Clark County, OH

Posted Obituaries for November 2004 thru January 2005


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ANTONIO, HICKEY, LAWSON, PENCE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, November 3, 2004

PENCE, Tammera R. Tammera R. Pence, 46, died Saturday, October 30, 2004 in Community Hospital. She was born November 18, 1957 in Springfield and was the daughter of Frank and Yvonne Hickey. She is survived by her mother; one son Roger Pence; brothers Joseph, Thomas and Shawn Hickey; sisters Cathy Antonio, Bonita Lawson and Freda Antonio. She was preceded in death by her father, her husband James Pence and her brother Robin Hickey. Memorial services will be held Friday at 11 AM. in the Faith Wesleyan Church, 2420 East Home Road, with Pastor Paul Berridge officiating. The family is being served by the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home.

ALLGIER, SMITH Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, November 3, 2004

ALLGIER, John W., II 47, of Springfield, died unexpectedly Saturday, October 30, 2004. He was born June 21, 1957 in Springfield, the son of John W. "Jack" and Donna (Smith) Allgier. He was the owner-operator of Woods-Allgier Funeral Home, Americraft Monuments, Newcomer Cemetery and ELB Landscaping. John was a graduate of Springfield North High School. He attended the University of Cincinnati and graduated from Urbana University with a degree in Marketing. He was a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. John was a member of First Baptist Church of Springfield. He was a member of the Springfield Kiwanis Club, having served as President in 1998-1999, and was a George F. Hixson Fellow. John was a member of Anthony Lodge 455 Free and Accepted Masons; the Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton; and the Antioch Shrine. He served as President of the Springfield-Clark County Shrine Club in 1990. John had recently served on the board of directors of Oesterlen Services for Youth, Inc., and had served as Chairman of the Benefit Auction committee. He was an avid sportsman, an instructor in personal gun safety and a member of the National Rifle Association. John is survived by his mother of Springfield and his life companion, Carolyn Ellett and several cousins. Visitation was held Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Woods-Allgier Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. R. Stuart Rammes officiating. Interment will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kiwanis Club Foundation, P.O. Box 1653, Springfield, Ohio 45501. Published in the Springfield News-Sun from 11/3/2004

MILLER, PROVENS, ROBERT, TURNER, WHITE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, November 3, 2004

MILLER, Glenna M. 82, of Springfield, Ohio died Monday, November 1, 2004 at Sunrise of Englewood Assisted Living. She was born in Clark County on November 30, 1921 to Edward and Mary (White) Provens. She had worked as a secretary for Wright Patterson for 22 years. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, 27 North Wittenberg Avenue, Springfield, Ohio 45502. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Ray Miller in January 2004. She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Marjorie and Imogene Provens, both of Springfield, Ohio; her godson and his wife, David and Rita Robert, West Alexandria, Ohio; three nieces, Vickie Provens, Sherry Provens and Donna Provens; two nephews, Joe (Sheryl) Provens and Tim (Becky) Provens. Also deceased were her parents; two brothers, Cecil Provens, James "Woody" Provens and a sister, Beulah Turner. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 4, 2004 at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens Chapel at 8200 West National Road, New Carlisle, Ohio. Friends may call at the chapel from 10-11 a.m. Thursday. Donations may be made to the church or Heartland Hospice. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, Ohio is in charge of arrangements.

FREY, PFLEGER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Thursday, November 4, 2004

PFLEGER, Frances L. 90, of Springfield died at 8:07 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, 2004 in Mercy St. John's Center. She was born in Clark County, Ohio on September 1, 1914 the daughter of Lottie C. Frey. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Harold M.; two sons, Harry R. Pfleger, South Vienna, and Howard R. Pfleger, Springfield; six grandchildren, Christine, Mark, Sharon, Susan, Jean Ann and Harold William; five great-grandchildren, Heath, Samantha, Nicholas Russell, Joshua Andrew and Samuel Logan. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Conroy Funeral Home with Pastor David Hill officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

DILLION, FIFE, HAMILTON, HOLLOWAY, MCCALL, ORAHOOD, SCHOFIELD, STEWART, SWYERS, YORK Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Saturday, November 6, 2004

YORK, Mildred Mae (Fife) 77, of Springfield passed away at 10:55 p.m. Thursday, November 4, 2004 in Mercy Medical Center. She was born October 13, 1923 in South Charleston, Ohio the daughter of Marion Hamilton and Iva Florence (Swyers) (Hamilton) McCall. Mrs. York enjoyed spending time with her family especially the little ones and had been employed at the Arbors of London for 22 years. Survivors include six children, Robert (Peggy) Fife, Hillsboro, Bonnie Schofield, Springfield, Carol (Larry) Orahood, South Vienna, Pam (David) Dillion, Mechanicsburg, Richard (Nancy) Fife, Hillsboro, Cathy Stewart, Urbana; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Fife and Willie York; a daughter, Sandy Holloway and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Surgenor officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, South Charleston.

BROWN, COLE, RAUCH Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, November 9, 2004

COLE, Cory 22, of Medway, Ohio died unexpectedly Saturday November 6, 2004 at his residence. He was born October 27, 1982 in Springfield, Ohio the son of James and Peggy Ann Cole. He is survived by his father, James; his fiancÚ, Fonda Baughman of New Carlisle; two brothers, Chad Cole of Troy, Ohio, Michael and Misty Cole of New Carlisle; two sisters, Linda Peake of New Carlisle, Cheryl and Greg Turner of Donnelsville, Ohio; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cory was preceded in death by his mother, Peggy Ann Cole and two brothers, Greg Brown and Dale Rauch. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday November 11, 2004 at the Trostel, Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle, Ohio with Pastor Bill Laudermilk officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Funeral Home.

LIGHTLE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, November 9, 2004

LIGHTLE, Ada Mae 70, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2004 in The St. Johns Center. Arrangements are being handled by the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home. A private memorial service will be held.

FOUST, FRINK, KATZ, LONG, PETERSON, RICE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, November 9, 2004

LONG, Nita Lee 79, died November 6, 2004, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She was born in Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of Guy W. and Ordie M. Rice, and was a graduate of Springfield High School class of 1942. She was a member of the Women of Moose Chapter 429, the Ladies Auxiliary Fraternal Order of Eagles 397, Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars 1031, and Omega Nu Tau Sorority. Nita was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Marlin W. Rice. Nita is survived by her husband of 61 years, Kenneth H. Long, and by her daughters, Karen K. Katz (Dr. Theodore) and Marsha M. Frink (Jack). She is also survived by granddaughters, Dr. Carole D. Petersen (David) and Amy Lee Foust (William), as well as great-grandchildren, Courtney, Dylan and Eryn Foust. Other survivors include nephews, Marlin Rice, Jr. and David Rice, an aunt, Madylon Howerton, and sister-in-law, Eula (Judy) Rice. The family would also like to recognize the deceased's best friends, Ruth Chaney and Arlene Dean. Visitation with friends and family will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Conroy Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Dotson officiating. Inurnment will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Department 013, Columbus, Ohio 43218-2039, or to Nita's favorite charity, Kasey's Closet, Inc., 1259 South Eastern Road, Warrington, Pennsylvania 18976.

PARISH Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, November 9, 2004

PARISH, Grace Elizabeth passed away November 3, 2004. Mom was born in Enon, Ohio on April 19, 1920. She was married for 57 years to Raymond, whom preceded her in death in 1996. She is survived by her daughter, Connie; son, Dale (Dianne); sister, Doris; brother, Don; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Mom put her family above all and enjoyed our many family gatherings; playing piano, working of crafts, going to bingo and communicating by phone and letters to her many friends. She spent many happy moments with her Chihuahua Bridgette, whom she cherished. She will be dearly missed by all. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, November 5, 2004 at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary, 7924 North 59th Avenue, Glendale, Arizona where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2004. Interment Resthaven Park Cemetery, Glendale, Arizona.

