Page 7. Robert (Bob) P. WILKINS, 61 of 1410 W. Main st., died at 9:30 p.m. Friday in Mercy Hospital where he was admitted earlier in the day. He had been in failing health for several months. He was born in Champaign County, Jan. 28, 1902, the son of Elmer and Myrtle LOWER WILKINS and had resided in Springfield for the past 16 years. He was a retired employee of the Kenosha Transport Co. Mr. WILKINS is survived by his widow, Edythe; one son, Robert of Hayward, Calif; one daughter, Mrs. Helen BARNES of Riverside, Calif; his mother, Mrs. Myrtle WILKINS of Champaign County; two sisters, Mrs. Irene WALTERS and Mrs. Mable ADKINS, both of Urbana and three grandchildren. The body was taken to the Woods funeral home where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday afternoon and evening.
Page 7. Mrs. Ira B. WYLIE. Word was received here Saturday of the death of Grace KNEISLY WYLIE, 93, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla, formerly of Springfield, who died Thursday in Miami, Fla. Mrs. WYLIE was the wife of the Late Ira B. WYLIE, who at one time was the owner of a jewelry business at the corner of high and Limestone sts. She and her husband moved to Danbury, Conn., where they were residents from 1907 until 1950. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Raymond H. WHITE, 741 N.E. 49th st., Ft. Lauderdale,Fla., with whom she resided following the death of her husband in 1950, and Mrs. Clayton E. BENNETT of Hialeah, Fla., a son, Fred K. WYLIE of Lima, O., six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Interment will be in Ferncliff Cemetery........(rest of obit cut off).
Page 7. South Charleston. Mrs. Estella M. RELLINGER, 80 of South Charleston, died at her home at 2 p.m. Friday. She made her home with Miss Alice MICHLER. Born July 8, 1883, she was the daughter of Herman and Amelia ROBBINS. She was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church at South Charleston. Survivors include two sisters.......(rest of obit cutoff).
John F. BURNS, 81 of Dayton, formerly of Springfield, brother of Mrs. Clarence TAYNOR of 2146 Hoppes av., died about 10 a.m. Saturday in his residence. Mr. Burns, a former postal employe of Springfield, was born near New Carlisle, April 23, 1882, the son of Frank and Anna FRANTZ BURNS. Prior to his retirement he had been an employe of the Haulman Builders of Dayton. Survivors, in addition to his sister, include his wife, Harriette YOULER Burns; four daughters, Mrs. Wilson ATOR, Mrs. Albert MEYER and Mrs. Charles KEYER of Dayton, and Mrs. Edmund SOULE of Toledo; a son, John, Jr., of Dayton, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His body was taken to the Morris and Sons funeral home in Dayton, where friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery. (Additonal Information by Submitter David Coulon Burns DCB1995@aol.com Harriet Youler s/b YOWLER. John F. BURNS middle name was Franklin.)
Daniel (Dannie) O'CONNOR, 85, of 1717 Lagonda av., died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday in Mercy Hospital, following an extended illness. Mr. O'CONNOR, who had been a resident of Springfield most of his life, was born in Enon, Jan 21, 1879, a son of Maurice and Johanna LYNCH O'CONNOR. He retired in 1944, after 42 years of service as a conductor for the New York Central Railroad. He was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society of the Parish. He also was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway conductors and brakemen. Survivors include three brothers, James, Thomas and John, all so Springfield, two sisters Miss Mary O'CONNOR and Mrs. John LEVALLEY of Columbus, and several nieces and nephews. His body was taken to the O'Brien-Kenney funeral home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday. Requiem High Mass will be sung at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Raphael Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Page 29: Oscar S. MANSFIELD, 64, of 232 W. Main st., who had been an employee of the Springfield Daily News and Sun for 20 years, ending more than a decade ago, died unexpectedly at 12:30 a.m. Thursday in Grant Hospital, Columbus. Mr. Mansfield, a resident of Springfield for most of his life, was born on Sept. 27, 1899, in Athens, O., a son of Elmer and Jennie SIMMS MANSFIELD. He had also been an employee of the Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. for five years, and for the last seven years employed by the Columbus Dispatch as photoengraver. He attend the Grace United Church of Christ in Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Mabel, a son Oscar A. MANSFIELD of Cocoa, Fla., and four grandchildren. His body was taken to the Littleton funeral home where friends may call 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. E. E. Koepp, pastor of the Grace United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Mrs. Mary KEMP, 41, of 733 Innisfallen av., died at 12:30 a.m. Friday in Mercy Hospital where she had been a patient for the last month. Mrs. KEMP was born March 15, 1922, in Springfield, a daughter of James and Maggie LAMAR MAXWELL. Survivors include her husband, Harry, her mother, a sister, Mrs. Anne HARRIS of Springfield, and a number of nieces and nephews. Her body was taken to the Robert C. Henry funeral Home.
