Monday, July 19, 2021

Monte A. Hall (July 14, 2021)

Monte A. Hall, 62, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at his home.

He was born on July 22, 1958, in Union City, Indiana, to Daniel "Jerry" and Janet (Erwin) Hall.

Monte was a 1975 graduate of Greenville High School. He held a variety of jobs over the years, including being a general laborer, an iron worker and a truck driver. Monte enjoyed spending time with his family, especially when they were outdoors fishing or hunting.

In addition to his parents, Monte is survived by his brother, Marty (Candy) Hall of Sharpsburg, Georgia; his wife, Connie Hall of Greenville; his sons, Daniel "Dan" (Kimberly) Hall of Greenville and Dustin (Jessica) Hall of Greenville; and his grandchildren, Erika Hohler-Schleiger, Brett (Hillary) Schleiger, Brianna (Tyler) Etter, Bellamy Hall and Rowen Hall; great grandchildren, Caitlin, Landon, Chloe and Emma.

A celebration of Monte's life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Pastor Glen Bryant officiating.

Monte's family will receive guests on Saturday, July 24, 2021, from 1:00 PM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorial contributions be given to American Diabetes Foundation 2451 Crystal Drive Suite 900, Arlington, WV 22202.

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

Jordan James Buckley (July 13, 2021)

Jordan James Buckley, 23, of Eldorado, Ohio, passed away, unexpectedly, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, in Brookville, Ohio.

He was born on January 2, 1998, in Dayton, Ohio, to Jason Buckley and Janis Vaccariello.

Jordan was a 2016 graduate of Tri-Village High School and was employed by ADC as a heavy equipment operator. Jordan loved people. If you knew Jordan, you knew that he was the life of the party. If he was around you, you were probably smiling or laughing. Jordan loved 90's rock, sports and fishing. Jordan was also known to "work like a maniac".

Along with his parents, Jordan is survived by his brothers, Jared Buckley of Eldorado, Wesley Sholly of Camden, Ohio, Jake Buckley of New Madison, Ohio, and Devon Sholly of Camden; his grandparents, Jim and Mary Buckley of Eldorado, and Deidre and Jeff Allen of Camden; as well as numerous extended family members and friends. Jordan is preceeded in death by his grandfather Vincent Vaccariello.

Jordan's family understands the importance of community and wants to express appreciation and thanks for all who influenced and loved Jordan over the years.

A celebration of Jordan's life will take place at 7:00 PM on Friday, July 16, 2021 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Pastor Tony Price officiating.

Guests may visit with Jordan's family on Friday from 4:00 PM until the time of the service at 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

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

Robert Joseph Stephan (July 13, 2021)

Robert Joseph Stephan, 73 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday July 13, 2021 at 7:50 PM at his residence.  Robert was born March 28, 1948 in Greenville, Ohio the son of the late Walter and Josephine (Deloye) Stephan.  Robert graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1966.

Robert enjoyed anything outdoors.  He loved to fish and campout at the family farm.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents; his and his son Eric Stephan.

Robert is survived by his son Brian Stephan (Lisa Cano) of Greenville, granddaughters:  Kyanna Stephan, Hunter Mote, Raven Mote (Wyatt Boatright); great grandson: Oliver Boatright; his brothers:  Gary Stephan of Bradford and Jim (Rose Kaverman) Stephan of Bradford; his nephew: Shawn (Tasha) Stephan. 

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday July 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.  The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the Darke County Humane Society or the Darke County Animal Shelter.  

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

Edd Lee (July 10, 2021)

Edd Lee age 83, of Greenville passed away at 11:35 AM on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at his residence.

Edd was born August 20, 1937, in Knox County, Kentucky, to the late Charlie & Sara (Saylor) Lee. In addition to his parents, Edd was also preceded in death by his sisters, Sharon Lee, Nora Smith and Wanda Cox; brother, James Lee; and 4 siblings in infancy.

Edd is survived by his children, Edd (Jr.) & Jean Lee of Las Vegas, Nevada, Charles Lee of Las Vegas, Nevada, Lisa Jassan of Greenville and Wayne Lee of Greenville; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brothers & sisters-in-law, Kenneth & Carlene Lee of Troy and Ernie & Debbie Lee of Greenville; sisters & brother-in-law, Faye Abernathy of Greenville, Helen Robinson of Greenville, Laverne Lee of Bradford and Susan & Edmund Grice of Bradford; sister-in-law, Linda Beckstedt of Bradford; brother-in-law, Stan Cox of Ansonia; caregiver, Betty Lee of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Edd retired from Rumpke where he was a welder. He was lead singer of Country Express and Country Gentlemen. He was a huge Elvis Presley fan.

A celebration of Edd’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Ronnie Dean Coblentz (July 12, 2021)

Ronnie Dean Coblentz, age 70, was called home peacefully on July 12, 2021 surrounded by his family.  Ronnie was born on October 1, 1950 in New Madison, Ohio.  He was the son of Floyd and Evelyn (Marker) Coblentz.

Ronnie was a 1969 graduate of Greenville High School, a 1973 graduate of Manchester University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, and obtained his Masters Degree from Wright State University. 

For 30 years, Ronnie was a dedicated 2nd grade teacher at Versailles Elementary School.  Ronnie loved teaching, and it was a big part of who he was.  After retirement, Ronnie continued to find ways to volunteer with children, including through his church, Oakland Church of the Brethren.  Ronnie found creative ways of making learning fun, and he encouraged all his students to love learning. In recent years, his past students would remember him and tell him how much of an impact he made on their lives. He truly made a difference. 

Ronnie loved the outdoors and shared that love with his children and grandchildren throughout his life.  He was often found outside fishing at his pond, walking through his woods enjoying the wildlife, hunting, mowing, or tending to his chickens, pheasants, quail, and peacocks.   

He also had a special talent with woodworking.  Not only were his items beautiful, they also filled a purpose and need. He spent his last few years hand crafting wooden spoons and wooden leaves with specialty woods - they are treasures to behold!  He took the time to share his techniques with his grandchildren when he was able.  He could be found at the First Friday Artisan Walks these past few years on Broadway with his wooden wares.

