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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Christine A. Alexander (March 25, 2014)

Christine A. Alexander, 70, of Hollansburg, Ohio, passed away on March 25, 2014 at State of the Heart Hospice in Wayne Healthcare. Christine was born on January 12, 1944 in Bamburg, Germany to the late Phillip and Anna (Schultz) Dorscht.

Christine was a retired custodian from Tri Village Schools after 30 years of service. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville, Greenville Eagles, Greenville Moose and the Hollansburg American Legion Post 708. Christine loved to dance, garden, cook and watch her grandchildren play baseball. She also made prize winning cinnamon rolls at the fair. A very special time in Christine's life was when she became an United States citizen.

In addition to her parents, Christine is preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sylvia Flatter and a brother, Andreas Dorscht.

She is survived by her husband, Barry Alexander of Hollansburg, Ohio; two sons, Kenny and Gail Flatter of Hollansburg, Ohio and Tom and Stacy Flatter of New Madison; five grandsons, three great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends in Germany.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary's catholic church in Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in Hollansburg Cemetery. The family request memorial contributions be given to American Legion Post 708 in Hollansburg.

Christine's family would like to thank State of the Heart Hospice for all the care they gave to her.

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

Phillip Anthony Kirkpatrick (March 24, 2014)

Phillip Anthony Kirkpatrick age 63 of Greenville, OH, and passed away 7:45 A.M. Monday March 24, 2014 in the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center after a six month battle with lung cancer. He is survived by his wife Sandra (Corn) Kirkpatrick, daughter Adrienne (Matthew) Schipfer of Colorado Springs, CO, son Matthew (Holly) Kirkpatrick of Troy, OH; mother Phyllis Kirkpatrick of Greenville, sister Stephanie Kircher of Greenville; eight grandchildren, Ella, Aiden, Ethan and Ava Kirkpatrick, and Marguerite, William, Jackson, and Samuel Schipfer; and numerous nieces and nephews. He his preceded in death by his late father Paul Kirkpatrick of Greenville, OH.

Phil was born on November 1, 1950 in Hancock County near Findlay Ohio. After graduating from Greenville Senior High School, followed by a few years of travelling the country, Phil joined Corning Glass where he worked as a skilled machinist for 29 years until he retired in 2002. He was currently employed with Crown Industries in Celina, Ohio.

Phil was a quiet and humble husband, father, grandfather and friend, who loved his family and friends dearly. An avid chess player, Phil was a member of the United States Chess Federation and competed in numerous tournaments across the Midwest. He introduced, with much patience, the game to his grandchildren and always had a board set up, ready for a match.

In his younger years, Phil's dedication to boy scouts and his pursuit of earning the Eagle Scout badge, cultivated his interest in camping. Combined with his enjoyment of traveling, Phil enjoyed many road trips throughout the country, where most nights were spent in campsites. He enjoyed traveling the road, a reflection of his simple, laid back pace of life. As his years progressed, the planning of a trip became as much of a highlight as the actual travel.

In the summer months, Phil could be found in his backyard, tending to his beautiful garden. A seasoned green thumb, Phil eagerly anticipated each growing season - planning the upcoming plant collection, plotting the garden beds and starting seedlings indoors. Like many of his hobbies, Phil shared this with his grandchildren, always encouraging of the many eager little helping hands.
He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday March 28, 2014 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Hershel Fee officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County.
Phil's family wishes to express a thank you to all the friends and caregivers that supported Phil and his family throughout his diagnosis and treatment.

Condolences for the family expressed through---www.zecharbailey.com

Ivan E. Neal (March 15, 2014)

Ivan E. Neal age 78, of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at his residence. Ivan was born May 30, 1935 in Rossburg, Ohio to the late Muriel Neal.

Ivan is survived by his son & daughter-in-law, Michael “Mike” & Syann Neal of Greenville; grandchildren, Rhiannon Neal, Asia Cross and Ryan Neal; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers & sister-in-law, Jerry Neal of Ansonia and Wayne & Martha Neal of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, Ivan is also preceded in death by his wife, Virginia J. (Wessels) Neal on August 24, 1995 whom he married April 25, 1964.

Ivan served in the U.S. Army. He retired from the former Sheller-Globe in Union City, Indiana.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Ron Hoeksema officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Garden in Darke County with Military graveside services conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Craig A. Allread (March 20, 2014)

Craig A. Allread, 66, of Greenville, passed away with his family by his side, Thursday evening, March 20, 2014 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.

He was born May 29, 1947 in Piqua, son of the late Howard and Jayne (Smith) Allread.

