Clark County, OH

Posted Obituaries for February thru July 1997


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BIRTH, STICKLE, WALTERS, WILLIAMS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, February 1, 1997

Joyce A. (WAKTERS) Stickle, 52, of Springfield, died at 7:14 a.m. Thursday, January 30, 1997 in Community Hospital. She was born November 9, 1944 in Dearborn, Michigan, the daughter of Everett Carter and Daisy (WILLIAMS) WALTERS. She was the day school administrator at Noah's Ark Day School for 22 years. Joyce was a member of the United Pentecostal Church, where she had served as church secretary and was active in the Ladies Auxiliary at the Church. Survivors include her father; two sons, Charles R. (Tammi) STICKLE, and Thomas D. STICKLE; a daughter, Tara E. Stickle; a granddaughter, Michelle STICKLE, all of Springfield; a brother, David C. (Pam) WALTERS; a sister, Sandra L. (Lee) BIRTH; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother five years ago; her husband, Ronald E. "Butch" STICKLE in August 1996; and an infant brother, Everett C. WALTERS, Jr. Friends may call Sunday from 3 - 6 p.m. in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel. Funeral services will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the United Pentecostal Church with Rev. John Woods officiating. Interment will follow in Fletcher Chapel Cemetery.

BOST, BROTHERS, CONARD, INGLING Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Thursday, February 6, 1997

Page 17-Charles E. BOST, 85 OF Springfield, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 1997 at 7:44 a.m. in Community Hospital. He was born May 8, 1911, in Springfield, Ohio the son of Oliver and Florence (CONARD) BOST. He was a graduate of Oak Grove High School, Cedarville College and received a Master's Degree from Wittenberg University. His hobbies included model airplanes and railroads and woodworking. He also enjoyed operating his Ham radio under the call letters W8KJT. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army and Air Force. He was employed for 36 years by the Springfield City Schools, and served both as a Teacher and Principal. He was a lifetime member of the National Education Association, the Ohio Education Association and a member of the Clark County Retired Teachers Association. Mr. BOST was a member of the Kiwanis and a lifelong member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church where he had served in various capacities. He is survived by his daughter, Connie E. BOST of Springfield; a special friend, Maude Knoop of Springfield; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Phyllis INGLING of South Charleston; a cousin, Williams C. BROTHERS of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace J. (INGLING) BOST on July 7, 1976. Friends may visit with the family Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with Pastor William McKee officiating. Interment will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Charles' memory to the Good Shepherd Memorial Fund or the Animal Welfare League.

BOTKIN, BRUNER, HECK, HOPKINS, PRINCE, YOCOM Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Friday, February 7, 1997

Page 34. Homer M. BOTKIN, 102, of Hope House Manor, Springfield, died Wednesday February 5, 1997 at 5:30 p.m. He was born January 15, 1895 in Clark County, the son of Leedom (Doc) and Sally (BRUNER) BOTKIN. Mr. BOTKIN was a farmer all his life, and later, an egg producer. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Bellefontaine. Survivors include his son, Virgil of Bellefontaine; a grandson, Gerald; three great-granddaughters; two sisters-in-law, Rachel P. YOCOM of Cable, Ohio, and Ruth F. BOTKIN of North Hampton, Ohio; a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maud (PRINCE) BOTKIN in February 1975; four brothers, Ralph, Wendell, Paul and Elden; and two sisters Maye HECK and Gladys HOPKINS. There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Highlands Memorial Garden, West Liberty, with Rev. Jeff Bartlett officiating. Contributions, if desired, may be made in his memory to the First Christian Church, Bellefontaine or to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are by Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

HAMILTON, LITTON, PETRE, SHEPHERD Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Saturday, February 8, 1997

Page 17. Abbey LITTON PETRE, 94, of 3003 South Evergreen Road, Tempe, Arizona 85282-4137, died on Wednesday, Febru-ary 5, 1997. She was born January 29, 1903 in Springfield, and lived here all her life until mov-ing to Tempe to be with her son. Mrs. PETRE was a member of Hope Lutheran Church. She is sur-vived by her son and daughter-in-law, Lewis A. Jr. and Nancy PETRE, with whom she resided; two grandchildren and their spouses, Scott and Lori PETRE of Chandler, Arizona, Kimberly and Brad-ley SHEPHERD of Mesa, Arizona; four great-grandchildren, Chase HAMILTON of Eugene, Ore-gon, Andrew and Stephanie PETRE of Chandler, Arizona and Tyler SHEPHERD of Mesa, Arizona; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Andrew PETRE, Sr. Private I services were held Friday in Tempe Mortuary. Interment will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memo-rial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Local arrangements are by Richards, Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home

GAUGER, GRAEBER, JORDAN, MARTIN, SIMONS, VOURLAS Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Saturday, February 8, 1997

Page 17. Martin L. GRAEBER, 78, of Lake Tahoe, California, and formerly of Springfield, died at 4 a.m. February 6, 1997 in Lake Tahoe, following one year of failing health. He was born in Springfield, Ohio July 12, 1918, the son of, Frank J. and Katharine (MARTIN) GRAEBER. He retired in 1995 after 25 years of service with the Anitec Image Corporation, a division of International Paper Company. Prior to that time, he was employed as a photographer for the Crowell-Collier publishing company for a num-ber of years. He was a World War II veteran having served eight and a half years United States Air Force. He later served with the 160th Air National Guard Unit for a number of years. Survi-vors include his wife of 56 years, Angela M. (SIMONS); three children, Ada M. SIMONS, Lawrence M. GRAEBER, James GRAEBER; one grandson, Michael A. VOURLAS, all of California; two sisters, M. Eloise JORDAN of Springfield; Ann GAUGER of Irvine, California; sister-in-law, Kathryn "Kitty" GRAEBER of Springfield; several nieces; nephews; and cousins. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas A. and Hugh F. Funeral mass and burial will be held in Lake Tahoe. Local arrangements by Conroy Funeral Home

DEANE, KARL, NORTH, SESSLAR, UNDERWOOD, WINDON Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, February 17, 1997

