Miscellaneous Butler County, Ohio Obituaries

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Isabelle Hamman Butterfield 
Isabelle Hamman Butterfield, 90, died at her residence on April 1, 1998, in Cridersville.
She was born March 29, 1908, in Oxford to Harry and Ida (Salyer) Hamman. She married Galvin H. Butterfield on Jan. 27, 1927.
Funeral services were held in Cridersville.

Glenn S. Dennison 
Glenn S. Dennison, 85, of Oxford, died April 6, 1998, in Weslaco, Texas where he and his wife have spent the past 16 winters. He was born in Carroll County, Ind., on Aug. 7, 1912.
He graduated from McGuffy High School and attended Miami University for two years. He farmed until 1944 in McGonigle. In 1944 he became a Nationwide Mutual Insurance Companies. He retired in 1982.
Funeral services were held April 13 at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home. Burial followed at Oxford Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to a favorite charity in his memory. 

Joseph H. Eucks 
Joseph H. Eucks, 61, of College Corner, Ohio, died April 7, 1998, at his home. He was born in Franklin County, Ind., on Sept. 28, 1936, the son of Ernest and Helen (Mitchell) Eucks. He married Geraldine Rodgers in Jellico, Tenn., on Nov. 9, 1994.
Burial followed at the College Corner Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bob Ridenour, Cliff Ezsol, Fred Hackney, Larry Thomas, Bob Combs and Rick Maddock.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Raymond L. Moloney 
A memorial service for Raymond L. Moloney will be held at 4 p.m. April 24 in the Sesquicentennial Chapel on the campus of Miami University. He died Dec. 16, 1997 at his home on Fountain Hills, Ariz.

Virgil W. Pohlar 
Virgil W. Pohlar, 80, of 6163 S. State Road, 101, Liberty, Ind., died April 8, 1998, at the Brookville Health Center in Brookville, Ind. He was born on March 25, 1918. He married Annabel F. Dudley on Aug. 17, 1940, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oxford.
Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Bridget's Catholic Church on April 13. The pastor of the church, the Rev. John O'Brien, officiated. Burial followed at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Boston, Ind.
Memorials are suggested to Reid Hospital Foundation for Hospice, St Bridget's Building Fund or the St. Michael's School Building Fund in Brookville.

Ida Mae Posvar
Ida Mae Posvar, age 84, of Indianapolis, Ind., died at her home on March 30, 1998.
She was born July 8, 1913, in Madison County, Ky.
A graveside service was held at the Oxford Cemetery.
The Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford, was in charge of local arrangements. 

Gary M. Robbins 
Gary M. Robbins, 48, of 517 North 21st St., Richmond, Ind., was found dead near the railroad overpass on North 20th St, in Richmond on Sunday. The Wayne County Coroner's office is investigating the death.
He was born in Richmond, Ind. on Aug. 31, 1949.
Plans for public graveside services were not complete as of presstime. Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, is in charge of arrangements.

Paul R. Sarringhaus 
Paul R. Sarringhaus, 77, of Middletown, died April 7, 1998, in Middletown Regional Hospital.
He was born in Indiana but his family moved to Hamilton when he was 2 years old. He graduated from Hamilton High School.
He was well-known in Butler County sports circles. He was Ohio's high school football player of the year in 1939 when the Big Blue went undefeated and won the state championship. Funeral services were held Saturday at Colligan Funeral Home, in Hamilton with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or a charity of one's choice.

Theodore F. Thomas 
Theodore F. Thomas, 87, of Prescott, Ariz., died April 8 at his home. He was born in Harrison, Ohio, the son of George and Rosa (Schlaunt) Thomas. In the late 1930s and early 1940s, he and his brother, Paul, operated "The Thrift Shop," one of Oxford's first radio sales and repair stores.
Graveside services were held Saturday at the Oxford Cemetery with the Rev. James Sargent of the Oxford United Methodist Church officiating.
Arrangements were made by the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home in Oxford.
Contributions in Thomas' memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. 

Anna F. Warren 
Anna F. Warren, 74, of Oxford, died April 6, 1998, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was born on August 1, 1923, in Lawrenceburg, Ind. Funeral services were held April 10 at the Elm Street Christian Church in Oxford with the Rev. Roger Frazier officiating.
Burial was at the Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton.

Martha J. Weidenbach 
Martha J. Weidenbach, 80, of Snowden Road, West College Corner, Ind., died Sunday at the Oxford View Nursing Center. She was born in Franklin County, Ind. on Feb. 16, 1918, the daughter of Andrew and Cora (Hyde) Weidenbach. She was a graduate of McGuffey High School.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home with the Rev. Malcolm B. Greene, pastor of the Bath United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Big Cedar Cemetery, Springfield Township, Franklin County, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bath United Methodist Church. 

Paul F. Witter 
Paul F. Witter, 96, formerly of Camden, died April 12, 1998, at Ashton Woods Rehabilitation Center in Atlanta, Ga. He was born March 24, 1902, in Camden.
A memorial service was held April 14 at the R.C. Nein & Sons-Limber Funeral Home/Willard Moss Jr. Memorial Chapel, in Camden. A Masonic Service with Camden Lodge #159 was held. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Camden Lodge #159, in Camden in his memory.

Bill Crawford
Bill Crawford, 70, died at his home in Oxford Saturday morning. He was a native of Trenton, Mo. He was born Oct. 12, 1927.
He married Etta Jean Mason in Harris, Mo. on Aug. 10, 1952.
Funeral services were held Wednesday from the Resthaven Mortuary in Trenton, Mo. with burial in the Asbury Cemetery west of Milan, Mo. Local arrangements were made by Smith & Ogle Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorials to the Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence, P.O. Box 33, Batavia, Ill.

