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Margaret Ann (Stover) Reck (August 29, 2012)

Margaret Ann (Stover) Reck age 84 of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 9:18 A.M. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. Margaret was born March 15, 1928 in Versailles to the late Charles Walter & Ada (Huber) Stover.

Margaret is survived by her sons & daughters-in-law, Gregory S. & Nena Reck of Dayton and Kevin S. & Mary Ann Reck of McMurray, Pennsylvania; daughter & son-in-law, Margaret A. “Peg” & Robert Peyton of Johnstown, Ohio; grandchildren, Chad Peyton of Versailles, Rachel Peyton of Bexley, Elyse (Peyton) & Dustin Priest of Johnstown, Gregory C. & Casey Reck of Moraine, Sarah (Reck) & Chris Waldron of Miamisburg, Megan (Reck) & Seth Portmann of Noblesville, Indiana, Cathy Weber of Cleveland and Christopher Weber of McMurray, Pennsylvania; great-grandchildren, Eric & Abigail Peyton, Justin & Peyton Ungericht, Madison, Landon, & Annebelle Waldron, Zachary Randall and Jackson Reck; and numerous nieces & nephews.

In addition to her parents, Margaret is also preceded in death by her husband, Cletus E. Reck on July 10, 2003 whom she married November 15, 1947; granddaughter, Bethany Peyton; sister, Helen Coffield of Versailles; and a brother, Dr. Walter Stover of Marfa, Texas.

Margaret was a retired 5th grade teacher at Versailles Schools with over 26 years of service. She was a member of the Versailles Christian Church. Margaret was a former member of the Versailles Eastern Star. Margaret started a monthly bridge club meeting at the Versailles Inn, her two passions in life was playing bridge and fly fishing.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor John Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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

Ingrid Bryant Coby (August 27, 2012)

Ingrid Bryant Coby, age 60 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away on Monday August 27, 2012 at 9:30 PM at her residence. She was born September 19, 1951 in Franklin Simpson County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Roy Elzie & Cenia Ethel (Garland) Bryant. She was a caregiver, CNA and Home Health Aide and a CASA representative. She is preceded in death by her parents; Bother: Stanley Timothy Bryant; Sister: Esther Bryant McGraw.

She is survived by her husband: Rick Coby; children & spouses: Amy & Brad Bronnenberg, Shane & Angie Coby, Blain & Tanya Coby, Alisa & Brent Henninger; grandchildren: Justin Bronnenberg, Joshua Bronnenberg, Crystal Bronnenberg, Mason Coby, Ava Coby, Jayla Coby, & Madison Henninger; 5 great grandchildren; sisters: Brenda Bryant Owens of Springfield, Ohio, Mary Bryant Adams & husband Kent of LaFollette, TN, Deborah Bryant Longo & husband Michael of Copemish, MI., Carol Joyce Bryant of Orange, Texas; brothers: Elzie Bryant Jr. & wife Nancy of Greenville, Michael Bryant & special friend Azalia Forney of Greenville, Eddie Bryant & special friend Rebecca Ramirez of Piqua; father in law & mother in law: Junior & Toots Coby; brother in law & wife: Terry & Carol Coby; sister in law & husband: Karla & Joe Walters; Pet: Minnie; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday September 1, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Tony Price officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday August 31, 2012 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


Rhoda Elaine Baker (August 23, 2012)

Rhoda Elaine Baker, 60, of Union City, Indiana, passed away unexpectadly on August 23, 2012 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana. Rhoda was born on April 17, 1952 in Richmond, Indiana to Gilbert Bemis and the late Alberta (Arey) Bemis.

Rhoda enjoyed being as a homemaker through out her life. She loved crafts and enjoyed going to church where she sang in the choir. Rhoda was a loving grandmother, mom and wife that sacrificed herself for others.

In addition to her mother, Rhoda is preceded in death by her step mom, Mary Bemis.

In addition to her father, Rhoda is survived by her husband, Steven Baker, Sr.; two sons, Steven Baker, Jr. of Florida and Timothy and Andrea Baker of Portland, OR; a daughter, Kimberly and Darrin Keagy of Union, City; eight grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; four brothers, Steve Bemis of Troy, Ohio, Billy Finnell of Michigan, Carl Brant of Richmond, Indiana and Dean Brant of Hamilton, Ohio; and one sister, Brenda Finnell of Hamilton, Ohio.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. The family request memorial contributions be given to Braund Funeral Home to help with funeral arrangements.

Services entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison, Ohio. Online condolences may be sent to www.braundfuneralhome.com.

