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Monday, December 31, 2012

Daniel A. “Dan” Nease Jr. (December 30, 2012)

Daniel A. “Dan” Nease Jr., age 81 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 3:05 A.M. Sunday December 30, 2012 at the Rest Haven Nursing Home Greenville, Ohio. Dan was born September 11, 1931 in Gettysburg, Ohio and the son of the late Daniel & Myrtle (Thomas) Nease Sr.

Dan worked as an accountant for many years following his graduation from Miami University in 1961. He retired from the Hobart Brothers Company in 1993. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1955. Dan was assigned to the 4th Airways and Air Communications Service I & M Squadron in Freising, Germany.

He was an avid baseball fan throughout his life and competed in baseball, basketball and track while attending Gettysburg High School where he graduated in 1949. In his retirement years he could often be found on one of the local golf courses.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his dear wife Patty Lou “Pat” (Enochs) Nease of 51 years and by his three older brothers, Robert, Donald, and James Nease.

Dan is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Bradley and Daisy Nease of Dayton, Ohio; a brother-in-law and sister, Donald and Janet Perkins of Huntington, Indiana; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lester and Helen Enochs of Greenville, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Betty Burk of Greenville, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Rita Nease of Chesapeake, VA.; four step-grandchildren; five step-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A Private Entombment will be held at the Greenville Township Memorial Garden Mausoleum at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends on Friday January 4, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with the Gettysburg Masonic Lodge conducting a Masonic Memorial Service at 7:30 P.M. Friday in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Darke County Cancer Association or Hospice of Darke County.

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

Robert F. McKnight (December 30, 2012)

Robert F. McKnight, age 89 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:28 A.M. Sunday December 30, 2012 at Sterling House. He was born November 3, 1923 in Darke County, Ohio and the son of the late Harley (Bob) and Irene (Hollinger) McKnight.

Bob was a proud Veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy during WW II. In 2008 he took the Honor Flight to visit the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. He was also a member of the Greenville V.F.W. and the Ansonia American Legion.

He and his wife were retired from 50 years of farming.

Bob is survived by his wife Myrtle (Lindemuth) McKnight of Greenville. They have celebrated 65 years of marriage. Also his children Gail (Nancy) McKnight of Rossburg; Pam (Mark) Hierholzer of Ansonia and Robert Kim McKnight of Rossburg. His grandchildren Jeremy McKnight and fiancé Lora; Ashley (Ryan) Rose; Molly (Mike) Jutte; Creighton Hierholzer; Adalynne Hierholzer and Kaela Hierholzer. Great grandchildren Solomon Hierholzer; Thaddeus Hierholzer; Sara Jutte and Ava Rose. A sister Virginia Ullery of Silver City, New Mexico and a brother Harold McKnight of Ansonia.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday January 4, 2013 at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in the funeral home. The Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard will conduct Full Military Services Friday at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Honor Flight Network or Grace Resurrection Center.

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

Leon E. Meyers (December 30, 2012)

Leon E. Meyers, 75 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday December 30, 2012 at 6:26 PM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born November 12, 1937 in Preble County, Ohio the son of the late Lowell E. & Thelma J. (Schultz) Meyers. He worked for Leaseway Motorcar Transport for 20 years; he also worked for Chrysler Air Temp., & Shraders. He was a member of the Greenville Baptist Temple.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Grandchildren: Amber Nicole, and an infant boy.

He is survived by his wife: Hazel L. (Karn) Meyers of Greenville; children & spouses: David & Debra Meyers of Union City, Indiana, Scott & Vera Meyers of Union City, Ohio, Joanne & Jim Williams of Greenville, Russell & Carla Meyers of Greenville; 9 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 7 step great grandchildren; brothers & sisters in law: Steve & Sue Meyers of Union City, Ohio, Bruce & Linda Meyers of Verona, Ohio; sister & brother in law: Sharon & Bob Smith of Polk City, Florida.

Services will be held on Friday January 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Daniel Berdine officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday January 3, 2013 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Comprehensive Health Network.

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

Friday, December 28, 2012

Lela K. Ashley (December 27, 2012)

Lela K. Ashley 91, of Greenville, formally of Ansonia, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Rest Haven of Greenville.

She was born March 30, 1921 in Pennville, Indiana, daughter of the late Dwight James and Reba Ruth (Richey) Romine. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Otto W. Ashley; a daughter, Karen K. Ashley; sister, Mary Russell; brother, Dwight Romine, Jr.; son-in-law, John E. Cox; grandson, John W. Cox; and a infant great granddaughter.

Lela was a homemaker and retired from home care nursing. Former member of the American Legion Portland, Indiana.

She is survived by her daughters, Judy (Doug) Coby of Greenville and Dianna Griffin of Greenville; 9 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 3, 2013 at the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

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

Lela K. Ashley (December 27, 2012)

Lela K. Ashley 91, of Greenville, formally of Ansonia, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Rest Haven of Greenville.

She was born March 30, 1921 in Pennville, Indiana, daughter of the late Dwight James and Reba Ruth (Richey) Romine. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Otto W. Ashley; a daughter, Karen K. Ashley; sister, Mary Russell; brother, Dwight Romine, Jr.; son-in-law, John E. Cox; grandson, John W. Cox; and a infant great granddaughter.

Lela was a homemaker and retired from home care nursing. Former member of the American Legion Portland, Indiana.

She is survived by her daughters, Judy (Doug) Coby of Greenville and Dianna Griffin of Greenville; 9 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 3, 2013 at the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

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

Cecelia D. Simon (December 28, 2012)

Cecelia D. Simon age 96, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 8:15 A.M. on Friday, December 28, 2012 at Versailles Health Care Center. Cecelia was born September 12, 1916 in Darke County, Ohio to the late William Frank “W.F.” & Adeline (Barga) Subler.

Cecelia is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, Denis & Polly Simon of Versailles; daughters & sons-in-law, Martha & Dennis Ahrens of Sidney, Mary & John Moran of Versailles and Doris Subler & George Williams of Versailles; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Cecelia is also preceded in death by her husband, Cletus L. Simon on July 8, 1988 whom she married November 6, 1945; brothers, Leonard, Herman, Alcede, Edmund, Glen, Robert and Jerome “Jerry” Subler; and sisters, Agnes Subler, Orpha Goubeaux, Marcella Dapore and Margaret Subler.

Cecelia formerly worked at Buckeye Overall Factory in Versailles and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Monday, December 31, 2012 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 Monday from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Ann L. York (December 27, 2012)

Ann L. York age 70, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 9:54 P.M. on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Ann was born November 5, 1942 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Lewis E. & Martha E. (Baltes) Wagaman.

Ann is survived by her husband, James R. York whom she married June 26, 1965; sons & daughters-in-law, Allen & Brenda York of Versailles, Bruce York of Versailles, Chris & Lynda York of Versailles and Dan York & Abby Luginbuhl of Troy; grandchildren, Aaron, Kori, Ryan, Kristin, Alexis, Natalie, Emma, Mallory and Danica all of Versailles; brother & sister-in-law, John & Betty Wagaman of Versailles; sister & brother-in-law, Merilyn & Ed Borchers of Russia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Ann is also preceded in death by a brother, Michael L. Wagaman.

Ann was a retired beautician; she was the former owner and operator of Ann’s Beauty Salon in Versailles. She was a 1961 graduate of Versailles High School. Ann was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles and Indian Lake Moose Club.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, December 31, 2012 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 Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Monday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Blood Center. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Donald Hurd (December 26, 2012)

Donald Hurd, 79, of Richmond, Indiana, and most recently of Palestine, Ohio, went to be with his heavenly family on December 26, 2012, while in Hospice Care in Reid Hospital and Healthcare Services in Richmond. Don and twin brother Dean were born on May 6, 1933 to Theophilus and Gladys (Clemens) Hurd in Dayton Ohio. Shortly after their birth, the family moved to Darke County, Ohio, where nine children were raised. Don graduated from Palestine High School in 1952. He loved baseball and track, and was a baseball pitcher in high school. He later pitched for an independent baseball team. He served two years in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. After military service, he worked for GTE/Verizon Telephone Company, retiring in December 1991 with 26 years of service. He was the “THE MAN IN THE TELEPHONE TRUCK”.

