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Miscellaneous Preble County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

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Kenneth D. Trunck

Kenneth D. Trunck, 85, of Eaton, died Monday, Oct. 5, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton after a brief illness.

A native and lifelong resident of Eaton, he was born Jan. 14, 1913, the son of the late Clyde and Hazel (Weidmer) Trunck. Mr. Trunck was a retired farmer and former sexton at Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. He was a life member of the Fort St. Clair Gun Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn E. (Evans) Trunck, on Dec. 10, 1990; and a sister, Mary Jo Walker.

Survivors include two daughters, Sheila J. Aukerman of Cincinnati and Barbara A. Groves of Eaton; three sons, Kenneth J. Trunck of Eaton, John R. Trunck of Eldorado and Thomas E. Trunck of Orlando, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Jane Callahan of Englewood; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 9, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, 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.

Marilyn J. Oakley

Marilyn June Oakley, 68, of New Paris, died Monday, Oct. 5, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

Born Aug. 19, 1930, in New Paris, she was the daughter of the late George Leslie and Stella E. (Braughton-Cook) Mann. She was a 1949 graduate of Jefferson Township High School, and retired in 1990 as manager of a shoe store in Georgia.

Survivors include her companion, Wilbur Oakley of Harlan, Ky.; sisters-in-law, Josephine Mann of Richmond, Ind., and Edna P. Mann of New Paris; two aunts, Nancy Pennington of Aberdeen, Ohio, and Clara Patterson of New Lebanon; four nephews; one niece; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Dean Mann, in 1985, and Willard Mann, in 1997.

Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 8, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Guard officiating. Burial was in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris.

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

Julie A. Clark

Julia A. (Dearing) Clark, 41, of 1110 N. "J" St., Richmond, Ind., died Wednesday, Oct. 7, of injuries sustained in an auto accident.

A native and lifelong resident of Richmond, she was born March 29, 1957. She was a 1975 graduate of Richmond High School and had received a social services degree from Indiana University East. Mrs. Clark had been employed by Dunn Mental Health as a case manager for the past 20 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her parents, David L. and Donna (Ross) Dearing of Eaton; one daughter, Amy A. Allen, at home; one sister, Vickie McWhinney of New Paris; one brother, Gary L. Dearing of Richmond, Ind.; aunts, uncles; nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Jeff Roagan of Richmond, Ind.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 10, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, Richmond, Ind., with the Rev. Phil Hodgkin officiating. Burial was in Earlham Cemetery, Richmond.

Evelyn Brown

Evelyn Brown, 72, of Camden, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Sycamore Medical Center in Miamisburg.

Born Nov. 5, 1925, in Camden, she was the daughter of Charles R. and Lola (Parrish) Cupp. She graduated from Camden High School and attended Ball State University. Mrs. Brown retired as bookkeeper for Natco after 15 years of service; and had been a supervisor for the Salvation Army for nine years. She was a past president of the Eagles Auxiliary.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Glenn and Janet (Miller) Brown of Germantown; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce Anne and James Hartman of Camden; a brother, W. Roger Cupp of Fairborn; a sister, Ruth Ann Keller of Camden; three grandchildren, Mathew, Courtney and Cody Brown; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George "Butch" Brown, whom she married Sept. 9, 1964, in Florida; two brothers, Fred Cupp and Willard Moran; and a sister, Betty Jane Cupp.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 10, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. James D. Whorton officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420.

George N. Gambill

George N. "Jack" Gambill, 79, of Miami, Fla., died Monday, Oct. 5.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean (Pitsinger) Gambill, formerly of Camden; brother, Edward C. Gambill and wife of Plymouth, Minn.; daughter, Anita Evans of Greencove Springs, Fla.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; stepsons, Joe (Debbie) Lane of Hamilton, Frankie Mallace of Kailua Kona, Hawaii; stepdaughter, Susan (Phil) Balico of Kailua Kona, Hawaii; five step-grandsons; three step-granddaughters; one step-great-grandson; numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were Monday, Oct. 12, at Southern Memorial Park, North Miami, Fla. Lithgow-Bennett-Philbrick Funeral Home, North Miami, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.

Correspondence can be sent to 12761 SW 17th Terrace, Miami, Fla. 33175.

