Clark County, OH

Posted Obituaries for August 1942 thru July 1943


Obituary Surnames: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

GEIGER, SUMMERS, ZIMMERMAN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, August 1, 1942

Alice GEIGER Is Taken By Death Sister of Jurist Succumbs In Home At Age Of 85 Funeral services for Miss Alice GEIGER, 85, prominent in the educational and cultural circles of Springfield for many years, who died at 11:15 p.m. Friday at her home, 469 Woodlawn av., will be held at the residence at 4 p.m. Monday. Burial will be made in Ferncliff cemetery. She had been seriously ill for the past two weeks and had been in failing health for some time. Miss GEIGER was the sister of Judge Frank W. GEIGER, judge of the Second District Ohio Court of Appeals. Miss GEIGER had been residing with her sister, Miss Ella L. GEIGER, 469 Woodlawn av., in the home built by their father in 1846. She as the daughter of H.R. GEIGER, one of the founders of Wittenberg College and a leader in the history of Springfield half a century ago. She graduated from Wittenberg College in the class of 1879 at the same time Wittenberg diplomas were awarded to the late John L. ZIMMERMAN, Judge A. N. SUMMERS, former judge of the Ohio Supreme Court and her brother, C.A. GEIGER, a former Springfield and Troy manufacturer. Following in her graduation from Wittenberg, miss GEIGER accepted a teaching position in a Lutheran Seminary in Luterhville, Md., where she taught for several years. later she taught school in Cincinnati and Beatrice Neb. A member of the Covenant Presbyterian Chruch, Miss GEIGER had been a leader in church, school and cultural work of the community for many years. In 1937 when Miss GEIGER celebrated her 80th birthday, she was honored during the annual Wittenberg Founder's Day program, as the oldest woman graduate of the institution. At the time, tribute was paid to her by Dr. Rees Edgar Tulloss, President of Wittenberg, who said: "It is a pleasure to congratulate the oldest woman graduate of Wittenberg College upon the 80th anniversary of her birthday. The significance of your achievement will continue to be a matter of gratification and pride to Wittenbergers of every generation. On behalf of the long line of young women who have followed in your footsteps and of all alumi I send you hearty greetings and best wishes upon this happy occasion." Only surviving relatives of Miss GEIGER are her sister and Judge GEIGER. Pall bearers will be Miss GEIGER's nephews and grand nephews: Russell GEIGER of Troy; Tracy GEIGER of Dayton; George McGAVERN of Birmingham Mich.; Bruce GEIGER of Piqua, and Pual GEIGER, also of Piqua.

BROWN, BRYANT, EVILSIZOR, STRATTON Name of Newspaper is Daily Citizen, Urbana, OH on Monday, October 5, 1942

Funeral services for Mrs Urba Mae EVILSIZOR, 61, wife of Clem EVILSIZOR, of Springfield, Rt 4, sister of Mrs Ray Brown of Urbana Rt 1 and a sister of John Walker of St Paris, were to be conducted at 2 P M Monday with burial in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield. The rites were to be held in the Jackson-Lytle funeral home in charge of the Rev J A Jenkinson, assistant pastor of the Central Methodist church. Mrs Evilsizor died Friday morning after an illness of two months. A native of Bowlusville, in Champaign County she had been a resident of Clark County for the past 37 years. Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mrs Lloyd Stratton of Springfield Rt 6, and Mrs. Esther Bryant, Springfield; two sons, Norman E of Springfield and Lt Paul C EVILSIZOR, serving with the united States Army Air Corps. Nine grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Evilsizor was a member of the Clifton Avenue Methodist Church, Springfield.

ENGREBRETSEN, PENDLETON, ZINN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, October 11, 1942

Ashby L. PENDLETON, 61, a retired farmer residing near North Hampton, died at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, in the City Hospital. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Julia PENDLETON, three children, Miss Julia PENDLETON, San Diego, Calif; Mrs. Margaret ZINN, Springfield, Route 1, and Raymond PENDLETON, Springfield; a sister, Mrs. ENGREBRETSEN, Newark, N. J.; four brothers, John H., Charles, Oscar and Newton PENDLETON, all of Springfield, and three grandchildren. The body was removed to the Doom Brothers funeral home in New Carlisle. Funeral services Tuesday in the New Lawrenceville Reformed Church and burials will be in Lawrenceville Cemetery.

