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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Norma I. (Schlechty) Hembree (October, 17 2015)

Norma I. (Schlechty) Hembree, 67, of Palestine, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on October, 17 2015 in Plant City, Florida. Norma was born on May 2, 1948 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Bobby and Mabel (Waymire) Schlechty.

Norma graduated from West Mont High School. She was a member of the Palestine Church of Christ. Norma worked as a sales associate at Walmart. She enjoyed camping, stain glass, garage sales, her garden, but mostly spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Norma is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Hembree.

Norma is survived by a son, Jesse Sleppy of Columbus, Ohio; daughter, Jeanna (Sleppy) and husband Mike Bragg of Palestine, Ohio; grandchildren, Brandon Parrish and Tyler Bragg; brother, Duane and wife Marcia Schlechty of Palestine; sister, Roberta Clayton of Greenville; numerous step children, numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren as well as many extended family members.

A celebration of Norma's life will be held at 3 PM, Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Palestine Church of Christ in Palestine, Ohio with the Rev. Mike Simmons officiating. Family and friends may visit from 1 - 3 PM, also at the church. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery. Family request memorial contributions be given to the Palestine Church of Christ or a breast cancer foundation of your choice.

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

Betty E. (Teaford) Lindley (October 18, 2015)

Betty E. (Teaford) Lindley, 91, of Greenville and formerly of Union City, Indiana, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Betty was born on July 14, 1924 to the late Elbert and Nola (Teaford) Teaford.

Betty was a homemaker during her life. She was very involved in the American Legion Post #158 and the Union City Eagles Lodge #2709. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.

In addition to her parents, Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Lindley, who passed away in 2000 and two sisters.

Betty is survived by two sons, Dan and Debra Lindley of Sheldon, Vermont and Larry Lindley of Union City, Indiana; one daughter, Judy and Scott Jett of Santa Cruz, California; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Braund Pope
Funeral Home in New Madison with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Family and friends may visit from 12 - 1 PM also at the funeral home Burial will follow in the St. Johns Cemetery, Palestine, Ohio. The family request memorial contributions be given to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aide Fund or State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Betty M. Beard (October 18, 2015)

Betty M. Beard age 87, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:20 A.M. on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Heartland of Greenville. Betty was born June 19, 1928 in Greenville to the late Arthur O. & Edna (McClain) Lehman.

Betty is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Marsha & Jack Baker of Greenville; daughter-in-law, Barbara Beard of Greenville; grandchildren, Michelle & Nate Stephenson, John Paul & Sarah Beard, Jeremy & Renee Jontz and Chris Jontz; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert D. Lehman of Florida, Frances Falknor of Wisconsin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Betty was also preceded in death by her husband, John Junior Beard on October 25, 2008 whom she married August 24, 1946; son, J. Michael “Mike” Beard on September 12, 2013; daughter, Sharon Beard in infancy; and brothers, Charles B., Melvin L. & Ray Lehman.

Betty was a homemaker. She was a member of Stelvideo Christian Church where she belonged to the Ladies Aid of the church. Betty was a former Girl Scout and 4-H Leader.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Friday, October 23, 2015 at Zechar Bailey funeral home with Rev. Tracy Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington. The family will receive friends on Friday from 11:00 to 12:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Tom J. Flatter (October 17, 2015)

Tom J. Flatter, 68, of Greenville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 17, 2015. He was born on January 29, 1947 to the late Francis and Hazel (Hangen) Flatter.

Tom worked for Norcole in Covington, Ohio for 17 years. He loved to fish, hunt trap and bowl. He love his hound dogs.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Glenna Marker.

Tom is survived by his brother, David Flatter of Greenville, Ohio

A celebration of life service will be held at 4 PM on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 1234 Null Drive, Wayne Lakes, Greenville, Ohio. Family request you bring a lawn chair to the service.

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

Antoinette Marie Bootier (October 16, 2015)

Anne Bootier, 97, originally of Saratoga Springs, NY, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 16, 2015. Wife of Harold Lee Bootier Sr. (d. 1993) for 54 years, Anne is survived by her sisters Jean Brooks and Sally Van Orden, and brother Emmanuel “Gus” Agosta Jr. as well as her 5 children; Mary Lamb (husband Frances), Carol Leonard (husband James), Harold “Bud” Bootier Jr. (wife Karen), Karen Akers (husband Paul), and Peter Bootier. She is also survived by her 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren in addition to several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister Helen O’Connell and her brothers Richard and Louis Agosta.

Harold and Anne retired to Florida in 1980 from upstate New York. In recent years Anne spent a great deal of time working with the children at Emmaus Learning Center in Greenville, Ohio, which she greatly enjoyed.

A prolific knitter, Anne never let her age slow her down, taking up painting at 93 and learning to use an iPad at 95. She faced every challenge with the attitude of “I can try” and she passed that persevering spirit on to her children.

