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Friday, May 19, 2017

Arthur "Art" Raymond Sevene (May 16, 2017)

Arthur "Art" Raymond Sevene, 81, of New Weston, passed away Tuesday morning, May 16, 2017 at Heartland of Greenville.

He ws born on August 3, 1935 in Bernardston, MA, to the late Francis O. and Marjorie A. (Baker) Sevene. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Francis Sevene, Sr. and a sister, Shirley Bergeron.

Art was honorably discharged after serving 9 years in the United States Marine Corps. After serving his country, Art became a truck driver and drove for numerous companies. He retired from truck driving after driving for several years for Carl Subler Trucking.

He is survived by a brother, Phil (Phyllis) Sevene of San Diego, CA; a sister, Beverly Dyer of Claremont, NH; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Toys for Tots, 613 South Broadway Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Services has been entrusted to Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com

Wayne E. Ross (May 18, 2017)

Wayne E. Ross, age 94 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 12:47 AM Thursday May 18, 2017 at Brookdale Senior Living of Greenville. He was born March 22, 1923 in Palestine, Ohio and the son of the late Mac and Treva (Baker) Ross

Wayne was a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Greenville V.F.W. and loved to play cards.

He was retired from the former Century Corporation of Gettysburg, where he had worked as a machinists.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife C. Joan (Wombolt) Ross August 9, 2006. Also sons in law William D. Murphy and Larry Joe Royer, brother Donald Ross and sister Mary Ellen Duncan.

Wayne is survived by his children: Thomas Eugene (Connie) Ross of Willis, Texas, Martha Jean (Jeannie) Royer of New Madison, Marcella Sue Murphy of Greenville, and Teddy Malone (Diana Kay) Ross of Orlando, Florida; 12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a special friend Pat Bousman.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday May 23, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio eith Pastor Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the funeral home.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

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

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

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Eileen N. Hocker (May 14, 2017)

Eileen N. Hocker, age 100, of Houston, Texas, and formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 7:05 PM at State of the Heart Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on August 18, 1916 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late C.D. & Rosanna (Hunt) Wright.

Eileen is survived by her daughter, Tammy Hocker Hanson of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Shelley Ural and Stephen Hanson; great grandchildren, Kyle Ural, Kelsi Johnson and Donovan Hanson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph W. Hocker whom she married on April 3, 1937; brothers, Carl, Minor, Robert and H. Verl Wright; and sisters, Mary Erisman and Mae Hussey.

Eileen was active at the EUB Church in Greenville, was involved with the Sweet Adelines singing group and worked at the Greenville Advocate. Eileen really enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Being born in 1916 at her family’s house, located a crossed from the old Beech School House, she experienced many changes in her life. She was able to travel where she live in Florida from 1957-1984 and then spent the last 9 years in Houston, Texas. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family.

There will be a service held on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday one hour prior to the service at the funeral Home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Darke County Humane Society. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Betty Virginia (Smith) Wickham-Miner (May 12, 2017)

Betty Virginia (Smith) Wickham-Miner, age 89, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11:15 PM at her residence in Greenville. She was born on July 5, 1927 in Springfield, Ohio, to the late Charles & Clara Smith.

She is survived by her sons and daughter in law, Skip & Rose Wickham of Greenville and Randy Wickham of Springfield, OH; daughter and son in law, Connie & Jim Rogacki of Beavercreek, OH; grandchildren, Kelly (Bob) Fleck, Scott Tipton, Kristen (Ty) McLean, Olivia (Greg) Stiver, Shannon (Jamie) Smith, Bryan (Kayla) Wickham and Katie Wickham; 8 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; second husband, Larry Miner of Michigan; special friend, Tracy Wickham of Springfield, OH; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents Betty is preceded in death by her first husband, Gene Wickham; and her brothers and sisters.

When Betty was able she attended the Coletown Congregational Christian Church.

There will be a service held on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Eric Knight officiating. Burial will follow in the Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Melissa Lajean Strosnider (May 10, 2017)

Melissa Lajean Strosnider, 90, of New Weston, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Mercer Health in Coldwater.

Melissa was born on June 19, 1926 in Ansonia, to the late Arthur and Ethel (Yokey) Riegle.

In addition to her parents, Melissa is preceded in death by her son, Joe Strosnider, her sisters, Roxine Beasecker, and Betty Miller.

Melissa was an active member of Teegarden Congregational Christian Church and the American Legion Post # 353 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening and taking pictures. She had many photo albums depicting her family and life memories.

Melissa is survived by her husband of 70 years, whom she married June 29,1947, Carlton ”Sam” Strosnider of New Weston; her daughters and son-in-law, Susan DeRegnaucourt of Ansonia, Amy (Rob) Kozak of Ansonia, Dixie Stone of Ansonia; her grandchildren, Jennifer Pryer, John Strosnider, Julie Case, Amber DeRegnaucourt, Sharon Kelly, Samantha Stone, Jennifer Stone, Keith Kozak, Kim Kozak, and Lee Kozak; 13 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild on the way; her sister, Carol Labig of Ansonia; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may visit on Saturday, May 20,2017 from 1PM to 3PM at Teegarden Congregational Christian Church.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 20,2017 at Teegarden Congregational Christian Church with Pastor Eric Knight officiating. Burial will be in Greenville Cemetery at a later date.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Sandra Lee (Smith) Martino (May 12, 2017)

Sandra Lee (Smith) Martino, 80, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

Sandra was born on November 17,1936 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Emerson and Virginia (Grant) Smith.

In addition to her parents, Sandra is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Martino, her brothers, David and Ronald Smith; and a grandchild, Levi Sutton.

Sandra worked at Fram in Greenville for 20 years. She enjoyed collecting beanie babies, fishing, boating, bowling and playing video games with her grandchildren.

Sandra is survived by her children, Teresa (Curt) Mikesell of Ansonia, Virginia “Ginger” Davis of Greenville, Michael Martino of Gettysburg, Jerome (Kristie) Martino of Cleveland, and Catherine Schaefer of Indian Lake; 14 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and one on the way; her sisters, Susan Myers of Troy, and Sharon (Les) Ramsey of Indian Lake; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, May 17,2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville with Father John White officiating. Burial will take place at 12 noon on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Calvary Cemetery in Bellefontaine, OH.

Family and friends may visit on Tuesday, May16, 2017 from 4pm to 7pm at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home, with a prayer service starting at 3:45 pm.

Memorials may be given to at State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or Alzheimer’s Association, 31 W. Whipp Rd, Dayton, OH 45459.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Alice Virginia Brewer (May 12, 2017)

Alice Virginia Brewer age 77, of Versailles passed away at 8:41 PM on Friday, May 12, 2017, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. Alice was born October 21, 1939, in Darke County to the late Jesse & Susan (Morton) Garber.

Alice is survived by her husband of 58 years, Franklin Duane Brewer whom she married June 30, 1958; daughters & son-in-law, Carol Brewer of Versailles and Connie & David Seibert of Willowdell; granddaughters, Amber Seibert and Ashley Seibert; sisters & brother-in-law, Grace Baker of Greenville, Alma Beckner of Painter Creek, Ellen McGriff of Greenville and Lois & John Wolf of Huber Heights; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Alice was also preceded in death by her sisters, Harriet Brumbaugh, Mary Hoskins, Pearl Beckner, Lydia May Sells and Emma Garber; and brother, Norman Garber.

Alice was a retired hospitality aide.

There will be no public services; the family will receive flowers or gifts at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Ohio, Southwest Region 4050 Executive Park Dr. Ste. 402 Cincinnati, OH 45241. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Myrtle M. Holsapple Cox (May 13, 2017)

Myrtle M. Holsapple Cox age 77, of Greenville passed away at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Brookdale of Greenville. Myrtle was born July 16, 1939, in Darke County to the late J. Wesley & Susie (White) Wogoman.

