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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

Monday, November 13, 2017

William Louis McDaniel (September 7, 2017)

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

William is survived by his wife of 54 years Sheila (Smith) McDaniel of Greenville whom he married on November 17, 1962; sons and daughter in law, Troy McDaniel and Shannon & Dawn McDaniel both of Greenville; daughter, Dana Baker of Huber Heights, Ohio.

There will be a graveside service held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Oak Grove Cemetery, Ft. Jefferson, Ohio, with Pastor Mark Ridgeway officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio

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

L. Byron Loftis (November 9, 2017)

L. Byron Loftis passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Greenville, OH.

He was born December 4, 1960 in Houston, TX. He is survived by his parents, Leslie Loftis and Emilie Lenhart; his wife, Debbie, his children, Lyndon (Amanda), Rodney (Kim), Melissa (Bill) O’Shea, Allison (Sean) Hughes, Jessica Loftis; and 12 grandchildren; 2 sisters and a host of other relatives and friends.

The visitation and the funeral service will take place at The Church of God Meeting House, 5065 St. Rt. 49 S., Greenville, OH. Visitation will be November 13 from 6-8 pm. Funeral service will be November 14 at 10:30.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Condolence for the family maybe sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Frances J. Miller (November 6, 2017)

Frances J. Miller, age 93, formerly of Greenville, OH, went to her heavenly home on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 3:10 AM at Warsaw Meadows Care Center in Warsaw, IN. She was born on October 13, 1924 at her grandparents home in Coletown, OH, to the late Carman & Ethel (Puterbaugh) Jefferis.

On June 20, 1948 she married John H. Miller, her husband of 60 years, who preceded her in death on September 21, 2008. Also, preceding her in death, an infant son, Gary, a sister, Joan Hawley, and 2 infant great granddaughters.

Frances lived in the Greenville area all her life until she moved to Warsaw, IN in 2009. She was a member of the Coletown Congregational Christian Church for 81 years.

She is survived by her daughters, Lucinda (Don) Conley of Warsaw, IN, and Judy Ehler of Englewood, OH; grandchildren, Mandy & Mike Laning of Westfield, IN, Sheena Conley of Warsaw, IN, Alyson & Derek Morton of Union, OH, and Ryan & Chelsea Satchell of Denver, CO; 7 great grandchildren; and sisters in law, Ruby Delk & Leora Oda both of Brookville, OH.

There will be a graveside service held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio, with Allen Cox and Terry Hoffman officiating. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:30-1:30 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

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

Barbara A. Brown (November 5, 2017)

Barbara A. Brown age 78, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 3:35 PM on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

Barbara was born November 25, 1938, in Lightsville to the late Lloyd & Naomi (Brewer) Replogle. In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by her husband, Gary C. Brown on October 17, 2017 whom she married December 14, 1956; and brother, Larry Replogle.

Barbara is survived by her children, Gregg & Lynn Brown of Riverside, Tim & Joann Brown of Hollansburg, Rebecca & Kris Smith of Shamong, New Jersey and Sharon Brown of Richmond, Indiana; grandchildren, Jeff Brown of Greenville, Aaron & Jamie Brown of Dayton, Chloe Smith of Westchester, Pennsylvania and Bryant Smith of Shamong, New Jersey; and 2 great grandchildren; and brothers, Kenny Replogle of Houston and Phil Replogle of Pittsboro, Indiana.

Barbara was a homemaker, after raising her children she became a LPN and retired from Heartland of Greenville and worked at Gade Health Care Center in Greenville. She was a member of Ft. Jefferson United Methodist Church.

A celebration of Barbara’s life will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Doug Baker officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 9:00 AM on Friday, November 10, 2017, at Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Darke County Animal Shelter. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Kathryn “Katie” Longanecker (October 29, 2017)

Kathryn “Katie” Longanecker, 52, of New Paris, passed away on October 29, 2017.

She was born April 23, 1965 in Dayton, the daughter June Hines of New Paris.

Katie loved her dogs, Gracie, Sable, Lucky and Baby Girl. She was a very hard worker and a truly devoted mother to her son, James. She had a strong love for horses, the ocean, and enjoyed just being outside. She had an adventurous soul, and was fiercely loyal to those she called "friend".

In addition to her mother June, Katie is survived by her son, James Longenecker of Dayton; her brother, Eric Longanecker of Continental; and her step brother, John Hines of New Paris.

Family and Friends may visit on Tuesday, November 7,2017 from 11-1 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the funeral home in Greenville, Ohio with Rev. James Leonard officiating. Burial will follow in Ithaca Cemetery.

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

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Robert “Joe” Best (November 1, 2017)

Robert “Joe” Best, 63, of Greenville, Ohio passed away on November 1, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville, after fighting a long courageous battle with cancer.

He was born December 21, 1953 in Greenville, Ohio, the son of Janice (Collins) Smith of Greenville and the late Robert E. Best.

In addition to his father, Joe is preceded in death by his step father, Gerald “Smitty” Smith and his step brother, Steven Smith.

Joe was a 1973 graduate of Greenville Senior High School. He loved taking casual rides in his dune buggy and cherished all of his yorkies, especially Reba. He was employed by D&D Restoration in Covington, Ohio. Most of all Joe enjoyed spending time with family and friends, he never met a stranger.

Joe is survived by his wife of 25 years, Denise (Pullins) Best of Arcanum, whom he married July 4, 1992; his children, Jason Best of Vandalia, Casey Helmer of Greenville and Natalie Patterson of Arcanum; his grandchildren, Robby Best, Ryan Best, Maddy Best, Trent Best, Liam Helmer and Landon Patterson; his brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie (Jeannie) Best of St. Paris, Ohio; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonita (Tom) Schlechty of New Madison and TK (Jeff) Reigle of Greenville; his step brother, Dan Smith; his uncle; David (Becky) Collins of Greenville; his aunt, Pat Shiverdecker of Greenville; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Greg (Carol) Pullins of Knoxville, Tennessee; his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Shelia (Dan) Sieffer of Liberty Township, Ohio and Connie Hite of Evans, Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends may visit on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 1-3 PM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, November 4, 2017 also at the funeral home, with Rev. Candy Null and Pastor Sam Shilot officiating. It was Joe's wish to be cremated, therefor no graveside services will be held.

In the lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Darke County Cancer Association or State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Stephen Lawson Allread (October 31, 2017)

Stephen Lawson Allread

May 23, 1938 - October 31, 2017

Stephen Allread was born in Lewisburg, OH. He was a resident of New Madison, OH for 49 years and 11 years ago moved to Rincon, GA to be close and enjoy his sons and grandchildren. He was a loving husband and great father and grandfather.

He married Sharon Kay Schlosser on June 29, 1957 and she survives. Also surviving are: two sons and two daughters-in-law, Eric and Jill Allread, Marc and Kelly Allread; two sisters: Anna Allread and Altha Sullenbarger; and Grandchildren, Wendy Sanches, Benjamin Allread, Abigail Allread, Nathan Allread, and Lawson Allread; Great grandchildren, Oliver Sanches and Xander Sanches; and close friends Sherry Tracy, Anastasia Koogle, and Leslea Hipp.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, Verona and Norman Allread.

