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Dianne Elliott (September 3, 2010)

Dianne Elliott June 22nd 1955 – September 3rd 2010 of Tampa, Florida. After a battle with cancer, Dianne passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital on September 3rd, 2010. Dianne was born and raised in Greenville, Ohio and graduated from Greenville High School.

Dianne was one of two children born to mother Norma and John Anderson and father Glen Selander. She was the beloved wife of Larry Elliott for nearly 38 years. Dianne will forever be remembered by her children Tammy and Chad Hawk, and Wesley and Amanda Elliott, treasured grandchildren Madison Hawk and Callie Elliott, nephew Kyle Olwine, Step sister Tina Hafertepe, and step brother Rick Miller, along with countless other friends and family whom were blessed to know her.

Dianne touched the lives of many people with her smile, gentle personality, and was known as “Mom” to many.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held 6:00 p.m., Friday, October 1, 2010 at the Lighthouse Christian Center in Greenville, Ohio with the Rev. Eric Fee being asked to officiate. Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 2, 2010, 10:00 a.m. in the Teagarden Cemetery with the Rev. Elwood Stuart being asked to officiate, she will be laid to rest with her sister Kim Olwine.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.storchbraundfuneralhome.com. Services are entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison.

Lenora A. Harris (September 25, 2010)

Lenora Alice Harris, age 70 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday September 25, 2010 at her residence. She was born February 20, 1940 in Greenville, Ohio the daughter of the late Robert F. and Mary Frances (Toman) Scholl.

She worked at Westinghouse for 19 years, for American Nursing Care for 5 years as a home health aid, and as a Union City Ohio Police officer for 2 years. She was a graduate of Greenville High School in 1958 and a member of Eagles of Union City, Indiana.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her Son and daughter in law: Anthony and Patty Harris of Jacksonville, Florida; Daughter and son in law: Selena and William Burk of Union City, Ohio; Step Son: James W. Kildow of Greenville, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; Brother and sister in law: Kenneth and Becky Scholl of Clermont, Florida; Sister: Marianna McNutt of Greenville, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a visitation from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Tuesday September 28, 2010 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

John P. Simon (September 24, 2010)

Mr. John P. Simon age 80 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Friday September 24, 2010 at 2:16 PM at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. He was born December 22, 1929 in Willowdell, Ohio the son of the late Leo A. and Clara E. (Barga) Simon.

He and along with his brothers owned the lifelong family business Willowdell Sales. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving in the Korean War. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus of Versailles, and Osgood American Legion. He was a graduate of Miami Jacobs Business School.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Grandson: Christopher Charles Agne; Brothers: Robert and Richard Simon; Sisters: Helen Muzleski, Doris Kowalski, Kathleen Simon, Mary Jane Magoto.

He is survived by his wife: Jeanette “Jeanne” (Bianchi) Simon of Versailles whom he married September 18, 1954; Daughters and sons in law: Monica and Jeffrey Agne of Troy, Ohio, Lynne and Michael Ward of Pineville, N.C., Lori and Scott Sevick of Bellview, Nebraska; grandchildren and spouse: Jessica and Ken Koch, Craig Agne and FiancĂ© Julia Jones, Johnathan Sevick; and numerous nieces and nephews.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL will be held on Tuesday September 28, 2010 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio with Rev. Fr. David Vincent Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 2:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday September 27, 2010 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. A Prayer service will be conducted by the Versailles Knights of Columbus on Monday at 7:30 PM at the funeral home, Veterans graveside services will be conducted by the Osgood Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Emergency Medical Services or the Donor’s choice.

Corabelle Akens (September 23, 2010)

Corabelle “Corky” Akens, age 83, of Celina, Ohio, and formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 12:55 AM at the Van Wert Hospice and Patient Center in Van Wert, Ohio. She was born on December 12, 1926 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Hebert & Cloda (Burkett) Royer.

She worked at the Board of Education in Dayton, Ohio and also the Courthouse in Greenville. She was a member of the American Legion Post 210 Ladies Auxiliary and the Moose Lodge #1473 in Celina, Ohio.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Morris “Moe” Royer and Myron “Moe” Royer.

She is survived by her longtime companion, Ralph Scherbauer of Celina, Ohio; sons, William Conn of Florida, Kem Akens of Virginia, and Kevin Akens of Virginia; daughter, Tammy (Akens) Bender of Florida; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Annamae Fair of South Dakota and Pauline McClurg of South Bend, IN; sisters in law, Donna and Lenore; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a service held on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Eric Knight officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Ft. Jefferson, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Sunday, September 26, 2010 from 2-6 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Van Wert Hospice and Patient Center or American Cancer Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Margery H. Steinmetz (September 22, 2010)

Mrs. Margery H. Steinmetz, age 93 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 6:05 AM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on May 22, 1917 in Randolph County, Indiana to the late Charles & Emma (Keltner) Hotmire.

Margery was a housewife and a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a 50 year member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William A. “Bill” Steinmetz whom she married on February 14, 1941; daughter in law, Pam Steinmetz; and sister, Margaret Reynolds.

She is survived by her sons and daughter in law, Hank (Sue Besecker) Steinmetz of Greenville, and David & Peggy Steinmetz of Greenville; granddaughters, Kristina (Michael) Stout of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mary (Matthew) Baker of Greenville; grandson, Nathan (Bridget) Steinmetz of Greenville; and 7 great grandchildren.

There will be a private graveside service held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Michael Stout officiating. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville.

It is the wishes of that family the memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice.

James G. Snyder (September 20, 2010)

Mr. James G. Snyder, age 87, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Monday, September 20, 2010 at 11:35 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. He was born March 29, 1923 at Lightsville, Ohio, to the late Clarence Evert and Hazel D-Light (McKibben) Snyder.

James retired from Corning where he worked in the accounting department. He was a member of the United States Army serving in World War II and also was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Greenville.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by wife, Mary Snyder whom he married on September 29, 1946; and brother, Jack Snyder.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Carolyn and Thaddens Shore of Fairfax Station, Virginia, Paul Snyder of Sidney, Ohio, Mark and Barbara Snyder of Greenville, Ohio, John and Paula Snyder of Greenville, Ohio, and Janet Koon of Greenville, Ohio; 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a service held on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville with Pastor Wayne Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Lisbon Cemetery in Union City, Indiana. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. There will be a Graveside Military Service conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice.

