had returned from Wichita on Thursday, leaving her husband in good spirits and the news of his sudden death was indeed a sad shock to her. The remains arrive in Attica Monday night in charge of J. P. Graham, who had gone to Wichita that morning to arrange for the shipment.
The funeral took place at the M. E. church at ten o'clock Tuesday morning, Rev. C. D. Whitwam preaching an excellent sermon, eulogizing the departed brother and friend. The Masonic lodge had charge of the further ceremonies, and together with the Foresters of the Woodmen Camp, in command of Chief Forester H. L. Hildebrand, marched in a body to the cemetery where the body was laid to rest, according to Masonic rites. The beautiful Masonic burial service was gone through with.
The funeral was largely attended and the floral offerings numerous and beautiful. Brother Harbor was very highly respected by the entire community and the heartfelt sympathy of all go out to the bereaved wife, daughter and mother in their darkest hour of sorrow.
Mr. Harbor was a prominent member and trustee of the Methodist church, a Master Mason, a K. P. and Woodman, in which last order he carried insurance to the amount of $2000. He was appointed postmaster of Attica in March 1907 to succeed Miss Lizzie Kille, resigned, and he conducted that office to the entire satisfaction of all the patrons. He was an honest upright progressive citizen, one who was always to the fore in any and all things he deemed to be for the betterment of the town and community.

Walter Grant Harbor, son of William and Mary E. Harbor was born in Champaign county, Ohio, February 5, 1863. He was converted in the M. E. church under the pastorate of Rev. J. G. Black when 16 years of age. He took a two years course of study at the Ohio Wesylan University and in September, 1885 was married to Minnie B. Wilson. They moved to Attica in March, 1886. She died that year. He returned to Ohio, where he remained for several years, and in 1895 he was married to Emma C. Dodge who, with one little daughter, mother and two sisters are left to mourn, what seems to them, his untimely death. But they do not mourn as those who have no hope, for they know in whom he trusted and was willing to put himself in the hands of the Lord, who had been his guide from youth.
He died at Wichita about ten o'clock Sunday night, November 24th, 1907.

Patrick HARRIGAN, a native and until a few years ago a resident of Saint Paris, died suddenly at his home in Columbus late Sunday night. Mr. HARRIGAN had been in poor health for some time before his death, but he was not actually sick and had worked all the week before.
Sunday afternoon he had been sitting in the park, reading, apparently well, and until an hour before his death he was not even in bed. He took sick late in the evening, and though Mrs. HARRIGAN immediately called a doctor, the end was very near before the physician arrived. All efforts to relieve him and he died in a few minutes. The exact cause of his death is unknown, althought it was not acute indigestion, as reported. The trouble is thought to have lain with the kidneys and the heart. Mr. HARRIGANwas at his father's home southwest of town less than two weeks ago. He was employed as a lineman in Columbus.
His body was brought to St. Paris on the midnight train Monday, and the funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at Sacred Heart Church. Burial took place at Evergreen Cemetery.
Mr.HARRIGAN was married a few years ago to Miss Margaret MAHER, of Urbana and his widow and a two-year-old daughter survive him. Besides his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Dan HARRIGANand four brothers and three sisters are left. Mr. HARRIGANwas 33 years old.

Hart, Roger Lamar Sr. – Urbana Daily Citizen, Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Roger Lamar Hart Sr. 70 of Urbana passed away, Monday, Oct. 1, 2007 in Forrest Glen Health Campus, Springfield.

He was born Sept. 15, 1937 in Springfield, Ohio the son of the late Samuel and Carrie Elizabeth (Lugg) Hart. Roger graduated from South High School in Springfield. He served his country in the United States Air Force’s reserve for more than 20 years. He retired in 1999, with more than 33 years, from Navistar.

Roger was an avid gun collector and enjoyed greyhound dog racing. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the National Republican Party.

