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Friday, December 30, 2016

John David Myers (December 28, 2016)

John David Myers, 77, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at his residence.

He was born July 8, 1939 in Darke County, Ohio, a son of the late Oscar and Pearl (Davidson) Myers. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Brent David Corn; sisters, Marylin Myers and Phyllis Magoto; brothers, Bill ,Robert and Donald Myers.

John was a member of First Assembly of God in Greenville, was a realtor for over 47 years and a United States Army Veteran.

He is survived by his wife Connie Myers, whom he married December 31, 1961; daughter, Susan (Mark) Hartrum of Greenville, Ohio; son, Robert Allan (Melinda Jean) Myers of Newburg, IN; grandchildren, Kristen Beth Jurgens, Kaylee Brooke Hartrum, John Thomas Myers and Abby Elizabeth Myers; brother, Jack Meyers of Greenville, Ohio; sisters, Betty Jo Price and Barbara Ginger, both of Greenville, Ohio.

A Celebration of life will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at First Assembly of God, 7219 ST RT 118, Greenville, OH with pastor Dale Boeger officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville on Monday, January 2, 2017, from 4 PM to 7 PM.

Memorial contribution may be made Hospice of Miami County.

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

William Jack Meckes (December 29, 2016)

William Jack Meckes, age 91, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 8:48 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio. He was born on October 16, 1925 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Pete & Irene (Helms) Meckes.

He is survived by his wife, June (Coppock) Meckes whom he married on February 3, 1944; son and daughter in law, Michael & Shelley Meckes of Greenville; daughter and son in law, Kimberly & Ned Sebring of Greenville; grandchildren, Dustin Meckes, Tiffany Dickie, Jim (Lavonne) Campbell and Cynthia (Dick) Hill; great granddaughter, Charlie Dickey and several other grandchildren; sister and brother in law, Patricia & Richard Faulknor of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his siblings, Thomas Meckes, John Meckes and Mary Jo Brock.

He owned and operated Butter Top Bakery in Greenville and was part owner of Peanut Barrel and the Greenville Flower Shop. He also worked in insurance sales and dispatcher. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville, VFW, American Legion, Elks and was an avid golfer. He was a member of the United States Navy.

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 Heartland Hospice or American Alzheimer’s Association. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Betty Tinkham (December 23, 2016)

Betty Tinkham, 61, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Friday, December 23, 2016 at Heartland Of Greenville.

Betty was born Monday, April 18, 1955 in Greenville, OH, a daughter of the late Arthur and Stella Koons.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law’s, Rick Broomhall and Jim Gross

Betty worked for Heartland of Greenville , Taco Bell and Master Industries.
She enjoyed spending time with her family.

Betty is survived by her Husband, of 14 years, Don Tinkham of Greenville, whom she married September 6, 2002.; daughter, Casey Hoff of Greenville; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Becca Hoff of Greenville; granddaughters, Elizabeth N. and Skylynn M.; brothers, Henry and Janet Koons of Indiana and Bob and Sue Koons of Indiana; sister, Dorothy Jones of Bradford; her former husband, David Hoff of Greenville; sister-in-law’s, Glenna Broomhall, Teresa Gross and Tam Hoff all of Greenville; several nieces and nephews.

Betty's family would like to express their thanks to the nurses and staff at Heartland of Greenville for the special care given to Betty during her stay there.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 5 PM, January 6, 2017 at the East Main Church of Christ in Greenville with Pastor Tracy Brown officiating.

Family and friends may visit at the church from 4PM till the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Betty's family to help with funeral expenses.

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

Braund Pope and Oliver Floyd Funeral Homes

Mary Beth (Powell) Zwiesler (December 25, 2016)

Mary Beth (Powell) Zwiesler, 60 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Sunday December 25, 2016 at 8:37 PM. She was born February 7, 1956 in Montgomery County, Ohio the daughter of Judith (Davis) Powell and the late Earl Powell. She was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her father; sister in law: Sue Zwiesler; brother in law: Tim Zwiesler.

She is survived by her mother; her husband: Peter Gerard Zwiesler of Greenville whom she married August 13, 1977; children & spouses: Sarah & Ryan Brubaker of Greenville, Joseph & Amanda Zwiesler of Greenville, Ruthie & Michael Wilfong of Middleport, Ohio, & Rebecca Zwiesler of Greenville; grandchildren: Lily, Ellie, Callie, Kate, Lauren, & Baylor; sisters & brother in law: Belinda Gallagher of Dayton, Coral & Mark Goeke of Eaton; in laws: Robert & Margie Zwiesler of Wichita, Kansas, Jim & Sharon Zwiesler of Dayton, Kay & Dick Seubert of Dayton, & Scott Zwiesler of Orlando, Florida; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Friday December 30, 2016 at 10:30 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church 131 E. Fourth Street Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday December 29, 2016 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home and ½ hour prior to services on Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Darke County or State of the Heart Care.

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

Evelyn Unger (December 25, 2016)

Evelyn Unger, 98 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Sunday December 25, 2016 at 12:00 PM at Oakley Place, Greenville, Ohio. She was born December 16, 1918 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late George Edward & Mary (Michael) Alspaugh. She retired from Hannah’s Garden Center. She was a member of Painter Creek Church of the Brethren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Darrell “Doc” Unger whom she married February 17, 1940; brother & sister in law: Carl Nolan & Jean Alspaugh; brother in law: Dallas Lucas.

She is survived by her children: Lowell & Nina Unger of Greenville, Beverly & Steve Foster; grandchildren: Kim (Scott) Stickley, Craig (Katrina) Unger, Kathy (John) Bachmann; great grandchildren: Clay (Savanah) Stickley & Jordan Stickley, Allison & Lane Unger, Julia & Elena Bachmann; sister: Treva Lucas of Greenville; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Wednesday December 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Mel Musser officiating. Burial will follow in Gettysburg Cemetery. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care.

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

Lucas Russell Frye (Saturday, December 24, 2016)

Lucas Russell Frye, 35, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Saturday, December 24, 2016 at his Residence

Lucas was born Monday, December 7, 1981 in Greenville, OH.

Lucas is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Charles N. and Dorothy Frye; maternal grandparents, Russell A. and Betty L. Thobe; and grandmother-in-law, Doris A. Siders-Gray.

Lucas was employed at Whirlpool as a maintenance journeyman. Lucas loved to ride his motorcycle and spend time with his wife and children. He enjoyed being involved with his children's sporting events and loved playing softball.

Lucas is survived by his wife, of 13 years, Julia M. (Siders) Frye of Greenville, whom he married Saturday, June 21, 2003; his children, Trinity and Connor Frye; his parents, Larry D. and Linda S. (Thobe) Frye of Union City, OH; brothers, Larry C. and Kassi Frye of Greenville and Daniel Frye of Arcanum; sister, Tisha and Mike Gibson of New Weston; sisters-in-law, Jami and Chad Etter of Bradford and Lori and Michael Guthrie of Greenville; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Brian K. and Joyce A. Siders of Greenville; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Dinner will follow the burial at Greenville Eagles 113. Third Street Greenville, Ohio.

Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.

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

Braund Pope and Oliver Floyd Funeral Homes

Carol R. Hangen (December 24, 2016)

Carol R. Hangen, 88 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday December 24, 2016 at 7:13 AM at the Versailles Health Care Center. She was born December 16, 1928 in Columbus, Ohio the daughter of the late Darrell R. & Estella (Shaffer) Price. She worked as a Registered Nurse and was a member of First Assembly of God Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Lloyd A. Hangen; son: James Jacob Schreiner; brother: Emmett Friend Price; sisters: Evelyn Stonerock, & Clara Winona “Noni” Oliver; brother in law: James Stonerock; sister in law: Anita (Kincaid) Price.

