Clark County, OH

Posted Obituaries for October 1961 thru April 1962


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BOYLE, BURNS, DITTY, RICHARD, RICHARDS, SWATS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, October 1, 1961

James V. DITTY, 76, of 707 Selma rd., died unexpectedly 8:45 p.m. Friday in City Hospital. Mr. DITTY was born Sept. 26, 1885, in Wellston, a son of John and Lana RICHARDS DITTY. He had been a Springfield resident for the past 52 years and prior to his retirement was a tool and die maker for 30 years at the International Harvester Co. He was a member of Local No. 402 UAW-CIO and attended First Church of Christ Scientist. Following his retirement from the International Harvester Co. he was employed by the Chakeres Theaters, Inc. Survivors include his wife, Mabel H.; a son, Allen V. of Detroit, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Laura BOYLE of Springfield and Mrs. Marjorie BURNS of Elkhart, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Ella SWATS of Hinton, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews. His body was taken to the Jackson-Lytle funeral home where friends may call after 12 noon Sunday. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Maynard Stull, pastor of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Comment by submitter, Mary K. Hill (mkhill@ameritech.net): 1) Lana Richards Ditty's name was actually Lena RICHARD DITTY 2) Allen V. Ditty's first name was actually spelled: Allan

BAKER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, October 14, 1961

Thomas Jefferson Baker, 70, of 209 Neosha Ave. died in his residence about midnight Thursday after a lengthy illiness. Cause of death was apparently a heart attack. Mr. Baker, a member of the Blessed Hope Baptist Church was born in Portsmouth, April 5, 1891, the son of Thomas J. and Harriet Spence Baker. He had lived in Springfield about 50 years. His wife, Edna Vuker Baker, died Jan. 11, 1961.

CASTOR Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, October 14, 1961

Mrs. Ruth M. Castor, 58, of 535 S. Fountain Ave. , died at 8 A.M. Saturday in her residence following several years of failing health. Mrs Castor was born September 5, 1903 in Roundhead Ohio, a daughter of Charles and Maude Neal. She was a member of the United Missionary Church and was a Springfield resident most of her life. Survivors include her husband James; three daughters, Mrs. Rita Hanaway of Springfield, Mrs. Virginia Harrison of Bluffton, Indiana, and Mrs. Jacquelyn Haywood of Springfield ; two brothers John Neal of Columbus and Hershel Neal of Phoenix, Arizona, and 13 Grandchildren . Her body was taken to Richards Memorial Home. PERSONAL NOTE : She was the widow of Rev. Walter L. Dunn

CROCHRAN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, October 14, 1961

Sol Cochranm 66, of 241 E. North St. died in City Hospital at 10:03 P.M. Friday after an illness of 12 weeks. Mr. Cochran, who was a custodian for the Ohio Welding Co., is survived by his widow, Ida. His body was taken to the Dennis L. Porter Funeral Home.

KELLEY, LAWYER, RAMINGER, URBANA Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, October 14, 1961

URBANA - Luther C. Kelley, 63, of 535 Scioto St. ,died at 7:30 P.M. Friday in Mercy Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since Oct.1. Mr. Kelley was born July 17, 1898 in Urbana, a son of Elmer and Adelia Boyer Kelley. He was the owner of the Kelley Coal and Gas Co. of Urbana for the past 30 years and was a graduate of Urbana High School and attended Dennison and Ohio State Universities. He was a member of the Church of the Epiphany and was a vestry-man of the church. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 741 of Urbana, the Urbanas Lion Club, Harmony Lodge 8, F & AM, Urbana No. 34, R. and A.M. Urbana Council Council No. 59, R. & S. M. and the Scioto Consistory of Scottish Rite of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; two daughters, Mrs. Robert A. LAWYER of Omaha, Neb. and Mrs. James B RAMINGER of Broomfield, Colo., and a grandson, Robert S. LAWYER of Omaha, Neb. His body was taken to the Humphreys Funeral Home where friends may call from 7 P.M. Saturday until 1 P.M. Monday. The body will lie in state at the Church of the Epiphany from 1 P.M. Monday until services at 2:30 P.M. Monday with the Rev. William H. Schneiger, rector, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery.

