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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Donald Lynn Nutter (April 28, 2014)

Donald Lynn Nutter, 71, of Greenville, passed away on April 28, 2014 at Brethren Retirement Community. Donald was born on July 28, 1942 in St. Francis, Kansas to the late Robert Bliss and Lois Maxine (Hunt) Nutter.

Donald was a member of Cedar Grove Church. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing.

Donald is survived by his wife, Carol Ann (Cheek) Nutter of Greenville; a son, Raymond and Linda Nutter of Englewood; two daughters, Gatha and Bill Thompson of New Castle, Indian and Debra and Doran Garber of Spokane, Washington; six grandchildren, Sean Haynes, Charity Haynes, Samantha Nutter, Collin Nutter, Eli Garber and Erin Garber; a brother, Vernon and Luella Nutter of McPherson, Kansas; and a sister, Lorita and Frank Thompson of Seneca, Missouri.

Friends and family may visit on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 4 -7 p.m. at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Private services will be held later at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren, 373 Love Rd., New Paris Ohio, 45347 or State of the Heart Hospice with donations being accepted at the funeral home.

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

Monday, April 28, 2014

Alice Mae (Hunt) Garland (April 26, 2014)

Alice Mae (Hunt) Garland, age 70, Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday April 26, 2014 at 4:10 AM at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center. She was born November 2, 1943 in Dayton, Ohio the daughter of the late Early Clay & Grace Helen (Bohanan) Hunt. She was a homemaker and a member of Women of the Moose Lodge # 329 and American Legion Post # 140.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Grandson: CJ; brothers & sisters: Clarence Hunt, Jewel Hunt, Tom Hunt, Clarine Wargo, Pauline Lowery, & Earl Hunt.

She is survived by her husband: Lewis Garland of Greenville; children & spouses: Dan Chapman & Dawn Hope of Greenville, Mary Kniesly & Kenny Carter of Greenville, Ruthlee & Ed Rehmert of Greenville, Charles Chapman of Greenville, & Rusty & Chris Chapman of Powell, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sisters: Juanita Lowe of Dayton, & Leota Kroeger of Illinois; brother: Bob Hunt of Tennessee; close family friend: Karen Sue Schneider; numerous nieces, nephews & friends.

Family will receive friends from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday April 30, 2014 with a short service being held at 7:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Tim Hamilton officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice

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

Carol Ann Frey (April 26, 2014)

Carol Ann Frey, 51 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Saturday April 26, 2014 at Kindred Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. She was born July 19, 1962 in Union City, Indiana the daughter of the late Earl & Duetta (Stump) Hollinger. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, North Star, Ohio.

She is preceded in death by her parents; son: Joel Hollinger; daughter: Lacy Frey.

She is survived by her husband: James Frey of Versailles whom she married May 16, 1987; sister & brother in law: Connie & Dan Billenstein of Rossburg; niece: Kayla Jones.

Services will be held on Wednesday April 30, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church Lutheran Church 13495 Greenville St. Marys Road, North Star, Ohio with Pastor Laura Shreffler officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery, North Star, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday April 29, 2014 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio and 1 hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Osgood Rescue.

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

June A. (Hawlik) Clevenger (April 24, 2014)

June A. (Hawlik) Clevenger, 76, formerly of New Madison and Greenville, passed away late Thursday afternoon, April 24, 2014 at the Covington Care Center in Covington, OH.

She was born October 4, 1937 in Cincinnati, daughter of the late Herschel and Addis (Coe) Hawlik. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Clevenger on February 8, 2000; a son, Gary R. Clevenger on September 16, 2006; and a brother, Herschel Hawlik.

A homemaker, June was a member of the Bible Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children, Jay A. Clevenger of New Madison, Constance A. Stonerock of Greenville, David J. (Debbie) Clevenger of Troy, Lynn M. (Kim Lyons) Berning of Pitsburg, Steven P. Clevenger of Washington, Patty (Brad) Bragg of Union City, IN, and Laura J. Clevenger of Greenville; 16 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; brother, Roger Hawlik of Dallas, TX; a sister, Janice Stiver of Lewisburg, OH; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 29, at the Palestine Cemetery with Pastor Ron Isom officiating.