Glenna E. Burkett (August 26, 2012)

Glenna E. Burkett age 96, of Bradford, Ohio, passed away at 6:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at her residence. Glenna was born December 24, 1915 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Lawrence E. & Hazel (Routzong) Miller.

Glenna is survived by a brother & sister-in-law, Robert C. & Alma Miller of Versailles; sisters & brother-in-law, Iris Jean Wills of Versailles and Norma & Bill Brumbaugh of West Milton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Glenna is also preceded in death by her husband, Cecil N. Burkett on December 29, 2008 whom she married March 6, 1936; brother, Ivan “Jack” Miller; and sisters, Ruby Miller, Louise Miller, Maxine Snyder, Frances Herrmann and Thelma Henry.

Glenna retired from Corning Glass of Greenville in 1980 where she worked in quality control. She was also a homemaker. Glenna was a former member of the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Rick Gutheil officiating. Burial will follow in Harris Creek Cemetery in Bradford. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Jo Ann Bermingham (August 19, 2012)

Jo Ann Bermingham, 39, of Greenville, passed away at her residence on August 19, 2012. Jo Ann was born on October 1, 1972 in Greenville, Ohio to Edward Michael Barnes and Wanda (Taylor) Buckley.

Jo Ann loved to go to garage sales. She also loved spending time with kids.

Jo Ann is preceded in death by her son, Harley Bermingham; 2 sisters, Jo Ann White and Mary Sue Moore

Jo Ann is survived by her parents; a daughter Cheyenne Bermingham of Greenville; 2 sons, Clay Hatfield and Zachary Bermingham both of Kentucky; 1 grandchild; a brother Joe Buckley of Kentucky; and a sister Sharon Stephens of Greenville.

There will be a public visitation at 12 noon until time of services on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Cornerstone Church, 700 Riffle in Greenville A celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Corner Church, 700 Riffle in Greenville with Pastor Tony Stephens being asked to officiate. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family Family request memorial contributions be given to Braund Funeral Home,215 Washington Street, New Madison, Ohio 45346.

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

Kay Storch (August 25, 2012)

Kay Storch, 98 of Brunswick, Georgia passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home . A funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church of Brunswick at 10 AM with Rev. McIlrath officiating. Interment will be held Thursday, August 30 at 10:30 a.m. in Greenwood Cemetery in Hamilton, Ohio. Serving as Honorary pallbearers are the Together Sunday School Class of the First United Methodist Church of Brunswick, Georgia. .

Kay was born August 6, 1914 in Hamilton, Ohio to the late Frank Hixon and Anna Smith Hixon. She was a graduate of Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Ohio. Kay and her late husband Mr. Edmond Storch, Sr. owned and operated Storch Funeral Home in New Madison, Ohio for over 30 years. She later worked in the catalog department for Sears in Florida from where she retired. Kay was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Brunswick where she attended the Together Sunday School Class. She was also a member of Eastern Star in New Madison, Ohio. Kay was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Kay is preceded in death by her husband: Edmond Carl Storch, Sr. and two brothers.

She is survived by a son: Ed Storch, Jr. and wife Janet of Brunswick, GA; two grandchildren: Kimberly Joiner and husband Robert of Saint Simons Island, GA and Scott Storch and wife Laura of Kennesaw, GA; four great grandchildren: Wesley Joiner of Winston-Salem, NC; Clay Joiner of Saint Simons Island, GA; Julie Storch and Bailey Storch both of Kennesaw, GA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Brunswick C/O Capital Building Fund 1400 Norwich Street, Brunswick, GA 31520, (912) 265-4313

Arrangements have been entrusted to Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, www.edomillerandsons.com. and Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio www.oliverfloyd.com.

Jarvey Lee Garber (August 24, 2012)

Jarvey Lee Garber, 67, of Eaton, Ohio, passed away on August 24, 2012 at Heartland of Eaton. He was born on February 16, 1945 in Brookeville, Ohio to the late Forrest Johnson and Madelyn Garber.

Jarvey worked as a carpenter and farmer through his life.

In addition to his parents, Jarvey is preceded in death by his wife Kaye Garber on May 13, 2011.

Jarvey is survived by a daughter, Karrie Garber of Moorhead, Minnesota; a half brother, Michael and wife Barbie Kenny of Eaton Ohio; and special friends, Mike and Susie Sanders of Richmond, Indiana.

Private services will be held at a later date.