He was an avid Nascar fan, and traveled to many races. Another big interest was Wheel Horse tractors. He always kept busy by working on his tractors and doing tractor pulls, and was willing to help his neighbors with their lawns. While his children were young, he served as a Little League Coach for many years and enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports.

Don was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother James. He is survived by four children: Keven (Karen) of Richmond, In. Kathy (Andy) Pollock of Fort Wayne, In. Kelley (Lance) Brown of Richmond, Indiana, and Jessica (Josh) Parker of Richmond, Indiana; three grandchildren, Corey Drake, Brittany Brown, and Jaelyn Parker and step-grandson Roger Sams. He also had 2 surviving great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Abby Sams.

Also surviving are twin brother Dean (Mary), and Brothers Richard, Frank and Ralph (Ann) of Greenville, David (Barbara) of Indianapolis, and sisters Elizabeth Olinger of Dayton, Edith (Joseph) Perkins of Richmond, and Gloria (Terry) Buckingham of Greenville. He is also survived by his special friend and companion Donna Joan Abner of Palestine, and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Sunday December 30, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Services will be held on Monday December 31, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Bob Boyd officiating. Burial will be in Clemens Cemetery in Darke County. Military honors will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard at the funeral home.

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

Florieta “Ann” Rose Emma (Iddings) Tegtmeyer (December 26, 2012)

Florieta “Ann” Rose Emma (Iddings) Tegtmeyer, 98 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday December 26, 2012 at 5:45 AM at her residence. She was born May 29, 1914 in Greenville, Ohio the daughter of the late William Grant & Martha Ann (Woodman) Iddings. She was a homemaker and loved to sew.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Husband: Cary Tegtmeyer; Granddaughter: Katie Tegtmeyer; 9 brothers & sisters.

She is survived by her daughter: LaJean Williams & Gary Harmon of Greenville; son & daughter in law: Cary L. & Barb Tegtmeyer of Branson, Mo.; Grandchildren: Jena Eckstein, Jeff & Erica Williams, Janelle Williams, Becky Tegtmeyer; 9 Great Grandchildren; 1 Great Great Grandchild; Devoted Caregivers: Carolyn & Valorie; Dear Friends: Becky & Nick.

Services will be held on Saturday December 29, 2012 at 12:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor John Seeley officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Anna Maxine Alexander (December 24, 2012)

Anna Maxine Alexander, 86, passed away the afternoon of December 24, 2012 at the Brethren Home with her daughter by her side. She was the daughter of the late Virgil and Nell (Stephens) Fowble. Born on January 4, 1926 she was raised on the farm west of Greenville along with her brother, the late Clarence Fowble. She graduated from Palestine High School in 1943.

On January 5, 1944, she married the late Chalmer J. Alexander who passed away on July 2, 1966. They were blessed with a son, Jack (Judy) Alexander of Greenville and a daughter, Linda (Bill) Brown of Rossburg. They had two daughters that died in infancy.

Her pride and joy was her family. Her love of animals especially her dogs got her the nickname "Grandma Puppy" by her grandchildren, Doug (Cindy) Alexander, Greenville, Lori (Brad) Pearson, Brookville, Travis (Lisa) Brown, Rossburg, and Jason (Sara) Alexander, Versailles.

Her great grandchildren, Randi Alexander, Raleigh, North Carolina, Jessica Alexander, Vandalia, Jonathan and Hannah Pearson, Brookville, Garrett and Emma Brown, Rossburg, Madison and Chloe Alexander, Versailles, and a step great granddaughter, Macie Daniel of Muncie, Indiana always brought a smile to her face.

On May 9, 1955 she starting working for Fram and after thirty four years retired on June 1, 1989.

Her life was devoted to taking care of her parents and always helping he family until she was diagnosis with Alzheimers four years ago. As her family watched her health decline, their love for her never ending. Recently, she underwent surgery and her family was informed that she also had cancer.

She was a member and attended Trinity Wesleyan Church in Greenville. Her faith and love for God was shown in everything that she did.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday. December 29, 2012 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Steve Short officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The family requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made in her memory to the new Darke County Dog Park.

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

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Mildred P. Wyne (December 21, 2012)

Mildred P. Wyne, 85, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on December 21, 2012 at 10:40 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. She was born on March 21, 1927 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Otto Earl & Bertha Alice (Cox) Vanata.

She is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Jack & Mary Wyne of New Madison, and Gary & Judy Wyne of Rotonda West, Florida; daughter, Teresa Wyne of New Paris, Ohio; grandchildren, Christine Sando, Michelle Hunt, April Wulber and Jacob Wyne; 9 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Clifford M. “Bud” Wyne in 2001; brothers, Arthur Vanata, Chalmer Vanata, and Ora Vanata; sister, Nellie Vanata and Mary Shank.

Mildred was a homemaker and a member of the Palestine Church of Christ.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Mike Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:00 - 1:00 at the funeral home.

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

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

James A. “Jim” Unger (December 21, 2012)

James A. “Jim” Unger, 65, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 10:50 AM at his residence. He was born on February 13, 1947 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Arthur J. & Helen (Gephart) Unger.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia L. “Pat” (Monnier) Unger of Greenville, Ohio, whom he married on February 15, 1969; son and daughter in law, Jeffery & Kathrine Unger of Greenville; daughters and son in law, Penni Unger of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Holli & Greg George of Versailles, Ohio; grandchildren, Jonathan, Zachary, Seth, Kyrie, Mckenzi, Mallory, Toby, Elliot, Elise, Raeanne, Camille, Joshua, Kenneth and Justin; Dog, Elli; brother, Ned (Brenda Wallace) Unger of Greenville; sister in law, Susie (Harold) Roberts of Winchester, Indiana; as well as multiply nieces and nephews.

Jim worked at several factories in the area retiring as a grinder and welder. He was a member of the Covington Eagles and loved being with his grandchildren.

There will be a service held on Monday, December 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons officiating. Burial will follow in the Miami Memorial Park in Covington, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday from 9:00-11:00 AM the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Gettysburg Rescue Squad. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Melissa Davina (Ealy) West (December 15, 2012)

Melissa Davina (Ealy) West, 43, of Greenville, passed away on December 15, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

Melissa was a Homemaker who enjoyed cooking, helping out her neighbors, playing cards and dice and collecting candles. She was a positive, good hearted woman who had numerous friends who will miss her.

In addition to her parents, Melissa is preceded in death by an infant son Tommy Ealy.

She is survived by her husband Matt West whom she married in March 2009, a son, and several brothers and sisters.

Friends may visit from 5-6 PM on Friday, December 21, 2012 at Lighthouse Christian Center in Greenville. A Celebration of Life service will be held immediately following at 6 PM.

The family asks memorial contributions be made to Braund Funeral Home to assist with funeral services. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Braund Funeral Home.

Betty J. Middlestetter (December 18, 2012)

Betty J. Middlestetter, age 90 of Arcanum, Ohio went to be with her Lord at 4:46 A.M. Tuesday December 18, 2012 at the Heartland Nursing Home Greenville, Ohio. Betty was born January 22, 1922 in Covington, Ohio and the daughter of the late James Carl & Ida (Bigham) Thompson.

Betty retired in 1984 from Fram Corporation and was a member of the Twin Creek Chapel Church in West Manchester. She played the organ and loved music, playing cross word puzzles and crocheting afghans. Betty truly loved her family, friends and Her Lord.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son James Middlestetter in 1997; sisters Alice Landis, Glenna Shellenbarger, Frances Cole and Lorna Blankenship.