There will be no public visitation.

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

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

Paul E. Karn (April 23, 2014)

Paul E. Karn, 94, Greenville, passed away at Brethren Retirement Community on April 23, 2014. Paul was born on August 30, 1919 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Hershel and Edna (Royer) Karn.

Paul served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corp. He was a member of Castine Church of the Brethren and American Legion Post #245 in New Madison. Paul had worked for Arcanum -Butler as a custodian and a bus driver. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing.

In addition to his parents, Paul is preceded in death by, two sons, Lewis Hershel Karn and Paul Karn Jr.; four sisters and seven brothers.

Paul is survived by his wife of 64 years, Susie Alice (Baker) Karn of Greenville: three sons, Allen Karn of Arcanum, Gene and Jean Karn of Medway, Ohio, Tom and Carolina Karn of Texas; three daughters, Hazel Meyers of Greenville, Judy and Paul Riner of Indianapolis, and Edie and Rick Detz of Virginia; 18 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and several great, great grandchildren; and a sister, Pauline Johnson of Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Castine Church of the Brethren with Pastor Gary Cloyd officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Ft. Jefferson. Friends and family may visit on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. The family requests memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Larry J. Bey (April 22, 2014)

Larry J. Bey, age 67 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Tuesday April 22, 2014 at 11:10 AM at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. He was born October 8, 1946 in Darke County, Ohio the son of the late Francis X. & Marjorie A. (Berger) Bey. He retired from Daimler Chrylser in Dayton on January 31, 1997 after 30 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greenville Elks Lodge; Greenville Eagles; American Legion Post #140; Greenville Moose Lodge; he loved to hunt, bowl, golf, and play cards.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife: Barbara F. (Lutz) Bey of Greenville whom he married July 17, 1965; children & spouses: Melissa Werling of Greenville, David & Anna Bey of Centerville, Ohio, Kimberly & David Schaefer of Huber Heights, Ohio, Lyndsey Bey of Greenville; grandchildren: Samantha Werling, Alicia Smith, Courtney Schaefer, Annika Bey, Lauren Bey, Christopher Schaefer, Nicholas Schaefer, & Tristan Bey-Russell; great grandchildren: Sofia Smith, & Alexander Smith; brothers & sister in law: Edward & Barbara Bey of Hillsboro, Ohio, Victor Bey of Greenville; sister & brother in law: Christine & Duane Detrick; & numerous nieces & nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 West Third Street, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Fr. John White Celebrant. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday April 28, 2014 and from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Tuesday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home. A Moose Lodge of Sorrow will be held on Monday at 7:45 PM and a Rosary Service will be held at 8:00 PM on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the CJD Foundation 341 W. 38th Street, Suite 501 New York, NY 10018 or a State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Norma E. Eby (April 22, 2014)

Norma E. Eby, 89, of Greenville, passed away April 22, 2014 at Sterling House. She was born October 26, 1924 in Greenville, a daughter of the late Rufus and Pearl (Deeter) Stump.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother.

Norma was a member of the Bible Fellowship Church. She was a faithful wife, loving mother and caring grandmother. She loved her family and devoted her life to tending to the needs of everyone and to spoiling her grandchildren.

She leaves behind her husband of 71 years, Ray Eby, whom she married May 24, 1942; 2 children, Dean (Chris) Eby of Greenville, OH, and Barbara (Ed) Reck of Lancaster, OH; 4 grandchildren, Tricia (Brandon) Fellers of Troy, OH, Kelly (Brian) Freed of Reynoldsburg, OH, Robyn (David Mikesell) Flanery of New Madison, OH and Amy (Jeremy) Lloyd of Lancaster, OH; 7 great grandchildren, Alexia West, Hayley Branch, Michael Fellers, Britney Branch, Macy Fellers, Ethan and Eli Flanery; 2 step-great grandchildren, Lauryn and Grace Lloyd, and one sister, Nola Oler of Greenville, OH; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Norma’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Sterling House for all the loving care they gave to their mother during her time there.