Craig retired from CSX Railroad in 2008 after 32 years of service. A veteran, he was a member of the Moose, Eagles and American Legion

He is survived by his wife, Monya M. Allread; 3 children, Kim (Chris) Kermeen, Mindy (Derek) Saylor, and David Allread of Greenville; step children, Susan (Steve) Kreitzer, Amanda (James) Tinkham, and Wanda (Matt) Harter; 4 grandchildren, Krysten (Casey) Wilson, Alexis, Meghan and Adam Kermeen; 11 step grandchildren; sister, Becky (Ken) Moore; 3 brothers, Doug (Nit), Terry (Dana), and Larry Allread; and several nieces and nephews.

Services with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

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

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Anna Mae Christian (March 19, 2014)

Anna Mae Christian age 88, of Ansonia, Ohio passed away at 7:05 P.M. on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the State of Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Anna was born July 15, 1925 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Clarence & Mae (Norris) Godown.

Anna is survived by her children, Carolyn Manning of Texas, Richard Christian of Rockford, Illinois, Robert & Diane Christian of Ansonia and Karen & Elmer Long of Rossburg; grandchildren, Cindy Marlowe, Robert Manning, Steven Manning, Terry Manning, Tammy Pratt, Greg Christian, Wayne Christian, Laura Armock, Robert Long, Carmen Lundvall and Mary Long; 25 great-grandchildren, 5 step great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Anna is also preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd R. Christian on January 4, 2009 whom she married August 15, 1942; granddaughter, Melissa Kloos; brothers, Estey, Harold, Kenneth, Clinton and Marvin Godown; and sisters, Mary Holsapple, Velma Holsapple, Opal Zeller, Ina Boolman and Leona Fourman.

Anna retired in 1991 from Weaver Brothers in Versailles with 29 years of service.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, March 24, 2014 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Dennis Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. and Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. 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

Richard "Dick" Campbell (March 19, 2014)

Richard "Dick" Campbell, 84, of Ansonia, passed away on March 19, 2014 at 4:10 p.m. at Heartland Nursing Home where he has been a residence since breaking his hip on January 18, 2014.

Richard was born on March 23, 1929 in Rossburg, OH to the late Frank and Maude (Cundiff) Campbell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth (Leis) Campbell whom he had been married to for 57 years; 5 sisters, Edna, Daisy, Aileen, Pauline, and Betty; 4 brothers, Ray "Sam", Neal, Jacob "Jake", and Gene.

Until his accident, Dick had kept busy with his Campbell Bulldozing and Excavating business for over 55 years and continued to live on the family farm.

He is survived by his son, Dale Richard "Rick" Campbell of Anderson, IN and his son and daughter-in-law Larry Dean and Beth Campbell of Ansonia, OH; grandchildren, Stephanie Campbell, Josh and Keri Campbell, Brian and April Campbell, Kelly (Campbell) and Shawn Priem; 4 great grandchildren; 2 step great grandchildren; 3 step great great grandchildren; sister, Gertrude "Gertie" Leis of Ansonia, OH, sister and brother-in-law Ruth E. and Millard H. Bowman of Greenville, OH and sister-in-law Mildred Campbell of Rossburg, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with the Rev. Steve Shoop officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. till the time of services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ansonia Rescue or to Heartland Hospice Services of Dayton, 3131 S. Dixie Dr. Suite 208 Dayton, OH 45439.

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

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

William “Bill” H. Cooper (March 16, 2014)

William “Bill” H. Cooper, 64, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014.

He was born July 12, 1949, in Lexington, KY, son of Ernest P. “Bud” and Marion (Hanes) Cooper of Greenville, OH.

Bill was an attorney with Hanes Law Group in Greenville. He was one of the last draftees of the Vietnam War after his graduation from Bowling Green State University and served as a military police dog handler while in the US Army. After law school graduation from Ohio Northern University, he was commissioned as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel having served with the Ohio Natioinal Guard from 1978 until his retirement from the Guard in 2007. Upon retirement from the Ohio National Guard, he was awarded the Legion of Merit and the Ohio Distinguished Service medals. He was the Command Judge Advocate of Task Force Buckeye assisting in the clean-up efforts following Hurricane Katrina. Bill was a member of the Ohio Bar Association, Darke County Bar Association, American Legion, the Darke County Veterans Service Commission, Edison Community College adjunct faculty, and had previously served on the boards of Darke County Family Health and the Darke County YMCA.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Nancy (Park) Cooper, whom he married on May 22, 1976; sons, Edward Park (Erin) Cooper of Orange, CA, and Timothy William (Lauren) Cooper of Portland, OR; grandchildren, Emily and Evelyn Cooper; sister, Nancy (Jeff) Farris of Brighton, MO; and parents, Bud and Marion Cooper of Greenville, OH.