She is survived by her sons and daughters in law Robert & Alice Sue Middlestetter of Arcanum, Ronald & Sally Middlestetter of Greenville and Connie Middlestetter of Florida. Her grandchildren Terry Middlestetter, Tony (Rachael) Middlestetter, Tim (Deidre) Middlestetter, Phil (Annie) Middlestetter, Brad (Kim) Middlestetter, Deana (Tim) Davis, Ken (Mary) Middlestetter and Amy (Chad) Platz. Also 19 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren with 1 more on the way and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Friday December 21, 2012 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Danny Wright officiating. Burial will be held in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the services on Friday in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Association at the Central/Southern Ohio Chapter 1170 Old Henderson Road, Suite 221 Columbus, Ohio 43220.

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

Donald J. Couchot (December 17, 2012)

Donald J. Couchot, 71, of Greenville, passed away late Monday evening, December 17, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

He was born August 2, 1941 in Piqua, son of the late Robert J. and Treva (Smitley) Couchot.

Donald is survived by his children, Donald J. Couchot, Jr, Cynthia M. Young, and Suzanne F. Cain; 8 grandchildren; a sister, Anita Morrison, and a brother, Douglas E. Couchot.

Private services will be held at a later date.

There will be no public visitation.

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

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

Mark J. Huffman (December 15, 2012)

Mark J. Huffman, 53, of Lima, Ohio, and formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at his residence. He was born on September 26, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio, to Darlene (Lucas) Huffman of Greenville, Ohio, and the late Richard E. Huffman.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his brothers and sisters in law, Richard & Bobbi Huffman Jr. of West Alexandria, Ohio, Brian & Jeanne Huffman of Champaign County, Ohio, Scott & Colleen Huffman of Sarasota, Florida, and Steve Huffman of Wapakoneta, Ohio; sisters and brother in law, Melanie Huffman of North Baltimore, Ohio, and Valerie & Ronald Begoon of New Paris, Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as several friends and co-workers that Mark worked with over the years.

Mark was a Pipe Fitter for Local 776 in Lima, Ohio. He attended Hobart School of Wielding and enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with his beloved dog Deagan. He also was an avid Bengals and Reds fan.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Trinity Wesleyan Church, 1400 East Main Street, Greenville, Ohio. There will be no burial. A gathering will be held on Saturday from 12-2 PM at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Grace Resurrection Community Center in Greenville, Ohio, or Ohio Labrador Retriever Rescue Services, 1235 Wilhelmina Drive, Vandalia, Ohio 45377.

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

Theodore Bates (December 16, 2012)

Theodore Bates, age 71 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:00 P.M. Sunday December 16, 2012 at his residence. He was born July 26, 1941 in Piqua, Ohio and the son of the late Earl & Lois (Ilo) Bates.

He was retired as a truck driver for R D Holder Company- BP Distributor Springfield, Ohio and was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. He also enjoyed fishing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Frank, Bill and Bob Bates; Sisters Betty Sargent and Patricia Clark.

He is survived by his wife Joyce Ann (Holman) “Werling” Bates of Greenville. They were married June 16, 1972. Also survived sons and daughters in law Jeff & Lynn Werling of Conover, Ohio, Steve & Kim Werling and Jim Bates all of Arcanum. Daughters and son in law Tina Hunt of Greenville and Terri & Rick Wade of Brandt, Ohio. Grandchildren Amanda Werling, Trevor Bates, Jordan Bates, Alison Bates, Sheldon Bates, Jason Hunt, Ryan Hunt, Danielle Reed, Ricky Werling, Michael Werling, Chase Werling and Cody Werling. Sister June Jay of Paulding, Ohio, brother Gerald Bates of Piqua, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Robert T. “Dick” Cain (December 17, 2012)

Robert T. “Dick” Cain, 92, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 1:30 AM at his residence. He was born on July 25, 1920 in Laura, Ohio, to the late Ben & Credith (Buckingham) Cain.

Dick is survived by his wife, Fidebell (Kissinger) Cain of Greenville, Ohio, whom he married on August 19, 1939; sons and daughters in law, Roy & Marilyn Cain of Greenville and Gary & Beth Cain of Greenville; grandchildren, Rick, Doug, Matthew and Leah Cain; 7 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Joe Cain, Evelyn Bashore, Lester Cain, Ruby Smith, Rose Robinson, Maxine, Jean Wombold, and Irene Dicky.

Robert was a farmer and also worked as a Brick Mason. Dick also helped clean the Arcanum School. He enjoyed gardening and being with his grandkids.

There will be a private service held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens in Greenville, Ohio. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Mary Elizabeth Fitzwater (December 15, 2012)

Mary Elizabeth Fitzwater, age 92 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:00 A.M. Saturday December 15, 2012 at Wayne Healthcare Greenville, Ohio. Mary was born October 18, 1920 in Darke County, Ohio and the daughter of the late Samuel & Dela (Marker) Byers.

She was a homemaker and worked with her husband Stanley at Fitzwater’s Tree Service.

Mary was a member of the Greenville Church of the Brethren. She enjoyed all types of racing, fishing and going to the Hobby Club in Matlacha, Florida

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Stanley Fitzwater August 2, 1989. They were married January 2, 1940. Also by her sister Kathryn Byers and brothers Henry Byers Sr., Rufus Byers, John Byers, Hollie Byers, Charles Byers and William Byers.

Mary is survived by her children Larry (Jenny) Fitzwater of Greenville, Deborah Bell of Salt Lake City, Utah and Steve (Lisa) Fitzwater of Greenville. Grandchildren Cody P. Fitzwater and Cami Lynn (Chris) Ciotta. Great grandchildren Linzi, Logan, Mitchell, Jessie and Jacob. As well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday December 19, 2012 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Jeff Harper officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until time of the services in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer Memorial Contributions be given to Hospice of Darke County.

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

Glenna Mae Figel (December 15, 2012)

Glenna Mae Figel age 91, of Pitsburg, Ohio passed away at 2:46 P.M. on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville. Glenna was born October 31, 1921 in Darke County to the late Elvy & Mamie (Sheets) Meeds.

Glenna is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Larry & Jan Figel of Arcanum; daughters & son-in-law, Beverly & Norman Whiteman of Dallas, Texas and Judy Razor of Pitsburg; grandchildren, Kim A. Razor, Troy & Ginger Whiteman, Shawn Figel & Christie Randall, Adam & Leigh Anne Whiteman, Ty & Brandi Figel and Andrea & Finny Benny; great-grandchildren, Caleb Whiteman, Joshua Whiteman, Kaitlin Card, Colby Whiteman, Zachary Whiteman, Erika Razor, Carson Figel, Ava Figel and Sean Moore; and brothers & sisters-in-law, Paul Meeds of Celina, Russell Meeds of Centerville, Herbert & Nancy Meeds of Celina and Robert & Ina Meeds of Greenville.

In addition to her parents, Glenna is also preceded in death by her husband, Oscar C. Figel whom she married February 22, 1946; brother, Odus Meeds; and sisters-in-law, Mary Meeds, Norma Meeds and Lila Meeds.

Glenna was a homemaker. She was a member of Ithaca United Methodist Church in Ithaca.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Thomas Chapman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ithaca United Methodist Church-United Methodist Women’s Group. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Richard L. McCollum (December 14, 2012)

Richard L. McCollum, 61, of Union City, OH, passed away Friday afternoon, December 14, 2012 at his residence.

He was born July 20, 1951 in Winchester, IN, son of the late Richard and Sudia (Goforth) McCollum.