Services will be held at 11 am Friday, April 25, 2014 at the Bible Fellowship Church with Pastor Chris Cobb officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison. The family will be receiving guests from 10 am until the time of service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be given to: Bible Fellowship Church, 7757 Greenville-Celina Rd., Greenville, OH 45331

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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ricky Dwayne Lovell (April 14, 2014)

Ricky Dwayne Lovell, 65, of Richmond, Indiana passed away at his residence on April 14, 2014. Ricky was born on September 9, 1948 in Crawfordsville, Indiana to the late Lewis K. Lovell K. and Betty K. (Abney) Lovell.

Ricky served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corp. He loved to fish, hint and spend time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Blines) Lovell; son, Brian Cohen; daughters, Dawn Lovell, Cassie Patton and April Pfoust; grandchildren, Erin, Amilia, Brylee, Logan and Braden; a brother, Randy Largent and his dog Lucy Lu.

A celebration of life veterans service will be held at a later date. Family request memorial contributions be given to Reid Hospice in Richmond.

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

Gerald E. “Jerry” Williams (April 20, 2014)

Gerald E. “Jerry” Williams, age 79 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 1:55 P.M. Sunday April 20, 2014 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center Greenville, Ohio. Jerry was born May 23, 1934 in Plain City, Ohio and the son of the late Leland and Eleanor (Bishop) Williams.

He retired in 1989 following a 35 year career with American Aggregates Corporation where he held the position as Safety Director and Workers Comp Administrator.

Jerry was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greenville, a 50 +year member of the Plain City Masonic Lodge, had been an active horseshoe pitcher and involved in bringing the World Horseshoe Tournament to Greenville several years ago. Also enjoyed playing golf and working outside in the garden.

He is survived by his wife Roberta M. (Hobbs) Williams of Greenville. They were married June 27, 1964. Also by his brother Elwood Williams of Plain City and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday April 24, 2014 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Gerald Steele officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in the funeral home. There will be a Masonic Memorial Service held at 7:45 P.M. Wednesday by the Greenville Masonic Lodge.

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

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

Shirley Ann Cordonnier (April 15, 2014)

Shirley Ann Cordonnier age 71, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 11:04 A.M. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville. Shirley was born November 24, 1942 in Miami County, Ohio to the late Joseph M. & Luella J. (Bulcher) Berger.

Shirley is survived by her husband, LeRoy C. Cordonnier whom she married May 30, 1962; children, Mark & Lisa Cordonnier of Versailles, Steve & Judy Cordonnier of Versailles, Deborah & Todd Barga of Versailles and Kevin & Tina Cordonnier of Versailles; grandchildren, Scott & Mandy Christy, Megan & Zac Amand, Kelsey Cordonnier, Nate Cordonnier, Stephanie Cordonnier, Alex Cordonnier, Sarah Cordonnier, Adam Cordonnier, Austin Barga, Josie Barga, Seth Barga, Ashlyn Cordonnier, Taylor Cordonnier, Lily Cordonnier and Zach Cordonnier; great-grandchildren, Caleb & Abigail Christy; sisters & brother-in-law, Joan & Carl Langenkamp of Yorkshire and Marilyn Petitjean of Yuma, Arizona; sister-in-law, Debbie Berger of Beavercreek; brothers-in-law, Dennis Cordonnier of Ft. Loramie, Eugene & Vicky Cordonnier of Russia and Donald & Jean Cordonnier of Piqua; sisters-in-law, JoAnn & John Covelli of Sidney, Kathleen & George Subler of Versailles and Marleen & Tom Hemmelgarn of Russia; numerous nieces & nephews; and many great friends in Versailles and Yuma, Arizona where they wintered.

