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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Mary (Martin) Pullins (November 20, 2016)

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

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

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

Mary retired from Honeywell (Fram Corporation) in Greenville.

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

Donna J. Bridenbaugh (November 20, 2016)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mary Jane Crumrine (November 18, 2016)

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

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

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

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

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

Mason Ray Brown (November 16, 2016)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Kent Folkerth (November 16, 2016)

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

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

He is preceded in death by his father.

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

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

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

Jerry R. Batten (November 12, 2016)

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

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

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

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

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

Illah June Sink (November 12, 2016)

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

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

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

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

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

Betty J. Fisher (November 10, 2016)

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

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

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

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

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Chaplain R.M. Pelley officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice 8069 Washington Village Dr. Dayton, OH 45458. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Jeanne (Pendlum) Wion (November 9, 2016)

Jeanne (Pendlum) Wion age 96, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 8:30 PM on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Jeanne was born February 10, 1920 in Greenville to the late Ed & Lottie (Metzcar) Pendlum.

Jeanne is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, John & Judy Wion of Greenville; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

Jeanne was also preceded in death by her husband, David A. Wion; son, David I. Wion; daughters, Cynthia Wion and Sydney Covault; son-in-law, Bob Covault; sisters, Virginia Bowan, Betty Holmes and Patricia Sullivan; and brother-in-law, Clisba Sullivan.

Jeanne was a bookkeeper at the former Stecker Co and Goodyear in Greenville. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville where she was a Sunday School Teacher for 11 years and choir member for 10 years. Jeanne was also a member of the Greenville Moose and Eagles.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at Greenville Cemetery with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. 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

Alton G Strickland (November 8, 2016)

Alton G Strickland, 60, of Union City, OH, passed away, Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at his residence.

Alton was born Saturday, March 17, 1956 in Jacksonville, NC, a son of the late Alton Strickland and Jane (Floyd) Dispennette.

In addition to his parents, Alton was preceded in death by his sister,
Alberta Mote.

Alton is survived by his son, Matt Strickland of Arcanum; brother, Jimmy Strickland of Union City, OH; sister, Gennette Strickland of Greenville; brother in law, Mike Mote of Union City, IN; close friend, Debbie Clark of Arcanum; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Oliver Floyd Funeral Home.

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

Jerome F. Bey Sr. (November 8, 2016)

Jerome F. Bey Sr. age 90, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 7:16 A.M. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at Versailles Health Care Center. Jerome was born November 27, 1925 in Darke County to the late Clarence D. & Ursina (Gigandet) Bey.

Jerome is survived by his wife of 69 years, Loretta (Monnin) Bey whom he married November 27, 1946; children, Judy & Ron Hoelscher Sr. of Bradford, Jerome & Bonnie Bey Jr. of Versailles and Janet & Jim Billenstein of Versailles; grandchildren, Ron Hoelscher Jr., Lorrie Hoelscher, Michelle (Curtis) Enis, Cindy (Dennis) Fair, Jerome (Sundra) Bey III, Albert (Cindy) Bey, Lisa (Chris) Heid, Sandy (Mark) Buynak, Benjamin (Emily) Bey, Antony Bey, Steve Bey Jr., John (Amy) Bey, Shannon (Tim) Billenstein, Jody Billenstein and Staci (Dennis) Boyd; 34 great-grandchildren; brother, Wilmer Bey of Versailles; sisters & brothers-in-law, Thelma & Mark Jutte of Ft. Recovery and Marlene & Lester McCullough of Greenville; sister-in-law, Donna Lou Bey of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jerome was also preceded in death by his children, John, Linda and Joseph Bey; brother, Carl J. Bey; sister, Ruth Lennartz; brother-in-law, Louis Lennartz; and sister-in-law, Phyllis Bey.

Jerome served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He retired after 30 years from C.F. Poeppelman Inc. where he was a foreman and formerly worked at Carl Subler Trucking. Jerome was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles. He was a life member of the V.F.W. in Versailles. Jerome enjoyed taking fishing trips to his cabin in Canada and woodworking.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, November 14, 2016, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Ron Haft celebrant. 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 Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. and Monday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at the Versailles K of C Hall 8440 St. Rt. 47 in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Dustin Michael Barton (November 7, 2016)

Dustin Michael Barton age 22, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 9:38 A.M. on Monday, November 7, 2016, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Dustin was born August 12, 1994, in Greenville to April Barton & Michael Wintrow of Greenville.

In addition to his parents, Dustin is also survived by his fiancĂ©e, Kara Randolph of Greenville; daughter, Jocelyn “Josie” Shay Haines of Versailles; sister, Haley Barton of Greenville; grandparents, Richard & Crystal Barton of Greenville and Cindy & Wayne Price of Greenville; and aunts & uncles, Heather & Joe Shuttleworth of Greenville, Joe & Laura Wintrow of Greenville, Adam Barton of West Milton and Jackie Barton of Greenville.

