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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Evelyn M. Hamilton (June 28, 2011)

Evelyn M. Hamilton, 89, of rural Greenville, died late Tuesday evening, June 28, 2011 at Oakley House, Greenville. Mrs. Hamilton was born in Darke County on June 10, 1922, the daughter of the late Alonzo and Elnora (Wetzel) Fourman. She was a Homemaker and a Farmers Wife. Mrs. Hamilton was a life time member of the former Wayne Trail Grange. Evelyn was preceded in death by an infant Sister. Mrs. Hamilton is survived by her husband Keith Hamilton, whom she married October 19, 1946; Niece Denise Hansbarger and husband Alan of Arcanum; Nephew Steven Larsh of Arcanum; Great Nephew Gregory Hansbarger and wife Kathy; and Great Great Nephews John and Mark Hansbarger. Funeral Services will be held Noon on Friday, July 1, 2011 at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum with Rev Tom Hite officiating. Burial will follow in Ithaca Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends Friday 1 Hour before the time of services. The Family suggests memorial contributions to Darke County Hospice.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Carroll A. Seman (June 28, 2011)

Carroll A. Seman, age 69 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 3:35 P.M. Tuesday June 28, 2011 in the emergency room of Wayne Health Care Center. Carroll was born December 26, 1941 in Gettysburg, Ohio and the daughter of the late Raymer L. & Viola E. (Miller) Seman.

Carroll is survived by several cousins.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday July 1, 201l in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 A.M. until time of services in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Wayne Industries Senior Department.

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

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Shirley D. Poeppelman (June 27, 2011)

Shirley D. Poeppelman age 85 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2011 at the Sterling House in Greenville. Shirley was born July 16, 1925 in Syracuse, New York, to the late Winfield W. & Hazel A. (Goldie) Dodd.

Shirley was retired from Travelers Insurance Company; where she had been an office manager for 40 years. Shirley was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles.

In addition to her parents, Shirley is also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence F. Poeppelman on March 17, 2009 whom she married June 18, 1994; son, Gordon A. Root; grandson, Brett Root; and step granddaughters, Sydney Poeppelman and Brittany Kimmel.

Shirley is survived by a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Root of Jordan, New York; step sons & daughters-in-law, Kevin & Amy Poeppelman of Clarksburg, Maryland, James & Julie Poeppelman of Versailles, John & Annette Poeppelman of Stuart, Florida, and Fred & Stacy Poeppelman of Versailles; step daughters & sons-in-law, Ann & Sam Robinson of Huber Heights, Jean & Marty Tomasic of West Chester, Janet & Dr. Craig Gardner of Oakbrook, Illinois, Mary & Hayden Roush of Versailles, Amy & Pastor Steve Harman of Yorkshire, Karen & Dan Borchers of Versailles, Lisa & Karl Burk of Greenville and Julie & Kent Kimmel of Ansonia; 3 grandchildren, 30 step grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 10 step great grandchildren; and a sister & brother-in-law, Dorothea & John B. Woolverton of Ft. Meyers, Florida.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, June 30, 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 Thursday from 8:30 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to Versailles Emergency Medical Services. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Mrs. Eileen (Troxell) Rehmert (June 24, 2011)

Mrs. Eileen (Troxell) Rehmert, age 86 of Blakeslee, Ohio and formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday June 24, 2011 at 11:45 PM at Bryan Care & Rehabilitation Center, Bryan, Ohio. She was born November 9, 1924 in Piermont, Ohio the daughter of the late Robert Porterfield & Ruby Irene (Christ) Troxell. She was a homemaker most of her life and worked for ARO in Bryan, Ohio.

She was a member of First Assembly of God Church, Greenville, Ohio. She collected Indian vases, art and crafts.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Husband: Ambert C. Rehmert; Brother: Robert Troxell II.

She is survived by her sons: Terry L. Rehmert of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Barry W. Rehmert of Blakeslee, Ohio; 2 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; sister: Helen Juanita Brock of Brookville, Ohio.

Services will be held on Tuesday June 28, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Dale Boeger officiating. Burial will follow in Royal Oak Memorial Garden, Brookville, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday June 27, 2011 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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

Reverend Thomas Miller Davis (June 24th, 2011)

Reverend Thomas Miller Davis, 83, went to be with our Lord Friday morning June 24th, 2011 at his home.

He was born on February 27th, 1928 in Williamsburg, KY, son of the late Thomas Millard Davis and Effie Marie (Towe) Davis.

Rev. Davis has faithfully served his Lord and his community since April of 1973. Serving as Pastor at Churches of the Nazarene in Saylor Park, OH, Ripley, OH and Greenville, OH where he retired in June of 1997. Following his retirement he began to serve as interim Pastor at various churches where he was needed, most recently serving as Pastor for the past two years in Union City, IN.