Memorial services with full military ceremony by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, March 28 from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be given to the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard or the Greenville Public Library.

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

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mary Catherine “Kay” (Tilden) Brown (March 16, 2014)

Mary Catherine “Kay” (Tilden) Brown, age 98 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 5:57 A.M. Sunday March 16, 2014 at her residence.

She was born January 31, 1916 in Muncie, Indiana, to the late Frank and Ethel (Tillman) Tilden from Ansonia. She was married in Maysville, KY., August 6, 1940 to Richard C. “Pete” Brown who preceded her in death after 55 years of marriage.

She is survived by a son and daughter- in- law, Richard T. “Dick” and Dianne Brown of Greenville, and two granddaughters, Brandy Kay Brown of Columbus and Betsy Renay Brown, who currently lives in Mexico.

Kay attended elementary school in Greenville and graduated from Wyoming (Ohio) High School in 1933 and was their oldest living graduate. She graduated from Balthaser’s Business School and attended Miami University in 1933 and 1934 during the Depression. She was a legal secretary for John Maher, Vernon Marchal and Howard Tillman attorneys.

Along with her husband Pete, they owned the Central Drug Store, opposite the Court House from 1946 to 1967. Kay also worked at McVay’s Sporting Goods on Broadway from 1971 to 1987, with Pete, Roland Brinley and son Dick, who owned the business.

Kay served as a Director and the major stock holder of Rest Haven Nursing Home until it was sold in 2003. Kay was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority for 70 plus years and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for over 64 years.

Kay once stated that she never wanted to live anywhere else but Greenville. Because of her love for Greenville and history, she served as a Director and a major benefactor of the Garst Museum (Darke County Historical Society) and served on many committees. She was Secretary for the Annie Oakley Committee in its early years. She commissioned five original paintings of the historic Fort Greene Ville for the Garst Museum; all painted by local Revolutionary period artist Hal Sherman.

Late in life, Kay was a local GPAT television “Star” receiving many positive comments about her great knowledge of Greenville history. These post card shows from her personal collection, with Kathleen Floyd aired on Channel 5 a few years ago.

The family would like to thank the dedicated team of care givers who allowed her to remain in her home and brightened her final four years. They are the best. She also enjoyed and looked forward to her daily visits to the Maid-Rite.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday March 21, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the First Presbyterian Church 114 East Fourth Street Greenville, Ohio with life-long friend Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday March 20, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home 1499 N. Broadway Greenville, Ohio, as well as one half hour prior to the services on Friday in the church.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Garst Museum.

Condolences for the family expressed through---www.zecharbailey.com

Monday, March 17, 2014

Paul Albert Henry (March 15, 2014)

Paul Albert Henry, age 88 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Saturday March 15, 2014 at 3:23 PM at his residence. He was born March 14, 1926 in Darke County, Ohio the son of the late Harry & Mary (Didier) Henry. He was a farmer and worked for 10 years at Monarch Machine in Sidney; he was also a State Inspector and worked various other jobs. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church.

He is survived by his children & spouses: Donna & James DeMange of Versailles, Jane & Donald Evers of North Star, & Alan & Jeanie Henry of Versailles; 11 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; sister: Bertha Bryan of Piqua, Ohio; brother: Alfred Henry of Versailles; & numerous nieces & nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; 1st wife: Irene (Rinderle) Henry whom he married June 28, 1947; 2nd wife: Ethelyn (Barnes) Henry; daughter: Connie Henry; great granddaughter: Rachel I. Henry; sisters: Josephine Saintignon, Magdeline Kley, Dorothy Zimmerman, Elizabeth Couchot, & Florence Bashore; brothers: Louis Henry, James Henry, John Henry; & Joseph Henry.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday March 19, 2014 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 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday March 18, 2014 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Acclaim Hospice 7887 Washington Village Drive Suite #135, Dayton, OH 45459.

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

Vaughn G. Wakefield (March 13, 2014)

Vaughn G. Wakefield age 66, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 5:55 A.M. on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Vaughn was born February 27, 1948 in Centralia, Washington to the late James A. & Thelma (Orloske) Wakefield.

Vaughn is survived by his wife of 45 years, Rita M. (Brackman) Wakefield whom he married February 8, 1969; daughter & son-in-law, Sundra & Jerry Bey III of Versailles, Ohio; grandchildren, Shelby Bey, Brett Bey, Bo Bey and Cael Bey; brothers & sisters-in-law and sisters & brothers-in-law, Lonny “Jim” & Suzanne Wakefield of Brinkhaven, Ohio, Cheryl & Jim Williams of Dallas, Oregon, John Wakefield of Centralia, Washington, Lynn & Bo Wakefield-Rickard of Centralia, Washington and Greg & Cathy Wakefield of Atwater, California; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Vaughn is also preceded in death by a son, Daniel G. Wakefield; daughter, Melissa M. “Missy” Wakefield; and a sister, Karen LeDuc.

