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Friday, June 4, 2021

Ronald "Gene" Smith, Jr. (May 28, 2021)

Ronald "Gene" Smith, Jr., 61, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on May 28, 2021, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana.

Gene was born on August 30, 1959, in Greenville, to Ronald and Betty (Thompson) Smith of Greenville.

Gene was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Walters in 2017.

Gene was many things to many people; a great husband and father, reliable friend. He always provided for his family and would never let them go without anything. He loved golfing. His favorite place in the world is Hilton Head Island, where he would go every year. He enjoyed the Great Darke County Fair and parked cars for 15 years. He was Darla's "Cookie Monster", Oreo cookies were his absolute favorite. His loves were his children and grandchildren; his heart was his pet children, Cuddles and Oreo.

Gene is survived by his wife of 14 years, Darla (Roth) Smith, whom he married May 26, 2007; his children, Dustin Smith of Greenville, Andrew (Jeeni) Walters, of Plum Branch, South Carolina, and Crystal (Lucas) Skeens, of Plum Branch; his grandchildren, Josilynne Smith, Azya Walters, Maddalyn Walters, Samantha Skeens, Kohen Kolb, Kenzie Kolb, Braydon Skeens and Graycelynn Walters; his siblings, Debra (Jeffrey) Steele of Troy, Ohio, Gary (Elizabeth) Smith of Troy, and Lori (Don) Brown of Lewisburg, Ohio; countless neices, nephews and friends.

A celebration of Gene's life will be held at 12 Noon on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at Fireside Resort, 6236 Shade Road, Greenville, Ohio.

Following Gene's memorial service, there will be a reception and time to visit and fellowship until 4PM.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Friends of the Shelter, 5066 County Home Road, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with Gene's family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

Tribute Funeral Homes is serving the family.

Edna E. Sander (June 3, 2021)

Edna E. Sander, 94 of Centerburg, Ohio and formerly of Greenville, passed away on Thursday June 3, 2021 at 1:24 AM at Centerburg pointe.  Edna was born July 4, 1926 in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky the daughter of the late Randolph and Mary (Jones) Mullins.

Edna was a homemaker and worked for 25 years at Rest Haven as a Nursing Assistant.  She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church; served on the Altar Guild; and Women of E.L.C.A.

Edna is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Lester E. Sander on October 30, 1986; her daughter: Linda Kinnison; brothers: Vern and James Mullins; sisters: Roberta Fair and Hazel Neal.

Edna is survived by her daughter and son in law:  Peggy and Kim Weiss of Centerburg, Ohio; son in law and spouse: Jim and Joy Kinnison; grandchildren:  Jessica (Kinnison) Donthnier, Amanda (Kinnison) Jett, Dustin Kinnison, Jessica (Weiss) McDevitt, Brent Weiss; numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Monday June 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Keith McDevitt officiating.  Burial will follow in St. John Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 10:30 AM until 11:00 AM on Monday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church or Grace United Church of Christ 1185 Pleasantville Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130.

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

Ruthie Marlene Cummins (May 31, 2021)

Ruthie Marlene Cummins, 84, of Lewisburg, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2021, at Kettering Health in Dayton.

She was born on July 15, 1936, to the late James and Ruth (Grice) Woolery.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Richard Cummins, whom she married on April 1, 1955; her granddaughter, Jennifer Cummins; her brother, Johnny Woolery; her sister, Juanita Weaver; and her daughter-in-law, Terri Cummins

Ruth was not afraid of hard work and she taught by example. After working many years in the cafeteria and retiring from Twin Valley Public Schools, she embarked on a 38 year run as owner of Cummins Services. Throughout the years, her family would all take part working for her business. She also bred and raised English Bulldogs and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewisburg. Ruth loved the Christmas season and would leave her Christmas decorations up all year round. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and always had an open door policy.

