Katherine L. LEMMONS, 84, of Springfield died at 5:04 a.m. Sunday September 5, 1993 in Community Hospital. She was born January 5, 1909 in Springfield, Ohio the Daughter of Adam and Mary (JUNG) KRUPP. She had retired from the Springfield Credit Bureau after 30 years, prior to that she worked 12 years for the Ohio Bell Telephone Company. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, Altar-Rosary Sodality, Rosary Making Club and a Volunteer for the Elderly United. Survivors Include five children and spouses, William C. and Joann LEMMONS, Robert J. and Janice LEMMONS of Springfield, Joseph J. and Mary Pat LEMMONS OF Colorado Springs Colorado, Delores and Kenneth FISCHER or Orchard Par, New York, and Mary K and Robert PARRETT of Springfield; one brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Mary KRUPP of Springfield; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. in 1969; three brothers and six sisters. Friends may call in the Conroy Funeral Home, Inc. from 5 -8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary Church. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Robert E. EVILSIZOR 86, of Springfield, Ohio, died September 6, 1993 at Oakwood Village, after several years of failing health. He was born in St. Paris, Ohio on December 16, 1906, the son of Oren W. and Lilly (LINEBAUGH) EVILSIZOR. Mr. Evilsizor was a barber in the Springfield area for 65 years. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mabel W. EVILSIZOR; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Robert GRILL of Dayton, Ohio and Joanne and Dean CRESWELL of Oregon; one brother, Virgil EVILSIZOR of Florida; one sister, Betty TERRELL of Urbana, Ohio; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; and three sisters. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Richards, Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family
Page 17. Joseph Warren FIFE, 43, died suddenly on September 10 in Tucson, Arizona. He was born October 4, 1949 in Springfield, the son of Maurice G and Florence (SHAW) FIFE. Joseph was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. In the Vietnam War. He was employed by the Pima County School System. Survivors include his parents; one brother, Steve; six sisters, Cheryl of South Charleston, Vicky of Springfield, Alice of London, Maureen of London, Marlene of Columbus, Barbara of London ; daughter Michelle of London and on grandsons; daughter Kristen , son Shane, fiancée, Janine WEBB, all of Tucson, Arizona; and several aunts, uncles , nieces and nephews. He was cremated Wednesday, September 15, 1993, at the South Lawn Mortuary in Tucson.
Page 17. Ruth Ann NEWLAND, 42, of 1218 Lagonda Avenue, died Tuesday morning in her residence. She was born March 20, 1951, in Washington Court House, the daughter of Homer and Goldie (VIARS) MILLER. She assisted the Emergency Radio Team of Springfield. Survivors include her husband, Randy NEWLAND; one daughter, Vanchiska Louletta KEARNS of Springfield; five sisters, Christine MARRINGER, Lucy KINGERY, Joyce NEWLAN, Ruby WOODRUFF, Edria ENTSNINGER; two brothers, Ralph and Raymond MILLER; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 6-8 pm Thursday in the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 8 pm Thursday with Rev Charles Walden officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Page 17. Robert R CANTER, 86, formerly of 48445 Alpha Road, Springfield, died at 10:30 am Tuesday ,September 14, 1993 in Ridgewood Nursing Home. He was born June 24, 1907 and was a lifelong Springfield resident having retired in 1969 after 22 years service at Dayton Fabricating in Dayton, Mr CANTER [rest of obituary is missing]
(Mary) Lois K. BRIGHT, 94, of the Ohio Masonic Home died Sunday morning, September 19, 1993, at Community Hospital. She was born October 21, 1898, in Miami County, the daughter of Kingsley and Emma (NESBITT) KIRK. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Robert KIRKPATRICK of Springfield; a daughter-in-law, Wilma MUIR of Columbus; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Lois was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Earl Martin BRIGHT; a son, Robert Kirk BRIGHT; and an infant daughter, Janann; two brothers and a sister. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Services will be held at the Ohio Masonic Home on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ray Garrett officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial will follow in Casstown Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Bright's memory may be made to Enon or Rockway Paramedics or favorite charity. Arrangements by Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel.
