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(Also be sure to check the Clark County Ohio OBITUARIES as well, as many of the families are the same, and they will not be repeated here)

SURNAMES of Deceased as Listed (Alphabetically):
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z


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ADAMS -- SPRINGFIELD NEWS-SUN, Sunday, July 5, 1970
Urbana -- Mrs. Rowena ADAMS, 76, of 429 Buckeye St. died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday in her residence. She had been in failing health for a number of years.
She was born in Anna, O., June 23, 1894, daughter of Elijah and Stella COPELAND. She was a member of St Paul AME Church.
Survivors include her husband Harold M. ADAMS; daughter, Mrs. Edward (Evelyn) HOWELL of Urbana; son, Thomas ADAMS of Dayton; brother, Clint COPELAND of Anna; sister, Mrs. Frances WHITE of River Rouge, Mich., and two grandsons, 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews. One son and daughter preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the James Harvey Funeral Home, Urbana, from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. The body is to be taken to the St. Paul AME Church at noon Tuesday for services at 2 p.m. with Rev. Wesley MATHEWS, pastor, presiding. Burial is to be in Oak Dale Cemetery.

ANCY --Urbana Daily Citizen August 15 or 16th 1995
Linda Sue Ancy, 50, Forth Worth, Texas, died on Monday Aug 14, 1995 in Ft. Worth Tx. She was born on Nov 13, 1944, in Urbana, the daughter of Martin Melvin and Violet Iona Wood Fox. She was a graduate of Urbana High School, and worked for the U.S. Air Force for 12 years before moving to Texas in 1974. She worked for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance for four years, General Dyamics for 15 years, and the city of Fort Worth for 2 years. She enjoyed cooking, horse racing and football and was an avid fan of Texas Christian University athletics. She is survived by her husband, Jim Ancy, Fort Worth, three step sons, Mike Ancy Burleson of Texas, and Jon and Steve Ancy both of Ft. Worth, a step daughter, Suzanne Ancy Austin,...........this is where the page ends

APPLE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 9 January 1930
Word was received by Perry F. APPLE of the death of Jacob APPLE at his home at Midland, Michigan, on January 1. The funeral was held last Friday with burial at that place.
Mr. APPLE was 75 years of age and was the son of David and Katherine KNULL APPLE, pioneer residents of this locality. He is survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter.

AMMON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. April 3, 1890
Mrs. Wm. AMMON , aged about 69 years, died Saturday. She has been ailing for several years and fell recently while walking across the floor of her home, dislocating her shoulder. It is thought she was paralyzed since then, which hastened her death. She was a sister of Mrs. Joseph BUROKER and a highly esteemed lady. The funeral was held Monday at the Millerstown Baptist church. Rev. J. T. Kite officiated. Interment at Spring Grove. Mr. AMMON , her husband, is very low and not expected to live.

APPLE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 7 August 1924
Solomon APPLE Jr., son of Solomon APPLE Sr., and Catherine SNAPP APPLE, was born in Jackson twp., Ohio, June 11, 1835 and departed this life July 29, 1924 at the age of 89 years one month and 18 days.
Mr. APPLE was the third child, the second son, but was the last of his family to be called in his ripe old age, two of his brothers and sisters dying in infancy and others around the age of 70 to 72 years.
Born and reared in Jackson twp., he received his education in a little log school house in that neighborhood and from the days of his youth was a helpful factor in the development of the home farm and the life of the community.
On September 25, 1861 he was married to Miss Francis KESLER by the Rev. Chas. G. REICHERT. To this union was born one son, Perry Franklin.
All of his married life, excepting about two years was spent on the farm where he died. His wife died about ten years ago. For the last seven years his granddaughter, Mrs. Oto GIBSON has made her home with him and kept house for him.
Mr. APPLE united with the Lutheran church by baptism on July 8, 1835 under the pastorate of Rev. Mr. Phillip PENCE. He was confirmed in the faith of the Evangelical Lutheran church on the 2nd of October by the Rev. Mr. G. B. SHAEFFER and remained true to his vows until death.  He leaves to mourn their loss, one son, Perry, one granddaughter, and one great-granddaughter, together with a host of friends.

ARBOGAST -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 22 April 1943
Mrs. Ella RICHESON ARBOGAST , 87, died at 11 p.m. Sunday at her home in Christiansburg.
She was born in Champaign county and had spent her enitre life in Christiansburg. She was the widow of Arthur ARBOGAST .
Survivors include two sons C. C. ARBOGAST , St. Paris and E. C. ARBOGAST , Dayton and a brother, J. C. RICHESON, St. Paris.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the residence and were conducted by Rev. A. O. LONG. Burial was in Honey Creek cemetery in charge of Bert Richeson funeral director.

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

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

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

BAKER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, 12 Jan 1933
Nancy Regina BAKER, wife of John BAKER, died at her home on East Poplar Street Wednesday evening at 4:35 o'clock. Mrs. BAKER had been ill only a few days and her death was the result of heart failure.
Mrs. BAKER was born in St. Paris May 8, 1864, being 68 years of age. She was the daughter of Lewis and Lydia KESSLER DESH. Her entire life was spent here, where she was united in marriage to John BAKER.
The husband and the following children survive: Miss Ethel BAKER, at home; Walter BAKER, Benton Harbor Mich.; Mrs. Mary PRINCE, of Columbus; Herman BAKER, Ontario Calif., and Albert BAKER, Charlestown, W. Va. One sister, Mrs. G. W. WALBORN of Urbana, Route 6, is also living.
For many years Mrs. BAKER was a member of the Reformed Church and was active in the Ladies' Aid Society and other Phases of church work. Mrs. BAKER was an unusually industrious woman, and was ever devoted to the interests of her family. Her passing will be lamented by a wide circle of friends.
The funeral services will be conducted from the residence by Rev. H. Edward Hamme of the Lutheran Church on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery by Bert Richeson, funeral director.
BAKER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. June 4, 1942
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Congregational Christian church in Christiansburg for Samuel BAKER , 82, who died Friday afternoon in University hospital, Columbus, where he had ben a patient for the past two weeks. Burial was in Newson Chapel cemetery in charge of Bert Richeson funeral director. Pallbearers were O. M. SHEPARD, Delbert DAVIDSON, George BROWN, Herman HOLLIS, Asa HARVEY and Earl FURROW.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Grace HUSSEY and a son, Allen BAKER both living in Dayton.
BAKER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 31 January 1936
Mrs. Simon BAKER, 27, popular young mother of Terre Haute, passed away at the Champaign County Hospital at Urbana at 3 o'clock this morning of burns suffered yesterday morning at her home when her clothes became ignited as the result of a mishap while cooking. Both Mr. and Mrs. BAKER were removed to the hospital for treatment, the mother being more severely burned.
Mrs. BAKER's wounds were inflicted while she was cooking meat on a kerosene stove. When it boiled over onto the stove burner the flames spread rapidly throughout the room due to the heavy content of grease, and in her attemp to extinguish the blaze her clothes became ignited. Every shred of clothing had been burned from her body when she and her husband were removed from the burning residence by neighbors. Both were lying on the kitchen floor amid the flames in a semi-conscious condition when found. Mr. Baker is reported today has having a fair chance for recovery.
Mrs. BAKER was a member of the "Westville Methodist Church" and was wlll known throughout this section, being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jason BAIR of Westville.
Surviving her are her husband, one son, Homer, 6, and a daughter, Helen, 5, in addition to her parents, two sister, Mrs. Edwin DAVIS, Springfield, and Miss Rugh BAIR, Urbana, and four brothers, A. J. BAIR, Jason Jr., Marvin and Raymond.
Funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Westville Methodist Church, the Rev. Fields of Terre Haute officiating. Rev. Charles FURROW, Urbana will assist. Interment will be made in the Honey Creek Cemetery by Frank & Barger, funeral directors.
BAKER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 8 Jan 1942, pg 1
William D. BAKER died Tuesday at 4:40 a.m. at his home, three miles southeast of St. Paris on his 79th birthday.
Survivors include his widow, Rose; four daughter, Mrs. Delbert DAVIDSON Christiansburg; Mrs. Walter WIANT, St. Paris rural route; Mrs. Cletus EVILSIZOR, Dayton rural route; and Mrs. Sterly ARCHER, Chillicothe; five sons, Clement and A. J. BAKER, Urbana rural route; Charles, Springfield; Delbert and Maynard, St. Paris rural route, and two brothers, Jacob, Urbana, and Irvin, Christiansburg; and a sister, Mrs. Charles PENCE, St. Paris.
The body was brought to the Bert Richeson funeral home where it remained for funeral services which were held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2 p.m. with Rev. Charles Crammer, pastor of the Dialton Methodist church in charge. Burial was in Tremont City cemetery.
BEATY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 2 June 1949
Mrs. Mary Angeline BEATY , 74, wife of Daniel BEATY , died at 1 p.m. Tuesday in her home following an illness of seven months.
Born October 19, 1874 in Mad River Township, Mrs. BEATY was a daughter of James and Rebecca ZERKLE KESSLER. Surviving besides her husband are three sons, Clyde, New Carlisle; James, St. Paris and Robert, Fenton, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Charles SPRIGGS, St. Paris, and a number of grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Richeson-Wickham funeral home, to remain for services at 2 p.m. today in charge of the Rev. Rex VAN COURT, pastor of the St. Paris Baptist church of which she was a member. Burial will be in Myrtle Tree Cemetery.
BEATTY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 23 April 1942
John Earl BEATTY, the four-mouth-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon BEATTY who live southeast of St. Paris died on Friday night from pneumonia.
In addition to his parents he leaves two sisters, the maternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mr. L. W. RUNKLE, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Harley BEATTY, all of the St. Paris community.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10:oo A.M. from the Bert Richeson funeral home with Rev. E. E. CRAMER in charge. Burial was in Mt. Zion cemetery.
BERRY -- ST. PARIS PRESS, Thurs., 16 January 1908
Lauren Daniel BERRY , youngest son of Elizha and Sarah BERRY , was born near St. Paris, O., May 18, 1884 and closed his eyes to all that is of earth, and his spirit passed to the dawn of a brighter day, January 7, 1908, aged 23 years, 7 months, and 19 days. He was united in marriage with Florence PIPER, September 26th, 1907, in Richmond, Ind., Rev. J. A. WADE, officiating. The tender ties of friendship, the sacred bonds of loving hearts have had their prospects shattered in the morning of life. In their brief married life, what joyful anticipations were had of the future. Alas! How soon summoned the beloved one to go hence. We tender to all the mourning relatives from many hearts, the most profound sympathy in this their hour of deepest sorrow, and direct them all to the Savior, the great burden bearer and sorrow sharer. A cheering thought comes to us, that those are faithful, some sweet day, sometime we will meet again, our loved ones, never more to be parted.
Reunion is certain, not under winter sky, but in eternal spring-tide.  The funeral service was held in the Baptist church and was very largely attended, Friday, Jan. 10, at ten o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. W. STITH, Rev. D. M. HORNER and Rev. E. S. WEAVER were present.
BERRY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., 22 June 1944
Mrs. Nettie BERRY , 53, of Marion, died Friday at 11:45 p. m. at Jane Case Sanatorium in Delaware after an illness of four years.
She was born March 14, 1891, to Mr. and Mrs. George SWEIGER in Champaign county. Sept. 12, 1912 she married W.J. BERRY . They have lived in Marion 25 years having gone there from St. Paris. Mr. BERRY now lives at the Kumfort hotel in Marion. Mrs. BERRY was a member of Fite Memorial Baptist church.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Kenneth W., with the Navy stationed overseas, Richard A., of Camp Cooke, Cal., two brothers, Ernest SWEIGER of Cleveland and Homer, address unknown, and one grandchild. One son preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Monday and burial was made in Marion cemetery.
BERRY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 19 December 1940
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Viola BERRY, 78, who was found dead at her home on Springfield street Saturday morning. Rev. A.O. Long officiated and burial was in Myrtle Tree cemetery. Rites were held in the Richeson funeral home.
Coroner Richard BRAND pronounced death due to natural causes, disclosing that she had died of a heart attack while listening to the radio in the living room of her home Friday night. A light was burning and the radio was turned on in the room where she was found lying on the davenport. She lived alone.
Survivors are a son, Floyd BERRY, Urbana Route 2; and four sisters, Mrs. Mattie BATDORF, St. paris Route 2; Mrs. Ella KITE, St. Paris Route 2; Mrs. Emma WARD, Urbana Rural, and Mrs. Jennie BATDORF, Columbus.
Mrs. BERRY was member of the Baptist Church and of the W.C.T.U. of St. Paris.
BIDDLE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., January 21, 1936
Funeral service for Mrs. Amanda BIDDLE , who passed away Monday, will be held at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. HAMSHER on South Spring-Street. Rev. C. O. DUTTON, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church will officate. Interment will be made in Evergreen cemetery by Frank & Barger funeral directors.
BLAZER -- SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS, Thursday, 17 October 1963
Mechanicsburg--Mrs. Jennie BLAZER, 78, of 71 S. Main st. died at noon Wednesday in Doctor's Hospital, Columbus, where she had been a patient for six days. She was the widow of John BLAZER who died in 1920.
Mrs. BLAZER was born in Union Township, Champaign County, March 14, 1885, and was a member of the Grace Methodist Church in Mutual and the Faith Council of the Daughters of America in Urbana. Survivors include a son, Lloyd of near Urbana, and a daughter, Mildred BLAZER in whose home she lived. In addition there are a grandson and a granddaughter.
The body was taken to the Skillman funeral home where friends may call and will be taken to Grace Methodist Church in Mutual at 12:30 p.m. where it will lie in state until 2 p.m. at which time services will be conducted by the Rev. Alfred CHAPMAN. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mutual.
BLUE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 17 August 1939
Mrs. Sarah Jane BLUE , 67, was found dead last Saturday morning at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John EATON, near North Lewisburg. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Mrs. BLUE had apparently been in the best of health and with the Eaton family had attended the Champaign County Fair on Friday.
The deceased was a sister of three Urbana men who have died in the recent past from heart attacks. These were Lewis, Thomas and Edward HILTIBRAN. Both Lewis and Thomas died of heart attacks, one while visiting a physician's office and the other while unloading a load of coal. Edward, the most recent death of the brothers, occurred May 15 when he was found dead in bed.
Survivors include four children, who are: Mrs. Wallace CLEM, St. Paris; John BLUE , Urbana; Harvey BLUE , Rosewood, and Mrs. John EATON at whose home she died. She also leaves four brothers, Fred, John and Joseph, all of Urbana, and Isaac.
BODEY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 3 April 1890
Daniel BODEY, an esteemed extownsman, died of consumption Thursday at the age of 56 years, 2 months and 13 days. He leaves a wife and daughter and many sorrowing relatives and host of sympathetic friends.
His funeral took place from the Millerstown Reformed church Saturday and was conducted under the honors of war, he being a veteran of the late Rebellion and a member of the H. C. Scott Post, which was represented at the funeral. Rev. RICHARDSON, of Westville, officiated. Interment at Spring Grove.
BODEY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 23 March 1944
Attorney E. L. BODEY died Monday at 6 p. m. in the Champaign county hospital as a result of injuries suffered in a fall at her home in Urbana.
She was born in Johnson township the daughter of the late David and Elizabeth GROVE, pioneer residents of Champaign county and was a life long member of the Lena Baptist church.
Survivors include a son, Attorney Lowell BODEY of Urbana, and two sisters, Mrs. Curtis FANSLER, Urbana and Miss Mattie May GROVE, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Funeral services were held this afternoon (Thursday) at the residence followed by burial in Spring Grove cemetery near Millerstown.
BODEY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs, 20 June 1910
Mrs. Naomi BODEY, widow of the late Christian BODEY, died at her home in this village Wednesday morning at 3 o'clock. The deceased was born in Coshocton County, Ohio, October 18, 1832. When about eighteen years of age she came to this county where she lived almost coutinually the balance of her life. She was united in marriage to James McALEXANDER, who died during the Civil War, leaving two children, Wm. E. McALEXANDER and Miss Lodina who made her home with her mother. Christian BODEY became her second husband, who died in December, 1907. To this union three children were born, E. L. BODEY and Samuel O. BODEY, of Urbana, and Perry BODEY, of Spencerville, Ohio. Mrs. BODEY was a most estimable lady and loved by a wide circle of friends.
The funeral will be held tomorrow, Friday, in the Lutheran church at this place at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, the Rev. HAMILTON, of Rosewood, officiating. Interment will be made in Evergreen Cemeter
Bollinger O.E.THE GAZETTE, Emporia KS–Nov. 1942--O.E. BOLLINGER DEAD--Ora E. Bollinger, 822 Merchant, a retired carpenter and contractor, died at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening (November 24, 1942) the Newman Memorial County hospital. He was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning.  Mr. Bollinger followed the carpenter trade for 45 years. He was BORN in ST. PARIS, Ohio, June 7, 1868, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. EPHRIAM BOLLINGER and came to Lyon county in early childhood. He moved to Emporia 18 years ago.Mr. Bollinger MARRIED Louie E. Hamilton in Neosho Rapids on MARCH 12, 1889. Mrs. Bollinger survives him. Besides his wife, he leaves six sons, HARRY BOLLINGER, Topeka; WAYNE BOLLINGER, Emporia; WILLIAM BOLLINGER, Atlanta, Ga.; VERN BOLLINGER, of Lottie, La.; HUBERT BOLLINGER, DeSoto, and FLOYD(SIC) LLOYD intended) BOLLINGER, Topeka, and two daughters MRS. HATTIE DAVIS, Reading, and MRS. LENA MARSHINSKY, Emporia. Surviving him also are two brothers, WILLIAM BOLLINGER, Emporia, and JOHN L. BOLLINGER, Neosho Rapids; three sisters, MRS. MARY CARPENTER, Emporia; MRS. ELLA ALLMAN, Oakland, Calif.; and MRS. CORA COWEN, Emporia; five grand-daughters, six grandsons, and one great-grandchild. A son, CHARLES, died in 1928. Mr. Bollinger was a member of the Modern Woodmen lodge.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Roberts-Blue Funeral home for O.E. Bollinger, 822 Merchant, who died Tuesday. Rev. Orio Choguill, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, conducted the services. E.J. Roberts and L.W. Raynolds sang, accompanied by Mrs. Glenn A. Blue. The pallbearers were five sons of Mr. Bollinger, HARRY, WAYNE, WILLIAM, HUBERT and LLOYD BOLLINGER, and a brother JOHN BOLLINGER. Burial was in the Neosho Rapids cemetery.

