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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Amber Lacey Kiser (April 24, 2017)

Amber Lacey Kiser age 30, of Greenville passed away at 11:37 AM on Monday, April 24, 2017, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville. Amber was born December 14, 1986, in Union City, Indiana.

Amber is survived by her mother & step father, Vickie (Mills) & Kenny Yoder of Ansonia; son, Trey Walker Kiser; sister & brother-in-law, Tonya & Dan Cline of Greenville; brother, Brian Roth of Union City, Indiana; paternal grandmother, Patricia Roth of Union City, Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Amber was preceded in death by her father, Anthony Roth.

Amber was a STNA at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville. She was a member of Bible Fellowship Church in Greenville.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Chris Cobb officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday 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

Monday, April 24, 2017

A. Gene McGuire (April 20, 2017)

A. Gene McGuire, age 71 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 8:00 AM Thursday April 20, 2017 at his residence. Gene was born May 10, 1945 in Greenville, Ohio and the son of the late Ermel McGuire and Lucille (Hayes) “McGuire” Hickey.

He was retired from Hittle GMC of Greenville as a Service Writer and later had worked at Dean’s Automotive and part time seasonal work at the Darke County Fairgrounds.

Gene was a member of the Greenville Moose Lodge, a true outdoors man loving to hunt, fish camp and any and all sports.

Gene is survived by his wife Carolyn (Boolman) McGuire of Greenville. They were married June 2, 1989. Also his sons Barry McGuire, Tim McGuire and Scott McGuire all of Greenville; step children Kim (Clint) Falls of Texas, Lisa Schlechty of Greenville and Charles (Penny) Schlechty of Texas; 10 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; brothers Craig (Cindy) McGuire, Dale (Linda) McGuire and Larry McGuire all of Greenville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 PM Tuesday April 25, 2017 at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Teegarden Cemetery near Ansonia, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2:00 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.

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

Betty L. Marshall (April 20, 2017)

Betty L. Marshall, age 86, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 12:37 AM at Oakley House in Greenville, Ohio. She was born on July 20, 1930 in Jay County, Indiana, to the late Louis & Veronica (Alig) Laux.

She is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Stephen & Nora Marshall of Greenville and James & Billie Marshall of Greenville; grandchildren; Amy (Efrain) Lopez, Melissa (Donnie) Comer, Jerrod Marshall, Brad (Sheila) Bell, April Mesa and Brandy Bowling; great grandchildren, Veronica, Jacob, Marisol, Efrain and Emily Lopez, Alyssa (Shayne) Scantland, Zachary Comer, Tiffany Hoskins, Kaylee Eineichner, Cole and Ryker Marshall, Brittany Miller, Jessica Kerg and Kevin Kerg Jr.; 4 great great grandchildren; brothers, Donald Laux of Colorado and Harold Laux of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Junior R. Marshall; daughter, Veronica Marshall; brothers, Martin, Cletus, Hilbert, Luvern, Ralph, and William Laux; sisters, Leona Cameron and Margaret Klosterman.

Betty, along with her husband Junior, was the owner/operator of Marshall Aluminum. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Greenville and enjoyed quilting.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 12:30 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 W. 3rd St., Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. Frank Brawner celebrant and Eric Laux co-officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday before mass from 10:00 AM to Noon at 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. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Ermil Evonne Dunwoody (April 19, 2017)

Ermil Evonne Dunwoody, 93, of Yorkshire, passed away on April 19, 2017 at her residence.

She was born on June 28, 1923 in Mercer County, OH, to the late Charles and Hattie (Stetler) Shope.

In addition to her parents, Ermil is preceded in death by her son, Paul Ray Dunwoody, her sisters, Bernice Shope and Irene Donovan and her brother, Carl Stetler.

Ermil was a member of the North Star Congregational Christian Church. She enjoyed giving flowers to people, visiting with neighbors, vegetable gardening, crocheting and reading emails and letters from people. She loved to bake bread, pies and especially making noodles and pot pie.

Ermil is survived by her husband, Rev. Charles Dunwoody of Yorkshire, her daughters, Sally and Richard Peterson of Yorkshire, Jane and David Good of Yorkshire, and Sue Dunwoody (Craig Dieringer) of Hilo, HI; grandchildren, Julia, Amy, Cami, Jenny, Becky, Aaron and Micheal; great grandchildren, Katie, Felicia, Toby, Paige and Ben.

Family and friends may call on Saturday, April 29,2017 from 3pm-5pm at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home.

Burial will be held at a later date in Holsapple Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to St. Peter’s Neurological Center, 78 W. Main Street, Burkettsville, OH 45310.

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

Carl G. Willeford (April 18, 2017)

Carl G. Willeford age 74, of Union City, Ohio passed away at 3:01 PM on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at his residence. Carl was born May 3, 1942, in Camden, Ohio to the late Walter & Mary (Sunderman) Willeford.

Carl is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara (Journay) Willeford whom he married April 15, 1972; children, Anita & Duane Smith of Eaton, Carla & Jeff Eck of Farmersville and Jason & Joy Willeford of Saratoga, Indiana; grandchildren, Cole Johnson of Eaton, Kyle Johnson of Eaton, Brayden Smith of Eaton, Chloe Eck of Farmersville, Olivia Eck of Farmersville, Abby Willeford of Saratoga, Indiana, Andy Willeford of Saratoga, Indiana, Austin Willeford of Saratoga, Indiana, Brian & Tesha Smith of Eaton, Devin & Taylor Smith of Eaton and Trey Smith of Eaton; great-granddaughter, Victoria Smith; brothers & sisters-in-law, Fred & Linda Willeford of Camden and Jim & Patty Willeford of Camden; sister, Berty Elliott of Camden; mother-in-law, Waneta Journay of New Weston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Carl was also preceded in death by his brothers, Adolph, Ben, William, George, Edward, Joseph, Robert and Paul Willeford; sisters, Minnie Gingerich, Rose Costello and Mary Anna Surguy; brothers-in-law, Loren Elliott, Charles Surguy and Lloyd Gingerich; sister-in-law, Eileen Willeford; and father-in-law, Richard Journay.

Carl served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a retired farmer and factory worker. Carl was a member of the National Rifle Association.

A celebration of Carl’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Garden in Darke County with full Military Honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Darke County. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Russell M. Huffman (April 17, 2017)

Russell M. Huffman age 82, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:45 PM on Monday, April 17, 2017, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Russell was born June 8, 1934, in Richmond, Indiana to the late James L. & Ellen Mae (Moffett) Huffman.

Russell is survived by his daughters, Diana Gallegos of Greenville and Sue Ellen Clark of Lebanon; grandchildren, Robert & Jennifer Weyant III, Nolan & Jenna Bousman and Zachary Clark; and a great-granddaughter, Ayla Weyant.

Russell was also preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Rita J. (Smith) Huffman on March 9, 2017 whom he married October 30, 1954; and 10 brothers and sisters.

Russell was a mechanic; he owned and operated Huffman Alignment in Greenville until his retirement. He was a member of the Lowell Thomas Lodge #83 FOPA for 28 years where he served as President for 14 years.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Chip Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Ft. Jefferson. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 to 7:30 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lowell Thomas Lodge #83 FOPA, C/O Cindy Lovejoy 620 Martin St. Greenville, OH 45331. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Margaret N. (Margie) Williams Memorial Service - April 29, 2017

A Memorial Service for Margaret N. (Margie) Williams will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. Fourth Street, Greenville, Ohio, on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. John Person officiating. An Interment of Ashes will follow at Greenville Cemetery and then a Celebration Luncheon will take place at the church. In lieu of flowers, it is asked that a donation be made to the First Presbyterian Church. Online condolences for the family may be expressed at www.zecharbailey.com.

