Miscellaneous Preble County, Ohio Obituaries - 1997

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Michael B. Eby
Michael Brandon Eby, 18, of Camden, died Saturday, May 24, near Eaton.
He was born Dec. 27, 1978, in Oxford, and was a student at Preble Shawnee High School.
Survivors include his mother, Tawny Eby of Camden; his father, Michael Eby of Eaton; two brothers, Matthew "Kyle" Eby and Morgan Tyler Eby; maternal grandparents, Denver and Kay Rice of Camden; paternal grandparents, S. Morris and Micki Eby of Eaton; great-grandmothers, Ruby Rice and Goldie Cline, both of Camden; great-great-grandmother, Ruth Mahaffey of West Union, Ohio.
Also surviving are aunts and uncles, Chandra (Wendell) Peak and Shawn (Jeff) Stringfield, all of Camden, Susan Rice of Hamilton, Teresa Lay of Eaton, Debra Lochner of Lewisburg, Tamara Marcum of Dayton and Anthony Eby of Cincinnati.
He was preceded in death by his uncle, Denver K. "Denny" Rice of Hamilton on May 7, 1997.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 29, at R.C. Nein and Sons Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. Bobby Hollon officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.

James C. Hayes
James Chester Hays, M.D., 82, of Canton, died May 24, at Bethany Nursing Home after an extended illness.
Born in Fairhaven, he was the son of the late Arthur and Nellie Hays. He received his bachelor of science degree from Ohio State University in 1939 and doctor of medicine degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1943, where he began a lifetime membership in Phi Chi, a medical fraternity.
He was a World War II veteran, serving as captain in the Army Medical Corps Pacific Theater. He began his medical practice in Canton in 1946.
During his career, he was active on the staff of Mercy, Timken Mercy and Aultman Hospitals. He was past president of the Canton Academy of Medicine, a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, the Lathrop Lodge #676, F and AM, ASSR Valley of Canton, Tadmor Shrine and the Shrine Luncheon, Retired Executive and Professional Men's club and a past member of the Wilderness Center and the Stark County Historical Society.
He supported community causes through the Kiwanis Club of Canton and as a charter member of the YMCA Canton Area Heritage Club.
He retired from his medical career in 1986.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Margaret (Miller) Hays; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Hal Rogers; and granddaughters Chelsea and Lauri Rogers all of Cleveland; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Oyster of Alliance and Jeannette Hays of Camden; and a brother-in-law, John W. Miller of Alliance, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Francis Hays and a sister Marie Snape.
A memorial service was held at Trinity United Church of Christ on Wednesday, May 28.
Memorial contributions may be made to the YMCA Permanent Endowment Fund or Trinity United Church of Christ. The Schneeberger Funeral Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.

Nellie M. Gay
Nellie M. Gay, 86, formerly of Woodview Commons, Eaton, died Tuesday, May 27, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center in Moraine.
Born June 14, 1910 in Tennessee, she was the daughter of Shelby and Sara (Easterly) Rich. She retired in 1969 from Wolfson Mfg. in Cincinnati and attended the First Church of God in Camden.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Goodloe Gay in 1979; and eight brothers and sisters.
Survivors include a son, Victor W. Winningham Jr. of Cincinnati; a brother, Noel Rich of Camden; grandsons, Glenn, Lawrence and Dale Winningham; five great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 29 at Barnes Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Greg F. Jackson officiating. Burial was in Tomlinson Cemetery, Muncie, Ind.