Betty J. Berg (September 18, 2010)

Betty J. Berg, 86, of Eaton, formerly West Manchester, passed away Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Vitas Hospice, Dayton. Mrs. Berg was born in West Manchester, Ohio on July 14, 1924, the daughter of the late Harry M. and Lucille (Herkins) DeCamp. She was a member of the former Castine United Methodist Church. Betty was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Berg, who died June 19, 1992. Betty is survived by her very special cousin Angie and Darrell Bryant and their daughters Abbie and Katie of Eaton; Sister-in- Law Joyce Crabb of Superior, Montana; Cousins Virginia (Jesse) Fourman, Omer (Janice) Holsapple, Pat (Larry) Teaford; Special friends Larry and Sharon O'Dell; and many other numerous cousins and friends. She will be forever loved and missed. Funeral Services will be held 11:30 AM on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum with her cousin, Rev Steven Wigger officiating. Burial will follow in Castine Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to Vitas Hospice, Dayton, Ohio.

Jerry H. Drew (September 21, 2010)

Jerry H. Drew, 66, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at his residence.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, September 25 at the Palestine Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Oser officiating.

Services have been entrusted with the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com.

Juanita N. George (September 20, 2010)

Juanita N. (Henderson) George, 88, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away on September 20, 2010, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. Juanita is the daughter of the late Jesse Floyd and Lola Pearl (Ridenour) Henderson, and was born in Wayne County, Indiana, west of Centerville, in the year of 1921. She graduated from New Madison High School in 1940 and married Kenneth W. George on June 29th 1940.

Juanita’s greatest joy was being a good wife, mother, and homemaker. She dearly loved her family. Juanita enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren grow to be great achievers. She always loved to be with them and do for them whatever she could.

For many, many years, she was involved in the American Heart and Cancer Association. For years, Juanita also attended a Wednesday morning Bible Study Group. She was active with a group of women that met once a month to make articles for the Rest Home. She was a former 4-H Club Leader and a former member of the St. Claire Square Dance Club. Juanita also attended the New Madison United Methodist Church and belonged to the Ladies Group.

Before marriage, she was employed for G. C. Murphy Company of Greenville, Ohio, during the Christmas season. When all the children were not in school, she was employed ten years at Neff Lettering Company of Greenville, Ohio.

Juanita was preceded in death by her loving parents, her loving husband Kenneth of 64 years, daughter Mary Lola, another loving Mother Amanda Schelling Henderson (as her birth mother died when she was five years old), her son-in-law Bill Thornburg and daughter-in-law Peggy George, brothers Cecil Henderson of Centerville, Indiana, Ray Henderson of New Paris, Ohio, Fred Elliot of Sidney, Ohio, Clyde Elliot of Eaton, Ohio, Gene Elliott of Michigan, Merl Elliott of Richmond, Indiana, and sisters Mildred Frech of New Paris, Ohio, and Mary Edna of Indianapolis, Indiana.

She is survived by her children Richard George and David (Rebecca) George of New Madison, Ohio; Jan Baird Thornburg of Richmond, Indiana; Samuel George (Cinda) of Medway, Ohio; two sisters, Carolyn McGlothin of Bradford, Ohio, and Phyllis Cheeks of Delisle, Ohio; eleven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

Juanita loved nature, the trees, beautiful sunsets, full moons, the mountain and sounds of the ocean waves washing up on the beach. She loved working in the soil with her husband as they always had a large garden and lots of flowers. The four seasons were to her fascinating. Juanita’s hobbies were needle work, baking and cooking for her husband, family, and friends. She loved to travel, sightsee, and read. Juanita was a true lover of music, especially gospel music.

Family will receive friends from 4 – 8 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2010 at New Madison United Methodist Church. A celebration of life service will be held at 1:30 p.m., September 25, 2010, also at the church with the Rev. Eric Fee being asked to officiate. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery. Juanita requested memorial contributions be given to The Alzheimer’s Association or New Madison United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.storchbraundfuneralhome.com. Services are entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison.

Lois I. Weimer (September 19, 2010)

Lois I. (Pentecost) Weimer, 96, of Greenville passed away on September 19, 2010 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Lois was born on October 6, 1913 in Wayne County, Indiana to the late Emerson and Emma (Quick) Pentecost.

Lois was a farm wife and worked as a church janitor at Beech Grove Church of the Brethren for 30 years. She also worked at the Brethren Retirement Community. Lois loved to sew and made comforters for the grandchildren. She loved getting family together at her house, gardening, canning, picking raspberries, cooking, eating ice cream and spending time with the grandchildren. She was a long time member of Beech Grove Church of the Brethren

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Weimer who passed away on April 29, 1998; five brothers, Levi, Kenneth, Henry, Marion and Charles Pentecost; a sister, Lela; a grandchild, and two great- grandchildren.

Lois is survived by two children, Norman (Barbara) Weimer of New Madison and Keith (Nancy) Weimer of Hollansburg; three daughters, Nancy Bloom of Virginia, Phyllis (Don) Michaelsen of Olmstead, Florida and Letha (Terry) Whittington of Hollansburg; 18 grandchildren, 36 great- grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; a brother, Maurice (Jane) Pentecost of Indiana; two sisters, Dorothy Munyon of North Carolina and Maxine Hite of Florida; many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive guests on Friday, September 24, 2010 from 5-8 PM at Beech Grove Church of the Brethren. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 10:30 AM also at the church with the Rev. Randy Devor being asked to officiate. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Beech Grove Church of the Brethren, The Heifer Project, Gideons or Brethren Retirement Community’s Residence Aid Fund with donations being accepted at the church.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.storchbraundfuneralhome.com. Services are entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison.

Grace R. Hahn (September 18, 2010)

Grace R. Hahn, 87, of Arcanum died Saturday evening, September 18, 2010 at Wayne Hospital, Greenville. She was born Jan. 1, 1923 in Port Clinton to the late Robert and Margaret (Booher) Smith. Grace was a Mother and Homemaker. Preceded in death by her husband Grant O. J. Hahn, son Bobby Hahn, grandson Patrick Oler, sister Eunice Barkley and brother Gilbert Smith. Survived by daughters Patricia (Bill) Oler of Arcanum, Joy (Richard) Earles of New Madison; granddaughter Penny and Tal LaFollette; grandson Kenneth and Susanne Earles; Great grandchildren Kristin Willis, Peter Perretta, Anthony Perretta, Bo and Shay LaFollette, Jessi (Alex) Hunt; great great-granddaughter McKinsey Willis; brother Ralph (Margaret) Smith of New Madison. Funeral Service 11:00 AM Tuesday (9/21/2010) at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum with Pastor Patrick Murray officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton. The family will be receiving friends 1 hour before the service Tuesday. Memorial Contributions to the Living Word Church, 926 East National Road, Vandalia, Ohio. Condolences may be sent to www.KreitzerFuneralHomeInc.com.

