Friday, May 31, 2019

Norman Cloyd Jr. (May 30, 2019)

Norman Cloyd Jr. age 85, of Greenville went into the arms of Jesus at 1:56 PM on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville. Norman was born June 21, 1933, in Darke County to the late Norman & Reba (Hollingsworth) Cloyd. In addition to his parents, Norman was also preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Cloyd.

Norman is survived by his wife of 62 years, Audrey (Spurrier) Cloyd whom he married January 19, 1957; brothers & sister-in-law, Robert & Ernestine Cloyd and Jerry Cloyd; sister-in-law, Dorothy Cloyd; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Gene & Alice Spurrier, Ernest & Shirley Spurrier, Jim & Pam Spurrier and Robert Spurrier; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Norman graduated from Palestine, Ohio, in 1952. He served his Country honorably in the United States Army. Norman worked at Fram Corp. as a forklift driver for 29 years in which an illness forced his retirement. He loved to travel, Norman and Audrey traveled to all 52 States, Europe, Mexico, the Holy Land and Caribbean Islands.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Bible Fellowship Church 7757 Greenville Celina Rd. Greenville with Pastor Chris Cobb and Pastor Gary Cloyd officiating. Burial will follow in Hollansburg Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Bible Fellowship Church or State of the Heart Care. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

M. Darrell “Dutch” McLear (May 29, 2019)

M. Darrell “Dutch” McLear age 93, of Greenville passed away at 12:34 AM on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville. Darrell was born September 17, 1925, in Darke County to the late Leonard & Geraldine (Eley) McLear. In addition to his parents, Darrell was also preceded in death by a son, Steven D. McLear; and a granddaughter, Andrea McLear.

Darrell is survived by his wife, Luella C. (Yohe) McLear whom he married December 27, 1947; daughters & sons-in-law, Gaye Lee & Larry Noffsinger of Centerville and Jo Ella & Rick Michael of Troy; grandchildren, Alex Noffsinger, Natalie Cantrell, Chris Michael, Pam Schanz, D.J. Michael, Courtney Thorn and Catherine McLear; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Darrell served in the U.S. Navy during WII. Darrell retired from the Darke County Courthouse where he was a custodian, but was truly a farmer at heart. Darrell loved playing cards and dominoes with family and friends and did his best to keep the fudge tin full. Darrell was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Ithaca Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville.

Nancy Ann Langdon (May 21, 2019)

Nancy Ann Langdon, age 92 of Greenville, Ohio passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:15 AM at the Brookdale Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. Born in Piqua, Ohio on August 17, 1926 she was one of 2 daughters born to the late Gary & Frances (Babcock) Dunson. Nancy loved to knit and go shopping. Years ago, she was a Pharmacist at Jack’s Drugs in Piqua, Ohio as well as various KMART stores in the area. She loved spending time with her family, and will be deeply missed. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Frank A. Langdon in 1979: sister Mary Emily Dorman: sons Nathan A. Langdon & Hal Langdon.

Survived by children Steve Langdon; Tom & Carol Langdon; Jill & Dan Weaver; Francy & Estel Shaw: 13 grandchildren: 12 great-grandchildren: as well as many more family members.

Friends may call on the family Friday, June 14, 2019 from 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Celebration of Nancy’s life to follow at 6 PM with Pastor Todd Reish presiding. Burial at a later date in Greenville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online sympathies www.zecharbailey.com.

Gene Weimer (May 26, 2019)

Gene Weimer, 86 beloved husband, devoted father and grandfather passed away on Sunday May 26, 2019 at 10:08 AM at Wayne Healthcare. He was born April 14, 1933 in Union City, Indiana the son of the late Weldon & Maxine (Brierly) Weimer.

Gene was a schoolteacher for 39 years; he also sold Real Estate for Leis Realty; and had worked at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home. He graduated from Eastside High School in Union City, Ohio; Ball State University; he attended Greenville Missionary Church; McDonalds Coffee Club; he was an avid golfer and fisherman.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years Janet Weimer of Greenville whom he married June 18, 1955; his son & daughter in law: Trace & Lisa Weimer of Englewood; his daughter: Tammy Weimer of Greenville; grandchildren: Austin Weimer, Nicci & Brad Cherry, Dane Howell; great grandchildren: Maddox & Carson Cherry; sister: Jane Washler of Greenville; brother in law & sister in law: Eugene & Joan Hyme; sisters in law: Phyllis Hyme, & Marion Leeka; & numerous nieces & nephews

The family would like to thank the staff at Wayne Healthcare for the excellent care they received during Gene’s stay there.

Services will be held on Friday May 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 Pm on Thursday May 30, 2019 and 1 hour prior to the services on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Darke County.

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

Kenneth G. “Kenny” Miller (May 21, 2019)

Kenneth G. “Kenny” Miller, age 86 of Greenville passed away at 9:08 AM Tuesday May 21, 2019 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Kenny was born February 6, 1933 in Darke County Ohio and the son of the late Roy Sy and Mary M. (Hamilton) Miller.

He had been employed with Sun Construction formerly of Greenville from 1971 until 1980. Also a veteran serving in the Korean War from November 3, 1952 until November 2, 1955 with the U.S. Army.

Kenny was a member of the Greenville American Legion and V.F.W. Also he was an avid sports fan and some of his favorites were Ohio State University football, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Bengals. He enjoyed Antique Car shows and had his own auto body shop restoring old cars. He also had worked for John Leis at his fertilizer plant in Ansonia and was a practicing Christian.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Patricia (Davidson) Miller in 1992; son Terry Miller in 2012 and a brother James Miller.

Kenny is survived by his wife Kathleen (Longenecker) “Miller” Miller of Greenville. They were married April 29, 1999. Also children Kimberly (Darrell) Grosch of Greenville, Tim R. (Dilana) Miller of Ansonia, Joe (Tami Presler) Miller of Middletown; step children Sam J. (Glenda) Miller of Arcanum, Susan Blosser of New Lebanon, Joe D. (Debbie) Miller Sr. of Coletown and Julia (Ted) Day of West Carrollton; 20 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, brothers Thomas E. (Ruby) Miller of New Madison and Jackie L. Miller of Pennsylvania as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 12 Noon Tuesday May 28, 2019 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Candy Null officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until time of services in the funeral home. The Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard will conduct Military Service at 12 Noon on Tuesday in the funeral home.

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

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

Susie "Alice" Karn (May 22, 2019)

Susie "Alice" Karn, 97, of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

She was born on December 3, 1921 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Diller and Susie (McNutt) Baker.

In addition to her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Karn in 2014; her infant son, Paul Karn Jr.; five brothers; and one sister.

Alice was a member of Castine Church of the Brethren. She had worked for Arcanum-Butler as a custodian. In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking and fishing.

Alice is survived by three sons, Gene and Jean Karn of Medway, Ohio, Allen Karn of Arcanum, Ohio, and Tom and Carolina Karn of Bryan, Texas; her three step-daughters, Hazel Meyers of Greenville, Judy Rayner of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Edie and Rick Detz of Virginia Beach, Virginia; 18 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Alice's life will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 11 A.M. at Castine Church of the Brethren, 624 US-127, Arcanum, Ohio, with Pastor Greg Hyer officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Ft. Jefferson.

The family will be receiving guests on Monday, from 5PM to 8PM at Tribute Funeral Homes, 215 Washington Street, New Madison, Ohio.

Memorial contribution may be given to: Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund, 750 Chestnut Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331, or State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331

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

Robert “Bob” E. Byrum (May 19, 2019)

Robert “Bob” E. Byrum, 80, of Greenville, Ohio, formerly of Casa Grande, Arizona, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

He was born on June 28, 1938, in Union City, Ohio to the late Hershel and Pauline (Brooks) Byrum.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Janet (Reeves) Byrum, whom he married in 1988; and his brother, Donald Byrum, who passed on June 28, 1966, while serving our country during the Vietnam War.

Prior to venturing to Arizona, Bob owned and operated Byrum Lawncare in Greenville. Bob loved everything to do with the outdoors. When he was not traveling the country in his semi and 5th wheel camper, you could find him cruising the highways on his motorcycle. Bob did not know a stranger, in fact he had friends all over the United States.