Myrtle is survived by her husband, Larry G. Cox whom she married July 26, 1996; children, Dave & Bea Holsapple of Castine, John & Roxi Holsapple of Castine and Steve Holsapple of New Madison; step-children, Kathy & Tom Sackett of Pataskala, Connie Klosterman of Greenville, Rex & Paddy Cox of Greenville and Renee & George Knick of Greenville; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; sister, Mary Alice Godown of Arcanum; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Myrtle was also preceded in death by her 1st husband, Walter Gene Holsapple; daughter, Teresa Broderick; grandson, Wesley Holsapple; brother, Aaron Wogoman; and sister, Betty Dowler.

Myrtle was a homemaker and formerly worked at Fram Corporation in Greenville. She attended the Greenville Missionary Church. She served on the Castine City Council for 18 years and was the former Village Treasurer of Castine. Myrtle was a longtime member of the Greenville Moose, Eagles and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Myrtle was a former Notary of Public.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in Castine Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Betty L. Ross (May 12, 2017)

Betty L. Ross age 87, of Greenville passed away at 7:35 AM on Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Betty was born February 21, 1930, in Randolph County, Indiana to the late Paul K. & Helen O. (Brown) Anders.

Betty is survived by her children, Mike Ross, Jackie Henn, Robyn & Dean Banter and John & Karen Ross; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; aunt, Leona Flora; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Ross on January 21, 2009 whom she married September 11, 1948; son-in-law, Gary Henn; daughter-in-law, Cathy Ross; and sister & brother-in-law, Jeannine & Ted Fisher.

Betty retired from Uhlman’s Department Store in Greenville. She was a member of the Triumphant Christian Center in Greenville. Betty had a beautiful voice and belonged to the Calvary Messenger Gospel Group. She was a self-taught piano player and entertained her children and grandchildren on Christmas Eve playing Boogie Woogie. Betty was a fantastic cook and amazing Christian Woman making God and her family the most important part of her life.

The family would like to thank the Brethren Retirement Community staff, nurses and nurse’s aides on the 5th floor, State of the Heart Care and her niece, Jody Oberer who spent countless hours with Betty.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home with Pastor Sam Shilot officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

James K. Wilson (May 11, 2017)

James K. Wilson age 86, of Greenville passed away at 3:46 PM on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. James was born in Dayton, Ohio on June 20, 1930, to the late Edwin G. & Janet B. (Buchanan) Wilson. He was a graduate of Fairborn (Bath) High School and the Ohio State University receiving a B.Sc. degree and designated a distinguished military graduate. He earned a M.B.A. degree from Miami University. He married Lois E. Groff on June 14, 1952.

James served as a captain in the U.S. Army. He was a loan interviewer for NCR Credit Union then worked 28 years for Miami Valley Production Credit Association holding positions of Preble County Representative and later Senior Vice President and Treasurer. He was an adjunct faculty member at Clark State College, a USDA contractor, and county supervisor for Farmers Home Administration. He had been a volunteer literacy tutor at Wayne Industries. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years; sons, J. Keith Wilson of Fort Collins, Colorado and Kevin J. Wilson and wife, Cynthia of Olympia, Washington; grandchildren, Erika (Paul) Brice, Krista (Donald) Eschbach, Olivia (Ian) White, Nathan (Maddie) Wilson, Anthony (Meghan) Wilson; and nine great-granddaughters and three great-grandsons.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Terry Cavanaugh and Pastor Steve Wills officiating. Burial will follow in Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be made to First United Methodist Church, Greenville Township Rescue, American Diabetes Association or charity of choice. Condolences for the family be me made through www.zecharbailey.com

Deana A. Joseph (May 10, 2017)

Deana A. Joseph age 61, of Greenville passed away at 10:55 AM on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. Deana was born March 25, 1956, in Darke County to Mary (Crawford) Jett of Greenville and the late Daniel Jett.

Deana is survived by her brothers & sister-in-law, Scott & Judy Jett of California and Thomas Crawford of Kentucky; sisters, Patty Jett of Greenville and Jill Jett of Indianapolis, Indiana; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Deana was a sales clerk at Walmart in Greenville.

A celebration of Deana’s life will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, May 15, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Pamela Geise officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

William “Bill” Funderburg (May 8, 2017)

William “Bill” Funderburg, age 78 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:00 PM Monday May 8, 2017 at Miami Valley Hospital Dayton, Ohio.  He was born August 31, 1938 to the late Edwin and Edythe (Lightle) Funderburg.

Bill graduated from Greenville High School in 1956 and Wittenburg University, where he played and coached basketball.  After college he taught school and then began to build a successful swine operation for the next 50 plus years, with customers and friends all over the United States and abroad. Bill served on the boards of the YMCA, Township Zoning and the Greenville Schools along with many State and National Pork Committees.  He was an avid basketball fan and attended Bible Study Fellowship in Richmond, Indiana.  He was very proud of all of his grandchildren and loved to spend time with them and give encouragement in his own special way.  They will miss him very much.

Bill is survived by his high school sweetheart Carol (Maxwell) Funderburg, whom he married June 5, 1960.  Also children Anne (Mike) McKinney, Kathy (Matt) Littlefield, Susan (Dennis) Light, Karin (Jason) Aslinger all of Greenville and Bill (Shelly) Funderburg of Westerville, Ohio; grandchildren Hannah (Chad) Kingrey, Claire (Wes) Wirrig, Chloe and Libby McKinney, Addie (Derek) Leis, Elliott (Kacey) Littlefield, Mitchell (Sydney) Littlefield, Celia (Ivan) King, Isabelle, Ella, Meredith and Mac Littlefield, Chloe, Ellie and Micah Light, Jack and Emma Funderburg, Audrey, Jacob and Hallie Aslinger; great granddaughter Charlotte Wirrig; brother Tom (Glenna) Funderburg and brothers in law Bill Watson and Jim Troxell.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday May 13, 2017 in the First Presbyterian Church 114 East Fourth Street Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Dr. John Person officiating.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral
 Home Greenville, Ohio and on Saturday from 10:30 AM until time of the services in the church.

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

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

Gary John Gunckel (May 4, 2017)

Gary John Gunckel, age 77 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:43 AM Thursday May 4, 2017 at his residence. Gary was born May 17, 1939 in Bradford, Ohio to the late John Harold Gunckel and Mildred (Sponaugle) Gunckel Roberts.

He retired from Darke Rural Electric Cooperative after 37 years of service as a lineman and line foreman. He also was a charter captain on Lake Erie for 7 years. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, boating camping, traveling and playing cards. Gary and his wife traveled over most of the United States and wintered in Mission, Texas for 14 years. He was a past member of the OHIO NOMADS, Ft. Greenville Campers and the Family Motor Coach Association and a current member of the Greenville Moose Lodge.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his infant brother Donnie.

Gary is survived by his wife Goldie (Sleppy) Gunckel of Greenville. They were married June 6, 1959, and their children: Connie (Jerry) Anthony of Bradford, Ohio, Deborah (Hershel) Fee of Rainsville, Alabama and Gary L. (Melissa) Gunckel of Wagoner, Oklahoma; grandchildren Tiffany (Stanford) Carson, Daniel Fee, Jordan (Emily) Fee, Troy and Leah Gunckel and Ashley and Randy Anthony; great grandchildren Braxton and Jackson Fee and Madison Carson; sister Kay (Tim) Means of Arcanum, Ohio ; brother Larry (Sandy) Gunckel of Greenville, Ohio as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday May 8, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Dale Boeger officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Sunday May 7, 2017 from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the American Heart Association.

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

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Stephen H Blocher (May 7, 2017)

Stephen H Blocher, age 67, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 6:57 PM at his residence. He was born on November 4, 1949 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Russell C. & Virginia G. (Gabbert) Blocher.

Steve is survived by his wife of 44 years, Dianne Kelly Blocher whom he married on September 1, 1972; sons, Matthew Aaron (Lyndie Nilsen) Blocher of Greenville, Nicholas Ryan (Elizabeth Wetzel) Blocher of Cincinnati and Christopher Hugh (Michelle Hart) Blocher of Greenville; and grandchildren, Yosi Nilsen and Addison Hart.