Mary Jane KARL, 79, of Springfield, died Friday, February 14, 1997 in her residence following a lengthy illness was born in Springfield, Ohio on October 15, 1917, the daughter of Harry and Lettie (WINDON) UNDERWOOD. She graduated from Springfield High School and worked for several years at the Ohio Bell Telephone Company. She is survived by her husband, Leo J. KARL, whom she married July 26, 1941; three children, Beverly Jane DEANE and Barbara Jean (Jim) NORTH, both of Spring field, and Richard J. KARL of California; seven grandchildren, Julie and Jay NORTH, Jeff, Mark and Mike DEANE, and Jennifer and Justin KARL, one great-grandson, Jeffery DEANE, Jr.; one sister Roberta SESSLAR of Springfield; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Harry L. UNDERWOOD; and grandson, Jud NORTH. Friends may visit with th family Monday from 5-7 p.m. at the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel. Friends may visit one hour prior to funeral ser-vices which will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with Dr. Rev. David Gilbert, pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church, officiat-ing. Interment will follow in Glen Haven Memo-rial Gardens. Contributions may be made in Mrs. Karl's memory to the Hospice of Community Hospital; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

BLOSE, DINGLEDINE, HANNAH, LUTZ, METHERD Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Saturday, February 22, 1997

Marguerite B. METHERD, 101, of 2329 State Route 55, Urbana, went to be with the Lord at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb 21, 1997, in the McAuley Center. She was born in her residence on April 26, 1895, the daughter of Charles and Alida (DINGLEDINE) BLOSE. She was homemaker. She is survived by her son, Charles B. (Betty) METHERD of Urbana; grandchildren Charles L. (Kathy) METHERD of Perry, Michigan; Marilyn (David) ADAMS of Urbana, Beth METHERD of Galloway, Ohio, and Jim METHERD of South Bend, Indiana; four great-grandchildren, Elijah and Sarah METHERD, Joshua and Jesse ADAMS, all of Urbana; special friend, and mother of grandchildren, Mary Ann METHERD; nieces; nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy METHERD, July 4, 1972; sisters Hazel HANNAH and Lucy LUTZ. She was the oldest living member of the First Baptist Church of Urbana, since March 27, 1910, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution an Southend Club. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Walter, Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. or Monday, with Rev. Jeff Cooper and Rev. Clifford Kissinger officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may, if they wish, contribute to Mercy Home Health Care.

GOOD, LAVENDER, RECK, SHUIRR, SHUPE, TELISCHAK, VANDUSEN, YOUNT Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, February 23, 1997

Page 8D. Margaret Ione SHUPE, 91, of Springfield, died Friday morning, February- 21, 1997 in Community Hospital. She was born Nov. 19, 1905 in Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of Jacob and Bertha (RECK) YOUNT. Mrs. SHUPE graduated from Springfield High School in 1923 and attended Wittenberg College. She was a life-long member of the Good Shepherd Evangel-ical Lutheran Church and was a longtime member and Past-President of the Springfield Parent Teachers Association. Survivors include her hus-band of 71 years, Glennis F. SHUPE; her daughter and son-in-law, Norma J. and Walter SHUIRR Jr. of Springfield; her son and daughter-in-law, Fred Y. and Carol SHUPE of Berea, Ohio; her grandchil-dren, W. Andrew SHUIRR III, Rebecca L. GOOD, Frederic A. SHUIRR, Janine G. TELISCHAK and James F. SHUPE; nine great-grandchildren; and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Huldah VANDUSEN and Fay LAVENDER. Friends may call Sunday from 1-3 p.m. in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with Pastor William McKee officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Masonic Home Endowment Fund.

DENNISON, EVANO, SCOTT, SPARKS, SPENCER, WILSON Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, February 24, 1997

Page 17. Ethel M. (SPARKS) DENNISON, 69, of Whiting, Indiana died Friday, February 21, 1997 in Eaglewood Care Center, Springfield following a four month bout with cancer. She was -born October 31, 1927 in Springfield, the daughter -of Claude H. and Helen M. (SCOTT) SPARKS and lived here until moving to Whiting 33 years ago. She is survived by three sons, Harold SPENCER and John WILSON of Springfield, and William DENNISON of Cincinnati; two daughters, Robin WILSON of Springfield and Tina EVANO of Cincinnati; four -brothers, John, Richard and Jerry SPARKS of Springfield, and Cabs SPARKS of Lawrenceburg Tennessee; thirty-five grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl DENNISON; two sons, Robert SPENCER and George WILSON; and one brother, Kinsel SPARKS. Friends may call from 6-7 p.m., Monday in the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Home with Rev. David Gray officiating. Private interment will be in Fletcher Chapel Cemetery.

CRONER, GATES, HOAG, LAMBERT Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, February 25, 1997

Page 19. Phyllis LAMBERT GATES, 89, formerly of Springfield, Ohio, died Friday, February 21, 1997 at Monterey Care Center in Grove City, Ohio. She was born July 3, 1907 to Professor Leroy and Clara (CRONER) LAMBERT in Springfield, where she resided for over 60 years. She was a long-time member (over 60 years) of First Lutheran Church, Springfield. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1925, and from Wittenberg University in 1933. She was a life-time member of the Emerald Circle of Kappa Delta Sorority in recognition of over sixty years of membership. She was former secretary (1924-1925) of the Junior Fortnightly Musical Club of Springfield, dedicated to the "Culture of Musical Art and Mutual Improvement." She held an Ele-mentary School Life Certificate since 1930; was a former Latin and English teacher at Hayward Junior High, and Springfield South High Schools; was employed by Springfield Public Schools for over 26 years. She was a member of the Spring-field Women's Town Club. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, William C. LAMBERT; her husband of 46 years, Harry P. GATES; and son, William L. GATES. She is survived by a sister, Louise HOAG of Waynesville, North Carolina; and son, Alan P. GATES (Sharon) of Columbus; daughter-in-law, Patricia GATES; eight grandchildren, Pamela, Amanda, David, Cynthia, Phillip, Marcia, Trisha, and Robert; one great-grandson, Tyler Lee; and four nieces and one nephew. Graveside service will be held Wednesday 11 a.m. in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio. Friends may call Tuesday 4-8 p.m., Schoendinger Hilltop Chapel, 3030 W. Broad Street, Columbus. Rev. David E. Imhoff will officiate. Memorial contributions can be made to Hilltop Kiwanis Scholarship Fund, Post Office Box 44161, Columbus, 43204.

BENDER, LABEDZ, LINHART, MRAZEK Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, February 26, 1997

Emil Anthony LINHART, 88, of Tempe, Arizona, passed away at 10:04 a.m. Friday, February 21, 1997 in his residence. He was born September 14, 1908 in Chicago, Illinois the son of Frank and Albina (MRAZEK) LINHART. Mr. LINHART was a graduate of the Duncan Aeronautical School in Chicago and was a retired Aircraft mechanic at Wright Patterson Air Force Base after 35 years of service. He was a veteran of the Army Air Force serving from 1942 until 1945 in New Guinea and Port Moresby and received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, two Overseas Service bars and one Bronze Battle Star. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Dave BENDER of Hurricane, West Virginia, two grandsons, Michael (Liz) BENDER and Matthew BENDER of Phoenix, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes (LABEDZ) LINHART; and a brother, Rudolf LINHART. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Bernard Catholic Church with Father Donald Huebner officiating and Father Paul Wharton of the Catholic Church of the Ascension assisting. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church c/o 720 Lagonda Avenue Springfield, Ohio, 45503. Arrangements are by Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home.