Gary F. Hemmelgarn (April 16, 2017)

Gary F. Hemmelgarn age 63, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 1:13 AM on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering. Gary was born September 21, 1953, in Piqua, Ohio to the late Raymond Henry & Evelyn Kathryn (Jones) Hemmelgarn.

Gary is survived by his son & daughter-in-law, Nathan & Amanda Hemmelgarn of Bradford; granddaughters, Macenzy & Caitlyn Hemmelgarn; sisters & brothers-in-law, Kay & Ronald Groff of North Star, Joyce & Richard Knapke of Rossburg and Linda & Bill Gudermuth of Hawk Point, Missouri; brother, Raymond H. Hemmelgarn Jr. of Winter Haven, Florida; sisters-in-law, Diane Hemmelgarn of North Star, Wanda Hemmelgarn of Wright City, Missouri and Diana Hemmelgarn of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Gary was also preceded in death by his brothers, Edward V. and Charles L. Hemmelgarn.

Gary retired from SAJACKS Transport in Maria Stein where he was a truck driver.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. There will be no funeral service. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice in Gary’s memory. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Tracy L. Baerwald (April 15, 2017)

Tracy L. Baerwald, age 50 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:44 AM Saturday April 15, 2017 at her residence. Tracy was born January 16, 1967 in Greenville, Ohio and the daughter of Jack and Mary Pat (Young) Royer of Greenville.

She had been employed for 12 years at GTI and enjoyed participating in bowling leagues at Treaty Lanes and spending time at the “Lazy R” campgrounds.

She was preceded in death by 2 uncles Dennis and Steve Young.

Tracy’s survivors in addition to her parents are her husband David C. Baerwald of Greenville. They were married July 7, 2001. Also daughters Tara Hart and Amber (Adam) Duncan all of Greenville; step children Justin Baerwald, Jesse Baerwald and Olivia Baerwald all of Greenville; grandchildren Paige, Levi, Audrey and Aiden; brothers Jack (Virginia) Royer and Tony (Sarah) Royer all of Greenville as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday April 21, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the funeral home.

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

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

Roger A. Ewing (April 16, 2017)

Roger A. Ewing, 69 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away on Sunday April 16, 2017 at 1:59 AM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born August 5, 1947 in Greenville, Ohio the son of the late Eugene & Dorothy (Oswalt) Ewing. He worked as an electrician at Buds Electric and was a member of EUM Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter: Bella; Sister: Sandra Hemmelgarn; brothers: Jack & Myron Ewing; niece: Bridget Kenworthy.

He is survived by his children: Roger Ewing, Myron Moore, & Alishia Nieto; grandchildren: Josh Ewing, Marie Ewing, Zoie Nieto, Ava Moore, & Cameron Moore; brothers: Terry Ewing, & Melvin Ewing; sisters: Nancy Forry, & Beverly Bowman; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Friday April 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with burial following in Mote Cemetery. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home.

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

Donald “Donnie” Marker (April 14, 2017)

Donald “Donnie” Marker, 53, of Greenville, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017 from a massive heart attack. He was born on January 13, 1964 in Greenville to the late Harley and Clara (Vannoy) Marker.

In addition to his parents, Donnie was preceded in death by several brothers.

Donnie built homes for Habitat for Humanity of Dayton. He enjoyed hunting, drag racing, and helping people when he could. He restored old, antique cars and resold them. Most of all, Donnie loved spending time with his kids and grandkids.

Donnie is survived by his wife of 28 years, Tracy (Caupp) Marker of Greenville, whom he married on October 1, 1988 at the his parent's homestead; step son, Jamie Caupp of Greenville; his daughters, Brittany and Matt Zunke of Piqua and Sierra Marker of Kenton, Ohio; grandchildren, Allisa Forsythe, Izzy Forsythe, Gavin Zunke and Channing Duke-Zunke; one brother; three sisters; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jeanne and Doug Lyme of Greenville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Chris and Jill Caupp of Greenville and Terry and Patty Caupp of Gettysburg; close friends, Ben and Pam Kimmel of Greenville; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends may visit on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 11AM - 12 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, Donnie’s family request memorial contributions be made to Oliver Floyd Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

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

Sara “Sara Bear” Fletcher (April 13, 2017)

Sara “Sara Bear” Fletcher, age 29, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:49 PM at her residence. She was born on March 9, 1988 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Elaine (Melling) Davis of Palestine, Ohio, and David Fletcher of Greenville, Ohio.

In addition to her parents she is survived by her children, Devon, Christina, Isaiah and Damion; brothers, David Fletcher II of Greenville, Michael Fletcher of Bradford and Brandon of Tennessee; maternal grandmother, Sue Sweeney of Bradford; maternal grandfather, Keith Melling, Athens, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Sara loved arts and crafts, hiking, camping and simple loved nature.

Sara was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Herman & Jane Fletcher.

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 funeral home to help offset funeral expenses. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Rebecca “Becky” Dyer (April 13, 2017)

Rebecca “Becky” Dyer, age 56, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:25 PM at State of the Heart Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on September 16, 1960 in Greenville, Ohio, to Lois (Dufur) Grice and the late William Grice.

In addition to her mother she is survived by her daughter, Crissy (Grice) Ross of Greenville; grandchildren, Daiden Ross, Deakon Grice, Logan Thomas and Addison Schlater; siblings, William “Bill” & Sharon Grice of Greenville, Ed & Susan Grice of Bradford and Diana C. Louk of Greenville; nieces and nephews, Randy Louk, Tracy Miniard, Tricia Mora, Tammy Minard, James Louk, Erin Licona, Duane Grice and Kyle Grice; as well as numerous great nieces and nephews.

Becky was a free spirit kind of person. She was loved by many and was known as Momma B and was the Grateful Dead’s number one fan. She worked at Service Beauty Supply in Greenville.

Becky is preceded in death by her father; daughter, Billie Jo Kress; brother, Ray W. Grice; and friends, Jill Brown-Robinson and Polly Kingrey.

There will be a celebration of life service on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 5-7 PM at the funeral home.

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

Betty Lou Brown (April 11, 2017)

Betty Lou Brown age 85, of Greenville passed away at 2:15 PM on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Heartland of Greenville. Betty was born April 22, 1931, in Lynn, Indiana to the late Charles & Dora Belle (Beanblossom) Flatter Sr.

Betty is survived by a daughter, Tammy Grace Brown of Greenville; nephew, Donald & Gloria Whittaker of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty was also preceded in death by her husband, Maynard Leroy Brown; son, Thomas Leroy Brown; and 15 brothers and sisters.

Betty was a homemaker. She attended Trinity Wesleyan Church in Greenville.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Greenville Cemetery (Old Section) with Rev. Elwood Stuart officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Eva N. Shuttleworth (April 6, 2017)

Eva N. Shuttleworth, age 88 of Greenville, Ohio went to be with the Lord 3:05 AM Thursday April 6, 2017 at the Hospice Healthcare Center Greenville, Ohio. Eva was born March 29, 1929 to Vernon and Bertha L. (Rutrough) Garber.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband Harold E. Myers February 10, 1989; son Charles E. Myers; brothers Virgil Garber as a stillborn infant, Paul Garber, Ezra Garber and sister Opal Bayer.

She was a member of the Fort Jefferson United Methodist Church for 50 some years. She loved working in her church doing many different things. She was a housewife and worked for the former GC Murphy Company 23 years and the former Uhlman Department Store for 10 years.