She is survived by her daughters: Kristine Moore of Greenville, & Adelaide Kolb-Selby of Mount Ida, Arkansas; 7 grandchildren; numerous great and great great grandchildren; brother: Tom Price of Greenville; sister: Judy Bridges of Greenville; sister in law: Darlene Price.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Drs. Without Borders, or UNICEF.

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

Friday, December 23, 2016

Edith L. (Bryson) Hunt (December 18, 2016)

Edith L. (Bryson) Hunt, age 65 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 5:18 PM Sunday December 18, 2016 at the Brethren Retirement Community. Edith was born November 9, 1951 in Union City, Indiana and the daughter of the late Marvin and Martha Mae (Witters) Bryson.

She had formerly been employed as a Machinist at Corning Inc. of Greenville. Edith enjoyed being with her family, cooking and was a Jehovah’s Witnesses.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Larry Bryson.

Edith is survived by her children Chad (Stephanie) Hunt, Elaine Hunt and Patsy (Tony) Deubner all of Greenville; 8 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brothers Eugene Bryson and Neil Bryson, both of Greenville; sisters Janet (Larry) Mitcham of Pflugerville, Texas, Debbie (Dennis) Newman of Ansonia, Connie Green of Piqua and Vicky Grilliot of Yorkshire as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was truly loved by all!!

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday December 31, 2016 in the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall 6688 Ludy Road Greenville, Ohio with Brother Scott Wilson officiating.

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

Funeral arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Mary Anna (Edwards) Wentworth (December 21, 2016)

Mary Anna (Edwards) Wentworth, 96 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday December 21, 2016 at 10:20 PM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. She was born April 19, 1920 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late Roy & Oda (Laudenslager) Edwards. She was a homemaker and worked at Fram for 30 years retiring June 1, 1982; she also volunteered at Wayne Hospital and for Community Action Partnership for many years.

She is preceded in death by her parents: husband: Don F. Wentworth; sons: Jerry Wentworth & 1 in infancy; daughter: Carol Clausen; brothers: Leonard & Raymond Edwards; sister: Leanora Hiatt.

She is survived by he children: Dixie (Robert) Jones of Greenville, Jim (Barbara) Wentworth of Greenville; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren.

Services will be held on Tuesday December 27, 2016 at 12:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM 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

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Daniel F. Harless (December 17, 2016)

Daniel F. Harless, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 17, 2016. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years, Mary Ann (Thompson) Harless; son, Daniel Scott; and parents, Lester “Mike” and Helen Harless of Wabash IN.

Born March 29, 1937, Dan was a native and life-long resident of Greenville and active member and trustee of First United Methodist Church of Greenville. He was also an active Rotarian for over 30 years. He owned and operated Treaty Travel in Greenville until retiring in 2002. After retiring, he served at the Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, and as docent at the Garst Museum.

Dan is survived by sons, D. Robert Harless of Columbus, OH and David (Yolanda) Harless of Colorado Springs, CO; brother Melvin (Lavonne) Harless of Poulsbo WA; sister Gloria Jean (Bill) Cooksey of Warsaw, IN; sister Vicki (Don) Lee of Wabash IN; grandson David (Ryann) Harless of Aubrey, TX; granddaughter Tamara Harless of Colorado Springs, CO; great-granddaughter Alexis Grace and nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at First United Methodist Church of Greenville on Thursday, January 5th, at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Red Cross.

The family has entrusted Oliver Floyd Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Gary L. Brown (December 20, 2016)

Gary L. Brown, 79 Beloved, husband, father and grandfather of New Madison, Ohio passed away on Tuesday December 20, 2016 at 4:56 PM at Reid Hospital, Richmond, Indiana. He was born February 2, 1937 in Dayton, Ohio the son of the late Lee E. & Hazel M. (Campbell) Brown.

He worked at Shellar Globe for 28 years and Witt Plastics/Klockner Penaplast for 35 years until his death.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother: Gale E. Brown; sisters: Joyce (Brown) Noggle, & Nancy D. Brown.

He is survived by his wife: Betty J. (Sharp) Brown ; eight children: Dianna (Brown) Minnich of Lafollette, Tennessee, Carol (Gary) Nichols of New Paris, Ohio, Dan Brown of New Madison, Ohio, Dennis Brown of New Madison, Ohio. Ron (Lisa) Brown of New Madison, Ohio, Darlene (Ed) Lizak of Fairfield, Ohio, Terri (Brown) Hollar of New Paris, Ohio, Kelli (James) Holliday of Greenville, Ohio; 22 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; brother: Cary L. Brown of New Madison, Ohio.

Services will be held on Friday December 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Otterbein Cemetery. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home.

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

Garold C. Rismiller (December 19, 2016)

Garold C. Rismiller, 67 of New Weston, Ohio passed away on Monday December 19, 2016 at 3:36 PM at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born February 24, 1949 in Greenville, Ohio the son of the late Clarence & Edith (Riffle) Rismiller.

He was a retired forklift operator and farmer.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife: Irene (Mertz) Rismiller of New Weston; children & spouses: Aaron & Morgan Rismiller, Elaine Rismiller, Philip & Melissa Rismiller, Alan & Renee Rismiller; granddaughters: Sophia, Charlotte, & Lexie; brothers & sisters & spouses: Carolyn & Marvin Fourman, Virgil Rismiller, Judy Nast, Nelson Rismiller, Harold Rismiller & Robin Wolfe, Mark Rismiller, Joyce Swisher, Gloria & Mark Burns, Faye & Rick Harmon; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Thursday December 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Bill Maki officiating. Burial will follow in St Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Burkettsville, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday December 21, 2016 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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

Gladys Irene Deaton (December 19, 2016)

Gladys Irene Deaton, 91, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Monday, December 19, 2016 at Heartland of Greenville.

Gladys was born Wednesday, April 22, 1925 in Darke County OH, a daughter of the late Ralph and Lydia (Wade) Bowman.

In addition to her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Deaton, whom she was married to for 68 years and a sister, Lucille Bowman.

Gladys was a homemaker. Gladys and Jack enjoyed traveling, fishing and spending time with their family. Gladys was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness.

Gladys is survived by daughters, Karen and Neil Skiver and Kathy Fisher (Gene Robbins); grandchildren, Kelly (Philip Booker) Thwaits, Teresa and Walt Taylor, Ranee and Niles Richards and Rodney and Abbey Fisher; great grandchildren, Kohl, Krue, Kayge, Keris, Teha, Torie, Grant and Haylee; sisters, Ethel Hogg, Dorothy Townsend, Marlene Bowman and Barbara Pacheco; several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Kenneth Green officiating. Burial will be in Greenville Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice.

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

Thomas A. Jeffers (December 18, 2016)

Thomas A. Jeffers age 78, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 11:52 P.M. on Sunday, December 18, 2016, at his residence. Thomas was born August 12, 1938, in Oneida, Tennessee, to the late Archie & Artie (Williams) Jeffers.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Beverly S. (Cassel) Jeffers whom he married August 30, 1955; children & spouses, Terri & Brian Clark, Vicki & Greg Powell, Tami & Mark Ryan, Guy & Peggy Jeffers, Todd & Karen Jeffers, Mindy & Kent Davis, Gregory Jeffers I and Michelle & Shawn Davidson; 30 grandchildren & spouses and 22 great-grandchildren & spouses; sisters & brother-in-law, Jane Lanning, Rita & Ellis Haydon and Lazette Smith; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Thomas served in the U.S. Army. Thomas owned & operated Classic Reproductions in Greenville.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, December 23, 2016, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Friday from 12:30 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Yvonne (Snyder) Mangen (December 17, 2016)

Yvonne (Snyder) Mangen, age 78, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 4:19 AM at Wayne HealthCare, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on December 3, 1938 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Clyde & Vinnie (Zeller) Snyder.

