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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Missy Mae Thornhill (February 22, 2016)

Missy Mae Thornhill, age 39, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016 in Marquette, Michigan. She was born on January 23, 1977 in Greenville, Ohio. Parents are Mike Henson of Greenville and Donna & Randy Clark of Arcanum.

In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband, Shaun Thornhill of Greenville, Ohio, whom she married on October 19, 2013; son, Dez Thompson of Greenville; daughter, Tiona Thompson of Greenville; step children, Nathan & Madison Thornhill; mother in law, Sandra Thornhill of Rossburg, Ohio; sister and brother in law, Amy & Chester Shell of Greenville; step siblings, Melia Henson of Greenville, Adam & Allison Clark of Ithaca, Ohio and Cody Smith of Miamisburg, Ohio; brothers & sisters in law: Chad & Josh Thornhill, Georgette Thornhill. & Jamie Cox; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts & uncles.

She is preceded in death by her nephew, Austin Henson Meade; fathers in law, Jim Cox & George Thornhill.

Missy was known for loving to help others. She worked at Cashland for many years before working at home. She was involved with Operation Christmas and attended EUM Church.

There will be a service held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Briana Makombe officiating. There will be no burial. Family will receive friends on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 3-8 PM at the funeral home.

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

Carolyn C. “Kelly” Bruns (February 23, 2016)

Carolyn C. “Kelly” Bruns age 86, of Frenchtown, Ohio passed away at 10:53 A.M. on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Versailles Health Care Center in Versailles. Kelly was born May 31, 1929 in Ft. Loramie, Ohio to the late Fred & Cecelia (Dircksen) Hilgefort.

Kelly is survived by her children, Fred & Deb Bruns of Frenchtown, Dave Bruns of Frenchtown, John Bruns of Frenchtown, Ron & Margie Bruns of McCartyville, Nancy & Mike Grieshop of Willowdell and Brad & Lil Bruns of Frenchtown; grandchildren, Jennifer & Marc Litten, Traci & Chad Monnin, Victoria Bruns, Ryan Bruns, Joseph Bruns, Brian Grieshop, Kelly Grieshop, Kevin Grieshop, Katie Grieshop, Brittany & Alex Dirksen, Justin Bruns, Tyler Bruns & Kayla Bruns; great-grandchildren, Kole Litten, Kyle Litten, Karlie Litten, Chase Monnin, Blake Monnin, Baylee Dirksen and Trevor Dirksen; brothers & sister-in-law, Robert Hilgefort of Sidney and Louis & Phyllis Hilgefort of Ft. Loramie; sisters & brother-in-law, Verona Boecker of Minster, Mary Ann Heitkamp of Versailles, Rosemary Heitkamp of McCartyville and Louise & Dennis Homan of Maria Stein; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Kelly was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert B. Bruns on May 6, 1994 whom she married October 27, 1954; sister, Norma Post; brothers-in-law, Hugo Post, Bernard Boecker, Jerry Heitkamp and Norb Heitkamp; and sister-in-law, Rita Hilgefort.

Kelly was a farmer’s wife and formerly worked at the Crystal Ball in Frenchtown, Lost C in Frenchtown, Whitefords in Versailles, Aerovent in Piqua, and retired from Clopay in Russia. Kelly was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown and the Versailles Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. She was an avid Bingo player.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown with Rev. Fr. James Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery in Frenchtown. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Emergency Medical Services. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

James Combs (February 23, 2016)

James Combs, 77 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Heartland of Greenville.

James was born January 2, 1939 in Vest, Kentucky, a son of the late Martin Combs and the late Isabella Fugate Miller.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Don Combs, Andy Combs and Gary Miller, and his sister, Theda Middleton.

He served in the Army. He was a Veteran of Korea. James loved music and enjoyed playing guitar and singing. He loved all animals, guns and target shooting.

James is survived by his sons, James Arlend Combs, Jr. of Arcanum, OH and George Scott Combs of Arcanum, OH; brother, Herald (Linda) Miller of Greenville, OH; sisters, Ann Miller of Florida and Karen Cummins of Palestine, OH.

A Celebration of life service will be held at 7:00 PM Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, with Rev. Linville Miller officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Greenville Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Saturday at the Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Monday, February 22, 2016

Cora Arline Light (February 18, 2016)

Cora Arline Light, age 95 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 6:25 P.M. Thursday February 18, 2016 at the Versailles Health Care Center Versailles, Ohio. Arline was born October 31, 1920 in Neave Township Darke County, Ohio and the daughter of the late Charles and Blanche (Delaplane) Zimmers.

Arline was a devoted mother and housewife and had been employed as a clerk with the Darke County Title Department.

She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Greenville and had served as secretary of the church. Arline was also a member of the Nifty Neave Homemakers, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, the Republican Women’s Association, the National Association of Amalgamated Liars, a New England Patriots Fanatic and a booster of all her Grandkids and Great Grandkids.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James W. Light in 1973; sons Robert J. Light in 1989 and John Z. Light in 1990; brothers Paul and Ray Zimmers and sister Lillian Light.

Arline is survived by her children William Charles (Marilyn) Light and Jane Grace (Randy) Tester all of Greenville; daughters in law Mary (Ron) Bonfiglio and Ann (Sam) Robinson; grandchildren Dan (Jenny) Light, Jim (Vicky) Light, Dennis (Susan) Light, Amy (Steve) Shellhaas, Wendell Light, Jennifer (Shawn) Marker, Matt (Susie) Light, Mark Light, Gabe Thomas, Alex Thomas, Kelsey Tester, and Paige Tester; great grandchildren Andria (Chris) Haworth. James (Katie) Light, Morgan and Savannah Light, Chloe, Ellie and Micah Light, Brock, Jackson and Cade Shellhaas, Isabelle and Madelyn Light, Haley (Josiah) Garber, Claire, Sophie, Grant, Johnathan, Liam and Ava Marker, Grace, Collin, Will and Anna Light: great great grandchildren Bailey and Madison Haworth and Lydia Light as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday February 23, 2016 in the First Presbyterian Church 114 East Fourth Street Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Dr. John Person officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery Ft. Jefferson, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Tuesday 1/2 hour prior to the services in the church.
There will be a Liar’s Club Lodge of Sorrow Monday night at 8:00 P.M. in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the First Presbyterian Church of Greenville.

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

Phyllis Jean (Berner) Lindemuth (February 19, 2016)

Phyllis Jean (Berner) Lindemuth, age 93, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 1:45 AM at Brookdale Assisted Living Facility, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on December 22, 1922 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Fred & Treva (Miller) Berner.

She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Terry & Melody Lindemuth of Arcanum, Ohio; grandchildren, Tim & Kendra Lindemuth of Arcanum and Matthew Lindemuth of Arcanum, Ohio; great grandchildren, Dalton, Pierce & Walker Lindemuth; brother, Jack Berner of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents Phyllis is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Lindemuth and sister, Patricia Lindemuth.

Phyllis worked over 50 years as a beautician where she owned and operated Phyllis’s Beauty Shop. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

There will be a service held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 2:30 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Ronald Shreffler officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM at the funeral home.

