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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):
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MANNING -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. March 21, 1940
Charles E. MANNING , aged 79, died at his home three miles north of Lena on Tuesday morning. He had been in ill health for most of the winter. He had, however, been improving but a sudden turn for the worse resulted in the end. He leaves three children: Mrs. May KNOOP of Los Angeles, Calif.,; Carl and Glen MANNING of Fletcher; also nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Lena Baptist church on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. Harry MANNING in charge.
Mr. MANNING was a deacon of the Lena Church and had been clerk of the church for several years. He had been clerk of the Mad River Baptist Association for 30 years.

MAPES -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 27 Mar 1947, pg 1
Norma Jean MAPES, 7, of St. Paris route one, died in the Springfield City hospital, Sunday at 10:15 a.m. after an illness of three weeks. She was born on June 20, 1839 in Springfield, the daughter of Lewis and Edna MAPES and in addition to her parents is survived by three sisters, Ethel, Marlene and Lola and a brother Arnold, all at home. She was a pupil in the second grade of the Christiansburg-Jackson school.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning in Springfield with burial in Mothers cemetery at Jackson, OH. Mr. and Mrs. MAPES live on the S. P. KAHLER farm south of St. Paris.

MARRS -- ST PARIS ERA DISPATCH, Thurs. 10 June 1887
Mrs. Margaret MARRS , a widow lady, who has been keeping house for Jasper SCOTT for several years, died last Monday of consumption at his home, about four miles north west of St. Paris. She was buried at Plattsville Tuesday afternoon.

MARSHALL -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 12 Dec 1940, pg 1
Mrs. Martha Louise MARSHALL, 69, wife of Charles MARSHALL, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at her home in Christiansburg. She had been in ill health for a number of years and Friday evening suffered a stoke from which she never regained consciousness.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two sisters, Mrs. Lida DAVIS, Lomita, CA, and Mrs. Rolla DICK, Troy; one brother, W. C. RICHESON, Christiansburg; and two granddaughters, Miss Martha FINNEY, Springfield, and Miss Betty MARSHALL, Piqua.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the residence, conducted by Rev. Samuel Furrow, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Urbana. Interment was in Casstown cemetery.

MARTIN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 26 Sep 1940, pg 1
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Ira Frank funeral home for Sylvester MARTIN, 80, who died of self-inflicted wounds at the Champaign County Hospital at 1:40 p.m. Saturday.
Mr. MARTIN was found early Saturday morning by his wife, Darthuta, suffering from a wound inflicted when he fired a .22 caliber revolver into his right ear. A local physician was called and he was immediately rushed to the hospital.
He is survived by his widow, Darthuta MARTIN, who reported she had hear him moving about their home during the night an that he had been in poor health since about August 1st of this year.
Rev. A. O. Long, pastor o the local Baptist Church officiated at the final rites and burial was in the cemetery just north of St. Paris.

MATTOX -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 26 March 1942
Golden MATTOX , 41, died Sunday 5:30 P. M. at his home in West Liberty following an extended illness. Mr. MATTOX had lived in West Liberty since last September, moving there from Westville.
Surviving are his widow, Mildred: daughter Helen, at home; three others and a sister, and his parents.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the West- ?? Methodist church.

MCDONALD -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs.March 14, 1946
Mrs. Lava(?) MCDONALD of Christiansburg died at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday in the Troy hospital after being there for three days.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William PENCE and was born at Fletcher 60 years. She was a member of the Christiansburg Christian church.
Surviving are the husband, Edward MCDONALD , two daughters, Mrs. Margaret DUFF of Casstown and Mrs. Beulah WIANT of Christiansburg; two sons, Carl of Troy and Harold of Staunton.
Funeral services will he held under the direction of the Richeson-Wickham Funeral Home at 2:00 p. m. Saturday from the Christian church in Christiansburg with Rev., Samuel FURROW in charge. Burial will be made in the Fletcher cemetery.

McDONALD -- SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS Thursday, March 16, 1950
(Urbana) Mrs. Mary STOWE MCDONALD, 57, died in her home at 201 E. Ward st., Wednesday afternoon.
Born in Urbana Feb. 8, 1893, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary HUTCHESS SMITH.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph C., and one daughter, Mrs. Donald M. GIBBS, of Urbana.
The body was taken to the Humphreys funeral home for services at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Edward H. ORINSON, pastor of the Urbana Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery.

McKINNEY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 23 January 1930
Mrs. Arch McKINNEY, 67 years of age passed away at her home in Piqua, Friday, after several weeks' illness.
Mrs. PROCTOR was twice married, her first husband was Frank PROCTOR. She was married a second time to Arch McKINNEY, who survives, also four children, Miss Helen McKINNEYof Piqua; Mrs. Ethel SHANE of Cincinnati; Mrs. Maud EIPPER of Rosewood and Bert PROCTOR of St. Paris. Two brothers, Austin JENKINS of Piqua and Judson JENKINS of Christiansburg; one sister Mrs. Elva SHPLEY of Thackery.
Funeral services were held from the Congregrational Christian-church in Piqua, Monday afternoon and burial was made in Piqua cemetery.

McALLISTER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 16 April 1942, pg 1
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. from the Bert Richeson funeral home for C. D. McALLISTER, 62, veteran piano tuner who died at the Champaign county hospital, Saturday. Services were conducted by Rev. A. O. Long, pastor of the Baptist church, and burial was in Evergreen cemetery.
His daughter Mrs. Ralph KING of Blacklick, OH is his only close surviving relative.

McMORRAN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs.23 April 1942
Mrs. Emily McMORRAN , 89, prominent in the social, religious and cultureal life of this community for many years died at 3:00 P.M. Thursday at the Pythian Home for the Aged, Springfield. She had been ill for the past month.
Mrs. McMORRAN was born August 18, 1852, the daughter of Nathan and Sarah DEATON, near Christiansburg, and had resided in this community most of her life. She was the widow, of John McMORRAN , well known grain and feed business operator. She went to the Pythian home in 1936 and leaves no close relatives.  She was a member of the Methodist church, Easteran Star and Pythian Sisters.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2:00 P.M. from the Bert Richeson funeral home with Rev. Edward BREWSTER, pastor of the Medthodist church in charge. Burial was in Evergreen cemetery.

McMORRAN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 24 Oct 1940, pg 1
Grant McMORRAN, 76, retired grain dealer of St. Paris, passed away on Sunday evening at 10:25 o'clock at a Dayton hospital. Mr. McMORRAN had been in poor health for some time. He was a a member of the K. of P. Lodge and masonic Lodge and a life long member of the Methodist church. He was a director in the Mills Mutual Insurance Co. for more than 30 years, and during the time he was in business here, was very active in The Grain Dealers' Association.
Born near El Paso, IL, May 17, 1864, he came here with his parents, Jacob and Mahala McMORRAN when only three months old and until the last few months always lived in St. Paris. He leaves his wife, Mary J. McMORRAN, and many friend.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Ira Frank funeral home with Rev. Edward B. Brewster, pastor of the St. Paris methodist Church, in charge. Burial was in Evergreen cemetery.

McMORRAN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 25 Sep 1941, pg 1
Mrs. Jennie McMORRAN, 71, widow of Grant McMORRAN, died at Rickly Hospital of the Ohio Masonic Home, Springfield, at 9:15 P.M. Sunday. She had been a patient at the hospital since March 1. She had resided in St. Paris many years and moved to the Ohio Masonic Home in July 1940.
The daughter of Harrison and Anna WILGUS BRECOUNT she was born near Conover and was a member of the Methodist Church. Two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth DeWEESE of Springfield and Mrs. George M. BALDWIN of St. Paris survive.
Funeral rites were conducted at 2;30 P.M. Wednesday from the Bert Richeson funeral home followed by burial in Evergreen Cemetery.

McMORRAN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 3 Jan 1929, pg 1
The death of Mrs. Simeon McMORRAN occurred at 12 o'clock, Monday noon at the home on South High street. Pneumonia following an attack of the flu was the cause after only few days illness.
Her maiden name was Mary Janet McLEAN, being the daughter of Neil and Katherine McLEAN of Marion county, where she was born January 22, 1856.
On August 12, 1890 she was united in marriage to Simeon McMORRAN, and until 18 years ago lived on a farm four miles northwest of St. paris. At that time the family moved to this place, where she had since resided.
The surviving children are Neal McMORRAN, St. Paris, R. 1; Mrs. Byron JENKINS, portland, IN, Mrs Floyd BERRY, Westville and Miss Ruth of Columbus. There are eight grandchildren. The following sisters are also living: Mrs. C. M. NUMAN, Canton, OH; Mrs. Nancy THOMSON, Bold Knob, ARK and Mrs. Maggie JONES of LaRue, OH.
Mrs. McMORRAN was a member of the local branch of the Christian Science church. She was reserved and yet possessed an unusual friendly disposition.
The funeral services were held in the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. W. E. Shriver of the Methodist church being in charge. Bert Richeson was in charge of the interment which was made in Evergreen cemetery.
Those from out of town to attend Mrs. McMORRAN's funeral are Mrs. C. M. NUMAN of Canton, Mrs. Nanny THOMASON and Neal McLEAN of Bold Knob, ARK; Mrs. Maggie JONE and Mrs. Donald LINGO of LaRue; Mr. and Mrs. G. V. FROMME of Urbana; Mr. and Mrs. Byron JENKINS of Portland IN; Mrs. Mary WENCH, Harry DILL and Mrs. Frank L. --CAN of Columbus; Mrs. Etta BURN--AM of Watertown, NY; and Clare -ALLEY of Cleveland.

MERRITT -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 21 December 1939
Mrs. Gertrude Shank MERRITT, 57, wife of Lawrence MERRITTresident of the Conover community, died in a hospital in Sarasota, Florida, Monday, following failing health of several years. She had been a patient at the hospital since the previous Tuesday. The MERRITTs had gone to Florida several weeks ago.
Survivors include the husband and one sister, Mrs. W. H. NICHOLAS of near St. Paris.
The body was returned to the Richeson funeral home Tuesday, where final rites will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Rev. Harry MANNING of the Lena Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery.

