Elmer I. ASHBY, 74, of 233 N. Fostoria av., died at 13:30 p.m. Thursday in Community Hospital, where he had been admitted a few hours earlier. He was a retired Springfield postal employe. Mr. ASHBY retired in 1962 as a foreman and supervisor of outgoing mail after 42 years of service at the local Post Office. He was a member of the American Association of Retired People. A resident of Springfield most of his life, he was born in Illinois Arpil 26, 1897, a son of John and Sarah SWANICK ASHBY. Survivors include his wife, the former Edna Kearfott HINKLE; a son, John R. of Port Huron, Mich.; a stepson, Richard E. HINKLE of Milpitas, Calif.; seven sisters, Mrs. Ruth LAWLESS of Xenia, Mrs. Dorothy WHITMER and Mrs. Pat THAYER of Springfield, Mrs. Margaret HAUGHEY of Kettering, Mrs. Marjorie BOCH and Mrs. Sarah HALL of Detroit, and Mrs. Grace HOGAN of Chicago; a brother, Burt of Dayton; four grandchildren, a great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends may call in the Conroy Funeral Home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Services will be conducted there at 10:30 a.m. Saturday by the Rev. Wesley STEDEFELD. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Versailles -- Roscoe F. WEEKS , 76, of Versailles, died at 3:10 p.m. Thursday in Wayne Hospital, Greenville. Survivors include six children, Mrs. Dorothy BLOSSER and James WEEKS , both of Urbana, Mrs. Eugene DANIELS of DeGraff, Miss Louis Jean WEEKS of Kalamazoo, Mich., Robert of Hamilton and William of Versailles; five half-brothers and sisters; 26 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. His body was taken to the Miller-Hill Funeral Home, Versailles, where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, DeGraff.
West Mansfield -- Mrs. Jennie M. WYNN , 91, widow of Charles C. WYNN and former resident of Richwood, died Tuesday night in the Union County Home, Marysville, following a long period of failing health. She was a member of the King's Daughters here and attended the First Baptist Church, Richwood. She was a native of Union County, and a daughter of Samuel and Susan FIELDS BURNSIDE. Her husband died in 1960. Also deceased are a son, three brothers and a sister. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Gladys WADE, Columbus; two sons, Charles L. WYNN , Columbus, and Donald WYNN , Bucyrus, and nine grandchildren. Services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Ballinger Funeral Home at Richwood in charge of the Rev. Lester NORTON. Burial will be in Claiborne Cemetery.
Henry L. ELFNER, 79, of Bellaire Beach, Fla., formerly of Springfield, died Tuesday in Clearwater, Fla. He was born in Springfield and had resided in Indianapolis from 1937 to 1964.He was a retired employee of the International Harvester Co. Survivors include his wife, Anna M.; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur A. MERRIMAN,Mrs. Eugene C. EDWARDS and Mrs. Bernard KORBLEY, all of Indianapolis, Ind.; four sisters, Mrs. Ethel VERMILLION, Mrs. Margaret HOOK and Mrs. Rose GORDON, all of Springfield, Mrs. Clara FAULDERS of Escorse, Mich; one brother Karll ELFNER of Jamestown. His body was taken to the Flanner and Burcham Morturary, Indianapolis, Ind.,where friends may call after 5 p.m. Friday. Services will be held at 10:30a.m. Saturday in the Mortuary. Burial in the Washington Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
Mrs. Alwilda Catherine GRUBE, 76, of 37 Dartmouth rd., died at the Ridgewood Nursing Home at 12:30 p.m. Thursday after five months of illness. She was born in Springfield Aug. 12, 1895, a daughter of Henry and Lillie VIETS GRUBE. She was a member of Auburn Lutheran Church and Rebekal. Circle of Auburn Lutheran Church Women. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Effie PERCHMENT and Mrs. Dorothy KENYON; a brother, Ora GRUBE, and a niece and nephew. Services will be conducted in the Littleton Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. Roland LANGFORD, pastor of Auborn Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Vale Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Xenia --Graveside services were held Friday in Woodland Cemetery for Angelia K. GUTHRIE , stillborn Wednesday night at Greene Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of Teddy W. and Zela Beatrice Kelley GUTHRIE of 366 Bellbrook av. Other survivors include her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James W. KELLEY, Xenia; and Mrs. Northa L. GUTHRIE, Jamestown. Arrangements are by McColaugh Funeral Home.
