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Monday, September 18, 2017

Richard E. “Dick” Hill (September 15, 2017)

Richard E. “Dick” Hill age 90, of Greenville passed away at 8:45 PM on Friday, September 15, 2017, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.

He was born December 25, 1926, in York Center, Ohio, to the late Willis W. & Helen (Bitler) Hill. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a grandson, Mitch Raper; brothers, Walter and Carl Hill; sisters, Pauline Orr, Ruth Adkins and Helen Louise Hill; sisters-in-law, Dottie Hill and Thelma Hill; and brother-in-law, George Reis.

Dick is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joyce J. (Bell) Hill; children, Kim Raper of Anderson, Indiana, Bev & Tony Titus of Indianapolis, Indiana and Tim & Cheryl Hill of Greenville, Ohio; grandchildren, Molly & Sam Price, Dusty & Michelle Hill, Gabe Raper, Ben & Ann Titus and Blake Titus; great-grandchildren, Annie Price, Will Price, Jacyn Titus, Hattie Titus and Jaxon Hill; brother, Chuck Hill of Dublin, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Kathryn Hill of Marion, Ohio, Brenda Webster of Columbus, Ohio, Cheryl Reis of Dublin, Ohio and Ruth Bell of Portsmouth, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dick served in the U.S. Army during WWII in which he was a Private First Class in the 185 2nd Area Service Unit. He owned and operated Dick Hill Insurance Service in Greenville from 1966 to 1992. Dick was a member of the First Congregational Christian Church in Greenville, Greenville American Legion and Greenville Moose Lodge. He was former Past Master of the Gettysburg Grange.

A celebration of Dick’s life will be held at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Japheth Bear and Rev. Don Myers officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the funeral home, followed by full Military Honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational Christian Church or State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Gerald “Jerry” Bruggeman (September 16, 2017)

Gerald “Jerry” Bruggeman, 81 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at The Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio.

Jerry was born August 6, 1936 in Maria Stein, Ohio to the late Aloys and Elizabeth (Miller) Bruggeman.

In addition to his parents, Jerry is preceded in death by his son, Ronald Bruggeman, his sisters, Rita, Marie, Dorothy, and Julie; and a brother, Alex.

Jerry was a 1954 graduate of Marion Local High School. He was a member of the Greenville Eagles Club and the Greenville Knights of Columbus. Jerry enjoyed throwing ball with his grandkids and playing with his dog. Jerry and his wife, Pat bowled for many years together on the Knights of Columbus mixed doubles team.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia (Frantz) Bruggeman of Greenville, whom he married on June 29, 1957; his son and daughter-in-law, John (Tommie) Bruggeman of Celina; his daughters and son-in-law, Kathy Kiser of Greenville, and Vicki (Dan) Longfellow of New Madison; his grandchildren, Kevin Bruggeman, Kate Wright, Bill Kiser, Myra Cattell, Ben Longfellow, and Eric Longfellow; 17 great grandchildren; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Irene (Norman) Stueve of Minster, and Barb (Dennis) Link of Maria Stein; a brother and sister-in-law, Art (Charlotte) Bruggeman of Maria Stein; brother-in-law, Ivo Link of St. Henry; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends may visit on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM following the visitation at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery.

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

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

Everette R. Rex (September 15, 2017)

Everette R. Rex age 75, of Arcanum, passed away at 2:10 AM on Friday, September 15, 2017, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.

He was born December 1, 1941, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, to the late Vernie & Florine (Goens) Rex. In addition to his parents, Everette was also preceded in death by his sisters, Joyce Rismiller and Annabelle Krueger.

Everette is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janice (Beasecker) Rex whom he married June 2, 1962; sons & daughters-in-law, Timothy & Rhonda Rex of St. Henry and Russell & Angie Rex of Arcanum; grandchildren, Janelle Brunswick, Daniel & Janel Rex and Tyler Rex; great-granddaughter, Brynnlee Jane Rex; brothers, Terrence Rex of Greenville and Roger Rex of Maryville, Tennessee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Everette was a plumber and pipe fitter for Local #162 in Dayton until his retirement. He was the founder of Extreme Insanity Dog Sports and was a member of the Greenville Area Dog Club.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Myra Ary officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Tuesday 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

Howard “Junior” O’Dell (September 14, 2017)

Howard “Junior” O’Dell age 85, of Arcanum, Ohio passed away at 8:50 AM on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at Village Green Healthcare Center in Greenville, Ohio.

He was born April 15, 1932, in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Howard & Mabel (Sellers) O’Dell. In addition to his parents, Junior was also preceded in death by his wife, Florence E. (Miller) O’Dell; son, John H. O’Dell; brothers, DeWitt, Wilbur and Richard O’Dell; and sisters, Jeanette Ashworth and Francine Baker.

Junior was a lifelong, hardworking farmer.

Junior is survived by his daughters & sons-in-law, Karen & Larry Duncan of Greenville, Ohio, Kathy & Jim Greendyke of Greenville, Ohio, Peggy & Neil Dean of Port Charlotte, Florida, Lisa & Doug Krickenbarger of West Alexandria, Ohio and Linda & Craig Schweitzer of Powell, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Elaine Weidner of Arcanum, Ohio, Sara Gray of Arcanum, Ohio and Charlotte Weinzierl of Michigan; special friend, Phyllis Delaplane of Logan, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday, September 18, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Larry Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Ithaca Cemetery in Ithaca. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care or the Cancer Association of Darke County. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Cynthia “Cindy” Devor (September 12, 2017)

Cynthia “Cindy” Devor, 62 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 1:49 PM at Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, Ohio. She was born November 30, 1954 in Union City, Indiana the daughter of the late William & Alberta (Grim) Holden. She was a member of the Union City Eagles.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Gary Devor; sister: Deb Rohr.

She is survived by her children: Cory Devor and Sarah Devor; her grandchildren: Alaina, Adeline, & Liam Devor; brothers & sisters in law: Jerry & Ann Grim, Steve & Linda Holden, Doc Holden, Mark Holden; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Monday September 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Gary Oser officiating. Burial will be held in Greenville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help offset funeral expenses.

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

Leona Sheets (September 13, 2017)

Leona Sheets, 79, of Rossburg, passed away, Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at home surrounded by her family.

She was born February 14, 1938 in Troy, Ohio, the daughter of the late Leonard and Arthella “Peggy” (Tucker) Walters.

In addition to her parents, Leona was preceded in death by her son, Larry E. Sheets; and her sister, Sarah Miller-Holbein.

Leona was a 1956 graduate of Ansonia High School. She was a librarian at the Greenville Public Library where she also drove the book mobile. Later on, she was a bus driver for Anthony Wayne Early Childhood Development Center. Seventeen years ago, Leona along with her sister, Sarah, started the Third Thursday Quilt Club which is still active. She helped with the Emmaus Walks in Darke County and was one of the first volunteer EMT’s at Ansonia EMS. Leona and Albert liked to ride their motorcycle, camping at the Darke County Fair, and going to bluegrass festivals.

Leona is survived by her husband of 61 years, Albert H. ”Buck” Sheets of Rossburg, whom she married May 9,1956; her daughters and sons-in-law, Susan E. Thornhill of San Antonio, Texas, Charlotte A. (Keith) Threewits of Union City; Ruth E. Nusbaum of Celina; Marilyn K. (Jeff) Cotner of Eaton; Judy C. (Robert) Stachler of Greenville; 13 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; her sister, Norma Smetzer of Port Clinton, Ohio; her brother and sister-in-law, Jerry (Barbara) Walters of Oregon; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Eric Knight officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

Family and Friends may visit on Tuesday, September 19 ,2017 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the funeral home.

The family request memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Tony Hedger (September 12, 2017)

Tony Hedger, 62, of Hollansburg, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

He was born July 27,1955 in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Harold Hedger and Lucy (Hall) Hedger of Hollansburg.