Bob is survived by his children, Beth (Dennis) Wells of Centerville, Ohio, and Kelly (Janel) Byrum of Greenville; his grandchildren, Meghan and Michael Wells, and Hope Byrum; and his siblings, Joyce (Don) Walter of Greenville, Marj (Roger) Class of Greenville, and Larry Byrum of Union City, Ohio.

Guests may visit with Bob’s family from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community's chapel on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Burial will follow at Fountain Park in Winchester, Indiana at a later date.

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

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

Walter Hugh Wiseley (May 19, 2019)

Walter Hugh Wiseley, 74, of Bradford, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

He was born on December 1, 1944 in Leon, Iowa to the late Floyd and Helen (Johnsen) Wiseley.

In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Wiseley in 2011.

Walter was born and raised on a farm and loved the country lifestyle. Every morning he would sip on his coffee and watch the sun peek over the horizon. He enjoyed fishing, mowing the yard and watching the races at Eldora Speedway. He looked forward to speaking to Kathryn on the phone and would always ask her, "How's the weather?". He loved animals especially his cats and his chihuahua. Walter would never miss an episode of Dancing with the Stars and America's Got Talent.

Walter is survived by his children, Jennifer (Shawn) Neves of Bradford, Ohio, and Kathryn (Peter) Kothera of Vancouver, Washington; and his sisters, Nina Dileo of Tucson, Arizona, and Nancy (Serge) Quinola of Honolulu, Hawaii.

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

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

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

Troy “Bud” York (May 22, 2019)

Troy “Bud” York age 48, of Clayton and formerly of Greenville passed away at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at his residence.

Bud was born January 8, 1971, in Greenville to the late Troy & Sue (Chumney) York. Bud was also preceded in death by his grandmother, Betty York; and a very special uncle, David York.

Bud is survived by his wife, Teri (Crouch) York whom he married April 20, 1996; daughters, Emily York of Kettering and Ashlie York of Clayton; mother-in-law, Debra Crouch of Clayton; brothers, Billy York of Vandalia and Bobby York of Versailles; and a sister, Susan Conrad of Footville.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 26, 2019, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Michael Allan Varvel (May 19, 2019)

Michael Allan Varvel, 65 of St. Paris, Ohio, passed away on Sunday May 19, 2019 at 6:20 PM at University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky. He was born January 17, 1954 in Dayton, Ohio the son of the late Raymond & Mary Alice (Beedy) Varvel. He retired as a machinist.

He was a member of the Knights of Pithius in St. Paris and The Moose Lodge in Urbana.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister: Mary Frances Norris.

He is survived by his wife: Jamie (Siler) Foulks of St. Paris, Ohio; step children & spouses: Ronald & Theresa Foulks, David & Tammy Foulks, Jason & Amy Foulks, Jeremy & Jackie Foulks; step grandchildren: Nicholas, Rachel, Taylor, David, Randy, Michael, Alex, Haley, Kyle; brothers: Russell Varvel or Piqua, Lester Varvel of Piqua, John Varvel of Greenville; nephews & nieces: Yancy Varvel of Sidney, Jeremy Varvel of Paris, Kentucky, Evan Varvel of Wapakoneta, Taylor Sturgell of Indian Lake, Ryan Varvel of Paris, Kentucky, Layla Varvel of Paris, Kentucky, Noah Varvel of Paris, Kentucky, Connor Varvel of Paris, Kentucky.

A service will be held on Saturday May 25, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Randy Clark officiating. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family to help offset expenses.

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

James R. Turner (May 21, 2019)

James R. Turner, age 87 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:22 AM Tuesday May 21, 2019 at the Brethren Retirement Community of Greenville. Jim was born October 23, 1931 in Lancaster, KY. and the son of the late Willie & Donia (McQuary) Turner.

He retired in 1988 from Schultz Motors of Greenville where he had been employed for 21 years as a salesman.

Jim was a Veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army and the recipient of 2 Bronze Service Stars. He was a member of the Greenville American Legion, V.F.W. and an active supporter of the local DAR.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Lois E. (Lilly) Turner May 22, 2011and sister and brother-in-law Betty (Turner) and Bud Stegall.

Jim is survived by his nephews Mike (Rose) Stegall of Greenville and Dan Stegall of Troy; great nieces Katie (Mike) Fenstermaker and Emily (C.J.) Jasinski all of Greenville as well as numerous great great nieces and nephews.

Private Graveside Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Oak Grove Cemetery Ft. Jefferson, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. There will be Full Military Honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. There will be no visitation.

Funeral arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Mary Louise Oswalt (May 20, 2019)

Mary Louise Oswalt, 95, of Greenville, Ohio, formerly of Union City, Ohio passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Greenville.

She was born on July 31, 1923, in Champaign County, Ohio to the late Ralph and Nora (Yoder) Owen.

In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Leon Oswalt, who passed away on May 27, 2010; her daughter, Cathy Kelly; her great-grandchildren, Alainee and Alton Byers and Oliver and Joseph Oswalt; and her siblings, Helen Evans, Ted Owen, and Robert Owen.

Louise graduated from Union City, East Side High School as Valedictorian in 1941. She met, Harold, her husband of 67 years, at the Sweet Shoppe in Union City, Ohio, whom married on August 8, 1942. Following their marriage, Harold left to serve his nation in World War II. As a housewife, she raised their five children on their family farm in Jackson Township. In 1963, Louise began her journey to receiving her Masters of Education from the University of Dayton. She started her teaching career at Mississinawa Valley schools as an elementary school teacher where she taught for 17 years. Upon her retirement, she was given the opportunity to teach at Triple C Christian School on Grand Cayman Island, where she continued teaching for four years. While in Grand Cayman, at age 65, she obtained her certification as a scuba diver.

Louise volunteered at Shawnee Prairie Nature Center in Greenville and also tutored children with reading challenges. She became a member of Evangelical United Brethren Church in Union City, Ohio at the age of 14, and continued as a lifetime member. She spent many hours as a volunteer, teaching Sunday School, and participating in women’s circles. Louise loved to bake. Her baked goods earned her several blue ribbons at the Great Darke County Fair. She enjoyed tending to her garden, and would can or freeze the bounty. Louise and Harold would make homemade candies and chocolates that they would gift to their families. She enjoyed spending time with her family at their cottage at Indian Lake and house-boating at Dale Hollow Lake. Louise was an avid Scrabble and Euchre player, often enjoying games with her family.

She is survived by her children, Diane (Ron) Caudill of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Von Oswalt of Greenville, Tim (Theresa) Oswalt of Union City, Ohio, and Paul (Melissa) Oswalt of Union City, Ohio; her grandchildren, Greg (Tina Munn) Whitenack of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Cindy (Brad) Burkhart of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jeri (Chris) English of Somerset, Kentucky, Ty (Valerie) Oswalt of Dayton, Ohio, Kelly Oswalt of Arcanum, Ohio, Jason (Josie) Dickey of West Milton, Ohio, Alyssa Byers of Gas City, Indiana, Edward (Tiffany) Oswalt of Ansonia, Ohio, William Oswalt of Fort Recovery, Ohio, Heather (Wayne) LeVan of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Shannon (Adam Parton) Condon of Greenville, and Adam (Kimberly) Oswalt of Springfield, Ohio; her 21 great-grandchildren; her 2 great-great grandchildren; and her sister, Josephine Wilson of Monticello, Florida.

A celebration of Louise’s life will take place at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 117 N. Franklin Street, Union City, Ohio 45390 with pastor John Hannan officiating. Burial will follow at Teegarden Cemetery near Ansonia, Ohio.

Guests may visit with Louise’s family on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus and on Thursday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church in Union City.

The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Evangelical United Methodist Church, 117 N. Franklin Street, Union City, Ohio 45390.

Due to the Broadway Street construction project, please feel free to contact the funeral home for suggested travel routes. More information may be found at our website or by calling us at 937-548-1133.

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

Daniel H. Kavanaugh (May 5, 2019)

Daniel H. Kavanaugh, age 73 of Gettysburg, Ohio passed away at 9:46 PM Sunday May 5, 2019 at the Upper Valley Medical Center Troy, Ohio. Daniel was born November 30, 1945 in New Haven, Michigan and the son of the late William and Mary Catherine Kavanaugh.

