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WALBORN Springfield Daily News, Wednesday, March 18, 1942, pg 14
Arthur WALBORN St. Paris - Arthur WALBORN, 67-year-old retired farmer, died in his home here at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. He had suffered a heart attack a week ago. Mr. WALBORN had moved to St. Paris about a month ago from a farm on Route 55 east of Christiansburg. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Charles AYERS and Mrs. Howard EATON of St. Paris; a son, Wesley, of Christiansburg; a sister, Mrs. John HOLTREY of Georgia and six grandchildren, including Richard AYERS, who made his home with Mr. WALBORN. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the Richeson funeral home here in charge of the Rev. A. L. LONG, pastor of the St. Paris Baptist Church. Burial will be made in Evergreen Cemetery. The body will be returned to the residence at 5 p.m. Wednesday and will be taken to the funeral home in time for services.

WANK -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 28 Jan 1926, pg 1
John WANK died on Sunday. The following life story was read at the services:
John WANK was born in Baltimore, MD, May 15, 1843.
Enlisted in the army from Champaign county July 20, 1861. Was mustered into service at Camp Chase, OH, to serve a term of three years in Co. K 26th regiment, Ohio Volunteers. At the end of this term he reinlisted in Co. E, 113th regiment of the Ohio Volunteers. he served through the battles of Chicamauga and Chatanooga and was wounded by an artillery shell in the battle of Lookout Mountain. he was with Sherman on his trip through Georgia, engaged in the siege of Atlanta and Savanah, and with his comrades shared the glory of the battle in which Lee surrendered, and finally discharged from the service on July 6, 1865.
He was married to Miss Eliza Jane ZERKLE on July 7, 1867.
Mr. WANK has been in ill health for the past nine weeks, and last Sunday morning at 3:30 submitted his life to God. Age eighty-two years and eight months.
He is survived here at home by his good wife, Mrs. WANK, a daughter Mrs. Charles SMITH of St. Paris, a son Chester WANK of Dayton, also a brother Zachariah WANK of Urbana.
He was a member of the local post of the Grand Army of the Republic, recently disbanded because of its rapidly thinning ranks.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday at the home, Rev. B. A. Morgan officiating. Burial by L. Jones at Evergreen cemetery.

Mrs. Malissa Ellen WARNER, 82, died Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at her home in Christiansburg after a short illness.
Born in Jackson township, the daughter of Elijah and Elizabeth GABRIEL she had spent her entire life time in the Christiansburg community. She was an active member of the Congreational Christian church in Christiansburg. Her husband, David WARNER, a civil war veteran, preceded her in death 20 years ago. Survivors are: two step-sons, Charles WARNER, Christiansburg and Cory WARNER, St. Paul, Minn.; three brothers, Albert GABRIEL of St. Paris route one; Grant and Henry GABRIEL of Christiansburg and two sisters Mrs. Nancy BALDWIN of St. Paris and Mrs. Viola FURROW of Troy.
Funeral serivces were held in the Congregational Christian church in Christiansburg, Tuesday afternoon, followed by burial in Riverview cemetery, Troy, in charge of the Ira Frank funeral service.

WARNER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs, March 14, 1946
Mrs. Margaret HELVIE WARNER , sister of Mrs. Fletcher BOLLINGER of this place, died at her home in Christiansburg, Monday at 4:30 a. m. after a few days illness. She was a native of Champaign county where she was born 80 years ago.
She was the daughter of George and Charlotte HELVIE, and was married to Chester WARNER , who died in Detroit in 1930. After his death the widow returned to Christiansburg where she was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving besides the sister, Mrs. BOLLINGER, is a brother William B. HELVIE of Christiansburg.
Funeral services were held in the Christiansburg Methodist church at 2:00 p. m. Wednesday afternoon Rev. Lester SCHLECHTY, Troy, officiating. Interment was made in the Honey Creek cemetery in charge of Richeson-Wickham Funeral Home.

WARNER -- ST. PARIS ERA-DISPATCH, Thurs 11 March 1887
Mrs. Susan WARNER , mother of the WARNER boys of Addison, died of old age at that place last Sunday, aged 78 years, 7 months and 12 days. Her funeral took place on Tuesday, Rev. HUNTER officiating. Interment at the Addison cemetery. She was a fine, old lady and leaves five children to struggle alone in this world without a mother's tender care.