Mrs. Martha J. HUMSTON, 88, of 227 N. Light st., who along with her husband, William H., on their 69th wedding anniversary in 1970 received a letter from President Richard M. Nixon, died at 8 a.m. Friday in Mercy Medical Center. She had been ill for three weeks. Mrs. HUMSTON was born June 12, 1883, in Wilmington, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John STRATTON and had resided her for the past 55 years. She was a member of the Central United Methodist Church, the Daughters of America, Rebekah Lodge, IOOF, Grandmother's Club and taught ceramics at the Drop-In Center. The letter from President Nixon carried a message from the President and his wife about the many years of happy moments that Mr. and Mrs. HUMSTON must have shared in 69 years of marriage. In 1967 Mr. and Mrs. HUMSTON were named King and Queen of the Golden Wedding observance at the Clark County Fair and in 1968 were named the "Model Grandparents of Clark County" at the Ohio State Fair. Survivors include her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Ruth SEALOCK of Columbus; two grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lois, one son, Hartzell, and one grandchild. Her body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home where friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 Sunday. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home in charge of the Rev. Dale R. BEITTEL, pastor of Central United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
John Milton PENNof Route 2, Otway, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday in his residence. He was the son of Michael and Amelia KOENIG PENN. Survivors include his wife, Burnnie; five children; several grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Howard (Leona) OLIVER of Mt. Orab, O.,; one brother, Homer of Otway; one niece, Mrs. Amelia DAULTON of Selma; two nephews, Jack PENN of Cedarville and David PENN of Clifton. His body was taken to the Burris-Botkin Funeral Home, Otway, where friends may call from t to 9 p.m. Saturday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Otway United Methodist Church in charge of the Rev. Sam FILLMORE. His body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in the Oswego Cemetery.
Xenia--Mrs. Anna PRICE , 86, died Wednesday night at the N. King st. Nursing Home where she had lived for the last four years. Survivors are two daughters, including Mrs. James (Mildred) HACKETT, Xenia; and one son. Mass of the Resurrection will be sung at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Brigid Catholic Church. Friends may call at the Neeld Funeral Home from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The rosary will be held in the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery, near West Alexandria.
Mrs. Lola M. KING , 83, of 2231 Shawnee blvd., widow of former State Representative Fred KING , died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday in Mercy Medical Center. She was born Oct. 11, 1888, in Jeffersonville, Fayette County, the daughter of Joseph and Miranda SMITH ARMASTONG. She was employed in the Recorder's Office in the 1920s while her husband, Fred, was Clark County Recorder. She later worked for the Crowell-Collier's Publishing Co. Mrs. KING was a member of the Jeffersonville United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Jeffersonville Pythian Sisters. She attended Jeffersonville schools and had resided here since her marriage in 1920. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Bertha R. FRENCH of Jeffersonville; one niece, Mrs. Richard D. DANIELS of Springfield, and one grand-nephew, Randy DANIELS of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred, in 1942. He served as a State Representative from Clark County in the late 1930s and early '40s. Her body was taken to the Jackson, Lytle & Coffman Funeral Home where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home in charge of the Rev. Kenneth MURPHY. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Jeffersonville.
Mrs. Miriam OYLER, a former resident of Springfield, died Wednesday in Columbia, S.C. She was 80. Born in Henderson County, Tenn, June 28, 1891, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William LASTER and had lived in Columbia for the past six years. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Lewis McELRATH of Columbia; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert LASTER and two sisters, Mrs. Alta TUBBS and Miss Donnie LASTER, all in the South. Her body will be brought to the Richards Memorial Home Friday night. Friends may call there from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in charge of the Rev. Dale ULERY.
Mrs. Frances L. Greene, 69, wife of J. Robert GREENE, of 2127 South Hadley Road, was found dead in her bathroom of apparently natural causes Friday. Fire Division emergency squad-men found her dead about 1:10 p.m. She was born September 17, 1902, in Muncie, Indiana, the daughter of James and Amelia PRICE SHARP. She retired in 1970 from the Clark County Recorder's Office after six years of service. Mrs. GREENE was a member of the Central Unite Methodist Church, past president of the Warder park PTA, Past Council President of Springfield PTA, past member of the Springfield YMCA Executive Board, Public Employees Retirement System, was active in the Republican Party and was active in civic affairs. Survivors include her husband, J. Robert; one son, James R.; two granddaughters, Cynthia and Deborah; three brothers, John and Gene of Springfield and Don SHARP of Kokomo, Indiana; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Phillips of Springfield and Jenette of California, and several nieces and nephews. Her body was taken to the Woods-Allgier Funeral Home where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home in charge of the Rev. Dale R. Beittel of Central United Methodist Church and the Rev. Kay M. Glaesner of St. John's Lutheran. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
London, Ohio - John NEER, 71, of London, Route 5, Summerford, was dead on arrival at Madison County Hospital at 10:30 a.m. Friday. He had been stricken while operating a riding mower at his home a short time earlier. A retired farmer he was born April 27, 1901, in Madison County, the son of Walter and Maggie GAMMELL NEER. He is survived by his wife, Emma; two sons, John, in Texas, Edward of Jeffersonville; a step-son, David DAVIDSON of London, Route 3; a stepdaughter, Miss Wanda SHAW of Springfield, and 12 grandchildren. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Chester R. Geer Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Charles Miller. Burial will be in paint Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the residence in Summerford from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and Sunday afternoon and evening.
