O. Calvin Pencil, 73, of 4796 Dialton Road, farmer and lifelong resident of Clark County, died at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday in Mercy Hospital after a few hours of illness. Born September 23, 1895 in Clark County, the son of Elmer and Flora McFarland Pencil, he was a member of the First Church of God. Mr. Pencil is survived by his wife, Lillie; five daughters, Mrs. Catherine Haulman of Urbana, Mrs. Carol Rhonemus and Mrs. Luetta Haulman, both of Springfield, Mrs. Emma Johnson of Seattle, Washington, and Mrs. Velma Taber of North Hampton; seven sons, Albert and Robert of Springfield, Harley of Urbana, and Charles, Dean, Jerry and Doug of North Hampton; 39 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Wollum of Springfield, Mrs. Gladys Free of New Carlisle, Mrs. Ethel Kaffenbarger of North Hampton, and Mrs. Hulda Koon of Anderson, Indiana; two brothers, Herbert of Springfield and Edgar of North Hampton. Mr. Pencil's body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Church of God by the Rev. Harold Boyer, pastor. His body will lie in state one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in Myers Cemetery, North Hampton.
Pg. 6 Wesley H. AULT, Sr., 81 of 502 Rice st., a retired employee of the William Bayley Co., died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday in Community Hospital. He had been in failing health for two years and seriously ill the last month. Mr. Ault had lived in Springfield for the last 60 years. Born Dec. 11, 1887, in Marion, he was the son of William and Melissa FRALICK AULT. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Helen; two sons, Paul and Wesley, Jr., both of Springfield; one daughter, Mrs. Irwin (Louise) DAVIS of Springfield; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He was the last survivor of his immediate family. His body was taken to Littleton Funeral Home . Services will be held at l:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Murphy, pastor of the First United Church of Christ, in charge. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
Elmer L. FRYANT, 67, of Alexandria, Va., formerly of Springfield, died at 5:20 p.m. Monday in a hospital in Alexandria. He was born Aug. 8, 1901 in Ohio, the son of Elmer M. and Mary HAEGELE FRYANT. Survivors include a son, John L., of Alexandria, Va. Graveside services will be held at the Glen Haven Memorial Gardens at 12:30 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Leonard Mann, pastor of the High Street United Methodist Church will officiate.
Michael C. ANDERSON, 74, of 2130 S. Limestone st., was pronounced dead at his home at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday according to the Fire Division emergency squad. He had been in failing health for two years. He was born April 7, 1894, in Wolfe County, Ky., the son of Robert F. and Haney ARNETT ANDERSON, and had lived here 47 years. Mr. ANDERSON was a retired dairy farmer and a retired employee of the William Bayley Co. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Lewis County, Ky. Survivors include his wife, Audrey; four daughters, Mrs. Rena DENBOW and Mrs. Glenna PRESTON, both of Springfield, Mrs. Wanda EVANS of Urbana and Mrs. Nora Fae SHAKRO of New Carlisle; three sons, Courtney L., Earl D, and Wayne all of Springfield; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. His body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home.
Page 10. Frank J. BARCLAY, 80, of 405 Bellevue Av., a Springfield resident for more than 50 years, died at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in Community Hospital after several years of failing health. A member of the Columbus Avenue United Methodist Church, Mr. Barclay was a retired employee of Ox Fiber Brush, Co., Frederick Md where he resided for a number of years. He was born Nov. 4, 1888 in Chillicothe. Surviving are his wife, Bertha A. WHITTINGTON BARCLAY; a daughter, Mrs. Donna B. HUFFER of Middletown, Md; three grandchildren, Donna Jean HUFFER, David Barclay Huffer, and Marvin Lee HUFFER of Middletown, and two nieces and two nephews. Mr. Barclay's body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home where Rev. Frank L. Cross, pastor of the Columbus Avenue United Methodist Church, will conduct services at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Charles C. (Beans) ANTHONY, 62, of 725 Orchard Place, a bus driver for Springfield Transit Inc. died unexpectedly Sunday at Beverly Hospital in Montebello, California. Mr. ANTHONY, who was vacationing in California, was born Nov. 4, 1906 in Union Furnace, O., the son of Marion and Cynthia DUFFEY ANTHONY. He is survived by his mother of El Cajon, California.; his wife Martha; two sons, Jerry Robert of New Carlisle and Charles Earl, now serving in the USMS in North Carolina; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Lula) DAVEY of Northridge and Mrs. Arthur (Katherine) Wilson of Springfield; two brothers, Oliver of Siddell, La., and Billie of Enon, and two grandchildren Shari and Penni ANTHONY of New Carlisle. Mr. ANTHONY's body was taken to the Woods-Allgier Funeral Home where friends may call from 2 to 9 PM Wednesday. Services will be held at 2 PM Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. Gene Hodges, pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran Church of New Carlisle in charge. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.