DEATON, DOBYNS, HOLCOMB, ROGERS, ROUTZAHN Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, November 10, 2004

DEATON, Donna D. 74 of Springfield died on Monday, November 8, 2004 in the Mercy Medical Center. She was born on April 5, 1930 in Springfield the daughter of William E. and Ruth M. (Holcomb) Dobyns. Mrs. Deaton graduated from the Springfield High School class of 1949. Donna's family remembers her as a loving wife and mother. In her day, Donna was known for her excellent baking skills especially when she used them to make her famous German chocolate cake and cherry cheesecake. She is survived by her husband of fifty-one years, Ralph J. Deaton, daughter, Vicki Rogers of Springfield, sister and brother-in-law; Pat and Fred Routzahn of Florida, sister-in-law, Mildred Dobyns, numerous nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers: James, Frank, Jack, and William. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 3 p.m. in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the time of service. The Deaton Family would like to thank Dr. Mark Roberto for his special care and concern, the nurses and staff at the Mercy Medical Center, and the German Township Fire and EMS. Memorial gifts may be made to the German Township EMS, 3940 Lawrenceville Drive, Springfield, Ohio 45504. You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com

HALL, RIDDLE, RUSSELL, TIMMONS, WALDEN Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, November 10, 2004

HALL, Elijah K. 45 of Springfield died Sunday, November 7, 2004 in his residence. He was born in Covington, Kentucky, the son of Elmer and Betty Jane (Riddle) Hall. Elijah attended the United Pentecostal Church and had worked for Wright Patterson Air Force Base in the maintenance department. He was preceded in death by his father; son Dillon Hall; brothers Terry and Darrell Hall; sisters Connie Brown and Patty Lynn Hall; and his grandparents. Survivors include his mother; wife Mary Hall; son Geoffrey Hall; three daughters Amanda Walden, Savannah Hall, Mary Beth Hall; two sisters Kathy Timmons and Tracie Russell; one grandson Christopher Elijah Walden, Jr. all of Springfield; several nieces and nephews; a close cousin and friend Danny Riddle. Friends and family may call Friday from 10 a.m. until time of services at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Rose Hill Burial Park with Pastor John Woods officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home.

BAIRD, FRANK, STITZEL Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, November 10, 2004

STITZEL, Alice C. 90, of New Carlisle, Ohio passed away Monday November 8, 2004 at Belle Manor Care Center, New Carlisle. She was born December 30, 1913 in Springfield, Ohio the daughter of the late Lewis & Arimita (Brown) Jordan. She was a graduate of Lawrenceville High School. She was a member of the 4-H Clubs of America, New Carlisle and the PTA. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Jane Stitzel of New Carlisle; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Thomas Pauley of Spokane, Washington; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Stitzel; two sisters, Virginia Frank and Mildred Baird. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday November 12, 2004 at the Trostel, Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle, Ohio with Rev. Jeff Christmas officiating. Burial at New Carlisle Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the Funeral Home.

Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, November 10, 2004

WALTERS, Letha Mae 85, of South Charleston passed to be with her Lord Monday, November 08, 2004 in her residence. She was born November 16, 1918 in Honaker, Virginia the daughter of Bazel and Elizabeth R. (Harris) Honaker. Mrs. Walters loved cooking, reading, and sewing. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Mrs. Walters retired from Bosca Leather. She attended Beatty Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Kathy Walters of South Charleston; daughter, Peggy Bray of South Charleston; eight grandchildren, Billie Jo Cameron, Patricia Atha, Debra and Dave Judy, Daniel Atha, Becky and Matt Meddock, Susan Walters, Carl and Shannon Marshall, Letha L. Walters; numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her: parents; husband, Charles Walters; daughter, Vicki Williams; son, Ronald Walters. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Rose Hill Burial Park with Rev. Forrest Dyer officiating

DRISCOLL, EASTERDAY, EUBANKS, MCKEE, PEER, RICKABAUGH, SHAW, STEINBRUGGE, WOLFE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, December 26, 2004

Pauline MCKEE, 75, of Springfield, died Wednesday, December 22, 2004, at 7:25 p.m. in the Ohio Masonic Home, Springfield. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on June 7, 1929 the daughter of Frank and Emma (WOLFE) RICKABAUGH. She was a resident of South Charleston for over 53, years. She attended the maiden lane Church of God. Survivors include two daughters, Deborah (Dana) STEINBRUGGE of South Charleston, Ohio, Connie SHAW of Urbana, Ohio; one son, Donald G. (Jennifer) MCKEE, Jr. of Hilliard, Ohio; six grandchildren, Craig DRISCOLL, Karman MCKEE, Kyle (Hilary) MCKEE, Adrienne EUBANKDS, Michelle SHAE, Jason and Jennifer SHAW; two great-grandchildren, Jaydon SHAW and Ashley EUBANKS; two brothers, Roger (Margaret) RICKABAUGH of Springfield, Bob (Norma) RICKABAUGH of Bloomington, Minnesota; one sister, Saundra (Ronald) EASTERDAY of Beavercreek, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald G. MCKEE, Sr. on December 31, 1992 and four brothers, Donald, Robert, Charles and Richard RICKABAUGH and one sister, Dorothy PEER. Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. in the Ingling Williams Funeral Home, South Charleston, A Dignity Memorial Provider. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Bill Reisenweaver officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2634 Lexington Avenue, Springfield, Ohio 45505 in her memory.

BENNETT, COZAD, DODDS, MAYNARD, POWELL, STANAWAY, WELBOURNE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, December 26, 2004

Janet E. STANAWAY, 65, of Springfield passed away December 23, 2004 n Mercy Medical Center. She was born April 17, 1933 in Springfield, Ohio the daughter of Irwin and Irene (COZAD) POWELL. Mrs. STANAWAY retired from the Northridge Howard's IGA after several years of service. She is survived by her; three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Ellen MAYNARD of Union Bridge, Maryland; David and Linda STANAWAY of Sobillasville, Maryland; daughter and son-in-law, Marti and Wendell BENNETT of St. Paris, Ohio; two sisters and brother-in-law, Cleo DODDS of Springfield; Martha and Bill WELBOURNE of new Carlisle; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, William STANAWAY. Visitation is from 10-11 p.m. Tuesday in the Richards Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. in the memorial home with Philip Grear officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.

HORTON, RHODES, RICHTER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Friday, December 31, 2004

HORTON, Elsie Pearl 103, died December 29, 2004 in Sarasota, Florida. Elsie was born in Springfield, Ohio on October 16, 1901. She was the beloved wife of the late Clifford S. Horton a 42 year employee of The United States Post Office, devoted mother of Roger and Lowell Horton, loving grandmother of Jennifer (David) Richter, Pamela (David) Rhodes, Gary (Lee) Horton and great-grandmother of James (Paige) and Kaitlyn Richter, Daniel Rhodes, Matthew and Rebecca Horton. Donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 4150 South Shade Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34231. Published in the Springfield News-Sun from 12/31/2004 - 1/1/2005.

ALBIN, SCOTT, SINGER, THACKER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Friday, December 31, 2004

THACKER, Thelma L. 94, of Springfield died in The Wellington Care Center, Urbana, Wednesday, December 29, 2004. She was born October 22, 1910 in Springfield the daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Singer) Albin and lived here most of her life. Mrs. Thacker was employed as a librarian at the Community Hospital School of Nursing for seventeen years and worked at Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana for five years as a ward secretary. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Springfield, the Women's Republican Club, the Business and Professional Women's Club and the St. Theresa Catholic Women of Columbia. She is survived by one sister Doris E. Scott of Urbana; one nephew Bill Scott of Beavercreek; daughter-in-law Barbara Thacker and her family of Manchester, New Hampshire; cousins Dorothy, John Jr. and Deanne Singer of Indian Lake, Ohio and many friends from the Parish of St. Mary Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her son Russell H. Thacker; cousin John Singer, Sr. and brother-in-law Joe Scott. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. in the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home with Deacon Norm Horstman officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Burial in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Thacker's memory to St. Vincent De Paul, 2425 East High Street, Springfield, Ohio 45505. Published in the Springfield News-Sun from 12/31/2004 - 1/2/2005.