MINNICH -- ST. PARIS ERA-DISPATCH, Thurs. 29 November 1900
Anna, daughter of Adam and Elizabeth BAROKER, was born in Champaign county, Ohio, March 20, 1820, and departed this life November 20, 1900, aged eighty years and eight months.
She was united in marriage to Israel MINNICH in 1836. To this union were born eleven children, six boys and five girls, all living but two, one girl and one boy having preceeded her in death. She also leaves forty-one grand children.
She united with the Reformed church more than fifty years ago and was always a faithful and conscientious christian. Her Husband died December 28, 1875, almost twenty-five years ago. She lived in Millerstown more than thirty years. She was afflicted for a number of years with the most trying of all diseases yet bore it with as much fortitude as any other person could have done, being afflicted in the same manner.
The children have lost a kind and indulgent mother, the grand-children an affectionate and loving grand-mother, the friends a useful and helping neighbor, and the church a devout and faithful christian worker. Mother, grand-mother and neighbor is at rest, One by one, our dear ones go before, We miss her but God knows best, We shall meet them on the other shore.

MITCHELL -- ST PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., March 21, 1940
Rites were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Baptist church for Mrs. Estella M. MITCHELL, 76, who died at her home here at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Rev. A. O. Long, pastor of the church, conducted the service and interment was in Evergreen cemetery by Ira Frank, funeral director.
Mrs. MITCHELL had been ill since December 21 suffering from effects of a fall in her home.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ruth APPLE, St. Paris; three sons, John, East Lynn, Ill.; Paul, Port Jarvis, N.Y,; and Arthur of Huntington, Indiana, and a sister, Mrs. Mary HEATER of St. Paris.
The deceased was the daughter of Christian and Susan McMORRAN and was born in Johnson township June 13, 1863. She grew to womanhood in the community of her birth, living here until 1905 when with her family, she moved to Illinois. Later she lived at Huntington, Indiana, where she remained until the death of her husband, Oliver P. MITCHELL, after which she returned to St. Paris where she has spent the last twenty years.
"When a very young woman she joined the Baptist church and until the last few weeks of her life was always active in the church and Sunday School."

MITCHELL -- ST. PARIS ERA-DISPATCH, Thurs. 19 July 1888
Mrs. John H. MITCHELL died at her home, northeast of Fletcher, on July 10th, aged 52 years, 10 months and 17 days. She was married Oct. 2, 1853, and was the mother of six children. She was a member of the Honey Creek and Lost Creek Baptist churches from 1851 till her death, and was a sister of Maurice FRAZEE. Her funeral occurred Friday, Rev. MURRAY officiating. Interment in Fletcher cemetery.

MITCHELL -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 9 Oct 1919
The many friends and relatives here of Oliver P. MITCHELL were startled to tears of his sudden death which occurred Friday afternoon at his farm home three miles west of Markie, IN. Death came while he was at work in the field.
Mr. MITCHELL was the son of John and Sarah MITCHELL and was born Nov. 17 1860 and departed this life Oct. 3 1919, aged 54 years, 10 mos and 16 days. He died suddenly from neuralgia of the heart.
Before returning to his work at noon he complained of pains about the heart, but thinking nothing serious, went back to the field where he was sowing wheat. Later in the afternoon he returned to the house for a little grain to finish the field. A short while after, his son Arthur noticed the team his father was using had been standing an unusually long time, so he went to see what was wrong and to his great surprise found that the Great Reaper had taken his father home, Yea to a better country.
Mr. MITCHELL was gifted in marriage to Estella MCMORRAN, South Whitley IN, Sep 22, 1983. To this union were born four children all of whom survive. Three sons - John. W. MITCHELL of East Lyan, IL, Arthur C. and Paul W. who live at home and one daughter, Ruth E. MITCHELL, of Washington D.C. He is also survived by his wife and one brother J. E. MITCHELL of Columbus, OH.
The remains were brought to the home of John P. MCMORRAN and his funeral held from the Baptist church Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Rev. J. M. Smith officated. Interment was made in Evergreen cemetery.

MOCK -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 7 Oct 1926, pg 1
Mrs. Mary Ann MOCK died Friday evening at the home of the Brethren in Greenville, OH. Seven weeks ago she fell in her room and fractured her hip which confined her to her bed. Pneumonia developed the last week and caused her death.
Mrs. MOCK was the daughter of Jacob and Eliza AMMON and was born September 30, 1849, at Millerstown.
On Dec. 23, 1886, she was married to George MOCK and moved near North Hampton, OH, where they resided until Mr. MOCK's death May 9, 1906. They both became members of the Donnels Creek Dunkard church in that locality.

MOORE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. June 13, 1946
Services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in Dayton for Mrs. Maude E. MOORE , a native of St. Paris. She died Thursday.
Born in St. Paris, she had resided in Dayton for the past 40 years. Survivors include her husband, Harry T.; two sons, William MOORE and Robert SHANK; a daughter, Eileen; two grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Charles ROEHMHILDT and Mrs. Minnie POEPELMEIR.

MOSES -- ST. PARIS ERA-DISPATCH, Thurs. March 7, 1889
Death has again visited our neighborhood. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, Elizabeth MOSES , wife of Truman MOSES , aged 80 years, 7 months and 13 days, passed quietly and peacefully away after an illness of nearly twenty years' duration. Funeral services Friday, Feb. 22d, at the Addison Christian church, by Rev. M. RAPP. Interment at Casstown cemetery.....Mr. Abe HELVIE, of Muncie, Ind., a brother of the deceased, was in attendance at the furneral. He has returned to his home....

MOSES,   URBANA DAILY CITIZEN Aug 10/11 1937 (date not with clipping)
Funeral Services for Joseph S.Moses, 81, who died at his home 123 East Church street, Sunday were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the late residence in charge of Rev. Samuel Furrow. There were many beautiful floral offerings. Burial was made in Oak Dale Cemetery by Humphreys and Son Company. Pallbearers were: John Logan, Jesse Welsheimer, W.S. Coffey, Sherman Moses,Rolla Moses, and Joe Moses. Mr. Moses died at his home, 123 E. Church, at 6:00 a.m. Sunday. He had been in failing health for several years, especially since the death of Mrs.Moses last autumn. About three months ago Mr. Moses fell at his home and fractured a hip. Since that time he had been confined either to his bed or a wheel chair. He was born at Casstown but became a resident of Urbana 37 years ago when he entered politics and was elected County Recorder, a post to  which he was elected three times and in which he served from 1900 to 1906. Retiring from that office he was appointed bailiff of Common Pleas Court and served in that capacity under Judge Middleton until the later retired in 1928. He was a member of the Republican party and maintained an active interest in party affairs to the time of his death. Mr. Moses was also a member of the First Baptist Church and Champaign Lodge No. 523, F.& A. M. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John Logan, Urbana; Mrs. R.H. Daniels, Albany, N.Y.; and two sons, Rolla Moses, Urbana, and Sherman Moses, Birmingham, Alabama. Internment will be made at Oak Dale Cemetery by Humphreys & Son Company.

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NANCE--Springfield News-Sun, Tuesday, May 19, 1987
Woodstock - Arthur NANCE 227 Flynn St, died at 2:55 pm Monday in Mercy Memorial Hospital. Body to Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home, North Lewisburg; visitation 2-4 and 7-9 pm Wednesday; services there 2 pm Thursday.

NANCE--Springfield Daily-News, Tuesday, Feb 13, 1973
Mrs Bessie JENKINS NANCE, 91, of 917 N Fountain Ave., died at 9:30 am Monday in her residence.She was born July 23, 1881, in Champaign County, the daughter of Atchison and Eliza Lee CONRAD and had resided in Springfield for the past 30 years. She was a member of the Terre Haute United Methodist Church and the North Hampton Council Daughters of America.Mrs NANCE spent most of her life on a farm in Mad River Township, Champaign County, with her first husband, David JENKINS. He preceded her in death in December 1940. Her second husband, Bert NANCE, preceded her in death in January 1959. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs Wilbur (Donna) ULERY of Springfield and Mrs Samuel (Lela) ZERKLE of Urbana; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Her body was taken to the Walter Funeral Home, Urbana, where friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm Wednesday. Services will be held at 1:30 pm Thursday in the Funeral Home in charge of the Rev William Turner, pastor of the Terre Haute United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Terre Haute Cemetery.

NANCE--The Springfield Daily-News, Friday, Apr 23, 1948
Mrs Mary Elizabeth NANCE, 67, of Urbana, Route 4, wife of Earnest NANCE, died at 9:05 pm Thursday in her residence following an illness of two years. Mrs NANCE was born in Dunlow, W Va, on Aug 28, 1880, and had resided at the Urbana address for the last two and a half months. She formerly lived with her step-daughter, Mrs Max BRINES of South Vienna, Route 1. Survivors include her husband; a son, Joseph HOUSER of Springfield, a daughter, Mrs Cora SNYDER of Urbana, Route 4; three stepdaughters, Mrs William MILLER and Mrs Theodore PETERMAN, both of Springfield, and Mrs. BRINES; a stepson, Sherman NANCE of Springfield, 16 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Littleton funeral home where services will be held at 2 pm Sunday with the Rev C E Byers officiating. Burial will be in Newcomers Cemetery.