He will be greatly missed.

A Graveside Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM Monday November 6, 2017 in the Greenmound Cemetery New Madison, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Sunday November 5, 2017 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Richard "Dick" Allen LaFuze (October 26, 2017)

Richard "Dick" Allen LaFuze, 59, of Haines City, Florida, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Heart of Florida Hospital in Haines City, Florida. He was born July 28, 1958 in Greenville, a son of the late Charles LaFuze and Lorene (Cook) Vasquez.

A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Rich served our country honorably for 23 years. He had received many awards for his excellent service in the Air Force. The most prestigious award was being named the Airman of the Year for outstanding achievements throughout the entire Air Force. Rich loved teaching others and being a mentor and helping make other people's lives better. He had several small businesses throughout his life. Most of all, Rich loved to be with his wife, daughter and son-in-law and especially his dog, Jorgie.

Rich is survived by his wife of 41 years, Cheryl " Pinky" (Scheiding) LaFuze of Haines City, Florida, whom he married August 7, 1976; his daughter and son-in-law, Chasity (Larry) Graves, of Fort Walton Beach; Florida; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary (Amy) LaFuze of Winchester, Indiana, and John (Carey) LaFuze of Florida; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Joan Mangen of Alabama and Shirley (Greg) Wampler of Ansonia; several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 3, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be at a later date in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

Friends may visit Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105 or Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 440 Fifth Ave North, Seattle, Washington, 98109.

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

Marian C. Brown (October 30, 2017)

Marian C. Brown, age 82 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 2:17 AM Monday 30 October 2017 at State of the Heart Care - Darke County. Marian was born 28 January 1935 in Castine, Darke County, Ohio, the daughter of Christian and Ruth (Schubert) Crawford.

Marian is survived by her son Craig Brown and daughter in law Cyndy (Albright) Brown of Manchester, MI; her daughter Faith (Brown) Webster and son in law Tom Webster of Shawano, WI; four grandchildren Christopher Brown (Emma Houle), Corey (Shannon) Brown, Bethany (Gero) Parmentier and Evan (Lyndsey) Webster; and two great grandchildren Kylie and Emerson Brown (children of Corey and Shannon).

In addition to her husband, Ned A Brown, and her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters: Caroline Jane, Bea, and Connie.

Marian was a lifelong member of the Darke County community. She grew up in Castine and graduated valedictorian of the Arcanum Class of 1953. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Wittenburg University and taught elementary school students for 33 years. She was an active member of the Church of the Brethren and the First United Methodist Church in Castine and Greenville. She donated over twenty gallons of blood at the community blood center. During retirement she often volunteered at the Brethren Retirement Community, church activities, and various retired teachers’ associations and events.

Marian and Ned were married for 57 years and enjoyed many adventures to Rawah Ranch in the Colorado Rockies. Their fondest vacation memories include the rides into the mountains and meadows along the Laramie River below the Medicine Bow Mountain Range. She loved to play games, especially with the younger generations.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday 6 November 2017 in the First United Methodist Church, 202 West Fourth Street, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Terry Cavanaugh officiating. Marian’s children and their spouses will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions be given to the Darke County State of the Heart Care or your local Hospice organization.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Laverne “Al” Hofacker (October 29, 2017)

Laverne “Al” Hofacker age 67, of Hollansburg passed away at 2:18 AM on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville. Al was born April 30, 1950, in Braffetsville to the late Albert Leon & Treva (Irvine) Hofacker.

Al is survived by his wife, Peggy Barge whom he married May 1, 2015; children, Patricia & Brett Clark of Gettysburg, Alan & Martha Hofacker of Winchester, Indiana and Katy Gibboney of Greenville; step-children, Dennis Simons III of Hollansburg and Dalton Barge of Hollansburg; 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; brother, David Hofacker of Greenville; and sister, Christine & Thomas Pleiman of Greenville.

Al retired from Union City Body Co. in Union City, Indiana and later worked security at Fram Corporation in Greenville. Al was Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 96 in New Madison for 4 years. He was an active member in AA for 22 years and inspired many to keep fighting the good fight.

A celebration of Al’s life will be held at 5:00 PM on Friday, November 3, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Pam Shuttleworth officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help offset funeral expenses. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Clyde Benjamin “Ben” Barker (October 29, 2017)

Clyde Benjamin “Ben” Barker, 79, of Greenville, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family and friends.

He was born May 11, 1938 in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, the son of the late Ronald and Virginia (Tufford) Barker.

In addition to his parents, Ben was preceded in death by his daughter, Rebekah Barker; his brothers, Ronald Barker, Jr., Robert Barker, and Raymond Barker; his sisters, Phyllis Shearer and Sandy Gallis.

Ben proudly served our country in the U.S Army. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant with a specialty in artillery defense. He was the owner of B & B Painting, was a member of the VFW in Greenville and the Salvation Army of Coshocton, Ohio. Ben was a volunteer firefighter for the villages of Phillipsburg, Verona, and Gettysburg Rural Fire Department. He was also an EMT for Gettysburg Rescue, and was one of the contributing members in starting the Rescue Squad. Most importantly he was a devoted husband, dad, brother, papaw, and great papaw.

Ben is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda Primrose-Barker of Greenville, whom he married March 25, 1965; his daughter and son-in-law, April (Darrell) Fetters of Greenville; his grandchildren, Chelsea (Steven) Fields of Gettysburg, Mick (Chelsea) Denlinger of New Lebanon, Caleb Fetters of Greenville, Marcus (Sana) Denlinger of Gettysburg, and Mason Fetters of Greenville; his great grandchildren, Mackenzie and Hunter Denlinger, Levi and Gavin Fields and Savannah and Landen Denlinger; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard (Sue) Barker, Ralph (Patty) Barker, Jerry (Jolene) Barker, and Bill Barker all of Coshocton; his sisters and brother-in-law, Barb Cooper of Coshocton, and Marilyn (Tony) Bender of Zanesville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends may visit on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 4-8 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 9:00 AM on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the funeral home in Greenville with Rev. Fred Bernhard officiating. Burial will follow in Mote Cemetery.

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

Sheyanna Marie Smith (October 20, 2017)

Sheyanna Marie Smith age 21, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:01 PM on Friday, October 20, 2017, at her residence. Sheyanna was born November 5, 1995, in Greenville to Heather Nicole (Smith) Trent of Greenville and David R. Trent of Kentucky.

In addition to her parents, Sheyanna is also survived by her brothers, Austin Trent of Kentucky and Justin Ryan of Kentucky; sisters, Sheila Phillips of Kentucky, Jasmine Trent of Greenville, Stephanie Trent of Greenville and Macie Berry of Greenville; and maternal grandfather, Harvey Smith of Greenville.

Sheyanna was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Hayward Roger Trent; and maternal grandmother, Bonnie L. Smith.

A celebration of Sheyanna’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Jean Turpen officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

William “Billy” L. Brown (October 26, 2017)

William “Billy” L. Brown, 70, of Greenville, Ohio passed away on October 26, 2017 at Union City Care Center.

