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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Gracelynn Nicole and London Renee Walker (July 17,2017)

Gracelynn Nicole and London Renee Walker, passed away on July 17,2017 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. They were born on July 17,2017, to the parents of Alex Walker and Paris Warner-Oakes of Greenville.

Gracelynn and London are preceded in death by their paternal papaw, Trent Walker.

In addition to their parents, Gracelynn and London are survived by their paternal grammy, Tamara Walker of Greenville; maternal grandparents, Jesse Oakes, and Sara Warner of Greenville; paternal great grandma, Steveanna Collette of Greenville; maternal great grandma, Rebecca Snyder of Piqua; aunts, Abbie Walker of Greenville and Chyna Nicks of Bradford; niece, Nevaeh Hudson; nephew, Uriah Stinson

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Hershel Fee officiating. Following the memorial service, the family will gather at the Greenville City Park to continue to support each other.

Family and friends may visit on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 1 PM until 2 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be given to Gracelynn and London’s family.

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

Paul Dickey (July 17, 2017)

Paul Dickey, 72, of Greenville, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

Paul was born on March 22,1945 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Edgar and Verla (Brumbaugh) Dickey.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his brothers, Harold Dickey and Charles Dickey; and a grandson, Cody Favors.

Paul served his country honorably in the U. S. Marines where he served in Vietnam in communications. He graduated in 1963 from Mississinawa Valley High School. Paul worked for Corning for over 20 years.

Paul enjoyed taking daily walks, horse racing, Nascar racing and rooting for the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Browns. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge, all in Greenville.

Paul is survived by his wife of 25 years, Nina (Brumbaugh) Dickey of Greenville, his children, Shawn (April) Dickey of Osgood, and Gina (Dickey) Greene of Arcanum; his grandchildren, Michael Dickey, Sarah Greene, and Hannah Greene; his step son, Buddy Favors, Sr. of Mt. Summit, Indiana; his step grandchildren, Ian Favors, Coy Favors and Buddy Favors, Jr., Dalton Goubeaux; his brother, Ray (Carolyn) Dickey of Ansonia; his sister, Treva (Bob) Hamilton of Ansonia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Steve Short officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery with full military services being conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 10 AM until 12:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331, Greenville Moose Lodge, Sweitzer Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331, or the charity of your choice.

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

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Charles William Drake, Sr. (July 17, 2017)

Charles William Drake, Sr., 92, of Greenville, passed away early Monday morning, July 17, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

Charles was born on June 29, 1925 in South Haven, Michigan to the late Harold and Dorothy (Doxtator) Drake, Sr.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his daughter, Sandra JoAnn Engle; his step daughter, Barbara Anne Kelley; his brother, Harold Arthur Drake, Jr.; and his sister, Gertrude Bell Veilik.

Charles served his country honorably in the U. S. Navy and U. S. Air Force. He was a life member of the Greenville VFW and a member of the Southwest Ohio Radio Club. Charles was a retired truck driver for Badger Trucking of Wisconsin.

Charles is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara (Snook) Drake of Greenville, his children, Denise Marie Drake of Las Vegas, Shannon Marie (Dave) Shepard of Elida, Charles William (Roxanne) Drake,Jr. of Orion, Michigan and John David Drake of Cridersville; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; his sister, Ruth Ann (Bill) Evertt of Hartford, Michigan; several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery with full military honors being conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 5PM to 7PM at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Holly Lynn (Evans) Sheets (July 11, 2017)

Holly Lynn (Evans) Sheets, 57, of Springfield, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in Springfield.

Holly was born on March 12, 1960 in Springfield, Ohio to the late Donald and Betty (Shook) Evans.

Holly is survived by her daughter, Melinda (David) Wilson, two granddaughters, Kristina and Sarah. Also left to cherish her memories, Edward M Sheets, Eddie (Trish) Sheets Jr., Ron (Myrna)Sheets, Anita (Jerry) Smith, Linda Daly, KarenSue (John) Lemen, Jeff and Paige Daniel and her best friend Angie Hayden.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at the youth building at V.F.W post 1031 (1237 E Main Street, Springfield Ohio 45505) from 5pm to 7pm on July 20, 2017.

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

Monday, July 17, 2017

Roger L. White (July 15, 2017)

Roger L. White age 76, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:15 PM on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at his residence. Roger was born June 28, 1941, in Tazewell, Virginia to the late Charlie G. & Ella Rose (Hall) White.

Roger is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patricia A. “Patty” (Comer) White whom he married July 31, 1961; children, Debbie & Scott Ray of Greenville, Teresa & Tony Bunger of Greenville and Joe & Beth White of Greenville; grandchildren, Chris & Kasey Bunger of Greenville, Chad & Cassie Bunger of Greenville, Liz & Michael Daniels of Phoenix, Arizona and Kyle Bunger of Piqua; great-grandchildren, Jani-ce Bunger, Dakota Bunger, Autumn Bunger, Alliah Bunger and Corbin Bunger; brother & sister-in-law, Charles & Betty White of Matthews, North Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Roger was also preceded in death by his sisters, Ann Durham and Virginia Losco.

Roger retired from Shraders Inc. in Greenville where he recapped tires. Roger also worked at Hansbarger Appliance and SRS Engine Parts in Greenville where he did deliveries. Roger was a former member of the Greenville Moose Lodge and Darke County Fish & Game Club. He was an avid hunter & fisherman. Roger was an accomplished tournament catfisherman, catching a 26.14 lb. shovelhead catfish plus numerous other sized catfish.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Sam Shilot officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 12:00 to 2:00 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

Mark L. Sides (June 22, 2017)

Mark L. Sides age 52, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 8:06 PM on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Kindred Hospital in Dayton. Mark was born November 10, 1964, in Greenville, Ohio.

Mark is survived by his father & step mother, Dennis & Janice (Mock) Sides of Greenville; sons & daughters-in-law, Nathan Sides serving in the U.S. Navy stationed in Japan, Jeff & Elizabeth Sides of Greenville and Anthony & Traci Smith of Piqua; grandchildren, Devin & Greyson Smith; brothers & sisters-in-law, Todd Sides of Columbus, Dean & Jessie Hill of Montana, Darrel Sides of Cincinnati and Tony & Lynn Lewis of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mark was preceded in death by his mother & step father, Kay (Shuff) & Jim Segrest.

Mark served in the U.S. Army for 10 years. He was a graduate of Kettering College of Medical Arts and worked as a Physician’s Assistant. Mark held an amateur radio license. He was a member of ARRL, the National Association for Amateur Radio; Treaty City Amateur Radio Association and Darke County Amateur Radio Emergency Services.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, July 21, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Lowell Miller officiating. A graveside service will follow at 1:00 PM in the Dayton National Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation 375 Dixmyth Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45220. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Roger Pohl (July 14, 2017)

Roger Pohl, 85, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away Friday morning, July 14, 2017.

He was born May 1, 1932.

Roger married Arlene McEldowney on July 25, 1956, at the St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Pauline (Rammel) Pohl and son, Kevin Pohl.

Roger is survived by children: Steven Pohl (Troy, OH), Lisa Grossman (Marysville, OH), John (Lisa) Pohl (Winchester, KY), and Thomas (Sharon) Pohl Florence, SC).

Grandchildren: Kris (Erica) Grossman, Kyle Grossman, Mariah Pohl, Ryan Pohl and Julia Pohl.

Great- Grandchild: Ava Grossman.

Brothers and sisters: Lavern (Rita) Pohl, Eileen (Robert) Stelzer, Carl (Mary Ann) Pohl, Leroy (Alberta) Pohl, Dennis Pohl, Larry (Jessie) Pohl, and Nancy (Jerome) Meyer.

Roger graduated from St. Henry High School, St. Henry, Ohio, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, with active service in the Korean War from 1952-1954.

