Clark County, OH

Posted Obituaries for December 1945 thru November 1946


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BOOTH, BOTKIN, YEAZELL Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, December 2, 1945

Page 2-A. Miss Ruth BOTKIN, 39, of Davenport, IA., died at 1 p.m. Friday in Pine Knoll Hospital in that city, following several months of failing health. She was born April 6, 1906, in Zanesville, O., the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. James BOTKIN. The family moved ot Springfield where Miss BOTKIN was graduated from Springfield High School and attended the Second Church of God. She had lived with her parents for the last four years in Davenport. Survivors include her parents and two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy YEAZELL, and Mrs. Florence BOOTH, of Springfield. The body will arrive in Springfield Monday morning and will be taken to the Richards Memorial Home.

BROWN, BUSSABARGER, KREGLOW, SHAFER, WELLER, WELSH Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, December 10, 1945

Mrs. Albert C. SHAFER, 89, of 1025 S. Center st., died at 1:12 p.m. Sunday in the City Hospital following an illness of three weeks. Born Aug. 14, 1856, in Logan County near Quincy, the daughter of  James and Margaret WELSH KREGLOW, she had been a resident of Springfield for 70 years. Mrs. SHAFER was the widow of Albert C. SHAFER. She was a member of the Third Lutheran Church and for many years was very active in the Bible Class. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Florence BROWN, of Springfield; a granddaughter, Mrs. Merrill B. WELLER; three great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. The body was taken to the Jackson-Lytle funeral home to be returned to the residence Monday noon where services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Russell BUSSABARGER, pastor of the Third Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

DUNN, GERHART, GRIESER, HATFIELD, KUNKLE, NICEWANNER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, December 11, 1945

Mrs. Eva L. HATFIELD, 81, of 141 Rice st., died at 1:25 a.m. Tuesday in her home. Born in Glendale, O., June 30, 1864, the daughter of Sherwood and Liza DUNN, she had been a resident of Clark County for the past 74 years. Mrs. HATFIELD was a member of the First Lutheran Church; a charter member of Norris Chapter, OES; a charter member and past chief of Modern Temple, Pythian Sisters; a past president of the American Legion Auxilliary, and a member of the Womens BeneFit Association. Survivors include three sons, Harry L., William E., and Frank N., all of Springfield two daughters, Mrs Lula KUNKLE of Galion, O., and Mrs. Pansy GRIESER of Springfield, Route 1.; two sisters, Mrs Daniel GERHART of Yellow Springs, and Mrs. Webster NICEWANNER of Hustead; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The body was taken to Richards Memorial Home.

BLUE, BRIGHT, DAVIDSON, HEASTON, PRICE Name of Newspaper is Daily Morning Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, December 11, 1945

Mrs. Peter BLUE, 80, who resided with her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth BRIGHT of 228 N. Race st., will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday in the Richeson funeral home in St. Paris, the Rev. Vesta Lutz, officiating. Mrs. BLUE died at noon Saturday of a cerebral hemorrhage in the home of her grandson in Dayton where she had gone to visit. The daughter of Jacob and Carrie PRICE HEASTON, she was born in Jackson Township, Champaign County. She was a member at the Newsome Chapel Church near St. Paris. Mrs. BLUE was the widow of Peter BLUE. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth BRIGHT and Mrs Frances DAVIDSON of Springfield; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Buria1 will be in Hills Cemetery, south of St. Paris. Additional information by submitter: Handwritten on edge of clipping is the name (Ida) next to typewritten, "Blue, Mrs. Peter".

MARVIN, MCENANEY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, December 17, 1945

William J. MCENANEY, 73, died at 8:50 a.m. Sunday in the Gilmore Nursing Home Following a brief illness. He was born in Springfield, Dec. 1, 1872, and was a resident of this city all of his life. Mr. MCENANEY, a retired carpenter, was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He is survived by a brother, Frank W. MCENANEY; two nephews, William and James MCENANEY, all of Springfield, and a niece, Mrs. Mary MARVIN, of New Orleans. The body was removed to the O'Brien-Kenney funeral home where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be in St. Mary's Church at 9 a.m. Wednesday, and burial in St. Bernard's Cemetery.

SCHUMAN, SEWELL, STILLINGS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, December 17, 1945

August SCHUMAN, 72 of 253 S. Race st., died at 1:35 p.m. Sunday in his residence following an illness of four months. Born in Germany, Nov. 1, 1873, he had been a resident of Springfield for the past 55 years. Mr. SCHUMAN was a retired molder. He was a member of St. Lukes Lutheran Church. Survivors include his widow, Frances; a stepson, Earl SEWELL of Springfield; Louis SCHUMAN, a brother, of Chicago; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Robert STILLLINGS, of Mt. Sterling, O.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the Richards memorial Home, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Mutual Cemetery, Mutual, O.