Daril Rose

Daril Rose, 51, of Eldorado, died Friday, Oct. 9, at Wayne Hospital in Greenville after a sudden illness.

He was born Dec. 4, 1946, in Richmond, Ind. He worked for Wysong Gravel Company in Camden. Mr. Rose was a member of the National Rifle Association, and enjoyed hunting, NASCAR racing and four-wheeling.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Mary (Thomas) Rose of Eldorado; his father, James Rose of Englewood; sons and daughter-in-law, Mark and Diane Rose of Dallas, Texas, Daril James Rose of Eldorado; daughters and sons-in-law, Amy and Wade Smith of Urbana, Ind., Tammy and Kevin Anderson of Eldorado, and April Hubbard of Greenville; six granddaughters; sisters, Kathy Ruby of Morristown, Tenn., Pauline Cavender and Jean Rose, both of Englewood; a special aunt, Lucy Rose of Eaton; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lula (Carr) Rose, in May; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Lee Hubbard, in 1995.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 12, at Bussard-Barnes-Vaniman Funeral Home, Eldorado, followed by burial in Monroe Cemetery near Eldorado.

John B. Longshore

John B. Longshore, 82, of Eaton, died Saturday, Oct. 10, at Brookhaven Nursing and Care Center in Brookville.

Born July 15, 1916, in Ironton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Samuel B. and Lorena (Willis) Longshore. He retired in 1975 from the Frigidaire Division of GM in Moraine following 30 years of service. He was a member of the Germantown First Church of God, and had served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the early 1930s.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Harold Geeting of Eaton; grandchildren, Matthew Geeting and wife Meagan of Dayton, Amy (Geeting) Howard and husband Fred of Camden; great-granddaughters, Bree Ann Geeting and Alexis Kathryn Geeting.

Also surviving are brothers, Samuel B. Longshore Jr. of Flatwoods, Ky., Thomas Longshore of Indianapolis, Ind., and Harold Longshore of Surf City, N.C.; sister, Betty Brownlee of Huber Heights; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kathryn (Stewart) Longshore, whom he married Nov. 25, 1935, on Sept. 25, 1997; brothers, James Longshore, Robert Longshore and Homer Lyn Longshore; and sisters, Donna Lee Potter and Verna Burgess.

Friends may call on the family from 3-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, 3377 U.S. 35, West Alexandria, following which a graveside funeral service will be held at Preble Memory Gardens Cemetery, with Pastor Tim Woodward presiding.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Germantown First Church of God.

Marie Reece

Marie Reece, 66, of Hamilton, died Thursday, Oct. 8, at Oxford View Nursing Home.

She was born Nov. 3, 1931, in Hamilton, and attended the Camden schools. She was a member of West Elkton United Methodist Church for over 30 years; and a member of the TOPS organization for over 30 years, where she won the title of Ohio State Queen in 1975.

Survivors include her mother, Hazel (Belcher) Lewis of Oxford; a daughter and son-in-law, Joanna Lee and Nelson Hisle of Liberty, Ind.; a son and daughter-in-law, Donald Russell and Sheila Mayberry of Hamilton; a sister, Erma Ruth Schnapp of Hamilton.

Also surviving are grandchildren, Sheila Marie Lott of Marion, Ind., Saunya Harris of Richmond, Ind., Melody and Amy Reece of Eaton, Kimberly Mayberry of North Carolina, Diana Wenneck of Harrison, Ind., Tina and Kristin Cato of Hamilton, Darin Hisle and Nelson Hisle Jr. of Liberty, Ind.; great-grandsons, Tre'Vaughn Lott and Tyrell Hisle.

She was preceded in death by her father, George Edward Lewis; two sons, William Ronald Mayberry and Kevin Lawrence Reece; three brothers, Ira, Roscoe and Sherman Lewis; and a grandson, Rusty Mayberry.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Webb Noonan Funeral Home, Hamilton, followed by burial in Collinsville Cemetery.

Alice J. Lucas

Alice J. Lucas, 66, of Camden, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 14, at her home.