Vaughn owned and operated a poultry business. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles; Versailles Vet’s Club and Versailles Fraternal Order of Eagles.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, March 17, 2014 at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Ron Haft celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 7:00 P.M. and Monday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Virginia A. Mote (March 10, 2014)

Virginia A. Mote passed away on March 10, 2014 in Ft. Myers, FL.

Virginia was born August 1, 1920 in MA to Harry and Edna Vett. The family lived in the Boston area before moving to Danielson, CT. Loving to travel, in 1940, she and a friend traveled to Mexico by train. In 1944 she joined the WAVES (U.S. Navy) and was stationed in Cleveland, OH until applying for and receiving a transfer to Hawaii. Her office overlooked the wreckage of the Arizona. There she met her husband to be Wendell C. Mote who was also in the U.S. Navy. Upon discharge they were married in Danielson, CT. in October, 1946. They initially lived in Dayton, OH before moving to Hollansburg.

Virginia while raising 3 children, she worked in the family business, W.C. Mote & Sons, in Glen Karn. She later worked and retired from Hamilton Motors in Greenville. In 1986, they moved to LeHigh Acres, FL and had a furniture repair and refinishing business. Wendell died in 2001 just 2 weeks before their 55th wedding anniversary. In 2007 Virginia, battling the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease moved into a Ft. Myers nursing home specializing in memory care where she died.

In addition to loving to travel which took her to all 50 states, Canada and Mexico, she enjoyed reading, knitting, following her oldest daughter and son to various trapshooting events. She was well known in the area for her famous Boston Baked Beans. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great children who shared her love of baseball. Although a member of the Christian Science Church in Boston, MA, she was active in the Hollansburg Congregational Church. She was also an auxiliary member of the American Legion.

She is survived by her sister, Barbara Szall (Henry) of Marietta, GA, her children Laura Christopher (James) of Brunswick, OH, Elizabeth Russell (Leon) Waynesville, NC and son, Wm. Carl Mote (Janet) of Reed, MO. There are 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Virginia is preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Edna Vett, her brother, Robert and her husband, Wendell.

A celebration of her life will be held later this Spring. Donations in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Assn., www.alz.org will be greatly appreciated by the family.

Lucinda “Cindy” Jay Boyer (March 11, 2014)

Lucinda “Cindy” Jay Boyer, age 45 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Tuesday March 11, 2014 at 4:52 PM at Reid Memorial Hospital, Richmond, Indiana. She was born August 4, 1968 in Greenville, Ohio the daughter of Jay & Naoma (Lenker) Voke of Greenville. She worked at the Payless warehouse in Brookville, Ohio. She attended Beech Grove Church of the Brethren; cherished being involved with her daughter; and loved gardening, food trees, & making maple syrup.

She is preceded in death by her brothers: Clay Voke, & Kim Voke; niece: Jessica Westfall.

She is survived by her husband: Paul F. Boyer of Greenville whom she married May 31, 2002; daughter: Ashley Marie Smith of Arcanum; sisters: Gay Voke of Tennessee, & Tonya Westfall of Greenville.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday March 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. Family will receive friends 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

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

James "Jim" Ward Williams (March 9, 2014)

James "Jim" Ward Williams, 78, of Versailles, OH went to be with his Heavenly Father on March 9, 2014 at Miami Valley Hospital Dayton OH.

Jim was born on December 4, 1935 in Twin Township. The son of the late Roland and Dorthy Williams. He married Delores Taylor on August 5, 1956 and she survives.

Jim was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church, North Star, OH. Graduate from Ansonia High School in 1954. Was in the Army. He enjoyed farming and flying. Enjoyed spending time with his family.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Dorthy Williams; sister, Nila Rhodes; brother, Charles Thomas Williams; two grandchildren, Jannie Shall and James J. Williams.

He is survived by a daughter, Christine and son-in-law Bruce Agne of Greenville, OH; two sons, Frederick and daughter-in-law Rhonda Williams, of Greenville, OH, Richard and daughter-in-law Kyong Williams of Olympia, Washington; two sisters, Marcia and Kenny Delk of Rossburg, OH, Karen and Kent Sanders of LIberty, IN; 11 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at St. Pauls Lutheran Church North Star, OH 13495 Greenville St Marys Road, Thursday, March 13, 2014 with Pastor Laura Leach Shreffler officiating at 10:30 AM with visitation one hour before for family and friends. Burial will follow at St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery.