He was born June 3, 1947 in Greenville, Ohio, the son of the late Lester Lowell Brown and Marjorie (Smith) McLear.

Billy served our country honorably in the U.S Army and he enjoyed playing the accordion for his family.

Billy is survived by his uncle, Larry Varvel of Union City, Indiana; aunt, Patty Louck of Winchester, Indiana; cousins, Teresa Varvel of Union City, Indiana, Larry Varvel Jr. of Union City, Ohio, Faith (William) Garland of New Weston, Ohio, Wanda McNew of Richmond, Indiana, and Diana (Frank Burkey) Dalhstrom of Temecula, California.

Family and Friends may visit on Monday, October 30, 2017 from 5-7 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Hershel Fee officiating. Burial will follow in Holsapple Cemetery with full military graveside honors conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

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

Michael Curtis Anderson (October 24, 2017)

Michael Curtis Anderson, age 67, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 5:23 PM at his residence. He was born on August 9, 1950 in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Robert & Edwina (Ullery) Anderson.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years Debra (Mann) Anderson whom he married on February 16, 1979; daughter, Joy Molinari of Mason, Ohio; son and daughter in law, Bryan (Elizabeth) Faller of Dublin, Ohio; grandchildren, Anthony, Nicholas and Ava Molinari and Anderson, Kennedy and Brady Faller; brother and sister in law, Jim & Jeannie Anderson of Wayne Lakes, Ohio; aunt, Beth (Don) Maxwell of Columbus, Ohio; father in law, Vernon Eichenauer of Ft. Recovery, Ohio; brothers in law and sisters in law, Donna & Jr. Bozarth of Ft. Recovery, Ohio, and Don & Elaine Eichenauer of Coldwater, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents Michael was preceded in death by his mother in law, Iris Jean Eichenauer.

Michael was an electrician and loved playing golf, fishing and hunting mushrooms. Mike will be very missed by his family and friends as he was a very kind soul and a good man.

There will be a service held on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Tracy Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 2-5 PM at the funeral home.

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

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Norman E. Christian (October 23, 2017)

Norman E. Christian age 59, of Ansonia passed away at 11:10 AM on Monday, October 23, 2017, at his residence.

Norman was born October 25, 1957, in Greenville to the late Forest E. & Eileen H. (Barge) Christian. In addition to his parents, Norman was also preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Lee Christian.

Norman is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Mamazza of Ansonia; significant other, Angela Holmes of Ansonia and her children, Kaylee Holmes and Ethan Holmes; grandchildren, Skyler Lyme and Kelsey Mamazza; brother & sister-in-law, Ivan & Sheila Christian of Versailles; sister, Joann Christian of Greenville; and a niece, Amanda Christian of Bradford.

Norman worked at Whirlpool Corporation in Greenville and formerly worked at Lambert Corporation in Ansonia. He was an avid sports enthusiast, supporting the Ansonia Tigers, The Ohio State Buckeyes, Cincinnati Reds, Bill Elliott and NASCAR. Norman really enjoyed spending time with his family.

A celebration of Norman’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 27, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Scott Ritz officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home and request that everyone dresses casual in their favorite sports team apparel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Darke County. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

B. Joan Coovert (October 21, 2017)

B. Joan Coovert, age 89, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 12:35 AM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on January 13, 1928 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Sherman & Gertrude (Cashman) Baird.

She is survived by her granddaughter, Emily Duncan and her husband, Matt of Mount Pleasant, Michigan and great granddaughter, Ryeley Duncan.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Marion D. “Chuck” Coovert; daughter and son in law, Connie & Brian Malcho; siblings, Thelma (Baird) Shives, Donald Baird, Richard Baird, James Ray Baird and Vera (Baird) Coppess and niece, Terry Young.

Joan loved gardening, playing cards and traveling. Along with her husband they loved spending the summers at their cabin in Cedarville, MI. She loved spending time with family and friends and especially her great granddaughter Ryeley.

There will be a graveside service held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. There will be no public visitation. 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 State of the Heart Care. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Romaine U. Berger (October 21, 2017)

Romaine U. Berger, age 86, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 3:26 AM at Versailles Health Care Center. He was born on April 23, 1931 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Urban & Mary (Poly) Berger.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years Elsie (Dapore) Berger whom he married on February 27, 1954; children and their spouses, Jeanne Berger of Versailles, Anthony “Tony” (Rhonda) Berger of Beavercreek, Ohio, Linda Berger of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Barb (Steve) Young of Russia, Ohio; grandchildren, Bijayta (Kenneth) Parzgnat, Felicia Berger, Sara Young and Brian Young; great grandchild, Nolan Parzgnat; sisters, Bernadette Shawler, Adela Hoke and Mona Lou Blakeley all of Versailles; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his son, Kenneth J. Berger; siblings, Drucilla McNeal, Donald Berger and Jerome Berger.

Romaine was a member of the United States Air Force serving in the Korean Conflict. He worked at Poultry Producers in Versailles for 30 years and Textron Cadillac Gage in Greenville for 20 years. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Versailles. He enjoyed playing cards, gardening and was a volunteer for the Versailles Emergency Medical Services for many years.

There will be a Memorial Mass held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church, 14 E. Wood St., Versailles, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio, with a military graveside service conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard. Family will receive friends on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 6-8 PM as well as from 9-10 am on Friday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio.

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

Friday, October 20, 2017

Donald “Butch” Myers (October 18, 2017)

Donald “Butch” Myers, 75, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Village Greene Health Campus. He was born April 24, 1942, in Lena Ohio, a son of the late Frank and Opal (Baker) Myers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Linda Myers; his sisters, Thelma and Sandy; his brother, Kenneth Myers.

Butch served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy. After 25, years, he retired in 1997 from Hobart Brothers in Troy. He was a member of the Troy Country Music Association, and a former member of the Troy Moose Lodge. He was such an avid Cincinnati Reds fan, that Heartland Hospice made it possible for him to attend a special Cincinnati Reds game for patients with ALS, going to this game meant the world to Butch.

Butch is survived by his children, whom he cherished and were always in his heart, Donald E. (Brenda) Myers, Jr. of Troy, Kimberly Miller of Ansonia, Jeffery L. Myers of Arizona, Robert C. Myers of Troy, Margaret (Anthony) Barnes of Reynoldsburg, Mindy (Robert) Wilson of Conover, Ohio, Jennifer (Wayne) Ball of Troy, and Peter G. (Terri) Myers of Troy; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and his sister, Barbara (Bill) Stewart of Piqua.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home, Greenville with Rev. Eric Fee. Burial will be in Miami Memorial Park at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 580 Lincoln Blvd. Suite 320, Kettering, Ohio 45429.

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

Richard D. Wion (October 18, 2017)

Richard D. Wion, age 82 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 4:25 PM Wednesday October 18, 2017 at his residence in Greenville. Dick was born March 15, 1935 in Union City, Ohio and the son of the late Lester Leo and Doretha (Wentworth) Wion.