BURNS, EVANS, HUPMAN, SIGLER, STOESSEL, YOWLER, ZIRLOTT Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, February 26, 1997

Page 21. Hazel Alice (BURNS) EVANS, 94, of Crystal Lakes, Ohio, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Feb. 24, 1997 at Hospice of Dayton, Dayton, O. She was born May 14, 1902 in Medway, Ohio, the daugh-ter of Joseph and Amy (YOWLER) BURNS. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Eric E. EVANS; son, John W. EVANS; two daughters, Amy Alice STOESSEL and Laura Joyce EVANS. She is sur-vived by two sons, Robert J. EVANS of Potsdam, Ohio and Joseph B. EVANS of New Lebanon, Ohio; two daughters, Lorene ZIRLOTT of Irvington, Alabama and Judy SIGLER of Englewood, Ohio; two sisters, Frances NEAVES of New Lebanon, Ohio and Lois HUPMAN of Springfield, Ohio; 24 grandchildren; sixty-some great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren. She has left behind a host of family and friends. She was always surrounded by beauty with her flowers and paintings of scenery and still life. Loved by all, she will be greatly missed. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 28, 1997 at the Trostel, Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle, Ohio, with Pastors Tom Sager and David Snowden officiat-ing. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton.

FERNOW, KEY, POND, SHROYER, WARD Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Friday, February 28, 1997

Page 36. Ethel M. SHROYER, 79, of the Ohio Masonic Home died in Community Hospital at 8:45 am. Wednesday, February 26, 1997. She was born September 4, 1917 in Springfield, the son of George W. and Ressi (FERNOW) WARD. Mrs. SHROYER lived in Springfield all her life and assisted her husband, Robert in the operation of Dyna-Kleen Services for 18 years. She was a former member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Robert H. SHROYER, whom she married Jun 17, 1937; one son and daughter-in-law, Dan T. and Maxine SHROYER of Springfield; one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and William POND of Midlothian, Virginia; one brother, Dale WARD of Tennessee; six grandchildren, Lorri (POND) KEY of Springfield. Todd POND of Virginia, Matt, Mike, Marc and Marty SHROYER, all of Clark County; three great-grandchildren, three great step grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and George WARD. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m Friday in the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Home with Rev. Daniel Powell officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Paramedic Fund.

BERONA, BURK, EICHMAN, FREEMAN, HILL, KELLY, OBRIEN Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Friday, February 28, 1997

Anne F. O'BRIEN, 80, of Springfield died at 12:50 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 1997 in Mercy Medical Center foll-owing a brief illness. She was born in Springfield on November 3, 1916 the daughter of John W. and Frances (KELLY) BURK. She retired from the Mueller Residential Center in 1986 after 14 years of service. She was a member of St. Teresa Church. Survivors include six children and spouses, Frances O'BRIEN of Lakewood, Colorado Sharon O'BRIEN of Springfield, Mary Louise O'BRIEN and Milton EICHMAN of Tipp City, Rose O'BRIEN and David BERONA of North Berwick Maine and James and Carol M. O'BRIEN of Ocracoke, North Carolina, and Vincent and Debbi O'BRIEN of Springfield; a twin sister Helen HILL; sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Eldon FREEMAN, all of Springfield; two brothers and spouse John BURK of Arizona; and Gene and Rita BURK of Centerville, Ohio; three grandchildren, Aaron, Burk and Paul; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry J. in 1957. There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday ii St. Teresa Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Clark County Special Olympics Fund. The family is being served by the Conroy Funeral Home.

CAMPBELL, JACOBS, MINGUS, NEFF, RUST, WADDLE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, March 3, 1997

Page 17. Eldon W. RUST, 82, of Springfield, passed away at 11:30 am. Saturday, March 1, 1997 in Community Hospital. He was born April 12, 1914 in Eagle City, Clark County, Ohio the son of Charles and Marie (JACOBS) RUST. Mr. RUST was a member of the Emery Chapel United Methodist Church, the Knights of Pythias Lodge number 610 and was retired from Steel Products in 1976. Survivors include his wife Betty (NEFF) RUST; three children, Eldon C. (Nancy) RUST, Tremont City, Terry (Cindy) RUST and Rita (Tom) WADDLE of Springfield, nine grand-children; three great-grandchi1dren one brother Raymond (Mary) RUST; one step-brother, Jim (Marjie) CAMPBELL, Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; one step-brother; and his first wife, Thelma (MINGUS) RUST. Friends may call in the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. Monday. Knights of Pythias services will be held at 7 p.m Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Rev. Greg Swan officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.

DUCKWORTH, FINCHUM, GETZ, RASTER, WEST Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, March 3, 1997

Page 17. Louise Pauline WEST, 96, formerly of 1114 N. Lowry Avenue, died at 3:40 p.m. March 1 1997 in Villa Springfield. She was born in Springfield, Ohio, July 19, 1900, the daughter of John and Louise RASTER. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Mary Martha's, National Federation of Grandmothers Club, and National Republican Congressional Committee. Survivors include a daughter, Vivian Jean GETZ; sister, Frieda DUCKWORTH, both of Springfield; seven grandchildren, Joan FINCHUM, Ronald GETZ, Garry GETZ, Stephen GETZ, Donald WEST, Brad WEST and Robert WEST; several great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and neph-ews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie F. in 1963; and two sons, Robert and Donald Eugene WEST. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the Conroy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Funeral Home with Pastor Allen Dietz officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial Donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church.

