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Miscellaneous Preble County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

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Frank Brumbaugh

Frank Brumbaugh, 80, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Friday, Jan. 23.

He was the son of the late Harvey and Ethel (Stockslager) Brumbaugh.

Survivors include six children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and cousins. He was the nephew of Sylvia Herbst of Eaton and Roy Stockslager of New Lebanon.

Harold E. Emrick

Harold Eugene "Gene" Emrick, 63, of Dayton, died Thursday, Jan. 29, at Hospice of Dayton.

Born Nov. 18, 1934, in Farmersville, he was the son of Chester and Laura (Gunckle) Emrick. He had been employed by Buckeye Potato Chips and Trotwood Lanes for 27 years.

Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Dorothy E. (Townsend) Emrick; stepdaughters and husbands, Barbara and Mike Finfrock, Brenda and Bob Bauer, all of Dayton, Bev and Mike McNeal of New Lebanon; stepsons and wives, Charles and Debora Caskey of Union, Jerry and Jewell Caskey of Moraine, Terry and Tonya Caskey of Dayton; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are sisters and brothers-in-law, Louise L. Emrick of Trotwood, Louella L. Emrick of Dayton, Dorothy and Edward Zunda of Wallingford, Conn., Ethel and Emerson Gilbert of Germantown, Rena and Jerry Coate of Pleasant Hill; brothers and sister-in-law, Everett L. Emrick of Chillicothe, William and Ila Jo Emrick of Farmersville; brothers-in-law and spouse, John and Marilyn Townsend, and Myron Townsend, all of Dayton; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert S. Raymond B., Norman L. and Kenneth Emrick; and a brother-in-law, Harry Townsend.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 31, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor L.O. Prosser officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria. 

George W. Eby

George W. Eby, 76, of South Preble County Line Road, West Alexandria, died unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 29, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Born April 25, 1921, in Lanier Township (Preble County), he was the son of Clarence and Nellie (Foutz) Eby. He was a 1940 graduate of Lanier High School and a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II. He was a member of the West Alexandria American Legion and St. John's Lutheran Church at Ingomar.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Cleo N. (Wesson) Eby; three sons, Robert W. Shafer, William R. Shafer and George W. Eby, all of West Alexandria; two daughters, Suzanne Zimmerman of St. Simons Island, Ga., and Marianna Eby Gunsalus of Eaton; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; three brothers, Oren Eby of Eaton, Daniel Eby of Farmersville and Joseph Eby of New Lebanon; and one sister, Susie Suggs of West Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by a brother, David Eby, in 1977.

Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 1, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Mike Millum officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the West Alexandria Emergency Squad.

John R. Long

John R. Long, 66, of North Maple Street, Eldorado, died Saturday morning, Jan. 31, at Lebanon Health Care Center in Lebanon after an extended illness.

Born April 30, 1931, in Collinsville, Ill., he was the son of Melvin O. and Arita J. (DePaoli) Long. He was a Korean War veteran, having served with the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired from Hoosier Container in Richmond, Ind.

Mr. Long was a former member of the Eldorado Fire Department and Eldorado Village Council. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in New Paris; past grand knight of the Knights of Columbus, Marion Council #3754 of Dayton; and the West Manchester American legion.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Joan A. (Gnaedinger) Long; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Teresa Long of West Manchester, a daughter, Diana Long of Eldorado; two grandchildren, Samuel and Elisabeth Long, both of West Manchester; two sisters, Jeannie Miller and Edna Zobrist, both of Highland, Ill.; two brothers, Anthony Long of Chicago, Ill., and Melvin Long of Highland, Ill.; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Emma Sego and Deloras Long.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at St. John's Catholic Church in New Paris, with the Rev. Thomas Fitzsimmons officiating. Burial will be in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria. Bussard-Barnes-Vaniman Funeral Home-Eldorado Chapel, 311 N. Main St., is in charge of arrangements. The Knights of Columbus conducted services Tuesday evening following visitation. 

Dorothy M. Lesh

Dorothy M. Lesh, 78, of Englewood, formerly of West Alexandria, died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 31.

