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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bernard L. Rhotehamel (May 31, 2011)

Bernard L. Rhotehamel age 77 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Wayne Health Care in Greenville; after fighting a courageous year long battle with cancer. Bernard was born February 15, 1934 in Ansonia, Ohio; the son of the late Loyal G. & Bertha (Petering) Rhotehamel.

Bernard retired from Fram after 40 plus years of service and also enjoyed being a full time farmer. Bernard love spending time with his family. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy.

In addition to his parents, Bernard was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary Frances; sister, Hazel Driscoll; and step great grandson, Austin Waymire.

Bernard is survived by his wife, Maxine (Boyd) Rhotehamel whom he married June 14, 1953; a son, Larry of Charlotte, North Carolina; daughters, Kathy & Steve Waymire of Ansonia and Connie & Gregg Blumenstock of Greenville; grandson, Eric & Kim Blumenstock of Greenville; step grandsons, Todd Waymire & friend Sherry of Greenville and Mike Waymire of Arcanum; great grandchildren, Bryce Michael & Kara Elizabeth Blumenstock; step great grandchildren, Alyssa, Makayla & Noah Waymire; mother-in-law, Dorothy Boyd of Greenville; brother, Norman Rhotehamel of Winchester, Indiana; and sisters, Florence & Jack Wright of Greenville, Velma & Dave Campbell of Ansonia and Ethel & Frank Lenker of Greenville.

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Bill Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com 

James E. Kennedy (May 28, 2011)

James E. Kennedy, 75, of Celina, Ohio passed away on May 28, 2011 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. James was born in Glen Karn on May 24, 1936 to the late Coleman and Doris (LeVeck) Kennedy. James worked for many years as a printer for Grafcor in Richmond, Inidana and later retired from there. He enjoyed spending time fishing, and buying cars and electronics. He was a fire fighter for the New Madison Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years and a volunteer driver for the Tri Village Rescue. James is survived by his wife, Joyce (Moore) Kennedy; two sons, Kim and Lynda Kennedy of Jacksonville, Florida and Greg Kennedy and special friend Sandy Miles of Arcanum; two grandchildren, Sierra (Justin) McCool of Arcanum and Brooke Kennedy of Greenville; two great grandchildren, Madison Paige McCool and Corbin William McCool. In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his step-father, Roy LeVeck. A graveside Celebration of Life will be held at on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 1:30 PM at Palestine Cemetery in Palestine, Ohio with the Rev. Eric Fee being asked to officiate. There will be no public visitation. The family requests memorial contributions be given to the New Madison Volunteer Fire Department. Condolences may be sent to www.storchbraundfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Carol Jane Wolf (May 28, 2011)

Carol Jane Wolf, age 72 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday May 28, 2011 at 9:05 PM at Gade Healthcare, Greenville, Ohio. She was born November17, 1938 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late William J. & Anna M. (Leedom) Deeter. She worked for Corning Glass for 9 years and for Neff Lettering for 13 years. She was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Husband: Duane Wolf in 1997whom she was married to for 24 years; Brothers: Olen, Harold, & Paul Deeter; Sisters: Hazel Mullins, Velma Rivertzer, & Mary Ellen Deeter.

She is survived by her Sons: Randy Allen Stutz of Xenia, Ohio, Michael Lee & Laura (Crow) Stutz of Greenville; 4 Step children; granddaughters: Holly Stutz, Dawn Stewart, Autumn Stutz, Aubrey Stutz; Numerous step grandchildren; great grandchildren: Lane, Ethan, Jasmine, & Bryten; Brothers: Wilbur Deeter of Iowa, Richard Deeter of Germantown, Ohio; Sister: Treva Bain of Greenville; & numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Thursday June 2, 2011 at 2:30 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in Greenville Twp. Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:30 PM on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice.

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

John F. Ball (May 27, 2011)

John F. Ball 91, of Greenville, passed May 27, at Wayne Health Care, Greenville. John was born on July 20, 1919 in Passaic, New Jersey. John is survived by his wife Carol, 3 sons Al, Cincinnati; John Jr. and wife Mary Jo of Nevada; Todd and wife Ana of Colorado. 3 stepsons Douglas Cook and wife Deana’ of Ft. Mill, S.C.; Robert Cook, Green Cove Springs, Fl; Jon Cook Green Cove Springs, Fl; 1 stepdaughter Laura Robinson, Greenville; 15 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents, Carlos Davilla and Helen Davilla Ball; brothers Carlos and Robert Ball; sister in law Mary E. Clark; inlaws Evelyn and Clark Wentz. There will be a Celebration of Life held for John on Sunday, June 26th, 2 to 5 p.m. at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve 4267 St. Rt. 502, Greenville, OH. We invite those who knew and cared about John to come share their memories with his family and friends. For more information on John’s life, family and community involvement see the front page of this week’s Early Bird. Arrangements courtesy of Braund Funeral Home, New Madison, OH.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Wesley G. Holsapple (May 27th, 2011)

Wesley G. Holsapple, 25, of Castine, died unexpectedly early Friday morning, May 27th, 2011 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. Wesley was born in Greenville October 29, 1985. He was a member of Wayne Industries Work Shop; a 2004 graduate of Arcanum Butler High School; and a Honorary member of the West Manchester Fire Department. Wesley is survived by his parents David and Beatrice (Armstrong) Holsapple of Castine; sisters Sheila K. Combs and Shelley R. (Eric) Martindale both of West Manchester; brother LCPL Joel M. (Kasi) Holsapple of Newburg, NY; Maternal grandparents Richard and Bernice Deutsch of Indianapolis; Paternal grandparents Larry and Myrtle Cox of Greenville; Aunts and Uncles Harry and Pat Armstrong of Franklin, IN., Larry and Judy Armstrong of McCordsville, IN., John and Roxi Holsapple of Castine, Steve and Kim Holsapple of New Madison, Teresa Broderick and Dave Ditty of Greenville; Nieces Lesa Combs of West Manchester, Eryn McNew of Parker CO., Nephews Camen Martindale of Eldorado and Rodney McNew of Parker CO.. Funeral Services will be held at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum, 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 with Pastor Sampson Bowman and Chaplain Gary Hurley Jr officiating. Burial will follow in Castine Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends Tuesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. at the Funeral Home. Family suggests memorial contributions to Darke County Shrine Club P.O. Box 623, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or West Manchester Fire Association P. O. Box 687, West Manchester, Ohio 45382. Condolences may be sent to www.KreitzerFuneralHomeInc.com.

