Roger William BECK, 60, passed away at Community Hospital on Saturday, May 19, 2001 at 9:33 p.m. Roger was born at home in Clark County, Ohio, (on March 23, 1941), the eldest son of Daniel J. and Alberta E. BECK*, who preceded him in death. He attended Northwestern High School. He was a veteran of United States Army. Survivors: Daughters Karina of Georgia and Sue of Tennessee; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter; seven sisters; Thelma and Raymond SCHROTH of Troy, Mary and Albert BOYD, Barbara STAPLETON, Joan MADDY, all of St. Paris, Viola and Melvin HARVEY of New Carlisle, Ellen and Steve CARDOZA of Springfield, Linda PARTHEMORE of Sidney; and three brothers, James BECK, Richard and Linnie BECK, all of Springfield, and Ronald BECK and Shelby BECK of New Carlisle. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Mausoleum 9, on May 23, 2001. Additional Information: another article states his parents were Daniel and Etta Ellen (HESSELGESSER) BECK.
Marcus Julius (Moon) BITTNER, 83, went into God's caring hands on May 24, 2001. He was born in a house on the North River Road near Clifton, Yellow Springs area and worked for 36 years at Wright Patterson Air Force Base as a Civil Engineer and Maintenance employee. Charter Member of the Clifton Fire Department that was started in 1946. He served as the Fire Chief for several years. He was a Master Sergeant in the Army and veteran of World War II.....Served as Chief of Police from 1952 until 1967. Married for 36 years, three children, daughter and son-in-law, Rosina and James (Pete) KEIHL of Springfield, daughter and son-in-law, Jams and Connie BITTNER of Brown Deer, Wisconsin and daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Ronald DOBBELS of Woodhull, Illinois. He has two grandsons, three granddaughters; and two great-grandsons. He is also survived by his sister, Ema CAUPP of Clifton and a sister-in-law, Marcella BITTNER of Springfield. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rosina and Charles BITTNER, and his two brothers, Carl (Bud) and Phillip BITTNER. Arrangements were made by Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home.
Robert F. FRANZEN, 63, of Springfield died unexpectedly at 6:53 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2001, in the Emergency Room of Mercy Medical Center. He was born July 28, 1937, in Springfield, Ohio, the son of George and Jeannette MYERS FRANZEN. He owned and operated Bathroom Magic for 20 years and prior to that time worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base for 17 years. He was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Survivors in addition to his mother of Springfield, include his wife of 44 years, Mary Lou (HOPPING); seven children and spouses, Karen and Kevin BRENNAN, Teresa and Steve HAMILTON, Springfield, Robert F. FRANZEN, Jr., Chattanooga, Tenn., David and Susan FRANZEN, Joe and Mary FRANZEN, John and Jill FRANZEN, Tom and Megan FRANZEN, all of Springfield; 23 grandchidlren, Kelly, Katie, Kevin, Kasey, Steve, Jr., Joe, Mary, Keith, Julie, David, Danny, Scott, Megan, Joe, Jr., Nathan, Elise, Sophia, Elizabeth, Johnny Jr., Benjamin, Andrew, Marie and Meara; one great-granchild, Hannah; three sisters and spouses Mary Anne and Don HERMAN, Indianapolis, Ind.; Lynn and Doug MARSH, Simi Valley, Calif.; Judie and Ron PALINKAS, Pomona, Calif; brother and spouse, George "Skip" and Cis FRANZEN, Melbourne, Fla., numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, George; and a sister, Kathleen. Conroy Funeral Home. Funeral mass in St. Raphael Church. Burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Page 16. Also on May 27, 2001 on Page 9D. Amy C. MERCER, 92, of South Vienna died, Saturday, May 26, 2001, in Springfield, Ohio. She was born January 24, 1909 in Clark County, the daughter of Harry E. and Mary A. (GOWER) NICKLIN. She graduated from New Moorefield High School in 1927. After graduation, she worked at the Crowell-Collier Publishing Company until her marriage in 1935. On June 1, 1935, she was united in marriage with Robert MERCER of Springfield, Ohio, in Richmond, Indiana. They were farmers in Clark County, Ohio all of her life, except for a short time in Champaign County, Ohio. She was a homemaker and retired from the Springfield Local School System as Cafeteria Supervisor after many years of service. Amy attended the Sinking Creek Baptist Church and was a member of Green Special Hommakers Club and Farm Bureau. She is survived by one daughter, Norma Carol MERCER, of Springfield, one niece, Rita J. MASON of Dunedin, Florida and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Rob MERCER. Funeral services at Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield on Wed. Burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Roberta A. ANDERSON, 63, of Springfield died Sunday, May 27, 2001 at 11 a.m. in Mercy Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born in Duluth, Minnesota on August 21, 1937. she is the daughter of Frank and Helene GRUTKOWSKI ROBINS. She was employed as a procurement technician for Wright Patterson Air Force Base for 17 years and prior to that she had worked in the Althletic Department for Wittenberg University for a number of Years. Roberta was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and secretary for the Federally Employed Womens Association. Survivors include five children and spouses, Keith ANDERSON of Minneapolis, Karen and John PAVLANSKY of Urbana, Ohio, Kathleen and Randall HUNT of Houston, Texas, Kirk ANDERSON and Kenneth ANDERSON of Springfield, ohio; eight grandchildren, Cody, Drew, Aaron, Morgan, Taylor, Timothy, Asher and Cole; two sisters and spouses, Jacqueline PUTMAN of Travers City, Michigan, Susie and Ron CHEETHAM of Holden, Massachusets; three brothers and spouses, Al and Shery ROBINS, Ray ROBINS all of Duluth, Minnesota; Jerry and Joyce ROBINS, Linn Creek, Montnana; and a number of nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Jack E. in 1989. Funeral services Wednesday in the Conrey Funeral Home. Cremation to follow.
