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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Ruby Earline Wagner (February 23, 2021)

Ruby Earline Wagner, age 89 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:08 AM Tuesday February 23, 2021 at the Village Green Healthcare facility in Greenville.  Ruby was born May 2, 1931 in Bradford, Ohio and the daughter of the late Creele Estel Arthur and Susannah (Lavy) Sell.

Ruby was retired from the Rest Haven Nursing Home where she had been employed as the Kitchen Manager/Food Service Supervisor for 25 years.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Bradford Wagner December 29, 2017.  They were married June 14, 1958.  Also her daughter-in-law Barb Wagner, brothers Lester Sell and Calvin Sell and sisters Martha Miller Emrick and Edith Howell.

Ruby is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Paul & Teresa Wagner of Bradford, Ohio, daughter and son-in-law, Lois & Stephen Britsch of New Lebanon, Ohio; grandchildren, Sarah Britsch and Rachel Britsch; brothers Lee Sell of Modesto, California, Glen (Darlene) Sell of Bradford and Charles Sell of Woodington: foster brother and sister-in-law Edward & Robin Hodge of New York; foster sister Geraldine “Gerry” Hodge of Greenville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday February 27, 2021 in the Bailey Zechar Funeral Home Versailles, Ohio with Mr. Stephen Britsch officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery near Bradford.  The family will receive friends on Friday February 26, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the Versailles funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, it is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Pilot Dogs, Inc. (Guide dogs for the blind), 625 West Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215, (614) 221-6367, www.pilotdogs.org. Condolences for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

William “Bill” A. Rose (February 15, 2021)

William “Bill” A. Rose, 58, of Ansonia, Ohio, passed away early Monday morning, February 15, 2021 at his home.

Bill was born on October 29, 1962, in Union City, Indiana, to the late Kenneth and Joyce (Coblentz) Rose.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Rose.

Bill was not a complicated person. He had simple tastes and led a simple life. He was creative and artistic. He was a poet and had published a couple books of poetry. He liked drawing and wood working. 

Bill is survived by his sister, Rebecca Rose, of Greenville, Ohio; his uncle Terry Coblentz and his wife, Cindy, of Union City, Ohio; and several cousins.

A memorial graveside service will be held at Lisbon Cemetery at a later date.

Bill’s family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville campus, with his arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared with his family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

I. Marlene McGlinch (February 20, 2021)

I. Marlene McGlinch age 94, of Greenville passed away at 1:16 PM on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at Versailles Rehab & Healthcare Center.

Marlene was born December 19, 1926 in Liberty Township Darke County, Ohio, to the late A. Wade and Vauda (Smith) Harsh.

She retired December of 1988 form Wayne Hospital Greenville where she had been employed as Manager of Materials Management.  She was a life member of the Greenville V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary #7262, serving as President 2 different terms, also served as President of District #3 V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary from 2000-2001, a life member of the Greenville Disabled American Veterans Unit #57 and had served as Commander for 10 years of that unit, a life member of the Greenville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary #140 and a member of the Nashville United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Byford “Bill” McGlinch in 1987; son, Thomas McGlinch; grandson, Kristopher Bercaw; brothers, Donald and James Harsh; and sisters, Juanita Hines, Betty Eve and Vera Warren.

Marlene is survived by her sons & daughters-in-law, Daniel Lee & Deborah McGlinch and James & Mindy McGlinch all of Greenville; daughter & son-in-law, Donna & Fred Foutz of Dunlap, Illinois; daughter-in-law, Susan McGlinch of Naperville, Illinois; grandchildren Quinn McGlinch, Logan McGlinch, Dulcie Bercaw, Dawn (James) Arnett, Amanda McGlinch, Kiersten (Dale) Bowling,  Katey (Jeremy) Beaver, Amy (Terry) Kelley, Deron Foutz and Wesley Foutz; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Marlene’s life will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday, February 26, 2021, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Chuck MacKeen officiating.  Burial will be held in the Greenville Township Memorial Garden at the convenience of the family.  The Family will receive friends Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the funeral home. The Greenville V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary will conduct a Memorial Service Friday at 5:45 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be given to the Greenville V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Relief Fund. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Raymond “Turkey” W. Yinger (February 19, 2021)

Raymond “Turkey” W. Yinger, 77, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away with his family by his side, on Friday, February 19, 2021.