He is survived by his significant other, Donna Arnett; children, Chris Burton of Union City, IN, Kelly (Jimmy) Tidwell of Richmond, Karri McCollum of Lynn, Kimberly Pitman of Lynn, Ryan McCollum of Portland, and Ben Hendrix of Winchester; 11 grandchildren; a brother, Mike McCollum; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, December 17, at the Moose Lodge in Wichester.

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

Doyle D. Delk (December 13, 2012)

Doyle D. Delk, 74 of Darke County, Ohio lost his courageous battle with cancer on December 13, 2012.

He was born June 24, 1938 in Darke County, son of the late Forrest and Ruby (Krieder) Delk. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Carrol E. Delk and James R. Delk.

Although Doyle was a life long farmer, he had also been employed at Hobart Brothers of Troy, Ohio, Bill Kelly Excavating, Heritage Gardens, Stonehedge Tea Room and currently at the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

Doyle is survived by his wife of 43 years, Elizabeth J. (Holmes) Delk, whom he married on January 25, 1969; sons, Doyle D. Delk, Jr. and David Delk; daughters, Tammy Beltran, Brenda Stockhill, Darla Staricha and Hope Lewis; along with 17 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; brothers, Lenvall R. Delk, Robert E. Delk, Kenneth R. Delk; sisters, Vera I. Beisner, Janice L. Shields, Marilyn L. Myers and Doris J. Osborne; also numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Shirley Lambert.

Services will held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Jan Roestamadji officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Doyle, I wouldn't have missed the dance, Liz

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

Friday, December 14, 2012

Margaret E. Constable (December 12, 2012)

Margaret E. Constable, 76, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday afternoon, December 12, 2012 in the emergency room at Wayne Healthcare in Greenville.

She was born December 7, 1936 in Harrison Township, Preble County, Ohio, daughter of the late Russell H. and Annetta (McKay) Miller. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Robert Constable, Sr on August 8, 1987; and a brother, Herbert Miller in infancy.

Margaret was retired from Wayne Healthcare having worked in the linen department. She continued as a volunteer for the hospital after her retirement for many years. She had also worked at Hamilton, Harris and Fowler wholesale of Richmond, IN and Wendy's in Greenville. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville and DAR Fort Greenville and Preble County. She had been recognized by the Darke County Blood Bank for having donated over 10 gallons of blood over the years. She was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds, Ohio State Football, and Nascar Racing and loved to collect covered bridges, especially ones of Preble county.

She is survived by her sons, Charles R. (Robin) Constable, Jr. of Arcanum, James A. (Carol) Constable of Eaton, Lee R. (Anita) Constable of West Manchester, and Scott (Vicky) Constable of Greenville; grandchildren, Nicholas Constable, Dillon R. Constable, Casey Jo Constable, Jeffrey Constable, Nick Woodruff, and Austin Constable; a great grandson, Dylan Constable; a brother, Joseph M. (Mary Kay) Miller of Laura; special niece, Anne Marie (Dave) Kress of West Milton; great nephews, Webb and Tyler; a sister-in-law, Evelyn (Charles) Boyd of Arizona; and 2 nieces and nephew and great nieces and nephews.


Services will be held at 2:30, Saturday, December 15, 2012, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Joe Payne officiating. The DAR will have their memorial service beginning at 2:30. Burial will follow in the Old Teegarden Cemetery near Ansonia, Ohio.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. It was her requests for those wanting to donate blood in her memory or the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund or the donor's charity choice.

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

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

John Fuller Vermilya (December 10, 2012)

John Fuller Vermilya age 93, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 3:39 P.M. on Monday, December 10, 2012 at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville. John was born in Wood County, Ohio, outside Bowling Green, July 19, 1919 and grew up on the family farm.

John is survived by his daughter, Joanne Vermilya MacArthur; son, John Michael Vermilya; grandchildren, Dawn Buchanan, Hillary (John) Senediak, Jocelyn (Robb) Carter and J. Eric (Sarah) Vermilya; six great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth; and was beloved by all.

John is preceded in death by his wife, Miriam, and by two brothers and one sister.

As a young adult, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was trained first as a pilot, then a flight instructor. When he was released from service, he attended college at Bowling Green University, Bluffton College, and The Ohio State University, eventually earning his Masters in Agriculture Economics.

John was an Associate Professor for the Extension Service of The Ohio State University, Montgomery Co. 4-H Agent for twenty-two years and Darke County Agricultural Agent for ten years. He was also affiliated with many local organizations, including: the Clayton Just-a-Mere Grange, Farm Bureau Federation, Englewood Conservancy, MVCTC Planning Board, Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Clayton United Methodist Church, Darke County Red Cross Board (10 years), Darke County Emergency Management Commission (10 years), Greenville Kiwanis, Wayne Lakes Incorporation Board and Council (10 years), and two county planning commissions (32 years). He donated blood willingly and often for a total of approximately six gallons. His wit and wisdom will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Memorial Contributions may be made to The Brethren Retirement Community or to the Clayton United Methodist 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, December 10, 2012

Agnes C. Niswonger (December 10, 2012)

Agnes C. Niswonger, 90 of Troy, Ohio and formerly of Palestine, Ohio passed away on Monday December 10, 2012 at 12:21 AM at Heartland of Greenville. She was born February 27, 1922 in Union City, Indiana, the daughter of the late Chester Clifford & Bessie Mae (Metzcar) Carpenter. She was a homemaker and as a young girl her and her sisters sang in the Carpenter Trio. She was in the Sweet Adelines in Greenville and was director for a while. She taught sewing. She served in the United States Army as a WAC where she played trombone in the Army Band. She was a member of Palestine Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband: Robert Lowell Niswonger; brothers & sisters: Orest Dwight Carpenter, Noel Thurman Carpenter, Florence Mabel Warner, Abby Lenore Carpenter, Richard Leon Carpenter, her Twin sister Eunice Price, Margaret Alice Heaston, Marvin Carpenter, John Carpenter, Alberta Hoover.

She is survived by her children & spouses: Robert L. & Mary Niswonger Jr. of Troy, Carol M. Niswonger of Greenville, Gary K. & Ok Chu Niswonger of California; grandchildren & spouses: Jeannette Niswonger, Ted & Valerie Niswonger, Shelley & John Arnett; great granddaughter: Mena Niswonger.

Services will be held on Thursday December 13, 2012 at 3:00 PM at Palestine Church of Christ, 209 Lynn Street, Palestine, Ohio with Pastor Mike Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Thursday at the church. Veteran’s graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Palestine Church of Christ.

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

Greta Ann (Begoon) Bowers (December 9, 2012)

Greta Ann (Begoon) Bowers, 60, of Greenville, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2012 with her family at her side. Greta was born on May 23, 1952 to the late William R. and Bertha M. (Clem) Begoon.

Greta was a home maker and did childcare during her life. She enjoyed horses and horseback riding, camping, fishing and most of all spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Greta is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth F. Bowers and a son, R. Lee Jones.

Greta is survived by two daughters, Michele L. Jones and Lorrie A. Jones; grandchildren, Christopher, Brittanie and Jenna Jones, Sarah Johnson, Barbara-Ann and Dustin Grant and Calvin and Brant Rusk; brothers, William and wife Linda Begoon, John and wife Janice Begoon, Ronald and wife Valerie Begoon, Daryl and wife Sharon Begoon and Kevin Begoon; sisters, Sherry L. Bailey, Lona D. Elliot and Lisa and husband John Manz as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at the convenience of the family.

On line condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundfuneralhome.com. Services have been entrusted to Braund Funeral Home.

Jackie W. Barnes Sr. (December 9, 2012)

Jackie W. Barnes Sr., age 70 of Covington, Ohio passed away at 9:45 A.M. Sunday December 9, 2012 at the Heartland Nursing Home Piqua, Ohio. Jackie was born November 20, 1942 in Evarts, Kentucky and the son of the late Bill & Neva (Haney) Barnes.