Rev. Davis also has 39 years working for various newspapers, including the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Ripley Bee. He also enjoyed working with the youth of Brown County through the 4-H program, where he served for 9 years. Rev. Davis also served his country as a member of the United States Army.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers Carl, Arthur and Clarence (Red) Keith.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Lou (Nace); two sons, Doug (Tami) of Ripley, OH; and Lonnie of Miamiville, OH. Four daughters, Denise Davis of Owensville, OH; Monica (Tom) Rosselot of Owensville, OH; Dana Davis of Seattle, WA; and Cindy (Shane) Palmer of Chilhowie, VA. Grandchildren, Kelly (Darole) Reese, Micah (Jason) Shircliff, Makayla, Faith and Rebecca Palmer, Bailey Joy and Colton Davis. Great-grandchildren, Kaitlin, MaKenzie and Bryce Reese, Adison and Aubrey Shircliff.

Services will be held on Monday, June 27th at 3:00 p.m. at the Greenville Church of the Nazarene, Greenville, OH with Rev. D. Geoffrey Kunselman and Rev. Wayne Thomas officiating. Burial will follow on Tuesday, June 28th at 1:00 p.m. in the Sugar Tree Ridge Cemetery, Hillsboro, OH. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. on Monday at the Greenville Church of the Nazarene. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lighthouse Camp and Conference Center, 272 Jack Oak Point Road, Saint Mary’s Ohio 45885.

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

Charlotte Catherine (Hinegardner) Harter (June 25, 2011)

Charlotte Catherine (Hinegardner) Harter, age 100 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday June 25, 2011 at 6:10 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community. She was born November 26, 1910 in Greenville, Ohio the daughter of the late Solomon David & Roseanna (Kaufman) Hinegardner. She worked at General Athletic & Second National Bank retiring in 1965. She was a member of Greenville Missionary Church and a graduate of Marion College now known as Indiana Wesleyan University.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Husband: Addison Harter; Step daughters: Irene Fields, Margaret Seeley; Sister: Lois Aeschbach.

She is survived by her step granddaughters: Helen Arnett of Troy, Karen & Glenn Wilson of Bradford, Beverly Rose of Orlando, Florida; step great granddaughter: Shawna Arnett of Troy.

Services will be held on Wednesday June 29, 2011 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in Nashville Cemetery. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Friday, June 24, 2011

Lowell R. McClurg (June 23, 2011)

Lowell R. McClurg, 71, of Greenville, Ohio passed away early Thursday afternoon, June 23, 2011 at his residence.

He was born on February 12, 1940, in Greenville, Ohio to the late Ralph and Jean (Hipshire) McClurg. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a stepson John Louk.

Lowell was retired from restaurant service having worked an numerous restaurant including the former Wills Restaurant in Greenville. An avid and loyal fan of the Cincinnati Reds, he was a member of the Jehovah's Witness. He was a 1959 graduate of Greenville High School.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta (Murphy) McClurg, whom he married April 7, 1991; step children, Harley Louk of New Carlisle, Cecil Louk, Christopher Louk, Robert Gray, Sandra Gray, Kathy Gray, and Rhonda Weese all of Greenville; 15 step grandchildren; 6 step great grandchildren; an aunt, Nancy Rush; an uncle, Bud Hipshire; and numerous cousins.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 28 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, from 5-8 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to either the Cancer Association of Darke County or State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Betty J. Garrett (June 21, 2011)

Betty J. Garrett, age 83 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Tuesday June 21, 2011 at 11:40 AM at Heartland of Greenville. She was born November 16, 1927 in Greenville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Howard & Koneta (Sanders) Patton. She was a legal secretary for prosecuting attorneys Tom Hanes & Lee Fry.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Husband: James D. Garrett on October 24, 1998.

She is survived by her children: Jack Garrett of Greenville, Jeanne Higgins of Greenville, Susie Garrett of Greenville; Grandchildren: Amy (Lee) Obringer, Erin (Scott) Kies; Great Grandchildren: Jensen, Daphne, McKenna, Austin, Isabella, Ayden; Brothers & sisters in law: Howard Patton Jr. of Fairborn, Larry Patton of Denver, Colorado, James Patton of Dayton; Sisters: Jane Henby of Greenville, Carol Herring of The Villages, Florida.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday June 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Sean Lawrence officiating. Burial will be in Greenville Cemetery at a later date. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to Greenville Twp. Rescue. The family would like to give special thanks to the wonderful people at the Oakley House and Heartland of Greenville.

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

Samuel David Mikesell (June 20, 2011)

Samuel David Mikesell, age 63 of New Madison, Ohio, passed away on Monday June 20, 2011 at 9:35 AM at his residence. He was born February 20, 1948 in the family home on Harrison Road, New Madison, Ohio the son of the late Lewis Ellsworth “Dynamite” & Irma Irene (Spencer) Mikesell. He worked for Shellar Globe in Union City for 25 years and also for Transilwrap in Richmond, Indiana. He loved to fish, gardening, and hunting and loved nature.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Brothers: Bradley, Harvey Lloyd, Larry, and Joe Mikesell.