BAIRD, BROSSEY, DEBUTY, HARROD, INGLING, JONES, WILSON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, November 16, 1961

Page 15: Mrs. Marvin INGLING-Mrs. Mabel JONES INGLING, 59, of 641 Reading dr., widow of Marvin INGLING, a Springfielder who was killed in an auto accident in Illinois three years ago, died n her residence about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday. Mrs. INGLING had been in failing health for the past 18 months. She was a native of Clark County, born July 27, 1902, , a daughter of Frank and Clara BAIRD JONES. Mrs. INGLING was graduated from Plattsburg High School. She taught for two years in county schools. She was a member of the United Church of Christ of South Vienna. Survivors are one son, Harry of Springfield, Route 5; two daughters, Mrs. Betty WILSON, London, O., Route 1, and Mrs. Marie DEBUTY of Springfield; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ilo BROSSEY of Medway and Mrs. Harriett HARROD of Columbus. Her body was taken tot he Ingling funeral home in South Charleston where friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Burial will be in South Vienna Cemetery.

CHAPMAN, CLARK, DEPRIEST, LATELLO, MAINE, OLER, THIMKE, THOMPSON, TIPPETT, WORLEY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, December 18, 1961

Wesley THOMPSON, 72, of 1238 W. High Street, died at 5:40 a.m. Monday in City Hospital following four days of serious illness and two and a half years of failing health. Mr. THOMPSON was born July 17, 1889 in Tazewell, Va., a son of William P. and Amanda CHAPMAN THOMPSON. He was a retired farmer and attended Third Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Alice D.; five daughters, Mrs. Howard CLARK of Laurel, Ind., Mrs. BYRAM OLER of Springfield, Mrs. Eugene WORLEY of Centerville, Ind., Mrs. Frank LATELLO and Mrs. Bernice TIPPETT, both of Richmond, Inc.; two sons, Ewel THOMPSON of Springfield and Price THOMPSON of Richmond, Inc.; seven stepsons, Billy THOMPSON of Richmond, Ind., Robert MAINE, Kenneth, Glen, Roger, Philip and James, all of Springfield; a brother, the Rev. Boyd THOPSON of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence DEPRIEST of Jackson, O. and Mrs. Clara THIMKE of Cleveland; 39 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. His body was taken to the Littleton funeral home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday. Services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday in Third Church of God with the Rev. A P. Cain, pastor, officiating. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, South Charleston.

KRUEGER, SMITH, TREMAINE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, December 18, 1961

Services for Mrs. Rose L. KRUEGER, 82, of 1026 Jasper st., will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Jackson-Lytle funeral home with the Rev. Waldemar Haupt pastor of High Street Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery. Mrs. KRUEGER died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday in the IOOF Home Hospital. She was the mother of Dr. Raymond L. KRUEGER, professor of mathematics at Wittenberg University. Mrs. KRUEGER had been in failing health for the past year. She was born in Leavenworth, Kan. of Dec. 8, 1879, a daughter of Alonzo and Agnes TREMAINE SMITH. She had resided in Springfield for six years, having lived in Chicago previously. Survivors besides the son include one grandson, Ross T. Krueger, a student at the College of Wooster. Mrs. KRUEGER'S husband, Fred R., died on Dec. 2, 1960. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

COST Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, December 18, 1961

Anson A. COST, 68, a former Springfield resident died n an Englewood, Calif., near Englewood, for the past two and a half years, Mr. COST moved there from Dayton where he had worked with the McCall Publishing Co. Previously he had been associated with the Crowell-Collier Co. in Springfield. He was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Springfield and with the Red Star Lodge, No. 205, Knights of Pythias. He was born in New Carlisle Sept. 27, 1893. Survivors are his widow, Ellen Marie; one son, Calvin of El Segundo, and three grandsons of California. His body will be brought to the Richards Memorial Home.

GNAU Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, December 18, 1961

Solemn requiem high mass will be sung at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Church for Henry A. GNAU, 85, of 721 W. High st., and burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery. Mr. GNAU died at 3:10 p.m. Saturday in Mercy Hospital following an extended illness. His body was taken to the O'Brien Kenney funeral home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday. The Joseph and Mary Gild will hold services at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Champion Aerie No. 397, will hold services at 7 p.m. Tuesday, both in the funeral home.

GOMER, WILLIAMS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, December 18, 1961

Services for Mrs. Ethel B. Williams, 82, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the John W. Patterson funeral home, with the Rev. H. O. McCrackin, Jr., in charge. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Mrs. WILLIAMS died at 9:20 p.m. Friday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Della Mae GOMER, 735 Piqua pl.

SHAFFER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, December 18, 1961

Word was received in Springfield Monday of the death of Paul SHAFFER of Detroit, Mich., a former Springfield resident. Mr. SHAFFER died in El Paso, Tex., while en route to Los Angeles, Calif., from Sarasota, Fla. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Northup funeral home in Detroit.