Roger is survived by his sons, Roger Lamar (Lauri) Hart of Cincinnati, James Carl (Jennifer) Hart of New Carlisle, Allen Lowell (Terri) Hart of Springfield and Brian Michael Hart of Springfield, 10 grandchildren, his former wife and friend of 45 years, Janet E. (Slagle) Hart of Huber Heights; his sisters, Mary (Ray) Mott of St. Paris, Thelma Giles of Gallipolis, Dorothy Beatty of Urbana, Gee Gee (Gerald) Gracy of New Carlisle and Nancy (Ronald) Strader of Springfield, his sister-in-law, Winnie Hart (of) Springfield, as well as numerous nieces and nephews of several generations.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Samuel Hart Jr., his sisters, Edna Moore and Bertha Hart and his brother-in-laws, Claire Giles and Frank Beatty.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007 in the Vernon Funeral Home, Urbana. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Terre Haute Cemetery.


HELMICK -- ST. PARIS ERA-DISPATCH, Thurs. 19 July 1888
D. O. HELMICK, a nephew of D. S. HELMICK, was buried at Urbana this afternoon.

HELVIE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 7 Jan 1926, pg 1
Mrs. Charlotte HELVIE of Christiansburg, passed away Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fletcher BOLLINGER following several weeks illness due to heart trouble. Mrs. HELVIE was making a visit with her daughter, when taken ill.
She was born May 18, 1848, and was the widow of George P. HELVIE, who preceded her in death eighteen years ago.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. C. C. WARNER of Detroit, Mrs. Fletcher BOLLINGER and three sons,William D. of Christiansburg, S. D. HELVIE and George HELVIE of Detroit, one sister, Mrs. Martha HOWELL of St. Paris, two brothers, Sim DEATON and A.B.C. DEATON of Christiansburg.
Funeral services were held from the M.E. Church in Christiansburg at 2 o'clock Monday conducted by Rev. Schlecty and burial was made in Honey Creek cemetery by Lowell K. Jones, undertaker.

HILL Published Springfield (O.) News-Sun on Thursday, August 26, 1993, pg 24
David Homer HILL, SR., 66, of Palm Bay, Florida, formerly of Urbana, went to be with the Lord on August 22, 1993. He was born in Urbana, Ohio on November 13, 1926, the son of the late James Homer and Alice ROBINSON HILL. He served in the Armed Forces in World War II. He was employed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and then was transferred to Patrick Air Force Base in Florida. He leaves behind to mourn him, a beloved and loving wife Aggie; one son; David Home HILL Jr; one daughter, Connie WATERS; both of Springfield; one sister, Marjorie HILL; four brothers, Bob, Lester, and Wendell, all of Urbana, and Donald of Springfield; one sister-in-law Carolia HILL of Urbana; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four aunts, Marion COUTS, Ruby HILL, Sarah ROBINSON, and Lola TOLLIVER, all of Urbana; a host of nieces; nephews, cousins; and friends. He was preceded in death by a son James Edward; his parents; three sisters; and wife Ruth HILL. The family will be present Thursday 6-9 p.m. at the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Homes, Urbana, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Rev. Richard Gordon officiating with burial to follow in Oak Dale Cemetery.

Wallace O. HOAGLAND, 63, died at midnight Tuesday in Stouder Memorial hospital where he had been taken at 8 p.m. with a heart attack.
Born in Champaign County, Dec. 31, 1885, he was the son of John and Barbara HOAGLAND. Survivors include his mother, and his widow, Pearl; one son, Laurel, Fairfield; one sister, Mrs. Granville DRAKE, Christiansburg; two brothers, Charles and Carrol, both of Troy.
He was a member of the Honey Creek Baptist church. (cuts off here)

HOCKMAN -- ST PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thursday, 18 January 1945
Friends here have received word of the death of Dr. Wm. H. HOCKMAN at his home in Wheaton, Ill, on January 8, following a heart attack. Dr. HOCKMAN was born in St. Paris about 73 years ago, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi HOCKMAN. He graduated from the local high school in the class of 1891 and left St. Paris the next year.
After attending medical college he became interested in religion and studied for a missionary. For thirty years he and his wife were missionaries in West China under the China Inland Mission. Mrs. HOCKMAN died suddenly last November 1st from a hear attack.
Those of the family who survive are two sons: Major Donald HOCKMAN, an army doctor in China and Sgt. Chas. HOCKMAN now in France, and a daughter, Mrs. Kathleen FRIEDERICHSEN, a missionary in the Phillippines, who, together with her husband and two children has been interned in Manila by the Japanes fro more than three years.
After returning to America, Dr. HOCKMAN became connected with the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago in 1926 and had been a member of the teaching faculty ever since as director of the Missionary course.

