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Gradie Boyd

Gradie Boyd, 80, of Camden died Tuesday, July 7, at his home.

Born May 31, 1918, in Whitwell, Tenn., he was the son of the late John and Mary Boyd. He came to Camden in 1957 as meat cutter for John Porter, and became a resident of Camden in 1959. Mr. Boyd continued as meat cutter after the business was purchased by Howard White and remained there until retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Camden Church of God, where he played electric guitar in the church band for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Lorene, whom he married Nov. 17, 1944; three sons, James Gradie and wife Donna Boyd of Greensburg, Ind., Michael John Boyd of Cleveland, and Thomas Glenn and wife Lisa Boyd of Eaton; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Irene McGown and Betty Hidgon, both of Chattanooga, Tenn., Estella Lockwood of Dayton and Elizabeth Fitzgerald of Avon Park, Fla.; and one brother, Bennett Boyd of Tampa, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Funeral services were Friday, July 10, at the Camden Church of God, with the Rev. Marvin Hocker officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden. R.C. Nein & Sons-Limber Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements.

Florence G. Cullers

Florence Geraldine Cullers, 77, of Fort Jefferson Road, Greenville, died Tuesday, July 7, at Gade Rest Home in Greenville.

Born July 17, 1920, in Verona, she was the daughter of C. Wilbur and Esta L. (Smith) Rice. She had lived in the Lewisburg and Brookville area prior to moving to Greenville. Mrs. Cullers was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Lewisburg.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Robert L. Cullers; a son, R. Douglas Cullers of Greenville; brothers, Kenneth L. Rice of Phillipsburg, William Russell and Gaylen E. Rice, both of Lewisburg; a sister, Eileen Ostaszewski of Phillipsburg; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Keith Rice; and a sister, Corrine Hall.

Funeral services were Friday, July 10, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg.

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

Mildred E. Welch

Mildred E. Welch, 70, of Dayton, died Tuesday morning, July 7, at Mary Scott Nursing Home in Dayton.

Born Aug. 27, 1927, in Dayton, she was the daughter of the late Edward Joseph and Bernice (Heitzman) Lucas.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Bonnie Welch of Dayton; daughters, Jacqueline Lamb and friend, Robert Hall of Dayton, and Terri Welch of Florida; five grandsons; four granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Heitzman of Tipp City; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Willie and Margaret Hudson of Dayton; four nieces and one nephew.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 11, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens.

Nola M. Beane

Nola M. Beane, 74, of Evergreen Drive, Eaton, died Tuesday, July 7, at Grandview Hospital in Dayton.

Born Oct. 8, 1923, in Monroe Township (Preble County), she was the daughter of Oscar M. and Etta M. (Petry) Nienke. She retired in 1979 from Governor Harris Homestead in Eaton, and attended the Church of Christ in Eaton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Beane, in 1997; and a stillborn child, in 1951.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Lynn E. and LuJean Beane of Eaton; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Richard Waymire of Eaton; a sister, Emma Catherine Brown of Brookville; grandchildren, Lynn E. Beane II, Randy W. and wife Lynn Waymire; Cheryl L. and Angela K. Waymire; a great-granddaughter, Sunny Lynn Waymire; and a great-great-grandson, Christian M. Waymire.

Funeral services were Friday, July 10, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Boroff officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad or to the Preble County Heart Fund.

Harry S. Chambers

Harry S. Chambers, 87, formerly of Preble and Darke counties, died Wednesday, July 8, at Heritage House of Richmond.

Born Jan. 23, 1911, in West Manchester, he was the son of Henry Edgar and Mary Gennettia (Weaver) Chambers. He was a 1929 graduate of Monroe Central High School, and was owner/operator of a filling station in Pitsburg, Ohio, from 1960-1973. Mr. Chambers was a member of Friendship Community Church, New Paris.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Mae (Shaffer) Chambers, in 1981; daughter, Susan Jay, in 1998; and brothers, Byron, Elmer and Virgil Chambers.

Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Vernon E. and Evelyn Chambers, and Richard Chambers, all of New Madison; daughters and sons-in-law, Mabel I. and Harry Schweizer of Richmond, Ind., Wanda D. and Jerry Butt of Sebring, Fla., Nina L. and Dale Royer of Eaton, and Dorothy M. and Robert Murphy of Fishers, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services and burial were at the convenience of the family in Wares Chapel Cemetery, West Manchester, with the Rev. Howard Addison officiating. Bussard-Barnes-Vaniman Funeral Home, Eldorado, was in charge of arrangements.

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

Rita M. Scarce

Rita M. Scarce, 76, of State Route 122, Richmond, Ind., died Thursday, July 9, at her home.

Born Sept. 8, 1921, in Hamilton, she was the daughter of Robert and Anna (Schue) Downie. She was a 1939 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Hamilton. Mrs. Scarce was a former beautician in Campbellstown, and a member of Visitation Catholic Church in Eaton.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, William R. Scarce; daughters and sons-in-law, Leah Ann and Bob Gaffney of Newport Beach, Calif., Terri L. and Charles Havlin of Eaton; a son and daughter-in-law, William "Butch" and Patti Scarce of Lake Forrest, Calif.; brothers, Robert Downie and Richard (Sandi) Downie, both of Hamilton; a sister, Mary Ann (Robert) Weaver of Hamilton.

Also surviving are grandchildren, Debbie, Deneane, Danny, Kevin, Russel and Samuel; step-grandchildren, Melinda and Chris; great-grandchildren, Christie Lynn, Cameron, Caytie Anne, Stanley and Donna; and step-great-grandchildren, Natasha, Zachary, Kelsey and Amber; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Mass was Monday, July 13, at Visitation Catholic Church, Eaton, with the Rev. Ralph Lawrence officiating. Burial was in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Fund - Preble County Unit.

Roy O. Grant

Roy O. Grant, 78, of Dayton, died Friday, July 10, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Born March 7, 1920, in Skafel Cane, Ky., he was the son of George and Addie (Martin) Grant. He retired in 1981 after 31 years at Inland Division of GM.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Geneva H. (Hollan) Grant; daughters, Wanda Towl of Dayton, Carolyn Grant of Kentucky and Patricia Gilbert of Bainbridge, Ohio; a son, Michael Grant of Dayton; a stepson, James A. Marcum of West Alexandria; sisters, Edna Clark of Magee, Ky., and Evelyn Compton of Huber Heights; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Forrester Grant; and a sister, Thelma Hazelbaker.

Funeral services were Monday, July 13, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor Clifford Hurst officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens.

Doris J. Wilmot

Doris Jean Wilmot, 64, of Shields Drive (Lakengren), Eaton, died Friday, July 10, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

Born Oct. 11, 1933, in Ohio, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Thelma (O'Dell) Floyd. She had attended the New Testament Church of Christ.

Survivors include her mother, Thelma Floyd of Dayton; daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela D. and John Matheny of Springfield, Kimberly A. and Randy McCoy of Andersonville, Tenn., Melissa J. and Johnnie Mitchell, Kristy L. and Paul Petro, all of Eaton; grandchildren, Toni Michelle and Gerald Russell Ballengee, Stephanie Lynn McCoy, Brandy Renee Wilmot, Stacy Ann McCoy and Brett Robert Petro; nieces, nephews, cousins; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; and a special friend, Denis K. Paxson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Leon Wilmot, in 1970; her father, Charles W. Floyd, in 1969; brother, Delmar "Sonny" Floyd, in 1989; and sister, Patty Barton, in 1996.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 14, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Lowell T. Spencer officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad.

Mary H. Harbison

Mary Helen Harbison, 77, of Eaton, died Friday afternoon, July 10, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.

Mrs. Harbison, a former resident of Dayton, retired from Kroger's in 1975 after 30 years of service. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Dayton and was active in the Homebuilders Sunday School Class.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Lowell E. Harbison; a daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and James Neiswanger of New Paris; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia A. and Walter Schuster of Winchester, Ind.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Edward A. Harbison, in 1988.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 14, at Grace United Methodist Church, Dayton, followed by burial in Forest Hills Cemetery, Vandalia. Whitmer Bros. & Thomas Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 3797 Summit Glen Drive, Dayton, Ohio 45449.