Ruth is survived by her children, Richard "Orange" Cummins of New Paris, Ohio, Amy Futrell of Lewisburg, and Anthony "Tony" (Karen) Cummins of New Madison, Ohio; her grandchildren, Nikki (Jesse) Johnson of Ravenna, Ohio, Kelly (Stephen) Klosterman of Camden, Ohio, Jodie Cummins of New Paris, Molly (Terry) Gentry of Arcanum, Ohio, and Cassie (Taryn) Winner of Lexington, North Carolina; and her 10 great grandchildren.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of her family.

Memorial Contribution may be made to the Lewisburg EMS, 116 South Commerce Street, Lewisburg, Ohio 45338.

Online condolences may be shared with Ruth's family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

Tribute Funeral Homes, New Madison Campus, is serving her family.

Julia Ann McIntosh (May 21, 2021)

Julia Ann McIntosh, 88, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away, at her home, on Friday, May 21, 2021.

She was born on January 31, 1933, in South Solon, Ohio, to the late Clara (Blake) Hakes.

In addition to her parents, Julia was preceded in death by her husbands, Bob Cook, Gene Mullins, and Ed McIntosh; her grandson, Tyray Grice; her and her brother, Ronald Hakes.

Julia was proud of her yard and landscaping and loved working in her flower gardens. She worked, for many years, cleaning houses.

Julia is survived by her two children, Robert Lee Cook of Ansonia, Ohio, and Ron Cook of Greenville; her grandchildren, Shannon Cook, Aaron Cook, Amber Cook, Daniel Cook and Jennifer Cook; her 12 great grandchildren; and her nieces, Ada Bohannon of Dayton, Ohio, and Tina Little of West Virginia.

Private graveside services will be held, at the convenience of the family, at Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison, Ohio.

Tribute Funeral Homes, New Madison Campus, is serving her family.

Tina Ann Phenis (May 25, 2021)

Tina Ann Phenis, 52, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at Village Green Health Campus in Greenville.

She was born on May 21, 1969, in Louisville, Kentucky to Maggie (Dennis) Hammer of Lynn, Indiana, and the late Orin "Pete" Hammer, Jr.

In addition to her father, Tina was preceded in death by her son, Mason Phenis, her grandson, Jaxon, her sister, Tami Mart, and her nephew Josh Profitt.

Tina was always full of life and loved singing for anyone who would listen. Nothing meant more to her than her family. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and visiting with her family at the reunions. She and her husband, Chris, enjoyed their Tennessee vacations and attending the Darke County Fair, dinner shows, and concerts. Her light filled any room and its absence will be missed.

Tina is survived by her husband of nearly 14 years, Chris Heckman; her daughter Hayley Phenis of Greenville; her grandchildren, Xander, Kynlee, and Mila; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

A Celebration of Tina's life will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at the United Pentecostal Church, 460 Elm Street, Winchester, Indiana 47394, with Pastor Greg Pruett officiating.

Tina's family will be receiving guests on Thursday, from 12:00 PM until the time of the service at 2:00 PM. Following the service, there will be time to visit and fellowship until 5:00 PM at the church.

Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, is serving the family.

Online condolences may be shared with Tina's family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

Terry "Mert" Alan Springer (May 29, 2021)

Terry "Mert" Alan Springer, 67, of Ansonia, Ohio, passed away after a long illness on May 29, 2021, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

He was born on June 5, 1953, in Darke County, to the late Clarence and Dorothy (Hittle) Springer.

Mert is survived by his sister, Joan (Ron) DeMange of Versailles; his nephews, Jesse (Molly) DeMange of Versailles, Jon (Maria) DeMange of Maria Stein, and Jake (Alyssa) DeMange of North Star; his great nieces and nephews, Andrew, Jared, Madalyn, Olivia, Ted, Kate, Margaret, Agatha, Lexie, Emmit, Cale, Ben, Abe, Lea, Stella, and Fulton; his lifelong friend, Ralph Byrd; and many cousins.

In addition to his parents, Mert was preceded in death by an infant brother; a great nephew and a great niece; and his grandparents, Henry and Anna Hittle and Jesse and Ethel Springer.