MAINE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, December 17, 1945

Phillip R. MAINE, 64, of 1396 W. Rose st., died at 3 a.m. Sunday in his residence following an illness of 10 days. Born in Springfield Dec. 2, 1881, he was a furniture dealer with his shop located by his residence. He was a member of Grace Methodist Church. Survivors include his widow, Alice D.; six sons, Robert W., Kenneth C., Roger, Philip R. Jr., and James, all of Springfield, and Pvt. Glenn D. with the U.S. Army in the Philippines; a brother, Jacob C. of Springfield and six grandchildren. The body was taken to the Littleton funeral home where services will be held at 2p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be n Ferncliff Cemetery.

BAKER, BIRD, CIRCLE, HUPP, MAGGART, PETERS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, December 24, 1945

Funeral services for Mrs. Lena T. CIRCLE, 66, wife of Postmaster Worthy A. CIRCLE, who died in her home at 11:30 p.m. Saturday following a six-week illness will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Grace Reformed Church, with the pastor, the Rev. E. E. Koepp, officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. The body is at the Littleton funeral home, but will be taken to the Grace Reformed Church at 12:30 p.m. to lie in state until time for the services. Four nephews and two cousins of Mrs. CIRCLE will serve as pallbearers. They are Aaron BIRD, Roland PETERS, Donald BAKER and Ray MAGGART, nephews, and Marrill and Robert HUPP, cousins.

BOTKIN, CALDWELL, DILLON, NEFF, PENCE, VOORHEES Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, December 29, 1945

Mrs. John PENCE Called by Death. [picture] New Carlisle - Mrs. John L. PENCE, 75, died at 3:07 p.m. Friday in her residence in New Carlisle. She had been seriously ill for three days and had been in failing health for the past five years. Born Nov. 1, 1870 in Sidney, she was the daughter of Amos and Elizabeth BOTKIN. A life-long resident of Clark County, she was a member of the New Carlisle Methodist Church, and was active in various church societies until five years ago. Surviving are her husband, John L. PENCE; one daughter, Mrs. Lowell DILLON of New Carlisle; two sisters, Mrs. Samuel J. NEFF of Urbana, Route 2, and Mrs. Frank M. CALDWELL of North Hampton; one brother J. G. BOTKIN of Urbana; two grandchildren; and a number of nephews and nieces. The body was removed to the Jackson-Lytle funeral home in Springfield and will be taken to the New Carlisle Methodist Church Monday, where it will lie in state from noon until time for funeral services at 2:30 p.m. Monday. The Rev. L. C. Radley, pastor of the church, will conduct the services. Burial will be in the New Carlisle Cemetery. [More information from Jan Botkin Therkildsen, Therkild@aol.com: This is Nan E. BOTKIN PENCE. Her mother Elizabeth BOTKIN's maiden name was VOORHEES.]

GERON, HUPP, SULTZBACH, WEIMER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, January 12, 1946

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Mrs Worden J Hupp, 64, of Springfield, Route5, died at 9:p.m. Friday in City Hospital. She had been seriously ill for the past two months, during which time she resided with a daughter, Mrs Norma Sultzbach, 616 Stanton ave. Born June 28, 1881 in Champaign County as Carrie Evilsizor, she was the daughter of John T and Pernetta Metz EVILSIZOR. She resided in Champaign and Clark counties all her life, and was a member of the Bowlesville United Brethren Church. Surviving are her husband of Springfield, Route 5, her daughter, Mrs Sultzbach; two sons, Wendell and Elwood, both of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs Phillip Geron and Mrs Fred Weimer, both of Springfield; four brothers, Frank EVILSIZOR, of Bowlusville, Walter EVILSIZOR, of Springfield, Route 5, Clarence EVILSIZOR, of Tremont City, and Christopher EVILSIZOR, of Springfield; and four grandchildren. The body was taken to the Woods funeral home.

ALEXANDER, FOLEY, NELSON, RUNYAN, YEAZELL Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, January 13, 1946

Page 2A. Mrs. William FOLEY, 69, lived at Springfield, Route 6, died suddenly in her home at 3:45 a.m. Saturday after a brief illness. The former Myrtle RUNYAN, daughter of Lafayette and Louisa YEAZELL RUNYAN, pioneer settlers in Clark County, Mrs. FOLEY was born near Mechanicsburg and had lived in Clark County her entire life. She was a member of Harmony Methodist Church. Besides her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy NELSON, Springfield, Route 6, one sister, Mrs. Carrie ALEXANDER of Springfield, and two brothers, Lester RUNYAN of South Charleston, Route 1, and Ralph RUNYAN of South Vienna survive. The body was removed to Woods funeral home and will be taken to the residence Sunday morning. The body will be returned to the funeral home Tuesday morning for services at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

HUSTON, THORNBURG Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, January 13, 1946

Page 2A. Oral R. HUSTON, 51 of Troy, O., died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday in Clark County Sanatorium. He had been a patient in the Sanatorium since Jan. 16, 1945. Mr. HUSTON was born Nov. 1, 1894, in Parker, Ind., the son of William and Lula HUSTON. His mother, who lives in Anderson, Ind., and one sister, Mrs. Madonna THORNBURG of Phoenix, Ari., survive.