He retired in 2005 from Hobart Brothers of Troy, Ohio and was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. Jackie was a member of the Hickory Grove United Baptist Church of Greenville, the Eagles Lodge of Covington and the Bradford Community Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Kimberly Michelle Morgan and two brothers Ronnie James and Bobby Ray Barnes.

Jackie is survived by his wife Rose G. (Jones) Barnes of Covington. They were married June 12, 1965. Also by his sons and daughters in law Jackie W. & Michelle Barnes Jr. of Piqua; Christopher M. & Shannon Barnes of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Andrew J. Cindy Barnes of Piqua. There are 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, sisters & brother in law Linda & Earl Curry and Brenda Barnes all of Greenville, brother & sister in law Doug & Bev Barnes of Greenville and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday December 13, 2012 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Tom Jones and Pastor Gary Wagner co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Miami Memorial Park Cemetery Covington, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in the funeral home. The Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard will conduct Military Honors on Thursday at 2:00 P.M. in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Hickory Grove United Baptist Church of Greenville, Hospice of Miami County or Heartland Nursing Home of Piqua.

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

Dorotha Beatrix Hunt (November 25, 2012)

Dorotha Beatrix Hunt, 91, of Greenville, passed away early Sunday morning, November 25, 2012 at her residence.

She was born June 25, 1921 in Boulder, Colorado, daughter of the late Harold Kilkenny and Huldah Viola (Wiebusch) Hunt.

Dorotha spent here life teaching piano and organ to many aspiring individuals. She also played organ and piano for numerous churches in area. She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville.

She is survived by numerous friends and her care giver for the last several years, Annie Sonner.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 15 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 131 E. Fourth St., Greenville, with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will take place in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles.

Memorial Contributions may be given to the Dorotha B. Hunt Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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

Condolences may be left at www.oliverfloyd.com.

Robert L. "Bob" Thomas (December 10, 2012)

Robert L. "Bob" Thomas, 85, of Greenville, passed away early Monday morning, December 10, 2012 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

He was born October 17, 1927 in Greenville, son of the late Granville and Roena (Hufford) Thomas.

Bob was an avid Nascar fan. In his earlier years Bob owned a stock car and frequented the area including many races at Eldora. He farmed all his life and had worked at the former Excello in Greenville. After retiring from there he became a contractor building several homes around the county. He and his wife Donna loved bluegrass music and tractor shows. He was also a member of the First Congregational Christian Church in Greenville.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Donna Jeanne (Poling) Thomas; his daughter, Chris (Dean) Eby of Greenville; son, Doug (Sandy) Thomas of Salem; grandchildren, Tricia (Brandon) Fellers of Troy, Robyn (Dave Mikesell) Flanery of New Madison, Sherry (Tom) Schlater of Wyoming, and Justin (Amy) Thomas of North Star; great grandchildren, Michael and Macy Fellers, Ethan and Eli Flanery, Nic, Tommy, and Parker Schlater, and Hawk Thomas; and step grandchildren, Makala, Tawni, and Taylor Brewer.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, December 13, 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 Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Heartland Hospice.

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

James R. “Jim” Delk (December 8, 2012)

James R. “Jim” Delk, 71, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at his residence. He was born on November 18, 1941 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Forrest & Ruby (Kreider) Delk.

Jim is survived by his wife of 49 years Lois (Eubank) Delk of Greenville, Ohio, whom he married on November 9, 1963; son and daughter in law, Rodney & Teresa Delk of Arcanum, Ohio; daughter and son in law, Sherry & Mike Dirksen of Union City, Ohio; grandchildren, Heather Dirksen, Leslie Dirksen, Cody Dirksen and Ryan Delk; brothers, Lenvall H. Delk of Castine, Ohio, Robert E. Delk of Pitsburg, Ohio, Doyle D. Delk of Greenville, and Kenneth R. Delk of Rossburg, Ohio; sisters, Vera I. Beisner of Greenville, Janice L. Shields of Eldorado, Ohio, Marilyn L. Myers of Greenville, and Doris J. Osborne of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, Carroll E. Delk.

Jim loved camping, playing cards, and most of all loved his grandchildren. He enjoyed playing games with his grandchildren and watching them play their sporting events.

There will be a service held on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Dr. Fred Bernhard officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Ft. Jefferson, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.

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

Friday, December 7, 2012

Jane Fisher (December 4, 2012)

Jane Fisher, 89, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday evening, December 4, 2012 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville, Ohio

She was born August 6, 1923 in Hollywood CA, daughter of the late Carl and Ruby (Armstrong) Ross. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Robert L."Bob" Fisher on September 12, 2012; and a brother Donald Ross.

Jane was a loving mother and homemaker. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Greenville where she was a Sunday School Nursery teacher and also a member of the Women's Association of the church and was active with FISH of Darke County.

She is survived by her children, Robert E. (Marlene) Fisher, of Coldwater; Cindy (James L.) Lutz, of Lancaster; Jason (Christy) Fisher, and Richard Fisher, of Greenville; grandchildren, Nickolas (Amy) Fisher, Julie (Ted) Ruchty, Stacy (Bob) Larkin, Jody (Jeff) Dupler, and Eli Fisher; great grandchildren, Betsy, LeAnn, Ted, Kevin, Michael, David, Chris, Lydia, Katie, Natalie, Shelby, Emily, Josie and Jared; a brother-in-law Ted Williams of Greenville; and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 11 at the 1st Presbyterian Church, 114 E. 4th Street Greenville, with Pastor Dr. John Person officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. till the time of service.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be given to the First Presbyterian Church.

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

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

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Harry "Eddie" Widener (December 4, 2012)

Harry "Eddie" Widener, 71 of Greenville and formerly of Rossburg, passed away Tuesday morning, December 4, 2012 at Village Green Healthcare Center in Greenville.

He was born December 27, 1940 in Dayton, Ohio, son of the late John William and Evelyn (Mitchel) Widener. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Sue A. Frye.

Eddie was a car reconditioner having worked for several years at Smith Chevrolet in Rossburg. He was a veteran of the US Army.

Harry is survived by his brothers; Albert Widener (Grace), Raymond "Butch" Widener, Ron Widener (Kathy), John Widener (Julie), Dann "Slug" Widener (Pam); sisters, Sharon Bowman and Roselynne Widener; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 8, at the Oliver- Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Ms. Debra Frye officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be given to Rossburg Fire Department or State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Florence Lucille Elliott (December 2, 2012)

Florence Lucille Elliott, 95 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Sunday December 2, 2012 at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. She was born June 4, 1917 in Greenville, Ohio the daughter of the late Ralph & Minnie (Berner) Fourman. She worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Hobarts, Inland, & Corning Glass.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Husband: Harry Elliott; and her siblings.

She is survived by her children & spouses: Betty Mikesell of New Madison, Leon Burk of Tipp City, Darryl & LaJeanne Burk of Greenville, & Barbara & Russ Potter of Greenville; 16 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren.

Services will be held on Friday December 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Sylvia McKibben officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Basil L. Barga (December 2, 2012)

Basil L. Barga age 92 of Versailles, Ohio passes away at 1:10 P.M. on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Versailles Health Care Center. Basil was born October 25, 1920 in Darke County to the late Louis N. & Eleanora C. (Goubeaux) Barga.

Basil is survived by his brothers, Vitalus Barga of Greenville and Mark John Barga of Bradford; sisters, Rita Borland of Sidney and Iva Wion of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Basil is also preceded in death by his brothers, Norbert, Martin, Paul, Noah, Leo and Bernard “Jake” Barga; and sisters, Cecilia Gasson, Agnes Kissinger, Lucy Petitjean, Beatrice Barga and Clara Subler.