Friday, May 27, 2011

John L. Hildebrand (May 27, 2011)

John L. Hildebrand, age 88 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Friday May 27, 2011 at 6:54 AM at Gade Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. He was born February 20, 1923 in Greenville, Ohio the son of the late Frank & Ida Hildebrand.

He served in the United States Army during World War II. He retired from Fram after 30 plus years of service. He was a member of the V.F.W., and the Greenville Moose Lodge.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Wife: Betty Hildebrand; Son: Ronnie Hildebrand; Sisters: Gerry Hildebrand, Joan Bailey.

He is survived by his son & daughter in law: John F. & Sue Hildebrand of Greenville; Grandchildren & spouses: Greg & Betsy Hildebrand, Rodney Hildebrand, Mackenzie & Jared Gary; Great grandchildren: Dana Hildebrand, Wyatt Hildebrand, Austin Stump; Step great grandchildren: James & Crystal Wombold, Alysha, Lynee, Jordan Gary; Niece & spouse: Sharon & Jody Burton.

Services will be held on Tuesday May 31, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Don Avore II officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 12:00 to 2:00 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home. Veterans Graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kenneth Maine Phillips (May 25, 2011)

Kenneth Maine Phillips, of Hollansburg, Ohio passed away on Wednesday May 25, 2011 at 3:26 PM at his residence after a battle with cancer. He was born May 20, 1956 in Athens, Ohio the son of the late Virgil T. & Joan (Lingo) Phillips. He was a fabricator and mechanic.

He was a member of Fort Jefferson United Methodist Church, V.F.W., former member of the American Legion and the Greenville Moose Lodge.

He is preceded in death by his parents; & brother: Timothy Wayne Phillips.

He is survived by his Daughters: Sandra Jo Phillips of Hollansburg, Kara Martin Prevost of Xenia; Son & daughter in law: Kenneth Virgil & Leah Phillips of Greenville; Grandchildren: Karena Wills, Rahkeem Wills, Terell Wills, Kaylin Phillips, Emma Phillips; Brothers & sisters in law: Jack Virgil & Diana Phillips of Cumberland, Ohio, Chris & Loree Phillips of Greenville; Sister & brother in law: Sherril & Rick Smith of Zanesville, Ohio: Sister in law and children: Sharli Phillips, Maggie Jo & Johnny Phillips; Lifetime friend: Darlene Martin; Best Friend: Al Barker; Numerous friends & family.

Services will be held on Saturday May 28, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Fort Jefferson United Methodist Church 3856 Church Street Fort Jefferson, Ohio with Rev. Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Saturday at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be given to Fort Jefferson United Methodist Church.

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

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Albert “Butch” E. Hayes Sr. (May 24, 2011)

Albert “Butch” E. Hayes Sr., age 87 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday May 24, 2011 at 3:30 AM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. He was born June 24, 1923 in Greenville, Ohio, the son of the late Fredrick & Daisy (Parker) Hayes. He retired in 1980 as supervisor of shipping for Sheller Globe after 22 years. He served in the Army during World War II. He loved gardening & Florida in retirement & he was a great cook.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Wife: Lenora Mae (Marker) Hayes; & Brothers & Sisters.

He is survived by his children & spouses: Barbara & John Fletcher of Greenville, Albert “Butch” E. & Kathy Hayes Jr. of Knoxville, Tennessee, Jack Hayes of Tipp City, Ohio, Mike & Terri Hayes of Arcanum, Dave & Trisha Hayes of Greenville; 9 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; Sister: Wanda Bennett of Greenville; Special Friend: Frances Wilson.

Services will be held on Friday May 27, 2011 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Lowell Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Elsie Irene Dershem (May 22, 2011)

Elsie Irene Dershem age 95 of Greenville and formerly of Gettysburg passed away at 10:15 A.M. on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville. Elsie was born October 2, 1915 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Perry & Althiea (Moody) Grove.

Elsie was a homemaker. She was also a former sales clerk at Flood’s Department Store for 8 years and Fourman’s Men’s Store for 16 years. She was a member of West Grove United Church of Christ and Christian Chapter No. 241 Order of Eastern Star Bradford, Ohio. Elsie was a 64 year member of the Order of Eastern Star and was very active.

In addition to her parents, Elsie is also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Franklin Dershem on May 5, 1983 whom she married December 24, 1935; son-in-law, Fred Feitshans; brothers, Merle and Wilbert Grove; and sisters, Anna Mae Williams and Pauline Niles.

Elsie is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Paul E. & Sharalyn Dershem of Dublin; daughter, Linda K. Feitshans of Arcanum; grandchildren, Teri Lynn Dershem Goldring, Shari Rene Dershem Dailey, Michael Lynn Feitshans, Kimberly Kay Kimmel and Kelly Sue Fourman; and 10 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home with Rev. Lowell Miller and Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will follow in Gettysburg Cemetery in Gettysburg. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 12:30 to 2:30 P.M. at the funeral home. A Memorial service will be conducted by the Christian Chapter No. 241 Order of Eastern Star at 2:15 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Mildred "Midge" Shane (May 22, 2011)

Mildred "Midge" Shane, 89, of Greenville, passed away early Sunday morning, May 22, 2011 at Rest Haven in Greenville.

