Miscellaneous Preble County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

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Patti L. Overholts Cox

Patti L. Overholts Cox, 48, of Dayton died unexpectedly Monday, June 15, at her home.

She was born June 10, 1950.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Overholts.

Survivors include her mother, Marjorie Overholts of Dayton; her husband, Jerry Cox; three brothers, Dennis of Columbus, Eddie of Paducah, Ky., and Tim of Florida; one sister, Barbara Gates of Oregon; two nieces and four nephews.

Funeral services were conducted at Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, followed by burial in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Rebecca L. Dyer

Rebecca Lynn Dyer, 13, of Belle Center, Ohio, died Monday, June 22, at Children's Hospital in Columbus.

Born Dec. 14, 1984, in Kenton, Ohio, she was to enter the eighth grade at Benjamin Logan Middle School in Kenton. She attended the First United Methodist Church, Kenton, and was a member of the Ben Logan Middle School newspaper staff, school band, Straight A Club and Bio-Diversity Club. She was also a member of the Silver Creek Sliders and Taylor Creek Lads and Lassies 4-H Club.

Survivors include her parents, Douglas and Jennifer (Robertson) Dyer; one brother, Andrew, at home; one sister, Sarah, at home; maternal grandmother, Deanna Robertson of Eaton; maternal great-grandmother, Rachel Robertson of Camden; paternal grandparents, Russell and Mary Alice Dyer of Belle Center, Ohio.

Her maternal grandfather, Reginald Robertson, died in 1977.

Funeral services were Friday, June 26, followed by burial in Norman Cemetery, Belle Center.

Judith A. Newsome

Judith Ann "Judy" Newsome, 60, of Scheyhing Road, Lewisburg, died Monday, June 22, at her home after a sudden illness.

Born July 18, 1937, in Dayton, she was the daughter of the late Robert Alexander and Thelma Elizabeth (Swanson) Fowler.

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Sanford J. Newsome; four daughters, Cherie Alison Newsome of Brookville, Bethann Newsome, Lori Aileen Newsome and Ruth Abigail Newsome, all of Lewisburg; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce A. and June Newsome of Brookville, Marc A. and Crystal Newsome of Florence, Ky.

Also surviving are grandchildren, Matthew W., Karen V., Julie M., Andy N. Holly E. and Laura C. Newsome; a brother and sister-in-law, Claude Raymond and Betty Fowler of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; nephews, Shawn P. Fowler and Kenny Fowler of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; many uncles, aunts and cousins.

Funeral services were Friday, June 26, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Jeffrey Adler officiating. Burial was in Arlington Cemetery, Brookville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society-Preble County Unit or to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit.

Dan L. Weadick

Dan L. Weadick, 94, of Ohio 732, Eaton, died Tuesday, June 23, at Vancrest Care Center in Eaton after a brief illness.

Born Aug. 2, 1903, in Camden, he was the son of Lawrence and Mary G. (Hines) Weadick. He was a retired Preble County farmer, a member of Visitation Catholic Church of Eaton, Preble County Farm Bureau Discussion Group #14 and Preble County ASC.

Mr. Weadick was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine L. Weadick, in May 1994; three sisters, Genevieve Petry in 1994, Regina Teach in 1998 and Anna Weadick in 1990.

Survivors include two sons, Dan A. Weadick of Eaton and Robert J. Weadick of Cincinnati; two daughters, Patricia Sanders of Eaton and Dorothy O'Malley of Lake Placid, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral Mass was Saturday, June 27, at Visitation Catholic Church, with the Rev. Ralph Lawrence officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Visitation, Eaton.

J. Dale Eby

J. Dale Eby, 76, of Germantown Road, West Alexandria, died Thursday, June 25, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

Born April 16, 1922, in West Alexandria, he was the son of Joseph and Ruth (Swinger) Eby. He was a graduate of Lanier High School. Mr. Eby was a farmer all his life and retired in 1984 from Whittaker Corp. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ and King Hiram F&AM #88.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Doris Eby; a son and daughter-in-law, Kirk and Candy Eby of Dayton; and a daughter, Connie Eby of Indianapolis, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Kent Eby, in 1952.

Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Lena M. English

Lena Mae Cole English, 54, of 713 S. 11th St., Richmond, Ind., died Thursday night, June 25, at Reid Hospital.

A native and lifelong resident of Richmond, she was born April 19, 1944, the daughter of William T. and Pauline (Peters) Cole.

Survivors include her husband, Anthony Kurt English; one grandson, Brian Jones; three brothers, Robert Cole of New Paris, Henry Cole of Winchester, Ind., and William Cole Jr. of Franklin; five sisters, Norma Steele of Morning Sun, Mary Miller and Carolyn Bertsch, both of Fort Myers, Fla., Sharon Rader of Richmond, Ind., and Beverly Moreland of Lynn, Ind.; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene Cole and Hubert Cole; and two sisters, Dorothy Stevenson and Darlene Cole.

Funeral services were Monday, June 29, at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Chapel, Richmond, Ind., with the Rev. Kenneth Riden officiating. Burial was in Goshen Cemetery.

Betty J. Hunsucker

Betty J. Hunsucker, 70, of Eaton, died Friday, June 26, after a three-year illness.

Born April 12, 1928, in Eaton, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Myrtle (Maddix) Sarver, and had lived in Preble County all her life. She had been a senior aide at the Preble County Counsel on Aging, SCOPE and Preble County Counseling Center.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Jackie Hunsucker of Eaton; a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Don Strebig of West Alexandria; four grandchildren, Travis Strebig, Jeremy and Michele Hunsucker, Jessica Hunsucker and Jerad Hunsucker; one great-grandson, Kyle Hunsucker; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Bob Sarver, Peck Sarver and Sam Sarver.

Funeral services were Monday, June 29, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with Pastor Marion Noll officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton.

Wayland C. Brown Sr.

Wayland Clayton Brown Sr., 57, of 1350 Lakehurst Drive, Rock Hill, S.C., died Friday, June 19, at his home.

He was born in Greene County, Tenn., and was employed for more than 25 years as a tax accountant at Springs Industries. He was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his wife, Brenda H. Brown; a son, Wayland Clayton Brown Jr.; two daughters, Rena Hood of Rock Hill, S.C., and Vicki Brown of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; his mother and stepfather, Nellie B. and stepfather, Herman Gauch of West Manchester; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Joyce Via of Germantown and Barbara Bogle of Katy, Texas.

Funeral services were held at Adnah United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mike Leonhardt officiating and the Rev. Jack Brown assisting.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 339 E. Main St., Rock Hill, S.C. 29731.

Virgil C. Smallwood

Virgil Combs Smallwood, 86, of Preble County Line Road, Middletown, died Saturday, June 27, at his home.

Born July 10, 1911, in Frenchburg, Ky., he was the son of Joseph and Alice (Gose) Smallwood. He was a self-employed farmer and contractor, having constructed many ponds and lakes in Preble County and the surrounding area. He was a member of the West Elkton United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Nellie Smallwood; a daughter and Myrna and Vince Taylor of Middletown; a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Betty Smallwood of Camden; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Opal Smallwood of Frenchburg, Ky.

He was preceded in death by a grandson; and 11 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were Tuesday, June 30, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Gratis.

Selma M. Dusenberry

Selma Mae Dusenberry, 89, died Saturday, June 27, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.

She was born April 18, 1909, in a sod house in Wellfleet (Ord), Neb., the daughter of the late James Wayne and Margaret Mae (Tidyman) McGinnis. She had lived in Preble County since 1935.

Her father was a veterinarian. Her brothers and sister were also born in the sod house in Nebraska, and all the children were college graduates. In 1931, she received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Kansas.

On Dec. 26, 1936, she married Grant Van Ness Dusenberry in Richmond, Ind., and he died March 9, 1984.

She served as Eaton librarian from 1944 to 1959, and on Dec. 15, 1959, became the first district/head librarian for the newly formed Preble County District Library in charge of seven branches until she retired in 1969.

She was the first person to establish a working relationship with the Montgomery County Library and The State Library for books and reference materials for use in the Preble County Library.