Roy "Junior" Metzger, Jr. (September 17, 2010)

Roy "Junior" Metzger Jr., 90, of Arcanum died Friday, September 17, 2010 at Wayne Hospital. Mr. Metzger was born in Pitsburg on June 27, 1920, the son of the late Roy and Eunice (Eller) Metzger. Junior was a retired dedicated employee and service manager at Troutwine Auto Sales, Arcanum. He attended the General Motors Institute. He was preceded in death by his wife Peggy (Floyd) Metzger who died March 8, 2002, Brother Glen "Bud" Metzger, and a Nephew Mike Metzger. Junior is survived by his daughter Deb Kauffman of Greenville; 2 grandsons Casey Kauffman and wife Tasha of Oakland, KY and Corey Kauffman of Greenville; great grandchildren Leland, Landis, and Cora Kauffman; and Brother Ben Metzger of Arcanum. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum with Rev. Paul Chastain officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery where the Greenville Area Veterans will conduct Military Services. The family will receive relatives and friends 1 hour before the services.

Forest Puterbaugh (September 15, 2010)

Forest Junior Puterbaugh, 86, resident of Springfield, Mo., peacefully passed away on September 15, 2010. Born on Patriot's Day, April 18, 1924 near Covington, Miami County, Ohio, he was an engaging raconteur of the pleasures and hardships of growing up on a farm during the Great Depression with eleven siblings, a "stinky" pet goat, and noble horse Rocky. He followed the rural routine of rising at 5 a.m., and feeding the animals before breakfast and catching the school bus. Sustained by apple-butter sandwiches, Forest attended 1-12 grades in Bradford Ohio, playing football for Bradford High School. His coach dismissed after-school practices with the command "everybody—do laps, Puter—run home" (more than 10 miles away).

A senior on December 7, 1941, he was profoundly affected, like all young men of his era, by Pearl Harbor. A movie featuring an aircraft carrier inspired him to enlist in the Navy Air Force on December 3, 1942. Within three years, he went from following a horse-drawn plow to mastering the most sophisticated aircraft technology of World War II. Originally requesting the assignment of torpedo bomber pilot, Forest changed his request to dive bomber pilot on the advice of a man he met through happenstance in a bar while training in Miami Beach, Fla. The man, Mr. Gates, was sole survivor of his squadron shot down during the Battle of Midway. Poised in Corpus Christi, Texas for action in the Pacific Theater, Forest's destiny was altered by the dropping of Fat Man and Little Boy.

In 1947, Forest became a Test Engineer at the Dayton Rubber Company where he helped develop foam rubber and devised endurance tests for all manner of rubber belts. He followed the Test Lab when it transferred to Springfield, Mo., in 1962 and became SpringDay. He was eventually promoted Manager of the Test Lab and served as "night watchman" protecting the lab during an emotionally wrenching strike before he retired in 1984. With an easy, affable masculinity, Forest had the agreeable nature of a middle child, the rugged good looks of a movie star, and the lofty mind of a thinker. He treated people with the respect they were due. He had many passions: golf, music (especially Beethoven, Mahler, and the Hallelujah Chorus), politics, family genealogy, history (especially frontier Ohio and the Civil War), cultivating roses, and following college football, golf tournaments, and wildlife programs. Forest realized his life goal of exploring the natural wonders and unique history of each state except Hawaii. He followed the Trail of Lewis and Clark from St. Louis to the Missouri headwaters, the Oregon Trail from St. Joseph to Fort Laramie, visited the battlefields of Wounded Knee, Little Big Horn, Gettysburg, Chattanooga, Braddock's defeat, Fallen Timbers, and Blue Lick. He especially enjoyed the majesty of the Alaskan wilderness. Imprisoned by the pain of Parkinson's and Congestive Pulmonary Disease in his final years, he never lost his sense of humor or interest in the complexities of life. Bereft by the loss of his high school sweetheart, wife, and companion of 62 years, Novella—"my wife was my life"—he finally transcended this world for the next.

Forest was preceded in death by parents, Hazel Angela (Noffsinger) and Forest Puterbaugh; parents-in-law, Elsie Edith (Bodenmiller) and Jesse Lee Fisher; sisters and brothers-in-law, Cleta (Lester) Rhoades, Lenore (Paul) Finfrock, Evelyn (Waldo) Rhoades, Lois (Larry) Boyer, and Joan (Puterbaugh) Schultz; brothers and sisters-in-law, Stanley T (Bert), Paul, Ivan "Buddy" (Pat), James, and Joel Puterbaugh.

Forest is survived by daughters, Leslie (Puterbaugh) Blankenship and partner Sandoll A. Andromeda, of Columbus, Ohio, and Sherry (Puterbaugh) Davison and partner, Ray Irwin, of Springfield Mo.; brother, Kenneth (Donna) Puterbaugh, of Livonia MI, sisters-in-law and spouses Janice (Fisher) and Chester J. Hocker, of Greenville, Ohio, Jewell (Fisher) and Bob (deceased) Booghier, of Springfield, Ohio, Joann (Fisher) and Ed Owen, of Farmington, N.M., Helen (Paul deceased) Puterbaugh, of Bradford, Ohio, and Peg (James deceased) Puterbaugh, of Piqua, Ohio; and brothers-in-law, Harold (Joan deceased) Schultz, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Chalmer and June Fisher, of Piqua, Ohio; along with many loving nieces and nephews.

Special thanks for the compassion and companionship shown by Hospice nurses and care-givers Cindy, Florie, Jaimie Lee, Rikka, Harry, and John. Thanks to Carolyn Levell for her extraordinary care. Visitation will be Sunday, September 19, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m., in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, Springfield, Mo., and September 21, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m., in Stocker-Fralay Funeral Home, Covington, Ohio. Services are under the direction of Stocker-Fralay, September 22, 2010, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Covington, Ohio. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Anita F. Kniesly (September 17, 2010)

Anita F. Kniesly age 79 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 10:10 A.M. on Friday, September 17, 2010 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Anita was born March 6, 1931 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Marion and Cora (Johnson) Schultz.