LUKENS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, January 13, 1946

Page 2A. Edward LUKENS, a 68 year-old resident of the Ohio Masonic Home, died in Rickly Memorial Hospital at 9 p.m. Friday. He had been in failing health for several months.

AULT, COX, LYONS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, February 5, 1946

James K. Ault, 71, of Yellow Springs, died at 8:50 p.m. Monday in a Springfield rest home, where he had been a patient for a short time. Born In Clark County, a few miles north of Yellow Springs, on March 21, 1874, Mr. AULT had farmed for 40 years near Urbana before he retired and went to Yellow Springs to live with his sister, Mrs. Sue COX. Another sister, Mrs. Carrie LYONS, matron at the Ohio Masonic Home, Springfield, is the only other survivor. Mr. AULT was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church, Clark County. The body was taken to the Yoder funeral home, Yellow Springs, where funeral arrangements are being completed.

ALDEN, BAKER, BOZIL, HAMMAKER, HENSON, MCCAIN, MURPHY, OWEN, RAUP, RICE, SCAHILL, SWOPE, TOMLINSON, VIBBER, VIERLING, WELCH, WHIPPLE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, February 5, 1946

Honorary and active pallbearers for the funeral of George W. MURPHY, 65, of 104 Roseland, W. will be William E. SWOPE, Arthur E. HENSON, Ralph C. BAKER, Robert HAMMAKER, Charles R. WELCH, Harry VIBBER, Jr., Donald ALDEN and Thomas SCAHILL, active; Michell W. RAUP, Frederick C. WHIPPLE, Arthur VIERLING, Shelton OWEN, Frank BOZIL, Arthur TOMLINSON, Pearl RICE, and Ralph MCCAIN, honorary. The body of Mr. MURPHY, who died at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday in his home, was taken to Littleton Funeral Home and then to the Murphy home. It will be returned to the funeral home in time for services at 2 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Edgar F. Drumel, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

FORBECK Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, March 6, 1946

Page 12. Cyrus E. Forbeck, 83, died 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 1946, in his home, 420 Vine St. Body to Littleton funeral home for services there 10 a.m. Friday with Rev. J. A. Jenkinson, associate pastor of Central Methodist Church, officiating. Burial Enon Cemetery.

ARTHUR, JONES, NELSON, STUMBO Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, March 31, 1946

Page 8A. Donald Elden STUMBO, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest STUMBO, Springfield, Route 1, died of a kidney ailment in Springfield City Hospital at 8:30 am Saturday. An eighth-grade student at Boone Station School, the boy had been in failing health about two weeks and was removed to the hospital Friday evening when his condition became critical. Surviving are the parents, four sisters, Mrs. Helen JONES, Mable, Norma and Goldie, all of Springfield, Route 1, three brothers, Forest, with the United States Army in Germany, Roger and Gary, both of Springfield Route 1, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George W NELSON, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Sarah ARTHUR, all of Springfield, Route 1. The body was removed to Woods funeral home, where services will be held at 2 pm Monday. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery.

BENTON, GRAHAM, SHAW Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, March 31, 1946

Page 8A. Mrs. Katie BENTON SHAW, 71-year-old resident of the IOOF Home, died at 10:45 pm Friday in the Home after an illness of several months. She was admitted there in November 1945, under the sponsorship of Manila Lodge No 476, IOOF, of Portsmouth, O. A native of Newton, O, she was the widow of Harry SHAW. Her only immediate survivor is a sister, Mrs. Anna GRAHAM, of Madisonville, O. The body is at Richards Memorial Home and will be sent to Portsmouth for burial.

COBLE, GENTILE, MILLER, REAVER, THEUS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, April 1, 1946

Page 5. Mrs. Eldon MILLER, 45, Springfield Route 1, died in her residence at 5:45 p.m. Sunday. She had been in failing health for more than two years. Born in Springfield on Dec. 12, 1900, Mrs. Miller was the daughter of James and Pauline COBLE and lived in Clark County all her life. She is survived by her husband, Eldon; two sons, Charles Allene REAVER and Eldon A. MILLER, both of Springfield Route 1; her parents Mr. And Mrs. COBLE, of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Mary GENTILE and Mrs. Carrie THEUS, and a brother, Paul E. COBLE, all of Cincinnati. The body was taken to Richard's Memorial Home.