LAKEVIEW- Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Whitman Brothers Funeral Home, Dayton, for Mrs. Burt (Emma) Ryan, 85, Lakeview, Route 2, who died Sunday afternoon at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine. She was admitted on January 17. She was born in Dayton, July 15, 1883, a daughter of Will and Mary SCHOELER KIRSCH. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs Ruth ERHART, Mesa, Arizona, and a son, Lawrence RYAN, Lakeview, Route 2. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton.
BELLFONTAINE - Funeral services will be held at 1 P.M. Wednesday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home here for James Lewis Tillman, 63, Bellefontaine, who died Sunday evening at Mary Rutan Hospital. He was admitted on February 27. He was born in Logan County, June 18, 1905, a son of Louis F. amd Mary Belle McClure Tillman. He was married November 25, 1929 in Detroit, Mich. to Marguerite Melissa Anderson, who survives with one brother, Paul Tillman, Bellefontaine ; three sisters, Mrs. S. W. Jackson, Bellefontaine, Mrs. Lloyd Burkholder, Fort Myers, Florida and Mrs. H. H. Pryor, Bellefontaine; a half-brother, Harrison Tillman, Springfield and two half-sisters, Mrs. George Reams, Zanesfield and Mrs. Alfred Braden, Belle Center, Route 2. Burial will be in Zanesfield Cemetery.
Peter SCHEERSCHMIDT, 77, of the Bancroft Hotel, a lifelong Springfield
resident and retired employee of the International Harvester Co., was
found dead in his residence Monday morning. He had apparently been dead
for several days and death was attributed to natural causes.
A member of St. Johns Lutheran Church and U.S. Army veteran of World War
I, Mr. SCHEERSCHMIDT , was born in Springfield , Jan 3,1892, the son of
Ernest and Anna SCHRAMM SCHEERSCHMIDT.
His wife, Mina, died in 1962, and he is survived by a number of nieces
and nephews. Mr. SCHEERSCHMIDT'S body was taken to the Conroy Funeral
Home where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Wednesday.
Services will be conducted at 10 am Thursday in the funeral home by the
Rev. Kay M. Glaesner, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church. Burial will be
in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Clarence E. SNELL, Sr., 65, of 1510 W, Mulberry St., collapsed and died at Speco Division of Kelsey-Hayes Co., 1205 W. Columbia St., Tuesday at 11:30 am. Mr. SNELL had been a life-long resident of Springfield, and had been employed for the past 18 years by Speco. He was born in Springfield on March 30, 1903, the son of Adam and Emma SNELL. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mildred (MOORE) SNELL; two sons, Clarence E., Jr., of Springfield, and Richard A. of Princeton N.J.; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth SAUM, Mrs. Dorothy HANNA and Mrs. Edna PETERS, all of Dayton; four brothters, Charles of Springfield, Harry and Arthur of Dayton, and Paul of New Carlisle; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services wil be held at 3 pm Thursday at the Littleton Funeral Home, with the Rev. Harry Chasteen, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm Wednesday. Additional Information submitted by Amber Bers840@aol.com: Paul SNELL lived in Springfield, New Carlisle Pk.
Mrs. Minna May GORDON, 84 wife of George W. GORDON, of 3756 Troy Rd, died in the Odd Fellows Home at 12:15 a.m. Saturday. She was born on March 17, 1884, in Tremont City, Ohio, the daughter of Samuel M. and Mary BARE XANDERS, and had resided in Clark county all of her life. She had been a resident of the Odd Fellow Home since October 1966, and was a member of the United Church of Christ in Lawrenceville. Surviving is her husband, George W. GORDON, and one brother Paul XANDERS, of Springfield; several nieces and nephews.
Services for Mrs. Della E. Conner, 77, of 2341 Home City Rd., will be held in the Jackson Lytle and Coffman Funeral Home with the Rev Harold Boyer, pastor of the First Church of God, in charge. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Sunday. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Mrs. CONNER died at 6:30 am Saturday in Community Hospital. She was born Feb. 27, 1892, in Yellow Springs, the daughter of William Asa and Emma Jane SHOPE BOOLMAN. Mrs. CONNER was a member of the First Church of God. Survivors include her husband, Jess; four sons, Elder F LONEY, Homer L. LONEY, and Eugene C. LONEY all of Springfield, and Richard L. LONEY of Hamilton; two sisters, Mrs. Helen SCHAAL and Mrs. Mary HERRING, both of Springfield; 18 grandchildren; three great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Pall bearers will be Dan LONEY, John LONEY, Carl LONEY, Chris LONEY, Francis FREELAND, and Chester CADWELL.
John Franklin SWAYNE, 70, of 819 Sycamore St., Washington C.H., father of two Springfield men, died at 3 pm Friday in Greene County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Adams County on Nov 4, 1898, and resided in Holland County, near Leesburg, until moving to Washington C.H. in 1945. After retiring from farming, he worked in a lumber yard for 15 years. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and attended the Hardins Creek Friends Church. Surviving is his wife, Myrtle; two daughters, Lena of Columbus and Betty of Atlanta, GA.; five sons, Cassius and Robert both of Springfield, Paul of Columbus and Hugh of Washington C.H., John of Greenfield; 12 grandchildren; a son, LeRoy, died in California in 1960. His body was taken to the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home, Washington C.H. where friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm Sunday. Services at 1:30 pm Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. Wolford of the Washington C.H. Baptist Church in charge. Burial will be in the Washington C.H. Cemetery.
