ANSLEY, Gary Lee 53, of Enon passed away Saturday, January 29, 2005 in Anderson, Indiana. He was born December 11, 1951 in Bellefontaine to Loretta Ansley of Enon and the late Gayford L. Ansley. Gary retired from the Greenon Local School District after 22 years of service and was an Army Veteran. He was a member of Byron Church, and loved to go fishing. Gary is survived by his mother, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sue (Mike) Miller of Riverside, Ohio, Debbie (Ronnie) Nester of Jeffersonville, Kentucky, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack (Becky) Ansley of Pleasant Hill, Ohio, David (Carolyn) Ansley of Anderson, Indiana, a special friend, Sharon Taylor of Springfield, numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, and a brother, Robert Ansley. Funeral Service will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, 2005 in Byron Church, Fairborn with Reverend H. Wesley Barnhill officiating. Burial will follow the service in Enon Cemetery, Enon. Gary's family will receive visitors 5-8 p.m. Tuesday in Adkins Funeral Home, 7055 Dayton Road Enon.
GLENN, Minnie Jane 93, of Springfield died at 1:03 a.m. on Monday in Eaglewood Care Center. She was born in Clark County, Ohio on September 1, 1911 the daughter of Edward and Cora (Sheridan) Irons. For many years she and her late husband, James T. "Jimmy" Glenn owned and operated Glenn's Cafe` in Springfield. She was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church. Survivors include one daughter and spouse, Maureen (Thomas J.) Grady, Springfield; three grandchildren and spouses, Michael Charters, Anne (Ceferino) Cata and Elaine (Douglas) Lunne; six great-grandchildren, Michael, Emily and Andrew Cata and Caroline, John and Marie Lunne; a number of nieces and nephews; and one son-in-law, Michael T. Charters. She was preceded in death by her husband James T. in 1957; two brothers, Roy and Raymond; four sisters, Nellie Ross, Lillie Stottlemyer, Daisey Morris and Edna Virginia Gannon; and a dear friend, Florence Charters. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Teresa Church. Visitation will be an hour and a half prior beginning at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Catholic Central High School Foundation or to Clark State Community College Foundation. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the skilled care unit of Eaglewood Care Center. The family is being served by the Conroy Funeral Home.
KNAGGS, Mildred I. 99, of Springfield, Ohio passed away Saturday, January 29, 2005 at Mercy Medical Center. She was born December 8, 1905 in Springfield the daughter of the late Charles J. and Gertrude (McKinley) Hay. She is survived by a daughter, Joyce Matthews of Springfield; a son, Chuck Knaggs of Vinton, Ohio; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Knaggs; a daughter Charlotte; son-in-law, Horace R. Matthews. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, New Carlisle, Ohio. Arrangements by the Trostel, Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle, Ohio.
GLENN, Minnie Jane 93, of Springfield died at 1:03 a.m. on Monday in Eaglewood Care Center. She was born in Clark County, Ohio on September 1, 1911 the daughter of Edward and Cora (Sheridan) Irons. For many years she and her late husband, James T. "Jimmy" Glenn owned and operated Glenn's Cafe` in Springfield. A talented seamstress, she was employed by Dorothy's (Hopping) Bridal Shop and enjoyed doing alterations for friends and family. She was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church. Survivors include one daughter and spouse, Maureen (Thomas J.) Grady, Springfield; three grandchildren and spouses, Michael Glenn Charters, Anne (Ceferino) Cata and Elaine (Douglas) Lunne; six great-grandchildren, Michael, Emily and Andrew Cata and Caroline, John and Marie Lunne; a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband James T. in 1957; son-in-law, Michael T. Charters; two brothers, Roy and Raymond; four sisters, Nellie Ross, Lillie Stottlemyer, Daisey Morris and Edna Virginia Gannon; and a dear friend, Florence Charters. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Teresa Church. Visitation will be an hour and a half-prior beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Conroy Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Catholic Central High School Foundation or to Clark State Community College Foundation. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the skilled care unit of Eaglewood Care Center.
KNAGGS, Mildred I. 99, of Springfield, Ohio passed away Saturday, January 29, 2005 at Mercy Medical Center. She was born December 8, 1905 in Springfield the daughter of the late Charles J. and Gertrude (McKinley) Hay. She is survived by a daughter, Joyce Matthews of Springfield; a son, Chuck Knaggs of Vinton, Ohio; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Knaggs; a daughter Charlotte; son-in-law, Horace R. Matthews. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, New Carlisle, Ohio. Arrangements by the Trostel, Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle, Ohio. Published in the Springfield News-Sun on 2/1/2005.
KRISTOFF, Stephen 62, of Lake Mary, Florida, passed away January 26, 2005 in Altamonte Springs, Florida. He was born in Springfield, Ohio to Alexander and Evdokea (Petroff) Kristoff. He was a salesman in the Auto Industry. He is survived by his son, Stephen S. Kristoff of Winter Park, Florida; daughter, Melissa K. (Michael L.) Lang of Clermont, Florida; grandchildren, Tyler C. and Cheyna A. Bryant; a brother, Asen Kristoff of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted Friday, February 4, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel at Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield, Ohio. Published in the Springfield News-Sun on 2/1/2005.