She leaves in passing her husband Marvin L. Shuttleworth of Greenville. Two Children Galen (Sandy) Myers and Pam (Jerry) Sowers; four grandchildren Nanette (Matt) Bell, Angela (Heath) Finfrock, Brian Sowers and Jonathan Myers; nine great grandchildren Micheala Bell, Kelsea Bell, Alexis Sowers, Ashley Sowers, Katrina Sowers, Chaia Sowers, Jarin Sowers, twins Haley and Brieanna Finfrock. Two step sons Greg (Donna) Shuttleworth and Mark (Jennifer) Shuttleworth; two step grandchildren twins Daniel and Addison Shuttleworth; good friend Maureen McCabe, God Son Martin Marty McCabe and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday April 10, 2017 at the Fort Jefferson United Methodist Church 3856 Church Street Fort Jefferson, Ohio with Pastors David Brisker and John McRoberts co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery Fort Jefferson. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Monday from 10:00 AM until time of services in the church.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Fort Jefferson United Methodist Church or State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County.

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Margaret Yvonne Ridenour (April 7, 2017)

Margaret Yvonne Ridenour of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Friday morning, April 7, 2017, at the Versailles Health Care Center. Yvonne was born March 31, 1932, to the late Orville and Edna Crowell. She was married to the late Philip D. Ridenour on February 10, 1951. She is survived by their daughter Gretchen Ridenour Sahlin and son-in-law Monte Sahlin of Kettering, Ohio; granddaughter Najwa Jones and grandson-in-law Todd Jones of Washington Township, Ohio; two step-granddaughters and son-in-laws, Melissa and Gianluca Bruno of Landen, Ohio, and Stephanie and Santosh Jackson of Takoma Park, Maryland; three step-great grandsons and a step-great granddaughter. She is also survived by her cousins Doug and Pat Crowell, Ron and Arianne Henry, their daughters Madison and Gracie, Mary Jane and Nick Engler and family, Dane and Karen Crowell and family, and Joyce Crooks and family.

Yvonne worked at American Budget and owned Yvonne's Fashion Shop in Versailles. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and other organizations in the community. All her friends over the years gave her much enjoyment.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, Rev. Robert Akins officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles.

The family would like to thank the Hospice of Ohio and its crisis nursing team, as well as the nursing staff of the Versailles Health Care Center for their care of Yvonne. We would also like to thank a number of family friends who regularly visited Yvonne in the last year or so. In lieu of flowers, we would ask that a donation be made to the Hospice of Ohio.

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

Dorothy Esther Shives (April 8, 2017)

Dorothy Esther Shives, 98, of Greenville, passed away early Saturday morning, April 8, 2017, at Rest Haven.

She was born November 8, 1918, in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, to the late Emanuel and Edna (Iddings) Wion.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, James N. Shives, Sr., whom she married June 21, 1941; her son, James N. Shives, Jr.; and four brothers, Robert, William, Raymond, and Richard Wion.

Dorothy was active most of her life and loved to travel. Dorothy enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and listening to music. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and was Worthy Matron of Gettysburg chapter. Dorothy made her family a priority and always made time for and was active in all the family functions.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Jonette Dee “Joni” Shives of Greenville and Jon Michael “Mike” Shives of Gettysburg; her sister, Mildred Bourne of Vandalia and her brother, Delbert Wion of West Milton; and her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Burial in Gettysburg Cemetery will be later this spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, 550 Summit Avenue #101, Troy, Ohio 45373

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

Thomas “Tom” Dean Blumenstock (March 16, 2017)

Thomas “Tom” Dean Blumenstock, age 77, formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at his residence, in Kempner, Texas.

Tom was born on November 30, 1939 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Harold and Helen (Clay) Blumenstock.

Tom loved his family and friends. Tom’s special interests included riding horses, fishing, and gardening.

In addition to his parents Tom was preceded in death by his daughter, Robin Blumenstock, son, Todd Blumenstock, and sister, Jane Long.

Tom is survived by his wife Karen (Baughman) Blumenstock, formerly of Greenville, Ohio and currently of Kempner, Texas, whom he married on November 15, 2008; son and daughter in law, Chris & Kathy Blumenstock of Ludlow Falls, Ohio; daughter and son in law, Dana & Steve Puterbaugh of Hollansburg, Ohio; step daughter, Jennifer Harless of Piqua, Ohio; grandchildren, Jason (Sue) Blumenstock, Erica Blumenstock, Christopher (Brittaney) Blumenstock, Alicia (Chris) Walter, Mat Blumenstock, Geo Thornton, Meaghan Thornton, and Logan Puterbaugh; step grandchildren, Brandon and Kevin Darnell, great grandchildren, Jaron, Sierra, Sydney, Skylar, and Tristin; brother and sister in law, Richard and Linda Blumenstock of Bradenton, Florida; brother, Steve Blumenstock, of Greenville, Ohio; and sister, Mary Ann Schellhaas of Arcanum, Ohio; brother in law & sister in law, Richard & Georgia Rowland of Kempner, Texas, sister in law, Patricia Baughman of Ansonia, Ohio, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Eric Fee officiating.

Family and friends my visit Saturday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

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

Eva N. Shuttleworth (April 6, 2017)

Eva N. Shuttleworth, age 88 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 3:05 AM Thursday April 6, 2017 at the Hospice Healthcare Center Greenville, Ohio. She was born March 29, 1929 in Van Buren Township Darke County Ohio and the daughter of the late Vernon & Bertha (Routnough) Garber.

Eva retired in 1996 from the former Ulhman Clothing Store and prior to her employment there had worked at G. C. Murphy Store, both of Greenville.

She was a very active member of the Fort Jefferson United Methodist Church serving as a Communion Stewart, Altar Guild, Church Council, Sunday School Superintendent and Secretary, the church Dart Ball Team and President of the United Methodist Women. She was also an avid Cincinnati Reds fan.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband Harold E. Myers, son Charles E. Myers, brothers Virgil T. Garber as a stillborn infant, Paul Garber and Ezra Garber and sister Opal Bayer.

Eva is survived by her husband Marvin L. Shuttleworth of Greenville. They were married August 1, 1992. Also children Galen L. (Sandy) Myers, Pamela S. (Jerry) Sowers, all of Piqua, Gregory A. (Donna) Shuttleworth of Villa Hills, KY and Mark L. (Jennifer) Shuttleworth of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandchildren Nanette Bell, Angela Finfrock, Brian Sowers and Jonathan Myers; great grandchildren Alexis Sowers, Katrina Sowers, Ashley Sowers, Micheala Bell, Kelsea Bell, Chaia Sowers, Jarin Sowers, Daniel Shuttleworth and Addison Shuttleworth; sister Ida Mae Klosterman of Greenville; sisters in law Mildred Garber of Greenville and Bonnie (Joe) Hufnagle of Okeechobee, Florida as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday April 10, 2017 at the Fort Jefferson United Methodist Church 3856 Church Street Fort Jefferson, Ohio with Pastors David Brisker and John McRoberts co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery Fort Jefferson. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Monday from 10:00 AM until time of services in the church.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Fort Jefferson United Methodist Church or State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County.

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

Ruth E. "Ellie" Bowman (April 6, 2017)

Ruth E. "Ellie" Bowman, 94, of Greenville and formerly of Rossburg, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Village Green. She was born March 4, 1923 in Rossburg, to the late Frank and Maude (Cundiff) Campbell.

In addition to her parents, Ellie is preceded in death by her husband, Millard H. Bowman, whom she married March 2, 1945; her infant son, Millard H. Bowman, Jr.; her foster son, Paul David Young; her five, brothers, Sam, Jake, Richard, Gene and Neal Campbell; her six sisters, Edna Lenker, Daisy Subler, Aileen Mason, Betty Brown, Pauline Zechar and Gertie Leis.

