Friday, July 27, 2018

George Ann Vannoy (July 26, 2018)

George Ann Vannoy, 73 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Thursday July 26, 2018 at 12:53 PM at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio.  She was born June 30, 1945 in Bradford, Ohio, the daughter of the late Harley & Clara Belle (Vannoy) Marker Jr.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her son:  Terry Marker; granddaughter:  Samantha Worley; brothers:  Gilbert, David, Rodney, & Donnie Marker.

She is survived by her children:  Dwight Marker of Greenville, Charman Clark of Kentucky, Harriett Worley of Greenville, Melinda Burden of Greenville; grandchildren:  Allen Burden, Thomas Burden, Timothy Burden, Annie Worley, Jamie Worley, Jessica, John, & Paul Clark; numerous great grandchildren; sisters:  Cindy Marker of Greenville, & Julia Oswalt of Bradford; numerous nieces & nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday August 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.  Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family to help offset funeral expenses.


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

Ronnie Lee Hartrum (July 25, 2018)

Ronnie Lee Hartrum, 80, formerly of Ansonia, passed away on July 25, 2018 at Union City Care Center.

Ronnie was born on July 14, 1938 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Leon Hartum and Virginia (Rank) Henninger.

In addition to his parents, Ronnie was preceded in death by his grandson, Brent Corn.

Ronnie owned and operated Ron Hartrum Trucking and Excavating and was a volunteer for the Ansonia Fire Department for many years.

Ronnie is survived by his children, Tonya Hines and Mark (Susan) Hartrum, all of Greenville; his grandchildren, Kristin (Chris) Jurgens of Franklin, Kylee Hartrum, Justin (Amanda) Hines, and Josh (Erin) Hines, all of Greenville; his great-grandchildren, Mac Hines, Luke Hines, Maleah HInes, Mylee Hines, and Emmalyn Jurgens; and his step-sister, Joan Sease of Arcanum

A graveside Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, July 30, 2018 at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Terry Haworth officiating.

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

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

Richard G. Boolman (July 25, 2018)

Richard G. Boolman, 78, of Greenville, passed away on July 25, 2018 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

Richard was born on August 20, 1939 in New Castle, Indiana to the late Gerald and Mary Lou (McDaniel) Boolman.

Richard drove a semi truck for 18 years, operated a CB Radio Shop in Greenville, and then worked at Auto Zone before retiring. He was an avid bowler and Golfer. He was a member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge #143; Antioch Shrine Masons of Dayton, Ohio; Darke County Shrine Club and Greenville Moose Lodge #329.

Richard leaves behind to cherish his memory, his son, Jerry (Annette) Boolman of Arcanum; his daughter, Susan (Jeff) Cummins of Greenville; his grandchildren, Michael (Amy) Cost and Kaylee Boolman; his three month old great-grandson, Winston A. Cost; his sisters, Frankie Sanderson, and Debbie (Steve) Kolling, both of Greenville; his nephew, Jeff Sanderson; his two nieces; his special friend and mother of his children, Dorthy Boolman of Greenville; and his three dogs he loved so much, Gizmo, Riley and Katie.

A Celebration of Richard’s life will be held at 1 PM on Monday, July 30, 2018 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Rev. Hershel Fee officiating. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Monday from 12 PM to 1 PM at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to Darke County Shrine Club, PO Box 623, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Vivian L. (Koger) Subler (July 23, 2018)

Vivian L. (Koger) Subler, 93 of Greenville, passed away on July 23, 2018 at Wayne Healthcare following a brief illness.

Vivian was born on October 25, 1924 in Hamilton, Ohio, to the late Byron A. and Henrietta (Hake) Koger. In addition to her parents, Vivian was preceded in death by a sister, Loraine (Koger) Potter of Fairfield, Ohio; brothers, Thurman Koger and William Koger of Hamilton, and Robert Koger of Greenville, Ohio.

Vivian is survived by her husband of 68 years, Joseph A. Subler, Sr., whom she married October 22, 1949 in Frenchtown, Ohio; her children and their spouses; Joseph A. (Joanie) Subler, Jr. of Englewood, Ohio, Jane L. (Jack) Grimes of Union City, Indiana, Susan K. (Jeff) Henderson of Dublin, Ohio and Tom Subler of Greenville; grandchildren, Julie Dever and Jamie Matchett of Union City, Indiana and Adam Henderson and Jessica Henderson of Dublin, Ohio; great grandchildren, Kaleb Matchett of Greenville, Trevor Matchett, Levi Matchett and Kiersten Dever of Union City, Indiana; great great grandchildren, Aleah and Abraham Matchett of Union City, Indiana; her sisters, Alice Cornett of Ansonia and Claire Ann (Kay) Brock of Clearwater, Florida; a brother, Lowell (Mary Ann) Koger of Hanover, Pennsylvania; and Vivian leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.

Vivian was a strong and independent woman who overcame many health obstacles in the past five years. She took pride in being a loving wife and mother, taking the time to listen, play, and laugh with her family. She also enjoyed music, dancing and singing with friends and family. She cherished memories of roller skating and other good times with her siblings, cousins, and then with her children. She believes family is a gift from God and we should be thankful to God. Vivian loved and appreciated those who serve at St. Mary’s Church, who supported her throughout her illness.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Friday, July 27, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 W. 3rd Street, Greenville with Father John White officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Family and Friends may visit on Friday from 9:30 AM to 11 AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to HPC Private Care at 128 Imo Blvd. Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Patricia Ann “Pat” Arnett (July 23, 2018)

Patricia Ann “Pat” Arnett, age 89, of Celina, Ohio, formally of Greenville, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018 at Miller Place in Celina. Pat was born October 16, 1928 to the late Don and Opal Rexrode.

In addition to her parents, Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Arnett; her sister and brother-in-law Helen and Wesley “Albert” Brinley; and her daughter-in-law Sharon Arnett.

Pat is survived by her son, Randy J. Arnett of Greenville; her daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Don Hay of Celina; her grandchildren, Tina and Shane Hilleary of Celina, Jason and Emily Hay of Celina, Darren and Gina (Ginn) Arnett of Columbus, Joe and Whitney Arnett of Greenville, and Veronica and Josh Kohli of Davidson, North Carolina; her great-grandchildren Gavin and Colton Hay, Brooke Arnett, and William Kohli.

Pat retired from the title department of the Darke County Courthouse. She was a member of the EUM Church of Greenville and loved helping in the kitchen for all occasions. She also enjoyed quilting with the ladies of the church. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she loved being with her family, cooking, gardening and working in her flower beds. At the Miller Place, Pat touched many lives with her love and kindness for all. She was known for always having a hug and a smile for others.

A Celebration of Pat’s life will be held at 3:30 PM on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Palestine Cemetery, with Don Brinley officiating.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 2 PM to 3 PM at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Harold Frank “Doc” Laux (July 22, 2018)

Harold Frank “Doc” Laux, age 86 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:37 AM Sunday July 22, 2018 at Rest Haven Nursing Home of Greenville. Doc was born May 27, 1932 in Jay County, Indiana and the son of the late Louis and Veronica (Alig) Laux.

