Miscellaneous Butler County, Ohio Obituaries


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Tucker Keller Barnhart 
Tucker Keller Barnhart, age 51, of Oxford, died at home on Dec. 26, 1998, after an heroic bout with cancer.

He was born in Hamilton on Sept. 3, 1947, the son of Edward J. and Betty (Keller) Barnhart, He graduated from Culver (Indiana) Military Academy in 1966 and from Brown University in 1970 and did graduate work in geophysics.

He is survived by his loving companion, Lynne Wagner; his parents of Oxford; two brothers, Bill Barnhart (Shirley), Malvern, Penn., and Scott Barnhart (Anne), Oxford; one sister, Patricia Kaufman, (Donald), Oxford; eight nieces and nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at 3 p.m. at the Oxford Presbyterian Church.

The family will greet friends following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to a scholarship fund being established at Talawanda High School in his memory.


James M. Cumberland 
James M. Cumberland, 82, Hillsboro, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at Highland District Hospital.

He was born Nov. 2, 1916, near Sardinia, Ohio, a son of Ison and Mary (Hudson) Cumberland, both of whom have preceded him in death.

He is survived by a daughter, Marvel Clemons Hurston of Oxford; three brothers, John, George and Stanley Cumberland, all of Hillsboro; three grandchildren, Bruce Wayne Miller Jr., Cherie Marie and Julia Lenora Hurston; seven great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 28, at the New Hope Baptist Church. The Revs. Wendell L. Harewood, Michael Hudson, Kenneth Burns, Robert Medley and Daryl Jackson co-officiated.

Burial was at the Hillsboro Cemetery.

Turner & Son Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.


Arnold Cook 
Arnold Cook, 73, formerly of Camden, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

Mr. Cook was born on May 10, 1925, in Hamilton, Ohio, the son of the late James and Eva (Campbell) Cook. He grew up in Camden and was a member of Odd Fellows Lodge in Camden. He farmed in the Preble County area for many years.

He is survived by three brothers, Paul Cook and Joseph Cook, both of Richmond, Ind., Claude Cook of Dayton; and a sister, Mary (Alfred) Tillery of Fountain City, Ind.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Cook, and a sister, Agnes Winters. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 30, at the R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. Fred Hill officiating.

Burial followed at the Fairmount Cemetery in Camden.


Larry V. Lakes 
Larry V. Lakes, 58, of Camden, died Friday, Dec. 25, 1998, at his home. Mr. Lakes was born on Feb. 6, 1940, in Hamilton, Ohio, to Raymond and Olive (Bowling) Lakes. He married Barbara Michael on June 5, 1961, in Nashua, N.H.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Barbara Lakes of Camden; one daughter, Tamelia Lakes Gonzales of Santa Fe, N. Mex.;one half-brother, Myron Lakes of Dayton; and a half-sister, Trina Cline of Dayton; and two grandchildren, Aaron and Alex Gonzales.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at the R. C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, 249 N. Main St., Camden. The Rev. David Tackett will officiate.

Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery in Camden.


Chris D. Mathews 
Chris D. Mathews, 62, 432 Park Hill Drive, Liberty, Ind., died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, in at Fayette Memorial Hospital in Connersville, Ind.

He was born to Farrell and Mary Burch Mathews on Nov. 16, 1936, in Union County, Ind. He had lived in the Union and Fayette counties all his life. He wed Joan Allen on Nov. 8, 1958, in Liberty.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Allen Mathews of Liberty; two sons, Jeffery D. Mathews and Douglas B. Mathews, both of Liberty; four brothers, Phillip Mathews of Brownsville, Ind., Donald Mathews of Greensburg, Ind., Everett Mathews of Liberty and Charles Mathews of Indianapolis; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Gene Mathews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home in Liberty. The Revs. Kenneth Myers, pastor of his church, and Audley Turner, officiated.

Burial was at Maple Grove Cemetery, Brookville, Ind.

Contributions may be made to the Maple Grove Baptist Church at the funeral home.


Beverly Jo Wollyung 
Beverly Jo Wollyung, 67, of Oxford, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998 at the Hospice of Cincinnati.

She was born in Lynn, Ind., on June 10, 1931, the daughter of William and Lela Juanita (Moore) Harrison.

On March 17, 1951, she married Lawrence Wollyung in Liberty, Ind., and they lived all their married life in Oxford. She worked eleven years at Revco Drugs in Oxford retiring 1987.

She is survived by her husband; one son, Larry Wollyung, Marion, Ind., two daughters, Mrs. Susan Large, Hamilton, and Ms. Cheryl Eikelberger, Loveland, Ohio; one granddaughter, Kristen Eikelberger; her mother, Mrs. Lela Juanita Ridge, Arcadia, Ind.; three brothers, Gary Harrison, Troy Harrison, Mike Harrison; three sisters, Joyce Hertel, Vivian Beam, and Diane Rinker, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, 101 W. Church St., Oxford.

Burial will be at the College Corner Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oncology Unit of Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati.


Ellis McDill 
There will be a graveside service for the family and friends of Ellis McDill at the College Corner Cemetery in W. College Corner, Ind., at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999.

