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Monday, December 23, 2013

Earl V. Bricker (December 21, 2013)

Earl V. Bricker, age 92 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday December 21, 2013 at 6:02 PM at Reid Hospital, Richmond, Indiana. He was born May 22, 1921 in Celina, Ohio the son of the late John K. & Mabel (Rush) Bricker. He served in the pacific theater in United States Army during World War II as a cook and a medic. His combat service began in Australia, and he “island hopped” threw New Guinea and the Philippines, and then ended as part of the occupation of Japan. He worked as a Mechanic and Press Operator at Goodyear in St. Mary’s for 28 years retiring in 1979 he then worked for 15 years at Plants of Ruskin in Florida as a Master Gardener.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church; and a life member of D.A.V. in Wapakoneta.
He is preceded in death by his parents; & brothers: Bevan & Lester Bricker.

He is survived by his wife: Laura L. (Young) Bricker of Greenville whom he married April 7, 1947; daughters & son in law: Laura Lee Marshall of Omaha, NE., Sandra Jayne & Pete Wolf of Piqua; grandchildren: Michael Nesbitt, Jill Nesbitt, Dannielle Marshall, Kylle Dietz, Chet Knous, & Lacie Schuller; 16 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; brothers & sisters in law: Don & Donna Bricker of Celina, Carl & Barb Bricker of Greenville, Gene Bricker of Indianapolis, IN.

Services will be held on Saturday December 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday December 27, 2013 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Disabled American Veterans, or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

Shirley Mae Ditmer (December 21, 2013)

Shirley Mae Ditmer, 82, died Saturday, December 21, 2013 at National Health Care in Sumter, South Carolina.

Born May 19, 1931 in Versailles Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Raymond Stoner and Mildred Westphal Stoner.

Mrs. Ditmer was a member of Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Sidney Ohio and was retired from Stolle Corporation where she was in administration.

Surviving is her daughter Peggy Cotterman and Husband Rob of Sumter SC, Four grandchildren Rusty Cotterman of Vass NC, Travis Cotterman of Dalzell SC, Jenna Rousseau of Mt. Pleasant SC and Emily Rousseau of Pittsburg PA, and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two husbands Jacob Ditmer, William Campbell and a daughter Pamela Ann Rousseau.

No local services are planned at this time.

Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, 7 Richland Park Suite 203, Columbia SC 29203 or by phone at 803-434-3533.

On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com

Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.

Daniel "Danny" S. Whitley II (December 17, 2013)

Daniel "Danny" S. Whitley II, 25, of Wayne Lakes, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Danny was born on February 24, 1988 in Dayton, Ohio to Daniel S. Whitley and Sherry (Wetzel) Reynolds.

Danny loved to read, watch science fiction shows and movies. He enjoyed camping and hanging out with friends. He had also recently found a passion for welding and was pursuing a career in this field. Danny had a special place in his heart for children.

Danny is preceded in death by a brother, Seanathan Clark; paternal grandparents, Richard and Joan Whitley; and an uncle, Richard Wetzel.

In addition to his parents, Danny is survived by maternal grandparents, Linda and Robert Weaver of Greenville and Don Wetzel of Mississippi; two brothers, Austin and Jayden of Palestine, Ohio; an uncle, Chris Whitley and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on December 26, 2013 at 4:00 PM at Ft. Jefferson Methodist Church with Rev. John McRoberts officiating. Friends and family may visit prior to the service from 2-4 PM. Burial will immediately follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be given to Braund Pope Funeral Home to help with funeral arrangements.

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

Thomas Christopher "Chris" Kimberlin (December 20, 2013)

Thomas Christopher "Chris" Kimberlin, 48, of West Manchester, passed away on December 20, 2013 at Reid Hospital in Richmond.

Chris was born on July 17, 1965 in Dayton, Ohio to Thomas and the late Charlotte (Cline) Kimberlin. Chris was self employed as owner of the ABC Drywall and Construction company. He loved to collect knives and guns and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Chris coached baseball and loved to watch MMA fighting.

In addition to his father, Chris is survived by his wife, Joye (Fisher) Kimberlin whom he married on June 24, 1989; two sons, Thomas Andrew Kimberlin of West Manchester and Robert Arron Kimberlin of West Manchester; a brother, Henry Joseph Kimberlin of Dayton, Ohio; and a sister, Debra Sue Kimberlin of Richmond, Indiana.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison with Rev. Tony Price officiating. Friends and family may visit from 1 - 3 PM before the service. Burial will immediately follow in Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison. The family request memorial contributions be given to Reid Hospice in Richmond with donations being accepted at the funeral home. Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundpope.com.

Jay Brian Jobes (December 20, 2013)

Jay Brian Jobes, age 47 of Union City, Ohio, passed away on Friday December 20, 2013 at 3:44 AM at the Union City Care Center, Union City, Ohio. He was born July 9, 1966 in Greenville, Ohio the son of Martha Jane (Foureman) Jobes of Arcanum and the late Lowell J. Jobes.