Mrs. Cora A. JUNG, 82, of 1809 Highland Avenue, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sharon View Nursing Home, South Vienna, following six months of illness. She was born Jun22, 1886, the daughter of John and Margaret (Hotz) USTLER, and resided here all her life. She was a charter member of Grace Lutheran Church and a member of Ladies of Grace Bible Studies Group. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Martha BUCK of Topeka, Kansas, Mrs. Jane HEDINGER of Wheeling, West Virginia, and Mrs. Eva PIERCE of Springfield; one sister, Mrs. Margaret HOHLMAYER of Springfield; two brothers, John and Clarence USTLER of Apopka, Florida; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Peter, died in November, 1968, and a son, Jerome died in June, 1968. Mrs. JUNG'S body was taken to Conroy Funeral Home where friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home by the Rev. Don Gillhouse, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Dominican Sisters of the Sick Poor.
Additional Information - This is the date of death not newspaper date. Vietnam Victim's Services Are Set. Funeral services for Marine Corps Pfc. William D. BLOOMFIELD, 20, of 4264 Rebert Pike, who was killed in action in South Vietnam less than two months after he arrived in the war zone will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Jackson, Lytle and Coffman Funeral Home, with the Rev. Leo Buschur, pastor of the First Baptist church of Enon, officiating. Friends may call in the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve ARNOLD, Carter FELTNER, Ed LORENTZ, Raymond RITCHIE, Kent CLARK, Alan WENTZ, Ralph WADE and Steve SHAFFNER. Pfc. BLOOMFIELD'S father, William, said a telegram from the Department of Defense reported his son was killed Monday, June 2, in a clash eight miles south of Da Nang in the Quang Nam Province. A 1967 graduate of Greenon High School, Pfc. BLOOMFIELD entered military service Oct. 3, 1968, and arrived in Vietnam April 6. At Greenon he was a member of the varsity football and baseketball teams. Survivors other than his parents, William and Beulah M. Bloomfield of the Rebert pike address include a brother, Thomas Ernest; two sisters, Kathy Ann and Brenda; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest WARD of Cincinnati and his paternal grandfather, Thomas BLOOMFIELD of Cincinnati. Submitted by Beulah BLOOMFIELD (Bloom3123@aol.com). Photo available.
Ralph Edward ZIRKLE, 70, of the Ridgewood Nursing Home, died at 8:30 am Sunday following five years of failing health. He was a well-known figure in music and a teacher of many young pianists in the Springfield area. Mr ZIRKLE had a wide musical background, was the former operator of the Zirkle Music Studio and originator of the Zirkle Music Club. He studied piano at the Wittenberg College School of Music and in New York under Leroy Lambert. A graduate of the American Conservatory in Chicago, Mr ZIRKLE studied in Paris at the Paris Conservatory and in Florence, Italy. He had also served as a judge for the National Piano Teachers' Guild and toured the country with performances for a number of years. Mr ZIRKLE was also former owner of the old Huffman homestead on Lower Valley pk. In appreciation for his services, the Memorial Hall piano has been dedicated to Ralph ZIRKLE. Mr ZIRKLE was born in Springfield July 18, 1898, the son of Forrest and Effie HUFFMAN ZIRKLE, and lived in Springfield all his life. He was a member of the First United Church of Christ and St Andrew's Lodge No. 619 F and AM. His body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home where friends may call from 7 to 9 pm Monday and from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm Tuesday. Services will be held at 1:30 pm Wednesday in the memorial home by the Rev Dr Kenneth Murphy, pastor of the First United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the First United Church of Christ.