Watkins, Roger E. – Sidney Daily News, Friday, 19 March 2010

Roger E. Watkins, 98, of Dorothy Love Retirement Community, passed away at 5:20 a.m. on Thursday, March 18, 2010 in Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney.

Roger was born Dec. 26, 1911 in Champaign County, a son of the late Elmer and Jenny (Worthington) Watkins.

He married Eileen Campbell on Dec. 23, 1933, and she survives in Sidney.

He is also survived by three daughters, Joyce (Richard) Peters of Sidney, Janice (Bill) Maxson of Conover, Irma (Allan) Greenwood of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Roger was a 1929 graduate of Rosewood High School, a farmer all of his life, and a member of the Greenview United Church of Christ, Sidney, where he served as a moderator of the Southwest Association of the UCC and the Ohio Conference.

He was a lifetime member of the Grange, where he was a former deputy of the Shelby County Granges. He was also a past president of the Shelby County Farm Bureau and sang with the barbershop quartet, The Clodhoppers.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Greenview United Church of Christ, 3041 Leatherwood Creek Road, with Pastor Darren Harvey presiding. Burial will follow in Fletcher Cemetery, Fletcher.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Suber-Shively Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St., Fletcher.

Memorial donations may be made to the Greenview United Church of Christ or to the Dorothy Love Life Care Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Webb, Barbara Ann Stone Reed - Urbana Daily Citizen, Saturday, 10 February 2007

Barbara Ann (Stone) Reed Webb, 75, died at her residence on Feb. 8, 2007, at 10:45 a.m. from an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 24, 1931, in Patiot, Ohio, to James Robert and Minnie Mae (Allbright) Stone.

Her first marriage was to Clarence Russell Reed (deceased). She had three children, Debra Ann (Louis) Boyd, St. Paris, Ohio, Charles Richard (Donna) Reed, Corinth, Ky., Carole Lee (Larry) Gehrlich, Wapakoneta, Ohio. Her second marriage was to Larry Webb (deceased) of Webbs Paint and Body Shop, Huntsville, Ohio.

Survive family members: half-brother Ferris Ivan Carter, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Deceased family members: sister Leona Gallinis, St. Paris, and Virginia (Ginny) Troutwine, Tenn.

Her hobbies included crossword puzzles and crafts.

Memorial services will be held Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at St. Paris First Baptist Church at 11 a.m. There will be no visitation. Her body was donated to Wright State. In lien of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society.

WELCH Urbana Daily Citizen August 15 or 16th 1995
Philip Jeffrey Welch, 6, Waterford died at 1 a.m. Aug. 12, 1995, in Children's Memorial Hospital Columbus. He was the son of Jeffrey Travis and JoAnn (Keiner) Welch. The funeral was held on Monday.

WELLER -- SPRINGFIELD SUN, February 14, 1977
(Urbana) - Miss Flora Helen WELLER, 91, formerly of 133 Julia st., Urbana, died Sunday morning while attending church services at the Christian Science Church, where she had been a member for many years. She has been a patient at the Champaign County Nursing Home for the past two years.
Miss WELLER was born near London, O., on Sept. 26, 1885, a daughter of Franklin PIERCE and Mary CLINGAN WELLER. She was graduated from Urbana High School and the John Hopkins University School of Nursing and spent early years as a nurse traveling throughout the United States. She retired from Wren's Alteration Department, Springfield, and was a seamstress in Urbana for many years.
Survivors include one brother, DeWitt WELLER, Urbana; one niece, Patricia BARNEY, Waynesville; two nephers, William F. and Merrill WELLER, both of Springfield, and a number of great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Her body was taken to the Hollingshead Funeral Home where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Services will be there at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday by John T. THACKERY, reader of the Christian Science Church. Burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery.

Franklin Pierce WELLER , 86, died at the home of a son, DeWitt WELLER , south of Urbana at 2 a.m. Wednesday. Death was due to infirmities. Mr. WELLER was born in Morgan County, Ohio on June 10, 1853, and lived in this vicinity for 56 years. At the time of his death, he was a retired inspector for the Pennsylvania Railroad, with which company he was employed many years.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth DALBY, Arcadia, Nebraska; two sons, DeWitt and Edgar G. WELLER ; a daughter, Miss Flora H. WELLER , Urbana; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Humphreys and Son Co. Funeral Home, with Rev. R.J. TURRELL, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Oak Dale Cemetery. The body was to be returned from the funeral home to the DeWitt Weller home this afternoon, where friends may call.

