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Mary L. Engelage

Mary Louise Engelage, 82, of Eaton, died Monday, July 20, at her home after an extended illness.

Born Aug. 10, 1915, in Butler County, she was the daughter of the late Dennis and Zora (Shafer) Armstead, and had lived in Preble County since 1960. She had been a practical nurse at Heartland of Eaton. Mrs. Engelage attended Visitation Catholic Church and was a member of the Home Garden Club.

Survivors include a brother, Paul Armstead of Hamilton; nieces and nephews; and special friends, William McClellan, James and Bell McClellan, all of Eaton.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Estes, Doris Price and Gladys Vinson; and two brothers, Jack Armstead and Robert Armstead.

Graveside services were Thursday, July 23, at Somerville Cemetery, Somerville, with Father J. Thomas Fitzsimmons officiating. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, was in charge of arrangements.

William M. Vore

William M. "Bill" Vore, 68, of Prices Creek Road, Lewisburg, died Tuesday, July 21, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Born July 25, 1929, in Dayton, he was the son of Ralph O. and Ethel L. (Banfill) Vore. Mr. Vore had lived in Lewisburg most of his life. He had worked at Inland in Dayton from 1952 to 1964 and was the owner/operator of Vore Excavating. He was a member of Eagles Lodge #2202 in Eaton and the Lewisburg Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Irene J. (Mahaffy) Vore; a son, Michael E. Vore of Lewisburg; two daughters, Theresa Garnett of Lewisburg and Lisa Heindl of West Manchester; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a twin sister, Wilma Seibel of Stockport, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Robert Vore; and two sisters, Marguerite Rouch and Mildred Anderson.

Funeral services were Friday, July 24, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. Raymond Rothwell officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Kidney Association.

Makinzie L. Baker

Makinzie Lynn Baker, infant daughter of Nicholas Wayne and Crystal Lynn (Wise) Baker of Miamisburg, died Wednesday, July 22, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Makayla Leigh Baker, on July 15.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her 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 Friday, July 24, at Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Edmund Wise officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.

Benny R. Ryder

Benny R. Ryder, 57, of New Lebanon, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 22, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Born Jan. 30, 1941, in Middlesboro, Ky., he was the son of Rufus R. and Sue (Burton) Ryder. He had worked at Cadillac Gage for 20 years. Mr. Ryder was a member of Olivet United Brethren in Christ Church, where he served as chairman of the church administrative board; and had served with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1960 to 1963.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Georgia S. (Walden) Ryder; two sons, Michael and Matthew Ryder, both of New Lebanon; a daughter, Jill Ryder of Nashville, Tenn.; mother, Sue Ryder of Winchester, Ky.; a sister, Mitzi Burrus of Winchester, Ky.; and a half sister, Yvonne Forte of Metaire, La.

Funeral services were Monday, July 27, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor Phil Marxson officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to Olivet United Brethren in Christ Church, New Lebanon.

Betty M. Baker

Betty M. Baker, 61, of Dayton died Thursday, July 23, at Hospice of Dayton.

Born Nov. 25, 1936, in Dayton, she was the daughter of Hubert and Ruth (Moore) Burns. She had been a housekeeper for Jaycee Tower Apartments and was a member of the Freewill Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, William L. Baker; two daughters, Marilyn Ward of Garden Grove, Calif., and Regina Baker of Dayton; a son, Donald W. Baker of Celina; a sister, Bessie Holben of Dayton; and grandchildren, Amanda Baker, Brett Baker, Bridgette Coleman, Ivy Coleman, Jeffrey Baker and Robert Ward.

Funeral services were Monday, July 27, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, followed by burial in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Orpha C. Freeman

Orpha Catherine (Hoops) Freeman, a resident at Harborside Nursing Home, New Lebanon, died there Friday, July 17.

