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Eva N. Doty
Eva Nola (Duggins) Doty, 89, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Eaton, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.
Born April 12, 1907, in Eaton, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Jenny (Burkett) Duggins. She moved from Eaton to Lakeland, Fla., in 1939. She had worked as a civilian drive at Drane Field Air Force Base, Fla., and at various places in Preble County. She was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Lakeland, Fla., and a former member of the Barron Street Church of Christ, Eaton.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Everett Keltner; her second husband, John Weldy; and her third husband, Clifford Elbert Doty, on Jan. 15, 1986.
Survivors include four nieces, Regina Overholts and Janice Worley, both of Eaton, Patricia Favorite of Waleska, Ga., and Vicki Silva of Marietta, Ga.; four nephews, Maurice Duggins of Eaton, Joseph Doty and Fredrick Doty, both of Cambridge City, Ind., and Thomas Doty of Mt. Polaski, Ill.; and close friends, the Young family of Lakeland, Fla.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Church of Christ, Eaton, with Maurice Duggins, Pastor Richard Boroff and Pastor Lowell T. Spencer officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, was in charge of arrangements.

Verlin O. Mikesell
Verlin O. "Mike" Mikesell, 75, died Sunday, Jan. 19, in Spring Hill, Fla., where he had resided for the past 13 years. He formerly lived in Largo, Fla., and New Paris.
He was a retired auto mechanic, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of Grace Presbyterian Church, VFW Post #10209 in Spring Hill and the Ohio Club of Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Marguerite; three sons, Ronald Mikesell of Hermosa Beach, Calif., Kenneth Mikesell of Orlando, Fla., and Gary Mikesell of Belleair, Fla.; one daughter, Judith Nicholl of Spring Hill, Fla.; one brother, Wilbur Mikesell of Eaton; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Spring Hill, Fla., with Dr. Paul H. Clemons officiating. Military graveside services, under the direction of VFW Post #10209, Spring Hill, were Thursday, Jan. 23, at Florida National Cemetery,
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to VFW Post #10209, Spring Hill, Fla.

Esther M. Hart
Esther M. Hart, 86, a resident of Hillcrest Estates in Liberty, Ind., for the past nine years, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was a former resident of Camden.
Born Oct. 20, 1910, in Union County, Ind., she was the daughter of Joseph and Ollie (Ramey) Sheets. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Camden, Kappa Kappa Chi Society, a 50-year member of Eastern Star Chapter #443 in Camden, and Preble County Farm Bureau Discussion Group.
She was preceded in death by her husband, H. Keith Hart, on Dec. 2, 1944; and her parents.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Merl (Patricia) Gentry of Liberty, Ind.; a son, John J. Hart of Dayton; three grandchildren, Leah Krickenbarger of Lewisburg, Keith Bourne and Krista Gabbard, both of Liberty, Ind.; a stepgranddaughter, Michelle Carter of Liberty, Ind.; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Ada Turner of Richmond, Ind.; a brother, Lowell Sheets of Centerville, Ind.; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. John (Marilyn) Thomas of Camden.
Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 24, at the First United Presbyterian Church, Camden, with the Rev. William Walthour officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden. R.C. Nein and Sons Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements.