He was a truck driver and a veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force.

Daniel is survived by his Step-Son David (Christina) Reed of Gettysburg; grandchildren Cody Reed, Mariah Reed, Jon Crow and Caitlyn Crow.

Military Graveside Services will be held at 10:15 AM Wednesday May 29, 2019 in the Dayton National Cemetery Dayton, Ohio with Military Honors conducted by the U.S. Air Force.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

John L. Hershey (May 16, 2019)

John L. Hershey, 59, of Greenville, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Miami Valley Hospital North in Englewood, Ohio.

He was born on June 9, 1959 in Piqua, Ohio to Jack Hershey of Bradford and the late Brenda Hickman.

In addition to his mother, John was preceded in death by his brother, James “Kasey” Hickman; his step-father, Bobby Hickman; and his father-in-law, Jerry Koverman.

John was a 1977 graduate of Bradford High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served his country honorably. John was an entrepreneur and a man of many trades. He loved having a good time and had a love for making other people smile. John enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

When John was not working, you could find him on the golf course. He was an avid golfer and held a coveted professional golfers’ card. John also enjoyed playing softball. He enjoyed coaching local students in many sports and spent many years as a referee for basketball and an umpire for baseball and softball. He was a proud member of the Bradford’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a part of the Sons of the American Legion, a lifetime member of the VFW, and a member of the Greenville Elks.

John was a faithful follower of Christ and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville. His love for God could be found in his contagious smiles and actions. John so much appreciated life. He knew every day was a gift, and he would try to squeeze as much as he could into each 24-hour period. The last several years revolved around GOLF, whether getting a lesson, playing 18-27-36 or more holes a day, or helping someone with their game - He was striving to be better and that spilled over into his everyday life and relationships. John was a tremendous people person - He had a boisterous voice. When he was in a room or area you quickly knew it! But if you told him something in confidence, he would keep it quiet. This scripture verse comes to mind when thinking of John and how he lived - Ephesians 4:32 “and be kind to one other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you “​

In addition to his father, John is survived by his wife, Kimberly (Koverman) Hershey, whom he married on October 10, 2009; his daughters, Jana Davis of Washington Courthouse, Ohio, Jessica (Matt) Bosserman of Greenville, Brenda Hershey of Chicago, Illinois, Aleesha Hershey of Greenville, Jessica (Misti) McEldowney of Columbus, Ohio, Ashley (Aaron Cole) McEldowney of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Olivia (Scott) MacNutt of Columbus, Ohio; his grandchildren, Hunter, Gage, Chasity, Adissyn, Evelyn, Navin, and one on the way; his siblings, Judy (Jim) Bunck of Pleasant Hill, Ohio, Patricia (Scott) Bradley of Piqua, Ohio, Rhonda (Howard) Maston of Englewood, Ohio, Tisha Morgan of Kettering, Ohio, and Jennifer (Mike) Reed of Bradford, Ohio; his step-mother, Nora Hershey of Bradford, Ohio; his mother-in-law, Ruth Koverman of Ansonia, Ohio; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Christine (Daren) Brubaker of Tallahassee, Florida, Kelly (Curt) Otte of Maria Stein, Ohio, and Michael (Amanda) Koverman of Minford, Ohio; and his numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 West 3rd St, Greenville, Ohio 45331, with Father John R. White officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Greenville Honor Guard.

Guests may visit with John’s family on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, with the rosary beginning at 8:00 PM, and on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus.

Memorial contributions may be given in memory of John to the Jerry Koverman Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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

Ann S. McFarland (May 16, 2019)

Ann S. McFarland, 96, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

She was born on May 16, 1923 in Charlotte County, Virginia to the late David and Virginia (Trent) Hancock.

In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.

Ann loved working with her hands. She loved flowers and would always have and maintain an amazing vegetable garden. She was a sensational cook and made the best goulash on the planet. Ann was dedicated and proud of her family and made sure to instill the values which she held dear.

Ann is survived by her husband of 71 years, Arnold McFarland, whom she married June 8, 1947; her sons, Larry (Marilyn) McFarland of Shelby, North Carolina, Rodney McFarland of New Madison, Ohio, Dale (Ina) McFarland of Conroe, Texas, and Bruce (Kathy) McFarland of Gainesville, Florida; and one granddaughter, Megan McFarland.

Services for Ann will be held at a later date.

The family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes, New Madison Campus, with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com

Darrell Eugene Sullenbarger (May 16, 2019)

Darrell Eugene Sullenbarger, 83 of New Paris, Ohio passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Union City Care Center. He was born on June 28, 1935 in New Madison, Ohio, the Son of the late Vernon B. and Nellie Louise (Marshall) Sullenbarger.

He is survived by his sisters, Donna (Dave) McAllister, Darlene (Bob) Comer, Dolores, (Norman) Scholl, and Mary (Mike) Wise; his brother-in-law, David Moore, his Sisters-in-law, Linda Sullenbarger and Altha Sullenbarger.

In addition to his parents, Darrell is preceded in death by his brothers, Duane, Vernon Dale and Marshall (Bill) Sullenbarger, and his sister, Doris Jane Moore.

He graduated from New Madison High School and attended the University of Dayton. He served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1958 to 1960. He worked as a Tool and Die Maker; was a pilot, and a successful farmer. He enjoyed talking about machine tools and their operation.

Services will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Tribute Funeral Home in New Madison, Ohio. Burial, with full military honors conducted by the Greenville Honor Guard, will follow in Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison.

The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601-7633

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

Wilma P. Heiby (May 18, 2019)

Wilma P. Heiby age 92, of Versailles and formerly of Greenville passed away at 10:50 PM on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

Wilma was born August 11, 1926, in Covington to the late Russell & Grace (Kindell) Pearson. In addition to her parents, Wilma was also preceded in death by her daughter, Cindy Beisner; brothers, James Pearson and Ned Pearson; and sister, Jean Maier.

Wilma is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Vicki & Patrick Monnin of Versailles; grandchildren, Angie Beisner, Gary & Karly Beisner, Ashley Monnin and Jared & Cady Monnin; and great-grandchildren, Madison Beisner and Brody Beisner.

Wilma was a band director and teacher of language arts for 32 years at Lost Creek, Versailles and Greenville Schools retiring in 1984. Wilma was also the former secretary at the Darke County Agricultural Office for many years. Wilma was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Greenville. She was a graduate of The Ohio State University and was very active with the Alumni Association.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Brian S. McGee officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery in Covington. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Wilma was a former volunteer at State of the Heart Care; the family request in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to State of the Heart Care in her memory. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Donald Gregory Huntington (May 15, 2019)

Donald Gregory Huntington, 52, of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana.

He was born on April 28, 1967 in Richmond, Indiana to Carol Bowman Huntington and the late Donald Huntington of Greenville.

In addition to his father, Greg was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Tom and Pauline Arnett; his paternal grandmother Mary Huntington; and many aunts and uncles.

Greg was a 1985 graduate from Tri-Village High School. During high school, Greg was a part of the school band, and worked for many farmers in the community. After graduation, he attended the University of Northwestern Ohio where he earned his bachelors in diesel mechanics and business. Greg was an Owner-Operator for Piper Trucking in Celina, Ohio. When he was not on the road, you could find Greg on the dirt track operating his push truck. Eldora was Greg’s second home. He loved dirt track racing and helping on the track. Along with Eldora, Greg spent time at Waynesville, Lawrenceburg, Anderson, Gas City, Montpelier, Limaland, Atomic Racetrack, and Kokomo. Each year, Greg was invited to the Sprint Car Nationals at the Dirt Tract at Charlotte to assist with his push truck.

In addition to his mother, Greg is survived by his stepfather and friend, Jack Duke of Greenville; his siblings, Kevin Huntington of Kettering, Ohio, and Julie Huntington of Greenville; his nephews, Caleb and Lucas Huntington of Kettering; his numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his large family of push truck drivers.

A celebration of Greg’s life will take place at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren, 373 Love Road, New Paris, Ohio 45347, with Pastor Tony Price officiating.

Guests may visit with Greg’s family on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be given in memory of Greg to the Darke County Special Olympics or Tri-Village Rescue.