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

Elizabeth Jane Schafer (August 24, 2012)

Elizabeth Jane Schafer, 84, of Greenville, passed away Friday afternoon, August 24, 2012 at her residence.

She was born February 21, 1928 in Union City, IN, daughter of the late Virgil and Oressa (Royce) Sell. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Don W. Schafer, and a brother, Robert Sell.

Jane was a retired secretary from Frazier Auto Supply and business partner in Greenville Television.

She is survived by her children, Joyce (Scott) Richards of Greenville, Janet (Scott Childers) Jaggers of Reynoldsburg, Jewell (Mark) Michaels of Kettering, and Don Schafer, II, of Greenville; grandchildren, Jessica (Danny) Lugo, Margaret Richards, Joel (Maegen) Hisle, Warren Richards, and Christopher (Beverly) Michaels; 5 great grandchildren; sisters, Korleen Mangas of Union City, IN, and Dixie Byrum of Winchester, IN.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 29, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor John Wiltshire officiating. Burial will follow in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery near Greenville.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Youth for Christ of the Miami Valley, Gideons International or State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 10 a.m. till services at 11 a.m.

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

Ricky Suzuki (July 20, 2012)

Ricky Suzuki, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away unexpectedly in New Madison, Ohio on July 20, 2012. Born on August 14, 1960. His parents are Roger Suzuki and Rosalina Calio.

Ricky lived in New Madison, Ohio and worked as a carpenter. In addition to his parents, Ricky is survived by a sons, Dauyane and Dale; daughters Desiree and Daeja; a brother Eric and a sister, Roseanne Schucht.

Memorial services were held at the Valley of the Temple in Hawaii.

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

Christopher Michael Portemont (August 10, 2012)

Christopher Michael Portemont, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 10, 2012. Born on May 23, 1975, his parents are Gaile Lynn Lindley and Billy Portemont II.

Christopher lived in Phillipsburg, Ohio and worked as a bricklayer. In addition to his parents, Christopher is survived by a two sons, Seth Robert, and Keegan Michael and a daughter Marissa Lynn.

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

Orville Hoos (August 20, 2012)

Orville Hoos, 78, of Richmond and formerly of New Madison, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 20, 2012 at his residence. He was born on March 22, 1934 to the late Peter and Ina Alexander (Harrison) Hoos.

Orville was a former Mayor of New Madison, and a member of the New Madison Kiwanis where he served as the Lieutenant Governor of Kiwanis for the State of Ohio. He was a member of New Paris Church of Christ, where he served as a Deacon. Orville was also a great fan of baseball and the Cincinnati Reds.

In addition to his parents, Orville is preceded in death by his wife, Woodice (Eliason) Hoos, who passed away in 1997 and eleven brothers and sisters.

Orville is survived by two sons, Bob Hoos of Centerville, Indiana and George Hoos of New Hampshire; a daughter, Carol Dill of Ormond Beach, Florida; four grandchildren, William Tripp, Daniel Tripp, Zachariah Hoos and Candice Hoos; three great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Morgan and Grace; one brother, Howard Alexander, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, August 24, 2012 from 4-7 PM at Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 10 AM also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery. The family request memorial contributions be given to American Heart Association in honor of Orville. Donations will be accepted at the funeral home.
Services entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. Condolences may be sent to www.braundfuneralhome.com

John R. Swisher (August 21, 2012)

John R. Swisher, age 54 of Ansonia, Ohio passed away at 11:14 A.M. Tuesday August 21, 2012 in the emergency room of Wayne HealthCare Center Greenville, Ohio. John was born November 13, 1957 in Greenville, Ohio and the son of Lucille (Eager) Swisher of Ansonia and the late Clifford C. Swisher who passed away July 9, 1982.

John was retired and a member of the Union City, Indiana Eagles Lodge, the Sons of the V.F.W. of Union City, Ohio and enjoyed working with chickens, ducks and rabbits.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister Catherine Carleen Swisher October 10, 1956.

John is survived by his mother; son Josh M. Swisher of Greenville; daughter Julie M. Swisher of Greenville and her friend Charlie Miller of Greenville; granddaughter Cheyenne Swisher of Greenville; brother Ed Swisher of Greenville; sister Becky Swisher of Ansonia; niece Lauren Swisher of Ansonia and her fiancĂ© Matthew Freshour and John’s former spouse and mother of his children Joyce (Rismiller) Swisher of Ansonia.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday August 24, 2012 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 12 Noon until time of the services in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Darke County Poultry Department.

