Miscellaneous Butler County, Ohio Obituaries

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Oolaita Louise Puckett 

Oolaita Louise (Wheeler) Puckett, known as Oola to family and friends, died Aug. 30, 1999 at her residence. She was 91.

She was born in Montclair, New Jersey, on Jan. 1, 1908. She married Marvin H. Puckett on Feb. 20, 1932 in Hamilton, Ohio.

Marvin and Oola lived in Hamilton until 1946 when they moved to Oxford. They remained residents of Oxford until this month, when they moved back to Hamilton.

There were no services. Cremains were buried in the Oxford Cemetery in a private family gathering.

The family suggests memorials to the charity of one's choice, or to the Haven House, 321 Maple Ave., Hamilton, Ohio 45011.

The Webb Noonan Funeral Home of Hamilton was in charge of arrangements.

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James William Remley 

James William Remley, 81, of Liberty, Ind., died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999 at his residence.

He was born in Fayette County, Ind. on Sept. 14, 1917. He lived all his life in Fayette, Franklin or Union counties.

He farmed in Union County and then worked for Union County Farm Bureau Co-op, managing the Cottage Grove Branch.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 9, at Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel, in Liberty, Ind.

Burial was in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Boston, Ind.

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Chester Woods 

Chester Woods, 69, of Bath, Ind., died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999 at Fort Hamilton-Hughes Hospital in Hamilton.

He was born October 25, 1929 in Saul, Ky. He married Julia Turner on August 5, 1949. They came to Franklin County from Fairfield in 1971. In 1981 he retired from General Motors Corporation.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 7, at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home of Brookville, Ind. Burial was in Springfield Cemetery, Brookville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Martha E. Kingery 

Martha E. Kingery, 79, of Oxford, died Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 8, 1999 at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. She was born on April 27, 1920 in Fairhaven, Ohio.

She graduated from Union County High School with the class of 1938. In 1948, she married Paul Kingery and they lived and farmed outside of College Comer, Ohio.Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the Smith and Ogle Funeral Home.

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Flora Lambert 

Flora Lambert, 82, of Oxford, died Wednesday morning Sept. 8, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. She was bom on Sept. 14, 1916 in Sodium, Ohio.

On October 17, 1932 she married Harold Raymond Lambert in Liberty Indiana. For over 50 years she farmed and worked in the Liberty and Richmond Indiana area.Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Smith and Ogle Funeral Home. Burial was in the Somerville Cemetery, Somerville.

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Betty Faye Ramey 

Betty Faye Ramey, 57, of Webster, Ind., died Wednesday, Sept. 8 at her residence after a lengthy illness. Born in Batesville, Ind., on March 23, 1942, she married Homer Daniel Ramey on Feb. 24, 1963, in Liberty, Ind.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 13, at Christ United Church in Richmond, with Dewey Hughes officiating. Burial was at Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville, Ind.

Memorials may be made in her memory to Christ United Church or to the Reid Hospital Hospice.

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Thomas G. Weidenbach 

Thomas G. Weidenbach, 88, of Hamilton, died at 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at Ft. Hamilton Hospital. He was born July 21, 1911 in Liberty, Ind. He married Virgie Kathryn Smith on March 27, 1935 in Lexington, Ky., and she preceded him in death in January 1999.

He attended the College Corner School system, and was a self-employed farmer who retired after 50 years in 1984.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Rose Hill Cemetery Chapel in Hamilton. Burial was at the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Birchwood Care Center Activities Fund, or the Allison Ave. Baptist Church in Hamilton.

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Lenard L. Ziglar 

Lenard L. Ziglar, 78, of Oxford, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999. He was born in Bellevue, Ky. on October 17, 1920. Lenard was a graduate of Bellevue High School and the University of Cincinnati, with a degree in social work.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in August of 1942. He married Ruth Albershardt on March 30, 1946 and they celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary this year.