Ethel M. Hawley
Ethel M. Hawley, 88, formerly of Dewey Street, West Alexandria, died Thursday, Jan. 23, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind., after a short illness.
Born Feb. 8, 1908, she was the daughter of Daniel and Mary (Gaskill) Askins. She was a graduate of Ashland College, had taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Preble County years ago, and was also a substitute teacher in West Alexandria for many years. She was a member of the First Brethren Church, West Alexandria.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Hawley, in 1991.
Survivors include six sons, Kenneth Hawley, James and wife Barbara, David and wife Vicky, all of Eaton, Marvin and wife Mary of Detroit, Mich., Thomas Hawley of Farmersville, Warren and wife Dixie of West Alexandria.
Also surviving are five daughters, Mary Little and husband Elijah of Middletown, Shirley Carroll and husband Jim, Claudia Hurst and husband Phil, all of West Alexandria, Lova Overholtz and husband Leon of Glendale, Ariz., Kathryn Duncan and husband Thomas of Cloverdale, Ind.; 55 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Mato; two sons, Clifford Hawley and Robert Hawley; two brothers; and one sister.
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 27, at the First Brethren Church, with the Rev. David Oligee officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Swafford
Robert "Jeff" Swafford, 39, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, following an extended illness.
He was a 1975 graduate of Northmont High School, was retired from the City of Dayton where he worked as a heavy equipment operator, and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy J. (Smith) Swafford; mother, Peggy S. (Ledbetter) Davis of Lewisburg; a son, Robert J. Swafford of Lewisburg; stepsons, Jason A. and Michael A. Byers, both of Englewood; sisters and brothers-in-law, Belinda S. Scott of Laura, Patsy A. and Daniel Frazier of North Vernon, Ind., Sandra K. and Terry O'Dell of Lewisburg; one grandson, Brandon Michael Swafford of Lewisburg; mother- and father-in-law, John D. and Mary Lou (Riggs) Smith of Trotwood; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Swafford.
Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 24, at Kindred-Barnes Funeral Home, Englewood, with the Rev. Jason Norman officiating. Burial was in Royal Oak Memorial Gardens, Brookville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton or to the National Lupus Foundation.

Charles T. Worley
Charles T. Worley, 95, of 8545 Somers Road, Camden, died Friday, Jan. 24, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
Born Dec. 3, 1901, in Scott County, Va., he was the son of Lonnie M. and Lillie (Baker) Worley. He was a Preble County farmer for 75 years. Mr. Worley was a member of the Camden Masonic Lodge #159; Preble County 32 Club, Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio Chapter 22; Grand Council Royal and Select Masons of Ohio past illustrious master Preble Council #135; Middletown Commandery #71 Knights Templar; Antioch Temple AAONMS of Dayton; and Eastern Star Camden Chapter #443.
He married Lannie M. Katron on Aug. 27, 1921, in Bristol, Tenn., and she preceded him in death Sept. 3, 1967.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Kathryn Worley of Eaton, Robert and Zella Worley of Gratis, Ralph Worley of Jacksonville, Fla., and Lonnie Worley of Camden; one daughter, Betty Worley of Camden; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren; and one sister, Margaret Pullen of Bristol, Tenn.
He was also preceded in death by brothers, Zeb Worley, Isaac Worley, Scott Worley, James Worley, Nathan Worley and Ernest Worley.
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 27, at R.C. Nein and Sons Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. Greg Jackson officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.

Mary E. Palmer
Mary E. Palmer, 52, of West Alexandria, died Saturday, Jan. 25, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton.
Born July 21, 1944, in Jackson County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Willis and Nancy (Malicote) Shearer, and had lived in Preble County since 1977. She was a 1962 graduate of Lebanon High School, received practical nurse's training at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, and was a secretary at Stearns Food Filters in Camden. She was a member of the United Brethren Church at the Otterbein Home, Lebanon, and the Preble County Women's Relief Corps.
Survivors include her husband, Davy L. Palmer; a daughter and son-in-law, Davie Lee and Rodney V. Cloyd of Hillsdale, Mich.; a granddaughter, Joy Elizabeth Cloyd of Canton, N.C., sisters, Floene Biedenkopf of Mason and Naomi Campbell of Columbus; two nieces and five nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Boyd W. Shearer; and two grandsons, Rodney V. Cloyd Jr. and Brett Rodney Cloyd.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral, Eaton, with the Rev. Dave Hill officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home two hours prior to services. Burial will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Margaret R. Sauer
Margaret Ruth Sauer, 80, of U.S. 35 East, West Alexandria, died Saturday, Jan. 25, at Hospice of Dayton.
Born May 20, 1916, in Millersburg, Ohio, she was the daughter of William and Lillie May (Hayward) Budd. She was a business school graduate and a housewife. She was a former member of Alpha Kappa Sorority in West Alexandria; and a member of St. John United Church of Christ in West Alexandria
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Sauer, on Jan. 20.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Emily and Frank Scott of Kettering and Kathy and John Benavides of Perrysburg, Ohio; one son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Carol Sauer of Janesville, Wis.; three grandchildren, Emily Marie Benavides of Perrysburg, Scott and Brian Sauer, both of Janesville, Wis.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John United Church of Christ, 20 E. South St., West Alexandria, Ohio 45381, or to Hospice of Dayton, P.O. Box 3509, Dayton, Ohio 45401.