CURTIS, Jack Arlan 53, of Springfield went to be with the Lord Monday, January 31, 2005 following a lengthy illness. He was born on October 11, 1951 in Portsmouth, Virginia, the son of William J. and Ellen (Kimball) Curtis. Jack was a veteran of the United States Army 82nd Airborne and served our country proudly as a medic during The Vietnam War. He and his family attended Maiden Lane Church of God, and recently The First Christian Church. Jack enjoyed golf, softball, listening to music and spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Vickie (Farmer) Curtis; his parents; step- mom, Sandy Curtis of Springfield; a daughter, Kaitlin Curtis; two sons, Jacob and Bradley Curtis; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Anna Gordon (Ted Davis) of Columbus, Dawn Malloy of Bellefontaine, Rubie and Craig Taseff of Springfield, Susan and Tim Howard of Enon and Barbara and David Katalinic of Columbus; three brothers and sister-in-law Tom and Debbie Curtis of Springfield, William Curtis of West Virginia, and Chris Curtis of North Dakota; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Pamela Curtis, grandmother, Ethel Bowsher and an uncle, M. C. Elkins. A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday from 5-8 p.m. in Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the First Christian Church 313 West High Street, Springfield, with Pastor Craig Grammer officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Interfaith Hospitality Network, 501 West High Street, Springfield, Ohio 45506. You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com
BUTLER, Jay S. "Bud" 65, formerly of Springfield passed away at 10:01 p.m. Sunday, January 30, 2005 in Madison County Hospital. He was born August 3, 1939 in Springfield the son of Jay S. and Loretta Mae (Case) Butler, Sr. Mr. Butler was a veteran of the United States Army and was an avid fisherman and hunter. Survivors include one sister, Shirley A. Ball, London; one brother, Ronald (Brenda Warren) Butler, Enon; nieces and nephews, Karen Ball, Teresa Powell, Rick Butler, Beth Tamborski and Jill Ponti. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Bob, Jack, Fred and Bill Butler and one sister, Jane Holderby. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Farmer officiating. Friends may call for one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery.
MURRELL, Dale 74, beloved husband, father, and the greatest grandfather passed away January 31, 2005. He was born August 26, 1930 in Xenia, Ohio to the parents of Pearl "Newt" and Helen (Rockafield) Murrell. He served 36 years of military service from 1950 to 1954 active duty with the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and the remaining years was with the Air National Guard at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport from which he retired in June 1986. Shortly after retirement he co-owned and operated Professional Greens Aeration for several years. He attended the First Baptist Church of Xenia and was a member of the WGC Golf Course of Xenia where he played actively in a foursome with his buddies Bob Sanders, JR Lawrence, and Ed Stroud. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carole L. (Claar) Murrell; his daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Charles E. Frye Jr. of Rockwall, Texas; his grandson, Joshua William of Orlando, Florida; his granddaughter, Nicole Louise of Rockwall, Texas; his sister, Mary Elizabeth Rector of Xenia; his sister and brother-in-law, Martha Jane and Kenneth White of Xenia; his brother, Dwight Murrell of Xenia; his sister-in-law, Selva Murrell of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Roger Lee Murrell; his son, Richard Dale Murrell; his brother, Garland Eugene Murrell; his brother-in-law, Henry (Hank) Rector; and his sister-in-law, Cletis Jane Murrell. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 4, 2005 at the Neeld Funeral Home, 1276 North Detroit Street, Xenia with Rev. E.M. Wardle officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of William Bale Murrell to the Hospice of Dayton. Published in the Springfield News-Sun on 2/2/2005.
WILSON, Robert McCartney 81, of Tipp City, Ohio died Monday, January 31, 2005 at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Colleen Wilson and his mothe, Gladys Gray. Robert was born in Springfield, Ohio on December 21, 1923. He is survived by his eight children and their spouses, Susan Harris of Clermont, Florida, Kathleen and William Dupree of Cincinnati, Ohio, James Wilson of Troy, Ohio, Elizabeth Kimbler of Kettering, Ohio, Cynthia Dillard of Cincinnati, Ohio, Rebecca Bruno of Port Charlotte, Florida, Margaret and Brian Bush of Liberty Township, Ohio and Carolyn and James Price of Vandalia, Ohio. He is also survived by two sisters, Patricia Yannucci of Springfield, Ohio and Joan Vieira of Perrysburg, Ohio and one brother, Gerald Wilson of F. Pierce, Florida. In addition, Robert is survived by 12 loving grandchildren, Dana, Karen, Billy, Lori, Joseph, Nate, Erin, Colleen, Zachary, Jake, JJ and Eliza, as well as one great-grandchild, Jessica. Robert served in the Army Air Corp. with the Second Air Commando Group, 327th Airborne Squadron during World War II. He was stationed in Burma, India. He is retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base and Troy Public Schools. Robert was a friend of Bill W. and volunteered over 29 years of his time to assist people struggling with addictions. Robert was an avid reader, sports fan and enjoyed photographing his family. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 4, 2005 at Frings And Bayliff Funeral Home, 327 West Main Street, Tipp City, Ohio 45371. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. in the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City. Contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, c/o Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home. Published in the Springfield News-Sun on 2/2/2005.
YATES, Smith A. "Smitty" 79, of Springfield, Ohio passed away in his residence on Monday, January 31, 2005 at 7:45 a.m. He was born on April 4, 1925 in Springfield, Ohio to the union of William and Mary Jane (Ragland) Yates. Smith attended Springfield City Schools. He was employed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, later enlisting in the United States Army and serving his country from 1942 to 1946 receiving an Honorable Discharge. As a self-employed masonry contractor, he was well known in the Southwestern Ohio area. He was a member of Greater First Baptist Church and later moved his membership to Highlight Baptist Church. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved and devoted wife of 59 years, Annie P. (David) Yates; a daughter, Min. Carolyn J. Jeffries; a son, Deputy Eugene Yates; a sister, Betty Copher all of Springfield, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Lisa McPherson, Master Sergeant Roger (Stacy) Brown, Martin Yates, Anthony (Holly) Jeffries, Rochelle (Ryan) Wilcox, Matthew Yates, Asiah Jeffries and Walter Yates; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; six sisters-in-law, Rozzie Turner, Christer B. Carpenter, Eliza Blanchard, Margie Davis, Constance Yates all of Springfield, Ohio and Darlene Yates of Pittsburgh, California; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. His parents, five brothers, William, Oliver, Horace, Paul and Thomas, two sisters, Virginia and Pauline preceded him death. Visitation will be held Thursday, February, 3, 2005 from 1-4 p.m. at Porter-Qualls Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel and 5-7 p.m. at Greater First Baptist Church, 1001 West Perrin Avenue, Springfield, Ohio with the family present at 6 p.m. Funeral services will follow visitation at 7 p.m. with Rev. Dewitt Means Jr. officiating. Burial will be held on Friday, February 4, 2005 in Rose Hill Burial Park at 10:30 a.m. The processional will form at 10 a.m. at Porter-Qualls Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel. Services entrusted to Porter-Qualls Funeral Home.
