Clark County, OH

Posted Obituaries for October 1951 thru January 1953


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PARKER, SHEPARD Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, October 18, 1951

Eugene W. SHEPARD, 72, of 227 W. Grand av., died at 7:10 a.m. Thursday in his residence. For the last 22 years he had been the proprietor of Shepards's Market, 915 S. Lowry av. Born in Alden, Ia., Oct. 8, 1879, Mr. SHEPARD of David (should be Jesse) and Augusta SHEPARD. He had resided in Springfield for 39 years and was a member of Central Christian Church. Mr. Shepard is survived by his widow, Ida V.: two sons, RM 1 C Eugene W. SHEPARD, Jr., U. S. Army, Port Columbus, O., and Jack K. of Springfield; three brothers, DeLoss of Alden, LeRoy C. and Dr. R. G. SHEPARD, both of this city three sisters, Miss Grace SHEPARD and Mrs. Nellie PARKER , both of Alden, and Miss Olive SHEPARD of Los Angeles, Calif., and three grandchildren. The body was removed to Littleton funeral home.

HUTCHINS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, October 30, 1951

Page 2. Frank HUTCHINS, 89, of 100 W. McCreight, formerly of Russels Point, a patient in Mercy Hospital since Nov. 21, 1950, died in the hospital at 6 p.m. Monday. Mr. HUTCHINS has been retired since 1912. He was a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks No. 51. He was born in Springfield in 1862. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. his wife, Mrs. Sarah HUTCHINS preceded him in death in 1944. The body was removed to the Littleton funeral home where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Kay M. Glaesner. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery.

BOWLUS, BOWSER, HUGHEL Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, November 10, 1951

Lewis C. HUGHEL, 75, a native of Clark County, who had been residing for several years in the Douglas Hotel, Urbana, died at 8 pm Friday in the Champaign County hospital where he had been a patient for about a week. Mr. HUGHEL, a retired farmer of the Terre Haute vicinity, was born in Clark County a son of Francis and Alice BOWLUS HUGHEL. Surviving area a daughter, Mrs. John BOWSER of Pleasant Hill; three grandchildren; and a brother, William HUGHEL of Springfield, Mr. HUGHEL'S wife died in 1944. The body was taken to the Richeson-Wickham funeral home in St. Paris where friends may call and where services will be conducted at 2 pm Monday. Burial will be in Ferncliff cemetery.

STEWART, WHITE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, November 16, 1951

Frank R. WHITE, 58, of 622 Snowhill blvd., a New York Central System conductor, died at 9 a.m. Sunday in his home. He had been ill the last four months. An employee for the railroad 31 years, Mr. WHITE was a native of Lawrence County. He was born September 19, 1983, a son of William and Martha STEWART WHITE. Mr. WHITE formerly resided in Urbana, Ill., and came to Springfield seven years ago. He was a member of the Waterloo, O. Methodist Church, H.S. Kissell Lodge No. 674, F. and A.M.; the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and the Order of Railroad Conductors. Surviving are his widow, Evelyn, a daughter, Mrs. O. E. Austin of Springfield; a son, David F. WHITE of Champaign, Ill.; and four grandchildren. The body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home where funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Harold L. Myers, Jr., pastor of the Covenant Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

QUICK, REMSBERG, YOUNG Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, November 26, 1951

Page 2. [...] Born in Middletown, Md, March 11, 1859, Mrs. [Jennie V] QUICK was a daughter of Henry and Mary REMSBERG YOUNG. She was a member of First Lutheran Church. Mrs. QUICK's husband, Frank died in 1934. She is survived by her daughter ; six sons, Clyde H, Lee L, and Charles Y QUICK, all of Springfield, Ralph F and Carl E of Cincinnati, and Roger C of Rensselaer, NY ; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The body was removed to Littleton funeral home. [Beginning of obituary is missing]

AUSTIN, STEWART, WHITE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, November 26, 1951

Page 2. Frank R WHITE, 58, of 622 Snowhill Blvd, a New York Central System conductor, died at 9 1m, Sunday in his home. He had been ill the last four months. An employee for the railroad 31 years, Mr. WHITE was a native of Lawrence County. He was born Sept 19, 1893, a son of William and Martha STEWART WHITE. Mr. WHITE formerly resided in Urbana, Ill, and came to Springfield seven years ago. He was a member of the Waterloo, O, Methodist Church, H S Kissell Lodge No 674, F & A M ; the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and the Order of Railroad Conductors. Surviving are his widow, Evelyn, a daughter, Mrs. O E AUSTIN of Springfield; a son, David F WHITE of Champaign, Ill, and four grandchildren. The body was taken tot he Richards Memorial Home where funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 pm Tuesday by the Rev Harold L Myers, JR, pastor of the Covenant Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

BURTON, SANDERS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, November 26, 1951

Page 2. James Roy SANDERS, 59, of 1224 Maiden Lane, a railroad brakeman, died at 5:15 pm Sunday in City Hospital following a one-month illness. A native of Ross County, Mr. SANDERS was born July 28 1892, and was a son of John and Paulina BURTON SANDERS. He had resided in Springfield 40 years and was an employee of the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad. Mr. SANDERS was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. [Rest of obituary is missing.]