Roger was a member of the St. Denis Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus-Council 1756, and a member of the American Legion Post #0435.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Duell 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 Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. The Knights of Columbus will have a rosary prayer service at 7:45 PM on Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Merle L. Newbauer (July 9, 2017)

Merle L. Newbauer, age 72, of Greenville, Ohio, and formerly of Woodington, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 8:37 AM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born on October 5, 1944 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Robert & Lois (Hoover) Newbauer.

He is survived by his daughters and son in law, Emily & Bill Clark and Jennifer Newbauer both of Ansonia; grandchildren, Sarah Clark, Chris Clark and Rusty Hardwick; brother, John Newbauer of Rossburg; sisters, Ruth Avery and Lynn Newbauer both of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers, Donnie, Charlie and Ronnie Newbauer and sister, Roberta Newbauer.

Merle worked as a truck driver and was a very avid fisherman.

There will be a graveside service held on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Oakland Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio, with Pastor Donnie Smith officiating. 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 expenses. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Dorothy E. Boyd (July 11, 2017)

Dorothy E. Boyd, 103, of Greenville. Ohio passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Village Green Health Campus in Greenville.

She was born on January 11, 1914 in Warren County, Indiana to the late Balinger Berlin and Grace Ethel (Gray) Turner. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Palmer Wilson Boyd; a son, Leonard W. Boyd; a great-great grandson; brothers, Richard Wayne Turner and Russell Turner; sisters, Ruth Schaar, Alta Peters, Alice Wentworth, Mildred Hocker, Virginia Gilmore, June Wentworth and Anna Mary Taylor.

Dorothy was left a widow raising five children between the ages of three and 13. She worked several jobs including house work, painting, retail, restaurant. She did what she could to support her family and was very proud of that. She was a member of Rossburg United Methodist Church, was a Golden Eagle with the Greenville Eagles and VFW Auxiliary. Dorothy loved writing and had written and published a volume of poetry and her autobiography. She loved working in her yard and gardens.

Dorothy is survived by her children and their spouses, Marvin and Connie Boyd of Greenville, Maxine Rhotehamel of Greenville, Phyllis and Buford Bolin of Piqua and Norma and Jim Erwin of Ansonia; 15 grandchildren: 27 great grandchildren; 29 great-great grandchildren; brothers and their spouses, Junior and Phyllis Turner of Ansonia and Bob and Nadine Turner of Rossburg; a sister, Norma Rammel of Greenville; sister-in-law, Janet Turner of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 10:30 AM, Monday, July 17, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Mitch Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in Brock Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit from 1PM to 4PM Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Rossburg United Methodist Church, 117 Ross St, Rossburg, OH 45362.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to State of the Heart Hospice and to the staff of the Village Green for all the kindness and loving care they showed Dorothy.

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

Mary Esther (Fellers) Wilson (July 11, 2017)

Mary Esther (Fellers) Wilson, age 87 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Palestine passed away at 2:59 PM Tuesday July 11, 2017 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. She was born on January 28, 1930 to the late Henry and Claribel (Shade) Fellers in Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio.

She married Robert (Bob) Wilson June 10, 1948. He preceded her in death December 2, 2010.

Survivors include son, Tom and wife, Sharon (Newman) Wilson of Greenville, two daughters, Joyce and husband Tony Ayette of Palestine and, Jane and husband Greg Eley of Brookville, Ohio. Eight grandchildren and spouses: Joe and Marla (Wietholter) Ayette; Alan and Erin (Crawford) Ayette; Julie (Wilson) and Dennis Ritchie; Beth (Eley) and Kevin Reed; Jacci (Ayette) Spencer; Brenda (Wilson) and Ryan Clemens; Karen (Eley) and Aaron Peak; Alicia (Ayette) and Dustin Swallow.
Twenty-one great grandchildren: Tanner, Sydney, Ashley and Audrey Ayette; Alia, Micah, Lydia and Zoe Ayette; Matthew Ritchie; Brenna and Brooke Reed; Caleb, Luke and Isaac Spencer; Brandon and Lauren Clemens; Troy and Kyle Peak; Ethan, Kaelan and Noah Swallow. Sisters: Betty Lou Mixon; Donna Bixler, Peggy, Karolyn and Marilyn Fellers. Brothers: Jack and wife Connie Fellers; Jim and wife Debbi Fellers. Two brothers-in-law: Bill and wife Josephine Wilson, Dan and wife Beverly Wilson. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by husband, parents, father and mother-in-law, Omer and Beatrice (Lindamood) Wilson, brothers-in-law: Ben Mixon, Gene Bixler, Sister-in-law, Mary Alice (Wilson) and husband Don Brewer, grandson-in-law, Wade Spencer.

She was a member of the Palestine Church of Christ and served as a Sunday School teacher and youth leader as well as being the church treasurer for many years. She liked to sew and made her daughters’ wedding gowns. She and her husband, Bob liked to set-up at local flea markets for a number of years. She was a graduate of Palestine High School in 1948.

Calling will be on Thursday July 13, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Friday 1 hour prior to the services in the church. Celebration of life will be 10:30 AM Friday July 14, 2017 at Greenville Church of the Brethren 421 Central Ave. Greenville, Oh 45331 with Pastor Mike Simmons officiating. Interment will follow at Palestine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to BRC Resident’s Aid Fund or Palestine Church of Christ.

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

Monday, July 10, 2017

Donald Stuart Livingston (July 7, 2017)

Donald Stuart Livingston, 92, of Union City, passed away early Friday morning, July 7, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

Donald was born on November 28, 1924 in New Weston, Ohio to the late Clarence and Stella (Stuart) Livingston.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen (Hartzell) Livingston; his brother, Leon Livingston; his sisters, Eileen Morgan and Evelyn Brandon.

Donald attended the Woodington Congregational Christian Church, was a member of Treaty City Motorcycle Club, Darke County Steam Threshers, Farm Power of the Past, and a former member of the Harley Owners Group-Painter Creek Chapter. Donald was an avid Hart Parr and Oliver Tractor enthusiast. He was a member of the Hart Parr Oliver Collectors Association-Oliver Gang Chapter and several other tractor chapters.

Donald is survived by his children, Onda (Richard) Creager of Union City, Indiana, Paula (John) Snyder of Greenville, Tom (Annette) Livingston of New Weston; his grandchildren, Emily James, Kip Copeland, Ross Reichard, Dustin Reichard, Megan Addington, Brandon Livingston, Nickie Bush; 18 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will follow in Teegarden Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 4PM to 7PM at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Cary E. VanDeGrift (July 6, 2017)

Cary E. VanDeGrift, 63, of Greenville, went home to his Lord and Savior early Thursday morning, July 6, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center at Wayne Healthcare in Greenville. He fought a hard fight against heart and kidney disease especially the last two years.

Cary was born on April 22, 1954 in Greenville, to Faren G. VanDeGrift of Florida and the late Ilene (Eley) VanDeGrift.

In addition to his mother, Cary is preceded in death by his grandparents, Maurice and Mary Lou VanDeGrift and Marvin and Helen Eley.

Cary attended the EUM church and participated in the Emmaus Community and sang in the choir. He loved God, his family, and never knew a stranger.

In addition to his father and stepmother, Dottie, Cary is survived by his wife of 38 years, Kelly (Shane) VanDeGrift of Greenville, whom he married March 17, 1979; Kathleen (Christopher) Fields of Lebanon, Rebecca (Andrew) Burns of St. Petersburg, FL, and Caroline VanDeGrift (Justin Kelly) of Greenville; granddaughter Lucie Mae Fields and soon to be grandson, Samuel James Fields; brother, David (Heidi) VanDeGrift; sisters, Gayle (Greg) Ruwe, Barbara (Barry) Bolyard and several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at EUM Church, downtown campus, 111 Devor Street, Greenville with Pastor Jeff Harper and Rev. Sylvia McKibben officiating. Burial in Brock Cemetery will be held at a later date.

