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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Irene Winterrowd (August 30, 2011)

Irene Winterrowd, age 92 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 1:03 A.M. on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at the Brethren Retirement Center Greenville, Ohio. Irene was born February 2, 1919 in Gettysburg, Ohio and the daughter of the late Cara & Mollie (Gilbert) Brewer.

Irene was a Nutrition Aid with the Darke County Extension Office and in 1983 was honored by the Ohio Extension Office as “Woman of the Year” for her service. She was also a Certificate Recipient from The Ohio House of Representatives, presented by Honorable Mr. Jim Buchy.

Irene was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Greenville and a former Sunday School Teacher at the church. She was instrumental in starting the Shelter for Battered Women in Darke County, a long-term member of the Farm Bureau Board, Republican Women’s Club, League of Women Voters, and a leader of Merrie Wanna Kitchen Band having played for numerous community organizations in and around Darke County. Irene was honored for her Humanitarian Work by the Greenville Sertoma Club and the Greenville V.F.W.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Donald Winterrowd in 1990; son Billy Winterrowd at birth in 1943; daughter in law Cindy (Spencer) Winterrowd in 2010; brothers Emmert Brewer, Homer Brewer, Merlin Brewer, Ralph Brewer, Galen Brewer and Clarence Brewer; sisters Ruth Miller, Laura Root, Mildred Bosserman and Bess Null.

Irene is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jean & Lamar Noble of Xenia, Ohio; son and daughter-in-law, Ted & Irene Winterrowd of Ft. Myers, Fl.; grandchildren, Carmen (Winterrowd) Beasley, Troy Winterrowd, Shelley (Noble) Clifford and Eric Noble; ten great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Joe Payne officiating. Burial will follow in the Teegarden Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Darke County Shelter from Violence Inc.

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


Monday, August 29, 2011

John E. Stevenson (August 29, 2011)

John E. Stevenson, 81, of Arcanum, died early Monday morning, August 29, 2011 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton. Mr. Stevenson was born in Arcanum on June 6, 1930, the son of the late Sterling and Bernice (Wild) Stevenson. A member of Faith United Methodist Church, John taught Sunday School and served on the Finance and Parish Staff Committees. Following retirement from the former Dayton Press in 1980, Mr. Stevenson was a Loan Officer and served on the Board of directors at the former Arcanum Federal Savings and Loan. He was a founding member of the Arcanum Community Rescue Squad and a long time Assistant Fire Chief for the Arcanum Fire Department. John was the owner of the former Appraisal Associates in Arcanum. John served on the Board of directors for the Garst Museum and was a member of the Arcanum Lion's Club. A veteran of the U. S. Army serving at the time of the Korean War, John retired in 1990 as a Major from the Army/Army National Guard. He was a Civil War authority, an animal lover, and an avid reader. John was preceded in death by his 1st wife Helen who died January 20, 1980, his 2nd wife Ella who died July 24, 2009 and his sister Carol J. Colebrook. He is survived by Step Daughters Anne (Dave) Michel of Huntertown, IN and Julie (Daryl) Ullery of Winchester, KY; 5 Step Grandchildren; Nieces Kathy (Bob) Freudenberger of Bethel, OH and Laura Lee (William) Wesley of Lancaster, KY; Nephews Stephen (Karen) Morgan Colebrook and Jeffrey (Diann) Colebrook of Madera, CA; 7 Grand Nieces and Nephews; 4 Great Grand Nieces and Nephews; Sister-in-Law Laura Ruth Durham of Stanford, KY; Brother-in-Law Jim Colebrook of Guilford, CN; and Mr. Boots. Funeral Services will be held at Faith United Methodist Church, Arcanum at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 10, 2011 with Pastor Mick Whistler officiating. Military Graveside Services will be held at Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford, KY at 1:30 PM on Sunday, September 11, 2011 with Rev. Dr. David Michel officiating and American Legion Post #18 of Stanford, KY will be conducting military honors. Family suggests memorial contributions to Arcanum Community Rescue Service, P.O. Box 177 Arcanum, OH 45304 or Garst Museum, 205 North Broadway Street, Greenville, OH 45331.

Nicholas Liam Norman (August 26, 2011)

Nicholas Liam Norman, 6 weeks old, of New Madison passed away on August 26, 2011 at Children’s Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Nicholas was born on July 15,2011 in Dayton, the son of Jeremy Spencer and Andrea(Harris)Norman.

Nicholas is survived by his parents, a sister Katelin Norman and a brother Ethan Spencer, and numerous other family and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 8:00 PM at Braund Funeral Home with a visitation before the service from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM with the Rev. Tim Schrock being asked to officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be given to the family with donations being accepted at the funeral home.

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

Ellen K. (Hawkey) Young (August 26, 2011)

Ellen K. (Hawkey) Young, 91, of Greenville passed away on August 26, 2011 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Ellen was born on August 19, 1920 in Castine, to the late Cassius and Edith (Pretsman) Hawkey.