BROWN, DAVIS, HEIZER, LOEFFNER, MCCONKEY Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, March 9, 1997

Elmer Brown McCONKEY, 87, of South Vienna, died Thursday, March 6 1997, in Community Hospital, following several months of declining health. He was born January 15, 1910, in Moorefield Township, the son of Walter and Olive (BROWN) MCCONKEY. He was an area farmer all his lifetime, and a member of the Hillside Avenue Church of God. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Martha (DAVIS) MCCONKEY of South Vienna; a son and his wife Glenn and Lynn MCONKEY of Cedarville, Ohio two daughters, Joyce and her husband, Floyd LOEFFNER of South Vienna, Ohio, and Teresa MCCONKEY of Springfield; four grandchildren Blair MCCONKEY, Bethany, Darren and Brian LOEFFNER; two brothers, Harold of Laurel, Indiana and Robert of South Vienna; a sister, EstherHEIZER of Clarksville, Indiana. He was preceded in death by two sons; Dale in 1947, Delmer in 1960; and a brother, Floyd MCCONKEY in 1985. Friends may call Friday from 5-8 p.m. in the Woods-Allgier Funeral Home. His body will lie in state one hour prior to funeral services Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Hillside Avenue Church of God with Pastors Brent Farmer and Michael Criner officiating. Interment will follow in Asbury Cemetery.

CLAAR, ESTEP, LAVENDER, LIMING, MENDA, SCHULTE, SULLIVAN, THAMES Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Thursday, March 20, 1997

Page 22. Wanda J. ESTEP, 71, of 5540 Dayton Road, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 18, 1997 in Mercy Medical Cen-ter. She was born in Springfield on November 28, 1925, the daughter of Carl and Flora (SULLIVAN) CLAAR, and lived here all her life. Mrs. Estep retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base in 1986 with 25 years service and was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles 397. She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lynn MENDA of London, Ohio, Jean and Leroy LIMING of Enon, Susan SCHULTE and Garry GRAY, with whom she resided; six grandchildren; Steve, Mark and Melissa MENDA, Luke, Lindsay, and Garrett LIMING; three step-children, Barbara LAVENDER and family, Debbie THAMES and family: Doug ESTEP and family, all of Pensacola, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her -husband of 33 years, Ralph E. ESTEP. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the Richards Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Home with Rev. Dwight Coffel officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Enon Rescue Squad.

BOTKIN, MACGILLIVRAY, MILLER, OVERHOLSER, SCHINDLER, SHIPLEY Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, March 23, 1997

Page 10d. Clarice M. OVERHOLSER, 89, went to be with her Lord on Friday March 21, 1997 at 12:01 a.m. in the Heartland of Springfield, Ohio, where she had been a resident for the past five years. She was born December15, 1907 in Miami County, Ohio, the daughter of Ernest and Vera (MILLER) SCHINDLER. She was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church, North Hampton, Oho, the Women's Christian Temperance Union, North Hampton, Ohio, 72 year member of the Beech Grove Grange and Security Farm Bureau Council of Clark County, Ohio. She is survived by one daughter, Vera HAMILTON of Columbus; five sons and daughters-in-law, Ernest and Irene OVERHOLSER of Springfield, Ohio, Alvin and Rosalee OVERHOLSER of Springfield, George and Marilyn OVERHOLSER of New Carlisle, Ohio; John and Debbie OVERHOLSER of Springfield, Gene and Judy OVERHOLSER of Fletcher, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren;two brothers, Robert SCHINDLER of Springfield, and John SCHINDLER of Xenia; two sisters, Frances SHIPLEY of Xenia, and Martha MACGILLIVRAY of North Hampton. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer OVERHOLSER, who she married on February 28, 1929 and preceded her on July 13, 1971; one sister, Ruth BOTKIN; and one brother, Wendell SCHINDLER. ...Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, Saint Paris, Ohio. Funeral services Monday March 24, 1997 at Asbury United Methodist Church, State Route 41, North Hampton, Ohio with Bob Schindler, assisted by Pastor Stephen Hayes, officiating. Burial at New Carlisle Cemetery.

CONE, FRITZ, ONEILL Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, March 25, 1997

Page 34. Elizabeth L. FRITZ, 89, of Springfield, died at 9:10 am. Monday, March 24, 1997 in Heartland of Springfield. She was born in Springfield, August 5, 1907, the daughter of John and Margaret (CONE) ONEILL. She worked for the accounting department in Mercy Medical Center for 13 years, retiring in 1972. She was a member of St. Bernard Church and the Altar-Rosary Sodality. Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews. She was pre-ceded in death by her husband, Edward H. in 1977; two brothers; and five sisters. There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a. m. Wednesday in St. Bernard Church. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Memorial donations to St. Bernard Church.

BOWSHIER, WAGNER, WHALEY Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, March 26, 1997

Page 21. Edward J. WAGNER, 96, of Springfield, died at 8:30 am. Monday, March 24, 1997, in Villa of Springfield. He was born January 1, 1901, in Springfield, Ohio. Mr.WAGNER was a veteran of World War I serving in the United States Army. For many years he worked at Wagners Moving and Storage Company. For 26 years he was in charge of the Trucking Division. In 1946 he founded Ed Wagner Rug and Furniture Cleaning Company until his retirement in the late 1980's. Survivors include his daughter, Susanna M. BOWSHIER of Springfield; a son, Robert WAGNER of Middletown; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Madge WAGNER in 1962; a son, Paul WAGNER; and a granddaughter, Robin WHALEY in 1995. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Thursday with Rev. W. Michael Criner officiating.

BOWSHIER, DILLON, MCDANIEL, MOONEY, SMITH Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, March 31, 1997

E. Pauline BOWSHIER, 73, of Springfield, died Saturday, March 29, 1997 in her residence. She was born June 27, 1923 in Willow Wood, Ohio, the daughter of Alva and Callie (DILLON) SMITH. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie number 397. She is survived by one son, Wayne MCDANIEL of Springfield; one half-sister, Theresa MOONEY of Springfield; two half-brothers, Alva L. SMITH of California, and Leorin SMITH of New York; three step-grandchildren, Jared, Jenny, and Dustin; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cletus; and one daughter, Lauren Paulette. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday March 31, 1997 in the Enon Cemetery. The family is being served by the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield.

AMLIN, BRAKEFIELD, MCKEEVER, NICHOLS, REDMAN Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, March 31, 1997

Mildred G. MCKEEVER, 84, of Westville, died at 4 a.m. Sunday, March 30, 1997 in McAuley Center. She was born August 19, 1912 in Urbana, a daughter of I. Frank and Lucy (REDMAN) NICHOLS. Mrs. MCKEEVER was a member of the Westville United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Pythian Sisters Temple number 307 in St. Paris. Her survivors include a daughter, Della Ann BRAKEFIELD of Ravenna, Kentucky; three sons and their wives, John F. and Jan MCKEEVER, James L. and Barbara MCKEEVER, all of Urbana, Jerry A. and Joyce MCKEEVER of Westville; a sister Nelva AMLIN of Northridge; 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. MCKEEVER in 1981; a sister, Bessie; a grandson; and a son-in-law. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Urbana with Rev. Frank James and Rev. Tom Amlin officiating. Burial will follow in Nettlecreek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Family ask that contributions be made to the Westville United Methodist Church Building Fund.

