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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Richard E. “Dick” Shively (January 12, 2016)

Richard E. “Dick” Shively, age 84, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 6:25 AM at Brookdale Nursing Home in Greenville, Ohio. He was born on April 5, 1931 in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Charles & Opal (Hughes) Shively.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Beverly (Bridge) Shively of Greenville, Ohio, whom he married on August 1, 1959; daughter and son in law, Rhonda & Steve Eberhard of New Madison; son Jeffrey Allen Shively of Eldorado, Ohio; and grandchildren, Jared Eberhard and Chloe Eberhard.

Mr. Shively was a member of the United States Army serving in the Korean War. He enjoyed and loved his occupation of farming where he felt it released his creative spirit. He also enjoyed and was a pilot where he flew his acrobatic plane. He retired from General Motors at the age of 65 and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville.

There will be a Celebration of Life held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. 4th St., Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Dr. John Person officiating. Burial will be in the Greenmound Cemetery, New Madison, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 10-12 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 Brookdale Hospice. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Mrs. Karlynn Leeper (January 10, 2016)

Mrs. Karlynn Leeper, 56, of Rossburg Ohio received an offer from God that she simply could not refuse. She unexpectedly passed on Sunday, January 10, 2016 in Oxford, Ohio. Karlynn was born on December 28, 1959 in Union City, Indiana, and was a daughter of Nevin and the late Shirley (White) Hiestand.

Karlynn's life was full and she was full of life. She could easily be described as the life of the party and knew no strangers. Every aspect of her life revolved around her family, as she was their rock. She invested her time showering all of the love she had on her eleven grandchildren. She was as selfless as they come and offered a listening ear to all with emotional, yet blunt, empathy. She was a creative visionary who paid close attention to detail and adored all things that sparkled and shined. She was a self-proclaimed event organizer, who herself, was as un-organized as they come. She had a knack for storytelling, a reputation for being late, and an infectious cackle. The capacity of Karlynn's heart was immeasurable.

Karlynn is survived by her husband of 37 years, Dennis Leeper, whom she married August 26, 1978; her children, Jodi (Henry) Reichert of New Weston, Ohio, Tracy (Greg) Wendel of Versailles, Ohio, Matt (Stephanie) Leeper of Troy, Ohio, and Kari (Lance) Bartram of Liberty, Indiana; grandchildren, Kierra, Ethan, and London Reichert, Annie and Libby Wendel, Grady and Calleigh Leeper, Hayden, Ayla, Lucy, and Camry Bartram; 4 brothers and sisters, Krisann (Ted) Riegel of New Carlisle, Ohio, Greg (Claudia) Hiestand, of Greenville, Ohio, Brad (Cindy) Hiestand of Rossburg, Ohio, and Karen (Jim) Eilerman of North Star, Ohio.

A Memorial Mass for Karlynn will be held on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville with Fr. John White officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be given to Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Plaza, Dayton, Ohio 45404, Attn: Development Department.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

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

Mrs. Patsy Oliver (January 10, 2016)

Mrs. Patsy Oliver, 80, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away, Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Oakley Place.

She was born January 10, 1936 in Greenville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Cecile (Troutwine) Beanblossom. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Douglas Harvey Marr.

Patsy had a Master degree in Nursing and was the Director of Information Systems at NYU Hospital in New York City. Patsy was a member of The United Church of Christ in Cornwall, Congregational, volunteered taking patients to doctor appointments. Pasty loved to garden, enjoyed canning and traveling.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Oliver of Greenville; step children, Shawn Marr of Westport, CT, David Oliver of Greenville, Michael and Chrissy Oliver of Olmstead Township, OH , Kelly and David Asbury of Atlanta, GA, Regan and Sean Hannon of Scituate, MA; step children, Ben, Sam, and Grace Asbury, Claire and Carly Oliver, Madison, Sean Jr., Ella, and Kelly Hannon; brother, Dick Beanblossom of Greenville; nephew, Steve and Leesa Beanblossom of Greenville; niece, Tammy Beanblossom of Greenville; great nieces, Jenny, Kate, Sara, and Emily.

A celebration of Patsy’s life will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Short officiating. Family and Friends may visit from 1:00 pm until time of services also at the funeral home. Burial will be in Beamsville Cemetery. The family request memorial contributions be made to The United Church of Christ in Cornwall, Congregational, 8 BoltonHill Rd., PO Box 35, Cornwall, CT 06753.

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

Kathryn Collins (January 9, 2016)

Kathryn Collins, 98 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on January 9, 2016 Brethren Retirement Community. Kathryn was born September 23, 1917 in Randolph County, IN to the late Leonard and Nellie (Lewis )Perkins

Kathryn graduated from Jackson High School in Indiana. She had retired as the head cook from the Greenville City Schools. She was a member at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville. She was a member of the Corning Retirees club, the quilt club, garden club and the VFW ladies Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents, Kathryn is preceded by her husband, William ”Bill” Collins in 1980, her daughter, Mary Kaye Menke, seven brothers and two sisters.