Mrs.Mary C. BIZZELL, 86, was found dead by a neighbor at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in her residence at 1362 W. Clark st. Born In Bainbridge, April 2, 1877, she was the daughter of Oscar N. and Sussie E. BLOCK. Mrs. BIZZELL had lived in Springfield for 80 years. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church, the church deacon board, the church's Aid Society, the Willing Workers Club and the Quenn Esther Bible Class. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Catherine EDMONSON of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Frances PROCTOR of Sewickley, Pa., a son, I. Therodore THOMPSON of New York City; five grandchildren and 22 great-granchildren. The body was taken to the John W. Patterson funeral Home.
Page 8A. Paul H. COSS, 55, of 224 N. Fostoria av., died in City Hospital at 10:05 p.m. Saturday following an illness of 10 days. He was born in Springfield, O., on Oct. 4, 1908, the son of Charles A. and Mary SHRIMP COSS, and a lifelong resident of Springfield. He had been an employe of the Robbins and Myers Company for the past 23 years, and was presently employed as a guard there. Survivors are his wife, Ruth H. COSS; one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Betty) JUDY; four grandchildren; two brothers, Lawrence and Clarence, both of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas SPROUSE, of Lawrenceville, and Mrs. Cyrus MATTOX of Springfield. The body was removed to the Littleton funeral home.
Mrs Mabel EVILSIZOR, 84, a resident of Phillips Nursing Home, Springfield, died at 10:48 a.m. Sunday. She was born in Clark County, March 11, 1880, the daughter of Mr and Mrs John DEAR. She had resided in Clark County all her life. Mrs Evilsizor was a member of the Bowlusville EUB Church for 76 years. Survivors include a nephew, Russell DEAR , of Denver, Colo. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bowlusville EUB Church, with the Rev Clair Troutman, officiating. Burial will be in Dear Cemetery. Friends may call at the Woods funeral home, Springfield, after 2 p.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to services.
Page 2. Mrs. Leona May TOOPS, 55, of 206 Roseland, W., died at 6:15 a.m. Monday in Mercy Hospital following a serious illness of one week. Mrs. TOOPS, a Springfield resident for most of her adult life, was born in Newark, O., Sept. 12, 1908, a daughter of Charles and Harriet SPROUSE GORDON. She was a member of the Second Church of God. Survivors include her husband, Ernest E.; a son, Herbert Eugene DAVIS; her mother, Mrs. Charles GORDON of Springfield; a brother, Lawrence A. GORDON, also of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Mabel CORDELL of Miamisburg, O., and a number of nieces and nephews. The body was taken to the Jackson, Lytle and Coffman funeral home where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday. Services will be held in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Otis L. Landis, pastor of the Second Church of God, officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
Page 9. Paul Elwood BOTKIN, 72, of Springfield, Route 2, near Dialton died in his residence at 3:20 a.m. Saturday. He had suffered a stroke a month ago. Mr. BOTKIN, a retired farmer, was born in Clark County, March 1, 1892, a son of Leedom and Sarah BRUNER BOTKIN. A member of the Newson Chapel Church, he had served as sexton of the Newson Chapel Cemetery for more than 30 years. He was married Dec. 10, 1919, to Mamie BEEK, who survives. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a daughter, Mrs. Clarabell KERNS and three grand-children, Cynthia, Cheryl and Jane KERNS, all of Springfield; two brothers, Eldon of North Hampton and Homer of East Liberty, Route 1; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys HOPKINS of Ocean City, N. J., and Mrs. May HECK of New Carlisle, Route 2. The body was taken to the Richison-Wickham funeral home, St. Paris, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be held in the Newson Chapel Church at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Howard Gosnell, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Newson Chapel Cemetery
Chester E. WEAVER, 68, of 4004 New Carlisle pk., died at 4 a.m. Monday in his residence following several years of failing health. Mr. WEAVER, a native of Springfield, was born May 31, 1895, a son of Walter F. and Laura DERR WEAVER. A resident of Springfield for his entire life, he was a member of the Eagle Lodge of Jackson, O., and a Veteran of World War I, servicing with the Navy. Prior to his retirement in 1948, he had been an engineer with the D. T. and I. Railroad for 27 years. Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth; a son, Walter F. of Georgia; a step-son, Will PENDLETON of Charleston, W. Va.; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Esther CORN of Springfield, and several nieces and nephews. The body was taken to the Jackson, Lytle and Coffman funeral home where friends may call from noon Tuesday. The Rev. Harold Boyer, pastor of the First Church of God, will officiate at services to be held in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Vale Cemetery.