Born Aug. 22, 1919, in Perry Township (Montgomery County), she was the daughter of the late Homer F. and Carrie A. (Holp) Dafler. She had worked for Rike-Kumler Department Store for 12 years, and was a member of the Brookville Church of the Brethren.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Orville E. Lesh; a son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Estell Lesh of Trotwood; a sister, Shirley Flory of Macon, Ga.; a niece, Linda Farris; and a great-niece, Laura Farris of Macon, Ga.

She was preceded in death by a son, Larry L. Lesh, in 1975.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, 3377 U.S. 35, West Alexandria, with Pastor Jack Little officiating. Burial will be in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Flora Sudwischer

Flora Sudwischer, 81, of Ohio 122 South, West Alexandria, formerly of Trenton, died Monday, Feb. 2, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.

Born Aug. 13, 1916, in Xenia, she was the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Shaw) Ireton. She retired from Blumberg & Cohen Metals in Middletown. Mrs. Sudwischer was a member of the Ingomar Mothers' Club and Salem Lutheran Church in West Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1981.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Ed Lockhart, Ann and Jerry Cooper, all of West Alexandria; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Sudwischer of Seven Mile; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Also deceased are two sons, John "Fritz" Sudwischer and Karl Sudwischer; and two sisters, Mary Allen and Dorothy Fletcher.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Lutheran Church, to the Alzheimer's Association or to the American Heart Association. 

Ruth Armstead

Ruth Armstead, 69, of Eaton, died Monday, Feb. 2, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.

Born Dec. 28, 1928, in Hamilton, she was the daughter of the late John and Marie (Webb) Nilles. She was active in the Preble County Council on Aging.

Her husband, Jack Armstead, died in 1983. A brother, Calvin Nilles, is also deceased.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Denis and Susan Armstead of Eaton; three daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Thomas Marshall, Amy and Joseph Shiplett, all of Eaton, Mary and Jeffrey Hancock of Centerville, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; one sister, Fern Smith of Harrison, Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton, with the Rev. Richard E. Van Tine officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, 226 W. Main St., Eaton.

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

Nelson B. Witt

Nelson B. Witt, 74, of Dayton, died Monday, Feb. 2, at Harborside Healthcare Center in New Lebanon.

Born Nov. 30, 1923, in Richmond, Ky., he was the son of the late Elvin and Amanda (Cox) Witt. An electrician with the Riverside Electric Co. for nine years, he retired in 1977.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Pauline (Eversole) Witt; children and their spouses, Donald and Betty Witt of Lebanon, Mike and Lottie Witt, Joan and Ken Porter, all of Dayton, Gary and Lisa Witt of New Lebanon; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are brothers, Clelly Witt of Richmond, Ky., Morris Witt of Middletown and Gene Witt of Winchester, Ky.; sisters, Adabelle Horn of Richmond, Ky., Florine Isaccs of Richmond, Ky., and Minnie Bentley of Franklin.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Gordon Witt.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, 3377 U.S. 35, West Alexandria, with the Rev. James Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery, Brookville. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the chapel.

George Scott Jr.

George Scott Jr., 76, of Greenwood, Ind., died Monday, Feb. 2, in Indianapolis.

Born Aug. 24, 1921, in Indianapolis, Ind., he was the son of George Scott Sr. and Josephine (Callaway) Hampton. He was a supervisor of small parts with Diamond Chain in Indianapolis for 43 years, retiring in April 1983. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Smith Valley United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jean (Mitchell) Scott, whom he married on Nov. 22, 1951; a daughter, Anna Jo Condon of Trafalgar; a son, David Wilkerson of Greenwood, Ind.; a sister, Joann Boerner of Eaton; a brother, Lloyd Scott of Hudson, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 5, at G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Chapel in Indiana, followed by burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in White River Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to Smith Valley United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Una A. McFarland

Una Agnes McFarland, 99, of Eaton, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 3, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.

Born Sept. 16, 1898, in Fort Recovery, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late August C. and Mary M. Ellis. She retired as a cook from the food service department of the Pontiac, Mich., public schools, and moved to Eaton in 1969.

