Miscellaneous Butler County, Ohio Obituaries

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Sally Ann DuBois 
Newsomer Sally Ann DuBois Newsome, 63, formerly of Oxford, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000 at the Mercy Hospital of Fairfield. She was born in Akron, Ohio on June 8, 1936. She worked for many years as a secretary at Miami University.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford, Ohio, was in charge of the services.

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Keith A. Snyder 
Keith A. Snyder, 66, of Liberty, Ind. died Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 9, at Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond, Ind. He was born on Dec. 27, 1933 in Liberty, Ind.
He was a United States Army Veteran serving in the 101st Airborne Unit. After his military duty he farmed at worked at Perfect Circle in Richmond, Ind. at the sleeve plant. He retired from Perfect Circle in 1998 due to disability.

Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 11, at the Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker Chapel with Rev. Mark Powell of the Brownsville United Methodist Church officiating. Burial followed in West Point Cemetery in Liberty, Ind.

Memorial contributions are suggested to be made to the Brownsville United Methodist Church in his memory. 

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Harold Fouts 
Harold Fouts, 82, of Terra Haute, Ind., formerly of Hamilton, died on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000 at Mercy Franciscan at Schroder in Hamilton. Fouts was born on Jan. 15, 1918 in Glendale, Ohio, the son of the late Albert and Lillian (Schmitt) Fouts. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He married Peggy (Manning) on Feb. 17, 1937 in Richmond, Ind. He retired from the Pillsbury Company after 35 years of service.
R. C. Nein & Sons - Thompson Funeral Home in Camden is in charge of arrangements. Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 17. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Gratis.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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Henry G. Reuss 
Henry G. Reuss, 78, of Liberty, Ind., died early Friday morning, Feb. 11, at the Hillcrest Estates Nursing Home where he had been a resident of five years. He was born on Oct. 13, 1921 in Cedar Grove, Ind.
He had lived all his life in the Union County area. He was a farmer in his younger days. He worked for the Union County Highway Department and worked several years for the Town of Liberty Street Department retiring in 1985. He had been married to the former Mary L. Jones for 51 years, marrying on June 19, 1948 at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Liberty Ind.

The Mass of Christian Burial was conducted at St. Bridget's Catholic Church on Monday, Feb. 14, 2000. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery in Liberty 

Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Bridget's Catholic Church in his memory. 

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Joanne B. Drake. 
Joanne B. Drake, 67, of Oxford, died at her home on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 10, 2000. She was born on May 6, 1932 in Hamilton. 

On Jan. 24, 1987 she married Louis Drake, Jr. and they enjoyed 13 years of marriage.

Mrs. Drake was the Office Communications Coordinator for the Southwestern Ohio Instructional Association (SOITA) until her retirement. She then went into business as the owner of Joanne's Creations. 

The Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Feb. 14, 2000 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Smith & Ogle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Springfield Cemetery, Franklin County, Ind.

The family has suggested memorials be made to St. Mary's Choir, 111 E. High St., Oxford, Ohio, 45056 or to Vitas/Hospice of Cincinnati, 1132 W. Kemper Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45240.

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Martha J. Warren 
Martha J. Warren, 79, of Connersville, Ind., formerly of Oxford, died early Tuesday morning, Feb. 15, 2000 at the Heritage House Nursing Center of Connersville, Ind. She was born on Feb. 29, 1920 in Manchester, Ky.

In 1938 she married James Gibson in Connersville, Ind. He preceded her in death in August, 1964. In 1969 she married Chester Warren in Liberty, Ind.

Warren was a domestic worker for many years in Connersville, Ind. and Oxford.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home. Burial was in the Beechwood Cemetery in Morning Sun, Ohio.

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Clarence J. (Bud) Ernst 
Clarence J. (Bud) Ernst, 83, of Darrtown, died in Fort Hamilton Hospital, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000 at 10:05 p.m. He was born in Hamilton on Nov. 7, 1916.

He was a Veteran of World War II with the United Stated Army Airforce from 1943-1946. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oxford. He was employed as a tool and die maker for Fisher Body for 30 years, retiring in 1979. On Dec. 8, 1944 in Cincinnati he was married to Evelyn Russell. The Mass of Christian Burial was at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oxford Feb. 23. Burial was in Darrtown Cemetery.

The family requests memorials go to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oxford.

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Lawrence R. Kist 
Lawrence R. Kist, 69, of College Corner, Ohio died early Monday morning, Feb. 21, 2000 at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. He was born on Dec. 11, 1930 in Cincinnati.
In 1953 he married Carol Braun, of Mt. Healthy. In 1955, they moved to College Corner, Ohio and Kist began working in Oxford, as the pharmacist for Byrne's Pharmacy where he worked until 1971. Also in 1971 he began a long relationship with McCullough-Hyde Hospital doing part-time pharmacy work until his illness left him unable to continue.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oxford, served as a member and president of the College Corner, Ohio School Board for 12 years.

Smith & Ogle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Oxford. The family has suggests memorials in his name be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society or to the Larry Kist Memorial Fund, McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, 110 N. Poplar St. Oxford, Ohio.

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Helen H. Hartman 
Helen H. Hartman, 88, a long-time resident of Huber Heights, Ohio, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000 at Hospice of Dayton, after a short illness. She was born Mary Helen Rogers on March 1, 1911 in Richmond, Ind. On Feb. 8, 1952 she married Ray Hartman in Richmond, Ind. For many years they made their home in Dayton and Huber Heights, Ohio.
Hartman in her lifetime had many pen-pal friends from all over the country and the world. Her favorite pastime was writing over a hundred beautiful poems, with several that were published.

