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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Daniel W. Layne (September 21, 2011)

Daniel W. Layne was raptured to his eternal home on September 21, 2011 following a short illness. Daniel was born on March 30, 1944 to Henry P. Layne and Catherine Layne of Kentucky. He is preceded in death by both of his parents and is survived by his sister, Betsy Young and husband, Robert, and his brother Henry Layne, all of California, as well as many cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the meeting house of the Church of God 5065 State Route 49 South, Greenville, Ohio, with Brother Ray Tinsman officiating. Burial will follow in the Church of God Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 30, 2011 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com


Monday, September 26, 2011

Edna M. Puterbaugh (September 24, 2011)

Edna M. Puterbaugh, 97, of Dayton, passed away Saturday morning, September 24, 2011 at the Sycamore Glen Health Center in Miamisburg.

She was born October 4, 1913 in Union City, IN, daughter of the late John Russel and Eva Fern (Richter) Grim. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Raymond Puterbaugh; brothers, Paul, Everett and Bob Grim; and a sister, Alberta Holden.

Edna was retired from the State of Ohio having worked several years at the Montgomery County Children’s Services. She was a member of the Kettering Seventh Day Adventist Church and had volunteered at Kettering Medical Center for many years having received her 5000 hour award.

She is survived by her sons, John “David” (Barb) Puterbaugh of Dayton, and Edward “Neal” (Lolita) Puterbaugh of Boiling Springs, SC; grandchildren, Rae Anne Meuninck, John “David” (Anita) Puterbaugh, II, and Chip Puterbaugh, II; great grandchildren, Joshua Alan Meuninck and John David Puterbaugh, III; a sister, Betty Ludwick of Union City, IN; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, October 1, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, 1000 N. Broadway, Greenville, with Dr. Karl Haffner officiating. Burial will follow in the Teegarden Cemetery near Ansonia, OH.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 11 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. If so desired memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Dayton or Cross Roads Hospice; with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pauline M. Shomber (September 22, 2011)

Pauline M. Shomber, 100, Westminster Village, a Life Care Center in Spanish Fort, Alabama and formerly of the Union city Area, died September 22, 2011.

She was born September 17, 1911, in Darke County Ohio, the daughter of the late Clifford and Mina (Eberwine) Warner. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin B. Shomber on May 4, 2002.

She had lived in Darke County the first 93 years of her life and in Alabama the last 7 years. She was a member of the Community United Methodist Church near Union City, OH.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-laws, Duane and Virginia Shomber of Orange Beach, Al., Larry and Anne Shomber of Sunset, S.C., Gary and Mary Lou Shomber of Loudon, Tenn., a daughter, Phyllis Jean Reis of Winterhaven, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Matthew and Mitchell Reis, Chris Shomber, Leigh Ann Acksel, Kevin and Marc Shomber, Carrie Molitor; six great-grandchildren, Todd and Blake Shomber, Dylan Reis, Emily Katherine and Sean Allen Molitor, Zachary Scott Shomber and one nephew Richard Mitchell of California.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 27, 2011, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, 1000 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH, with Pastor Eric Swenson officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 12 p.m. till time of services at 2 p.m.

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

Rebecca E. “Becky” Myers (September 21, 2011)

Rebecca E. “Becky” Myers, age 75, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 9:50 PM in the Wayne Healthcare Center, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on January 26, 1936 in Bradford, Ohio and the daughter of the late Henry & Catherine (Layer) Costello.

Becky was a Secretary and Crossing Guard at East School. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Greenville and was a loving and caring mother and housewife.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brother, Harvey Costello.

She is survived by her husband, Chalmer O. Myers of Greenville, Ohio, whom she married on October 13, 1956; children, Debbie and Steve Brown of Pennsylvania, Mark & Becky Myers of Greenville, Karen Crabtree of Pennsylvania, Chris Myers of Greenville, and Brian Myers of Greenville; grandchildren, Angie (Chad) Bell, Adam (Bonnie) Dunn, Brett (Abby) Brown, Trisha Myers, and Becky Myers; great grandson, Jaykob Myers; sisters in law, Wanda Costello of Troy, Ohio and Ruby Leib of Norwich, New York; sister and brother in law, Susan & Gary Coon of Tipp City, Ohio; brother, Jesse Costello of Troy, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a service held on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Bill Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Stelvideo Cemetery, Stelvideo, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, September 23, 2011 from 5-7 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Darke County Cancer Association.

