Mrs. Myrtle May GRIFFITH, 75, a resident of the Knights of Pythias Home here for the past two months, died there at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday following a lengthy illness. She was a native of Springfield, the widow of Carey GRIFFITH who died in 1953. She was the daughter of Curtis and Carrie LEHMAN BOTKIN and was born Oct. 6, 1882. For the past 30 years she had been a member of the Second Lutheran Church. Survivors include a sister Mrs. Raymond CLICK of Springfield, Route 2; a brother, Harold C. BOTKIN of San Antonio, Tex., and one niece and a nephew. She entered the Home here sponsored by Ingomar Lodge No. 610, Knights of Pythias. Her body was taken to the Littleton funeral home where friends may call beginning Thursday evening. The Rev. Maynard Stull, pastor of Second Lutheran Church, will conduct services in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Additional Information: Married first to George Grisso GORDON. Divorced. Submitted by
Jan Botkin Therkildsen (THERKILD@aol.com)
Eugene FULLER, 32, of 648 West Pleasant, a former city policeman, died at 6 p.m. Friday in a Columbus hospital following an illness of approximately six months. He joined the Police Division in 1953 and resigned for health reasons last June. Mr. Fuller attended Catholic Central High School and was a veteran of World War II and was recalled to service during the Korean conflict. He served in the Navy. He was a member of St. Mary Church, here and was a native of Springfield, born March 3, 1925. Survivors include his widow, Juanita; two daughters, Louita and Bennita Fuller; two brothers, Benjamin F. and Joseph Fuller; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Webster, all of Springfield, and his mother, Mrs. V. J. Feth of Columbus. In addition there are several nieces and nephews. His body was taken to the John J. Conroy funeral home.
Eugene Fuller, 32, of 648 W. Pleasant st., died at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 1957, in a Columbus Hospital. Body to John J. Conroy funeral home, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday until services at 6:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Church. Burial Enon Cemetery.
Page 2. William FOLEY, 84, died in his daughter's residence, 3035 Columbus av., about 4 p.m. Sunday after several years failing health and one week of serious illness. He was born in Clark County March 23, 1873, and was the son of Henry and Anna ERNST FOLEY. A retired farmer, he farmed most of his life in Harmony Township. He was a lifetime resident of Clark County. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy SMITH, with whom he made his home; a sister, Mrs. Frank LANGEN of Urbana; two brothers, George of Toledo and Ray of New Moorefield. His body was taken to the Woods funeral home but will be returned to Mrs. SMITH's home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday. Submitted by Janie Martin Whitty (email@example.com)
Page 2. Mrs. Ethelyn H. LONG, 69, of 1102 W. Pleasant st., died unexpectedly in her home about 8 a.m. Saturday. Born in Franklin County, July 2, 1888, she was the daughter of Abraham and Annabelle SHOAF. Mrs. LONG was a member of the Grace Methodist Church, a Rebekah Lodge and the WCTU. Survivors include three sisters, Miss Edith SHOAF of Springfeild, Mrs. Gwen SCOTFORD of Cleveland and Mrs. Annabelle RUSSELL of Middleport, O., and one brother, Arch SHOAF of Russell's Point, O. Her body was taken to the Littleton funeral home where........(rest of obit cut off).
Page 2. New Carlisle. Mrs. Julia Ann BOWER, 78, of New Carlisle died Sunday morning in a nursing home at Troy where she had been a patient for 14 months. In failing health for thee years. Mrs. BOWER died on her 78th birthday. She was a member of the Reformed Church at Beaver, O. Survivors include a son, Lawrence S., of Xenia, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her body was taken to the (next line illegible due to wrinkle in film).....where friend may call from 2 p.m. Tuesday until services there at 2 p.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Franklin Riffell, pastor of the United Missionary Church, New Carlisle. Burial will be in New Carlisle.
Page 2. William Curtis (Billy) BOTKIN, 31, died at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday in City Hospital following an 11-week illness. He resided at 1418 Linden av. Mr. Botkin was an employe of both the John Maxwell Construction Co. as a carpenter and Clark Central Laboratory as a dental technician. He attended Clifton Avenue Methodist Church. A lifelong resident of Springfield, he was born Oct. 26, 1926. Surviving is his mother, Dorothy I. BOTKIN. His body was taken to the Littleton funeral home where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Officiating will be the Rev. Robert L. Klausmeier, pastor of Clifton Avenue Methodist Church. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
Malcolm D. MIRANDA. New Carlisle - Malcolm D. MIRANDA, 87, of Columbus, a former resident here and retired pharmacist, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday in his Columbus home. He had been ill three days. Mr. MIRANDA had operated the Corner Drug Store in New Carlisle for a number of years and went to Columbus in 1924 where he owned and operated other stores. He retired about 10 years ago. A native of North Hampton, he was born Oct. 12, 1870, a son of Thomas and Lucinda MOUK MIRANDA. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Dorothy MIRANDA of Columbus; three grandchildren, Mrs. Cecil ALLF of Amarillo, Tex., Jane MIRANDA of Columbus and Douglas MIRANDA of 1770 Wittenberg blvd., W., Springfield, and two great grandchildren. His body was brought here to the Doom Memorial Home where last rites have been set for 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. David Harper, pastor of First Methodist Church here, will officiate. Burial will be in the New Carlisle Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. [More information from Jan Botkin Therkildsen, Therkild@aol.com: His mother was M. Lucinda MOCK - not MOUK. Lucinda was d/o Samuel MOCK and Mary BOTKIN.]
