Page 17. Mary Lois BERNER, 68, of 911 Tremont City Rd, died Thursday in her residence. Body to Woods-Allgier Funeral Home; visitation 2-4 and 6-8 pm Sunday; services there 10 am Monday; burial in Lawrenceville Cemetery.
Page 17. [Woodstock] Warren R "Bud" NANCE, 49, of 114 Bennett St, died at 11 am Thursday in Riverside Hospital, Columbus. Body to Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home, North Lewisburg; visitation 2-4 and 7-9 pm Saturday; services there 2 pm Sunday.
Page 17. [New Carlisle] Louise M CHRISTIAN, 59, of 924 Weinland Dr, died Thursday in Grandview Hospital, Dayton. Body to Trostel-Chapman Funeral Home; visitation 4-8 pm Sunday; services there 10:30 am Monday.
Page 3D. Albert PENWELL, 83, of 1922 Rutland Avenue, died at 5 am Saturday, July 22, 1989 in Community Hospital following a brief illness. He was born on October 08, 1905 in Bainbridge, Ohio the son of Carey and Sarah (LYTLE) PENWELL. He retired in 1970 from the Springfield Bus Company. He is survived by three sons, Jerry W and Paul R both of Springfield and Raymond Douglas of Peoria, Illinois; three sisters, Ocie KNIEF of Urbana, Pauline SHOEMAKER of Bainbridge, and Ruth MOORE of Greenfield; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Beatrice in 1983, one daughter, Alberta PENWELL, two sons, James and Albert G, one sister, Emma MCCOY, and one brother, Clarence. Friends may call in the Littleton Funeral Home from 3-5 and 7-9 pm Monday where services will be held at 1 pm Tuesday with Rev Raymond R Garrett officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Page 3D. Zillah SELLEY, 83, of 113 South Western Avenue, died at 3:30 am Saturday July 22, 1989 in the K of P Home after 3 1/2 months of serious illness. She was born on April 13, 1906 in New York City the daughter of Samuel A and Bertram (WOLFE) WRIGHT. She was a retired secretary from the Springfield Masonic Temple, was a member of the East High Street Church of Christ, was a violinist with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra for 25 years and served as past president, was a member of the Fort Nightly Music Club and served as past president, and was a member of Norris Chapter Number 426 (OES). She is survived by her husband, Captain Herman F SELLEY; one son, Captain William Frederick SELLEY of Miami, Florida; one grandson, Richard SELLEY, one granddaughter, Linda GRAINGER; two great-grandchildren. Friends may call in the Littleton Funeral Home from 5-8 pm Tuesday where services will be [balance of obituary is missing]
Page 13. Victor L FIFE, Sr, 50, of 944 Southfield, Springfield, died at 8:45 am Monday, July 24, 1989 in his residence following ten months illness. He was born in Clark County, Ohio, November 10, 1938 the son of Gerald and Thelma (WALLS) FIFE. He served in the United States Army during the Viet Nam Conflict. He was employed by Dallas-Mavis and a member of the Teamsters Local 654. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude ; one son, Victor FIFE, Jr of Springfield; one daughter, Mrs John (Deanna) THOMAS of Urbana; two step-sons, David JENKINS and Bill FERGUSON both of Springfield; a step-daughter, Gala MILLER of Springfield; his mother, Thelma FIFE; his father, Mr and Mrs Gerald FIFE all of Springfield; one sister, Mrs Ronald (Peggy) SHROYER of Springfield; one half-sister, Bonnie SHOEPPNER of Springfield; three grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers ; and one sister. Friends may call in the Austin Richards and Raff Memorial Home on Tuesday from 6-9 pm. Funeral services will be held in the Memorial Home at 1 pm Wednesday with Rev Bruce Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Page 13. Keith T RICE, 81, formerly of 3119 Sherwood Park Drive, Springfield, died at 12:35 am Sunday, July 23, 1989 in St Johns Center. He was born in Verona, Ohio. February 05, 908 the son of Wilber Clarence and Esta (SMITH) RICE. He was a retired employee of the Ohio Bell Company, a member of the First United Church of Christ and Anthony Lodge Number 455 F & A M. He is survived by his wife, Vonda M RICE; one son, Leland D RICE of Cadiz, Spain; three brothers, Kenneth of Phillipsburg, Ohio, Russell and Galen both of Lewisburg, Ohio; one sister, Geraldine CULLERS of Greenville, Ohio; two granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Corrinne HALL and Eileen OSTASZEWSKI. Friends may call in the Austin Richards and Raff Memorial Home on Wednesday from 4-7 pm. Anthony Lodge will hold Masonic Services at 7 pm. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Thursday in the Memorial Home with Rev Frank Wright officiating. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery, Darke [Rest of obituary missing]
Marvin E. Wells, 84, formerly of 1033 East Home Road, died Thursday, July 27, 1989 at 3:10 a.m. in Mercy Medical Center following several months of declining health. He was born January 20, 1905 in Ginghamsburg, Ohio the son of Harvey and Clara (Borchers) Wells. He was employed as a branch manager with Commercial Motor Freight retiring in 1970. Survivors include his daughter, Nancy Berneking of Wayzata, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther in October of 1977; and a sister, Eva Layne in 1988. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will be in Ferncliff Cemeterry. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Memorial contributions are requested to the donors own choice. Arrangements are being handled by the Woods-Allgier Funeral Home. EDITOR - Aside from punctuation errors, which make the editor in me a little crazy, the other errors are Eva's last name was spelled Lane, not Layne, and she died in 1987, not 1988.
