Harriet E. LARSON, 88, formerly of Springfield, Ohio died Saturday, September 30, 1995 in Toledo. She was born Harriet E. RHODERICK and was a graduate of Springfield High School and Wittenberg University. She is survivied by her daughter, Jane LAWTON (Edward) of Perrysburg, Ohio, niece, Phyllis A. REINHEIMER (John) of Carpinteria, California, four granddaughters and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Jessie REAM and Ruth NELSON; her husband; the Rev.Walter W. LARSON, and son, Dr. James R. LARSON. Graveside servides will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 1995 at Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 1995 in Hope Lutheran Church, Secor and Indian Roads, Toledo, Ohio. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 2199 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43209. Arrangements are being handled by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, Ohio.
Page 17. Pearl E VERMILLION, 83, of Urbana died Wednesday morning October 04, 1995 at Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana. She was born July 23, 1912 in Clark County, Ohio, the daughter of Frank and Margarette (ARMATROUT) PETERS. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Charles HOUSEHOLDER of Springfield ; three sons, Bobby VERMILLION of St Petersburg, Florida, William and Cheryl VERMILLION of Springfield, Richard and Marilyn VERMILLION of Urbana ; 17 grandchildren ; 18 great-grandchildren ; one great-great granddaughter and a special friend, Charlotte CARPENTER. She was preceded in death by her adoptive parents, Eldon and Edith LOHNES ; her husband of 58 years, George Robert VERMILLION, whom she married in 1930 ; two grandchildren ; and one great-granddaughter. Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 pm in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home funearl services will be held Friday at 2 pm with Pastor Susan Malin of St Mark United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Oakdale Cemetery. With Mrs VERMILLION's love for dogs, the family asks that memorial contributions may be made to either Clark County or Champaign County Human[e] Societies.
Page 17. Sarah M GRAY, 83, of Fairborn, died Wednesday evening at Grandview Hospital. She was born November 17, 1911 in Adams County, the daughter of George and Bina CAMPBELL JOHNSON. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Missionary Church. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Meredith and Ronald L FOSTER, Fairborn ; and two sons and daughters-in-law, Carl N and Irene GRAY, Beavercreek, and Paul A and Marcella GRAY, Springfield ; ten grandchildren ; seven great-grandchildren ; a brother, Paul JOHNSON, Xenia ; and a sister, Grace MCKEE, Xenia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe N GRAY, July 29, 1988, and eight brothers and [rest of obituary is missing]
Virginia Juanita Adkins, 68 of Paris, Tennessee and formerly of Springfield, Ohio, died Wednesday, October 4, 1995 in Jackson-Madison County Hospital, Jackson, Tennessee. She was born July 17, 1927 in Lancaster, Ohio, the daughter of Lloyd F. and Mary C. (Gardner) Courtright. With her love of children, she became a devoted child-care provider. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Charles "Chuck", Sr.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Carol Dunbar of Urbana, Oho, Jean and Paul Southers of Thornville, Ohio; four sons and daughters-in-law, Charles E., Jr. and Louanne Adkins, David and Dodie Adkins, all of Springfield, Ohio, Robert and Deborah Adkins of Lexington, Kentucky, Michael and Deborah Adkins of Jacksonville, North Carolina; one sister, Shirley Ramey of Springfield, Ohio; one brother, Charles Sullivan of Somerset, Ohio; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, John Sullivan. Friends may call Sunday from 2-5 p.m. in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, 830 N. Limestone Street, Springfield where the funeral service will be held Monday at 1- a.m. with Rev. Dr. Dean A. Elam of the First United Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
Page 17. Estyl M. (WEATHERFORD) BOTKIN passed away Friday, October 6, 1995 at Whetstone Care Center. Born at Vienna, Ohio, she as a member of Indianola Church of Christ for over 40 years. She was a retired school teacher, having taught elementary school for over 40 years in the Springfield, Ohio, Delaware, Ohio and Gahanna, Ohio school systems. Preceded in death by her husband, Wendell H. BOTKIN, Sr.; parents, William P. and Cora WEATHERFORD; sisters, Zoe and Alma WEATHERFORD and Irene WEATHERFORD ELIOT. Survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Lee W. and Connie BOTKIN of Worthington; step-son and daughter-in-law, Wendell H., Jr. and Eleanor BOTKIN of Columbus; nephew, John H. ELIOT of State College, Pennsylvania; niece, Jane Elliot Savage of Alta Loma, California; granddaughter Michelle BOTKIN; step-grandchildren, Alice BARTHOLOMEW, Douglas BOTKIN and Betsy MCKELLER; seven ste0-grandchildren and many friends. She will be greatly missed by all. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 10, 1995 at Indianola Church of Christ, 2141 Indianola Avenue, Columbus with Rev. John Frazier officiating. Interment service 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield, Ohio. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friends, if they wish, may contribute to the Indianola Church of Christ Memorial Fund or the Charles Selby Hospital Fund. C/O Indianola Church of Christ, 2141 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201 in her memory.
