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Friday, August 30, 2013

Peggy L. Burns (August 29, 2013)

Peggy L. Burns, 74, of Union City, OH, passed away early Thursday morning, August 29, 2013 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.

She was born January 14, 1939, in Clinton County, OH, the daughter of the late Herschel and Mary (Durbin) Garrison. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Burns; a son, Wayne; brothers, Herbert, Roger, Gary, Billy, and Larry; and a sister, Linda.

Peggy had worked for several years at Union Christel Manor in Union City, OH.

She is survived by her children, Cynthia Burns, of Greenville, Thomas A. Burns of Union City, OH, Christina (Willie) Powell of Versailles, OH, Kimberly (Charles) Markle of Portland, IN, and Kenny (Becky) Rogers of Union City, OH; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; her twin sister, Patricia Garrison of Ft. Recovery, OH; brothers, Richard Garrison of Wilmington, OH, and Jack (Rita) Garrison of Clarksville, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 3, from 5-7 p.m. at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, 1000 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH. The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331.

A private service with burial in Snell Cemetery near Union City will take place at a later date.

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

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Loretta May Riddle (August 28, 2013)

Loretta May Riddle, 87, of Greenville, Ohio passed away peacefully late Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at her home with her family at her side.

She was born July 12, 1926 in Versailles, Ohio, daughter of the late Joseph J. and Elisabeth (Mattieu) Barton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna Riddle; son David Riddle brothers, Cletus F., Bernard J., Lester, Wilmer J. Barton; sisters, Lucille C. Catherine Dapore and Marie Francis.

Loretta was a devoted mother, and hard worker. She supported her children by working multiple jobs at a time while keeping her strong Catholic faith and values in our family home. She ran a daycare and did laundries. She was employed at Replicap, Maidrite in Greenville, and Westinghouse in Union City, Indiana . She was a life long member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church, member of the Rosary Alter Society and the Eagles in Greenville. As per her wishes we are keeping this short and sweet, just like her. As she always said, Love one another and share a good Laugh.

She is survived by her children, Daniel (Kathleen) Riddle of Greenville, Dennis Riddle of Greenville, Rebecca (Paul Graves) of Wenatchee, Washington; grandchildren, Robert Erisman, Lisa (Travis) Nelson, Jason and Daniel Riddle, John Riddle, Mathew Riddle, Angela (Mark) Wellbanks; great grandchildren, Tyler, Allias and Kailyn Nelson, Tyler Fritz, Evan and Luke Wellbanks; brother, Joe (Eloise) Barton of Greenville; sister, Margaret Wenning of Coldwater, OH; brother-in-law, Carl Francis. She is also survived by multiple nieces and nephews. Her "special" niece Janet Francis was a "third daughter".

Mass of Christain Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville with Fr. John White celebrating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio, Monday, September 2, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. The family request that the memorial contributions be given to St. Mary's Catholic Church.

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

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Deborah Lou Shafer (August 27, 2013)

Deborah Lou Shafer 66, of Greenville, Ohio passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Heatland of Greeenville.

She was born September 24, 1946 in Greenville, Ohio, daughter of Treva (Schlamb) Shafer and the late D. R. Shafer.

Deborah had graduated from Greenville High School in 1964. She was an artist and graduated from the Art Institute of Dayton in 1968. She also belong to the Humane Society.

She is survived by her mother Treva Shafer of Greenville; sister Janice (Steve) Gibbons of Greenville; nephews, Matt (Teresa) Gibbons of Gettysburg, Brad (Julie) Gibbons of Versailles; 6 great nieces, Jena, Katie, Emma, Allyson, Madison and Taylor; and her beloved dogs.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at Greenville Union Cemetery.

The family request that the memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio

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

Monday, August 26, 2013

Naomi Ruth Sharp (August 14, 2013)

Naomi Ruth Sharp, 75, of Greenville, Ohio passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Hospice of Dayton.

She was born January 5, 1938 in Irvine, KY, daughter of the late William Oral and Alice (Van Cleave) Drew. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Adrian J. Sharp and a brother Walter Duane Drew.

Naomi was a home healthcare giver.

She is survived by her children, Donald (Lori) Brown of Lewisburg, OH, Arless (Vicki) Ritchie, Houston TX, Jennifer (Darvin) Lightner of Greenville, Oh, and Bruce (Dawn) Ritchie of Hunker, PA; 9 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sister, Alice Oraliene (Richard) Kosier of Fairborn, OH; brothers, Doral Dean (Nadine) Drew of Springboro, OH ,and Dale Edward (Betty) Drew of Hanover, IN.

Memorial services will be held at 2 PM Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio.

The family will receive friends from 12 PM to 2 PM at the funeral home.

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

Barbara J. Brown (August 23, 2013)

Barbara J. Brown, 84, of New Paris, passed away peacefully on August 23, 2013 at Rosebud Village in Richmond, Indiana. Barbara was born in Racine, Wisconsin on June 23, 1929 to the late Norman and Della (Nichols) Brown.