He was born on July 5, 1943, in Hillsdale, Michigan, to the late Irving and Mary (St. John) Yinger. 

In addition to his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by his siblings, Lester “Butch” Yinger, Bob Yinger, and Dick Yinger; his sister-in-law, Barbara Yinger; his brother-in-law, Ron Kaffenberger; his mother-in-law, Rachel Jones; and his father-in-law, George Fourman.

Raymond was a truck driver for over 56 years. He drove for Subler, Continental, and most recently, AL Smith Trucking, until he retired in 2016. Raymond was a clean freak. He loved cleaning his cars and doing yard work. Raymond was a jokester and made it a mission to make others laugh. 

Raymond is survived by his wife, Cynthia (Fourman) Yinger, whom he married on July 18, 1998; his children, Tabitha (Brian) Sager of Arcanum, Shawn (Denise) Fourman of Greenville, Donald (Emily) Fourman of Greenville, Stephanie (Craig) Storer of Greenville, Raymond Yinger, Jr. of Lima, Tina Tucker of Michigan, and Mary Ann West of Lima; his grandchildren, Trevor Fourman, Alexis (Marvin Epperson) Fourman, Brianna (Bryan) Flory, Caitlin Fourman, Brittany (Brandon Ventresco) Grice, and Hailey Sager; his two great grandchildren on the way; his siblings, Russell Yinger, Shirley (Bill) Powers, Sharon (Fred) Demongeot, Howard (Millie) Yinger, and Dawn Kaffenberger; and his sister-in-law, Sharon (Lewis) Frizzell. 

A celebration of Raymond’s life will take place at 11:30 AM on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus with Pastor Don Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Union Cemetery. 

Guests may visit with Raymond’s family on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the funeral home. 

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

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

Dana Jo Holzapfel (February 19, 2021)

Dana Jo Holzapfel, age 63, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away peacefully, with her husband by her side, on Friday, February 19, 2021.

She was born on March 16, 1957, in Greenville, Ohio, to Lowell (Bud) and Janice (Krick) House.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Michael James Holzapfel whom she married June 24, 1978; children, Ryan (Betsy) Holzapfel, of Centerville, Ohio, Brad (Holly) Holzapfel of Versailles, Ohio, and Scott Holzapfel of Greenville, Ohio; her grandchildren, Chase, Carson, and Parker Holzapfel, Madelyn, Paige, Carley, Claire, and Josie Holzapfel, Bryson Sharp, Graham, Max, Eli, and Trey Holzapfel. Additionally, she is survived by her brothers, Ty (Lita) House of Greenville, Ohio, and Terry (Kim) House of Arcanum, Ohio, along with many nieces and nephews.

Dana graduated in 1975 from Greenville High School, Greenville, Ohio. After marrying her high school sweetheart, Dana stayed home to raise her three boys. She later worked at Greenville High School as a secretary. She was also a cheerleading advisor. Dana was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and daughter. She was energetic and determined enough to do anything she set her mind to. She fought a long, courageous battle with cancer and kept an upbeat and positive attitude through it all.

In her spare time, she enjoyed many aspects of life. You would find her playing with her grandchildren and attending all of their sporting events, baking, camping, and taking family vacations to the beach. Dana didn't know a stranger and touched the lives of everyone she met. Her sweet smile, spunky attitude, kind spirit, and good sense of humor made her a beloved friend too many. She will be dearly missed by all of her friends and family.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Friday February 26, 2021 at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Gary Cloyd officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery Ft. Jefferson, Ohio.  The funeral service will be Streamed Live on Zechar Bailey Funeral Home’s Facebook page.  The family will be receiving family and friends on Thursday February 25, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions for Dana may be given to the Greyson James Steyer Memorial Fund in care of the Darke County Foundation.