She was born November 27, 1921 in Ft. Wayne, IN, daughter of the late Carl and Clara (Petering) Kruckeberg. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Shane; a daughter, Jeanne Shane; a son, Timmy Shane; a brother, Carl Kruckeberg, Jr.; sisters, Donna Mowery and Irene Baker.

Midge was a military wife of over 20 years and retired from Corning Glass in Greenville. She was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her children, Dan (Bonnie) Shane of Shickshinny, PA, Michael (Jan) Shane of Phoenix, AZ, Kelly (Cary) VanDeGrift of Greenville; grandchildren, Thomas Connell, Kara Connell-Hall, Christy (Duane) Rudzystka, Keena (Robert) Hutchenson, Jason Shane, Hillary Shane, Katie (Chris) Fields, Rebecca (Kyle) Boroff, Caroline VanDeGrift, and Alexis Shane; great grandchildren, Jacob, Jessica, Kayleigh, Isabella, Bobby, and Alex; a brother, Robert Kruckeberg of Arizona; sisters, Helen (Karl) Garner of Dayton, and Dorothy Sharp of Greenville; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10a.m., Thursday, May 26 at St. John Lutheran Church with Pastor Alan Knoke officiating. Burial will follow in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Cancer Association of Darke County or State of the Heart Hospice.

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

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

Virginia R. Metzcar (May 22, 2011)

Virginia R. Metzcar, 88, of Versailles, passed away early Sunday morning, May 22, 2011 at the Versailles Health Care Center.

She was born July 29, 1922 in Darke County, daughter of the late Harry and Inez (Baird) Rickert. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Metzcar in 1966; a son, Robert; and 2 brothers, 4 sisters.

A homemaker, Virginia was a retired cook having worked at the Ansonia Inn for over 10 years. She was a former member of the New Weston United Methodist Church and the VFW Auxiliary in Ft. Recovery.

She is survived by her children, Edna (Delbert) Fourman of Arcanum, Harold "Butch" (Charlotte) Metzcar of Ansonia, Patricia (Ron) Wilkey of Ft. Recovery, Barbara (the late Tom) Schlarman of St. Henry, and Beverly Hamilton of Middletown; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 26 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, OH with the Rev. Dave Cummings officiating. Burial will follow in the Holspapple Cemetery near New Weston.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 11:30 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Donor's Choice.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lois E. Turner (May 22, 2011)

Lois E. Turner, age 79 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday May 22, 2011 at 2:55 AM at Wayne Healthcare. She was born October 8, 1931 in Glendale, California, the daughter of the late Truman & Laura Lilly. She worked for McClellan Casket Hardware in Richmond, Indiana, then for the Farm Bureau, and then she worked as secretary\bookkeeper of Continental Grain. She was a member the Congregational Christian Church of Greenville and Meals on Wheels.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Father in law & mother in law: Willie & Donia Turner; Brother in law & sister in law: Everett & Betty Stegall.

She is survived by her husband: James Turner of Greenville; Nephews: Mike (Rose) Stegall of Greenville, Dan Stegall of Troy, Ohio; great nieces: Katie (Mike) Fenstermaker of Greenville, Emily (C.J.) Jasinski of Greenville.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at Oak Grove Cemetery, Fort Jefferson, Ohio. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

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

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cecil A. Fetters (May 18, 2011)

Cecil A. Fetters, 71, of Greenville passed away Wednesday morning, May 18, 2011 in the emergency room of Wayne Health Care.

He was born February 23, 1940 in Dayton, Ohio, son of the late Floyd F. and Marjorie (Dils) Fetters. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Ray, Don, Ralph, Chet, and E.E. "Tex"; and sisters, Betty, Sis, and Bert.

Cecil had worked for over 3 decades in sales in the beverage industries. He was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints in Dayton.

He is survived by his children; Michael (Kim) Fetters of Maryland, Damon (Angie) Fetters of Djibouti, Africa, K.C. (Shelly) Fetters of Richmond, VA , and Mindy (Al) String of VA; a brother, Jerry Fetters of Cincinnati: and a sister, Pete Neil of South Bend, IN.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 23, at Swamp College Cemetery near Celina, Ohio with Pastor Sylvia McKibben officating.

There will be no public visitation. The family request that memorial contributions be given to American Diabetes Association or American Cancer Society.

Arrangements have been entusted to Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, 1000 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio, 45331.

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

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Clifford O. Dear (May 18, 2011)

Clifford O. Dear, 85, of Arcanum (Ithaca), died Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Heartland of Greenville. Mr. Dear was born in Dayton on September 5, 1925, the son of the late Harold W. and Margaret (Combs) Dear. He was a retired employee of the former Dayton Walther Corporation. Clifford was preceded in death by his 1st wife Cindy (Williams) Dear who died April 30, 1987, Daughter Margaret Ponder, Grandson James Dear, and Sister Betty Burnett. He is survived by his wife Josephine (Morningstar) (Smith) Dear, whom he married October 1, 1987, Daughters Betty Estridge and husband Herb of Brookville, IN and Ginny Daugherty and husband Dean of Arcanum; Sons Harold Dear and wife Sheryl of Clayton, Clifford J. Dear and wife Sharon of Tipp City, Wendell Dear and wife Ann of Troy, and Kirk Smith and wife Lois of Arcanum; 19 Grandchildren; Numerous Great Grandchildren; and Brother Harold Dear of Austin, TX. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum with Rev Dr. Joe LeMaster officiating. Burial will follow in Mote Cemetery, Pitsburg. The Family will receive relatives and friends 11:00 AM, Tuesday until the time of services.