John W. Brubaker
John W. Brubaker, 72, of 2323 Halderman Road, West Alexandria, died Monday, Jan. 27, at his home.
Born Nov. 22, 1924, in Preble County, he was the son of Alfred J. and Mary (Ozias) Brubaker. He was a lifelong farmer.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Dorothy (Deaton) Brubaker; four sons and daughters-in-law, Gayle and Marva Brubaker of New Carlisle, Roger and Nancy Brubaker, Calvin and Deb Brubaker, all of West Alexandria, Keith and Arlene Brubaker of Eaton; one daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Paul Oyler of Eaton; 19 grandchildren; three brothers, Arthur Brubaker and Marcus Brubaker, both of West Alexandria, and Christian Brubaker of Eaton; and one sister, Agnes Hinkle of West Alexandria.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Jared Oyler; and a sister, Marianna Brubaker.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Upper Twin Old German Baptist Church on Halderman Road, West Alexandria, with The Home Brethren and Lester Flory officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria.
Friends may call at the Brubaker home, 2323 Halderman Road, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 2-9 p.m. The prayer service will take place at the Brubaker home at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth N. Harry
Ruth N. Harry, 88, formerly of Brookville, died Sunday, Jan. 26, in Phillipsburg after an extended illness.
Born Sept. 22, 1908, in Montgomery County, she was the daughter of Albert and Alice (Stoner) Steck. She was 4-H leader in the area for 25 years, and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Brookville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Harry, in 1975.
Survivors include four daughters, Carolyn K. Studebaker and husband Bruce of West Alexandria, Alice J. Blosser and husband Tom of New Lebanon, Lynn L. Peters and husband Jerry of Brookville, and Diane S. Harry of Columbus; a son and daughter-in-law, David H. and Norita Harry of Waverly, Iowa; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mary Stoner of Trotwood; and a loving caregiver, Charlene Ernst of Phillipsburg.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Ethel Swadner.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Brookville, with the Rev. Owen Williams officiating. Friends may call at the church from one hour prior to services on Sunday. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Brookville, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Warren H. Markey
Warren H. Markey, 85, formerly of Anthony Road, Farmersville, died Monday, Jan. 27, at Cottingham Retirement Home in Sharonville.
Born Aug. 9, 1911, in Clay Township, he was the son of Leedy and Florence (Eby) Markey. He was a 1929 graduate of Farmersville High School, a lifelong farmer and a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
Survivors include two nephews, Donald Markey of Clermont, Fla., and Stanley Markey of Lynchburg, Ohio; and one niece, Jane Carol Blue of Paducah, Ky.
Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 31, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Dr. James Altenbaumer officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria.

Edith V. Duke
Edith V. Duke, 90, of Ohio 122 West, Eaton, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Heartland of Eaton.
Born Dec. 12, 1906, in Preble County, she was the daughter of Grant and Bertha (Beam) Larsh. She was a 1924 graduate of Jackson High School and had attended Earlham College in Richmond, Ind. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Eaton and an honorary member of Omicron Sigma Sorority.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Leonard L. Duke; a son, Dr. Tom Duke of St. Paul, Minn.; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Nelson Hardin of Eaton; granddaughters, Jone D. Rauschenbach, Carol A. Perry, Julia E. Wood, Karen E. Duke and Laura Duke; great-grandchildren, Joel and Jay Rauschenbach, Madison and Mark Wood.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Delbert T. Larsh, in 1990, and Herbert Alvin Larsh, in 1957; and two sisters, Gladys McCoy Kain and Freda Kunz, both in 1975.
Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 31, at Grace Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Brian and the Rev. Suzanne Dillahunt officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church.