Vistation will be held from 5 – 8 PM Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home 1000 North Broadway Greenville, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Pauls Lutheran Church.

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

Jackie Franklin Maiden (February 25, 2014)

Jackie Franklin Maiden, 80, of Greenville passed away peacefully on February 25, 2014 at Heartland of Greenville. Jackie was born on March 5, 1933 in Richmond, Indiana to the late Avery and Edith (Paxton) Maiden.

Jackie worked at Coca Cola as a custodian during his life. He also served his country honorably in the United States Army.

In addition to his parents, Jackie is preceded in death by his brothers and sisters.

Jackie is survived by a son, Jack Maiden of West Milton; two daughters, Diana and husband Chuck Bingham of Arcanum and Robin and husband Jason Wolfe of Greenville; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Memorial services for Jackie will be held at 12 PM, March 14, 2014 at Braund Pope Funeral Home with the Chaplain Candy Null officiating. Military honors will be held at the time of services. Burial will follow in Earlham Cemetery in Richmond, Indiana. Family request memorial contributions be given to Braund Pope Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

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

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Elsie R. Lane (March 9, 2014)

Elsie R. Lane age 80, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:31 P.M. on Sunday, March 9, 2014 in the E.R. at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville. Elsie was born April 14, 1933 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Benjamin & Gladys (Mullins) Shahan.

Elsie is survived by her husband of over 56 years, Jack J. Lane whom she married June 8, 1957; children, Linda Lane of Piqua, Ohio, Mark & Kelly Lane of Piqua, Ohio and Gina & Dan Wolfe of Greenville of Greenville, Ohio; grandchildren, Ethan Lane, Micah Carli and Graci Carli; sister, Leona Farmer of Greenville, Ohio; and many great friends.

In addition to her parents, Elsie is also preceded in death by a brother, Benjamin Shahan, Jr.

Elsie was a homemaker.

A funeral service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Bob Lane officiating. There will be no burial. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Cincinnati, Ohio 4050 Executive Park Drive #402 Cincinnati, Ohio 45241. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Lester L. Rehmert (March 8, 2014)

Lester L. Rehmert, age 90, passed away on March 8, 2014 at 12:15 AM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on April 14, 1923 in Arcanum, Ohio, to the late Eber & Helen (Eberwein) Rehmert.

Mr. Rehmert was a long time driver for Nestle Company before retiring from Corning Inc. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, served in WWII aboard the Destroyer, U.S.S. Day, alongside his life time buddy Erskine Johnson.

He is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Ann (Westfall) Rehmert; sisters Betty Rehmert and Glenna Johnson, and step mother Opal (Brown) Rehmert.

He is survived by his son, James Michael Rehmert of California, sisters and brothers in law, Bernice Cyphers of Greenville, Janice Barga of West Milton, Zelda Jean & Billy Miller of Greenville, and Georgeanna & Larry Emerick of Ansonia; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Ron Shreffler officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 5-8 PM and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A full military service will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

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

Mary C. Shuttleworth Kauffman (March 5, 2014)

Mary C. Shuttleworth Kauffman, age 92, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 9:35 AM with her family. She was born on July 14, 1921 in Indiana to the late Stewart & Annetta Jane (Cupp) Alley.

She is survived by her children, Jim & Evelyn Shuttleworth of Greenville, Dick & Linda Shuttleworth of Ansonia and Sue & Richard Fourman of Greenville; grandchildren, Christina (James) Miller, Cindy Shuttleworth, Holly Shuttleworth, Justin (Krista Fourman) Shuttleworth, Amy (Steve) Judy, Greg Shuttleworth, Julie (Darryl) Monnin, Leah (Pat) Lines and Joe (Heather) Shuttleworth; great grandchildren, Michael, Michelle, Kaylee, Lindsee, Randy, Coltin, Makensy, Cody, Maddy, Lauren, Haley, Clair, Jared, Lily, Emma, Vivian, Mason and Chloe; great great grandchildren, Rylee, Wyatt and Kaysen; brother and sister in law, Harold (June) Alley of Arcanum, Ohio; step sons, Kenny, Larry, Jim and Steve Kauffman; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her 1st husband in 1970, Lester Shuttleworth whom she married in 1939; 2nd husband in 1987, Harry Kauffman whom she married in 1977; sisters, Elizabeth Cox, Verna Reck, Ruby Resor, Reba Lindamood and Catherine Thompson; and step son Ronnie Kauffman.

Mary loved garage sales, flea markets, fishing and shopping. She was on a bowling team in her younger years and was a member of Greenville Grace. Mary enjoyed holidays and birthday parties and most of all spending time with your grandkids and family.