Mrs. Minnie A. STRITCH, 81, of 1445 Delynn Dr., Centerville, who lived in Springfield most of her life, died unexpectedly at 1:30 p.m. in a Centerville physician's office. She was the wife of John M. STRITCH, city auditor from 1939 through the mid-1940's. He died April 15, 1959. Born in St Henry March 27, 1888, the daughter of Frank and Philomena HERMANN ROMER, she was a member of St Raphael Church. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Robert (Helen) KUNK; Mrs. James (Marjorie) FAHY; and Mrs. Thomas (Mary Kathryn) BOYLE, all of Springfield, Mrs. Frank (Betty) MCCANN of Fairborn, Mrs. William (Eileen) HARPER of Helena, Mont.; two sons, Jack R. STRITCH of Springfield and James H. of Centerville, with whom she lived; 19 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; a brother, Louis ROMER of Ensenada, Mex.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. STRITCH's body was taken to the Conroy Funeral Home where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Concelebrated High Mass will be sung at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Raphael Church, followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery. Prayers for the departed will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Mrs. David L. STICKLE. Mrs. Lena STICKLE, 67, of 2618 Arthur rd., a resident of Clark County for 47 years, died in Mercy Hospital at 6:35 p.m. Saturday following several years of failing health. She was born in Jackson County March 18, 1902, a daughter of William and Jane WILSON RICHARDS. In addition to her husband, David Leroy Stickle, she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Betty DENNIS, Mrs. Louise RUNYAN, Mrs. Imogene COX and Mrs. Patty WILLIAMS, all of Springfield; five sons, John Finley address unknown, David STICKLE of California, Bill STICKLE, Bob STICKLE and Ronald (Butch) STICKLE, all of Springfield; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and four sisters, Mrs. Ella ELKINS of Wellston, Mrs. Stella DIXON of Coalton, Mrs. Millie SEMORE of Columbus and Mrs. Hattie FRENCH of Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Richards Memorial Home, with the Rev. Clifford Corns officiating. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Jerry SLATTERY, 72, formerly of Mound st, South Charleston, and a former employee of the Greene County Gravel Co., died at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Brown Veterans Hospital, Dayton. He was born Mar. 5, 1897 the son of James and Margaret DENEEN SLATTERY. He was a member of the St. Charles Church, South Charleston. Survivors include a brother, Walter of Troy, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Ingling Funeral Home, South Charleston, after 3 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Charles Church with burial in St. Charles Cemetery.
Page 8A. Mrs. Barbara WHITTINGTON LEBLANC, 37, Springfield native and former resident, died in her home in New Orleans, La., at 2:15 p.m., Saturday following three months of serious illness. She had been employed as office manager for Station WSMB, New Orleans, until her illness. She was born in Springfield on June 17, 1932 and attended Springfield South, graduating in 1950. She attended Wittenberg where she was affiliated with Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She also attended Bowling Green State University. While in Springfield, Mrs. LeBlanc was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and was active in Civic Theater. Survivors include her husband, Richard; two sons, Dennis and William, both of New Orleans; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Roger WHITTINGTON; three sisters. Mrs. Fred (Shirley) NEUHARDT, Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) BRADLEY, and Mrs. Harold (Vicki) MCCOY, all of Springfield. Services will be held Sunday in the Lewis Muhleisen Funeral Home, New Orleans, and burial will be in New Orleans. The family requests that memorial gifts be made to the American Cancer Society.
Local Man Killed, Five Hurt in Wyoming Crash -- Frank J. McLean, 45, of 1847 Quincy rd., was killed and his wife and four children injured in a two-car accident Monday near Cody. Wyo. Mr. McLean was reportedly killed instantly in the accident, which occurred 15 miles east of Cody, on U.S. 20 at 2 p.m. His wife, Dorothy, 43, who was driving the auto, was listed in "satisfactory" condition at West park hospital in Cody. A daughter, Marilyn Sue, 16, sustained a broken leg and ribs; two sons, James F., 13, and Fred, 8, suffered fractured skulls, and another daughter, Joann, 8 also was injured. The Wyoming State Highway Patrol identified the drive of the second auto as Robert W. Roth, 32, of Glenview, Ill. He, his wife and their two children reportedly escaped serious injury. The park County coroner said the McLean auto was headed east when Mrs. McLean apparently lost control on a downhill curve and missed the turn. The car spun sideways and was struck broadside by the westbound Roth auto. Mr. McLean was on the passenger side of the front seat. The McLeans had been vacationing in the West and were heading home a family member said. Mr. McLean, a computer systems analyst at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, had three daughters at home, Donna Jane, 18, Mrs. Mark (Julie) Dever, 22 and Mrs. Peggy Ann Sims, 20. Mrs. Dever had just returned from West Germany, where her husband is stationed in the Army. She had been overseas for two year and returned with her young son. An autopsy is to be performed in Cody Tuesday and Mr. McLean's body will be brought to the Conroy Funeral Home. Born in Springfield Aug. 29 1923, a son of Fred L. and Lillian Ostermann McLean, he was a lifelong resident of the community and had been employed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for 20 years, having received an "outstanding performance" rating March 8. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, where he was active in the church choir, the Holy name Society, K of C Council No. 624, and a Navy veteran of World War II. A graduate of Catholic Central High School and Dyke and Spencerian Business College, Cleveland, his major hobby was color photography. For the past two years he took the grand prize for color slides at the Clark County Fair. Other survivors include tow sisters, Mrs. Florence Gibson of Springfield and Mrs. Rosalyn Keifer of Mt. Clemens, Mich.; five brothers, John, William T., Robert and Joseph of Springfield and Edward of Dayton; one grandson and a number of nieces and nephews. A brother, Fred, and sister, Mrs. Mary Jung preceded him in death.