Elizabeth A. GAIER, 91, of 29 North Limestone Street, died Friday morning in her residence following several years of declining health. She was born on September 15, 1897 in Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania the daughter of Joseph and Florence (ADELSBERGER) SCHOLL. She was a 1920 graduate of the old City Hospital School of Nursing and worked as a nurse for the City of Springfield Health Department and the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. She married her husband, Laurence C. GAIER in August of 1924, and later began the GAIER Furniture Company, where she was the owner. Mrs. GAIER was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, attending St. Teresa, and was a charter member of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia. She was also a member of the Ohio State Nursing Association, District Number 11. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Edwin FRICK of Eaton, Ohio, Betty and Paul BARTRUFF of Springfield; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert L. and Sandra GAIER; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Josephine) MINNICK of Springfield; two brothers, Charles SCHOLL of Du Bois, Pennsylvania, and Gerald and wife, Alta SCHOLL of Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren and two-step grandchildren; 11 great and five step-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Marie LONEY and Cecilia GAIER. She was preceded in death by her husband, Laurence in May of 1957, two sisters, Alice and Mary LONDON, and two brothers, Frank and Kenneth SCHOLL. Her body was taken to the Woods-Allgier Funeral Home where friends may call on Monday from 6-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Bernard Church with Fr. Donal Huebner officiating. Interment will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery. Memorial donations are requested to the St. Vincent DePaul Society or the donor's own choice.
Ernest HELSEL, 77, of 1707 East High Street, died Friday evening in Mercy Medical Center following several years of declining health. He was born on May 8, 1912 in Fayette County and retired in 1977 from the Ross-Willoughby Company as a utility man, with 42 years of service. He attended the North Hampton United Church of Christ and was a life member of the Benevolent Order of the Elks, a member of Eagles Aerie Post Number 397 and the Liedertafel Club. Survivors include his wife, Lillian (DAVIS); four daughters, Mrs. Jon (Margarie) METTEFELD and Mrs. Joe (Frances) MUMMA, both of Springfield, Mrs. Harry (Louise) MASSEY of North Hampton, and Mrs. Richard (Amy) FOSTER of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; two sons, Kyle of Springfield and Harvey of Tacoma, Washington; 17 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Friends may call in the Woods-Allgier Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with Elk Lodge services at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Milton Heitzman officiating. Interment will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Eva I. RUSSELL 79, of 366 East High Street, died suddenly in herresidence at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, August 19, 1989. She was born on July 19, 1910 in Meigs County, Ohio the daughter of Claten and Clista (REEVES) TEWKSBURY and had been a Springfield resident since 1925. Mrs. RUSSELL was formerly employed by the Crowell-Collier Company and the Tot Shop. She is survived by one sister, Mrs.Mildred SCHILLER of Springfield; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, James N. RUSSELL on April 10, 1968 and a brother, William C. TEWKSBURY in 1969. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the AUSTIN RICHARDS AND RAFF MEMORIAL HOME. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday in the memorial home. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
David J. WHITACRE, 63, of South Freeman Street, died unexpectedly at 6:05 a.m. Wednesday, August 23, 1989 in Mercy Medical Center. He was born on August 30, 1925 in Springfield, Ohio the son of David J. and Marie (AUGUSTA) WHITACRE, Sr. He was a graduate of Catholic Central and employed as warehouse manager for Gaiers Interiors, with 47 years of service. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II, and a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Lake (WILLIAMS), whom he married on June 15, 1949; five daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Larry BEEGLE, Rita and George HACKATHORNE, all of Springfield, Joan and Ivan ESTEP of Plain City, Ohio, Susan and Greg SIMPSON, and Jeanette and Joseph BREWER, all of Springfield; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Susan WHITACRE of Springfield; 15 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Marvin (Marie) WILLIAMS of Enon and Ruth WHITACRE of Medway; four brothers, Paul of Fairborn, James of Urbana, Richard of Springfield, and Robert of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Friends may call in the Wood -Allgier Funeral Home on Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Fr. Donald Huebner officiating. Interment will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery. Memorial donations are requested to the American Heart Association, Clark County Chapter.