Fred SEVERS, 82, of 2921 Shrine rd., Springfield, Route 2 died suddenly in his home at 5 p.m. Sunday. He was born in Clark County Oct. 29, 1881, a son of James and Emma SEVERS. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bernice DILLARD and Mrs. Mary HALEY, both of Springfield; three sons, Robert and William, both of Springfield, and Darwin of Galloway, O., one brother, Roy of Tipp City; three sisters, Miss Bess SEVERS and Mrs. Lena GREENFIELD, both of South Charleston and Mrs. Lydia CLARK of Youngstown; two grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Ingling funeral home in South Charleston. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Fletcher Chapel Cemetery. Spring Fork Grange, of which he was a charter member, will conduct services in the funeral home at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Mrs. Sarah Rebecca GORDON, 82, of 135 Gordon Rd., died at 9:52 a.m.Thursday in City Hospital, following 10 days of serious illness. Mrs. GORDON, a Springfield resident for most of her life, was born in Ohio on Feb. 6, 1882, a daughter of William BLAIR and Eliza Jane LEFFEL HARDACRE. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church, the Friendly Neighbors Club and W.C.T. U. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alva Clinton GORDON, Nov. 8, 1955. Survivors include four sons, WilliamBlair and Robert B., both of Springfield, the Rev. Edward C. GORDON of Zanesville, O., and Paul E. of Vandalia; a brother, William B. HARDACREof Springfield; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and a number ofnieces and nephews. The body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home.The family requests that friends may make contributions to Radio Station Springfield.
Page 6. Oliver PENWELL, 60, of 156 Neosha av, was found dead at 3:45 pm Tuesday at the corner of US Route 40 and Snider rd on the Roger Beard farm. He had been operating a chain saw, and death occurring approximately four hours before, was attributed to apparent natural causes. Cor[o]ner Austin Richards said an autopsy would be performed Wednesday morning. Mr PENWELL was born Nov 30, 1903 at Washington C H and was the son of Enos and Mary DAVIS PENWELL. He operated a trucking business. Survivors include his wife, Jessie and one sister, Mrs Elba POLLACK of Springfield. The body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home.
Page 4. Charles S. BROWN, 79 of 409 S. Spring st., died at 7:40 p. m. Sunday at City Hospital. He was born Aug. 30, 1884, in Pickaway County the son of John and Rose BROWN. He ha been in failing health for two years. He was formerly employed at Steel Products Engineering Co, Division of Kelsey Hayes. He is survived by his widow, Victoria; two sons, William R. BROWN of Springfield and Walter BROWN of Detroit, Mich., three daughters, Mrs. Madge BATEMAN of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. Stella MOON of Springfield and Mrs. Dorothy BALLENGER of Dayton; eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. The body was taken to Littleton Funeral Home.
Page 4. Mrs. Rosa BAUER BURKHARDT, 85, died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday in Phillips Nursing home. She had been seriously ill for the past six months. She was born July 6, 1878 in Kiro Krolsheim, Wurtemberg, Germany. She resided at 2563 Kenton st. and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Jacob R.BURKHARDT, who died in Nov. 1947. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Rose HOFFMAN and Mrs. Bertha KONGA, both of Springfield, and Mrs. Louise LON G of Florida, seven sons, Reinhold, Albert, Robert, George, Emil, William, and Herman, all of Springfield, grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The body was taken to Littleton Funeral Home where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. R. R. Garrett, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Blessed Hope Baptist Church for Mrs. Dora E. HOWELL, 71, of 1425 Amherst rd. The Rev. Glenn Greenwood, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana. Mrs. HOWELL died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday in City Hospital, a few hours after being admitted. The body was taken to the Humphreys Funeral Home, Urbana, where friends may call from 4 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday.
