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John P. Wood Sr. 
John P. Wood Sr., 55, of 158 Lakengren Drive, Eaton, died Sunday, Dec. 22 [1996], of cancer. 
He was born Aug. 7, 1941, in Mount Sterling, Ky. He attended Middletown City Schools and Miami University, and retired from Armco after 30 years of service. During retirement, he also worked for MPH Crane, Inc. and Henny Penny Corporation. He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Camden and a member of The Promise Keepers. 
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie D. (Back) Wood, whom he married March 30, 1962, in Middletown; one daughter and son-in-law, Trina (Wood) and Bob Bronson of Eaton; one son, John P. Wood Jr. of Cincinnati; his mother, Helen M. Wood of Trenton; two grandchildren, Beau and Jake Bronson. 
Also surviving are his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Preston and Myrtle Back of Lakengren; one brother and sister-in-law, Ron G. and Mary Wood of Middletown; one sister, Bonita Wood Lampley of Trenton; many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Chester G. Wood. 
Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 26, at the First Southern Baptist Church, Camden, with the Rev. Greg Jackson officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden. R.C. Nein and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Ethel M. Stayton 
Ethel Marie Stayton, 84, a resident of Heartland of Eaton and a formerly of Eldorado, died Monday morning, Dec. 22 [1996]. She had resided at Heartland for nearly 10 years. 
Born near Eaton and a lifetime resident of Preble County, she was the daughter of George and Ruth (Sample) Mikesell. She was a member of the Eldorado Unitarian Universalist Church, and for many years, an active member of the Association of Unitarian Universalist Women. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles V. "Boss" Stayton; two sisters, Mildred Shurte and Kathleen Ehler; one grandson, Jimmy Snelling; and one stepgreat-grandson, Joey Lawson. 
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and J.N. Snelling of Eldorado; one sister, Delores Moore of Eaton; one brother, George Mikesell of Eldorado; three great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Justin and Jeannie Snelling; one stepgreat-grandson, Eddie Lawson; several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 27, at Bussard-Barnes-Vaniman Funeral Home, Eldorado, with the Rev. Kathryn Hawbaker officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. 

F. Lucille F. Benson 
F. Lucille Benson, 95, formerly of Camden, died Monday, Dec. 23 [1996], at Wood Glen Nursing Center in Miamisburg. 
She was a member of Camden United Methodist Church. 
Mrs. Benson was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Benson, in 1978; and a son, Robert Benson Jr., in 1971. 
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James and Sandra Benson of Germantown; two daughters and son-in-law, Mary Fisher of Bucyrus, Gertrude and France Berger of Cape Cod; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 30, at Arpp and Root Funeral Home, Germantown, with the Rev. Del Harper officiating. Burial was in Somerville Cemetery. 

John O. Snyder 
John O. Snyder, 80, of Morrison-Mikesell Road, New Paris, died Thursday, Dec. 26 [1996], at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind. 
Born Jan. 17, 1916, in Lynn, Ind., he was the son of Nye Howard and Effie (Alexander) Snyder. He retired in 1978 from J.S. Sweet Construction in Cambridge City, Ind. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha J. (Cotter) Snyder, in 1995; an infant daughter, in 1939; and a son, Michael Snyder, in 1983. 
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Haldon Ashton of Middletown, Ind., Patricia Schmutte of Indianapolis, Ind., Diane and Charles Mustard of Richmond, Ind., Debra and Robert Lind of Stewartstown, Pa., Janet Snyder of Indianapolis, Ind., Beth and Scott Cooper of Tiffin. 
Also surviving are brothers, Harold, Robert, Lowell and Richard Snyder, all of Richmond, Ind.; a sister, Mildred Juett of Muncie, Ind.; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 30, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, with Haldon Ashton officiating. Burial was in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris. 

Rita C. Weadick 
Sister Rita Celine Weadick, S.C.,74, of Dayton, died Friday, Dec. 27 [1996]
She spent 37 years in the field of education in the Dayton area, having taught at St. Joseph Commercial High School, Alter High School, and was a librarian and counselor at St. Charles until 1984. She worked as a technician at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton from 1986-89 and after her retirement in 1989 did volunteer work at Maria Joseph Home and Good Samaritan Hospital. 
She is survived by many cousins. 
Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Monday, Dec. 30 at the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse Chapel in Delhi Township near Cincinnati, with burial following. Westbrock Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements. 

