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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.

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.

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.

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.

Thuron 'Ron' Hammersley 
Thuron "Ron" Hammersley, 74, of 25 E. Coe Road, Liberty, Ind., died at Oak Ridge Nursing Center on Wednesday morning, June 7 (2000), following a lengthy illness. He was affectionately known as "Little Boy" to his family. He was born in Dayton on June 8, 1925. He has lived in the Liberty area since 1982, after living most of his life in Dayton.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, Hammersley was a member of the American Legion Post #77 in Brookville, Ind.
Funeral services were conducted at Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, Ind., on June 9. Burial followed in West Point Cemetery, Liberty, Ind. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Wilma Marie Seiter 
Wilma Marie Seiter, 78, of Brookville, Ind., died May 31 (2000), at Oxford View Nursing Home.
She was born Aug. 27, 1921 in Florence, Ind. She lived most of her life in Franklin County.
She married Harold Seiter in April 1944. He preceded her in death, as did her parents.
Funeral services were held June 3 at Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville, Ind., with the Rev. Ben Strasser officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions can be made to Oxford Life Squad.

Robert 'Jerry' Elwinger 
Former Oxford resident Robert "Jerry" Elwinger, 66, died at his home in Reno, Nev., on May 13 (2000).
A native of Piqua, Ohio, he was born on Feb. 9, 1934, to Leonard and Elizabeth Daly Elwinger. A 1959 graduate of Miami University, he worked in the studio of Oxford photographer George R. Hoxie during his college years.
A memorial service in Reno was followed by private cremation rites.

John Hickman 
John K. Hickman, former assistant to the dean of the Graduate School at Miami University, died at his home in Hendersonville, N. C., early Friday, June 6 (2000). He had suffered from Hodgskin's Disease for a number of years.
A Miami graduate of 1966 who received his master's degree in 1968, he served the university from 1968-71. 
A memorial service will be held, probably in North Carolina, later this summer. His sister's address is 8 Margate Lane, Hendersonville, N. C., 2873

Marcella Mae Baumann 
Marie F. Riall Tanner, 74, of 317 W. County Road 125, Liberty, Ind., died Sunday at home. She was born in Wayne County, Ind. on Jan. 26, 1926. She lived in Liberty since 1947.
She was a member of the Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church in Liberty as well as a longtime member and treasurer of the VFW Auxiliary in Liberty. She had also served as the Indiana State Chairperson for the VFW Auxiliary. She was active in the Democrat Party in Union County for many years, serving as treasurer for the past 15 years. She was also an Avon Lady for some time.
Funeral services were held Aug. 10 at the Showalter-Blackwell-Long funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel. Liberty, Ind. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City, Ind. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Christian Community Cooperative Closet in Liberty, Ind.
(Published August 10, 2000)

Marie F. Riall Tanner 
Donald Wayne Clark, 30, of Camden, died on Friday, July 28, near Camden. He was born on July 18, 1970, in Hamilton. He was employed by Xerox and was a member of the band DDT.
Services were held on Monday, July 31 at noon at R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home. Rev. Michael Gadd officiated. Burial followed at Fairmount Cemetery in Camden.
(Published August 10, 2000)

Glenna Ruth (Williamson) Wood 
Glenna Ruth (Williamson) Wood, 78, of Camden died on Aug. 3 at Ft. Hamilton Hughes Memorial Hospital, Hamilton. She was born on Feb. 13, 1922, in Dixon Township, Ohio.
She was employed through the years at numerous different jobs and retired in 1993.
Services were held on Aug. 5 at R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home in Camden. Burial was in Somerville Cemetery in Somerville.
(Published August 10, 2000)

Marian Engel 
Marian Engel, 95, a resident of the Oxford View Nursing Center for the past five years, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000. She was born Nov. 25, 1904, in Chicago. 
Among survivors is a son, Alan Engel and his wife, Sondra, of Oxford.
Engel was a well-known antique dealer who moved her business to Oxford in 1977.
Funeral arrangements were by Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Miami University Art Museum or the Oxford Branch of the Lane Public Library.

Mabel Craig 
Mabel Craig, 91, of Camden, died Sept. 25, 2000 at Woodland Country Manor near Somerville.
She was born May 13, 1909, in Somers Township, Ohio. She was a 1927 graduate of Camden High School. She married Arthur P. Craig on Nov. 11, 1927, in Hamilton. He preceded her in death in 1985.
Funderal sevices were held Sept. 27, with a funeral service following.
Memorials are suggested to the Camden Emergency Squad, 20 1/2 N. Liberty St., Camden, OH 45311.

