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BAKER, BATES, FOSTER, HOLT, MILLER, POLTE, RINEHART, SMITH, SWORDS, TUTTLE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, August 15, 2000

Phyllis Jean (FOSTER) SWORDS, 75, of Springfield, passed away Monday, August 14, 2000, in Community Hospital, following a brief illness. She was born August 29, 1924, in Columbus, Ohio the daughter of Harry E. and Ann B. (BAKER) FOSTER. Mrs. SWORDS graduated from Springfield High School in 1942, and City Hospital School of Nursing in 1947. She retired from Community Hospital, after 42 years of service as a Registered Nurse in the Obstetrics Department. Mrs. SWORDS was a member of Oakland Presbyterian Church, where she served as an Elder of the church and belonged to the Mary Brain Guild. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia A. and Dan RINEHART of Springfield; son and daughter-in-law, David A. and Pamela J. SWORDS of Springfield; three step-children and spouses, Karl and Joanna SWORDS of Montrose, Michigan, Ruth Ellen MILLER of Lewiston, Michigan; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Jack TUTTLE of Springfield, Joyce BATES of Springfield, Nancy and Hans POLTE of Kalispell, Montana; six grandchildren, Brad SWORDS, Marc and Nick HOLT, Erin, Scot, and Steve RINEHART; numerous step-grandchildren, nieces nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron J. SWORDS; and step-daughter, Christine SWORDS SMITH. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home, and one hour prior to service in the church. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Oakland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Kay M. Glaesner officiating. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oakland Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund and/or the American Cancer Society.

CULTICE, HARMON, MCKIBBEN, PATTON, RILEY, SKEELS, WILLMETH Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, August 15, 2000

Margaret Ann (WILLMETH) CULTICE passed away suddenly at 11:12 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2000. She was born May 23, 1940, in Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of Harold WILLMETH and Eva (PATTON) WILLMETH RILEY. She was a graduate of the class of 1958 from Southeastern High School in South Charleston. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Charles Richard; four children, Kimberly CULTICE (Steve SKEELS) and Scott Alan of Springfield, Jenny (Gregg) HARMON and Staci Anne of Columbus. She is survived by a loving and devoted sister, Harriett MCKIBBEN, as well as three loving grandchildren, Corrinne N. and Madelyn C. HARMON, and Noah C. CULTICE. She will be missed by many cherished nieces and nephews; as well as her step-father, William RILEY. She was preceded in death by her parents. Her family will received friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Harold Arthur of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Garlough Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Pike Township Fire Association, 8440 Troy Road, New Carlisle, Ohio 45344.

COONEY, DIGAN, DOOLAN, MALONE, ROSS, SNELL, VALENTINE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, August 15, 2000

Margaret Jean COONEY 81, of Springfield, died at 7:50 a.m. August 14, 2000, in her residence, surrounded by her loving family, after a brief illness. She was born June 23, 1919, in Springfield, Ohio the daughter of Sylvester and Nellie (DOOLAN) DIGAN. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors include four children and spouses, Michelle "Sis" and Michael VALENTINE, Columbus, Ohio, Timothy and Joann COONEY, Naperville, Illinois, Thomas and Terri COONEY, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and Terry and Deborah COONEY, Springfield, Ohio; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Rosemary DIGAN, Palatine, Illinois; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including two very close nieces, Mary Ellen ROSS and Patricia SNELL, both of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael E. in 1973, whom she married June 27, 1942; son Michael Edward, October 8, 1946; and a sister, Abigail MALONE. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Conroy Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph Church. Burial in St. Bernard Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Mercy Hospice.

ADKINS, JEFFERIS, RAYBURN, ROYCE, SUVER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, August 20, 2000

Johnnie Cecil ADKINS, 34, of Springfield, Ohio, died Friday, August 18, 2000, at 11:45 p.m. in his residence. He was born September 1, 1965, in Xenia, Oho, the son of Elwood and Annette ADKINS. He was a 1984 graduate of Morgan County High School in Kentucky and had worked at Wren Industries in Vandalia, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Debora J. (RAYBURN) ADKINS, whom he married October 6, 1990; his mother; five children, Joe ROYCE, Shellie ROYCE, Frieda (Daryle) JEFFERIS, Paula ROYCE and Roscoe ROYCE, all of Springfield; one sister, Mary Ann SUVER of Nashville, Tennessee; two brothers, Tommy D. (Theresa) ADKINS and Everett ADKINS, both of Fairborn; three nephews, Billy SUVER, Lee and Chris ADKINS; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Eddie ADKINS; and a nephew, Tommy SUVER. Friends may call Monday from 5-8 in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Randall Hutchinson officiating. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Starvation Point Cemetery on middle Fork near Sandy Hook, Kentucky.

BOMAR, CLARK, GIBLER, GREENAWALT, HAMPTON, HOPKINS, ROEDER, WENDT, WHEELER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, August 20, 2000

Mrs. Dariel Thelma GREENAWALT, 93, of McKinney, Texas, passed away August 18, 2000, AT North Central medical Center. She was born September 11, 1906, to Albert and Letha (GIBLER) HOPKINS. She married Luther GREENAWALT, who preceded her in death. She was a retired piano teacher and organist at St. Jon's Lutheran Church for many years. Mrs. GREENAWALT was a member of the First United Methodist Church in McKinney. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly HAMPTON and her husband, Herman R. HAMPTON Jr. of McKinney Texas; four grandchildren, Gretchen Kay WENDT of Plano, Texas, Ingrid Ellen WHEELER< of McKinney, Texas, Krista Lynne BOMAR and Erich Ross ROEDER, both of Frisco, Texas; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mildred Clark of Springfield, Ohio. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Glen Haven Memorial Gardens Chapel. The Family is being served by Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel.

MCFARLAND, MCGRAW, NORTON, SHANAHAN, SHOEMAKER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, August 20, 2000

William L. "ROY" NORTON, 86, of Springfield, died at 7 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2000, in Dayspring Health Care Center, Fairborn, Ohio, following several months of failing health. He was born June 1, 1914, in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Michael F. and Nora (SHANAHAN) NORTON. He retired from the maintenance department of International harvester Company in 1981 after 35 years of service. He was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church and was a World War II United States Army Veteran. His survivors include two daughters and spouses, Patricia and Vernon SHOEMAKER, Enon, Ohio and Elynor and Larry MCFARLAND, Springfield; four grandsons, Stephen and Gregory SHOEMAKER, Michael and Charles MCFARLAND; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sophia in 1983; two brothers, Francis and Harold; and a sister, Elynor MCGRAW. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Raphael Church. There will be no public visitation. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Raphael Renovation Fund or your favorite Charity.

