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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Katlynn Marie “Katy” Nestor (December 21, 2015)

Katlynn Marie “Katy” Nestor age 13, of Pitsburg, Ohio passed away at 7:53 P.M. on Monday, December 21, 2015. Katy was born December 27, 2001 in Greenville, Ohio to Kelly Hiatt & Christopher Thornton of Pitsburg and Scott Nestor & April Walker of Pitsburg.

In addition to her parents, Katy is survived by her siblings, Danielle Nestor of Pitsburg and Jordynn Thornton of Pitsburg; paternal grandparents, Jerry & Cheryl Nestor of Greenville; maternal grandparents, Carmelisa & Terry Miles of Hollansburg, Curt & April Hiatt of Palestine and Carol & Gary Nichols of New Paris; maternal great-grandmothers, Dorothy Hiatt of Palestine and Emily Tuco of Hollansburg; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Katy was preceded in death by her brother, Hudson Scott Nestor; paternal grandparents, Ira & Lena Nestor and Naomi Flatter; and maternal great-grandfathers, John Tuco and Duane Hiatt.

Katy was an 8th grader at Franklin Monroe Middle School. Katy loved playing soccer and was active in cheerleading and choir. She loved horseback riding, snow skiing and shopping.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Castine Church of the Brethren Life Center 624 US 127 South Arcanum with Pastor Greg Hyre officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Castine Life Center. Memorial contributions may be made to Save the Elephants Wildlife Conservation Network 209 Mississippi Street San Francisco, CA 94107. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Hudson Scott Nestor (December 21, 2015)

Hudson Scott Nestor age 17, of Pitsburg, Ohio passed away at 7:53 P.M. on Monday, December 21, 2015. Hudson was born July 14, 1998 in Dayton, Ohio to Heather (Rinehart) Hines & fiancé, Scott Howell of Pitsburg and Scott Nestor & April Walker of Pitsburg.

In addition to his parents, Hudson is also survived by his siblings, Danielle Nestor of Pitsburg, Kaden Spirito of Pitsburg, Gage Wackler of Pitsburg and Adalynn Hines of Pitsburg; paternal grandparents, Jerry & Cheryl Nestor of Greenville; maternal grandparents, Dan & Connie Rinehart of Greenville; maternal great-grandmother, Virginia Fourman of New Madison; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Hudson was also preceded in death by a sister, Katlynn Marie “Katy” Nestor; paternal great-grandparents, Ira & Lena Nestor and Naomi Flatter; and maternal great-grandparents, Jesse Fourman and John & Jean Rinehart.

Hudson was a junior at Franklin Monroe High School and attended Edison State Community College where he was a freshman. Hudson enjoyed playing soccer and baseball. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt, fish, snow board, snow ski and boating. Hudson also enjoyed cars and working on them. Hudson worked for Yeah Man Trucking in Greenville.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Castine Church of the Brethren Life Center 624 U.S. 127 South Arcanum with Pastor Greg Hyre officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Castine Life Center. Memorial contributions may be made to Junior Diabetes Research Foundation 70 Birch Alley Suite 240 Beavercreek, OH 45440. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Mrs. Lois E. Higgins (December 21, 2015)

Mrs. Lois E. Higgins, 70, of Greenville, passed away Monday, December 21, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

She was born on May 15, 1945, in Seco. KY, a daughter of the late Ralph Watson and Irene (Ashley) Pigg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 7 brothers and sisters.

Lois was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and loved being a grandma. She was a great cook, pet lover, and enjoyed putting out a garden every year. She was a member of Triumphant Christian Center, and very involved with her church and church activities.

