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Monday, December 18, 2017

John Louis Klipstine (December 15, 2017)

John Louis Klipstine, 70, of Ansonia, passed away early Friday morning, December 15, 2017 at Village Green Health Campus in Greenville.

He was born February 22, 1947 in Greenville, the son of George Louis Klipstine of Versailles and the late Joan (Black) Klipstine.

In addition to his mother, John was preceded in death by his step-mother, Sally Clymer Klipstine.

John was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Versailles, the Elks and the Goldwing Road Riders Association. At one time he was an Ansonia Village Councilman and served on the Greenville National Bank Board of Directors. He attended Ohio Northern University where he earned his Bachelor's degree in education. He taught for the Greenville School System at the Gettysburg School for six years before returning to his family’s business, Ansonia Lumber, where he was the bookkeeper from 1975 until 2010 when he retired.

John was a family man and played a leading role in the lives of his children, then later his grandchildren. He was attending all their sporting events, even the baseball games, which he didn’t enjoy as much but wouldn’t have missed them for the world. He loved fishing and would take his family on annual trips to Long Lake in Frazee, Minnesota. He enjoyed the outdoors, boating and loved taking trips with Becky on their Honda Goldwing motorcycle. John enjoyed many weekend trips with his family to Angola, Indiana for hours of boating and fishing. He and Becky also loved to head south to their winter home in Lake Wales, Florida when the weather got too cold. John was a wonderful husband and loving father and grandfather. He will never be forgotten and is already missed dearly.

John is survived by his wife of 49 years, Becky (Blackburn) Klipstine, whom he married June 30, 1968; his children and their spouses, Todd and Tammy Klipstine of Ansonia, and Krista and Tony Spence of Union City, Indiana; six grandsons, Adam and Chance Klipstine, Trevor, Tanner, Trendon and Treyton Spence; his brother and his wife, Bill and Kim Klipstine of Versailles; step-brothers and their spouses, Bryan and Aliana Clymer of Greenville, J.D. Clymer of Versailles, and Lenny and Tina Clymer of Florida; step-sisters and their spouses, Rene and Devon Wasson of Union City, Indiana, Connie and Jim Sink of Englewood, Ohio, and Teresa and Roger Fleckenstein of Versailles. John also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, friends and two special dogs, Kaycee and Lexi.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 AM, Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Bob Akins officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends may visit Wednesday from 4 – 7PM at the funeral home, and once again on Thursday from 10 – 11AM.

Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or Trinity Lutheran Church, 204 E Wood St, Versailles, OH 45380.

John’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Village Green and State of the Heart Care for the wonderful care and attention they have given. "You have no idea how much you all mean to us."

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

Cindi S. Hill (December 17, 2017)

Cindi S. Hill age 46, of Greenville passed away at 12:30 PM on Sunday, December 17, 2017, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.

Cindi was born November 20, 1971, in Greenville to Barbara (Hoskins) Malott of New Madison and the late Richard Malott.

In addition to her mother, Cindi is also survived by her husband, Ronnie Hill Jr.; children, Tanner & Savanna Hill of Greenville, Alli Hill of Greenville and Keaton Hill of Greenville; grandchildren, Malikye Hill and Sebastyn Hill; brothers & sister-in-law, Brad Malott of Greenville and Bill & Natalie Malott of New Madison; mother-in-law, Sue Hill of Greenville; brother-in-law, Al & Lisa Hill of Statesboro, Georgia; sister-in-law, Robin Renteria of Canton, Georgia; and nephews & nieces, Dutch Malott, Brittany Payge Malott, Casey Malott, Carly Hill, Chrissy Hill, Carlie Renteria and Nicholas Hill.

Cindi provided home child care for many families in Greenville.

A celebration of Cindi’s life will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, December 21, 2017, at the Skate Place 805 Sater Street in Greenville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Darke County or State of the Heart Care. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Friday, December 15, 2017

Tony Alan Walters (December 14, 2017)

Tony Alan Walters, 50, of Greenville, passed away early Thursday morning, December 14, 2017 at his residence.

He was born February 9, 1967, the son of Tony (Charlene) Walters of Greenville, Carol Nelson of Eaton, Ohio.

Tony was preceded in death by his step mother, Judy Walters and his step father, James Nelson.

Tony was an avid sports fan. He especially enjoyed fishing, golf and basketball, and The Ohio State Buckeyes. He was a junior high school basketball coach for 16 years at Arcanum and Winchester Junior High Schools, and was a golf coach for six years at Winchester Community High School. Tony was a group leader at Whirlpool with 30 years of service.

In addition to his parents, Tony is survived by his wife of four years, Stephanie (Rainey) Walters, whom he married June 29, 2013; his son, Jordan Walters of Pensacola, Florida; his step-sons and their spouses, Logan Riser of Fort Drum, New York, and Justin and Alana Riser of Union City, Indiana; Grandson, Braydon Riser; his brother and his spouse, Tim and Mindy Walters of Greenville; his sisters and their spouses, Terri (Kevin Savely) Pollock of Hebron, Ohio, and Susan and Dan Denlinger of Eaton, Ohio; Step brother, Bill Nelson of Sidney, Ohio; step-sisters and their spouses, Lora and Brian Brandon of Arcanum, and Amy Barnes; and countless nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Dan Denlinger officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery.

Family and Friends may visit Monday, December 18, 2017 from 2 to 4 PM and then again from 6 to 8PM at the funeral home.

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

Carmen R. Sanders (December 13, 2017)

Carmen R. Sanders, 73, of Ansonia, passed away at 10:57 AM on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Versailles Health Care in Versailles.

She was born January 24, 1944 in Terre Haute, Indiana, the daughter of the late Homer and Della (Jones) Byrley.

In addition to her parents, Carmen was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Sanders, and her brothers, Leroy, Donald and Earl Byrley and Lyman Matherly.

Carmen was a member of the American Legion in Ansonia. She enjoyed fishing, cooking and baking. Carmen was a very social person and loved spending time with her friends at the American Legion in Ansonia. She worked for many years at the Whistle Stop in Ansonia and was a livestock farmer most of her life.

Carmen is survived by her children and their spouses, Lorrie Ann and Randy Fosnaugh of Ansonia, and Kenneth R. and Joanne Kisner of Indianapolis, Indiana; grandchildren, Craig Fosnaugh, Ryan Fosnaugh, Richard Yox, and Keith Yox; great granddaughter, Emma Yox; sisters, Sandra Fields and Linda Greaver; and countless nieces, nephews and friends.

Carmen was not a fan of cold weather, so her burial will be this spring in Livingston Cemetery in Marshall, Illinois.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

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

Joseph A. Eliker (December 13, 2017)

Joseph A. Eliker, 98 of New Madison, Ohio passed away on Wednesday December 13, 2017 at 5:04 AM at State of the Heart Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. He was born March 2, 1919 in Darke County, Ohio the son of the late Lorenzo A. & Cora (Hartman) Eliker. He served his country honorably in the United States Army during World War II. He worked many jobs including school bus driver, Mail Carrier, farm machine mechanic, farm equipment dealer, fireman at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, & he also farmed.

He was a member of New Madison United Methodist Church; American Legion New Madison LeRoy Farst Post # 245; Fort Black masonic Lodge ; Greenville Masonic Lodge since 1945; Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton joining in 1947 and receiving his 32nd degree in 1949; E.A.A; founding member of Power of the Past; Private plane pilot; and he loved restoring old tractors.

He is preceded in death by his parents; & his wife: Helen F. Eliker on April 6, 2012 whom he married November 28, 1942.