WELLER -- Copied from Clingan Family Bible
Mrs. Mary G. WELLER died at her home on Julia street last evening(March 18, 1909) at 6 o'clock after an illness of many years. Heart trouble was the immediate cause of her death. For 18 years she has been a sufferer and during all that time she greatly endeared herself, to all who knew her by her patient suffering. It was recognized from the first that there was little chance for an ultimate recovery, but her family and friends still hoped for the best. She leaves a loving husband, Frank WELLER, who has lavished all the care possible on her and the call of the death angel is especially a hard blow to him. Mrs. WELLER was born in Madison county, Dec. 11, 1847. About 24 years ago she was married and shortly afterwards she and her husband moved to Urbana, and have been living here ever since. Three children have been born to (the marriage), two sons, Edgar and DEWITT, and one daughter, Flora. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home.

WELTY    Troy Daily News July 20, 1973
Mrs. Margaret Ann Buckles Welty, 48, of 275 Miles Ave., Tipp City, died this morning in Stouder Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Granville and Estella Buckles. Surviving are her husband, Miller (Spike) Welty; one daughter, Mrs. Rick (Carol) Yetter, Tipp City; two sons, Doug and Jeff Welty, at home; one brother, Harold Buckles, Tipp City; and two grandchildren. A sister, Wilda Kerg preceded her in death. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Tipp City. She was also a teacher's aide at the Nevin Coppock Grade School in Tipp City. Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Frings & Bayliff Funeral Home, Tipp City. Rev. Fred M. Mark will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 4-9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Heart Fund.

Submitted by Mike Welty

Welty   Urbana Daily Citizen May 9, 1949
Mrs. Mary Jane Barnhart Welty, 56, of Christiansburg, died at 3 p.m. Saturday at her residence. Born March 11, 1893, in Virginia, she was the daughter of William and Irene Wray Barnhart. Mrs. Welty was a member of the United Brethren Church in New Carlisle. Survivors include four sons, Merle, Roger and Robert Lee, all at home, and Miller Welty, Jr. of Tipp City; one daughter, Mrs. Ronald Bishop of near St. Paris; one sister, Mrs. Orpha Leatherman of New Carlisle and four brothers, Wray Barnhart of near Tipp City, Herbert and James Barnhart, both of near New Carlisle and Russell Barnhart of near Springfield. The body was removed to the Richeson-Wickham funeral home in St. Paris where it will remain until time for services at 2 p. m. Tuesday in the United Brethren Church of New Carlisle. Burial will be made in New Carlisle Cemetery.

Submitted by Mike Welty

WELTY Troy Daily News March 2, 1978
Miller W. Welty, Sr., 79, of 1232 E. Hancock Drive, Deltona, Fla.and formerly of the Troy and New Carlisle area, died Tuesday at his residence. Surviving are five children, Miller Welty, Jr. of Tipp City, Merle of Troy, Roger of Florida, Robert of Christiansburg, and Mrs. Carrol (Mary Lou) Stewart of Florida; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Josephine) Hoover of Covington and Mrs. Hayes (Edna) Winemiller of Springfield; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Welty was a member of the First United Methodist Church in New Carlisle and was a retired employee of Frigidaire. Services will be Saturday 10:30 a. m. at Trostel-Chapman Funeral Home, New Carlisle, with the Rev. Bob Rogers officiating. Burial will be in New Carlisle Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5 - 9 p.m.

Submitted by Mike Welty

WELTY  Troy Daily News September 3, 1993
Miller Wayne "Spike" Welty, 69, of Deltona, Fla., formerly of Tipp City, Died Thursday in Deltona, Fla. He is survived by three sons, Greg Welty of Denton, Md.; and Douglas and Jeff Welty, both of Tipp City; three brothers, Roger Welty of Deltona, Fla., Merle Welty of Troy and Robert Welty of Christiansburg; and a sister, Mary Lou Stewart of Altamonte Springs, Fla. His wife, Margaret Buckles Welty, preceded him in death in 1973. Mr. Welty retired from A. O. Smith as traffic manager after 34 years of service. He was a member of the A. O. Smith 20 Year Club, and was on the board of directors and served as president of the board of the A. O. Smith Credit Union. A 1941 graduate of New Carlisle High School, he graduated from Sinclair Community College in 1972. He also was a member of the United Methodist Church, Tipp City; the First United Methodist Church, Deltona, Fla.; the 32nd Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton; the Tippecanoe Masonic Lodge; the Miami Valley Traffic Club; the National Defense Transportation Association; And the Delta Nu Alpha fraternity. Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Frings & Bayliff Funeral Home, Tipp City. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 5-8 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, Southern Ohio Chapter, 4150 Crossgate Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45235.