SHUMAN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, December 22, 1961

Ernest J. SHUMAN, Jr. 37, of 1902 Pond dr. died in City Hospital at 10:30 a.m. Thursday following one week's serious illness. He had been in failing health for six months. A graduate of Ohio State University, Mr. Shuman worked for the Internal Revenue Service for three years before holding positions as a public accountant for several Springfield firms. Recently he had opened his own public accounting office. Mr. SHUMAN, who served with the U.S. Army in the European Theater of operations during World War II, was a Springfield resident 12 years. He was a member of Central Christian Church. A native of Fostoria, he was born July 23, 1924, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Joy SHUMAN. Survivors are his wife, Marilyn, Barbara, Beverly, Judith, James and Robert; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. SHUMAN, Sr., of Sarasota, Fla.; and one brother, Robert of Cincinnati. His body was taken to the Jackson Lytle funeral home. The body then will be taken to the Mann funeral home in Fostoria where services will be held Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in a Fostoria cemetery.

DILLARD, DNOFF Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, December 22, 1961

SOUTH VIENNA - Clifford W. DILLARD, 69, of South Vienna, Route 1, died at 3:55 a.m. Friday in Springfield City Hospital following a three week illness. Mr. DILLARD was born Feb. 12, 1892, in Pike County, O., a son of William and Victoria DILLARD. He had been a farmer in the South Vienna vicinity since 1928 and was a member of the Springfield Evangelistic Tabernacle. Survivors include his wife, Edith; four sons, Edward, Verlyn, David and John, all of South Vienna; six brothers, Thomas, Herbert and Luther, all of London, O., James and Hinton, both of Springfield and Desloyes of South Vienna and tow sisters, Miss Russie M. DILLARD of London, O. and Mrs. Joanna KNOFF of West Liberty. A brother, Ralph, preceded him in death. His body was taken to the Ingling funeral home in South Charleston and will be taken to his residence Friday evening where friends may call. His body will be taken to the South Solon Church of Christ in Christian Union at noon Sunday and will lie in state in the church until services at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in South Solon Cemetery.

GRAFF, KREIS, ROMIG Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, December 28, 1961

John L. KREIS, 71 of 1531 Pythian av. died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday in Mercy Hospital. He was born May 19, 1890, in Marysville, O., but had resided in Springfield most of his life. He was the son of Martin and Margaret KREIS. He was an active member of First Lutheran Church, a veteran of World War I, a member of St. Andrews Lodge No. 619, F, and A.M., the Antioch Shrine and the Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton. Mr. KREIS was a 50-year member of the International Photoengravers Union and was employed by the Crowell-Collier Publishing Co here for many years. He was active in Boy Scout work a number of years ago. Survivors include his widow, Catherine E.; two sons, Kohler M. of Louisville, Ky., and John C. of Springfield; four sisters, Mrs. Amelia GRAFF, Ann and Mary KREIS, and Mrs. Marguerite ROMIG, all of Springfield, two nieces and four grandchildren. His body was taken to the Jackson-Lytle funeral home. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Lawrence T. Rugh, pastor of the First Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

BISHOP, BURNS, HEINZEN, MORTENSEN, RAPP Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, December 29, 1961

Clarence Wesley BISHOP, 66, of 114 W. Perrin av., died at 4:40 a.nm. Friday in City Hospital. He had been ill for several years and critically ill for two weeks. Mr. BISHOP was born Jan. 15, 1895 in Springfield, a son of Staulding and Mary BURNS BISHOP. He had been a Springfield resident all of his life and was a 50-year member of the Plumbers Local No. 57. He was a veteran of World War I and was assistant Plumbing Inspector for Springfield for 5 years. He retired last year. Survivors include his wife, Beulah; two sons, Robert and Richard, both of Sprnigfield; two daughters, Mrs. Genevieve HEINZEN and Mrs. Rosemary RAPP, both of Springfield; a brother, Hanford of Detroit, Mich; a sister Mrs. Gladys MORTENSEN of Austin, Minn; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. His body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home.

DEATON, MORGAN, MUMMA, SWANEY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, December 31, 1961

Mrs. Birdie DEATON , 71, of Yellow Springs, formerly of Springfield, died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday in City Hospital where she had been a patient four days. She had been in failing health since suffering a coronary attack last March. She was the widow of Glenn DEATON , Yellow Springs hardware store proprietor who was killed when struck by a car in 1949. She lived at 120 E. Limestonest., Yellow Springs. She was born Dec. 28, 1890, in Enon, a daughter of Charles and Elizabeth MUMMA SWANEY. She lived in Springfield before moving to Yellow Springs in1937. Mrs. DEATON was a member of the Yellow Springs Methodist Church and Home City Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Springfield. Surviving are a son, Wilbur W. DEATON of Yellow Springs, owner of the Deaton Hardware; a brother, Henry SWANEY of Toledo, and two grandchildren, Melanie and Randall DEATON of Yellow Springs. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Yellow SpringsMethodist Church by the Rev. Donald MORGAN, pastor. Burial will be in NewCarlisle Cemetery. Friends may call at the Coffman funeral home, Yellow Springs, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. The body will lie in state in the church from noon Tuesday until services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Association.

