Page 8. Mrs. Eva L. PENETON, 81, died at 7 p.m. Sunday in the home of her son Virgil W. PENETON of Tremont City, with whom she had lived for several years. Mrs. PENETON was the oldest member of the Tremont City Methodist Church. She was the daughter of Amos and Elizabeth BOTKIN, pioneers in the Tremont City vicinity, and was born Aug. 20, 1862. She was the widow of Forest E., who died in 1927. She had been in failing health for 13 years, an was seriously ill for two days. Surviving are four sons, Virgil W. of Tremont City, Orval F. of Route 3 and Raymond A. of Route 1, Springfield, and Howard T. of McComb; three sisters, Mrs. John L. PENCE of New Carlisle, Mrs. Samuel J. NEFF of Route 2, Urbana, and Mrs. Frank M. CALDWELL, Dialton; two brothers, L. K. BOTKIN of North Hampton and J. G. BOTKIN of Urbana; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The body was removed to the Jackson-Lytle funeral home and will be returned to the residence in Tremont City Monday evening. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Tremont City Methodist Church conducted by Rev. W. H. Fields, pastor of Story-Hypes Methodist Church, Springfield. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Tremont City. Additional Information submitted by Jan Botkin Therkildsen, THERKILD@aol.com: Eva's mother's maiden name was VORHEES)
J(ames) T. CUMMINGS, 84, formerly of Springfield, died Saturday afternoon in Washington C.H. He left this city about two years ago. Survivors include one son, Glenn and four daughters, Mrs. Adam BRIGHT, Mrs. Kenneth BRIGHT, Mrs. Floyd EVANS and Mrs. Winton GLEADELL, all of Springfield. Funeral services wil be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Greenfield with burial in Greenfield Cemetery. Additional information submitted by: Janie Martin Whitty firstname.lastname@example.org
Pg. 10. Mrs. Ellen A. CAMPBELL, 82, a native of County Mayo, Westford, Ireland, but a resident of Springfield since she was five years old, died in her home, Route 1, Sugar Grove Hill, at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. She was a member of St. Mary's Church; St. Ann and St. Rose Sodality; and the St. Mary Alter Society. Mrs. Campbell was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James O'BRIEN, also natives of Ireland, but residents of Clark County for many years. Her husband, John CAMPBELL died six years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Helen and Margaret of Springfield; four sons, James of Fort Bragg, Calif., and John, Thomas, and Joseph, of Springfield; one sister, Mrs. Margaret STEWARD, Springfield; and ten grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Church with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Rosary services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the residence. Additional Information by Submitter Sarah Lorentz email@example.com: Mrs. Margaret STEWARD should be Mrs. Margaret STEWART.
Page 10. Illness is fatal to Mrs EUBANKS ; Resident of 908 W Columbia St. Dies At Age 85 Mrs Filmore EUBANKS, 85, of 908 W Columbia st, formerly of North Hampton, died at 8:25 am Monday in her home, following an illness of several months. She was a member of the North Hampton Reform Church and of the Clark County WCTU. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs Glendon MICHAEL, of Springfield; and four* sons, Perce, Craig and Willard EUBANKS of North Hampton; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body will remain at the residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, in charge of the Trostel funeral home of New Carlisle. *Only three names are listed.
Page 10. James R DOYLE Funeral services for James R DOYLE, 84, of 226 E McCreight av., who died at 5:45 pm Thursday in his home, were conducted at 9 am Monday in St Raphael Church. Burial was in the Lagonda av Cemetery. Mr DOYLE, active in Democratic political circles in Springfield for many years, served at one time as a ward councilman. He was a native and lifelong resident of this city. Prior to his retirement several years ago, he was owner of the Doyle Monument Works at Spring and Main sts.