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


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mary J. Blackburn (September 20, 2011)

Mary J. Blackburn, 94, of Greenville and formerly of Ansonia, passed away Tuesday morning, September 20, 2011 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

She was born January 30, 1917 in West Milton, daughter of the late George W. and Grace Mary (Wissinger) Karns. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Morris R. “Happy” Blackburn in 2005; a son, Benny R. Blackburn in 1958; brothers, Forest and Jack Karns; and sisters, Helen Sebring and Betty Thompson.

Mary had retired from Fram in Greenville after working there 25 years. She was a member of Greenville Missionary Church.

She is survived by her children, Shirley (Gene) Yohey of Greenville, Carol Close of Ansonia, Connie (George) Harling of Celina, Becky (John) Klipstine of Ansonia, Kenny L. Blackburn of Ansonia, and Steve (Carrie) Blackburn of Minster; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; a brother, Tom Karns of Laura; sisters, Mabel Dearth of Eaton, Susan Hilton of West Milton, and June Walker of Pleasant Hill; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 23, at the Greenville Missionary Church with Pastor Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in West Milton.

The family will receive friends at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Thursday from 5-8 p.m. and Friday at the Greenville Missionary Church from 9:30 till time of services at 10:30. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Greenville Missionary Church.

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

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mary Frances Spencer-Durr (September 16, 2011)

Mary Frances Spencer-Durr, 88, of Greenville, passed away Friday afternoon, September 16, 2011 at her residence.

She was born December 16, 1922 in Darke County, daughter of the late Frank M. and Opal (Huddle) Coppess. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Spencer; second husband, John L. Durr; two sons, Philip and David Spencer; and sisters, Virginia Hair and Ruth Evelyn Norris.

A homemaker, she was a former member of the Teegarden Christian Church and the DAV Auxiliary in Greenville.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda O'Grady of Ninevah, IN; 9 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; a sister, Edna Brinley of Missouri; and step daughters, Linda Sheline of Vandalia and Dianna Durr of Dayton

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 20, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Thomas Knight officiating. Burial will follow in the Teegarden Cemetery near Ansonia.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 6-8 p.m. and again Tuesday from 12 p.m. till time of services at 2. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Charles Robert “Bob” Rahm (September 15, 2011)

Charles Robert “Bob” Rahm, age 91 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Thursday September 15, 2011 at 8:40 PM at Versailles Health Care Center. He was born March 25, 1920 in Wayne Twp. Darke County, Ohio the son of the late Charles H. & May (Telfer) Rahm.

He served in the United States Army in the 102nd Anti-Aircraft Division during World War II. He was a farmer retiring in 1978, he also worked for J.C. Shappie Construction Company of Versailles, Darke County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), Darke County A.S.C.S., Eugene Meyer Trucking of Versailles and most recently he was self employed help for 2 Versailles trucking companies. He also worked at the Darke County Auditors Office in the Real estate Division.

He was a member of Webster United Methodist Church, Wayne Grange at Webster, Miami-Shelby Chapter Barbershop Society, the Melody Makers, Piqua, Ohio.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Son: Michael Rahm.

He is survived by his wife: Eileen (Deeter) Rahm of Versailles; Sons & daughter in law: James Rahm of Versailles, John & Mary Rahm of Versailles; Grandchildren: Aloysius & Melissa Rahm of Gettysburg, Jason Rahm of Denver, CO., Jessica & Eric Nawroth of Vandalia; Great Grandchildren: Keira, Zachary, & Naomi; Sister & Brother in law: Beulah & Waldo Fine of Versailles; Nephews & Spouses: David & Cheryl Fine of Arcanum, Larry & Pam Sinsabaugh of Virgina, Rick & Sara Sinsabaugh of Virginia; Nieces & spouses: Diane & Cliff Sickles of Michigan, Deb & Tom Wilson of Missouri, Bernie & Dale Roller of Kansas; numerous great nieces & nephews.

Services will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday September 20, 2011 at Webster United Methodist Church, Seibt Road, Webster, Ohio with Pastor Ray Haley Officiating. Burial will follow in Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Monday September 19, 2011 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Webster United Methodist Church.