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

Lois L. Grice (February 18, 2021)

Lois L. Grice age 87, of Greenville passed away at 1:24 AM on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at Versailles Rehab & Healthcare Center.

Lois was born June 17, 1933, in Little Hocking, Ohio, to the late Edmund & Beatrice (Peckens) Dufur. In addition to her parents, Lois was also preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Grice II; sons, Ray W. Grice and William E. “Bill” Grice III; daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Dyer; granddaughter, Billie Jo Kress; brothers, Edmund & George Dufur; and sister, Ruth Hart.

Lois is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Ed & Susan Grice of Bradford; daughter, Diana C. Louk of Greenville; daughter-in-law, Sharon Grice of Greenville; 11 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; close friend, Sandra Hawes of Greenville; and 4 nieces.

Lois worked at Neff Lettering in Greenville for 23 years. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed working outside in her yard.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation P.O. Box 871847 Kansas City, MO 64187. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Dr. David L. Snyder (February 18, 2021)

Dr. David L. Snyder age 72, of Greenville passed away at 7:17 AM on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. 

Dr. Snyder was born December 14, 1948, in Greenville to the late Thomas L. & Regina (House) Snyder. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Christine K. (Hart) Snyder on February 26, 2015, whom he married June 15, 1974.

Dr. Snyder is survived by his children, Daniel & Melissa Snyder of New Madison and John Snyder & Leah Lehman of Chicago, Illinois; grandchildren, Christopher Snyder and Elizabeth Snyder; brothers & sisters-in-law, Joe & Patty Snyder of Union City, Ohio and Rick & Trudy Snyder of New Madison; and sister, Nancy Snyder of Greenville.

Dr. Snyder along with his wife, Christine owned and operated Edgetown Veterinary Clinic in Greenville for 29 years.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, February 22, 2021, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Bill Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison. The family will receive friends on Monday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Gospel Baptist Church 115 W 5th St, Greenville, OH 45331. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Yvonne Wages (February 14, 2021)

Yvonne Wages, 93, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021, at The Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio. 

She was born May 24, 1927 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Rev. Benjamin and Treva (Longenecker) Timmons. 

In addition to her parents, Yvonne was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Coleman Wages, whom she married on October 16, 1954; her son, Benjamin Wages; her sisters, Madeline Apwisch, and Juanita Harnish; her brothers-in-law, Lou Apwisch, Bill Harnish, and John Young; as well as her sister-in-law, Phyllis Timmons. 

Yvonne was one of eight children and a 1945 graduate of New Madison High School. She was a homemaker and enjoyed tending the garden. She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, and playing board games, especially Scrabble. She taught Sunday School at her church, Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren, for more than 50 years.  She also volunteered as a poll worker for the Harrison Township election board.

She is survived by her son Doug (Sue) Wages of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; her daughter, Angela (George) Hunt of Beaumont, Texas; her grandchildren, Shannon (Andy) Riley of Woodburn, Indiana, Tim (Beth) Wages of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Nicole (Josh) Lovoi of Houston, Texas, and Brian (Ginny) Hunt of Wylie, Texas. Yvonne also leaves behind 10 great grandchildren; her sisters, Phoebe Young, and Mary (Robert) Neher; her brothers, Dr. Daniel Timmons, Robert (Joan)Timmons, Rev. Glenn (Linda) Timmons; her daughter-in-law, Lisa Allen of Miamisburg, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Yvonne’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Tribute Funeral Homes, New Madison Campus, with Pastor Tony Price officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison. 

Yvonne’s family will be receiving guests on Wednesday, from 1:00 PM until the time of the service at 2:00 PM at the funeral home.

Due to the COVID pandemic, the family is requesting that guests wear masks and practice social distancing.

The family expresses its heartfelt thanks to the staff of Rosewood 4, at The Brethren Retirement Community, for the loving care they gave to Yvonne during her time there. The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund, 750 Chestnut St. Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with Yvonne’s family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

Terry Lee Cassel (February 16, 2021)

Terry Lee Cassel peacefully went home, to be with the Lord, Tuesday, February 16, 2021. His parents, Virgil Sylvester and Serena Elizabeth Cassel, having passed before him, joined in the heavenly celebration. 