Steve was the owner and operator of Blocher Enterprises Inc. and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville, Ohio. He loved music was a volunteer music teacher at St. Mary’s Catholic School. He also enjoyed writing and reading.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 W. 3rd St., Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. David Kelly celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 5-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

A Rosary Service will be held on Monday immediately following the visitation at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers it is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to St. Mary’s Catholic School. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Ervin William Baker (May 8, 2017)

Ervin William Baker, 90, formerly of Ansonia, passed away early Monday morning, May 8, 2017 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

Ervin was born on January 2, 1927 in Darke County, OH, to the late Lewis and Bertha (Harshman) Baker.

In addition to his parents, Ervin is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Virginia Mae (Baumgardner) Baker; his grandson, Gary Carlin; sons-in-law; and several brothers and sisters.

Ervin enjoyed fishing, camping, playing cards and farming. Ervin served his country honorably in the U.S. Army.

Ervin is survived by his daughters, Barb Teaford, Linda (Joe) Magoto, Terri (Kevin) Schlechty, all of Greenville, and Joyce Carlin of Ridgeville, IN; his grandchildren and great grandchildren; his brother, Roy Baker of Ansonia; his sisters, Dorothy Fowble, Edna Peden, and Stella Shell, all of Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, May 10,2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Mark Gates officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery with military graveside honors provided by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

Family and friends may visit on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 5PM to 7PM at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Franklin E Brayfield (May 3, 2017)

BRAYFIELD, Franklin E. (Gene) age 87 passed away on May 3, 2017 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. He was born in Dayton, Ohio on May 24, 1929 to the late James Brayfield and Anna (Riddle) Brayfield. Frank was employed at Frigidaire (GM) for 30 years and then retired full time to the farming profession he loved. Frank was a “jack of all trades” and over his lifetime he built/remodeled houses, overhauled cars/tractors, raised farm animals, and would try fixing just about anything.

Frank was a wonderful father to his daughters Debby Brayfield of Greenville and Susan (Steve) Brown of Convoy Ohio.

In addition to his children, Frank is survived by the grandchildren he loved; Greg Brown of Greenville, Sandy (Chazz) Roger of Convoy OH, great grandchildren, Alena Brown, Brinley Roger and Camden Roger. He is survived by his other siblings Gladys Beam of Huber Heights, Maxine Merz of Tipp City and John (Betty) Brayfield of Xenia, in addition many nieces and nephews that loved listening to his stories and going to Uncle Gene’s farm.

Along with his wife of over 50 years, Jean Brayfield, he was preceded in death by his father and mother, siblings Paul Brayfield, Dale Brayfield and Mildred Jay.

To celebrate his life, services will be held on Tuesday May 9 at 10:30 am at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, 1499 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH with visitation at the funeral home on Monday May 8 at 6 – 8 pm.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Huber Heights Church of God, Young at Heart Seniors or Children’s Ministries at 6900 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights, OH 45424 or the Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Florence M. Schwartz (May 4, 2017)

Florence M. Schwartz age 90, of Russia, Ohio passed away at 6:24 AM on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the Versailles Health Care Center. Florence was born April 14, 1927, in Miami County to the late John & Loretta (Cordonnier) Redmond.

Florence is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Patrick J. & Barbara Schwartz of Bountiful, Utah; daughters & sons-in-law, Kathy & Dave Miller of Versailles, Susan & Larry Huecker of McCartyville, Donna Schwartz & Kathy Ford of Centennial, Colorado, Diane & Colin Campbell of Littleton, Colorado and Coleen Schwartz of Provo, Utah; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters & brother-in-law, Marie & Jack Eiting of Portland, Oregon, Patricia Schwartz of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Dorothy Redmond of Minster; sisters-in-law, Vera Schwartz of Ft. Loramie, Ruth Neargarder of Frenchtown, Mary Clark of North Carolina and Joan Wright of Piqua; brother-in-law, Kenneth Schwartz of Russia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Florence was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Schwartz on August 25, 2005, whom she married February 5, 1948; sister, Helen Redmond; brothers-in-law, Herbert Schwartz, John Jelly, Carl Neargarder and Thomas Schwartz; and sisters-in-law, Norma Jelly and Marie Schwartz.

Florence was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia, Russia Band Association and Russia Alumni Association. Florence was an avid sports fan, especially the Cincinnati Reds, Dayton Flyers and Russia Raiders.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, May 8, 2017, at St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia with Rev. Fr. Martin Fox celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Remy Cemetery in Russia. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and Monday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Eldon J. Shoenleben (May 3, 2017)

Eldon J. Shoenleben, 82, of Peebles, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Eldon was born on January 8, 1935 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late John and Mabel (Ruebush) Shoenleben.

In addition to his parents, Eldon was preceded in death by his Brother and Sister in Law, Roy and Thelma Shoenleben, Daughter in Law Shannon, Son in law David Ward, and 8 children. Cindy, Jason, Nathaniel, Pamala, Johnathan, Kris Robin, and Kimmberly.

Eldon was a member of the Army reserves, and the NRA He enjoyed working in his shop and garden.

Eldon is survived by his wife, Shirley (Kerns) Shoenleben, whom he married June 24, 1962; his Daughters, Teresa Ward, Barbara Knauff , Sandy Sarah, Becky, Lacey and Ashlee; his Sons Robbie (Deeanne), Chris (Lisa), and Marcos Shoenleben, 6 Grand Children and 1 Great grandchild; Sister Evelyn (Ron) Bashore; Brothers Gene ( Marylin) and Alden ( Judy); and several nieces and nephews.

A grave side service will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com

Monte E. Oler (May 2, 2017)

Monte E. Oler, 67, of New Madison, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at his residence. Monte was born on September 17, 1949 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Lowell Oler and Nola (Stump) Oler of New Madison.

Monte, his brother Jerry, along with their father, owned and operated Oler Construction. He was a member of the New Madison United Methodist Church, a past member of the New Madison Fourth of July Committee and was involved in the New Madison Jaycees.

Monte is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Linda Oler of New Madison; his nephew, Chad and Rhonda Oler of New Madison; his niece, Natalie and Chris Long of Delaware, OH; great nephews, Will, Nick, and Joe Long; great niece, Catherine Long.

A private Celebration of Life graveside service will be held at a later date at Greenmound Cemetery.

Family request memorial contributions be given to New Madison United Methodist Church.

Services entrusted to Oliver Floyd and Braund Pope Funeral Homes.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.braundpope.com.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Edwin J. Lentz (May 3, 2017)

Edwin J. Lentz, age 92, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 4:23 AM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on January 7, 1925 in Montgomery County, Ohio, to the late Everett & Margaret (Cassell) Lentz.

Ed is survived by his wife, Dorthy (Baker) Flatter Lentz of Greenville, Ohio, whom he married on June 16, 1973; children, Steven (Chris) Lentz of Dayton, OH, Michael Lentz of Vandalia, OH, JoDell (Richard) Maclean of Columbus, OH, Robert (Debra) Flatter of Arcanum, OH, Michael (Brenda) Flatter of Arcanum, OH, and Rebecca (Doug) Downing of New Madison, OH; grandchildren, Zachary Lentz, Jennifer (Bob Bolesic) Flatter, Shawn (Shena) Flatter, Alisha (Matt) Reiss, Kyle Flatter, Nick Moerman and Erika Loper; 4 great grandchildren; brother, Paul (Linda) Lentz of Centerville, OH; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Lentz.

Ed worked as a Sales Manager for Vaniman Ford in Trotwood, Ohio, retiring in September of 1984. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville. Ed served our country as a member of the United States Marine Corp serving in World War II.

