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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

Steven Marshall Dakin (June 1, 2017)

Steven Marshall Dakin, 26, of Ansonia, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2017. He was born on January 4, 1991 in Greenville to Fred Dakin III of Rossburg and Linda Smith of Greenville.

Steven was preceded in death maternal grandmother, Anna Marie Smith, paternal grandparents, Fred Everett Dakin Jr. and Barbara Jean Rose.

Steven was employed at Pressure It Power Washing in Ansonia. He was a 2009 graduate of Greenville High School. Steven was an avid collector of Miami Dolphins memorabilia and active member of social media groups like Phin Nation and Phin Fans. He was active in his children’s sporting activities and even helped to coach their teams. Most of all, Steven enjoyed spending time with his family.

Steven is survived by his father and fiancé, Fred Dakin III and Marcia Nieport of Rossburg; mother and fiancé, Linda Smith and John Sexton of Greenville; maternal grandfather, Jim Smith Sr, of Union City; step mother of 23 years, Missy Dakin of Fort Recovery; fiancé, Marissa Dillman of Ansonia; sons, Jaden, Kieran, Kamran, Klayten, all at home; brothers, Fred Dakin IV of Tennessee and Dustin and Melissa Hall of Ansonia; sisters, Jennifer Fourman of Fort Recovery and Ashley Dakin of Greenville; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Rick Tennison, Pastor, Greenville Worship Center officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery

Family and friends may visit on Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 1PM - 4 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, Steven’s family request memorial contributions be given to the family to help with funeral expenses.

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

Charleigh Esmé Hart (May 23, 2017)

Charleigh Esmé Hart was born, sleeping, on May 23, 2017 at home. Charleigh was brought into this world surrounded by the love of daddy and mommy.

Such tiny hands wrapped around our hearts and filled us full of love in a matter of seconds. “An angel in the book of life wrote down my baby’s date of birth, then she whispered as she closed the book ‘Too beautiful for Earth’”.

Charleigh is living life through parents, Jared and Jorden (Price) Hart and siblings, Sophia and Rylen Hart all of Rossburg. Also providing memory of our angel is maternal grandparents, Scott and Kelli Price of New Madison; paternal grandparents, James Sr. and Dawn Hart of New Weston; great grandparents, Marion and Shirley Price of Rockford, and Eugene and Melody Noggler of Rosehill; as well as aunts and uncles, Dylen Price and Riley Hollinger of New Madison, Kyli Hart and Justin Schoenlein of Union City, James Hart of Indiana, and Jake Hart of Greenville. Many cousins, great aunts, uncles and friends celebrate the life of our sweet baby.

Our angel isn’t flying alone. Great grandpa Jerry Varvel as well as many more great-great grandparents and family are embracing Charleigh’s wings in heaven.

Don’t mourn our loss, embrace the beauty of our baby.

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

The family has entrusted Oliver Floyd Funeral Home with the services

Julia M. (O’Reilly) Mangen (May 28, 2017)

Julia M. (O’Reilly) Mangen slipped away to heaven early Sunday morning, May 28, 2017. She was born March 22, 1927 in McCartyville, Ohio to her late parents, James and Angela (Behr) O’Reilly. Proud of her Irish heritage, the family tradition was to celebrate her birthday with a St. Patrick’s day theme. On August 7, 1946, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McCartyville, Julia married the love of her life, George Mangen. He preceded her in death on, February 7, 2009; their 62 and half year anniversary. Julia is survived by her children Barbara (Fred) Labo of Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, Tony (Joanne) of Houston, Jerry (Deb) of Cedar Vale, Kansas, Dan of Tralcao, Chile, David, of Greenville, Traci (Steve) Kirner of Troy, and Rose (Bill) Biehl, of Fort Worth, Texas; also by children-in-law, Mary Ann Mangen and Chris Pehoski, of Amherst, Wisconsin, Cheryl Grider of Lawton, Oklahoma, and Tom Timmerman of Ft. Loramie. Two sons, Michael and Allen, daughter, Mary Ann Timmerman, grandchildren Jackie Labo and Joe Mangen, and 10 siblings preceded her in death. She is also survived by her siblings, Ruth Ann Walter, Leo (Norma) O’Reilly, in-laws Terentia Zumberger, John (Dorothy) Mangen, Juanita Hake and Sr. Maureen Mangen. She was Grandmother to 34 and Great-grandmother to 40.