She is survived by her husband, Harold Wayne Higgins whom she married on May 16, 1970; children, Gary (Beth) Higgins of Greenville, Franklin (Stephanie) Higgins of Richmond, TX, Shane (Tess) Higgins of West Milton, OH, David Higgins of Greenville; grandchildren, Erica Greer, Vincent Higgins, Daylon Poston, Danielle Poston, ,Dustin Higgins, Corey Higgins, Ian Higgins, KC Higgins, Becca Higgins; great grandchildren, Hayden, Alexis, Natiley, Logan, Kinlee, Isaac, Wesley, Steven; sister, Helen Davis of Orange Park, FL; sister-in-law, Kay Pigg of Winchester, IN; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 AM, on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Triumphant Christian Center 1129 South Towne Court, Greenville, OH with Rev. Sam Shilot officiating. Graveside services will be held 11 AM, on Monday, December 28, 2015 at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends may visit prior to the service from 10-11 AM also at the church. Family request memorial contributions be given to American Diabetes Association and Cancer Association of Darke County. Services has been entrusted to Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

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

Mr. William “Bill” Andrew Price, Sr (December 21, 2015)

Mr. William “Bill” Andrew Price, Sr., 79, Greenville, Ohio, passed away Monday, December 21, 2015 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

He was born on November 6, 1936, in Mannington, WV, to the late Norman and Ethel Floyd) Price. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in by his wife, Ethel (Hillberry) Price; son, William Price, Jr.; grandson, Rustly Lee Price; brother, David Price; sisters, Norma Teat and Maxine Deem.

Bill was retired from Sheller Globe were he had worked for sixteen years. He enjoyed playing his guitar, mowing his grass and taking walks.

He is survived by his children, Darla (Claude) Cross of Rossburg; Richard (Anna) Price, Marlene Price and Larry Price of Ansonia; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren with number 13 on the way; sisters Pauline Baker, Mildred (Pete) Jones, Lyvon Parks all of Greenville, Marie Bunger of Arcanum.

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 11 AM at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Ron Isom officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Cemetery.

The family and friends may visit prior to the service from 9-11 AM also at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway St., Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

John J. Kitten (December 7, 2015)

John J. Kitten, 87, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on December 7, 2015 in Greenville, Ohio. All services will be private.

Services entrusted to Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Online condolences may be given at oliverfloyd.com.

Dorothy I. (Whittaker) Sullenbarger (December, 19, 2015)

Dorothy I. (Whittaker) Sullenbarger, 97, of Greenville, Ohio passed away peacefully on December, 19, 2015 at The Village Green in Greenville. Dorothy was born on February 17, 1918 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Russell and Iva (Anthony) Whittaker.

Dorothy loved quilting, feeding stray animals and most of all spending time with family.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, George Sullenbarger; a daughter, Evelyn Wilson; a granddaughter, Janice Sullenbarger; brothers and sisters, Marie Garbig, Elnora Marshall, Emma Frederick, Chalmer Whittaker, Gerald Whittaker, Don Whittaker and Everett (Jack) Whittaker.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Jim and Michelle Sullenbarger of Florida, Dan and Donna Sullenbarger of Union City, Ohio, and Reda Sullenbarger of Greenville; grandchildren, Vicki and Jeff Ward of Canada, Bill and Tina Long of Canada, Lynnette Long of Oklahoma, Julie and Danny Brickler of Greenville, Kathy and Chris Moore of Union City, Indiana, Mike Sullenbarger, Kelli Sullenbarger of Union City, Indiana and Brandon Sullenbarger of Greenville; great grandchildren, Matt, Lacey, Cole, Clint, Taylor, Audrey and Blake; brother and sisters, Jim Whittaker of Eaton, Vera Marshall of Greenville, and Nola Coning of Greenville as well as many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Family and Friends may visit prior to the service from 12 - 1 PM also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Greenville Twp. Cemetery. Family request memorial contributions be given to the Darke County Humane Society or donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com. Services entrusted to Oliver Floyd Funeral Home.

Constance “Connie” Mary Ecklar (nee Huffman) (December 18, 2015)

Constance “Connie” Mary Ecklar (nee Huffman), of the Dayton area, passed away on Friday December 18, 2015 at 4:32 PM at her residence following an extended illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years William T. Ecklar.