Doc was retired having worked 25 years in the Propane Gas Business then later as a professional truck driver. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving from 1949 until 1952 in the US Army and a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medal. Also a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the V.F.W., both of Greenville.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Phyllis (Williamson) Laux April 11, 2006; Grandson Benjamin Deem, sisters Leona Cameron, Luvern Laux, Margaret Klosterman and Betty Marshall; Brothers Martin Laux, Luvern Laux, Hilbert Laux, Ralph Laux, William Laux, Donald “Red” Laux and Clete Laux.

Doc is survived by his wife Lora Lee Laux of Greenville; children Pam (Kim) Shiverdecker of Arcanum, Sheryl (Jerry) Zbikowski of Huber Heights and Chris (Bonnie) Laux of Greenville; grandchildren Jerod (Stacy) Drew, Matthew (Bethany) Drew, Joshua (Brittany) Shiverdecker, Michelle Rucker, Beth Marie Laux, Mark Laux, Bill (Christina) Zbikowski, Lauren (Bradon) Harden and Katie (Matt) Andrews; great grandchildren Kara Lorraine Drew, Addie Knoff, Paige Drew, Kiersten Drew, Isabella Drew, Malachi Drew, Josiah Drew, Aubrey Drew, Eva Laux, Blaise Laux, Rex Laux, Vance Laux, Erica Bourne, Dannielle Stump, Miles Stump, Aaliyah Douglas, Ryden Rucker, Madelyn Zbikowski, Lucus Zbikowski, Grant Zbikowski, Nathanal Harden, Natalie Harden, Mason Harden, Alex Harden, Taylor Andrews and Teagan Andrews as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday July 25, 2018 in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Father John R. White as Celebrant. Burial with Military Honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to The State of the Heart Care Hospice of Darke County.

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

Robert Lloyd Rice (July 21, 2018)

Robert Lloyd Rice, 94, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Brookdale in Greenville, Ohio.

He was born November 23, 1923 in Packard, Kentucky to the late Robert and Nannie (Smith) Rice.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Vina Opal Rice; his son, Ronald Rice; his brothers, Clarence Rice, Roy Rice, and James Rice; and his sister, Estelle Rice.

Robert served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was active for many years in the VFW and American Legion in Wilmington, Ohio. He was a member of the YMCA in Wilmington and Greenville, Ohio.

He is survived by his grandsons, Scott (Amy) Rice of Rossburg and Kirk (Nicole) Rice of Palestine; his great-grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jordan, Sara, Hanna, and Nathanael Rice; his great-great grandsons, Zander Black and Owann Rice; his companion of 13 years, Juanita Cox of Greenville; several nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Robert’s life will be held at 11 am on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Rev. Ron Isom officiating. Burial will be held at 1:30 in Dayton Memorial Park, 8135 North Dixie Drive, Dayton, Ohio.

The family will be receiving guests on Saturday from 10 am until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Darke County YMCA, 301 Wagner Ave. Greenville, Ohio 45331 or State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

Ralph Emerson Beam (July 21, 2018)

Ralph Emerson Beam, 70, of Ansonia, passed away on July 21, 2018 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

Ralph was born on March 5, 1948 in Dawn, Ohio to the late William and Hazel Beam.

In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters, Donald Beam, Roger Beam, Charles Duane Beam, Freda Reier, Betty Schotz, and William “Jr.” Beam.

Ralph had many joys throughout his life, but some stand out more than others. He was a master negotiator and wheeler-dealer; cars, trucks or motorcycles, if he thought he could make money, he’d buy it. He loved going to garage sales and finding treasures to bring home. He would always tell Joan, “You’ll find a place for it”. He loved motorcycles, country music and good company. He had owned and rode motorcycles his whole life and loved his Harley. He played base guitar and was in a band and could sing George Jones songs better than George himself. He enjoyed spending time “partying” with his friends Jim, Maysee and Steve and his brother Dan. Ralph was a family man and would do anything for them. He had a deep love of his grandchildren. He was a dedicated and devoted husband and grandfather. He is now and will always be greatly missed.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joan (Lehman) Beam, whom he married March 12, 1973; his children and their spouses, Travis and Jill Beam of Ansonia, Sharlyn and Billy Hickey of Greenville, and James David Beam of Marion, Ohio; his grandchildren, Aaron Hickey, Tyler Hickey, Caleb (April) Hickey, Trevor Beam, Peyton Beam, and Wyatt Beam; his great grandchildren, Kaiden, Addi, Chloe and Grayson Hickey. Ralph also leaves behind his brothers, sisters and their spouses, Delores and David Partin-Cleveland of Hillgrove, Dale and Cindy Beam of Nicholasville, Kentucky, Dan and Margaret Beam of Ansonia, Harold Beam of Piqua, and Jeanie Frances of Versailles; two special nephews, Kevin and Brian Partin, whom he helped raise; and countless other nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Ralph’s life will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Burial will follow in Brock Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or Ansonia Area Emergency Services, P.O. Box 171, Ansonia, Ohio 45303.

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

Shirley A. (Fletcher) Heindl (July 19, 2018)

Shirley A. (Fletcher) Heindl, 77 of Greenville, passed away July 19, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.

Shirley was born on June 6, 1941 in Greenville to the late Roscoe and Esta (Hathaway) Fletcher.

Shirley was a member of EUM Church and Members Choice Credit Union where she served on its board of directors for 29 years, becoming its president. She loved bowling and was a past member of the Greenville Women’s bowling Association. Shirley was a member of the Greenville Moose and American Legion. She was an avid golfer. She and Thomas would play together and even played in several doubles tournaments. Shirley was an amazing cook. She loved her family and enjoyed preparing a large meal for them. She could bake anything, but her specialty was sugar cream pies, which, according to Shirley, are always best served fresh and still hot from the oven. Shirley’s new-found passion was camping, and her greatest love was, of course, her family and her great grandchildren. She was the cornerstone of her family and her absence will always be felt.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 57 years, Thomas Heindl whom she married July 22, 1960; her children and their spouses, Pamela and Erick Moore of Arcanum, and Todd Heindl of Greenville; her granddaughter and her husband, Kelli and Corey Thompson of Arcanum; her step granddaughter, Alicia New of Greenville; Her great grandchildren, Cyanna New, Ayanna New, Braelee Thompson, Audrey Thompson, and Blaze Thompson; her siblings and their spouses, Kay Leis, Tom and Marvella Fletcher, John and Barb Fletcher, and Mike and Leigh Fletcher, all of Greenville. Shirley also leaves behind Sammi, her beloved and precious Shih Tzu, and countless nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews.

A Celebration of Shirley’s life will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Pastor Paula Spear officiating.

Family and friends may visit on from 5 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or Darke County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 781, Greenville, Ohio 45331

The family would like to extend their heart-felt gratitude to all the care givers from State of the Heart. The compassion and love they provided will never be forgotten and our appreciation can never be expressed. Thank you so much for all you do.