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

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

Timmy L. "Tim" Heck (May 16, 2019)

Timmy L. "Tim" Heck, 60, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on early Thursday morning, May 16, 2019, at his home.

He was born on December 24, 1958 in Greenville, Ohio to Barbara (Thwaits) Heck of Greenville, and the late Wayne Leroy Heck.

Timmy was a simple man. He enjoyed the nature and being outdoors either camping or fishing. He loved competing in garden tractor pulls with his son. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family and friends

Timmy is survived by his son, Denney (Jackie Grilliot) Heck of Russia, Ohio; his granddaughters, Chloe and Paige Heck; his brother, Randy (Lisa) Heck of Ansonia; and his sister, Sherry (Paul) Klingshirn of Fort Recovery, Ohio.

A Celebration of Timmy's life will be held at a later date. Please check our website or call us at 937-548-1133 for an updated service schedule.

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

Patsy Lois Shiverdecker (May 14, 2019)

Patsy Lois Shiverdecker, 90, of Greenville, Ohio went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at her home.

She was born on May 13, 1929 in North Vernon, Indiana to the late Joseph and Mabel (Foreman) Collins.

In addition to her parents, Patsy was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Shiverdecker, whom she married February 4, 1984; and her siblings, Lucille Nieman and Br. Thomas Law.

Patsy loved spending time with her family and enjoyed the company of her cat, Charlie. You could always find her tending to her flower garden and enjoyed nature of all kinds. After 20 years of service, Patsy retired from Everybody’s Office Supply, previously known as EL-BEE Office Supply, in 1985. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the Greenville Eagles, where she was a Golden Eagle.

She is survived by her daughters, Shirley (Darrell) Hatfield-Howard of Greenville and Joyce (Richard) Hatfield-Carpenter of Ansonia, Ohio; her grandchildren, Tammy Beam of Springfield, Ohio, Tom (Sharron) Beam of Sacramento, California, Kelly (Darren) Howard-Scudder of Belews Creek, North Carolina, Tracy (Jim) Howard-Schaar of Greenville, and Michelle (Scott) White-Ritchie of Greenville; her great grandchildren, Dylan (Lauren) Goehrich of Greenville, Lauryn Goehrich of Greenville, Brooke and Zachary Scudder of Belews Creek, North Carolina, Ashley and Brooke Beam of Sacramento, California, and Connor Garrett of Springfield, Ohio; her great-great granddaughter, Jayde Ryan Goehrich; her siblings, Janice Smith of Greenville, and Dave (Becky) Collins of Greenville; and her beloved cat, Charlie.

A celebration of Patsy’s life will take place at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus with Pastor Alan Knoke officiating. Burial will follow at Greenville Union Cemetery in Greenville.

Guests may visit with Patsy’s family on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given in memory of Patsy to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 131 E. 4th Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Due to the Broadway Street construction project, please feel free to contact the funeral home for suggested travel routes. More information may be found at our website or by calling us at 937-548-1133.

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David D. “Half Moon” Spillers (May 13, 2019)

David D. “Half Moon” Spillers age 64, of Versailles passed away at 11:40 AM on Monday, May 13, 2019, at his residence.

David was born August 17, 1954, in Greenville to the late Waldon “Moon” & Ida Glee (Cain) Spillers. In addition to his parents, David was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Sherman & Clissie (Harman) Spillers and Mahlon & Goldie (Noffsinger) Cain.

David is survived by his sisters & brother-in-law, Connie Spillers Fogt of Greenville and Eileen Spillers Cox and husband, Chris of Greenville; nieces & nephew, Paula Fogt Knecht, Angela Fogt Nevels and husband, David, Andrea Cox, Chance Cox and wife, Allison; and great & great-great nieces and nephew.

David formerly worked at Argosy in Versailles, Ft. Wayne Air Services and retired from Spillers Field-Darke County Airport where he was manager and fixed base operator.

The family would like to express their gratitude to their family, friends and State of the Heart Care, especially Mary Rodeheffer for her compassionate care given to David.

A celebration of David’s life will be held at 7:45 PM on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:45 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home. The family request casual attire for the evening. In lieu of flowers, family request memorial contributions may be given to Dayton Children’s Hospital or State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Christine “Chris” Landis (May 13, 2019)

Christine “Chris” Landis, 69, of Union City, Ohio, passed away, surrounded by her family, after a long hard-fought battle, on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

She was born on October 9, 1949 in Union City, Indiana to the late Paul and Flo (Hiestand) Van De Pitte.

Chris had a fun loving and caring spirit. In her younger years, you could find her bowling or playing softball. Throughout her life she enjoyed playing cards, traveling, going to casinos, cross-stitching, knitting, and loved watching gameshows. She loved her family and looked forward to watching her grandkids participate in activities and events. Chris was a hard worker who spent a lot of her time caring for others; she cared for her parents, her in-laws, and her brother Mark for many many years.

Chris is survived by her husband of 51 years, Kenneth Landis, whom she married November 4, 1967; her children and their spouses, Chad and Michelle Landis of Vernon Hills, Illinois, and Nichole and Ismael Anguiano of Union City, Ohio; her grandchildren, Allison and Annemarie Landis, Cameron, Alex and Drew Anguiano; her siblings and their spouses, Mark Van De Pitte of Greenville, PaulEtte and Buck Hartzell of Union City, Indiana, Rick and Debra Van De Pitte of Union City, Ohio, Gail and Troy McAdams of Walton, Kentucky, and Jackie and David Englehart of Freemont, Ohio; and countless nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Chris’ life will take place at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Pastor Jeff Harper officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Union Cemetery.

Guests may visit with Chris’ family on Friday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and again on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Chris’ family would like to extend their warmest heart-felt gratitude for the care and compassion given by her doctors, nurses, and aides at Village Green and Miami Valley Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Rick Bowlin for the many years of care and outreach.

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

Due to the Broadway Street construction project, please feel free to contact the funeral home for suggested travel routes. More information may be found at our website or by calling us at 937-548-1133.

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

Phyllis J. Crowell (May 11, 2019)

Phyllis J. Crowell, 76 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday May 11, 2019 at 1:30 AM at her residence. She was born September 23, 1942 in Dawn, Ohio the daughter of the late Charles H. & Isabel (Manning) Weyant. She worked at Sears and Walmart.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: J.R. Crowell on February 16, 2009 whom she married June 4, 1960; her brothers: Charles, Robert, Edward, Harold, & James Weyant; her sisters: Mary Lou Lambert, Ellen Woodman, Patty Roe, & Barbara Berry.

She is survived by her daughter & son in law: Judy & Ronald Schall of Greenville; her son & daughter in law: Roger & Nicole Crowell of Coldwater; grandchildren: Tony & Sarah Baker, Scott & Shiloh Baker, Jon & Trisha Baker, Christopher & Rebbecca Crowell, Elizabeth & Ryan Goettemoeller, Cameron Crowell, & Jordan Kline; great grandchildren: Shaelyn Baker, Mason Baker, Sienna Baker, Maxwell Baker, Kael Crowell, Hartley Crowell, Enoch Crowell, Tallon Crowell, Austin Roy, James S. Baker, Allison Goettemoeller, Olivia Goettemoeller, Evan Goettemoeller; her brother & sister in law: John & Marg Weyant; sister: Kate Lutz; sister in law: Wanda Weyant; brother in law: Ted Lambert; close friend Jackie Dapore; numerous nieces & nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Friday May 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday May 16, 2019 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Darke County or the American Heart Association.

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

Alma Roberta (York) Miller (May 9, 2019)

Alma Roberta (York) Miller, 88 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Thursday May 9, 2019 at 6:00 AM at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. She was born August 3, 1930 in Webster, Ohio, the daughter of the late Lowell & Loretta (Davidson) York. She worked at York’s Grocery in Webster, Red Elson Grocery, Paul Sherry Grocery, Poultry Producers, & cleaned houses.

She was a member of Versailles United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School Teacher and custodian; she was very active in the Easter Market at church and baked angel food cakes; she was the President of U.W. Society; and a member of the Greenville Eagles Ladies Auxiliary.

She is preceded in death by her parents; & her brother: Richard York.