Donald Hammitt 
Donald Hammitt, 86, of 615 W. High St., Liberty, Ind., died at his residence on Monday, Sept. 18, 2000. Hammitt was born April 13, 1914, in Union County, Ind.
He lived all his life in the Union County area.
Funeral services were held at the Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel, in Liberty, Ind., on Sept. 22.
Burial followed the service at College Corner Cemetery in West College Corner, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Church of Christ in his memory.

Mary E. Wallen 
Mary E. Wallen, 89, of Dayton, formerly of Oxford, died Saturday evening, Sept. 23, 2000, at The Maria-Joseph Living Center in Dayton. She was born June 27, 1911 in Bybee, Ky.
She moved to Oxford as a child and was a graduate of McGuffey High School. On Feb. 5, 1944, she married Emmert Wallen and he preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 1988.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford. Burial was at Crown Hill Memorial Park.

Helen L. Sintz 
Helen L. Sintz, 83, of West College Corner, Ind., died Saturday afternoon, Sept. 23, 2000 at her home. She was born on April 9, 1917, in Franklin County, Ind. On March 1, 1937, she married Orval Sintz in Brookville, Ind.
Funeral services were held Sept. 26 at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home. Burial was in the College Corner Cemetery, Union County, Ind.
The family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to the Reid Hospital Hospice Staff, 1401 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN 47374.

James B. Wesson 
James B. Wesson, 71, professor emeritus of teacher education at Miami University, died Sept. 22, 2000 at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Wesson joined Miami's faculty in 1963, specializing in mathematics education. He served as chairman of the teacher education department from 1970 to 1975.
Mass of Christian burial was Monday at St. Mary's Church, Oxford. Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, 101 W. Church St.,

Stephen Linn Hill 
Stephen Linn Hill, infant son of Vince and Bethany West Hill, was stillborn at Reid Memorial Hospital, Richmond, Ind. on Thursday, Nov. 2. He is survived by by his parents, Vince and Bethany West Hill, Liberty, Ind.
Private services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Burial was in West Point Cemetery, Liberty, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Youth League Baseball Program in Stephen's memory.
Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, Ind., was in charge of the arrangement.
(Published November 9, 2000)

Norman C. Paddock 
Norman C. Paddock, 52, of 542 Liberty St., W. College Corner, Ind., died at his residence Saturday, Nov. 4. He was born on Feb. 18, 1948 in Oxford. He lived all of his life in the College Corner area.
He was a truck driver for many years but most recently was a factory worker at Amcast, Inc. in Richmond, Ind.
Funeral services were held at Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker Chapel in College Corner, Ohio on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Burial followed at Salem Cemetery in Union County, Ind.
(Published November 9, 2000)

Viola Combs 
Viola "Virgie" (Merrill) Combs, 77, of Fairfield died Sunday, Nov. 5, at her home. She was born Jan. 2, 1923 in Butler County. She married Thomas Combs on Feb. 17, 1939 in Liberty, Ind. He preceded her in death.
She was employed as a cook at Miami University in Oxford until her retirement in 1990, after 20 years of service.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 8. Burial was at the Fairmount Cemetery in Camden.
Memorials are suggested to Vitas Hospice, 1132 W. Kemper Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45240.
(Published November 9, 2000)

Maxine C. Smith 
Maxine C. Smith, 86, of Orlando, Florida died Thursday, Nov. 2, at an Orlando, Fla. hospital. She was born Jan. 28, 1914 in Gibbon, Neb. She had lived most of her life in Richmond and Bath, Ind. She had been in Florida for the past several years.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker Chapel, College Corner, Ohio. Burial followed at College Corner Cemetery in W. College Corner, Ind.
(Published November 9, 2000)

Marjorie Wayland 
Graveside services in Woodside Cemetery were Nov. 10 for Marjorie Beatrice Wayland, who died Nov. 5, after having suffered a debilitating illness early this year.
She was born in Oxford on Sept. 11, 1924. She graduated from Stewart High School and was self-employed as a domestic worker throughout her life.
The Smith & Ogle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements, and there was no visitation.
(Published November 9, 2000)