In addition to her parents, Shirley is also preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Berger; and a brother-in-law, Denis Petitjean.

Shirley retired from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Greenville where she was a Deputy Registrar. She formerly worked at the Versailles Policy. Shirley was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles where she formerly served on the Parish Council and was a Lay Distributor. Shirley formerly served as a volunteer of the Versailles Life Squad, former Cub Scout Den Mother, former Girl Scout Brownie Leader, and formerly coached girls youth softball. Shirley loved crocheting and traveling.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Ron Haft celebrant and Rev. Deacon Andrew Cordonnier. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Monday from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to Versailles Emergency Medical Services. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Mary Catherine Wilson (April 15, 2014)

Mary Catherine Wilson, 86, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away Tuesday morning, April 15, 2014 at Oakley Place in Greenville.

She was born July 26, 1927, in Greenville, daughter of the late Harold Lehman and Edna Marie (McCabe) Wilson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Ethel Marie (Wilson) and Fred Stephan; a niece, Connie Fetzer; and a nephew, Ronald Stephan.

Mary Catherine had owned and operated the former Brateman's Women Wear in Greenville from 1977 to 1990. A 1945 graduate of Greenville High School, she was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville, and the Business Professional Woman Association in which she had served as president, Darke County Republican Party in which she was named Republican of the Year in 2002. She was also a member of the Ft. Greenville D.A.R., the Darke County McGuffie Club, Rebekah Lodge #266, the Darke County Chamber of Commerce having served on the Board of Directors, and she loved to play the organ.

Mary Catherine was the first write-in candidate to win election to the Greenville City Council in 1983. She had authored a book called "Broadway Memories". In retirement, she loved to travel and take bus trips.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Carol A. (Mike) Denton of Lynn, IN, James Fetzer of Clarkston, MI, Jackie Stephan of Lynn, IN; and great nieces and nephews, Lanett, Jerimy, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Aaron; great great nieces, Morgan and Kaibre; a very good friend, Norma Knick; and several cousins and close friends.

Services will be held Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, OH with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. till the time of service. The family request that memorial contribution be given to either the St. Paul's Lutheran Church or State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Hobart L. Gilbert (April 15, 2014)

Hobart L. Gilbert age 73, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:35 A.M. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at his residence. Hobart was born April 30, 1940 in Evarts, Kentucky to the late Cecil Gilbert & Dorothy (Bunch) Gilbert Owens.

Hobart is survived by his companion, Jane Ganger of Greenville, Ohio; children, Jackie Jackson of Greenville, Ohio, Tony Gilbert of Union City, Ohio, Terry Gilbert of Greenville, Ohio, Bobby Gilbert of Greenville, Ohio and Toby Gilbert of Greenville, Ohio; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary Lou Summers of Greenville, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, Hobart is also preceded in death by his wife, Lorene (Campbell) Gilbert in 1994.

Hobart served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1975 during the Vietnam War. Hobart retired from Fram Corporation in Greenville. Hobart was a life member of the Greenville V.F.W. and member of the Greenville American Legion.

A celebration of Hobart’s Life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at the Greenville V.F.W. 219 North Ohio Street Greenville. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Valerie G. (Prim) Jones (April 11, 2014)

Valerie G. (Prim) Jones, 58, of Greenville, went to be with her Savior on April 11, 2014 at her residence. Valerie was born on September 23, 1955 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Lester and Doris (Rudolph) Prim.

Valerie enjoyed being a homemaker during her life. Her passions included Bible studies, praise and worship, reading books, being a caretaker and encouraging people. Valerie was a great writer and loved to laugh. Her greatest joys were spending time with family.
In addition to her parents, Valerie is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth "Ken" Jones who passed away on October 29, 1996; a brother, Byron Prim and an infant sister, Gloria May Prim.