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

Roy L. Hutchinson (July 20, 2018)

Roy L. Hutchinson, 79 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away on Friday July 20, 2018 at 8:09 PM at his residence. He was born October 30, 1938 in Skelton, West Virginia the son of the late Earl J. & Margaret (Sweeney) Hutchinson. He retired from GM (Delco Moraine) in 1993. He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War where he was a K9 century dog handler.

He was a member of Vietnam Dog Handlers Association; he was an avid sports fan of Arcanum Schools, University of Dayton College Basketball, and West Virginia Football; he was a member of American Legion Post 707, Englewood, Ohio; Ohio Wander Freunde (Walking Club); Grand Squares Square Dancing Club as well as a couple other square dancing clubs; he enjoyed attending the Greenville Band Performances; and enjoyed traveling after retirement.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Nancy & Judith; and 4 brothers.

He is survived by his wife: Myrtle Mae (Smith) Hutchinson of Arcanum whom he married October 18, 1980; his children & spouses: Duane & Lori Hutchinson of Huber Heights, Marvin & friend Janet Bingham of Greenville, Laurie Jo Roush of Omaha, Nebraska, & Debra & Gary Coblentz of Greenville; grandchildren & spouses: Andrea & Jay Howard, Abbey & Rodney Fisher, James & Justin Roush, Marney & Justin Ozbun, Megan & Charles Bruns; great grandchildren: Ryan, Brandon, & Kya Howard, Grant & Haylee Fisher, Alabama Roush, Kaylee, Reagan, & Laithe Ozbun, & Savanna Bruns; brothers & sisters in law: Pat Williams of Springfield, Ohio, Wayne & Patty Hutchinson of Marion, North Carolina, Dwight & Ann Hutchinson of Beckley, West Virginia; brother in law: Pat Coutcher of Laurinburg, North Carolina; special sister in law: Martha Hutchinson of Beckley, West Virginia; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Thursday July 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Gary Cloyd officiating. Burial will follow in Stelvideo Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday July 25, 2018 at the Arcanum High School Gym. Veteran’s graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Arcanum Rescue.

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

Janice Sue Brinley (July 18, 2018)

Janice Sue Brinley, 68 of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Mrs. Brinley had been a resident of the Lake Asbury area since 1993 when she moved from Orange Park. She was born in Floyd County, Kentucky and grew up in the Kentucky area prior to living in Florida. She was life member of VFW Post 8255 Auxiliary in Middleburg, FL and a member of the American Legion Post 137 in Jacksonville, FL. She centered her life around her family, especially her grandchildren. Janice also liked to read and do arts and crafts.

Mrs. Brinley was preceded in death by her brother, Lynn King and sister, Clara Brown and is survived by her husband of 26 years, Larry Brinley, children, Dennis (Suzanne) Gurney, Daniel Gurney, step children, David (Mary Jo) Gurney, Deanne (Darren) Printy, Mike (Cathi) Brinley, Mark (Gabi) Brinley and Melissa Brinley. She is also by her sister, Loene Lawson, 13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Many of her family are still in the Kentucky area where Janice grew up.

Family and Friends may visit on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 10 AM until 11 AM at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus. Burial with graveside service will follow at Nashville Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.tributefuneralhomes.com

Steven “Steve” Carl McCarroll (July 19, 2018)

Steven “Steve” Carl McCarroll, 67, of Arcanum, passed away on July 19, 2018 at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy, Ohio.

Steve was born on September 18, 1950 in Harriman, Tennessee, to the late James and Alma (Sands) McCarroll.

In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by his brother, James Donald McCarroll and his sister, Vickie Wallace.

Steve retired from General Motors after 38 years of service. He was a member of Local UAW 696 for 38 years and was a Union representative for 15 years. Steve coached several ball teams for Spin-Kemp.

Steve is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carrie (Mattern) McCarroll, whom he married April 25, 1970; his children and their spouses, Yvonne and Edward Gresham of North Vernon, Indiana, and William and Ginger McCarroll of New Paris, Ohio; his grandchildren, Megan McCarroll, CJ Zipperer, Hannah McCarroll, Gabrielle McCarroll, and Lauren Youngblood; one great-grandchild, Ayden McCarroll, and one more on the way. Steve also leaves behind two sisters-in-law, Kathy McCarroll and Mary Jane and Roger Fuller, all of Dayton, Ohio, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Steve’s life will be held at 1 PM on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus with Pastor Arnold Wynn officiating. Burial will follow in Unity Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Thursday from 11 AM to 1 PM at the funeral home.

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

Friday, July 20, 2018

Ruth E. Twaits (July 19, 2018)

Mrs. Ruth E. Twaits, 95 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Palestine, Ohio. Passed away on Thursday July 19, 2018 at 5:26 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. She was born June 2, 1923 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late Julius & Molly (Dorsten) Mestemaker. She and her husband owned and operated Red & Ruth’s Tavern of Palestine retiring in 1988.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church; Rosary Altar Society; and VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Harley J. “Red” Twaits on June 11, 2004 whom she married June 7, 1947; her granddaughter: Laura Jane Clum on December 8, 1997; brother: Alvin Mestemaker; sisters: Ella Mae Barga, Mary Jean Schoelein, Anna Rita Heckler.

She is survived by her son & daughter in law: Mark & Kay Twaits of Greenville; daughters & sons in law: Judy & Charles Kuhens of Clinton, TN., Janet & Wayne Pepper of Greenville, Joyce & Dan Laux of Paonia, Colorado, Julia & Jim Bilbee of Indianapolis, Indiana, Jane & Scott Clum of Greenville, Jean & Wayne Kirtley of New Madison; 16 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; brother & sister in law: Paul & Mary Mestemaker of New Weston; numerous nieces & nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday July 23, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 West Third Street, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday July 22, 2018 and from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM on Monday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Prayers will be held on Sunday at 1:45 PM and the Rosary Altar Society will pray the Rosary at 4:00 PM on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care or the Cancer Association of Darke County.

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

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Roger W. Burns (July 7, 2018)

Roger W. Burns age 68, of Versailles passed away at 11:28 AM on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Versailles Health Care Center.

Roger was born November 27, 1949, in Darke County to Donald L. & Thelma M. (Stephan) Burns of Minster.

In addition to his parents, Roger is also survived by his siblings, Virgil & Lynda Burns of Greenville, Bonnie & Larry Rismiller of New Bremen, Joyce & Jon Parin of Vandalia, Marlin & Lisa Burns of Troy, Theresa & Tony Speelman of Anna and Denise & Doug Jutte of Minster; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Roger served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Roger worked at Stolle Machinery in Sidney for 15 years where he was a press operator, Clean-All in Sidney for 9 years and delivered the Sidney Daily Newspaper in Versailles. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church near North Star and attended the Webster United Methodist Church.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will follow in St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery near North Star. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church 13495 Greenville St. Marys Rd. (North Star) Versailles, OH 45380. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Mrs. Ruth E. Twaits (July 19, 2018)

Mrs. Ruth E. Twaits, 95 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Palestine, Ohio. Passed away on Thursday July 19, 2018 at 5:26 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. She was born June 2, 1923 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late Julius & Molly (Dorsten) Mestemaker. She and her husband owned and operated Red & Ruth’s Tavern of Palestine retiring in 1988.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church; Rosary Altar Society; and VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Harley J. “Red” Twaits on June 11, 2004 whom she married June 7, 1947; her granddaughter: Laura Jane Clum on December 8, 1997; brother: Alvin Mestemaker; sisters: Ella Mae Barga, Mary Jean Schoelein, Anna Rita Heckler.