Ronnie is survived by his wife Brenda (Atkinson) Coblentz whom he married 48 years ago on July 7, 1973.  Ronnie and Brenda have three children: daughter Shawna (Kevin) Murphy of Louisville, Kentucky, son Micah (Christian) Coblentz of Greenville, Ohio, and daughter Sarah (Matt) Sutter of Greenville, Ohio.  Ronnie and Brenda were blessed with eleven grandchildren: Jonah, Elijah, Sam Isaac, Eliza, Eleanor, Anna, Henry, Aden, Evelyn, Lyla, and Ray.  He is also survived by his sister Janice (Kenneth)  Mowry, brother Gary (Debra) Coblentz, sisters in law, Sylvia Atkinson, Betty (Dale) Huseman, and brothers in law Philip (Carol) Atkinson, Arthur (Linda) Atkinson, and numerous nieces and nephews who were all special to him.  He had exceptional friends who were very much a part of his life, past and present.   Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Marilyn Cox Copley and a grandson, Zane Sutter.  He was loved and cherished immensely.

There will be a memorial service for Ronnie at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Oakland Church of the Brethren 8058 Horatio-Harris Creek Road Bradford, Ohio with Pastor Andrew Wright officiating.   The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday from 12:30 pm until time of the services in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to EverHeart Hospice 1350 North Broadway Greenville, Ohio or Oakland Church of the Brethren Children’s Ministry.  

Funeral arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Kristina Marie Whitley Garland (July 7, 2021)

Kristina Marie Whitley Garland age 28, of New Weston passed away at 1:35 PM on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Duncanville, Alabama.

Kristina was born July 24, 1992, in Greenville to Rhonda (Black) Draper of New Weston and Christopher Whitley of Union City, Ohio. In addition to her parents, Kristina is survived by her husband, Edward P. Garland of Greenville; children, Addilynn King, Silas Pace, Aiyana Pace, Westley McFerran and Zhavia Garland; siblings, Heather Whitley, Natasha Draper Smith and Dalton Draper; aunts, Amy Wycuff and Julie Black; uncles, Dan Whitley, Richard Whitley and Terry Black; best friend, Kimmy Brock; big sister, Audrey Wion; father-in-law & mother-in-law, Edwin & Johana Garland; step fathers, Jake Draper and Robert Smith; and grandparents, Terry & Donna Black. 

Kristina was preceded in death by her grandparents, Richard & Joan Whitley.

Kristina graduated from Ansonia High School where she was active in FFA and the 4-H Club. She formerly worked at The Gardens in St. Henry where she was a nurse’s aide.

A celebration of Kristina’s life will be held at 6:00 PM on Monday, July 19, 2021, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Michael “Fish” Fisher officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zechar Bailey Funeral Home to help offset funeral expenses. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Michael Loring Harris (July 9, 2021)

Michael Loring Harris, 65, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021, at Ayden Healthcare in Greenville.

He was born August 13, 1955, in Muncie, Indiana, to the late Robert Harris and Twila (Smith) Armstrong.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepbrother, Chris Armstrong.

Michael had a bachelor's degree in biblical studies and had a passion for reading the bible.

He is survived by his daughters, Melissa (Jason) Gibbs of Greenville, Melikka (Kris) Riffell of Ansonia, and Megan Elizabeth Troutwine of Greenville; grandchildren, Jacob, Jayden, Jonathan, Josiah, Moriah, Madison, Landyn, and Alexis; and his first great grand-baby on the way.

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

Tribute Funeral Homes is serving Michael's family.

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

Lance David Baker (July 6, 2021)

Lance David Baker, 34, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, in Tempe Arizona.

He was born on November 22, 1986, in Dayton, Ohio, to Stephen and Jamie (Willis) Baker.

David has always been a gifted and creative artist. From a young age he was able to draw. He loved building amazing creations with his Lego blocks. This talent continued as he got older, and he was an artist to the core. He lived a life of adventure and struggle. He loved to travel the country and experience all of God's creation. David had a vast knowledge of various rocks and gemstones, and loved acquiring them to use for what became his favorite art medium. He crafted and sold wire-wrapped jewelry and loved traveling the country with his dog and travel companion, Knightshade. David loved his Lord, but as with us all, was flawed. He struggled with the weight of life, but never failed in his faith in Jesus.

In addition to his parents, David is survived by his wife, Brianna May; his children, Zephaniah and Shoshanna; his brothers, Adam (Emilie) Baker of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Peter (Rebekah) Baker of Grand Rapids, Michigan; his sisters, Ileasha Baker of Arcanum, Ohio and Natasha Baker of Troy, Ohio; his nephew and nieces, Enoch, Jubilee, and Skye; his maternal grandfather, Jim and Janie Willis of Greenville, Ohio; his maternal grandmother, Sandy and Richard Macy, of Arcanum; his paternal grandparents, Darrell and Anna Mae Baker of Greenville; and numerous loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A celebration of David's life will be held at 5 PM on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at First Assembly of God, 7219 State Route 118, Greenville, Ohio, with Jon Jenkins officiating.

David's family will be receiving guests on Thursday, from 3 PM until the time of the service at 5 PM at the church. A private burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to either Crisis Relief by visiting https://mcecr.org/#give, or Tribute Funeral Homes to help offset any final expenses.

Tribute Funeral Homes is serving David's family.

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

Jo Ann Altic (July 9, 2021)

Jo Ann Altic, of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021, at the age of 84. She was born November 18, 1936, in Darke County to the late Joseph & Dorothy (Hathaway) Schmeth. In addition to her parents, Jo Ann was also preceded in death by her loving husband, James “Jim” Altic; and sister, Barbara Buchy.

Jo Ann was a devoted Mother and is survived by her sons & daughters-in-law, Joe & Yvonne Altic of St. Louis, Missouri and Jon & Melissa Altic of Dublin, Ohio. Jo Ann was a cherished grandmother to her six grandchildren: Emily, Connor, Drew, Elizabeth, Ryan and Victoria.

Jo Ann worked at American Aggregates and Greenville City School Board of Education for 17 years. She was a member of EUM Church in Greenville. In retirement, she enjoyed volunteering at the elementary school and working the election polls. She collected precious Moments and played Bridge with great friends. She never missed a chance to watch her beloved Buckeyes play whether she was in the stands or on the television. She enjoyed water aerobics, taking her dog Molly, for long walks and going to the beach.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 16, from 1:00-2:30 pm. A celebration of Jo Ann’s life will take place at 2:30 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. John McRoberts officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please kindly consider donations made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=lz-donatenow Notes of condolences may be left to the family at www.zecharbailey.com.

James Lee (Jim) Hughes (July 8, 2021)

James Lee (Jim) Hughes, 91, passed to Heaven on Thursday, July 8, from his home in Greenville.  He was surrounded by his bride of 72 years, Opal Mae (Grooms) Hughes and daughters, Beverly and Sue. In addition, the room was filled with more than 15 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, there to honor, serve, and love him.