BOOK, CRAIG, GRIFFIN, ROSS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, October 20, 1942

William B. ROSS 42, of 528 W Main St died at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday in City Hospital following a nine-month illness. He had been a resident of Clark County for a year and a half, and was a part owner of Central Meat Market. Mr. ROSS was a member of the Central Methodist Church. He was born in Henderson KY, July 7, 1900. He leaves his widow Mrs. Eliza ROSS, two sons James and William both of Henderson Ky.: one daughter, Nancy Ho: two sisters Mrs. Frank CRAIG of Henderson Ky, and Mrs. Oscar GRIFFIN also of that city; two brothers, John H of New York City, Eugene of LaCrosse , Wis., and the Rev. Harty ROSS of Sturgis Ky, and a half sister, Mrs. Lucille BOOK of Henderson KY, The body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home.

BUSINGER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, November 3, 1942

Page 12. John Henry BUSINGER, 86, a former resident of Clark County, died Oct. 29 in Omaha, Neb., after several years' failing health, it was learned Monday by friends here. He is survived by one brother, Walter, of Mechanicsburg. In 1879 Mr. BUSINGER and his cousin, Frank, formerly of the O.S. Kelly Co., planted the maple trees in front of the old DEAR's School, which is now the country home of Attorney G.W. Tehan.

CONLEY, FRAZIER, PENN, ROGERS, SHULTZ Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, November 3, 1942

Page 12. Ira Westley FRAZIER, 74, of 110 N. Wittenberg av, died at 3 a.m. Monday in the City Hospital. He was a retired farmer and was born Jan. 16, 1868, in Madison County. Mr. FRAZIER is survived by his widow, Mrs. Louise FRAZIER; a son, John W.; a daughter, Mrs. Frances CONLEY; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Sue PENN and Mrs. Josephine ROGERS, both of Springfield, and Mrs. Jennie SHULTZ of Columbus, and one brother, Charles FRAZIER of Columbus. The body was taken to the Littleton funeral home.

BROWN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, November 9, 1942

Mrs. Cecillia Mary BROWN, 52, of 418 E. Columbia st., died at 11:35 a. m. Friday, Nov. 6, 1942, in the City Hospital. Body to Richards Memorial home and to residence Sunday afternoon. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the residence, with burial in Fletcher Chapel Cemetery.

HESSION Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, November 9, 1942

Mrs. Effie May HESSION, 47, died unexpectedly in her home, 421 S. Yellow Springs st., at 12:30 p. m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 1942. Body to O'Brien funeral home for funeral services there at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial in Calvary Cemetery.

JACKSON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, November 9, 1942

Giles N. JACKSON, 41, of 510 Mt. Vernon av., died Sunday, Nov. 8, 1942, inthe City Hospital. Body to Patterson funeral home for services Wednesday 2 p.m. Burial Ferncliff Cemetery.

BROWN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, November 9, 1942

Page 10. Mrs Cecilia Mary BROWN, 52, of 418 E Columbia st, died at 11:35 am Friday, Nov 06, 1942, in the City Hospital. Body to Richards Memorial home and to residence Sunday afternoon. Funeral services at 2 pm Wednesday at the residence, with burial in Fletcher Chapel Cemetery.

HESSION Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, November 9, 1942

Page 10. Mrs Effie May HESSION, 47, died unexpectedly in her home 421 S Yellow Springs st ,at 12:30 pm Saturday, Nov 07, 1942. Body to O'Brien funeral home for funeral services there at 2 pm Tuesday. Burial in Calvary Cemetery.

JACKSON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, November 9, 1942

Page 10. Giles N JACKSON, 41, of 510 Mt Vernon av, died Sunday, Nov 08, 1942, in the City Hospital. Body to Patterson funeral home for services Wednesday 2 pm. Burial in Ferncliff Cemetery.

IRRGANG, KINGERY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, November 9, 1942

Page 10. Judith Ann KINGERY, one-month-old daughter of Mr and Mrs Chester KINGERY of 1430 W High st, died Sunday, Nov 08, 1942, in the City Hospital. Besides parents, survivors are a brother, Richard, a sister, Mary Jane, and grandparents, Mr and Mrs George KINGERY of Pendleton, Ind and Mrs Essie IRRGANG of Indianapolis, Ind. body to Richards funeral home.

MEISSNER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, November 9, 1942

Page 10. Detrick MEISSNER, 63, died Sunday, Nov 08, 1942, in the Ohio Masonic Home. Body to Herr and Fox funeral home and will be sent Monday afternoon to Cincinnati for funeral and burial.