He is survived by his wife: Linda “Wendy” (Thrash) Mikesell of New Madison, Ohio; Sons & daughter in law: Jonathan Edward Mikesell of Greenville, Anthony David & Michelle Mikesell of Arcanum, Ohio; daughter & son in law: Kimberly Ann (Mikesell) & Stephen Chowning of New Madison, Ohio; Grandsons: Derrick & Kaleb Chowning, Tyler Mikesell; granddaughters: Lydia, Myra & Kayla Mikesell, Atasha Mikesell, Keele Shelton, Halli Mikesell Carpenter, Abigail Mikesell; Great granddaughter: StarAnna; Sisters & brothers in law: Martha Jane Herron of Wayne Lakes, Donna Joann & Bill Brubaker of Wayne Lakes, Carolyn & Bill Hankins of Union City, Ohio, Ellen & Ralph Snyder of Greenville, Kathy & Don Tackitt of Northport, Florida; Brothers & sisters in law: Thomas & Joyce Mikesell of Ansonia, Don & Charlene Mikesell of Greenville, Terry Mikesell of Auburn, Maine; & numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Friday June 24, 2011 at 10:30 AM at Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren 373 Love Road New Paris, Ohio with Pastor Tony Price officiating. Burial will follow in Hollansburg Cemetery, Hollansburg, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday June 23, 2011 at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be given to Cedar Grove Youth Ministry or Cancer Association of Darke County.

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

Mabel L. Clark (June 18, 2011)

Mabel L. Clark, 90, of Arcanum, died Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton. Mrs. Clark was born in Darke County on August 17, 1920, the daughter of the late Ira M. and Eleanor (Mitchell) Byrd. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church Arcanum and volunteered at Wayne Hospital for many years. Mrs. Clark worked for United Telephone Company, retiring in 1986. Mabel was a 50 year member of the former Arcanum Eastern Star. She was a past member of the American Womens Business Association and a member of the former Civitian Club. Mabel was preceded in death by her husband Lowell S. Clark, who died December 13, 1983, son Ted Clark, Daughters Judith Clark and Nancy Reynolds, 3 Brothers and 7 Sisters. She is survived by a Daughter Deborah Uhrig and husband Stephen of Arcanum; Sons Bob Clark and wife Eileen, Monte Clark and wife Tyra, and Kirby Clark all of Arcanum; 17 Grandchildren; 21 Great Grandchildren; 4 Great Great Grandchildren; Sisters Helen Marie Cashman of Winterhaven, FL and Hazel Roebuck of Alsip, IL. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Arcanum with Pastor Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday 5 - 8 PM at the Kreitzer Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church 112 W. South St., Arcanum, Ohio 45304.

Mary F. Barnhardt (June 18th, 2011)

Mary F. Barnhardt, 87, of Arcanum, died Saturday evening, June 18th, 2011 at her home. Mrs. Barnhardt was born in Greenville, on February 18, 1924, the daughter of the late Andrew and Helen (Bryant) Fellers. Mary was a Homemaker and Mother. She was preceded in death by her 1st husband Carl Tegtmeyer who died October 3, 1978 and her 2nd husband Donald Barnhardt, who died October 7, 1983, Sisters Betty Isaacs and Pauline Blevins, and a Brother Charles Fellers. She is survived by Daughter Pam McLain and husband Howard of Arcanum; Sons Roger Tegtmeyer and wife Mary of Arcanum, Duane Tegtmeyer of Arcanum, Richard Tegtmeyer and wife Marie of Greenville; Grandchildren Marissa and Howie McLain, Trish Couch and husband James, Kris Tegtmeyer, Kyle Tegtmeyer and wife Sara, Travis Tegtmeyer and wife Mandy, Valeri Tegtmeyer, Rick Tegtmeyer, Rob Tegtmeyer and wife Erin, Duane Carl Tegtmeyer II and wife Jennifer; 7 Great Grandchildren; Sister Virginia Gibson of Greenville; and Brother Hubert Fellers and wife Lucille of Greenville. Funeral Services will be held Noon on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum with Rev. John Wiltshire officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday 1 hour before services. Family suggests memorial contributions to Arcanum Community Rescue Service, P.O. Box 177, Arcanum, OH 45304-0177.