Submitted by Mike Welty

. WIANT -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 20 February 1947
Mrs. Hannah R. WIANT , 79, widow of Jas. B. WIANT , died Wednesday morning at 5:35 o'clock in the Champaign County hospital where she had been a patient for three weeks. Her health had been on the decline for some time.
The daughter of Michael and Elizabeth LUTZ NEFF, Mrs. WIANT was born at Terre Haute and had spent her entire life in this locality.
Those of the family who survive are three daughters, Mrs. Ruth JACKSON and Mrs. Helen BAKER, rural route Urbana; two sons, Wilbur WIANT, Urbana route four and Walter WIANT residing north of Urbana.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p. m. at Myrtle Tree Baptist church in charge of Rev. Samuel FURROW, with burial in Myrtle Tree cemetery in charge Richeson-Wickham Funeral Home.

WIANT -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 29 Jan 1942, pg 1
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. for Mrs. Hazel Mertie WIANT, 49, from the Bert Richeson funeral home with Rev. A. O. Long in charge. Burial was in Spring Grove cemetery.
Mrs. WIANT passed away Sunday at 9:10 P.M. at her home three miles southeast of St. Paris after being in poor health for the past two years. She was born October 12, 1892, and had spent her entire life in Jackson township.
She is survived by her husband, Wilbur; two sons, Dallas and Delmar, at home; her father, George E. PENCE, Jackson township, and a brother, A. C. PENCE, of Coshocton.

Wiant, Phyllis M. – Urbana Daily Citizen, Friday, 21 December 2007

Phyllis M. Wiant, 70, of Urbana, passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007 in her residence. She was born Dec. 20, 1936 a daughter of Robert and Charlotte (Smith) Wiant.

She had been employed by Siemens Energy and Automation Corporation.

She is survived by a brother and sister, Nelson and Katherine “Kathy” Wiant of Urbana, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, William Wiant, in 2006.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p…m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007 in Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg, Ohio, with Rev. Kevin Horrigan officiating. The family is being served by the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana.


WIBEL -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., 9 September 1943
K. Thomas WIBEL, 20, drowned in a lake near Fenton, Michigan, at 4:30 p.m. Friday while on vacation trip with two companions, Glenn MCBRIDE of St. Paris and Donald BELL of Quincy. The three boys were in a boat on the lake and were planning to swim. WIBEL dove into the water and it is believed hit in such a manner as to completely knock the breath from him. Efforts of his two companions to save him were without avail and his body was recovered two hours later.
Rev. Carl E. BROWN, paster of the Methodist church and Rev. A. O. LONG, pastor of the Baptist church officiated at the funeral services which were held Monday afternoon at the Ira Frank funeral home. Burial was in Evergreen cemetery.
The deceased was a graduate of the Johnson-St. Paris high school and is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur WIBEL, three sisters Mildred, Martha and Mary Louise, one brother Howard and his grandfather, Charles KIZER, all residing at the residence north west of St. Paris.
This is the second tragedy in the WIBEL home this summer, the first being the death of the grandmother, Mrs. Charles KIZER who died after taking poison by mistake.

WILEY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 28 Jan 1926, pg 1
Mrs. Marjorie Ann WILEY, 82 widow of Rolland WILEY, died at her home northeast of Fletcher, Sunday, at 4:45, after an illness of some time with heart trouble.
Funeral services were held today at 2 p.M. from the M.E. Church in Fletcher. Burial in Fletcher cemetery.

WILGUS -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., January 21, 1936
E. J. WILGUS, 89, native of Miami County, who was known as a land holder, stock dealer and real estate broker of Brown Township, succumbed to infirmities common to advanced age at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clyde DUER(?), in Piqua.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the J. C. Suber funeral home in Fletcher by Rev. G. B. CAIN of Conover. Interment was made in the Fletcher cemetery.
Wilgus, son of William and Sarah WILGUS, was born on the Wilgus homestead southeast of Conover, and spent his entire life in the same vicinity. He was united in marriage sixty years ago with Miss Emma MITCHELL and for twenty years the couple engaged in farming. Forty years ago WILGUS retired from farming and devoted his time to buying and selling land and dealing in livestock. He met with much success in this line and became widely known throughout this vicinty. He also enjoyed traveling and only two weeks ago returned froma seven-week tour in Florida. His decline in health was rapid after his return from the south, although he was confined to his bed only a few days.
The decendent was preceded in death by his wife and one son, the latter passing away in his early boyhood. Since the death of his wife, which occurred eight years ago, Mr. WILGUS has divided his time among his children.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Clyde DUER and Mrs. Charles BRADLEY of Piqua and Mrs. Earl DRAKE of Straudsburg Pa., one son, Foster WILGUS of Conover, seven grandchildren and one great-grand child.