BLOOMER, COE, NUSS, SMITH Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, April 3, 1946

Oscar W. SMITH, 78, machinist, died of a heart ailment at 9:50 a.m., Wednesday in his home, 1324 S. Limestone st., after a one-day illness. A native of Fayette County, he was born Aug 7, 1867, the son of John M. and Saphronia BLOOMER SMITH. He lived in Springfield more than 57 years. Mr. SMITH was a member of Clifton Avenue Methodist Church and Bushnell Council No. 163 Junior Order of United American Mechanics. He was a past chancellor commander and life member of Ingomar Lodge No. 610, Knights of Pythias. Mr. SMITH was employed by the Automotive Engineering Co. He is survived by his widow, Mariah; two sisters, Mrs. Amy NUSS and Mrs. Pearl COE of Jeffersonville; and two brothers, Harry SMITH of Jeffersonville, and Ralph SMITH of London, O. The body is at Littleton funeral home, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday by the Rev. I. P. Day pastor of Clifton Avenue Methodist Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Submitted by Janie Whitty. You can reach her at whittyfun@juno.com

KNEISLY, SHRODES Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, April 3, 1946

Funeral services are being arranged for Mrs. Edward KNEISLY, 85, who died at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday in Clark Memorial Home, 616 N. Limestone st. The body is at Woods funeral home. Mrs. KNEISLY was born in Fairfield on Nov. 4, 1860, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. SHRODES. She lived in Springfield for many..(rest of obit cut off).

BAYLES, BOTKIN, ECHOLTZ, FLORA, HALL, LEFFUE, SHEETS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, April 22, 1946

Page 10. General Foreman at Park Succumbs. [picture]. H. T. LEFFUE, Sr., 70, of 408 Bechtle av., died at 9:30 a.m. Monday in his residence. Born in Boones Mill, Va., March 28, 1876, the son of Harvey and Sophia LEFFUE, he had been a resident of Springfield since 1911. Mr. LEFFUE had been general foreman at Snyder Park for the past 20 years. Survivors include his widow Catherine, two daughters, Mrs. Ilo BAYLES of Columbus, and Mrs. Garnetta HALL, of Springfield; five sons Leonard and Herbert LEFFUE of Columbus; and Glendon, Robert, and Harvey T. LEFFUE, r., of Springfield; three brothers, William LEFFUE of Dayton, John LEFFUE of Boones Mill, and Joseph of New Carlisle; two sisters, Mrs. Mollie ECHOLTZ of Springfield and Mrs. Betty FLORA of New Carlisle; 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The body was removed to the Woods funeral home. Services to be held 10 a.m. Thursday. Rev. Glenn E. Copeland, pastor of Grace Methodist Church, officiating. Burial at New Carlisle Cemetery. [More information from Jan Botkin Therkildsen, Therkild@aol.com: His wife Catherine BOTKIN was d/o Robert BOTKIN and Barbara SHEETS. Catherine died April 1951.]

BRIGHTMAN, CONRAD, SANDERS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, May 11, 1946

Joseph CONRAD, 78, of 67 Lincoln av., died at 7 p.m. Friday in his residence. Mr. Conrad was born in Springfield and had resided here he entire life. He had been retired for many years and was a member of St. Raphael Church. He is survived by his widow, Ella; three brothers, George, Charles and Frank, all of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine SANDERS of Russell Point and Mrs. Elizabeth BRIGHTMAN of Springfield, and two grandchildren. The body was taken to the O'Brien-Kenney funeral home and returned to the residence Saturday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Raphael Church. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

EBELING, KESECKER, MENDENHALL Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, June 5, 1946

Edward MENDENHALL, 90, of 228 Selma rd., died at 11:50 a. m. Tuesday in his residence following a four-month illness. He had been in failing health for the past year. A retired power plant operator, Mr. MENDENHALL was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church and had been a resident of Springfield 40 years. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Howard KESECKER and Mrs. Charles EBELING, both of Springfield; two sons, Robert and James, also of this city, and four grandchildren. The body was taken to Jackson-Lyle funeral home where it may be viewed after noon Thursday until time of services at 2 p. m. Friday. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. (Note by submitter Otis Slusher ojfwb@webtv.net Per Edward's 1946 Oho death certificate, he was born 5 Apr 1856 in Leesburg, VA, the son of Samuel MENDENHALL (born VA) and Mary (bornVA).

