Page 21. Lynn M. KISSELL, 84, Palmetto, Fla., a native of Springfield, died Saturday in Florida. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Manasota Chapel, Bradenton, Fla.; service there 7 p.m. Thursday.
Elizabeth Anne BELT, 73, of Springfield, died at 1:30 p.m. March 5, 1998 in her residence following one year of serious illness. She was born in Springfield April 13, 1924, the dauther of James J. and Mary Catherine (HERN) SWEENEY. She had served as counselor for the Parent Infant Center for eight years. She was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Catholic Ladies of Columbia number 207, Altar Rosary, Sodality and volunteered at St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Eugene H.; five children and spouses, Anne M. and James BROOKS of Dayton, Martin E. BELT of Moberly, Missouri, Philip A. and Diane BELT of Dover, Delaware, Gregory A. BELT and Monica M. and Chris MILLER, all of Springfield; brother and sister-in-law, Raphael J. and Patricia SWEENEY of Bermidjii, Minnesota; sister and brother-in-law Mary Catherine and Leonard KITCHNIE; and sister-in-law, Mary Margaret SWEENEY, all of Cincinnati; 18 grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, James W., Richard C. and Paul E. SWEENEY. Conroy Funeral Home. Funeral mass at St. Teresa Church. Burial in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Page 16. Kevin D SALYERS, 38, Springfield, died Sunday. Visitation 5-8 pm today in Richards, Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home ; service there 1 pm Wednesday ; burial Asbury Cemetery. (Full obit same page Col 3)
Page 16. [New Carlisle] Jack KENDRICK, 69, died at 12:05 pm Sunday in his residence. Visitation 5-8 pm Wednesday in Trostel, Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home ; service there 11 am Thursday. (Complete obit same page, column 3)
Page 16. [Urbana] Oscar R WOODS, 90, of 1272 E Hickory Grove road, died at 3:30 pm Sunday at his residence. Visitation 5-8 pm today in Walter- Schoedinger Funeral Home ; service there 10:30 am Wednesday ; in Bowlusville United Methodist Church. (Complete obit same page Col 3)
Page 17. Amy Marie PENWELL, 11, of South Vienna died unexpectedly Monday, September 07, 1998. She was born November 11, 1986 in Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of Claude Odis and Kathlene M (ADKINS) PENWELL. Amy was a student at South Vienna Elementary School. Her survivors include her parents of South Vienna ; two sisters, Staci and Jessi PENWELL ; one brother, Joey PENWELL, all of South Vienna ; maternal grandparents, Nancy and Seldon ADKINS of Springfield ; paternal grandmother, Wanda PENWELL of Springfield ; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield where the funeral services will be held Friday at 1 pm with Pastor Gene Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Billie Jo (DUDLEY) BROOKS, 48, of Springfield, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly March 10, 1998 in Mercy Medical Center. She was born in Jamestown, Ohio, June 10, 1949, the daughter of Roy L. and Doris M. (ARNOLD) MCCORMICK. Mrs. BROOKS was a 1967 graduate of Springfield South High School and was a member of the St. Joseph's Catholic Church. She had been the owner and operator of Brooks Building Services since 1989. Mrs. BROOKS is survived by her husband John D. BROOKS, to whom she had been married for 29 years; three sons and two daughters-in-law Tony BROOKS, Jon and Kelly BROOKS and Michael and Brandi BROOKS; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert L. and Peggy DUDLEY, two sisters and brother-in-law, Kathy and Steve MASSIE and Toni MCCORMICK and Bill ZANISH; her mother-in-law, Julia BROOKS; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Loretta BROOKS, Brenda and Phillip BRESLIN, Ginny and Bud DAVIS, all of Sprnigfield and Beth BROOKS of Enon; three granddaughters, Molly Brittany and Marissa BROOKS; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Richards Raff & Dunbarr Memorial Home.