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



Rodney P. Marker (September 15, 2011)

Rodney P. Marker, 62, of rural Arcanum, died Thursday, September 15, 2011 at Wayne Hospital. Mr. Marker was born in Greenville on September 17, 1948, the son of the late Paul and Jane (Wiles) Marker. He was a 20 year veteran of the U. S. Air Force retiring in 1989. Rodney was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Greenville. He was a 1967 Graduate of Greenville High School and a former volunteer Jr. High Basketball Coach. Rodney was a strong supporter of the Greenwave sports programs and an avid Lady Wave Softball fan. He is survived by his wife Paula (Lewis) Marker, whom he married January 15, 1972; Son Shaun Marker and his wife Jennifer of Greenville; Daughter Cyndi Hoop and husband Doug of Greenville; Grandchildren Haley, Clairece, Sophie, Grant, Johnathon, and Liam Marker, Cole and Clay Hoop; Sisters Cynthia Ellis and husband Bill of Greenville and Dianna Kightlinger and husband Rodney of Tucson, AZ; and his dog Gabby. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 AM on Monday, September 19, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church, Greenville with Rev. Dr. John M. Person officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery, where the Greenville Veterans will conduct military graveside services. The family will receive relatives and friends Sunday 2 - 4 PM at the Kreitzer Funeral Home. Family suggests memorial contributions to Grace Resurrection Community Center, 433 E. Water St., Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Martha Lee “Pete” (Hartzell) Ward (September 4, 2011)

Martha Lee “Pete” (Hartzell) Ward, died at Community Health Center in Coldwater, MI, on September 4, 2011. She was a 28-year resident of Colon, MI, having retired and moved from Versailles, OH. She was married to the late, Clarence E. “Shorty” Ward on July 19, 1941, in Arcanum, OH, who died in March, 2003. Preceding her in death were her sons, Gregory Lee Ward, Versailles, OH, and C. Richard Ward, of Fairfield, OH. Surviving her is her son, James W. and wife Sherry (Bigham) Ward of Greenville, OH, and daughter, Gwendolyn Ward, of Lebanon, PA, daughter-in-law, Patricia (Manchess) Ward, of Fairfield, OH. Also surviving are four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was born north of Greenville, OH, on January 1, 1923, to Stanley and Bessie (Paul) Hartzell. All her siblings preceded her in death: sisters, Dortha Smith, Thelma Hagaman, and Helen “Rene” Alexander, all of Greenville, and brothers, Kenneth Hartzell of Union City and James Robert Hartzell of Greenville.

Martha spent several years working for the Versailles School District as a bus driver. She was a member of the Versailles United Church of Christ and the Versailles Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary. Upon retiring to Colon, MI, she started a new career as a Foot Reflexologist which she practiced until recently.

Martha loved fishing, basket weaving and natural healing work.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Volunteer Fire Department of your choice.

Jim and Sherry Ward, children and grandchildren will receive family and friends at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville on Thursday evening from 5:00-7:00 P.M. There will be no public service and the remains will be interred at the family’s convenience.

Charles A. "Charlie" Spahr (September 8, 2011)

Charles A. "Charlie" Spahr, 92, of Pitsburg, died Thursday, September 8, 2011 at the Brethren Retirement Community. He was born October 18, 1918 in Mercer County to the late Greeley and Myrtle (Spillers) Spahr. Charlie was a well known self employed general contractor. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in WW II. Charlie was a member of the Pitsburg Church of the Brethren, Pitsburg Lions Club, Gettysburg Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, and the Antioch Shrine Club. Mr. Spahr was preceded in death by his wife Donna I.(Jobes) Spahr who died July 25, 1993, Son Michael Spahr, Grand Daughter Stephanie Utley, Brothers Frank, John, Ralph, Kenneth, Jonas Spahr, Sisters Lula Clark, Eva Morgan, Alpha Clark, and Hazel Steib. Survived by 3 Daughters Sandy Rudd and husband Jerry of Evans City, PA, Shirley Hensel and husband Bert of Troy, Becky Billings and husband Mark of Colorado; Daughter-in-Law Mary Beth Spahr of Bloomington, IN; Grandchildren Sherri (Mike) Painter, Eric (Jodie) Aukerman, Christopher Besecker, Matthew Besecker, Shawn (Stacey) Honeyman, Ryan (Mora) Honeyman, Nathan Spahr, J. T. (Tamala) Chalmers, Michelle (David) Spahr, Ben (Kasandra) Erbaugh, and Jennifer (Steve) Reed, 26 Great Grandchildren; and a Special Friend Barbara Sease. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 AM Monday, September 12, 2011 at the Pitsburg Church of the Brethren with Rev. John Edwards and Pastor Ken Oren officiating. Burial will follow in Mote Cemetery, Pitsburg. Family will receive relatives and friends Sunday 2 - 5 PM at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum. The Family suggests memorial contributions to the Pitsburg Church of the Brethren.