He is preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his mother: Martha Jane Jobes of Arcanum; son: Tanner Jobes of Richmond, Indiana; brothers & sister in law: Jeff & Cherie Jobes of Arcanum, Jon Jobes of Philadelphia, PA; nephew & spouse: Tyler & Melinda Jobes; niece: Tessa Jobes.

Services will be held on Tuesday December 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Dan Kuhbander officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fort Jefferson, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday December 23, 2013 at the funeral home.

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

Donna Kay (Rhoades) Fritz (December 20, 2013)

Donna Kay (Rhoades) Fritz, age 75 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Friday December 20, 2013 at 12:55 AM at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. She was born January 13, 1938 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late Jennings & Josie (Sharp) Rhoades.

She is survived by her husband: Donald Fritz of Greenville whom she married October 4, 1958; son & daughter in law: Kevin & Kim Fritz of Greenville; grandchildren: Matthew (Jody) of Marysville, Ohio, Amanda of Dayton, Ohio, & Levi McCuiston; great grandchildren: Landon, & Layla; brothers & sisters in law: Harold & Betty Rhoades of Troy, Lowell & Eileen Rhoades of Dawn; brother in law: John Pepiot of Versailles; sister in law: Juanita Rhoades of Greenville; numerous nieces & nephews.

The Fritz family who she was close to preceding her in death are Loretta (Alton) Millet, Edwin (Fay) Fritz, Walter Fritz, Phyllis Fritz Koetter, John (Whilma) Fritz, Anna Belle (Gene) Brewer, Robert (Survived by Judy) Fritz, and surviving in laws are Lloyd (Avesta) Fritz, Clifford (Frances) Fritz, Carol Fritz, Rita Fritz, David Clarence (Barbara) Fritz.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a brother: Chalmer Rhoades and a sister: Gladys Pepiot.

She is a graduate of Versailles High School in 1956 and had worked at the Darke County Extension Office for 32 years. She was a homemaker, loved her family and the church. She was a faithful member of Faith Baptist Church, Greenville, Ohio.

Private Services will be held at Faith Baptist Church 740 East Russ Road, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Bill Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Brock Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday December 27, 2013 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Faith Baptist Church or the Cancer Association of Darke County.

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

Friday, December 20, 2013

Mary Evelyn Crose (December 19, 2013)

Mary Evelyn Crose, 73, of Greenville, passed away Thursday afternoon, December 19, 2013, at Heartland of Greenville.

She was born March 26, 1940, in Darke County, daughter of the late David H. and Treva E. (Stout) Bryson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Don Bryson.

Mary Evelyn had worked as a nursing assistant at the former Union City Hospital. She was a member of the Community United Methodist Church near Union City.

She is survived by her children, Daniel Crose of Greenville, Charles (Bev)Crose of Bellefontaine, and Christine (Bobby) Peters of Muncie, IN; grandchildren, Justin, Sarah, Micha, Faith, Rachael, and Patty; great grandchildren, Madison, Mikey, and Colton; a sister, Karen Young of Greenville; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 24, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in the Raper Chapel Cemetery near Union City.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 12 p.m. till 1 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Heartland Hospice.

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

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ralph Edward Beasecker (December 16, 2013)

Ralph Edward Beasecker, age 86 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 12:42 P.M. Monday December 16, 2013 in the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center Greenville, Ohio. Ralph was born September 9, 1927 in Arcanum, Ohio and the son of the late Ray and Rhea (Guthridge) Beasecker.

Ralph was the owner and operator of Beasecker Cleaners from 1957 until 2013 and had been the owner of numerous Coin-Op Laundromats in the area for many years. He was also a veteran serving in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greenville, Nomad’s Camping Association and the Friendship Club of Dayton which enabled Dawn and Ralph to travel worldwide. Ralph also enjoyed playing golf, fishing and piloting his own plane. He was a member of the former Greenville Country Club serving as President, Greenville Kiwanis Club also as President, Greenville Elk’s Lodge, the Greenville Masonic Lodge, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite-Valley of Dayton, Antioch Shrine of Dayton where he was a member of the “Bobbies”, Darke County Shrine Club where he had served as President and The Order of the Eastern Star.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a Grandson Chad Gibbons; sister Susie Suarez and half-brother Ray Beasecker Jr.

Ralph is survived by his wife Dawn E. (Tester) Beasecker of Greenville. They were married March 21, 1948. Also by a son Mike Beasecker of Las Vegas, Nevada, daughter and son in law Linda and Randy Gibbons of Lake Wylie, South Carolina; grandchildren Jessica Beasecker, Ashley Beasecker, Andi Gibbons Brown and B.J. Gibbons; great grandchildren Kylee Brown, Keegan Brown, Kyndall Brown, Romi Gibbons and Mia Gibbons.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday December 19, 2013 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Angela Meeks officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and on Thursday 1 hour prior to the services in the funeral home.