Anita was a member of Stelvideo Congregational Christian Church in Stelvideo. She was also a member of the Eastern Star.

In addition to her parents, Anita is also preceded in death by her husband, Donald Kniesly.
Anita is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Nick and Marilyn Kniesly of Greenville and Michael Kniesly of Arcanum; grandchildren, Brian and Brandi Kniesly of Greenville, Mark and Danyal Kniesly of Lynn, Indiana, Shelley and William Sprehe of Chicago, Illinois, Michael and Liz Kniesly Jr. of Greenville and Allison Kniesly and Fiance Phillip McGuffie of West Milton; 10 great grandchildren; brother, Gene Schultz of Greenville; and sister, Dottie Gunckle of Greenville.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 20, 2010 at 10:30 A.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Vernon Rodeffer and Rev. Joe Soley officiating. Burial will follow in Stelvideo Cemetery in Stelvideo. Memorial contributions may be given to State of the Heart Hospice.

William H. Jones, Jr. (September 15, 2010)

Willliam H. Jones Jr. 72, Richmond, In. went home to be with the Lord Wed. Sept. 15, 2010. He was born Jan. 6, 1938 in Richmond, Indiana to the late William Jones Sr. and Alta Mae (Fox) Gard. He married Donna J. Sullenbarger who is deceased. William then married Ethel Combs who is deceased also. Survivors include his children, Beverly (Mark) Smith, Hollansburg, Oh. Sheril (Rick) Kerr, England, Brenda (Kevin) Merkle, Van Wert, Oh. David (Lynn) Jones, Hollansburg, Oh. Kathy Bowers, Connersville, In. and Butch (Darla) Starks of Pennsylvania. He had 2 step children, Randy Starks, Florida and Teresa Baker, Hollansburg, Oh. William had 15 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, along with several step grandchildren and great grandchildren. He has one surviving sister Rose (Noah) Lewis of Hollansburg, Oh. He was proceeded in death by 2 brothers, John and Jim Gard and 2 sisters Carolyn Musselman and Patrica Batten. He also shared a special friendship and with Ann Starks, Greenville, Oh. There will be no funeral service, a family and friends gathering will be held at the Community Building at the park in Hollansburg, Oh. Sunday Sept. 19, 3-5 p.m. Preferred memorials to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.storchbraundfuneralhome.com. Services are entrusted to Storch Braund Funeral Home in New Madison.

Lillie M. Gibbons (September 14, 2010)

Lillie M. Gibbons, age 50 of Union City, Ohio passed away on Tuesday September 14, 2010 at 3:30 AM at her home. She was born February 24, 1960 in Richmond, Indiana the daughter of the late Edward & Mary (Giamonna) McDermitt Sr.

She worked at Fram and also worked at the Ansonia Athletic Booster Concession Stand. She was a member of the Ansonia American Legion. Her hobbies were sewing and cooking especially peanut butter pie.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband: Bill Gibbons of Union City, Ohio whom she married September 9, 1978; daughters & son in law: Andrea & Jeremy Meade of Greenville, Danielle Gibbons of Union City, Ohio; Grandchildren: Devin & Jamison “Tator”, & Mannie; Brother: Ed McDermitt of Darke County, Ohio; Sister & brother in law: Anna & Bob Nation of Shelby County, Ohio and their children Christina & Eddie; Special friend: Wilma “Wilm” Flack.

Services will be held on Friday September 17, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Candy Null officiating. Entombment will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Family will receive friends from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday September 16, 2010 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or the Cancer Association of Darke County.

Judith Reynolds (September 8, 2010)

Mrs. Judith Carol Reynolds, age 71 of Bradford, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 7:25 AM at Covington Care Center, Covington, Ohio. She was born on March 26, 1939 in Morehead, Kentucky to the late George and Bernell (Flannery) Drexler.
Judith worked at Fram Inc. and was also a Realtor and a Beautician. She was a member of the Triumphant Christian Center in Greenville.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, David Pingleton.

She is survived by her husband, John Reynolds of Bradford, Ohio whom she married on February 17, 1979; daughters and sons in law, Debbi (Yancy) Gaines of Bradford, Anita (Scott) Hauschild of Bradford, and Carla (Ken) Fisher of Arcanum, Ohio; grandchildren, Tabitha Crabtree, Steven Addington, Sarah Addington, Kassie Hauschild, Abbie Hauschild, Jimmy Price, Ashley Rose, and Micah Fisher; 17 great grandchildren; sister and brother in law, Jo Ann (Mike) Anderson of Dayton, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Sam Shilot officiating. A gathering will be held on Monday, September 13, 2010 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions can be given to the family.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Patricia Garber (September 12, 2010)

Patricia “Pat” (Brinkley) Garber, 78, of Greenville, passed away at Heartland of Greenville on September 12, 2010. Pat was born on May 24, 1932 in Eaton, Ohio to the late Orange J. and Hazel M. (Davis) Brinkley.
Pat was self-employed for over 51 years and also worked at the Lighthouse in Arcanum. She was a 51 year member of the Greenville VFW Auxillary. Pat enjoyed spending time with her special nieces, Caren and Connie. She also enjoyed listening to Gospel music, especially Daniel O’Donald.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Garber on August 15, 1995; a brother, Virgil Brinkley; five sisters, Glenna Melling, Geneva Jeffers, Marilyn Brinkley, Shirley Hittle and Jean Rader.

Pat is survived by two special nieces, Caren Long and Connie Taulbee; a brother-in-law, Dan Hittle; and a godson, Daniel G. Hittle, II all of Greenville as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive guests from 11;00 – 1:00 PM. on Friday, September 17, 2010 at Greenville Baptist Temple. A Celebration of Life service will follow also at the church with the Rev. Daniel Berdine and Rev. Eric Fee being asked to officiate. Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery, Brookville, Ohio. The family requests memorial contributions be given to Greenville Heartland Activities Fund care of Rosemary Nelson or to Greenville Baptist Temple.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.storchbraundfuneralhome.com. Services are entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison.

