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Friday, May 26, 2017

Cletus Alvin Hilgefort (May 25, 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dale E. Anderson (May 24, 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Jerry Michael Ryder (May 17, 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

A Celebration of Jerry`s life will take place on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Chenoweth Trails, 440 Greenville-Nashville Road, Greenville at 1 PM with full military honors by the Darke County Honor Guard with music and food to follow. Friends and family are encouraged to wear their favorite Harley Davidson t-shirt, and bring their favorite memories and stories of Jerry. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 North Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Services entrusted to Oliver Floyd Funeral Home.

Lori Faith Flora (May 23, 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anne Lloyd (May 23, 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jack Sanders (May 21, 2017)

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

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

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

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

Cheryl Lipps (May 20, 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mike Musselman (May 19, 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, May 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wayne E. Ross (May 18, 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Eileen N. Hocker (May 14, 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Melissa Lajean Strosnider (May 10, 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alice Virginia Brewer (May 12, 2017)

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

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

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

Alice was a retired hospitality aide.

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

Myrtle M. Holsapple Cox (May 13, 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

Betty L. Ross (May 12, 2017)

Betty L. Ross age 87, of Greenville passed away at 7:35 AM on Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Betty was born February 21, 1930, in Randolph County, Indiana to the late Paul K. & Helen O. (Brown) Anders.

Betty is survived by her children, Mike Ross, Jackie Henn, Robyn & Dean Banter and John & Karen Ross; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; aunt, Leona Flora; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Ross on January 21, 2009 whom she married September 11, 1948; son-in-law, Gary Henn; daughter-in-law, Cathy Ross; and sister & brother-in-law, Jeannine & Ted Fisher.

Betty retired from Uhlman’s Department Store in Greenville. She was a member of the Triumphant Christian Center in Greenville. Betty had a beautiful voice and belonged to the Calvary Messenger Gospel Group. She was a self-taught piano player and entertained her children and grandchildren on Christmas Eve playing Boogie Woogie. Betty was a fantastic cook and amazing Christian Woman making God and her family the most important part of her life.

The family would like to thank the Brethren Retirement Community staff, nurses and nurse’s aides on the 5th floor, State of the Heart Care and her niece, Jody Oberer who spent countless hours with Betty.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home with Pastor Sam Shilot officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

James K. Wilson (May 11, 2017)

James K. Wilson age 86, of Greenville passed away at 3:46 PM on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. James was born in Dayton, Ohio on June 20, 1930, to the late Edwin G. & Janet B. (Buchanan) Wilson. He was a graduate of Fairborn (Bath) High School and the Ohio State University receiving a B.Sc. degree and designated a distinguished military graduate. He earned a M.B.A. degree from Miami University. He married Lois E. Groff on June 14, 1952.

James served as a captain in the U.S. Army. He was a loan interviewer for NCR Credit Union then worked 28 years for Miami Valley Production Credit Association holding positions of Preble County Representative and later Senior Vice President and Treasurer. He was an adjunct faculty member at Clark State College, a USDA contractor, and county supervisor for Farmers Home Administration. He had been a volunteer literacy tutor at Wayne Industries. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years; sons, J. Keith Wilson of Fort Collins, Colorado and Kevin J. Wilson and wife, Cynthia of Olympia, Washington; grandchildren, Erika (Paul) Brice, Krista (Donald) Eschbach, Olivia (Ian) White, Nathan (Maddie) Wilson, Anthony (Meghan) Wilson; and nine great-granddaughters and three great-grandsons.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Terry Cavanaugh and Pastor Steve Wills officiating. Burial will follow in Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be made to First United Methodist Church, Greenville Township Rescue, American Diabetes Association or charity of choice. Condolences for the family be me made through www.zecharbailey.com

Deana A. Joseph (May 10, 2017)

Deana A. Joseph age 61, of Greenville passed away at 10:55 AM on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. Deana was born March 25, 1956, in Darke County to Mary (Crawford) Jett of Greenville and the late Daniel Jett.