Mert graduated from Ansonia High School in 1973. He worked for Weaver Brothers for many years. Mert enjoyed camping, attending Eldora races, and going to the Great Darke County Fair. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. Most importantly, Mert loved being with his family and friends.

The family would like to thank all the wonderful nurses and doctors who helped care for Mert.

A celebration of Mert's life will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Pastor Tony Price officiating. Mert will be laid to rest in Ansonia Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Guests may visit with Mert's family on Sunday from 1:00 PM until the time of the service at 3:00 PM.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Ansonia Area Emergency Service, P.O. Box 171, Ansonia, Ohio 45303.

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

Mary Ellen Monnin (May 28th, 2021)

Mary Ellen Monnin

Age 80, of Russia, passed away Friday, May 28th at her home. She was born on March 21, 1941, in Springfield, Ohio to her parents Francis Marion & Myrtle Louise (Harrison) Ford. Mary graduated from Bradford High School class of 1959. She married Donald L Monnin on July 16, 1960, in Russia. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings Frances Marian Zacharias, Patricia Puterbaugh, Jack Ford, Barbara Kendall, brothers-in-law Leslie Monnin, Dale Monnin, Anthony Monnin, sister-in-law Marlene Drees and her in-laws Leroy and Bernice (Peltier) Monnin. 

Mary will be missed and remembered by her husband Donald L Monnin, daughter and son-in-law Lisa & Donley Myers, their daughter Madelyne & Aaron Mullins along with their children Wyatt, Wriley and Wesley, and their son Nicholas Myers. 

Son and daughter-in-law Keith & Rita Monnin along with their children Matthew, his daughter Ava, and their daughter Megan & her fiancĂ© Parker Housman and their expectant baby in June. 

Son Steven Monnin along with his children Christina and Austin. 

Sister-in-law June & Dave Walter, Brother-in-law Wayne & Dana Monnin. 

Mary was a home maker for years. She later worked at Elder Beerman in Piqua in the shoe department and then enjoyed working at Owl Drugs for many years with Merlin Collins and managed Don’s office at A-1 Auto Restoration. She enjoyed gardening, hiking the Miami County Parks with her daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren and many weekends camping and boating with the family at the lake. Mary enjoyed her weekly visit with Lisa for lunch, shopping and coffee along with enjoying car shows at Poultry Days with Keith, Steven and their families. She treasured her grandchildren and great grandchildren and visited them frequently.  

Many thanks to Hospice of Miami County, her nurse’s and the several aids that helped Mary through Alzheimer’s. The family is very grateful for Hospice and her granddaughter Madelyne for her special care. 

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Martin Fox officiating. Burial will follow in St. Remy Cemetery in Russia. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County. 

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

Jesse "Jim" James Miller (May 27, 2021)

Jesse "Jim" James Miller, 69, of Hollansburg, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at his home.

He was born in Richmond, Indiana, on November 21, 1951, to the late Jesse Richard and Jane (Campanale) Miller.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his son, Derick Miller; his brother, Jack Miller; his brother-in-law, Timothy Setser; and his sister in-law, Leona Clark.

Jim was known by his friends as "Squirrel". Jim was a 1971 graduate of Westmont High School in Hollansburg. During high school and in his younger years, Jim could be found playing most every sport. He could be described as a "Sports Fanatic". He had a special love for baseball. When he was able, Jim loved being outdoors and spent much time fishing.

Jim is survived by his wife of 43 years, Vickie (Setser) Miller; his grandson, Draydon Miller; his sister, Cavela (Michael) Schneider of Lexington, Kentucky; his brother-in-law and sisters-in-laws, Judy Ward of Kentucky, Earl Setser of Greenville, Kathleen (Barry) Logan of Greenville, and Loretta Setser of Ansonia; as well several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Jim's life will be held at 1:00 PM, on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Pastor Tony Price officiating. Burial will follow in Hollansburg Cemetery.

