Miscellaneous Butler County, Ohio Obituaries

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Mary Lou Muskopf Gallaska 
Mary Lou Muskopf Gallaska, 70, died Jan. 15, 2000 in Annapolis Hospital, Westland, Mich. She was born June 30, 1929 in Oxford. She attended McGuffey High School. 

After graduation, she met and married George Gallaska and moved to Michigan, where she lived until her death. 

Burial was at Cadillac Memorial Gardens, in Westland, Mich. 

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Albert F. Lindley 
Albert F. Lindley, 82, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, in Hospice of Cincinnati, Mercy Hospital Hamilton. He was born in Seven Mile. He married Bernice F. Weiss on June 19, 1937 in Hamilton. 

He was a 1935 graduate of Milford Township High School, a farmer in Milford Township for 25 years, salesman for Rockwell Equipment for 10 years and the manager of the Butler County Memorial Park for nine years. 

Funeral services were held Jan. 25 at the Weigel Funeral Home, Hamilton. Burial was in Butler County Memorial Park. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice of Cincinnati in care of Mercy Hospital Hamilton. 

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Sarah Elizabeth "Lib" Anderson 
Sarah Elizabeth "Lib" Anderson, 93, of Oxford, died Monday morning, Jan. 24, at the Oxford View Nursing Center. 

She was born July 1, 1906 in Oxford. 

She attended and graduated from McGuffey High School in 1924. She married Walter Anderson on Oct. 16, 1934 in Liberty, Ind. 

She was interested in sewing, making all of her own clothes. She was well known for her quilts, stuffed bears and Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, winning many awards throughout her life. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the Smith and Ogle Funeral Home in Oxford. Interment was at the Millville Cemetery, Millville, Ohio. 

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Mable Thompson 
Mable L. Thompson, 64, of Bath, Ind., died Friday morning, Jan.21, 2000 at her home. She was born on July 29, 1935 in Washington Courthouse, Ohio. She married Kenneth Thompson on Oct. 2, 1953 and they moved to Butler County. 

She was a member of the Bath United Methodist Church. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000 at the Smith and Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford. 

The family has suggested memorials be made to the Mable L. Thompson Memorial Fund, in care of the Bath State Bank, Bath Ind. 47101. 

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William I. Miller 
William I. Miller, 57, of Liberty, Ind., died early Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Fayette Memorial Hospital in Connersville, Ind. He was born in Vallonia, Ind. on Feb. 12, 1942. He lived in the Union County area since 1983 and was a member of the Wayne County Coon Hunters Association.

He was employed by the Browning Logging Company, in Liberty.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 27 at Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel in Liberty Ind. Burial was at the Vallonia Cemetery on Friday. Contributions are suggested to the Wayne County Coon Hunters Association in his memory.

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Lucy Francis (Franklin) Morrow 
Lucy Francis (Franklin) Morrow, of Liberty, Ind., died early last Friday morning, Jan. 28 at the Hillcrest Estates Nursing Home, Liberty, Ind. She was born on May 6, 1923 in Cynthiana, Ky..

She married Leland Morrow on March 11, 1939 in Liberty. She was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ for over 50 years. She was a lifetime resident of the Union County area.

Funeral services were conducted at the Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, Ind. on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000. Burial followed at the West Point Cemetery, Liberty, Ind.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Liberty Church of Christ in her memory.

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Vesta F. (Reynolds) Cox 
Vesta F. (Reynolds) Cox, 91, of Wayne Township, died on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000 at Mercy Hospital in Hamilton. She was born on November 19, 1908 in Booneville, Ky.

She attended Milford Township High School. She married Victor S. Cox on Nov. 20, 1930 in Liberty, Ind. He preceded her in death in 1988. She was employed by Pillsbury Mills for 26 years as a lab technician. 

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

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W. Hope Patterson Small 
W. Hope Patterson Small of Austin, Texas, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000. She was born March 16, 1917 in Chicago, Ill.

During the 57 years of her marriage, the work of her husband, William R. Small, as a contract administrator entailed periods of residence in Ill., Okla., Ohio and Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000 in the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, Austin, Texas. 

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Winnie J. Bridgeman, Jr. 
Winnie J. Bridgeman Jr., 73, died January 27, 2000 at BroMenn Regional Medical Center. in Normal, Ill. He was born On Dec. 27, 1926 in Granite City, Ill.

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and was a professor at Miami University until he retired in 1990 and moved to a rural home in Pike County, along the Illinois River. 

