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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dawn Marie Cox (October 29, 2012)

Dawn Marie Cox, age 46, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 9:39 PM at her residence. She was born on April 19, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to her mother Esther C. (Bergdoll) Maley and step father Charles Maley of Shirley, New York.

In addition to her mother and step father she is survived by her sons, Gregory Cox of Austin, Texas, and Andrew Cox of Greenville. Dawn was preceded in death by her daughter Melanie Grace Cox.

Dawn was the receiving administrator for Beauty Service Group in Greenville, Ohio.

There will be a private service held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Fr. John R. White officiating. Family will receive friends on Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 5-7 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

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

C. Darrel Rowland (October 30, 2012)

C. Darrel Rowland, 75, of Ansonia, passed away early Tuesday morning, October 30, 2012, at Wayne Healthcare in Greenville.

He was born March 16, 1937 in Greenville, son of the late Graden and Margaret (Rhodus) Rowland, In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Ander; and brothers, William E. and Marvin K. Rowland.

A veteran of the US Army, Darrel had farmed his whole life as well as co-owned and operated Rowland Truck and Equipment, Inc. He had worked for several years as an operations manager at the former Westinghouse Electric in Union City.

He was a member of the Ansonia First Church of God. He had served 8 years on the Ansonia School Board, 4 of which as President. He had numerous other involvements and activities too numerous to list.

Darrel is survived by his wife of 48 years, Janet A. (Leis) Rowland; children, Connie and husband Tim Thomas of Springfield, OH, Rick Rowland of Medway, OH, Scott and wife Andrea Rowland of Ansonia; grandchildren, Shauna McComas, Glen (Bridget) Moyer, Jason (Jennifer) Moyer, Amanda Puckett, Tyler Rowland, Justin Rowland, Cody Rowland, Alexa Rowland, and Andrew Rowland; great grandchildren, Brandon, Nicholas, Rylee, Dylan, Jenna, Owen, Holden, Jayden and Landon; sisters, Carolyn (Dave) Long and Judith E. Rowland both of Greenville; a brother, Richard "Dick" and wife Georgia Rowland of Kempner, TX; his mother-in-law, Gertrude Leis of Ansonia; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Janet Leis; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 3 at the Ansonia First Church of God with Pastor David Hackney officiating. Burial with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville on Friday from 5-8 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the South Venice First Church of God Building Fund, 351 Orange Road, Venice, FL 34293.

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

Norman W. Redman (October 30, 2012)

Norman W. Redman age 85, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 8:50 A.M. on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Norman was born January 13, 1927 in Gettysburg, Ohio to the late Bill E. & Edith (Bashore) Redman.

Norman is survived by his wife, Mary Alice (Sharp) Redman whom he married December 29, 1945; son & daughter-in-law, Stephen & Peggy Redman of Centerville; daughter & son-in-law, Alice & Mike Hogg of Greenville; grandchildren, Nathan & Michelle Redman, Christopher & Jessica Redman, and Whitney & Joe Arnett; great grandsons, Tyler & Alex Redman, and a great granddaughter expected in January of 2013; sister, Nancy Stump of Bradford; brother-in-law, Gene Sharp of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Norman is also preceded in death by a brother, Dale Redman.

Norman served in the U.S. Army during WWII. While in the U.S. Army he graduated from Glider and Parachute School. Norman retired from Frank Girbert Implement Inc. where he was a farm equipment salesman with 40 years of service. He also served 13 years with Greenville Rescue as a non-emergency driver. Norman was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Greenville where he was a trustee for 40 years and a dart ball captain. Norman was a 60 year member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge #143 F&AM; 32nd Degree Mason of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton; Antioch Shrine Club of Dayton; Darke County Shrine Club; and the Greenville American Legion.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, November 2, 2012 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Dr. Jim Vandermark officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. A Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted by the Greenville Masonic Lodge at 7:45 P.M., followed by the Scottish Rite Ring Service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or the Darke County Shrine Club Crippled Children’s Fund. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Alice M. Marker (October 30, 2012)

Alice M. Marker, age 60 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 2:40 A.M. Tuesday October 30, 2012 at her residence. She was born August 30, 1952 in Greenville, Ohio and the daughter of the late Ora M. and Louise (Reisor) Marker.

Alice was retired from Corning Glass Inc. and later employed at the Darke County Learning Center.

She was a member and Past President of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and the Moose Lodge Ladies Auxiliary all of Greenville. Also was an avid golfer, Ohio State University fan, Cleveland Browns fan and had been an active volunteer with the Special Wish Foundation.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Connie Hushour.

Alice is survived by her brothers and sister in law Bob & Susan Marker of Winchester, Indiana and Jim Marker of Greenville. Also by her niece Melissa and Bobby Vore of Greenville and a nephew Todd and Sandie Marker of Ruskin, Florida.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday November 3, 2012 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive fiends on Friday from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in the funeral home. The Greenville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will conduct a Lodge of Sorrow at 7:30 P.M. Friday in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Special Wish Foundation,
State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County or the Darke County Cancer Association.

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

Arthur “Sonny” Shipp (October 27, 2012)

Arthur “Sonny” Shipp, 79 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday October 27, 2012 at 10:10 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community. He was born February 22, 1933 in Princeton, Illinois the son of the late Arthur & Selma (Nordstrom) Shipp. He married Mary Beachy on March 5, 1960 in Creston, Ohio. He worked for Gene Reigle for a number of years.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters: Sheryl (Tom) Ailes, Robin (Bob) Grice; sons: Eric Shipp, Shawn (Kristen) Shipp; 16 grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; sisters: JoAnne Johnson of Sheffield, Illinois, & Dorothy Dutcher of Battle Creek, Michigan; & numerous nieces & nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; half brothers: Roger Pierson, Ray Pierson, Richard Pierson; brother: Gordon Shipp; sister: Marge Corman; grandson: Jeff Spille.

A Private Graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the Brethren Retirement Community, State of the Heart Hospice, or the Darke County Harness Horseman Association.

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

Monday, October 29, 2012

Brian Michael Williams Mendenhall (October 27, 2012)

Brian Michael Williams Mendenhall, 15, of Greenville, passed away unexpectedly on October 27, 2012. Brian was born on June 18, 1997 in Dayton, Ohio son of Larry Allen and Michelle (Morgan) Mendenhall.