Mrs. Lucille V. JUNG, 60, of 1125 W. High Street, died at 7:50 am Tuesday in Mercy Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. JUNG was born November 24, 1908 in Springfield, the daughter of William D. and Cora (KRAMER) CALHOUN, and resided here all her life. She was formerly employed as a saleslady by the Garrigan Office Supply and Equipment Company. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Betty HUFFMAN and Mrs. Kathy REAMS, both of Springfield; a son, L.R. (Dick) JUNG of Springfield; a sister Esther CALHOUN, and a brother, Elmer CALHOUN, of Springfield; five grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. Her body was taken to the Conroy Funeral Home, where friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Services are to be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home in charge of Rev. Lawrence Rugh, pastor of the First Lutheran Church. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Word was received here Monday of the death July 25 of Alvin J. SWARTZBAUGH of Pasadena, Calif. Mr. Swartzbaugh was born and reared in Clark County. He was the son of Jacob and Amanda SWARTZBAUGH. For the last six years he had made a home with his daughter in Catawba Island, Calif. Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth EHINGER of Avalon, Calif.; a granddaughter, Betty MOYERS; a great grandson, Marc, Both of Lompoc, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Inez SAMPSON of Miami, Fla., and several nieces in Springfield. A nephew, Floyd SWARTZBAUGH of Pasadena, preceded him in death. His wife, Hazel preceded him in death in May 1962. Services and burial were in Pasadena, Calif.
Charles W. PARISH, 73, of 580 S. Bird Rd., died at 11:55 p.m. Thursday in Community Hospital following several months of failing health. He was born February 13, 1896, in Clark county, the son of George W., Sr., and Emma SIVETS PARISH and had lived here all of his life. Mr. PARISH was an employee of the Parish Coal and Feed Co. for over 30 years. He retired a year and a half ago. Survivors include one sone, Raymond W. of Lancaster, Calif., two daughters, Mrs. Wilma (June) COTTINGHAM and Mrs. John (Karol J.) MILLER, both of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Ida MANN and Mrs. Bessie ATHEY, both of Springfield; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. His body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home.
Page 6. Latrell L WISEMAN, 81, of 639 E Southern av, died at 9:50 am Friday in Community Hospital following eight weeks of serious illness. He was retired from the Lloyd and Wiseman Market and had been a Springfield resident for 23 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He was born in Lawrence County Jan 16, 1888, the son of Charles A and Martha STEWART WISEMAN. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Hilda J QUICK of Springfield, Mrs. Lillian YOUNG of Dayton, and Mrs. Grace COMSTOCK of Cincinnati; one son, Russell WISEMAN of Springfield ; three sisters, Mrs. Louise HANKINS of Port Clinton Mrs. Phyllis MANNON of Scottstown and Mrs. Ruth IRISH of Owensboro, Ky ; 11 grandchildren and eight-great-grandchildren. His body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home where friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm Sunday and Monday. Services will be held at 1:30 pm Tuesday in the Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev R R Garrett, pastor, in charge. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Page 6. Mrs. Minnie STEWART, 88, widow of Fred STEWART, died in Phillips Nursing Home, 802 S Limestone st, at 5 pm Monday following two years of failing health. Her husband died in 1936. In her early life, she had made three trips from Kentucky to Texas via covered wagon. She was born in Hopkinsville, Ky, Sept 5,1881, a daughter of Ben T and Georgia LONG FIELDS. She had lived in Springfield the last 34 years. She was a member of Palestine Baptist Church, Lawrence County. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Stacy (Winifred) LLOYD of Springfield; two sons, Benzel [Denzel] of Denver, Colo, and Cecil STEWART of Yucaipa, Calif; 10 grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Agnes BOLIVER of Hedley, Tex, and Mrs. Maggie KEETON of Lubbock, Tex. Her body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home.
Page 6. Services for Charles Oliver CLINE, 84, of 127 N Plum st, will be held Wednesday at 3 pm in the Richards Memorial Home. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. CLINE died at 7 pm Sunday in Mercy Medical Center. He was born in Highland County April 5, 1885, a son of Claude and Phoebe CREEMER CLINE. He had lived in Springfield a number of years. Survivors include four nieces, Mrs. Velma CURRY of Springfield, Mrs. Mae TURNER of Kettering, Mrs. Mildred MYERS of Beatty and [rest of obituary is missing]
Funeral services for Coral O. BALLENTINE, 74, of 4033 Vance Road, Urbana, who died at 1:25 a.m. Sunday in Mercy Memorial Hospital, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Neff-Walter Funeral Home. The Rev. William Turner, pastor of the Terre Haute United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Terre Haute Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. A veteran of World War I and a retired employee of the Mast-Foos Manufacturing Co., Inc. of Springfield, he was born March 5, 1895 in Champaign County, the son of Cyrus and Anna SHAFFER BALLENTINE. He was a member of the Terre Haute United Methodist Church, the Junior Order of United American Mechanics of Terre Haute and Disabled American Veterans of Urbana. Survivors are four brothers, Guston and Clark, both of Springfield and Paul and Calvin, both of Jamestown, two sisters, Mrs. Viola DUNCAN of North Hampton and Mrs. Waldo (Frieda) STEVENS of Urbana route four; a half-brother, Franklin of Springfield; and a half-sister, Mrs. Mary Jane MCNIER of Springfield. His wife, Emily, died Jan. 16, 1969. The Jr. OUAM will hold services at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Mrs Bertha HARRIS , 65, wife of Orville L HARRIS of 315 Roosevelt Dr, died Wednesday following three weeks of illness,. Mrs Harris was the former manager of the Hat Bar in Wren's and a former employee of the Springfield Credit Bureau. Mrs Harris was born Oct 20, 1903, in Clark county, the daughter of Henry A and Louisa (EIPPER) EVILSIZOR . She was a member of the Lagonda United Methodist Church, Ohio State Mother's Club, and an active member of the Womans' Society of World Service. Survivors other than her husband include one daughter, Mrs John (Anna Lou) NORRIS , 2111 Clifton Ave; one son, attorney Richard O HARRIS of Urbana; one sister, Mrs Carl (Geneva) WILLIAMS of Springfield, and nine grandchildren. Her body was taken to the Woods-Allgier funeral home where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Lagonda United Methodist Church by the Rev Gerald Geiger, pastor. Her body will be in state in the church one hour prior ro the services. Burial will be in Terre Haute cemetery.