Basil served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He retired from Hobart Brothers in Troy with 46 years of service.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Fr. David Vincent officiating. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Emma Catherine Bussey (December 2, 2012)

Emma Catherine Bussey, age 92 of New Madison, Ohio passed away at 9:13 P.M. Sunday December 2, 2012 at her residence. Emma was born September 11, 1920 in Darke County, Ohio and the daughter of the late Charles & Esther (Wenrick) Garber.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Old German Baptist Brethren Church—Palestine District. Emma loved her family, bird watching, knitting, and quilting and was an excellent cook.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Keith Eldon Bussey Sr. January 2, 2002; granddaughter Julia Elaine Bussey 1977; grandson Bradley King 1977; great grandson Damon Bower 1988; great granddaughter Hazel Joy Van Lieu 2009; 1 brother and 3 sisters.

Emma is survived by her sons and daughters in law Keith E. & Lucille Bussey Jr., and Denny & Cathy Bussey all of Greenville; daughters and sons in law Karen & Calvin Barnhart of Pratt, Kansas, Becky & Philip King of Greenville, Kathy & George Clifton of New Madison and Vickie & Philip Miller of Bradford. There are 25 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 10:00 A.M. Saturday December 8, 2012 at the Old German Baptist Brethren Church—Palestine District with the Home Brethren officiating. Burial will follow in the Miller Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be given to Hospice of Darke County.

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

Monday, December 3, 2012

Dan G. Hunt (November 7, 2012)

Dan G. Hunt, age 71, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:20 PM at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He was born on October 1, 1941 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late George W. & Beatrice (Blakeley) Hunt.

Dan is survived by his wife Hattie (Vanata) Hunt of Greenville whom he married on August 31, 1963; son, Chris Hunt and Fiancée Dawn Beavers of Greenville; daughter and son in law, Michele & Terry Cook of Bradford, Ohio.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2012 6:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Terry Haworth officiating. Family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 – 6:00 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Darke County United Way or Annie Oakley Center Foundation. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Audrey W. Harder (November 30, 2012)

Audrey W. Harder, 90, of Greenville, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2:30 PM at Sterling House of Greenville with her beloved family by her side. She was born in Redford, MI on February 15, 1922 to William M. Wilbur and Amelia (Mangold) Wilbur.

She graduated from Cass Technical High School in Detroit, MI, and then attended the Detroit Business Institute. She married Elmer “Al” Harder on October 18, 1941 in Detroit, MI, and they moved to Adrian, MI, in 1950 where they made their home for many years.

Audrey worked as a secretary at Kerr Dental in Detroit and at Adrian College. Her hobbies were sewing, square dancing, gardening and traveling. She and her husband traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada with the Wally Byam Airstream Club and together they also went to Europe, South Africa, Israel, New Zealand and the Fiji Islands.

Audrey attended the First Assembly of God in Greenville, Ohio. She lived her Christian faith passionately and throughout her life she was always involved with bible study groups, teaching Sunday school at all levels and giving and sharing generously with others. She remains with us as a wonderful example of the human spirit, blessed with the Holy Spirit and she leaves a legacy of family members and friends who experienced her unconditional love.

Audrey is survived by her children; Karen (Mel) Kerentoff of Sand Creek, MI; Judy (Gene) Montgomery of Edwardsburg, MI; David (Diane) Harder of Adrian, MI; Walter (Karen) Harder of Greenville, OH; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her three siblings and her husband in 2005.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Dale Boeger officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM at the funeral home. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice, Salvation Army or Greenville First Assembly of God.

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


Friday, November 30, 2012

Betty M. Mayo (November 29, 2012)

Betty M. Mayo, 81, of Greenville and formerly of Rossburg, passed away Thursday afternoon, November 29, 2012 at Heartland of Greenville.

She was born November 10, 1931 in Ansonia, daughter of the late Louis and Bessie (Miller) Hesson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Mayo; sisters, Mary Hines and Dorothy Labig; and brothers, Lloyd, Gene, and Paul Hesson.

Betty was retired from Masters Industries in Ansonia after 20 years. She was member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Ralph W. Mayo, whom she married February 3, 1951; children, Deborah (John) Kremer of Ft. Loramie, Ralph D. (Anita) Mayo of Ringsgold, GA, Douglas (Darlene) Mayo of Lewisburg, Dennis (Tracy) Mayo of Arcanum, Denise (Rick) Lee of Ansonia, Timothy Mayo of Joliet, IL, and Teresa Hammons of Maryville, TN; grandchildren, Brad, Jessica, and Nicole Baker, Jacob Kremer, Kelly, Cory, Zach, Clint, Katie, and Kyndal Mayo, Erin and Justin Lee, and Emila Hammons; 1 step great daughter; 3 great grandsons; a sister, Marg (John) Kell of Greenville; numerous nieces and nephews; and special caregivers Annie, Corinne, Juanita, Alissa, and Teresa.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 4, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown with Rev. Fr. David Vincent celebrating. Private burial will be held later in the Holy Family Cemetery, Frenchtown.

The family will receive friends at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Monday, December 3 from 5-8 p.m. with a prayer service being offered at 4:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be given to Cancer Association of Darke County or Rossburg Fire Department.

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

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Lorain Paul (November 28, 2012)

Lorain Paul, 64 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday November 28, 2012 at 8:34 AM at her residence. She was born September 8, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio the daughter of the late John & Lida (Hudson) Paul. She retired as a nurse at Upper Valley Medical Center.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Sister: Sheila Paul.

She is survived by her son & daughter in law: Joshua & Evette Paul of Arcanum; grandchildren: Ashton & Adalyn Paul; brother: John Paul of California.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be given to State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Michael A. Young (November 27, 2012)

Michael A. Young, 47, of Ansonia, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning, November 27, 2012 at his residence.

He was born May 23, 1965 in Greenville, son of Larry and Jane (Wisner) Young of New Weston.

Mike was a 1983 graduate of Mississinawa Valley. He was a heavy equipment operator for Erie Boring LLC.

In addition to his parents he was survived by his wife of 12 years, Laura M. (Yaney) Young, whom he married August 14, 2000; step children, Dustin Hoeing, Star Ahrens, and Katie (Scott) Daisy; 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; a sister, Melissa (Jeff) Young; a nephew, Casey (Sarah) Young; and great niece, Lily.

Private services will be held at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Kelly Moody officiating.

There will be no public visitation. Memorial contributions may be given to the family.

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

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ronald Leedom (November 25, 2012)

Ronald Leedom age 75 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 5:30 A.M. on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at his residence. Ronald was born October 30, 1937 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Delbert & Stella (Burk) Leedom.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jo (Hall) Leedom whom he married November 13, 1958; children, Terry Lee & Ruthanna Leedom of Greenville, Rocky & Lisa Leedom of Arcanum and Michelle & Douglas Ketring of Laurel, Indiana; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Ronald is also preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Ann Larson; and a brother, Tommy Wion.

Ronald served in the U.S. Air Force. He was retired from Fram Corporation in Greenville, where he was a metal fabricator. Ronald was a life member of the Greenville Am Vets. Ronald enjoyed turkey shoots; hunting, fishing, hunting mushrooms and was an all around sportsman.

A gathering will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Abbottsville United Methodist Church in Abbottsville with Pastor Chris Harris officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard at 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday, at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Harold W. Holmes (November 24, 2012)

Harold W. Holmes age 91, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:15 P.M. on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at his residence. Harold was born August 8, 1921 in Germantown, Ohio to the late Stanley & Hattie Holmes.

Harold is survived by his wife of 72 years, Cathleen (Price) Holmes whom he married August 10, 1940; daughter, Marcia Garland of Greenville; step grandchildren, Bill Garland, Bradley Joe Garland and Gina Trobridge; 8 step great grandchildren and 2 step great great grandchildren; brothers, Tom Holmes of North Carolina, Nick Holmes of North Carolina, Jack Holmes of Virginia, Willie Holmes of Virginia, David Holmes of Virginia, Ray Holmes of Louisiana, Bobby Holmes of Dayton, Ohio and Russell Holmes of Dayton, Ohio; sisters, Connie of Florida, Juanita of Louisiana and Delores Ann Martin of Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Harold is also preceded in death by an infant, Marion Holmes; brothers, Carl, Richard, Stanley Jr., Phil and Ralph Holmes; and a sister, Marylou.