Brian enjoyed drawing and always had a sharpie or mechanical pencil with him. He loved to draw floor plans, cars, crosses and skulls. Brian loved video games, especially The Need for Speed and Call of Duty. Brian was an 8th grade student at Tri Village Schools. He loved to hang out with the big guys and with his best friend, Aiden. He enjoyed going to church and hanging with Grandma Becky. Brian was a prankster and would often cause trouble. He enjoyed drinking dark sodas, chewing gum and eating saltine crackers. The family said if Brian could tell everyone one last thing it would be... "Be nicer, show more love, and know that I love you all".

Brian is preceded in death by his grandfather, Larry Mendenhall; grandmother, Debra "Deb" Crick and step grandfather, Gary Skaggs.

In addition to his parents, Brian is survived by two sisters, Nicole Mendenhall, and Kinita and Adam Crumley both of Greenville; grandmother, Rebecca Skaggs of Greenville; grandfather, Harrison Morgan of Kentucky; three uncles, Joey Skaggs, Shawn Mendenhall and Robbie and Rennett Mendenhall all of Greenville; two aunts Missy and Brickton Ginger of Greenville, and Tonya Mendenhall of Ansonia; a nephew, Aiden Crumley of Greenville and numerous friends and family who mourn his passing.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Lighthouse Christian Center in Greenville with the Rev. Eric Fee officiating. The family will receive guests from 3:00 - 7:00 PM prior to the funeral service. Memorial contributions may be given to Braund Funeral Home to help with funeral costs. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundfuneralhome.com. Services are entrusted to Braund Funeral Home.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Austin Tyler Henson-Meade (October 27, 2012)

Austin Tyler Henson-Meade, 16 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday October 27, 2012 at 5:26 PM. He was born January 18, 1996 in Greenville, Ohio, the son of Amy (Henson) Wert of Greenville & Brian & Tonia Meade of Greenville. He was working as a janitor at Woodland Primary School as a Co op.

He is survived by his parents; ½ brothers: Rodney Wert, & Kyeran Meade; Step brother: Eli Hathaway; maternal grandparents: Donna & Randy Clark of Arcanum, & Mike Henson of Greenville; paternal grandparents: Donald & Connie Meade of Greenville; aunt: Missy Thompson & fiancé Shaun Thornhill & her children: Desmond & Tiona Thompson; aunts & uncles: Annette & Kirk Clark, Doug & Amy Meade, Donald Meade, Brad & Betty Meade, Nicholas & Misty Meade, Milea Henson, Cody Smith; & several cousins.

Services will be held on Wednesday October 31, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Bill Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday October 30, 2012 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics.

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

Justice Harley Michael Meade (October 27, 2012)

Justice Harley Michael Meade, 16 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday October 27, 2012 at 5:26 PM. He was born January 20, 1996 in Greenville, Ohio the son of Jennifer Warner of Greenville & Brad & Betty Meade of Greenville. He was a member of Gospel Baptist Church, Darke County Board of MRDD Work Program, Special Olympics, & he loved playing baseball, softball & skateboarding..

He is survived by his parents; brother: Devin Meade, step brother: Devyn Hodge; sisters: Reagan & Kiana Satterwhite; step sisters: Alexis & Hannah Hodge; maternal grandparents: Betty & Leroy Murphy of Greenville, Larry & Suzanne Brown; paternal grandparents: Donald & Connie Meade of Greenville; great grandparents: Bonnie Owens, Rolland Warner, Pat Royer; great great grandparent: Helen Buckingham; aunts & uncles: Luke & Robin Miller of Union, Ohio, Joe & Billie Brown of Florida, Annette & Kirk Clark, Doug & Amy Meade, Donald Meade, Brian & Tonia Meade, Nicholas & Misty Meade; & several cousins.

Services will be held on Wednesday October 31, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Bill Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday October 30, 2012 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics.

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

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Wanda E. Hunley (October 25, 2012)

Wanda E. Hunley, 96 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Thursday October 25, 2012 at the Brethren Retirement Community. She was born July 6, 1916 in Washington Courthouse, Ohio the daughter of the late Lawrence & Ida May (Dressback) Miley. She worked at Hardys in Union City, Buckeye in Versailles, & was a homemaker. She enjoyed traveling and playing cards.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Husband: Edward Hunley; Son: Jerry Rosell; Daughter: Dolores Preston Cunningham; Brothers: Elwert, Wilbur, Kenneth, & Earl Miley; Sisters: Verda Blake, Regina Bechtold.

She is survived by her Children: Betty Jean Schultz Dankworth of Greenville, Donald (Delois) Rosell of Lake City, Florida; Grandchildren: Cheryl Kay (Dave) Fine of Arcanum, Tony (Becky) Schultz of Greenville, Tonya (Virgil) Klosterman of Greenville, Deb (Ron) Crist of Bradford, Cindy Pierson of Greenville, Pam (Bruce) Hunt of Greenville, Sondra (Mark) Edger of Greenville, Dixie Sonner & friend Nick Camacho of Greenville, Larry (Karen) Langston of Versailles, Ronnie (Melissa) Rosell of Lake City, Florida, Melinda (Mark) Rowland of Lake City, Florida; 25 Great Grandchildren; 19 Great Great Grandchildren.

Services will be held on Monday October 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor David Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday October 28, 2012 at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Friday, October 26, 2012

Margaret "Meg" Best (October 25, 2012)

Margaret "Meg" Best, 37, of Greenville, passed away Thursday morning, October 25, 2012 at the Sycamore Hospital in Miamisburg.

She was born July 19, 1975 in Greenville, daughter of Howard W. "Bud", Jr. and Sue E. (Eubank) Best of Castine.

Meg had worked as a security guard at the Holiday Inn in Miamisburg and was a bartender at many different establishments.

In addition to her parents she is survived by her sisters, Shari (Jeff) Wappelhorst of Greenville, Rebecca Best of Australia, and Elizabeth Best of Castine; nieces and nephews, Mariah and Joey Wappelhorst, Zeph and Addy Cass, and Josie Best; and her little dog, Tiny. She had lost her two other pets, Jake and Cera Dwyn.

It was Meg's request for a private celebration of her life at a later date.

There will be no public visitation. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be sent to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway St., Greenville, OH 45331.

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

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Twila J. Laird Potts (October 25, 2012)

Twila J. Laird Potts, age 94, formerly of Arcanum, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 3:30 AM at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. She was born on April 19, 1918 in Arcanum, Ohio, to the late Russell & Clara (Cassell) Julien.