Kathryn is survived by her daughter, Janice and Jack Oswalt of Greenville; three grandchildren, Karla Moore of Palestine, Beth and Gary Cain of Greenville, and Tom and Jo Oswalt of Long Beach, CA; four grandchildren, Nathan and Julie Moore of Wayne Lakes, Leslie and Ryan Crawford of Palestine, Matthew Cain of Troy and Leah and Ben Sheperd of Bellbrook; 10 great great grandchildren.

A celebration of Kathryn’s life will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Friends and family may visit on Saturday from 12:00 PM until time of service. Burial will follow in the Teegarden Cemetery near Ansonia. Family request donations be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church.

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

William “Bill” A. Fox (January 7, 2016)

William “Bill” A. Fox, 89, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on January 7, 2016 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. William was born October 3, 1926 in Hillgrove, Ohio to the late L. Cornell and Mary (Crouse) Fox.

Bill served his country proudly in the United States Army. He was a retiree of Sheller-Globe after working 35 ½ years. Bill drove a school bus for Liberty Local and Westmont High School and was a volunteer firefighter for Liberty Township Fire Department. He stayed very active and had a home business, Fox Rubber Stamps. Bill was a 65 year member of the Masonic Lodge in Versailles and Gettysburg.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Sullenbarger Fox and his grandson Scott Johnson.

Bill is survived by his children, Joyce and husband Raymond Johnson of Gettysburg, Ohio, Betty and husband Rod Hartzell of Greenville, Ohio, Roger Fox and his fiancée Loretta of Las Vegas, Nevada, Karen and husband Doug Shoenleben of Gettysburg, Ohio, and John and wife Crystal Fox of West Milton, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, a niece as well as numerous friends.

A celebration of Bill’s life will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Friends and family may visit on Tuesday from 5 PM – 7 PM. Masonic services will be held at 7 PM. A private burial will follow at the convenience of the family in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens will full military honors. Family request donations be given to State of the Heart Hospice or Reid Hospice in lieu of flowers.

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

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Tom Martin Harless (January 7, 2016)

Tom Martin Harless, age 90, passed away in Greenville, Ohio on January 7, 2016. Born Feb. 5, 1925, in Greenville, Ohio, the second child and only son of Lon and Genevieve (Amman) Harless, Tom was preceded in death by his parents and his oldest sister, Mary Florence Strukamp, and an infant sister Elizabeth.

As a youth, Harless attended St. Mary's Catholic Church and elementary school. Drafted out of Greenville High School in 1943, Tom served a tour in the U.S. Army at the end of WWII in Okinawa and Japan and was honorably discharged as a sergeant. He married Hazel Naomi Anthony at St. Mary's Church in Greenville on July 12, 1947. The couple has six living children.

The family settled in Greenville until 1967 when they relocated to Dayton, Ohio. When the children were grown, Tom and Hazel moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in October of 1977 and later up the coast to Satellite Beach, FL in 1992, where they remained until a final move back to Greenville to live in the Brethren’s Retirement Community in November of 2012.

Harless had a life-long career in sales. In Greenville, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Elks. A natural athlete, he swam and played football as a youth, played church league softball for St. Mary’s in Greenville in the early 1960s, and rode a bike most days upon retirement in his 80s. Also in retirement, Harless taught himself to refurbish bicycles and often donated them to charity or to neighborhood children. He enjoyed entertaining with stories and jokes. Gregarious and outgoing, he made friends easily and was an ace card player and gin rummy aficionado. He was an active member of the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church near Satellite Beach, FL and performed church-related volunteer work for the parish, including organizing the food court at the church's annual festival. He also was a long-time volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and delivered Meals on Wheels until late in life. Although proud to be a transplanted Floridian for decades, he remained a loyal fan of the Cincinnati Reds and followed Ohio State and Notre Dame Football.

Harless is survived by Hazel, his wife of 68 years, and daughter Susan Halley (Richard) of Greenville, Ohio, John Harless of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, James Harless (Edna Higgins)of Dayton Ohio, Barbara Gotshall (Robert) of Fort Collins, CO, Rebecca Rosen (Clifford) of Freeport, Maine, and Sharon Harless also of Fort Collins, CO. Tom is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday January 12, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 West Third Street, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Father John R. White as celebrant. Burial with Military Honors conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be held in the St. Mary’s Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and on Tuesday from 9:00 A.M. until 9:30 A.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio. The will be a Prayer Service on Monday at 5: 30 P.M. in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident’s aid Fund.