She is survived by her son & daughter in law: Mark & Kay Twaits of Greenville; daughters & sons in law: Judy & Charles Kuhens of Clinton, TN., Janet & Wayne Pepper of Greenville, Joyce & Dan Laux of Paonia, Colorado, Julia & Jim Bilbee of Indianapolis, Indiana, Jane & Scott Clum of Greenville, Jean & Wayne Kirtley of New Madison; 16 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; brother & sister in law: Paul & Mary Mestemaker of New Weston; numerous nieces & nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday July 23, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 West Third Street, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday July 22, 2018 and from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM on Monday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Prayers will be held on Sunday at 1:45 PM and the Rosary Altar Society will pray the Rosary at 4:00 PM on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care or the Cancer Association of Darke County.

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

Deborah "Deb" Davidson-Smith (July 16, 2018)

Deborah "Deb" Davidson-Smith, 58, of New Madison passed away peacefully on July 16, 2018 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

Deb was born on October 25, 1959 in Greenville, Ohio to Wilma Lee "Boots" (Goubeaux) Davidson of Greenville and the late Duane "Buster" Davidson.

In addition to her father, Deb was preceded in death by her beloved dog, Maddie.

Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends, especially her two granddaughters. She enjoyed flowers, antiques and laughing. Deb was best known for spreading joy to those around her with simple acts of kindness, especially through big hugs and prayer. Deb was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in New Paris, Ohio. Deb, along with her daughter, Ambrosia, owned and operated Wildflowers in New Madison.

Deb is survived by her husband of 19 years, Thomas J. Smith of New Madison, whom she married October 23, 1999; her daughter and son-in-law, Ambrosia (Matthew) Ayette of New Madison; her son and daughter-in-law, Shanon (Olivia) Smith of New Madison; her granddaughters, Shelby and Scarlett; her brothers, Dan (Melony) Davidson and David (Sherry) Davidson, all of Greenville; her nieces and nephews, Jerimey Davidson, Angela (Justin) Marshall, Chad Davidson, and Kristen (Dan) Sprunger.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. John Catholic Church, 400 N. Spring St, New Paris, Ohio 45347 with Rev. Fr. Gene Vonderhaar officiating. Burial and Rite of Committal will be held at a later date.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, July 20, 2018 from 3 PM until 7 PM at Tribute Funeral Homes, New Madison Campus and also from 9 AM until 10 AM on Saturday. The Rosary will be prayed on Friday evening.

Memorial contributions may be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or St. John Catholic Church, 400 N. Spring St., New Paris, Ohio 45347.

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

Harold Richard Maxwell, Sr. (February 16, 2018)

Harold Richard Maxwell, Sr. passed away peacefully on February 16, 2018 in Henderson, Nevada.

He was born February 2, 1936 in Tipp City, Ohio to the late Adonis and Ruth (Snyder) Maxwell.

Harold served his country honorably in the United Stated Marine Corp. achieving the rank of Corporal.

He was survived by his loving wife, JoAnn Maxwell; 11 children; 17 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.

Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 2PM, Friday, July 20, 2018 at Dayton National Cemetery with Rev. Eric Fee officiating.

Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville, Campus has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared with family at www.tributefuneralhomes.com

William "Bill" Thompson (July 5, 2018)

William "Bill" Thompson, 58, of Greenville, Ohio passed on July 5, 2018.

He was born in Troy, Ohio on August 12, 1959, to the late William and Suzanne (Byers) Thompson.

Bill is survived by his daughters; Misty Selanders of Troy, Christy (Justin) Hilleary of Troy, Janee Thompson of Greenville; his siblings, Cathy (Rc) Bowling of Greenville, Becky (Mike) Filby of New Madison, and Jim (Theresa) Thompson of Greenville; his grandchildren, Joshua Thompson, Taylor Yant, Shyne Couch, Wagner Couch Jr., Ferelyn Hilleary, Zariah Washington, Keagan Wright, and one on the way; his great grandson, Levi Thompson, and one great grandchild on the way; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is united with his angel grandbaby, Hailey.

Bill loved to play guitar, sing, make silly videos, and crack jokes. His favorite places to go was Jack's Mountain and West Virginia. Bill loved to spend time with family but especially his grandchildren and his dog, Jewels.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to William's family to help with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be shared with family a www.tributefuneralhomes.com

Virginia Mae Gibson (July 10, 2018)

Virginia Mae Gibson, 89, of Greenville, and formerly of Ansonia, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2018 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville, Ohio.

Virginia was born on September 3, 1928 in Preble County, Ohio, to the late Andrew and Helen (Bryant) Fellers.

In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Forest W. Gibson; her daughter, Regina Delk; her son-in-law, Brian Delk; her daughter-in-law, Diane Gibson; her sisters Betty Wells, Pauline Bevins, Mary Francis Tegtmeyer-Barnhardt; and her brothers, Billy Fellers, Eldrid Fellers, and Charles Fellers

Virginia and her husband had attended Beamsville Christian Church for many years and they were members of the Swinging 8's Square Dance Club.

Virginia is survived by her children, Forest W.(Cynthia) Gibson, Jr. of Greenville, Rebecca (John Jr.) Lewis, of Arcanum, Robert D. (Josie) Gibson of Mansfield; her grandchildren, Scott (Diana) Gibson, Stacey (Tony) Alexander, Kristie ( Chris) Stump, Jeremy (Angie) Lewis, Robert (Jen) Gibson, Adam (Hallie) Gibson, Jenni Carr, Meghan (Chris) Foster, Alyssa (Scott) Wetzel, Jeff (Colleen) Johnson, and Kristin (Jeff) Gillis; 14 great-grandchildren and one due in September; her brother, Hubert Fellers of Greenville; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 12 PM at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus with Pastor Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends may visit on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 11 AM until time of services.

Memorial contributions may be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or to the Regina and Brian Delk Scholarship, C/O the Darke County Foundation, PO Box 438, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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

James W. Fletcher Sr. (July 10, 2018)

James W. Fletcher Sr., age 62 of Union City, Indiana passed away at 3:40 PM Tuesday July 10, 2018 at his residence in Union City. James was born August 27, 1955 in Dayton, Ohio and the son of Marjorie (Warmoth) Hawke and the late Leon Talton Fletcher Sr.