The body of Carl W. DAVIDSON, 57, of Oakland, Calif., formerly of Springfield, will be brought to the Richards Memorial Home here. Mr. DAVIDSON died Friday in Oakland Hospital shortly after admittance. A son of Harry C. and Sadie m. MYERS DAVIDSON, he was born March 2, 1900, in Springfield. He had resided in Oakland for the past 30 years and was employed with a newspaper there. He was a Navy veteran of World War I and served aboard the battleship USS Texas. After the war he was employed for a time by The Springfield Daily News and Sun. Survivors include his mother; two sisters, Mrs. Edna SASSER and Mrs. Doris FOULKE; and three brothers, Harry, Walter and Robert, all of Springfield.
Albert H. CARR, 57, of 2636 East High Street, died suddenly in Newark about 2:30 p.m. Sunday while en route to visit his sister and family Dr. and Mrs. W. C. ROCHE of Gnadenhutten. A son of Aquilla and Lucy KIRK CARR, he was born April 16, 1900, at South Charleston. He had been a Springfield resident for the past 35 years and was a retired salesman for the Midland Grocery Co. He attended the high Street Methodist Church and was a member of the United Commercial Travelers. Survivors include his widow, Ruth H.; his mother, Mrs. A. C. CARR of South Charleston; a brother, Leon of South Charleston; two sisters, Mrs. W.C. (Bernice) ROCHE and Mrs. Fred (Jane) PARKER; several nieces and nephews and two great nieces. His body was taken to the Littleton funeral home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday and 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with burial in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Mrs. Lena AULT, 82, of 1507 Sunset av., died at l:45 a.m. Monday in City Hospital. She had been ill for the past month. Mrs. AULT was born Nov. 10, 1875 in Clark County, the daughter of Carpenter and Nancy PAINTER TITUS. Her husband, John died Aug 20, 1951. Survivors include a son Elmer T. AULT of Springfield, and a sister, Mrs. Stella ROWAND of the Ohio Masonic Home, and several nieces and nephews. The body was taken to the Littleton's funeral home. Submitted by Janie Whitty. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph McGILL, 69, of 120 1/2 E. Pleasant st., died at 9:20 a.m. Monday in City Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital on Jan. ll. He was born May 14, 1888, in Champaign County, the son of William and Harriet McGILL. He was formerly a clerk at the Rogers Hotel but retired four years ago. Mr. McGILL has been ill for three years and seriously ill for more than a week. Survivors include two brothers, Richard of Wauconda, Ill., and Walter of Sarasota, Fla. The body was taken to Littleton's funeral home.
Oliver C. DOWNING, 67, of 732 Court st., died Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Veterans Hospital, Dayton, after several months of failing health. He was admitted as a patient two weeks ago. Born July 17, 1890, in Bellefontaine, he was the son of Oliver and Thurza BARCAFAR DOWNING. He was employed as a mail carrier for more than 30 years, and retired from civil service in September, 1952. A veteran of World War I, he served in Europe with the 308th Engineer Battalion. He was a member of the First United Church of Christ. Survivors include his widow, Mary E.: a step-daughter, Mrs. E. T. SCHEUERMANN of Dayton, and uncle, Jess BARCAFAR of Springfield and a niece, Mrs. George WISLER, also of Springfield. His body was taken to the Littleton funeral home where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday by the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Murphy, pastor, First United Church of Christ. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Mrs. Mary A. (Gail) MALONE, 41, of 1627 Victory Drive, died at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday in Mercy Hospital where she was admitted Monday. A daughter of Sylvester C. and Nellie M. DOOLAN DIGAN, she was born April 30, 1916, in Springfield. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, the Altar-Rosary Sodality there and the Catholic Ladies of Columbia, Branch No., 59. Mrs. MALONE also was leader of Girl Scout Troop No. 151 of St. Joseph parish. Survivors include her husband, Charles J.; two daughters, Mary Ellen and Patricia Jean; her mother, a sister, Mrs. Jean COONEY, all of Springfield; a brother, Thomas DIGAN of Dayton; and a number of nieces and nephews. Her body was taken to the Conroy funeral home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday. Mass will be at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Church and burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Catholic Ladies of Columbia, Branch No. 59 will hold services at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Mrs. Estella B. Doughman, 72, of 1719 Maiden Lane, mother of Luther B. Doughman who retired Monday as inspector in the Springfield Police Division, died at 10:05 p.m. Monday in Mercy Hospital. Her death followed an extended illness, although her condition had been critical only the last 10 days. A member of the First Church of God, Mrs. Doughman was a native of Illinois. She was born Oct. 6, 1885, a daughter of Charles and Martha Argabright Nawman. Surviving besides Mrs. Doughman's husband Clifford, and son, Luther, are two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Sellers of Stanwood, Mich., and Mrs. Verda Pence of St. Paris; a brother, Rollie Nawman of Oakland, Calif., nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Littleton funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Church of God, the Rev. Harold Boyer officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. The body will lie in state in the church an hour before services.