COAN, LAUDERMILK, LOFLAND, MARTIN, VOLLMER, WIEDCKE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, December 27, 1951

Mrs. Anna M. VOLLMER, 66, of 405 Bell Avenue, died in her home at 9 p.m. Wednesday. A resident of Springfield her entire life, Mrs. VOLLMER was born April 3, 1885. She was a member of St. Mary's Church and the Altar Society of the church. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Robert G. WIEDCKE, Mrs. John MARTIN and Mrs. Thomas LAUDERMILK; three sons, John, Robert and Harry; two sisters, Mrs. Josephine COAN and Mrs. Johnston LOFLAND, and 11 grandchildren, all of Springfield. The body was taken to the O'Brien-Kenney funeral home where it will remain until time for services at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

BAUM, TOOPS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, December 27, 1951

Mrs. Patty E. TOOPS, 89, died at 8 a.m. Wednesday in her South Charleston residence. A native of Ross County, she was born September 24, 1862. She was a member of the South Charleston Methodist Church. Surviving are five sons, Emery and Clarence of South Charleston and Ray, Howard and Ernest of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Jessie BAUM, Bainbridge, Ohio; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the Sprague funeral home at South Charleston, where the Rev. Conrad O. Kiehm will conduct services at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield.

HACK, KESECKER, MARSHALL, MENDENHALL Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, January 13, 1952

Former Operator Of Cab Firm Here Succumbs At 57. Mrs. Howard KESECKER, 57, of 211 Selma rd, died at 8 p. m. Saturday in Mercy Hospital following a short illness. Mrs. KESECKER formerly was the owner and operator of the old Red Top Cab Co. in Springfield. She operated the taxi cab firm for 22 years. Born in Yellow Springs, she was the former Grace MARSHALL, a daughter of James and Elen MENDENHALL of Yellow Springs. She was a charter member of Phoenix Coterie, Inc. Survivors include her husband, Howard; two daughters, Mrs. Esther HOLLAND, operator of the Marshal Beauty Salon here, and Mrs. Kay HACK of Chicago; two brothers, Robert and James MENDENHALL of Springfield, and one niece, Miss Louise EBELING of Springfield. The body was taken to the O'Brien-Kenny funeral home.

HACK, KESECKER, MARSHALL, MENDENHALL Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, January 13, 1952

Former Operator Of Cab Firm Here Succumbs At 57. Mrs. Howard KESECKER, 57, of 211 Selma rd, died at 8 p. m. Saturday in Mercy Hospital following a short illness. Mrs. KESECKER formerly was the owner and operator of the old Red Top Cab Co. in Springfield. She operated the taxi cab firm for 22 years. Born in Yellow Springs, she was the former Grace MARSHALL, a daughter of James and Elen MENDENHALL of Yellow Springs. She was a charter member of Phoenix Coterie, Inc. Survivors include her husband, Howard; two daughters, Mrs. Esther HOLLAND, operator of the Marshal Beauty Salon here, and Mrs. Kay HACK of Chicago; two brothers, Robert and James MENDENHALL of Springfield, and one niece, Miss Louise EBELING of Springfield. The body was taken to the O'Brien-Kenny funeral home.

KESECKER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 14, 1952

KESECKER - Mrs. Howard (Grace) KESECKER, 57, of 211 Selma rd., died 8 p. m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 1952. in Mercy Hospital. Body to O'Brien-Kenney funeral home for services 2 p. m. Tuesday by the Rev. Eugene V. Holland of Grace Falls, Minn. Burial in Ferncliff Cemetery. Body may be viewed after 6 p. m. Monday.

KESECKER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 14, 1952

KESECKER - Mrs. Howard (Grace) KESECKER, 57, of 211 Selma rd., died 8 p. m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 1952. in Mercy Hospital. Body to O'Brien-Kenney funeral home for services 2 p. m. Tuesday by the Rev. Eugene V. Holland of Grace Falls, Minn. Burial in Ferncliff Cemetery. Body may be viewed after 6 p. m. Monday.

ALLENDER, BOTKIN, DOLWICK, GRINDLE, LESLIE, LIDLE, LUTTREL, REED, SITES, WEAVER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, February 5, 1952

Mrs. Ethel ALLENDER, 58, of 806 W. North st., died at 1:55 p.m. Monday in City Hospital following two months of serious illness. Mrs. ALLENDER had been a patient at the hospital for more than a month. She had been in failing health for two years. Mrs. ALLENDER had been a long-time Springfield resident. She was born in Clark County, May 27, 1893, the daughter of Tobias and Etta BOTKIN DOLWICK. She is survived by her husband, Otis ALLENDER; two daughters, Mrs. Elsie LIDLE of Dayton and Mrs. Doris REED of Springfield; two sons, Carl E. and Horace M., both of Springfield; six sisters, Mrs. Rose Luttrell of Winchester, Va.; Mrs. Carrie GRINDLE of Clifton; Mrs. Mary WEAVER of Springfield; Mrs. Virginia LESLIE of Springfield; Miss Evelyn DOLWICK of Springfield, and Mrs. Flossie SITES of Cedarville; three brothers, John and Raymond DOLWICK of Springfield; and George DOLWICK of Melbourne, Fla., and eight grandchildren. The body was taken to the Littleton funeral home where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. C. E. Byers, pastor of the First Church of God, officiating. Burial will follow in Enon Cemetery. (Submitted by: Jan Botkin Therkildsen, Therkild@aol.com)