George A. CHAPMAN, 76, of Troy, Ohio died Friday, June 29, 2001, at 1:40 p.m. at Koester Pavilion in Troy, Ohio. He was born in Springfield, Ohio, June 8, 1925, the son of Charles C. and Mary M. (JENKINS) CHAPMAN. He is survived by his wife, Jean (BERE) CHAPMAN; three daughters and sons in law, Dottie and John DAVIS of Piqua , Ohio, Cathy CHAPMAN and husband, Wade DORSEY of LaVale, Maryland, and Barbara CHAPMAN and husband Alan ZAKIN of New York, New York; a sister and brother in law, Pattie and Robert FREY of Florida; a brother and sister in law Ted M. and Helen CHAPMAN of Springfield, Ohio; two grandchildren Janelle CHAPMAN and Derek CHAPMAN of La Vale, Maryland. He was a member of the First United Church of Christ, Troy; Legion of Honor Member of the Kiwanis Club of Troy; United States LST Association; American MENSA Limited; Troy Senior Citizens; Trojan Squares, Wright Patters Square Dance Club and the Farm Bureau Council. He is also a WWII United States Navy Veteran. Mr. Chapman was a graduate of Olive Branch High School, New Carlisle, Ohio, the Ohio State University and Wright State University. He was Real Estate Broker with Chapman Realty, Inc. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 2, 2001, 10:30 a.m. at Baird Funeral Home, Troy. Place of burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Troy, Ohio. Military Honor Guard Services at the graveside. Friends may call at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, Ohio on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Contributions can be made to the First United Church of Christ Kitchen Fund. Condolences may also be expressed to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com
Wanetah EVILSIZOR, 73 of North Dayton, Lakeview Road, New Carlisle, formerly of St Paris, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 7:05 a.m. in Dayview Care Center, New Carlisle. She was born January 9, 1928 in Portsmouth, Ohio, the daughter of the late Henry and Carol (KNIGHT) COLEGROVE. She was a graduate of Springfield High School, Springfield, Ohio, and was a member of the Covenant Lutheran Church, St Paris. She retired in 1992 as a budget analyst at Wright Patterson Air Force base where she was also a member of the Federally Employed Women's Asscoaition. Survivors include her husband, Merlyn EVILSIZOR, who she married on March 11, 1951, of St Paris; one brother, James COLEGROVE of Ft Worth, Texas; two sisters, Mary Catherine COLEGROVE of Fairborn; Iris MALONEY of Kettering; one niece and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Harriett HART. There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held Friday, July 27, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. in Hill Cemetery, Creek Road, St Paris, Ohio with Pastor Gerald ANDERSON of The Covenant Lutheran Church, St Paris, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimers Association Clark-Champaign-Logan Chapter, 2634 Lexington Ave, Springfield, OH. Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, St Paris is serving the family.
Mildred Jane (GREENE) STORCK, age 89, of Huber Heights, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at Brookhaven Nursing Home. Mildred was a retired Secretary at Menlo Park Elementary School, a member of Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church for over 70 years, and a 53 year member of Wayne Grange. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Earl W. in 1998, son Roger William STORCK. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Melanie & Greg KOVACH of Farmersville; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Marilyn STORCK of Huber Heights; daughter-in-law Rhelda STORCK of Van Wert, Ohio; sister, Lewella HULSIZER of Springfield; 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Funeral Service 10 am Saturday at marker & Heller Funeral Home, Huber Heights Chapel, 5844 Old Troy Pike, with Pastor Jack Drodge officiating. Interment Medway Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church or Hospice of Dayton in Mildred's memory. Additional information: Mildred was born October 1, 1911 in Clark Co, OH the daughter of William Ireton GREENE and Ollie Edna EVILSIZOR. Submitted by Sandi Evilsizer, EVILSIZER3@aol.com
Geneva E. DOLWICK, 95, of Springfield, passed away September 6, 2001 in Heartland of Springfield. She was born June 27, 1906 in Yellow Springs, Ohio, the daughter of Tobias and Etta Viola (BOTKIN) DOLWICK. Mrs. DOLWICK retired at the age of 65 from Thomas Stationary. She was a member of Eastern Star. She loved to cook and sew. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Elda and Albert J. BOTKIN of Springfield; grandson, James E. BOTKIN of Marysville; three great-grandchildren, Brian A. BOTKIN, Heather (Tony) BOOHER, Christa Ann (Martin) MCCOMAS; great-great grandson, Jacob MCCOMAS. She was preceded in death by five brothers and nine sisters. Visitation is two hours prior to service. Funeral services are at 12 p.m. Tuesday in the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home with Rev. Dr. Steve Minor officiating. Burial will follow in Vale Cemetery.
Using Date of Death October 8, 2001. Raymond Cortland LEFFEL, a former resident of McCloud, died October 8, 2001, at Heartland of Springfield in Springfield, OH. He was 88. He was born October 22, 1912, in Springfield, Ohio to Edward LEFFE;L and Clara (POPE) LEFFEL. Raymond retired after 35 years of service as a ranger with the Forest Service. He was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, Montezuma Indian School in Cottonwood, AZ, Indian School in Gallup, NM, and the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Hot Springs Village, AR. He enjoyed reading poetry. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Elizabeth; three children, Donna JORDON of Hot Springs, AR. Marty PEARSON, of Boise, ID, and Raymond LEFFEL, Jr., Belen, NM; three brothers, Victor LEFFEL and Jesse LEFFEL both of Springfield, and Paul LEFFEL of Fairborn, OH; a sister, Ruth WILDERMUTH of Springfield; 25 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers, Forest, Pearl, Billy, Phil, Glen and Gail. A memorial service was held October 14th at Conroy Funeral Home in Springfield, OH with Reverend Richard Cartwright officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Montezuma Indian School, PO Box 428, Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Submitted by Bob LEFFEL RJLEF39@aol.com
Page 17 Frances S. (NEWLAND) HEFFLEFINGER, 96, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2001 at Mercy St. John's Center. Frances, whom was affectionately known as Nan-Nan, was a secretary at Wagner-Mayflowers Moving Company and Wren's Department Store. She was a former Girl Scout Leader, a Red Cross volunteer during WWII, and a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 397, Springfield. She was born April 21, 1905, the daughter of Frank and Ressa Agnes (SMITH) SCHNEIDER, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her first husband, T. Ernest NEWLAND; her second husband, Paul E. HEFFLEFINGER; her daughter and son-in-law, Lynn (HEFFLEFINGER) and HaroldJ. LAMBERT in 1968; and an infant son, Todd E. NEWLAND. She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy (NEWLAND) POTTS of Stow, Ohio; six grandchildren, Lynette K. (LAMBERT) Detrick and her husband, Gary W., James H. and Jill LAMBERT, all of Springfield, Terri HONODEL of Spokane, Washington, Marci WILFORD of Ucaipa, California, David POTTS of Encinitas, California, and Duncan POTTS of Grants Pass, Oregon; five great grandchildren, Jacob and Anna LAMBERT, Cara ARNOLD, Darin and Rachel HONODEL; and one great great grandchild, Scott ARNOLD. ; Graveside services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at the Glen Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Donnelsville, Ohio. Arrangements made by Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Homes, Springfield, Ohio.