Family and friends may visit on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 9AM to 11AM at the church.

Memorials may be given to EUM Church, 111 Devor Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331, Comprehensive Health Network, 5420 State Route 571 E, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or to Spirit Medical Transport 5484 State Route 49 South Greenville, Ohio 45331.

The family has entrusted services to Oliver Floyd Funeral Home.

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

Mabel E. Cable (July 6, 2017)

Mabel E. Cable, age 96, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 7:15 PM at Brookdale Assisted Living, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on January 24, 1921 in Yorkshire, Ohio, to the late Frank & Regina (Zumbrink) Baumer.

Mabel is survived by her daughter and son in law, Ann & Dick Farmer of Arcanum; grandsons, Darin Farmer, Greg (Tina) Farmer and Hollis (Angie) Farmer; great grandchildren Brandon, Wesley, Hunter, Trenton, Kianna, Evelyn May Farmer, Erica Ray, Jacob Hefner, Teresa Jannelli and Dani Jannelli; sister and brother in law, Leona & Ivo Scott of Montezuma, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her, husband, Charles E. Cable; son, John E. Cable; sisters, Bernadiana Baumer, Matilda Baumer, Adella Baumer, Edna Wagner and Rose Litmer; and brothers, Joe and Robert Baumer.

Mabel retired from Fram in 1987 after over 30 years of service and also work over 20 years for various companies demoing products. She was a member of the Greenville Elks and Greenville Moose Lodge. She loved crocheting, camping, fishing, traveling, playing cards and dancing.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, with Pastor Terry Cavanaugh officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank everyone at Brookdale of Greenville for the loving care they provided to Mabel.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Brookdale Hospice, 2621 Dryden Rd., Moraine, Ohio 45439. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

William Leon “Bill” Fisher (July 2, 2017)

William Leon “Bill” Fisher, 65, of Arcanum, Ohio, passed away, Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center.

Bill was born January 6, 1952 in Greenville, Ohio, a son of the late Ira Berlin “Bob” and Bertice J. Fisher.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by second wife, Diane Fisher.

Bill enjoyed collecting John Deere Items.

Bill is survived by his children, Jason, Shawn, Mike and Emily; his brother, Berlyn Leon (Phyllis) Fisher of Arcanum; his sisters, Bertha Magrace (Larry) Fair of Sabina and Marcia Y. Nixon of Arcanum; his grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, July 21,2017 at 11:00 am at Verona Cemetery with Rev. Eric Fee officiating.

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

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

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

Larry R. Bretz (July 2, 2017)

Larry R. Bretz, 80 of Russell Springs, Kentucky, Passed away on Sunday July 2, 2017 at his residence. He was born September 28, 1936 in Union City, Indiana the son of the late Emerson & Ethel (Woods) Bretz. He retired from Dayton Power & Light after 40 years and served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Covington Eagles; and Coffeys Chapel United Methodist Church

He is preceded in death by his parents; son: Gary R. Bretz in 1958; brother: Charles Bretz; sister: Elnora Stoltz; brother in law: Bob Stoltz; sister in law: Peg Bretz.

He is survived by his wife: Betty Jane (Clark) Bretz of Russell Springs, Kentucky whom he married May 5, 1956; sons & daughters in law: Larry Paul & Cindy Bretz of Russell Springs, Kentucky, Terry Gene & Nina Bretz of Dayton, Ohio; daughter: Vicky Lynn Trueblood of London, Ohio; grandchildren: Mark & Rion, Allison, Michael & Rachel, Rachel, Justin & Shannon; Great grandchildren: Amelia, Josselyn, Chloe, Liam, Olivia, & Avery; step grandchildren: Alvin Simmons, & Summer Simmons; 8 step great grandchildren; 9 step great great grandchildren; brother in law: Kenneth Clark; sister in law: Sue Clark; numerous nieces, nephews & friends.

Services will be held on Friday July 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home. Veteran’s graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Association.

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

Elizabeth Varsanyi (July 4, 2017)

Elizabeth Varsanyi, age 96 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 6:35 PM Tuesday July 4, 2017 at the Briarwood Village in Coldwater, Ohio. Elizabeth was born August 30, 1920 in Hungary Europe and the daughter of the late Agoston and Julianna (Forhecz) Dobesh.

She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Greenville and years ago cooked and kept house for the nuns of the church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Nandor A. Varsanyi April 18, 1983. They were married March 4, 1942.

Elizabeth is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Nandor I. (Paula) Varsanyi of Celina and Fred (Anne) Varsanyi of Columbus; her nephew who she raised Mihaly Polczer of Hoboken, Georgia; grandchildren Amy (Brent) Demoray, Michelle (Steve) Jones, Julie Varsanyi, Michael (Meagan) Varsanyi, Alison Varsanyi, Nicholas (Missy) Varsanyi, Pamela Shepherd, Laura Ahrens and Jennifer Lyons; 9 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday July 8, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Father John R. White officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 AM until time of the services in the funeral home.

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

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Matthew R. Addis (July 2017)

Matthew R. Addis, 32 of Greenville, Ohio. He was born November 19, 1984 in Greenville, Ohio the son of Jeff & Denise (Calvert) Addis of Greenville, Ohio.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Larry & Winifred Calvert.

He is survived by his parents; his paternal grandparents: Don & Mary Addis of Greenville; the mother of his children: Markie Addis; children: Keagen Addis & Braden Addis of Greenville; brothers: Josh Addis of Greenville, Jeff Niswonger of Lebanon, Ohio, Tim Arnold of Greenville; sisters: Meghan Addis of Lebanon, Ohio, Nicole Addis of Eldorado, Ohio, Amanda Byerly of Greenville; numerous aunts, uncles, & cousins.

Services will be held on Tuesday July 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Monday July 10, 2017 at the funeral home.

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

George L. Gigandet (June 29, 2017)

George L. Gigandet age 79, of Versailles passed away at 11:30 AM on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. George was born November 19, 1937, in Darke County to the late Leonard W. & Lucille (Smith) Gigandet.

George is survived by his wife of 59 years, Evelyn C. (Yagle) Gigandet whom he married February 22, 1958; children, Sharon L. & Tim Barga of Versailles, Bruce Gigandet of Dayton and Tom & Mindy Gigandet of Versailles; grandchildren, Adam & Katie Barga, Shanan Barga, Courtney & Wes Drees, Zach Barlage and Josh Barlage; great-grandchildren, Arian, Ace and Archie Drees; sisters & brothers-in-law, Shelia & Jim Didier of Versailles and Karon & Lyle Crowell of Versailles; sister-in-law, Myrna Gigandet of Versailles; brother-in-law, Don Yagle of Ansonia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, George was also preceded in death by his brothers, Bob, Norman and Jerry Gigandet; sisters-in-law, Dortha Drake, Edith Richhart, Mary Emma Wright, Ruby Yagle, Nancy Yagle and Joan Gigandet; brothers-in-law, Bill Yagle, Sam Yagle, Forest Drake and Jack Richhart.

George retired from Versailles Schools where he was a custodian and bus driver. George also farmed with Tim Rhoades for 11 years. George was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles and a Golden Eagle member of the Versailles Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2347.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, July 3, 2017 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Bob Bitner officiating. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM and Monday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Versailles Emergency Medical Services. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Neil Edward Grimes (July 5, 2017)

Neil Edward Grimes, 59, of Union City, Ohio, passed away early Wednesday morning at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana.

Neil was born October 12, 1957 in Winchester, Indiana, to the late Chalmer and Mary (Hampton) Vanata.

In addition to his parents, Neil was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Violet Hampton; and his brother, Terry Hampton.

Neil spent years as a food vender traveling from town to town working all the fairs and festivals.