She is survived by daughters, Leila Markland & husband Doyle of Arcanum, Ohio, and Christine Peters and husband Michael of Ooltewah, Tennessee; son, Kevin M. Laird of Cincinnati, Ohio; daughter in law, Nancy Laird of Springfield, Illinois; 9 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; brother, Rev. Thomas Julien of Warsaw, Indiana; sister and brother in law, Beth & David Flora of Arcanum, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her first husband, Donald Laird in 1981; second husband, John Potts in 2003; son, Ross J. Laird; brothers, Edward and J.R. Julien; sisters, Annabel Gilbert and Rosalie Arnett.

Twila was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Arcanum, Ohio. She retired in 1979 as the Office Manager of Blevins Popcorn Company in Arcanum and then from Arcanum Hardware as the bookkeeper.

There will be a service held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Faith United Methodist Church, 101 East South Street, Arcanum, Ohio, with Pastor Dave Pettengill officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service 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 donor’s choice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Frances E. Williams (October 24, 2012)

Frances E. Williams, 86 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Wednesday October 24, 2012 at 6:30 PM at the Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. She was born March 8, 1926 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late Jeff & Grace Beam. She was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Husband: Judge Edward Williams; Sister: Mary Oliver; Nephew: Steve Oliver.

She is survived by her Son: George Williams of Versailles; Grandchildren: Ben Williams of Versailles, Jessica Baltes of Houston; Great Grandsons: Logan & Noah Baltes, Cole, Kane, & Eli Williams.

Services will be held on Saturday October 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio with Beverly Baltes officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

Carolyn J. Miller (October 24, 2012)

Carolyn J. Miller, age 77, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 8:55 PM at her residence. She was born on February 14, 1935 in Lucas, Ohio, to the late John & Margarette Berger.

Carolyn is survived by her husband Bruce Miller of Greenville, Ohio, whom she married on May 5, 1957; sons and daughter in law, Michael & Laura Miller of Alexandria, Ohio, and William Miller of Greenville; daughters, Kim Miller of Newark, Ohio, and Kristina McKinney of Jamestown, Ohio; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brother and sister in law, Richard & Fran Berger of Lucas, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by 4 brothers and 1 sister.

Carolyn was a graduating from Miami Valley Nurses School in 1956 working as a Registered Nurse in several states. She also worked at JC Penny in Greenville, Ohio, for 22 years and enjoyed painting and was an artist.

Family will receive friends starting at 2:00 PM at the church on Monday, October 29, 2012 at the First Assembly of God 7219 St. Rt. 118 North, Greenville, Ohio. A memorial service will be held immediately following the gathering on Monday with Bruce Miller conducting the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that in lieu of flowers please give a memorial contribution to State of the Heart Hospice or charity of your choice.

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

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Evelyn Kay Anthony (October 23, 2012)

Evelyn Kay Anthony, 72, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday afternoon, October 23, 2012 at her residence.

She was born March 18, 1940 in Rossburg, OH, daughter of the late Herman and Pauline (Houscher) Whittaker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Nevin Whittaker and Donald Whittaker; and a sister, Doris Anthony.

She is survived by her children, Robert E., Jr. (Pam) Anthony of New Madison, Eileen (Tony) Page of Waller, TX, Terry Anthony of Ansonia, Roger Anthony of Ansonia, Roxann (Drew) Meadows of Ansonia, Diane (Eddie) Rubio of Waller, TX, and Rodney Anthony of Ansonia; 17 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Martha Lumpkin of Union City, Marion Whittaker of Greenville, Marceil Hecht of Greenville, Ralph Whittaker of Arcanum, Darrel Whittaker of Versailles, Roger Whittaker of Arcanum, Nancy Jones of Rossburg, Jeannie Unger of Troy, and Robert Whittaker of Tipp City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 29, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with pastor Kyle Herrman officiating. Burial will follow in the Miami Memorial Park near Covington, OH.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

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

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Donna Marie (Baker) Hite (October 22, 2012)

Donna Marie (Baker) Hite, 77, of Greenville passed away peacefully on Monday, October 22, 2012 at Heartland of Greenville. Donna was born on January 19, 1935 in New Madison to the late Charles and Juanita (Baker) Eley.

Donna was a graduate of the Westmont High School graduating class in 1953. She enjoyed reading, working in her flower gardens and cooking. She was a member of the Ft. Jefferson United Methodist Church and enjoyed being involved in the women's ministry and helping with their mother/daughter banquets. Donna loved teaching Sunday School and she was a past board member of the Protestant Women of the Chapel. One of her most favorite things was being a grandma and spending time with her grandchildren.

Donna is survived by her husband of 33 years, Daniel Hite of Greenville; three daughters, Donna Joy and Glenn Hampson of Montgomery, Illinois, Deann and Gorden Owens of Maysville, Kentucky, and Darla Renee Smith of Greenville; two step daughters, Brenda Sue Hite of Pennsylvania and Alica Joan Hite of Pennsylvania; twelve grandchildren; two great grandchild; two brothers, Jack and Mary Baker of Indiana, and Richard and Shirley Baker of Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Braund Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Baker being asked to officiate. The family will receive guests from 12 - 2 PM prior to the funeral service. The family asks memorial contributions be made to the Darke County Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Braund Funeral Home.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Marie A. Neff (October 22, 2012)

Marie A. Neff, age 75 of Celina, Ohio and formerly of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 2:30 A.M. Monday October 22, 2012 at The Garden At Celina Nursing Home. Marie was born April 20, 1937 in Richmond, Indiana and the daughter of the late Lewis and Esther (Rhoades) Grote.

She was a homemaker and a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Moose Lodge Ladies Auxiliary, and Eagles Lodge Ladies Auxiliary all of Greenville. Marie was also an active volunteer with the Wayne Hospital Auxiliary and had been a member of the committee for Annie Oakley Days, serving as President.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harold H. Neff, May 11, 1999. Also by numerous brothers and sisters.

Marie is survived by her son and daughter in law Steven Alan and Ruth Ann Neff of Perrysburg; daughter Connie Sue Clark of Celina; grandchildren Emily (Shaun) Koester, Kyle (Danielle) Thwaits, and Kathryn Neff. Also great grandchildren Hannah Koester, Beau Koester and Danica Koester.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 A.M. Friday October 26, 2012 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor John Nunnally officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in the funeral home. The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will conduct a Lodge of Sorrow Service Thursday evening at 7:30 P.M. in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Greenville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary or Hospice of Darke/Mercer County.