A funeral service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the Brethren Retirement Community Chapel 750 Chestnut Street in Greenville with Pastor Jim Leonard and Pastor John Glenn officiating. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the chapel. Burial will be St. Peter’s Cemetery in Saratoga Springs, New York. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Senior Fit Center at the Brethren Retirement Community, 750 Chestnut Street, Greenville, OH 45331. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

David Lee Peck (October 17, 2015)

David Lee Peck age 50, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:49 P.M. on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. David was born June 6, 1965 in Key West, Florida to Beverly S. (Baker) Peck Miller of Greenville and the late Ralph Edward Peck Jr.

In addition to his mother, David is also survived by his step-father, Marvin Miller of Greenville; brothers, Steve & Elaine Peck of Versailles and Michael (Peck) Scott & Timothy Becker of Arcanum; step-brother, Doug I. & Patty Miller of Gettysburg; maternal grandmother, Lola E. Baker of Greenville; and significant other, Connie Tuttle of Greenville.

In addition to his father, David was also preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Everett L. Baker; and paternal grandparents, Ralph Edward & Ruby Peck Sr.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Zechar Bailey funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Darke County Recovery Services. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Shirley M. Byram (October 17, 2015)

Shirley M. Byram age 80, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:50 A.M. on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville. Shirley was born May 8, 1935 in Montgomery County, Ohio to the late James Leonard & Mary A. (Longcreek) Davis.

Shirley is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, David & Susi Byram of Greenville; daughter-in-law, Roxann Byram of Greenville; grandchildren, Matthew Byram, Kaley Byram and Addison Byram; brother, Richard Davis of Dayton; sister-in-law, Barbara Davis of Tipp City; life-long friend, Bertha Hildebrand of Greenville; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was also preceded in death by her husband, William Dwight Byram; son, Alan J. Byram; and sister, Clara Christie.

Shirley attended the Coletown School District 10 for 8 years and graduated from Greenville High School in 1953. Shirley was a private secretary at Cassel Insurance for 6 years, former owner of Byram’s Garage & Sohio Station and manager of Byram’s Park. Shirley also worked at Sheller Globe in Union City, Indiana. Shirley was a member of Coletown Congregational Christian Church and Ladies Aid, V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary #1830, Sugarvalleyettes Card Club, charter member of Annie Oakley Campers Club and life member of the National Ladies Auxiliary to WWI Ohio 1830.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Coletown Congregational Christian Church 2876 St. Rt. 571 West Greenville with Pastor Eric Knight and Rev. Debbie Ross officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Coletown Congregational Christian Church.Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Bernice A. Powers (October 12, 2015)

Bernice A. Powers, 81, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away Monday morning, October 12, 2015 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.

She was born December 1, 1933, a daughter of the late Clarence and Mary (Leevally) Dill. In addition to her parents, Bernice was preceded in death by her first husband, William Powers; second husband, Robert Clawson; her daughter, Artalee Williams; one brother and three sisters.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ellen Emrick of Union City, Ohio and Carolyn May Blakeley of Rossburg, Ohio; two grandchildren; and two sisters.

Private graveside services were held at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home serving the family.

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

Gene R. Magoto (October 16, 2015)

Gene R. Magoto, 72, of Greenville, Ohio, formerly of Rossburg, passed away Friday, October 16, 2015 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.
He was born November 18, 1942 in Darke County, Ohio, a son of the late Ralph and Marie (Neuman) Magoto.

Gene was a farm hand on Kremer Farms for over 40 years. He loved old tractors and would attend all the shows he could.

He is survived by his siblings, John Magoto of Union City, Ohio, Jerry Magoto of Rossburg, Ohio, Mary Lacy of Rossburg, Ohio, Ralph (Betty) Magoto of Ansonia, Ohio, Michael Magoto of Rossburg, Ohio, Eva Fisher of Sidney, Ohio and Ronald Magoto of Rossburg, Ohio.

Services will be held at 10 A.M. Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Randy Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Ansonia Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 5 – 7pm. The family request that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway St., Greenville, Ohio 45331

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

Paul Richard Sharp (October 17, 2015)

Paul Richard Sharp age 75, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 5:57 A.M. on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Victory Ridge Hospice Center at the Dayton VA Medical Center. Paul was born March 5, 1940 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Paul E. & Armella E. (Schuh) Sharp.

Paul is survived by his sons & daughter-in-law, Nathan & Veronica Sharp of Austin, Texas, Justin Knowlden of Brooklyn, New York and Christian Sharp of Greenville; grandchildren, Ilina Sharp, Jacqueline Sharp, Paul Gabriel Sharp and Paris Gibson; brother & sister-in-law, Bob & Ginny Sharp of Beavercreek; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Paul was also preceded in death by a sister, Jean Caprul.