Ruby E. Gilbert (September 14, 2010)

Ruby E. Gilbert, 84, of Arcanum, died at Tuesday evening, September 14, 2010 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. Mrs. Gilbert was born in Darke County on August 4, 1926, the daughter of the late Walter and Alberta Mae (Taylor) Sease. She was a retired employee of the Hartzell Fan Company, Piqua and a Nurses Aide at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Gilbert, who died May 1, 1979, son Richard Gilbert, and sister Ruth Warner. Ruby is survived by her daughters Jane Penny and husband Howard and Susan Elifritz and husband Scott both of Greenville; sons Raymond Gilbert and wife Martha of Bradford, Joyce Gilbert of Arcanum, and Terry Gilbert and wife Lisa of Bradford; 11 Grandchildren; 12 Great Grandchildren; Brothers Dale Sease and wife Betty of Greenville and Earl Sease and wife Madonna of Arcanum. Funeral Services will be held Noon on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum. Burial will follow in Gettysburg Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends Saturday 10:00 AM - Noon at the funeral home. The Family suggests memorial contributions to Cancer Association of Darke County, 209 East Fourth Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Robert F. Riegel (September 14, 2010)

Robert F. Riegel, 92, of Greenville passed away Tuesday evening, September 14, 2010 at Versailles Health Care Center.

He was born April 17, 1918 in Brown Township in Darke County, son of the late Chester A. and Clara A. (Mapis) Riegel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by, his brother, Jack; a sister, Jill.

Bob was a retired farmer and owner and operator of Riegel and Sons Grain Elevator of Woodinton and Elroy. He also raised Shetland Sheepdogs. He was a veteran of WW II in the Army Aircorp. Bob was a member of the Woodington Congregational Christian Church, Ansonia American Legion and lifetime member of the Darke County Dog Club.

He is survived by his wife, J. Eileen "Dutch" (Holeton) Riegel; his children, Frederick E. (Jan) Riegel of Houston, OH, Edward F. Riegel of Brandon, FL, Roberta E. (Steve) Hall of Ansonia, OH, Ted A. (Kris) Riegel of New Carlisle, OH, Ned A.(Connie) Riegel of Lawenceburg,IN; 10 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; a brother, Vaughn Riegel of New Paris; sisters Betty Polley of Fl and Patricia (George) Jenkins of KY; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10:30 Saturday, September 18 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will follow at Old Teegarden Cemetery near Ansonia.

The family will receive family and friends on Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Woodington Congregational Christian Church, Greenville Rescue, or Ansonia Rescue.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com.

Mary Jane Thobe (September 8, 2010)

Mary Jane Thobe, age 89 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 3:15 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on March 23, 1921 in Sidney, Ohio, to the late Leo & Agnes (Voisard) Thobe.

She received her early education at Houston School, after which she entered the order of the Sisters of the Precious Blood, serving the order for 45 years, until her retirement to Versailles in 1983.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from the Athenaeum of Ohio College in Cincinnati, a Masters degree from St. Johns College of Cleveland, and a Bachelors degree in Theology at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana.

As a member of the Precious Blood Order, she taught school in Phoenix, Cincinnati, Dayton, Bellefontaine, Minster, and Coldwater.

In 1998, she moved to Greenville where she was a member of the Darke County Retired Teachers’ Association and the St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her step mother, Rose Gehret Thobe; brother, John Thobe; sisters, Helen Warner and Frieda Thobe; and sister in law, Amy Thobe.

She is survived by her brothers and sisters in law, Francis (Georgene) Thobe of Sidney, Ohio, Cletus Thobe of Piqua, Ohio, Herman (Maxine) Thobe of Houston, Ohio, and Jerry (Mary) Thobe of Tipp City, Ohio; sister and brother in law, Janice (Jim) Sommer of Tipp City, Ohio; brother in law, Jim Warner of Greenville, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 West Third Street, Greenville, Ohio, with the Rev. Fr. John R. White Celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Remy Catholic Cemetery, Russia, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Sunday, September 12, 2010 from 5-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Brethren Retirement Community Residence Aid Fund or St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Barbara J. Fourman (September 10, 2010)

Barbara J. Fourman, 75, of Arcanum, died Friday morning, September 10, 2010 at her residence. Mrs. Fourman was born in Bradford on July 18, 1935, the daughter of the late William and Nora E. (Clark) Peeples. She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greenville. Barbara was a farmer's wife and Mother. Mrs. Fourman was preceded in death by her daughter Holliday A. Fourman and son Jimmy Fourman, Jr., 3 brothers Maurice, Tom, and Bill Peeples Jr, and a sister Eileen Miller. She is survived by her husband James D. "Jim" Fourman whom she married December 31, 1957; daughter Jamie Krickenbarger and husband Tim of Arcanum; sons Scott Fourman and wife Karen and David Fourman and wife Kelly both of Arcanum; grandchildren Andy Krickenbarger and Olivia Subler Krickenbarger and husband Tyler both of Arcanum, Ben Fourman of Colorado Springs, CO, Dan Fourman and wife Kelly, Brandy Fourman, and Devin Fourman all of Arcanum; great-grandchildren Landon Subler, Mackenzie Subler, and Austin Subler. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM on Monday, September 13, 2010 at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum with Rev. Peter B. Menke officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends Sunday 2 - 5 PM at the funeral home. The Family suggests memorial contributions to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Geneva I. Ditmer (September 8, 2010)

Geneva I. Ditmer, 82, of Arcanum, died Wednesday morning, September 8, 2010 at Heartland of Greenville. Mrs. Ditmer was born in Darke County on September 25, 1927, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Bertha (North) Litten. She was a Homemaker. Mrs. Ditmer was preceded in death by her husband Donald Ditmer who died October 25, 1986, Grandson Christopher Ditmer, Sister Marlene Hayley, and Son-in-Law Eugene P. Elliott. She is survived by 2 Daughters Patsy Bunsold and husband Robert and Connie Elliott both of Greenville; 2 Sons Donald Ditmer and wife Marsha of Arcanum and Ron Ditmer and wife Rosemary of Greenville; Grandchildren Peggy Via, Jason Ditmer, Steven Ditmer, Suzanne Ditmer, Jeff Ditmer, Derek Ditmer, Josh Elliott, George Elliott, and Katie Besecker; and numerous Great Grandchildren, Step Grandchildren, and Step Great Grandchildren. Graveside Services will be held 11:00 AM on Friday, September 10, 2010 at Mote Cemetery, Pitsburg with Chaplain Candy Null officiating.