CARTER, CLOCCIA, DAVIS, FOPPE, LAUBER, SMITH, THOMPSON, WREN, YARRINGTON Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, April 16, 1997

E. Irene DAVIS, 88, formerly of Springfield, died Sunday in St Mary's Hospital, St. Mary's. Ohio. She was born December 1, 1908 in Logan County, Ohio, the daughter of Harry and Abby (THOMPSON) WREN. She was a housewife most of her life. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, with whom she resided, Kaye and Jerry SMITH of St. Mary's, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law; Warren E. and Martha DAVIS of Benton, Kentucky; six grand-children, Charolotte LAUBER, Andrea CARTER, Sharon (DAVIS) FOPPE, Melissia (DAVIS) CALOCCIA, all of Dayton, Ohio; Krista (SMITH) YARRINGTON of…..(rest of obit cut off)

ATWELL, INSKEEP, JORDAN, MILLER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, April 16, 1997

Lloyd E. MILLER, Sr., 84, of Springfield, died Monday afternoon, April 14, 1997 in Mercy Medical Center follow-ing a lengthy illness. He was born June 16, 1912 in Sardinia, Ohio, the son of John E. and Edna (ATWELL) MILLER. Mr. MILLER was a member of Kingdom Hall Jehovahs Witnesses. He was a foreman at General Motors Company, retiring in 1969, and was a Veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. Survivors include two daughters, Edna Mae MILLER and Charlene B. MILLER, both of Springfield: one son and daughter-in-law. Lloyd E. Jr. and Delores Ann MILLER of Dayton; two sisters, Katherine INSKEEP of Ash Ridge, Ohio, Ethel JORDAN of Sar-dinia. Ohio; one brother, Robert MILLER of Sardinia, Ohio; six granddaughters; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice V. MILLER in 1995; and two broth-ers, Walter and Russell MILLER. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Xenia. The family is being served by the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield.

LABONTE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, April 16, 1997

Michael W. LABONTE, 49, of Centerville, Ohio died suddenly Sunday, April 13, 1997. He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Nancy LABONTE. He is survived by his sons, Michael and Bryan LABONTE; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Charlene of Fayeville, Georgia and Gary and Lauren of Cincinnati: several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held 11 am. Wednesday at Glen Haven Memorial Park Cemetery in New Carlisle, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Routsong Funeral Home, Centerville, Ohio.

ALLEN, INGLING, OWENS, SIDNER, SPRAGUE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, April 29, 1997

Robert A. INGLING 77 of South Charleston died Monday, April 28, 1997 at 3:30 a.m. in his residence. He was born May 16, 1919 in South Charleston, Ohio, the son of Guy and Jennie (Allen) Ingling. He was a graduate of Enon High School and retired as a salesman from Scarff-Martin Seed Company. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II. Bob was a member of the South Charleston United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 176, Community Club, Quarterback Club and Ban Boosters. He had served in various capacities in organizing and planning the Annual Petunia Festival and he, along with his wife and daughter, stated the Petunia Festival Parade for 29 consecutive years. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Sprague) Ingling, whom he married November 10, 1943; one daughter, Kim (Carl) Owens of South Charleston; one granddaughter, Rachel (Mike) Sidner; one grandson, Matthew Sidner; several nieces and nephews; and cousins. He was preceded in death by four brothers; and three sisters. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, constitutions may be made to the South Charleston United Methodist Church Roofing Fund, the South Charleston Paramedics, or to Mercy Hospice. The family is being served by the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, South Charleston Chapel.

DAVIS, FREEZE, NEFF Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Saturday, May 3, 1997

Edna B. FREEZE, 82, of Good Shepherd Village, died Tuesday, April 29, 1997 at 11:15 p.m. in Community Hos-pital following several months of illness. Miss FREEZE was born April 22, 1915 in German Township, the daughter of Chester E. and Mary E. (DAVIS) FREEZE. She was a lifelong resident of German Township and was a member of the North Hampton United Church of Christ and the Women's Guild. She retired after 30 years of service as Head Cook for Northwestern Local Schools. She was preceded in death by a brother, Carl FREEZE; brother-in-law, Don A. NEFF; and a nephew, William FREEZE. Survivors include a sis-ter, Bernice NEFF; sister-in-law, Goldie FREEZE; a nephew, Robert M. FREEZE; and several great nieces; nephews and many cousins. Friends may call Friday from 4-8 p.m. in the Woods-Allgier Funeral Home. Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Revs. Glen Weller and Frank Wright officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Tremont City. Memorial contributions may be directed to the North Hampton United Church of Christ.

EDWIN, LALLY, PITT, TORLINA, VAUGHN Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, May 4, 1997

Page 8D. Alma T. PITT, 91, of Springfield, died Friday May 2, 1997 at 5:18 a.m. in Mercy Medical Center. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on September 9, 1905, the daughter of J.H. EDWIN and Mary (LALLY) TORLINA. She was a life long resident of Springfield and a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, member of the Women's Town Club and Delta Theta Tau Sorority. She retired from the Robbins & Myers Employees Federal Credit Union in 1966 follow-ing 12 years of service. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Edwin F. and Joyce L. PITT of Springfield, Ohio; one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Dr. James F. VAUGHN of Fort Recovery, Ohio; five grandchildren, Todd E. and his wife Holly PITT, Michael A. PITT, Colleen VAUGHN, James A. and his wife Sharon VAUGHN, Jeffrey E. and his wife Shelley VAUGHN; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and neph-ews. She was preceded in death by her husband Edwin M. PITT in January 1985; also by two brothers. Family will receive friends Monday May 5, 1997 from 1 p.m. until time of funeral services at 3 p.m. Monday from the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home North Limestone Chapel. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Springfield Paramedics Fund in her memory

GOODCHILD, HARRIS, HUGHES, MYERS, PENNINGTON, ROGERS, THRASHER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, May 4, 1997

Page 8D. Anna E. ROGERS, 87, of Springfield died at 10:57 p.m. Friday, May 2, 1997 in her residence following a brief illness. She was born March 17, 1910 in Spring-field, a daughter of Louis Porter and Minnie M. (GOODCHILD) HUGHES. Mrs. Rogers is survived by three daughters, Patricia PENNINGTON, Dorothy THRASHER, and Margaret ROGERS all of Springfield; two sons Allen ROGERS of Springfield, and James L. ROGERS of Mechanicsburg; a sister Helen MYERS of Springfield; 25 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Jesse on November 14, 1973; a son Wil-ham Robert in 1980; two sisters, Esther HARRIS and Ruth HUGHES; two grandsons; and a great-grandson. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield with the Rev. William C. Zimmann, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday in the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Community Hospital Hospice.