She is survived by son, Tom Mangen of Versailles; daughter, Lisa Mangen of Versailles; granddaughters, Alie & Jena Mangen; sister, Violet “Duck” Curtis of Versailles; brothers in law, Don Yagle of Ansonia, Ohio, and Cyril Mangen of Celina, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Glen Thomas "Tom" Mangen; siblings, Dale Snyder, Vivian Ungericht, Esther McEldowney, Marge McGreevy, Bob Snyder, Ruth Wentworth, Ruby Yagle and Annola Allread.

Yvonne is a member of St. Denis Catholic Church and the Eagles Auxiliary. She worked at Sideliners in Versailles. She enjoyed camping and most of all watching her granddaughters sporting events.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church, 14 E. Wood St., Versailles, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 4-8 PM and Thursday from 9-10 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Versailles Emergency Medical Services. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Joyce Ann Hinkle (December 16, 2016)

Joyce Ann Hinkle, of Gettysburg, Ohio, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 6:43 AM due to an automobile accident. She was born on October 28, 1952 in Greenville, Ohio. She is dearly loved by her parents Charles & Grace Evangeline (Riffell) Hinkle of Greenville, Ohio.

In addition to her parents Joyce will be very missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Joyce worked at McDonalds for over 20 years. She was a graduate of Gettysburg High School in 1970 before attended Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana majoring in Music.

There will be a service held on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Pleasant View Missionary Church, 5231 Gettysburg-Pitsburg Rd., Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Frank Beard officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11:00 AM until the time of the service at the church. 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 Pleasant View Missionary Church or Ronald McDonald House. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Carolyn Rhodes (December 11, 2016)

Carolyn Rhodes, age 74 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 5:00 AM Sunday December 11, 2016 in the Miami Valley Hospital Dayton, Ohio. Carolyn was born February 8, 1942 in Greenville and the daughter of the late James Howard and Pearl (Martin) Plessinger.

She had formerly worked at the K-Mart Store in Greenville and enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William Fredrick Rhodes Sr., daughter Kelly Clark and brother Michael Plessinger.

Carolyn is survived by her children Tammy Mitchell, Jami Rhodes both of Greenville, Jerry Rhodes of Sevierville, Tenn. and William Fredrick Rhodes Jr. of Greenville; grandchildren Shannon Rhodes, Todd Clark, Kristen Bowling, Dennis Mitchell, Ashley Mitchell, Shawana Pritchard and Nathan Young; great grandchildren Kayleigh Strong, Ashlyn Bowling, Aubree Mitchell, Emma Mitchell, Lillian Mitchell, Shayleigh Rhodes, Keegan Clark, Kageen Clark, Kaitlynn Clark, Nevaeh Clark, Makayla Clark, Jerry Lee Pritchard, Sierra Young and Shellby Pritchard; great great grandchild Elyjah Michael Taylor; brothers Randy Plessinger of Germany, Don Plessinger and James Plessinger, both of Greenville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday December 22, 2016 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

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

Harold Lee Armstrong (December 14, 2016)

Harold Lee Armstrong, 62, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Kindred Hospital in Dayton, OH.

Harold was born October 30,1954 in Dayton, Ohio, a son of the late Harold Lloyd and Mary Ann (Schmitz) Armstrong .

Lee was preceded in death by his parents.

Lee was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville. He was an avid automobile enthusiast. He enjoyed carpentry, broadway theatre and loved animals. He has also been a volunteer paramedic for the city of Greenville.

Lee is survived by his sister, Diann Manning of Greenville; aunt and uncle, Phyllis and W. T. Lewis of Union City, OH; uncle, Richard Steenrod of Florida; and numerous cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on at 9:00 am on Monday December 19, 2016 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Fr. John White officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, State of the Heart Care or Darke County Cancer.

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

Juanita Pearl Ungericht (December 14, 2016)

Juanita Pearl Ungericht, 95, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

Juanita was born Tuesday, December 13, 1921 in Lightsville, OH, a daughter of the late Royce and Bessie (Smith) Jessup.

In addition to her parents, Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Ungericht and two brothers, John and Kenneth Jessup.

Juanita was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, American Legion and Women of the Moose all of Greenville.

Juanita is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kerry and Linda Ungericht of Greenville; sister, Peggy Wright of Union City; sister-in-law, Sue Corle of Van Wert, OH; special friends, Berhane and Trease Belew and their son, Daniel Belew.

A Celebration of life service will be held on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends may visit on Monday, December 19, 2016 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am also at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care.

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

Thomas D. Eadler (December 13, 2016)

Thomas D. Eadler age 69, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away at 12:27 AM on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, in the ER at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville. Thomas was born June 28, 1947, in Richmond, Indiana, to the late Forest & Evelyn (Dalrymple) Eadler.

Thomas is survived by his children, Douglas Eadler of New Madison, Alysa & Jeff Collins of New Madison and Jon Eadler of Jacksonville, Florida; grandchildren, Jonathan Eadler, Caitlyn Eadler and Chase Collins; brother & sister-in-law, Dave & Robin Eadler of New Madison; sister & brother-in-law, Mary Beth & Pat Ryan of Tipp City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Thomas was also preceded in death by a sister, Carol Koons; and a brother, Steve Eadler.

Thomas retired from Dana Perfect Circle in Richmond, Indiana.

The family will receive friends on Friday, December 16, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Monday, December 12, 2016

Arlis Turner (December 8, 2016)

Arlis Turner, 92 of New Madison, Ohio passed away on Thursday December 8, 2016 at 9:30 AM at Wayne Healthcare, Greenville, Ohio. He was born May 7, 1924 in Somerset, Kentucky the son of the late David & Nora (Burdine) Turner. He retired from Chrysler Air Temp after 30 years. He served in the Army Air Corp in World War II.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Wanda Turner; daughter: Jennifer Woodard; daughter in law: Delores Houston; grandson: Eddy Floyd.

He is survived by his children: Victor (Sharon Libbee) Houston, Elizabeth Murray, Carlene (Dave) Sands, Darlene Lyme, Arlis Turner, & Lee (Katie) Brandon; son in law: David Woodard; 16 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; brothers: Kenneth Turner, Kurt Turner, Denzell Turner, Ray Turner; sister: Ila Burdine; close friends: Denise & Jerry Holsapple & sons; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Monday December 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday at the funeral home.

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

Wanda June Clawson (December 12, 2016)

Wanda June Clawson, age 93, of New Madison, OH, passed away, Monday, December 12, 2016 at Wayne Healthcare in Greenville, OH.

She was born Thursday, April 5, 1923 in Eaton, OH, a daughter of the late Clifford and Violet (Fogle) Charles.

In addition to her parents, Wanda was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Clawson, whom she married April 9, 1944; two grandchildren, Jared and Tisha Clawson; and two brothers, George and Tom Charles; and a daughter-in-law, Patty Clawson.

Wanda was a long time member of the Castine Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by two children, Gary Clawson of New Madison, OH, and Cheryl (Gary) McCabe of Indianapolis, IN; two sisters, Eileen Markey of Eaton, OH and Roberta Eck of West Alexandria, OH; six grandchildren, Barry (Jennifer Michael) McCabe of Tucson, AZ, Brenda (Matt) Reed of Fishers, IN, Ben (Miranda) McCabe of Phoenix, AZ, Justin (Jennifer Kiser) Clawson of New Madison, OH, Tiffany (Brandon) Bowman of Fountain City, IN and Tara (Wyatt) Brown of Columbus, IN; and 11 great-grandchildren

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Castine Church of the Brethren in Castine, OH with Pastor Gary Cloyd officiating. Burial will follow in Castine Cemetery.