In addition to his father, Tony was preceded in death by, his father-in-law, Jack Miller; brothers-in-law, Scott Miller and Jeff Miller; and best friends, Pie and Kenny Phillips.

Tony was a 1975 graduate of Tri-Village High School. He had worked for Fram for 42 years. He enjoyed attending USAC National Sprint Car Races, riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle, and four wheeling on the family farm. Most of all, Tony loved spending time with his family and friends. Tony was a very devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, and uncle. The memories of Tony's life will be cherished and he will be missed greatly by all who knew him.

Tony is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sheryll (Miller) Hedger of Hollansburg, whom he married on October 19, 1973; son, Jason Hedger of Palestine; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry (Matt) Sharp of Greenville; grandchildren, Jarod Sharp, Dakota Edger, Loren Sharp, and Jadyn (Jazzybell) Sharp; great grandson, Kohen Sharp; sister, Shirley Tapp of Hollansburg; nieces, Kristi (John) Thiebeau and Misti (Terry) Tuente, Jenna (Colton) Forte; nephews, Adam (Holly) Miller, Jacob Miller, Jack Rifenberg, Graham Shafer; great nieces, Lucy and Trina Tuente; mother-in-law, Marilyn Miller of Greenville; sisters-in-law, Dawn Shafer of Greenville and Lori Miller of Greenville.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held 12:00 PM Friday, September 15, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home, with Pastor John Sgro officiating. For those attending, Tony's family has requested casual dress attire.

Family and friends may visit from 10 AM to 12 PM Friday, September 15, 2017 also at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to The ALS Association Central & Southern Ohio Chapter, 1170 Old Henderson Road Suite 221, Columbus, Ohio, 43220 or 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

Lowell E. Brandon (September 12, 2017)

Lowell E. Brandon, 95 of Greenville, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

He was born March 16, 1922 in Savona, Ohio, the son of the late Chester and Dora (Noggle) Brandon.

In addition to his parents, Lowell is preceded in death by his wife Marlene (Hamilton) Brandon; his son, Phillip Brandon.

Lowell served his country honorably in the United States Army during WWII. He loved to travel to his cottage in Michigan, there he spent much of his time fishing and riding on the pontoon boat. During the winters, Lowell and his wife spent their time at their home in Mesa, Arizona.

Lowell is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Robert (Judy) Brandon of Greenville and Ronald (Kim) Brandon of Winchester, Indiana; his grandchildren, Lisa Simpson, Kimberly (Ryan) Anthony, Robert P. (Kim) Brandon, David C. Brandon, Kelly (Jason) Laux, Brian (Lora) Brandon, Christine (Kenny) Miller; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; numerous step grandchildren, step great grandchildren and step great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends may visit on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 12:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, with Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Fort Jefferson, Ohio with military honors being conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

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

Alden E. Hittle (September 10, 2017)

Alden E. Hittle, age 80, of Dayton, Ohio, and formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM at Heartland of Greenville. He was born on July 15, 1937 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Raymond & Edna (Howell) Hittle.

Alden is survived by his daughter and son in law, Cynthia & Kent Fritz of Ft. Recovery, Ohio; sons and daughter in law, Scott & Sue Hittle of Kansas City, Missouri, and Tim Hittle of Union City, Ohio; 8 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; brothers and sister in law, Donnie & Marilyn Hittle of Greenville and Gary Hittle of Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, Lewis “Junior” Hittle.

Alden worked at the Broadway Auto Sales which was later known as the Genuine Auto Sales, Party Dock, Sears, Dority Chrysler Plymouth and Rodefeld’s all in Greenville. He was a member of the United Sates Army serving from Oct. 19, 1960 to Oct. 18, 1962. He loved woodworking and was an avid sports fan. He loved the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. He also collected Franklin Mint Cars and loved watching NASCAR.

There will be a service held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio, where the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will conduct a Military Graveside Service. Family will receive friends on Friday from noon until the time of the service.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the VFW or American Legion in Greenville. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Junior Turner (September 10, 2017)

Junior Turner, 94, of Ansonia, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

He was born June 7, 1923 in Rossburg, Ohio, to the late Balinger and Grace (Gray) Turner. In addition to his parents Junior was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard Wayne Turner and Russell Turner; sisters, Anna Mary Taylor, Ruth Schaar, Dorothy Boyd, Alta Peters, Alice Wentworth, Mildred Hocker, Virginia Gilmore, and his twin sister, June Wentworth.

Junior served his country honorably in the United States Army during WWII. He was a member of Ansonia First Church of God. Junior had many passions in life; he loved fishing and bowling, but above all, he loved his family. He adored his grandchildren, he was always worried about others and he loved his Lord. Junior was a kind and generous man and he will be missed by all.

Junior is survived by his wife of 72 years, Phyllis (Boze) Turner; daughters, Diann (John) Hartzell and Vickie (Mike) Doyle; sons, Jerry (Carrie) Turner and Tim (Jan) Turner all of Ansonia; grandchildren, Brian (Lora) Brandon, Kelly (Jason) Laux, Laurie (Mike) Erwin, Lisa (Todd) Mowery, Robin (Jerry) Spencer, Kristin (Jeremy Miller) Doyle, Abby (Zack) Evers, Sarah (Kenny) Edwards, Audrey (Adam) Kaiser, Aaron (Nichole Dugan) Turner, Alec (Brittany Broering) Turner, Eric Hartzell; 29 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; a brother, Bob (Nadine) Turner of Rossburg; a sister, Norma Rammel of Greenville; sister-in-law, Janet Turner of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held 10:30 AM Friday, September 15, 2017 at Ansonia First Church of God, 750 S. Main Street, Ansonia, with Pastor Derek Specht officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Garden.

Family and friends may visit from 5 PM to 7PM Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, and again Friday from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM at the Church.

Memorial contributions may be given to Ansonia First Church of God, 750 S. Main Street, Ansonia, Ohio.

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

Gloria Gaynell (Harless) Hollinger (September 9, 2017)

Gloria Gaynell (Harless) Hollinger, 89 of Greenville, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017. Gloria was born on August 16, 1928 in Greenville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Paul and Verona Harless of New Madison.

In addition to her parents, Gloria was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Daniel Hollinger.

She is survived by her children and their spouses: Nick and Joanie Hollinger of New Madison, Gary and Michelle (Hollinger) Cohee of Greenville, and Kevin and Teresa Hollinger of New Madison; her grandchildren and their spouses: Brent and Jen Hollinger of New Madison, Eric and Christy (Hollinger) Sarver of New Madison, Adam and Kami Hollinger of New Madison, Sean and Yolandaleah (Cohee) Olding of Liberty Township, Brian and Hannah (Hollinger) Arbogast of New Madison, Nic and Elisabeth (Hollinger) Rausch of Greenville, Jimmy and Ruth (Hollinger) Ragsdale of New Madison, and Ben and Sarah Hollinger of New Madison; 22 great grandchildren; 1 great, great grandchild; and her sister, Tamara Mote.

Gloria graduated from Palestine High School in 1946. She graduated from Miami Valley School of nursing in 1949. She married her childhood friend and high school sweetheart, Daniel Hollinger, September 11, 1949. They resided in New Madison for most of their married lives.

A private funeral service will be held at Oliver Funeral Home in Greenville; burial followed in the Greenmound Cemetery.

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

Braund Pope and Oliver Floyd Funeral Homes

Monday, September 11, 2017

Brian Allan Voisard (September 9, 2017)

Brian Allan Voisard, age 26, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 4:31 AM at his residence. He was born on April 6, 1991 in Greenville, Ohio, to Rick & Jackie (Laub) Voisard of Versailles, Ohio.