LEHMAN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, January 2, 1962

Ogden R LEHMAN, 67, a retired electrician for the City of Springfield, was found dead in his residence at 730 W Second st about 5:30 pm Monday. Death was attributed to a heart attack which apparently struck Mr Lehman Sunday morning. Coroner Austin Richards said Mr Lehman had been dead for about 34 hours when his body was discovered on the floor of his home by a neighbor. Mr. Lehman was born in Dialton. He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Springfield and of Mt Olivet Lodge, F and A M, in Christiansburg. Mr Lehman had been living alone since the death of his wife, Pearl, in 1953. He was the last living member of his family and had no immediate survivors. His body was taken to the Richeson-Wickman funeral home in St Paris for services at 2 pm Thursday by the Rev Kenneth Murphy. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at Troy. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday. Masonic lodge services will be conducted at a time not yet scheduled.

ALDRICH, BAIRD, MARTIN, RODDY, STULL, WHITE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, January 11, 1962

George T. WHITE , 75, of 2832 Columbus rd., died at 6 a.m. Thursday in his residence. Mr. WHITE was born July 6, 1886, in Springfield, a son of Isaac and Elizabeth MARTIN WHITE . He had been a Springfield resident all of his life and was a retired carpenter. He was a member of Champion Council No 2, Junior Order of Untied American Mechanics. Survivors include his wife, Hannah; a daughter, Mrs. Ethel BAIRD of Hustead; a son, Donald, at home; a step-daughter, Mrs. Nellie RODDY, at home; a step-son, Harry ALDRICH of Yorba Linda, Calif.; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. His body was taken to the Jackson-Lytle funeral home where friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday. Services in the funeral home with the Rev. Maynard STULL, pastor of The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery.

FRANSISCO, HASS, VANZANT Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, January 11, 1962

The body of S/Sgt. Charles W. VANZANT, 28, of 18 W. Mulberry stl, is to arrivein Springfield Friday morning and will be taken to Richards Memorial Homewhere friends may call after 12 noon Friday. S/Sgt. VANZANT died unexpectedly Sunday in Eagle Pass, Tex. He was born Dec.25, 1933, in Adams County, O., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Mora VANZANT. He hadbeen a Springfield resident most of his life and was stationed with the U.S. Air Force at Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, Tex. He entered the servicefrom Springfield 11 years ago. Survivors besides his parents, include two daughters, Vicki and Pamela VANZANT,both of Cherrydale, Kan., and two sisters, Mrs. Shirley HASS of Delaware,O., and Mrs. Phyllis FRANSISCO of Detroit, Mich.

BEUM, FISHER, PARISH, SCULLY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, January 11, 1962

William G. FISHER, 74, of 520 S. Clairmont av., died unexpectedly at 8:15p.m. Wednesday in City Hospital. He was employed with the U. S. Government Service, the Marine Division in the Panama Canal Zone for 36 years. He retired in 1950. Mr. FISHER was born Sept. 9, 1887, in Union County, the son of Thomas B. and Josephine PARISH FISHER. He was a member of the Central Methodist Church, and the official board of the church. Also, he was a member of St. Andrew Lodge No. 619, F. and A. M. Mr. FISHER attened Transylvania College, and Wittenberg University. Survivors include his widow, Esther; a daughter, Mrs. Robert BEUM of Lincoln,Neb.; a son, John D. FISHER of Odessa, Tex.; three sisters, Mrs. Belle KINNEYof Frankfort, Mich., and Miss Vashti FISHER and Miss Luella FISHER, bothof Springfield. Also there is a brother, Joseph C. of Springfield, and twograndchildren. His body was taken to the Littleton funeral home where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert SCULLY, pastor of Central Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

GEORGE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, January 11, 1962

Mrs. Mildred May GEORGE, 53, of 2488 Hilltop av. died at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in her residence following two years of illness. Mrs. GEORGE was born in Ironton, O., May 22, 1908. She is survived by her husband, Jim, Sr., and a son, Jim, Jr., of Springfield. Her body was taken to the Littleton funeral home.