Jim's family will be receiving guests on Saturday, from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to EverHeart Hospice, 1350 North Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Jim's family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes with his final arrangements.

Online condolences may be left for Jim's family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

Thelma "Marge" Middleton (May 25, 2021)

Thelma "Marge" Middleton, 95, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at Wayne Healthcare in Greenville, Ohio.

Marge was born on January 19, 1926, on the family farm north of Rossburg, Ohio, to the late August and Nina (Smith) Singer.

In addition to her parents, Marge was preceded in death by her husband, Harold "Joe" Middleton, whom she married November 24, 1946; her daughter, Barbara Jo Middleton; and her siblings, Marie Thwaits, Roy, Ben, Carl, Bob, Tom, and Freddie Singer.

Marge loved spending time with and talking about her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved her cat Evie. She was a great cook and seamstress. She spent many years working alongside her husband, Joe, in his business, Middleton Stockyards. She attended the New Madison United Methodist Church for over 65 years.

Marge is survived by her daughter, Nancy Miller and her husband, Don, of New Madison; her grandchildren, Matthew Miller and his wife, Alison, of Granville, Ohio, Erin Williams and her husband, Jacob, of Louisville, Kentucky, and Mark Miller and his wife, Darci, of Granville. She also leaves behind her great grandchildren, Tripp, and Bennett Miller, Henry, Margaret, and Samuel Williams, Logan, Savannah, Rebekah, and Emerson Miller; and countless nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Marge's life will be held on at 11AM on  Saturday, May 29, 2021, at New Madison United Methodist Church, 149 N. Main Street, New Madison, Ohio, with Pastors David Richey and Carol Duffield officiating. Burial will follow in Ansonia Cemetery.

Marge's family will be receiving guests on Friday, May 28, 2021, from 5PM to 7PM at the church, and again on Saturday, from 10AM until the time of the service at 11AM.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Madison United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be shared with Marge's family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Barbara Jean Moore (May 19, 2021)

Barbara Jean Moore, 89, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at the Oakley Place in Greenville.

She was born on September 14, 1931, in Lynn, Indiana, to the late Paul and Alta (Ward) Kenworthy.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her brothers, Carl (Francis) Kenworthy and Paul "Eddy" Kenworthy; and her son-in-law, Ron Kauffman.

Barbara was a graduate of Spartanburg High School in Spartanburg, Indiana. She prided herself on never missing a day of school in 12 years. Barbara enjoyed her family and loved "showing off" her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Barbara and her husband Gene enjoyed traveling, especially to Florida.

Barbara's community was an important part of her life. Over the years, she served faithfully in the Hollansburg Ladderettes, Hollansburg Cemetery Board, Hollansburg Sesquicentennial Committee and would often help at the Pot Pie dinners at Hollansburg American Legion. When she was younger, Barbara enjoyed collecting antiques and working in her flowerbeds and mowing. She and Gene would often enjoy a meal at Sam's Place.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Harold Eugene "Gene" Moore, whom she married on January 27, 1951; her children, Michael (Polly) Moore of Florida, Gary (Cindy) Moore of Greenville, Teresa Kauffman of Arcanum, Ohio, and Jody (Larry) Fannin of Dayton, Ohio; her 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Sharon Kenworthy; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Barbara's life will take place at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at Tribute Funeral Homes, New Madison Campus, with Pastor Tracy Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Hollansburg Cemetery.

Guests may visit with Barbara's family on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until the time of the service at 1:00 PM at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the nurses at the Oakley Place and EverHeart Hospice for their outstanding care they provided to Barbara.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Hollansburg American Legion Post 708, 121 West Liberty Street, Hollansburg, OH 45332.

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

Darrell Gene Olwine (May 18, 2021)

Darrell Gene Olwine, 72 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 3:40 PM at Miami Valley Hospital. He was born March 12, 1949, in Greenville, Ohio, the son of the late Harold Eugene & Oletha Mae Olwine.  