NEER SPRINGFIELD NEWS SUN January 21, 1972 Mechanicsburg  
Ben E. Neer, 90, of 29 N. Main St., Mechanicsburg died at 11 p.m. Wednesday in the Madison Elms Nursing Home, London, following several years of failing health. He was born in Mechaincsburg, Oct. 31, 1881, the son of Nathan and Millie Comstock Neer. He retired in 1958 from the Wright-Patteson Air Force Base. Survivors include his wife Mary; two sons, Nathan of Mechaincsburg and James of Saudi Arabia; one daughter, Mrs. Roscoe (Mary Christine) Smith of Mechanicsburg; one brother Mahlon of Catawba; one sister Mrs. Laura Lightle of Springfield, and two grandchildren.His body was taken to the Skillman Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, where friends may call Saturday afternoon and evening. Services will be held at 2 p. m.Sunday in the funeral home in charge of the Rev. Albert Bitters, pastor of the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church.Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.

NEER URBANA DAILY CITIZEN, 27 September 1979
Mary A. Neer, 89, of the Champaign Nursing Home, died at 10:45 a.m. yesterday in Mercy Memorial Hospital. She had been a resident of the Home for five years, and was formerly a resident of Mechanicsburg.She was born in Madison County, Jan. 25, 1890, the daughter of Noah and Christina Smith Lightle. She was a member of the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church. Her husband, Ben E. Neer died in 1972. Survivors include two sons, Nathan L. of Mechanicsburg; James E. of Saudi Arabia; a daughter, Mrs. Roscoe (Mary Christine) Smith of Mechanicsburg; three grand children; and four great grandchildren.Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in; the Skillman Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. Rev. David G. Heistand will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m. Thursday.


NEWLAND -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 15 August 1918
The eleven day old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. NEWLAND died August 9 near Rosewood. The body was taken the following day to Waynesfield, Auglaize co. for burial.

NICHOLAS -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 26 Jun 1941, pg 1
Mrs. Naomi MILLER NICHOLAS, 68, native of St. Paris and for a number of years a resident of Quincy, died at 1:30 a.m. Monday at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney. Surviving are her husband, George NICHOLAS, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Richeson funeral home followed by burial in Evergreen cemetery.

NITCHMAN -- ST PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 20 February 1947
Willard Wallace NITCHMAN , 69, retired farmer died at 6:00 a.m. Saturday in his home in St. Paris following an illness of several months.
He was born in Mad River township, a son of Thomas and Rosetta EVILSIZOR NITCHMAN , but had resided in St. Paris for eleven years.
Surviving are the wife, Alice; three sons, Luther of St. Paris route one, Kenneth of Piqua, and Russell of Monte Vista, Colo,; a daughter, Josephine, at home; 15 grandchildren; two brothers, Clyde of Lima, and Charles of Terre Haute, and four sisters, Mrs. Susie NIXON of St. Paris, Mrs. Ola ROONEY of Urbana, Mrs. Lola ROACH of Springfield, and Mrs. Mary RUNYON of Findley.
The Junior Order United American Mechanics of which he was a member, held services at the home Monday evening. The body was taken to the Frank Funeral Home where services were held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. Rex. G. VAN COURT in charge. Burial took place in the Terre Haute cemetery.

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O'GARA-- SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS, Saturday, January 26, 1957
Miss Mary E. O'GARA, 84, a life-long resident of Urbana, died at 7 p.m. Thursday in Mercy Hospital here following an extended illness.
A member of St. Mary's Church of Urbana. Miss O'Gara was born May 5, 1872, and was a daughter of Thomas and Mary DAVEY O'GARA. She is survived by a sister, Miss Catherine O'GARA; a brother, Joseph T. O'GARA; a nephew, Joseph J. O'GARA, and a grand-nephew, Joseph J. O'GARA, Jr., all of Urbana.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Mary's Church and burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery.
Friends may call at the O'Gara residence, 440 N. Main st., from noon Sunday until time for services. Miss O'GARA's body was taken to the Ryan funeral home.

OWENS -- ST PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs.1 July 1926
After a long illness, John OWENS died at his home here this morning at 4 o'clock.
In 1881 he was united in marriage with Jane GARVER of Christiansburg. They were parents of three sons, ??cott, Charles and Carlton of St. Paris.
Mr. OWENS followed the occupation of farmer for many years and was well known in this locality.  He has been suffering from heart trouble for the past three years and has been confined to his home a greater part of this time.  He was the son of Aures and Jane OWENS and was born in Westville, July 8, 1853.
Funeral services will be held from the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock fast time in charge of Rev. John YANTIS of Christiansburg.  Burial will be made by L. K. Jones Funeral director, in Evergreen cemetery.

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PEACOCK -- ST PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 18 January 1945
Letters have been received by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence PEACOCK from the Adjutant General's office relative to their son Sgt. Eldon PEACOCK's death which occurred October 22, 1944, while serving with the U.S. Air Corps, based in England.
Rev. BOYER, pastor of the Jackson Center church, where Eldon wa a member, also recieved a letter from the Chaplain of the 2nd Station Complement Sqdn., which said, "He wa killed in action October 22, 1944 over Thurleigh, England when he received multiple extensive injuries as a result of an aircraft collision on return from a combat mission. Elson was given a Christian burial and all the honors of a military funeral on October 28, 1944. The service was conducted Protestant. The body was interred in an American cemetary in England. I, myself, (Chap. Leslie Williams) conducted the funeral at which many of Sgt. PEACOCK's buddies were present.

. PENCE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs 27 June 1929
The body of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth NORMAN PENCE , 76 years of age, was found Monday evening in an orchard near her home, one mile east of Millerstown. Coroner I. W. ARMPRIESTER pronounced death due a stroke of apoplexy.
Mrs. PENCE was found by her sister, Rebecca NORMAN, when she became alarmed by her absence and started a search. Mrs. PENCE had gone to the orchard near by to bury a chicken, when she was suddenly stricken.
She was the widow of John E. PENCE , who preceded her in death nine years ago. Those who survive are three sons, Clarence PENCE , St. Paris; A. P. PENCE , north of Urbana; F. G. PENCE , Detroit; three brothers, John NORMAN, St. Paris; Benjamin NORMAN, Millerstown and Joseph NORMAN with whom she made her home, and two sisters, Rebecca NORMAN at home and Mrs. Anna WELLER of Shelby county.
Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in charge of Rev. Carl KAMMEYER, pastor of the St. Paris Lutheran church at the Community church in Millerstwon. Burial was made in Spring Grove cemetery by Jones and Frank funeral directors.

PENCE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs 17 April 1924
Elizabeth PENCE , widow of Henry PENCE , died at 5:30 o'clock Sunday evening at the home of her grandson, Marley PENCE , three miles south west of St. Paris. She had passed her 87th year of age.
Mrs. PENCE was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James SMITH and was born in Virginia, September 4, 1836. In 1854 she was united in marriage to Henry PENCE who died a few years ago. The following children survive: Mrs. Susannie LOUDENBACK, Mrs. Clarence KELLEY, George and Joseph PENCE all of St. Paris and William PENCE of Wapakoneta. There are eleven grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren living besides one sister, Mrs. Nancy SAGER of Tremont City and two brothers, Joseph and Henry SMITH of St. Paris.
Mrs. PENCE was for many years a member of Mt. Zion Baptish church and was a devout Christian lady and a devoted mother.
The funeral services were held from the Mt. Zion church at 1 o'clock Wednesday in charge of Rev. Isaac PENCE . Interment was made in Mt. Zion cemetery, Lowell Jones, undertaker in charge.

PENCE-- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs 9 November 1944
George E. PENCE, 89, retired farmer died Monday evening after being ill three weeks. A native of Champaign County he was the son of Harry and Elizabeth S. PENCE. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist church.
He is survived by a son A. C. PENCE, superintendent of schools at Coshocton' a son-in-law, Wilbur WIANT; a sister, Etta KELLEY of Indiana and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held this afternoon (Thursday) at the Bert Richeson funeral home with Rev. Samuel FURROW in charge. Pallbearers were: O. E. BEATY, R. M. KITE, F. M. APPLE, Perry APPLE, Charles STAPLETON and B. A. TAYLOR. Burial was in Spring Grove cemetery.

PENCE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs 6 May 1909
Mrs. Nancy E. PENCE , wife of Adam PENCE , died at the home one and one half miles southeast of Westville, Wednesday, May 5th at 8:00 p.m. She was born in Jackson township, Nov. 26, 1828, being about 80 years of age at her death. Funeral services will take place tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. at Nettle Creek church, Rev. Thom. WILLIAMS officiating. Intermient will be made at Westville cemetery.

PENCE -- St. PARIS DISPATCH, Thurs. 22 Jul 1954
Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Richeson-Wickham Funeral Home for Martha M. PENCE. Rev. mason Grove officiated. Burial was made in Evergreen Cemetery, St. Paris.
Mrs. PENCE had been a patient in the Memorial hospital, Piqua, for several days following a heart attack. she died at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday.
A native of Salem, WV, Mrs. PENCE was born July 29, 1875 a daughter of James and Sarah Virginia Ross SUTTON. She was a member of the St. Paris Baptist Church.
Surviving Mrs. PENCE are five brothers, George SUTTON of New York City, Albert of St. Paris, Martin of Conover, Route 1, Eli of Piqua and Marion of Columbus, and two sisters, Mrs. Ada PENCE of St. Paris and Mrs. Elizabeth VENRICK of Plain City. Her husband died in 1948.

PENCE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. June 4, 1942
Stephen A. Douglas PENCE , 83, passed away at 2:40 A. M. Saturday at Piqua Memorial hospital after being ill for a few days. He was a native of this community and had spent all his life near here being engaged in farming until a few years ago when he moved to St. Paris to make his home with his nephew, Don LUXON.
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Bert Richeson funeral home with Rev. Harry MANNING in charge. Burial was in the cemetery at Fletcher.
Survuvors include four brothers Fletch, Emmett, John and Charles PENCE all living in this community.

PENQUITE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 19 Mar 1925, pg 1
Emma, the wife of S. H. PENQUITE died at her home in Dialton at 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 13, due from paralysis of eight weeks duration. She was 64 years of age. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter , Glenna COVELL at home and stepson, Pearl PENQUITE of Springfield.
The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 from the Newson chapel church, Rev. Paul --ker being in charge. Burial at Newson cemetery by Bert Richeson, undertaker.