Robert Eli HATCHER, 80, of Urbana, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 20, 1998 at 11:45 a.m. at his residence. He was born February 14, 1918 in Fort Gay, West Virginia, the son of Eli and Rosie (McKENZIE) HATCHER. He was retired from Howard Sober Inc. and was a past elder in the Open Bible Church. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Katherine (WEBB) HATCHER, whom he married June 17, 1946 in Paintsville, Kentucky; three children, Kenneth Ray (Bessie) CHILDERS of Kernersville, North Carolina, Robert Eli (Glenda) HATCHER II of Lewisville, North Carolina, and Donald Gene (Marcia) HATCHER of Urbana; two grandsons, Timothy Gene HATCHER of Urbana and Robert Eli HATCHER III of Dallas, Texas; six sisters, Ruth RICKMAN of Sumpter, South Carolina, Martha HOLFACKER of Bradenton, Florida, Virginia SORENSEN of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, Vada BUDD of Columbus, Ohio, Sadie STAFFORD of Dayton, Ohio and Zelma STUSS of Columbus, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents; his infant daughter, Anna Lou HATCHER; two brothers, John J. and Beecher HATCHER; and one sister, Rhoda JOURNEY. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the Jackson Lytle and Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Funeral Home with Rev. James Martin officiating. Entombment will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorial contributions may be made in Robert's memory to Mercy Home Health Care of Mercy Hospice.
Roy S. CAMPBELL, 75, of Springfield, died Saturday evening March 21, 1998 in the Mercy Medical Center. He was born August 21, 1922 in Bethel Township, the son of Lewis A. and Myrtle A. (SIGLER) CAMPBELL. Roy was a Navy Veteran of World War II, farmed in Champaign County for 35 years, and was formerly a member of the First Lutheran Church of Donnelsville. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Elizabeth (FORD); two daughters and a son-in-law, Nancy METZ of Urbana, and Leah and Kelly MOORE of Florida; three sons and two daughter-in-law, Allen and Phyllis CAMPBELL, James and Joyce CAMPBEL, and Robert CAMPBEL, all of Urbana; one sister, Elsie BINNING of New Carlisle; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Clarence and Mildred CAMPBELL of Donnelsville, and Paul and Wava CAMPBELL of New Carlisle; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces ad nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and granddaughter, Lisa METZ in 1992. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Wendell E. Hakala officiating. Burial will be in the Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Moorefield Township Paramedic or Mercy Home Health Care.
Kenneth V. BELL, 72, of Springfield, Ohio died at 6:45 p.m. Tursday, April 2, 1998 at Community Hospital, Springfield. Kenneth was born February 28, 1926 in Columbus, Ohio the son of Holly & Minnie Myrtle (SPENCE) BELL. He was a member of the American Legion Post 186 New Carlisle, a life member of Disabled American Veterans 13, and was retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base and worked at Sugar Isle Country Golf Course. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shirley; two sons, William BELL of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Thomas H. and his wife, Laurie BELL of Springfield; two daughters, Wanda and her husband John SMITH of Xenia, Ohio, Brenda REIGEL of Fairborn, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two foster sisters, Elizabeth WIRTH and Margaret WORTHINGTON, both of Galloway, Ohio; two sisters, Lucille SCHRIVER of Indianapolis, Indiana, Jola KENYON of Galloway, Ohio; neices, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services at Trostel, Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle, Ohio. Burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
Page 22. Dano E KENNEDY, 78, Springfield, died Sunday in Community Hospital. Visitation 6-8 pm today in the Littleton and Rue Funeral Home, Springfield ; service there 11 am Wednesday ; entombment in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum.
Page 22. Baxter G SENTERS, 62, of Ashland, Ky, died Saturday in Mercy Medical Center. Visitation 6-9 pm Monday in Steen Funeral Home, Cannonsburg Chapel, Ashland, Ky ; service there 1 pm Tuesday ; entombment in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum.