Also preceded him in death was his brother, Jerry (Shirley) Cassel, and father-in-law, Ralph Mumaw.

Born in Greenville, January 1, 1949, he lived a full life enjoying boating, traveling with great friends, and hosting lasagna parties with his wife Linda (Mumaw), whom he married May 31, 1985.  After earning his Organ Performance Degree from Taylor University in 1971, he taught in the Cambridge City School system. He also enjoyed working alongside his father in the family business, Cassel Insurance Agency, and later branched out with his own firm, Bradford-Greenville Insurance. He returned to his teaching roots in the early 1990’s directing the Valley View Show Choir and teaching general music to junior/senior high school classes.

There was not a day that went by that he did not enjoy his profession of music - teaching and performing.  He spent most of his life filling the sanctuaries of local churches with traditional organ music. He was abundantly, musically talented. It was a joy for him to perform with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during a Christmas Spectacular.  For many years, he played Christmas concerts, directed The Oratorio Society, Handel’s Messiah, and numerous dinner theater programs in the community.

Surviving in love are his wife, Linda; son, Ben and Tracey (Rauch) Cassel; daughter, Betsy and Aaron Ward; step-daughters Heather Ingle, Christina and Ryan Hurley, and Angela and Jason Willis; grandchildren, Brett and Kate Cassel; Carter, Ryan and Brady Ward; Emma, Kale and Caitlyn Ingle; Brayden and Ethan Hurley; mother-in-law, Jane Mumaw; brother-in-law, Terry and Joyce Mumaw; and sister-in-law, Lois Cassel-Miller.

His family will be receiving guests on Sunday, February 21, 2021, from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at EUM Church, Downtown Campus, 111 Devor Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331. A celebration of his life will follow at the church starting at 6:00ish, with Pastors Rev. Dr. Jeff Harper and Rev. Don Smith. 

The family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes with the final arrangements. 

Memorial contributions may be given to the Cancer Association of Darke County, P.O. Box 781, Greenville, Ohio 45331. 

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

Thelma Jane (T.J.) Brown (February 13, 2021)

Thelma Jane (T.J.) Brown, of Marco Island, Florida, died at the age of 95 on February 13, 2021.  T.J. was born in the quaint farming town of Lewisburg, Ohio, on August 30, 1925; she was the daughter to the late Herb and Cleda (Ryder) Miller.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her

Brothers Loren Miller, Robert Miller, Ramon Miller and Roland Miller.

She is survived by her sisters Dorothy Sommer of Vandalia, OH, Marilyn Hittle of Greenville, OH, and Brother Dale Miller (Dorothy) of Frostproof, FL.  To carry on her legacy are three children- Gary Brown of Greenville, OH, Judy Brown of Fairborn, OH, and Ned Brown(Deb) of Arcanum, OH, six grandchildren-  Nichole Brown Collins(Chad) of Fleming Island, FL, Hilary Deemer of Dayton, OH, Ryan Brown(Stacie) of Morrow, OH, Travis Brown(Richelle) of Bloomington, IN, Tracy Layne(Brian) of Arcanum, OH, and Tyler Landis of Columbus, OH, ten great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

T.J. retired as an educator and administrator after serving for 31 years. She was an inspiration to many, showing that with hard work and dedication dreams could be achieved.  In 1985, she retired to her dream home of Marco Island, Florida, her “piece of heaven,” where she lived full-time for nearly 35 years.  She stayed active with volunteering even after retirement; she started the first Great Books reading club in Marco Island and was a founding member of the Marco Island Historical Society.  Besides her family, her other loves included education, gardening, cooking, fishing, boating, reading and traveling.  She loved life, beauty in nature and helping others. 

Per her request, memorial services will not be held, and Cremation will be followed by a Celebration of Life at a later date, including a small remembrance on Marco Island.  In lieu of flowers, please donate in T.J.’s memory to the Marco Island Historical Society, 180 S. Heathwood Dr., Marco Island, FL  34145.