Howard WILGUS, 69, a hardward merchant of Christiansburg for the past twenty years, and prominent in the affairs of the community, passed away at 9:30 o'clock Saturday morning at his home, two miles south of that village. Death was due to a heart attack following an illness of five weeks.
Mr. WILGUS was born in Lost Creek, Township, Miami County, December 27, 1866, and in early life, was a farmer. He was a Mason and a member of the Christiansburg M. E. Church.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Della WILGUS; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille FOLKER, of Lansing, Ill.; four sisters, Mrs. Daniel DRAKE of near Christiansburg; Miss Lydia WILGUS, Piqua; Mrs. Lewis ROBERTS, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mrs. David BUCHANAN, of Piqua; one brother, Carl WILGUSof Conover, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the residence, the Rev. Mr. MOFFETT officiating. Burial will be made in the Honey Creek Cemetery by Bert Richeson, funeral director.

WILGUS -- SAINT PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thursday, July 31, 1919
The death of William WILGUS, living 2 and one and a half miles south of Conover, occurred Monday morning. Funeral services were conducted from the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment was made in the Fletcher cemetery.
Mr. WILGUS was 82 years and 1 months old and was born on the farm where he spent his entire life. He was united in marriage to Mary THROCKMORTON. In 1864 having spent 55 years in wedded life. The wife and following children, survive; Mrs. Sallie DRAKE of Christiansburg; Mrs. Hannah LANE of Fletcher, Miss Lydia WILGUS, teacher in the Piqua schools; Mrs. Caroline BUCHANART of Fletcher, Mrs. Ellen ROBERTS of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Howard and Carl WILGUS. A brother, Michelas, is also living.
Mr. WILGUS was a member of the Methodist church, in which work he was always actively engaged. For many years he was a member of the Miami county fair board and held minor offices in his township at different times. He was one of the substantial citizens of his locality. He was a successful farmer and was possessor of an excellent farm.





















Wilson, C. Dean – Urbana Daily Citizen, Saturday, 23 June 2007

C. Dean Wilson, age 81, of Urbana, died at 2:15 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2007, in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana. He was born July 5, 1925, a son of Otto and Lenora (Colbert) Wilson.

Dean was a graduate of Concord High School and retired from Kelly-Duplex in Springfield. He was a member of Concord United Methodist Church, MacGrew Lodge Knights of Phythias in Westville, Champaign County Dairy Council, and had been a supervisor at the Soil Conservation Service. Dean was the 1948 and 1949 National Plowing Champion, and he also enjoyed fishing and snowmobiling.

Survivors include, two daughters: Sue (Ron) Gentis of Springfield and Carol (Dale) Bates of Urbana, a son David (Pam) Wilson of Urbana, grandchildren: Chuck (Lori) Gentis, Greg (Kelli) Gentis, Scott (Amy) Gentis, Lauren (Rich) Ziegler, Megan Wilson and Hilary Wilson, great-grandchildren: Ethan, Kirbie, Annie, Ashley, and Allie, sister-in-law; Kay Moffitt of Urbana, brother and sister-in-law; Max and Betty Moore of Urbana, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mabel Wilson, sister Ruth Dill and brothers; Donald Wilson and Robert Wilson.

The family will receive friends 4:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2007 in the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2007 with Rev. Wayne Engle officiating. Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Max Moore, Kermit Dill. Active pallbearers will be Chuck, Greg, and Scott Gentis, Joe and Ray Dill and Brad and Chris Moffitt.

Contributions may be made in Dean’s memory to Concord Community Center, 3263 SR 560, Urbana, OH 43078.



Wilson, Megan Elaine – Urbana Daily Citizen, Friday, 3 August 2007

Megan Elaine Wilson, 23, of Urbana, passed away unexpectedly in her home early Wednesday morning, August 1, 2007. She was born May 8, 1984 in Springfield, Ohio.