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

Edith E. Prether (January 8, 2016)

Edith E. Prether, 85 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 7:55 AM on Friday January 8, 2016 at the Brethren Retirement Community after an extended illness. Mrs. Prether was born December 11, 1930 in Darke County, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late William and Alma (Hoover) Curtner.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and David Wiltshire of Plymouth, Michigan, son and daughter-in-law Terry Prether and Kristin Stred of Kirkland, Washington. Also surviving are her brothers William Curtner and Lloyd Curtner, both of Greenville, sister-in-law Pauline Curtner of Arcanum. Brother-in-law Ralph Fasick of Greenville, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Robert and Lucy Prether of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

She leaves behind her cherished grandchildren, Brooke and Tyler Conn, Matt and Ellie Prether, Mark and Teresa Wiltshire, Eric and Malina Wiltshire, Lara and Nathan Ray, and Katie Davis. Her great grandchildren are: Eli and Madelyn Conn, Brennen, William, and Lily Wiltshire, and Chloe Ray.
She will be missed by many dear friends, nieces, and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Prether was preceded in death by her devoted husband of nearly 64 years, Charles L. Prether, brother Denver Curtner, sisters Dorothy Fasick and Wanda Campbell, brothers-in-law James Campbell and Bob Mikesell and sisters-in-law Ruth Curtner and Juanita Mikesell.

During her life, Mrs. Prether was devoted to those she loved and cared for. For many years, Mrs. Prether managed the gift shop at the Brethren Retirement Community (BRC) and after retiring continued to volunteer there in many capacities. She derived much pleasure in helping others. Throughout her life, Mrs. Prether enjoyed many different part-time positions as well as being a devoted homemaker. She worked at the New Madison Bonfiglio Pharmacy, at Sink Jewelers in Arcanum, at Downing Fruit Farms, Hollansburg, at Flag Lumber in New Madison, and for a short time had and upholstery business with a friend. Wherever she was employed she loved interacting with people. She was an active member of Beech Grove Church of the Brethren. When her children were school age, she was a 4-H advisor assisting children with a variety of projects.

A private graveside service will be held at the discretion of the family. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday January 16, 2016 at the Brethren Retirement Community Chapel 750 Chestnut Street, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday January 16, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident’s Aid Fund.

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

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Julia L. Widener (January 5, 2016)

Mrs. Julia L. Widener, 62, of New Weston, Ohio, passed away, Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center.

She was born on April 6, 1953, of Piqua, Ohio, a daughter of the late Martha M. (Fine) Hawes.  In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by her brother, Clinton W. Hawes and sister, Martha S. Hawes.

Julia was a homemaker and enjoyed playing games with the kids.  Love to listen to religious music and watch soap operas.

She is survived by her husband, John Widener of New Weston; children, Eric (Kelly) Widener of New Weston, John William (Missy) Widener, II of Ansonia, Rodney L. Widener of Union City, OH, April R. (Shawn) Dickey of Osgood, Marlyn Widener of Vandalia; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sisters, Edie (Fine) Swaney of Covington, Becky (Wilson) Nutter of Piqua, Patty Davis of Covington; brother Jr. E. (Tonya) Hawes.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 AM, Monday January 11, 2016 at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home on Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Hershel Fee officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends may visit Monday, at the funeral home from 10 AM till the time of service.  In the lieu of flowers the family would like donations be given to State of the Heart Hospice 1350 North Broadway Greenville, Ohio 45331 or Cancer Association of Darke County 1111 Sweitzer Street P.O. Box 781 Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Floyd William “Bill” Cassel Jr. (January 6, 2016)

Floyd William “Bill” Cassel Jr., 80 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday January 6, 2016 at 2:25 AM at Village Green Health Center, Greenville, Ohio. He was born January 10, 1935 in Lewisburg, Ohio the son of the late Floyd William & Violet Delight Cassel Sr. He served in the United States Army. He worked at NCR for 21 years and for Corning for 25 years.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church: American Legion; past member of the Moose Lodge; he was involved in coaching and umpiring youth baseball and softball.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his grandson: Daniel Jacob Alexander Cassel; brothers: Kent, Keith “Jake”, Phillip “Butch”, Norman, & Everett Cassel; sister: Shirleen Cooper.

He is survived by his wife: Ova Jeanne (Miller) Cassel of Greenville; children & spouses: Christopher Cassel of Greenville, Roger & Jayne Cassel of Kettering, Doug & Jennifer Cassel of Abrams, Wisconsin, Sheri & Ray Chester of West Milton; grandchildren: Stacey & Matt Mills, Nicholas & Taylor Hamlin, Douglas & Maegan Cassel II, Matthew Cassel, Benjamin Cassel, Breanna Cassel, Mikayla Cassel; great grandchild: Ayden Baumgardner; sisters: Karen Gosnell, Joyce Baril, Sheila Cassel; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday January 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church131 East Fourth Street, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday at the church. Veteran’s graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s association or the Cancer Association of Darke County.

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

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Mrs. Marlene Shiverdecker (January 4, 2016)

Mrs. Marlene Shiverdecker, 82, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away Monday, January 4, 2016, at the State the Heart Hospice Care Center.

She was born on September 9, 1933 in Union City, Ohio, was the daughter of the late Noah and Florence (Peffers) Swallow. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Shiverdecker whom passed away on February 23, 2014.

Marlene was a homemaker and enjoyed being with her family. There are two passages of scripture that help accurately and beautifully describe Marlene’s life. Ephesians 4:2 reads, “Be completely humble and gentle; bearing one another in love.” I Corinthians 13:4-8 admonishes, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

Anyone who knew Marlene quickly realized that she had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, having accepted Him as her personal Savior. Because of her faith in Him, she had the strength, wisdom and determination to walk in the center of His will.