Family will receive friends on Monday, March 10, 2014 from 10-11 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home. There will be a service held on Monday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Danny Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio.

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

Charles “Charlie” Wayne Curtis (March 3, 2014)

Charles “Charlie” Wayne Curtis, age 85, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 at Wayne Hospital in Greenville. He was born October 10, 1928 in Darke Co., Ohio, a son of the late Glen and Eva Elizabeth Curtis.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three children, Alanzo Charles, Anthony Wayne and Angel LoAnn Curtis; 4 brothers and sisters, Treva Klipstine, Opal Koon, Herbert Gene Curtis and Shirley Curtis and 1 grandson, Adam Joseph Rindler.

Charlie is a life time member of the Versailles VFW, the Covington AMVETS, and a member of the Greenville American Legion and a member of the Emmaus New Testament Church.

He is survived by his wife, Violet “Duck” Curtis of Versailles, Ohio; 3 children, Glen R. Curtis of Greenville, Ohio, Trenda (Kenneth Brown) Curtis of Woodington, Ohio and LaDasia (Joe) Rindler of Versailles, Ohio; 6 grandchildren, Chad W. Curtis, NaRyan “Bo” Curtis, Tyler Rindler, Taylor Rindler, Isaiah Curtis and Eva Elizabeth Curtis and 4 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 3 brothers, Arthur (Evelyn) Curtis of Verailles, Ohio, Roger (Pat) Curtis of Greenville, Ohio and Robert Curtis of Ansonia, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30 AM Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Emmaus New Testament Church, 7511 Palestine Union City Road, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Private burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help offset funeral expenses.

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

William “Bill” Hoop (March 2, 2014)

William “Bill” Hoop, age 66 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Sunday March 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center. He was born November 2, 1947 in Buckeye, Arizona the son of Mildred (Roberts) Hoop and the late William G. Hoop.

He served in the United States Navy from 1965 to 1969 on the U.S.S. McCaffery during the Vietnam War. He was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, Greenville V.F.W., American Legion Post 140.

He is preceded in death by his father; brothers: David Hoop, Timothy Hoop.

He is survived by his mother; his wife: Carol (Sander) Hoop; children & spouses: Kim (Hoop) & Preston Fugett, Doug & Cyndi Hoop; grandchildren: Cole Hoop & Fiancé Megan Subler, Clay Hoop, Elise Fugett, & Tyler Fugett; brother & sister in law: Rod & Pam Hoop; sisters & brothers in law: Christine & Dave Jackson, Lisa & Dave Mallory; sister in law: Jill Hoop; & numerous nieces & nephews.

A gathering will be held on Friday March 7, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM followed by a Celebration of Life service at 5:00 PM at St. John Lutheran Church 7418 State Route 121, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Patti Morelock officiating. Burial will take place at a later date with Veterans services provided by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard in St. John Church Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice 1350 North Broadway Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Monday, March 3, 2014

Barbara Elaine Martin (February 27, 2014)

Barbara Elaine Martin, Greenville, died peacefully at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center on February 27, 2014. Born in 1934 in Seattle, Washington, to Glenn Jewett and Geraldine Corbin Jewett.

Survived by her children, Valerie (Steve) Bevelhymer, Melanie (Ken) Jones and Glenn (Michelle) Martin; her grandchildren, Jason Martin, Gregory Martin and Will Martin; brother Glenn “Tony” (Louise) Jewett, half-sisters, Leslie Douglas and Dani Cataline; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband, Harry J. Martin, who brought her to the family farm near Greenville in 1954; Melanie’s children, Nicholas and Nathaniel; and half-brother Jeff Jewett.

Barbara was an accomplished artist who received numerous awards for her artwork and has pieces in collections throughout the country. She ran an art consulting business for many years before turning to the practice of politics. Barbara served on the Board of Elections and as Chair of the Darke County Republican Party. She was a mentor to aspiring politicians and an advisor to many successful campaigns. Her intrepid spirit and love of discovery led to other favorite activities, including international travel, genealogy and journalism. Barbara's philosophy to the end was "lucky me; experiencing this piece of the action...being alive during this time in the life of the universe.”

The family will receive friends at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home (1499 North Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331) on Saturday, March 8th from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Private interment at Greenville Union Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to State of the Heart Hospice (1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331) or Garst Museum (205 N Broadway St, Greenville, OH 45331).

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

Jackie Franklin Maiden (February 25, 2014)

Jackie Franklin Maiden, 80, of Greenville passed away peacefully on February 25, 2014 at Heartland of Greenville. Jackie was born on March 5, 1933 in Richmond, Indiana to the late Avery and Edith (Paxton) Maiden.