Rev. Carleton F. Spencer

The Rev. Carleton F. Spencer, 85, of 212 Chestnut St., Lewisburg, died Friday, July 10, at his home.

Born July 5, 1913, in Chester, Mo., he was the son of the late Ralph E. and Hanna (Stamper) Spencer. He was a graduate of Westmar College, LeMars, Iowa; the United Theological Seminary, Dayton, with a master of divinity degree; and the Chicago Art Institute.

He was a retired minister from the Congregational Church, West Manchester, and also taught art for 14 years at C.R. Coblentz School District. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie; and a brother, Harvey Spencer.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Keckler of Bright, Ind.; a son, John Spencer of Torrence, Calif.; grandchildren, Mike Keckler and Michelle Rice; a great-grandson, Dustin Rice; a sister, Evelyn Harrison of Lawton, Iowa; and a nephew, Fred Harrison.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 14, at Calvary United Methodist Church, Lewisburg, with Pastor David Justis officiating. Burial was in Mote Cemetery, Pitsburg, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Seekers Class at Calvary United Methodist Church, Lewisburg.

Harry Straw

Harry Straw, 87, of Eaton, died Saturday, July 11, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton following a sudden illness.

A native and lifelong resident of Preble County, he was born April 12, 1911, the son of the late Charles A. and Lavina (McBride) Straw. He was a member of the Campbellstown United Church of Christ and Eaton Senior Citizens, was a former member of the Eaton Camera Club and Richmond Camera Club. He had served on the board of education for Jackson Township Schools in Preble County, where he was also a school bus driver.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Rose Straw of Yukon, Okla.; a daughter, Diane Straw of Eaton; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Raymond J. Straw of Eaton; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna (Parker) Straw, in October 1996; and brothers, Ralph Straw, Fred Straw and L. Robert Straw; and a sister, Cretus Hagen.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with Pastor Glen E. Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad, 318 N. Maple St., Eaton, Ohio 45320.

D. Eugene Kiracofe

D. Eugene Kiracofe, 82, formerly of 752 Charles St., and most recently a resident of Woodridge at the United Methodist Memorial Home in Warren, died Sunday, July 5, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Born Jan. 10, 1916, in Gratis, he was the son of Martin Luther and Lucy (Eby) Kiracofe. He graduated from Gratis High School and attended the University of Wisconsin before earning a B.S. degree from Ohio State University in 1942. He then received a master's in agriculture from Purdue University.

Mr. Kiracofe retired in 1982 after 30 years as head of the field department for Weaver Popcorn Co., Van Buren, Ind., where he had been an agronomist since 1952. He also taught in the vocational and agricultural departments at Lancaster High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Mr. Kiracofe was a member of the Varsity "O" Club at Ohio State University, the Exchange Club of Huntington and had served as a 4-H leader. He was also a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Methodist Men, served on many boards and as a Sunday school teacher for the fifth grade fellowship for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie (Pauling) Kiracofe, whom he married July 26, 1942; four sons, John T. Kiracofe of Austin, Texas, Philip K. Kiracofe of Tallahassee, Fla., Roderick E. Kiracofe of San Francisco, Calif., and Mark P. Kiracofe of Nashville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren.

Also surviving are four brothers, Dr. Howard Kiracofe of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Dr. Clayton Kiracofe of Sidney, Albert Kiracofe of Gratis and Alfred Kiracofe of South Haven, Mich.; and three sisters, Grace Shafer, Mrs. Elbert (Helen) Brubaker and Mrs. Marvin (Betty) Willis, all of Gratis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, Louise Patton, Edith Snyder and Virginia Shafer.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 7 at the United Methodist Memorial Home in Warren, with the Rev. John Bellante officiating, and on Wednesday, July 8, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Huntington, Ind., with the Rev. Steven N. Ailes officiating. Burial was in Lancaster Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 530 Guilford St., Huntington, Ind. 46750.