Mrs. Dusenberry started painting at age 62 and earned numerous awards for her art. She was a member of the Preble County Art Association and its first president (1965-66), a member of the American Association of University Women, member of The Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors and a member of the Greenville Art Guild.

Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Lorraine McGinnis of Lincoln, Neb., and Ruth McGinnis of Chicago, Ill.; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Joyce Ann Young of Eaton.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. Kenneth T. McGinnis and Dr. James G. McGinnis; and a sister, Beulah Marx.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at the Preble County Art Center, 601 Hillcrest Drive (Ohio 732), Eaton. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Preble County Art Center.

Helen L. Scherer

Helen L. Scherer, 63, of St. Paul, Minn., formerly of Camden, died Saturday, June 27.

Born Oct. 26, 1934, in Camden, she was the daughter of Cecil and Opal (Adams) Sorrell. She was a 1952 graduate of Camden High School. Mrs. Scherer was employed as clerk at Ramsey County Human Services for 18 years, retiring in 1995.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald J. Scherer of Bayport, Minn., and Robert Scherer of St. Paul, Minn.; two brothers, Donald Sorrell of London, Ohio, and Joe Sorrell of Baycliff, Texas; and two sisters, Betty Jane Groves and Carol Little, both of Camden.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Arthur L. Sorrell and Richard A. Sorrell.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at Fairmount Cemetery, Camden, with the Rev. Greg Jackson officiating. R.C. Nein & Sons-Limber Funeral Home, Camden, is in charge of arrangements.

Oren F. Eby

Oren F. Eby, 89, formerly of Twin Creek Road, West Alexandria, died Sunday, June 28, at Governor Harris Homestead in Eaton.

Born Aug. 14, 1908, in Clay Township, he was the son of Clarence and Nellie (Foutz) Eby. He was a graduate of Lanier High School, and had been a farmer all his life.

His wife, Catherine, died in 1991. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Dave Eby in 1977 and George Eby in 1998; and a sister, Florence Eby.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Bob Keener of West Alexandria, Beverly K. and William Godwin of Apex, N.C.; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Joe Eby of New Lebanon and Dan Eby of Farmersville; one sister, Susie Suggs of West Alexandria.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 3, in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Ron Dafler officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30-10:25 a.m. on Friday at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Walter E. Shanks Sr.

Walter E. Shanks Sr., 86, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, June 30, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Survivors include his wife, Emiliana Shanks; daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Bob Haworth, Ben and Barbara Williamson, all of Lewisburg; a son, Walter Shank Jr. of Lewisburg; a daughter, Deborah Shank of Lewisburg.

Also surviving are grandchildren, Jeff Steinke of Rushville, Ind., Joey Booso of Brookville, Dan Haworth of Lewisburg; a great-granddaughter, Ashley Booso of Lewisburg; sisters, Pauline Wiseman of Centerville, Mildred Lane of Ansonia and Dorothy Williams of Elm Grove, Ohio; and brothers, Robert and Caroline Shanks of Vandalia, Virgil and Icie Shanks of Beavercreek.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ethel Shanks; his parents, Rebecca and Milton Shanks; sisters, Lola Boyer and Flossie Lewis; and a brother, Clyde Shank.

Funeral services were Monday, July 6, at Gilbert-Fellers Funeral Home, Brookville, with Father Todd Grogan officiating. Burial was in Royal Oak Memorial Gardens, Brookville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit.

Dorothy M. Root

Dorothy Marie Root, 77, formerly of Pine Street, Tipp City, died Tuesday, June 30, at Walnut Creek Nursing Center in Kettering.

Born June 25, 1921, in Dayton, she was the daughter of John Vincent and Esther (Wright) McWilliams. She was a former employee of the Dayton Daily News.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia M. Woodward of Huber Heights; sons and daughter-in-law, Charles J. and Mildred I. Knipfer of West Alexandria, Earl M. Knipfer of Riverside; a half sister and her husband, Emily and Phil Mitchell of Dayton; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two nephews and one niece.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Root, in 1991; a twin sister, in 1921; a brother, John V. McWilliams Jr. and a son-in-law, Jerry Woodward, in 1997.

Funeral services were Friday, July 3, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. Craig Frank officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria.