FUNK, Kathy L. (Baker) 55, of Ballantine Pike, Springfield, died Tuesday at her residence. Kathy was a member of the Order of Eastern Star 429 Arcanum, a member of Moose Lodge, Greenville, and a 1967 graduate of Arcanum High School. Kathy is survived by her husband Alan D. Funk, two daughters Courtney L. Funk and Tiffany L. Funk both at home, two sons Robert Cates of Greenville, Donald (Shanna) Cates of Greenville, three step children, Lisa (Robert) Evans of Tremont City, Jennifer (Mark) Meisse of Springfield, Jason (Laura) Funk of Xenia; nine grandchildren, six step grandchildren; her father Albert L. (Barbara) Baker Sr. of Arcanum; two sisters Laura (Charles) Reed of Old Town, Florida, Melissa (Ed) Morrison of Rossburg; four brothers Albert L. (Jane) Baker Jr. of Clayton, Michael (Joan) Baker and Jeff (Jodie) Baker both of Jacksonville, Florida, Gary (Delia) Baker of Greenville; former daughters-in-law Dieonne Haler, Viva Schrader and LuAnn Mann. Kathy's mother Donna L. (Newell) Baker and son Kenneth Cates preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, February 4, 2005 at the Kreitzer Funeral Home in Arcanum. Pastor Bill Loudermilk and Pastor Floyd Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Ithaca Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home.
ROUTSON, Patrick M. 38, of Piqua, Ohio died Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at 1:15 a.m. at Friends Care Center in Yellow Springs. He was born February 9, 1966 in Troy, Ohio to Thomas and Barbara (Hoban) Routson. Patrick married Amiee (Merritt) Routson in 1994; she survives. Mr. Routson is also survived by his parents, Thomas and Barbara Routson of Piqua; two sons, Patrick M. Routson, Jr. and Andrew B. Routson both of Dayton; two brothers, Nicholas Routson of Phoenix, Arizona and Jeffrey Routson of Troy and two sisters, Jolaine Routson of Piqua and Bridget Lichtinger of Syracuse, New York. He graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1984. Patrick served our country for nine years in the United States Army; serving during the Gulf War. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 10 a.m. at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua with Fr. Thomas Grilliot officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Piqua with full military honors by the VETS. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends Care Center, 105 East Herman Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387. Condolences may be expressed to the family through www.melcher-sowers.com
SAUM, Edith H. Powell 91 of Lake Wales, Florida formerly of Springfield died Saturday, January 29, 2005. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on April 20, 1913, the daughter of Walter H. and Minnie (Mefford) Shroyer. Edith retired from the Nisley Shoe Company in 1971 with 28 years of service and moved to Orlando, Florida in 1972. She was a member of St. Paul Presbyterian Church in Orlando, Florida and the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 426. Edith was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband Walter Powell and her second husband Harold Saum; brothers Elbert, Earl, and Robert Shroyer and sisters Florence Hildebrand, Ruth Greaves, and Laura Click. She is survived by three brothers Howard and Lena Shroyer of Lake Wales, Florida, Walter and Kay Shroyer of Springfield, and William and Janet Shroyer of Phoenix, Arizona; and one sister Mary Jane and Jay McFarland of Springfield; eleven nieces and fourteen nephews and several great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday, February 4, 2005 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home. Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the Memorial Home with Minister Mike Surgenor of Springfield Church of Christ officiating. Burial to follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions are requested to your favorite charity.
COMPTON, John Foster "Jeff" III 56, of Springfield, died Wednesday at his residence. He was born in Springfield, Ohio on October 16, 1948 the son of John Foster Compton, Jr. and Kathryn L. (Roberts) Arthur. He had been employed as a teacher for Xenia Community Schools for a number of years. Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife, Tamara (Minna); two sons, Austin M. and Adam M. Compton, all of Springfield; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special cousin, Richard A. Compton. Private services will be held Saturday in the Conroy Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the donor's favorite charity.
HINES, Gregory Earl 45, of Springfield died Thursday, February 3, 2005 in Eaglewood Care Center. He was born October 9, 1959 in Springfield, Ohio, the son of William M. Hines and Joan (Dubie) Ferrell. Greg was an avid Cleveland Browns fan and loved bowling and swimming. He graduated from Town and Country in June of 1980. Survivors include his father and stepmother, William and Fran Hines of Springfield; mother and stepfather, Joan (Dubie) and Donald Ferrell of Springfield; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael and Elena Hines of Jacksonville, Florida and Jeffrey and Brenda Hines of Springfield; grandparents, Fred and Hazel Sparks of Springfield; four stepbrothers, Dan Holbrook of Columbus, Ohio, Chris Carroll of Greenville, Ohio, Steve Ferrell of Springfield and Todd Ferrell of Bartlett, Tennessee; one stepsister, Pamela Campbell of Logan, West Virgina; numerous aunties, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Earl and Jemma Dubie. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 12:30 p.m. in The Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints, 4400 Derr Road, Springfield, with Bishop Bailey officiating. Burial will be in the Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 2436 Lexington Ave. Springfield, Ohio 45505. You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com.
LAWRENCE, Richard T. "Dick" 75, of Springfield, died Wednesday morning, February 2, 2005 in his residence following several years of failing health. He was born in Springfield on May 8, 1929 the son of Irvin W. and Helen B. (West). Dick served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. After the war, he graduated from Wittenberg University. He worked at GMAC for 19+ years and then retired as a loan officer from National City Bank after 20 years of service. He recently worked as a courier for Bill Marine Auto Sales. He was a past president of the Northridge Baseball Commission and a former member of the Northridge Lions Club. He was a member of Anthony Lodge 455 Free and Accepted Masons, Scottish Rite, Antioch Shrine, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 397, and the Union Club. Dick enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and supporting Northeastern High School sports and the Iowa State University Cyclones. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Paula L. (Ray); three children, Tori and E.A. Weeks of London and their children, Taylor Gueth, Eddie Weeks, Erich Weeks, and Sarah (John) Van Malderen and their son, Landon; Brett and Cheryl Lawrence of Eldora, Iowa and their son, Bridger Lawrence; and ReDawn and Sharm Sisler of Nevada, Iowa and their sons, Kaeden and Conner. He is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Mari Ann and Bill Wright of Bradenton, Florida; sister-in-law, Alta Lou Miller of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his son, R. Errick Lawrence who died while serving aboard the U.S.S. Iowa on April 19, 1989 and a brother-in-law, R. Glenn Miller. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Funeral Homewith Chaplain Keith Rhoden officiating. Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Errick Lawrence Memorial Baseball Scholarship Fund, c/o National City Bank, 4 West Main Street, Springfield, Ohio, 45502. You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com.
