Champaign County Obituaries S
SAGER -- ST PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., 6 April 1944
Forest M. SAGER, 80, died at the Champaign county hospital Tuesday at 11 p. m. He had been a patient at the hospital for one week.
He was born in Champaign county and has spent his entire life in this county. He was a retired thresher and lived at Tremont City. He is survived by his wife Lora; three brothers, Winfield and Charles of Tremont City and John of Terre Haute; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie HARTMAN, Mrs. Anna PATTISON and Mrs. Anna ZERKLE of Tremont City and several nieces and nephews.
The body was brought to the Ira Frank funeral home and will be taken to the Tremont City Methodist church for services at 3 p. m. Friday. Rev. Daniel UHLMAN of Trinity church, Springfield will officiate. Burial will be in the Tremont Cemetery.
SARVER--Urbana Daily Citizen, Saturday, April 26, 2003, Page
Pauline F (Nicholas) Sarver,77, formerly of St Paris and New Matamoras, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 12:05 p.m. in Arcadia Acres, Inc, Logan, Ohio. She was born in Champaign County on Jan 6, 1926 the daughter of the late Ottis Carol and Ada (Evilsizor) Nicholas. Mrs Sarver was a 1944 graduate of Westville High School and was a former member of the Keith Cretors Post #148 American Legion Auxillary, St Paris. She had been engaged in farming and in the past was also very active as a 4-H leader. Survivors include two sons, Nicholas (Nicholett) Sarver of St Paris and Richard E Sarver of Logan; four grandchildren, Tiffany (Bill) Grote of Troy, Annette (Jeff) Bowers of St Paris and Jason and Joshua Sarver, both of Columbus, and a great grandson, Michael Bowers of St Paris. In addition to he parents, Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Max Sarver, whom she married on Aug 30, 1944 and passed away on Aug 9, 1967; two sisters, Carolene Whitehead and Kathleen Pence, and one prother, Roderick Nichols. Funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 29th 2003 at 11 a.m. in the Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home 216 S Springfield St, St Paris with Rev Douglas Upton of the St Paris United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will take place in Cedar Point Cemetery, Sidney. Visitation for the family and friends will be on Monday, April 28 from 5 - 8 p m in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Pauline's name to either the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P O Box 182-39 Dept 013 Columbus, OH or the Cancer Assoc of Champaign County, P O Box 38125, Urbana, OH 43078
SCHILTZ -- SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS, Monday, June 17, 1940
(Christiansburg) John Jasper SCHILTZ, 78, of Christiansburg died at 6:30 a.m. Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clyde SCHILTZ, southwest of Casstown, where he was removed Sunday. He had been ill for four weeks with heart disease.
Mr. SCHILTZ was born in Galion County, O., and had lived most of his life in Champaign and Miami counties. Besides His daughter, he leaves four sons, Edward of Troy, Cameron of Bloomingsburg, Dewey of Clifton, and Alonzo of Dayton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Casstown Lutheran church, in charge of the Rev. Lester SCHLECHTY. Burial will be made in the Casstown Cemetery. The body was taken to the Richeson funeral home in St. Paris where it will remain until time for the funeral.
SHAFFER --Urbana Daily Citizen, Saturday, February 10, 1906
Death Claims-Absalom SHAFFER, of Terrre Haute, at Ripe Old Age
Absalom SHAFFER. a well known resident of Mad River Township, died in his home in Terre Haute, Friday afternoon at half past four o'clock. His death ws due to old age and an attack of dropsy. He was 83 years of age and has lived in the community where he died. He is survived by two sons and three daughters, his wife having died several years ago. The children are Mrs SWARTZ, Mrs GABEL, and Aaron SHAFFER, of Addison; Munroe and Sarah SHAFFER, who made their home with their father. He was also a grandfather of Ernest SHAFFER and Mrs Arthur GERR, of this city. The funeral will be held from the late home in Terre Haute Sunday afternoon at two o'clock.