Dorothy A. REINHEIMER VOORHEES, 101, formerly of Springfield, died Saturday morning, October 14, 1995 in Hollywood, Florida, where she had resided since moving in 1981. She was born April 22, 1894 in Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of Emil and Anna Barbara (WEINGART) NUNLIST. Mrs. Voorhees was an active member of First Lutheran Church until moving to Florida. She was a past Matron of the Home City Chapter of Eastern Star and had been a member of Mother Singers and several other community organizations. Although her life was principally spent as homemaker and mother, she was a graduate of Springfield City Hospital School of Nursing and practiced her profession at both the hospital and privately. In 1918 she married Joseph P. REINHEIMER and they were the parents of four children, three of whom survive, John D. REINHEIMER of Carpinteria, CA, Joan COMPTON of Niceville, FL and Mary L. TILLOTSON, Hollywood, FL. Other survivors include twelve grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren. In 1953, she married a family friend, James M. VOORHEES. She is preceded in death by first husband, Joseph, in 1950, second husband, James VOORHEES and oldest daughter, Dorothy A. PATTERSON, in 1973. Funeral service will be held in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home on Friday at 1 p.m. with Rev. David Imhoff officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church or donor's favorite charity.
Rose A. KRUPP, 86, of New Carlisle, Ohio, died at 8:45 a.m. October 17, 1995, in Mercy Medical Center. She was born in Springfield, Ohio, April 7, 1909, the daughter of Frank NIGH and Margaret (MCKARRAN) KRUPP. She was a member of Scared Heart Catholic Church, member and Past President of Catholic Ladies of Columbia number 59, former member of St. Raphael Guild Mercy Medical Center, and Senior Citizens Association, New Carlisle. Survivors include three children and spouses, Francis C. "Tyke" and Sylvia KRUP of Springfield, Kathleen and Donald PAVELKA of Celina, Ohio, Rosemary SHUFELDT of Beavercreek, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Barbara KRUPP, Springfield; brother, Paul NIGH of Salt Lake City, Utah; 23 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard J. in 1982, a son, Bernard in 1991; and also three brothers; and two sisters. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday in the Conroy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Bernard Church. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to New Carlisle Paramedics.
Calvin E. ROBERDS 72, of Springfield, died Monday, October 23, 1995 in Ohio State University Hospital, following a month of declining health. He was born September 5, 1923, in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Luther E. and Mary H. (SCHAFFNER) ROBERDS. He was a veteran of World War II, where he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. He retired in January 1985 with 32 years of service from the Springfield Fire Department as a platoon commander. Cal was a member of the First Baptist Church, a Past-President of Cardinal Squares, and the Clark County Historical Society. He was an avid organ and keyboard entertainer, visiting area nursing homes monthly and at Cliff Mill and Tipp City Roller Mills. Cal authored the book, "From Buckets to Diesels, A History of the Springfield Fire Fighter" and was active in the C F Water Group. Survivors include his wife, Donna (REAM) of Springfield, whom he married in January of 1983; two daughters, Linda (Steve) MASSIE and Sandra K. SHIRK, all of Springfield; a stepdaughter, Karen Sue ANDERSON of Urbana, Ohio; six grandchildren, Jeff MASSIE, Stephanie (Rob) RIEGEL, Samantha R. CAYLOR, Harold R. MOBLEY, Michelle (Walt) DOCKINS and Alisha K. ANDERSON, seven great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Bill (Beverly) ROBERDS; two nieces, Barbara (Jack) MONTGOMERY and Patty Ann ZUGELDER. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen in 1982; mother, Mary in 1981; daughter, Rebecca Sue; and a brother, Luther ROBERDS. Friends may call Thursday from 6-9 p.m. in the Woods-Allgier Funeral Home. Fire Fighters turn-out will be at 6 p.m. Thursday. Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Dr. J. Wesley BABIAN officiating. Interment will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Baptist Church of the CF Water Group.
Charles F. "Fred" BECK, 73, of Springfield, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday October 24, 1995 in his residence. He was born October 17, 1922 in Washington Court House, Ohio, the son of John F. and Margaret M. (HONEL) BECK. He owned and operated Beck's Pharmacy in Enon for 20 years. He was a member of St. Raphael Church, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Life Member of Fraternal Order of Eagles number 397, National Rifle Association, Kentucky Rifle Association. Charter member Association of Ohio Long Rifle Collectors, National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Sacred Order of the Golden Dragon, Life Member Ohio Gun Collector's Association, Early American Industrial Association, Life Member Mid-West Tool Collectors Association, Charter Member mid America Antique Arms Society, St. Andrews Lodge number 619 Free and Accepted Masons, Life member Scottish Rite, Columbus. He was a World War II United States Navy veteran serving with the Sea Bees in the Pacific and Aleutian Islands. Survivors include his wife, Beverly J.; two daughters, Deborah J. HILDENBRAND of Springfield, Ohio and Rebekah A. CAPOFERRI of Portland, Oregon; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Conroy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Raphael Church. Entombment in Ferncliff Mausoleum.