Page 22. Colleen Ann SMITH, 41, Springfield, died at 6:09 pm Sunday in Miami Valley Medical Center the result of an auto accident. Visitation 6-8 pm Wednesday in Jackson Lytle and Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel ; service there 10 am Thursday ; burial Ferncliff Cemetery.
Page 22. [Bellefontaine] Ronald M DODDS, 66, died at 8:52 pm Sunday in his residence. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 pm today in Van Horn Funeral Home, Lakeview ; service 1 pm Wednesday in the First Christian Church.
Page 22. [London, Ohio] Erin L NANCE, 17, died at 10:02 pm Sunday in Grant Medical Center as a result of injuries received in an auto accident. Visitation 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm Wednesday in London First United Methodist Church ; service there 11 am Thursday ; arrangements by Rader, Lynch and Dodds Funeral Home.
Page 22. [Urbana] Donald A SNYDER, 72, of 565 E Ward St died at 10:26 am Monday in Mercy Memorial Hospital. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 pm Wednesday in Walter- Schoedinger Funeral Home ; service there 11:30 am Thursday.
Frank Sherman BROWN, 79, of Springfield, died Sunday morning, April 12, 1998 in Community Hospital. He was born July 18, 1918 in Milledgeville, Ohio, the son of David and Anna (CONFERT) BROWN. Mr. BROWN was a retired welder and was a Veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. His survivors include his wife of 48 years, Lavina (NUNLEY) BROWN; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie (BROWN) and Doug LITTERAL of South Charleston, Jo and Steve ADKINS of Springfield; two sons and one daughter-in-law, James and Rosemary (JENKINS) BROWN of South Vienna, Larry BROWN of Springfield; and six grandchildren, Heidi BROWN and husband Greg, Michael and Nikki BROWN, Josh FANNON, David and Katie ADKINS. He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold BROWN. Littleton & Rue Funeral Home. Funeral service at Highland United Church of Christ. Entombment in Rose Hill Mausoleum.
Page 16. Onas Magdalene FRENCH, Springfield, died Tuesday in Community Hospital. Visitation 1-2 pm Friday in Littleton and Rue Funeral Home, Springfield ; memorial service there at 2 pm Friday ; visitation 1-3 pm Saturday in Copher and Felser Funeral Home, Elwood, Ind., followed by memorial service ; her body will be cremated ; private graveside service in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Elwood.
Page 16. Rosetta Marsh BELFORD, 86, of Springfield, died at 12:55 pm Tuesday in the home of her son. Visitation 5-8 pm today in Jackson Lytle and Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel ; service there 10 am Friday ; burial Ferncliff Cemetery.
Page 16. Florence R CHAFFIN-TIEBOUT, 80, Springfield, died Tuesday in Newark Health Care Center. Service 2 pm today in the Glen Haven Memorial Gardens Chapel ; arrangements by Richards, Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home.
Page 16. [Piqua] John Carroll TRIPP, 84, of 207 Levering Drive, died at 8:08 in Piqua Memorial Medical Center. Visitation 5-7 pm today in the Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua ; service there 2 pm Friday.
Page 16. [Troy] Lavern D HARMON, 79, of 721 Grant St., died at 5:05 am Wednesday in Harborside Health Care Center, Troy. Visitation 5-8 pm Friday in the Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, St Paris ; service there 10:30 am Saturday.