Bert Wayne MARRATTA, 85, of Springfield, Ohio, died Saturday, October 2, 1993 at Community Hospital, following one year of failing health. He was born in Hymera, Indiana on march 14, 1908, the son of Elvis E. and Ola Etta (RAILSBACK) MARRATA. Mr. MARRATTA retired from Oho Edison after 40 years, of service, and was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Springfield Lion's Club. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ruth N. (TINGLEY) MARRATTA; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Wendell L. and Terri MARRATTA of Urbana, Gerald L. MARRATTA of Springfield; one sister, Eula BARNETT of Xenia; six grandchildren, Captain Eric MARRATTA of the United States Army, Germany, Joel and Stephen MARRATTA, Lori Lynn POWER, all of Springfield, Matthew and Ashley Jo MARRATTA both of Urbana; several nieces and nephews. Mr. MARRATTA was preceded in death by two brothers, Logan and Chester MARRATTA. Friends may cal from 2-4 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. Monday in the Richards Raff and Dunbar memorial Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, with the Reverend Dr. J. Wesley Babian officiating. Burial in Glen Haven Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church.
Demerald Coffman "Demmy" TEMPLIN, 75, died Saturday, September 11, 1993, of cancer in her home in Clearwater, Florida. She was born March 8, 1918 to Charles and Bertha RAGAR COFFMAN in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She attended the yellow Springs schools and graduated from yellow Springs Bryan High School, class of 1936. She moved to Springfield where in 1941, she and Robert TEMPLIN were married. Thy recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary. In the early 1950's she became office manager at headquarters, Clark County Republican party. From there she went to work for Harold Fross, and later Bill Glass as a Deputy Auditor at the Clark County Auditor's office. She retired and moved to Clearwater, Florida in April 1977. Survivors in addition to her husband are two sisters, Doris FURAY, Fairborn, Ohio and Naomi FURAY, Yellow Springfield, Ohio, several nieces and nephews also survive. National Cremation Society, Largo Florida. Memorial offerings may be sent to "The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast", 300 East Bay Drive, Largo, Florida 34640.
Page 14 Ester Emma VERMILLION 93, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, October 17, 1993 in her residence. Esther was born December 30, 1999, the daughter of Leonard and Margaret (KEIL) ELFNER. She was a member of St John's Lutheran Church and the willing Workers Mother Club of St John's. Esther was preceded in death by her husband, John in 1953 ; son, Lewis in 1983 ; brothers and sisters. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and John Robert MORGAN of Springfield ; six grandchildren ; three great-grandsons ; sisters, Rose GORDON and Margaret HOOK of Springfield. Funeral services will be at 10:30 am Wednesday, October 20, 1993 in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel, with Reverend Walter B Stitt officiating. Internment in Ferncliff Cemetery . Friends may call from 5-8 Tuesday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St John's Lutheran Church in Esther's memory
Page 22. Francis J. ASEBROOK, 78, 514 Dover Road, died Monday, October 18, 1993, in his residence. He was born in Springfield, Ohio, June 19, 1915, the son of George and Elizabeth (REWITZER) ASEBROOK. He was a production Expediter at Navistar for 34 years, retiring in 1970. He was a member of St. Teresa Church, Holy Name Society, and United Auto Workers Local 658. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy (O'TOOLE); sons, Richard, Amherst, Massachusetts, David, Springfield, Daniel, Scottsdale, Arizona, Andrew, Springfield, Ohio, and Stephen, Cincinnati, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son Patrick; and 12 brothers and sisters. Friends may call in the Conroy Funeral Home from 5-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Teresa Church. Burial in St. Bernard Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Central High School.
Page 22. Horace "Bud" CAMPBELL, 74, of 1124 Spruce Drive, died at 12:08 p.m. Monday, October 18, 1993, in Mercy Medical Center. He was born in Springfield, March 23, 1919, the son of Frank and Mary GODDARD CAMPBELL. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church, and Anthony Lodge Number 455. He was formerly employed with Borden Company and Lee Coy Distributing Company. He is survived by his wife, Thelma; grandson, John T.; and wife Carla CAMPBELL of Springfield; great-granddaughter, Hannah; two brothers, Joseph of Springfield and Charles of Middletown. He was preceded in death by a son, John H., daughter, Terri Lee; brothers, Frank, George, Gene, John; sisters, Evelyn Lorena, Grace, and Kathryn. His body was taken to Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home, where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Services will be conducted by Rev. Joyce Fry of Central United Methodist Church. Interment in Vale Cemetery.
Page 22. Leon R. DULANEY, Jr., 65, formerly of Springfield, died October 18, 1993, in Polk City, Florida, following a lengthy illness. Mr. DULANEY was born in Springfield, November 3, 1927, the son of Leon Sr. and Ruth (MELCHI) DULANEY. He was a member of Ingomar Lodge Number 610, and was the former Administrator of the Ohio Pythian Home. Mr. DULANY is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Richard and Virginia DULANEY, of Enon; one sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy L. and Kenneth GRUBE of Springfield; two nieces, 3 nephews and a special friend, Charlotte HEGER, of Polk City, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Betty Jane DULANEY. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday in the Richards, Raff and Dunbar memorial Home, with Ingomar Lodge Number 610 service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the memorial Home. Burial in South Vienna Cemetery.