CLENDENING, HUGHES, LEISY, LYNCH, MOORE, MORRIS, POTTS, SWEITZER, WERKER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, January 11, 1962

Mrs. Lorena POTTS, 66, of 970 Lagonda av., died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday in Mercy Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. POTTS was born Sept., 3, 1895, in Vincennes, Ind., a daughter of Alfonso and Emma WERKER. She had been a Springfield resident most of her life and was a member of the St. Bernard Church and the Gold Star Mothers Club. Survivors include her husband, Andrew H.; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie HUGHES and Mrs. Jean CLENDENING, both of Springfield; two sons, Arthur MOORE of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Marlyn MOORE of Springfield; two step-sons, Hillarius POTTS of Lima and Harry POTTS of Springfield; a step-daughter, Mrs. Doloris SWEITZER of Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Catherine LYNCH of Washington, Ind., Mrs. Helen LEISY of Fort Wayne, Ind. and Mrs. Gertrude MORRIS of Pittsburgh, Pa.; 17 grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Her son, Carl, died in 1944. Her body was taken to the Conroy funeral home where friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday. Requiem High Mass will be sung at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Bernard Church.  Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

CUNNINGHAM, KAUFMAN, NOMTJAR, OTTING Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, January 11, 1962

 Allan Rice NOMTJAR, 56, of 635 W. Possum rd., retired logistics officer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday in his home following an illness of three years. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Montjar had been president of the Reserve Officers Association here eight years. Mr. NOMTJAR was a native of Moscow, O., the son of Dr. KAUFMAN and Cora Rice NOMTJAR. He was born Aug. 39, 1905, and moved to Springfield 13 years ago from Cincinnati. Survivors include his widow, Lucille; two sons, Mark and Dwight, both at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Eva OTTING of Cincinnati, and Mrs. James CUNNINGHAM, Los Angeles, Calif. The body was taken to the Littleton funeral home.

STRAIN, XANDERS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, January 12, 1962

Page 4. Ernest F. STRAIN, former Springfield police sergeant, died in City Hospital at 7:50 p.m. Thursday. He was 70. The former police officer had resided at 711 Selma rd. He was born in Waverly, Jan 6, 1892, a son of Alex and Martha STRAIN. Formerly of West Jefferson, he had resided in Springfield for 50 years. When he came to Springfield, Mr. STRAIN was associated with the Springfield Street Railway Co for 14 years. He joined the Police Division Oct. 1, 1926, and served for nearly 29 years, retiring as a sergeant in April, 1955. Survivors are his widow, Ethel, a daughter, Mrs. Horace (Mildred) XANDERS; one son, Robert E. of Mt. Gilead; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mr. STRAIN was a member of the Methodist Church in West Jefferson and the Fraternal Order of Police. His body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home.

MONTJAR, RICE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, January 12, 1962

Page 4. Services for Allan Rice MONTJAR, 56, of 635 W. Possum rd., a retired civilian employee with the Foreign Aid Section of the Mutual Security Division, Headquarters, Air Material Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Littleton funeral home. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Mr. MONTJAR died at 9 p.m. Wednesday in his residence following a three year illness. He was born Aug 30, 1905 in Moscow, O., a son of Dr. Kaufman MONTJAR and Cora RICE MONTJAR. He moved to Springfield 13 years ago from Cincin-...........(rest of obit cut off).

VANZANT Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, January 12, 1962

Page 4. Services for S/Sgt Charles W. VANZANT, 28 of 18 W. Mulberry st., will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Richards Memorial Home. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. S/Sgt. VANZANT died unexpectedly Sunday in Eagle Pass, Tex. His body arrived at the funeral home Friday morning where friends may call until time of services.

DESELEM, ERNST, FOLEY, GEIS, KARL, NAWMAN, RAFERTY, YEISER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, January 12, 1962

Page 4. Ray FOLEY, 81, of Springfield, Route 6, was dead on arrival at City Hospital at 11:25 a.m., Thursday following a six weeks' illness. Mr. FOLEY, a retired farmer, lived all but one year of his life in Moorefield Township of Clark County. He was born in Moorefield Township, March 16, 1880 the son of Henry C. and Virginia ERNST FOLEY. The New Moorefield Council, No 107, J.R.O.U.A.M., was begun Feb. 14, 1898, with Mr. FOLEY as one of the charter members. He is believed to have been the last surviving charter member of the organization. Survivors are his widow, Hattie, one daughter, Mrs. June KARL of Springfield; two sons, Arnold of New Moorefield and Cecil FOLEY of Springfield; four step-daughters, Mrs. Margaret YEISER of Kentucky, Mrs. Viola NAWMAN of North Lewisburg, and Mrs. Ora Jane GEIS of Yellow Springs and Mrs. Pauline DESELEM of Springfield; five step-sons, Francis, Ralph and Merlin of Springfield, Harold of Mount Vernon and Millard RAFERTY of Hinville, Ga; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Services will be held in the Woods funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. B. A. Middleton of Central Methodist Church officiating. Burials will be in Pleasant hill Cemetery.