Norma G. Whittaker (May 18, 2011)

Norma G. Whittaker, 95, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 18, 2011 at the Oakley House in Greenville.

She was born December 10, 1915 in Darke County, daughter of the late Alonzo and Nancy (Royer) Eley. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Richard, Russell, Robert, and Donald Eley; and her sister's Erma Beatty, Evelyn Bowers, and Juanita Baker.

Norma had retired in 1978 having taught for several years in the Versailles and New Madison School Districts. She was also a longtime member of the New Madison United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Everett Whittaker, whom she married August 11, 1984; a son, Stephen L. Sink; a daughter, Joan Anderson; step children, Shirley Perez, Shelia McGuire, Sherry Garbig, and Jacqueline Soper; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, step grandchildren, step great grandchildren; step great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with the Rev. Steve Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 12 p.m. till 2 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fred K. Sease (May 17, 2011)

Fred K. Sease, 66, of Arcanum, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Sease was born in Greenville on October 8, 1944. He was a member of Castine Church of the Brethren. Mr. Sease was a retired employee of General Motors, Dayton and enjoyed farming. He was a member of the Ohio State Trappers Association. Fred is survived by his wife Linda (Ohsner) Sease, whom he married April 20, 1987; Son Tracy Sease of Arcanum, Step Daughter Deborah Pitzer of Kettering; Step Son Don Price and wife Tracy of Xenia; 2 Grandchildren; 9 Step Grandchildren and 3 Step Great Grandchildren; Parents Dale and Betty (Brumbaugh) Sease of Greenville; Sisters Shanda Gunter and husband Bill of Brookville and Annette Stewart and husband Rex of Arcanum. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM on Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum with Pastor Greg Hyre and Pastor Kenneth Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends Thursday 5 - 8 PM at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420.

Floyd Edward Arnold (May 17, 2011)

Mr. Floyd Edward Arnold age 91 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday May 17, 2011 at 11:08 PM at Heartland of Greenville. He was born February 26, 1920 in Bellefontaine, Indiana, the son of the late John D. & Minnie A. (Huey) Arnold. He retired from Hamilton Motors where he worked as a salesman; he also worked for Sears Roebuck as a salesman. He was Technician 5th class in the United States Army serving during World War II.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, American Legion, V.F.W., Lifetime member of the D.A.V., Elks Lodge, & the 40 & 8 Club.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Glen, Eldon, Donald, & Forrest Arnold; sisters: Alma Teeters, Treva Hutchinson, Irene Warsler, Edith Turner Halley, & Vergie Brown.


He is survived by his wife: Marjorie Evelyn (Huffer) Arnold of Greenville whom he married December 24, 1940; daughters & sons in law: Karen & Mike Karn of Brookville, Ohio, Linda & Joe Wolford of Greenville, Ohio, Cheryl & Jim Hardeman of The Villages, Florida, Lisa & Steve Headley of Greenville, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; brother: Dorwin Arnold of New Albany, Indiana; & numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday May 21, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church 114 East Fourth Street, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Dr. John Person officiating. Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday May 20, 2011 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio and 1 hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. Veteran’s services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard on Friday May 20, 2011 at 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, American Lung Association, or the Salvation Army.

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

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lucille M. Edsall (May 17, 2011)

Lucille M. Edsall, 89, of Greenvlle, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at 12:05 a.m. at Sterling House in Greenville, Ohio.

She was born Oct. 25, 1921, in Darke County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Henry and Katherine (Grote) Brand. In addition to her parents and infant brother, she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, James C. (Jake) Edsall, who died in 1986; she was also preceded in death by her younger daughter, Carolyn E. Krzewski, who died in 1992.

Lucille was a life-long member of St. John Lutheran Church. She was an active member of the women of the church for many years and throughout her life sang in the church choir for 56 years. She organized St. John’s Senior Singles and continued as their leader for 18 years, planning many activities and trips for the group during her tenure. She was also a member of VFW 7262 and the Darke County and Ohio Public Employees Retirees.

Prior to working as a deputy in the Darke County Auditor’s office from 1967-1976, Lucille’s life was filled with many years of caring for her family, sewing for her girls, and faithfully fulfilling the seasonal and daily requirements of “life on the farm.”

Lucille is survived by two sons who live in Greenville, James E. Edsall (wife, Donna) and Daniel E. Edsall (wife, Linda), and a daughter, Janis Combs (husband, Bill), who lives in Waynesville. She is also survived by 5 grandsons, Jason Edsall (Greenville), Aaron Combs (Louisville, KY), Derrick Edsall (Greenville), Michael Combs (Springfield), and Kyle Krzewski (Canada), and two great-grandsons.

Funeral services will be held on Friday May 20, 2011 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 7814 State Route 121 N., Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Alan Knoke officiating.

The family will receive friends on Thursday May 19, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio and on Friday at the church one hour before the funeral service.

It is Lucille’s wish that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice, Greenville, Ohio, in appreciation for their wonderful care during the last year of her life.

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

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ira B. Nestor (May 14, 2011)

Ira B. Nestor, age 89 of Union City, Ohio passed away at 3:38 A.M. Saturday May 14, 2011 at the Heartland Nursing Home Greenville, Ohio. He was born August 17, 1921 in Parsons (Tucker County) West Virginia and was the son of the late John E. & Minnie (Nestor) Nestor.

He had retired in 1979 from the Anchor-Hocking Company of Winchester, Indiana and a veteran of W.W. II serving in the U.S. Army.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife E. Lena (Knotts) Nestor July 27, 2010. They were married May 25, 1946. Also by brothers Ellis Nestor and an infant brother, as well as a sister Orpha Moore.