Valerie is survived by a son, Adam Jones of Greenville; two daughters, Mandy Jones of Arcanum and Molly Jones of Greenville; three grandchildren, Brooklynn, Cheyenne and Michael Buteau of Arcanum; two brothers, Randy Prim of Ft. Meyers, Florida, Jerry and Lori Leigh Prim of Kissimmee, Florida; three sisters, Wanda and Bill Gilbert of Cape Coral, Florida, Melody and Phillip Rike of West Milton, Ohio and Lori and Ken Moyer of Quakertown, Pennsylvania; as well as several nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM at Lighthouse Christian Center in Greenville with Rev. Hershel Fee officiating. Friends and family may visit prior to the service from 10:00 AM - noon. Burial will follow in the Greenville-Union Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions be given to the funeral home to assist with the arrangements.

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

William L. “Bill” Holmes Sr. (April 12, 2014)

William L. “Bill” Holmes Sr., age 77, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on November 1, 1936 in Battle Creek, Michigan, to the late Halford & Irene (Eubank) Holmes.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years Titia Rose (Smith) Holmes of Greenville; children, Joyce (Keith) Thwaits of Greenville, William “Bill” (Lori) Holmes Jr. of Sebring, Florida, John (Marcia) Holmes Sr. of Fairborn, Ohio, and Jayne (Roger) Cassel of Kettering, Ohio; grandchildren, Kelly (Matt) Carter, John (Britni) Holmes Jr., Amy (Michael) Cost, Stephanie (Matt) Maupin, Stacey (Matt) Mills, Nic (Taylor Hamlin) Cassel, Jeffrey (Rachel) Holmes, Jennifer (Jerome Dotson) Holmes and Breanna Cassel and 8 great grandchildren.

Bill worked at McClains Inc. and retired from Westlake Supply. He was an auxiliary member of the Greenville Fire Department, a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Greenville and was treasurer for 21 years of the Central Western Fireman’s Association.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the First Church of the Nazarene, 7584 Ohio 118, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Wayne Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11 AM until the time of the service at church. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to the First Church of the Nazarene, Greenville, Ohio.

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

Collette S. Weaver (April 11, 2014)

Collette S. Weaver age 60, of New Bremen, Ohio passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 in Greenville, Ohio. Collette was born August 29, 1953 in Greenville, Ohio to John & Marybel (Schlecty) Weaver of Versailles, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, Collette is also survived by her brother & sister-in-law, Tim & Kristin Weaver of Versailles, Ohio; sisters & brother-in-law, Jill Brown of Houston, Texas and Beth & Clayton Watkins on Wheaton, Illinois; and nieces and nephews, Alex Weaver, Molly Weaver, Tim Weaver, Sam Brown, John Brown, William Watkins and Olivia Watkins.

Collette was a member of Living Hope Assembly of God in St. Marys, Ohio. Collette was a graduate of Versailles High School, Miami University and member of Gamma Phi Beta.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Versailles Christian Church 105 West Ward Street, Versailles with Rev. John Nunnally officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles and Monday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Auglaize Mercer Counties YMCA. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Vicki S. Mills (April 11, 2014)

Vicki S. Mills, age 47 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 3:02 A.M. Friday April 11, 2014 at Heartland of Greenville. She was born May 4, 1966 in Bluffton, Indiana and the daughter of Bobby Fisher of Brownwood, Texas and the late Yvonne Marie “Bonnie” (Mittlestedt) Fisher.

Survivors in addition to her father are her children Rebecca Hoff, Amanda Mills and Jeff Mills all of Greenville; grandchildren Elizabeth Nickson, Skylynn Mills, Autumn Marie Mills and Bentley Houck; brother David Alan Fisher of Dayton; sister Deanna Fisher Burdsall of Floyds Knobs, Indiana and numerous nieces.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday April 15, 2014 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with burial following in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 9:30 A.M. until time of the services in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the family to help defray funeral expenses.