Marker-Heller Funeral Home in Huber Heights, Ohio, was in charge of arrangements. Services were held at The Way of the Cross Church on 612 Beatrice Dr., Dayton, Ohio Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000. Burial was in Xenia, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Dayton in her memory.

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Wilbur Stahlheber 
Wilbur Stahlheber, 85, of Camden, died on Monday, Feb. 21, at his home. He was born on May 9, 1914, in Butler County.

He was a self-employed farmer and farmed in the Preble County area for 65 years. He is was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle McQueen Stahlheber.

Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 25, at the R.C. Nein & Sons - Thompson Funeral Home. Rev. Greg Jackson officiated. Burial followed at the Fairmount Cemetery in Camden. 

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Charles G. Paxton 
Charles G. Paxton, 79, of Liberty, Ind., died early Tuesday morning, Feb. 22. He was born in Preble County on Feb. 16, 1921. He has lived all his life in this area.

He farmed in Union County, worked for the Union County Co-op and then at Miles-Richmond Home Center in Liberty until his retirement.

He and his wife, Anna, were instrumental in starting the Union County E.M.T. Unit in 1974 and worked as volunteers with the unit for 10 years.

Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 25, at Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel in Liberty, Ind. Burial followed in West Point Cemetery in Liberty, Ind.

Contributions may be made to the Alquina United Methodist Church.

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Sally Dubois 
Sally Dubois, 62, died at the Tri County Extended Care Facility in Fairfield, on Feb. 7, after an extended illness. 

Dubois was born on June 8, 1937. She was a secretary at Miami University for a short time. Dubois also was gifted in music and loved to play the organ.

There was a memorial service at the chapel of Schroder Manor, Friday, March 3.

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William James O'Donnell Jr. 
William James O'Donnell Jr., 42, of West College Corner, Ind. died Monday, Feb. 21, at his residence. He was born on May 15, 1957 in Detroit, Mich.

He graduated from Ross Senior High School in 1975 and attended Indiana University. He had been employed as an assembler at Square D Company for over 20 years. 

Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. If so desired remembrances may be sent to the National Epilepsy Foundation for Research, 4351 Garden City Drive, Landover, Md., 20785. Paul R. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Thomas Major Lindsey 
Thomas Major Lindsey, 84, of Seven Mile, Ohio, formerly of Oxford, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 23, at his residence. He was born Dec. 3, 1915, in Union County.

He attended Bath, Ind. schools and attended McGuffey 

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Pearl Edythe Derickson 
Pearl Edythe Derickson, 80, of Hamilton, died at the Oxford View Nursing Center on March 4. She was born in Hamilton on June 8, 1919.

She was educated in the Fairfield schools, a graduate of Fairfield High School and the Hamilton Business College. She married Robert Earl Derickson on May 15, 1943, in Millville. She was a secretary in the admissions department of Miami University for 24 years retiring in 1982.

Funeral services were held March 9 at the Faith Lutheran Church of Christ, 1877 Millville Ave. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Faith United Church of Christ.

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Elizabeth (Betsy) Dority 
Elizabeth (Betsy) Dority, 56, of East Lansing, Mich., and a former Oxford resident, died Thursday, March 2, after a long illness.

She was the wife of former Oxford city manager Tom Dority and was well-known in Oxford for her involvement in a variety of local organizations, including summer theater, book groups and other interests. While living in Oxford, she was librarian at Marshall Elementary School.

The Doritys lived in Oxford from 1978-84 as Tom Dority served as Oxford city manager and was employed in the private sector for a year in Cincinnati.

Funeral services were held March 5 in East Lansing. Gorsline-Runciman Co. East Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

A memorial fund has been set up in Oxford for the purpose of purchasing books in her memory for the Marshall Elementary library. Donations may be sent to Lebanon Citizens National Bank, Oxford branch, 4 N. College Ave. Checks should be made out to "Betsy Dority Memorial."

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Halbert F. Taylor Sr. 
Halbert F. Taylor Sr., 67, of Clovis, N.M., died Feb. 24 at Covenant Medical Center. He was born June 28, 1932, in Kenly, N.C., the son of Isaac and Annie (Casper) Taylor.

Taylor graduated from Naval Apprentice School in Cherry Point, N.C. in 1954. He worked with jet engines for both the Navy and Air Force until retirement.

The Steed-Todd Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, and services were held at the Steed-Todd Chapel with Rev. Dick Ross officiating. Burial will be at Casper Cemetery in Jones County, N.C. 

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Julia "Pat" Pouder 
Julia "Pat" Pouder, 97, formerly of Southview Courts, Liberty, Ind., died early Tuesday morning at the Hillcrest Estates Nursing Home, Liberty, Ind. She was born on June 29, 1902, in Jeanetta, Pa.

She had lived in the Liberty area since 1983. She was a member of St. Bridget's Catholic Church. She served as a secretary for Chevrolet of General Motors in Muncie, Ind., from 1922 until 1942 moving then to Allison Division of General Motors in Indianapolis until November 1945. After that, she helped her husband as a furniture manufacturing representative. She retired in 1968 and moved to Florida. She also served as a secretary to racecar driver Wilbur Shaw at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Graveside services were conducted at the convenience of the family at the West Point Cemetery, Liberty, Ind. The Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, Ind., was in charge of all the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Bridget's Catholic Church in her memory.

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Charles E. "Chuck" Wade 
Charles E. "Chuck" Wade, 68, second chief of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, died Friday, Feb. 18, after a short illness. 

"Chuck was a frequent visitor to Miami University," said Joseph Leonard, a faculty member in the management department at Miami and a member of the Miami Tribe.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 22, in Oklahoma.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Josephine Goodboo Educational Fund at the Miami Tribe.


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