Grover C. MILLER, 71, of 2033 Woodside av., a retired employe of the Eagle Tool and Machine Co., was dead on arrival of the Fire Division emergency squad at 12:21 a.m. Friday at his residence. Death which occurred at approximately 11:50 p.m. followed two years of failing health. Mr. MILLER, a resident of Springfield for the past 52 years, was born in Ross County, January 12, 1893, a son of George and Amelia STEINMETZ MILLER. Survivors include his wife, Pansy, a son, George MILLER, two daughters, Mrs. Mary KNOTTS AND Mrs. Lola HAHN, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild, all of Springfield, and a sister, Mrs. Minnie WILLIAMS of Columbus. The body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home.
Word has been received of the death of Sister Liguori of Mount Joseph Convent, Cincinnati, who died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in the convent, by her sister Miss Augusta HERZOG of Springfield. Sister Liguori was born in Springfield, a daughter of Sebastian and Regina HEIL HERZOG and was a member of the Order of the Sisters of Charity for 51 years. She had taught at Sacred Heart grade school in Dayton, and at schools in Cincinnati, Michigan and Tennessee. Her death was unexpected but followed several years of illness. Survivors in addition to Miss Augusta HERZOG, include two other sisters, Miss Barbara HERZOG and Mrs. Clara BECHT, both of Springfield; three brothers, Henry, Leo and Joseph HERZOG, of Springfield, and two nieces, Sister Rose William and Sister Joanna, both at Mount St. Joseph Convent. Solemn Requiem High Mass will be sung at 10 a.m. Saturday at the convent with the Rt. Rev. Monsignor Carl Richter, officiating. Burial will be in Mount St. Joseph Cemetery.
George Livingston BAKER, 64, of 3712 Avenida Montzuma, Tucson, Ariz., a member of a pioneer Clark County family, died in Tucson Thursday, according to a telegram received here Friday. Mr. BAKER, a native of Springfield and graduate of Springfield South High School, was born December 19, 1900. He attended Wittenberg University, prior to transferring to Ohio State University where he received a degree I civil engineering in 1924. He was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. Prior to his retirement January 1, 1960, he was a chief surveyor for 11 western states for the Shell Oil Co., with whom he started as a rodmen with a field surveying crew in 1924. Survivors include his wife, Beulah S.; three aunts, Dorothy K. LIVINGSTON and Mable HAMMAKER of Van Nuys, Calif., and Mrs. Elizabeth DEAN of Spokane, Wash., and a nephew, Kenneth L. OTSTOT of Cleveland. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Parker, Arizona, Mortuary.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella SHIRLEY, 70, of 721 Broadway, who died at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday in City Hospital following several years of failing health, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Richards memorial Home. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Clifton, O. - Mrs. Carra T. AULT, 93, died at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday, in the Duke Nursing Home here, where she had been a resident for the past 18 months. Mrs. AULT, widow of Michael AULT, who preceded her in death in 1957, was born in Clark County, April 19, 1871, a daughter of Jacob and Louisa CRABLE TUTTLE. A member of the Cliffside Presbyterian Church here, she had been a resident of the Clifton community for most of her life. Survivors include two sons, Ralph C. AULT of Cedarville, Route 1, and James Howard AULT of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three half-sisters, Mrs. Hazel OHMART, Misses Blanche and Mary TUTTLE, all of Springfield, and one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the Jackson, Lytle and Coffman Funeral Home in Yellow Springs. Burial will be in Glen Forest Cemetery, Yellow Springs. Submitted by Janie Whitty. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page 2. Theodore F. SCHAEFER, of 2600 S. Limestone st., Clark County coroner from 1922 to 1932 and a retired funeral director died at 4 p.m. Monday in Mercy Hospital where he was a patient for three weeks. He was 82. Mr. Schaefer owned and operated the Schaefer Funeral Home until 1935 when he sold his business to Alfred K. Woods. He was the son of Henry L. SCHAEFER, also funeral director, who was a member of the local school board and whose name is commemorated in the name of SCHAEFER Junior High School. Theodore SCHAEFER was a naval veteran of the World War I and a member of Cultice-Ward American Legion Post; Clark Lodge No. 101, F. and A.M.; Springfield Chapter No. 48, R. and A.M.; Springfield Council No. 17 Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Chicago and Medina Temple, Shrine of Chicago. He also was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Louise, and one sister, Mrs. E. R. (Bertha) POLLING of Springfield. The body was taken to the Alfred K. Woods Funeral Home where friends may call Wednesday afternoon and evening. The Rev. Kay Graesner will conduct services in the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. [Note by submitter, Jan Botkin Therkildsen, THERKILD@aol.com: Louise BOTKIN SCHAEFER's parents, as noted in her 1968 obituary, are Lafayette and Margaret BOCKWAY BOTKIN.]
