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Charles R. Brooks
Charles R. Brooks, 66, of Richmond, Ind., died Friday, Feb. 28, at his home.
Born Feb. 3, 1931, in Burrville, Tenn., he was the son of Charles S. and Dessie (Oxier) Brooks. He retired from NATCO in Richmond, was a member of Central Christian Church in Centerville, Ind., and was a veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Ginny (Delfino) Brooks; two sons, Rick and Mike Brooks, both of Richmond, Ind.; daughters, Nicki Combs of Muncie, Ind., and Vicki Brooks of Toledo; and one brother, Douglas Brooks of North Webster, Ind.
Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Lila R. Christner
Lila R. Christner, 45, of Baltimore, Md., formerly of West Alexandria, died Friday Feb. 28.
She was born July 13, 1951, in Wise, Va. She had attended Dixie High School in New Lebanon.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Tonia and Mason Folven of Mukilteo, Wash.; one son, David Shane Judd of Dayton; two grandchildren; her parents, Bernard and Lela Kilgore of West Alexandria; one sister, Madelyn Russman of Denver, Colo.; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by a brother, David Arthur Kilgore, in 1971.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 4, at George C. Martin Funeral Home, Dayton, with Pastors Tim and Norm Livingston officiating. Burial was in Arlington Cemetery, Brookville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Greenview Calvary Tabernacle Building Fund, 8010 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio 45415.

Phyllis A. Glenn
Phyllis A. Glenn, 65, of 988 Swishers Mill Road, West Manchester, died Monday, March 3, at Hospice House in Fort Myers, Fla., after an extended illness.
Born Feb. 22, 1932, in Dayton, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Mary (Gregg) Arndts, and had lived in Preble County since 1954.
Survivors include her husband, James L. Glenn Sr.; one son, James L. Glenn Jr. of West Manchester; one daughter, Karen Landis of North Fort Myers, Fla.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are four sisters, Shirley Herzog of Sandy Valley, Nev., Doris Brucker of Arcadia, Fla., Alice Herzog and Elizabeth Arnold, both of Dayton; one brother, Robert Arndts of Cleveland, Tenn.; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Boyd Glenn; a daughter, Sandra Lee Glenn; a granddaughter, Jennifer Glenn; and eight brothers.
Funeral services were Friday, March 7, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Michael Chapel, West Manchester, with the Rev. Ralph J. Lawrence officiating. Burial was in Twin Creek Chapel Cemetery, West Manchester. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, Fla. 33908.

Margaret R. Arnold
Margaret R. Arnold, 71, of Eaton, died Tuesday, March 4, at Grandview Hospital in Dayton.
Born Feb. 2, 1926, in Marked Tree, Ark., she was the daughter of Lewis P. and Iva (Hogan) Roy. She was an active member of Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses in Eaton.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Charles L. Arnold; two sons, David E. Arnold and Randy M. Arnold, both of West Alexandria; one sister, Edith Ayers of Eaton; three brothers, James W. Roy and Jesse L. Roy, both of Doniphan, Mo., and Joel D. Roy of Kent, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were Saturday, March 8, at Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses, Eaton, with Brother Dale Swank officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria. Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses, Eaton.

Richard C. Smyer
Richard C. Smyer, 72, of 318 N. Main St., Lewisburg, died Wednesday, March 5, at his home.
Born March 4, 1925, in Phillipsburg, he was the son of Clifford R. and Bessie F. (Mathias) Smyer. He was a 1943 graduate of Lewisburg High School, was a school bus driver for many years at Lewisburg, and retired in 1978 from McCall's in Dayton after 28 years of service.
Mr. Smyer was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a life member of VFW Post 975 of Lewisburg, and attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewisburg.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Charlene (Tegtmeyer) Smyer; one son, Richard C. Smyer II of Lewisburg; one daughter, Lucinda K. Collins of Lewisburg; three brothers, Jim Smyer of Spring Hill, Fla., Jed Smyer of Lewisburg and Jack Smyer of Orange Park, Fla.; two sisters, Naundaus Weese of Solomon, Md., and LeJeana Hapner of West Manchester; three grandchildren, Nathan, Sherie and Daniel; and six great-grandchildren, Austin, Brandon, Tobby, Andrea, Kendra and Colyn.
He was preceded in death by a sister, LaDonna D. Bierly, in 1985; and a brother, Charles Smyer, in 1994.
Memorial services were Saturday, March 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lewisburg, with the Rev. James N. Lehman officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, P.O. Box 3509, Dayton, Ohio 45401-3509.