PLACE-- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 25 Sep 1941, pg 1
James W. PLACE, 80, died Monday at 5 P.M. at his home on Springfield Route 3, from infirmities due to advanced age. He is survived by six sisters, Mrs. Florence SHITHERS and Mrs. Henry DICK, St. Paris; Mrs. Walter OATS, Mrs. Utah CROSEN, and Mrs. Kate FEARNOW, all from VA; and two brothers Robert E. PLACE and Kirk PLACE, also from VA.
Funeral services were held this afternoon (Thursday) from the Seater funeral home in Urbana followed by burial in Oak Dale Cemetery.

PINE--The Capital December 26, 2000
Annapolis, Maryland
Carroll "Ray" Pine, 64, of Nanticoke in Wicomico County, died Dec. 20 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in Rosewood, Ohio, Mr. Pine was an Army veteran and was employed by Eastern Tunnel Corp. of Ellicott City as a heavy equipment operator and supervisor for 20 years. He was the founder of the J & D Hunting Club of Quantico in Wicomico County. His hobbies were hunting, fishing and teaching children firearms safety. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Pine of Nanticoke; one son, Bryan Pine of Ohio; two daughters, Melissa Woolley of Ohio and Carol Pine Wilson of Glen Burnie; four stepchildren, Thomas Masters of Nashville, Tenn., Juanita Ehmke of Odenton, Scott Masters of Crownsville and Ricky Masters of Glen Burnie; and one brother, Richard Pine of Rosewood. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Esta (Bryant) Pine; and one brother, Robert Lee Pine. Visitation will be for one hour before the 1 p.m. funeral tomorrow at the Messick Funeral Home in Bivalve in Wicomico County. Burial will be at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville.

PINE--Piqua Daily Call June 11, 1970
Fred Pine, 70, of Rosewood, Adams Township, Champaign County trustee for 20 years, died Wednesday at 11:30 p.m. in his home. He had been ill 20 years. Born in Harrison Township, Champaign County, Aug. 4, 1899, he was the son of Maley and Roseanne NcNeal Pine. He was a lifelong resident of Champaign County. He married the former Esta Bryant, March 18, 1925 in Miami County. He was a member of the Concord Church and a former carpenter. Surviving are his wife and two sons, Richard of Rosewood, and Ray of Rt. 2, St. Paris; five grandchildren and one half-brother, Harry Hutchinson of Chicago, Ill. One son is deceased. The Rev. M. C. Macklin of Dayton will conduct services Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Baker Funeral Home, St. Paris. Friends may call Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and evening, and until the hour of services Sunday.

POFFENBERGER -- SAINT PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH Thursday, July 31, 1919
Miss Louise POFFENBERGER died Saturday in the Springfield hospital after several weeks illness. She was born 1874. She had spent nearly all her life in and around Urbana where she had many friends. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was greatly devoted to her work in the church.
The deceased is survived by her mother, Mrs. I. M. POFFENBERGER , of Urbana; four sisters, Miss Jennie POFFENBERGER of Urbana; Mrs. AKERS of Columbus; Mrs. Clyde GENTIS of Springfield, Mrs Robert WILSON, of New York City. She also leaves two brothers, Harry POFFENBERGER of Columbus, and John of Urbana.
The funeral services were held from the POFFENBERGER residence in Urbana Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, Rev. J. A. MOO (???) of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial was made in Oakdale cemetery.

PRESTON - -LAKE CITY GRAPHIC, Lake City, Iowa, Thurs. 24 Dec 1908
Jospeh Freeman PRESTON was born in Champaign County, Ohio, March 4, 1824, and departed this life at his home in the city December 18, 1908. At an early age he moved to Kansas and later to Iowa, where he has since resided.
Mr. PRESTON had been in failing health for some time and his death was not unexpected. He united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in this city some years ago and died in the most holy faith. He leaves a wife, four sons and three daughters to mourn his loss. The funeral services were held from the M.W. church on Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H.B. Burns. Interment was made in Lake City cemetery. Relatives in attendance from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. James ALLERTON of Odebolt, John PRESTON and son Ernest of Kansas City, Lewis PRESTON of Strawberry Point, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. CONKLIN, Holyoke, Colorado.

PRITCHARD -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 26 Jun 1941, pg 1
Mrs. Marion June PRITCHARD, 15, wife of Don PRITCHARD, died at her home here at 12:30 a.m. Friday just five hours after the birth of a son. Survivors are the husband and infant son; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lon PURK; three brothers, Donald, John and Dale, and a sister, Mrs. Mack HEMINGER, all of St. Paris.
Final rites were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene with Rev. John Wasson officiating. Burial was in the Fletcher cemetery.

PROCTOR -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 9 April 19 --, pg 8
Funeral services for Charles PROCTOR, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the home of his aunt, Miss Rachel LONG in Casstown. Mr. PROCTOR passed away at the age of fifty-seven at his home in Dayton, Thursday evening. He leaves a wife and three children, Mrs. PROCTOR was formerly Miss Adda BRAGUNIER, who made her home here for a number of years with her aunt, Mrs. Margaret POND.

PROCTOR -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 11 August 1949
Roger I. PROCTOR, 38, operator of the Procter Implement Company, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday in St. Elizabeth hospital at Dayton where he had been a patient for three weeks. He had been ill approximately seven years.
A native of St. Paris, Mr. PROCTORwas a son of O. B. and Edna Ireland PROCTOR. He was married on July 4, 1934 to Miss Ruth NIXON. Mr. PROCTOR was graduated from St. Paris High School in 1929 and then attended mechanical engineering school at Ada, O., graduating in 1934.
Surviving are his widow and his parents and two sisters, Mrs. George (Zelda) ATKINSON, Columbus and Mrs. Jesse (Norma) LEE, St. Paris.
Rites will be in the Baker funeral home at 2 p.m. today in charge of Rev. Ross HURLEY, pastor of the Methodist church of which Mr. Proctor was a member. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

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REED -- ST PARIS ERA DISPATCH, Thurs. 10 June 1887
"In the midst of life we are in danger" was fully verified last Saturday forenoon in the sudden and unexpected killing of Wm. REED, a young farmer of this township. Early in the morning he had come to town in the best of spirits and went to BRUBAKER's warehouse where he received a $300 check for grain that he had sold. He left there little thinking that "in the midst of life" he was in the arms of death. He never realized it. As he and his brother, Philip, were about to cross the railroad in front of an east-bound freight train, their horse became frightened and broke loose from the spring wagon pulling Philip, who was driving, out and thus rescuing him from a terrible death. The horse got away and Philip, seeing the train coming, took hold of the shafts and attempted to pull the wagon across the main track, but the engine struck it near the hind wheel and carried it, together with Wm. who either didn't have time to jump out or else lost his presence of mind, down the platform to the mail crane, where he was thrown out onto the lawn.
He was immediately picked up and taken to the depot, where it was found that his skull had been crushed, a hole forced into this head just back of his right ear and an arm, a leg and two ribs broken. A short time afterwards he was removed to the American House, where he died at 10:38 o'clock, living two hours after being hurt.
This is one of the saddest accidents that have ever been known to happen in St. Paris, and should be a warning to all persons who have occasion to cross a railroad. It is said young REED was cautioned not to cross until the train had passed, but he didn't heed the timely warning.
The statement has been made that the train was running at a very high rate of speed, but the engineer says he was making from 8 to 10 miles an hour. The Company surely can not be held accountable for that death of this young farmer.
He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant church for a number of years, and was loved and respected by all who knew him. He lost his wife and one child about a year ago, and now he has gone to meet them. He leaves two children, a father and mother, several brothers and sisters, and many friends to mourn their loss.

RHODES THE OHIOAN, Urbana, OH, Thursday, August, 25 1825: On morning of the 22d inst. after a lingering illness, WILLIAM RHODESin the 86th year of age; leaving a wife and a large number of relations and friends to lament his loss. Mr. RHODES was a soldier of the Virginia line on the Continental establishment-through the whole of the Revolutionary War. He was a man, in early life, of uncommon athletic powers; and in the course of his services if my memory serves me. (having received the facts from himself,) he received five severe wounds; by which he was so far disabled, that, for the last 8 or 10 years, he received small pettance from the bounty of his country, which served to smoothe his declining years. His remains were intered in this place on the 23d, with military honors, by Capt. Ambrozene's company of volunteers, in the presence of a large concourse of citizens and strangers.

The following next address was spoken by Gen. Vance, at the time of the interment of Mr. Rhode's body.

--Fellow citizens, and brother soldiers--

You have this day been called upon to pay the last tribute of respect to a departed solder of the Revolutionary Army: one who had not merely the honor of having his name enrolled amongst that band of patriots and worthis, but one whose blood crimsoned the snows of Trenton, the fields of Princeton, and the battlements of Stony Point. Venerable man! Why didst thou not pay the debt of nature on the walls of York-Town, where the measure of thy glory was complete, and whence thy name would have have been, by faithful history handed down in posterity, as one of the martyrs whose lives were offered us for the liberties of their country! Yes, there thou wouldst have had the sympathetic tear of your beloved commander, the Father of his country, to have smoothed thy passage to the Eternal World! But why compain? Are not thy service deeply engraven on the hearts of posterity? And notwithstanding thy mortal remains shall inhabit the cold confines of that vaulted clay, yet thy name shall live in the hearts of thy countrymen, a mausoleum that will be more lasting than monumental brass. Under our present feeling, must we not with the poet exclaim.--

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In death's terrific, icy arms,
Lo! the illustrious soldier lies;
He's free from care and war's alarms,
Nor sees our tears nor hears our sighs.

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Cold is the heart where valor reign'd;
Mute the tonge [tongue] that joy inspir'd;
Still the arm that conquest gain'd,
And dim the eye that glory fir'd.