CARLISLE, DEWITT, DIXON, FERNOW, QUIROS Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, August 20, 2000

Mary V. DIXON, 93, a resident of Eaglewood Care Center died Wednesday at 1:50 p.m. August 16, 2000, in the emergency room of Mercy Medical Center. She was born July 28, 1907, in Fayette County, Ohio, the daughter of Dale and Ollie (FERNOW) DEWITT. Survivors include two children and spouses, Wayne D. and Jo Ann DIXON, Virginia L. and Robert B. CARLISLE, all of Springfield; nine grandchildren, David and John DIXON, Catherine QUIROS, Michael and Brian DIXON, Mark, Tim, Chris and Rob CARLISLE: 12 great-grandchildren, Phillip, Erica, Lindsey, Nick and Steven CARLISLE< Anna Cristina, Elizabeth Maria and Federico QUIROS, Sarah DIXON, Stefanie Marca, Samantha and Alexander DIXON; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Robert DIXON in 1975; two brothers and two sisters. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Monday in the Conroy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Rev. Scott Loomer and Rev. Frank Sparks, both of Northminster Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

BAUER, FULLER, JERMAN, WEBSTER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Thursday, September 7, 2000

Benjamin F. FULLER, 77, of Springfield, died unexpectedly at 7:24 a.m. Wednesday, September 6, 200, in Community Hospital. He was born in Warren, Pennsylvania, on April 19, 1923, the son of Benjamin F. and Martha L. (Jerman) Sr. He owned and operated Ben's Tavern for 23 years, retiring in 1983 and was currently working part-time with the Springfield New-Sun. He was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 624 where he was a Past Grand Knight, was a major with the Civil Air Patrol Squadron 1902, was an avid pilot, a member and Past President of the Licensed Beverage Association, and was a World War II United States Navy Veteran. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Marjorie; four children and spouses, Carolyn A. and Frank Bauer, Dayton, Ohio, Daniel A. and Cynthia Fuller, Wadsworth, Ohio, Bruce F. Fuller and Richard A. and Marci Fuller, all of Springfield, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer and Christopher Bauer, Adam, Carrie, , Eric, Michael, Kelly, Shannon, Matthew, Elizabeth, and Jessica Fuller; a brother and spouse, Joseph and Teresa Fuller, Springfield; a brother-in-law and spouse Robert and Mary Adams, Westerville, Ohio; sister-in-law and spouse, Patricia and Henry Malowney, San Diego, California; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Fuller; and his sister, Elizabeth Webster. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m., Friday in the Conroy funeral Home with Knights of Columbus services at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Raphael Church. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Raphael Renovation Fund.

BRUMFIELD, CHAFFIN, FREDERICK, GIVENS, HENRY, HOWELL, MOTT, NAUFAHU, QUINLIN, SMITH, STUMBO, WESTLAKE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, September 18, 2000

Page 18. Louella "Faye" WESTLAKE, 75, of Springfield, died Thursday evening, September 14,2000, in the Ohio Masonic Home. She was born December 6, 1924, in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, the daughter of James C and Lillian (GIVENS) STUMBO. Her survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and William CHAFFIN of Springfield; son and daughter-in-law, Carl J and Edith SMITH of Springfield; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Freda FREDERICK of New Moorefield, Nellie BRUMFIELD of Lecta, Ohio, Mary Louise and Richard HENRY of West Jefferson, Ohio, Shirley and George HOWELL, Jr of Springfield; brother and sister-in-law, James Thomas and Kay STUMBO of Slidell, Louisiana; five grandchildren, Nina NAUFAHU, Billee Jo MOTT, Carl CHAFFIN, Crystal SMITH, Scott QUINLIN; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl S SMITH in 1967; and second husband, Robert WESTLAKE. Funeral services will be held in Glen Haven Chapel Monday at 2 pm. A gathering of friends and family will be held in the chapel one hour prior to the service. Memorial gifts may be made to the Veterans of Foreign War Post 1031, 1237 East Main Street, Springfield Ohio 45503. The family is being served by the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield

BEATY, EVERINGHAM, EVILSIZOR, HESS Name of Newspaper is Daily Call, Piqua, OH on Tuesday, September 26, 2000

Margaret Eloise BEATY, 80 a resident of Covington Care Center and formerly of St. Paris, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000 at 11: 56 a.m. at the Upper Valley Medical Center. She was born Jan. 8, 1920 in Champaign County to the late David and Bertha (EVILSIZOR) Hurst. She married James R. BEATY Aug 19.,1939 and he preceded her in death April 9, 1994. Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Russell E. "Rusty" and Elizabeth BEATY of St. Paris; two daughters and a son-in-law Maria BEATY of Covington; and Melanie and Steve HESS of Bradford; eight grandchidlren; two step-grandsons, and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Freeman (Opal) EVERINGHAM. Margaret was a 1938 graduate of Westville High School. She retired in 1984 from the Ohio Masonic Home, Springfield, as a licensed practical nurse. She attended the St. Paris First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris, with the Rev. James Van Zile of St. Paris First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, St. Paris. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

CHAFFIN, DOLWICK, IPOCK, QUILLEN, WELSHEIMER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, October 1, 2000

Eugene "Gene" Fredrick DOLWICK, Sr., 75, of Fairborn, died Friday, September 29, 2000, in Wright Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center. He was born July 13, 1925, in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Raymond and Katherine (WELSHEIMER) DOLWICK. He was a retired custodian from the Fairborn City School System. He served his country during World War II with the United States Army in Germany. He was a member of Michael L. Finnell Masonic Lodge No. 711 Free and Accepted Masons, a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton and a member of the Antioch Shrine, where he was in the Legion of Honor. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy "Dotti" DOLWICK; a daughter, Nina IPOCK of Carlisle, Pennsylvania; three sons, Stephen Jackson of LaCrenta, California, Eugene Frederick DOLWICK, Jr. of Fairborn, and Joseph Alan DOLWICK of Cheyenne, Wyoming; two sisters, Dorothy CHAFFIN of Ridge Manor, Florida, and Elizabeth QUILLEN of Springfield, Ohio; a brother, James Samuel DOLWICK of Newport News, Virginia; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call in the Burcham Funeral Home, 119 East Main Street, Fairborn, Oho, Monday from 6-8 p.m. where services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Masonic Services for Mr. DOLWICK will be at 7 p.m. Monday with Michael L. Finnell Lodge No. 711 F.&A.M.

VERMILLION Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, October 8, 2000

Robert Lee VERMILLION, 69, of Springfield, died Thursday in Mercy Medical Center. Visitation noon to 1 pm Monday at Littleton & Rue Funeral Home; services there 1 pm Monday; burial in Newcomers Cemetery.

HULSBECK Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, October 15, 2000

Harold "Moose" HULSBECK , 86, of Springfield, died Friday, October 13, 2000 at 12:33 a.m. in Eaglewood Care Center. He was born July 13, 1914 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He played football for the Cincinnati Bengals as "Whitey Hulsbeck", played pro football for the Chicago Bears under George Halas "Papa Bear", and coached in 1972 for Sycamore Athletic Club Football team bringing them to the Championship playoffs, playing in Cincinnati Riverfront Stadium. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn of Springfield, a son, Kevin of Jacksonville, Florida; and two daughters, Billie Anne and Barbara, both of Cincinnati. Friends may visit with the family Monday from 4-7 p.m. in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Blue Ash, Ohio.

FLURRY, FRENCH, NEVADA, OSBORN Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, October 15, 2000

FRENCH, David Marion Sr. 74, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at California Rehabilitation Center in Van Nuys, California. He was born at home November 17, 1930 at R-20 North Light Street, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. Mr. French Served in the United States Navy from 1948 to 1957. He was preceded in death by a sister Rosetta Joan French; his parents Thomas Orville French Sr., mother Huldah Pearl French; a brother Thomas Orville French Jr.; sister-in-law Shirley (Julian) French, and a grandson Aaron Eugene Flurry. Mr. French is survived by three sons, Dave and Scott French of California, Stephen French of San Diego, California; a daughter Lorraine (French) Osborn of Texas; two brothers, Phillip French of Maryland and John French of California; several grandchildren, Monica French Nevada, Stephanie and Annie French, California, Jennifer (Osborn) Hatch Texas and Michael L. Osborn, Texas; three great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Cremated urn to be placed at Riverside National Cemetery Riverside, California 92508

CHATFIELD, DYE, MARKLEY, NANCE, RIFFLE, RUSSELL Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Thursday, November 2, 2000

Page 18. William J RIFFLE, 78, of Springfield, died Friday evening, October 7, 2000 in his residence. He was born August 4, 1922, in Clark County, Ohio, the son of William A and Louella K (DYE) RIFFLE. He was a Veteran of World War II serving in the United States Navy. He retired from Robbins and Myers in 1986, following 46 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie (NANCE) RIFFLE, whom he married in 1943; three sisters, Helen CHATFIELD of South Vienna, Sylvia MARKLEY of Cedarville and Mamie RUSSELL of Springfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Paul. Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 am in Rose Hill Burial Park with Rev Dug Peters officiating. Funeral arrangements are by Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Williams' memory maybe made to the American Cancer Society, 20 West Main Street, Springfield, Ohio 45502.