Elizabeth V. TUVELL JACOBS, 87, of Springfield passed away Monday October 22, 2001 in Southbrook Care Center. She was born May 18, 1914 in Somerford Township, Ohio the daughter of Samuel and Hester (FERRYMAN) HARRINGTON. Mrs. JACOBS worked in sales for the Ohio Merchantile Company. She is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Ora MILLER, Mildred LOEFFLER, Mary and Harold SARVEN, all of Springfield; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; eight brothers and sisters; first husband, Murl TUVELL; second husband, Harold JACOBS. Visitation is from5-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Richards, Raff, & Dunbar Memorial Home. Funeral services are at 1030 a.m. Thursday at the High Street Church of the Nazarene with Pastors Deane Hardy and David Ringhiser officiating. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Ethel B. MCGARITY, 81, of Springfield died Saturday, October 20, 2001 at 9:55 p.m. in Good Shepherd Village. She was born September 19, 9120 in Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of Roy and Audrey ELLIOT. She worked as a secretary at Wright Patterson for 25 years and enjoyed working in real estate and making quilts. Survivors include a son, Lowell (Peggy) MCGARITY of Loughman, Florida; a daughter, Janet NORRRINGTON of Dayton; four grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy (Frank) DOBIE and Betty (Cecil) MCCAUGHARY. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Minor MCGARITY in 1997; three brothers and two sisters. Friends may visit with the family Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Jackson Lytle * Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel a Dignity memorial provider. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. William E. Blaine, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Enon Cemetery. Contributions if desired may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 2634 Lexington Avenue, Springfield, Ohio 45505.
Emma Pearl DILLARD, 99, formerly of Columbus, died at 4 a.m. Monday, October 22, 2001 in the Arbors At London Nursing Home. Born April 22, 1902 in Pike County, she was a daughter of Jasper and Mary Elizabeth (HATFIELD) STRAIN. She was a member of the Linworth Baptist Church in Columbus. Survivors are two daughters and son-in-law, Carol GREER of South Charleston, and Mary and Howard DOWNING of Columbus; two sons and daughters-in-law, William J. and Betty DILLARD of South Charleston, and Paul and Jane DILLARD of London; seven grandchildren, Tom (Doris) Greer of Circleville, Marva (Dr. James) HARDIE of Columbus, Brenda L. (Gene) LINSON of South Charleston, Gary Michael (Patricia) DILLARD of South Charleston, and Paula (Gregory) JERANEK of Loveland, Ohio; several great grandchildren; and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas DILLRD; daughter, Victoria A. DILLARD; son, Wayne Franklin DILLARD; four sisters and a brother. Friends may call at the Eberle Funeral Home, London, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday with Pastor Joe Holiday officiating. Interment will follow in Kirkwood Cemetery.
Nancy ARBOGAST FAUST, 88 of Hudson, Michigan, formerly of Springfield, Ohio, died at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility in Hillsdale, Michigan on Nov. 4, 2001. The descendent of a pioneer Clark County family, she was born in Springfield on December 8, 1912. Her parents were Clarence and Marie DAVIES ARBOGAST. She attended Ridgewood School, graduated from Springfield (now South) High School, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Masters Degree in Education from Ohio State University. She was employed by the Springfield School System for 35 years as an elementary teacher and principal of Jefferson and Simon Kenton School, retiring in 1977. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, where she was a Lay Reader and Chalice Bearer. She was also a member of Altrusa Club Clark County and Ohio Retired Teachers Association, Clark County Historical Society, and the Animal Welfare League. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Dr. Joseph P. BENDER of Hudson, Michigan; one grandson, Dr. Jeffrey A. BENDER of Tiffin, Ohio; a granddaughter, Michele HOVERMAN (Chris) of Coldwater, Michigan; a great-granddaughter, Katelyn Rose BENDER and some cousins, Geoff and Linda SHARP of Los Altos, Calif. Her body was entrusted to the Woods-Allgier Funeral Home. The Holy Eucharist and a Celebration of her Life will be held at Christ Episcopal Church on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rector Charlotte Collins Reed Officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial donations in lieu of Flowers may be made to the Christ Church Memorial Fund, Clark County Historical Society, or the Animal Welfare League.
Page 32. Mary Esther HOKE, 95, of New Carlisle, died Monday, November 5, 2001 at Dayview Care Center in New Carlisle, Ohio. She was born October 29, 1906 in Bethel Township, Clark County, Ohio. She as the first daughter of Harry Bucher HOKE and Ida May WALTER. Mary grew up with her three younger sisters, Frances, Ruth, and Naomi, and one brother, Sam and helped her parents in their business of the New Carlisle Dairy. Mary loved the farm and animals, especially the cows. She milked the cows until she was in her 70's. Mary graduated from New Carlisle High School in 1924, then completed two years at the Springfield Business College where she received special honors for her penmanship. Mary worked for a short time in the offices at theNew Carlisle Sun before beginning studies at Fort Wayne Bible College. She graduated after three years in 1930. During the 1930's through the late 1940's, Mary answered her calling to work as a missionary. She began in Breathet County, Kentucky. She became an approved ministering sister in the Mennonite Brethern in Christ Church. From Kentucky she was asked to pastor churches in Pennsylvania, first at Altoona, later Fairmont and Greenburg. In 1947 Mary was called home to care for her sick mother an then stayed to care for her father until his death in 1969......nine nephewsand nieces, 22 great nieces and nephews........She and her youngest sister, Naomi, lived on the family farm on New Carlisle Medway Road for over 50 years.......Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2001 at the New Carlisle Missionary Church......Burial at New Carlisle Cemetery....