Laura E. Myers
Laura E. Myers, 83, formerly of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, March 5, at Heartland of Eaton, where she had been a resident for several years.
Her husband, Joseph A. Myers, died in April 1979.
Survivors include three sons, Karl and Leroy Myers, both of Eaton, and Harry Myers of Lewisburg.
Graveside services were Friday, March 7, at Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, with the Rev. George W. Pennington officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

William J. Buchholz
William J. Buchholz, 80, of West Alexandria, died Wednesday, March 5, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
Born Sept. 22, 1916, in Dayton, he was the son of Joseph Lawrence and Katharina (Hanislefeger) Buchholz. He had worked for Preble Shawnee Schools, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred A. Buchholz, in 1995; and a sister, Margaret Vanskots.
Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Kenneth W. Buchholz, Joseph A. and Karen S. Buchholz, all of West Alexandria; a half brother, Bob Hebler of Florida; sisters, Mildred Conners and Virginia Kuhns, both of Dayton; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 8, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Lowell T. Spencer officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis St., Middletown, Ohio 45044.

Charlotte P. Heeter
Charlotte P. Heeter, 82, of West Manchester, died Thursday, March 6, at her home.
Born Aug. 18, 1914, in Lewisburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Laura (Geeting) Laird, and had lived in Preble County all her life. She had worked as a clerk for the former Laird's Market in West Manchester, and was a member of West Manchester United Church of Christ.
Her husband, Fern D. Heeter, died July 28, 1976.
Survivors include three sisters, Eva Laird, Mildred Laird and Kathryn Michael, all of West Manchester; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Glenn H. Laird, Everett Laird, Roy "Dick" Laird and Herbert Laird.
Graveside services were Saturday, March 8, at Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, with the Rev. David A. Ireton and the Rev. Ned A. Michael officiating. There was no public calling. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Michael Chapel, West Manchester, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Manchester United Church of Christ.

Richard P. Gade
Richard P. Gade, 73, of Eaton, died Friday, March 7, at his home after an extended illness.
Born April 26, 1923, in Piqua, he was the son of the late Raymond and Lydia (Shirley) Gade, and had lived in Preble County since 1946. Mr. Gade started the Eaton Taxi Service in the 1940s, and was the owner of the former Gade Furniture Store and Gade Nursing Home. He attended the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis (Harris) Gade; three sons, Randy Gade of West Palm Beach, Fla., Richard E. Gade and Michael Gade, both of Eaton; six grandchildren; three sisters, Shirley Konze of San Antonio, Texas, Glenna Goodwin of Florida and Penny Haug of New Jersey; nieces and nephews.
A brother, Robert Gade, is deceased.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 11, at the First Baptist Church, Eaton, with the Rev. Fred Hill 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 First Baptist Church, 1320 N. Maple St., Eaton.