Clarella HORTON, 68 of 627 Lawnview Avenue, Springfield, died Friday, September 15, 1989 at 6 a.m. in her residence following two years failing health. She was born in South Vienna, Ohio, on April 18, 1921, the daughter of Able Clinton and Hazel (THOMAS) SHOOK and was a Clark County resident most of her life. She was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church, the Anna Gilbert Chapter Number 490 Order of the Eastern Star where she was a past matron, Manito Shrine Number 27, White Shrine of Jerusalem and a member of the Plattsburg Alumni Association Class of 1939. Survivors include her husband, Marvin HORTON, whom she married on September 17, 1960, also three brothers, Weldon T. SHOOK, Littleton, Colorado, Eugene C. SHOOK, South Vienna, Jaron L. SHOOK, Newark, Ohio, one sister, Miriam SHEETS, Springfield; three nieces, Kimberly OREN, Springfield, Connie CONOVER, Tempe, Arizona, Cathy HURST, South Vienna; three nephews, Jeffrey SHOOK, Toronto, Canada, Michael SHOOK, South Vienna, Jaron Lee SHOOK, Newark, Ohio; five great nieces and four great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, also by her first husband, Earl SANDS in 1956 and also by one nephew, Ronald SHEETS. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Ingling-Williams Funeral Home, Springfield. Anna Gilbert Chapter will hold services Sunday at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. William C. Zimmann officiating with entombment in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Contributions may be made to the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mt. Vernon, Ohio or the Hope Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.
Page 20 Robert V. Wert, 79, of 6962 Zerkle Road, died at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, October 3, 1989 in Heartland of Springfield after five weeks failing health. He was born September 4, 1910, in Clark County, the son of Frank and Ruth (NUNBERGER) WERT. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca C., to whom he was married for 49 years, in 1988 and also by one sister, Mary Kathryn LEHMAN. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca C. to whom he was married for 49 years, in 1988 and also by one sister, Mary Kathryn LEHMAN. He was a retired self-employed farmer, was formerly employed with the Crowell-Collier Publishing Company, and shared and extensive door-to-door egg route with his wife for many years. He was a member of the Maiden Lane Church of God. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Carl VOGEL, Springfield; one son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Sharon WERT of Roseburg, Oregon; one sister, Gayle CLINGMAN; five grandchildren, Lori and Rebecca VOGEL and Sarah, Tim and Molly WERT; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday in the Littleton Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Keith Stork officiating. Burial in Ferncliff Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the German Township Paramedics.
James E. Castle, 78, of 2330 Sunset Avenue died unexpectedly 10:30 p.m. Monday, October 31, 1989 in Quincy, Ohio, the son of Frank and Isabell (LINE) CASTLE and was a Springfield resident for most of his life. Mr. CASTLE served in the United States Army during World War II and he retired from Navistar following 34 years service. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lucille E. (XANDERS) CASTLE; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Helen HARTMAN. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the Austin Richards and Raff Memorial Home and from 10-10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel with Rev. Joachim Wilck officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may me made to the Springfield Paramedic Fund.
Paul I. TIDD, 92 formerly of Springfield and Florida, died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, November 5, 1989 in the Champaign Nursing Home. He was born December 26, 1896 in Colton, Ohio, the son of George and Effie (SHUARD) TIDD and had resided in Urbana for most of his life. He was a member of the Urbana United Methodist Church, a self-employed barber, and was a former Champaign County Recorder. He was a 32nd degree Mason with Harmony Lodge Number 008, The Eastern Star Elizabeth M. Hood Chapter Number 505, and the Senior Citizens, all of Urbana. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Geneva and Garnet LOUDOUN of Urbana; three granddaughters, Vonnie DAVISSON, Paula PLANK, both of Urbana, Vicki CARR of West Carrollton, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Bernadine HOLCOMB of Dayton, and Mrs. Lillian STICKLE of Columbus, seven great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha TIDD in 1984, and by two sisters. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, 1989 in the Walter Schoedinger Funeral Home, 642 South Main Street, Urbana. Burial will follow in New Carlisle Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. in the funeral home with Harmony Masonic Lodge services at 7 p.m. The family requests that contributions be made to the Urbana Paramedics.
Page 20. Timothy E SISLER, 30, of 129 West State Street, died unexpectedly at 12:55 pm Thursday, November 09, 1989, in community Hospital. He was born April 18, 1959, in Springfield, the son of Edward and Janet (SUTTLES) SISLER, and lived in Springfield all of his life. MR SISLER was a 1977 graduate of Northwestern High School and had been employed at the RIWCO corporation for the past two years. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Bethany (WALTER) SISLER; two children, Timothy Eugene SISLER II, age four, and Christa Lynn SISLER, age six, both at home; his parents of Springfield; maternal grandparents, Clark and Mary SUTTLES of Ironton, Ohio; paternal grandmother, Mae SISLER of Springfield; three brothers, Joseph SISLER and his wife Teresa, Daniel SISLER, Edward SISLER and his wife, Marlene, all of Springfield; two sisters, Patricia TAULBEE and her husband Don of Bellefontaine, Heidi SISLER of Springfield; mother-in-law, Donna WALTER of New Carlisle; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Kirk and Melanie SCOTT of Springfield, Doug and Anna WALTER of New Carlisle, Bill and Brenda WALTER of Seminole, Florida; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call from 6-9 pm Sunday in the Austin Richards and Raff Memorial Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Monday in the Grace United Methodist Church with pastor David W Phaneuf officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff cemetery. [Next to this obituary is the end of an article detailing the industrial accident in which Timothy E SISLER was involved.]