Marlene evidenced a servant’s heart, giving up her own will and laying aside her own rights in order to serve others, selflessly. For over 50 years, she served others in many ways while attending and being a member of the Greenville Church of the Nazarene. At one time or another, she served on the Church Board, Sunday School Board, and Missionary Council. Marlene always said yes when her help was needed. Over the years she had been involved in ways such as a Church Steward, a pianist and director in various Sunday children’s ministry programs, a nursery worker, a Sunday School teacher, and a Vacation Bible School teacher and director. She also served as a tutor/mentor for students in some of Greenville’s elementary school classrooms.

Marlene daily demonstrated a heart filled with love of life and for others. She always had a positive attitude and a genuine smile and laugh. Marlene loved her family and was happiest when with her family. She unconditionally loved her husband, children and their spouses, grandchildren, great grandchild, all the pets (theirs and those of other family members), and her extended family. Some of her favorite times with them included birthdays, holidays, fishing trips, shopping trips to Elder-Beerman, and meals at restaurants such as McDonalds, Burger King and Arby’s. She loved others. Marlene and her husband were always coming across friends to talk to and reminisce with, no matter where they happened to be at the time.

Marlene’s Christ-like heart has provided a powerful legacy for her family and friends. Jesus Christ was Lord of her life and His word was honored. She lived out Philippians 2:3. Her Christ-like heart not only allowed her to treat others as she wanted to be treated, it empowered her to see others as more important than herself.

One of Marlene’s favorite hymns was “This is Like heaven to Me.” The last verse and refrain are now so meaningful.
Last Verse: “We’re looking for Jesus with glory to come-
‘Tis Jesus who died on the tree;
A cloud of bright angels to carry me home-
Oh that will be Heaven to me.”
Refrain: “Oh that will be Heaven to me,
Yes, that will be Heaven to me.
A cloud of bright angels to carry me home.
Oh that will be heaven to me.”
She was survived by her children, Bevin (Donna) Shiverdecker of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Joel (Julie) Shiverdecker of North Carolina, and Melina (Larry) Eberst of Greenville; grandchildren, Kelsi (Tim) Tomayko, Kelly Shiverdecker and Adam Shiverdecker; great grandson, Alexandre; brother and sister in law, Noah and Nora Louise Swallow, Union City, Ohio.

A celebration of life will be held at 2PM, Friday, January 8, at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Wayne Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Brock Cemetery near Brock, Ohio.

Family and friends may visit Friday, at the funeral home from 1PM till the time of service. The family would like the memorial contributions be given to Church of the Nazarene, 7584 St. Rt. 118 Greenville, Ohio.

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

Rev. Everett Ted Wonder (January 3, 2016)

Rev. Everett Ted Wonder, age 91, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 2:15 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on November 7, 1924 in Carey, Ohio, to the late Irvin & Bertha (Stahl) Wonder.

He is survived by his foster children, Gary Burgard of Columbus, Ohio, Anika Juras of Hood River, Oregon, Susie Mouyos of Ramona, California, Linda Clark of Greenville, Ohio, Diana Blythe of Buxton, Oregon, Tracey Herrera of Lusby, Maryland, and Donna Busic of Dayton, Ohio; brother and sister in law, Lynn & Ruth Wonder of Lebanon, Ohio; sister in law, Jean Wonder; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean (Maser) Wonder; brothers, Robert and Morris Wonder; sisters, Alice Davie and Patricia Wonder.

Rev. Wonder was an ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church, with over 40 years of ministry serving churches around the West Ohio Conference. Most recently, he attended First United Methodist Church in Greenville, where he was formerly a director of children’s ministry. He also enjoyed 26 years of performance as a Christian Clown. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Greenville, and Blue Lodge Mason of Toledo, Ohio. Rev. Wonder has been very active in the Boy Scouts of America since 1958. He was a graduate of North Central College of Arts with a Bachelor’s of Arts in 1948, then he continued his education at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in 1951 with a Bachelor’s of Divinity.

There will be a service held on Friday, January 8th at 11:00 a.m. at the 1st United Methodist Church, 202 West 4th Street, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Angela Meeks officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service at church. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

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

Dale J. Johnson (January 4, 2016)

Dale J. Johnson, Greenville, age 93, passed away at the Brethren Retirement Community on January 4, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in Eaton, OH on October 23, 1922 to the late Raymond and Beulah (Ott) Johnson.  Dale served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged after the war ended. Dale married Margie (Smith) from McKee, KY on January 24, 1950, and lived in Greenville where they raised their 3 children.  Dale owned a Texaco Station in Greenville before working and retiring from Corning Glass Works.

