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Sue L. Arnold

Sue Lynn Arnold, 33, of Richmond, Ind., died Sunday, Jan. 11, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Born March 25, 1964, in Dayton, she was the daughter of Dan and Linda Sue (Supinger) Todd. She was a member of the Breath of Life Foursquare Church in Richmond, Ind.

Survivors include her husband, Darrell B. Lawton, whom she married March 21, 1995; two daughters, Christina Schutte and Cynthia Schutte, both of Eaton; five sons, William Arnold, Byron Arnold, Charlie Arnold, Adam Arnold and Jacob Arnold, all of Eaton.

Also surviving are her mother and stepfather, Linda and H.B. Philpot of Richmond, Ind.; her father, Dan Todd of St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters, Tammy Brannon of New Paris and Gena Weatherly of Eaton; maternal grandmother, Lura Supinger of Eaton; grandson, Shade Allen Holsapple; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and other relatives.

Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 15, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor Mike Lakes officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Thelma J. Sims

Thelma J. Sims, 70, of Eaton, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, at her home.

Born May 6, 1927, in Hamilton, she was the daughter of the late James Albert and Grace Mae (Waldon) Ballinger. She worked as a bookkeeper for 40 years for Rt. 35 Auto Sales, Eaton.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, James and Danita McPherson of Farmersville, Millard E. and Tina Sims of Somerville; daughters and son-in-law, Rita Sims of Eaton, Linda Bishop of Franklin, Carolyn and Earl Hipsher of Franklin.

Also surviving are grandchildren, James McPherson III, Jaimie McPherson, Amy Lynn Morris, Lonnie D. Sims, John Sims, Darron Sims, Janie Brooks, Maggie Marks, Faith Egner and Melissa Egner; great-grandchildren, Sean McPherson, Macey Morris, Colton Sims, Austin Brooks, Dustin Brooks and Drew Marks.

She is also survived by brothers, Elmer Ballinger of Germantown, Herbert Ballinger of Florida and Donald Ballinger of Brookville; sisters, Florence Schaeffer, Wanda Carpenter and Clara Stamper, all of Germantown, Mildred Wilder of Miamisburg, Joyce Ann Sheperd of Camden, Barbara Stanford of Florida and Judy Blankenship of Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard N. Sims, on Dec. 1, 1992; brothers, Raymond and Junior Ballinger; sister, Betty Ballinger; and granddaughter, Rachel Sims.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 19, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor Steven Cable officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad. 

Mary L. McFall

Mary L. McFall, 89, of Oxford, died Friday evening, Jan. 16, at Oxford View Nursing Home.

Born Sept. 9, 1908, in Preble County, she was the daughter of David M. and Katie E. (Miles) King. She was a 1928 graduate of Eaton High School.

In November 1929, she married Robert McFall. They left the farm and moved to Camden, where he worked as a mechanic. After moving to Oxford in 1936, she worked at Capitol Cleaners. She worked for Dr. Paul Taylor as a dental assistant for 22 years until his death, then as a dental assistant for Dr. Hoffman for 10 years, until her retirement in 1984.

Mrs. McFall was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, the Glenn Temple Pythian Sisters #543, the Oxford Senior Citizens and card clubs.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Delbert (Dora) Larsh of Eaton; nieces, Audrey King Lane and Mary Kathryn Larsh, both of Eaton; nephew, Gordon Larsh of Richmond, Ind.; other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Chester King; and a sister, Vergie Shields.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, 101 W. Church St., Oxford, with the Rev. Robert K. Foster officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to funeral services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.

Josephine L. Good

Josephine L. Good, 80, formerly of Mattis Drive, Lewisburg, died Friday, Jan. 16, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.

Born Aug. 25, 1917, in Lewisburg, she was the daughter of Henry and Florence Louise (Bunger) Sewert. She had formerly worked for the Lewisburg Pharmacy. Mrs. Good was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Lewisburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Good, in 1988; and a sister, Virginia Miller.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Larry Dillon of Camden; three grandsons, Sam Kemp, Steve Kemp and Ed Kemp; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, William Sewert of Lewisburg; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 19, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, followed by burial in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg. 