ANDERSON, BYRD, DAVIS, FUNK, PFEIFFER, POLLOCK, ROWE, SHAFER, WELLER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Thursday, November 16, 2000

Jeanne SHAFER WELLER, 84, a lifelong resident of the Springfield and Clark County area, died Sunday morning, November 12, 2000, in the Ohio Masonic Home, where she had resided for the past three years. She had been in failing health for several years. She was born July 7, 1916, in Springfield, the only child of Earl C. and Jesse E. (FUNK) SHAFER. Jeanne was a long-time member of Central United Methodist Church. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1934, and was active, along with her husband, on the Reunion Committee for many years. She was united in marriage on July 11, 1936, with Merrill B. WELLER, having celebrated their 64th anniversary this year. They raised their family of four sons at Lake Sylvan, just east of South Vienna. For a time she worked at Hollandia Gardens in South Vienna. After she and her husband moved back to Springfield, she worked as a receptionist/secretary for Dr. Delbert J. Parsons, and after his death, was a receptionist for Dr. Sami Gurgis at Community Hospital. Jeanne and Merrill enjoyed collecting antiques, especially WELLER pottery and Hummels. Her survivors include her husband of 64 years, Merrill B. WELLER, also a resident of the Ohio Masonic Home; four sons, Roger WELLER and his fiancee, Lynn POLLOCK of Davidsonville, Maryland, Ronald G. and Dianne WELLER, Robert J. and Dianna WELLER, all of Springfield, Roland B. WELLER of South Vienna; sister-in-law, Mildred WELLER of Springfield; six grandchildren, Lisa (Christopher) ANDERSON of Annapolis, Maryland, Andrew (Marilyn) WELLER of Greensburg, Indiana, Aaron (Heather) Weller of Springfield, Amy (David) DAVIS of Waynesville, Steven WELLER of Lawrenceville, Kristina (Jason) BYRD of Springfield; three great-grandchildren, Jessica M. ROWE, Jason Storm BYRD and Shelbie M. WELLER, all of Springfield; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Carol and Tom Waugh, and Virginia Allen of Springfield; and special friends at the Ohio Masonic Home, Mildred Clark and Mary Karl. She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Edward A. PFEIFFER; stepbrother, Ralph PFEIFFER and brother-in-law, William F. WELLER. Memorial services will be held in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield, Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Julie Carmean officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service. Her body will be cremated, and interment will be at the convenience of the family in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial gifts may be made in Jeanne's memory to the Ohio Masonic Home Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 120, Springfield, Ohio 45501.

BATTS, BLEDSOE, HARRISON, LIEBIG, SNAUFER, SULTZBAUGH Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, December 5, 2000

Page 16. Charles Thomas SULTZBAUGH, 83, of Frisco Texas, died December 3, 2000, in a Dallas Hospital, following an extended illness. He was born in Clark County, the son of Walter and Iza SULTZBAUGH and was a graduate of New Moorefield High School. He was President of Arbor Manufacturing Company in Dallas. His survived by his devoted wife, Audrey; two sons, William (Sharon) and Eric (Jackie); two daughters, Mrs. Billy BATTS (Pam) and Mrs. David BLEDSOE (Shelley); ten grandchildren, one great granddaughter, all of Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Vernon LIEBIG (Catherine), and Mrs. Alan HARRISON (Margorie), of California; and a sister in law, Mrs. Hazel SULTZBAUGH; several nieces and cousins in the Springfield area. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy (SNAUFER); brother Robert; and sisters, Helen and Mary. Tom leaves many friends and business associates all over the world. Services will be held Thursday in Restland Funeral Home, Dallas, Texas.

ANDERSON, BUCHER, BYRD, DAVIS, POLLOCK, ROWE, WELLER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, December 25, 2000

Merrill Bucher WELLER, 85, formerly of South Vienna and a resident of the Ohio Masonic Home, died Saturday, December 23, 2000, at Community Hospital after several years of failing health and several weeks of serious illness. He was born near New Carlisle in Pike Township, March 28, 1915, the son of Edgar Guy and Leota (BUCHER) WELLER, and was a lifelong resident of Clark County. He graduated from Springfield High School and, with his wife, was active with the reunion committee for the Class of 1934. He was retired from Navistar International Truck Group with over 38 years, beginning in the office and progressing into several management positions. He was in the 27th year of retirement at the time of his death. Merrill was active in Freemasonry, a member of St. Andrew's Lodge No. 619, F. & A.M., where he had held several officers' positions. He was also a life-member of Springfield Chapter No. 48, R.A.M., where he had served as an officer and was a former trustee. He was a former member of Anthony Lodge No. 455, F. & A.M., Springfield Council No. 17, R. & S.M. and Palestine Commandery No. 33, K.T. He also served two terms as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Masonic Temple. He was also a member of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton, the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Central United Methodist Church and the Navistar Retired Management Association. He was an active bowler and great sports fan during his life. He, along with Arthur Haggy, formed the Clark County Pony League and helped manage the South Vienna team. Merrill was an avid collector of WELLER Art Pottery, a passion that he passed on to his sons. He is survived by four sons and two daughters-in-law, Roger M. WELLER and his fiancee, Lynn POLLOCK, of Davidsonville, Maryland, Ronald G. and Dianne WELLER, Robert J. and Dianna WELLER, all of Springfield, and Roland B. WELLER of South Vienna; sister-in-law, Mildred WELLER of Springfield; six grandchildren, Lisa (Christopher) ANDERSON of Annapolis, Maryland, Andrew (Marilyn) WELLER of Greensburg, Indiana, Aaron (Heather) WELLER of Springfield, Amy (David) DAVIS of Waynesville, Steven WELLER of Lawrenceville, and Kristina (Jason) BYRD of Springfield; three great-grandchildren, Jessica M. ROWE, Jason Storm BYRD and Shelbie M. WELLER, all of Springfield; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Tom and Carol Waugh. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, William F. WELLER and his wife of 64 years, Jeanne S. WELLER, who passed away November 16, 2000. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield, Tuesday, December 26, 2000, from 4-8 p.m. Masonic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. by St. Andrew's Lodge No. 619 and a Scottish Rite service will follow. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Wednesday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Julie Carmean of Central United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial gifts may be made in Merrill's name to the Ohio Masonic Home Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 120, Springfield, Ohio 45501.