James retired in 2016 from Weaver Brothers of Versailles and enjoyed working on cars as well as models.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his Mom Geneva Mabel Fletcher, sister Patricia Copeland and brother Leon Talton Fletcher Jr.

James is survived by his wife Mabel (Crabtree) Fletcher of Union City, Indiana; sons Jody (Brandy) Vanhoose of Grenville and James (Ashlee) Fletcher Jr. of Rossburg; step children Sharon Crabtree of Tipp City, Gayla Crabtree of Greenville and Gary Crabtree Jr. of Union City, Indiana; grandchildren Kristen, Jonathon, Madison, Noah, Autumn and Caleb; step granddaughter Crystal; great grandson Eli; sisters Lavonne Blanton and Lillian McDermott; brothers Curtis Fletcher and John Fletcher as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM Saturday July 14, 2018 in the First Assembly of God 7219 State Route 118-N Greenville, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers the family would desire Memorial Contributions be given to the family to assist with funeral expenses.

Funeral Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Timothy D. “Tiny” Ellis (July 9, 2018)

Timothy D. “Tiny” Ellis age 59, of Greenville passed away at 6:39 AM on Monday, July 9, 2018, at his residence.

Timothy was born August 20, 1958, in Celina to the late John & Helen (Huber) Ellis.

Timothy is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Midlam) Ellis whom he married March 20, 1992; daughters & sons-in-law, Melissa (Ellis) & Doug Schwieterman of Hilliard, Michelle (Spence) & Jeff Headley of Granville and Abby (Baker) Robbins of Greenville; grandchildren, Samantha, Brennan, Brady, Ellie, Emme, Bella Sue, Lily and Liam; brother, Dave (Becky) Ellis of Florida; and sister, Pat (Frank) McCain of Wapakoneta.

A celebration of Timothy’s life will be held Saturday, July 21, 2018, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the Moose Lodge in Celina. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Terry Dwain “Hippy” Hodge (July 4, 2018)

Terry Dwain “Hippy” Hodge age 59, of Greenville passed away at 2:30 AM on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at his residence.

Terry was born January 8, 1959, in St. Marys, Ohio to the late Jeff G. & Ava (Hubbard) Hodge. In addition to his parents, Terry was also preceded in death by his brother, Jerry “Catfish” Hodge; and a niece, Terra Hodge.

Terry is survived by his son, Dwain Hodge of Greenville; step-son, Ronnie Jones of Greenville; significant other, Michelle Rhoades of Greenville; grandson, Dwain Hodge II & Haley Barton; ex-wife, Lisa (Doug) Cole of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Terry was expecting his 1st great-grandson in December.

Terry worked at Whitt Plastics in Greenville for 25 years and Double D Millwright in Greenville for 4 years. Terry was one of the founding members of the Road Hogg Motorcycle Club.

A celebration of Terry’s life will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, July 13, 2018 at the Triumphant Christian Center 1129 Southtowne Ct. in Greenville with Rev. Rozie officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at church. Memorial contributions may be made to Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville to help offset funeral expenses. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Ralph E. Knick (July 8, 2018)

Ralph E. Knick, age 97 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:10 PM Sunday July 8, 2018 at his residence. He was born April 16, 1921 in Greenville and the son of the late Stanley and Esther (Beisner) Knick.

Ralph retired in 1983 from the United Telephone Company where he had been employed for over 37 years. He was a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corp. Also a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Greenville, the Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge, Eagles Lodge where he had attained the Golden Age status, V.F.W., American Legion and Masonic Lodge, all of Greenville. He was also a member of the Telephone Pioneer Association, the Vero Beach, Florida American Polish Club, the American Czech-Slovak Club of Dayton and had been very active in Polka Ballroom dancing. He was also an avid gardener and spent many hours working in his extensive orchard.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Kathryn E. (Hunt) Knick January 19, 2017. They were married February 7, 1942. Also his daughter and son-in-law Connie and Dean Salts; brothers William Knick, Jack Knick, Robert Knick and Donald Knick and a sister Helen Shiverdecker.

Ralph is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Tom and Sharon Knick of Tipp City, Ohio; grandson Scott (Nicole) Knick; great grandchildren Adriana, Parker and Bennett Knick; Special friend Velma Lucas of Greenville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday July 14, 2018 in the St. Paul Lutheran Church 131 East Fourth Street Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Alan Knoke officiating. Burial with Military Honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. 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 1 hour prior to the service in the church.

The Greenville Masonic Lodge will conduct a Masonic Memorial Service at 7:45 PM Friday in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice Care of Darke County. .

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

Kimberly R. (Palsgrove) Pittaway (July 5, 2018)

Kimberly R. (Palsgrove) Pittaway, 56, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on July 5, 2018 at the Dayton VA Medical Center Hospice.

Kim was born on March 9, 1962 in Troy, Ohio, to the late Floyd and Laura (Drennan) Palsgrove.

In addition to her parents, Kim was preceded in death by her brother, Kirk Palsgrove; her half brother, Sean Palsgrove; her niece, Kelly Baker; her brother-in-law, Gary Embrey; and her sister-in-law, Samantha "Gail" Palsgrove.

Kim served her country honorably in the U.S. Marines Corp. She was a 1980 Graduate of the former Piqua Central High School, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bradford. Kim was a home health care aid in England and took much pride in caring for her patients. She loved sitting around and talking with all of her family, friends and neighbors.

Kim is survived by her husband of 12 years, Alan Pittaway of Greenville, whom she married on July 1, 2006; her sons, John (Melissa) Rettlesdorf of Omaha, Nebraska, Andrew (Alex Greene) Rettlesdorf, and Brett Rettlesdorf both of Denver, Colorado; 8 grandchildren; her siblings, Jackie (David) Hernandes of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kathleen Sue Embrey of London, Kentucky, Robin Palsgrove of Greenville, Mark Palsgrove of London, Kentucky, and Gregg Palsgove of Laverne, Oklahoma; step children, Julie Pittaway of London, England and James (Donna) Pittaway of Oxford, England; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM at the First Baptist Church of Bradford, 134 West Walnut Street, Bradford, Ohio 45308 with Pastor Mark Lynch officiating. Burial, with full military honors provided by the Greenville Honor Guard, will follow at Harris Creek Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 5 PM until 7 PM at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus.

Memorial contributions may be given to Kim's Family, with envelopes provided at the funeral home or through facebook, www.facebook.com/donate/704165463248241

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

Kenneth "Kenny" Shiverdecker (July 6, 2018)

Kenneth "Kenny" Shiverdecker, 85, of Greenville, passed away Friday, July 6, 2018 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana.

He was born January 25, 1933 to the late Roy and Celia (Armstrong) Shiverdecker.

In addition to his parents, Kenny was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Shiverdecker; his daughter, Sheila Slauter; his siblings, Richard Shiverdecker, Wilma Routzong, and Evelyn Stuck.

Kenny was retired from Corning. He enjoyed golfing, throwing darts, playing cards and being a jokester.