Gerald L. Kress (June 18, 2011)

Gerald L. Kress, 68, of Greenville died Saturday evening, June 18, 2011 at Covington Care Center, Covington. Mr. Kress was born in Montgomery County on May 29, 1943, the son of the late Ira and Pearl (Beaver) Kress. He was an employee of Honeywell (Fram) in Greenville retiring in 1999. Gerald was a Franklin Monroe Graduate. He was a Life Member of the Greenville Eagles #2177, and a member of the Greenville Elks Lodge. Gerald was preceded in death by a Granddaughter Lily Thobe, Sister Virginia Kress, and Brother Larry Kress. He is survived by Daughters Carissa Foster of Greenville, Kelly Kress and Special Friend Justin Thobe of Greenville, and Cassie Miller and husband Donald of Prescott, Wisconsin; Grandchildren Noah Miller, Owen Miller, Calvin Thobe, and Isis Thobe; Brother Roger Kress and wife Betty of Ansonia; Sisters Shirley Kinnison of Greenville, Erla McFall and husband George of Florida, and Donna Thompson and husband Greg of Beavercreek. Funeral Services will be held Noon on Friday, June 24, 2011 at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum with Rev. John Wiltshire officiating. Burial will follow in Mote Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends Friday 1 hour before the time of services. Family suggests memorial contributions to Cancer Association of Darke County, 209 East Fourth Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Patricia A. Riffle (June 17, 2011)

Patricia A. Riffle age 81 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 6:15 P.M. on Friday, June 17, 2011 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Patricia was born November 27, 1929 in Castine, Ohio, to the late Perry & Dana (Seman) Gower.

Patricia retired in 1992 from Fram Corporation of Greenville, where she had been employed for 33 years. Patricia was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville; was very active in the United Methodist Women’s Organizations; assisted with funeral meals for 8 years; and was over the dinning room and election day suppers. Patricia was a founder, along with her husband Dale, of the Ansonia Swinging 8’s Square Dance Club.

In addition to her parents, Patricia is also preceded in death by a daughter, Sondra Riffle; grandson, Ryan Riffle; brother, Dick Gower; sisters, Phyllis Kuhnle and Betty Sleppy; half brothers, Adrian & Harvey Gower; and half sister, Mary Phelps.

Patricia is survived by her husband, Dale Riffle whom she married June 22, 1946; children, Sharon (Gary) Deeter of Greenville, Scott (Cindy) Riffle of Greenville, Rebecca (Larry) Garrison of Greenville, Rock (Tammie) Riffle of Greenville, and Doug (Carol) Riffle of Greenville; grandchildren, Stephanie Shafer, Stacey Hetman, Scott Garrison, Sara Kinnison, Josh Riffle, Justin Riffle, and Lisa Moore; 14 great grandchildren; sister & brother-in-law, Frances & Sam Witt of Midland, Texas; and numerous nieces & nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Dr. Duane Smith, Pastor Todd Reish and Rev. Joe Payne officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to A Special Wish Foundation 1250 Memory Lane N-Suite B Columbus, Ohio 43209, Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund or State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Peggy Davisson (June 16, 2011)

Peggy Davisson 72, of Las Vegas, Nevada, formerly of New Madison, passed away peacefully on June 16, 2011 at her residence. Peggy was born on June 8, 1939 in Saratoga, Indiana to the late Wilbur & Elinor Louise(Miller)Kabel

Peggy was a 1957 graduate of New Madison High School and attended Sinclair College. She was a bank manager for Bank One in Lima, Ohio for many years Peggy loved to play slot machines out in Las Vegas.

In addition to her parents, Peggy is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Gerald Davisson who passed in 2004.

Peggy is survived by two sons, Doug and Nicole Davisson of Upland CA and Kevin Davisson of Henderson, NV; two grandchildren, Bella Rose and Noah Douglas Davisson of Upland, CA; a brother and sister in law,Bill and Carolyn Kabel of Marietta, GA

Family will receive friends from 6-8 PM, Thursday, June 23, 2011 at Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. A celebration of life service with be held at 11 AM, Friday ,June 24, 2011 also at the funeral home with Robert Kabel being asked to officiate. Family request donations be given to the donor’s local humane society. Donations accepted at the funeral home.

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

Friday, June 17, 2011

Richard A. Monk (June 13, 2011)

Richard A. Monk, 51, of Ansonia, passed away Monday evening, June 13, 2011 in the emergency room of Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton from injuries sustained in accident on US Route 127 near Greenville.

He was born September 5, 1959 son of the late Barbara Monk. In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by a sister, Sherry Ralston.

Richard had worked at the Walmart Supercenter in Greenville for the last 8 years.

He is survived by two brothers, Greg Armstrong and Danny Ralston; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to help defray funeral expenses.

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

Deveda L. “Lucy” Willingham (June 14, 2011)

Deveda L. “Lucy” Willingham, 87, of Greenville and formerly of Hollansburg, passed away on June 14, 2011 at the Brethrens Retirement Community in Greenville. Lucy was born in Leesburg, Missouri on September 9, 1923 to the late Forest D. and Eura Golden(Cates) Lincoln.

Lucy retired from Corning after 30 years of service, where she was also a former secretary of their labor union. She was a member of the Hollansburg Christian Church and a former board member. Lucy enjoyed bowling, traveling and most of all spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Lucy is preceded in death by two sisters, a brother and a son, Gary Willingham.