Terry "Butch" Thomas (September 9, 2011)

Terry "Butch" Thomas, 71, of Englewood and formerly of New Madison, passed away at his residence on September 9, 2011. Butch was born on August 12, 1940 to Charlotte Thomas.

Butch spent his life training and driving harness horses and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife Loreene "Kitch" Thomas, four children, Terri (Doug) West, Dale (April) Thomas, Tammy (Tom) Hart and Denise (Todd) Pentecost; six grandchildren, J.D. West, Lane Hart, Heath West, Wesly Hart, Kathleene Thomas, and Mazzy Pentecost; two sisters, Betty (Don) Faulder and Carol (Gary) Frick and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, Butch is preceded in death by a sister, Barbara (Joe) Wegerzyn and a brother, Thomas Bolin.

Celebration of Life service will be held the Life Center in Darke County at the fairgrounds on Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 5 - 8 PM with services starting at 7:15 PM. Donations may be given to Hospice of Dayton, Darke County Harness Association or Ft. Jefferson Church Building Fund.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Beatrice “Bea” Withrow (September 10, 2011)

Beatrice “Bea” Withrow, 91, of New Madison passed away at Gade Health Care Center on September 10, 2011. Beatrice was born on June 23, 1920 in Darke County to the late Charles “Handy”& Ruby Mae Riegle.

Bea was a farmwife and a homemaker. She was also a long time member of the Order of Eastern Star and the American Legion Post 245 in New Madison.

In addition to her parents, Bea was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Altan “Tom” Withrow; a brother, Charles Edward Riegle; and a sister, Mary Juday.

Bea is survived by a son, Ronald and Nancy Rexrode of New Madison; a daughter, Leah and Bill Dinkins of Harrison, Ohio; grandchildren, Kim Schledewitz, Jeff and Reda Dinkins, Darcy Dinkins, Teresa and Jason Null, Shelly and Kris Burns, Scott and Rhonda Rexrode and Greg Rexrode. Bea was also blessed with numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and a niece, Sarah Juday.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 1:30 PM at Braund Funeral Home with the Rev. Eric Fee officiating. The family will receive guests at the funeral beginning at 11:30 AM until the time of the funeral service. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery.

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

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Rev. Perry E. Clark (September 3, 2011)

The Rev. Perry E. Clark, 405 Georgia St., Fountain Inn, SC went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 3, 2011. He was born July 27, 1929 to Harold and Alice Belle Clark in Gettysburg, Ohio. He was a retired Presbyterian (USA) minister.

The Rev. Clark is survived by his immediate family, wife Rosella Clark, Daughter Janet L. Price, Son Gerald V. Clark, Grandsons Jason Price (wife Vivian), Kevin Price (wife Valerie), Adam Clark (wife Valerie), Elizabeth Clark Davis (husband Justin) and 7 great-grandchildren: Caleb Price, Ella Harper Price, Jack Price, Alex Davis, Caroline Price, Jonah Davis and Abel Davis, Brother Bill Clark and Sister Patricia Nolan. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Brother Harold D. Clark, Sister Welma Borges and Sister Janet Clark.

The Rev. Clark graduated from the Ohio State University in 1951 with a degree in Agriculture and a Masters in Divinity from Erskine Theological Seminary in 1985. He began several business ventures throughout his life but was most proud to serve The Lord in the capacity of a Minister of the Word and Sacrament for the Presbyterian Church (USA) at several locations.

Services were held at the Fountain Inn Presbyterian Church, led by The Rev. Steve Mays, on Tuesday, September 6th at 2:00 PM. Burial will be private at the cemetery following the service.