Deana is survived by her brothers & sister-in-law, Scott & Judy Jett of California and Thomas Crawford of Kentucky; sisters, Patty Jett of Greenville and Jill Jett of Indianapolis, Indiana; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Deana was a sales clerk at Walmart in Greenville.

A celebration of Deana’s life will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, May 15, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Pamela Geise officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

William “Bill” Funderburg (May 8, 2017)

William “Bill” Funderburg, age 78 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:00 PM Monday May 8, 2017 at Miami Valley Hospital Dayton, Ohio.  He was born August 31, 1938 to the late Edwin and Edythe (Lightle) Funderburg.

Bill graduated from Greenville High School in 1956 and Wittenburg University, where he played and coached basketball.  After college he taught school and then began to build a successful swine operation for the next 50 plus years, with customers and friends all over the United States and abroad. Bill served on the boards of the YMCA, Township Zoning and the Greenville Schools along with many State and National Pork Committees.  He was an avid basketball fan and attended Bible Study Fellowship in Richmond, Indiana.  He was very proud of all of his grandchildren and loved to spend time with them and give encouragement in his own special way.  They will miss him very much.

Bill is survived by his high school sweetheart Carol (Maxwell) Funderburg, whom he married June 5, 1960.  Also children Anne (Mike) McKinney, Kathy (Matt) Littlefield, Susan (Dennis) Light, Karin (Jason) Aslinger all of Greenville and Bill (Shelly) Funderburg of Westerville, Ohio; grandchildren Hannah (Chad) Kingrey, Claire (Wes) Wirrig, Chloe and Libby McKinney, Addie (Derek) Leis, Elliott (Kacey) Littlefield, Mitchell (Sydney) Littlefield, Celia (Ivan) King, Isabelle, Ella, Meredith and Mac Littlefield, Chloe, Ellie and Micah Light, Jack and Emma Funderburg, Audrey, Jacob and Hallie Aslinger; great granddaughter Charlotte Wirrig; brother Tom (Glenna) Funderburg and brothers in law Bill Watson and Jim Troxell.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday May 13, 2017 in the First Presbyterian Church 114 East Fourth Street Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Dr. John Person officiating.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral
 Home Greenville, Ohio and on Saturday from 10:30 AM until time of the services in the church.

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

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

Gary John Gunckel (May 4, 2017)

Gary John Gunckel, age 77 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:43 AM Thursday May 4, 2017 at his residence. Gary was born May 17, 1939 in Bradford, Ohio to the late John Harold Gunckel and Mildred (Sponaugle) Gunckel Roberts.

He retired from Darke Rural Electric Cooperative after 37 years of service as a lineman and line foreman. He also was a charter captain on Lake Erie for 7 years. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, boating camping, traveling and playing cards. Gary and his wife traveled over most of the United States and wintered in Mission, Texas for 14 years. He was a past member of the OHIO NOMADS, Ft. Greenville Campers and the Family Motor Coach Association and a current member of the Greenville Moose Lodge.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his infant brother Donnie.

Gary is survived by his wife Goldie (Sleppy) Gunckel of Greenville. They were married June 6, 1959, and their children: Connie (Jerry) Anthony of Bradford, Ohio, Deborah (Hershel) Fee of Rainsville, Alabama and Gary L. (Melissa) Gunckel of Wagoner, Oklahoma; grandchildren Tiffany (Stanford) Carson, Daniel Fee, Jordan (Emily) Fee, Troy and Leah Gunckel and Ashley and Randy Anthony; great grandchildren Braxton and Jackson Fee and Madison Carson; sister Kay (Tim) Means of Arcanum, Ohio ; brother Larry (Sandy) Gunckel of Greenville, Ohio as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday May 8, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Dale Boeger officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Sunday May 7, 2017 from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the American Heart Association.

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

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Stephen H Blocher (May 7, 2017)

Stephen H Blocher, age 67, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 6:57 PM at his residence. He was born on November 4, 1949 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Russell C. & Virginia G. (Gabbert) Blocher.