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

Mariann Ingels (February 18, 2016)

Mariann Ingels, 84 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Gettysburg, Ohio passed away on Thursday February 18, 2016 at 4:29 PM at Wayne Healthcare. She was born May 25, 1931 in Indianapolis, Indiana the daughter of the late Kjeld W. & Karen (Schmidt) Kjeldsen. She was an office assistant and church secretary at Trinity Lutheran Church in Union City. She was an organist and sang in the church choir at Trinity Lutheran Church and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Richard “Dick” Ingels; brothers & sisters in law: Jim & Betty Kjeldsen, & Chris & Mary Kjeldsen.

She is survived by her daughter: Lisa Wetzel of Greenville; son & daughter in law: Scott & Chrisa Ingels of Troy; granddaughter: Catie Wetzel of Greenville.

Services will be held on Thursday February 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Stacey Michelle Best (February 16, 2016)

Stacey Michelle Best, 35 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Tuesday February 16, 2016. She was born July 10, 1980 in Harlan, Kentucky the daughter of William Smith of Greenville and Doris Smith of Greenville.

She is survived by her parents; her children: Dalton Cockerhan, Savannah Shaurer, & Abigail Shaurer; brothers: Matt Smith & Noah Smith; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Monday February 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Tony Stevens & Pastor Don Smith officiating. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.

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

Lula Lee (Harris) Boomershine (February 16, 2016)

Lula Lee (Harris) Boomershine, 64, of Lynn, Indiana passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on February 16, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her family. Lula was born in Hazard, Kentucky on November 21,1951 to the late Tommy and Rebecca(Wells)Harris.

Lula enjoyed painting, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Lulu is preceded in death her husband, Clyde "Buddy" Boomershine in 2013, grandson, Tyler Mangas, brothers, Larry and Depton Harris, sisters, Shirley Burk as well as an infant sister, and niece, Jessica Legear.

Lula is survived by her daughters, Emily and Scott Hutchings of Richmond, LeAnne and Dean Stiver of New Paris, Ohio, Diane and Roy Mangas of Union City, Indiana, Judy Boomershine of Winchester, Indiana, Pam Yount and Tim Hunt of Union City, Indiana, Sharon and Jeremy Eyer of Lynn, Indiana, Lula "Shelly" and Mike Palmer of Greenville, Ohio and Liz Boomershine and Jeff Journay of Union City, Indiana; thirty five grandchildren, Justin, Ariel, David, Summer, Jason, Chris, Cody, Beth, Chris, Alex, Anthony, Sarah, Jordon, Katie, Tyler, Tanner, Abby, Sophia, Micheal, Ryan, Cory, Tommy, Mickinzie, Brookie, Brian, Josh, Joey, Jenna, Jakob, Jonathan, Ian, Charlie, Bobby, Vincent Clyde Edward and Brandon, 13 great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Sue Harris; two sisters and brother-in-law, Naomi and Tony Hawley of Winchester, IN and Sharon Baldwin of New York and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Braund Pope Funeral Home on Saturday, February 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Brody Rike being asked to officiate. Friends may visit prior to the service from 9-11 AM also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Spartanburg Cemetery.

The family requests memorial contributions be given to the Oncology Department at Reid Hospital in Richmond, IN.

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

Mr. Ralph “Gene” Irvine (February 16, 2016)

Mr. Ralph “Gene” Irvine, 78, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away, Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at his residence.

He was born July 15, 1937 in Greenville, Ohio, the son of the late Elmer and Mildred (Hill) Irvine. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Treva Hofacker and Wanda Ray.

Gene was a 1955 graduate of New Madison High School. He enjoyed refinishing old wood items.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn(Buhrman)Irvine, whom he married July 7, 1957; a son and daughter- in- law, Bryan and Kelly Irvine of New Madison; a daughter, Karmel Irvine of New Madison; two grandchildren, Kody Irvine of Greenville and Zachary Irvine of Florida.

All services are private. Services are entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home.

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

Glen Thomas “Tom” Mangen (February 13, 2016)

Glen Thomas “Tom” Mangen age 85, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 8:45 P.M. on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Glen was born July 25, 1930 in Darke County to the late Lawrence B. & Margaret A. (Dapore) Mangen.

Glen is survived by his wife of 51 years, Yvonne (Snyder) Mangen whom he married June 27, 1964; children, Lisa Mangen of Versailles and Tom Mangen of Versailles; granddaughters, Alie Mangen and Jena Mangen; brother, Cyril Mangen of Celina; sisters-in-law, Jane Mangen of Bradford, Armella Mangen of Brock and Barb Mangen of Clayton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Glen was also preceded in death by his brothers, Norman, Carl, Romain, Loren, Ellery, Verl “Buck” Mangen and infant, Bernard Mangen; and infant sister, Mary Ann Mangen.

Glen graduated from Versailles High School in 1948. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Glen retired from PMI a division of Hobart Corporation in Troy in 1992. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles and the Versailles Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2347. Glen loved camping at Cottonwood Lake where he camped up until 2 years ago.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. James Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Thursday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Emergency Medical Services. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Delbert Ray Wintrow Jr. (February 13, 2016)

Delbert Ray Wintrow Jr., age 73 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 12:58 P.M. Saturday February 13, 2016 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center Greenville. Ray was born August 30, 1942 in Greenville, Ohio and the son of the late Delbert Ray and Mary Catherine (Grill) Wintrow Sr.

Ray retired in 2007 from 3-Way Electric of Greenville after 50 plus years as an Electrician. He was an active member of the St. Paul Episcopal Church and the Darke County YMCA, both of Greenville. Ray loved playing with his grandchildren, working in his yard and wood working.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death sisters Helen Pitsenbarger, Shirley Fitzgerald and Barbara Wintrow as an infant; brothers Steve Wintrow, William Wintrow, Paul Wintrow, Donald Wintrow and John Wintrow.

Ray is survived by his wife Sharon Kaye (Doss) Wintrow of Greenville. They were married December 30, 1962. Also son Darrel R. (Bernice) Wintrow of Greenville; grandchildren Lacey (Ike) Gordin, Nathan Wintrow and Ethan Wintrow; brother and sisters in law Jack (Mary) Wintrow of Greenville and Nona Wintrow of Killeen, Texas as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday February 20, 2016 in the St. Paul Episcopal Church 201 South Broadway Greenville, Ohio with The Rev. Margaret Sammons officiating. Burial will be held in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Saturday 1 hour prior to the services in the church.

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

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

Frederick L. Fine (February 11, 2016)

Frederick L. Fine, 79, of Greenville, Ohio passed away Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Heartland of Greenville

He was born February 26, 1936 in Covington, Ohio, a son of the late Frederick L. Fine Sr. and Elsie Sexzear.

Fred attended the Bradford Church of the Brethren, was on the Bradford Auxiliary Police and was in his church’s bowling league.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria J. Fine, whom he married November 10, 1967; a son, Frederick J. Fine of Greenville; 4 brothers, Robert (Ruthy) Fine of Bradford, Paul Fine of Arizona and Dennis (Susie) Fine of Troy, Ohio, John Stonerock of Bradford; a sister, Beverly Fine of Bradford; 2 nephews, Mike Fine and Kevin Stonerock; and a 2 nieces Amy Fine, and Melinda (Joel) Puterbaugh.

A graveside service will be held at Greenville Cemetery at 10:30AM, Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

The family requests memorial donation be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the National Heart Association.

