Miscellaneous Butler County, Ohio Obituaries

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James E. Dillhoff 

James E. Dillhoff, 43, of Reily Township, died Wednesday, April 1, 1998, at McCullough-Hyde Hospital. He was born in Cincinnati and was a graduate of Talawanda High School and a four-year veteran of the U.S. Navy. Funeral services were held Monday at the Weigel Funeral Home, with the Rev. William Dorrmann officiating. Burial was at Reily Cemetery. 
 

Lawrence Louis George Jr. 

Lawrence Louis George Jr., 72, of Camden, died Monday, March 30, 1998, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. George was born Nov. 23, 1925, in Bradford, Ohio. 
He worked as an industrial arts teacher at Shawnee and Eaton City Schools, retiring in 1981 after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Camden United Methodist Church and the Lions Club. 
Funeral services were held April 3 at the R.C. Nein and Sons - Limber Funeral Home/ Willard Moss Jr. Memorial Chapel in Camden with the Rev. Jackie Marshall officiating. Burial followed at the Fairmount Cemetery in Camden. 
Memorials are suggested to the Camden United Methodist Church or organization of choice. 
 

Andrew Jennings Hamilton 

Andrew Jennings Hamilton, 89, of Oxford, formerly of Ross, died Friday, March 27, 1998, at the McCullough-Hyde Hospital. He was born in Hendricks County, Ind., on Nov. 6, 1908. 
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home in Oxford with the Rev. JoAnne Meyers officiating. Entombment followed at Rose Hill Mausoleum in Hamilton. 
 

William E. Hesse 

William E. Hesse, 61, died Monday at the VA Medical Center in Cincinnati. He was the son of Harry and Mildred Beard Hesse. Owner of Hesse Plumbing and Heating in Oxford, he and his wife, Audrey, had been residents of Oxford until moving to North Bend, Ohio, recently. 
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Westgate Church of God, 6017 Gaston Lane, Oxford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bill Hesse Memorial Fund at the LCNB bank in Oxford. 
 

Charles Hoover 

Charles Hoover, 88, Camden, died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at the Woodland Country Manor Nursing Home, near Somerville. Mr. Hoover was born on July 11, 1909, in Irvine, Ky. 
He was a self-employed well-driller for many years. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 10, at 1 p.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church, 35 N. Liberty St., in Camden, with the Rev. Greg Jackson officiating 
Burial will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery in Camden. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Southern Baptist Church Building Fund, 35 N. Liberty St., Camden, Ohio 45311. R.C. Nein & Sons-Limber Funeral Home are in charge of the arrangements. 
 

Benjamin E. Kuehn 

Benjamin E. Kuehn, 80, 1232 Cliff St. Brookville, Ind., died March 31, 1998, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 23, 1917, in Brookville. He was a farmer in Franklin County, worked for the State Highway Patrol. He retired from Sperry Rubber and Plastics. He was also a World War II Navy veteran. He served four years over seas. 
Services were held April 2 at Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville with the Rev. David W. Patrick officiating. Burial followed at Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville. Military graveside services were conducted by the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion. Memorial contributions can be made to Franklin County E.M.S. 
 

Ronald 'Ronnie' Ponder 

Ronald "Ronnie" Ponder, 60, of Oxford died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born in Oxford on May 14, 1937 and was a member of the last graduating class of Stewart High School in 1956. Funeral Services were held Tuesday at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home,Oxford, with burial in the College Corner Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 937 N. High St., Worthington, Ohio 43085. 
 

James P. Cason
James P. Cason, 48, of 2207 1/2 Vermont St., Connersville, Ind., died Friday, March 27, 1998, at 2402 Park Road, Connersville of apparent natural causes. The Fayette county coroner is investigating.
He was born on March 12, 1950, in Richmond, Ind., to Wilbur Jr. and Marjorie Sayers Cason.
Funeral services were held April 1 at the Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home, Baker Chapel. Burial followed at College Corner Cemetery.
 

Nancy Nye Close
Nancy Nye Close, 78, of Oberlin died Monday, March 23, 1998, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Oberlin. She was the sister of Martha Shriver of Oxford.
Memorials may be made to the Oberlin Historical and Improvement Organization, 73 S. Professor St., Oberlin 44074, or to the Historic Lyme Village, Box 342, Bellevue, Ohio 44811.
The Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin was in charge of arrangements.
 