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

Donald L. Irwin (August 19, 2012)

Donald L. Irwin, 80, of Greenville, OH, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012, 3 years to the day of his beloved wife, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

He was born September 26, 1931 in Castine, Ohio, son of the late Cleston and Clara (Bradney) Irwin. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Ethel A. (Hollinger) Irwin in which he had married on October 13, 1951; a grandson, Benjamin Hollinger; sister Ettaleene Hunt; and two brothers, James and Robert Irwin.

Donald served in the Navy for 2 years and the Naval Reserve for 2 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 140 in Greenville. He was employed at Dinner Bell in Troy, Ohio for 37 years and then employed by the Darke County Garage for 12 years.

He is survived by his daughters, Linda Cook of Georgia and Debbie and son-in-law Jimmy Bain of Greenville; a step- son and daughter-in-law, Richard (Joby) and Rocksand Hollinger of Greenville; grandchildren, Dusty & Allison Laux and Joey & Amy Laux of Georgia, Jessica & Aaron Kimmel of Greenville, Pennie & Troy Gasper of Rossburg; great grandchildren, Whitney & Wyatt Gasper of Rossburg, Jonah, Sam, Allison, Kenzie and Cammie Laux of Georgia, and Tori, Landen and Logan Kimmel of Greenville; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Leon (Bud) Oler of West Manchester; numerous nieces and nephews and one cousin Dorothy Snyder of Arcanum; and a sister-in-law Jane Riegle of Greenville.

Service with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 23 at the Oliver- Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Bill Edwards. Burial will follow in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 12-2 p.m.. The family request the memorial contributions given to either the Gospel Baptist Church in Greenville or State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Dean H. Edwards (August 18, 2012)

Dean H. Edwards, age 71, of Arcanum, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2012, at 8:59 PM at his residence. He was born on March 13, 1941 in Thistle, Utah, to the late Frank & Hortense (Hayes) Edwards. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother Frank Edwards.

Dean is survived by his wife, Lena (Vanderpool) Edwards, of Arcanum, Ohio, whom he married on December 20, 1968; daughter and son in law, Pollyanna & John Candalot of Cottonwood, Idaho; son and daughter in law, Louis R. & Diane E. Edwards of Jackson, Michigan; grandchildren, McKenzie Candalot, Steven Derepentigny & Mitchell Derepentigny; siblings, John & Dixie Edwards of Salt Lake City, Utah, Bessie & Mike Hubler of Gore, Oklahoma, and Bradley Edwards of Topeka, Kansas; as well as 2 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dean was a Design Engineer for Hobart Corporation in Troy, Ohio. He was a member of the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War. Dean was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He loved wood working and building toy trains and toy cars which he gave away to children.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 23, 2012, from 10-11 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio. The service will follow at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Phil Garbig officiating. Burial will be in the David Cemetery in Kettering, Ohio, at 1:15 PM on Thursday after the service.

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

Marta Ann Wheeler (August 15, 2012)

Marta Ann Wheeler, age 61, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at 11:45 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio. She was born on February 8, 1951 in Greenville, Ohio, to Lawrence “Larry” & Mary Lou (Rolfe) Wheeler of Greenville, Ohio.

In addition to his parents she is survived by her sister, Kimberly A. Murray of Greenville, Ohio; brother and sister in law, Douglas A. & Erica Wheeler of Waynesville, Missouri; nephew, Greg Wheeler; nieces, Nicki (Travis) Cope, Callie Wheeler, and Carlie Wheeler.

Marta worked at Gershuh’s Restaurant in Greenville for 22 years. She was a member of the First Congregational Christian Church and loved knitting, needle point, reading and crossword puzzles.

There will be a visitation held on Monday, August 20, 2012 from 9-11 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Graveside service will be held immediately following the visitation at the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Joe Soley and Pastor Ted McGurdy co-officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be given to State of the Heart Hospice or American Diabetes Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Jerome H. Hoying (August 15, 2012)

Jerome H. Hoying, age 89, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at 6:50 AM at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville, Ohio. He was born on October 31, 1922 in St. Patricks, Ohio to the late Henry H. & Anna (Schmitmeyer) Hoying.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Hoying on February 10, 2001, whom he married on June 27, 1944. He is also preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Louise Boerger, Dettie Gaier, Anna Marie Eilerman and Regina Aselage; brothers, Edwin Hoying and Henry Hoying.