Thelma G. (WELKER) INGLE 99, of Enon, Ohio, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2001 at 7:42 a.m. in Hearth and Home Care Center. She was born February 28, 1902, the daughter of Amanda (MCMILLEN) WELKER and was a life long resident of Enon. She loved her profession of teaching which she did for over 30 years at Enon Elementary School. Thelma graduated from Enon High School, Wittenberg College of Education, was a member of Enon United Methodist Church, Enon Historical Society, Retired Teachers Association and the Enon Keenagers. Surviving are her son and spouse, Joe and Betty INGLE; a daughter-in-law, Mary INGLE, all of Springfield; four grandchildren, Joyce INGLE, Key West, Florida, Mac INGLE, London, Ohio, Joe (Jeannean) INGLE, Springfield and Jeff INGLE, Indianapolis, Indiana; five great-grandchildren, Larisa, Alex, Johathan (sic), Matthew and Sarabeth. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Conroy Funeral Home with visitation two hours prior to services. Burial in Enon Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Enon United Methodist Church.
Charles F. REINHEIMER,87, of Springfield, died unexpectedly at 7:30 p.m. on December 6, 2001 in his residence. He was born December 7, 1913, in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Walter E. and Anna (BAUER) REINHEIMER. He retired in 1962 from the Springfield Fire Division as a Lieutenant after 21 years of service. He later served as manager for Robbins & Myers Crane and Hoist Division retiring in 1979 after 17 years of service. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles 397, Box 27, Past President of Local 333, co-founder of the Springfield Credit Union, St. Andrews Lodge 619 Free and Accepted Masons and Scottish Rite. He was involved as a legislative agent for the Police and Fire Pension Fund, served as a Deputy Sheriff for Clark County for a number of years and played semi-pro baseball for several years. Survivors include three children and spouses, Charles "Fred" and Gail REINHEIMER, Margaret "Peggy" and David YOUNG, all of Springfield, Mary and Joe RICHARDSON, Urbana, Ohio; brother and sister-in-law, Lamar and Henrietta REINHEIMER of Springfield, seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary M. in 1992 and two brothers, Edwin and Harold. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday in the Conroy Funeral Home with Firefighter Turnout services at 4 p.m. and Masonic services at 4:45 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Conroy Funeral Home with Rev. Kay M. Glaesner officiating. Burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Springfield Paramedics or the American Cancer Society.
Page 19. Kathleen L. YOUNG, 90, of South Charleston, died Sunday, December 16, 2001 in her residence. She was born June 9, 1911, in South Charleston, Ohio, the daughter of Charles D. and Katie (MCQUAID) SPRAGUE. She was a retired school teacher, having taught music at Midway High School in Madison County, Plattsburg, Southeastern, Reid and Possum schools, where she was teaching when she retired. She was a member of the Clark County Retired Teacher's Association, Ohio Retired Teacher's Association, Past Matron of Anna Gilbert Chapter O.E.S., which merged with London Chapter O.E.S., Clark County Historical Society, Ohio Historical Society and the Animal Welfare League. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Jerry RICHARDS, with whom she made her home; a sister-in-law, Alta GARLOUGH of Springfield; two great-grandsons, Aaron and Scott TACKETT, whom she loved dearly; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Oscar K. YOUNG, who died in 1985, a sister, Anna Louise LEHR; three brothers, Elden, Frank, and Arthur SPRAGUE; and a niece, Phyllis INGLING....Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield. Funeral services in the funeral home Thursday at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Raymond Gage officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Anna R. OCONNOR, 82, of Springfield, died Tuesday, December 18, 2001, in the Ohio Masonic Home. She was born November 16, 1919, in Urbana, Ohio, the daughter of John J. and Grace E. (GRIDLEY) OCONNOR. She was a 1937 graduate of Springfield High School, a 1952 graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelors degree in nursing, and received a Masters degree from Wayne State University in 1960. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Elderly United and was a volunteer at Warder Public Library (Park Branch) and Catholic Social Services. She retired as Director of Nursing from Harper Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, in 1980. Her survivors include a nephew, John T. OCONNOR of Springfield; great-niece, Beth OCONNOR of Springfield; great-nephew, Sean M. OCONNOR of Columbus; great-great-niece Katie LAYNE; sister-in-law, Geraldine MARTIN of Springfield; and many friends and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, John R. OCONNOR. A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday from 5-7 pm in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield. Services will be held in the funeral home Friday at 1 pm, with Pastor Bonny Kinnunen officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Masonic Home, 2655 West National Road. Springfield, Ohio, 45504.
Page 30. Eunice (GROVES) EVILSIZOR, 100, of 1511 Grimes Avenue, Urbana, Ohio, died Tuesday, January 1, 2002 at 1:15 p.m. in the McAuley Center. She was born on June 9, 1901 in Champaign County to William and Emma (TOWLER) Groves. She was retired farmer and grocery store owner. She is survived by herson Edward (Margaret) EVILSIZOR of Urbana; 12 grand-children, Larry (Karen) EVILSIZOR, Ron (Marcia) EVILSIZOR, Cheryl (Jim) FERRIER, Dennis EVILSIZOR, Sonja EVILSIZOR, Hurt (Pam) EVILSIZOR, Brett (Lorie) EVILSIZOR, Scott (Glow) EVILSIZOR, Jan RIDER, Nancy (Keith) JACKSON, Bruce (Deanna) EVILSIZOR and Beth (Paul) MADSEN; 33 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren EVILSIZOR; son Harry EVILSIZOR and three brothers. She was a member of the Urbana United Methodist Church, Fellowship Circle, Grandmother Club and M.A.U. Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday in Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, ....Urbana where funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday. ; Burial to follow in Terre Haute Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ohio.