Ira is survived by his sons and daughters in law Jerry Brown & Cheryl Nestor of Greenville and Donnie Ray & Diane Nestor also of Greenville. Grandchildren and spouses Scott( Kelly) Nestor, Michelle (Tony) Mikesell, and Sara (Kyle) Tegtmeyer. Great grandchildren Xavier Tegtmeyer, Hudson Nestor, Danielle Nestor, Katy Nestor, Lydia Mikesell, Myra Mikesell and Kala Mikesell. Brother Donald D. Nestor of Parsons, W. Virginia; sisters Nellie Auvil of Hamilton, W. Virginia, Lottie Jones of Parsons, W. Virginia and Lora Faye Nestor of Alabama.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday May 17, 2011 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Grenville, Ohio with Rev. Randy Devor officiating. Burial with Military Honors by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard will be held in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10 A.M. until time of the services in the funeral home.

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


Crystal A. Morgan (May 13, 2011)

Crystal A. Morgan, age 71 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:38 P.M. Friday May 13, 2011 in Wayne Health Care Center Greenville, Ohio. Crystal was born December 16, 1939 in Tiffin, Ohio and the daughter of the late Vern & Ruth Rhoades.

She was a homemaker and a member of the 1st Congregational Christian Church of Greenville. Also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and an active participant of the March of Dimes Walkathon.

Crystal is survived by her husband Paul E. Morgan of Greenville. They were married January 7, 1966. Also by her sons Tony Morgan of Greenville, David Morgan of Covington and Steven Morgan of Gettysburg. Her daughters Janice Morgan of Greenville, Shirley Mayo of Union City, Ohio and Diane Bradburn of Greenville. A step son Jim Morgan of Piqua as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M. Wednesday May 18, 2011 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with the Rev. Don Myers officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 until 8 P.M. in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Morgan family.

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

Friday, May 13, 2011

Gary L. Martin (May 12, 2011)

Gary L. Martin, age 59 of Greenville, Ohio passed away Thursday May 12, 2011 at his residence. Gary was born February 21, 1952 in Dayton, Ohio and the son of the late Gerald & Gertrude (Miller) Martin.

He was retired from Union City Body Company following 30 years of employment and was an avid collector of many items including trains.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several aunts and uncles.

Gary is survived by his wife Benita L. (Hershberger) Martin of Greenville. They were married May 27, 1972. Also by his daughter Jenifer L. York of Greenville; son and daughter in law Jeremy & Annie Martin of Bradford; grandchildren Aaron York, Ashley York and Andrew York; step grandchildren Michael Smith and Sandra (Jason) Baker. Also his sister and brother in law Connie & George Young of Celina as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday May 18, 2011 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00 P.M. until time of the services in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Cincinnati Eye Institute 1945 CEI Drive Cincinnati, Ohio, 45242.

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


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Harold J. Stuck (May 11, 2011)

Harold J. Stuck, age 91, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at home on May 11 after a lengthy illness. He was born July 24, 1919, near North Star, Ohio, the son of Carl and Bertha (Rismiller) Stuck.

Harold was a lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, North Star, where he had served as deacon and trustee. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in December 1941, and served in the European Theater where he attained the rank of Tech Sergeant. He was a life member of the DAV. After his military service, Harold returned home and was engaged in farming. He was also an employee of the Darke County Highway Department and Clerk of Wabash Township.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Rev. Werner Stuck of Columbus, two sisters, Edith Brandt and Caroline Isenhouer of Versailles, sisters-in-law Edith Stuck, Ruth Stuck, Wilma Routson and Janet Shiverdecker and brothers-in-law Richard Shiverdecker and Paul Routson.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn (Shiverdecker), whom he married on July 4, 1947, three daughters, Marlene McGriff of Greenville, Shirley (Donald) Kingery of Carlsbad, California, Jeanette Taylor of Carlsbad, California, and son Carl (Donna) of Versailles; brothers Elmer Stuck of Versailles and Rev. John (Barbara) Stuck of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is also survived by brother-in-law Ken Shiverdecker and sister-in-law Margaret Shiverdecker. Also surviving are nine grandchildren: Denise (Shawn) Fourman, Nathan McGriff (Leanna Coby), Laura McGriff, Shannon (Dan) Bentley, Taylor (Joanne) Stuck, Bethany Griesdorn (Chris Angne), Amanda Griesdorn (Chris Stark), Todd Kingery and Chad Kingery; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Monday, May 16 at 10:30 A.M. with Pastor Laura Shreffler officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 15 from 2:00-5:00 P.M. at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, 1000 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio.

Memorials may be made to the Handicap Accessibility Fund, St. Paul Lutheran Church, North Star or Celina Community Health Professionals, Hospice.

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

Jack L. Hicks (May 12, 2011)

Jack L. Hicks, 75, of Greenville , passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Covington Care Center of Covington, Ohio.

He was born March 25, 1936 in Arcanum, son of the late Hershel M. and Cora P. (Timmons) Hicks. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Harvey Hicks.

Jack was a plumber for Paulus Plumbing in Greenville and was a member of the Greenville Missionary Church.

He is survived by his wife Trenna J. (Buck) Hicks whom he married on December 3, 1953; children, Jack E. Hicks of Greenville, Sherrie J. Hicks of La Canto, FL; a foster son, Martin McClure of Greenville; grandchildren, Christopher A. (Samantha) Hicks, James D. Schlegel, Katherine Schlegel; great grandchildren Laynee, Riley, Shelby, Allen; and a sister, Mary M. (Richard) Prescott.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 20 at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Fort Jefferson, Ohio with Pastor Gary Oser officiating.