Thomas H. O'Neil

Thomas H. O'Neil, 66, of Kettering, died Friday, Jan. 16, at his home after a lingering illness.

Born Aug. 2, 1931, in Stevens Point, Wis., he was the son of Sylvester and Ora (Wilhelm) O'Neil. He was a graduate of Shorewood High School, Milwaukee, Wis., and Marquette University. He was an accountant for many years, retiring in 1989.

Survivors include his wife, Vera (Siler) O'Neil, whom he married Aug. 26, 1961; children, Marilyn Everhart and fiance Richard Staup of Vandalia, Marlene O'Neil and husband Michael Burkhardt of Columbus, Michael O'Neil and wife Jacqueline of New Lebanon; grandchildren, Cynthia, Crystal and Shawn Everhart; great-granddaughter, Sydney Spann; brothers, Donald O'Neil and wife MaryAnn of San Antonio, Texas, and J.W. "Jack" O'Neil of Vero Beach, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Terrance Joseph O'Neil; and son, Mark Thomas O'Neil.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Eldorado Unitarian Universalist Church, Eldorado, with the Rev. Kathryn Hawbaker, the Rev. Raymond Michel and the Rev. Gordon Vickerson officiating. Burial was in Twin Creek Chapel Cemetery, West Manchester. Bussard-Barnes-Vaniman Funeral Home-Eldorado Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Eldorado Unitarian Universalist Church, or to Hospice of Dayton.

George W. Davis

George W. Davis, 67, of Somerville, died Friday morning, Jan. 16, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

Born Dec. 10, 1930, in Franklin, he was the son of the late Reason and Teresa (Stubbs) Davis. He retired in 1992 from Inland Container Co. in Middletown, where he had worked for 43 years. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of American Legion Post #215 of Eaton and the IOOF of Gratis.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia A. (Upton) Davis, whom he married June 2, 1951; children, Donna White of Eaton, George Davis II of Mason, David Davis of Waynesville, Darrell Davis and wife Dorothy of Middletown; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Bessie Morris and husband Finley of Franklin, Helen Helms and husband Dan of Prescott, Ariz., and Dorothy Marker of Eaton; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Russell, Virgil, Kenneth and Ray Davis.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor Lowell Spencer officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lung Association. 

Gregory E. Hensel

Gregory E. Hensel, 49, of Lewisburg, died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 17, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Born July 14, 1948, in Dayton, he had lived in Preble County all his life. He was a laborer at Whirlpool Corporation in Greenville. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, and attended West Manchester United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Connie J. (Stikeleather) Hensel, whom he married July 16, 1969; his parents, Byron and Gladys (Human) Hensel of West Manchester; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Kenneth Jr. McHargue of West Manchester; a son, David Hensel of Panama City, Fla.; a granddaughter, Rebecca McHargue; two sisters, Joy Smith of Eaton and Jocelyn Blunk of Brookville; a brother, Rex Hensel of West Manchester; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Jim Condrey officiating. Burial, with military graveside services, will be in Wares Chapel Cemetery, West Manchester.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit, 112 S. Commerce St., Lewisburg, Ohio 45338.

Edna V. Slorp

Edna V. Slorp, 96, died Saturday, Jan. 17, at Harborside Healthcare in New Lebanon.

A native of Preble County, she was the daughter of Frank and Matilda (Apple) Hoops.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; a sister, Iva Faha; and a brother, Clyde Hoops.

Survivors include two brothers, Ellsworth Hoops of Dayton and Roy Hoops of Lewisburg; two sisters, Orpha Freeman of New Lebanon and Hazel Scott of Lewisburg; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. 

Andrew H. Parks

Andrew H. "Andy" Parks, 90, of Eaton, died Saturday, Jan. 17, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton after an extended illness.

Born March 26, 1907, in Dixon Township (Preble County), he was the son of Lot L. and Julia H. (Bostick) Parks. He was a 1926 graduate of Dixon Township High School, and retired in 1979 from farming in both Washington and Dixon townships. He was a member of the Preble County Farm Bureau. Mr. Parks was an avid collector of Indian artifact.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Irene (Swihart) Parks; one niece; five nephews; and one cousin.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clement Parks and Morris Parks; and two sisters, Mary Louise Parks and Irene Decker.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, 220 E. Main St., with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 33, Eaton, Ohio, or to a favorite charity.