COFFEY, MERRITT Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, November 9, 1942

Page 10. Mrs Julia Virginia MERRITT, 88, died Sunday, Nov 08, 1942, in the residence of a daughter, Mrs Bruce COFFEY of Catawba. Body to Littleton funeral home for services Tuesday 10:30 am Burial South Vienna Cemetery.

NEER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, November 9, 1942

Page 10. Grant NEER, 77, died at 11:20 am Monday, Nov 09, 1942, at his home in Mechanicsburg. The body was taken to the Furman funeral home in Mechanicsburg. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the Catawba Methodist Church. The body will be removed to the home of Mr NEER's son, Paul, In Mechanicsburg, Tuesday morning.

TUTTLE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, November 9, 1942

Page 10. Louis D TUTTLE, 63, of Springfield, Route 5, died at 12 o'clock noon. Saturday. Nov 07, 1942, in his home following a two-week illness. Body to the Littleton funeral home for services Tuesday 2 pm Burial Garlough Cemetery.

PURGETT, RUEGER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, November 12, 1942

Memorial services for Robert L. PURGETT, 23, Enon's first war casuality, will be held in the Enon Methodist Church where he was baptized. The time of the rites has not been decided. PURGETT who was a signalman in the Navy was killed in action off Guadalcanal on the night of Oct. 11 on the U. S. S. Duncan, a destroyer, the Navy Department announced Wednesday. Signalman PURGETT who had been serving in the Navy for four years, after enlistment in August, 1939, seemed to have a premonition of his death.  Writing to his foster mother, Mrs. Edna M. RUEGER he said, "I don't know but this is the last time you will ever hear from me." The letter, written less than a month before his death, was received by Mrs. RUEGER in September. PURGETT was born in Enon where his father died when he was nine years old. From that time until his enlistment he had lived in the township as the charge of Mrs. RUEGER. He was a member of the class of 1936 in Enon High School, but left school three months before graduation. Upon entrance into the Navy, Signalman PURGETT went to the Naval Training Station at Norfold, Va. After training he served for a few months on the U. S. S. Stack, before he was selected to go to the Signal School at San Diego, Calif. From there, with the rank of signalman, third class, he rejoined his ship, serving on the submarine patrol from the Bahama's to Iceland. He was transferred to the U. S. S. Duncan last April.

CALLISON, CLARK, GRIEST, RUST Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, November 30, 1942

Mrs Anna M. (Henkle) CALLISON, 79, died sunday (Nov. 29, 1942) at 6:10 pm in her residence in the Ballentine Rd., Springfield Rt 1. Death followed three years of failing health and a critical illness of one day. A native of Fayette County, Mrs. CALLISON had lived in CLARK County most of her life. She was a member of the Lawrenceville Reformed Church. Survivors are the husband, Charles L.(uther) a daughter, Mrs. Forest GRIEST of Springfield, route 2 and two grandsons. The body was removed to the Jackson Funeral Home and returned to residence Monday night. Funeral services will be held in the Lawrenceville Reformed Church at 2 pm Wednesday in charge of the pastor, the Rev. E.E. Koepp. Burial will be in Vale Cemetery. Friends are asked to please omit flowers. Editor: She was the widow of Jasper RUST when she married Charles

FISCHER, FRANKLIN, KRIEGBAUM Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, December 30, 1942

Heart Attack Is Fatal To N. J. FISCHER. Special Investigator From Prosecutor's Office Dies At Age 62. Nick J. FISCHER, one of the most popular secret operatives in the history of prosecution of crime in Clark County, died unexpectedly of a heart attack in his home, 440 Linden Avenue, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was 62 years of age, had spent his life here, and for six years was special investigator in the office of the county prosecutor. Death came after three weeks of illness, during which FISCHER enjoyed a quiet Christmas celebration with relatives here in his home. His wife, Mary, however, stricken with a nervous disorder recently, was taken to the City Hospital Sunday, and was in such critical condition that she was not to be told of her husband's death immediately. FISCHER for 30 years operated his own detective agency in Springfield before accepting public office. He served as clerk of the city police court for two terms, before the court became known as the municipal Court. FISCHER'S patience and skill as a detective brought results in several of the shocking crimes in Clark County. He worked on cases which resulted in important arrests and in the uncovering of valuable information in the following: the John Bushnell blackmail case in 1915, the Dingeldine killings in 1937, the Cronely robbery in 1939, the Raymond Doss rape case in 1941, and most recently the Hughes-Robinson arson case, now awaiting disposition. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and of the St. Raphael Church. FISCHER is survived by three brothers and two sisters. The brothers are Leo A. FISHCER and Fred E. FISCHER, both of Springfield, and William FISCHER of Cincinnati. The sisters are Mrs. Tillie KRIEGBAUM of Springfield and Mrs. Catherine FRANKLIN of Middletown, Ohio. The body was taken to the O'Brien funeral home.