Family and friends my visit Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Church.

The family has entrusted Braund Pope Funeral Home, in New Madison, with the arrangements.

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

Annie Jo Wagaman (December 11, 2016)

Annie Jo Wagaman, 73, of Greenville, OH, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016 at her residence.

Annie was born Thursday, August 26, 1943 in Cherokee County, GA,a daughter of the late John and Minnie (Jenkins) Harrison.

In addition to her parents, Annie was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell G. "Wogie" Wagaman, brothers, William, Paul and Ray Harrison and a sister, Ruth Brooks.

Annie was an avid bowler at Treaty City Lanes. She was a member of the Greenville Moose Lodge and the Greenville Eagles.

Annie is survived by her son, David Harrison and special friend Roxanne Longenecker of Greenville; granddaughter, Jessica Harrison of Greenville; sisters, Ellen Hunter, Hazel Holcomb, Martha O'Nell and Shelby Millsap all of GA; several nieces and nephews.


A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 16, 2016 at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Eric Fee officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association.

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

Sharon L. Mayo (December 10, 2016)

Sharon L. Mayo, 76, formerly of Ansonia went home to the Lord, Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center.

She was born October 1, 1940 in Winchester, IN to the late Marvin and Edna (Poling) Erwin. She married her high school sweetheart, Richard J. Mayo, on May 24, 1958. Sharon was preceded in death by a brother, Richard “Buddy” Erwin.

She is survived by her husband and her four children, Robert (Lisa) Mayo, Randy (Tracy) Mayo, Eugene (Denise) Mayo and Carol (Wes) Davis; twelve grandchildren, Brandon Mayo, Patrick (Jamie) Mayo, Sara Mayo, Rick (Lauren) Mayo, Stephanie Mayo, Jeff Mayo, Sydney Davis, Jennifer Mayo, Collin Mayo, Nick Mayo, Mark Mayo and Seth Davis; one great grandson, Joseph Grilliot; two brothers, Jim (Norma) Erwin and Ken (Marilyn) Erwin; a sister, Janet (Jerry) Hall; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 10:30 at the St. Louis Catholic Church in North Star, OH with Fr. David Zink officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

Family and Friends may visit on Friday, December 16, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. A prayer service will be held at 4:30 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care.

Online condolences may be sent to www.oliverfloyd.com.

Denette R. Kinnison (December 9, 2016)

Denette R. Kinnison age 54, of Arcanum, Ohio, passed away at 10:29 AM on Friday, December 9, 2016, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville after a lengthy illness. Denette was born April 25, 1962, to Donna (Brandon) Miller of Arcanum and Duane (Ann) Kinnison of Sarasota, Florida.

In addition to her parents, Denette was also survived by a son, Cory Miller of Arcanum; brother, Douglas Kinnison of Arcanum; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Denette was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Don and Ruth Brandon.

Denette enjoyed going to Your Happy Place in Greenville an Adult Day Care Center for many months which meant a lot to her.

A celebration of Denette’s life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church 6825 St. Rt. 722 Arcanum (Ithaca) with Pastor Travis Qualls officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church or State of the Heart Care. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Harold D. Harrod (December 5, 2016)

Harold D. Harrod, 88, of Rossburg, OH, passed away, Monday, December 5, 2016 at Kindred Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

Harold was born Friday, February 17, 1928 in Fort Loramie, OH, a son of the late Kora and Lula (Baucher) Harrod.

In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his brother, Clarence Harrod.

Harold was a member of the Community United Methodist Church in Union City, OH. In his earlier years, he hauled milk, worked at Corning and then became a fulltime farmer. Harold was a member of the American Legion in Fort Recovery. He enjoyed playing cards, attending his grandkids sporting events, as well as watching the Cincinnati Reds and college sporting events on TV.

Harold is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marlene (Taylor) Harrod of Rossburg, whom he married Sunday, December 6, 1952; his children, Galen and wife Ann Harrod of Rossburg, Bonnie and husband Dave Snider of Greenville, Sally and husband Vernon Brigner of Ansonia and Tom and wife Jayne Harrod of Rossburg; grandchildren, Brian Harrod, Beth Harrod,Kevin (Brittany) Harrod, Sean Snider, Jill (Paul) Struble. Cindy (Mikel) Sinnott, Andy Brigner, Jessica (Kirk) Gower, Nick (Adam) Harrod, Korey (Brittany) Harrod, and Dr. Jennifer (Sean) Gerber; 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Bertha Mae Booker of Saline. MI and Luella and husband Harold Roeth of Sidney; serveral nieces, nephews and sisters in law.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Oliver Floyd Funeral home in Greenville with Pastor Mitch Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home and also from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Friday prior to service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community United Methodist Church or American Heart Association.

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

Richard R. “Butch” Hoffman (December 4, 2016)

Richard R. “Butch” Hoffman, age 74, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 8:50 PM at State of the Heart Care Unit, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on January 16, 1942 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Charles E. “Chuck” & Marjorie L. (Isenhouer) Hoffman.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years Joyce (Deubner) Hoffman whom he married on July 31, 1965; son, Brad Hoffman of Greenville; daughter, Nicole Hoffman of Greenville; grandson, Braxton Hoffman; siblings, Scott & Doris Hoffman of Gettysburg, Ohio, and Diana & Tim Cook of St. Henry, Ohio; brother in law, Alan & Laurie Deubner of Covington, Ohio; best friend, Lady; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his step mother, Ilo M. (Deubner) Hoffman and grandparents, Richard “Dick” & Marie Hoffman.

Butch retired from Corning Glass after 35 years of service as a tradesman. He was a member of the Sons of the Legion and VFW. He loved fishing, hunting, camping, playing cards and most of spending time with his family.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 2:30 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor John Sgro officiating. Family will receive friends on Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.

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

Monday, December 5, 2016

Leslie R. “Les” Monnin (December 1, 2016)

Leslie R. “Les” Monnin age 69, of Versailles passed peacefully unto the Lord on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio, surrounded by his loving family.

Leslie was born in Russia, Ohio, on April 28, 1947, the son of the late LeRoy & Bernice (Peltier) Monnin. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marlene (Monnin) Drees and brother, Anthony “Tony” Monnin. Les is survived by his son, Russell Monnin of Palm Coast, Florida; brothers & sisters-in-law, Don & Mary Monnin of Russia, Ohio, Wayne & Dana Monnin of Tipp City, Ohio, and Dale Monnin of Crawfordville, Florida; sister & brother-in-law, June & Dave Walters of Fryburg, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Les was a graduate of Russia High School and worked as an auto body repairman at local auto repair shops in this area. He loved working on his privately owned cars and antique cars in the evening and weekends. Les loved getting together with his friends and watching NASCAR racing and then starting a open fire and having a good old fashion barbeque with family and friends. Les will be missed by family and friends and be remembered as a good friend. Les proudly served his Country in the U.S. Air Force Reserves during the Vietnam War. Leslie’s last request was don’t cry.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at St. Remy Cemetery in Russia with Rev. Fr. Martin Fox officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Linda F. Miller (December 2, 2016)

Linda F. Miller, age 70 of New Madison, Ohio passed away at 10:24 AM Friday December 2, 2016 in the emergency room of Wayne HealthCare Greenville, Ohio. She was born July 5, 1946 in Greenville, Ohio and the daughter of the late Francis Eugene “Gene” Ford, Reva Lou (Cain) Ford and Iona Marie (Rinard) Ford.

Linda retired in 2011 from Whirlpool of Greenville where she had been employed for 38 years.