Bridget O. SEBRING, 83, of Springfield, died Monday, December 4, 1995, following a brief illness in Good Shepherd Village Nursing Home. She was born May 21, 1912, in Columbus, Missouri, the daughter of James and Victoria (COLBURN) O'REAGAN. She was a resident of Springfield for the past 54 years, retired from Carpenter Lithographic after 25 years of service and was a member of the Vale Road Church of Christ. Mrs. SEBRING is survived by four children, Betty Rose COLLINS of Pennsylvania, James (Alberta) SEBRING of Springfield, Pat SEBRING of Warren, Ohio, and Peggy (ROBERT) MILLER of Florida; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.K. SEBRING; and a granddaughter. Friends may visit with the family Thursday from 6 till 8 p.m. in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Friday, December 8, 1995 at 10 a.m. with Jay Yeager officiating. Interment will follow in Glen Haven memorial Gardens.
Charles C. BARRETT, 89, died at 11:39 p.m. Monday in the Ohio Pythian Home. He was born in Springfield, October 23, 1906, the son of Michael J. and Sarah (PETERSON) BARRETT . He retired from the maintenance department of the Clark County Garage. Survivors include two grandsons, Tony and Mick BARRETT; a sister, Anna MORROW; and a number of nieces and nephews, including Dorothy FERGUSON. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna M.; a son, Charles Michael, and number of brothers and sisters. His body was taken to the Conroy Funeral Home, where private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Albert H. BELSKY, 86, of Springfield, passed away December 4, 1995, in Community Hospital, following several years of failing health. He was born in New York, New York, April 6, 1908, the son of Joseph and Marie BELSKY. Mr. BELSKY served in the United States Army and is survived by his wife of 50 years, Cora Eliz BELSKY of Springfield. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at newcomers Cemetery with Chaplain Timothy Dotson officiating. The family is being served by Richards Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home.
Page 26. Jack L KINGERY, 64, of Springfield, died Friday, December 15, 1995 in Community Hospital. He was born December 03, 1931 in Tipp City, Ohio, the son of Lawrence and Thelma (STEWART) KINGERY. He was employed at the Mueller Residential Center. Survivors include three uncles, Russell F STEWART of Springfield, Alvin STEWART of Clearwater, Florida, and Arden STEWART of Bradenton, Florida ; two aunts, Delores FRIZZELL and Kathryn SCHROYER, both of Springfield. He was preceded in death by his parents ; and a sister, Patricia MCFARLAND. Services will be held Saturday at Noon in the Chapel at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Interment will follow. Arrangements are being handled by Woods-Allgier Funeral Home.
Page 26. Janice Arlene (SNAPP) EITING, 67 of Huber Heights, Ohio died Friday, December 15, 1995 at Hospice Family Care Center in Phoenix, Arizona. She was born July 04, 1928 in St Paris, Ohio, the daughter of Frank and Mary Kathryn (BARE) ULLERY. She had taught in the Marysville, Ohio and Bethel Schools, Miami county. Arlene was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert SNAPP ; second husband, Donald EITING ; and a brother, Paul ULLERY. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Carol SNAPP ; a daughter, Shari Lynn SNAPP, all of Phoenix ; three grandchildren ; two brothers, Raymond Russell ULLERY of Donna, Texas, and Omer ULLERY of Urbana ; two sisters, Evalyn RUSK of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Ivalyn COY of Dayton, Ohio; and other relatives and friends. Services will be a t 1 pm Monday, December 18, 1995 in the Trostel Chapman and Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle. Burial in Valley View Memory Gardens. Friends may call 5-8 pm Sunday in the funeral home. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Family Care Center, 6501 North 19th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85016.
J. Marvin SUMMERS, 68, a lifetime Springfield resident, died n Bristol House Manor, Tuesday, December 26, 1995, following a lengthy illness. He was born February 13, 1927, the son of James Floyd and Josephine (SNYDER) SUMMERS. From early in his life, Marvin assisted his father in the operation of a small family greenhouse business. He then took over the business at his father's death, working until his own disability was too great. He worked at Robbins and Myers from 1965 through the 1970's served in the Navy during World War II, was a member of the First United Church of Christ and Fraternal Order of Eagles 397. He is survived by his wife, June N (GIANOPULAS) SUMMERS; two sons, mark Steven SUMMERS of Springfield and J. Eric SUMMERS of Temple, Arizona; one daughter, Carol E. Hulsebos of San Francisco, California; one brother, Frank SUMMERS; two sisters, Betty Lou ARMISON and Shirley SHEPARD, all of Springfield; one grandson, Jeremiah SUMMERS of Springfield; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Quentin SUMMERS. Friends may call from2-3:30 p.m. Friday in the Richards, Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Home with Rev. Dr. Dean Elam officiating. Entombment will be in Rose Hill Mausoleum.