She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles. She served the Funeral Choir, funeral dinners, Ladies Sodality and Prayer Chain. She also participated in the Friends of the Library.

After her marriage to George in 1946, the pair farmed acreage in Frenchtown; moving to Russia in 1966 where they made a home for their children until 1988 when they retired to Versailles. Julia was the epitome of a loving wife and mother, a seamstress and excellent cook; hard-working, resourceful and the hub of family life. She and George enjoyed gardening, playing cards and square dancing. They traveled to Switzerland, Rome, Austria, Chile, and the American west to visit far-flung family and friends. Julia maintained contact with many loved ones through cards and letters – mastering email in order to reach out to younger generations. Always the avid reader and games-smith, she enjoyed books on CD as her eyesight weakened. A devout Catholic, who believed in the power of intercessory prayer, her daily meditations were a cornerstone of her faith and an anchor for her family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 3rd at St. Denis Church in Versailles with the Rev. Haft Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Valbert Cemetery. A fellowship luncheon will follow in St. Denis church basement. Friends may call Friday, June 2nd from 2 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Bailey-Zechar funeral home in Versailles. Memorials may be made to the Food Pantry c/o Versailles Council of Churches.

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

I. Arlene Runner (May 30, 2017)

I. Arlene Runner, of New Madison, Ohio, entered into the arms of her Savior on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:40 AM at Heartland of Greenville. She was born on February 12, 1933 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Robert Bruce & Opal Alice (Pretzman) Skidmore.

Arlene is survived by her daughters and son in law, Deborah Rhoades of Monticello, Minnesota, and Denise & Roger Stahl of Greenville; son and daughter in law, David & Susie Runner of Louisville, Kentucky; grandchildren, Amanda Rhoades, Alyssa Rhoades, Tyler (Rachel) Kuhn, Devanny (Tommy) Boisert, Jeremy Stahl and Kyle (Jessica) Stahl; great grandchildren, Brooks Kuhn, Isabel Ochieng, Isaiah Ochieng, Waylon Stahl and Hunter Stahl; brother and sister in law, William & Betty Skidmore of Maryland; sister, Teresa Geraldine VanDine of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Runner whom she married on August 25, 1951 and son in law, Michael Rhoades.

Arlene was a member of the Palestine Church of Christ where she played the organ and was a former Sunday school teacher. She worked at Council of Rural Services for 13 years, Darke County Mental Health for 7 years, Sheller Globe in Union City for 12 years and then Fram for 11 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Darke County Farm Bureau. Arlene loved music and was a piano teacher. She was very proud of the fact that she received her Associates Degree from Edison Community College at the age of 60.

There will be a service held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Mike Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Tri-Village Rescue or Palestine Church of Christ. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Russell G. McWhinney (May 29, 2017)

Russell G. McWhinney age 75 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 2:09 PM Monday May 29, 2017 at the Rest Haven Nursing Home Greenville. Russell was born August 14, 1941 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and the son of the late Boyd Gordon and Lois Jeanette (Redman) McWhinney.

He was retired from Bing Lear of Berne, Indiana as an estimating engineer and was a veteran serving in the U.S. National Guard.

Russell was a member of the Toy Tractor Club, John Deere Two Cylinder Club, the Greenville American Legion, enjoyed yard work, his Mini Farm, hunting and NASCAR.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Jennifer (Williams) McWhinney and unborn son October 15, 1980, 2nd wife Judy McWhinney and Sister Suzanne Verburg.

Russell is survived by his son and daughter in law Gabriel (Jennifer) McWhinney of St. Paris, Ohio; grandchildren Kylie, Cora, Landon and Gavin McWhinney; brothers Jerry (Elaine) McWhinney of Middleville, MI., Marvin (Patricia) McWhinney of Hastings, MI. and Bruce (Marilyn) McWhinney of Middleville, MI.; sister Cheryl McWhinney of Middleville, MI., brother in law Richard Verburg of Howard City, MI; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a Special Friend Annette Buzard.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday June 3, 2017 at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

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

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

Helen P. Hoover (May 24, 2017)

Helen P. Hoover, 95, of New Madison, went to be with the Lord on May 24, 2017 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

Helen was born August 3, 1921 in Gilmore County, West Virginia, to the late Charles and Frances (Ratcliff) Lamb.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her first husband, Herald Williams in 1941, and her second husband, Kenneth Hoover, in 1969; two sisters, Ina and Bonnie; three brother, Lynn, Claude and Harley.