ESTEP, HOWARD, NITCHMAN, PARSELL, SMITH, STINSON, UPTEGRAPH Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Saturday, January 1, 2005

PARSELL, Clyde M. 84, of Springfield, died at 12:05 a.m. Thursday, December 30, 2004 in Good Shepherd Village. He was born in Springfield, Ohio on July 21, 1920 to Andrew and Minnie (Stinson) Parsell. He retired in 1982 as a supervisor for Crucible Steel Casting Company, Cleveland, Ohio after eighteen years of service. Prior to that time he worked for Ohio Steel Foundry for over twenty years. He was a member of Springfield Church of Christ-Christian, St. Andrews Lodge 619 Free and Accepted Masons. Survivors include his wife of 33 1/2 years Wilma L.; daughter Ruth Ann Nitchman; Step-son and spouse Stephen and Joanne Howard, Fairborn, Ohio; daughter-in- law Alberta Parsell, Springfield; brother and sister-in-law William and Sherry Parsell, Oklahoma; three sisters and spouses Alma and Ruth Uptegraph, Audrey and Warren Smith, Emma Estep, all of Springfield; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a son Ralph in 1996; two brothers Ralph and Richard Parsell. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Sunday in the Springfield Church of Christ-Christian, 1620 Buck Creek Lane. Masonic service will be held at 3 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Springfield Church of Christ-Christian with Pastor Mike Surgenor officiating. Burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the church, American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements are being handled by the Conroy Funeral Home. Published in the Springfield News-Sun on 1/1/2005.

COMPSTON, DIXON, WOODRUFF Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, January 2, 2005

DIXON, Daniel B. 42, of Springfield, Ohio went to be with the Lord on December 30, 2004 at 5:27 a.m. He was born September 23, 1962 in Piqua, Ohio the son of Eugene and Gertrude Dixon. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him. He is survived by his devoted and loving companion Teresa Nickell; two beautiful daughters Amanda and Ashley Dixon who were by his side till the end; two grandsons Michael Compston and Dereck Woodruff; his mother Gertrude; his brother Tom and Faith; nieces Tiffany and Susan Dixon and lots of aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Eugene. Friends may call in the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home from 1 until 2 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. Paul Nickell officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, St. Paris. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family in Danny's name. Thanks to all the wonderful people who prayed for him. Published in the Springfield News-Sun from 1/1/2005 - 1/2/2005.

CATANZARITE, COHN, CONWAY, ERTER, GORDON, HANNON, KELLY Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, January 2, 2005

GORDON, Leroy "Kenny" 90, of Springfield, devoted husband, beloved father and father-in- law, died peacefully in his home on Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 9:30 a.m. He was born in Springfield, Ohio on April 21, 1914 the son of Emma and John Gordon. He was the patriarch and true "hero" to all his family. Kenny is survived by his wife Helen of 65 years, daughters and son-in-laws: Patty (Leo) Kelly, Marilyn (Mickey) Hannon and Cynthia (Stan) Erter. 15 Grandchildren and spouses: Mark (Ana) Kelly, Chris (Jackie) Kelly, Tim (Barb) Kelly, Kathy (Tim) Evans, Dan (Michelle) Kelly, Marybeth Hannon, Mickey (Rachel) Hannon, John (Lili) Hannon, Jodi (Patrick) Catanzarite, Kathy (Jeff) Cohn, Molly (Mark) Conway, Patrick (Roshni) Hannon, Doug (Amy) Erter, Christine Casey, Aaron Erter & fiancÚ Mona Shah, 29 great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers Bob and Howard and sisters, Mary and Marjorie. He was the oldest member and a past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus 624 and always organized the children's games at the annual picnic. He also founded the Mueller Special Population Free Throw Contest, which is in the 25th year. Kenny was a retired senior volunteer, doing "Meals on Wheels" for many years. St. Vincent de Paul was part of his family and he always kept spare groceries just in case one of his "people" needed something. He followed his grandchildren in whatever interest they pursued. Kenny enjoyed the Cincinnati Reds, playing cards with his buddies at the K of C and the CCHS games. He graduated from Springfield High School and attended Wittenberg University. He worked at the News and Sun as a cub reporter and then at the International Harvester for 46 years. Kenny was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church. He loved and served his God, family and community. He will be deeply missed. Friends may call in the Conroy Funeral Home from 3 to 6 P.M. on Sunday, with The Knights of Columbus service at 5:30 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 10 A.M. Monday in St. Raphael Church with Fr. Dennis Caylor officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society or to the Mueller Center. Published in the Springfield News-Sun from 1/1/2005 - 1/2/2005.

BIVINS, BOWSHER, CLARK, CUTTER, FISCHER, RAMOS, ROTHHAMMER, VANDENHANDEL Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, January 2, 2005

CLARK, Dwight D. 59, of Springfield died Tuesday at 4:07 p.m. in his residence. He was born in Springfield, Ohio on February 15, 1945 the son of Walter and Leona (Hines) Clark. He was employed as a machinist with Estee Mold Company in Dayton, Ohio and previously with Tipp Machine and Tool for over 20 years. Survivors include his wife, Judy (Cutter); four children and spouses, Dr. Jodi Clark (Jeff Mulley), Manhattan, California, Joni and Steve Clark-Rothhammer, Palos Verdes, California, Trina Ramos and Dwight Clark, Springfield, Ohio; two step children, Jamie Van Den Handel and Jennifer Van Den Handel of Dayton; 11 grandchildren; three sisters, Judy (Don) Bivins, Carol Bowsher and Sue Fischer; a brother, Louie (Trudy) Clark all of Springfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Clark. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Conroy Funeral Home with the family receiving friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to Mercy Hospice or American Cancer Society for Sarcoma Research. Published in the Springfield News-Sun on 1/2/2005.

CONCORD, KEPLER, KLAPPROTH, MAZZEI, ROTH Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, January 2, 2005

KLAPPROTH, Richard A. 77, of Fredricktown passed away Friday, December 31, 2004 at the Grant Hospital in Columbus following a fall earlier that day. He was born December 6, 1927 in Springfield, Ohio. Dick served in the United States Air Force as a Air Policeman during the Korean Conflict. He was a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fredricktown, serving for many years as trustee and elder. He had been a Boy Scout for 65 years. Upon moving to Fredricktown in 1964, he helped re-activate Boy Scout Troop 342 and had served ever since as Scoutmaster and committeeman. His leadership has touched many boys' lives over the years. He was honored with many awards including the David Lantz Award, the Silver Beaver Award, Thrall Lodge 170 Community Builder's Award, the Asset Builders Coalitions "Make a Difference Award" and served as Parade Marshall for the 1997 Tomato Show. He was proud to be a member of the "Over the Hill" gang, helping to build the Fredricktown Community Library. He worked as a Pattern Maker for General Motors in Mansfield for 25 years before retiring in 1992. Surviving are wife, Marilyn; daughters, Kristi (Jeff) Kepler of Ashland, Kentucky and Karen (Michael) Mazzei of Cincinnati; five beloved grandchildren, Derek and J.D. Kepler and Jonathan, Alyssa and Mitchell Mazzei; brother, William Concord, New Hampshire; sisters-in-laws; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William J. and Hazel Jaynes Klapproth; his brothers, Jack and Robert Klapproth and a nephew, Stuart Roth. Friends may call on Tuesday, January 4, 2004 from 4-7 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredricktown. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Fredricktown with Pastor Lee Ault officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Cemetery. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com. Published in the Springfield News-Sun on 1/2/2005.

DICKMAN, HEINFELD, NIETER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 3, 2005

HEINFELD, Orville Christian 93, died December 30, 2004. He was born September 20, 1911, in New Bremen, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Rosina (Dickman) Heinfeld. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church since 1943 where he served on the church council, and a member of the Carl Hirtzinger Sunday School Class. He retired from the Springfield Post Office in 1977 after 23 years of service, and was president of Springfield Postal Credit Union for 31 years, served on the Board of Springfield Chapter of Credit Union, as President of Northside Elderly, and on the Board of Directors of Elderly United. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Julitta Nieter Heinfeld; three sons Stanley (Martha) Heinfeld of Northport, Alabama, Curtis (Cheryl) Heinfeld of Springfield, and Wayne Heinfeld of Springfield; five grandchildren Brian (Holly) Heinfeld of Birmingham, Alabama, Kristin Heinfeld of Springfield, Tim (Tracey) Heinfeld of Leeds, Alabama, Kevin Heinfeld of West Dover, Vermont, Stefani Heinfeld of Birmingham, Alabama; three great-grandchildren Zachary, Andrew and Maggie Heinfeld of Birmingham, Alabama. Family to receive friends Sunday 2-5 p.m. at the Jackson Lytle and Williams Funeral Homea Dignity Memorial Provider 2425 North Limestone. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church 27 North Wittenberg Ave. Graveside service and interment 2:30 p.m. Monday at the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen, Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church's Renovation Fund or Elderly Care. Published in the Springfield News-Sun from 1/1/2005 - 1/3/2005.