Connie was born in Springfield, Ohio on February 18, 1933, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Audrey (nee Johnson) Huffman. A 1951 graduate of Julienne High School, she was inducted into the CJ Athletic Hall of Fame in 1983. She received a BA in Math and Physics in 1956 from the University of Dayton, followed by an MA from Miami University in 1961. Additionally, she received an MA from the University of Dayton in Applied Mathematics in 1986. A long-time educator, she taught at various schools, including Sinclair Community College, The Hillel Academy, and Eastern Kentucky University. Her loves included being a season ticket holder for UD Basketball, and following the Cincinnati Reds. She also participated in numerous Senior Olympic events, including softball, badminton and volleyball. She was active in coaching softball at various levels for many years in the Greenville area. She was a member and lector at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Dayton, as well as St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville.

Surviving are daughters Jolene (Doug) Esz of Batavia, Ohio and Julia Ecklar of Pittsburgh, PA; son, David Ecklar of New Orleans, LA; seven grandchildren, Nicole (Lou) Smith, Anne (Chris) Keener, Joe and Daniel Schoettelkotte, and Caleb, Ellie and Ethan Walter-Goodspeed; two great-grandchildren, Stephen and Lily Smith; brother Lawrence (Shirley) Huffman; and sisters-in-law, Anne Huffman and Erolyn McCann.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday December 23, 2015 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 St. Mary’s Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday December 22, 2015 and from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Wednesday December 23, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home. 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

Lola E. Baker (December 18, 2015)

Lola E. Baker, 99 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Friday December 18, 2015 at 9:45 PM at Heartland of Greenville. She was born September 21, 1916 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late Andrew & Pluma Baker. She retired from Fram after 23 years and was a member of Stelvideo Christian Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Everett L. Baker; grandson: David Peck; sisters: Sylvia Bolin, Trelis Barbeau, Bernice Bailey; brothers: Russell & Virgil Baker.

She is survived by her daughter & son in law: Beverly & Marvin Miller of Greenville; son & daughter in law: Donald R. & Gretchen Baker of Greenville; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren.

Services will be held on Tuesday December 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday December 21, 2015 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

James R. “Cook” Strobel (December 17, 2015)

James R. “Cook” Strobel, age 92 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 5:30 A.M. Thursday December 17, 2015 at his residence. He was born September 30, 1923 in Darke County Ohio and the son of the late Arthur and Alice (Strobel) Cook.

He was retired from Advanced Micro Devises of California and a Veteran of the US Army serving during W.W. II.

Jim was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church of Greenville, a member of the Greenville V.F.W. and American Legion and enjoyed fishing and playing golf.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons Larry Joe Strobel Sr., Merrian Strobel and Ronnie Strobel; daughter Rhonda Strobel and brothers Bobby and William Cook.

Jim is survived by his wife June A. (Prasuhn) Strobel of Greenville. They were married August 2, 1947. Also daughter Patricia Strobel of Greenville; daughter in law Beatrice Garcia Strobel of Greenville; grandchildren Larry Joe (Myra) Strobel Jr., Daniel Strobel and Alex (Lyndsey) Logan; 7 great grandchildren; sisters Ruth Baker, Kay (Paul) Weiss and Shirley Williams all of Greenville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday December 21, 2015 in the St. John Lutheran Church 7418 State Route 121-N. Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Patti Morlock officiating. Burial with Military Honors conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will follow in the St. John Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 10:00 A.M. until time of the the services in the church.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial contributions be given to the Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas, 66675.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Friday, December 11, 2015

Charles Jerry DePoy (December 8, 2015)

Charles Jerry DePoy, 76, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

He was born January 2, 1939 in Palestine, OH, son of the late Russell E. and Margaret V. (Paul) DePoy. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Janet A. (Crawford) DePoy on February 16, 2002.

Jerry had owned and operated the former Jerry’s Cleaning Service. He was a member of Oakland Church of the Brethren, Preble County Ohio Horseman's Council, Darke County Fish and Game Club, and Moose Lodge in Greenville.