George F. Wadlington 
George F. Wadlington, 68, of 911 W. Main St., Eaton, died unexpectedly Saturday evening, Dec. 28 [1996], in Miamisburg. 
Arrangements are pending at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel. 

Ruth O. Horine 
Ruth O. Horine, 77, of Hillcrest Drive, Eaton, died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 29 [1996], at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind. 
Born April 16, 1919, in Preble County, she was the daughter of William and Augusta (Saunders) Kendrick. She was a 1937 graduate of Eaton High School, was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Delta Theta Tau Sorority and Eaton Country Club, all of Eaton. 
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Ralph L. Horine; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Arlen Aukerman of Eaton, and Dawn and Vaughn Call of Camden; half-brothers, Richard Handley of Eaton, Bill Kendrick of Ross and Donald Kendrick of Tiffin; grandchildren, Robin and Eric Worley and Thomas Aukerman; great-grandchildren, Kira, Brandon and Kaitlyn Worley. 
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles, Clark, Bernard and James Handley; and a sister, Catherine H. Baker. 
Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 2, at 1:30 p.m. at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, 220 E. Main St., Eaton, with Dr. Phillip D. Malone officiating. Eastern Star services will be at 1:15 p.m. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until time of services on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad. 

Evelyn E. Evans 
Evelyn E. Evans, 78, formerly of Rockridge Road, Lewisburg, died Sunday morning, Dec. 29 [1996], at Heartland of Eaton, where she had been a resident since 1992. 
Born March 5, 1918, in Montgomery County, she was the daughter of Russel and Martha F. (Brooks) Pease. She was a 1937 graduate of Dixie High School and had lived in Preble County since 1941. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn E. Evans, in 1994; and a brother, Vernon Pease. 
Survivors include her mother, Martha F. Pease of New Lebanon; two sons, Ralph and Marvin Evans, both of Lewisburg; four daughters, Janet Worley of Lewisburg, Carol Jackson of Loveland, Linda Teague of Tennessee and Shirley Utzsinger of Dayton. 
Also surviving are 31 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Alvin Pease of Indiana, Virgil Pease of Florida, Herman Pease of Eaton and Donald Pease of Farmersville; one sister, Alberta Neptune of Farmersville; . 
Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. George Pennington officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit. 

Frank Holsinger 
Frank Holsinger, 96, formerly of Kimmel Road, Eldorado, died Sunday, Dec. 29 [1996], at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton. 
Arrangements are pending at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Michael Chapel, West Manchester. 

George F. Wadlington 
George F. Wadlington, 68, of West Main Street, Eaton, died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 28 [1996], at Sycamore Medical Center in Miamisburg. 
Born Oct. 22, 1928, in Pickaway County, Ohio, he was the son of Roy Louis and Margaret Ethel (Ginther) Wadlington. He graduated from The Ohio State University with B.S. and M.S. degrees in agricultural education in 1951 and 1965, respectively. 
Prior to coming to Preble County, he taught vocational agriculture at McComb, Ohio (1951-1952) and served as 4-H agent in Auglaize County (1952-1954). He moved to Eaton in August 1954, where he became the youngest county agricultural agent in Ohio 
Mr. Wadlington later worked at Eaton National Bank from 1964-1965 and taught vocational agriculture at Eaton High School from 1965-1967. He served as the Eaton area supervisor for OSU Extension Service from 1969 until his retirement in 1982. 
Mr. Wadlington served the Eaton community in many different ways, from being a city councilman from 1965-1970 to being an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Eaton. In addition, he was involved with Eaton Little League, Eaton Lions Club for 42 years where he was president 1965-1966, Master Key Member and a Melvin Jones Fellow, Eaton Chamber of Commerce, the Preble County Alumni Club and the Advocate Program assisting with student recruitment and scholarship programs for the Ohio State University. 
He was a member of the Preble County Farm Bureau, Preble County Historical Society, Eaton Country Club, Eaton Retail Merchants Association, National County Extension Agents Association and Epsilon Sigma Phi. 
In addition, he was the owner/operator of the Eaton Car Wash from 1967-1991, served as board member for L&M Products in 1991 and as the president of Public Employee Retirees of Preble County. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Glendine H. Wadlington in 1992; and a brother, Rex Wadlington, in 1993. 
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Margie and Guy Benge of Springboro; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Charles L. and Kathryn Wadlington of Miamisburg, and G. Fred and Andrea Wadlington of Jeffersonville, Vt.; a brother, Gene Wadlington of Circleville; seven grandchildren, Melanie and Alan Wadlington, Anna and Marcus Wadlington, Kari, Sara and Scott Benge; and a special friend, Delma Little of Eaton. 
Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 3, at the First Presbyterian Church in Eaton, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Glendine Huggins Wadlington Memorial Fund, c/o Lester Barnhart at The Ohio State Office of Academic Affairs Development, 510 Fawcett Center, 2300 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210; or to the First Presbyterian Church, Eaton. 