There will be a service held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Gerry Vuchetich officiating. Burial will follow in Royal Oak Cemetery, Brookville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 5-8 PM as well as Saturday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will conduct a service on Saturday at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Care or Miami Valley Alzheimer’s Association. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Gary Allen Kingrey (May 1, 2017)

Gary Allen Kingrey, a husband; a father; a brother; a grandfather; a great grandfather; a father-in-law; a friend & neighbor departed from his farm home.To be with his Lord on May 1, 2017 he proceeded to his heavenly home. Surrounded by his family while sharing songs and praise went so peaceful, at the age of 77 years old.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ben & Rosella Kingrey, brother Steve and nephew David.

Gary was a 1958 Arcanum graduate and spent many years at McCall Corp. as an oiler and General Motors (Harrison) as a plumber. He also was a retired farmer.

Gary was married to the love of his life for 57 years “THE BRIDE” Maxine Kuhnle Kingrey. They resided on Painter Creek-Arcanum Road and raised their two daughters Kimberly and son-in-law Scott Morrison, Renee and son-in-law Brad Wilcox.

The daughters blessed them with children that he adored as his grandchildren and great grandchildren: Tyler Morrison and wife Kayla, Lindsey Terrace, Kaylee Wilcox, Alexis Wilcox; Great grandchildren: Aiden Terrace, Tarrin Morrison;

Gary is survived by his brother Rev. John Kingrey and wife Heather along with many nieces and nephews.

Boating was a special part of our family bonding & memories along with family trips. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow & participate in sporting events. He was faithful to his church & church family at Pleasant View Missionary Church.

Visitation will be held on Thursday May 4, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and 1 hour prior to services on Friday at Pleasant View Missionary Church 5231 Gettysburg Pitsburg Road, Greenville, Ohio. A Celebration of life will be held on Friday May 5, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the church with his brother Rev. John Kingrey officiating. Final resting place will be at the Newcomers Cemetery down from the family farm. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

Donations may be given in “Memory” of Gary to the Pleasant View Missionary Church or the “State of the Heart” that gave comfort for five days.

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

Eileen M. (Stephens) Rhoades (April 17, 2017)

Eileen M. (Stephens) Rhoades age 91, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 10:09 AM on Monday, April 17, 2017, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Eileen was born September 12, 1925 in Darke County to the late Robert & Lucy (Hupe) Stephens.

Eileen is survived by her husband, Lowell D. Rhoades Sr.; children, Lowell D. & Melody Rhoades Jr. of Versailles, Rhonda & Pat Williams of Ansonia, Gary & Julia Rhoades of Arcanum and Judy & Harold Schafer of Greenville; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the staff at the Brethren Retirement Community and State of the Heart Care for their kind considerate care, and attention given to Eileen.

A private graveside service was held at Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund, State of the Heart Care or charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Carl Null Jr. (April 30, 2017)

Carl Null Jr., 86, of Greenville, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Versailles Health Care Center.

Carl was born on June 27, 1930 in Greenville, to the late Carl and Madge (Silverthorne) Null.

In addition to his parents, Carl is preceded in death by his brothers, John Null, Raymond Null and Bob Null.

Carl graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1948 and then served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1955. After the Air Force, Carl worked for 7-Up Bottling Company for 35 years. He enjoyed rabbit, pheasant and mushroom hunting. He loved traveling, having been to 49 out of the 50 states. He also traveled to England, while in the Air Force, where he met his wife, Kay. He also traveled to Scotland, and Mexico. In his younger years, he liked to go camping especially with his family.

Carl is survived by his wife of 63 years, Kay (Salmon) Null, whom he married, October 24,1953; Sons and daughters-in-law, Mike Null of Greenville, Kevin and Anne Null of South Charleston, OH and Jeff and Lisa Null of Greenville; his grandson, Adam Null of Greenville; several nieces and nephews.

A graveside Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Oak Grove Cemetery with Pastor Todd Reisch officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, in Fort Jefferson.

There will be no public visitation held.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to at the Boys and Girls Club, 613 S. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Eleanora Lavina (Wenger) Lewis (April 29, 2017)

Eleanora Lavina (Wenger) Lewis, 95 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday April 29, 2017 at 4:24 PM at her residence. She was born January 19, 1922 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late Omher & Virgie Wenger. She retired from Corning Glass and was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: John “Dub” Lewis whom she married December 14, 1946; & her brother: Robert Wenger.

She is survived by her daughter: Linda Allread; grandchildren: Mindy Sucharda, Shawn Allread, & Angie Fahl; 8 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday May 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Greenville Cemetery New Section. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio

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

Marilyn Kay Hubler (April 22, 2017)

Marilyn Kay Hubler, age 78, of Arcanum, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 12:58 PM in Portland, Indiana. She was born on July 10, 1938 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Perry & Thelma (Hogg) Shuff.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Cathy & Tony Subler of Indiana, Pamela Guy of North Carolina, Terry & Tracy Cox of Greenville and Penny & Dale Shimomura of Hawaii; daughter-in-law, Linda Miller; 14 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brother, Tom & Barb Shuff of Piqua; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husbands, Franklin Cox, Marion Miller and Donald Hubler; sons, Ricky Cox and Patrick Miller.

Marilyn worked for Sheller Globe for 22 years and Corning Glass before retiring in 1997.

There will be a private graveside service held at the convenience of the family at Ithaca Cemetery, Ithaca, Ohio. 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 All American Dachshund Rescue, ℅ Melissa Chenault, 2150 Highway 64, Lewisburg, TN 37091.

Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Leatrice Henrietta (Striegel) Klosterman (April 25, 2017)

Leatrice Henrietta (Striegel) Klosterman, 92 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Tuesday April 25, 2017 at 10:55 AM at Village Green Healthcare Center, Greenville, Ohio. She was born July 15, 1924 in Jasper, Indiana the daughter of the late John Joseph & Louise Matilda (Voges) Striegel.

She was a realtor working 12 years at Champaign Realty in Urbana and many years at Treaty Realty in Greenville.

Leatrice was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church; Rosary Altar Society; Served on the Darke County Board of Elections.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Lester H. Klosterman on August 5, 2012 whom she married February 12, 1944; brothers: James H. & John L. “Jack” Striegel.

She is survived by her children & spouses: Sharon L. & Phillip Nyhuis of Buffalo, New York, Carol J. & Frank Tantum of Homer Glen, Illinois, Elizabeth A. & Donald Saintignon of Greenville, Janice M. & Scott Mills of Greenville, & Robert J. Klosterman of Celina, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL will be held on Friday 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 West 3rd Street Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Fr. John White Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday April 27, 2017 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association or State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Charles Allan Cook (April 13th, 2017)

Charles Allan Cook, 70, of South Charleston, Ohio passed away Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at Dayton VA Medical Center. Cook was born to the late Charles Glendon and Doris Jean (Elkins) Cook in Springfield, Ohio on February 27th, 1947, the oldest of 6 children. He graduated from Southeastern High School in South Charleston, Ohio in 1965.

Cook was a Vietnam veteran serving in the U.S. Navy from 1966-1970. He received three combat metals, three unit services metals, and five service organization pins. He had many veteran friends and was a member of several veterans’ organizations, including the VFW, American Legion, Marine Corps League, AMVETS, and Vietnam Veterans of America.

After his military service as a Navy Hospital Corpsman, he built a career as a respiratory therapist. Later in his career he worked as a traveling respiratory therapist, a job that took him to several states. He spoke often of the places he most loved, including Savannah, GA, Greenville, SC, and Beaumont, TX. Toward the end of his career he moved back to Ohio to help care for his Grandmother, then subsequently his mother. After retirement, he moved to South Charleston where he resided until his death.

Cook is remembered as a proud veteran and as an attentive brother, son, and grandson. His joyful laugh, keen sense of humor, and his pride in military and country will never be forgotten by those that knew him. He had a strong desire to help people, which he did often, and he cared for several homeless pets that he adopted throughout his lifetime.

He is survived by four sisters, Roberta (Cook) Gereg, Vanessa Cook, Melanie Cook, and Cynthia Cook, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents and his younger brother, (Glendon) Keith Cook.