DAILEY, LARSON, NELSON, REINHEIMER, RHODERICK Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 15, 1962

Mrs. G.C. RHODERICK
Mrs. Ida Mae RHODERICK, 93, of 215 W. McCreight Av. died at 8 a.m. Monday in the IOOF Home Hospital. She had been in failing health for several months. Mrs. RHODERICK was born April 24, 1868 in Cincinnati, a daughter of John and Harriett WHITE DAILEY. She had been a Springfield resident for the past 72 years. She was a 50-year member of the First Lutheran Church and an honorary member of the Mailbag Club. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ruth NELSON of Springfield and Mrs. Harriet LARSON of Toledo; three grandchilden, Mrs. John REINHEIMER of Wooster, Jane E; LARSON and James LARSON, both of Toledo; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Her husband, George C. RHODERICK, died April 4, 1925. Her body was taken to the Jackson-Lytle funeral home where friends may call after 12. Services will be held in the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Lawrence T. Rugh, pastor of First Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

BROWN, DAY, DODSON, FORD, HINTON, MORRIS, TURNER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, February 8, 1962

Mrs. Willa D. FORD, 49, of 709 Wiley Avenue, died there at 2 a.m. Friday. She had lived in Springfield for the last 12 years, and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Born in Cartersville, Ga., May 10, 1902, Mrs. FORD was a daughter of Louis and Dairy MORRIS DODSON. She is survived by her husband, William; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Mae HINTON of Kensington, Ga., Mrs. Rita BROWN of Springfield, Mrs. Ruth DAY and Mrs. Jessie TURNER, both of Dayton, and three brothers, Robert DODSON of Columbus, Douglas of this city and Matthew of Franklin. The body was taken to john W. Patterson funeral home where friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday until time of services, which will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Mt. Zion Church. The Rev. W. E. Richardson, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery.

HUFFMAN, REIBOLD, SMITH Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, February 8, 1962

Charles M.REIBOLD, 82, OF 720 West Columbia Street, died at 7:10 a.m. Friday in his residence following three months serious illness. He formerly was employed as a machinist at Buffalo-Springfield Roller Co. Born in Springfield February 4, 1870, Mr. REIBOLD was a son of William and Elizabeth REIBOLD REIBOLD. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Mr. REIBOLD is survived by his widow, Emma L.; two daughters, miss Sue REIBOLD and Mrs. Wilbur HUFFMAN, both of Springfield; one son, Charles L.; and also of this city; two grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Katherine SMITH of Springfield. The body was removed to Littleton funeral home. Friends are requested to omit flowers.

BALLENTINE, CALDWELL, HALLSTEINE, MILLER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, February 21, 1962

Mrs. Lottie BALLENTINE, 84, of 201 Roseland E., Springfield, born in Champaign County, died at 2:50 in the Chaney Rest Home, Springfield. She had been seriously ill one year. A resident of Springfield and Clark County most of her life, she was born Nov. 4, 1877, the daughter of George and Ellen HALLSTEINE. Mrs. BALLENTINE was a member of the Thackery Lutheran Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ruth CALDWELL of Columbus, two sons, Virgil BALLENTINE of Springfield and Roland L. BALLENTINE of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Glenna MILLER of Canton; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Jackson-Lytle Funeral Home, Springfield, after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

SHIELDS, SPARKES, STEMEN, WINCE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, February 27, 1962

Page 4. David F. SHIELDS, 82, of the Arcade Hotel, a resident of Springfield most of his life, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Mercy Hospital. He was born in West Virginia, Sept. 23, 1879. Mr. Shields leaves a daughter, Mrs. Katherine SPARKES of Springfield; a step-daughter, Mrs. Bessie WINCE of Newark; a granddaughter, Mrs. Carl STEMEN of Richland, Wash., and two great-grandchildren. His body was taken to the Woods funeral home where friends may call after noon Wednesday. Private services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. Dale W. Ulery, pastor of Beulah Chapel Brethren in Christ Church, officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.