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

Thelma L. (Foureman) Pilcher (April 6, 2014)

Thelma L. (Foureman) Pilcher, 88, of Thornton, CO, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton.

She was born October 18, 1925 in Darke County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Howard L. and Carrie Ann (Wogoman) Foureman. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Merrill Pilcher; sister, Bernice Behrens; and a brother, Warren D. Foureman.

Thelma was a homemaker. She attended Oakland School through the 8th grade and graduated from the old Franklin High School in 1943.

She is survived by her sons, Brian and Richard Pilcher of Thornton, CO; brother, Floyd E. (Betty M.) Foureman of Greenville, OH; sister, Elizabeth J. Runion of Houston, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends, Wednesday, April 16, from 10 - 11am, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home, one hour prior to the service.

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

Terence Joseph Schwanitz (April 10th, 2014)

Terence Joseph Schwanitz, 85, having fought a long and courageous battle, passed away at home in Greenville, Ohio on the morning of April 10th, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born May 26th, 1928 in Port Austin, Michigan, son of the late George and Mae (Clancy) Schwanitz, on the family farm and was the third of six children.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ellen Heyboer, and two brothers, George "Bud" Schwanitz and Patrick Schwanitz. He was a 1946 graduate of Bad Axe High School in Bad Axe, Michigan, attended Wayne State University in Detroit and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Judy (Yaroch) Schwanitz; his six children, Gary (Sharon) Schwanitz of Troy; Jan Teaford of Greenville; Dan (Paula) Schwanitz of Greenville; Neil (Ging) Schwanitz of Marshall Islands; Beth (Bill) VanKirk of Kansas; and Tina (Jeff) Waltke of Georgia; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph (Barb) Schwanitz and Mike Schwanitz of Michigan; brothers in-law and sisters-in- law Rich (Alice) Yaroch and Larry (Florence) Yaroch of Michigan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He started his career as a tool and die maker for Hall Lamp in Detroit. He was an engineer with Jervis, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and then went on to become the Manufacturing Engineering Manager at Sheller Globe Corporation in Union City, Indiana, and the Chief Product Engineer at Siegel-Robert, Inc. in St. Louis.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Parish, the Knights of Columbus, and the Greenville Elks. More than anything, he loved his wife and family. He was a devoted and amazing husband, father, and grandfather. Despite many years of declining health, he never lost his sense of humor.

Before he left this world, he asked that we thank everyone who touched his life and made his journey easier. Thank you for the kindness, prayers, and the love shown to him and his family.

A Memorial Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10:30 A.M. Monday April 14, 2014 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 West Third St., Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Father John R. White celebrating. There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio

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

Stanley L. Johnson (April 9, 2014)

Stanley L. Johnson, age 86, of Arcanum, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 2:40 a.m. at Oakley House in Greenville, Ohio. He was born on December 19, 1927, in Preble County, Ohio, to the late James & Lora (Stover) Johnson.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Howdieshell Burns) Johnson, of Arcanum, Ohio, whom he married on March 6, 1976; daughter, Sandra (Joe) Thomas of Arcanum, Ohio; son, Michael (Brenda) Johnson of West Manchester, Ohio; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; stepdaughter, Sherry (Steve) Hubler; stepsons, Kent Burns, Kris (Shelley) Burns, and Kraig Burns; ten step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother Kenneth Johnson.

Stanley was a farmer for 30 years and also a bus driver for Arcanum Butler Local Schools for 26 years. He attended Castine Church of the Brethren and loved camping and traveling.

Services will be held Monday, April 14, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Castine Church of the Brethren with Pastor ¬Gary Cloyd officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenmound Cemetery, New Madison, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Sunday, April 13, 2014, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, as well as from 10-10:30 a.m. at the church of Monday.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to the Arcanum Rescue Squad.

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

Walter M. “Wally” Day (April 9, 2014)

Walter M. “Wally” Day age 77, of Union City, Indiana passed away at 10:55 A.M. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at his residence. Wally was born April 9, 1937 in Buffalo, New York to the late Vernon “Bud” & Catherine (Sutter) Day.