James grew up in rural Darke County, eldest of eight children, son of the late Irvin and Helen Hughes. In addition to his parents, Jim was also preceded in death by his sons, Gary in infancy and Tony Hughes who passed away in 2014; brother, Ron Hughes; and sister, Judy Hughes. 

He graduated from Ansonia High School, president of his class. He married at age 19 to Opal. He lived and worked in Greenville most of his adult life: The Athletic, Corning Glass Works, Greenville City Park, and Eikenberry’s Grocery.

Jim’s hobby was following the high school baseball career of his son Tony and attending other Greenville Green Wave sporting events.

His passion was always his family: Beverly, Sue (Don) Schieltz and Kathy (Jeff) Huffman; son-in-law, Greg (Teddy) Woodall is also left to honor his memory.  And Dr. Rick Bowlin became a confidant, showing on-going care and kindness to Jim.

Jim and Opal’s grandchildren are Jeremy (Heidi) Woodall, Ben (Kelly) Woodall, Cami (Jason) Snyder, Pete Woodall and Jamie, Zach (Sarah) Woodall, Wesley (Natalie) Woodall, Nicole (Ryan) Meikle, Sarah (Jay) Bailey, Jennifer (Sean) Whittington, Erin (Jay) Terry, Jalee (Jerry Knauss) Hughes, Lance (Rachael) Hughes. The great grandchildren are: Quinci, Copeland, Isabella, Harrison, Dylan, Owen, Simon, Annabelle (Boo), Lulu Grace (deceased 2010), Phynix, Jozlyn, Solomon, Samuel, Brenden, Nathan, Corbin, Claire, Ophelia, Major, Barron, Lauren, James, Keegan, Kinley, Henley, and Hudson.

Jim is also survived by one brother, David Hughes (Carolyn Gerling Toman) and four sisters, Janet (Paul) Stover, Miriam Cain, Sharon Gilbert, and Debby (Bill) Molenaro, as well as their children, grandchildren, numerous nieces, and nephews.

Zechar-Bailey Funeral Home will host Jim’s memorial service on Thursday, July 15: visitation noon-2, service officiated by Jeremy Woodall at 2 P.M. with Jim’s burial at Stelvideo Cemetery immediately following. Memorial donations may be sent to the Darke County Cancer Society, EverHeart Hospice, or the House that Lulu Built (local grief ministry). Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Daniel Lee Stephens (July 7, 2021)

Daniel Lee Stephens, 62, of Brookville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

He was born on December 21, 1958, in Dayton to the late Jimmy Dean Stephen and Vera (Kaehler) Chasteen.

In addition to his parents Daniel was preceded in death by his stepfather, William Chasteen; his brothers, Jimmy Dean, Toby, and Barney Stephens; and stepsister Karen Chasteen.

Daniel was a 1978 graduate of Brookville High School. He enjoyed baseball cards and cars.  He enjoyed the friendships with many of the folks from the Lamplighter.

Daniel is survived by his siblings, Sherri (Don) Marshall of Wisconsin, Jawn (Rita) Chasteen of Oakwood, Ohio, Cheryl (Ed) Seibert of Huber Heights, Tim Stephens of Brookville, Ohio and Chris (Mary) Chasteen of Union, Ohio, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, July 16, 2021, at Willowview Cemetery in Dayton with Pastor Tony Price officiating.

Daniel's family as entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes in Greenville, Ohio, with his final arrangements.

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

Robert T. “Bob” Olwine Jr. (July 7, 2021)

Robert T. “Bob” Olwine Jr. age 92 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:14 PM Wednesday July 7, 2021 at the Brethren Retirement Community of Greenville.  Bob was born February 13, 1929 in Greenville and the son of the late Robert T. and Lessie (Runner) Olwine.

Bob and his wife Barbara were the owners of Fourman’s Mens and Ladies Wear and Fourman’s Bridal and Formal Wear retiring in 1999.

He was a Veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army.  A member of the First United Methodist Church, V.F.W., Masonic Lodge and Elks Lodge all of Greenville.  In addition, a past member of the Greenville Kiwanis Club, had served on the Greenville City Service Commission and much earlier years was active in the Boy Scouts and Little League Baseball.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by aunts and uncles Martha & Byron Davenport, Virginia & Ray Delk as well as Blanche & Galen Fourman.

Bob is survived by his wife Barbara (Buckley) Olwine of Greenville.  They were married in July 8, 1951.  Also children Steve Olwine of Greenville, Tom (Sherri) Olwine of Bellbrook and Ed  Olwine of Atlanta, Georgia; grandchildren Tiffany (Kurt) Labig, Brooke (Scott) Day, Brittany (Rob) Olwine, Jeff Monbeck and Mark (Erica) Monbeck as well as great grandchildren Kie, Keely, Kade, Kinsley, Hope, Ava, Landan, Bryce, Forest and Cidney. 

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday July 12, 2021 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor John McRoberts officiating.  Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery where Full Military Graveside Services will conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.  The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM in the funeral home with the Greenville Masonic Lodge conducting a Masonic Memorial Service at 4:00 PM followed by the Greenville Elks Lodge conducting a Lodge of Sorrow Service. 

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Alzheimer’s Association

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

Richard Conrad Miller (July 7, 2021)

Richard Conrad Miller age 82, of Greenville and formerly of New Jersey passed away at 3:51 AM on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Brookdale of Greenville.

Richard was born July 2, 1939, in Newark, New Jersey, to the late Alexander & Helen (Poth) Miller. In addition to his parents, Richard was also preceded in death by his wife, Marie Yvonne (Purcell) Miller whom he married December 26, 1961; brother, John Miller; and sister, Helen White.

Richard was a 1957 graduate of East Side High School in Newark, New Jersey. Richard served in the U.S. Army 2nd Armored Division during the Vietnam War. He retired in 1994 from Bonland Industries where he was a sheet metal worker. Richard was a member of the American Legion in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Richard is survived by his children, Deborah A. & Robert Jones of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Elissa Marie Miller of Levittown, Pennsylvania, Richard C. (Jr) & Tish Miller of Greenville and Daniel A. & Joyce Miller of Virginia Beach, Virginia; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Miller) & Clint Davis, Victoria Miller, Elisa Marie Miller and Daniel A. Miller Jr.; great-grandson, Emerson W. Davis; and sisters-in-law, Nancy Miller of Newark, New Jersey, Edwina DiPietro of Vero Beach, Florida, and Kate Purcell of Clinton, New Jersey.