FISCHER, FRANKLIN, KRIEGBAUM Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, December 31, 1942

Rites Saturday For N. J. FISCHER. Funeral Services Arranged For Special investigator. Funeral services for Nick J. FISCHER, 62, special investigator in the office of the County Prosecutor, who died of a heart attack at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in his home, 440 Linden Avenue, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in the St. Raphael Church, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Members of the Knights of Columbus will meet at the O'Brien Funeral Home at 8 p.m. Friday. Active pallbearers will be Frank and Daniel SADLIER, Leo FISCHER, J. Vinson O'BRIEN, Jerome A. NEVIUS, Carl BELCHER and Arthur J. CHARTERES. Those who will serve as honorary pallbearers are: Judge Frank W. GEIGER, Judge Golden C. DAVIS, Edgar MORRIS, Capt. Lawrence ABBOTT, Fire Chief Grover FROCK, Assistant Fire Chief Edward GARRITY, Ollie GREGORY, J. Arthur SHUMAN, Edward FOLEY, Robert S. OLINGER< Donald H. WILCOXON, Ralph MAULFAIR, Frank L. NEVIUS, Ray J. QUIRK, M. J. BAHIN, Paul PATTERSON, Stanley LUCAS, Frank ROLFES, Walter K. WEIMER, AL GOEBEL, Lamar FOSTER, Russell SHIRK, Sheriff Niles E. YOUNG, Francis SHAFFER, David COX, Isaac HOLOWELL, Sol MERRIT, John LAW, W. L. SHRIGLEY, Charles HILL, Lloyd NCOLS, Robert MOODY, and Luther Doughman. The fatal attack was almost instantaneous and an inhalator squad dispatched by the Fire Department found FISCHER dead upon arrival. Death came after an illness of three weeks, during which time he spent a quiet Christmas holiday with relatives in his home. His wife, Mary, critically ill in the City Hospital with a nervous disorder, has not yet been told of his death. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and of the St. Raphael Church. FISCHER is survived by his wife, three brothers, Leo A. and Fred E., both of Springfield, and William of Cincinnati; two sisters, Mrs. Tillie KRIEGBAUM of Springfield, and Mrs. Catherine FRANKLIN of Middletown, Ohio.

HANKEL, STAIR Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, December 31, 1942

Elmer HANKEL, 52, was found dead in the home of his brother, Herman H., of 317 S. Fountain Avenue, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The brother went to Mr. HANKEL'S room and found him dead. Coroner Austin Richards stated that Mr. HANKEL had been dead two hours and probably had died of a heart attack. At approximately 4:45 p.m. Mr. HANKEL was served coffee by his sister-in-law. He retired to a bedroom and sometime later Mrs. HANKEL assumed him to be asleep. Shortly after 7 p.m., Herman HANKEL had suffered previous heart attacks and, not feeling well, Wednesday remained at home. Mr. HANKEL, a native of Galion, Ohio, had been employed by the National Supply Co. for five weeks. Surviving are his brother Herman, and a sister, Mrs. Emma STAIR of Galion. The body was taken to the Richards memorial Home and was sent to the Volk Funeral Home in Galion Thursday for funeral services and burial.

ALLEN, INGLING, MILLER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, February 9, 1943

Bert D. ALLEN, 87, a lifelong resident of Clark County, died unexpectedly late Monday of a heart attack in his home at 1916 W. Washington st. He had worked until 10 p.m. Monday, and then went to his home for supper. He was stricken a few minutes after eating. He died shortly before midnight. Mr. Allen was the son of Edward and Jane AALLEN of Clark County and had resided in the community most of his life. For the past 16 years he had been an engineer for the Borden Co. He was a member of the Grace Methodist Church. Surviving are the widow, Madge D.; one daughter, Emma Mae, at home; his mother, Mrs. Jane ALLEN of Springfield; three brothers, Edward of Dayton, and Walter and Harry ALLEN, both of Springfield, and two sisters, Mrs. Grace MILLER of Springfield and Mrs. Jennie INGLING of Dayton. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The body was removed to Richards Memorial Home.