Dustin worked in construction and landscaping.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 11, 2016, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Greenville. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to The James Fund for Life, The OSUCCC-James 660 Ackerman Rd. 6th Floor, P.O. Box 183112 Columbus, OH 43218-3112. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

James Dean Hawes (November 3, 2016)

James Dean Hawes, age 58, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at his residence. He was born on February 9, 1958 in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Robert & Bernice (Carney) Hawes.

He is survived by his son and daughter in law, Ben & Abbie Hawes of Greenville, Ohio, and granddaughter, Ivy Hawes.

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

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

Lois Ann Janes (November 3, 2016)

Lois Ann Janes, age 79, of Kettering, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Walnut Creek Nursing Home, Kettering, Ohio. She was born on Oct. 24, 1937 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Galen W. & Mary A. (Brooks) Oswalt.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Janes; and brother, Ron G. Oswalt.

There will be a service held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, 1499 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday, November 7, 2016 from 6-8 PM at Tobias Funeral Home, 648 Watervliet Ave, Dayton, Ohio.

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

Virginia Louise Keller (November 2, 2016)

Virginia Louise Keller, age 89, of Greenville, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. She was born on Feb. 8, 1927 in Arcanum, Ohio, to the late Cleo & Estie (Fitzwater) Brumbaugh.

Virginia is survived by her husband, Joklahr Keller of Greenville, Ohio, whom she married on April 16, 1971; son and daughter in law, Gary & Connie Bruner of Greenville, Ohio; daughter and son in law, Kathy & Robert Dull of Englewood, Ohio; step children, Eleanor & John Randolph of Miamisburg, Ohio, Kay & Ray Pierce of South Carolina, Lisa & Dennis Jones of South Carolina and Mike Keller of South Carolina; grandchildren, Kelly & Mark Altic, Lysa Shellabarger, Kevin Bruner, Angela Ogle and Kristin & Jeff Melton; 11 step grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 2 great great granddaughters; and nieces, Barbara & Sim Lowe of Florida and Debbie & Dennis Dunn of Alabama.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her first husband, Robert E. Bruner; son, Larry Joe Bruner; daughter, Karen Sue Bruner and brother, Don Brumbaugh.

Virginia was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville, Ohio. She was a previous member of First Presbyterian Church where she was an Elder and served on the Stephen Ministry. She also was involved with the Mission Committee where she traveled on 6 mission trips. Virginia retired in 1978 from Fram after 25 years of service. She also was a LPN until 1997 and worked at the Brethren Retirement Community for 10 years. She loved crocheting and square dancing.

There will be a service held on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 at 2:00 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in the Stelvideo Cemetery, Stelvideo, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until the time of the service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

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

Henry J. Garber (November 2, 2016)

Henry J. Garber, of Gettysburg, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 11:15 AM at his residence. He was born on Oct. 1, 1935 in Montgomery County, Ohio, to the late Leroy & Cleo (Balsbaugh) Garber.

He is survived by his sons and daughters in law, Michael & Bonnie Garber of Bradford, Stephen & Tammy Garber of Greenville and Seth & Maria Garber of Greenville; daughters and son in law, Julia Garber of Gettysburg and Jane & Gerald Flora of Greenville; 17 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; brother and sister in law, Lowell & Janet Garber of Brookville; sisters and brothers in law, Mae & Harold Gish of Pasco, Washington, and Eva & Sam Boone of Brookville; sister in law, Marjorie Garber of Brookville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Lois Irene Garber; son, Matthew Garber; brothers, Samuel and Robert Garber; and sister and brother in law, Ellen & Ralph Bowman.

Henry was a member of the Old German Baptist Brethren Church.

There will be a service held on Monday, Nov. 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Painter Creek Old German Baptist Brethren meeting house, 2996 Schnorf-Jones Rd., Arcanum, Ohio, with the Home Brethren officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2016 from 1-5 and 6-8 at the meeting house. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Care or Darke County Cancer Association. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Anna "Gertie" Leis (October 29, 2016)

Anna "Gertie" Leis, age 100, of Ansonia, OH, passed away, Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Village Green Healthcare Center in Greenville, OH.

She was born Sunday, April 23, 1916 in Pulaski, KY, a daughter of the late Frank and Maude (Cundiff) Campbell.

In addition to her parents, Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Leis whom she married May 27, 1936; five brothers, Sam, Jake, Richard, Gene and Neal Campbell; five sisters, Edna Lenker, Daisy Subler, Aileen Mason, Betty Brown and Pauline Zechar.

Gertie was a member of the First Church of God Ansonia where she taught Sunday School. She enjoyed gardening and quilting.