Mrs. Goldie S. TRITLE, 72, of 607 E. Rose St. died at 7 p.m. Thursday in City Hospital following a 10 day illness. She was a native of Springfield and had lived here all her life. She was the daughter of John S. and Emma DUDLEY BYERMAN and was born Nov. 9, 1885. Her husband, George W., died in 1946. Mrs. Tritle was a member of the Second Lutheran Church the Gleaners Class of the church and the Ruth Circle of Women of the Church. Also, she was past chief of Modern Temple, Pythian Sisters; Violet Council No. 29, Daughters of America and Home City Chapter No. 258, Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include two sons, John H. and Robert TRITLE, both of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene KIDWELL, London, O., and Miss Frances TRITLE of Xenia, Greene County Health nurse; two brothers, C. Raymond BYERMAN of Elmhurst, Ill, and Howard S. BYERMAN of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Nettie HAERR, Springfield, and Mrs. Hazel HORTON, also of Springfield. Also there are six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Her body was taken to the Littleton funeral home where friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Second Lutheran Church, the Rev. Maynard Stull, pastor, officiating. The body will lie in state int eh church one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Clifford BALLENTINE, 84, a retired farmer and resident of St. Paris, died at 8 p.m. Friday in the Champaign County hospital where he had been a patient about three weeks. His death followed a heart attack. BALLENTINE was preceded in death by his wife, Susan, who died last November and his sister, Mrs. Rosie BAKER, who died last week. He was born July 7, 1873, a son of William and Mary Jane Clark BALLENTINE. He was a member of the Mt. Calvary church at Tremont City. Surviving BALLENTINE is a brother, Alpha BALLENTINE of St. Paris route two. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Richeson-Wickham funeral home in St. Paris and burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Tremont City. Friends may call at the funeral home from Sunday until time of services.
Mrs. Mary J. Burke, 45, of 703 S. Fountain av., died at 6:05 p.m. Sunday in Mercy Hospital where she was admitted about 1 p.m. A daughter of Frank Karl and Nellie O'Connor, she was born march 12, 1912, in Springfield and spent her life here. She was employed as a clerk by The Yost Superior Co. for the past three years. She was a graduate of St. Joseph School in 1930 and was a member of St. Joseph Church, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. Survivors include her father, a Springfield resident; three brothers, Robert of Cleveland, Eugene of Middletown and Leo of South Vienna; four nieces and two nephews. Her body was taken to the O'Brien-Kenney funeral home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's Church with burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Page13 Henry G CONLEY, 83, of 100 W McCreight Ave, died at 6Z:50 p.m. Sunday in his residence following a year of illness. A retired employee of Patton manufacturing Company, Inc, he was born Jan 25, 1875, at Charleston, WV. He has been a Springfield resident sonce 1900. his wife, Lydia, died in 1956. He was a member of the Nazarene Church. Survivors include four sons, Herman and Fay of Springfield, Victor of Delhi, CA and Henry stationed in the US Army in New York; three daughters, Mrs Emmett DUTY, Mrs Henry MECHLIN and Mrs Burris WATSON of Springfield; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. His body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens
Page 11. Mrs. Rozella Evelyn HAMILTON, 83, of Yellow Springs, Route 1, near Clifton, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday in City Hospital where she was admitted Sunday suffering from pneumonia. Mrs. HAMILTON, who had resided in Springfield most of her life, went to live with a daughter, Mrs. Golda PRINTZ near Clifton, eight years ago. A native o New Carlisle, she was born Sept 5, 1874, an was a daughter of Morgan and Arabella CRAGLOW BOTKIN. Her husband, Jesse L. HAMILTON, died in 1940. Surviving besides Mrs. PRINTZ are a son, Orral of Springfield. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Coffman funeral home, Yellow Springs, by the Rev. Robert W. Ustick, pastor of the Clifton Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the Donnelsville Cemetery and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. [Note by submitter, Jan Botkin Therkildsen, THERKILD@aol.com: I believe mother's name should be listed as Arabella KREGLOW. Clark County OH Birth record Vol. 1, p. 244 - born to Morgan Botkin and Arabella KREGLOW - w- f - Rozella Eveline Botkin 9/5/1874 in Donnelsville.]