Mrs. Roma L. MCKEE, 64, of 351 South Yellow Springs Street, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Mercy Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Mrs. MCKEE was born August 7, 1907 in Washington Court House, the daughter of Jerry and Arminta BROWN SIMMONS. Survivors include her father; a daughter, Mrs. Ann WHATLEY of Springfield; a son, the Rev. Donald PORTIS of Buffalo, N.Y.; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel HARRIS of Springfield, Mrs. Daisy WILSON of Washington Court House, and Mrs. Charlotte HOWARD of Dayton; a brother, Virgil SIMMONS of Frankfort, O.; nine grandchildren and a number of aunts uncles, nieces and nephews. Mrs. MCKEE'S body was taken to the Dennis L. Porter Funeral Home, where friends may call after noon Sunday. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, with Raymond Buford officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Valerie Jean MCKEEVER, 8, of 634 Mt. Joy Street, died unexpectedly at 10 p.m. Friday in Children's Hospital, Columbus. She had been a patient there for the past four days. She was born in Springfield February 10, 1964, the daughter of Theodore and Mildred KNISLEY MCKEEVER. She was a second grade student at Horace Mann Elementary School. Survivors other than the parents include a sister, Mrs. William (Eleanor) MCNEELY; one nephew, Jeffy, both of New Carlisle, and the maternal grandfather, Clement KNISLEY of Washington Court House. Her body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home where friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in the funeral home, in charge of the Rev. Chalmers Mattern. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Burial Park.
Page 13: Oscar A. MANSFIELD, Jr., of Cocoa, Fla., 49, died Tuesday in his home. He was born Aug. 9, 1922, in Springfield. He is survived by his wife, Alice; three daughters, Mrs. Linda MUCHOW, Rebecca MANSFIELD, and Jennifer MANSFIELD; one son, Thomas Mansfield, all of Coco, and his mother, Mrs. O. S. MANSFIELD of Springfield.
Pg 16a. Ralph E. KISSELL, 86, of 5380 W. National Road, died in Community Hospital at 9:40a.m. Saturday. He had been in failing health for three weeks. Born May 30, 1885 in Clark County, he was the son of Silas and Margaret MCCLURE KISSELL. He was a retired Clark County farmer and a member of Rocky Point Chapel. Mr KISSELL is survived by three daughters, Mrs Donald (Margaret(sic)) SMITH of Sarasota, Fla., Mrs Robert (Ethel) ZIMMERMAN of Sarasota, Fla., and Mrs Horace (Marian) MUMMA of Springfield; one son, Eldon of Springfield; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. His wife, Laura (sic), died in April of 1951. His body was taken to the Woods-Allgier Funeral Home where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Gerald Geiger officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Addtional Information: On Monday the newspaper printed a correction, spelling the late wife's name "Lora" and the daughter "Martha" instead of Margaret.
Mrs. Naomi CHANEY, 88 formerly of 4881 Troy rd., died at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday in the Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, following two years of illness. Mrs. Chaney lived in Clark County all her life and was the daughter of Louis and Luticia CIRCLE. She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Lawrenceville. Her husband, William E. CHANEY, died in 1951. Survivors include three sons, Melvin of Dayton, Harlan of Springfield and Herbert CHANEY of Phoenix, Ariz; two daughters, Mrs. Frank FRANKENBACH of Springfield and Mrs. Donald GARD of Greenville; five grandsons, two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren. Jackson, Lytle and Coffman Funeral Home. Burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
Pg. 10. George A. CALLISON, 63, of 1438 Lagonda Ave., died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Mercy Medical Center. Mr. CALLISON was born in Springfield, December 27, 1908, a son of Charles and Mary DRISCOLL CALLISON. He had been employed as a salesman for local department stores for a number of years. Surviving are three brothers, Richard, Keith and Charles, all of Springfield and a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. CALLISON's body was taken to the Conroy Funeral Home where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Ralph Harmon, pastor of Emery Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Alberta MATES, 60, of 404 W. Main St., was dead on arrival of the Fire Division emergency squad at her home Friday at 11:15 a.m. She had been in failing health for three weeks. She was born in Tazewell, Va., October 5, 1912, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John HURLEY, and had lived in Springfield the past 26 years. Survivors included her husband, James; four sisters, Mrs. Lucy LONG and Mrs. Sarah PARISH, both of Springfield, Irene SMITH of Pennsylvania, and Nannie JUSTICE, Bluefield, W. Va., and Paul HURLEY. Her body was taken to Richards Memorial Home. (Ed. Mrs. Lucy LONG and Mrs. Sarah PARISH are James' sisters, not Albertas')
Word was received here Friday of the death of Charles L KERR of Cleveland, a former resident of Springfield. He died Monday in the Lakeside Hospital of University Hospital, Cleveland. Mr Kerr, a graduate of Springfield (South) High School in 1915, was the founder of Kerr Lakeside Industries Inc, now K.L.I. Inc, Delker Mfg Inc, manufacturing representatives. While a resident of Springfield he was involved in athletic programs and was a member of the former Leaders Gymnasium Class of the YMCA. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Al Koran Shrine, the Royal Order of Jesters, and the Euclid Rotary Club and was formerly a trustee of the Vocatinoal Guidance Bureau. Survivors include his wife, Cora K; daughters Mrs Robert H LEASE and Mrs Bentley F SAUER Jr, and a son, Richard W. Memorial services were held in the Epworth-Euclid United Methodist Church, Chester Ave, Cleveland.