Ellen was a homemaker and loved cooking. She worked her family farm with her late husband, Roy O. Young, and took care of milking the cows. Ellen enjoyed vacationing on motorcoach trips and fishing. She loved cats, especially her cat, Mikie. Ellen attended the East Main Church of Christ for many years.

Ellen is survived by two daughters, Opal Young of Greenville and Marilyn and Gene Shoenleben of Greenville; two grandchildren, Jill and John King of Greenville, and Denny and Jacque Shoenleben of Bradford; four great-grandchildren, Laura and Dave Jones of Greenville, Geoffery Burchfield and fiancé, Desiree Barker of Greenville, Nichole and Mark Leistner of Covington, and Sharon and Jon Frock of Covington; four great-great-grandchildren, Braylin Burchfield of Greenville, Jessica Jones of Greenville and Daniel & Owen Leistner of Covington; a sister, Marie Lutz of Greenville, and her special cat, Mikie.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ellen is preceded in death by six brothers, Basil, Harry, Vernie, Galen, Donald and Dale Hawkey; five sisters, Ruth Spencer, Norma Hileman, Lucille Mansfield, a 12 year old sister and a sister that died in infancy.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Braund Funeral Home with a visitation before the service from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM with the Rev. Jim Moorehouse being asked to officiate. Burial will immediately follow in Palestine Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions be given to the East Main Church of Christ with donations being accepted at the funeral home.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Don D. Pitzer (August 26, 2011)

Don D. Pitzer, age 80 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Friday August 26, 2011 at 10:13 AM at Good Samaritan hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born May 21, 1931 in Union, Ohio the son of the late Paul & Veda (McKibben) Pitzer. He worked and retired from Greenville Manufacturing. He served in the Korean War in the United States Air Force.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Son: Mark Pitzer; Daughter: Michelle Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Tina (Nicholson) Pitzer of Greenville; daughters & sons in law: Melinda & Will Stacy of Greenville, Marcia & Wayne Arnold of Greenville, Susan & Jeff Kolling of Arcanum; Grandchildren: Zach Batten, Gabe Batten, Chris Langdon & Wife Deanne, Mike Arnold, Rachael Strosnider all of Greenville, Sara Pitzer, & Jessica Kolling of Columbus, Emily Kolling of Arcanum; Great granddaughters: Ashley Strosnider, & Rebecca Langdon of Greenville; Brother & sister in law: Dean & Sue Pitzer of Arcanum; Sister & brother in law: Nancy & Sonny Durham of Tucson, Arizona; Brother in law & spouse: Ken & Shirley Nicholson of Retford, England; numerous nieces & nephews.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Greenville Area Dog Club.

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


Monday, August 22, 2011

Danny L. “Dan” Eldridge (August 20, 2011)

Danny L. “Dan” Eldridge age 49 of Arcanum, Ohio, passed away at 11:11 P.M. on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Dan was born November 16, 1961 in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Dale E. & Viola B. (Crow) Bailey Sr.

Dan was a taxidermist.

Dan is survived by his daughters, Melissa Weaver of Arcanum and Lakota Eldridge of Greenville; sons, Derek Eldridge of Arcanum and Zach Eldridge of Greenville; step son, Justin Fitzgerald of Greenville; granddaughter, Rachel Baker of Arcanum; brothers, Darrel Eldridge of Muncie, Indiana, Dwayne Bailey of Ansonia and Dale Bailey Jr. of Ansonia; and sisters, Darla Davison of Eaton, Dolly Bailey of Greenville and Debbie Bailey of Brookville, Ohio.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Steve Peters officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com


George B. Moore, Jr. (August 21, 2011)

George B. Moore, Jr., 69 of Millersville, Maryland, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, August 21, 2011 in Greenville, Ohio.

He was born April 2, 1942 in Greenville. son of the late George B., Sr. and Lillian Marie (Fields) Moore. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, George B Moore, III on January 28, 2006; a brother, Clayton Moore, and a sister, Serena Kay Moore.

George was retired from the US Army having served for 25 years. He then employed by the National Security Agency. He was a member of the Severna Park Untied Methodist Church in Serverna Park, MD.

A devoted and loving family, George is survived by his wife of 50 years, Vera I. (Dickey) Moore whom he married December 23, 1960; sons, Jeffery (Cathy) Moore of Sturbridge, Mass., Gregory Moore of Millersville, MD; grandchildren, Holly, Alysa, Ashton, and Autumn Moore; sister, Helen (Newman) Ross of Sidney; a brother, Thomas (Merry) Moore of Arcanum; his mother-in-law, Leona Dickey of Rossburg: and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Steve Short officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, August 24 from 5-8 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Beamsville Christian Church.

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

Marian A. "Ann" Campbell (August 21, 2011)

Marian A. "Ann" Campbell, 79, of Greenville, passed away early Sunday morning, August 21, 2011 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

She was born September 1, 1931 in Knox County, IL, daughter of the late Benjamin Ira and Anna Belle (McCullough) Poole. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.