Henry C. GRIEVES, 83, of 228 E. Main st., died unexpectedly 11:10 a.m. Saturday in City Hospital. He had fallen earlier in the morning in the 100 block of S. Spring st., and was taken by the emergency squad of the Springfield Fire Division. He was born in Good Hope, O., the son of Barney and Fannie HESTER GRIEVES and for many years conducted a second-hand furniture store on W. Main st., Springfield. He retired several years ago. His wife, Minnie, died in 1942. Survivors are three sons, Harry and Ralph, both Springfield, and Warren, South Bend, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Edna KNISLEY, Springfield, and Mrs. Esther SHOOK, Shelby, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Anna IRWIN and Mrs. Sylvia SHRIVER, both Milford Center, and six grandchildren. His body was taken to the Littleton funeral home, where friends may call from Monday evening until services there 3 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Carrie L. PIEFFER, 84, died in a local nursing home at 8 p.m. Saturday following nine years of failing health. She was the widow of John H. PIEFFER who died in 1933. Mrs. PIEFFER was born June 20, 1873, in Belle Center, a daughter of Jacob and Cecilia STOKES. She was a charter member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Florence NORRIS, of Wickcliffe, O.; two sons, Ross and Wilbur, both of Springfield, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Her body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home.
Mrs. Loueddy GOCHENOUR, 85, of 728 W. Main st., died at 7:45 a.m. Friday in the Davis Rest Home. She had been in failing health for several years. Born May 8, 1872 in Pike County, O., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George VALLETT. Her husband, Charles, died 25 years ago. She had been a resident of Springfield for the past 50 years. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy TITUS and Mrs. Lena YOUNGERMAN of Springfield and Mrs. Gertrude POPOVICH of Cleveland; three sons, George and Lewis of Springfield and Frank of Cleveland and 26 grandchildren. The body was taken to Littleton Funeral Home. Burial in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Page 10. New Carlisle - Carroll G. BERE, 56, of New Carlisle, Route 3, die at 4:25 p.m. Sunday, in the Veterans Hospital, Dayton. He had been a patient in the hospital for the past four years and had been seriously ill during the past four months. Mr. BERE was born in Burkittsville, MD n August 1891, and came to Ohio in 1912. A resident of this vicinity since that time, he was a member of the Donnelsville Lutheran Church, and a life member of the Clark County Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by his wife, Lucille B. BERE; a daughter, Jean, a son Richard, his mother Mrs. Delilah BERE of Donnelsville,; three sisters, Mrs. Olive SMITH, Mrs. Ann WILBERT and Mrs. Mabel DERSCH, and two brothers, Edgar and Granville, all of this vicinity. The body was removed to the Trostel Funeral Home in New Carlisle where friends may call after noon on Tuesday. It will be removed to the Donnelsville Lutheran Church at noon Wednesday to lie in state until 2 p.m., when the funeral services will be held, the Rev. Fred Shirey officiating. Burial will be in the Donnelsville Cemetery.
Miss Hazel BOWNOCKER of 566 E Cassilly St, a retired Crowell Collier Publishing Co employee died unexpectedly at 5:16 am Wednesday in Mercy Hospital. She had been ill a week and in serious condition several days. A native of Mt Sterling, O, she had resided in this community about 50 years. Miss Bownocker was a member of Central Methodist Church and Mizpah Bible Class of the church. She was a daughter of the late William A and Belle Bownocker. Surviving are a sister, Mrs Ethel NELSON of Springfield, and a niece Mrs Glenn BALSLEY of Honolulu. Her body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home.
Mrs Grace MECHLIN SPARLING, a former resident of Springfield and graduate of Springfield High School died Tuesday morning in her home in Toledo. Services and burial for Mrs Sparling, who left Springfield about 35 years ago, will be held in Toledo Thursday. Besides her husband, Ray, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs Don GILLHOUSE of Michigan and Miss Annabelle SPARLING of Toledo; two sisters Mrs Ruth CULP of 1221 E High St and Miss Nancy MECHLIN of 18 W Clark St; a brother Henry MECHLIN of Florida; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 pm Thursday in the Kennedy Funeral Home here for Mrs Maude RAMBO, 83, Belle Center, who died Tuesday morning in the Hughes Rest Home at Huntsville where she had been a resident for four years. She was born in Licking County, Dec 11, 1874, a daughter of James Wesley and Molly B McANINCH. Twice married, her first husband, Charles SALES, preceded her in death. On Jan 16, 1898, she was married to Alex RAMBO whose death occurred Dec 6, 1947. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs George PACKER of Marion, and a son James D SALES of Bucyrus by the first marriage, and a daughter Mrs Oliver CONSTANCES of St Petersburg, FL and four sons, Frank RAMBO of Chippewa Lake, Carl RAMBO of Springfield, Wesley RAMBO of St Louis and Earl RAMBO of Columbus, by the second marriage. Two sons George and Felix RAMBO are dead, and another son died in infancy. Also surviving is a brother, William McANINCH, Belle Center. Burial will be made in Fairview Cemetery, Belle Center.
