Clark County, OH

Posted Obituaries for September 1940 thru February 1941


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BUTTS, MOORE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, September 9, 1940

Alonzo BUTTS , 80, of 367 Sherman Ave., died in his home Sunday at 9:30a.m. He had been ill for the past three days. Mr. BUTTS was an employee of the Buffalo Springfield Roller Co. for 18 years. He was born in Darke County. A daughter, Mrs. Grace MOORE of Greenfield, Ohio survives. The body was removed to the Littleton funeral home and will be returned to the residence Monday afternoon. Services will be held in the residence Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery.

MARTIN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, September 16, 1940

Page 10. Emanuel J. MARTIN, 83, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 1940, in his home on the Old Clifton rd., Springfield, Route 4. Body to Littleton funeral home, Yellow Springs, O. and to residence Sunday. Funeral on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in residence. Burial Ferncliff Cemetery.

FROCK, RICHISON, SHEETS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, September 24, 1940

Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Boehringer-Shafer funeral home, Enon, for Miss Cecelia Frances SHEETS, 62, who died Monday morning in the Clark County Home. Burial will be made in Enon Cemetery. Miss SHEETS was a daughter of the late David and Melinda Sheets of Springfield. Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Bessie RICHISON, Mrs. Alfred FROCK of Springfield, and two brothers, Bert and Forest SHEETS of Springfield.

DRESHER, FUNDERBURG, KING, LEATHERMAN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, September 27, 1940

Page 17. Mrs. Mary E. LEATHERMAN, 86, died at 3:55 a.m. Friday at the home of her son, Otho LEATHERMAN, Springfield, Route 3, following a two-year illness. She was the widow of John W. LEATHERMAN. Mrs. LEATHERMAN was born in Clark County, Jan. 11, 1854, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Nicholas DRESHER, pioneer residents of North Hampton. She was a member of the Donnel's Creek Church of the Brethren. Besides the son at whose home she died, she leaves two other sons, Raymond C., of Springfield, and the Rev. Irven D., of Lanark, Ill; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, besides two sisters, Mrs. Carrie FUNDERBURG of New Carlisle and Mrs. Anna KING of Route 2, and a brother, Peter DRESHER of Route 2. The body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home and will be returned to the residence Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Donnel's Creek Church of the Brethren, wtih burial in Myers cemetery. Additional Information -. Anyone interested in this family, please contact Jane M. Whitty at

HAINES, RAMSEY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, September 27, 1940

17 Mrs. Lucy M. HAINES, 88, of 521 E. Madison av., died at 3 a.m. Friday at the City Hospital. She was born in Highland County, O. She had been ill about a year. Mrs. HAINES had lived in Springfield for 23 years. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Ora L. RAMSEY and Miss Lucille HAINES, both in Springfield. The body was taken to the Herr and Fox Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday with burial in Xenia, O. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday to view the body.

CARTWRIGHT, FARMSTROME, KIRKPATRICK Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, October 3, 1940

Page 3. Byrd R. KIRKPATRICK, 69, died at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday at his home, Springfield, Route 5, following a nine-month illness. He formerly was a carpenter employed by the Ohio Steel Foundry Co. for 17 years. He was born in Beaver, O., and had lived in Springfield about 27 years. Mr. KIRKPATRICK leaves his widow, Mrs. Lenna KIRKPATRICK; one son, Gerald; two daughters, Mrs. Bernice FARMSTROME of Dearborn, Mich., and Mrs. Gladys CARTWRIGHT of Detroit; one brother, Will, besides a number of nephews and nieces, and nine grandchildren.

VORHES Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, October 3, 1940

Page 3. Fred O. VORHES, 70, died at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday at the Ohio Odd Fellows' Home, where he had been a resident for 10 months. He was admitted from Lebanon Lodge, No. 15, Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Lebanon, O. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Elma VORHES, also a home resident, and two sons, J. L. VORHES of Lebanon and Leslie of Dayton. The body is at the Littleton Funeral Home.

BARTLEY, SPIRES, STREETS, YOAKUM Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, October 17, 1940

Allen YOAKUM , 10, of 705 Burt st., died Wednesday at 6:15 p. m. in the City Hospital. Death followed an illness of one month. Mr. YOAKUM had lived in Springfield about 40 years. He was a native of Ross county. Survivors are four sons, Alfred, Gilbert and William, all of Springfield, and Howard of Christiansburg, a daughter, Mrs. Hattie SPIRES of Springfield, two sisters, Mrs. Martha STREETS of St. Johns, O., and Mrs. Susan BARTLEY of St. Marys, O., seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body was removed to the Richards funeral home.