ADAMS, CRABLE, KITZMILLER, MCCOMBS, STEWART Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 3, 2005

MCCOMBS, Scarlett L. 15, of South Vienna passed away December 30, 2004 in Children's Medical Center. She was born February 15 1989 in Springfield. Scarlett, a student at Northeastern High School, attended Beacon Street Church of Christ in Christian Union. She is survived by her: father, John S. McCombs and Tammy Adams of South Vienna; mother and stepfather, Mindy and Dale Crable of Springfield, grandparents, Ronny and Marie Stewart of Springfield, John and Shirley McCombs of Springfield, brother, John Phillip McCombs of South Vienna; three sisters, Rachael McCombs of South Vienna, Jessica McCombs of South Vienna, Crystal Crable of Springfield; stepbrother, Kyle Kitzmiller of Enon. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Monday in the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home. The funeral service is at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Home with Pastor Joseph Dillard officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. Published in the Springfield News-Sun from 1/2/2005 - 1/3/2005.

BALLARD Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 3, 2005

BALLARD, Joe 88, of New York, New York, formerly of Springfield, Ohio passed away on December 20, 2004. Graveside services and burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Arrangements are Robert C. Henry Funeral Home. Published in the Springfield News-Sun on 1/3/2005

BEATTY, ROSE, TILLBERRY Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 3, 2005

BEATTY, Martha E. 69, of Springfield passed away at 9:10 p.m. Friday, December 31, 2004 in Mercy Medical Center. She was born January 22, 1935 in Springfield the daughter of John R. and Gertrude (Rose) Beatty. Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Joe Tillberry; two nephews, Doug (Sharon) Tillberry and Todd (Lisa) Tillberry all of Springfield; two great nieces and two great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother, John Roger Beatty. Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesday in the the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held immediate following the visitations in Rose Hill Burial Park. Published in the Springfield News-Sun on 1/3/2005.

BRYANT, BULL, COOPER, DANALS, FITZPATRICK, HULSCHECK, MOSSER, REED, ROBERTS Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, January 4, 2005

ROBERTS, Bernice (Bryant) 94, a resident of The Inn at Fox Run, died Friday evening, December 31, 2004 in Community Hospital. She was born in Clark County on July 6, 1910 the daughter of the late Fred and Blanche Ann (Reed) Bryant. She received her bachelor's degree from Cedarville College. For 37 years, Bernice was a teacher in several local elementary schools, retiring from the Springfield City Schools. After her retirement, she remained active in teaching, substitute teaching for 13 years. She was a charter member of the First Christian Church where she was faithful at all services, had taught the Philathea Class from 1948-1998, and taught Bible School since she was 16 years of age. She was also a volunteer at Community Hospital for 15 years. Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Paul L. (Cathy) Bryant of Barberton, Ohio, Dale Cooper of Cincinnati, Daniel (Cindi) Cooper of Mason, Ohio, Duane (Jo Ann) Cooper of Yellow Springs, Joanna Bryant of Cedarville, Phyllis (Stanley) Bull of Cedarville, and Nancy (Ron) Danals of Dublin, Ohio; son-in-law, Jim Fitzpatrick of New Carlisle; step-grandchildren, Gary Fitzpatrick, Timothy Fitzpatrick, and Kathy Mosser. Her husband, Thomas F. Roberts; step-daughter, Ruth Fitzpatrick; two sisters, Martha Cooper and Helen Bryant; three brothers, Paul S. Bryant, Dana Bryant and Kenneth Bryant; and a niece, Marilyn Hulscheck preceded her in death. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Funeral Home with Mr. John Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Glen Forest Cemetery, Yellow Springs. You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com. Published in the Springfield News-Sun from 1/3/2005 - 1/4/2005.

BARLOW, BELVILLE, DERKSEN, MOORE, MOOY, SCOTT, WINHOLD Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, January 4, 2005

SCOTT, Jennie J. (Derksen) 86, formerly of Dayton, Beavercreek and Lakeview passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2005 at 9:25 a.m. in Good Shepherd Village, Springfield. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on July 27, 1918, the daughter of the late Peter and Antje (Mooy) Derksen. Mrs. Scott was a 1937 graduate of Saint Paris High School and a 1942 graduate of Miami University, Oxford with a Bachelor of Science degree in Math, English and Home Economics. On August 15, 1943, Jennie married Asa Clem Scott. He passed away of February 21, 1954. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Peter Derksen; three sisters, Nellis (Derksen) Barlow, Vrouke (Derksen) Moore and infant, Anna Derksen. Jennie was a retired employee of the United States Postal Service, Dayton. She resided in the Dayton area for most of her life and was an active volunteer for Camp Fire Girls and Boy Scout of America. She was a former member of both the Residence Park E.U.B. Church, Dayton and the Aley United Methodist Church, Beavercreek. Survivors include a daughter, Beatrice Kaye (David Lance) Belville of Carterville, Georgia; a son, William Eric (Sharon) Scott of Beavercreek; three grandchildren, Robert (Kathryn) Belville of Carterville, Georgia, Robyn (Jamie) Costlow of Taylorsville, Georgia and Jeremy Scott of Dayton; four great grandchildren, Lucy and Melissa Coswtlow of Taylorsville, Georgia, Carson Belville of Carterville, Georgia and Riley Scott of Dayton; two brothers, Hendrick (Marilyn) Derksen and Jacob (Jeanne) Derksen, both of Huber Heights; two sisters, Elizabeth (Donald) Moore of Logan and Rosalie Winhold of Greenville, 40 nieces and nephews; many grand nieces and grand nephews. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 from 5-8 p.m. in the Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, 216 South Springfield Street, Saint Paris. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the Convenant Lutheran Church, 103 South Church Street, Saint Paris, with Reverend Gerald Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Saint Paris. Published in the Springfield News-Sun on 1/4/2005.

BRYANT, COOPER, DANALS, FITZPATRICK, HULSCHECK, MOSSER, REED, ROBERTS Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, January 4, 2005

ROBERTS, Bernice (Bryant) 94, a resident of The Inn at Fox Run, died Friday evening, December 31, 2004 in Community Hospital. She was born in Clark County on July 6, 1910 the daughter of the late Fred and Blanche Ann (Reed) Bryant. She received her bachelor's degree from Cedarville College. For 37 years, Bernice was a teacher in several local elementary schools, retiring from the Springfield City Schools. After her retirement, she remained active in teaching, substitute teaching for 13 years. She was a charter member of the First Christian Church where she was faithful at all services, had taught the Philathea Class from 1948-1998, and taught Bible School since she was 16 years of age. She was also a volunteer at Community Hospital for 15 years. Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Paul L. (Cathy) Bryant of Barberton, Ohio, Dale Cooper of Cincinnati, Daniel (Cindi) Cooper of Mason, Ohio, Duane (Jo Ann) Cooper of Yellow Springs, Joanna Bryant of Cedarville, Phyllis (Stanley) Bull of Cedarville, and Nancy (Ron) Danals of Dublin, Ohio; son-in-law, Jim Fitzpatrick of New Carlisle; step-grandchildren, Gary Fitzpatrick, Timothy Fitzpatrick, and Kathy Mosser. Her husband, Thomas F. Roberts; step-daughter, Ruth Fitzpatrick; two sisters, Martha Cooper and Helen Bryant; three brothers, Paul S. Bryant, Dana Bryant and Kenneth Bryant; and a niece, Marilyn Hulscheck preceded her in death. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Funeral Homewith Mr. John Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Glen Forest Cemetery, Yellow Springs. You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com.

HOGUE, JONES, WEESE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, January 4, 2005

WEESE, Cheyenne Renee 6 months, infant daughter of Heather (Hogue) Anderson and Bryan Weese died Friday morning, December 31, 2004 in Children's Medical Center, Dayton. Cheyenne had been recently diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Survivors in addition to her parents of Springfield include her sister, Abigayle Hogue at home; grandparents, Carol and Gary Hogue of Springfield, and Karen Weese of New Carlisle; great grandmother, Pearl Jones of Springfield; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and her many furry friends at home. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Funeral Homewith Rob Brown officiating. Burial will be in New Lexington Cemetery, New Lexington, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, OKI Chapter, P.O. Box 541012, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45254, (www.curesma.com). You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com.