A memorial service, with full military honors, will be held 1:30 PM, Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Dayton National Cemetery. Entombment will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org/donations.

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

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Amber Lacey Kiser (April 24, 2017)

Amber Lacey Kiser age 30, of Greenville passed away at 11:37 AM on Monday, April 24, 2017, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville. Amber was born December 14, 1986, in Union City, Indiana.

Amber is survived by her mother & step father, Vickie (Mills) & Kenny Yoder of Ansonia; son, Trey Walker Kiser; sister & brother-in-law, Tonya & Dan Cline of Greenville; brother, Brian Roth of Union City, Indiana; paternal grandmother, Patricia Roth of Union City, Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Amber was preceded in death by her father, Anthony Roth.

Amber was a STNA at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville. She was a member of Bible Fellowship Church in Greenville.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Chris Cobb officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM 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

Monday, April 24, 2017

A. Gene McGuire (April 20, 2017)

A. Gene McGuire, age 71 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 8:00 AM Thursday April 20, 2017 at his residence. Gene was born May 10, 1945 in Greenville, Ohio and the son of the late Ermel McGuire and Lucille (Hayes) “McGuire” Hickey.

He was retired from Hittle GMC of Greenville as a Service Writer and later had worked at Dean’s Automotive and part time seasonal work at the Darke County Fairgrounds.

Gene was a member of the Greenville Moose Lodge, a true outdoors man loving to hunt, fish camp and any and all sports.

Gene is survived by his wife Carolyn (Boolman) McGuire of Greenville. They were married June 2, 1989. Also his sons Barry McGuire, Tim McGuire and Scott McGuire all of Greenville; step children Kim (Clint) Falls of Texas, Lisa Schlechty of Greenville and Charles (Penny) Schlechty of Texas; 10 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; brothers Craig (Cindy) McGuire, Dale (Linda) McGuire and Larry McGuire all of Greenville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 PM Tuesday April 25, 2017 at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Teegarden Cemetery near Ansonia, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2:00 PM until time of the services in the funeral home.

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

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

Betty L. Marshall (April 20, 2017)

Betty L. Marshall, age 86, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 12:37 AM at Oakley House in Greenville, Ohio. She was born on July 20, 1930 in Jay County, Indiana, to the late Louis & Veronica (Alig) Laux.

She is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Stephen & Nora Marshall of Greenville and James & Billie Marshall of Greenville; grandchildren; Amy (Efrain) Lopez, Melissa (Donnie) Comer, Jerrod Marshall, Brad (Sheila) Bell, April Mesa and Brandy Bowling; great grandchildren, Veronica, Jacob, Marisol, Efrain and Emily Lopez, Alyssa (Shayne) Scantland, Zachary Comer, Tiffany Hoskins, Kaylee Eineichner, Cole and Ryker Marshall, Brittany Miller, Jessica Kerg and Kevin Kerg Jr.; 4 great great grandchildren; brothers, Donald Laux of Colorado and Harold Laux of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Junior R. Marshall; daughter, Veronica Marshall; brothers, Martin, Cletus, Hilbert, Luvern, Ralph, and William Laux; sisters, Leona Cameron and Margaret Klosterman.

Betty, along with her husband Junior, was the owner/operator of Marshall Aluminum. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Greenville and enjoyed quilting.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 12:30 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 W. 3rd St., Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. Frank Brawner celebrant and Eric Laux co-officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday before mass from 10:00 AM to Noon at 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. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Ermil Evonne Dunwoody (April 19, 2017)

Ermil Evonne Dunwoody, 93, of Yorkshire, passed away on April 19, 2017 at her residence.

She was born on June 28, 1923 in Mercer County, OH, to the late Charles and Hattie (Stetler) Shope.

In addition to her parents, Ermil is preceded in death by her son, Paul Ray Dunwoody, her sisters, Bernice Shope and Irene Donovan and her brother, Carl Stetler.

Ermil was a member of the North Star Congregational Christian Church. She enjoyed giving flowers to people, visiting with neighbors, vegetable gardening, crocheting and reading emails and letters from people. She loved to bake bread, pies and especially making noodles and pot pie.

Ermil is survived by her husband, Rev. Charles Dunwoody of Yorkshire, her daughters, Sally and Richard Peterson of Yorkshire, Jane and David Good of Yorkshire, and Sue Dunwoody (Craig Dieringer) of Hilo, HI; grandchildren, Julia, Amy, Cami, Jenny, Becky, Aaron and Micheal; great grandchildren, Katie, Felicia, Toby, Paige and Ben.

Family and friends may call on Saturday, April 29,2017 from 3pm-5pm at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home.

Burial will be held at a later date in Holsapple Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to St. Peter’s Neurological Center, 78 W. Main Street, Burkettsville, OH 45310.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Carl G. Willeford (April 18, 2017)

Carl G. Willeford age 74, of Union City, Ohio passed away at 3:01 PM on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at his residence. Carl was born May 3, 1942, in Camden, Ohio to the late Walter & Mary (Sunderman) Willeford.

Carl is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara (Journay) Willeford whom he married April 15, 1972; children, Anita & Duane Smith of Eaton, Carla & Jeff Eck of Farmersville and Jason & Joy Willeford of Saratoga, Indiana; grandchildren, Cole Johnson of Eaton, Kyle Johnson of Eaton, Brayden Smith of Eaton, Chloe Eck of Farmersville, Olivia Eck of Farmersville, Abby Willeford of Saratoga, Indiana, Andy Willeford of Saratoga, Indiana, Austin Willeford of Saratoga, Indiana, Brian & Tesha Smith of Eaton, Devin & Taylor Smith of Eaton and Trey Smith of Eaton; great-granddaughter, Victoria Smith; brothers & sisters-in-law, Fred & Linda Willeford of Camden and Jim & Patty Willeford of Camden; sister, Berty Elliott of Camden; mother-in-law, Waneta Journay of New Weston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Carl was also preceded in death by his brothers, Adolph, Ben, William, George, Edward, Joseph, Robert and Paul Willeford; sisters, Minnie Gingerich, Rose Costello and Mary Anna Surguy; brothers-in-law, Loren Elliott, Charles Surguy and Lloyd Gingerich; sister-in-law, Eileen Willeford; and father-in-law, Richard Journay.

Carl served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a retired farmer and factory worker. Carl was a member of the National Rifle Association.

A celebration of Carl’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Garden in Darke County with full Military Honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Darke County. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Russell M. Huffman (April 17, 2017)

Russell M. Huffman age 82, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:45 PM on Monday, April 17, 2017, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Russell was born June 8, 1934, in Richmond, Indiana to the late James L. & Ellen Mae (Moffett) Huffman.

Russell is survived by his daughters, Diana Gallegos of Greenville and Sue Ellen Clark of Lebanon; grandchildren, Robert & Jennifer Weyant III, Nolan & Jenna Bousman and Zachary Clark; and a great-granddaughter, Ayla Weyant.

Russell was also preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Rita J. (Smith) Huffman on March 9, 2017 whom he married October 30, 1954; and 10 brothers and sisters.

Russell was a mechanic; he owned and operated Huffman Alignment in Greenville until his retirement. He was a member of the Lowell Thomas Lodge #83 FOPA for 28 years where he served as President for 14 years.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Chip Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Ft. Jefferson. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 to 7:30 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lowell Thomas Lodge #83 FOPA, C/O Cindy Lovejoy 620 Martin St. Greenville, OH 45331. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Margaret N. (Margie) Williams Memorial Service - April 29, 2017

A Memorial Service for Margaret N. (Margie) Williams will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. Fourth Street, Greenville, Ohio, on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. John Person officiating. An Interment of Ashes will follow at Greenville Cemetery and then a Celebration Luncheon will take place at the church. In lieu of flowers, it is asked that a donation be made to the First Presbyterian Church. Online condolences for the family may be expressed at www.zecharbailey.com.