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

Ralph L. Bemis (October 21, 2012)

Ralph L. Bemis, 93, of Bradenton, FL, and formerly of Union City area, passed away Sunday evening, October 21, 2012 at the Casa Mora Rehab and Extended Care in Bradenton, FL.

He was born February 19, 1919 in Union City, IN, son of the late E.C. and Melissa (Mangas) Bemis. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia M. (Martin) Bemis; 2nd wife, Edna Bemis; three sisters, Esther Anderson, Velma Cooper, and Reva Hummel; and three brothers, Kenny, Phil, and Lowell Bemis.

Ralph spent most of his life farming and trading livestock. After moving to Florida he ran a mowing service. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #143 of Greenville, OH for over 50 years.

He is survived by a son, Ronald (Dianne) Bemis of Chesterfield, MO; a sister, Betty Dotson of Union City, OH; and brothers, Gilbert Bemis of Union City, IN., and Don (Naomi) Bemis of Versailles; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, October 25, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 till 8 p.m. with the Masonic lodge holding a Masonic Memorial Service at 7:45 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be given to the Alzhiemer's Association.

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

Ralph "Whitey" Smith (October 18, 2012)

Ralph "Whitey" Smith, 82, of New Madison went to be with the Lord on October 18, 2012 at Reid Hospital in Richmond. Ralph was born on August 13, 1930 to the late Robert and Margaret (Booher) Smith.

Ralph retired from Sheller Globe after 25 years of service. He was a member of the Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren and attended the New Madison United Methodist Church. He recently worked as an attendant at the New Madison Laundry Mat. Ralph enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Reds play baseball, drinking coffee with friends at Firpo's, listening to Bluegrass music and most of all having dinner and spending time with the kids and grandkids. He served his nation honorably in the United States Navy.

In addition to his parents, Ralph is preceded in death by a brother, Gilbert Smith and sisters Grace Hahn and Jean Barker.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Margaret (Rodgers) Smith; sons, Scott and wife JoBeth Smith of Shepard, MI and Kris and wife Rebecca Smith of Shamong, NY; daughter, Teresa and husband Steve Clark of Greenville; grandchildren, Megan Riff, Katie and husband Bryan Garvin, Drew Meythaler, Chloe Smith, Bryant Smith, Tracy and wife Amy Burns, Heidi and husband Josh Brinley and Shannon and wife Brittany Clark; great grandchildren, Brennan Riff, Annabelle Garvin, Christopher and Caleb Brinley, Island and Navy Clark and Samantha and Claire Burns; and a sister Elsie Smith of Lynn Indiana,

Friends may visit on Monday, October 22, 2012 from 5 - 8 PM at Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 10 AM also at the funeral home with Pastor Carol Duffield being asked to officiate. Military services will be held at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Cemetery in Boston Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, family request memorial contributions be made to the United Methodist Church, New Madison, Ohio.

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

Friday, October 19, 2012

Sandra M. Cwik (October 13, 2012)

Sandra M. Cwik age 70, passed away at 8:15 P.M. on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at her daughter’s residence in Hampstead, North Carolina. Sandra was born March 31, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Peter & Peggy Cwik.

Sandra is survived by her daughters & sons-in-law, Brenda & H.B. Hole of Versailles, Ohio, Krista Lunetto & Bryant McKleny of San Diego, California and Melissa & Peter Boby of Hampstead, North Carolina; grandchildren, Robert Hole, Benjamin Hole, Amanda Lunetto, Daniel Boby and Tyler Boby; brother & sister-in-law, Michael & Alexandria Cwik of Green Lake, Wisconsin; sister, Pamela McKay of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Sandra is also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Robert McKay.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles, Ohio with Pastor Dennis Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles, Ohio. The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675 or Wayne Industries 5844 Jaysville-St. John Road Greenville, Ohio 45331. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com or www.merkleymitchell.com

Ronald James Ord (October 17, 2012)

Ronald James Ord, age 61, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 10:35 PM at his residence. He was born on May 6, 1951 in Pennsylvania to the late George D. & Marjorie D. (Cronin) Ord.

He is survived by his wife Deidre (Suitts) Ord of Greenville; sons and daughters in law, Brad & Krystal Ord of Eaton, Ohio, Brian & Courtney Ord of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Justin & Cathy Ord of Greenville; daughter and son in law, Jamie & Chad Beisner of Grand Rapids, Michigan; step son, Cameron Parker Lucy of Greenville, step daughter, Victoria Elyse Lucy of Greenville; 8 grandchildren; brothers and sisters in law, Dennis & Ellen Ord of Greenville and George & Norine Ord of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister and brother in law, Carolyn & Richard Kinney of Wauseon, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife, Melodie Jo Ord.

Ron worked as a salesman for Service Beauty Supply for 35 years and was a business owner before retiring. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and former member of the Elks, Knights of Columbus and enjoyed golfing.

There will be a private graveside service held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. There will be no public visitation. 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 Heartland Hospice. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Nancy L. Wilson (October 18, 2012)

Nancy L. Wilson, 69, of Union City, Ohio, passed away early Thursday morning, October 18, 2012 at the Union City Care Center.

She was born November 15, 1942 in Dayton, OH, daughter of the late Delbert and Ruth Elizabeth (Davis) Humphrey. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ben R. Wilson on December 31, 2000; and three brothers, Keith, Roger, and Delbert Humphrey.

Nancy is survived by her children, Joy (Darrell) Centers of Dayton, Mary (Troy) Peterson of Dayton, Creedie (Shawn) McGuire of Union City, OH, and Kendra (Chris) Ernst of Dayton; 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two sisters, Beth Addis of Kettering, and Patricia Addis of Orlando, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 24, at the Dayton National Cemetery, 4100 W. Third St., Dayton, OH.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. till 12 p.m. Wednesday at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, 1000 N. Broadway St., Greenville, OH.

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

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Rosalie Ann “Rosie” Hahn (October 17, 2012)

Rosalie Ann “Rosie” Hahn age 83, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 5:30 P.M. on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Versailles Health Care Center in Versailles. Rosie was born November 7, 1929 in Ansonia, Ohio to the late John Henry & Luella May (Niswonger) Wilson.