Pearl O. RICE, 72, of 427 E. Grand av., died in City Hospital at 8:45 p.m. Sunday following a week’s serious illness. He was born in Springfield on July 20, 1885 and had been a lifelong resident here. His parents were Horace and Cora Rice. Mr. Rice was a member of the First Baptist Church, Anthony Lodge, No. 455, F. and A. M. and the Springfield Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons. He had been employed by the Robbins and Myers Co. for 21 years, by the Springfield Metallic Casket Co. for 13 years and by the Springfield City Engineers Department for four years. Ill health had forced him to stop his work with that department about two years ago. Survivors include his widow, Cassie LaMarr RICE; a son, Dr. H. Lamarr RICE, assistant to the president and director of development at Denison University in Granville; a brother, Walter E. RICE of Springfield, and a sister, Mrs. Mabel OWEN of Springfield, and three grandchildren. Mr. Rice’s body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home for services at 3 p.m. Wednesday; with the Rev. Edgar Drumel of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Friends are requested to omit flowers, but in lieu of flowers, those who desire may make donations to the First Baptist Church in memory of Mr. Rice.
page 3 John W. BOWERS, 80, of 1415 Concord av., died at 11 p.m. Friday in City Hospital following several years of failing health. Born May 22, 1877, in Jackson County, O., he was son of Fred and Matilda Crabtree Bowers. Mr. Bowers had resided in Springfield for the past 55 years, and formerly was an officer with the Springfield Police Department. He was employed as a guard by Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. prior to his illness. Mr. Bowers attended the Brethren in Christ Church. He is survived by his widow, Anna; three daughters, Mrs. Earl WALDRON, Mrs. Rea CORDER and Mrs. Earl RAGSDALE, all of Springfield; four sons, the Rev. Ray D. BOWERS of New Carlisle, John BOWERS of Franklin, Ind., and Robert and Emery BOWERS of Springfield; two brothers, Fred of Springfield and Alva of Mt. Clemens, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Anna HUNTER and Mrs. Nancy SEAMAN, both of Springfield; 24 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. His body was taken to Littleton funeral home where services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Dale W. Ulery of Beulah Chapel Brethren in Christ Church will officiate. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from Saturday evening until time of services. Friends are requested to please omit flowers.
Guy O. Hornbeck, 73, of 1925 Clifton av. an employe of Robbins and Myers, Inc., 42 years, died 12:25 a.m. Friday in City Hospital, where he was admitted May 23. He was born in South Solon Dec. 7, 1884, the son of George and Mar Hardacre Hornbeck and lived in Springfield more than half a century. He held membership in Auburn Lutheran Church and in the Veterans Club Church and in the Veterans Club of Robbins and Myers, where he was an assistant foreman. Survivors include his widow, Adena; one daughter, Mrs. Chester Lyons, Springfield; one son, George H. Hornbeck, Springfield; five grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Reese, Jeffersonville, and Hazel Davis, South Solon. His body was taken to the Littleton funeral home.
John Marley EVILSIZOR, 83, of Tremont City died in Springfield rest home at 1 a.m. Thursday following a six month illness. Mr Evilsizor was born June 30, 1875 , the son of Lewis and Sarah (MORRIS) EVILSIZOR, pioneers of Tremont City. He had lived his entire life in Clark county and was a member of the Tremont Methodist church. Mr Evilsizor was a retired railroad section worker. He is survived by a brother, Clement E EVILSIZOR of Springfield, and a number of nieces and nephews. His body was taken to Woods funeral home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday. The Rev Roland C Perkins, pastor of the Tremont-Terre haute will conduct the rites at 2: p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt Calvary cemetery, Tremont City.