Gary F. Hemmelgarn (April 16, 2017)

Gary F. Hemmelgarn age 63, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 1:13 AM on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering. Gary was born September 21, 1953, in Piqua, Ohio to the late Raymond Henry & Evelyn Kathryn (Jones) Hemmelgarn.

Gary is survived by his son & daughter-in-law, Nathan & Amanda Hemmelgarn of Bradford; granddaughters, Macenzy & Caitlyn Hemmelgarn; sisters & brothers-in-law, Kay & Ronald Groff of North Star, Joyce & Richard Knapke of Rossburg and Linda & Bill Gudermuth of Hawk Point, Missouri; brother, Raymond H. Hemmelgarn Jr. of Winter Haven, Florida; sisters-in-law, Diane Hemmelgarn of North Star, Wanda Hemmelgarn of Wright City, Missouri and Diana Hemmelgarn of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Gary was also preceded in death by his brothers, Edward V. and Charles L. Hemmelgarn.

Gary retired from SAJACKS Transport in Maria Stein where he was a truck driver.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. There will be no funeral service. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice in Gary’s memory. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Tracy L. Baerwald (April 15, 2017)

Tracy L. Baerwald, age 50 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:44 AM Saturday April 15, 2017 at her residence. Tracy was born January 16, 1967 in Greenville, Ohio and the daughter of Jack and Mary Pat (Young) Royer of Greenville.

She had been employed for 12 years at GTI and enjoyed participating in bowling leagues at Treaty Lanes and spending time at the “Lazy R” campgrounds.

She was preceded in death by 2 uncles Dennis and Steve Young.

Tracy’s survivors in addition to her parents are her husband David C. Baerwald of Greenville. They were married July 7, 2001. Also daughters Tara Hart and Amber (Adam) Duncan all of Greenville; step children Justin Baerwald, Jesse Baerwald and Olivia Baerwald all of Greenville; grandchildren Paige, Levi, Audrey and Aiden; brothers Jack (Virginia) Royer and Tony (Sarah) Royer all of Greenville as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday April 21, 2017 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 Thursday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the funeral home.

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.

Roger A. Ewing (April 16, 2017)

Roger A. Ewing, 69 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away on Sunday April 16, 2017 at 1:59 AM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born August 5, 1947 in Greenville, Ohio the son of the late Eugene & Dorothy (Oswalt) Ewing. He worked as an electrician at Buds Electric and was a member of EUM Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter: Bella; Sister: Sandra Hemmelgarn; brothers: Jack & Myron Ewing; niece: Bridget Kenworthy.

He is survived by his children: Roger Ewing, Myron Moore, & Alishia Nieto; grandchildren: Josh Ewing, Marie Ewing, Zoie Nieto, Ava Moore, & Cameron Moore; brothers: Terry Ewing, & Melvin Ewing; sisters: Nancy Forry, & Beverly Bowman; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Friday April 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with burial following in Mote Cemetery. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home.

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

Donald “Donnie” Marker (April 14, 2017)

Donald “Donnie” Marker, 53, of Greenville, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017 from a massive heart attack. He was born on January 13, 1964 in Greenville to the late Harley and Clara (Vannoy) Marker.

In addition to his parents, Donnie was preceded in death by several brothers.

Donnie built homes for Habitat for Humanity of Dayton. He enjoyed hunting, drag racing, and helping people when he could. He restored old, antique cars and resold them. Most of all, Donnie loved spending time with his kids and grandkids.

Donnie is survived by his wife of 28 years, Tracy (Caupp) Marker of Greenville, whom he married on October 1, 1988 at the his parent's homestead; step son, Jamie Caupp of Greenville; his daughters, Brittany and Matt Zunke of Piqua and Sierra Marker of Kenton, Ohio; grandchildren, Allisa Forsythe, Izzy Forsythe, Gavin Zunke and Channing Duke-Zunke; one brother; three sisters; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jeanne and Doug Lyme of Greenville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Chris and Jill Caupp of Greenville and Terry and Patty Caupp of Gettysburg; close friends, Ben and Pam Kimmel of Greenville; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends may visit on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 11AM - 12 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, Donnie’s family request memorial contributions be made to Oliver Floyd Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Sara “Sara Bear” Fletcher (April 13, 2017)

Sara “Sara Bear” Fletcher, age 29, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:49 PM at her residence. She was born on March 9, 1988 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Elaine (Melling) Davis of Palestine, Ohio, and David Fletcher of Greenville, Ohio.

In addition to her parents she is survived by her children, Devon, Christina, Isaiah and Damion; brothers, David Fletcher II of Greenville, Michael Fletcher of Bradford and Brandon of Tennessee; maternal grandmother, Sue Sweeney of Bradford; maternal grandfather, Keith Melling, Athens, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Sara loved arts and crafts, hiking, camping and simple loved nature.

Sara was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Herman & Jane Fletcher.

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

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the funeral home to help offset funeral expenses. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Rebecca “Becky” Dyer (April 13, 2017)

Rebecca “Becky” Dyer, age 56, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:25 PM at State of the Heart Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on September 16, 1960 in Greenville, Ohio, to Lois (Dufur) Grice and the late William Grice.

In addition to her mother she is survived by her daughter, Crissy (Grice) Ross of Greenville; grandchildren, Daiden Ross, Deakon Grice, Logan Thomas and Addison Schlater; siblings, William “Bill” & Sharon Grice of Greenville, Ed & Susan Grice of Bradford and Diana C. Louk of Greenville; nieces and nephews, Randy Louk, Tracy Miniard, Tricia Mora, Tammy Minard, James Louk, Erin Licona, Duane Grice and Kyle Grice; as well as numerous great nieces and nephews.

Becky was a free spirit kind of person. She was loved by many and was known as Momma B and was the Grateful Dead’s number one fan. She worked at Service Beauty Supply in Greenville.

Becky is preceded in death by her father; daughter, Billie Jo Kress; brother, Ray W. Grice; and friends, Jill Brown-Robinson and Polly Kingrey.

There will be a celebration of life service on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 5-7 PM at the funeral home.

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

Betty Lou Brown (April 11, 2017)

Betty Lou Brown age 85, of Greenville passed away at 2:15 PM on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Heartland of Greenville. Betty was born April 22, 1931, in Lynn, Indiana to the late Charles & Dora Belle (Beanblossom) Flatter Sr.

Betty is survived by a daughter, Tammy Grace Brown of Greenville; nephew, Donald & Gloria Whittaker of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty was also preceded in death by her husband, Maynard Leroy Brown; son, Thomas Leroy Brown; and 15 brothers and sisters.

Betty was a homemaker. She attended Trinity Wesleyan Church in Greenville.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Greenville Cemetery (Old Section) with Rev. Elwood Stuart officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Eva N. Shuttleworth (April 6, 2017)

Eva N. Shuttleworth, age 88 of Greenville, Ohio went to be with the Lord 3:05 AM Thursday April 6, 2017 at the Hospice Healthcare Center Greenville, Ohio. Eva was born March 29, 1929 to Vernon and Bertha L. (Rutrough) Garber.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband Harold E. Myers February 10, 1989; son Charles E. Myers; brothers Virgil Garber as a stillborn infant, Paul Garber, Ezra Garber and sister Opal Bayer.

She was a member of the Fort Jefferson United Methodist Church for 50 some years. She loved working in her church doing many different things. She was a housewife and worked for the former GC Murphy Company 23 years and the former Uhlman Department Store for 10 years.