Marlon Byrd Sr.

Marlon Byrd Sr., 64, of Somerville, died Saturday, Jan. 17, at his home.

Born Jan. 17, 1934, in Menifee County, Ky., he was the son of Henry and Lizzie Byrd. He was employed by Hueston Woods State Park for 30 years.

Survivors include his wife, Allene (Means) Byrd, whom he married Dec. 26, 1950, in Menifee County, Ky.; two daughters, Linda (Gary) Finkbine of Darrtown and Marline Pennington of Middletown; three sons, Marlon (Tammy) Byrd Jr. of Oxford, Ricky Dean (Angie) Byrd of Somerville and Douglas Clay (Paula) Byrd of Camden; 10 grandchildren.

Also surviving are one brother, Arlon Byrd of Missouri; six sisters, Oglene Brooks of Kentucky, Edna Byrd of Middletown, Zori Center of Eaton, Bonnie Martin of Winchester, Ky., Geraldine Byrd of Mt. Sterling, Ky., and Kathleen Byrd of Missouri; and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by a son, Darrell Byrd; and a brother, Garland Byrd.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 19, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Limber Funeral Home/Willard Moss Jr. Memorial Chapel, Camden, followed by burial in Butler County Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami Valley, 930 Laurel Ave., Hamilton, Ohio 45011; or to the American Cancer Society, 11117 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242. 

Shelby Brillhart

Shelby Brillhart, 25, of 4092 Manchester Road, Franklin, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, at the home of her sister in Largo, Fla.

Survivors include her husband, Michael; her father and stepmother, James and Roberta Lewis of Glenshaw, Pa.; a sister, Denise Welsh; stepsister, Sarah Lewis; and stepbrother, Timothy Lewis.

Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 11, at New Covenant Church, Franklin, followed by burial in Springboro Cemetery.

Fay L. Gross

Fay L. (Bunch) Gross, 75, of Eaton, died Sunday, Jan. 18.

Born Sept. 14, 1922, in Pikeville, Ky., she was a member of Full Gospel Temple in Eaton.

She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, Garnett Gross, in 1990.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Ray Johnson, Phyllis and Ronald Mullins, Regina and Todd Ozbun; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ned and Jacquie Gross, Pete and Alice Gross, Garland and Pauline Gross; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Susie, Salley, Ida and Joan; one brother, Bob; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at George C. Martin Funeral Home, Northridge Chapel, 5040 Frederick Pike at Needmore Road, Dayton, with the Rev. Raymond Rothwell officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg. The family will receive friends from noon until time of services on Thursday at the funeral home. 

Violet J. Comer

Violet J. Comer, 67, of West Alexandria, died Sunday, Jan. 18, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Born Dec. 6, 1930, she was the daughter of Roy and Mary (Spitler) Eubank.

Survivors include her husband, Herbert Comer Sr.; two sons, Herbert Comer Jr. of Eaton and Christopher Comer of West Alexandria; two daughters, Diana Vice of Eaton and Brenda Miller of Mesa, Ariz.; two brothers, Clifford Eubank of Celina and Leonard Eubank of New Paris; and one sister, Irene Comer of West Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Eubank.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Ingomar, with the Rev. Larry Kettlehake officiating. Burial will be in Twin Valley Cemetery, West Alexandria. The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. on Thursday at the church. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth A. Tyler

Elizabeth A. Tyler, 73, of Eaton, died Monday, Jan. 19, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

Born Sept. 30, 1924, in Dayton, she was the daughter of the late Curtis A. and Elizabeth A. (Seles) Niles, and had lived in Preble County most of her life. She was a 1941 graduate of Eaton High School, and a member of the Eaton Church of the Visitation.

Survivors include her husband, James H. Tyler, whom she married May 21, 1949; a daughter, Elizabeth J. Bennett of Richmond, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Billie Jean Flood of Richmond, Ind.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A brother, Curtis Eugene Niles, is deceased.

