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Monday, August 29, 2016

Rick G. Dynes (August 27, 2016)

Rick G. Dynes, 64, of Ansonia, Ohio, passed away August 27, 2016, at his residence after a lengthy illness.

He was born September 28, 1951 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Robert and Anna Jane (Young)Dynes.

In addition to his parents, Rick is preceded in death by a sister, Belinda Dynes, maternal grandparents, Van and Wanda Young and paternal grandparents, Margarite and Walter Dynes.

Rick was a former member of the sons of American legion and the Darke county Motorcycle Club. He was avid car enthusiast. Rick also loved spending time outside boating and fishing on Lake Erie.

Rick is survived by his wife, Cheryl (Runner) Dynes, whom he married on March 12,1971; son and daughter in law, Aaron and Tommie Dynes of Piqua; daughter and son in law, Allison and Kurt Medrano of Ansonia; grandchildren, Payton Brandenburg, Grace, Shelby and Aubrey Dynes, Zoe and Chandler Tracey, and Haley, Hunter and Allivia Medrano; brothers and sister in law, Bobby and Donna Dynes of Greenville and Stoney Dynes of Greenville; sisters and brothers in law, Vicki and Bob Fields of Mendon, OH and Rocksand and Richard “Joby” Hollinger of Greenville; father in law and mother in law, Duard “Doc” and Jean Runner of Greenville; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Fee officiating. Family and Friends may visit on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm also at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Darke County Mental Health.

Funeral services have been entrusted to Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.oliverfloyd.com.

Elizabeth A. Eyer (August 27, 2016)

Elizabeth A. Eyer, 64 of New Madison, Ohio passed away on Saturday August 27, 2016 at 6:50 PM at Wayne Healthcare. She was born February 8, 1952 in York, Pennsylvania the daughter of Patricia (King) Hildebrand of Annapolis, Maryland and the late Eldon Hildebrand.

She was the purchase clerk and Assistant to the Dean of Nursing at Edison Community College. She was a member of Castine Church of the Brethren.

She is preceded in death by her father; and her brother: Ned Hildebrand.

She is survived by her husband: Jay Eyer of New Madison; children & spouse: Jeremy & Sharon Eyer, Heather Hetzler & fiancé Larry; grandchildren: Rachel & Husband Joe, Dalton, Joshua, Joseph, Jakob, Jenna & Jonathon; great grandchild: Sophia; sister in law and brother in law: Sue Ann & Larry Finton; brothers & sisters: Ray Hildebrand, Todd & Diane Hildebrand, Jan & Gayle Hildebrand, Becky & Bernie Lockhart, Katie Womersley, & Lonnie Hildebrand; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Thursday September 1, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Tracy Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Castine Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday August 31, 2016 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Colon Cancer Alliance.

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

Mark Thompson (August 18, 2016)

Mark Thompson,49, of Eaton, passed away at his residence on August 18, 2016.

Mark was born on October 3, 1966 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Sharon(Wintrow)Thompson of New Paris and late Lee Thompson. In addition to his father, Mark is preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Thompson.

Mark enjoyed refurbishing vehicles. He was a very good drawer and was a tattoo artist.

Mark is survived by his daughter, Tiffany Thompson of Greenville, Fawn Thompson, Indianapolis, IN and Tasha Thompson of New Paris; 4 grandchildren; brother; Oscar Thompson of New Paris and Jacob Reid of Wyoming; sisters, Lisa Callihan of Ansonia, Lee Rice of Greenville, and Danielle Sapia of Wyoming; his girlfriend, Patricia Stepp of Eaton; several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Mark’s Life will be held Sunday, September 14, 2016 from 1-4 PM at 209 W. Main Street, New Paris, Ohio.

Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Memorial may be made to Braund Pope Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.braundpope.com

Sue M. Searls (August 22, 2016)

Sue M. Searls, 86 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Monday August 22, 2016 at 5:57 PM at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. She was born February 8, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio the daughter of the late Robert B. & Louise (Harding) Manuel.

Sue was a supervisor at Darke County Human Services; a member of the League of Women Voters; Sorosis Literary Club; V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary; Elks Lodge; Wayne Hospital Volunteer; past board member of Darke County Mental Health; Passport; Area Agency on Aging PSA-2; Family Health Services; Mental Retardation Independent Living; and a founding board member of Comprehensive Health Services.

Sue is preceded in death by her parents; and her husband: John Robert Searls. She is survived by her children & spouses: Diana & Doug Baker, Rebecca Searls, Gretchen Price, & Mark & Linda Searls; grandchildren: Jahn Price, Chris Price, Courtney Pulfer, Kim Warren, & Matt Searls; 17 great grandchildren.

A private memorial service will held at the convenience of the family. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to the First Universalist Church of New Madison. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Larry Allen Stump (August 22, 2016)

Larry Allen Stump, age 66, of Troy, OH, passed away, Monday, August 22, 2016 at his residence, surrounded by his family.

He was born Friday, January 20, 1950 in Greenville, OH, a son of the late Richard and Margaret (Heiser) Stump.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his sister, Karen Yearsley.

Larry was a former fire fighter with the New Madison Community Volunteer Fire Department for 19 years and was a former member of the Tri-Village Rescue Services for 13 years. He retired for NK Parts in Sidney, OH. Larry loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Larry loved his family and was proud of his children. He was a caring husband, devoted father and grandfather. He will be sorely missed.