Hoffer, Donna J. Judy – Urbana Daily Citizen, Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Donna J. Hoffer, 67, of Urbana passed away, Monday, December 31, 2007 in Heartland of Urbana.

She was born December 12, 1940 in St. Paris, Ohio, the daughter of George Vernon Sr. and Esta (Northrup) Judy.

Donna graduated from Mechanicsburg High School in 1958. She retired from Citizens National Bank after 40 plus years of service. She loved to cross stitch and loved her dog, Max.

She is survived by her son, Anthony “Tony” Ray (Kim) Hoffer of Christiansburg, VA; her grandchildren, Nick Hoffer, Andrew Hoffer, Lindsay Hoffer, Jami Hoffer; and a great-grandson, Black Hoffer; her brother, George J. “Junior” (Joyce) Judy of Mechanicsburg; her sisters, Ida Mae (Charlie) Salyers of Mechanicsburg and Mary White of Dayton, numerous nieces and nephews of several generations; her dear friend and caregiver, Judy Markin; her co-workers and good friends were true and loving throughout her extended illness, Lisa Jarnigan, Nancy Virts, Sandy Eisnaugle, Betty Jo Smith, Mary Beatty, Linda Chambers, Daisy Judy and June Shaw.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

The family wishes to express their gratitude for the special care they gave to Donna to the staff at Heartland of Urbana.

A Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2008 in the Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg with the Rev. David Brown officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Maple Grove Cemetery Mechanicsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Champaign County, P. O. Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio 43078


HORD   Bucyrus
Bertha L. Hord, 83, of Bucyrus, died Monday, October 7, 1991, at 7:45 a.m. in Heartland of Bucyrus. Born July 6, 1908, in Champaign County, she was a daughter of John and Minnie Belle (Cook) Overfield. She was married to Eldon Frank in 1925. He preceded her in death in 1930. In 1932 she married Guy Hord, who preceded her in death in 1968. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, where she was Missionary president and a Sunday school teacher for several years. Survivors include six sons, Russell L. Frank of Marion, James M. Frank of Prospect, Donald M. and Roger W. and Thomas B. Hord, all of Marietta, Ga., and Guy E. Hord of Chillicothe; one daughter, Virginia Esther Houk of Marion; two step-sons, Harold L. and Robert M. Hord, both of Bucyrus; 34 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Elizabeth Brown, Ruth Jenkins and Alyce Jenkins, all of Urbana. She was preceded in death by her first and second husbands; four stepsons, Loren, Ralph, James, and Raymond Hord; a step-daughter, Rosanna Thomas; two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the First Church of the Nazarene, Bucyrus, with the Rev. J. D. Bailey officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Grove Cemetery, St. Paris. Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Wise Funeral Home, Bucyrus. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene through the funeral home.

Submitted by Mike Welty

HOSTETTER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 7 Jan 1926, pg 1
Word has been recived here by friend of the death of Mrs. Jemina HOSTETTER, 76, wife of Dr. HOSTETTER of Greenville, Sunday.
Burial was made Tuesday. Mrs. HOSTETTER was formerly Miss Jemima YONE, a resident of this place.

HOUSER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 15 August 1918
The death of Mrs. Harriett HOUSER , widow of Wm. HOUSER , occurred last Friday at her home near Millerstown. She was the daughter of Henry IDLE and was born in 1839, being in her 79th year of age at death.
Four sons survive. They are Dr. D. C. HOUSER of Urbana, William, Jerry and Lewis.
Funeral services were conducted from the home on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. N. Y. MATHEWS. Interment at Spring Grove cemetery.