Brian was an avid Pittsburg Steelers fan. 2009 Graduate of Versailles High School where he played the bells and drums for the high school band. He was a graduate of Wright State University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Brian loved computers and collecting monopoly games. He always enjoyed Poultry Days and playing cards at family get-togethers. He was loving, caring and always enjoyable to be around. He was the type to always see the positive in life.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his maternal grandmother, Carol (Sanders) Laub of Versailles, Ohio; aunts and uncles, Chris & Mike Gehron of Vandalia, Ohio, Bruce & Linda Laub of Bloomer, Ohio, Marlene Laub of Versailles, Dale & Betty Voisard of Tipp City, Ohio, Ron & Judy Voisard of Sidney, Ohio, Gene & Pam Voisard of Minster, Ohio, and Karen & Vern Rosenbeck of Russia, Ohio; numerous cousins; as well as Twila Oldham Laub of Greenville.

Brian is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, John Laub; paternal grandparents, Paul & Erna Voisard; aunts and uncle, Joyce & James Ratterman and Mary Voisard.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio. Burial will follow in the St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 4-8 PM and Friday from 9-10 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Muscular Dystrophy Association for research or Versailles Rescue Squad. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

William Louis McDaniel (September 7, 2017)

William Louis McDaniel, age 73, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM at Wayne HealthCare, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on December 15, 1943 in Columbus, Mississippi, to the late Lucien & Charleen (Shaw) McDaniel.

William is survived by his wife of 54 years Sheila (Smith) McDaniel of Greenville whom he married on November 17, 1962; sons and daughter in law, Troy McDaniel and Shannon & Dawn McDaniel both of Greenville; daughter, Dana Baker of Huber Heights, Ohio; grandchildren, Ashley McDaniel, Levi Baker, Jordan Blanton, Madyson McDaniel, Irina McDaniel, Nina McDaniel, Elisa McDaniel, Maria McDaniel, Tristan McDaniel, Sarah McDaniel, Alex McDaniel and William L. McDaniel III; great grandchildren, Daniel, David and Lily Horne; sisters, Jean (Pat) Russ of Union City, IN, and Cheryle (Mike Ford) Blankenship of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his son, William L. McDaniel II and brothers, Lucien & Richard McDaniel.

William retired in 2004 from General Motors after 39 years of service. William served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and American Legion in Greenville. He was an avid fisherman and loved hunting. He attended the Greenville Baptist Temple in Greenville.

There will be a service held on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Mark Ridgeway officiating. Family will receive friends on Monday from 4-7 PM at the funeral home.

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

John B. Falknor (September 7, 2017)

John B. Falknor, 94, of New Madison passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at his residence.

John was born February 14, 1923 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late John B. and Marie (Eley) Falknor.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sisters, Ruthanna Butts and Helen (Petey) Hodgin.

John was a member of the New Madison First United Methodist Church and was a 1941 graduate from New Madison High School. He was a past member of the Darke County Farm Bureau.

John is survived by his brother, Jim Falknor of New Madison; nephews, Kirk (Becky) Falknor of Maumee, Ohio, Chris Falknor of Kettering, Jim (Shari) Butts of Sidney, Phil (Donna) Butts of Florida, and Bill (Becky) Hodgin of Lewisburg; nieces, Sheila (Walt) Ketring, Gail Farmer, and Marene Hodgin-Farmer; numerous great nieces and nephews.

A graveside Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Greenmound Cemetery with Pastor Carol Duffield and Pastor David Richey officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Madison First United Methodist Church, 149 N. Main Street, New Madison, Ohio 45346.

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

E. E. “Joe” Bredeson (September 5, 2017)

E. E. “Joe” Bredeson, 96, of Greenville, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio.

Joe was born November 20, 1920 on a farm Near Madison, Wisconsin, to the late Carl and Jennie (Anfinson) Bredeson.

In addition to his parents, Joe is preceded in death by his wife Denise Bredeson, a brother, Glenn Bredeson and an half brother, Albert Kvammen.

Joe attended the University of Wisconsin prior to joining the United States Army. While in Europe, serving in the Army (101st Airborne Division), he received both the Purple Heart and the Silver Star medals during the invasion of Normandy. It was during his time in Europe, he met and married his wife, Denise Charpentier. After returning to the states in 1946, he began to work with Swift & Co. (ag-chem division) serving in several managerial positions with his final position in Greenville, Ohio. Joe is a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Greenville.

Joe is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jack Allen (Debbie) Bredeson of Union, Ohio; his daughter and son-in-law, Maxine Patricia (Robert) DeBard of Ninety-Six, South Carolina; his grandchildren, Lori Robb of Orlando, Florida, Rob DeBard of Hollywood, California, Matthew Bredeson and Jonathan Bredeson both of Union, Ohio; his great grandchildren, Lilly and Leah Gringeri of Orlando, Florida

Family and Friends may visit on Saturday, September 9,2017 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the funeral home with Pastor Dale Boeger officiating. Burial will be in Abbottsville Cemetery with graveside military honors conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or to First Assembly of God. 7219 St, Rt. 118, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Janet Mae Bey (September 3, 2017)

Janet Mae Bey, 74, of Versailles, passed away Sunday September 3, 2017 at her home.

Janet was born on April 3, 1943 in Darke County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Allen and Luella (Sanders) Mendenhall.

In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her husband, John Bey, whom she married February 11, 1961; her daughter, Patricia Schoen; and six brothers and sisters, Gary, Johnny, Kathy, Larry and Duane Mendenhall, and Carolyn Minnich.

Janet worked at Weaver Bros. in Versailles for over 23 years. She enjoyed garage sales, crossword and Jigsaw puzzles, and collecting candles, chicken figurines and commemorative quarters. She was friendly and outgoing. Coffee was her favorite hobby and good conversation with a cup of coffee was a good day. Janet has touched many hearts and has left many memories.

Janet is survived by her children and their spouses, Terry Bey of Greenville, Karen and Larry Smith of Greenville, and John and Sandra Bey of Versailles; eight grandchildren, Janelle Smith, Amanda Smith, Billy and his wife Amber Bey, Tiffany Bey, Eric Norman, Amber Schoen, Heather Bey, and Ashley Bey; two step grandchildren, Michael Whittaker and Stephanie Shimp; and 11 great grandchildren. Janet also leaves behind her sister and brother-in-law, Mary Lou and Donnie Dowell; and countless nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, September 8, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles.

Family and friends may visit Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

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

Roger Alan Flory (September 4, 2017)

Roger Alan Flory, age 67 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 8:15 AM Monday September 4, 2017 at the Dayton VA Medical Center. He was born June 19, 1950 in Greenville, Ohio and the son of the late Albert and Muriel (Jones) Flory.

Roger was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Navy.

He was retired as an Office Equipment Technician and was a former member of the V.F.W. in Dothan, Alabama.

Roger is survived by his sister Sandra (Tom) McGriff of Greenville and 3 nephews and their families.

Private Funeral Services will be held in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with full Military Honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. Burial will follow in the Dayton VA National Cemetery.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Hospice Unit at the Dayton VA Medical Center 4100 W. Third St., Dayton, Ohio, 45428.

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

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Ben Clark Hudson (September 3, 2017)

Ben Clark Hudson, 86, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

Ben was born on September 19, 1930 in Dayton, a son of the late Ben and Molly (Beach) Hudson.

In addition to his parents, Ben was preceded in death by three sisters, Ann Menchhofer, Francis Randall and Marie Harris.

Ben served his country honorably in the United States Army serving in the Korean War. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville. Ben had worked at Fram as a Quality Control Inspector and retired after 41 years of service. He was a member of the Gettysburg Masonic Lodge, the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio, Grand Council of the Royal and Select Masons of Ohio and the AASR. Ben also belonged to the Antioch Shriners.

Ben is survived by his wife of 58 years, Karen (O’Brien) Hudson, whom he married April 24, 1959; and his daughter, Sherry Hudson of Cincinnati, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church of Greenville with Rev. John Person officiating. Burial, with full military honors provided by the Greenville Honor Guard, will follow in Greenville Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 6:45 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home, and again Thursday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the Church. A Masonic service will be held Wednesday at 6:45 PM, at the funeral home, conducted by the Gettysburg Masonic Lodge.