Helen was a quality control inspector for Corning Glass retiring after 27 years and belonged to the Corning Retirees. She loved to read and was active with the New Madison Library. She was a member of the Widows Club, Unit 245 of the American Legion Auxiliary in New Madison, and a 50+ year member of the Eastern Star, Fort Black Chapter.

Helen is survived by her Son, Harold Duane and wife Patricia Hoover of New Paris; two grandchildren, Joseph and wife Jona Hoover of Greenville, and Christal McConnell and her special friend Mark of Kalida, Ohio; four great grandchildren, Catherine Nicholson, Cassandra McConnell, Coy McConnell and Emma Hoover; one step great grandchild, JohnRay Aboa; and one great-great grandchild, Silas Gile; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11am Friday, June 2, 2017 at Greenmound Cemetery with pastor Kyle Herrmann officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 580 Lincoln Park Blvd., suite 320, Kettering, Ohio 45429-3493 or Unit 245 of the American Legion Auxiliary, P.O. Box 127, New Madison, Ohio 45358

The Family has entrusted services to Braund Pope and Oliver Floyd Funeral Homes.

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

Raymond Edward “Lefty” Westfall (May 26, 2017)

Raymond Edward “Lefty” Westfall, 91 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Friday May 26, 2017 at 9:41 PM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. He was born December 13, 1925 in Greenville, Ohio the son of the late Edward & Tillie (Mucie) Westfall.

He worked at Hobart for 43 years as a Cost Accountant. He served in the United States Army during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a 57 year member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge #143 and was master of the lodge in 1968; he had also been a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Barbara Westfall whom he married June 19, 1948; brothers: William Westfall & twin brothers Charles Richard, & Robert Francis Westfall; sisters: Ann Rehmert, Elizabeth Studebaker, Thelma Oler, & Margaret Viola Westfall.

He is survived by his daughter & son in law: Janet & David Wenning of Greenville; son & daughter in law: David & Angela Westfall of Greenville; grandchildren: Amanda Flory, Rochelle Wright, Matthew Wenning, Brian Westfall, Elizabeth Wenning, Justin Westfall; numerous great grandchildren; brother in law: Robert Oler.

Services will be held on Thursday June 1, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Don Myers, Pastor Joe Soley & Pastor Japeth Bear officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday May 31, 2017 at the funeral home. A Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted by the Greenville Masonic Lodge at 7:45 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home. Veteran’s graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care or the First Congregational Christian Church.

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

Miriam L. “Mickey” Dunn (May 28, 2017)

Miriam L. “Mickey” Dunn, 96, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Rest Haven Nursing Home. She was born April 26, 1921 in Mt. Auburn, IN, to the late Gilbert and Sarah (Williams) Hunt.

In addition to her parents, Mickey is preceded in death by her husband, James Dunn, whom she married November 8, 1941; her brother, Harold Hunt; and her sister, Jennie Koncz.

Mickey loved listening to and playing organ music. She enjoyed going swimming and dancing.

Mickey is survived by her daughters, Colleen Dalbey of Greenville and Maureen Pease of Troy; her grandchildren, Anita Dunn-Dalbey of New Madison, Matthew (Kelly) Pease of Eaton, and Kevin Pease (Samantha Jesse) of New Madison; her great grandchildren, Chelsea Wysong, Cody Petry, Kayla Pease, Kirstin Pease and Grant Heiser; a great great granddaughter, Teagan Wysong; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Rest Haven for the special care they gave to Mickey during her time there.

Burial will be held in the Greenmound Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

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

Travis Lee Foutz (May 23, 2017)

Travis Lee Foutz, age 35, of Bend, Oregon, and formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at St. Charles Hospital in Bend, Oregon. He was born on October 3, 1981 in Burlington, North Carolina.

Travis is survived by his Mother, Arlene (Everett) Garland, Father, Keith (Peggy) Foutz, Grandmother, Gerry Honeycutt all of Greenville, and brother, Brian (Genny) Foutz of Bend, OR.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Harry and Betty Foutz, and his Great Grandmother Mary Cooper of Greenville. .

Travis worked as an Operations Manager at Ibex in Bend, OR. He loved playing the guitar and many different forms of music and played with several bands in the Bend, Oregon area. He loved his best friend and brother, Brian most of all.

There will be a memorial service held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with John Schmidt officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to littlekidsrock.org, a group that restores, expands and innovates music education in schools. Condolences for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Catherine (Platt) Thomas (May 19, 2017)

Catherine (Platt) Thomas, 97, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday May 19, 2017 at 12:39 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community.