Larry is survived by his Wife, Linda May Stump; 3 children, Shannan (Fred) Marshall, Glenville, WV, Miles (Kami) Stump, Greenville, OH, and Danielle Stump, Greenville, OH: 2 step-daughters, Jennifer Stradling, of Troy, OH, Maurita Riddle, Cleveland, OH; sister, Joann Russell, Greenville, OH, brother, Elven (Connie) Stump, Celina, OH; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, August 26, 2016 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Burial will follow in Lisbon Cemetery in Union City, IN.

Family and friends my visit Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and again Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions by be made to: Hospice of Miami County, 550 Summit Ave., Suite 101, Troy, OH 45373

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

Jack W. Powell (August 21, 2016)

Jack W. Powell, 74 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away on Sunday August 21, 2016 at 11:17 AM at his residence. He was born May 21, 1942 in Dayton, Ohio the son of the late Charles & Zinna Margaret (Thompson) Powell. He worked as an inspector for GM for 31 years. He was a member of the V.F.W.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his Wife: Rebecca G. Powell on May 14, 2016.

He is survived by children & spouse: Michael W. Powell and Fiancé Ashley Caroll of Arcanum, Melissa J. & Kevin Rismiller of Greenville, Mark S. Powell of Dayton; grandchildren: Brittany Powell, Shelby Powell, Brenden, & Madison Rismiller; great grandchildren: Harmony, & Lyla; brother & sister in law: Charles & Linda Powell of Miamisburg, Ohio.

Services will be held on Friday August 26, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday August 25, 2016 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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

Fred Watern (August 19, 2016)

Fred Watern,75, of New Madison, passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital on August 19, 2016. Fred was born on November 13, 1940 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of the late Herschel Paul and Ruth Louise(Allen)Watern.

Fred is preceded in death by his parents.

Fred is survived by his wife, Nita (Walker)Watern, whom he married November 4,1962; son and daughter-in-law, Steven E. and Sandra L. Watern of New Madison, and their children, John Vetter, Shaun and Bud Vanover, Gabriel Watern, Rachel Watern, Tabitha Watern, Timothy Watern, and Daniel Watern; 5 great grandchildren; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph B. and Nina M. Watern of Wapakoneta and their children, Madelynne Watern, Katherynne Watern, Peyton Watern, Carson Watern, Lillyanne Watern and Hayden Watern; adopted daughters, Sandra Nelson and Freda O'Bryan; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Margie Watern of Florida, Howard and Jan Watern of Florida; sister, Ruth Lambright of Westerville, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

Fred was an active member of the Harrison Street Baptist Church. He served his country honorably in the United States Army in the 101st Airborne Division as an Airborne Infantry Soldier. Fred retired from the United States Army Reserve with over 21 years of honorable service as a Sergeant First Class, Infantry Instructor with Co. A 2nd BN, 70th Inf Div(IT).During his tenure in the U.S. Army Reserve, Fred was called to active duty to serve during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Fred also retired from the Chrysler Corporation in 1992, after 30 years of loyal service.

Fred enjoyed woodworking, model trains and most of all spending time with his family and grandchildren. Fred was affectionately known as "Papaw Tractor" for his love of antique tractors and would always give his family tractor rides.

Fred was dearly loved by his family and his church family at Harrison Street Baptist Church.

A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, August 24,2016 at 1:00 pm at the Harrison Street Baptist Church, 140 Harrison Street, New Madison, Oh. Friends and Family may call on Wednesday, August 24,2016 from 11:00 am until 1:00pm also at the church.

Memorial contributions in Fred's honor may be made to the Harrison Street Baptist Church.

Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Condolences may be sent to www.braundpope.com.com

Leona M. “Lea” Smith (August 18, 2016)

Leona M. “Lea” Smith, age 90 of Sunbury, Ohio and formerly of Greenville passed at 6:22 PM Thursday August 18, 2016 in the Country View of Sunbury. She was born November 26, 1925 in Hartford County Maryland and the daughter of the late Samuel J. and Clara (Torbert) Waltimyer.

Leona retired in 1987 from the former Ella Van Dyke St. Clair Home of Greenville and was a member of the Fort Jefferson United Methodist Church and for many years was a volunteer with the Wayne Hospital Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Smith in 2009. They were married August 30, 1947. Also by her sisters Cora Seitz, Ruth Leftwich and Maud Brown; brother Alton Waltimyer.

Leona is survived by her sons Michael R. (Audrey) Smith of Scottsdale, AZ and Gregory A. (Cheryl) Smith of Lewis Center, Ohio; grandchildren Brady Smith, Brian Smith, Matthew Smith, Kirstyn (Justin)
Shumaker and Logan Smith; great grandson Hayes Shumaker and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday August 25, 2016 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery Greenville, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Thursday 1 hour prior to the services in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

Kimberly Kay Gump (August 14, 2016)

Kimberly Kay Gump, 57, of Greeneville Ohio, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016 in her home after battling a variety of long- term chronic illnesses.

She was born March 29, 1959 in Greeneville, OH to Barbara (Keaser) Gump and the late Robert Gump.

She worked as an insurance agent for over 20 years before becoming too ill to work. More importantly, she was a constantly available mother to the love of her life, her son Zachary. She played her most important role as an involved mother. Kim was also an avid sports fan, loved to celebrate Christmas and spent any extra time working in her flower garden.

In addition to her mother, Kim is survived by her son, Zachary Fox, and her younger brothers, Randy and Rick Gump. She is also survived by many cousins and close friends, most of which are long-term friends. Some live as far away as California or outside the U.S, and all are better for having known her.

A memorial service, in her honor, will be held on Saturday, August 20 at 11 AM in the Wayne Crossing Leasing Office, 888 Russ Road, Greenville.