BAUSER, LAPOLT, MCCARLEY, MCCLUER, QUICK, STANDRIDGE, TERNOIS Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Thursday, December 28, 2000

Loretta M. nee "QUICK" BAUSER, 83, of Kettering, died Thursday, December 28 2000. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church since 1954. Loretta graduated from Oak Grove High School in Clark County in 1935 and attended business college in Springfield. She was secretary at Rolling Fields Elementary School from 1955 to 1977 and was a member of the Greene and Clark County Genealogical Societies. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Kathryn QUICK; her husband of 56 years Clyde "Bud", who died August 25, 1994; and brother, James L. QUICK. She is survived by sister, Lillian MCCARLEY of Enon, Ohio; three sons, Philip and his wife, Ruth of Little Rock Arkansas; James and his wife, Karen of Houston Texas; and Roger and his wife, Pam of Kettering; nine grandchildren, Julie BAUSER, Scott BAUSER and his wife, Brenda, Shari STANDRIDGE and her husband, Brian, Ann Colina and her husband, Ken, Amy TERNOIS and her husband, Fabrice, Mike BAUSER and his wife, Lisa, P.J. BAUSER, Kim BAUSER, and David BAUSER; seven great-grandchilren; two special nieces, Jan MCCLUER and JuIie LAPOLT, whose loving care gave her great comfort and joy; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Loretta was a devoted Mom and Grandma, a caring neighbor, gardener and traveler. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 6, 2000, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 901 East Stroop Road, Kettering, with Rev. Thomas D. Prochaska officiating. Burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2000, in the Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 East Stroop Road, Kettering, and from 9-10 a.m. Sat-urday in the church. If desired, contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Church Memorial Fund, 901 East Stroop Road, Kettering, Ohio 45429, Hospice of Dayton, Inc., P.O. Box 3509, Dayton, Ohio 45401-3509 or to the Ovarian Can-cer National Alliance, 910 17th Street NW, Suite 413, Washington, DC 20006. Condolences may be sent to the funeral home's website at (rest of obit cut off).

BROWN, BURKHARD, BUTTS, DELONG, EICHELMAN, FITZSIMMONS, LINSON, NANGLECULTICE, PALMER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Friday, December 29, 2000

Rita A. BROWN, 79, of Springfield died at 10:20 p.m. Friday December 29, 2000, in her daughter's residence following several weeks of serious illness. She was born May 30, 1921, in Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of Raphael and Helen (BURKHARD) FITZSIMMONS. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and was a very active rosary maker for the missions. Survivors include five- children and spouses, Kathy PALMER and Tim DELONG, with whom she resided, Dick and Maureen BROWN, Hudson, Ohio, Pat and Jack NANGLE; Tom and Joyce BROWN, Connie and Steve CULTICE; brother, John FITZSIMMONS, all of Springfield; sis-ter and brother-in-law, Mary and Bob EICHELMAN, Indianapolis, Indiana; 24 grandchildren and spouses, John and Dianne NANGLE, T.J. NANGLE, Rob and Sharon NANGLE, Karen and Kent LINSON, Dan and Angie NANGLE, Susan BROWN, Rick and Katie BROWN, Matt BROWN, Katie BROWN, Jeff BROWN, Colleen BROWN, David and Lisa BROWN, Steve and Jill BROWN, Tim and Laura BROWN, Toby and Tesa BROWN, Todd BROWN, Jason PALMER, Joe PALMER, Jim PALMER, Jackie PALMER, Brian CULTICE, Tyler CULTICE, Jennifer DELONG and Leslie DDELONG; 14 great-grandchildren, Carrie, Scott and Ryan NANGLE, Will LODEN, Megan, Taylor and Camie BROWN, Ashley and Jacob BROWN, Anna and Kyle LINSON, Emily and Elizabeth NAMGLE and Daniel BUTTS; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Mary Lou and Gene Stinman, Steve and Debbie Taylor and Inza Wiseman. The family would like to give a special thanks to Mercy Hospice and especially Carol, Paula and Lori for the wonderful care they provided. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward A. in 1994; son, Edward A. BROWN, Jr. in 1998; and a brother, Raphael. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Disease or donor's favorite charity.

BRUBAKER, DUVALL, HOLDEN, LINDLOFF, MANSFIELD Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 1, 2001

Page 16. Charles MANSFIELD, 73, of West Alexandria, Ohio, died suddenly Saturday, December 30, 2000, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton. He was born December 16, 1927, in Dayton, the son of Robert and Pansy (DUVALL) MANSFIELD. He was a Navy veteran and was a member of the James E Ryan Post 322 American Legion. He had retired from Ohio Bell in Dayton in 1982, after 34 years. He was also a member of St John United Church of Christ and served as a trustee. He served in past years as a deacon, an elder and a council member. Other memberships include King Hiram Lodge 88 Free & Accepted Masons, where he was a past Master, Telephone Pioneers of Dayton, and Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Betty MANSFIELD, West Alexandria ; a son, Chuck (Lisa) MANSFIELD, Springfield, Ohio ; two daughters, Diana (Mark) LINDLOFF, West Alexandria, Ohio, Becky (Curt) BRUBAKER, Eaton, Ohio ; daughter-in-law, Jan MANSFIELD, Englewood, Ohio ; nine grandchildren ; numerous nieces and nephews ; an aunt, Maud Alma MANSFIELD ; and a sister, Katherine HOLDEN. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday, January 3, 2001, at St John United Church of Christ in West Alexandria with Rev Donald Dafler officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home in West Alexandria, Ohio, on Tuesday from 5-8 pm. Donations may be made to the church or West Alexandria Rescue Squad.

BOND, GILBREATH, MAY, MOWERY, PENWELL Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 1, 2001

Page 16, Esther BOND PENWELL, 75, of Grapevine, Texas and formerly of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2000, in Grapevine. She was born October 7, 1925, in Springfield, Ohio. She retired from Robbins & Myers Company after several years of service. Esther enjoyed being with her family and was an avid baseball fan. Survivors include her two children and spouses, David and Carolyn PENWELL of Benbrook, Texas, Joy and Robert MOWERY ofGrapevine, Texas; brother and sister-in -law, Billy and Ida BOND of Springfield; granddaughter and spouse, Katrina and Al GILBREATH of Ft Worth, Texas; and a grandson, Chris MOWERY of Dallas, Texas; three great-grandchildren; niece, Shirley MAY and nephew, Billy BOND of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her father, William L BOND. Friends may call from 5-7 pm. Tuesday in the Convoy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday in the funeral home. Entombment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.

BROWN, BUSH, FISHER, HARRISON, LATTIMORE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Dayton, OH on Wednesday, January 3, 2001

Lattimore Jr., Harrison, age 72, of 2060 Kensington Ave., passed away Friday, December 29, 2000 at the V.A. Medical Center. He was a retired U.S. Army Veteran where he served 30 years. His honors included the 82nd Air Borne Special Forces Unit, numerous other services and awards. Preceded in death by his parents, Harrison (Cecelia) Lattimore Sr., son Daniel Lattimore. Survived by his wife Juanita E. Lattimore, 8 children, James R. (Deborah) Lattimore of Springfield, OH, Janice Lattimore Brown of Dayton, Harrison Lattimore III of Atlanta, GA, Cynthia Fisher of Fort Wayne, IN, Randall N. (Ellen) Lattimore of Springfield, OH, April S. Lattimore of Dayton, OH, Kevin J. (Michelle) Lattimore of Springfield, OH, Jennifer R. (Kevin) Bush of Trotwood. A devoted Aunt in Marion, AL and Uncle in Detriot, MI, 22 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and numerous sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday at the V.A. Chapel. Interment VA National Cemetery. Arrangements American Cremation Service.

ASHENFELTER, BRODBECK, DAVIS, ENGLE, HEARNE, HITT, TRITLE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, January 7, 2001

Homer L. ENGLE, 82, of Springfield, died Sunday, January 7, 2001 in Eaglewood Care Center following one month serious illness. He was born in Springfield May 7, 1918, the son of Harry and M. Pearl (ASHENFELTER) ENGLE. Mr. Engle was 1936 graduate of Plattsburg High School and was proud to have played in the Ohio State Boys Band at the State Fair. He was a school bus driver for Northeastern High School for 30 years and was a retired farmer. Mr. ENGLE was a former deacon at Calvary Baptist Church and had been attending North Hills Church of God for the past 14 years. He was a member of the Madison Community Band and was Director of the Springfield Polka Band for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Glenna DAVIS ENGLE of Springfield; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Brenda ENGLE and their children, Mark ENGLE and wife, Tamara and Jennifer ENGLE; the children of his late daughter Evelyn TRITLE, Nikki TRITLE, Brian TRITLE and wife, Melissa; step-children and their spouses, Leroy and Betty DAVIS, Mary HITT, Ethel and Bob BRODBECK, Jim and Patricia DAVIS, Keith and Shari DAVIS, all of Springfield and Cindy and Jim HEARNE of Franklin, Tennessee; numerous step-grandchildren, great grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lenore ENGLE and daughter, Evelyn TRITLE. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Richards Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home and for one hour prior to services in church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the North Hills Church of God with Rev. Seth Ross and Rev. Clifford Kissinger officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice.