Mrs. Josephine SUMMERS, 78, of 1115 South Belmont Avenue, died in the New Horizon Nursing Home at 8:20 p.m. Friday, following several months of failing health. She was the widow of the late James F. SUMMERS, who died in Springfield in 1957. A member of the First Church of God, and the Rose City Grandmothers Club, she had lived here the last 52 years. She was also a member of the International Mailbag Club and the Reid Club. Mrs. SUMMERS was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, September 9, 1891, the daughter of Abel and Nancy MCGARY SNYDER. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Shirley SHEPARD and Mrs. Betty HARMSON of Springfield; three sons, Frank and James Marvin SUMMERS of Springfield, and Quinton of Kentucky; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie DAVENPORT of Springfield and Mrs. Nell ROBERTS of Los Angeles, Calif.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her body was taken to Richards Memorial Home.
Mrs. Vernona DEAN, 76, of 607 Daniel Street, Dayton, died Friday in the residence of a friend in Fort Wayne, Indianan, where she was visiting. She was born March 22, 1893, in Springfield, the daughter of James and Ella BOLEN MCCUDDY. Survivors include one brother, Timothy MCCUDDY of Barstow, Calif.; and one niece, Mrs. Marlene MCCUDDY of Dayton. She was the widow of the late Shirley Faxon DEAN. Her body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home.
Mrs. Elizabeth BRADFORD, 79, of 1560 Kenton st., died in Mercy Hospital at 7:15 p.m. Friday following two years of failing health. Mrs. BRADFORD was born in Clark County March 19, 1890, the daughter of John and Alice BIER STICKLE and had lived in Springfield all her life. Survivors include two daughters Mrs. Helen HANSON of Springfield and Mrs. Gertrude SHAW of Harrisburg; two sons, Floyd W. and George E., both of Springfield; a sister Mrs. Gertrude GRIMSLEY of Springfield; two brothers, Roy STICKLE of Springfield and Henry STICKLE of California; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He body was taken to Richards Memorial Home.
Mrs. Winifred TINGLEY, 67, of 1103 South Fountain Avenue, died in Mercy Hospital at 7:15 p.m. Friday. Mrs. TINGLEY was born in Springfield February 27, 1902, the daughter of Frank and Ella GOE, and had lived in Springfield most of her life. Her husband, Hobard, died in 1964. Survivors include three sons, William, Donald and Jerry, all of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia EVANS and Mrs. June NOKES; a sister, Mrs. Mary MCAFEE of Springfield; a brother, Ellis GOE, of Saratoga, Florida; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home where friends my call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 4 to 9 p.m. Monday. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the memorial home in charge of the Rev. Lawrence Fry. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Cedarville - Robert WHITE of 17, Elm Street, Cedarville, died Friday in Greene memorial Hospital, Xenia. He was born October 5, 1886 in Clifton County, the son of Nathan and Annie STARKS WHITE. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Wilmington. Survivors include two daughters Mrs. Betty THOMPSON of Xenia and Mrs. Elsie CARR of Old Clifton Road, Springfield; one son, Paul of Cedarville; one sister, Mrs. Eva ROCKHOLD of Columbus; 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Services are set for Monday at 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home, Cedarville. Burial will be in Massie Creek Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mrs. Elizabeth BRADFORD, services for Mrs. Elizabeth Bradford, 79, of 1560 Kenton st., will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Richards Memorial Home in charge of the Rev. Frank Miesse. Burial will be in Vale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday. Mrs. BRADFORD died in Mercy Hospital at 7:15 p.m. Friday following two years of failing health.