BAUGH, DURRANT, GRAY, LINDSEY, MARTIN Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, January 4, 2005

DURRANT, Clarence Marvin 72, of Springfield, Ohio passed away at 11:50 a.m. on Saturday, January 1, 2005 at Good Shepherd Village. He was born March 22, 1932 in Springfield, the son of Nathan Clarence Durrant and Gladys Viola (Martin. Clarence was an avid bowler and a member of several bowling leagues, in addition to being a member of the Union Club, Machinist Club, Disabled American Veterans 13, and the Liedertafel Club. Mr. Durrant served his country as a Marine and retired from International Harvester. He is survived by his children, Lynne Denise Koal of Plano, Texas, Douglas Marvin Durrant of Springfield and Jeffrey Alan Durrant of Orlando, Florida; his brothers, Wilford Eugene Durrant, Richard Delmar Durrant and Emory Elvin "Joe" Durrant; sisters, Dorothy Lindsey and Viola June Baugh; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, June Ann Gray, his parents and a nephew, Wilford Eugene, Jr. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association.

COOPER, HAMILTON, HUFF, JOHNSON, MARTIN, WILLIAMS Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, January 4, 2005

HAMILTON, Chad Michael 33 of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, passed away in his home on December 23, 2004. Chad was born in Springfield, Ohio on July 2, 1971. Graduated Springfield South High School and served in the United States Navy. Chad will be sadly missed those who knew and loved him. Chad is survived by his wife Alicia and two children a son Ashe and a daughter Hunter; his mother and stepfather Sharon and Thomas Martin of Charlotte, North Carolina; his father Daniel and Rhonda Hamilton of Springfield, Ohio; two sisters Kristin Huff of Concord, North Carolina, Amanda and James Cooper of the United States Navy stationed in Sigonella, Italy; his parental grandparents James and Marcella Johnson of Springfield, Ohio and Clyde Williams of Mary Esther Florida; two nephews Nick and Zack Huff of St. Paris, Ohio; also aunts, uncles and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday January 8, 2005 at 2 p.m. at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 116 Foxridge Road, Orange Park, Florida.

HANSELL Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, January 4, 2005

HANSELL, Franz T. 71, of San Francisco, California formerly of Springfield, passed away November 28, 2004. A Celebration of his life will be held at the Columbarium, San Francisco on January 17, 2005.

MARKLEY Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, January 4, 2005

MARKLEY, Mildred 87, of Springfield, Ohio died Monday, January 3, 2005 in her residence. Services pending at Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Street.

JOHNSON, OLIVER, QUICK, SIMS, SLAY Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, January 4, 2005

QUICK, Ernestine "Steeny" 61, of Springfield went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 30, 2004 in Hospice Center of Cincinnati. She was born January 23, 1944 in Springfield, Ohio the daughter of Ernest and Thelma (Johnson) Quick. Ernestine was a kind, giving, and loving person. She loved to cook and was always willing to help others. She leaves to cherish her memory three brothers, Donald, Richard and Ernest (Emma) Quick, Jr. all of Springfield; four sisters, Geraldine Quick of Springfield, Arlene (Gilbert) Slay of Irvington, New Jersey, Joan Sims of Cincinnati, Ohio and Norma Jean ( Lewis) Oliver of Atlanta, Georgia; three special nieces, Lavonda Simpson, Raychelle (Sims) Flowers and Barbara Thompson and a number of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, John and Robert "Bobby" Quick and two sisters, Maxine and Salley Quick. Visitation for Ms. Quick will be Wednesday, January 5, 2005 from 12:00 noon to 1 p.m. in the ROBERT C. HENRY FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. in the Funeral Home with Robert Bufford officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Published in the Springfield News-Sun on 1/4/2005.

BOYD, EVILSIZOR, GEHRLICH, HARTZLER, LANTZ, REED, WILTHEISS Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, January 4, 2005

REED, Clarence Russell 78, of Saint Paris, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2005 at 12:51 a.m. in Mercy Medical Center, Springfield. He was born in Clark County, Ohio on December 1, 1926, the son of the late Clarence Clay and Ruth Ellen (Evilsizor) Reed. Russell was a 1947 graduate of Saint Paris High School and served with the United States Army during World War II. He retired in 1988 from Hobart Brothers in Troy. Mr. Reed attended the Saint Paris United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Keith Cretors Post 148, American Legion, of Saint Paris; the Fletcher Lions Club; and a former member of the Saint Paris Fire Department. On February 28, 1969, Russell married Orpha (Hartzler) Lantz. She survives along with one son, Charles (Donna) Reed of Corinth, Kentucky; two daughters, Debra (Louis) Boyd of Saint Paris and Carole (Larry) Gehrlich of Wapakoneta; two step-sons, James (Susan) Lantz of Troy and Charles (Mary) Lantz of Urbana; one step-daughter, Linda Lantz of Saint Paris; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; seven step great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold (Betty) Reed of Saint Paris; one sister, Glenna (Jack) Wiltheiss of Perrysville; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Russell was preceded in death by a step-grandson, James Lantz, Jr. and one brother, Melvin Reed. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 from 5-8 p.m. in the Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, 216 South Springfield Street, Saint Paris. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the Saint Paris United Methodist Church, corner of Church and Walnut Streets, with Reverend Douglas Upton officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by Keith Cretors Post 148, American Legion, and Philip Grieser Post 7645, Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of Saint Paris. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Russell's memory to either the Fletcher Lions Club, c/o Jim Hart, 5675 Casstown-Sidney Road, Fletcher, Ohio 45326 or the JSP Fire District, P.O. Box 648, Saint Paris, Ohio 43072.

HARRIS Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, January 5, 2005

HARRIS, Helen M. 83, of Springfield, died Monday, January 3, 2005 in Mercy Medical Center. Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family is being served by Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home.

CAMMON, HENRY, NEAL Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, January 5, 2005

HENRY, Dedra L. 21, of Springfield, Ohio, departed this life unexpectedly Sunday, January 2, 2005 in Community Hospital. She was born on October 2, 1983 in Springfield, Ohio to Steven L. and Gloria J. (Cammon) Henry Sr. Dedra loved and enjoyed children. She leaves to cherish her memory her parents, Steven and Gloria Henry; one brother, Vincent Henry all of Springfield; four step brothers, Christopher Neal of Springfield, Steven Henry of Columbus, Matthew Henry of Cincinnati and Kenneth Henry of Atlanta, Georgia; paternal grandmother, Rosetta Henry of Springfield, Ohio; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of special friends. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 6, 2005 from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Porter-Qualls Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel, with the family present at 12:30 p.m. Funeral service will follow visitation at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Clara Boyd Williams officiating. Burial will follow services in Ferncliff Cemetery. Arrangements provided by Porter-Qualls Funeral Home.

DOUGHERTY, GROUP, HECK, MARKLEY, PRICE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, January 5, 2005

MARKLEY, Mildred 87, of Springfield, died Monday, January 3, 2005 in her residence. She was born in Springfield on August 7, 1917 the daughter of Robert Wade and Nina R. (Heck) Dougherty. She was a member of Urbana Chapter 50 Order of Eastern Star. She spent thousands of hours volunteering at the Ohio Masonic Home and enjoyed painting ceramic figures and working on jigsaw puzzles. Mildred was most known for her crewelwork. She created many pictures of teddy bears, flowers, kittens, birds, and other beautiful scenes of which she gave most of them away for others to enjoy. She worked for Miller Frocks finishing little dresses with buttonholes and collar embroidery work, then retired from the City Credit Union. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William and Mary Lou Markley; granddaughter, Debbie Kay (Gene) Price; grandson, Roger Wynn (Shera) Markley; great-granddaughter, Kaylee Michele Price; great-grandson, Anthony Markley; niece, Lois Group; special friend, Michael Carney; her precious white cat Snowball; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband William Madison Markley, step brother Bud and step sister Virginia. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 6, 2005 from 5-8 p.m. in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Street, A Dignity Memorial Provider. Eastern Star Service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 7, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. in the Funeral Home with Pastor Vern O. Mullins officiating. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery.