Dale had a great smile, was always grinning with a sparkle in his eye, and loved to be with his family.  He loved tending to the lawn and garden, collecting coins, watching Cincinnati Reds baseball, playing cards, hunting and making homemade ice cream.  As difficult as it was for his family to see him decline in health during the past several years, Dale is with his Lord Jesus in his Heavenly Home enjoying what he loved most. Dale is survived by Margie, his beloved wife of 66 years; his children: Michael (Janet), Sebring, FL, James (Janet), Columbus, IN, Annette (Craig) Hohnberger, Pickerington, OH; and grandchildren: Christopher (Stephanie) Johnson, Lauren and Leah Hohnberger; and brother:  Willard (Margie), Eaton, OH; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.  In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by his stepmother, Vonda (Ketring), Eaton, OH, his brother Kenneth, Troy, Ohio, and sister Carolyn Beasley, Eaton, OH. Visitation will be held Friday January 8, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio until time of the Celebration of Life Service starting at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Gary Oser officiating. Also the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard will conduct a Veterans Memorial Service at the funeral home on Friday. Burial will follow at the Zion Cemetery located outside of Eaton, OH.    Dale's family would like to give special thanks to all the compassionate caretakers and nurses at the Brethren’s Home Retirement Community Center and from the State of the Heart Hospice Organization. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Dale either to the Greenville Missionary Church, Brethren Retirement Community or to the State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Dixie Zendelene Miller (January 3, 2016)

Dixie Zendelene Miller, age 88 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 6:49 P.M. Sunday January 3, 2016 at Brookdale Senior Living of Greenville. She was born February 22, 1927 in Sullivan, Indiana and the daughter of the late Rev. Fred and Cora (Hague) Hibbard.

Dixie was retired from Kroger’s of Greenville and had attended the Greenville Missionary Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Miller; son Rodney Miller and grandson Troy Miller.

Dixie is survived by her son and daughter in law Bill and Nancy Miller of Arcanum; grandchildren Kari (Bill) Ruby, Darla (Kyle) Gray, Roxanne (Dan) Perkel, Chad Miller and Debbie Miller (Jerry) Fox; great grandchildren Abbey Miller, Eli Miller, Noah Miller, Chelsi (Mike) Fry, Eric Ruxer, Kelton Gray, Trevin Gray and Simone Perkel as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday January 6, 2016 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:00 A.M. until time of the services in the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be given to the Brookdale Hospice1401 N. Broadway Greenville, Ohio.

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

Robert Loman Schooley (December 18, 2015)

Robert Loman Schooley died on December 18, 2015 in Greenville, Ohio at the age of 82.  The middle of thirteen children, he was born in Hamilton, Ohio on July 12, 1933 to the late Ida and Edgar Schooley.

He worked in various financial capacities at the American Aggregates Corporation throughout his career, including as Treasurer for nearly 20 years.  Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, had been an active member of the Greenville Lions Club and filled various leadership roles at the First Assembly of God Church during his 40 years of membership, including as a deacon and song leader.

Bob changed many lives with his generosity of spirit, and his impish wit endeared him to friends and strangers alike.  His greatest pleasure was uplifting others, but a close second was zipping around town in his black Beetle.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Janice, his daughter Brooke of New York City and a brother Richard of Hamilton, Ohio.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville.  In honor of Bob, the Schooley family will match all donations made in his honor to the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, whose devoted staff provided Bob with truly exceptional care:  https://www.stateoftheheartcare.org/make-a-donation/.

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

Mr. Keith E. Richards (January 2, 2016)

Mr. Keith E. Richards, 81, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2016, at Heartland Nursing Home in Greenville.

He was born September 22, 1934 in Ansonia, Ohio, a son of the late Harley L. and Edith M. (Johnson) Richards. In addition to his parents, Keith was preceded in death by a brother Lester Richards and sisters, Patty Tyler and Peggy McCoy.

Keith spent his whole life working for the railroad. He started his career at the age of 17 with New York Central in 1952. He continued on with Penn Central which later became Conrail. He retired in 1996 after 45 years of service. He loved to work on cars and tinker with anything mechanical. He was a mechanic, electrician, and a plumber; a literal Jack-of-all-Trades. Above all, Keith was a wonderful father, a devoted husband and a friend to all.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Lorena (VanDeGrift) Richards whom he married on November 10, 1962; children, Thomas Jeffrey (Cheryl) Richards of Greenville, Michael Lee Richards of Greenville, Brian Keith (Amanda Williams) Richards of Covington, Ohio; a sister, Lois Marshall of Union City, Ohio; brothers, Jim (Joyce) Richards of Williamsburg, KY, Steve (Phyllis) Richards of Xenia, Ohio and Stan Richards of Ansonia, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, January 8, 2016 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Chris Cobb officiating. Burial will follow in Ansonia Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Thursday, January 7, from 5 – 7PM at the Funeral Home. The family request memorial contributions be given to American Heart Association.

The family would like to thank all the kind staff at Heartland Nursing Home for your kindness. It was greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten.

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

Mr. Charles E. “Charlie” Keaser (January 3, 2016)

Mr. Charles E. “Charlie” Keaser, 81, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, January 3, 2016, surrounded by his family.