ANTHONY, BITTNER, BUSCEMI, DUNN, HEARTY, HEEG, HILLIKER, HUFFMAN, KREBS, MOODY Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, January 9, 2001

John Francis BITTNER passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at Alterra Sterling House, Springfield, where he resided for the past three years. He was born April 23, 1913 near Yellow Springs, the son of Theresa Margaret HEEG and John James BITTNER. John married Vivian Donna SPENCER in St. Paul Catholic Church, Yellow Springs on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1936. His grandfather, John Adam BITTNER came with his wife Elizabeth KREBS and their three children to Yellow Springs from Aschafferburg, Germany in 1876, settling on a farm west of the village. John graduated from Bryan High School and the Earlham College Institute for Executive Growth. He was one of the first people hired by Morris Bean in May 1936 when the company was known as Antioch Foundry. John was foreman, supervised the grounds maintenance, and later headed the Quality Control-Department. He retired after 42 years of service. In recognition of his high quality control standard, he was given the "Zero Defects Award" by 'General Motors Corporation. He was a member of the Society for Non Destructive Testing and was President of the Morris Bean Management Club. He was a life-long member of St. Paul Catholic Church, serving for many years on the Parish Council as Chairman of the Cemetery Committee. In 1940, he designed and help build the family's Cape Cod home on West Whiteman Street. John and Vivian loved to square dance and belonged to several Dayton area Western style square dance clubs. They had danced at the Blue Moon in Xenia and the Four Gables in Springfield in the 1950s. When Vivian learned to play keyboard at age 75, she taught John to play several songs. His favorite was "When The Saints Come Marching In". John loved roses; growing pruning, and pampering 85 bushes and three large rose trellises while still finding time to plant a large vegetable garden. He was considered a man of integrity by his co-workers and those who knew him well. He had a very dry sense of humor, siz-ing up a situation with a few droll words that could make a person laugh out loud. He loved nothing better than to be in the middle of a lively family get-together: listening, laughing, and taking in all of the excitement. He was modest, unassuming and taught by quiet example. John is remembered as a man with a wonderful smile, especially by those who knew him in the last years of his life John was preceded in death by his parents; and by his wife, Vivian, who died March 11, 1999. His survivors include daughters and sons-in-law: Dotti BUSCEMI of Columbus, Carolyn and Paul DUNN of Prescott, Arizona, Martha and Paul ANTHONY of Springfield, Barbara and Daniel MOODY of Avon Lake, Marilyn HUFFMAN of Cincinnati; grandchildren include: Tom BUSCEMI of London, John BUSCEMI of Monroe, Tony BUSCEMI of Columbus Lisa BUSCEMI HILLIKER of Cincinnati, Cheryl DUNN of San Diego, California, Brian DUNN of Scarsdale. Arizona, Shelley ANTHONY HEARTY of Townesville, Australia, David ANTHONY of Columbus, Jason and Heather MOODY of Avon Lake, Nicholas HUFFMAN of Cincinnati; great-grandchildren include: John, Annie, Brooke, Tara, and Ross BUSCEMI, Jacob and Joseph HILLIKER. John is also survived by brothers, Ralph of Yellow Springs and Robert of Clifton. Friends may visit with the family Friday from 5-8 p.m. in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, Yellow Springs Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Paul Catholic Church in Yellow Springs with Father Joseph Raudabaugh officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paul Cemetery.

BERRY, CHANDLER, DYE, JUDY, KARSHNER, MILLER, ROMAINE, STOOPS, TRIMMER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, January 10, 2001

Manford L. JUDY, Jr., 76, of Venice, Florida, died suddenly, January 10, 2001. He was born August 31, 1924 in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Manford L. and Lea ROMAINE JUDY, Sr. He was a staff Sergeant, anti--tank company 291st Infantry Regiment 75th infantry Division Veteran of the United States Army of World War II. He worked for over 50 years in the furniture business in Ohio with his last 22 years at the Schottenstein Corporation. Manford was well known for his sharp manage-rial and advertising skills. He was a man who greatly loved his wife and five children. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Muriel (TRIMMER) JUDY; one daughter, Lori (Brian) MILLER of Springfield, Ohio; four sons, David (MaryEllen) JUDY of Forest Hill, Maryland, Manford L. (Bon-nie) JUDY, III of Springfield, Ohio, Kenneth JUDY of Venice, Florida, Steve (Shawn) JUDY of Ven-ice, Florida; sisters, Katherine KARSHNER, Betty BERRY; brothers, Jack JUDY, Paul JUDY, Jim JUDY and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; three sisters, JoElla CHANDLER, Madeline STOOPS, Jane DYE and one brother, Robert JUDY. As requested, the funeral services will be for the immediate family only, and will be held at the Ewing Funeral Home in Venice, Florida. The burial will be Wednesday. January 17, 2001 at the Florida National Ceme-tery, Bushnell, Florida.

BOWERS, LEFFEL, SHELPMAN, WYLIE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Thursday, January 18, 2001

Betty L. (LEFFEL) BOWERS, 74, of Springfield died Thursday morning, Janu-ary 18, 2001, in Hospice of Dayton. She was born January 5, 1927, in Springfield, Ohio, the daugh-ter of Charles and Mildred (WYLIE) LEFFEL. Mrs. Bowers was a member of St. John' s Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. John's Business and Profes-sional Women's Club, and Elderly United. She retired after 30 years of service from John Kline Architect where she was the Office Manager. Mrs. BOWERS loved to travel with her family and friends. Her survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Melanie BOWERS of Springfield, Michael and Kay BOWERS of New Carlisle; and five grandchildren, Lynda and Robyn BOWERS, Leigh Ann and Lance SHELPMAN, and Blake BOWERS. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 49 years, Robert L. BOWERS in 1994; and her daughter, Vicki L. SHELPMAN. Funeral services will be held in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield, Saturday at 1 p.m. with Rev. John Pollock officiating. A gath-ering of family and friends will be held Saturday from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Burial will be in Enon Cem-etery. Memorial gifts may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 27 North Wittenberg Avenue, Springfield, Ohio 45502, or Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45420. You may express condolences to the family through: www.littletonandrue.com.

FORD, FRANKLIN, KELTNER, MONGOLD, VESPERRY Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Saturday, January 20, 2001

Rita M. FORD, 68, of Beavercreek, formerly of Springfield, died Saturday, January 20, 2001 in Community Hospital, Springfield. She was born September 22, 1932 in Springfield, the daughter of William R. and Drusie (FRANKLIN) MONGOLD. She lived in Springfield until 1993, when she moved to Beavercreek. Rita was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 397 and the Liedertafel Club. She worked for Crowell Collier until she was married. She devoted her life to her family and friends and was always there when someone needed a hand. Her survivors include one son, Lawrence A. FORD of Beavercreek; one brother, William R. MONGOLD, Jr. of Springfield; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Dorothy and Paul VESPERRY of Springfield; sister-in-law, Helen KELTNER of Newark, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel at Rose Hill Burial Park, Thursday January 25, 2001 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bonny Kinnumen of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be held the Chapel one hour prior to the service. The family is being served by Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 South Limestone Street Springfield, Ohio 45505. You may express condolences to the family through www.littletonandrue.com.