EVANS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, October 17, 1940

 Mrs. Anna E. EVANS , 86, of 1301 W. Main st., died at 9:08 a.m. Monday Oct.14, 1940 at the City Hospital. Body to Richards funeral home and to residenceThursday noon, for services there at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial Kirkwood Cemetery, London.

FEASTER, GROSS Name of Newspaper is Daily Morning Sun, Springfield, OH on Thursday, October 17, 1940

Mrs. William GROSS of 729 W. High st., died Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. in her home. Her husband, a brother, Jason, and a sister, Ara FEASTER of St. Paris survive. Services will be held at 2 p.m. in the Richardson funeral home, St. Paris. Burial also will be there. The body will lie in state in the residence until Friday at 1 p. m.

PICKETT, WALTERS Name of Newspaper is Daily Morning Sun, Springfield, OH on Thursday, October 17, 1940

Mrs. Callie PICKETT , 75, died Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. in her home at 627 Wiley av. Death followed an illness of five years. A native of Montgomery, Ala., Mrs. PICKETT had lived in Springfield 24 years. She was a member of Mt Zion Baptist church. Survivors are two sons, Eddie and Henry WALTERS, both of Springfield. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the residence. Burial will be made in Glen Haven Memorial Park. The body was removed to the Ewing funeral home and will be returned to the residence Friday at 5 p.m.

JEFFERIS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, October 17, 1940

Russell H. JEFFERIS, 51, of South Vienna, O., Route 1, died at 10:39 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 1940, in the Springfield City Hospital. Body to Arthur funeral home, Wilmington, O., for services at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial in Wilmington Cemetery.

MILLER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, October 17, 1940

Mrs. Hattie MILLER, 69, of 415 S. Wittenberg av., died at 2:14 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1940 in the Springfield City Hospital. Body to Jackson funeral home, and to residence at 2 p.m. Wednesday, for services at residence at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Burial Ferncliff Cemetery.

BOSLEY, HAMILTON, ROBERTS, STEPHENSON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, October 23, 1940

Funeral services for William ROBERTS of Beatty, principal of the Emerson School, who died at 2:35 p.m. Friday at the City Hospital, following a two-week illness, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Littleton funeral home, in charge of the Rev. Dr. Dwight Guthrie, pastor of the Northminster Presbyterian Church. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery. The body will be taken from the funeral home Saturday afternoon to the residence and returned to the funeral home Sunday morning for the funeral services of Monday. A native of Delaware County, O., Mr. Roberts had lived in Springfield and Clark County almost his entire life. He was a son of John and Catherine ROBERTS. Starting his professional career as a teach in Reid School in Clark County, Mr. Roberts later entered the Springfield shcool system as principal of Lagonda School. Later, he held similar posts at Garfield and Lincoln Schools and then assumed the Emerson School principalship. Mr. Roberts was a member of the Anthony Lodge No. 455, Free and Accepted Masons. Survivors are the widow, Favola STEPHENSON ROBERTS; a brother, Carroll of Grape Grove, O.; and four sisters, the Misses Bertha and Mary ROBERTS, and Mrs. Lawrence BOSLEY, all of Springfield, and Mrs. Fred HAMILTON of Dayton.

MEZGER, SCHNEIDER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, October 23, 1940

Miss Elizabeth SCHNEIDER, 81, died at 7 a.m. Saturday at her home, Springfield, Route 4, near Beatty, O., following an illness of more than a year, and a serious illness of one week. She was born in Clark County Dec. 8, 1859, the daughter of the later Mr. and Mrs. John SCHNEIDER. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Anna MEZGER, also of the Springfield, Route 4, address. She was a member of the St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church. The body was taken to the Woods Funeral Home.

DONAHUE, KELLY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, October 23, 1940

Mrs. Abigail KELLY, 81, died at 9:50 a.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Julia DONAHUE of South Charleston, O. She was born in Ireland, but had made Springfield her home practically all her life. She had been at the home of the daughter for about three weeks. Besides the daughter at whose home she died, she leaves a son, Daniel KELLY, of Springfield. The body was taken to the O'Brien funeral home, where it will remain until time of the services at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Raphael Church. Burial will be made in the Lagonda Avenue Cemetery.