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

Braund Pope and Oliver Floyd Funeral Homes

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

John A. McEldowney (August 14, 2016)

John A. McEldowney, age 87, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 9:45 A.M. on Sunday, August 14, 2016, at his residence. John was born November 14, 1928, in Darke County to the late Leo & Ethel (Simon) McEldowney.

John is survived by his wife, Joyce A. (Robison) McEldowney whom he married June 5, 1965; brothers & sister-in-law, Cletus & Pat McEldowney of Arcanum and Jerome “Jerry” McEldowney of St. Marys; sister, Jeanette Monnin of Russia; and numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren.

John was also preceded in death by his sisters, Winifred Davidson, Bertha “Bert” Young, Katherine McClurg, Virginia Weyandt and Thelma Shade; brothers-in-law, Robert Davidson, Richard McClurg, Bob Weyandt, Denis Monnin and Francis Shade; and sister-in-law, Barb McEldowney.

John served in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War. John was a truck driver. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, August 19, 2016, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. James Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington with Military Honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 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 Care or the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Michael A. Kniesley Sr. (August 13, 2016)

Michael A. Kniesley Sr., age 55, of Painter Creek passed away at 4:17 P.M. on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Michael was born August 22, 1960, in Greenville to the late Donald & Anita (Schultz) Kniesley.

Michael is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, Mike & Liz Kniesley Jr. of Arcanum; daughters & sons-in-law, Allison & Phillip McGuffie of Pleasant Hill and Shelley & Will Sprehe of Chicago, Illinois; grandchildren, Molly Kniesley, Avery Kniesley, Mac Kniesley, Huxley Kniesley, Phillip McGuffie Jr. and Lucas Sprehe; and a brother & sister-in-law, Nick & Marilyn Kniesley of Palestine.

Michael worked at Andersons Marathon Ethanol Plant in Greenville.

A celebration of Michael’s life will be held at 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at Stelvideo Christian Church 6808 Church Street (Stelvideo) Greenville. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Monday, August 15, 2016

Jacob "Jake" Eugene Brower (August 13, 2016)

Jacob "Jake" Eugene Brower, age 43, of New Paris, OH, passed away, early Saturday morning, August 13, 2016 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH.

He was born Sunday, October 22, 1972 in Greenville, Ohio a son of Jean (Studebaker) Morgan of New Paris, OH, and the late John Jacob Brower,Jr.

Jake is survived by his step-father, Henry Morgan of New Paris, OH; brother, Juan Brower of Brookville, OH; sister, Angela (George) Smith of New Paris, OH; nieces and nephews, Roxanne Brower, Toni Gail Brower, Amethyst Smith, Megan Smith, Autumn (James) Ripberger and Justin Smith; great nieces and nephews, Luke Cozart, Draven Dare and Mya Brower; and step grandparents, Chuck & Rena Morgan of Arcanum, OH. Jake was also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Ithaca Cemetery.

Family and friends my visit Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, OH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Oliver Floyd Funeral Home to help offset funeral expenses.

Anne D. (Knapp) Long (August 12, 2016)

Anne D. (Knapp) Long, age 75, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 2:31 P.M. on Friday, August 12, 2016, at Kindred Hospital in Dayton. Anne was born September 2, 1940, in Watertown, New York, to the late Arthur & Alza (Allen) Knapp.

Anne is survived by her husband, Joyce L. Long whom she married November 26, 1959; daughter & son-in-law, Sandra & Jim Cole of Dillsboro, Indiana; son & daughter-in-law, Aaron & Jodi Long of Troy, grandchildren, Courtney Long, Brandon & Ashley Shellabarger, Jeremy Shellabarger, Whitney Dodd & fiancé, Chad Dross, Madelynn Long and Gabriel Long; 9 great-grandchildren; niece, Betsy Ballinger of Vermont; cousin, Leland Bellinger of Minnesota; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Anne was also preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Joyce Long; brothers, William, Allen, Arthur, John, Carl and Jerry Knapp; and sisters, Helen Fitzgerald and Mary Merrill.

Anne retired from Wayne HealthCare in Greenville where she was a switchboard operator for 28 ½ years. Anne was a member of the First Congregational Christian Church in Greenville and volunteered for the Darke County Board of Elections.

A celebration of Anne’s life will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at the First Congregational Christian Church 115 West Fifth Street Greenville with Rev. Elwood Stuart officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 5:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Christian Church in Greenville. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Vernon Allison (August 10, 2016)

Vernon Allison, age 87, was welcomed into heaven on August 10, by his Savior, Jesus Christ. He reunited with his beloved wife of 62 years, Alice (nee Seybert), his parents and sisters, and many friends and family members. He will be missed by his four children, Chris (Debi), Sandy (Paul), Myrrh (Jef), and Bob (Susan), twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren, as well as the friends left behind.

Vernon was a twenty-year veteran of the United States Air Force where he served during the end of World War II as a member of the occupation forces in Japan. He was a member of the 339th Fighter Squadron and was crew chief of an F-61 fighter; he was an instructor through the years of the Korean War and Vietnam. Vernon spent another twenty-five years as an instructor with NCR.

He loved music, and sang in church choirs from childhood. He could fix nearly anything, and taught his children that they could do anything if they kept trying. He was generous and caring. He was never too busy to help family or friends, and always shared a smile and kind word in the process.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Jef Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in Brock Cemetery with full Military Honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton or the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Arlene Kay Fullroth (August 12, 2016)

Arlene Kay Fullroth, age 73, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 4:10 P.M. on Friday, August 12, 2016, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Arlene was born December 20, 1942, in Greenville to Lowell E. Carter of Greenville and the late Sarah K. (Grim) Carter.