BOOLMAN, FANSIER, WHALEN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, February 14, 1943

Mrs Belle E BOOLMAN, wife of Louis BOOLMAN, died at 7:10 am Saturday, in her ome 11 E Clark St, following a five days illness. She was a member of teh Central Methodist Church. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs Samuel FANSIER of Rocky River, O, and Miss Marjorie at home; one son, L. Kingsley BOOLMAN of this city; a grandson, Richard FANSIER of Rocky River, and a sister Mrs Minerva WHALEN of Clifton, O. The body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home and will be returned Sunday to the residence for services there at 2:30 pm Monday in charge of the Rev Dr W.H. Fowler of the Central Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Clifton Cemetery

ANDERSON, BAKER, BLAKE, BODEY, FETTER, WALDRON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, February 22, 1943

Mrs. Sylvia Edna WALDRON , 62, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, in her home on the St. Paris pk., Springfield, Route 2, following a serious illness of one week. She had been failing in health the past five years. Surviving are her husband, Clarence, Sr.; three daughters, Mrs. Stanley BLAKE, Urbana; Mrs. Margaret BODEY, Urbana, and Mrs. Ruth BAKER, Springfield; four sons, Harold, Springfield Route 5; Robert, Springfield Route 2; John Eldon, New Carlisle, Route 1, and Clarence, Jr. Springfield; 16 grandchildren; two brothers, Charles ANDERSON, Springfield, and Justus ANDERSON, of Custer, O.; a half-sister, Mrs. Esta FETTER, Springfield; and on half-brother Walter ANDERSON, also of Springfield. The body was removed to the Littleton funeral home where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Fletcher Chapel Cemetery.

BEINHOWER, BRUNEY, KIDWELL, RUNEY, WEST Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, February 22, 1943

John Clark WEST, 71, of 808 Linden av., a retired painter and paper hanger, died at 5:20 a.m. Monday, in his home following an illness of four weeks. He is survived by his widow, Gertrude J. WEST; three daughters, Mrs. Bertha BRUNEY and Mrs. Hazel KIDWELL, both of Springfield, and Mrs. Ethel BEINHOWER, of Johnstown, O.; three brothers, Foster W. McCORKLE, of London; James and Isaiah WEST, both of Columbus; and three grandchildren, Pvt. Clarence BRUNEY, stationed in Sioux Falls, S. D.; Roger RUNEY and Patricia KIDWELL, both of Springfield. The body was taken to the Littleton funeral home.

DAVIS, PRICE, SPYGLASS, WILLIAMS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, February 22, 1943

Mary Martha PRICE, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter PRICEof 1318 Clifton av., died in her home at 7:20 p.m. Sunday, following an illness of seven weeks. She was born in Springfield and was a student in Hayward Junior High School. In addition to her parents, surviving are one brother, Sergt. Charles DAVIS, of Fort Huachua, Ariz.; one sister, Lora Jean WILLIAMS, Springfield; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Fanny PRICE, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Myra SPYGLASS, both of Springfield. The body was taken to the Webb-Jackson funeral home, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

ANDERSON, BOTKIN, BRYAN, JOSEPH, KEES, PAYNE, RICHARDSON, SCHILL, SHERIDAN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, February 28, 1943

Page 8 main. Harry W. BOTKIN, 57, OF 2225 Kenton st., a government inspector at The Steel Products Engineering Co. plant, died at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, in his home following a two and one-half week illness. Born in Miami County, May 12, 1885, the son of Lewis and Mary Etta SCHILL BOTKIN, he had resided in Clark County 32 years and formerly operated an automobile agency in North Hampton. He had been a resident of Springfield for two years. Mr. Botkin attended the First Church of God on Maiden Lane. Besides his widow, Nettie, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lillie PAYNE of Springfield; three brothers, James of Davenport, Ia., and Charles and Forest of Troy; five sisters, Mrs. Gertrude SHERIDAN o Covington, O., Mrs. Rose KEES of Vandalia, O., Mrs. Edna RICHARDSON of Havre, Mont., Mrs. Lorena BRYAN of California, and Mrs. Bessie ANDERSON of Troy, O. The body was removed to the Richards Memorial Home and will be returned at noon Sunday to the residence. [:Note by submitter, Jan Botkin Therkildsen, THERKILD@aol.com Wife Nettie's maiden name JOSEPH noted in her 1946 obituary, which says she is daughter of Austin L. and Lillie May JOSEPH]

BYERMAN, DUFFY, WHITTINGTON Name of Newspaper is Unk. Springfield, OH Newspaper on Monday, March 1, 1943

Seemer E. BYERMAN, 54, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, in his home, 1148 Oak St., following an illness of 14 months. A resident of Springfield for the last 35 years, BYERMAN was born in Frederick County, Md. He was a member of the Second Lutheran Church, Lessing Lodge, No. 372, Knights of Pythias; Uniform Rank Co. 6, and the D.O.K.K. He was also affiliated with the Champion Council, No. 2, Junior Order of United American Mechanics. He was formerly employed as a machinist at the International Harvester Co. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Thomas DUFFY; his mother, Mrs. Sarah C. WHITTINGTON; one half brother, Roger WHITTINGTON, and three grandchildren, Susan, Thomas and David DUFFY. The body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home.