ANDERSON, APPLE, BISHOP, BRIGGS, DOVEL, JENKINS Name of Newspaper is News-Dispatch, St. Paris, OH on Thursday, October 24, 1940

Page 1.  Mrs. Amanda F. JENKINS, 76, died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at her home, four miles north of New Carlisle. She leaves two sons, Charles E. JENKINS,Springfield, Route 2, and J. C. JENKINS, New Carlisle, Route 2; four daughters, Mrs. William BISHOP, Springfield, Route 2; Mrs. EArl ANDERSON of New Carlisle,Route 3; and Della JENKINS, at home; a step-daughter, Mrs. Carrie DOVEL of St. Paris, Route 2; a sister, Mrs. Alice BRIGGS of Tipp City; a brother, Marion APPLE of Troy; 27 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death on Feb. 28 1939. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. form the residence with Rev. Russell Dittmar in charge. Burial will be in Spring Grove cemetery near St. Paris.

DAVIS, FITZGERALD, MILLARD Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, October 24, 1940

Funeral services for Samuel K. DAVIS, 62, a former resident of Springfield, who died Monday at his home in Indianapolis, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday in that city. Burial will be made Friday in Cincinnati. Mr. DAVIS is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lilly DAVIS; a son, Eugene, of St. Louis, Mo., a sister Kleahr, and a brother, Frank of Cincinnati. He was a traveling engineer for the New York Central Railroad, with headquarters in Indianapolis. Mrs. James FITZGERALD of 3006 E. High st., and Mrs. R. B. MILLARD of 1077 Mound st., close friends of the DAVIS family, attended the funeral.

WREN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, October 24, 1940

pg 12. George W. WREN, 58, a nephew of the late Edward WREN; founder of the Edward WREN store, died at 2 a.m. Thursday at his home 930 S. Fountain av. He was born in Springfield, and was a member of the St. Raphael Church and the Holy Name Society of the church. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Alice WREN; a daughter, Mary, of this city; a son, J. Thomas WREN, of Dayton, and also a grandson. The body was taken to the O'Brien funeral home, where it will remain until time of the funeral at 9 a.m. Saturday at the St. Raphael Church, with burial in Calvary cemetery.

BLUMENSCHEIN, BOURQUIN, GALLAGHER, NEVIUS, SHAW, TAYERIE, WEST Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, October 27, 1940

Mrs. Amelia L. GALLAGHER, 47, of Piqua, died Friday at 3 a.m. in Piqua Memorial Hospital, according to word received by local relatives. Death followed an illness of seven years. Born in Union City, O., Jan 2, 1893, Mrs. GALLAGHER had lived in Piqua 18 years. Survivors are the husband, Wilson M., a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy SHAW of Springfield, a son, Harry of Piqua, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. BOURQUIN of Springfield, a brother, Harry R. BOURQUIN of Springfield, and four sisters, Mrs. Cleo NEVIUS, Mrs. Maude BLUMENSCHEIN and Mrs. Ester WEST, all of Springfield, and Mrs. Adine TAYERIE of Cleveland. The body was removed to the Grouen funeral home, Piqua, for services Sunday at l p.m. Burial will be made in Rose Hill Memorial Park.

BARRETT, CAMPBELL, JUNG Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, November 4, 1940

Mrs. Ruth Frances BARRETT, 35, of 729 E. Main St. died Sunday at 7:55 a.m. in the Clark County Sanitarium. Mrs. BARRETT had been a patient there since July. She was a lifelong resident of Springfield. Mrs. BARRETT was a member of St. Bernard Church. Survivors are three children, Eleanor, Edward and Carol, her mother, Mrs. Grace JUNG, two brothers, Joseph and Edward JUNG, and a sister, Mrs. Mary CAMPBELL, all of Springfield. The body was removed to the Degenhart funeral home. Funeral services will be held at the St. Bernard Church at 9 a.m. Wednesday, with burial in the St. Bernard Cemetery.

BOTKIN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, November 5, 1940

Page 2. South Charleston. Albert C. BOTKIN, 88, of the Botkin rd., three miles east of South Charleston, died in his home Sunday afternoon. He was a life long resident of Clark County. His death was due to a heart ailment. Funeral services will be conducted in the Sprague funeral home here at 2 p.m. Wednesday, and burial will be made in Kirkwood Cemetery, London. No immediate relatives survive. He had been a farmer all his life, an was a member of the South Charleston Methodist Church. [Note by submitter, Jan Botkin Therkildsen, THERKILD@aol.com: 1936 obituary for Mary BOTKIN lists Al BOTKIN as her husband and says her home was in the same place, so his wife's name was Mary.]

SMITH Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, November 9, 1940

Ernest W. SMITH , 35, of 1359 Columbus av., died Thursday, Nov. 7, 1940 in the City Hospital. Body to be at Jackson Funeral home for services Sunday 2 p.m. Burial South Charleston, O.