CRIST, Ryan Reid 31, of Springfield passed away unexpectedly Thursday, February 3, 2005 due to an automobile accident. He was born in Fairborn, Ohio on February 22, 1973. He is survived by his father, Charles R. Crist, Jr. and Gail McKinley; his mother, Jackie (Reid) Crist and Bill Matthews; brother, Shawn Crist and Sara Harold; sister, Robyn (Crist) Taylor; nephews and nieces, Travis and Tyler Jones and Jon and Jamie Taylor; paternal grandparents, Charles R. and Phyllis Crist, Sr.; maternal grandmother, Betty Reid and several uncles, aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, William Reid and cousin, Andrew Reid. Ryan had a love of golf and participated in several area dart leagues. He had a love of family and his friends. His special gift was being an organ donor. Friends may call Sunday, February 6, 2005 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home, North Limestone Street, Springfield, A Dignity Memorial Provider. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 7, 2005 at 1 p.m. in the Funeral Homewith Rev. Marvin Wiseman officiating. Burial will follow in Vale Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Special Wish Foundation in Ryan's memory.
BRUST, Shirley Rive 81, formerly of Springfield, died Thursday morning, February 3, 2005, in her home in Battle Creek, Michigan following an extended illness. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on September 25, 1923 the daughter of the late Joyce Parker and Mildred (Boyer) Moul. Mrs. Brust was a homemaker and a life-long member of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church and later Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church of Springfield. She married her husband, Philip D. Brust, on April 27, 1944. They were married for fifty-four years until his death in 1998. Survivors include her daughter, Monika Lacazette of State College, Pennsylvania; her son, Philip Brust of Jefferson, Georgia; her sister, Joyce Graham of Battle Creek, Michigan, seven grandchildren, Kurt, David, Karl, Philip, and Alexandra Brust, Mirabai de Monchy, and Nikolas Lacazette, and one great-grandchild, Philip Kurt Brust. Her husband, Philip D. Brust, and her son, Karl David Brust, preceded her in death. A gathering of family and friends will be held one hour prior to the funeral service that will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, February 7, 2005 at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, 712 North Fountain Avenue, Springfield. Pastor William McKee will officiate. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. The family is being served by Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield. You may express condolences at www.littletonandrue.com
MUNCY, Iva Lucinda 57, of Springfield passed away at 6:40 p.m., Thursday, February 3, 2005 in Community Hospital. She was born June 18, 1947 in Dayton the daughter of Ivan Leonard and Lottie (Goins) Jacobs. Mrs. Muncy was a member of the Church of God, the Eagles and the Gold Moose Club. Survivors include her husband of 32 years Ray Muncy; three children, Christopher R. Muncy, Steve I. Muncy and Janna M. Muncy all of Springfield; five grandchildren, Kylee, Anastasia, Alisha, Katlin and Brandilyn; four sisters, Carol (Donald) Wise Sr., Charlene Rice, Delia Dishon and Mary (James) Flack, Springfield; two brother, Robert (Kathy) Jacobs, Springfield and William Jacobs, London and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Betty Mitchell. Friends may call in the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Funeral Home with Pastor Raymond Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park.
WINTERS, Kari Ann Zimmerman of Springfield, died Monday, January 31, 2005. She was born March 9, 1927 in Springfield, the daughter of John L. and Kari N. Zimmerman. Kari graduated from Wittenberg College. She retired after a career as a school teacher for the Mad River Green Local School District, teaching first at Enon Elementary, then Hustead Middle School. Kari Ann was a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church, Gamma Phi Beta Social Sorority and the Woman's Town Club in Springfield. She is survived by one brother and his wife, John L. and Norma (Hanley) Zimmerman III of Birmingham, Alabama; one nephew, John L. Zimmerman IV and his wife Silvia (Fontana) of Hackensack, New Jersey; two nieces, Laura L. Zimmerman of Las Vegas, Nevada and Jennifer L. Zimmerman of Cullman, Alabama and numerous cousins. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, with Pastor James Christian, officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Animal Welfare League, 6330 Willowdale Road, Springfield, Ohio 45502. The light of God surrounds me; The love of God enfolds me; The power of God protects me; The presence of God watches over me. Wherever I am, God is. She is not gone, she is just away. Published in the Springfield News-Sun from 2/2/2005 - 2/3/2005.
DEADY, Mary E. 86, of Springfield died at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday in Villa Springfield. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on June 28, 1918 the daughter of John and Mary (Hornberger) Zugelder. She retired in 1981 from the R&M Company after a number of years of service. She was a member of the St. Teresa Catholic Church and R&M Retirement Club. Survivors include seven children and spouses, Barbara and Jim Weikert of Springfield, Larry and Lorna Deady of Pasadena, California, Bob and Kitty Deady of Lenexa Kansas; B. Ann Michael of Houston, Texas, Tom and Sandy Deady of Hicksville, Ohio, Dan Deady of Springfield and Pete (Lori) Deady of Oroville, California; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Norma Zugelder, Jack and Frieda Zugelder and Bill and Dorothy Zugelder all of Springfield; 18 grandchildren, Kathleen and Paul (Norma) Weikert, Timothy, Donald, Colleen, Steve (Missy) and Julie Deady, Douglas (Kelly Sullivan) and David Deady, Susan (David) Burgett, Jon and Todd Michael, Ben and Elizabeth Deady, Jeremy Lee, John Lucas and James Isaac Deady, Jacob Hemrick Deady; 10 great grandchildren, Shannon Weikert, Adam K. (Rachael) and Anthony J. Jordan, Christian Neely, Jessica and Charles Van Antwerp, Felicia and Dorotha Deady, Lauren Mary Deady and Emerson Paige Burgett; three great great grandchildren, Lathyn A. Jordan, Madilyn R. Jordan and Reginauld D. Thomas and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack H. Deady in 1999. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Monday in the Conroy Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Teresa Church. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd. Street, Suite 1100, New York, New York 10016.