She is survived by her Husband: Robert C. Miller of Versailles whom she married November 26, 1949; her daughter & son in law: Sally & David Keiser of Versailles; her grandchildren & spouses: Matthew & Jodi Keiser of Fort Loramie, Kristen & Jeffry Weaver of Troy; great grandchildren: Joel, Zachary, Ethan, Kylie, Lily, McKenna, & Brantley; close family friend: David Nixon; sisters in law: Janice York, & Norma Brumbaugh; numerous nieces & nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio with Pastor Chuck MacKeen officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Monday May 13, 2019 and from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at the funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Youth for Christ; Big Brothers Big Sisters Shelby Darke County; or Versailles Area Museum.

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

Daniel J. Phillips (May 7, 2019)

Daniel J. Phillips, 92, of Richmond, Indiana, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, after an extensive battle with multiple health problems.

Dan was born at home, in Arba, Indiana, on October 6, 1926, to the late Leonard Curtis and Carrie (Schneck) Phillips.

In addition to his parents, Dan was preceded in death by his sister, Jane Floyd; and his brothers, Jack, Robert, James, Eugene, Sidney, Matthew and Joseph Phillips.

Dan was a lifelong resident of Richmond, except for his military service in the Marine Corps, where he served in the South Pacific Theater during World War II. Upon returning to Richmond, he began his career on the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1946, firing “Pennsy Steamers”, then running the steam engines as an engineer, and working through the migration to Diesel. He also saw other changes as the Pennsylvania Railroad consolidated with the New York Central and later the mass consolidation which formed Conrail. He retired in 1989.

Dan was a lifetime member of the VFW. He thrived on baseball in general, the Cincinnati Reds in particular! Dan was an avid college basketball fan. He loved to play tic-tac-toe and checkers and watch for hummingbirds with his great-grandchildren. He enjoyed outside games of croquet and year-round inside games of Hearts.

Dan is survived by his wife of 46 years, Judy (Moore) Phillips, his two daughters and two sons, his nine grandchildren, his 20 great-grandchildren, and his brother, Paul, of Richmond.

A graveside service will be held at Cedar Grove Cemetery, near Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren, 373 Love Road, New Paris, Ohio, on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:30 a.m, with Chaplain J.B. Bennett officiating. Full military honors will follow by the Greenville Honor Guard.

The family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes, New Madison campus with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made to Reid Hospice, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, Indiana 47374.

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

David Leroy Johnson (May 2, 2019)

David Leroy Johnson, 64 of Ansonia, Ohio passed away on Thursday May 2, 2019 at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He was born June 8, 1954 in Piqua, Ohio the son of the late Roy Johnson & Betty (Hennemyre) Burke. He retired from Fram after 38 years and worked at Eldora Speedway.

He was a member of the Versailles Eagles; he loved riding his Harley Davidson; fishing; the ocean; mowing grass; or just being outside. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes, Pittsburg Steelers fan, and any type of racing.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his children: Michelle Ritchey, Matthew Johnson, & Brian Johnson; grandchildren: Ashley, Grady, A.J., Zach, Avery, Griffin, Lennox, Sophia, Isabella, & Ethan; his siblings: Jimmy Johnson, Bobby Johnson, Barbara Fry, Gary Burke, Ronnie Burke, & Jeff Burke.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday May 11, 2019 at 3:30 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1:30 PM until 3:30 PM on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Darke County.

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

Lydia C. Ratliff (May 5, 2019)

Lydia C. Ratliff, age 98 of Union City, Ohio passed away peacefully at 12:47 AM on Sunday May 5, 2019 at the Village Green Health Campus, Greenville, Ohio. Born in Castine, Ohio on June 25, 1920, she was one of 8 children born to the late Jesse W. & Ethel (Snyder) Trump. She was a Monroe graduate, and then went on to business school at Miami Jacobs Business College. Earlier in her life, she owned a ceramics shop in Dayton, Ohio and later in life Lydia retired from General Motors, Moraine Division. She enjoyed crocheting, making & cutting candles, and spending time with family. She will truly be missed. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her siblings Charles Trump, Hubert Trump, Frederick Trump, Violet Stull, John Trump, Jesse Trump, Jr.: grandchildren Richard Livingston II, Leslie Livingston.

Survived by daughters Pamela Thompson & Lutalee Livingston: sister Martha Rudy: 7 grandchildren: 16 great- grandchildren: 12 great-great grandchildren (plus one on the way).

Friends may call on the family from 10:00 AM- 11:00AM on Saturday May 11, 2019 at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Funeral services to follow at 11 AM with Pastor Todd Reish presiding. Burial at Castine Cemetery, Castine, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care. Online sympathies www.zecharbailey.com.

Joyce Elaine Miller (May 5, 2019)

Joyce Elaine Miller, 78, of Hollansburg, Ohio entered Heaven’s Gates on May 5, 2019 at her home.

She was born on June 1, 1940 in Dayton Ohio to the late Charles E. and Mary Elizabeth (Propst) Martin.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her brother James F. Martin.

Joyce was a kind, dear and faithful woman who, as an educator, loved children and preparing them for their futures. She was a 1957 graduate of Fairview High School. Following graduation, she attended Miami University in Oxford receiving a Bachelor Degree in education. She taught for over 37 years, starting in Vandalia Public Schools for two years, then Trotwood for a year before settling in Darke County and working for Tri-Village Schools for the remainder of her career.

Joyce met the love of her life, Richard, at Fairview Church. In 1967, Richard was drawn to the farm-life, and they both believed that Hollansburg, Ohio was a good place to rear their children. Joyce went on to teach 5th grade in the Tri-Village School District for the next 35 years. Joyce was always active in her church, volunteering to cook the many meals and helped with church events. Throughout her life and career as a teacher and Darke County 4-H advisor, Joyce had the pleasure and honor of touching many lives and making a difference in the lives of the many children she taught. Her passing leaves a hole in all who knew her, but her legacy will carry on.

Joyce is survived by her husband of 55 years, whom she married October 12, 1963; her children, Susie (Tim) Libert of Shelbyville, Indiana, and Doug (Amanda) Miller of Loveland, Ohio; and her grandchildren, Coryn, Makenna, Makayla, Micah, and Cameron.

A graveside service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Hollansburg Cemetery, with Pastor Carol Duffield officiating.

Guests may visit with Joyce’s family on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus.

Memorial contributions may be given in memory of Joyce to New Madison United Methodist Church, 149 N. Main Street, New Madison, Ohio 45346.

Due to the Broadway Street construction project, please feel free to contact the funeral home for suggested travel routes. More information may be found at our website or by calling us at 937-548-1133.

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

James T. Simmons (May 2, 2019)

James T. Simmons, 72 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Thursday May 2, 2019 at 2:10 PM at the Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. He was born December 21, 1946 in Miami County, Ohio the son of the late Orville & Mary (Ginn) Simmons. He served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He worked as a truck driver for several years,

He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother: Thomas J. Simmons; his sisters: Judy Voisard, & Mary Katherine Snyder.

He is survived by his nieces & nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Friday May 10, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home. Veteran’s services will be conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard.

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

Frankie Kay (Boolman) Sanderson (May 2, 2019)

Frankie Kay (Boolman) Sanderson, age 74 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 3:17 PM Thursday May 2, 2019 at the State of The Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Frankie was born December 31, 1944 in Greenville and the daughter of the late Gerald and Mary Louise (McDaniel) Boolman.

Frankie spent her life working jobs that dealt with providing services directly to the public. These services included; working as a bartender for Sater Lanes and the American Legion, waitressing at the Fairlawn, Floor guard at the Skate Place roller rink, providing customer service at Xtra Value and K-Mart department store, and a driver for Greenville Transit System.

In addition to her parents, she is proceeded in death by her brother Dick Boolman and her ex-husband Robert Sanderson.

She is survived by her son Jeff Sanderson; A sister Deb (Steve) Kolling, sister-in-law Dorthy Boolman, nephews Jerry (Annette) Boolman; Russ (Mary Ann) Sanderson, Mike (Denise) Sanderson, nieces Susan (Jeff) Cummins; Stacey (Mark) Whittaker, Jamie (Dean) Goedel, Melanie (John) Rimmer, great nephews Mike; Trea, Reese, Mason, Tyler, Tray, Jordan, great nieces Kaylee; Bailey, Elizabeth, Sarah, Jessica, great great nephews Winston M., Easton, Tripp, Owen, Jaxon, Winston, great great nieces Elli and Emmalyn. Also, she is survived by a special friend Jerry Gasquez.