Paul served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

The family would like to thank the staff at Victory Ridge and the Dayton VA Medical Center for their wonderful care.

A graveside service will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Greenville Cemetery in the old section with Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Victory Ridge Hospice Center at the Dayton VA Medical Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Norma J. Unland (October 16, 2015)

Norma J. Unland age 85, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 2:42 A.M. on Friday, October 16, 2015 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Norma was born February 17, 1930 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Bernard & Ruby E. (Ashman) Swank.

Norma is survived by her children, Rick Macci and Toni Wombold (Ken); step son, Jerry Unland (Ron Gibson); grandchildren, Kelli Marsh (TJ), Lisa, Farrah and Ginger Macci; step-grandchildren, Terri Mossbrucker (Mike), Tonda Mucho (Scott), Troy Unland (Donna), Angela Petrisin (Jim), Troy Wombold and Angie Hughes (Wayne); great-granddaughter, Lexi Marsh; 13 step great grandchildren and 5 step great-great grandchildren; and sisters, Linda Deeter of Greenville and Cheryl Denlinger of Englewood.

In addition to her parents, Norma was also preceded in death by her 1st husband, Sante V. Macci in 1967; 2nd husband, Jack “Red” Leon Unland on August 22, 2015; step sons, Jack Eugene and Joe Unland; step grandson, Todd Leon Unland; brother, Steve Swank; and sisters, Joanne Lear and Beverly Swank.

Norma retired in 1986 from Fram Corporation in Greenville. Norma was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Greenville.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Patti Morlock officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Miami Memorial Park in Covington. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church or State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Friday, October 16, 2015

Harry “Junior” Varvel (October 15, 2015)

Harry “Junior” Varvel age 88, of Greenville and formerly of Coldwater passed away at 10:30 P.M. on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at his residence. Junior was born June 29, 1927 in Wilmington, Ohio to the late Vernon & Amanda (Butts) Varvel.

Junior is survived by his sons, Thomas Varvel of Greenville and Steve Varvel of Greenville; daughters, Connie Allread of Greenville, Sharon Adams of Union City, Ohio and Sandy Comer of Greenville; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; brother, Larry Varvel of Union City, Ohio; sister, Patty Louk of Winchester, Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Junior was preceded in death by his 1st wife, June C. (Stephens) Varvel on June 14, 1990; 2nd wife, Effie (Fifer) Schwieterman Varvel on April 20, 2014; son, David Varvel; sons-in-law, Wayne “Red” Adams and Don Comer; great-granddaughter, Danielle Allread; brothers, William, Ralph, James, Virgil, Raymond, Newton, Melvin and Terry Varvel; and sisters, Loretta Varvel, Ruth Rench, Marie Grillot, Hazel Lewis, Betty Conrad and Barbara Melling.

Junior retired from General Motors with 30 years of service. He was a member of the Greenville Moose and Eagles.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Randy Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 12:00 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

Amanda JoAnn Grossi (October 12, 2015)

Amanda JoAnn Grossi, 30, of Greenville, passed away unexpectedly on October 12, 2015 at Wayne Healthcare in Greenville. Amanda was born on November 11, 1984 to Cliff Davis.

She is a 2003 graduate of Kenton High School. Amanda enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews, and playing video games.

In addition to her father, Amanda is survived by her husband, Anthony Grossi of Greenville; a son, Scott Grossi of Greenville; in laws, James and Diana Daniels of Oxnard, California; a brother, Andrew Minyoung of Bradenton, Florida; sisters, Alisha and Randy Storer of Cridersville, Ohio and Austin Sprunger of Raleigh, North Carolina; nieces, Leah and Amelia Storer and Star and Lilly Minyoung; nephews, Landen and Avery Storer and Jareth and Shane Minyoung; and numerous friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison with Rev. Mard Burd and Rev. Michael Fisher officiating. The family request memorial contributions be given to her son, Scott, to help with his Washington DC school trip. Donations are being accepted at the funeral home.

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

Rick Lee Smith (October 14, 2015)

Rick Lee Smith age 61, of Gettysburg passed away at 6:20 P.M. on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in Gettysburg. Rick was born March 15, 1954 in Greenville, Ohio to Vivian (Hardy) Smith of Greenville and the late James O. Smith.

In addition to his mother, Rick is also survived by his wife, Tresia (Hartzell) Smith whom he married June 28, 1997; daughter, Terri Razzano of Jackson Center; step daughter & step son-in-law, Stephanie & Dan Cunningham of Greenville; grandchildren, Katlynn Daugherty, Zoe Razzano and Bing Cunningham; sister & brother-in-law, Michelle & Greg Mader of Greenville; niece, Meagan Mader; nephew, Justin Mader; and father-in-law & mother-in-law, Buck & Paulette Hartzell of Union City, Indiana.