FLOYD, James L. 66, formerly of Springfield, went to be home with his Lord on February 4, 2005 in his residence in Edinburgh, Indiana following a courageous battle with cancer. He was a 1956 graduate of Springfield High School and attended Wittenberg University. He was born on September 13, 1938 in Springfield, Ohio the son of Wesley and Rosa (Kirby) Floyd. He is survived by his faithful and loving wife of 45 years, Kathleen (Yeazell); sons and daughter-in-law, James A. and Karla Floyd, Springfield; Jeffery Floyd, Davison, Michigan; daughter Nicole Floyd, Ocala Florida; two grandchildren, Destiny Estep, Springfield and Liam Floyd, Davison, Michigan; sister and brother-in-law Frieda and James Bowen, Springfield; brother and sister-in-law John and Doris Floyd, Urbana, Ohio and several nieces and nephews. Jim was an industrious and tireless worker who had the unique ability to analyze and solve problems and communicate with people. He enjoyed mentoring those that worked with him. He was admired by both his employers and those that worked with him. This is indicated by the fact that he worked for Combustion Engineering (formerly Bauer Brothers) on three different occasions, twice at International Truck and Engine having worked in Springfield, Fort Wayne, Chicago and Wagner, Oklahoma where he was project manager for the building of the Wagner Oklahoma truck plant. He held several managerial positions throughout the International Corporation. He was employed by the Walker Division of Tenneco, twice holding several managerial positions in Newark, Ohio and Culver, Indiana and as a consultant in Racine, Wisconsin. He was project manager for their new plant in Culver. He also served as Director of Engineering for Bentler Stamping in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At the time of his death he was serving as plant manager for Pridgen Clay Stamping plant in Franklin, Indiana after having held engineering management positions at Pridgen Clay Headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jim had a love of quarter horses and golf in his free time. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Monday in the Conroy Funeral Home and 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday in Southgate Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Eric Mounts and Ken Floyd officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Hospice of your choice.
BAIRD, Francis Willard "Woody" 91, of Springfield died Thursday, February 3, 2005 in Good Shepherd Village. He was born in Springfield, Ohio on October 28, 1913, the son of Milton and Flory (Neer) Baird. Woody retired from the Morris Bean Company in Yellow Springs and later the Landmark Village Apartments in Fairborn. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 49 years, Ethel (White) in 1986; brothers Carl, Donald, Howard, Roland, Herbert and sister Florence Hines. He is survived by his daughter and son in law Lois and Charles Fremder Jr. and his son and daughter in law Alan and Carol Baird all of Springfield; Five grandchildren and their spouses: Rick and Dawn Fremder, Gary and Cheryl Baird, Sheila and Joe Dunn, Shari Wilson and Teresa Fremder; 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Monday, February 7, 2005 from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. in the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home with Rev. Dennis Moritz officiating. Burial to follow in Vernon-Asbury Cemetery. In lieu of the usual remembrances, memorial contributions are requested to the charity of your choice. The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to the staff of Good Shepherd Village for their loving care given to our father during his stay.
SCHULER, Theodore A. "Ted" 64, of Springfield, died Friday morning, February 4, 2005 in Community Hospital. He was born in Springfield on March 29, 1940 the son of John and Dorothy (Sweitzer) Schuler. Ted was a partner with his brothers, Dan and Larry in Schuler's Bakery which was started by their father. He enjoyed bow hunting for deer, archery, golf, flying, and gardening. He was a member of Anthony Lodge 455 Free and Accepted Masons. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Toby Schuler of Urbana; two daughters, Terri Arnold of Springfield and Tonya Lyons and her fiance', John Bailey of Columbus; a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Robert Warren of Springfield; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dan and Sherry Schuler and Larry and Joan Schuler all of Springfield; eight grandchildren, Joel Schuler, Desiree Nangle, Josh Schuler, Ashley Arnold, Joey Arnold, Josh Bailey, Nick Bailey, and Alison Lyons; many nieces and nephews; and many dear friends and loyal employees of the bakery. His parents preceded him in death. At Ted's request, no services or visitation will be observed. The Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield is serving the family. You may express condolences to the family at www.litttletonandrue.com.
FINNEGAN, Ronald E. 71, of Springfield, Ohio passed away 6 p.m. Saturday, February 5, 2005 in Villa Springfield. He was born in Springfield, Ohio on December 27, 1933 the son of Walter and Ruth (Campbell) Finnegan. Ron had worked in the local restaurant industry for 30 years and later retired as a school bus driver with Northeastern Local Schools after 15 years of service. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and enjoyed many years of antiquing with his wife, Freda. Ron was a very special father and grandfather and is survived by his daughter and son in law, Kathy and Bob Sample, of Springfield; two granddaughters, Jamie Flax and Mandy (Dave) Platfoot, of Columbus, Ohio; four sisters and spouses, Betty and Donald Bush, Lima, Ohio, Patty and Gene Thomas, Dorothy and Morris Sine, Springfield, Ohio, and Sue and Robert Chandler, Greenville, Ohio; three brothers and spouses, Walter and Mary Finnegan, Jr., Charles and Wilma Finnegan and Richard and Billie Finnegan all of Springfield and numerous nieces, nephews and his loving dog, Murphy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Freda in 2001, a sister, Helen Martin and three brothers, Robert, James and Stanley. Friends may call in the Conroy Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Funeral Home with Rev. John Pollock officiating. Entombment will be in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the Diabetes Association. The family would like to extend a special appreciation to the staff of Villa Springfield and the Springfield Dialysis Center.