Jerry W. Boyes
Jerry W. Boyes, 62, of 11th Street, Richmond, Ind., died Friday, March 7, at his home.
Born April 14, 1934, in Madison, Wis., he was the son of the late Everett W. and Mary (Sumner) Boyes. He was owner of the Photo Copy Center in Richmond. He served with the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955.
Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, David A. and Angela Boyes, and Jeffrey L. Boyes, all of Richmond, Ind.; a daughter and son-in-law, Lori J. and Joseph Mullins of Madison, Wis.; a sister, Jean R. Kliment of Madison, Wis.; and 12 grandchildren, including Jerome S. Capps, whom he raised.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Boyes.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 11, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor Raymond Rothwell officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Herbert H. Herbst
Herbert H. Herbst, 94, formerly of Eaton-Lewisburg Road, Eaton, died Sunday, March 9, at Manor Care in Miamisburg.
Born Aug. 30, 1902, in Preble County, he was the son of John and Mary Elizabeth (Williams) Herbst. He had lived in Preble County most of his life, was a retired farmer and former owner of Acton's Meat Market. He was a member of the Preble County Farm Bureau.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Sylvia (Stockslager) Herbst; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Jane and Alan Thomas of St. Paul, Minn.; a sister, Marguerite Sanders of Eaton; a grandson, Brad Thomas; and a brother-in-law, Roy Stockslager of New Lebanon.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Everett E. Herbst, in 1923, and Fred W. Herbst, in 1954; two sisters, Nora Aten, in 1978, and Bertha H. Peters, in 1981.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 13, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. James W. Whitley officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

Edith C. Horsey
Edith Coffman Horsey, 89, formerly of Kettering, died Sunday, March 9, at Shiloh Springs Care Center in Trotwood.
Born April 4, 1907, in Lewisburg, she was the daughter of William Henry and Laura Emma (Daffler) Coffman. She was a 1925 graduate of Lewisburg Union High School, and retired after 36 years at NCR. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Dayton.
Mrs. Horsey was preceded in death by her husband, G. Berkley Horsey, in 1954; a brother, Charles Irvin Coffman, in 1979; and two sisters, Maude I. Newman, in 1990, and Eva Duke, in 1993.
Survivors include a brother, William J. Coffman of Lewisburg; nephews, Damon Newman of Dayton, Steve Coffman of Lewisburg, Larry and Todd Coffman, both of Brookville; nieces, Dolores Felfoldi of Dayton, Patricia Williams of West Chester, Cheryl Ann Coffman of Columbia, S.C., Debra Burris of Richmond, Ind., and Joyce Smyer of Lewisburg; several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. James N. Lehman officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Olive D. Stonecash
Olive D. Stonecash, 92, formerly of Eaton, died Saturday, March 8, in Albuquerque, N.M.
Born July 29, 1904, in Eaton, she was raised by her mother, Ellen (Toney) and stepfather, George Shaver. She had lived in Eaton most of her life, and had worked at Shaver's Ice Cream Factory.
She was married to Albert Rust and he died in 1960; she then married Peter John Stonecash and he died in 1980.
Survivors include one son, Lowell Harris of Albuquerque, N.M.; three stepsons, Thomas Stonecash of Louisville, Ky., Calvin Stonecash and Robert Stonecash, both of Eaton; two stepdaughters, Marjorie Updegraff of Richmond, Ind., and Jeannine Edwards of Oklahoma.
Also surviving are three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Elbert "Pop" Druley of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and nieces.
She was also preceded in death by a stepson, Jerry Rust; and a brother, Vierl E. Druley.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Martin Peacock officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Lila R. Christner
Lila R. Christner, 45, of Baltimore, Md., formerly of West Alexandria, died Friday Feb. 28.
She was born July 13, 1951, in Wise, Va. She had attended Dixie High School in New Lebanon.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Tonia and Mason Folven of Mukilteo, Wash.; one son, David Shane Judd of Dayton; two grandchildren; her parents, Bernard and Lela Kilgore of West Alexandria; one sister, Madelyn Russman of Denver, Colo.; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by a brother, David Arthur Kilgore, in 1971.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 4, at George C. Martin Funeral Home, Dayton, with Pastors Tim and Norm Livingston officiating. Burial was in Arlington Cemetery, Brookville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Greenview Calvary Tabernacle Building Fund, 8010 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio 45415.

