John H. Toops, 90, of Greenville, formerly of Arcanum, passed away early Sunday morning, December 21, 2014 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center.
He was born May 9, 1924 in West Alexandria, Ohio , son of the late Andrew and Icy (Bennett) Toops. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Irene (Beasley) Toops who passed away January 29, 2005; and 12 brothers and sisters
John had owned a family business, the Arcanum Bakery, member of the Castine Church of the Brethren, lifetime member of the VFW in Arcanum, and served in the United States Navy during WWII.
He is survived by his children, Gary (Shirley) Toops of Middleburg, FL, Patricia (Terry) Baker of Greenville, Jill (Doug) Rauscher of Arcanum; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren.
Services will be held 10 AM, Saturday, December 27, at the Castine Church of the Brethren, 644 US 127 Arcanum, OH with the Pastor Gary Cloyd officiating. Burial will follow in the Arlington Cemetery near Brookville.
The family will receive friends Friday, from 5 to 7 PM at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, and again an hour before the service at the Church. In lieu of the flowers memorials be given to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331
Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com