Paul R. RICE, 75, of Springfield, died January 5, 2002 at 4:50 a.m. in Ridgewood Nursing Center. He was born October 3, 1926 in Springfield, the son of Walter and Marie (FITZGERALD) RICE. He retired in 1983 as a Management Analyst with Wright Patterson Air Force Base after 33 years of service. He was a 1945 graduate of Catholic Central High School and a U. S. Army and a U. S. Air Force WWII Veteran. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Martha L. (ARMENTROUT); a beloved son and daughter-in-law, Perry and Jan RICE, Hamilton, Ohio; grandson, Patrick who was very much love and enjoyed; two brothers and spouses. Robert and Audrey RICE of Springfield, William and Gladys FITZGERALD of Florida; two sisters and spouses, Betty and Leonard LEWANDOWSKI, Springfield, Patty and Bud WILKINS, Akron, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews and a much loved and appreciated member of the family Peggy S. WATSON. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gerald and James, and a sister, Mary WASHBURN. ...Conroy Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary Church. Burial in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Page 17. Alice Parker JONES, 100, of Springfield, died in Oakwood Village on Saturday, January 5, 2002. She was born in Springfield, October 27, 1901, the daughter of Earnest and Clara (RHODERICK) PARKER. Mrs. JONES was a teacher at Snyder Park Elementary for 19 years, retiring in 1972 and was a member of Christadelphian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Craig JONES in 1955 and her sister, Dorothy PIETZNER. Survivors include four nieces, Jean ORTMAN of Evansville, Indiana, Constance JOHNSON of Bloomington, Illinois, Gwynne SMITH of Wilmington, Delaware and Barbara Kerry of Taylor, Arizona; several great-nieces and cousins. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 1 p.m. in the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home. Private burial in Ferncliff Cemetery
Page 17. Marie E. LINTKER, 95, of Springfield, died Sunday, January 6, 2002 at 2:35 a.m. in Mercy Medical Center. She was born October 3, 1906 in Springfield, the daughter of Jacob and Margaret (GROEBER) MILLER. She retired as an armature worker for the R & M Company after 25 years of service. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors include seven grandchildren and spouses, Linda and Robert BROWN, Barbara COOPER, Elaine and Aaron MERRITT, Robert and Gail HAMILTON, Gen and Deb HAMILTON, Steven and Teresa HAMILTON, Paul and Sherry HAMILTON; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Robert HAMILTON; and two special friends, Pat KEELING and Dolores HART. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard H; a son, Bernard L.; two daughters, Mary HAMILTON and Gertrude HAMILTON and a sister, Margaret JOHNSON. Conroy Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Church. Burial in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Edward F. SHILT, 81, of Springfield passed away peacefully in his sleep Tuesday evening, January 22, 2002 in his home. He was born December 2, 1920 in Miamisburg, Ohio, the son of Walter F. and Hazel (REILING) SHILT. Mr. SHILT served his county during World War II as a Merchant Seaman Maritime Service and retired from Delco Moraine General Motors with 43 years service. He was a member of the 25 Year Club and United Auto Workers Local 696. Edward was a devoted husband and father and a friend to all he met. His survivors include his loving wife of 26 years, Irene (PEER) SHILT; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Bill HAINES of Dayton, Deborah and Robert COCKRELL of Dayton; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Carolyn SHILT of Beavercreek; step-children, Connie and Carl WHITE of Beavercreek, Vivian and Jerry BOOHER of Dayton, Kay and Jerry SILER of Dayton, Rick WILSON of California, and Steve WILSON of Dayton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Loren G. and Faye SHILT of Miamisburg, Kenny and Betty SHILT of Dayton; nineteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Ada SHILT; and two brothers, Walter, Jr. and Sherman SHILT. A gathering of family and friends will be held in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Friday at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Siler of Baptist Temple officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Mercy Hospice Fund, 1343 North Fountain Boulevard, Springfield, Ohio 45504.
Barbara Ann MORGAN-ADAMS, 66, of Springfield, passed away at 4:35 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2002 in Mercy Medical Center. She was born August 13, 1935 in Springfield, Ohio, a daughter of James and Miriam (DANIELS) MORGAN. Mrs. ADAMS lived in Oxnard, California for many years and was employed as a certified nurse. When her mother became ill, Mrs. ADAMS moved back to Springfield to help care for her. While in Springfield, she resided with her sister, Bertha WILLAIMS. She is survived by her husband, Joe ADAMS of Oxnard, California; a sister, Bertha L. WILLIAMS of Springfield, Ohio' a brother and sister-n-law, James and Ann MORGAN of Los Angeles, California; two aunts, Dorothy DANIELS of Indianapolis, Indiana and Bertha ROGERS of Columbus, Ohio; three nephews, Otis and Carlyn WILLIAMS, Bruce and Sharon WILLIAMS, all of Springfield and James MORGAN, Jr. of California; and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and friends, including a special friend, Opal Green of Marion, Ohio. She was preceded n death by her parents; a sister, Miriam "Peachie" WHITE and a great-nephew, Donald E. WILKERSON, Jr. Visitation for Mrs. ADAMS will be Friday, January 25, 2002 from 5-6 p.m. in the Robert C. Henry Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Bruce Williams officiating.
John L. SANFROD, 88, of London, died Wednesday, January 23, 2002. Survivors include his sons, Dale (Mary) SANFORD, James SANFORD of London; step-son, Michael (Sue) STOKES and family; grandchildren, Cole SANFORD; Kelly (Chris) LEGG, Melissa (Chris) COOPER, Brad SANFORD; great-grandchildren, Lydia LEGG and Megan COOPER; aunt, Irene BURRELL; sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Ruth; second wife, Pauline; brothers, Paul and Lewis and a sister, Mary. The family invites friends to call at the Rader-Lynch and Dodds Funeral Home, London Friday from5-8 p.m. where funeral service will be Saturday 11 a.m.