Rick worked at Whirlpool in Greenville with 43 years of service.

A celebration of Rick’s life will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Hershel Fee officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Martha Marie Rismiller (October 14, 2015)

Martha Marie Rismiller age 95, of Rossburg, near North Star passed away at 8:41 A.M. on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. Martha was born March 31, 1920 in Willowdell to the late William & Lydia (Frobe) Schutz.

Martha is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, Jim & Gayle Rismiller of Rossburg; daughters & sons-in-law, Marilyn & Ed Kramer of Waynesville, Karen & Richard Crump of Houston and Linda Clemons of Portland, Indiana; grandchildren, Katie Crump, Rob & Amanda Crump, Adam Follrod, Carla Weiser, Elizabeth Kramer, Eric & Ashley Kramer, Darren & Maggie Rismiller, Craig & Firouzeh Rismiller, Mark & Janelle Rismiller and Justin & Jamie Rismiller; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Martha was also preceded in death by her husband, Lester C. Rismiller on February 2, 2000 whom she married June 6, 1943; son-in-law, Bill Clemons; granddaughter, Jennifer Marie Crump; great-grandson, Will Ryan Rismiller; sister, Esther Billenstein; and brother, Carl Schutz.

Martha was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church near North Star where she sang in the choir for 60 years. Martha was a 1938 graduate of Versailles High School. Martha was an expert gardener, loved sewing, cooking, canning and helping others. Martha loved her family and spending time with them.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, October 19, 2015 at St. Paul Lutheran Church 13495 Greenville-St. Marys Rd. Versailles (near North Star) with Pastor Laura Shreffler officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery. 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 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Handicap Accessibility Fund. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Marty L. Cain (October 13, 2015)

Marty L. Cain, age 68, of Arcanum, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7:47 PM at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on February 19, 1947 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Ora & Jeannette (Yohey) Cain.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years Beverly (Olwine) Cain of Arcanum, Ohio, whom he married on January 8, 1966; daughters & sons in law, Sheila (Robert) Allen of Tipp City, Ohio, and Shelly (Duane) Byers of Arcanum, Ohio; sons and daughters in law, Tim (Jennifer) Cain of Tipp City, Ohio, and Tom (Jennifer) Cain of Greenville; grandchildren, Dustin Byers, Ashley Whiting, Marissa Cain, Bradly Byers, Zach Whiting, Madeline Cain, Ethan Cain and Nickolas Cain; sister, Charlene Perdue of Augusta, Georgia; niece, Lisa Perdue; 2 great nephews; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Marty retired from Corning after 30 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting and most of all spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the United States Marine Corp serving in the Vietnam War and was a lifelong member of the VFW.

There will be a service held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Joe LeMaster officiating. Burial will follow in the Newcomer Cemetery, Franklin Township with a Graveside Military Service conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Family will receive friends on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Darke County Cancer Association or State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Carol E. Tonovitz (October 11, 2015)

Carol E. Tonovitz, 68, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville, OH.

She was born September 21, 1947, a daughter, of Gladys Weldon and the late Don Weldon.

Carol was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, growing roses, taking care of her pets and doing needlepoint.

She is survived by her husband Terry Tonovitz; children, Michele Tonovitz of Greenville, OH, Timothy Tonovitz of Blanchester, OH, Crystal Tonovitz of Greenville, OH; grandchild, Jordan Gaston of Tipp City, OH; and brother, Kenneth Weldon of Griffin, IN.

Private Services will be held at a later date at the conveniences of the family.

Services have been entrusted to the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

The family requests memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway St., Greenville, Ohio 45331

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

Mary Jean Martin (October 12, 2015)

Mary Jean Martin age 74, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 8:45 P.M. on Monday, October 12, 2015 at the Cleveland Clinic. Mary Jean was born February 2, 1941 in Darke County to the late Mike & Onda (Bruner) Gasper.

Mary Jean is survived by her husband of 54 years, Richard A. “Dick” Martin; sons & daughters-in-law, Tory & Denise Martin of Greenville, Jeff Martin of Greenville and Tracey & Lisa Martin of Greenville; grandchildren, Chelsea & John Whirledge, Chrissy Martin, Tyler Martin, Kelly Martin and Kimmy Martin; sisters, Linda Sink of Greenville and Debbie Browder of Troy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary Jean formerly worked at Uhlman’s Department Store for 22 years and Eikenberry’s IGA for 8 years. She was a 1959 graduate of Franklin Monroe High School. Mary Jean was a former member of Grace Lutheran Church in Greenville.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral home in Greenville with Pastor John Whirledge officiating. Burial will follow in Newcomer Cemetery in Franklin Township. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Imogene L. (Barga) Baltes (October 6, 2015)

Imogene L. (Barga) Baltes, 70, of Eaton, Ohio, passed away peacefully of October 6, 2015 at Heartland of Eaton. Imogene was born in Versailles, Ohio on January 31, 1945 to the late Lawrence A. and Violet M. (Webb) Barga.