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

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

Margaret L. Hocker (December 15, 2013)

Margaret L. Hocker, age 100 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 5:30 P.M. Sunday December 15, 2013 in the Sterling House of Greenville, Ohio. With her family, she had recently celebrated her 100th birthday, having been born August 10, 1913 in Darke County, Ohio and the daughter of the late Beecher and Emila (Root) Williamson.

Margaret was a homemaker and a Lifetime member of the Painter Creek Church of the Brethren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harold R. Hocker July 7, 2001. They were married February 22, 1936. Also a son Robert L. Hocker in 2005; 1 grandson, 1 great granddaughter and a sister Mildred Scammahorn.

Margaret is survived by her children Barbara (Don) Leis, Everett R. Hocker, Terry M. (Carla) Mulligan all of Greenville and Patti L.( Jim) Kornoelji of Rockford, MI; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; sister in law Eileen Hocker of Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday December 20, 2013 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Steve Shoop officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery. The family will receive on Thursday from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and on Friday 1/2 hour prior to the services in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Painter Creek Church of the Brethren or the Charity of your choice.

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Benjamin "Ben" F. Shahan Jr. (December 15, 2013)

Benjamin "Ben" F. Shahan Jr., 72, of Greenville, passed away on December 15, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Ben was born on June 29, 1941 Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Benjamin F. Sr. and Gladys (Mullins) Shahan.

Ben retired as a computer programmer for Nissan in Smyrna,TN, He was a 1959 graduate of Greenville High School. Ben enjoyed watching The Ohio State Football and NASCAR and going fishing. Most of all Ben enjoyed spending time with his family.

Ben is survived by a son, Tim and Shelli Shahan of New Madison; grandchildren, Alex and Carson Shahan of New Madison; sisters, Ida "Lee" and Robert Farmer of Wayne Lakes, Ohio and Elsie and Jack Lane of Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11 AM. Family and friends may visit 1 hour prior to the service. Private burial will follow at a later date in the Monroe Cemetery. Family request memorial contributions be given to Darke County Cancer Society.

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

Donald E. Hembree (December 13, 2013)

Donald E. Hembree, 78, of Palestine, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2013 at Wayne Health Care State of the Heart Hospice Care in Greenville. Donald was born March 13, 1935 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Howard and Bertha (Hemmerick) Hembree.

Donald worked as an RV Tech at Tom Raper. He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force. Donald was a Member of the American Legion Post #665 in West Manchester. He enjoyed gardening, his dogs and family.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Norma I. (Schlechty) Hembree of Palestine; four sons, Donald and Brenda Hembree of New Paris, Randy and Wanda Hembree of Eaton, Gary and Kathy Hembree of Harrison, Ohio and Douglas and Kachina Hembree of Richmond, Indiana; two daughters, Cindy Kudor of Washington and Brenda Hembree of Eaton; a step son, Jesse Sleppy of Columbus and a step daughter, Jeanna Sleppy of Palestine; a brother, Tom and Ruth Hembree of California; a sister, Flora L and Steve Ferlita of South Carolina; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013, 7 PM at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison with the Rev. Mike Simmons officiating. Friends and family may visit from 6 - 7 PM on Monday also at the funeral home. A graveside committal will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 11 AM in the Palestine Cemetery with full military honors. Family request donations be given to Tri Village Rescue or State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Margaret Alice Thomas-Lumpkin (December 14, 2013)

Margaret Alice Thomas-Lumpkin, 93, of Greenville, passed away on December 14, 2013 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville. Margaret was born on August 4, 1920 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Raymond and Hazel (Moore) Brinley.

Margaret was a graduate of Palestine High School, where she played basketball. Margaret was a homemaker and farmer’s wife her whole life raising cattle, pigs and various other farm animals. She loved the farm life and was very active in her children’s 4-H projects at the Darke County Fair and Ohio State Fair. Margaret was a member of the Hollansburg Christian Church and was formerly on the Board of Directors. She also worked at the Hamburger Shoppe in Greenville, the Meguiar Cannery of Glen Karn and The Glen Karn Poultry Co. Margaret was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Hollansburg. Margaret enjoyed working in her yard and garden when she was able. She also enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Reds and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Margaret is preceded in death by her husband, Karl H. Thomas who passed away in April of 1984; her second husband, Raymond Lumpkin; a daughter, Marcia Bruner; a daughter in law, Sandy Thomas; three brothers and three sisters.

Left to cherish her memory are three sons, Ronald Thomas of New Madison, Jerry and Dalene Thomas of Greenville and Mark Thomas of Hollansburg; son-in-law, Rick Bruner of Arcanum; eleven grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; and a brother, Lowell Brinley of Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Hollansburg Christian Church on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Joe Hanna officiating. Friends and family may visit on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 from 5-7 PM also at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Burial will follow in the Hollansburg Cemetery. The family request memorial contributions are given to the Hollansburg American Legion or the donor’s choice, with donations being accepted at the service.