HOWARD -- Lebanon Enterprise April 17, 1947
DEATH CLAIMS LUCIUS HOWARD Lebanon Man Died At Miami Beach, Florida, Friday Afternoon
Lucius Stillman Howard, Lebanon native and business man, died at his home at Miami Beach, Florida, on Friday afternoon, April 11, after several weeks illness. His sister, Mrs. Lester M. Spier, Glen Falls, New York, had been spending the winter with him in Florida, and his siter, Mrs. W.B. Beckman, of Lebanon, was summoned to his bedside several weeks ago, when he became ill.

Mr. Howard was born in Lebanon, a son of Daniel and Emma Maxwell Howard, both deceased, and spent his early life here, attending the Lebanon schools. Years ago he and his brother, the late Col. Maxwell Howard, founded the Howard Paper Company, at Urbana, Ohio. Until his death Col. Howard was president of the Company, and Lucius Howard was secretary-treasury of the firm, at the time of his death, although he retired from active pursuits several years ago. Their other brother, Ward R. Howard, is vice president of the firm. His brother and two sisters are his only close surviving relatives.

Mr. Howard, a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Lebanon, was genial and friendly, and well known to Lebanon residents. For some time he had spent his winters in Florida, returning to the family home here for the summers.

The body arrived in Lebanon Tuesday morning and was taken to the Howard residence, where services were held ar four o'oclock Wednesday afternoon by the Rev. Olof Anderson, Jr. Richmond, former pastor of the United Presbyterian Church here. Burial was to Ryder Cemetery. Palbearers were Richard S. Putnam, Donald Campbell, J. C. Grundy, Robert H. Johnston, Bowman Brewer and John R. Thomas, all of Lebanon, and Harold Houston, Urbana, Ohio.

Huffman, Gerald Roger - Urbana Daily Citizen, Tuesday, 23 January 2007

Gerald Roger Huffman, age 70, of St. Paris, Ohio passed away Sunday, 21 Jan, 2007 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Ohio. He was born in Columbus, Ohio May 4, 1936 to the late Dorothy Huffman.

He is survived by wife, Bonnie Lou (Carter) Huffman; daughters, Sue (David) Pickett, Mary Bouslahni and Kathy Justice all of Columbus, Ohio and Christine (Bill) Robinson of Gahanna, Ohio; son, Jerry Roger Huffman of St. Paris, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and one sister, Alice Stanley of New Albany.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by an infant son.

Funeral service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill, Ohio with Pastor Terry Hollabaugh officiating; burial to follow in C. M. Cemetery. Friends may call 11 a.m. until time of the funeral at the funeral home on Wednesday.

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HUFFORD -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 28 Jan 1943, pg 1
Jacob A. HUFFORD, 76, a brother of Mrs. Frank GARRETT of St. Paris died at 6:20 P.M. Tuesday at the home of his son, Dewey S., one mile east of North Hampton. Death followed an extended period of ill health and a critical illness of two weeks.
Besides the son and sister, survivors are his widow, Rebecca Jane, three other sons, Daniel O. of Copley, Judson J. of Springfield, and Paul of Casstown; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Lois REYNOLDS of Troy; a brother John of Pemberton and two other sisters, Mrs. Earl JENKINS of near New Carlisle and Mrs. Iva GEORGE of Dayton.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 P.M. in Lower Honey Creek church with burial in Casstown. The body was brought to the Bert Richeson funeral home where it will remain until the services.

HUFFORD -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. October 9, 1947
Mrs. Mina HUFFORD, 82, well known in the Christiansburg vicinity, died at 2:30 a. m. Friday in the home of her son, William, in Alcony. She was born in Clark county.
Surviving are fours sons; William, with whom she resided; Jacob H., Troy; Albert, Troy rural route, and Irvin of Urichsville, also one daughter.....................