GERON, RETTIG Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, March 4, 1952

Page 13. Phillip GERON , 78, Retired Farmer, Taken by Death Phillip GERON, 78, of 327 Roseland W, died in his home at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday. He had been in failing health for the past two years and critically ill for the past month. A native of Clark County, Mr Geron was born in Mad River Township on April 13, 1873, a son of Adam and Eva RETTIG GERON. He was a retired farmer and a member of Lagonda EUB Church. Mr and Mrs Geron would have celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary May 26th. They were married in Champaign County and lived for 47 years on Buck Creek lane, 35 years of which were spent on their farm. In February, 1945, the Geron's moved into Springfield. Mr Geron's survivors include his widow, Lottie, two sons, Dewey and Forrest; one grandson, Norman GERON, all of Springfield, and several nieces and nephews. The body was removed to Jackson Lytle funeral home

BARR, BOLGER, GROVE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, April 21, 1952

Page 7. Mrs. Pearl W. BOLGER, 72, of 615 W. Pleasant st., died in Mercy Hospital at 10:20 a.m. Sunday. She had been ill two months and in failing health several years. Mrs. BOLGER had spent nearly her entire life in Springfield and was a widow of John P. BOLGER, who died here March 20, 1948. She was born in New Carlisle July 17, 1879, a daughter of Isaac and Harriet BARR. Surviving are a son, Jack H., of Springfield and a daughter, Mrs. Hazel GROVE of Maryland. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Richards Memorial Home with burial in Fletcher Cemetery. Submitted by: Deborah Laske collislaske@stargate.net

BRITCHER, COLLIFLOWER, HEATON, HINES, HUFF, SMITH Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, May 9, 1952

Mrs. C.E. HINES, South Charleston. Mrs. Nellie HINES, 64, of South Charleston, Route 2, died at 1 A.M. Thursday in her home. Born Aug. 9, 1887 in Clark County, she was a daughter of John and Elizabeth SMITH. She was a member of the South Charleston Methodist Church and a lifelong resident of Clark County. Surviving are her husband, C.E. HINES; two daughters, Charlotte HINES, at home, and Mrs. Ernest HUFF of South Charleston; two sons, Martin of Pitchin, and Donald, South Charleston; three sisters, Mrs. George BRITCHER, Mrs. Arthur HEATON, and Mrs. Fred COLLIFLOWER, all of Springfield; three brothers, Harley and Forest SMITH, both of Springfield, and Wilber SMITH in Colorado, and eight grandchildren. The body was taken to Sprague Funeral Home and returned to the residence, where friends may call. Services will be at 2 P.M. Saturday in the South Charleston Methodist Church in the charge of Rev. Conrad Diehm. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.

FOGERTY, SHAY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, May 13, 1952

Page 1. Springfielder Dies in Crash on Route 40.
Robert W SHAY 40, 0f 563 E Main st, was killed Monday night when his car collided with a tractor-trailer on U S Route 40 near the Tecumseh rd. The fatal crash occurred about 7:30 pm as Mr SHAY attempted to overtake another car, according to State Highway Patrolmen who investigated. Witnesses said the SHAY car was traveling about 70 miles an hour when it collided with the heavy truck. Neither George B Chandler, 33, Kansas City, Mo driver of the truck, nor Edwin W Kohl, 25, of 1574 Fulton av, driver of the other car, was injured. The left side of Mr SHAY's car was sheared off as it struck the left front end of the truck. Mr Kohl's car was damaged when debris from the SHAY auto bounced into it. Bits of torn metal were strewn along the highway for yards. All three vehicles were towed away after the crash. Mr Kohl and Mr SHAY were driving toward Springfield and the truck was traveling west when the collision occurred. Mr Kohl said he had just turned onto Route 40 from the Tecumseh rd and that Mr SHAY's car was approaching "a couple of squares down the road." Mr Kohl said he did not notice the SHAY auto again until it hit the truck in an attempt to pass. Heavy U S Route 40 traffic was slowed or halted during a period of more than an hour. State Highway Patrolmen, Donnelsville Police Chief John Frank and deputies of Sheriff J Arthur Shuman cooperated in moving traffic until the road was cleared. Mr SHAY was the eighth victim of fatal traffic accidents in Clark County this year. His death was the third of the year outside the City of Springfield. Clark County Coroner Austin Richards said preliminary investigation indicated a verdict of accidental death would be returned. However, he states, a complete investigation will be conducted before a decision is announced. The Donnelsville Fire Department made a run to the scene to extinguish a fire in the SHAY car, Donnelsville Mayor Charles Chapman reported. Mr SHAY was pronounced dead on arrival at City Hospital. The body was taken to the O'Brien-Kenney funeral home where friends may call from Wednesday evening until time of the services, which will be held at 9 am Friday in St Bernard Church. Burial will follow in St Bernard Cemetery. A truck driver, Mr SHAY had been employed by C and D Motor Delivery the past six months. Previously he was a driver for Hayes Freight Lines for five years and Commercial Motor Freight for six years. A native of Springfield, he was a member of St Bernard Church. Surviving are the widow., Julia, a son, Robert ; a daughter, Maryln ; his parents, Mr and Mrs Daniel SHAY ; two brothers, Clarence T and Daniel B ; and a sister, Mrs John FOGERTY, all of Springfield.