BUSHNELL, CARTER, HARWOOD, ROSS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, March 17, 1943

Ralph C. HARWOOD, 60, of 1002 S. Fountain av., died in the City Hospital Wednesday night following an illness of two weeks. His body was removed to the Her and Fox funeral home where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Mr. HARWOOD was a life resident of Springfield, and was a member of the High Street Methodist Church. He had been employed by the Lagonda Printing Co. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. E. M. ROSS and Miss Margaret HARWOOD; three sons, Ralph, Jr., Thomas Edwin and William Fletcher, all of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Nan CARTER of Cleveland and Mrs. Jesse BUSHNELL of New York City; five brothers, Frank, of Palm Beach, Fla; Fred, Lee and Kenneth, all of Springfield, and Charles of Dayton, and three grandchildren.

COLVIN, DUVALL, FRANKLIN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, May 3, 1943

Page 3. Miss Estelle Duvall, former principal of Garfield and Grayhill Schools here, died Wednesday in the home of a sister, Mrs. Wilber Colvin of Atlanta, Ga. Miss Duvall retired from teaching in 1929 and went to Atlanta to live with Mrs. Colvin. Another sister, Mrs. F. A. Franklin of Fredericksburg, Va., also survives. Funeral and burial were Thursday in Atlanta.

HAMMOND, STEWART Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, May 3, 1943

Page 3. Mrs. Francis Stewart, 80, died in the home of her daughter Mrs. Bertha Hammond of Springfield, Route 5, Sunday at 9:05 p.m. after a short illness. Born in Ross County, O., in 1863, Mrs. Stewart resided with her daughter for the past year. She was a member of the Eden Baptist Church in Waverly, O. Surviving are Mrs. Hammond and six grandchildren. The body was removed to the Patterson funeral home.

CROFT, FOX, GOWDY, HAUSE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, May 3, 1943

Page 3. Mrs. Emma Gowdy, 83, of 2478 Lagonda av., died in the home of Mrs. Gertrude Carnahan, Middle Urbana pk., Sunday at 7 a.m. after several years of failing health and two weeks of serious illness. Born in Clark County, April 6, 1860, the daughter of Simon and Mary Hause Fox, she resided in the county all her life. She was a member of the Lagonda United Brethren Church. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Clara Croft of Springfield. The body was removed to the Richards Memorial Home for services Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

BETHARD, BRECHT, GRINDLE, YEAZEL Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, May 4, 1943

William L. Yeazel Succumbs Monday, ServIces Will Be Held At 2 P.M. Thursday Funeral services for William Leonard YEAZEL, 70, of Possum rd., Springfield, Route 4, who died in his home at 7:30 p.m. Monday, after an illness of a few hours, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Littleton Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Fidelah Lodge No. 12 will hold services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Mr. Yeazel returned home Monday noon from the Springfield Planning Mill and Lumber Co. where he was employed as a woodworker. Not feeling well he decided to rest and was unexpectedly stricken during the evening. Born in Clark County, near Brighton, February 4, 1873, he lived in this vicinity his entire life. He was a member of Emery Chapel Methodist Church, a past grant of Springfield Lodge No. 33, IOOF, and a member of Fidelah Rebecca Lodge No. 12. Surviving are his widow, Clara B.; one daughter, Mary Geraldine, home; three sons, Edward, United States Navy; Harry of Wilmington, O., and Samuel of Georgetown, O.; one step son, Donald E. GRINDLE, United States Navy; one brother, Charles of Knoxville, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Adam BRECHT and Mrs. George BETHARD, both of Springfield and two grandchildren.