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

Karen L. Niley (February 11, 2016)

Karen L. Niley, 75, of Greenville, Ohio passed away, Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

She was born May 16, 1940 in New Paris, Ohio, the daughter of the late Harry and Vietta (Brown) Gangwer.

Karen was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ and belonged to Eastern Star for over 40 years. She worked alongside her husband for many years in their business. Karen was an avid collector of assorted treasures, liked to travel, loved her dogs and cats and all animals, and most of all she enjoyed her family.

She is survived by her husband, David Niley whom she married on March 24, 1956; her daughters, Deborah Stutzman of Springfield, IL, Terri (Joe) Andrews of Whigham, GA, and Laura Davis of Bradford; 10 grandchildren, April (Mike) Yagle, David (Kenzie Anderson) Stutzman, Joseph (Rachael) Andrews, Joshua (April) Andrews, Justin (Emily) Andrews, Jarred Andrews, Tom Levering, Amanda (David) Romerez, Allison (Ricky Jones) Davis and Cody Davis; 10 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Richard (Jeannie) Gangwer and Robert (Carol) Gangwer; 3 nieces and 2 nephews; and numerous friends.

A celebration of Karen’s life will be held Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 1 PM at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Dr. Jim Vandermark officiating. Burial will follow at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens at a later date. Friends and family may visit on Monday from 4 till 7 PM at the funeral home.

The family request memorial donations be given to St. Paul United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 129 W 3rd Street. Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Shannon G. Harter (February 10, 2016)

Shannon G. Harter, age 42, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 12:30 PM in Muncie, Indiana. He was born on October 18, 1973 in Greenville, Ohio, to his father and step mother, David & Betsy (Hodge) Harter of Greenville, Ohio, and his late mother, Vickie Harter.

In addition to his father and step mother Shannon is survived by his son, Chad Harter of Greenville, Ohio; daughters, Brittany Harter, Ashley Byerly and Cheyenne Harter all of Greenville, Ohio; brother, Chad Harter of New Jersey; sister, Bobby Livingston of Greenville; as well several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother he is preceded in death by his grandparents, Helen Harter and David Harter.

There will be a service held on Monday, February 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Monday.

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

Helen M. Mangen (February 10, 2016)

Helen M. Mangen age 89, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 12:20 P.M. on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Versailles Health Care Center in Versailles. Helen was born September 25, 1926 in Piqua, Ohio to the late John Floyd Martin & Edith Mae (Sullenberger) Martin Ellis.

Helen is survived by her children, Ann Crumrine & husband, Roger of Bellefontaine, Pat Cochran Smith & husband, Clifford of Beavercreek and James Mangen of Ansonia; grandchildren, Jessica Bolin, Bridget Adam, Molly Moore, Timothy Crumrine and Robert Crumrine; and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Helen was also preceded in death by her step-father, Wilbur Ellis; and husband, Norman J. Mangen on June 19, 2002 whom she married November 8, 1950.

Helen was a homemaker and a nurse’s aide. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown.

A memorial service will be held at a later date with burial following in Holy Family Cemetery in Frenchtown. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Barry J. Gettinger (February 9, 2016)

Barry J. Gettinger, 70, of Greenville, Ohio passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at Heartland of Greenville.

He was born December 28, 1945 in London, England, a son of the late James H. and Ida L. (Weymouth) Gettinger. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Terry Gettinger.

Barry was a Green Beret in the Army’s 7th Special Force Group out of Fort Brag, and reservist in the 12th Special Forces Group. He was also member of the Indiana State Wrestling Association and the National Ski Patrol. He was a paramedic for the Union Township Life Squad and was on the West Milton Fire Department.

He is survived by his sons, Brian Gettinger of Versailles and Brad and Susan Gettinger of Greenville: grandchildren; Brennan and wife Alexis, Sophie, Will, and Lucy Gettinger; a brother, Terry and Rita Gettinger.

Celebration of life will be held at 12 PM, Saturday, February 13, 2016 with full Military honors by the Greenville Honor Guard, with Pastor Chris Cobb officiating. Family and friends may visit on Saturday from 11 AM until the time of service at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville Ohio.

The family would like memorial donations be given to Heartland Hospice, 580 Lincoln Park Blvd. suite 320, Kettering, Ohio 45429

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

Mrs. Sandra “Sandy” S. Horn (February 6, 2016)

Mrs. Sandra “Sandy” S. Horn, 73, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away, Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Rest Haven in Greenville.

She was born October 13, 1942 in Greenville, Ohio, the daughter of the late

Clay P. and Catherine (Hughes) Burns. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Gary Burns.

Sandy was the telecommunications supervisor at Wayne Hospital for 48 years. She was a 1961 graduate of New Madison High School. Sandy loved to go shopping and spend time with her friends.

Sandy is survived by her husband, William Horn, whom she married on September 16, 1963; a son, Brett Horn and Fiancé` Tami Sample of Arcanum; brother and sister in law, Greg and Julie Burns of New Madison; step brother, Steve and Joyce Dubbs of New Madison as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Sandy’s life will be held Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 10:30 am at the Braund Pope Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Fee officiating. Family and Friends may visit from on Wednesday, February 10 from 5-8 PM also at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Greenmound Cemetery.

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

Friday, February 5, 2016

Mrs. Arlene B. Shepherd (February 4, 2016)

Mrs. Arlene B. Shepherd, 77, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away, Thursday, February 4, 2016 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.

She was born August 27, 1938 in Darke County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Robert and Effie (Ray) Reigle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Shepherd, whom she married on July 7, 1961 and a brother Billy Gene Reigle.

Arlene had owned and operated Southwest Traders on Broadway in Greenville.

She was a graduate of New Madison High School. Arlene was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Loyal Order of the Moose, both in Greenville.

She is survived by her twin sister, Charlene Bergman of Greenville; nephews, Kevin Wogoman of Union, Ohio, Rainee Reigle, Randy Reigle, Jeff Reigle, and Doug Shepherd all of Greenville; nieces, Vicky Constable of Greenville, Sherry Lawrence of Greenville and Robin Jenkins; as well as numerous great nieces and nephews

A celebration of Arlene’s life will be held Monday, February 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Fee officiating. Family and Friends may visit from 10:00 am until time of services also at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakgrove Cemetery, State Route 121, Fort Jefferson, Ohio. The family request memorial contributions be made to the Darke County Cancer Association, American Alzheimer’s Association, or American Heart Association.

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

Marilyn L. Printz (February 3, 2016)

Marilyn L. Printz, 82 of Bradford, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday February 3, 2016 at 5:05 PM at Caldwell House, Troy, Ohio. She was born June 12, 1933 in Greenville, Ohio the daughter of the late Roland J. & Mary L. (Lantis) Myers Sr. She was a homemaker and loved gardening, flower gardening and being a foster parent.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Donald W. Printz on Dec. 2, 2007 whom she married May 30, 1952; her sons: Jeffrey & Craig Printz; brothers: Roland Jay Jr., Keith Alfred, & Charles Edward Myers; sister: Darlene Mae Myers.