BOOTH, CHERRY, HUDSON, WIERMAN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, May 17, 1952

Pg 3. Edward P. CHERRY, 75, well-known barber with a shop at 205 N. Fountain av., died in his home, 1055 E. High st., at 2 p.m., Friday, following a brief illness. A native of Kentucky, Mr. CHERRY has resided in Springfield for approximately 60 years. He had owned and operated the shop on Fountain av. for the last 12 years, and prior to that had a shop on College av. In his earlier years, he was in the tin-cutting business with his father, Nathaniel, on Sherman av. In addition to being a well-known barber, Mr. CHERRY was an active Mason and a member of the Clifton av. Methodist Church. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 147 in Dayton; the Eastern Star, Home City Chapter 258 in Springfield, and the Scottish Rite and Antioch Temple Shrine in Dayton. Survivors include his widow, Jennie T., a daughter, Mrs. Gladys BOOTH of Springfield; two step-daughters, Mrs. Helen WIERMAN of Lima, and Mrs. Evelyn HUDSON of Springfield; one grandchild, and six step-grandchildren. The body was taken to the Rose funeral home where Clark Lodge No. 101, F. and A. M. will hold services at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, and the Eastern Star will conduct services at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. James LYON of the Clifton Avenue Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Site and burial has not been selected. Submitted by: Debbie Moore boomerdkm@aol.com

ARTHUR, GORDON, MILLER, REAVER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, May 23, 1952

Page 4. One of Springfield's pioneer aviators, Eldon G. MILLER, died at 8:45 a.m. Thursday in his residence. He was 51 years old. Mr. Miller resided on the Lower Snyderville Rd., Springfield, Route 1. He learned to fly at the old Municipal Airport, now the Clark County Fairgrounds; then became flying instructor for the Little-Greiner Flying Service, Inc., and later years for the Crabill Flying Service. During World War II, Mr. Miller instructed air cadets at Wittenberg College. He also became an instructor at Dayton Municipal Airport in Vandalia. He was born in Clark County, Feb. 23, 1901, a son of Albertus and Rachel GORDON MILLER. He resided here almost all of his life. Mr. Miller was a member of the Enon Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge in Yellow Springs and Grotto in Springfield. He is survived by one son, Eldon A.; one stepson, Charles REAVER of Cincinnati; one sister, Mrs. A. A. ARTHUR of the W. Possum Rd. The body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home where funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery.

JENKINS, MABRY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, June 11, 1952

North Lewisburg - James M. MABRY, 77, of urbana, died at 10: 30 a.m. Tuesday in the Champaign County Hospital, where he had been a patient since Monday. Born in Virginia Dec. 6, 1874, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Pesley MABRY, he is survived by his wife, Nellie, of Urbana, six sons, Claude and Clinton, both of Cable, Route 1, Clem of West Liberty, Clyde of Springfield, Clayton of Urbana, and Clarence of Mechanicsburg, a sister, Mrs. Susie JENKINS of Pittsburg, Pa., two brothers, Charles of Illinois, and John of the state of Washington, 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. His body was brought to the Freshwater funeral home here, will be taken Friday to the residence of his son, Claude, Cable, Route 1, where friends may call. (rest of obit cut off)

BRAKEALL, CAUDILL, CLINE, COOPER, DAUDILL, HARPHANT, HUFFMAN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, June 11, 1952

Pg. 5. Mrs. William HARPHANT. Clifton - Rites were held at the Yoder funeral home in Yellow Springs Monday for Mrs. Viola HARPHANT, 69, of Clifton, wife of William A. HARPHANT, who died at 6:45 a.m. Friday in the Fairborn Nursing Home after 12 years of failing health. Burial was in Clifton Cemetery. Mrs. HARPHANT was a native of Greene County, and had lived for 33 years in Clifton. She was born near Jamestown on April 21, 1883, a daughter of Jacob and Ameda CLINE HUFFMAN. She was a member of the Clifton Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Frank COOPER, Mrs. Fanny BRAKEALL, Mrs. Dorothy CAUDILL and Miss Ruby HARPHANT, all of Clifton; five sons, Charles W. and Robert R., of Clifton, Harry J. and Harold H. of Springfield, and Albert L. of Cedarville, Route 2; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma HUFFMAN, of Clifton, and several nieces and nephews. Two sons preceded her in death.