A celebration of Richard’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, July 9, 2021, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Chris Cobb officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard at the funeral home. The family will receive friends on Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758516 Topeka, KS 66675. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Wyoneda "Wonnie" Spencer Stephens (July 4, 2021)

Wyoneda "Wonnie" Spencer Stephens, 96, of Hollansburg, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, July 4, 2021, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

She was born on September 1, 1924, in Darke County to the late Marshall and Grace (Martin) Wiley.

In addition to her parents, Wonnie was preceded in death by her first husband, Lowell E. Spencer and her second husband, Marion R. Stephens; her children, Cindy Winterrowd, and Todd Stephens; her daughter-in-law, Rebecca Spencer; her grandsons, Daniel Brubaker (Daren's infant twin), Chase Spencer, and Joseph Stephens; and her siblings, Paul Eugene Wiley, Jeanette Ricker, and Richard Wiley.

Wonnie attended school in New Madison and she later retired from FRAM in Greenville. She was a member of both Hollansburg Christian Church and Hollansburg American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling with family, with special memories of travels to sunny Florida.

Wonnie is survived by her children, Ginger (Paul) Brubaker of Greenville and Toby Spencer and significant other, Deb Thobe of New Madison; her son-in-law, Ted Winterrowd of Fort Meyer, Florida; her grandchildren, Robin (John) Blinn of Greenville, Daren (Chris) Brubaker of Tallahassee, Florida, Amy (Michael) Fulk of Union City, Indiana, Carmen (David) Beasley of Stow, Ohio, Troy Winterrowd of Asheville, North Carolina, Nathan Sebring of Richmond, Indiana, Aaron (Chantelle) Sebring of Greenville, Justin (Marissa Steen) Spencer of New Madison, Eliza Bair of West Elkton, Ohio, Chad (Heather) Stephens of Hollansburg, and David (Ashley) Stephens of Bellbrook, Ohio; her 16 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Wonnie's family will be receiving guests on Thursday, July 8, 2021, from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus.

A private family burial will take place at Hollansburg Cemetery with Pastor Tracy Brown officiating.

Memorial contributions may be given to Hollansburg American Legion, Post 708.

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

Donald W. Wilson (July 1, 2021)

Donald W. Wilson, 93, of Ft. Jefferson, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio.

He was born on October 7, 1927, in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Oscar and Mary (Ahlering) Wilson.

In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta J. (Shanneyfelt) Wilson in 2008, whom he married on June 26, 1949; and brother, Paul Wilson.

Don was a tree trimmer by trade and worked for Fitzwater and Nelson Tree Services. He enjoyed gardening, attending auctions and feeding the neighborhood cats.

Don is survived by his children, Gailen (Dianna) Wilson,of Greenville, Ohio, and Pamela Boolman of Huston, Texas; grandchildren, Kyley (Jay) Pearson and Korey (Kelly) Wilson; great grandson, Connor Pearson; sister-in-law, Lois Wilson of Greenville; as well as his companion Agnes Preston.

A celebration of Don's life will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Pastor Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Fort Jefferson.

Don's family will be receiving guests on Wednesday, from 10 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Out of deep appreciation for the care Don received, the family request that memorial contributions be give to EverHeart Hospice, 1350 North Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331

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

Phyllis L. Boehm (June 29, 2021)

Phyllis L. Boehm, age 86 of Spring Valley, Ohio passed away at 4:45 PM Tuesday June 29, 2021 at the Village Green Healthcare in Greenville, Ohio.  Phyllis was born May 10, 1935 in Pittsburg, PA. and the daughter of the late William and Ellen (Holman) Murray.

She was a homemaker and member of the St. Brigid Catholic Church of Xenia, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Jack Edward Boehm in 2000.  Also seven brothers and sisters.

Phyllis is survived by her children Mark E. Boehm of West Milton and daughter Tracy; two grandchildren Even Caudill and Zachary Caudill as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Private Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery 8135 N. Dixie Drive Dayton, Ohio with Father Michael Samala officiating.

Funeral arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Samson Lee Bowman (June 28, 2021)

Samson Lee Bowman, age 53 passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 28, 2021 in St. Mary’s, Ohio. Born in Troy, Ohio on October 27, 1967 to Harvey Lee Bowman & Regina Lee (Allen) Ploeger, he was the oldest of 7 children. He was a graduate of Franklin Monroe High School, class of 1986. Samson was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church, Richmond, IN. He was an avid hunter & fisherman. Samson played softball since his youth, and enjoyed hitting line drives to his children.  In his free time he liked to “flip houses”, go to Cincinnati Reds & Dayton Dragons baseball games; and University of Dayton basketball games. He never met a stranger, and will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jennifer (Mikesell) Bowman, whom he married September 2, 1989: children Brittany Bowman; Samantha Bowman; Sara & Kyler Railsback; Caleb Bowman & fiancé Victoria Landis: father & step-mother Harvey & Robin Bowman; mother & step-father Regina & Dave Ploeger: siblings Heather & Chris Hypes; Holly & Semih Mutlu; Heidi & Johnathan Morse; Shawn & Johnnie Anne Bowman; Kyle & Rachel Bowman; Rachel & Ronal Ulloa: as well as many more family members and friends.

Friends may call on the family from 2:00 PM-8:00 PM on Friday, July 2, 2021 at the Highland Brethren In Christ Church- 7210 S. Jay Rd, West Milton, OH 45383-. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 10:30 AM at the church with Dr. Darrell Kepler presiding. Burial to follow at Sugargrove Cemetery, Covington , Ohio. Online sympathies www.zecharbailey.com.


Carolyn Kay Shockney (June 26, 2021)

Carolyn Kay Shockney age 83, of Greenville passed away at 9:15 PM on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

Carolyn was born December 8, 1937, in Greenville to the late David & Dortha (Hartzell) Smith. In addition to her parents, Carolyn was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Richard Shockney on August 14, 2017, whom she married June 7, 1958.

Carolyn is survived by her children, Lora J. Shockney of Greenville and Steven & Samantha (Culbertson) Shockney of Haslet, Texas; grandchildren, Aimee (Miles) Jaramillo-Lambert, Scott Seeley, Shannon Seeley, Brandon Shockney and Angelica (Tyler) Nelson; and great-grandchildren, Alice Lambert, Evan Lambert, Kashley Seeley, Jacelyn Seeley, Mayson Seeley, Rose Nelson and Eisley Nelson.