She is survived by her parents, David and Pam (Lemley) Wilson, two sisters, Lauren (Rich) Ziegler and Hilary Wilson, and maternal grandmother Roberta Clifton, two best friends; Lois Hannah and Brynner Feasel, several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dean and Mabel Wilson.

Megan was deeply loved by her extensive network of family and friends, including the co-workers and staff of Lawnview Industries of Urbana, where she enjoyed working for the past four years; the Concord United Methodist Church family, where she regularly attended and the Champaign County Special Olympics volleyball team and coaches. Her love and dedication of the sport of volleyball was apparent as she proudly helped her team earn the State Title in the 2006 State Special Olympics Competition. Megan graduated with the Graham High School class of 2002. She loved her family and friends, as well as her many hobbies and all animals, especially her own pets. Megan enjoyed puzzles, her beadwork, taking photographs, her stuffed animals, music, movies, and board games.

The family will receive friends 1:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 5, 2007 in the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 6, 2007, with Rev. Wayne Engle officiating. Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Megan’s memory to the Champaign County Special Olympics, P. O. Box 829, Urbana, OH 43078.



Wilt, Patsy Ann Dovel – Urbana Daily Citizen, Tuesday, 1 May 2007

Patsy Ann Wilt, age 70, of St. Paris passed away at 12:05 p.m. on Monday, April 30, 2007 in Mercy Hospital, Urbana. She was born on June 29, 1936 in Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Lucille (Johnson) Dovel. She married Harry “Shorty” Wilt on Sept. 10, 1955 and he preceded her in death on Sept 6, 1995. Two sons and daughters-in-law survive Patsy: Mike and Glenna Wilt of St. Paris, Rick and Janet Wilt of St. Paris, and one daughter and son-in-law: Kathy and Jon Rieck of Noblesville, Indiana, eight grandchildren: Michael, Jenny, and Samantha Wilt of St. Paris; Gretchen and Zach Wild of St. Paris; David (Jenny) Rieck, Amy, and Brian Rieck all of Noblesville; and two great-grandsons, Gavin Rieck of Noblesville and Jackson Smith of St. Paris. She is also survived by sister and brother-in-law Judy and Dick Kizer of Rosewood and brother and sister-in-law Bob and Mary Dovell (sic) of North Lewisburg. Patsy was a 1954 graduate of Urbana High School. She retired from Graham School District where she worked at Graham North Elementary as an aide. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 11 a.m. in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris with the Rev. William Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery, North Heck Hill Road, St. Paris. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.


WILSON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. March 14, 1946
Norman WILSON , aged 70, St. Paris Route One died Wednesday at 3:00 a. m. in the Champaign County hospital, following an operation. He was a farmer living on the Doddington farm north of Lena.
Surviving are the widow, Martha, and five step children. Mrs. Mary PRATT of Springfield, Mrs. Irene ANDERSON of Oklahoma, Mrs. Gerald BETTY of Texas, Mrs. Donna BARTLEY of Columbus and James ELLISON of Urbana.
Funeral services will be held from the Richeson-Wickham Funeral Home at 2:00 p. m. Friday with Rev. GOBBERTON of Springfield in charge. Burial will be made in Summerford.

Thomas J. Wilson
Again the pale horse and his rider have come into our midst and laid in death the beloved husband of Minerva Smail Wilson. The deceased was born in Harrison Township, Champaign County, Ohio, May 22, 1841, and died in Adams Township, of said county and state, Sept. 27, 1910, aged 69 years, 4 months and 5 days.
He leaves besides his wife, three brothers, one sister, several nephews and nieces, and a host of relatives and friend to mourn his departure. He was a noble and loving husband, true brother, a kind uncle and an affectionate brother-in-law. He was a good and upright citizen, a kind and accommodating neighbor. He was always glad to see everybody happy and prosperous, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to the needy. I was told by more than one they wished no better neighbor than he, and now realize the loss of his true, benevolent spirit. He made no profession of any religion, but I am impressed, knowing and being with him more or less for 35 years, that he leaned toward the Christian faith. I have never heard him express himself against any sect of creed.
But he surely possessed the spirit of the second great commandment, viz: Love thy neighbor as thyself, for I have known him to deprive and discommode himself to help others. We leave him in the hands of a just and righteous God, believing that He will reward him according to his good deeds while here on earth. Peace to your dust and heavenly bliss to your soul, is the wish of your affectionate brother-in-law,--William.