Page 3. Harry E. BYERMAN, 67, of 1516 N. Belmont Ave. was dead upon arrival of the Fire Division emergency squad at 11:12 p.m., Thursday. Mr. Byerman had been ill for the past 10 months. Born in Clark County, April 15, 1891, he was the son of George and Martha GRAY BYERMAN. He had lived in Springfield for the past 49 years and was employed for 23 years by the International Harvester Co. prior to his retirement in January. Mr. Byerman was a member of the Second Lutheran Church and Council No. 240, Junior Order United American Mechanics. He also held membership in Local 402, UAW-CIO. Survivors includes his widow: Josephine; a son, Russell BYERMAN of Garden Grove, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Vernamae BAXTER in San Bernito, Calif., and Mrs. Martha MOSHIER of Hawthorne, Calif.; three brothers, Forest BYERMAN of New Carlisle and Elmer and Charlie BYERMAN of Springfield; a sister, Miss Mabel BYERMAN of Springfield and 11 grandchildren. His body was taken to Richards Memorial Home.
Page 13. Mrs. James M. IDEMAN. Private funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon in the Motell-Peek Colonial funeral home, 7801 Balsa st., Midway City Calif., for Mrs. Elinor IDEMAN. The Rev. Dr. Lindquist, pastor of Hollywood Presbyterian Church, will officiate, and burial will be in Midway City cemetery. Mrs. IDEMAN, 23, the former Elinor Jean BUSH of Springfield, died in Community Hospital, Santa Ana, Calif., about 2 a.m. Monday. Mrs. IDEMAN had been deep in a coma since Feb. 24 when her heart stopped for four minutes during a back operation, causing brain damage due to lack of oxygen.
Page 13. Walter Elwood RICE, 71, of 1122 N. Murray St., died at 10 p.m. Monday in Mercy Hospital, following an extended illness. A resident of Springfeild for most of his life, Mr. RICE was born here May 7, 1887. He was an employee of International Harvester Co. for 25 years prior to his retirement three and a half years ago. He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church and Local 402, UAW-CIO. Survivors include his widow, Marie A., three sons, Walter G. of Lima, Robert T. of Springfield and Paul R. of Japan; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Margaret WASHBURN and Mrs. Patricia HUNT of Springfield and Mrs. Ralph WILSON at home; one step-son, William L. FITZGERALD of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Mabel OWEN, also of Springfield; and 16 grandchildren. His body was taken to Jackson-Lytle funeral home where friends may call after noon Wednesday.
Pearl L. COY, 57, of 707 Rice st., at one time the owner of the former Hawley Coal Co. here died at 6:32 p.m. Thursday in Mercy Hospital, where he had been a patient since July 15. He was born in Springfield, March 10, 1901, the son of Henry and Mary EUSTLER COY. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church. Survivors include his widow, Suzanne ANGELO COY; a son, Robert, at home; a brother Lee of Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Ada INSTINE and Miss Ruth COY, both of Springfield and Mrs. Mary BLUE of Louisville, Ky; his father-in-law Theodore ANGELO of Springfield, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Coy's body was taken to the O'Brien-Kenney funeral home. Requiem mass will be sung in St. Joseph's Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
pg. 1. Henry S. COOKE, 61, superintendent of city parks since 1950, died in City Hospital at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday. He had suffered a heart condition for several weeks. He had been a patient in the hospital since Aug. 21. He took over as parks superintendent on Aug. 1, 1950, and under his guidance Springfield city parks have become some of the finest in this area. Mr. COOKE resided at 814 Rice st. He was born Jan. 1, 1897. His survivors include his wife, Savannah. Mr. COOKE was a member of Auburn Lutheran Church. The body was taken to the Littleton funeral home.
Marvin C. Ingling, 54, of the Middle Urbana rd., was killed instantly Wednesday morning when a truck hit the station wagon he was driving head on, then toppled on it near Decatur, Ill. Mr. Ingling's passenger, Clifford Marsh, 36, of 2677 Horne Orchard dr., suffered a broken jaw and numerous cuts of the head and face. He reportedly was in serious but not critical condition in the Decatur-Macon County Hospital. Mr. Ingling was a field service man for the White Diesel Engine Division here of the White Motor Co. Mr. Marsh is a development engineer for White Diesel. The men left Springfield Tuesday afternoon in the company's station wagon for Plain View Neb. on a business trip. Deputy Sheriff C. D. Bean of Macon County said the truck jackknifed out of control as it came down a hill and a curve named Snake Curve just west of Decatur on US Route 36. It slammed the station wagon against a guardrail of a bridge over a creek, before falling on it. Deputy Bean said Mr. Ingling was pinned in the station wagon for several minutes before a wrecker could pull the wreckage apart. The spot was closed to traffic from 11 p.m. Tuesday to 6a.m. Wednesday because another truck jackknifed there and blocked the highway, Deputy Bean said. The crash that killed Mr. Ingling happened just 2 ˝ hours later at 8:30 a.m. as he was driving west from Decatur. The high [ rest of line is missing] cause of rain, the deputy said. He said the truck driver, John Boyd, 51, of Springfield, ILL was questioned by a State's attorney, then released. The driver was not hurt. Mr. Ingling's body was taken to the Dawson and Wikof funeral home in Decatur. Mr. Ingling was born in Clark County, May 6, 1904, the son of Guy and Jennie Allen Ingling, and lived in Clark County all his life. He was a member of the United Church of Christ of South Vienna. A graduate of the old Plattsburg High School, he had worked for White Diesel several years. Survivors include his widow, Mabel; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Wilson of London, Route 1, and Mrs. Marie DeButy of Springfield.; a son, Harry of Route 5; five grandchildren; his parents of Springfield, Route 3; four brothers, George of the Ingling funeral home, South Charleston, Dr. Howard Ingling of Springfield, William of Fairborn, Route 1, and Robert of South Charleston; and three sisters, Mrs. Vera Hebble of Spring field, Mrs. Grace Bost of Beatty and Mrs. Elizabeth Bettelon of Tipp City. The body will be taken to the Ingling funeral home.