Barbara was a 1947 graduate of Richmond High School and a 1951 graduate of Earlham College. She studied in institutes in Europe and Latin America, as well as Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Barbara worked in Washington, D.C and in other countries worldwide, including Vietnam, and later retired from the US Government. She was a member of the Central United Methodist Church in Richmond, Indiana.

In addition to her parents, Barbara is preceded in death by her brother, Donald A. Brown.

Barbara is survived by a brother, Edward G. Brown; one niece; six nephews; sixteen great-nieces and nephews; five great, great-nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Springlawn Cemetery in New Paris, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be sent to family at www.braundpope.com. Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral home in New Madison.

Deborah Lynn Weaver (August 23, 2013)

Deborah Lynn Weaver, 62, of Greenville, passed away peacefully on August 23, 2013 at her home. Deborah was born in Dayton, Ohio on March 2, 1951 to Mary Haworth of Brookville, Ohio and the late George Brown, Sr.

Deborah was a 1969 graduate of Brookville High School. She had worked in Brookville at Building Blocks Preschool. Deborah loved to mushroom hunt, go fishing and spend time with her family and grandchildren.

In addition to her father, George Brown, Sr., Deborah is preceded in death by step-father, Merlin Haworth; and a brother, Richard Brown.

Deborah is survived by her husband, Frank Weaver of Greenville; a son and daughter in law, Brandon and Michelle Weaver of Arcanum; a daughter and her fiance, Megan Weaver and Karl Fasick of Greenville; three grandchildren, Blake and Morgan Weaver and Gracie Fasick; two brothers and sisters in law, George and Melinda Brown of Dayton, John and Kelly Brown of Naples, Florida.

A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 8:00 PM at Braund Pope Funeral Home, New Madison, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until time of services. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital with donations being accepted at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to family at www.braundpope.com. Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral home in New Madison.

Pequignot, James “Jim” Leonard (August 23, 2013)

Pequignot, James “Jim” Leonard, died Friday, August 23, 2013, two weeks after his 85th birthday, and nearly 29 years after beating his first cancer diagnosis. Born in Versailles OH in Darke County to Leonard and Marie Pequignot, Jim graduated from Versailles High School after being expelled from Greenville High during his senior year for “knowing more than the teacher”, or so the legend goes.

Jim is survived by Edie, who, with compassion and grace, stood by his side and assisted him his last several months. He is also survived by three sons, Steve, m. Lynne, and granddaughter, Isabelle who, with her grandfather’s blessing, will miss his funeral to begin her freshman year at Mount Holyoke College with him watching proudly from above; Don, m. Livia; Glenn and grandson Jonathan; daughter, Janel; grandson Brian Dean; three great grandsons; brother Gene, m. Dee; and nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, sisters Jo Ann and Marilyn, and brother Joe.

Jim retired from the Air Force after serving 22 honorable years in places including San Antonio, Chanute, Klamath Falls, England, Taiwan, Japan, and TDY in Vietnam and the Phillipines. After retirement, Jim went on to a technology career. For many years he was active with Kettering Rotarians. He enjoyed reading, US, world and military history, bowling, ceramics and art, and, to the chagrin of his children, Rush Limbaugh and country music.

The family wishes to express great appreciation to Christina McKinley, his dedicated caregiver the past months. Visitation at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, August 28, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, 1499 N. Broadway, Greenville OH, followed by funeral service at 2:30. Burial to follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Honor Flight, dedicated to transporting our nation’s military heroes to visit their memorials in DC, or the Cancer Association of Darke County. A Full Military Service will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

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

Roy Francis Henry (August 24, 2013)

Roy Francis Henry, age 93, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 4:50 PM at the Versailles Health Care Center in Versailles, Ohio. He was born on March 11, 1920 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late August C. & Emma C. (Barga) Henry.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years Rose J. (Voisard) Henry of Versailles; son, Roger Henry of Versailles; daughters, Mary Subler of Versailles and Linda Henry of Greenville; grandchildren, Kelli (Kevin) Berger, Mike (Carla) Henry, Steve (Tracy) Henry, and Dan (Michelle) Subler; great grandchildren, Payton and Zoey Berger, Landon, Alana, Brayden, Blake, Kirstin, Quinton and Xavier Henry, Cameron and Jonathon Subler; sister in law, Sarah Henry of Marion, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers, Charlie, Ed, Paul and Hubert Henry; sisters, Goldie Pleiman, Ruth Gaier, Irene Eck and Marie Mangen.

He was retired from Monarch Machine and Tool in Sidney with 44 years of services. He was a member of the United States Air Force serving in WWII, St. Denis Catholic Church and Versailles Eagles.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 4-8 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio.

There will be a Graveside Military Service conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice or the Vets Club.

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

Phyllis Jean Brown (August 25, 2013)

Phyllis Jean Brown age 80, of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 7:32 AM at the Sterling House in Greenville. Phyllis was born November 24, 1932 in Darke County, Ohio to the late John Virgil & Stella May (Burns) Brown.