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Too mean for him a world like this.
He's landed on that happy shore
Where all the saints partake of bliss,
And heroes meet to part no more.

RICE -- see COOK, ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs March 26, 1942

RICHESON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs, March 22, 1945
A memorial service was held for Herman RICHESON at the morning worship service of Zion Lutheran church, Sunday, March 18.
The service was conducted by pastor Herman ANDRES, who also read Mr. RICHESON 's service record. A solo "A Little Prayer," was sung by Miss Mary BLAIR. The sermon was preached by the Rev. George W. MILEY, D. D., president of the Ohio Synod of the United Lutheran Church of America.
Herman RICHESON was received into membership of Zion Lutheran church by Rev. MILEY on one of his former visits to the congregation, April 23, 1944; and it was for that reason that Rev. MILEY responded to the request of the RICHESON family to take part in this memorial service.

RICHESON Sat. Jan 11, 1947, pg 3
Mrs. Alonzo RICHESON, North Lewisburg - Mrs. Rosie Etta RICHESON, 65, wife of Alonzo RICHESON of North Lewisburg, died Saturday morning in her home after a two-year illness. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jason BROWNING. Mrs. RICHESON, who lived here for 45 years, had been a practical nurse for many years. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Lucille ODELL of Urbana, and three sisters, Mrs. Olive M. WARD, Mrs. Anna GABRILL, and Mrs. Goldie BECKWITH, all of St. Paris.

ROBERTS
-- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs, 25 Sept 1947
Homer ROBERTS of Christiansburg died at 11:00 a. m. Thursday of last week of a sudden heart attack at his residence in Christiansburg.
Head of the aid for the aged in Urbana, ROBERTS , is survived by his wife, Valencine; one daughter, Diantha, at home; his mother Mrs. Hattie ROBERTS , Christiansburg; one brother Glen ROBERTS of Troy; and one sister Mrs. Lola CROUSE, Alcony.
Roberts was born north of Christiansburg and was a member of Mt. Olivet Lodge, the chaper and commandery of the Masons.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p. m. Sunday in the Methodist church in Christiansburg with Rev. J. K. PRICE officiating. Burial was made in the Honey Creek cemetery in charge of the Richeson-Wickham Funeral Home.

ROCKEY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 7 Oct 1926, pg 1
U.G. ROCKEY, a former resident of Christiansburg, died at his home, 1123 Tibet Ave., Springfield, OH, Friday night at 11:40.
He was 55 years of age and is survived by his wife and one son, Carlton of KY; one daughter, Lenora, at home.
Funeral was held Monday at 2:00 o'clock from the Christian church in Christiansburg. Burial was made in Honey Creek cemetery by Bert Richeson, undertaker.

RURTZAHN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs.9 November 1944
Funeral services for William Henry RURTZAHN , 82, were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Bert Richeson funeral home. Rev. A. J. RIETH, pastor of the Christiansburg Methodist church officiated. Burial was in the Casstown cemetery.
He was a retired farmer and passesd away Thursday at 8:30 p. m. at the home of his son Ernest, northwest of Christiansburg. Death followed several weeks of illness.
In addition to the son at whose home he died he leaves a foster son, Robert KAVANAUGH in the armed forces and stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.

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SAGER --
ST PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., 6 April 1944
Forest M. SAGER, 80, died at the Champaign county hospital Tuesday at 11 p. m. He had been a patient at the hospital for one week.
He was born in Champaign county and has spent his entire life in this county. He was a retired thresher and lived at Tremont City. He is survived by his wife Lora; three brothers, Winfield and Charles of Tremont City and John of Terre Haute; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie HARTMAN, Mrs. Anna PATTISON and Mrs. Anna ZERKLE of Tremont City and several nieces and nephews.
The body was brought to the Ira Frank funeral home and will be taken to the Tremont City Methodist church for services at 3 p. m. Friday. Rev. Daniel UHLMAN of Trinity church, Springfield will officiate. Burial will be in the Tremont Cemetery.

SCHILTZ -- SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS, Monday, June 17, 1940
(Christiansburg) John Jasper SCHILTZ, 78, of Christiansburg died at 6:30 a.m. Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clyde SCHILTZ, southwest of Casstown, where he was removed Sunday. He had been ill for four weeks with heart disease.
Mr. SCHILTZ was born in Galion County, O., and had lived most of his life in Champaign and Miami counties. Besides His daughter, he leaves four sons, Edward of Troy, Cameron of Bloomingsburg, Dewey of Clifton, and Alonzo of Dayton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Casstown Lutheran church, in charge of the Rev. Lester SCHLECHTY. Burial will be made in the Casstown Cemetery. The body was taken to the Richeson funeral home in St. Paris where it will remain until time for the funeral.

SHAFFER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 28 October 1943
Funeral services for Elmer SHAFFER, 72, were held Sunday afternoon at the Terre Haute Methodist church. Burial was in the Terre Haute cemetery in charge of Ira Frank, funeral director.
Mr. SHAFFER, a retired highway employee died Thursday at 4 plm. at his home one mile north of Terre Haute after suffering a heart attack. He fell to the floor of his home about noon. Mrs. SHAFFERwho is an invalid was unable to go to his assistance or to summon help. The body was discovered at 4 p.m. when Mrs. Ruth SHAFFER, a daughter-in-law from Springfield came to the residence.
Survivors include the widow, a son Ross of Springfield; four grandchildren and a sister Mrs. Russell GROVES of Terre Haute.

SHAFFER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 22 Nov 1945
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth SHAFFER, 76, a native of Terre Haute, died at 10:00 a.m. Friday in the home of her son Ross SHAFFER in Springfield following a long period of illness. her husband had preceded her in death two years ago. She is survived by two brothers William CERCLE, Tremont and James CERCLE, Woodstock, two sisters, Mrs. Emma FULLER of North Hampton and Mrs. Nervia SMITH, Terre Haute; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday in the Terre Haute methodist church. Burial was made in the Terre Haute cemetery by the Frank Funeral Home.

SHAFFER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 16 May 1940, pg 1
Mrs. Matilda SHAFFER, 80, widow of George SHAFFER, died at her home northwest of Carysville last Friday morning at 1:15 a.m. Death was attributed to infirmities of advanced age. She is survived by one son, Charles, with whom she lives, and two half sisters, Mrs. Lizzie DORN, Sidney, and Mrs. Margaret STEVESON, Pemberton.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Union Chapel and burial was in Carysville cemetery in charge of the Richeson funeral service.

SHANK -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 6 May 1909
The death of Samuel SHANK occured at 11 o'clock Friday after an illness of nine years from cancer. He was at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lawrence MERRITT of Jackson twp., when he died. He was 73 years of age. Mr. SHANK was a native of this locality and for many years was a resident of St. Paris where he followed the occupation of a carpenter.
In recent years and since his wife died several years ago he had made his home with his daughters, Mrs. MERRITT and Mrs. William NICHOLS, who survive him together with one grandson and three brothers, Henry, William, and John. Mr. SHANK was a skilled workman and always industriously followed his voacation so long as his health permitted.
He was married to Susan KESSLER to which union the above named daughters were born.
The funeral services were conducted from the deceased's home here on Sunday at 2 o'clock, Rev. BUCKMAN of the Methodist church officiating.  Interment took place in Evergreen cemetery with Bert Richeson in charge.

SHEELEY -- ST. PARIS ERA-DISPATCH, Thurs, 4 Oct 1888
Mrs. Sam SHEELEY died near the Lewistown reservoir last Thursday of a cancerous tumor, aged 50 years. She was formerly a resident of Jackson tp., and a most estimable lady. Her maiden name was DUDLEY, and she was a second cousin of Mrs. Geo. E. LEWIS. She was the fifth of her family to die inside of a year. Mrs. Geo. E. LEWIS, Jacob GRUBE, Geo. W. BOLLINGER and wife attended the funeral Saturday.

SHERMAN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs 15 April 1926
Mrs. S. A. SHERMAN, wife of Rev. SHERMAN, died at Memorial Hospital, Piqua, Monday evening. Mrs. SHERMAN had been operated on for appendicitis two weeks before.  She was 58 years of age and besides the husband, she is survived by one son, Durell SHERMAN, of Detroit.
The husband, Rev. S. A. SHERMAN, is pastor of the Lena and Pemberton Baptist churches and lives at the later town. The Shermans lived in St. Paris over 30 years ago when Rev. SHERMAN preached at Myrtle and Mt. Zion churches.
Funeral services were held Wednesday ar 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Milford Center cemetery where she was buried. Rev. Long of Ostrander was in charge of the services.

SHOCKEY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 11 Dec 1941, pg 1
Elijah Freeman SHOCKEY, 73, farmer living south of Westville, died suddenly Tuesday about 11:30 while enroute to a physician's office after suffering a heart attack while helping shred corn on his brother, John SHOCKEY's farm.
He was a member of a pioneer Champaign County family and had spent most of his life on the farm where he lived at the time of his death and where he was born.
He is survived by two children, Hobart SHOCKEY of Dayton, and Mrs. Susan OELKER of Springfield; the brother, John and a sister, Mrs. Jason BAIR. he also leaves five grandsons, Freeman, Richard, Donald and Robert BROWN and Coleman SHOCKEY, and several nieces and nephews.
The body will be at the residence of his sister, Mrs. BAIR until time for services which will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Humphrey's & Son Funeral Home in Urbana.

SLUSSER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 16 March 1944
John H. SLUSSER, 84, retired farmer of the St. Paris community died Sunday at 2:10 p.m. at the Loy Rest Home in Springfield where he had been since early last fall. Mr. SLUSSER had been in declining health for several years but had been seriously ill only two weeks.
He is survived by one son, Frank of Springfield; one daughter Mrs. Bertha DAVIS of St. Paris and one brother, Cory of St. Paris route one.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Bert Richeson funeral home with Rev. Samuel FURROW in charge. Burial was in Myrtle Tree cemetery.