Condolences may be sent to American Diabetes Association.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Stephen Nathanael Tiller (September 5, 2011)

Stephen Nathanael Tiller (age 17) of Greenville, Ohio, died following a fatal accident on Monday, September 5, 2011. Stephen was born on February 22, 1994 in Farmland, Indiana. He was preceded in death by both paternal grandparents and maternal grandmother. He is survived by his parents; Bruce Tiller of Farmland, Indiana, and Rachel (Tinsman) Tiller of Greenville, Ohio, and siblings; Emily (Tiller) Strizu and husband David, Jonathan Tiller and wife Kari, Sarah, Hannah, and Joseph, and his niece Julia Strizu, all of which are from Greenville, Ohio, a maternal grandfather, and many uncles, aunts and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at the Church of God 5065 State Route 49 South, Greenville, Ohio, with Brother Randall Hargrave officiating. Burial will follow in the Church of God Cemetery, Greenville. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Sunday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com


Helen L. “Petie” Hodgin (September 6, 2011)

Helen L. “Petie” Hodgin, 85, of New Madison passed away at her residence on September 6, 2011. Helen was born on July 29, 1926 in New Madison, Ohio to the late John B. and Marie (Eley) Falknor.

Helen was a very active member of the New Madison community. She was a 1944 graduate of New Madison Schools and a beautician for over 67 years as owner of Helen’s Beauty Shoppe in New Madison. Helen was a founding member of the New Madison Fire Department Firebelles. She also worked for Braund Funeral Home for over 40 years doing hair. Helen was active in the local school fair, Sesquicentennial Celebration Committee, a past member of the Community Band, her class reunion committee and the new school committee. She was also a member of the New Madison United Methodist Church where she sang and directed the choir. Lastly, Helen will be remembered for her delicious pecan pies.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, William Hodgin; son-in-law, Terry D. Farmer and sister-in-law, Ruth Falknor.

Helen is survived by a son, William and Rebecca Hodgin of Lewisburg; a daughter, Marene Farmer of New Madison; two grandchildren, Chantelle and Aaron Sebring of New Madison and Corvin Farmer of Orlando, Florida; two brothers, John Falknor, Jr. of New Madison and James Falknor of New Madison; and a sister, Ruthanna Butts of New Madison; numerous nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the New Madison United Methodist Church at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Eric Fee officiating. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Greenmound Cemetery. The family requests that donations be given to the New Madison Volunteer Fire Department in her honor.

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

Rose Angie Ronde (September 4, 2011)

Rose Angie Ronde, age 71 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday September 4, 2011 at 9:09 AM at her residence. She was born January 22, 1940 in Homersville, Georgia, the daughter of the late James Martin & Mattie Viette (Andrews) Thomas.

She was a realtor and a member of the Greenville Moose Lodge; she was also formerly a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband: Edward Ronde; Daughter: Denise Capps; & brothers & sisters.

She is survived by her son: Dennis Capps of Florida; daughter & son in law: Dori & Mark Howdieshell of Greenville; Grandchildren: Melissa Hendrickson of Lewisburg, Ohio, Art “Bubba” Boatright of Greenville, Sammi Capps of Florida; 6 great grandchildren; & nieces & nephews.

There will be no services. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Darke County.

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


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Harold "Buzz" E. Goubeaux (September 2, 2011)

Harold "Buzz" E. Goubeaux, 85, of Arcanum, died Friday, September 2, 2011 at Hospice of Dayton. Mr. Goubeaux was born in North Star on December 30, 1925, the son of the late Benjamin E. and Rosalee (Smith) Goubeaux. He was a retired machinist at the former Cadillac Gauge, Greenville, retiring in 1990. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in WW II. Buzz was member of the Greenville VFW. Preceded in death by his Son Stephen E. Goubeaux, who died December 21, 1970, Sisters Patricia Mullenix and Beverly Sturgill. Survived by his wife Mary Ellen (Wiest) Goubeaux, whom he was married to for 62 years; Son Scott Goubeaux of Laura; Brother Jerry Goubeaux of Bradford; 3 Sisters Betty Cohee of Covington, Wilma (Duane) Davidson of Greenville, and June Bailey of Greenville; Brother-in-Law Bill Sturgill of Eaton. Graveside Services will be held 10:30 AM on Wednesday, September 7 at Miami Memorial Park, Covington with Chaplain Sam Hoeflich officiating. The Greenville Veterans will conduct military graveside services at the cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends Tuesday 5 - 8 PM at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Elizabeth Louise Baldwin (August 31, 2011)

Elizabeth Louise Baldwin, age 90 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday August 31, 2011 at 5:00 PM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. She was born May 25, 1921 in Arcanum, Ohio the daughter of the late Willard & Mary Jeanette (Brock) Burke. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Word of Life Worship Center Church, 50 year member of Eastern Star, a member of the Arcanum Garden Club, Greenville V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Husband: Harry Baldwin; 1 great granddaughter.