Using Actual Death Date instead of Newspaper Date. Robert Hugh EVILSIZOR, 62, of 306 S. Washington St., White Pigeon, a former 24 year maintenance man for White Pigeon Schools, died April 26, 1998, at his home following an extended illness. He was born June 6, 1935, in Springfield, Ohio, a son of Willard and Olive (BRIT) EVILSIZOR. A White Pigeon resident most of his life, he graduated in 1954 from White Pigeon High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1959. On Nov. 20, 1982, he married Toni STRAWSER at White Pigeon United Methodist Church. He was employed four years at RC Cola in Sturgis. After retiring from White Pigeon Schools on July 11, 1996, he delivered papers for the Sturgis Journal. A member of the White Pigeon United Methodist Church, he also was a member of the White Pigeon Men's Bowling Association, the Tuesday Night Golf League, and participated in adult softball and served as a Little League coach. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Brad and Dennis EVILSIZOR, both of White Pigeon, and David EVILSIZOR of Mendon; two step?daughters, Mrs. Johnny (Angel) LEMONS of South Bend, Ind., and Mary HARTMAN of Elkhart; one grandson, Brandon Scott EVILSIZOR; four step-grandchildren, Sherry and Nickie LEMONS and Aaron and Amy HARTMAN; two sisters, Dorothy STEINER of Springfield, Ohio, and Mrs. Reg (Vicki) PLATZ of White Pigeon; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Danny; one sister, Virgie TUCKER; and two brothers, Richard and Russell EVILSIZOR. Relatives and friends may call at the EVILSIZOR home following graveside services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the White Pigeon Township Cemetery, White Pigeon. Ken Ward and the Rev. James R. EVILSIZOR of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Osceola Mill, Pa., will officiate. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes are available at the Farrand Funeral Home of White Pigeon, which is handling the arrangements. Additonal Information: Transcribed from an original newspaper clipping from the 'Sturgis Daily Journal', which serves the St. Joseph Co., Michigan area. Copy provided by Sturgis Public Library.
Mary Alice (EAGEN) GARRETT, 71, passed away Monday, May 4, 1998 at 4:28 a.m., following a lengthy illness. She was born December 27, 1926 in Springfield, the daughter of Morris and Celia (JOHNSON) EAGEN. She was retired from Clark County J.V.S. Survivors include her two devoted daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and John CANTERBERY and Shirley and Ed WHITACRE, all of Springfield; four granddaughters; two grandsons; three great-granddaughters; and four great-grandsons; one brother, William EAGEN of Indianapolis, Indiana; four sisters, Martha ROSS and Joan KNISLEY of Springfield, Nancy BORING of Fremont, Ohio and Barbara SHAFFER of Indianapolis, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Martha EAGEN; step-father, Albert JOHNSON, one brother, Clem JOHNSON; great grandson, Nicholas DINGLEDINE; and eternal love Donald L. GARRETT. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Glen Haven Chapel. Friends may call for one hour prior to services in the chapel. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Community Hospital Hospice, 530 South Burnett Road, Springfield, Ohio 45505 and would be appreciated by Mrs. Garrett’s family. Arrangements are by the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home.
Michael P. HANKS, 48, of Springfield, died in his residence, Saturday, May 2, 1998. He was born February 21, 1950 in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Charles P. and Georgia (WALLER) HANKS. He graduated from Northwestern High School, received his Bachelor’s Degree from Lee College in Cleveland, Tennessee and his Master’s Degree from Regents University, Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was presently employed by Roberds, Inc. and attended First Christian Church. Survivors include his father and step-mother, Charlie and Midge; three sons, Matthew of Columbus, Nathan of Dayton and Micah of Springfield. He was preceded in death by his mother. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. in the Jackson Lytle and Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Funeral Home with rev. David Cordrey and Rev. John Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. Contributions in Michael’s memory may be made to the Diabetes Association, 184 Salem Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45406
Robert F. “BOB” HIGGINS, 82, of Oak Run Township near London, died Saturday, May 2, 1998 at 4:47 p.m. in Madison County Hospital, after a long battle with cancer. He was born March 9, 1916 in Madison County. He was the son of Daniel F. and Catherine F. (CONNOR) HIGGINS. He was a retired lifetime farmer. He was a member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church, London, the Knights of Columbus, Father Reidy Council number 1786, and was also a member of the Madison County Farm Bureau. He is survived by sisters, Catherine HIGGINS at home, Mary M. CHARTERS and Ruth (DAN) LACEY of Springfield; brothers, James Richard (Mary Ellen) HIGGINS of London and William HIGGINS at home; 21 nieces and nephews; and 38 great-nieces and great-nephews. He ws preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, John in 1963, Paul in 1993, and infant Daniel in 1921. The family invites friends to call at the Rader-Lynch and Dodds Funeral Homes, London on Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with the rosary to be recited at 7:45 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Saint Patrick Catholic Church in London with Father Donald Maroon and Father Romano Ciotola officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Patrick Catholic Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Higgins’ memory to the American Cancer Society, Madison County Chapter. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.