Wally is survived by his wife, Paula (McEldowney) Day whom he married October 21, 2006; sons & daughters-in-law, Jeffrey & Kress Day of Hamburg, New York and Scott & Nichole Day of Orchard Park, New York; step daughter, Carrie Clemons of Union City, Indiana; and 10 grandchildren.

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

Wally served in the U.S. Army in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a retired restaurant manager.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Dennis Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles with Military Honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 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

Larry Eugene Duke (March 19, 2014)

Larry Eugene Duke, 66, of Cincinnati, passed away on March 19, 2014 at the Dayton Veterans hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Larry was born on July 1, 1947 in Paoli, Indiana to the late Walter and Virginia (Shenkle) Duke.

Larry was a Bio Tech at the Veterans Administration and served his country honorably in the United Stated Navy.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Eugenia.

Larry is survived by his brothers, Jack Duke and Carol Huntington of Greenville, Ohio, Jerry Duke and wife Dee of Somerset, Kentucky, Charlie Duke of Marengo, Indiana and a half brother, James Thobe of Gettysburg, Ohio.

A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, April 18, 2014, 6 PM at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison, Ohio with Rev. Eric Fee officiating.

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

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Rhonda Schulte (April 8, 2014)

Rhonda Schulte
Born: May 22, 1959
Date of Death: April 8, 2014

Services:  Friday, April 11, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Braund Pope Funeral Home

Melvin L. Gehron (April 6, 2014)

Melvin L. Gehron, 78, of New Weston, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Heartland of Greenville.

He was born March 26, 1936 in Darke County, Ohio, son of the late Daniel W. and Anna May (Gause) Gehron. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Marie E. (Rose) Gehron who passed away August 29, 2004; and a sister, Bernice Rhodes.

Melvin was retired from Corning of Greenville and New Idea of Coldwater. He had served in the Korean War while in the Army. He was a member of the American Legion of North Star, North Star Fire Department and Corning retirees.

He is survived by his children, Jeff Gehron of Celina, Bonnie Gehron of Laura, Phil Gehron of North Star; grandchildren, Jennifer (Thom) Hensley of Union City, OH, Jessica Gehron of Flint, MI, Matthew Moehl of Greenville, Jeanelle Gehron of Union City, OH; great grandson, Ethan Moehl; sisters, Corda Leeper of North Star, Margaret Miles of Greenville; and a brother, Willard (Karen) Gehron of North Star.

Services with full military honors by the Greenville Honor Guard will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, April12, 2014 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Scott Trittschuh officiating. Burial will follow in Ansonia Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday 1 hour prior to service.

The family request that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home to defray funeral expenses.

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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Margaret Evelyn Hile (April 6, 2014)

Margaret Evelyn Hile, age 101, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 9:15 AM at the Versailles Health Care Center in Versailles, Ohio. She was born on August 14, 1912 in Liberty Township, Darke County, Ohio, to the late Joseph C. & Bessie E. (Harding) Ross.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Otis Ira Hile whom she married on June 28, 1933; brothers, E. Mac, Homer, Carl “W.C.”, Herman and Harding Ross.

Margaret is a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church. She retired as a Government Egg Grader for Versailles Egg Auction (Poultry Producers) as well as a homemaker.

There will be a service held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service. 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 the Greenville American Legion Post #140.

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

David Neil Deardourff (April 3, 2014)

David Neil Deardourff, age 78 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Thursday April 3, 2014 at 9:15 AM at his residence. He was born July 30, 1935 in Greenville, Ohio the son of the late David & Ella (McGreevey) Deardourff. He was a member of the Greenville Elks; Greenville Moose Lodge; Greenville Eagles; & the American Legion.

There will be no services. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

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

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bob White (April 3, 2014)

Bob White, 76, of Greenville, passed away Thursday morning, April 3, 2014 at his residence.

