Page 1 & 8. Four persons were killed in area vehicle collisions on Monday. A local man, James G FIFE, of 417 N Yellow Springs st, was killed when the truck he was driving was struck by a train just after 1 pm Monday, [...] Fife, 43 was pronounced dead at the scene of the mishap at the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad crossing on St Paris pike. FIFE was driving a dumpster for the Kasle Steel Compressing Co, 1002 S Burnett rd, when an 80-car freight slammed into him, spinning the truck around and knocking it some 100 feet into a cornfield. According to Lt John Loney of the Clark County Sheriff's Dept, the impact of the collision tore the truck apart, ripping off both the bed and the front end, and throwing FIFE out (see Four Killed on page 8) the window of the driver's door. [...] FIFE was born in Gallia County, O, on June 29, 1935, the son of Gerald and Thelma WALLS FIFE, but had been a resident of Springfield and Clark County for most of his life. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was a member of VFW Post No 1031, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Union Club. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie RADER FIFE; his parents; a son, Chris, and a daughter, Mrs. Steven (Julie) ADAMS; a brother, Victor FIFE, and a sister, Mrs. Ronald (Peggy) SHROYER, and a grandson, all of Springfield. A brother, Joseph, and a sister, Doris, are deceased. [...]
Mrs. Eva E. WEISHEIMER, 70, of 1910 E. High St., died unexpectedly at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Mercy Medical Center. She was a graduate of the Community Hospital School of Nursing, a former employee of Community Hospital and a 15 year employee in the pharmacy of mercy Medical Center. A life resident of Clark County, she was born March 9, 1908, a daughter of C. A. and B. Anna LUTZ ARGABRIGHT. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ and the Home City Chapter No. 258, OES. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Fred (Ruth) SHOOK, Troy, and a nephew. Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Littleton Funeral Home by Dr. Kenneth Murphy, pastor of the First United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.
Mrs. Faith B. SMITH, 81, died at 7:47 P.m. Tuesday in the Rickly Hospital of the Ohio Masonic Home. She was born Sept 17, 1897 in Cleveland and entered the Masonic Home on Sept 25, sponsored by George A. Holly Lodge No. 745, F& A.M. of Willoughby, Ohio. Mrs. SMITH is survived by two sons, David S. SMITH of Shaker Heights, and Stiles C. SMITH III of Sandusky. her body was taken to the Woods-Allgier Funeral Home for cremation. There will be no calling hours, Services and burial are scheduled Monday in Mentor, Ohio.
Services for Mrs. Annie M. GRISHAM, 82 of 929 Linden Av, who died Friday, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the St. John Baptist Church. The Rev. Clarence White, Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Friends may call in the Robert C. Henry Funeral Home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m Thursday.
Page 6. [St Paris] Mrs Sally BURCHAM, 84, of 232 W Plum st, died at 7 pm Thursday in Piqua Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient two days. She was born in Suitor, O, May 17, 1894, a daughter of Eli and Mary DILLON ROACH. Her husband, Carl, died in October of 1973. She was a member of the St Paris First Baptist Church and of the auxiliary of Keith Cretor's American Legion Post 148, here. Survivors include three sons, Warren K of Fairborn, Carl, Jr of Enon, and Harry L of Van Wert; 8 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. The Rev Lynn Roberson, pastor, will conduct services at 1 pm Monday in the First Baptists Church, here. Burial will be in Honey Creek Cemetery , Christiansburg. Friends may call at the Burcham residence after 1 pm Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church. The Burcham Funeral Home, Fairborn, is handling arrangements.
Funeral services were held in the Wappner Funeral Home in Mansfield today for William MCNEELY, 70, who died Sunday in the Mansfield Hospital. Survivors include four sons, William of New Carlisle, Eddie of London, Lester of Lucas, and Melvin of Mansfield; three daughters, Mrs. Josephine WINTERS and Mrs. Mildred TAMBURRINO, both of Mansfield, and Mrs. Betty THOMAN of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Tera SMITH of Athens, Ala., Mrs. Ethel NORWOOD of Leesburg, Fla., and Mrs. Naomi ROBERTS of Toledo, 24 great-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial followed in Greenland Cemetery in Perrysville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Anderson Funeral Home in Greenfield for Paul MCKEEVER, 62, of Greenfield, who died Tuesday in Mercy Hospital in Columbus. He was born in Champaign County near Urbana on October 11, 1916. He was a former resident of Springfield. Survivors include his wife, Gladys; four sons, Willard of Indiana, Harold and Jim of Greenfield, and Paul, Jr., of Columbus; two brothers, Home of Sabina and Charles of Port Arthur, Texas; and five step-children. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow in Greenfield Cemetery.