Page 20. Grace Emma ADKINS, 83, of 2022 Lexington Ave, died at 9:24 am Friday in Community Hospital. Body to Littleton Funeral Home; visitation there two hours prior to services at 2 pm Monday; burial 1 pm Tuesday in Beechgrove Cemetery, Muncie Ind.
Page 20. [New Hampshire, O] Clifford F MCCLAID, 76, Washington St, died Thursday at Sunny Acres Nursing Home, Sidney. Body to VanHorn Funeral Home, Lakeview; visitation 2-4 and 6-8 pm Sunday; services 2 pm Monday at New Hampshire Church of the Nazarene.
Page 20. [Urbana] Charles Noble "Pappy" EUBANKS, 91, 2880 S Ohio 68, died at 3 am Friday in Champaign Nursing Home. Body to Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home; visitation 7-9 pm Sunday; graveside services 1:30 pm Monday in Oak Dale Cemetery.
Mautz (Monk) L. HENDERSON. 73, of 4804 Middle-Urbana rd.,died Wednesday Nov 22, 1989 in Community Hospital. He was born on Dec.22,1915 in Springfield,Ohio, the son of Roy and Gertrude M.(PECK) HENDERSON. He retired in 1976 from Navistar International with 42 years of services a Superintendent of Maintenance. He was an active golfer and bowler participating in various leagues. survivors include his wife Bertha (YEAZELL), a daughter, Mrs. Elnora Jean PARKER, both of springfield; one son ,Mautz (Monte) L. HENDERSON Jr. of Napierville, Illinois; a stepdaughter Nancy HOFFMAN of Springfield; five grandchildren,three great granddaughters, two brothers, Paul and George PECK; a sister Nellie HAWKE all of Springfield; numerous nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his first wife A. Elnora (PATTON) HENDERSON in 1970; two brothers ,Curtis and Karl HENDERSON; and two sisters Vonita and Nadine. Friends may call Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm in Woods Allgier funeral home. Service will be held Saturday at 1 pm in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park.
Alice B. EVILSIZOR, 88, of 210 Maiden Lane, died at 1:20 a.m. Friday, November 24, 1989, in Mercy Medical Center after one week serious illness. She was born November 1 1901 in Worthington, Ohio, the daughter of George F and Glendora (BISHOP) TULLER. She was a retired cafeteria worker from Springfield North High School. She was a member of the Central Christian Church, Home City, Chapter 258 Order of the Eastern Star, the Order of the Amaranth, the Fraternal order of Eagles Aerie No 397, and the Union Club. She is survived by her husband, Harold R of Springfield; several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Littleton funeral home with the Rev Joe W Aspley, Jr officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to services in the funeral home. Burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
Howard C. STAIGHT, 81, of Springfield, died Monday, November 27, 1989 at 1 p.m. in Good Samaritan Hospital Dayton, Ohio. He was born January 31, 1908 in Darke County, Ohio the son of Carlton and Sylva (SYMONDS) STAIGHT. He was a retired machinist from Airetool, and was a member of the Springfield Management Association. He was a member of the First Church of the Brethren where he served as Deacon. Survivors include his wife, Marie; three daughters, Nancy FRANTZ of Medway, Ohio, Sylvia DETTY of Royal Oak, Michigan, and Helen STANSBERRY of Azalia, Michigan; two sisters, Mary L. ROBBINS and Audrey JONES both of Springfield; eight grandchildren, Linda GOFF, Wendy St. Peter, Don and Keith FRANTZ all of Springfield, Diane DETTY and Michael DETTY both of Royal Oak, Michigan, Caryn PEPPER and Rhonda APP both of Azalia, Michigan; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by three sisters; and one brother; and also by one great-grandson. Friends may call in the Littleton Funeral Home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the First Church of the Brethren, 734 West Columbia Street with Revs. Marc and Yvonne Riege officiating. Interment in New Carlisle Cemetery. If desired contributions may be directed to the First Church of the Brethren or the Tecumseh Council of the Boy Scouts.
NEW CARLISLE -- John LANE, formerly of 1527 Funderburg Rd., New Carlisle, died at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday in Wayne Hospital, Greenville. He had been ill for four years and seriously ill for two weeks. A retired farmer, Mr. LANE was a member of the New Carlisle Church of the Brethren and had been a resident of the Brethren Home, Greenville, for the past two and one-half years. Born in New Carlisle 25, 1882, he was the son of Walter and Phoebe FRANTZ LANE. Survivors include two sons, Richard of Monroe, Mich., and Galen of Medway; a daughter, Mrs. Erald (Gleneva) GIBSON of New Carlisle; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A third son, Roy, died in 1964, and his wife Lura, died in 1948. Friends may call at the Trostel-Chapman Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in New Carlisle Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Alfred Replogle, pastor, in charge, assisted by the Rev. Chester T. Harley of Dayton. Mr. LANE's body will lie in state in the church for one hour prior to services Friday. Burial will be in New Carlisle Cemetery.