She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Eagles Lodge, all of Greenville. Also a 1964 graduate of Westmont High School and very active in the alumni group that planned many of the class reunions, She enjoyed playing golf and spending time with her family, particularly her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Rodney Ford and an infant sister Martha Lee Ford.

Linda is survived by her husband Nevin Miller of New Madison. They were married July 8, 1967. Also son Lonnie (Tammy) Miller of New Madison; daughter Luann (Jim) Mann of Greenville; grandchildren Kaylin (Jason) Henninger, Trever Mann, Samantha Miller and Rachel Miller; Great grandchildren Ellie and Ainsley Henninger; Sisters Kay (Ron) Klosterman of Greenville, Paddy (Rex) Cox of Greenville, Jane (Craig) Weitbrecht of Kokomo, Ind. and Jackie (Kent) Lephart of Arcanum; brother Michael Ford and Cheryl Blankenship of New Madison and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday December 8, 2016 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Eric Fee officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery Fort Jefferson, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions may be given to the Charity of your Choice.

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

Friday, December 2, 2016

Gerald D. Lucas (December 1, 2016)

Gerald D. Lucas, age 89 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:32 AM Thursday December 1, 2016 at the Village Green of Greenville. He was born July 5, 1927 in Brookville, Ohio and the son of the late Chester R. and Edna C. (Petering) Lucas.

Gerald retired in 1989 from the Union City Body Company after 21 ½ years of employment and had farmed his entire life in the Darke County area.

He was a Veteran of WW II serving in the US Army and a member of the St. John Lutheran Church and American Legion, both of Greenville.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a step grandson William Robertson, Brother William Lucas and nephew Bruce Lucas.

Gerald is survived by his wife Velma (Schrader) Lucas of Greenville. They were married July 12, 1950. Also sons Thomas Ray Lucas and Richard Jay (Melody) Lucas all of Greenville; granddaughter Jodi Lucas, step grandchildren Tim Robertson, Holli Elliott, Wendy Brenner and Madisyn Pieper; great grandson Eddie Manning III and fiancé Jenny Lucas; step great grandchildren Autumn Robertson, Cheyenne Fritz, Eric (Butter man) Brenner Jr. and Lucas Lowell Brenner; brother Donald J. (Louise) Lucas of Greenville and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday December 5, 2016 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Brian McGee officiating and the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard conducting Full Military Honors. Burial will follow in the St. John Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM in the in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions may be given to State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County or St. John Lutheran Church.

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

Ann J. Hollingsworth (December 1, 2016)

Ann J. Hollingsworth age 83, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 3:40 AM on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Ann was born June 21, 1933, in Dayton, Ohio, to the late H. Emerson & Arabelle I. (Freeman) Crites.

Ann is survived by her children, Marie & Bill Todd of Versailles, Dale Hollingsworth of Russia, Cindy Hollingsworth of Versailles and Sue & Scott Waldren of Arcanum; grandchildren, Shawn & Brian Heindl, Jared & Brianna Waldren and Andrea Waldren & Jody Taylor; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, William Crites of Amherst, Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Ann was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert I. Hollingsworth; sisters, Mary Grilliot, Carol Freeman and Gail Schlater; and brother, Robert Crites.

Ann retired from the Versailles Post Office where she was a mail carrier. She attended the Webster United Methodist Church.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor David Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington. The family will receive friends on Monday from 3:00 to 7:00 PM and Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Emergency Medical Services or State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Isaac, “Ike” Brown Sherwin (November 27, 2016)

Isaac, “Ike” Brown Sherwin, age 94 and longtime resident of Berea OH and recent resident of the Brethren Retirement Community of Greenville OH passed away at 7:45 pm on November 27.2016 after an extended battle with cancer.

He was one of 6 children born on June 29 1922 to the dear late Albert and Agnes (Brown) Sherwin. Ike's late wife of 66 years, Betty Adele Sherwin (Grumbling) was his high school sweetheart in Barnesboro Pennsylvania where they both were born and raised. Ike and Betty married after Ike's WWII service in the Pacific Theater. Ike went to war at age 18 and his service took him around the world and ultimately landed him in some of the most intense fighting in Burma and India. After he returned from war and married, he moved his family to the Cleveland area following his wife's family to N. Royalton. He found work as a partner in a painting business until Ike eventually got a job selling pharmaceutical and medical supplies. All of Ike's early years were formative for his love of God, family and country and that love had a profound influence on everyone who knew him and everything he did.

Now that he is passed, Ike will be missed by many but especially by his two daughters, Gail Peters (Kent) and Rebecca Mistak (E James) along with four grandchildren. Ike is also survived by eight great-grandchildren. His family is grateful for his love and devotion to them and to his wife. Also with gratitude, we remember his always lively sense of humor and passion for living life fully engaged. Ike's interests and hobbies over the years are numerous: harmonica, hunting, fishing, camping, softball, tennis, racket ball and golf. Most of all, his family and friends know of his love and gratitude for the message of faith in Christ Jesus new life. New Life for him began in this life and now this life is fully realized.

The family invites friends to visit them on Friday December 2, 2016 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the Berea Baptist Church prior to the service which begins at 11:00 AM (Arrangements by the Zechar-Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville and Baker,-Osinski- Kensinger Funeral Homes Berea OH.) Burial will follow in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, OH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Greenville OH-State of the Heart Hospice at, stateoftheheart.org or Berea Baptist Church 250 West Front Street, Berea OH 44017 or Old Bridge Baptist Church, 21 Kossman Street, East Brunswick NJ 08816. Also the family wishes to thank his church and the community of neighbors and caregivers that encouraged and helped Ike during this late season of his life.

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

Rachelle Cordonnier (November 27, 2016)

Rachelle Cordonnier passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at the age of 83. She was an educator all her life, having first been a teacher in elementary schools for 15 years, and then Principal for 26 years. She also served as Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in New Mexico for five years. All of her educational experience was in Catholic Schools.

Rachelle was preceded in death by her parents, August and Freda (Barhorst) Cordonnier, one sister, Marie Schwartz, and three brothers, Thomas (Rosemary) Cordonnier, Kenneth Cordonnier and Paul Cordonnier. She is survived by three brothers, Jim (Doris) Cordonnier, August F. (Barb) Cordonnier and Bill (Sue) Cordonnier; one sister, Carol (Amos) Johns. Her brother in law, Kenneth Schwartz; sisters in law, Rosie Cordonnier and Connie Cordonnier also survive. She has numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

Rachelle was heavily involved in her church St. Boniface Catholic Church in Piqua. She taught CCD, volunteered for several activities, organized many events and adored in the Chapel for many hours every week. Rachelle was always concerned about the poor and less fortunate and so we ask that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be given to St. Boniface Catholic Church or charity of your choice.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 10:30 AM at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. Tom Bolte celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Remy Catholic Cemetery, Russia, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 4-7 PM as well as Friday from 9-9:45 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio.

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

Joe Leslie Martin (November 26, 2016)

Joe Leslie Martin, 74, of Greenville, left this earth and entered his heavenly home on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.

Joe was born Saturday, October 24, 1942 in Union City, IN, a son of the late James A. and Dorothy (Meier) Martin.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by previous wife, Lucy (Miller) Martin, and nephew, Michael Martin.