Born Aug. 2, 1900, in West Alexandria, she was the daughter of Frank and Matilda (Apple) Hoops.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Horace West of Lancaster, Calif., Elizabeth Liffick of Vandalia, Margaret and Pionas Collier of Dayton; sons and daughters-in-law, Warren and America Freeman of Mesa, Ariz., Emerson and Doria Freeman of Darden, Tenn., James A. Jr. and Joanne Freeman of West Carrollton, Daniel and Betty Freeman of Brookville, Orville and Betty Freeman of Dayton, Harold and Geneva Freeman of Arcanum.

Also surviving are a sister, Hazel Scott of Lewisburg; brothers, Ellsworth Hoops of Dayton and Roy Hoops of Lewisburg; 26 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Freeman Sr.; a brother, Clyde Hoops; and sisters, Iva Faha and Edna Slorp.

Funeral services were Wednesday, July 22, at Weaver Funeral Home, Dayton, with the Rev. Daniel W. Bellavia officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria.

Paul N. Waters

Paul N. "Puddles" Waters, 60, of Laura Circle, Eaton, died Monday, July 27, at his home.

Born June 26, 1938, in Dayton, he was the son of Gladys Ebert. He had worked for the Preble County Highway Department since 1974, was a member of the Richmond Moose Lodge, a U.S. Air Force veteran and a life member of AmVets in Eldorado.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Lois (Kitson) Waters; children, William J. "Bill" (Charlotte) Worley of Lexington, Ky., Sharon Elaine Worley of Fairhaven, Terry Lee Worley and Ronald Allan (Patsy) Worley of Eaton; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three cousins.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Eugene Worley, in 1965; and a great-granddaughter, Shelby Dawn Burchett, in 1994.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 30, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Lowell T. Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at the chapel.

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

Lottie J. Davis

Lottie J. Davis, 95, of East Road 700 South, Columbus, Ind., died Sunday night, July 26, at Columbus Regional Hospital emergency room.

Born Oct. 2, 1902, in Blue Ridge, Ga., she was the daughter of James Burt and Lillie Elizabeth (Belew) Arp. She married Simon G. Davis on Feb. 24, 1922, in Akron, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 1983. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include five sons, Raymond, Gordon, Donald and Thomas Davis, all of Columbus, Ind., and Ed Davis of Corbin, Ky.; two daughters, Lucille Hurd (formerly of Eaton) and Ruth Pittsley, both of Columbus, Ind.; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Roy and Carl Davis; two daughters, Betty Lou Davis and Ethel Jean Winebrenner; a brother, Gene Arp; and several half brothers and half sisters.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. (Indiana time) Wednesday, July 29, at Myers Funeral Service, Reed & Jewell Chapel, 3729 25th St., Columbus, Ind., with the Rev. Michael T. Hogg officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday. Burial will be in Bethel Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.

Caroline J. McKee

Caroline J. McKee, 77, of West Alexandria, died Monday, July 27, in Dayton.

Arrangements are pending at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria.

Caroline J. McKee

Caroline Jane McKee, 77, of Quaker Trace Road, West Alexandria, died Monday, July 27, at Hospice of Dayton.

Born July 6, 1921, in Brookville, she was the daughter of the late Lester Otto and Ida Mae (Fox) Brower. She was a 1939 graduate of Brookville High School, and had worked at J.E. Parker Co. in Eaton. She was a member of Olivet United Brethren in Christ Church, New Lebanon.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Lowell L. McKee; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Jean and Ernest Herndon Sr. of Lewisburg, Frances Mae Church of Montgomery, Mich., Bonnie Sue and Scott Watts of Eaton; sons, Floyd LeRoy McKee of Lewisburg and Darrell Lynn McKee of West Alexandria.

Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, Karen (Glenn) Davidson, Ernest C. (Belinda) Herndon Jr., Jay Herndon, Susan Hale, Darlene (Ralph) Martin, Darvin (Jenny) Lighter, Sheri (Frank) Reese, Michael (Cheryl) McKee, Amy (Jody) Reynolds, Timothy McKee, Bliss Church Jr., Codey Watts and Eric Watts.