Jerome is survived by his children, John & Sherry Hoying of Union, Ohio, Bob & Joan Hoying of Wildwood, Missouri, Jim Hoying of Tampa, Florida, Fred & Sharon Hoying of Greenville, Ohio, Sandy & Charlie McFarland of Greenville, Ohio, Sharon & Bill Westfall of Greenville, Ohio, Randy & Anita Hoying of Cincinnati, Ohio; 11 Grandchildren; 12 Great Grandchildren; 4 brothers; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He retired from Corning Glass Works after 30 years of service, was a member of the Knight of Columbus, Elks, American Legion, VFW, and served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 West 3rd Street, Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. John White celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday, August 20, 2012 from 5-8 PM and Tuesday from 9:30-10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

A Military Graveside service will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice.

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


Lisa Ann Metzcar (August 13, 2012)

Lisa Ann Metzcar, age 43 of New Madison, Ohio passed away at 4:00 P.M. Monday August 13, 2012 at her residence. Lisa was born August 1, 1969 in Greenville, Ohio and the daughter of Mr. Wilbur Bevins of New Madison and the late Leota P. (Petry) Bevins who passed away January 18, 2012.

Lisa was a devoted mother and wife as well as a devoted servant to her family and church. She was a member of the Castine Church of the Brethren and graduate of Tri-Village High School Class of 1987.

She was also preceded in death by a sister Myra Kay Bevins August 14, 1953.

In addition to her father, Lisa is survived by her husband William Jacob “Bill” Metzcar of New Madison. They were married September 7, 1991. Also by her daughters Leah Metzcar, Loryn Metzcar and Leana Metzcar. Sons Jacob Metzcar, Joshua Metzcar and Josiah Metzcar all at home. Sisters and brothers in law Vivian & Tom Dailey and Pamela & Samuel Graves all of Greenville. Brothers and sisters in law Douglas & Anna Bevins of Arcanum and Dwight & Corine Bevins of Greenville. Also numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday August 18, 2012 in the Castine Church of the Brethren 624 US Route 127-South Castine, Ohio with Pastor Greg Hyre officiating. Burial will follow in the Hollansburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4 P.M. until 7 P.M. in the Castine Church of the Brethren.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions for Lisa be given to the Metzcar family for her husband to determine how to direct the funds in her honor.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio

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

Eugene W. Lindamood (August 12, 2012)

Eugene W. Lindamood age 89, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:12 P.M. on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at the Oakley House in Greenville. Eugene was born October 22, 1922 in New Madison, Ohio to the late Guy & Nora Bell (Harter) Lindamood.

Eugene is survived by his daughters & sons-in-law, Janet & John Wallis of Ludington, Michigan and Karen & Vern Rife of Hartland, Michigan; grandchildren, Kevin & Lori Eikenberry of Indianapolis, Indiana, Paula & Grady Mendenhall of Texas, Amy & Alan Weissenbacher of California and Emily & John Cooper of Lansing, Michigan; great grandchildren, Parker & Kelsey Eikenberry, Allison & Aaron Mendenhall and William Cooper; special niece, April Miller & David Shumaker of Greenville and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to his parents, Eugene is also preceded in death by his 1st wife, Reba (Alley) Lindamood in 1964; 2nd wife, Jane (Davidson) Lindamood Drew on January 29, 2009; brother, Marion Lindamood and sister, Wanda Wells.

Eugene served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was an auto and farm machinery mechanic.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Ft. Jefferson, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice 1350 North Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com


Doris V. (Townsend) Paulus (August 10, 2012)

Doris V. (Townsend) Paulus, 95, of New Madison, passed away peacefully at her home on August 10, 2012. Doris was born on February 15, 1917 in Darke County to the late Russel and Weltha (Henninger) Townsend.

Doris worked as a farmer’s wife during her life. She enjoyed gardening, her flowers and mowing her grass, she was known as the lawn mowing queen of New Madison. Doris was a big Cincinnati Reds fan and a collector of dolls. Her greatest joys were spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Doris is preceded in death by her husband Samual Paulus who passed away in 1990; brothers Galen, Warren and Lowell Townsend; sisters, Dorothy Murphy, Betty Paulus and Shirley Laux and son-in-laws, Marion Petry and James Lockard.

Doris is survived by four daughters, Mary K. Petry of New Paris, Peggy Lockard of Medway, Beverly and Bob Shaffer of West Manchester and Connie and Jim White of Elderado; 12 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 16 great great grandchildren and a sister, Jeanie Strawser of Greenville.

Friends and family may visit from 5-8 P.M. on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 11 AM also at the funeral home with the Rev. Eric Fee being asked to officiate. Family request memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice, donation will be accepted at the funeral home.