WILSON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 20 Nov 1941, pg 1
Funeral services for William Ellsworth WILSON, 79, were held this afternoon (thursday) at 3 P.M. from his late residence in Christiansburg. Rev. Leser Schlechty of Troy had charge of the services which were followed by burial in the Casstown cemetery by Bert Richeson funeral director.
Mr. WILSON passed away at his home Tuesday at 4:30 A.M. he was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge. he leaves a son Cleveland at home and two grandchildren, Harold FURROW of Troy and Kenneth FURROW of Christiansburg and one sister, Clara WILSON of Springfield.

WHITE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. October 9, 1947
Lewis Monroe WHITE , 81, retired carpenter, died at 8 a.m. Thursday at the home of a niece, Mrs. Fred WASHBURN, with whom he resided a mile south of Christiansburg. There are no immediately family survivors.  
A native of Vinton County, Mr. WHITE was a former Washington C................................

WINTRODE -- Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH, 23 Dec 1931:
John Allen Wintrode, husband of Estrell Tucker Wintrode, father of Harold and Lillian, Loren and Hazel. Dec. 20. Remains at Walter C. Ramel Co. Funeral Home, 9409 Euclid Ave., where services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 23, at 4:30 p.m.
NOTES: John Allen WINTRODE was a son of Jacob Jackson WINTRODE (1835-1921) & Phebia "Phebe" Jane STARRICK (1844-1895) - John b 21 Nov 1869 West Middleburg Logan Co., OH - d 20 Dec 1931 Ridgecliff Sanitarium, Wickliffe, Lake Co, OH - buried 24 Dec 1931 Concord Church Cemetery, Concord Township, Champaign Co., OH.

WINTRODE -- Cleveland Plain Dealer Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH, 8 Feb 1960:
Estrell Tucker Wintrode (Madame Zindra), wife of the late John Allen Wintrode; mother of Loren and the late Harold; grandmother and great-grandmother. Friends received at the Dougherty-Boswell Funeral Home, 13613 Euclid Ave. at Superior. Services on Monday, at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Concord, O., on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Holy Family Cancer Home.

NOTES: Estrell "Stella" Vastus TUCKER was a daughter of Robert Charles TUCKER (1843-1917) & Lucy Ann McINTURFF (1853-1876) - Estrell was born 31 Oct 183 in Crane, Champaign Co., OH - 5 Feb 1960 Holy Family Cancer Center, Parma Cuyahoga Co., OH - bu 9 Feb 1960 with her husband, John Allen WINTRODE (1869-1931), and near her parents, Robert Charles & Lucy Ann, in the Concord Church Cemetery, Concord Township., Champaign Co., OH. - Estrell was a palm reader, fortue teller & entertainer with the stage "Madam Zindra"

WITTMER --Springfield Daily-News, Saturday, Apr 17, 1982
Edward WITTMER, 91, of 741 Walter St, Urbana, died at 3:45 am Friday at Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana.Born May 13, 1890, in Indianapolis, Ind, he was a retired construction worker. He is survived by a sister, Mrs Leonora PURVIS of Springfield and a brother. His body was taken to Littleton Funeral Home. There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 10:30 am at Ferncliff Cemetery by the Rev Randall Peters of St John's Lutheran Church.

WOLCOTT -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. June 13, 1946
Elizabeth Ann WOLCOTT , widow of O. P. WOLCOTT , died November 26, 1945, at St. Petersburg, Florida. She was born October 4, 1859, near Fletcher, Ohio, being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter SHANKS.
In 1878 she was married to Mr. WOLCOTT who preceded her in death in August 1941. They made their home on a farm south of Lena until 1923 when they moved to St. Paris. Both lived to celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary.
A son, Ward S. WOLCOTT , died in 1935. Mrs. WOLCOTT is survived by a daughter, Miss Helen WOLCOTT , with whom she lived, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Grace GOODE WOLCOTT of Michigan. A grandson, George WOLCOTT was killed in action in Paiju in 1943.
The body will arrive in Urbana Friday and will be brought to the Frank Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in charge of Rev. Harry MANNING. Burial will be made in the Fletcher cemetery.



Woodman, William John Jr. – Urbana Daily Citizen, Tuesday, 20 November 2007

William John Woodman Jr., 86, passed on to be with the Lord from Heartland Care Center on Sunday, November 18, 2007.

He was born January 18, 1921 to William J. Woodman Sr. and Ada Hendrickson Semmler.