Phyllis is survived by Dansen Brown, DeWitt Brown, Gary Resler, Leah Dixon, Gracie Dixon, Shane Dixon and Terry Paul.

Phyllis was a 1950 graduate of Arcanum High School and a 1954 graduate of Wilmington College where she received her Bachelor degree in Education. Phyllis was a teacher at Franklin Monroe Schools for 6 years and Columbus City Schools for 15 years until her retirement in 1975. She was a member of Ft. Jefferson United Methodist Church in Ft. Jefferson, Ohio.

A Service will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 26, 2013 from 5-7 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of The Heart Hospice of Darke County. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Bevva L. Armstrong (August 23, 2013)

Bevva L. Armstrong, age 83, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 8:00 PM at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Unit, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on November 5, 1929 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Ormal & Mindie (Whittaker) Ross.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Armstrong of Greenville, Ohio, whom she married on October 5, 1948; son and daughter in law, Bill & Jane Armstrong of Greenville; daughter and son in law, Linda & Robert Christman of Greenville; grandchildren, Scott (Angie) Armstrong, Ken (Aimee) Armstrong, Mark (Amanda) Armstrong, and Mike (Whitney) Christman; great grandchildren, Allie, Taylor, Jake, Josh, Bella, Lexi and Eli Armstrong, Wyatt Christman, Katie, Ben and Sam Oliver and Kennedi Strawser; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her daughter in law, Dawn Armstrong; siblings, Marjorie Garbig, Mary Delk, Martha Bailey, Marvin Ross, Maurice Ross, Harry Ross and Robert Ross.

Bevva was a homemaker and loved to travel and play bridge. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville, Camping clubs and PTA.

There will be a service held on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.

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

Friday, August 23, 2013

Judith K. (Bornhorst) Harman (August 22, 2013)

Judith K. (Bornhorst) Harman, 70 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Thursday August 22, 2013 at 2:15 PM at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. She was born October 17, 1942 in Versailles, Ohio the daughter of the late Marcus B. & Agnes (Roth) Bornhorst. She was a homemaker and cleaned homes for friends for over 30 years.

She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, & a 1961 Graduate of Versailles High School.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Edward L. Harman on October 30, 1997; son: Kent Harman; brother: James Bornhorst.

She is survived by her children & spouses: Kirk & Marge Harman of Versailles, Kimberly & Rob Cooper of Versailles, Kelli & Matt Heffner of Versailles, Kevin Harman & girlfriend Rebecca Vagades of Versailles; grandchildren: Jessica Magoteaux & Emily Harman, Danielle & Alec Heffner, Joshua Cooper; great grandchild: Braxton Magoteaux; special friend: Ivan Baltes of Greenville; Brother in law, sisters in law, & numerous nieces & nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday August 27, 2013 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church 14 East Wood Street Versailles, Ohio with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday August 26, 2013 and from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Tuesday August 27, 2013 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Karen Kay Stone (August 22, 2013)

Karen Kay Stone, age 56 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:40 A.M. Thursday, August 22, 2013 at her residence. Karen was born December 6, 1956 in Greenville, Ohio and the daughter of Kathryn (Estep) Oberer of Greenville and the late Harold Oberer.

Karen was a homemaker, hairdresser and volunteer school teacher. Karen was a rotary exchange student. She attended Trinity Wesleyan Church in Greenville.

In addition to her mother, Karen is survived by her husband, Gordon Stone of Greenville whom she married September 12, 1981; daughters, Tara Mathisen of Lexington, Kentucky and Tanya Sime of Wilmore, Kentucky; grandchildren Chloe Sime and Simeon Sime; and a brother, Steve Oberer of Greenville.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, August 26, 2013 in the Trinity Wesleyan Church 1400 East Main Street Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Bob Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Monday 1 hour prior to the services in the Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

William E. Michael (August 22, 2013)

William E. Michael, 78, of Greenville, passed away early Thursday morning, August 22, 2013 at his residence.

He was born December 24, 1934 in Van Buren Township, Darke County, son of the late Joyce E. "Mike" and Naomi (Sebring) Michael. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his twin sister, Janice E. Hufnagle.

He is survived by nieces and cousins.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 24, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Chaplain Todd Reisch officiating. Burial will follow in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery near Greenville.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Heartland Hospice.

Condolences may be left for Bill at www.oliverfloyd.com

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Cathy L. Eckstein (August 17, 2013)

Cathy L. Eckstein, 47, of Greenville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 17, 2013. Cathy was born on April 20, 1966 to William G. Tipton and Carolyn S. Tipton of Greenville.

In addition to her parents, Cathy is survived by her husband, Dennis; three children, Erica & Peter Jones of Wichita, Kansas, Brandon C. Eckstein of Lima, Ohio and Caitlyn Eckstein of Greenville; a granddaughter, Madelyn Jones; and a sister, Beth and Lonnie Beisner of Arcanum.