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

Susan A. Mitchell-Dunevant (December 14, 2013)

Susan A. Mitchell-Dunevant, 72, of Greenville, passed away Saturday evening, December 14, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

She was born May 9, 1941 in Shelby County, daughter of the late August and Annie (Schnner) Freistuhler. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her second husband, John T. Mitchell in 1970; a sister, Sarah; and two brothers, Ed and John.

Susan is survived by her husband, Kenneth Dunevant; a daughter, Betty A. (Steve) Via of Greenville; her first husband, Gene Etzler; a sister, Mary Riethman of St. Mary's; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 18, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Eric Knight officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to The American Heart Association.

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

Monday, December 16, 2013

RESCHEDULE: Margaret Alice Thomas-Lumpkin (December 14, 2013)

Margaret Alice Thomas-Lumpkin, 93, of Greenville, passed away on December 14, 2013 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville. Margaret was born on August 4, 1920 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Raymond and Hazel (Moore) Brinley.

Margaret was a graduate of Palestine High School, where she played basketball. Margaret was a homemaker and farmer’s wife her whole life raising cattle, pigs and various other farm animals. She loved the farm life and was very active in her children’s 4-H projects at the Darke County Fair and Ohio State Fair. Margaret was a member of the Hollansburg Christian Church and was formerly on the Board of Directors. She also worked at the Hamburger Shoppe in Greenville, the Meguiar Cannery of Glen Karn and The Glen Karn Poultry Co. Margaret was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Hollansburg. Margaret enjoyed working in her yard and garden when she was able. She also enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Reds and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Margaret is preceded in death by her husband, Karl H. Thomas who passed away in April of 1984; her second husband, Raymond Lumpkin; a daughter, Marcia Bruner; a daughter in law, Sandy Thomas; three brothers and three sisters.

Left to cherish her memory are three sons, Ronald Thomas of New Madison, Jerry and Dalene Thomas of Greenville and Mark Thomas of Hollansburg; son-in-law, Rick Bruner of Arcanum; eleven grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; and a brother, Lowell Brinley of Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Hollansburg Christian Church on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Joe Hanna officiating. Friends and family may visit on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 5-7 PM also at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Burial will follow in the Hollansburg Cemetery. The family request memorial contributions are given to the Hollansburg American Legion or the donor’s choice, with donations being accepted at the service.

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

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Gary L. Devor (December 13, 2013)

Gary L. Devor, age 54 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 5:16 A.M. Friday December 13, 2013 at his residence. He was born September 30, 1959 in Greenville, Ohio and the son of Mary (Smith) Devor of Greenville and the late Jack Devor.

He was employed at the Pac N Sac station in North Star, Ohio and a member of the Greenville American Legion, Richmond Eagles Lodge and as a youth loved to play baseball.

In addition to his mother, Gary is survived by his wife Cindy R. (Holden) Devor of Greenville. They were married October 27, 1984. Also by a son Cory L. (Jennifer) Devor of St. Marys, Ohio; daughter Sarah B. Devor of Greenville; grandchildren Alaina and Adeline Devor; brother Randy (Becky) Devor of Sarasota, Fla.; 2 cousins Chris Devor and Sherry Zigler as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday December 17, 2013 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until time of the services in the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be given to Gary’s family with envelopes available in the funeral home.

The complete obituary may be viewed as well as condolences for the family expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

James A. “Jim” Honeycutt (December 12, 2013)

James A. “Jim” Honeycutt, age 61, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 5:35 PM at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center. He was born on December 14, 1951 in Knox County, Kentucky, to Gerry (Gray) Honeycutt of Greenville and the late Thomas G. Honeycutt.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his sons, Tom Honeycutt of Winchester, Indiana, and Aaron Honeycutt of Portland, Indiana; 8 grandchildren; Dog, Peanut; brothers, Thomas Honeycutt of Marion, Indiana, Jerry Lynn Honeycutt of Hartford City, Indiana, and Buford Milles of Middletown, Ohio; sisters, Shirley White of Middletown, Ohio, Mary Alice Showman of Newark, Ohio, Arlene Garland of Greenville and Louise Alexander of Bradford; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Jim worked at Sheller Globe in Union City.

He is preceded in death by his father; wife, Phyllis Honeycutt; and grandmother, Mary Cooper.

There will be a private service held at the convenience of the family with Pastor Doug Klinsing officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery. 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 Darke County Cancer Association or State of the Heart Hospice.

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

William "Bill" E. Noggle (December 11, 2013)

William "Bill" E. Noggle, 60, of Greenville, Passed away on December 11, 2013 at The Village Greene. Bill was born on February 3, 1953 in Dayton, Ohio to the late William and Hazel (Coulter) Noggle.

Bill worked as a sub contractor for Dayton Daily Newspaper, worked for the Conrail railroad and the Carpenter Bus Factory in Richmond, Indiana. He was very patriotic man. He loved the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Browns and The Ohio State Football team. Bill was very active in sports especially bowling and golf. Bill enjoyed golf outings and playing euchre with his friends. Bills favorite season was Christmas. He played santa and brought joy to all he knew. He was a NASCAR fan and his favorite driver was Tony Stewart.