Lucy is survived by her husband of 66 years, George L. Willingham; a son, Lloyd Willingham of Glen Karn; two daughters, Deveda “Sue” and Steve Richards of Hollansburg and Wanda and Kenny Brown of Glen Karn; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Kenneth Lincoln of Springfield, Missouri.

The family will receive guests on Sunday, June 19, 2011 from 1-3 PM at the Hollansburg Christian Church in Hollansburg. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 3:00 PM with the Rev. Joe Hanna being asked to officiate. The family requests memorial contributions be given to the Meals on Wheels program and donations will be accepted at the church. Burial will follow in the Hollansburg Cemetery.

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

Barbara Jean “Jeannie” Hangen (June 13, 2011)

Barbara Jean “Jeannie” Hangen, age 78 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 2:45 P.M. Monday June 13, 2011 at the Heartland Nursing Home of Greenville, Ohio. Jeannie was born September 30, 1932 in Darke County and the daughter of the late Ben Z. & Ruth (Canan) Miller.

She was a homemaker, a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Greenville, enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Jeannie was preceded in death by her husband Richard A. Hangen July 7, 2005; a son Gregory Lee Hangen; and her sisters Phyllis Buchy and Janet Berner.

She is survived by her son and daughter in law Jeffrey A. & Crystal A. Hangen of Greenville. Grandchildren Matthew Hangen, Lindsey Hangen, Chad Garrison and Shelly Schwegel. Great grandchildren Caden Ray Thompson, Landen Brewer and Tucker Hangen. Also numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10A.M. Friday June 17, 2011 at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with the Rev. Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 until 8 P.M. in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to The American Diabetes Association.

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

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Scott A. Albright (June 11, 2011)

Scott A. Albright age 40 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at his residence. Scott was born April 2, 1971 in Greenville, Ohio, to Joan (Cain) Albright of Dayton and the late Lowell L. Albright.

Scott was a team leader at Honda of Anna where he was employed for over 14 years. Scott also pulled trailers for Mark’s Concessions. Scott was a member of Christian Life Center in Dayton.

In addition to his father, Scott is also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John & Betty Lewis; and paternal grandparents, Harry & Abbie Albright.

In addition to his mother, Scott is survived by a brother & sister-in-law, L. Lee & Lora Albright II of Greenville; sisters & brother-in-law, Angie & Carl Bowersock of Anna and Julia Ann Jones of Morehead, Kentucky; nieces and nephews, Kelsey, Marc & Cameron Bowersock, Caleb & Jenna Jones and Joshua Albright; and faithful companion, his boxer Daisy.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Darke County 4-H Foundation. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

William R. "Bill" Heft (June 8, 2011)

William R. "Bill" Heft, age 85, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 8:19 AM at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy, Ohio. He was born on August 5, 1925 in Versailles, Ohio, to the late Valentine A. & Catherine (Forry) Heft.

Bill was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Versailles where he served on the Church Council, Past Master of the Versailles Masonic Lodge #290, Free and Accepted Masons and a 32nd Degree Mason, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton; and Versailles Lions Club. Bill really enjoyed doing outdoor work, hunting, fishing, and helping others any way he could. He was a 1944 graduate of Versailles High School.

Following high school he worked for General Motors for 3 years, followed by construction work for 3 years. He was then employed by Ernest Gravel, Co. in Piqua and Houston, Ohio, where he was a crane operator and part owner and was vice president when he left the company in 1973. After that he worked as the Maintenance Foreman for the City of Piqua retiring in 1987.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers, Ferd Heft and John Heft; sisters, Mary Sherry and Jane Blake Marchal; daughter in law, Carol Heft.
He is survived by his wife Esther (Kruckeberg) Heft of Versailles, Ohio, whom he married on August 6, 1950; sons and daughter in law Bruce Heft of Ansonia, Ohio, and Mark & Mary Heft of Versailles, Ohio; daughter and son in law, Kathie & Rex Abke of Troy, Ohio; 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; brother, Richard Heft of Greenville, Ohio; as well as numerous brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces and nephews.