He was born March 16, 1938 in Logan, WV, son of the late Ray and Estie (Hager) White. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother and 2 sisters.

Bob had retired from the former Valor Enterprises where he had worked a sales representative. He was a veteran of the US Navy and was a member of the Elk’s, Eagle’s, Moose, Greenville Masonic Lodge #143, Scottish Rite and the Darke County Shrine Club.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sondra K. (Shiverdecker) White, whom he married September 27, 1980; children, Michelle (Scott) Ritchie, Carl (Tina) Hoskins, Tracy (John) Schmidt, Roberta White, and Chuck White; grandchildren, Evan, Scotty, Heather, Jessica, Tricia, Courtney, Tiffany, Isaac, and David.

A Masonic memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

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

Dorthea Faye Cook (March 31, 2014)

Dorthea Faye Cook, 88, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014 at her home in Matlacha, Florida.

She was born February 7, 1926 in Greenville, OH, daughter of the late Chester and Gennieve Mong. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husbands, Chalmer Clawson and Ray Cook, brothers, LaDon Mong, Morris Mong; sisters, Cathryn Byrne, and Jennetta Stockslager; and a nephew, Donnie Mong.

She is survived by her nephews, Ronald Mong of Upper Sandusky, OH, Mikel Byrne, Middlesboro, KY, John Stockslager, Harold Stockslager both of Greenville, OH, Phillip Stockslager of Nashville, TN; and a niece, Janet Hunley of Indianapolis, IN.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 7, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Tony Hunley, Faye's great nephew, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Lee Elsass (March 27, 2014)

Lee Elsass, age 80 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:10 P.M. Thursday March 27, 2014 at the Miami Valley Hospital Dayton, Ohio. He was born June 1, 1933 in Clarksville, Ohio and the son of the late Harry John and Ava Della (Bagford) Elsass.

Lee was retired following a 33 year career as an Elementary School Principal and teacher. He also had served in the military during peacetime, a member of the St. John Lutheran Church, Elk’s Lodge and a Lifetime member of the Optimist Club, all of Greenville and a member of the Ohio and Darke County Retired Teachers Association.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Barbara (Wilt) Elsass October 5, 2013. They were married August 25, 1957.

Lee is survived by his children Lorri (Jeff) Shoop of Greenville, Larry Elsass of Margate, Florida and Lowell Elsass of Greenville; grandchildren Krystin, Lyndsey and Conner Elsass, Dirk Shoop; great grandchildren Lexi and Lucas Shoop; sister Helen Burden of Sidney, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday April 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the St. John Lutheran Church 7418 State Route 121-N. Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Patti Morlock officiating. Private burial will be held in the St. John Church Cemetery. The will be no public visitation.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to St. John Lutheran Church of Greenville, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society 4440 Lake Forest Dr., Suite 120 Cincinnati, Ohio 45242, or the Cancer Association of Darke County.

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

Gary Duane Fox Sr. (March 26, 2014)

Gary Duane Fox Sr., age 64 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away at 11:15 P.M. Wednesday March 26, 2014 at the Dayton Veteran’s Administration Hospice Unit Dayton, Ohio. He was born April 12, 1949 in Greenville, Ohio and the son of the late Robert and Isabelle (Brown) Fox.

Gary was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a former member of the Arcanum V.F.W.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son Nathan Fox.

Gary is survived by his children Sherry Corzine of Cincinnati, Ohio; Gary Duane Fox Jr. of Dowling, Michigan and Tom Fox of Greenville; grandchildren Terra, Josh, Bryant, Jordan and Darrell; brother Richard Fox of Greenville; sisters Deb Netzley and Diane Nestor both of Greenville; special friend Roberta Shope of Arcanum and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday March 31, 2014 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with burial following in the Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 9:30 A.M. until time of the services in the funeral home.

Full Military Honors will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard at the funeral home Monday morning.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the funeral home to help defray funeral expenses.

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