Ellie is survived by her daughter, Carol (Stan) Cox of Rossburg; granddaughter, Kristy Brewer; foster grandchildren, Denise Young-Schepis and Darin Young; step grandchildren, Lori (Scott) Billenstein and Traci (Charlie) Hinshaw; sister-in-law, Karen (Duane) Mote; and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, April 11,2017 at 10:30 AM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Steven Shoop officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Monday, April 10,2017 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.

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

Paul C. Woodard (April 6, 2017)

Paul C. Woodard, age 89 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 4:20 AM Thursday April 6, 2017 at his residence in Greenville. Paul was born October 20, 1927 in Boone, NC and the son of the late Lorenzo D. and Ellafair (Calloway) Woodard.

Paul retired in 1991 from RTA of Dayton, where he had driven a bus. He was a Veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Navy.

He attended the Abbottsville Methodist Church, a member of the American Legion, Greenville Eagles Lodge and loved to play solitaire and jigsaw puzzles.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Patricia (Wheeler) Woodard in 1992; brother Roy Woodard and sister Louise Buchanan.

Paul is survived by his wife Delores (Fourman) “Stoner” Woodard of Greenville. They were married April 16, 1994. Also children Corinne (Craig) Murray of Beavercreek and Kimberly Woodard of Fairborn; step children Tony (Mitzi) Stoner of Beavercreek and Delene (Scott) Weidner of Hamilton; grandchildren Christopher Peckolt, Cynthia Peckolt, Courtney (Casey Simmons) Smith and Cara Smith; step grandchildren Sara (Dustin) Lacy, Kyle Stoner, Samantha Stoner and Joshua Weidner; great grandchildren Kaylynn Vanover, Britney Vanover and Chasity Vanover as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held at 7:00 PM Tuesday April 11, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Myra Ary officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 PM until time of the services in the funeral home. Burial will be held in the Mount Zion Cemetery Beavercreek, Ohio at the convenience of the family.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Abbottsville Methodist Church Arcanum, Ohio.

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

Barbara Jane (Goodall) Agne (April 6, 2017)

Barbara Jane (Goodall) Agne, age 85, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 4:50 AM at the Versailles Health Care Center. She was born on July 13, 1931 in Versailles, Ohio, to the late R. Norman & Helen A. (Fischer) Goodall.

She is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Bruce & Chris Agne of Greenville and Jeff & Monica Agne of Troy, Ohio; grandchildren, Shawn (Mindy) Agne, Jessica (Ken) Koch, Timothy (Misty) Agne, Michelle (Ben) Dickstein, Craig (Julia) Agne, Lisa (Chris) King, Kyle Agne and Jenelle Agne; great grandchildren, Natalie Agne, Carter Koch, Sam Agne, Cooper Koch, Clara Dickstein, William King and Charlotte Agne; brothers in law and sisters in law, Paul Agne of Versailles, Max (Elaine) Agne of Shelbyville, Kentucky, Marilyn (Larry) Warner of Eaton, Ohio; cousin, Susan Middleton of Durban, South Africa; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by, husband, Jon Edward Agne; son, Brad Agne; grandson, Christopher Agne; and brother, Jack Goodall.

Barbara was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Versailles where she sang in the church choir and past director and served on the church council, past officer of Versailles Athletic Boosters and was the past President of the Parent Teacher Organization. She taught at Anna Schools in the early 60’s, then at Versailles Schools before retiring in the early 90’s and was a graduate of Wittenberg University

There will be a service held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Pastor Bob Atkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday one hour prior to the services at church. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Trinity Lutheran Church or Versailles Emergency Medical Services.

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

Robert L. “Bob” Clark (April 5, 2017)

Robert L. “Bob” Clark, age 82, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 12:40 AM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on June 13, 1934 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late John Robert Clark and Hazel (Mullen) Harless.

Robert is survived by his wife, Villa Jean (Subler) Clark of Greenville, Ohio, whom he married on September 5, 1953; brothers in law and sisters in law, Rodney & Alcesta Subler of Greenville; Judy & Norman Warner of Gettysburg; Janet & Craig VanBatten of Wisconsin and Shirley Miller of North Star, Ohio.

In addition to his parents she preceded in death by his sisters, Jacqueline Lutz and Sandra Stuck.

Robert retired from Cadillac Cage and was a member of the Treaty City Motorcycle Club, American Motorcycle Association and the Eagles in Greenville.

There will be a private graveside 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 American Alzheimer’s Association. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Mrs. Jeanne M. Witwer (April 3, 2017)

Mrs. Jeanne M. Witwer, 89 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Monday April 3, 2017 at 5:10 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community. She was born October 15, 1927 in Bethlehem, Pa., the daughter of the late Elmer & Anne (Roach) Ruth. She retired in 1987 as a Clerk at PMI of Troy, Ohio.

She was a member of the Oakland Church of the Brethren, The V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary of Greenville, The Retiree Friendship Club of Troy, The Treaty City Shuffleboard Club, The Hobart Retirees Club of Troy, and the Leisure Acre Park Club of Sebring, Florida.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Leo G. Witwer on March 31, 2016 whom she married April 12, 1947; brothers: Joseph Ruth, Edward; sister: Ruth; Mary Kozul.

She is survived by her children: Michael L (Charlotte) Witwer of Huntsville, Ohio, Georgina (Jim) Shahan of Englewood, & Brian L. (Tammy) Witwer of Tipp City; grandchildren: Andy (Katrina) Shahan, Jeff (Andrea) Witwer, Mollie Trupp, Sherry (Brian) Goss, Matthew Witwer, Michael Witwer, & Megan Witwer; great grandchildren: Kassie, Addison, Teddy, Wyatt, Landon, Waylon, Eve, Lily, & Henry; sister: Rose Sabota of Bethlehem, Pa.; & numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday April 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Paula Ulrich officiating. Burial will follow in Gettysburg Cemetery. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brethren Retirement Community or State of the Heart Care.

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

Richard Allen Burch (April 2, 2017)

Richard Allen Burch, 86, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Dayton.

He was born October 31, 1930 in Fremont, Ohio, to the late Clifford L. and Gladis O. (Printz) Burch.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his first wife, Vivian B. Spain; two brothers, Clifford and Denver Burch; and a sister, Margie Brewer.

Richard attended Piqua Schools then worked as a mechanic in Brooklyn, New York. He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from 1949 to 1952 where he was a Teletype Operator. Following his military service, he worked in the maintenance department at Hartzell’s in Piqua. Richard Retired from Chrysler in Dayton in 1990 after 28 years as a Quality Inspector. Physical fitness and martial arts were Richards passions. He loved exercising and weight lifting. Richard was a 3rd degree black belt in Karate and taught karate in Troy from 1960 to 1972. He competed in many tournaments and was undefeated. During one such tournament in Toronto, Canada, in 1968, Richard met his idol, the legendary Bruce Lee. From 1972 to 1980, he taught physical fitness classes at the Piqua YMCA. Richard spoke fluent German which he taught to himself and his greatest achievement was getting his pilot’s license. He had several nicknames, such as Pinky, Muscle Man and Stone Man. Richard was a member of both the Greenville American Legion, Post 140 and Piqua, Post 184 as well as the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2177 in Greenville. He loved his family and grandchildren. Those who knew Richard could always expect a joke or one of his favorite sayings, “every day above ground is a good day” and “I’m still kicking, just not as high”.