BAKER Name of Newspaper is News-Dispatch, St. Paris, OH on Thursday, November 14, 1940

pg 1.  Funeral services were held today (Thursday) at 2 :.M. for Daniel Perry BAKER, 82, from the Lawrenceville Reformed Church. Mr. BAKER, a farmer, died Monday afternoon at his home one mile north of Lawrenceville. Surviving are his widow; six children, 20 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Final services were in charge of Rev. E.E. Koepp and interment was in the Lawrenceville cemetery by Bert Richeson, funeral director.

CONNELL, GRUBE, JONES, REPE, SNYDER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, November 23, 1940

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Joseph REPE, 72, died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the home of his niece, Mrs. Betty CONNELL of Springfield Route 1 following an illness of 10 weeks. He was born in Preble County and had lived there all his life. Survivors include his widow Alice; a son, George of North Lewisburg, a brother, Lafayette, of Springfield Route 1, and three sisters, Mrs. Ella JONES of West Virginia; Mrs. Harry SNYDER of Troy and Mrs. Sara GRUBE of Springfield Route 1. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in North Lewisburg. Burial will be in the West Alexander Cemetery.

FLEMING, HUFFMAN, MAY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, November 23, 1940

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Miss Irene MAY, 74, died Friday at 8 p.m. in the residence of a sister, Mrs. Effa FLEMING of 1652 N. Limestone st after an illness of six weeks. A lifelong resident of Springfield, Miss MAY had been a member of Grace Ridgewood Lutheran Church 25 years. Besides Mrs. FLEMING, a niece, Mrs. Karl HUFFMAN of Defiance, O. survives. The body, removed to the Herr and Fox funeral home will be returned to the residence Saturday at 5 p.m. for funeral services Monday at 2 p.m. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery.

AULT, COX, LOE, LYONS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, November 23, 1940

E. Frank AULT, 70, died Friday at 3:45 p.m. in his home at 418 Linwood av. Death followed an illness of two years. A lifelong resident of Clark County, Mr. Ault was a former employee of the Ridgely Trimmer Co. He was a member of the Central Methodist Church, Springfield Order United American Mechanics and Violet Council No. 29, Daughters of America. Survivors are the widow, Ada; a brother, James of Champaign county, and three sisters, Mrs. Susan COX of Yellow Springs, Mrs. Carrie LYONS of Springfield, and Mrs. Alice LOE of St. Cloud, Fla. The body was removed to the Richard funeral home and will be returned to the residence Saturday evening. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the residence in charge of the Rev. Dr. Wilbur Fowler, pastor of the Central Methodist Church. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery. Submitted by Janie Whitty. You can reach her at whittyfun@juno.com

MOONEY, SCHROUFE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, November 25, 1940

Pierce MOONEY, 94 year old native of Ireland, died at 5:25 a. m. Thursday at his home, 1851 E. Main street, Springfield. MOONEY came to this country in 1851, living first in Madison county and moving to Springfield in 1912. He is survived by two brothers, William, of Springfield, and Thomas, of Columbus, and two sisters, Mary MOONEY, and Mrs. Charles SCHROUFE, both of Springfield. Funeral services were held on Monday at 9 a. m. in the St. Joseph church. Burial was made in St Patrick's cemetery at London.

LARSON, NELSON, REAM, RHODERICK Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, December 14, 1940

Mrs. Jessie RHODERICK REAM, 50, died at 8 a.m. Saturday at her home, 215 W. McCreight Av. following an extended illness. She was born Feb. 10, 1890 in Springfield, where she had lived all of her life. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church. She leaves her mother, Mrs. Ida M. RHODERICK; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur NELSON of this city, and Mrs. Walter LARSON of Toledo; one niece, Phyllis Ann NELSON of Springfield, and a nephew, James LARSON of Toledo. The body was taken to the Jackson Funeral Home and later will be returned to the residence.

BOTKIN, HAMILTON, KREGLOW, PRINTZ Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, December 16, 1940

Jesse L. HAMILTON, 66, died at 8:15 a.m. Monday at his home, 1913 Mount st., following an illness of seven weeks. He was a highway employee in the county engineering department. Mr. HAMILTON was born in Ross County, May 16, 1874, and had lived in Springfield practically all of his life. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Rozell E. HAMILTON; a son, Orral C. HAMILTON of South Bend, Ind.; one daughter, Mrs. Golda PRINTZ of Cleveland; two grandchildren and two brothers, Le Roy HAMILTON of New Carlisle, Route 2, and Charles HAMILTON of Urbana, Route 4. The body was taken to the Littleton funeral home. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial at Donnelsville Cemetery. [More information from Jan Botkin Therkildsen, Therkild@aol.com: His wife was Rozella Evelyn BOTKIN, daughter of Morgan BOTKIN and Arabella KREGLOW. Rozella died April 1958.]