Linda Day
Linda Day, 73, of College Corner, Ind., died Sunday, March 29, 1998, at her home. She was born in London, Ky. and married Louis C. Day on Nov. 11, 1945, in London.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 980 N.W. Washington Blvd. with the Rev. Marvin Sams officiating. Burial will be at Reily Cemetery.
 

Andrew Jennings Hamilton
Andrew Jennings Hamilton, 89, of Oxford, formerly of Ross, died Friday, March 27, 1998, at the McCullough-Hyde Hospital. He was born in Hendricks County, Ind., on Nov. 6, 1908.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home in Oxford with the Rev. JoAnne Meyers officiating. Entombment followed at Rose Hill Mausoleum in Hamilton.
 
 

Dr. F. Glenn Macomber
Dr. F. Glenn Macomber, 97, former dean of the school of education and associate provost of Miami University, died recently. Dr. Macomber and his family came to Miami in the fall of 1950. He and his wife Doris lived here until 1961. Donations can be made in F. Glenn Macomber's name to Hospice of Yuma, P. O. Box 4211, Yuma, AR., 85366.
 

Mim Morrical
Miriam Wise Morrical, 86, died Thursday, March 26, 1998, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. She had a heart attack and stroke on Feb. 14 and had been recovering in The Woodland Manor prior to being hospitalized with pneumonia.
She was born in Butler, Hancock County on Aug. 8, 1911.
She accompanied her father, an associate of the Ohio Telephone Co., on his assignment to set up operations in Oxford and became an operator and office manager in the Oxford office.
Services celebrating the life of Mim Morrical were held from the Smith and Ogle Funeral Home, preceded by visitation and musical prelude of her favorit e songs. Burial was at the Oxford Cemetery.
The family suggests that those wishing to make gifts in memory of Mim Morrical direct them to the McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital of Oxford or The Woodland Country Manor, 4166 Somerville Road, in Somerville.
 

Lucille E. Thurston Ramsey
Lucille E. Thurston Ramsey, 69, 37 Western Ave., Brookville, Ohio, died at Fort Hamilton-Hughes Hospital, Hamilton, Ohio on Monday, March 30, 1998. Mrs. Ramsey was born in Franklin County, Ind.
Funeral services were private. The Smith and Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford, Ohio, was in charge of arrangements.

Richard H. Sizelove
Richard H. "Dick" "Big Daddy" Sizelove, 60, Waynesville, died Thursday, March 26, 1998, at his residence. He was born in Hamilton and raised in Oxford.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Stubbs-Conner Funeral Home in Waynesville with the Revs. Jing Chow and L. L. Young officiating. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, P.O. Box 3509, Dayton, 45401-3509 or to the American Cancer Society, 11117 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, 45242-1817.

Isabelle Hamman Butterfield 

Isabelle Hamman Butterfield, 90, died at her residence on April 1, 1998, in Cridersville.
She was born March 29, 1908, in Oxford to Harry and Ida (Salyer) Hamman. She married Galvin H. Butterfield on Jan. 27, 1927.
Funeral services were held in Cridersville.

Glenn S. Dennison 

Glenn S. Dennison, 85, of Oxford, died April 6, 1998, in Weslaco, Texas where he and his wife have spent the past 16 winters. He was born in Carroll County, Ind., on Aug. 7, 1912.
He graduated from McGuffy High School and attended Miami University for two years. He farmed until 1944 in McGonigle. In 1944 he became a Nationwide Mutual Insurance Companies. He retired in 1982.
Funeral services were held April 13 at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home. Burial followed at Oxford Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to a favorite charity in his memory. 

Joseph H. Eucks 

Joseph H. Eucks, 61, of College Corner, Ohio, died April 7, 1998, at his home. He was born in Franklin County, Ind., on Sept. 28, 1936, the son of Ernest and Helen (Mitchell) Eucks. He married Geraldine Rodgers in Jellico, Tenn., on Nov. 9, 1994.
Burial followed at the College Corner Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bob Ridenour, Cliff Ezsol, Fred Hackney, Larry Thomas, Bob Combs and Rick Maddock.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Raymond L. Moloney 

A memorial service for Raymond L. Moloney will be held at 4 p.m. April 24 in the Sesquicentennial Chapel on the campus of Miami University. He died Dec. 16, 1997 at his home on Fountain Hills, Ariz.
 