He is survived by his children & spouses: Barry & Chris Eliker of Greenville, J. Ellen & Charles Sullivan of Greenfield, Indiana, Connie & Ellis Bates Jr. of New Madison; grandchildren: Erin & Michael Effner, Ryan & Lindsey Sullivan, Justin & Elizabeth Bates, Joshua & Jessica Bates, Chase Wright, Kimberly & Jason Huighe; 10 great grandchildren; sister in law & spouse: Anna Lee & Kenneth Stryker of Greenville; numerous nieces & nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday December 20, 2017 at 10:30 AM with Pastor Carol Duffield officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery, New Madison, Ohio. Veteran’s honors will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard on Wednesday at 10:30 AM at the funeral home with a Masonic Memorial Service following by the Greenville Masonic Lodge # 143. Memorial contribution may be made to State of the Heart Care.

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

Edward L. Blinn (December 11, 2017)

Edward L. Blinn, age 77 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Versailles passed away at 8:51 AM Monday December 11, 2017 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Cincinnati, Ohio. Ed was born February 19, 1940 in Greenville, Ohio and the son of the late Andy J. and Lucille (Fahnestock) Blinn.

Ed was a graduate of the University of Dayton with a Business Administration Degree and following graduation was employed with the Duriron Company of Dayton. After that employment he started his own trucking company known as Ed Blinn Inc. which he owned and operated from 1974 until 1986. Lastly he worked in the shipping department at GTI in Greenville, where he finally retired.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew Jerry Blinn.

Ed is survived by his wife Judy (Zimmers) Blinn of Greenville. They were married March 4, 1960. Also children Debra Blinn Pinson of Acworth, Ga. and Chuck (Dina) Blinn of Louisville, KY; grandchildren Tyler Pinson, Kathryn Blinn and Zachary Blinn; brother Larry Blinn of Gettysburg; in laws John and Linda Keller and Neil Zimmers; niece Amy Kaufman, as well as nephews John J. Keller and John Blinn.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday December 14, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Bob Bitner officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery Ft. Jefferson. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the funeral home.

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

Marilyn L. House (December 11, 2017)

Marilyn L. House, 78 of Greenville, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017 at The Brethren Retirement Community.

She was born November 5,1939 in Greenville, Ohio, the daughter of Mary Jane (Wion) Canan of Greenville, and the late Orville E. Canan.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Darby Cochran of Piqua, Amanda Mooneyhan of Greenville and Ann (Rick) Allison of Greenville; her 8 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; her brother, Paddy Joe Canan of Greenville; her sister, Sylvia Ann Busser of Lynn, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

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

Donald Richard Wetzel (December 6, 2017)

Donald Richard Wetzel (Don, Papa Bear, Pops), 80 years of age, died on Tuesday, December 6, 2017 after a short stay in hospice in Jackson, Mississippi. He was born in Gordon, Ohio on November 1, 1937 and while growing up on the family farm, Don was full of life and wanderlust. He joined the navy in 1956 and worked on the flight deck of the USS Wasp and on a crash crew at Barren Field in Foley, Alabama. Don returned to Ohio in the mid-1960’s and lived in Arcanum, Greenville, and Wayne Lakes, Ohio before moving to Nashville then Memphis, Tennessee and then to Jackson, Mississippi, where he resided for almost 30 years. Don had a unique personality that supported his careers in real estate and insurance sales. He was a life-long Cincinnati Reds baseball fan and enjoyed University of Tennessee and Mississippi State University football. Very important to Don in recent years were reunions with his fellow shipmates from the USS Wasp. He was loved and will be missed by the many whose lives he impacted.

Don Wetzel was preceded in death by his parents Jasper and Mary, his brothers Fred, Floyd, Ralph, and Carl, his son Rick, and his grandsons Danny and Sean. Surviving family include brothers Duane, Gene, and Jim and sister Marilyn, sons Terry, Tom, and Joe, daughter Sherry, granddaughters Kristen and Marisa, grandsons Austin and Jaden, great-grandsons JJ and Mason, and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews, and other extended family.
Funeral attendees will gather at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 2:00-3:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Fort Jefferson, Ohio at 3:30 pm, where Don will be laid to rest next to his son Rick and near other family. In lieu of flowers or cards, the family requests donations be made to either the American Humane Society or the American Legion in honor of Don’s brother Carl. Following the funeral service, a memorial and celebration of life will be held at the Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society, 123 West George Street, Arcanum, Ohio from 5:00 pm until 7:30 pm and continued at Miller’s in Arcanum from 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm.

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

James N. Erwin (December 9, 2017)

James N. Erwin, 75, of Ansonia, passed away, Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

James was born October 8,1942 in Union City, Indiana, a son of the late Marvin and Edna (Poling) Erwin.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his brother, Richard E. Erwin, and his sister, Sharon L. Mayo.

James proudly served 24 years in the U. S. Navy and retired as a Master Chief in 1983. During the Vietnam War, he served 9 tours in Vietnam. In 1962, James was part of Operation Deep Freeze, which was an expedition to Amundsen Sea at the South Pole, which was covered by National Geographic. James was an amazing carpenter and wood worker. He loved making special gifts from the heart for his family. Most of all, James was a very loving and caring man, always putting others before himself.

James is survived by his wife of 56 years, Norma (Boyd) Erwin of Ansonia, whom he married June 12, 1961; his sons and daughters-in-law, Tony (Lisa) Erwin of Ansonia, and James (Anne) Erwin of Palestine; his daughter, Teresa Erwin of Greenville; his 14 grandchildren; his 7 great grandchildren; his sister, Janet (Jerry) Hall of Greenville; his brother, Kenneth (Marilyn) Erwin of Ansonia; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Brock Cemetery at a later date.

Family and friends may visit from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 also at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to V.F.W., 219 Ohio Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Barbara Ann Schuh (December 9, 2017)

Barbara Ann Schuh age 77, of Greenville passed away at 1:30 AM on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville.

Barbara was born June 12, 1940, in St. Wendelin, Ohio to the late Clarence & Catherine (Quinter) Brunswick. In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred Schuh; son-in-law, Larry Schlarman; grandson, Chris Schuh; sister-in-law, Dorothy Obringer; and father-in-law & mother-in-law, Leo & Anna Schuh.

Barbara is survived by her children, Mike & Carol Schuh of Versailles, Jerry Schuh of Greenville, Deb & John Hoyt of Chickasaw, Ron & Jayne Schuh of Clayton, Diane & Bruce Moneysmith of Union City, Ohio and Sharon & David Warner of Greenville; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sisters & brothers-in-law, Grace & Jerry Muhlenkamp of Ft. Recovery, Carol & Ron Tester of Celina and Phyllis Moorman of Coldwater; brothers & sisters-in-law, Dave & Marg Brunswick of St. Henry and Elroy & Mary Brunswick of Dayton; brother-in-law, Ed Obringer of Coldwater; sister-in-law & brother-in-law, Elaine & Paul Mueller of New Weston; longtime companion, Gary Hittle of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Barbara was a homemaker, babysitter and later retired from Whirlpool Corporation in Greenville. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville and St. Mary’s Rosary Alter Society.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 West 3rd Street Greenville with Rev. Fr. John White celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Greenville. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and Wednesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. A prayer service will be held at 4:00 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Mac Charles (AKA Charles McClellan) Goodpaster (December 6, 2017)

Mac passed away peacefully in the early hours of the morning of December 6, 2017 at the The Brethren Home Retirement Community. He was born January 15, 1927 in Greenville, Ohio at Wayne Hospital when the hospital was located in a large house near the current hospital location. He is the son of the late Goldie Pauline (Goodpaster) Wilson. He was raised by his grandparents, Jesse and Rosa Belle Goodpaster. Mac learned firsthand the trials of survival during the Great Depression, depending many times on his hunting and fishing skills for food on the table and his grandmother’s ability to stretch the so scarce dollar. His grandfather died when Mac was only 7 years old leaving him to take care of his grandmother the best he could. They lived between Greenville and Union City, Ohio during most of his youth and he went to school in one room school houses and the High Schools of Union City and Greenville. His great vivid memory spanned the areas of Union City, Greenville, Dayton and surrounding villages. Many people sought him out to relive the times of those days so often forgotten. His stories are cherished by all who knew him.