Home J. BAGFORD, 81, of 3738 Cloverdale Drive, Medway, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday in Mercy Medical Center where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. He was born on February 21, 1897 in Osborn in Green County (now known as Fairborn), the son of John and Della WILSON BAGFORD. He was a retired plant protection employee at the Frigidaire Corp. in Dayton. He was a member of new Carlisle Lodge No. 100, F. and AM. and the Fairborn Junior Order of United American mechanics. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen; one son, David, of New Carlisle; two sisters, Mrs. George (Martha) BOWMAN and Mrs. Fred (Catherine) BOBO, both of Springfield, and two grandchildren. His body was removed to the Trostel-Chapman Funeral Home in New Carlisle where friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Howard Hahn, pastor of the Medway Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Medway Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Medway Methodist memorial Fund.
Services for Mrs. Mary CLAY, 80, of 131 West Grand Avenue, who died Monday in Mercy medical Center, will be held in the Church of Jesus at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Elder Cecil Pratt will officiate. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Her body will lie in state at the church two hours prior to the services. Friends may call in Dennis L. Porter Funeral Home Wednesday.
Mrs. Cora WIGTON, age unknown, of 2057 Hillside Avenue, died at 11 p.m. Monday in her residence. She was born in union County, a daughter of Llewellyn and Eva MCDOLE and had resided in Springfield most of her life. She was a retired employee of the J.C. Penney Co. Survivors include a daughter, Juanita WIGTON of Springfield; on sister, Mrs. Henry (Marie) DORNBUSH of Prescott, Ariz., and several nieces. Her husband, Frank E., is dead. Friends may call at the Jones Funeral Home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held there at 10:30 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Gerald Geiger officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Mrs. Alice D. MAINE THOMPSON, 84, of 826 N. Murray st., died at 1:35 p.m. Saturday in her home. Mrs. THOMPSON was born on Oct. 23, 1894, in London, O., the daughter of Henry and Mary POTTS. She had been a member of the Clifton Avenue Church of God and the Springfield Senior Citizens Bowling League. She is survived by five sons, Robert, Kenneth, Roger, Phillip, Jr., two stepsons, Ewell TOMPSON, of Springfield and Price THOMPSON, of Indiana; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Willa Mae OLER, of Springfield; two half-sisters, Mrs. Jessie NEWHOUSE, of Springfield, and Mrs. Bell JUNG< of Chicago; a half-brother, Louis POTTS of London, O.; 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Her body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home.
Services for Nelson POWERS, Sr., 81, of 2645 Aberdeen dr., will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Mount Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. W.E. Richardson in charge. Friends may call after noon Monday in the Dennis L. Porter Funeral Home. His body will lie in state in the church two hours before services. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Mrs. Emma PETERS, 85, of 2204 Fountain blvd., died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday in St. John Nursing and Convalescent Home following a year of serious illness. She was born in Scottown, O., on Nov. 15, 1893, a daughter of Nicholas M. and Vada DILLON DAILEY, AND HAD RESIDED IN Springfield the past 16 years. Survivors include five sisters, Garnett BURLEY, with whom she resided, Nettie ELLIS of Huntington, W.Va., Loma HAYES of Scottown, Bernice CAST of Dayton and Olice MASSIE of Tipp City; a brother, Franklin DAILEY of Dayton, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis A., and by four brothers and a sister. Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Conroy Funeral Home, where private services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in charge of the Rev. John Wilson. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Ralph L. WAGNER, 83, of 1902 Lexington av., died at 5 p.m. Saturday in Mercy Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born in Urbana, O., on July 31, 1895, the son of Leonard and Emma BALTE WAGNER and had resided in Springfield most of his life. He had been employed as a supervisor for the Ohio Steel Foundry Co. for 36 years before retiring in 1965. Following that retirement he worked in occupational therapy at the Ohio Masonic Home from 1967 until 1971. He was a member of Central Christian Church, St. Andrews Lodge No. 619 Shawnee Chapter no. 237, the Palestine Commandery No. 33, and the Antioch Shrine. He is survived by his wife, Wave M. WAGNER, and a son, Rex L. WAGNER, of Mansfield, O. His body was taken to the Conroy Funeral Home
Page 8. Charles E. BALLENTINE, 80, of 32 S. Race st., died at 5:23 p.m. Friday in Mercy Medical Center following an illness of several months. Mr. BALLENTINE was born in Springfield March 23, 1898, a son of John and Christina BALLENTINE and had resided here his entire life. He retired from the White Motor Co. in 1961 and was a member of International Association of Machinists Local 155, Clark Lodge No. 101 F. and A.M. and Calvary Baptist Church. He was the last member of his immediate family. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy JUSTICE BALLENTINE; one step-son, William E. LEMLEY, stationed in Indonisia; three step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are pending at the Richards Memorial Home.