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

John P. Thiebeau (September 4, 2017)

John P. Thiebeau 80 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Monday September 4, 2017 at 7:44 AM at the Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. He was born December 2, 1936 in Frenchtown, Ohio the son of the late Chalmer & Georgianna (Batty) Thiebeau. He was a mechanic for Thiebeau Auto Service, Elson Ford and retired from Riverside. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his children & spouses: Jane & Douglas Weaver of Versailles, Jerry Thiebeau of Versailles, John & Kristina (Rogers) Thiebeau of Versailles, Tina & Mike Bergman of Versailles, Kathy & Jeff Unger of Greenville; grandchildren: Christy Vogel, Ryan (Arlene) Vogel, Jennifer (Wes) Overholser, Nicolas (Brittany) Thiebeau, Derek Bergman, Arielle ( Jay) Heitkamp, Joshua (Suzie) Schilling, Kenny (Ashley) Schilling, Justin (Britney) Schilling, Kyrie Unger; step grandchildren: Jonathan Unger, Zachary Unger, Seth Unger; 17 great grandchildren; brother: Jim Thiebeau of Versailles; sister: Lois Poly of St. Mary’s, Ohio.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday September 9, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio with Rev. Fr. Jim Duell officiating. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 8:30 AM until 10:30 AM on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or American Heart Association.

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

Treva E. Meiring (September 3, 2017)

Treva E. Meiring, 90 of Piqua, Ohio passed away on Sunday September 3, 2017 at 12:05 AM at the Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. She was born march 3, 1927 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late Harrison & Clara M (Fritz) Johnston. She worked in the service department at Sears. She was a member of the Piqua Church of the Nazarene.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Edward R. Meiring; brothers: Robert, Otis, Ralph, Bob & Tom Johnston; sisters: Rosetta Grise, Catherine McKibben, & Drusilla Hartle.

She is survived by numerous nieces & nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday September 7, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Miami Memorial Park, Covington, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Thursday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home.

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

Doyle L. Hemmerich (September 1, 2017)

Doyle L. Hemmerich, 91 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Friday September 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM at his residence. He was born march 2, 1926 in Darke County, Ohio the son of the late Clarence & Susie Olive (Netzley) Hemmerich. He was a farmer. He served honorably in the United States Army Air Corp in World War II He completed basic training at Camp Walters, Texas and Kingsfield Areal Gunnery Training in Spokane, Washington and served in the 8th Air Force 316th Bombardment Wing 346 Bombardment Group serving 10 months in Okinawa and 2 weeks in Japan. He was discharged at the rank of Seargent. He was a lifetime member of the Greenville V.F.W. Post # 7262.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Naomi Vere (Kimmel) Hemmerich whom he married June 16, 1951; brother: Ken Hemmerich; sisters: Carolyn K. Huelskamp, Sue Ann Gearhart; great granddaughter: Adele Hemmerich.

He is survived by his children & spouses: Judith “Jane” & Bruce Kaiser of Greenville, Theodore Dean “Ted” & Deborah Hemmerich of Greenville, Michael A. & Julie Hemmerich of Dublin, Ohio; grandchildren: Jacob Lee (Angela) Hemmerich, Natalie Lynn (Alexa) Hemmerich, Megan (Chris) Smith, Jennifer (Mark) Yost, Cara (Mike) Bourassa, Matthew (Julie) Hemmerich, Nicholas Hemmerich; 11 great grandchildren; brother in law: Don Huelskamp; sister in law: Darlene Hemmerich Nagg; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Friday September 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday September 7, 2017 and 1 hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenville V.F.W., State of the Heart Hospice or the Cancer Association of Darke County.

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

Ron Gilbert (September 1, 2017)

Ron Gilbert, 69 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday September 1, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born June 12, 1948 in Greenville, Ohio the son of the late John & Glenna (Warner) Gilbert. He retired from Whirlpool.

He was a member of First Congregational Christian Church where he served as a deacon; Greenville Masonic Lodge # 143; Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton; Antioch Shrine; Darke County Shrine Club; he volunteered at the Darke County Parks and the Garst Museum; He was a 1966 Graduate of Greenville High School; and a 1971 Graduate of Defiance College.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and his in laws: Chester & Violet Cochran.

He is survived by the love of his life Ginger (Cochran) Gilbert of Greenville whom he was married to for 43 years and married May 4, 1974; his son: Chris Gilbert of Van Wert; daughter: Amber (Gilbert) Swaney and husband David of Dayton; Grandchildren who called him PAPARON: McKenna & Elizabeth Gilbert, Evan “Little Buddy” Swaney, & step grandchild: Molly Hardin; brother in law: Phil Mong; sister in law: Sharon Condy; aunts: Helen Coppess of Ansonia, Donna & Bob Warner of Tipp City; special friends: Duane & Becky Miller & Ellen Swaney; loving dogs: Lily & Wicket; numerous nieces, nephews & cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday September 6, 2017 at 5:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home. A Masonic memorial service with Scottish Rite Ring ceremony will be conducted at 4:45 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Association or the American Heart Association.

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

Maya A. Penny (September 1, 2017)

Maya A. Penny age 89 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 3:01 AM Friday September 1, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital Dayton, Ohio. Maya was born November 6, 1927 in Kirchheim Teck Germany and the daughter of the late Karl F. and Anna E. (Benz) Wurster.

She moved to the United States in 1948 and married her husband John A. Penny February 8, 1948.

Maya retired in 1989 from Eatmore Market of Greenville where she had been employed as their bookkeeper. She was a member of the Emmaus New Testament Church of Greenville, the Democratic Women’s Club of Darke County and enjoyed crocheting and was particularly proud of the United States Flag she crocheted.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John A. Penny September 16, 2009 and her sister Doris G. Schurer.

Maya is survived by her son Carl Vogel of Tarpon Springs, Florida and her brother Willy Wurster of Stuttgart, Germany.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday September 8, 2017 in the Brethren Retirement Community Chapel 750 Chestnut Street Greenville, Ohio with Pastors Jim Leonard and John Glenn co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday from 1:00 PM until time of the services in the Chapel at the Brethren Retirement Community.

Funeral arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Shirley E. (Sellers) Turner (September 2, 2017)

Shirley E. (Sellers) Turner was born on September 23, 1949 to Clarence and Pauline (Williams) Sellers in Muncie, Indiana and gained her heavenly wings on September 2, 2017 surrounded by her loving family at home.

Shirley was an accomplished seamstress who enjoyed creating unique personalized quilts for each of her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She loved remodeling her home and creating beautiful things with her hands.

Shirley attended Muncie Central High School in Muncie, Indiana. Shirley was a long time employee of Whirlpool Corp., Greenville, Ohio, retiring in 2016 after 19 years.

Shirley married her high school sweetheart, Roy Turner on May 15, 1965, in Muncie, Indiana. In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her great grandson, Jaxin Alexander Steward.

Shirley is survived by her husband, children and their spouses. Renea (Paul Sr) McCleskey, Ron (Laura) Turner, Christy (Keith) Smith and Dan (Beth) Turner. Grandchildren Ashley McCleskey, Danielle Richard, Paul (Nicole Smith) McCleskey Jr., Victoria (Matt) Smith, Blake (Vannessa) Owens, Denyse (Kirsten Davis) Turner, Paige Philip, Courtney Turner, Stephanie (Thomas Preston) Whetstone, Alexas Copeland, Trinnity Smith, Braydon Smith and Kenton Turner. Great grandchildren Brooklyn and Parker Kaffenberger, Laurenz Steward, Riley and Ashlynn Richard, Harper Whiting, Finley McCleskey, Iris Smith, Leland and Oliver Compton, Isabella Owens and Aiden Preston. Sister, Patty (Gene) Shimer. Brother Mike (Melinda) Sellers. Numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Services in care of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville Ohio. Family will receive friends at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday September 5, 2017 with funeral at Trinity Wesleyan Church 1400 East Main Street Greenville, Ohio on Wednesday September 6, 2017 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Rick Kavanaugh & Pastor Wes Lynch officiating. Burial will follow in Ansonia Cemetery. It was Shirley’s wish that her life be celebrated. She requested no black attire for her services. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice, Trinity Wesleyan Church or Ansonia Church of God.