He is survived by children, Jerry (Tina) DePoy, Tamara (Chris) Landis, Mark DePoy; grandchildren, Jerrod (Sarah), Jeremy (Allie) and Jordan DePoy, Christopher (Jessica), Samantha and Callie Landis , Justin and Angelia DePoy,; 9 great grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn Hittle; and his longtime companion, Connie Sinclair.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 19 at the Palestine Cemetery with Pastor Gary Oser officiating.

There will be no public visitation. In lieu of flowers please send donations in Jerry's name to: Preble County OHC, 7629 Hogpath Rd, Greenville, Ohio

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

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

Donald E. Rutter (December 8, 2015)

Donald E. Rutter, age 79 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 12:20 A.M. Tuesday December 8, 2015 at his residence. He was born December 8, 1936 in Mount Carmel, Illinois and the son of the late George A. and Sadie Marie (Beakler) Rutter.

Donald was retired as an insurance agent and a very active member of the Ansonia First Church of God having served in the positions of Treasurer, Elder and on the Church Board of Trustees. He was also a very devoted husband, family man, sports enthusiast and strong in his faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Gail Onyett and her husband Raymond.

Donald is survived by his wife Carol W. (Vaughn) Rutter of Greenville. They were married July 28, 1956. Also by his children Dennis (Teresa) Rutter, David (Dwanna) Rutter all of Greenville and Duane (Jena) Rutter of Monroe, Ohio; grandchildren Austin (Elizabeth) Rutter, Logan Rutter, McKenna Rutter, Katie Batten, LaNelle (Anthony) Tuggle and Adam Bridges; six great grandchildren; in laws Joyce (Myrl) Nisely, Donna (Doug) Leis and Larry Vaughn as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday December 12, 2015 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor David Hackney officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until time of the services in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Brethren Retirement Community Resident’s Aid Fund or the Ansonia First Church of God.

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

Jean Stover (December 4, 2015)

Jean Stover age 95, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 12:10 A.M. on Friday, December 4, 2015 at Versailles Health Care Center. Jean was born September 10, 1920 in Mangum, Oklahoma to the late Thomas Jefferson & Audrey (Ramsey) Gaines.

Jean is survived by her children, Barbara Akina of Versailles and Jeff & Kellie Stover of Dublin; grandchildren, David & Christy (Arnold) Akina, Stacy Stover, Eric & Julie (Pierron) Stover, Miles Stover and Madeleine Stover; and 8 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Jean was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. “Bob” Stover; son, Stanley Stover; brothers, Orville, Bud, Vernon and Garland Gaines; and sister, Nadine Lowe.

Jean met Robert L. (Bob) Stover in her hometown of Oklahoma City in 1942 while he was stationed there, serving in the US Air Force, before deploying to the war in Europe. They fell in love, got married and Jean settled with him in Versailles in 1943. She fell in love with the people and the community of this small Midwestern village and her feelings never changed for her remaining 72 years. Some of her first acquaintances were women in the Coterie Club and many became her longest-lasting and most cherished friends.

After settling in her new home for a few years and having two children, Stanley and Barbara, Jean picked up her scissors and went back to work. Eventually she started her own businesses, one in Versailles and one in Greenville. She was happy and proud to be part of the local business community. Anyone who ever worked for her, was a client, or simply got to know her knew her caring, positive, can-do attitude. She truly loved her work and she liked to have fun while she was at it!

Jean began her working career early in life. At the age of sixteen she went to Beauty School and took her first job as a hair stylist in downtown Oklahoma City when she finished. She loved to talk about riding the trolley car home from work where she’d gulp down half a sandwich while she got dressed to go back downtown for the music and dancing. She danced to live performances of Count Basie, Cab Calloway, the Dorsey Brothers and many more. (My generation would call her a Big Band freak!) She made good and lasting friendships during that time and truly enjoyed her youthful independence. She was always fiercely independent. She was extraordinary in her complete lack of prejudice. I haven’t known another who took anyone and everyone at face value, without judgment. She looked for the best in all people and situations. We will cherish her memory for all of our lives.