She leaves in passing her husband Marvin L. Shuttleworth of Greenville. Two Children Galen (Sandy) Myers and Pam (Jerry) Sowers; four grandchildren Nanette (Matt) Bell, Angela (Heath) Finfrock, Brian Sowers and Jonathan Myers; nine great grandchildren Micheala Bell, Kelsea Bell, Alexis Sowers, Ashley Sowers, Katrina Sowers, Chaia Sowers, Jarin Sowers, twins Haley and Brieanna Finfrock. Two step sons Greg (Donna) Shuttleworth and Mark (Jennifer) Shuttleworth; two step grandchildren twins Daniel and Addison Shuttleworth; good friend Maureen McCabe, God Son Martin Marty McCabe and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday April 10, 2017 at the Fort Jefferson United Methodist Church 3856 Church Street Fort Jefferson, Ohio with Pastors David Brisker and John McRoberts co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery Fort Jefferson. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Monday from 10:00 AM until time of services in the church.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Fort Jefferson United Methodist Church or State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County.

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Margaret Yvonne Ridenour (April 7, 2017)

Margaret Yvonne Ridenour of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Friday morning, April 7, 2017, at the Versailles Health Care Center. Yvonne was born March 31, 1932, to the late Orville and Edna Crowell. She was married to the late Philip D. Ridenour on February 10, 1951. She is survived by their daughter Gretchen Ridenour Sahlin and son-in-law Monte Sahlin of Kettering, Ohio; granddaughter Najwa Jones and grandson-in-law Todd Jones of Washington Township, Ohio; two step-granddaughters and son-in-laws, Melissa and Gianluca Bruno of Landen, Ohio, and Stephanie and Santosh Jackson of Takoma Park, Maryland; three step-great grandsons and a step-great granddaughter. She is also survived by her cousins Doug and Pat Crowell, Ron and Arianne Henry, their daughters Madison and Gracie, Mary Jane and Nick Engler and family, Dane and Karen Crowell and family, and Joyce Crooks and family.

Yvonne worked at American Budget and owned Yvonne's Fashion Shop in Versailles. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and other organizations in the community. All her friends over the years gave her much enjoyment.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, Rev. Robert Akins officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles.

The family would like to thank the Hospice of Ohio and its crisis nursing team, as well as the nursing staff of the Versailles Health Care Center for their care of Yvonne. We would also like to thank a number of family friends who regularly visited Yvonne in the last year or so. In lieu of flowers, we would ask that a donation be made to the Hospice of Ohio.

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

Dorothy Esther Shives (April 8, 2017)

Dorothy Esther Shives, 98, of Greenville, passed away early Saturday morning, April 8, 2017, at Rest Haven.

She was born November 8, 1918, in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, to the late Emanuel and Edna (Iddings) Wion.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, James N. Shives, Sr., whom she married June 21, 1941; her son, James N. Shives, Jr.; and four brothers, Robert, William, Raymond, and Richard Wion.

Dorothy was active most of her life and loved to travel. Dorothy enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and listening to music. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and was Worthy Matron of Gettysburg chapter. Dorothy made her family a priority and always made time for and was active in all the family functions.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Jonette Dee “Joni” Shives of Greenville and Jon Michael “Mike” Shives of Gettysburg; her sister, Mildred Bourne of Vandalia and her brother, Delbert Wion of West Milton; and her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Burial in Gettysburg Cemetery will be later this spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, 550 Summit Avenue #101, Troy, Ohio 45373

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Thomas “Tom” Dean Blumenstock (March 16, 2017)

Thomas “Tom” Dean Blumenstock, age 77, formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at his residence, in Kempner, Texas.

Tom was born on November 30, 1939 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Harold and Helen (Clay) Blumenstock.

Tom loved his family and friends. Tom’s special interests included riding horses, fishing, and gardening.

In addition to his parents Tom was preceded in death by his daughter, Robin Blumenstock, son, Todd Blumenstock, and sister, Jane Long.

Tom is survived by his wife Karen (Baughman) Blumenstock, formerly of Greenville, Ohio and currently of Kempner, Texas, whom he married on November 15, 2008; son and daughter in law, Chris & Kathy Blumenstock of Ludlow Falls, Ohio; daughter and son in law, Dana & Steve Puterbaugh of Hollansburg, Ohio; step daughter, Jennifer Harless of Piqua, Ohio; grandchildren, Jason (Sue) Blumenstock, Erica Blumenstock, Christopher (Brittaney) Blumenstock, Alicia (Chris) Walter, Mat Blumenstock, Geo Thornton, Meaghan Thornton, and Logan Puterbaugh; step grandchildren, Brandon and Kevin Darnell, great grandchildren, Jaron, Sierra, Sydney, Skylar, and Tristin; brother and sister in law, Richard and Linda Blumenstock of Bradenton, Florida; brother, Steve Blumenstock, of Greenville, Ohio; and sister, Mary Ann Schellhaas of Arcanum, Ohio; brother in law & sister in law, Richard & Georgia Rowland of Kempner, Texas, sister in law, Patricia Baughman of Ansonia, Ohio, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Eric Fee officiating.

Family and friends my visit Saturday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

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

Eva N. Shuttleworth (April 6, 2017)

Eva N. Shuttleworth, age 88 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 3:05 AM Thursday April 6, 2017 at the Hospice Healthcare Center Greenville, Ohio. She was born March 29, 1929 in Van Buren Township Darke County Ohio and the daughter of the late Vernon & Bertha (Routnough) Garber.

Eva retired in 1996 from the former Ulhman Clothing Store and prior to her employment there had worked at G. C. Murphy Store, both of Greenville.

She was a very active member of the Fort Jefferson United Methodist Church serving as a Communion Stewart, Altar Guild, Church Council, Sunday School Superintendent and Secretary, the church Dart Ball Team and President of the United Methodist Women. She was also an avid Cincinnati Reds fan.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband Harold E. Myers, son Charles E. Myers, brothers Virgil T. Garber as a stillborn infant, Paul Garber and Ezra Garber and sister Opal Bayer.

Eva is survived by her husband Marvin L. Shuttleworth of Greenville. They were married August 1, 1992. Also children Galen L. (Sandy) Myers, Pamela S. (Jerry) Sowers, all of Piqua, Gregory A. (Donna) Shuttleworth of Villa Hills, KY and Mark L. (Jennifer) Shuttleworth of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandchildren Nanette Bell, Angela Finfrock, Brian Sowers and Jonathan Myers; great grandchildren Alexis Sowers, Katrina Sowers, Ashley Sowers, Micheala Bell, Kelsea Bell, Chaia Sowers, Jarin Sowers, Daniel Shuttleworth and Addison Shuttleworth; sister Ida Mae Klosterman of Greenville; sisters in law Mildred Garber of Greenville and Bonnie (Joe) Hufnagle of Okeechobee, Florida as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday April 10, 2017 at the Fort Jefferson United Methodist Church 3856 Church Street Fort Jefferson, Ohio with Pastors David Brisker and John McRoberts co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery Fort Jefferson. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Monday from 10:00 AM until time of services in the church.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Fort Jefferson United Methodist Church or State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County.

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

Ruth E. "Ellie" Bowman (April 6, 2017)

Ruth E. "Ellie" Bowman, 94, of Greenville and formerly of Rossburg, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Village Green. She was born March 4, 1923 in Rossburg, to the late Frank and Maude (Cundiff) Campbell.

In addition to her parents, Ellie is preceded in death by her husband, Millard H. Bowman, whom she married March 2, 1945; her infant son, Millard H. Bowman, Jr.; her foster son, Paul David Young; her five, brothers, Sam, Jake, Richard, Gene and Neal Campbell; her six sisters, Edna Lenker, Daisy Subler, Aileen Mason, Betty Brown, Pauline Zechar and Gertie Leis.

Ellie is survived by her daughter, Carol (Stan) Cox of Rossburg; granddaughter, Kristy Brewer; foster grandchildren, Denise Young-Schepis and Darin Young; step grandchildren, Lori (Scott) Billenstein and Traci (Charlie) Hinshaw; sister-in-law, Karen (Duane) Mote; and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, April 11,2017 at 10:30 AM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Steven Shoop officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Monday, April 10,2017 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial Contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Paul C. Woodard (April 6, 2017)

Paul C. Woodard, age 89 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 4:20 AM Thursday April 6, 2017 at his residence in Greenville. Paul was born October 20, 1927 in Boone, NC and the son of the late Lorenzo D. and Ellafair (Calloway) Woodard.