Mrs Ella G KEENE, 52, of New Port Richey, FL, died at 3 am Wednesday in New Port Richey, according to word received here Thursday. Mrs Keene lived in Springfield from 1951 until 1967. She was the wife of Bascom S KEENE who survives along with four sons, Clayton of Springfield, Elmer, Robert, and Kyle all of Florida; five daughters Mrs Lillian McGUIRE of Florida, Mrs Shirley BISHOFF of Marysville, Edith, Kay, and Judy all of Florida; three sisters, Mrs Josephine SMELTZER of Cleveland, Mrs Bea ANDERSON of Virginia and Mrs Nell BYRD of Huber Heights; one half-brother Dallas SHORT of Virginia and 18 grandchildren. Mrs Keene's body was taken to the North Funeral Home, New Port Richey for services and burial Saturday.
Henry Anderson MECHLIN, 74, of Florida, formerly of Springfield, died Thursday in Florida. He was born Feb 15, 1898, in Springfield, the son of James C and Emma ANDERSON MECHLIN. He was a graduate of Springfield High School. Survivors include his wife, Celia; two daughters Mrs Howard BAKER of Springfield and Mrs Jerry CONNIFF of Florida; one son James of California; 14 grandchildren; nice great grandchildren, and one sister Miss Nancy MECHLIN of Springfield. Services and burial will be Tuesday in Florida.
Mrs Mary BRADLEY JOHNSON, mother of Peter V JOHNSON of Springfield, died about 6:50 pm Wednesday in the home of a daughter in Rushville, IN, after an extended illness. She was 79. Other survivors include the daughter, Mrs George WILLIAMS and a son William Henry JOHNSON of Dayton. Friends may call in the Wyatt Moore Milam Mortuary in Rushville after noon Friday. Services will be conducted there at 2 pm Saturday. Burial will be in East Hill Cemetery.
Page 18. Mrs. Mabel G. DERSCH, 62, of 34 S. Hampton Rd., Donnelsville, died 10 a.m. Tuesday in Mercy Medical Center. She was born Feb 8, 1910. Survivors include her husband, Harold E.; a daughter, Mrs. Mary FRALEY of Donnelsville; two sisters, Mrs. Olive SMITH of Medway, and Mrs. Clarence WILBERT of Snyder Rd.; a brother, Granville BERE of Springfield and four grandchildren.Her body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home.
Mrs. Ina Beatrice HOOTEN, 76 of 311 Prentice Dr., New Carlisle, Ohio died at 3 am Tuesday, June 6 in Mercy Hospital following three months of serious illness. She was born in March 6, 1896, in Windsor, Illinois, the daughter of William S. and Henrietta Frazier FITZWATER and had resided in Clark Co. for 31 years. Mrs. HOOTEN was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Leader of the women's group for over 20 years, President of the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of World War I, Springfield Barracks and Junior Vice President of the Ladies Auxiliary Department of Ohio. Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Orval HOOTEN, State Commander, Ohio Veterans WWI; three sons, Harold of Michigan, William of California and John of Urbana, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. One son, Charles preceded her in death. Her body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home where friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm Wednesday. Services will be held at 9 am. Thursday in the memorial home in charge of the Rev. Gene Porter. Her body will be taken to Gays, Illinois for graveside services in the Brenchside Cemetery there.