Garnet Jane (JUDY) KALBFUS, 87, of Oxford, formerly of Springfield, died Sunday morning, May 3, 1998 at the Oxford View Nursing Center. She was born January 23, 1911 in Fayette County, the daugher of Charles Herbert JUDY and Grace Fern (MARTIN) JUDY. In 1937, she married Fred W. KALBFUS who preceded her in death in 1983. A graduate of the Springfield business College, Garnet was employed by Chakeres Theaters, and later by Edward J. Wren Department Store as Supervisor of Accounts Payable, and then as Buyer of Women’s and Misses’ dresses. She was a member of the Woman’s Town Club, the Springfield Club, and the High Street United Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Warren WALDREN of Sommerville; five grandchildren, Bonnie (ANGUS) SULLIVAN, Grace (ANGUS) HASSETT, Stephen F. ROBBINS, Phillip N. ANGUS, and Jennifer Jane ROBBINS; a sister-in-law, Helen LEWIS KALBFUS; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Virgil JUDY; and daughter, Nancy Jane ROBBINS. Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. in the Littleton and Rue Funeral Home, Springfield where the service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to High Street United Methodist Church, 230 East High Street 45505 or the Springfield Symphony, 1 South Limestone Street 45502.
Anthony "Tony" WOODS, Jr., 68, of Springfield, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 4, 1998 at 12:05 a.m. in the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He was born February 19, 1930 in Springfield, the son of Anthony and Lara F. (CARR) WOODS St. He was retired from DESCI and had operated an accounting office here in Springfield. He was a member of the Zion Hill Baptist Church and was a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, having served in the Army. He was past president of the Frontiers and was a member of the American Legion and the Papa's Club. Mr. WOODS is survived by his loving family including his devoted wife of 37 years, Alice L. (SPARKS) WOODS; three daughters, Anita L. (Fred) GILKEY of Riverside, Ohio, Patricia L. (Larry) ROUSE of Danville, Illinois and Diane M. (Hiram) JOHNSON of Springfield; one sister, Geneva (Earl) HARDING; one brother, Melvin WOODS, both of Springfield; one aunt, Margie WOODS of Springfield; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Rose BRIM and Catherine WOODS; and one brother, Harold WOODS. His body was entrusted to the Porter-Qualls Funeral Home, 823 South Yellow Springs Street, where friends may call after 1 p.m. on Sunday until 8 p.m. with his family present from 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held Monday, June 8, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the Zion Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Darryl Hope officiating. Interment will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. His body will lie in state in the church for one hour prior to the services. The funeral procession will form Monday at 10:15 a.m. at his residence.
Ella Mae WALTON ALLEN, 71, of Springfield, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday at 43:16 a.m., June 4, 1998, after a short illness in Community Hospital. She was born June 15, 1926, in Springfield, the daughter of Benny and Othello M. TAYLOR. She retired from Community Hospital in 1992 and was a member of New North Street Church AME. She is survived by her loving husband and friend Claude ALLEN; 12 children including six step-children, three daughters, Evelyn BRADSHER, Debra WALTON, Marlene and Quinton CLARK, all of Springfield, Ohio; three sons, Johnny and Ernestine WALTON of Dayton, Ohio, Bruce and Carolyn WALTON, of Springfield, and David WALTON of Springfield, Ohio; step-children include four daughters, Beverly JACKSON, Carolyn KIDD, Shirley WIMMS, all Springfield, Ohio, Barbara ROBINSON, of Connecticut; two step-sons, Richard and Jeffrey ALLEN, both of Springfield; on sister, Clark and James MCDANIEL of Springfield; tow aunts; a special friend, Rosie TOOSOM; a host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by one daughter, Ruby COOK; and both per parents. Visitation will be Sunday June 7, 1998 from1-8 p.m. in the Porter-Qualls Funeral Home, 823 South Yellow Springs Street with the family present from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. in New North Street Church AME with the Rev. John Betaea officiating. Interment will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. He body will lie in state in the church from 11 a.m. until the time of services. The funeral procession will from at 1:45 p.m. Monday at her residence.