He was a graduate of Westville High School and served in the United States Navy during WWII. He also was a member of the First Baptist Church of Urbana. He retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base assigned as a machinist/tool and die maker with the Air Force Institute of Technology where he won many awards for outstanding accomplishments and inventions. During his retirement, he enjoyed woodworking projects in his shop at home.

He is preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Charlotte Woodman Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Edith Jane Woodman; mother of his daughters, Nancy E. Twaits; daughters (sic), Barbara Joanne Detwiler, Virginia Alice Rueger, and Nancy Jo Buchanan; step-children, Debbie Mix, Brad Mix, and Greg Mix, grandchildren, Kristy Lynn Mayo, Bradley, Jeffery, Shawn, and Chad Detwiler, Brian and Brenton Rueger, Melissa Perry, and Paula Jo Watkins; and great-grandchildren, Brandon and Jared Detwiler, Kortney, Nikki and Corey Dailey, Sophia and Alessandra Rueger, and Taylor and Lexie Perry. Services will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. with a visitation 1 hour prior to service at the Jackson Lytle Williams Funeral Home, Springfield. Interment to follow at Ferncliff Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at HYPERLINK “”.

Woodruff, Merlin D. – Urbana Daily Citizen, Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Marlin D. Woodruff, 79, of Urbana passed away Sunday, December 30, 2007 in his residence. He was born August 13, 1928 in Urbana the son of the late Edgar T. and Addie B. (Zimmerman) Woodruff.

He was a 1946 graduate of Salem Local High School and attended the Repperts Auctioneer’s School in 1948. He is a lifetime member of Kingscreek United Methodist Church and was on the Board of Directors for Peoples Savings and Loan for 34 years. Throughout his lifetime Merlin was a very giving individual. His favorite sponsorships were a local Little League Baseball team, the Woody’s AC and the Champaign County 4-H boy of the year.

Merlin spent his career doing what he loved which was being an auctioneer. He could sell anything from household goods to farms and livestock. He started in 1949 at the Champaign County Fair, in 1950, he sold at the All American Dairy Show in Columbus, and in 1953, he started selling at the Ohio State Fair. Merlin became one of the most sought after auctioneers throughout the state of Ohio. He supported and helped with the sale of livestock at many other county fairs & state fairs. His hard work and passion for his career earned him many awards. He was very fond of receiving the Kentucky Colonel award for his efforts with the All American Dairy Show as well as the Ohio Auctioneers Hall of Fame. The Urbana Rotary Club Farmer of the Year Award and the Urbana Chambers of Commerce’s Citizen of the year to name a few.

He enjoyed golf and his family.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary J. (Clyburn) Woodruff, his son, Chris T. (Janene A.) Woodruff of Urbana, his daughter, Karen L. (Alvin J.) King of West Liberty, his gr4andchildren, Addie J. King of Dayton, Ashley J. (Jason) Ballard of Catawba, Alex J. King of Fairfield, OH, Craig P. (Tricia) Woodruff of Urbana and Erin L. (Bob) Jones of Cable; his great-grandchildren, Blake Ballard, Hunter, Jacob & Gavin Woodruff; his brother, Roland E. (Betty) Woodruff of Urbana, a brother-in-law, Bob Dorsey of Urbana, a sister-in-law, Polly Woodruff of Cable and numerous nieces and nephews of several generations.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Philip H. Woodruff and a sister, Betty Dorsey.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 in the Vernon Funeral Home, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2008 in the funeral home with Rev. David Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Kingscreek Cemetery, Urbana. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Champaign County 4-H, the Donor’s Local FFA Chapter or to Kingscreek United Methodist Church.


WREN -- Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 21, 1941 (Union City, Ind.)
Father of Union City woman passes away.  William Wren, 88, former Ansonia, Ohio restaurant owner, and at one time marshal of the neighboring town, died at 7:15 p. m. Wednesday at the home of a step-daughter, Mrs. Ray Beachler, at 615 Walnut street, Greenville, O., after a three months' illness. Wren, a native of Champaign county, O., was the last of a family of 11 children.  Besides the step-daughter, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Robert Jellison, of Union City, Ind.and Clyde Spelman, of Piqua, O.; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted from Miller funeral home in Greenville at 2 o'clock this afternoon with Rev. Martin Wagner officiating. Burial will be in the Ansonia cemetery. (Miller Funeral Home records state that William Francis Wren was born Sept. 12, 1853, Champaign Co., OH, the son of Samuel Wren, b. Germany, and Rachael Hoover, b. Germany. His living spouse was named here as Golda Wren of Greenville.)

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