Harold served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Harold is retired from Del-Mar Cabinet Company in Union City, Indiana where he was a cabinetmaker. Harold was a Life Member of the V.F.W. in Greenville. He attended the Hollansburg Christian Church in Hollansburg.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Joe Hanna officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Ft. Jefferson. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Full Military Honors will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Bonnie Sue Cooper (November 24, 2012)

Bonnie Sue Cooper age 64, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:59 P.M. on Saturday, November 24, 2012 in the E.R. at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville. Bonnie was born November 19, 1948 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Floyd & Maxine Anna (Boze) Cooper.

Bonnie is survived by her brother & sister-in-law, Ralph & Edie Cooper of Indianapolis, Indiana; sister & brother-in-law, Betty & Lyndon Monnin of Russia, Ohio; nephews, Brent & Tina Cooper of Columbus, North Carolina, Jeff & Darlene Cooper of Indianapolis, Indiana, Scott & Laura Monnin of Russia, Ohio and Terry & Stephanie Monnin of Versailles, Ohio; and numerous great & great great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Bonnie is also preceded in death by a brother, Daniel B. Cooper.

Bonnie retired from Kroger in Greenville, where she worked in the bakery for 27 years. Bonnie was also a former waitress at Gerschuh’s Restaurant in Greenville for over 15 years. Bonnie loved to travel and visiting Europe in her younger years.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Brian Shultz officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Monday, November 26, 2012

Lisa M. (Williams) Klosterman (November 23, 2012)

Lisa M. (Williams) Klosterman, 46, of Greenville passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 23, 2012. Lisa was born on June 27, 1966 to Betty (Morris) Koffer and the late Paul Williams.

Lisa loved spending time with her children and her granddaughter, Kaylee and her "extra kids". She enjoyed listening to classic rock and roll music, and her favorite band was KISS. Lisa loved to watch movies and read books by Stephen King in her spare time.

In addition to her father, Lisa is preceded in death by two brothers, Michael Williams and David Williams; and a sister, Connie Fourman.

Lisa is survived by her mother, Betty and husband, Larry Koffer of Greenville; two sons, Josh Klosterman and girlfriend, Kimberly Hoehne of Greenville and David Harrison of Greenville; a daughter, Jessica Williams and boyfriend, Justin Fletcher of Greenville; a best friend, Chellie Young of Greenville; a brother, Dan and Jama Williams of St. Augustine, Florida; a step-sister, Manya Noonan-Byers of Las Vegas; a step-brother, Tony and Ailene Koffer of Corpus Christie, Texas and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 4:00 PM at the Church of the Nazarene, 7584 St. Rt. 118, Greenville with the Rev. Wayne Thomas being asked to officiate. The family will receive guests from 2 - 4 PM prior to the funeral service. The family asks memorial contributions be made to Braund Funeral Home to assist with funeral services. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Braund Funeral Home.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Millie (Miller) Short (November 21, 2012)

Millie (Miller) Short, 64, of New Madison, Ohio passed away on November 21, 2012 at Reid Hospital. Millie was born in Richmond, Indiana on May 6, 1948 to the late Charles and Esther (Kellam) Miller.

Millie was a 1966 graduate of Westmont High School in Hollansburg. She worked as a greeter at Walmart in Greenville. Millie loved to spend time with family and friends. She was an avid reader and bird watcher.

Millie is survived by her son, Brian and Tammy Short of Arcanum; a daughter, Paula and Dan Walden of New Madison; eight grandchildren, Britney, Skylar and Carson Short, Megan, Hannah and Gabby McCarroll, and Danny and Sophie Walden; two brothers, Duane Miller of Hollansburg and Ed and Loretta Miller of Lynn, Indiana; two sisters, Iris Ballinger of Richmond and Nancy Champ of Ansonia; Sisters in law Carolyn Nicholson of Fountain City, Indiana and Therese Miller of Greenville; brothers in law, Max and Alice Short of New Paris, PA, Don Short of Arcanum, Ken and Lottie Short of Waverly, Ohio and John Cramer of Marana, Arizona and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends.

In addition to her parents, Millie is preceded in death by her husband, Philip; a brothers Charles Miller and Harry Miller; sisters Juanita Cramer and Rosemary Miller

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 5PM at Braund Funeral Home. The family will receive guests from 3 - 5 PM prior to the funeral service. The family asks memorial contributions be made to Reid Hospital Hospice Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Braund Funeral Home.

M. Janice Cox (November 21, 2012)

M. Janice Cox age 74, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:43 A.M. on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Janice was born May 11, 1938 in Darke County, Ohio to the late J.B. & P. Irene (Bowman) Marker.

Janice is survived by her children, Denny Cox of Columbus, Cheryl Cox of Greenville, Scott Cox of Greenville, Mark Cox of Greenville, Michael & Tatiayana Cox of Greenville and Alisa Cox of Dayton; grandchildren, Jeremy, Hannah, Daniel, Samuel and Megann Cox; brother, Bob Marker of Freemont; sisters-in-law, Jeanie Marker of Greenville and Barbara Tester of Greenville; brother-in-law, Dale & Phyllis Cox of Greenville; extended family, Shannon, Karla, Savanna, Sierra and Sienna of New York; special friend and neighbor, Steve Wilson of Greenville; dear friend, Elvis Aaron Presley, Jr. of Dayton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Janice is also preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. Cox on May 3, 2010; and a brother, John H. “Jack” Marker.

Janice was a homemaker.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Eric Knight officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Robert Eugene Matthews, Sr. (November 20, 2012)

Robert Eugene Matthews, Sr. passed away at Hospice of Dayton, Ohio, on November 20, 2012, with his granddaughter Jennifer at his side. He was born on March 23, 1918, to Roy Eugene and Mary Agnes Hart Matthews in Buck’s Corner, Darke County, Ohio. Predeceasing him were his wife of 70 years, Onda Fae Hopper, whom he married on June 22, 1940; his son, Larry Ray Matthews; and his son-in-law, Milton Dale Aldridge. Surviving him are his daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Fred Hoff; his son, Robert Eugene Matthews, Jr.; and daughter in-law, Beverly Grooms Matthews. Also, are his 7 grandchildren and their spouses, Jennifer and Dan Bozone, Rachael Aldridge, Gretchen and Luigi Morfea, Carrie and Keith Trader, Aaron and Ginny Matthews, Janelle Gannon and Melinda and Gentric Isaacson. His great-grandchildren include: Chelsea and Emmalea Bozone; Nicolas and Christopher Morfea; Rhianna, Hope, Isabella, Eryn, and Rhys Trader; Amanda and Sara Matthews; and Rae Ann Gannon. He was also preceded by his siblings and their spouses: Ralph Leroy and Lucille Matthews; Kenneth Harold Matthews, who passed away at the age of 12; Cecil Eldon Matthews; Ruth Irene and Lee Engle; Estella Pauline and Chester Greer; Mildred Gertrude and Gerald Pearson; and Edith Olive and Robert Martin. Surviving him are his sister-in-law, Florine Martin Matthews, wife of Cecil Eldon, and several nieces and nephews.