BIRCH, QUILLEN, REYNOLDS, ZIMMERMAN Name of Newspaper is Unk. Springfield, OH Newspaper on Thursday, May 8, 1997

Date of Death being used. Margaret J. QUILLEN, 91, of Springfield died Thursday, May 8, 1997 in her residence. She was born March 8, 1906 in Springfield, the daughter of the late Ralph and Grave (ZIMMERMAN) REYNOLDS. Margaret was a 1924 graduate of Springfield High School and a 1929 graduate of the Springfield City Hospital School of Nursing. She was a clinic supervisor at Springfield Hospital and retired in 1969 as a pub-lic health nurse with the Springfield Health Department. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church, a Life Member of the Nursing Alumni, and a past member of the Lagonda Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her survivors include her sister, Mary Elizabeth STRONG of Springfield; a son and his wife, David A. and Judy QUILLEN of Columbus, Ohio; three step-grandchildren, Joel (Theresa) BIRCH of Cleve-land, Ohio, Bradley BIRCH of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Rebeca BIRCH of Columbus, Ohio; a step great-grandson, Tyler BIRCH. She was pre-ceded in death by her husband, Raymond T. in 1983; and a brother. Services were held at the convenience of the family. Interment was in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Ohio State University Cardiac Rehab Scholarship Fund, in care of Dr. David Frid, 2050 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221. Arrangements were handled by the Woods-Allgier Funeral Home.

DRAPER, HADEN, MCKINNEY, REYNARD, SPARKS Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, May 13, 1997

William E. MCKINNEY, 79, of Pinellas Park, Florida, passed away at 4:04 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 1997 in Largo Medical center, Largo, Florida. He was born September 26, 1917 in Springfield, the son of Walter and Grace (REYNARD) MCKINNEY. Mr. MCKINNEY was retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base and was a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus and St. Andrew' Masonic Lodge number 619. Survivors include his wife, Arvilla Marie MCKINNEY; one son James A. MCKINNEY, Seminole, Florida; one step son, Daniel K. HADEN, St. Petersburg, Florida two step-daughters, Jacqueline C. SPARKS, Jacksonville, Florida and JoAnn C. DRAPER, Cunningham, Kentucky; three grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. Friends may call in the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday. Masonic Services will be held Friday at 7p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Rev. Wendell Hakala officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens

MARTIN, ROOF, YEATTS Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, May 14, 1997

Page 19. Helen V. YEATTS, 87, formerly of Springfield died Wednesday May 14, 1997 in the Messiah Village of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. She was born June 5, 1909 in Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of Edgar and Della (MARTIN) ROOF. Mrs. YEATTS was a retired Registered Nurse, having worked at the Ohio Masonic Home. She was a member of the Beula Chapel Brethren in Christ Church and attended the Messiah Village Brethren in Christ Church. Her survivors include her son, John R. YEATTS of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; two brothers Galen ROOF of Kettering Ohio and Charles ROOF of Springfield; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, H. Robert YEATTS. Friends may call Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens with Rev. Key Brubaker of the Beulah Chapel Brethren in Christ Church officiating. Interment will follow.

DANALATOU, LAGOS, LEONTIS, PAULSON, PAVLATOS, THEODORATOS, XENOS Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, May 14, 1997

Sophia PAVLATOS, died Wednesday, May 14, in her 104th year. Born Sophia DANALATOU on the Greek island of Cephalonia in 1892, she left her village home of Angona to come to the United States in December 1915. Upon arrival she married Basil PAVLATOS, who had immigrated a few years earlier. In Springfield Mr. Pavlatos had a partnership in shoe repair store. Mrs. Pavlatos raised four children through the difficult Depression years. She deeply valued education, though she did not, herself complete elementary school. She learned English, involved herself in the surrounding community, and guided her daughter and three sons through their schooling, which they all completed with advanced college degrees. She was selected Ohio's Mother of the Year in 1954 "for achieving a high standard of maternal understanding." The selection committee cited her "strong spiritual quality, community activity, and deep family affection." In 1992 the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption in Springfield honored her or the occasion of her 100th birthday praising her strength of will and character. Letters of congratulations arrived from the President of the United States, Governor of Ohio, Greek Orthodox Bishop of the Diocese, and other dignitaries. Friends and relatives remembered her home on North Street, with its award-winning garden and warm kitchen that never closed a door on friendly face. She was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary, and Philoptochos Society. Survivors include three children and spouses, Dr. Nicholas and Thalia PAVLATOS, Robert and Evelyn PAVLATOS, all of Springfield, Anna LEONTIS, Columbus Ohio; sister, Thalia THEODORATOS, Athens, Greece; daughter-in-law, Despina PAULSON of Springfield; ten grandchildren, Nike LAGOS, Dr. Thales PAVLATOS, Plato PAVLATOS, Stacey PAVLATOS, Christina PAVLATOS, Fr. Timothy PAVLATOS, Dr. Neocles LEONTIS, Dr. Artimes LEONTIS, Dr. Basil Pavlatos PAULSON, Sophia PAVLATOS; eight great-grandchildren; a nephew and niece, Nicholas and Helen XENOS of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Basil in 1965; son, Louis Pavlatos PAULSON in 1996. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Conroy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Greek Orthodox Church Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Greek Orthodox Church.

MASON, ZELLER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Thursday, May 15, 1997

Ruth Ann (ZELLER) MASON, 90, of Warner Robins, Georgia and formerly of Medway, Ohio, died Tuesday. May 13, 1997 in Peachbelt Nursing Center, Warner Robins, Geor-gia. She was born January 12, 1907 in Medway, Ohio, the daughter of Frank and Olia ZELLER, and was a member of Medway United Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Ray MASON of Bonaire, Georgia; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, George MASON, July 3, 1970. Graveside Services will be held Friday, May 16, 1997 at 2 p.m. in Medway Cemetery with Pastor Clarence Dinnen officiating. Friends may call Thursday from 7-9 p.m. in the Trostel, Champman & Christmas Funeral Home in New Carlisle, Ohio.