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

John Edward Karnehm (August 10, 2012)

John Edward Karnehm age 55, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 4:00 P.M. on Friday, August 10, 2012 at his residence. John was born July 29, 1957 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Tom & Donna (O’Brien) Karnehm.

John is survived by a brother, Tom Karnehm of Van Wert, Ohio; sisters, Connie Singer of Greenville, Ohio and Carolyn Worthen of Michigan; nephews, Lee Karnehm of South Carolina, Matt Karnehm of Greenville, Ohio, Steven Karnehm of Greenville, Ohio, Taylor Karnehm of Van Wert, Ohio and Zachary Karnehm of Van Wert, Ohio; and a niece, Donielle Karnehm of Piqua, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, John is also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Karnehm.

John was a truck driver for Rumpke in Greenville for 10 years.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Chaplain John Nunnally officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or the Darke County Cancer Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Bernice E. Arnett (August 10, 2012)

Bernice E. Arnett age 90, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:19 A.M. on Friday, August 10, 2012 at her residence. Bernice was born May 22, 1922 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Ed & Bertie (Curtner) Oberer.

Bernice is survived by her sons & daughters-in-law, Wayne & Deb Arnett of Greenville, Jack & Joan Arnett of Greenville, Gary Lynn & Phyllis Arnett of Greenville and Larry Chris & Cari Arnett of Orlando, Florida; daughters & sons-in-law, Connie & John Myers of Greenville, Becky & David Simon of Greenville and Paula Anthony of Greenville; 19 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; and numerous extended family members.

In addition to her parents, Bernice is also preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Arnett; and grandsons, John David Myers Jr. and Chad Arnett.

Bernice retired from Fram Corporation in 1988. She was a member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Greenville.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Dale Boeger officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com


Luis Macias (August 8, 2012)

Luis Macias, 64, of Trenton, OH and formerly of Ansonia and Greenville, passed away early Wednesday morning, August 8, 2012 at Hospice of Dayton.

He was born March 2, 1948 in Lubbock, TX, son of the late Guadalupe "Junior" and Josephine (Esparza) Macias. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Brandon Michael Macias.

Luis was a veteran of the US Army having served during Vietnam. He worked at Miller-Coors Brewing Company in Trenton. He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville and the Moose lodge in Middletown.

He is survived by his children, Luis Macias, Jr., Thomas Macias, and Phillip Macias all of Sidney; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Ron Macias of Greenville; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 13 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, 1000 N. Broadway St., Greenville, OH. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

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

Martha W. (Williams) Dorris (August 7, 2012)

Martha W. (Williams) Dorris age 85, of Circleville, Ohio and formerly of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 12:18 A.M. on Tuesday, August 7, 2012. Martha was born August 30, 1926 in Charleston, Mississippi to the late Thomas Halyard & Lona Mae (Purvis) Williams.

Martha is survived by the love of her life, Thomas E. “Tom” Dorris whom she married January 17, 1946; daughters & sons-in-law, Martha Frances Dorris & Larry Bennen of Delaware, Ohio, Carmen Yolanda “Landa” Dorris & Thomas Patrick Astley of Circleville, Ohio and Tomi Lynn Dorris of Circleville, Ohio; granddaughter, Erin Elizabeth Dorris-Astley; brothers, Joe Williams of Charleston, Mississippi, John Williams of Arkansas and Jim Williams of Tennessee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Martha is also preceded in death by a brother, Sonny Williams; and a sister, Elizabeth Mugrage.

In 1955 Martha and Tom left the South to move to Greenville, Ohio with their two daughters, Francy age 9 and Landa, 1. Tomi came along two years later. It was a major change to go so far, leaving her family and support behind her. She rose to the challenge with a sense of adventure, vitality, and sense of humor. She never forgot where she came from and she made sure that her daughters knew their Southern roots. It was a heritage that made an impact on all of them.

As a young woman in rural Mississippi, she had wanted to become a nurse. She did not have that opportunity, but she carried the desire to help others with her always. She made a point of giving a hand wherever she could and she enriched many lives with her Southern Fried Chicken, award winning pies, and other down home favorites. Martha was a warm and loving person that even casual acquaintances would characterize as “the sweet one.”

Despite the damages that time inflicted on her body, she never wanted to stop helping and participating. She fretted because she could not cook as she once did and she had to be reminded often to let others help her reach high shelves or carry dishes to the table. The one thing that never left her was her loving nature. She once said she knew her time was limited. She said,”While I am still here, with what time I have, I just want to love you all the very best I can.” You did, Mom. You did.