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

Larry J. Francis (February 16, 2021)

Larry J. Francis, age 65 of Union City, Ohio passed away Tuesday February 16, 2021 peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones.  Larry was born August 1, 1955 in Greenville, Ohio and the son of Carl A. Francis of Union City, Ohio and the late Anna Marie (Barton) Francis. 

Larry is survived by his wife of 46 years Janet (Yount) Francis, whom he married August 24, 1974.  Also his children Jamie (Zach) Wisner, Chrissy (Deke) Brim, Jeremy (Krista) Francis and Tonya (Nathan) Riffell; 14 grandchildren Tyler, Daisy, Zoey, Dalton, Brianna, Abbie, Grace, Daxton, Shelby, Braden, Maia, Hunter, Easton, and Paislee.  Also his siblings, Steve (Sandi) Francis, Dale (Kim) Francis, Craig (Lisa) Francis, Jason Francis, Gary (Susie) Francis, Tina (Chaz) Francis and Eddie (Matthew) Anjos as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a sister Beverly Francis.

Larry graduated from Greenville High School in 1973.  He attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Union City, Indiana.  He was known by many for his hard work ethic.  He worked alongside his father Carl up until the time of his death.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, spending time with his grandkids, cutting firewood and ending his days by the wood stove in his shop with his dad.  Larry will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM Saturday February 20, 2021 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church 425 West Hickory Street Union City, Indiana with Father Peter Logsdon as celebrant.  The family will receive friends on Friday February 19, 2021 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.  Father Logsdon will be reciting the Rosary Friday evening at 8:00 PM in the funeral home.

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

Barbara L. Goubeaux (February 14, 2021)

Barbara L. Goubeaux age 94, of Versailles passed away at 10:10 AM on Sunday, February 14, 2021, at her home after a lengthy illness.

Barbara was born May 23, 1926, in Frenchtown, to the late Joseph P. & Margaret (DeMange) Schieltz and daughter-in-law to the late Edward & Emma (Grillot) Goubeaux. In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by a son, Doug Goubeaux; son-in-law, Lloyd Turner Jr.; siblings, Rita (Schieltz) Grogean, Ruth (Schieltz) Grogean Kahlig, Edward Schieltz and Virginia Schieltz in infancy; brothers-in-law, Cyril Grogean, Virl Grogean, Al Schulze, Jim Enneking, Ambrose Goubeaux, Lowell Goubeaux and Cecil Goubeaux; sisters-in-law, Matilda (Grogean) Schieltz, Lee (Hansen) Goubeaux, Virginia (Larger) Goubeaux, Mary Lou (Goubeaux) Schulze and Joan (Kucko) Goubeaux.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 70 years, Marvin E. Goubeaux whom she married June 8, 1950; children, Jan Turner of Versailles, Cindy (Goettemoeller) Goubeaux Geise of Coldwater, Kevin & Cheryl (Hehr) Goubeaux of Russia, Mark & Kimberly (Bakota) Goubeaux of Springboro and Melissa & Kaelin Turner of North Carolina; grandchildren, Jason & Jill Turner, Jeremy & Ariana Turner, Jared & Kylie Turner, Jessica & Bryan Eyink, Danielle & Vince Stinnett, Justin & Nicole Goubeaux, Larissa Goubeaux, Matthew & Jenna Goubeaux, Tyler Goubeaux, Erica Goubeaux, Craig & Michaela Goubeaux, Chad Goubeaux and Ayden Turner; great-grandchildren, Emerson Turner, Samuel Turner, Liam Turner, Grant Turner, Henry Turner, Caroline Turner, Lauren Turner, Camille Turner, Brennin Eyink, Connor Eyink, Bailee Eyink, Easton Eyink, Kinslee Eyink, Cohen Eyink, Parker Goubeaux, Owen Goubeaux, Natalie Goubeaux, Alexis Goubeaux, Lillian Goubeaux and 2 expected; sisters-in-law, Virginia (Gasson) Goubeaux of Versailles and Carolyn (Goubeaux) Enneking of Minster; brother-in-law, Dale Goubeaux of Tallmadge; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Barbara was a homemaker. She was an excellent cook, baker, avid daily walker, loved caring for her flowers and playing cards. She was a faithful member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles who attended Mass daily. She was an active member of the Daughters of Isabella in which she held various offices.        