DAY, FORESTER, MOORE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, June 11, 1952

Pg. 5. Mrs. Artie DAY, 70, OF 365 s. yellow Springs st., died at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday in Mercy Hospital, where she had been admitted as a patient Sunday. Death followed several months' failing health and four days' serious illness. A lifelong resident of Clark County, Mrs. DAY was born in Plattsburg Dec. 9, 1881, a daughter of Charles M. and Mollie MOORE. She was a member of Fifth Lutheran Church and Bradbury Auxiliary, United Spanish War Veterans. Surviving Mrs. DAY are her husband, William J., and one sister, Mrs. Ina FORESTER of Birmingham, Mich. The body was removed to Richards Memorial Home where services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday. The Rev. August L. Schneider, pastor of the Firth Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. Submitted by Janie Whitty whittyfun@juno.com

BRENNING, CLINGMAN, HURSH Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, June 11, 1952

Pg. 5. Mrs. Maude CLINGMAN, 68, widow of Lloyd H. CLINGMAN, died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday in her residence, 219 Elk av., Limecrest. She had been in failing health several months which became serious 10 days ago. She was born in Clark County May 27, 1884, and had resided here all her life. Survivors include two sons, Herbert of Springfield, Route 4, and Harold of London, O., Route 2; one sister, Mrs. Bertha BRENNING, Springfield, and Harrison HURSH of Springfield, route 4; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren, (rest of obit cut off)

DAMRON, MORRIS, NANCE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, June 13, 1952

Page 20. Janet Jean NANCE, 13, step-daughter and daughter of Mr and Mrs Stephen B MORRIS of 3350 Maplewood av, died of a rare blood disease at 2:15 pm Thursday in Mercy Hospital. Born in Springfield, she was a pupil of St Bernard School. Surviving, besides the stepfather and mother, are her father, Cecil E NANCE, Springfield; a sister Barbara Ann, at home; her maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Dave DAMRON, in West Virginia, and her paternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Floyd NANCE, Lucasville, O. The body was taken to the O'Brien-Keeney funeral home and will be returned to the residence Saturday afternoon where friends may call. Rites will be at 9:30 am Monday in St Bernard Church with burial in St Bernard Cemetery.

MILHOAN, STRINGFELLOW Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, June 24, 1952

Lossie M. Stringfellow, 64, a retired benchhand of 502 E. Rose st., died at 10;05 p. m. Monday in Mercy Hospital. He had been ill two years. A native of Port William, Mr. Stringfellow was born April 14, 1888. His wife, Mabel, died two years ago. Until his illness, Mr. Stringfellow was employeed by the Steel Products Engineering Co. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs Robert MILHOAN and Miss Mary Stringfellow, both of Springfield, and one grandchild. The body was taken to the Littleton funeral home for services at 2 p.m Wednesday by the Rev. A. P. Cain, pastor of the Third Church of God. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park.

FELL, HAHN, KALER, SMITH, WILDASIN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, June 30, 1952

Page 2. Obituary for Homer E. WILDASIN 1873-1952
Private funeral services for Homer E. WILDASIN, 81, of Dayton Route 7 (Whipp rd.), will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Carrigan funeral home, Located at 2201 N. Main st., Dayton. Mr. WILDASIN, who leaves several relatives in Clark County, died at 2:50 p.m. Sunday in Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. A Dayton resident for 50 years, Mr. WILDASIN was born in Clark County, a son of Dr. and Mrs. Henry Sell (Fell) WILDASIN of Plattsburg. He was a retired building contractor, and was active in various Masonic circles, including Mystic Lodge No. 405, F. and A. M., and Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton. Other survivors of Mr. WILDASIN include one son, Clarence K. WILDASIN of Dayton; one daughter, Mrs. Robert J. SMITH of Madison, Ind.; seven grandsons and one granddaughter. The body will be brought to Plattsburg for burial in Plattsburg Cemetery. Additional Information: Submitted by Sally J. Wildasinn-Ward, scnbward@earthlink.net. Homer is the son of Dr. Henry Fell WILDASIN 1837-1905 and Mary Jane KALER 1837-1909. Homer E. WILDASIN was married Nov. 27, 1858 in Clark Co., Ohio to Sarah Jane HAHN 1875-1950. Homer's siblings were: Charles Oscar WILDASIN 1859-1926; Pearl A. WILDASIN 1875-1927; George W. WILDASIN 1863-?; and Andrew J. WILDASIN 1866-? His son, Clarence Kaler WILDASIN(N) added a second N to his last name.

LAUDERMILK, MARTIN, VOLLMER, WEISSHAUPT, WIEDECKE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, July 30, 1952

Robert VOLLMER, 38, of 2024 Harshman blvd., was pronounced dead on arrival at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mercy Hospital. He was co-owner of VOLLMERS Café, 1216 West main Street. Mr. VOLLMER had attended funeral services for his mother-in-law, Mrs. Anna WEISSHAUPT, Wednesday morning in O'Brien-Kenney funeral home. Before the services were concluded, he returned to his residence because of illness. Shortly afterwards, he was removed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. For approximately 20 years, Mr. VOLLMER and his brother, John J. VOLLMER, had been co-owners of the café. Surviving Mr. VOLLMER are his widow, Adeline; two sons, Robert Augustus and Douglas, both at home; two brothers, john J. and Harry VOLLMER, both of Springfield, and three sisters, Mrs. Martha WIEDECKE, Mrs. John E. MARTIN and Mrs. Thomas LAUDERMILK, all of this city. The body was taken to O'Brien-Kenney funeral home.