Neil is survived by his children and their spouses, Robby and Shannon Grimes of Selma, Indiana, Kelly Grimes and Michael Johnson of Gettysburg, Ohio; siblings and their spouses, Patricia Grimes of Miami, Florida, Charles Grimes and Kathy McCarthy of Elkhart, Indiana, Scott Vanata of Union City, Ohio, John and Mari Vanata of Union City, Ohio; his ex-wife, Tena Richards of Greenville; four grandchildren, Emily Grimes, Jason and Logan Studevant, and Harlie Johnson. Neil also leaves behind a sister-in-law, Carol Hampton of Union City, Indiana, numerous nieces, nephews, his best friend Nick Chanos and his beloved cat Buckeye.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 7:30PM, Friday, June 30, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Arnold Winn officiating.

Family and friends may visit Friday from 6:00PM to 7:30PM at the funeral home.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to help offset funeral expenses.

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

Friday, June 30, 2017

Warren “Nick” Kissinger (June 29, 2017)

Warren “Nick” Kissinger age 87, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 12:30 AM on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Village Green Healthcare Center in Greenville. Nick was born May 6, 1930, in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania to the late Warren N. & Virginia (Benson) Kissinger Sr.

Nick is survived by his son, Mitchell S. Kissinger of Greenville; daughter & son-in-law, Virginia & Brooke Alan Trisel of Hilliard; and grandchildren, Zachary Trisel of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Danielle Trisel of Cincinnati.

In addition to his parents, Nick was also preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn L. (Pequignot) Kissinger on August 3, 1998 whom he married October 2, 1955; son, Michael Kissinger; and brother, Alfred Kissinger.

Nick served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Nick retired from Cadillac Gage in Greenville where he was a machinist for 39 years. Nick was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville; Greenville VFW; Gettysburg Masonic Lodge #477 F&AM; Antioch Shrine Masons of Dayton; Darke County Shrine Club and a 32nd Degree Mason of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, July 3, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the funeral home. A Scottish Rite Ring Service will be held prior to funeral on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Tracy Lynn Bailey (June 27, 2017)

Tracy Lynn Bailey, age 36, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on June 27, 2017 at 9:47 AM at her residence. She was born on April 5, 1981 in Greenville, Ohio, to her mother, Tina Fourman of Greenville, her late father, David M. Shiverdecker and step mother, Connie Shiverdecker of Greenville.

Tracy is survived by her husband, Steve Bailey of Greenville, whom she married on August 4, 2001; son, Parker Bailey of Greenville; daughter, Kaylyn Bailey of Greenville; brothers, Steven (Breann Menger) Mittermann of St. Henry, OH, and Nick Anderson of Greenville; niece and nephew, Kyla & Gavin Gerace; mother in law, Monica Bailey of Richmond, IN, father in law, Dan Cartwright of Troy, Ohio; brother in law, Jamie Bailey of Richmond, IN; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

In addition to her father she is preceded in death by her sister, Holli Anderson; maternal grandparents, Tearel & Edna Hinkle, paternal grandparents, Michael “Mick” & Arlene Shiverdecker.

Tracy worked as the Deputy Clerk of Courts, she was a promoter of early detectors and was involved with Adopt a Pit. Her true passion was her family. She loved watching Parker play the drums, Kaylyn play softball and spending time with Steve getting lost on long car rides. She will be deeply missed by many.

There will be a service held on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Kelly Moody officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, June 30, 2017 from 4-8 PM at the funeral home.

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

Frank Aaron Snow (June 26, 2017)

Frank Aaron Snow, 64, of Greenville, passed away at his home on Monday, June 26, 2017.

Frank was born on November 29, 1952 in Winchester, Indiana, to Lois Young and the late Frank Snow.

Frank was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his father, Frank was preceded in death by his step father, William Young, two brothers and a sister.

In addition to his mother, Lois, Frank is survived by his wife of 42 years, Roberta Snow, whom he married November 9, 1974; his children, Tina (Jeanie) Snow, Kevin (Jeffrey) Snow, Sarah (Andrew) Whittaker, Jennifer (Aaron) McCauley; his grandchildren, Chris, Starla, Skyler, Eden, Kolten, Peyton, Lilliana and Bradley; great grandchildren, Ayden, Cerulean and Travis; four brothers and his twin sister.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 228 Hall Street, Apt. 1, Greenville, Ohio 45331 with Dan Kuhbander officiating.

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

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

Neil Evan Stemley (June 26, 2017)

Neil Evan Stemley, age 78, St. Henry, Ohio, died June 26, 2017, at Mercer Health, Coldwater, Ohio. He was born Dec. 7, 1938, in Greenville to the late Charles and Lillian (Smith) Stemley. On Jan. 20, 1962, he married Judith (Hoying) Stemley, who survives in St. Henry. He is also survived by children Scott (Michelle) Stemley, Aledo, TX; Christy (Mike) Prakel, Versailles; Brian (Adrianne) Stemley, Chicago, Ill; Jill (Marc) McQuaid, Dublin, OH; 15 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Merilda Hoying, St. Henry; in-laws Eileen Stemley, Sparta, NJ; Carl and Bernice Hoying, Belle Center; Millie and Marv Stammen, Greenville; Vern and Sue Hoying, St. Henry; Nancy and Jerry Hemmelgarn, Celina; Karen and Charlie Gels, St. Henry; Mary Jane and John Post, Homosassa, FL; Bonnie and Jack Knapschaefer, Coldwater; Alice and Dave Homan, Coldwater; Mike Kanney, Celina; Dan and Brenda Hoying, St. Henry; Lorraine and Kent Paxson, Minster; Susan Hoying, Centerville; and Gary and Annette Hoying, Coldwater. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law Herman Hoying, St. Henry; brother Gary Stemley, Sparta, NJ; and sister-in-law Linda Kanney, Celina.

Neil was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Burkettsville, where he was a 60-year member of the choir, lector, past parish council member, past Grand Knight of the St. Henry Knights of Columbus Council 2640. He was a member of the Western Ohio Educational Foundation Board of Trustees, Mercer County Elks 2170, past president of the Mid-America Food Processors Association, past president of the Ansonia School Board, and previously served in the Army National Guard.

Neil was the 3rd generation owner and operator of Stemley Canning Company, New Weston, Ohio. After retiring, he enjoyed managing Speedy Parking, attending his grandchildren’s activities, gardening and traveling.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Friday, June 30, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Burkettsville, OH, with Rev. Ron Wilker and Rev. Tom Hemm con-celebrants. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery. Friends may call from 2pm-8pm Thursday and 9am-10am Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Euro-Peds Foundation or the Darke County Foundation.

Linda L. Hall (June 24, 2017)

Linda L. Hall, 59, of Greenville, Ohio passed away, Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

She was born June 20, 1958 in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Billy Joe and Mildred Barbara (Companion) Stewart.

In addition to her parents, Linda is preceded in death by her daughter, Melissa Brown; and her brother, Billy Joe Stewart, Jr.

Linda loved to go fishing and camping.

Linda is survived by her fiancé, William Burton of Greenville; her children, Carrie Hall of New Madison, Shane Hall and fiancé, Stormie Burt of Lynn, Indiana, Matthew Hall of Greenville, and Hannah Hall of Greenville; her 12 grandchildren; her sisters, Maryann Stewart of Englewood, Tina and Frank Boyd of West Milton, Julie and Bob Bruce of Union; her brother, Larry W. Stewart of Jeffersonville, Indiana; her sister-in-law, Debbie Stewart of Greensboro, North Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison with Rev. Eric Fee officiating.

The family request memorial contributions be given to Braund Pope Funeral Home.

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

Joklahr Keller (June 23, 2017)

Joklahr Keller age 95, of Greenville passed away at 8:27 AM on Friday, June 23, 2017, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Joklahr was born January 11, 1922, in Darke County to the late John Harrison & Nellie Grace (Hampshire) Keller.