Roberta M. "Bobbie" EHRLE, 68, of Springfield, passed away at 9:25 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2002 in Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. She was born January 31, 1933 in Geneva, Ohio, the daughter of Robert G. and Lillian Agnes (KASE) HORDUSKY. Mrs. EHRLE graduated from Andrews School in Willoughby, Ohio in 1951 and was a member of the Wittenberg University Class of 1956. She was a member of Delta Seta Sorority, the Springfield Ski Club and the Springfield Adult Tennis Association. Mrs. EHRLE has been employed as a medical staff coordinator and Systems Analyst at Community Hospital for 18 years. Survivors include her husband, James EHRLE whom she married in 1954; two sons, Steven Kemp (Kathy) EHRLE, Delaware, Ohio, Greg Martin (Faith) EHRLE, Shiocton, Wisconsin; one daughter, Paula (Jeff) MARESH, Conifer, Colorado; three grandchildren, Robert EHRLE, Hayden EHRLE, and Hales EHRLE, her mother, Lillian Mack of Springfield and sister-in-law, Kay BOKSTROM, Denver. She was preceded in death by her father and step father, George WEAVER. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Ethel I. CROSS, 84, of Ellenton, Florida, formerly of Springfield, Ohio died January 23, 2002, in Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida. She was born July 14, 1917, in London, Ohio, the daughter of Carrol and Jennie (LINDSAY) NIBERT. She was a graduate of Selma High School and the owner of the Selma Road Beauty Salon for thirty-eight years. Ethel attended Ellenton United Methodist Church. Survivors include on son, Dale W. and his wife, Diana CROSS of Springfield, Ohio; one sister, June SIEVERT of Grove City; two grandchildren, Jeffrey and Joseph CROSS, both of Springfield; one great-granddaughter, Jesse CROSS of Riverview Florida, and two nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Cecil NIBERT. Private services are being held at the convenience of the family. The family is being served by the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel, a Dignity Memorial Provider.
William H. "Bill" LOVELESS, 61, of South Charleston, Ohio, died January 25, 2002, at 6:12 p.m. in Community Hospital. He was born April 8, 1940, in Morehead, Kentucky, the son of William Clarence and Geneva Mae (CLICK) LOVELESS. Bill retired from Navistar after thirty years of service where he worked as an assembler and was a member of the UAW Local 402 Union. He served in the Air Force from 1962 to 1966. Bill was a member of the Hidden Valley Archery Club and Bucks-N-Bowhunters Club. He was a fan of NASCAR racing, enjoyed archery, camping, woodworking, and most important, his granddaughters. Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years, Judy LOVELESS; one son, Brian LOVELESS and wife, Lisa (CLOUSE) LOVELESS; two sisters, Betty STAPLETON and husband, James of Huber Heights, Alta HART and husband, Paul of London, special friends, Jim and Vickie BROCK of Springfield; two granddaughters, Morgan and Makenna, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, William C. "Jack" and Geneva Mae (CLICK) LOVELESS. Friends may visit with the family 6-9 p.m. Monday in the Ingling Williams Funeral Home, South Charleston Chapel, a Dignity Memorial Provider, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2002 with Reverend Raymond A. Gage officiating. Burial will be in Vernon-Asbury Cemetery. Contributions in William's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2634 Lexington Avenue, Springfield, Ohio 45505
Helen M. JACKSON, 89, of Springfield, died at 1:45 p.m. January 24, 2002 in the Ohio Masonic Home. She was born in Jamestown, Ohio on April 29, 1912 the daughter of Claude E. and Lillian (BRAKEFIELD) HARGRAVE. She had been employed as an operator for Ohio Bell for a number of years and later worked for Knick's Bakery. She was a member of the Clifton Avenue Church of God, Eastern Star and Moose Lodge Auxiliary. Her survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Richard K. and Beverly "Kay" JACKSON, Springfield; daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Brian COTTEE, Canada; six grandchildren and spouses, Julie J. TRAVELPIECE, David SNIDER, Norman SNIDER, Barbara and Paul NECHACOV, John and Maranda COTTEE, Tim and Nicky COTTEE: five great grandchildren, David SNIDER, Jr. and Hannah SNIDER, Devin, Ellen and Cameron COTTEE, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband David H. in 1984. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Conroy Funeral Home with Rev. Deane Hardy officiating. Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon. Burial will be in New Jamestown Cemetery, Jamestown, Ohio. Memorial donations may be made to the Clifton Avenue Church of God.
William "Bill" P. Nave, 76, of Springfield died Wednesday, January 23, 2002, in Community Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in Pitchin, September 24, 1925, the son of Edgar Pearl and Rachel (REYNOLDS) NAVE. Bill was a graduate of South Charleston High School, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aeries 397, the Ohio Cattlemen's Association, and honorary member of the Southeastern FFA, a supporter of 4-H, and avid bowler, and retired farmer. Survivors include two sons, John P. NAVE and wife Rhonda (HARRIS) of Springfield, Dale W. NAVE and wife, Cheryl (SCHULKE) or South Vienna; two daughters, Catherine R. (NAVE) SIMONE and husband, Chris of Syracuse, New York and Susan SCHEELER of Springfield; daughters-in-law, Cindy (NAVE) FOSTER of St. Paris, Dee NAVE of South Charleston; eleven grandchildren, Matthew J. P. NAVE and wife Ruby (STEWART); Zachery Taylor NAVE of Springfield; Courtney E. NAVE of Bozeman, Montana, Rachel A. SIMONE, Stephen A. SIMONE and Austin J. SIMONE ass of Syracuse, New York; Sara C. NAVE and Emily M. NAVE of St. Paris; Jennifer D. (SCHEELER) THOMPSON and husband, Greg of San Francisco, California; and Joshua P. HARRIS and Jason P. HARRIS of Springfield; and one great-grandson, Dylan J. P. NAVE of Springfield. He was preceded in death by his son, James E. NAVE, and son-in-law, Donald J. SCHEELER. He was known as "Grandpa Bill" by many of the children in the community. He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends. Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Ingling Williams Funeral Home, South Charleston Chapel, a Dignity memorial Provider. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Pastor Richard Blevins officiating. Burial will be in Garlough Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Bill's memory to Southeastern FFA, P.O. Box Z, South Charleston, Ohio 45368 or to The Heritage Commission Corporation, P.O. Box 457, South Charleston, Ohio 45368.