Born June 11, 1932, in Camden, she was the daughter of Clarence and Helene (Strickler) Bailey. She was a graduate of Miami University, and had been a teacher in the Preble Shawnee School District for 38 years. She was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority, the Camden United Methodist Church, the Modern Homemakers Club of Gratis and the OEA.

Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Jim Lucas; two daughters and son-in-law, Cindy and Denny Bates of Camden and Sharon Lucas of Dayton; a son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Ruth Lucas of Camden; five grandchildren, Amy Smith, Jamie, Katy and Jody Bates, and Josh Lucas; and a great-grandchild, Kole Smith.

Memorial services were Saturday, Oct. 17, at Camden United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jackie Marshall officiating. A private family burial followed. R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alice J. Lucas Reading Scholarship Fund at the First National Bank of Southwestern Ohio, 4 S. Main St., Camden, Ohio 45311.

Martha G. Miller

Martha G. Miller, 84, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.

Born June 4, 1914, in Dayton, she was the daughter of George and Alma (Guntle) Gilbert. She was a graduate of Dixie High School, and had worked as a cook for West Alexandria School from 1958 to 1964. She was a member of the Moraine Heights Baptist Church and a former member of the First Brethren Church in West Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Chester Miller, in 1972.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Lorretta Clemmer of West Carrollton, Nancy and Jack Turner, Mary and K.D. Buckmaster, all of Eaton, Chesta and Ron Geisbert of South Charleston, Ohio; sons and daughters-in-law, George and Marlane Miller of Douglasville, Ga., Karroll and Judy Miller of Cincinnati; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joe Gilbert and Dan Gilbert, both of West Alexandria; and a sister, Elizabeth Bowser of West Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Sherm Gilbert; and a sister, Mary Stevens.

Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 18, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with Pastor Travis Hudson officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Martha Miller Activity Fund, c/o Greenbriar Nursing Center, 501 W. Lexington Road, Eaton, Ohio 45320.

Doris L. Burnett

Doris L. Burnett, 84, of Eaton, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Greenbriar Nursing Center.

Born Jan. 29, 1914, in Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Harry F. and Reathis (Ridgeway) Chase. She had lived in Preble County since 1950, and was formerly employed as a cafeteria worker at East Elementary School in Eaton.

Her husband, Harold L. Burnett, died Sept. 10, 1976. Two sisters and one brother also preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Rollyson and Linda Richardson, both of Eaton; two sons, Leon Burnett of Richmond, Ind., and Gerald Burnett of Gratis; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 17, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Lowell T. Spencer officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Victor L. Stroud

Victor L. Stroud, 74, of Somerville, died Monday evening, Oct. 12, at Heartland of Oakridge in Miamisburg.

He was retired from Conrail Railroads.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Eulah; three daughters, Mary Baker and husband Sam of Germantown, Eulah Irene DePew and husband Don of Celina, and Vicki Combs of Somerville; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Sarah Blankenship of Middletown.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Francis Cortner.

Graveside services were Thursday, Oct. 15, at Fairview Cemetery in Gratis, with Pastor Kenneth L. Galdeen officiating. Arpp & Root Funeral Home, Germantown, was in charge of arrangements.

Stanley Copp

Stanley Copp, 80, of Lexington Road, West Alexandria, died Saturday, Oct. 17, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.

Born July 19, 1918, in Lanier Township (Preble County), he was the son of Vernon and Ethel (Mendenhall) Copp. He was a farmer and had retired from Whittaker Corp. in 1980 after 31 years.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Gladys Copp; a son and daughter-in-law, Tom and P.J. Copp of Greenville; a granddaughter, Kelly Harrison and husband Rocky of Greenville; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Don Copp, in 1964; a sister, Neomi Pollett; and infant twin grandchildren, in 1975.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Burt Wolf officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria.

Harold D. Grubb Jr.

Harold Dean Grubb Jr., 30, of North Factory Road, West Alexandria, died Monday, Oct. 19, as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born April 17, 1968, in Dayton, and was a 1986 graduate of Valley View High School. He was employed as a brick mason.

Survivors include his parents, Donna L. (Stewart) and Harold Dean Grubb Sr. of West Alexandria; a daughter, Heather Lynn Cline of Eaton; maternal grandmother, Gladys Stewart of Barboursville, Ky.; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, followed by burial in Preble Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the funeral home.


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