Harold A. Brubaker

Harold A. Brubaker, 75, of Ohio 122 South, Eaton, died Wednesday, July 1, at his home after a short illness.

Born June 9, 1923, in Gasper Township (Preble County), he was the son of the late Omer B. and Runella (Deaton) Brubaker. He was a 1940 graduate of Lanier High School, a Washington Township farmer and minister of the Upper Twin Old German Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Margaret J. (Bowser) Brubaker; daughters and sons-in-law, Juel A. and Calvin Durham of Eaton, Nancy B. and Tom Childs of Gallipolis; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth S. and Fred Bowman, Anna M. and Ralph Brower, all of Eaton, Leah E. and Dennis Metzger of Camden.

Also surviving are grandsons, Phillip C. (Nancy) Durham, Michael L. (Gwen) Durham, John R . (Marcia) Durham; great-grandchildren, Meredith M., Madeline A., Francine C. and Houston J. Durham; nieces, nephews, two aunts and several cousins.

A prayer service was held Friday, July 3, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, followed by funeral services at the Upper Twin Old German Baptist Church, West Alexandria, with the Brethren officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown.

Steve Crane Jr.

Steve "Speedy" Crane Jr., 66, of Preble County Line Road, Middletown, died Wednesday, July 1, in an auto accident on Ohio 122 South in Preble County.

Born Nov. 10, 1931, in Richmond, Ky., he was the son of the late Steve Sr. and Mary (Ballinger) Crane. He retired in 1985 from A & B Foundry, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Ethel (Lainhart) Crane; sons, James and Billy Crane, both of Middletown; sisters, Jewel Evans of Louisville, Ky., Beulah Brock and Eula Combs, both of Berea, Ky.; brothers, the Rev. Charles Whitamore and J.B. Crane, both of Berea, Ky.; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 4, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Brother Kincaid officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Kathryn E. Bacon

Kathryn E. Bacon, 84, of Camden, died Wednesday, July 1, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

Born April 15, 1914, in Dayton, she was the daughter of Edward and Leona (Fultz) Walker. She was an active member of Camden United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star of Camden, and was the associate grand marshal of the first Black Walnut Festival in Camden.

She married Homer Bacon on Oct. 11, 1930.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Joan and George Keller of Clearwater, Fla.; one brother, Arthur Walker of Eaton; two sisters, Edith Langevin of Eaton and Helen Lawton of Dayton; two granddaughters, Kathy Rice of Safety Harbor, Fla., and Cynthia Vetter and husband Stephen of Salt Lake City, Utah; and two great-grandchildren, Justin and Jenna Rice.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer, on Oct. 3, 1991; a brother, Wilbert Walker; and a sister, Betty Bayless.

Funeral services were Monday, July 6, at Camden United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jackie Marshall and the Rev. Jim Misheff officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden. R.C. Nein & Sons-Limber Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Camden United Methodist Church, 100 S. Lafayette St., Camden, Ohio 45311.

Leona Bratton

Leona Bratton, 93, formerly of Gratis, died Friday, July 3, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

Born July 20, 1904, she was the daughter of John and Margaret (Tiller) Houser. She had been the postmistress at the Gratis Post Office for many years and had also served as Village of Gratis treasurer.

Survivors include three great-nieces, Janet Metcalf of Hamilton, Joan Horn of Eaton and Vernitta Blevins of Middletown; and a great-nephew, Jack Samuels of South Bend, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; two half brothers, Albert Houser in 1956 and Stanley Dwyer; and a half sister, Nellie Dwyer Fouts.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 7, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Gratis, followed by burial in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis.

Orville Casteel

Orville Casteel, 63, of Oxford-Gettysburg Road, Eaton, died unexpectedly Friday, July 3, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

Born Jan. 20, 1935, in Jasper, Tenn., he was the son of the late Ernest and Mary (Rector) Casteel. He retired from the Johns Manville Plant in Richmond, Ind. Mr. Casteel was a member of several horseshoe clubs in the Miami Valley area.

Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Marilyn A. (Moore) Casteel; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Jo Ann Casteel of Eldorado, Chad and Emma Casteel of New Paris and Travis A. Casteel of Eaton; a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Steve Mays of Sally, S.C.