Page 8 - Lloyd Warren "Buss" STRATTON, 76, of 5900 Old Clifton Rd, died at 5:25 a.m. Friday in Community Hospital following seven weeks of serious illness. He was born August 2, 1902 in Clark County, a son of John and Mary May (CRABILL) STRATTON. He retired in 1966 from International Harvester, where he was employed for 23 ½ years as an outside storekeeper. He was a member of Fielding lodge No 192, F an AM, South Charleston. Survivors include his wife, Nellie E, to whom he was married 54 years; two sons, Lloyd F of Springfield, and Charles E of North Hampton; two daughters, Ms Barbara Mae DUNCAN , and Mrs Howard (Ruth) GILETTE of Lebanon,Tenn; seven grandchildren; one step-grandchild; two step great grandchildren; two half-sisters, Mrs George (Edith) KNAUBB of Springfield and Mrs Forest (Ermalee) NOWLIN of Phoenix, Arizona; one step-sister, Mrs Harley (Meda) BEAVER of Springfield; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Woods-Algier Funeral Home. Services will be conducted there at 10:30 a.m. Monday by the Rev Randall Peters, associate pastor of St Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dr Donald Kyles Medical Center, Cedarville, or Emergency Squad No 95.
Page 17. Clarence E. CALLISON, 78 of 723 Southfield Ave. died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, January 14, 1979 in Mercy Medical Center. Body to Littleton Funeral Home for calling hours 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and services 1:30 p.m. Wednesday by the Rev. David Pettersen. Burial in Vale Cemetery.
Services for Mrs. Alice B. IRETON, 75, of 1104 West High Street, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Littleton Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald A. Cox, pastor of the Clifton Avenue Church of God, officiating. Mrs. IRETON died in Mercy Medical Center Sunday. Friends may call in the funeral home Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Services for Mrs. Ursula R. HESS, 65, of 227 Sturgeon Street, will be held in the Littleton Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Warren A. Powell, pastor of the Story-Hypes United Methodist Church, officiating. Mrs. HESS, who had been in failing health since 1970, died In her home at 3:40 p.m. Sunday. She was a retired Registered Nurse from Mercy Medical Center. Friends may cal in the funeral home Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Mrs. Mae ROBINSON, 78, of 5108 Mechanicsburg Road, died at 1 a.m. Sunday in her home following a lengthy illness. She was born in Kentucky, June 5, 1900, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abija LEWIS, and had resided in Clark County for the past 22 years. Survivors include her husband, Leonard; one son, Leonard R of Springfield, and two grandchildren. Friends may call at the Richards Memorial Home Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. Services will be held there at 10:30 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Fred Newsom, pastor of the Church of Christ in Christian Union, officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hills Cemetery.