Helen L. Good (September 4, 2010)

Helen L. Good, 80, of Arcanum, died Saturday, September 4th, 2010 at Rest Haven, Greenville. Helen was born June 23, 1930 in Darke County to the late Roy A. and Lois (Screechfield) Small. For many years she worked at the Grand 5 and 10 in Arcanum. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Helen was preceded in death by her granddaughter Tiffany Furgason. She is survived by her husband Claude B. Good, whom she married September 25, 1949; daughters Susan Furgason. Arcanum and Claudia Conway and husband Linn of Greenville; 6 grandchildren Nicole Sessions, Carmen Unger, Faith Bennett, Brandon Price, and Corbin Conway; 10 great grandchildren; Brother Albert Small, half brother Berman Small, and sisters Shirley Bolen and Elsie Anthony. Private Family Funeral Serices were held at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum with burial in Greenville Township Memory Gardens. The Family suggests Memorial Contributions to the Resthaven Activity Fund, 1096 North Ohio St., Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Mary "Jane" Longfellow (September 8, 2010)

Mary “Jane” (Byrum) Longfellow, 78, of Greenville, passed away on September 8, 2010 at her residence. Jane was born in Union City, Indiana on September 29, 1931 to the late Ralph and Katherine (Gettinger) Byrum.

Jane worked at her family’s general store in Bartonia. She enjoyed volunteering at many organizations in the community, especially at Wayne Hospital. She loved being around people and going out with the ladies shopping and eating. Jane also enjoyed traveling with her husband.

Jane is survived by her husband, John Longfellow; a son, Todd Longfellow, and wife Cathy of Union City; two grandchildren, Matthew Longfellow, and wife Sarah of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Laura Longfellow, and husband Justin “Jay” Wyman of Summerville, South Carolina; two great grandchildren, Matthew Longfellow Jr. and Lily Longfellow; and a sister, Saundra “Sue” Byrum of Henderson, Nevada.

A Celebration of Life graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, 2010 in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Ft. Jefferson with the Rev. Sherrie Drake being asked to officiate.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.storchbraundfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison.

Marlene M. Fowble (September 9, 2010)

Marlene Mabel (Moore) Fowble, 89, of Greenville passed away on September 9, 2010 at Heartland Nursing Home in Greenville. She was born on April 1, 1921, daughter of the late Thomas L. and Gerthie (Royer) Moore.

Marlene was a graduate of Hollansburg High School. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, board games, going out with friends to breakfast, and most of all spending time with her family.

Marlene is survived by a son Gene (Nadine) Fowble of Southbridge, Massachusettes; son-in-law, Ron Hajarian of Englewood, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Donna (Steve) Gibson, Raymond (Trish) Fowble, Steven (Xiomara) Fowble, Scott (Mary) Fowble, Rhonda (Beth Hock) Hajarian, Wendy (Jim) Arnold, and Amy (Jason) Skinner; twelve great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Marlene is preceded in death by her husband, Don Fowble; a daughter, Janet Hajarian; four sisters, Charlene, Ollie, Mabel and Leth, and a brother, Harold Moore.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Hollansburg Christian Church in Hollansburg, Ohio with the Rev. Ron Hajarian and Pastor Joe Hanna being asked to officiate. Friends may call on the family one hour prior to the service.

Family asked that memorial contributions be given to the Hollansburg Christian Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.storchbraundfuneralhome.com. Services are entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison.

Alice J. Richardson (September 9, 2010)

Alice J. Richardson,73, of Greenville passed away Thursday, September 9, 2010 at Wayne Hospital in Greenville.

She was born November 11, 1936 in Darke County, daughter of the late Robert G. and Doris E. (Riggs) Weaver.

Alice had retired October 31, 1998 from United Telephone where she had worked as an operator for 35 years and then spent 13 years as a switchboard operator for the Brethren Retirement Community. She was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Greenville.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Ronald D. Richardson, whom she married July 7, 1962; her children, Tammy (Marty) Grow and Dean (Tracey) Richardson; grandchildren, Melissa (Richard) Miller, Dustin and Nicholas Grow, Alicia (Andrew) Davidson, Ashley and Alison Richardson; great grandchildren, Brittany and Taylor Miller, Ashton Grow, Elijah Shumacher, Natea, Caydance, Ainsleigh and Rielynn Davidson; and brothers, Garry (Sue) Weaver, Sr. and Dan (Kathy) Weaver.

Services will be held Monday, September 13 at 2 p.m. at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Monday from 12 p.m. till 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The family requests that memorial Contributions be given to the St. John Lutheran Church Building Fund or Youth Fund.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com.

Nils G. Eikenberry (September 6, 2010)

A humble, loyal and caring man, Nils G. Eikenberry, 67 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Monday, September 6, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Eikenberry was born in Greenville, son of the late Myron A. and Velma (Deeter) Eikenberry. He graduated from GHS in 1961 and attended both Manchester College and the University of Cincinnati.

Nils was the second generation to operate the family-run grocery store. Having spent 45 years managing the business, he retired in 2005 and continued to serve as chairman of the board of Eikenberry’s Foodliners.

In addition, he was on the board of directors of Ohio Grocers Association. This great man of character loved Greenville and contributed to this community in many ways. He was a past president, board member and ambassador of the Darke County Chamber of Commerce, past president and board member of Family Health Services and Greenville Country Club. He was past president of Sertoma Club, a board member of A Learning Place, The Work Free Policy Board, and the Red Cross Board. He was a member of the Darke County Community Improvement Board, Greenville Elks Club, Greenville Masonic Lodge, Antioch Shrine of Dayton, Darke County Shrine Club and a member of the EUM Church.

Nils enjoyed hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains, golf, tennis, traveling in general and particularly the southwest area of Florida and Cabo San Lucas, watching all sports, spending time with family and friends, fireside gatherings, the fine arts, singing and participating in the church choir.

Preceding him in death was his first wife, Collette Spidel Eikenberry on September 23, 1994.

Surviving are his second wife, Patricia (Regner) Hiller Eikenberry; his brother Ron (Judy) Eikenberry of Greenville; sister Mona (Mrs. George) Ludwick of Tequesta, Florida; Greenville daughters Gretchen (Mrs. Mark) Davis, and Elizabeth (Mrs. Jerry) Bunch, and Jenny Light of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Also surviving him are seven grandchildren: Kelcie Davis of Bloomington, Indiana; Tripp Davis of Newark, New Jersey; Chloe, Ellie, and Micah Light and Jeremiah and Rebekah Bunch, and his stepmother Pauline Eikenberry all of Greenville.