Mac met Juanita Eva Funk and had their first date in 1943. It was love at first sight and they remained sweethearts forever in life and after. Mac joined the Army at age 18 and was asked to transfer to the newly formed Army Air Corps. He was stationed at Williams Airfield in Phoenix, Arizona. Mac and Juanita were married on December 29, 1945, and the following day Mac left for Arizona, leaving Juanita behind. Juanita soon followed him to Arizona where they began married life. Mac had many tales of his experiences in the military and his encounters with German POW’s in Florence, Arizona. Mac and Juanita, just 18 and 19 years old, enjoyed their time in the hot desert, living in a small trailer and having the comradery of other military families. After the war, they came back to Greenville, and Mac was one of the first men to join the newly organized Darke County National Guard.

Mac worked at the Treaty Company in the foundry, securing knowledge in the hands on working of the complete foundry process. It was very hard and dangerous work, but he did it with skill, pride and advanced to the management side of the business. When the Treaty Company closed the foundry, Mac worked at similar jobs, sometimes taking him far from home.

By 1947, He and Juanita had started their family which grew to seven children. Joyce Ann (Bruce) Ullery of Tucson, Arizona, Shirley Jean (Bill) Sando of Dallas, Texas, whom are both deceased, Joseph Leon (Dorothy) Goodpaster of Greenville, Rose Mary Goodpaster Wetzel, who passed away in 2017, and her ex-husband, Dennis Wetzel of Greenville, Charles Eugene (Dee Dee Diehl) Goodpaster of New Madison, Ronald Lee (Kelley) Goodpaster of Greenville, and John Allen Goodpaster of Greenville. He also had a step sister, Janet (Wilson) Oswalt, who is deceased.

After back injuries that kept Mac from the foundry business, he then went to auctioneer school, got his license in Columbus, Ohio, and started his career as an auctioneer. In 1972, he and Juanita bought the old cannery/National Guard Armory building in Gettysburg, Ohio and successfully ran the Gettysburg Auction House that was open every Friday evening for over 25 years. During that time, Friday night auction was the thing to do and Saturday night was spent at the Midwest Jamboree held in New Paris, Ohio. Mac and Junita treasured the friendships of many people during these long lost days.

Mac and Junita were always ready to go for a ride and travel the county side, just good old fashioned rambling about, visiting family and friends. Juanita passed away in 2012. Mac then stayed with Rose Mary and Joe for several months before settling in at The Brethren Home Retirement Community when he enjoyed all his days there, visiting with many old friends and making new friends. During the years there, he began again, his love of writing. He composed many entertaining poems for which he won awards and also wrote many stories that will not be forgotten.

He was loved by many and will be sorely missed by his children, their spouses, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.

Friends and Family may visit on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral in Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 PM on December 12, 2017 at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Scott Gruber officiating. Burial will follow in Gettysburg Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331, The Resident’s Aid Fund at the Brethren Home, or The Darke County Cancer Association, 209 E. Fourth Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Thomas Mike Randall (November 20, 2017)

Thomas Mike Randall, age 83 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:14 AM Monday November 20, 2017 at the Village Green of Greenville. Mike was born April 9, 1934 in Greenville, Ohio and the son of the late Ernest Raymond “Red” and Lenore (Sharp) Randall.

Funeral arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home of Greenville are pending and will be announced at a later date.

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

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Alice E. Anderson (December 4, 2017)

Alice E. Anderson, age 80, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 8:50 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on January 5, 1937 in St. Marys, Ohio, to the late John & Lyda (Moeller) Lynch.

Alice is survived by her sons & daughter in law, Matt Anderson of Greenville, Tony Anderson of Greenville and Jeff & Lisa Anderson of San Diego, CA; daughters & sons in law, Chris & Rex Detling of Greenville and Kathy & Rick Pierri of Greenville; grandchildren, Richard (Ashley) Pierri, Phillip (Jodi) Pierri, Erin (Ryan) Nisonger, Katie (Brian) Cooper, Nick Anderson, Ryan Detling, Chelsea Detling, Robby Detling, Natalie Anderson and Ethan Anderson; great grandchildren, Kyla and Gavin Gerace, Mason, Hudson, Chloe and Brady Pierri, Bronson, Isaac and Winston Nisonger, Kinley Fugate and Cash Cooper; siblings, Joe Lynch, Tom Lynch, Bob Lynch, Betty Durnell and Barb Bubp; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, David L. Anderson whom she married on February 2, 1957; granddaughter, Holli Anderson; and siblings, Charles Lynch, Bill Lynch, Jim Lynch, Pete Lynch, Mary Ann Dekker.

Alice retired in 2003 from the Darke County Title Department. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and enjoyed traveling, walking, reading and attending grandchildren’s sporting events.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 W. 3rd St., Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. John White celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, December 8, 2017 from 5-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. A rosary will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 4:30 PM.

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

Roy W. Caughran (December 5, 2017)

Roy W. Caughran, 99, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at his residence. He was just 9 days shy of his 100th birthday. He was born December 14, 1917, in Port Arthur, Texas, the son of the late Rev. William I. and Pearl (Cunningham) Caughran.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Verl E. (Richman) Caughran; his brothers, William D. Caughran, and Alex "Kit" Caughran; and his sister, Clotille Stoner.

Roy served his country honorably in the United States Air Force during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He taught high school in Daleville, Indiana, and had been a school principal at New Castle Indiana, and Park Forest, Illinois. Roy was a professor at Kent State University for 22 years, having been the chairman of the departments of Elementary Education and Educational Administration. He received his Bachelors Degree from Drury College, his Masters Degree from Ball State University, and his Doctorate from Northwestern University.

Roy is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Carol and Raymond Marion of Covington; his grandchildren Michael and Angie Marion, and Michelle and Chris Kannel; his great grandchildren Corey Marion, Bradley Marion, Ian Marion, Preston Marion, Olivia Kannel, Dexter Kannel, and Emily Kannel, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

Marjorie I. Rehmert (December 5, 2017)

Marjorie I. Rehmert, 92, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at Rest Haven in Greenville.

She was born January 5, 1925, in Darke County, Ohio, the daughter of the late James and Esther (Hufnagle) Davis.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Philip Rehmert whom she married April 20,1946; her son, Byron D. "Barney" Rehmert; and her brother, James Davis.

Marjorie was a 1943 graduate of Greenville High School, a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Greenville, a 50 plus year member of the Greenville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary, and a life member of the Greenville Alumni Association. Marjorie was a secretary at North Elementary School, South Elementary School and then retired from East Elementary School in 1988. Most of all Marjorie enjoyed camping and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Marjorie is survived by her children, Chris (Peggy) Rehmert, Kent (Beth) Rehmert, Barb (Bob) Wert, all of Greenville; daughter-in-law, Sandy Rehmert of Greenville; her grandchildren, Krista Rehmert, Julie Horzsa, Daryl Rehmert, Brian (Angie) Rehmert, Ashley (Clinton) Sharp, Philip (Jackie) Rehmert. Kent Rehmert, Jr.; her step grandchildren; Michelle Palmer-Clark, Tiffany (Josh) Thompson, David (Jessica) Williams, Dan (Jenny) Williams, and Eric (Jessica) Williams; 29 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Greenville, with Rev. Dr. David Hawley officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Garden.