She is survived by he children: Wayne Printz of Greenville, Cindy Hoover of Huber Heights, Ohio, Darla Printz of Troy; grandchildren: Christian Shoffstall, April Baltes, Lindsey Shoffstall, Brianna Farmer, Alyssa Breedon, Krista Hoover; great grandchildren: Dylan, Logan, Noah, Darion, Gisele, Ellie, Jace, Kenley, Kylynn, & Rowan; brother: Gary Myers of Greenville; sister: Connie Humphreys of Conover, Ohio; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Tuesday February 9, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Ralph C. Shaafsma officiating. Burial will follow in Gettysburg Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday February 8, 2016 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County or the Caldwell House, Troy, Ohio.

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

Richard A. “Dick” Fletcher (February 04, 2016)

Richard A. “Dick” Fletcher, 86, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Thursday, February 04, 2016, at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.

He was born April 14, 1929, in Darke County, Ohio, a son of the late Harry and Eva (Aten) Fletcher. In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Herman Fletcher, John “Rock” Fletcher and Chester “Chet” Fletcher; 3 sisters, Frances Wilt, Norene Renfro and Thelma Fletcher.

Dick entered the United States Army in May of 1951 when he was 22 years old. He worked for Wilson Auto Sales (Studebaker’s) until they sold. Then he went to work for Myron Chambers at the Sohio Filling Station until they sold. Following his employment with Sohio, he worked for Dairy Maid until they closed. He then went to work for Permacrete and stayed there until he retired in 1988. Dick could never really retire and was soon looking for something to do. So he started working for Eikenberry’s part time and then finished his retirement career at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home. Dick was a lifelong member of the American Legion and attended the Greenville Missionary Church.

Dick is survived by his wife Charlotte (Eubank) Fletcher whom he married March 17, 1955. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and a large extended family.

A Celebration of Dick’s life will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at Greenville Missionary Church, 1110 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, with Pastor Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. Family and Friends may visit on Monday, February 8, from 5 – 7 PM at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or any charity the donor wishes.

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

Ralph G. Hartle (February 1, 2016)

Ralph G. Hartle, 82 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Monday February 1, 2016 at 6:23 PM at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born February 18, 1933 in Darke County, Ohio the son of the late Robert C. & Opal I. (Gibson) Hartle. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked 39 ½ years at Greenville Manufacturing and was a farmer. He was a member of Beamsville Christian Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his grandson: Zachary S. Hartle.

He is survived by his wife: Marlene (Marker) Hartle of Greenville whom he married April 10, 1959; his children & spouses: Debbie Hartle of Greenville, Rhonda & Tim Rex of St. Henry, Karen & Dan Stockslager of Greenville, Brian & Monica Hartle of Versailles, Jeff Hartle & Fiancée Tiffiny of Greenville; devoted dog: Ranger; 13 grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren; 3 great grandsons; sister & brother in law: Phyllis & John Gerlofs of Portage, Michigan; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday February 6, 2016 at 2:30 PM at Beamsville Christian Church 6102 Beamsville Union City Road, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Steve Short officiating. Burial will follow in Stelvideo Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Friday February 5, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio and 1 hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. Veteran’s graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans’ Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Beamsville Christian Church.

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

Duane Eldon Leis (February 2, 2016)

Duane Eldon Leis, 74 of Greenville, Ohio passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife Kay by his side on Tuesday February 2, 2016, after a 5-year battle with cancer. He was born December 31, 1941 in Dayton, Ohio the son of the late Ralph W. & Loetta (Shoop) Leis. At the age of five, Duane began driving tractors and milking cows before school. This led Duane to become an entrepreneur in farming, car & truck sales, real estate, & truck driving. In addition, he was an active member at Ansonia First Church of God. He was often known for his kind and generous spirit.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Ralph W. & Loetta Leis.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years Kay (Fletcher) Leis of Greenville. He was a very loving and caring father to his daughters: Marena Leis of Fishers, Indiana, Paula & Kevin Spear of Scottsdale, Arizona; and a loving grandfather: Garrett, Mariah, & Blake. He is also survived by brothers & sisters in laws: Don & Barb Leis of Greenville, Doug & Donna Leis of Greenville; sister & brother in law: Sharon & Tom Hollinger of New Madison; Tom & Shirley Heindl of Greenville, Tom & Marvella Fletcher of Greenville, John & Barb Fletcher of Greenville, Mike & Leigh Fletcher of Greenville, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Services will be held on Monday February 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Ansonia First Church of God 750 S. Main Street, Ansonia, Ohio with Pastor Steve Shoop & Pastor David Hackney officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday February 7, 2016 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio and 1 hour prior to services on Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or Ansonia First Church of God.

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

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Elijah Joseph Grilliot (January 31, 2016)

Elijah Joseph Grilliot was stillborn at 2:21 A.M. on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. Elijah was the infant son of Mark & Kelly (Bacher) Grilliot of Versailles.

In addition to his parents, Elijah was also survived by his brother, Lucas Grilliot; sisters, Lilliauna Gilbert, Morgan Gilbert and Serenity Beyer; paternal grandparents, Steven & Theresa Grilliot of Versailles; maternal grandfather, Michael Bacher of Milford; uncles, Zachary Grilliot of Versailles and Alexander Grilliot of Versailles; and aunts, Hannah Grilliot of Versailles and Jamie Proffitt of Middletown.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Ron Haft officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Violet V. Freeman (January 31, 2016)

Violet V. Freeman, 81, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016, at her residence.

She was born February 28, 1934 in Eubank, Kentucky to the late Herman and Mary Belle (Meeks) Smith. In addition to her parents, Violet was preceded in death by her great grandson, Owen Nicodemus; and sisters, Dorothy Wilson and Katherine Mashburn.

Violet attended Triumphant Christian Center. Her passions were her children and reading her Bible. One of her favorite things to do was sit on her porch and greet and invite anyone walking by to take a break. Her favorite drink was Coca-Cola.

Violet is survived by her husband, Harold Freeman of Greenville, whom she married on February 3, 1970; eight children and their spouses, Joy and Mike Estepp of Stanton, KY, Joan Butchko and Kenny of Greenville, Mark Leonard of Fort Dodge, IA, Carl Leonard of Greenville, Alan Leonard of Kettering, Charles and Vickie Adams of Arcanum, David and Krista Adams of Greenville, and Donna Freeman of Greenville; 19 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; sisters, Louise and David Wines of Camden, OH and Faye Adams of Stanton, KY; as well as countless nieces ,nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life services will be held on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Triumphant Christian Center with Pastor Sam Shilot officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, February 4 from 4 - 7:00 PM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville and again 1 hour prior to the services at Triumphant Christian Center on Friday. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.

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

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

Mary Ethel Fourman (January 30, 2016)

Mary Ethel Fourman, age 87, of Greenville, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 1:53 PM at State of the Heart Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on April 29, 1928 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Virgil D. & Lucille (Arnett) Smith.

She is survived by her nieces, Marla Hardy and Diana (Gary) Stevenson; nephew, Randy (Kim) Kelly; as well as many more family members and friends.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Noah Gerald Fourman whom she married on May 28, 1944; sisters, Helen Petitjean and Pauline Kelly.

Mary was a former employee at Fram. She loved playing the piano and singing at her church. She enjoyed her yearly vacation at her favorite place, Daytona Beach, Florida. Rest in Peace our sweet Aunt Mary.