Private Memorial Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the American Legion Greenville, Ohio.

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

Melisa T. Ordean (April 29, 2019)

Melisa T. Ordean age 42, of Newport passed away at 5:40 PM on Monday, April 29, 2019, at her residence.

Melisa was born April 24, 1977, in Versailles to Leo L. & Kathleen J. (Kunk) Heitkamp of Versailles. In addition to her parents, Melisa is also survived by her husband, Kenneth “Chip” Ordean whom she married November 19, 2016; children, Jaydn Ordean, Dylan Heitkamp, Ashley Ordean & fiancĂ©, Clayton Ward; and Paige & Lance Humes; granddaughter, Aniyah Humes; sister & brother-in-law, Michele & Don Waymire of Versailles; brothers & sisters-in-law, Mathew & Kendra Heitkamp of Versailles and Mitchell & Paige Heitkamp of Versailles; and nieces & nephews, Noah, Olivia & Daniel Waymire, Caleb, Jena, Ethan & Sadie Heitkamp and Ezekiel Heitkamp.

Melisa was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Richard & Alvina (Otte) Kunk; paternal grandparents, Jerome & Mary Ann (Hilgefort) Heitkamp; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kenneth & Lois (Silcox) Ordean.

Melisa worked at Upper Valley Family Care in Piqua where she was a medical assistant.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, May 6, 2019, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Newport with Rev. Fr. Steven Shoup celebrant. Burial will follow in Pearl Cemetery in Shelby County. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM and Monday from 8:45 to 9:45 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

James L. Snyder Jr. (April 28, 2019)

James L. Snyder Jr., age 70 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:14 PM Sunday April 28, 2019 at the Reid Hospital Richmond, Indiana. Jim was born March 13, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio and the son of the late James L. and Arlene F. (Grillmeier) Snyder Sr.

He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy and for 25 years held the position as Quality Manager with the Elevator Equipment Corporation in Richmond, Indiana. He was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan, loved spending time working in his yard and enjoyed family vacations to the beach.

Jim is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Campbell) Snyder of Greenville. Also sons Robert T. Chilton of Celina, Ohio and Kyle J. Snyder of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; grandchildren Kayleigh Pitman and Samantha Chilton; great grandchild Nylah Nelson; sister Judy (Rod) Ippisch of Dayton; brother Greg (Barb) Snyder of Dayton as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 12 Noon Tuesday May 7, 2019 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home with Deacon Tom Graber officiating. Burial will follow in the Dayton National Cemetery 4400 West Third Street Dayton, Ohio at 2:30 PM. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11:00 AM until time of the services in the funeral home. The Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard will conduct Full Military Honors on Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers it is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given the American Heart Association.

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

Donald “Don” D. Garwood, Sr. (April 29, 2019)

Donald “Don” D. Garwood, Sr., 78, of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Monday, April 29, 2019 at the Versailles Health Center in Versailles, Ohio.

He was born on December 2, 1940 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Deloyd and Jessie (Smith) Garwood.

In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Feitshans.

Don was a true family man. He loved his wife and family above all things. He married his sweetheart, Peggy, whom he referred to as “his angel”. When not with his family, you could find him tinkering with anything that he could get his hands on. He enjoyed camping, boating, his limo, and riding motorcycles. Don spent several years working for the City of Greenville’s street department, until he retired in 1981. He loved watching western movies and shows, such as Gun Smoke, MASH, and “wraslin”.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Peggy (Evans) Garwood, whom he married on April 29, 1967; his son, Donald (Melissa) Garwood, Jr.; his grandchildren, Amanda (Brandon) Hildreth of Piqua, Ohio, Amber (Dustin) Ruther of Indiana, Tonya Keaser of Greenville, Casey (Tyler) Comolli of Piqua, Ohio, Jayce (Val) Feitshans of Newark, Ohio, Kasie Feitshans of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Nick Feitshans of Greenville, Kristian (Greg Leonard) Garwood of Greenville, Bruce Garwood of Huber Heights, Ohio, Alexis (Kyle Mumaw) Kincaid of Greenville, and Serenity, Camden, and Kaleb Garwood, all of Coletown, Ohio; his great-grandchildren, Summer, Gage, Jenica, Dylan, Skyler, Chloe, Charlie, Hazel, Ayeden, Kennley, Bensyn, Cambree, Braylin, Jazmin, Maddox, Octavia, and Rebecca; his brothers, Bob (Faye) Garwood of New Lebanon, Ohio, Larry (Beverly) Garwood of West Alexandra, Ohio, Denny (Kathy) Garwood of Xenia, Ohio, Jack (Sandy) Garwood of Dayton, Ohio, and Gary (Teresa) Garwood of Eaton, Ohio; and his special family friends, Ramon Quintor of Greenville and Mike Bannon of Ansonia, Ohio.

A celebration of Don’s life will take place at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Greenville Church of the Brethren, 421 Central Ave, Greenville, Ohio 45331, with Pastor Ron Sherck officiating. Burial will follow at Preble Memory Gardens near West Alexandria, Ohio.

Guests may visit with the Garwood family on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and on Friday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, all at the church.

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The family request that memorial contributions be given to Tribute Funeral Homes to help off set final expenses.

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

Helen V. Spencer (April 26, 2019)

Helen V. Spencer age 92, of Greenville passed away at 10:36 PM on Friday, April 26, 2019, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

Helen was born December 29, 1926, in Darke County to the late Austin “Lee” & Bertha (Lyme) Yohey. In addition to her parents, Helen is also preceded in death by her husband, Melvin M. “Bud” Spencer on July 23, 2013, whom she married August 26, 1946; sons, Steven & Terry Spencer; brothers, Roy Yohey, Ray Yohey and Gene Yohey; and sisters, Lucille Kimmel and Jeannette Cain.

Helen is survived by her sons & daughters-in-law, Melvin L. & Ginger Spencer of Columbus and Jack D. & Sandy Spencer of Vandalia; daughter & son-in-law, Cinda S. & Sam George of Medway; 7 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Shirley Yohey of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Helen was a homemaker. She was a member of the New Madison American Legion Post 245 Ladies Auxiliary.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, May 6, 2019, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Gary Cloyd officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Ft. Jefferson. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

L. Laverne Delaplane (April 30, 2019)

L. Laverne Delaplane, age 96 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 3:30 AM Tuesday April 30, 2019 at the Rest Haven Nursing Home of Greenville. Laverne was born June 7, 1922 in Brownsville, Tenn. and the daughter of the late William Young and Annie E. (Payne) Sutton.

She was a homemaker, member of the Nifty Neave Homemakers Club and Fort Jefferson United Methodist Church. In her earlier years Laverne was very active in many church activities and loved playing cards.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Grant T. Delaplane May 29, 1997. They were married March 2, 1946.

Laverne is survived by nephews Joseph (Shirley) Delaplane and Donald (Diane) Delaplane, all of Greenville; niece Patricia Ann (Joe) Beatty of Houston, Texas as well as numerous great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 PM Friday May 3, 2019 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor David Brisker officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery Fort Jefferson, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Friday from 3:00 PM until time of the services in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Fort Jefferson United Methodist Church or the State of the Heart Care of Darke County.

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

Thomas F. Graham (April 28, 2019)

Thomas F. Graham, age 56 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday April 28, 2019. Born in Dayton, Ohio on May 21, 1962 he was one of 4 children born to the late John Paul & Shirley Ann (Obringer) Graham. Tom was a member of the First Baptist Church of Laura. He enjoyed doing yard work, wood-working and loved his animals. Tom was an avid football fan, and loved watching the “Redskins” play. He will be truly missed. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Constance Roof.

Survived by his wife of over 30 years, Patricia “Patti” (Barnes) Graham: sons Galen L. Graham and Ian F. Graham: sisters Jaqueline Hawk & husband Dan; Victoria Alexander: as well as many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on the family from 10:00 AM- NOON on Friday May 3, 2019 at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Funeral service to follow at Noon with Pastor Rick Mowry presiding. Burial at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online sympathies www.zecharbailey.com.