Friends may visit Monday, December 11, 2017 from 5 to 7 PM at the funeral home.

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

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

Mary Louise Boli (December 3, 2017)

Mary Louise Boli, age 93 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on December 3, 2017. She was born June 20, 1924 in Monroe Township, Darke County, Ohio to the late David and Mary (Taylor) Stager.

Louise was a 1942 graduate of Franklin Township High School, Darke County, where she was valedictorian of her class. She then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, graduating in 1946. While at Miami, Louise was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and was captain of the Miami University cheerleading squad.

Following college graduation, Louise worked as a teacher of Business and English, first at New Madison High School and then at Fairview High School in Dayton, Ohio. She then moved to Greenville, Ohio after meeting her future husband, and love of her life, Dr. Ray Boli at a Greenville Park Dance. They were married on June 18, 1949.

After Ray’s graduation from Medical School at Columbia University in New York, Louise and Ray lived at West Point, where Ray did his medical internship and then in Washington D.C., while he was doing his residency at Walter Reed Hospital. They returned to Greenville in 1953, to establish roots and build their family.

Louise was very active in the Greenville community and involved in a wide variety of activities and organizations, including the Medical Auxiliary, PTA, Investment Club, Elite Club, Bridge Club and YMCA to name a few. She was a faithful member of the First Congregational Church. In 1985, Louise decided to return to the work force, choosing a career to align with her passion for travel, working as a Travel Agent at Treaty Travel in Greenville for nearly 15 years.

On a personal note, Louise loved sports of all types – particularly the Miami Red Hawks for which she held season tickets for both football and basketball for many years. She, herself, was a golfer and played tennis well into her 70’s. She loved spending time with family and friends, particularly at The Coffee Pot in Greenville and was a devoted Jersey Boys fan. Louise was an enthusiastic lover of life, a wonderful wife, devoted mother and friend to many.

Louise is survived by her three daughters Mary Ann Packo of New York City, Jane and husband Joe Komasara of Columbus, Ohio and Nancy Thruston of Bellbrook, Ohio; two grandsons Gates and Hunter Thruston; and many extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Louise was preceded in death by her brother Hollie William Stager and her sister Opal Maxine Lease.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 7 at 3:00 pm at the First Congregational Christian Church, 115 West Fifth Street in Greenville with Pastors Don Myers and Japheth Bear officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, 30 minutes prior to the services in the church.

An after-service gathering location for family and friends will follow. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions (in lieu of flowers) be given to the Donor's Choice.

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

Wayne F. Nichols (December 3, 2017)

Wayne F. Nichols age 62, of Versailles passed away at 8:35 PM on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at his residence.

Wayne was born January 14, 1955, in Greenville to Franklin R. & Lois K. (Ullom) Nichols of Palestine. In addition to his parents, Wayne is also survived by his children, Daniel Nichols of Russia, Carrie & Scott Drees of Versailles, Brian Nichols & TJ Stocker of Arcanum and Ethan Nichols of Covington; grandchildren, Nathaniel Drees, Raiden Drees, Zane Drees, Syncere Stocker, Ty Nichols, Jarrett Francis, Kaitlyn Francis and Shane Mueller; girlfriend, Karan Hoschouer; brothers & sisters, Deborah Rader of Palestine, Tom & Denise Nichols of Greenville, Tim & Karen Nichols of Hollansburg, Gary & Carol Nichols of New Madison, Wanda & Rick Roberts of Greenville and Dawna Remencus of Palestine; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wayne worked in maintenance for Darke County Parks. He was also a diesel mechanic for 35 years.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Michael Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery in Palestine. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Don S. Dull (December 3, 2017)

Don S. Dull, age 84, of Gettysburg, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 5:00 AM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born on March 30, 1933 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Martin V. & Luella (Young) Dull.

Don is survived by his wife of 60 years Jean (Martin) Dull whom he married on June 29, 1957; son and daughter in law, Greg & Stacey Dull of Gettysburg; daughter and son in law, Ann & Keith Marchal of Versailles and grandchildren, Kyle Marchal, Maggie Marchal, Lauren Dull and Ryan Dull.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, Richard Dull.

Don was the owner and operator of Martin’s Hatchery in Gettysburg and Versailles Ace Hardware. He was a veteran of the United States Army Old Guard 3rd Infantry. He was a member of Oakland Church of the Brethren and was a graduate of Monroe High School. Don enjoyed traveling and most of all spending time with his family.

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

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

Richard A. Mueller (November 30, 2017)

Richard A. Mueller, age 78, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:25 PM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born on April 22, 1939 in Burkettsville, Ohio, to the late Joseph & Veronica (Miller) Mueller.

Richard is survived by his wife of 56 years Kay (Fenstermaker) Mueller whom he married on May 27, 1961; sons and daughters in law, Kevin & Cheryl Mueller of Columbus, Ohio, and Steve & Linda Mueller of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Phillip Mueller, Stuart Mueller, Elizabeth (Derik) Pierson, Hillary Mueller and Matthew Mueller; great grandchildren, Myra, Anthony and Sara Pierson; brother, Donald Mueller of Mustang, Oklahoma; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sisters, Carol Beasley and Cynthia Heck.

Richard retired from Schrader’s as manager of operations. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed going to auctions.

There will be a service held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Deacon Tom Graber officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3 International Dr., Suite 200, Rye Brook, NY 10573 or MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030.

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

Lloyd Eugene Shaeffer (December 1, 2017)

Lloyd Eugene Shaeffer, 93, of Greenville, Formerly of Tipp City, passed away on December 1, 2017 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

Lloyd was born on October 20, 1924 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Mark and Pearl (Miller) Shaeffer.

In addition to his parents, Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Haller) Shaeffer; one brother and one sister.

Lloyd served his country honorably during WWII, serving in the Army Air Corp.

Lloyd is survived by his children, and their spouses, Wilma and Michael Sheets of Tipp City, Ohio, Michael and Alice Shaeffer of Rochester Hills, Michigan, and Jo Ann and Paul Wehner of Tomball, Texas; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren with one more on the way; and 1 great-great grandchild.

Graveside services will be held at 11am, Monday, December 4, 2017 at Wares Chapel Cemetery, south of West Manchester on Foos Road.

Memorials may be given to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund, 750 Chestnut Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or 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.

Norma Seiber (November 30, 2017)

Norma Seiber, 80, of Greenville, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Versailles Health Care Center.

She was born December 26, 1936 in Lynn, Indiana, the daughter of the late Wilbur and Josephine (Duffy) Johnson.

In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Seiber; her brother, Richard "Dick" Johnson; and her sisters, Grace Jessup and Margaret Quinn.

Norma retired from Greenville Sheet Metal after many years of service as their bookkeeper. She was an avid bowler, a member of the Greenville Moose Lodge and the Greenville Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Norma is survived by her children, Timothy (Jackie) Seiber of Bradford, and Sheryl (Larry) Coriell of Beavercreek; her grandchildren, Kaitlyn Reynolds of Greenville, North Carolina and Brad Reynolds of Beavercreek; brothers-in-law, Jack Seiber of Greenville and Harry Seiber of Marion, Ohio; sister-in-law, Ella (Rich) Worthington of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends may visit on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 11-12:30 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home.

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 a www.oliverfloyd.com

Charles Edward “Charley” Wise Sr. (November 30, 2017)

Charles Edward “Charley” Wise Sr., age 82, of Palestine, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 1:30 AM at his residence. He was born on January 19, 1935 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Andrew & Bertha (York) Wise.