Paul R. Eisele
Paul R. Eisele, 88, Oxford, died Wednesday, June 9, at the McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. He was born May 22, 1910, in Hamilton, Ohio. He married Margie Stoelting on Sept. 22, 1938, at St. Joseph Church in Hamilton. He farmed near Oxford for 25 years from 1948 to 1973 and worked at Miami Univer sity and then for the Talawanda School District before retiring at 1976. Mass of the Christian Burial was held Saturday, June 13, at the St. Marys Catholic Church, Oxford. Burial was at St. Stephen's Cemetery, Hamilton. 

Leonard E. Hollis Sr.
Leonard E. Hollis Sr., 77, of 4745 Wallace Road, Oxford, died Sunday, June 14. He was born in Danville, Ill., Oct. 8, 1920, and was a veteran of WW II. He worked for General Motors, Fisher Body Plant in Fairfield for 36 years, retiring in 1986.
Funeral services will be held noon, Friday, June 19, at Gray Road Church of Christ, off Winton Road, 4826 Gray Road, Cincinnati. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 20, at Woodside Cemetery, Oxford. 

Wayne Mahar Jackson
Wayne Mahar Jackson, 38, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 7, 1998, at Union Regional Medical Center, Monroe, N.C.
Born March 3, 1960, in Burlington, Vt., Wayne grew up in Oxford where he graduated from Talawanda High School in 1978 and later received his landscaping degree from Clark Community College in Springfield.
Funeral services were held June 10 at the New Life Church of God, Monroe, N. C., with burial at Beulah Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Pageland, S.C. Memorials may be made to the New Life Church of God, 3220 Secrest Short Cut Road, Monroe, S.C., 28110. 

Crystal E. Coughlin 
Crystal E. Coughlin, 91, of the Friends Fellowship Community, Richmond, Ind., and formerly of Liberty, Ind., died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, at the Friends Fellowship Community. She was born on July 28, 1907 in Clay City, Ind. 
She had served on the board of directors for the Union County Library and for the Union County Foundation Board. 
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 9, at the Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home. Baker-Fosdick Chapel in Liberty. The Rev. Dawn Gold, pastor of her church, officiated. 
Burial was at West Point Cemetery, Liberty. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Historical Society in her memory at the funeral home. 

Arlene R. Isler 
Arlene R. Isler, of Okeana, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998. 
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 9, at the St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Shandon. 
The family requests memorial contributions be directed to the St. Vincent DePaul Society in care of the St. Aloysius Catholic Church, P.O. Box 95, Shandon, Ohio, 45063. 

Margaret B. Loge 
Margaret B. Loge, 78, of Oxford, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998, at the Oxford View Nursing Center where she had been a resident for the past several years. She was born on June 19, 1920, in Oxford. She graduated From Mc Guffey High School in the class of 1939. 
She worked for Miami University in the 1809 room from 1957-1983 as a cook. 
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the First Christian Church, 5877 Todd Road. Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford, was in charge of the arrangements. 
Burial was at the Oxford Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oxford Life Squad. 

Treva B. Paddock 
Treva B. Paddock, 92, 215 W. High St., Liberty, Ind., died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, at Reid Hospital, Richmond, Ind. She was born July 2, 1906, at Buzzard Roost, Ohio. She had lived in Liberty most of her life. She had worked as a secretary for many years for Grimme Distributing Co. in Liberty before retiring. 
Private services were held at the convenience of the family. 
The Rev. Fred Cox, pastor of her church Hill officiate. 
Burial was at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Boston, Ind. The Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home. Baker-Fosdick Chapel in Liberty, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Marjorie P. Rhinesmith 
Marjorie P. Rhinesmith died on Nov. 3 at Christ Hospital, two weeks after suffering a stroke. Mrs. Rhinesmith resided in Oxford from 1986 until 1997, when she moved to Evergreen retirement center in Cincinnati. In Oxford Mrs. Rhinesmith was an active docent with the Miami University Art Museum. She moved to Oxford to be near her daughter, Sue Momeyer, and family. 
Memorials can be sent to the Miami University Art Museum, Patterson Avenue, Oxford, Ohio, 45056, or to Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio & Northern Kentucky, 2314 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45219.

Ruby Vietor
Ruby Vietor, 86, of Liberty, Ind., died in the early morning hours on Thursday, January 28, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Born December 28, 1912 in Wayne County, Ind., Ruby was a past member of the Eastern Star.
She was employed by the Dunlapsville Grade School and the Union County High and Elementary Schools as a cook. She retired in 1972 after more than 25 years of service.
Private funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family at the Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, Ind. Burial will take place in Dunlapsville Cemetery, Union County, Ind. There was no public calling.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Foundation for the Dunlapsville Cemetery.

Thomas J. Cobbe
Miami professor of botany emeritus, Thomas J. Cobbe, 80, died of cancer early Saturday at Garden Manor Retirement Center. He was born in Cincinnati, July 18, 1918, received his bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati and his doctorate from the University of Michigan.
He came to Miami as an instructor in 1957, advanced the next year to assistant professor, and in 1968 to associate professor. Cobbe retired in 1984.
Memorial services are set at Miami University's Sesqui-centennial Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford is handling arrangements.
Contributions in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Dennis E. Naken
Dennis E. Naken, 64, of Punta Gorda Isles, died January 31. Born September 25, 1934 in Detroit, Dennis was a mechanical engineer with the Square "D" Company and was a member of Punta Gorda Elks.
The service and burial will be decided at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Southwest Florida, 5955 Band Blvd. Sarasota, Florida 34238.


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