Donald E. Taylor
Donald E. Taylor, 73, died Wednesday, May 28 at Grandview Hospital, Dayton.
Born Aug. 26, 1923 in Oregonia, he was the son of the late Roy and Wiona (Plymire) Taylor. He received a bachelor of science degree from Wilmington College and a master's degree from the Ohio State University.
He was a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran. He retired as a teacher from Eaton City Schools.
He was a member of The Church of Christ, Eaton; past master F&AM Lodge #324, Sabina; past patron of OES, Loyal Chapter #144, Sabina; member of the former Eaton Kiwanis club; life member Ohio Retired Teachers Association; and Preble County Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors include his wife whom he married Sept. 9, 1945, Ardyth Jean (McClure) Taylor; a son, Kevin K. Taylor of Camden; three grandsons, Larry Lee, Chad Ryan and Josh Michael Taylor; a granddaughter, Holly Marie Taylor; a great-granddaughter, Kendra; a brother, Harold E. Taylor of Wilmington; two nieces and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by a son, Lawrence L. Taylor.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 31 at the Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Ivan LaValle officiating. Burial was in Centerville Cemetery, Lees Creek.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ, 725 U.S. 35 West, Eaton, Ohio 45320.

Dominic Talley
Dominic Talley, infant son of Chad and Heather (League) Talley of Eaton, died Saturday, May 24 at Grandview Hospital in Dayton.
Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Chad E. Talley Jr. and Drew Alexandria Talley; a sister, Danielle Nichole Talley; maternal grandparents, Ronnie and Marline League of Lewisburg; maternal great-grandparents, William and Marilyn League of Springerville, N.M. and Deloris Reynolds of Eaton and Ed Helton of Okeechobee, Fla.; paternal grandfather, Carl Talley of Cookeville, Tenn.; paternal great-grandparents, Winnie Talley of Cookeville, Tenn., and Harry and Shirley Hobbs of Lewisburg.
Graveside services were held on Friday, May 30 at Twin Valley Cemetery, West Alexandria with Rick and Ruth Ramey officiating. Barnes Funeral Home - Lewisburg Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Henry H. Meyer
Henry H. Meyer, 87, of Meyer Lane, West Alexandria, died Thursday, may 29 at his residence.
Born Sept. 22, 1909 in Cincinnati, he was the son of Harold and Marie (Becker) Meyer. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the 9th Armored Division. He was a farmer most of his life.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Frederick Meyer and Robert Meyer.
Survivors include two sisters, Mary Meyer and Dorothy Meyer, both of West Alexandria.
There were no public services. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, is in charge of arrangements.

Larry Taggart
Larry Taggart, 50, of Camden, died Thursday, May 29 at Fort Hamilton-Hughes Hospital, Hamilton.
Born March 13, 1947 in Harrison, he was the son of Earl and Mae (Day) Taggart. He retired in September 1996 from Miami University where worked in small repairs and maintenance for 16 years. He was a member of the Fairhaven United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Joan (Wilson) Taggart; three sons, Kevin Taggart of Hamilton, Steve Taggart of Ross and Darrell Taggart of Somerville; one daughter, Lori Ann Taggart of Hamilton; two step-sons David and James Hale of Eaton; a step-daughter, Annette Hall of Eaton; three brothers, Wayne Taggart of Collinsville, Michael Taggart of Fairfield and Kenneth (Cheryl) Taggart of Hamilton; two sisters, Mrs. Walter (Doris) Jones of Auburn and Wanda Huffman of Seven Mile.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 31 at R.C. Nein & Sons Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. Ken Barton and the Rev. Lillian Gillispie officiating.
Burial was in Fairhaven Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Vitas Hospice, 1132 West Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45240.

James H. Straszheim
James H. Straszheim Sr., 74, of East Main Street, Eaton, died Saturday, May 31, at the VA Medical Center in Dayton.
Born Aug. 30, 1922 in Twin Township, Preble County, he was the son of John H. and Johannah (Fahrenholz) Straszheim. He retired in 1985 as a self employed carpenter and roofer. He was a 1938 West Alexandria High School graduate; a World War II U.S. Army veteran and member of the Eagles Lodge #2202 in Eaton.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Milestead, and Bertha Johnson in 1981; and brothers, Albert F. Straszheim in 1994 and John William Straszheim in 1993.
Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, James H. Jr. and Cindy Straszheim of Eaton and Joseph A. Straszheim of Dayton; daughter, Judith A. Gilmartin of Dayton; two sisters, Lucille Clark of Eaton and Geisana Bourne of Richmond, Ind.; three granddaughters, Kristina J., Jennifer M. and Carrie M. Straszheim.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 5 at 11 a.m. at Barnes Funeral Home, 220 E. Main St., Eaton, with Dr. Phillip D. Malone officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery in Eaton. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 4 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion and/or Hospice Unit at the VA Medical Center.