Rosie is survived by her daughters & son-in-law, Linda & Jerry Barhorst of Versailles and Vicki Hahn of Huber Heights; son & daughter-in-law, William & Connie Hahn of Dayton; 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 2 expected great grandchildren; and sisters, Doris Jean Milthaler of Tipp City and Dorothy Ellen Rambo of Vandalia.

In addition to her parents, Rosie is also preceded in death by her husband, John Robert “Bob” Hahn on July 21, 2012 whom she married July 19, 1947; and an infant daughter, Cheryl Hahn.

Rosie retired from Huber Heights Schools where she was a bus driver. Rosie was a member of the Greenville Eagles Ladies Auxiliary; former President of Huber Heights Eagles Ladies Auxiliary; former District Officer of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary; former Brownie, Girl Scout and Cub Scout Leader and a former youth bowling coach. Rosie will be remembered for her sweet smile and kind spirit.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in New Carlisle. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pascal Smith (October 17, 2012)

Pascal Smith, 93 a resident of Rest haven Nursing Home since 2009 passed away on Wednesday October 17, 2012 at 3:15 AM at Rest Haven. He was born December 3, 1918 in Pineville, Kentucky, the son of the late Luther & Laura (Sizemore) Smith. He retired from Conrail Railroad and also worked as a coal miner in Harlan, Kentucky.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife: Marie Smith; Son & daughter in law: Bill & Sharon Smith; daughter & son in law: Doris & Larry Crumrine; & numerous brothers & sisters.

He is survived by his grandchildren: Larry Crumrine Jr. & Lisa J. Crumrine of Greenville, Caron of Florida, & Laura; Special friend: Gloria Hodge; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday October 20, 2012 at 3:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Lowell Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 3:00 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

Albert B. Hartzell (October 16, 2012)

Albert B. Hartzell, age 77 of Ansonia, Ohio passed away at 5:56 P.M. Tuesday October 16, 2012 at his residence. He was born July 15, 1935 in Darke County, Ohio and the son of the late William Henry and Isabell (Abernathy) Hartzell.

Albert was retired as a mechanic from Schultz Motors of Greenville and prior to that had been employed at the former Harter Shell Station also of Greenville. He was a member of the Ansonia American Legion and was an avid mechanic his entire life.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Donald LeRoy Hartzell, Charles Raymond Hartzell, Robert Eugene Hartzell and James Ray Hartzell. Also by a sister Nancy Carol Lucas.

Albert is survived by his significant other Theresa (Monnin) Hartzell of Greenville. Also by his children Alan B. & Lisa Hartzell of Arcanum and Debra Marie & Greg Pollic of Rossburg. Step children Carl Guillozet of London, Ohio, Dan & Jeannie Guillozet of Greenville, Mike & Carrie Guillozet of Ansonia, Ron & Michelle Guillozet of Greenville and Sheila Miller of Greenville. There are numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. His brothers John Wesley Hartzell of New Harrison, William Russel Hartzell and Steven Arthur Hartzell both of Greenville. Sisters Mary Louise Addis and Deloris Jane Thobe both of Greenville. Also numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday October 23, 2012 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Mitchel Pollic officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 until 8 P.M. in the funeral home.

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

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

Ruthanna Virginia Butts (October 15, 2012)

Ruthanna Virginia Butts, 91, of New Madison passed away on October 15, 2012 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville. Ruthanna was born on November 10, 1920 in New Madison, Ohio to the late John B. and Marie (Eley) Falknor.

Ruthanna was a beautician and owned and operated two beauty salons during her life.
She had also worked as a beautician at the Brethren Retirement Community. Previously, Ruthanna worked as a cook in the cafeteria of the New Madison School.

She was an active member of New Madison United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, Ruthanna is preceded in death by her sister, Helen Hodgin; son in law, Kenny Farmer; and a sister in law, Ruth Falknor.

Ruthanna is survived by two sons, James and Shari Butts of Sidney, Ohio and Philip and Donna Butts of Cape Coral, Florida; two daughters, Sheila and Walter Ketring of New Madison, and Gail Farmer of New Madison; nine grandchildren, Brian and Jan Ketring of New Madison, Matt and Bev Ketring of New Madison, Devin and Kirsten Ketring of Arcanum, CJ Butts of Korea, Cary Butts of Greenville, Marie Butts and Katie Butts both of Sidney, Michelle and Tim Shahan of New Madison, Chris Haddock of Boston, Massachusetts; two brothers, John Falknor, Jr. of New Madison and James Falknor of New Madison; twelve great grandchildren; and three great, great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Braund Funeral Home in New Madison with Pastor Carol Duffield being asked to officiate. The family will receive guests prior to the funeral service from 12:30 – 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to New Madison United Methodist Church or State of the Heart Hospice with donations being accepted at the funeral home.

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

Fred L. Van Kirk (October 16, 2012)

Fred L. Van Kirk age 86, of Arcanum, Ohio passed away at 4:45 A.M. on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Fred was born September 13, 1926 in Ludlow Falls, Ohio to the late Mark & Emma (Patterson) Van Kirk.

Fred is survived by his wife, Barbara (Murphy) Van Kirk whom he married March 21, 1984; children, Bill & Beth Van Kirk of Kansas City, Jill Van Kirk of Tucson, Arizona and Timothy & Jaye Van Kirk of San Diego, California; step children, Kathleen Ellis of Kansas City, Missouri, Michael McLaughlin of Ogden, Utah and Matthew & Geralyn McLaughlin of Cincinnati; and grandchildren, Max Van Kirk, Jack Van Kirk, Kelley Ellis, Shannon Ellis, Thomas McLaughlin and Maria McLaughlin.

In addition to his parents, Fred is also preceded in death by his brothers, Everett, Ora, Rollin and Melvin Van Kirk; and a sister, Alice Rhoton.

Fred was a graduate of West Milton High School with the Class of 1944. Fred served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and received a Purple Heart Medal. Fred was a farmer and retired from Chrysler Air Temp in Dayton. He lived on his farm near Arcanum for nearly 50 years.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Darke County Disabled American Veteran’s. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Julie A. Hiatt (October 15, 2012)

Julie A. Hiatt, age 81, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 3:05 PM at the Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. She was born on February 17, 1931 in Versailles, Ohio, to the late Raymond “Frenchy” & Zita (Dapore) Magoto.