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

Shannon Francis Vanatta (August 24, 2017)

Shannon Francis Vanatta, 62, of Union City, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at her home.

Shannon was born on January 1, 1955 in Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter of the late Hubert Pitts and Edna Hamlett.

In addition to her parents, Shannon was preceded in death by her son, Jason Wolfe.

Shannon had a love of life that was infectious. She was a voracious reader, sometimes reading several books in a single day. She loved animals, especially her dogs, Gunner, Greta and the late Lexi. She enjoyed the outdoors, boating and relaxing on Celina Lake with friends and family, tending to her outdoor plants and baskets, and floating in the pool with an ice-cold margarita. She was an amazing host and loved to entertain guests. Everyone would look forward to the exquisite BBQ that she would help Todd prepare and serve. They had plenty of practice preparing world-class BBQ through their many years of owning and operating Smokestack BBQ.

Shannon’s greatest passion, however, was being a caregiver. She devoted her life to caring for the needs of senior citizens and the last three years also caring for Todd. She was the current Community Relations Manager for Enlivant Addison Place, a senior assisted living facility in New Castle, Indiana. She was Aunt Shannon to everyone, and FAS (Favorite Aunt Shannon) to a precious few. Shannon was a rare and special person. It can be said that there has never been and there will never be another like her. Shannon’s favorite quote was, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened”.

Shannon is survived by her husband of 26 years, Todd Vanatta, whom she married December 13, 1990; her son, Blane Francis of Overland Park, Kansas City, Missouri; daughter-in-law Nickie Wolfe of Lafayette, Louisiana; her grandchildren, Mason Francis, Olivia Francis, Jackson Wolfe and Mackenzie Wolfe; her sister-in-law (sis), Sandy Baker of Greenville; mother-in-law, Ruth (Vanatta) Fields of Greenville. Shannon also leaves behind her niece Monica (Jason) Hupman; nephews Chad Marker and Jason (Beth) Marker; great nephews, Jacob Gates and Brody Hupman; and great nieces, Rylie, Kayla and Addison Marker, and Haven and Tatum Marker; and special friends, Doreen Drue, Peggy Lynn and Anthony and countless others.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Eric Fee officiating.

Family and friends may visit on Thursday from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Funeral Home.

Memorial Contributions may be given to Darke County Humane Society, 7053 OH 49, Greenville, Ohio 45331; Cancer Association of Darke County, P.O. Box 781, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Donald Duane Holdeman (August 27, 2017)

Donald Duane Holdeman, 80, passed away early Sunday morning, August 27, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

Donald was born on June 30, 1937 in Ansonia, to the late Raymond and Goldie Holdeman.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters, Betty, Marvin, Emerson, Bill and Virginia.

Donald served his country honorably in the United States Navy. He loved his family and especially adored his grandkids. Donald liked to keep busy an enjoyed being outside doing yard-work. He loved sports and enjoyed watching any kind of car racing and the Cleveland Browns. Donald knew everyone and loved to spend time with friends and family sharing stories and memories. He was an Ansonian to the core being a 1955 Ansonia High School graduate. He kept up with the high school football team and had even donated memorabilia to the Ansonia Athletic Department. He looked forward to the holidays and spending them with those he loved most.

Donald is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joanne (Ray) Holdeman whom he married in November 1959; his two sons and daughter-in-law, Michael and Diane Holdeman of Greenville, and Shane Holdeman of Greenville; five grandchildren, Stephen, Chrissy, Dakota, Rayne and Amara Holdeman; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life service, with full military honors provided by the Greenville Honor Guard, will be held at 7:00PM, Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with District Elder Mark Jauss officiating.

Family and friends may visit Wednesday from 5:00PM to 7:00Pm at the funeral home.

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

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

David Kuck (August 24, 2017)

David Kuck, 68, of Greenville passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

David was born September 14, 1948 in Lima, the son of the late Lester and Mabel (Geib) Kuck.

David was preceded in death by his parents.

David had worked for Darke County Mental Health and Catholic Social Services as a family and child therapist. He was a graduate of The Ohio State University and was an avid OSU fan.

David is survived by his wife of 18 years, Jenny Kuck of Greenville, whom he married September 4, 1999; his son and daughter in law, Andrew (Cathrine ) Kuck of Austin, Texas; his daughter, Megan Kuck of Columbus; his grandchildren, Bennett Kuck and Ruby Kuck; his step sons, William Francis of Plano, Texas, Scott Francis of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Michael Francis of Lexington, Kentucky.


Services will be held at the convenience of the family.


Memorial contributions may be made to Brethren’s Home Resident Aid Fund.

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

Friday, August 25, 2017

Greg A. Campbell (August 22, 2017)

Greg A. Campbell, 56 of Ansonia, Ohio passed away of natural causes on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at his residence.

He was born November 14, 1960 in Greenville, the son of David and Velma (Rhotehamel) Campbell of Ansonia.

Greg is preceded in death by his brother, David (Doug) Campbell.

Greg graduated in 1979 from Ansonia High School, where he was active in band, chorus, and FFA, where he achieved the state farmer degree. He was also active in Boy Scouts of America, earning the rank of Eagle Scout. He worked for many years as a design engineer and in recent years was in a partnership with his father on the family farm. His other business ventures included real estate, stock trading, small business ownership, and numerous other activities. He enjoyed music, camping, flying his drone, and spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, Greg is survived by his son, Brad Campbell; daughter and son in law, Mandy (Ben) Jamison of Arcanum; his grandchildren, Emily, Easton, and Eliza Jamison; sister and brother in law, Brenda (Dan) Manning of St. Marys, Ohio; his niece, Tara (David) Reish; his nephews, Dusty Campbell, Max (Jessica) Manning, Sam Manning, and D.J. Manning; as well as great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and Friends may visit on Sunday, August 27,2017 from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions will be accepted during visitation.

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

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Bobby Buteau (August 22, 2017)

Bobby Buteau 85, of Greenville, passed away, Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

He was born August 17,1932 in Marion, Indiana, the son of the late David and Elsie (Culbertson) Buteau, Sr.

In addition to his parents, Bobby is preceded in death by his brothers, David, Tommy, Donald, Herb, Freddie, and Kenneth; and his sisters, Edna, Pauline, Eileen, and Ruth.

Bobby served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He worked many years at the Skate Place where he repaired skates, was a floor guard and helped maintain the facility. He was also a truck driver for many years, working for Classic Carrier in Versailles. He enjoyed working in the yard and the garden.

Bobby is survived by his son, Mike Buteau (Pat Baker) of Greenville; his daughter, Vickie (James) Hembree of Piqua; his grandchildren, Michael (Crissi) Buteau Jr. of Hollansburg, Christopher (Lacy) Buteau of New Madison, Crystal Buteau of Versailles, Adam (Shellie) Hembree of Covington, Josh (Sara)Hembree of Piqua, and Stacey (Marshall) Poling of Piqua; 20 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; sister, Betty Gibson of Marion, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 12:30 PM Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Tony Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens with graveside military honors conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

Family and Friends may visit on Saturday, August 26,2017 from 10:30 AM until 12:30 PM at the funeral home.

The family requests memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Raymond J. Swartout III (August 17, 2017)

Raymond J. Swartout III, 70 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away on Thursday August 17, 2017 at 5:59 AM. He was born July 23, 1947 in Adrian, Michigan the son of Betty Lou (Byrne) Bell and the late Raymond J. Swartout.