Steve is survived by his wife of 44 years, Dianne Kelly Blocher whom he married on September 1, 1972; sons, Matthew Aaron (Lyndie Nilsen) Blocher of Greenville, Nicholas Ryan (Elizabeth Wetzel) Blocher of Cincinnati and Christopher Hugh (Michelle Hart) Blocher of Greenville; and grandchildren, Yosi Nilsen and Addison Hart.

Steve was the owner and operator of Blocher Enterprises Inc. and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville, Ohio. He loved music was a volunteer music teacher at St. Mary’s Catholic School. He also enjoyed writing and reading.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 W. 3rd St., Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. David Kelly celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 5-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

A Rosary Service will be held on Monday immediately following the visitation at the funeral home.

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

Ervin William Baker (May 8, 2017)

Ervin William Baker, 90, formerly of Ansonia, passed away early Monday morning, May 8, 2017 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

Ervin was born on January 2, 1927 in Darke County, OH, to the late Lewis and Bertha (Harshman) Baker.

In addition to his parents, Ervin is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Virginia Mae (Baumgardner) Baker; his grandson, Gary Carlin; sons-in-law; and several brothers and sisters.

Ervin enjoyed fishing, camping, playing cards and farming. Ervin served his country honorably in the U.S. Army.

Ervin is survived by his daughters, Barb Teaford, Linda (Joe) Magoto, Terri (Kevin) Schlechty, all of Greenville, and Joyce Carlin of Ridgeville, IN; his grandchildren and great grandchildren; his brother, Roy Baker of Ansonia; his sisters, Dorothy Fowble, Edna Peden, and Stella Shell, all of Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, May 10,2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Mark Gates officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery with military graveside honors provided by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

Family and friends may visit on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 5PM to 7PM at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331.

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

Franklin E Brayfield (May 3, 2017)

BRAYFIELD, Franklin E. (Gene) age 87 passed away on May 3, 2017 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. He was born in Dayton, Ohio on May 24, 1929 to the late James Brayfield and Anna (Riddle) Brayfield. Frank was employed at Frigidaire (GM) for 30 years and then retired full time to the farming profession he loved. Frank was a “jack of all trades” and over his lifetime he built/remodeled houses, overhauled cars/tractors, raised farm animals, and would try fixing just about anything.

Frank was a wonderful father to his daughters Debby Brayfield of Greenville and Susan (Steve) Brown of Convoy Ohio.

In addition to his children, Frank is survived by the grandchildren he loved; Greg Brown of Greenville, Sandy (Chazz) Roger of Convoy OH, great grandchildren, Alena Brown, Brinley Roger and Camden Roger. He is survived by his other siblings Gladys Beam of Huber Heights, Maxine Merz of Tipp City and John (Betty) Brayfield of Xenia, in addition many nieces and nephews that loved listening to his stories and going to Uncle Gene’s farm.

Along with his wife of over 50 years, Jean Brayfield, he was preceded in death by his father and mother, siblings Paul Brayfield, Dale Brayfield and Mildred Jay.

To celebrate his life, services will be held on Tuesday May 9 at 10:30 am at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, 1499 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH with visitation at the funeral home on Monday May 8 at 6 – 8 pm.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Huber Heights Church of God, Young at Heart Seniors or Children’s Ministries at 6900 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights, OH 45424 or the Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Florence M. Schwartz (May 4, 2017)

Florence M. Schwartz age 90, of Russia, Ohio passed away at 6:24 AM on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the Versailles Health Care Center. Florence was born April 14, 1927, in Miami County to the late John & Loretta (Cordonnier) Redmond.

Florence is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Patrick J. & Barbara Schwartz of Bountiful, Utah; daughters & sons-in-law, Kathy & Dave Miller of Versailles, Susan & Larry Huecker of McCartyville, Donna Schwartz & Kathy Ford of Centennial, Colorado, Diane & Colin Campbell of Littleton, Colorado and Coleen Schwartz of Provo, Utah; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters & brother-in-law, Marie & Jack Eiting of Portland, Oregon, Patricia Schwartz of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Dorothy Redmond of Minster; sisters-in-law, Vera Schwartz of Ft. Loramie, Ruth Neargarder of Frenchtown, Mary Clark of North Carolina and Joan Wright of Piqua; brother-in-law, Kenneth Schwartz of Russia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Florence was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Schwartz on August 25, 2005, whom she married February 5, 1948; sister, Helen Redmond; brothers-in-law, Herbert Schwartz, John Jelly, Carl Neargarder and Thomas Schwartz; and sisters-in-law, Norma Jelly and Marie Schwartz.