Page 22: H. Wilbur ULERY, 86 of 1116 Torrence Drive, died Monday, December 18, 1989, at 6:20 p.m. in Hope House Manor of Springfield after ten years of failing health. He was born July 25, 1903 in Champaign County near Terre Haute, the son of Albert R. and Maude S. (FUNDERBURG) ULERY. He retired in 1968 as a car inspector from the New York Central Railroad, with 45 years of service. He was a member of Story-Hypes Memorial United Methodist Church, Anthony Lodge Number 455 F&AM, Springfield Chapter Number 48 RAM, the Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, and the Antioch Shrine. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Donna (JENKINS); one daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Maurice (Barbara E.) GRAY, Mechanicsburg; one son and daughter-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Douglas L. (Opal) ULERY of Springfield; three grandchildren, Neal GRAY of Mechanicsburg; Brian and Jennifer ULERY, both of Springfield; and several cousins. Friends may call in the Littleton Funeral Home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday. Funeral services will be held there at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Robert E. Webb of Story Hypes Memorial United Methodist Church officiating. Interment Ferncliff Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be directed to the charity of donor's choice.
Page 22. Mamie Amelia BOTKIN, Age 94, of 9663 Cowpath Road, St. Paris, formerly of 6494 Dialton Road, Springfield and more recently a resident of the Champaign Nursing Home, Urbana, died Tuesday, December 19, 1989 at 2:05 p.m. in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana following a lengthy illness. She was born near St. Paris on February 6, 1895, a daughter of the late James Albert and Millie Amelia (STONE) BECK. She was a member of the Newson Missionary Church, St. Paris. Her husband Paul E. Botkin preceded her in death on April 11, 1964. Survivors include one daughter Mrs. Ray Claradell KEARNS of St. Paris, three grandchildren, Cynthia D. KEARNS of Houston, Texas; Cheryl A. (KEARNS) DUPRE and James E. KEARNS both of St. Paris; one great-grandchild; four step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. in the Newson Missionary Church, St. Paris with the Rev. Allen Sudmann officiating. Burial will follow in Newson Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. in the Richeson-Wickham & Atkins Funeral Home, St. Paris and on Friday from 11 a.m. until time of services in the church.
Albert P. JUNG, 85, formerly of 1701 Lagonda Avenue, passed away at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday in McAuley Center, Urbana, following several years of failing health. He was born in Springfield, Ohio on October 22, 1904, the son of Ludwig and Elizabeth (SAUTER) JUNG and resided here all of his life. He had been employed as a technician for Robbins and Myers Incorporated for 36 years, retiring in 1969. Survivors include one daughter, Alice MCABEE of Orlando, Florida; two sons, Albert JUNG of Lexington, Kentucky and Joseph JUNG of Springfield; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, in 1954, also two sisters, and four brothers. Friends may call on Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Conroy Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Rev. Donald Huebner officiating. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Robert L. SWISHER, 56, of 515 North Belmont Avenue, passed away at 7:15 p.m. Monday in his residence following one year failing health. He was born in Champaign County, Ohio on July 15, 1933, the son of John and Lydia (HUFFMAN) SWISHER, and resided here most of his life. He had been employed as a pressman for Navistar for 23 years. He was a member of AMVETS Number 189, and he served wit the United State Army during the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Linda; five daughters, Mrs. Rick (Beverly) HAVENS, Ms. Mary RADCLIFF, both of Springfield, Mrs. Buddy (Kathy) FRALEY, Athens, Ohio, Linda HOLTON, Mrs. John (Debbie) ELLARS, both of London; two sons, Robert C. of London, Ohio and John C. of Cleveland, Ohio; three step-children, Ronald, Eric, and Sara BRANDYBERRY, all of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Gerald (Barbara J.) CARTER, and Mrs. Walter (Margaret) MCCARTY, both of Winder, Georgia; one brother, Donald of Mt. Sterling, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Friends may call in the Conroy Funeral Home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg, Ohio.
Phyllis E. SNAPP, age 62 of 7041 Old Troy Pike, St. Paris, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday, January 1, 1990 in Mercy Medical Center. She was born August 20, 1927 in Champaign County, the daughter of Raymond and Edyth (BRANSON) HUSTON. She was retired from the In-surall Company in 1989. She was a 1945 Westville High School Graduate and a member of the Myrtle Tree Baptist Church and Pen-Ohio Coin Club and a Charter member of the Springfield Coin Club. She is survived by her husband Everett whom she married June 1, 1946; her mother of Urbana; daughter and son-in-law Ginny and Clifford Herbert BAKER of St. Paris, Ohio; a grandson, Joshua; two brothers, Howard Burns HUSTON of Carson City, Nevada and Ralph Raymond HUSTON of Glendale, Arizona; three nieces and a nephew. She was preceded in death by her father in 1969. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, in the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana. Burial will be in Terre Haute Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 -9 p.m. Thursday. Contribution may be made to the Myrtle Tree Baptist Church or to the Tremont City Emergency Squad.
