Miscellaneous Butler County, Ohio Obituaries

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Truman Leisure

Truman Leisure, age 75, of North Fort Meyers, Florida, and of Fairhaven, Ohio, died on Monday, April 19, 1999 in North Forth Meyers, Florida. Leisure was born on April 14, 1924 in Elwood, Ind. A Preble County area farmer and carpenter, Leisure was also employed at Miami University for ten years. He was a member of the Fairhaven Community Church and the Dayton Emmaus Community. 

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 24 at the Fairhaven Community Church, Fairhaven, with Rev. John Crutchfield officiating. R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in the Fairhaven Cemetery in Fairhaven, Ohio. 

Memorials are suggested to Hope Hospice and Pallative Care, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Meyers, Florida, 33908 or to the Fairhaven Community Church, 6585 Israel-Somers Rd., Camden, Ohio 45311. 

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Lenora Mae Moore

Lenora Mae Moore, 86, of College Corner, Ind., died Tuesday, April 20, 1999 in Reily, Ohio. She was born on May 27, 1912 in Morgan County, Ky. Funeral services were held Friday, April 23, at Barnes Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Clarence Brannon officiating. Burial was in Concord Cemetery Dixon Township, Eaton, Ohio. 

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G. Ura Grover

G. Ura Grover died April 21, 1999, in Hamilton, Ohio, after a short illness. Long-time residents of Oxford, Grover and his wife Raymah have lived for the past year and a half at The Franciscan at Shroder in Hamilton. 

He was born June 20, 1914, in El Paso, Texas. 

On July 2, 1939, he and Raymah R. Rothgeb were married in Rio Grande, Ohio. He spent a number of years in education and also spent a number of years working in industry. In 1974 he and Mrs. Grover decided to go into mission work and they moved to Rhodesia, where Mr. Grover served as a senior high teacher at a mission school through 1976. They returned in 1986. 

A memorial service was held Sunday, April 25 at the Oxford Presbyterian Church. Private burial services were held in Cheshire Hill Cemetery, near Gallipolis, Ohio. 

The Smith and Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Terre Haute South Gideons, P.O. Box 2603, Terra Haute, Ind., 47802, The Oxford Presbyterian Church, 101 N. Main St., Oxford, Ohio, 45056, or a charity of choice. 

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Ralph H. Stigall, Sr

Ralph H. Stigall, Sr., 62, of Oxford, died Saturday, April 24, 1999 at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. He was born May 29, 1936 in Somerset, Ky. For 20 years he worked at the Oxford Post Office before going into business for himself. In 1985 he started Stigall Cleaning Service, and later worked for the American Fan Company in Fairfield. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 28, at the Elm Street Christian Church. 

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James Chasteen

James Chasteen, 97, died Saturday, April 24 at Fort Hamilton-Hughes Hospital. He was born April 12, 1902 in Cartersville, Ky. 

He was employed by the B&O Railroad for 47 years, retiring in 1969 after working in the Middletown and Oxford areas. He moved to Oxford in 1938, where he lived until he became a resident of Golden Years Nursing Home in 1995. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 27 at the Smith and Ogle Funeral Home, of Oxford, with the Rev. Bobby Ball, of the Calvary Mission Baptist Church, Overpeck, Ohio, officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery. 

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Florence Hoblit

Florence Newbauer Hoblit, 84, of Camden, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 21, at the Suites of Greenbriar in Eaton, Ohio. She was born Jan. 20, 1915. 

She was formerly employed by Preble County Board of Mental Retardation, and taught in several different school systems. 

Memorial services will be held Sunday, May 2, 1999 at 2 p.m. at the Camden United Methodist Church, 100 S. Lafayette St., Camden. Pastor Jackie Marshall and Pastor Gary Wood will officiate. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Camden United Methodist Church for the furtherance of handicap accessibility. 

R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, of Camden, is assisting the family with arrangements. 

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Douglas Staley

Douglas H. Staley, 73, of Camden, died Monday, April 26, 1999 at Woodland Country Manor near Somerville, Ohio. He was born May 11, 1924 in Middletown, Ohio. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He retired from Armco Steel in 1990 - where he was a quality control supervisor - after 38 years of service. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 30, 1999 at 11 a.m. at the R.C. Nein & Sons- Thompson Funeral Home, 249 N. Main St., Camden. Burial will be in the Butler County Memorial Park in Trenton, Ohio. 

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Eddie Moster

Eddie G. Moster Sr., 60, of Brookville, Ind., died Friday, April 23, 1999 at Deaconess Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born March 7, 1939 in Laurel, Ind., and he remained a lifelong resident of Franklin County. 

He was the founder, owner and operator of the former Brookville Concrete Company, from 1967 to 1991. He also owned and operated the Liberty Sand & Gravel Company in Liberty, Ind. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 28, at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dan McCollough, of the First Baptist Church of Connersville, officiating. Burial followed in Maple Grove Cemetery, in Brookville. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or the Franklin County Volunteer Fire Department. 

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Stephen Michael
Stephen Russell Michael, 63, of Camden, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at his home, after a two-year illness. He was born May 13, 1935 in Preble County.

He retired in 1998 from Delphi (Harrison) in Moraine City after 29 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Hubert Michael.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 29 at the R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael Gadd officiated. Burial was in the Fairmount Cemetery in Camden.

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Robert G. Coffey
Robert G. Coffey, 94, of Bath, Ind., died April 26, 1999 at Oxford View Nursing Center in Oxford. He was born April 27, 1904 in Bath Township in Franklin County, Indiana. He was a retired farmer and insurance agent for Franklin County Farmers Mutual Insurance Company.

Services were held Thursday, April 29, 1999 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville, Ind., with the Pastor Malcolm Greene officiating. Burial followed in Big Cedar Cemetery, also in Brookville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Franklin County E.M.S. or Bath United Methodist Church.

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Michael Newberry
Michael Douglas Newberry, 49, of Oxford, died Saturday, May 1, 1999 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born June 1, 1949 in Hamilton, Ohio.

He graduated from Talawanda High School with the class of 1969. For eight years he worked for the Herman Baker Trucking Company and most recently he was employed by the Overpeck Trucking Company, where he worked for the last four years.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at the Smith and Ogle Funeral Home of Oxford.

The family has suggested that donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, Md. 20852.

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Robert M. Porter
Robert M. Porter, 73, of Liberty, Ind., died Sunday, May 2, 1999 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind. He was born July 24, 1925 in Union County, Ind.

He lived all his life in Union County and farmed the family farm.

A public memorial service will be held Friday, May 7, at 11 a.m. at the Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church in Liberty, Ind. There will be no public visitation.

Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel in Liberty, Ind. is in charge of services.

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Shelby Sorrell
Shelby Nichole Sorrell, infant daughter of Duane and Shelly Fields Sorrell, was delivered early Saturday morning at McCullough-Hyde Hospital in Oxford.

The baby was deceased at birth.

Graveside services were held at West Point Cemetery on Tuesday, May 4, 1999. The family requests all who wish to send contributions to the O.B. ward at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, Oxford.

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Stanley Edward Stephenson
Stanley Edward Stephenson, 68, of Hamilton, died in Fort Hamilton Hospital Friday, April 30, 1999. He was born in Hamilton Jan. 31, 1931. He married Marilyn R. Fismer on Feb. 6, 1954 in St. Stephens Catholic Church in Hamilton.

He was a Certified Public Accountant until retiring in 1998 from Stephenson and Warner, Inc.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, May 4 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, followed by burial in St. Stephen's Cemetery. Brown-Dawson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The family suggests memorial donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.


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