Miscellaneous Butler County, Ohio Obituaries


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Jane Roudebush Bourne Orwick 

Services were held Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Oxford United Methodist Church for Jane Roudebush Bourne Orwick, who died Thursday morning, Aug. 12, in Aspen, Colorado. She was born in Oxford, on March 21, 1919.

She was a Miami University graduate in English literature and married Raymond Bourne in 1941 at the Miami University Formal Gardens.

Memorials may be directed to the Oxford United Methodist Church or Miami University in memory of W. Pat Roudebush, Memorial Scholarship Account 1829.

The Rev. Leonard Confar, former pastor of the United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Mark Chow participated in the service.

Smith & Ogle Funeral Home were in charge of the arrangements.


D. Maxine (Corson) Stein 

D. Maxine (Corson) Stein, 64, died Aug. 20 in Oxford. She was born in Butler County and lived most of her life in Hamilton.

After raising her daughters, she worked as an administrative secretary for the Richard T. Farmer School of Business at Miami University.

Graveside services were held Friday, Aug. 27, at Greenwood Cemetery. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Webb Noonan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Bonnie S. Wright 

Bonnie S. Wright, 6, of 10893 Ohio 177, died Friday, Aug. 13, at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born July 9, 1993, in Oxford.

Services were held Monday at the Morning Sun Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Beechwood Cemetery in Morning Sun. Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home in College Corner, Ohio, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Hospital Medical Center for Brain Tumor Research Fund at 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45229. 


Ibbie Morgan 

Ibbie Morgan, 83, formerly of West College Corner, Indiana, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. She was born on Aug. 31, 1916.

After living briefly in Hamilton, she moved to West College Comer, in 1944 where she had lived until recently.

Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Smith and Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford, were in charge of the arrangements.


Norman K. Grant 

Norman K. Grant, Miami University professor emeritus of geology, died July 31 in Appleton, Wis., after a long illness. He was 65.

Grant, a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, studied the atomic formations in the earth's crust to determine how deep in the mantle that crust once existed. He received several grants from National Science Foundation for his work.

He came to Miami in 1975 as an associate professor. He retired in 1995.


Alma M. Cunningham 

Alma M. Cunningham, 97, of Collinsville, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 13, 1902 on a farm east of Seven Mile.

Mrs. Cunningham was employed by the Talawanda school district as a cafeteria worker at Collinsville Elementary until her retirement in 1968.

R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Collinsville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Collinsville Presbyterian Church, 509 Hamilton-Eaton Road, P.O. Box 59, Collinsville 45004-0059, or to the Seven Mile Life Squad, 201 High St., Seven Mile, Ohio 45062. 


Paul J. Warren 

Paul J. Warren, 76, died Sunday, Aug. 15 at Hospice of Dayton. A native of Oxford, he had been a resident of Dayton for 35 years. He was born June 2, 1923.

He was a retired employee of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base with 30 years of service and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he served in World War II. He attended Miami University.

Services were held Wednesday, Aug. 18, at House of Wheat Funeral Home in Dayton, with the Rev. Kendall Washington officiating.


Oakley B. Potter 

Oakley B. Potter, 59, died unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 19. A native of Hazard, Ky., he had been a resident of the Miami Valley since childhood.

Funeral services were held Aug. 26 at the H.H. Roberts Funeral Home, Dayton, with Bro. Bentley officiating. Burial was in the Dayton National Cemetery.


Emily Burkhardt 

Emily Burkhardt, 72, of Hamilton, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999 at Ft. Hamilton Hospital, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Hamilton on Nov. 11, 1926.

She graduated from the Hanover Township schools and the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a registered nurse for Champion International for over 14 years, retiring in 1990.Funeral services were held Monday at the Webb Noonan Funeral Home in Hamilton. The Rev. Dennis Lewis officiated. Burial was in Darrtown Cemetery.


Pearl Bowman 

Pearl Bowman, 80, of West Elkton, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, at Woodland Country Manor near Somerville. Mrs. Bowman was born June 24, 1919 in Fairhaven, Ohio.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 28 at the R.C. Nein & Sons - Thompson Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery in Gratis, Ohio.


Lillian Kash (Huffman) 

Lillian Kash, 68, of Oxford, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999 at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. She was born in Beattyville, Kentucky on Aug. 3, 1931.

At one time she was employed at John Minnis Drugs in Oxford. She also worked for Beasley's Bakery in Oxford in the 1950s.

She was a lover of blue grass music and traveled with the McReynold's group of The Grand 'Ole Opry fame while she lived in Middletown.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 30, at the Oxford Church of God. Smith and Ogle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Glendon Umbaugh 

Glendon L. (Glen) Umbaugh, 76, died August 26, 1999. He was born in Argos, Ind. and was a Stow, Ohio resident since 1958.

He was co-founder of Umbauch Pole Bldg. Co. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Services were held Saturday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cuyahoga Falls. Burial was in Chestnut Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Lutheran World Relief or the donor's favorite charity.


Joseph C. Shepherd 

Joseph C. Shepherd, 40, of Richmond, Ind., died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1999 at his residence. He was born in Lee County, Va. on Dec. 18, 1958.

He had lived in the Richmond area since 1997 and before that he lived in Kentucky. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

There is no public visitation and a graveside service is being held at a later date at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Boston, Ind. Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel, of Liberty, Ind., was in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Joseph C. Shepherd.


Mary Rebecca Brower 

Mary Rebecca Brower, 93, formerly a resident of Eaton, Ohio and more recently a resident of Villas of Brookhaven, Brookville, Ohio, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999 at the Bethany Lutheran Village in Dayton. She was born Feb. 12, 1906 in Gratis Township, Preble County, Ohio, the descendant of two pioneer Preble County families.

She was a 1924 Camden High School graduate and attended Miami University and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.

Funeral services were Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Eaton. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery in Eaton. The Barnes Funeral Home of Eaton was in charge of arrangements.Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 123 W. Decatur Street, Eaton.

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