There will be a service held on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 10:30 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio, with Pastor Pentti Maki officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Sunday, June 12, 2011 from 2-4 PM at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic Memorial Service conducted by the Versailles Masonic Lodge on Sunday at 3:45 PM at the funeral home followed by a Scottish Rite Ring Service.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Versailles, Ohio. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com 

James "Ron" Barkley (June 9, 2011)

James "Ron" Barkley, 71, of Arcanum died Thursday, June 9, 2011 at the Cleveland Clinic. Mr. Barkley was born in Dayton on October 19, 1939, the son of the late James and Alta (Simpkins) Barkley. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Arcanum. Ron was a former employee of Union Savings Bank, Englewood. He also was a toolmaker for Hopkins Machine and Tool, Vandalia. Ron was preceded in death by his Sister Lois J. Barkley. He is survived by his Daughter Renee Schmitz and husband Gary of Troy; Sons James Barkley of Ft. White, FL and Brian Barkley of Lakeland, FL; 13 Grandchildren; 9 Great Grandchildren; and a Sister Linda Redlinger of Carmel, IN. Graveside Services will be held 1:00 PM on Friday, June 17, 2011 at Miami Cemetery, 6379 Corwin Avenue, Waynesville, Ohio with Rev Tom Hite officiating. Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

A.J. Waymire (June 9, 2011)

A.J. Waymire age 80 of Rossburg, Ohio, passed away on Thursday June 9, 2011 at 6:37 PM at his daughter’s residence. He was born September 26, 1930 in Darke County, Ohio the son of the late James & Mildred (McKhann) Waymire. He worked for AVCO New Idea in Coldwater, Ohio retiring in 1992. He was a member of Community United Methodist Church, Union City.

He is preceded in death by his parents; 2 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; sister: Phyllis June Zeller; Brother in law: Glen Fourman.

He is survived by his Wife: Maxine (Shook) Waymire of Rossburg whom he married February 11, 1950; Children & spouses: Karen & Eric Link of Portland, Indiana, Katie & Larry Hummel of Rossburg, Randy Waymire & JoAnne Trick of Rossburg, Ruth & Bill Fourman of Rossburg, Nancy & Roger Songer of Abingdon, VA; 19 grandchildren & spouses; 35 great grandchildren; Sisters & brothers in law: Jean Fourman of Greenville, Dorothy & Robert Bubeck of North Star, Retha Bubeck of Greenville; Brother & sister in law: J.C. & Darlene Waymire of Greenville; Brother in law: Raymon Zeller of Versailles; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Tuesday June 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Chris Barhorst officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Twp. Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Monday June 13, 2011 at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Ben Winger (June 6, 2011)

Ben Winger, 23, of Union City, Ohio, passed away at 1:50 p.m. Monday afternoon, June 6, 2011 in the emergency room of Wayne Healthcare in Greenville.

He was born April 19, 1988 in Winchester, Indiana, son of Diane Idle of Union City, Ohio and Douglas Winger of Rossburg, Ohio.

Ben was a 2005 graduate of Versailles High School. He loved all sports including video games, the Indianapolis Colts, and NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Wanda Lee Idle; brother, Robin Idle; uncles, William Idle and Robert Idle; great grandmother, Bea Winger; and a cousin , Josh Rammel.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his brothers, Kyle Winger of Union City, OH, Shaun Winger of Union City, OH, Jarrod Idle of Knoxville, Tenn.; sisters, Misty Idle of Hagerstown, MD; grandfather, Robert C. Idle of New Weston; grandparents, Bruce and Evelyn Winger of Rossburg; special friend, Joe Vincell of Greenville; his nurse, Cheryl Hittle of Greenville; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in the Miami Memorial Park near Covington.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, from 5-8 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to help defray the funeral expenses.

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

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Thelma G. Seibel (June 7, 2011)

Thelma G. Seibel, 97, of Greenville, died in the afternoon hours of Tuesday June 7, 2011 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio.

Her husband, Lowell D. Seibel passed away August 29, 1997. Thelma was born January 25, 1914 to William Henry Stanley and Viola Olga (Michael) Gibson. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her six sisters and two brothers as follows: Helen Hamilton, Gertrude Stade, Margaret Meyer, Opal Hartle, Laura Garbig, Cathryn Bitner, Ernest Gibson, and Robert Gibson. Her son-in-law, Ted Armstrong, passed away December 17, 2007.

She is survived by her daughters, Karen Armstrong and Karel Dixon with fiance', David Grinnell. Also surviving is granddaughter, Kimberly Rudnick with husband Scott, and daughter's Nicole, Samantha and Alysia; grandson, Michael Casey with wife Diana; grandson, Jeff Henderson with wife Sue, son Adam and daughter Jessica; granddaughter Michelle D'Antuono with husband Frank and son Joshua; granddaughter, Suzanne Ciotti with daughter Jordan and son Dylan. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Cal Bitner, and many caring nephews and nieces with their families.

Services will be held at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, 1000 N. Broadway, Greenville, on Saturday, June 11, at 11:00 AM with grandnephew, Rev. Rod Byers officiating. Interment will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery. Friends may visit the funeral home Saturday, from 9:30 to 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Brethren Retirement Community, 4th Floor Sensory Room, 750 Chestnut Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331, or State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Connie J. Fourman (June 6, 2011)

Connie J. Fourman of Greenville, 58, passed away on June 6, 2011 at her residence in Greenville. Connie was born in Nelsonville, Ohio on January 31, 1953 to the late Paul Williams and Betty and Larry Koffer.