Martha was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville. She was known for her spirit, vitality, sense of humor and love for her family.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, August 10, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church 202 West Fourth Street Greenville with Pastor Joe Payne officiating. Entombment will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Kingwood Memorial Park in Lewis Center, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 9, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville and Friday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Lois L. Tester (August 6, 2012)

Lois L. Tester, 84, of Greenville, passed away Monday, August 6, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

She was born January 24, 1928 in Greenup County, KY., daughter of the late Ora L. and Beatrice (Culbertson) McKenzie. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Clyde J. Tester December 27, 2004; and a son, Dale Tester March 26, 2012.

She is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Robin & Jim Jones of Troy, OH; daughter-in-law, Brenda Tester of Greenville; grandchildren, Jason (Heather Sueber) Anderson, Amanda (Mark) Armstrong, Mika Barga, Chase Barga, Dawn (John) Ramos and Eric Jones; great grandchildren, Eli Armstrong, Damian Bar, Charles Jones, and Matthew Jones; a brother, Jesse McKenzie of Gainesville, FL.

Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2012 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home,Greenville. Burial will follow the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. The family request that memorial contributions be given to the Cancer Association of Darke County.

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

Charlene Virginia Baker (August 7, 2012)

Charlene Virginia Baker, 75 of Greenville, passed away early Tuesday morning August 7, 2012 at Claire Bridge Cottage at Sterling House in Greenville, OH.

She was born October 31, 1936 in Hamilton, OH, daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Stout) Beatty.

Charlene was a graduate of the Deaconess Nursing School in Cincinnati, OH. She spent over 40 years as a registered nurse at Wayne Hospital before retiring in 1999 from the Obstetrics Department. She was a member of the former Christ Church on Eidson Road in Greenville, OH. She loved to travel and had visited 48 of the 50 states.

She is survived by her husband, Richard W. Baker; sons, John Robert (Jennifer) Baker, MD, PhD, of Virginia Beach, VA, and Dale Allen (Susan) Baker, PhD, of San Diego, CA; grandchildren, Daniel A. Baker, Rebecca A. Baker, Jackson R. Baker, and Johanna E. Baker; and brothers, Joseph (Pepper) Beatty of West Chester, OH, and Thomas (Dee) Beatty of Liberty, IN.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, August 10, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in the Miller Cemetery near Palestine.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 1:30 till 2:30 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to either the Wayne Hospital Auxiliary or Heartland Hospice.

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

Lester H. Klosterman (August 5, 2012)

Lester H. Klosterman, age 99, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 10:55 PM at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville, Ohio. He was born on December 25, 1912 in Mercer County, Ohio, to the late Frank & Adelaide Klosterman.

He is survived by his wife, Leatrice (Striegel) Klosterman of Greenville, Ohio, whom he married on February 12, 1944; daughters and sons in law, Sharon L. & Philip Nyhuis of Buffalo, New York, Carol J. & Frank Tantum of Homer Glen, Illinois, Elizabeth A. & Donald Saintignon of Greenville, Janice M. & Scott Mills of Greenville, and Robert J. & Connie Klosterman of Celina, Ohio; grandchildren, Alexis L. Boling, Gregory Griffin, Melissa Budner, Elizabeth Fazio, Matthew A. Saintignon, Kristen E. Woodbury, Kara E. Warren, Stephen Mills, Ann Mills, Amy Green, Julie Klosterman, and Jamie Klosterman; 16 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his siblings, Ivo Klosterman, Elmer Klosterman, Eileen Herman, Wiro Klosterman, and Rita Lucas.

Lester was the manager for United Green Company in Rossburg, Ohio. He was a member of the United States Army Air Corps serving in World War II. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and enjoyed airplanes, fishing, riding motorcycles and playing euchre.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 W. 3rd St., Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. John White celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 5-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. There will be a Graveside Military Service conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Darke County Cancer Association or American Heart Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Reda J. (Hoggatt) Nisonger (August 6th 2012)

Reda J. (Hoggatt) Nisonger, 79, loving mother, grandmother, and dedicated wife, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 6th 2012 at 12:40 a.m. at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

She was born March 28, 1933 in Ansonia, daughter of the late Martin Steward and Vola Gladys (Judy) Hoggatt. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Paul in April of 2004. Also preceded in death by brothers, Estel, Julian, and Gene Hoggatt, and sister Elnora (McLear) Young.