Jackie worked at Coca Cola as a custodian during his life. He also served his country honorably in the United States Army.

In addition to his parents, Jackie is preceded in death by his brothers and sisters.

Jackie is survived by a son, Jack Maiden of West Milton; two daughters, Diana and husband Chuck Bingham of Arcanum and Robin and husband Jason Wolfe of Greenville; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Memorial services for Jackie will be held at a later date with the Chaplain Candy Null officiating. Military honors will be held at the time of services. Burial will follow in Earlham Cemetery in Richmond, Indiana. Family request memorial contributions be given to Braund Pope Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

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

Joseph Oswalt (February 22, 2014 )

Infant Joseph Oswalt, of Springfield, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 4:55 AM at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the son of Adam & Kimberly (Hummel) Oswalt of Springfield, Ohio.

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

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

There will be a memorial service held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Tony Miltenberger officiating. Burial will follow in the Teegarden Cemetery, Ansonia, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00-10:30 AM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to HEAL (Help Endure A Loss), Atrium Medical Center Foundation, PO Box 8810, Middletown, Ohio 45042-9813. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Juanita Mae (Henninger) Rice (March 1, 2014)

Juanita Mae (Henninger) Rice, age 95, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2:30 AM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on May 12, 1918 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Roy & Lenna (Judy) Henninger.

Juanita’s children, Pat (Ron) Treadway of Greenville, Sue (Jo) Fourman of Arizona, Gary Rice (Deceased), Nancy (Fred) Smith of Greenville, Carol Partridge (Deceased), Sally Stanley of Elwood, Indiana, and Randy Rice of Arcanum, Ohio; grandchildren, Mike (Susan) Treadway, Steve (Darla) Treadway, Pam Summers, Schuy Fourman, Chris Fourman, David Fourman, Brenda (Chuck) Borgerding, Kathy (Chris) Arden, Ricky Dapore (Deceased), Chellie Young, Angie Young, Bonita (Brett) Sackett, Garrett Stewart, Debbie (Ken) Chalfant, Terry (Ruth) Stanley, Jim (Linda) Stanley, Scott (Cheryl) Stanley, Twila (Wes) Simpson, Cora Rice and Gary Rice; step granddaughters, Kelly (Kent) Warner and Kathy (Dennis) Etter; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; as well as 1 niece and nephew.

She is also preceded in death by her parents and brothers Gerald & Maurice Henninger.

Juanita worked at Rest Haven for 25 years. She enjoyed making and selling doilies.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Keith Gebhart officiating. Burial will follow in the Ithaca Cemetery, Ithaca, 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 Rest Haven Nursing Home Activity Department. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Keith A. Neighbors (February 27, 2014)

Keith A. Neighbors age 46, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:19 A.M. on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at his residence. Keith was born January 29, 1968 in Columbus, Ohio. Keith is the son of Sandra (Dunn) Neighbors of Greenville, Ohio and James Neighbors of Texas.

In addition to his parents, Keith is also survived by his wife, Patricia (Waldon) Neighbors whom he married May 13, 1999; children, Amanda Neighbors of Montezuma, Ohio, Sarah Neighbors at home, Keith J. Neighbors of Celina, Ohio, Aaron Mathews of Greenville, Ohio, Phillip Fetters of Peebles, Ohio and Darrah Fetters of Peebles, Ohio; grandchildren, Jaidyn, Elyssa, Madison and Karrah; and brother, James O. Neighbors, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri.

Keith is preceded in death by his brothers, Bryson Dean Neighbors and Richard Allen Neighbors; sister, Enola Gay Neighbors; maternal grandparents, Helen and Lowell Dunn; and paternal grandparents, William and Bette Neighbors.

Keith is retired from the U.S. Army where he was Sergeant 1st Class.

A celebration of Keith’s life will be held at 6:30 P.M. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the Lighthouse Christian Center 5256 Sebring-Warner Rd. East Greenville with Rev. Hershel Fee officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at the Dayton National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Jackalene D. “Jackie” Minnich (March 1, 2014)

Jackalene D. “Jackie” Minnich age 82, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 2:05 A.M. on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville. Jackie was born August 9, 1931 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Robert R. & Mary C. (Grow) Smith.

Jackie is survived by her children, Steve & Carol Beumer of Holland, Michigan, Kevin & Angela Beumer of Greenville, Ohio, Craig & Tracey Bruns of Greenville, Ohio and Melissa & Kent Wentworth of Greenville, Ohio; grandchildren, Tiffany Beumer and Bonita Wentworth; brother, Charles “Dick” Smith of Versailles, Ohio; sisters, Sue Benzies of Tipp City, Ohio, Joan Brandt of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Norma Jean Clark of Greenville, Ohio and Connie Cottrell of Normal, Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Jackie is also preceded in death by her husband, Berlen G. Minnich; brother, Norman Smith; and sisters, Wanda Bayman, Dorothy Hemmerly and Carol Mae Elson.