HILDEBRANDT, JONES, MCKINNEY Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, January 5, 2005

McKINNEY, Rosemary J. 77 of Enon died Wednesday, December, 29, 2004 in Southport, North Carolina while visiting family. She was born May 7, 1927 in McLean, Illinois to Anton and Kate Hildebrandt. Rosemary was an active member of the Red Hat Society and was Queen Mother of the Purple Pimpernella's Red Hat Society of Enon. She retired from the Federal Government after 30 years. Rosemary is survived by two daughters, Lisa McKinney Stanley Of Springfield, Antonette "Toni" and Thomas J. McAndrews III of Southport, North Carolina, four grandchildren, Morgan Stanley of Springfield, Marissa Stanley of Enon, Jared McAndrews and Keith McAndrews both of Southport, North Carolina. She is further survived by her other family relatives who dearly loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Colonel USAF Retired Victor M. McKinney and a sister, Carol Jones. A Memorial Service celebrating Rosemary's life will be held 6 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2004 in Adkins Funeral Home, 7055 Dayton Road, Enon. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the Funeral Home. Rosemary's family asks that in-lieu of flowers donations be made to local 4-H Group, Canine Chaos 4-H Club, c/o Morgan Stanley, 2334 Arthur Road Springfield, Ohio 45502 .

BAYES, CRITES, PATTERSON, PROCTOR, SICKLES, TRAVIS, WALTON Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, January 5, 2005

PATTERSON, Ella Louise 78, of New Carlisle formerly of Bellfontaine died Monday, January 3, 2005 at 5:35 a.m. in the Ridgewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Springfield, Ohio. She was born on May 21, 1926 in Ashland, Kentucky the daughter of Sanford and Rosa (Travis) Bayes. She was married Larry E. Patterson on May 11, 1974 in Zanesfield, Ohio. She a Seamstress for Notestine in Bellfontaine and a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by her son, Charles (Pam) Proctor Jr. of New Carlisle, Ohio; daughters, Vera (Ralph) Sickles of Belleville, Ohio, Linda (Jeff) Crites of LaGrange, Kentucky and Susan (Don) Walton of Huntsville, Ohio; brothers, Willard Bayes of Springfield, Ohio and Joseph Bayes of Alaska; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband May 4, 1998; one brother and three sisters. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 6, 2005 from 5-8 p.m. at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Belle Center. Funeral service will be Friday, January 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ken Neighoff officiating in the Funeral Home. Interment will be at Fairview, Belle Center, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ridgewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

BROWN, CLARKE, GRAY, HALL, JONES, ROBINSON, STEPHENS, TOWNSEND, WOOD Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, January 5, 2005

CLARKE, Esther Jean 65, of Columbus, formerly of Springfield passed away Monday, December 20, 2004 at her home. She was born August 6, 1939 the daughter of Glenn Daniel and Rose (Hall) Townsend of Springfield, Ohio. She had been a resident of Columbus, Ohio for 38 years. Her parents; daughter, Patricia Robinson; sister, Audrey Jefferson and brother, Wesley Daniel preceded Esther in death. Those who remain to cherish many memories of Esther include her sons, Bruce (Susan) Jones of Hanover, Maryland, Kenneth Jones of Springfield and Russell Jones of Columbus, Ohio; daughters, Charlene Brown of Tallahassee, Florida; brother, Carlton Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware; sisters, Leola Wood; step-sister, Margaret Stephens, both of Springfield, Ohio; aunt, Dr. Hattie B. Gray of Sacramento, California; sister-in-law, Peggy Daniel of Springfield; numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends; a lifelong best friend, Gloria Foster and special family friend, Percell Williams. Published in the Springfield News-Sun on 1/5/2005.

BAKER, BLAIR, CHILES, CONLEY, HUTCHINSON Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, January 5, 2005

CONLEY, Harry B. 71, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 2, 2005 at Mercy Hospital. He was born February 21, 1933 in West Liberty, Kentucky. He was a veteran in the United States Army. He was a litho pressman for 45 years at Robertson Can Company. He belonged to the Fraternal Order of Eagles 397, Union Club and Union Hall for several years. He is survived by his wife, Eliner (Baker) Conley; one brother, Arnold and Jewel (Blair) Conley; three children and daughter-in-law, Jeff, Cindy, Rickie Conley, Melinda (Chiles) Conley; five sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law; eight grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Addy (Hutchinson) and Adalee Conley; one son, Steve Conley; brothers, Winfield, Wilford and Robert; sisters, Blanch and Megline; and mother-in-law, Helen Baker. Services will be held at the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home on Friday, January 7, 2005 at 12 p.m. Family and friends may call one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow in Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio. Published in the Springfield News-Sun from 1/5/2005 - 1/6/2005.

BLEVINS, BOWLES, CRONIN, DEAN, DERR, HAVENS, MCAFEE, SHAW, STOREY, WALLENHORST, WICKHAM Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, January 5, 2005

DERR, Marcella L. (Wallenhorst) 87, of Springfield, died at 1:55 p.m. Monday in Heartland of Springfield. She was born in Springfield on March 21, 1917, the daughter of George and Lucy Wallenhorst. She was a graduate of Catholic Central High School and retired from Kinder's Music after several years of service. She was a member of St. Joseph and St. Raphael Church and a former member of St. Mary Church where she served as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister. She was active in Catholic Ladies of Columbia and St. Mary Mother's Club and volunteered at Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop; St. Mary Thrift Center; St. Mary Parish outreach to Harlan, Kentucky; Grayhill and Snowhill Elementary Schools. Survivors include seven children: Lucille "Cooky" and Larry Cronin of Springfield; Robert E. Derr of Bay Village, Ohio; Barbara Bowles of Louisville, Kentucky; Dorothy and Augie Blevins of London, Ohio; Mary McAfee of Riverside, Ohio; Betsy and Jim Dean of Springfield; and Roger and Cheryl Derr of West Heniretta, New York; grandchildren: Jean and Mike Storey, Pat Cronin, Robert M. and Penny Derr, Scott and Traci Derr, Fred Derr, Tim and Dan Blevins, Stacey and Chad Foster, Mike Bowles and Cassandra Derr; great grandchildren: Jessica, Grace, Katie, Megan and Abigail; sister, Mary Wickham of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Robert K.; granddaughter, Christy Shaw; parents; step-father Frank Havens and brother Rev. George A. Wallenhorst, S. J. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday in Conroy Funeral Home with a Catholic Ladies of Columbia service at 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Mary Church, 1027 West High Street. Burial will in St. Bernard Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hosptial; 501 St. Jude Place; Memphis, Tennessee 38105-1942 or Colombiere (Jesuit Retirement) Center; 9075 Big Lake Road; P.O. Box 139; Clarkson, Michigan 48347-0139 Published in the Springfield News-Sun on 1/5/2005.

FENT, FINNEGAN, GRIFFITH, ROTROFF, ZOINES Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, January 5, 2005

FENT, John E., Sr. 80, of Springfield passed away Sunday evening, January 2, 2005. He was born July 24, 1924 in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Franklin E. and C. Helen May (Rotroff) Fent. His parents; four brothers, Robert, William, Thomas, and Franklin Fent; two sisters, Mary Nichols and Margaret Nicholson; and his youngest son, Mark A. Fent preceded him in death. John is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Mary Elizabeth (McBlane) Fent; two sons, John "Jay" Fent, Tim Fent and Cathy Saunders, all of Springfield; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Brian J. and Sandy Fent and their son, Nick, Dawn M. Fent and her daughter, Harley, Kelsey S. and Kolby R. Fent, all of Springfield. John has two surviving sisters, Elizabeth "Betty" Finnegan and Mrs. William (Gerry) Zoines of Michigan; brother, Ron (Betty) Fent of Gallipolis, Ohio; and special niece, Helen Griffith of Springfield. Our dad retired from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base with thirty years of service and was one of the proudest veterans of World War II that we knew. John was honored at the Veterans of Foreign War Post 1031 in 2003 as the "Veteran of the Year" and was a proud member of over fifty-five years. John cherished his long-term friendship with Frank Smith and Louie Stultz of Springfield. A gathering of family and friends will be held in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2005 with Veterans of Foreign War Services to be held at 6:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the Funeral HomeThursday, January 6, 2005 at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Eric Mounts of Southgate Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemtery. There will be a celebration of our dad's life immediately following at the Veterans of Foreign War Post 1031, 1237 East Main Street, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, 1130 Vester Avenue, Springfield, Ohio 45503, the Rocking Horse Center, 651 South Limestone Street, Springfield, Ohio 45505, or the Alzheimers Association, 2634 Lexington Avenue, Springfield, OH 45505. You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com.