Melva Marie “Blocher” Schwaberow (April 27, 2019)

Melva Marie “Blocher” Schwaberow, age 96 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 4:10 PM Saturday April 27, 2019 at the Brethren Retirement Community Greenville, Ohio. Melva was born June 9, 1922 in Winchester, Indiana and the daughter of the late David Forrest and Lela (Coddington) Benson.

She was retired from Fram Corporation of Greenville following 29 years of employment. Also a member of the Poplar Grove Church of the Brethren. Melva was meticulous about mowing her yard, spending time with her family, particularly her grandchildren, going fishing, camping and dancing.

In addition to parents she was preceded in death by her first husband Samuel Blocher; second husband Chester Schwaberow; son David Eugene Blocher; brothers Ralph and Richard Benson and sister Mary Richardson.

Melva is survived by her son Michael (Brenda) Blocher of New Paris; grandchildren Scott Blocher, Angela (Rob) Hart, Amy (Jason) Posey, Douglas (Jennifer) Blocher and Ryan Blocher; 7 great grandchildren, 3 step great grandchildren, 14 great great grandchildren; sisters Barbara Hinkle of Winchester, Indiana, Patricia (Charles) Simpson of Stanford, Kentucky, brother James (Pat) Benson of Union City, Indiana, longtime friend Carolyn Blocher of Greenville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday May 2, 2019 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery Greenville, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1:00 PM until time of the services in the funeral home.

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

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

Betty J. Olwine (April 27, 2019)

Betty J. Olwine age 96, of Greenville passed away at 8:46 PM on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

Betty was born September 14, 1922, in Darke County to the late Edward & Clara (Flory) Grote. In addition to her parents, Betty was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Olwine; son-in-law, Dan Gretta; brothers, Corliss Grote, Robert Grote and Glen Grote; and sister, Inez Clark.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Tammy Olwine of Greenville and Pam Gretta of Greenville; and grandson, Daniel R. & Brittany Gretta.

Betty was president of Olwine Mobile Home Park in Greenville.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Doug Klinsing officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or the Darke County Humane Society. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Susan V. Sleppy (April 26, 2019)

Susan V. Sleppy, 88, of Greenville Ohio, passed peacefully at the Brethren Retirement Community on Friday, April 26, 2019.

She was born in September of 1930 in Miami County, Ohio to the late Daniel Deeter and Ora Alice (White) Stonerock.

In addition to her parents, Susan was preceded in death by her husbands, Russell Ramsey, Sr., Cletus "Red" Rantz, Nicholas Rhoades, and Robert "Bob" Sleppy; and her 14 brothers and sisters.

Susan was a 1948 graduate of Bradford High School and attended Miami Jacobs College receiving a clerical degree. She worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base as a secretary; Fram as a timekeeper and raw materials clerk; she worked at Desert Communities Federal Credit Union as a loan officer in Needles, California, and as a seamstress in Lebanon, Missouri.

Susan is survived by her children and their spouses, Russell and Herta Ramsey, Jr. of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Deborrah and Terry Brown of Versailles, Ohio, and Letitia and Sam Rodriguez of Greenville, Ohio; her step-children and their spouses, Ed and Becky Sleppy, Joe and Tina Sleppy, and Joelle Sleppy; her six grandchildren, Eric Brown, Gregory Brown, Renate Melillo, Ingrid Milra, Aaron Rodriguez, and Kelly Sleppy, and 11 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Susan's life will be held at 11:30 AM on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville campus, with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive guests from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Thursday at the funeral home.

Susan's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff of the BRC and State of the Heart Care for the compassion and care they provided.

The family requests memorials contribution be given to the Alzheimer's Association, 31 W. Whipp Road, Dayton, Ohio 45459.

Due to the Broadway Street construction project, please feel free to contact the funeral home for suggested travel routes. More information may be found at our website or by calling us at 937-548-1133.

Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com

Todd David Walls (April 25, 2019)

Todd David Walls, 56, of Ansonia, Ohio passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019 at his home.

He was born February 21, 1963 in Greenville, Ohio to Ruby J. (Walters) Walls and the late Robert E. Walls.

It is impossible to sum up a man like Todd in just a few words or sentences, but we can try. Loving, faithful, kind, loyal and generous would best describe Todd Walls. He loved his family and friends and would do anything for them. He was faithful and true in his words and actions and enjoyed making others happy. Todd loved to make things, just to give them away. He loved his dogs, especially Sig, which he leaves behind. He was a true Ansonia Tiger and proud of his hometown. He had a strong moral compass and sense of justice.

Todd was a true outdoorsman. He enjoyed marksmanship, hunting, fishing and camping. He loved rendezvous style primitive camping and all the events and competitions that came with it. He was a veteran who served his country honorably in the United States Air Force. Todd was a certified auto mechanic and could fix just about anything. He worked at Honda for 17 years in the equipment services department, keeping the machines operating properly. He is a proud member of the NRA, National Muzzleloader Association, and the Ansonia American Legion, Post 383.

Todd is survived by his wife, Diana (Trittschuh) Walls, whom he married October 10, 2015; his daughters, Charity Walls of Kettering, Ohio, Ruby Jo Walls of Rossburg, Ohio, and Molly Walls of Kettering; his granddaughter, Jules Pahl of Kettering; and his sisters, Penny (Michael) Donath of Bad Soden, Germany, and Amy (Pete) Sise of Palestine, Ohio.

A Celebration of Todd's life, with full military honors provided by the Greenville Honor Guard, will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 with Pastor Todd Reish officiating at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus.

Todd's family will receive guests on Monday, May 6, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ansonia Local Schools, 600 E Canal St, Ansonia, Ohio 45303. These donations will be used by the Academic Boosters to honor the academic achievements of their students.

Due to the Broadway Street construction project, please feel free to contact the funeral home for suggested travel routes. More information may be found at our website or by calling us at 937-548-1133

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

Barbara S. (Saintignon) Hiatt (April 25, 2019)

Barbara S. (Saintignon) Hiatt, 82, of Greenville, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at her residence.

She was born on August 7, 1936 in Greenville to the late Bernard and Naomi (Thompson) Saintignon.

In addition to her parents, Barb was preceded in death by her daughter, Angie Keiser; and her brothers, Marion, Melvin, and Duane Saintignon.

Barb loved to work hard and play even harder. When she was not working as a nurse’s aide, she could be found at the bowling alley. She bowled for over 35 years, earning respect from many local bowlers. Her skill led her to earn many awards and titles over the years. When she was at home, Barb enjoyed being outdoors working in her flower beds, mowing the yard, and watching the birds. She put many puzzles together and had them framed for others to enjoy. Barb loved to spend time with her family and cooking for them. She was known for the abundance of food that she would prepare for anyone who would join her for a meal. Barb was a follower of Christ and attended Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Union City, Indiana.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Larry Hiatt, whom she married on September 25, 1970; her children, Mark (Robin) Hiatt of Lima, Ohio, Monte (Terri) Clemens of Greenville, Marcia (Tony) Sowry of Arcanum, Ohio, Christy (Scott) Evans of New Paris, Ohio, and Kelly (Barry) Paulus of Greenville; her son-in-law, Keith Keiser of New Weston, Ohio, husband of the late Angie Keiser; her grandchildren, Justin Hiatt of Union City, Ohio, Nicole Hiatt of Greenville, Amber (Eric) Adkins of Lima, Ohio, Jason Elchert of Lima, Ohio, Abby Clemens of New Paris, Rochelle Brumbaugh of Greenville, Aaron (Shannon) Holmes of Greenville, Aaron (Ashely) Evans of New Paris, Ohio, Tyler (Christa) Evans of Centerville, Indiana, Alex (Sara) Evans of Bluffton, Indiana, Brandon Evans of Bluffton, Indiana, Owen Paulus of Greenville, Taylor Paulus of Troy, Ohio, Connor Keiser of Fairborn, Ohio, and Cameron Keiser of New Weston, Ohio; her 20 great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Kathy Werner of Greenville, Donnie (Betty) Saintignon of Greenville, Danny (Mary) Saintignon of Dawn, Ohio, and Denny (Rose) Saintignon of Webster, Ohio.

A celebration of Barb’s life will take place at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus with Father John R. White officiating.

