Miscellaneous Butler County, Ohio Obituaries

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Robert H. Dillhoff
Robert H. Dillhoff, 61, of Hamilton, died at the Grandview Hospital of Dayton, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998. He was born in Cincinnati, Aug. 5, 1936. He was a service representative manager for the Pitman Printing for the past 12 years and also was owner of the Dillhoff Graphic Service and did farming throughout the years.Mass of Christian Burial was held at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Saturday, Aug. 8. Burial was at the Reily Cemetery. 

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John Ancil George
John Ancil George, 82, of Camden died on Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at the Hospice of Dayton.
He was born Feb. 11, 1916, in London, Ky. He was a farmer for over 30 years; retired in 1985 from Landmark in Eaton after 26 years of service. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the First Southern Baptist Church of Camden, with the Rev. Greg Jackson officiating. Burial was at Fairmount Cemetery.
R.C. Nein & Sons at Limber Funeral Home, Camden, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Arthur P. Goldner
Arthur P. Goldner, 74, 6195 Fairfield Road, Oxford, died in Oxford on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Nov. 27, 1923. He came to Oxford to attend Miami University in 1942 and except for three years of service as a pilot with the United States Navy Air Corps during WWII, he has lived in Oxford since as a businessman and attorney.
Services were held Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, at the Miami University Sesquicentennial Chapel, with the Rev. Robert K. Foster officiating. Burial was at the Oxford Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the Oxford Life Squad or to Miami University. Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford, was in charge of the arrangements. 

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Harold P. "Huffy" Huffman
Harold P. "Huffy" Huffman, 68, 6214 Hester Road, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at his residence. An Oxford native, he was born in his parents' home of South Main Street on July 9, 1930. He graduated from high school and attended Miami University in Oxford. He served in the Korean War in the capacity of sergeant (Army) from 1951 to 1953.
He was well acquainted with the Oxford community as he provided plumbing, heating, maintenance and building services. He worked for Mahany Coal and Lumber for many years. He then worked for McCullough-Hyde Hospital for approximately 25 years before retiring.
Funeral services were held at the Oxford Church of God on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Burial followed at the Oxford Cemetery.
Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford, was in charge of the arrangements. 

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Maude Elizabeth Paxton
Maude Elizabeth Paxton, age 92, formerly of 325 W. High St., Oxford, died on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998, at the Oxford View Nursing Center. She was born in Israel Township, Preble County, on Sept. 5, 1902. She was a home economics teacher for thirty-six years at College Corner High School, Conneaut (Ohio) High School and at Warren Wilson Junior College in Asheville, N. C.
She moved to Oxford in 1975.
Private graveside services will be held at the College Corner Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Resident Council Fund at the Oxford View Nursing Center, 6099 Fairfield Road, Oxford, Ohio 45056.
Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford, was in charge of arrangements. 

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W. Mark Sheard
W. Mark Sheard, 86, a lifelong resident of Oxford, died at his home on Saturday, August 8,1998. Born in Oxford on March 29, he worked for Carmen Studebaker Sales and Service, for Socony-Mobil Oil Company and from 1946 until 1975 for Cincinnati Gas & Electric, retiring as Oxford office manager.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, 101 W. Church St., Oxford, with burial at the Oxford Cemetery.
Eastern Star Services were held Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts be made to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital, the Masonic Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 629, Worthington, OH 43085 or to Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, 1132 W. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Oh 45240.

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Roberta (Bertie) G. Waltz
Roberta (Bertie) G. Waltz, 83, 10183 Whitcomb Road, Brookville, Ind., died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, at her residence. She was born May 12, 1915, in West Harrison, Ind.
She was a homemaker and lived most of her life in Franklin County. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, Brookville, Ind. Burial was at Maple Grove, Brookville with the Rev. Carl Dixon officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Whitcomb United Methodist Church. 

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Joan G. Wayne
Joan G. Wayne, 70, 20 Rose Ave., Oxford, died at her home Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, following an illness of one year. She was born in Piqua, Ohio, on Oct. 20, 1927.
She had resided in Hagerstown, Ind., before moving to Oxford 16 years ago. She was a graduate of Piqua High School and Ohio State University. She was formerly employed by Milton-Bradley Co. of Chicago and for many years owned and operated Joan's Cab Service in Oxford.
Memorial services will be held at Kumler Chapel at 11 a.m. (Ohio time) Friday, Aug. 14, with the Revs. Dick Wang and Mel Humes officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Vitose Hospice, 11117 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, Oh 45242.
Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown, is in charge of the arrangements. 