Joe was a member of the First Assembly of God in Greenville. He served as a trustee for Washington Township for over 30 years. He was a longtime member of Gideon’s International. Joe dedicated his entire life to farming. He also enjoyed mission trips to Guatemala and China. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Joe is survived by his Wife, of 38 years, Becky J.A.(Long) Martin of Greenville, whom he married Friday, March 31, 1978; a son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Beth Martin of New Madison ; daughters and son-in-law, Sara and Teddy Horne of Dayton, OH and Polly and Tim Bailey of Union, OH; grandchildren, Derek and Sierra Martin, Brittney Martin, Tyler Martin, Avery Horne, Ezra Horne, John Bailey and McKenna Bailey; great grandson, Carter Joseph Martin; brothers, William F. and Vickie Martin of Greenville and Larry Martin and special friend Deb Hart of Greenville; sister, Jane and Albert Weimer of Arcanum; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Paulette and Dave Hoke of Arcanum; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at The First Assembly of God, 7219 St. Rt. 118 N, Greenville with Pastor Dale Boeger officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Tuesday, November 29,2016 from 4;00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International, State of the Heart Care or First Assembly of God Church.

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

Albert J. Pontius (November 18, 2016)

Albert J. Pontius, age 88 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 7:17 am, Friday, November 18, 2016, at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.

Albert was born December 3, 1927, in Barberton, Ohio, to Albert and Dorothy Pontius. After graduating from Doylestown High School in 1945 and working several jobs for six months, as well as playing guitar and singing at the Cleveland Music Hall, WCLE radio and other venues, he joined the Army where he worked as a company clerk (because he could type) in Camp Lee, Virginia. After one year, he was transferred as a Captain to the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center in Maryland where he worked for six months. After World War II ended, at the age of 20, he returned to Doylestown where he dated and married Ethel Maurine Smith, his wife for 62 years until her death on November 26, 2011.

Albert commuted to Ashland College and transferred to Kent State where he received a B.S. in Administration in 1952 and earned his CPA license. After working 10 years for Arthur Anderson in Cleveland, he returned to Kent State for his MBA in 1964 and also taught classes there and became an assistant professor at Akron University until 1965. He then moved his family to Greenville and joined Overmyer Glass Mould Corporation in Winchester, Indiana, where he was the CFO for 20 years. He then went into private practice, well into his 70s, helping to rejuvenate corporations, including Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company.

Albert is survived by his children Richard A. (Sharon) Pontius of Columbus and Carol J. Pontius of Dayton; grandchildren Dana and Lisa Pontius of Columbus; sister Virginia Evans in the Apostolic Christian Home in Rittman; sisters-in-law Madeline Meyers of Brookville and Janet Iversen of Raleigh; brother-in-law Leonard (Carol) Smith of Raleigh; nephews Kurt Meyers of West Milton, Jeff Meyers of Brookville, Larry Iversen of Vancouver and David Iversen of Raleigh.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, 1499 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Dr. John Person officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 2, 2016, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com. In lieu of flowers, friends may send donations to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, OH 45331.

Ron Lee O’Dell (November 25, 2016)

Ronald Lee O’Dell, age 78, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016 at 12:10 PM at State of the Heart Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on August 4, 1938 in Greenville, Ohio, to H. Virginia (McCabe) O’Dell of Darke County, Ohio, and the late Robert C. O’Dell.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, Judy (Miner) O’Dell whom he married on July 24, 1982; daughters and sons in law, Glee Ann & Robert Wills of Union City, Ohio, Julie & Jeff Sebring of Greenville, Gena & Jake Garner of Griffin, Georgia, and Jalynn & Tory Tollefson of Greenville; step children, Kelly & Duane Sanning of Greenville, Kipp & Teri Ann Kline of Greenville, Kathy & John LeMaster of Greenville, Kristi Spille & Scott Neanen of New Madison, Kurt Kline of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and Merry Block of Charlotte, North Carolina; grandchildren, Bobby Livingston, Jalee Aultman, Trent Livingston, Lance Hughs, Kary Tollefson and Nick Tollefson; step grandchildren, Josh Dohme, Jacy Dohme, Justina Smith, Jenna LeMaster, Jalena LeMaster, Johnny LeMaster, Stewart Spille, Brandi Spille, Ryan Kline and Christopher Duke; 5 great grandchildren; 8 step great grandchildren; brother and sister in law, Larry G. & Denise O’Dell of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father.

Ron worked as a farmer, operated a stock yard and worked with horses for many years. He also was employed at Wetzel Trucking for 20 years. He was a member of the American Legion and Moose Lodge in Greenville. He was the first Greenville FFA member to receive the American Farmer Award. He loved tractor pulling and was a member of the Miami County Antique Tractor Pullers Association and OSU Antique Tractor Puller Association.

There will be a graveside service held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Oak Grove Cemetery, Ft. Jefferson, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 5-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

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

Edith Lamons Bertram (November 25, 2016)

Edith Lamons Bertram, 78, of Greenville, Ohio, formally of Dayton, passed away November 25, 2016. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School Class of 1956, in Dayton. Edith was the daughter of Robert Samuel and Sally Frank Pates Lamons who preceded her in death.

She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Camden, Ohio. She accepted the Lord as her Savior and was baptized in 1954 at the former Westwood Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio.
She was a member of the Fort GreenVille Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge; Direct Descendants of David (Davy) Crockett, and The First Families of Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 ½ years, Wayne Bertram, also three sisters, Dorothy Lamons Freshour, Helen Lamons Powell, and Ruby Lamons Richey. She is survived by her children, Lesia L. Bertram, Douglas W. Bertram (Catherine), Leticia A. (Tish) Miller (Richard). Four granddaughters Ashley Bertram Todd (Brian), Stacy Bertram Berry (Christopher), Elizabeth Miller Davis (Clinton) and Victoria Miller, great-grandchildren Emma, Evan and Olivia Todd and Anastasia Berry, niece Nancy Powell Andrews and nephews Robert, Donald and Steven Freshour, Earl, Mark, and Dennis Riley as well as several great nieces and nephews.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home of Greenville, Ohio with the Reverend Greg Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Abbottsville cemetery in Greenville Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home. Edith’s eternal home will be in Heaven.

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

Thomas D. Rhoades (November 22, 2016)

Thomas D. Rhoades,70, of New Madison, OH, passed away, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Wayne Health Care in Greenville.

Tom was born March 23,1946 in Darke County, OH, a son of the late Lowell and Gladys ”Peg” (Spencer) Rhoades.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents.

Tom served in the Army National Guard. He enjoyed woodworking and bird watching. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and volunteering at the Darke County Parks.

Tom is survived by his wife Jennifer (Hans) Rhoades of New Madison, whom he married September 03, 1965; daughters and son in law, Amanda and Robert “Danny” Brockman of Williamsburg, IN and Melissa Powell and Robert “Bobby” Hymes of New Madison; grandchildren, Alivia Dwire, Rylee Powell, Ryder Hymes, Alyssa Brockman, Tabatha Reynolds, Rebecca Brockman, Samantha Brockman; great grandchildren, Trystan Reynolds, Kayden Reynolds, Raylan Brockman; brother and sister in law, Keith and Mel Rhoades of Kettering; sister and brother in law, Jane and Bill Armstrong of Greenville; nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at the New Madison United Methodist Church with Pastor Carol Duffield officiating. Burial will follow in Otterbein Cemetery withh military honors conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

Family and friends may visit Tuesday, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Darke County Parks.

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

Jon Edward Agne (November 22, 2016)

Jon Edward Agne, age 87, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 8:13 PM at the Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. He was born on May 17, 1929 in Prattville, Michigan, to the late Augustus W. “Gus” & Lydia “Angela” (Hall) Agne.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jane (Goodall) Agne whom he married on March 4, 1951; sons and daughters in law, Bruce & Chris Agne of Greenville and Jeff & Monica Agne of Troy, Ohio; grandchildren, Shawn (Mindy) Agne, Jessica (Ken) Koch, Timothy (Misty) Agne, Michelle (Ben) Dickstein, Craig (Julia) Agne, Lisa (Chris) King, Kyle Agne and Jenelle Agne; great grandchildren, Natalie Agne, Carter Koch, Sam Agne, Cooper Koch, Clara Dickstein, William King and Charlotte Agne; siblings, Paul Agne of Versailles, Max (Elaine) Agne of Shelbyville, Kentucky, Marilyn (Larry) Warner of Eaton, Ohio, and Thelma Agne of Battle Creek, Michigan; as well numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by, son, Brad Agne; grandson, Christopher Agne; sisters, Pauline Williams and Marguerite Davis; brothers, Robert& Don Agne; as well as a sister at infancy.