Thomas E. GRIFFITH, 84 formerly residing with his daughter at 1024 Villa Road and recently of the Oho Pythian Home, died Thursday, June 4, 1998 following an extended illness. He was born May 22, 1914 in Springfield, the son of Brady L. and Esther (DELONG) GRIFFITH. Mr. GRIFFITH served in the navy and then the Army during World War II, retired from the Clark County Commission Maintenance Department with 38 years of service, worked as a Special Deputy with the Sheriff's Department for a number of years and was a life member of the Enon Post Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Lavina and Mark CHURCH of Springfield and Rosalyn NIGER of St. Louis, Missouri; one brother, Brady L. GRIFFITH of Minneapolis, Minnesota; two grandchildren, Anthony Scott BYERMAN of Springfield, Thomas Frederick BYERMAN, Jr. of Indianapolis, Indiana; two step-grandchildren, Rebecca and Jeremy CHURCH of Springfield; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel L. GRIFFITH; and sister, Viola STEELE. Mr. GRIFFITH was a good-hearted and loving father and grandfather known for his "orneryness," and liked by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by his dog "Paws: and cat "snowball." Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. Sunday in the Richards Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Home with Rev. Carol Gesalman officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
Freda E. WILSON, 97, of Springfield, died Thursday, June 4, 1998 in the Ohio Masonic Home. She was born April 8, 1901 in Chillicothe, Ohio, the daughter of George and Elizabeth (WAGNER) SMITH. She was a homemaker most of her life and a 58 year member of Fifth Lutheran Church, where Freda taught Sunday School for many years. She was also a 50 year plus member of the Rebekah Lodge 339, Star of the East and a Past President of City of Springfield Parent Teacher Association. Survivors include two sons, James and his wife, Maxine WILSON of Tyler, Texas and Jerry WILSON of Springfield; a daughter and her husband, Hilda and Edward DUNN of Cedarville, Ohio; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; a daughter-in-law, Ada HICKSENHYTZER of Chillicothe, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence W. WILSON; and a son, Delvin A. HICKSENYTZER . Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 ^ 6-8 p.m. in the Woods-Allgier Funeral Home. Rebekah Lodge services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in Fifth Lutheran Church with Rev. Carol Gesalman officiating. Local interment will follow. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Ohio Masonic Home Endowment Fund or the Church Memorial Fund.