Richard is survived by his wife of 18 years, Joyce (Cooper) Burch, whom he married November 14, 1998; three children, Linda (Craig) Cota of Covington, Rowdy (Julie) Burch of West Milton and Teresa (Ron) Miller of Covington; grandchildren, Alicia (Brock) Fields of Covington, Lindsay (Chris) Trudell of Michigan, Lane Miller of Covington, Brit Marcelin of Florida, and Jada Burch of Kentucky; great grandchildren, Marisa Fields and Logan Fields, both of Covington, Mackenzie Trudell of Michigan and Cayden Dyche of Kentucky; and two sisters, Shirley (Gene) Gantt and Karen (Sam) Burkett both of Piqua. Richard is also survived by two step daughters, Rebecca Marcelin and Donna Labate both of Piqua; and a step son, Thomas (Lynda) Higgins of Sidney.

A memorial service, with full military honors provided by the Greenville Honor Guard, will be held Friday, April 07, 2017, promptly at 5PM at the Greenville American Legion, 325 North Ohio Street in Greenville.

Burial will be in the Dayton National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contribution may be made to Greenville American Legion Post 140.

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

Dan C. Myers (April 1, 2017)

Dan C. Myers, age 64 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 2:00 AM Saturday April 1, 2017 in Dayton, Ohio. Dan was born March 28, 1953 in Cridersville, Ohio and the son of the late Rolland and Ruth (Moorman) Myers.

Dan had driven truck for many years and most recently was employed the last 6 years with A L Smith of Versailles.

He was a veteran serving 4 years in the US Navy and held a Black Belt in Tang-soo-do.

Dan is survived by his wife Kathy (Weyant) Myers of Greenville. They were married June 6, 2015. Also son Gabriel C. Myers of Miamisburg; step sons Kirt (Mindy) Fletcher of Greenville, Scott Fletcher of Lafayette, Louisiana and William A. (Lori) Fletcher of Lafayette, Louisiana; grandchildren Alyvia Myers, Emma Myers, Justin (Jessica) Fletcher, Jordan (Lee Duncan) Fletcher, Madison Fletcher, Trey Fletcher, Troy Fletcher, Kiara Fletcher, Jerry Emerson, Charlie Shepard and Chelsea Shepard and great grandchildren Silas Duncan, Benson Duncan, Bronx Bush, Brilei Fletcher, Bostyn Bailey and Jaeyden Emerson.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday April 5, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Matt Godown officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 PM until time of the service in the funeral home.

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

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

Tyrone Lee Fink (March 15, 2017)

Tyrone Lee Fink, 53, of New Madison, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at his residence of natural causes.

Tyrone was born Friday, January 31, 1964 in Dayton, to his loving parents Kenneth and Shirley (Hunt) Fink of New Madison.

In addition to his parents, Tyrone was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Clarence and Alvera Fink and his maternal grandfather, Howard E. Hunt.

Tyrone was a 1982 graduate of Northmont High School and the auto body program at MCJVS.

In addition to his parents, Tyrone is survived by his brothers, Terris Fink and Timothy Fink, both of Dayton; his grandmother, Ruth (Horine) Hunt and a large extended family including aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and a great niece and nephew.

In keeping with Tyrone's wishes, there will be no immediate service, however the family will hold a Celebration of Life service later in the Spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-Village Rescue, 320 N. Main Street, New Madison, OH, 45346, Dayton Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Plaza, Dayton, OH,45404 or the charity of your choice.

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

Carol Ann Darland (March 28, 2017)

Carol Ann Darland, 61, of Columbus and formerly of New Madison, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church.

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

Russell I. “Ike” Marker (April 1, 2017)

Russell I. “Ike” Marker age 79, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 12:05 AM on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Ike was born October 16, 1937, in Darke County to the late Harley E. & Julia A. (Bixler) Marker.

Ike is survived by a brother, Otha “Sonny” Marker of Greenville; sister, Margaret Mowery of Sidney; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ike was also preceded in death by his brothers, Ora, Harley Jr., Richard & Donald Marker; and sisters, Maude Ellen Butts, Dorothy Lecklider and Juanita Baker.

Ike retired after 39 years from the Darke County Highway Department where he was assistant superintendent.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Bradley “DJ Locnez” Netzley (March 22, 2017)

Bradley “DJ Locnez” Netzley age 37, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 3:25 PM on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in the ER at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville. Bradley was born October 1, 1979 in Dayton, Ohio.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 27, 2017, at Greenville Church of the Brethren 421 Central Avenue with Pastor Ron Sherck officiating. Private burial will be in Ithaca Cemetery in Ithaca. The family will receive friends on Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in c/o Michael Netzley to help offset funeral expenses. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Jacquie Renae Kemp (March 29, 2017)

Jacquie Renae Kemp, 53, of Greenville, passed away, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati.

She was born Thursday, February 20, 1964 in Buckhannon, WV, to the late James Arnold and Sue (Pringle) Luckenbill.

In addition to her parents, Jacquie was preceded in death by her brother, Timmy Arnold.

Jacquie had a green thumb. She could grow anything and nurse any sick plant back to health. She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Jacquie loved the outdoors and taking her grandchildren on walks through the park. She had a generous heart and would help anyone in need.

Jacquie is survived her children, Aimee (Jeremy) Runner of Ansonia, and Zachary Kemp of Greenville; three grandchildren, Tyler Runner of Rossburg, Dylan Runner and Dalton Runner both of Ansonia; siblings, Diana Arnold of Springfield, Ohio, Terry Arnold of Dayton, Vicki Arnold of Colorado, and Robert Arnold of Tennessee; and numerous nephews.

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

Jack R. Baker (March 28, 2017)

Jack R. Baker age 65, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:35 AM on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in the E.R. at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville. Jack was born August 11, 1951, in Greenville, Ohio to the late Norine M. (Weaver) Baker.

Jack is survived by his wife, Marsha A. (Beard) Baker whom he married December 30, 2000; children, Valerie & Jayme Abouaf of Tennessee and Timothy J. Baker of Little Rock, Arkansas; grandchildren, Brittany Abouaf, Jessica Abouaf, Michael Baker, Abbey Baker and Nicholas Baker; great-granddaughter, Emma; brothers, James Baker of Tipp City and John & Sonya Baker of Ludlow Falls; and sisters, Laque & Bill Stevens of Greenville and Manzeneita Ehlers of Greenville.

In addition to his mother, Jack was also preceded in death by his brothers, Larry & terry Baker; ½ sister, Barbara Byers; and ½ brother, Jerry Baker.

Jack worked at Copper Weld-Miami Division in Piqua for 27 years and Shraders Inc. in Greenville for 7 years. He was a member of the Greenville American Legion.

There will be no services, memorial contributions may be made in Jack’s memory to the Cancer Association of Darke County or American Diabetes Association. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Mark Johns (March 28, 2017)

Mark Johns age 58, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 6:27 AM on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Mark was born June 5, 1958 in Pinellas County, Florida.

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

Steven Wayne Richards (March 25, 2017)

Steven Wayne Richards, 42, of Hollansburg, passed away, Saturday, March 25, 2017 at his residence.

Steven was born Thursday, March 20, 1975 in Greenville, to the late Steven Linn Richards and Deveda Sue (Willingham) Richards of Hollansburg.

Steven was a drywall finisher, however, more commonly known for his true passion as a professional motocross rider. He was always training to do that "One More Race". He also admired deeply the late singer and songwriter, Rich Mullins. Through Rich's message he had a profound ability to convey Jesus' love for broken and imperfect people. Steven was blown away that Jesus was crazy in love with him.