Sixteen great-grandchildren survive, including Robert (Ramona) Davidson, Crystal Davidson, Steven Yokey, Brandon Hale, Adam Martin, Angela Hale, Candice McKee, Shelley Yokey, Brittany Martin, Jason Reynolds, Ashton Reese, Dustin McKee, Caleb Reese, Austin McKee, Brena Reynolds and Aaron McKee; one great-great-granddaughter, Chelsea Davidson.

Other survivors are brothers and sisters-in-law, John Jacob and Eleanora Brower of Reading, Mich., Henry Herbert and Mary Brower of West Alexandria; sisters, Roseline Miller of Farmersville and Eileen D. Glander of Lewisburg.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Lester Leroy Brower in 1937, Clyde Otto Brower in 1974, Charles Edward Brower in 1982, Noah Oliver Brower in 1991; sisters, Bessie Brower in 1938, Mary Elizabeth Deeter in 1968, Anna Foust in 1980 and Icy May Ernst in 1992.

Funeral services were Friday, July 31, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Phil Marxson officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to Olivet United Brethren in Christ Church, 14135 Little Richmond Road, New Lebanon, Ohio 45345.

Ray R. Hofacker

Ray R. Hofacker, 80, of Ohio 503 North, Lewisburg, died Monday, July 27, at Franciscan Medical Center in Dayton.

Born Dec. 29, 1917, in Lewisburg, he was the son of the late Herschel and Naomi Mae (Chrisman) Hofacker. He was owner/operator of Valley Radiator Shop, Humble Garage and Service Station, both in Lewisburg. He was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Lewisburg.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Dorothy D. (Thompson) Hofacker; daughters and sons-in-law, Dolores J. and Tilford Powers of West Alexandria, Jo Ann Elaine and Willard Norvell of Eaton; son and daughter-in-law, Paul E. and Deanna Hofacker of Brookville; brothers, Robert Hofacker of Eaton, Hubert Hofacker of Huber Heights and Richard Hofacker of Lehigh Acres, Fla.

Also surviving are five grandchildren and their spouses, Edward (Patricia) White, Jeff (Beth) White, Carrie (Ed) Krebs, Teresa (Wayne) Garner and Patrick Dawson; 11 great-grandchildren, Scott, Stephanie, Jennifer, Vanna White, Erika and Levi Waldon, John and Jesse Garner, Sandra White, Aaron Dawson and Riley Garner; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by grandsons, Paul Hofacker Jr. and Eric Ray Hofacker; brothers, Paul, Dwight, Walter and Thurston Hofacker; and sisters, Marie Cullers Borts and Irene Heckathorn Rackle.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 1, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Mathew Fike officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to Family Aid or Scholarship Funds at the Church of the Brethren in West Alexandria.

Ethel W. Glass

Ethel (Williams) Glass of Eaton died Tuesday, July 28, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

Born in Franklin (Brown County), Ind., she was the daughter of Otis and Sarah (Bozell) Williams, and had lived in Preble County wince 1969.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Edward Glass, in 1964; a daughter, Phyllis Bullock, in 1992; and a son, Kenneth W. Glass, in 1997.

Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Ann Hiatt of Eaton; a sister, Fern of Indianapolis, Ind.; two grandchildren, Jacqui Byrd and Michael Hiatt; four great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at the convenience of the family in Dale Cemetery, Connersville, Ind., with the Rev. Fred Hill officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Pauline L. Gilbert

Pauline Lucille Gilbert, 84, formerly of West Decatur Street, Eaton, died Wednesday, July 29, at Elkhart General Hospital in Elkhart, Ind., after an extended illness.