Jones, Mary Helen 78, died Saturday, February 5, 2005 after a long struggle with strokes and seizures. She was born October 27, 1926 in Erlanger, Kentucky the daughter of the late Charles andFrances (Fishback) Stephens. She graduated from Elementary and High School in Erlanger, and from the Cincinnati Bible Seminary with a BSL degree, intending to teach in church and direct Vacation Bible Schools, not only where she was a member, but in other churches as well. She worked with churches in Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, and Oklahoma. Mary Stephens married Pastor Ray L. Jones on September 8, 1948, and served with him in churches located in Milford, Medway, Springfield, New Carlisle, and Huber Heights - all in Ohio. In these churches she taught children's classes, women's groups, and Vacation Bible School. She was a mentor to younger women, and organized a senior's ministry at First Christian Church in Huber Heights, which she led until her stroke in 2002. One of her most encouraging ministries was in writing letters to the sick, shut-ins, hospitalized and bereaved. For 10 years she worked at Dayview Care Center, first as an aid, and then as an Activity Director until she retired. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Ray Jones, of New Carlisle, Ohio; five children: Steven Jones, of Nashville, Tennessee, Linda Stone, of Okeechobee, Florida, Phil Jones, of Burlington, Kentucky, Carol Hill, of Anaheim, California, and Daniel Jones, of Las Vegas, Nevada; thirteen grandchildren; her sister, Margaret Stoltz, of Mountain View, California, and two nieces. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her Brother, Sister, and two nephews. Visitation and viewing will be held Tuesday, February 8, 5:00 till 8:00 p.m. at the Trostel, Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home, 507 West Jefferson Street, New Carlisle, Ohio. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, February 9, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lake Ave. Christian Church, 1101 West Lake Avenue, New Carlisle, Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 6114 Fishburg Road., Huber Heights, Ohio, care of I.D.E.S.
POWERS, Georgie F. 93, of South Vienna died Sunday, February 6, 2005 in Sharonview Nursing Home, South Vienna. She was born in Waterloo, Ohio on July 22, 1911 the daughter of Jacob and Martha Ellen (Miller) Clarkston. She was a member of the South Solon Church of Christ in Christian Union. She is survived by three sons, Arnold and Patty Miller, Michael and Maureen Powers and Marlin and Suntok Powers; daughter, Loretta and Elton Bonham; 12 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; a sister, Janie Westbrook and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Oren M. Powers; son, Marvin Powers and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the Ingling Williams Funeral Home, South Charleston with Rev. Charles Wertz officiating, visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will follow in South Solon Cemetery.
SHOUVLIN Jr., Daniel R. 85, of Springfield, Ohio, died at 10:55 a.m. Saturday, February 5, 2005 in Oakwood Village. He was born in Springfield, Ohio, December 8, 1919 to Daniel R. and Catherine (Garrett) Shouvlin. Mr. Shouvlin graduated from Catholic Central High School, the University of Notre Dame and Harvard University Business School. He was a World War II United States Navy Veteran holding the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He retired as president of Combustion Engineering, formerly Bauer Brothers, after 31 years. He was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, former chairman of the board of Mercy Hospital. In 1994 Mr. Shouvlin was inducted into the local Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, was past chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio Manufacturers Association and the Clark County Republican Party. Survivors include three children and spouse, Daniel R. Shouvlin, III, David P. Shouvlin of Columbus, Ohio and Barbara and Steven Walters, Powell, Ohio and two grandchildren, Erin Kathleen and Wesley Robert Walters. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara in 1994, a sister, Patricia Bolz and a brother, Roger J. Shouvlin. Friends may call in the Conroy Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Teresa Catholic Church. Burial in St. Bernard Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Catholic Central High School Foundation or the Springfield Foundation.
EVILSIZOR, Lewis M., Sr. Age 82 of Vandalia, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2005 at the Heartland of Miamisburg after a lengthy illness. He was born January 17, 1923 in Springfield, OH, son of the late Marshall & Maud L. Evilsizor. Lewis was a retired pipe fitter from Plumber & Pipe Fitters Local #162 of Dayton and was a former employee of Adams-Robinson Construction Co. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WW II. Lewis was a member of the St. Christopher Catholic Church, C.C.C. Alumni Chapter #122, American Legion Post #668, AmVets Post #99, VFW Post #9582, Spring Valley Senior Center, Bellefontaine Senior Center and the St. Joseph Island, Canada Fishing Club. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rita M. Evilsizor in 1996 and 4 sisters. Lewis is survived by his wife. Mary E. Evilsizor; 1 son, Lewis M. Evilsizor Jr. & friend Catharine of AZ; 2 daughters, Sandie & husband, Terry Jones of Lebanon, and Tanya & husband, Carl Rice of Kettering; half-brother, Donnie Evilsizor; 6 grandchildren, Erich, Damian, Stacey & husband, Brian, Michael & wife, Corinne, Lisa & Kari; 2 great-grandchildren, Zachary and Andrew; 2 step-daughters, Scarlett & husband, John Kinney, Nancy & husband, Gayle Bradds; 3 step-grandchildren, Troy, Griffin & Nathan; 4 step-great-grandchildren, Miranda, Kyra, Kimber, and Addison and many other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, February 17, at the St. Christopher Catholic Church, 401 E. National Rd., Vandalia with Fr. Francis Keferl officiating. Burial Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, 139 S. Dixie Dr., Vandalia on Wednesday evening from 5-8 pm. If so desired, contributions may be made to the U.S.O., the World War II Memorial Fund or the American Cancer Society in Lewis's memory.
Auctioneer Glenn Weikert Dies At 83, Services Set For 2 P.M. Saturday Here Glen WEIKERT, 83, of 3856 Old Columbus rd., and auctioneer who had sold registered livestock at sales throughout the United States, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in City Hospital where he had been a patient for three weeks. Death was attributed to the nfirmities of advancing age. He suffered multiple cerebral hemorrhages Thursday. Known as "Colonel", an honorary title given auctioneers, Mr. WEIKERT had conducted sales in this area for more that half a century and had auctioned fine cattle and horses all over the country for more than three decades. For a number of years he was senior member of the auctioneering and real estate firm, Glen WEIKERT and Son. His associate was his son, Wilson, of Springfield.