Marion S ARMSTRONG also know to his friends as "Ace" "Tiger" or "Army", 81, of Springfield died at 5:40 a.m., Friday, December 29, 1885, following a lenghty battle with cancer. He was born in South Solon, Ohio on December 13, 1914, the devoted and loving son of Walter F. and Elizabeth Gail (SCOTT) ARMSTRONG. He had been employed as a firefighter for the City of Springfield, for 27 years, retiring in 1974 and had also worked for Taggart Building Supply for a number of years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Firefighters Local 333, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 397, was a member of the Springfield High School class of 1932 and was an avid bowler. He bestowed upon and received much love from his family which includes his wife of 60 years, Audrey L. (JUNG), whom he married on July 31, 1935; two daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie G. and Jim HOFFMAN, and Nancy L. and Bob STUCKEY; a son, Gary A. ARMSTRONG, all of Springfield; seven grandchildren, Jill and John CRABTREE, Steve, Michelle, and Tina REESE, and Courtney and Bryan ARMSTRONG; three great-grandchildren, Christopher REESE, Cody CRABTREE, and Meranda PINKHAM; and one niece. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Charles ARMSTRONG, who was also a Springfield Firefighter. Friends may call at the Conroy Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday. Firefighters turnout will be a 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Springfield Paramedics. He will be remembered with a smile by his friends for his eloquent oratory and love of words. He will also be remembered as an honest, hard-working, gentle man with an uncommon respect for other people.
Marie STAIGHT, 88, of New Carlisle, died Thursday morning, January 11,1996, at Belle Manor Nursing Home. She was born December 12, 1907, in Miami County Ohio, the daughter of Delbert and Bessie (MUSSELMAN) BOWER. Mrs. STAIGHT was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Norris Chapter, served as President of Wymadosa and enjoyed quilting. Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Nancy and Arron FRANTZ of Medway, Sylvia and David DETTY of Royal Oak, Michigan, Helen STAIGHT; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and several nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Howard STAIGHT on November 27, 1989; one sister, Verna MURPHY; one brother, Russell BOWER; and one great-grandson, Kristopher GOFF. Friends may call Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Scott Cooper of Donnels Creek Church of the Brethren officiating. Interment will be in New Carlisle Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association.
Naomi L. GERON, 81, of Springfield, died Friday, January 12, 1996 at 1:45 a.m. in Heartland of Springfield. She was born April 2, 1914, in Springfield, the daughter of Harry W. and Cleah (DOVE) TONKINSON. She was a homemaker and member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Grandmother's Club, Moose Lodge and Elderly United. Survivors include a daughter, Joanne (Ronald) MCCOWN; and son, Bill (Mary) NEVIUS, all of Springfield; three stepchildren, Phyllis (Bob) COFFEE of Springfield, Norman (Nancy) GERON of Urbana, Ohio, and Jim (Geneva) GERON of Springfield; seven grandchildren, Michael and Mark MCCOWN, Karen DOHERTY, Doug and Theresa NEVIUS, Mindy and Brian WATSON; six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous step-grand and great-grandchildren also a sister, Anna RUEF of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip in June of 1983; a brother, Charles TONKINSON; and sister, Elizabeth CRISPIN. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Woods-Allgier Funeral Home. Services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev Joachim Wilck officiating. Interment will follow in Lawrenceville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Mary Gene MILLER SHEPARD 75, of Springfield, died Wednesday morning, January 17, 1996 in her residence. She was born November 18, 1920, in Goshen, Indiana, the daughter of T. W. and Nell (LEAVY) MILLER. Mrs. SHEPARD was a retired Dental Assistant. Survivors include her husband, Jack K. SHEPARD; one daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Jerry MANSFIELD of Springfield, one son, Mark SHEPARD of Treasure Island, Florida; three granddaughters, Amy MANSFIELD of Springfield, Carrie and her husband, Brian WINDHAM of Texas, and Jennifer MANSFIELD of Springfield; four great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Theda MILLER and Phyllis BOBO, both in 1994. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mercy Hospice Fund. The family is being served by the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home.
Lourene SPARKS 76, of 1017 Sherman Avenue, died Tuesday morning, January 23, at 10:45 a.m. in Community Hospital. She was born March 22, 1919, in Shelbysville, Tennessee, a daughter of Thomas and Clemmie (BUCHANAN) MCMAHON. Services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in the Robert C. Henry Funeral Home with the Elder Kenneth APPLIN officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Lourene SPARKS 76, of 1017 Sherman Avenue, died Tuesday morning, January 23, at 10:45 a.m. in Community Hospital. She was born March 22, 1919, in Shelbysville, Tennessee, a daughter of Thomas and Clemmie (BUCHANAN) MCMAHON. Services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in the Robert C. Henry Funeral Home with the Elder Kenneth APPLIN officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Page 8D. James L VERMILLION, 84, of Springfield, died Thursday, January 25, 1996 at 11:25 in St Elizabeth Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio. He was born in Pikeville, Kentucky, on August 19, 1911, the son of Harry and Nellie VERMILLION. He worked most of his life as a Coal Miner in Kentucky before moving to Springfield 22 years ago. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Loena and William H DOVE of Tacoma, Washington, and Joan VERMILLION of Springfield ; two sisters, Effie WILLIAMS of Kentucky and Dora MYERS of Tennessee ; one brother, Fred VERMILLION of Kentucky ; two grandchildren, Maurice E GILBERT, Jr of Springfield and William H DOVE of Tacoma, Washington ; two great-grandchildren, James A GILBERT of Eugene, Oregon and Jessica Grace GILBERT of Mesa, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents ; his wife, Grace L VERMILLION ; and a brother, Charles. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday from 3 m until 5 pm at the Jackson Lytel & Ingling Funeral Home , North Limestone Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 10 am in the First Church of the Open Bible with Rev James Martin officiating. Entombment will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park and Mausoleum.