Jon was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Versailles, Ohio and was a member of the United States Air Force. He was a teacher working at Eaton, Greenville, Ft. Recovery and Hardin Schools before retiring in the 1980’s. After retirement he volunteered at Lehman Schools. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, planes and cars.

There will be a service held on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 3:30 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Pastor Bob Akins officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles with a Graveside Military Service conducted by the Versailles Honor Guard.. Family will receive friends on Sunday one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Trinity Lutheran Church or Versailles Emergency Medical Services. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Aisie Irene Bortner (November 22, 2016)

Aisie Irene Bortner, 94, formally from West Manchester, OH passed away, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Brethren Home Retirement Community.

Irene was born September 6th, 1922 in Fountain City, IN, to the late Frank and Irene (Vore) Lacey.

Irene was very active in the Prices Creek Church of the Brethren and also the Slo-Downers Camping Club and with supporting the Brethrens Retirement Community Center. She was very proud of her grandchildren and great grad children.

In addition to her parents, Irene is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Bortner.

Irene is survived by her son, Jerry and wife Margaret Bortner of Greenville; daughter, Lois and husband Paul Moore of South Bend, Indiana; grandchildren, Eric and Alicia and their daughters, Ava and Alayna, Mike and Elizabeth of Tucson, Arizona, Katurah and Joe Mindock and their children Lacey, Alan, Ian and Joseph, Jerrod Scott and wife of Farmers Branch, Texas and their children and Paula and Mike Greenwell of Redmond, Oregon.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 25, 2016 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Chaplain Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery in Fountain City, IN.

Family and friends my visit Friday, from 10:00 AM until the service at 11:00 AM.

Memorial Contributions by be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or BRC Resident Fund, 750 Chestnut Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Dian L. Bryson (November 23, 2016)

Dian L. Bryson age 55, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 8:16 A.M. on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Dian was born June 21, 1961, in Greenville to Leroy & Jean (Sundman) Wellman of Greenville.

In addition to her parents, Dian is also survived by her husband, Neil W. Bryson whom she married August 15, 1981; children, Benjamin & Rebekah Bryson of Avon Lake, Lindsey & Andrew Cizmar of Avon Lake and Seth Bryson of Greenville; granddaughter, Adalynn Bryson; brothers & sister-in-law, John & Deb Wellman of Galloway, Robert Wellman of Cincinnati and Joseph Wellman & Penny Williams of Greenville; sister & brother-in-law, Joyce & Tod Clark of Greenville; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Dian was a LPN at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville for 38 years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, November 28, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 West Third St. Greenville with Rev. Fr. Ken Baker celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Greenville. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. and Monday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care or the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Chelsea "Chuck" D. Wright, Jr. (November 18, 2016)

Chelsea "Chuck" D. Wright, Jr., age 55, of Cincinnati, OH, passed away, Friday, November 18, 2016 at his sister's home in Canal Winchester, Ohio.

He was born Sunday, June 18, 1961 in Troy, OH, a son of Sharon Vaughan Wright of Trout Lake, WA and the late Chelsea Wright, Sr.; and Grandma Mazzie Wright.

Chuck was a foreman at Sherwin Williams in Cincinnati, OH. He was a member of the 14340 Steel Workers Union, and a Senior Soldier in the Salvation Army. He loved to be around his family and friends.

In addition to his mother, Sharon, Chelsea is survived by his brothers, Stephen, Gary, Andrew and Timothy Wright; and a sister, Melinda (Kevin) Young.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12 PM Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, OH. Burial will follow in Beamsville Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Saturday at the funeral home from 11 AM till the time of service.

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

Robert E. “Bob” Rhoades (November 19, 2016)

Robert E. “Bob” Rhoades, age 71, of Piqua, Ohio, and formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 3:47 PM in Darke County, Ohio, due to an automobile accident. He was born on February 3, 1945 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Eugene Franklin Rhoades and Clara Florence & Robert (Mannix) Stauffer.

Bob is survived by his wife of 45 years, Margaret “Peggy” (Sedam) Rhoades whom he married on February 6, 1971; sons, Rob & Jeff Mullins of Dallas, TX, and Chris Rhoades of Greenville; sisters and brother in law, Sandra Hoying of Greenville and Debbie & Steve Brandt of Greenville; brother and sister in law, Tom & Angela Stauffer of Oldsmar, FL; brothers in law and sisters in law, Carol & Mike Gray of Houston, Ohio, Kay & George O’Neill of Hollywood, FL, and Rick & Karen Sedam of Piqua, OH; special friends, Corbin & Skylan Robison; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his father and mother in law, George & Joan Sedam.

Bob was a firefighter retiring from the Greenville Fire Department. He also was a former employee with the Ohio Department of Health working within the Hazmat Department. He was an amateur hand radio operator and loved all aspects of trains. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville and St. Boniface Catholic Church in Piqua.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 10:30 AM at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 310 S. Downing St., Piqua, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. Tom Bolte celebrant. Burial will follow in the Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday, November 28, 2016 from 5-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to National Fallen Firefighter Association at www.firehero.org. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Mary (Martin) Pullins (November 20, 2016)

Mary (Martin) Pullins age 83, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 9:32 P.M. on Sunday, November 20, 2016, at Kettering Medical Center. Mary was born November 8, 1933 in Seneca County, Ohio, to the late Grover & Jennie (Zuber) Pingle.

Mary is survived by her children, Kathy & Ralph Gehret of St. Marys, Robin & Lloyd Fickert of Celina, Steve & Deb Martin of Milford, Daniel Martin of California, Kerry & Jane Martin of Waynesfield and Jenny & Tim Keiser of Versailles; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mary was also preceded in death by her 1st husband, Ted T. Martin; 2nd husband, Ralph Pullins; and son, Mark Martin.

Mary retired from Honeywell (Fram Corporation) in Greenville.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 27, 2016, from 11:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 P.M. at Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Donna J. Bridenbaugh (November 20, 2016)

Donna J. Bridenbaugh, age 70 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away at 7:40 PM Sunday November 20, 2016 at the Miami Valley Hospital Dayton, Ohio. Donna was born March 5, 1946 in Arcanum.

She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Donna was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Pitsburg, Ohio where she was a Deacon and an avid member of the Quilt Ministry. She was also an officer in the Order of the Eastern Star. Donna was retired from Wayne Hospital of Greenville where she worked in the Registration Department for 14 years.

She will be greatly missed by her husband of 50 years, Ronnie Bridenbaugh of Arcanum; daughters Pam (Brad) Sherman of West Milton, Angie (Bob) Haston of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Terri (John) Thobe of Versailles; grandchildren Matthew and Rachael Horner, Adam (Sarah) Sherman, Claire Sherman, Alexis and Jaeda Marshall, Amanda and Andy (Shannon) Haston, Kalysta and Devyn Thobe; great grandchildren Ethan Sherman, McKenna Haston and Kayleigh Jones as well as many friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday November 23, 2016 in the Trinity Lutheran Church 8520 Oakes Road Pitsburg, Ohio with Pastor Mel Musser officiating. Burial will follow in the Mote Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday November 22, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Wednesday from 9:30 AM until time of the services in the church.