BUFFENBARGER, INGLING, OWENS, SIDNER, SPRAGUE, YOUNG Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 22, 2001

Page 16: Phyllis B. INGLING, 80 of South Charleston, died following a brief illness, Saturday, January 20, 1921(sic), at 5:30 p.m. in the James Cancer Center at Community Hospital. She was born January 20, 1921, in south Charleston, Ohio, the daughter of Charles Eldon and Alice (BUFFENBARGER) SPRAGUE. She was a graduate of South Charleston High School and was retired from the Southeastern Local School District and Elderly United. She was a member of the South Charleston United Methodist church. Phyllis was member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and had served in various capacities in organizing and planning the Annual Petunia Festival. She, along with her husband and daughter, staged the Petunia Festival Parade for 29 consecutive years. Phyllis received her greatest joy in life in serving other people. She is survived by her daughter, Kim (Carl) OWENS; her daughter Rachel (Mike) SIDNER; her grandson Matthew SIDNER; and her aunt, Kathleen YOUNG; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. INGLING on April 28, 1997. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday from 12 p.m. until the time of services at 2 p.m. in the Ingling Williams Funeral Home, South Charleston Chapel. Rev. Ray Gage will be officiating. Interment will following Greenlawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Phyllis' memory to the South Charleston United Methodist Church or to the Madison Township Paramedics.

BUSHMAN, GRIEST, RUSH, SUVER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Thursday, February 1, 2001

Pg. 18. Robert E. GRIEST , 68, of New Carlisle, Ohio, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, OH. He was born July 27, 1932 in Clark Co., Ohio, the son of Gerald and Hezel (SUVER) GRIEST. He was a graduate of Olive Branch High School in 1950, member of Bethel Baptist Church where he held many offices and was a loyal member of the choir and mens quartet. He was a member of the Med-Lakes Lions Club and the Tecumseh Athletic Boosters. He is survived by his wife Barbara GRIEST, two sons, Ron (Kim) GRIEST of Springfield; Steve GRIEST of New Carlisle; daughter Lisa (Bill) BUSHMAN of Dublin, Ohio; five grandchildren; brother Richard GRIEST of Springfield; sister Lois RUSH of Kettering, Ohio, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services will be held at 10 A.M. Saturday, February 3, 2001 at the Bethel Baptist Church., 6370 New Carlisle Pike, Springfield, Ohio with Rev James Skedel officiating. Burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8, OH. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church Music Fund. Submitted by Sandi Evilsizer Koscak EVILSIZER3@aol.com

BUSHMAN, GRIEST, RUSH, SUVER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Thursday, February 1, 2001

Pg. 18. Robert E. GRIEST , 68, of New Carlisle, Ohio, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, OH. He was born July 27, 1932 in Clark Co., Ohio, the son of Gerald and Hezel (SUVER) GRIEST. He was a graduate of Olive Branch High School in 1950, member of Bethel Baptist Church where he held many offices and was a loyal member of the choir and mens quartet. He was a member of the Med-Lakes Lions Club and the Tecumseh Athletic Boosters. He is survived by his wife Barbara GRIEST, two sons, Ron (Kim) GRIEST of Springfield; Steve GRIEST of New Carlisle; daughter Lisa (Bill) BUSHMAN of Dublin, Ohio; five grandchildren; brother Richard GRIEST of Springfield; sister Lois RUSH of Kettering, Ohio, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services will be held at 10 A.M. Saturday, February 3, 2001 at the Bethel Baptist Church., 6370 New Carlisle Pike, Springfield, Ohio with Rev James Skedel officiating. Burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8, OH. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church Music Fund. Submitted by Sandi Evilsizer Koscak EVILSIZER3@aol.com

BREEDLOVE, FOSNAUGH, HALEY, INSLEY Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, February 4, 2001

Mary E. INSLEY, 90, of Springfield, died Saturday, February 3, 2001 in Eaglewood Care Center in Springfield at 4:30 a.m. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, April 26, 1910, the daughter of Elmer and Orpha (BREEDLOVE) HALEY. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her children, Robert S. INSLEY, Phylis M. (Paul E.) FOSNAUGH, and Philip M. INSLEY; grandsons, Chad Michael and Robert Vernon INSLEY, all of Springfield, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Robert INSLEY in 1967; her parents; and a sister, Ruth HALEY. She was a member of Tremont United Methodist Church. The Funeral service will be held Monday, February 5, 2001 at 11 a.m. in the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 642 South Main Street, Urbana, Ohio, with Rev. Walter Mock officiating. Burial will be in Terre Haute, Ohio. Contributions may be made to the Church, 98 North Mulberry Street, Tremont City, Ohio, in her memory.

CAMPBELL, HOWELL, NASON, RAY, SHIRK Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, February 4, 2001

Mildred E. CAMPBELL, 71, of new Carlisle, Ohio, died at 10 p.m. Friday, January 2, 2001, at her residence. She was born April 2, 1929, in New Carlisle, the daughter of John N. and Tillie Mae (NASON) SHIRK. She retired from the Ohio Masonic Home afer 20 years. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Clarence E. CAMPBELL; a brother, Donald H. SHIRK of Springfield, Ohio; a sister, Jeanette HOWELL of Santa Fe, New Mexico; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lucille RAY; and a brother, Charles N. SHIRK. Services will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at the Trostel, Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle, with a visitation one hour prior. Rev. Rick Clos will officiate. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

BIVENS, LAMBERT, OWINGS, POPE, STEINBERGER, TEHAN, WEBER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, February 4, 2001

Norman P. OWINGS, 79, of Springfield, died Thursday, February 1, 2001, in Community Hospital at 1:29 p.m. He was born February 27, 1921 in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Norman V. and Grace (POPE) OWINGS. He was a veteran of World War II. Serving in the united States Army. He retired from Ohio Bell. Norma attended New Moorefield United Methodist Church and was a past member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was a member of the Springfield Independent Radio Association, NXXIX, and had served as membership chairman, vice president and secretary. Survivors include a son, Norman A. (Kim) OWINGS of Columbus; three daughters, Saundra (Carl) STEINBERGER, and Paulette Kay (Jim) TEHAN, both of Springfield, and Sue (Perry) LAMBERT of South Charleston; six grandchildren, Rick and Bryan WEBER, Rick OWINGS, Mindy TEHAN, Nancy BIVENS and David STEINBERGER; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jean in 1989; and a brother. Friends may visit with the family Sunday from 3-6 p.m. in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Rob Cornelison officiating. Entombment will follow in Rose Hill Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers contributions in Norman's memory may be made to the Animal Welfare League or the Springfield Independent Radio Association.

BECKWITH, HATCHELL, KREIDER, RANDALL Name of Newspaper is News Press, Santa Barbara, CA on Sunday, February 11, 2001

KREIDER, Mary E. died quietly on February 5, 200l, at home in Goleta, CA after a brief illness. Born in Springfield, Ohio on January 11, 1913, Mary graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio in 1935, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She had three majors - Latin, French and English, and during her teaching career she taught these languages in various public and private schools in Southern Ohio. Moving from Springfield, Ohio to Goleta in 1970, she diligently worked at the Santa Barbara County Assessor's office from 1975 until her retirement in 1982. Mary spent her life dedicated to her family. She is survived by her two children, daughter, Linda BECKWITH, of Goleta, and son, James KREIDER, of Yorba Linda. She leaves five grandchildren; Deborah HATCHELL of Goleta, Douglas RANDALL of San Diego, Daniel RANDALL of Goleta, Richelle KREIDER-James of San Antonio, Texas and Mark KREIDER of Allentown, PA, and four great-grandchildren. The family held a private service to remember the warm times they shared with her. She was deeply loved and will be dearly missed. A special thanks to the people of Hospice for the tender support they gave during Mary's illness.In lieu of flowers, friends may make a donation in memory of Mary to the Guide Dogs of America, or to Hospice.