Carolyn worked at Lion Apparel in Dayton for 15 years as a pricing specialist and Mazer Corporation in Dayton for 5 years. She was a member of East Dayton Church of the Brethren.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund or EverHeart Hospice in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Shawn Thomas Bowles (June 22, 2021)

Shawn Thomas Bowles, age 34 of Greenville, Ohio where he was born and raised passed away at 11:26 AM Tuesday June 22, 2021 in Greenville.  Shawn was born March 11, 1987 and the son of Thomas Bowles of Dayton, Ohio and Lisa (Brooks) Maxwell of Greenville. 

He is also survived by his Maternal Grandmother Leah Bowles of Dayton; step father Richard (Jake) Maxwell of Greenville; significant other Heather Werner of Greenville; children Destiny Werner, Ella Bowles, Grant Bowles and Dallas Bowles all of Greenville; brothers Michael Bowles of Greenville, Christopher Bowles of Greenville, Thomas Bowles Jr. of Alabama and Shawn Back of Dayton; sisters Mara Maxwell of Greenville and Kelly Back of Alabama as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Shawn was preceded in death by his Paternal grandfather Evert Bowles; maternal grandparents Joe and Bernadette Lakins and Riley and Katherine Brooks; one niece and several aunts and uncles.

He was recently employed at Fram Corporation of Greenville.  Shawn enjoyed Grateful Dead festivals, listing to the 60’s music, fishing and drinking Twisted Tea.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 PM Monday June 28, 2021 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.  Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery.   The family will receive friends on Monday from 1:00 PM until time of the services in the funeral home.

The family would like to express a “Special Thank-you” to Danny’s Place Sports Bar & Grill for all their assistance.

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


Gene L. Shoenleben (June 18, 2021)

Gene L. Shoenleben, 84, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, June 18, 2021.

He was born on September 17, 1936, in Darke County, to the late John and Mabel (Ruebush) Shoenleben.

In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his daughter, Jill King; his grandchildren, Jessica and TJ Shoenlaben; and his siblings, Roy (Thelma) Shoenleben, and Eldon Shoenleben.

Gene was a graduate of Gettysburg High School in 1954. He spent over 25 years working for the Brethren Retirement Community as a maintenance man. From camping to fishing and from mowing and working on his tractors and mowers, Gene enjoyed just being outside. Gene also liked tending to his beloved garden each year. He liked to spend time with his family and spoil his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Gene is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marilyn (Young) Shoenleben, whom he married on July 7, 1962; her son, Denny (Jacque) Shoenleben of Covington; his son-in-law, John King of Peebles; his grandchildren, Geoffery (Andrea) Burchfield of Greenville, Laura (David) Jones of Peebles, Sharon (Jon) Frock of Covington, and Nichole (Mark) Leistner of Covington; his 11 great grandchildren; his siblings, Evelyn (Ronnie) Bashore of Covington, and Aldon (Judy) Shoenleben of Gettysburg; and his sister-in-law, Shirley Shoenleben of Peebles.

Per Gene's wishes, there will be no services.

Tribute Funeral Homes will be serving Gene's family.

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

Brien Eugene Hiestand (June 21, 2021)

Brien Eugene Hiestand age 63, of Ansonia passed away at 2:54 AM on Monday, June 21, 2021, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

Brien was born January 30, 1958, in Jeffersonville, Indiana, to the late Sylvanus Leon & Vivian Louise (Carter) Hiestand. In addition to his parents, Brien is also preceded in death by a son, Carlos Hiestand; son-in-law, Matthew Brown; and brothers, Richard Hiestand and Bruce Allen Hiestand.

Brien is survived by his wife, Kathy (Rearick) Hiestand whom he married May 18, 1991; children, Kelly Brown of Greenville, Brien & Vicki Hiestand of Greenville, Kimberly Turner of Pleasant Hill and Tim & Caitlin Hiestand of Ansonia; grandchildren, Brittany Carr, Dallas Hughes, Dustin Watkins, Matthew Blankenship, Elijah Hiestand and Ariel Hiestand; numerous great-grandchildren; and a brother, Timothy & Cathy Hiestand of Greenville.

Brien served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the East Main Church of Christ in Greenville. Brien was an ordained minister. He volunteered at Community Unity in Greenville.

A celebration of Brien’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at East Main Church of Christ 419 East Main St. Greenville with Pastor Jim Morehouse officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Zechar Bailey Funeral Home to help offset funeral expenses. Arrangements are entrusted to Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Maria Ann Wogoman (June 19, 2021)

Maria Ann Wogoman, 51, of Hollansburg, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

She was born on October 17, 1969, in Dayton, to the late Edward and Barbara (Taylor) Tate.

In addition to her parents, Maria was preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles L. and Viola B. Wogoman.

Maria is survived by her husband of 19 years, Thomas Wogoman, whom she married on December 21, 2001; her children, Savannah Tate, Seth, Sarah, and Jesse Wogoman, all of Hollansburg; her step-children, Angel and Matthew Wogoman of Union City, Indiana, and Joshua Wogoman of Greenville, Ohio; her step-granddaughter, Riley Wogoman; her beloved dogs, Tucker, Beethoven, Hades, Bean, Maximus, and Cali; her siblings, Chris (Christina) Walters of Canada, and Walter Tate; and her lifelong friends, Josh and Melissa Grimes of Brookville, Ohio, and their children, Hannah Grimes and Caleb (Alegra) Grimes.

Maria dedicated her life to her family. She loved spending time with them and listening to them about their days, both good and bad. Maria enjoyed watching her children play sports, especially softball, baseball, and football. In her free time, Maria liked to watch movies, primarily Pitch Perfect movies and those on the Lifetime Movie Network.

A celebration of Maria's life will take place at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 25, 2021, at Tribute Funeral Homes, New Madison Campus, with pastors, David Fox and Josh Grimes officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery.

Guests may visit with Maria's family on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at the funeral home from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Ithaca Open Bible Church, 6711 Cross Street, Ithaca, Ohio 45304.

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

Von D. Henninger (April 24, 2021)

Von D. Henninger, age 93 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 4:15 PM Saturday April 24, 2021 at the EverHeart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.  Von was born March 26, 1928 in Monroe Township Darke County Ohio and the son of the late John and Stella (Everding) Henninger.