ESTLE, GOULD, HORNEY, KERR, OTTO, RIFE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Friday, May 16, 1997

Lois ESTLE, 90, of Springfield, died Tuesday morning in Heartland of Springfield following a lengthy illness. She was born in Clark County on July 6, 1906, the daughter of Fred and Bertha (RIFE) ESTLE. She was a member of Clifton United Presbyterian Church where she was a member of EMANON, was a graduate of Cedarville College taught at several schools in Clark County, retiring from Greenon High School and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority. She is survived by a niece, Norma GOULD; a nephew and spouse, Roger and Sue HORNEY; a great niece and spouse Beverly and John KERR; two great nephews and spouses, Alan and Gina HORNEY and James and Tammy HORNEY; and three great nieces. all of Springfield. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Carrie Ellen OTTO and Freda HORNEY. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday in the Littleton and Rue Funeral Home, Springfield. Funeral services will be held a 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Reverend Gerald Swaim of Clifton United Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Clifton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Clifton United Presbyterian Church. Unk. Springfield, OH Newspaper, Date of Death: Mon., Jan. 13, 1997

LYNCH, MCFARLAND, PEDERSEN, PIERCE, ROBERTS, STOUT Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, May 18, 1997

Ruth Elizabeth MCFARLAND, 90, of Springfield, passed away May 16, 1997 in Community Hospital. She was born in Clark County, Ohio on May 17, 1906, the daughter of Charles and Rebecca (ROBERTS) PIERCE. Mrs. MCFARLAND was formerly employed in the Dietary Department of the I.O.O.F. Home and was a member of Red Star Temple number 397, Valley Grandmothers Club number 650, and N.A.R.V.E. She is survived by one son, Jerry MCFARLAND; three daughters, Mary Lou LYNCH, Betty Mae MCFARLAND and Ruth PEDERSEN; special friend Jackie Yoder, all of Springfield; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her hus-band, Herbert MCFARLAND; two brothers, Ralph and Harry PIERCE; and one sister, Viola STOUT. Friends may call in the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home from 6-8 p.m. Monday where Red Star Lodge and Valley Grandmothers club will hold services at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elderly United Care Program or to Pettigrew Center for Adult Care.

BLAKE, BRAKE, JEFFERIS, WILBER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, May 19, 1997

Page 17. Thelma BRAKE LATONA, 85, formerly of Springfield, Ohio and Miami, Florida died May 16, 1997 in Sarasota, Florida. Born in Springfield, Ohio, she was a member of the Visitation Catholic Church in Miami and vol-unteered with Respect Life. She is survived by two sisters, Laura JEFFERIS, of Springfield, Ohio, and Dorothy J. WILBER of Sarasota, Florida; two brothers, Grant F. BLAKE of Springfield, Ohio and Allen E. BLAKE of Tallahassee, Florida. Services and entombment will be in Miami, Florida. Toale Brothers, Inc., Sarasota, Florida are in charge of arrangements. Additional Information by Submitter: Both spellings of BRAKE & BLAKE are used - it is not known which is correct.

ADAMS, ELLIS, HOOTEN, NANCE, ROBINETTE, ZILE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, June 8, 1997

Page 8D. Arthur E NANCE, 83, of Springfield died at 3:22 am Saturday, June 07, 1997 in Community Hospital following an extended illness. He was born in Spring Valley, Ohio on October 31, 1913, the son of Gustin and Lola (ADAMS) NANCE. He retired from CCC Trucking Company after a number of years. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Clara (ZILE) ; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Frank ROBINETTE of Springfield ; two stepchildren and spouse, Richard ZILE of Urbana and Carol and David HOOTEN of Springfield ; one brother Carl NANCE ; 12 grandchildren ; and a number of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Arthur Eugene NANCE ; sister Lillian ELLIS ; and two brothers, David and George. His body was taken to the Conroy Funeral Home where private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Family request memorial donations be made to the Clark County Dialysis Center.

DAVIS, HOLLOWAY, HOUSEMAN, LEETH, RAY, SARK, SMITH, WOODS, YOUNG Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Saturday, June 14, 1997

Myra L. SMITH, 83, formerly of Springfield, died in her daughter's home in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, June 12, 1997. She was born June 15, 1913 in Good Hope, Ohio, the daughter of John L. and Cora Bell (WOODS) YOUNG. Mrs. SMITH retired from Robbins and Myers with 27 years service and was a member of Meadow Grove Wesleyan Church, Robbins and Myers Girls Social Club, Rebekah's International Order of Odd Fellows and Elderly United. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Franklin L. and Lena SMITH of Fairborn, Daniel D. and Sherry SMITH of Springfield; three daughters and sons-in-law, Jean Ann and Ivan RAY of Fort Worth, Texas, Mary Jayne and Samuel SARK of Monticello, Arkansas, Susan S. and Jim R. DAVIS of Springfield; one brother, John V. YOUNG; one sister, Elizabeth B. HOUSEMAN, both of Springfield; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin L. Smith in 1984; son, Everett G. SMITH; brother, Everett YOUNG; and two sisters, Edna HOLLOWAY and Mary LEETH. Friends may call from2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday in the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Home with Rev. James Chubb officiating. Entombment will be in Rose Hill Mausoleum.

SANDERS, SIMMONS, UNDERWOOD Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Saturday, June 14, 1997

James T. UNDERWOOD Jr., 76, of New Carlisle, Ohio and formerly of Texas, died Wednesday, June 11, 1997 at 8 p.m. in his residence. He was born September 17, 1919 in Tyler, Texas, the son of James T. and Dothula (SANDERS) UNDERWOOD St. and resided in Texas most of his life before moving to New Carlisle in 1993. He was a retired truck driver from Gober & Sons in Odessa, Texas, World War II Army Veteran, and a member of The First Baptist Church of New Carlisle. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Hazel; two sons, James Robert UNDERWOOD of San Angelo, Texas, Thomas Bruce UNERWOOD of Odessa, Texas; four grandchildren, Jennifer, Robert Wayne, Nicole, Bryan; great-grandson, Tristane; sister, Ethel SIMMONS of Big Spring, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Mary UNDERWOOD of St. Louis, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers and sisters. Services will be held Monday, June 16, 1997 at 10 a.m. in the Trostel, Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle, Ohio with Rev. Rick Shoemaker officiating. Burial will be in New Carlisle Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from5-7 p.m. in the Funeral Home. If desired memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia Society of America.

DOWNING Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, July 8, 1997

Page 14. Freely G DOWNING, Sr, 79, Springfield, died Monday at his residence. Visitation one hour prior to the service at 11 am Wednesday in Jackson Lytle and Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel; burial Ferncliff.

LICCIARDI Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, July 8, 1997

Page 14. Michael Anthony LICCIARDI, 40, Dublin, died Friday in Dublin. Memorial service 8 pm Thursday in Conroy Funeral Home; visitation one hour prior to service.