Mrs. Sadie C. JONES, 83, of 2014 Woodside Av, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Chancy Rest Home. She had been in failing health for the past 12 years. She was born in Yellow Springs, Oct. 6, 1874, the daughter of John and Ester HENNESSEY HENCHIE and had resided in Springfield the past 60 years. She was the widow of Thomas Jones, who died in 1943. Mrs. JONES, a member of the First Christian Church, is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ester JONES MEADE, Springfield; two sons, Espy J. JONES, Springfield, and Paul R. JONES, Ashland, O., nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Her body was taken to Richards Memorial Home.
Thomas P. KING, 86, of Dayton, a former Springfielder and the brother of Mrs. Alice LELMAN of Springfield, died at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday in Miami Valley Hospital. In addition to his sister, Mr. King is survived by his widow, Nell SNEED KING; two sons, Thomas of Arizona and Paul of Dayton, and two daughters, Mary E. KING and Mrs. Naomi TOMPORT, both of Dayton. Last rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Meyers and Borner funeral home, Dayton. Burial will be near Dayton.
Mrs. Harriet Ann TURNER, 84, of 736 S. Wittenberg av. died at 3:40 a.m. Wednesday in Mercy Hospital, where she had been a patient for about three weeks. Mrs. TURNER, a native of Circleville, was born Nov. 2, 1873, the daughter of Frank and Rebecca REDMOND FOX. She had resided in Springfield for the past 67 years and was a member of the Second Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Grace Lucille TURNER of Springfield and Mrs. Marie SAMPSON of Cincinnati; two sons, Elmer TURNER of Detroit, Mich., and Albert TURNER, Jr., of Springfield; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Her body was taken to Robert Henry funeral home.
Pg 6. Last rites for Henry S. COOKE, superintendent of city parks since 1950, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Littleton funeral home by the Rev. J. Edward Dinkel, pastor of Auburn Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. The family requests that flowers be omitted. Remembrances may be sent to the Heart Fund. Mr. COOKE died in City Hospital at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday. Mrs. COOKE, who resided at 814 Rice st., had been suffering from a heart condition for several weeks, and his condition had been critical for the past week. He had been a patient in the hospital since Aug. 21. Most of Mr. Cooke's adult life was devoted to landscaping. Before being appointed superintendent of city parks, he had worked at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He also had a landscaping business in Springfield and was responsible for much of the recent work done on the Wittenberg College campus. Snyder Park was the accomplishment of which Mr. COOKE was most proud. Civic leaders, residents and tourists alike praised the work of Mr. COOKE in making it "Ohio's most beautiful park." Homer PETERS, longtime member of the Snyder Park Golf Commission and a close friend of Mr. COOKE's, remarked Tuesday: "Henry put his entire heart and soul into his park work. He was down there every day while he was able just looking at his work and seeing what other little things could be done to make it just that much more attractive." According to Mr. PETERS, Mr. COOKE loved all his parks. "Just a couple of weeks ago," Mr. PETERS said, "Henry told me that he hoped he'd live long enough to see that Reid Park would be just as beautiful as Snyder Park." Mr. COOKE was born in Cuyahoga Falls, O., Jan. 6, 1897, and was the son of George and Sarah PATTERSON COOKE. He had lived in Springfield 50 years. Survivors include his widow, Savannah; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara RICE, of Tampa, Fla.; a granddaughter, Catherine Ann RICE, also of Tampa, a brother, James COOKE of Carmel, Calif., a sister, Mrs. Julia GUNDERSON of Detroit, and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Clark Lodge No. 101, F. and A. M. Khana Shahar Grotto, the Lion's Club and the American Institute of Park Executives. He was a veteran of World War I and belonged to the Auburn Lutheran Church. Pallbearers will be Richard SPITLER, Robert CALHOUN, Robert W. RICE, Gene CANAAN, George SMITH and Harold MOWELL. Honorary pallbearers will be City Manager Harold R. CHEEK, Park Board members Homer PETERS, Edwin LOHNES, Harley JONES and Paul MONTANUS, a brother-in-law of Mr. COOKE, Francis LEARY, and Elmer DREIS.