Submitted by Sandi Evilsizer Koscak
SHAFFER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 28 October 1943
Funeral services for Elmer SHAFFER, 72, were held Sunday afternoon at the Terre Haute Methodist church. Burial was in the Terre Haute cemetery in charge of Ira Frank, funeral director.
Mr. SHAFFER, a retired highway employee died Thursday at 4 plm. at his home one mile north of Terre Haute after suffering a heart attack. He fell to the floor of his home about noon. Mrs. SHAFFERwho is an invalid was unable to go to his assistance or to summon help. The body was discovered at 4 p.m. when Mrs. Ruth SHAFFER, a daughter-in-law from Springfield came to the residence.
Survivors include the widow, a son Ross of Springfield; four grandchildren and a sister Mrs. Russell GROVES of Terre Haute.
SHAFFER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 22 Nov 1945
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth SHAFFER, 76, a native of Terre Haute, died at 10:00 a.m. Friday in the home of her son Ross SHAFFER in Springfield following a long period of illness. her husband had preceded her in death two years ago. She is survived by two brothers William CERCLE, Tremont and James CERCLE, Woodstock, two sisters, Mrs. Emma FULLER of North Hampton and Mrs. Nervia SMITH, Terre Haute; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday in the Terre Haute methodist church. Burial was made in the Terre Haute cemetery by the Frank Funeral Home.
SHAFFER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 16 May 1940, pg 1
Mrs. Matilda SHAFFER, 80, widow of George SHAFFER, died at her home northwest of Carysville last Friday morning at 1:15 a.m. Death was attributed to infirmities of advanced age. She is survived by one son, Charles, with whom she lives, and two half sisters, Mrs. Lizzie DORN, Sidney, and Mrs. Margaret STEVESON, Pemberton.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Union Chapel and burial was in Carysville cemetery in charge of the Richeson funeral service.
SHANK -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 6 May 1909
The death of Samuel SHANK occured at 11 o'clock Friday after an illness of nine years from cancer. He was at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lawrence MERRITT of Jackson twp., when he died. He was 73 years of age. Mr. SHANK was a native of this locality and for many years was a resident of St. Paris where he followed the occupation of a carpenter.
In recent years and since his wife died several years ago he had made his home with his daughters, Mrs. MERRITT and Mrs. William NICHOLS, who survive him together with one grandson and three brothers, Henry, William, and John. Mr. SHANK was a skilled workman and always industriously followed his voacation so long as his health permitted.
He was married to Susan KESSLER to which union the above named daughters were born.
The funeral services were conducted from the deceased's home here on Sunday at 2 o'clock, Rev. BUCKMAN of the Methodist church officiating. Interment took place in Evergreen cemetery with Bert Richeson in charge.
SHANLEY--Urbana Daily Citizen March 16, 1983
DEGRAFF - Karl Sager Shanley, 76, of Route 2, died at 2:25 a.m. today in Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, where he had been a patient for one month. He was born in Champaign County, July 3, 1906, the son of Edwin C. and Anna B. Sager Shanley. He was a farmer and a lifelong member of the Springhills United Presbyterian Church. His first wife, Mary Louise Brunner, died March 12, 1957. He married Ruth Eileen Hoffman Sept. 21, 1959. She is a resident of Indian Lake Manor Nursing Home. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Alan (Marie Diane) Knapp of Forest, Va., and Mrs. Frank (Sue Anne) Boles of Bowlingbrook, Ill.; one son, John Karl of Urbana; one stepson, Floyd Frank of Route 2, DeGraff; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Oscar (Helen) Bray of Lynnfield, Mass., and Mrs. Mary Condit of Indianapolis, Ind.; and one brother, Emerson of McCook, Neb. Two sisters are deceased. Services will be held at the church Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Terry K. Phlager officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood-Union Cemetery, DeGraff. The family will receive friends at the Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home, DeGraff, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon until time of the services. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the church.