BOTKIN, BRUNER, HECK, HOPKINS, PENETON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, August 7, 1952

Page 2. North Hampton - Mrs. Sarah A. (Sally) BOTKIN, 85, died at 3:25 a.m. Thursday in her residence following four years' failing health and one month's serious illness. Her husband, L. K. BOTKIN died Jan. 7, 1944. Mrs. BOTKIN was born in Concord Township, Champaign County, June 14, 1867, a daughter of Daniel and Margaret PENETON BRUNER. She was a member of Asbury Methodist Church of North Hampton, the WSCS of that church, and the North Hampton WCTU Organization. Surviving Mrs. Botkin are two daughters, Mrs. Thurman HECK of New Carlisle, Route 2, and Mrs. Alva R. HOPKINS of Merchantville, N.J.; five sons, Ralph O. of Wooster, Paul E. of Springfield, Route 2, Homer M. of East Liberty, Route 1, Wendell H. of Columbus, and Elden A. of North Hampton who is principal of Garfield School in Springfield; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Claude A. BRUNER of Elyria. The body was taken to Don A. Neff funeral home, Urbana, and will be returned to the residence Friday evening where friends may call. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Asbury Church by the Rev. Raymond Konkright, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Charles Cramer, former pastor. Burial will be in Newson Chapel Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services, during which the casket will be closed.

BURNS, NORTH Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, August 14, 1952

Page 2. James J. BURNS, 81, of 2315 E. High st., former divisional merchandise manager for the Edward Wren store, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Mercy Hospital, where he had been a patient since Aug. 3. Mr. BURNS had retired from his position in 1950, after having been employed by the company for nearly 60 years. Mr. BURNS, a member of St. Raphael Church, is survived by his widow, Anna, and one daughter, Mrs. Ralph NORTH of Springfield. The body was taken to the O'Brien-Kenney funeral home.

CRIST, KARRES, KISSELL, RICE, SIMENDINGER, WEAVER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, September 6, 1952

Page 7. Zella B. Kissell, 75, Succumbs Of Heart Condition Mrs. Zella B. KISSELL, 75, of Selma Rd, Springfield, Route 5, died in her residence at 1 am Saturday. She was the widow of Samuel J. KISSELL, prominent Clark County farmer who died in January 1950. Mrs KISSELL, who had been in failing health for the past year, died as a result of a heart condition. Mrs KISSELL lived her entire life in the Selma Rd residence, having been born there June 6, 1877, a daughter of William and Matilda RICE. She was a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church. Survivors of Mrs KISSELL include one son, Robert S., vice-president of CRIST-KISSELL Co. here; three daughters, Mrs Ruth WEAVER of Springfield, Mrs. Frederick W. KARRES of Cuyahoga Falls, and Mrs Earl SIMENDINGER of Akron, and seven grandchildren. The body was taken to Jackson-Lytle funeral home.

ALLEN, CLARK, COMER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, September 29, 1952

pg. 4 "Buddy" Allen, 55, Local Newspaper Vendor, Dies Funeral services for Eugene Clifford (Buddy) Allen, 55, of 111 1/2 W. Main st., well known and picturesque vendor of the Springfield Daily News and Sun in the down town section since the mid-thirties, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Jackson-Lyttle funeral home. They will be conducted by the Rev. Asa Cain, pastor of the Central Christian Church, of which Mr. Allen was a member. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Mr. Allen died at 12:30 a.m. Monday in Mercy Hospital, where he had been a patient since Sept. 16 after he collapsed at High and Limestone sts. Mr. Allen was known to baseball fans of some years ago as the popular mascot of the Old Central League team in Springfield. He participated in amateur baseball play in Springfield and at one time was manager of an amateur team. Before he became a newspaper vendor, he worked for a number of years for the Springfield Leather Products Co. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge members will conduct ritualistic services at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where friends may call after noon Tuesday. Mr. Allen, born March 4, 1897 in Chattsworth, Ill., is survived by two sons, Theodore and Thomas, both of Springfield; a daughter, Wilma Jane Allen, Springfield; a grandson, Roy Theodore Allen, Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Gale Comer, of Springfield, and Mrs. Leota Clark, Wilmington, Calif.; a brother, Dr. John W. Allen, of Wilmington, Del., and several nieces and nephews.

ALLEN, BUTLER, MANSFIELD, PERKINS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, September 29, 1952

Arthur W. ALLEN, 46, of Detroit, Mich., a former Springfield resident, died at 1 a.m. Sunday in Detroit. Mr. Allen was born in the Springfield area. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mildred ALLEN; a daughter, Mrs. Walter BUTLER, Detroit, two granddaughters and two sisters, Mrs. Oscar MANSFIELD, Springfield, and Mrs. Herman PERKINS, Springfield, Route 1. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon in the Heleck funeral home, Auburn, NY.

EVILSIZOR, GERON, WEIMER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, October 6, 1952

Page 13 Funeral Services for Mrs Lottie E GERON,72, a resident of Springfield most of her life, will be conducted at 1:p.m. Tuesday in the Jackson Lytle funeral home by the Rev Charles Smith and the Rev Clifford D Stearns. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Mrs Geron died at 11:0 a.m. Saturday in the home of her son, C H Dewey GERON, 327 Roseland, W. Her husband, Phillip, died last March. A native of Champaign County, Mrs Geron was born October 9, 1879, a daughter of John and Pernetta EVILSIZOR. She was a member of the Lagonda Avenue Evangelical United Brethren Church. Surviving besides her son are another son, Forest GERON of Springfield; a sister, Mrs Ethel WEIMER of Beatty; three brothers, Walter and Chris EVILSIZOR, of Springfield and Cliff EVILSIZOR, of Tremont City, and a grandson, Norman GERON of Springfield. Friends may call at the Jackson Lytle Funeral Home until time for the funeral services.