He was a 1953 graduate of Greenville High School and following graduation started his career with Van Leer of Greenville, retiring in 1986. Dick loved to fish and work with wood and during his younger years enjoyed riding horses. He also attended the Teegarden Congregational Christian Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Robert E. Wion in 2005.

Dick is survived by his wife Sanda (Voke) Wion of Greenville. They were married July 29, 1955. Also children Steve Wion of Bradford, Terry (Lenny) McCann of Greenville, Dottie (Todd) Denniston of Ansonia, Sheryl (Rick) Hollopeter of Bradford and Bonnie (Nick) McEowen of Union City, Indiana; grandchildren Jason Wion, Stevie (Karley) Wion, Eric (Johanna) McCann, Sarah (Scott) Myers, Kevin (Jessica) McCann, Samantha McCann, Angie (Mark) Thomas, Aimee (Josh) Fletcher, Nathan Denniston, Sacha (Zach) Pollitt, Jesse Lawson, Rochelle Lawson, Paul Lawson, Nickolas McEowen and Brooke McEowen; 24 great grandchildren; sisters in law Iva Wion and Naomi Voke both of Greenville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday October 23, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Eric Knight officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM in the funeral home.

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

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

Gary C. Brown (October 17, 2017)

Gary C. Brown age 80, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 5:40 PM on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

Gary was born September 24, 1937, in New Madison to the late Rollie & Lucy (Clay) Brown.

Gary is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara (Replogle) Brown whom he married December 14, 1956; children, Gregg & Lynn Brown of Riverside, Tim & Joann Brown of Hollansburg, Rebecca & Kris Smith of Shamong, New Jersey and Sharon brown of Richmond, Indiana; grandchildren, Jeff Brown of Greenville, Aaron & Jamie Brown of Dayton, Chloe Smith of Westchester, Pennsylvania and Bryant Smith of Shamong, New Jersey; and 2 great grandchildren.

Gary was a lifelong farmer and retired from Fram Corporation in Greenville after 43 years of service. He was a member of Ft. Jefferson United Methodist Church.

A celebration of Gary’s life will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9:00 to 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Greenville Area Rescue or State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Harry J. Moody (October 18, 2017)

Harry J. Moody, 87, of Rossburg, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Village Greene Health Campus. He was born December 30, 1929, in Darke County, Ohio, a son of the late Clark Leroy and Laura (Shook) Moody.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Dan and sister-in-law, Becky Moody, Lee Moody and Jim Moody; and brother-in-law, JC Waymire; and a step grandson, Logan Starline.

Harry retired from New Idea in Coldwater after 45 years of service. He was a horseman his whole life and shared that love with his children, grandchildren and brothers. He would take his family, and anyone who would follow, to the horseman's camp at Brown Co. Indiana State Park for hours of trail riding. Harry was a wonderful grandfather. He could always be counted on to be at any sporting event they were participating in. June was the center of his world and he never wanted her out of his site. Harry was a faithful husband, loving father and supportive grandfather. Harry had a fighting spirit and would never give up. He was his family's protector and mentor. He leaves a hole that will never be filled. He will be missed.

Harry is survived by his wife of 65 years, June (Matthieu) Moody, whom he married June 10,1952;his sons and daughter-in-law, Tom (Cindy) Moody of Rossburg, and Don Moody of Ansonia; his daughters and sons-in-law, Connie (Dave) Starline, Tammy (Todd) Klipstine, both of Ansonia and Kathy (Bob) Wagner of Versailles; Grandchildren, Emily Moody, Mindy Ward, Clark Moody, Dylan Moody, Logan Moody, Andy Howdieshell, Danielle Allen, Nathan Riffell, Heath Riffell, Quenton Riffell, Tyler Starline, Chad Wagner, Craig Wagner, Eric Wagner, Adam Klipstine and Chance Klipstine; 40 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren with one more on the way; his sister, D'Arleen Waymire of Greenville; sisters-in-law, Bea Moody of Greenville, and Gail Moody of Ansonia; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, October 23, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home, Greenville, with Pastor Coleman Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Garden.

Friends may visit Sunday, October 22,2017 from 2 to 5 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

Dale Allen Meier (October 13, 2017)

Dale Allen Meier, 76, of Greenville, passed away on October 13, 2017 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Unit in Greenville.

Dale was born on December 2, 1940 in Greenville, to the late Harry and Ruth (Blizzard) Meier.

In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Karen (Mills) Meier whom he married October 29, 1977; and his brother, Verlin Meier.

Dale was a farmer for 53 years. He never missed a day at the Great Darke County Fair and would make several rounds every day around the fair to see who he would run in to and talk with. Dale loved to go to estate and farm auctions or “sales” as he would call them. He would bid of the items no one else would wanted and come home with truckloads of “stuff I may use someday”. He was active in 4-H helping Karen with whatever he could for the Silver Hoofs 4-H Club and continued his support after she passed away in 2014. Dale would spend his time “piddlin” around the farm. He was a strong man, faithful husband, loving Dad and enjoyed spending time with his grandkids. He has left many memories and a legacy of hard work and family. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Dale is survived by his children and their spouses, Beth and Ramey Israel of Greenville, Mary and Patrick Neill of Union City, Ohio, and Scot Meier of Greenville; three grandchildren, Tyrel and Ethan Israel and Hunter Meier; a niece, Amy (John) Schnoreberger of Toledo, Ohio; a nephew, Craig (Beth) Meier of Finley, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Sue Meier of Celina, Ohio; and countless cousins.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30AM, Wednesday, October 17, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Greenville Union Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Tuesday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at the funeral Home.

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

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

Myron” Cork” D. Sharp (October 10, 2017)

Myron” Cork” D. Sharp, 72, of Greenville, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at his residence.

He was born October 14, 1944 in Greenville, Ohio, the son of the late Dain and Opal (Jones) Sharp.

Cork was a 1963 graduate of Greenville Senior High School. He was employed with Century Link for 44 years. Cork was a member of the Greenville Elks Lodge #1139. He enjoyed showing Quarter horses and was a former 4-H advisor in Darke County. He loved to take drives in his Red Corvette. Most of all, he cherished his time with his family and friends.

Cork is survived by his wife of 44 years, Evelyn (Wert) Sharp of Greenville, whom he married March 9, 1973; his children and their spouses, Douglas Sharp, Bobbie (Dan) Nickell , Melissa Mitchell and Justin (Robin) Sharp, all of Greenville ; his grandchildren, Jacob Nickell, Zachary Mitchell, Wyatt Sharp, Samantha Nickell, and Roman Mitchell; his great grandson, Kayden Hemmelgarn; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha Sharp of Greenville and Pat (Roger) Curtis of Greenville; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bob (Barb) Wert, Greenville; his sister-in-law, Carla Simons of Greenville; his aunt, Mary Redmond of Greenville; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends may visit on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 5-7 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. The Greenville Elks will hold a lodge of sorrow starting at 6:45 PM.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the funeral home with Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery.

In the lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Darke County Humane Society, 7053 St. Rt. 49 N, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Kay Perez (October 8, 2017)

Kay Perez, 56, of Ansonia, Ohio passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at her residence.