FISHER, FOULKE, SHAY, STROUP Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, March 4, 2001

Page 9D. Julia SHAY FISHER, 83, of Springfield, died at 7:30 am Saturday, March 03, 2001, in Heartland of Springfield. She was born April 28, 1917, in Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of Harvey and Alice STROUP PENWELL. She retired from Ohio Thermometer Company, after a number of years of service. She was a member of St Bernard Catholic Church, Eagles Auxiliary 397, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 1031. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert D and Carolyn SHAY of Springfield ; a sister, Patricia SACKS of Hollywood, Florida ; eight grandchildren ; 10 great grandchildren ; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John E FISHER in 1984 ; a daughter, Marilyn Jean FOULKE ; two brothers, and two sisters. Friends may call in the Conroy Funeral Home from 4-7 pm Tuesday. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am Wednesday in St Bernard Church. Burial in St Bernard Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St Bernard Church

RIFFLE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, March 4, 2001

Page 9D. Marjorie Winifred RIFFLE, 78, of Springfield, died Friday, March 02, 2001, at 12 pm in Mercy Medical Center. She was born September 08, 1922, in Gallia County, Ohio, the daughter of Joseph and Carrie (DULANEY) NANCE. She is survived by two brothers, Edward and Robert NANCE, both of Springfield ; one sister, Mrs Lola PATTON of Littleton, Colorado ; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, William J RIFFLE o October 27, 2000. Graveside services will be held Monad at 11 am in Rose Hill Burial Park with Pastor Ed Dungan officiating. Funeral arrangements are by Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Marjorie's memory to the American Cancer Society, 20 West Main Street, Springfield, Oho 45502.

ALLEN, HAGANS, LAWSON, MCCOLLOM, MINNIFIELD, WEBSTER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, March 4, 2001

Page 9D. Ward WEBSTER, Jr 72, passed away Monday, February 26,2001, at 2:30 pm in Bristol House Care Center. He was born September 18, 1928 in Greensboro, Alabama, the son of Ward and Lottie (LAWSON) WEBSTER, Sr. He was a faithful employee of Aetna Building Maintenance. He is survived by his loving family, including two daughters, Twilla HAGANS of Springfield, Ohio, and Ronda (Darryl) WEBSTER-MINNIFIELD of Birmingham, Alabama ; nine grandchildren ; one great-grandchild ; special friends, Beulah MCCOLLOM and Shirley ALLEN. He was preceded in death by his parents ; and one daughter, Terri. His body ws entrusted to the Porter-Qualls Funeral Home, Inc, where friends may call after 10 am on Monday, March 05, 2001, until the time of services at 11 am with Pastor Ron Watford officiating. Burial will follow in Newcomers Cemetery. The final tribute is a service of Porter-Qualls Funeral Home, Inc, Springfield Chapel.

CARAHAN, CLEMENT, CRESWELL, EVILSIZOR, GRILL, LOUGH, WYATT Name of Newspaper is Statesman-Journal, Salem, OR on Friday, March 16, 2001

Willamina - Joanne CRESWELL, 63, died Thursday. Cause of death was unavailable. (Yamhill CO.) She was born in Springfield, Ohio, (d/o Robert Faye and Mabel (WILSON) (CARAHAN) EVILSIZOR and lived in Molalla from 1980 to 1996 and owned and operated Hamrick's Corner Pub from 1980 to 1984. She worked for Birdseye in Woodburn and School Bus Services in Canby and Molalla. She married Hoppy LOUGH; they divorced. She married Dean CRESWELL in 1985. They moved to Willamina five years ago. Survivors include her husband; son, Robbie LOUGH of Mount Angel; daughters, Mindy WYATT of Vancouver, Wash., Jennifer CLEMENT of Canby; mother, Mabel EVILSIZOR of Springfield, Ohio; sister, Shirley GRILL of Dayton, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Unger Funeral Chapel, Mount Angel.

CARTER, KNISELY, MILLER, MOUNT, NEUHARDT, NEUHART, WATSON, WYER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, March 19, 2001

Frederick H. NEUHART, 68, of Springfield, died Saturday morning, March 17, 2001 in his residence. He was born January 8, 1933, in New York City, new York, the son of Frederick H. and Virginia (MOUNT) NEUHARDT. He was a graduate of Wittenberg University, a Navy veteran serving on the USS Lexington during the Korean War, retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base as a Logistics Systems Central Officer and volunteered for 20 years with the Beatty Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, whom he married in 1994; son, Kenneth (Susan) NEUHARDT; two step-sons, Michael (Phyllis) CARTER, and Timothy (Sue) CARTER, all of Springfield; two step daughters, Lisa (Roger) MILLER of Grand Junction, Colorado, and Amy (Marshall) WATSON of San Angelo, Texas; grandchildren, Jessica and Joshua NEUHARDT, Kelly (Paul) WYER, Kesley and Kirstie CARTER, Sara, Chad, Christopher and Katie CARTER, Megan and Nicholas MILLER and Emily and Marshall WATSON; one great granddaughter, Abigail WYER; one brother Robert (Liz) NEUHARDT of Tampa, Florida, mother-in-law, Edna KNISELY; and many caring friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Shirley; one son, David NEUHARDT; brother Jimmy NEUHARDT and his faithful companion, Rusty. Fred's kind spirit and gently heart and unconditional love for his family and friends will be truly missed. A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday from 4-78 p.m. in the Littleton and Rue Funeral Home, Springfield, with funeral services there Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. with Reverend Bill Zimmann, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Township No. 1 Fire and EMS Departments, Beatty Station, 2844 South Yellow Springs Street, Springfield, Ohio 45506 or to Hospice of Mercy, 1243 North Fountain Blvd., Springfield, Ohio 45504. You may express condolences to the family through www.littleonandrue.com

EVILSIZOR, KNIGHT, LEWIS, MARKLEY, MASTRANGELO, MATUSIK, WAGNER, ZERKLE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Donald W EVILSIZOR, 68, Urbana, Ohio formerly of Rosewood, died Sunday, March 18, 2001 at 3:40 A.M. in the Wellington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Urbana. He was born March 23, 1919 in Terre Haute, Champaign County, Ohio, the son of Clair E and Stella Grace (ZERKLE) EVILSIZOR. He was a 1936 graduate of Westville High School, served with the United States Army during World War II, retired in 1985 from Huffman Heating and Air Conditioning, St Paris and was formerly employed by Geuy Construction Rosewood. He was a member of Rosewood United Methodist Church, member of Sidney Post 217 American Legion and Phillip Grieser Post 7645 Veterans of Foreign Wars, St Paris, member of the Royal Arch Masons Harmony Lodge No 8 of Urbana Lions Club. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Edward MATUSIK of Orlando, Florida; Caren and Pat Wagner of Urbana; one son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Lesa EVILSIZOR of Norfolk, Nebraska; five grandchildren, Angela MATUSIK, serving in the Peace Corps in Ukraine; Michele (Michael) MASTRANGELO of Orlando, Florida, Matt (Sara) WAGNER of Urbana, Kyle (Kelly) WAGNER of Jackson Center and Desmond LEWIS of Blytheville, Arkansas; two great grandchildren, Anthony and Amanda MATUSIK of Orlando, Florida; one brother, Roland (Peggy) EVILSIZOR of Urbana; one sister, Garnet (Harold) MARKLEY of St Paris; two sisters-in-law, Jennie EVILSIZOR of Hortonville, Wisconsin and Helen (Kenneth) KNIGHT of Urbana. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Vivian Jane (Maurice) EVILSIZOR whom he married on September 8, 1945 and preceded him in death on December 9, 1999; two brothers, Paul and Marvin EVILSIZOR and one sister, Dorothy EVILSIZOR. Friends may call Friday March 23, 2001 from 5-8 p.m. in the Richeson Wickham & Atkins Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Saturday March 24, 2001 at 11 A.M. in Rosewood United Methodist Church, with pastor Jerry Lewis officiating. Burial in Rosedale Cemetery, Conover. Graveside military Services will be conducted by Sidney Post 217 American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to Rosewood United Methodist Church.

