Miscellaneous Butler County, Ohio Obituaries

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Rebecca R. Miller
Rebecca Miller, 20, of Somerville, Ohio, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999 at Fort Hamilton Hospital. She was born June 9, 1979 in Hamilton, Ohio, the daughter of William and Shirley (Schatzle) Miller. She was a 1997 graduate of Talawanda High School and earned her Associate degree in Applied Business from Miami University in May of 1999.

Since May she has worked at the Ohio State University Extension Office in Hamilton as a secretary.

Mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday, Oct. 20, at St. Mary¹s Catholic Church in Oxford. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Oxford.

Memorials may be made to the Becky Miller F.F.A. Scholarship Fund, c/o Dan Zimmerman, Talawanda High School, 101 W. Chestnut St., Oxford, Ohio 45056.

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Richard C. Kuertz
Richard Cornell Kuertz, Sr., 94, of Hamilton, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999. He was born February, 25, 1905 in Brecon, Ohio. He married Mary Anna Kolman on June 19, 1929 in Reading, Ohio, and she preceded him in death on April 23, 1993.

Mr. Kuertz worked as a meat manager for Kroger for many years prior to buying and running the Kuertz Grocery on Vine Street in Hamilton.

Visitation and a Scottish Rite Ring Service were held Wednesday evening. Funeral services are private.

Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor¹s choice.

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Earsie May MacElwee
Earsie May MacElwee, 86, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999 at Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond, Ind. She was born in Berea, Ky., on March 18, 1913. She married Thomas MacElwee on Oct. 21, 1967 in Maryland.

She is survived by two children, Boyd Bowman of West Alexandria, Ohio and Alberta Deaton of Beattyville, Ky.; one brother, Raymond Flinchum of Watertown, N.Y.; and one sister, Opal Howard, of Eaton, Ohio.

R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home in Camden was in charge of arrangements. A graveside service was held at at Dayton National Cemetery in Dayton.

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Mary (Buck) Kratz Price
Mary (Buck) Kratz Price, 79, of Liberty, Indiana died Thursday evening, Oct. 7, 1999 at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital of complications due to Parkinson¹s Disease. She was born June 16, 1920 in Springfield, Ohio. She graduated from College Corner High School. She taught Home Economics and English in the Union County School System at College Corner.

Services were held Saturday, Oct. 10, 1999 at the Liberty Presbyterian Church. Burial was at Hopewell Cemetery, Preble County, Ohio. The Smith and Ogle Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to the Liberty Presbyterian Church, Liberty, Indiana.

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Joyce E. Pence
Joyce E. Pence, 51, of Liberty, Ind., died Tuesday, Oct. 12 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born on Sept. 29, 1948, in Connersville, Ind., she married Robert Pence on July 27, 1982 in Connersville.

Pence had been employed by J & J Packaging in Brookville, Ind., as a quality control agent for the past five years.

Funeral services were held on Oct. 15 at the Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel in Liberty. Burial was at Springersville Cemetery in Fayette County, Ind.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Connersville, Ind.

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Charles E. Pierce Sr.
Charles E. Pierce Sr., 71, of Brownsville, Ind., died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999 at the Hillcrest Estates Nursing Home in Liberty, Ind. He was born on Dec. 9, 1922 in Wayne County, Ind.

Pierce was an army veteran of WWII. He worked for several years at Wayne Dairy. He also worked for Servomation and as the grand operator for the Union County Highway Department, from where he retired in 1988.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker Fosdick Chapel in Liberty. Burial was at Abington Cemetery in Abington, Ind.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer¹s Association in his memory.

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Irene D. Studrawa
Irene D. Studrawa, 67, of Tiffin, Ohio died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999 at the Autumnwood Care Center. She was born on Nov. 15, 1931, in Brookville, Ind.

Studrawa was a graduate of McGuffey High School in Oxford and earned a business degree from Miami University in 1955. She worked as a homemaker.

A Catholic funeral service was held on Oct. 18 at the Hoffman-Gottfried Funeral Home. Burial was at St. Marys Cemetery in Tiffin.

Memorials can be made to the American Lung Association or any charity of the donor¹s choice.

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Roy E. Williams
Roy E. Williams, 89, of Eaton, Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, in Eaton. He was born on Sept. 11, 1910 in Preble County. He married Elinor Spitler on July 2, 1952 in Camden, Ohio.

Williams was a veteran of the United States Army and farmed in the Preble County area.

Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 15 at the R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home. Burial was at Fairmount Cemetery in Camden.

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Charles B. Peterka
Charles B. Peterka, 91, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999 in Cleveland.

He was a foreman and millwright at Park Drop Forge, having worked there for 35 years. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Johnson-Romito Funeral Home in Twinsburg, Ohio. Cremation followed, with interment in Highland Park Cemetery, Cleveland.

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Donald L. Hornsby
Donald L. Hornsby, 63, of College Corner, Ohio, died Thursday evening, Oct. 14, 1999, at Mercy South Hospital in Fairfield, Ohio. He was born on Sept. 12, 1936 in Bethany, Ohio. He married Esther Lackey on July 19, 1957, in Brookville, Ind.

He lived most of his life in the College Corner area, and worked as a custodian at Miami University for 36 years, retiring in 1992.