She was born February 19, 1961 in Greenville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Curtis L. and Rebecca E. (Sanders) McEldowney. In addition to her parents, Kay was preceded in death by her brothers, Scott McEldowney and Curtis McEldowney, Jr.

Kay owned and operated Kay’s Tan and Tone in New Weston for 10 years. She was a very active member in the Darke County Cattlemen’s Association and Livestock in General 4-H Club. Kay enjoyed tending to her flowers and shopping. Kay and her husband cherished visits from their granddaughter, Mikayla, helping her work with her steers and getting ready for the cattle shows. Most of all, Kay enjoyed spending time with her family. When the entire family came together, her tradition was to make them mashed potatoes and noodles.

Kay is survived by her husband, Apollo Perez of Ansonia, whom she married on December 29, 1976; a daughter and son-in-law, Megan (Marcom) Cover of Rossburg; a son, Mason Perez of Mediapolis, Iowa; grandchildren, Mikayla, Amaya and Eric; brothers and sisters-in-law, Duane (Roxanne) McEldowney of New Madison, and Terry McEldowney of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends may visit on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 5-7 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio with Eric Laux officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

In the lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Livestock in General 4-H Club, 4578 Elroy- Ansonia Road, Ansonia, Ohio 45303.

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

Jane A. Smith (October 6, 2017)

Jane A. Smith age 58, of Greenville passed away at 2:02 PM on Friday, October 6, 2017, in Ansonia.

Jane was born September 29, 1959, in Greenville to Esther I. (Flora) Rogers of Greenville and the late Earl F. Rogers. In addition to her father, Jane was also preceded in death by her brother, Floyd L. Rogers; and a nephew, Andy Kitchen.

In addition to her mother, Jane is survived by her children, Jeremy Boone & Angel Orr of Greenville, Jeff Boone & Krissy Cole of Richmond, Indiana, Jennifer & Dustin Hecht of Ansonia and Joshua Smith of Greenville; grandchildren, Cameron Boone, Brittany Orr, Ethan Boone, Dylan Boone, Cierra Rosinski, Callen Hecht and Remington Hecht; brother, Leon Rogers of Greenville; sisters & brothers-in-law, Marlene & Larry Troutwine of Ansonia and Sharon & Tom Hummel of Middletown; sister-in-law, Shirley Tapp of Hollansburg; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jane was an accountant at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Greg Hyre officiating. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery in Palestine. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Ansonia Local Schools, c\o Jane Smith Memorial Fund, 600 East Canal Street, P.O. Box 279 Ansonia, Ohio 45303-0279. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Adrian Silas & Aleigha Grace Kruckeberg (October 8, 2017 at 5:17 PM)

Twins Adrian Silas & Aleigha Grace Kruckeberg, infants, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 5:17 PM at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville, Ohio. They are survived by their parents, Justin Kruckeberg and Kayla Widener of Rossburg, Ohio.

In addition to their parents they are survived by maternal grandparents, John & Melissa Widener of Ansonia, Ohio; paternal grandparents, Robert & Diana Kruckeberg of Versailles, Ohio; aunts and uncles, Krista, Katrina, Nathaniel, Austin, Brian, Gabriel, Kiersten and Christina; as well as several cousins and other family members.

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

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

Martha J. Noggle (October 8, 2017)

Martha J. Noggle, 76 of Union City, Indiana passed away on Sunday October 8, 2017 at 5:45 AM at Union City Care Center, Union City, Ohio. She was born July 12, 1941 in Dayton, Ohio the daughter of the late Chester A. & Edith E. (Patterson) Fenton. She retired from Fram Honeywell.

She is preceded in death by her parents & her husband: John Noggle.

She is survived by her children: Beth Westfall of Union City, Indiana, & Sandra Olivas-Burns of Indianapolis, Indiana; grandchildren: Cheyenne J. White, Layton J.D. White, Isabell Harvey-Burns, Jackson Olivas Burns; 7 great grandchildren; brothers: Gary Fenton of Saratoga, Indiana, Joe Fenton of Arcanum, Ohio, Dan Fenton of St. Louis, Missouri; sisters: Marge Perrin of Las Vegas, Nevada, Marsha Skaggs of Batavia, Ohio; numerous nieces & nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday October 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Lisbon Cemetery, Union City, Indiana with Pastor Rick Kavanaugh officiating. Family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Evelyn “Ebby” (Pitsenbarger) Selander (October 9, 2017)

Evelyn “Ebby” (Pitsenbarger) Selander age 93, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 1:03 AM on Monday, October 9, 2017, at the Versailles Health Care Center.

She was born July 6, 1924, the second of five children in Versailles, Ohio to the late Elmer & Emma (Hauschild) Pitsenbarger. In addition to her parents, Evelyn was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Merle Selander on December 20, 2005 whom she married June 24, 1945; and brother, Floyd “Bear” Pitsenbarger.

Evelyn is survived by her sisters & brothers-in-law, Dorthabel & Gene Fox of Englewood, Phyllis & Jerry Oliver of Versailles and Janet & Howard Rehmert of Versailles; and a sister-in-law, Janet (Berger) Pitsenbarger of Versailles.

Ebby cherished her family and loved spending time with the many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. Evelyn graduated from Versailles High School in 1942. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Willowdell. She did clerical work for Poultry Producers and the Versailles Policy before she retired. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and baking her wonderful homemade bread, cookies and special chocolate cake.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Laura Shreffler officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Willowdell. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

David Allen Fornshil (October 8, 2017)

David Allen Fornshil, age 86 of Wayne Lakes, Ohio passed away at 6:47 AM Sunday October 8, 2017 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville, Ohio. Dave was born April 29, 1931 in Cincinnati, Ohio and the son of the late Winfield Dean and Edna Lucille (Campbell) Fornshil.

Dave was a Veteran of the US Navy serving as an Aviation Electronic Technician during the Korean War. Following his Naval service he attended ITT Technical Institute in Indiana for 3 years and later retired in 1993 from GTE of Troy, Ohio as a foreman and switch worker having installed the first electronic telephone office in Ohio.

He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Greenville, the Germantown Masonic Lodge, served on the Wayne Lakes Village Council and had coached boy’s baseball. Dave enjoyed going RV’ing with his wife Marilyn and fishing, computer and electronic equipment. Dave was also a lifelong HAM Radio operator.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by granddaughters Rachael Elizabeth Bass and Infant McNutt and a brother Donald Fornshil.

Dave is survived by his wife Marilyn Elizabeth (Foster) Fornshil of Wayne Lakes. They were married August 15, 1954. His children Rebecca Hatfield of Middletown, Ohio, Debra (Rodney) McNutt of Wayne Lakes, Lisa Pasch of Pendleton, Indiana, Dean (Christine) Fornshil of Dayton and Chris (Ronda) Fornshil of Wayne Lakes; grandchildren Jesse Hatfield, Trisha Allison, Allison Roberts, Christopher Fornshil, Steven Fornshil, Maggie Salem, Andrew Fornshil, Jamie Welch and Matthew Fornshil; great grandchildren Brandilyn Allison, Gage Allison, Rowan Hawes, Dayne Roberts, Cam Fornshil, Landen Roberts, Jordyn Welch, Zoey Fornshil, Khaled Salem, Cora Fornshil, Sophie Higgs, Carter Fornshil, Faith Welch and Xavier Higgs as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 PM Friday October 13, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Jackie Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery Ft. Jefferson, Ohio where Graveside Military Services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Friday from 1:00 PM until time of the services in the funeral home.