Charley is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ramona (Duvall) Curtner Wise 2 daughters, Terri Marie Wise and Karen Sue Wise Roseski; 2 sons, Michael Douglas Wise and Charles Edward “Chuck” Wise Jr.; 2 step sons, Lonnie Lee Curtner and Shawn Allen Curtner; step daughter, Carla Kay Curtner; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his half brother, Norman Wise; 3 half sisters, Valma Wise Lyme, Leona Wise Schrader and Mary Wise Stover; infant daughter, Tammy Wise and step son Kelly Joe Curtner.

Charley was a member of the National Rifle Association, National Fast Draw Association, Darke County Fish and Game Club and Buckeye Sherriff Association. He entered into active duty on April 17, 1956 and was honorably discharged on April 9, 1959 as a member of the United States Army.

There will be a service held on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio, with Chaplain JB Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, Ohio, with Tim Glidewell officiating. A graveside military service will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Family will receive friends on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 2-4 PM at the funeral home.

The family request that everyone dress casual and for his hunting buddies to dress with their camouflage. In lieu of flowers it is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Liberty Township Fire Department or FISH food bank. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Eileen (Schlosser) Silvers (November 30, 2017)

Eileen (Schlosser) Silvers, 93 of New Paris, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2017 at home surrounded by her family.

She was born February 17,1924 in New Madison, Ohio, the daughter of the late Hugh and Mildred (Morgan) Schlosser.

In addition to her parents, Eileen is preceded in death by her son, Jim Silvers, and her granddaughter, Sherry Reeves.

Eileen was a 1942 graduate of New Madison High School. She retired from Belden in Richmond and was a member of their 25 year club. She enjoyed working in her flowers beds and crocheting. Most of all, Eileen loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Eileen is survived by her husband of 71 years, Ralph Silvers of New Paris, whom she married, December 14, 1945; her children, Jack (Kathy) Silvers, Joyce (Ray) VanWinkle, and Jill (Les) Spencer, all of New Paris; her grandchildren, Tina Bane of New Paris, Jimmy Joe Silvers of Eldorado, Angie Richie of New Paris, Patty Minner of New Paris, Becky McIntosh of Richmond, Jack Silvers, Jr. of Fountain City, Indiana, Sara VanWinkle of Cambridge City, Indiana, and Tony Spencer of New Paris; several great grandchildren; sisters, Doris Dowell of California, Ruth Hathaway of New Paris, Helen Clapp of New Paris, and Sharon Allread of Savannah, Georgia; several nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Springlawn Cemetery in New Paris.

Memorial contribution may be made to Reid Hospice, 1100 Reid Pkwy, Richmond, IN 47374.

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

Linda K. McGuire (November 25, 2017)

Linda K. McGuire age 70, of Greenville passed away at 11:37 PM on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

Linda was born November 5, 1947, in Montgomery County, Ohio to the late Clarence Hogue and Mary K. (Kagey) Hogue. In addition to her parents, Linda was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Gene McGuire.

Linda is survived by her husband of 40 years, William “Dale” McGuire whom she married March 25, 1972; brothers-in-law, Craig & Cindy McGuire of Greenville and Larry McGuire of Greenville; sister-in-law, Carolyn McGuire of Greenville; family friend, Carla Bubp-Hill of Rossburg; best friends, Judy & Ben Hardy of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Linda retired from GTI in Greenville and formerly worked at Lambert Corporation in Ansonia.

There will be no services. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Barbara Potter (November 27, 2017)

Barbara Potter, 64, of Greenville, passed away Monday, November 27, 2017 at Wayne Health Care in Greenville.

She was born on February 6, 1953 in Greenville, to the late Harry and Florence Elliott.

Barbara was a kind person and an admirer of nature. She loved all animals and enjoyed spending time in the mountains of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. She was involved in 4-H for many years. Barbara was a member of the Greenville Moose and was active with the Women of the Moose. She and Russ enjoyed attending Founders Day at Mooseheart and supporting all the children in need. Barbara’s main focus was her family. She would do anything for her children and grandchildren; they were her world.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 42 years, Russell Potter, Jr., whom she married June 7, 1975; seven children and their spouses, Russell and Tina Potter, III, of Greenville, Chad and Tiffany Potter of Greenville, Jessie and Larry Smith of Greenville, Ben and Margarita Potter of Union City, Ohio, Allen and Allyssa Potter of Magnolia, Delaware, Matt Potter of Greenville, and Tyler Potter of Greenville; one step-daughter and her spouse, Marci and Bob Sease of Upper Sandusky, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, Lorrie, Austyn, Bethany, Andrew, Toby, Haylee, Taylor, Caleb, Kristina, Leonardo, and Luciella; one step-grandchild, Ashely; and one great grandchild, Mattix; her sister, Betty Mikesell of New Madison; her brothers, Darryl and LaJeanne Burk of Greenville, and Leon Burk of Florida; and countless nieces, nephews and friends.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

Memorial contributions may be given to Mooseheart by going to www.moosecharities.org

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

Bernadette E. Shawler (November 27, 2017)

Bernadette E. Shawler, age 94, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 9:35 AM at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy, Ohio. She was born on August 18, 1923 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Urban & Mary (Poly) Berger.

She is survived by her sisters, Mona Lou Blakeley and Adela Hoke both of Versailles; sister in law, Elsie Berger of Versailles; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Harold “Bob” Shawler; infant brother, Jerome Berger; brothers, Donald Berger and Romaine Berger; and sister, Drucilla McNeal.

Bernadette worked at Enpo Pump Company in Piqua, Ohio, for 38 years. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church. She was a 1941 graduate of Versailles High School and was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant and Rev. Fr. Jim Duell concelebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5-7 PM as well as on Saturday from 9-10 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Hospice of Miami County. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Susan Kay Wilson (November 16, 2017)

Susan Kay Wilson age 70, of Union City, Indiana passed away at 6:15 AM on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy.

Susan was born May 3, 1947, in Adrian, Michigan to the late Kenneth E. & Roxie A. (Benhouwer) Wilson. In addition to her parents, Susan was also preceded in death by a brother, Jim Wilson.

Susan is survived by her children, Teresa Melchor of Union City, Indiana and Manuel Melchor III of Dayton; grandchildren, Jordan Thomas, Maya Melchor, Sergio Melchor, Carlos Melchor, Emilio Melchor, Ayden Melchor, Manuel Melchor IV, Sammy Melchor, Maria Melchor, Willow Melchor and Leland Melchor; and sisters, Norma Wilson Miller of Adrian, Michigan and Linda Wilson Hess of Adrian, Michigan.

Susan retired from Whirlpool Corporation in Greenville.

There will be no public services. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Dixie Jo Thompson (November 25, 2017)

Dixie Jo Thompson, age 68, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 3:35 PM at her residence. She was born on September 1, 1949 in Darke County, Ohio, to Etheldean (Grote) Rhoades of Bradford, Ohio, and the late Lloyd Rhoades.

In addition to her mother she is survived by her husband, Michael H. Thompson of Greenville whom she married on April 28, 1968; daughter and son in law, Angela & Clarence Godwin of Greenville; son, Jason Thompson of Illinois; grandchildren, Andrew Godwin, Adam Godwin, Abby Thompson and Pierce Thompson; sister, Patricia Rhoades of Bradford; aunt, Janet Grote of Gordon, Ohio; niece, Chelsea (Tyler) Myers; great niece, Lexi Myers; as well as numerous cousins.

Dixie is preceded in death by her father; maternal grandparents, John & Goldie Grote; paternal grandparents, Roy & Luella Rhoades; aunt and uncles, Jim Grote and Ivan & Dorothy Rhoades.

Dixie worked in the banking industry and was also a homemaker. She was a member of Oakland Church of the Brethren and the American Dorper Association. She was affiliated with the Lions Club in Gettysburg and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Gettysburg. Each year Dixie enjoyed visiting the Darke County Fair. She loved the farm life and simply enjoyed the outdoors.