Joklahr is survived by his children, Eleanor L. & John Randolph Jr. of Miamisburg, Kay & Ray Pierce of Greenwood, SC, Mike Keller of Greenwood, SC and Lisa & Dennis Jones of Greenwood, SC; step children, Gary & Connie Bruner of Greenville and Kathy & Robert Dull of Englewood; 15 grandchildren and 5 step grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 12 step great- grandchildren; and 2 step great-great grandchildren.

Joklahr was also preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Louise (Brumbaugh) Keller on November 2, 2016 whom he married April 16, 1971; and a grandson, Chris Sanders in 2012.

Joklahr retired from Local #82 Electrical Union in Dayton where he was an electrician for 24 years. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville, Emmaus Walk #17 in Greenville, Local #82 Electrical Union in Dayton and Treaty City Amateur Radio Association, call sign WD8JPF.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in Stelvideo Cemetery in Stelvideo. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville or State of the Heart Care in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Ronald L. Hennessy (June 22, 2017)

Ronald L. Hennessy age 82, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:53 AM on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Ronald was born December 28, 1934, in Dayton to the late William & Mildred (Mundhenk) Hennessy.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 62 years, Phyllis A. (Lecklider) Hennessy whom he married August 7, 1954; sons & daughters-in-law, Vic & Krista Hennessy of Michigan and Kim & Sylvia Hennessy of Indianapolis, Indiana; daughters & son-in-law, Melissa & John Foureman of Greenville and Kathleen Hennessy of Centerville; grandchildren, Marena & Dustin Keers, Matthew & Andrea Hennessy, Daniel & Jessica Foureman, Kathryn & James Light, Rachel & Matthew Sullivan, Kyle & Katie Hennessy and Meghan & Rob Bernhard; and great-grandchildren, Larissa Foureman, Alexandria Foureman, Margaret Belle Keers, Lydia Light, Joseph Keers, Henry Hennessy, Elijah Foureman and Audree Ann Sullivan.

`In addition to his parents, Ronald was also preceded in death by a grandson, Robert Hennessy.

Ronald retired from Dayton Power & Lights with 44 years of service. He was very active in the AFL-CIO. Ronald enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, wine making and going to antique auctions.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 26, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor William Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 9:30 to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation Ohio Chapter 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr. Suite 265 Columbus, Ohio 43231. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Gary Lee Young (June 20, 2017)

Gary Lee Young, age 76 of Wayne Lakes, Ohio passed away at 5:44 PM Tuesday June 20, 2017 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Gary was born May 19, 1941 in Greenville, Ohio and the son of the late Van and Wanda (Richards) Young.

Gary was a graduate of the Ansonia High School and a Diploma recipient from Chicago in Drafting, Tech, Sales and Management Schools. He was also a Licensed Realtor with HER Reality and had 50 years experience in Plumbing/Heating and Air Conditioning Wholesale Distribution Sales and Management.

Gary was the Mayor of Wayne Lakes, a position he has held for the past 20 years. He was also a member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge, Antioch Shrine of Dayton, Greenville Shrine Club and a Veteran of the Shrine Bobbies Parade Unit. He was a former member of the Greenville Elks Lodge, Eagle Lodge and Moose Lodge.

He was a Trustee for Tri-Village Rescue, Past President of Darke County Mayor’s Association, Past President of the Darke County Republican Men’s Club and Finance Director of Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son Christopher, sister Jane Dynes and nephew Rick Dynes.

Gary is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Debra and Mike Sieg of Greenville; step daughter Lisa Marcum; step sons Brian Marcum and William Younk III; 2 granddaughters, 3 grandsons, 1 great granddaughter, 2 nieces, 2 nephews and his fiancé and love of his life Judie Campbell.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday June 30, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday June 29, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the funeral home. The Greenville Masonic Lodge will conduct a Masonic Memorial Service at 8:00 PM Thursday in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Tri-Village Rescue Squad.

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

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Peggy Lou Goubeaux (June 12, 2017)

Peggy Lou Goubeaux, 81, of Greenville, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 at her residence. She was born February 24, 1936 in Elroy, to the late Willard and Blanche (Mann) Mullenix.

In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by two sisters, Janet Birmingham and Shirley Conner.

Peggy is survived by her husband of 64 years, Joseph Goubeaux of Greenville; her children, Dan (Alice) Goubeaux, Mark Goubeaux, Scott (Lori) Goubeaux and Cindy Goubeaux; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to State of the Heart Care

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

Services have been entrusted to Oliver Floyd Funeral Home, Greenville, OH.

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

Olive M. Brown (June 18, 2017)

Olive M. Brown, 91, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Heartland of Greenville.

She was born October 17, 1925 in Rossburg, to the late John and Mabel (Budd) Subler.

In addition to her parents, Olive was preceded in death by her husband, Charold Brown; and her brother-in-law, Robert Collins.

Olive attended Faith Baptist Church in Greenville, and enjoyed taking walks around the parks and being with family and friends.

Olive is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Douglas Brown and Steve and Charlotte Brown all of Greenville; her grandson, Brian Brown of Greenville; her sister, Marceil Collins of Greenville; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Ft. Jefferson.

Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 6-8PM also at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Darke County Cancer Association, PO Box 781, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Freddie Wright (June 20, 2017)

Freddie Wright, 73, of Winchester, Indiana and formerly of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Versailles Health Care Center. He was born August 31, 1943 in Painter Creek to the late Ray and Mazzie (Ratliff) Wright.

In addition to his parents, Freddie was preceded in death by his brother, Chelsea Wright, Sr. and his sister, Susie Keiser.

Freddie served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy.

Freddie is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Spencer and Penny Wright of Winchester, Tyler Tieche of Seymour, Indiana; his daughter, Angel Fellers of Arkansas; his grandchildren, Devon Wright and Lexus Wright; his great granddaughter, Kianna Wright; his brother, Don Wright of Greenville; his sister, Jan Wright of Winchester, Indiana; several nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Freddie’s wishes, there will be no services held.

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

Linda L. Wickersham (June 16, 2017)

Linda L. Wickersham, 66, of Hollansburg, Ohio, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at her residence.

Linda was born March 10, 1951 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Bobby and Elcie (Small) Anthony.

Linda loved making people happy. During her 12 years working at Weimer Electronics, she met a lot of people and enjoyed talking and helping them. She then went to work for Dr. Vallo & Fisher Optical in Greenville and an assistant and remained for 11 years. She loved the people she worked with and the patients she cared for. Linda then discovered Tupperware after going to a Tupperware party and she we hooked. Rick always supported her in this endeavor and she was able to earn many trips. She eventually moved up the Tupperware ladder to become Director with 20 representatives under her. Linda was a strong and reliable person, a devoted wife, a caring and loving mother and grandmother. She has touched many lives and was always grateful for those who touched hers.

Linda is survived by her husband of 33 years, Richard “Rick” Wickersham, whom she married November 11, 1983; her children and their spouses, Scott and Leah Poling of New Madison, Jason and Dawn Poling of Hollansburg and Kory Poling of Hollansburg; step children and their spouses, Rhonda and Scott Jenkins of Greenville, Amy and Jim York of Winchester, Indiana and Staci and Mike Ramey of Webster, Indiana; Grandchildren, Zachary, Elizabeth, Hunter and Aubrey Poling, Ashley and Devin Swick, Sydney Ramey, Mackenzie, Kaitlyn and Bayleigh Koch, Gracie and Sammie York, Kaitlyn Rayburn, Kelly Peters and Jeffrey Kaiser. Linda is also survived by her sister and her husband, Bonnie and Randy Ross of Hollansburg; and numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and very special friends, Jane Hartzell and Maureen Miller.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Hollansburg Christian Church, 172 Elm St, Hollansburg, with Pastor Joe Hanna officiating.

Family and friends may visit Thursday, from 12:00 PM until 3:00 PM at the church in Hollansburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tri-Village Summer Recreation Program, P.O. Box 213, New Madison, Ohio 45346.