Mildred Frances WARD, 91, a resident of Castle Knoll passed away at 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2002 in her residence. She was born April 1, 1910 in Jackson, Ohio the daughter of Charles Franklin and Fidela WARD. Miss WARD had been employed as a waitress and cook at the LaSalle Café. Survivors include one sister, Lucille E. WOODS, Urbana; sister in law Mickey WARD, Springfield and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Charles WARD; two sisters, Dorothy WALLS and Alice EBLIN and her parents. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, in Rose Hill Chapel with Reverend Rick Clos officiating. Entombment will follow in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Arrangements are being handled by the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home.
Hazel E. CHATFIELD 82, formerly of Springfield, died Friday, March 1, 2002 in Heartland of Beavercreek. She was born April 8, 1919 in Springfield the daughter of Harry and Mary (Hursh) Fuller. Hazel was a homemaker most of her life. Survivors include two daughters, Diann Shelton and Linda K. Cernetic. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin in August of 1978. Her body was entrusted to Woods-Allgier Funeral Home, where friends may call Monday from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Micky Farlow (Grace Baptist Church) officiating. Interment will follow at Enon Cemetery; Rev. Chris Wright officiating. Casket is closed.
Dorothy Louise DAVIDSON, 76, of Springfield, died at 4:25 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2002 in Heartland of Springfield. She was born in Springfield on February 24, 1926, the daughter of Eugene E. and Louise A. (KRUPP) HOOK. She was a former member of St. Mary Catholic Church. V.F.W. Enon Post 8437 where she volunteered as a cootie and she also volunteered for Mercy Medical Center. Survivors include her husband, Carl F.; three children and spouses, Kathleen I. DAVIDSON of Hubert, North Carolina, Steven M. DAVIDSON of Dayton and Patricia A. and Ron GREGORY of Springfield; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends may call from6-8 p.m. Monday in the Conroy Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
Harold MCKINLEY, 76, OF Beavercreek, Oho, died March 22, 2002, at 5:50 p.m. in Wright Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Fairborn. He was born January 1, 1926, in Pike County, the son of Edgar and Minnie (GIFFORD) MCKINLEY. Harold was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. New Carlisle Pike, where he served as head usher for many years. He retired from Heat Training, Inc. after 22 years of service. Harold served in the United States Arm during the occupation of Japan. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Helen A. (CURRENT) MCKINLEY whom he married December 9, 1944; one daughter, Phyllis Kerr and her husband, Billy of Beavercreek, Ohio; one son, Walter H. MCKINLEY, Jr. and his wife, Joyce of Fairborn, Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Pat MCKINLEY of Sunray, Texas; one sister, hazel BLANKENSHIP of Jasper, Ohio; and one brother, George MCKINLEY and wife, Jean of Springfield, Ohio. E was preceded in death by his parents; a son, John on September 21, 1997, and four brothers and two sisters. Friends may visit with the family 5-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel, A Dignity Memorial Provider, where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday March 28, 2002, and in Harmon Christian Church, Rardon, Ohio, at 2:30 Thursday, march 28, 2002 with Rev. Jim Skedel officiating. Burial will be in Harmon Cemetery in Rardon, Ohio
Clara E. THORNSON, 91, of Anderson, Indiana died at St. Johns Medical Center. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on February 19, 1911. She lived in Springfield, Ohio before moving to Indiana 15 years ago. She was a homemaker and was a devoted Christian all of her life, devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Survivors include two children, Jacquelyn and husband David BASCH of West Hartford, Connecticut, Denise and husband, Neal RECTOR of Anderson, one brother, Albert BORGFORD, four grandchildren, Deborah and husband, Philip MANGIEN of Fairfield, Connecticut, Ryan RECTOR of Anderson, Kristen RECTOR of Anderson, Allison RECTOR of Anderson; two great-grandchildren, Matthew MANGIEN and Daniel MANGIEN both of Fairfield, Connecticut; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thor THORMSON; several brothers and sisters. Friends may call on March 25, 2002 from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. at the funeral home, South Chapel. Services will be held at Robert D. Loose Funeral Home, South Chapel, 200 West 53rd Street, Anderson, Indiana on Monday, March 25, 2002 at 11:30 a.m. Dr. David Schultz will be officiating. Contributions may be made to any Christian Ministries.
Frances Kathleen MAHONEY, 88, a resident of Heartland of Springfield, died there at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2002. She was born in Springfield on July 21, 1913, the daughter of Redmond B. and Catherine (KELLY) HIGGINS. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors include, two children and spouses, Rita M. and James MARSH of Urbana and Edward W. and Peg MAHONEY of Dayton; eight grandchildren and spouses, Cara and Chad MICHAEL, Timothy, Molly and Colleen MAHONEY, Katie and Geoff DUNCAN, Christine, Michelle and Pamela MARSH; three great-grandchildren, Alex, Ryan and Hayden MICHAEL and two nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Edward MAHONEY in 1970; brother, Edward HIGGINS, and sister, Eileen KUSS. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the Conroy Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Catholic Central High School.
Eugene F. KARL, 80, of Sarasota, Florida, died Thursday, April 4, 2002 at 9:36 a.m. in Sarasota memorial hospital following a brief illness. He was born in Springfield, Ohio on February 8, 1922, the son of Frank and Nellie (O'Connor) Karl. He worked for J&J Foundry for many years. He was a World War II Veteran. He was a life long member of the Elks Lodge 51 and Eagles Lodge of Springfield. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, June A. (Foley) Karl; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ellen and Jerry Hannum of Lady Lake,, Florida; two grandsons, Bradley and Todd Hannum; one granddaughter, Sara Karl; three great-grandchildren, Brittany, Bradley, Brian Hannum; three sister-in-law, Dorothy Foley and Irene O'Brien of Springfield, Fran Karl of Cleveland, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Leo Karl and one sister, Mary Josephine Burns. Private services were held in Sarasota, Florida.