There will be a service held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Oakland Church of the Brethren with Pastor John Sgro and Rev. Dr. Fred Bernhard co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, as well as one hour prior to the service at church.

It is the wishes of the family that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Wayne HealthCare Cancer division or State of the Heart Care. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Carolyn J. Baird Blankenship (November 22, 2017)

Carolyn J. Baird Blankenship, 92 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday November 22, 2017 at 6:40 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. She was born July 31, 1925 in St. Mary’s Ohio the daughter of the late James Richard & Mabel (Jobes) Baird. She was a volunteer. She was a member of D.A.R.; Haner Historical Society; Miami County Historical Society; Genealogy Society; Studebaker Family National Association; Fort Rowdy Museum.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Forrest L. Blankenship; sisters: Beatrice Campbell, Mary Alice Folkerth, and Janice Moggie.

She is survived by her children: Beverly Rush, Leslie Vicedo, & Audrey Walther; grandchildren: Mark Rush, Nicole (Rush) Lowder, Rick Vicedo, Susan Vicedo, Michael Vicedo, & Tammy Smith-Firestone; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; brother: Richard Baird; sister: Jane Silva.

A memorial gathering will be held on Tuesday November 28, 2017 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

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

Brenda L. Spurlock (November 23, 2017)

Brenda L. Spurlock age 79, of Greenville passed away at 4:33 PM on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. Brenda was born March 19, 1938 in Greenville to the late Emerson & Mildred (Miller) Reed.

Brenda is survived by her children, Joe Spurlock of Tennessee and Shelly Higgins of Tennessee; grandchildren, Lacey & David Mullins of Trenton and Ian Higgins of Houston, Texas; great-grandchildren, Kai Mullins and Rylie Mullins; sister & brother-in-law, Monni (Jim) Hunt-Appleman of Kentucky; brother & sister-in-law, William (Ann) Reed of Greenville; and close friend, Ralph Runner

Brenda retired from Fram Corporation in Greenville. She was a life member of the Greenville Moose, Golden Eagle member of the Greenville Eagles and a life-long member of the Greenville Alumni Association.

A celebration of Brenda’s life will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Shriners Hospital for Children-Cincinnati. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Mary K. Perdue (November 24, 2017)

Mary K. Perdue, 78 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Friday November 24, 2017 at 10:20 PM at State of the Heart Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. She was born September 18, 1939 in St. Charles, Virginia the daughter of the late Nick Krovich & Vona (McElyea) Krovich McCraken. She was a waitress and Sheumeths and the Fairlawn. She enjoyed making crafts and gardening and loved flowers.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her sisters: Betty Krovich Sutton, Imogene McCraken; brothers: Bobby Car Krovich, Jimmy Krovich, & Lenny Krovich.

She is survived by her husband: Richard Perdue of Greenville; son & daughter in law: Rick & Kim Perdue of Pitsburg; grandchildren & spouses: Bobby & Sarah Perdue, Keith & Christy Smith, Kelly Leeper, Bobby & Celeste Leeper; numerous great grandchildren; siblings & spouses: Brenda & Lester Rhoton of Virginia, Janice Davis of Virginia, Danny & Cleta McCraken of Virginia, James & Ada Krovich of Virginia, Nick& Marla Krovich Jr. of Florida; in laws: Danny & Carol Perdue, & Al & Lily Perdue; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Wednesday November 29, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Arnold Wynn officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Wednesday 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

Robin (Bunger) Colvin (November 24, 2017)

Robin (Bunger) Colvin, 53, of New Madison, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

She was born November 8, 1964 in Greenville, Ohio the daughter of Donna Shank of New Madison and Ron Shank of Ithaca.

Robin was preceded in death by her daughter, Jessica Colvin.

Robin enjoyed being in the woods mushroom hunting and digging root with her father, camping and fishing. Most of all Robin loved being with her family and her grandsons.

Robin is survived by her husband of 20 years, James E. “Rozie” Colvin of New Madison, whom she married September 5, 1997; her son, Jared Colvin of New Madison; and her grandchildren, Dillon and Elijah.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Robin’s family to help with funeral expenses.

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

Gladys V. Benedict (November 24, 2017)

Gladys V. Benedict, 82 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Friday November 24, 2017 at 12:43 AM at her residence. She was born September 8, 1935 in Phillipsburg, Ohio the daughter of the late LeeRoy & Ada Frances (Miller) Garber.

She is preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter: Ruth Benedict; brother: Richard Garber; sisters & brothers in law: Margaret Lesh, Pearl & Thomas King, Mabel & Joseph Flora, Treva Flora; in laws: Doris & Carl Nead, Verda & Glenn Fisher.

She is survived by her husband: Merle D. Benedict of Greenville; her children & spouses: Marilyn Benedict of Greenville, Melvin & Darlene Benedict of Greenville, Gary & Denise Benedict of Ellensburg, Washington, Gloria Benedict of Greenville, Calvin & Laura Benedict of Knob Noster, MO, Daryl & Stephanie Benedict of New Madison, Sharon & Jon Sink of Ferrum, VA; 20 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sister & brothers in law: Wilma & Everett Brubaker of Brookville, Betty & Harvey Bowman of Brookville; in laws: Helen Garber of Union, Ohio, George Flora of Brookville, Raymond & Orpha Benedict of Chambersburg, PA.

A short service will be held on Tuesday November 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with the funeral service following at 10:00 AM at the Palestine Old German Baptist Brethren Church on Clark Station Road with the Home Brethren officiating. Burial will follow in Miller Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM and from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Monday November 27, 2017 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

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

Keith Burns (November 23, 2017)

Keith Burns, 87 of New Madison, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

He was born June 16,1930 in Miami County, Ohio, the son of the late Horace and Edith (Starr) Burns.

In addition to his parents, Keith is preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Burns; his sister, Treva Wackler; and his brother, Roger “Bud” Burns.

Keith attended Butler Schools and was a 1948 graduate of New Madison High School. He was a longtime businessman in New Madison, where he owned and operated Burns Sohio Service Station. He was a past auctioneer and real estate agent.

Keith is survived by his children, Sherry (Steve) Hubler of Cedarville, Kent Burns of New Madison, Kris (Shelly) Burns of New Madison, and Kraig Burns of New Madison; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; step-daughters and their spouses, Jane (Loren) Bice of Norwalk, California and Julie (Mike) Johnson of Carson City, Nevada; 6 step-grandchildren; 13 step-great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law; Dewane (Martha) Burns of Grand Haven, Michigan; sister-in-law, Romana “Dote” Burns of Piqua; and several nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

Rev. Hilbert E. Piel (November 23, 2017)

Rev. Hilbert E. Piel, 84, of Arcanum, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

He was born October 24,1933 in Cortland, Indiana, the son of the late Rev. Frank and Louisa (Krueger) Piel.

In addition to his parents, Hilbert was preceded in death by his brothers, Walter, Gary, and Theodore Piel; and his sisters, Dorothea Piel, Ruth Mill, and Hildegard Hildebrand.

Hilbert was a 1951 graduate of Waite High School in Toledo. After graduating high school he went to Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and then Trinity Lutheran Seminary also in Columbus. After graduating from seminary school he began his more than 50-years of service to the ministry. He served at Zion Lutheran Church in Sunman, Indiana, First English Lutheran Church in Gibsonburg, Ohio, Trinity Lutheran Church in Pitsburg, Ohio, St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Ithaca, Ohio, St. John Lutheran Church in Piqua, Ohio, and St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Willowdell, Ohio. After retiring, he served as an interim pastor at several churches in the area and helped Mary at the Village Flower Shop in Arcanum. He enjoyed restoring pump organs and old Pontiac cars. Hilbert was a humble servant of God and he always put other people first. Most of all he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, and his family and pets were his world.