Page 22. Herbert L. COCHRAN, 68, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 1993, in Community Hospital. He was born January 29, 1925, in Hazard, Kentucky. He was retired from Nolte Brass and was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; a daughter, Beverly VANCE and a son-in-law, Tom KNISLEY. Other survivors include father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob DAVIS; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert and Shirley DAVIS and Jacob Jr. and Rhonda DAVIS; two brothers, Ishmael and Frankie, several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. with two hours of visitation prior to the service in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park.
Page 22. George "Don" WAGNER, 74, of 409 Reames Avenue, died at 1:47 p.m. Monday, October 18, 1993, in Community Hospital. He was born in Springfield, Ohio on March 29, 1919, the son of G. Joseph and Katherine (EIERMAN) WAGNER. He was employed as a Certified Journeyman Welder for the Robbins and Myers Company for 41 years and more recently was working for Springfield Coatings for the past 26 years. Mr. WAGNER was also a well-known local musician, having played the trumpet and guitar. Survivor include his wife Beatrice M. (HEADLEY); two sons, Donald E. of Spokane, Washington, Larry T. of Springfield; one daughter, Diana SIPE of Springfield; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Joseph and Edward WAGNER of Springfield; and a number nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers. Friends may call in the Conroy Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with Father Antonio Ferreira officiating. Burial in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Page 22. Emma M. TURNER, 74, of 349 Oakwood Place, died Saturday, October 16, 1993 at 4:05 p.m. in Community Hospital. She was born October 16, 1919, in Lima, Ohio, the daughter of Thomas and Emma (POWELL) MCELWEE. Mrs. TURNER was a member of the Wiley United Methodist Church and Elks Lodge Sonora Temple Number 396. She is survived by a devoted son, Paul LONG and grandson, Shawn LONG, both of Dayton; cousins, Virginia and Fred TURNER, very dear friends, Helen UPSHAW , Naomi STRICKLAND, and Maryland and Maxwell GARDNER, a god-daughter, Gwenda PARKER, and a number of other relatives and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris TURNER, and a brother and a sister. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. in the Robert C. Henry Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Margaret M. Mallory officiating. Entombment will be in the Rose Hill Mausoleum.
Page 19. Ray C. "Red" KEETON, Sr, 69, of Springfield, passed away at 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, 1993, in Mercy Medical Center. He was born November 25, 1923, in Springfield, the son of William B.and Myrtle (HOCKENBERRY) KEETON. He was a member of the Eagles Number 397 and had worked for Green Thumb for the elderly following his retirement from Credit Life Insurance. Mr. Keeton was involved with the City recreation baseball, the Cub Scouts, and had served with his wife as foster parents for 11 years for 75 children. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Anna (SWARTZ) KEETON; one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley (Clyde) CONLEY of Tiffin, Ohio; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jesse (Norma) of Richmond, Virginia, Ray Jr. (Wanda) of Springfield, Gerald (Deborah) of Columbus; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two brothers, V.F. KEETON of Springfield and Robert W. KEETON of Gallipolis; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call in the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Staurday (sic) in the funeral home with Pastor Lowell McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Page 14. Ruth Elizabeth BYERS, 87, of Springfield, died Friday, October 22, 1993 at 1:15 p.m. in the Champaign Nursing Home. She was born September 28, 1906 in Zainesville, Ohio, the daughter of Salthiel and Rosalee (SAGLE) BONEFIELD. Mrs. BYERS was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and a past-president of the Business and Professional Womens Organization. She is survived by her husband, James W. BYERS; one daughter and son-in-law, Edna and Daniel H. STEVENS of Terra Haute; one son and daughter-in-law, Don L. and Betty BYERS of Asheville, North Carolina; one sister, Iona RUSH of Louisville, Ohio; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son; one sister; two brothers. Services in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home Tuesday at 1 p.m. with pastor Daniel M. Powell officiating. Interment will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Page 14. Mrs. Jessie ROTH HAWKEN, 94, a resident of Oakwood Village since 1989, died at 1:25 p.m. Sunday, October 24, 1993. Born in New York City, she moved to Springfield upon her marriage to the late Harry C. HAWKEN, Sr., a co-owner of the former Hawken Music Store. Mrs. HAWKEN was an actiVe member of the High Street United Methodist Church, Community Hospital Auxillary, Young Women's Mission and Art Association. She was preceded in death by a son, Harry HAWKEN, Jr. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jessie FAUTH of Houston, Texas and Mrs. Gloria BREDENKAMP of Anderson, South Carolina; 11 grandchildren, including two Ohio residents, Mr. Anthony MENDENHALL of Springfield, and Mrs. Sue OSBORNE of Plan City; 12 great-grandchildren. Services are pending. The family is being served by the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home
Phyllis C. WARREN, 82, formerly of Springfield, Ohio, died Saturday, November 6, 1993 in Ft. Myers, Florida, where she was residing. She was born in Springfield, June 19, 1911, the daughter of Leroy and Leslie (MCDANIEL) MERROW and had been a resident of Springfield most of her life. Mrs. WARREN is survived by two sons, Robert R. WARREN and Nancy SCHAEFFER of Ft. Myers, Florida and Delbert WARREN of North Hampton; one daughter, Mary HUGHES of Springfield; two sisters, Margaret SCHMIDT and Louise LORENTZ; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy D. WARREN; one daughter Marie Eubanks, one brother, Carroll MERROW; one grandson, Dorhl WARREN; and one daughter-in-law Jean Warren. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday in the Richards, Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Memorial Home with visitation one hour prior and the Rev Phil Shenk officiating. Burial in Vale Cemetery.