In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be given to the Cancer Association of Darke County.

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

Mary Jane Crumrine (November 18, 2016)

Mary Jane Crumrine, 74 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Friday November 18, 2016 at 5:33 PM. She was born June 26, 1942 in Greenville, Ohio the daughter of the late Daniel M. & Eva Mae (Easterday) Hartzell. She was a homemaker and loved her family and children and adored her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her sister: Nola Mae Hartzell.

She is survived by her husband: Gary E. Crumrine of Taylor, Michigan, son & daughter in law: Gary Lee & Cheryl Crumrine of Taylor, Michigan; daughters & son in law: Nola Mae Crumrine of Greenville, Laura & John Salsido III of Romero, Michigan; grandchildren: Kari, Sharon, Serena, Audrey, & Matthew; brother & sister in law: Dan & Emily Hartzell of Lancaster, California; numerous nieces & nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday November 25, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Joe Soley officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fort Jefferson, Ohio at a later date. Family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Guideans International, Shriners Hospitals, UNICEF, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or any children’s organizations.

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

Mason Ray Brown (November 16, 2016)

Mason Ray Brown, stillborn, of Ansonia, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:46 AM at Wayne HealthCare, Greenville, Ohio. He is the son of Robby Brown and Diane Dixon of Ansonia, Ohio.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his siblings, Haylee, Anna and Robert Brown of Ansonia; maternal grandparents, Dawn (Charlie Herron) Dixon of Greenville; paternal grandparents, Frank & Linda Brown of Greenville; maternal great grandmother, Brenda Crow; paternal great grandparents, Thomas & Jeanette Stephenson and Betty Brown; aunts and uncles, Kim (Brian) Stewart, Kyle (Becky) Thomas, Kory (Abby) Thomas, Heather (Jesse) Guthrie, Amanda Dixon, Tina (Jon) Brown, Christopher (Leslie) Oda, Susan Beatty, Amanda Tinkham and Wanda Harter; as well as numerous cousins.

He is preceded in death by his maternal great grandfather, Richard Crow; and paternal great grandfather, Robert Brown.

There will be a service held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday, November 21, 2016 from 5-7 PM at the funeral home.

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

Phyllis Jean (Altic) Schoenleben (November 16th, 2016)

Phyllis Jean (Altic) Schoenleben died peacefully on November 16th, 2016 at the Brethren Community Retirement Home in Greenville, Ohio at the age of 88, after suffering from dementia. She is survived by her husband, Glen Schoenleben of Greenville, and two Grandsons Adam Eichenauer of Hawaii and Alan Eichenauer of the Virgin Islands. Brothers Richard, William and James. Sisters Shirley & Mary.

Phyllis was born May 26, 1928, the daughter of Cecilia (Hannan) Altic and Ambert Guy Altic who both proceeded her in death. She graduated from Westside High School in Union City, Indiana in 1947. She married Glen (the love of her life) on December 24, 1947 and they were married nearly 69 years.

Phyllis worked as a waitress, for a doctor and as a telephone operator for many years as well as a housewife her entire life. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crafts and reading. She and Glen had one child Sharon (Eichenauer) Schoenleben who proceeded her in death in 2014.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday November 19, 2016 in the First United Methodist Church 202 West Fourth Street Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Terry Cavanaugh officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fort Jefferson, Ohio. The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Saturday November 19, 2016 at the church.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Kent Folkerth (November 16, 2016)

Kent Folkerth (Folky), 58 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday November 16, 2016 at 1:55 AM at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born March 20, 1958 in Greenville, Ohio the son of Jeannie (Turner) Folkerth of Greenville and the late Robert “Bob” Folkerth. He worked in the construction field for 30 years.

He was a graduate of Greenville High School; was active in Greenville Little League Baseball; He was an avid lover of sports; he loved the Ohio State Buckeyes; the Cleveland Browns; the Cincinnati Reds; the Dayton Flyers; Dayton Dragons; he loved to have fun and loved spending time with his family especially his 1 year old grandson.

He is preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his mother; his wife of 33 years: Debby (Potter) Folkerth of Greenville; sons & daughter in law: Matt & Megan Folkerth of Milford, Ohio, & Christopher Folkerth of Greenville; grandson: Nolan Daniel Folkerth; brother: Kevin Folkerth of Greenville; sister & brother in law: Becky & Clif Lakes of Richmond; & numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Wednesday November 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Reverend James Otis officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday November 22, 2016 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Greenville Citizens Baseball.

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

Jerry R. Batten (November 12, 2016)

Jerry R. Batten age 77, of Arcanum, Ohio passed away at 11:08 A.M. on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville. Jerry was born August 4, 1939 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Chester & Zema (Lephart) Batten.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 56 years, Glenna E. (Eubank) Batten whom he married September 24, 1960; sons & daughters-in-law, Douglas R. Batten & Linda Robinson of Richmond, Indiana and Jeffrey A. & Jeanne Batten of Englewood; grandchildren, Katie Shuttleworth, LaNelle Tuggle, Camron Batten, Liam Batten, Colin Batten, Chasity Shepherd and Christina Burdge; several great-grandchildren; twin brother, Larry J. Batten of Versailles; sister-in-law, Betty Batten of Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jerry was also preceded in death by his sisters, Marjorie Cyphers and Joanne Cruze; and brothers, Delmer Batten and Lloyd Batten.

Jerry retired in January 2004 from JV Products in Arcanum where he worked for 31 years. Jerry also worked at Staub Laser in Dayton for 5 years and Raymath Company in Troy for 3 years. Jerry was a member of Woodington Congregational Christian Church. He was caretaker for Butler Township Cemetery for many years. Jerry saved pop can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House and aluminum cans for the Shriners.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Harve Bowman officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Ft. Jefferson. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children or Arcanum Rescue. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Illah June Sink (November 12, 2016)

Illah June Sink age 79, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 2:30 A.M. on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at her residence. Illah was born June 24, 1937 in Darke County near Arcanum to the late Roy & Iva (Wyan) Oswalt.

Illah is survived by her husband of 56 years, James E. Sink whom she married December 13, 1959; daughter & son-in-law, Krim Danzinger & Joe Perriello of Cleveland; son & daughter-in-law, Kevin & Kim Sink of Arcanum; grandchildren, Sarah Delaney Danzinger and Chris Starns; and brother & sister-in-law, Galen & Shirley Oswalt of Arcanum.

In addition to her parents, Illah was also preceded in death by a brother, George Oswalt.

Illah was a homemaker. She was a member of the Greenville Church of the Brethren. Illah was a founder and member of the Ladybug Garden Club. She loved gardening, animals and was an avid hiker in which she conquered the Appalachian Trail.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at the Greenville Church of the Brethren 421 Central Ave. Greenville with Pastor Ron Sherck officiating. Burial will follow in Castine Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Darke County or State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Betty J. Fisher (November 10, 2016)

Betty J. Fisher age 92, of New Vienna and formerly of Greenville passed away at 10:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at her residence. Betty was born September 7, 1924 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Joel R. & Esther (Norris) Wagner.

Betty is survived by her children, Joel Whittaker of Lebanon, Charles Whittaker of Camden, Anita & Dale Powell of New Vienna and Ethel Watson of Harveysburg; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Betty was also preceded in death by her 1st husband, Gerald Whittaker; and 2nd husband, Charles Fisher.

Betty was a homemaker and formerly worked at Wayne Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital and Neff Lettering. She was a member of the Warren County Sheriff’s Posse Auxiliary. Betty loved traveling in their Winnebago.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Chaplain R.M. Pelley officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville 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 Crossroads Hospice 8069 Washington Village Dr. Dayton, OH 45458. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com