Miscellaneous Butler County, Ohio Obituaries

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Dorothy J. Gray

Dorothy J. Gray, 68, of Camden, died Thursday, Sept. 23. She was born on Aug. 10, 1931. She was formerly employed at Harvey's Restaurant, a family-owned and operated business in Camden.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 26 at R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home. Burial was at the Fairmount Cemetery in Camden.

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Bayard Hamblin

Bayard Hamblin, 83, died Saturday, Sept. 25 at Woodland Country Manor near Somerville. He was born on July 2, 1916 in Clay County, Ky. He married Sallie Tread on July 2, 1983 in McKee, Ky.

Hamblin was a World War II veteran of the United States Army. He was employed as a punch press operator at General Motors until his retirement.

Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home. Burial was at Fairmount Cemetery in West Elkton, Ohio.

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Richard William Wall

Richard William "Dick" Wall, 50, of Camden died Friday, Sept. 24 in Camden.

He was born Sept. 24, 1948 in Hamilton.

Wall was a veteran of the United States Army, and had been employed at Barnett's Mill in Camden and at Miami University.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, Sept. 29 at the Fairmount Cemetery in Camden.

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Francis Alex Russell
Francis Alex "Squeak" Russell, 67, of Liberty, Ind., died Thursday, Oct. 2, 1999 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He was born November 9, 1931 in Laurel, Ind.

He retired from Grammer Trucking Co. & driving for Kaiser Chemical in 1994. He was a graduate of Laurel High School, Laurel, Ind. He was a veteran of the United States Navy.

Private entombment is being held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial services were held Oct. 5 at the Greenwood United Methodist Church in Union County, Ind., with the Rev. Karen Montgomery, pastor of the church, officiating.

Contributions may be made to the Greenwood United Methodist Church in his memory.

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Jennie Elder Suel
Jennie Elder Suel, a long-time resident of Oxford, died Thursday, Sept. 23 in Cincinnati.

A long-time member of First Baptist Church, she was a member of the Missionary Society, and the oldest member of the Senior Choir, before becoming ill.

Other accomplishments include serving as a campus nurse at Miami University and as a preschool care-giver.

A memorial service has been planned for Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Oxford.

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Joan (Woosley) Stowe
Joan (Woosley) Stowe, 52, died unexpectedly after a sudden illness on Saturday, Oct. 2 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born Nov. 11, 1946 in Dayton. She was married to Donald J. Stowe.

Stowe was a graduate of Shawnee High School in Camden, Ohio and attended Butler-Hamilton Business College in Hamilton, Ohio.

She was employed by the American Cancer Society from 1981 until her death in a variety of increasingly responsible positions.

R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements. Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 8 at the funeral home. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery in Camden.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Abilities First Foundation (Doty House), 4810 Timber Trail Dr., Middletown, Ohio 45044.

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Mark Gardner Foster
Mark Gardner Foster, 85, of Bloomington died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999 at his residence in Meadowood. He was born on March 17, 1914 in Winfield, Kansas. A physicist and educator, Foster was a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Virginia in Charlottsville, Va. for 19 years, and Professor Emeritus since 1979.

A private family service was held Sunday, Oct. 10 at the Day Mortuary with the Rev. Howard Boles officiating. Burial was at Mound Hill Union Cemetery in Eaton, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy or to Habitat for Humanity.

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Harry J. Werner
Harry J. Werner, 90, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999 at the Schroder Manor in Hamilton, Ohio. He was born Oct. 1, 1909 in Jachsonburg, Ohio.

Werner was a lifelong resident of Middletown and Trenton, Ohio. He retired from Fisher Body-General Motors in 1974, after 29 years of service.

Services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at the Holy Family Parish-St. John¹s Church. Burial was at the Butler County Memorial Park in Wayne Township, Ohio.

Memorials may be made to the Benevolent Care Fund at Schroder Manor.

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Freeman Workman, Jr.
Freeman Workman, Jr., age 71, of Oxford, died Wednesday morning, October 6, 1999 at the Veterans Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born July 8, 1928 in Bracken County Kentucky.

Workman had a distinguished military career serving 25 years in the United States Army and rising to the rank of Sergeant First Class before retiring from active duty in August of 1973. While stationed in Germany he met Hermine Furst and later they were married in Las Vegas, Nevada. She preceded him in death in 1993.

Memorial services were held Monday, Oct. 11, 1999 at the Smith and Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford. Interment will be at the Veterans Cemetery, Dayton.

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April Lynn Havens
April Lynn Havens, 26, of Oxford, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999 after a six-year illness. She was born on April 1, 1973, in Oxford. She graduated from Talawanda High School with the Class of 1993. It was during her senior year that she became ill.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 11, 1999 at the Oxford Church of God. Burial was in the College Corner Cemetery, Union County, Indiana. The Smith and Ogle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the April Havens Memorial Fund, c/o The Oxford Church of God, 5450 College Comer Pike, Oxford, Ohio 45056.

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Michael William Bennett
Michael William Bennett, 24, died Monday, Oct. 11 in Athens, Ohio as a result of injuries suffered in an auto accident. He was born on July 10, 1975 in Oxford.

Bennett graduated from Talawanda in 1993. He played ice hockey for the Oxford Youth League and was a defense man for the Talawanda Braves.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at St. Mary¹s Catholic Church, Oxford.Smith-Ogle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.Burial was in St. Windelin¹s Cemetery in Fostoria, Ohio.

Please provide gifts in his name to the Oxford Amateur Hockey Associations.

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Lottie M. Britton Collett
Lottie M. Britton Collett, 81, of Liberty, Ind., died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999 at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was born May 1, 1918 in Clay County, Ky.

She had lived in the Union County area for 36 years. She married Cornell Collett on August 31, 1940 in Big Creek, Ky.

Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel in Liberty, Ind.

Burial followed in Sims Cemetery, Franklin County, Ind.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice Healthcare Corp., 1132 W. Kemper Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45240.

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Timothy Lincoln Wood
Timothy Lincoln Wood, 35, of 333 East Church Street, Oxford, died Thursday Oct. 7, 1999 in Oxford. He was born January 29, 1964 in Richmond, Ind. to Fay and Inez McGeorge Wood and moved from Richmond to the Oxford area 14 years ago. He worked as the kitchen manager for Attractions Restaurant in Oxford.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 11, at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Earlham Cemetery.

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Lillie Harris
Lillie Harris, 77, of Oxford died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999 at 11:45 p.m. at Ft. Hamilton Hospital. She was born in Clay County, Kentucky. She married Albert Harris on Sept. 27, 1941 in Newport, Ky.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 13 at the Weigel Funeral Home. Burial was at the Rose Hill Burial Park. 

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Joellen Thomas
Joellen Thomas, 29, of Columbus died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999 at her residence. She was born on April 21, 1970 in Findlay, Ohio. On Nov. 14, 1998 she married Christopher J. Coake.

She had worked at Action Ohio ­ Coalition for Battered Women as the director of research education. She also worked as a graduate assistant at Ohio State and Miami University.

Services were held Monday, Oct. 11 at the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home. She was buried at the Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of God, 1953 Akron Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691 or to the Joellen Thomas Children¹s Book Fund at Apple Creek Elementary, 173 W. Main St., Apple Creek, Ohio 44606.


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