He is preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his mother; his wife: Joanna J. (Stephenson) Swartout of Arcanum; children & spouses: Raymond & Shonda Swartout, Monica & John Adkins; grandchildren: Logan Ray Emerson, Isaac Michael Swartout, Raymond J. Swartout V “Thorne”, Harley Desiree Adkins & Joe Mercer, Alyssa Lynn Crosby & Josh Glick, Gage Robertson Emerson, Jasmine Nicole Adkins; brothers & sister in law: Larry Swartout, Gordon & Anita Jones; sister: Dawn Jones; numerous nieces, nephews & cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Friday August 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Danny Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home. Veteran’s graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

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

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Rev. John J. Seeley (August 19, 2017)

Rev. John J. Seeley age 88, of Greenville passed away at 9:40 AM on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Rev. Seeley was born august 4, 1929, in Greenville to the late John M. & Irene Mae (Ramsey) Seeley.

Rev. Seeley is survived by his daughter, Beverly Rose of Greenville; and a nephew, Dick Shurte of Fairborn.

Rev. Seeley was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Harter) Seeley on November 30, 2002; and a sister, Helen Shurte.

Rev. Seeley was a retired minister of numerous Ohio Churches. Rev. Seeley was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church in Greenville where he was A Pastor of Care for many years.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, August 28, 2017, at Nashville Cemetery on Greenville-Nashville Rd. Greenville with Pastor Wes Lynch officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

George W. Rhoades (August 20, 2017)

George W. Rhoades, age 91, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 5:30 AM at Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. He was born on June 24, 1926 in Shelby County, Ohio, to the late Lowell M. & Pearl E. (Feitshans) Rhoades.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years Louise B. (Boyer) Rhoades of Versailles, Ohio, whom he married on August 7, 1948; children and their spouses, Jane Boetel of California, Thomas Rhoades of Piqua, Ohio, Janet & Tom Mendenhall of Versailles, Ohio, and Shirley & Mark Schlater of St. Paris, Ohio; grandchildren: Troy Eisenhour, Kristopher (Nicole) Boetel, Jennifer (Matt) Millikin, Pamela (Chris) Koon, Cynthia (Doug) Young, John Larger, Bob (Carrie) Mendenhall, Doug (Sarah) Mendenhall, Andy (Beth) Schlater, Janelle (Ross) Loudenback and Ryan (Christine) Schlater, 23 great grandchildren: sisters in law, Carol Boyer of Covington, Ohio, and Millie Boyer of Florida; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his grandchildren, Amber Boetel and Kimberly Mendenhall; daughter in law, Virginia (Larger) Rhoades; sisters and brothers in law, Dorothy & Lester Warner, Margaret & Paul Morrow, William Boyer and Dale Boyer.

George was a member of the United States Army serving in World War II. He was a farmer for several years, worked at Weaver Brothers as well as 22 years for Aerovent Fan Company in Piqua before retiring in 1988. He was a lifetime member of Friedens Lutheran Church where he served on the church council. He was also a member of the Wayne Grange. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and was an avid Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Browns fan.

There will be a service held on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Friedens Lutheran Church, 11038 Versailles Rd. Versailles, Ohio, with Pastor Bob Akins officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 5-8 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. There will be a graveside military service conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Friedens Lutheran Church and the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Paul E. Morgan (August 17, 2017)

Paul E. Morgan, age 81 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 1:55 AM Thursday August 17, 2017 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center Greenville, Ohio. Paul was born March 30, 1936 in Versailles, Ohio and the son of the late Ralph and Evelyn (Sholley) Morgan.

Paul was retired from Tom Haworth Enterprises were he had been employed for 26 years as a carpenter.

He was a member of the First Congregational Christian Church of Greenville.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Crystal A. (Rhoades) Morgan May 13, 2011.

Paul is survived by his children Jim (Holly) Morgan of Piqua, Tony (Teresa) Morgan of Greenville, David (Becky) Morgan of Houston, Janice Morgan and Ron Bolen of Greenville, Steve (Alicia) Morgan of Greenville, Shirley (Shane) Mayo of Greenville and Diane Morgan and Mark Haney of Greenville; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister Betty (Jack) Hardy of Carson City, Nevada; cousin Jackie Poeppelman of Anna and special friend Janice Meade of Greenville.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday August 22, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the funeral home.

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.

Ruth E. Strait (August 15, 2017)

Ruth E. Strait, 86, of Greenville, passed away, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at home surrounded by her family.

She was born June 26, 1931 in Darke County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Marion and Blanche (Hart) Bateman.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Strait, and her son, Keith Strait.

Ruth was a member of Community United Methodist Church. She enjoyed volunteering at Community Help Center in Union City and with Bingo at Heartland of Greenville. Ruth was an avid reader and a lover of cats. She loved cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Ruth is survived by her daughters and son in law, Sharon Strait and Karen (Curtis) Davis all of Greenville; her grandchildren; Damon LeGrand of Greenville, Evelyn Lester of Dayton, and Curtis Davis III of Dayton; 9 great grandchildren; her brother and sister in law, Francis (Florence) Bateman,Jr. of New Weston; her sister and brother in law; Carol (Jim) Walls of Ansonia; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, August 18, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Mitch Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in the Teegarden Cemetery.

Family and Friends may visit on Friday, August 18,2017 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the funeral home.

The family request memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or Darke County Cancer Association, PO Box 781, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

William Richard “Bill” Lyle (August 14, 2017)

William Richard “Bill” Lyle, age 30, of Tipp City, Ohio, and formerly of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 6:40 PM at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio, after the result of a motorcycle accident. He was born on May 9, 1987 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Teresa (Wombold) Lyle of Versailles Ohio, and the late William B. Lyle.

In addition he is survived by his stepfather Dan Monnin of Versailles as well as his sisters and brother in law, Danielle & Randy Luthman of Versailles and Jill Urban of Berkley, Michigan; brother, Michael Gray of Covington; nieces and nephews, Caitlyn, Cole, Josh and Jayna Luthman and Owen Urban; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and friends.

Bill worked as a CNC Machinist. He enjoyed spending time with friends and loved anything with a motor in it. His passion was riding his motorcycles.

There will be a service held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. Jim Duell officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

A memorial fund will be set up in memory of Bill with the specific benefactor to be determined by the family. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Rev. Richard Shockney (August 14, 2017)

Rev. Richard Shockney, age 78 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Butler Township Dayton, Ohio passed away at 8:57 PM Monday August 14, 2017 at his residence. Richard was born October 8, 1938 in Greenville and the son of the late Ralph and Sarah (Paul) Shockney.

He retired in December of 2016 as the Pastor at East Dayton Church of the Brethren, a position he held for the past 15 years.

Richard was a veteran serving in the US Air Force, an avid fisherman, former airplane pilot as well as a flight instructor and served the Brethren Retirement Community as a Volunteer Chaplain.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Robert Shockney.

Richard is survived by his wife Carolyn Kay (Smith) Shockney of Greenville. They were married June 7, 1958. Also children Lora J. Shockney of Greenville and Steven (Samantha Culbertson) Shockney of Warrenton, VA; grandchildren Aimee (Miles) Jaramillo-Lambert, Scott Seeley, Shannon Seeley, Brandon Shockney and Angelica (Tyler) Nelson; 6 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday August 19, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Bob Bitner officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12 Noon until time of the services in the funeral home.

The Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard will conduct Full Military Honors at 2:00 PM Saturday in the funeral home.

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

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Emerson Wayne Arnett, Jr. (August 12, 2017)

Emerson Wayne Arnett, Jr., 78, of Greenville passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at his home.

He was born on June 29, 1939 in Greenville to the late Emerson, Sr. and Bernice (Oberer) Arnett.