BAILEY, DENNIS, JOHNSON, LABORTEAUX, MULLENIX Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, May 17, 1943

Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Leah DENNIS, 53, of the Ballentine rd., Springfield, Route 2, who died at 2:10 a.m. Monday in her home following an illness of three weeks, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Littleton Funeral home with the Rev. Robert W. USTICK, D.D. pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Ferncliff Cemetery. Born Jan. 18, 1890 in Springfield, the daughter of Robert T. and Mary JOHNSON BAILEY, she had been a life-long resident of this vicinity. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband, Albert O.; a daughter, Emily Louise DENNIS, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Grace MULLENIX and Mrs. Martha LABORTEAUX, and a brother, Ralph, all of Cleveland.

HULLINGER, MYERS, OVERHOLSER, PENDLETON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, May 18, 1943

Mrs. Martha A. MYERS, 87, died at 7 a.m. Monday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rosetta PENDLETON of North Hampton, following an illness of three weeks. Born in Terra Haute, Sept. 23 1855, the daughter of Moses and Martha OVERHOLSER, she had been a life-long resident of this vicinity. She was a member of the Buelah Chapel Brethren in Christ Church, Springfield. Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ellen HULLINGER of Urbana, Route 4; two sons, John H. of Westerville, and Noah O. of Springfield, Route 3; nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The Body was removed to the Doom Bros. funeral home where it will remain until returned to the resident at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the home of Mrs. PENDLETON with the Rev. O. B. Ulery officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceville Cemetery.

BUSSARD, CAMPBELL, HICKMAN, PARKER, WEIGEL Name of Newspaper is Daily Morning Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, May 18, 1943

Mrs. Mary B. Campbell, 68, died at 3:20 p.m. Monday in the Methodist Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. She was a former resident of Springfield and had recently made her home with a daughter, Mrs. C. B. Parker of Fort Wayne. Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. P. E. Bussard of Greenfield, O,; a son, James E. of Springfield; four grandchildren; a brother, Thomas Hickman, of Mansfield; and a sister, Mrs. Catherine Weigel, of Springfield. The body will arrive here Wednesday morning and will be taken to the Littleton funeral home where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in charge of the Rev. Wilbur H. Fowler, pastor of Central Methodist Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

TEHAN Name of Newspaper is Daily Morning Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, May 18, 1943

North Lewisburg - Frank Tehan, 81, former justice of the peace and a member of the village council of North Lewisburg, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday in his home in North Lewisburg after an illness of several weeks. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his widow, Anna; one son, John of Dayton, and a daughter, Margaret, at home. The body was removed to the Freeman funeral home and will be taken to the residence Tuesday. Funeral services will beheld at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the North Lewisburg Catholic Church with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery.

BRYANT, COX, DYER, OTSTOT, TURVY Name of Newspaper is Daily Morning Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, May 18, 1943

Nine-Week Illness is Fatal To Clark Countian
Mrs. Nora I. Cox, 69, of the Columbus rd. Springfield, Route 6, widow of Anson Cox, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday in her residence, following a nine-week serious illness. orn Sept. 8, 1873, in Ross County, the daughter of John W. and Isabelle Bryant Dyer, she had been a resident of this vicinity for the past 23 years. She was a member of the Columbus Avenue United Brethren Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen Otstot, of the same address; three sisters, Mrs. Mada Turvy and Mrs. Maggie Turvy, both of London, O.; and a brother, Werter C. Dyer of Dayton. Her husband died Jan. 29, 1943. The body was removed to the Littleton funeral home where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

LEFFLER, MCCONNELL, RENICK, VARVEL Name of Newspaper is Daily Morning Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, May 18, 1943

Bellfontaine - Mrs. Mary M. McConnell of Bellecenter, died in McKitrick Hospital in Kenton Saturday following a cerebral hemorrhage suffered Thursday in her home on State Route 67. She was a native of Hardin County and is survived by her husband Earl McConnell; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Leffler, Bellecenter; Mrs. Mabel Renick and Miss Margaret Varvel, Kenton. Funeral services were held at the late residence Tuesday at 2 p.m. and burial was in Fairview-McDonald Cemetery.

GREGORY, HARPER, HUGHES, MUSTAINE Name of Newspaper is Daily Morning Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, May 18, 1943

Bellefontaine - Miss Sally E. Harper, 64, native of Urbana, employe of the United Telephone Company here for the past 41 years, died Sunday night in the home of a sister, Mrs. Louise Hughes, E. Sandusky av. She had been employed as cashier at the telephone company office for many years. She is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Oscar Mustaine, Miss Jennie Harper and Mrs. Charles Gregory, all of Bellefontaine, and two brothers, Bert W. Harper, Detroit, Mich., and Lee Harper, Lima. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Leonard and Eichholtz funeral home here and burial will be made in the Bellefontaine Cemetery.