Jerry W. Boyes
Jerry W. Boyes, 62, of 11th Street, Richmond, Ind., died Friday, March 7, at his home.
Born April 14, 1934, in Madison, Wis., he was the son of the late Everett W. and Mary (Sumner) Boyes. He was owner of the Photo Copy Center in Richmond, and served with the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955.
Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, David A. and Angela Boyes, and Jeffrey L. Boyes, all of Richmond, Ind.; a daughter and son-in-law, Lori J. and Joseph Mullins of Madison, Wis.; a sister, Jean R. Kliment of Madison, Wis.; and 12 grandchildren, including Jerome S. Capps, whom he raised.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Boyes.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 11, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor Raymond Rothwell officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Mina M. Walker
Mina Mae Walker, 85, of Tiline, Ky., formerly of Gratis, died Friday, March 7, at Parkview Convalescent Home in Paducah.
Born April 28, 1911, in Tiline, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Dick and Nonna (Sanders) Ward. She taught for many years in Livingston County (Ky.) schools and retired after having taught for 12 years at Gratis Elementary School.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Walker; two sisters; and one brother.
Survivors include three sons, Maurice Walker of Eaton (Lakengren), Gary Walker of Gratis and Carroll Walker of Grand Rivers, Ky.; two sisters, Ruby Stutsman of Norwalk, Iowa, and Louise Andre of Des Moines, Iowa; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were Monday, March 10, at Cumberland Valley General Baptist Hospital, Tiline, Ky., with the Rev. Carroll Yarbaugh officiating. Burial was in Tiline Cemetery, Smith Funeral Home, Smithland, Ky., was in charge of arrangements.

Paul M. Taylor
Paul M. Taylor, 67, of Eaton, died Monday, March 10, at his home.
Born April 9, 1929, in Israel Township, Preble County, he was the son of Ranzy and Helen (Marsh) Taylor. He attended Preble Shawnee schools, was employed at NCR in Dayton for 23 years and later at Duesher Foundry in Hamilton for 15 years. He was U.S. Army veteran, serving as a sergeant.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris (Gilbert) Taylor.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Smith (Salyer) Taylor, whom he married Jan. 3, 1989; one daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Louis Crooks of Eaton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul E. and Linda Taylor of Camden, Robert and Sheila Taylor of Eaton; two stepchildren, James H. Salyer of Camden and Bonita Brock of Marblehill, Mo.
Also surviving are 12 grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Marion and Barbara Taylor of Liberty, Ind., Viron Dean and Peggy Taylor of Oxford, Joe and Betty Taylor of Camden; and two sisters, Barbara Kendel and Shirley Wolf, both of Camden.
Funeral services were Friday, March 14, at R.C. Nein and Sons Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. Vernon R. Hornsby officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.

William D. Baker
William D. Baker, 62, formerly of 231 S. Franklin St., Eaton, died Tuesday, March 11, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Born Feb. 19, 1935, in Eaton, he was the son of Robert and Marie B. (Buehner) Baker, and had lived in Preble County all his life. He worked at L&M Products, Eaton.
Survivors include one brother, Farrell Baker of Trotwood; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel E. Baker.
Graveside services were Thursday, March 13, at Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, was in charge of arrangements.

Richard L. Toops
Richard L. Toops, 63, of West Alexandria, died Wednesday, March 12, at his home.
He was born June 13, 1933, in Dixon Township, Preble County
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy L. (Rurode) Toops, in 1962.
Survivors include his father, Forest S. Toops of Dayton; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Anna Toops of Blairsville, Ga., Donald and Sandy Toops of Germantown, Thomas and Kathy Toops of Beavercreek; many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were Friday, March 14, at Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria, with Pastor Tom A. Vorhis officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Alexandria Emergency Squad.