He enjoyed listening to country music, watching western movies, and was an avid fan of the Cleveland sports teams, the Browns and the Indians. His hobbies included golfing and mowing the grass while his wife gardened. In the words of a long-time neighbor, “He was a corker!”

He graduated from Arcanum High School, Class of ’67, and after a 30-year career at General Motors retired from the Harrison Radiator division in 1999. Then for several years, he worked at Emrick Machine & Tool in Arcanum. His last job was with the Village of Arcanum maintaining the park and town grounds.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Vicky Jo Olwine; and his brother, Harold Olwine, Jr.

He is survived by his daughter & son-in-law, Shannon Olwine & Mohit Mehta of Phoenix, Arizona; “grandpups,” Masala and Tikka; brother, Jerry Olwine; sister, Beverly Cain; sisters-in-law, Jackie Olwine and Susie Collins; brother & sister-in-law, Kenny & Candi Cook; and numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 3 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in Newcomer Cemetery, Arcanum, Ohio. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM on Monday, May 24, 2021 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arcanum Fire & Rescue or the Arcanum Athletic Boosters with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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

Linda Lou Armstrong (May 15, 2021)

Linda Lou Armstrong, 82, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away during the early hours of Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

She was born on November 6, 1938, in Urbana, Ohio, to the late George and Mamie (O'Brien) Long.

In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Armstrong; and her siblings, George Steven Long, and Patsy Rush.

Linda was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church in Greenville. She attended Sinclair Community College, receiving an Associates in Arts degree in 1978. Linda had a passion for life and a love of people. Before she was a resident of Rest Haven, she would frequently volunteer there, visiting with and singing to the residents. Linda enjoyed puzzles, shopping, crafts and bingo. She loved being in the company of friends and family.

Linda is survived by her sister-in-law, Jeannie Long of Greenville; several nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Kris Culver.

A celebration of Linda's life will take place at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Pastor Tony Price officiating. Burial will follow in Royal Oaks Cemetery near Brookville.

Linda's family will be receiving guests on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the start of the service at 11:00 AM.

Memorial contributions may be given to EverHeart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with Linda's family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

Gene Mikesell (May 11, 2021)

Gene Mikesell, age 60 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Eaton passed away at 10:02 AM Tuesday May 11, 2021 in Greenville.  Gene was born August 19, 1960 in Greenville and the son of Mrs. Linda (Roth) Mikesell Schatz of Greenville and the late Ralph Mikesell.

Gene was employed for 20 plus years with Marsh Supermarkets and retired in 2012 from their store in Eaton, Ohio where he had been employed as the Dairy Manager.  He was a 1979 graduate of Greenville High School and over the years, he enjoyed fishing, basketball and softball.

Survivors in addition to his mother Linda are his daughters Chantele (Brian) Combs of Hamilton, Ohio, Krysten Mikesell and Lauren Mikesell both of Eaton; grandchildren Rylee Combs and Eli Combs;  Siblings  Kathy Fantasia, Jana Dowler, Todd Mikesell, and Susan (Doug) Jones all of Greenville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday May 22, 2021 in the Triumphant Christian Center 1129 Southtowne Court Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Sam Shilot officiating.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2:00 PM until time of the Celebration of Life service in the Christian Center.

Gene’s family have requested those in attendance to “come as you are” dressing very casual and please pay special attention to the back page of the funeral memorial folder as the verse was written by Gene. 

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

Funeral arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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


Seth Jacob Davis (May 13, 2021)

Seth Jacob Davis age 28, of Yorkshire passed away at 4:40 AM on Thursday, May 13, 2021, as the result of an auto accident.

Seth was born December 13, 1992, in Piqua to Michael Davis & Sherry (McGlinch) Apple of Willowdell. In addition to his parents, Seth is also survived by his wife, Kelsey (Skinner) Davis whom he married December 13, 2014; brothers, Brett Williams of Covington and Storm Davis of San Antonio, Texas; sister, Jasmine Davis of Versailles; grandmother, Pat Maxwell of Bradford; nieces, Kaileigh McGlinch and Madyson Timmons; nephew, Braxton Hart; and in laws, Tyler Skinner of Dayton and Jaidan Skinner of Dayton.

