Miscellaneous Butler County, Ohio Obituaries

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Linnie M. Cook 

Linnie M. Cook, 93, of Camden, died Tuesday, June 8, 1999 at Woodland Country Manor near Somerville. She was born July 30, 1905 in Moreland, Kentucky. She married Paul R. Cook on Aug. 3, 1929 in Hamilton, Ohio.

Services were held Saturday, June 12 at the R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home of Camden. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery in Eaton.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, 3797 Summit Glen Dr., Dayton, Ohio 45449.

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Marlin Templeton Leffler 

Marlin T. Leffler, 88, died April 27 at the Crown Center at Laurel Lake in Hudson, Ohio.

He was born on the family farm in College Corner, Ind. He graduated from Miami University in 1932 and received his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1936 from the University of Illinois.

In 1933, he married his high school sweetheart, Martha Driscol. They settled in Lake Bluff, Ill. and raised three daughters.

A memorial service was held May 1 at the Hudson Presbyterian Church.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Roger Adams Fund at the University of Illinois, the Laural Lake Memorial Fund or the Hudson Presbyterian Church.

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Christine Pells 

Christine Pells, 76, of Camden, died Saturday, June 12, 1999 at her home.

She was born April 28, 1923 in Old Landing, Kentucky. She married John (Jack) Pells on April 26, 1954 in New Jersey.

She was a veteran of the United States Navy, was employed at Hyatt Roller Bearing for five years and was also a homemaker.

A mass of Christian burial was held Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Camden. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery in Camden.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Vitas Hospice, 1132 West Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45240.

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James Groves 

James Groves, 67, of Camden, died Friday, June 11, 1999 at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born Nov. 29, 1931. He married Betty Jane Sorrell on Dec. 10, 1955 in Richmond, Ind.

He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was a recipient of the Korean Service Ribbon, the U.S. Service Ribbon, the National Defense Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Groves was self-employed as a truck driver.

Graveside services were held Monday at the Somerville Cemetery in Somerville.

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Irmgarde Osis 

Irmgarde Osis, 93, of Oxford, died Thursday, June 10, 1999 at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. She was born March 13, 1906 in Latvia.

She and her mother came to America on August 27, 1949. Her sister Erika was an artist in Lexington, Kentucky, and they moved there after living in Wisconsin.

She met her husband, Jekabs, who was the minister of the Latvian Church in Cincinnati, while attending services there.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Smith and Ogle Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial was in the Oxford Cemetery.

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Capt. Michael D. Ricinak 

Capt. Michael D. (Mike) Ricinak, USN Ret., died May 20, 1999. He was born Nov. 25, 1923 in Philadelphia, Penn. He graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y. in the class of 1944 with a bachelor of science degree. He served in World War II as a naval Reserve office and was granted a commission in the regular Navy following the war.

He was stationed at the Miami University Naval ROTC unit in the late 1040s and met his wife, Rose, here. The former Rose Johnson grew up in Oxford and is the sister of Richard Johnson, of Oxford.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of the Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary in Santa Maria, Calif. with military honors and burial in Santa Maria Cemetery.

The family suggests donations to the Marian Medical Center Foundation, 1400 E. Church St., Santa Maria, Calif. 93454.

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Harry Gibbins

Harry Gibbins, 77, of Camden, died Friday, June 18, 1999 at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born Nov. 11, 1921 in Preble County, Ohio.

He was a retired Israel Township farmer, member of the First United Presbyterian Church in College Corner, Ohio, and past church trustee, Preble County Farm Bureau Advisory Council #12.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 21 at the Barnes Funeral Home in Eaton, with the Rev. Robert K. Foster officiating. Burial was in Fairhaven Cemetery, Fairhaven, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Presbyterian Church in College Corner or VITAS of Cincinnati Hospice.

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Mariemma Gorman Gilbert

Mariemma Gorman Gilbert, 83, of Oxford, died Thursday, June 17, 1999 at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital after a short illness. A resident of Oxford for 30 years, she had worked in various student affairs positions at Miami University before retiring in 1982 as assistant director of student housing.