There will be a graveside service held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Abbottsville Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio, with Pastor Lowell Miller officiating. There will be no public visitation. 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 State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Dorothy E. Niley (January 29, 2016)

Dorothy E. Niley, 97, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on January 29, 2016 at Rest Haven Nursing Home. She was born March 17, 1918 in Darke County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Elmer and Goldie (Wentworth) Warvel.

Dorothy was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ and belonged to Eastern Star for 55 years. She belonged to several card clubs, loved to sew and crochet and keep house. In 1962 she retired from Fram. Dorothy simply enjoyed life and her family.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Niley, Jr., whom she married July 25, 1936; a brother, Dill Warvel; a sister, Mable Skillman; and an infant brother.

Dorothy is survived by her children, David (Karen) Niley and Joan (David) Cummings, both of Greenville, Ohio; five grandchildren, Deborah Stutzman of Springfield, IL, Terri (Joe) Andrews of Whigham, GA, Laura Davis of Bradford, Ohio, John (Sandy) Cummings of Miamisburg, Ohio and Jodi (Malik) Allalen of Columbus, Ohio. She is also survived by 12 great grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren, sisters, Louise Clawson of Greenville, Ohio and Lucille Post of Wendelin, Ohio and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 10 AM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Dr. Jim Vandermark officiating. Burial will follow in Beamsville Cemetery. Friends and family may visit on Tuesday from 5 – 7 PM at the funeral Home. The Family request memorial donations be given to St. Paul United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 129 W. 3rd Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331

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

John C. Westfall (January 28, 2016)

John C. Westfall, age 57, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:40 PM at his residence surround by his loving family and friends. He was born on March 19, 1958 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late John M. Westfall, DVM & Patricia A. (Wetzel) Westfall.

John is survived by his siblings, Cindy & Kim Smith of Pickerington, Ohio, Carolyn & Michael Shockley of Dayton, Ohio, Cheri & Rob Davidson of Hilliard, Ohio, David & Gwen Westfall of St. Augustine, Florida; nieces and nephews, Zachary (Angela) Smith, Lucas (Angie) Smith, Brenton (Kellie Coffman) Smith, Samantha Davidson, Alex Davidson and Sara Davidson; 3 great nephews; 1 great niece; as well as numerous loving caregivers and best friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

John worked at Wills Greenhouse, which was his favorite job, for 7 years as well as Wayne Industries for 30+ years. He was a member of Bible Fellowship Church in Greenville. He enjoyed the Darke County Special Olympics and volunteering and attending Main Street Greenville events.

There will be a service held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Bible Fellowship Church, 7757 Greenville Celina Rd., Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Chris Cobb officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Cemetery, Covington, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, February 5, 2016 from 6-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

John was an innocent and kind spirited person who touched every life that crossed his path. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

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

Harry Kenneth Chancey (January 28, 2016)

Harry Kenneth Chancey, age 86 of Rossburg, Ohio passed away at 2:36 P.M. Thursday January 28, 2016 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center Greenville, Ohio. He was born April 16, 1929 in Parkersburg, West Virginia and the son of the late Harry D. and Tressie Beatrice (Perkins) Chancey.

Harry was retired from the Darke County Highway Garage where he had been employed for 25 ½ years. Some of Harry’s hobbies consisted of quilting, gardening, as well as working in the greenhouse and canning.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Alma G. (Reinheimer) Chancey January 10, 2006. They were married June 19, 1948. Also grandsons Kenneth Stewart in 1964 and Jack Stewart in 2008 and his sister Muriel Jean Lutz.

He is survived by his daughters Christina (Ronald) Couchot of Rossburg and Corinna (Rick) Alexander of Versailles; grandchildren Debbie Stewart, Dion & Cassandra Stewart, Dallas & Terri Stewart, Chad (Denise) Alexander and Krista (Ryan) Bernard; great grandchildren Cole (Kristen) Stewart, Beth Stewart and friend Brandon, Mindy (Andy) Ooten, Hope Stewart, Joshua Stewart and friend Harley, Kelsey Stewart and friend Joe, John Stewart, Alisa Stewart, Ashton Stewart, Gabriel Stewart, Leah Alexander, Kinley Bernard, Autumn Stewart, Hunter Stewart, Kayden Stewart and Emma Jane Ooten as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday February 1, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions are given to Darke County Humane Society, Rossburg Fire Department or Sate of the Heart Hospice of Darke County.

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

Lucretia Michelle Hargrave (January 26, 2016)

A Mother in Israel, Our sister, fellow saint, and helper in the Lord,  Lucretia Michelle Hargrave, unto her unspeakable awe and delight was received into eternal paradise the morning of Tuesday January 26, 2016, in Greenville Ohio. This faithful saint and mother of nine children was born again by the power of God in 1995. In that year she willingly, irrevocably and unconditionally turned her back to all the world of sin and lived in such a way that family, friends and all who knew her fully comprehended where she stood. She was wed to her husband, Randall Pierre Hargrave, on July 29, 1995. Her price was truly far above rubies and she blessed us all with her motherly presence. The scripture says that her children arise up and call her blessed. Along with her own biological children is a host of "children" from ages 16 and younger whom Sister Lucretia assisted into this world. Yes, many are the children whose infant bodies were first held by this mother in Israel. These children can now rise up as a witness and "call her blessed" saying truly, "She was my deliverer!"

Sister Hargrave and her newborn son Stephen Randall Hargrave, leave behind a faithful Father in Israel, husband and father of eight other children Randall Pierre Hargrave; children Gabrielle Iman, Moriah Ann, Micah Daniel, Adeena Michelle, Philip Andrew, Jael Marie, Elicia Leanne, Kelaiah Elizabeth; Mother Becky Karnehm and her husband Nick Karnehm of Troy, Ohio; Father Louis M. Smith Jr.  and his wife Cindy J. Deleon-Smith of Columbus, Ohio; Brothers Aaron Smith of Lake in the Hills Illinois, Scott Clemons and wife Denise of Hawthorne Woods, Illinois; Byron L. Smith of Troy, Ohio; Sister Lousha Smith of Florence South Carolina And an entire host of relatives friends and acquaintances.

Sister Lucretia Hargrave was preceded in death by her son Stephen Randall Hargrave and Mother in Law Sister Phyllis Anne Hargrave.

There will be a service held on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Church of God, 5065 St. Rt. 49 S., Greenville, Ohio, with brother Ray Tinsman officiating. Burial will follow in the Church of God Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 5-8 PM at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Jerald D. “Fluke” Campbell (January 22, 2016)

Jerald D. “Fluke” Campbell, age 78 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:15 A.M. Friday January 22, 2016 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center of Greenville. He was born April 10, 1937 in Greenville and the son of the late Donna M. (Linder) Campbell.

Jerald was retired following a military career. He began service in the U.S. Marine Corp and then served nearly fifteen years in the U.S. Air Force. He was the former owner of the Campbell Apple Farm in Ansonia. He was a member of the Greenville V.F.W. and Ansonia American Legion.

In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by his sister Judith D. Hawkey September 20, 2015.

Jerald is survived by his brothers Gene (Donna) Campbell of Lexington, KY, Joe Campbell and friend Cindy of Centerville, Ohio, John (Barbara) Campbell Fairborn and Richard “Butch” Campbell of Ansonia as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Private Graveside Services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Greenville Township Memorial Garden with Pastor Ron Hoeksema officiating. Full Military honors will be presented by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard.