Virgil W. Pohlar 

Virgil W. Pohlar, 80, of 6163 S. State Road, 101, Liberty, Ind., died April 8, 1998, at the Brookville Health Center in Brookville, Ind. He was born on March 25, 1918. He married Annabel F. Dudley on Aug. 17, 1940, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oxford.
Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Bridget's Catholic Church on April 13. The pastor of the church, the Rev. John O'Brien, officiated. Burial followed at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Boston, Ind.
Memorials are suggested to Reid Hospital Foundation for Hospice, St Bridget's Building Fund or the St. Michael's School Building Fund in Brookville.
 

Ida Mae Posvar, 

Ida Mae Posvar, age 84, of Indianapolis, Ind., died at her home on March 30, 1998.
She was born July 8, 1913, in Madison County, Ky.
A graveside service was held at the Oxford Cemetery.
The Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford, was in charge of local arrangements. 

Gary M. Robbins 

Gary M. Robbins, 48, of 517 North 21st St., Richmond, Ind., was found dead near the railroad overpass on North 20th St, in Richmond on Sunday. The Wayne County Coroner's office is investigating the death.
He was born in Richmond, Ind. on Aug. 31, 1949.
Plans for public graveside services were not complete as of presstime. Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, is in charge of arrangements.

Paul R. Sarringhaus 

Paul R. Sarringhaus, 77, of Middletown, died April 7, 1998, in Middletown Regional Hospital.
He was born in Indiana but his family moved to Hamilton when he was 2 years old. He graduated from Hamilton High School.
He was well-known in Butler County sports circles. He was Ohio's high school football player of the year in 1939 when the Big Blue went undefeated and won the state championship. Funeral services were held Saturday at Colligan Funeral Home, in Hamilton with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or a charity of one's choice.

Theodore F. Thomas 

Theodore F. Thomas, 87, of Prescott, Ariz., died April 8 at his home. He was born in Harrison, Ohio, the son of George and Rosa (Schlaunt) Thomas. In the late 1930s and early 1940s, he and his brother, Paul, operated "The Thrift Shop," one of Oxford's first radio sales and repair stores.
Graveside services were held Saturday at the Oxford Cemetery with the Rev. James Sargent of the Oxford United Methodist Church officiating.
Arrangements were made by the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home in Oxford.
Contributions in Thomas' memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. 

Anna F. Warren 

Anna F. Warren, 74, of Oxford, died April 6, 1998, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was born on August 1, 1923, in Lawrenceburg, Ind. Funeral services were held April 10 at the Elm Street Christian Church in Oxford with the Rev. Roger Frazier officiating.
Burial was at the Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton.

Martha J. Weidenbach 

Martha J. Weidenbach, 80, of Snowden Road, West College Corner, Ind., died Sunday at the Oxford View Nursing Center. She was born in Franklin County, Ind. on Feb. 16, 1918, the daughter of Andrew and Cora (Hyde) Weidenbach. She was a graduate of McGuffey High School.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home with the Rev. Malcolm B. Greene, pastor of the Bath United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Big Cedar Cemetery, Springfield Township, Franklin County, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bath United Methodist Church. 

Paul F. Witter 

Paul F. Witter, 96, formerly of Camden, died April 12, 1998, at Ashton Woods Rehabilitation Center in Atlanta, Ga. He was born March 24, 1902, in Camden.
A memorial service was held April 14 at the R.C. Nein & Sons-Limber Funeral Home/Willard Moss Jr. Memorial Chapel, in Camden. A Masonic Service with Camden Lodge #159 was held. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Camden Lodge #159, in Camden in his memory.