He was retired from Delco Products where he had been employed as an experimental model builder.  Von was an active member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Greenville and had taught Sunday school for many years.  Also, a Lifetime member of the Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship International and in his younger years had been very active with Boy Scouts of America serving in several positions and offices.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis A. (Blumenstock) Henninger April 15, 2004.  He married Phyllis his high school sweetheart November 22, 1946.  Also sons and daughter-in-law John D. and Lynn Henninger, and George Henninger; special friend Gloria Hamilton; brother Joseph Henninger; half-brother Ora Henninger and sisters  Naomi Roan and Dorothy White.

Von is survived by his son Steven C. Henninger of Greenville,  daughters and son-in-law Susan D. and Lee Roy Spurlock of Greenville, Sharon Lingle of Greenville, grandchildren Carl (Erica) Henninger, Charles (Misty) Henninger, Joshua Henninger, Stanley (Kathy Lovejoy) Grillot, Susan (Rock) Parkman, Angela (Larry) Eikenbery, Eric (Tonia) Pfoutz, Jason (Kelsey) Pfoutz, Roni (Travis Allen) Spurlock, Bryan (Becky) Hicks and DeDe (Chuck) Hicks: 27 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces,  nephews and cousins.

Public Graveside services will be at 2:00 PM Saturday June 26, 2021 in the St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery 7418  State Route 121-North Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Rock Parkman officiating.   

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the EverHeart Hospice 1350 N. Broadway Greenville, Ohio.

Funeral arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Gary Lee Clawson (June 17, 2021)

Gary Lee Clawson, 70, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Village Green Health and Rehab in Greenville, Ohio.

He was born on January 18, 1951, in Eaton, Ohio, to the late Lawrence and Wanda (Charles) Clawson.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his wife, Patty (Fourman) Clawson, in 1997, whom he married on April 6, 1974; and his children Jared and Tisha Clawson.

Gary is survived by his children, Justin (Jennifer Kiser) Clawson of New Madison, Tiffany (Brandon) Bowman of Fountain City, Indiana, and Tara (Wyatt) Brown of Arcanum, Ohio; his grandchildren, Mackenzie, Cynthia, Kinsley, Keagan, Willa, and one on the way; and his sister, Cheryl (Gary) McCabe of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Gary was a simple man and lived a simple life. He was a lifetime member and was very active in Castine Church. Throughout the years he has filled many leadership roles at the church, such as being an elder, teacher, deacon, and fill-in minister. He was a country boy at heart and took great joy in attending livestock shows, the Darke County Fair, and was an active 4-H parent. He loved farming and passed on that work ethic to his children. He enjoyed playing euchre with friends and family.

A celebration of Gary's life will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at Castine Church, 624 US 127, Arcanum, Ohio 45304, with Pastor Greg Hyre officiating. Burial will follow in Castine Cemetery.

Gary's family will be receiving guests on Wednesday, from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at 2:00 PM at the church.

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

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

Joanne Marie Darner (June 17, 2021)

Joanne Marie Darner age 82, of West Carrollton passed away at 2:22AM on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Hillspring of Springboro.

Joanne was born July 31, 1938, in Darke County to the late Joseph A. & Golda I. (Rue) Matthieu.

Joanne is survived by her children, Diana Lynn & Don Same of Houston, Texas, Rick & Marsha Darner of Franklin and Douglas & Angela Darner of Cypress, Texas; grandchildren, Angela Marie Sanchez, Jason Michael Weaver, Brittany & Nathaniel Vallejo, Stephanie Sweeney & Tony Norvell, Vanessa Bach, Terry Bach Jr., Joshua Darner and Alyssa & Logan Zwerneman; great-grandchildren, Elijah Leon Sanchez, Isabella Vallejo, Ethan Vallejo, Mackenzie Sweeney, Mackayla Norvell and Mackiya Norvell; brother, Paul Matthieu of Englewood; sister, June Moody of Rossburg, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joanne retired from NCR in Dayton. Joanne enjoyed helping others achieve better health and nutrition as a longtime Shaklee Distributor. She loved to sit and chat with friends and family and always looked forward to reunions and other family gatherings. Joanne was a loving mom, grandma, and great-grandma and especially enjoyed loving on the little ones. She was a favorite of all the staff at Hillspring of Springboro and was affectionately known by all as “Grams”. Joanne was loved by a multitude of people and will be greatly missed.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Danny Griffith officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Kenneth A. Coates (June 15, 2021)

Kenneth A. Coates passed away in his residence Tuesday June 15, 2021.  He was born March 6, 1944 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Don and Rhea (Carnahan) Coates.

Kenneth graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1962 and married his high school sweetheart, Ona (Lindemuth) Coates on March 7, 1964.  They were married for 57 years. 

Kenneth is also survived by his sister Jane Smith; three children Michele (Gary) Foshee, Wendy (Steve) Poole and Kenneth Coates Jr.; four grandchildren Heath (Ashlee) Dickensheets, Cody (Chelsea) Dickensheets, Dustin (Cora) Waymire and Kaleb Poole; five great grandchildren Izech and Maggie Dickensheets, Lailee and Lukas Dickensheets and Jasper Waymire.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Jack and Ron Coates and Sister Beverly Marker.

Kenneth lived a life to always provide for his family and friends.  He could put a smile on anyone’s face that he met.  He enjoyed coaching his son’s baseball team for three years, where they took home a grand champion title each year.  He also enjoyed running, playing golf and cooking his famous “Coatesarelli Pizza” for his family.  He retired from General Motors in 1993 after 36 and half years of employment and spent the next 15 years maintaining the Great Darke County Fairgrounds.  

A Celebration of Kenneth’s Life will be held at 7:00 PM Saturday June 19, 2021 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 4:00 PM until time of the service in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to EverHeart Hospice 1350 N. Broadway Greenville, Ohio, 45331.

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

Dora Jane (Darland) Waymire

Dora Jane (Darland) Waymire peacefully met her Lord and Savior on June 14, 2021, at the age of 85. Born to George and Esther (Staight) Darland in New Madison, Ohio. She met the love of her life, James R. Waymire while attending school at New Madison High School where they later married October 15, 1954, and spent their entire life together. They raised their family in New Madison, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 61 years, James R. Waymire (d. 2015); daughter, Brenda Waymire (d. 1955); son, James “Jimmy” Waymire (d. 1986); and daughter-in-law, Kathi “Kat” Waymire (d. 2018). 

She was the ninth child of thirteen children (7 boys and 6 girls) born to George and Esther a proud military family with George serving in the U.S. Calvary campaign against Pancho Villa on the U.S./Mexico border. Six of George’s seven sons served our country in the Navy during peacetime and numerous military conquest.