In addition to his parents, Emerson was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Arnett, and his brother-in-law, John Myers.

Emerson was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a 24 year veteran of the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Fire Department. He was a member of the Greenville Moose Lodge #329 and Greenville Eagles Lodge #2177. In addition to his full-time fire fighter duties, he always had part-time jobs such as working at Quality Farm and Fleet, as an auctioneer, and frequenting garage sales and flea markets. In spite of his work schedule, Emerson always found time to spend with his family.

Emerson had quite the memorable personality, and was quite the character - and that character was Donald Duck. Emerson loved all the Disney characters, but Donald held a special place in his heart. He would play the part and speak just like Donald for all the kids. He also was an avid collector of Donald Duck memorabilia.

Emerson is survived by his wife of 23 years, Debbie (Burd) Arnett, whom he married on March 19, 1994. His children and their spouses, Falaeh and Michael Gerace of Greenville, Joseph and Bernadette Arnett of Katy, Texas, Christopher and Jenny Arnett of West Chester, Ohio, Veronica Sutherland of Greenville, Tonia and Rich Metz of Wapakoneta, Nicole and Brock Douglas of Wapakoneta, Andrea McHenry of Sidney, and Brooke Garcia of Fort Wayne, Indiana; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary and Phyllis Arnett of Greenville, and Larry and Cari Arnett of Florida; sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie Myers, Becky and David Simon, and Paula Anthony all of Greenville. Emerson also leaves a legacy of 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and countless nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 12:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Greenville Honor Guard.

Family and friends may visit on Wednesday prior to the service from 10 AM - 12 PM at the funeral home.

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

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

Tammy Jo Shapiro (August 11, 2017)

Tammy Jo Shapiro, 68, of Greenville, passed away on early Friday morning, August 11, 2017 at her home.

She was born on January 19, 1949 in Union City, IN, to the late Robert and Pauline (Fink) Lyons.

Tammy was a caring wife and wonderful mother to her two sons. She was proud of them and the men they had become. She was a kind-hearted person who liked everyone and everyone liked her. Above all else, she enjoyed being with her family and was very close to them, especially her father. She and Frank would spend many hours out on Indian Lake on their pontoon boat or cruising the county on their motorcycle. She truly enjoyed those times. Tammy loved all creatures, great and small. She would even make Frank capture and release spiders. She had a kind heart and a tender soul. Her family was truly blessed to have had her in their lives and she will be sorely and profoundly missed.

Tammy is survived by her husband of 17 years, Frank Shapiro, whom she married September 25, 1999; her sons, Dallas Humpolak of Arcanum, and Travis Humpolak of Greenville and their father, Andy Humpolak; her sister and brother-in-law, Sherry and Larry Masters of Safety Harbor, Florida; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Dr. Kim and Lynn Lyons of Pitsburg, and Kirby and Carolyn Lyons of Greenville; nieces, spouses and their children, Heather and Michael Werner and children Mason and Emma, all of Grenville, Kristi and Dustin Morr of Greenville, Paige and Deric Shuster and their son Preston, all of Safety Harbor, Florida, and Shelly Masters of Tampa, Florida.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Union City, Indiana.

Family and friends may visit Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home.

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

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

Joseph Barker (August 8, 2017)

Joseph Barker, 55, of Union City, Ohio passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at his residence.

He was born on April 19,1962 in Piqua, Ohio to Maxine (Hibert) Barker and the late Frank Barker.

No services are planned at this time. Services has been entrusted to Oliver Floyd Funeral in Greenville Ohio.

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

Alice "Faye" Schlecty (August 9, 2017)

Alice "Faye" Schlecty, 66, of Rossburg, Ohio passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

She was born on January 10, 1951 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Donald and Mary (Boyd) Warner.

Faye was an incredibly talented and creative person. She would gather materials and make wreaths and other craft items that were special and useful. She worked at the Calico Loft on Sweitzer Street and eventually bought it. She moved her store to Ansonia and began offering cut flowers alongside her many other creations. She was always involved in different community causes and would stand in defense of her beliefs.

Faye was always available to help her children and the school. She would make Christmas ornaments and sell them to help raise money for the school. To this day, there are numerous people who still hang her ornaments on their Christmas trees during the Holidays. She was a very dedicated and active member of the Rossburg United Methodist Church. She volunteered for the summer bible school programs and decorated the church for various Holidays. She loved to sing in the choir and did so as long has she could. Faye volunteered at the Pregnancy Help Center and crocheted and donated countless baby blankets and quilts.

Faye loved her family and enjoyed listening to Norb and Jeff play music. She loved all types of music ranging from old rock and roll, bluegrass and gospel. She was a faithful wife, devoted mother and was a pillar for her family. She was proud of her children and grandchildren. Faye was adored and respected by many and will be greatly missed by all.

Faye is survived by her husband, of 48 years, Norbert D. Schlecty, whom she married on December 21, 1968; a son, Jeffrey and Tonya Schlecty of New Weston, and a daughter, Laura Lovetto of Springville, Alabama; grandchildren, Ambrea Schlecty of Greenville, David Schlecty of Cincinnati, Paul Schlecty of New Weston, and Madison Lovetto of Jacksonville, Alabama; brother Chuck Warner of Alamogordo, New Mexico; and her sister, Cindy Pike of Greenville; and a host of treasured nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, August 14, 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 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, August 13,2017 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rossburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 128, Rossburg, Ohio 45362 or State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Larry Charles Rapier (August 1, 2017)

Larry Charles Rapier age 62, of Greenville, Ohio went to be with the Lord at 6:37 PM on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Larry was born March 5, 1955, in Woodbine, Kentucky to Betty (Hill) Rapier of Greenville and the late Charles E. Rapier.

In addition to his mother, Larry is also survived by his wife, Carissima (Vecera) Rapier whom he married July 17, 1993; daughters, Carmella Rapier of Greenville, Megan Rapier of Greenville and Cassie Rapier of Greenville; grandchildren, Serenity June and Scarlett Ann; brother, Perry Rapier of Greenville; sister, Dee Combs of Greenville; pet beagle, Sonny; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, Larry was also preceded in death by a brother, Tom Rapier; and sister, Linda Monhollen.

Larry retired from Corning Glass in Greenville where he was also the representative for American Flint Glass Workers Union, AFL-CIO. Larry was an avid Cincinnati Bengals fan, loved gardening, and watching the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? Larry’s main passion was his family and grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, August 14, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Jesse Teal officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 14, 2017, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Stroke Association 5455 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43214. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Linda S. (Pierron) Malott (August 7, 2017)

Linda S. (Pierron) Malott, 52 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Monday August 7, 2017 at 11:55 AM at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center. She was born May 26, 1965 in Greenville, Ohio the daughter of George Pierron of Greenville and the late Joyce (Swank) Pierron. She was a Child Support Case Worker.

She is preceded in death by her mother; nephew: Ryan Kimmel.

She is survived by her father; children & spouses: Curtis Hubbell of Greenville, Casey Malott of Greenville, Dustin & Brook Fox of Huber Heights, Zac & Kasey Fox of Tipp City; granddaughter: Aubrey Hubbell of Greenville; sisters & brothers in law: Lori & Mark Kimmel of Greenville, Lisa Fry of Fairborn; & numerous nieces & nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Monday August 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Brock Cemetery. There will be a processional line formed in the back parking lot of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home at 1:30 to go to the cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Breast Cancer Association.

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

Monday, August 7, 2017

Joyce Ann McEldowney (July 31, 2017)

Joyce Ann McEldowney age 77, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 12:44 AM on Monday, July 31, 2017, at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering. Joyce was born December 7, 1939, in Darke County to the late Benjamin & Virginia (Downing) Robison.

Joyce is survived by her sister & brother-in-law, Loretta F. & Larry Terhune of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was also preceded in death by her husband, John A. McEldowney on August 14, 2016, whom she married June 5, 1965; and brother, Donald E. “Donnie” Robison.