He was born March 21, 1934, in Delaware, Ohio, the son of the late O.F. and Ethel (Siders) Keaser. In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by his son Jeffrey Keaser, daughter-in-law, Ellie Keaser; and Sisters Joanne Heffington and Linda Brenner.

Charlie delivered beer for 19 years for the late Jim and Adele Hunt, then worked for his friend Jim Buchy at Buchy Foods. He then went back to work as a salesman for the Schoenling Brewery in Cincinnati and became well known across the United States as “Charlie The Little Kings Man”. Charlie loved his grandchildren and loved going around to all the clubs. One of his proudest moments was being inducted into the Ansonia Wall of Fame for all his high school athletic accomplishments.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marie (Kaiser) Keaser whom he married on September 4, 1954; children, Terry (Marge) Keaser, Susan (Mike) Treadway, Darlene (Greg) Grubb and Allen (Nancy) Keaser, all of Greenville; 20 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; sister, Barbara Gump of Greenville, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville with Fr. John White officiating. Burial will follow St. Mary’s Church Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Tuesday, January 5, from 3 – 7PM at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. The Elks, Moose and Knights of Columbus will hold services Tuesday evening starting at 6:45PM at the funeral home. The family request memorial contributions be given to St. Mary’s School or State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Harold Leon Johnson (January 2, 2016)

Harold Leon Johnson, age 68, of Palestine, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 3:10 PM at Reid Hospital, Richmond, Indiana. He was born on March 22, 1947 in Troy, Ohio, to Gladys Kate (Johnson) Weaver of Arcanum, Ohio.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife of 25 years Tamara (Kreitzer) Johnson of Palestine, whom he married on August 29, 1990; son, Brian Johnson of Palestine; mother in law, Sue Kreitzer of Palestine; brother, Daniel Weaver of Ansonia, OH; sisters, Darlene Ward of Arcanum, OH and Jennifer Furey of Huber Heights, OH; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his brothers, Dennis and David Weaver and father in law, Bennie Kreitzer.

Leon enjoyed drag racing.

There will be a private services held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

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

James “Jimmy” Gross (January 1, 2016)

James “Jimmy” Gross, age 53, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 1, 2016 at 10:07 PM at his residence. He was born on November 18, 1962 in Richmond, Indiana, to Kenny Gross of Greenville and the late Myrna (Gregg) Gross.

In addition to his father he is survived by his wife of 32 years, Teresa (Hoff) Gross of Greenville, Ohio, whom he married on September 16, 1983; sons and daughter in law, Jamey & Diana Gross, Michael Gross and Joe Campbell all of Greenville; step mother, Tammy Gross of Greenville; sister and brother in law, Tammy & David Gregory of Greenville; sisters in law and brother in law, Glenna Broomhall, Tammy Hoff and David Hoff all of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Jimmy was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Greenville, National Rifle Association and Impala SS Club of America. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He worked at the Darke County Sheriff’s office for 15 years, Versailles Police Department, security at Upper Valley Medical center and most recently at GTI.

There will be a service held on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Mr. Phillip Garbig officiating. Burial will follow in the Stelvideo Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday, January 4, 2016 from 4-8 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers it is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Travis Gregory Missionary Fund. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Barbara Ann Sides (December 29, 2015)

Barbara Ann Sides, age 71, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Village Green Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on May 5, 1944 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Talmage Miller & Alma (Baker) Filbrun.

Barbara is survived by her daughter and son in law, Becky & Greg Wardlaw of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Christopher Sides and Audrey Wardlaw; great grandchildren, Brantley Sides; brother and sister in law, Larry & Theresa Miller of Greenville; brothers in law and sisters in law, Charles & Melinda Sides of Anderson, IN, Dennis & Janice Sides of Greenville, Verna & Jim Cook of Covington, OH and Marie Sides of Pennsylvania; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Sides whom she married on November 9, 1963 and son, Chris Sides.

Barbara was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Greenville and she enjoyed crafts, cross-stitching and gardening. She worked as a floral designer for many years.

There will be a service held on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Dr. Jim Vandermark officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, January 1, 2016 from 4-7 PM at the funeral home.

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

Barbara J. “Barb” Coby (December 28, 2015)

Barbara J. “Barb” Coby, age 74 of Rose Hill, Ohio passed away at 9:35 P.M. Monday December 28, 2015 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center Greenville. She was born May 26, 1941 in Darke County, Ohio and the daughter of the late Harry “Pale” and Bernadine “Deany” (Rockwood) Cline.

Barb was retired from the Huffy Bicycle Company.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth C. Coby August 28, 2007; stillborn son Terry L. Coby; sisters Joann Foster, Sandy Hurt and Karen Husted and brother Forrest Rick Cline.