Out-of-town relatives who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. HARRY BOLLINGER, Miss BARBARA BOLLINGER and Mr. and Mrs. LLOYD BOLLINGER, all of Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM C. BOLLINGER and WILLIAM BOLLINGER, JR., Atlanta, Ga.; MRS. VERN BOLLINGER, of Lottie, La.; Mr. and Mrs. HUBERT BOLLINGER, CHARLES BOLLINGER and CECIL BOLLINGER, Eudora; MRS. BERNIE BERKEHISER, White City; Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM DAVIS, Reading; Mr. and Mrs. JOHN BOLLINGER and Mr. and Mrs. HAROLD HANCOCK, Neosho Rapids; FRANK CARPENTER, Hoisington, and MRS. GRACE CRAYL(sic) (CRAIL intended), Burlington.


BOLLINGER, SAMUEL CHAMPAIGN COUNTY PROBATE COURT ESTATE WILL BOOK C, PG 475 - "O-1815 had only adm. bond
Be it remembered, that on this 10th day of November AD 1866, there was produced in open court a paper writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Samuel H. Bollinger, late of Champaign County Ohio deceased and at the same time came Joseph Prince and Elmer J. Garrett two of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto, and in open Court on Oath testified to the due Executive of said paper writing as the Last Will & Testament of said SAMUEL H BOLLINGER deceased, which Testimony was reduced to writing and by them respectively subscribed and was filed with Said Will from which Testimony it appears and the Court finds that Said Will was duly Executed and attested and that the Testator at the time of Executing Said Will was of full age, of sound mind and memory, and not under any restraint. It is ordered by the Court that said Will be admitted to probate and together with the Testimony be Recorded at the Same time Mary Bollinger the widow elected to take under the Will. THE TESTIMONY IS AS FOLLOWS TO WIT: The State of Ohio, Champaign County ss:--Personally came into open Court Joseph Prince and Elmer J Garrett and after being duly sworn before and says that the writing now presented to the Court purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Samuel H.Bollinger deceased was signed and acknowledged by him to be his last Will and Testament in their presence--that they attested Said Will in the presence of the Testator by Signing their names as witnesses and that they verily believe the Testator at the time of Executing Said Will was of full age, of sound mind and memory and under no restraint........Signed: Joseph Prince; Elmer J. Garrett
Sworn to & Subscribed in Open Court this 10th day of November AD 1866--S___Judge & Clerk
THE WILL IS AS FOLLOWS TO WIT: State of Ohio, Jackson Township; Champaign--In the name of the Benevolent Father of all, I SAMUEL H. BOLLINGER do make and publish this my last Will and Testament.
First, it is my will that my just debts and all charges be paid out of my Estate.
Item 1st, I give and devise to my beloved wife in lieu of her dower the farm on which we now reside situated in Jackson Township Champaign County Ohio--containing about eighty four acres, observing the minority of my youngest child, afterwards to her thirds during her natural life--and the house hold goods and furniture which may be there on at the time of my decease also two cows, five hogs, six sheep and all the poultry.
Item 2nd, I give and devise the residue of my property to my children to be divided equally after HENRY M.BOLLINGER shall have paid my Estate One hundred and thirty three dollars for which I am his Surety, he having paid Eighty five dollars of the original two hundred.
Item 3rd, After my son Isaac comes of age my Executors shall sell my Farm giving one third of the proceeds to my wife during her natural life and dividing the other two thirds equally among my children.
Item 4th, It is my Will that my Executors shall finish my new Barn by laying the floors, making granaries and corn cribs.
Item 5th, I do hereby nominate and appoint my beloved wife Guardian of my son ISAAC until he arrives at the age of twenty one or intermarries.
Item 6th, I do hereby nominate and appoint SAMUEL BOLLINGER and GEORGE W. Bollinger Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby authorizing and empowering them to promise, adjust, release and discharge in such manner as they may think proper the debts and claims due me. I do also authorize and empower them, if it shall become necessary in Order to pay my just debts to sell by private sale or in such manner upon such Terms of Credit or otherwise as they may think proper all or any part of my Real Estate and deeds to purchasers to Execute acknowledge and deliver in fee simple.
In Testimony here of I have presence to Set and Seal this 29th day of May AD 1866. Signed & acknowledged by said Samuel H. Bollinger as his last Will & Testament in our presence and Signed by us in his Presence: Joseph Prince; Samuel Crow(?); Elmer J. Garrett--Samuel H. Bollinger (Stamp $2.50)
The Widow elected to take under the Will Oct 10th, 1866 --Journal No. H page 158 (Apparently this is all that was in #2438) FIFTH AND FINAL ACCOUNT Filed July 23, 1888 - Recorded Vol. 8 pg 163 - GEORGE W. BOLLINGER, Executor of the last will & testament of SAMUEL H. Bollinger deceased, being sworn says that the foregoing account is in all respects just and correct as he verily believes--signed George W. Bollinger; Sworn to and subscribed by said George W. Bollinger before me this 23 day July AD 1888 D W Todd Probate Judge; by L H Todd Deputy Clerk  The accountant claims credit for the following payments made in behalf of said Estate: Paid Voucher No. 1 - 9: 1 EPHRIAM BOLLINGER, Heir; 2 JOSEPH BOLLINGER, Heir; 3 SAMUEL BOLINGER, Heir; 4 Emanuel BOLLINGER, Heir; 5 ANNIE SLACK; 6 ISAAC BOLLINGER; 7 GEORGE W. BOLLINGER; 8 Heirs of HENRY BOLLINGER; $216.00 each; 9 Probate Judge this Acct $4.39 = Total $1732.39 -- Due Ex 24.39
BORST  SPRINGFIELD (O.) NEWS-SUN March 1989
ROBERT E. BORST 82, of 1010 North Main Street, Urbana, died at 11:33 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, 1989 in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana. He was born July 24, 1906 in Woodstock, Ohio, a son of Harry and Grace (HINTON) BORST. He retired in 1968 after 27 years service with the Ohio Steel Foundry. He managed the Econowash Laundry Mat in Urbana from 1959 to 1986. He was a member of the Urbana United Methodist Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 979 of Urbana, and Moose Lodge 1215 of Urbana of which he was the oldest member. He is survived by his wife, Viola E. (PERRY) BORST, whom he married April 13, 1938 in Urbana; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Wilma) HUFFMAN of Urbana; a son and daughter-in-law, Roger L. and Joyce BORST Sr. of Urbana; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Florence CONFER of Springfield; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen WARNER; a brother, R. M. BORST. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana with Rev. James R. Hartland officiating. Burial will be in Woodstock Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Family asks that contributions may be made to the Urbana Paramedics or the Cancer Association of Champaign County.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CALLISON -- SPRINGFIELD NEWS, Friday, 22 May 1959
James G. CALLISON age 43, a resident of Terre Haute about 24 years died at 7 AM Friday at Mercy Hospital, Springfield. Mr CALLISON was born 3-3-1916, son of Andrew and Alice Hubbard CALLISON . He was a member of the Terre Haute Methodist Church and a former employee of International Harvester Company in Springfield. He had been employed by Dingledine Trucking of Terre Haute for 10 years.
Survivors include his widow Esther and three daughters: Mrs. Sandra MASSIE of St. Paris, Miss Sue Ellen CALLISON and Miss Elizabeth Ann CALLISON both at home. He is also survived by four sons: Jerry L, Steven D. and Rodney D all at home and James D. of Urbana. Other survivors are his mother, Mrs Alice (CALLISON ) HARDMAN of Springfield, two sisters, Mrs. Mable CLINGAN of Tipp City and Mrs. Gladys LEONARD of Sharon, Pa and two brothers Clarence E. of Springfield and William E. of Springfield RT 2 and three grandchildren.
His body will be taken to Don A. Neff funeral home in Urbana where friends my call until noon Monday when the body will be taken to Terre Haute Methodist church to lie in state till time for the service at 2 PM Monday. Services to be conducted by Rev. Roland PERKINS, pastor of the church and Burial in Terre Haute Cemetery.

CAMPBELL -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. January 9, 1930
Following an illness of several months' duration, James CAMPBELL died Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jacob GUMPERT, south of Fletcher. He had been in failing health from complications for a long time and had recently been cared for at the home of his son, David, of Sidney and at his daugher's home. His wife has also been with them.
Mr. CAMPBELL was the son of David and Catherine CAMPBELL and was born April 4, 1848. His marriage to Nancy Ann MAGGERT took place in St. Paris, November 27, 1877. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary two years ago last November. They went to housekeeping on the farm on which Mr. CAMPBELLwas born, three miles north of St. Paris and where he resided until retiring in 1919 when he and Mrs. CAMPBELL moved to North High street, St. Paris.
The widow and three children survive. They are Mrs. Jacob GUMPERT of Fletcher; Mrs. Carl MITCHELL of St. Paris and David CAMPBELL of Sidney, Ohio. Four grandchildren are living together with two sisters, Miss Susan CAMPBELL of Fletcher and Mrs. Matilda JENKINS of Millerstown.
For many years Mr. CAMPBELLhad been a faithful member of the Reformed church at this place and was a man in whom every one had explicit confidence.
A brief service will be held at the GUMPERT home, Friday afternnon and at 2:30 o'clock services will be held in the Reformed church here.  Interrment will be in charge of Bert Richeson, funeral director, and will be made in Spring Grove cemetery.