Services were held on Monday, Oct. 18 at the Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home, Baker Chapel in College Corner. Burial was at the College Corner Cemetery.

Contributions are asked to be made to the Heart Association in his memory.

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John E. Baker
John E. Baker, 59, died suddenly, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999 in Reily, Ohio. He was born July 10, 1940 in Hamilton County. He graduated from Reily High School with the class of 1958. After graduating from high school, he joined the military where he spent 16 years serving in the Marine Corps and four years in the Navy.

A memorial service was held Sunday at the McGonigle-Millville United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Millville Cemetery.

The Smith & Ogle Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of the services.

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Margaret Faye Crane
Margaret Faye Crane, 47, of Liberty, Ind., died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at her residence following a lengthy illness. She was born on April 10, 1952 in Sunman, Ind. On Feb. 8, 1976 she married Terry A. Crane in Somerville, Ohio.

She attended nursing school at Ivy Tech and at I.U. East University. Crane worked as an L.P.N. at McCullough-Hyde Hospital in Oxford for 16 years and for one year at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

Services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel in Liberty. Burial was at College Corner Cemetery in W. College Corner, Ind.

Contributions may be made to the charity of the donor¹s choice in Crane¹s memory.

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Gertrude V. Jenkins
Gertrude V. Jenkins, 84, a former resident of Liberty, Ind., died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville, Ind. She was born on June 15, 1915 in Union County, Ind.

She worked as a clerk for Kroger and Ross Supermarket in Liberty, and retired from the Driggs Shoe Store where she worked as a clerk.

Services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at the Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel in Liberty. Burial was at West Point Cemetery in Liberty.

Contributions may be made to the charity of the donor¹s choice in Jenkin¹s memory.

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Charles H. McClellan
Charles H. McClellan, 83, died Saturday, Oct. 16 at Mercy Hospital in Hamilton, Ohio. 

He was born on June 5, 1916 in Hamilton. On July 29, 1939 he married Marjorie Williams in Hamilton.

He was a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and of Cincinnati. He worked for 18 1/2 years as superintendent of Potters Park Golf Course in Hamilton, and was named as the first superintendent of the newly-constructed Hueston Woods Golf Course from which he retired in 1975. Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 19 at the Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home, Baker Chapel in College Corner, Ohio. Burial was at the College Corner Cemetery. The American Legion and V.F.W. Posts of Liberty, Ind. conducted Military Graveside Rites.

Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Cincinnati in McClellan¹s memory.

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Irene Bockover
Irene Bockover, 83, from Brookville, Ind., died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at Brookville Health Care. She was born on Feb. 2, 1916. On May 9, 1936, she married John E. Bockover of Brookville.

For seven years, Bockover was employed as a cook at McCullough-Hyde Hospital. She lived in Oxford for 40 years and in Florida for 20.

Services were held Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville. Burial was at Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.

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Bernard A. Harrison
Bernard A. Harrison, 83, of Brookville, Ind., died October 18, 1999 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born May 15, 1916 in Muncie, Ind.

He was a farmer and had farmed and lived in Franklin County, Ind. for much of his life.

He married Rosemary Frey on Sept. 13, 1947 at Holy Guardian Angel Church. Funeral service was held Thursday, Oct. 28 at Holy Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Cedar Grove, Ind. Burial was in Holy Guardian Angel Catholic Cemetery in Cedar Grove.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Michael School; Masses; or the charity of the donor¹s choice.

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Rhonda Leigh (Morgan) Hutson
Rhonda Leigh (Morgan) Hutson, 52, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at the University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born on March 14, 1947, in Vermillion, S.D. On July 4, 1970 she married Ronald C. Hutson in Clovis, N.M.

In 1984 the Hutsons moved to Camden, as she worked as a kindergarten teacher at the McGuffey Foundation School in Oxford.

Services were held Saturday, Oct. 30 at the R.C. Nein and Sons­Thompson Funeral Home with her family officiating. Burial was at the Portales Cemetery in Portales, N.M.

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Goldie Mae Jacks
Goldie Mae Jacks, 64, died October 26, 1999. She was born June 19, 1935. She married Jim Jacks on December 15, 1954 in Williamsport, Indiana.

There are no services scheduled, but when she was asked how she would like things done, her reply was "please send no flowers, but I would like the money to be donated to the McCullough-Hyde Oncology Clinic and/or Vitas (Hospice)."

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Ester Marie Rice
Ester Marie Rice, 71, of Oxford, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at her home. She was born on Nov. 14, 1927. She was a member of the 1946 graduating class of Ross High School.

After graduation she married Alex Rice of Oxford.

For 10 years Rice worked as a food service assistant at Miami University, and was then employed as a cook and housemother at Sigma Phi Epsilon from where she retired in 1989.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at the Smith and Ogle Funeral Home. Burial was at the Millville Cemetery.

Rice¹s family has suggested that memorials be made to Vitas of Cincinnati, 1132 W. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45240.

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Charlene "Pat" Parkinson
Charlene "Pat" Parkinson, of Oxford, died Monday evening, Nov. 1.

Visitation was tonight, Thursday, Nov. 4, at Smith & Ogle Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held Friday, at Oxford Bible Fellowship.


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