Elizabeth BETTELON, Active in District WSCS, Dies- Mrs. Elizabeth Ingling Bettelon, 50, of Tipp City, a native of Clark County who has been active in Methodist women's affairs in the Springfield District, died in City Hospital at 2 p.m. Saturday. She had been a patient in the hospital for two weeks. She was the wife of Gerald Bettelon. Mrs. Bettelon was vice president of the Women's Society of Christian Service in the Tipp City Methodist Church of which she was a member and was an officer fo the Springfield District WSCS. She was also a member of the Women's Civic Club of Tipp City. Mrs. Bettelon as born in Clark County Nov. 5, 1913, a daughter of Guy and Jennie Allen Ingling. She was a graduate of Enon High School and a former employee of the Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. Surviving in addition to her husband are aa daughter, Nancy, Tipp City; two sisters, Mrs. Vera Hebble and Mrs. Grace Bost, both of Springfield, and four brothers, Dr. Howard Ingling of Springfield, William of Enon and Robert and George of South Charleston. The body is to taken to the Coppock and Lee Funeral Home, Tipp City, where friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. It then will be brought to the Ingling Funeral Home, south Charleston, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Ingling Funeral Home, the Rev. Lloyd Zoller, Springfield District superintendent of the Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery.
Fred W. HERB, 78, a former Springfield and Bellefontaine resident, died Sunday in Punta Gorda, Fla., where he had been a resident since 1952 when he retired as an engineer with the New York Central System after 50 years service. Mr. HERB was born march 20, 1886, in Sandusky, and had lived in Bellefontaine about 45 years prior to retirement. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church in Punta Gorda and the brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen. Survivors include three sons, the Rev. Fr. Edward J. HERB, pastor of St. Dennis Church, Versailles, William of Springfield and George of San Antonio, Tex.; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth MCWILLIAMS of Mansfield, Tex., and two grandchildren. His body was brought to the O'Brien-Kenney Funeral Home where friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday. Requiem High Mass will be sung at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph Church. Burial will be n Calvary Cemetery.
Elmer T. AULT, 64 of 621 Grant st., died at his residence at ll p.m. Monday. Mr. AULT was a 30-year employee of the Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. After the plant closed, he was employed by the Carmichael Machine Tool Co where he retired one year ago. He was born in Springfield Oct. 25, 1899, the son of John and Lena TITUS AULT and is survived by his widow, Addie, and several cousins. He was a member of Fifth Lutheran Church and Anthony Lodge No. 455, F. and A.M., and was a veteran of World War I. The body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday by the Rev. August Schneider, pastor of the Fifth Lutheran Church. Burial in Fletcher Chapel Cemetery. Submitted by Janie Whitty. You can reach her at email@example.com
Mrs. Joseph D. BURTON - Mrs. Helen BURTON, 74, of 1628 W. High St., died at 11 P.M. Monday in Mercy Hospital where she had been a patient since Saturday. She was the wife of Joseph D. BURTON, a retired employee of Wittenberg University. Mrs. Burton was a native of Springfield and had spent most of her life here. She was the daughter of Albert and Katherine MYERS DOLBEER. Death occurred following a one-week serious illness. Survivors include her husband, two sisters, Mrs. Jessie MILLER and Mrs. Bertha WERTZ, both of Springfield, and several nieces and nephews. The body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home where friends may call 3-5 and 7-9 P.M. Wednesday. Services will be held in the funeral home at 1:30 P.M. Thursday. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery.