BURKHARDT, KILE, REIBOLD Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, December 21, 1940

Mrs. Marie L. BURKHARDT, 81, died Friday at 3 p.m. in her home at 321 W. North st. Death followed several years of failing health and a critical illness of three weeks. A native of Germany, Mrs. BURKHARDT had been a local resident since 1880. She was the widow of John R. BURKHARDT, at one time a W. Main st. baker. Survivors are three daughters, Miss Kathryn K. BURKHARDT, Mrs. C. M. REIBOLD and Mrs. William W. KILE, all of Springfield, three sons, John R. and Juel A. both of Springfield, and Karl W. BURKHARDT of Newark, N. J., eight grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The body remains in the residence.

FOLEY, MCDONALD, RICE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, December 21, 1940

Fred W. MCDONALD, 56, of 640 E. Rose st., died Friday in an anbulance while on the way to the City Hospital. He collapsed while in the White Front Cafe, 205 W. main st., about 3 p.m. Friday. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. Mr. MCDONALD was born in Springfield on Sept. 14 1884, the son of Wesley and Belle RICE MCDONALD, and had lived in this city practically all his life. For the past seven years he had been employed by the Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Belle MCDONALD, and a sister, Mrs. Flo FOLEY of Springfield, and a half-sister, Mrs. Bertha FOLEY of Texas. His wife, Ethel, died in Springfield on Feb. 4, 1939. The body was removed to the Richard funeral home for funeral services there at 2 p.m. Monday with burial in Ferncliff Cemetery. (submitted by Janie Martin Whitty - whittyfun@juno.com).

HARRISON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, December 21, 1940

James HARRISON, 51, of 407 E. North st., died Friday at 8:05 in the City Hospital, where he had been admitted Tuesday. Born in Kentucky, Aug 28, 1869, Mr. HARRISON had lived in Springfield a number of years. A World War veteran, Mr. Harrison served in France 18 months. There are no immediate survivors. The body was removed to the Patterson funeral home.

GEBHART, GOTWALD, SWARTWOUT Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, January 1, 1941

Word of the death of Mrs. Frederick Gebhart GOTWALD, a former Springfield resident, in her home in York, Pa. Monday evening was received by Springfield friends Tuesday. Mrs. GOTWALD was the widow of Dr. Frederick Gebhart GOTWALD who served for seven or eight years as professor in the Hamma Divinity School here about 25 years ago. The couple moved to York from Springfield and Dr. GOTWALD who had been a member of the Board of Education of the United Lutheran Church in America there about 15 years ago. Mrs. GOTWALD leaves three children, Mrs. Mary SWARTWOUT of Hartdonfield, N.J. Dr. Luther GOTWALD, a missionary in India and David GOTWALD, a York, Pa. manufacturer. Funeral services were held in York Wednesday afternoon. Additional information: Her late husband, Dr. Frederick Gebhart GOTWALD, D.D., former Wittenberg Professor, founded the Fifth Lutheran Church in Springfield.

BAILEY, COULSON, SEELY, ZIEGLER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, January 2, 1941

Retired Farmer Succumbs at Home of Daughter Theodore Martin ZIEGLER, 89, a retired farmer, died at 4:20 a. m. Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. Mac SEELY, National pk. west, near Donnelsville. He had been in failing health for four years. Mr. ZIEGLER was born in Newport, Pa., April 17, 1851, and had been a resident of Springfield and Clark County for the last 27 years. Previous to his retirement in 1913, he had been a farmer in Champaign County, O. He had always attended the Lutheran Church. Besides the daughter at whose home he died, he leaves another daughter, Mrs. Charles BAILEY of this city; one son , Glenn R. ZIEGLER of Wapakoneta, Route 2; one sister, Mrs. Frank COULSON of York Springs, Pa., three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Jackson funeral home, and will be returned to the residence of Mrs. SEELY Thursday evening. Funeral services will be held at that residence at 2:30 p. m. Saturday, in charge of the Rev. Dr. E. Clyde Xander, pastor of the First Lutheran Church. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery.