Submitted by Mike Welty
SHANLEY --Urbana Daily Citizen April 26, 1985
DEGRAFF - Ruth Eileen Shanley, 60, of 8560 Salem-Cemetery Rd., DeGraff, died today at 6:07 a.m. in Green Hills Center, West Liberty. She was a resident at Green Hills for two years and had been ill for about 12 years. She was born in Springhills, Aug. 15, 1924, the daughter of Ernest and Eva (Russell) Hoffman She was married Sept. 21, 1959, to Karl Sager Shanley. He died March 16, 1983. She was a member of the Springhills Presbyterian Church and the United Presbyterian Women of the church. Survivors include one son, Floyd Frank of Springhills; one stepson, John Karl Shanley of Urbana; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Alan (Marie Diane) Knapp of Forest, Va., and Mrs. Frank (Sue Anne) Boles of Bowlingbrook, Ill.; five step-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Melvin (Monabelle) Maddy Maplewood; and two brothers, Kenneth Hoffman of Rosewood and Clyde Hoffman of Sidney. One sister is deceased. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral home, DeGraff, with the Rev. Terry Phlager officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood-Union Cemetery, DeGraff. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. They suggest memorial contributions be made to the Springhills Presbyterian Church.
SHEELEY -- ST. PARIS ERA-DISPATCH, Thurs, 4 Oct 1888
Mrs. Sam SHEELEY died near the Lewistown reservoir last Thursday of a cancerous tumor, aged 50 years. She was formerly a resident of Jackson tp., and a most estimable lady. Her maiden name was DUDLEY, and she was a second cousin of Mrs. Geo. E. LEWIS. She was the fifth of her family to die inside of a year. Mrs. Geo. E. LEWIS, Jacob GRUBE, Geo. W. BOLLINGER and wife attended the funeral Saturday.
SHERMAN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs 15 April 1926
Mrs. S. A. SHERMAN, wife of Rev. SHERMAN, died at Memorial Hospital, Piqua, Monday evening. Mrs. SHERMAN had been operated on for appendicitis two weeks before. She was 58 years of age and besides the husband, she is survived by one son, Durell SHERMAN, of Detroit.
The husband, Rev. S. A. SHERMAN, is pastor of the Lena and Pemberton Baptist churches and lives at the later town. The Shermans lived in St. Paris over 30 years ago when Rev. SHERMAN preached at Myrtle and Mt. Zion churches.
Funeral services were held Wednesday ar 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Milford Center cemetery where she was buried. Rev. Long of Ostrander was in charge of the services.
SHOCKEY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 11 Dec 1941, pg
Elijah Freeman SHOCKEY, 73, farmer living south of Westville, died suddenly Tuesday about 11:30 while enroute to a physician's office after suffering a heart attack while helping shred corn on his brother, John SHOCKEY's farm.
He was a member of a pioneer Champaign County family and had spent most of his life on the farm where he lived at the time of his death and where he was born.
He is survived by two children, Hobart SHOCKEY of Dayton, and Mrs. Susan OELKER of Springfield; the brother, John and a sister, Mrs. Jason BAIR. he also leaves five grandsons, Freeman, Richard, Donald and Robert BROWN and Coleman SHOCKEY, and several nieces and nephews.
The body will be at the residence of his sister, Mrs. BAIR until time for services which will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Humphrey's & Son Funeral Home in Urbana.
SLACK -- Urbana Citizen(?) Saturday, March 12, 1927
Mrs. Annie SLACK, aged 78 years, passed away Thursday night at 9:30 o'clock, at the home of her son Charles SLACK, 3 miles south of St. Paris. Death was the result of complications. Surviving the deceased are one son Charles, at whose home she died; a daughter, Mrs. D. O. BRELSFORD, of Springfield; a brother, Isaac BOLLINGER, of Shelby county.
Funeral Services will be held from the Slack home, Monday (March 14) at 2:00 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Evergreen cemetery in charge of Bert RICHESON, St. Paris funeral director.