Francis L. STONE-Services were being arranged Friday at Richards Memorial Home for Francis L. (Frank) Stone, 67, formerly of 403 Montgomery av.. His body was brought to the funeral home from the Veterans Hospital at Chillicothe. Mr. Stone had been a patient at the hospital for 24 years. He was a veteran of WWI. Chillicothe authorities said Mr. Stone had been reported missing from the hospital on March 27. On Sept. 15, his body was found in an open field of a state game preserve adjoining the hospital they said. After lengthy investigation, the identity was established through clothing. Mr. Stone was born in Durbin in Clark County, Dec. 5, 1896, the son of John and Elmina Scoville Stone. Before going to the hospital, he had been a resident of Clark County and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include his widow, Zeffie of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Craves of Huron, O., and Mrs. Frances Johnson of Amherst, O.; two sons, Richard of Springfield and Robert of Columbus; three brothers, George of Medway, Robert of Dayton and John of Urbana; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Blumenshine and Mrs. Helen Swonger, both of Springfield, and eight grandchildren. The body is at the Richards Memorial Home.
Harry HAWKINS, 52, of Sidney, O., formerly of Springfield and Urbana, died unexpectedly Friday evening in his residence of an apparent heart attack, according to word received here by his sister, Mrs. Elmer BRUBAKER of 40......Grand Av., and Mrs. Har... DOWNING of 4 N. Greenmount....av. Mr. HAWKINS was born.....Champaign County, a son of Le......and Artie HAWKINS. He was an employee of Monarch Manufacturing Co., Sidney, where he had resided for about 10 years. Survivors, in addition to his sisters here, include his wife, Mary, five children; several grandchildren, another sister, Mrs. Eleanor SMITH of Urbana and two brothers, Leland HAWKINS of Urbana and Homer HAWKINS of Bellefontaine.
Jerry K. WILLIAMS, 54, of ....Cassilly st. died unexpectedly in Buffalo, N.Y. in his motel room Sunday morning. he was a salesman for the Yo st Superior Co. and was there on a business trip. He was born March 10, 1 910,Springfield, the son of Harry and Anna WILLIAMS, former owners of the Ridgley Trimmer Co. He was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; one son, Jerry K., Jr. of Columbus; and one sister Mrs. Joe SMITH of Los Altos, Calif. The body was brought to Littleton Funeral Home where friends may call.....Tuesday. Services will be held in the Covenant Presbyterian Church Chapel at 3 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Alexander Meakin, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Page 2. Mrs. Estella May CALLISON, 84, of the Knights of Pythias Home, and formerly of 1776 Maiden Lane, died at the K of P Hospital at 1:30 a.m. Sunday. She had been a resident there for the past four years. Her husband, Nevin, died Sept. 30, 1945. She was born April 7, 1880 in Lawrenceville , the daughter of Jacob and Amanda RAMSEY SWARTZBAUGH. She was a member of the United Church of Christ, North Hampton and Sunshine Council No. 135 Daughter of America. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Inez SAMPSON, of Miami, FL, and Mrs. Mary FOSTER of Springfield; one brother, Alvin SWARTZBAUGH, of Avalon, CA, and a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Littleton Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Barton, pastor of the United Church of Christ of North Hampton, officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. The Daughters of America will hold services Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Charles W. BARRETT, 59, OF 1052 Lagonda Avenue, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in City Hospital where he was admitted earlier in the evening. He was born in Springfield, August 7, 1905, the son of Patrick and Mary SLAVIN BARRETT and had resided here all his life. Mr. BARRETT, a 12 year employee of the Champion Company, had been a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors include: his wife, Marie; one step-daughter, Mrs. Doris SCHOOLCRAFT of Springfield; three brothers, John, of New York, James and Robert of Springfield; one sister, Mrs. Helen LINKENHOKER also of here; two grandsons and several nieces and nephews. The body was taken to the O'Brien-Kenney Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday. Requiem Mass will be sung in St. Joseph Church at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
James L. (Pop) TEASLEY, 50, of Terre Haute, Indiana, a 25-year resident of Springfield until five years ago, died at 11 a.m. Sunday in Terre Haute. Mr. TEASLEY, a veteran of World War II, was born July, 1914, in Maysville, Ga., a son of Augustus and Estella JOHNSON TEASLEY. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Julia MYRICK, Miss Willa Mae TEASLEY and Mrs. Ruth POWELL, all of Springfield, and two brothers, John C. of Columbus, Ga., and Paul H. of Cordel, Ga. The body was taken to the John W. Patterson Funeral Home.