James B. "Jim" VIOLET, 77 of Springfield died on Wednesday may 11, 2005. He was born on December 13, 1927 in Vinton County, Ohio the son of Charles and Helen (WIBLE) VIOLET. He graduated from Delphos Jefferson High School and then graduated from Wittenberg College, class of 1951. Prior to college, Jim served our country during World War II in the United States Army. He retired from the State of Ohio after thirty plus years of service where he performed various duties; State Examiner, Finance Director of the Ohio State Fair, and Acting finance Director of the City of Springfield. He also had a private accounting service for over thirty years and was a Real Estate Agent. Community service was important to Jim. He was an active member of Valley View and Northminster Presbyterian Church for forty years, the Springfield Kiwanis and Jaycee's Club, Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, and was an ardent supporter of the Republican Party. Most recently, she was a volunteer at the Animal Welfare league and St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Stores; and a volunteer tutor at Lincoln Elementary School. He enjoyed driving his old Farmall tractor, playing golf, watching Ohio State Football and attending Wittenberg Sporting events. Jim is survived by his wife and best friend of fifty-four years, Jane (ROCKEL) VIOLET, TWO DAUGHTERS AND A SON-IN-LAW; Becky VIOLET and Karen and Doug SERRER both of Springfield; on one and daughter-in-law, Don and Donna VIOLET of Sunbury, three sisters and brothers-in-law; Grace and Jim MARIHUGH of Delphos; Betty and Phil MURDICK of Upper Arlington; Sharon and John MURRAY of Winchester, Kentucky; two brothers and sisters-in-law; Charles and Marie VILOTE of Spencerville, and Ben and Karen VIOLET of Delphos, seven grandchildren; Jenna, Jesse, Danelle, Dana, Daryn, Daniel and Zachary. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bob. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2005 from 3-5 p.m. in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home where the service will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Genny L. YOUNGERMAN, 47, of Springfield, went to Heaven on Friday evening, May 13, 2005 in her residence, with her family by her side. She was born on June 30, 1957 in Springfield the daughter of Michael W. and Janet L. (REESE) SCHAEFER. Genny loved spending time with her family. She loved to camp and cheering for the Cleveland Browns football team. She devoted her life to her family and helping everyone she could. Genny worked for Franks Nursery and Crafts for twelve years and for Woeber Mustard for four years. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of thirty-one years, Michael D. YOUNGERMAN, of Springfield, two daughters and sons-in-law; Mary and Rick MASSIE and Mandy and Dean WILSON both of Springfield; her parents; seven grandchildren, Kaylea, Rebbecca, Joshua, Destanee, Brittanee, Bethanie, Zachary; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Margaret DAILY, Karen and Ray HAYNES, Melissa and Phillip ERHLE, and Jennifer SCHAEFER all of Springfield; one brother, Michael SCHAEFER of Dayton and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Joshua IWLSON in 1998, grandparents Albert and Margaret REESE, Duey and Jessie SCHAEFER, and her nephew John YOUNGERMAN, Jr. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, May 16, 2005 from 6-8 p.m. in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home where the service will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Alan Cain of the Lawrenceville Church of God officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Vale Cemetery. Memorial contribution may be made to the James Cancer Center Hospital Fund, 300 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210. You may express condolence at www. Littletonandrue.com
Catherine A. CONLEY, 65, of Springfield, passed away Thursday May 12, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. in Mercy Medical Center. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on September 9, 1939, the daughter of Ray and Esther (BARTRUFF) PLANT. She is survived by her husband of 44 years Ronald L. CONLEY; one brother Charles (Jan) PLANT of Laurel, Maryland; one granddaughter, Dean CONLEY of Springfield, Ohio and various nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Donna FREEMAN of Fairborn, Ohio Joan MYERS OF Dale Hollow, Tennessee and Doris LONEY of Hamilton, Ohio; brother-in-law, Dennis CONLEY of Auburndale, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jason Lee CONLEY; one brother, Raymond PLANT: one sister Lena SMITH. Friends may call Tuesday 6-8 p.m. n the Jackson Lytle Williams Maley Funeral Home, North Limestone Street, Springfield. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Walter Mock officiating. Burial to follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. In lieu of Flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory.
Clarence R. KRUPP, 89, of Springfield, Ohio died at 7 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2005 in his residence. He was born February 3, 1916 in Springfield, Ohio to Adam and Mary E. (JUNG) KRUPP. He retired in 1978 from Ohio Thermometer after 42 years of service. He was a lifetime member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, volunteered for a number of years at the Crable House for the Clark County Historical Society and was a United States Army Veteran serving in the South pacific during World War II. Mr. KRUPP is survived by three daughters and spouses, Mary Ellen and Jim PHILLIPS, Springfield, Cecilia and Steve DAVIS, Enon, Ohio and Therese KRUPP, Springfield; four grandchildren, Maureen and Kathleen PHILLIPS, Colleen (Gerritt) SMITH and Lt. James R. PHILLIPS, U.S. Navy; one great-grandchild, Aidan SMITH and numerous nieces and nephews including a special niece, Loretta BLAZEER. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. in 2002 and three brothers and seven sisters. Friends may call in the Conroy Funeral Home from4-7 p.m. Monday. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Bernard Church with burial in St. Bernard Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Bernard Church or Mercy Hospice.
Helen Marie GORDON, 93, of Springfield, died at 3:35 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2005 in the emergency room of Community Hospital. Helen was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was born March 14, 1912 in Springfield, Ohio to Harry and Teresa (FINN) FOREMAN. After the death of her father and illness of her mother she left school to work at Wren's to support her brother and sister and care for her mom. Helen was an avid reader, enjoyed her card clubs and following her grandchildren in whatever interests they pursued. She was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church and their Alter-Rosary Sodality. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, 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 and fiancÚ Mona SHAH; 29 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Catherine PALMER and number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by the love of her life Leroy "Kenny" GORDON and two brothers, Bill and Harry FOREMAN. Helen was the quiet, protective matriarch of the family who loved her God and served him well. She will be remembered with the deepest affection. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Conroy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Raphael Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society or the Hand in Hand Program at the Salvation Army.