Mrs. Saustina L. RAWSON , 90, resident of the Ohio Masonic Home, died at 2:45 p.m. Friday in Rickly Memorial Hospital. Mrs. RAWSON was born Nov. 21, 1853, in Fairview, Pa., and had resided in Elyria, previous to entering the Masonic Home April 18, 1937. She was sponsored by King Solomon Lodge No. 56 F. & A. M., of Elyria. The body was removed to Littleton funeral home, and will sent to Elyria for services and burial.
Mrs. Roy GAYNOR, 40, who was born in Enon, Sept. 21, 1903, died in the Clark County Sanatorium at 9 p.m. Friday following several years of illness. She was the daughter of William and Jennie Murphy MITMAN and had resided in Clark County almost her entire life. She was a graduate of Springfield City Hospital's Nurses Training School. Mrs. GAYNOR is survived by her husband, one son, Roger, and one daughter, Patricia all of Memphis, Tenn; four sisters, Mrs. Lucy TAYLOR, Mrs. Mary SMITH and Mrs. Nina PENNINGTON of Springfield, Mrs. Elizabeth ARK of Donnelsville; and by six brothers, Perry, Rueben, and Dolph of Enon, John and Ernest of the U. S. Army, and Harold. The body was removed to the Richards Memorial Home, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery.
Harley T. KEARNEY , 68, of E. Home rd., Springfield Route3, died in his home at 5:15 p.m. Friday, following a two-month illness. Born in New Holland, O., Oct. 25, 1875, son of Thomas and Frances KEARNEY , he had been a resident of Springfield for the past 23 years. During this time, he was employed as a stationary engineer in the Clark County Children's Home. He was a member of the Asbury Methodist Church, near Catawba. Besides his widow, Etta, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Valorous PERRY; one foster son, Earl PATTON; one brother John C., supervisor of factory and building inspectors with the Department of Industrial Relations of Ohio, all of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie COLLINS, Mechanicsburg; Mrs. Lulu POWELL, Columbus; three grandsons, Corp. Vaughn SANDY, Camp McCall, N.C.; Corp. Kenneth PERRY, with the U. S. Armed Forces in Italy; Pfc. J. Earl PATTON, Jr., Buckley Field, Colo.; and three great-grandchildren. The body was removed to the Richards Memorial Home.
Albert MATHEWS, 93, died in the home of his son, Leo, 1016 McKinley av., at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24 1943. Body to Wilkins funeral home, West Liberty, for services at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty.
Peter HERZOG, 59 of 122 1/2 W. Main st., died at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 25, 1943 in the Springfield City Hospital. Body to Degenhart funeral home. Services at 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Bernard's Church. Burial in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Illness Fatal to Mary F. MATES, 78 Mrs. Mary Frances MATES, 76, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sarah PARISH, of 2003 Kenton St., following an extended illness and being seriously ill for two weeks. Born in Wellston, O., Feb. 28, 1867, the daughter of Benjamin and Alice BUTLER, she had resided in Springfield the past 28 years and was a member of the Second Lutheran Church here. Her husband, Leminson, died 17 years ago. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. SHEELEY of Cleveland, O., Mrs. Fanny PALMER of Chauncey, O., Mrs. Emma MENDENHALL and Mrs. PARISH, of Springfield; seven sons, Isaac of Bristol, Ind., Frank of Cincinnati, John of Spokane, Wash., William of New York, Benjamin and Earl of Detroit, Mich., grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The body was removed to Littleton's Funeral Home.
The Date for the death of this person is UNKNOWN, other than it was in 1944. Miss Katherine Marie SONBERGER, daughter of Charles F. SONBERGER, passed away, Thursday, at Green Springs sanatorium. Miss SONBERGER was born in Springfield, Ohio, April 29, 1922, but had made her home with her aunt, Mrs. Edith AMES, 423 Adams Street. The body was brought to the Gerner & Wolf funeral home, Washington Street, where funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 1:30 with the Rev. Russell Linton officiating. Burial was made in Union cemetery, Elmore, Ohio. The deceased is survived by her father; one sister Virginia, and her aunt, Mrs. Edith AMES.