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

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

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Eric D. Utz (May 9, 2011)

Eric D. Utz, 53, of Greenville, died Monday, May 9, 2011 at his residence. He was formerly of Arcanum. Mr. Utz was born in Dayton, on September 16, 1957, the son of the late Emerson B. and Janet (Hoke) Utz. Eric was a former Lab Technician in Cancer research. He is survived by his Brothers Steven and Christy Utz, of Dayton and Byron and Marcia Utz of Arcanum; Nieces and Nephews. Memorial Graveside Services will be held 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Mote Cemetery, Pitsburg with Rev Danny Wright officiating. Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum in charge of arrangements.

Nancy R. Grote (May 9, 2011)

Nancy R. Grote, age 74 of Ansonia, Ohio passed away at 9:04 A.M. Monday May 9, 2011 in the Miami Valley Hospital Dayton, Ohio. Nancy was born October 8, 1936 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the daughter of the late Alexander & Edna (Fisher) Beveridge.

Nancy had been employed at the former Frisch’s Restaurant of Greenville. She was a member of the Ansonia United Methodist Church and had been a member and President of the former T.O.P.S. of Greenville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Blair H. Grote July 17, 2010.

Nancy is survived by her husband George L. Grote of Ansonia. They were married October 8, 1954. Also by her sons and daughter in law Blaine Grote of Greenville and Craig and Donna Grote of Union City, Ohio. Also by her daughter and son in law Ruth Ann & Bill Merriman of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Grandchildren Brooks Grote, Sheena Kocher, Marlene Merriman-Runyon, Alex Grote, Amber Grote, Ann-Marie Kay Merriman, Derek Grote, Beverly Himes, Brenda Himes, Cameo Grote-Kayler, Jorden Grote-Kayler and Grace Grote. Great Grandchildren Brooks Grote II, Elijah Kocher and Adalina Himes. Also brother Wayne Beveridge of Glenshaw, Pa, Sister Marilyn Coward of Jacksonville, Fla. And numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday May 13, 2011 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with the Pastor Fred Herron officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10 A.M. until time of the services in the funeral home.

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

Shirley A. Ferrante (May 9, 2011)

Shirley A. Ferrante, 69, of Greenville, passed away Monday morning, May 9, 2011 at Heartland of Greenville.

She was born March 1, 1942 in Greenville, daughter of Wavalene (Eley) Bromagem of Greenville and the late Walter Bromagem, Sr. In addition to her father she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Franklin, Sr.

A homemaker, Shirley was a longtime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville.

She is survived by her children, Robert (Dawn) Franklin, John Franklin and Jessica Ferrante all of Greenville; grandchildren, Rachel, Bobby, Amber, Allison and Jayden; brothers, Gerald (Shelia) Bromagem and Walter (Debbie) Bromagem; sisters, Linda (Jim) Knick, Sylvia (Ivan) Stryker, Judy (Ed) Baker, and Nancy (Junior) Bryant; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 12, at the St. Mary's Cemetery, Greenville with Fr. John White officiaitng.

There will be no public visitation. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Heartland Hospice.

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

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

Wilbur D. Bridenbaugh (May 8, 2011)

Wilbur D. Bridenbaugh, 90, of Greenville, died Sunday evening, May 8, 2011 at Heartland of Greenville. Mr. Bridenbaugh was born in Darke County on October 23, 1920, the son of the late Rueben and Clara Belle (Schaffer) Bridenbaugh. Mr. Bridenbaugh was a employee of Frigidaire, retiring in 1975. He was a member of EUM Church, Greenville; member of the Eagles, Moose, and Elks Lodge, Greenville; Past Master and over 50-year member of the Arcanum Masonic Lodge #295; Antioch Shrine Club, the Hillbilly's Shrine Club, and the Darke County Jeepsters. Wilbur was preceded in death by his 1st wife Doris (Christenson) Bridenbaugh, who died February 2, 1979, 2 Brothers Rollin and Henry Bridenbaugh, and his Sister Lorene Althouse. He is survived by his wife Marjorie (Kochersperger) Labig Bridenbaugh; Daughters Carrol Lee Boardman of Kingwood, TX, Judy Caupp and husband Keith of Englewood; Sons W. Duane Bridenbaugh, Jr. and friend Martha Pooley of Edwardsville, MO and Thomas Labig and wife Deb of Greenville; Grandchildren Gregg (Janine) Bridenbaugh, Dr. Stephanie Bridenbaugh, Stacey (Michael) Purcell, Sean (Christine) Boardman, Cheryl (Corey) Shockey, Kurt (Tiff) Labig, Beth (Kerby) Wilcox; Great Grandchildren Claire, Connal, Cade, and Cole Purcell, Jack, Beau, and Troy Boardman, Andrew and Emily Bridenbaugh, Andrew Shockey, Kie and Keely Labig, Kiersten and Kenna Wilcox. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 AM on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum with Rev John McRoberts officiating. Burial will follow in Mote Cemetery, Pitsburg. The family will receive relatives and friends Friday 5 - 8 PM at the funeral home. Arcanum Masonic Lodge #295 will conduct a Lodge of Sorrow Service Friday at 8:00 PM. The Family suggests memorial contributions to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3095.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Florence M Garber (May 8, 2011)

Florence M Garber, 77, of Arcanum, died Sunday morning, May 8, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Garber was born in Darke County on August 5, 1933, the daughter of the late Clarence L. and Versia M. (North) Cook. She was a life time member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Arcanum where for years she was the Methodist Youth Fellowship Director. Florence was a life long resident of Arcanum. She was a Homemaker and Mother. She was preceded in death by her husband Dale Garber who died March 3, 2011 and a Brother Chester Cook. Florence is survived by her Son Danny Garber and wife Sandy of Arcanum; Granddaughters Jessica Best and husband Jamie and Kimberlee Bloom and husband Jeremy both of Arcanum; Great Grandchildren Morgan, Layna, and Levi Best. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday May 11, 2011 at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum with Pastor Susan Deverall officiating. Burial will follow in Mote Cemetery Pitsburg. The family will receive relatives and friends 11:00 AM until the time of service Wednesday.