Also stepsons; Gregg Hiller of Tampa, Florida; Nicholas Hiller of Jacksonville, Florida; and John Hiller attending Kent State University. Brothers in law; George (Kathy) Spidel; John (Jane) Spidel; David (Mariette) Spidel; Sam Spidel; Robert Pequignot; Frederick Regner; Matthew (Dede) Regner; Major General Michael (Mary) Regner USMC; and sister in law Lianne Spidel.

A family and friends Celebration and Tribute of Life Service will be held on Saturday September 11, 2010 at 10:30 A.M. at the EUM Church 1451 Sater Street Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Bill Lyle officiating.

The Family request that memorial donations may be made to State of the Heart Hospice of Greenville or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Pancan.org). Funeral arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.


David L. Armstrong (September 7, 2010)

David Lee Armstrong Sr., age 70 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 4:40 A.M. on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. David was born February 18, 1940 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Glen A. and Gaynell P. (Berger) Armstrong.

David retired from General Motors with 32 years of service. He also raised ranch minks for the fur trade from 1974-1985. David served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1958-1961. He served on the Versailles Life Squad from 1998-2005. He was a life member of the Versailles Eagles; member of the Newport Sportsman Club and Darke County Master Gardner. David enjoyed camping, reading, sports, being outdoors and riding his scooter.

In addition to his parents, David is also preceded in death by a brother, Mark Armstrong; infant sister, Judith Ann Armstrong; and brother-in-law, Frederick James Baltes.

David is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carolyn F. (Baltes) Armstrong, whom he married August 17, 1963; sons, David L. Armstrong Jr. of Daphne, Alabama, Gery Armstrong of Versailles and Gregory Armstrong of Versailles; sisters and brother-in-law, Barbara Borgert of Minster, Brenda and Tony Horn of Chandler, Arizona, and Beverly Jackson of Charleston, South Carolina; and in-laws; Keith and Rosalie (Baltes) Loudermilk of Vandalia, Roger and Linda Baltes of Saint Louis, Missouri, Susan Baltes of San Diego, California, Frank Baltes of Houston, Charlene Baltes of Phoenix, Arizona, Marcia Seibert of Mesa, Arizona, John Scott Baltes of Tampa, Florida, Jean Murphy of Versailles and Lora Baltes of Urbana.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Gerald Bensman celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 10, 2010 from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association 5455 North High Street Columbus, OH 43214 or the American Diabetes Association 644 Linn Street Suite 304 Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Robert L. Knick (September 6, 2010)

Mr. Robert L. “Bob” Knick, a devoted husband, father and grandfather, age 82 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Monday, September 6, 2010 at 9:45 PM at Heartland of Greenville. He was born on September 8, 1927 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Halford & Esther (Evans) Knick.

Bob worked at Ansonia Lumber for 40 years. He loved his family, friends, hunting, fishing, yard work and playing cards. He was a former volunteer firefighter for Ansonia. He was a member of the United States Army as a Tech Sergeant during Post WWII.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sister, Betty Hart.

He is survived by his wife, Alice (Dunevant) Knick of Greenville, Ohio whom he married on September 30, 1950 at St. John Lutheran Church; son, Bruce Knick of Ansonia, Ohio; daughter, Sharon Shelley of Greenville; grandson, Brad (Shelley) Knick of Graham, Washington; granddaughter, Annessa (Jason) Rodemich of Bowling Green, Ohio; great granddaughter, Pressly Rodemich; sister, Patty Sells of Greenville, Ohio; sister in law, Leona Hale of Tampa, Florida; brother in law, Ward Dunevant; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a service held on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville with Pastor Fred Herron officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, September 10, 2010 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.

The Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be conducting a Graveside Military Service. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Ansonia Methodist Church Building Fund or State of the Heart Hospice.

Charles E. Buchy (August 29, 2010)

Mr. Charles E. Buchy, age 77 of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2010, at 9:15 a.m. at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born April 3, 1933, in Greenville, Ohio, to the late George J. and Amba (Armbruster) Buchy.

Charles graduated from Greenville High School in 1951 and Wittenberg University in 1955. He spent a 30-year career as a chemistry and physics teacher at Madeira High School in Cincinnati. After retiring from teaching, he worked for Procter and Gamble as an analytical chemist for 12 years. He was an active member for over 40 years at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Cincinnati and sang in the choir. He was a member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge for 56 years and a very active member of the Valley of Dayton Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. Charles also served as trustee and chairman of the board for the Dayton Masonic Learning Center for Children. He was a member of the Antioch Temple Shrine in Dayton and also participated in another Shrine organization called the Jesters. Charles was coroneted an honorary 33rd Degree Mason in Pittsburgh, Pa, in 2000. He loved music, reading, sports of all kinds, especially golf and Standard-bred horses. He was a giver and a great teacher.

He is survived by his wife, Lindsay (Chichester) Buchy. He is also survived by his brothers Robert (Phyllis) Buchy of North Hampton, Ohio, and Jim (Sharon) Buchy of Greenville, Ohio, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a date to be determined at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Cincinnati. For the date and time, please call 513-891-1700.

Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7701 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45236 or Dayton 32nd Degree Masonic Learning Center for Children, PO Box 932, Dayton, Ohio, 45401-0932.

Myron L. Oda (September 7, 2010)

Myron L. Oda, 67, of Greenville, passed away late Tuesday morning, September 7, 2010 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

He was born March 19, 1943 in Greenville, son of the late Clifford and Leona (Young) Oda.

Myron had retired from Bill Hawkey and Associates of Greenville. He was a veteran of the US Army having served in Vietnam.

He is survived by his son, David A. Oda of Greenville; grandson, David L. Oda; a brother, Rex Oda of Greenville and a sister, Janice Coby of Greenville.

Services will be held Friday, September 10 at 11 a.m. at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will follow in the Greenville Cemetery (new part).

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 10 till 11 a.m.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com.

Mary E. Allread (September 6, 2010)

Mary E. Allread, 97, of Greenville, passed away Monday afternoon, September 6, 2010 at the Versailles Health Care Center.

She was born March 14, 1913 in Darke County. She was preceded in death by a son, Roger Allread and a brother, James Armacost.

A homemaker, Mary had worked for the Community Action Partnership of Darke County and was a member of the Trinity Wesleyan Church in Greenville.

She is survived by her children, Richard (Phyllis) Allread and Evelyn Grosch both of Greenville; grandchildren, Shelley Miller, Shawn Allread, Mindy Allread, Laurie Allread, Darrell Grosch and Gary Grosch; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, September 9 at the Abbottsville Cemetery with the Rev. Elwood Stuart officiating.