Slack BOLLINGER Death Certificate: #13653 Champaign County Date of Death: Thursday, March 10, 1927
Anna SLACK, widow of Corneluis SLACK, was born 11 August 1848 in Ohio, died 10 March, 1927 (age 78 years, 6 months 29 days) in Jackson Twp., Champaign County. Burial Evergreen Cemetery, St. Paris Ohio 14 March 1927 (Bert Richeson Undertaker). Father: Samuel BOLLINGER born in Ohio (error should be Maryland) Maiden Name of Mother Mary ---- (MILLER) born in Ohio (error should be Maryland). Informant: Chas. Slack, St. Paris, Ohio
Submitted by: Marvel Bollinger Delahaye
SLUSSER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 16 March 1944
John H. SLUSSER, 84, retired farmer of the St. Paris community died Sunday at 2:10 p.m. at the Loy Rest Home in Springfield where he had been since early last fall. Mr. SLUSSER had been in declining health for several years but had been seriously ill only two weeks.
He is survived by one son, Frank of Springfield; one daughter Mrs. Bertha DAVIS of St. Paris and one brother, Cory of St. Paris route one.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Bert Richeson funeral home with Rev. Samuel FURROW in charge. Burial was in Myrtle Tree cemetery.
Emily Smail, daughter of Thomas and Anna Johnson, was born in Madison County, Ohio, May 10,1821, died July 22, 1909, aged 88 years, 2 months and 12 days. She was united in marriage to Samuel Smail who preceded her in death 22 years ago last April. This union was blessed with three children, Minerva, William, and James, who survive her. She leaves besides, four grand-children, one sister, and a host of relatives and friend to mourn her departure. She united with the M. E. Church early in life, and was converted to Christ. She never doubted her conversion but clung to her Savior and Redeemer with everlasting faith, and fought the fight and gained the victory over Satan, Sin, and Death. She possessed a Christian spirit, and revealed it to us by the fruits thereof. She always abhorred the wrong, and cherished the right. She has, by her works and daily life, impressed us children with the value and reward of a true and pious life. I sincerely and truly say that if I never gain that blessed reward of the righteous, I can not hold mother in any degree, whatever, for the failure. She was a loyal and confiding wife, a virtuous and loving mother, a sincere friend to neighbors and relatives.
Mother, while our hearts are burdened with sorrow and grief by your departure from us, we also rejoice in the assurance of your inheritance of a future home in thy Redeemer's Kingdom, not to be compared with any earthly home. We feel that what is our loss is heaven's gain. So be it. We fancy we see you rejoicing with your parents, brothers and sisters, and the redeemed in Christ. Mother, you will be in our memory always while time lasts.
Your loving son, William.
SMAIL (20 Jul, 1891)
Again the sworded angel comes into our midst unbidden and with relentless hand lays in death the wife of W.F.M. Smail. Nancy E. Smail, daughter of George C. and Drucilla Keesecker was born in Berkeley County, Va., July 28th, 1859, aged thirty-one years, eleven months and thirty-two days. She was united in marriage to Harry Ford, March 15th 1885. This union was soon broken by the death of her husband. She was again united in marriage to William F. Smail Jan. 22nd, 1890. This union was soon broken by the coming of the death angel to call the loving wife and affectionate mother from her home on earth to her home in heaven, leaving her companion and two children a broken family to mourn her loss. Shortly before her death she realized that she was in its cold embrace. She had stepped into the dark valley but Jesus true to his promise came to shine away the darkness and to enable her to see across the dark river. She felt that she was going to leave us, and called the family to her bed to bid them a last farewell and asked them to meet her in heaven. To her husband she said, "you have been a good husband and never gave me a cross word, but we must part. I want you to promise to meet me." She kissed the little ones and gave them her parting blessing. Her face all aglow with heavenly light gave to that death-bed scene a hallowed influence, causing the friends who were present to feel that they were in the royal presence of Him who is King over death. Her testimony given to the writer, who visited her later yet found her still conscious though fast declining, was to the effect that all was well, that she was going home, that her Savior had come to walk with her through the dark valley. Her dying testimony left no lingering doubt, that while she was numbered with the redeemed in glory, she has donned the white robe and is singing the high praises of her blessed Redeemer. She is safe on the evergreen shore. Ella was a kind and loving wife, affectionate mother, a good neighbor, a sincere friend, a devoted Christian. Her death, which came so unexpected to us, repeats the warning, "be ye also ready for ye know not the hour." Farewell, and may God who has taken you to your reward uphold them who are so sadly bereft.