She was born on March 3, 1920 in Whitewater, Indiana, daughter of the late Omer and Ina (Jones) Platt.

She was a retired Dairy Farmer raising Holstein Friesian Cattle in Hollansburg community. A retired member if the Holstein Friesian state and national association, and Coba and Darke Rural Electric, she was also a member of the Hollansburg Christian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, R. Harrison (Harry) Thomas; brothers-in-law Karl Thomas and Myron Thomas, nephews, Darrell Thomas, Dicky Joe Metzcer; and niece Mary Hart.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Juanita Thomas; daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Don York and Paula and Terry DeWeese; four grandsons; one granddaughter; three great-grandsons; and sister-in-law, Eileen Dill; as well as nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday June 3, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community Chapel, 750 Chestnut Street, Greenville, Ohio. A private graveside service will be held at the Hollansburg Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hollansburg Christian Church, the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund, or State of the Heart Care.

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

Friday, May 26, 2017

Cletus Alvin Hilgefort (May 25, 2017)

Cletus Alvin Hilgefort, 88, of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Thursday May 25, 2017 at 8:50 AM at Village Green Health Campus, Greenville, Ohio. He was born August 29, 1928 in Fort Loramie, Ohio the son of the late William J. & Rose (Poeppleman) Hilgefort. He retired from Worch Lumber in Versailles in 1995 after 42 years and had also worked at Monarch. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Audrey A. (Moorman) Hilgefort whom he married June 28, 1952; brothers: Vernon Hilgefort, & Lester Hilgefort.

He is survived by his sons & daughters in law: Anthony & Julie (Miller) Hilgefort of Burton, MI., John & Karen (Berger) Hilgefort of Versailles, Ohio; daughter: Barbara & Edward McGrath of Troy, Ohio; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; sisters: Edna Ahlers of St. Mary’s, Ohio, Eileen Ahlers of Minster, Ohio, Phyllis Sherman of Minster, Ohio; numerous nieces & nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Ron Haft celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to Versailles Emergency Medical Services or State of the Heart Care.

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

Charles M. “Charlie” Musselman (May 23, 2017)

Charles M. “Charlie” Musselman, age 80, of Ansonia, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:23 PM at State of the Heart Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on January 22, 1937 in Pikeville, Ohio, to the late Wilber & Kathryn (Wills) Musselman.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Fullroth) Musselman of Ansonia, Ohio, whom he married on June 22, 2014; son and daughter in law, Chip & Sonya Musselman of Scotts, Michigan; daughter, Connie Musselman of Greenville; step children, Dan & Karen Stockslager of Greenville and Melissa Klosterman of Greenville; grandchildren, Tegan Musselman, Chance Parsons, Kaylee Musselman, Chet Michael Musselman Jr. and Araya Musselman; step grandchildren, Danielle (Teage) Martin, Mason Klosterman and Allen Klosterman; great grandson, Storm Parsons; siblings, Delbert Musselman, James Musselman, Gary Musselman, Goldie White, Jenny Fields, Cindy (Don) Ditty, Bonnie (John) Reed and Phyllis (Bob) Sherry; special friend, Wayne Burns of Indianapolis; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn Musselman; sons, Chad M. “Bubba” Musselman and Mike Musselman; and siblings, Wilma Musselman, Judy McWhinney and Robert Scheiding.

Charlie was a diesel mechanic for 32 years and was a member of the United State Army serving in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the VFW and Teamsters. He was a Boy Scout Leader for many years and enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, woodworking, working with flowers and in the yard and most of all spending time with his family.

There will be a service held on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Steve Short officiating. Burial will follow in the Hollansburg Cemetery, Hollansburg, Ohio, where a Military Graveside Service will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Family will receive friends on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 4-8 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Beamsville Christian Church. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Dale E. Anderson (May 24, 2017)

Dale E. Anderson, 88, of New Madison, passed away on May 24, 2017 at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana.

Dale was born on May 13, 1929 in, Preble County, OH, to the late Stanley and Bertha (Heckman) Anderson.

In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Anderson.

Dale was a very special and unique man. He was a self-employed entrepreneur. He had his hand in several things, including a service station, a car dealership, a farm and housing subdivision. He was the Assistant Chief of the New Madison Fire Department and the New Madison Police Officer for a time. Dale and Janice traveled the world and really enjoyed the cruises they took together. Dale’s passion was fishing. It has been said that you could fill a house, from floor to ceiling, with all the fish he’s caught over the years. He and Janice had a home in Michigan and Florida, so depending on the time of year would determine what fish he would be catching.