SMAIL
Emily Smail, daughter of Thomas and Anna Johnson, was born in Madison County, Ohio, May 10,1821, died July 22, 1909, aged 88 years, 2 months and 12 days. She was united in marriage to Samuel Smail who preceded her in death 22 years ago last April. This union was blessed with three children, Minerva, William, and James, who survive her. She leaves besides, four grand-children, one sister, and a host of relatives and friend to mourn her departure. She united with the M. E. Church early in life, and was converted to Christ. She never doubted her conversion but clung to her Savior and Redeemer with everlasting faith, and fought the fight and gained the victory over Satan, Sin, and Death. She possessed a Christian spirit, and revealed it to us by the fruits thereof. She always abhorred the wrong, and cherished the right. She has, by her works and daily life, impressed us children with the value and reward of a true and pious life. I sincerely and truly say that if I never gain that blessed reward of the righteous, I can not hold mother in any degree, whatever, for the failure. She was a loyal and confiding wife, a virtuous and loving mother, a sincere friend to neighbors and relatives.
Mother, while our hearts are burdened with sorrow and grief by your departure from us, we also rejoice in the assurance of your inheritance of a future home in thy Redeemer's Kingdom, not to be compared with any earthly home. We feel that what is our loss is heaven's gain. So be it. We fancy we see you rejoicing with your parents, brothers and sisters, and the redeemed in Christ. Mother, you will be in our memory always while time lasts.
Your loving son, William.

SMAIL (20 Jul, 1891)

Again the sworded angel comes into our midst unbidden and with relentless hand lays in death the wife of W.F.M. Smail. Nancy E. Smail, daughter of George C. and Drucilla Keesecker was born in Berkeley County, Va., July 28th, 1859, aged thirty-one years, eleven months and thirty-two days. She was united in marriage to Harry Ford, March 15th 1885. This union was soon broken by the death of her husband. She was again united in marriage to William F. Smail Jan. 22nd, 1890. This union was soon broken by the coming of the death angel to call the loving wife and affectionate mother from her home on earth to her home in heaven, leaving her companion and two children a broken family to mourn her loss. Shortly before her death she realized that she was in its cold embrace. She had stepped into the dark valley but Jesus true to his promise came to shine away the darkness and to enable her to see across the dark river. She felt that she was going to leave us, and called the family to her bed to bid them a last farewell and asked them to meet her in heaven. To her husband she said, "you have been a good husband and never gave me a cross word, but we must part. I want you to promise to meet me." She kissed the little ones and gave them her parting blessing. Her face all aglow with heavenly light gave to that death-bed scene a hallowed influence, causing the friends who were present to feel that they were in the royal presence of Him who is King over death. Her testimony given to the writer, who visited her later yet found her still conscious though fast declining, was to the effect that all was well, that she was going home, that her Savior had come to walk with her through the dark valley. Her dying testimony left no lingering doubt, that while she was numbered with the redeemed in glory, she has donned the white robe and is singing the high praises of her blessed Redeemer. She is safe on the evergreen shore. Ella was a kind and loving wife, affectionate mother, a good neighbor, a sincere friend, a devoted Christian. Her death, which came so unexpected to us, repeats the warning, "be ye also ready for ye know not the hour." Farewell, and may God who has taken you to your reward uphold them who are so sadly bereft.

SMAIL (17 May 1923)
William Francis Marion Smail, son of Sam­uel and Emily Smail, was born March 26, 1853, and died at the home of his son, near Rosewood, Ohio, May 17, 1923, aged 70 years, 1 month and 20 days. He was united In mar­riage to Mrs. Ella Ford, the widow of Harry Ford, deceased. This union was blessed with one son, Leon­ard DeWitt, with whom the deceased was living at the time of his death, and who with his wife and three children, also one brother, James A. and wife, and family, and one step­son, Harry Ford, and many relatives and friends, remain to mourn his departure. His married life was brief, covering a period 18 months. However, his domestic interest centered thereafter in the welfare of the widowed mother, with whom he lived during the remaining days of her life, whose Chris­tian influence had much to do with the mold­ing of his character. Devoted to wife, mother and son, both in affection and in the perform­ance of duties. Having learned of the serious­ness of his illness, the writer called at his home and during his stay conversation turned to religious subjects, and we mentioned the hope of the Christian and the great disap­pointment that awaits those who are unpre­pared and the answer was forthcoming with the assurance that the one thing needful had not been overlooked; that he had taken Christ into his life and that death had no terrors. There were many commendable traits in his life, his friendship was enduring, his faith In Christ identified him with the new Testament church. His activities lined him up with some of the leading moral and political reforms. He was not of a boastful spirit and sought not honors, rather of modest and conservative disposition, possessing a contented mind. His activities in secular affairs were related to agriculture, school teaching and merchandise. His life was a useful one and worthy of credit. He had many friends and few enemies. His life work is ended and while he has gone from us he will continue to live in our memories and our affections. This then our loss is his gain. The last farewell until we meet again.E.M. BAKER.

SMITH -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 18 Dec 1941, pg 8
Cory Lee SMITH was born March 30, 1863, near St. Paris and departed this life at eleven P.M., Dec. 8, 1941 at the home of his daughter, near Millerstown. He was the son of Solomon and Phoebe Dealey SMITH. He was united in marriage to Emma MAGGERT in the year of 1887. To this union were born two children, a son Harley of San Bernardino, California and a daughter, Mrs. Ray BODEY.
There are three grandchildren, Thurman and Richard BODEY and Mrs. Phyllis NICHOLAS and one great grand daughter, Joyce Ann BODEY. He is also survived by two brothers, Albert and Hawley, both of West Liberty, and an number of nieces and nephews.

SMITH -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 17 August 1939
Cory SMITH , 70, died at the Champaign County Hospital at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. He had been a patient there for the past week. Mr. SMITH was born near Rosewood and had made his home in that community all of his life.
He is survived by a brother, E. E. SMITH , of DeGraff, and two sisters, and Mrs. Laura JONES of London, Mrs. Etta KROUT of Belllefontaine. William SMITH of St. Paris is a nephew.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 p.m. from the Ira Frank funeral home and burial will be in Spring Grove cemetery.

SMITH -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 11 Dec 1941, pg 1
Cory Lee SMITH, 78, who lived on St. Paris R. 2, died on Monday of heart attack at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ray BODE. Mr. SMITH had been ill for two weeks.
The deceased was the son of Solomon SMITH and Phoeba DEALEY and spent his entire life in Adams township. He was survived by his daughter, Mrs. BODEY and son, Harley SMITH, San Bernardino, Calif.; and his two brothers, Hawley SMITH and Albert SMITH of West Liberty.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Richeson Funeral Home with Rev. Samuel Furrow in charge. Interment was in the Spring Grove cemetery.

SMITH -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 29 October 1942
Elmer Ellsworth SMITH , 80, whose home was four miles northeast of Rosewood died at 5:45 A. M. Monday in the home of his daughter Mrs. Stella CALLAND, DeGraff route two.  He had been ill since September due to infirmities of advanced age.
In addition to Mrs. CALLAND he is survived by another daughter Mrs. Emerson BAILAR of the Rosewood community and two sisters, Mrs. Etta TROUT, Bellefontaine and Mrs. Laura JONES, Lewistown.
Funeral services were held this afternoon (Thursday) at the Calland home. Burial was in Spring Grove cememtery in charge of Bert Richeson, funeral director.

SMITH -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 25 Sep 1947
Mrs. Emma Frances SMITH, 72, wife of Elmer SMITH of St. Paris Route 2, died Friday enroute to Memorial Hospital, Piqua, following a heart attack.
Survivors besides the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Lome MUSSELMAN and Mrs. Jeanette GOLDSTEIN, both of Los Angles; two sons, Logan St. Paris, route 2, and Clyde, Covington, O.: two sisters, Mrs. Joe BERRY and Mrs. Frank ROBBINS, both of St. Paris: a brother, J.H. GUMPERT, Fletcher; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the Richeson-Wickham funeral home here. The Rev. Rex. G. Van Court, pastor of the Baptist church officated and burial was in Spring Grove cemetery at Millerstown.

SMITH -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 25 May 1944
Mrs. Flora SMITH has received word of the death of her brother-in-law, Foster SMITH , 60, which occurred Wednesday, May 10th, at his home in Toledo.
Immediate survivors include his widow Minnie and a son Foster, Jr., also of  Toledo.
Mr. SMITH was well known locally being the sone of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. Y. SMITH who came to St. Paris with his parents when a small child and grew to manhood here.

SMITH -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., 9 January 1930
An automobile accident caused the death of Herman SMITH , Sunday afternoon about 1:30 o'clock when the Ford roadster in which they were riding skidded and overturned at the foot of the Millerstown hill, pinning both men beneath it.
No one witnessed the accident and just what caused it probably will be never know, and it is not posititively known which of the brohters was at the wheel. The wrecked car was found by Mrs. Anna KNULL, son, William and daughter, Mary Catherine, of Millerstown. They immediately summoned aid. When the car was lifted, Herman was found to be dead and Clyde was unconscious.
After Coroner D. David MOORE had been called to the scene of the accident the body of Herman was removed to the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer SMITH , residing about a mile south of where the accident occurred and Clyde was brought to the office of Dr. J. F. HAMSHER. He was found to have suffered cuts and bruises and a disruption at the base of the skull which has caused him to remain in a parital state of coma since the accident. When rational he states that re remembers nothing of the accident and was not appraised of his brother's death until Wednesday.
Coroner MOORE stated that a broken neck caused Herman's death. For about four years the young man had been in poor health caused by a disease of the liver which had brought on complications. He was operated uponn a number of times, but this brought only temporary relief.
During his long sickness he maintained a cheerful disposition and hopeful attitude, never complaining of his condition. For sometime he had worked with his father on the farm.  
Herman SMITH was born on the farm September 27, 1905. He was educated in the Johnson township and St. Paris schools, having graduated from the local high school in the class of 1923. He had attained the age of 24 years.
Besides the parents he is survuved by two brothers, Logan of Toledo; Clyde of Covington, Ohio and two sisters, Mrs. Ernest MUSSELMAN of St. Paris and Miss Jeannette, student in the Jewish hospital, Cincinnati.
The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the St. Paris Baptist church, Rev. J. W. POORMAN being in charge. Interment was made in Spring Grove cemetery by Bert Richeson, funeral director.