Page 2. Mrs. Horace F. BOTKIN. Mrs. Florence L. BOTKIN, 60, of 1669 Edwards av., died in her residence at 2:35 p.m. Monday following one year of failing health. She was a life-long resident of Springfield, born July 25, 1904; a daughter of Walter and Grace DE WITT METCALF. She was a member of United Missionary Church. Mrs. Botkin is survived by her husband, Horace F.; two sons, William C. of Dayton and Allan E. of Springfield, and six grand-children. The body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home where friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday in the United Missionary Church, where the body will lie in state one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Page 2. Calvin H. EBY, 74, of 1222 Tibbetts av., was dead on arrival of the Springfield Fire Division Emergency Squad at the residence at 4:39 p. m. Friday. Mr. EBY a resident of Springfield since 1913, was born Aug. 27 ,1890 in Saville, Pa., a son of George B. and Mary L. HARTMAN EBY. ;(rest of obit cut off)
Page 2. Xenia - Services for William E. JACKS, 38 of 1028 Emmet dr ., Xenia, who was dead of a heart attack on arrival at Greene Memorial Hospital ,Thursday at 5:35 p.m., will be conducted at Neeld Funeral Home Tuesday at 1 p.m.with burial in Woodland Cemetery. Mr. Jacks had been employed as a truck driver by the Schweman Truck Co, Fairborn; for the last 12 years, and had resided in Springfield before moving to Xenia 8 1/2 years ago. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Rhoda Lucille PHIPPS JACKS; two sons, William E. JAC KSII, and Robert Allen JACKS, and a daughter, Toni JACKS, all at home; a brother, Rudolph JACKS of Vallejo, Calif; two half brothers Virgil HANER of Chickasaw ,Okla., and Richard HANER of Cleveland, and two half sisters, Naomi and Mrs. Marlene OVERHOLSER of Springfield.
Page 8a. Services for William E. COOPER, 59, of 1841 Michigan av., will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the John W. Patterson Funeral Home with the Rev. T. J. DeGraphenreed in charge. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Monday. Mr. Cooper, a veteran of World War II, died in Veterans Hospital, Dayton, O. , at3:40 a.m. Friday. He was a Springfield native.
Mrs. Ernest PARKER Mrs. Clara RHODERICK PARKER, 93, of 227 E. McCreight ave., died in the Rebekah Hospital at the IOOF Home at 3:30 p.m. Monday following several years of failing health. She was born in Springfield May 5, 1871, the daughter of Henry and Mariah DALIE RHODERICK, and had resided in Springfield all her life. She was a former teacher in the Springfield public school system, and was regarded prior to the time of her death as the oldest living former teacher of the Springfield public school system. She is a Christadelphia by faith. She is survived by her husband, Ernest PARKER, of Springfield; three daughters, Mrs. H.A. PIETZNER of Evansville, Ind., Mrs. George PROSSER of Asheville, N.C. and Mrs. Kenneth JONES of Springfield; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home.
Joseph D. HATFIELD, 54 of 705 N. Plum st., died in City Hospital at 6 pm Tuesday following one week of serious illness. He was born in Springfield, December 7, 1910, the son of Harry and Bertha BAKER HATFIELD, and had resided in Springfield all his life. He was assistant superintendent at Ferncliff cemetery and had been associated with the cemetery for the past 15 years. He was a member of the Ohio Cemetery Association. He was also a member of Anthony Lodge No. 455 F. and A.M., and the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Dayton. He is survived by his widow, Frances; a daughter, Mrs. Janet HIXON; two sons, J. Richard and Michael HATFIELD, all of Springfield; two grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Bertha HATFIELD of Springfield and a brother, Dr. E. M. HATFIELD of Waukesha, Wis. The body was taken to Richards Memorial Home.
Mrs. Freda JUNG, 67, of 4836 Westmont Drive, wife of John JUNG, who survives, died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in Mercy Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. JUNG, a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, and member of the Altar Rosary Sodality of the parish, was born in Bainbridge, Ohio March 1, 1897, a daughter of Joseph and May (Sherrow) ALEXANDER. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include a son, George C. JUNG of Santa Clara, California; a daughter, Mrs. Marion (Audrey) ARMSTRONG of Springfield; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. The body was taken to the O'Brien-Kenney Funeral Home.