BROOKS, GILLILAND, ILIFF, MITCHELL, RICH Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, January 31, 1941

Allan W. ILIFF, who for 40 years directed the choir at the Central Methodist Church, died at 1:05 p.m. Friday, at the age of 91 years, at his home, 138 E. Pleasant st. He had been in failing health for several years and seriously ill for one month. He was a member of the Central Church. For a number of years, he conducted a stand on the city market. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Jennie ILIFF; one daughter, Mrs. Grace GILLILAND of this city; five grand-children, Mrs. Helen BROOKS and Mrs. Bernice MITCHELL, both of Barberton. O., Mrs. Dorothy RICH of Glendale, Calif., Mrs. William Gilliland, jr., of Pasadena, Calif., and Robert GILLIAND, of Douglas, Ariz. He was born in Cedarville, O., on December, 17, 1850. The body is at the Littleton funeral home.

CHANNELS, EVANS, JAMES, SCALES, THOMAS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, January 31, 1941

James THOMAS, 57, died Thursday at 3:35 p.m. in the home of Mrs. Minnie SCALES of 810 South Yellow Springs Street. Death followed an illness of six days. Born in Meadowville, VA., Mr. THOMAS had lived in Springfield 25 years. He had been employed by The Oliver Farm Equipment Co. since 1917. Mr. THOMAS was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth JAMES, Mrs. Margaret CHANNELS and Mrs. Mary EVANS, al of Springfield and Miss Helen THOMAS of Dayton, and a son, Alexander of Springfield. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Rites will be conducted b the Rev. Samuel A. Hall, church pastor. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery. The body was removed to the Patterson funeral home and will be returned to the residence at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

ANDERSON, GORMAN, WOOD Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, January 31, 1941

Funeral services for Mrs Nora Seys GORMAN, 43, a former local resident, wife of EJB Gorman, president of Gorman, Inc. Dayton real estate and property management firm, will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the Woodland Cemetery Chapel in Dayton. Burial will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery, Dayton. Funeral services will be in charge of the Rev Phil Porter, rector of the Christ Episcopal Church in Dayton. Mrs Gorman died at 3 pm Thursday in a physicians office in Dayton. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs Gorman had lived in Dayton since her marriage Dec 3, 1935. She and Mr Gorman were married in Springfield by the Rev Dr Charles Ryan Adams, former pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church. Born Oct 13, 1897, the only daughter of the late Oliver H ANDERSON and Mrs Mary WOOD ANDERSON of Springfield. Mrs Gorman went to Springfield public schools. She attended Wittenberg College and later was graduated from Hollins College, Roanoke, VA. Since moving to Dayton, Mrs Gorman had taken an active part in cultural and welfare endeavors there. Mrs Gorman was a former director of the Dayton Visiting Nurses Association and a director of the Dayton Maternal Health Association. Mrs Gorman also was a member of Christ Episcopal Chruch, Dayton; the Miami Vally Hunt and Polo Club, Dayton, and the Springfield Country Club of Springfield. The husband and the mother are the only immediate survivors.

FICKELL Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, January 31, 1941

Funeral services for Mrs Anne FICKELL, 26, of 1301 W Main St, who died at 10:15 pm Thursday at the City Hospital, will be held at 9 am Monday at the Huhn Murphy Funeral home in Cambridge, OH where the body was sent Friday from the Jackson Funeral Home in this city. Burial will be made in Cambridge, O. Mrs Fickell was critically injured Thursday at 9:30 am in a two car collision near Springfield.. Her death followed the arrival of her husband, Kenneth C, a driver for The All American Bus Lines, Inc who came from Columbus by police cruiser and private automobile to be at his wife's bedside. Mrs Fickell died as City Hospital attaches were attemptin to find a blood donor whose type of blood would match that of the injured woman for a transfusion. Several Wittenberg College students and drivers of The Kenosha Auto Transport Co had volunteered to donate blood but their types failed to match. Hospital attaches then located a professional donor with the correct type but as the donor arrived at the hospital, Mrs Fickell died. Fickell in his race to reach his wife was transported from Columbus to near West Jefferson in a Columbus police cruiser. He was met there by an official of his company who brought him to the local hospital. The driver, who was on a run between Pittsburg, PA, and Springfield when his wife was injured, was not notified of the accident until he reached Columbus. Mrs Fickell sustained fractures of the spine, pelvis, and right ribs in the accident which occurred about nine miles east of Springfield on Route 40. Two other persons also were injured. They were: Miss Bernadine GILCHER, 23, of 220 W Columbia St, driver of the machine in which Mrs Fickell was a passenger, and Orville SMITH, 52, of Springfield, Route 5, operator of the other car. Miss Gilcher suffered rib fractures. Smith sustained facial lacerations. State patrolmen reported the accident occurred when the car driven by Miss Gilcher skidded into the path of Smiths machine. Mrs Fickell was born in Cambridge, O, July 28, 1914. She had lived in Springfield since September. Besides her husband, Mrs Fickell is survived by her parents, Mr and Mrs John SMITH Sr of Cambridge, three sisters, Miss Victorine SMITH of Cambridge, Miss Mary SMITH of Chicago, IL, and Miss Magdalene SMITH, a nurse in a Catholic hospital in Zanesville, and five brothers, John Jr, Peter and Andrew, all of Cambridge, Joe, a student at Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, O, and Frank of Chicago.