Jason E. HESS, 27, of Springfield, died on June 19, 2005 at his residence. He was born on December 2, 1977 in Springfield the son of Clarence E. "Bud" HESS and Marcella L. (MANN) MAIER. He graduated from Northeastern High School in 1996 and then attended Wright State University. He was employed by H. W. Mann and Sons Family Business. Jason enjoyed following NASCAR, listening to music, and all kinds of sports. He is survived b his mother, Marcella L. MAIER of Springfield; father and step-mother, Bud and Nancy HESS of Florida; a daughter, Taylor Marie HESS and her mother, Becky BARNHART of South Vienna; step-dad, Joseph M. DOOLEY of South Vienna; two sisters and brother-in-law, Angela (DOOLEY) and Michael GAL of South Vienna, Jennifer DOOLEY of Springfield; paternal grandmother, Ellen E. HESS of Springfield; maternal grandparents, Herman and Katherine MANN of Springfield, step maternal grandparents, Charles and Phyllis DOOLEY of South Vienna; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many beloved friends. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 from 4-8 p.m. in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, where the service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Vernon-Ashbury Cemetery. Jason will remain in our hearts forever and will be very truly missed.
BOTKIN, Albert J. 84, of Springfield passed away Monday, June 27, 2005 in Community Hospital. He was born in New Carlisle, Ohio on February 22, 1921, the son of Albert Burton and Sadie Marie (WOLFE) BOTKIN. Albert retired from Bauer Brothers as a salesman with 35 years of service. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. Albert was a longtime member of Trinity Missionary Church, but recently joined Central Christian Church. His hobbies included old cars and boats. Albert was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Anna Marie CARTER. His survivors include his wife of 65 years, Elda Marie (DOLWICH) BOTKIN, whom he married August 1, 1940; one son, James BOTKIN of Marysville; one sister, Dorothy GRIDLEY of Ft. Myers, Florida; three grandchildren, Christa (Martin) MCCOMAS, Heather (Tony) BOOHER, and Brian (Tammy) BOTKIN; three great-grandchildren, Jacob MCCOMAS, Alex BOOHER, and Mathew BOTKIN; several nieces and nephews. Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home with Rev. Dennis Moritz officiating, where friends and family may call one hour prior to services. Burial to follow in Vale Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested to Central Christian Church, 1504 Villa Road, Springfield, Ohio 45503. (Additional Information included by submitter: Wife's maiden name was really DOLWICK - Jan Botkin Therkildsen - Therkild@aol.com)
MATTHEWS, "Violet" Pauline, age 92, died July 4, 2005 at Oakridge Gardens Nursing Center. She was born October 23, 1912 in Clark County, Ohio, daughter of the late Raymond E and Maude (BOTKIN) CLICK. She was a graduate of Springfield School of Business. She married Wilson MATTHEWS May 2, 1937 sharing 60 years together before his death June 25, 1997. Pauline was a dedicated Christian, a past member of Rockway Lutheran Church, Springfield, OH until 1954, a very active past member of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Arlington, VA, a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Rockford, IL and an associate member of Zion Lutheran Church, Appleton. She was one of the first survivors of Gullian-Barre Syndrome (French Polio) in 1957 and as such she encouraged others to overcome its obstacles. She enjoyed travel having visited several countries abroad. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Larry and Nancy Matthews of Appleton; a brother, Rev. E. Dale Click of Moorepark, CA; a granddaughter, Sheryl Anne and David Crowell of Rockford, IL; two great-grandsons: Jacob Matthew and Alexander David Crowell; nephews: James Matthews, Rev. Barry (Bonnie Sue) Click, Dean (Susan) Click; and several cousins. Preceding Pauline in death was a sister-in-law, Martha Jane Click, and a brother-in-law, James M. Matthews Jr. Services will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2005 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 675 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL with the Rev. Drew Bakken officiating. Burial will take place 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 11 at Enon Cemetery, Enon, OH. Friends may call directly at St. Mark Church on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials for St. Mark Lutheran Church of Rockford or Zion Lutheran Church of Appleton would be appreciated. Brettscheider-Trettin-Lederer Funeral Chapel. A Service of Celebration for Pauline's 92 years of Life will be held at Zion Lutheran Church Appleton on July 27th at 7:00 P.M. (Additional Information included by submitter: Her mother, Maude BOTKIN CLICK)
FRENCH, David Marion Sr. 74, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at California Rehabilitation Center in Van Nuys, California. He was born at home November 17, 1930 at R-20 North Light Street, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. Mr. French Served in the United States Navy from 1948 to 1957. He was preceded in death by a sister Rosetta Joan French; his parents Thomas Orville French Sr., mother Huldah Pearl French; a brother Thomas Orville French Jr.; sister-in-law Shirley (Julian) French, and a grandson Aaron Eugene Flurry. Mr. French is survived by three sons, Dave and Scott French of California, Stephen French of San Diego, California; a daughter Lorraine (French) Osborn of Texas; two brothers, Phillip French of Maryland and John French of California; several grandchildren, Monica French Nevada, Stephanie and Annie French, California, Jennifer (Osborn) Hatch Texas and Michael L. Osborn, Texas; three great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Cremated urn to be placed at Riverside National Cemetery Riverside, California 92508. Additional information: Obituary submitted by Lorri French and you can contact her at email@example.com
Donald LEFFLER KING. He was born August 24, 1918 on the family farm in Vanlue, Ohio, the son of Hamlin C. and Edith (Cole) King. He was well known as the "Apple Man" and for the apple cider produced on the King Orchard and Farm Market. He served his country in the Pacific Theatre during World War II with the United States Army. Don was retired rural letter carrier for Springfield Post Office. He was a charter member of Farm Markets of Ohio and the Ohio Fruit & Potato and Vegetable Growers Association. He was a longtime member of Central Christian Church. He enjoyed the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Browns and Clark County Church slow pitch softball. Survivors include his loving wife of fifty-eight years, Lucile H. King; daughter, Lola King, son, William "Bill" King of Springfield; two grandsons, P. Grant (Tammy) Rodgers of Jefferville, Ohio and Mike V. Prince; granddaughter, Michelle N. King of Springfield; two half brothers, Hamlin C. (Mary Lou) King of Clintonville, Ohio and Ray J. (Mary) King of Gahanna, Ohio; special family friends, business associates, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and step-mother, Rose Marie King; two sisters, May Wiles and Ethel King and a grandson Craig A. King; brother-in law David Holman. A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday October 17, 2005 from 12-1 p.m. in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME, where the funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Paster Dan Reiling, of Central Christian Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorials Gardens. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Central Christian Church, 1504 Villa Road, Springfield, Ohio 45503.