In addition to her father, Arlene is also survived by her husband, Junior Fullroth whom she married July 27, 1963; children, Linda & Chris Crumrine of Greenville, Kevin & Kelly Fullroth of Greenville, Brian & Jodi Fullroth of Claremore, Oklahoma, and Carol & Mike Kocher of McDonough, Georgia; grandchildren, Jason Fullroth, Ashley Fullroth, Maisie Kocher, Kristen Fullroth, Tiffany Fullroth, Courtney Fullroth, Alyssa Kocher and Sarah Crumrine; great-grandchildren, Liam Fullroth, Aubrie Feliciano-Kocher and Lily Fullroth; brothers & sisters, Larry & Gene Carter of Columbus, Barb & John Schlimmer of Arizona, Gloria & Ed Ault of Greenville, Loretta & John Coppess of Mason and Terry & Diane Carter of Ninety Six, South Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arlene was a homemaker. She attended Trinity Wesleyan Church in Greenville and was a former member of the Ansonia First Church of God.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Rick Kavanaugh officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Wesleyan Church in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Friday, August 12, 2016

Josephine T. Cipriani (August 11, 2016)

Josephine T. Cipriani, age 93 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Monessen, PA passed away at 9:27 PM Wednesday August 11, 2016 at Brookdale Assisted Living surrounded by her family.
She was born January 22, 1923 in Monessen, PA and the daughter of the late Joseph and Carlotta (Agnolucci) Troilo.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Eugene A. Cipriani May 11, 2005; also her sisters Erma Connair and Valia Reach.

Josephine is survived by her children Kathy (Don) Lockhart of Greenville, Ohio and Edward G. Cipriani of McLean, VA.; grandchildren Matthew Lockhart, Christopher Lockhart and Anthony Cipriani as well as several nieces and nephews.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Grandview Cemetery Monessen, PA. There will be no visitation.

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

Funeral Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Wanda J. Staley (August 9, 2016)

Wanda J. Staley, age 88, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 11:58 P.M. on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. Wanda was born June 24, 1928, in Darke County to the late Verl Samuel & Marguerite Edna (Voisard) Richhart.

Wanda is survived by her children, Michael Staley of Versailles, Jean Staley of Friendship, Wisconsin, and Jill Grillot of Versailles; grandchildren, Shawn Lenze, Shannon Lenze, Sheri Lenze, Tyler Bolden, Jessica Denney, Joshua Staley, Ben Staley, Suzanne Staley, Neil Staley, Robert Grillot and Adam Grillot; 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; brother, Russell Teddy Richhart of Hickory, North Carolina; cousin, Charlie Voisard of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wanda was also preceded in death by her husband, Lester Staley on September 27, 2001 whom she married July 7, 1951; sons, Jeffrey Staley and a stillborn infant; sisters, Reva Keller and Joann Richhart; and brothers, Jack, James and Robert Eddy Richhart.

Wanda graduated from Versailles High School with the Class of 1946. She retired from Sam’s Place in Versailles where she was a cook for 28 ½ years. Wanda was a life member of the Versailles United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Women. Wanda was a former member of the Versailles Chapter Member #113 of the Order of Eastern Star where she was Past Matron and served as Secretary for 18 years. Wanda was a volunteer for the Western Ohio Rifle League serving as Secretary and Treasurer for 40 years.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, August 15, 2016, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Chuck MacKeen officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles United Methodist Church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Phyllis A. Overholser (August 9, 2016)

Phyllis A. Overholser, age 81, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 10:16 P.M. on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Phyllis was born September 22, 1934 in Darke County to the late Jack & Audrey (Marick) Peters.

Phyllis is survived by her husband, Bud C. Overholser whom she married July 19, 1952; children, Sonnie & Bob Rhoades of Webster, Steve & Gracie Overholser of Greenville, Boo & Peggy Overholser of Bradford and Ben & Gail Overholser of Greenville; grandchildren, Marie & Brent Carity, Carrie & Eric Behlke, Emily & Rick Clark, Niki Routt, Tyler Overholser, Mandi & Joe Zwiesler, Lydia & Jeremy Brenner, Aaron & Lindsey Overholser and Josh Overholser & fiancée, Jennifer Hall; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Athleen Buhrman of Arcanum; sister-in-law, Barbara Christner of Thomson, Georgia; brother-in-law, Richard Overholser of Piqua; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Phyllis was also preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher S. Overholser; brother, John Peters; sister, Zona Bashore; and brother-in-law, Larry Overholser.

Phyllis formerly worked at JC Penney and was head cook at Greenville Junior and Senior High Schools. Phyllis was a member of the Webster United Methodist Church. Phyllis was a former 4-H Advisor.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor David Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Darla J. Robbins (August 7, 2016)

Darla J. Robbins age 71, of Rossburg, Ohio, passed away at 10:35 A.M. on Sunday, August 7, 2016, at Kindred Hospital in Lima. Darla was born April 12, 1945, in Piqua to the late Alfred Riegle and Dorothy (Shepherd) Riegle Wade.