Imogene worked as a factory worker at FRAM during her life. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, her flowers and most of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Imogene is preceded in death by her sister, Rita Francis.

Imogene is survived by her husband, Darren Baltes of Versailles, Ohio; a son, Daryl and Lindsy Baltes of North Carolina; daughters, Dina Baltes of Indiana, Denise and Shannon Taylor of Ohio, and Dana Wombold of Ohio; grandchildren, Blake Tamplin and Shawnee Rismiller; great grandchildren, Harmony Tamplin, Jenson Tamplin and Parker Tamplin; and five sisters.

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

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

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Joanne J. Bailey (October 11, 2015)

Joanne J. Bailey, 79, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015 at her residence.

She was born August 11, 1936 in Wyandot, CO, a daughter of the late Royal and Marie (Traxler) Griffin. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a grandchild; brothers, Royal Griffin, Jr., Eugene Griffin; sisters, Virginia Smith and Jane Harmon.

Joanne was a homemaker and a member of EUM Church in Greenville. She loved children and babysat for years.

She is survived by her husband, Paul E. Bailey whom she married on December 31, 1955; children, Kevin Bailey, Kimberly (Dale) Francis, Debra Barnhardt all of Greenville, Darrel (Wenndi) Bailey of Big Flats, NY, Douglas (Brenda) Bailey Ogden, UT; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and a sister, Patricia (Clarence) Coffman of Upper Sandusky.

Services will be held at 10 AM, Friday, October 16, 2015 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Gardens in Covington, OH.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 5 PM to 7 PM. The family request that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway St., Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Debbie Francis (Meade) Edwards (October 10, 2015)

Debbie Francis (Meade) Edwards, age 60, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 12:53 PM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. She was born April 29, 1955 in Greenville, Ohio, to late Marion E. & Mary F. (Shuret) Meade.

She is survived by her son, Jimmy Meade of Ansonia, Ohio; Dog, Chocolate; siblings, Marvin (Debbie) Meade of Troy, Richard Meade of Greenville, Dianne Edwards of Greenville, Buster (Connie) Meade of Greenville, Bobby Meade of Greenville and Carol (Dave) Acker of Greenville; niece, Betty (Skeeter) Wise of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brothers, John & Ralphie Meade.

Debbie worked at Wayne Industries. She loved riding her scooter around to various places in Greenville, working with and making things with beads, word puzzles, music, crocheting and most of all spending time with her dog chocolate.

There will be a service held on Friday, October, 16, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 5-7 PM at the funeral home.

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

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Robert Eugene Buhrman (October 6, 2015)

Robert Eugene Buhrman, 81, of Arcanum, passed away on October 6, 2015 at the Dayton Veterans Hospital. Robert was born on February 16, 1934 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Howard Buhrman and Hazel (Oler) Townsend.

Robert was a 1952 graduate of New Madison High School. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. Robert worked as an electrician his entire life for several companies including General Motors, Belden, Alcoa, Tipp Electric, Bud's Electric, and American Ag. He enjoyed several hobbies such as farming, welding, auctions and traveling - where he always met someone he worked with in the past.
In addition to his parents, Robert is preceded in death by his sister Dorothy Royer.

Robert is survived by his wife, Athleen (Peters) Buhrman, whom he married on May 22, 1959; sons, Rob and Tammy Buhrman of Milton, Florida, Randy and Annette Buhrman of Englewood, Ron and Mindy Buhrman of Arcanum, Ohio, and Rod and Stephanie Buhrman of Port Orchard, Washington; grandchildren, Jessica, Amanda, Dustin, Nic, Parker, Josh, Amber, Curtis, Jacob, Ben and Abby Buhrman and Kayla Taylor; great grandchildren, Mia and Hudson Taylor; sisters, Evelyn and Gene Irvine and Julie and Bill Daffler both of New Madison, Ohio.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Castine Church of the Brethren with Pastor Greg Hyre officiating. Family and friends may visit on Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 5 - 7 PM also at the church, and a half hour before service on Friday morning. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery. The family request memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice.

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

June M. Hutchinson (October 6, 2015)

June M. Hutchinson, age 94 passed away October 6, 2015. She was born January 15, 1921 to the late Walter and Elmira (Wright) Baker in Monroe Twp., Darke County, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband Donald H. Hutchinson, sons Roger and Nick and brother Jack Baker.

She is survived by daughter Shirley (Kent) Thompson and son Gary (Marie) Hutchinson, all of Arcanum; daughter-in-law Irene Demkiw; 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild; brother Ted (Vera) Baker and sister-in-law Norma Baker.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother and a long time member of the Painter Creek Church of the Brethren.