Connie enjoyed playing bingo and cards. She loved reading Steven King novels, the Dallas Cowboys and enjoyed all kinds of music and dancing. Connie loved things with frogs on them and collected frog memorabilia. Most of all, Connie enjoyed spending time with her family and she especially enjoyed making her grandchildren feel special. She also had a very loyal companion in her dog, Romeo.

In addition to her father, Connie is preceded in death by a brother, Mike Williams.

Connie is survived by her loving husband, Keith Fourman; two sons, Eric Engle and Doug Williams both of Greenville; a daughter, Janie and Kirk Detling of Pitsburg; 5 grandchildren, Caitlyn Bowers, Taylor Bowers, Matthew Jones, Skye Williams and Gavin Williams; two brothers, Dan and Jama Williams, Dave Williams and fiancé, April Chilcoat; a sister, Lisa Klosterman and special friend, Jamie Harlow; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 1 – 3 PM at the Church of the Nazarene, 7584 St. Rt. 118, Greenville. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 PM immediately following the visitation with the Rev. Wayne Thomas being asked to officiate. The family requests memorial contributions be given to Braund Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

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

Louise Kline Witwer (June 5, 2011)

Louise Kline Witwer age 94 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:55 A.M. Sunday June 5, 2011 at her residence. Louise was born May 15, 1917 in Greenville and the daughter of the late John Earl & Maude (Brumbaugh) Kline.

Louise retired in 1982 from the Second National Bank and was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church, both of Greenville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Lee Witwer; a stillborn son John Lee Witwer; sisters Margaret Kline, Mary Kline and Frances McVay; and a niece Mary Louise Worthington.

She is survived by nephews John D. McVay of Van Wert, Steve Witwer of Fishers, Indiana and Doug Witwer of Columbus. Nieces Susan McVay of Long Beach, California and Susan Thomas of North, Virginia. Brother in law and spouse Norman & Helen Witwer of Dayton and numerous great nieces & nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday June 9, 2011 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Rev. John McRoberts officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5 until 8 P.M. in the funeral home.

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

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Betty M. Minnich (June 3, 2011)

Betty M. Minnich age 84 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 10:03 P.M. on Friday, June 3, 2011 at Vitas Hospice in Dayton. Betty was born October 14, 1926 in Fayette County, Ohio, to the late Roy B. & Neda (Pyle) Stires.

Betty retired in 1991 from Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville where she was a nurse’s aid for 18 years.

In addition to her parents, Betty is also preceded in death by her 1st husband, James B. Spurlock on October 29, 1955 whom she married December 27, 1947; 2nd husband, Lewis A. Minnich on April 6, 1981 who she married December 1, 1973; son, James Spurlock; step daughters, Barbara Cotterman and Martha Oldham; brother, Gerald Stires; and sisters, Juanita Stires and Sylvia Stires.

Betty is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, LeeRoy & Susan Spurlock of Greenville; daughter & son-in-law, Anita & Ron Claxton of Versailles; step son, Roy Minnich of Greenville; step daughters & step sons-in-law, Phyllis & Walter Summers of Greenville, Mabel & Bill Kiser of Greenville, Faye Lines of Greenville and Betsy Grimes of Richmond, Indiana; grandchildren, Beckam Poling, Dawn Thompson, Betty Meyer, Jami Marburger and Roni Lynn Thompson; 8 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; numerous step grandchildren, step great grandchildren and step great great grandchildren; brother, Roderick Stires of Xenia; sisters & brothers-in-law, Donnabelle & George Cooper of Washington Courthouse, Annabelle Cooper of Washington Courthouse, Ruth & Stoney Patrick of Milledgeville, Ohio and Kathleen Arnold of Washington Courthouse; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Tim Schrock officiating. Burial will follow in Stelvideo Cemetery in Greenville. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice One Elizabeth Place, Northwest Building, 5th Floor Dayton, Ohio 45408. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Friday, June 3, 2011

Ray N. Gibson (June 2, 2011)

Ray N. Gibson, 86, of Greenville, passed away early Thursday morning, June 2, 2011 at Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

He was born June 21, 1924 in Brown Township, Darke County, Ohio, son of the late Alpha A. and Susie F. (Shiverdecker) Gibson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Helen E. (Bankson) Gibson; brothers, Doyle Gibson, Dean Gibson; and sisters, Dorothy Dill Crawford, Bernice Crawford.

Ray had retired from Hobart Corporation after 37 1/2 years. He was a member of Coletown Congregational Christian Church and Hobart Quarter Century Club and had served in the US Army in World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Evelyn L. (Oliver) Gibson whom he married June 11, 1966; a son, Dennis L. Gibson of Cincinnati, OH; a daughter, Cinda F. Pearson of Union City, IN; 10 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services with full Military Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4 at Oliver- Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with the Rev. Eric Knight officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Teegarden Cemetery near Ansonia.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.. The family request that memorial contributions be given to Coletown Congregational Christian Church, State of the Heart Hospice, or Donors Choice.