He is survived by his son, Brian Shiverdecker of Greenville; his grandchildren, Laci (Willis)Yaney of Greenville, Brandi (Rob) Byram of Ansonia, Katelyn Shiverdecker of Piqua, Jesica Shiverdecker of Pleasant Hill, Christina Shiverdecker of Troy; his great-grandchildren, Bailey, Brooklyn, Braxton, Michael, and Makynna; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Kenny’s life will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Rev. Eric Fee officiating.

The family will be receiving guests on Tuesday from 4 pm until the time of the service at 7 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Darke County Cancer Association, 1111 Sweitzer St c, Greenville, Ohio, 45331

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

Howard "Bud" Best (July 5, 2018)

Howard "Bud" Best, 71, of Castine, ohio, passed away July 5, 2018 at Maple Gardens in Eaton, Ohio.

He was born December 2, 1946 in Greenville to the late Howard and Patricia (Masters) Best.

In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his daughter, Margaret Best.

Bud served his country honorably in the United States Air Force from May 24, 1966 to May 16, 1970, serving in the Vietnam War as a bomb loader.Bud was born and raised on a farm and had a passion for farming, God and his family. Bud enjoyed John Deere tractors and owned a 1940 Model B which was nicknamed “Ole Johnny”. He was a truck driver most of his life and attended Bible Fellowship Church in Greenville. Bud was not only a father to his own children, but he had claimed three of Elizabeth’s friends as his own, he called them "his girls".

Bud is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sue Ellen (Eubank) Best, whom he married on June 25, 1971; his daughters, Shari (Jeff) Wappelhorst of Greenville, Rebecca Best, and family, of Australia, and Elizabeth Best of Castine; his grandchildren, Mariah (Chris) North, Joey Wapplehorst, Zephaniah and Addelaide Cass, and Josselynn Best; his daughters-in-love, Heather Baker, Danielle House, Jenni Delk, and April Tedore, who preceded Bud in death. Bud also leaves behind several special friends, Charlotte Fletcher, Danny and Nickie Lee, John and Myra Paulus, and Walt and Darlene Bruchey.

A Celebration of Bud's life will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Bible Fellowship Church, 7757 Greenville-Celina Road, Greenville Ohio, with Pastor Scott Gruber officiating.

Following the service, the family will be receiving guests and sharing memories until 5pm at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VA Medical Center, 4100 W. Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45428.

The family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared with family a www.tributefuneralhomes.com

Robert D. Sharp (July 6, 2018)

Robert D. Sharp age 96, of Greenville passed away at 7:25 AM on Friday, July 6, 2018, at Oakley Place in Greenville.

Robert was born August 29, 1921, in Darke County to the late Leroy A. & Marie T. (Brooks) Sharp. In addition to his parents, Robert was also preceded in death by his wife, Georgana M. (Best) Sharp on February 27, 2007, whom he married March 27, 1948; brothers, A.D., Victor and Verne Sharp; and sister, Maxine Bruss.

Robert is survived by his daughters & son-in-law, Vicki & Dan Phillippi of Troy and Debbie Mitchell of Greenville; grandchildren, Matt & Carrie Phillippi of Mason, Katie & Jeff Cook of Akron and Gabrielle Sharp of Greenville; great-grandchildren, Max, Andrew, Dylan and Benjamin; brother & sister-in-law, Verla & Harriette Sharp of Greenville; and nieces, nephews, close friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.

Robert served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. He retired in 1989 from Cadillac Gage in Greenville with 22 years of service. He was a member of the Greenville American Legion and Eagles Lodge. Robert enjoyed growing tomatoes, making homemade apple cider and watching the Cincinnati Reds.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Friday, July 6, 2018

Christopher Norbert Apple (July 2, 2018)

Christopher Norbert Apple, 52 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Monday July 2, 2018 at 4:29 PM at his residence. He was born February 8, 1966 in Greenville, Ohio the son of Carol J. (Booher) Apple of Versailles and the late Harold R. Apple. He worked as Fleet Manager at RK Hydrovac Inc.

He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church; Celina Moose Lodge; he loved to fish, work on things and go camping with his friends.

He is preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his mother; his wife: Candace A. (Tobias) Apple of Versailles whom he married June 27, 1992; his children & spouse: Ashlyn L. Apple of Versailles & Denver C. & Katey Apple of Covington; his brother & sister in law: Richard “Rick” & Michele Apple of Versailles; sisters & brothers in law: Denise & Mike Weyrick of Greenville, Jill & Tom Kuntzman of Columbus, Beth & Scott Subler of Versailles.

A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday July 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio with Rev. Fr. Jim Duell officiating. Family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to James Cancer Research Hospital or State of the Heart Care.

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

Rita Deschambeau (July 6, 2018)

Rita Deschambeau, age 94 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 8:45 AM Friday July 6, 2018 in the Brethren Retirement Community of Greenville. Rita was born October 13, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois and was the sixth and last child of the late Frank and Julia (Isbaner) Adamaitis.

She met her future husband, George, in her first year of high school. They were married in 1943 and remained married until his passing in 1990.

The couple moved from the Chicago area, in 1966 to Maitland, (Orlando) Florida. In 1972 they moved into their lifelong dream home on Lake Brantley, in Longwood, Florida. She remained in that home until relocating to the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio in July 2012.

Rita was a devout Catholic, attending the Annunciation Catholic Church in Longwood, Florida and later the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville. Also throughout her life she had enjoyed cooking, crocheting, square dancing as well as round dancing.

In addition to her parents and husband George, she was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Rita is survived by her son Wayne and daughter-in-law Sharon of Greenville, Ohio; three grandsons Brian (Manisha) of Oceanside, CA., Jason (Meredith) of Doylestown, PA., Christopher (Heather) of Wilmington, DE., and six great grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM Tuesday July 10, 2018 in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 West Third Street Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Father John R. White officiating. Private Committal services will be held in Longwood, Florida at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family would desire Memorial Contributions be given to the Brethren Retirement Community 750 Chestnut Street Greenville, Ohio, 45331.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Dianna Sue Griffin (July 2, 2018)

Dianna Sue Griffin, 65, of Greenville, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018 at Good Samaritan Hospital, North.

Dianna was born on April 15,1953 in Portland, Indiana, to the late Otto and Lela (Romine) Ashley.

In addition to her parents, Dianna was preceded in death by her daughter, John-Anna Beam, and her sister, Karen Cox.

Dianna was a wonderful and loving person and would do anything for her family. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren more than anything and her absence will be felt by everyone.

Dianna is survived by her children, David (Acie) Griffin of Greenville, Jean-Nette Griffin of Greenville, and Nicholas (Tosha) Griffin of Hawaii; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Judy (Walt) Stewart of Greenville and Jeanie Frances of Versailles.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 11am on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 10am until the time of the service at 11am at the funeral home.

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

Thursday, July 5, 2018

E. Irene Coppock (July 1, 2018)

E. Irene Coppock, age 75 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:44 PM Sunday July 1, 2018 at the Cottages of Clayton in Clayton, Ohio. Irene was born February 24, 1943 in Piqua, Ohio and the daughter of the late William Richard and Hazel I. (Mullins) Nill.