She is survived by her daughters and son in law, Susan & Chris Berg and Dianne Hiatt; sons, Timothy Hiatt and Christopher Hiatt; grandchildren, Cody, Cole, Taylor, and Jesse; brothers and sisters in law, Tom & Norma Magoto, David Magoto, and Frank & Judy Magoto; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Julie was a homemaker and was a member of the St. Denis Catholic Church.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Michael Hiatt; sister, Alice (Magoto) Swisher; and brother, Richard Magoto.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. David Vincent celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, October 19, 2012 from 5-7 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions can be given to the Darke County Humane Society. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mrs. A. Irene Light (October 10, 2012)

Mrs. A. Irene Light, age 89, of Granger, Indiana, and formerly of Darke County, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 3:40 PM at her residence. She was born on September 25, 1923 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Roy L. & Ruth (Byers) Landis.

Irene is survived by her daughter, Gayle (Light) Rader of Granger, Indiana; son and daughter in law, Ronnie & Janet (Ashton) Light of New Bern, North Carolina; grandchildren, David Rader, Kimberly (Rader) Perry, Melissa Rader, Brooke Rader, and John Rush Light; great grandchildren, Zephir, Colton, and Eva Marie Perry; Brother, LeRoy Landis of Greenville, Ohio; sister, Charlotte (Landis) Gessler and husband Glenn of Statesville, North Carolina; sister in law, Jane Landis of Greenville; nieces and nephews, John (April) Landis, Phillip (Mary) Landis, Julie Gessler, Walter (Heather) Gessler, Linda (James) Matte, Patty (Jerry) Latham, Jim (Sharon) Deeter and Janice (Howard) Hershberger; great and great great nieces and nephews, Kelly, Lukes, Brandon, Tia, Luke, Josie, Laura Mae, Michael, Michelle, Christopher, Jane, Gretchen, and Curtis; cousins, Nova (Reck) Stickley and Louise (Reck) & Herb Sease; and her wonderful “Greenville Adopted” son and daughter Bruce and Linda Stoltz.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, John Rush Light, whom she married on December 10, 1941 by Rev. Frank Thomas; son, Robert “Bob” Light; brothers and sister in law, Clyde & Carol Landis and Wayne Landis.

Irene worked as a Secretary for the Greenville City Schools in the Superintendent’s Office. She was a member of the Clay United Methodist Church in South Bend, Indiana and the Greenville Secretary Association. She loved gardening, cooking, spending time with her children and grandchildren, and was a sports enthusiast. Irene is remembered by her family and friends as one of the sweetest, kindest, most loving souls, and was admired for her cheerful upbeat attitudes in spite of many painful and heart breaking episodes that she experienced throughout her lifetime.

There will be a service held on Friday, October, 19, 2012 at 3:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Don Bachman officiating. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, Ohio. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Close family and friends are welcome at St. John Lutheran Church for fellowship immediately following the services.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Center for Hospice Care in Granger, Indiana. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Rebecca Trissel (October 13, 2012)

Rebecca Trissel age 62, of Englewood, Ohio passed away at 6:30 P.M. on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Hospice of Dayton. Rebecca was born May 27, 1950 in Greenville, Ohio to the late James L. & Mary M. (Richardson) Trissel.

Rebecca is survived by her brothers & sisters-in-law, James L. Jr. & Candace Trissel of Worthington, Ohio and Scott & Sharon Trissel of Greenville, Ohio; niece, Shelley & Brian Walthorn of Conklin, Michigan; nephews, Shawn Trissel & Jodi Byers of Greenville, Ohio, Stacy & Dara Trissel of Versailles and Joshua & Cece Trissel of Worthington, Ohio; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens in Darke County. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue Dayton, Ohio 45420. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Kalla Lilly Kaffenberger (October 9, 2012)

Kalla Lilly Kaffenberger, infant daughter of Jeffrey and Daniele (Trobridge) Kaffenberger of Union City, OH, was stillborn Tuesday afternoon, October 9, 2012 at Wayne Healthcare in Greenville.

In addition to her parents she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Chris and Gina Trobridge; maternal great grandparents, Bob and Marilyn Graham, and Judy and Bob Briner; paternal grandparents, Dawn and Ronald Kaffenberger; paternal great grandparents, Rita and Ronald Young.

Kalla was preceded in death by her maternal great grandfather, Max Trobridge, and paternal great grandparents, Robert Kaffenberger, Sr., and Mary and Irving Yinger.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, October12, at the Greenville Cemetery Babyland with Pastor George Hughes officiating.

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

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

Helen Meredith (Frazier) Magoteaux (October 9, 2012)

Helen Meredith (Frazier) Magoteaux, 72 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Tuesday October 9, 2012 at 6:35 PM. She was born November 29, 1939 in St. Louis, MO the daughter of the late Troyce & Maxine Frazier.

She retired as a Postal Clerk in Dallas, Texas. She was a member of Bible Fellowship Church, Greenville, Ohio; Town Square Quilt Club, Greenville, Ohio; Church of the Nazarene Sewing Group, Greenville, Ohio.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Husband: Jim Magoteaux whom she married February 14, 1977.

She is survived by her daughter: Cyndy Bowers & Fiancé Ed Konrady of Texas; Grandchildren: Curtis Roush of Ohio, John Bowers of Texas, Ron Bowers Jr. & Amanda of Ohio, Brent Konrady & Kate Konrady of Texas; Great Grandchildren: Ronnie Bowers III, Lance Bowers, Lacey Bowers, Lucas Bowers all of Ohio; Brothers & Sisters: Susan Welch of Texas, Rebecca Andreottolla of Texas, Ray Frazier & Jerree Frazier of Texas, John Frazier of Texas; Brothers in law & Sisters in Law: Evelyn Heindl, Pat & Marion Johnson, John & Susan Magoteaux, Ron & Carol Magoteaux all of Ohio, Jane & Ted Drzyzga, of Conn.; her best friend: Sondra Shepherd of Ohio; numerous nieces & nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday October 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Bible Fellowship Church 7757 Greenville Celina Road, Greenville, Ohio. As an expression of sympathy memorial contributions may be made to Missions Support at Bible Fellowship Church. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

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


Betty Louise Silcott (October 10, 2012)

Betty Louise Silcott age 88, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 4:50 A.M. on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Betty was born April 19, 1924 in Darke County to the late Lewis Scott & Mary Lucille (Wilson) Fitzgerald.