Janet Brewer
Janet Brewer, 53, of Greenbush Road, Somerville, died Wednesday, March 12, at her home.
Born May 6, 1943, in Hazard, Ky., she was the daughter of Noah and Jessie (Keith) Turner.
Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Brewer, whom she married May 6, 1962, in Erie, Pa.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark Curtis and Nancy Brewer of NorthEast, Pa., Eric Lawrence and Lisa Brewer of Somerville; one daughter, Nora Denise Brewer of Middletown; eight grandchildren.
Also surviving are brothers and sisters-in-law, James O. and Virginia Turner, John and Shar Turner; sisters and brothers-in-law, Edith and Earl Oaks, Menta Jo (twin sister) and John Griffin, Angie S. and Clifford Fening, Pamela and Dennis McIntosh, all of Middletown, Loretta Butler of Monroe, Ella and Brice Miller of Erie, Pa., Norma and Arnold Brewer of Camden, Mary H. and Jacques Alverson of Jefferson, Ind.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 15, at the Church of God in Jesus, Middletown, with the Rev. Arnold Brewer officiating. Burial was in Fairmound Cemetery, West Elkton. R.C. Nein and Sons Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Cottingim
Nancy Cottingim, 62, of Camden, died Thursday afternoon, March 13, at her home.
Born March 12, 1935, in Dayton, she was the daughter of Elmer and Pauline (Hopkins) Hall. She graduated from Eaton High School and had attended Miami Jacobs College. She was employed by Preble Shawnee Schools for 15 years, and was a member of the Camden United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Earl V. Cottingim, whom she married April 23, 1955; two daughters and sons-in-law, Teri and Brian Rossman of Eaton, Kim and Kevin Lackey of Camden; a son and daughter-in-law, Lance and Nissa Cottingim of Camden; two grandchildren, Brent and Clint Rossman; one brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Wendy Hall of Kettering; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Pam and Fred Allison of Troy, Tina and John Blackstone of Gloucester, Va.
She was preceded in death by two children, Chris Ann and Bradley Cottingim.
Funeral services were Monday, March 17, at R.C. Nein and Sons Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. Jackie Marshall officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dayton Hospice, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio, or to the American Cancer Society, 1647 N. Barron St., Eaton, Ohio 45320.

Logan B. Murphy II
Logan B. Murphy II, 73, of 112 Nelson St., New Paris, died Thursday, March 13, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind., after an extended illness.
Born Sept. 17, 1923, in Preble County, he was the son of Logan B. and Nancy (Tuttle) Murphy, and had lived in Preble County most of his life. He was a retired machinist from Knowles Tool Company in Richmond, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the New Paris First Baptist Church and VFW Post #8066 of Eaton.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy J. (Bowers) Murphy; one daughter, Nancy May Elizabeth Wood of Springhill, Fla.; three sons, Robert Murphy of Fishers, Ind., Paul E. Murphy of Centerville, Ind., and Logan B. Murphy III of New Paris; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Martha Williams of West Alexandria; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sons, John A. Murphy and George D. Murphy; two sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services were Monday, March 17, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Stan Stevenson, the Rev. Chris Tannruether and the Rev. Reggie Osborne officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton, where military graveside services were conducted by VFW Post #8066.

Dora A. Flack
Dora Ann (Hartman) Flack, 68, of Eaton, died Friday, March 14, at her home following an extended illness.
Born Oct. 7, 1928, in West Alexandria, she was the daughter of the late Katherine (Lewis) Hartman and Jake Hartman, and was a lifetime resident of Preble County. Mrs. Flack was retired from the Preble County Home in the housekeeping department. She was a member of FOE #2202, Eaton.
Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, Larry Flack, Michael and Etta Flack, all of Eaton; three daughters and son-in-law, Ruby Musselwhite of Eaton, Marilyn and Nick Kingrey of West Texas and Brenda Flack of Manchester, Ky.; 17 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Lewis Hartman of Camden; and two sisters, Maggie Gehron and Eva Mae Busby, both of Eaton.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 18, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Kenneth Harbaum officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad.