Ann had owned and operated Commercial Printing Company in Greenville with her husband John. She was a member of the First Congregational Christian Church in Greenville and the Greenville VFW Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, John "Jack" Campbell; children, Steve (Mary Beth) Campbell of Winter Park, FL, Judy Petitto of Atlanta, GA, Jeff (Elaine)Campbell of Greenville, Joan (Steve) Brandt of Greenville; grandchildren, Michael Campbell, Jonathon Campbell, and Daniel Brandt; a great granddaughter, Sara Brandt; and a sister, Minnie Bodenhamer of Illinois.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 26 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Joe Soley officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 9 a.m till time of services at 11 a.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

Marjorie Evelyn Arnold (August 21, 2011)

Marjorie Evelyn Arnold age 92 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 3:45 A.M. on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at Heartland of Greenville. Marjorie was born August 22, 1918 in Michigan City, Indiana, to the late Hugh & Orpha (Finney) Huffer.

Marjorie formerly worked at Forrest Cox DPM office; Uhlman’s Department Store, where she was the manager of the shoe department; and Brown’s Bootery. Marjorie was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville; Greenville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, where she was Past President and organized the flags around the Greenville City circle; and Sigma Beta Beta Sorority. Marjorie was also an avid Cincinnati Reds fan.

In addition to her parents, Marjorie was also preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Edward Arnold on May 17, 2011 whom she married December 24, 1940; sisters, Iva Huth, Thelma Stout, Edith Warren, Verda Addington and infant Anna Freda Huffer; and a brother, Glen Huffer.

Marjorie is survived by her daughters & sons-in-law, Karen & Mike Karn of Brookville, Ohio, Linda & Joe Wolfard of Greenville, Cheryl & Jim Hardeman of The Villages, Florida, and Lisa & Steve Headley of Greenville; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church 114 East Fourth Street, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville and Wednesday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, Salvation Army or the American Heart Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Brennen Michael Westfall (August 18, 2011)

Brennen Michael Westfall, stillborn on August 18, 2011 at 7:45 P.M. at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville.

Brennen is survived by his parents, Kevin Westfall Jr. & Brittney Messer of Greenville; paternal grandparents, Kevin & Jennette Westfall Sr. of Ansonia; maternal grandpaprents, Angie Dotson of Hollansburg and John Dotson of Hollansburg; maternal great grandmother, Zula Lee Dotson of Hollansburg; uncles, Bailey Dotson of Hollansburg and Kyle Westfall of Ansonia; and aunt, Shanntel Westfall of Ansonia.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at Greenville Cemetery-Babyland with Pastor Steve Short officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com


Friday, August 19, 2011

Michelle J. (Pitzer) Smith (August 17, 2011)

Michelle J. (Pitzer) Smith, age 53 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on the morning of August 17, 2011 at her residence. She was born March 11, 1958 in Greenville, Ohio the daughter of Don & Tina (Nicholson) Pitzer of Greenville. She is preceded in death by her brother: Mark Pitzer.

She is survived by her parents; Husband: Bruce Smith of Greenville; Daughter: Rachael Strosnider of Greenville; Granddaughter: Ashley Strosnider; Sisters & brothers in law: Melinda & Will Stacy of Greenville, Marcia & Wayne Arnold of Greenville, Susan & Jeff Kolling of Arcanum; Sister in law: Darlene Taylor; & numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, & nephews.

Services will be held on Tuesday August 23, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Sylvia McKibben officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Monday August 22, 2011 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Darke County Mental Health or Greenville Twp. Rescue.

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


Thomas C. Coffield (August 15, 2011)

Thomas C. Coffield age 69 of St. Marys, Ohio, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2011 at his residence. Thomas was born March 8, 1942 in Versailles, Ohio, to the late Richard R. & Helen E. (Stover) Coffield.

Thomas was a retired electrician. He formerly worked at Huffy Corporation in Celina and Emerson Inc. in Sidney. Thomas served in the U.S. Navy.

Thomas is survived by a brother Richard Coffield of Greenville.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, August 22, 2011 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Dennis Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 10:30 A.M. on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Betty Ellen (Oliver) Oehrtman (August 17, 2011)

Betty Ellen (Oliver) Oehrtman, 85, of Versailles, passed from time to eternity at the Versailles Health Care Center on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.

She was born the morning of May 18, 1926 near Castine, OH, to Rolliance (R.W.) and Sadie (Rush) Oliver who proceeded her in death. Her childhood sweetheart, best friend, and faithful husband of 55 years, Richard and brothers Ostia and Irene Oliver, Merle and Alta Oliver, and sister Ralph and Annabel Nixon are all having a grand reunion with her now.

She is survived by her daughter Pamela "Pennie" of Versailles who was her full-time caregiver for the last year of her life, her son Lemuel of Deer Lodge, Montana; and many nieces and nephews and their families.

During WWII she worked at the Waco Aircraft Company in Troy, Ohio for two summers before graduating with the Versailles High School Class of 1944. She later worked for Poultry Producers and Weaver Brothers. During the final years of their lives, she cared for her mother and father-in-law in her home. For 25 years she was a groomer of small dogs.