Margaret M. Streib (May 8, 2011)

Margaret M. Streib age 99 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 3:51 A.M. on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. Margaret was born February 11, 1912 in Shelby County, Ohio, to the late John E. & Margaret (Gariety) Pepiot.

Margaret formerly worked at Buckeye Overall in Versailles where she was a seamstress. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles and the Versailles Senior Citizens.

In addition to her parents, Margaret is also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Streib on April 11, 1985 whom she married February 28, 1935; son, James Lee Streib; son-in-law, Ed Monnin; grandson, Doug Streib; granddaughter, Tina Streib; brothers, Ralph and Clarence Pepiot; and sisters, Bertha Monnin and Ann White Bergman.

Margaret is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, Dan & Nancy Streib of Versailles; daughters & sons-in-law, Joy Monnin of Tipp City, Roberta & Roger Gariety of Houston and Debra & Mike Fritz of Tipp City; daughter-in-law, Carol Streib of Webster; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Yvette Groff of Versailles; brother-in-law, Norman & Ginny Streib of North Carolina; sister-in-law, Charlotte Streib of Piqua; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. David Vincent celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Thursday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to Darke County Cancer Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Jane D. Rhynard (May 7, 2011)

Jane D. Rhynard of Princeton, LA; formerly of Rossburg, Ohio, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011. Jane was born July 11, 1918 in Circleville, Ohio, the youngest of seven children. She was a beautician and proud that she’d once done a manicure for Eleanor Roosevelt.

She married Lloyd Rhynard in 1944 and became a farmer’s wife. They shared 56 years of married life and enjoyed their three children, six grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren, with eight due soon.
Jane is preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd, and granddaughter, Emma. She leaves her children Donna DeWerff, Paul Rhynard, Patricia Fogarty and their children, Geof DeWerff, Erin Woods, Amy Perez, Jennifer LaPoint and Linda Fogarty, their spouses and children, friends and neighbors to mourn her loss and celebrate her joyous reunion with Lloyd and the rest of her family.

She was a devoted Cincinnati Reds Fan, a kind loving person with a twinkle in her eye of a mischievous Irish Leprechaun and will be missed by many.

After her services at Hill Crest Funeral Home in Haughton, LA; she will return to Ohio, where funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Steve Short officiating. Burial will follow in Brock Cemetery in Brock. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Edith E. Brandt (May 6, 2011)

Edith E. Brandt age 94 of Brock, Ohio. Our mother’s body is no longer on this land we love so much. Her last breath was on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 6:42. P.M. at Wayne Health Care (Greenville Hospital) as her family gathered at her bedside. You could hear laughter, see faces full of sorrow and hear stories of years filled with precious memories. The sweet stories were told of a grandmothers love that had no boundaries-no self concern. Our mouths watered as we talked about the wonderful food she always fed us whether it be at breakfast, a lunch taken out into the fields under a hot sun or a feast at every holiday. Edith was born July 20, 1916 to the late Edward & Sophie (Deubner) Border.

She was the late Arthur Brandt’s wife and what a proud wife she was! She wrote and typed his speeches for all of dad’s events. She canned his favorite foods; plums, pears, tomato juice, last of the garden, green beans. She kept the cellar stocked for the entire winter and everyone took joy in a canned good from mom.

She was president of various clubs and organizations. She sang in the choir. She was outgoing-she loved people! She had passion for gardening, jewelry, clothes and “stuff”. She hung her windows with chimes, butterflies and flower stick-ons. She collected Gone with the Wind items, elephants and filled her home with whimsy.

Edith is survived by her sons & daughters-in-law, John & Nancy Brandt of Versailles and James & Linda Brandt of Versailles; daughters & sons-in-law, Liz & Ash Rothlein of North Carolina, and Linda & Dennis Foley of Columbus; 41 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren will keep her spirit alive through generations to come.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 12:00 P.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Dennis Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in Brock Cemetery in Brock. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Alice E. Hale (May 3, 2011)

Alice E. Hale age 82 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 10:40 P.M. on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at her residence. Alice was born September 22, 1928 in Mew Madison, Ohio, to the late Albert Hetzler & Ruth Hetzler Shell.

Alice was a former manager at G.C. Murphy Company in Greenville and also formerly worked for Green Thumb. In addition to her parents, Alice is also preceded in death by her husband, Junior Hale; infant son, Colin Hale; and daughter, Melody Ord.

Alice is survived by her daughters, Connie Yoder of Ansonia and Linda Beumer of Greenville; son & daughter-in-law, Steven & Cindy Hale of Wayne Lakes; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; brother & sister-in-law, Gary & Anita Hetzler of Greenville; and sisters & brothers-in-law, Oma McNutt of Greenville, Phyllis & Jack Shell of Greenville and Karen & Carl Coppock of Greenville.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery New Section. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

James H. Gettinger (May 3, 2011)

Mr. James H. Gettinger, age 91 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Tuesday May 3, 2011 at 7:03 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community. He was born July 15, 1919 in Darke County, Ohio the son of the late Harry & Minnie (Schwab) Gettinger.

He formerly owned and operated Gettinger’s Sunoco Station on Washington Avenue from 1939 to 1977. He served in the United States Air Force in World War II.

He was a member of Greenville Church of the Brethren, Lifetime member of the V.F.W., a member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge # 143.

He is preceded in death by his parents; 1st Wife: Ida Gettinger; 2nd Wife: Cecil Gettinger; Brothers: Faye, Paul, & Carl Gettinger; Sister: Ruth Smith.