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

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Dorothy G. Powell (June 2, 2011)

Dorothy G. Powell, age 91 of Greenville, Ohio went to be with the Lord on Thursday June 2, 2011 at 2:00 AM at her residence. She was born July 4, 1919 in Bay City, Michigan the daughter of the late William & Florence (Smiley) Singer. She worked at Rest Haven as a Social Worker and also cleaned houses.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Son: Craig Harmon; & brothers & sisters.

She is survived by her daughter & son in law: Kandy & Larry Gamble of Greenville; son & daughter in law: Bill & Jerry Harmon of Greenville; grandchildren: Allen Nunley of New York, Edward Nunley of Greenville, Brian Nunley of Union City, April Sanders of Greenville, Brian Gamble of Brookville, Kevin Gamble of Minnesota, Jerry Rhoades of Tennessee; numerous great grandchildren.

Services will be held on Monday June 6, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Thomas & Rev. Tom Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Twp. Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 PM on Sunday June 5, 2011 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Larry J. Back (June 1, 2011)

Larry J. Back, 62, of New Madison, passed away late Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at the emergency room of Wayne Healthcare in Greenville.

He was born in Hamilton, OH, son of Mary Alice (Tompkins) Back of New Madison and the late James E. Back.

Larry was retired from Dana Corporation Perfect Circle in Richmond, IN. He was a veteran of the US Marine Corps having served during Vietnam.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his longtime companion, Kathy Quinn; children, James (Amy) Back, II of Greenville, Jessica (Sean) Back of New Madison, and Joshua Back of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Hannah, Holly and Wyatt Back, and Colten Forte; a brother, Donald (Barbara) Back of New Madison; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Elwood Stuart officiating. Burial with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will follow in the Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 5-7 p.m.

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

Andrew A. Bryant (June 1, 2011)

Andrew A. Bryant age 88 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 5:36 A.M. on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Wayne Health Care in Greenville. Andrew was born November 3, 1922 in Williamsburg, Kentucky, to the late John & Alice (Martin) Bryant.

Andrew retired from Darke County Ditch Maintenance Department. He also formerly farmed and worked at Champion Paper Company in Piqua. Andrew was an Ordained Deacon in the Philadelphia Baptist Church in Brodhead, Kentucky.

In addition to his parents, Andrew is also preceded in death by his wife, Rosie B. (Benge) Bryant on September 13, 1998 whom he married October 24, 1942; son, James Russell “Russ” Bryant; son-in-law, David Stinnett; grandsons, Tony Bryant, Wayne Jr. Reel and Dakota Drew Jay; and 11 brothers and sisters.


Andrew is survived by his sons & daughters-in-law, Chester & Patty Bryant of Gettysburg, Dillard & Judy Bryant of New Castle, Indiana, Dewey & Michelle Bryant of New Castle, Indiana, Glen & Jeanette Bryant of Greenville and Wendell Bryant of Piqua; daughters & sons-in-law, Violet “Vi” & Wayne Graham of New Castle, Indiana, Vurna Stinnett of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, Beulah & Don Ditton of Warsaw, Indiana, Glenda & Albert Case of Greenville and Christine Sumwalt of Winchester, Indiana; 27 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren; special friend, Evelyn Mann of Greenville; brother, James Bryant of Sidney; and sister, Lola Abner of Crab Orchard, Kentucky.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Albert Case officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hills Memory Gardens in New Castle, Indiana. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Sunday from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Comprehensive Health Network of Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Thelma V. Henry (June 1, 2011)

Thelma V. Henry age 82 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 12:46 P.M. on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Emerald Crossings Assisted Living in Dublin, Ohio. Thelma was born July 31, 1928 in Bradford, Ohio, to the late Lawrence E. & Mary Hazel (Routzong) Miller.

Thelma retired from Greenville City Schools in 1991 where she was a cook for 28 years. Thelma was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville. She was also a member of the Greenville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and White Springs Ladies Golf League.

In addition to her parents, Thelma is also preceded in death by her husband, John N. Henry on March 6, 2011 whom she married on September 2, 1950; brother, Ivan Miller; and sisters, Ruby Miller, Frances Herrman, Maxine Snyder and Louise Miller.

Thelma is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, Michael & Mary Henry of Dublin; daughter & son-in-law, Kristina & Mike Hansman of Vandalia; grandchildren, Sean Henry, Katie Henry, Emily Henry, Nick Hansman and Eric Hansman; brother & sister-in-law, Robert C. & Alma Miller of Versailles; sisters, Glenna Burkett of Bradford and Jean Wills of Ansonia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, June 6, 2011 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville with Rev. Fr. John White celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Greenville. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. and Monday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Heartland Hospice 6500 Busch Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43229. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com