Frank Holsinger 
Frank Holsinger, 96, formerly of Kimmel Road, Eldorado, died Sunday, Dec. 29 [1996], at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton. 
Born July 12, 1900, in Preble County, he was the son of the late Ebeneezer and Elsie (Miller) Holsinger, and lived in Preble County most of his life. He was a member of Price's Creek Church of the Brethren. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel ( Petry) Holsinger, in 1975. 
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Knose and June Shipley, both of Eaton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lowell and Rosie Holsinger, and Harold and Shirley Holsinger, all of Urbana; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. 
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Neva Holsinger; a granddaughter, Jackie Lee Duncan; a grandson, Daniel Wilson; and a great-grandson, Michael Wilson. 
Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 2, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Michael Chapel, West Manchester, with the Rev. Raymond E. Rothwell officiating. Burial was in Monroe Cemetery, Eldorado. 

Orville Phelps 
Orville Phelps, 74, of West Alexandria, died Monday, Dec. 30 [1996], at Grandview Hospital in Dayton. 
Born Jan 5, 1922, in Preble County, he was the son of Edward and Mary (Powell) Phelps. He was a graduate of Farmersville High School and and Army Air Corps veteran. Mr. Phelps worked for General Motors for 44 years before retiring in 1984. He was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Farmersville and the James E. Ryan American Legion Post #322. 
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Martha; two sons and daughters-in-law, Merle and Janet Phelps of Lewisburg, and Mark and Daria Phelps of Hillsboro; a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Lee O'Banion of Seaman, Ohio; four grandchildren; and a brother, Warren Phelps of West Alexandria. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Frank Phelps; and a sister, Ethel Focht. 
Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 3, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Farmersville, with the Rev. Larry Lindstrom officiating. Burial was in Twin Valley Cemetery on Enterprise Road. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements. 

Josephine L. Back 
Josephine L. Back, 77, formerly of Gratis, died Sunday, Dec. 29 [1996], at Garden Manor Nursing Home in Middletown. 
Born March 18, 1919, she was the daughter of Clinton and Sarah (Miner) Flemming. 
Survivors include her husband, Bert Back of Middletown; one son, Donald Smith of Berea, Ky.; one sister, Elva Kash of Middletown; three stepchildren, Kenneth Back, Lucille Robbins and Mary Metcalf; and several grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Morris. 
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 4, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Gratis, followed by burial in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis. 

Donald G. Decker 
Donald G. Decker, 64, of Leon Drive, West Alexandria, died Tuesday, Dec. 31 [1996], at Middletown Hospital in Middletown. 
Born Nov. 24, 1932, in Middletown, he was the son of Ralph and Helen (Jones) Decker. He attended Ohio University and was retired from Armco in Middletown. Mr. Decker was a U.S. Navy veteran, a member of King Hiram Masonic Lodge #88 and James E. Ryan Post #322 American Legion. 
Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Donna Decker; sons and daughters-in-law, Terry Decker, Pat and Tammy Decker, all of Eaton, Mike and Jane Decker of Maysville, Ky., Scott and Wendy Jennings of Yakima, Wash.; daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and James Israeloff of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Donna and Joe Laird, Katie and John Vice, all of Eaton, and Lori Moore of West Alexandria; a sister, Donna Craig of Eaton; and 12 grandchildren. 
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 4, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, followed by burial in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria. 