BURNS, LISAK, NELSON, SCHIFFEL, YATES Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Thursday, January 6, 2005

LISAK, Mary A. 84 of Springfield, Ohio died at 6:15 p.m. Monday January 3, 2005 in Mercy St. John's Center. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on October 10, 1920, the daughter of James P. and Hazel (Yates) Burns. She was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Elderly United and was a Clark County Board of Elections Poll Worker for a number of years. Survivors include four children and spouses, Thomas and Sheri Lisak, Stephen and Jeanie Lisak of Columbus, Ohio, Richard and Peggy Lisak, Cincinnati, Ohio and Maryann Lisak and Eliot Nelson, Burlington, Vermont; four grandchildren, Andrew Lisak, Peter, Laura and Gabriel Nelson; a sister, Dolores Schiffel, Dayton, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emil in 1975 and two brothers, Rev. Fr. John Burns and Robert Burns. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday in St. Teresa Church. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Teresa Church. The family is being served by the Conroy Funeral Home.

LASH Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Friday, January 7, 2005

LASH, Virginia 77, of Springfield, Ohio passed away in Springfield, Ohio on Wednesday, January 5, 2005. Arrangements are pending the family is being served by the Robert C. Henry Funeral Home.

BRAKEALL, CHIPPS, OLMSTEAD, ROBINSON, SMITH, TIMMERMAN Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Friday, January 7, 2005

ROBINSON, Richard Daniel "Dick" 50, of South Solon died Tuesday, January 4, 2005 unexpectedly. He was born May 28, 1954 in Springfield, Ohio the son of Otho and Edna (Chipps) Robinson. He was an active member of the Moose Lodge 536, Moose riders, Legion and 25 Club. He was also a member of the Eagles Aerie 397 and the Union Club. Dick was also a member of the Eagles Aerie 397 and the Union Club. Dick was a loving person and would do anything for anyone. He never knew a stranger. Many will remember him for his ability to talk for hours. He is survived by his loving companion Barbara Hicks; her mother, Janice and Barbara's two children Jason and Gerin Hicks. Richard had three children: son, Kevin Massie and girlfriend Eva; daughters, Jenny (Eldon) Timmerman, Lisa Brakeall and boyfriend Chris all of Springfield; brother, Bill (Bobbie) Robinson; three sisters, Mary (Mike) Olmstead, Penny Sam and Dolly Robinson also of Springfield. There are 12 grandchildren which he loved very much. Step dad Virgil Smith and wife Bobbi; three step brothers and one step sister; several nieces and nephews and special friends. There are lots of special family and friends from the Moose Lodge 536. He loved everyone of you. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Tom and Jeff Robinson. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday in the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home. Moose Lodge services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday in the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Moose Lodge Charities, the Heart Association or to the family.

BAKER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Saturday, January 8, 2005

BAKER, Gregory 54, of Springfield, Ohio died Friday, January 7, 2005 in Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield.

DEARDURFF Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Saturday, January 8, 2005

DEARDURFF, John William 74 of West Liberty, Ohio died on January 5, 2005 at 11:40 a.m. in his residence. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 9 from 2-5 and 1 hour prior to the service on Monday at Kauffman-Eichholtz Funeral Home, West Liberty. Funeral January 10 at 10 a.m. in the Funeral Home.

BOGGS, DICK, MAGAW, STAPLETON Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Saturday, January 8, 2005

DICK, Rev. Richard S. 67 of Springfield went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 5, 2005 in Springfield. He was born April 12, 1937 in Hillisburg, Indiana to the late Blanche and Otto Dick. Richard worked for Sears in their tool department where he was fondly referred to as the "Tool Man." He was a member of the Church of God, graduate of Oregon Bible College, and the Vandercook School of Music in Chicago. Richard enjoyed playing with his grandchildren, wood working, being with and helping others. He is survived by his loving wife, Martha "Marty" Dick, a daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly (Jeff) Boggs of Springfield, two brothers, Otto (Marilyn) Dick Jr. and Bill (Joan) Dick, two grandchildren, Sarah and Jacob Boggs, two brothers-in-law, Dr. Milo Magaw, and Kenneth (Patricia) Stapleton, numerous family and friends. Richard is preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Betty Lorraine Magaw. Memorial service will be held Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 2:00 PM in North Hills Church of God 2950 Moorefield Dr. Springfield with Pastor Jack Hearp officiating. Richard's family will visit with family and friends one hour prior to the service in the church. Adkins Funeral Home, Enon is assisting Richard's family with his final wishes.

DIXON Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Saturday, January 8, 2005

DIXON, Larry E. 55, formerly of Springfield, Ohio went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, January 4, 2005. Larry was born on September 13, 1949 and has lived in San Antonio, Texas for the past 20 years. He was preceded in death by his father Able Dixon and a brother Richard Lee Dixon. He is survived by his Mother Reva Dixon of Springfield; two brothers Melvin Dixon of Gretna, Louisiana, William (Terri) Dixon of Springfield, Ohio; one son, DaWan Dixon of Springfield, Ohio. Services will be held in San Antonio, Texas.

CADY, DAYE-DIBBLE, GRAHAM, HAMILTON, KURTZ, MOHR, SOTOMAYER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Saturday, January 8, 2005

KURTZ, Craig G. 50, of Albany, California entered into rest January 4, 2005. A native of Springfield, Ohio. Craig is survived by his wife of 27 years, Julie Kurtz; daughters, Jacey and Alyssa Kurtz; son, Tommy Kurtz all of Albany, California; brother, Allen W. Kurtz; sister, Barbara J. Daye-Dibble, both of Savannah, Georgia; stepfather, William Sotomayer of Springfield, Ohio; aunts, Molly Mohr and Susie Hamilton; uncles, Danny and Louis Graham. Also survived by nieces and nephews, Kristy and Matthew Kurtz and Ben and Jenna Cady. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 8, 2005 at Sunset View Mortuary, Colusa and Fairmount Avenues, El Cerrito, California. Contributions suggested to the Kurtz Family Memorial Trust Fund, c/o Mechanics Bank, 801 San Pablo Avenue, Albany, California 94706.

LOWE Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Saturday, January 8, 2005

LOWE, George Herman 79, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2005 in Community Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Plattsburg Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home.

MILLER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Saturday, January 8, 2005

MILLER, James E. 56, of Springfield died Friday, January 7, 2005 in Community Hospital. Pending arrangements have been entrusted to Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home.

HARMISON, KILGORE, TUCKER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, January 9, 2005

HARMISON, Charles T. "Teddy" 55, of Springfield, Ohio, departed this life unexpectedly Monday, January 3, 2005 in Miami Valley Medical Center. He was born September 1, 1949 in Springfield, Ohio to Verne L. and Anna M. (Tucker) Harmison Sr. Teddy was a loving father and grandfather. He leaves to cherish his memory his father, Verne L. Harmison, Sr.; his loving daughter, Marie E. Harmison; one sister, Maria (Ron) Kilgore both of Springfield, Ohio; one brother, Verne (Vicki) Harmison Jr. of Woodstock, Ohio; two grandchildren, Joshua and Joseph Harmison of Springfield, Ohio; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friend, Chris Gee of Springfield, Ohio. His mother preceded him in death. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 16, 2005 from 4-4:30 p.m. at New Life Christian Church, 7016 Urbana Woodstock Pike, Cable, Ohio with the family present. Memorial service will follow the visitation at 4:30 p.m. with Pastor Wayne Taylor officiating. Upon Mr. Charles T. Harmison's wishes, he will be cremated. Services entrusted to Porter-Qualls Funeral Home.