SMAIL (17 May 1923)
William Francis Marion Smail, son of Samuel and Emily Smail, was born March 26, 1853, and died at the home of his son, near Rosewood, Ohio, May 17, 1923, aged 70 years, 1 month and 20 days. He was united In marriage to Mrs. Ella Ford, the widow of Harry Ford, deceased. This union was blessed with one son, Leonard DeWitt, with whom the deceased was living at the time of his death, and who with his wife and three children, also one brother, James A. and wife, and family, and one stepson, Harry Ford, and many relatives and friends, remain to mourn his departure. His married life was brief, covering a period 18 months. However, his domestic interest centered thereafter in the welfare of the widowed mother, with whom he lived during the remaining days of her life, whose Christian influence had much to do with the molding of his character. Devoted to wife, mother and son, both in affection and in the performance of duties. Having learned of the seriousness of his illness, the writer called at his home and during his stay conversation turned to religious subjects, and we mentioned the hope of the Christian and the great disappointment that awaits those who are unprepared and the answer was forthcoming with the assurance that the one thing needful had not been overlooked; that he had taken Christ into his life and that death had no terrors. There were many commendable traits in his life, his friendship was enduring, his faith In Christ identified him with the new Testament church. His activities lined him up with some of the leading moral and political reforms. He was not of a boastful spirit and sought not honors, rather of modest and conservative disposition, possessing a contented mind. His activities in secular affairs were related to agriculture, school teaching and merchandise. His life was a useful one and worthy of credit. He had many friends and few enemies. His life work is ended and while he has gone from us he will continue to live in our memories and our affections. This then our loss is his gain. The last farewell until we meet again.E.M. BAKER.
SMITH -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 18 Dec 1941, pg 8
Cory Lee SMITH was born March 30, 1863, near St. Paris and departed this life at eleven P.M., Dec. 8, 1941 at the home of his daughter, near Millerstown. He was the son of Solomon and Phoebe Dealey SMITH. He was united in marriage to Emma MAGGERT in the year of 1887. To this union were born two children, a son Harley of San Bernardino, California and a daughter, Mrs. Ray BODEY.
There are three grandchildren, Thurman and Richard BODEY and Mrs. Phyllis NICHOLAS and one great grand daughter, Joyce Ann BODEY. He is also survived by two brothers, Albert and Hawley, both of West Liberty, and an number of nieces and nephews.
SMITH -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 17 August 1939
Cory SMITH , 70, died at the Champaign County Hospital at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. He had been a patient there for the past week. Mr. SMITH was born near Rosewood and had made his home in that community all of his life.
He is survived by a brother, E. E. SMITH , of DeGraff, and two sisters, and Mrs. Laura JONES of London, Mrs. Etta KROUT of Belllefontaine. William SMITH of St. Paris is a nephew.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 p.m. from the Ira Frank funeral home and burial will be in Spring Grove cemetery.
SMITH -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 11 Dec 1941, pg 1
Cory Lee SMITH, 78, who lived on St. Paris R. 2, died on Monday of heart attack at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ray BODE. Mr. SMITH had been ill for two weeks.
The deceased was the son of Solomon SMITH and Phoeba DEALEY and spent his entire life in Adams township. He was survived by his daughter, Mrs. BODEY and son, Harley SMITH, San Bernardino, Calif.; and his two brothers, Hawley SMITH and Albert SMITH of West Liberty.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Richeson Funeral Home with Rev. Samuel Furrow in charge. Interment was in the Spring Grove cemetery.