Barb is survived by her children Beverly (John) Wilkinson of Winchester, Indiana and Brenda (Robert) Brown of Ft. Recovery, Ohio; grandchildren Tiffany (Nick) Thomas, Courtney (Bobby Wentz) Wilkinson, Lindsey (James Allen) Brown, Alex Wilkinson and Louie Wilkinson; great grandchildren Breanna, Alana, Dalton and Willow Thomas; sister Debbie (Ernie) Lee of Greenville; brother Marvin Louie (Eleanor) Cline of Streetsboro, Ohio; lifelong friend Maxine Brumbaugh of Lightsville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Thursday December 31, 2015 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Ron Hoeksema officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2:00 P.M. until time of the services in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County or the Brethren Retirement Community Resident’s Aid Fund.

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

Fred C. Clark (December 25, 2015)

Fred C. Clark, 87, passed away on Friday, December 25, 2015. His final days were spent surrounded by his family remembering his remarkable life.

Mr. Clark was born May 27, 1928 to Bert Clark and Mildred (Hiatt) Clark. He was a prominent farmer in Darke County and lived a majority of his life in Palestine, Ohio. Throughout his life he enjoyed sports of any type, baseball, basketball, and golf being his favorite. In his later years, Mr. Clark became an avid golfer at their retirement home in North Fort Myers, FL where he had over six holes-in-ones.

Mr. Clark will be remembered as a hardworking, friendly, kind, and loving father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Joan (Cole) Clark and his brother Gene Clark.

He is survived by brothers, Gale Clark (Greenville, Ohio); Ted Clark (Greenville, Ohio); daughters Jennifer (Tom) Bish (Greenville, Ohio); Cathy Moss (Louisville, KY); grandchildren – Kelly Bish-Herzog (Troy, Ohio); Elizabeth Bish-Laffan (Corvallis, OR); Clark Moss (Louisville, KY); Robert Moss (Louisville, KY); and seven great-grandchildren.

At his request, no service will be held.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and State of the Heart Hospice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Rodney K. Teaford (December 27, 2015)

Rodney K. Teaford age 68, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:10 A.M. on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Rodney was born March 2, 1947 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Frank & Hazel (Dye) Teaford.

Rodney is survived by his wife of 46 years, Barbara (Baker) Teaford whom he married June 21, 1969; daughters & son-in-law, Stacey & Jeff McMiller of New Madison and Kristy Godown & Jeff Shilt of Greenville; grandchildren, Justin McMiller, Macy Godown and Ethan Godown; brothers & sister-in-law, Rudy & Ann Teaford of Greenville and Bruce Teaford of Greenville; sister & brother-in-law, Arlene & John Sanders of St. Augustine, Florida; his English Bulldog, Lincoln Rose; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Rodney was also preceded in death by his brothers, Terry & Colin Teaford.

Rodney served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Union City Body Company. Rodney was a member of the Greenville American Legion and the Greenville Elks.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Full Military Honors will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Darke County or State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Pauline G. Brunswick (December 26, 2015)

Pauline G. Brunswick age 81, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at her residence. Pauline was born October 2, 1934 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Chalmer & Gertrude (Bey) Mangen.

Pauline is survived by her husband, Carl H. Brunswick whom she married June 11, 1955; children, Linda & Bruce Laub of Bradford, Robert P. & Vicki Brunswick of Ft. Loramie, Randy & Renie Brunswick of Ft. Loramie, Alvin Brunswick of Greenville and Eugene & Christine Brunswick of Greenville; 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; brothers & sisters-in-law, Cletus & Kay Mangen of Versailles, Ervin & Barbara Mangen of Rossburg and Basil & Linda Mangen of Versailles; sisters & brother-in-law, Loretta & Viro Rosenbeck of Versailles and Doris Mangen of Piqua; brother-in-law, Donald & Sylvia Fortman of Ft. Loramie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Pauline was also preceded in death by her sons, John Noel, Michael Joseph and Jerome l. Brunswick; and grandson, Christopher Bertke.

Pauline retired from Fram Corporation in Greenville where she worked 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 Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 West Third Street Greenville with Rev. Fr. John R. White celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Greenville. 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 Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s School or State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Jim Eyer (December 25, 2015)

Jim Eyer age 73, of Greenville and formerly of Eldorado passed away at 5:51 P.M. on Friday, December 25, 2015 at Wayne HealthCare Center in Greenville. Jim was born October 10, 1942 in Greenville to the late Harry W. & Genevieve (Kendall) Eyer.

Jim is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, Lyle & Hope Eyer of New Madison; daughter & son-in-law, Lisa & Brian Slade of Arcanum; grandchildren, Jordan & Amanda Slade, Mycaela Slade, Derek Eyer and Cody Eyer; and a sister & brother-in-law, Jean & John Lantz of Centerville.

Jim owned and operated Jim’s Barber Shop in Eldorado for 49 years. Jim was a member of Fort Black Masonic Lodge No. 413 of New Madison. Jim was a volunteer fireman for Eldorado Volunteer Fire Department for many years.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral home in Greenville with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eldorado Volunteer Fire Department. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Mrs. Helen Marie (nee: Owen) (Amrine) Evans (December 24, 2015)

Mrs. Helen Marie (nee: Owen) (Amrine) Evans age 93, of Greenville, Ohio passed away on December 24, 2015. Mrs. Evans was born May 27, 1922 in Champaign County, near Woodstock, Ohio to the late Ralph E. & Nora (Yoder) Owen.