CLAPP -- SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS, Thursday, October 17, 1963
Urbana--Albert L. CLAPP, 68, of Urbana, Route 3, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday in the Champaign Nursing Home where he had been a resident for the last three years.
Mr. CLAPP, who, prior to his retirement, had been employed by different farmers in the Urbana area, was born July 28, 1892, son of Gehile and Mandilla SNAIL CLAPP, in Randolph County, Ind. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. O. S. (Ruth) STEED of Grand Rapids, Mich.; two sons, Carl CLAPP of Battle Creek, Mich., and Glenn CLAPP, also of Grand Rapids; five granddaughters, and a sister, Mrs. Ethel JESSUP of Urbana. Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
His body was taken to the Neff-Walter funeral home in Urbana. Funeral arrangements are pending.

CODDINGTON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 6 May 1909
Elsa M. CODDINGTON , daughter of Alva L. and Lillian A. CODDINGTON , died in the afternoon of May 4th, at the home north of Conover. Her age was about seven and one-half years. The funeral was held today at the home at one o'clock. Interment at Fletcher cemetery.

COMER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 13 Nov 1941, pg 1
William Jackson COMER, 73, passed away at his home in Fletcher at 8 o'clock Saturday evening after being bedfast since last April when he suffered a paralytic stroke.
Mr. COMER a native of Champaign County had farmed most of his life and for many years reside near Lena. He was a member of the Lena Baptist Church and of the Men's Class of the Fletcher Federated Church.
Surviving are his widow Elinore; three daughters, Mrs. Worley EVILSIZOR, Piqua rural route; Mrs. Harold ROUSE, Urbana route 3; and Mrs. Luther EVILSIZOR, Urbana route 1; two sons, Robert DeGRAFF route 1, and Russell of Brown Township, Miami County. He also leaves a sister, a brother, 15 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Final services were conducted Tuesday at 2 o'clock at the Suber funeral home in Fletcher with Rev. Harry Manning of Lena and Rev. Edward Fischer of Fletcher officiating. Burial was in Spring Grove cemetery.

COOK -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs March 26, 1942
Double funeral services were held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2:00 o'clock from the Terre Haute Methodist church for Mrs. Angie RICE, 64, and her father, George COOK, 89, who died Tuesday at the Champaign County hospital just two hours apart.
Mrs. RICE died at 4:15 P. M. after a week's illness from pneumonia. She had been taken to the hospital at noon Tuesday.
Mr. COOK, a retired farmer, who would have been 90 years old on June 24th passed away a little after 6:00 P. M. following an illness of several days with pneumonia. He made his home with his daughter, Mrs. RICE, in the Cook homestead north of Tremont on the County Line road.
Mrs. RICE was a member of the Bowlusville U. B. church, the Tremont Grange and the Terre Haute chapter of the Daughters of America.  Survivors include her husband, George; three sons, Orval, Urbana route 4, Lester C., New Carlisle and Lowell at home; two sisters, Mrs. Florence DAVIS, South Vienna route 1 and Mrs. Ava BRANNAMAN.
Mr. COOK is survived by a brother, Samuel, Spencerville, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. Mary RHODES, Urbana route 4.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. CARTER assisted by Rev. SINKS. Interment was in charge of Ira Frank funeral director. Mrs. RICE was buried in the Terre Haute cemetery and Mr. COOK in Ferncliff cemetery at Springfield.

CRABTREE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 27 Mar 1947, pg 1
Darius T. CRABTREE, 76, died at his home here at 10:00 p.m. Sunday after an illness of about six weeks.
He was a native of Pike county and was a retired farmer, having made his home in St. Paris for the past twenty-four years.
His wife, Elizabeth, preceded him in death three years ago. CRABTREE was a member of the Christian union church in Bethel.
Survivors include: four sons, Vallie J. and William E., both of St. Paris, and Herbert E. and Ray W., both of Sidney; three brothers, Samuel of urbana, Noah of Ladd, OH, and Daniel of Springfield, and a sister Sene LOCKE of Piketon.
The body was removed to the Frank Funeral Home where it remained until Wednesday when services were held at 2:00 P.M. Interment was made in Pasco cemetery near Sidney.

CROWLEY Urbana - Funeral services for Mrs. Nora CROWLEY of Urbana, found dead in a cistern at her home at 128 Washington av. Monday, will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be made in Oak Dale Cemetery. Coroner Richard M. BRAND returned a verdict of suicide by drowning after an investigation. Mrs.CROWLEY had been in ill health for some time. She was believed to have drowned herself sometime Sunday night.

CUMMINS  SPRINGFIELD (O.) NEWS-SUN July 1988
ELISABETH DILFILL CUMMINS,  72, of 439 East Court Street, Urbana, died Tuesday, July 26, 1988 in Kettering Medical Center, Kettering. She was born January 8, 1916 in Napoleon, Ohio, the daughter of Clarence W. and Carrie (GRIMES) DILFILL. She was a homemaker and member of the Urbana Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir for 25 years. She is survived by her husband, Robert R. CUMMINS; two sons, Mike of Defiance and Jim of Daytona Beach, Florida; three grandchildren, Kelly, Stacey and Jody; two sisters, Mrs. T.J. (Roberta) BRADY of El Paso, Texas and Mrs. E.P. (Margaret) ROBINSON of Long Beach, California; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 29, 1988 in the Urbana Presbyterian Church with Rev. Don Hilkerbaumer will officiate. There will be no visitation. The family asks that contributions be made to the American Heart Association.

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DAVIS -- ?
Albert J. SCHAFF of  707 West (?) Main Street Urbana, received a message Wednesday announcing the death of Mrs. Thomas DAVIS, an old resident of Urbana and Stanton township at her home in Winston (Weston) O. She was about 85 years of age.  The body will be brought to Urbana for interment overland on Thursday and services will be held at the grave in East Lawn, Mt. Hope cemetery at 4 o'clock.  Mrs. Davis' husband was formerly engaged in the implement business in Urbana with the late Robert BURRILL, on the site of Urbana-Lincoln hotel.  She left here about 20 years ago.

DAVIS -- URBANA DAILY COURIER, Feb. 8, 1905:
The funeral of the later Thomas J. DAVIS was held this afternoon from the First Methodist church, Rev. A. S. FLANIGAN officiating. Burial was at Mt. Hope cemetery.
Thomas J. DAVIS was born July 7, 1841 at West Liberty, Ohio, where he spent his early life, coming to Illinois in 1866 he located on a farm near Paston, where he resided something more than a year. Afterwards he removed to Champaign county, and after working for a few months for the Indianapolis, Bloomington and Western railroad company, now the Big Four, purchased eighty acres of land in Stanton township, where he resided until about the year 1893, when he removed to the city of Urbana, where he resided until his death, which occurred on Monday morning, Feb. 6, 1905.
On November 19, 1868 he was married to Susan J. HARPER. To this union were born five children: Mrs. Frances STEVENS of Somers township, G. M. DAVIS of Stanton township, Mrs. M. V. DUNCAN, Freeport Ind., T. H. DAVIS who is living at home, and one son who died in infancy.
In his boyhood Mr. DAVIS united with the United Bretheren church and continued a member of the same until he removed to Urbana, when he joined the First Methodist church of which he was a member at the time of his death.
Mr. DAVIS , like many others of the early settlers of Illinois did much to assist in developing the country, and to such men the present generation of farmers owe a great deal on account of the early and successful efforts made by them to redeem the semi-swamp lands of this country, by a large expenditure of time, labor and money in properly draining and turning these lands to the high state of cultivationin which we now find here.
Mr. DAVIS was a man of sterling worth and a man of good business judgement. This his neighbors recognized, and for many years he held the offices of school director, township collector, road commissioner and supervisor in Stanton township. Some years ago he purchase quite a tract of land in Jackson County, Illinois in what is known as the Lake district, which investment proved to be quite profitable.
He was a good husband, and a kind and loving father. A clean man in every sense of the word; he was a man such as any community may well be proud to number among its citizens.

DAVIS -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 3 Jan 1929, pg 1
Walter DAVIS, 40; died Wednesday evening at 10:30 at his home just northwest of Christiansburg. Mr. DAVIS was ill about two weeks with flu and developed pneumonia which caused his death.
He is survived by his wife, Lola and two children. His mother Mrs. Joanna DAVIS, and one sister Mrs. Viola SANDERS of Conover.
Mr. DAVIS was a farmer and took orders for nursery stock. he was an energetic young man and will be missed by a wide circle of friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the home, in charge of Rev. McNeal of Eaton. Burial will be made in Evergreen cemetery; St. Paris, by Bert Richeson, funeral director.

DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 6 April 1944, pg 1
A.B.C. DEATON, 88, retired farmer died at his home one and one-half miles southeast of Lena, Wednesday morning at 6:30 o'clock following a short illness due to advanced age.
He is survived by eight children, four daughters, Mrs. C.O. HILL, christiansburg; Mrs. A.C. PENCE, Coshocton; Mrs. Neal McMORRAN, Quincy and Mrs. Martha SERR of Fletcher; four sons, Clifford of Lena; Marlow of Thackery, Herman of Troy route two and Edward of Conover Route one.
The body was returned to the residence where it will remain until Friday noon. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at three o'clock EWT in the Bert Richeson funeral home with Rev. Lester SCHLECHTY in charge. Burial will be in Newson Chapel cemetery.

. DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., June 13, 1946
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann DEATON , 84, native of Jackson township and widow of Willis DEATON died at 11:25 a.m. Saturday in a Columbus hospital where she had been a patient for the past 33 years.
The body was brought to the Frank Funeral Home where it remained until Tuesday when funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. in charge of Rev. KARNS. Interment took place in the Newson cemetery.

DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., 1985?
Miss Elna L. DEATON of 650 Orange Street, Coshocton and formerly of Piqua, Ohio died Wednesday in Coshocton. She was formerly employed in the Communications Department of Hobart Manufacturing Company, Troy. Survived by one sister, Mrs. Harmon (Florence) B. GROUP, Springfield; several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 10 AM Saturday at the Free Funeral Home, 309 South 4th Street, Coshocton. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 PM Saturday at the Casstown Cemetery with Rev. Frank J. WRIGHT officiating. Visitation from 6-8 PM Friday at the Free Funeral Home.

DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., April 7, 1932
Ezra DEATON , 84, resident of Christiansburg died at his home at that place Monday. He had been in failing health for the past two years and suffered paralysis Monday evening which caused his death.
He was the son of Hannah LEFFEL and George DEATON . His widow and a son, John, and three grandchildren survive.
He was married to Mary TULLIS and for many years he lived in the vicinity of Rosewood, afterwards moving to near Christiansburg and in recent years had retired from farming and lived in Christiansburg.
He was the last member of a family of nine children. He was a man that made many friends wherever he lived.
Funeral services were held from the Ira Frank funeral home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. SCHELECHTY of Troy, former pastor of the Christiansburg M. E. church in charge. Burial was made in Honey Creek cemetery.

DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., 3 February 1949
Funeral services for George W. DEATON, 86, former Christiansburg resident, were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the Richeson-Wickham funeral home.
Mr. DEATON, a retired school teacher, died at 8 a.m. Saturday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry R. STAFFORD, Springfield.  Born in Champaign county, the son of John Asbury and Lucinda Fuller DEATON, he had lived in Christiansburg most of his life. He was a member of the Methodist church.
Mr. DEATON had resided with his daughters, Mrs. STAFFORD and Mrs. C. H. ZIEGLER of Springfield, since the death of his wife, Mavilla LEFFEL, in September, 1934.
Surviving in addition to his daughters are a sister, Mrs. Fannie PARKER of Mentor; a brother, Marley L. of Neelyville, Mo., and a granddaughter, Mrs. Paul C. BUCHANAN of Springfield. Interment was made in Casstown cemetery.

DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. ? 1976
Hubert O. DEATON , 69, of 8315 E. Ohio 55, Casstown, died shortly after noon Tuesday at the Harry LITTLEJOHN residence on Cowpath rd., while he was shoveling snow.
He was born in Champaign County March 17, 1907, a son of William and Katherine GORMAN DEATON . He retired in March of 1971 from the Hobart Manufacturing Corp., Troy, where he was a machinist. He was a member of the Quarter Century Club, was a life-long resident of the Casstown area and attended the Assembly of God and Church of God in Troy.
Survivors include his wife, the former Erma SCHAEFFER; three sons, Hubert E., of Casstown, Paul R. and William D., both of Alcony; three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Joyce) CLARKSON of Alcony, Mrs. Jerry (Helen) CURTIS of Troy and Mrs. Robert (Betty) RUSSELL of Martinez, Calif.; one brother, Harold of Christiansburg; one sister, Helen E. DEATON of Springfield, 17 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Richeson, Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wiley W. MILLER, pastor of the Troy Church of God, in charge. Burial will be in Upper Honey Creek Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Thursday.

DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 15 July 1937
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Casstown Methodist Episcopal Church for Mrs. Ida DEATON , 77, widow of Milton DEATON , formerly of Christiansburg, who passed away at 12:35 Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles D. WOLF, of Zanesville, where she had made her home the past several years.
The remains were brought to the home of another daughter, Mrs. O. M. SHEPARD, of Christiansburg, Wednesday afternoon, where they were held until the time of the funeral today.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon, the Rev. Lester SCHLECHTY officiating. Mrs. DEATON was a member of the Casstown Church. Besides the two daughters, she is survived by one son, William DEATON , of Dayton.
Burial was made in the Casstown Cemetery by Bert Richeson, funeral director.

DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs June 14, 1956
Graveside services will be conducted tomorrow for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brant DEATON of Fairborn route 2 who died yesterday at the hospital at Wright-Patterson AFB. The infant had been born Tuesday
In addition to the parents the infant is survived by the maternal grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Charles LOVEJOY of Funderburg rd., and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. DEATON of Fairborn.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. at Fairfield cememtery with Rev. Lowell NIHIZER, pastor of United Missionary church officiating.  Friends may call at the Morris Sons funeral home here from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 23 Oct 1925, pg 6
J.M. DEATON, 76, died at 8:30 Friday evening in his home in Christiansburg, death being attributed to dropsy. Mr. DEATON had suffered a stroke of paralysis eight years ago and since that time there had been a general decline in health.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Methodist church in Christiansburg. The pastor was assisted by Rev. John YANTIS, pastor of the Christian church. Burial was made in the Honey Creek cemetery.
On December 5, 1875, Mr. DEATON was married to Jennie LANE. Five children were born to this union, Retta, Lille P., W. B. F., Judson and Minnie DEATON.
Surviving are the widow and two children, Mrs. Minnie D. DIMOND of Cincinnati and Judson DEATON. Two brothers; Samuel DEATON, Christiansburg, Benjamin DEATON, Lena, and one sister, Lottie HELVIE, Christiansburg.
Mr. DEATON was a farmer and was actively engaged in agriculture until eight years ago when he retired on account of ill health. At that time the family removed to Christiansburg and have since resided there.

DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 20 June 1910
Mrs. John E. McMORRAN was in Springfield Saturday attened the funeral of a cousin John DEATON , who was a citizen of St. Paris some thirty years ago. The funeral services were in charge of Rev. LEAVER, who was the Methodist minister at this place when the deceased lived here. Mr. DEATON conducted a milliner store in Springfield. The remains were taken to Dayton for burial.

DEATON -- June 30, 1910
John W. DEATON , one of Springfield's prominent business men, passed away Thursday night, the 23rd, at 10:30 o'clock, at his residence 415 South Plum street. He had been ill for some time with kidney and stomach trouble, and during the recent weeks his condition was considered serious.
For the past fifteen years, Mr. DEATON has been a proprietor of a milinery establishment on East High street, and was widely known. He was 58 years of age, and is survived by his widow, three brothers, Milton DEATON , of Troy, Ohio; Ezra DEATON , of St. Paris; Willis G. DEATON , of Dayton, and two sisters, Mrs. S. E. TULLIS, of Nelsonville, Ohio, and Mrs. M. KITE, of Dayton, Ohio.
Funeral was held Saturday at 1:30 p.m., from the residence. Burial at Woodlawn cemetery, Dayton.
Mr. DEATON was also the proprietor of a millinery store here, and was known to many. The store for the past two hears was in the hands of Miss STAFFORD. It is now for sale.

DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 11 Aug 1950
Mrs. Mabel West DEATON, 71, of 414 College Way, Urbana, died at 11 a.m. Monday in Stouder Memorial hospital, Troy. She was the widow of Attorney Sherman S. DEATON, who died in Urbana in 1942.
A native of Jaskson township, Champaign County, she was a daughter of George and Ellen Breslin WEST. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Blanche JOHNSTON, St. Paris, Route 1, and a nephew, Robert JOHNSTON, Dayton.  
The body was taken to the Richerson-Wickham funeral home where the Rev. Samuel FURROW of Urbana conducted services at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial was made in Evergreen Cemetery.

DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. ? 1978
Mrs. Orphia I. DEATON, 66, of 8673 E. Ohio 41, Troy, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday in Stouder Memorial Hospital, Troy. She had been a heart patient there for 10 days and had been in ill health for six months.
She was born June 13, 1912, in Pike Township, Clark County, a daughter of Clarke and Ella Zinn OVERHOLSER. Mrs. DEATON and was a member of Cove Springs Christian Church and Cove Springs Grange. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse.

DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 5 September 1929
Samuel H. DEATON, a well known farmer living near Christiansburg, passed away at his home Wednesday morning at 7 o'clock.
Mr. DEATON was born in Clark county, April 5, 1846. He was the son of Samuel and Nancy CARMIN DEATON. He had been ill with heart trouble for the past year.
Mrs. DEATON, his wife, passed away sixteen years ago. He is survived by the following children: Willey of Christiansburg; Mrs. Chas. WARREN of Christiansburg; William of Piqua; Mrs. Ola LEONARD of Thackery; Charles of St. Paris, R. R.; also a brother, Ben DEATON of St. Paris R. R.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 from the Upper Honey Creek church with Rev. YANTIS of DeGraff in charge. Burial will be made in the Honey Creek cemetery by Bert Richeson, funeral director.

DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 22 April 1937
William Clyde DEATON, 57, Is Interred Monday at Newson Chapel Cemetery Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, for William Clyde DEATON, 57, building and cement contractor, who died at 1 o'clock Saturday morning at his home in Christiansburg. He had been in poor health for two years and had been bedfast for nineteen weeks.
Mr. DEATON was born near Christiansburg and had lived in this community most of his life. He spent a few years in Springfield, Ohio, and Florida. He was a member of the Christian Church of Springfield.
Besides his wife, Mrs. DEATON, he leaves his mother, Mrs. James DEATON, of Piqua, and four sisters, Mrs. Elsie BYERLY, of Springfield; Mrs. Florence GROUP, of New Carisle, and Misses Edna and Elizabeth DEATON of Piqua.
Funeral services were held at ?? o'clock, Monday afternoon at the Congregrational Christian Church in Christiansburg, in charge of the Rev. J. D. HAMP-----. Burial was made in the Newson Chapel Cemetery by Bert Richeson, funeral director.

DEER -- ST. PARIS DISPATCH, Thurs. 1 Dec 1910
Another death of an old resident is recorded this week with the passing away of Mrs. Mary E. DERR, widow of Thomas DERR. her life went out to its maker on Monday evening at her home while surrounded by the three surviving children. her husband died march 7, 1897 being 62 years of age. mrs. DERR had attained the age of 75 years. She was born in maryland and came to Ohio in 1861 and has been a resident of St. paris for many years. The three remaining children are; Frank DERR, of marion, Ind., S. B. DERR and Mrs. Minnie McDONOUGH of this place. A daughter, Bessie died about two years ago. She was a highly respected lady and a christian mother.
The funeral services were conducted from the late home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Hart officiating. Interment was made in the Evergreen cemetery.

DEER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., March 21, 1940
Soloman B. DEER , 79, was found dead at his home here about 8:00 a.m. today. He lived alone and had been in poor health for some time.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from the Richeson funeral home and will be in charge of Rev. Edward BREWSTER, Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery.
He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Minnie McDONOUGH of St. Paris.

DICKEY -- ST. PARIS DISPATCH, Thurs. 22 Jul 1954
Funeral services were conducted today for Mary DICKEY in the Christiansburg methodist church at 2:00 p.m. The body had laid in state from 10:00 a.m. until time for the services with Rev. Schlechty of Troy and Rev. Graybell officiating. Burial was made in Casstown cemetery.
Mrs. DICKEY died in the City Hospital, Springfield, after a two weeks serious illness. She had only recently moved to Springfield with her son, John. prior to that she was a bed patient in the home of a grandson, Warren DICKEY of Christiansburg.
She was born in Miami county, southwest of Christiansburg and had lived her entire life in the Christiansburg community.
She was the daughter of Ezra and Elizabeth Deaton DRAKE. She was a life long member of the Christiansburg Methodist church. Two sons, Russell, and harold preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons, John of Springfield and Clarence of Dayton; three brothers, Mr. R. DRAKE of Springfield, Granville DRAKE of Christiansburg, and Earl DRAKE of Montgomeryville, PA., one sister, Mrs. Jennie HUDDLESTON of St. Paris, route 1; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

DITMER URBANA DAILY CITIZEN October 16, 2000
Rose Jean Ditmer, 71, of 801 Maplecrest Drive, Troy, Died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000 at 11:30 p.m. in her residence. She was born July 9, 1929 in Adams Township, Champaign County, Ohio, the daughter of Floyd W. Frank and Marie (Pine) Frank. She was a 1947 graduate of Harrison-Adams High School and attended Edison State and Wright State Universities. She retired in 1992 after 40 years of service from Hobart Brothers, where she was an office supervisor and a member of the Hobart Brothers' Milestone Club. She was a member of the Casstown United Methodist Church, a past member of the Troy Chamber of Commerce, Western Ohio Personnel Association, and the Society for the Advancement of Management (S.A.M.). She is survived by her husband Gerald Joseph "Joe" Ditmer, who she married on July 28, 1951 in Cincinnati, Ohio; one sister and brother-in-law Anna Jane and Robert L. Welty, of Christiansburg; three sister-in-law Juanita Frank, of St. Paris; Eileen Whitman, of Troy; and Mildred Cox, of Phoenix, Ariz.; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Pershing Frank, in 1987; and Howard S. Frank, in 1997; one sister Mildred Frank, in 1963; and one nephew Floyd Frank, in 1987. The funeral will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. at the Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris, with Rev. David C. Ramming, pastor of the Casstown United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be held in Spring Grove Cemetery, St. Paris. Visitation will be on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, Inc., P.O. Box 502, Troy, Ohio 45373.

DRAKE -- SAINT PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thursday, 25 February 1932
The death of Mrs. Elizabeth E. DRAKE occurred Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Irwin MUMFORD, near Alcony, where she had lived for the last two years.
Besides Mrs. MUMFORD, she is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Mary DICKEY and Mrs. Jennie HUDDLESTON of two other daughters, Mrs. Mary DICKEY and Mrs. Jennie HUDDLESTON of Christiansburg and five sons, Earl of  Tobahanna, Pa., Daniel, living near Alcony, Judson of Fairfield, Marine of Springfield, and Granville of Christiansburg. Ten grandchildren also survive as does a sister, Mrs. Susan BRIGHT.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Christiansburg M. E. church conducted by Rev. Lester GABLTOTY(??) pastor of the Troy church, assisted by Rev. RUPP, of the Christiansburg church. Interment was made in cemetery near Christiansburg.

DRAKE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thursday, 23 Mar 1944
Mrs. Elsie DRAKE, 55, died at 3:00 a.m. Sunday at the residence of her sister Mrs. Elmus FOSTER, south east of Christiansburg. She had been seriously ill for ten days.
Mrs. DRAKE was the widow of George DRAKE who died three years ago and is survived by the sister Mrs. FOSTER and three brothers, Clarence STONE of Casstown, William STONE of Dayton and Bert STONE of St. Paris.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Ira Frank funeral home followed by burial in Casstown cemetery.

DRAKE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thursday, 24 August 1944
Pfc. Herbert DRAKE was declared officially dead according to a war department telegram received by his mother Mrs. Mary E. DRAKE of Christiansburg.
Pfc. DRAKE had been reported missing in action in Italy last February and his family have had no news of him since then until this week.
He was inducted into the army at Ft. Thomas, Ky., in October, 1942 and left for overseas duty in May of 1943.  He was awarded the purple heart November 4, 1943 in Italy after being wounded in action during the invasion of Italy.
He is survived by his mother, three sisters, Zelda, Lyndal at home and Mrs. Lillian JENKINS of St., Paris and four brothers, Sgt. Milton DRAKE in France and Paul, Donald and Kenneth at home.

DRAKE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, 22 Nov 1945
Sallie Wilgus DRAKE, 75, Christiansburg, passed away Tuesday morning at 8:00 o'clock. For the past five years she had been an invalid.
She was born at Los-----r, May 27, 1870. Her husband, Daniel DRAKE preceded her in death in July 1944. She is survived by the following: one brother, Carl WILGUS of Conover rural route; three sisters Lydia R. WILGUS and Mrs. Dave BUCHANAN of Piqua and mrs. Louis ROBERTS, Kalamazoo, MI; her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ruth DRAKE, Christiansburg; her granddaughters, Mrs. Floyd RESLER and Mrs. Harold MOTT of Troy and also two great grandchildren.
She was a member of the Christiansburg methodist church. The funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the residence in Christiansburg. Interment was in the Casstown cemetery by Richeson Funeral Home.

DRAKE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs.26 March 1942
Samuel DRAKE , 67, who lived southwest of St. Paris passed away Wednesday at 8:20 P. M. at Stouder hospital in Troy.
Survivors include his wife, eight children, Kenneth, Christiansburg; Mrs. Lillian JENKINS, St. Paris; Milton at Ft. Knox; and Donald, Lyndal, Paul, Zelda and Herbert at home; five sisters, Mrs. John BISHOP St Paris Route one; Mrs. Urdie SNYDER, Alcony; Mrs. Grace RUST, Christiansburg; Mrs. Myrtle ROBBINS St. Paris route one; Mrs. Elizabeth DAVIS, Morenci, Mich.; two brothers, Frank of Dayton and Charles of Troy.
The body was brought to the Bert Richeson funeral home and will be returned to the residence this afternoon.  Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 from the Upper Honey Creek church with burial in the cemetery there.

DRAKE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs.2 April 1942
Just as the night shadows are falling, after an illness of several weeks, Samuel Milton DRAKE , son of Willis H. and Katharine DRAKE , was called to service in the life beyond. He was born April 16, 1875, and departed this life, March 26, 1942, aged 66 years, 11 months, 10 days.
Of a happy and cheerful disposition, he won friends wherever he went.  But no friends, however dear, ever took the chief place in his heart for his home and family.  On January 20, 1907, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. COLLINS, and to this union twelve children were born. Two daughters and two sons died in childhood.
He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, Mary, five sons and three daughters. Kenneth, Lyndel, Donald, Paul, Zelda, Milton, Herbert all at home, and Mrs. Lillian JENKINS of St. Paris, Ohio. Two grandchildren.  Two brothers and five sisters. Frank of Dayton, Charles of Troy, Mrs. Urdie SNYDER of Miami City, Mrs. Pearl BISHOP, Mrs. Grace RUST, Mrs. Mertyl ROBBINS of this vicinity, and Mrs. Elizabeth DAVIS of Morenci, Mich. Many other relatives and a host of friends.
Though now you mourn, who stay behind,
How sad 'twould be to leave, and find
Upon that distant other shore
No loved one who had gone before.
The gates of Heaven to enter through,
No one there to welcome you.
And now when some long journey ends,
And we're received by smiling friends,
Who've watched and waited for our train,
So shall they welcome us again.
The young, the beautiful, the fair,
Will be waiting for us there.