Joyce V. Blakeman 
Joyce V. Blakeman, 78, of 628 E. Main St., Eaton, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, at Elm Creek Nursing Center in West Carrollton after an extended illness. 
Born Sept. 26, 1918, in New Castle, Va., she was the daughter of Samuel P. and Nellie (Newsome) Smith. She received her B.A. degree from Ohio State University in 1937 and her master's degree from Miami University in 1968. She had been a teacher at Miami University and the New Lebanon schools, retiring in 1986. 
Mrs. Blakeman was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Eaton; the Alumni Club of Ohio State University and Miami University; Eaton Country Club; Preble County Retired Teachers Association; and Ohio Education Association. 
She had served on many education programs in Preble County. Mrs. Blakeman had trained 28 student teachers from Miami University. She received the Teacher of the Year in Home Economics award from the state of Ohio. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Blakeman, in April 1964; and two brothers, Auburn Smith and Quentin Smith. 
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Andrea and Jerry Schrodi of Centerville, Ohio, Cynthia and Jim Straszheim of Eaton, Carolyn and Steve Gorton of Jacksonville, Fla.; one son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Sherill Blakeman of Eaton; eight grandchildren; and two brothers, Rudy Smith of Middletown and Samuel P. Smith of Florida. 
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 4, at the convenience of the family at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with Dr. Phillip D. Malone officiating. There was no public calling. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. 
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church or to the Preble County Literacy Coalition. 

Donna E. Hensel 
Donna E. Hensel, 77, of 565 Swisher Mill Road, West Manchester, died Thursday, Jan. 2, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind. 
Born June 15, 1919, in East Claridon, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late George and Grace (Burton) Armstrong, and had lived in Preble County since 1941. She was a member of the West Manchester United Methodist Church. 
Survivors include her husband, Marvin K. Hensel; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Karen Hensel of West Manchester; a grandson, Keith Hensel; two granddaughters, Karolyn Lee and Kathy Shelley; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Lowell Armstrong of Waterford, Mich.; nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. 
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 6, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Michael Chapel, West Manchester, with the Rev. Craig H. Smith officiating. Burial was in Wares Chapel Cemetery, West Manchester. 

Elizabeth J. Arthur 
Elizabeth Jane Arthur, 85, of 290 Prairie Ave., Wilmington, died Thursday morning, Jan. 2, at Clinton Memorial Hospital. 
Born Feb. 15, 1911, at New Paris, she was the daughter of Clarence Patterson and Rena (Haverfield) Barr. She and her husband had lived at Lees Creek before moving to Wilmington, where they had lived for 25 years. She had attended Miami-Jacobs Business College, worked as a legal secretary in Dayton prior to her retirement, and was also a tutor-trainer for adult new readers. 
Mrs. Arthur was a member of First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ, Wilmington; an active member of the Clinton County Quilting Association; and a former president of Church Women United. 
Survivors include her husband, William E. Arthur, whom she married July 30, 1938; sons and daughter-in-law, Richard Arthur of Cincinnati, Roger and Leslie Arthur of Chadds Ford, Pa.; one sister, Eleanor Elliott of Kettering; grandchildren, Theodore Arthur of Washington, D.C., Thomas Arthur, Mary Jean Arthur, James Arthur, Christina Arthur and Andrew Arthur, all of Chadds Ford, Pa.; one great-grandchild, Owen Arthur; several nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by a brother, Hilbert Barr; and a sister, Mildred Burton. 
Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family. Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, Wilmington, is in charge of arrangements. 
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ, 120 Columbus St., Wilmington, Ohio 45177; the American Heart Association, Clinton County Branch, 101 N. South St., Wilmington, Ohio 45177; or to a favorite charity. 

Joseph Motko 
Joseph Motko, 65, of Eaton, formerly of Tipp City, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind. 
He was retired from Chrysler after 30 years of service, and was a veteran of the Korean War. 
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Gloria (Coppock) Motko; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and David Morrison of Georgia, and Carla and Ken Dearth of West Alexandria; five grandchildren, Ben and Katie Morrison, Kelly, Kendra and Casey Dearth; one sister, Margaret Reasor of Vandalia; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Louis and Virginia Motko of New Carlisle, Steve and Doris Motko of Beavercreek. 
Mr. Motko was preceded in death by his parents, Johann and Rose Motko; and three sisters, Elizabeth Boyse, Mary Miller and Rose La Chance. 
Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Larry Tyner officiating. Burial was in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Gilbert-Fellers Funeral Home, Brookville, was in charge of arrangements. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Church of the Brethren. 

Corliss R. Cooper 
Corliss R. Cooper, 70, of Eaton, died Thursday, Jan. 2, at Middletown Regional Hospital in Middletown. 
Born June 30, 1926, in Montgomery, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Millard B. and Minnie Lee (Rawlins) Sr., and had lived in Preble County since 1971. She was a member of the New Paris Presbyterian Church. 
Her husband, Dickson B. Cooper, died July 1, 1985. 
Survivors include one son, Emmett D. Cooper of Cincinnati; one daughter, Mary E. Clark of Eaton; four grandchildren; two brothers, Millard B. Reynolds Jr. of Macon, Ga., and Dr. Bibb G. Reynolds of Kingston, Ga.; two sisters, Edna M. Wilkie and Betty Jo Fewell, both of Pittsview, Ala.; nieces and nephews, aunts; and cousins. 
A brother, James E. Reynolds; and a sister, Juanita Reynolds, are also deceased. 
Private graveside services were held at the convenience of the family, with Dr. William P. Anderson officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis St., Middletown, Ohio 45044. 