Alberta (STILES) FOSTER, 67, of Finger, Tennessee, formerly of Springfield, Ohio, died unexpectedly in her home on November 5, 1993. She was born June 18, 1927, daughter of Albert STILES and Blanche (STILES) COLSON. Alberta was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Jackson, Tennessee and a former member of the Springfield Seventh Day Adventist Church. She is survived by four daughters and two sons, Charlotte WOODRUFF of Springfield, Peggy CLARK of Springfield, Kathleen WHITT of Urbana, Angela MCLEMORE of Finger, Tennessee, Mark E. JOHNSON of Keen, Texas, Scott JOHNSON of Wilburton, Oklahoma, eighteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; and one brother, Donald J. STILES, of South Charleston; two sisters, Dorothea HURSH of Springfield and Joan WEBER of Olympia, Washington. Preceded in death by her father, Albert STILES, her mother, Blanche STILES COLSON; her sister, Peggy WOLF, and great granddaughter Charlene Nanette COLE. Viewing and services will be held in the chapel at Rose Hill Burial Park from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 1993.
Floyd Keith Sherman, 78, died Nov 8, 1993 in Mercy Medical Center. He was born in Salamanca, NY on April 15, 1915, the son of Lincoln M and Nina (Watkins) Sherman. Mr Sherman embraced the Protestant Religion a lifetime. He retired from Kelsey-Hayes (Steel Products) in 1978 and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 397, Retirees Chapter of 1192, Kelsey-Hayes. Lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars 1031, and Military Order of Cooties. He served overseas with the Eighth Infantry Division and was wounded twice, and received his purple heart with clusters. He is survived by 2 sons, Paul Sherman of Randolph, NY and Merle Sherman of Columbus, OH; two daughters, Shirley Willsie of Randolph, NY and Carol Parker of Sinclairville, NY; step-children, Betty Nourse, Frewsburg, NY; and Erwin Johnson, Kennedy, NY; one sister, Geraldine N Harris of Salamanca, NY; one brother, Norman Sherman of Salamanca, NY; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several neices and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Laurel Sherman; second wife, Lois Sherman; one brother, Glen Sherman; and one granddaughter, Sherry Halstead. Friends may call lfrom 2-4 and 7-9 pm Weds in the Richards, Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home where VFW Lodge services will be held at 7 pm. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Thursday in the Memorial Home with Rev. James R Martin officiating. Entombment in Rose Hill Mausoleum
Lloyd V. ROWLAND, 74, formerly of Springfield, died Monday, November 22, 1993, at 12:30 p.m. in the Mercy Sienna Woods Nursing Home. He was born May 11, 1919, in Cutler, Ohio, the son of Chester and Gertrude (HALE) ROWLAND. Mr. ROWLAND was a retired mechanic from Hook's Auto Repair and served in the United States Army during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie E. (SOWARDS) of Vandalia; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ellen and Terry RAY of Arcanum; four sisters, Stella BASIN of Marietta, Ohio, Crystal ROOT and Ruth SHAW, both of Zanesville, Ohio Dorothy DANIELSON of Speedway, Indiana; one brother, Vana ROWLAND of St. Louisville, Ohio; foster-granddaughter, Kimberly LEWIS; and foster great-granddaughter, Lehia LEWIS. He was preceded in death by two brothers; and one sister. Friends may call Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Home Brooks of the South Charleston Freewill Baptist Church officiating. Interment in Zanesville Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Marjorie in Lloyd's memory.