Arrangements were made by Kibler-Smith Memorial Home in Bloomington, Ill. Cremation rites were accorded and the inurnment will be at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Edwardsville, Ill. at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Washington University Foundation, St. Louis, Mo.

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Mary F. Johnson 
Mary F. Johnson, 78, of Hamilton, died Thursday morning, Jan. 27, 2000 at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was born on Dec. 4, 1921 in Estill County, Ky. In 1938 she married Willie Johnson, also of Estill County, Ky. in Liberty, Ind. They then moved to Oxford, Ohio. He preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1996.

She worked as a food service worker for Miami University for 35 years. Her favorite hobby was quilting.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 31, 2000 at the Smith and Ogle Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial was in Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton.

The family has suggested memorials be made in her name to the Alzheimers Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 644 Linn St., Suite 1017, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203.

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Thelma G. Bossert 
Thelma G. Bossert, 96, longtime Liberty, Ind. resident, died Sunday morning, Jan. 30, in the Friends Fellowship Community, Richmond, Ind. She was born on March 18, 1903 in Monticello, Ind.

She married Elmer F. "Pat" Bossert on Sept. 28, 1927 in Delphi, Ind. She had lived in the Union County area since 1927. She taught English at the Liberty, Ind. schools from 1942 until 1950, where she also served as school librarian. She also taught in College Corner from 1952 until 1954. She graduated from the Western School for Women in Oxford, in 1925.

Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no public visitation. Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, Ind. was in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice in her memory.

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Judy A. King 
Judy A. King, 56, of Oxford, died Sunday afternoon, Jan. 30, 2000, at the Oxford View Nursing Home. She was born on June 29, 1943 in New London, Conn.

She had been employed as a teller for the First National Bank in Oxford and also worked for Miami University in Oxford.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Webb Noonan Funeral Home, Hamilton. Burial was in the New London Cemetery.

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Hilma Witschi "Suzy" Mancik 
Hilma Witschi "Suzy" Mancik, 76, widow of Andy Mancik of Lexington, Ky., died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000 at Clark County (Kentucky) Hospital. She was a retired Administrative Assistant in Lexington and Oxford.

A native of Detroit, Mich., she was born March 4, 1923.

Visitation was held Feb. 2 in Lexington, Ky.

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Mary E. Baker 
Mary E. Baker, 79, of Oxford, died Monday morning, Jan. 31, 2000 at Tri County Extended Care Facility in Fairfield. She was born on March 10, 1920 in Darrtown. She graduated from Stewart High School in Oxford. 

On March 14, 1953 she married Edward Baker. She lived in Oxford most of her life as a homemaker.

Funeral services were held at Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton, Ohio.

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Roy Alexander 
Roy Alexander, 77, of Oxford, died Monday morning, Jan. 31, 2000, at his residence. He was born on Aug. 29, 1922 in Irving, Ky. On January 31, 1943, he married Norma Jean Boomershine and she preceded him in death on Sept. 21, 1995. 

For over 30 years he worked as a truck driver. He was a member of the Izaak Walton Lodge of Oxford, Ohio, the Bath Conservation Club of Bath, Ind. and Hanna's Creek Conservation Club. He was well-known as an avid raccoon hunter.

Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford. Interment was at Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton.

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Sharon Marie Hancock 
Sharon Marie Eich Hancock, 44, of West Harrison, Ind., died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, in West Harrison. She was born Oct. 14, 1955 in Cincinnati.
She graduated from Talawanda High School in 1974 and from Miami University in 1978. She married Ronald Hancock at Reily Presbyterian Church on March 1, 1986.

Services were held Monday, Feb. 7, 2000 at the First Presbyterian Church Harrison. Jackmanm-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home, Harrison, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Reily Cemetery on Tuesday, Feb. 8. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the First Presbyterian Church or the Reily Presbyterian Church.

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Helen M. Raisch Harvey 
Helen M. Raisch Harvey, 77, of Hamilton, Ohio died early Wednesday morning, Feb. 1, 2000, at the Mercy Franciscan of Schroder Manor in Hamilton. She was born in Brookville, Ind. on March 9, 1922. On May 10, 1939 she married Lowry Raisch who preceded her in death on November 3, 1954. She managed two farms and was the manager of the Campus Gates Dry Cleaners in Oxford, for 14 years. Funeral services were held at the Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker Chapel, College Corner, Ohio last Friday Feb. 4, 2000.
Memorial contributions may be made to the College Corner United Methodist Church or to the Mercy Franciscan of Schroder, 1302 Millville Ave, Hamilton, Ohio 45013.