She is survived by her children & spouses: Jean & Kenny Price of Greenville, John & Ann Baldwin of Payson, Arizona, Jayne &Wilburn Harris of LaPaz, Indiana, Julie & Larry Hall of Greenville, Joann & Ron Duncan of North Star, Margaret & James Oswalt of New Weston, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday September 7, 2011 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor George Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in Ithaca Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to a special memorial fund in memory of Elizabeth in care of Joann Duncan.

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


Friday, September 2, 2011

Ralph C. Bohn (September 1, 2011)

Ralph C. Bohn, 91, of New Madison, passed away peacefully at his residence on September 1, 2011. Ralph was born on February 12, 1920 in Carroll County, New Winsor MD to the late Clyde and Letha (Blackston) Bohn.

Ralph was a farmer his whole life and enjoyed gardening. He loved spending the winters in Sebring, Florida after his retirement. Ralph was a member of the Church of the Brethren and last attended Castine Church of the Brethren.

In addition to his parents, Ralph is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Bohn; a brother, Clyde Bohn Jr. and 2 infant children.

Ralph is survived by a daughter Linda Godown of New Madison; two sons, Steven & Gloria Bohn of New Paris and Rick & Shelley Bohn of Greenville; nine grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; a brother Clarence & Ada Bohn of Baltimore, MD; two sisters, Gloria Wilson of Bedford, PA and Reba & Joe Burrier of Union Bridge, MD; a sister-in-law Joyce Bohn of Woodsboro, MD.

There will be a public visitation from 4 – 8 PM on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at Castine Church of the Brethrens Family Life Center, Castine, Ohio. A celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 PM on Monday, September 5, 2011 at Castine Church of the Brethrens sancuary with Pastor Greg Hyre being asked to officiate. Burial will follow in the Hollansburg Cemetery. Family request memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Joyce A. Gilbert (August 30, 2011)

Joyce A. Gilbert, 57, of Arcanum, died Tuesday afternoon at Good Samaritan Hospital. He had been in failing health. Joyce was born March 8, 1954 in Greenville son to the late Robert and Ruby (Sease) Gilbert. Joyce had been a self employed logger in the Lumber industry. He is survived by his daughter Traci Eldridge and husband Brad of Montague, MI, son Rusty Gilbert and wife Bobbi Jo of Coopersville, MI; 4 grandchildren, Justin and Kimberly Eldridge and Reese and Bailey Gilbert; sisters Jane Penny and husband Howard, Susan Elifritz and husband Scott both of Greenville and brothers Raymond Gilbert and wife Martha, and Terry Gilbert and wife Lisa both of Bradford. Graveside Memorial Services will be held 3:00 PM Friday at Gettysburg Cemetery. There will be no public visitation. Memorial Contributions may be made to the family to defray funeral expenses.

David R. “Roy” Minnich Sr. (August 30, 2011)

David R. “Roy” Minnich Sr. age 74 of Greenville, Ohio was called home on the morning of August 30, 2011. He was born June 4, 1937 in Webster, Ohio the son of the late Lewis Alpha & Margaret Matilda (Teegarden) Minnich. He was a diesel and aircraft mechanic. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and Vietnam War. He was a member of the Greenville Moose Lodge, Greenville Eagles, Greenville V.F.W., Greenville American Legion.

He is preceded in death by his parents; 1st Wife: Ruth (Cox) Minnich; 2nd Wife: Becky Minnich; Sons: David Roy Minnich Jr., Curtis Alan Denniston; Grandchildren: William “Will” Minnich, Abigail Rene Minnich; Sisters: Lois Jean Aslinger, Martha Vandriff, Darlene June.

He is survived by his children: Mary Margaret Dickey of Georgia, Lisa Rose of New Carlisle, Brad Denniston, Kent Minnich of Greenville, Steve Minnich of Greenville; numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren; Sisters & brothers in law: Betsy Garner of Richmond, Indiana, Phyllis & Wayne Summers of Greenville, Mabel & William Kiser of Greenville, Fayetta Lines of Greenville, Numerous nieces & nephews; Special Friend Sharon Hart of Greenville.

Services will be held on Saturday September 3, 2011 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Vic Reffey officiating. Burial will follow in Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on Friday September 2, 2011 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family to help defray the cost of funeral expenses.

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