Mary M. Coblentz

Mary Mildred Coblentz, 92, of #2 Washington Square, New Paris, died Tuesday, July 14, at her home.

Born April 6, 1906, in New Paris, she was the daughter of the late Van E. and Ida F. (Smith) Thompson, and had lived in Preble County all her life. She was a retired teller from the First National Bank of New Paris. Mrs. Coblentz served as Jefferson Township Clerk for 12 years; was a member of the Church of Christ in New Paris; and a member of Eastern Star for 74 years, serving as past worthy matron three times.

Survivors include her husband of 18 years, Lawrence E. Coblentz Sr.; one son, Marion T. Rautsaw; one daughter, Paula F. Henry; three grandchildren, Brett Rautsaw, Brian Rautsaw and Paul Henry; and nine stepchildren, June Walker, Phyllis Werts, Norma Wahl, Mary Boyd, Gene Sarver, Charles Sarver, Dale Sarver, Joe Coblentz and Larry Coblentz.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Rautsaw; her second husband, Lloyd Sarver; and numerous other family members.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 18, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Keith Sarver officiating. Burial was in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris.

Marion E. Bright

Marion E. "Skinny" Bright, 81, of Gettysburg-Darke County Road, New Paris, died Tuesday, July 14, at the VA Medical Center in Dayton.

Born Feb. 26, 1917, in Greensfork, Ind., he was the son of Ross G. and Ella (Miller) Bright. He had lived in New Paris since 1960 and retired in 1977 after 22 years at Natco Corp. in Richmond, Ind. He was a member of Local IAM Union, and a member of Clarence Teaford Post 360, American Legion in New Paris. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

Survivors include three sons, Robert E. Bright of West Manchester, John W. Bright of New Madison and Michael J. Bright of Eldorado; one daughter, Marta L. Neal of West Milton; one brother, James A. Bright of Winchester, Ind.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frieda J. (Cox) Bright, in 1992; two sisters, Ruby Bright and Irene McGrew; and two brothers, Gerold and Basil Bright.

Funeral services were Friday, July 17, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, followed by burial in Buena Vista Cemetery, Union Port, Ind.

Memorial contributions may be made to Clarence Teaford Post 360, American Legion, New Paris.

Jerry L. Vance

Jerry Lee Vance, 40, of Hollansburg Road, New Paris, died Wednesday, July 15, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind., after an extended illness.

Born Aug. 30, 1957, in Dayton, he was a 1975 graduate of Arcanum High School and had attended Wright State University. He was a restaurant manager at Frisch's Big Boy in Cincinnati, and had lived in Cincinnati prior to moving to New Paris in March.

Survivors include his parents, Harold B. and Betty M. (Cantrell) Vance of New Paris; three brothers, Randall J. Vance of Germany, Craig W. Vance of New Paris and Eric A. Vance of Gainesville, Texas; four sisters, Gwen D. Davis of Arcanum, Tina M. Rhoades of Anderson, Ind., Pam L. York of New Lebanon and Sheryl L. Moore of Greenville; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 18, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, with the Rev. Don Boyer officiating. Burial was in Arlington Cemetery, Brookville.

Mary E. Penland

Mary Elizabeth (Coblentz) Penland, 88, formerly of New Paris, died Friday, July 17, at Heartland of Eaton after an extended illness.

Born Oct. 8, 1909, in Jackson Township (Preble County), she was the daughter of the late Clayton R. and Daisy (Barnet) Coblentz. She was a 1927 graduate of Jefferson High School, a graduate of Earlham College, and had taught college courses in California and Jackson School in Preble County. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in New Paris.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Kermit B. Penland; two brothers, Lawrence Coblentz of New Paris and John Coblentz of Jeffersonville, Ind.; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Alice Stephen, in 1943; and two infant brothers, in 1908 and 1914.

Funeral services were Monday, July 20, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, with the Rev. Michael Evans officiating. Burial was in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northwest Emergency Squad in New Paris.

Kenneth L. Stevens

Kenneth LeRoy Stevens, 63, of 5455 U.S. 35 West, Eaton, died Friday, July 17, at the VA Medical Center in Dayton after a three-year illness.