Ernest F. LEAR 68, of Springfield, died Sunday, December 31, 1989 at 10:10 p.m. in Community Hospital. He was born September 21, 1921, the son of Everett LEAR and Dallas (MILLER) LEAR. He was a retired machinist from Speco Division of Kelsey Hayes. He is survived by his wife, Georgia; two daughters, Beverley Marie JONES, Carollyn Dianne EDWERS, two sons, Ernest Everett LEAR, and Brett Vincent LEAR: ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the Littleton Funeral Home, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Paramedic Fund.
Ruth Marie HELSEL, 92, formerly of Springfield, Ohio, died Sunday, December 31, 1989 at Lutheran Senior City, Columbus. She was a former Athletic Director and professor at Wittenberg University. She also taught at Kent State, University of Colorado and the University of Michigan. She was a graduate of Ohio State University and received her masters at Columbia University. Her membership include Zion Lutheran Church, Columbus; Fourth Lutheran Church, Springfield, Ohio; Wittenberg Athletic Hall of Honor; Wittenberg Guild, Kappa Delta Sorority; National Who's Who of American Women; Altrusa; Springfield Country Club; Womens Town Club; Daughters of the American Revolution; Pennsylvania House Guide; Elderly United; and past-member Oakwood Village governing board. Preceded in death by parents, Lee and Mary (MASON) HELSEL; brother and sister-in-law, Wilbur M. and Louise HELSEL Sr.; niece, Carolyn HESEL. Survived by nieces and nephews, Mary Lou and Bill WAGNER, Phyllis and Ed RADUGGE, Wilbur (Bill) HELSEL Jr., grand nieces and nephews, Cherie and Erin Alvise, Jacquie and John WAGNER, Kim and Drew HART, Kelley RADUGGE, Eydie and Doug SCHILLING, Teri and Loring WEISENBERGER, Wilbur (Bill) HELSEL III, Jackie and Doug HELSEL. Funeral service to be held Thursday, January 4, 1990 at 11:00 a.m. Schoedinger State Street Chapel, 229 East State Street, Columbus, where family and friends may call Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. or 1 hour prior to the service Thursday. Interment Obetz Cemetery. Pastor Walter Lindemuth officiating. Memorials may be given to Wittenberg University in her name.
Mary M. ROSE, 75, OF 11740 South Shelly Drive, Leesburg, Florida died Saturday, December 23, 1989 at 4:00 p.m. in Orlando, Florida. She was a Springfield resident until moving to Florida in 1966. She was an active secretary for the Eustis Bowling League and was a member of the United Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, Robert; one daughter Jean PRAT of Eustis, Florida; a step-son, Dale of Springfield; one sister-in-law Nora REDMON of Orlando; one brother-in-law, Edward ROSE of Springfield; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Irene BAKER. Burial in Orlando, Florida.
Page 15. Shirley D LAWSON, 61, of New Carlisle died Thursday morning, January 4,1990 at Mercy Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born November 22, 1928 in Rushville, Indiana. She attended the New Carlisle Church of the Nazarene and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post number 9966 of New Carlisle. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Jim in December of 1987; one sister and one brother. Survivors include a daughter, Helen CARPENTER of Crystal Lakes; two sons, Corwin of New Carlisle and Ward of Safety Harbor, Florida. Six grandchildren, Jimmie and Christopher CARPENTER; Nicole, Matthew, Kathryn and Jacquelyn LAWSON; a sister Marietta HOLMES of Connersville, Indiana; other relatives and friends. Services will be held at 11 am Monday in the New Carlisle Church of the Nazarene with the Rev Al Mason officiating. Burial in New Carlisle Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 3-5 pm Sunday in the Trostel-Chapman Funeral Home, New Carlisle and one hour prior to the service in the church.
Page 15. Jack B MOLER, 60, of 3329 Upper Valley Pike, died at 2 pm Wednesday, January 3, 1990, in his residence after an extended illness. He was born December 25, 1929 in Clark County, the son of John R and Maude (BOWSHIER) MOLER. Mr MOLER retired from the Ajax Superior Company with 35 years service and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife Betty (NANCE) MOLER; one son, Michael MOLER, Cable; three step-children, Norman and Merrill HESSON and Ruth SHARPE , all of Springfield; two sisters, Janice LUCAS and Lorraine LEIGH, both of Springfield; one brother, Donald MOLER, Mechanicsburg; two grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Emerson. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Friday in the Jackson, Lytle & Coffman Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 am Saturday at the Freewill Baptist Church in Beatty with the Rev Forrest Dyer officiating. His body will lie in state in the church for one hour prior to services. Interment to follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. Family suggests contributions may be made to the Freewill Baptist Church.