Bob spent his early years in Buck’s Corner, Savona and Jaysville with his seven siblings attending a one-room schoolhouse, participating in 4-H, and farming. His fondest childhood memories often mention his two horses Daisy and Maisy. In his teenage years, he met Onda Fae Hopper, and on Saturday nights would meet with her at the local five and dime, before they married in 1940. Bob was always a fan of cars and machinery, as he proudly owned 34 cars in his lifetime and retired as a tool and die maker from NCR and General Motors. Bob, Onda and their three children built their own house under bob’s leadership on St. Rte. 49. He enjoyed being involved with his children through 4H, Cub Scouts and Brownies, Rainbow Girls and Demolay Boys, and school activities. Bob was a bowler an avid golfer, playing his last 18 holes at the age of 89. In 1946, his name was entered on the Wheatie’s Breakfast of Champions, Hole-in-One Club Honor Roll in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During the 1960’s Bob and Onda began to enjoy camping and traveling with local camping clubs and the National Campers and Hikers Association, where he was an active officer. They traveled through all fifty states, into Central America, and the Caribbean. For close to 50 years, they camped at The Great Darke County Fair, where he managed admissions at the Grand Stand for 34 years. They were selected as the 2011 Grand Marshalls of the Great Darke County Fair Parade. Together they enjoyed spending time with Onda’s sisters, “the Hopper girls”, and their husbands, Ellen and Paul Peters, Patricia and Ralph Pottkotter, Myrna Detling, and Carol and Jim Hart. Over the years, Bob and Onda frequently attended Fort Jefferson United Methodist Church, functions of area Senior Citizens clubs, dined out with their camping friends, and participated in Masonic and Shriners activities.

Bob was a member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge #143; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton where he was a 32nd Degree Mason; Antioch Shrine of Dayton and the Darke County Shrine Club.

The family will receive friends on Friday, November 23, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. with A Masonic Memorial Service conducted by the Greenville Masonic Lodge at 7:45 P.M. followed by the Scottish Rite Ring Service at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the funeral home with Pastor Hershel Fee officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens in Darke County. A luncheon will follow graveside services with details announced at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Ft. Jefferson United Methodist Church or the Darke County Shrine Club. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Monday, November 19, 2012

Robert R. "Bob" Gaines (November 16, 2012)

Robert R. "Bob" Gaines, 76, of Greenville, passed away Friday evening, November 16, 2012 at Heartland of Greenville.

Services with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 21, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in the Dayton National Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 10 a.m. till 11 a.m.

Condolences may be left at www.oliverfloyd.com

George Robert Puterbaugh (November 17, 2012)

George Robert Puterbaugh, 91 of Ringgold, Georgia, passed away on Saturday November 17, 2012 at Rosewood Assisted Living Community, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He was born January 5, 1921 in Ansonia, Ohio the son of the late Oscar & Myra (Lear) Puterbaugh. He served in the United State Marine Corp in World War II fighting in the Guadalcanal. He worked at H.D. Giesler Company in Dayton Ohio for 20 years as Office Manager and in sales.

He is preceded in death by his parents; 1st wife: Edith Irene (Hines) Puterbaugh; 2nd wife: Grace Elizabeth (Nee Bentz Tatom) Puterbaugh; son: Gregory A. Puterbaugh.

He is survived by his children & spouses: Michael L. & Patsy Puterbaugh of Ringgold, Georgia, Patricia A. & Keith Thompson 0f West Carrollton, Ohio, Ronald D. & Judith Puterbaugh of Meridian, Idaho; step son & daughter in law: James T. & Angela Tatom of Fort Wentworth, Georgia; 9 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at West Branch Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Veterans Graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

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


Friday, November 16, 2012

Margaret (Wetzel) Bixler (November 16, 2012)

Margaret (Wetzel) Bixler, 67 of Somerville, Ohio and formerly of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Friday November 16, 2012 at 7:10 AM at Woodland Country Manor, Somerville, Ohio. She was born June 2, 1945 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late Darrel & Bernice (Rosa) Wetzel. She was a school teacher at Mississinawa Valley Schools, Franklin Monroe Schools, & Greenville Schools & she was a school psychologist for the Darke County Educational Service Center. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Husband: Lee A Bixler on November 4, 2000; Brother: Wayne Wetzel.

She is survived by her children & spouses: Aaron & Cindi Bixler of Oxford, Ohio, Anne Marie (Bixler) & Matt Tonsing of Longmeadow, MA; Grandchildren: Jenna & Max Bixler, Mallory & Tess Tonsing; Brother: Dennis Wetzel of Greenville; Sisters: Roberta Feltman of Greenville, Betty Lou Johanson of West Milton, Carolyn Sims of Oakwood, Ohio.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday November 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Logan Dysert officiating. Family will receive friends from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Association.

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

Lucille V. Kean (November 14, 2012)

Lucille V. Kean age 82, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:35 P.M. on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at her residence. Lucille was born January 8, 1930 in Hardy, Virginia, to the late Anderson Fletcher & Annie Jane (Wills) Cash.

Lucille is survived by a daughter & son-in-law, Sue & Bob Koons of Georgetown, Indiana; son, Boyd “Buster” Kean III of Greenville, Ohio; step daughters, Beverly Rush of Greenville, Ohio, Leslie Kean of California and Audrey Kean of Florida; grandchildren, Virginia & Doug Long, Donald Koons, Melody Koons and Boyd Lincoln & Sherry Kean IV; great-grandchildren, Robert Long, Jennifer Long, Ashley Long and Kinber Long; brother, Frank Cash of Colorado, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Lucille is also preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Lincoln Kean II; sister, Myrtle Brown, Nannie Edwards and Reba Karn; and brothers, Warren, Clarence, Raymond, Newt, Taylor, Garland and William Cash.

Lucille retired from Fram Corporation in Greenville

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, November 19, 2012 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Greenville Area Emergency Rescue Services. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Helen L. Bruner Brown (November 14, 2012)

Helen L. Bruner Brown, age 90 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 1:50 P.M. Wednesday November 14, 2012 at the Brethren Retirement Community. She was born March 26, 1922 in Darke County, Ohio and the daughter of the late Ira & Laura (Royer) Foureman.

Helen was retired from Fram Corporation of Greenville, and then was the original owner of Helen’s Flower Shop, also of Greenville until 1983.

Helen was a member of the Greenville Church of the Brethren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Husband Otho Bruner August 1, 1981; Husband Glen E. Brown September 12, 2003; son in law Joe Gunckle in 1990; granddaughter Lisa Dawn Gilpin in 1976; step daughter Carolyn “Jeannie” Eubank in 2011; brother Bill Foureman in 2011 and sister Margaret Delaplane.

Helen is survived by sons Ron & Norma Bruner of Greenville and Rick & Marcia Bruner of Arcanum; daughters Sue & Steven Shaffer of Denver, CO. and Lynne & Harvey Hinshaw of Arcanum; step son Don & Barbara Brown of Sebastian, Fl. There are 19 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, sisters Virginia Weyrick of Greenville and Jane Jobes of Arcanum and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday November 20, 2012 in the Greenville Church of the Brethren 421Central Ave., Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends on Monday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Tuesday from 9:30 A.M. until time of services in the church.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Charity of your choice.

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

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Oliver Oswalt (November 12, 2012)

Oliver Oswalt, Stillborn, of Springfield, Ohio, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He is the son of Adam & Kimberly (Hummel) Oswalt of Springfield, Ohio.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Jack & Janice Hummel of New Weston, Ohio; paternal grandparents, Julia & Victor Kim of Greenville, and Paul & Melissa Oswalt of Union City, Ohio; paternal great grandmother, Louise Oswalt of Greenville, Ohio; aunts and uncles, David & Shannon Condon of Greenville, Kevin & Kelly Winner of New Weston, Ohio, and Jared & Christi Hummel of Rossburg, Ohio; as well as numerous great aunts, great uncles and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his paternal great grandparents, Roger & Martha Powell and Harold Oswalt; maternal great grandparents, Gregor & Monica Grevencamp and Albert & Eva Hummel.

There will be a graveside service held on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Teegarden Cemetery, Ansonia, Ohio. A private visitation will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

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