Seth was preceded in death by a son, Eli Davis; sister, Amber McGlinch; and grandparents, Kathy & Larry Askins and Robert Maxwell.

Seth was a plumber at NH Plumbing in Dayton.

A celebration of Seth’s life will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will follow in Harris Creek Cemetery in Bradford. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Teresa Geraldine "Gerry" Van Dine (May 12, 2021)

Teresa Geraldine "Gerry" Van Dine, 94, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

She was born on April 6, 1927, in Greenville to the late Robert and Alice Opal (Pretzman) Skidmore.

In addition to her parents, Gerry was preceded in death by her daughter, Carolyn Van Dine; her son-in-law, Colyer Daughtry; and her siblings, William Skidmore and Arlene Runner.

Gerry was a 1945 graduate of Greenville High School. After school she began her career working for several different companies, including the Treaty Company, Gershuh's Restaurant, Neff Lettering, and provided home healthcare and babysitting for several local families. Gerry had two loves, following Jesus and her family. She was an active member of the CMA Church in Greenville for many years. Gerry loved listening to classical music and church hymns. When she was at home, Gerry enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.

Gerry is survived by her children, Phyllis (Robert) Prewitt of Ripon, California, Steve (Ellen Schneider) Van Dine of Columbus, James (Peggy) Van Dine of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Kathy Daughtry of Greenville; her 12 grandchildren; and her many great and great-great grandchildren.

A memorial service will take place at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at the CMA Church, 306 Devor Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

A private burial will take place at Greenville Township Memorial Garden at the convenience of the family.

Tribute Funeral Homes will be serving Gerry's family.

Memorial contributions may be given to Youth for Christ of the Miami Valley, P.O. Box 266, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Gene E. Hart (May 11, 2021)

Gene E. Hart, 94, Union City, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. He was born in Union City, on August 29, 1926, to James R. and Elsie (Kester) Hart.  He married Etta Louise Snyder on March 1, 1947 and she preceded him in death in 2010.

Gene was a lifelong farmer and avid wood worker.  He served our country in The United States Navy during WWII, and was  Washington Twp. Trustee for 16 years.  Gene was a member of the Knights of Columbus as well as St. Marys Catholic Church. He worked for many years at the Darke County Fair and especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include sons; Steven (Judy) Hart of Greenville, OH, Craig (Brenda) Hart of Wapakoneta, OH; brothers Byron (Barb) Hart of Greenville, OH; grandchildren, Tim Hart of Greenville, OH, Lori (Steve) Wenning of Ansonia, OH, Becky (Don) Wellman of Warren, MI, Kerry (Joe) Aschettino of Lima OH, Brad Hart of Wapakoneta, OH, and Jennnifer (Travis) Brinkman of Wapakoneta, OH; 6 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers Morris, and Wayne Hart.

The family will receive visitors from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at Reichard Funeral Home, 400 W. Deerfield Road. Union City, IN 47390.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, May 17, 2021 at Saint Mary's Catholic Church at 10:00 am.  Burial will follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery in Union City, IN

Memorial contributions may be directed to EverHeart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway St., Greenville, OH 45331, or Union City Fire and Rescue.

Memories may be shared online at www.reichardfh.com

Alice Ann Chappie (May 10, 2021)

Alice Ann Chappie age 78, of Piqua and formerly of Versailles passed away at 8:32 PM on Monday, May 10, 2021, at Stillwater Nursing & Rehabilitation in Covington.