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

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

Robert L. Stigleman (October 4, 2017)

Robert L. Stigleman age 90, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 12:40 PM on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

Robert was born January 11, 1927, in Wayne County, Indiana to the late Louis H. & Lillian (Genn) Stigleman. In addition to his parents, Robert was also preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Mae (McClintock) Stigleman on September 17, 2016, whom he married January 6, 1967; son, James Stigleman; brother, Bill Stigleman; and sisters, Rosemary Stigleman and Wilma Mullen.

Robert is survived by his children, Mike & Faye Stigleman of Richmond, Indiana, Beth & Bob O’Neil of Richmond, Indiana, Carolyn Scheiben & Frank Holt of Richmond, Indiana and Bob Stigleman of Florida; daughter-in-law, Vickie Stigleman of Ohio; step-children, Linda & Charlie Roe of Fulton, Missouri, Joseph & Janet Worz of Ansonia, Ohio, Daniel Worz of Greenville, Ohio and Dr. John Kevin & Jeannie Worz of St. Augustine, Florida; 14 grandchildren; and several great and great-great grandchildren.

Robert retired in 1992 from the Darke County Courthouse where he was custodian for 15 years. He later worked part-time at Kroger in Greenville. Robert was a member of the Greenville Missionary Church.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Gary Oser officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenville Township Memorial Garden at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care or Brethren Retirement Community. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Victor Lee French (October 5, 2017)

Victor Lee French, age 74, of Greenville, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 2:13 AM at Kettering Medical Center. He was born on May 18, 1943, in Greenville, Ohio, to Harold Victor French of Greenville and the late Lois (Martin) French. Vic was actively involved in taking care of his parents.

Vic is survived by his wife of 53 years Rebecca S. (McCabe) French; children, Beth Ann Fisherback of Greenville, Gwen Sue & D. Duane Warvel of Versailles, and Dane Lee & Kirsten French of Greenville; grandchildren, Jordyn Fisherback, Jenna Fisherback, Sadie (Kyle) Beachy, Chloe Warvel, Trevyn & Abby French, Ty & Morgan French, and Taylin (Kyle) Ramey; great grandchildren, Charlotte Anne “Annie” Beachy, Henry French, Rohan French, and Norah and Hayden Ramey; brother and sister in law, Steve & Nina French of Greenville; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, Vic is preceded in death by his sister Debbie Jackson.

Vic worked at the American Water Company for 35 years and was also a farmer. He was a member of the EUM Church and Masonic Lodge. Vic was a people person as he never met a stranger. He was a very giving man and volunteered his time through FISH where he was also a board member. He also was active at the Red Cross where he helped after Hurricane Katrina and was an avid blood donor. He was a huge sports fan enjoying OSU football (we will have the OSU game playing on Saturday), NASCAR where he went to Talladega for many years, and Duke Basketball. He was also a volunteer assistant basketball coach for local high schools. Despite everything he did for his community, his family was most important to him. He enjoyed coaching his children’s sports teams, loved attending family events and spending time with his wife, kids, and grandchildren. His family will forever cherish the 50th wedding anniversary trip to Destin, Florida, and he will be greatly missed by many.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at 4:00 PM at EUM Church, 1451 Sater St., Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Jeff Harper officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. There will be a visitation held on Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 2-6 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that people bring canned goods to either the visitation at the funeral home or celebration of life at the church to be donated to a local food bank or donations can be made to the American Liver Foundation.

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

Remonia Taylor (October 3, 2017)

Remonia Taylor age 78, formerly of Greenville passed away at 10:53 PM on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Mt. Carmel West Hospital in Columbus.

She was born January 15, 1939, in Hazard, Kentucky to the late James & Callie (Morris) Deaton. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Carson & Charlie Deaton; and a sister, Vernia Holland.

Remonia is survived by her children, Mary & Michael Kramer of Grove City and Rita & Scott Baker of Arcanum; grandchildren, Steven Kramer, Virginia Baker & Essam Khattab, Rebecca Baker, Melissa & Brandon Young, Derek Baker, Katrina Baker, Neil Baker, Emma Baker & Carson Baker; great granddaughter, Lily Young; brother, Arnold Deaton of Jacksonville, Florida; sisters, Ruby Lanaham of Dayton, Mary Warbutton of West Carrollton, Flo Deaton of West Carrollton and Maxine Noble of Cold Spring, Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Remonia retired from GTI in Greenville.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, October 9, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Daniel Berdine officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Marilyn Ann Seiber (October 1, 2017)

Marilyn Ann Seiber, born March 28, 1930 in Pinesville, Kentucky, went home to be with her Savior on October 1, 2017 after a brief illness.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Wallace R. Seiber; children, Glenda M (Ron) Chumney of Columbia, South Carolina, Michael L. Seiber of Ferris, Texas, Rebecca J. (Robert) Floyd of Greenville, Ohio, Peggy J. (Robin) Cabe of Canton, Georgia; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchildren.

There will be no services.

The family requests in lieu of flowers or gifts that donations be made to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

William O. “Bill” Miller (September 30, 2017)

William O. “Bill” Miller 87 of Bradford, Ohio passed away on Saturday September 30, 2017 at 11:46 AM at Reid Health, Richmond, Indiana. He was born February 11, 1930 in Darke County, Ohio the son of the late Ezra & Christine Elizabeth (Martin) Miller. He retired from Greif Inc. and also from Meijer in Troy, Ohio. He served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of Oakland Church of the Brethren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his son: Charles W. “Chuck” Miller; brothers: David, Bud & Adrian Miller and also an infant brother; sisters: Donna Miller, Lucy Miller and an infant sister.

He is survived by his wife: June (Gibboney) Miller of Bradford; sons & daughters in law: Mike & Wendy Miller of Greenville, Scott & Shelley Miller of Greenville; grandchildren: Andrew, Pacey, & Evie Lynn Miller; brothers & sisters in law: Norman & Delores Miller of Greenville, Marvin “Butch” & Beverly Miller of Greenville; sisters & brother in law: Shirley & Jim Smith of New Madison, & Marcia Miller of Greenville; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Wednesday October 4, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Dr. Fred Bernhard officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday October 3, 2017 at the funeral home. Veterans Graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard.

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

Robert Lee “Bob” Longenecker (September 30, 2017)

Robert Lee “Bob” Longenecker, 81 of Ansonia, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born May 17, 1936 in Darke County, Ohio the son of the late Treva (Lambert) Hangen. Bob was raised by his grandparents, the late Webster and Rachel Lambert.

In addition to his mother, Bob was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters in-law, Elizabeth and Ralph Christman, Harry Glasscoe, Sam Glasscoe, Jack and Cathryn Glasscoe, Tom Glasscoe, and Jerry and Phyllis Glasscoe.