In addition to his mother, Steven is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Marilyn S. (Kevin) Harrison of New Madison and Nicole R. (Rob) Smith of Hollansburg; nine nieces and nephews; and four great nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Hollansburg Christian Church with Pastor Greg Hyre and Pastor Eric Laux officiating. Burial will follow in Hollansburg Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 11-1 PM at Hollansburg Christian Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Braund Pope Funeral Home, to help with funeral expenses, 215 E. Washington, New Madison, OH 45346

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

Evelyn Joanna Irvine (March 27, 2017)

Evelyn Joanna Irvine,79, of New Madison, passed away, Monday, March 27, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

Evelyn was born Sunday, October 10, 1937 in Harrison Township, Ohio to the late Howard E. and Opal H. (Oler) Buhrman.

In addition to her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Irvine; her brother, Robert Buhrman; and her sister, Dorothy Miller.

Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Karmel Irvine of New Madison; her son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Kelly Irvine of New Madison and their children, Kody Irvine of Greenville and Zachary Irvine of Florida; her half-sister, Julie Dafler of New Madison; and her step sister, Rachael Townsend of Richmond.

All services will be private.

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

Betty J. Smith (March 27, 2017)

Betty J. Smith age 91, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 2:36 PM on Monday, March 27, 2017, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville. Betty was born November 1, 1925, in Darke County to the late Archie & May (Judy) Shuttleworth.

Betty is survived by her sons & daughter-in-law, Tom & Marilyn Smith of New Madison and Rex Smith of Greenville; daughter, Sally Flatter of Greenville; grandchildren, Traci Flatter, Todd Flatter, Kyle Smith and Jennifer Rhoden; great-grandchildren, Zoee Flatter, Jaide Flatter, Natasha Kirk, Gary Whitesel, Brandon Smith and Dylan Smith; and great-great grandchildren, Ayden Kirk, Emilie Kirk and Selena Downey.

Betty was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Smith; twin sister, Barbara Becker; brothers, Kenneth, Lester, infant John & infant Paul Shuttleworth.

Betty retired from Fram Corporation in Greenville where she worked for 32 years. She was a member of the Greenville Missionary Church.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, March 31, 2017, at Greenville Missionary Church 1110 N. Broadway with Rev. Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorial contributions may be made to Greenville Missionary Church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Keith Jay Chrisman Sr. (March 26, 2017)

Keith Jay Chrisman Sr., age 72 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away at 10:07 AM Sunday March 26, 2017 at his residence. Keith was born August 20, 1944 in Greenville, Ohio and the son of the late Russell and Wilma (Fetters) Chrisman.

Keith was retired as a Dairy Farmer in the New Madison, area.

He was a member of the Castine Church of the Brethren, a Life time member of the American Jersey Cattle Club, former member of the Ohio Jersey Cattle Club, Preble County Jersey Cattle Club, was the Mississinawa Valley 1st American Farmer, was awarded the Outstanding Young Farmer of Darke County by the Greenville Jaycees and was awarded the Outstanding FFA National Crop Farmer.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son Rusty Edward Chrisman in 1968.
Keith is survived by his wife Cynthia (Christian) Chrisman of Arcanum. They were married June 28, 1963. Also their children Jay (Brenda) Chrisman Jr. of Arcanum, Hallie (Scott) Foureman of Bradford and Kim (Marvin) Epperson of Camden, Ohio; grandchildren Tailor (Ethan) Weaver, Lucas Chrisman, Colby Chrisman, Stuart Epperson and Cheyeanne Epperson; brothers Jim (Fran) Chrisman of Arcanum and Joe (Bo) Chrisman of Logan; sisters Judy (Richard) Grim of Union City, Ohio and Joy (Paul) Welch of Lexington, KY as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday March 30, 2017 at the Castine Church of the Brethren 624 US Route 127 Castine, Ohio with Pastor Greg Hyre officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Thursday 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 Hospice of Darke County or the Castine Church of the Brethren.

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

Keith G. Daugherty (March 25, 2017)

Keith G. Daugherty, 72, of New Paris, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017. He was surrounded by family and had been visited in his last days by those with whom he was close.

Keith was born Wednesday, February 28, 1945 in Greenville, to the late Guy F. and Oneda G. (Rutan) Daugherty.

Keith was a life time farmer and a proud miniature horse puller. He was a member of the Darke Rural Electric Board for over 16 years and a longtime member of the New Madison Kiwanis Club.

Keith is survived by his daughter, Mitzi (Daugherty) Marshall and husband Doug; son, Terry Daugherty; sisters, Naomi Shock, Wilma Stump and husband Keith, and several loved grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, March 31,2017 at 6:00 PM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Carol Duffield officiating.

Family and friends may visit Friday, March 31, 2017 from 4-6 PM at the 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 by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com

Thomas “Tom” Dean Blumenstock (March 16, 2017)

Thomas “Tom” Dean Blumenstock, age 77, formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at his residence, in Kempner, Texas.

Tom was born on November 30, 1939 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Harold and Helen (Clay) Blumenstock.

Tom loved his family and friends. Tom’s special interests included riding horses, fishing, and gardening.

In addition to his parents Tom was preceded in death by his daughter, Robin Blumenstock, son, Todd Blumenstock, and sister, Jane Long.

Tom is survived by his wife Karen (Baughman) Blumenstock, formerly of Greenville, Ohio and currently of Kempner, Texas, whom he married on November 15, 2008; son and daughter in law, Chris & Kathy Blumenstock of Ludlow Falls, Ohio; daughter and son in law, Dana & Steve Puterbaugh of Hollansburg, Ohio; step daughter, Jennifer Harless of Piqua, Ohio; grandchildren, Jason (Sue) Blumenstock, Erica Blumenstock, Christopher (Brittaney) Blumenstock, Alicia (Chris) Walter, Mat Blumenstock, Geo Thornton, Meaghan Thornton, and Logan Puterbaugh; step grandchildren, Brandon and Kevin Darnell, great grandchildren, Jaron, Sierra, Sydney, Skylar, and Tristin; brother and sister in law, Richard and Linda Blumenstock of Bradington, Florida; brother, Steve Blumenstock, of Greenville, Ohio; and sister, Mary Ann Schellhaas of Arcanum, Ohio; brother in law & sister in law, Richard & Georgia Rowland of Kempner, Texas, sister in law, Patricia Baughman of Ansonia, Ohio, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

A celebration of Life service will be held at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in the very near future.

Amy Lynn Alder (March 24, 2017)

Amy Lynn Alder, 29 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Friday March 24, 2017 at 4:05 AM. She was born March 15, 1988 in Muncie, Indiana the daughter of Bernice (Garner) Wintrow and David Baldwin.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

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

Friday, March 24, 2017

Helen N. Lehman (March 22, 2017)

Helen N. Lehman, 86 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday March 22, 2017 at 11:03 PM at Mt. Carmel West, Columbus, Ohio. She was born October 13, 1930 in Terre Haute, Indiana the daughter of the late Richard K. & Rahmah (Attallah) Nasser. She was a homemaker and a member of Oakland Church of the Brethren where she was very active.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Samuel F. Lehman on November 22, 2010 whom she married August 24, 1958; her son: Frederich Lehman; sister: Kathrine Sineff.

She is survived by her son & daughters in law: Dr. James & Suzanne Lehman of Grove City, Ohio, Dr. Jeffrey & Tracey Lehman of Galena, Ohio; grandchildren: Joseph, Rebecca, Benjamin, Caleb, Jonathon, & Mario Lehman; brother: Nimmer Nasser of Terre Haute, Indiana; sisters: Mary Nasser of Terre Haute, Indiana, Nadine Marina of Terre Haute, Indiana.

Services will be held on Sunday March 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Oakland Church of the Brethren 8058 Horatio Harris Creek Road, Bradford, Ohio with Pastor John Sgro officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Sunday at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Oakland Church of the Brethren.