Betty is survived by her son, James “Jim” Doss & special friend, Shirley Allread of Greenville; daughters & sons-in-law, Karen & Douglas Lowder of Greenville and Sharon & Ray Wintrow of Greenville; 12 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren; brothers & sisters-in-law, Donald & Judy Fitzgerald of Greenville and Robert & Maxine Fitzgerald of Greenville; sisters & brother-in-law, Norma Baker of Greenville and Marthalie & Vern Tracey of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Betty is also preceded in death by a husband, Earnest Silcott on August 17, 2000; daughter, Pam Marshall; son, Robert Lee Doss Jr.; brother, Charles Fitzgerald; and sisters, Joan Messmore and Mary Lou Newbauer.

Betty cooked at the Darke County Home for 25 years and was also a homemaker. Betty was a charter member of the Darke County Singles Club; member of the Greenville Moose; Greenville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary; Greenville V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary; Greenville Eagles; Senior Citizens Card Club; and Public Employees Retired Seniors.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund or State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Monday, October 8, 2012

John H. Beasley (October 8, 2012)

John H. Beasley, 92, of Greenville, and formerly of Ansonia, passed away Monday morning, October 8, 2012 at Oakley House in Greenville.

He was born September 5, 1920 in Dayton, OH, son of the late Vernon and Emma G. (Hoffman) Beasley. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Onda M. Beasley on July 1, 2009; and 2 brothers and 4 sisters.

John was a lifelong farmer in the Ansonia area. He was a charter member of the Darke County Steam Threshers having been a member for over 50 years. He was an avid auction goer and was known by the alias "J.B." on Market Time.

He is survived by his children, Dan (Ruth) Beasley of Rossburg, Dennis (Carol) Beasley of Greenville, and Donna (Jim) Maxfield of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Danny (Lin) Beasley, Lisa (Travis) Brown and Kara Maxfield; great grandchildren, Holly, Lucy, Amber, Garrett and Emma; a great great grandchildren, Adian and Ava.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 12 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Chaplain Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Arlington Cemetery near Brookville, OH.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

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

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Robert E. Anthony, Sr. (October 5, 2012)

Robert E. Anthony, Sr., 74, of Greenville, passed away Friday evening, October 5, 2012 at the Village Green Healthcare Center in Greenville.

He was born February 1, 1938 in Union City, Ohio, son of the late Lois Butts and raised by, Ray and Anna Anthony. In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, J. Harold Anthony, Irene Magoteaux, Helen Crawford, Thelma Goodpaster, Lloyd Anthony, and Dale Anthony.

Bob had driven truck most of his life.

He is survived by his children, Robert E., Jr. (Pam) Anthony of New Madison, Eileen (Tony) Page of Waller, TX, Terry Anthony of Ansonia, Roger Anthony of Ansonia, Roxann (Drew) Meadows of Ansonia, Diane (Eddie) Rubio of Waller, TX, and Rodney Anthony of Ansonia; 17 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Darlene (Bernie) Baker of Glen Falls, NY, Linda Rush of Greenville, Carl (Debbie) Butts of Huntington, IN, Edith Hawkins of Greenville, Lester "Bud" Anthony of Fitzgerald, GA, Roma Stump of FL, Bill Anthony of Sidney, and Wilma Reck of Rocky River, OH; and a special friend and mother of his children, Evelyn K. Anthony of Greenville.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 11, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 5-8 p.m.

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

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Patricia A. Nickson (October 3, 2012)

Patricia A. Nickson, 65, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday morning, October 3, 2012 at Heartland of Greenville.

Private services will be held at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Ron Isom officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.

There will be no public visitation.

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

John Edward “Jack” DeLaet (October 2, 2012)

John Edward “Jack” DeLaet, age 79, of Bradenton, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 10:40 PM at his son’s residence in Larchmont, New York. Jack was a native of Versailles, Ohio, and was born on April 12, 1933 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Edward & Leona (Pleiman) Delaet.

He is survived by his wife Sandra (Snow) DeLaet of Bradenton, Florida, whom he married on September 3, 1966; children, Cynthia & Nick Eilerman of Versailles, Ohio, Debra DeLaet & Todd Knoop of Iowa City, Iowa, Dr. David & Rebecca DeLaet of Larchmont, New York, and Edward DeLaet of Los Angeles, California; grandchildren, Kyle, Ben, and Emily Eilerman, Edie and Daphne DeLaet Knoop, Jack and Allison DeLaet; and great grandchildren, Claire, Olivia and Alexander Eilerman.

Jack was a CPA and partner in McCrate, DeLaet and Company, retiring in 1993. Jack is a member of St. Denis Catholic Church. He was a graduate of Versailles High School and Miami University, later serving in the United States Army. He was a board member of the Versailles Savings and Loan, past president of the Lions Club in Versailles, past president of the Optimist Club in Sidney, past member of the Versailles Library Board, and past member of the Versailles Swimming Pool Board. Jack enjoyed all sports, including handball and tennis. He was the handball champion in Miami County for many years. He also enjoyed fishing with friends and most of all spending time with his family.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. David Vincent celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 2-6 PM and Monday from 9-10 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be made to the National Parkinson’s Disease Foundation or the Versailles Library. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tyler J. Kuhn (October 2, 2012)

Tyler J. Kuhn, 19 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Tuesday October 2, 2012 at 7:16 AM. He was born April 22, 1993 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Tim & Barb (Bauman) Kuhn of Greenville, Ohio. He was a graduate of Greenville High School where he was in the engineering program and played baseball, he was studying Aviation Engineering at Sinclair Community College, he worked at Taco Bell. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Greenville where he was active in the youth group.

He is survived by his parents; brother: Tony Kuhn & Amanda Mcdorman of Greenville; sister: Brittany Kuhn of Greenville; grandparents: Ann & Larry Kuhn of New Bremen, Ohio, Jeanne Bauman of Defiance, Ohio; aunts & uncles: Jamie & Sheila Kuhn of New Bremen, Ohio, Doug & Lori Harrow of Defiance, Ohio, Jeff & Daphne Bauman of Defiance, Ohio; numerous cousins.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather: Larry Bauman; great grandparents: Joe & Mary Grace Kuhn.

Services will be held on Saturday October 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church, 114 East Fourth Street, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Chris Benek & Nicki Gilmore officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville, Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday October 5, 2012 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church Youth Fund or Greenville High School Baseball.