DRAKE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 28 Jan 1926, pg 1
W. J. DRAKE, a prominent Christiansburg citizen, passed away at his home Sunday noon after a week's illness with pneumonia. Mr. DRAKE was a active member and a deacon in the Christian church. He was one of the directors of the Farmers & Merchants bank. always took a deep interest in any activities for the betterment of the community.
Willis I. DRAKE was born March 1861 in Christiansburg, was the son of Mary and Thomas DRAKE. Dec. 20, 1883, he was united in marriage to Mary Catherine WIDENER. They were the parents of three children, one died in infancy. A son, Tully DRAKE and daughter, Mrs. Eva MILLER, both of Christiansburg, survive with the wife. Also two brothers, Lee of Springfield and Grant of Troy.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 from the Christian church with Rev. J.W. Yantis in charge. Burial was made in Casstown cemetery by Bert Richeson, undertaker.

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ESPY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 14 Nov 1940, pg 1
Charles Henry ESPY, 79, died at his home in Rosewood this morning (Thursday) at 7:15. The body was brought to the Bert Richeson funeral home and will be returned to the home Friday morning.
The deceased was a retired farmer and was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, K. of P Lodge and had at one time served two terms as County Commissioner. Survivors include his wife, Mary, two daughters, Mrs. J. W. BIRKHOLD, Conover, and Mrs. F.E. BAILOR , of Rosewood; and one son, R. H. ESPY, address unknown. He also leaves a half-brother, W. K. RITTER, Cleveland and a half-sister, Estella RUSSELL, of DeGraff. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Rosewood U.B. Church in charge of Rev. S. L. Brill, pastor. Burial will be in the Carysville cemetery.

EVERINGHAM -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 10 July 1919
The death of Chas. B. EVERINGHAM occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wm. WILSON in Christianburg last evening. Funeral service will be conducted from the home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will take place in the Fletcher cemetery.
Mr. EVERINGHAM was born at Trenton, N. J., January 4, 1835. For many years he followed the occupation, carpenter at Lena, Ohio. His wife preceded him in death six years ago. Surviving him are three sons: Frank of Lena, William and Clem of Fletcher and the daughter, Mrs. WILSON.

EVERINGHAM -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 29 Jan 1942, pg 1
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Rosewood United Brethren Church for Mrs. Hazel EVERINGHAM, 46, who died Saturday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Norma CALLAND, in Piqua. Burial was in Rosedale cemetery by Bert Richeson, funeral director.
Mrs. EVERINGHAM whose home was about three miles southeast of Rosewood had been ill for two months and is survived by her husband, Freeman EVERINGHAM; one son, Charles H., at homes: two brothers, Carey HARMON, Tremont City, and Augustus HARMON, Conover; and three sisters, Mrs. CALLAND, Mrs. Frank PURK, St. Paris, and Mrs. Rudy BOONE, Rosewood.

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. FEASTER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 10 July 1919
Following a short confinement to his bed, Henry C. FEASTER, aged 75, passed away at his home last night. His critical illness came upon him a little over two weeks ago and was brought on by the shock caused when his wife fell down stairs at night and severely injuring herself. A complication of disease finally caused his death.
Mr FEASTERwas born in Clark county, Ohio, May 12, 1844. He lived in that locality until he enlisted in Co. B., 197th Reg. of O. V. I. with which he werved one year in the Civil War. After the war he came to this locality where he remained the balance of his life.
His marriage to Miss Catherine KESSLER took place March 1st, 1870. The surviving children born to them are Mrs. William GROSS of this place, Mrs. Harley WORTHINGTON of Fletcher, Jason FEASTER and Miss Ara FEASTER, who live at home. Two children are dead. He is also survived by two brothers, Jacob FEASTER living east of St. Paris and Samuel FEASTER of Springfield.
Mr. FEASTER was a member of the German Lutheran church at Lawrenceville so long as it was in existence. He was a trust worthy man and ever ready to give a helping hand where needed.
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. E. STOMBERGER at 2:30 p.m. Saturday from the home. Interment will be made in Spring Grove cemetery.

FLETCHER -- SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS Saturday, July 27, 1957
(Urbana) Funeral services for William N. FLETCHER, 78, of 306 W. Broadway st., will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in his residence.
Mr. FLETCHER died Thursday night in his sleep. A retired employee of Central Fiber Products of Urbana, he was a son of Dorsey and Jennie FLETCHER. He was born Dec. 28, 1878, in Urbana. He was a member of Golden Square Lodge 23, F. and A. M.
Survivors include his widow, Mamie FLETCHER; a daughter, Mrs. Vivian DAVID of Cynthiana, Ky.; three grandchildren; a sister, Jennie VAUGHN of Flushing, Mich.; and five brothers, Watson, Eddie and Louis of Urbana and Dorsey and Oliver of Springfield.
His body was taken to the Allen funeral home and will be returned to the residence Sunday morning. Burial will be made in Oak Dale Cemetery.

FLOWERS -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. April 7, 1932
Mrs. Deborah FLOWERS, 84, wife of Theodore FLOWERS, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cory EVERETT, one and one half miles north of Lena, Tuesday morning. She was ill only a short time with acute indigestion.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. EVERETT, and one son, Fred; also one sister, Mrs. Ester MAHAN of St. Paris.

FORD  
FRANK W. FORD DIES
Funeral Rites to be Conducted in Rosewood Thursday ROSEWOOD, Jan. 26 - Frank W. Ford, 69 died in his home at Rosewood at 11 a.m. Tuesday. He was a retired grocer, and had lived in this community for many years. His death followed an illness of several weeks. His widow, Artie; a daughter, Mrs. Chole Allgyer of Rosewood; and granddaughter, Dorothy Allgyer, and a grandson, Marvin Allgyer, of Rosewood; two sisters, Mrs. Etna Nixon of Belleville, Ind., and Mrs. Nellie Walburn of Piqua, O., and one brother, James of Fletcher, survive. Funeral services will be conducted at the Rosewood United Brethren Church at 2 p. m. Thursday in charge of Rev. C. C. Ryan of Columbus Grove, with burial in Rosedale Cemetery.

FRANK--UBANA DAILY CITIZEN December 15, 1987
Floyd Frank, 40, 6702 Route 245 West, Degraff, was found dead Tuesday evening at his residence.   He was born July 11, 1947, in Degraff, son of Pershing and Ruth (Hoffman) Frank. Survivors include three uncles, Clyde Hoffman of Sidney, Kenneth Hoffman of Rosewood, and Howard Frank of Rosewood; three aunts, Monabelle Maddy of Maplewood, Rose Jean Ditmer of Troy, and Jane Welty of Christiansburg. Mr. Frank was a computer operator at the Stolle Corp. in Sidney. He was a member of the Springhills Presbyterian Church, a past worthy president of the Bellefontaine Eagles Lodge and Central Zone District No. 23 treasurer of the Eagles Lodge. Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Littleton Funeral Home Highland Chapel, south of Bellefontaine, with the Rev. Jerry Westfall officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. An Eagles memorial service will be held at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

FRANK--Urbana Daily Citizen October 23, 1997
Howard "Howdy" Frank, 70, of 8457 Snapp Rd., St. Paris, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at 8:21 a.m. at Wilson
Memorial Hospital, Sidney. He was born March 30, 1927, in Adams Township, Champaign County, the son of Floyd and Marie (Pine) Frank. He was a 1945 graduate of Harrison-Adams High School. He served as a Sargent in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was engaged in farming, retired in 1988 from District 7 (Urbana), Ohio Department of Highways, and formerly employed by Pickering Tractor Sales Of Degraff. He was a member of Keith Cretors Post No. 148 American Legion of St. Paris. He is survived by his wife, Juanita (Truesdale) Frank, who he married on Nov. 6, 1950; one son and daughter-in-law, Howard W. and Pam Frank of St. Paris; one daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Jim Vondenhuevel of Sidney; four grandchildren, Jason Frank of St. Paris, and Levi, Andy, and Steven Vondenhuevel of Sidney; two sisters, Anna Jane and Bob Welty of Christiansburg and Rose Jean and Gerald Ditmer of Troy; nieces and nephews; a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brothers, Pershing Frank; one sister, Mildred Frank; one nephew, Floyd W. Frank. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997, at 10:30 a.m. in RICHESON-WICKHAM AND ATKINS FUNERAL HOME, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris, with the Rev. Tom Danklefsen, Pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sidney, officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, St. Paris. Military graveside services will be conducted by Keith Cretors Post No. 148 American Legion and Philip Greiser Post 7645 V.F.W.of St. Paris. Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 24, 1997, any time after 2 p.m. in the funeral home.

FRANK--URBANA DAILY CITIZEN, November 10, 1969
Mrs. Marie PINE FRANK, 72, of Rural Route 2, St. Paris died this morning in Stouder Memorial Hospital of an apparent heart attack.  Born Sept. 13, 1897, she was a daughter of Maley and Rose Ann McNeal Pine.   She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd in 1948; a daughter Mildred in 1963; four sisters and five brothers.   Surviving are two sons, Pershing Frank of Galion, Ohio and Howard Frank of St. Paris; two daughters, Mrs. Gerald Ditmer (Rose Jean) of Troy, and Mrs. Robert Welty (Anna Jane) of Christiansburg; a brother, Fred Pine of Rosewood; a half-brother, Harry Hutchinson of Chicago; and five grandchildren. She was a member of the Concord United Methodist Church, Ladies Auxiliary of Keith Creators Post, Homemakers Club, and the Kiser Lake Saddle Club. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Baker Funeral Home in St. Paris. The Rev. Harry Sinks will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon and evening. Wednesday afternoon and evening, and until time of services Thursday.

FRANK--Urbana Daily Citizen July 20, 1987
Pershing Price Frank, 68, 195 Nicholas Dr.,Galion, died suddenly Sunday in the Memorial County Hospital, Mount Gilead. He was born July 19, 1918, in Rosewood, the son of Floyd and Marie Frank. During World War II, he served in the U.S.Army. He worked as a round house foreman for a railroad company. He was a member of the VFW, the Amvets and the Eagles lodge of Galion. He is survived by a son, Floyd W. Frank, Degraff; a step-daughter, Goldie Wallace, Galion; a step-son, Carl Wallace, Mansfield; 11 step-grandchildren; a brother, Howard Frank, St. Paris; and two sisters, Rose Jean Ditmer, Troy, and Jane Welty, Christiansburg. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Wappner Funeral Home, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield, with the Rev. Richard Beals officiating. Burial will be in the Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call one hour before the service at the funeral home.

FORD (5 Jun 1886) CONCORD,

The death of Harry Ford, Jr., removes from among us one of our substantial young men. He was of a quiet, genial disposition, and held perhaps as nearly as any other man, the universal friendship of everybody that knew him. He was the oldest son of Hines Ford, a well known and highly esteemed citizen of this township. For a number of years he was an acceptable member of the I.O.O.F., and was by them buried, the various members of his own Lodge at Careysville, Quincy, Palestine and Spring Hills participating in the internment. He was in his twenty-eighth year, and had been married about one year. The funeral procession was undoubtedly the largest ever seen in the county, there being two hundred and twenty-five vehicles in the procession. The funeral discourse was preached at Neer Chapel, by the Rev. Mr. Smith. His mother preceded him to the, grave about one year ...

FORD -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 14 Nov 1940, pg 1
John Maley FORD, 78, farmer, passed away at his home, one-half mile east of Rosewood last Thursday at 12:45 p.m. He was a native of Adams township and had spent most of his life time in the community.
Mr. FORD is survived by his wife, Willa; four sons, Harry, Charles, clay and Sherman, all in the Rosewood community; and five granddaughters.
Funeral services were held at the residence Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. S. L. Brill,pastor of the Rosewood U.B. Church, officiating. Burial was in Green Wood cemetery by the Bert Richeson funeral service.

FOUST -- SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS Tuesday, Februay 11, 1947
(St. Paris) Mrs. Olive May FOUST , 47, wife of Eugene FOUST of St. Paris, Route 3, died in her home at 4 a.m. Tuesday after illness of one day.
She was a native of Indiana, the daughter of Lehman and Hattie OHNSON.
Surviving are her husband; her father; a daughter Dorothy at home; three sons, Richard at home and Chester and Franklin of North Hampton; three brothers, Keenan JOHNSON of Urbana, Route 4, and Frank and Stephen JOHNSON of Conover, Route 1.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Richeson-Wickham funeral home, St. Paris, with burial in Rosedale Cemetery, Careysville, O.

FRIAUF -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 29 May 1941, pg 1
Mrs. James FRIAUF, aged 66, passed away at a Toledo hospital Sunday morning following a major operation on Friday. She was the daughter of the late G.P. SHIDLER of this place, having been born in St. Paris January 8, 1875. She was a step-sister to Mrs. L.E. BROWN, Mrs. Harry ZEA and G. G. JONES of this place.
She graduated from the St. Paris high school in the class of 1892 and was married to James FRIAUF of Columbus a few years later. The family has lived in Toledo for a number of years.
Besides the husband, Mrs. FRIAUF is survived by three sons: George of Pampa, TX, James Jr. of FL, and Robert of Camp Shelby, MS; two grandsons and one brother, P.K. SHEIDLER of Cincinnati. She had been a member of the local Baptist church for over 50 years.
Funeral services were conducted from the Garner Funeral Home, Toledo, Tuesday evening at 7:30. Internment was made in the cemetery at Lakeside, OH. Those from here who went to the FRIAUF home on Tuesday were Mr. & Mrs. Harry ZEA, Mr. & Mrs. I. E. BROWN and Allan ROSS.