Reda was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville. A homemaker, Reda was a 4-H Advisor for numerous years sharing her sewing, quilting, and cooking skills to inspire future generations. Reda displayed her blue ribbon hand made quilts several years at the Great Darke County Fair. All her children and grandchildren enjoy one of her specially hand crafted quilts.

She is survived by eight children and seventeen grandchildren. Daughter, Patty Padula, from Fishers, IN and her children, Heather, Aaron, and Nicole Nicholson; Son, Ronald Nisonger and significant other Kathy Larsh of Greenville, and his step children, Amy and Michael Gannon and Doug and Kara Myers; Son, Phillip Nisonger and significant other Ann Palmer of Greenville, with their daughter Kailey and David Guillozet; Son, Michael and Betsy Nisonger of Versailles with sons, Seth and Friend Elizabeth Watkins, Ryan and Erin, Kyle and Alison, and Ian Nisonger; Daughter, Sharon and Kevin John of Nashport, OH with children, Adrianne, Devin, and Paige John; Daughter Jane and Brian Jones of Greenville with daughter Mandy Jones; Son, Thomas Nisonger and significant other Vickie Brinley of Greenville with his children Amy Nisonger and Jeff and Stacey Nisonger; Daughter, Lisa and Rick Stover of Huntsville, OH with her children Sadie, Mikaela, and Max Oyer. Reda was also blessed with seven great grandchildren. She is survived by brothers, Henry of Michigan, Charles of Columbus, OH, and Gary Hoggatt of Rossburg; sisters, Henrietta Ellison of Columbus, OH and Carolyn Breckenridge of Florida; and sister in law Anita Hammaker, of North Star.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 11, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville with Fr. John White celebrating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville Friday from 6-8 p.m. with a prayer service being offered at 5:45 p.m. In the lieu of flowers family request memorial contributions to Alzheimer's Association.

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

Rev. Dr. Leo Joseph Sheffel (August 1, 2012)

Rev. Dr. Leo Joseph Sheffel age 99, of Versailles, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 5:54 P.M. at the Versailles Health Care Center in Versailles. Dr. Sheffel was born January 29, 1913 in Butler, Pennsylvania to the late Charles Anthony & Julia Ann (Vanconey) Sheffel.

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII having served in the Pacific. Dr. Sheffel was the Pastor Emeritus of Pemberton Baptist Church in Pemberton, Ohio; and since 1948, pastored Baptist Churches in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, New York, Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa.

He was married to Edna Valera Waymire of Elwood, Indiana on September 16, 1933 in Alexandria, Kentucky. She preceded him in death on October 6, 2004. Together they were the parents of four children, Kenneth Leo Sheffel, Carol Claudia Sheffel Oaks, and Frederick Ellsworth Sheffel, all deceased, and Janice Lee Sheffel Stahl of Versailles who survives.

Also preceding him in death were brothers, Raymond, Thomas, Andrew & Donald Sheffel; sisters, Geraldine Holtkamp, Loretta Oaks & Henrietta Taylor; and a granddaughter, Janene Oaks Delcamp.

Dr. Sheffel is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Terry, Joseph (Karla) & Mark Walters of Greenville, Penny (Billy) Chandler of Salem, Indiana, Greg (Becky) & Sherri Oaks of Waynesburg, Kentucky, and Becky (Jay) Hutcheson of Colorado; 17 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the Versailles Baptist Church, 166 East Ward Street Versailles, Ohio with Pastor David Cummings officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 3, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Mary Lou Oswalt (August 1, 2012)

Mary Lou Oswalt age 84 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 12:40 P.M. Wednesday August 1, 2012 at the Rest Haven Nursing Home Greenville, Ohio. She was born July 9, 1928 in Darke County Ohio and the daughter of the late Paul & Frona (Patterson) Hart.

Mary Lou retired in 1990 from Fram Corporation of Greenville, where she had been employed for 33 years. She was a member of the Coletown Congregational Christian Church and the Women of the Moose of Greenville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Joe Oswalt in 1989. Also by her brothers Harold Hart, Robert Hart and Donald Hart. Sisters Phyllis Armstrong, Ardith Schafer and Janet Hart.

Mary Lou is survived by her daughters Vicki Oswalt and Brenda Oswalt both of Greenville. Her sister Sharon Hart of Greenville, sister in law Jean Hart of Huber Heights and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday August 6, 2012 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with the Rev. Lowell Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 P.M. until 4 P.M. in the funeral home. The Women of the Moose will conduct a Memorial Service at 3:30 P.M. Sunday in the Greenville funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Rest Haven Activity Department.

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