Esther L. Dearth
Esther L. (McDivitt) Dearth, 75, of 247 Old Brownsville Road, Liberty, Ind., died Thursday, Jan. 23, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.
Born Nov. 14, 1921, in Campbellstown, she was the daughter of Emmitt and Mary (Parks) McDivitt. She had lived in Liberty for 49 years, and in Kitchel previous to that. She graduated from Kitchel High School in 1939, and worked at Ford Electronics and Refrigeration in Connersville for 30 years, retiring in 1985.
Survivors include her husband, Donald E. Dearth Sr., whom she married Aug. 17, 1945; three sons, Donald E. Dearth Jr. of Connersville, Ind., Dale E. Dearth and Danny E. Dearth, both of Liberty, Ind.; one daughter, Deborah E. Matix of Lewis Center, Ohio; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are four brothers, Virgil McDivitt of Fountain City, Ind., Everett McDivitt of Eaton, Paul McDivitt of Glenwood, Ind., and Keith McDivitt of Pershing, Ind.; six sisters, Hazel Daffler of Liberty, Ind., Mabel Sandlin of Camden, Mary Lou Cavins of Colorado Springs, Colo., Ruth Ann Loy of Dade City, Fla., Barbara Shelly of New Paris and Ruby Hackenbracht of Eaton; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers.
Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 26, at Showalter-Blackwell, Baker-Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, Ind., followed by burial in Glen Haven Memorial Garden, Boston, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

E. Louise Myers
E. Louise Myers, 88, of East Oak Street, West Alexandria, died Thursday, Jan. 30, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.
Born Aug. 4, 1909, in Montgomery County, she was the daughter of Herbert and Bessie (Rust) Gilbert.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Paul Myers; a son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Maggie Myers of Blue Eye, Mo.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Aubrey Cooper of Aberdeen, Md., Dona and Art Geeting of New Lebanon, and Joyce and Dan Deeter of West Alexandria; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by five sisters, Ruth Hensley, Rachael Mowen, Helen Dimibath, Mabel Barrere and Mary Esther Gilbert; and two brothers, Robert Gilbert and Paul Gilbert.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 3, at the Church of the Nazarene, Eaton, with the Rev. Harold Horton officiating. Burial was in Trissel Cemetery, New Lebanon. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.

Doris V. Grobe
Doris V. Grobe, 93, of 401 N. Main St., West Manchester, died Thursday, Jan. 30, at Gade Nursing Center in Greenville after an extended illness.
Born Oct. 19, 1903, in North Baltimore, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Nina (Harman) Reese, and had lived in Preble County since 1937. She was a member of Twin Creek Chapel United Methodist Church, West Manchester.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lewis Wooton, in 1956; her second husband, Arthur Grobe, in 1993; a sister, Virginia Keith; a brother; and a great-grandson, Joshua Wilson.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Betty Spiegel of Benton, Ariz.; a stepson, Harold Wooton of Elizabeth City, N.C.; a foster daughter, Rosie Lipscomb of Bowman, S.C.; a foster son, Fred Gillum of Lenoir, N.C.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Alice Mulholland of North Baltimore, Ohio; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 3, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Michael Chapel, West Manchester, with the Rev. Fred C. Isch officiating. Burial was in Twin Creek Chapel Cemetery, West Manchester.

Samuel D. Groves
Samuel Douglas Groves, 73, of Puyallup, Wash., died Thursday, Jan. 23.
Born May 11, 1923, in Seven Mile, he was the son of Samuel L. and Edith (Root) Groves. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, was a truck driver, was owner and operator of Groves' Oil Distributing Co., and had worked for Snyder and Son Oil Distributors in Sumner, Wash. He retired in 1985.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Sue Groves; a son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Becky Groves of Graham, Wash.; a daughter and son-in-law, Constance and Randy Osborn of Camden; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Betty Groves of Camden, and Herbert and Peggy Groves of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; three sisters and brother-in-law, Freda and Kenny Stephen, and May Sams, all of Camden, and Ruth Stevens of Oxford; and five grandchildren.
Memorial services were Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Hill Funeral Home Chapel, Puyallup, Wash., with the Rev. Mark Heimlich officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Puyallup.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 120 Tacoma Ave. North, Tacoma, Wash. 98403, or to the American Cancer Society, 1551 Broadway, Suite #200, Tacoma, Wash. 98402.