Bill is survived by his wife, Ida Jeanette (Miniard) whom he married on June 5, 1998; three sons, Joshua Miniard of Greenville, Donald O'Rock of Dayton, Ohio and Edward and Keri O'Rock of Ft. Bragg, NC; a foster daughter, Julie Huntington of Greenville; mother-in-law, Lena Miniard of Hyden, KY; sister-in-laws, Helen Miniard-Caldwell of Kettering, Ohio and Shirley and Mike Mantell of SW Ranches, Florida; brother-in-law, Bill Miniard of Hyden, KY; best friend, John Crider of Greenville, Ohio; aunt, Sally Houser of New Paris, Ohio; children close to his heart, Courtney, Carmen, Clarissa, Camren, Dakota, Alexa, Aaron and Nathan; Also his special buddy, his dog, Tyson and many other close family and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 2 PM at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison with the Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Family and friends may visit before the service from 12-2PM also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Trotwood, Ohio. Family request donations be given to State of the Heart Hospice in Greenville, donation will be accepted at the funeral home.

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

Billy Joe Abney (December 11, 2013)

Billy Joe Abney, 79, of New Madison, passed away on December 11, 2013 at his residence. Bill was born on February 1, 1934 in Rock Castle County, Kentucky to the late Walter Lee and Reca Christine (Baker) Abney.

Bill worked at Ludy's Greenhouse in the construction department. He loved Bluegrass music, classic cars, hunting and fishing.

In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Elizabeth (Anglin) Abney; a son, Jeffery A. Abney, and brothers, Melvin, Danny and Garnett Abney.

Bill is survived by his wife, Betty J. (Byrd) Abney; a son, Stephen and Valerie Abney of New Madison; a daughter, Karla and Dave Hornbeck of Walton, Kentucky; a step son, Lewis Willis of Punta Gorda, Florida; a step daughter, Beverly Willis of New Madison; grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann and Josiah Peeples, Ashley Nicole and Brian Bolin, Brittani Lynn Abney, Breanna Leigh Abney, Jeffrey Michael Hornbeck, Sarah Barth and Kritopher Willis; great grandchildren, Isabella Lee and Alison Ann Hornbeck; four brothers, Tonny and Mary Ann Abney of Colorado Springs, Colorado, John and Peggy Abney of Cedar Grove, Indiana, Walter and Debbie Abney of Berea, Kentucky and Lanny and Marilee Abney of Oxford, Ohio; two sisters, Ann Morrison of Englewood, Ohio and Clara Dean Kenzel of Bradenton, FL.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Braund Pope Funeal Home in New Madison, Ohio with Rev. Tracy Brown officiating. Friends and family may visit prior to the service from 11 -1 PM at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison. The family requests memorial contributions be given to Darke County Cancer Society.

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

Kathryn J. “Kathy” Holaday (December 11, 2013)

Kathryn J. “Kathy” Holaday, age 64 of Xenia, Ohio and formerly of Gettysburg, Ohio passed away at 12:55 A.M. Wednesday December 11, 2013 in the Miami Valley Hospital Dayton, Ohio. Kathy was born August 7, 1949 in New Castle, Indiana and the daughter of the late Robert and Maxine (Koch) Holaday.

She had retired from Wilmington High School as a Home Economics Teacher and most recently had been employed at Alterations Unlimited of Fairborn, Ohio.

Kathy was a 1967 graduate of Gettysburg High School and a 1971 graduate of Ohio University. She was also a former member of the Gem City Sweet Adelines.

Kathy is survived by two sisters Karen Caudill of Dayton and Christine (Stephen) Deeter of Greenville; nieces Amy (Steve) Seegmiller of Selden, Kansas and Carmen Denham of Greenville; great nieces and great nephew Jordan Seegmiller, Zachariah Denham, Christine “CJ” Denham and Cami Denham; close friends Marian Scarazzo and Debra Bringman both of Troy, Ohio.

Private Memorial Services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home 1499 North Broadway Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Bob Bitner officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in the Gettysburg Cemetery. There will be no public visitation.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be given to the Gem City Sweet Adelines P.O. Box 41445 Dayton, Ohio 45441-0445.

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

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Corynna R. Strawser (December 11, 2013)

Corynna R. Strawser, age 16, of Greenville, Ohio, went to be home on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 9:47 AM at her residence with family by her side. She was born on April 28, 1997 to Sean & Kristi (Cook) Strawser of Greenville, Ohio.

In addition to her parents she is survived by her grandparents, Mike & Penny Strawser of Greenville, Teresa Stetler-Clear of Springfield, Phil & Arin Cook of Lewisburg and Mike Mowery of Greenville; great grandparents, Mae Clear of Greenville, Berlen Strawser of Greenville and Edith Cook of Greenville; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and generous, loving and caring community.