Services for Howard CROWLEY, 54, of 217 Oakwood Place, who died Monday, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Zion Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. James Jones will officiate. His body will lie in state in the church two hours prior to the services. Burial will be in Soldier's Mound, Ferncliff Cemetery. Friends may call to the Dennis L. Porter Funeral Home after noon Thursday and the family will be present from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services for Harry M. STEWART, 90, of 215 Roseland W. and Bradenton, Fla., who died Sunday, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Littleton Funeral Home. The Rev. Herbert E. Massey, pastor of the Central United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, South Charleston. Friends may call in the Littleton Funeral Home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Mrs. Ida SPEARS MILLER, 92, 527 Dorchester dr., died Tuesday at 5:05 a.m. in Community Hospital. Born in Lawrence County, Sept. 29, 1886, she was a daughter of C.P. and Martha KERNS SPEARS. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Greasy Ridge. Survivors include four daughters, Thelma NULL of Ironton, Ruth EVANS and Dorothy ROUSH of Springfield and Avanelle DAVIS of Gallipolis; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, Frank, died in 1947. Her body was taken to Richards Memorial Home and will be taken from there to Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton for visitation Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in Myrtle Tree Baptist Church in Arabia, O. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
John H. WARREN, Sr., 79, of 1045 Skinner ln., died Tuesday in Mercy Medical Center. Born in Camden, Ala., Oct. 7, 1899, a son of Rufus E. and Annie MAJORS WARRENS, he was a member of the London Baptist Church in Castleberry, Ala. He was an employee of the Skinner Tire & Rubber Co. from 1929 to 1941 and the Ohio Steel products Co. from 1941 until retirement in 1964. A member of the Grace United Methodist Church, he had been a resident of Springfield since 1934. Survivors include his wife, Myrtice; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Alice) SWISSHELM and Mrs. John (Marie) CONNOLLY, both of Springfield; two sons, Alton M. of Dayton and John H., Dr. of Springfield; two brothers, Rufus of Alabama and Clarence of Mississippi; five sisters, Mrs. Ruby PIERCE, Mississippi, Mrs. Myrtle LOLL and Mrs. Florence ANDREWS of Florida, Mrs. Olivia OLIVER and Mrs. Mildred OLIVER of Alabama; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Jackson, Lytle & Coffman Funeral Home by the Rev. Russell Chrisman. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clark County Heart Association or a favorite charity.
Services for Ural L. MCCAULLA, 58, of Flat River Mo., a Springfield native, were held Monday in Flat River. Mr. MCCULLA died Jan. 20 in Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. Burial was in Missouri. A pharmacist at Missouri State hospital in Farmington, Mr. MCCAULLA was born in Springfield July 7, 1920, a son of Ural L. and Blanche WOOD MCCAULLA. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline SPEERY MCCAULLA; his mother of Springfield; on son, Timothy, also of Springfield; a stepson, Lawrence BAYLESS, Flat River; one brother, Charles MCCAULLA, Decatur; Ill., two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Elaine) FANCHER, Secor, Ill., and Mrs. Robert (Geneva) WEDRALL, Buffalo Grove, Ill., and two grandchildren.
URBANA - Miss Grace I. GUNCKEL, 91, a former resident of 329 E. Court st., Urbana, died at 10 a.m. Monday in Foothills Nursing Home near New Brunswick, N.J. She was born Sept. 22, 1887, in Union City, Ind., a daughter of Charles and Lucille SPRING GUNCKEL. Miss GUNCKEL was a member of the Urbana united Methodist Church and came to Urbana in 1932 after serving 20 years as art supervisor in Union City Schools. She resided in Urbana until 1972 when she moved to New Jersey. Survivors include one nephew, James E. GUNCKEL, Somerville, N.J.; a niece, Joan ESCHELMAN, Celina. Her body was brought to Walter Funeral Home, Urbana. There will be no visitation. Her body will be taken to the Urbana united Methodist Church one hour prior to services which will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
Carl E. BAGFORD, 63, of 1119 Redbud ln., died unexpectedly at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday in mercy Medical Center. He was born Aug. 11, 1915, in Spring Valley, a son of Clarence E. and Carrie JENSON BAGFORD. He was a member of the Springfield Polka Band and the 44th Ohio Volunteer infantry. He had been employed the past 38 years at the Speco Division of Kelsey-Hayes Co. Survivors include his wife, Margaret PHILLIPS BADFORD; a daughter, Mrs. Donna SPENCE; a son, Rodney L., both of Springfield, and two granddaughters. Two children, Tina Marie and Carl, Jr., are dead. His body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home where friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Services will be held there at 1:30 p.m. Friday in charge of the Rev. Russell Chrisman, pastor of the Grace United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Spring Valley, O., Cemetery.