HUPP--Springfield Daily News, Saturday, Jan 12, 1946,Pg5 Mrs Worden J Hupp, 64, of Springfield, Route5, died at 9:p.m. Friday in City Hospital. She had been seriously ill for the past two months, during which time she resided with a daughter, Mrs Norma Sultzbach, 616 Stanton ave. Born June 28, 1881 in Champaign County as Carrie Evilsizor, she was the daughter of John T and Pernetta Metz EVILSIZOR. She resided in Champaign and Clark counties all her life, and was a member of the Bowlesville United Brethren Church. Surviving are her husband of Springfield, Route 5, her daughter, Mrs Sultzbach; two sons, Wendell and Elwood, both of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs Phillip Geron and Mrs Fred Weimer, both of Springfield; four brothers, Frank EVILSIZOR, of Bowlusville, Walter EVILSIZOR, of Springfield, Route 5, Clarence EVILSIZOR, of Tremont City, and Christopher EVILSIZOR, of Springfield; and four grandchildren. The body was taken to the Woods funeral home.

Submitted by Sandi Evilsizer Koscak

HOWARD -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 4 Nov 1943, pg 1
Funeral service for Mrs. Naomi HOWARD, formerly of St. Paris, were held Sunday afternoon in the Concord Methodist church. Burial was in the Concord cemetery in charge of Ira Frank, funeral director.
Mrs. HOWARD died last Wednesday at White Cross hospital in Columbus. She resided in Urbana at the time of her death.
Surviving are her husband, Ralph, three daughters, Mrs. Robert WISEMAN, Mrs. Paul PENCE, and Mrs. Robert MCDONALD all of Urbana, her mother Mrs. Etta WILSON, Bellefontaine, a brother Lester WILSON of St. Louis and five grandchildren.

HUFFMAN Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, October 19, 1938 (Union City, IN)
Passed On - Frank Huffman, father of Orla Huffman, succumbs to long illness. - He had lived most of his life on the Fox Pike. Frank Huffman, a well known farmer, residing about a half mile south of Hillgrove on the Fox pike, succumbed after a long illness this morning. He had been in poor health for the past one and a half years, but became bedfast only about a month ago. He was taken to the Union City hospital where everything possible was done for him but he failed to rally and he passed out at four o'clock this morning. Frank Huffman was the son of John and Hester Gowdy Huffman, and he was born near St. Paris, O., June 13, 1869. He attended the McClure school and grew to young manhood in that community. When he was still a young lad his folks moved over into Indiana. He was married to Miss Nellie Royer, in February 1893, and the young couple went to Michigan where they resided for a short time Later they moved to the farm on the Fox pike where Frank resided the rest of his life. He was of a quiet, friendly disposition and was well liked and esteemed by a large circle of friends. He was a Christian gentleman and a member of the Church of the Brethren. Surviving are the widow and six children, five sons and one daughter as follows: Ira Huffman, Hillgrove, O.; Ralph Huffman, Marion, Ind.; Oris Huffman of Carter Street; Roy Huffman, of one mile north of Union City, Glen Huffman, Dayton, O., and Miss Bessie Huffman, at home. There are also six grandchildren, also one brother Charles Huffman, of five miles northeast of Union City, and one sister, Mrs. Florence Smith, South Columbia street. The body was taken to the Brooks Funeral Home from where it will be taken to the late home of the departed on the Fox pike. Funeral services Saturday morning at 10:30 E.S.T. at the Poplar Grove Church, Rev. Berkebile will officiate. Interment at Brethren cemetery north of the city. Body will be returned to the home Thursday morning.

Submitted by Billy Baker

HUFFMAN, Rebekah Nellore Leonard – Urbana Daily Citizen, Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Rebekah Nellore (Leonard) Huffman, 94, of West Liberty and formerly of St. Paris, Ohio, passed away Monday, April 5, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. at Green Hills Care Center, West Liberty.

She was born in Thackery, Champaign County, Ohio on August 15, 1915, a daughter of the late Clay Ward and Nelly Ray Leonard.

On September 17, 1937, she married Robert Allen Huffman II and he preceded her in death on April 12, 2008. She was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Allen Huffman III; a daughter, Lucinda Ann Zimmerman and a son-in-law, Paul Zimmerman.