Living a full and meaningful life, she was a Girl Scout Leader, the organizer and leader of Versailles Christian Church's Service Guild (who prepares funeral dinners), a member and Treasurer of the Versailles Council of Church's, a member of the Greenville Area Dog Club, and the Humane Society of the United States. Her many hobbies included reading, sewing, quilting, painting pictures, gardening, canning, camping, and traveling, especially to see her son. Over the years, she was the owner of 13 dogs and 5 cats most of which were adopted.

A celebration service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 20 at the Versailles Christian Church with Pastors Dennis Wheeler and Virgil Gallagher officiating. Burial will follow in the Brock Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville Friday from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to the services at the church.

The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be given to the Versailles Emergency Medical Services.

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

Everett R. "Jack" Whittaker (August 17, 2011)

Everett R. "Jack" Whittaker, 87, of Greenville, passed away early Wednesday morning, August 17, 2011 at the Oakley House in Greenville.

He was born November 10, 1923 in Darke County, son of the late Russell and Iva (Anthony) Whittaker. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Norma G. (Eley) Whittaker; a daughter, Shelba Miller; sisters, Elonour Marshall,Emma Fredrick, Marie Garbig; brothers, Don, Chalmer and Gerald Whittaker.

Jack had worked a various places including Cussins and Fern, Holthouse Furniture, Markie Trailer Sales, Hegemeyer Trailer and Garbig Brothers. He was a World War II veteran which he had served in the Army. He was a member of the New Madison United Methodist Church and American Legion Post 245 in New Madison.

He is survived daughters, Shirley Perez, Shelia McGuire, Sherry Garbig, Jacqueline Soper; step son, Stephen L. Sink; step daughter, Joan Anderson; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren; step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, step great great grandchildren; a brother, James R. Whittaker; sisters, Dorothy Sullenbarger, Vera Marshall, Nola Coning; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 20, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with the Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 11a.m. till the time of service. 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

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Carl Ray “Hoppy” Schrader (August 15, 2011)

Carl Ray “Hoppy” Schrader age 70 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 3:40 P.M. on Monday, August 15, 2011 at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville. He had been ill a short time. Hoppy was born August 28, 1940 in Darke County to the late Ray William & Grace (Dickey) Schrader.

Hoppy was a graduate of Versailles High School, Class of 1958. He had been a poultry sexor by trade before his retirement, and was associated with the Glen Hansey Sexing Service in Versailles for many years. Hoppy was a great fan of Versailles Tiger football in earlier years. He cheered for the Browns and the Buckeyes. He was an avid card player and enjoyed hunting squirrel. Hoppy was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Versailles; Versailles Eagles and the Versailles V.F.W.

In addition to his parents, Hoppy is also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Lee Schrader in 1938.

Hoppy is survived by his wife, Diane (Dunkel) Schrader whom he married August 24, 1963. Hoppy and Diane owned and operated “Hoppy’s” C & J CafĂ© in Versailles from 1983 to 1988. Hoppy is also survived by sons, Tom Schrader of Versailles and Kevin Schrader of Sidney; daughter, Michelle (Mark) Prior of Versailles; and sisters, Thelma (Harold) Schultz of Versailles and Lucille (Hubert) Fellers of Greenville. Carl’s wish was to be cremated.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Laura Shreffler officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Versailles Emergency Medical Services or Trinity Lutheran Church in Versailles. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com


Friday, August 12, 2011

J. Harold Anthony, Sr. (August 11, 2011)

J. Harold Anthony, Sr., 96, of Arcanum, passed away Thursday afternoon, August 11, 2011 in the emergency room of Wayne Healthcare in Greenville.

He was born February 26, 1915 near Bradford, son of the late Roy and Anna (Cable) Anthony. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie L. (Evilsizor) Anthony on March 18, 2011; twin great grandsons Joshua and Luke Kinney; three brothers, Dale, Lloyd, and Robert Anthony; and four sisters, Lois Butts, Irene Magoteaux, Thelma Goodpaster, and Helen Crawford.

Harold had retired from Fram after working over 25 years as a lead man. He was a former member of the Caylor Chapel EUB Church.

He was the past president of the Darke County Horseshoe Club, past vice president of the Ohio Horseshoe Pitchers Association and was inducted into the Ohio Horseshoe Pitchers Hall of Fame. He was one of the people instrumental in bringing the Ringer Classic to Greenville. He had pitched in numerous tournaments around the country and had obtained the distinction of being ranked in the top 15 in the world in pitching. In addition to horseshoe pitching he had been an avid bowler, hunter, fisherman, and card player.

He is survived by his children, Judy (Gene) Miller of Arcanum, Jim (JoAnn) Anthony of Hillsdale, MI, Jerry (Connie) Anthony of Bradford; grandchildren, Jodi (Robert) Kinney of Arcanum, Todd (Melissa) Miller of Parker City, IN, Julie (Steve) Wolfe of Ft. Wayne, IN, Ashley Anthony of Bradford, Randy Anthony of Bradford, Chris (Jeff) Wiechers of Toledo 0H, John (Stephanie) Cooper of Cincinnati,OH, Mark Cooper of Columbus OH; 10 great grandchildren; brothers, Lester "Bud" (Helen) Anthony of Georgia, and Billy (Janet) Anthony of Sidney; sisters, Edith Hawkins of Greenville, Roma (Richard) Stump of Florida, and Wilma (Jack) Reck of Rocky River, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 22 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Bob Kurtz officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, OH.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, August 21, from 6-8 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Darke County Horseshoe Club.