Eldon L. "Cookie" COOKE, 69, of 2663 Preston Drive, passed away at his home Tuesday, November 23, 1993, at 8:13 p.m. following a lengthy illness. He was born October 25, 1924, in South Solon, Ohio, the son of the late Clarence and Ethel (EVANS) COOKE. He was employed for thirty years by the Mad River Green Local School District. Survivors include four brothers; three sisters and their spouses, Norman and Virginia COOKE of Springfield, Evelyn and Dale HEALEA of Cabot, Arkansas, Ellis and Jean COOKE, Martin and Leah COOKE, Marianna and John SHINGLER, Martha and Marvin KENNEDY , Lloyd and Christine COOKE, sisters-in-law, Eloise COOKE and Lillian COOKE of Springfield. Uncle "Cubbie", as he was known, leaves numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews, all of whom will miss him very much. He was preceded in death by an infant brother and sister, Clarence Junior and Donnabelle; and two brothers, Ernest and Kenneth. "Cookie" was an ardent and loyal sports fan of the Greenon Knights and a dedicated member of the Vale Road Church of Christ. Friends may call Friday 3-8 p.m. in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with nephew, Steve HEALEA of the Church of Christ in California, Missouri officiating. Burial in Enon Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Keith Abshear, Jim Pritt, Mark Scott, Leon Cooke, Craig Cooke and Curtis Coke. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Hull, Herb Dooley, Larry Davis, Denis Henry, Dean Smith and Mile Wilson. Contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice in Eldon's memory. Donation envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Carleton F. DAVIDSON, 99, of Springfield, did Thursday, November 25, 1993, in his residence. He was born February 3, 1894, in Peru, Indiana, the son of Frederick and Elva (KING) DAVIDSON. Mr. DAVIDSON was the retired owner and founder of the Davidson Chevrolet, currently Monte Zinn Chevrolet, where he served as Vice President. He was a member of the Central United Methodist Church, St. Andrews Lodge 619, past president and life member of the Lions Club, of which he received the Monarch Award. He served as the mayor of Springfield in 1954, and also served in the United States Army Air Force during World War I. Survivors include several cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth in 1990; also by a twin sister, Alice DAVIDSON; and one brother, Joseph DAVIDSON. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 29, 1993, at 1:30 p.m. in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home with the Rev. Joyce E. Fry of the Central United Methodist Church officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Internment will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. If desired contributions may be directed to the charity of donors choice.
Louise RODGERS, 107, died on November 26, 1993 in the Wesley Glen Retirement Center in Columbus, Ohio. Miss RODGES was born on July 26, 1886 in New Carlisle, the daughter of George G. and Sarah (BACON) RODGERS. Her family moved to Springfield when she was a year old. She was the last living member of her immediate family. In the 1920's she worked at The Book Shop in downtown Springfield on East High Street for ten years. Miss RODGERS retired from Wren Balcony Bookstore in 1952 after serving as the Manager for Twelve years. Miss RODGERS was a member of the Northminster Presbyterian Church and of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by two close friends, Thelma LESTER of Springfield and Barbara and Dr. Michael WILLIAMS of Ashland, Ohio. She was preceded in death by one sister, Alice RODGERS MUZZY. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Ferncliff Cemetery with the Dr. Michael Williams officiating. The family is being served b the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home.
Fannie T. KIRKHAM, 75, of Springfield, passed away Friday, November 26, 1993 at 6:55 p.m. in the Eaglewood Care Center. Fannie was born September 13, 19181, the daughter of Benjamin F. and Fannie (ETTER) THUMA. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church ad attended Trinity Missionary Church. She was a retired nursing supervisor at Community Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil KIRKHAM in 1970; brothers, David and Daniel THUMA; and sisters, Mary HERR, Ruth CASTLE, and Leah THUMA. Survivors include her best friend, Thelma STREBOR of Springfield; stepchildren, Robert KIRKHAM of Springfield and Shirley BRUNER of Columbus, Ohio; four step grandchildren; brothers, Benjamin THUMA of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and Alvin THUMA of Bradford, Ohio; sisters, Elizabeth THUMA of Covington, Ohio, Esther MANN of Teunon, Zimbabwe and Anna EYSTER of Thomas, Oklahoma. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Monday in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel, with Rev. John Taylor officiating at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 30, 1993. Interment to follow in Fletcher Chapel Cemetery. Family requests contributions be made in Fannie's memory in C.H.I.E.F
Josephine COLWELL, 75, of Springfield, died Saturday, November 27, 1993 at 4:00 a.m. in the Eaglewood Care Center. She was born on November 7, 1918 in Springfield, the daughter of William D. and Minnie (LEFFEL) CLARK. Mrs. COLWELL had retired from the Ohio Bell Telephone Company as an Operator with over thirty years of service. She was a member of the Norris Chapter of the Eastern Star and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Mrs. COLWELL l is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, penny and Jim ELDER of Cincinnati and Judy COLWELL of Florida; two grandsons, Nick Elder of Cincinnati and Matthew COLWELL of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold W. COLWELL, in 1982 and two sisters. Friends may call in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home on Monday from 5-8 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Joachim Wilck of the Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancel Society.
