Annabelle Louise (Oswalt) Stamper, age 84, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 4:00 PM at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. She was born on July 15, 1927 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Claude L. and Harriet M. (Brumbaugh) Oswalt.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth J. Stamper on Jan. 30, 1993, whom she married on February 4, 1950; parents; son, Steven A. Stamper on November 25, 1993; brother, Walter H. Oswalt on August 20, 1999.
Annabelle is survived by her beloved family; daughters and son in law, Sharyn Lynn (Doug) Harman of Arcanum, Ohio, and Suzanne Mary Stamper of Union City, Ohio; grandsons, Jason D. (Jamee) Harman of New Madison, Ohio, Travis M. Harman of Arcanum, Ohio, and Randy Kenneth Youmans of Union City, Ohio; great granddaughters, Brooklyn Jae Harman and Kearstin Renee Auske; sister, Sara Shultz of Indianapolis, Indiana; sisters in law, Ann Stamper of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Jean Poynter of Dayton, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Annabelle was a member of the Fort Greenville Chapter DAR having held the office of Registrar and doing research on her Revolutionary War ancestors. A member of Darke County Genealogical Society entering her Darke County Pioneer families and Darke County First Families. She and her husband did research at Grayson County (Virginia) Historical Society in Independence, Virginia, researching her husband’s ancestors. She was a Girl Scout Leader in Arcanum and helped with the cub scouts and 4-H when her children were younger. She also judged 4-H projects for the county fair. She was a 1945 graduate of Greenville High School.
There will be a service held on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio Rev. John McRoberts officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends 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 Genealogical Society, PO Box 908, Greenville, Ohio 45331. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com