VENDRICK, WHITE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, October 13, 1952

Mitchell S. WHITE, 67, died at 1:10 a.m. Sunday in his home at 2046 Kenton st. He had been ill only eight hours. A life-long resident of Springfield, Mr. WHITE was born Oct. 14, 1884 a son of Frank and Frances VENDRICK WHITE. He had been employed as a mechanic at the International Harvester Co. Survivors include his widow Florence L.; a daughter, Shirley Ann WHITE at home; three sons, L. D. WHITE of Springfield, Jack of Donnelsville and Eugene of the U.S. Navy; two brothers J. W. of Springfield and Charles of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and nine grandchildren. The body was taken to the Littleton funeral home where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Daniel J. Uhlman of Trinity Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.

ALLEN, BORLAND, CASSIDY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, October 13, 1952

Mrs. Flora ALLEN, 81, of Palestine, Ill., died t 8:45 p.m. Sunday shortly after being admitted to mercy Hospital. A native of Robinson, Ill., Mrs. ALLEN had resided in Palestine for the last 25 years, and spent all of he life in Illinois. She had been visiting for three weeks at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. R. CASSIDY, 2022 Maiden lane. Stricken ill Sunday, she was taken to the hospital at 4:15 p.m. The body taken to Littleton's funeral home, will be sent to Palestine, Ill., for services. Burial will be in Robinson, Ill. Survivors in addition to Mrs. CASSIDY, include a son, E. Earl ALLEN of Palestine, Ill., and a daughter, Mrs. Pearl BORLAND of Robinson, Ill.

MEEKS, ROOF, SMITH Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 26, 1953

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Earl A. MEEKS, 70, of 309 N. Isabella st., died at 7:40 a.m. Sunday in City Hospital where he had been a patient since Jan 6. Born Jan. 31, 1882, in Miami County, he was a son of David and Lida MEEKS. He had been a resident of Springfield for the last 40 years. In June, 1952, he retired from the International Harvester Company, where he had been employed in the storeroom. He was a member of Local 402, CIO, and Grace Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Orma; two sons, Louis E. and Gerald M. MEEKS, both of Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. Garnette ROOF, Flint, Mich; three brothers, Foryst and Ruble of Dayton, and Riley, of Los Angeles, Calif; a sister Mrs. Venna SMITH, Dayton; and nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

BLEATNER, BROEMSEN, BURDEN, MARSHALL, MORGAN, MYERS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 26, 1953

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Funeral services for Walter C. BROEMSEN, 56, of Jacksonville, Fla., former resident of Springfield, will be held here at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Richards Memorial Home. Mr. Broemsen died Wednesday in Jacksonville. Born Sept. 4, 1896 In Wheeling, W. Va., he was a son of Hermana nd Agnes BLEATNER BROEMSEN. Surviving are one son, Edward of Lawrenceville; two brothers, Edward, of Canton, and John of Moundsville, W. Va; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth MARSHALL of Springfield, Mrs. Flora BURDEN, of Dayton, Mrs. Louis MYERS, of Moundsville, W. Va., and Mrs. Minnie MORGAN, of Cambridge; and three grandchildren.

GRANT, OTSTOT, RENNER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 26, 1953

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Mrs. Mary H. RENNER, 89 of 1211 Pythian av., died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday in Mercy Hospital. In failing health for the past several years, Mrs. RENNER was hospitalized Jan. 20 following a fall in which she broke her hip. Born March 31, 1863, in Springfield, Mrs. RENNER was the daughter of John D. and Jane GRANT OTSTOT. Her husband, Uriah Butler RENNER, died in 1915. She was a member of Central Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, John B. RENNER and James Eugene RENNER, both of Springfield, and one grandson. The body has been taken to the Littleton funeral home for services at 3 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Roland Carter officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

GOWDY, MEIGHEN, RICE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 26, 1953

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William Elmer RICE, 90, of 1210 Clifton av., died in City Hospital at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. He was a retired farmer. Born near Pitchin, he was the son of William and Mathilda GOWDY RICE. He had lived in Springfield for the past 35 years. Surviving are the widow, Rilla; two sons, Frederick Ray of Springfield, and Ralph of West Mansfield; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy MEIGHEN of Springfield; a brother, Claude of Springfield, Route 5; 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Richards Memorial Home Monday evening until time of services there at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

COUSINS, GRAY, ISLEY, JONES, PRITCHETT Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 26, 1953

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Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Jane JONES will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the North Street AME Church with the Rev. T. M. Greene and the Rev. Wesley Matthews, officiating. Wife of Harry JONES, Jr. of the rear of 418 Selma rd., Mrs. JONES died at 7:20 p.m. Saturday in Mercy Hospital. Surviving besides the husband are three sisters, Mrs. Irene PRITCHETT, and Mrs. Geneva ISLEY, both of Springfield, and Mrs. Louise COUSINS of Dayton; and four brothers, Greek GRAY of Toledo, Harold GRAY of Cleveland, Lemuel GRAY of New York City, and William M. GRAY of Springfield. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

MARTIN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 26, 1953

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Zina MARTIN, 75, of 1070 1/2 Yellow Springs st., died Sunday afternoon in Mercy Hospital where he had been a patient for the past eight days. Born in Madisonville, O., he had lived in Springfield for the past 51 years. He was a member of the Wiley M. E. Church. Surviving are the widow, Irene, a son Maynard, Detroit, Mich; a brother, Clyde, Wilmington, O. The body was taken to the Webb Jackson funeral home.