Page 14 Jesse L FIELDS, Sr 69, of 1257 South Limestone, died Friday November 27, 1992 at 3:01 pm n Mercy Medical Center. He was born March 17, 1923 in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Willie Lee and Mirah MOTLEY FIELDS. He was a retired truck driver for the Kassel Steel Company and was a World War II Army veteran and member of the Bailey Frey Post Number 125. He is survived by his wife, Christine WARE FIELDS ; two sons, Chrystol L (Patricia) A and Jesse L FIELDS Jr, all of Springfield ; four daughters, Joslyn R TUCKER of Carlisle, South Caroline ; Lesa A, Enid V and Adriene L FIELDS, all of Springfield ; six grandchildren ; nieces, nephews, and cousins. His body was entrusted to the Dennis L Porter Funeral Home, Inc where friends may call from 10 am Tuesday until time of service at 2:30 pm with Elder James A Cobb officiating. Entombment will follow in Rose Hill Mausoleum.
Page 14 Kaile Michelle NANCE infant daughter of Todd and Ann (DRAKE) NANCE of 530 Sheelin Road, Xenia, died Monday, November 30, 1992 at 5:35 am in Children's Hospital, Cincinnati. She was born in Xenia, November 13, 1992. She is survived by her parents ; a brother, Branden ; paternal grandparents, Raymond and Jane NANCE ; paternal great-grandmother, Nellie NANCE ; maternal grandparents, Paul and Jane DRAKE ; maternal great-grandmother, Cenia MILLER ; several uncles and aunts ; David and Kathy DRAKE, Brian NANCE, Kandra and Mike DEES. Graveside services will be conducted by Dr Harold E Henderson Wednesday a 10 am in Woodland cemetery. The Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home is serving the family.
Page 8D Carl L NICHOLS, 75, of 220 Montgomery Ave, died at 2 pm Friday in Veterans Administration Medical Center, Dayton. Visitation 5-8 pm Monday in Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home ; services there 10:30 Tuesday ; burial Ferncliff Cemetery.
Page 8D Edward E PORTER, 76, of Springfield, died Friday in Kettering Memorial Hospital. Visitation 4-7 pm Sunday in Littleon & Rue Funeral Home ; services there 1 pm Monday ; burial services there 1 pm Monda ; burial Ferncliff Cemetery.
Page 8D [Lakeview} William E KINGERY, 65, of 11082 Big Bear Path, Lakeview, died Friday in Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine. Visitation 2-5 pm Monday at the Hettie KINGERY residence in Lakeview ; body to be cremated arrangements by Van Horn Funeral Home.
Page 8D [London, Ohio] Delilah M FLANAGAN, 91, of London, died at 4:15 am Saturday in Arbors at London Nursing Home. Visitation 5-8 Monday in Eberle Funeral Home, London, ; services there 11 am Tuesday ; burial Somerford Township Cemetery.
Page 8D [New Carlisle] Leo A NILL, Jr, 64, of 3408 Christina Drive, New Carlisle, died Friday morning in his residence. Visitation 6-8 pm Monday at Melcher -Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua ; services there 11 am, Tuesday ; burial Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua.
Page 8D [Yellow Springs] Amiel L BENT, 72, of Yellow Springs, died at 8:20 am Saturday in Friends Care Center, Yellow Springs. Graveside services 2:30 pm Tuesday at Glen Forest Cemetery, Yellow Springs ; arrangements by Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, Yellow Springs Chapel.