Funeral arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

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

James F. Baird (January 23, 2016)

James F. Baird, 87 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away on Saturday January 23, 2016 at 7:20 AM Dayton VA Medical Center Hospice Unit. He was born December 7, 1928 in Albion, Michigan the son of the late Charles & Grace (Bolen) Baird.

He was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp serving in the Korean War. He and his wife were the owner/operators of Bairds Floor Covering in Arcanum.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers: Harry, Jake, & Dale Baird; sister: Lulu Klingshirn

He is survived by his wife: Betty (Campbell) Baird of Arcanum; his son: Jeff Baird of Union City, Ohio; numerous, nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews, great great nieces, & nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday January 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. John Wiltshire officiating. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home. Veteran’s services will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Arcanum Rescue.

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

Diane K. Sleppy (January 23, 2016)

Diane K. Sleppy, age 64 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 4:35 A.M. Saturday January 23, 2016 at the Village Green Healthcare Center of Greenville. She was born March 26, 1951 in Dayton, Ohio and the daughter of the late Gerald and Velma (Byers) Heck.

Diane was retired from Cadillac Gage/Textron of Greenville and was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary both of Greenville.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Donald Dean Sleppy April 4, 2009 and a nephew.

Diane is survived by her children Michael Hess of Greenville and Matt (Becky) Conradt of Edgewood, KY.; grandchildren Jacob Randall, Andrew Conradt and Dustin Hess; brother Pastor Dewayne (Donna Jean) Heck of New Madison and 1 nephew.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday February 1, 2016 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery Ft. Jefferson, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Miami Valley Hospice 46 N. Detroit St., Suite B, Xenia, Ohio 45385 or the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary of Greenville, Ohio.

Funeral Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Dorothy E. Mangen (January 24, 2016)

Dorothy E. Mangen age 96, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 5:53 A.M. on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Brookdale in Greenville. Dorothy was born January 31, 1919 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Lewis “Butch” & Dora (Smith) McEldowney.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Mary E. Knight of Beavercreek, Edward F. & Sandra Mangen of Beavercreek, William L. & Anne Mangen of Celina, Robert J. & Janice Mangen of Huber Heights, Vickie A. & Ted Hollinger of Morrow, Jeffrey T. “Smoke” Mangen of Versailles and Janice M. & John Kaeck of Piqua; grandchildren, Jay Knight, Eric Knight, Rachel & Shad Toney, John Mangen, Greg & Jennifer Mangen, Teresa & Kenneth Robinson, Melissa & Brian Gerlach, Kim Davidson, Erin & Michael Jordan, Brian & Amy Shappie, Jenna Hollinger, Ben & Kara Shappie and Alex Shappie; 17 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Martha Treon of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was also preceded in death by her husband, Peter E. Mangen on January 21, 2015 whom she married September 7, 1940; sons-in-law, Jerry Knight and Scott Shappie; sisters, Ursula Bulcher, Marie Baltes, Mildred Simon, Cecilia Bulcher, Pauline Heckert, Marcella Schafer and Johanna McNutt; and brothers, Alvin L., Chester, Paul and Lowell “Dude” McEldowney.

Dorothy was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles and a former member of Trash is Cash.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, January 29, 2016 at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. James Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Friday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Dolores J. Brown (January 22, 2016)

Dolores J. Brown age 81, of Franklin, Indiana and formerly of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 12:23 P.M. on Friday, January 22, 2016 at her residence. Dolores was born January 23, 1934 in Middletown, Ohio to the late Cecil & Martha (Wright) Swallow.

Dolores is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Charles M. Brown whom she married September 7, 1950; children, Toni A. Knapke of Greenville, Daniel R. & Deb Brown of Versailles, Michael L. Brown of Versailles, Mark E. & Heidi Brown of Versailles and David S. Brown of Franklin, Indiana; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Dolores was also preceded in death by 3 sisters and a brother.

A celebration of Dolores’s life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Webster United Methodist Church 8849 Seibt Road (Webster) Bradford with Rev. Dr. Kim Katterheinrich and Pastor David Wilson officiating. A private graveside service will be held at Miami Memorial Park in Covington. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Light Hospice Cedar Green Office Park 7164 Graham Road Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46250. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Wilma R. Williams (January 22, 2016)

Wilma R. Williams age 82 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 4:03 P.M. on Friday, January 22, 2016 at Village Green Healthcare Center in Greenville. Wilma was born January 31, 1933 in Seaman, Ohio to the late Cirp Willard & Josephine Ione (Conkle) White.

Wilma is survived by her children, Karen Hiland of Charleston, Tennessee, Brenda Miller & husband, Perry of Cambridge, Ohio, James William & wife, Joanne of Greenville, Ohio, Donna Dennis & husband, Steve of Greenville, Ohio, Janice Mayo-Steed & husband, Tony of Greenville, Ohio and Betty Oda of Arcanum, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; brother, Lawrence White of Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Wilma was also preceded in death by her husband, John D. Williams; sisters, Margaret Hartman, Mary White, Jean Volkmann, Julia Fay White and Catherine Glasgow; and brothers, Joseph G. White, James Ray White and Cirp Willard White Jr.

Wilma retired from the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville where she was a registered nurse and formerly worked at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville. Wilma enjoyed playing cards and belonged to various County card clubs.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Dr. John Person officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County. 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 the Darke County Chapter of the American Red Cross 130 Martz Street Suite 6 Greenville, OH 45331. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Jennifer L. Platfoot (January 21, 2016)

Jennifer L. Platfoot age 44, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 8:50 P.M. on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at her residence. Jennifer was born June 13, 1971 in Greenville, Ohio to Shiela A. (Kaup) Coffield of Versailles and Willard R. & step-mother, Patricia L. Platfoot of Minster.

In addition to her parents, Jennifer is survived by her children, Chelsie Platfoot of Versailles, Kaylin Phlipot of North Star and Ethan Kelch of Versailles; grandchildren, Evan Moody & Charlize Moody; brothers & sisters, Christopher W. & Tina Platfoot of Sidney, Richard W. Platfoot of Adell, Wisconsin, Julie D. & Brad Gibbons of Versailles, Christopher R. & Carrie Reeves of Delta, Travis R. & Hazel Reeves of Port Jefferson and Amanda & James Hoskins of Minster; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jennifer was a stay at home mom. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Ron Haft celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. 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. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Earl R. Mumaw (January 20, 2016)

Earl R. Mumaw age 100, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 8:58 P.M. on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 peacefully at his residence. Earl was born August 26, 1915 in Versailles, Ohio to the late Leo & Mary Alice (Pequignot) Mumaw.

Earl served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Earl was owner and sole proprietor of Mumaw Auto Sales for 54 years. Earl was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles. He was an avid big game hunter and in 1954 he held a place in the Boone & Crocket Record Book for an Alaskan Moose and South Dakota Buffalo. Earl also was an avid Indian Artifact collector and member of The Archaeological Society of Ohio.