Dale is survived by his wife Janice (Beasley) Anderson, whom he married May 2, 1948; his children, Mark (Leah) Anderson of Spencerville, Indiana, Cathy (Alan) Corn of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Brian (Sharon) Anderson of New Madison, Ohio; grandchildren, Evan (Stephanie) Anderson of Troy, Ohio, Lauren (Brandon) Armstrong of Farmland, Indiana, Jennifer (David) Evans of Westfield, Indiana, Amy (Jason) Kabot of Huntertown, Indiana, Elizabeth (Ken) Lawson of Greenfield, Indiana, Catherine (Matt) McNew of New Madison, Ohio, Julie (Joel) Schroeder of Leo, Indiana, and Emily (Jason) Vertullo of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 10 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at New Madison First United Methodist Church, 149 N. Main Street, New Madison, with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Saturday, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the church.

Memorials may be given to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, through their website www.michaeljfox.org.

Family has entrusted services to Braund Pope and Oliver Floyd Funeral Homes.

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Jerry Michael Ryder (May 17, 2017)

Jerry Michael Ryder, 77, of Arcanum passed away on May 17, 2017 at Dayton VA Medical Center.

Jerry was born on July 22, 1939 in Hot Springs, Virginia to the late Otis William and Irene Elizabeth (Keyser) Ryder.

Jerry worked at Wright Pat, Whirlpool, and drove a bus for Buckeye Charter mainly driving the Dayton Dragons around. He enjoyed traveling, camping, boating and drinking beer. Jerry loved riding his Harley, especially to Sturgis. He honorably served our country in the US Army as a paratrooper. Jerry was a people person and everyone loved being around him. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family most of all.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 27 years, Roseanna (Skaggs) Ryder, whom he married on November 13, 1989; two daughters, Diane Lazarus and significant other, Chris Morea, and Cherise and Bill Zobrist; two sons, Craig and Melissa Garland, and Brent Garland; grandchildren, Kyle Morrow, Tyler Morrow, Hannah Morrow, Logan Lazarus, Gabrielle Lazarus, Max Garland, Kylie Watts; one great grandchild, Keegan Bell; and a sister, Charlotte and Ken Short.

Jerry was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

A Celebration of Jerry`s life will take place on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Chenoweth Trails, 440 Greenville-Nashville Road, Greenville at 1 PM with full military honors by the Darke County Honor Guard with music and food to follow. Friends and family are encouraged to wear their favorite Harley Davidson t-shirt, and bring their favorite memories and stories of Jerry. 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.

Services entrusted to Oliver Floyd Funeral Home.

Lori Faith Flora (May 23, 2017)

Lori Faith Flora was born on December 27, 1964 at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio to parents Troy H. and Patricia A. Neal. She passed away peacefully at her home on May 23, 2017 at the age of 52 years.

She was united in marriage on December 29, 1984 to Galen Flora of Brookville Ohio. She was baptized at First Baptist Church in New Lebanon Ohio early in their marriage. They lived in Brookville Ohio for ten years during which time their two children; Galen Flora II and Lane Flora were born. In 1999 they moved to a farm in Greenville Ohio where the rest of the family still reside.

She is survived by her husband, her two sons, a daughter-in-law, Mary (Galen Flora II), grandson Benton and two sisters: Dawn Snyder of Dayton Ohio and Wendy Malone of Ludowici Georgia. Also, niece Tori Neal of Kettering Ohio and nephew Charles Neal of Dayton Ohio. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother Troy. Also, mother-in-law Treva Flora and sister-in-law Melinda Flora.

Lori was a devoted, faithful wife and loving mother. She loved watching the wildlife of the country from her porch and kitchen window and could spend hour’s enjoying nature. She most adored her grandson Benton, and was overjoyed with being a grandmother. Even through the most difficult times, she always kept her faith. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Services will be held on Saturday May 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Kyle Hermann officiating. Burial will follow in Nashville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Anne Lloyd (May 23, 2017)

Anne Lloyd, age 80 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 2:35 PM Tuesday May 23, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Anne was born April 14, 1937 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Oren and Donna (Corle) Longfellow. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law James L. and Elaine (Smith) Longfellow.

Anne is survived by her husband Gary of Greenville, two sons: John Lloyd of Greenville and David Lloyd and daughter-in-law Traci Lloyd and granddaughters Marisa and Jillian Lloyd, all of Oviedo, Florida.