Page 6 A. Mrs. Florence May LECRONE, 87, of 1536 W. High St. died in residence at 8:45 p.m. Saturday. She had resided in her present home for the past 65 years. She was born in Clifton, Clark County, O. on Sept 22, 1877, the daughter of Isaac and Amanda MINNICK CANADA, and lived in Springfield most of her life. Whs was a member of First Lutheran Church. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. John M. HARRIS, of Norfolk, VA.; a niece, Mrs. Helen HARRIS, also of Norfolk; a nephew Robert CANADA, of Rocky Mountain, NC. The body was taken to the Woods Funeral Home where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Services in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, in charge of the Rev. Lawrence T. Rugh, of First Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Ronald Quinn Minter, 56, of 2850 Anita dr., died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday in City Hospital. Mr. Minter was born May 31, 1908, in Dayton, the son of William and Daisy Prout Minter. He was manager of the Mike Sells Potato Chip Co. in Springfield, for the past 26 years and was a member of the First United Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Lea Elizabeth; one daughter, Mrs. Andy PARRETT, both of Springfield; his mother Mrs. Daisy B., of North Canton; three brothers, Robert and Joseph, both of Springfield, and John of North Canton; three grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. The body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home.
Burr G. JONES, 89, of South Charleston, Route 1, died about 3:30 pm Sunday in City Hospital following four weeks of ill health. Mr. JONES was born April 23, 1875, in South Vienna, the son of Wallace and Amanda (CLARK) JONES. He was a resident of this area all of his life, and was a Justice of the Peace of Harmony Township for 30 years, a farmer, a caretaker of the South Vienna and Plattsburg Cemeteries, and a member of the United Church of Christ in Plattsburg. His wife, Eathel, preceded him in death March 6, 1963. Survivors include two sons, Robert of Dayton and Wade at home; one daughter, Mrs. Virginia SNELL of Springfield; two grandsons, one step-granddaughter, and six step-great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the Ingling Funeral Home, South Charleston, where friends may call after 2 pm Tuesday. Services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home. Burial will be in South Vienna Cemetery. Additional Information submitted by Amber Bers840@aol.com: The listed address for deceased was the mailing address, he never actually lived in S. Charleston. Wallace JONES was actually William Wallace JONES. My dad says Burr's son Wade was actually the cemetery caretaker.
Charles F. SOMBERGER, 86, a retired farmer of Elmore, died Saturday afternoon in the Riverside Home, Ottawa county where he had been a resident since August 1964. He had been ill nine months. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 PM in the R.F. Myers mortuary here by the Rev. Luther Redmon of the Elmore Christian Church. Burial will be in Union cemetery. Mr. Sornberger was employed by the New York Central railroad during Word War II. He was married November 18 1920 to Lena COLLISON in Springfield, Ohio. She died in 1926. A daughter, Kathryn, died in 1944. Surviving are a sister and brother, Mrs. Edith AMES, Elmore and Louis H. STRECK, Seattle, Washington.
Mrs. Blanche MORRISON, 71, of 21 S. Lowry av., died in Mercy Hospital at 10 a.m. Saturday following an illness of only a few days. She was born in Clark County on Aug. 11, 1893, the daughter of Andrew and Sarah RUST MILLER. Mrs. MORRISON was the widow of the late Floyd MORRISON. she attended Covenant Presbyterian Church and resided almost all of her life in Clark County. Survivors are one daughters, Mrs. Clarence CIRCLE, of Springfield, Route 3; two sisters, Mrs. Edward FIESSINGER, of Springfield, and Mrs. Byron STEINMETZ of Miami, Fla; one brother, Calvin MILLER, of Springfield; one granddaughter, Mrs. Donald CRINKEY of Springfield. The body was removed to the Richards Memorial Home where friends may call from Monday noon. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the memorial home. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Pg 8. South Charleston--Carl B. KISSELL, 60, a native of South Charleston and a licensed funeral director and embalmer, collapsed and died of a heart attack Thursday afternoon in Bryan where he resided. Mr KISSELL was a graduate of South Charleston High School, attended Wittenberg University and the University of Cincinnati School of Engineering. He was graduated from the Cincinnati College of Embalming and at one time was a partner in the Kissell-Cretors Funeral Home at Bryan. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Methodist Church here and Fielding Masonic Lodge No. 192. Mr KISSELL was born Oct. 3, 1904, a son of Charles and Emma BAYLESS KISSELL. Surviving are his widow, Marjorie; a son, Charles of Bryan; his mother who resides in South Charleston, and three sisters, Mrs Margaret WOOSLEY of London, Miss Edna KISSELL in Florida, and Miss Lucille KISSELL at home. Friends may call at the Ingling Funeral Home from 4 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday and funeral services will be conducted there at 4 p.m. Saturday. The body will then be taken to Bryan for funeral services and burial Monday.