There will be no public visitation.

Arrangements have been entrusted with the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com.

Susan B. Newhouse (August 31, 2010)

Susan Bolds Newhouse, age 72 of Greenville, Ohio passed away early Tuesday morning August 31, 2010 at her residence in Greenville. Susan was born August 10, 1938 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and the daughter of the late Darrel and Helen (Teeter) Bolds.

Susan spent her early years in Ft. Wayne and graduated from the South Side High School of Ft. Wayne. She was employed as a Flight Attendant for Eastern Airlines based in Miami, Florida and Washington D.C. Later, she was employed at Fram-Honeywell Corporation of Greenville, Ohio retiring in 2000. Susan was also a member of the First Congregational Christian Church of Greenville.

She is survived by a brother and sister in law—Jerry Dean and Frances Bolds of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, a niece Rebecca Waite, nephews Curtis and Andrew Bolds, several cousins and best friend Janice Werschin.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday September 12, 2010 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Don Myers officiating.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to First Congregational Christian Church of Greenville.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Helen L. Good (September 4, 2010)

Helen L. Good, 80, of Arcanum, died Saturday, September 4th, 2010 at Rest Haven, Greenville. Helen was born June 23, 1930 in Darke County to the late Roy A. and Lois (Screechfield) Small. For many years she worked at the Grand 5 and 10 in Arcanum. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Helen was preceded in death by her granddaughter Tiffany Furgason. She is survived by her husband Claude B. Good, whom she married September 25, 1949; daughters Susan Furgason. Arcanum and Claudia Conway and husband Linn of Greenville; 6 grandchildren Nicole Sessions, Carmen Unger, Faith Bennett, Brandon Price, and Corbin Conway; 10 great grandchildren; Brother Albert Small, half brother Berman Small, and sisters Shirley Bolen and Elsie Anthony. Private Family Funeral Serices were held at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum with burial in Greenville Township Memory Gardens. The Family suggests Memorial Contributions to the Resthaven Activity Fund, 1096 North Ohio St., Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Shuji Hayashi (September 1, 2010)

Shuji “Shu” Hayashi, age 50 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 1:40 A.M. Wednesday September 1, 2010 at Hospice of Dayton following a 2 month struggle with cancer. Mr. Hayashi was born November 26, 1959 in Kobe City, Japan. He is the son of Reiko Hayashi of Kobe City, Japan and the late Yukio Hayashi.

Shu had been President and CEO of Greenville Technology, Inc. since April 2006, leading the company to a position as one of Honda of America’s significant supplier of automotive parts. Prior to coming to Greenville, Mr. Hayashi had been employed by Moriroku Technology, in Japan since 1982.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Hayashi is survived by his wife Yukari, daughters Misato and Chihiro of Greenville and a sister Miki.

The family will receive friends on Saturday September 4, 2010 from 11 A.M. until 2 P.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Greenville City Schools in Mr. Hayashi’s memory.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

James S. Saum (August 31, 2010)

Mr. James Stuart Saum, age 85 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Tuesday August 31, 2010 at 10:17 AM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born September 20, 1924 in St. Mary’s, Ohio the son of the late Stewart and Edna (Schult) Saum. He served in the United States Army and was retired from General Motors. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose # 329 Greenville, Ohio.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Brother: Bill Saum

He is survived by his Wife: Maureen (Lyons) Saum of Greenville whom he married April 6, 1979; Step Son and daughter in law: Steven and Beth Snyder of Greenville; Step daughters and sons in law: Carol and Jason Kunkle of Greenville, Carmen and James Dumas of Greenville; Step grandchildren: Heather Skidmore of Cincinnati, Austin Root of Greenville, Cameron Kunkle of Greenville, Stephanie Dumas of Nashville, Stephen Dumas of Greenville, Elizabeth Dumas of Greenville, Makiah Wilson of Greenville, Holly Snyder of Greenville, Joseph Snyder of Greenville.

Services will be held on Friday September 3, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Elwood Stuart officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fort Jefferson, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Thursday September 2, 2010 at the funeral home. A Moose Lodge of Sorrow will be conducted by the Greenville Loyal Order of Moose # 329 at 6:45 PM on Thursday at the funeral home. Veteran’s graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be given to Mooseheart.

Norman "Bud" Harrison (August 31, 2010)

Norman “Bud” Harrison, age 71 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 10:15 PM at Wayne Hospital, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on July 8, 1939 in Bradford, Ohio to the late Homer and Hilda (Minnich) Harrison.

Norman retired from Cranes Pumps in Piqua and was a member of the Army National Guard during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Ansonia American Legion for 26 years, loved racing, NASCAR, fishing, hunting, riding his motorcycle and really enjoyed being with his family.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Harrison.

He is survived by his sisters and brothers in law, Linda & Max Subler of Ansonia, Ohio, Hilda and Ed Silvers of Piqua, Ohio, and Marilyn and Benny Powers of Hamilton, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Mike Brown, Dan Brown, Leslie Wentworth, Tammy Morrison, Larry Silvers, Todd Silvers, Lisa Silvers, Bill Powers, Melissa Bouchair, Jamie Powers, Ronnie Harrison, Brenda Pigg, Jeff Harrison, and Dave Harrison; as well as numerous great nieces and nephews.

There will be a service held on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio with Pastor Phillip P. De Lorme officiating. Burial will follow in the Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, September 3, 2010 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.

There will be a Graveside Military Service conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Hospice.

Doris J. Beisner (August 30, 2010)

Doris J. Beisner, age 72 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Monday, August 30, 2010 at 4:00 PM at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. She was born on March 21, 1938 in Knott County, Kentucky to the late Garland & Tina (Madden) Nicholas.

Doris retired from Fram Inc. after 34 years of service.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sister, Jervis Helton.

Doris is survived by her son, Douglas Gibson Jr. and husband Michael R. Veg of Scottsdale, Arizona; daughters, Barbara Rex and husband Ken of Greenville, Beverly Brown of Greenville, and Cindy Burton and husband Chris of Greenville; grandchildren, Karina Brown, Joanna Burton and Jenifer Burton; step grandchild, Dana Rex.

There will be a service held on Friday, September 3, 2010 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Thursday, September 2, 2010 from 5-7 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Darke County Cancer Association, American Diabetes Association or Greenville Area Rescue.