Hilbert is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary (Droessler) Piel of Arcanum, whom he married June 10, 1955; his son and daughter-in-law, Jim (Beth) Piel of Arcanum; his daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl Piel and Jack Kuhn of Arcanum, Debbie (Gene) Niekamp of Versailles and Elizabeth (Perry) Schiller of Tipp City; grandchildren, Jessica Ellen (Nate) Pahl, Joel (Kara) Niekamp, Adam Schiller, Leah Schiller, Alex Niekamp, and Taylor Piel; great grandchildren, Alysson Pahl, Hailey Pahl, and Logan Niekamp; brother, Luther Piel of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; sister, Thelma Fuller of Toledo; numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends may visit on Monday, November 27, 2017 from 2-7 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville and one-hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8520 Oakes Road, Pitsburg, Ohio with Bishop Suzanne Dillahunt, Pastor Laura Schreffler, and Pastor Melvin Musser officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to ELCA Fund for Leaders, PO Box 1806, Merrifield, VA, 22116-8000 or to Darke County Humane Society, 7053 St. Rt. 49, Greenville, Ohio.

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

Mike Buschur (November 22, 2017)

Mike Buschur, age 52 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 12:25 AM Wednesday November 22, 2017 at the State of the Heart Care Center Greenville, Ohio. Mike was born April 7, 1965 in Jay County, Indiana and the son of Larry and Sandy (Reichard) Buschur of Greenville.

Mike had been employed at Fram Corporation for the past 6 years and prior was the manager of the family owned Colony Restaurant formerly located in downtown Greenville.

He was an avid University of Michigan sports fan and an avid golfer having played in several Senior Pro-Am Golf tournaments. He was also a member of the former Greenville Country Club, a 1983 graduate of Greenville Senior High School and enjoyed fishing.

Mike’s survivors in addition to his parents are sister Deb (Todd) Hart of York, South Carolina, fiancĂ© Vicki Phillips, her children Brian (Chane) Phillips and T.J. (Nikki) Phillips and their children Kyle Phillips, Haven Phillips, Anson Phillips and Kasen Phillips all of Greenville as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Memorial Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens with Rev. Don Myers officiating.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the State of the Heart Care of Darke County or the Greenville Township Emergency Services.

Funeral arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Katelyn Kenworthy (November 20, 2017)

Katelyn Kenworthy, 23, of Greenville, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017.

She was born February 3, 1994 in Greenville, the daughter of the late Bridgett (Ewing) Kenworthy and David Christina Kenworthy of Oaklawaha, Florida.

Katelyn was employed by Kelly Services and was working at Whirlpool in Greenville. She was currently a student at Edison State.

In addition to her father and step-mother, Katelyn is survived by her brothers, Dustin Kenworthy of Greenville, Benjamin Mendenhall of Dayton, and Phillip Cote’ of Florida; her sisters, Carissa Pendegraft, Shyann Gilbert of Sidney, Sarah Smith of Indiana and Cheyenne Hawkins of Florida; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

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

Thomas Michael (Mike) Randall (November 20, 2017)

Thomas Michael (Mike) Randall, age 83, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 9:14 a.m. on Monday, November 20, 2017.

Mike was born April 9, 1934, in Greenville, Ohio to the late E.R. (Red) Randall and Lenore Randall Stevens. He was preceded in death by son William M. Randall.

Mike is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anne B. Randall; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jo and David A. Smith of Aiken, SC; sons Patrick D. and Cheri Randall of Houston, TX; and John A. and Annette Randall of Greenville, OH; grandchildren Shawn, Zachary, Nicole, Ben, Lauren, and Alec Randall; and great grandchildren Jazalynn, Jersee, Madison, and Jaxson.

Mike was the sitting president of Randall Insurance Agency, Inc. in Greenville, and served as past president of Darke County Chamber of Commerce, Darke County Family YMCA, Darke County United Way, and Community Improvement Corporation. He was also retired Director and Chairman of the Board of Greenville National Bancorp. Mike was a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and served in the United States Navy.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the Zechar, Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

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

Phyllis Jean (Koeller) Knick (November 20, 2017)

Phyllis Jean (Koeller) Knick, age 87, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017 6:50 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on May 2, 1930 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Charles & Eva (Melling) Koeller.

Phyllis is survived by her children, Kenny Knick of Greenville, Ohio, Pam (Dick) Rhoades of Greenville, Ohio, Peggy (George) Wilson of Zanesville, Ohio, Terri (Wendell) Brotherwood of Greenville, Ohio, and Steve (Susan) Knick of Somerset, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; siblings, Pauline (Donald) Horner of Greenville and Beverly McDade of Piqua, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Wayne W. Knick whom she married on July 24, 1948; siblings, Howard Koeller, Junior Koeller, Ellen Hines and Joanne Alspaugh.

Phyllis retired in 2009 from the Brethren Retirement Community after 19 years of service.

There will be a service held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 10:00 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 Friday, November 24, 2017 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund or State of the Heart Care. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

John “Bill” Pierron (November 19, 2017)

John “Bill” Pierron age 75, of Versailles passed away at 11:39 PM on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Versailles Health Care Center.

Bill was born January 31, 1942, in Darke County to the late Alfred L. & Treva A. (Treon) Pierron. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Paul and Joe Pierron; nephews, Mike Pleiman and Tim Eilerman; and in-laws, Leo & Virginia Drees.

Bill is survived by his wife of 46 years, Rosemarie A. “Rosie” (Drees) Pierron whom he married June 12, 1971; special family, Theresa & Ed Minnich of Versailles and Tori & Emmitt; brothers & sisters-in-law, Dick & Ruth Pierron of Versailles, Tom & Judy Pierron of Versailles, Larry & Cheryl Pierron of Versailles and Marvin & Jane Pierron of Versailles; sisters-in-law, Mary Pierron of Osgood and Boots Pierron of Versailles; in-laws, Mary Jean & Neal Pleiman of Osgood and Richard & Karen Drees of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bill retired in 2004 from Clopay in Russia with 32 years of service. He also formerly worked at Marshal’s Poultry Farm in Versailles, the Village of Versailles and Argosy in Versailles. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles. Bill was the 1st manager for Bill Ahrens Softball Team in 1972; he played and managed softball until he was 48. Bill was an avid camper, loved playing cards and the joy of his life was Tori.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 24, 2017, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Duell officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Friday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children-Cincinnati, Donor Development, 3229 Burnet Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45229. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Martha Jane (Mikesell, Hubler) Herron (November 17th, 2017)

Martha Jane (Mikesell, Hubler) Herron passed away Friday November 17th. She was born in Hollansburg, OH. She was preceded by her parents Lewis "Dynamite" Mikesell and Irene (Spencer) Mikesell and five brothers, Bradley (Teva deceased), Lloyd (Betty), Joe, Larry (Roseanne) and Sam (Wendy). She is survived by brothers, Tom (Joyce), Terry (Tim) and Don (Charlene); sisters, Joan Brubaker (Bill), Ellen Snyder (Gene), Caroline Hankins (Bill) and Kathy Tackitt (Don).

She is survived by her children, Gale Faust, Jodie Mangan (Greg), Mark Hubler (Melissa); step children, John Herron, Nancy Creel (James) and Kristin Seay (Jon); four grandchildren, Jonathan Hubler, Anthony Hubler, Conner Hubler and Cameron Hubler; one step grandchild, Isaac Gonzales (Hannah); and a great step grandchild Lydia.