Emma L. Shumate-Harney
Emma L. Shumate-Harney, 89, of Kettering died Sunday, Jan. 26, at Kettering Memorial Hospital.
Born Dec. 16, 1907, in Fleming County, Ky., she was the daughter of T. Hadin and Bertha Shumate.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Goebel Harney, in 1982; and sons, Herman Harney, in 1987, and Tom Harney, in 1994.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Wanda Harney of New Paris; eight grandchildren, including Cindy Benson of New Paris and Debbie Letner of Eaton; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Vada Kerns of Kentucky; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 30, at Schlientz and Moore Funeral Home, Dayton, followed by burial in Memorial Park.

Helen L. Petry
Helen L. Petry, 80, of 6756 Crawfordsville-Campbellstown Road, Eaton, died Saturday, Feb. 1, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
A native and lifelong resident of Preble County, she was born Oct. 10, 1916, the daughter of the late John M. and Agnes (McBride) Watts. She was a 1938 graduate of Earlham College, Richmond, Ind., taught school at Palestine, Ohio, in 1938, 1939 and 1940, and later taught at Jackson Township High School. She retired from the alteration department at JCPenney after 25 years.
She was a member of the Campbellstown United Church of Christ, past president of International RSES Auxiliary, a 4-H leader for 30 years, and a member of Preble County Farm Bureau Council 14.
Survivors include her husband, Willis E. Petry, whom she married June 2, 1940; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald B. and Diana Petry of Riverside, Kendal A. and Ann Petry of Hilliard, and John M. and Cheryl Petry of Kettering; six grandchildren, Todd, Shawn, Aimee, Leanna, John C. and Allison Petry; and nieces.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul N. Watts.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Campbellstown United Church of Christ, with the Rev. James C. Sizelove officiating. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris.
Memorial contributions may be made to Campbellstown United Church of Christ or to Adult Day Care Center of Richmond, 2727 E. Main St., Richmond, Ind. 47374, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Carl A. Cass
Carl Allen Cass, 59, formerly of Camden, died unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 31, in Bradenton, Fla., where he had resided since 1983.
He was born Feb. 24, 1937, in Camden, where he was raised. He had worked at NCR in Dayton for 16 years, and also at H.A. Jones in Dayton. After moving to Florida, he was employed at Alcan Products in Bradenton.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Cass; his mother, Kathryn Cass of Eaton; two daughters, Pamela Cass-Feix and Sondra Cass-Walton, both of Eaton; one son, Steven Cass-Walton of Eaton; three stepchildren, David Menser, Ronda Benson and Paul Menser, all of Clearwater, Fla.; two brothers, Darrell "Buddy" Cass of Lafayette, Colo., and William Cass of Eaton; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; many aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, William L. Cass; a daughter, Mary Kay Kay Cass; and a son, Randy "Scott" Cass.
At his request, no memorial services were held.

Nellie L. Carter
Nellie L. Carter, 99, of 1488 Ohio 732, Eaton, died Friday, Jan. 31, at her home.
Born Jan. 31, 1898, in Hamilton, she was the daughter of Francis V. and Elizabeth A. (Hoel) Bennett. She was a member of Disciples Christian Church of Hamilton from 1908 to 1986. She lived in Hamilton for 72 years before moving to Camden in 1970, and had lived at Heartland of Eaton for five years before going to live with her adopted children, Mack and Victoria Caudill, on Dec. 18, 1996.
She married Edgar H. Carter Aug. 24, 1916, and he preceded her in death on July 29, 1944.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews; cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Hoel and Nancy and Glenn Hoel; and adopted children, Mack and Victoria Caudill.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 3, at R.C. Nein and Sons Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. Jackie Marshall officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Disciples Christian Church, 3401 Hamilton-Mason Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45011.

Iris B. Burton
Iris Birdeen Burton, 80, formerly of East North Street, West Manchester, died Sunday, Feb. 2, at The Brethren's Home in Greenville.
Born Nov. 18, 1916, in Darke County, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Myrtle (Riffle) Burton. She was a retired clerk from the H.L. Green Co., was a member of the West Manchester United Church of Christ and the Women's Church Fellowship.
Survivors include one nephew, Terry Lee Burton of Rising Sun, Ind.; cousins; and three great-nieces.
A brother, Keith E. Burton, is deceased.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Michael Chapel, West Manchester, with the Rev. David A. Ireton officiating. Burial will be in Greenmound Cemetery, New Madison. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services on Wednesday.


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