Survivors include a son, William Miles MacAbee of Brownsburg, Ind.; a daughter, Vivian Corbett of Allen Park, Mich.; eight grandchildren including Jenny Campbell-Roux of Lewisburg; 16 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester L. McFarland, in 1973; a daughter, Patricia Dove Campbell, in 1991; a son, Leonard MacAbee, in 1975; four sisters, Jenny, Dove, Dollie and Irene; and one brother.

Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 6, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association-Preble County Unit. 

Dennis E. Hoke

Dennis E. Hoke, 42, of West Main Street, New Paris, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 3, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

Born March 7, 1955, in Dayton, he was a 1973 graduate of National Trail High School, and served with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1976 to 1979. He was a salesman for Eaton Supply Company since 1979. Mr. Hoke was a past member of the C.R. Coblentz Board of Education from 1993 to 1997, a member and past president of the National Trail Boosters Club, and a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church of New Paris.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Kim (Mowry) Hoke; two sons, Chad and Jason Hoke, both of New Paris; a daughter, Samantha Hoke of New Paris; his parents, Franklin and Shirley (Lee) Hoke of Eldorado; grandfathers, Floyd Lee of New Paris and Cleo Hoke of Arcanum.

Also surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Terri Hoke of Covington, Ohio; father- and mother-in-law, Dale and Sondra Mowry of Eldorado; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Doug and Kim Mowry of Eaton; a sister-in-law, Vicki Mowry of Eldorado; three nieces and one nephew.

Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 6, at the First Baptist Church in New Paris, with the Rev. John Allen and the Rev. Reggie Osborne officiating. Burial was in Wares Chapel Cemetery in Monroe Township. Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Trail Boosters Club. 

Diane T. Kirkpatrick

Diane Theresa (Cope) Kirkpatrick, 35, of Camden, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 4, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

She was born Feb. 21, 1961, in San Bernardino, Calif. She graduated from Preble Shawnee High School in 1980, where she had many accomplishments including FHA officer, Fair Queen representative, Miss Ohio FHA representative, convention delegate, district and state rallies, Pep Club, choir, county banquet, Award of Merit, Recognition Skills, Science Fair, elementary aide, French Club, Debate Club, Drama Club, school plays, FTA and "Who's Who Among American Students."

Survivors include her husband, David Kirkpatrick, whom she married Feb. 21, 1981; a daughter, Stephanie Diane Kirkpatrick of Camden; her parents, Mickey and Marilyn (Levangie) Cope of Richmond, Va.; three sisters, Barbara (Brian) Karns of Eaton, Joyce Cope of Richmond, Ind., Virginia and Kelley (Andrew) Thacker of New Lebanon; one brother, Mickey (Krista) Cope Jr. of Richmond, Va.

His father- and mother-in-law, Butch and Evelyn Kearby of Kettering; a sister-in-law, Judy (Charlie) Bush of Germantown; brother-in-law, Jim (Vicki) Kirkpatrick of Carlisle; nieces and nephews, Victoria Diane Cope, Megan Lee and Kristina Marilyn Karns, Andrew Chester, Brent Edward Cash and Morgan Elizabeth Thacker, Mickey Eugene Cope III, Jeremy Dale, Chad Ryan Kirkpatrick, Jason Brian, Justin Wayne and Jessica Ann Bush.

Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, Feb. 7, at Visitation Catholic Church, Eaton, with Father J. Thomas Fitzsimmons officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden. R.C. Nein & Sons-Limber Funeral Home/Willard Moss Jr. Memorial Chapel, Camden, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials and other correspondence are suggested to David and Stephanie Kirkpatrick, 85 N. Second St., Camden, Ohio 45311.

Conley W. Wright

Conley W. Wright, 85, of West Manchester, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Heartland of Eaton.

Born Feb. 22, 1912, in Washington Township (Preble County), he was the son of the late Mathew and Mary (Francisco) Wright. He was a farmer and retired in 1971 from General Motors, Frigidaire Division, after 30 years in the maintenance department.

Mr. Conley, known as "Kid" Wright, was a professional welterweight boxer, based in Richmond, Ind., from 1928-1937. He appeared in over 100 fights.