Mrs. Evans was a retired employee of Denison Division, Abex Corporation in Columbus, Ohio. She, and husband Harold Evans, moved in 1987 to Panama City, Florida. She was a longtime volunteer at the Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida, in Panama City. She also is a 1940 graduate of Union City, Ohio East Side High School. Helen loved crossword puzzles and was a fierce competitor at Scrabble. Helen enjoyed connecting with friends and relatives on Facebook, and loved seeing pictures and videos of her great-grandchildren. She played the piano and baritone, and once as a young woman, about 1940, played Under the Double Eagles on both instruments over the radio simultaneously (baritone in right hand, piano with left). Helen was very generous, never critical and a friend to all.

Helen was preceded in death by two husbands, James Wesley Amrine, Marysville, Ohio and Harold W. Evans, Columbus, Ohio; and two brothers, Robert and James (Ted) Owen, Woodstock, Ohio.

Helen is survived by a daughter, Bonnie L. (David) Evans of Livermore, CA; three sons, Dr. James W. (Louise nee: Loynachan) Amrine, Jr. of Morgantown, WV, Ralph P. Amrine of Columbus, OH and Mark A. Amrine of Greenville, OH; two sisters, Louise Oswalt of Union City, IN and Josephine Wilson of Monticello, FL; three grandchildren, Erica (Russell) Anderson of New Orleans, LA, Daniel (Rachel nee: Waldron) Amrine of Fairmont, WV and David (Kyra nee: Beach) Amrine of McDonough, GA; eight great-grandchildren, Macy Amrine, Abigail Amrine, Neil (Max) Amrine, Aiden Amrine, Caleb Amrine, Alia Amrine, Clio Anderson and Evangeline Anderson; two sisters-in-law, Cathy Amrine of Marysville, OH and Anna Mae Blevins of Three Forks, MT; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

According to Helen’s wishes, her cremains will be interred at Woodstock Cemetery in Woodstock, Ohio on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 1:00 P.M.; please feel free to attend. A celebration of Helen’s life will be held at the Evangelical United Methodist Church 117 Franklin Street Union City, OH 45390 at 6:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 9, 2016 followed by a dinner. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Evangelical United Methodist Church 117 Franklin Street Union City, OH 45390 or State of the Heart Hospice 1350 North Broadway Greenville, OH 45331.

Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Shelva Jean Rose (December 23, 2015)

Shelva Jean Rose, age 77 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:37 AM Wednesday December 23, 2015 at the Village Green HealthCare Center. She was born January 1, 1938 in Union City, Ohio and the daughter of the late Delver O. Ray and Thelma H. (Williamson) Helmer.

She was retired from Van Leer Container following 20 years of employment. Prior to that she had work 10 years at Fram Corporation and 10 years in the nursing field.

Shelva was a member of the New Apostolic Church of Greenville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Larry Rose; son Craig Rose; step parents Ralph Helmer & Marguerite Ray; brothers Ronnie Ray and Rodney Helmer and sister Beverly Ray.

Shelva is survived by her children Shelia A. (Bruce) Netzley, Jeffery L. (Lauri) Rose and Tammie S. (Rock) Riffle all of Greenville; grandchildren Corey (Keri) Rose, Megan Rose, Ashley Camacho, Steven Rose, Abby Rose, Jacob Rose and Ben Rose; great grandchild Maddox Rose, Ruthie Rose, Ellie Rose, Layla Rose, Dani Rose, Eli Rose, Eden Rose, Hunter Rose, Carson Barton, Parker Grill, Emma Rose and MacKenna Rose; sisters Lucreda (Joe) Brandt and Joan (Don) Holdeman all of Greenville; brother Ralph (Janet) Helmer of Greenville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Private Memorial Services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial contributions are given to Heartland Hospice or Village Green HealthCare Center.

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

Joseph C. Goubeaux (December 24, 2015)

Joseph C. Goubeaux age 77, of Russia, Ohio passed away at 11:54 A.M. on Thursday, December 24, 2015 at his residence. Joseph was born September 18, 1938 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Martin & Bernadette (Francis) Goubeaux.

Joseph is survived by his children, Jerry & Judy Goubeaux of Russia, James & Trudy Goubeaux of Russia, Joyce & George Freisthler of Anna, John & Heather Goubeaux of McCartyville, Jeff & Kim Goubeaux of Russia and Jo Ann & Jeff Benecke of Ridgeville Corners; 18 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Sr. Rosemary Goubeaux of Dayton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Joseph was also preceded in death by his wife, Juanita M. (Matthieu) Goubeaux on August 6, 2002 whom he married September 27, 1958; brother, Paul Goubeaux; and sisters, Zita Fullenkamp and Adeline Riethman.

Joseph was a farmer and formerly worked at Francis Schulze Manufacturing in Russia. He was a member of St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia with Rev. Fr. Martin Fox celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Remy Cemetery in Russia. The family will receive friends on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com