Mrs. Robert L. STORY. Mrs. Glenna Mae STORY, 71, wife of Robert L. STORY of 2443 Northmoor dr., died at 2:50 p.m. Monday in Mercy Medical Center following an illness of 18 months. Mrs. STORY was born in Jackson County march 31, 1901, a daughter of Delmar and Cornie DAWSON DEVER. She had lived in the Springfield area nearly 50 years and was a member of Central Christian Church. Besides her husband, survivors include two sons, Richard D. and James E. of Springfield; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Merle CHRISMAN of Dayton, and three brothers, Eugene DEVER of West Carrollton, Clyde of Verona, O., and Guy of Citrus Heights, Calif. The Rev. Chalmers A. Mattern will conduct services at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Littleton Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
SOUTH CHARLESTON - Perry HUFF, 75, of South Charleston, died about midnight Monday in his residence. He was born in Madison County, the son of Lewis and Anna SPRIGGS HUFF. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Christ and was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Bertha MOATS HUFF: two sons, Earl of Springfield and Ernest of South Charleston; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles of South Charleston; six sisters, Mrs. Alma THACKER of new Albany, Mrs. Inez GROVES of Jeffersonville, Mrs. Belle PENWELL and Mrs. Lella PUCKETT of London, Mrs. Edith DILLARD of South Vienna and Mrs. Daisy MAXWELL of Springfield. His body was taken to the Ingling Funeral Home, South Charleston, where friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Burial Park.
Richard E.HAYSLIP, 49, of Wheaton, Md., former Springfield resident and Crowell-Collier Co. employe, died June 5, in Holy Cross Hospital, Washington, D.C., following a lengthy illness. Mr. HAYSLIP was employed in the Washington Daily News pressroom until his illness, and prior to that, he had worked in the pressroom of The Washington Post. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte, and three children, Barbara, Robert and Richard, all of Washington, D.C. Requiem mass was sung last Thursday in St. Catherine Laboure Church, Wheaton, Md. Mr. HAYSLIP, who started his career as an apprentice pressman at Crowell-Collier in 1945 and worked there until going to the Washington area 12 years later, had coached boys' baseball teams in Montgomery County, Md., for many years.
Miss Mabel C. BRINEY. WOODSTOCK - Services were held Tuesday in Woodstock Community Church for Mabel C. BRINEY, 86, of Woodstock, who died Saturday at the Urbana Care Center. Burial was in Woodstock Cemetery. She was born Feb. 2, 1886, in Champaign County, the daughter of Frank H. and Clara Belle SMITH BRINEY and had resided in Woodstock most of her life. Miss BRINEY was affiliated with the Community Church of Woodstock, was a member of the Woodstock Garden Club and was a former teacher in the Woodstock and Mechanicsburg Schools. She was a graduate of Lennox Junior College, Hopkinton, Iowa. Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Mary Belle WHITE of Coshocton.
Mrs. E. Lucille ALLEN, 75, formerly of 620 N. Belmont, av., Springfield, but more recently of the IOOF Home died at 6 p.m. Thursday in Mercy Medical Center. She was born in Rosewood Sept. 5, 1896, the daughter of Clyde and Minnie Pickering Pyle. She was a member of Story-Hypes United Methodist Church and Cultice-Ward American Legion Post. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Bernice Marshall of Springfield; one son, the Rev. Donald Allen of Monteclair, NJ; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren; one brother, Hezekiah Pyle of Rosewood; one niece, Mrs. Sylvia Cheeseman of Springfield; and one nephew, Frank Pyle of Rosewood. Mrs. Allen's husband, Harry and a son, Roger, preceded her in death. Her body was taken to the Ingling Funeral Home. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at the Story-Hypes United Methodist Church at 11:15 a.m. Sunday with services in the church at noon on Sunday. The casket will be closed at the church. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Story-Hypes United Methodist Church.
Page 12A. Paul E. AULT, 65, of 300 Birch rd., died at 4:37 a.m. Saturday in Mercy Medical Center following two weeks of illness. Born in Fayette County, he was the son of Edward and Jessie ROSS AULT. He retired on May 31, 1972 after 15 years of employment with the Bauer Bros Co. He was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Springfield Chapter No. 536 Loyal Order of Moose and the Champion Aerie No 397 Fraternal Order of Eagles. Surviving are his wife, Mary BRIGHT AULT; two sons, Donald E. AULT and Harold R. (Bob) AULT, both of Springfield; four grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Laura ERISMAN, Mrs. Tess HILEMAN and Mrs. Mary GANS, all of Springfield, and Mrs. Bess HANNON of Melbourne, Fla; and three brothers, Boyce of Springfield, Ben of Westerville and Glen of Salem, Ore. Mr. Ault's body was taken to the Littleton Funeral home where friends may call.....Monday. Services at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home in charge of the Rev. Kay M. Glaesner, pastor of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
Page 12A. Carl L. MOORE, 74 of 4910 Middle Urbana rd., died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday in Mercy Medical Center, where he had been admitted one week ago. He had been in failing health for the past 18 months. Mr. Moore was born in Columbus Grove, O., on Sept. 1897, the son of Thomas and Delia FOLEY MOORE. When he was nine years old he moved with his family to Springfield, where he had been a resident since. During the past few years Mr. MOORE had also maintained a home in Lakeland, Fla. He was a retired employee of the Kelsey-Hayes Corp. He was a member of the Lagonda United Methodist Church and the Home Builders Class of that church; he was also a member of Red Star Lodge No. 205, Knights of Pythias, and was a retired member of UAW local 1192. He is survived by his wife, Dea Mae MOORE, and several cousins. His body was taken to the Woods-Allgier Funeral Home, where friends may call.Monday. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, in charge of the Rev. Gerald Geiger, pastor of the Lagonda United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Clark County.