HAWLEY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 26, 1953

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Ben W. HAWLEY, 72, of 32 W. Harding rd., former Clark County sheriff's deputy and former chief deputy in the county treasurer's office, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in Mercy Hospital. He was stricken ill at his residence Saturday night. A barber in Springfield for many years, Mr. HAWLEY served as deputy Clark County treasurer from 1921 to 1925 under Treasurer R. A. GOODFELLOW. From 1925 to 1929 he was chief deputy treasurer under County Treasurer Robert SNYDER, and in 1935 served as a deputy sheriff under Clark County Sheriff George BENHAM. Since his retirement from shop work in the barbering business, Mr. HAWLEY had been barbering at City Hospital, Mercy Hospital and the Oesterlen Home. Born in Troy, O., March 4, 1880, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. David A. HAWLEY. He was a member of Second Lutheran Church, and of Anthony Lodge 455, F. and A. M. Mr. Hawley was the last member of his immediate family. His wife, Florence A. died Jan. 3, 1948. One nephew in Springfield, and two cousins in Miami County are his only survivors. The body has been taken to Jackson-Lytle funeral home for services there at 3 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. John M. Warnes officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

HIATT, LIGGETT, LUDMAN, PIERUCCI Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 26, 1953

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James C. LUDMAN, 93, of 705 1/2 N. Fountain av., died at 6 p.m. Sunday in Mercy Hospital following several years of failing health and two months serious illness. Born in Chandlersville, O., June 15 1859, he was the son of Henry and Caroline HIATT LUDMAN. He had lived in Springfield for the past 52 years, and was a member of the Central Methodist Church. Mr. LUDMAN started his career with the Prudential Insurance Co. in Zanesville, in 1893. Later, he served Prudential in Chillicothe before coming to Springfield. He came to Springfield as superintendent of the Prudential office Jan 14, 1901, and continued at that post until his retirement in 1927. Surviving are one son, Charles M., of Springfield; one grandson, James C. LUDMAN, of St. Petersburg, Fla; a step-daughter, Helen PIERUCCI, of Springfield; and a sister, Mrs. Alice LIGGETT, of Zanesville. The body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

HARKER, NELSON, SCHAFER, SMITH, SWANTON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 26, 1953

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Mrs. Helen E. SWANTON, 47, of 1011 Olive st., died at 7:45 a.m. Monday in City Hospital following a two-week illness. She was born in Clark County on April 8, 1905, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John HARKER, and was a lifelong resident of the Springfield area. She was employed in the finance office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, a graduate of Wittenberg College, and a member of the Chi Omega Alumnae Association. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Richard K. NELSON of Oxford, and Miss Emily SWANTON of Clifton; one son, James Edward SWANTON, at home; her mother, Mrs. John HARKER,of Summerford; one grandson Eric NELSON, of Oxford, two sisters, Mrs. Andrew SCHAFER of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Doris SMITH, of Springfield; five brothers, Kenneth HARKER of La Mesa, Calif., R. Odess HARKER of Detroit, Leon HARKER of Springfield, Lowell HARKER, of Oceanside, Calif, and Richard HARKER, stationed with the U. S. Army in the Far East. The body was taken to Jackson-Lytle funeral home for services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Francis X. Cheney of Christ Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.

QUIMBY, YOST Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 26, 1953

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Henry G. QUIMBY, 84, of Weaver, N.H., a resident of the Ohio Masonic Home, died unexpectedly at 1 a.m. Monday in Rickly Memorial Hospital at the home. He enetered the home July 21, 1951, being sponsored by Damascus Lodge No. 643, F. and A. M., of Toledo. Born Feb 4, 1868, Mr. QUIMBY had been a business consultant and accountant in the Toledo area prior to his retirement. He was member of Collingwood Presbyterian Church, Toledo. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ruth YOST, and one son, Richard, both of Toledo. The body was taken to the Woods funeral home. Services will be held at Rickly Auditorium, Ohio Masonic Home at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Forest Cemetery, Toledo.

ELLIS, GOE, MCAFEE, MENDENHALL, TINGLEY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 26, 1953

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Mrs. Ida May GOE, 76, of 602 1/2 W. Pleasant st., died at 9 a.m. Monday in her residence. She was born in Greene County on Sept. 17, 1876, the daughter of Aaron and Mary MENDENHALL ELLIS. Mrs. GOE is survived by her husband, Frank W.; one son, Ellis, of Fort Myers, Fla; two daughters, Mrs. Hobert TINGLEY and Mrs. Franklin MCAFEE of Springfield, one brother, Samuel ELLIS of Berkeley, Calif; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews in Springfield, Cedarville, and Dayton. She was a member of the Clifton Avenue Methodist Church and Mothers' Home Circle. The body was taken to the Littleton funeral home.


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