Page 8D. Gerald (Jerry) D DAKIN 60, of Dayton, passed away in his home January 27, 1996. He was born April 15, 1935 in Dayton, the son of John and Helen (MCGUIRE) DAKIN. He was a member of the Milton Athletic Club. He is survived by his wife, Rita (YAHLE) DAKIN; one daughter and son-in-law, Teri and Ben DILLAHUNT of Springfield; one son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Debbie DAKIN of Indiana; one sister, Nancy VANMETER of Denver, Colorado; one brother, Jack DAKIN; three grandchildren, David and Evan DILLAHUNT, and Elizabeth DAKIN. He was preceded in death by both parents. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, January 30, 1996, at 10 am in Inmmaculate Conception Catholic Church with prayers at Tobias Funer[al] [rest of obituary missing]
Page 16. Daniel Isiah GALLOWAY, 81, of Springfield, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 1996at 6 a.m. in Hope House Manor Care Center. He was born Aug. 3, 1914, in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Daniel and Mary E. (GAZAWAY) GALLOWAY. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Mr. GALLOWAY is survived by his loving family, including his daughter and son-in-law, Irma and Norman BASS of Springfield; a dear sister-in-law, Elizabeth C. GALLOWAY; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy GALLOWAY; his parents; three sisters, Bessie MARTIN, Ruth CARTER and Francis GALLOWAY; and two brothers, John and David GALLOWAY. ; Private interment Wed. Jan. 31, 1996 in the Vine Street Hill Cemetery in Cincinnati.
Marcene M. BROWN, 80, of Springfield, Ohio, and formerly of New Carlisle, Ohio, died Saturday, February 24, 1996 at 1 p.m. in Heartland of Springfield. She was born August 23, 1915 in Springfield, ohio, the daughter of James Russell and Teresa (BORGERT) FORKNER. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Palma and Richard SCHNEIDER of Columbus, Ohio and Mary Jo and David HAYES of Springfield, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law William and Debbie BROWN of Columbus, Ohiosix grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and two nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph BROWN in 1968; two brothers; and a sister. Trostel, Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle. Burial in New Carlisle Cemetery.
Page 4. STAMPER, Robert B, 69, of Springfield, died at 1:57 pm Sunday in Mercy Medical Center. Visitation 4-7 pm Tuesday in the Conroy Funeral Home ; Funeral Mass 11:30 am Wednesday in St Teresa Catholic Church.
Page 4. SIPE, Donald R, 77, of 75 W Cedar St, [Cedarville], Died Saturday at home; service 5 pm Tuesday in the Cedarville United Presbyterian Church; arrangements by the Jackson Lytle and Ingling Williams Funeral Home, Cedarville Chapel.
Page 4. MCMAHAN, Virginia (BING), 82, of Lewis Center, died Friday in St Ann's Hospital. Service 11 am today in the Powell United Methodist Church, Powell ; arrangements by the Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville.
Page 4. BLAIR, Irene Gladys "Renie", 65, of Medway, died Saturday at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center. Visitation 6-8 pm Wednesday in the Trostel Chapman and Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle; service there 10 am Thursday
Page 4. GARTNER, Margaret L, 76, of New Carlisle, died Saturday at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. Service 2 pm Wednesday in the Trostel Chapman and Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle; visitation there for one hour prior to service.
Page 4. EVANS, Madge B, 91, formerly of Springfield, died Thursday at the Blossom View Nursing Home in Sodus [NY]. Visitation one hour prior to service at 11 am today in the Littleton and Rue Funeral Home. Additional information by submitter, Jane Martin Whitty firstname.lastname@example.org, grandniece. Madge CUMMINGS EVANS was born Feb. 17, 1905, the daughter of James T. and Annette (Nettie SHROCK) CUMMINGS. Her husband, Floyd W. EVANS, preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1978 in Clark Co, OH. They lived in Clark County nearly their entire lives. They had one daughter, Patti Belle (Mrs. Chuck) BOWEN, of North Rose, NY. She had two grandchildren, Dawn (Mrs. Gary D.) BOWEN SCHWIND and Craig (Margaret CLIFFEL) BOWEN, both of North Rose, NY. She had 4 great-grandsons, Collin Evans BOWEN, Ryan Michael BOWEN, Evan Charles SCHWIND and Kyler William SCHWIND, all of North Rose, NY. She was also survived by her dear nephew and wife, Jack A. and Barbara Lou (FOLEY) MARTIN, of Pensacola, Fla.