Page 12A. Francis E. ELMER, 65, of 103 Carlisle av., died at 9:15 a.m. Friday in Community Hospital following one day of serious illness and 4 1/2 years of failing health. He had retired in 1967 as engineer-draftsman in the Hoist and Crane Division of Robbins and Myers, Inc. Mr. ELMER was born Aug. 8, 1906 in Winona, Minn. Survivors include his wife, Mary M.; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Judith) FOLKERTH of Dayton and Mrs. Jerry (Mary) GREGORY of Annandale, Va., and eight grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Vale Cemetery following cremation. There will be no visitation or other services.
Pg 12A. Funeral services for Bell A. WRIGHT, 70, of 341 W. State st., will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Possum Road Church of God in charge of the Rev. William C. Wilson, pastor. Friends may call in the Littleton Funeral Home from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. His body will also lie in state one hour prior to services in the church Monday. Mr. Wright died in his residence at 12:45 a.m. Friday.
Mrs. Grace L. HALL, 77, of 1496 E. Jackson Rd., died at 10:25 a.m. Thursday in Mercy Medical Center. She had been ill since July 29 of this year. She was born Aug. 16, 1895, in Lynchburg, the daughter of Edward L. and Ida Belle GRIFFITH WILLETT. Survivors include her husband, Granville M.; one sister, Mrs. Edna LIPPENCOTT of Springfield, and several nieces and nephews. Her body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home where friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home in charge of the Rev. John WILSON of the First Christian Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Pages 1 and 16. "Fairborn Boy, 9, Killed" "Five In Family Injured" (Photos on pg 1 & 16) A nine-year-old Fairborn boy was killed in an auto-train crash Thursday night that sent the other five members of his immediate family to hospitals. Douglas SCOTT, son of Mr and Mrs Robert SCOTT of 8147 Gibson av, Fairborn, was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Wright-Patterson AFB Hospital about 8:35 pm. Spokesman there revealed that he suffered a fractured skull and a broken neck. Early Friday morning, a Springfield man died in an auto wreck on Ohio 4 in Champaign County. John E PENWELL, 39 of 1212 S Fountain av, was pronounced dead upon arrival at Mercy Medical Center after an accident about 1:25 am. This fatality is still under investigation by the Champaign County sheriff's office. The SCOTT boy died after a crash at the Penn Central crossing over the Haddix rd about two miles south of Enon. He was a passenger in a car driven by his father, Robert, 31, who, along with his mother, Brenda, 29; two sisters, Rhonda, 4 and Joy, 21 (See Fatality--Page 16) months, and a brother, Billy, 10, also were injured. Billy was listed in "fair" condition Friday in Mercy Medical Center, where he was being treated for fractures of his left leg and ankle. The other injured were released after treatment in the W-PAFB Hospital. Engineer of the service diesel, Jack L RUTLEDGE, 37, of Rockford, O, told Sheriff's Deputy Phil OAKLEY that the train was traveling northeast when a car pulled out in front of his diesel. He said his diesel, which was pulling only a caboose, was traveling between 30 and 35 miles per hour. RUTLEDGE said the station wagon, which was heading towards Dayton-Springfield rd, was traveling slowly. He said the driver apparently did not see the train. There are no warning lights at the crossing, but there are cross buck warning signs. The car was knocked 64 feet north from the point of impact into a ditch. The train traveled 162 feet after the impact. Deputy OAKLEY said the accident occurred about 8:35 pm. He said the Scott family was en route to its home in the Holiday Valley development southwest of Enon in Clark County. Emergency squads from Enon, Fairborn and Crystal Lakes, as well as fire department apparatus from the Enon department, aided in rescue operations. Douglas' death was the 23rd traffic fatality in Clark County n 1972. The car was demolished, with the front part ripped away from the rest of the twisted wreckage. Mrs Dee HINES of 8336 Haddix rd, was in her kitchen at the time, and could see the tracks and heard the crash. Her children, who were in front of the house, told Mrs HINES they saw the train hit the car and drag it up the tracks. Mrs HINES said she and neighbors "started down the track and we found a boy lying there, but I couldn't get a pulse." She said she covered the boy and went farther down the tracks where she found another boy who was badly cut, but conscious She said Mr and Mrs SCOTT told her that he had crossed the first set of tracks slowly, but did not see or hear the train coming on the other set of tracks. Several persons told Deputies OAKLEY and FOX that they did hear the train's horn as it neared the crossing.