A celebration of Jean’s life will held at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Dennis Wheeler officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family request memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Area Museum, State of the Heart Hospice or Cancer Association of Darke County. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Thelma J. Shade (December 3, 2015)

Thelma J. Shade age 89, a longtime resident of Versailles passed away at 12:15 A.M. on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Thelma was born March 28, 1926 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Leo & Ethel (Simon) McEldowney.

Thelma is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, David & Judith (Phlipot) Shade of Los Gatos, California; daughters, Shirley Hablitzel (Matthew) of Panama City, Florida and Alice Shade of Belmont, Ohio; 5 grandchildren; brothers & sisters-in-law, Cletus & Pat McEldowney of Arcanum, John & Joyce McEldowney of Versailles and Jerome “Jerry” McEldowney of St. Marys; sister, Jeanette Monnin of Russia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Thelma was also preceded in death by her husband, Francis Marion Shade on November 8, 1999 whom she married July 28, 1945; sisters, Winifred Davidson, Katherine McClurg, Bertha “Bert” Young and Virginia Weyandt; brothers-in-law, Robert Davidson, Richard McClurg, Bob Weyandt and Dennis Monnin; and sister-in-law, Barb McEldowney.

Thelma was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund. Condolences for the family may be expresses through www.zecharbailey.com

Andrea Nicole Clark (December 3, 2015)

Andrea Nicole Clark, 30 of Greenville, Ohio passed away peacefully on Thursday December 3, 2015 at 5:15 PM at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio as the result of a condition she had since birth. She was born July 13, 1985 in Greenville, Ohio the daughter of Barbara (Emerick) & Mike Albright of Greenville and Tod & Joyce Clark of Greenville.

She is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather: Donald Emerick; paternal grandparents: Bob & Eileen Clark.

She is survived by her parents; her siblings: Candice (Clark) & Eric DeBoer of Tucker, Georgia, Chase Albright of Oxford, Ohio, Jacob Clark of Greenville, & Erin Albright of Greenville; niece: Emilie DeBoer; grandparents: Karen & Larry Bingham of Palestine, Gary & Joan Albright of Gettysburg, Leroy & Jean Wellman of Greenville; numerous aunts and uncles.

Services will be held on Tuesday December 8, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Ithaca Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday December 7, 2015 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to F.A.M.E. (Financial Assistance for Medical Emergencies) or to a college fund for her beloved niece Emilie in care of Greenville National Bank.

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

Dorothy M. Beavins (December 1, 2015)

Dorothy M. Beavins, 100 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Tuesday December 1, 2015 at 8:17 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community. She was born February 26, 1915 in Morocco, Indiana the daughter of the late Harry D. & Bessie E. (Stewart) Brewer.

She attended Illinois Wesleyan University and graduated from Illinois State University. She was a school teacher at Winchester, Illinois Schools from 1936-1949 then she owned White Springs Golf Course from 1950 to 1970, she then was a Realtor at Paul Clark Realty and King Realty from 1972 to 1991. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was a choir member since 1955; member of the Greenville Music Club since 1951; member of the Choralettes (Singing Group) from 1955-1990; Darke County Writers Club.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her Husband: Lionel E. “Bo” Beavins in 1984; son: Joel Stewart Beavins in 2015; brothers: Maynard “Ted” Brewer & Marion C. Brewer.

She is survived by her grandchildren: Christina Beavins & Kathryn Glunt of Greenville, South Carolina, Karen & Todd Meinsen of Fountain City, Indiana, Joel & Jill Beavins Jr. of Franklin, Indiana, JoAnna Bingham of Greenville, Jeff Beavins of Greenville, & Jenny & Thomas Severance of Greenville; numerous great grandchildren & great great grandchildren.

Services will be held on Friday December 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Angela Meeks officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund.

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

Emily Mary Subler (December 3, 2015)

Emily Mary Subler age 78, of Frenchtown, Ohio passed away at 10:50 P.M. on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at her daughter’s residence. Emily was born December 20, 1936 in Shelby County, Ohio to the late August & Mary (Herbert) Barhorst.