Florence was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia, Russia Band Association and Russia Alumni Association. Florence was an avid sports fan, especially the Cincinnati Reds, Dayton Flyers and Russia Raiders.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, May 8, 2017, at St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia with Rev. Fr. Martin Fox celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Remy Cemetery in Russia. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and Monday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Eldon J. Shoenleben (May 3, 2017)

Eldon J. Shoenleben, 82, of Peebles, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Eldon was born on January 8, 1935 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late John and Mabel (Ruebush) Shoenleben.

In addition to his parents, Eldon was preceded in death by his Brother and Sister in Law, Roy and Thelma Shoenleben, Daughter in Law Shannon, Son in law David Ward, and 8 children. Cindy, Jason, Nathaniel, Pamala, Johnathan, Kris Robin, and Kimmberly.

Eldon was a member of the Army reserves, and the NRA He enjoyed working in his shop and garden.

Eldon is survived by his wife, Shirley (Kerns) Shoenleben, whom he married June 24, 1962; his Daughters, Teresa Ward, Barbara Knauff , Sandy Sarah, Becky, Lacey and Ashlee; his Sons Robbie (Deeanne), Chris (Lisa), and Marcos Shoenleben, 6 Grand Children and 1 Great grandchild; Sister Evelyn (Ron) Bashore; Brothers Gene ( Marylin) and Alden ( Judy); and several nieces and nephews.

A grave side service will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

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

Monte E. Oler (May 2, 2017)

Monte E. Oler, 67, of New Madison, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at his residence. Monte was born on September 17, 1949 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Lowell Oler and Nola (Stump) Oler of New Madison.

Monte, his brother Jerry, along with their father, owned and operated Oler Construction. He was a member of the New Madison United Methodist Church, a past member of the New Madison Fourth of July Committee and was involved in the New Madison Jaycees.

Monte is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Linda Oler of New Madison; his nephew, Chad and Rhonda Oler of New Madison; his niece, Natalie and Chris Long of Delaware, OH; great nephews, Will, Nick, and Joe Long; great niece, Catherine Long.

A private Celebration of Life graveside service will be held at a later date at Greenmound Cemetery.

Family request memorial contributions be given to New Madison United Methodist Church.

Services entrusted to Oliver Floyd and Braund Pope Funeral Homes.

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

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Edwin J. Lentz (May 3, 2017)

Edwin J. Lentz, age 92, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 4:23 AM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on January 7, 1925 in Montgomery County, Ohio, to the late Everett & Margaret (Cassell) Lentz.

Ed is survived by his wife, Dorthy (Baker) Flatter Lentz of Greenville, Ohio, whom he married on June 16, 1973; children, Steven (Chris) Lentz of Dayton, OH, Michael Lentz of Vandalia, OH, JoDell (Richard) Maclean of Columbus, OH, Robert (Debra) Flatter of Arcanum, OH, Michael (Brenda) Flatter of Arcanum, OH, and Rebecca (Doug) Downing of New Madison, OH; grandchildren, Zachary Lentz, Jennifer (Bob Bolesic) Flatter, Shawn (Shena) Flatter, Alisha (Matt) Reiss, Kyle Flatter, Nick Moerman and Erika Loper; 4 great grandchildren; brother, Paul (Linda) Lentz of Centerville, OH; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Lentz.

Ed worked as a Sales Manager for Vaniman Ford in Trotwood, Ohio, retiring in September of 1984. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville. Ed served our country as a member of the United States Marine Corp serving in World War II.