Page 11. Sam LASALLE, 82, of 4001 S Ocean Dr, Hollywood, Fla, former co-owner of Hoenig's in Springfield, died at 3:45 am today in the Biscayne Medical Center, Miami, Fla. He was born in Sept 05, 1898 in Russia, and had resided in Florida for the past 12 years. Before that, he was a resident of Springfield. He was a former member of Temple Sholom here. Survivors include his wife, Frieda PRESSMAN LASALLE; a son, Robert of Louisville, Ky; three granddaughters and several nieces and nephews. His body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home.
Page 11. Lewis HALL, 75, of 1259 Woodbrook Circle, W, Columbus, father of a Springfield man, died Saturday in his residence. Survivors include his wife, Garnie, two sons, Charles Lee of Columbus and Billy Ray of Springfield; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters and several nieces and nephews. His body was taken to the Jerry Spears Funeral Home, 2693 W Broad St, Columbus, where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm today. Services will be held there at 11 am Wednesday by the Rev Bill Bauer of the Springfield Assembly of God Church. Graveside services and burial will be at 1 pm Wednesday in Rose Hill Burial Park, Springfield
Page 10. John E PENWELL, 39, of 1212 S Fountain av, injured fatally in auto crash Friday morning. Sept 1, 1972, at Mercy Medical Center. Body to the Woods-Algier Funeral Home where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Monday. Services at the funeral home at 1:30 pm Tuesday by the Rev Forrest Dyer. Burial in Ferncliff Cemetery.
William F. REISS, 60, of 2032 Beatrice Street, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday in Mercy Medical Center following a brief serious illness. He was born January 10, 1912, in Goldfield, Nev., the son of Adam and Rose PETERS MAURER and had resided here most of his life. He was employed as a construction carpenter and was a member of Carpenters Local 660. Mr. REISS was a member of St. Bernard's Church, the Holy Name Society there and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Esther; three daughters, Mrs. George (Nikki) BEACH and Mrs. John (Rosalie) BORCK, both of Springfield, and Mary, at home; one son, William F., II, at home; and five grandchildren. His body was taken to the Conroy Funeral Home where friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Mass of the Resurrection will be sung at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Bernard's Church. Visitation services will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Burial will be in the St. Bernard Cemetery.
Earnest S. EVANS, 74, of 1603 Kenton Street, died at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday in Community Hospital following several years of failing health and four months of serious illness. Born October 25, 1897 in Springfield, the son of Samuel and Mary EVANS, he had resided in this community all of his life. He was a retired employe of the Clark County Maintenance Department and a member of St. Joseph's Church. He and his wife, Ethel celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year. Survivors include his wife; a son, Thomas, a member of the Springfield Police Division; a daughter, Mrs. Mary GRIMSLEY of Annapolis, Md.; three brothers, Arnold, Thomas and Everett, all of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Ida DRAKE and Mrs. Dora GRIFFITH of Springfield, and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sons, James, Earnest and an infant son. His body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home.
WASHINGTON C. H. - Ellsworth N, KNISLEY, 77, of 704 Columbus Avenue, Washington C. H. died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday at the Margaret Clark Oakfield Convalescent Center following 12 years of failing health. He was born in Ross County and had resided in Fayette County since 1923. He was a retired stationary engineer and a member of the Washington C. H. Eagles lodge. Survivors include his wife, Iona KEARNS KNISLEY; four brothers, Clifton, Barney, Richard and Stanley KNISLEY, all of Springfield. His body was taken to the Gerstner - Kinzer Funeral Home, Washington C. H., where friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Bainbridge Cemetery.
Gary Joseph BROWN, Jr. infant son of Staff Sgt. And Mrs. Gary Joseph BROWN died in Frankfort, Germany August 23, shortly after birth. His father, Staff Sgt. BROWN is with the U.S. Army in Germany. Survivors other than the parents include the maternal grandparents, Staff Sgt, and Mrs. Henry PERKINS of Frankfort, Germany; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin BROWN of Sarasota, Fla.; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard PERKINS of Springfield, and the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Jessie L. BROWN of Springfield. His body was taken to the Jackson Lytle and Coffman Funeral Home. Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Ferncliff Cemetery in charge of the Rev. Wesley Stedtefeld.
Miss Pearl KRIEGBAUM, 67, of Parma Heights, formerly of Springfield, died at 3 a.m. Thursday in Parma Heights. She was born October 11, 1904, in Springfield, the daughter of Charles and Alice BRANDT KRIEGBAUM and had resided here most of her life. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Edith PETIT, with whom she resided; one brother, Paul N. of Springfield; an aunt, Mrs. August LANG of Dayton, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. Her body was taken to the Busch Funeral Home in Parma Heights for services at 1 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield.