Edwin R. CHATFIELD -77, of Blue Creek, Ohio, formerly of Springfield, Ohio, died Wednesday, December 8, 1993, in his home. He was born November 28, 1916, in Clark County, Ohio, the son of the late Edwin R., Sr., and Nellie Edith (Thompson) Chatfield. He was employed 27 years with Meadow Gold Dairy, Springfield, Ohio, the IOOF Home, Holiday Inn of Springfield and Springfield Country Club. He is survived by his wife, Hazel E. (Fuller) Chatfield of Blue Creek, Ohio, whom he married November 20, 1937, in Indianapolis, Indiana; two daughters, Diann Shelton, Marshall , North Carolina, Linda Cernetic, Cedarville, Ohio; ; half brother, Paul Chatfield, Fremont, Ohio; three grandchildren. Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday in Enon Cemetery with Wyvonne Freeman officiating and burial in Enon Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Ellis-Beam Funeral Home, West Union, Ohio. Also published in Springfield News-Sun, Tues., Dec. 8, 1993.
Wilson V. WEIKERT, 83, of Springfield, Ohio, died at 5:05 a.m. Sunday, January 9, 1994 at Heartland of Springfield. He was born on September 1, 1910 in Troy, Ohio, the son of Glen and Harriet (HOOVER) WEIKERT. He had worked as an auctioneer/realtor for Weikert & Sons Realty Company and was manager of Glen Haven Memorial Gardens for 20 years. He was a member of the Grace Bible Church, the Lions Club of North Hampton and F. & A.M. #100, New Carlisle. Wilson was preceded in death by is parents; and two brothers, Paul WEIKERT and Glen Roswell WEIKERT. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Elsie (HOPKINS) WEIKERT; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Garnet WEIKERT of Springfield; two daughters and son-in-laws, Susan and Jack PRISER of Canal Winchester, Ohio, Harriet BONHAM of Tipp City; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy YODER of Fountain Hills, Arizona; other relatives and friends. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 12, 1994 in the Trostel Chapman and Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle with Pastor Mary Wiseman officiating. Burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Masonic service at 8 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the German Township Paramedics.
Page 13. Ricky A. BOTKIN, 43, formerly of Springfield, died Saturday, January 8, 1994, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, following a brief illness. He was born March 16, 1950, in Springfield, the son of George and Jacqueline (KELEHER) BOTKIN. He was a graduate of Springfield South High School and Wright State University and was a self-employed business owner in Ft. Lauderdale. He is survived by is parents of Springfield; a daughter and son-in-law, Hilarie and Phillip ALLEN of Dayton; daughter, Hayley of Beavercreek; one sister and brother-in-law, Lori and Jay CARPENTER of Springfield; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Randy and Debra BOTKIN of Springfield; Greg and Shelly BOTKIN of Hollywood, Florida; grandmother, Mary REYNOLDS of Springfield; one niece; and three nephews; beloved aunt, Norma; and numerous other aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by a sister, Vicki. Cremation will take place in Florida. A private memorial service will be held at the family's convenience.
Page 18. Ralph Wyncoop LYDIC, 80, of Springfield, died at 9:57 am Monday, February 07, 1994, in St Elizabeth Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio. He was born 11, 1913, in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, the son of Hubert and Anna (WYNCOOP) LYDIC. He retired in 1978 as an assembler from Electric Eel Manufacturing. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army earning the European Theatre Ribbon Award and Sharp Shooter and good conduct awards. He was a member of the Northridge United Methodist Church. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Sarah Emily PYLES LYDIC of Springfield ; two sons and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Robin LYDIC of Springfield and Donald LYDIC of Vermont ; a daughter, Mrs Tom (Barbara) STAUTER of Centerville, Ohio ; ten grandchildren, Terrance WOODLAND, Treana BROWN, Timothy WOODLAND, Shawn LYDIC, Shelley HOLLENBACK, Holly LYDIC, Robert LYDIC, Dianah LYDIC, Valerie LYDIC ; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents ; and three sisters, Phyllis MCMILLEN, Elizabeth STEETLE and Lois LYDIC. Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home. Thursday at 10:30 am with Rev Richard Steigleder officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park . Contributions may be made in Mr LYDIC's memory to Northridge Memorial Church Fund.
Ronald E. BYERMAN, 73, of 4785 Selma Road, went to be with the Lord February 13, 1994 in Mercy Medical Cent. He was born in German Township February 16, 1920, the son o Elmer and Mary Jane CALLISON BYERMAN. Mr. BYERMAN retired from Kuhns Concrete and is survived by two sons, Mark BYERMAN of Springfield, and Thomas BYERMAN of Indiana; four daughters, Jodie MICHAEL of Otway, Ohio, Cathy HOWARD of Springfield, Sue MORRIS of Harmony, Ohio, Nikki BLAIN of Springfield; one brother, James BYERMAN of Springfield; two sisters, Lois PARKER of Oklahoma, Jo Ann STICKNEY of Springfield, 21 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by is parents; wife Betty A. BYERMAN; and one brother, George BYERMAN. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Richard, Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel at Rose Hill Burial Park with the Rev. Joanne Kernitz officiating. Entombment in Rose Hill Mausoleum.