Survivors include a daughter, Rebekah (Steve) Mast of Bellefontaine; grandchildren, Richard (fiancé Laura) Mast of Dayton, David (Laura) Mast of Findlay and Robert Allen (Tracy) Huffman IV of Bellefontaine; great-granddaughter, Rebekah Grace Mast; sisters, Ruthanna Garver of Urbana and Leah Lavy of Versailles, Kentucky and several nieces and nephews.

She was former co-owner of Huffman, Inc., and formerly operated Becky-Nell’s Beauty Shop in St. Paris.

She was a 1933 graduate of St. Paris Johnson High School and was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Bellefontaine.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 9, 2010 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dan Hrach officiating at Evergreen Cemetery, St. Paris.

A Memorial service will be held at First United Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Rob Fulton and Gene Marine.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Presbyterian Church, Bellefontaine or Covenant Lutheran Church, St. Paris.

Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine were condolences may be expressed at

HUFFMAN, Sharon L. Purk – Urbana Daily Citizen, Saturday, 6 March 2010

Sharon L. Huffman, 63, of West Liberty, passed away, Thursday, 4 March 2010 in the Springfield Regional Medical Center.

She was born May 22, 1946 in Piqua, the daughter of the late Donald and Mildred (Sales) Purk.

In the past, Sharon worked for Grimes and as a nurse’s aide for local nursing homes. She enjoyed taking care of people; she had a good heart and put other people’s needs before her own.

She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother; she was proud of her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.

She also, enjoyed riding with her husband on their motorcycle.

Sharon is survived by her husband of 48 years, Harry E. Huffman; daughters, Tammy (Charles) Lattimer and Lacey Ferryman both of Urbana; her grandchildren, Mariah Lattimer, Storm Lattimer and Haylee Ferryman; her great grandchildren, Lillian and October Sky; her brother, Donald Purk of Piqua; her sister, Janice Parthamore of St. Paris and several nieces and nephews.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, 2010 in the Vernon Funeral Home, Urbana.

Following Sharon’s wishes her body will be cremated and the burial of the cremated remains will be held at the families’ convenience.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Pilot Dogs Inc., 625 W. Town St., Columbus, Ohio 43215 or to the American Lung Association, 226 St. Rte. 61 E. Norwalk, Ohio 44857-9705.

Condolence may be expressed to the family at

[Sharon was raised in St. Paris and attended Johnson-St. Paris and Graham High Schools.]


HUNTER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 28 September 1939
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. from a North Lewisburg funeral home for Miss Florence HUNTER, 62, who died Friday at her home. Miss HUNTER was alone at the time of her death and the body was not found until about 10:30 Saturday when a neighbor entered the home.  Coroner Richard M. BRAND was called and pronounced death due to acute indigestion.
Miss HUNTER had been a school teacher for thirty-five years and for ten years was principal of the St. Paris school. She came here in 1900 and during the ten years she remained here made many life-long friends whom she often returned to visit with. Later she taught in Mingo and Woodstock schools and for five years was Superintendent of the school at Flushing.
Survivors include two brothers; Rev. Harry HUNTER of Rolls, Mo., and Robert M. HUNTER, professor at Ohio State University, and a step-sister, Mrs. Harry ANDERSON of Battle Creek Mich.
Rev. J. W. HORA of La(???), a former minister in the North Lewisburg M. E. Church, conducted the funeral services. He was assisted by Rev. M. M. FLOTTS, the present pastor. Burial was in Mt. Tabor cemetery.  

HUTCHINSON St. Paris News-Dispatch August 24, 1939
Springhills Man Dies On Tuesday
John H. Hutchinson, 81, died Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the home of his son, Harry, three miles north of Springhills following a stroke of paralysis. Survivors in addition to the son, included four step-children who are:Fred Pine, Rosewood; Mrs. Floyd Frank, St. Paris rural route; Mrs. William Jones, Columbus; and Mrs. Ben Taylor, Sharpsburg, Ohio. Funeral services will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. from the Bert Richeson funeral home with Rev. Niswonger, pastor of the Rosewood United Brethren Church, in charge. Burial will be in Oak Dale cemetery in Urbana.

Submitted by Mike Welty

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