SMITH -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 29 October 1942
Elmer Ellsworth SMITH , 80, whose home was four miles northeast of Rosewood died at 5:45 A. M. Monday in the home of his daughter Mrs. Stella CALLAND, DeGraff route two. He had been ill since September due to infirmities of advanced age.
In addition to Mrs. CALLAND he is survived by another daughter Mrs. Emerson BAILAR of the Rosewood community and two sisters, Mrs. Etta TROUT, Bellefontaine and Mrs. Laura JONES, Lewistown.
Funeral services were held this afternoon (Thursday) at the Calland home. Burial was in Spring Grove cememtery in charge of Bert Richeson, funeral director.
SMITH -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 25 Sep 1947
Mrs. Emma Frances SMITH, 72, wife of Elmer SMITH of St. Paris Route 2, died Friday enroute to Memorial Hospital, Piqua, following a heart attack.
Survivors besides the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Lome MUSSELMAN and Mrs. Jeanette GOLDSTEIN, both of Los Angles; two sons, Logan St. Paris, route 2, and Clyde, Covington, O.: two sisters, Mrs. Joe BERRY and Mrs. Frank ROBBINS, both of St. Paris: a brother, J.H. GUMPERT, Fletcher; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the Richeson-Wickham funeral home here. The Rev. Rex. G. Van Court, pastor of the Baptist church officated and burial was in Spring Grove cemetery at Millerstown.
SMITH -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 25 May 1944
Mrs. Flora SMITH has received word of the death of her brother-in-law, Foster SMITH , 60, which occurred Wednesday, May 10th, at his home in Toledo.
Immediate survivors include his widow Minnie and a son Foster, Jr., also of Toledo.
Mr. SMITH was well known locally being the sone of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. Y. SMITH who came to St. Paris with his parents when a small child and grew to manhood here.
SMITH -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., 9 January 1930
An automobile accident caused the death of Herman SMITH , Sunday afternoon about 1:30 o'clock when the Ford roadster in which they were riding skidded and overturned at the foot of the Millerstown hill, pinning both men beneath it.
No one witnessed the accident and just what caused it probably will be never know, and it is not posititively known which of the brohters was at the wheel. The wrecked car was found by Mrs. Anna KNULL, son, William and daughter, Mary Catherine, of Millerstown. They immediately summoned aid. When the car was lifted, Herman was found to be dead and Clyde was unconscious.
After Coroner D. David MOORE had been called to the scene of the accident the body of Herman was removed to the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer SMITH , residing about a mile south of where the accident occurred and Clyde was brought to the office of Dr. J. F. HAMSHER. He was found to have suffered cuts and bruises and a disruption at the base of the skull which has caused him to remain in a parital state of coma since the accident. When rational he states that re remembers nothing of the accident and was not appraised of his brother's death until Wednesday.
Coroner MOORE stated that a broken neck caused Herman's death. For about four years the young man had been in poor health caused by a disease of the liver which had brought on complications. He was operated uponn a number of times, but this brought only temporary relief.
During his long sickness he maintained a cheerful disposition and hopeful attitude, never complaining of his condition. For sometime he had worked with his father on the farm.
Herman SMITH was born on the farm September 27, 1905. He was educated in the Johnson township and St. Paris schools, having graduated from the local high school in the class of 1923. He had attained the age of 24 years.
Besides the parents he is survuved by two brothers, Logan of Toledo; Clyde of Covington, Ohio and two sisters, Mrs. Ernest MUSSELMAN of St. Paris and Miss Jeannette, student in the Jewish hospital, Cincinnati.
The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the St. Paris Baptist church, Rev. J. W. POORMAN being in charge. Interment was made in Spring Grove cemetery by Bert Richeson, funeral director.
SMITH -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 26 June 1924
Joseph B. SMITH , who died at Memorial hospital, Piqua, Monday morning at 8:15 o'clock, was buried yesterday on his 79th birthday. He was taken to the hospital Wednesday of last week, hoping to have life prolonged by the amputation of his right leg. The operation was performed on Friday. His left leg had been amputated July 28, 1923 on account of improper circulation caused from a wound received in battle.