EBELING, KESECKER, MENDENHALL Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, June 5, 1946

Edward MENDENHALL, 90, of 228 Selma rd., died at 11:50 a. m. Tuesday in his residence following a four-month illness. He had been in failing health for the past year. A retired power plant operator, Mr. MENDENHALL was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church and had been a resident of Springfield 40 years. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Howard KESECKER and Mrs. Charles EBELING, both of Springfield; two sons, Robert and James, also of this city, and four grandchildren. The body was taken to Jackson-Lyle funeral home where it may be viewed after noon Thursday until time of services at 2 p. m. Friday. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. (Note by submitter Otis Slusher ojfwb@webtv.net Per Edward's 1946 Oho death certificate, he was born 5 Apr 1856 in Leesburg, VA, the son of Samuel MENDENHALL (born VA) and Mary (bornVA).

EIDSON, HARLAN, MARTIN, THOMPSON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, June 15, 1946

Page 3. Yellow Springs. John Henry MARTIN, 77, Springfield, Route 4, died at 8 p.m. Friday in his residence. He had been slightly ill a few days ago. A native of Hagerstown, Md., Mr. MARTIN had lived in Clark County since an early age. He was a farmer and a member of Pitchin Grange. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Edith MARTIN; two daughters Mrs. Alice THOMPSON of Syracuse, Ind., and Mrs. Loretta EIDSON, 1761 Woodward av., Springfield; two sons, Earl MARTIN of Springfield, Route 4, and Oscar MARTIN, 1220 Selma rd., Springfield, one sister, Mrs. Mary HARLAN, 225 W. Liberty st.; one brother, Albert MARTIN, 115 W. State st., Springfield; 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The body was removed to Littleton-Yoder funeral home, and will be taken to the residence Sunday morning. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Emery Chapel Church on Route 68, the Rev. C. H. MORRISON officiating. Burial will be at Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield.

BOTKIN, JOSEPH, PAYNE, SOWERS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, June 17, 1946

Mrs. Nettie M. BOTKIN, 58, of 2225 Kenton st., died at 2:45 a.m. Monday in the City Hospital following one week's illness. Born in Zanesville, O., March 2, 1888, the daughter of Austin L. an Lillie May JOSEPH, Mrs. BOTKIN had resided in Clark County 20 years. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Lillie PAYNE, Springfield; two brothers, Charles JOSEPH, Springfield, and Carl JOSEPH, Zanesville. The body was removed to the Richards Memorial Home. Additional Information submitted by Jan Botkin Therkildsen, THERKILD@aol.com: Husband not listed, but data matches that in obituary for Harry BOTKIN who died 1943. His obituary lists wife Nettie and also has daughter Lillie PAYNE.]

BAKER, BURNS, GILLENWATER, HOUSEMAN, PENWELL, WISE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, June 27, 1946

Page 17, Col 1. "Woman Dies Of Cancer"
Mrs Frances V PENWELL, 66, wife of Isaac PENWELL, of 712 Reed av, died of cancer at 11:15 pm Wednesday in the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs Calvin BAKER, in New Martinsburg, O Mrs PENWELL had been in failing health the past year and was taken to New Martinsburg about a week ago for medical treatment. She came to Springfield to live 12 years ago. Mrs PENWELL was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Bainbridge, O. Survivors are her husband; three sisters, Mrs Lida GILLENWATER and Mrs Annabelle BURNS, both of Springfield, and Mrs Mae WISE of Cincinnati; five brothers, Arthur, Edward and Theodore HOUSEMAN, all of Springfield; John of Jeffersonville and Charles of Jamestown. The body was sent to Smith funeral home, Bainbridge. Services will be conducted at 2:30 pm Sunday n the Presbyterian Church there, and burial will be in Bainbridge Cemetery.

MILLIARD Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, June 27, 1946

Page 17, Col 1. William B MILLIARD of 336 S Center st, died at 6:10 am Thursday in Springfield City Hospital, where he was admitted Monday.

CLARK, FAIRCHILD, GEARHART, SIMMONS, SUTTON, UMTEMHOUR Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, June 27, 1946

Page 17, Col 1. Mrs Ida GEARHART New Carlisle -- Mrs Ida GEARHART, 60, of 28 N Woodward av, Dayton, former New Carlisle resident, died at 3:10 Monday in St Elizabeth Hospital, Dayton, following an illness of two years. The body was removed to the Doom funeral home here and was taken to the residence of Mr and Mrs Archie SUTTON, 210 Audubon Park, Dayton, later. Services will be held at 2 pm Friday in the Church of the Seventh Day Adventist. Burial will be in Midway Cemetery, Dayton. Mrs GEARHART was born in Laura, but spent most of her life in New Carlisle and Dayton where she was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She is survived by a son, W V GEARHART of Atlanta, Ga, and five daughters, Mrs Bessie FAIRCHILD, Athens; Mrs Edith SIMMONS, Findlay; and Mrs Bonnie CLARK, Mrs Ethel SUTTON and Mrs Ruby UMTEMHOUR, all of Dayton.