She is preceded in death by her brother and sister, Ian & Kaitlyn Strawser.

Corynna was in the class of 2015 at Greenville High School. She was a member of the Greenville Missionary Church and was a volunteer at the Brethren Retirement Community. Corynna was a make-up artist and was very passionate about dancing. She was involved with the 5 6 7 8 dance studio and competitive dancing at the Barbara Rethlake Dance Studio in Greenville. Corynna was the inspiration to start the Acts of Kindness Club at the Greenville High School and throughout the past year she was dedicated to the awareness of Mitochondrial Disease.

A celebration of life will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 2-6 PM and on Monday from 1-2 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Corynna Strawser Research Fund or A Special Wish Foundation.

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

Helena W. Frantz (December 10, 2013)

Helena W. Frantz 91 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday December 10, 2013 at 4:30 PM at the Versailles Health Care Center. She was born July 4, 1922 in North Star, Ohio the daughter of the late Leonard & Bessie (Barga) Liette. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, and the Daughters of Isabella.

She is survived by her husband: Cyril Frantz of Versailles whom she married September 24, 1946; sons & daughters in law: Michael & Tanya Frantz of Centerville, Steven & Patricia Frantz of Dayton; grandchildren & spouses: Stacey Bales, Natalie & David Schindler, Randall & Masako Thompson, Jannelle & Jason Pajari, Kevin & Melissa Frantz, David Frantz, Michelle & Chris Cook; great grandchildren: Ross Bales, Payton & Allie Schindler, Alissa & Sydney Pajari, Connor, Logan & Liliana Frantz; Sisters & brother in law: Barbara & John Koverman of Dayton, Sister Donna Liette CPPS of Chicago; as well as numerous nieces.

She is preceded in death by her parents and sister Mary Lou Liette.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday December 14, 2013 at 10:00 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 Friday December 13, 2013 and from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM on Saturday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Versailles Emergency Medical Services or State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Lloyd J. Harpest (December 8, 2013)

Lloyd J. Harpest, age 99 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 3:36 A.M. Sunday December 8, 2013 at Sunrise of Lincoln Park Chicago. Illinois.

Lloyd was born December 6, 1914 in Darke County Ohio and the son of the late Clarence and Vera (Hern) Harpest.

He was a retired dairy farmer and a lifelong member of the Oakland Church of the Brethren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Esther (Fasnacht) Harpest May 22, 1976; second wife Mary L. (Oakes) “Lutz” Harpest March 8, 2012; brothers Russel Harpest and Harold Harpest; sisters Melba Rice and Ruth Schlechty.

Lloyd is survived by a son Will Harpest of Chicago, Ill., daughters and son in law Naomi Harpest of Aurora, Ill. and Janice and Richard Priggie of Moline, Ill., step sons and their spouses David and Irene Lutz of Roanoke, Ind. and Dennis and Farideh Lutz of Longmont, CO; grandchildren David Harpest, Julie (Drew) Collins, Laura (Max Brueggermeyer) Studebaker, Christina Studebaker, Katherine Priggie, Daniel Priggie and David Priggie; step grandchildren David Michael (Michelle) Lutz , Andrew Dennis (Mia) Lutz, Joni Lutz and Jeff (Kelly)Lutz; great grandchildren Kaitlyn, Nathanael, Gabriel and 11 step great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday December 14, 2013 in the Oakland Church of the Brethren 8058 Horatio Harris Creek Road Bradford, Ohio with Pastor John Sgro officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday December 13, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Oakland Church of the Brethren 8058 Horatio Harris Creek Road Bradford, Ohio or Heifer International at www.heifer.org.

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

Dr. Joseph W. Worz (December 6, 2013)

Dr. Joseph W. Worz, age 88, of Wayne Lakes, OH, passed away Friday, December 6, 2013 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.

He was born April 4, 1925, in Mantua, OH, a son of the late Nicholas and Magdalena Worz.

Joe was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of the New Madison Masonic Lodge. He retired from chiropractic service at age 83 after over 50 years in practice.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Poling) Worz of Wayne Lakes; three sons, Joe (Janet) Worz of Ansonia, OH, Kevin (Jeannie) Worz of St. Augustine, FL and Danny Worz of Greenville, OH; three step-daughters, Debbie (Kreg) Shane of Greenville, OH, Tammie (Kent) Wilcox of Hollansburg, OH and Sonja (Paul) Tews of Orlando, FL; Grandchildren, Michelle (Duane) Deeds and Ian and Elijah Worz; step-grandchildren, Tory Nemecheck, Kerby and Kory Wilcox, Matthew and Rhodey Shane, Mollie Schlechty and Elizabeth Tews, and 10 great grandchildren.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331

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

Leona E. Sheets (December 6, 2013)

Leona E. Sheets, age 99, died peacefully in her Greenville home December 6, 2013. She was born in Sharpsburg, Ohio on October 20, 1914 a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Overman) Gehle.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur E. Sheets, whom she married March 16, 1937; two children, John E. and Barbara J Sheets; 12 brothers, sisters and their spouses as well as Arthur’s five brothers, sisters and their spouses.