Born Nov. 2, 1913, near Gettysburg (Preble County), she was the daughter of the late Ora E. and Jesse Grace (Marshall) Trace. She retired from Corning Glass in Greenville, and was a member of the Corning Employees Retirement Club. Mrs. Gilbert was a member of Order of Eastern Star at Ansonia and the First Presbyterian Church of Eaton; and a former member of the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church and Methodist Church in New Weston, Ohio.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Glenn Gilbert; a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne Alden and Rose Gilbert of Lexington, Ky.; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol Ann and Ron Miller of Elkhart, Ind.; three grandchildren, Tara Allison and Trace William Gilbert, and David Gilbert Miller.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Martha Trace, Mary Hawley and Velma Spencer; and a brother, Scott Trace.

Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 3, at the First Presbyterian Church, Eaton, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Richard C. Loeber

Richard Charles Loeber, 76, of 2422 S. "D" St., Richmond, Ind., died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 29, at Reid Hospital.

Born Dec. 18, 1921, in Dayton, he was the son of Lorenz and Emma (Kroger) Loeber. He had lived in Richmond for 30 years. Mr. Loeber was formerly a school teacher in Beavercreek and Huber Heights, Ohio, and Williamsburg and Richmond, Ind. He was a former medical records administrator.

He retired from the United States Postal Service, having worked at the Eaton Post Office, and currently worked as a greeter in the Richmond, Ind., Wal-Mart Store. A disabled U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he had served in India and China. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, the YMI and Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Mary (Ruche) Loeber; two sons, Andrew Loeber of Richmond, Ind., and Christopher Loeber of Gifu, Japan; two daughters, Nancy Sparks and Barbara Loeber, both of Richmond, Ind.; three grandchildren; one brother, Leo Loeber of Dayton; and two sisters, Marian Loeber and Irene Fiedor, both of Dayton; nieces and nephews.

A prayer service was held Monday, Aug. 3, at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Chapel, Richmond, Ind., followed by Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Andrew Catholic Church, with the Rev. Kevin Morris officiating. Burial, with military rites by the Wayne County Veterans Council, was in St. Andrew Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Richmond Catholic Education Center, 204 S. 6th St., Richmond, Ind. 47374.

Dietrich H.J. Dunker

Dietrich Henry John Dunker, 96, of Ohio 503 South, West Alexandria, died Friday, July 31, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Born Oct. 1, 1901, in Breman, Germany, he was the son of Heinrich and Katharina (Ratzen) Dunker. He retired from Brown-Brockmyer Mfg. in 1968 after 35 years. Mr. Dunker was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and King Hiram Lodge #88 F&AM.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Annaliese Dunker; two sons and daughters-in-law, Henry and Susan Dunker of West Alexandria, John and Kayleen Dunker of Eaton; a daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Gene Haines of Laura; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Heinrich Dunker of Germany.

He was preceded in death by a son, Walter, in 1973; a daughter, Emilie Schmidt, in 1991; five brothers and a sister.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Salem Lutheran Church, West Alexandria, followed by burial in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements. Masonic services were conducted during visitation Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Lutheran Church, West Alexandria.

Delores R. Rhoades

Delores R. "Dee" Rhoades, 69, of Eaton-Lewisburg Road, Eaton, died Friday evening, July 31, at Heartland of Eaton after a brief illness.

Born Sept. 4, 1928, in Preble County, she was the daughter of Lester S. and Dorothy Mae (O'Dell) Armstrong. She had been a waitress all her life, working for Hines Truck Stop and Stop 127 Truck Stop. She was a caregiver to the elderly and a poll worker for the Preble County Board of Elections. Mrs. Rhoades was a member of Wares Chapel United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Rhoades, in 1986; a daughter, Lori Ann Rhoades, in 1963; and a brother, Richard Joe Armstrong, in 1997.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela K. and William F. Hines of West Manchester, Linda J. Powell and William Sizemore of Lewisburg, Carolyn S. and Ron Davenport of Camden, Diana L. and Roy Spencer, Janet E. and Gary Booher, all of Eaton, Joyce E. and Jake Hayslett of Valparaiso, Ind., Penny S. and Mike Urban of Lewisburg; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas E. Jr. and Dorey Rhoades of Verona.