Barbara Lou FOLEY MARTIN, 74, of Pensacola died Friday, March 8, 1996,
after a prolonged illness. Born in Springfield, Ohio, on September 28,
1921, Mrs. Martin had been a resident of Pensacola since 1947. She
attended college at Miami University of Ohio. In 1981, Mrs. Martin
retired after 20 years civil service at Pensacola Naval Air Station,
where she was employed as an executive secretary at the Naval Aerospace
Medical Research Laboratory (NAMRL). In addition to her official duties,
Mrs. Martin acted as an unofficial NAMRL ambassador of friendship to
scientists and their families from all over the world. She was highly
respected for her professional skills, and the hospitallity she extended
to visitors enhanced national and international relations in the global
scientific community. Mrs. Martin was also active in the local community,
volunteering as a Sunday School teacher at Warrington Presbyterian
Church, a member of numerous advisory committees of the Escambia County
School Board and chairman of the School and Child Division of the
Northwest Florida Safety Council. She also served as the president of
PTAs at Navy Point Elementary, Warrington Jr. High and Pleasant Grove
Elementary. Mrs. Martin was selected president of the Escambia County
Council of PTAs, was a member of the Board of Managers of the Florida
Congress of Parents and Teachers and chairman of the Escambia County
Juvenile Court Advisory Board. She is survived by her husband of 50
years, Jack A. MARTIN; sons, Christopher A. MARTIN and his wife,
Philomena, of Burbank, Calif., and Stephen R. MARTIN and his wife, Judi,
of Arlington, Texas; daughters Janie MARTIN CUNNINGHAM of Eustis and Suzy
MARTIN PETERSON and her husband, Stephen K., of Vero Beach. Mrs. Martin
had five grand-children, Stephen W. CRUTCHFIELD of Flagstaff, Ariz.,
Matthew S. CRUTCHFIELD of Eustis, Brigitt MARTIN of Arlington, Christine
E. CUNNINGHAM of Orlando and Martin P. PETERSON of Vero Beach; she had
one great-grandson, Tyler Wayne CRUTCHFIELD of Eustis. Visitation will be
from 2 to 4 p.m. today in Oak Lawn Funeral Home. A memorial service will
be at 2 p.m. Monday in the All Faith Chapel on Pensacola Naval Air
Station with Navy Chaplain Lt. Robert Lawrence officiating. Internment
will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made
to the Waterfront Rescue Mission or the Salvation Army in Mrs. Martin's
Addtional Information submitted by Janie Martin Whitty: Barbara Lou FOLEY MARTIN was the daughter of Arthur Lester FOLEY
(son of Charles W. FOLEY and Anna TOLAND) and Flora Belle MCDONALD FOLEY
(daughter of Wesley MCDONALD and Mary Belle RICE), all natives of
Springfield, Ohio. You can email Janie MARTIN WHITTY (formerly CUNNINGHAM,
formerly CRUTCHFIELD) at email@example.com.
Pauline (CLARK) BAUGH, 78, of Springfield, died Monday evening, March 11, 1996 at Community Hospital. She was born September 2, 1917 in Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of John and Ada (ALLEN) CLARK. Mrs. BAUGH was along time member of the Liberty Baptist Church and served as Past President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Howard BAUGH; five daughters and one son-in-law, Sandra and Robert WARREN, Judy BLAIR, Cindy ROBBINS, Amber BAUGH, all of Springfield, Bonnie MCDONALD of Marysville; five sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Dorothy BAUGH, Gary and Mildred BAUGH, John and Barbara BAUGH, Robert and Tammy BAUGH, Terry and Brenda BAUGH, all of Springfield; on sister, Betty MINCKS of California; two brothers, Richard CLARK of California, George CLARK of Michigan; twenty grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, John CLARK. Friends may call Wednesday from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Liberty Baptist Church with Pastor Frank Miesse officiating. Burial will be in New Carlisle Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Delmar Lee LEATHERMAN, 87, of Springfield, died Sunday afternoon, March 10, 1996 at Community Hospital. He was born January 12, 1909, in Springfield, Ohio, the son of William Lee and Florence (FLEMING) LEATHERMAN. Mr. LEATHERMAN was a longtime member of Clifton Avenue Church of God, a Veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II, and a retired lithographer. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis (SMITH); two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Margaret) LONG, Mrs. Robert (Myrtle) KESSLER, both of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends may call Wednesday from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Ferncliff Cemetery with Pastor Don Cox officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Robert S. (Bob) FOSTER died unexpectedly Monday after coming inform his evening chores. He has celebrated his 80th birthday at a family dinner on Sunday. Mr. FOSTER was born on March 7, 1916, in Clark County, Ohio, the son of Sterling and Margaret (STEELE) FOSTER. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. He had been active in Gideons International, and for many years was active in several aspects of the Farm Bureau Organization. He was a life member of the Future Farmers of America and he actively participated in local agricultural extension and conservation programs. Survivors include his wife Mildred (SUVER) FORTER; his sister, Ethel WADDLE; and a brother, Ivan FOSTER; two sons, Darrell FOSTER and his children, Wayne and Lori FOSTER, and Gwen (FOSTER) and Don STEVENS, AND Lee FOSTER and his wife Dawn and three children, Tyler, Ryan and Brittany; a daughter, Donna (FOSTER) RUST and her husband, Rick and four children, Randal RUST of Columbus, Kambe (RUST) NICHOLS and husband, Trey NICHOLS of Urbana and Kelly and Joey. There are also four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Eldon FORSTER, January, 1995. Mr. FOSTER was engaged in farming all his life and endeared himself to the community with his many memorized poems and readings that he was frequently called on to share at gatherings. Services will be held Friday, March 15, 1996, at 11 a.m. in the Trostel, Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle, Ohio, with Rev. Samuel Davis officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Pike Township Fire and Rescue Association or Gideons International.