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

Daniel Charles Nisonger (March 17, 2017)

Daniel Charles Nisonger, 77, of Greenville, passed away, Friday, March 17, 2017 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL.

He was born Saturday, November 04, 1939 in North Star, OH, a son of the late Charles and Rosemary (Barga) Nisonger.

In addition to his parents, Daniel was preceded in death by his son, Steve Nisonger.

Dan was born and raised on his family farm in North Star. He was a Jack-Of-All-Trades who could do anything he set his mind to. He was a diesel mechanic and could put any truck back together. He played a major role in the building of the house that he and Wilma Jean still live in. Dan was a farmer until his health made it difficult to handle the heavy work load. He was a member of the National Guard for six years and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville. Dan enjoyed all kinds of sports. He would watch NASCAR and Indy Car races. He like watching football games and rooting for The Ohio State Buckeyes. He was a member of the Greenville American Legion and the Greenville Elks and was a proud democrat.

Daniel is survived by his wife, of 54 years, Wilma Jean (Hobbs) Nisonger, of Greenville, whom he married Saturday, March 24, 1962; his son and daughter-in-law, Mark (Mary) Nisonger of Greenville; a granddaughter, Stephanie Nisonger of Bradford; a great grandson, Aiden Gutierrez of Bradford; three step grandchildren; six brothers and sisters, Norma (Clete) Skraback of Everett, WA, Tom (Ann) Nisonger of West Liberty, OH, Dick (Aleta) Nisonger of Roundhead, OH, Susan (Don) Hughes of Manchester, MO, Kathleen (Joe) Marotta of Stubenville, OH, Rosanne (Dennis) Parks of Atascadero, CA; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.


A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Louis Catholic Church in North Star at a later date.

Memorial contributions by be made to Tampa General Hospital Foundation, Attn: VAD Program, 1 Tampa General Circle, Tampa, FL 33606

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

Dennis Dwight Sebring (March 21, 2017)

Dennis Dwight Sebring, 70, of Greenville, passed away, Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at State of the Heart Care in Greenville.

He was born Wednesday, August 7, 1946 in Greenville, a son of the late Dwight and Aileen (McClurg) Sebring.

Denn had worked along with his father as a brick mason for 30 years. He then worked at Honda of America at the Anna Engine Plant for 17 years. For many years, he raised black angus cattle. He looked forward to attending the Darke County Fair every year. Most of all, Denn loved spending time with his children and granddaughters.

Denn is survived by his wife of 43 years, Evelyn (Riffell) Sebring of Greenville, whom he married July 7, 1973; his son. Shad and Liz Sebring of Greenville; his daughter, Wendy and Brent Meek of Grand Rapids, OH; granddaughters, Marlie Mitchell, Emma Meek, Ali Meek, Joanie Hall, and Janelle Sebring; sister, Karen Brown of Greenville; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Dennis Riffell officiating. It is requested by Denn's family that friends and family come dressed appropriately in jeans!!! After the service, the family is having a gathering of friends and family at Denn's house and EVERYONE is welcome.

Family and friends may visit Saturday, March 25,2017 from 2-5 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331 and Greenville Township Rescue, 1401 Sater Street, Greenville, OH 45331.

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

Elizabeth “Betty” Burkholder (March 20, 2017)

Elizabeth “Betty” Burkholder, age 81 formerly of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 2:00 PM Monday March 20, 2017 at the Ohio Living Home Health Westminster Thurber in Columbus, Ohio. Betty was born January 10, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio and the daughter of the late Robert E. and Minevieve (Myers) Mills.

She was retired from the Greenville City School System where she had taught Special Education and prior she had taught 2nd grade at Franklin Monroe. She was a very active member of the St. John Lutheran Church of Greenville, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a graduate of The Ohio state University.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Herman Burkholder August 23, 2009. Also an infant son Roger in June 1959.

Betty is survived by her children Robert (Vicki) Burkholder of Galloway, Ohio and Kathy Jo Burkholder (Bruce Epps) of Columbus; granddaughter Addy as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held at 12 Noon Saturday March 25, 2017 in the St. John Lutheran Church 7418 State Route 121-N. Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Brian McGee and Pastor Greg Roth co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery Ft. Jefferson, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Saturday March 25, 2017 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 Wernle Youth and Family Center, St. John Lutheran Church or the Life Care Fund of the Ohio Living Home Health Westminster-Thurber of Columbus.

Funeral arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Darin E. Jolley (March 18, 2017)

Darin E. Jolley, age 52, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born on December 8, 1964 in Dayton, Ohio, to Junior & Wanda (Lewis) Jolley of Greenville, Ohio.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his daughter, Ashley Jolley of Greenville; son, Austin Jolley of Greenville; brother, Doug Jolley of Delaware; and nephew, Matthew Jolley of Delaware.

Darin loved spending time with his family. He was a wonderful; father, son, brother and uncle and will be missed by his entire family.

There will be a memorial service held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 PM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

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

Timothy Patrick Fornshil (March 18, 2017)

Timothy Patrick Fornshil, 57, of Greenville, passed away, Saturday, March 18, 2017.

He was born Thursday, March 17, 1960 in Urbana, OH, a son of the late Donald and Imogene (Sink) Fornshil.

Timothy was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Reds, The Ohio State Buckeyes, and the Cincinnati Bengals.

Timothy is survived by his daughters, Alexis Whittington and Elizabeth Whittington and their mother, Honey Whittington all of Florida; his brothers, Mike Fornshil of Greenville and Mark Fornshil of Arizona; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and Tim Anderson of Michigan, Jill Greek, Barb Beisner and Beverly and Doug Moore all of Greenville; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Wayne Lakes Clubhouse.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association.

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

Betty Maxine Williamson (March 19, 2017)

Betty Maxine Williamson, 89, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Sunday, March 19, 2017 at State of the Heart Care in Greenville.

She was born Saturday, February 18, 1928 in Eldorado, OH, a daughter of the late Clarence and Mary (Short) Williamson.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her brothers, Lowell Williamson and Robert Williamson, and her sister, Florene Alfir.

Betty worked many years at Fram, she loved cooking and planting flowers.

Betty is survived by her sisters, Norma Richardson of Greenville, Virginia Burch of West Manchester, and Dorothy Marcy of Grants Pass, OR; her brothers, Tom Williamson of West Manchester and Jim Williamson of Middletown; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Wares Chapel Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care.

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

Shirley Ann Hoff (March 9, 2017)

Shirley Ann Hoff age 75, of Greenville, Ohio, and of Woodbridge, Virginia, passed away on the morning of March 9, 2017, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana, after fighting a short battle with colon cancer. She was surrounded by her daughters and her husband, and had been visited in her last days by those with whom she was close. Shirley was born June 18, 1941, in Brookville, Ohio, to the late Robert Eugene (Sr.) & Onda Fae (Hopper) Matthews. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Milton Dale Aldridge, and her brother, Larry R. Matthews.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Dr. Frederic L. Hoff; daughters & sons-in-law, Jennifer & Dan Bozone of Florida, Rachael Aldridge of Virginia, and Gretchen & Luigi Morfea of New York; step daughters & son-in-law, Michelle & Kevin Attreed of Virginia, and Kelley Hoff of Virginia; grandchildren, Chelsea and Emme Bozone, Nicolas and Christopher Morfea, and Corbin, Amber, and Nolan Attreed; brother, Robert E. Matthews Jr. of New Paris, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Shirley had most recently retired from being a school secretary at Gar-Field Senior High School in Woodbridge, Virginia. She returned home to care for her aging parents in Greenville. She was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Dale City, Virginia, the Ohio Farm Bureau in Darke County, and often reminisced about her days as a member of 4H, Rainbow Girls, and the Homemakers Club. Shirley was a lifelong traveler throughout Europe and the United States, frequently visiting family and friends and relatives and seeing the sights along the way. She had earned an associate’s degree from Edison State and had neared completion of a bachelor's degree from the University of Mary Washington.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, 1499 North Broadway, Greenville, Ohio, Friday, March 24, 5:00-8:00 PM, and Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 10:30 AM for the funeral service. Burial will follow at Greenville Township Memorial Garden. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com as well as donations to Darke County United Way. Contributions will be designated among charities that would support her wishes and worries of our world: Darke County Extension Service 4H for education, the Fish Choice Food Pantry for stability, and the Cancer Association of Darke County for health support services.