A public Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, February 19, 2021 at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Streaming of the Mass can be found on Zechar Bailey Funeral Homes Facebook page. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles. A private visitation will be held. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care or Darke County Right to Life. A special thank you to the many caregivers who so lovingly provided care during Barbara’s journey to heaven. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Janice Elizabeth Smith (February 12, 2021)

On Friday, February 12, 2021, Janice Elizabeth Smith, a loving wife and mother of four, passed away, at the age of 87, with her son and two daughters by her side.

She was born on August 24, 1933, in Union City, Indiana, to the late Joseph L. and Mabel T. (Foreman) Collins.

In addition to her parents, Janice was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald D. "Smitty" Smith, whom she married on February 1, 1969; her sons, Joe Best on November 1, 2017, and Steve Smith; her sister, Patsy Shiverdecker, her brother, David Collins.

They owned and operated Smitty's Appliance Service in Greenville for over 30 years. 

Janice is survived by her children, Ronnie (Jeanne) Best of St. Paris, Ohio; her daughters, Bonita (Tom) Schlechty of New Madison, Ohio, and T.K. (Jeff) Reigle of Greenville, Ohio, and Dan Smith of Greenville; her daughter-in-law, Denise Best of Arcanum, Ohio. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jason Best of Vandalia, Ohio, Casey Best Helmer of Greenville, Hayley Buirley of Loveland, Ohio, Chelsea (David) Mann of Miamisburg, Ohio, Haedon (Destiney) Schlechty of New Madison, Ohio, Shawn (Alisha) Best of Piqua, Ohio, Dusty (Megan) Best of Springboro, Ohio, and Josh (Becky) Best of St. Paris, and several great grandchildren. Janice will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, and niece Shirley (Darrell) Howard of Greenville.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison.

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

Online condolences may be shared with Janice’s family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Kimberly Jean Magoto (February 10, 2021)

Kimberly Jean Magoto, 56 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Wednesday February 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM at her residence.  She was born November 19, 1964 in Dayton, Ohio the daughter of the late Phyllis (Jackson) Travis and Frank & Judy Magoto of Versailles.  She was retired from the United States Army.  She was a loving daughter, sister, and aunt and was dedicated to her nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her mother.

She is survived by her father and step mother; her step father:  William Travis of Phoenix, Arizona; her brother:  Michael Magoto of Jacksonville, Indiana; her sisters:  Kristi Magoto of Dayton, Jennifer Temple of Centerville; her step brothers:  Jeff Krznarich of Dayton, Michael Krznarich of Lebanon, Ohio; her step sister:  Stephanie Krznarich of Orient, Ohio; her nieces & nephews:  Samantha & Raymond Magoto, Felicia Fothergill-Hedges, Curtis Fothergill, Kristina Long, Sophia Ivanoff; her step nieces & nephews:  Bradley Krznarich, Katie Krznarich, Kirsten Krznarich, Alex Krznarich, Ashley Krznarich, Haven Krznarich, Houston Krznarich; 3 step great nieces & nephews; 1 great niece; and her loving companion Bella. 

Services will be held Saturday February 20, 2021 at 10:30 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the V.A. Recreation Club.

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

Donovan E. Boyd (February 8, 2021)

Donovan E. Boyd, age 73 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:05 AM Monday February 8, 2021 at the Brethren Retirement Community of Greenville.  Donovan was born February 8, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio and the son of the late Walter and Glenna (Deeter) Boyd.

Donovan had lived his entire life in the Palestine area of Darke County.  He was a member of the Oakland Church of the Brethren and had worked many years in the hardware business at stores located in Troy and West Milton. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother David Boyd.