EVILSIZOR, KNIGHT, LEWIS, MARKLEY, MASTRANGELO, MATUSIK, WAGNER, ZERKLE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Donald W EVILSIZOR, 68, Urbana, Ohio formerly of Rosewood, died Sunday, March 18, 2001 at 3:40 A.M. in the Wellington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Urbana. He was born March 23, 1919 in Terre Haute, Champaign County, Ohio, the son of Clair E and Stella Grace (ZERKLE) EVILSIZOR. He was a 1936 graduate of Westville High School, served with the United States Army during World War II, retired in 1985 from Huffman Heating and Air Conditioning, St Paris and was formerly employed by Geuy Construction Rosewood. He was a member of Rosewood United Methodist Church, member of Sidney Post 217 American Legion and Phillip Grieser Post 7645 Veterans of Foreign Wars, St Paris, member of the Royal Arch Masons Harmony Lodge No 8 of Urbana Lions Club. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Edward MATUSIK of Orlando, Florida; Caren and Pat Wagner of Urbana; one son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Lesa EVILSIZOR of Norfolk, Nebraska; five grandchildren, Angela MATUSIK, serving in the Peace Corps in Ukraine; Michele (Michael) MASTRANGELO of Orlando, Florida, Matt (Sara) WAGNER of Urbana, Kyle (Kelly) WAGNER of Jackson Center and Desmond LEWIS of Blytheville, Arkansas; two great grandchildren, Anthony and Amanda MATUSIK of Orlando, Florida; one brother, Roland (Peggy) EVILSIZOR of Urbana; one sister, Garnet (Harold) MARKLEY of St Paris; two sisters-in-law, Jennie EVILSIZOR of Hortonville, Wisconsin and Helen (Kenneth) KNIGHT of Urbana. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Vivian Jane (Maurice) EVILSIZOR whom he married on September 8, 1945 and preceded him in death on December 9, 1999; two brothers, Paul and Marvin EVILSIZOR and one sister, Dorothy EVILSIZOR. Friends may call Friday March 23, 2001 from 5-8 p.m. in the Richeson Wickham & Atkins Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Saturday March 24, 2001 at 11 A.M. in Rosewood United Methodist Church, with pastor Jerry Lewis officiating. Burial in Rosedale Cemetery, Conover. Graveside military Services will be conducted by Sidney Post 217 American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to Rosewood United Methodist Church.

BAKER, EVILSIZER, GRIEST, PENDLETON, STEINKAMP Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, April 9, 2001

Roger H GRIEST, 76, of Springfield died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Latter Day Saints Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah, following a sudden illness. He was born in Springfield, Ohio, June 14, 1924, the son of Cyrus H and Edna K (STEINKAMP) GRIEST. Roger was a member and Elder at Oakland Presbyterian Church, served in the United States Army, and his greatest enjoyment in life was his family. He also retired from International Harvester in the Cost Accounting Department with 40 years of service. His parents preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Norma EVILSIZER GRIEST, whom he married September 1, 1951, two sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas L and Lida GRIEST of Atlanta, Georgia; Darrel B and Julia GRIEST of Oak Park, Illinois; one daughter Nancy L GRIEST of San Francisco, Calif; five grandchildren, Lida, Robert and Anna GRIEST of Atlanta, GA, Susanna and Caroline GRIEST of Oak Park, IL, sisters?in?law, Donna and Willard BAKER of Springfield, Eileen and Grover PENDLETON of Florida, several cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and special cousins, Phillip and Reiko STEINKAMP of Springfield. Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. in the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home, and one hour before services at the church. Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Oakland Presbyterian Church with Rev Laura DAVIS officiating. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested to the American Diabetes Assoc or to Oakland Presbyterian Church.

ALLEE, BAUCANT, BAUGH, BRANNEMAN, BRYANT, BUTTRAM, HORNBECK, RYBARCYK, SHEPARD, SHERWOOD, TOWNSEND Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Thursday, April 26, 2001

Jean E. HORNBECK (Momma Hornbeck) 76, of Springfield, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at her residence. She was born June 12, 1924, in Cloverdale, Indiana, the daughter of Gale H. and Evelyn (Branneman) Baugh. She was a charter member of St. Mark United Methodist Church and was active in many areas of the life of the Church. She also lovingly provided childcare for over 20 years for many area families. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, John H. Hornbeck; four daughters and four sons-in-law, Sue and Thomas Sherwood of Springfield, Joyce and Dr. Lawrence Rybarcyk of Los Alamos, New Mexico, Jeana and Robert Baucant of West Liberty, Mary Beth and Anthony Townsend of Kenosha, Wisconsin; one son, John David Hornbeck of Springfield; four sisters and one brother-in-law, Eileen and Andrew Bryant of Martinsville, Indiana, Barbara Shepard of Fair Oaks, California, Helen Allee of Greencastle, Indiana, and Mildred Buttram of Plainfield, Indiana; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Jack and Sherley Baugh of Versailles, Indiana, James and Laura Lee Baugh of Greencastle, Indiana; six grandchildren, Alexander and Aaron Townsend, Elizabeth Rybarcyk, a step-grandson, Ryan Sherwood; and special friend, Becky Compton of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a step-granddaughter, Jill Sherwood. A gathering of family and friends will be held in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield, on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Memorial services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Mark United Methodist Church, 2043 Memorial Drive, Springfield, with the Rev. Susan Kronbach of Christ Church United Methodist Findlay officiating. Burial will be in Paint Township Cemetery, London, Ohio. Memorial gifts may be made to Mercy Hospice, 1343 North Fountain Boulevard, Springfield, Ohio 45504, or St. Mark United Methodist Church, 2043 memorial Drive, Springfield, Ohio 45505.

BYERLY, CARLSON, LASER, LIGGITT, LINKINHOKER, MANLEY, PENCE, POWELL Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Saturday, April 28, 2001

Eve Marie (POWELL) MANLEY PENCE, 87, of Springfield, died at 2:52 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2001, in Ridgewood Nursing Center. She was born in Springfield, Ohio, November 16, 1913, the daughter of Clarence L. and Grace (LASER) POWELL. She retired as an elementary school teacher from the Springfield City Schools after a number of years of service. She was a member of the Vale Road Church of Christ, Clark County Retired Teacher's Association and the Ohio State Retired Teacher's Association. Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen MANLEY, of Woodinville, Washington; son and his wife, Alan and Marilyn MANLEY; sister, Betty LINKINHOKER, all of Springfield; granddaughter and her husband, Robin E. and Steve CARLSON of Monroe, Washington; grandson, Robert P. LIGGITT of Renton, Washington; great-grandson, Spencer CARLSON of Monroe, Washington; nephew and his wife, David and Carolyn LINKINHOKER of West Liberty, Ohio and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Preceeded in death by her parents; first husband, Leonard E. MANLEY; second husband, Francis L. PENCE and a niece, Anne BYERLY. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Conroy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Mr. Jay Yeager officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the German Township Rescue Squad.


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