Flora PRINCE, 85, active church leader, dies. Miss Flora Prince, 85, an active women's club and church leader for many years, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Mercy Hospital after several months of failing health. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. PRINCE, once vice president of Wittenberg College and longtime member of the college faculty. Miss Prince was born in Springfield, Sept. 14, 1872. Her mother was Ellen SANDERSON PRINCE. She attended local schools and Wittenberg Academy and was graduated from Wittenberg College in 1892. She had lived at 1003 N. Fountain av. Miss Prince devoted much of her life to missionary activities of the United Lutheran Church of America. In Springfield, she was a member of the Fourth Lutheran Church. Her other affiliations included the Wittenberg Women's Guild, the Monday Afternoon Club and various civic and charity organizations. She was president of the Springfield Woman's Club from 1936 to 1938, and was a past national president of the Women's Missionary Society of the United Lutheran Church of America. At one time Miss Prince had been a member of the Board of Education of the United Lutheran Church. She held various offices on both state and local levels for the Lutheran Women's Missionary Society. Survivors include two nieces, Ellen EASTON of Springfield, and Mrs. Howard CARLSON of Bethesda, Md. A grand niece and grand nephew, Pamela and Lane CARLSON, also survive in Bethesda. Her body was taken to the Littleton funeral home for services at 3 p.m. Friday. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7 until 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 3 until 5 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Edward V. WREN, 70, of 47 Oxford avenue, died at 7:25 a.m. yesterday at Brown hospital. He is survived by three brothers; Dr. R. J., Ossining, N. Y., Thomas, Dayton, and Christopher, Madison, N. J. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the veterans administration center Catholic chapel. Friends may call at the Hoyne funeral home, 635 Salem avenue, after 4 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in the V.A.C. cemetery.
Clemon E EVILSIZOR, 84, of Springfield, route four, Old Clifton Rd, died at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday in City Hospital after one day's illness. Mr Evilsizor was born Oct 23, 1873, and was the son of Lewis EVILSIZOR and Sarah (MORRIS) EVILSIZOR. Early in life he lived in Champaign county, but spent the past 53 years farming in Clark county. He was a farmer all of his adult life. His wife, Urba Mae WALKER EVILSIZOR died Oct 2, 1942. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs Lloyd (Nellie) STRATTON , with whom he made his home, and Mrs William (Esther) NEVIUS of Springfield; two sons, Norman E EVILSIZOR; Springfield, route four, and Paul C EVILSIZOR of Bellefontaine; 10 grand children, nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. His body was taken to the Jackson Lysle funeral home where friends may call from 2 p.m. Thursday until the time of services at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. The Rev W Morrison will officiate. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
New Carlisle-Mrs. Delilah E. BERE, 84, a resident of Donnelsville for the past 30 years, died at 7 a.m. Friday in the home of her sister, Mrs. B. T. WHITTINGTON, 2345 Shawnee Dr., Springfield, where she had been visiting since last Saturday. Death was unexpected. She was a native of Maryland, and was born on Jan, 5, 1874, the daughter of Henry and Sarah MINNICH BYERMAN. Her husband, George, died in 1930. Mrs. BERE was a member of Donnelsville Lutheran Church. Survivors include a son, Granville, Springfield, Route 2; and three daughters, Mrs. Olive SMITH, Medway, Route 1, Mrs. Anna WILBERT, New Carlisle, Route 3, and Mrs. Mabel DERSCH of Donnelsville. In addition there are nine grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Trostel funeral home in New Carlisle where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and after 2 p.m. Sunday. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. Fred Shirey of the Donnelsville Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Donnelsville Cemetery.
Mrs. Margaret Christina DEATON , 82, of Springfield; sister-in-law of Mrs.Glenn L. DEATON, 120 E. Limestone St., Yellow Springs, died today at 3:56a.m. at Mercy Hospital in Springfield where she was a patient since Saturday. Death was attributed to injuries suffered Friday by Mrs. DEATON when she fell backward down the basement steps at her residence, 300 (?) RiversideDr., Springfield. Mrs. DEATON was a frequent visitor to Greene County and had many friends in the Yellow Springs area. She was born April 5, 1876, at Rochester, Minn., the daughter of John and Margaret THREINEN. She lived in Springfield all of her married life and was a member of St. Raphael Church there 57 years. In addition to her husband, Oliver B. DEATON , and sister-in-law, she leaves a nephew, Wilbur W. DEATON , 1310 Spillan Rd., Yellow Springs, and nine brothers and sisters in Minnesota, California and Canada. Reguiem Mass will be read Monday at 10 a.m. At St. Raphael Church. (this must have cemetery but I can't read it)