She is survived by her three children, Jill (David) Shives, Greenville, Jennifer (Chris) Paul, New Bremen and Jeffery Waymire New Madison; six grandchildren, Melissa (Daniel) Snyder, New Madison, Heather (Walter) Brown, Greenville, Richard “Clint” Shives, Greenville, Ashley (Dustin) Yount, Greenville, Dustin (Cora) Waymire, Greenville, Rachel Crist, Greenville; sister, Sue (Carol) Applegate, Urbana; brother-in-law, Michael Waymire, New Madison; and sister-in-law, Karen Darland, Zephyrhills, Florida. She was also blessed with nine great-grandchildren.

She lived a life full of days and had many days full of life. It’s not the dates on the stone but the dash between. She was a three-time cancer survivor with her courage and strength an inspiration to all around her. Dora and her husband were very active in the New Madison Fire Department with Dora serving many years as a “Fire Bell”. Dora was also a longtime member of the Castine Church, Castine. Dora was a member of the Fort Black Eastern Star Chapter 336, serving as a past worthy matron. She loved going to parades in the Shriners Jeepster. Dora Jane and Jimmy Dick were very active in all the Shriner parade events and Shriners Children’s Hospital Fund raising.

Dora had her own upholstery business and was very talented in upholstery, painting, doll making and numerous crafts. She loved being creative and giving her accomplishments to numerous family and friends. 

Jimmy Dick and Dora Jane loved wintering in the Texas Rio Grande Valley, Mission, Texas from January thru March each year. Dora Jane loved getting dressed up every day to go out into the world and enjoy the new event she was to experience that day with meeting new and old friends, dining out and of course playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dora will be sorely missed by all, her smile, her generosity and adventure for life.

Family and friends are invited to exchange thoughts and memories on Friday evening, June 18, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at The Castine Church in Castine and Saturday, June 19, 2021, from 9:30 to 10:30 AM the family will be receiving friends and family with a celebration of Dora Jane’s life to follow at 10:30 AM with Pastor Andrew Costa officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Darke County in Dora Jane’s memory. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Paul R. Alexander (June 14, 2021)

Paul R. Alexander, 83 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Monday June 14, 2021 at 7:00 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community.  Paul was born September 3, 1937 in Wayne County, Indiana the son of the late Fred and Olive Alexander.

Paul was a retired Commercial Artist on the East coast and was nationally known; he was also a model train collector.  He was a member of St. Paul Episcopal Church.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents.

Paul is survived by his brother and sister in law:  Larry and Elaine Alexander; niece:  Jill Alexander; nephew:  Jon Alexander; and numerous church friends.

A private service will be held at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.  Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Everheart Hospice.

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

Dawn Elaine Martin (June 2, 2021)

Dawn Elaine Martin, 59, of Union City, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

She was born on November 17, 1961, in Summitville, Indiana, to the late James and Dorothy (Kirkpatrick) Brown.

In addition to her parents, Dawn was preceded in death by her daughter, Tiffany Brown; siblings, Jeff Brown, Collin Brown, Kevin Brown, Robert Ashby, Debbie Brown, Rebecca Brown, and Kelly Brown.

She is survived by her son, Matthew (Brittany) Palmer of Thomasville, North Carolina; her grandchildren, Makaila, Bradley, and Alexa Palmer; her brother, James R. Brown, Jr. of Winchester, Indiana; and her sister, Nancy Brown of Union City, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

No public services are scheduled at this time.

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

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

Norma Jean Hall (June 10, 2021)

Norma Jean Hall, 93, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the Versailles Rehab and Heathcare Center in Versailles, Ohio.

She was born on August 12, 1927, in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Clifford and Leona (Bayless) McCargish.

In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Vester "Lefty" Hall; her daughter, Deanne Julien; and her siblings, Virginia (Jerry) Eyink and Jim (Betty) McCargish.

Norma was a homemaker for a majority of her life. She loved to sing while doing the dishes. It wasn't uncommon for her to be tap dancing while cleaning around the house.  She loved being with her family and spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Norma enjoyed cooking and was a great southern cook. In her free time, Norma volunteered at Wayne Hospital. She and her husband, Lefty, liked dancing, especially ballroom dancing.

Norma is survived by her children, Tim (Theresa) Hall of Hollansburg, and Joan (Gary) Clark of Springfield; her son-in-law, Russ Julien of Arcanum; her grandchildren, Chad (Pam) Gootee of Alabama, Jeff (Brandi) Hall of Wayne Lakes, Matt (Michelle) Julien of Kentucky, Kelly (Matt) Sheeley of Columbus, Angie (Eric) Everman of Arcanum, and Leslie (Kevin) Phlipot of New Weston; her 9 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Norma's life will take place at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 14, 2021, at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus , with Pastor David Wilson officiating.  Burial will follow in Ithaca Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit with Norma's family on Sunday, June 13, 2021, from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family would appreciate that flowers or gifts be given in Norma's memory to a female who was influential in your life.

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

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

Roger Weist (June 9, 2021)

Roger Weist, age 92 of Greenville, Ohio passes away at 7:33 AM Wednesday June 9, 2021 at Wayne HealthCare of Greenville.  Roger was born January 4, 1929 in rural Union City, Indiana and the son of the late Fred and Bertha (Bentz) Weist.

He was retired from the Ohio Labor Union where he worked in road construction and a member of the Trinity Wesleyan Church of Greenville.  Roger was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army.  He was an avid car-racing fan, particularly Eldora Speedway races, enjoyed watching baseball, horse harness racing and was a huge fan of Indiana Hoosier basketball and football.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Mark Weist; brothers Clarence, John and Arthur Weist; sisters Helen Lucas, Ardith Baxter, Dorothy Shandy, Edith Williams, Mary Winbigler and Martha Hunt.

Roger is survived by his wife Elva E. (McLear) Weist of Greenville.  They were married January 15, 1966.  Also children Nancy A. Weist of Greenville, Steven R. (Annette) Weist of Gold Field, Iowa and David A. Weist of Greenville; 9 grandchildren 15 great grandchildren brother Ralph (Florence) Weist of Jackson, Alabama as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday June 14, 2021 at the Trinity Wesleyan Church 1400 East Main Street Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Drew Bush officiating.  Burial with full Military Honors by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard will be held in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends on Monday from 10:00 AM until time of the services in the Trinity Wesleyan Church.  

Funeral arrangement by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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

Ronald L. Baltes (June 7, 2021)

Ronald L. Baltes age 74, of Greenville passed away at 6:30 AM on Monday, June 7, 2021, in the Hospice Care Center at the Dayton VA medical Center.