Mr. SMITH was born in Page county, Virginia, June 25, 1845. He came to Ohio with his parents, James and Kathryn SMITH and located at Millerstown where he spent the remainder of his life excepting the time he was in the U. S. Military service and the last three years that he lived in St. Paris.
He enlisted in Co. C., 12th Ohio Cavalry at Urbana under Captain HUNTER and served through the Civil War. His horse was shot from under him and he was wounded at the battle of Kenesaw Mountain.
On September 6, 1877, he was united in marriage to Eliza Jane NICHOLES; who proceeded him in death 12 years ago. The surviving children are: Cory M. SMITH of Hamilton, Laura OODY of Urbana; Wilbur SMITH , R. R. D. 4, St. Paris; George Lee SMITH of Millerstown and Neva, who provided a good home and cared for her father. One sister, Mrs. Nancy SAGER of Tremont and one brother, Henry SMITH of this place survive together with eleven grandchildren.
Mr. SMITH was a member of the Millerstown Baptist church. Until he retired, he always followed the occupation of a farmer.
The funeral services were conducted from the Myrtle Tree church on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Samuel FURROW was in charge and was assisted by several other ministers. Interment was in charge of Lowell Jones, Undertaker and was made in Myrtle Tree cemetery.
SMITH -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 21 Aug 1941, pg 1
Funeral services for Mrs. Lenna SMITH, 69, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Thackery Lutheran church with Rev. George F. Dittmar, pastor of the church in charge. Burial will be in Ferncliff cemetery at Springfield.
mrs. SMITH passed away Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. at her home in Thackery from a heart ailment. She is survived by her husband, Elmer SMITH, two daughters, Mrs. Clarence BILLHIMER and Mrs. Harry DIBERT, both of Thackery and one brother, Frank WELCHAUS of Springfield.
SMITH -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 15 April 1926
Wilbur J. SMITH , who suffered a stroke of paralysis while driving his machine on Tuesday of last week, died last night without ever regaining consciousness. He died at the Luther BEATTY home south of town where he was first taken after his misfortune.
The funeral services will be held from the St. Paris Baptist church, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Samuel FURROW of Springfield. Burial will be made in Spring Grove cemetery with Bert Richeson, undertaker, in charge.
Mr. SMITH was the son of Joseph and Eliza Jane SMITH and was born east of St. Paris, October 14, 1891. He had always lived in this locality and followed the occupation of farming. He was married to Hazel APPLEGATE April 14, 1914. To this union was born three children, Richard, Charles and Marie. Two sisters, Mrs. Laura MOODEY of Urbana, and Mrs. Francis FURGESON of Millerstown, also survive together with two brothers, Cory SMITH of Hamilton, and George of Millerstown. Three sisters and two brothers are dead.
SNIDER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 11 Dec 1941, pg 1
Mrs. Mary E. SNIDER, 75 of Springfield, died Tuesday at her home. She was discovered by her son, Emmett who went for a visit at her home. Funeral services were held in Springfield this afternoon in charge of Rev. C. A. Rowand.
Mrs. SNIDER was survived by five brothers and two sisters. Two brothers of this vicinity are Mr. Clifford BALLENTINE, St. Paris, Alpha BALENTINE, St. Paris, R. 2 and Mrs. Rose BAKER, a sister.
SPURGUR Urbana Daily Citizen August 15 or 16th 1995
Frances E. Spurgur, 77, 225 Freeman Avenue, Urbana, died at 5 a.m., Wed Aug. 16, 1995 in her residence. She was born on Aug 17, 1917 in Champaign Co. the daughter of Jesse and Lydia (Taylor) Evilsizor. She was a member of Lagonda Avenue United Methodist church, Springfield. She is survived by eight nieces and nephews; and one brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Martha F. Evilsizor, Urbana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Spurgur, a sister, Beatrice Kohn, and 2 brothers, Donald and Loren Evilsizor. Friends may call from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, in the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery.