In addition to his parents, Earl was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy P. (Gerling) Mumaw on January 26, 2006; daughter, Joann Miller; grandsons, Bruce Miller, James Mumaw II and Mathew Mumaw; and brothers, Robert & Ralph Mumaw.

Earl is survived by his three children; son, James Mumaw, daughter & son-in-law, Sharon & Michael Howley and son, Garry Mumaw; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother & sister-in-law, Donald & Norma Mumaw; sisters, Ruth Denlinger and Joann Jordan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Monday, January 25, 2016 at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. James Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles with full Military Honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Monday from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or St. Denis Catholic Church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Mary L. Hittle (January 20, 2016)

Mary L. Hittle, age 86 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 4:41 A.M. Wednesday January 20, 2016 at the Brethren Retirement Community of Greenville. She was born November 9, 1929 in Piqua, Ohio and the daughter of the late Robert H. and Mary Esther (Peters) Penrod.

Mary was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greenville. She very much enjoyed spending the summer months with her late husband Donald and their family at Sugar Island.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Donald E Hittle January 19, 2007. They were married December 30, 1950. Also by a grandson Stephen Hittle; brother and sister in law Chuck and Doris Penrod and sister and brother in law Eileen and Herman Blakley.

Mary is survived by her children Jeff and Deb Hittle and Christa and Stephen Gruber all of Greenville; grandchildren Erin and Tracy Fout, Sara and Jon Waldo, Scott and Andrea Gruber, Donald E. Hittle and Katie and Travis Swank; great grandchildren Ellie, Emilie and Elexie Fout, Sadie and Andrew Waldo, Wesley and Jacob Gruber and Samie Swank as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday January 25, 2016 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Dr. Fred Bernhard and Pastor Scott Gruber co- officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. and on Monday 1 hour prior to 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 First United Methodist Church of Greenville.

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

Nevin L. Rhoades (January 17, 2016)

Nevin L. Rhoades, 75 of Greenville, Ohio went to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by all of his family on Sunday January 17, 2016 at 2:23 PM at his residence. He was born April 8, 1940 in Greenville, Ohio the son of the late John H. & Floris L. (Warner) Rhoades. He worked at TWA for 39 years 4 months, and was an A.P. jet mechanic for 34 years he taught at Brookville School for 2 years before becoming a mechanic. He was a member of Highland B.I. C. and attended EUM Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife: Patricia A. (Lavy) Rhoades of Greenville whom he married August 16, 1959; his sons & daughters in law: Dr. Todd A. & Tina Rhoades of Anderson, Indiana, Tery A. & Lori Lee Rhoades of Avon, Indiana; daughter & son in law: Tricia A. & Kirk Garrett of Wentzville, Missouri; grandchildren & spouses: Cam & Becca Garrett, Tenley & Elliott Bramley, Taylor & Logan Kiplinger, Kadi Garrett (Joe), Olivia Rhoades, Torrie Rhoades, Elyse Rhoades, Alaina Rhoades; great grandchildren: Brayden Kiplinger, Hazel Bramley; brothers & sisters in law: Dr. Rodney A. & Judy Rhoades of Indianapolis, Indiana, Bruce E. & Pamela Rhoades of troy, Ohio; many loving nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday January 23, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Jon Jenkins and Pastor Harve Bowman officiating. Interment will be in Mote Cemetery at a later date. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday January 22, 2016 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice, Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund, or to the church of the donor’s choice.

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

Rex David Lemon (January 17, 2016)

Rex David Lemon, 87, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016, at Rest Haven.

He was born October 26, 1928 in Lake Cicott, Indiana to the late Rex H. and Lucille (Ashman) Lemon. In addition to his parents, Rex was preceded in death by sisters Carolyn Hay and Mary Lou McKee; half-brother, Ronald Lemon; half-sister, Shirley Babylon

Rex had worked for Hathaway Dry Cleaners, in Greenville and served his country honorably in the United States Army.

Rex is survived by his half-sister, Janet Darst of Laura; half-brother, Dennis Lemon of Greenville; several nieces and nephews

Services will be held at a later date.

The memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.

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

JC Waymire (January 17, 2016)

JC Waymire, age 86, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 4:30 PM at Village Green Health Campus, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on June 9, 1929 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late James & Mildred (McKhann) Waymire.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years D’Arleen (Moody) Waymire whom he married on June 9, 1950; son and daughter in law, Steve & Kathy Waymire of Ansonia; daughters and sons in law, Deb & Rick Rose of Ansonia and Sandy & Danny Garber of Arcanum; grandchildren, Todd (Sherry) Waymire, Mike (Jennifer Westfall) Waymire, Angie (Ron) Drees, Darick (Ashley) Rose, Jessica Best and Kimberlee (Jeremy) Bloom; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; sisters and brother in law, Jean Fourman of Greenville, Dorothy & Bob Bubeck of North Star and Retha Bubeck of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his great grandson, Austin Waymire; brother, AJ Waymire; sister and brothers in law, June & Raymond Zeller and Glen Fourman.

JC was an avid Cincinnati Reds and Bengals fans as well as enjoyed wood working and crafts. JC loved spending time with family and friends and attending anything his grandchildren were involved in. He was employed at New Idea Avco and co-owner of D'Arleen's Flowers for many years.

There will be a service held on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 2:30 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Elwood Stuart officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Thursday from 11:30 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Darke County Cancer Association or American heart Association. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Thomas Edward Schulze (January 16, 2016)

Thomas Edward Schulze, age 59, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, Ohio. He was born on April 25, 1956 in Greenville, Ohio, to Eileen (Drees) Schulze of Versailles, Ohio, and the late Mervin Schulze.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his brothers and sisters in law, Jerry & Judy Schulze of Celina, Ohio, Randy & Kathy Schulze of Kihei-Maui, Hawaii and Jon & Shelly Schulze of Versailles; sister and brother in law, Kay & Tom Francis of Versailles; nieces and nephews that he thought the world of, Jennifer Jacobs, Joe Schulze, Billy Dirksen, Teresa Lawrence, Kyle Francis, Caden Schulze, Logan Schulze; as well as 8 great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father.

Tom was a 1974 graduate of Versailles High School and attended the University of Cincinnati graduating in 1979 in accounting. He moved to Houston, Texas where he worked for a number of years in the oil and recycling industries. He returned home to Versailles 13 years ago to help care for his father and worked at Esarey Accounting as a tax preparer. He was an avid Cincinnati Bearcats fan and loved music.

To honor Tom’s wishes the family will have a private memorial service held at the convenience of the family. 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 the Donor’s Choice. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Glenn H. Brewer (January 16, 2016)

Glenn H. Brewer, age 94, passed peacefully into eternal life January 16, 2016 at Rest Haven Health Care Center.

Glenn Hoke Brewer was born to Arthur and Katie (Hoke) Brewer near Bradford, Ohio on May 3, 1921. He graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1939. After graduation he worked at Petersime Incubator Factory and then at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He married Norma Waggoner on October 11, 1941 and began farming.

Mr. Brewer farmed full-time and worked winters at Ed Cornell’s Men’s Store until he became employed at Bradford National Bank in 1956. He attended the Ohio School of Banking and later became a loan officer. He retired in 1986 as a Vice President of Miami Citizens National Bank and was the manager of the Bradford Office. He farmed part-time during this time at the Bradford Office and continued to help farm during retirement.