Page 13. Kathryn A DUNDON, 51, passed away at 10 am Monday in St Johns Center Nursing Home following a prolonged illness. She was born in Springfield on January 20, 1938, the daughter of Charles and Evelyn (FENLON) MASON. She was a member of St Bernard Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs John (Julie) STRATTON of Springfield and Mrs David (Theresa) KANGAS of Louisiana; two sons, Terrance and Chris, both of Springfield; and one brother, Terrance of Colorado. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice R and also one son, Mr Anthony. Her body was taken to the Conroy Funeral Home where there will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be held at 10 am Wednesday in St Bernard Church, and burial will be in St Bernard Cemetery.
Page 13. Mildred F PENWELL, 75, of Dover Road, Springfield died unexpectedly, December 31, 1989 in her residence. Mrs PENWELL was born August 25, 1914, in Champaign County, the daughter of Emerson and Florence FOX. She was retired from Commercial Printing Company, Springfield. Mrs PENWELL was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Survivors include two sisters, Kathryn WOODS and Elsie BOWSER, both of New Moorefield; two step-daughters, Margie JONES of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, and Flora Mae MULLEN of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs PENWELL was preceded in death by her husband, William (Larry) PENWELL. Her body was taken to Wright State University, School of Medicine, at her request. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Mildred F PENWELL Scholarship Trust, c/o Security National Bank, Springfield, Ohio.
Eugene L. MCKEEVER, 72, of 1718 West Jefferson Street, died Wednesday, January 10, 1990 at 10:30 p.m. following several years of failing health. He was born on February 21, 1917 in Donnelsville, Ohio the son of Richard L. and Edna (SMITH) MCKEEVER. He was retired from Heat Treating Incorported, where he worked as a heat treater for 30 years. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 13 and was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corp, serving in World War II. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth (TYREE) MCKEEVER; one son, Ronald MCKEEVER; one granddaughter, Amy MCKEEVER, both of Port Orange, Florida; one sister, Esther REISS of Springfield; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother Emory MCKEEVER. Friends may call in the Littleton Fneral Home on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Monday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Max Culver of First Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Helen HUBER, 90, of 2100 East High Street, Springfield, died Wednesday, January 10, 1990 at 8L05 a.m. in the Knights of Pythian Home following six months failing health. She was born in Springfield, Ohio, January 3, 1900, the daughter of Trimble W. and Bertha (KERNS) THOMPSON. She had been an area resident all her life, a member of Fifth Lutheran Church, retired as an inspector for Robbins & Myers after 50 years of service and was past president of Robbins & Myers Credit Union. Survivors include one niece, Barbara and Tom BERRY, Springfield; one nephew, Bob and Jo Ann TIBBETTS, Laurens, South Carolina; one sister-in-law, Dorothy HUBER JAMES, Springfield; numberous great-nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Preceded in death by her parents, her husbandHarry, one brother, Wilbur "Bubby" KERNS, on sister, Mildred TIBBETTS. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Paramedics. Ingling-Williams Funeral Home, Springfield in charge of arrangements.
Page 12. Marvin A. MILLER, 65, of North Fort Myers, Florida, passed away February 3, 1990, following a brief illness. He was formerly of Springfield, Ohio where he was born and raised.. He owned and operated Miller TV Sales and Service at 1531 North Limestone Street for 27 years. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Army Air Corp. He was a member of the Anthony Masonic Lodge Number 455, Springfield, Ohio, and also a member and past officer of two motor home clubs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte. Survivors include a son, Gary R. MILLER, of Springfield; two daughters, Judy PTACEK, Winter Park, Florida, and Susan JOHNSON of Springfield; brother, Forest MILLER of Cape Coral, Florida; sister Mildred DARAKIS of Springfield; six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Services will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Fort, Myers, Florida. In lieu of Flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Remembrance Fund at the Cape Coral Hospital, 636 Del Prado, Blvd., Cape Coral, Florida.
Odessa G. BELL, 77, of 830 West Liberty street, Springfield, died Tuesday, February 20, 1990 at 4:30 p.m. in Mercy Medical Center. She was born on February 18, 1913 in Mt. Airy, North Carolina; the daughter of James and Isabella HUGHES. Mrs. BELL was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she belonged to Circle Number 2, and was an honorary member of the Senior Usher Board. Survivors include one daughter, Katherine UPSHAW of Springfield; her step-mother, Earline TATE of winston Salem, North Carolina; two sisters, Lillian DALTON and Sue TATE, both of Winston Salem; two brothers, John TATE of Florida and Charles TATE of Winston Salem, seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Her body was taken to the Dennis L. Porter Funeral Home.Interment in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Billy S. GILL, 60, of 4460 Dayton Road, died in Mercy Medical Center at 6:33 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, 1990 following several years of failing health. He was born August 25, 1929 in Zanesville, Ohio the son of Smith and Edna (CORDRAY) GILL. Mr. GILL served in the United States Army and retired from the Air National Guard in 1981 after 38 years of service. He was a member of the Enon Post VFW Number 8437. He was the devoted husband of his wife of 40 years, Margaret (LYNCH) GILL; and is also survived by six daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Robert BOSTICK of Springfield, Diane and Richard CLINE of Las Vegas, Nevada, Billie and John PROFFITT, Cathie and Donald ROBERTS, Terry and Todd MCAFEE, all of Knoxville, Tennessee, Beck and Charles COOK of Dayton; one sister Doris KURTSINGER of Louisville, Kentucky; three brothers, Herman GILL of Oregon, Jerry and Ted GILL of Georgia; 13 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ralph and Bobby GILL. Austin Richards Funeral Home. Funeral service with full military honors Friday in the Memorial Home. Interment in Rose Hill Burial Park.