Darla is survived by her husband, Rick D. Robbins whom she married May 18, 1991; daughter & son-in-law, Jeri & Rob Widener of Rossburg; step children, Charles, Rochelle and Katrina; grandchildren, Josh Harmon, Robbie Widener and Jerrod Widener; brother & sister-in-law, Jack & Barb Riegle of Lakeland, Florida; sister & brother-in-law, Roberta & John Westfall of Greenville; step brother & step sister-in-law, Chad & Geraldine Wade of Union City, Ohio; step sister, Dorla Algoe of Atlantic City, New Jersey; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Darla was also preceded in death by her step father, Dan Wade; nephew, Barry Riegle; niece, Cheryl Baldridge; and step brother-in-law, Richard Algoe.

Darla retired from Neff Lettering in Greenville and Piqua Paper Box in Piqua.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, August 12, 2016, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rossburg Fire Department. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Monday, August 8, 2016

Patricia I. Baker (August 6, 2016)

Patricia I. Baker, age 87 of Greenville, Ohio went to be with the Lord at 10:25 AM Saturday August 6, 2016 at the Oakley Place in Greenville. Patricia was born November 29, 1928 in Troy, Ohio and the daughter of the late Carl & Dora (Niswonger) Fry.

After her high school graduation, she went to Cosmetology School in Dayton and became a Hair Stylists.

Patricia was a member of the Ansonia United Church of Christ, a member and past Matron of the Ansonia Eastern Star, a longtime member of the Troy Moose Lodge and Ansonia American Legion. She loved to dance, particularly square dancing and even became a Square Dance Caller, play bingo, visit the Casino and play cards with family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands Ralph Jacobs in 1955 and Harold Baker in 1986; granddaughter Patricia M. Quintor and sister Kay Roberts.

Patricia is survived by her daughters Sherry Deubner, Kathy Quintor and Carla (Charlie) Wysong all of Greenville and Cheryl Shultz of California; grandchildren Troy Deubner, Brian Deubner, Aaron Deubner, Ramon Quintor, Peggy Edwards, Doug Edwards, Eric Lacey and Ralph J. Lacey; 13 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren and 2 nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday August 10, 2016 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Eric Knight officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Wednesday 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.

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

Brian Gregory Moehl (August 05, 2016)

Brian Gregory Moehl, age 62, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Friday, August 05, 2016 at his residence.

Brian was born Saturday, May 01, 1954 in Dayton, OH, a son of the late Kenneth Moehl and Clara (Schwaiger) Price.

In addition to his parents, Brian was preceded in death by brothers Kenneth Lewis Moehl and Mark Richard Moehl.

Brian served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He loved spending time outside and grilling out.

Brian is survived by his daughters; Misty Moehl of Greenville and Melisa Moehl of Miamisburg, Oh; sons, Matthew Moehl of Troy, Oh and Mark Moehl of Orient, Oh; sister, Kimberle and Jim Spencer of Orient, Oh and Katherine McKenzie of Florida; brother, Scott Price of Dayton; 4 grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions by be made to Darke County Cancer Association or to the Veteran's Administration of Dayton.

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

Tim W. Wehrley (August 4, 2016)

Tim W. Wehrley, 81 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Thursday August 4, 2016 at 4:40 PM at his residence. He was born March 11, 1935 in Greenville, Ohio the son of the late Noah Clifford & Mabel (Custer) Wehrley. He worked as a Corrections Officer at the Darke County Sherriff’s Office.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge Greenville; Loyal Order of Moose Greenville; Fraternal Order of Eagles Greenville; Greenville V.F.W.; American Legion Post # 140.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister: Winifred Pipinger.

He is survived by his daughters: Christine K. (Wehrley) Roberts, Jill A. (Wehrley) DeVon, Maddy Wehrley; 4 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Friday August 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Greenville Cemetery and family and friends are all welcome to attend. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

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

Myrna Lee Sorrell (August 4, 2016)

Myrna Lee Sorrell, 51, of Greenville, OH, passed away, August 4, 2016 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Darke County Cancer Association.

Services are entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home, New Madison. OH

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

Bro. Elias John Burr (August 14, 1999)

At 5:10 PM on August 2, 2016, at Greenville, Ohio, Bro. Elias John Burr passed into the more immediate presence of angels, who swiftly conveyed him from the scene of a tragic accident to a state of unbounded bliss.

Bro. Elias was born on August 14, 1999 in Fairborn, Ohio. Angels rejoiced as he was born again on March 14, 2008, at the tender age of eight. A few months later he was entirely sanctified.

Bro. Elias was a living testimony to the saving and keeping power of the grace of God. He being dead still speaks. Like Moses, he gladly chose to rather suffer reproach and affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. He defied the course of this world, and fled youthful lusts. He lived a life of radical holiness, and boldly exhorted his peers to do the same. His allegiance and faithfulness to the church of God were unmistakable, and upon his departure from this life, he left no occasion for doubt or question as to his present abode in the paradise of God.

Bro. Elias leaves behind his grieving mother, Crystal Burr of Greenville, Ohio; father, Jason Hargrave of Greenville, Ohio; sister, Aleese Estrada of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; brothers, Michael and Jordan Burr of Greenville, Ohio; grandparents, Pamela Burr of Jacksonville, Florida, and Thad and Mary Ann Burr of Southbury, Connecticut, as well other grieving relatives, saints, classmates, and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Phyllis Hargrave. Those who knew him remember him as a saint, devoted friend, excellent worker, superb horseman, and a natural winner of the hearts of men.

While we do not understand why God so suddenly removed this young soldier of the Cross from the battle field of earth, we refuse to question the Omniscience of His Creator. His presence, songs, testimonies and exhortations will be much missed in the assembly of the saints. Even now, his example is stirring the hearts of those he left behind. If we will honor His memory, we must fight like he fought, and love like he loved.