Paul retired in 1991 from RTA of Dayton, where he had driven a bus. He was a Veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Navy.

He attended the Abbottsville Methodist Church, a member of the American Legion, Greenville Eagles Lodge and loved to play solitaire and jigsaw puzzles.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Patricia (Wheeler) Woodard in 1992; brother Roy Woodard and sister Louise Buchanan.

Paul is survived by his wife Delores (Fourman) “Stoner” Woodard of Greenville. They were married April 16, 1994. Also children Corinne (Craig) Murray of Beavercreek and Kimberly Woodard of Fairborn; step children Tony (Mitzi) Stoner of Beavercreek and Delene (Scott) Weidner of Hamilton; grandchildren Christopher Peckolt, Cynthia Peckolt, Courtney (Casey Simmons) Smith and Cara Smith; step grandchildren Sara (Dustin) Lacy, Kyle Stoner, Samantha Stoner and Joshua Weidner; great grandchildren Kaylynn Vanover, Britney Vanover and Chasity Vanover as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held at 7:00 PM Tuesday April 11, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Myra Ary officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 PM until time of the services in the funeral home. Burial will be held in the Mount Zion Cemetery Beavercreek, Ohio at the convenience of the family.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Abbottsville Methodist Church Arcanum, Ohio.

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

Barbara Jane (Goodall) Agne (April 6, 2017)

Barbara Jane (Goodall) Agne, age 85, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 4:50 AM at the Versailles Health Care Center. She was born on July 13, 1931 in Versailles, Ohio, to the late R. Norman & Helen A. (Fischer) Goodall.

She is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Bruce & Chris Agne of Greenville and Jeff & Monica Agne of Troy, Ohio; grandchildren, Shawn (Mindy) Agne, Jessica (Ken) Koch, Timothy (Misty) Agne, Michelle (Ben) Dickstein, Craig (Julia) Agne, Lisa (Chris) King, Kyle Agne and Jenelle Agne; great grandchildren, Natalie Agne, Carter Koch, Sam Agne, Cooper Koch, Clara Dickstein, William King and Charlotte Agne; brothers in law and sisters in law, Paul Agne of Versailles, Max (Elaine) Agne of Shelbyville, Kentucky, Marilyn (Larry) Warner of Eaton, Ohio; cousin, Susan Middleton of Durban, South Africa; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by, husband, Jon Edward Agne; son, Brad Agne; grandson, Christopher Agne; and brother, Jack Goodall.

Barbara was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Versailles where she sang in the church choir and past director and served on the church council, past officer of Versailles Athletic Boosters and was the past President of the Parent Teacher Organization. She taught at Anna Schools in the early 60’s, then at Versailles Schools before retiring in the early 90’s and was a graduate of Wittenberg University

There will be a service held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Pastor Bob Atkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday one hour prior to the services at church. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Trinity Lutheran Church or Versailles Emergency Medical Services.

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

Robert L. “Bob” Clark (April 5, 2017)

Robert L. “Bob” Clark, age 82, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 12:40 AM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on June 13, 1934 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late John Robert Clark and Hazel (Mullen) Harless.

Robert is survived by his wife, Villa Jean (Subler) Clark of Greenville, Ohio, whom he married on September 5, 1953; brothers in law and sisters in law, Rodney & Alcesta Subler of Greenville; Judy & Norman Warner of Gettysburg; Janet & Craig VanBatten of Wisconsin and Shirley Miller of North Star, Ohio.

In addition to his parents she preceded in death by his sisters, Jacqueline Lutz and Sandra Stuck.

Robert retired from Cadillac Cage and was a member of the Treaty City Motorcycle Club, American Motorcycle Association and the Eagles in Greenville.

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

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the American Alzheimer’s Association. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Mrs. Jeanne M. Witwer (April 3, 2017)

Mrs. Jeanne M. Witwer, 89 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Monday April 3, 2017 at 5:10 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community. She was born October 15, 1927 in Bethlehem, Pa., the daughter of the late Elmer & Anne (Roach) Ruth. She retired in 1987 as a Clerk at PMI of Troy, Ohio.

She was a member of the Oakland Church of the Brethren, The V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary of Greenville, The Retiree Friendship Club of Troy, The Treaty City Shuffleboard Club, The Hobart Retirees Club of Troy, and the Leisure Acre Park Club of Sebring, Florida.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Leo G. Witwer on March 31, 2016 whom she married April 12, 1947; brothers: Joseph Ruth, Edward; sister: Ruth; Mary Kozul.

She is survived by her children: Michael L (Charlotte) Witwer of Huntsville, Ohio, Georgina (Jim) Shahan of Englewood, & Brian L. (Tammy) Witwer of Tipp City; grandchildren: Andy (Katrina) Shahan, Jeff (Andrea) Witwer, Mollie Trupp, Sherry (Brian) Goss, Matthew Witwer, Michael Witwer, & Megan Witwer; great grandchildren: Kassie, Addison, Teddy, Wyatt, Landon, Waylon, Eve, Lily, & Henry; sister: Rose Sabota of Bethlehem, Pa.; & numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday April 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Paula Ulrich officiating. Burial will follow in Gettysburg Cemetery. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brethren Retirement Community or State of the Heart Care.

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

Richard Allen Burch (April 2, 2017)

Richard Allen Burch, 86, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Dayton.

He was born October 31, 1930 in Fremont, Ohio, to the late Clifford L. and Gladis O. (Printz) Burch.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his first wife, Vivian B. Spain; two brothers, Clifford and Denver Burch; and a sister, Margie Brewer.

Richard attended Piqua Schools then worked as a mechanic in Brooklyn, New York. He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from 1949 to 1952 where he was a Teletype Operator. Following his military service, he worked in the maintenance department at Hartzell’s in Piqua. Richard Retired from Chrysler in Dayton in 1990 after 28 years as a Quality Inspector. Physical fitness and martial arts were Richards passions. He loved exercising and weight lifting. Richard was a 3rd degree black belt in Karate and taught karate in Troy from 1960 to 1972. He competed in many tournaments and was undefeated. During one such tournament in Toronto, Canada, in 1968, Richard met his idol, the legendary Bruce Lee. From 1972 to 1980, he taught physical fitness classes at the Piqua YMCA. Richard spoke fluent German which he taught to himself and his greatest achievement was getting his pilot’s license. He had several nicknames, such as Pinky, Muscle Man and Stone Man. Richard was a member of both the Greenville American Legion, Post 140 and Piqua, Post 184 as well as the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2177 in Greenville. He loved his family and grandchildren. Those who knew Richard could always expect a joke or one of his favorite sayings, “every day above ground is a good day” and “I’m still kicking, just not as high”.

Richard is survived by his wife of 18 years, Joyce (Cooper) Burch, whom he married November 14, 1998; three children, Linda (Craig) Cota of Covington, Rowdy (Julie) Burch of West Milton and Teresa (Ron) Miller of Covington; grandchildren, Alicia (Brock) Fields of Covington, Lindsay (Chris) Trudell of Michigan, Lane Miller of Covington, Brit Marcelin of Florida, and Jada Burch of Kentucky; great grandchildren, Marisa Fields and Logan Fields, both of Covington, Mackenzie Trudell of Michigan and Cayden Dyche of Kentucky; and two sisters, Shirley (Gene) Gantt and Karen (Sam) Burkett both of Piqua. Richard is also survived by two step daughters, Rebecca Marcelin and Donna Labate both of Piqua; and a step son, Thomas (Lynda) Higgins of Sidney.

A memorial service, with full military honors provided by the Greenville Honor Guard, will be held Friday, April 07, 2017, promptly at 5PM at the Greenville American Legion, 325 North Ohio Street in Greenville.

Burial will be in the Dayton National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contribution may be made to Greenville American Legion Post 140.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.oliverfloyd.com