She was retired having driven a school bus for the Greenville City School System for many years. Later she drove semi-truck with her husband, then went to Tennessee and drove a bus for Opryland returning to Greenville to work as a nurse’s aide at Heartland Nursing Home, finally retiring in 2013. She was also a very active member of the Triumphant Christian Center and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary both of Greenville.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Norvin D. “Red” Coppock in June of 1994.

Irene is survived by her children John (Chrissy) Coppock of Texas, Debbie (Greg) Sturgill of Greenville and Cindy Coppock and special friend Will Vance of Dayton; grandchildren Joshua Sturgill, Michael Coppock and Colin Coppock; step grandchildren Tiffany (Andrew) Martin and Chelsea (Travis) Jeffers; 9 Great Grandchildren; sisters Pat (Jerry) Onkst and Marilyn (Mike) Wert of Greenville and Jean (Marvin) Nickell of Nashville, Tenn., as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday July 7, 2018 at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Sam Shilot officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00 PM until time of the services in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family would desire Memorial Contributions be given to Vitas Hospice 3055 Kettering Blvd., Suite 400 Moraine, Ohio, 45439.

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



















Patricia Jane (Wilt) King (July 1, 2018)

Patricia Jane (Wilt) King, 61, of Eldorado, Ohio, passed away on July 1, 2018.

Patty was born on May 24, 1957 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Richard "Dick" and Mary Lou (Hershey) Wilt.

In addition to her parents, Patricia is preceded in death by her brothers, Ricky Wilt and Willie Wilt.

Patty loved her God, her family, and her church. As a very hard worker, and with a great heart for service, Patty was deeply involved with the church. She sang in the choir, led music, taught bible study as well as Sunday school. She was also a deacon and licensed lay speaker. Aside from the church, Patty has a passion for music that ran deep within her soul. When she wasn't singing or playing her guitar, she was enjoying herself with friends and family playing games or reading a good book. She also loved swimming and long walks on the beach. She was a strong woman who loved to the fullest and will be greatly missed.

Patty is survived by her husband of 34 years, Pastor Donald King of Eldorado, whom she married on October 15, 1983; her daughter, Faith King of Eldorado; her siblings, Debbie (Quincy) Guess of Richmond, Indiana, Gary Wilt of Bradford, Victor Wilt of New Madison, and Lou Ann (Tony) Lindamood of New Madison; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 7 PM at Prices Creek Church of the Brethren, 8578 Monroe Central Road, West Manchester, Ohio with Pastor Dewayne Heck officiating.

Family and friends may visit on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 6 PM until time of services at the church.

Memorial contributions may be given to Prices Creek Church, 8578 Monroe Central Road, West Manchester, Ohio 45382.

The family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes with the arrangements.

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

Thomas E. Bowman (June 24, 2018)

Thomas E. Bowman, 66, of Greenville, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2018 at Maple Gardens in Eaton, Ohio.

He was born on October 21, 1951 in Troy, Ohio to the late Walter E. Bowman and Mary Barbara (Yenger) McGlinch.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his sister, Kathryn Sue Kunzweiler.

Tom served his country honorably in the United States Army and was a 1971 graduate of Greenville High School. Tom worked many years for Sheller Globe in Union City until his disability prevented him from working. He enjoyed bowling and going to his class reunions. He loved his children and grandchildren dearly.

Tom is survived by his sons, David Bowman of Greenville, and Tim (Tammy) Bowman of Sidney, Ohio; his grandchildren, Devan, Brendan, Hunter, Skylar and Ashtin Bowman; his sister, Mary Kay (Brent) Henninger of Arcanum; his niece, Brandi (Eric) Edger of Arcanum, his nephew, Brent Henniger, II of Arcanum; and his great nieces and nephews, Dakota, Chelsi, Madison and Selah.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 11AM, Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Troy, Ohio with a 12PM graveside service.

Family and friends may visit from 10AM until the time of the service at 11AM on Saturday, at the funeral home.

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

Cecilia C. Graves (June 30, 2018)

Cecilia C. Graves age 91, of Versailles passed away at 9:03 PM on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.

Cecilia was born September 21, 1926, in Russia, Ohio to the late William J. & Christine W. (Francis) Batty. In addition to her parents, Cecilia was also preceded in death by her husband, M. Joseph Graves on November 15, 2004, whom she married December 31, 1948; son, William J. Graves; 6 brothers; and 2 sisters.

Cecilia is survived by her children, Katie & Dan Baumer of Orlando, Florida, Christine & Michael (Goudy) Graves of Columbus, Chell Graves & Terri Francis of Versailles, Sam & Pamela Graves of Greenville and Perry & Sarah Graves of New Weston; grandchildren, Ben & Nela Baumer, Josh & Amber Baumer, Diana & Mostafa Sanati, Vincent Graves, Joseph Graves, James Graves and Chloie Graves; great-grandchildren, Daniel Baumer, Joseph Baumer, Emma Baumer, Lucy Baumer, Jack Baumer, Cecilia Sanati and Elijah Sanati; brother, James “Beanie” Batty of Versailles; sister-in-law, Mary Batty of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 5, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Michael “Mike” Denlinger (June 29, 2018)

Michael “Mike” Denlinger, 42, of Greenville, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 at Wayne Health Care Center due to complications following heart surgery.

He was born April 26, 1976 to Cynthia (Wion) Denlinger of Trotwood, Ohio and the late Douglas Denlinger.

In addition to his father, Mike was preceded in death by his infant brother, Brian.

Mike was a mechanic, but he was also a master of all trades. He could fix or build anything. He especially enjoyed working on cars. He loved the outdoors, loved camping, grilling and was obsessed with steak. He had his own unique fashion sense; he always wore a hat and sleeves on his shirts didn't last long. Mike loved his family and was a very engaged parent. There was nothing he wouldn't do for his daughter, including getting on all fours and barking like a dog. He loved Christmas and looked forward to the annual trip to Hueston Woods where the family would get a cabin and enjoy the winter weather, and the indoor pool. He will be missed by all who knew him and remembered as a loving husband, devoted father, compassionate son and loyal friend.

In addition to his mother, Mike is survived by his loving wife of eight years, Lynna (Sullivan) Denlinger, whom he married December 31, 2009; his children, Braeden Denlinger of Kettering, Ohio and Mykala Denlinger of Greenville; his step-children, Donovan and Quinton Rogers, both of Greenville; his brothers; Chad (Wanda) Denlinger of Brookville, Ohio, and Shane Denlinger of Trotwood, Ohio; and his nephews, Austin and Anthony Denlinger.

A Celebration of Mike’s life will be held at 5pm on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Rev. Eric Fee officiating.

The family will be receiving guests on Thursday from 2pm until the time of the service at 5pm at the funeral home.