He is survived by his sons & daughter in law: Barry J. Gettinger of Greenville, Terry L. & Rita Gettinger of Avon Park, Florida; 5 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren.

Services will be held on Monday May 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Ron Sherck officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Monday at the funeral home. Veteran’s graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund.

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


Monday, May 2, 2011

Linda Darlene Newbauer (May 1, 2011)

Linda Darlene Newbauer, 61, of Greenville, passed away on May 1,2011 at Gade Health Care Center. Linda was born January 25, 1950 in New Castle, Indiana to Emma(Mounce)Crider of Greenville and the late Wilbur Wilson.

Linda had been the activities director at Gade Health Care Center before becoming ill. She was a very caring person and loved doing anything to make someone smile.

In addition to her father, Linda is preceded in death by a grandson, Jonathan Kinnison and a brother, Rick Crider.

Linda is survived by her two sons, Sean Kinnison and Christina Hershey of Ansonia and Brian and Tiffany Kinnison of Palestine; granddaughter, Jazmine Kinnison Brother, John Crider of Savona; sisters, Tonya Boatright of Greenville and Denise Hajjar of California: Stepfather, Larry Crider of Greenville and 4 nieces, 3 nephews, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Family will receive friends from 5 – 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Braund Funeral Home, New Madison. A celebration of Life will be at 6:00 p.m.on Thursday, May 5, 2011 also at the funeral home with Chaplin Candy Null being asked to officiate. Family requested that memorial contributions be given to The Activities Department at Gade Health Care Center. Donations will be accepted at the funeral home.

Clyde F. Raby (May 1, 2011)

Clyde F. Raby, 76, of New Madison passed away on May 1, 2011 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. Clyde was born in Grainger County, Tennessee on September 5, 1934 to the late Austin and Rachael (Ray) Raby.

Clyde was an ordained minister from 1970 until Easter Sunday, 2011 an pastored several Baptist Churches in Ohio and Indiana. He also worked as a machine operator at Spartech Plastics in Greenville for 20 years. Clyde enjoyed music and played lots of different musical instruments. He also loved to garden and sing in gospel groups.

Clyde is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ethel (Blankenship) Raby; two sons, Jack and Linda Raby of Greenville and Larry and Sherry Raby of Eaton; four grandchildren, Stephanie and Nathan Schlafman of West Milton, Daniel Raby of Centerville, Rebekah Raby of Arcanum, and Matt Raby of Richmond, Kentucky; a sister Lily Ellison of Lenoir City, Tennessee; and sister-in-law, Edith Raby of Lenoir City, Tennessee.

In addition to his parents, Clyde is preceded in death by a daughter, Theresa Raby; five brothers, Roy, Delbert, Charlie, John and Jim Raby; seven sisters, Dusty Carter, Bonnie Dixon, Grace Mitchell, Dixie Hall, Mary Jo Tutterow and twins, Nora and Dovey Raby.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 from 10 AM – 1 PM at Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. A Celebration of Life service will also be on Wednesday at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Joel McIntyre and Rev. Lloyd Mofield being asked to officiate. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association. Services entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. Online Condolences can be sent to the family at storchbraundfuneralhome.com

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lowell V. Miller (Friday, April 29, 2011)

Lowell V. Miller, 88, of Greenville, died Friday, April 29, 2011 at VA Hospital, in Dayton.

He was born October 10, 1922, in Darke County, Ohio, the son of the late William and Ethyl (Brock) Miller. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Neal Miller; sisters, Bea Painter, Wavelene Miller, Fern Miller; a brother, Robert Miller.

Lowell was a veteran of the US Army. He was retired from Shellar Globe in Union City. A lifetime member of DAV Chapter 57. Also member of VFW Post 7262, and Blinded Veterans Association.

His survived by his wife of 58 years, Janis Miller, whom he married October 12, 1952; grandchildren, Becci Miller of Greenville, April (Duane) Reed Pueblo, CO, Michael Grisez of Gettysburg; 6 great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Dixie Miller of Greenville.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 4 at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be held for the convenience of the family at a later date.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 4 from 10 a.m. till the time of service. The family request that memorial contributions be given to Blinded Veterans Association 4100 W. Third St. Dayton, OH.

Jean Lucille McGlinch (April 29, 2011)

Jean Lucille McGlinch, age 90, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 9:07 AM at Englewood Manor in Englewood, Ohio. She was born on November 2, 1920 in Shelby County, Ohio, to the late Lewis H. & Rosa Belle (Lambert) Martin.

Jean was a homemaker and a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Willowdell, Ohio.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence T. McGlinch; brothers, Lowell, Luther, Arthur, and Dane Martin; sisters, Marcella Smith and Mary Kelch; infant daughter, Susan Kay McGlinch.

She is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Alan Thomas & Lorene McGlinch of Arcanum, Ohio, and Kelley & Penny McGlinch of New Bremen, Ohio; daughters and son in law, Judi & Jerry Baker of Union, Ohio, Jane Agne of Versailles, Ohio, and Joanne McGlinch of Lima, Ohio; grandchildren, James (Kelley) McGlinch, Seth Baker, Nathan Baker and fiancée Talia Rousseau, Kaitlyn Baker, Shawn Agne, and Tim (Misty) Agne; great grandchildren, Shane McGlinch, Chelsea McGlinch, and Natalie Agne; sister in law, Maxine Martin of Greenville, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a service held on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 10:30 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Willowdell, Ohio, with Pastor Laura Shreffler officiating. Burial will follow in the Brock Cemetery, Brock, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Sunday, May 1, 2011 from 2-5 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio, as well as one hour prior to the service at church.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Willowdell, Ohio. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com