Page 14. L. K. (Doc) BOTKIN, 79, life-long resident of Clark County, died in his home at 6:15 a.m. Friday at North Hampton, O. Born in Plattsville, O, Oct. 19, 1864, Mr. BOTKIN had been a retired farmer for the last 18 years. He had been in failing health for more than four years but had been seriously ill only two weeks. Mr. BOTKIN had been affectionately known as "Doc" all his life. He was a member of the Asbury Methodist Church at North Hampton, and a member of the White Star Lodge, No. 292, Knights of Pythias. He is survived by his widow, Sally A,; two daughters, Mrs. Thurman HECK of New Carlisle, and Mrs. Alva HOPKINS of Oak Park, Ill. Five sons also survive, Ralph of Wooster, O; Paul of St. Paris O; Homer, East Liberty, O; Wendell of Columbus, and Elden of Medway, O. Three sisters are also among the survivors, Mrs. J. L. PENCE of New Carlisle; Mrs. S. J. NEFF, Urbana, and Mrs. F. M. CALDWELL of Springfield. A brother, J. G. BOTKIN of Urbana survives along with 19 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The body was removed to Jackson-Lytle funeral home. It will be returned to the residence Friday evening. Sunday, from 1 p,m. to 2:30 p.m., it will lie in state in the Asbury Methodist Church. Funeral services will follow. The Rev. Charles E. Cramer, pastor of the church will officiate, assisted by Rev. James F. Walston. Burial will be in Newson Chapel Cemetery. Additional Information: Full name is Leedom Kenton BOTKIN married to Sarah "Sally" BRUNER. Submitted by Jan Botkin Therkildsen (THERKILD@aol.com)
Page 1 & 2. Another Springfield Soldier, Staff Sergt. Harry E. BYERMAN, has given his life for his country, it was disclosed Thursday night. Sergt. BYERMAN, previously reported as missing in action, was killed December 1, according to word received by his wife, Mrs. Harriet F. BYERMAN of 460 Selma rd. Notification of his disappearance reached Mrs. Byerman on Dec. 13, and notification of his death came in a telegram dated Jan 5. The subsequent letter from the Adjutant General, dated Jan. 11, read in part: "Information has now been received from the German government through the International Red Cross stating that he was killed in action on Dec. 1, 1943. This would indicate that he was killed in action on the date he was previously reported missing in action, and it has been so recorded on the records of the War Department."I realize the burden of anxiety that has been yours since he was reported missing in action and deeply regret the sorrow this message brings you. May the knowledge that he made the supreme sacrifice for his home and country be a source of sustaining comfort for you." Sergt. BYERMAN was trained at the Las Vegas, Nev. Gunnery School, and had been overseas since June 1, where he served with the Eighth Air Force as a tail gunner on a Liberator bomber. He attended Springfield High School and was formerly employed by Robbins and Myers, Inc. He is survived by his widow; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Harry BYERMAN, Sr. of 1516 N. Belmont Av.; a nine month old son, Jack; a three year old daughter, Judy, a brother, Russell of Camp Haan, Calif.; and two sisters, Verna Mae BYERMAN and Mrs. Martha MOSHIER, both of Springfield.
Miss Caroline KRUPP, 43, died in her home, 1602 Highland av., Monday at 7:15 p.m. She was a member of St. Bernard's Church and the Ladies Sodality. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Mary KRUPP, with whom she made her home in Springfield; two brothers, Adam of Springfield; and Clarence of the U.S. Army; five sisters, Mrs. Patrick MCDONOUGH so South Charleston, Mrs. Douglas HUTCHINSON< Mrs. Joseph LEMMONS, Mrs. Arnold BLAZER and Miss Josephine KRUPP of Springfield. The body was removed to Degenhart's funeral home.