V. Ruth (DIXON) WILLIAMS 56, of Springfield, went to be with Jesus on Thursday, June 4, 1998 in her residence. She was born December 13, 1941 in Pike County, Ohio, the daughter of Clyde and Gracie (GRAGG) DIXON. She was a 1959 graduate of Shawnee High School. She worked closely with her husband, B. Jack WILLIAMS, as proprietors of funeral homes in the communities of Cedarville, South Charleston, Springfield and Yellow Springs. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, the Bible teacher and leader of The Ladies Koffee Kup Bible study which was held in her home on a weekly basis. She was currently attending the Central Church of the Nazarene where she was serving as the church pianist and was active in the church choir. Ruth wrote a song entitle "Victory" about how God got her through her battle with cancer and how He held her up as she claimed her victory through Christ. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and a loving sister. She was a friend to everyone, a counselor to the hurting, a giver of hugs and kisses, a lender of smiles and an encourager. She is survived by her loving and faithful husband of 34 years, B Jack WILLIAMS, whom she married November 9, 1963; three daughters, Sherri (Mark) MORGAN of Springfield, Renee (Greg) BURTON of South Charleston and Tara (Tim Carnes) WILLIAMS of Yellow Springs; three granddaughters, Sarah Anne, Katie Lynn, Erica Danielle MORGAN; a grandson, Mitchell David BURTON; and an expected granddaughter in August, Hannah Ruth; her mother, Gracie Belle DIXON; her father and mother-in-law, Bradie and Bettie WILLIAMS: a brother, Melvin (Ruth) DIXON; four sisters, hazel and Mary DIXON, Linda (Tom) MIDKIFF, all of Springfield and her twin sister, Thelma (R.W.) WILLIAMS of Bethlehem, Georgia; a brother-in-law, Bradie Lee (Marilyn) WILLIAMS of Arlington, Texas; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and a great host of friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Merritt DIXON in March 1969; and an infant brother, Paul Eugene. Friends may visit with the family Sunday from4-7 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 901 East Home Road, Springfield, Ohio. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the First Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Robert Lainer, Rev. Claude Nicholas and Dr. Robert L. Sayre officiating. Interment will follow in North Cemetery, Cedarville, Ohio. Memorial gifts may be given in Ruth's memory to the Central Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, 901 East Home Road, Springfield, Ohio 45503. The family is being served by the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home.
Page 16. Ray D CANTRELL, 32, of Carmel, Indiana and formerly of Springfield, died at 1:30 am, June 16, 1998 in Indianapolis, Indiana as a result of an auto accident. He was born in Piqua, Ohio, February 22, 1966, the son of Harold and Marilyn Sue (NISEWONGER) CANTRELL. He was employed by Carmel-Knoll Apartments, Carmel, Indiana and was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles 397. Survivors in addition to his parents of Bech Grove, Indiana include two children, Renea Dawn CANTRELL, Sarasota Florida and Keith CANTRELL, Springfield, Ohio ; a sister, Brenda CHAPMAN ; brother, Bruce CANTRELL, both of Indianapolis, Indiana ; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call from 5-8 pm Thursday in the Conroy Funeral Home and also one hour prior, the day of the service. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Friday in the funeral home with Pastor Deane Hardy officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Page 16. Ruth C MCCOY PENWELL, 83, of Springfield, died Wednesday, June 17, 1998 in Heartland of Urbana. She was born December 21, 1914 in Bainbridge, Ohio, the daughter of John and Elizabeth DARBYSHIRE MCCOY. She was a homemaker most of her life. Survivors include a son, Edward A PENWELL of Springfield ; nine grandchildren ; two great-grandchildren ; and a sister Charlene HECHT of New York. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe in November of 1990 ; a son, Ronald E PENWELL in February, 1989 ; and 15 brothers and sisters. Friends may call Friday from 5-8 pm in the Woods-Allgier Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday in the funeral home at 10 am. Interment services will be held at 1 pm at Bainbridge Cemetery, Bainbridge, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be directed to the donor's favorite charity.
Page 16. Opal SAUTER NEWKIRK, 93, died Tuesday morning, June 16, 1998 at St John's Center. She was born August 15, 1904 in Pike County, Ohio. She was a lifelong resident of Springfield, Ohio and St Petersburg, Florida where she enjoyed many good years of retirement. Her survivors include two loving daughters, Judith SAUTER SKINNER of Springfield, Ohio and Shirley SAUTER BARNHART of Rockville, Maryland ; six grandchildren ; seven great-grandchildren ; and her niece Betty L SAUTER of Springfield. A memorial service will be held in St John's Center Friday at 2 pm with Pastor Kay Glaesner officiating. Private graveside services will be held Friday in Ferncliff Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the Friends of Mercy of Friends of St John's at 100 West McCreight Avenue, Spring- [rest of obituary is missing]