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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

Friday, March 10, 2017

Ronald "Ron" L. Jeffers (March 7, 2017)

Ronald "Ron" L. Jeffers, 69, of Greenville, passed away, Tuesday, March 07, 2017 at his residence.

He was born Sunday, June 01, 1947 in West Manchester, OH, a son of the late John and Geneva (Brinkley) Jeffers.

In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his brothers, John David Jeffers and Rickey Jeffers

Ron served his country honorably in the United States Army and was a member of the Greenville Baptist Temple. He loved to go to garage sales, enjoyed going out to eat, loved going to church and spending time with his family. He was a wonderful husband, loving father and caring grandfather.

Ron is survived by his wife of 46 years, Brenda (Martindale) Jeffers, whom he married December 19, 1970; daughters, Rhonda Smith of Germantown, and Krystal (Rob) Lindenborn of Arcanum; grandchildren, Zachariah Smith and Grace Smith, both of Germantown, Blake Lindenborn of Arcanum and a step-grandson, Timothy Russo of Midway Park, NC; his brothers, Steve (Sally) Jeffers and Tim (Judy) Jeffers both of Greenville; his sisters, Connie L. Taulbee and Caren E. Long both of Greenville; an uncle, Daniel Hittle of Greenville; a sister-in-law, Connie (Jack) Pence of Piqua; and his beloved dog Lucy.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, March 10, 2017 at 12 PM at the Greenville Baptist Temple, 4689 Childrens Home - Bradford Road, Greenville, with Pastor Daniel Berdine officiating. Burial, with full military honors provided by the Greenville Honor Guard, will follow in Monroe Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Friday, March 10, 2017 from 10 AM to 12 PM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Darke County Sheriff's Patrol, c/o Doug Riffle, 5718 Requarth Road, Greenville, OH 45331 or St. Jude’s Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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

Nicole Marie Lachat (March 7, 2017)

Nicole Marie Lachat, 31, of Greenville, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

Nicole was born Friday, December 13, 1985 in Dayton, OH, a daughter of Chris and Barbara (Berger) Lachat of Greenville.

Nicole graduated from Greenville High School in 2006. She was employed by PCS in Greenville since 2006. Nicole was a very social person and loved being around people. She loved spending time with her niece, nephew, family and friends. She loved playing cards with both of her grandmas.

In addition to her parents, Nicole is survived by her sister, Didi and Mark Howell of Greenville, niece, Inara and nephew, Jonathan; and her special friend, Brett Brinley of Greenville; paternal grandparents, Norb and Rose Lachat of Russia; and her maternal grandparents, Joe and Treva Berger of New Weston; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, March 11,2017 at 10:30 am at the Grace Church, 4805 St. Rt. 49 S. Greenville with Pastor Danny Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 1-2:30 and 4-8 pm at the Grace church.

Memorial contributions may be made to PCS, 5844 Jaysville-St. John's Road, Greenville, Oh 45331.

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

Marvin L. Lindemuth (March 7, 2017)

Marvin L. Lindemuth age 91, of Greenville, Ohio and Bradenton, Florida passed away at 4:50 AM on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at TideWell Hospice House in Bradenton, Florida. Marvin was born March 15, 1925, in Greenville, Ohio to the late John & Bessie (Arnett) Lindemuth.

Marvin is survived by his daughter & son-in-law, Tania & Tommy Dee Lam of Bradenton, Florida; grandsons, Tommy Lam of Orlando, Florida, Michael Lam of New York City, New York and Justin & Emily Lam of Denver, Colorado; sisters, Inez Clevenger of Union City, Indiana and Myrtle McKnight of Greenville, Ohio; and nieces and nephews.

Marvin was also preceded in death by his wife, Patricia A. (Berner) Lindemuth on December 20, 2008 whom he married July 30, 1948; sister, Marybell Washington; and brothers, Luther, John Edgar and Harold Lindemuth.

Marvin served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He retired in 1980 from American Aggregates of Greenville where he was a draftsman. Marvin was a 64 yr. member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge #143 where he served as Worshipful Master in 1961 and Chaplain for 18 years. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton; Antioch Shrine Club of Dayton; and Darke County Shrine Club where he was Past-President.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 13, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery-New Section with 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. Greenville Masonic Lodge will conduct a Masonic memorial Service at 4:45 PM Sunday, followed by a Scottish Rite Ring Service. Memorial contributions may be made to TideWell Hospice 5955 Rand Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34238. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Monday, March 6, 2017

William C. “Bill” Sherry (March 4, 2017)

William C. “Bill” Sherry, age 87, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 7:30 PM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born on October 8, 1929 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Homer W. & Mary E. (Masner) Sherry.