James G. CALLISON age 43, a resident of Terre Haute about 24 years died at 7 AM Friday at Mercy Hospital, Springfield. Mr CALLISONwas born 3-3-1916, son of Andrew and Alice Hubbard CALLISON. He was a member of the Terre Haute Methodist Church and a former employee of International Harvester Company in Springfield. He had been employed by Dingledine Trucking of Terre Haute for 10 years. Survivors include his widow Esther and three daughters: Mrs. Sandra MASSIE of St. Paris, Miss Sue Ellen CALLISON and Miss Elizabeth Ann CALLISON both at home. He is also survived by four sons: Jerry L., Steven D. and Rodney D all at home and James D. of Urbana. Other survivors are his mother, Mrs Alice (CALLISON) HARDMAN of Springfield, two sisters, Mrs. Mable CLINGAN of Tipp City and Mrs. Gladys LEONARD of Sharon, Pa and two brothers Clarence E. of Springfield and William E. of Springfield RT 2 and three grandchildren. His body will be taken to Don A. Neff funeral home in Urbana where friends my call until noon Monday when the body will be taken to Terre Haute Methodist church to lie in state until time for the service at 2 PM Monday. Services to be conducted by Rev. Roland PERKINS, pastor of the church and Burial in Terre Haute Cemetery.
Henry Schell formerly of Springfield and a graduate of Wittenberg College, died in his home in Newark, NJ on January 21. Mr Schell, who was born in Springfield, was preceded in death by his wife, Nora, who died in Newark on August 9. Mrs Schell was the niece of Mrs J.C. MECHLIN of 18 W Clark St and had been born and raised in Springfield. Services for both Mr and Mrs Schell were held in Newark. Their ashes will be shipped back to Springfield for burial in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Mrs Nettie ANDERSON BLACK, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs George W. HASTINGS, lifelong residents of Springfield, died in her home in Baltimore Tuesday. She is survived by one brother, H.G. HASTINGS of Atlanta, GA. The body will arrive at the Jackson Lytle Funeral Home Friday. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 pm Saturady in charge of the Rev Roger T Burton, pastor of the first Congregational Christain Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Leslie Combs of Washington CH, died at 12:20 pm Wednesday in his home. He is the father of Mrs Nina SPENCER formerly of Springfield and now of Cleveland, and the brother-in-law of Mrs Olive MYERS of 647 E Southern Ave. Funeral services will be held in the residence at 1 pm Saturday. Burial will be in Washington CH.
Funeral services for James H. MANN, 70 of 518 Lowry av., who died in City Hospital from burns suffered earlier in the day, will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Church. Rosary services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the O'Brien funeral home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Surviving are three daughters, Naomi, at home, Mrs. Helen BEARD of 437 Grant St., and Mrs.. Dorothy WOOLF of Bellefontaine; two sons, Louis H., who is with the United States Army in New Guinea, and James W., a member of the United States Navy now on cruise; and five grandchildren.
Ella L. GEIGER Taken By Death Long Illness Fatal To Former Teacher At Age 79 Miss Ella L. GEIGER, 79, a teacher in the Springfield public schools for 25 years, died at 7 a.m. Monday after a lingering illness in her home, 469 Woodlawn av., where she was born and had lived the greater part of her life. Born Nov 3, 1864, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H.R. GEIGER, she had resided most of her life in Springfield. She was educated at Wittenberg College, where her father was then professor of science, and graduated in the class of 1886. Miss GEIGER began her life work as a teacher in Buena Vista Seminary, Luray, Va., where she taught Latin for several years. She then returned to Springfield and was affiliated with the public schools here for the next 25 years, interruped only by a year's absence in 1910 when she continued her study of Latin at Columbia University. In 1927 she was able to continue her studies in Europe. She was a life-long member of the First Lutheran Church, and was a member of The American Association of University Women, The Gardner Chautauqua, The Woman's missionary Society of the Unite Lutheran Church of America, and the Y.W.C.A. Surviving are one brother, Judge Frank W. GEIGER, of this city, and several nieces and nephews. Another sister, Alice died in 1942. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the residence, and will be in charge of the Rev. John W. Rilling, pastor of the First Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Friends are asked to omit flowers.