Also surviving are a stepson, Robert Lambert of Rio Rancho, N.M.; sisters, Charlene Maurer of Clayton, Carol Armstrong of Richmond, Ind., Peggy Ashley and Connie Beasley, both of Eaton; brothers, James L. Armstrong, Gary "Bud" Armstrong, Dean Armstrong and Stanley Armstrong, all of Eaton; a special friend, Rosie Myers of Richmond, Ind.; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. James Condrey and the Rev. Lowell T. Spencer officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel was in charge of arrangements

Joe R. Crye

Joe R. Crye, 75, of 6710 Cedar Springs Road, New Paris, died unexpectedly Friday, July 31, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

Born March 19, 1923, in Maryville, Tenn., he was the son of John Shimmon and Sally (Fields) Crye. He had lived in Richmond since 1948, and was retired from Avco, where he worked as a machinist. He had been working as a carpenter. Mr. Crye was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a founding member of the First Baptist Church of New Paris.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Crye and Bobby Crye, both of New Paris; two daughters, Lona Street and Doris Darnell, both of Richmond, Ind.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Maynard Crye of Maryville, Tenn.; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda (Williams) Crye, in 1994; two sons, James Crye and Joe Crye Jr.; and one brother, Lehman Crye.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Chapel, Richmond, Ind., with the Rev. Reggie Osborne officiating. Burial was in Goshen Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of New Paris, 6751 Ohio 320, New Paris, Ohio 45347.

Betty K. Markey

Betty K. Markey, 74, of Eaton, died Saturday, Aug. 1, at Cherish Nursing Center in Richmond, Ind.

Born Feb. 2, 1924, in Kokomo, Ind., she was the daughter of the late John and Mildred (Schu) Porter, and had lived in Preble County since 1988. She was a 1942 graduate of Camden High School and a 1945 graduate of the Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing. She was a retired registered nurse.

Survivors include her husband, John O. Markey; a son, David J. Markey of Centerville, Ohio; a sister, Helen Powell of Eaton; a brother, William Porter of Centerville, Ohio; nieces and nephews.

A brother, Donald Porter, is deceased.

There will be no services or calling hours. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, is in charge of arrangements.

Hubert Hough

Hubert Hough, 88, formerly of West Elkton, died Sunday, Aug. 2, at Hawthorne Glen Nursing Center.

Born April 30, 1910, in Spartansburg, Ind., he was the son of Thomas W. and Ethel (Mitchell) Hough. He had served as postmaster of the West Elkton Post Office for over 37 years and was a self-employed barber for over 40 years.

Survivors include his wife, Mary A. (Phillips) Hough, whom he married Feb. 24, 1934; three daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Ronnie Jones of Middletown, Carolyn and Everett Henry of Millville, Joyce and Robert Workman; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Francis Lantz and Janice Barga, both of Greenville.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John Hough.

Funeral services will be at noon Wednesday, Aug. 5, at R.C. Nein & Sons Funeral Home, 249 N. Main St., Camden, with the Rev. Phil Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairmound Cemetery, West Elkton.

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

Elmer L. Nelson Sr.

Elmer Lee Nelson Sr., 99, of Mann Road, Eaton, died Sunday, Aug. 2, at Heartland of Eaton.

Born June 21, 1899, Mt. Solo, Va., he was the son of the late Daniel and Lillian (Wikel) Nelson, and had lived in Preble County most of his life. He was a retired mechanic from Meadow Gold Dairy in Dayton.

Survivors include a son, Harold R. "Dick" Nelson of Camden; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sons, Robert W. Nelson, Elmer L. Nelson Jr. and Clyde H. Nelson; and three brothers, Frank Nelson, Charles Nelson and George Nelson.

Graveside services were Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. There was no public calling. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, was in charge of arrangements.

Dora M. Marcum

Dora M. "Rita" Marcum, 67, of Ohio 503 South, West Alexandria, died Sunday, Aug. 2, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

Born Aug. 9, 1930, in West Liberty, Ky., she was the daughter of William Glover and Ina Myrtle (Short) Leach. She had attended Germantown High School, and had retired from Westview Acres Nursing Home in Eaton.