FRY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 30 Decembr 1937
Mrs. Charlotte L. FRY died at her home on West Main street Sunday at 6 p.m. following a stroke of paralysis suffered Friday. Mrs. FRY had been a resident of St. Paris for the past 47 years. Her husband, Edward FRY, preceded her in death 27 years ago.
Mrs. FRY was 84 years old at the time of her death, and was a charter member of the Diamond Chapter No. 84 of the Eastern Star, a member of the Baptist Church and a member of the Home Circle.
She is survived by a daughter Mrs. Helen LEFFEL, and a grandson, Richard LEFFEL, of St. Paris; also a brother, Attorney Frank FLINN of Tippecanoe City.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Bert Richeson Funeral Home. Burial was made in the Riverside cemetery at Troy.

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GORMAN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. November 1940
Anna Mary GORMAN , daughter of John and Mary BECK, was born in Maryland, October 23, 1853, and departed this life November 9, 1940, at the age of 87 years, 16 days.  
About the age of two years she came with her parents to Ohio, and settled near Dayton, Ohio. When a young girl she united with the Bethel Reformed Church, Miami county. September 17, 1874, she was married to John GORMAN . They then moved to Jackson Township, in Champaign County, Ohio, where they lived more than sixty years when the husband passed away July 2, 1935. On account of failing health about six months ago she closed her home and divided her time with her two daughters, Mrs. Raleigh MILLER and Mrs. William DEATON.
She leaves two sons, Charles and John, and three daughters, Mrs. Maud MILLER at whose home she passed away, Mrs. Catherine DEATON and Mrs. Blanch SOUTH. Besides the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Nettie SOUTH and Mrs. Nellie RUSH have preceded her in death. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Barbara HOAGLAND, 24 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

GORMAN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 27 Mar 1947, pg 1
Charles Calvin CORMAN, 71, retired farmer of near Christiansburg died at 2:15 a.m. Monday in his home. The cause of his death was a heart ailment from which he had been suffering for the past year.
Born August 17, 1875, in Greene county he lived most of his life near Christiansburg. he was the son of John and Mary GORMAN.
Surviving him besides his widow Edna May, are a son, Robert, at home; (three sisters, Mrs. Rollie MILLER of Fletcher, Mrs. W.D. DEATON of St. Paris rural route and Mrs. Blanch SOUTH of Troy; and one brother, John GORMAN of Urbana route two.
Funeral services were held at the Richeson-Wickham Funeral Home on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Lester Schlechty of Troy, officiated. Burial took place in the upper Honey Creek cemetery.

GRANT -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 15 April 1926
Harry GRANT , the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. MOSIER, living on the John EVILSIZOR farm, south of town, died Sunday morning at 8:20. His death followed a week's illness with pneumonia.
Besides the parents he is survived by three brothers, Corless, Foster and Kenneth; one sister, Mary.
Services were conducted at 2:30 Monday afternoon from the home. The body was taken to Bentonville in Adams County, where brief services were held and burial was made in Kerki cemetery at that place.

GUTHRIDGE -- ?
J. G. GUTHRIDGE was born January 5, 1823, was married January 7, 1844, and died August 9, 1884 in the 62nd year of his age.  
Mrs. E. L. GUTHRIDGE, wife of J. G. GUTHRIDGE was born September 25, 1825, and died January 23, 1884 in the 59th year of her age.
Their married life was of over forty years duration. They were both members of  the church of the Disciples of Christ, at Cable, Ohio, for forty years. With the exception of one year spent in Indiana they lived all their lives in Champaign county. There were born to them eight sons, (two of whom died in infancy) and two daughters. The eight living children were all present at the obsequies of both father and mother. At the father's funeral the six sons, were the pall bearers, a very touching tribute of respect. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. William DOWLING, pastor of the Diciples of Christ, at Urbana. Those who knew them best, can best appreciate their virtues and will most keenly feel their loss. It can truthfully be said that they lived consistent Christian lives and died in the hope of a blessed life beyond the grave.

GUTHRIDGE -- ?
Died, at her home, in this city, Jan. 3, 1884, Mrs. Elizabeth GUTHRIDGE, wife of J. G. GUTHRIDGE, aged 58 years and 4 months. She was born in Wayne township, Champaign county, on the 22nd of September, 1825 having, with the exception of two years, spent her entire life in this county. She was the daughter of William MIDDLETON, of Rush township, who in his 83rd year, survives her, and is still hale and hearty. Her family, consisted of an affectionate husband, six sons and two daughters, all of whom are grown and, with the exception of the two youngest sons, married, deeply deplore the loss of a true, loving wife and a faithful, considerate mother; knowing however, that their loss is her gain, would not recall her had they the power to do so. At the age of fifteen she united with the Christian Church, being baptised by Rev. David HATHAWAY, who, although long since gathered in with the ripe sheaves, still lives in the memories of many of his former fleet.
During her last illness which was of several months' duration, she maintained the same patient submission to the will of the All-wise Father which had characterized her entire life during the forty three years of her fellowship with the church.
She died as she had lived, possessing firm faith in the protection of her Saviour. "She suffered long, but by that knowing all things best, and is most wise, brought sweet relief to her in the shape of death." A short time before her death she requested that she should be laid in Oak Dale Cemetery, that she might be near her family, as with the exception of two sons they all reside in Urbana.
Wife and mother now lies sleeping
In pleasant Oak Dale on the hill,
But in memory she will ever
Dwell within our family still.
Long she suffered, ere she left us,
She with patience bore it well.
Till death's angel came and took her
In her Father's home to dwell.
Sadly we shall miss and mourn her,
Miss the dear one that we love.
But we know that we shall meet her
In her home in Heaven above.
Father and Children

GUTHRIDGE -- ?
Mrs. Elizabeth L. GUTHRIDGE, wife of Jehu G. GUTHRIDGE, died Wednesday afternoon, January 23, at her home on East Ward street. The funeral will take place tomorrow (Friday) morning at 11 o'clock, from the family residence on East Ward street. Interment at Oakdale cemetery.

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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.

HAPPERSETT -- ST. PARIS ERA-DISPATCH, 2 Dec 1887, pg 8
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.

HARRIGAN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 4 August 1910
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.

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.

HOAGLAND -- ST PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 11 August 1949
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.

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.

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.....................

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.

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.

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IDLE
Louisa Jane Idle, daughter of Jacob and Catherine Kizer, was born in Harrison township, Champaign county, Ohio February 24, 1846, and died March 29, 1918, aged 72 years, 1 month and 5 days.
She was united in marriage to Mr. Wesley Idle October 21, 1879. She was a loving and affectionate mother, and a faithful friend, but she was more, she was a christian. Years ago she converted and united with the Neer's Chapel church, retaining her membership to the last. As a bud and blossom and leaf point to flower and fruit, so did her step lead up to the fruition of hope and faith and grace, where saints immortal reign. And while her grief stricken daughter, brother, sister and friends sorrow at her passing, they can look through tears and rejoice. While we sing funeral hymns with pathetic sadness, she sings the songs of triumph.While earthly friends are waiting their going, she awaits their home coming. Dear mother, sister, friend, farewell. We will miss thee but we hope in God's sweet sometime to meet Thee where death's chilly breath shall be feared and felt no more; where the flowers never fade and farewells are never heard. That will be heaven, that will be home. Mrs. Idle leaves to mourn her departure a daughter, one brother, and one sister, besides a host of relatives and friends. The funeral services were attended by a large number of associates and acquaintances and relatives. Services held in the home Sabbath afternoon at 3. Rev. J. C. Paul and T. J. Gregg brought messages of comfort to the living. Interment in family plot in Concord cemetery.

"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."


INGLE -- SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS, Thursday, 17 October 1963
Piqua--Miss Rose INGLE, 88 of Piqua, died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the North Wayne Manor nursing home here. Born in Miami County on Jan. 1, 1875, she was the daughter of John W. and Anna HARTLE INGLE. She was a memeber of Westminster United Presbyterian Church and lived in Piqua for most of her life.
For 48 years she was a bookkeeper for the G. F. Yenney Co., a Piqua grocery, and she retired in 1949. She was a memeber of the New Era Class, YWCA, and WCTU. Surviving is a brother, Ora Ingle, of Springfield, and a number of nieces and nephews. Five sisters and two brothers are deceased.
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Homer RICKEL in charge. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

IRELAND -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs 26 march 1942
John William IRELAND , 78, retired farmer near Terre Haute died at Springfield City hospital, Saturday at 10:30 A. M. following an illness of two weeks.
He was born June 30, 1863 near Terre Haute and had resided in the community all of his life. Survivors are his wife, Celestia; a daughter, Mrs. O. B. PROCTOR, St. Paris; a son, Clifford, Urbana rural route; a brother, Cory IRELAND, Urbana; a sister, Mrs. Noah WOODRUFF, Urbana rural route, and seventeen grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 in the Terre Haute afternoon at 2:30 in the Terre Haute Methodist church. Rev. Carter pastor of the church, conducted the rites which were followed by burial in the cemetery at the church in charge of Ira Frank funeral director.

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JACOBS -- SPRINGFIELD NEWS-SUN SPRINGFIELD (O.) NEWS-SUN APRIL 1988
ILO JACOBS, 81, of 229 Scioto Street, Urbana, died 2:28 PM, Sunday, April 10, 1988 at her residence. She was born January 21, 1907, to Charles Alfred and Mary Adeline (DOLPH) WOOD. She was a member of Bowlusville United Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Dolores J. CLARK, of Urbana; grandchildren, Mrs. Douglas (Andrea Lynn) GROW, and Bobby R. CLARK, both of Urbana; great grandchildren, Alexzandra Rose GROW and Joshua Ryan GROW; and also by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Faler JACOBS, in 1966. Funeral services will be at 1:30 PM Wednesday, April 13, in the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana with the Rev. Gerald GEIGER officiating. Burial in Oakdale Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home Tuesday from 7:00-9:00 PM.

98. JENKINS -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., August 18, 1932
Mrs. Matilda JENKINS , 78 years old, passed away at the home of her son, Clero in Concord, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock after a long illness. Mrs. JENKINS was the widow of Elija JENKINS, who died twenty years ago.
She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. William MADDEN, West Liberty; Mrs. Frank WELLER, Millerstown; Mrs. Clarence PENCE, St. Paris; Mrs. Harley DEAL, Mrs. John FLECK, Urbana; three sons, Clero, of Concord and Veto of Urbana and Grover of West Liberty; one sister, Susanna CAMPBELL, of Flectcher.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Community Church in Millerstwon with the Rev. Ed RUNYON, in charge.  Burial was made at Spring Grove Cemetery by Ira Frank, funeral director.

99. JENKINS -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs June 4, 1942
Wm. Alba JENKINS, 79, died at his home, four miles southeast of St. Paris, Monday at 11:30 A. M. He had been in failing health for several years but had been critically ill only a short time prior to his death. 
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Alma KUNKLE of Columbus, who has spent the past several weeks with her father, and Mrs. Lawrence RUNKEL of St. Paris route town, and one son, Warren JENKINS, Springfield. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Deda MOORE, Springfield, and a brother, Charles JENKINS of Urbana.

100. JENKINS -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs 28 September 1939
A cerebral hemorrhage with which he was stricken Saturday night at his home in Piqua, ended fatally when Austin Clyde JENKINS, 65, died at 8:45 o'clock Monday night at Piqua Memorial Hospital.
Born in Christiansburg, October 28, 1873, he was the son of John and Martha FURROW JENKINS. As a very young man he went to Piqua to live and during the rest of his life had been employed as a wood worker by the J. A. Shade Lumber Co. there.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Katie JENKINS; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence CRAMER of Troy, and Mrs. Paul T.(? for the T.) WHITE of Columbus; three sons, Bernard and Belmont of Columbus, and Judson of Troy; a sister, Mrs. Guy SHIPLEY of St. Paris, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held today at 2:00 p.m. at a Piqua funeral home followed by burial in Forest Hill cemetery.

101. JENKINS -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs 18 March 1926
Bert PROCTOR and family attended the funeral of his grandmother, Mrs. Martha JENKINS in Piqua, Friday.
Mrs. JENKINS passed away on Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arch McKINEY, with whom she had been spending the winter. She was 85 years of age and the widow of John JENKINS . The greater part of her life had been spent in the vicinity of Christiansburg.
She is survived by two sons, Judson JENKINS of Christiansburg, Austin JENKINS of Columbus; two daughters, Mrs. Guy SHIPLEY of Thackery, and Mrs. Arch McKINNEY of Piqua. Eighteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren also survive. Burial was made a Manuel cemetery near Grange Hall.

102. JENKINS -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs.15 August 1918
A stroke of appoplexey caused the death of John JENKINS at his home in Thackery last Saturday. Funeral services were held Monday from the Emanuel church and interment was made in cemetery there.
Mr. JENKINS was born April 14th, 1837 in Clark county and is the last member of the family of Wiley JENKINS. He was a retired farmer and had spent almost all his life in the vicinity of Grange Hall.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters and two sons. The children are Mrs. Guy SHIPLEY, Mrs. Frank PROCTER and Judson JENKINS of Thackery.

103. JENKINS -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 7 Oct 1926, pg 1
Mary E. JENKINS died at her home one and one-half miles east of Christiansburg OH, Wednesday morning Sept. 22. She was 81 years of age. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. James MUMFORD of Troy, OH; one son, Willie JENKINS of Christiansburg. The funeral was held from the home of the son, Friday morning at 9:30. Burial was made in Emanuel cemetery near Grange hall by Bert Richeson, undertaker.