BAKER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, February 27, 1962

Page 4. St. Paris - Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday for Homer Eugene BAKER, 60, of Christiansburg, who died at 6 a.m. Monday in Mercy Hospital, Springfield. The Wednesday services will be conducted at 2 p.m. in the Richeson-Wickham funeral home here, with burial in Upper Honey Creek Cemetery...The Independent Order of Odd Fellows lodge will conduct services there at 7 p.m. Tuesday and the Masonic lodge at 8 p.m.

MOORE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, February 27, 1962

Page 4. Services for Mrs. Eva Louise MOORE, 65, of 3407 St. Paris pk. will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Littleton funeral home with the Rev. Richard Smith, pastor of the Lawrenceville Church of God, officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Mrs. MOORE died at 5 a.m. Saturday in Arcadia, Fla.

BREEDLOVE, COLLIER, HILT, HOLSAPPLE, MITMAN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, February 27, 1962

Page. 2. W. Gilbert COLLIER. .....A member of the Emery Chapel Methodist Church, Mr. COLLIER was born March 20, 1880 and was a son of William and Rebecca May COLLIER. Besides his widow, Gwendolyn, he leaves a step-son, Frank L. BREEDLOVE of Bainbridge; a step-daughter, Janet Lou BREEDLOVE of Springfield, Route 4; three sisters, Mrs. May HILT and Mrs. Nina HOLSAPPLE of Springfield, Route 4, and Mrs. Hazel MITMAN of Springfield, and a number of nieces and nephews. Services at the Jackson-Lytle funeral home 1:30 p.m. Wednesday by the Rev. David Williams pastor of the Emery Chapel Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Glen Forest Cemetery, Yellow Springs.

BOTKIN, MILLER, SHEETS, SIMMERMAN, SMITH Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, March 13, 1962

Page 4. Robert F. BOTKIN, 81, a native of New Carlisle and for many years a resident of the Lower Valley pk., died at 1:30 p.m. Monday in his home. He was a retired building contractor. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Delia SMITH of Troy; a brother, Charles of New Carlisle; and a number of nieces and nephews. His wife, Edna, died five years ago. His body was taken to the Littleton funeral home for services at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday by the Rev. H. E. Bowman, pastor of the United Missionary Church of Dayton. Burial will be in South Solon Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Additional Information submitted by Jan Botkin Therkildsen, THERKILD@aol.com: Obituary does not state wife's maiden name, nor does it state parent's name. Robert's December 23, 1909 marriage record names his wife as Edna I. MILLER, daughter of James K. MILLER and Laura SIMMERMAN; his parents are named as Robert BOTKIN and Ellen SHEETS. 1880 census shows Robert 40 and Barbara 35 BOTKIN as parents of William H. 11, Minnie M. 8, Charles L. 6, Catherine V. 3, and Robert 2 months. Clark County, Ohio Marriage Records, Volume 5 lists Robert BOTKIN marrying Barbara E. SHEETS on 12/16/1860.)

HOLMES, HORNBECK, JERNIGAN, JONES Name of Newspaper is Daily Morning Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, March 19, 1962

Mrs. Adena J. Hornbeck, 78, who lived with her daughter, Mrs. C. A. Lyons, at 2167 Scioto st., died there at 11:30 a.m. Sunday following an illness of seven weeks. Mrs. Hornbeck, a member of Auburn Lutheran Church, was born June 9, 1883, in South Charleston, the daughter of George W. and Mary Holmes Jones. She had lived in Springfield about 50 years. Survivors other than her daughter are a son, George H. Hornbeck of South Vienna, Route 1; two sisters, Miss Ruth Jones of Dayton and Mrs. Amelia Jernigan of Fort Smith, Ark.; a brother, Allen Jones of London, O., and five grandchildren. Her body was taken to the Littleton funeral home where friends may call Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, wit the Rev. Edward Orinson, pastor of Auburn Lutheran Church, officiating, and burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.

GROVE, MILLER, MURDOCK Name of Newspaper is Daily Morning Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, March 19, 1962

Urbana- Services for Mrs. Eva Miller, 93, of 126 E. Court st., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Humphreys funeral home with the Rev. Malcolm D. Hooker, pastor of the Urbana Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery. Mrs. Miller died at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Champaign County Home Hospital. She was born Jan. 9, 1869, in Urbana, a daughter of S.B. and Elizabeth Perry Grove. She was a retired Vaudeville performer and her parents were the former operators of the Grove Hotel in Urbana, several years ago. Survivors include a grandson, Jack Murdock of St. Louis, Mo., and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Tuesday until time of services.