Hazel L. GRIFFITH, 79, formerly of 1024 Villa Road, died in the Ohio Pythian Home, Tuesday, March 12, 1996. She was born in Ross County, Ohio, September 18, 1916, the daughter of Clayton and Georgia Marie (KNISLEY) GRAY. Mrs. GRIFFITH retired from the Clark County Children's Home, where she had worked as a housemother. She was a Pat President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary and a Life Member of the Enon Post Veterans of Foreign Wars. She is survived by her husband, Thomas E. GRIFFITH; one daughter and son-in-law, Lavina and Mark CHURCH of Springfield; one stepdaughter, Rosalyn Lee NIGER of St. Louis, Missouri; one brother, Frank WISE; two sisters, Annie TODD and Nellie WISE, all of Springfield; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 10 - 11 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Home with Reverend Joachim Wilck officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
Frances Lucille (STRAYER) PRUGH, 87, a lifelong resident of Springfield, went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 16, 1996, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home. Mrs. PRUGH was born December 7, 1908, the daughter of John and Olive (HAUK) ODONNELL. She worked in the office of the Springfield Metallic Casket Company for more than thirty years. She was a mem-ber of the Church of God and worshipped at Hillside Avenue, where she was the First Secretary, taught Sunday School in the Primary Department for over thirty-five years, served on the Board of Christian Education, the Music Committee, sang in the choir, and played the piano. She was also active in the Women's Auxilliary at Community Hospital and at Pillars Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Willard L. STRAYER in 1959; her second husband, C1arence E. PRUGH in 1980; her only sister, Nellie COTTER in 1970; and her nephew, John L. COTTER in 1971. Survivors include a stepson, Chester W. PRUGH (Madge) of Springfield; a nephew, Dr. Harry L. COTTER, Jr., (Alena) of Grand Rapids, Michigan and his family; a niece, Grace E. BEERHORST (Andrew) also of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and her family; her niece, Harriett L. COTTER; and her great-nieces and great-nephews and their families in the COTTER family of Springfield. Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hillside Avenue Church of God with the Reverends George L. Reed, Carl Reynolds, and L. Brent Farmer offici-ating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services. Interment to follow at Ferncliff Ceme-tery. The family requests memorial contributions be made in Frances's memory to the Hi1lside Avenue Church of God Memorial Fund.
Page 21. Melvin E. COMPTON, 77, of 363 East High Street, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 1996 in his residence. He was born January 26, 1919 in Springfield, the son of Sheridan and Mary Olive (HUSTON) COMPTON. Mr. Compton was retired from the Jewel Tea Company and was a member of AA. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Emmajane (CURRENT) COMPTON; six children, Beverly (Frank) MESA, San Jose, California, Mike (anna) COMPTON, California, Vicki (Eugene) DIX, Marc (Chris) COMPTON, Barbara CARROLL, Brian (Debra) COMPTON, all of Springfield; 11 grandchildren; one great grandchild; two sisters, Mildred BOGARD and Mary WAGNER, both of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Leonard Compton. Friends may call in the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.
Page 17. Elsie M. MARTIN, 93, of North Hampton, died Saturday morning, March 30, 1996, at Mercy Medical Center. She was born October 18, 1902, in Clark County, Ohio, the daughter of William Henry and Clarabelle (CALLISON) Burton. Mrs. MARTIN was the last surviving child of her family. She was a member of the Colonial Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Norma J. KELLER of New Carlisle; two sons, Harry H. MARTIN, Jr., of Texarkana, Arkansas, and Floyd J. MARTIN of Urbana; eights grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-one years, Harry Hatten MARTIN in 1965; one sister; and five brothers. Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, ...funeral service Tuesday ...with Pastor Kevin Boggs officiating. Burial will be in Vale Cemetery.
Page 17. Helen MCGREGOR MCDONALD died unexpectedly Friday, March 29, at Community Hospital. She was born in Springfield February 20, 1909 to Harold W. and Kathleen (CRAIN) MCGREGOR. She was a graduate of Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio, and was employed at the Springfield Federal Savings and Loan Association for many years. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and the Colonial Dames of America. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh M. MCDONALD; and her brother, John C. MCGREGOR, Sr. She is survived by a niece, Susan MCGREGOR WHITE of LaJolla, Calif; two nephews, Daniel P. and James B. MCGREGOR of Springfield; and several cousins including Margaret MCGREGOR of Springfield. Memorial services Monday in the Chapel at Covenant Presbyterian Church with Rev. Thomas R. Stout officiating.. Family is being served by the Richards, Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home.