There will be a service held on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 10:00 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, August 6, 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 expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Michael Leon Young (July 29, 2016)

Michael Leon Young, 48, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away Friday, July 29, 2016, at Heartland of Greenville.

He was born January 9, 1968 in Union City, Indiana to Karen (Bryson) Young of Greenville and the late James Young.

Michael is survived by his brothers and sister-in-law, Larry Young of Greenville and LeRoy and Marta Young of Greenville; a sister, Jeanette Yoder of Greenville; several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens with Pastor Eric Fee officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home.

Funeral services have been entrusted to Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.oliverfloyd.com.

Edith Marie (Sell) Howell (July 22, 2016)

Edith Marie (Sell) Howell, age 75, of Colorado Springs, CO and formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 9:35 PM on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs.

Edith was born June 7, 1941 in Troy, OH, the daughter of the late Creele & Susie (Lavy) Sell.

She was married on May 3, 1958 to Jerry Howell, who preceded her in death on Aug 29, 2009.

Edith was a bookkeeper for the family businesses - Howell's Rent-All & Sales, and later, Howell's Computer Center, both in Greenville. She enjoyed gardening and traveling.

Edith is survived by daughters, Sherry Howell and Charlene Keach & husband Kelley both of Colorado Springs, CO; sons, Allen Howell & wife Carmen of Hollansburg, OH, and Roger Howell of Lenexa, KS.

Also survived by brothers and sisters, Lee Sell, Ruby Wagner & husband Eugene, Calvin Sell & wife Sharon (Ketrow), Charles & wife Cynthia (Ainsworth), Glen & wife Glenda, Eddie & wife Robin (Gerhart), and Geraldine Hodge, 10 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she is preceded in death by her bother, Lester Sell and sister, Martha Emrick.

Private funeral service for the family will be held on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Mike Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery, Darke County, OH. There will be no visitation.

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

Monday, August 1, 2016

Nina Ellen Hawes (July 28, 2016)

Nina Ellen Hawes age 76, of Greenville passed away at 7:26 AM on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville. Nina was born February 19, 1940 in Darke County to the late Chester & Dorothy (Bowers) Allread.

Nina is survived by her husband, Charles W. Hawes whom she married June 30, 1961; children, Charles Mark & Molly Hawes of Greenville, Melissa Hawes & wife Melissa of Sidney and Barbara & Jeffrey Magnani of Arcanum; 8 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; sisters & brothers-in-law, Carol & Doug Heaton of Troy, Sharon & Jim Johnson of Arizona, Barbara & Gordon Shellhaas of Greenville, Sandra Hawes of Greenville and Karen Eldridge & Rich Moran of Arizona; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Nina was also preceded in death by her sisters, P. Joan Copeland and Beverly Allread; and brothers, Bill & Keith Allread.

Nina retired from Wayne HealthCare where she worked in medical records for 39 years.

A celebration on Nina’s life will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor David Cummings officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Virginia Leigh Shumaker (July 30, 2016)

Virginia Leigh Shumaker, age 97, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Rest Haven in Greenville.

She was born Wednesday, May 7, 1919 in Dayton, OH, a daughter of the late William and Edrice (Warren) Darby.

In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Deo Shumaker in 1966 and two sisters, Dorothy Pollack and her twin sister, Karlyn Bahr.

Virginia enjoyed working with her hands. She loved quilting, crocheting, sewing and ceramics. She loved nature and all animals. Virginia was an amazing woman, loving mother, devoted wife and friend to all. She will be sadly missed.

Virginia is survived by four children, Barbara (Jerry) Walters of Gilchrist, OR, Nancy Cottrell of Greenville, OH, Susan (Jim) Carpenter of Dublin, OH, and David (April) Shumaker of Greenville, OH; four grandchildren, Ronnie (Lisa Joy) Walters of Seattle, WA, Deborah (Scott) Johns of Phoenix, AR, Lisa (Will) Haver of Salem, OR, and Amy (Doug) Wright of Redkey, IN; seven great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Fort Jefferson, OH.

Family and friends may visit Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the funeral home.

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

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

Georgeana K. (Baker) Kemper (July 29, 2016)

Georgeana K. (Baker) Kemper age 74, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 10:16 A.M. on Friday, July 29, 2016 at Upper Valley Medical Center Hospice Care Center in Troy. Georgie was born February 22, 1942 in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Clarence A. & Agnes (Overman) Baker.

Georgie is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, Christopher “Chris” & Shawn Kemper of Versailles; grandchildren, Brittany Kemper of Greenville, Casey & Dustin Swiger of Greenville, Jesse Kemper of Greenville and Adam Kemper of Versailles; and great-grandchildren, Dylan Stump, Aidric Weaver, Alexis Swiger and Adalyn Swiger.

Georgie was also preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Linus on June 15, 2000 whom she married June 22, 1968; brother, C. E. “Pete” Baker.

Georgie was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles and a former CCD Teacher. Georgie was a member and Past-President of the Marie Stein American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, member of the Versailles Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, member of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Darke County and Past-President of the Versailles Council of Churches.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. James Simons celebrant. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Emergency Medical Services or Versailles Police Department. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

James R. Youngker (July 24, 2016)

James R. Youngker age 90, of Versailles passed from this earthly life to his heavenly reward on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at 9:44 A.M.