104. JORDAN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. April 22, 1943
B. Franklin JORDAN, 82, died at 11 a. m. Sunday at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. C. O. YOUNG in Piqua. Mr. JORDAN had been in failing health for the past three years and until a few years ago resided in St. Paris.
He is survived by the daughter, Mrs. YOUNG; two sons, Norris of St. Paris and Louis F. of Peoria, Ill., a brother, William of Rosewood, a sister Mrs. Hattie McDARGH or Urbana; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Piqua with burial in Forest Hill cemetery.

105. JULIU -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. March 11, 1887
Marion JULIU, a one-armed soldier and formerly of St. Paris, died at Troy Wednesday.

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106. KELLEY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 14 January 1926
Mrs. Alice Carlista KELLEY , wife of O. H. KELLEY , passed away at Grant hospital, Columbus, Sunday morning at 7:45, following an operation on Wednesday.  Mrs. KELLEY had been in failing health since October but the past few weeks her condition became critical.
She was the daughter of Lucinda and John BIDDLE and was born Sept. 18, 1857 in Johnson township, being 69 years of age. Her entire life was spent in this locality. When a young girl she united with the M. E. Church of this place.
On Oct. 14 th, 1877, she was united in marriage to O. H. KELLEY and to this union was born one daughter, Mrs. Iva COOPER, who together with the husband survive.
Funeral services were conducted from the home Tuesday at 1:30 with Rev. MATHEWS in charge. Burial was made in Evergreen cemetery, Bert Richeson, undertaker.

107. KELLY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 14 Nov 1940, pg 1
Edwin Leon KELLY, 40, was injured fatally, and his step-son, Richard LACEY, 18, was hurt when they were struck by an automobile, while pushing their stalled car, just east of St. Paris, near the Moe BODEY farm, on Route 36, Wednesday night about 9:30.
Carl STENGEL, 24 , of Piqua, driver of the car which struck KELLY and LACEY was questioned by officers of the State Highway Patrol and said he did not see the KELLY car until it was too late to avoid the accident.
KELLY and his wife, Ida, his stepson and step-daughter, Imogene, 12, were enroute to their home on Urbana route 2 after visiting in St. Paris when their car developed mechanical trouble. They turned the machine around and were pushing it back to St. Paris when the accident occurred.
An ambulance arrived within a few minutes after the accident but KELLY died before it reached the hospital. LACEY, who was admitted to the Champaign County Hospital is suffering from a broken leg, shock and abrasions. his condition is reported as good. Mrs. KELLY and her daughter remained in the auto while it was being pushed and were not injured.
KELLY's body was removed to the Bert Richeson funeral home and as yet funeral arrangements are not complete.

108. KESLER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 3 April 1890
Mrs. Sophia KESLER died Sunday evening at Wm. BANOM's home, several miles northwest of town, aged 86 years, l month and 4 days. She was the grandmother of John DASH. Funeral at St. John's Lutheran church Tuesday. Rev. SWEINHART officiated. Interment at Spring Grove.

109. KESSLER -- ST PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thursday, December 14, 1939
Mrs. Alphetta Ann KESSLER , 84, native of Mad River township, died at 4 a.m. Monday at her home in Thackery after an extended illness due to complications of advanced age.
Mrs. KESSLER was the widow of Eli KESSLER and had spent her entire life time in the vicinity of her birth.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Lethia COLLINS of St. Paris, and four step-children, who are: Mrs. Agnes MODLIEN, Dayton; Earl KESSLER , St. Paris; Irma TURNER, Dayton and Mrs. Nellie BARNES, Illinois.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Bert Richeson funeral home with Rev. PETERS of Urbana, in charge. Burial was in Hill cemetery, near Thackery.

110. KESSLER -- ST PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thursday, 18 January 1945
Burial was made in Evergreen cemetery Saturday afternoon of Benjamin Frankllin KESSLER, 64, who died Wednesday in the home of his brother Wilbur KESSLER near Lewistown. He had resided there since 1943 and was a member of the St. Paris Methodist church.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Asna HARMON, Dayton and Mrs. Lottie SIFE, Troy; two brothers, Ernest KESSLER of St. Paris and Wilbur KESSLER at whose home he died. He had been ill since June 19.

111. KESSLER -- ST PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thursday, September 22, 1932
Benjamin KESSLER, who was born near St. Paris seventy-nine years ago, passed away at his home on Dow Street, Tippecanoe City Tuesday morning, September 13, 1932.
Funeral services were held at his late residence Thursday afternoon with Rev. A. M. DIXON of Troy officiating. Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery, Tippecanoe City.
Mr. KESSLER was married to Miss Ida BRIGGS on April 2, 1876. He was the father of seven children. Mrs. KESSLER and six children survive. They are Mrs. George DAVIS, Mrs. Clinton SHERMAN, William and Covert of Tippecanoe City; Leroy of Troy, and Mrs. John CAMPTON, Piqua, Clarence, the oldest of the family passed away a number of years ago.
Mr. KESSLERwas a stationary engineer and for a number of years was engineer at the municipal plant. He had been retired due to failing health.
Those attending the funeral from this community were Mr. and Mrs. Clem, Charles MCINTURF and family, Mrs. Verda YERS, Miss Marabelle KESSLER, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob WEATHERHEAD, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. WHITE, Mrs. Charles DAVIS, A. J. DAVIS, Howard DAVIS, Walter WEATHERHEAD, Mrs. William WALBORN, Mrs. Hatter HARVEY and son, Mrs. Martha BROKAW and Miss Letitia BRIGGS.

112. KESSLER -- ST. PARIS ERA-DISPATCH, Thurs. March 11, 1887
A son of Henry KESSLER, of Port Jefferson, O., was brought to St. Paris to day for burial. Aged 18.

113. KESSLER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 30 December 1937
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida KESSLER, 79, who died Friday at her home on Dow street in Tippecanoe City, following an illness of several years, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the late residence with Rev. A. M. DIXON of the First Baptist church in Troy in charge. Burial was made in Maple Hill cemetery.
The deceased was a former St. Paris resident, being the daughter of the late Samuel B. and Mary A. BRIGGS, but for more than 40 years had made her home in Tippecanoe City.
Mrs. KESSLERwas a member of the Macabees Order and leaves six children to mourn her loss. The three daughters are: Mrs. Stella CRAMPTON of Piqua, Mrs. George DAVIS and Mrs. Clinton SHERMAN of Tippecanoe City. The three sons are LeRoy of Piqua, William and Covert of Tippecanoe City. She also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Martha BROKAW and Mrs. Letitia BRIGGS of St. Paris and Mrs. Chloe WEATHERHEAD of Lena, also eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

114. KESSLER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 6 May 1909
At the home one mile north of Concord church on April 29th, occured the death of little Eula, daughter of Thomas and Mary KESSLER . The child's death was caused by spinal menengitis. She was born in Concord township and was eight years old at death. Rev. BRIGGS, Of Westville officiated at the funeral which took place at Concord church, May lst. Burial was made at Concord church cemetery.

115. KESSLER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs.22 March 1945
Mrs. Mary W. WILSON KESSLER , wife of A. A. KESSLER , formerly of Christiansburg, died suddenly Thursday morning of a heart attack at the home of her sister Mrs. W. E. CURTIS in Troy. Funeral services were held Monday at 2:00 p. m. at the Curtis residence in Troy.
Mr. and Mrs. KESSLER had lived in Christiansburg unti last July, when they moved to Celina route five. Mrs. KESSLER was a guest of her sister at the time of her death.
Besides the husband and sister, the survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Vera ULLERY of Christiansburg, Mrs. Anvenel STANTON of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Verle CURTIS, Mrs. Verda SHIPLEY and Mrs. Hazel SWEGERT, all of Troy; three brothers, W. R. WILSON of Casstown and Guy and Ralph of Troy.

116. KESSLER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 15 April 1926
Mrs. Mary Kathrine KESSLER, 73 years of age, passed away at her home on Lynn street, Tuesday, at 12 o'clock. Mrs. KESSLER was paralyzed two years ago and has been confined to her home and her bed a greater part of this time. Tuesday just after eating her dinner she had an attack of the heart which caused her death.
She is the last of her family, being the daughter of George and Katherine BRIDELSTETTER. Besides the parents, three sisters have preceded her in death.
She was united in marriage with John KESSLER, Aug, 10th, 1875. They were the parents of two daughters, Mrs. John HARMON and Mrs. Frank SISE of Troy, and three sons, Frank and Wilber of Dayton, and Earnest who lives at home. Two grandchildren also survive. Mr. KESSLER died seven years ago.
Funeral services were conducted from the home at 2 o'clock this afternoon with Rev. B. A. MORGAN in charge. Burial was made in Evergreen cemetery by Bert Richeson, funeral director.

117. KESSLER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. September 29, 1932
Miss Thelma KESSLER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross KESSLER, died this morning at 3:45 o'clock in Grant Hospital, Columbus. She was taken to the hospital two weeks ago and submitted to an operation for gallbladder and tumor. At no time following this was her condition entirely satisfactory. However, on Wednesday she seemed improved but took worse in the evening and gradually declined. Miss KESSLERhad been subject to attacks of illness during the past year.
During her stay at the hospital her mother was with her constantly, and her father and sister also visited her much of the time. Besides the parents she is survived by one sister, Marabelle, who resides at home.
She was born in St. Paris February 13, 1909, and had always lived here. Her education was gained in the local schools. For about three and a half years she had been employed as a saleslady in the F. C. Batdorf store. An accommodating attitude and cheerful disposition won for herself popularity with the public and her passing is cause for universal sorrow among her many friends.  She had always been active in young people's work in the church. Her friends are numbered by the score, among both young and old alike.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the parents' home, Rev. W. E. SHRIVER being in charge. Interment will be made in Rosedale Cemetery, south of Carysville, by Bert Ticheson, funeral director.

118. KIRBY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 16 April 1942, pg 1
J. Albert KIRBY, 73, a former Champaign county resident and teacher in the district schools, died in Washington, D.C. Saturday afternoon. He had resided in Washington for the past seven years with his daughter, Mrs. D. C. GINNINGS.
He was the author of the Kirby Rythmic Method of Penmanship used in the schools and at one time owned a Piqua business school.
In addition to his daughter he leaves two sons. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. from the Lower Honey Creek church and were conducted by Rev. Cramer and the Spanish American War Veterans of Piqua. burial was in the Lower Honey Creek cemetery.

119. KIZER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. Thursday March 16, 1944
St. Paris relatives have received word of the death of Don F. KIZER , 64, which occurred at Spokane, Wash., February 23. Death was attributed to a heart attack and influenza.
Mr. KIZER was born in St. Paris, being the son of Frank and Mary KIZER . The family located in the west several years ago.
He was a prominent attoryne in Spokance, and was at the time of his death Grand Master of Washington State Masons.
Immediate survivors include a wife and son and one brother Benjamin who is also an attorney. He has several cousins residing in the St. Paris community.

120. KIZER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. Thursday June 5, 1919
When the life of Jason KIZER went out to Him who gave it, on Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, Johnson township lost one of its best known and most highly respected citizens. His allotted years of three score and ten had been passed four years ago and most of his life had been spent in the immediate place where he passed away. The exaulted esteem in which he was held is ample tesetimony to the character of his busy life.
The final earthly tribute to Mr. KIZER 's memory was held on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Millerstown Reformed church. Rev. SNYDER of North Hampton delivered the sermon and Rev. J. H. ALBRIGHT and Rev. C. H. LARUE of this place assisted in the services. Interment at Evergreen cemetery St. Paris.
The following history of his life was read at the funeral services: Jason KIZER , an aged and respected citizen of Johnson Township, departed this life Sunday, June 1, 1919, after having been afflicted for some time. Mr. KIZER was born April 2nd, 1845, being past 74 years of age. He was the son of Charles and Hannah Hanback KIZER , being the fourth child of a family of eight children. He was reared on the farm settled by his grandfather, which has been in the name ever since being owned by Mr. KIZER at time of his death.
On April 22, 1869, he was united in Marriage to Miss Ellen MCMORRAN. To this union four sons were born. His wife preceded him in death five years ago, also Asa and Wilbur have passed away in early manhood.  He united with the Reformed church under the pastorate of Rev. Jesse RICHARDS in the year of 1870. He served as Elder of this church and took an active part in church work so long as health permitted.
Mr. KIZER is survived by the step-mother, Mrs. Elizabeth KIZER , three sisters, Mrs. Ellen LAIR of Piqua; Mrs Mary AMMON of Christiansburg; Mrs. Harriett FEASTER of St. Paris; two sons, Charles and David, one grand daughter, Miss Olive KIZER and one grand son, Joseph KIZER , and a niece, Ella MCMORRAN, who was reared by the family from infancy, and a host of relatives and friends.
Mr. KIZER took an active part in politics and was one of Johnson Township's trustees for a period of ten years. He was interested in raising fine stock and was a successful exhibitor of same at county fairs for a number of years. He successfully followed farming as an accupation, and his many experiments placed him in the class of an advance farmer.

121. KITE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 6 March 1919
The death of Mrs. Isabelle KITE occurred at the home of her son, McClellan KITE of Payne, Ohio, on Monday. Pneumonia following influenza caused her death. Several other members of the family are in a critical condition with the same disease. The body was brought to the home of her sister, Mrs. Geo. SMITH, east of town, Tuesday evening and burial took place Wednesday at Myrtletree cemetery.
Mrs. KITE 's maiden name was OFFENBACHER, having been born east of St. Paris about 75 years ago. She had been a widow for almost 45 years.
Seven sons survive her. They are Baker of Michigan; McClelland, of Payne, Ohio; Elmer of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Alby, Marion and Claude of Alberta, Canada, and Guy of Fort Wayne, Ind. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. G. W. SMITH and Mrs. Louisa TAYLOR.
Beautiful floral offerings were sent by the Elks lodge of Ft. Wayne, of which her son, Guy, is a high offical. This token of high esteem and kindness of the fraternity is greatly appreciated by the family.