BOCKWAY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, May 24, 1943

Page 9. Funeral services for Miss Ella M. BOCKWAY, a retired Springfield school teacher who died at 6 a.m. Sunday in her residence, 309 Chestnut av., following two months of failing health, will be held in the home at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Carl Shanor, pastor of Fourth Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. The body is at the residence and will remain there in charge of the Woods funeral home. Born in Springfield, the daughter of George and Anna BOCKWAY, she had lived here her entire life, teaching in a local elementary school an the Senior High School until her retirement 20 years ago. She received her education at Columbia University. Miss BOCKWAY was a member of Fourth Lutheran Church. Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

KISSELL Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, June 7, 1943

Pg 10 Funeral services for Frank A. KISSELL, 88, nationally-known business figure and retired Springfield resident who died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Arcade Hotel, where he had been residing during several months of failing health, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday in Richards Memorial Home. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Although a native of Maryland, Mr KISSELL had long been associated with the Kelly-Springfield Tire and Rubber Co., and was serving as branch manager for the firm in Philadelphia, Pa., when he retired in 1925. He returned to Springfield, where he had previously lived, in 1931. He is survived by a niece, Miss Villa KISSELL, of Springfield, and three nephews. His wife, Sarah, died May 12, 1939 in Springfield.

BOOLMAN, GRAHAM, MCKIBBEN, SHEETS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, June 28, 1943

Funeral services are to be held Tuesday at two pm (CWT) at the Rose Hill Church for Harry A BOOLMAN, 76, of Fort Recovery, whose death yesterday followed a four weeks illness. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery. The body has been removed to the home of a son, Roy BOOLMAN, near Ansonia, where friends may call until the hour of services. Surviving are four other sons, Earl of Greenville; Carl of Bellfontaine; Louis, New Madison; and Oliver of near Portland, Ind. two daughters, Mrs Mary McKIBBEN, Portland, Ind. and Mrs Vina SHEETS, New Weston; 33 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. There are also three brothers, Frank BOOLMAN, Indianapolis, and Clifton and Louis of Springfield, and one sister, Mrs Mary GRAHAM, also of Springfield.

DILLARD, KNOFF Name of Newspaper is Daily Morning Sun, Springfield, OH on Friday, July 2, 1943

SOUTH CHARLSTON - Mrs. Victoria DILLARD, 76, wife of William DILLARD, died at 3 p.m,. Thursday at the family home, four miles east of here, after a lengthy illness. Besides the husband she is survived by eight sons and two daughters as follows: Rev. Ralph, Clifford, Thomas, James O. and Desloyes, all of South Vienna; Herbert of Urbana, Luther of Jeffersonville, and Hinton of Springfield; Mrs. Joanna KNOFF of West Liberty, and Miss Russie DILLARD at home. She also leaves two brothers and two sisters residing at Portsmouth, O. The body is at the Sprague funeral home, South Charleston, and will be returned to the residence Friday afternoon. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the South Solon Christian Union Church, with burial at the South Solon Cemetery.

BIDDLEMAN, BRUBAKER, DUNLAP, MOORE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, July 7, 1943

Mrs. Anna E. MOORE, 83, of Springfield, Route 1, died at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday at her residence. She had been failing in health for some time but was seriously ill only seven hours. Mrs. MOORE, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs.. Samuel DUNLAP, was born in Champaign County. She is survived by her husband, James D. MOORE; two sisters, Mrs. D. Frank BRUBAKER, Springfield, Route 3, and Mrs.. W. R. BIDDLEMAN, 2217 N. Limestone st; and several nephews. The body was removed to Littleton Funeral Home.

GRUBE, WALTERS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, July 15, 1943

John GRUBE, 84, of 1500 Innisfallen av., died in his home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday following one year of failing health and one month of serious illness. Mr. GRUBE was born in Clark County, Dec. 24, 1858 and resided here all of his life. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam GRUBE. He is survived by one daughters, Mrs. Cora WALTERS of Springfield; two sons, Clarence A. or Springfield, Route 1 and Elmer A. of Springfield; two half brothers, Sam and George GRUBE of Clark County; a half sister, Miss Gertrude GRUBE of Springfield, 20 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. The body was removed to the Richards Memorial Home.


Return to Clark Co. OH page

View ...



For questions about this page contact Sara J. Greer at sjgreer30@gmail.com or Janie M Whitty, our obituary coordinator at whittyfun@juno.com


Query, Surname, and Researcher pages managed by CCHelper, an application written by Patty Lindsay.