During his lifetime, he was a YMCA boys work secretary in Cincinnati, Sterling, Ill. and Toledo, Ohio; manager of the Cincinnati Children's Home, Butler County Children's Home and General Protestant Orphans Home over a span of 20 years.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Smith and Ogle Funeral Home in Oxford, with Pastor John Mittermaier officiating.

The family has suggested memorials be made to the Oxford Senior Citizens Center.

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Elsa Weidner 

Elsa Weidner, 86, formerly of Oxford, died June 7, 1999 in Miami, Okla.

She is survived by her daughter, Gale Freno, and her son, Dr. Scott B. Anthony.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Oxford Presbyterian Church, 101 N. Main St., Oxford. The Smith and Ogle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Jean S. Perin 

Jean Spargur Perin, 80, of Oxford, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999 at her home. She was born Sept. 22, 1918.

She married Charles T. Perin Jr., also of Hillsboro, on Dec. 27, 1941. They moved to Oxford when her husband became a professor of psychology at Miami University. She was a long-term volunteer for the McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in Oxford, contributing a total of 2,198 hours of service in the hospital gift shop and was designated as one of the first volunteers of the month in 1990.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the Smith and Ogle Funeral Home in Oxford, and on Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Turner and Son Funeral Home, 602 North High St., Hillsboro, Ohio. Burial was in the Hillsboro Cemetery.

The family has suggested memorials may be made to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Oxford, Ohio, Highland County Historical Society or to the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church.

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Frank B. Pea 

Frank B. Pea, 77, of Oxford, formerly of Connersville, Ind., died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999 in Mercy Hospital in Hamilton. He was born November 27, 1921 in Connersville. On January 24, 1953 he married Betty Crawley, who preceded him in death on July 17, 1978.

Pea worked for the Cohen Brothers in Connersville for over 20 years. He later moved to Oxford and worked helping local farmers.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Smith and Ogle Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial was in the Dale Cemetery in Connersville.

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Ruth Pearson Stauffer 

Ruth Stauffer, 96, formerly of Brookville, Ohio, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999 at the Lutheran Memorial Home in Sandusky. She was born August 19, 1903 near West Milton, Ohio.

She was a graduate of Miami University, Oxford, and taught for many years in the Brookville school system, retiring in 1973. There was a family burial service at the Grace Episcopal Church in Sandusky on Sept. 12 and a service at the Gilbert-Fellers Funeral Home in Brookville, Ohio on Sept. 13. Burial followed in the Arlington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Historical Society of Brookville, Ohio 45039 or to the donor's favorite charity.

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Derwin W. Edwards 

Memorial Service for Derwin W. Edwards will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 420 S. Campus Ave.

A reception will follow at the church.

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Betty H. Herold 

Betty H. Herold, of Oxford, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999 at Mercy Hospital, Hamilton. She was born May 13, 1913 in Oxford. She married Henry G. Herold Sr. in 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He preceded her in death in May of 1961.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Mary's Ladies Society, Oxford Business and Professional Women's Club, McCullough-Hyde Hospital Auxiliary Board, Oxford Women's Club, and the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

She served as Miami University Simpson Guest House hostess and was awarded the Dave Roberts Service Award in 1997 for her service.

A family graveside service was held Sept. 24 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery following a memorial mass at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oxford.

Memorials may be made in her memory to: Hospice of Cincinnati, Hamilton Unit, 100 Riverfront Plaza, Hamilton, Ohio 45011.

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Roy Waggener Jr. 

Roy "Bob" Waggener Jr., 83, of Connersville, Ind., died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999 at his home. He was born September 15, 1916 in Rushville, Indiana.

He was married May 28, 1938 to Emily Lou Stine.

He was a lifelong resident of Rush and Fayette counties in Indiana. He founded and remained active at the Sampler Furniture Co. in Homer, Indiana, for many years. His body was donated to the Indiana University Medical Center.

A public remembrance concert will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999 at the Rushville Elks Club, with Albert Hodge serving as M.C.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Hospice of Decatur County, the Rush County Community Foundation, or the Rush County Historical Society.

The Moster & Cox Mortuary of Rushville, Ind. is in charge of arrangements.


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