Cathy worked as an optician at Spectacle Shoppe in Greenville, was a teacher and music director at Greenville Baptist Academy, and a consultant with Mary Kay for over 10 years. She enjoyed helping people through all her occupations and looked for ways to enrich the lives of people. She and her husband attended Castine Church of the Brethren and were active in ministry there.

Cathy enjoyed playing the piano. She was a lover of life and was always the life of a party. Cathy had an infectious smile and laugh, and never met a stranger. She looked out for the interest of others and always had time for you if you were having a bad day. Her love for others came from her own relationship with Christ and her deep faith. Cathy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and the time she spent with family and friends was precious to her.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Castine Church of the Brethren with Rev. Gary Cloyd officiating. The family will visit with friends on Wednesday, August 21st from 2 – 8 PM also at the church. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Darke County Cancer Society in honor of Cathy.

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

Mary L. Burns (August 18, 2013)

Mary L. Burns, 93, of Ft. Jefferson (Greenville), passed away Sunday afternoon, August 18, 2013 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.

She was born October 21, 1919 in Darke County, the daughter of the late Elmer and Hazel (Rhoades) Knick. In addition to her parents, she was [preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Burns, on December 2, 1986; and 4 sisters, Betty Cross, Ruth Cowgill, Glenna Young, and Donna Shiverdecker.

Mary was a 1938 graduate of Greenville High School. She had served as the Clerk for Neave Township for 12 years. She had served on the Darke County Board of Election for 6 years and was a lifelong member of the Darke County Democratic Party having served as the head of the Darke County Democratic Women for several years. She had served as a 4-H advisor for 40 years and enjoyed working with the youth at the Darke County Fair Bake-a-Rama. She was also a member of the Business and Professional Women and the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville.

Mary is survived by several nieces and nephews including, Doyle and Jeannette Burns, Jill Schepis, and Larry Cross; special family, Donald, Eileen, Jacob, Peter, Zachary, Laura, and Simon Hoying; and dear friends, Jack and Carole Harless.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 21 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Ft. Jefferson.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 12 p.m. till 2 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the charity of the donor's choice.

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

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Wesley I. Crumrine (August 16, 2013)

Wesley I. Crumrine, 95 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Friday August 16, 2013 at 5:08 PM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. He was born October 23, 1917 in Bradford, Ohio the son of the late Erman H. & Edna M. (Sparks) Crumrine. He worked for Century Electric. He was a member of Greenville Church of The Brethren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; 1st Wife: Mabel I. Crumrine; Son: Larry G. Crumrine Sr.; Daughter in Law: Doris Crumrine; Brother: George Crumrine; Sister: Dora Peters.

He is survived by his children & spouses: Gary E. & Mary Jane Crumrine of Taylor, Michigan, & DeAnna & Glen Best of Greenville; grandchildren: Larry Crumrine Jr., Lisa Crumrine, Gary Lee Crumrine, Nola Crumrine, Laura Salsido, Teresa Ketring, Richard Best, & Melissa Smith; great grandchildren: Andy & Anthony Best, David & Derek Ketring, Kari Crumrine, Sharon & Sarina Salsido, Audrey Salsido, Matthew Salsido, Brandon & Dillon Smith; Numerous great great grandchildren; 2 sisters in law; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Tuesday August 20, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fort Jefferson, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday August 19, 2013 and 1 hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Helen Elnora Enochs (August 14th, 2013)

Helen Elnora Enochs, 88, of Greenville, Ohio passed away August 14th at Rest Haven Nursing Home where she had been admitted that same day.

She was born November 15, 1924, in Darke County, to the late Lewis S. and Bertha M. (Harshman) Baker.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by infant sons Marvin Lee and Melvin Eugene Enochs, infant granddaughter Machelle Lawrence, son-in-law Earl Kent Lawrence, sisters:  infant Violet Baker, Thelma Miller, Esther Auter, brothers:  Wilbur and Everett Baker.

Helen was retired after 27 years from Corning Glass of Greenville having started there when they opened.  In her retirement she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, doing word searches, and playing bingo and cards with her senior friends.

Helen is survived by her husband Lester “Gene” Enochs, whom she married December 25, 1940; daughters Delores Lawrence, Greenville, and Lois Enochs, Phoenix, AZ, grandchildren Donna (Mike) Hohler, Greenville, Steven (Kim) Lawrence, New Madison, Lisa Matyasz, Banks, OR, great grandchildren Pvt. Alex (Erika) Hohler, Ft. Campbell, KY, Andrew Hohler, Greenville, Adam Hohler, Greenville, Taylor Matyasz, Banks, OR, great great granddaughter Chloe Hohler, step great great grandchildren Landon and Caitlin, sisters, Edna (Don) Peden, Stella (Chester) Shell, Dorothy (Byron) Fowble, brothers Ervin (Virginia) Baker, and Roy Baker, sister-in-law, Betty Burk.

There will be a service held on Monday August 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Scott Trittschuh officiating.  Burial will follow in Emanuel Cemetery near Coletown, Ohio.  Family will receive friends on Sunday August 18, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the funeral home.