Jackie was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Steve Short officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. 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

Paul Wayne Schultz (February 27, 2014)

Paul Wayne Schultz age 88, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 6:14 A.M. on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville. Paul was born November 12, 1925 in Troy, Ohio to the late Otho & Mabel (Snyder) Schultz.

Paul is survived by his wife of 65 years, Donna (Sander) Schultz whom he married October 2, 1948; children, Wayne Allen & Renee Schultz of Nashville, Tennessee, Linda & Dan Curtis of Greenville, Ohio, LuAnn & Mike Boyer of Greenville, Ohio and Mark Schultz of Tipp City, Ohio; grandchildren, Benjamin Schultz, Andrew Schultz, Simon Schultz, Amanda & Justin Hines, Andrea Boyer, Amelia Schultz and Nikolas Schultz; great-grandchildren, Sophia Schultz, Samara Schultz and Maleah Hines; brothers & sisters-in-law, Harold & Thelma Schultz of Versailles and Roy & Carolyn Schultz of Union City, Ohio; sisters & brothers-in-law, Joan McCarter of Bradenton, Florida, Janice & Raymond Turner of Union City, Indiana and Betty & Ira Shafer of Winchester, Indiana; sister-in-law, Betty Schultz Dankworth of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Paul is also preceded in death by his brother, Gale Schultz.

Paul served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Paul was a farmer and factory worker. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Greenville.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at St. John Lutheran Church 7418 State Route 121 North, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Patti Morelock officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Church Cemetery. Military Honors will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. on Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Mary Belle Fleenor (February 25, 2014)

Mary Belle Fleenor age 83, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 5:25 P.M. on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at her residence. Mary was born January 11, 1931 in Trebein, Ohio to the late George & Victoria L. (Butts) Steward.

Mary is survived by her husband of 63 years, Paul Edward Fleenor whom she married February 24, 1951; children, Vicki Witt of Versailles, Ohio, Paula & Dan Varvel of Versailles, Ohio, Paul & Cindy Fleenor, Jr. of Versailles, Ohio, Sandy DeHart of Greenville, Ohio, Patsy Hart of North Carolina and Kelly & Kenny Hill of St. Marys, Ohio; 17 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren; brother & sister-in-law, Bill & Gladys Steward of Spring Valley, Ohio; sisters, Georgia Pitzer of Xenia, Ohio and Jane Swindler of Xenia, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary formerly worked at the Center of Hope Nursing Home in Union City, Ohio where she was the activities director. Mary was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, Christian Women’s Club, My Friends Card Club and Darke County Horseshoe Club where she was President for 10 years.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Harold Liess officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 P.M. in Bellbrook Cemetery in Bellbrook, Ohio with Rev. John Butts officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to the Darke County Horseshoe Club. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Kathleen Patricia Rose (February 23, 2014)

Kathleen Patricia Rose, age 54 of Crawford, TN, passed away on Sun, Feb 23, 2014 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center following a courageous battle with breast cancer. Kathy was born in Cincinnati, OH on March 27, 1959 to David Gail McCoy and the late Candance Newman. Preceding her in death is her sister, Janice Noffsinger and brother, David McCoy. Kathy is survived by her daughter Tina Jay and husband Daron; son Joshua Rose and wife Becky; grandchildren Kallie and Xander; sister, Judy Thacker; brother, Robert McCoy; brother, Ralph McCoy and wife Annette; friend Roger Rose, numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of other family and friends. Services will be held Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2pm at Faith United Methodist Church, 101 E. South St, Arcanum, OH. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Brent E. Schott (February 23, 2014)

Brent E. Schott, 55, of Paulding, OH and formerly of Greenville, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Hospice in Defiance, OH.

He was born August 26, 1958, son of Shirley (Nixon) Jones of Greenville and Edward (Sandra) Schott of Paulding.

Brent had worked for Tip Top Tree Service in Greenville.

In addition to his parents he is survived by a son, Brent, Jr. of Paulding; brothers, Brian, Brad (Jerryl), Barry, all of Greenville, and T.J. (Sarah) Schott of Paulding; and a step sister, Jenny (David) Kruck of Greenville.

He was preceded in death by his step father, Bill N. Jones in 2008, his wife, Margaret (Balogh) Schott in 1995, and a brother, Bruce Schott in 1990.

There will be no services.

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