Anna is survived by her children, Jim (Janet) Leis of Rossburg, OH, Janet Rowland (Gale Long) of New Paris, OH, grandchildren, Aliana (Bryan) Clymer of Greenville, OH, Cindy (Steve) Shoop of Greenville, OH, Scott (Andrea) Rowland of Ansonia, OH; great grand Child, Holly (Chad) Garrison of Columbus, OH, Brianne (Craig) Galloway of Columbus, OH, Justin (Shelby) Rowland of Rossburg, OH, Cody Rowland of Ansonia, OH, Alexa Rowland of Columbus, OH, Andrew Rowland, of Ansonia, OH; a great great granddaughter, Stella Garrison of Columbus, OH; and a sister, Ruth "Ellie" Bowman, Greenville, OH.

A Celebration of Life Service was held Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens in with Rev. Steve Shoop officiating.

Peter S. Sarris (November 2, 2016)

Peter S. Sarris, age 69 of Greenville, Ohio passed away Wednesday November 2, 2016 at his residence in Greenville. He was born January 15, 1947 in Wiesbaden, Germany and the son of the late Aristides and Irene (Crabtree) Sarris.

Military Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday November 8, 2016 in the Dayton VA National Cemetery Dayton, Ohio.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Harry B. Siculan (October 31, 2016)

Harry B. Siculan, age 81 of Greenville, Ohio passed away peacefully at 5:42 PM Monday October 31, 2016 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Harry was born September 15, 1935 in Martins Ferry, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Eva (Siandrau) Siculan also of Martins Ferry, Ohio

Harry graduated from South High High School of Columbus, Ohio and attended The Ohio State University. He served four years in the US Coast Guard as a Fire Control Technician and was a member of the Elks Lodge #1139 of Greenville for many years. He was also a member of the Family Motor Couch Organization with the number 113169, a huge OSU Buckeye fan, enjoyed cars, playing cards, spending time with his family and many friends and watching the Bill O’Reilly Show on FOX. He was also the founder of Bradford Optical of Greenville.

Harry leaves behind his loving and devoted wife Carolyn (Lowry) Siculan of 56 years; his son Thad (Lavonne) Siculan and daughter Darcy (Sean) Boston; grandchildren John Boston, Jesse Boston, Susan Boston, Elle Siculan and Eva Siculan as well as brothers and sister-in-law Lon (Barb) Lowry, Jim Lowry and nephews, nieces and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday November 4, 2016 in the Trinity United Methodist Church 112 West South St., Arcanum, Ohio with Pastor Doug Baker officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Friday from 9:30 AM until time of the services in the church. There will be at committal service in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Delaware, Ohio on Friday at 2:00 PM.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the State of the Heart Care of Darke County, Ohio or the Trinity United Methodist Church of Arcanum.

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

Betty J. (Cecil) Cole (October 29, 2016)

Betty J. (Cecil) Cole, 85, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Heartland of Greenville with her family and State of the Heart Hospice at her bedside. Betty was born October 13, 1931 in Albany, Indiana, a daughter of the late Wilber and Ruth (Davis) Cecil.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her son, Troy Cole and daughter, Tanya Cole, sister, Loretta Collins and brothers, Francis, Robert and Junior Cecil.

Betty was a member of the Triumphant Christian Center and a past longtime member of the American Legion Post #140 Ladies Auxiliary. Betty loved spending time and visiting with her family and friends, She enjoyed eating out, going to church and shopping. She was a very special person who was loved by many and she will be very greatly missed. She retired from Heartland of Greenville where she had been a resident for the past 5 months. She was loved like family by many staff, residents and volunteers.

Betty is survived by her son and daughter in law, Doug and Lisa Cole of Greenville; grandson, Dwain (Buffie) Hodge of Kentucky; great grandson, Dwain (Haley) Hodge II of Greenville; sister, Marie Coughlin of MN; brother, Paul Cecil of Muncie, IN; and wonderful nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 1:30 pm at the Triumphant Christian Center, 1129 South Towne Court, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Sam Shilot officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the Triumphant Christian Center from 11:30 until time of services.

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

John D. Widener (October 28, 2016)

John D. Widener, 69, of New Weston, OH, passed away, Friday, October 28, 2016 at his residence.

John was born Wednesday, September 3, 1947 in Dayton, OH, a son of the late John and Evelyne (Mitchell) Widener.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Julia (Hawes) Widener, sister, Sue Frye, and brothers, Albert and Eddie Widener.

John served his country honorably in the U.S. Marines and was a Vietnam Veteran. John was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Bengals fan. He enjoyed watching Nascar. He was devoted to caring for his wife and son, Rodney.

John is survived by his children, Eric and Kelly Widener of New Weston, John William and Missy Widener II of Rossburg, Rodney Widener of Union City, April (Widener) and Shawn Dickey of Osgood, Marlyn Widener of Vandalia, OH; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sisters, Sharon Bowman of FL and Roselynne Widener of Rossburg; brothers, Raymond Widener of Rossburg, Ronald and Kathy Widener of Rossburg, Dann and Pam Widener of Rossburg, and Jim and Deb Widener of South Charleston, OH.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home with Pastor Hershel Fee officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens with military graveside services conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

Family and friends may visit Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 10:00 am until time of services.

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

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