Page 21. William E. BOTKIN, 73, of 768 Boyce Street, Urbana, died April 2, 1996 in Mercy Memorial Hospital at 6:04 a.m. He was born September 5, 1922, in Urbana to J. L. and Marguerite (PERFECT) BOTKIN. He was the retired owner of Bill's Flowers and Gifts. He attended Urbana University and Muskingham College and was a veteran of the United States Army, European Theater, World War II. He is survived by his wife, Dolores (JOHNSON) BOTKIN of Urbana; children, Shelley (Eric) GROTZINGER of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Brian (Maureen) BOTKIN of Marietta, Georgia; grandchildren, Adam and Laurel GROTZINGER, and Zachary an Brandon BOTKIN; sister, Marjorie (Orland) KELCH of Urbana; brother, Bruce (Marilyn) BOTKIN of Marysville; and nieces and nephews. He was a member and Past President of Urbana Rotary International & Member & Past President of District 4 F.T.D. Mr. BOTKIN was very active in his business and community for over 28 years. He was a member and Past Vestryman of the Church of the Epiphany, Scioto at Kenton Streets, Urbana, where the funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Rick McCracken-Bennett and the Rev. Andrew Newman will officiate. Burial in Oak Dale Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 642 South Main Street, Urbana. Additional Information submitted by Jan Botkin Therkildsen, THERKILD@aol.com: Father's name listed as J. L. BOTKIN; however I believe middle initial should be G. See 1987 obit for Jesse G. BOTKIN, married to Marguerite PERFECT.]
Raymond W. PARISH, Arizona, formerly of Springfield, Ohio, passed away April 7, 1996. He was a retired Rocket Fuels Technician for the Civil Service for over thirty years. He also served in the United States Navy during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Roosevelt. Mr. PARISH is survived by his wife of 56 years, Grace (BRUNEY) PARISH; daughter, Connie; son, Dale; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mr. PARISH has made his home in Phoenix since his retirement.
Roy Rei FOGLE, 82, of Springfield, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 1996, in Good Shepherd Village following and extended illness. He was born in Springfield on July 4, 1913, the son of Oscar and Glenna (RATHBUN) FOGLE. He was an industrial photographer with Cooper Energy Services for over 25 years, retiring in 1976. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars post 8673, Ohio Credit union League, former chapter president of the Springfield Credit union, and was a World War II Army-Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Gladys (COSS); a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy L. and William JACOBS of Shoshoni, Wyoming; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Gerrie FOGLE, and Craig and Ruth FOGLE, all of Springfield; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Conroy Funeral Home, with the Rev. Allen Dietz officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Entombment will be in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association of St. John's Lutheran Church.
William H. "Butch" WOODS III, 53, of 1707 South Fountain Avenue, died Wednesday, April 24, 1996, at 2:56 a.m. in the Community Hospital. He was born July 14, 1942, in Springfield, Ohio, a son of William H. and Flora (JOHNSON) WOODS, Jr. He had served in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge. Mr. WOODS was an employee of General motors and a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church. He is survived by his loving wife, Gloria J. (PERRYMOON) WOODS; a son, William "Buddy" WOODS, IV, of Spingfield; two daughters and a son-in-law, Crystal Lynn WOODS of Springfield, and Carmen R. and Eric BOONE of Dayton, Ohio; a brother, Carlton E. Woods of Springfield; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Barbara Ann SMITH and her friend, Thomas MCDONALD of San Antonio, Texas, and Phyliss M. and Cecil MOSLEY of Austin, Texas; five grandchildren, John L. WOODS, Tyler B. WOODS, Morgan M. WOODS, Jason BOONE, and Janelle BOONE; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Nancy PERRYMOON; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a granddaughter, Jessica WOODS. Visitation is Friday from 3 to 9 p.m. in the Robert C. Henry Funeral Home with the family present from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. in the St. Bernard Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Donald C. Huebner officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Robert L. FREEZE, Sr., 72, of Springfield, Ohio passed away April 2, 1997, in Mercy Medical Center. He was born in Xenia, Ohio, the son of John and Laura (HAMILTON) NEWLAND. Mr. FREEZE retired from Navistar in 1976, following 30 years of service. He is survived by one son, Robert L. FREEZE, Jr. of Springfield; three daughters and sons-in-law, penny and Donald KING, Laura and James BUSH, all of Urbana, and Linda and Mark SULLIVAN of Springfield; one sister, Dorothy GRAINGER of Kentucky; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy M. FFREEZE in 1963; three sisters; and four brothers. Friends may call in the Richards, Raff & Dunbar memorial Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the memorial Home with the Rev. Joachim Wilck officiating. Burial in Enon Cemetery.
Olive DAYTON LAMBERT STACEY, 88, died peacefully in the Pythian Home at 10:40 a.m. Monday, April 22, 1996, in Springfield, Ohio. She was born July 5, 1907, in Milford Center, Oho, the daughter of Leslie and Nellie WILGUS DAYTON. She was a longtime employee of Sears in the Cashier Department. Survivors include her sister and brother-in-law, Raymond and Sylvia WELSHEIMER of Springfield; three nieces; and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil LAMBERT: and infant son, Martin; husband, Eldon STACEY; two brothers, Lee and Francis DAYTON. There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held at Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home at the convenience of the family. Interment will follow in the Christiansburg Cemetery.
Frances MORROW RHODES, 92, of Fort Meyers, Florida, formerly of South Charleston, died January 4, 1996, in Fort Meyers. Surviving are her husband, Robert L. RHOEDS; daughters, Frances (Babs) FRUTH, and Lynette (Winnie) STRATHERN; son, Commander Robert S. RHODES, U.S.N.; eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two nieces; and one nephew. Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Greenlawn Cemetery, South Charleston, with Rev. Bernard F. Kenney officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Morrow Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, Ohio.