There will be a service held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Gerry Vuchetich officiating. Burial will follow in Royal Oak Cemetery, Brookville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 5-8 PM as well as Saturday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will conduct a service on Saturday at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Care or Miami Valley Alzheimer’s Association. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Gary Allen Kingrey (May 1, 2017)

Gary Allen Kingrey, a husband; a father; a brother; a grandfather; a great grandfather; a father-in-law; a friend & neighbor departed from his farm home.To be with his Lord on May 1, 2017 he proceeded to his heavenly home. Surrounded by his family while sharing songs and praise went so peaceful, at the age of 77 years old.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ben & Rosella Kingrey, brother Steve and nephew David.

Gary was a 1958 Arcanum graduate and spent many years at McCall Corp. as an oiler and General Motors (Harrison) as a plumber. He also was a retired farmer.

Gary was married to the love of his life for 57 years “THE BRIDE” Maxine Kuhnle Kingrey. They resided on Painter Creek-Arcanum Road and raised their two daughters Kimberly and son-in-law Scott Morrison, Renee and son-in-law Brad Wilcox.

The daughters blessed them with children that he adored as his grandchildren and great grandchildren: Tyler Morrison and wife Kayla, Lindsey Terrace, Kaylee Wilcox, Alexis Wilcox; Great grandchildren: Aiden Terrace, Tarrin Morrison;

Gary is survived by his brother Rev. John Kingrey and wife Heather along with many nieces and nephews.

Boating was a special part of our family bonding & memories along with family trips. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow & participate in sporting events. He was faithful to his church & church family at Pleasant View Missionary Church.

Visitation will be held on Thursday May 4, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and 1 hour prior to services on Friday at Pleasant View Missionary Church 5231 Gettysburg Pitsburg Road, Greenville, Ohio. A Celebration of life will be held on Friday May 5, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the church with his brother Rev. John Kingrey officiating. Final resting place will be at the Newcomers Cemetery down from the family farm. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

Donations may be given in “Memory” of Gary to the Pleasant View Missionary Church or the “State of the Heart” that gave comfort for five days.

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

Eileen M. (Stephens) Rhoades (April 17, 2017)

Eileen M. (Stephens) Rhoades age 91, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 10:09 AM on Monday, April 17, 2017, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Eileen was born September 12, 1925 in Darke County to the late Robert & Lucy (Hupe) Stephens.

Eileen is survived by her husband, Lowell D. Rhoades Sr.; children, Lowell D. & Melody Rhoades Jr. of Versailles, Rhonda & Pat Williams of Ansonia, Gary & Julia Rhoades of Arcanum and Judy & Harold Schafer of Greenville; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the staff at the Brethren Retirement Community and State of the Heart Care for their kind considerate care, and attention given to Eileen.

A private graveside service was held at Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund, State of the Heart Care or charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Carl Null Jr. (April 30, 2017)

Carl Null Jr., 86, of Greenville, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Versailles Health Care Center.

Carl was born on June 27, 1930 in Greenville, to the late Carl and Madge (Silverthorne) Null.

In addition to his parents, Carl is preceded in death by his brothers, John Null, Raymond Null and Bob Null.

Carl graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1948 and then served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1955. After the Air Force, Carl worked for 7-Up Bottling Company for 35 years. He enjoyed rabbit, pheasant and mushroom hunting. He loved traveling, having been to 49 out of the 50 states. He also traveled to England, while in the Air Force, where he met his wife, Kay. He also traveled to Scotland, and Mexico. In his younger years, he liked to go camping especially with his family.

Carl is survived by his wife of 63 years, Kay (Salmon) Null, whom he married, October 24,1953; Sons and daughters-in-law, Mike Null of Greenville, Kevin and Anne Null of South Charleston, OH and Jeff and Lisa Null of Greenville; his grandson, Adam Null of Greenville; several nieces and nephews.

A graveside Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Oak Grove Cemetery with Pastor Todd Reisch officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, in Fort Jefferson.

There will be no public visitation held.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to at the Boys and Girls Club, 613 S. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Eleanora Lavina (Wenger) Lewis (April 29, 2017)

Eleanora Lavina (Wenger) Lewis, 95 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday April 29, 2017 at 4:24 PM at her residence. She was born January 19, 1922 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late Omher & Virgie Wenger. She retired from Corning Glass and was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: John “Dub” Lewis whom she married December 14, 1946; & her brother: Robert Wenger.