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

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Lois L. Henninger (August 11, 2011)

Lois L. Henninger, age 93 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 6:30 A.M. Thursday August 11, 2011 at the Heartland Nursing Home of Greenville. Lois was born July 24, 1918 in Darke County, Ohio and the daughter of the late Glen and Della (Netzley) Puterbaugh.

Lois was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greenville. She was also a Life Member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary #7262, Disabled American Veterans Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the former Jayceettes all of Greenville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Maurice M. Henninger August 5, 2006. They were married January 25, 1940. Also preceded in death by an infant daughter Mary Jane Henninger in 1956; Sisters Margaret M. Howard and Betty Phillippi.

Lois is survived by her daughter and son in law Lori and Don Denniston of Greenville as well as numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday August 16, 2011 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with the Rev. John McRoberts officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. in the funeral home and the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary will conduct a Lodge of Sorrow at 6:45 P.M.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Heartland Hospice, First United Methodist Church or the Charity of your choice

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

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Paul Edward Knapke (August 9, 2011)

Paul Edward Knapke age 74 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 2:40 A.M. on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville. Paul was born May 25, 1937 in Mercer County, Ohio, to the late Clement H. & Anna M. (Zumberge) Knapke.

Paul was a mechanic at Subler Transfer until 1983 and at Harold Pohl Transportation Inc. until 1999. Paul also owned Paul E. Knapke Inc. Trucking. Paul was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown; Russia Knights of Columbus; Versailles Eagles; Poor Boys Tractor Pulling Club; Darke County Plowman; and the Darke County Power of the Past. Paul collected antique tractors and was an avid card player at E & R’s.

In addition to his parents, Paul is also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Scott Winner.

Paul is survived by his wife, Patricia M. (Berger) Knapke whom he married November 9, 1963; children, Mary Beth & Tim Mescher of Ft. Loramie, Carla & Dan Grieshop of Osgood, Janel Winner of Versailles and Friend Tim Winner, Vickie Knapke of Napoleon, and Becky & Greg Schulze of Versailles; grandchildren, Derek Mescher, Natalie Mescher, Craig Grieshop, Sean Grieshop, Alex Grieshop, Tara Winner, Chad Winner, Haley Winner, Blake Schulze and Tori Schulze; brothers & sisters-in-law, Mark & Elaine Knapke of Kalida, Ohio, and Jerry & Joan Knapke of Hamler, Ohio; sisters & brothers-in-law, Rita & Linus Monnin of Russia, Viola & Bob Bangasser of Freeport, Illinois, and Eileen & John Ehlers of Leipsic, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, August 12, 2011 at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. John White celebrant. Burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery in Frenchtown. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Friday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to Osgood Rescue Squad or Darke County Cancer Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com


Elizabeth "Libby" Stutz (August 9, 2011)

Elizabeth "Libby" Stutz, 90, of Arcanum died Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at the Brethren Retirement Community. Libby was born November 3, 1920 in Alto, Louisiana daughter of the late Paul and Hallie "Greenwaldt" Lindow. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Arcanum and the VFW Auxiliary. Libby was a homemaker and a mother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Pete" Stutz who died January 16, 2011; four brothers John, Rimmer, Carl, and Herman Lindow; five sisters Ruth Lane, Velma Burkett, Margaret Mayne, Lillian Voelkel, and Sarah Vaughan. Libby is survived by her daughter Gloria Etherington and husband Jim of Arcanum, two sons Gary Stutz and wife Penny of Georgetown, Texas, and Greg Stutz and wife Suzanne of Arcanum; seven grandchildren Matthew and Elizabeth Stutz, Gregory and Kendall Stutz, Michael (Jenni) Etherington, Bryan (Miranda) Etherington, and Mark (Jill) Etherington; nine great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held 10:30AM Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Abbottsville Cemetery with Pastor Doug Baker officiating. Condolences may be sent to www.KreitzerFuneralHomeInc.com.

Walter M. Beasecker (August 7, 2011)

Walter M. Beasecker, age 89 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:01 A.M. Sunday August 7, 2011 at the Gade Health Care Center Greenville, Ohio. Walter was born January 30, 1922 in Darke County and the son of the late John & Lova (Turrell) Beasecker.

Walter retired in 1980 from General Motors of Dayton, Ohio

He was a member of the Lewisburg Promenaders, the Arcanum Masonic Lodge, was avid woodworker and enjoyed gardening.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie (Fourman) Beasecker July 6, 2004; daughter Barbara June Beasecker 1945; Brothers Donald Beasecker October 30, 2010 and Robert W. Beasecker December 1, 2010.