Bill is survived by his wife of 67 years Lucille (Cunningham) Sherry of Greenville, Ohio, whom he married on November 6, 1949; son, Bill (Lisa Evans) Sherry of Greenville; daughter, Connie Reinhardt of Okeana, Ohio; grandchildren, Jason & Julie Reinhardt, Chris & Alexandra Reinhardt, Jacquelyn Sherry, Colton Sherry and Nicole Sherry; great grandson, Jacob Reinhardt; brothers, Robert (Phyllis) Sherry of Greenville and Paul (Bobbi) Sherry of Piqua; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his son in law, Richard Reinhardt; sister and brother in law, Doris & Ellis Shahan; infant sister, Freda Sherry; nephew, Marc Sherry; sisters in law and brothers in law, Mary Ann & James Baldschun, James Cunningham and Jane Sherry.

Bill was a dairy farmer for most of his life and attended Stelvideo Christian Church. He was also an Adams Township Trustee for 11 years and was on the Gettysburg School Board for 8 years. Bill was a man of great faith and his family meant the world to him.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Tracy Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Stelvideo Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 12:00 PM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Stelvideo Christian Church or Gideon’s. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

James "Jim" Jasper Moody (March 4, 2017)

James "Jim" Jasper Moody, 81, of Ansonia, OH, passed away, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at home surrounded by his family.

Jim was born Wednesday, October 2,1935 in Darke County, OH, a son of the late Lee and Laura (Shook) Moody.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by granddaughter, Christina Michelle Moody, brothers, Lee Moody Jr. and Dan Moody.

Jim was a graduate of Ansonia High School. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War. He was a fifty-year member of the Gettysburg Masonic Lodge, a member of the Ansonia American Legion, Greenville Liar's Club, the Ohio dealer's Association, Ansonia Fourth of July committee, and the Rose Hill Church. He owned and operated Moody's Auto Sales in Ansonia for 39 years. Jim raised Belgian Draft horses and participated in parades and a wagon train.

James is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gail Moody of Ansonia, whom he married Friday, June 8, 1956; his sons, Greg Moody and Cindy Brown of Ansonia, Rick and Nancy Moody of Ansonia, and Dennis and Paula Moody of Greenville; grandchildren, Ryan and Pam Moody, Hillary Moody, Jennifer and Neal Gray, April and Steve Billenstein, Tracy and Trevor Cessna, Brandon and Jessica Moody, Ashley and David Gilpin, and Robby and Ashley Moody. great grandchildren, Deanna, Colin, Gavin, and Tanner Moody, Nathan, Kaitlyn, and Wyatt Gray, Levi and Payton Billenstein, Brogan and Isla Cessna, Colton and Naomi Moody, Moxon and Haddie Gilpin, and Atalie and Aven Moody; his brother, Harry and June Moody of Rossburg; his sister, D'Arleen Waymire of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, March 9,2017 at 10:30 am at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Donald Brode and Pastor Ron Hoeksema officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens with military graveside honors.

Family and friends may visit from 4-7 pm on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

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

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

Friday, March 3, 2017

Phyllis Katherine Hamilton (March 1, 2017)

Phyllis Katherine Hamilton, 91, of Greenville, passed away, Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Phyllis was born Wednesday, November 11, 1925 in Ames, Iowa, a daughter of the late Phillip and Katherine (Dodds) Nordaker.

In addition to her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Hamilton in 2011, and her brother, Richard Nordaker.

Phyllis was a member of the First Congregational Christian Church and the Order of Eastern Star both in Greenville. She enjoyed meeting with her friends for lunch and helping deliver meals on wheels. Most of all, Phyllis enjoyed spending time with her family.

Phyllis is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Lynn and Tennessie Hamilton of Greenville, Monty and Nancy Hamilton of Greenville, and Randy and Marceena Hamilton of Alcoa, TN; grandchildren, Vincent Hamilton of Portland, ME, Jacqueline and Marne Palmani of Inverness, FL, Katie and Tim Pol of Knoxville, TN, Matt and Stephanie Hamilton of Greenville, Kelly and Jim Otis of St. Louis, MO, Krista and David McLeroy of Seattle, WA , Ryan and Brooke Hamilton of Portland, ME, and Lori and Josh Sharp of Oxnard, CA; 11 great grandchildren; and her niece, Karen Nordaker of Bend, OR.


A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday. March 8,2017 at 10:30 am at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 6-8 pm at the funeral home in Greenville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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

Nolan L. Walters (March 1, 2017)

Nolan L. Walters, age 83, of Greenville, Ohio, and formerly of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 2:05 AM at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville, Ohio. He was born on May 15, 1933 in Trafalgar, Johnson County, Indiana, to the late Clarence & Olive (Weddle) Walters.

Nolan is survived by his sons, Terry, Joseph (Karla) and Mark Walters of Greenville; daughters, Penny (Billy) Chandler of Salem, IN, Beth (Mark) Powell of Indianapolis, IN, and Tonya (Gary) Hoffman of Livingston, TX; 15 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; sisters, Ruby Shirley of Beech Grove, IN and Doris Whitaker of Indianapolis, IN.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers, Norman, Robert and Floyd and sisters, Alice, Clarene and Dorothy.