Bernice Elizabeth (SEVERS) DILLARD, 94, of Springfield, passed away April 28, 2002 in her sleep at St. John's Center. She was born January 30, 1908 to Fanny and Fred SEVERS. In December 1927 she married Henton Milford DILLARD; they had three children, Mary Ann, Martha Elizabeth and Joseph Henton. They spent most of their married life working their dairy farm on Shrine Road. Her interest included quilting, crocheting, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a Christian most of her life and was an active member of Beacon Street Church of Christ in Christian Union. Bernice was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Darwin, William and Robert, sister Ruth SANFORD, husband Henton, daughter Mary All LONG and granddaughter Cathy (LONG) Marshall. She will be sadly missed by surviving daughter Martha (John) GRAHAM OF Springfield; SON Joseph (Rose) DILLARD of Jeffersonville; son-in-law Phillip LONG; sister Mary Ellen HALEY; grandchildren Patti (Mike) LONG-GUARDINO of Carmel, California, Cindy (Doug) KURZROCK of Nashville, Tennessee, Nancy (Hanley) MULLIKIN of Xenia, Crystal (Dan) HAMMOND of Springfield, Twana (Brian) CHEEK of Richmond, Indiana, and Steven GRAHAM of Springfield; great-grandchildren, David, Christopher and Nancy of Carmel, California, Stephanie of Xenia, Ruth of Nashville, Tennessee, Benjamin and Heather, of Springfield, and Nathan of Richmond, Indiana; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Family will receive friends in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel, A Dignity Memorial Provider, Thursday May 2, 2002 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held in Beacon Street Church of Christ in Christian Union Friday May 3, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. with burial following at Glen haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions in Bernice's memory may be made to Gideon Bible Society, Gideon International, PO Box 1753, Springfield, Ohio 45501 or to Beacon Street Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1617 Beacon Street, Springfield, Ohio 45505.
Ruth Ann STOCHL, 91, of New Carlisle, Ohio, west home to be with her Lord on Sunday morning, April 28, 2002 at Mercy medical Center in Springfield. She was born October 23, 1910 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Edward and Julia (BRADLEY) NOBBE. She had retired as a dispatcher for the Solon Police Department. Ruth was married in 1956 to James STOCHL and he preceded her in death in 1986; she was also preceded in death by her parents; her beloved daughter, Joan Carol MAFFEI; a very special son-in-law, Donald MAFFEI; three sisters and three brothers. Survivors include a cherished granddaughter, Kim WHITAKER and her finance Bud HILLSAMER; a grandson, Jim and his wife, Shary MAFFEI; a niece, June MISCONIN; a special friend, Steve MEYER; the HILLSAMER family who embraced her as one of their own, Max and Phyllis HILLSAMER and grandchildren, Chris and Cole HILLSAMER; her faithful caregivers, Sue FISCHER and
Florence S. MYSER, 90, formerly of 21 Acorn Lane, Coshocton, Ohio, died Monday, June 10, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. in Heartland of Springfield, Springfield, Ohio. She was born march 22, 1912 in Coshocton County, Ohio, the daughter of the late George E. and Alma "Regula" STEFFEE. She was a school teacher for 31 years in and around the Coshocton County area. She was a member of the Park Avenue United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women of Church, Chautauqua Club, J.F. Lautenschleger Chapter Retired Teachers Association. Mrs. MYSER married Homer Willard MYSER on August 28, 1954 and he preceded her in death on July 9, 1982. Survivors include a nephew, David (Carolyn) STEFFEE; two great-nephews, Brian (Teresa) SHAFFEE and Mark (Connie) STEFFEE, all of Springfield; two great-great-nephews, Brandon and Joshua STEFFEE of Springfield, Ohio; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Willard and Derril STEFFEE and one sister, Blanche STEFFEE. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 2 p.m. in the Given-Dawson Funeral Home, 186 Park Avenue, Coshocton, Ohio with Rev. Dean Anstine officiating. Burial will be in South Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services on the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Park United Methodist Church.
Marjorie Frances GORDIN, 62, of Springfield, died Monday, June 10, 2002 at 5:00 a.m. in her home. She went home to see Jesus. She was born in Springfield, on November 2, 1939, the daughter of Everett G. & Stella M. (MILLER) SUBIKE, She graduated from Springfield South High School and took computer classes at Clark State. She worked several county jobs including secretary and bookkeeper. She held jobs in California and graduated from Southern Bible College in Houston, Texas. She worked for grace United Church and was the church secretary and bookkeeper, at Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church of God for a long time. She also worked at Security National Bank as Lending Support Clerk in the loans department. Survivors include her husband, William Edward GORDIN; David (Barbara) SIBOLE; Cheryl (Ervin) HARGRAVE; Donna (Wilbur) MOUNTS; Frank (Vickie) SIBOLE; Charles (Nancy) SIBOLE; Roy (Jean) SIBOLE and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and numerous uncles and aunts. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday June 13, 2002 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel. A Dignity Memorial Provider. Services will be held in the Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church of God, 1002 North Burnett Road, at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2002 with Rev. Holbrook officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in South Charleston.
Samuel Jacob HINKLE, 79, formerly of Lakeview, Ohio, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2002 at Villa of Springfield, Springfield, Ohio. He was born February 8, 1923 in Clark County, Ohio, the son of george E. and Stella S. (SIGLER) HINKLE. He was a retired farmer and retired employee from International Harvester. He is survived by his wife, Isabelle, two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Cheryl HINKLE of Springfield, Dennis and Beverly HINKLE of New Carlisle, Ohio, a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Ronald BOLES of New Carlisle; two step-daughters, Patricia and her husband, Frank JENKS of Springfield, Carol HUGHES of Eaton, Ohio; three grandchildren; numerous step-grand and great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles and his wife, Thelma HINKLE of Springfield; brother-in-law, Ronald JONES of Bradford, Ohio; nieces nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Esther (SHROYER); an infant grandson, Keith Douglas; two sisters, Mildred and her husband, Leroy HARTMAN and Ruth JONES. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2002 at the Trostel, Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle, Ohio. Burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Villa of Springfield-Resident Activity Fund, 701 Villa Road, Springfield, Ohio 45503.