Donovan is survived by his sister Dorothy (Dave) Petersime of Greenville, sister-in-law Phyllis Boyd of Salida, California, nephews Tim Petersime of Hebron, Kentucky and his family Jodi, Hannah, Ian, and Grant; Eric Boyd of Modesto, California and his family Wendy, Levi and Devyn; nieces Amy Floria of Middlebury, Indiana and her family Norm, Austin and Mason and Rita Chin of Cincinnati and her family CJ, Peter and Gabriella.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Friday February 19, 2021 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Brethren Phillip King and Tim Flora co-officiating.  Burial will follow in the Miller Cemetery on Clark Station Road near Palestine.  The family will receive friends on Friday February 19, 2021 from 9:00 AM until time of the services in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Brethren Retirement Community Resident’s Aid Fund.

A request of the family, due to the pandemic restrictions, everyone please wear mask while in the funeral home, Thank-you very much for your consideration!

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

Avesta M. Fritz (February 10, 2021)

Avesta M. Fritz age 89, of Union City, Ohio passed away at 2:16 AM on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at Village Green Healthcare Center in Greenville.

Avesta was born June 9, 1931, in Darke County to the late Albert & Florence (Lamb) Grim. In addition to her parents, Avesta was also preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd F. Fritz on January 3, 2014, whom she married July 10, 1955; grandson, Steven Daniel Fritz; brother, Harry Grim; and sister, Sarah Carter.

Avesta is survived by her children, Franklin Fritz of Ansonia, Kenneth & Sherri Fritz of Winchester, Indiana, Gary S. Fritz of Modoc, Indiana, and Pamela Harmeson of Union City, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Martha Warvel of Greenville, Betty Routzong of Greenville and Eileen Drew of Georgia; sister-in-law, Barbara Grim of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Avesta worked at A.O. Smith (Westinghouse) in Union City, Indiana for 19 years and retired from G.T.I. in Greenville. She attended Trinity Wesleyan Church in Greenville.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Drew Bush officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Patricia Ann Showalter (February 7, 2021)

Patricia Ann Showalter, age 89 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 4:00 PM Sunday February 7, 2021 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Patricia was born December 18, 1931 in Darke County and the daughter of the late Robert and Grace (Brumbaugh) Applegate.

During her earlier years, Patricia had been employed as a payroll clerk for the former CW Fry Construction Company and the Darke County United Way Fund. 

She married Glenn P. Showalter of Greenville on June 27, 1953. 

She was a past active member of Pleasant View Missionary Church, serving in the choir and teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for decades. 

Patricia and Glenn later wintered in Florida, and she was active in the North Shore Missionary Church in Ft. Myers, Florida. Patricia later joined the Greenville Missionary Church where she sang in the choir and volunteered with Darke County Youth for Christ. 

After being in the Brethren Home for a short post-surgery rehabilitation stay in 2014, at age 82 she started a regular visiting program for local nursing home residents.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Glenn P. Showalter, her son G. Marc Showalter and sisters Mary Shields and Winifred Netzley. 

Patricia is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Amy Renae Showalter and Randy Boyer of Cincinnati, daughter-in-law Angela Showalter of Columbus, grandsons 

Alex James Miller and Paxton Glenn Showalter, both of Columbus as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 13, 2021,  from 10:00 AM until time of  Funeral Services at 11:00 A.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. 

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice www.stateoftheheartcare.org or Pet Partners www.petpartners.org

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


William O. Albritton Jr. (February 5, 2021)

William O. Albritton Jr. age 67, of Versailles passed away at 4:33 AM on Friday, February 5, 2021, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

William was born April 8, 1953, in Greenville to the late William & Phyllis (Knight) Albritton Sr.