Nolan retired from Hoosier Fence in Indianapolis, IN. He was a member of the United States Army serving in the Korean War and was a Lifetime member of the VFW.

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

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

Judith Ann Beaucamp (February 28, 2017)

Judith Ann Beaucamp, 74 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Tuesday February 28, 2017 at 9:50 PM at her residence. She was born January 30, 1943 in Muskegon, Michigan the daughter of the late Harry & Roberta (Shenburn) Warulski. She retired from Fram Corp.

She was a member of the Woman of the Moose and the Eagles ladies Auxiliary; she volunteered at the Humane Society and served on the Board; she also volunteered at the Eagles.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Kasey Beaucamp; children: Coral & George Beaucamp; brother: Harry Warulski.

She is survived by her children: Roberta Neels, Lee Ann Billups, Kasey Beaucamp, Karl Beaucamp; grandchildren: Caleb, Tiffany, Samantha, Kurtis, Coral, Elizabeth, Jeffrey Jr., Victoria, Kasey Louis,

Carl Jr., & Brittany; numerous great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Friday March 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Daniel Berdine officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society.

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

Beth Christine Higgins (February 28, 2017)

Beth Christine Higgins, 53, of Greenville, passed away, Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

Beth was born Tuesday, October 15, 1963 in Richmond, Indiana, a daughter of Fred and Shirley (Foust) Clark of Braffetsville.

Beth was a 1983 graduate of Tri-Village High School. She had worked on the production line at Whirlpool for 15 years. She loved camping and boating at Brookville Lake in Indiana and Lake Cumberland in Kentucky. Beth enjoyed scrapbooking, gardening and was an avid collector of coins, especially fifty cent pieces and smaller. She loved to watch her collection of over 800 movies. Most of all, Beth was passionate about spoiling all of her grandchildren.

Beth is survived by her husband of 17 years, Gary Higgins of Greenville, whom she married June, 6, 1998; her children, Daylon and Jessica Poston of Arcanum, Erica and Steve Greer of Bradford, Danelle Poston and Landon Wadkins of Anna, and Vincent and Ashley Higgins of Celina; grandchildren, Kaytlin, Peyton and Steven Greer, Braley and Kolten Smith, Logan Higgins, Hayden Stone, Wesley Ferris and Lilly Hadder; brothers and sisters-in-law, Barry and Virginia Clark of Hollansburg, Darren Clark of Frederick, Maryland, and Christopher and Tanya Clark of New Madison; father-in-law, Harold Higgins of Greenville; mother-in-law, Sharon Prosyk of Greenville; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Sam Shilot officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 4-7 pm at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home.

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

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

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Paul L. Kochersperger (February 28, 2017)

Paul L. Kochersperger, age 91, of Gettysburg, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 12:28 AM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on August 8, 1925 in Mississinawa Township, Ohio, to the late Wilbert H. & Adah (Sheffer) Kochersperger.

Paul is survived by his wife of 72 years, Bernadean E. (Apple) Kochersperger whom he married on August 22, 1944; son and daughter in law, Terry L. & Marlene Kochersperger of Spring Grove, Illinois; daughters & son in law, Paula D. Kochersperger of Greenville and Jeannine Malandrini of North Platte, Nebraska; grandchildren, Darren (Trisha) Kochersperger, Chris Malandrini and Erica (Josh) Crewdson; great grandchildren, Rylee, Mason and Ayden Kochersperger, Kaitlyn, Kiley, Kassidy and Kenny Paul Aden; sister, Marjorie Bridenbaugh of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, John Kochersperger and sister, Doris Bridenbaugh.

Paul was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Greenville, Treaty Squares, Gettysburg Masonic Lodge #477, Antioch Shrine of Dayton and Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton. He was a member of the United States Navy serving in WWII where he was a Plank Owner of the USS Charles R. Ware. Member of the American Legion in Greenville and Order of the Eastern Star chapter 307. Paul worked as a maintenance welder for General Motors retiring in 1986 after 39 years of service. He was the Street Commissioner in Gettysburg for 20 years, served on the Gettysburg Fire Department from 1953 to 1986 and was an EMT for Gettysburg Rescue. He enjoyed riding his Gold Wing and traveling and camping with his family.

There will be a service held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. John Lutheran Church, 7418 St. Rt. 121 N., Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Brian McGee officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, Ohio, where there will be a Military Graveside Service conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Family will receive friends on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 5-7 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, as well as one hour prior to the service at church.

A Scottish Rite Ring service will be conducted on Friday at 6:45 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to St. John Lutheran Church or Children’s Shriners Hospital. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com