Mrs. Marion C. POLLOCK, 69, of 12500 Shaker blvd., Cleveland, died there at 1 p.m. Wednesday. She was the mother of Mrs. Emerson (Patricia) SCROGGY of Springfield. Also surviving are three granddaughters, a great-granddaughter, a sister, Mrs. William MAITERT of Hollandale, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in the brown-Forward Funeral Home of Cleveland. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens by the Rev. David L. Hadden, pastor of Oakland Presbyterian Church
Page 14. Lewis D SHAFER, 56 of 815 Old Mill rd, an assembler at the Speco Division of Kelsey-Hayes Co, was dead on arrival at Mercy Medical Center at 8:10 pm Friday. He was taken to the hospital by the Enon emergency squad after becoming ill. A native of Miami County, Mr SHAFER was born May 02, 1916, and was a son of Clarence R and Hazel M POPP SHAFER. He served in the US Navy during World War II. Surviving with his wife, Mary are a son, Steve, with the US Army at Ft Riley Kan; a daughter, Mrs Cindi SIDNER of Springfield; two sisters, Miss Mary Ellen SHAFER and Mrs Rachel ADKINS of Cleveland, Tenn; four brothers, Howard of Daytona Beach, Fla, Paul of Springfield, Robert of Jacksonville, Fla, and Miles of West Manchester; a grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews. Mr SHAFER's body was taken to the Woods-Allgier Funeral Home.
Page 14. Lamar S EUBANKS. Funeral services for Lamar S EUBANKS, 65, retired Robbins and Myers, Inc, employe who died Thursday, will be held at 11 am Monday in Oakland Presbyterian Church by the Rev David L Hadden, pastor. Body will lie in state one hour prior to services. Ingomar Lodge, Knights of Pythias, will hold services at 7 pm Sunday in the Richards Memorial Home, where friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm Sunday. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the brain damage center at Oakland Presbyterian Church in lieu of flowers.
Page 14. Alfred F BYERS Lakeview--Alfred F BYERS, 69, of Lakeview, died Friday at 12:20 pm in Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, where he was admitted Thursday. He had been in ill health for some time. He was born May 23, 1903 in Logan County, a son of Abraham and Rosetta COURIGAN BYERS. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs Etta SLOAN of Lakeview and Mrs Lloyd (Marie) WEDERTZ of Ada, Route 1. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 pm in the Van Horn Funeral Home, here, with the Rev. E R Stafford officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Saturday.
Page 14. Miss Cora DIBERT Urbana--Miss Cora DIBERT, 89, formerly of 122 Henry st, died Saturday at 3:03 am in the Champaign Nursing Home. She was born June 25, 1883, in Champaign County, the daughter of William and Emma CIRCLE DIBERT. Survivors include one niece, Miss Marjory DIBERT, and one nephew, John DIBERT, both of Springfield and a number of cousins. Private graveside services will be held Monday in the Terre Haute Cemetery with the Rev William Turner pastor of the Terre Haute United Methodist Church, officiating. There are no calling hours and services are being handled by the Walter Funeral Home.
Conrad Preston BOWERS, 38, of 415 E. Euclid Ave. died at 11 a.m. Monday, September 10, 1972 in Community Hospital following 3 weeks of failing health. He was born Aug. 6, 1934 in Springfield, Ohio. The son of Robert and Clara Hagerdon BOWERS. He was the co-owner of the Main Seat Cover at 214 W. Main St. And an autotrimmer. Mr. BOWERS was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Karen L., a son, Kelly Joe; a daughter Debra Lynn; two step-daughters, Julie Ann and Phyllis Ann RIFE, and four other children by a previous marriage; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert BOWERS of Springfield; two sisters; Mrs. Janice K. LAMBERT and Mrs. Cindy ALLEN of Springfield; Two brothers, Jimmie L. and Ronald G. BOWERS of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. His body was taken to Littleton Funeral Home. Services were held in charge of Rev. Raymond E. BOWERS. He was buried in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Ray BENNINGER, 76, of 1624 S. Fountain Av., died at 2:55 a.m. Sunday at Community Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. BENNINGER had been employed as a furniture salesman in Springfield for 49 years until he retired in 1961. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I. Born in Springfield June 18, 1896, he was the son of Philip and Mary BRENNAN BENNINGER, and had lived in Springfield all his life. He was a member of St. Raphael Church and the parish Holy Name Society. Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy R. CHERRY, and several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Donald WELCH of Springfield. Friends may call in the O'Brien-Kenney Funeral Home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Visitation services will be held there at 8 p.m. Monday. Mass of the Resurrection will be sung at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Raphael Church. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.