Visitation will be at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio at 1:00 P.M. Sunday October 11, 2015 with services scheduled to follow at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Dr. Fred Bernhard officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery.

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

Rickey Allen Jeffers (October 5, 2015)

Rickey Allen Jeffers, 64, of Union City, Indiana, went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 5, 2015 at State of the Heart Hospice in Wayne Hospital. Ricky was born on November 12, 1950 in Eldorado, Ohio to the late John and Geneva (Brinkley) Jeffers.

Rickey was a 1969 graduate of Bradford Schools. Rickey served our country honorably in the United States Navy. He worked as a janitor at Small Engine Warehouse in Dunkirk, Indiana, and worked at Hobart Brothers in Troy for several years. Rickey was a member of the Pleasant Hill Church in Union City, Indiana. He enjoyed garage sales, camping, lawn work and spending time with his dogs. He loved spending Christmas with the family, and the goofy gift exchange that occurred.

In addition to his parents, Rickey is preceded in death by his brother, David Jeffers.

Rickey is survived by his wife, Pamela (Jones) Jeffers whom he married on September 26, 1998; two sons, Andrew and Tammy Jeffers of Springdale, Pennsylvania, and Keith and Virginia Jeffers of University Place, Washington; a daughter, Lauren (Jones) Jeffers of Portland, Indiana; a step son, David Jones of Biloxi Mississippi; seven grandchildren; brothers, Ron and Brenda Jeffers, Steve and Sally Jeffers, Tim and Judy Jeffers; sisters, Connie Taulbee and Caren Long all of Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 1 PM at Pleasant Hill Church, Union City, Indiana with the Rev. Bruce Bryan officiating. The family request memorial contributions be given to Pleasant Hill Church.


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

Dorothy Kathryn Rhoades (October 5, 2015)

Dorothy Kathryn Rhoades, age 92, of Bradford, Ohio, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 3:26 PM at Oakley Place in Greenville. She was born on March 19, 1923 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Samuel & Lova (Grise) Bashore.

She is survived by her daughters and sons in law, Nova & Allen Rogers of West Milton, Ohio, and Nina & Lowell Unger of Greenville; grandchildren, Durinda & Harold Simmerman, Shelly & William Lane, Kim & Scott Stickley, Craig Unger & fiancé Katrina Smith and Kathy & John Bachmann; 12 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; foster son, Herbert Staight of Huber Heights, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Rhoades whom she married on December 14, 1940; son, Duane Rhoades; siblings, Mary Hill, Izora Strobel, Vertie Horner, Edith Redman, Bertha Root, Ortha Bashore, John Bashore, Jess Bashore and 3 infant siblings.

Dorothy was a member of Gettysburg-Webster Grange, Dixie Twirlers and Friedens Lutheran Church, Bloomer, Ohio. She worked on the family farmer with her husband Ivan and also worked at Neff Lettering.

There will be a service held on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 12:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Fred Bernhard officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Darlene J. Cook (October 3, 2015)

Darlene J. Cook, age 76 of Pitsburg, Ohio passed away Saturday October 3, 2015 in Darke County as a result of a car accident. Darlene was born September 14, 1939 in Warren County Ohio and the daughter of the late Clifford and Virginia (Hoff) Albertson Sr.

She was retired from Corning Inc. after 23 years of employment, a 1957 graduate of Lebanon High School and a member of the Painter Creek Church of the Brethren. Darlene was currently employed at Rural King of Greenville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William H. Cook Jr. January 22, 1996 and brothers Clifford Albertson Jr., William Albertson, Kenneth Albertson and Wayne Albertson

Darlene is survived by her children Earl Sloan Jr. of Arcanum, Carrol Willis of Tennessee, Julee Bourne of Arcanum, Cindy Sloan of Corpus Christi, Texas, Linda Sloan of Springboro and Elizabeth Sloan of Greenville; step son Kris Cook of New Paris; sisters Betty (Cleo) Caudill and Sherry (George) Turley all of Huber Heights, Janet (Chuck) Jones and Sue Phillips all of Middletown and Marsha Lyle of Dayton; 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 10:00 A.M. Friday October 9, 2015 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Dave Cummings officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Thursday and from 9:30 A.M. until time of services on Friday in the funeral home.

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

Carolyn Kay Mast (September 25, 2015)

Carolyn Kay Mast age 69, of Chenoa, Illinois and formerly of Casey County, Kentucky and Greenville, Ohio passed away at 2:08 P.M. on Friday, September 25, 2015 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Illinois. Carolyn was born September 17, 1946 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Frank Peter & Edna Faye (York) Schumacher.