122. KIZER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 16 March 1944
St. Paris relatives here received word of the death of Don F. KIZER, 64, which occurred at Spokane, Wash., February 23. Death was attributed to a heart attack and influenza.
Mr. KIZER was born in St. Paris, being the sone of Frank and Mary KIZER. The family located in the west several years ago. He was a prominent attorney in Spokane, and was at the time of his death Grand Master of Washington State Masons.
Immediate survivors include a wife and son and a brother Benjamin who is also an attorney. He has several cousins residing in the St. Paris community.

123. KNICK -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., May 22, 1947
Following a brief illness from a heart condition, Mrs. Julia Anne KNICK, 72, of St. Paris, rural route two, died at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Walter GRAY in Casstown, Sunday at 10:30 a. m.
Mrs. KNICKwas a native of Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of Josieh and Emily BOSER. Her husband, George W. KNICK died in 1918. She was a member of the Casstown Methodist Church.
She made her home with her only child, Leonard KNICK, living east of St. Paris. Besides the son, she is survived by one grandson, Donald of St. Paris; two granddaughters, Mrs. Jack STOCKTON, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Paul BARGER, Thackery, Ohio; and five great grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Richeson--Wickham funeral home in St. Paris, where it remained until services at 2 p. m. Tuesday in the Lutheran Church of Casstown. Services were conducted by the Rev. Ross HURLEY, pastor of the St. Paris Methodist Church. Burial was made in Casstown Cemetery.

124. KNULL -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 20 Nov 1941, pg 1
Funeral services for Edward R. KNULL, 73, were held Monday at 2 P.M. from his late residence in Urbana.
Mr. KNULL a native of St. Paris and well known in this community passed away Friday at 1 P.M. after being ill for many weeks with heart disease. He was born April 18, 1868 in St. Paris and had lived in Urbana for the pat 38 years.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Marilla KNULL; a sister, Mrs. Nettie KNULL, St. Paris; a son, Edward S. KNULL, Urbana, and three daughters, Mrs. Henry HENS, Urbana, Mrs. Ray COOPER, Springfield, and Mrs. C. K. FOUGHT, Perrysburg.

125. KNISLEY -- SPRINGFIELD NEWS-SUN, Sunday, Feb. 11, 1973
Mechanicsburg--Catherine Lee KNISLEY , four month old daughter of Sam and Martha KNOX KNISLEY of Mechanicsburg, Route 2, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday in the Children's Hospital, Columbus. The infant had been ill since birth.
She was born Oct. 1, 1972, in Urbana. Survivors include a brother, Christopher, age 3; a half-sister, Mrs. Sandy COX of Mechanicsburg; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Effie KNISLEY of London; the maternal grandfather, Ancel (Tim) KNOX of Mechanicsburg, and two foster children of Mr. and Mrs. KNISLEY, Pam and James KNOX.
Her body was taken to the Skillman Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, where friends may call Sunday afternoon and evening. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home in charge of Rev. Ralph GRAY. Burial will be in the McConkey Cemetery, Catawba.

L

LAFFERTY The Urbana Citizen, Feb. 16, 1928
Mrs. Lafferty Dies Here on Wednesday
Was Native of Urbana -- Funeral Services Friday at 2:30 p.m.
Mrs. Josephine Lafferty, well known in a wide circle of friends, died at 6 o'clock Wednesday morning, at the home of Mrs. George Waite, Sr., on East Church street, where she had lived for a number of years. Death was due to bronchial pneumonia. She had not been so well for several weeks, but her condition had been serious only since Sunday.  
Mrs. Lafferty would have been 85 years of age on February 23, and was born in Urbana, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Guthridge. She leaves three cousins, Mrs. C. F. Downey, Ralph McDonald and Joe Cheetham, as the only near relatives known here.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, at her late home in charge of Rev. W. V. Mueller, pastor of the Episcopal church, of which she was a member, and Dr. H. W. Barr, Presbyterian pastor. Interment will be made in Oak Dale cemetery by Humphreys & Son.  
The Urbana Citizen, Feb. 18, 1928
Mrs. Lafferty Buried Friday
Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Lafferty, who died Wednesday morning, were held at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon, at the home of Mrs. George Waite, Sr., on East Church street. Rev. W. V. Mueller and Dr. H. W. Barr were in charge of the service and interment was made in Oak Dale cemetery by Humphreys and Son.  
S. S. Deaton, Charles Downey, R. C. McDonald, C. F. Downey, Geo. Waite and Joe K. Cheetham acted as pallbearers. Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were Mrs. R. F. Wolfkill, of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, a cousin; Mrs. George Daugherty, Chicago; Mrs. Harry Price, Columbus; and A. L. Slager, Springfield.
BELLEFONTAINE WEEKLY EXAMINER, 24 Feb 1928,
Mrs. Josephine Lafferty, who was 85 years old, died at 6 o'clock Wednesday morning at the residence of Mrs. George Waite, Sr., in Urbana where she made her home. The deceased formerly resided in Bellefontaine. Pneumonia was the cause of death.  Mrs. Lafferty was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Guthridge. Three cousins remain, Mrs. Charles Downey, Ralph C. McDonald and Joseph Chetham, all of Urbana. When the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Lafferty was in Bellefontaine some 40 years ago, both were employed in the Hitt dry goods store which was located where the Denman store is now. Later they moved to Akron. 

Bellefontaine Weekly Examiner, 11 May 1928,
SHEPPARD B. LAFFERTY, One Time Resident of Bellefontaine Passes Away in Detroit, formerly of Bellefontaine, later residing in Urbana, died in Providence Hospital in Detroit Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock of pneumonia. He was born in Salem township, Champaign County, April 1, 1851, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Lafferty, and was just past 77 years of age at the time of his death.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. W. M. Black, Urbana, and Mrs. George Beery, who lives near Westville. Mrs. Lafferty died only a few weeks ago in Urbana. Her remains rest in the Urbana cemetery.  The deceased was associated for many years with the dry goods firm of Hitt, White & Mitchell, in Urbana, and for some years he managed a branch store in Bellefontaine for that firm. From Urbana he went to Akron where he operated a candy store and from that city he went to Detroit where he was employed by the Ford Motor Car Company at the time of his death.  The remains arrived in Urbana Friday evening and funeral services were held at the Black home Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock in charge of Rev. Franklin Blackmer, pastor of the Church of the New Jerusalem. Interment was made on the family lot in Oak Dale cemetery, Urbana.

LEFFEL -- ST. PARIS ERA-DISPATCH, Thurs., 19 July 1888
Another terrible reminder that death is always lurking near came last Sabbath afternoon in the form of a telegram from Brush Lake saying that John LEFFEL , a son of Fred LEFFEL , a well known St. Paris lumber merchant, had drowned. Our people have been shocked before by several sudden and appoalling accidents, but this seemed to unnerve every body.
It seemed impossible that it could be true. It appearas that the unfortunate young man, with the following companions, left on the 10 o'clock train Sunday forenoon for Brush Lake for the purpose of bathing and swimming; Will M. HUFFMAN, Frank and Will BATDORF, Chas. TOMLIN, Will LOSH, Geo. W. WILLIAMS, Ed. E. REEDER and Oza BENSON, of St. Paris; Will HEFFNER, John R. MARSHALL, Milt DEATON and a Mr. BRIGHT, of Addison. After they were nearly done bathing and about 12:20 o'clock young LEFFEL stepped on a spring-board, fastened to a platform at the edge of the lake, and remarked to Frank BATDORF, who was standing near him: "Frank, I'm going to see how far I can dive."
At that he disappeared in the water below and his friends saw him alive for the last time. He never came to the top, and it is thought that in making the dive he bounded up too far and was thrown backward into the water, when he lost control of himself and was carried back under the platform, where he became fastened and drowned before help could reach him. His companions waited and waited for him to come up. Realizing his fate they hurriedly tore up the platform, secured hooks and scoured the lake for his body. After three hours of fruitless search they finally caught him by the shirt collar and pulled his lifeless from to dry land. The lake, where he was found, was 25 feet deep.
His remains were carried to the railroad track, near the lake, and brought home on the 6 o'clock evening train. At the depot here a large crowd of people and his grief-stricken relatives had assembled to give him a sad welcome home, when he was conveyed to his late residenc, there to await his burial on Tuesday.
The funeral took place from the Baptist church at 10 o'clock, and was a large one, the house being over crowded. Rev. MURRAY delivered the discourse and was assisted by Revs. E. D. SMITH and W. R. THOMAS. Interment at Evergreen.
He was 21 years, 9 months and 28 days old. He was strong, healthy and active, and the bloom of manhood had just settled on his fair form. He was good hearted, full of fun and quite witty at times. Like us all he had his faults. His surviving friends can emulate his good traits of character and discard his evel ones.
The pall-bearers were: Will LOEB, Chas. TOMLIN, Will and Frank BATDORF, Geo. W. WILLIAMS and Will M. HUFFMAN--six of the young men who were with him at the fatal moment.
The sympathy of our people goes out to this family, which has twice been suddenly stricken with the deaths of two sons, Clement and John, just as they were entering manhood.
It is understood his father didn't want him to go away, but urged him to stay at home.
On Monday Will M. HUFFMAN, Oza BENSON, Ed REEDER, Will and Frank BATDORF went to Urbana and were examined by Coroner DOWELL as to the facts of the drowning.

LEFFEL -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs.7 August 1924
The vicinity of Christiansbury on Friday evening when the report was circulated that Morris LEFFEL, ex-county commissioner and prominent citizen had committed suicide at his home sometime during the afternoon. A double barreled shot gun was used in accomplishing the deed, the entire top of his head having been blown away by the discharge.
Coroner ARMPRIESTER was called to view the body after it was brought to the Bert Richeson undertaking parlors here to be prepared for burial. Ill health is attributed as the cause for the rash act. Mr. LEFFEL had undergone an operation without relief to his condition.
Mrs. LEFFEL was in Springfield at the time visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. M. DRAKE.
The former county official had always lived in Christiansburg, having been born there in November, 1869. He was one of nine children of Mr. and Mrs. Martin S. LEFFEL . After completely the grade schools of at his home, he secured further education in the Urbana high school and normal school at Ada. He was married to Elizabeth GILLESPIE in February, 1900. She died six years later, and on February 8, 1909 he was married the second time to Mrs. Savannah DEATON, who survives him, together with a brother, Calvin LEFFEL of Christiansburg, one sister, Mrs. George DEATON of Springfield, one step-daughter, Mrs. J. M. DRAKE of Springfield.
Mr. LEFFEL was a member of the Methodist church of his town and belonged to the Masonic bodies in Christiansburg and St. Paris. He had been prominent in Republican politics for many years, having served on the county central and executive committees and was at one time township clerk. He served two terms on the board of county commissioners from 1916 to 1921. Mr. LEFFEL was a successful business man and was held in the highest esteem by a wide acquaintance.

LOUDENBACK -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 22 Jul 1926, pg 1
George W. LOUDENBACK died at 12:50 o'clock Wednesday morning, July 21, from injuries which he sustained on Friday, June 25, when he fell in the field from a load of hay. practically no hopes or his recovery had been entertained since the accident occurred, paralysis having affected a part of his body.
Mr. LOUDENBACK was nearing his 68th year of age, having been born on East main Street, St. Paris,OH, on August 26, 1858, and had spent his entire life in his community. He was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth HUFFMAN LOUDENBACK and is the last member of the family, two brothers having died in infancy.
His marriage to Miss Susie PENCE took place February 27, 1881. Only one son was born to this union, L. W. LOUDENBACK. living near the home pace. he had always been a farmer. For more than forty years he had been a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist church and was held in the highest esteem as a man of noble character.
The funeral services will be held in the Mt. Zion church Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock Central Standard time. Rev. Clarence Motter will be in charge. Burial will be made in Evergreen cemetery, St. Paris, by Lowell Jones, funeral director.

LOUDENBACK -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 5 Augustl 1926
Mrs. George W. LOUDENBACK died at her home four miles southeast of St. Paris at about 10 o'clock Sunday night. She had suffered a third stroke of paralysis Saturday afternoon while working in the garden. She was alone at the time, but was found in a few minutes following by her son.  She was unconscious and never became rational after being carried into the house.
Last fall Mrs. LOUDENBACKsuffered her first attach of paralysis and a second stroke in February seriously impaired her health and other complications set in.
The funeral services were held in Mt. Zion church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Motter being in charge. Interment was made in Evergreen cemetery by funeral director, Lowell K. JONES.

LOUDENBACK -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 5 August 1926
Susie, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth SMITH PENCE, was born July 4, 1857, in Johnson township, Champaign county, Ohio, about three miles east of St. Paris; and departed this life August 1, 1926 at the age of 69 years and 27 days.
She was united in marriage to George W. LOUDENBACK February 27, 1881. To this union was born one son Leonidas W. LOUDENBACK . Her husband preceded her in death eleven days ago.
She united with the Mt. Zion church January 29, 1877. She was a great church worker, and always attended services whenever she had the opportunity. She was afflicted for about a year, but her last sickness was of a short duration. She often spoke of her willingness to go when the Master called for her.
She leaves to mourn her loss one son and daughter-in-law, three brothers and one sister, who are, George E. PENCE and J. L. PENCE of St. Paris, Rural 3; Wm. PENCE of Uniopolis, O., and Mrs. Clarence KELLEY of St. Paris, O., and many neighbors and friends who are in deep sorrow and extend great sympathy to the son and daughter-in-law in their sad bereavement. She has gone to meet her husband and to the home that her Saviour has been preparing for her.

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