STAYMAN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 3 Jan 1929, pg 1
The death of James E. STAYMAN occurred at the old Stayman hoe - four miles north of Rosewood at 3:30 Saturday morning. Five weeks prior to his death, Mr. STAYMAN had undergone an operation at Grant Hospital, Columbus, where it was found that he was suffering with cancer of the liver.
He was born on the farm where he died 57 years ago and for twenty years was a school teacher in Adams township and St. Paris Grain Company in 1916. In February 1919 he bought a half interest in an elevator in La Rue, OH. A few years ago he sold his interests there and bought an elevator at Fama and moved to Rockford near that place. here he resided until taken ill.
He was married to Ada NEAL from which union one daughter, Miss Margaret, a nurse at Grant hospital, survives together with the wife. Four brothers, Dennis at whose home he died; Alva of an Urbana R.R., Clyde of St. Paris and Arthur of Connecticut, and two sisters, Mrs. Thomas SPEECE of Rosewood, and Ida, at whose home he died.
Mr. STAYMAN was a member of the Rockford M.E. church and of the Knights of Pythas lodge at Quincy.
Funeral services were held from the home where he died, Monday afternoon at two o'clock in charge of Rev. Petry of Hamilton. Burial followed in the DeGraff cemetery.
. STEPHENS -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs.
14 Nov 1940, pg 1
John M. STEPHENS, 87, died Monday at 10 P.m. at the Lehman nursing home, north of Troy, where he had been a patient for six weeks.
Deceased was a native of Christiansburg where he had spent most of his life following the painter's trade. He leaves two sons, J. W. STEPHENS, Christiansburg, and Hobart STEPHENS, Tipp City. He also leaves one brother, A. L. STEPHENS, Christiansburg. His wife died three years ago. Funeral services were held this morning (Thursday at 10 o'clock. Burial was in Honey Creek cemetery.
STEVENS -- ST PARIS ERA-DISPATCH, Thurs., 10 June 1887
Frank STEVENS died near Waverly, Kan., Sunday morning at the age of 35 years. He was sick for a long time, and was buried there on Monday. He left a wife and two children, and many relatives here. He was a brother of Hamilton STEVENS and a son-in-law of Elias Beatty, of Jackson tp.
STEVENS -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 31 July 1919
Prudence, the wife of M. O. STEVENS, living six miles south of St. Paris, died from the effects of cancer July 24 at 10 o'clock p.m. She had been ill since late last year.
Mrs. STEVENS was the daughter of James and Elizabeth BECK and was born in Jackson township July 1, 1862 She spent her entire life in the vicinity of St. Paris.
Her marriage to M. O. STEVENS was blessed by the birth of a son, Marley, who survives together with the husband. Two sisters and three brothers are also living. They are: Mrs. W. D. JENKINS, Miss Maria BECK, Charles, John and James BECK.
Mrs. STEVENS was a member of the Newson Chapel church and was held in high esteem by every one who know her.
The funeral services were held the home Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial took place in Newson cemetery.
STRAUB -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 7 May 1942
Mrs. J. E. STRAUB, 70, died at Memorial hospital Piqua, Wednesday at 6:00 P. M. She had been in failing health for some time and was taken to the hospital Saturday after suffering a severe heart attack at her home southeast of St. Paris.
Mrs. STRAUB was a member of the St. Paris Baptist church, The Home Circle and Class 7.
In addition to her husband she leaves one son, Clifford STRAUB, St. Paris; two grandchildren, Mrs. Harold STRAUB, Springfield and Jack STRAUB, Ft. Hayes; one sister, Mrs. Glendora PENCE, ST. Paris and three brothers, J. Emory KITE, R. M. KITE and F. F. KITE all of the St. Paris community.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 3:30 P.M. at the Ira Frank funeral home with Rev. A. O. LONG in charge.