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Earl C. Farley 
Earl C. Farley, 84, a long-time resident of Millville, died Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 10:40 p.m. in Mercy Franciscan at Schroder after his illness with Parkinson's Disease. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific and the occupation of Japan from 1944 to 1946. 
He married Eileen Shaw on August 27, 1938 in Hamilton and she preceded him in death October 7, 1991. He was employed as a beater engineer for Champion Paper Co. for 45 years, retiring in 1978, Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 31, 2000 at the Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church. Burial was in Millville Cemetery. Weigel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Ohio Parkinson Foundation, Southwest Region, Inc., 325 North Third St., Fairborn, Ohio 45324. 

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David E. Dodds 
David E. Dodds, 90, of Hamilton, died at Fort Hamilton Hospital at 6:25 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2000. He was born in Hanover Township on July 15, 1909. 
He was educated in the Hanover Schools and graduated from Hanover High School. He owned and operated a Trucking Company for 32 years and also farmed all of his life.

Funeral services were held at the Webb Noonan Funeral Home. Burial was in the Oxford Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to be sent to the McGonigle-Millville United Methodist Church, 2370 Lanes Mill Rd., Hamilton, Ohio 45013. 

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Elva Edith (Sipe) Murphy. 
Elva Edith (Sipe) Murphy, 85, beloved mother, grandmother, cook and friend to many, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at the Oxford View Nursing Home in Oxford.
She was affectionately known as "Murph" to many fraternity boys and Oxford residents. If you ever ate at Beasley's Bakery, or one of several frat houses in Oxford, you probably had a taste of Mrs. Murphy's cooking.

Services for Elva Murphy were held at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home in Oxford on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000.

Please send sympathies and regards for Elva Murphy in care of the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, 101 W. Church St., Oxford, Ohio 45056.

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Robin A. David 
Robin A. David, 51, of Oxford, died Thursday afternoon, Feb. 3, 2000 at his residence. He was born on March 15, 1948 in Dayton.
After graduating from high school, he served in the United States Air Force. In 1984 he began working at Miami University as a Laboratory Technician in the School of Applied Sciences and in 1986, he and his family moved to Oxford.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 7 at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home. Burial was in the Miami Valley Memory Gardens in Centerville, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorials be made to the American Cancer Society for pancreatic cancer research.

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Paul Milton Brown 
Paul Milton Brown, formerly of Oxford, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000 at his home in Honor, Michigan. He was born in Bath, Indiana on June 17, 1911. He graduated from Short High School, Liberty, Indiana in 1929.

On Sept. 1, 1937 he married Dorothy Louise Curry. He was employed by The Fisherman Magazine in Oxford and owned and operated Ronnie's Bait Shop on Hester Road in Oxford from 1954 until his retirement in 1974.

Funeral services were held at on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000 at the Smith and Ogle Funeral Home, 101 West Church Street, Oxford. Interment was in the Sims Cemetery, Franklin County, Indiana. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, P.O. Box 779, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440-0779.

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Irene Liggett Saylor 
Irene Liggett Saylor, 99, a resident of Mercy Franciscan of Schroder Manor, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000. She was born on April 23, 1900, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. On Dec. 14, 1922, she was married to Harold Ellsworth Saylor, who preceded her in death in 1966. 
In 1965 they moved to Laguna Hills, California, and in 1975, Mrs. Saylor moved to Oxford. Graveside services were held at the Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Smith and Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford, was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be directed to Mercy Franciscan at Schroder, 1302 Millville Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio 45013.

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Nannie Morgan Slagle 
Nannie Morgan Slagle, 89, of West College Corner, Ind., died Saturday evening, Feb. 5, 2000, at Deaconess Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born at Clay County, Ky. on Sept. 14, 1910. She has lived in the College Corner area for the past 75 years.
For a number of years she was a bookkeeper for the Union County Highway Department. In the 1960s she and her husband owned and operated the Corner Store in College Corner for four years and also refinished and built furniture.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000 at Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker Chapel. Burial followed in College Corner Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the College Corner United Methodist Church.

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John Coulter Wright 
John Coulter Wright, 69, of Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Springfield, Ohio, died on Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center.
He was a member of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. He was also a member of Beta Theta Pi.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at the Crisp-Coon Funeral Chapel in Winter Haven, 

Fla. with Pastor August Bernthal officiating. He was cremated.


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