Leona was a hard working wife of a farmer. She raised four children, she cooked, cleaned, gardened, canned food, cared for chickens and milked cows. During tomato season she worked at a local canning factory for several years. She did volunteer work for Head Start for many years making and repairing clothing for dolls. When her daughter, Barbara, had a tragic accident, Leona cared for her for 15 years until her death in 2007. Leona liked to cook, travel, read and to help others. She was known for her ready smile and positive attitude.

Leona was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church since 1930 and had also been a member of St. Mary’s Church in Greenville since she moved to Greenville 25 years ago. They were so kind to her.

She is survived by her children, Bernadine A. (Victor) Niekamp of North Star, Ohio, Daniel J. (Nancy) Sheets on Benton, TN and Kenansville, FL; grandchildren, Kelly Singletary of Beauford, SC, Jeff (Julie) Niekamp of Sidney, OH, Holly (Jamie) McPherson of Lawrenceville, GA, Stan (Diane) Niekamp of Versailles, OH, Sharon Neikamp of Tucson, AZ, Jim Niekamp of North Star, OH; great-grandchildren, Zach Niekamp, Kyle Niekamp, Daniel Kobe Singletary, Brandon McPherson, Jared Niekamp, Cole Niekamp, Matthew Niekamp and Mary Margaret McPherson. Leona is also survived by a sister, Annie King of Dayton, OH

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 AM, Thursday, December 12, 2013, at St. Louis Catholic Church in North Star with Father David Zink officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Louis Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, 1000 N. Broadway St., Greenville, Wednesday, from 5 - 7 PM, and again, Thursday, from 9 - 10 AM at the Church.

Memorial contribution may be made to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway St., Greenville, OH, 45331 or to any charity of your choice.

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

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Hazel Irene Beasley (December 4, 2013)

Hazel Irene Beasley age 92, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:46 P.M. on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at her residence. Hazel was born July 28, 1921 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Virgil & Maude (Rench) Fourman.

Hazel is survived by her daughters & son-in-law, Shirley Morrow of Greenville, Ohio and Diane & Jerry Billenstein of Rossburg, Ohio; grandchildren, Deb Shiverdecker, Lisa & Jim Thomas, Jeff Morrow, Tony Morrow, Jason & Kelly Billenstein, Kim & Jamie Campbell, Jennifer & Shawn McDufford and Ryan & Priscilla Billenstein; 23 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; and sister, Lois Calvert of Brookville, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, Hazel is also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Victor Beasley; son-in-law, Horace Morrow; brothers, Charles and Robert Fourman; and sister, Frances Bruner.

Hazel was a homemaker. She formerly worked at Fram Corporation in Greenville. Hazel attended the Lighthouse Christian Center in Greenville.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Larry D. Resor (December 4, 2013)

Larry D. Resor passed away December 4, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. He was a cancer survivor and had courageously fought infection in his body for over 20 years.

He was born in Union City, Indiana on July 30, 1940 to Orville and Ruby (Alley) Resor. He graduated from New Madison High School in 1959. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Patricia (Resor) Blinn, a brother Gary Resor.

He worked at Sheller-Globe, Hardy Division in Union City, Indiana for over 32 years until its closing and later Corning Glass.

He had a great sense of humor and was quite a jokester. He loved to grow flowers and garden, especially growing big home grown tomatoes. He was an avid softball pitcher on several teams in the area in his younger years and also coached girl’s softball for many years. He loved to go camping, watch NASCAR racing and listen to country music. He had great love for his family and friends. His pride and joy were his grandchildren and great grandson. He was a member of the First Congregational Christian Church in Greenville.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Diane (Peden) Resor, son Scott Resor, daughter Lori Lloyd (Bryan) both of Greenville, Ohio and daughter Angie Resor of WI. Grandchildren Liz Resor (Jeremy Lovy), Olivia Resor, Josh Magoto, Molly Magoto, Antonio Resor, step grandchildren Tavis Lloyd, Caitlin Lloyd and great grandson Mason Hart. A sister Fadonna Campbell of FL. and a brother Terry Resor of Greenville, Ohio, a special brother in law, Dick Peden, and aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

Services will be held on Monday December 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Joe Soley officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Monday 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

Velma L. Stonerock (December 3, 2013)

Velma L. Stonerock, age 94 of Greenville, Ohio passed away peacefully at 6:00 P.M. Tuesday December 3, 2013 in her residence. Velma was born October 17, 1919 in Darke County, Ohio and the daughter of the late Christian and Anna (Kruckeburg) Rismiller also of Darke County.