In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or Darke County Cancer Association.

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

Anthony L. “Tony” Printz (August 14, 2013)

Anthony L. “Tony” Printz age 67, of Ansonia, Ohio went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 3:35 A.M. at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Tony was born April 20, 1946 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Charles William & Mary Esther (Boyer) Printz.

Tony is survived by his sons & daughters-in-law, Todd & Darla Printz of Ansonia and John & Joy Printz of Woodington; grandchildren, Sara & Dan Kaiser of Greenville, Chris Printz of Ansonia and Jesse Printz of Woodington; expected great-grandchild; brothers & sisters-in-law, David & Mary Beth Printz of Arcanum, Gene & Treva Printz of Arcanum, Ronald & Analee Printz of Arcanum and Bill & Joyce Printz of Union City, Ohio; sisters & brothers-in-law, Darlene Williamson of Dayton, Sandra & Rock Warrick of Versailles and Joyce & Mark Miller of Lynn, Indiana; sister-in-law, Marilyn Printz of Bradford; brother-in-law and great friend, Dennis Lemon of Greenville; numerous nieces & nephews; and a special friend, Lorena Bullock of Dunkirk, Indiana.

In addition to his parents, Tony is also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Printz.

Tony retired from Clopay Corporation with over 20 years of service and formerly worked at Sheller Globe in Union City, Indiana for 26 years. Tony was a 1964 graduate of Ansonia High School. Tony was an avid Reds fan; avid gardener; avid Ansonia Tigers sports fan; and loved hunting & fishing. Tony enjoyed spending time with his family.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, August 19, 2013 at Beamsville Christian Church 6102 Beamsville Union City Rd. Greenville with Rev. Steve Short officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 to 6:00 P.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville and Monday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contribution be made to State of the Heart Hospice or Beamsville Christian Church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Naomi Ruth Sharp (August 14, 2013)

Naomi Ruth Sharp, 75, of Greenville, Ohio passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Hospice of Dayton.

She was born January 5, 1938 in Irvine, KY, daughter of the late William Oral and Alice (Van Cleave) Drew.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Adrian J. Sharp and a brother Walter Duane Drew.

Naomi was a home healthcare giver.

She is survived by her children, Donald (Lori) Brown of Lewisburg, OH, Jennifer (Darvin) Lightner of Greenville, Oh, and Bruce (Dawn) Ritchie of Hunker, PA; 9 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sister, Alice Oraliene (Richard) Kosier of Fairborn, OH; brothers, Doral Dean (Nadine) Drew of Springboro, OH ,and Dale Edward (Betty) Drew of Hanover, IN.

Memorial services will be held at a later date at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio.

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

Timothy S. Perreira (August 14, 2013)

Timothy S. Perreira, 53, of Greenville, passed away early Wednesday morning, August 14, 2013 at his residence after a long courageous battle with cancer.

He was born July 7, 1960 in Greenville, son of Marlene (Noggle) Perreira of Greenville, and the late Louis Perreira. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his sons, Curtis Perrish and P.J. Perreira.

Tim had driven truck for several of the local trucking companies and had attended the East Zion Church near Greenville.

In addition to his mother, Tim is survived by his wife of 23 years, Sheila (Pelfrey) Perreira, whom he married March 20, 1990; children, Nathan Lane, Jenni Wescott, Jacquelynne (Terry) Harris, Shane (Jaymie) Perreira, Shannon (Chad Reedy) Hill, Mary (Josh) Crank, and Andrew Perreira; grandchildren, Desiree, Skyler, Alexis, Perry, Bryice, Carter, Maryanne, LeeAnna, Shane, Jr., Kaitlyn, Shelby, Travis, Cheyenne, Dallas, Zach, Kazyn. Nicolia, Noah, Rebecka and Timothy; brothers, Jon (Cathy) Perreira and Louis Perreira; adoptive brother, Moe Wagner; brothers-in-laws, Steve and Stanley Pelfrey; son-in-law, Bobby Hill; special friends, Diana Jenks, Ted Boze and the Best Family; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 19, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

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

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

Mrs. Lova Jean (Ray) Wise (August 12, 2013)

Mrs. Lova Jean (Ray) Wise. 84, of New Madison, passed away peacefully on August 12, 2013 at Englewood Manor in Englewood, Ohio. Lova Jean was born in Darke County, Ohio on March 15, 1929 to the late Everett and Leota (Burkett) Ray.

Lova Jean worked at Bonfiglios in New Madison for 20 years. She enjoyed dancing especially at the American Legion dances and spending time with her family. She was an avid and competitive euchre player, and a great cook.

In addition to her parents, Lova Jean is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Wise who passed away in November, 2001 and 7 brothers and sisters.