She was born in Indianapolis, Ind. and graduated from Earlham College in 1937. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 3 at 10:30 a.m. at the Oxford Presbyterian Church. The Smith and Ogle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested contributions in memory of Mariemma Gilbert may be made to the Cincinnati Association for the Blind, 2045 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

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Margaret Ruth Helsley

Margaret Ruth Helsley, 60, of Somerville, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999. She was born Dec. 14, 1938 in Sparta, Ky. She married Charles Young on Feb. 20, 1954 in Liberty, Ind. She was later married to Lester Helsley in Somerville, Ohio.

Funeral services were held June 19 at the R.C. Nein & Sons - Thompson Funeral Home of Camden, with Pastor James Mullins officiating. Burial followed in the Somerville Cemetery in Somerville.

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Doris Feazell

Doris Feazell, 91, formerly of Columbus and most recently of Oxford, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at the Oxford View Nursing Center. She was a resident of the Columbus area until 1994 when she moved to Oxford.

Graveside services were held Saturday at Moores Chapel Cemetery, Blue Creek, Ohio. Smith and Ogle Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

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Gerald E. Flueckiger

Gerald E. Flueckiger, who retired one year ago as professor of economics from Miami University, died Sunday, June 20, at home. He had had a long illness.

Flueckiger began teaching at Miami as an instructor in 1968. He became assistant professor in 1970, associate professor in 1973 and full professor in 1981.

There will be a private family service. The family invites friends to a reception at their home, 5309 Hillcrest Drive, from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1.

Memorials can be made to the Earlham College alumni development office, 801 National Rd., W., #193, Richmond, Ind., 47374-4095.

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Lynne Stoutenborough

Lynne Rae (Kieser) Stoutenborough, 39, of Cincinnati, died Wednesday, June 9, 1999 at her residence. She was born Dec. 26, 1959 in Hamilton.

She was a 1978 graduate of Talawanda High School and graduated from Miami University with honors in 1982 with her degree in communications.

She was the executive sports producer of WKRC Channel 12 for 15 years prior to her illness.

She was a member of the national Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Funeral services were held at the West Side Church of Christ in Hamilton on June 14. Burial was in the Shandon Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to the West Side Church of Christ.

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Robert W. Fisher 

Robert W. Fisher, 75, of Oxford, died Wednesday, June 23, 1999. He was born July 31, 1923. He served as a staff sergeant in the Philippines and Japan during WWII.

He married Virginia Tanner on Sept. 28, 1941. In 1986 he retired from National Lead after woring there for 33 years.

Private services were to be held at the convenience of the family. The Smith and Ogle Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

The family has suggested memorials be made to the Reily Township Life Squad. 

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Alice Pierson 

Alice E. Pierson, 91, of Huber Heights, formerly of Fairhaven, died Thursday, June 24, 1999 at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton, Ohio. She was born Nov. 7, 1907 in Fairhaven, Ohio. She married Oren Pierson on Dec. 23, 1928.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 28 at the R.C. Nein & Sons - Thompson Funeral Home in Camden. The Rev. Lillian Gillispie officiated.

Burial was in the Fairhaven Cemetery, Fairhaven, Ohio.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Fairhaven United Methodist Church, 7818 State Rt. 177, Camden, Ohio, 45311. 

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Michael Benson 

Michael Robert Benson, 18, of Oxford, died early Saturday morning, June 26, 1999, in a car accident near Oxford. He was born April 30, 1981 in Ann Arbor, Mich., the son of Robert and Rosalyn (Erat) Benson.

Michael was among 330 seniors graduating from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati on Wednesday, June 2. He was a National Merit Finalist and would have attended the University of Michigan and participated in its Honors Program.

The Eucharist of the Resurrection was held Tuesday at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Oxford. The Smith and Ogle Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorials may be made to the St. Xavier High School music program or to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.


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