CHILDERS, LONG, OCHS, ORTH, STANSBURY, STUDEBAKER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, June 27, 1946

Page 17, Col. 2. Otto ORTH New Carlisle -- Otto ORTH, 69, farmer, died in his home here at 4 pm Wednesday following a heart attack. He had been ill for several months. Mr ORTH was a member of the local Brethren Church, where services will be conducted at 2 pm Saturday in charge of the Rev Robert L Sherfy. Burial will be in New Carlisle Cemetery. Friends may call at the Trostel funeral home after 4 pm Thursday. His widow, Pearl; four daughters, Mrs John STUDEBAKER of New Carlisle, Mrs William OCHS and Mrs Charles CHILDERS of Dayton, and Mrs Warren STANSBURY of New Carlisle, Route 3; two sons, Lloyd of Troy and Carl of Mechanicsburg; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild, and a sister, Mrs Mary LONG of near Dayton survive.

CALLISON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, June 28, 1946

Page 14. Mrs. Arges CALLISON of Hamilton, whose husband is a native of Springfield, died of cancer Tuesday evening in Mercy Hospital, Hamilton. She was seriously ill 10 days. Her husband is her only immediate survivor. The body was removed to Webb funeral home, Hamilton, for services there at 11 a.m.; Saturday. Burial will be in Hamilton.

CALLISON, GRISSO, MCFARLAND, STRIMPLE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, July 4, 1946

Page 14. Funeral is being arranged for Mrs. Phillip MCFARLAND, 69, of 416 Mt. Vernon Av., who died at 10 p.m. Wednesday in her home after an illness of a week. The body was taken to Richards Memorial Home. Born in Clark County, Aug. 16, 1876, the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Samuel CALLISON, she lived in Clark County most of her life, with the exception of 21 years spent in North Dakota. She was a member of First Church of God. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Katherine STRIMPLE, of Springfield and Mrs. Viola GRISSO, of New Carlisle; four sons, Orace MCFARLAND, of North Hampton, Clayton MCFARLAND, of Springfield, Glendon MCFARLAND, of Enon, and DeForest MCFARLAND, of Denver, Colo.; one brother, Charles CALLISON, of Dayton; 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

ALLEN, CLARK Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, July 14, 1946

Clarence Cletus "Rough" ALLEN [middle name and spelling of nickname per family] Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Jackson-Lytle funeral home for Clarence C. "Ruff" Allen, 54, of 449 E. Euclid Av., who died at 7:15 a.m. Saturday in the City Hospital, following a cerebral hemorrhage Friday. Services will be in charge of the Rev. B. Harmon Linville, pastor of Central Christian Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. A native of Chattsworth, Ill., Mr. Allen was born April 18, 1892, the son of Eugene M. and Bertha Allen. A pressman by trade, he was employed for 40 years by various printing companies in Springfield, including The Bennett Printing Co. and more recently The Springfield Tribune Printing Co., where he worked the past four years. He was well known as an umpire about 18 years ago for the old City League and semi-pro baseball games. Mr. Allen lived in Springfield most of his life and was a member of Champion Aerie No. 397, Fraternal Order of Eagles. His survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Gail A. Comer, Springfield, and Mrs. Ada Leota Clark, Sacramento, Calif.; two brothers, Eugene W. [C. not W.] of Springfield and Dr. John W. Allen of Wilmington, Del., and several nieces and nephews.

FISHER, LINKER Name of Newspaper is Unk. Springfield, OH Newspaper on Saturday, July 20, 1946

Miss Lena LINKER, 74, of 365 Stanton av., died at 10:30 p.m. Friday in her residence following an illness of 10 months. Miss LINKER was born in Cincinnati on Nov. 13, 1871, the daughter of Paul and Mary A. FISHER LINKER and had resided in Springfield for more than 70 years. She as a member of the Fourth Lutheran Church. She is survived by a nephew and a grand niece. The body was taken to the Little funeral home.