Lova Jean is survived by a son, Mike and Mary Wise of Franklin, Ohio; two daughters, Starrann Wise of Carterville, Georgia and Sharyn and Gary Bambauer of Dayton Ohio; grandchildren, Brian Bambauer of Charlotte, North Carolina, Lysa and Dan Click of Northville, Michigan, Chris Riegle of Jacksonville, Florida, Stacy Alfano of Dayton, Ohio, Jennifer and Brad Ditto of New Paris, Ohio and Jason and Carol Wise of Florence, Kentucky; 10 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends and family may visit on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 6-8 pm at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. A celebration of Lova Jean's life will be held on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 11 am also at the funeral home with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to family at www.braundpope.com. Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral home in New Madison.

Monday, August 12, 2013

LeRoy M. H. Steinbrecher (August 11, 2013)

LeRoy M. H. Steinbrecher, MD

He is survived by Eunice, his wife of 53 years; Georgia Leigh, a daughter residing in Souderton, PA with husband Steve Myers and sons Reid Jakob and Grant Josef; Bradley Kyle, a son residing in Arlington, VA; Kris Alan, a son residing in Cincinnati, OH with wife Connie, daughter Leah Paige, and son Nikolas Glen; Andrew Lee, a son residing in Cincinnati, OH; Lois Kaufman, a sister residing in Mechanicsburg, PA; Rolin, a brother residing in Holliston, MA with wife Grace; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dr. Steinbrecher was born in Green, KS to the late Henry and Elizabeth Steinbrecher. He spent his childhood there until he and his family relocated to Lancaster County, PA, in 1953. He subsequently graduated from Messiah College, in Mechanicsburg, PA, Elizabethtown College, in Elizabethtown, PA, and Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his medical training with a four-year general surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

For six years in the late 1960s and early 1970s, he served on a voluntary basis as medical director at mission hospitals in New Mexico and sub-Saharan Africa.

In 1972, Dr. Steinbrecher established a surgical practice in Greenville, OH, where he was privileged to serve the residents of Darke County for 28 years. During part of this time, he served on the Wayne Hospital board of directors and sat on the board of Pacific Lifeline, a women's shelter in Upland, CA.

He sought challenges throughout his life and achieved many personal goals, among them: becoming a general aviation pilot, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, and completing several long-distance bicycle trips in the U.S. and Canada. He found peace in the outdoors and took great joy in caring for his lawn and the woods surrounding his home.

After his retirement in 2000, he spent many hours at the Pleasant Hill Brethren in Christ Church, where he was a long-time member. He organized and undertook numerous renovation projects, taught Sunday School, and established an audiovisual component for the worship services.

He will be remembered for his love of God, his calling to serve others through the practice of surgery, and for his wisdom, determination, and quiet strength. He was a kind and gentle man, who was much loved. He will be greatly missed as husband, father, "Papa", brother, uncle, and friend.

A visitation will be held at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, OH from 4 to 8 PM on August 14, 2013. A private memorial service will take place at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at Creswell Cemetery in Lancaster County, PA, under the direction of the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home.

For those wishing to make memorial contributions, the family suggests the State of the Heart Hospice unit at Wayne HealthCare, the Greenville Public Library, or the Garst Museum.

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

Richard K. Neff (August 9, 2013)

Richard K. Neff, age 89, of Darke County, Ohio, passed away on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 9:55 PM at the Bethany Lutheran Village in Centerville, Ohio. He was born on November 1, 1923 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Lester & Velva (Kendall) Neff.

He is survived by his daughter and son in law, Joy and Dennis Lindamood of Arcanum, Ohio; sons and daughters in law, Richard L. & Eileen Neff of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Douglas A. & Aloha Neff of Morristown, Arizona, and Darrel K. & Leslie Neff of Dayton, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and sister, Joan Kress of Greenville.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Neff; son, David Neff; and brothers, Lester Neff Jr. and Keith Neff.

Richard was a farmer, also worked at NCR for 23 years, was a wood carver and the owner and operator of Neff’s Woodcrafts in Arcanum. He was a member of the United States Army serving in WWII, VFW, American Legion and Trinity United Methodist Church in Arcanum. He volunteered at the Bethany Lutheran Village in the Friends at Home program and was an avid Reds fan.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Newcomer Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home. A Graveside Military Service will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

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

Mary M. Frazier (August 10, 2013)

Mary M. Frazier, age 97, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 6:45 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on July 24, 1916 in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Welcome Melvin Seman and Myrtle (Marker) Brown Cruze.

Mary was a homemaker, a lifetime member of the Women of the Moose and VFW Ladies Auxiliary, as well as the Eagles Lodge all in Greenville. She enjoyed cooking for her family, dancing, taking long walks, harness racing and quilting.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her step father David Cruze; son, Jimmie Cohee; daughter Mary L. Grenier; brothers, William Carl Seman, Lloyd Seman and Russell Paul Seman as an infant; a sister, Pauline York and sister in law, Lucy Seman.