Vanila F. Overbey
Vanila F. Overbey, 72, of 363 E Whittier St., Columbus, died Saturday morning, March 15, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
Born Feb. 2, 1925, in Madrid, Iowa, she was the daughter of William and Alta (Olson) Coleman. She was a homemaker and was previously employed at Dayton Flexible Products in Eaton. She was a member of Sugar Valley United Methodist Church and the Wayne County Homemakers Extension Club in Richmond, Ind.
Her husband, Lawrence Overbey, whom she married Aug. 24, 1946, in Dayton, died in 1985.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Toni Overbey of Indian Lake; Jim and Kathy Overbey of Eaton, Staff Sgt. Richard and Lisa Overbey of Ft. Campbell, Ky.; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Tim Gall of Columbus; 11 grandchildren, Brad, Brian, Nicholas and Nathan Overbey, Jessica, Sean and Maggie Gall, Kenneth and Keith Overbey, Kyle and Austin Overbey; and two great-grandchildren, Victoria Overbey and Tyler Hunt.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, at R.C. Nein and Sons Funeral Home, 249 N. Main St., Camden, with the Rev. Martin Peacock officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sugar Valley United Methodist Church, 4256 Paint Creek-Four Mile Road, Camden, Ohio 45311.

Onah M. Johnson
Onah M. (Schlotterbeck) Johnson, a native and former longtime resident of Lewisburg, died Thursday, March 13, in Cleveland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Johnson.
Survivors include one daughter, Judith Ann; one sister, Mary Mann; one brother, Lester Schlotterbeck, niece and nephews, Linda Schlotterbeck-Hinemann, Russell E. Mann and Elkannah Schlotterbeck.
Private services will be Friday, March 21.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Malachi House, 2810 Clinton Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44113.

Florence Michael Burke
Florence Alberta Michael Burke, 81, formerly of Camden, died Friday, March 14, at Oxford View Nursing Home in Oxford, where she had been a resident for a year.
Born Dec. 28, 1915, in Wayne Township (Butler County), she was the daughter of William Jacob and Mary Anna (Schueler) Gault. She was a graduate of Darrtown High School, and retired from the Preble County Children's Home after having worked several years as housemother and cook. She was a member of Camden Pentecostal Church in Camden.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Hubert Russell Michael, whom she married April 19, 1935, in Liberty, Ind.; and her second husband, George Burke.
Survivors include five sons and daughters-in-law, Dean and Connie Michael, Steve and Mary Michael, all of Camden, Danny and Mary Michael of New Madison, Paul and Beth Michael of Eaton; Jack and Ireta Michael of Indiana; a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Floyd Hileman of Camden.
Also surviving are several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Gault of Seven Mile and William Gault of Frost Proof, Fla.; and one sister, Myrtle Jewell of Hamilton.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Norman Charles Michael; a daughter, Mary Florence Michael; eight brothers; and four sisters.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 18, at R.C. Nein and Sons Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. Mike Gadd officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.

James E. Anderson
James E. Anderson, 56, of Dayton, died Saturday morning, March 15, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton after an extended illness.
Born May 26, 1940, in Cookville County, Tenn., he was the son of James I. and Velma J. (Jackson) Anderson. He had lived in Dayton most of his life and attended Greenview Calvary Tabernacle in Dayton.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Lula (Gadd) Anderson; three sons, James Anderson, Ronnie Anderson and Jeffrey Anderson, all of Dayton; one daughter, Eva Letner of Dayton; one brother, Glenn Anderson of Florida; one sister, Claudine Boggs of Wilmington; eight grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Bernice Shelton; and two brothers, Charles and Harold Anderson.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 18, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Norman L. Livingston officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Mary K. Bundy
Mary Kathrine Bundy, 82, of Brookville, died Sunday, March 16, at her home.
Born Feb. 19, 1915, in Dayton, she was the daughter of George and Grace Elizabeth (Sirran) Koontz.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Houston Davis Bundy; and two sons, William and Ed Bundy.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jean E. and Franklin White of Lee, Fla.; a friend, Tom Terbay of Brookville; daughter-in-law, Joanne Bundy of West Alexandria; a cousin; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, 3377 U.S. 35, West Alexandria, with Father Thomas J. Grilliot officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.


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