Lee K. GONG, 67, of 337 Fairfield Pike, Enon, Ohio, died at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, 1990 at 7:25 p.m. at Mercy Medical Center. She was born August 9, 1922 in Canton, China, the daughter of Sam and Lo (SHEE) YEE. Mrs. GONG retired in 1985 with 32 years service as an Accounting Clerk at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. She was a member of the Springfield Club, the Womens Town Club, Philmatheon Club, The City Federation of Women's Club, Elderly United and past member of the ABWA. Survivors include her husband, Bok Y. (Eddie) GONG. Jackson Lytle & Coffman Funderal Home Funeral services there at 10 a.m. Sat. Entombment in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum.
Anna L. HENRY, 70, a former Springfield resident, died unexpectedly in her Los Angeles, California home on January 19, 1990. She was born in Dyersburg, Tennessee on Dec. 23, 1919 and moved to Springfield at an early age where she met and married Stanley HENRY. Mrs. Henry moved to Calif. in 1958 and worked in the restaurant business in Long Beach and Los Angeles for several years until her retirement in 1976. She is survived by three daughters, W. Jean THOMAS, Shirley GIDEON and Georgia RUSS; a son-in-law, Kenneth GIDEON; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and uncle, William BRADFORD of Springfield; two cousins; a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral Jan. 23, 1990 by Houston's Mortuary. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Compton.
Garnet E. JENKINS, 91, most recently of Good Shepherd Village, died in Community Hospital at 10:59 a.m., Wed., Feb. 21, 1990. She was born May 30, 1898 in Clark County, the daughter of Clinton and Viola (BAKER) HUFFMAN and had been an area resident all her life. Mrs. Jenkins attended Lawrenceville High School and received her teaching certificate from Wittenberg Collge. She was employed as an elementary school teacher in the Terre Haute school system and was a member of the First United Church of Christ. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Leah and Lewis H.WRIGHT of Urbana; one sister, Esther ANDERSON of North Hampton; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; Charles E. JENKINS; one daughter, Eleanor GOFF; and one granddaughter, Tina GOFF. Austin Richards and Raff Memorial Home. Funeral Friday in the Memorial Home. Burial in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Mary E. IHRIG, 77, formerly of 3820 Old Mill Road, passed away at 7 a.m. Feb. 20, 1990 in Mercy Medical Center. She was born in Owenton, Kentucky on Oct. 30, 1912 the daughter of Harry and Lucille (SMITH) MOSS. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Womens Town Club, an a life member of the D.A.R. Survivors iknclude two sons, Dennis B. CARMEAN of Springfield and Donald A. HAMILTON of the Phillippines; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry in 1984. Memorial Service, Saturday in Zion Luther Church. Family served by Conroy Funeral Home.
Douglas Alan JUSTICE, 25, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and formerly of Springfield passed away Feb. 20, 1990. He was a 1982 graduate from Northeastern High School in Springfield. He is survivd by his wife, Sandra, two daughters, Brandy Joy and Megan Elaine; parents Robert and Noretta JUSTICE of South Charleston, Ohio; grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Walter JUSTICE of Springfield; and Mrs. and Mrs. Wesley W. EVANS of Plantation, Fla.; brother William R. JUSTICE of Margate, Fla.; sister, Brenda K. JUSTICE of South Charleston, Ohio. Services Saturday at the Jordan-Fannin Funeral Home, 5110 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Burial at Lauderdale Memorial Park.
Kathryn Lucille NEEDLES, 79, of 75 West Possum Road, died at 5:55 p.m. February 21, 1990 in Community Hostial. She was born February 8, 1911 in Wellston, Ohio the daughter of Earl and Margaret (MATHIAS) RAMSEY. She was a member of the Central Christian Church, the Manito White Shrine of Jerusalem and was past Worthy High Priestess. She was a member of Home City Chapter 258 Order of Eastern Star, the Order of Amaranth, and the Green Hedges Garden Club. She is survived by her husband, Lieutenant Colonel Retired Floyd L. (Bus); two daughters and sons-in-law, Jacquelyn L. and Russell D. INSTINE of Henderson, Texas and Kathryn L. and Ronald W. MINK of Acton, Mass; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert L. and Diane NEEDLES of Springfield; one sister, Margaret A. CRAWFORD of Springfield; and two brothers, Rev. John J. RAMSEY of Calif. and Earl B. RAMSY of Fla; 7 grandchildren, Renee TRUNCALE, Randall and Rodman INSTINE, Robert W., Susan D. and John A. NEEDLES, Derek R. MINK; six great grandchildren. Services Saturday at Littleton Funeral Home. Burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.