Mary is survived by her daughters and sons in law, Shirley A. Hughes of Greenville, Helen Kay & Jerry Wright of Greenville and Wayne Grenier of Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughter in law, Madonna Cohee of Russia, Ohio; grandchildren, Darsi Brinley, David Hughes, Elizabeth Howe, Penny Watson, Deborah Nisonger, Jerry Wright, Clint Wright, Gina Griesdorn, Jimmy Cohee, Jody Seger and Christina Nehring; 18 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; sister in law, Mary Seman of Versailles; nephews and their spouses, Dennis & Kathy Seman and Dwight & Elizabeth Seman; niece and her spouse, Rogenia & Pat Vandivier.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Sam Shilot officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service 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

Friday, August 9, 2013

Marilyn A. Murphy (August 09, 2013)

Marilyn A. Murphy, age 72, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday, August 09, 2013 at 10:10 AM at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville, Ohio. She was born on November 16, 1940 in Hagerstown, Indiana, to the late Chalmer & Ava (Swain) Timmons.

Marilyn is survived by her husband Leroy Murphy of Greenville, whom she married on March 3, 1956; sons and daughters in law, Leroy & Betty Murphy Jr. of Greenville and Terry & Kim Murphy of Versailles; daughter, Deborah Bailey of Greenville; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brother, Bill Timmons of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sisters and brother in law, Lois Green of Hamilton, Ohio, and June & Howard Ohler of Newton, Iowa; brother in law and sister in law, Bob & Lucy Murphy of Greenville; great aunt, Bonnie & Don Cox of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her granddaughter, Kerri Murphy; brothers, Meril & Bob Timmons; and brother in law, Robert Green.

Marilyn was a homemaker. She loved to collect coins, country music and spending time with her grandchildren.

There will be a service held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 2:30 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Sylvia McKibben officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Ft. Jefferson, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday, August 12, 2013 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

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

Rita Eley (August 9, 2013)

Rita Eley age 64, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:40 A.M. on Friday, August 9, 2013 at her residence. Rita was born October 2, 1948 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Charles & Margaret (Walker) Troutman.

Rita is survived by her sons & daughter-in-law, Jeff & Maureen Eley of Indianapolis, Indiana and Nevin Eley of Greenville, Ohio; and grandchildren, Margaret, Nora, Macey, Whittney and Ashlynn Eley.

Rita retired from sales.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice 3131 South Dixie Drive Suite 208 Dayton, Ohio 45439. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Kathleen L. Williams (August 8, 2013)

Kathleen L. Williams, age 100 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Bradenton, Florida passed away at 2:45 A.M. Thursday August 8, 2013 at the Brethren Retirement Community of Greenville, Ohio.

She was born November 27, 1912 in Hillsdale County, Michigan and the daughter of the late David O. and Clara M. (Eagle) Crommer.

Kathleen was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Lowell E. Williams in 1991 and her son Marlo E. Williams in 2005.

She is survived by her daughters and son in law Jean (Bill) Shepard of Greenville and Marilyn J. Bickham of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Grandchildren Beth Studebaker, David Shepard, Steven (Stef) Shepard, Jennifer Beals, Stuart Bickham, Vicky (Larry) Simpson, Bonnie (Earl) Bigman and Dan E. Williams. There are 12 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

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

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Brethren retirement Community Resident’s Aid Fund.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Jimmy Lewis (August 7, 2013)

Jimmy Lewis, 84, of Greenville, Ohio passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at his home.

He was born January 24, 1929 in Martin, KY, son of the late Jack and Pokie (Bentley) Lewis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by, a daughter, Betty Catherine Lewis; 2 granddaughters, Shantel Satterfield and Iliza Satterfield; 4 brothers and 1 sister.

Jimmy was a truck driver that drove for Yellow Frieght for 45 years. He was a member of Teamsters #135.

He is survived by his 5 children, Geneva (Aaron) Andrews of Merryville, TN, Jamie (Mark Hall) Lewis of Merryville, TN, Lisa (Joe) Aker of New Paris, Shannon Miller of Greenville, OH, Jeannie (Jason) Hurd of Palestine, OH; 13 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and a sister, Jeannette Marcum of Mentone, IN.

Services will be held Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12 p.m. at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Mike Simmons officiating. Burial will follow at Royal Oak Memorial Gardens in Brookville, OH.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. In the lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to defray funeral expenses.

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

Kathryn Jane (Myers) Mikesell (August 7, 2013)

Kathryn Jane (Myers) Mikesell, age 95 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Hollansburg passed away at 6:10 A.M. Wednesday August 7, 2013 at the Brethren Retirement Community of Greenville, Ohio. She was born February 7, 1918 in Butler County, Ohio and the daughter of the late Minor H. and Hazel I. (Keller) Myers.

Kathryn was a homemaker and a teacher having taught at Liberty Local and Tri-Village Schools. She retired in 1979 from the Tri-Village School System.

She was a member of the Hollansburg Christian Church, the Women’s Fellowship of the church and Auxiliary Post 708 in Hollansburg. Kathryn enjoyed canning, flower gardening and most of all spending time with her family. Since being at the Brethren Retirement Community she has really enjoyed when the 2nd grade class from Tri Village School came to sing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers Donald and Philip Myers and a sister Evelyn Harshbarger and Patricia Myers.