Carolyn “Sue” Minnich (March 17, 2017)

Carolyn “Sue” Minnich age 67, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 11:51 AM on Friday, March 17, 2017, at Kindred Hospital in Lima. Sue was born February 5, 1950, in Greenville to the late Allen & Luella (Sanders) Mendenhall.

Sue is survived by her husband of 45 years, Edward L. Minnich whom she married May 29, 1971; sons & daughters-in-law, Edward E. & Theresa Minnich of Versailles and Christopher & Caleshya “Taz” Minnich of Versailles; granddaughter, Tori Minnich; sisters & brother-in-law, Mary Lou & Don Dowell of Troy and Janet Bey of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sue was also preceded in death by her brothers, Johnnylee, Gary Allen, Allen “Duane” and Larry Mendenhall; and a sister, Kathy Mendenhall.

Sue formerly worked at Versailles Health Care Center. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Osgood.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Don Solin officiating. Burial will follow in Shooks Cemetery in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Jane E. Deardourff (March 14, 2017)

Jane E. Deardourff age 82, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 1:37 PM on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at her residence. Jane was born March 10, 1935 in Darke County to the late Herbert & Gertrude (Young) Holzapfel.

Jane is survived by her sons & daughter-in-law, Chris Deardourff of Greenville and Doug & Teresa Deardourff of Hilliard; and grandchildren, Kegan Deardourff of Kettering, Hayley Deardourff of Greenville, Tim Carrier of Hilliard and Melissa Deardourff of Hilliard.

Jane was also preceded in death by her husband, David Deardourff; and brother, James Holzapfel.

Jane retired in 1993 from Greenville City Schools where she taught for 32 years.

It was Jane’s wishes to be cremated. Burial with her late husband will be at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Greenville. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to 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

Jack L. Arnett Sr. (March 11, 2017)

Jack L. Arnett Sr. age 76, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:46 AM on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. Jack was born July 14, 1940, in Greenville to the late Wayne & Bernice (Oberer) Arnett Sr.

Jack is survived by his wife, Joann (Siegel) Arnett whom he married November 7, 1964; children, Jeanette & Robert Leas of Greenville, Juanita Gray of Hamilton, Jeri & Dan Class of Greenville and Jack Arnett Jr. of Greenville; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brothers & sisters, Wayne & Deb Arnett Jr. of Greenville, Connie Myers of Greenville, Becky & Dave Simon of Greenville, Gary & Phyllis Arnett of Greenville, Paula Anthony of Greenville and Larry & Cari Arnett of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Joseph Marshal Walters (March 13, 2017)

Joseph Marshal Walters,36, of Union City, OH, passed away, Monday, March 13, 2017.

He was born Friday, May 23, 1980 in Piqua, OH, a son of Darla and Gene Smith of Greenville and Joseph and Karla Walters of Greenville.

Joseph loved fishing and spending time with his family, but his heart and smile was his daughter, Maddalyn.

Joseph was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lemuel and Victoria Roth and his paternal grandfather, John Stahl Jr.

In addition to his parents, Joseph is survived by his daughters, Maddalyn Walters of Greenville and Josilynne Mills of Florida; brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Jeeni Walters of New Madison; sister and brother-in-law, Crystal and Lucas Skeens of Greenville; step brother, Dustin Smith of Greenville; nieces and nephews, Azya, Samantha, Braydon, Kenzie, Kohen and Graycelynn; maternal grandmother; Norma Roth of Covington; paternal grandmother, Janice Stahl of Greenville; special friend, Melissa Foreman of Union City; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Darke County Cancer Association.

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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Michael David Wilson (March 13, 2017)

Michael David Wilson, age 48, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, and formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 8:01 PM at his residence where he was surrounded by his family. He was born on March 29, 1968 in Troy, Ohio, to the late Gene P. & Wendy L. (Grubb) Wilson.

He is survived by his sister, Kim (George Hupp) Wilson of Marysville, Ohio; fiancée, Linda Robinson of Bellefontaine, Ohio; aunt, Scherrie Grubb of Huber Heights, Ohio; cousins, Teresa (Darryl) Brewton, Brad (Patty) Grubb, Andy (Ursula) Grubb, Brian (Tracey) Grubb, Chris Miller, Janet (Jerry) Bedwell as well as many second and third cousins; dog, Grover and cat, Moe Kitty.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William & Ruby (David) Grubb; paternal grandparents, Carl E. & Mabel (Shutts) Wilson; step grandmother, Halcie Wilson; uncle, Bill Grubb; and aunt, Connie Miller.

Michael worked at the Colony in Greenville for many years as well as a car detailer. He was active in AA and was very proud of his 5 year sobriety achievement. He loved animals, hanging out with family and friends, listening to music and was bigger than life.

There will be a service held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Philip K. Chilcote officiating. There will be no burial. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 9:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

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

Dessie Jean Deskin (March 13, 2017)

Dessie Jean Deskin age 77, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 6:28 PM on Monday, March 13, 2017, at Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy surrounded by her loving family. Dessie was born November 8, 1939, in Jackson, Kentucky to the late Ossie & Oma (Hensley) Combs.

Dessie is survived by her children, Sherman W. & Beverly Deskin of Bradford, Ohio, Michael & Karen Deskin of Pleasant Hill, Ohio, Deborah Howard of West Carrolton, Ohio, Pam & Fred Jones of New Lebanon, Ohio, Steven & Amy Deskin of Bradford, Ohio and Vonda & Michael Kinas of Gilman, Wisconsin; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers & sister-in-law, Sam Combs of Arizona and Ossie & Juanita Combs, Jr. of Norwood, Ohio; sisters & brothers-in-law, Ethel & Lloyd Brewer of Kentucky, Margie Williams of Middletown, Ohio and Minie & Herschel Blackburn of Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Dessie was also preceded in death by her husband, Sherman William Deskin on March 25, 1991 whom she married December 6, 1958; infant son, Benjamin Deskin; daughter, Kathy Brock; brothers, Emmit and Nickie Combs; and sister, Anna Mae Combs.

Dessie was a homemaker and did housekeeping at the Ashford Center in Beavercreek for 11 years. Dessie enjoyed spending time with her friends at Treaty City Manor.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, March 17, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Rita J. (Smith) Huffman (March 9, 2017)

Rita J. (Smith) Huffman, age 77, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 3:36 PM at Reid Hospital, Richmond, Indiana. She was born on May 20, 1939 in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Alfred M. & Josephine (Reis) Smith.

Rita is survived by her husband of 62 years, Russell Huffman of Greenville, Ohio, whom she married on October 30, 1954; daughters, Diana Gallegos of Greenville and Sue Ellen Clark of Lebanon, Ohio; grandchildren, Robert & Jennifer Weyant III, Nolan & Jenna Bousman and Zachary Clark; and great granddaughter, Ayla Weyant.

Rita worked for the Greenville Advocate for many years before retiring from K-mart.

There will be a service held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Ft. Jefferson, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday, March 13, 2017 from 5:00-7:30 PM at the funeral home.

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