Jess K. GAUGH, 61, of 10666 Kendig Road, New Carlisle, died in his residence at 5 p.m. Friday. He was born an August 14, 1908 in Covington, Kentucky, the son of Frederick A. and Clara Mae SIMPSON and was a representative of the Fairchild Hill Corporation. He was a member of the Medway Church of Christ. Surviving is his wife, Clara Mae, at home, and a son, Harry, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; his mother, Mrs. Clara Mae GAUGH of Indianapolis, Indiana; a sister, Miss Helen GAUGH of Indianapolis; an aunt, Miss Grace GAUGH of Covington, Kentucky. Friends may call at the Trostel-Chapman Funeral Home from 10 a.m. Sunday to 3 p.m. Sunday. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home, then his body will be taken to the Shirley Brothers, Irving Hill Chapel, Indianapolis, Indiana, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. Graveside services will be held in Washington Park Cemetery, Indianapolis at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
James DUFFY, 86, of 1300 S.W. 30th Avenue, Miami, Florida, a Springfield resident most of his life, died Friday in the Doctor's Hospital, Plantation Key, Florida. He was born February 2, 1883, in Scotland, the son of James and Susan COOK Duffy and was a retired conductor for the D.T. and I. Railroad. Survivors include a daughter Mrs. Roy SPEAKMAN of Miami, Florida; a son, James E. Duffy of Deerfield Beach, Florida; on sister, and two brothers. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Van Orsdel Coral Gables Mortuary. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Park Cemetery, Miami, Florida.
Mrs. Della SANDERS, 50, of 122 Prairie Avenue, died in Community Hospital at 9 p.m. Saturday. Among immediate survivors is her husband, E. Ray SANDERS. Her body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home.
Funeral services for S Sgt Ralph EVILSIZOR, 37, of 549 Portage Path, Springfield, who was killed in action last Thursday near the Cambodian Border in South Vietnam, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Richards Memorial Home in Springfield. Survivors include his wife, Janet; his parents, Ralph and Harriett (WALKE) EVILSIZOR of Irwin; four sisters and five brothers.
Page 3. Mrs. Jennie M. BRAME, 71, of 4754 Old Clifton rd., died at 1:25 a.m. Tuesday in the Ridgewood Nursing Home following one year and nine months of failing health. She was born Sept. 30, 1898, in Springfield Township, the daughter of Emanuel Jacob and Anna Marie GERMAN MARTIN and had lived here all of her life. Mrs. BRAME was a member of Third Lutheran Church, the Gleaner's Class of the Church and the Dayton League of Hard of Hearing. Her husband, Walter Albert BRAME, preceded her in death July 15, 1968. Survivors include three brothers, Ernest of Columbus, Walter of Mechanicsburg, Route 1, and Clarence of Fond-Du-Lac, Wis.; 17 nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Barbara DILLINGHAM, Mrs. Marjorie RICE, Mrs. Leona BELCHER and Mrs. Mildred PENDLETON, all of Springfield. Her body was taken to the Littleton Funeral home where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home in charge of the Rev. John FLETCHER, pastor of the Third Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Joseph LEMMONS, Heating Company Associate, Dies Joseph J. LEMMONS, 60 of 820 Cedar st., and associate with the firm of Lemmons and Associates Heating and Air Conditioning CO., for the past 17 years, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in Mercy Hospital shortly after being admitted. He was born Oct. 2, 1909, in Jeffersonville, the son of Jeremiah and Mary RYAN LEMMONS and had resided in Springfield most of his life. Mr. LEMMONS was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society of the Parish. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 3937, formerly a member of the Board of Catholic Charities, director of the Parish News Associates and a member of the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers. Mr. LEMMONS was formerly associated with the Ohio Fuel Gas co., for 12 years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Katherine; three sons, William and Robert, both of Springfield, and Joseph, Jr., of Dallas, Tex.; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Delores) FISCHER of Dayton and Mrs. Robert (Mary) PARRETT of Camp LeJuene, N. C., one sister, Mrs. Jeff (Lucille) MCGEE of Middletown; eight grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. His body was taken to the Conroy Funeral Home where friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Requiem High Mass will be sung at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Church. Devotional services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery.
George Emory ARTHUR, 43, of South Charleston, died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Columbus West Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack while at work as a lineman near London, O. Mr. Arthur was an employee of the Ohio Edison Co., a member of the South Charleston United Methodist Church, Fielding Masonic Lodge No. 192 of South Charleston, the Power Club and the Quarterback Club of South Charleston. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U. S. Marine Corps. Mr. Arthur was born Dec. 20, 1925, in Logan County, the son of Emery and Bessie Holt Arthur. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo; one son, Darrell, and a daughter, Waneffa, both at home. Three step-daughters, Mrs. Linda ROACH of Springfield, Mrs. Jackie MYERS of South Charleston and Airman 1/c Katherine UBRY with the U. S. Air Force in Texas; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emery Arthur of DeGraff; three sisters; Mrs. Mary Katherine Smith of DeGraff, Mrs. Dianna KING of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. Barbara HOUNCHELL of Urbana. His body was taken to the Ingling Funeral Home, South Charleston, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home and Fielding Lodge will hold services at 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Pg 4. South Charleston - Mrs Emma BAYLESS KISSELL, 93, of South Charleston, died at 11:35p.m. Wednesday at her residence. She was born July 16, 1876, in Urbana, the daughter of Nelson and Lydia BAYLESS. Her husband, Charles MCCLURE KISSELL, preceded her in death in 1950, and a son, Carl BAYLESS KISSELL, preceded her in death in 1965. Mrs. KISSELL was a member of the South Charleston United Methodist Church, was a Past Matron of the Eastern Star and was a member of the Monday Night Club. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Margaret) WOOSLEY of London, Lucille, at home, and Edna of Oscala, Fla.; one nephew, Robert BAYLESS of Deerfield, Ill.; several nieces and nephews; two grandsons, G. David WOOSLEY of Mt. Lakes, N.J., and First Lt. Charles FOWLER KISSELL of Ft Devens, Mass., and three great-grandchildren. Her body was taken to the Ingling Funeral Home, South Charleston.