Walter is survived by his daughter and son in law Janice and Everette Rex of Arcanum; son and daughter in law Michael and Darlene Beasecker of Spring Hill, Florida; grandchildren Tim (Rhonda) Rex, Russell Rex, Todd Beasecker, Lori (Rich) Brinttingham and Krissy (Jon) Brinttingham; great grandchildren Janelle Brunswick, Daniel Rex, Tyler Rex, Christopher Brinttingham, Rebecca Brinttingham, Ashley Brinttingham, Riley Brinttingham and Emma Brinttingham. Also two sisters in law Mary Beasecker and Yvonne Beasecker as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday August 12, 2011 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with the Rev. Gordon Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Ithaca Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5 until 8 P.M. in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Tri-Village Rescue Squad or the Arcanum Rescue Squad.

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


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Donald D. Hanes (August 7, 2011)

Donald D. Hanes, age 85, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 1:35 PM at Wayne Healthcare, Greenville, Ohio. Born on May 6th, 1926 in Urbana Ohio. The son of Paul J. & Mary Hanes.

Don attended grade school in New Paris, Ohio and graduated high school in 1944 from Jackson High School in Union City, Ohio. Don is survived by his loving wife Helen and sons David (Vickie) Hanes, James (Amy) Hanes both of Union City, Ohio and John (Diane) Hanes of Elkhart, IN. Also, grandchildren Chris (Nikki) Hanes, Nick (Kara) Hanes, Heather (Jason) Manning, Josh (Nicia) Hanes, Dan (Amy) Hanes, Joe (Mary) Hanes, Jennie (Chris) Merry, Jamy Hanes, Samuel Hanes, Vincent Hanes, Aubrey Hanes and sixteen Great Grandchildren. Sister Marilyn (Jack) Irvine of Ashville, Ohio.

Donald is a US Army veteran serving in WW II with duties in Korea and battle of Okinawa. Donald is a retired farmer and was involved in many organizations and councils including: Past President of Darke County Farm Bureau, Past President of Darke County Fair Board, A founding Trustee of Edison State Community College, Jackson Township Trustee, 24 Year 4-H Advisor, Board of Directors for Darke County Visitors Bureau, Honorary Recipient of Ohio FFA State Farmer degree, Member of Hillgrove Church, 60 year member of The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, Ohio Grange.

There will be a service held on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Terry Haworth and Pastor Joe Payne co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.

A graveside military service will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions can be given in Donald's honor to: Darke County 4-H Foundation, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville, OH 45331.

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


Monday, August 8, 2011

John C. Gragorace (August 6, 2011)

John C. Gragorace, 53 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday August 6, 2011 at 11:45 AM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born March 15, 1958 in Youngstown, Ohio the son of the late Joseph & Mary (Mauerman) Gragorace.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Brothers: Frank, Bob, & Don Gragorace.

He is survived by his wife: Eulalie (Anania) Gragorace of Greenville; Brothers & sisters in law: Ken & Susan Gragorace of Greenville, Tony & Kim Gragorace of Greenville, Joe & Darlene Gragorace of Youngstown, Ohio, Rick Gragorace of Greenville; Sister: Kathy Gragorace of Greenville; Sister in law: Patty Gragorace of Youngstown, Ohio; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Tuesday August 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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


Wanda Jean Whittaker (August 6, 2011)

Wanda Jean Whittaker, 74, of Versailles, and formerly of Ansonia, went to be with her Lord and Saviour Saturday morning, August 6, 2011 at Wayne Healthcare in Greenville.

She was born November 14, 1936 in Miami County, daughter of the late Levi and Bertha (Martin) Mendenhall. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.

On April 14, 1956 she married Nevin Whittaker who passed away on April 27, 2007.

She leaves behind three sons and one daughter; Dixie and Kelly of Union City, Tom and Deanna Whittaker of Piqua, Ted and Deb Whittaker of Piqua, Ed and Brenda Whittaker of Versailles; six grandchildren, Michael, Stephanie, Christina, Theodore "T.J.", Samantha, and Chelsea; two step grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wanda was a homemaker all her life and a resident of the Versailles Health Care Center.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 10, 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 Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the American Lung Association.

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

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Robert "Bob" E. Stickley (August 5, 2011)

Robert "Bob" E. Stickley, 70, of Arcanum, died Friday morning, August 5, 2011 at Wayne Hospital, Greenville. Bob had been in failing health. Mr. Stickley was born in Dayton on June 4, 1941, the son of the late Vernon and Leora (Swabb) Stickley. Bob was a well known Franklin and Monroe township farmer. Bob's passions in life were farming and his children and grandchildren. He was blessed with many wonderful life long friends and neighbors. He loved playing cards and visiting with his buddies on his daily trips to the Pitsburg elevator and restaurant. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and Sister Judy Stickley. He is survived by his wife Donna (Eliker) Stickley, whom he married December 1, 1961; Daughters Rhonda Husic and husband Buddy of Tipp City and Renae Lunne and husband Joe of Kettering; Son Scott Stickley and wife Kim of Arcanum; Grandchildren Taylor and Cameron Johnson, Kaitlyn and Andrew Husic, Clay and Jordan Stickley, and William, Matthew, and Lauren Lunne; Sister Sally Franz and husband Dan of Greenville; Sister-in-Law Barbara Weimer and husband Norman of New Madison. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 AM on Monday, August 8, 2011 at the Grace United Methodist Church, Ithaca with Rev. Tim Lehman officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends Sunday 2 - 5 PM at Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum. Family suggests memorial contributions to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway Greenville, Ohio 45331 or Arcanum Community Rescue Service, P.O. Box 177 Arcanum, OH 45304-0177.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Frances C. Eikenberry (August 4, 2011)