GROVES Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, January 31, 1941

Mrs Elva GROVES, 80, died Thursday about 2 am in the Ohio Masonic Home. The body was removed to the Richards funeral home and Thursday night was sent to the H.J. Uhrich funeral home, Urichsville, Oh, for funeral and burial. She was born June 19, 1860 at St Clairsville, OH and had been a resident of the home since April, 1940, having been admitted from Mystic Tie Lodge, No 194, Free and Accepted Masons of Uhrichsville, O. She leaves no survivors.

ILIFF Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, February 2, 1941

Allan W. ILIFF, 90, died at 1:05 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 1941, at his home, 138 E. Pleasant st. Body to Littleton funeral home. Burial at 1 p.m. Monday in Ferncliff Cemetery.

EICHELBERGER, HARSHMAN, LIEURANCE, LINTON, LONG, WHITMER, YOWLER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, February 11, 1941

Mrs. Amanda Elizabeth WHITMER , 67, died at her home in Enon, Monday, at 6 a.m. She was the wife of James WHITMER . She is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. David YOWLER and Mrs. Amanda HARSHMAN of Enon, Miss Mary WHITMER , who is living at home in Enon. Mrs. Frank LONG, Mrs. James EICHELBERGER, Mrs. L. G. LIEURANCE and Miss Beatrice WHITMER of Springfield; three sons, Albert, Foster and William, all of Springfield, and a brother Jesse LINTON. The body has been removed to the Borhlinger-Schaefer funeral home in Enon for services at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery.

BOWMAN, GRIFFITH, KELLEY, LINDEMAN, MYERS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, February 11, 1941

JENNIE BOWMAN TAKEN BY DEATH. Funeral Services Will Be Held At 2 P.M. Wednesday Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie BOWMAN, 76, who died at 3 p.m. Monday at her home, 802 Clifton av., following an illness of three weeks, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Littleton funeral home, in charge of the Rev. I. P. Day, pastor of the Clifton Avenue Methodist Church. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery. Born in Clark County, Oct. 9, 1864, Mrs. BOWMAN was the daughter of Jeremiah and Lurena KELLEY GRIFFITH. Mrs. BOWMAN was the widow of John W. BOWMAN. She was a member of Clifton Avenue Methodist Church. Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Mary E. MYERS of Jeffersonville, O., a brother, W. E. GRIFFITH of Springfield and two grandchildren Emma Jean and Ruth LINDEMAN, both of Springfield.

MYERS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, February 11, 1941

Clara Mae MYERS, 18-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. MYERS, Sr., of 1866 Maiden Lane, died Monday at 5 p.m. in the City Hospital. Besides the parents, survivors are a brother, Walter E., Jr., and two sisters, Mary P. and Nancy Ann, all at home. The body was removed to the Littleton funeral home and returned to the residence Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with burial in Ferncliff Cemetery.

BOTKIN, CLICK, GRIFFITH, LEHMAN, THERKILD Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, February 24, 1941

New Carlisle - Mrs. S. C. BOTKIN, 82, of Route 1, New Carlisle, died in her residence at 10:20 p.m. Sunday. Death followed an illness of five weeks. Mrs. BOTKIN, who was a member of the Donnelsville Lutheran Church, is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Cary I. GRIFFITH and Mrs. Raymond CLICK, of Springfield Route 2; one son, Harold; one granddaughter, and two grandsons. The body will remain in the home until time for funeral services Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be made in the New Carlisle Cemetery. Additional Information: Full name Carrie Belle LEHMAN, married to Samuel Curtis BOTKIN. Submitted by Jan Botkin Therkildsen (THERKILD@aol.com)

AGLE, BORROR, WILSON, XANDER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, February 24, 1941

Mrs. Margaret WILSON, 86, of 203 Prairie Ave, died Sunday at 7:55 am in the City Hospital. Death followed a critical illnes of one month. Born in Donnelsville, March 1, 1854, Mrs. WILSON was a lifelong resident of Clark County. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church. Survivors are two daughters, Miss Verta A. WILSON and Mrs. Russell AGLE, both of Springfield, a grandson, Donald Wilson AGLE of Springfield, a granddaughter, Mrs. Neal BORROR of Columbus, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The body was removed to the Jackson Funeral Home for services Wednesday at 10:30 am. Rites will be conducted by the Rev. E. Clyde XANDER, D.D. pastor of the First Lutheran Church. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery.