Bob was a 1954 graduate of Greenville High School. He worked for 40 years at the Union City Body Company and retired in 2003. As a teenager, Bob worked helping other farmers in the county and eventually would own his own farm. He was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed it until the age of 79. Bob was a member of the infamous Whistle Stop Coffee Club.

Bob is survived by his wife, Clouia (Glasscoe) Longenecker of Ansonia, whom he married on August 7, 1965; his sons and daughters-in-law, Rob and Judy Longenecker of Ansonia and Jeff and Jodi Longenecker of Ansonia; his grandchildren, Zac, Cierra, Jacob, Cameron, Coleton, and Luken; his sisters-in-law, Opal and Jim Halderman of West Milton and Edna Barlow of New Madison; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends may visit on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery in Arcanum, Ohio.

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

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

Lora “Jane” Landis (September 26, 2017)

Lora “Jane” Landis age 85, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:35 PM on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

She was born September 17, 1932, in Greenville to the late Boyd C. & Lula I. (Shiverdecker) Caupp. Jane was also preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Harold Landis; and sister, Mary Anne Peters.

Jane is survived by her children, Linda & James Matte of Tampa, Florida, Patricia Anne Latham of Phoenix, Arizona and Larry Wayne Landis of Greenville, Ohio; grandchildren, Jeremy Landis, Jason Landis, Lisa McClurg, Chrissy Landis, Michael Landis, Michelle Latham, Michael Latham, Lora Mae Matte and Josie Lynn Paredes; great-grandchildren, Abigail Latham, AJ Paredes, Jayden Paredes, Tyler Landis, Tori Landis, Aubrey Landis, Cami McClurg, Patrick McClurg, Abbie McClurg and Thomas McClurg; and a brother, Myron Denver Caupp of Middletown, Ohio.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery in Greenville. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Nita June Watern (September 26, 2017)

On September 26, 2017, Nita June Watern of New Madison, Ohio, age 73, succumbed to a long battle with cancer and went to be with our dear Lord, to join those in Heaven she treasured in life.

Nita was a giving person and her passions include quilting, crocheting, and cooking. All of which she gave as gifts from her heart.

Nita was an extremely wonderful and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and a dear friend to many. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her. Nita was a member of the Harrison Street Baptist Church in New Madison, Ohio. She was very blessed to have such an incredible Pastor and church family, with whom she loved with all of her heart.

Nita was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Fred E. Watern. Fred and Nita had two sons, Steven E. and his wife, Sandra L. Watern of New Paris, Ohio, and Joseph B. and his wife, Nina M. Watern of Wapakoneta, Ohio.

Nita was the daughter of the late Elberta F. Grubb, formerly of Dayton, Ohio. She had seven siblings, Jerry N. Walker, Larry H. Walker, and Ronald E. Walker, who are all deceased, and Mark R. Baller, Sandra R. Nelson, and Freda S. O’Bryan, who all still survive.

Nita had thirteen grandchildren, John T. Vetter, Shaun E. Vanover, Gabriel P. Watern, Rachel L. Watern, Tabitha R. Watern, Timothy S. Watern and Daniel A. Watern. These are the children of Steven and Sandra Watern. Madelynne R. Watern, Katherynne N. Watern, Peyton E. Watern, Carson J. Watern, Lillyanne M. Watern, and Hayden A. Watern. These are the children of Joseph and Nina Watern.

Nita also leaves behind six great grandchildren, three great aunts, a great uncle, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. All of whom will forever remember how wonderful and giving of a person Nita was and will forever miss her.

Nita and her family would like to sincerely thank the State of the Heart Care staff, especially her immediate nurses and aids, with whom she grew to love.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Harrison Street Baptist Church, 140 S. Harrison Street, New Madison with Pastor Kyle Herrmann officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmond Cemetery.

Family and friends my visit from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM also at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in Nita’s remembrance to Harrison Street Baptist Church, 140 S. Harrison Street, New Madison, Ohio 45346 or State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Thomas D. Sanderson (September 23, 2017)

Thomas D. Sanderson, 79 of Covington, Ohio passed away on Saturday September 23, 2017 at 6:55 AM at his residence. He was born July 20, 1938 in Versailles, Ohio the son of the late Ralph & Ruth Marie (Marker) Sanderson. He retired from Hobart Manufacturing where he worked as a Gear Cutter. He was a 46 year member of Webster United Methodist Church; Area 2 Shetland Pony Club; American Shetland Pony Club; Darke County Horse & Pony Club.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and his brother: Robert Sanderson.

He is survived by his wife Barbara (Berry) Sanderson of Covington whom he married September 16, 1995; his children & spouses: Russ & Mary Ann Sanderson of Bradford, Melanie & John Rimmer of Greenville, Mike & Denise Sanderson of West Milton, Matt Berry of Covington, Jerry & April Sanderson of Arizona, Heather & Craig Wenning of Columbus, & Lani Workman of Indiana; 12 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; nephew: Jeff Sanderson of Greenville.

Services will be held on Saturday September 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio with Pastor David Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday September 29, 2017 and 1 hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Association.

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

Naomi Grace Asterman (September 22, 2017)

Naomi Grace Asterman, 92 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Friday September 22, 2017 at 9:53 PM at Wayne Healthcare, Greenville, Ohio. She was born February 22, 1925 in Akron, Ohio the daughter of the late Stanley & Mary (Johnson) Ross.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Harold Asterman on February 9, 2014 whom she married January 11, 1943; her daughter: Sandra Trent; step grandson: Greg L. “Wilbur” Trent.

She is survived by her son & daughter in law: Randy & Valna Asterman of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren: Brian & Lynnette Trent, Mark Trent, Julie & Jeremy Fisher, Ross Asterman, & JB Asterman; great grandchildren: Brittany Trent, Ryan Trent, Chase Trent, Jessica Whittaker; great great grandchild: Rage Miller.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday September 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens with Pastor Jim Morehouse officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care.

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

Cindy Farrell (September 20, 2017)

Cindy Farrell, age 68 of Wayne Lakes, Ohio passed away at 7:20 PM Wednesday September 20, 2017 at her residence. Cindy was born September 1, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio and the daughter of the late Roland and Shirley (Craft) Bryer.

She was retired from the Greenville City School System as a bus driver. Cindy loved animals, spending time outdoors including working with her flowers and was an avid reader.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a niece, Brandi Browder, and her mother- in- law, Georgia (Ross) Farrell.

Cindy is survived by her husband, Tom A. Farrell of Wayne Lakes. They were married June 18, 1971. Also, her children Vanessa M. (Aaron) Larkins of Cincinnati, Tom I. Farrell of Milwaukee, Wis. and Ivan K. Farrell of Satellite Beach, Fla.; grandchildren Owen and Blake Larkins; sister, Debbie (Jim) Browder of Springfield; brother Roland Brayer of Troy; sister- in law- Vicki (Marvin) Wilson, Springboro; father-in-law William J. (Edna) Farrell of Wayne Lakes; nephew James (Emily) Browder and niece Tara (Aaron) Wolf.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 4:00 PM until 6:30 PM in the Bailey Zechar Funeral Home 653 Hickey Ave., Versailles, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) or and local animal rescue shelter.