Harry E. DAILEY, 77, of 131 S. Light st., died in his residence at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, 1944. Body to Jackson-Lytle funeral home. Ingomar Lodge, K. of P., will hold memorial services at funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Champion Council No.2, J.O.U.A.M., will hold services at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. John W. Filling officiating. Burial in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Horace SCOTT, 62, of 1903 Lagonda av., died Friday at 7:03 a.m. in his home following two years of failing health and one week of serious illness. Born in Springfield Nov. 27, 1881, he was a lifelong resident of this city, and had been employed by The International Harvester Co. 30 years prior to his retirement in July, 1943. SCOTT was a member of Lagonda United Brethren Church. Surviving in addition to his wid-ow, Margaret V.; are one son, H. F. SCOTT, Warsaw, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. D. W. MCARTHUR, Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. J. B. GOODLETT, Toccoa, Ga.; Mrs. Darrell NEEDLES and Mrs. James G. MEYERS, both of Springfield; one sister, Mrs. Flossie WALTON, also of Springfield, and a brother, Thomas, of Lakeworth, Fla. He was the grandfather of six children. The body was re-moved to Jackson-Lytle funeral.
Funeral services for Miss Margaret A LONEY, 79, who died at 7:30 pm Sunday in her home, 1814 Longview Dr, will be conducted at 9 am Wednesday in St Teresa Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The body was taken to the O'Brien Funeral Home where it will remain until time for the services and where it may be viewed from Monday evening until time for the services. Miss LONEY, who had been ill about two weeks, was a life long resident of Springfield. She was a member of St Teresa Church. Her brother, the Rev. Father Michael J. LONEY, who served for 31 years as pastor of St Joseph Church, succumbed in 1935. Miss LONEY is survived by two nephews and one niece.
William A JONES, 69, of 313 E Main St died in his home at 2 pm Sunday of a heart ailment. He had been ill for the past two weeks. He is said to be survived by several nieces and nephews in Springfield, and efforts are being made to locate them. The body was taken to Richards Memorial Home.
Mrs Ethel Grace GELSENLITER, 66, of 854 Rodgers Dr, died at 1:15 am Monday in the City Hospital, following a several months illness. Mrs Gelsenliter was born Oct 12, 1877 in Springfield, the daughter of Charles and Alice PATTISON BALLENTINE. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church, a member of Neal Chapter, O.E.S. and was affiliated with Manito Shrine, No 27, White Shrine of Jerusalem. Survivors are her husband, Albert GELSENLITER; one daughter, Mrs Earl L. CRIST of Springfield, and two grandsons, Richard and Robert CRIST of this city. The body was removed to the Littleton Funeral Home where it will remain for services at 2 pm Wednesday. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Peyton R. STEWART, 72, at one time head of the furniture department in the Edward Wren Store, died at 12:45pm.Friday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Don MCKINNON, 239 W. Euclid Ave., following a three month illness. Mr. STEWART was born in Concordia, Ky, on Oct. 25, 1871, and resided in Springfield 23 years. He was employed by the Montgomery Ward Co. here until he became ill. Surviving Mr. STEWART besides his daughter, are: one son, GUTHRIE of Oakland, Calif., one sister, Mrs. E. M. CLAYTON of Buffalo, Okla., and four grandchildren. The body was removed to the Richards Memorial Home where services will be held at 10:00am, Monday by the Rev. Edgar Drumel, pastor of First Baptist Church, with burial in Ferncliff Cemetery. Submitted by J Kroninger firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter R. GARRITY, Sr., 85 of 2143 Clifton av., died in his residence at *:45 a.m. Saturday following an extended period of ill health. Born in Springfield, Jan. 12, 1859, he was a life-long resident of the community. He had been preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann and a daughter, Mrs. Catherine BOLTON, who died three years ago. He is survived by three sons, Robert, Frank, and Peter R., Jr. all of Springfield, and three daughters, Miss Mary GARRITY, Mrs. William H. COLLINS, and Mrs. Matthew SHERIDAN, also of Springfield, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body was removed to the O'Brien funeral home but will be returned to the residence Sunday to lie in state until time for services at St. Raphael Church, Tuesday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Funeral services for Asa C. BRACKNEY, 65, of 205 S. Western Av., who died at 8:10 pm Thursday in City Hospital following a two year illness, will be held at 3:30 pm Saturday in Littletons Funeral Home, with Rev H.C. CASTOR, pastor of Second Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. He was born in Logan County and had resided in Springfield for the pat 36 years. He was employed as a blacksmith at the Buffalo Springfield Roller Co. Mr. BRACKNEY was a member of Moncreiff Lodge, Knights of Pythias, Modern Temple of Pythian Sisters, and Second Lutheran Church. He is survived byhis widow, Icy; two grandchildren, Jesse and Bobby of Cincinnati; one brother, Ora of Bellefontaine; three sisters, Mrs. Clara SMITH, Bellefontaine; Mrs. Mary CASEY of Bell Center, and Mrs Cora DAGUE of Lakeview.