Ronald was born August 17, 1946, in Darke County to the late Paul N. & Esther M. (Mangen) Baltes. In addition to his parents, Ronald was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul N. Baltes, Jr.; an infant sister, Mary Lou Baltes; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Baltes.

Ronald is survived by his siblings, Irvin & Kathy Baltes of Piqua, Ivan Baltes of Greenville, Annette (Hope) & Louie Hylton of Piqua, Carl Baltes of St. Henry, Tom & Deb Baltes of Marietta, Georgia, and Diane (Baltes) & Terry Sellers of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ronald served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a plumbing Contractor for 20 years and worked at Minster Machine for 5 years. He was a member of the Greenville V.F.W. and Moose.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 14, 2021, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons officiating. Burial will follow in Brock Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Monday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard in Ronald’s memory. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

John Bernard Beres (June 5, 2021)

John Bernard Beres, 83, of Arcanum, formerly of Richmond, Indiana, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2021, at the Village Green Health Campus in Greenville. 

He was born on January 31, 1938, in Barberton, Ohio, to the late John Beres and Agnes (Alspach) Beres.  

John was a 1956 graduate of Barberton High School. After school he perused his insurance license and began working for Auto Owners as an insurance agent until he retired with 35 years of service. John was a part of the "Over the Hill Gang" car club, and enjoyed restoring older cars. He enjoyed meeting with the guys and enjoying a cup of coffee. When John was not working, you could find him enjoying his grandchildren and being with his family. 

John is survived by his children, Rick Beres of Vale, North Carolina, and Danielle (Travis) Hosler of Arcamum; his step children, Dina Unger of Centerville, Ohio, Anndi Unger of Hopewell, Virginia, and Nita (Gary) Walker of Eaton, Ohio; his grandchildren, Ashley (Chad) Tilley of Weddington, North Carolina, Kelly Beres of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Brenden, Avery, Carter, and Owen Hosler, all of Arcanum; his great grandchildren, Layne, Graham, and Bryce Tilley; and his sister, Patricia Goodman of Dayton, Ohio. 

A private celebration of John's life will be held at the convenience of the family. 

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

Tribute Funeral Homes will be serving John's family. 

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

John Thomas “J.T.” Paris (June 3, 2021)

John Thomas “J.T.” Paris age 45, of Ansonia passed away at 5:10 PM on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at his residence.

J.T. was born May 15, 1976, in Greenville to the late S. Dave & Vanessa J. (Bickel) Paris. In addition to his parents, J.T. was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Bob & Lucille Hoffman and Jake & Mary Phillips.

J.T. is survived by his wife, Jaclyn Pitman; children, Nicolas Paris of Ansonia, Brianna Paris of Ansonia, Johnathon Paris of Ansonia, Brianna Smith of Ansonia, Makayla Pitman of Ansonia, Paige Pitman of Ansonia and Madison Pitman of Ansonia; grandchildren, Hazel May Paris and Aurora Skye Day; sister, April Staver of Ansonia; brothers, Mike Paris of Ansonia, James Robert Paris of Ansonia; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

J.T. was a 1994 graduate of Ansonia High School. J.T. was an entrepreneur in the restaurant industry. He had a passion for cooking and when he was not cooking, you could find him watching wrestling and rooting for Hulk Hogan. J.T. also liked watching and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys. 

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Ansonia Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10:00 to 12:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Zechar Bailey Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Gary Lee Fort Sr. (June 5, 2021)

Gary Lee Fort Sr. 75 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday June 5, 2021 at 9:38 PM at Everheart Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio.  He was born February 9, 1946 in Greenville, Ohio the son of the late Lloyd George Fort who passed away on April 7, 1992 and Betty Lou (Hecker) Fort who passed away on June 261982.  Gary grew up as a child in New Madison and the family moved to Greenville when he was a teenager.  

Gary worked at the Union City Body Company and then at Copelands.  He enjoyed coin collecting and camping. He spent his summers in Greenville and his winters in Texas.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents:  Orville and Clesta Hecker, and Samuel and Sarah Fort; his aunt and uncles:  Walter and Patsy Swartz and Orville Hecker Jr.

Gary is survived by his wife:  Shirley (Baker) Fort of Greenville whom he married May 7, 1965; his sons and daughter in law:  Gary L. and Kelly Fort Jr. of Greenville, Lloyd Fort of Port Orange, Florida; his granddaughter:  Kourtni “Snicklefritz” Fort; and his aunt: Geraldine Hecker.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

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

Walter W. Neal (June 4, 2021)

Walter W. Neal, 90, of Greenville, Ohio, passed on Friday, June 4, 2021 at his home.

He was born on June 24, 1930, to the late Elmer and Bessie Neal.

In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by brothers Russell, Ralph, Carl, Lester and Roscoe and sisters Muriel Neal and Mary Hiestand.

Walter is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Betty (Anthony) Neal; three children, Barbara (Stephen) Wilson of Greenville, Connie (Mike) Wells of Arcanum, Ohio and Steven (Sandy) Neal of Ansonia, Ohio; six grandchildren, Nathan (Nicole) Wilson of Greenville, Justin (Stacey) Wilson of Greenville, Casey Wilson of Greenville, Stacie (Chuck) Eubank of Greenville, Jenni (Josh) Partin of Ansonia and Clinton (Sara) Neal of Ansonia; ten and a half great grandchildren, numerous step grandchildren and great grandchildren; and his sister Evelyn Chambers.

Walter graduated in 1949 from Greenville High School before serving in the U.S. Army. He worked and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, square dancing, playing and winning at cards, traveling, working in his lawn and listening to country-western music.

Walter was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville, the American Legion, and the Postal Workers' Union.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Pastor Barbara Pope officiating. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service beginning at 12:00 PM

Burial, with full military honors provided by the Greenville Honor Guard, will follow in the Greenville Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Everheart Hospice 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or The Cancer Association of Darke County PO Box 781, Greenville, Ohio 45331

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

Friday, June 4, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tribute Funeral Homes is serving the family.

Edna E. Sander (June 3, 2021)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ruthie Marlene Cummins (May 31, 2021)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Julia Ann McIntosh (May 21, 2021)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tina Ann Phenis (May 25, 2021)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mary Ellen Monnin (May 28th, 2021)

Mary Ellen Monnin

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

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

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

Son Steven Monnin along with his children Christina and Austin. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thelma "Marge" Middleton (May 25, 2021)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, May 21, 2021

Barbara Jean Moore (May 19, 2021)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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