She had been employed for 37 years with Dayton Power & Light Company, retiring in 1981 as Office Manager of their Greenville office. Velma was a graduate of Greenville High School, had been an active member of the Greenville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, for many years had served as Mother Advisor for the Rainbow Girls and contributed to the Wayne Hospital Auxiliary by knitting baby caps for all the newborns in the Wayne Hospital Nursery.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles E. Stonerock November 13, 2003. They were married November 5, 1939 in Greenville. Also a granddaughter Kristen Ream August 12, 2011; brother Herschel Rismiller and sister Irene Poppe.

Velma is survived by her daughters and sons in law Constance and Everett Hart of Greenville and Susan and Dennis Ream of Kettering. Grandchildren Dr. Roxanne Cech, Gregory and Laura Hart and Meredith Ream. Great Grandchildren Andrew Cech, Stephanie Cech, Connor Hart, Garrett Hart and Kellen Hart.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday December 7, 2013 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday 1 hour prior to the services in the funeral home.

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

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

JoRetta M. Archey-Wilkinson (December 3, 2013)

JoRetta M. Archey-Wilkinson age 81, of Ansonia, Ohio passed away at 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Heartland of Greenville. JoRetta was born December 4, 1931 in Union City, Indiana to the late Cline J. & Thelma (Holderman) Grile.

JoRetta is survived by her children, James & Roberta Archey of Bradford, Ohio, Bill Archey of Rushsylvania, Ohio, Marcia & David Field of Ansonia, Ohio, Sharon Bevins & Fred Smith of Portland, Indiana, John & Linda Archey of Gettysburg, Ohio, Larkin Archey of Greenville, Ohio and Douglas & Kimberly Archey of Union City, Ohio; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; brother & sister-in-law, Melvin & Sue Grile of Union City, Ohio; sisters & brothers-in-law, Jeanette & Kenneth Beanblossom of Union City, Ohio, Joyce & Richard Barga of Union City, Indiana, Roberta & Larry Jenkins of Winchester, Indiana and Jane & Ron Goffena of Celina, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, JoRetta is also preceded in death by her 1st husband, LeRoy Archey; 2nd husband, James D. Wilkinson on September 11, 2013; grandsons, Robert “Bobby” Archey, Marcus Archey and Adam Archey; granddaughter, Jody Spitler; brother, Esby Grile; and sisters, Norma Moore and Marge Jenkins.

JoRetta retired from Triangle Pacific in Union City, Indiana where she was employed for 24 years.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, December 6, 2013 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Dr. Jeff Harper officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Monday, December 2, 2013

Helen Hudson (November 29, 2013)

Helen Hudson, 94, of Greenville passed away on November 29, 2013 at Brethren Retirement Community.

She was born June 12, 1919 at home in Dayton, Ohio to the late Howard and Margaret Hudson. Her father, Howard, was in a retail milk business in Dayton for 30 years (including the depression years), supporting a family of 9 including her dad’s mother and father. Helen attended Anderson College. She worked at Monsanto’s Mound Lab where she worked on atomic energy projects. She retired from Monsanto after 26 years of service. Helen was a member of Salem Church of God since 1925. God allowed Helen to have two families; her birth family, The Hudsons, and her adopted family, The Finkbines.

In addition to her parents, Helen is preceded in death by a brother, Sid Howard Hudson; two sisters, Doris Hudson Liffick and Winona Hudson Taylor; a nephew, Don Liffick; three great nephews, Billy, Taylor and Brock Hudson; and a brother-in-law, Therman Frost.

She is temporarily leaving behind a sister, Hazel Frost; three in-laws, Pat Hudson, Bud Taylor, and Joe Liffick. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Randy and Rick Hudson, Mark Frost, Bob Taylor, Deb (Taylor) Hardman, Patty (Taylor) Turner, Mike Liffick, Mike and Jeff Liffick families.

In 1963, Helen met and adopted a young family; Bob, Sandy and Teresa Finkbine. Through the years two boys, Rob and Joe, were added to the family. She calls them her “adopted” family and the Finkbines and friends call her Aunt Helen. She loved to pray for each one of her two families and to be a helper, as she had a servant's heart. Aunt Helen is also survived by Bob & Sandy Finkbine; Michael, Teresa (Finkbine), Connor, and Brendan Woodin; Rob, Amy, Cody, Adrianna (Finkbine) Burnside, and Dakota Finkbine; Joe, April, Dylan, Justin, Carter, Noah, Alexis, Shelby Jo, and Jamie Grace Finkbine.

Helen has lived 40 years with her adopted family on a farm in Darke County. Helen departed this life to go home, and she wrote during her high school years: “I know not what God’s heaven may be, but this I know, He loveth me….and so I trust!!”

A Celebration of Life graveside service will be on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery, 8135 North Dixie Drive, Dayton, Ohio 45414 with Rev. Joey Turner officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Salem Church of God Children's Ministry, Castine Church of the Brethren Children's Ministry, or Oxford Bible Fellowship Children's Ministry, 800 South Maple, Oxford, Ohio 45056 with contributions being accepted at the funeral home.