Funeral Mass will be at noon Friday, Jan. 23, at the Eaton Church of the Visitation, with the Rev. J. Thomas Fitzsimmons officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. The family will receive freinds from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Preble County Cancer Society. 
Correction: Per the daughter of Mrs. Tyler, the maiden name of Elizabeth's mother was not "Seles" but "Settles".

John E. Horigan Sr.

John E. Horigan Sr., 78, of Eaton, died Monday, Jan. 19, in Eaton.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel.

John E. Horigan Sr.

John E. Horigan Sr., 78, formerly of New Paris, died Monday, Jan. 19, at his home in Eaton after an extended illness.

Born Feb. 15, 1919, in New Paris, he was the son of James J. and Mae (Hubler) Horigan. He had been employed at the Holiday Inn of Richmond, Ind., for 19 years, and had worked for Jones & Juday and Jefferson Township.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Betty L. (Keller) Horigan; two daughters, Shirley Moore and Carol Keller, both of Eaton; one brother, James Horigan of Florida; three sisters, Anna Stolle of Richmond, Ind., Pat McGrady of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mary Margaret Mull of Aragon, Ga.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, John E. Horigan Jr., in October 1991; and two brothers, Paul Horigan, in 1984, and Francis H. Horigan, in 1991.

Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 22, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, with the Rev. Greg Hyre officiating. Burial was in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society-Preble County Unit; to the Reid Hospital Foundation-Hospice Fund; or to the Eaton Emergency Squad.

Blanche Somers

Blanche Somers, 84, formerly of Eaton, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Hillcrest Estates in Liberty, Ind.

Born March 17, 1913, in Preble County, she was the daughter of William and Mary (Bolesman) Doty. She was a lifelong member of Sugar Valley United Methodist Church.

She was married on May 22, 1946, to Marvin Watt Somers, and he preceded her in death on April 29, 1988.

Survivors include one brother, Herbert Doty of Liberty, Ind.; one sister, Ruby Beyers of Kettering; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 24, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Limber Funeral Home/Willard Moss Jr. Memorial Chapel, Camden, with the Rev. Kenn Barton and the Rev. Jean Holmes officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sugar Valley United Methodist Church, 3022 Camden-Sugar Valley Road, Camden, Ohio 45311.

Sympathy cards or any correspondence may be sent to her niece, Nancy Hendrix, 306 E. Vine St., Liberty, Ind. 47353 

June H. Helton

June H. Helton, 53, of 5002 S. Liberty Pike, Liberty, Ind., died early Wednesday morning, Jan. 21, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford after a lengthy illness.

Born Feb. 8, 1955, in Laurel, Ind., she was the daughter of Clarence and Lenora (Pettit) Moore. She had lived Brookville, Ind., and Morning Sun before moving to Union County, Ind., in March 1997.

Mrs. Helton founded the Living Word Assembly in Bath, Ind. She was a member there and did extensive work for the church. She was a member of the Angel Tree Foundation, a prison ministry in the area.

Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Helton Sr., whom she married Sept. 29, 1962, in Camden; one daughter, Pamela D. Combs of Liberty, Ind.; one son, Robert E. Helton Jr. of West College Corner, Ind.; her mother, Lenora Moore of West College Corner, Ind.

Also surviving are one brother, Wilbur Moore of Fraziers Bottom, W. Va.; four sisters, Margaret Tomlin of Laurel, Ind., Phyllis Hardy of Cynthiana, Ky., Sylvia Weatherly of Eaton and Carol Norris of Lawton, Okla.; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father; and one brother, Charles Moore.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 24, at Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home, Baker Chapel, College Corner, Ohio, with the Rev. Ruth York Hoskins officiating. Burial was in Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Living Word Assembly Youth Group at the funeral home. 

Kathleen E. Getter

Kathleen E. (Smith) Getter, 73, of Union, Ohio, died Thursday, Jan. 22, at her home.

A native of Meigs County, Ohio, she was the daughter of Waid C. and Ola L. (Story) Smith. She was a longtime resident of Lewisburg and retired from Paul Manufacturing after 25 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry W. "Mike" Getter, in 1980.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry L. and Roberta Getter of Brookville, Michael C. "Mick" and Suggar Getter, Jack R. and Alberta Getter, all of Lewisburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Jill L. and Michael Penix of Miamisburg.