Frances C. Eikenberry, age 89 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 2:40 P.M. Thursday August 4, 2011 at the Brethren Retirement Center Greenville, Ohio. Fran was born September 9, 1921 in Columbus, Ohio and the daughter of the late William P. and Hazel (Livingston) Crawford.

She retired in 1987 as Office Manager of the former Witt Plastics, a position she had held for 15 years.
She was a member of the Ft. Jefferson United Methodist Church, enjoyed playing golf, knitting and working in her yard.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband David K. Eikenberry November 22, 2000. They were married December 24, 1942.

Fran is survived by her daughters and sons in law Susan & David Cooper of New Hartford, N.Y. and Ann & Dennis Myers of Greenville. Grandchildren and spouses Joseph (Deborah) Cooper, Benjamin (Tonia Major) Cooper, Jennifer (David) Stewart, Julie (Ron) Kerg, and Lisa (Josh) Wilt. Great grandchildren Peter Cooper, Nicholas Cooper, Kate Curran, Mary Stewart, Jane Frances Stewart, Paul Stewart, Isaac Kerg, Cooper Kerg, Dane Wilt and Molly Wilt.

Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. There will be no public visitation.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Greenville Area Rescue Squad or Hospice of Darke County.

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


Monica Faye (Broderick) Gambrel (August 1, 2011)

Monica Faye (Broderick) Gambrel, age 41, a resident of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2011 at 10:07 AM at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. She had just given birth on Friday, July 29, 2011, to a beautiful baby boy, Cotton.

Monica was born on February 10, 1970 in Danville, Illinois, to Richard Broderick of Catlin, Illinois, and the late Donna (Rogers) Broderick.

Monica married her husband, Dave Gambrel of Greenville, Ohio, on October 2, 2004. Monica suffered a severe illness as a teenager and was advised she would never be able to have children. However, she was a wonderful mother to Hunter, Dave's son and was able to adopt Hunter in 2010 an called him her own. He truly was born in her heart. The family witnessed a miracle in 2006 when Monica gave birth to Sylas and their family became complete. Monica devoted her life to her children and was a wonderful, caring mother.

Monica's compassionate nature carried over to all of humankind. In, 2004, a co-worker became very ill and needed a kidney in order to survive. Monica volunteered to give up one of her kidneys so that this woman could live. This woman wasn't a relative or even a life-long friend. She was a human being in need and Monica saw that need and fulfilled it. Monica never ever saw what she had done as a big deal. She only felt the need to help someone and then set about getting the job done.

In the fall of 2010, the family discovered another miracle had occurred. Monica became pregnant again. Although it was at a very high risk, she was determined to bring this baby into the world healthy. Cotton Allen Delaine Gambrel was born on July 29, 2011, a very healthy baby boy.

Monica will be sorely missed by everyone who knew and loved her. Her legacy of love to her children will be remembered forever. She is survived by her husband, David Gambrel; children, Hunter Gambrel, Sylas Gambrel, and Cotton Gambrel. She is also survived by her father, Richard Broderick. There will be a service held on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Lance Elliot officiating. There will be no burial. Family will receive friends on Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 2-5 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contribution can be given to the donor's choice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Thursday, August 4, 2011

William Kyle Conley Horn (August 3, 2011)

William Kyle Conley Horn age 24 passed away unexpectedly at his home in Brookville on Wednesday August 3, 2011. He was born August 29, 1986 in Dayton, Ohio the son of Teresa (Conley) & John Osterday of Arcanum and Eddie L. Horn of New Carlisle. He is preceded in death by his uncle: James Conley.

He is survived by his parents; Son: Jordan Schwartz; Girlfriend Rachel Schwartz and her daughter kailey Schwartz; Grandparents: Canus & Gladys Conley of Brookville, Ohio, Mariah & Bill Burton of Greenville, John & Roberta Horn of Tipp City, John & Marty Osterday of Kettering; Brothers & sister: Chase & Evie Osterday, Joshua Horn; & numerous aunts, uncles & cousins.

Services will be held on Monday August 8, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Hoskins officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Sunday August 7, 2011 at the funeral home.

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



Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Robert “Rob” Williamson II (August 1, 2011)

Robert “Rob” Williamson II age 49 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Monday August 1, 2011 at his residence. He was born October 31, 1961 in Union City Indiana the son of Robert “Bob” & Jane Williamson of Greenville and Patricia & Robert Hall of Bella Vista, Arkansas.