Mikes family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made by contributing to Mike's Go Fund Me account at www.gofundme.com/mike-denlinger-memorial-service or to Tribute Funeral Homes to help offset funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be shared with family a www.tributefuneralhomes.com

William E. “Bill” Grice III (June 29, 2018)

William E. “Bill” Grice III age 66, of Greenville passed away at 3:34 PM on Friday, June 29, 2018, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.

Bill was born December 16, 1951, in Greenville to Lois (Dufur) Grice of Greenville and the late William E. Grice II. In addition to his father, Bill was also preceded in death by a brother, Ray W. Grice; sister, Rebecca “Becky” Dyer; and a niece, Billie Jo Kress.

Bill is survived by his wife, Sharon (Holsopple) Grice whom he married July 18, 1995; daughters & son-in-law, Tracy J. Miniard of Greenville and Tammy M. & Steve Minard of Albany, Indiana; step-daughter, Jodi L. Byers of Greenville; grandchildren, William C. Miniard, Aaron R. Miniard, Nathan E. Miniard, Brock P. Minard, Erika J. Minard, Kyli L. (Hazen) Ripple, Cody D. Gunckel, J. Austin Baumgardner, Alyssa K. Baumgardner and Braylon E. Byers; great-grandchildren, Alexa M. Miniard, Bella L. Ripple and Grayson M. Ripple; brother & sister-in-law, Ed & Susan Grice of Bradford; sister, Diana C. Louk of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bill served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Bill retired with over 25 years of service from the Darke County Sheriff’s Office where he was Chief Deputy. He was a member of the Greenville American Legion and the NRA.

Bill was basically a homebody, thoroughly enjoying his time in his shop woodworking or mowing his lawn. He so missed his dog Sadie and “hunting” rabbits with her. Bill was a gentleman and a gentle man, ever thoughtful of his wife and family. He was also quite a lucky man, being so thankful for his family, his friends, his home-boy Bob Reed, and his wins while gambling. Bill worked his way through the ranks at the Sheriff’s Office, becoming Chief Deputy through his hard work and dedication. He selflessly was always there for the office and the community whenever called, even at the disruption of family life. His pranks, his laughter, shaking his head at Sharon’s comments, and yes, even his snorting (or lack thereof) will forever be remembered.

Bill loved his country and showed that by serving in the Army. His biggest idol was John Wayne, one of America’s greatest patriots. At one time, there were few rooms in Bill and Sharon’s home that you could go into without seeing John Wayne (either a photo, figurine, or coffee mug). The best retirement gift that Bill received was from his fellow employees of a John Wayne replica rifle.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

John J. Harman (June 29, 2018)

John J. Harman age 91, of Versailles passed away at 9:58 PM on Friday, June 29, 2018, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.

John was born March 5, 1927, in Versailles to the late John E. & Myrtle (Day) Harman. In addition to his parents, John was also preceded in death by his brothers, Carl E., Otis E. and William H. Harman; and sister, Lois Sigritz.

John is survived by his wife of 68 years, Miriam R. (Keeler) Harman whom he married June 18, 1950; sons & daughters-in-law, John R. & Krista Harman of Versailles, Steven S. & Amy Harman of Yorkshire and Brent L. & Gayle Harman of Van Wert; grandchildren, Matthew & Brittany Harman, Nicholas Harman, Emily Harman, Steven M. & Rebecca Harman, Jessica & Emmanuel Turner, Andrew & Lauren Harman, Joel & Leslie Harman and Jenna & Curtis Wells; and great-grandchildren, Grayson Harman, Norah Harman, Lily Harman, Asa Harman, Eli Harman, Maya Turner, Remy Turner, Addison Wells, Caroline Wells, Jocelynn Wells, Oakley Harman and one expected.

John served in the U.S. Army at the end of WWII. He retired in 1986 with 30 years of service from the Versailles Post Office where he was Post Master. John was a member of Living Waters Ministries in Versailles. John was a former member of Versailles Masonic Lodge #290 F & AM where he was a former Past Master and current member of Gettysburg Masonic Lodge #477 F & AM; 33rd Degree member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton; Antioch Shrine Masons of Dayton; Darke County Shrine Club in which he was a member of the Jeepsters unit and a former member of the Versailles Lions Club.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Dr. Kim Katterheinrich officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles with full military honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the funeral home. A Masonic memorial service will be conducted by the Gettysburg Masonic Lodge Monday at 7:45 PM followed by the Scottish Rite Ring Service. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children 3229 Burnet Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45229. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Bonnie Jane Rogers (June 24, 2018)

Bonnie Jane Rogers, age 82 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:40 PM Sunday June 24, 2018 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center of Wayne Hospital in Greenville, Ohio. She was born August 12, 1935 in Staunton, Virginia and the daughter of the late William Wesley and Mabel Ann (Hupman) Humphries.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Jimmie Lance Rogers in 1997. They were married March 27, 1954.

Bonnie was retired from Wayne Hospital of Greenville having been employed there for 26 years.

She is survived by her children Richard L. Rogers of Vandalia, Jillian Grey Fitzpatrick of Greenville, James Douglas Rogers of Troy, Ginger Ann Rogers of Dayton and Judith Kay Swiger of Arcanum; 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren as well as two sisters Lois Humphries of Tipp City and Billie Hessler of Troy.

There will be a Memorial Gathering announced at a later date.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home of Greenville, Ohio.

Carolyn “Sue” Hans (June 27, 2018)

Carolyn “Sue” Hans age 74, of New Madison passed away at 5:05 PM on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.

Sue was born September 3, 1943, in Greenville to the late Walter Karl & Mary Kathryn (Bausman) Follrod.

Sue is survived by her husband, Thomas Hans whom she married July 28, 1973; sons, Travis Hans of Greenville and Clayton Hans of Greenville; grandchildren, Samantha, Zoƫ, Ethan, Aiden and Thomas D. Hans; 1 great-grandson; brother & sister-in-law, Mike & Peggy Follrod of Ansonia, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sue taught at Greenville High School and the ABLE Program. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville where she volunteered a lot of her time. She also volunteered at the soup kitchen, food bank, clothing bank and Darke County Solid Waste District. Sue was a former member of the Darke County Democrat Women’s Club.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at St. Paul Lutheran Church 131 E. 4th St. Greenville. Burial will follow in Castine Cemetery in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville and Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Harold Lee Reier (June 26, 2018)

Harold Lee Reier age 67, of Greenville passed away at 4:45 PM on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Heartland of Greenville.

Harold was born November 7, 1950, in Greenville to Dortha M. (Baker) Fowble of Greenville and the late Lester A. Reier. In addition to his father, Harold was also preceded in death by his step-father, Byron E. Fowble; and sister, Carolyn Sue Bolin.

In addition to his mother, Harold is survived by his siblings, Russell & Nancy Reier of Hamilton, Starla Bowers of Union City, Indiana, Tonia & Alex Mangen of Greenville and Kenny & Ann Fowble of Auburn, Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Harold worked at Wayne Industries.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 29, 2018, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Chaplain Candy Null officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township memorial Garden. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com