Jim is survived by his wife of 70 years, Lois; son and daughter, Steven Youngker of Clarksville, Tennessee, and Beverly Rhoades of Greenville; grandchildren, Elizabeth Youngker and spouse Elka of Coos Bay, Oregon, Stephanie Lewis and spouse Grant stationed at Fort Shafter in Wahiawa, Hawaii, and Benjamin Rhoades stationed at Hurlburt Field Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He was blessed with three great-grandchildren, Damon Youngker of Englewood, Sage Eberwein of Clarksville, Tennessee, and Gavin Lewis of Wahiawa, Hawaii; 1 brother, Lester and spouse Pauline of Celina.

Jim was a WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Combat Veteran having served as a gunner and flight engineer on a B-24 in the Pacific Theater. Jim loved God, his family, his country, people and his community. It was Jim’s wish to thank his friends and the community of Versailles for their support, which was a strong, and the gracious honors they bestowed upon him.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care who worked tirelessly to ensure his comfort in his final weeks. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

John T. Pepiot (July 25, 2016)

John T. Pepiot age 90, of Versailles passed away at 2:43 P.M. on Monday, July 25, 2016, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. John was born April 24, 1926, in Versailles to the late Herman & Mary (Baltes) Pepiot.

John is survived by his sons & daughters-in-law, Scott & Sharon Pepiot of Versailles, Brad & Theresa Pepiot of Union City, Ohio, and Jeff & Melanie Pepiot of Piqua; daughter, Angie Pepiot of Loveland; grandchildren, Andrew & Brittany Pepiot, Jessalyn & Tyler Slusser, Tyler Pepiot, Emily Pepiot, London Pepiot, Cary Wilson, Anastasia Wilson, Charlene Pepiot and Alyssa Pepiot; great-grandchildren, Mason, Maverick, Amelia and one expected soon; sister & brother-in-law, Wanda & Richard Keiser of Mackinaw City, Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

John was also preceded in death by his wife, Gladys M. (Rhoades) Pepiot on March 21, 2012, whom he married June 18, 1955; son, Herman Doug Pepiot on July 1, 1963; brothers, Earl & Bob Pepiot; and sisters, Roberta James and Mary Evelyn Strauss.

John served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was awarded a double Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal. John retired from the Buckeye Overall Co. in Versailles in 1988 where he was Plant Manager and Vice-President for 42 years. John was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus is Versailles. He was a past member of the Darke County Coin Club and former member of the NRA. John formerly served on the board at St. Valbert Cemetery.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. James Simons officiating. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles with Military Honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 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 State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Byron "Barney" D. Rehmert (July 24, 2016)

Byron "Barney" D. Rehmert, age 60, of Greenville, passed away, Sunday, July 24, 2016 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Unit in Greenville.

He was born Friday, August 12, 1955 in Dayton, OH, a son of Marjorie (Davis) Rehmert of Greenville, and the late Philip Rehmert.

Barney worked for Corning Glass for 27 years with the last 20 being a mechanic. He loved to work with his hands and would rebuild motorcycles, cars or anything with a motor. He was a life-time member of the American Motorcycles Association (AMA) and belonged to the Harley Owners Group (HOG).

Barney is survived by his Wife, Sandra (Onkst) Rehmert, three children, Daryl Rehmert of Greenville, OH, Brian (Angie) Rehmert of New Weston, OH, and Ashley (Clinton) Sharp of Arcanum, OH; eight grandchildren, Harley, Hailee and Levi Rehmert, Bryson and Kaitlyn Sharp, Andrew, Blake and Benjamin Rehmert; two brothers, Chris (Peggy) Rehmert, Kent (Beth) Rehmert both of Greenville and one sister, Barbara (Bob) Wert also of Greenville. Barney also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, July 29, 2016 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Greenville with Rev. Doug Baker officiating.

Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 7 PM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or Cancer Association of Darke County, P.O. Box 781, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Douglas L. Black (July 24, 2016)

Douglas L. Black, age 70 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 12:39 AM Sunday July 24, 2016 at the VA Medical Center Dayton, Ohio. Doug was born September 27, 1945 in Greenville, Ohio and the son of the late Stanley W. and Janis E. (Besecker) Black.

Doug was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the US Army. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal with Valor and in April 2015 was inducted into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame with Valor.

He was retired from Mastec Communications of Greenville. Prior to employment there, he had been employed at United Telephone Company of Ohio, Fitzwater Tree Service, Snap-on-Tools, had owned Black’s Paint Supply and co-owner of Jay’s Wrecker Service.

Doug was a Life Member of all the following: American Legion, V.F.W., D.A.V., Howard County Vietnam Veterans, Vietnam Veterans of America, Am-Vets, Elks Lodge, Eagles Lodge and the Moose Lodge all of Greenville. He was currently serving as a Commissioner with the Darke County Veteran’s Service Office, he was instrumental in bringing the Traveling Wall to Greenville in 1998, loved to travel in his motor coach and was very active with the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Ronald D. Black in August 30, 2005 and a sister in law Kathy S. Black September 16, 2013.

Doug is survived by his wife Peggy (Crawford) Black of Greenville. They were married April 23, 2005. Also children Tristan A. Black of Greenville, Trista E. (Dan Buck) Black of Athens, Ohio, Amber (Shannon) Stump, of Lima and Carmen Jeffries of Greenville; grandchildren Eli Stump, Olivia Flatter, Emma Stump, Ethan Flatter and Ashlynn Flatter; brothers Steven K. Black of Greenville and his friend Rose Bridenbaugh and Tony (Debra) Black of Greenville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Full Military Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday July 29, 2016 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Military Chaplain Tom McGee officiating assisted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Friday 1 hour prior to the services in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Grenville Veteran’s Honor Guard or the Howard County Vietnam Veterans Organization 8313 County Road E 400 S Greentown, Indiana, 46936

“Doug’s ultimate satisfaction was assisting fellow Veterans”

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

Heath A. Gessler (July 22, 2016)

Heath A. Gessler, age 30, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016 at his residence. He was born on March 13, 1986 in Troy, Ohio, to Alan & Karen (Robison) Gessler of Greenville, Ohio.