Survivors include his wife, Lois L. (House) Wright, whom he married June 14, 1942; a daughter, Jean Goertemiller of Trotwood; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dale E. and Shirley Kay Wright of West Manchester, Donald L. and Carolyn Wright of Salem, W. Va.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Bob Wright of Harrisburg, Va.; three sisters, Nora Berman of Richmond, Ind., Mary Stover and Bea Montgomery, both of Eaton; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Scott Wright; five brothers, Vern, Jim, Archie, Orville and Wilbur "Mike" Wright; and two sisters, Juanita Beasley and Kathryn McCord.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 7, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Michael Chapel, West Manchester, with the Rev. Raymond E. Rothwell officiating. Burial was in Wares Chapel Cemetery, West Manchester.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis St., Middletown, Ohio 45044. 

Charlotte H. Eikenberry

Charlotte H. Eikenberry, 81, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 4, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Born March 23, 1916, in Clayton (Montgomery County), she was the daughter of Henry A. and Zelpha (Rasor) Baker. She had lived in the Lewisburg area most of her life. Mrs. Eikenberry was a member of the Potsdam Church of the Brethren, Potsdam, Ohio, and the American Legion Auxiliary of Lewisburg.

Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Ronald L. Cahill of Dayton, John P. and Judy Cahill of Eaton; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda L. and Robert A. Enoch Jr. of Alexandria, Va.; a stepdaughter, Dianna Parris of Hollansburg.

Also surviving are five grandchildren, Maria Adams, John E. Cahill, Curtis A. Cahill, Martin R. Enoch and Romaine Cahill; three step-grandchildren, Jodi Gray, Matthew Parris and Shawna Parris; one great-great-grandchild, John W. Adams; and two step-great-grandchildren, Austin Gray and Garrett Gray.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward J. Cahill in March 1977; her second husband, Ray E. Eikenberry, in October 1997; brothers, Emerson Baker, Harold A. Baker and Virgil Baker; and sisters, Catherine Shiverdecker, Ralphretta Naum and Ruth Baker.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Potsdam Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Robert Kurtz officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg. Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit.

Reva I. Stapleton

Reva Imogene Stapleton, 64, of Camden, died Thursday, Feb. 5, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

Born Aug. 8, 1933, in Middletown, she was the daughter of Ernest and Margaret Henry. She was a member of Somerville Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include her husband, William R. Stapleton Sr., whom she married March 27, 1950; three sons and daughters-in-law, William R. and Nellie Stapleton, Gregory P. and Norma Jean Stapleton, Dan W. and Susan Stapleton, all of Camden; four brothers, Wallace Henry of Marion, N.C., Ernest Henry Jr. of Erving, Ky., Leroy Henry of Middletown and Edmund Henry of Waynesville.

Also surviving are three sisters, Fern Miller of Middletown, Etta Belle Bailey of Eaton, Wanda Bowling and Bessie Barnett, both of Middletown; five grandchildren, William S. (Becky) Stapleton, Dustin P. Stapleton, Sharon L. Stapleton, Christina M. Stapleton and Dan W. Stapleton Jr.; and one great-grandchild, Ciera Ray Floyd.

Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 9, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Limber Funeral Home/Willard Moss Jr. Memorial Chapel, Camden, with Pastor Riley Parker officiating. Burial was in Hickory Flats Cemetery, Overpeck, Ohio. 

John A. Diggs

John A. Diggs, 84, of New Paris, died Thursday evening, Feb. 5, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

Born Aug. 15, 1913, in Richmond, Ind., he was the son of Clarence E. and Donna B. (Fletcher) Diggs. He retired in 1976 from State Line Truck Stop as third shift manager. Prior to that, he was owner and manager of John's Super Value Grocery of New Paris. He was a former New Paris mayor and village council member for 12 years.

Mr. Diggs was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in New Paris, Masonic Lodge #106 of New Paris, Kiwanis Club of New Paris, where he was past president, past secretary and past lieutenant governor of the Third District.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian E. Diggs, in 1985; two sisters, Doris Irene Moss, in 1970, and Laverne DeBoo, in 1963; and one brother, Melvin E. Diggs, in 1990.