SMITH -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 26 June 1924
Joseph B. SMITH , who died at Memorial hospital, Piqua, Monday morning at 8:15 o'clock, was buried yesterday on his 79th birthday. He was taken to the hospital Wednesday of last week, hoping to have life prolonged by the amputation of his right leg. The operation was performed on Friday. His left leg had been amputated July 28, 1923 on account of improper circulation caused from a wound received in battle.
Mr. SMITH was born in Page county, Virginia, June 25, 1845. He came to Ohio with his parents, James and Kathryn SMITH and located at Millerstown where he spent the remainder of his life excepting the time he was in the U. S. Military service and the last three years that he lived in St. Paris.
He enlisted in Co. C., 12th Ohio Cavalry at Urbana under Captain HUNTER and served through the Civil War. His horse was shot from under him and he was wounded at the battle of Kenesaw Mountain.
On September 6, 1877, he was united in marriage to Eliza Jane NICHOLES; who proceeded him in death 12 years ago. The surviving children are: Cory M. SMITH of Hamilton, Laura OODY of Urbana; Wilbur SMITH , R. R. D. 4, St. Paris; George Lee SMITH of Millerstown and Neva, who provided a good home and cared for her father. One sister, Mrs. Nancy SAGER of Tremont and one brother, Henry SMITH of this place survive together with eleven grandchildren.
Mr. SMITH was a member of the Millerstown Baptist church. Until he retired, he always followed the occupation of a farmer.
The funeral services were conducted from the Myrtle Tree church on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Samuel FURROW was in charge and was assisted by several other ministers. Interment was in charge of Lowell Jones, Undertaker and was made in Myrtle Tree cemetery.

SMITH -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 21 Aug 1941, pg 1
Funeral services for Mrs. Lenna SMITH, 69, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Thackery Lutheran church with Rev. George F. Dittmar, pastor of the church in charge. Burial will be in Ferncliff cemetery at Springfield.
mrs. SMITH passed away Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. at her home in Thackery from a heart ailment. She is survived by her husband, Elmer SMITH, two daughters, Mrs. Clarence BILLHIMER and Mrs. Harry DIBERT, both of Thackery and one brother, Frank WELCHAUS of Springfield.

SMITH -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 15 April 1926
Wilbur J. SMITH , who suffered a stroke of paralysis while driving his machine on Tuesday of last week, died last night without ever regaining consciousness. He died at the Luther BEATTY home south of town where he was first taken after his misfortune.
The funeral services will be held from the St. Paris Baptist church, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Samuel FURROW of Springfield. Burial will be made in Spring Grove cemetery with Bert Richeson, undertaker, in charge.
Mr. SMITH was the son of Joseph and Eliza Jane SMITH and was born east of St. Paris, October 14, 1891. He had always lived in this locality and followed the occupation of farming. He was married to Hazel APPLEGATE April 14, 1914. To this union was born three children, Richard, Charles and Marie. Two sisters, Mrs. Laura MOODEY of Urbana, and Mrs. Francis FURGESON of Millerstown, also survive together with two brothers, Cory SMITH of Hamilton, and George of Millerstown. Three sisters and two brothers are dead.

SNIDER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 11 Dec 1941, pg 1
Mrs. Mary E. SNIDER, 75 of Springfield, died Tuesday at her home. She was discovered by her son, Emmett who went for a visit at her home. Funeral services were held in Springfield this afternoon in charge of Rev. C. A. Rowand.
Mrs. SNIDER was survived by five brothers and two sisters. Two brothers of this vicinity are Mr. Clifford BALLENTINE, St. Paris, Alpha BALENTINE, St. Paris, R. 2 and Mrs. Rose BAKER, a sister.

SPURGUR Urbana Daily Citizen August 15 or 16th 1995
Frances E. Spurgur, 77, 225 Freeman Avenue, Urbana, died at 5 a.m., Wed Aug. 16, 1995 in her residence. She was born on Aug 17, 1917 in Champaign Co. the daughter of Jesse and Lydia (Taylor) Evilsizor. She was a member of Lagonda Avenue United Methodist church, Springfield. She is survived by eight nieces and nephews; and one brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Martha F. Evilsizor, Urbana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Spurgur, a sister, Beatrice Kohn, and 2 brothers, Donald and Loren Evilsizor. Friends may call from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, in the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery.

STAYMAN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 3 Jan 1929, pg 1
The death of James E. STAYMAN occurred at the old Stayman hoe - four miles north of Rosewood at 3:30 Saturday morning. Five weeks prior to his death, Mr. STAYMAN had undergone an operation at Grant Hospital, Columbus, where it was found that he was suffering with cancer of the liver.
He was born on the farm where he died 57 years ago and for twenty years was a school teacher in Adams township and St. Paris Grain Company in 1916. In February 1919 he bought a half interest in an elevator in La Rue, OH. A few years ago he sold his interests there and bought an elevator at Fama and moved to Rockford near that place. here he resided until taken ill.
He was married to Ada NEAL from which union one daughter, Miss Margaret, a nurse at Grant hospital, survives together with the wife. Four brothers, Dennis at whose home he died; Alva of an Urbana R.R., Clyde of St. Paris and Arthur of Connecticut, and two sisters, Mrs. Thomas SPEECE of Rosewood, and Ida, at whose home he died.
Mr. STAYMAN was a member of the Rockford M.E. church and of the Knights of Pythas lodge at Quincy.
Funeral services were held from the home where he died, Monday afternoon at two o'clock in charge of Rev. Petry of Hamilton. Burial followed in the DeGraff cemetery.

. STEPHENS -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 14 Nov 1940, pg 1
John M. STEPHENS, 87, died Monday at 10 P.m. at the Lehman nursing home, north of Troy, where he had been a patient for six weeks.
Deceased was a native of Christiansburg where he had spent most of his life following the painter's trade. He leaves two sons, J. W. STEPHENS, Christiansburg, and Hobart STEPHENS, Tipp City. He also leaves one brother, A. L. STEPHENS, Christiansburg. His wife died three years ago. Funeral services were held this morning (Thursday at 10 o'clock. Burial was in Honey Creek cemetery.

STEVENS -- ST PARIS ERA-DISPATCH, Thurs., 10 June 1887
Frank STEVENS died near Waverly, Kan., Sunday morning at the age of 35 years. He was sick for a long time, and was buried there on Monday. He left a wife and two children, and many relatives here. He was a brother of Hamilton STEVENS and a son-in-law of Elias Beatty, of Jackson tp.

STEVENS -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 31 July 1919
Prudence, the wife of M. O. STEVENS, living six miles south of St. Paris, died from the effects of cancer July 24 at 10 o'clock p.m. She had been ill since late last year.
Mrs. STEVENS was the daughter of James and Elizabeth BECK and was born in Jackson township July 1, 1862 She spent her entire life in the vicinity of St. Paris.
Her marriage to M. O. STEVENS was blessed by the birth of a son, Marley, who survives together with the husband. Two sisters and three brothers are also living. They are: Mrs. W. D. JENKINS, Miss Maria BECK, Charles, John and James BECK.
Mrs. STEVENS was a member of the Newson Chapel church and was held in high esteem by every one who know her.
The funeral services were held the home Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial took place in Newson cemetery.

STRAUB -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 7 May 1942
Mrs. J. E. STRAUB, 70, died at Memorial hospital Piqua, Wednesday at 6:00 P. M. She had been in failing health for some time and was taken to the hospital Saturday after suffering a severe heart attack at her home southeast of St. Paris.
Mrs. STRAUB was a member of the St. Paris Baptist church, The Home Circle and Class 7.
In addition to her husband she leaves one son, Clifford STRAUB, St. Paris; two grandchildren, Mrs. Harold STRAUB, Springfield and Jack STRAUB, Ft. Hayes; one sister, Mrs. Glendora PENCE, ST. Paris and three brothers, J. Emory KITE, R. M. KITE and F. F. KITE all of the St. Paris community.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 3:30 P.M. at the Ira Frank funeral home with Rev. A. O. LONG in charge.

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TAYLOR -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 22 April 1937
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Wilbur J. TAYLOR , 35, who passed away Sunday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John TAYLOR , south of St. Paris. His death was attributed to heart trouble, having been in failing health for two years.
Mr. TAYLOR had lived in Troy most of his life, but had lived with his parents, the past years. He taught school at Lostcreek fifteen years ago and later was employed at the Waco Aircraft plant in Troy. He was a native of St. Paris and was graduated from Wittenberg College, Springfield. He also at one time was a member of Troy baseball teams working as a pitcher. He was a member also of the St. Paris Baptist Church.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Minnie TAYLOR , and two sisters, Mrs. Howard MYERS, Troy, and Mrs. Elwood WILGUS, Bellevue. He was a brother to Lawrence TAYLOR who preceded him in death eighteen months ago.
Funeral services were held at the Frank and Barger funeral home, the Rev. A. O. LONG, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery.

TOWLER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 7 Oct 1926, pg 1
Robert TOWLER died at his home near Terre Haute early Saturday morning. Mr. TOWLER was past 76 years of age. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles WEAVER, and Mrs. W. E. GRAVES of Terre Haute.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 Monday afternoon from the Terre Haute church and burial was made in Terre Haute cemetery by L.K. Jones, undertaker.