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David L. Frazier 
David L. Frazier, 67, professor emeritus of English at Miami University, died of cancer Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. He was an instructor at Miami 1955-57, an instructor at Earlham 1957-59 and a teaching assistant and then graduate fellow at the University of New Mexico 1959-61. He returned to Miami, joining the English faculty in 1962. He retired in 1994.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Oxford United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the cancer support group at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital or the college and youth program at the Oxford United Methodist Church.
Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford, was in charge of the arrangements. 
 

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Alpha M. Norvell 

Alpha M. Norvell, 72, formerly of West College Corner, Ind., died Sunday, Aug. 30, at the residence of her sister in College Corner, after a lengthy illness. She was born on Jan. 4, 1926.
She was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge No. 179 in Ontario, Calif. She studied interior design and computer programming and one year of home economics after high school. She was a food service manager for Szabo Foods.
Funeral services were held at the Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home, Baker Chapel, College Corner, Wednesday, Sept. 2. Burial followed at the College Corner Cemetery, W. College Corner.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at the funeral home. 
 

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Magdolyn Evonda Warren 

Magdolyn Evonda Warren, 89 of Oxford, died at her home on Thursday, Aug. 27,1998. She was born on April 13, 1909 in Richmond, Indiana and was a 1927 graduate of Steele High School in Dayton, Ohio. She returned to Oxford in 1928 where she married Claude Warren on January 19,1931.
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home with burial in the Woodside Cemetery in Oxford.
Memorial contributions may directed to the Oxford Senior Citizens Center. 

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Burnice L. Emrick 

Burnice L. Emrick, 103, of Northedge Apartments, Eaton, Ohio, died Sunday, Sept. 

13, 1998, at Manor Care Nursing Home in Miamisburg, after a brief hospitalization. He was born on Feb. 23, 1895, at the family homestead located in West Elkton Township. 

Graveside services were held at West Elkton Fairmound Cemetery Saturday, Sept. 19. 

R. C. Nein & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, was in charge of the arrangements. 
 

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Elena Fichter 

Elena Fichter, 74, Charleston, Ill., formerly of Oxford, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998. She was born Jan. 5, 1924, in Torreon Coahuila, Mexico. She married Richard Hiett Fichter in 1950. 

Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 18, at the Wesley United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dale Beck officiating. 

The family suggests memorials be senty to the Alzheimer's Support Group of Central Illinois, 2484 East Harrison St., Charleston, Ill. 61920. 
 

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Anna E. Graham 

Anna E. Graham, 88, of Camden, Ohio, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at her home. 

She was born on April 15, 1910, in Hamilton, Ohio. 

She was employed by the Village of Camden as clerk and treasurer until her retirement. She was a member of the Camden United Methodist Church. 

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 19, at the R.C. Nein & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., Camden. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery in Gratis, Ohio. 
 

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Roy F. Hull 

Roy F. Hull, 68, 11022 Keeler Road, Brookville, Ind., died Sept. 18, at his residence. 

He was born Feb. 18, 1930, in Connersville, Ind. 

He retired from Farm Bureau Insurance, on Nov. 1, 1992, after 35 years of service. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 22, at First Baptist Church of Connersville with the Rev. Dan McCollough, pastor, officiating. A Masonic memorial service was held Monday. 

Burial was at Dale Cemetery, Connersville. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Connersville of Franklin County EMS. Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home, Brookville, was in charge of the arrangements. 
 

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Estella Keister 

Estella (Schatzman) Keister, 96, of Bellbrook, formerly of Oxford and Middletown, died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, at Carriage by the Lake Nursing Home, Bellbrook. 

Graveside services were held Monday, Sept. 21, at Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, with the Rev. Mike Weber officiating. 

Tobias-Conner Funeral Home, Bellbrook, assisted the family with arrangements. 
 

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Bernice Robitzer 

Bernice (Murrell) Robitzer, 95, a resident of Otterbein-Lebanon Retirement Village since 1991, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998. She was born in Warren County, Ohio, on Feb. 3, 1903. 

She taught school from 1920-1927 and worked as deputy treasurer for the Warren County Treasurer's Office for 10 years. She later moved to Florida where she worked as secretary for the University of Miami Physics Department. 

A private burial was held Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Miami Cemetery, Corwin. 

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Otterbein-Lebanon Chapel. 

Memorials are requested to the Otterbein-Lebanon Benevolent Care Fund. 

Arrangements by Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home, Lebanon. 

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Virgil E. Wallen 

Virgil E. Wallen, 81, a longtime resident of Oxford, died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998. 

He was employed at Miami University for 35 years, and the Oxford Presbyterian Church as a groundkeeper and maintenance man for 10 years. 

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Colligan Funeral Home, Hamilton, is in charge of the arrangements.


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