Mrs. Helen M. Reynolds, 77, of 1813 E. High st., died at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday in Mercy Medical Center after three years of failing health and two weeks' serious illness. Born in Springfield Jan. 27, 1901, a daughter of Jacob and Caroline SPANG KRUPP, she lived here all her life and was a member of St. Bernard Church and the Women's Auxiliary of Fraternal Order of Eagles 397. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Mary Lou) BRUGGER, Springfield; two sons, Harold E. of Springfield and John William of Bradenton; Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Eugene (Louise) HOOK, Springfield, and Mrs. Emmitt (Clara) ZUGELDER, Orlando, Fla.; three brothers, Bernard of new Carlisle, and William and Lawrence, both of Springfield; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Pearl E., died in Oct. 1955. A brother, Carl is also dead. Friends may call at the Conroy Funeral Home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass will be sung at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Bernard Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. A visitation service will be held in the funeral home at 8 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Joseph A. GARRY, 56, of 2129 Broadway, owner and operator of Joe GARRY Plumbing and Heating Co., for 25 years, died at 4:30 a.m. Monday in Mercy Medical Center. Hi body was taken to the Conroy Funeral Home, where friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. A joint Knights of Columbus visitation will be held at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be sung at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Bud MURRAY, Joe MCCURDY, Jack SIMONTON, Jim SIMONTON, Jim PICCOLO and Bob MOORMAN. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill SIMONTON, Bill PARHAN, Bud DEAO, Charlie JUENGER, Tony AMICON and Frank COLLINS. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Heart Attack Fund.
Mrs. Ada ANDERSON, 81, 730 Dibert Avenue, died in Hearthgreen Nursing Home, Jamestown, at 12:40 p.m. Monday. She was born in Guntersville, Ala., May 13, 1897, a daughter of Wallace and Henrietta REED HENRY. She was a member of Highlight Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Edward; a son, Glover ERSKIN; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Her body was taken to the Robert C. Henry Funeral Home.
Albert B. BAUER, 74, 1707 East High Street, a retired machinist, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Mercy Medical Center following a one and one-half year illness. He was born in Jackson, May 28, 1904, a son of Gust Luther and Mary Agatha SHEPHERD BAUER. He lived most of his life in Springfield and was employed as machinist for International harvester for 35 years, retiring in 1966. He was a member of Alcoholic Anonymous for 37 years and was a member of United Auto Workers Local 402. Survivors include his wife, Nina; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Nancy) WHITACRE; a son, Gus, both of Springfield; a sister, Rhoda STEPHSON, Springfield; three brothers, George and Chris of Springfield, and Gus of Indiana; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. His body was taken to Conroy Funeral Home for services at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. John Bradosky officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Smilin Bob Heart Attack Fund.
Mrs. Julia Ann TRIMBLE, 78, of 629 East Southern Avenue, died at 8:52 a.m. Monday in Sharonview Nursing Home following three years of failing health. She was born in Louisa, Kentucky, on August 26, 1900, the daughter of Robert and Belle BELLEMY RUGGLES. A resident of Springfield for 37 years, she was a former dietary department employee at the Ohio Masonic Home and a member of the Methodist church in Louisa. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mary BEEGLE, Springfield; two sons, Robert NUNLEY, Ft. Wayne, Ind., and James Orville NUNLEY, San Bernadino, Calif.; a brother, Richard RUGGLES, Newport Richie, Fla.: and several nieces and nephews. Her body was taken to the Richards memorial Home where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Friday in charge of the Rev. Eugene Hilt. Burial will be in the South Vienna Cemetery.
page 14A: Franklin L. (Doc) THOMAS- New Carlisle - Franklin L. (Doc) THOMAS, 65, formerly of 3983 Dayton Lakeview rd., New Carlisle, died at 2 a.m. Saturday in the Utopia Nursing Home, Medway, where he had been a patient for one month. He had been ill for one year. Mt. THOMAS was a retired employee of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He was born in Tremont City July 2, 1913, the son of Frank D. and Carol HUTCHINSON THOMAS. Mr. THOMAS was a member of New Carlisle Lodge No. 100, F and AM, New Carlisle Aerie No. 3491, FOE. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army. Survivors include two aunts, Mrs. Jane COLLINS of St. Paris and Mrs. Margaret COOK of Xenia, and 10 cousins. His wife, Dorothy, died in 1973. His body was taken to the Trostel-Chapman Funeral Home, where friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held there are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Norman Eilar, pastor of Good Shepherd Methodist Church, Park Layne, officiating. Burial will be in New Carlisle Cemetery.