Also surviving are brothers and sisters-in-law, Howard and Ruth Smith, William and Jean Smith, James and Connie Smith, and Homer Smith; grandchildren, Jeris, Kirk, Robyn, Breeann, Chris, Becky, Nichole, Jeremy, and a special granddaughter and family, Dawn and Wes Lesher, with whom she made her final home; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 26, at Polk Grove United Church of Christ in Butler Township, with the Rev. Ron Hajarian officiating. Burial was in Hillgrove Cemetery, Miamisburg. Kindred Funeral Home, Englewood, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dayton Area Heart Association.

Steven E. Katzenmaier

Steven E. Katzenmaier, 50, of 1933A Taylor St., Fort Wayne, Ind., died early Monday morning, Jan. 19, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne of a massive heart attack.

Survivors include his wife of three weeks and one day, Virginia "Ginger" (Filley) Pope, formerly of Eaton; a stepdaughter, Jody (Denny) Heindl of Eaton; a stepson, John Denny of Fort Wayne, Ind.; six step-grandchildren including Sherry Meyers of Eaton.

Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 22.

Lillian A. Hartman

Lillian A. Hartman, 67, of New Paris, died Thursday, Jan. 22, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

Born Jan. 7, 1931, in Alpena, Mich., she was the daughter of Lawrence and Anna (Peplinski) Koteras. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, the church's Ladies Sodality, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, all in New Paris.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Paul R. Hartman; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul L. and Susanne Hartman of South Lyon, Mich., Gary L. and Cheryl Hartman of Plant City, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Laurie A. and Robert L. Kincheloe of Marion, Ill.; grandchildren, Richard Kincheloe, Michelle, Kelli and Winter Jo Hartman; nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass was Monday, Jan. 26, at St. John's Catholic Church, New Paris, with the Rev. Thomas Fitzsimmons officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Fund -- Preble County Unit, P.O. Box 32, Eaton, Ohio 45320. 

Clayton E. Booth

Clayton E. Booth, 79, of Lewisburg died Friday morning, Jan. 23, at his home after an extended illness.

Born March 13, 1918, in Washington County, Pa., he was the son of Maurice and Ellen (Deveroude) Booth. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving for over 23 years.

He moved to Preble County in April 1990, and served on the Lewisburg Board of Public Affairs from 1991 to 1996. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Lewisburg, VFW Post in Lewisburg, a life member of the American Legion in Pennsylvania, and a member of the 29th Infantry Division Association.

Survivors include his wife, Margie (Jones) Booth; three sons, Ralph W. Booth of Denver, Colo., Donald E. Booth of Milford, Mass., and Jerry L. Booth of Harrisonville, R.I.; a daughter, Kathleen R. Thompson of New York; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Wesley Stiver officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit.

Lucy E. Judy

Lucy E. Judy, 69, formerly of Brookville, died Saturday, Jan. 24, at VanCrest Health Care Center in Eaton after an extended illness.

Born Nov. 23, 1928, in Kingsport, Tenn., she was the daughter of John W. and Davie Jane (Tate) Hutchins. She retired as manager of the Dairy Mart of Trotwood, and was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Lewisburg.

Her husband, Herbert L. Judy, died in February 1987.

Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Squires of Brookville and Irene Roxanne Armstrong of Arkansas; four grandchildren; two brothers, Samuel James Hutchins of Kingsport, Tenn., and Perry "Pete" Hutchins of Gray, Tenn.; and two sisters, Irene Collins and Margaret McGaha, both of Kingsport, Tenn.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Faith Baptist Church, 3878 U.S. 40, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Wesley Stiver officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery near Brookville. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday at the church. Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 

Helen M. Maley

Helen M. Maley, 85, of 644 McGuffey Ave., Oxford, died Sunday evening, Jan. 25, at her home.

Born Feb. 11, 1912, in Trenton, Ohio, she was the daughter of William and Bertha (Buchanan) Brockman. She was a lifelong resident of the Union County area.

Mrs. Maley was a member of Bath United Methodist Church in Bath, Ind., a member of the Rainbow Sunday School Class and the Bath United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Brookville Order of Eastern Star, where she was a past matron and celebrated 50 years of membership in 1988. She was a charter member of the Country Garden Club in Franklin County, Ind., and a member of the Oxford Senior Citizens in Oxford.