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

Paul Eugene Garrett (June 18, 2017)

Paul Eugene Garrett age 91, of Greenville passed away at 3:24 AM on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Paul was born November 1, 1925, in Rossburg to the late John Orville & Rowena Agnes (Westfall) Garrett.

Paul is survived by his wife, Judith “Coleen” (Flannery) Garrett; children, Teresa Jo & Dale Galis of South Elgin, Illinois, Pat Eugene & Karen Garrett of Crystal Lake, Illinois, Rebecca Ann & Jim Harris of Claremore, Oklahoma and Daniel Jay & Brenda Garrett of Altoona, Iowa; step-children, Larry & Karole Hamilton of Venice, Florida, Wayne Hamilton of Umatilla, Florida, Cindy Henninger of Greenville, Lisa Brickler of Greenville and Angela & Bryan Hart of Troy; 8 grandchildren and 14 step-grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and 18 step-great grandchildren; brother, Art & Carol Garrett of Godfrey, Illinois; sisters, Susie Clark of Greenville, Nancy Shiverdecker of Greenville and Sandra Grillot of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Paul was also preceded in death by his 1st wife, Mary Mae (Miller) Garrett; son-in-law, Jeff Jonsson; brothers, John Henry, Lewis, Roger and James Garrett; and sisters, Germaine Buckingham and Donna Kissinger.

Paul served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Paul retired from Abbott Laboratories in Lake Forest, Illinois where he was an electronic engineer. Paul’s number 1 passion was radio controlled airplanes; he loved working on them and designing electronic components for them. Paul invented radio controlled speed controllers for model airplanes. Paul also had a patent for a liquid crystal display in blood diagnostic machines. He had a fondness for music and could play many musical instruments, most recently the dulcimer. Paul was a member of the Triumphant Christian Center in Greenville.

A celebration of Paul’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 23, 2017, at the Triumphant Christian Center 1129 South Town Court Greenville with Rev. Sam Shilot officiating and full military honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. Burial will be in Harris Creek Cemetery in Bradford at a later date. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Triumphant Christian Center in Greenville. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Jack Sharp (June 16, 2017)

Jack Sharp, 85, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Village Green Health Campus in Greenville.

Jack was born on November 20, 1931 in Greenville, to the late Charles and Mabel (Mann) Sharp.

In addition to his parents, Jack is preceded in death by his daughters, Carolyn Mendenhall and Becky Garland; his brothers, Wayne, Adrian, Max, and George Sharp; and his sister, Marjorie Strait.

Jack served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. Jack was an active member of St. Paul United Church of Christ. He loved spending time in his garden tending to his roses. Another talent of Jack’s was woodworking. During his life, many family and friends received his handmade gifts.

Jack is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joanne (Grow) Sharp of Greenville whom he married September 5,1951; his son and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Karen Sharp of Greenville; his grandchildren and their spouses, Chad and Melissa Anderson, Eric and Kerra Mendenhall, Rachael and Travis Brunk, Ryan Sharp, Katie Sharp, Greg and Amber Garland, and Michelle Garland; his great grandchildren, Kaylee, Carrina, Javin, Miles, Emerson, Cale and Waylon; his brothers and their spouses, Gerald and Arlene Sharp of Greenville, and Larry and Patty Sharp of Lancaster; his sister, JoAnn Thompson of Van Wert; sons-in-law, Gregg Mendenhall of Union City, OH and Jeff Garland of Muncie, IN; his sister-in-law, Judy Sharp of Rockhill, SC; his aunt, Mary Alice Redman of Greenville; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Jim Vandermark officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 12 PM until time of services at the funeral Home.

Memorials may be given to Darke County Cancer Association or St. Paul United Church of Christ.

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

Ida Caroline McClain (June 14, 2017)

Ida Caroline McClain, age 87, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 10:35 PM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on August 7, 1929 in Piqua, Ohio, to the late Marguerite (Finfrock) Orth and Cletus & Dorothy Orth.

She is survived by her sons and daughter in law, Ira & Gail McClain of Bloomington, IL, and Dwight McClain of New Madison, OH; daughters, Sharon Petry of Urbana, OH, and Donna Alexander of Dayton, OH; 9 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; brother, Bob Orth of Florida; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon D. McClain; sons in law, David Petry and Richard Alexander; and brother, Bill Orth.

She was a retired Nurses Aid after working at Wayne HealthCare for 17 years, Reid Hospital for 4 years as well as the Brethren Retirement Community. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville and the Eastern Star. She loved sewing, fishing and spending time with family at holiday gatherings.

There will be a service held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 1-3 PM at the funeral Home. There will be an Eastern Star service conducted on Saturday starting at 3:00 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Care or St. Paul Lutheran Church, Greenville. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Ron E. Bruner (June 14, 2017)

Ron E. Bruner, age 75, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 12:45 PM at State of the Heart Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on June 5, 1942 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Otho D. Bruner & Helen L. (Fourman) Bruner Brown.

Ron is survived by his wife Norma J. (Bey) Bruner of Greenville whom he married on December 3, 1988; children and spouses, Jeff & Jodi Bruner of Columbus, Shelley & Sean Weaver of Columbus, Matt & Chelsea Bruner of Greenville, Kim & Pete Davis of Greenville, William E. Bell of Springboro and Lynn & Tony Lewis of Greenville; grandchildren, Emily & Brad McIntyre, Derek & Laura Kagey, Spencer Lewis, Conner Lewis, Alex Bruner, Erin Bruner, Seth Weaver, Tara Weaver, Jordan Bell, Ethan Bell and Ashley Bell; great grandchildren, Everleigh & Atticus McIntyre; brothers, sisters and spouses, Rick Bruner of Arcanum, Sue and Steven Shaffer of Florida, Lynne & Harvey Hinshaw of Greenville and Don & Barbara Brown of Florida.; sisters in law, brother in law and spouses, Janet Mong of New York, Margie Dapore of Florida., Linda & John Grogean of Russia and David & Cyndi Bey of Versailles; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his step father, Glen E. Brown; sister in law, Marcia Bruner; brothers in law, Gary Bey, Roger Mong, Dick Dapore and Joe Gunckle; and sister in law, Carolyn Jeanne (Brown) Eubank.

He retired in 1995 from Fram Corp. of Greenville where he had been employed for 35 years. Also had worked for 10 years at Ludy’s Greenhouse Manufacturing and drove the VA Bus part time for several years. Ron was a veteran of the US Army, member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Greenville, Knights of Columbus, Greenville VFW, American Legion and Moose Lodge. Ron was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved spending time with his family. His passion was woodworking and making pens where he won many ribbons at the fair. He enjoyed many winters in Florida with family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 W. 3rd St., Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. John White celebrant and Deacon Tom Graber co-officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio, where the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard will conduct a Military Graveside Service. Family will receive friends on Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 2-5 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville.

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

C. Dean Besecker (June 9, 2017)

C. Dean Besecker, age 72 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 8:59 PM Friday June 9, 2017 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Dean was born March 4, 1945 in Greenville and the son of the late Delvor Besecker and Garnett (Myers) “Besecker” Grodzensky and Step Father Bob Grodzensky.

Dean was the owner/operator of the Old Stage Kennels of Waynesville and had barbered for 26 years in West Milton. He was a member of the Methodist Church, a licensed pilot and a member of the RC Flying Club of Greenville.

In addition to his parents and step father he was preceded in death by his sister Linda Wehrley April 20, 1990.

Dean is survived by his wife Gail Ann (Skidmore) Besecker of Greenville. They were married November 21, 1972. Also children Christopher (Julie Moore) Besecker and Matthew (Michele) Besecker all of Troy, Tammy (Dave) Beals of Monroe and Jeffrey Besecker and friend Donna Bernardi of Connecticut; 16 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 2 nieces, 1 nephew and numerous cousins.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7:00 PM Monday June 26, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Monday June 26th from 5:00 PM until time of the services in the funeral home. Pastor Jeff Harper will officiate the services.