Also surviving are stepchildren and spouses, Diana and Brian Dillow of Eaton, Lee Cravens of New Paris, Margurite and Rob Pritchett of New Castle, Ind.; sister and brother-in-law, Susie and Bill Moree of Jasper, Tenn.; brothers and sister-in-law, Ted Casteel, Sam and Francise Casteel of Jasper, Tenn., and Johnny Casteel of New Paris; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

A memorial service was held Monday, July 6, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, with the Rev. John H. Hollis officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northwest Emergency Squad.

Gary A. Hale

Gary Alan Hale, 49, of 40 NW 15th St., Richmond, Ind., died Saturday, July 4, at Reid Hospital.

He was born May 12, 1949, in Camden. Mr. Hale was previously employed at Cinram. He served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, serving in Korea and three hitches in Vietnam. Throughout his service, he was a radio and Morse code operator, a tactical communications chief, did unit organizational supply and was a recruiting officer.

In honor of his service to his country, he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, an Overseas Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Bars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, an Army Service Ribbon, NCO Professional Development Ribbon and the Army Good Conduct Medal. He retired from active military service May 31, 1988, in Germany.

He was a member of the Camden Church of Good, Camden Masonic Lodge, was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the VFW and Moose Lodge.

Survivors include his father, Elbert Hale of Richmond, Ind.; a daughter, Shonta T.N. Hale of Germany; a son, David E.A. Hale of Germany; a sister, Melanie Jean Koohns of Connersville, Ind.; two brothers, Merril L. Creech and James E. Hale, both of Connersville, Ind.; stepmother, Louetta Hale of Richmond, Ind.

Also surviving are several aunts and uncles, including Janet McBee of Phillipsburg and Basil McBee of Phillipsburg; a special friend, Darlene Eaton of Richmond, Ind.; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma (Richardson) Hale.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 7, at Jones-Klute-Lamb Funeral Home, Richmond, Ind., with the Rev. Raymond Young officiating. Burial with, full military honors, was in Fairhaven Cemetery.

Eugene Grimes

Eugene Grimes, 61, of U.S. 40 East, Lewisburg, died unexpectedly Saturday evening, July 4, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

He was born June 27, 1937, in Manchester, Ky. He retired from Empire Brass in Richmond and was caretaker of the Sandman Apartments on U.S. 40, south of West Manchester.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Lillie F. (Jump) Grimes; his mother, Rebecca (Howard) Grimes of Cincinnati; a son, Troy E. Grimes of Greencastle, Ind.; a daughter, Tammy L. Jenkins of Eldorado; two sisters, Stella J. Grimes and Cora M. Dulaney, both of Cincinnati; three grandchildren, Tabatha K. Jenkins, Dustin J. Grimes and Natasha Nicole Evans; nieces and nephews; one uncle and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Grimes Sr., two brothers, Glenn Grimes and Jack Grimes Jr.; and one sister, Laura Tompkins.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Sam Shilot officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery near West Alexandria. The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Hubert E. Ott

Hubert E. Ott, 76, of 107 Elaine Ave., Eaton, died Sunday, July 5, in Dayton.

A native and lifelong resident of Preble County, he was born Aug. 12, 1921, the son of the late Stanley E. and Marie (Goldsmith) Ott.

Mr. Ott was a heavy duty equipment operator for Kramer Bros. Excavating, and retired after 20 years as a truck driver for Beoddy Oil Company. He was retired from the Eaton Fire Department after 30 years of service, and was a member of the Eaton United Church of Christ.

His first wife, Zelma June (Guiller) Ott, died in 1967.

Survivors include his wife, Madonna A. (Ashinger) Ott, whom he married July 3, 1969; a daughter, Romona Myers of Brookville; sons and daughter-in-law, Michael and Nancy Ott of Lewisburg and Wendell Ott of Bellbrook; four grandchildren, Melissa Myers, Randy and Amanda Myers, Kerry Ott and Valerie Ott ; a sister, Margaret Blankenship of West Alexandria; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 9, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. James W. Whitley officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery near West Alexandria. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton United Church of Christ, or to the American Diabetes Association.


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