Rob owned and operated Williamson Insurance. He was a member of the Greenville Elks Lodge, Greenville Country Club where he was an avid golfer, & served on several committees with Erie Insurance.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents: Paul & Meade Schultz; Thurman & Nellie Williamson; Sister: Julie Emmons.

He is survived by his parents; his wife Jenine (Emerick) Williamson of Greenville; Son: Robert “Bobby” Williamson III of Greenville; Daughter: Chelsea Roth of Greenville; Brothers: Jeffrey Williamson of Cincinnati, Joel Williamson of Dayton; & numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Thursday August 4, 2011 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday August 3, 2011 and 1 hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to The ALS Association Development Department 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250 Calabasas Hills, CA 91301

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

Monday, August 1, 2011

Dotty L. Gunckle (July 29, 2011)

Dotty L. Gunckle age 72 of the Brethren Retirement Community and formerly of Arcanum, where she lived most of her life, passed away at 9:49 P.M. on Friday, July 29, 2011 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. Dotty was born May 23, 1939 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Marion J. & Cora S. (Johnson) Schultz.

Dotty was a homemaker. She was a member of Stelvideo Christian Church in Stelvideo where she was a Deaconess and Stelvideo Grange, where she was Past Junior Deputy of Darke County.

In addition to her parents, Dotty is also preceded in death by her husband, Glenn H. Gunckle in 1999; son, Joe A. Gunckle in 1990; son-in-law, Thomas L. Mears in 2004; and a sister, Anita Kniesley.

Dotty is survived by her daughters, Janna Mears of Arcanum; Lynne (Harvey) Gunckle Hinshaw of Arcanum; grandchildren, Holly (Tim) Clopp, Susan Gunckle, Jacqueline Mears, Janelle Mears, David (Ashley) Gilpin and Adam Hinshaw; step granddaughter, Elizabeth (Chuck) Henninger; great grandchildren, Joey Clopp, Calen Clopp, Moxon Gilpin and Haddie Gilpin; 6 step great grandchildren; brother & sister-in-law, Gene & Betty Schultz of Greenville; brother-in-law, Robert J. Gunckle of Greenville; sister-in-law, Kathleen Gunckle of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at Stelvideo Christian Church 6808 Church Street Stevideo, Ohio, with Pastor Vernon Rodeffer officiating. Burial will follow in Stelvideo Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Stelvideo Christian Church or Stelvideo Grange. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Kathryn E. Jenkinson (July 29, 2011)

Kathryn E. Jenkinson age 93 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 7:30 A.M. on Friday, July 29, 2011 at Heartland of Greenville. Kathryn was born June 26, 1918 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late James R. & Jessie M. (Shultz) Riegle.

Kathryn formerly was a telephone operator at United Telephone from 1948-1957 and a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, Kathryn is also preceded in death by her brothers, Virgil, William, Christian and Donald Riegle; and sisters, Dorothy Williams, Elsie Baker, Lily Bel Baker and Betty Altic.

Kathryn is survived by her husband of 72 years, Loyal J. Jenkinson whom she married April 20, 1939; daughter & son-in-law, Sandra Lee & Richard Gardner of Sun City West, Arizona; grandchildren, Michael Gardner, Jennifer Elias and Susan Aurand; 5 great grandchildren; sisters, Helen Wentworth of Greenville, Phyllis Seiler of Greenville and Jane Alexander of Craig, Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Teegarden Cemetery, Ansonia, Ohio. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com


Ralph H. Brodrick (July 27, 2011)

Ralph H. Brodrick, age 85 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:56 P.M. Wednesday July 27, 2011 at Wayne Health Care Greenville, Ohio. Ralph was born February 15, 1926 in Arcanum, Ohio and the son of the late John and Effie (Mack) Brodrick.

He retired in 1986 from Chrysler Corporation of Dayton and was a veteran of W.W. II serving in the U. S. Army. Ralph was a member of the Greenville Moose Lodge, an avid bowler, horseshoe pitcher and enjoyed fishing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis M. (Arnett) Brodrick December 30, 1989. They were married September 9, 1950. Also by his brothers Chester, Robert, Ernest, Web and Reba.

Ralph is survived by his sons and daughters in law Jack L. & Hope Brodrick of Greenville, Ralph Kenneth & Julienne Brodrick of St. Louis, Missouri and David E. Brodrick and special friend Kathy Fantasia of Greenville. Grandchildren Angela (Darren) Sanders and Shawn (Amy) Brodrick. Step grandchildren Scott Snyder, Shelly Snyder and Sarah Fry. Twelve great grandchildren, sister Dorothy Mers of Reno, Nevada, sister in law June (Robert) Lawrence of New Paris and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday August 5, 2011 at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with the Rev. Bob Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday August 4, 2011 from 5 until 8 P.M. in the funeral home.

The Greenville Moose Lodge will conduct a Lodge of Sorrow Thursday night at 7:30 P.M. and full Military Honors will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor guard on Friday.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial contributions are given to Moose Heart or Hospice of Darke County.

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