Survivors include three sons, Michael Marcum and Larry Marcum, both of Charlotte, N.C., and Jeff Marcum of Gratis; five daughters, Alene Heindl of West Alexandria, Connie Adkins of West Palm Beach, Fla., Patricia Johnson of Olean, N.Y., Lynda Dyer and Kimberly Collins, both of Eaton.

Also surviving are 22 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her mother, Myrtle Leach of Eaton; two sisters, Anita Leach and Dorothy Thomas, both of Eaton; two brothers, Harold Leach of Connersville, Ind., and Gary Leach of Vandalia.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Lowell T. Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria.

Rachel C. Robertson

Rachel Chaney Robertson, 84, of Camden, died Monday, Aug. 3, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

Born Oct. 28, 1913, in Estill County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Darius Mead and Jessie Ann (Baker) Chaney. She married McCager B. Robertson on Jan. 3, 1931, in Estill County, and was a member of the Christian Church in that county.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Marvin and Regina Sue Robertson, Daniel K. and Virginia Robertson, all of Camden; three daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn Sue and H. Michael Simpson of Rising Sun, Ind., Sandra L. and Edward Ferguson of Camden, Edith K. and John Sheehan of Moorehead, Ky.; several grandchildren; and one brother, Warren O'Dell Chaney of Glenwood, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her husband; three daughters, Wilma Elizabeth, Verneda Ann Rader and Janet F. Hall; one son, Reginal Robertson; one grandson, Samuel Robertson; five brothers, William Travis Chaney, George Everett Chaney, Walter Wallace Chaney, Edmund Rowe Chaney and Carl Wayne Chaney; and three sisters, Gracie Stevenson Hamilton, Hazel Handy and Lilly Ashcraft Fox.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Limber Funeral Home, 249 N. Main St., Camden, with the Rev. Greg Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Camden Emergency Squad.

Ruby J. Walling

Ruby Jean Walling, 73, of Sterling Inn, 17738 Francesa, Victorville, Calif., died Thursday, July 30.

Born Nov. 17, 1923 in Platt City, Mo., she had been a resident of Escondido, Calif., since 1987, and moved to Victorville 10 months ago. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Escondido, and was active in the Protestant services and Bible Study classes at the Sterling Inn.

Survivors include two sons, Jack Walling of Victorville, Calif., and Leigh Walling of Eaton; and four grandchildren.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Sterling Inn in Victorville, and on Thursday, Aug. 6, at the First Congregational Church in Escondido. Mead Mortuary, Barstow, Calif., is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 7130 Magnolia Ave., Suite I, Riverside, Calif. 92504.

Sue Burnett

Sue Burnett, 57, of 3354 Weiss Road, Richmond, Ind., died Monday, Aug. 3, at Reid Hospital.

Born Dec. 10, 1940, she was the daughter of John C. and Mary (Campbell) Smith, and had lived in Richmond most of her life. She attended M.C. Napier High School and graduated from Midway Jr. College in Midway, Ky. She had attended Bethel Baptist College, Earlham College, IU East and Miami University at Oxford. Mrs. Burnett had been office manager for GYN, Ltd. where she had worked for 26 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Leon Burnett, whom she married June 30, 1962; one daughter, Nicole Burnett of Richmond, Ind.; three sisters, Margie Reva Shafer of Danville, Ill., Geneva Combs of Hopkinsville, Ky., and Wanda Mae Stacy of Hazard, Ky.; four brothers, Kenneth Smith of Tucson, Ariz., John Richard Smith of Middletown, Denny Smith of Oshkosh, Wis., and James Allen Smith of Chicago, Ill.; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. (Indiana time) Thursday, Aug. 6, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, Richmond, Ind., with the Rev. David Layman officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne County Cancer Society or to Reid Hospital Foundation.


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