Emily is survived by her children, Mary Catherine Buckingham of Versailles, Theresa & Terry Haines of Frenchtown, Michael & Bonnie Subler of Yorkshire and Kenneth Subler of Yorkshire; grandchildren, Jennifer & Rhonda Haines-Pruitt, Brian & Ashley Haines, Andrea Haines & Skip Brock, Eric Haines, Allyson Haines, Kelly Buckingham & Josh Gibson , Brianne Buzard, Scott & Anna Subler, Kevin Subler, Alan Subler, Amanda & Craig Dapore and Kenneth Subler, Jr. & fiancée, Sarah Couchot; great-grandchildren, Jacksyn Haines-Pruitt, Landon Haines, Halie Haines, Hannah Haines, Lilyan Brock, Liam Brock, Levi Brock, Eli Haines, Jocelyn Haines and Brooklyn Cook-Subler; brother & sister-in-law, Joseph & Wilma Barhorst of Philothea; sisters & brothers-in-law, Clarissa Brinkman of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Dolores Bruggeman of Maria Stein, Doris Bruggeman of Maria Stein, Marilyn & Ralph Meyer of Coldwater and Martha & Richard Subler of New Bremen; brother-in-law, Carl Braun of Celina, Lavern Schmidt of Montezuma, Ivo Braun of Portland, Indiana; sister-in-law, Chris Barhorst of Russia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Emily was also preceded in death by her husband, John F. “Jack” Subler on November 23, 2010 whom she married September 12, 1959; daughter, Sharon Monnier; great-grandson, Gavin Brock; brothers, Herbert Barhorst and Clarence Barhorst; sisters, Charlene Schmidt, Eloise Braun and Margie Rethman; brothers-in-law, Bill Brinkman, Werner Bruggeman, Virgil Bruggeman and Ed Rethman; and sisters-in-law, Jean Braun and Shirley Barhorst.

Emily was a homemaker and formerly worked at Winners in Osgood. Emily was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown where she was also a member of St. Ann’s Sodality.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown with Rev. Fr. James Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery in Frenchtown. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Tyray E. Grice (November 30, 2015)

Tyray E. Grice, age 39 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 2:50 A.M. Monday November 30, 2015 at his residence. He was born November 2, 1976 in Piqua, Ohio and the son of Ronald G. Cook and Connie S. (Grice) Blum, both of Greenville.

Tyray was a mechanic having been employed at the Camden Tire Service Camden, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Robert Grice.

Survivors in addition to his parents would be children Tyler Grice, Kameron Grice, Kally Grice, Blake Grice and Shelby O’Neil Grice; brother Daniel J. Cook Collins, GA.; step brother Michael Blum of Hampton, VA.; sister Amba Cook of Greenville; half-sister Jennifer Leann Cook of Greenville; maternal grandmother Norma Grice of Greenville; fiancé Brandy Lavy of Greenville and uncles Joey Grice and Robert Grice Jr.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday December 4, 2015 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Friday 1 hour prior to the services in the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be given to Tyray’s family.

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

Howard E. Hemmerly (November 27, 2015)

Howard E. Hemmerly, age 87, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2015 at 1:58 PM at Reid Hospital, Richmond, Indiana. He was born on October 16, 1928 in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, to the late Ralph D. & LaVerna (McCutcheon) Hemmerly.

He is survived by his sisters, Dorothy I. Workman of Boulder City, Nevada and Maureen H. McCabe of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers, Ralph J. Hemmerly & David M. Hemmerly and sister, Barbara J. Fisher.

Howard was a member of the United States Army serving in the Korean Conflict during 1950-1952. He taught at Sharon Elementary in Columbus from 1955-1962 before moving to Arizona and teaching in Tucson from 1962-1971. He also taught in private schools in California before moving back to the Greenville area in 1986 where he continued teaching as a substitute teacher in Greenville and other Darke County schools and then retiring in 1992 at the age of 62. Howard was a freelance artist and was a carpenter. He enjoyed wood carving and sign printing. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where he sang in the church choir and was also a member of the American Legion.