Born Nov. 19, 1934, in Montgomery County, he was the son of the late Perry Elmer and Ada Belle (Mercer) Stevens, and had lived in Preble County all his life. He was a retired truck driver from Wysong Gravel after 30 years, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He attended the New Hope United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a sister, Johanna Wheeler of Richmond, Ind.; a brother, Willard Stevens of Monroe, Ga.; a half brother, Cecil Gehron of Eaton; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial were Tuesday, July 21, at the Dayton National Cemetery, with the military chaplain officiating. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VA Medical Center, c/o Hospice Program, 4100 W. Third St., Dayton, Ohio 45428.

Dorothy Emrick

Dorothy "Dottie" Emrick, 63, of Ohio 503, West Alexandria, died Saturday, July 18, at her home.

Born Aug. 11, 1934, in Gratis, she was the daughter of Charles and Minnie (Kinder) Swartz. She had worked for the Twin Valley Bank in West Alexandria and Gratis for almost 25 years, and was a member of the Gratis United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Rolland "Ron" Emrick; two daughters and sons-in-law, Valerie and Frederick Howard of Covington, Ohio, Kimberly and Bob Shindeldecker of West Alexandria; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles "Chip" and Rhonda Emrick of West Alexandria; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Peggy Jones of Greenville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Betty Miller, in 1995.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 21, at the Gratis United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Harlan Sorensen officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown.

Makayla L. Baker

Makayla Leigh Baker, infant daughter of Nicholas Wayne and Crystal Lynn (Wise) Baker of Miamisburg, died shortly after birth Wednesday, July 15, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are a twin sister, Makinzie Lynn Baker; maternal grandparents, Rodney Sr. and Zelma Wise of Germantown; maternal great-grandmother, Ruby Stringfield of Eaton; maternal great-great-grandmother, Helen Coffey of Tennessee; paternal grandparents, Leonard Baker Sr. and Theresa Baker, both of Eaton; and paternal great-grandmother, Esther Baker of Germantown.

Graveside services were Monday, July 20, at Preble Memorial Gardens, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Edmund Wise officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.

Carl A. Yokers

Memorial services for Carl Andrew Yokers, 79, were held at Hope Lutheran Church in Riverside, Calif. He died of heart disease at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Born in Sidney, Ohio, he had lived in Riverside for 36 years. He was an insurance agent at Paul Revere Life Insurance in Worcester, Mass., for 40 years before retiring in 1965. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred of 2683 Victoria Park Drive, Riverside, Calif. 92506; three daughters, Marilyn Harrison of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Cheryl Kent of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Colleen Yokers of Riverside, Calif.; four grandchildren; and a sister, Wilma Kohler of 6945 Murray, Apt. 3, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227.

Charles E. Shafer

Charles Edward Shafer, 66, of Eaton, died Monday, July 20, in Eaton after a one-year illness.

A native and lifelong resident of Eaton, he was born Dec. 28, 1931, the son of Leonard R. and Florence M. (Schleiger) Shafer. He retired in 1992 from the City of Eaton Maintenance Department. Mr. Shafer was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War; a life member of VFW Post 8066 and a member of American Legion Post 215, both of Eaton.

His wife, Jean Ann (Wysong) Shafer, died Nov. 3, 1987.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Michelle Shafer of Eaton; two daughters and son-in-law, Kathy and D.C. Kelly, and Lisa Ann Ott, all of Eaton; two stepdaughters and stepson-in-law, Pamela Beeman of Marion, Ind., Carolyn and Steve Shade of Eaton; three grandsons; two step-grandchildren; two sisters, Jean Shockley and Shiela Bierly, both of Eaton; nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles; and a special friend, Thelma Sarver of Eaton.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Doris Garwood; and three brothers, Walter Shafer, Glen Shafer and Carl Shafer.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 23, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Lowell T. Spencer officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at the funeral home. Burial, with military graveside services, will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Preble County Cancer Society or to the Eaton Emergency Squad.

Mary L. Engelage

Mary Louise Engelage, 82, of Eaton, died Monday, July 20.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton.


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