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ULLERY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs.August 24, 1944
Pfc., Charles ULLERY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter ULLERYof Christiansburg, has been reported killed in action in the Burma theater on July 27th. He was inducted into service in February, 1943, and after training in this country was sent to India, then to Burma.
Surviving are his parents; a sister Mrs. Pauline COLLINS of Christiansburg; two brothers, Burney ULLERYat home and Herman ULLERYA. M. M. 2/C in the Naval Air force at Traverse City, Mich., and a half brother Sgt. Kermit BAKER, somewhere in Italy.

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


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

WARNER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs 25 May 1944
Mrs. Malissa Ellen WARNER, 82, died Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at her home in Christiansburg after a short illness.
Born in Jackson township, the daughter of Elijah and Elizabeth GABRIEL she had spent her entire life time in the Christiansburg community. She was an active member of the Congreational Christian church in Christiansburg. Her husband, David WARNER, a civil war veteran, preceded her in death 20 years ago. Survivors are: two step-sons, Charles WARNER, Christiansburg and Cory WARNER, St. Paul, Minn.; three brothers, Albert GABRIEL of St. Paris route one; Grant and Henry GABRIEL of Christiansburg and two sisters Mrs. Nancy BALDWIN of St. Paris and Mrs. Viola FURROW of Troy.
Funeral serivces were held in the Congregational Christian church in Christiansburg, Tuesday afternoon, followed by burial in Riverview cemetery, Troy, in charge of the Ira Frank funeral service.

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

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

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

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

WELLER -- URBANA DAILY CITIZEN, May 22, 1940
Franklin Pierce WELLER , 86, died at the home of a son, DeWitt WELLER , south of Urbana at 2 a.m. Wednesday. Death was due to infirmities. Mr. WELLER was born in Morgan County, Ohio on June 10, 1853, and lived in this vicinity for 56 years. At the time of his death, he was a retired inspector for the Pennsylvania Railroad, with which company he was employed many years.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth DALBY, Arcadia, Nebraska; two sons, DeWitt and Edgar G. WELLER ; a daughter, Miss Flora H. WELLER , Urbana; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Humphreys and Son Co. Funeral Home, with Rev. R.J. TURRELL, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Oak Dale Cemetery. The body was to be returned from the funeral home to the DeWitt Weller home this afternoon, where friends may call.

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

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

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

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

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

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

WILGUS -- SAINT PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thursday, 15 June 1924
Howard WILGUS, 69, a hardward merchant of Christiansburg for the past twenty years, and prominent in the affairs of the community, passed away at 9:30 o'clock Saturday morning at his home, two miles south of that village. Death was due to a heart attack following an illness of five weeks.
Mr. WILGUS was born in Lost Creek, Township, Miami County, December 27, 1866, and in early life, was a farmer. He was a Mason and a member of the Christiansburg M. E. Church.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Della WILGUS; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille FOLKER, of Lansing, Ill.; four sisters, Mrs. Daniel DRAKE of near Christiansburg; Miss Lydia WILGUS, Piqua; Mrs. Lewis ROBERTS, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mrs. David BUCHANAN, of Piqua; one brother, Carl WILGUSof Conover, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the residence, the Rev. Mr. MOFFETT officiating. Burial will be made in the Honey Creek Cemetery by Bert Richeson, funeral director.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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YOUNG...Urbana Daily Citizen, Thursday, February 14, 1943. Charles W. Young Dies At Age 62  Charles W. "Fizz" Young, 62, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home, 229 1/2 North Russell St., following an extended illness. Mr. Young, or "Fizz" as he was commonly known, was a familiar figure in and around Urbana. For many years he was associated with his father in the P.W. Young bottling works. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Catherine Young; two stepchildren, Joe and Margaret Luna; two sisters, Mrs. Charles McDonald, Urbana, and Mrs. Lee Gunther, Atlanta, Ga. The body was removed to the Ryan funeral home and will be taken to the home of the sister, Mrs. McDonald, 221 Orange St, late today. Funeral services are to be held at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Mary church in charge of the Rev. Father James Wade and interment will be made in Oakdale Cemetery by Ryan funeral service.

YOUNG  Springfield News December 4, 1981 Russell D. Young, 83, of Columbus, a former resident of St. Paris, died Thursday at 1 a.m. in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, where he had been a patient one week. He had been in failing health for several months. A retired mechanic for Commercial Motor Freight Co. in Columbus, he was born in Darke County on May 31, 1898, and was a member of the International Association of Machinists. His wife, Zelma Frank Young, died in 1978. A daughter is also dead. Survivors include a son, John R. Young of Huber Heights; two daughters, Mrs. Herb (Genevieve) Rumfield of Galloway, and Mrs. Mike (Geraldine) Norfolk of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, John Young of Springfield, and Chelsa of Buffalo, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Biggert of Springfield; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and a  great-great-grandchild. Friends may call at Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, St. Paris, on Saturday after 4 p.m. Services will be held there Sunday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Dan Dennis of Clifton Avenue United Methodist Church in Springfield, with burial in Spring Grove Cemetery, St. Paris.

YOUNG
Zelma O. Young, 82, of 616 Clinton Heights, Columbus, formerly of the Rosewood area, died at 5 a.m.Sunday in the Worthington Convalescent Nursing Home. She was born in Adams Township, Champaign County, the daughter of Price and Laura Kiser Frank. Survivors include her husband, Russell, who she married in 1920; two daughters, Mrs. Herb (Genevieve) Rumfield of Galloway and Mrs. Mike (Geraldine) Norfolk of Orlando, Fla.; a son, J. Richard Young of Dayton; a son-in-law, Kent Barker; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. A daughter, Marjorie Barker, is deceased. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Baker-Cisco Funeral Home, St. Paris, with the Rev. Dan Dennis of Rosewood United Methodist Church officiating, with burial in Spring Grove Cemetery. Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

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ZERKLE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 21 Aug 1941, pg 1
Mrs. Amanda ZERKLE, 79 died at her home in Thackery Wednesday at 2;30 p.m. after a two-weeks illness. Mrs. ZERKLE leaves her husband, George, a brother Zach ZERKLE of near Terre Haute and four nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Thackery Lutheran church in charge of Rev. George F. Dittmar pastor of the church. Burial will be in the Terre Haute cemetery.

ZERKLE -- 1997
Lottie E. ZERKLE, 91, 444 E. Main St., died at 9:10 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 1997, in her residence.
Mrs. ZERKLEwas born July 3, 1905, in Clark County, the daughter of Walter and Ola E. (DEATON) LEONARD, who were both from pioneer families in Clark and Champaign Counties.  She was one of the oldest living members of the St. Paris community where she had been active in many community functions. She was a member of the St. Paris First Baptist Church, St. Paris, where she was the past president of the Victory Sunday School class and the former financial secretary. She also was a life member and past matron of Diamond Chapter No. 84, Order of Eastern Star, St. Paris.
From 1927 to 1946 she and her late husband, Byford, owned and operated Zerkle's Meat Market and from 1954 to their retirement in 1964 they owned and operated Farm View Meats. Both businesses were in St. Paris.
Mrs. ZERKLE is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Elcena and Burl BARNES Jr. of Paulding and Margery and Henry BALMUT, 421 E. Main St., St. Paris; six grandchildren and their spouses, Marcia (BALMUT) and Greg WARD of Urbana, DiAnne (BALMUT) and Andy DOSS of Urbana, Lesta (BARNES) and Paul SEARLES of Madison, Wisc., Laurie BARNES of Birmingham, Mich., Scott and Christine BARNES of Columbus, and Amy BARNES of Columbus; eight great-grandchildren, Katherine, Vincent and Anthony WARD of Urbana; Joseph and Peter DOSS of Urbana; Adriene SEARLES of Madison, Wisc., and Alexandra and Mia BARNES of Columbus; and one brother, Alfred LEONARD of Boise, Idaho.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Byford ZERKLE, who she married on July 7, 1923, and who preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1981; and one great-granddaughter, Kayla SPIKER.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the First Baptist Church, Church and Plum Streets, St. Paris. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:30 p.m. Sunday until the time of services. The Rev. James VAN ZILE, church pastor, will officate at the services.  Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in St. Paris. The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St,. St. Paris.

ZERKLE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 14 January 1926
Sarah E. ZERKLE , wife of Solon ZERKLE , living one and a half miles east to town, died Thursday evening at nine o'clock after only a few minutes' illness from an attack of the heart. She had been in seemingly good health and her sudden passing was a great shock to the family and her friends.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Samuel FURROW at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Interment took place at Evergreen Cemetery with Bert Richeson in charge.
Sarah Elizabeth ZERKLE , daughter of Alvin A. and Margaret E. KITE was born May 17, 1849 and departed this life Thursday evening, Jan. 7, 1926, aged 76 years 7 months and 20 days. She was united in marriage with Solon ZERKLE Dec. 21, 1864. To this union were born a daughter, Lillie Mace TALBOTT, of Pittsburg, Pa., and two sons, Claude D. ZERKLE of Springfield and Warren Earl ZERKLE of St. Paris.
"Lizzie" as she was known to her family and friends, leaves to mourn her sudden death, her devoted husband, three children, six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, her aged brother, Jason P. KITE, besides a legion of friends.
She joined church in early girlhood and lived a consistent christian life. Devoted to her home and family, she lived and labored for them. (There is a poem here)

ZERKLE -- ST PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., March 21, 1940
Funeral services for Mrs. Trella ZERKLE, 52, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Terre Haute Methodist church ans were conducted by Rev. Samuel FURROW, pastor of the First Baptist church, in Urbana. Interment was in the Terre Haute cemetery in charge of Ira Frank, funeral director.
Mrs. ZERKLE died on Thursday, March 14, at 4:40 p.m. in the Piqua Memorial hospital, from a cerebral hemorrhage suffered Tuesday.
Surviving are her husband, Roy; a son, Prince, at home and a sister, Mrs. Clara DAVIS, Springfield. The deceased was a native of this county and was a member of the Myrtle Tree Baptist Church.

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