Carolyn is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Tami & David Kendall of Saratoga, Indiana; step-son and step daughter-in-law, Douglas & Terri Mast of Portland, Indiana; grandchildren, Joshua & Ashley Kendall and Kayla Kendall and step-grandchildren, Stephanie & Shannon Fields, Ryan Mast, Katie Mast and Alan Mast; 4 great-grandchildren and 2 step-great grandchildren; and her significant other, Kenneth Lahr of Chenoa, Illinois

In addition to her parents, Carolyn was also preceded in death by her husband, George Mast; and brother, David Schumacher.

Carolyn was a retired nurse.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Brock Cemetery in Brock, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:30 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Barbara Sue Farmer (October 2, 2015)

Barbara Sue Farmer age 63, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 2:45 A.M. on Friday, October 2, 2015 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Barbara was born March 24, 1952 in Barbourville, Kentucky to the late John & Tilda (Garland) Farmer.

Barbara is survived by her brothers & sisters-in-law, Wade & Christine Farmer of Greenville and Ed & Rosemary Farmer of Ocala, Florida; half-brother & sister-in-law, Wayne & Pat Farmer of Arcanum; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by a half-brother, Eugene Farmer; and half-sister, Edith Raider.

Barbara lived at the Darke County Home where she worked wherever she was needed.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 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

Millie Kiger Dunaway (September 29, 2015)

Millie Kiger Dunaway (May 5, 1928 – September 29, 2015). We celebrate the qualities that make Millie so special. An enormously talented woman, she believed her family was her greatest work of art. For 66 years, she created a full life with her high school sweetheart, Ray. Millie often joked that they started a dynasty, referring proudly to her four children, Claudia, Connie, Cheryl and David, their spouses and her 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She loved her family (and all animals) fiercely and protectively. Gifted at the arts, she bequeathed a wonderful legacy of paintings, poems, and recipes. Millie’s favorite Shakespeare quote (adapted) best describes her passing: “When she shall die take her and cut her out into stars and she shall make the face of heaven so fine.” Knowing that our dearest Millie continues to shine gives us peace.

There will be a private service held at the convenience of the family. 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 Wayne HealthCare Cancer Center. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Chalmer F. Marker (September 29, 2015)

Chalmer F. Marker of Greenville, Ohio passed away surrounded by his loving family on September 29, 2015 at 8:20 PM at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center.

He was born September 28, 1924 in Darke County, Ohio the son of the late William and Hazel (Shields) Marker. Chalmer grew up on a farm and continued to farm throughout most of his life. He also carried rural mail out of the Union City Post Office and then delivered step vans out of the Union City Body Company for twenty years retiring in 1988. Chalmer also served in the Army during WWII returning as a disabled veteran.

Chalmer was a member of Beamsville Church and for a period of time was a member of Hillgrove Federated Church. At Beamsville he was elected Deacon and served on several committees. He also was a member of Darke County Men for Missions and joined a 15 day work mission near Londrina, Brazil. Chalmer was a member of the American Legion and Life Member of the DAV where he served as chaplain. He was a multi-gallon donor for Community Blood Bank of Dayton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, infant Viola May Marker, Evelyn Irene Coblentz, and Opal Virginia Nixon, all from Greenville. He was also preceded in death by his first wife Lotha Lee Marker (Landers).

He is survived by his wife Janet Kay Marker (Robey), his son Scott (Barbara) of Union City, Ohio and his two daughters Kathy Marker of Union City, Ohio and Angela Marker of Victoria, Texas. Chalmer has three grandsons: Christopher Marker, Jonathan and Aaron Lehnert; two granddaughters: Dana (Dan) Portillo and Kayla Marker; three great grandsons: Cody and Ben Marker, and Matthew Portillo; brothers Richard and Harold (Shirley) Marker and sister Marlene (Ralph) Hartle. He has numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will follow in Stelvideo Cemetery with full Military Honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Laurie Louise Suslik (September 28, 2015)

Laurie Louise Suslik, 55 of Greenville, passed away September 28, 2015 at Life Care Hospital in Dayton. Laurie was born on October 10,1959 in Springfield, Massachusetts to John P. Suslik and the late Joy (Lavine) Harvey.

In addition to her mother, Laurie is preceded in death by her sister Amy Bartley.

Laurie is survived by her father, John P. Suslik of Spring Hill, Florida and a brother, John A. Suslik of Westfield, Massachusetts.

No public services will be held.

Arrangements are entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Online condolences may be sent to braundpope.com

Shirley Ann (Harris) Burk (September 29, 2015)

Shirley Ann (Harris)Burk, of Hollansburg, passed away September 29, 2015 at Reid Hospital. Shirley was born on August 17, 1949 in Hazard Co., Kentucky to the late Tommy and Becky (Wells) Harris.