There will be a service held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Margaret Sammons officiating. There will be a private burial held at a later date in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A full military service will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

R. Dale Riffle (November 29, 2015)

R. Dale Riffle, age 87, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 6:20 AM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on March 19, 1928 in Ansonia, Ohio, to the late Ronald H. “Steenie” & Edna (Rolfe) Riffle.

Dale is survived by his children, Sharon (Gary) Deeter of Greenville, Scott (Cindy) Riffle of Greenville, Rebecca (Larry) Garrison of Greenville, Rock (Tammie) Riffle of Greenville and Doug (Carol) Riffle of Greenville; grandchildren, Stephanie Shafer, Stacey (Kyle) Hetman, Scott Garrison, Sara (Harold) Kinnison, Josh (Ashley) Riffle, Justin Riffle and Lisa (Denny) Moore; 16 great grandchildren; siblings, Ruby (Junior) Coby of Greenville and Linda Smith Wood of Ansonia; brother in law, Leon Stump of Ft. Recovery; sister in law, Kay Riffle of Ansonia; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia A. (Gower) Riffle whom he married on June 22, 1946; daughter, Sondra Riffle; grandson, Ryan Riffle; sisters, Marjorie Byram, Mildred Lanich, Doris Mikesell and Jean Stump; brothers, Ronnie Riffle and James Riffle.

Dale retired in 1990 from the U.S. Post Office as a City Carrier for 30 years before working part time at K-Mart in Greenville and Greenville National Bank. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Greenville, Greenville Masonic Lodge #143, Post Office Advisory Committee and the National Association Retired Federal Employees. He was a founder with his wife Pat of the Ansonia Swinging 8’s Square Dance Club and had been a Square Dance Caller for 30 years. He was inducted into the Square Dance Hall of Fame and was a Kentucky Colonel.

There will be a service held on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 at 2:30 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Todd Reish and Pastor Angela Meeks co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 from 2-8 PM at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic Memorial Service conducted by the Greenville Masonic Lodge #143 on Wednesday at 7:45 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice or Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Mary Ann Armstrong (November 26, 2015)

Mary Ann Armstrong, 92, of Greenville, OH, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2015.

She was born January 4, 1923, in Mercer County, OH, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Lena (Wagner) Schmitz. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Lloyd Armstrong; brother Vincent and sister-in-law Peggy Schmitz, and brother Hubert Schmitz.

Mary Ann was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville and was very active in her community. She was very active in the church and was the Librarian at St. Mary's School and was on the St. Mary's Parish Council. She was also in the Rosary Alter Society and the Widowed Persons. She was a Girl Scout troop leader and volunteered at the Darke County Soil and Water and the Darke County Parks Districts. Mary Ann loved nature and the outdoors and was an avid gardener.

She is survived by her children, Diann Manning and Lee Armstrong, both of Greenville and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Lewis of Union City, IN; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30AM Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville with Fr. White officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Church Cemetery in Greenville.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 - 7PM at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville where there will be a prayer service at 4:45PM.

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

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

Maxine Joan (Coon) Hays (November 27, 2015)

Maxine Joan (Coon) Hays, 81, of Hollansburg, Ohio, passed away on November 27, 2015 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. Maxine was born September 8, 1934 in Jennings County, Indiana to the late William and Minnie (Hatfield) Coon.

Maxine was a homemaker during her life. She was a graduate of North Vernon High School and a lifelong member of the St. Paul Episcopal Church in Greenville. Maxine loved spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Maxine is preceded in death by a son, Michael Hays; grandson, Christopher Gene Wilt; brother, George Coon and a sister, Mary Wheeler. Special friends Howard & Ruth Mary O'Dell, Nancy Dill.

Maxine is survived by her husband of 49 years, Carl Hays; daughters, Carla Jo (Dan) Mintkenbaugh and Catherine Minnie Hays both of Hollansburg; grandchildren, Brooke Mintkenbaugh, Shelby Mintkenbaugh, Hannah Hays, Stephen Hays and Ashley Hays; great grandchildren, Hadley Hays and Jayvyn Hays; brothers, William Coon of Richmond and Clyde Coon of Hagerstown; a sister, Bertha Coon of North Vernon; and special friends MaryAnn Webb, George O'Dell, and Larry O'Dell and their families.