She was a devout Christian and a member of Bible Fellowship Church in Greenville, Oh.

She lived with her daughters and son-in-law in Knoxville, TN for the last seventeen months.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Bible Fellowship Church 7757 Greenville Celina Rd. Greenville with Pastor Scott Gruber officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Ft. Jefferson. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Bible Fellowship Church in Martha’s Memory. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

James “Kearney” Pequignot (November 18, 2017)

James “Kearney” Pequignot age 71, of Tipp City passed away at 2:35 PM on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at his residence.

Kearney was born December 22, 1945, in Greenville to the late Hubert G. & Naomi (Swartz) Pequignot. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Peg Baltes and Patricia Rauckhorst.

Kearney is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nancy (Taylor) Pequignot whom he married May 15, 1969; sons & daughter-in-law, William Pequignot of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Thomas & Amy Pequignot serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, stationed in Jacksonville, Florida; grandchildren, Bailey Pequignot, Drew Pequignot and Alex Pequignot; sisters & brothers-in-law, Kay & Ed Coons of Versailles and Jeanne & Jack Turpen of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Kearney served in the U.S. Navy detached to the 1st Marine Division as a Corpsman during the Vietnam War. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Tipp City. He formerly served as Commissioner and Troop Leader of the Boy Scouts.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Duell celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles with full Military Honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and Wednesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to Needy Basket (Food Pantry) Treasurer 330 South Fifth St. Tipp City, OH 45371. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Phillip R. Chatwood, Sr. (November 15, 2017)

Phillip R. Chatwood, Sr. of Greenville, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born January 31, 1948 in Springfield, Ohio, son of Albert and Mary (Scholles) Chatwood.

After graduating from Springfield South High School in 1967, he received his Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Wright State University. He was employed by National Trails School District until his retirement in 2010 where he served as a science teacher and school counselor. He was a National Board Certified Counselor and served as a board member and past board president of the Recovery and Wellness Centers of Midwest Ohio. He was a Charter Alumnae of WSU, and a member of OEA/NEA Retired, the Ohio Academy of Science and the American Chemical Society.

Phillip is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sharon (Haas) Chatwood ; children, Lisa (James) Garrity of Loveland, Ohio, Phillip (Stephanie) Chatwood, Jr. of Springfield, Ohio, Jonathan (Kaitlyn) Chatwood of Auburn, Washington and Adam Chatwood of Greenville; grandchildren, Nolan and Clara Garrity and Elizabeth and Grant Chatwood; brother, Albert John (Barbara) Chatwood of Enon, Ohio; sisters, Mary Elizabeth Chatwood of Springfield, Ohio and Christina Erickson of West Jefferson, Ohio; goddaughter, Lynnette Myers; in-laws, Susan (William) Mills, Glen (Karen) Haas, James (Dorothy) Haas, and Catherine (Michael) Kauffman; and several nieces and nephews.

Phillip was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Stephen Chatwood, and his brother-in-law James Erickson.

On Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, a visitation will be held for family and friends beginning at 11:00 AM followed by a Celebration of Life memorial service at 1:00 PM with Rev. Donald Myers officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Greenville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio or to the Air Force Museum Foundation, P O Box 1903, WPAFB, Ohio, 45433.

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

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Elsie M. Delaplane (November 14, 2017)

Elsie M. Delaplane, age 76 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:20 PM Tuesday November 14, 2017 at Rest Haven Nursing Home Greenville. She was born October 28, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois and the daughter of the late William and Mary Louise (Martin) Malinas.

Elsie was retired having worked in accounting and as an office manager.

She was a 1959 graduate of Greenville High School, a member of the Jan Hagara Collectors Club and the Mid-Ohio Collectors Club, an accomplished seamstress, she enjoyed sewing for her 2 sisters and her 8 nieces and nephews whom she was very close with. She also enjoyed traveling to numerous family reunions.

Elsie is survived by her sisters and brother in law Judy (Alan) McElwain of Meadville, PA and Jacque Curran of Greenville, eight nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date and arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to State of the Heart Care of Darke County, Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association.

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

Beatrice D. Green (November 15, 2017)

Beatrice D. Green, age 88 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Union City, Ohio passed away at 7:40 AM Wednesday November 15, 2017 at the Brookdale Senior Living of Troy, Ohio. She was born October 12, 1929 in Union City, Ohio and the daughter of the late William I and Flossie Mae (Cropper) Teeter.

Beatrice was a homemaker and involved in business with her late husband managing the Greenwood Mobile Home Park in Union City, Indiana.

Beatrice attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Greenville, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Green October 7, 2013. Also her son Gary Allen Green May 23, 2011; brothers James, William and Carl Teeter and her sisters Hazel Bradburn and Marjorie Ferrel.

Beatrice is survived by son and daughter in law Kenneth “Pete” and Leanna Green Jr. of Troy, Ohio. Grandchildren Rachel (Bruce) Krauth, Jessica Green, Josh Green, Melanie (Nathan) Hawkey, Matthew (Lindsey) Green, Kyle Green, and Abby Green; brother David Teeter of Greenville and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private Family Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday November 21, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Daniel A. Besecker officiating. Burial will follow in the Union City Cemetery Union City, Indiana.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to your Hospice of Choice.

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

Kenneth Bolin (November 1st, 2017)

Kenneth Bolin of Greenville, OH, passed away on Wednesday November 1st at the age of 58.

Kenny was born to parents James and Martha (June) Bolin on April 18, 1959 in Greenville, OH where was raised and attended school. After completing school he went to work for the family business, Bolin Taxi Service. Following that, he created Bolin Construction which later became Bolin and Sons Construction and built several houses in the Greenville area. After getting out of the Construction business he purchased Bumpers Bar in Greenville that he owned and operated for several years. Kenny had a passion for pedal cars and had an extensive collection that lined his garage walls. Cars of any kind were always a passion of his, especially his 62 Chevy Impala convertible.

In his spare time he enjoyed entering his cars into completions at car shows and spending time with his family and friends.

Kenny is survived by his sons, Luke (Johnathan) and Zackary (Annie); his siblings, James (Tammy), Kathy (Mike) Wright, Gary (Katie), Christina (Jim) Everhart, and Michael; his mother, Martha (June) Bevans; and his three grandchildren, Henry, Oliver, and Penelope. Kenny is preceded in death by his father James.

There will be a celebration of life gathering on Sunday November 19th at the original Bumpers 136 E. Third Street Greenville Ohio 12-4pm. Friends and family are welcome to attend to remember Kenny. In lieu of flowers we are accepting donations for the Neurological Center in Burkettsville there will be a collection point at the party. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Leonidas Berton “Lon” Grosch (November 13, 2017)

Leonidas Berton “Lon” Grosch, age 81, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 1:20 AM at Brookdale of Greenville. He was born on December 1, 1935 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Charles & Inez (Laing) Grosch.

He is survived by his siblings, Merlin (Marilyn) Grosch of Arcanum, Arthur (Wanda) Grosch of St. Louis and Erma Hocker of Greenville; brothers in law and sisters in law, William “Bill” Wolfe of Greenville, Ronnie Joe Wolfe of Union City, Ohio, Terry Wolfe of Greenville and Evelyn Grosch of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Jean (Wolfe) Grosch whom he married on April 16, 1955 and brother, Norman Grosch.

Lon was honorably discharge from the United States Army after serving our country for 6 years. For most of his life Lon worked as a farmer but also worked at the Ohio Soft Water Company and Grosch Quality Water in Greenville. He was also a member of the Dulcimer Club in Darke County.

There will be a service held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Ansonia First Church of God, Ansonia, Ohio, with Pastor Derek Specht officiating. Burial will follow in the Brock Cemetery, Brock, Ohio. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

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