Joyce retired from Copeland in Sidney where she was an inspector for 39 years. Joyce was a member of the Towne Squares Quilt Club in Greenville and former member of the Ansonia Order of Eastern Star.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Fr. James Simons officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00 to 12:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Robert “Bob” Kaye Forney (August 5, 2017)

Robert “Bob” Kaye Forney, 86, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 5, 2017 at the Village Green Health Campus in Greenville, Ohio.

Born in Greenville, Ohio on Aug. 18, 1930, to Walter and Juanita (Shields) Forney, Bob graduated from Greenville High School in 1948 before attending Miami University of Ohio. He worked at United Telephone for 27 years and served as the City of Greenville Tax Administrator for 17 years.

Bob was a long-term member of the Eagles, Elks, American Legion and Moose. He was a 32nd-degree Mason and Shriner. Bob also served in the United States Naval Reserve for eight years.

Bob is survived by his three sons Rocky of Sidney, Ohio, Scott of Brockton, MA and Matthew (Lisa) of Dublin, Ohio: two grandsons Austin and Dylan; and special friend of more than 35 years Joy Bowers of Greenville. He was proceeded in death by his parents Walter and Juanita, and sister Phyllis.

The family will hold a visitation from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Thursday August 10, 2017 with the Greenville Masonic Lodge conducting a Masonic Memorial Service at 6:30 PM followed by a Scottish Rite Ring Degree Service. Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home 1499 N. Broadway St. Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (131 E. 4th St.; Greenville, Ohio 45331) or Greenville Masonic Lodge No. 143 (PO Box 44 Greenville, Ohio 45331).

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

Della Marie (Collins) Cassity (August 3, 2017)

Della Marie (Collins) Cassity, 93, of New Madison, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the State of the Heart Care Center.

Della was born on September 7, 1923 in Blairs Mills, Kentucky, to the late Walter and Dora (Lykins) Collins.

In addition to her parents, Della was preceded in death by her husband, Ivis Cassity; her brother, Clayton Collins; and her sister, Marlene Clevenger.

Della was a member of the American Legion, Universalist Church and Friends of the New Madison Library. Dell enjoyed working crossword puzzles, sewing and crocheting.

Della is survived by her children, Pat Nelson of New Madison, Pam and Mark Loxley of New Madison, and Roger and Janet Cassity of Arcanum; her grandchildren, Bruce and Karen Nelson of North Carolina, Jenny Anderson of Greenville, Jessi Loxley of Arcanum, David and Mallory Cassity of Springfield and Megan and Brad Wombolt of Versailles; her great grandchildren, Kristin Ward, Clay Loxley, Meredith Cassity and Ivis Cassity; her great great grandchildren; Hailie Gilbert and Lily Moss; her brother, Alden Collins of Wrigley, Kentucky; her sisters, Reva Lewis of Springfield and Dorothy Howard of Sandy Hook, Kentucky; several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00PM on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison with Pastor Gary Cloyd officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenmound Cemetery.

Family and Friends may visit from 12:00PM until 1:00 PM on Tuesday, August 8,2017 also at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Madison American Legion or to the New Madison Public Library.

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

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

David E. Harleman (July 31, 2017)

David E. Harleman age 58, of Arcanum passed away at 4:11 PM on Monday, July 31, 2017, at his residence. David was born May 26, 1959, in Greenville to Alice Mae (Fellers) Harleman of Gordon and the late Bobby L. Harleman.

In addition to his mother, David was also survived by his wife, Brenda (Campbell) Harleman whom he married May 3, 1986; daughter, Kalista Harleman of Arcanum; brother & sister-in-law, Harold & Debbie Jo Harleman of Arcanum; sister & brother-in-law, Debbie & James Taylor of Arcanum and Kathy Harleman of Gordon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, David is also preceded in death by his brother, Neil Harleman.

David worked for Miller Valentine Construction Co. in Dayton. He was a member of the Arcanum V.F.W.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Travis Qualls officiating. Burial will follow in Ithaca Cemetery in Ithaca. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Laura Marie (Price) Bunger

Laura Marie (Price) Bunger, 78 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away on Monday July 31, 2017 at 6:20 PM at her residence. She was born April 24, 1939 in Mannington. West Virginia the daughter of the late Norman & Ethel L. (Floyd) Price.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: John V. Bunger in 1988; step daughter: Amelia Bunger; brothers: David E. Price in infancy and William A. Price; sisters: Dawanda Deem, & Norma M. Teat.

She is survived by her children & spouses: Thomas Shelton of Greenville, Norman B. & Kim Shelton of Cleveland, Ohio, Carl R. & Betty Swiger II of Arcanum, William W. Swiger of Arcanum, Patricia M. & Albert Black of Richmond, Indiana, Joseph & A. Judy Swiger of Arcanum, & Faith A. McGuire & Barb Mays of Arcanum; step son: John V. Bunger of Nappanee, Indiana; 39 Grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; sisters & brother in law: Nina L. Park of Arcanum, Edith P. Baker of Greenville, Florence M. & Edmon Jones of Greenville; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday August 5, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Daniel Berdine officiating. Burial will follow in Ithaca Cemetery. Family will receive friend’s from8:30 AM until 10:30 AM 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, July 31, 2017

Harold William “Bill” Worthen (July 30, 2017)

Harold William “Bill” Worthen, age 66 of Algonac, Michigan and formerly of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:10 AM Sunday July 30, 2017 in Davison, MI. Bill was born October 4, 1950 in Greenville, Ohio and the son of the late William and Dorothy (Newbauer) Worthen.

He was an Automotive Consultant employed with Innovative Works in New Baltimore, MI.

Bill was the founder and very involved with SMAFF (St. Clair-Macomb Amateur Fastpitch Federation), enjoyed cooking and camping, time with his family particularly his grandchildren, building computers and repairing computers for friends and family, reading and studying technical Automotive Manuals, gardening and farming with an appreciation for John Deere equipment and also an avid OSU Buckeye Fan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Darlene Plessinger and a brother-in-law Eddie Stover.

Bill is survived by his wife Carolyn (Karnehm) Worthen of Algonac, MI. They were married March 23, 1974. Also children Channon “Bill” (Jennifer) Worthen of East China, MI and Erica (Kevin) Turner of Sidney, Ohio; grandchildren Blake Worthen, Will Fisher, Ashlee Worthen, Maggie Turner, Claire Turner and Ellie Turner; brother Robert Gene (Annie) Worthen of Greenville; sisters Phyllis Jane Stover of New Madison and Kay (Gary) Tillman of Georgia as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday August 3, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Joe LeMaster officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 9:00 AM until time of the services in the funeral home.

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

Rhonda L. Rismiller (July 29, 2017)

Rhonda L. Rismiller, age 53, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 6:05 PM at her residence. She was born on September 3, 1963 in Darke County, Ohio, to Goethe & Patty (Boolman) Rodeheffer of Ansonia, Ohio.

In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband, Jack Rismiller of Versailles, Ohio, whom she married on November 24, 1984; son, Dan Rismiller of Versailles; daughter and son in law, Bethany & Andy Brown of Arcanum, Ohio; granddaughters, Myra & Tabitha Brown; brother, Randy Rodeheffer of Lake View, Ohio, mother in law, Norma Rismiller of Versailles; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father in law, Glen Rismiller.

Rhonda worked at various places as a clerk, bookkeeper and bank teller. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in North Star where she was the treasurer for many years and the past president of church council. She was a longtime Girl Scout leader and a member of the Eastern Star. She volunteered at the food pantry and Versailles High School Band as well as numerous other places.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 13495 Greenville St. Mary’s Rd., North Star, Ohio, with Pastor Laura Shreffler officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in North Star. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 5-8 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio, as well as one hour prior to the service at the church.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Osgood Rescue or St. Paul Lutheran Church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com