Mrs. Lillian Jane BUTTS , 59, of Interlachen, Fla., formerly of Springfield, died at 10 a.m. Sunday in her residence. She was born Jan. 27, 1920, in Springfield, a daughter of William and Minnie LESLIE FLACK. Her husband, Kenneth Robert BUTTS , died Jan. 30, 1971. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Judy SLATTERY, South Charleston; two sons, Robert of Springfield and Ira of North Hampton; three brothers, Russell and Delbert both of Springfield, and James of New Carlisle; six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Her body was taken to the Jackson, Lytle & Coffman Funeral Home.
Mrs. Margery F. HENDERSON, 78, of 3113 East High Street, died at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday in Community Hospital. She was born July 22, 1900, in Scioto County, a daughter of William and Lizzie ADKIN COOK, and was formerly of Sciotoville. She was a member of the Sciotoville United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, John; a daughter, Mrs. Charles W. (Eileen) Shy, with whom she had made her home in Springfield; three grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Her body was taken to the Brant Funeral Home, Sciotoville, where friends may call from 3:30 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be held there at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the Rushtown Cemetery. Local arrangements were handled by the Ingling Williams Funeral Home, Springfield.
Roy C. "Pete" AMMON, 77, 4174 Phoenix Drive, died at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday in Mercy Medical Center. He was born January 10, 1902, in St. Paris. He retired in 1976 after 42 years of employment with Robbins and Myers, Inc. Mr. AMMON was a member of the united Brethren in Christ Church. Survivors include his wife, Corbia; two sons; Jack HOLTON, Worthington, and Paul HOLTON, Oxon Hill, Md., two daughters, Mrs. Jeanne Sutton, Springfield, and Mrs. Ruth Ann BECK, New York City, seven grandchildren, and one nephew. His body was taken to the Jackson Lytle and Coffman Funeral Home where friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be held there at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in charge of the Rev. Matt Blanton. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Burial Park.
Mrs. Helen M. DEINZER, 81, Ohio Masonic Home, died at 6 p.m. Monday in Rickly Memorial Hospital. She was born June 11, 1897 in Hamilton, and entered the Masonic Home, October 25, 1976, sponsored by the Washington Lodge No. 17 F and A.M. of Hamilton. Survivors include her husband, Leonard of the hone; two sons, Leonard of Wellston and Vernon of Butler, N. J.; two daughters, Marion HEDGECOCK, Cincinnati, and Phoebe NELSON, Carpentaria, Calif. Her body was taken to the Richards Memorial home and will be sent to the Klouse Weigle Funeral Home, Hamilton, for services Thursday. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton.
Clarence POLLOCK, 69, of 136 Lafayette Street, Greenfield; formerly of Springfield, died at 2:45 p.m. Monday at Riverside Hospital, Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Goldie WATKINS POLLOCK; one daughter, Mrs. Mary FGATE; one son, David, both of Greenfield; three stepchildren, John MCMURRY, Newport, R.I., and Clarence and Lowell, both of Columbus; seven grandchildren; seven sisters, and two brothers. One granddaughter, three brothers and one sister are dead. His body was taken to the Murray Funeral home, Greenfield, where friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church, Greenfield. Burial will be in the Greenfield Cemetery.
Mrs. Katherine E. PARISH, 54, of 1502 Kenton St., died at 2 p.m. Sunday in Community Hospital following a two month illness. She was born October 10, 1924, in Versailles, Ind., a daughter of Delza and Anna MARQUARDT ADKINS. She was employed by Fulmer's Supermarkets prior to her illness. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Gail) AULT, and Mrs. Kenny (Kathy) LAKE, both of Springfield, and Celia, at home; one son, Mark, at home; four brothers, James, Charles, Alfred and Carroll, all of Versailles, and three grandchildren. Her husband, Charles E. PARISH, died in 1965. Her body was taken to Jackson-Lytle-Coffman Funeral Home where friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Services will be held there at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in charge of the Rev. John Wilson. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum.
Word was received here Wednesday of the death March 21 of Kenneth C. LACY, 56, Webster, N.Y., formerly of Springfield. He was born in Springfield, March 19, 1923, a son of Carl and Emily LACY. Survivors include his wife, Areta; a son and daughter, and four grandchildren. Services and burial were in New York.
James P. O'CONNOR, 85, of 419 Bellevue Ave., died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Mercy Medical Center. He was born Jan. 25, 1894, in Delaware, a son of Maurice and Johanna LYNCH O'CONNOR. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and a life member of VFW Post No. 3660 on Columbus Ave. He retired from International Harvester after 25 years. Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including a niece with whom he resided, Ruth STEINBRUNNER. His wife, Alice, is dead. His body was taken to Jones-O'Brien-Kenney Funeral Home where friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Visitation services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday. A funeral mass will be sung at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Smilin Bob Heart Attack Fund.