KOVERMAN, MALAHAN, MOORMAN, SPANG, THOMPSON, WALBURGA Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, July 25, 1946

Funeral services for Mrs. Cecilia Spang, who died in her Dayton residence at 3 a.m. Tuesday, will be held in the St. Anthony Church, Dayton, at 9 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery, Springfield. A resident of Dayton for the past 28 years, Mrs. Spang had lived in Springfield for 15 years prior to moving to Dayton. Death was attributed to a heart condition. She had been in failing health for the past seven years. She was born in Sidney, Dec. 1, 1876. She was an affiliate of the St. Anthony Church. Survivors include two daughters, at home, Mary Naomi Spang and Margaret Spang; two sons, Carl and Frederick of Dayton; five sisters, Sister Mary Naomi of Trinidad, Colo., Sister Mary Walburga of Denver, Colo., Mrs. Margaret Moorman of Dayton, Mrs. Minnie Thompson of Dayton, and Mrs. Anna Malahan of Anna; and three brothers, Ben and Carl Koverman of Dayton, and Fred of Ft. Wayne, Ind. The body is at the Hoyne funeral home, Dayton, where it will remain until 8:30 a.m. Friday.

COX, LYONS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, August 9, 1946

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Mrs. Susan E. COX, 79, of 130 Walnut st., Yellow Springs, a native of Clark County, died of a cerebral hemorrhage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Springfield City Hospital. Mrs. COX had been a patient in the hospital since Tuesday, when she fell at her home. Mrs. COX, whose husband, S. W. COX, died a few years ago, was born just north of Yellow Springs, in Clark County, and had resided in the Yellow Springs community all her life. She as a member of the Yellow Springs Methodist Church and the WCTU. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Carrie LYONS, matron at the Ohio Masonic Home. The body was taken to the Littleton-Yoder Funeral Home Yellow Springs where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Glen Forest Cemetery, Yellow Springs.

FLETCHER, KERANS, PATTERSON, SETTLE, SMITH, TIFFIN, WEAKS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, August 9, 1946

Mrs. Sarah Jane FLETCHER, 84, who had been in failing health for the past six months, died at 9:10 a.m. Friday in her home, 1570 Oakland av. She had been a resident of Springfield 23 years. Mrs. FLETCHER was born July 5, 1862, in Clinton County, the daughter of Wesley and Agnes KERANS PATTERSON. She was the widow of Ira E. FLETCHER, who died in 1936. Mrs. FLETCHER was a member of the United Brethren Church in Miamisburg, O. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Fay SETTLE, Springfield, one son, Verner, Dayton; a brother, William PATTERSON of Hillsboro; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes WEAKS, Tiffin, and Mrs. Grace SMITH, Bowersville; two grandchildren......(rest of obit cut off)

BADER, DAY, FENNESSY, GRAHAM, LEICHNER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, September 20, 1946

Funeral services have been arranged for John David BADER, 81, of 212 West Columbia st., who died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Glenn LEICHNER, 2116 Beatrice st. He had been seriously ill two weeks. The services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home by the Rev. I. P. DAY, pastor of Clifton Avenue Methodist church. Burial will be in the Ferncliff Cemetery. Born February 21, 1865 in Medway, Mr. BADER was a retired rubber worker and had resided in Clark County nearly all his life. He attended the Clifton Avenue Methodist Church. Survivors include five sons, William G., Louis D., Russell A. and Percy H., all of Springfield; and John R., of Big rapids, Michigan; three daughters, Mrs. J. B. FENNESSY and Mrs. Glenn LEICHNER, both of Springfield, and Mrs. C.K. GRAHAM of Evansville, Indiana; twelve grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home.

OBERLEY, WEAVER, ZINKHORN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, October 14, 1946

Flora Dell Zinkhorn, 28, died at 11 a.m. Sunday in her home, 1122 Fox st., following an extended illness. She is survived by two sons, John and Ronald, both at home; her mother, Mrs. Harriet ZINKHORN, Springfield; six brothers, Worley ZINKHORN, of Urbana, Noble, Harley and Harry ZINKHORN, all of Springfield, Woodrow, of Springfield, Route 4, and Roy at Moody Field, Ga.; three sisters, Mrs. Buleah WEAVER, Mrs. Lydia OBERLEY and Mrs. Ruth OBERLEY, all of South Charleston. The body was taken to the Sprague funeral home in South Charleston where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the Fletcher Chapel in South Charleston.

EVILSIZOR, GERON, METZ, WEIMER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, October 26, 1946

Frank W EVILSIZOR, 71, farmer of River Rd, Springfield, Rt 3, near Bowlusville, died of a heart condition at 7 A.M. Saturday in his home. He became seriously ill last Friday. Mr Evilsizor , the son of John and Pernetta Metz EVILSIZOR, natives of Champaign County, had lived in that vicinity all his life. He was born there Dec 27, 1874. He attended the Bowlusville United Brethren Church. Survivors include his widow, Mabel; three brothers, Walter and Christopher, both of Springfield, and Clarence of Tremont City, and two sisters, Mrs Fred Weimer and Mrs Lottie Geron, both of Springfield. The body was taken to Woods funeral home and will be returned to the residence Sunday morning. Services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Monday in the Bowlusville United Brethren Church by the Rev G W Duckwall, Pastor of the church. Burial will be made in Deer Cemetery, Bowlusville.