Alice was born October 15, 1942, in Covington to the late Lester & Rita (Neargarder) Schmidt. In addition to her parents, Alice was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph on May 3, 2001; sister, Doris Schmidt; sister-in-law, Mary Schmidt; and brother-in-law, Larry Grube. Alice was a 1960 graduate of Covington High School. She married the love of her life, Ralph Chappie on May 19, 1962, at St. Teresa Catholic Church in Covington. Alice, along with her husband Ralph, raised four adventurous boys in Versailles, Mike David, Tony and Rob. 

Alice is survived by her children, Michael (Patricia) Chappie of Troy, David  Chappie of Cedar City, Utah, Tony (Nicole Larck) of Piqua and Robert (Dawn) Chappie of Mico, Texas; grandchildren, Emily (Mav) Peters, Amy (Patrick) Dromey, Logan Chappie, Luke Chappie, Samuel Chappie, Julie (Zack) Heinrich, Bree Chappie, Max Chappie, Jack Jack Chappie, Zoommack Chappie, Ashley Chappie and Tanith Chappie; 7 great grandchildren; siblings, Connie Sheldon of Centerville, Richard Schmidt of Enon, Bob (Chris) Schmidt of Piqua, Sharon Grube of Piqua and Sandy (Randy) Stine of Piqua; brothers-in-law, John (Karen) Chappie of Montezuma and Raymond Chappie of Lebanon, Missouri; and so many loving nieces and nephews.

Alice was a creative entrepreneur, encouraging her sons in avenues of small business ownership. Along with her husband, Alice owned Chappie’s Dairy Bar in Versailles for many years. With a love for sewing, Alice started Alice’s Bridal Boutique in the side garage attached to their home in Versailles. She offered a variety of modern bridal and prom attire to customers from multiple surrounding counties. In the mid 1980’s she moved her growing bridal business to Troy until her retirement in 1997. Alice had a giving spirit and continued sewing to provide burial clothing for stillborn babies. She later made many creative fun bibs for the elderly at Dorothy Love.

 Alice loved the warmth of the sun on her face and the wind in her hair. She could be found roller skating with her boys, square dancing with her friends, roller blading or riding her bicycle for exercise. She enjoyed riding on the back of Ralph’s Goldwing motorcycle and enjoying the lakes in their boat. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles and in her younger years she volunteered to teach CCD. In her retirement she liked to travel, making new friends along the way. She loved curling up to watch a movie with a cup of hot chocolate or a bowl of ice cream or getting a fresh grown tomato from her garden. Alice loved the Lord and would seek to attend any church service she could get to. She will be greatly missed by her family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Duell celebrant. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 8:30 to 10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Epilepsy Foundation 120 W. Second St. Suite 425 Dayton, OH 45402. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Mary E. Grewe (May 9, 2021)

Mary E. Grewe, 80, of Greenville, Ohio, died May 9, 2021, peacefully at her home surrounded by her children.

She is survived by her seven children, Maggie (Perrin) Kennedy of Wapakoneta, Ohio, Ronald (Melissa) Denlinger of Bradford, Ohio, Joyce (Brian) Siders of Greenville, Tina (Rick) Leckey of Sidney, Ohio, Charlene (Steve) Seager of Watertown, Wisconsin, Darlene Delk of Greenville, and LeAnne Denlinger of Union City, Indiana. She is also survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and her brother Don Brown of Springboro, Ohio.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family would like to thank the staff of Miami County Hospice for everything they did for Mom.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made, in Mary's honor, to Hospice of Miami County, 3230 North County Road 25A, Troy, Ohio 45373

Tribute Funeral Homes is serving the family.

Online condolences may be shared with Mary's family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

Margie Louella Swallow (May 9, 2021)

Margie Louella Swallow, of Union City, Ohio and formerly of Versailles passed away on Sunday May 9, 2021 2:14 PM at Wayne Healthcare.  She was born September 20, 1942 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late Walter and Dorothy (Smith) Swallow.

Margie loved watching Ohio State Buckeye Football.

Margie is preceded in death by her parents; her brother: Gerald Swallow; sister:  Joan Selzer; sister in law:  Frances Swallow.