BURCKETT, KIPP Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, February 24, 1941

Gustav C. KIPP, 79, died Sunday at 3:32 pm in the Ohio Masonic Home. Death followed an extended illnes. Mr. KIPP was admitted to the home in May, 1934, from Greenville Lodge No 143, Free and Accepted Masons, of Greenville. A sister, Mrs. D.C. BURCKETT of Jahanna, O. survives. The body was removed to the Woods Funeral Home and was sent Monday afternoon to the Miller Funeral Home in Greenville, O. for funeral services there at 10 am Wednesday, with burial in the Greenville Cemetery.

CRAIG, HILL, SCARBOURGH, STALDER, WRIGHT Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, February 24, 1941

J. Frank CRAIG, 56, died Sunday at 9:40 am in his home here. Death followed six years of failing health and a critical illness of six months. A lifelong resident of this community, Mr. CRAIG was a retired merchant and real estate operator. He was a member of Mad River Lodge No 161, Free and Accepted Masons, here. Survivors are the widow, Helen SCARBOURGH CRAIG; a son, James of Cleveland; five brothers, Joseph W., Ralph and John all of this village, Vance of Toledo, and Harold of Hattiesburg, Miss. Three sisters, Mrs. Clarence HILL of here, Mrs. W.H. STALDER of Columbus, and Mrs. D.B. WRIGHT of Memphis, TN. The body was removed to the Troyer and Lynn Funeral Home.

BOTKIN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, February 24, 1941

Mrs. S.C. BOTKIN, 82, of Route 1, New Carlisle, died in her residence at 10:20 pm Sunday. Death followed an illness of five weeks. Mrs. BOTKIN, who was a member of the Donnelsville Lutheran Chruch, is survived by her husband; two daughter, Mrs. Cary L. GRIFFITH and Mrs. Raymond CLICK, of Springfield, Route 2; one son, Harold; one granddaughter, and two grandsons. The body will remain in the home until time for funeral services Wednesday at 2 pm. Burial will be made in the New Carlisle Cemetery.

HART, HELMER, LONG, ROBINSON, SMITH, SWANEY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, February 26, 1941

Henry D. LONG , 85, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday at his home in Enon. Born in Lancaster County, Pa., June 24, 1855, he came to Ohio in 1861 with his parents and four brothers and settled on a farm two miles west of Enon. He remained on the farm until 1914 when he moved to Enon. He was a member of Clark Lodge No. 101, F & A. M., receiving his 50th year gold medal in 1932. He also was a charter member of Mad River Knights of Pythias, serving as a trustee for a number of years. His wife, the former Emma HELMER, of Fairfield, O., preceded him in death in March 1928. Mr. LONG leaves four daughters, Mrs. Grace SMITH, living at home; Mrs. Hazel HART and Mrs. Susie ROBINSON, both of Springfield, and Mrs. Florence SWANEY, of Toledo; five grandchildren; one great grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews. The body was removed to the Boehringer and Shafer funeral home.

AULT Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, February 27, 1941

John AULT, 21, formerly of Springfield, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1941, in a Gallipolis, O., hospital. Body to Littleton funeral home for funeral services there at 10 a.m. Friday in charge of the Rev. F. J. Blevins, pastor of the Church of God on Hillside av. Burial Vale Cemetary.

CRAWFORD Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, February 27, 1941

Henry V. CRAWFORD, 87, died at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Ohio Pythian Home for the Aged. Body to Richards funeral home.

COAKLEY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, February 27, 1941

John P. COAKLEY died unexpectedly at 1 a.m. Thursday, Feb 27, 1941, at his home, 1120 Burt st. Body to O'Brien funeral home and to remain there until time of funeral at St. Joseph Church at 9 a.m. Monday. Burial in Calvary Cemetery.

EVANS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, February 27, 1941

Mrs. Lela EVANS, 65, died at 5 a.m. Thursday, Feb 27, 1941 at her home, 1833 Clay st. Body to Patterson funeral home.

FOGARTY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, February 27, 1941

The Rev. Fr. Thomas E. FOGARTY, 66, formerly of Springfield, died Monday Feb. 24, 1941, in his parsonage, S. North st., Washington C.H. Body to O'Brien funeral home. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Springfield

GIBSON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, February 27, 1941

Mrs. Martha C. GIBSON, 68 died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1941 at her home, 66 Lincoln av. Body to Jackson funeral home.


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