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

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

Robert Eugene Lyme (June 10, 2017)

Robert Eugene Lyme, 80, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Village Green Health Campus in Greenville.

Robert was born on June 20, 1936 in Union City, IN, to the late Orville and Geraldine (Hummel) Lyme.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his infant brother, Orville Lyme, a grandson, Keith Lyme and a brother-in-law, Fred Worch.

Robert served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He owned and operated Dawn Grain and Supply for 40 years. He was a member of Ansonia First Church of God, a member of the International and past president of the Ohio Flying Farmers and a former member and past president of the Ansonia Kiwanis, and was member of the Ansonia Fourth of July Committee. Bob was also a big supporter of the Darke County Youth for Christ. He enjoyed spending the winters in Florida with his wife, loved to go fishing at Lake Okeechobee and enjoyed flying his air plane.

Robert is survived by his wife of 61 years, Janice (House) Lyme of Greenville whom he married April 27,1956; his sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas (Jeanne) Lyme of Greenville, Donald (Lynda) Lyme of Tennessee, Dale (Joyce) Lyme of Greenville; grandchildren, Christina (CJ) Kroner, Jennifer (Sean) Homan, Niki (Justin) Conly, Stacie (Craig) Koesters, and Elizabeth (Travis) Winston: 9 great grandchildren; his brother and sister-in-law, Ronald (Tina) Lyme of Ansonia; his sister, Dorothy Worch of New Madison; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10:30 AM At Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Derek Specht officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens with full military graveside honors conducted by the Greenville Honor Guard.

Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 4-7 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home.

Memorials may be given to Darke County Youth for Christ, 7603 Greenville Celina Road, Greenville, OH 45331 or State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Mary Ann Ruff (June 10, 2017)

Mary Ann Ruff, 76, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

Mary was born on May 9,1941 in Fayette County, West Virginia to the late Elizabeth Jane (Sheaves) Snow.

In addition to her mother, Mary is preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence Lester, her second husband, Edward Ruff and her sister, Caroline.

Mary enjoyed crocheting, drawing and solving word searches.

Mary is survived by her children, Jack (Betty) Lester of Ansted, WV; Susan (William) Arnett of Rosewood, Jane Nickson of Greenville, Viola Lester of Beckley, WV; 8 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; her brother, Gary Cahill of Belton, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

No services will be held.

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

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

Frederick H. “Fred” Worch (June 9, 2017)

Frederick H. “Fred” Worch, 79, of New Madison, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at Wayne Hospital Emergency Room. He was born October 22, 1937 in New Madison, OH to the late G. Harry and Bertie (Brown) Worch.

In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his sisters, Norma (Worch) Stanley and Lucille (Worch) Ward; and his brother, Harold Worch.

During his career Fred worked at Fram in Greenville, Dairy Maid in Greenville and shortly after became a full-time, well-known dairy and grain farmer in Darke County. Farming became Fred’s life work! Fred enjoyed auto racing, going to flea markets, antique tractors, gardening and spending time with friends and family.

Fred was a lifelong member of the New Madison First United Methodist Church. He served his community as a devoted elected official. Fred was a trustee for Liberty Township for 10 years and served on the Darke County Fair board for over 12 years. He also served in organizations which serve to make a difference in the lives of others. Fred was a member of the National Farmers Organization, the Farmers Union, the Masonic Lodge #143, Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton Shrine, Blue Lodge and was a member of various antique organizations.

Fred is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy (Lyme) Worch, whom he married June 16,1956; his son and daughter-in-law, David (Judy) Worch of Hollansburg; his daughters and sons-in-law, Kathryn (David) Royer of Greenville, and Kimberly (Mark) Cooley of Greenville; his grandchildren, Jeremy Worch, Chris Worch, Stacie (Worch) Davis, Jennifer Worch, Damon Cooley, Matt Cooley, Jeff Royer, Danny Royer and Travis Royer; 13 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, June 13,2017 at 10:30 AM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Laux officiating. Burial will be held in the Palestine Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Monday, June 12, 2017 from 2-4 PM and 5-7 PM also at the funeral home. A masonic prayer service will be conducted by the Greenville Masonic Lodge #143 at 6:45 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-Village Rescue, 320 N. Main Street, New Madison, OH 45346 or the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.

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

Macie MacKaila Preston (June 3, 2017)

Macie MacKaila Preston, 19 of Arcanum. Ohio and formerly of Ohio City, Ohio, passed away on Saturday June 3, 2017 in Miami County, Ohio. She was born July 26, 1997 in Coldwater, Ohio the daughter of Mark Preston of Arcanum, Ohio and Kerrie & Andrew (Kittle) Placke of Ohio City, Ohio.

She was a graduate of Lima High School; attended Rhodes College; member of O.G.C.A.; Mercer County Horseman’s Club; She was involved in Cheer; 4-H; F.F.A; AWANA; played youth soccer, ran track and played softball for Wren.

She is preceded in death by her brother: Jacob Turner

She is survived by her parents; maternal grandparents: Terry & Charlene Kittle of Celina; paternal grandparents: Ray & Carol Preston of Arcanum; step paternal grandparents: Gene & Ruth Placke; brothers: Christopher (Katie) Placke, of Troy, Jimmy “Bubba” Turner of Dayton; sisters: Kelsie Preston of Middle Point, Ohio, Audrianna Placke of Ohio City, Ohio, Crystal Placke of Brookville, Lily Preston of Greenville, & Madison Preston of Greenville.

Family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday June 11, 2017 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will be held in Greenville Cemetery at later date. Memorial contributions may be made to O.G.C.A 4211 Grubbs Rex Road, Arcanum, Ohio 45304.

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

Timothy Lee Bright (June 2, 2017)

Timothy Lee Bright, 67, passed away on June 2, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

Tim was born on September 27, 1949 in Greenville, OH, to the late Paul and Ruby (Clark) Bright.

In addition to his parents, Tim was preceded in death by his brother, Stephen Bright.

Tim was a history buff, mechanic and engineer. He has owned, built and raced numerous drag racers and was a Corvette connoisseur. He was an outdoorsman and loved to fish. He was a driven and meticulous craftsman working with wood and copper to create beautiful family heirlooms that have been distributed to all his family. Tim was a devoted and very active member of the EUM Church and was always excited about worshiping and praising the Lord. Tim was an amazing husband, father and man in general. His children strived to be like him and he taught them the values of hard work, loyalty and honesty. He had an infectious smile. He is dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Tim is survived by his wife, Connie (St. Myers) Bright, whom he married September 25, 2009; his children and their spouses, Christopher and wife Heather Bright of Dayton, Laura and husband Sean Benson of Gilbert, Arizona; step-children and their spouses, Darrick and wife Hettie Hueber of Fort Collins, Colorado, Christina and husband Roger Bowersock of Greenville, and Joseph and his wife Lora Hueber of Greenville; seven grandchildren, Hunter Benson, Ruby and Cora Hueber, Josilyn Worden, Izzabelle Bowersock, Lydia and Annabelle Hueber; three siblings, Phil and wife Marie Bright of Hilton Head, South Carolina, Fran and husband Gene Brubaker of Greenville, Dennis and wife Cindy Bright of Arcanum; and a sister-in-law, Donna Bright of Troy. Tim also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at EUM Church downtown campus, 111 Devor Street, Greenville, with Pastor Jeff Harper officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery at a later date.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the church

Memorials may be given to Darke County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 781, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Oliver Floyd Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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

Friday, June 9, 2017

Gary Elvin Eley (May 30, 2017)

Gary Elvin Eley, 71, of Homosassa, FL, passed away on May 30, 2017, formerly of Eldorado, Ohio.