Margie is survived by her brother:  William Swallow; sister in law: Grace Beoke.

Services will be held on Friday May 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating.  Burial will follow in Brock Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Art Sense.

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


Charles Verlin & Barbara Joyce (Hollinger) Bevins

Soulmates for Eternity

Charles Verlin Bevins age 87, and Barbara Joyce (Hollinger) Bevins age 85, both of Greenville and formally of New Madison left us to be with our Lord and each other.  Barbara passed away at 9:30 pm on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, and Charles passed away exactly 2 weeks later at 11:15 pm on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, both at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

Charles was born on December 10, 1933, to the late Roy and Cora (Sleppy) Bevins. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Barbra Joyce (Hollinger) Bevins.  Additionally he follows his siblings, Paul, Merle, Evelyn, Lowell, Johnny, Marvin Bevins and Emma (Bevins) Nichols.  He is survived by his brother, Wilbur Bevins and sister, Dorothy (Bevins) Cloyd.

Barbara was born on September 6, 1935, to the late Herbert S. and M. Evelyn (Murphy) Hollinger. In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her infant brother, Billy Joe Hollinger. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Ted (Vickie) Hollinger of Morrow, Ohio and sister and brother-in-law, Wilma Jean (Joe) Jenkinson of Greenville.

Classmates in the Class of 1953 at Westmont High School in Hollansburg, Ohio they wed on February 12, 1956, and were married for 65 years. Together they are survived by the family they created, their 3 daughters, Vickie (Jeff) Tuttle of Leesburg Florida, Karen (Benny) Bierly of New Madison and Carol (Chris) Pearson of New Madison. Their grandchildren, Athena Tuttle, James "Andy" Tuttle, Amos (Tiera) Tuttle, Benny (Ashley) Bierly II, Matthew Bierly (Amanda Brumbaugh), Heather (Josh) Derksen, Troy (Samantha) Pearson, Casey (Roxanne) Pearson and18 great grandchildren and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

They were together in most everything they did and above all else family was their priority.  They were that true perfect match and the one that each was supposed to be with, they shared common interests and did most things at each other’s side.  As we attempt to piece together their lives the memories we share are many and these words we write down will not be sufficient enough to adequately portray them.

As their daughters married and went off into the world, they did so knowing that their parents loved and supported them.  Ultimately their girls settled down and while two stayed in the area one moved to Florida.  For years Charles and Barbara would travel to Florida to visit them and that visit was something they always looked forward to.  Equally as important to them was the visit they received from the grandchildren in Florida who spent a lot of summers at Grandma and Grandpa’s.  Alongside their Ohio cousins the Florida kids would participate in many activities and Charles and Barbara would be there to support each and every one and they loved watching their grandkids growing up together.

As a couple they enjoyed collecting antiques and both developed a passion for restoring some of the items they acquired, Charles enjoyed repairing clocks and become known as “Charlie the clock guy” and Barbara helped refinish many of their pieces and also enjoyed redoing cane bottom chairs.  They also enjoyed going to local festivals and selling sno-cones and soft drinks out of a trailer that they built.  Family gatherings were a frequent occurrence and both greatly enjoyed those activities.  Family gatherings almost always meant homemade ice cream which again proved they were a perfect match, because Barbara loved making it and Charles loved eating it and everyone knew “there’s always room for ice cream”. 

Both were sports fans and spent countless hours together watching the Cincinnati Reds and Ohio State Buckeyes but when sports weren’t available you could bet they watching old programs on TV, especially westerns.

They were lifelong members of the Beach Grove Church of the Brethren and they enjoyed participating in the many activities there.  Charles developed a passion for dartball and the fellowship and competition that came with it.  Barbara enjoyed being at the games to root for him and their children and grandchildren who played as well.

Though they were taken from us abruptly our time to mourn has passed because we choose to cherish our memories and to celebrate their lives and legacy that we are now charged with continuing.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 18, 2021, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Beech Grove Church of the Brethren. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.