Guests may visit with Barb's family on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given in memory of Barb to St. Jude Research Children’s Hospital.

Due to the Broadway Street construction project, please feel free to contact the funeral home for suggested travel routes. More information may be found at our website or by calling us at 937-548-1133.

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

Nadine H. Lathrop (April 16, 2019)

Nadine H. Lathrop, 81, of Fort Collins, Colorado, formerly of New Madison, Ohio, passed away on April 16, 2019 at Columbine West Health and Rehab Facility in Fort Collins.

She was born on December 27, 1937 in Richmond Indiana to the late Luther Kay and Betty (Boomershine) Kay Hardwick.

In addition to her parents, Nadine was preceded in death by husband of 34 years, Lloyd E. Lathrop whom she married on July 29, 1963, her sister, Cathy Cassady, er nephew, Jimmie Michael Legg, and brother-in-law, Jimmie Legg.

She was the eldest of three daughters, Beverly (Jimmie) Legg of Centerville, Indiana, and Cathy (Richard) Cassady of Richmond, Indiana. She was married on July 29, 1963, to Lloyd E. Lathrop, and they had three children. They made their home in New Madison, Ohio where Nadine was a stay-at-home mom and raised their children. After Lloyd's passing, Nadine returned to Richmond to be with her mother. In 2009, she moved to Colorado to be with her daughter and grandson.

Nadine is survived by her children, Frances (Ray) McGinnis of Fort Collins, Colorado, William (Julie) Lathrop of Columbus, Ohio, David (Deanna) Lathrop of Killeen, Texas, and her step-son, Richard (Debbi) Lathrop of Connersville, Indiana ; her three grandchildren, Matt (Kim) Newcomb, Kelly Lathrop and Renee Lathrop; and 4 step-grandchildren Jami (Jim) Smith, Jeff Lathrop, Anthony Sloan and Nathan Sloan.

Nadine enjoyed knitting and crocheting, with which she made many afghans that she has given to many family members and friends over the years. She was an avid reader, reading many types of books, loving the Harry Potter series. She liked to play cards, doing crossword puzzles and watching TV. Some of her favorite shows were the CSI's, Hawaii 5-0 (both old and new), Longmire, and various Detective shows. Nadine was very funny and had an interesting sense of humor. She enjoyed meeting and chatting with new people.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 1:30 PM at Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison, with Rev. Eric Fee officiating.

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

William ''Bill'' Edward Klein Jr. (April 23, 2019)

William ''Bill'' Edward Klein Jr., 87, of New Madison, Ohio, died on April 23, 2019. As a follower of Christ, his faith became sight when he closed his eyes for the last time on earth and opened them to see Jesus in eternity.

Bill was born on November 13, 1931, to the late William and Monica (Laukaitus) Klein in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his brother Robert Klein.

Born into a poor family, the grandson of immigrants, Bill credited his high school civics teacher, Effie McClellen, for encouraging him to pursue a life beyond the coal dumps of Scranton. Due to her influence, he became the first member of his family to graduate from college.

After graduating from Penn State University, Bill served from 1954 to 1958 in the U.S. Air Force. He and his college sweetheart, Polly, ran away together to get married on March 19, 1955, in Dothan, Alabama.

Bill went on to become a successful businessman, business owner and consultant, working with companies such as Parker Hannifin, Toyo Ink, Zippo, Eli Lilly and many others. His career took him all throughout the world, including to Egypt and Japan.

Bill was a faithful Christian, husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed farming, fishing, gardening, reading, storytelling, traveling, maintaining friendships from all seasons of his life and serving as the patriarch of a large family. He will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, loyalty, tender affection and boundless sense of humor.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Polly Lazarus Klein; his children, Karl (Julie) Klein of New Paris, Ohio, Kendra (Phil) Beran of New Madison, Ohio, and Kurt Klein of Goshen, Indiana; his aunt, Agnes Klein; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive guests from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Tribute Funeral Homes, 215 East Washington St., New Madison, Ohio. A celebration of Bill's life will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Nina Arlene (Evans) Fourman (April 24, 2019)

Nina Arlene (Evans) Fourman, 89, of Greenville, Ohio, formerly of New Madison, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the Village Green Health Campus in Greenville.

She was born on October 24, 1929, in Lewis County, Kentucky to the late Rev. Carl C. and Cecil (Stamper) Evans.

In addition to her parents, Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Dale L. Fourman, whom she married in June 1948; her daughter, Linda Grisby; her siblings, Douglas Evans, and Kenneth Evans.

Arlene was known as a fantastic cook and baker. People enjoyed her peppermint angle food cake, custard pies, and her cinnamon rolls. When she was not in the kitchen, you could find Arlene in her garden tending to her many vegetables. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and playing cards with her family and friends. Arlene spent over 30 years working for Reid Hospital as a Surgical Transport Aid. She was a faithful follower of Christ and attended the Greenville Missionary Church for many years.

She is survived by her children, Sharon (Jim) Lawrence of New Madison, and Keith (Rose) Fourman of Greenville; her grandchildren, Lisa Lawrence Hummel of Arcanum, Ohio, Derrick (Stephanie) Lawrence of Griffin, Georgia, Troy (Lora) Lawrence of Alexandria, Virginia, Janie (Kirk) Deitling of Pitsburg, Ohio, Eric Engle of Greenville, Douglas (Shelly) Williams of Greenville, Liz Grigsby of Houston, Missouri, Shawna Layser of Pennsylvania, Veronica (John) Traupman of McKinney, Texas, Adam (Amy Sams) Grigsby of Battle Ground, Washington, and Nathan (Morgan) Grigsby of Leicester, North Carolina; her ten great-grandchildren; her nine great-great grandchildren; her siblings, Ardith Stevens of Hagerstown, Indiana, and Lowell Evans of Delaware, Ohio; and her numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of Arlene’s life will take place at 2:00 PM on Monday, April 29, 2019, at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus with Pastor Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Union Cemetery in Greenville.

Guests may visit with Arlene’s family on Monday from 12:00 PM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Arlene to the Hospice of Miami Valley, 46 N. Detroit Street, Suite B, Xenia, Ohio 45385.

Due to the Broadway Street construction project, please feel free to contact the funeral home for suggested travel routes. More information may be found at our website or by calling us at 937-548-1133.

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

Joyce E. Hoffman (April 24, 2019)

Joyce E. Hoffman age 76, of Greenville passed away at 7:50 AM on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at her residence.

Joyce was born April 8, 1943, in Greenville to the late Rolland & Ida Marie (Peters) Deubner. In addition to her parents, Joyce was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard R. “Butch” Hoffman on December 4, 2016, whom she married July 31, 1965.

Joyce is survived by a son, Brad Hoffman & fiancée, Elizabeth Jordan of Greenville; daughter, Nicole Hoffman of Greenville; grandson, Braxton Hoffman; brother & sister-in-law, Alan & Laurie Deubner of Covington; brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Scott & Doris Hoffman of Gettysburg; sister-in-law & brother-in-law, Diana & Tim Cook of St. Henry; best friend, Lady; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joyce was a homemaker. She formerly worked at Fram in Greenville and Copeland Corporation in Sidney.

A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor John Sgro officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Walter T. Wright Sr. (April 13, 2019)

Walter T. Wright Sr. 76 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday April 13, 2019 at Rest Haven Nursing Home. He was born May 6, 1942 in Georgetown, Kentucky the son of the late Frank & Viola Wright.

He worked as a truck driver for 21 years at Dick Lavy Trucking. He loved the fair, Christmas was his favorite holiday, he loved cookouts, camping, and fishing; he was a member of the Greenville Moose Lodge and the Greenville American Legion.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 50 years Claudetta Wright; brother: Robert D. (Brenda) Wright; sister: Hattie Bell (Elbert) Hensley; brother in law: Cecil Hopper.

He is survived by his sons and daughter in law: Walter & Tina Wright Jr of Greenville, William Shipley of Kentucky; daughter & son in law: Tammie & Roger Oroszi of Celina; 13 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; 1 great great grandson; brother & sister in law: Johnny & Stacey Wright; sister & brother in law: Phyllis & Wayne Bussel; sister in law: Kay Hopper; numerous nieces & nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday May 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care.

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