A life-long resident of Darke County, Glenn was an active member of Oakland Church of the Brethren where he served in many capacities including Sunday School teacher, choir member, and deacon. He chaired the Fundraising Committee when the new church fellowship hall was built. He was a 10- year member of the Bradford Lions Club, was President of the Bradford Businessmen’s Association, and was a member of the Gettysburg School Board.

All who knew Glenn knew that he loved people, travel, and cars. He had several antique cars that he enjoyed driving with members of the Piqua Antique Car Klub. In May of 1984 he was selected to spend a week in Washington observing in the office of Congressman Tom Kindness. He also volunteered as a driver for the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

Glenn will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who always took time for his family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Norma, an infant son, Glenn Mark, parents, Arthur and Katie Brewer, and sister, Esther Lecklider. He is survived by his daughter, Patricia (Stephen) Marsh, North Vernon, IN and son, Dean (Christine) Brewer, Bradford, OH; grandchildren Kimberly (Bracken) Foster, Newcomerstown, OH; Philip (Yukiko) Brewer, Tokyo, Japan; Lynn Marsh, Zionsville, IN; and Julie Brewer (Isaac Zika), Bradford, OH; and five great-grandchildren, Ellie, Ethan, Lucy, and Charlotte Foster; and Tomo Brewer.

Visitation will be held Friday January 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Zechar-Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio. Graveside service will be held Saturday January 23 at 9:30 a.m. at Gettysburg Cemetery and a memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the Oakland Church of the Brethren, Gettysburg, Ohio, with Rev. Fred Bernhard and Rev. Bracken Foster and co-officiating. Family will receive friends at the church beginning at 10:30 a.m. before the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to either Oakland Church of the Brethren Memorial Fund or Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ). Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Arianna Jo Ann Pollitt (January 15, 2016)

Arianna Jo Ann Pollitt, stillborn, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on January 15, 2016 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. She is the daughter of Zach & Sacha (Lawson) Pollitt of Greenville, Ohio.

In addition to her parents she is survived by her sisters, Madison and Sara Hollopeter; paternal grandparents, Dan & Carolyn Pollitt of Richmond, Indiana; maternal grandparents, Chery & Rick Hollopeter of Bradford, Ohio, and Tom & Patty Lawson of Greenville; paternal great grandparents, Paul & Jo Storer of Richmond, Indiana; maternal great grandparents, Richard & Sanda Wion of Greenville; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arianna is preceded in death by her maternal great great grandparents, Blanche & Jay Voke and Lester & Dorthea Wion.

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

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

Honeycutt, Rebecca A. (January 17, 2016)

Honeycutt, Rebecca A. of Union, Ohio, formally of Dayton, Ohio, passed away on January 17, 2016 surrounded by loved ones. Known to her friends and family as Becky, she was a graduate of Meadowdale High School class of 1971. She worked for the Maria Joseph Living Care Center with over 32 years of service before retiring. She is preceded in death by her parents Richard E. and Patricia A. Crawford and a brother Richard K. Crawford. Left to cherish her memory is a daughter, Paula (Andrew) Schock of Huber Heights, Ohio, and a son Brian (Krissy) Honeycutt of Troy, Ohio; grandchildren Benny, Caitlyn, Hailey, Emma, and Sophia; surviving siblings Carolyn Crawford or Dayton, Ohio and Elizabeth (Douglas) Bench of Cypress, Texas; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends. Becky was a gentle soul and was loved by all who knew her.

Funeral services will be January 23, 2016 at Englewood Pentecostal Church of God, Englewood, Ohio. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. for family and 11:00-12:00 p.m. for friends with the service immediately following. Interment will be at Arlington Cemetery, Brookville, Ohio. Reception immediately following at the Church; all are welcome. Rest in peace, Becky, you will be greatly missed.

Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison, Ohio.

Margaret Ellen Grile (January 14, 2016)

Margaret Ellen Grile, 68, of Union City, Ohio, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016, at her residence.

She was born May 17, 1947 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Harry E Brown and Mary (North) Melia. In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her first husband, Ray McGuire, her second husband, Esby Grile, Son Brian Grile, and a sister, Betty Jordan.

Margaret enjoyed spending time will her family.

She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Shawn and Creedie McGuire of Union City Ohio; two grandchildren, James (Linzy) Allen of New Weston and Josh (Tiffany) Allen of Saratoga, Indiana; eight great grandchildren; sisters and brother in law, Helen (Jim) Teeter of Greenville, Carol Schuler of Hamilton, and Shirley Ford of Greenville; nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Snell Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Monday, January 18, from 6 – 8PM at the Funeral Home. The family request memorial contributions be made to the family.

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

Walter R. Mallonee (January 14, 2016)

Walter R. Mallonee age 88, of Greenville and formerly of Fairborn passed away at 4:41 A.M. Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Otterbein Retirement Community of Lebanon. Walter was born May 12, 1927 in Dayton to the late Walter Ray & Gladys (Dolph) Mallonee.

Walter is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, Richard & Deb Mallonee of Fairborn; daughter & son-in-law, Kathleen & Earl G. Cadenhead of Franklin; and brother & sister-in-law, Robert & Roberta Mallonee of Beavercreek.

In addition to his parents, Walter was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth (Burnett) Mallonee on June 28, 2003.

Walter served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He retired from Wright Patterson Air Force base where he was a graphic artist. Walter resided at the Otterbein Retirement Community of Lebanon where he was active in the hand bell choir and men’s chorus and was active in the chancel choir at the United Methodist Church at Otterbein. Walter formerly resided at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville where he was choir director for many years.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Bible Fellowship Church 7757 Greenville-Celina Road in Greenville with Rev. Chris Cobb officiating. Burial will be in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends on Monday from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Association. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Iris Jean Wills (January 12, 2016)

Iris Jean Wills, age 92, of Gettysburg, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 12:22 PM at the Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. She was born on November 15, 1923 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Lawrence & Hazel (Routzong) Miller.

Iris is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Ronald & Diane Wills of Greenville and Robert & Glee Wills of Union City, Ohio; daughter, Dixie Stickelman of New Paris, Ohio; grandchildren, John (Lori) Spencer, Jerry (Robin) Spencer, Joe (Misha) Spencer, James (Kelly) Spencer, Janese Spencer, Jason (Nicole) Hemmerich, Nicholas (Angie) Wills and Bobby Jean (Trent) Livingstion; 20 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; brother and sister in law, Robert & Alma Miller of Versailles; sister, Norma & Bill Brumbaugh of West Milton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by husband, Charles E. Wills, Jr.; sisters, Ruby Miller, Francis Herrman, Maxine Snyder, Thelma Henry and Glenna Burkett; brother, Ivan Jack Miller; son in law, Max Stickelman and grandson, Jeff Spencer.

Iris retired in 1987 from Sheller Globe after 32 years of service. She was a member of Beamsville Christian Church, Ansonia Senior Citizens where she was president for many years, VFW in Greenville, Sheller Globe Retiree Club and 4-H advisor for the 4-H Greenville Rangers for 10 years along with her husband.

There will be a service held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Beamsville Christian Church, 6102 Beamsville Union City Rd., Beamsville, Ohio, with Pastor Steve Short officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friend one hour prior to the service at church. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville.

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