BLAZIER, COLLINS, WHISKEYMAN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, October 29, 1946

John E. COLLINS, 25, former resident of Springfield, died Saturday in a hospital in Chester, Pa., where he had made his home. Mr. COLLINS was a veteran of World War II and enlisted in Sept. 1942, in the Army Air Force. He was discharged on Feb. 14, 1946. He is survived by his widow Violet and a daughter, Jeanette, both of Chester, Pa.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. COLLINS of Springfield; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. John COLLINS, also of this city; and a sister Mrs. Catherine WHISKEYMAN of Lancaster, Pa., and the parental grandfather, Hiram BLAZIER. The body will arrive in Springfield Tuesday, and will be taken to the O'Brien-Kenney funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Raphael Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

BAKER, COTTRELL, CRAGER, JOHNSON, MEALEY, MILLER, SELOOVER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, November 5, 1946

Mrs. Clara CRAGER, 68, widow of Jesse CRAGER, died of a cirrhosis liver condition at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday in the home of her son, John M. COTTRELL, 830 E. Cecil st. She had been ill nearly a year and a half. Mrs. CRAGER, who husband died eight years ago, had been living with the son. She was born July 8, 1878, in Christian, O. Mrs. CRAGER was a member of Rebekah Lodge No. 160, Hillards, O. Survivors are the son, a daughter, Mrs. Hazel BAKER, Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Pansy MILLER of this city, Mrs. Olive JOHNSON of Peioria, Ill. and Mrs. Fern SELOOVER of Aurora, Ill; a brother, Charles MEALEY of Quincy, Ill, and five grandchildren. The body was removed to Littleton funeral home.

DEATON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, November 7, 1946

Funeral services were held yesterday at the Richard Funeral Home in Springfield for Floyd G. DEATON , brother of Glenn DEATON . Burial was in New CarlisleCemetery.

ANDERSON, BOOTH, BOTKIN, BOTKINS, BRYAN, KEES, SHERIDAN, YEAZELL Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, November 20, 1946

Page 17. James O. BOTKINS, 69, of 1544 N. Belmont av., died unexpectedly at 10 a.m. Tuesday in his residence. Mr. BOTKINS had been in failing health for some time. Born in Miami County on Jan 5, 1877, Mr. BOTKINS had been a resident of Clark County for the past 35 years. He was a former employe of the French and Hecht Co., and when the firm moved to Davenport, Ia., Mr. BOTKINS continued his employment there until retirement about a year ago. He was a member of the Second Church of God in Springfield and of Ephraim Lodge No. 146, IOOF. He is survived by his widow, Margaret; two daughters, Mrs. Edgar YEAZELL and Mrs. Clyde BOOTH, both of Springfield; two brothers, Forest of Troy, and Charles of Miford Center; five sisters Mrs. John KEES of Vandalia, Mrs. Bessie ANDERSON of Troy, Mrs. Gertrude SHERIDAN of Tipp City, and Mrs. Lorena BRYAN and another married sister in Montana, and three grandchildren. The body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home for services at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Additional Information submitted by Jan Botkin Therkildsen, THERKILD@aol.com: Parents not listed, but 1943 obit of Harry BOTKIN lists same sisters and lists parents as Lewis BOTKIN and Mary Etta SCHILL. Also, obit doesn't name wife's maiden name, but 1971 obit of wife Margaret lists her maiden name as COFFEY.]

BRUMFIELD, COPLEY, DILLON, LUTHER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, November 25, 1946

Mrs. Virginia BRUMFIELD, 69, died at 3:15 a.m. Sunday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rilla DILLON at 2138 Cleveland av. Before coming to Springfield five years ago, Mrs. BRUMFIELD lived in Lawrence County and was a member of the Okey Chapel Christian Order Church there. She was the widow of Thomas BRUMFIELD, who died in 1937. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. DILLON, her stepdaughter, Mrs. Virgia BRUMFIELD, of Crown City, O., and five sons, David L. of Urbana, Daniel W., Arthur and Harold E. of Sspringfield, and Thomas of Lecta, O. She is also survived by two sisters, Miss Lizzie LUTHER, and Mrs. Anna COPLEY, three brothers, James LUTHER, Thomas LUTHER, and John LUTHER, all of West Virginia, 19 grandchildren, and and six great-grandchildren. The body will be at Woods funeral home for services at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tuesday morning it will be taken to the home of her son, Thomas, in Lecta and services will be held in the Okay Chapel Church at 1 p.m., Wednesday. Burial will be in Okey Chapel Cemetery.


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