Page 4: Mrs. Frank THOMAS-New Carlisle-Services for Mrs. Carol THOMAS, 84, formerly of 10516 Marquart rd., New Carlisle, were Wednesday in the Trostle-Chapman Funeral Home, here. The Rev. Norman Eiler, pastor of the United Methodist Church, Park Layne, officiated. Burial was in New Carlisle Cemetery. Mrs. Thomas died unexpectedly at 5:30 a.m. Monday in the Utopia Nursing Home, Medway, where she had been a patient for one year. Born June 20, 1885 in Union County, she was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Mason HUTCHINSON. Survivors include a son, Franklin L. of New Carlisle, and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret COOKE of Farmersville and Mrs. Jean COLLINS of Quincy.
Mrs. Florence SHAFER BROWN, 79, of 1925 S. Center st., died at 1 a.m. Friday in Mercy Hospital. She was born June 30, 1890, in Springfield, the daughter of Albert and Lydia KREGLOW SHAFER, and had lived here all of her life. Mrs. BROWN was a member of the First Lutheran Church. Her husband, Wilbur, preceded her in death in 1963. Survivors include one niece, Mrs. Merrill (Jeanne) WELLER of Springfield, and several great-nephews and cousins. Her body was taken to the Jackson, Lytle & Coffman Funeral Home. There will be no calling hours in the funeral home. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home in charge of the Rev. David MICHEL. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Page 4. Donald George REAM, 67, of 701 E. Rose st., died at 4:40 a.m. Monday in Mercy Hospital following two months of failing health. He was born Nov. 23, 1902, in Fremont, O., the son of Rolland and Kathrine ZIGLER REAM. He was a 42-year employe of the Western Union Telegraph Co, retiring two years ago. Mr. REAM was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, Robey Lodge F, and A.M. of Monroeville, O., and the Springfield Amateur Radio Club. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; one son, Donald; three granddaughters, Kristine, Kimbery and Kari REAM, all of Springfield. His body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home. Services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Grace Lutheran Church in charge of the Rev. Donald Gillhouse, pastor. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Monroeville, O.
Pg 4. Mrs. Forest F. LEONARD. Mrs. Shirley Jean LEONARD, 41, of 254 Corlington dr., died at 11 p.m. Sunday in her residence following one year of failing health. She was born April 25, 1928 in Springfield, the daughter of Raymond and Clara STENGEL LESLIE and had resided here all her life. (Rest of obit cut off).
Mrs. Helen Lucille MILNER, 53 of 271 Deardorff av., died in Mercy Hospital at 6:25 a.m. Sunday following six weeks illness. She was born in Ludlow Falls, O., Aug 14, 1916 and was the daughter of Harry and Minerva HILDEBRAND BARD and had resided in Springfield for the past 3 years. She is survived by her husband, Arthur MILNER; two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn MINK of Newburg, N.Y.; one son, Harold MILNER of Springfield; one step-daughter, Mrs. Verna Hiesler of Bowling Green; one stepson Ne... MILNER of Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Marily GRIFFITH of Springfield; one brother, Charles BARD of Springfield; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Page 4. Morris (Didd) LEHMANN, 59, of Delphos, O., a graduate of Wittenberg College with the class of 1931, died Friday in his residence there. Mr. LEHMANN operated the LEHMANN Furniture Co. in Delphos. He was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity of Wittenberg. Survivor s include his wife, Martha; one daughters, Mrs. Richard (Diana) IRELAND of Lima; one son, Michael LEHMANN of Delphos, and one sister Mrs. Stanley N. HUSTED o f5515 Springfield-Xenia rd. A sister, Mrs. Fritz (Margaret) KRUEGER, preceded him in death. Services and burial were held Monday in Delphos.
Page 4. Mrs. Helen L. FRANCE, 93, of Chicago, Ill, a former resident and music teacher in Springfield, died at 10 p.m. Sunday in her residence following four years of failing health. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Charlotte) HARRIS of San Francisco, Calif., and Miss Iris FRAN CE with whom she resided, and a number of nieces and nephews including Mrs. Phyllis HAWKINS of Springfield. Her husband, Hilton, preceded her in death. Graveside services and burial will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Ferncliff Cemetery with the Rev. Lawrence Rugh officiating.