In addition to his parents Heath is survived by his brothers and sisters in law, Mike & Amy Gessler and Seth & Brittany Gessler both of Union City, Ohio; uncle, Terry Robison of Union City, Ohio; aunt, Twila Aulthouse of Greenville, Ohio; and nieces, Autumn & Georgia Gessler.

There will be a memorial service held at the convenience of the family on a later date. 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 to offset funeral expenses. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Jerry Lee “Jake” Maloy (July 22, 2016)

Jerry Lee “Jake” Maloy, age 74, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:45 PM at his residence. He was born on February 16, 1942 in Union City, Indiana, to the late Louis & Pauline (Welker) Maloy.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Madonna (Barga) Maloy of Versailles, Ohio, whom he married on August 22, 1998; daughters and sons in law, Sherri Maloy of Celina, Ohio, Susan & Clifford Waldon of Greenville, Ohio, and Deborah & Thomas Dabe of Versailles; grandchildren, Keith Neighbors, Amanda Neighbors, Leslie Miller, Daniel Trittschuh, Kayela Trittschuh, Katie West, Mindy (Storm) Phenis, Brittany Dabe, Chelsea Waldon and Christen Waldon; numerous great grandchildren; siblings, Betty Copeland of Greenville, Margaret Hawes of Palestine and Tommy (June) Maloy of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, Louie Maloy and sister, Rose Partridge.

Jerry worked for Crow’s Seed now Remington Seeds in Greenville as well as Westinghouse. He was a member of the United States Army. He loved the outdoors including; hunting, golfing, fishing and horseshoes. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the Moose Lodge in Greenville, Ohio.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons, celebrant. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio, with the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard conducting a Graveside Military Service. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 4-8 PM as well as Wednesday from 9-10 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio.

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

William Reece Bowen (July 23, 2016)

William Reece Bowen, 71, of Greenville, died Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Covington Care Center. He was born February 10, 1945, in Dayton, a son of the late Fred Samuel and Della Mae (Barker) Bowen.

William is preceded in death by his parents.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of the 101st Airborne Division during the Cuban Crisis. William was a machinist for 20 years. He also was a man of many traits. He loved spending time with his family and loved spending time outdoors.

Surviving are his wife Alice (Goad) Bowen, whom he married July 11, 1987; his children, Tereecea Dornbusch of Dublin, OH, Shaun and Joni Bowen of Riverside, OH, Angela and Earl Smith of Trotwood, OH, Donovan and Tracy Dixon of Greenville, Tanya Ricker of Greenville, Natalie Riddle of Arcanum, Nathan Bowen of Greenville, Billie Joe and Russell Baker Jr. of Greenville; 25 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Samuel ”Ross” and Alice Bowen of Fairborn, OH, Douglas and Melissa Bowen of Riverside, OH, Tim Bowen of Texas; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home, Greenville, with Pastor Matthew O’Shell officiating. Burial, with military honors conducted by the Greenville Honor Guard, will follow in Greenville Union Cemetery-New Section.

Friends may visit Wednesday, July 27,2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and also 1 hour prior to services on Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

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

Lee Junior Moody (July 20, 2016)

Lee Junior Moody, 89, of Ansonia, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Heartland of Greenville. He was born Sept. 21, 1926, in Celina, a son of the late Clark Leroy and Laura (Shook) Moody.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dan and sister-in-law, Becky Moody; son-in-law, Tom Brumbaugh Sr.; and daughter-in-law, Jeana (Wion) Moody.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II from Dec. 8, 1944, to May 20, 1946 receiving a Bronze Star Medal. He was a member of the Ansonia American Legion and attended Teegarden Congregational Christian Church. A true horseman, he worked at New Idea in Coldwater for 43-plus years and retired as a foreman. He had also been vice president of the union at one time.

Surviving are his wife Beatrice (Riffell) Moody, whom he married Sept. 5, 1946; a son, Ronald (Nancy) of Ansonia; three daughters, Linda Moody and Beverly Brumbaugh, both of Ansonia, and Brenda (Dan) Norton of Greenville; grandchildren, Jamie Moody, Tom Brumbaugh, Michelle (Bob) Jones, Justin Brumbaugh, Nikki (T.J.) Phillips, Breanne (Ben) Bucholtz, and Jodi (Scott) Deaton; great-grandchildren, Sierra Hill, Jenna Bell, Cassie Hernandez, Buck Jones, Joe Hiestand, Tory Jones, Tracy Jones Coe, Maddicyn Brumbaugh, Anson and Kasen Phillips, Rileigh Norton and Damien, Karlee and Lyndi Deaton; great-grandchildren, Enrrique, Aaliyah, Cora, Christopher, Serenity, Soriah, Kendrick, Jatelyn, Brooklyn, Joe, Samantha and Braxton; two brothers, Harry of Rossburg and Jim of Ansonia; a sister, D'Arleen Waymire of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2016 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home, Greenville, with Pastor Gordon Jones officiating. Burial, with military honors conducted by the Greenville Honor Guard, will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Garden.

Friends may visit Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Darke County, P.O. Box 781, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331
Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com