Mrs. Mary TIDWELL, 46, of 1108 Cottage Av., died suddenly of natural causes while visiting at the home of a neighbor, at 8 pm Thursday. Born in Montgomery, Ala., she had been a resident of Springfield since 1918, and was a member of Mt. Lulu Baptist Church. Mrs. TIDWELL is survived by her husband, James; one son, Corp. Charles, stationed at Camp Hood, Tex., and two daughters, Mrs. Causie MOORE and Miss Clara TIDWELL, both of Springfield. The body was removed to the Webb Jackson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Elmer A. RUSSELL, 58, rear of 20 S. Race St., died in her home at 8:40 pm Thursday following a four month illness. Mrs. RUSSELL, who was born July 8, 1885, in Bloominton and resided in Springfield for the past six years. She is survived by her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Mary CHISSUS, Birmig, Mich., Mrs. Evelyn GOULD, Pontiac, Mich., Mrs. Marie COOPER, Commerce, Mich., and Mrs. Dorothy WEST of this city; two sons, John, and Raymond LYTLE of Springfield; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Iva HAMILTON, South Charleston, and two brothers, Lloyd SWYERS of South Charleston and Trim SWYERS of Xenia. The body was removed to the Littleton funeral home.
Mrs. Harriett Elizabeth RICE, 81, died at 8:30 pm Thursday in her residence, 640 Wiley Av. She was a member of the St Martin Catholic Church and of the Altar Society of the church. She had resided in this city for the past 28 years. Survivors are: Four daughters, Miss Maggie of Dayton, Mrs. Mary Lou GRAY and Mrs. Iro WILLIAMS, both of Springfield, and Mrs. Henrietta WILLIAMS of Pittfield, Mass.; four sons, Benjamin, John, and Stanley all of Springfield, and Campbell of Columbus; 20 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. The body was removed to the Patterson funeral Home.
Mrs. Lena Alice ELLIOTT, 42, wife of C.H. ELLIOTT, Sr of Delaware, O., formerly of Springfield, died Thursday of diphtheria at her home in Delaware. She was the daughter of Mrs. W. STUTHARD of 520 S Lowry Av. and the late W.A. STUTHARD who died Oct. 27, 1943. Besides her husband, Mrs. ELLIOTT is survived by a son, Chandler H. ELLIOTT, Jr, of the US Army; a daughter, Mrs. Andrew KELLER of Delaware; one grandchild, and six sisters, Mrs. W.G. COPLEY of Warren, O., Mrs. Wilber FOREMAN of London, O., Mrs. C.W. WILLIAMS and Mrs. R.L. WILLIAMS of Portsmouth, VA., and Mrs. Ford SHINKLE and Mrs. Wilbur EGELHOFF of Springfield.