William is survived by his wife, Pauline (Baker) Albritton whom he married December 16, 1972; children, Stacy Albritton-Salmon of Troy and Chad Albritton of Versailles; grandchildren, Kirra Albritton of Sidney, Deshay Parkmond of Troy and Addison Salmon of Troy; brothers & sister-in-law, Chris Albritton of Utah, Brad Albritton of California and Jeff & Becky Albritton of Greenville; sisters, Sherri Clark of Cleveland and Jane Swieterman of Sarasota, Florida; sisters-in-law, Wanda Baker of Celina and Carolyn Fields of Union City, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

William graduated from Versailles High School with the Class of 1971. William enjoyed working on computers and golfing. He loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. He was always laughing and known for his big heart.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, February 8, 2021, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. A private funeral service will be held with burial to follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Lewis Francis Glick (February 4, 2021)

Lewis Francis Glick, age 75 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:13 PM Thursday February 4, 2021 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.  Lewis was born December 3, 1945 in Miami County, Ohio and the son of Rita E. (Bulcher) Glick of Greenville and the late Ralph E. Glick.

He had been employed for many years in the tool and die department of Fram Corporation of Greenville as well as employed with Markwith Tool Company.  Lewis was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army from 1965 until 1967.  He was an active member of the Trinity Wesleyan Church of Greenville, had taught and shared the word of God through Bible Study Classes and in general loved to share the love of Jesus with everyone he had the pleasure to be in contact with.  Over the years, he enjoyed camping at Cozy Campgrounds at Grand Lake St. Mary’s and giving golf cart rides to fellow campers, spending time in his garage building birdhouses and helping his friends with many different projects.  Lewis had also served as a volunteer for Youth for Christ.

Lewis was preceded in death by his father Ralph and Sisters Irene Spencer and Sharon Swabb.

Survivors in addition to his mother is his wife Mary Jane (Coblentz) Glick of Greenville.  They were married May 18, 1968.    Also children Catherine (Tim) Ellis of Greenville, Benjamin Glick of Englewood, Ohio and Jennifer (Dr. Josh) Horn of West Union, Ohio; grandchildren Nolan Ellis, Noah Ellis, David Glick, Emma Glick, Noah Horn and Elizabeth Horn; sisters Karen (Bill) Stump of Greenville and Patricia Valentine of Greenville; brother Richard Glick of Greenville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Lewis’s Life will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday February 13, 2021 in the Trinity Wesleyan Church 1400 East Main Street Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Drew Bush officiating.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9:00 AM until time of the service in the Church.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the State of the Heart Care 1350 N. Broadway or the Trinity Wesleyan Church 1400 East Main Street, both of Greenville, Ohio, 45331.

Funeral arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Romanus “Russ” D. Monnin (February 3, 2021)

Romanus “Russ” D. Monnin, 82, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at his home with his family by his side, on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, from complications of congestive heart failure.

He was born on January 14, 1939, in Russia, Ohio, to the late Wilbert and Matilda (Sherman) Monnin. 

In addition to his parents, Russ was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie (Koverman) Monnin, whom he married on August 4, 1962. 

He is also preceded in death by his infant sister, Mary Monnin; his brothers, Audrey Monnin and Merle (Kathleen) Monnin; his mother and father-in-laws, Cletus and Angeline Koverman; his brother-in-law, Gerald “Jerry” Koverman; and his sister-in-law, Deborah Koverman.

Russ served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959. He returned home and began a 30-plus year career as a bridge builder for Frantz Brothers in Sidney. Russ was an active member with the VFW Post 6557 in Pleasant Hill. Russ was a devoted Catholic and was strong in his faith. 

He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandchildren. In his free time, Russ preferred to be outdoors, hunting and fishing. He developed an interest in primitive camping, known as, mountain man camping. He enjoyed woodworking and leather work. Russ was known as “Whittler” by many of his mountain man friends. 

Russ is survived by his children, Robert (Maria) Monnin of Tipp City, Ohio, David (Tammy) Monnin of Greenville, Amanda Hill of Greenville, and Laura (Jeff) Gower of Versailles, Ohio; his 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; his sister, Irene (Eugene) Berning, of St. Patrick, Ohio; his sisters-in-law, Mary Monnin of McCartyville, Ohio, and Kathleen (Nicholas) Wenning of South Carolina; his brothers-in-law, Daniel Koverman, and Steven (Rebecca) Koverman, all of New Bremen, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 W. Third Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331, with Father David Doseck as celebrant. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington. 

The Monnin family will be receiving guests on Monday, February 8, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM and again on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, 1000 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675. 

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