The Rev. Jason Bantz, pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Mr. McDill died several weeks ago in Florida.

Following the service, everyone is invited to join the family for a luncheon and fellowship at the Presbyterian Church in College Corner.


Jay (John M.) Kinne 
Jay (Lance Corporal John M.) Kinne, USMC, died Jan. 7, 1999 at his grandmother's house.

He was born Dec. 22, 1977, son of Bobbi and John Kinne. Jay was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and sang in the folk group. He graduated from Badin High School with the class of 1996 and entered the United States Marine Corp. in May of 1997, where he obtained the rank of Lance Corporal and was a mechanic.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday. Smith and Ogle Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Donations may be made in memory of Jay Kinne to: Duke Brain Tumor Center, c/o Henry S. Friedman, Box 3624, Durham, N.C., 27710.


Priscilla E. Arnold 
Priscilla E. Arnold, 49, of Patten, Maine, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at her brother's residence in Oxford. She was born June 25, 1949, in Bath, Maine.

In November, she came to Oxford to be with her brother for the holidays and was joined by her husband in December.

Services were held Jan. 11, at the Smith and Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford.


Rayburn H. Webb 
Rayburn H. Webb, 79, of Camden, died Wednesday, Jan. 6 at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born Aug. 2, 1919. He married Carol Anderson on Aug. 2, 1965, in Oxford. He was employed for 20 years at Miami University as a supervisor in trucking and moving. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a Purple Heart recipient in WWII.

A private graveside service is being held at the convenience of the family. R.C. Nein and Sons-Thompson Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements.


Stuart D. Noble 
Stuart D. Noble, 80, of Liberty, Ind., died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Dec. 5, 1918.

He had lived in the Union County area since 1988. He retired from being a CPA and Real Estate Broker in 1971. He was a World War II Army veteran, where he attained the rank of sergeant. He married the former Sally Ann Blakley on Oct. 16, 1982.

Services were held Jan. 9 at the Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel in Liberty, Ind. The Rev. James R. Orr, pastor of the Central Christian Church in Connersville, Ind., officiated.

Burial was in Dale Cemetery, Connersville, Ind.

Memorial contributions may be made to the East Side United Methodist Church, Connersville, Ind., in his memory.


Ruth Lemming Pearson 
Ruth Lemming Pearson, 85, of Huntingburg, Ind., died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at the Huntingburg Convalescant Center in Huntingburg, Ind. She was born Dec. 30, 1913 in Fayette County, Ind. She had lived in Huntingburg for the past five years.

She was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Muncie, Ind. She, with her husband Paul Arthur Pearson, owned and operated The Hearing Aid Center in Muncie.

Services were conducted Monday at Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel in Connersville, Ind. Father Stanley Herber, pastor of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Connersville, officiated. Burial followed in Dale Cemetery, Connersville.

Contributions may be made at the chapel to the Salvation Army.


Charles L. Morgan 
Charles L. Morgan, 73, of Liberty, Ind., died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999 in the emergency room at Fayette Memorial Hospital in Connersville, Ind. He was born June 8, 1925, at Fairhaven, Ohio. He has lived in Union County since 1946.

He was a member of the Salem Friends Meeting in Liberty, Ind. and was a veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII, where he earned the Purple Heart. He retired in 1984 from Stants Manufacturing in Connersville, where he had spent 10 years. Prior to that he repaired office machines in Indianapolis with Burroughs and then in Richmond, Ind. in the 1950s.

Services were held Wednesday at Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel, of Liberty, Ind. Pastor Nancy Nelson, of his church, officiated.

Burial followed in Fairhaven Cemetery, Fairhaven, Ohio, where military graveside rites were conducted by the V.F.W. and American Legion posts of Liberty.

Contributions may be made to the Salem Friends Meeting at the chapel.


Bonnie Larrison 
Bonnie Larrison, 66, of Morning Sun, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.

She was born on Oct. 1, 1932, Ohio. She married Eugene Larrison on July 6, 1951 in Fairhaven.

Mrs. Larrison was a member of the Fairhaven United Methodist Church, Fairhaven United Methodist Women, Lakengren Bridge Club and Senior Citizens of Oxford.

Services were held Jan. 13, at the R.C. Nein and Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, of Camden, with the Rev. George Pettit officiating.

Burial was in the Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton, Ohio.


Kathryn Smith Weidenbach 
Kathryn "Kate" Smith Weidenbach, 82, former resident of W. College Corner, Ind., died Friday, Jan. 9, 1999, at the Birchwood Care Center in Hamilton, where she had been residing.

She was born Aug. 4, 1916 in Butler County.

She graduated in 1934 from Reily High School. She retired in 1984 from working with her husband, Tom, in their egg farming business. She married Thomas G. Weidenbach in Lexington, Ohio, on March 27, 1935. Services were held Jan. 13, at the Rose Hill Cemetery Chapel in Hamilton, with burial following in the cemetery.

The Rev. Kenneth Dugas, of the Allison Ave. Baptist Church in Hamilton, officiated.

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