Philip Dawkins 
Philip Dawkins, 72, of Marty Lane, West Alexandria, died unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 2, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. 
Born Jan. 24, 1924, in Dayton, he was the son of George and Genivieve (Tuthill) Dawkins. He was a graduate of Jackson High School and retired from Harrison Radiator in 1985 after 40 years' employment. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served on the USS Alwin. 
Mr. Dawkins was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ; King Hiram Lodge #88, F&AM, where he had served as past master; and James E. Ryan Post #322 American Legion. He had also been a past member of the Order of Eastern Star. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, D. Maxine Dawkins, in 1986. 
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Max and Becky Dawkins of Shalimar, Fla., Raymond and Debra Dawkins of Gillette, Wyo., and Richard and Penny Dawkins of West Alexandria; one daughter, Phyllis Dawkins of Troy; nine grandchildren; his mother, Genevieve Dawkins of Eaton; and a special friend, Sandy Schiml of Eaton. 
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 6, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Dr. James Altenbaumer officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria. 
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, West Alexandria Rescue Squad or to the American Cancer Society. 

Lelia M. Elliott 
Lelia Mae "Pokie" Elliott, 66, of Engle Road, West Alexandria, died Friday, Jan. 3, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind. 
Born April 25, 1930, in Green Hall, Ky., she was the daughter of Jesse and Emily (Sexton) Anderson. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Elliott, in 1970. 
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Judy Lee and Larry Wilson, Jeanne Lynn and Jim Wilson, Jayme Webb, Jennifer Lou and Daryl Mooney, all of Arlington, Texas, and Jo Ann and Jerry Juday of New Paris; two sisters, Pauline Powell and Margaret Combs, both of West Alexandria; a brother, Jesse Anderson of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Victoria Elliott, in 1949; a grandson, Jesse M. Reynolds, in 1972; and a brother, Orville Anderson, in 1996. 
Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with Pastor Wesley Brubaker officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Wilbur L. Cail 
Wilbur L. Cail, 87, of 116 Hutton St., New Paris, died Saturday, Jan. 4, at Heartland of Eaton. 
Born April 25, 1909, in Washington Township, Preble County, he was the son of Harry Clifford and Mary Catharine (Koontz) Cail. He retired in 1977 from Ahaus in Richmond, Ind. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn R. Cail, in 1977. 
Survivors include daughters, Barbara J. Hobbs and Nancy E. Petry, both of New Paris, Betty E. Weatherly of Alva, Fla., and Elma Singleton of Hamilton; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. 
He was also preceded in death by a son, Joseph H. Cail, in 1936; grandson, Stephen D. Hobbs, in 1989; great-granddaughter, Jessica Baker, in 1989; brothers, William Paul Cail, in 1971, and James Robert Cail; and a sister, Ruth F. Storer, who also died Saturday. 
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan 8, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, 109 W. Main St., with the Rev. Don Boyer officiating. Burial will be in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northwest Emergency Squad. 

Ruth F. Storer 
Ruth F. Storer, 75, of 3026 Miller-Williams Road, Eaton, died Saturday, Jan. 4, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind. 
A native and lifelong resident of Eaton, she was born June 5, 1921, the daughter of the late Harry C. and Gracie H. (Begoon) Cail. She was a member of the Eaton United Church of Christ, Rebekah Lodge #144 of Eaton and was a former 4-H advisor for 16 years. 
Survivors include he husband, Hugh E. Storer; two daughters, Nancy Newland of Wapakoneta and Anne Storer of Cincinnati; a son and daughter-in-law, Hugh R. and Therese Storer of Norwalk; four granddaughters, Ashley Newland, Sarah Newland, Meagan Storer and Jessica Storer; a sister, Elma Singleton of Hamilton; nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by brothers Robert Cail and Paul Cail. Another brother, Wilbur Cail of New Paris, also died Saturday. 
Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the Eaton United Church of Christ, with the Rev. James W. Whitley officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, was in charge of arrangements. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad or to the Eaton United Church of Christ Memorial Fund. 


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