Friends may visit Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 6 - 8 PM at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. A celebration of life service will be held on December 2, 2015, 1 PM also at the funeral home with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Burial will follow in the Hollansburg Cemetery. Family request memorial contributions be given to the St. Paul Episcopal Church in Greenville.

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

William J. Baltes, Jr. (November 27, 2015)

William J. Baltes, Jr. age 88, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 2:30 P.M. on Friday, November 27, 2015 at Versailles Health Care Center. William was born April 13, 1927 in Darke County to the late William J. & Clara (Bey) Baltes, Sr.

William is survived by his children, Alice & Joseph DeMange of Russia, Edie & Jeff Bergman of Ft. Loramie, Barbara & Kenneth Mertz of Versailles, Bernice & Larry Helman of Sidney, Gerald & Polly Baltes of Versailles and Marvin & Nichole Baltes of Versailles; grandchildren, Benjamin & Kristen DeMange, Karen & Jerry Mertz, Gregory & Ashley Mertz, Christina & Doug Watson, Jennifer Mertz, Anthony & Niki Helman, Eric Helman, Sarah & Jason Tuente, Joshua Baltes, Joshua Bulcher, Quincy Baltes and Stuart Baltes; great-grandchildren, Kathryn Mertz, Veronica Mertz, Harley Mertz, Audrey DeMange, Bella DeMange, Owen Helman, Myles Helman, Emory Tuente, Drew Tuente, one expected great-grandchild, Glenn Mertz, Tinica Mertz, Markese Mertz, Marsean Mertz and Tiana Mertz; step great-grandchildren, Brooke Watson and Bryce Watson; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann & Arthur Bergman of Anna and Patricia & Norman Magoto of Centerville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, William was also preceded in death by his wife, Rita Catherine (Kemper) Baltes on November 10, 2008 whom he married June 25, 1952; grandson, Nicholas DeMange; brothers & sisters-in-law, Paul & Esther Baltes and Peter & Rose Baltes; and sisters & brothers-in-law, Rose Baltes, Margaret Jane & William O’Bryan and Mary & James Trentman.

William was a tool maker at NCR in Dayton until they closed and retired from Marwill in Ft. Loramie. He was also a life-long farmer. William was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown where he served as an usher and lector. He was also a member of St. Denis K of C, Council 1756 where he was Past Grand Knight from 1971-1972 and a Trustee for 3 years; and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2347 of Versailles where he was Past President, Past Worthy President, Chaplain, Trustee and helped deliver fish to the shut-ins during Lent.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown with Rev. Fr. James Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery in Frenchtown. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. A Knights of Columbus prayer service will be held at 7:30 P.M. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Bernard W “Jr.” Class Jr. (November 25, 2015)

Bernard W “Jr.” Class Jr., age 80, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 1:28 AM at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on December 24, 1934 in Miami County, Ohio, to the late Bernard W. & Verda (Wright) Class Sr.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years Carol (Kaughers) Class of Greenville, Ohio, whom he married on June 4, 1960; son and daughter in law, Brian & Patty Class of Greenville; grandchildren, Sarah Harter, Ryan Class, Rachel Class and Kyle Harter; great grandchildren, Hunter, Summer and Jacob Harter; brothers and sisters in law, Roger & Marjorie Class of Greenville and David & Sandy Class of Marysville, OH; sisters and brother in law, Linda Anderson of Florida and Phyllis & Jim Holsinger of Covington, OH; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his daughter, Sue (Class) Hollinger; brother, Robert K. “Bob” Class; sisters and brothers in law, Helen & Delbert Stephan, Jean Class and Ray Anderson; step father, Harvey Paulus.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, bowling and working on lawnmowers.

There will be a service held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Sylvia McKibben officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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