She married Richard Maley on Sept. 6, 1930, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 1986. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jerry Maley, on July 5, 1959; and her parents.

Surviving are cousins.

Private graveside services will be conducted at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Malcolm Greene officiating. There will be no public calling. Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home, Baker Chapel, College Corner, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bath United Methodist Church, or to a charity of the donor's choice 

Carol J. Thielman

Carol Jean "Bobby" Thielman, 67, of Camden, died Saturday, Jan. 24, at her home.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, James Thielman; two sons and daughter-in-law, Timothy Thielman, Clay and Cyndee Thielman, all of Florida; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Dean Whitehair of Texas; four grandchildren, Emily Bruce, Laura Thielman, Miranda Thielman and Travis Thielman; a great-granddaughter, Bailee Bruce; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jane and Roger Anton of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service for family and friends will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Thielman residence, 8035 Lantis Geeting Road, Camden. Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home, Miamisburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the PAWS Adoption Center, P.O. Box 684, Middletown, Ohio 45402, or to the Heart Fund.

Harley E. Kreitzer

Harley E. Kreitzer, 87, of Eaton, died Sunday, Jan. 25, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

Born March 30, 1910, in West Alexandria, he was the son of the late Edgar Sawyer and Grace (Smith) Kreitzer. He was a member of the Sugar Valley United Methodist Church and the Eaton Senior Citizens.

His wife, Hilda I. (Mann) Kreitzer, died June 28, 1992.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Jim Brandenburg of Eaton; three nieces; and a sister-in-law, Mabel Kreitzer.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Kreitzer and Hubert Kreitzer.

Graveside services were Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton, with the Rev. Kenn Barton officiating. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad. 

Ruth A. Adam

Ruth A. Adam, 89, formerly of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Jan. 25, at Horizon South West Nursing Center in Silver City, N.M.

Born June 17, 1908, in Van Wert, she was the daughter of Fred U. and Minnie Irene (Tipple) Wallick. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Lewisburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Adam, in 1984; three brothers, John, Clarence and Jack Wallick; and a sister, Lela Rust.

Survivors include a son, Stanley W. Thorne of Silver City, N.M.; a daughter, Carol Ann Fowler of Elizabeth, Pa.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Evelyn Yeager of Ohio and Berneice Blush of Georgia.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, 411 N. Commerce St., with the Rev. Jon Thomas and the Rev. Charles Fowler officiating. Burial will be in Dayton Memorial Park, Dayton. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, 1601. S. Main St., Wichita, Kan. 67213.

Marlan N. Miller

Marlan Nadean Miller, 79, of Cleveland, Tenn., formerly of Greenville, died Sunday, Jan. 25.

Born April 6, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Chana Irwin, formerly of Castine. She studied at Wittenberg University and graduated from Miami University. She had been a school teacher in Darke County for 37 years, having taught at Hollansburg, Arcanum Butler, Franklin-Monroe, and retiring in 1976 from the Greenville school system-Woodland Heights Elementary building. She was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church of Greenville and various other local organizations.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Leon Miller, whom she married May 8, 1943; one son, Dr. Ted. L. Miller of Cleveland, Tenn.; one grandson, Dr. Tod J. Miller of Gonzales, La.; three step-grandchildren, Scott Kirby, Steve Kirby and Susan Burnett, all of Cleveland, Tenn.; five step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Irwin and Don Irwin, both of Greenville; and one sister, Helen Irwin Oler of West Manchester.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Robert Dale Irwin; and a sister, Ettaleene Irwin Hunt.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Castine Cemetery, with the Rev. Calvin Cheek officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville. 

Violet C. Kiser

Violet C. Kiser, 92, of New Lebanon, formerly of New Paris, died Saturday, Jan. 24.

She was a secretary for Thresher Varnish Co. for many years.

Her husband, Joseph Kiser, preceded her in death in 1969.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Carrigan & Mains Funeral Home, 675 W. Wenger Road, Englewood, with Father Charles Caserta officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Dayton. There will be no public visitation.


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