She is survived by her daughter: Linda Allread; grandchildren: Mindy Sucharda, Shawn Allread, & Angie Fahl; 8 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday May 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Greenville Cemetery New Section. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio

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

Marilyn Kay Hubler (April 22, 2017)

Marilyn Kay Hubler, age 78, of Arcanum, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 12:58 PM in Portland, Indiana. She was born on July 10, 1938 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Perry & Thelma (Hogg) Shuff.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Cathy & Tony Subler of Indiana, Pamela Guy of North Carolina, Terry & Tracy Cox of Greenville and Penny & Dale Shimomura of Hawaii; daughter-in-law, Linda Miller; 14 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brother, Tom & Barb Shuff of Piqua; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husbands, Franklin Cox, Marion Miller and Donald Hubler; sons, Ricky Cox and Patrick Miller.

Marilyn worked for Sheller Globe for 22 years and Corning Glass before retiring in 1997.

There will be a private graveside service held at the convenience of the family at Ithaca Cemetery, Ithaca, Ohio. 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 All American Dachshund Rescue, ℅ Melissa Chenault, 2150 Highway 64, Lewisburg, TN 37091.

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

Leatrice Henrietta (Striegel) Klosterman (April 25, 2017)

Leatrice Henrietta (Striegel) Klosterman, 92 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Tuesday April 25, 2017 at 10:55 AM at Village Green Healthcare Center, Greenville, Ohio. She was born July 15, 1924 in Jasper, Indiana the daughter of the late John Joseph & Louise Matilda (Voges) Striegel.

She was a realtor working 12 years at Champaign Realty in Urbana and many years at Treaty Realty in Greenville.

Leatrice was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church; Rosary Altar Society; Served on the Darke County Board of Elections.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Lester H. Klosterman on August 5, 2012 whom she married February 12, 1944; brothers: James H. & John L. “Jack” Striegel.

She is survived by her children & spouses: Sharon L. & Phillip Nyhuis of Buffalo, New York, Carol J. & Frank Tantum of Homer Glen, Illinois, Elizabeth A. & Donald Saintignon of Greenville, Janice M. & Scott Mills of Greenville, & Robert J. Klosterman of Celina, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL will be held on Friday 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 West 3rd Street Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Fr. John White Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday April 27, 2017 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association or State of the Heart Hospice.

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

Charles Allan Cook (April 13th, 2017)

Charles Allan Cook, 70, of South Charleston, Ohio passed away Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at Dayton VA Medical Center. Cook was born to the late Charles Glendon and Doris Jean (Elkins) Cook in Springfield, Ohio on February 27th, 1947, the oldest of 6 children. He graduated from Southeastern High School in South Charleston, Ohio in 1965.

Cook was a Vietnam veteran serving in the U.S. Navy from 1966-1970. He received three combat metals, three unit services metals, and five service organization pins. He had many veteran friends and was a member of several veterans’ organizations, including the VFW, American Legion, Marine Corps League, AMVETS, and Vietnam Veterans of America.

After his military service as a Navy Hospital Corpsman, he built a career as a respiratory therapist. Later in his career he worked as a traveling respiratory therapist, a job that took him to several states. He spoke often of the places he most loved, including Savannah, GA, Greenville, SC, and Beaumont, TX. Toward the end of his career he moved back to Ohio to help care for his Grandmother, then subsequently his mother. After retirement, he moved to South Charleston where he resided until his death.

Cook is remembered as a proud veteran and as an attentive brother, son, and grandson. His joyful laugh, keen sense of humor, and his pride in military and country will never be forgotten by those that knew him. He had a strong desire to help people, which he did often, and he cared for several homeless pets that he adopted throughout his lifetime.

He is survived by four sisters, Roberta (Cook) Gereg, Vanessa Cook, Melanie Cook, and Cynthia Cook, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents and his younger brother, (Glendon) Keith Cook.

A memorial service, with full military honors, will be held 1:30 PM, Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Dayton National Cemetery. Entombment will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org/donations.

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

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