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

Margaret Ellen (Livingston) Jones (September 21, 2017)

Margaret Ellen (Livingston) Jones, 91 of Columbus, Ohio and formerly of Union City passed away on Thursday September 21, 2017 at1:52 PM at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. She was born January 30, 1926 in Union City, Indiana the daughter of the late Phillip & Fern (Lacey) Livingston. She was a Teachers Aid at Missinawa Valley Schools for 25+ years retiring in 1986.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: John Edward Jones Sr.; her sons: John Jones Jr., Philip Jones; her brother: Bob Livingston; her sister and brother in law: Betty & Lloyd Grimes.

She is survived by her son & daughter in law: Thomas & Kim Jones of Pickerington, Ohio; grandchildren: Kathryn (Tamir) Thomas, Alyssa Jones, Kyle Jones; great grandchildren: Jaden, Payton, & Allie Thomas, Avery Jones.

Services will be held on Sunday September 24, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Sonny Petty officiating. Burial will be in Greenville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM on Sunday at the funeral home.

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

Joan Hawley (September 15th, 2017)

Joan Hawley, after some months of deteriorating health, died Friday morning, September 15th, with her sons at her side. She had lived the last two years at the Brethren Retirement Community and was five weeks away from her 93rd birthday. Her son Jeff died in 2010, and her husband, Dr. Daniel Hawley, died in 1973. She is the daughter of Erma Jefferis and Carl Mergler, and stepdaughter of Carmen Jefferis (all deceased).

Joan lived most of her life in Greenville, a town she loved and served in many ways. Her varied work path included the Yarn Dome, Greenville Public Schools, the Greenville City Building, and the Darke Co. Courthouse. In retirement she thoroughly enjoyed her association with the Garst Museum as well as being part of the leadership team for the GHS Alumni Association. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for 70 years, singing in the choir and serving as an Elder.

Despite times of sadness in her life, she found great joy within her family and from her many friendships. She delighted in family gatherings, particularly during Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, as well as numerous weddings. Family vacations were highlights—especially being on the water with her sons in various watercraft ranging from kayaks, canoes, and sailboats to water taxis and ski boats.

She is survived by her sons Tom (Laura), John (Robin), and Dave; her grandchildren Margaret (Jason) Morgan, Sarah (Taylor) Hawley, John (Tanika) Hawley, Bob (Laura) Hawley, Tiffany (Carter) Hawley, and Dan Hawley; and great-grandchildren Camillia Morgan, Acala Cresci, Liam and Maya Creighton, and Bailey, Sam, Johanna, Isabel, Jace, and Avrie Hawley; two sisters, Ann Patty and Frances Miller; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was especially fond of her daughters-in-law: Marcy, Jeannie, Linda, Lynne, Laura, and Robin. Joan also appreciated special friendships with Barb Hole and Gerri Strauss.

Joan died as she lived—peacefully and with measures of courage and resilience. She is missed by her family and friends.

Services will be held on Saturday September 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church 114 East Fourth Street Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Dr. John Person officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday September 29, 2017 at Zechar Bailey funeral home.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Brethren Retirement Community or the First Presbyterian Church.

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

Helen E. (Marshall) Willman (September 19, 2017)

Helen E. (Marshall) Willman age 91 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:11 AM Tuesday September 19, 2017 at the Brethren Retirement Community of Greenville. Helen was born September 2, 1926 in Columbus, Ohio and the daughter of the late Foster and Helen (Truxall) Marshall.

She was retired having worked for many years as a Clerk for the Darke County Court. She was a long time member of the St. John Lutheran Church of Greenville singing in the church choir and serving as the Church Treasurer for many years. She had also been involved with the Girl Scouts as a Scout Leader and an instructor of Folk Dancing and active in a local Music Club. Helen was a former member of the Darke County YMCA and had been involved with several old friends in an early morning swimming group. She also enjoyed the long summer camping trips with all the family and numerous trips overseas and to the Mideast with her husband Mike’s Army reunion group. Many years ago she had been employed at the Columbus Dispatch as a photographer and had always had an interest in aviation and space travel.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Michael L. Willman April 16, 2003. They were married August 17, 1947. Also by her sister Ruth Ann Keck.

Helen is survived by her children Barbara Rhoads of Hamilton, Diane (James) Foutch of Denton, Texas and Steve (Roxanne) Willman of Greenville; grandchildren Dori Frederick, Jeffrey (Stephanie) Rhoads, Darby Keller, Jason (Aimee) Foutch, Susan Foutch, Mollie Mendoza, Matthew (Kristin) Willman and Mark (Nanci) Willman; great grandchildren Jaymz (Lora) Frederick, Alexandra Rhoads, Kayla Rhoads, Macayla Mendoza, Chloe Willman, Brady Willman, Eve Willman, Grant Willman, Evan Willman, Isabella Ornelas, Sonia Ferrell-Foutch and wife Spencer, Micah Neilson and husband Josh, Trevor Davila and Diego Davila; great great grandchild Jaymz Frederick Jr. as well as nieces Heidi (Tim) Welker and Karen (John) Snyder.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday September 30, 2017 at the St. John Lutheran Church 7418 State Route 121-N. Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Brian McGee officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in the St. John Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 AM until time of the services in the church.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to St. John Lutheran Church or the Charity of your choice.

Arrangement by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

James “Jim” Leis (September 20, 2017)

James “Jim” Leis, 77, of Rossburg, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Village Green Health Campus in Greenville.

He was born September 26,1939 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Ernest and Anna Gertrude (Campbell) Leis.

In addition to his parents, Jim is preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Darrrel Rowland.

Jim was born and raised a farmer. He milked cows and had cattle, and other livestock; he planted corn, soy beans, wheat and hay. He was a member of Rossburg United Methodist Church. As a young man, Jim and his friends would modify their tractors and compete in tractor pulls. Jim was a kind and generous man. He has helped a lot of people and would never ask for anything in return. The only thing that Jim wasn't a fan of, was groundhogs. He had life-long war on any groundhog that was unlucky enough to step foot on his property. Jim loved his family and adored his grandchildren. He was a devoted husband and caring father. He has left many lasting and fond memories.

Jim is survived by his wife of 59 years, Janet (Hartzell) Leis of Rossburg, whom he married on January 11, 1958; his daughters and sons-in-law; Aliana and Bryan Clymer of Greenville and Cindy and Steve Shoop of Greenville; his grandchildren and spouses, Holly and Chad Garrison of New Albany, Ohio and Brianne and Craig Galloway of Columbus, Ohio; his great granddaughters, Stella and Scarlett Garrison; his great grandson, Bodhi Galloway; and his sister and brother-in-law, Janet (Rowland) and Gail Long of New Paris, Ohio.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 7PM Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home, with Pastor Mitch Arnold officiating. Interment will follow at a later date.

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

Memorial contributions may be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or to the Rossburg United Methodist Church, 117 Ross Street, Rossburg, Ohio 45362.

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