REYNOLDS Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, July 8, 1997

Page 14. Rachel Elizabeth REYNOLDS, 92, Springfield, died Saturday in Mercy Medical Center. Visitation noon-9 pm Tuesday in Dennis L Porter Funeral Home, Inc ; graveside service at 10:30 am Wednesday in Ferncliff Cemetery.

JACKSON Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, July 8, 1997

Page 14. [Urbana] Robert H JACKSON, died Saturday. Visitation one hour prior to a memorial service at 2 pm today at the Littleton and Rue Funeral Home, Urbana.

DRAPER, EUBANKS Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, July 8, 1997

Page 14. [Urbana] Florence M DRAPER-EUBANKS, 74, died Friday in Heartland of Marysville. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 pm today in Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home, North Lewisburg ; service there 1:30 pm Wednesday.

PARK Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, July 8, 1997

Page 14. [Urbana] Lorraine PARK, 87, died at 12:30 pm Sunday in her residence. Service 10:30 am Friday in Littleton and Rue Funeral Home, Urbana.

NEER, SPRAGUE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, July 8, 1997

Page 14. [Urbana] Helen SPRAGUE NEER, 91, died at 4 pm Sunday in the Champaign Nursing Home. Visitation 3-6 pm Wednesday in Littleton and Rue Funeral Home, Urbana ; service there 10:30 am Thursday.

BEERE, WILBERT Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Friday, July 18, 1997

Page 23. Robert C. WILBERT, 67, New Carlisle, Ohio, beloved husband, father, papa, and friend, died Wednesday, July 16, 1997 at 10:37 pm. in Kettering Medical Center, Kettering Ohio. He was born March 30, 1930 in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Anna (BEERE) WILBERT and was a New Carlisle area resident all his life. He graduated in 1948 from Olive Branch High School, a 1951 graduate of Barber College in Columbus, Ohio, a Korean War veteran, and barbered in New Carlisle for 13 years with his father at Wilbert's Barber Shop, retiring from Navistar in 1991 in Springfield. Robert was a life member of Donnelsville, First Evangelical Lutheran Church and an avid Reds fan. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; two sons and daughters in law, Steven and Mary WILBERT of New Carlisle, Jeffrey and Norean WILBERT of Springsboro, Ohio; three grandchildren, Jacob, Allison and Evan WILBERT; two brothers in law and wives; a sister in law; and numerous special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services will be held Saturday, July 19, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. in the Trostel, Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle, Ohio with Rev. Peter Kruse officiating. Burial will follow in Donnelsville Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 5-8 p.m. in the funeral home. If desired, memorial contributions maybe be made to the First evangelical Lutheran Church of Donnelsville Memorial Fund.

COLLICOAT, CRAWFORD, DARST, DILLARD, FRYE, GARRABRANT, MCFARLAND, RUNYON, VERNON Name of Newspaper is Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Newspaper on Saturday, July 26, 1997

MOUNT VERNON - John F. DARST, 73, of Mount Vernon died July 25, 1997, at Knox Community Hospital. He was born July 2, 1924 at Blacklick to Curtis E. and Gertrude A. (CALLICOAT) DARST. He was a member of Fairview Free Will Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Mildred (DILLARD) DARST; two sons, John Michael DARST of Columbus and Donald Dee DARST of Mount Vernon; daughter, Peggy Sue (DARST) VERNON of Centerburg; stepdaughter, Rosemary (DILLARD) FRYE of Fairborn, four grandsons; three granddaughters; and four sisters, Ruth GARRABRANT, Margaret MCFARLAND and Lucille RUNYON, all of Reynoldsburg, and Marie CRAWFORD of Hilliard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Curtis "Junior" DARST and James DARST. The family will receive friends Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus. The funeral will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Fairview Free Will Baptist Church, 15271 Vance Road, Mount Vernon. The Rev. Crate Sparks will officiate. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mount Vernon.

BURKE, DONOVAN, FLORA, HART, SMITH Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, July 29, 1997

Page 14. Lucille C. HART, 83, of Springfield, died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, July 26, 1997. She was born in Springfield September 15, 1913, the daughter of the late Maude (FLORA) and Pearl BURKE. She was the residential manager of the Northbridge Apartments for many years. Lucille was a member of the Hillside Avenue Church of God for most of her adult life. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School for many years, possessed an unfailing faith in God, and now in his loving arms. Her survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Judi and Richard SMITH of Springfield; three beloved grandchildren Rachel, Lindsey, and Sam SMITH; special and devoted friends, Euclid Harris and Anita Whip with whom she resided; sister-in-law, Gayle BURKE of Springfield; and in-laws, Edna and Earl DONOVAN of Saint Paris, and Avenelle and Howard HART of Springfield; a nephew, Bruce and Diane BURKE of California; and other dear friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chet, in 1972; two brothers, Wilbur and Kenneth BURKE; and a grandson, Justin SMITH. Friends may call Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. in the Woods-Allgier Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home with Rev. Brent Farmer officiating. Interment will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Clark County Alzheimers Association or the Hillside Avenue Church of God.

COLLINS, HOPKINS, KING, POSEY, RICE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Page 19. Henry M. "Crazy Henry" RICE, Jr., 44, of Springfield, Ohio, passed away, July 28, 1997 in Mercy Medical Center. He was born in Springfield, Ohio December 9, 1952, the son of Henry M. and Eva Jane (COLLINS) RICE. Mr. RICE is survived by one son, Brian L. Stupp RICE; two daughters, Amanda R. RICE and Anna L. RICE, all of Springfield; two brothers and sister-in-law, Garland and Linda KING and Hershel KING, all of Florida; two sisters and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Kenny HOPKINS of Springfield and Jane POSEY of Springfield; several nieces ; nephews and good friend, Jim Lynch of Springfield. He was preceded in death by his parents and best friend, Doug Mollett. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Richards, Raff, & Dunbar Memorial Home with the Rev. David M. Reeves officiating. Friends may call for one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow in Newcomer's Cemetery.

BROWN, HUFFMAN, MCDONNELL, PATTON Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Page 19. Elizabeth Lee MCDONNELL, 81, of St. Petersburg, Florida, died July 28, 1997. Born in Cleveland, she moved to St. Petersburg in 1984 from Springfield, Ohio. She was a Homemaker and Methodist. Survivors include her daughter Sue PATTON, Atlanta, Georgia; sister and brother-in-law, Sarah and Chauncey HUFFMAN, St. Petersburg, Florida; brother Harry E. BROWN, Jr. St. Petersburg, Florida; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg, Florida.


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