In addition to her parents, Shirley is preceded in death by her brothers. Larry and Deptin Harris

Shirley is survived by her husband, Robert Burk of Hollansburg; a son Shane Penka of Hollansburg; a daughter and son in law, Renee and John Drew of Arcanum; grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother and sister in law, Jerry and Sue Harris of New Paris; three sisters and brother in law, Lula Boomershine of Lynn, Indiana, Naomi and Tony Hawley of Winchester, Indiana and Sharon Baldwin of Wilson, New York, and numerous nieces and nephews.


No public services will be held. Family request memorial contributions be given to the American Cancer Society.

Doris Eileen Hoskins (September 27, 2015)

Doris Eileen Hoskins, age 89 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Union City, Ohio passed away at 6:11 A.M. Sunday September 27, 2015 at Wayne Healthcare Center. Eileen was born October 5, 1925 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and the daughter of the late William A. and Alice N. (O’Dell) Hartzell.

She was a homemaker, a 1943 graduate of Jackson High School and was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Hoskins April 18, 2013; step son Ronald Hoskins; 1 step great granddaughter; 1 step great great grandson; brothers Robert and Jack Hartzell.

Eileen is survived by step children Donna (Greg) Stickler of Blanchester, Ohio and Rick (Debi) Hoskins of Greenville; 12 step grandchildren; 16 step great grandchildren; 11 step great great grandchildren; sisters Jean (E.J.) Byram and Dolores (Kenneth) Bowman all of Union City, Ohio; sisters in law Nina Hartzell of Florida and Janet Hartzell of Michigan 2 special nieces Annette Randall and Alice Collins as well as numerous other nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday October 2, 2015 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Nick Philiposian officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 A.M. until time of services in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Donor’s Choice.

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

Stephen James Batty (September 16, 2015)

Stephen James Batty, 60 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Wednesday September 16, 2015 at 7:58 PM at his residence. He was born January 26, 1955 in Piqua, Ohio the son of Mary Marie (Bey) Batty of Versailles and the late Louis F. Batty.

He is preceded in death by his father; brother: Louis Batty.

He is survived by his brothers: Dennis Batty, George Batty, & Kenneth Batty.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio.

Condolences may be expressed on line at www.zecharbailey.com.

Nancy Marie Getts (September 26, 2015)

Nancy Marie Getts, age 84, of Greenville, Ohio, and formerly of West Alexandria, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 3:15 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on December 5, 1930 in Montgomery County, Ohio, to the late Emmert M. & Edna Mae Smith.

She is survived by her son, Dwight E. Getts of Greenville; daughter, Diane E. Getts of Houston, TX; granddaughter, Danielle L. Getts; sisters, Vera Mae Marley of Ashland, OH, and Bonnie Jane Phelps of Dayton, OH; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. “Eddie” Getts; son, Duane Getts; and brother, John L. Smith.

Nancy was a 1948 graduate of Dixie High School. She owned and operated a beauty salon in Preble County for a few years as well as worked at the Preble County Home in various jobs.

There will be a graveside service held on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria, Ohio, with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville.

In lieu of flowers it’s the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund or charity of your choice. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Charles Wayne “Charlie” Koch (September 24, 2015)

Charles Wayne “Charlie” Koch, age 50, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 5:45 AM at his residence. He was born on January 12, 1965 in Dayton, Ohio, to Veronica S. (George) Koch of Portsmouth, Ohio, and the late Chester Ralph Koch, Sr.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, Cathy L. (Mummert) Koch of Versailles, whom he married on June 4, 1994; daughter and son in law, Amanda & Ryan Peiffer of Versailles; sons and daughter in law, Joshua & Amy Koch of Gettysburg and Christopher Kendig of Versailles; grandchildren, Logan Makayla, Jonathan Michael and Abigail Marie; brother, Chester Koch, Jr. of Piketon, Ohio; sister and brother in law, Debbie & James Schwaumberger of Portsmouth, Ohio; mother in law, Edith Mummert of Versailles; brother in law, David Mummert of Versailles; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Charlie is preceded in death by his father.

He was a member of the United States Navy and worked as a truck driver for over 20 years with 10 of those being a team driver with his wife Cathy. He was an Eagle Scout and enjoyed being with his family.

There will be a service held on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 4:00 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 PM at the funeral home before the service. There will be no burial.

In lieu of flowers it is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Mary L. Davis (September 19, 2015)

Mary L. Davis, 96 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday September 19, 2015 at 7:51 PM at the Brethren’s Retirement Community. She was born August 30, 1919 in Arcanum, Ohio the daughter of the late Earnest Virgil & Amanda (Niebert) Baker. She worked in the East School Cafeteria for 25 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Everett W. Davis.

She is survived by her daughter & son in law: Jerilyn & John Gruber; granddaughters: Marcy Johnston, & Alisa Morris; great grandchildren: Colin, Caitlyn, and Cameryn Morris.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday September 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community Chapel, 750 Chestnut Street, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brethren’s Retirement Community Resident Aide Fund

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