Christopher H. Coffman 

Christopher Howard Coffman, 32, of Tampa, Fla., died April 13, 1998, in an auto-truck accident near Fort Wayne, Ind. He was born in Richmond, Ind., on July 30, 1965. 
He lived in the Centerville-Abington area during most of his life. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1984 and from Ball State University in 1989 with a degree in marketing.
Services were held at April 17 at Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home, in Baker-Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, Ind., with the Rev. Fred Haywood, pastor of the Boston United Methodist Church officiating. Burial followed at Dale Cemetery in Connersville, Ind. 
Contributions may be sent to the Chris Coffman Scholarship Fund in care of the Centerville High School at 507 Willow Grove Rd. Centerville, Ind. 47330.

Jack J. Mayer 

Jack J. Mayer, 86, of Sandusky, Ohio, (formerly of Oxford) died April 17, 1998, at Providence Hospital where he had been a patient in the Mayer Rehabilitation Center for two months.
He was born March 14, 1912, in St. Louis. He attended schools in Columbus including Ohio State University where he studied mechanical engineering. He married Beverlie Buck on Oct. 29, 1938.
A memorial service was held April 21 at 2 p.m. at Parkvue Place, Sandusky.
A private burial was held at Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky. 
Memorial contributions may be made in JackÕs memory to the charity of the donorÕs choice.

Mary Meyer 

Funeral services for Mary Warwick Meyer, 72, retired Miami University staff member and owner of the The Junction House tavern, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Foster in charge. Burial will follow in the Oxford Cemetery. Her death follows by less than six months that of her husband, William D. ÒBangÓ Meyer, who died Nov. 9.
Visitation will be held at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home from 7-9 p.. Friday. James Edward OÕBrien 

James Edward OÕBrien, 83, died April 15, 1998, at Highlands of Fort Thomas Nursing Home in Fort Thomas, Ky.
Services were held at Mass of Christian Burial at St. Therese Church, Southgate, Ky. Burial followed at St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas, Ky.
 

Dr. Robert E. Wieche 

Dr. Robert E. Wieche, 70, died as a result of an automobile accident, in Scottsdale, Ariz, on April 15. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ledale Williams Wieche and his parents, Robert H. and Esther Wieche.

H. Ned Brosier 

H. Ned Brosier, 68, of Reily died at his home Sunday. Preceded in death by his wife, Ned and Mary Ellen a rejoined for eternity.

Ned Brosier served the community as township trustee for more than 20 years, as well as serving one term as clerk.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, 101 W. Church Street, Oxford. Visitation was Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
 

Julia Ruth Hill 

Julia Ruth Hill, 91, formerly of 8959 Camden-College Corner Road, College Corner, Ohio, died April 21, 1998, at the Hillcrest Estates Nursing Home, Liberty, Ind.

She was born Nov. 7, 1906, in Winthrop, Iowa. She was a lifetime resident of the College Corner area. She graduated from College Corner High School in 1925.

Services were held at the Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home, Baker Chapel, College Corner.

Memorials may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church, College Corner or the College Corner Fire Department at the funeral home. 

William Samuel Keasling 

William Samuel Keasling, 87, of Liberty, Ind., died at his residence April 22, 1998. He was born in Bicknell, Ind. He was married to his wife, Opal Canary, on April 13, 1996.

A memorial service was held at the Liberty Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Fred Cox of the Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church officiating April 25.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County E.M.S. in his memory. 
 

Edgar H. Shoupe 

The Rev. Edgar H. Shoupe died at his home April 23, 1998. The Rev. Shoupe was born on May 22, 1928, in Alva, Ky., (Harlan County).

In 1953, he married Rebecca Shoupe in Harlan County, Ky.

Services were held on Monday, April 27 at the Smith Ogle Funeral Home in Oxford. Contributions in memory of the Rev. Shoupe can be made to the American Diabetes Association through the Smith Ogle Funeral Home. 
 

Harry A. Wadleigh 

Harry A. Wadleigh, 87, a descendant of two pioneer families, died April 24, in Oxford, Ohio. Born in Oxford, on Sept. 19, 1910, he was a lifelong resident.

His mother's family settled in Franklin County, Ind. His great, great-grandfather, Abraham Lee, became the first secretary of the Indian Creek Baptist Church, Ohio. On his father's side his great, great-grandfather, John Wadleigh Sr's. family settled in Oxford, arriving from Maine and New Hampshire.

Funeral services were held at the Smith Ogle Funeral Home April 29. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the National Wildlife Federation, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22184.


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