CUSACK, HUNTER, SETTY, STOUT Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, January 9, 2005

HUNTER, Eldin Ray 77, of Belle Center died Friday, January 7, 2005 in Miami Valley Hospital following a brief illness. He was born on June 12, 1927 in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Ralph and Goldie (Stout) Hunter. Ray retired from the OK Trucking Company and was a member of the Fielding Lodge of South Charleston and also the Moose of Indian Lake. Survivors include three sons, Philip D. Hunter, Daniel R. Hunter both of Springfield and Michael W. Hunter of Springfield, Oregon; one goddaughter, Cherly Setty of Springfield; six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Edith (Cusack) Hunter in 1999 and brother, Wilbur Hunter in 1994. A gathering of family and friends will be held from Noon-1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 in Littleton and Rue Funeral Home, Springfield. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor John Pollock officiating. Burial will be in the Vernon-Asbury cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to charity of choice. You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com

ANDERSON, BROUSSARD, FERRYMAN, GILMARTIN, KISER, PEABODY, SHAW, SNYDER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, January 9, 2005

FERRYMAN, Patricia L. (Kiser) 72, of Springfield, died at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2005 in Mercy St. John's Center. She was born August 4, 1932 in Springfield, Ohio the daughter of Bernard and Mary (Gilmartin) Kiser. She retired in 1995 from Mercy Medical Center following more than 25 years of service. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 1031 Auxiliary. She was a 1952 graduate of Catholic Central High School and she also attended Clark State Community College. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Michael Anderson, Gahanna, Ohio, Lee Anne Shaw, Regina and Jeremy Snyder; five sons and spouses, David A. and Joyce Shaw, Thomas and Tammy Shaw, Donald A. Ferryman all of Springfield, James and Shirley Shaw, Oceanside, California, Michael D. Shaw, Tucson, Arizona; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Agnes and Russ Ferryman, Springfield; 13 grandchildren and spouses, David and Kierstin Shaw, Jill and Dan Broussard, Amy Anderson, Kaila Shaw, Keeley Shaw, Caitlin Shaw, Cody Marshall, Sean-Patrick Shaw, Patrick Thomas Shaw, Kevin Shaw, Alex Ferryman, Eric Peabody and Ryan Peabody; three great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews; two special friends, Bonnie Lanning and Mickey Trego both of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. "Dee" in 1982. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday in the Conroy Funeral Home Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Church. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Church or to Westerville Special Olympics, c/o 5196 Wolf Run Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43230.

ELZEY Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Saturday, January 15, 2005

Peal I. ELZEY, 89, of Springfield passed away at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2005 in Castle Knoll. Private services will be held with burial in Ferncliff Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home.

BIRT, CHANEY, HIGBEE, PATTON, PHARES, SIEGENTHALER, STEMBLE, WATSON Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Saturday, January 15, 2005

Ruth E. BIRT, 93, of Springfield, died at 3:30 p.m. January 12, 2005 in Oakwood Village. She was born in Logan County, Ohio on August 8, 1911 the daughter of Gottleib and Maude (STEMBLE) SIEGENTHALER. She retired in 1978 from Springfield City Schools after 20 years of service. She was a member of Bowlusville United Methodist Church. Ruth also was a member of Elderly United where she was an avid euchre player. Survivors include a daughter Martha A. CHANEY, Springfield; three grandchildren and spouses, Cynthia and Ronald PATTON, Stephen CHANEY, Tracey and Michael PHARES; brother-in-law, David HIGBEE, Urbana, Ohio; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several niece3s and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband Marion in 1982, two brothers Wilber and Gilbert SEGENTHALER, three sisters Margaret BIRT, Minnie WATSON and Leona HIGBEE. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Conroy Funeral Home with Rev. William Turner officiating. Visitation will begin at 12 noon. Burial will be held in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to Bowlusville United Methodist Church, 445 West County Line Road, Springfield, Ohio 45502.

GEE, HARMISON, KILGORE, TUCKER Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Saturday, January 15, 2005

Charles T. "Teddy" HARMISON, 55, of Springfield, Ohio, departed this life unexpectedly Monday, January 3, 2005 n Miami Valley Medical Center. He was born September 1, 1949 in Springfield, Ohio to Verne L. and Anna M. (TUCKER) HARMISON Sr. Teddy was a loving father and grandfather. He leaves to cherish his memory his father, Verne L. HARMISON, Sr.; his loving daughter, Marie E. HARMISON; one sister, Maria (Ron) KILGORE both of Springfield, Ohio; one brother, Verne (Vicki) HARMISON Jr. of Woodstock, Ohio; two grandchildren, Joshua and Joseph HARMISON of Springfield, Ohio; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friend, Chris GEE of Springfield, Ohio. His mother preceded him in death. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 16, 2005 from 4-4:30 p.m. at New Life Christian Church, 7016 Urbana Woodstock Pike, Cable, Ohio with the family present. Memorial services entrusted to Porter-Qualls Funeral Home.

BISHOP, CHASTAIN, HALL Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 31, 2005

BISHOP, John Russell "Russ" 83, of Springfield, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, January 29, 2005 in his residence. He was born in Wildie, Kentucky on September 21, 1921 the son of the late James and Nora (Chastain) Bishop. Russ worked for 39 years as a truck driver, retiring from Yellow Freight and having previously worked at Schaefer's Bakery. He retired from Teamsters Local 654. Russ was a member of the Moose Lodge, Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 397, and the Union Club. He was an avid boater and fisherman. Survivors include four children and their spouses, James R. Bishop and his companion, Dorothy of Cedarville, Donald G. and Rene Bishop of Springfield, Betty and Tim Hall of Springfield, and George R. and Rita Bishop of Springfield; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In his passing, Russ joins his beloved wife of 47 years, Betty (Riggle) as well as several brothers and sisters. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Litttleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. You may express condolences to the family at www.litttletonandrue.com.

BRUST, CASEY, HALEY, HOLLINGSWORTH, HUGHEL, LEE, SIRATT, STOLL, THORNTON, VEST Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 31, 2005

HUGHEL, Betty J. 81, of Springfield, died at 9:25 p.m. Saturday January 29, 2005 in Hospice of Dayton. She was born in Springfield on September 6, 1923 the daughter of John D. and Ruth L. (Haley) Casey. She retired from the dietary department at Mercy Medical Center in 1990 after 12 1/2 years of service. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law John and Pam Hughel; two sisters and brothers-in-law Patty and Pete Siratt and Ruth and Don Lee; brother and sister-in-law William and Joanne Casey, all of Springfield; four granddaughters, Melissa Stoll, Melinda Vest, Lisa Thornton and Beth Hollingsworth; ten great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband William in 1977; a brother John Casey; and sister Mary Brust. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday in Conroy Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Bernard Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to your favorite charity.

ARMER, BAYLISS, GABRIEL, GEARHART, MCGEE, THOMPSON, WILSON Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 31, 2005

McGEE, Helen L. (Gearhart) 87, of Springfield, died Saturday afternoon, January 29, 2005 in Heartland of Springfield. She was born in Springfield on January 1, 1918 the daughter of the late George E. and Edna V. (Gabriel) Gearhart. Survivors include six children and their spouses, Jim McGee, Vicki and Ron Bayliss, Jerry and Nancy McGee, Bill and Jackie McGee, Kathy Thompson, and Jeff McGee, all of Springfield; sixteen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Gearhart of Springfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding Helen in death were her husband, Eldon "Art" McGee in 1993; a daughter, Sandra Pierce Wilson in 1999; one sister, Phyllis Armer; two brothers, Emery and Clinton Gearhart; and a daughter-in-law, Phyllis McGee in 2004. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday in the Litttleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Reverend Gene Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Terre Haute Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Smilin' Bob Memorial Heart Attack Fund, 350 N. Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio, 45502. You may express condolences to the family at www.litttletonandrue.com.

BRUST, CASEY, HALEY, HOLLINGSWORTH, HUGHEL, LEE, SIRATT, STOLL, THORNTON, VEST Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 31, 2005

HUGHEL, Betty J. 81, of Springfield, died at 9:25 p.m. Saturday January 29, 2005 in Hospice of Dayton. She was born in Springfield on September 6, 1923 the daughter of John D. and Ruth L. (Haley) Casey. She retired from the dietary department at Mercy Medical Center in 1990 after 12 1/2 years of service. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law John and Pam Hughel; two sisters and brothers-in-law Patty and Pete Siratt and Ruth and Don Lee; brother and sister-in-law William and Joanne Casey, all of Springfield; four granddaughters, Melissa Stoll, Melinda Vest, Lisa Thornton and Beth Hollingsworth; ten great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband William in 1977; a brother John Casey; and sister Mary Brust. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday in Conroy Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Bernard Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to your favorite charity. Published in the Springfield News-Sun from 1/31/2005 - 2/1/2005.


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