Paul G. GALE, who entered the Ohio Masonic Home July 30, 1943 sponsored by the Sabina Lodge No. 324 F. and A. M., died in Rickly Memorial Hospital Monday at 6:25 a.m. He had been in failing health five years. Surviving Mr. GALE are one son, William G. in the U.S. Army and one sister, Mrs. Kitty CHAPMAN VOGEL of Springfield. The body was removed to the Littleton funeral home where services will be held by the Rev. Roger T. Burton, pastor, Congregational Christian Church, Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
James F. MCNAMARA, 75, retired railroader, of 230 E. McCreight av., died at 1:45 a.m. Monday in Springfield City Hospital, where he had been admitted March 25, following several months of serious illness. Born in Xenia, Sept. 20, 1868, he had been a resident of Springfield since childhood. He is survived by his wife, Nora; three sons, Thomas H., Paul and Joseph, all of Springfield; one brother, John of Iowa City, Iowa; and three sisters, Mrs. Margaret SLATTERY of Columbus, Mrs. Mary SLATTERY of London, and Mrs. Catherine CONWAY of West Jefferson. The body was removed to the O'Brien funeral home.
Griffith BEVAN, 68, of Youngstown, died at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday in the Springfield City Hospital, following a three-day serious illness. Having been in ill health for several months, he was admitted to the hospital Saturday, and underwent an operation Monday. Born in Wales, July 14, 1875, Mr. BEVAN had lived in Youngstown for a number of years where he was a member of the Congregational Christian Church and the Bricklayers' Union. He came to Springfield a week ago to visit his daughter, Mrs. O. W. PRICE, 903 E. High st. Besides the one daughter, he is survived by a son, Haydn, of Battlecreek, Mich. The body was removed to the Richards Memorial Home and will be sent to Youngstown Thursday morning for services and burial.
William C. MICHAEL, 79, a charter member of Clifton Lodge, Knights of Pythias, died in his residence
at 1030 W. High st. at 5:45 p.m. Friday following an illness of three weeks. He was born in Pricetown on June 11, 1864, the son of Andrew J. and Mary BAKER MICHAEL. He ahd lived in Springfield for the past 30 years where he was a member of Grace Methodist Church and was formerly employed as a sawfiler by the Oliver Farm Equipment Co. Mr. MICHAEL is survived by his widow, Lulu V.; two daughters, Mrs. Bernice BLEW and Mrs. Goldie KOOGLER of Springfield; two sons, Edward Owen
and Losee L. or Springfield; two brothers J. C. MICHAEL of Lakeworth, Fla., and Leslie MICHAEL
of Bowersville; one sister, Mr.s Rachel SHEPHERD of Kelso, Wash.; five grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren. The body was removed to Littleton funeral home.
Arthur H. DERR, 66, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday in his home, 1290 N. Yellow Springs st., following an illness of five days. He had been a resident of Springfield 60 years and was formerly employed by G. M. Silver, mail trucker for the Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. Surviving are his widow, Grace A.; three sons, Albert H. and Glendon O., both of Springfield; and Harold A. of Lawrenceville; two daughters, Mrs. Esta MIESSE, of Springfield, and Mrs. Margaret DONHAM of Cincinnati, and eight grandchildren. The body was removed to the Littleton funeral home.
Mrs. Mary Belle (RICE) MCDONALD, 88 of 1203 Linden av., died in her home at 5:30 p.m. Monday where she had been in failing health for several years and critically ill seven weeks. She was born in Springfield on Feb. 27, 1856, the daughter of Alonzo and Mary AULT RICE, who were among the pioneer settlers of Clark County and for whom RICE st. in Springfield in named. Mrs. MCDONALD had spent her entire life in Springfield except for 19 years when she lived in St. Marys. She was the widow of Wesley MCDONALD who died in Springfield in 1925. Two sons also preceded her in death. Mrs MCDONALD was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Arthur FOLEY of Springfield; one step-daughter, Mrs. Bertha FOLEY of Canon City, Colo.; two granddaughters and one great grand-daughter.