H. Merle Himelick 
H. Merle Himelick, 92, of 3048 Bath Rd., W. College Corner, Ind., died early Saturday morning, Nov. 4, at the Hillcrest Estates Nursing Home, Liberty, Ind. He was born on Sept. 25, 1908 in Franklin County, Ind.
He had lived all his life in the Franklin and Union County area. He farmed in Franklin County most of his life.
Public graveside services were conducted at the College Corner Cemetery, W. College Corner, Ind. on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Memorial contribution may be made to the Norbert Bleill Scholarship Fund in Himelick's memory.
(Published November 9, 2000)

Elizabeth J. DePew 
Elizabeth J. DePew, 66, of 2909 Elgin Road, Oxford, died Sunday, Oct. 29, in the emergency room at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was born March 7, 1934 in Milan, Ind. She had lived in the Oxford area most of her life. She started working for GTE in 1970 as an operator and retired in 1996 as a switch worker.
Funeral services were held at the Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker Chapel, College Corner, Ohio on Nov. 3. Burial followed in College Corner Cemetery, W. College Corner, Ind.
(Published November 9, 2000)

Richard Arnold Moore 
Richard Arnold Moore, 28, of Oxford, died, Tuesday, Oct. 31. He was born March 11, 1972, in Ft. Rucker, Alabama.
He was a 1990 graduate of Talawanda High School and served in the United States Navy from 1990 to 1993. He married Tanya Hammond of Hayward, Calif. For several years he had worked for various contractors in the area.
Funeral services were held Nov. 3 at the Brookville Road Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Oxford Cemetery.
(Published November 9, 2000)

Brent L. Myers 
Brent L. Myers, 33, of 284 N. Industrial Park Road, Liberty, Ind., died Sunday, Oct. 29 at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, from injuries sustained in a quad runner accident on Oct. 22 in Liberty. He was born Sept. 22, 1967 in Connersville, Ind.
For the past two years he owned and operated Myers Trucking Company and leased to McGown Trucking. Prior to that, he worked full time for the Shane Coffman Construction Company, Inc., in Liberty.
Funeral services were held at the Liberty Church of Christ in Liberty, Ind. on Nov. 3. Burial followed in College Corner Cemetery, W. College Corner, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brent L. Myers Trucking Company Scholarship that will be set up by the Union County Foundation.
(Published November 9, 2000)

Violet M. Webster 
Violet M. Webster, 87, of Oxford died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at the Oxford View Nursing Center. She was born on July 17, 1913 in Mishawaka, Ind.
She was raised and educated in Mishawaka, lived on the East Coast and moved to College Corner where she was a member of the Village Council for several years before moving to Oxford. She was a secretary at Miami University for more than 14 years.
Funeral services were held on Nov. 17, at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Oxford Cemetery.

Catherine L. Borders Antrim 
Catherine L. Borders Antrim, 85, of 615 W. High St., Liberty, Ind., died early Monday morning, Nov. 13, 2000 at her residence. She was born March 20, 1915 in Brownstown, Ind.
She has lived in Union County for the past three years and before that she resided in Florida. She was very family oriented and enjoyed spending time with them.
Funeral services were conducted at the Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, Ind., on Nov. 17.
Burial followed in West point Cemetery in Liberty, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the National Kidney Foundation in her memory.

Ruth Laten Shearer 
Ruth L. Shearer, 82, of Oxford, died Monday, Nov. 13 (2001), at Oxford View Nursing Center. She was born Sept. 24, 1918 in Skelton, W.V. She married Arlie J. Shearer on Feb. 27, 1936. She moved from West Virginia to Cleveland in 1945, where she was employed as a waitress and retired in 1971. In March, 2000, she moved to Oxford.
Burial was at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Beckley, W.V. near her husband and daughter. The family wishes to thank Dr. Rick Bucher and the nursing home staff at Oxford View Nursing Center as well as Teresa and Beth of VITAS Hospice for their wonderful care.
Memorials are suggested to Vitas Hospice, 1132 West Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45240.

Geraldine (Dunaway) Idol 
Geraldine (Dunaway) Idol, 62, of Camden, died Thursday, Nov. 16 (2001), at her home. She was born on Dec. 30, 1937 in Lexington, Ky. She was employed as a cook and as a United States Postal Service worker.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at the R.C. Nein and Sons-Thompson Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Gadd officiating. She was buried in Fairmount Cemetery in Camden.


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