Gary was born on September 10, 1945 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Lloyd and Bette (Shiverdecker) Eley.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his brother, Bruce Eley.

Gary was a retired railroad engineer from DT&I railroad. He was a United States Army Veteran serving in Korea, and a lifetime member of the American Legion, currently at the New Madison Post 245. He was a member of the Arcanum Masonic Lodge 295. Gary enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping and hunting. He loved to travel and telling stories about his railroad days. Gary was a mechanic and wood worker. He enjoyed to collect and restore antique IH Cub Cadet garden tractors and was an avid coin collector. Gary was a loving husband and loved spending time with family and friends.

Gary is survived by his wife Vicky (Latch) Eley whom he married April 12, 1990; his children, Richard and wife Becky Eley of South Charleston, Ohio, Ronald and wife Jennifer of Camden, Ohio, Robert and wife Loida Eley of Roy, Utah, Randel and Wife Tamie Eley of Arcanum, Ohio, and Adam Amerman of Centerville, Indiana; 11 grandchildren, Josh and wife Theresa Eley, Tyler Eley, Ronny and wife Heather Eley, Josh Brown, Tyler Brown, Kody Eley, Krystal and husband Brad Bush, Devon Eley, Hannah Eley, Jessie Masterson, Allyson Masterson, Savanna Spencer and A.J. Amerman; 7 great grandchildren; 4 brothers-in-law, 4 sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at 6 PM on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison, with Pastor Hershel Fee officiating. A Masonic Lodge of Sorrow will follow. Burial, with full military honors by the Greenville Honor Guard, will follow in Greenmound Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Tuesday, from 4 PM to 6 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to Children's Miracle Network, One Children's Plaza, Dayton, Ohio 45404.

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

Richard Foland (June 3, 2017)

Richard Foland, 68, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

Richard was born September 13, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Walter and Alice (Smith) Foland.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his son Bobby Foland; his brothers, Woody and Ronny Foland; and his sister-in-law, Mary Foland.

Richard is survived by his children and their spouses, Tonya Hoover of Greenville, Rick and wife Teresa Foland of Piqua, Janene and husband Steve Price of Greenville, Damion and wife Sara Foland of Greenville and Rachelle Foland of Greenville; 10 grandchildren; one great grandchild; seven siblings and their spouses, Jack Foland of Gordon, Ohio, Sandy and husband Randy Rice of Arcanum, Dennis Foland of Gordon, Ohio, Peggy and husband Dan Clark of Greenville, Kim McCoy of Ithaca, and Dana and husband Gary Clark of Ithaca. Richard is also survived by a very special friend, Connie Green of Piqua.

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

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

Donald Joe “Donny” Miniard Jr. (June 7, 2017)

Donald Joe “Donny” Miniard Jr., 45 passed away the 7th of June 2017 at his residence. Donny was born June 28, 1971 in Dayton, Ohio. He is survived by his mother Patricia Miniard and loving girlfriend Rhonda Burtrum; Brother Robert Daniels & wife Missy. Also survived by his step children: Mickey & Courtney, & numerous other family members and friends.

He loved to fish & hunt while not working. Donny was employed at Shraders Retreading for 2 years.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday June 13, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. A Private Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Addiction Information Help Center.

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

Jerry Lee Tinkham (June 3, 2017)

Jerry Lee Tinkham, 61 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday June 3, 2017 at 1:34 PM at his residence. He was born November 8, 1955 in Greenville, Ohio the son of the late Clifford & Grace (Woolery) Tinkham. He was a Mechanic and a member of the V.F.W. and the Greenville Eagles. He was a well-known DJ from the Brass Rail Lounge in the 80s.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother: Daniel Younce.

He is survived by his children: Josh Miniard of Greenville, Chad Tinkham of West Alexandria, & Jeffrey Tinkham of Greenville; sister & brother in law: Sue & Richard Brewer of Huber Heights; numerous nieces & nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Friday June 16, 2017 at 4:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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

Donald Dean Weaver (June 5, 2017)

Donald Dean Weaver, 63, of Greenville, passed away Monday June 5, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Donald was born on January 20, 1954 in Greenville, to the late Kermit and Ruth Weaver.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his sister, Katherine Kay Hamilton.

Donald served his country honorably in the United States Army.

Donald is survived by three brothers, Richard (Jayne) Weaver of Greenville, Wayne (Cathy) Weaver of Richmond, Indiana, and Kent (Jan) Weaver of Bradford; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Oliver Floyd Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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

Robert ”Bob” C. Murphy (June 7, 2017)

Robert ”Bob” C. Murphy ,85, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Dayton VA Hospice. He was born June 5, 1932 in New Lebanon, OH to the late Howard and Ruth (Brown) Murphy.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Charlie Murphy; his sister, Mabel Hunt; and his sister-in-law, Marilyn Murphy.

Bob served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He has been a member of the DAV for over 50 years. Bob had formerly owned and operated Murphy’s Plumbing, Heating and Air. He had also worked many years for Rammel and Sons Plumbing. Bob loved working with wood and even built handmade furniture. He took pride in making his yard and garden look spectacular.

Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lucy (Young) Murphy, whom he married October 23,1954; his son, Patrick Murphy of Greenville; his brother, Leroy Murphy of Greenville; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, June 10,2017 at 10:30 AM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Knight officiating. Burial will be held in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens with full military graveside services being conducted by the Greenville Veterans honor guard.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, June 09, 2017 from 5-7 PM also at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dayton VA Hospice, Dayton VA Medical Center, 4100 W. Third Street, Dayton, OH 45428 c/o NH2 Victory Ridge Hospice.

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

Linda R. Boltin (June 6, 2017)

Linda R. Boltin, age 52 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:22 AM Tuesday June 6, 2017 at the State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville. Linda was born September 17, 1964 in Greenville, Ohio and the daughter of Lidia (Siegert) Goehrich of Gettysburg and the late Emil Goehrich.

Linda was a teacher for over 26 years and enjoyed teaching students from Junior High through High School. Linda always enjoyed teaching young students the basics of home economics, specifically sewing and cooking. Linda will be remembered for her love of her family and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her father she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law Mark Boltin.

Linda’s survivors in addition to her mother are her husband David Boltin and sons Matthew and Jeffrey Boltin of Greenville; brothers Alfred (Mary) Goehrich and Robert Goehrich all of Gettysburg; sister Lily (Mark) Lewis of Greenville; sister-in-law Missy (Steve) Harris of Springboro, Ohio ; mother and father-in-law Gloria and William Boltin of Greenville; niece Rachel Lewis; nephews Daniel Lewis, Eric Goehrich, Adam Goehrich, Brandon Harris and Jacob Harris; great nieces Emilia Hunter and Lauryn Goehrich and great nephews Dylan Goehrich and Cade Lewis.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday June 13, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Dr. John Person officiating. Burial will follow in the Stelvideo Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday 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 Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease Foundation PO Box 5312 Akron, Ohio, 44334.

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

Bonnie L. Shields (May 29, 2017)

Bonnie L. Shields, 68, of Greenville, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017 at Rest Haven Nursing Home. She was born June 22, 1948 in Greenville, to the late Robert and Nova (Harmon) Shiverdecker.

In addition to her parents, Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Matt B. Shields.

Bonnie is survived by her children, Benton (Julie) Shields of Greenville, Jason (Michelle) Shields of Huber Heights, Carrie (Jake) Cook of Miamisburg, and Nathan (Jennifer) Shields of Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren, Brandon Shields, Justin (Sarah) Haines, Ryan Phillips, Rebecka Phillips, William Cook, Alexander Cook, and Jonathon Cook; great grandchildren, Claire, Lilly, and Rylan.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, June 14,2017 at 5:30 PM at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 6236 Shade Road, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Memorial Contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or the Michael J. Fox Foundation through their website at www.michaeljfox.org.

Services have been entrusted to Oliver Floyd Funeral Home, Greenville, OH.

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