Raymond MURPHY, 36, retired farmer, died at 4:25 p.m. Monday in the City Hospital where he had been taken Monday morning for treatment. Having been forced to quit his occupation last September because of ill health, Murphy had moved to Springfield on April 29 to make his home with his sister, Mrs. Lena SWAYNE of 1544 N. Belmont av. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Wilmington, his former place of residence and the Second Church of God of Springfield. Mr. MURPHY is survived by his widow, Martha; a daughter, Dorothy; two sons, Roger and Robert; his mother, Mrs. Iona MURPHY, all of Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Opal KELLER of Tucson, Ariz, Mrs. SWAYNE, and Mrs. Lucille MAHONEY, both of Springfield; and a brother, Vernon of Springfield, Route 1. The body was removed to the Woods funeral home.
Page 18. Miss Edna RINER. Funeral services for Miss Edna RINER, of 1812 Longview dr., will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Jackson-Lytle funeral home in charge of Rev. J. C. Plummer, pastor of High Street Methodist Church. Burial will be in Germantown Cemetery, Germantown, O. Miss RINER died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Springfield City Hospital following a three-week illness. She was born in Germantown and had resided in Springfield 35 years. She was a member of the High Street Methodist Church. Miss RINER is survived by one sister, Miss Dorothy RINER, of Springfield, and a number of cousins.
Edward Paul LUECK, 33, died at 1:55 p.m. Friday, in his home, 17 S. Murray st., following an illness of one week. He was born in Springfield June 19, 1910, the son of Paul and Elizabeth BURG LUECK, and had lived in this city most of his life. Mr. LUECK was a member of St. john's Evangelical and Reformed Church, Champion Aerie No. 397, F.O.E., and was employed by the Champion Co. Survivors include his widow, Vera M., and a brother, Walter, both of Springfield. The body was removed to the Littleton funeral home and will be returned to the residence Saturday afternoon.
Ernest MCKEEVER, 38, of 724 Central Alley, died at 10;:45 a.m. Sunday in the Springfield City Hospital, following several weeks of illness. He was an employe of The William Bayley Co. Besides his widow, Nancy, he leaves three sons, Elmer, Dwight, and Merle; one daughter, Nancy Louise; one step-daughter, Julia May ROOKS, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charels MCKEEVER, of Washington C.H.; six brothers, Pearl, of Greenfield; Theodore, of Springfield; Floyd, of New Carlisle, Route 3; Charles, and Homer, in the U.S. Army; three sisters, Mrs. Inez RAYBURN, of Washington C.H.; Mrs. Elsie MEREDITH, and Rose MCKEEVER, both of Greenfield. The body was removed to the Littleton Funeral home.
Joseph J. PERRY, 64, of 149 Fostoria ave., a Springfield resident for about 50 years, died at 10 a.m. Monday at the City Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. PERRY was born in Ireland, the son of Michael and Eliza PERRY. He was a member of St. Raphael Church and of the Holy Name Society. Mr. PERRY was a former foreman for the Home Telephone Co. and for the past 25 years was a telephone and telegraph signalman for the D. T. and I. Railroad. Besides his widow, Katherine, Mr. PERRY's survivors are a daughter, Louise, at home, and a brother, James, of Springfield. The body was removed to the O'Brien Funeral Home and will be returned to the residence later.
William A. CULTICE, 74, died at 11 p.m., Wednesday, in his home in Terre Haute, following a two-year illness. Mr. CULTICE was the father of George A. CULTICE, first Clark Countian killed in World War One and for whom Cultice-Ward Post No.l 6, American Legion was originally named. He is survived by two sons, Noah and Courtney, and a daughter, Mrs. Bertha OGDEN, all of Route 5, two brothers, Fred of Clark County and Homer of Greene County; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel HOLL, Mrs. Myrtle HATTON and Mrs. Effie POWELL, all of South Charleston. The body was removed to the Littleton funeral home.