Survivors include one sister, Julia E. Noe of New Paris; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 9, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, with Dr. William P. Anderson officiating. Burial was in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris. Masonic services were conducted Sunday evening following visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northwest Fire &/or Emergency Squad, or to the First Presbyterian Church of New Paris. 

Ada J. Burdette

Ada Johnson Burdette, 76, of Newton Grove, N.C., and formerly of New Paris, died Friday, Feb. 6, at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro, N.C.

She was born Oct. 24, 1921, in Randolph County, Ind., and was the daughter of Cyrus and Clara (Climber) Johnson. She retired in 1979 from Dana Corporation in Richmond, Ind., and moved to North Carolina in 1996.

Survivors include her husband, Stanley Burdette; a son, Gary Burdette of Fairfield, Ohio; a daughter, Lora Lehman of Newton Grove, N.C.; sisters, Sarah Welge of Butler, Ill., and Edith Guthrie of Muncie, Ind.; a brother, Phillip Johnson of Lynn, Ind.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, 109 W. Main St., followed by burial in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris. The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society-Preble County Unit, P.O. Box 203, Eaton, Ohio 45320.

Troy Gross

Troy Gross, 91, of Camden died Sunday evening, Feb. 8, in Oxford.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Nora (Boggs) Gross; a daughter, Wilma J. (Phil) Price of Montgomery, Ala., a son, Roger (Kathy) Gross of Monroe, Ohio; a granddaughter, Karen Fae Hendrickson of Conway, Ark.; a stepdaughter, Juanita (Farmer) Scott of Somerville; stepsons, Spencer (Phyllis) Combs of Huber Heights, Roy (Georganne) Combs of New Lebanon and Ray (Pat) Combs of Lewisburg; and 13 step-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Rogers Funeral Home, New Lebanon, with the Rev. Ed Pennington and the Rev. James Parrott officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. 

Monroe A. Duffie

Monroe A. Duffie, 83, of Belleville, Mich., formerly of West Alexandria, died Saturday, Feb. 7, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Born Sept. 2, 1914, in Shelby, Ohio, he was the son of Blake and Sarah (Beach) Duffie. He had served in the ministry, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Ypsilanti, Mich.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley E. (Lesher) Duffie; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Ronald Baessler of Gary, Ind., Brenda K. and William Woodworth of Belleville, Mich.; sons and daughters-in-law, Edward M. and Anna Lee Duffie of Camden, Timothy A. and Judy Duffie of Fairfield, Ohio, Russell Duffie of Brookville and Mark Duffie of Traverse City, Mich.; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Foxvog of Sarasota, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Margaret I. Duffie.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at David C. Brown Funeral Home, Belleville, Mich., with the Rev. T. Reynolds Hall officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Belleville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Christian Academy Elementary School.

Cynthia S. Bradley

Cynthia S. Bradley, 41, of West Alexandria, died Monday, Feb. 9, at Middletown Regional Hospital in Middletown following a lengthy illness.

Born Sept. 15, 1956, in Japan, she was the daughter of the late Raleigh and Ruth (Carlson) Hunt. She had worked three years in the TASC Program of the Preble County Courts; served 12 years on the West Alexandria EMS, where she was assistant chief for two years; and volunteered as a Girl Scout leader for seven years. She was a member of the First Brethren Church of West Alexandria.

Survivors include her husband, Russell F. Bradley, whom she married Feb. 1, 1975; a son, Jeremiah W. Bradley and his special friend, Georgia Painter of Eaton; a daughter, Kimberly E. Bradley and her special friend, Ty Grant of West Alexandria; a grandson, Tyler Bradley Grant.

Also surviving are sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Claude Keyworth of Rapid City, S.D., Shelley and Dennis Maliskie of Spearfish, S.D., Rose and Jon Anderson of Richmond, Ind.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Mary Hunt, Paul and Cindy Hunt, all of Rapid City, S.D.; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Angel Nicole Bradley Grant.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at the First Brethren Church, 28 E. 3rd St., West Alexandria, with Pastor David Oligee officiating. Burial will be in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, 3377 U.S. 35, West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Brethren Church or to the West Alexandria EMS.


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