Kathryn HATMAKER, 72, of Tremont City, died Friday February 25, 1994 at 8:05 p.m. in Community Hospital following several weeks of illness. She was born in Urbana, Ohio on October 28, 1921, the daughter of Clarence and Cleo (STEVENS) EVILSIZOR and has been a life long resident of Tremont City. She was a member of the Tremont United Methodist Church, Daughters of America, American Legion Auxiliary Unit #286 of New Carlisle. She is survived by a daughter, Kaye HARNESS of Springfield; two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Virginia HATMAKER of Springfield and Kenneth and Cindy HATMAKER of Lakeview, Ohio; four grandsons, Dwight and Doug HARNESS of New Carlisle, Aaron and Carson HATMAKER of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband Dallas HATMAKER. Friends may visit with the family on Monday at the Jackson Lytle and Ingling Williams funeral home North Limestone Chapel from 5-8- p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with Rev Jean Carroll and Rev John Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Mt Calvary Cemetery, Tremont City
Page 14. Alva R. HOPKINS, 91, of Ocean City, New Jersey, died Saturday, March 19, 1994 at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida. He was born November 2, 1902 in Linville, Ohio the son of John F. and Clara (DILLON) HOPKINS. He was a 1921 graduate of North Hampton (Ohio) High School, then graduated from Ohio State University in 1926 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He and his wife were summer residents of Ocean City, New Jersey since 1947 and became permanent residents in 1958. He was a member of St. Peter's United Methodist Church, and ha been a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 60 years. He worked for 33 years with RCA and retired as General Manager for the Broadcast Equipment Division. Mr. Hopkins was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Gladys (BOTKIN) HOPKINS in 1988 and a brother Earl. Survivors include two daughters an sons-in-law, Peggy and Paul ASHTON of Ocean City, New Jersey, Betty an Richard SCHUMM of Port Isabel, Texas; four grand-children, Sandra REED of Troy, Ohio, Scott R. SCHUMM of El Dorado Hills, California, Raymond D. ASHTON of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Charles H. ASHTON of Hamilton Square, New Jersey; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Elsie WEIKERT of Springfield, Ohio; two brothers, Walter HOPKINS of Dayton, Ohio, Everett HOPKINS of Durham, North Carolina; other relatives an friends. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 1994 in Trostel, Chapman an Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle with Rev L. Stephen Hayes officiating. Burial in New Carlisle Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services in funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Asbury United Methodist Church, North Hampton, Ohio 45349.
Page 8D. Florence (BOBO) SPANGLER, 80, of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, died Saturday, March 26, 1994 in Woodstock Care Center. Born on September 25, 1913 in Fayette County, Ohio, to the late Levi R and Mary F (HAYES) BOBO. She was a member of the Church of Our Saviour and she owned and operator the Spangler's Flower Shop in Mechanicsburg. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. John and Mary Lee SIMPSON both of Mechanicsburg, Ohio; two great-grandchildren, Joanna Abigail HOWLEY and John-Mark Simpson HOWLEY; step-mother, Tressie [PENWELL] BOBO of London; and 13 half-brothers and sisters. Friends may call Sunday from 5-8 pm in then Skillman McDonald Funeral Home. Mechanicsburg. Services will be held Monday 10 pm with Rev Rick McCracken-Bennett officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Mutual. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mechanicsburg Public Library.
Page 8D. Blanche C YEAZEL, 96, of Springfield, died Friday, March 25, 1994, in Community Hospital, after three months serious illness. She was born November 18, 1897, in Madison County, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Ann (POTTS) CAVE. Mrs. YEAZEL was a member of the First United Church of Christ for 67 years. She was a retired schoolteacher and a member of the Clark County Retired Teachers Association. She is survived by one nephew, William CAVE; two great-nieces, Joyce CAVE and Barbara CAVE FAULDER and her husband William; one great-great niece Jill Ann FAULDER, all of Springfield; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott YEAZEL; one sister, Anna CAVE; one brother, Boisle CAVE. Friends may call from 5-8 pm Sunday in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, where services will be held on Monday at 11:30 am with Rev Dr Dean Elam officiating. Contributions may be made to the First United Church of Christ Scholarship fund or your favorite charity. Interment will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.