Page 7- Claude Dewalt BROWN , 61, of 580 Washington Ave, was dead on arrival at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday at Mercy Memrial Hospital. He was born Novemebr 1, 1917 in Champaign County, the son of Claude and Almira (EVILSIZOR) BROWN . For the past 15 years he was employed at Plastic Research in Urbana. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs William (Margaret) BAKER of Urabana, Mrs Paul (Edna) SWISHER , New Philadelphia; a brother, Myron E of Urbana and several nieces and nephews. Services will be Friday in the Walter Funeral Home in Urbana with the Rev Wilbur Riley, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.
Page 13 - Dallas HATMAKER , 60, 9of 208 E Main St, Tremont City, died at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday in Mercy Medical Center following three years of failing health. He was born Oct 22, 1918 in Jacksboro, TN, a son of Samuel and Bertha HATMAKER He had been employed as a machinist for 21 years at the Elliott Co, retiring in 1976. Mr Hatmaker was a veteran of World War II having served with the U S Army and was a member of Junior OUAM Champion Council No 2. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn, a daughter, Sandra Kay HARNESS , New Carlisle; two sons, James of Springfield and Kenneth at home; his mother of Oakridge Tenn; two brothers, James of Oakridge, Tenn, and Wallace of Knoxville, Tenn; two grandsons; two nephews and one niece. A brother Everett, died in 1941. His body was taken to the Jackson, Lytle, and Coffman funeral home where friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday and where Junior OUAM services will be at 8 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Saturday in charge of the Rev Orville Cruea. Burial will be in Mt Calvary Cemetery
XENIA - Clarence E. MCKEEVER, 74, of 312 Ravina Rd., formerly of Springfield, was dead on arrival at Greene Memorial Hospital at 11:45 p.m. Thursday. He was a retired Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. agent, formerly associated with Dallas Marshall Realtors of Xenia and Fulmer Co. of Springfield, and managed a grocery in the city. He was born December 24, 1904, in Cleveland, the son of John William and Della MCKEEVER, and spent winters in Weslaco, Texas, and summers in Dyers Bay, Ontario, Canada. He was a candidate for Greene County Commission in the 1960s and his memberships included the Salvation Army board and Kiwanis Club of Xenia. He married the former Leona BUTLER, a Springfield native, in 1935. Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Pam MCKEEVER CURTIS of Trotwood; a son, Victor MCKEEEVER of Xenia; three grandchildren; a sister, Lenora MCKEEVER of Urbana, and two brothers, William of Westville and Robert of Springfield. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McColaugh Funeral Home, Xenia, by the Rev. Gordon Kester of Westminster Church. Buruial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday with Masonic services at 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Date of Death is being used, April 16, 1979. Ruth M. OLDS, 78, of 621 Adams St. died Monday at 8:50 p.m. in Piqua Memorial Hospital. She had been a patient five days after an illness of four years. She was born in West Milton June 2, 1900, a daughter of Thomas and Edna CRESS YOUNT. She married J. Raymond OLDS March 31, 1922. He survives. She was a member of Greene Street United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Progressive Mother's Club. She had been a buyer for J.W. Brown Store and Uhlman's for many years. In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons, Raymond D. and Thomas L. both of Piqua; one daughter Mrs. Orville FRANCIS (Patrica) of Piqua; four brothers, Robert YOUNT of Eaton, Samuel YOUNT of Bradenton, Fla.; Richard and Carl YOUNT of Bradford; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. One daughter, Esther, two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in Jamieson Funeral Home, 333 W. High St., with the Dr. Robert Sinks officiating. Burial will be in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Submitted by Carleene Roe, firstname.lastname@example.org
Page 4. Dennis NANCE "Man Found Dead In Auto Behind Home" A 26-year-old Springfield man was found dead this morning in an automobile behind his 1829 Summit St. residence. Dennis NANCE was found lying across the front seat of a parked automobile about 9 am today. Police, including officers from the crime lab, Fire Division paramedics, and Rick Dunbar of the Clark County Coroner's office were called to the scene. A Fire Division report said the ignition of the automobile was off when the body was found. When the Squad arrived on the scene at 9:24, no vital signs could be detected.