Anne graduated from Greenville High School in 1955 and received her RN Degree from Miami Valley School of Nursing in 1958. She loved her nursing career which was spent at Wayne Hospital in Greenville, Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio and Rest Haven Nursing Home of Greenville.

Music and travel were a big part of her life. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ, as well as singing in her church choir. Her travels carried her to all 50 states, Majestic, Colorado was a favorite, but home sweet home in Ohio was the Best.

Retirement was centered around volunteering. She was a CPR Instructor for the Red Cross, a Greeter at the Garst Museum and a helper for her beloved friends and patients at the Brethren Retirement Community.

A Private Interment Service will be held for the family at the Oak Grove Cemetery Ft. Jefferson, Ohio on Friday June 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:00 PM Friday June 2, 2017 in the First United Methodist Church 202 West Fourth Street Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Resident’s Aid Fund % of the Brethren Retirement Community 750 Chestnut Street Greenville, Ohio.

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

Jack Sanders (May 21, 2017)

Jack Sanders, of Greenville and formerly of Rossburg was called back to God on May 21, 2017. He came into the world 70 years prior in 1947. In 1970, he married Linda Simmons. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Tracy, Christine and Brian and seven grandchildren. He shared his later years with Bonnie Thiebeau who was a special friend and shared his passion of collecting.

He will be remembered for his love of fishing, Indian artifacts and collecting in general. More importantly, he was a wonderful father who loved his children and his friends. He would never turn away someone in need.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, his first wife, Delores, his brothers, Jim and Gene, and his sister, Joyce.

A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Garden with Military Graveside services conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Cheryl Lipps (May 20, 2017)

Cheryl Lipps, age 61, of Greenville, Ohio, left peacefully early Saturday morning from earth to be with her heavenly father at Reid Hospital Hospice Care. She was born on September 6, 1955 to Norma (Cain) York of Greenville, Ohio, and the late Robert Braun.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, David Lipps of Greenville; son, Dan Lipps of Greenville; granddaughter, Kaitlynn Lipps of Arcanum; brothers and sister in law, Bob (Susan) Braun of Westerville and Doug Braun of Covington; sister and brother in law, Jodi (Jake) York of Union City; sister in law, Kay Beth (Lon) Swihart of Lewisburg; uncle, Ralph Cooper of Indianapolis; aunt, Betty (Lindy) Monnin of Russia; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her father she is preceded in death by her step father, Daniel Cooper; sister and brother in law, Jeanne & John Meade; and aunt, Bonnie Cooper.

Cheryl worked at Cooper Foods in St. Henry and was a member of the Pleasant View Missionary Church of Greenville where she loved working in the Awana Club. She loved to go camping and spending the holidays with her family.

There will be a service held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Allen Sudmann officiating. Burial will follow in the Twin Cemetery, Preble County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 4-8 PM and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Children’s Ministry at Pleasant View Missionary Church. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Mike Musselman (May 19, 2017)

Mike Musselman, age 49, of Arcanum, Ohio, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:38 PM at Wayne HealthCare, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on August 29, 1967 in Greenville, Ohio, to Charles (Phyllis) Musselman of Ansonia and the late Carolyn (Gard) Musselman.

He is survived by his father; children, Chet Michael Musselman Jr., Araya Musselman and Elliana Sloan all of Arcanum, Ohio; brother and sister in law, Chip & Sonya Musselman of Scotts, Michigan; sister, Connie Musselman of Greenville; nieces, Tegan & Kaylee Musselman; nephew, Chance Parsons; great nephew, Storm Parsons; special friends, Sean Mote and Jason Drew; beloved pet, Roscoe; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

In addition to his mother he is preceded in death by his brother, Chad M. “Bubba” Musselman.

Mike worked at Cargill in Lewisburg, Ohio. He loved working on his cars and trucks but most of all loved being a Softball Dad.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Steve Short officiating. Burial will follow in the Hollansburg Cemetery, Hollansburg, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 4-8 PM at the funeral Home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Arcanum Junior Baseball. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Friday, May 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wayne E. Ross (May 18, 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Eileen N. Hocker (May 14, 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Melissa Lajean Strosnider (May 10, 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alice Virginia Brewer (May 12, 2017)

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

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

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

Alice was a retired hospitality aide.

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

Myrtle M. Holsapple Cox (May 13, 2017)

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

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

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

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

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