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

Robert C. Idle (September 30, 2012)

Robert C. Idle, 88, of Greenville, formerly of New Weston, Ohio passed away Sunday, September 30, 2012 at VA Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.

He was born September 24, 1924 in Covington,Ohio, son of the late Thomas V. and Edna G. (Hoblet) Idle. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda L. (Brewer) Idle; sons, Robert Idle, William Idle,Dwight David Idle; sisters, Hazel Kelly,Irene Feight; brothers, Raymond G. Idle,William V. ("Bud") Idle; grandchildren, Rob Idle, Ben Winger, Josh Rammel and Joey Rammel.

Robert was a veteran of the Army having served during WWII. He was a trucker for 23 years. He served on the Sheriff's POSSE in Marion Indiana in 1965, and was a dedicated harmonica player.

He is survived by his daughters; Cheryl A. Ruse, Phyllis Poling, Diana L. Idle, Mindy K. Rammel, Marilyn J. (Ray) Darner, Schanda R. (Richie) Black, Wanda F. Hicks; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter; extended family, Misti Crowell, Dalton Draper and Rhonda Black; and several nieces and nephews.

Services with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 6 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Miami Memorial Park, near Covington, Ohio.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The family request memorial contributions be given to help defray funeral expenses.

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

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Raymond E. Freshour (October 1, 2012)

Raymond E. Freshour, 93, of Greenville, passed away Monday, October 1, 2012 at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville Ohio.

He was born August 6, 1919 in New Cumberland, West Virginia, son of the late Roy Minor and Arzona Belle (Tingler) Freshour. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Stacey Freshour.

Raymond was a self employed carpenter. a Sergeant for the Butler County Sheriff Department. He was a member of the first Mounted Patrol for Butler County. Raymond was Chief of Police for Monroe where he developed their first K-9 Unit. He also work as a maintenance manager at Pirate Land in Mytle Beach, SC. He was a good dad and grandpa. He loved to do woodworking,traveling and walking on the beach.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Ella Mae (Robb) Freshour; his children, Joyce (Carl) Jones, Bonnie (Reese) Williams, Faith (Dennis) Miller, Roy (Debbie) Freshour, Amy (Phillip) Wollebeck; 14 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren a sister, Dorothy Sroufe.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 4, at the Oliver-Floyd funeral home with Chaplin Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery.

The family receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.. The family request memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Hospice and Brethren Retirement Community.

Condolences may be left for the family at oliverfloyd.com

Eric W. Lynn (September 29, 2012)

Eric W. Lynn, 50, of Greenville, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at his residence. Eric was born on August 14, 1962 to the late Sherwood and Delores (Dillon) Lynn.

Eric was a 1982 graduate of Milton Union High School. He loved being in nature and fishing. His greatest love was his family and granddaughter, Brooklyn.

Eric is survived by his wife, Loretta Lynn Osborn; a daughter, Amber Lee Osborn and husband Lucky; a granddaughter, Brooklyn Osborn; two brothers, John Lynn and Scott Lynn; two sisters, Sylvia Martin and Cindy Mabry; a mother in law, Norma Baker and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 6:00 PM at his residence, 54 Nottingham Way, Greenville, Ohio with Arnold Wynn being asked to officiate.

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

James C. “Jim” Paulus (September 29, 2012)

James C. “Jim” Paulus, age 77, of Celina, Ohio, passed away at 6:40 A.M. on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, Ohio. Jim was born November 17, l934, to the late Francis & Tillie (Wissman) Paulus.

Jim is survived by his wife, Marge (Muhlenkamp) Paulus of Celina whom he married April 22, 1961. His children: Michelle & Victor Ten Brink of Bowling Green, Ohio; Kent & Jill Paulus of Versailles; Eric & Carmen Paulus of Versailles, Sarah & Cliff Poeppelman of Osgood; and Matt Paulus & Stuart Thompson of Benton, Kentucky. Grandchildren: Michael (Julia) Paulus; Kevin (fiancée Nicole) Paulus; Victor Ten Brink; Eric Ten Brink; Jacob, Luke, and Mitchell Paulus; and Edward and Ethan Poeppelman. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Jerry & Rose Mary Paulus of Versailles.

In addition to his parents, Jim was also preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Ann Paulus.

Jim was a business owner of the Versailles Furniture Mart in Versailles and the American Shoppe in Celina. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina and was a member of the Moose and Eagles also in Celina. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was an avid Notre Dame fan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, October 3, 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 Tuesday, October 2, 2012, from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to Parkinson’s Research.

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


Monday, October 1, 2012

Mark M. Randall (September 29, 2012)

Mark M. Randall, age 53, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 6:45 A.M. on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at Village Green Healthcare Center, Greenville. Mark was born August 30, 1959, in Dayton, Ohio, son of Dorothy (Ponder) Randall of Greenville and the late Glen Randall.

In addition to his mother, Mark is survived by his sister, Shirley Thompson of Greenville, as well as his fiancée, Tina Freeman of Ontario, Canada.

Mark worked in law enforcement in Dayton for 15 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church and loved cats, football and motorcycle races.

In addition to his father he is preceded in death by his brother in law, Ron Thompson.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Noon on Friday, October 5, 2012, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 W. Third Street, Greenville, with Rev. Father John R.White celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Church Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 A.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenville VFW or to Dayton Childrens Hospital.

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

Annabel M. Enicks (September 29, 2012)

Annabel M. Enicks, age 88, of Greenville, Ohio, passed on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 3:39 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on July 21, 1924 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Walter & Clara (McKibben) Davenport.

She is survived by her children, Gerald “Jerry” & Diana Enicks of Greenville, Judith & Gary Voke of Greenville, and Ronald Enicks of Celina, Ohio; grandchildren, Barbara (Eugene) Shuret, Lonnie (Susan) Voke, Brenda (Jeff) Hines, Tamy (Vince) Metzcar, Darrin (Heather) Voke, Desi Hardwick, Becky (Michael) Smith, Wade (Linda) Enicks, Tabitha Enicks, and Tiffany Enicks; 22 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren; sister, Dorotha Eliker of Greenville; sisters in law, Dorothy Heiser of Greenville and Emma Enicks of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Enicks whom she married on October 19, 1942; and sister, Helen Davenport.

Annabel was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church and Greenville Area Dog Club. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting.

There will be a service held on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Joe Payne officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 4-7 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice or Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund.

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