BENNETT Name of Newspaper is Daily Morning Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, March 19, 1962

South Charleston - Graveside services for Brian Clarence Bennett, eight-year-old son of Clarence and Marilyn Rader Bennett of Springfield, Route 5, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. He died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Hillsboro. He was born Aug. 10, 1953, in Springfield. Survivors other than his parents, include a brother, Keith at home, and two sisters, Sue Ellen and Chesta Kay, both at home. His body was taken to the Ingling Funeral home where friends may call.

GREAVES, MCCOY, PARK, ROSS, WEAVER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, March 27, 1962

Joseph Aaron ROSS , 74 of 1042 thrasher St. died at 8:15 a.m., Tuesday in City Hospital. He had been in failing health for one year. Mr. ROSS was born in Ross County Ohio Aug 7, 1887, a son of Viola PARK ROSS. He was a retired punch press operator for the William Bayley Company, and had been a Clark County resident most of his life. Survivors include his widow Mrs. Bertha ROSS, three sons Kermit of Russells Point, Kenneth and Curtis of Springfield; three sisters Mrs. Margaret GREAVES of CA, Mrs. Nannie WEAVER of Florida, and Mrs. Olive MCCOY of Springfield OH, three brothers Earl of Lima, William and John of Kansas, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Body to Woods funeral home.

CHASE, DONOVAN, FERRYMAN, HARNER, MERCER, MILLER, REMLEY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, April 5, 1962

Cashie A. MILLER, 75, of 1375 Albemarle rd. died at 3 a.m. Thursday in Mercy Hospital following several years of failing health and two months of serious illness. Mr. MILLER was born Jan. 13, 1887, in Clark Co., O. a son of Mr. and Mrs. David MILLER. He had been a Clark Co. resident all his life and was a retired employee of the Oliver Corp. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann MILLER; a son, Albert of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Elnora REMLEY and Mrs. Mabel HARNER, both of Springfield; a step-son, Paul L. DONOVAN of Fairborn; four sisters, Mrs. Ethel CHASE, Miss Louise MILLER, Mrs. Anna MERCER and Mrs. Catherine FERRYMAN, all of Springfield; a brother, Gilbert MILLER of Springfield and 11 grandchildren. His body was taken to Richards Memorial Home. Submitted by Brenna Moore texaswildflower124@hotmail.com

BANGART, FRY, HAERR, HORNBECK, MOSEMAN, POLAND, WHITED Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, April 13, 1962

Page 4. Clarence Phillip HAERR, 82, of 518 Homeview Ave., died unexpectedly at 1 a.m. Friday in his residence. He had been ill for the past seven weeks. Mr. Haerr was born May 15, 1879, in Reading, Kan., a son of John Valentine and Margaret Elizabeth BANGART HAERR. He came to Springfield in 1892. He is a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and a life time member of the Molders Union. He was a retired employee of the Steel Products Engineering Co. Survivors include his wife Mrs. Nettie HAERR; five daughters, Mrs. Mildred FRY, Mrs. Emma WHITED, and Mrs. Glenna HORNBECK, all of Springfield. Mrs. Dorothy MOSEMAN of Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. Della POLAND of Dayton, a son, Raymond HAERR of Maple Heights; 15 grandchildren; six great grandchildren and a brother, the Rev. Ernest HAERR of Springfield. His body was taken to the Littleton funeral home.

HAERR Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, April 14, 1962

Page 3. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Littleton funeral home for Clarence Phillip HAERR, 82, of 518 Homeview Ave., with the Rev. Maynard A. Stull, pastor of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will following Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m...

BADER, FENNESSY, LEICHNER, THOMPSON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, April 15, 1962

Russell Albert BADER, 58, of 212 W. Columbia st., one time member of the Ringling Bros. Circus band, died at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday in Mercy Hospital following an illness of one week. Together with his brother, Lewis, he joined the band of the Sells-Foto Circus.  In 1923 Lewis took his trombone over to Ringling Bros. Circus and when Russell heard of an opening for a trumpet player on the Ringling band, he also made the switch. Russell came from a family of musicians. His father was once described as "one of the best square-dance fiddlers around the little Indiana town where he lived," and his mother was a piano teacher. All 10 members of the family played some musical instrument.  A native of Williamsport, Ind., Russell was born Dec. 19, 1903, the son of John D. and Belle THOMPSON BADER. He was a veteran of World War II, and a member of Musicians Local, No. 160. He was a clerk of the State Liquor Store, No. 67, in Springfield. Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Glenn LEICHNER of Columbus and Mrs. James FENNESSY of Springfield; and two brothers, John R. of Detroit and Lewis W. Bader of Springfield. His body was taken to the Littleton funeral home where friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday.


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