Kathryn is survived by her husband George Robert Mikesell of Greenville. They were married September 3, 1938. Also daughters and sons in law Barbara (Philip) Hosmer of Colorado Springs, CO. and Debbie (Tom) Labig of Greenville. Son and daughter in law Fredrick (Lonna) Mikesell of Sylvania, Ohio. Grandchildren Rebecca (Rod) McDaniel, Roberta (Mike) Hagen, Rochelle (Roger) Richards, Jennifer (Brian) Gruber, Kurt (Tiffany) Labig and Beth (Kerby) Wilcox. Great grandchildren Michael Hosmer, Nathan Hosmer, Grant Bloom, Alexander Hagen, Kristina Hagen, Christopher McGraw, Kathryn Gruber, Kelsey Gruber, Colin Gruber, Kie Labig, Keely Labig, Kade Labig, Kinsley Labig, Kiersten Wilcox, Kenna Wilcox and Kallie Wilcox. Great great grandchild Noah Hosmer and Lillian Bloom. A brother and sister in law Jerry (Sarah) Myers of Franklin, Ohio as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a services held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with the Rev. Joe Hanna and Pastor Todd Reish co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Hollansburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 12, 2013 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund or Hollansburg Christian Church.

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

Monday, August 5, 2013

William “Bill” L. Moseley, Jr. (August 3, 2013)

William “Bill” L. Moseley, Jr., age 80 of Greenville, OH was born June 3, 1933 in Montgomery Alabama; departing this life on August 3, 2013 in Pickerington, OH. Bill retired from the United States Air Force in 1979 as TSGT. Serving in the Korean conflict, Europe, and the Vietnam War during his career as a Medical Service Specialist and Independent Medical Duty Technician. In Korea, Bill flew with the Airborne Command post for the President of the United States.

As a result of his service, Bill has received the Air Medal, Air Force Commendation, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Bill was a life member, Veteran’s Service Officer, and Past State Commander for the Department of Ohio Disabled American Veterans (DAV); his slogan being “We are Family.” He was also a life member and Past Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7262 (VFW). A life member and Service Officer of the American Legion. He was an active member of the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard, a member of Amvets, a retiree of Fram, and a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Greenville.

Bill was an advocate for veteran’s rights.

Bill was proceeded in death by his wife of 43 years, Farris (Dunlap), parents William L. and Edna (Elsberry), and a son William L. III. He is survived by a daughter Bobbi (Dean) Lohiser, and son Michael (fiancĂ©e Emily Quay), grandchildren – Ian and Alec Lohiser, and William IV and Jameson Moseley.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 8, at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. Fourth St., Greenville, with Pastor John Person officiating. Burial with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will follow in the Greenville Cemetery (new part).

The family will receive friends at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, 1000 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given either to the Cancer Association of Darke County or the Mt. Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH, 43215.

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

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Linda Lee Jones (August 2, 2013)

Linda Lee Jones, age 60, died at her home on August 2, 2013 surrounded by her family after a 2 year battle with cancer.

Linda was born June 4, 1953 in Richmond, Indiana to the late Richard and Edith (Eaton) Clapp. She graduated from New Madison High School in 1971.

She lived in the Greenville area most of her life and worked as an estimator for Greenville Glass Company for 20 years. Prior to that, she worked on the family farm near Hollansburg, Ohio, raising and showing dairy cattle.

On May 6, 1988 she married Joey Jones in Bradenton, Florida where they resided for 8 years. Linda operated a cleaning business and cleaned condominiums. Later, they returned to their previous home in the Greenville area. They were married happily for 25 years.

Linda was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, The VFW Auxiliary, The DAV Auxiliary, The Women of The Moose, and The Eagles Auxiliary all in Greenville.
Linda will especially be remembered for her love of cooking large family meals and entertaining, the tremendous love she had for her children and grandchildren, her trips to the lake with Joey and their friends, the loving care she provided in her home for her mother for 11 years, and her ability to make everyone feel welcome, fed, and loved.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Joey “Joe” Jones; daughter, Jackie (Rob) Vida of Wilmington, son, Scott (Mendi Burns) Wilt of Greenville, daughter, Angie Rehmert of Arcanum; grandchildren, Bethany, Tori, Savannah, Katie, Harley, Hailee, Levi, Aiyden, Jodee, and Brittani; a great-grandson, Rayge; sisters, Gail (Dan Massie) Cooper, Larae (Rudy) Struever of Greenville, and Vicki Winsett of California; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday, August 9, 2013 at 11:00AM at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, 1000 North Broadway Street, Greenville, OH. Burial will follow at Greenmound Cemetery near New Madison, OH.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, August 8 from 5-8:00PM.

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to Ohio State University Thoracic and Oncology Departments and to State of The Heart Hospice of Darke County with special thanks to Crystal (from Hospice).

Memorial contributions can be given to State of The Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH

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