Jay W. Moran
Jay W. Moran, 38, of 5315 National Road, Richmond, Ind., died unexpectedly Sunday, June 1.
He was born Sept. 16, 1958 in Richmond, Ind. He had served with the U.S. Navy, was manager at Frisch's Big Boy in Eaton for the past nine months; assistant manager at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Richmond for four and one-half years; past member of Jefferson Township Booster's Club.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jack L. Moran in 1989.
Survivors include his mother, M. Jean Moran Davies of New Paris; son Dakota Siler Moran of Richmond, Ind.; brother, John C. Moran of New Paris; sister, Jennifer L. Utley of Eaton; and aunt, MaDonna Bettlon of Hagerstown, Ind.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 4 at 11 a.m. (Ohio time) at Barnes Funeral Home, 109 W. Main St., New Paris with the Rev. Don Boyer officiating. Burial will be in Springlawn Cemetery.

Mark Kesling
Mark Kesling, 40, of Hartley St., Fairborn, died unexpectedly Monday, June 2, at Grandview Hospital in Dayton.
Born Dec. 8, 1956 in Alexandria, La., he was the son of William and Mary Sue (Puvogle) Kesling. He was a 1975 graduate of Twin Valley South High School in West Alexandria. He was employed as a cargo specialist for Emery Worldwide in Dayton for the last 16 years.
Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Veronica Kesling, three children -- a son, Sean Kesling and two daughters, Sara and Emilee Kesling, all at home; his mother and stepfather, Mary Sue and Dave Morris of Eaton; his father and stepmother, Bill and Marlene Kesling of Lewisburg; two half brothers, Jim Kesling of Joplin, Mo. and Mike Kesling of Louisianna; four stepbrothers, David Morris and Phillip Morris, both of Dayton, Daniel Morris and Timothy Morris, both of Trotwood; and a stepsister, Nancy Derringer of Brookville; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 6 at the Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home in West Alexandria. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria.

Harry J. Crubaugh
Harry J. Crubaugh, 89, of 4642 Shurley Road, New Paris, died Wednesday, June 4, at Reid Hospital in Richmond after a short illness.
Born July 3, 1907 in Jefferson Township, Preble County, he was the son of William M. and Martha L. (Foster) Crubaugh. He was a Jefferson Township farmer and member of St. John's Catholic Church in New Paris.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Foster C. Crubaugh in 1995; sisters, Ada E. Crubaugh in 1952, Ethel C. Crubaugh in 1981, Mary G. Crubaugh in 1991 and Rhea C. Crubaugh in 1993.
Survivors include a brother, George W. Crubaugh of New Paris; and cousins.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 6, at Barnes Funeral Home, New Paris Chapel, with the Rev. Ralph Lawrence officiating. Burial was in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris.

Blanche D. Hart
Blanche Dolores Hart, 93, of Eaton, died Thursday, June 5, at Governor Harris Homestead.
Born Oct. 10, 1903 in Medway, she was the daughter of Harry and Mary Ellen (Kiblinger) Kline.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Russell Hart in 1981; son, Howard R. "Buddy" Hart in 1928; and grandson, Robert Leon Korchmaros in 1994.
Survivors include daughters, Grace Landy Hart, of Dayton and Blanche Dolores Korchmaros of Sacramento, Calif.; a sister, Hazel Brosey of New Carlisle; and granddaughter, Adriane Leslie Korchmaros, Calif.
Graveside services were held on Monday, June 9 in Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, with the Rev. Lowell T. Spencer officiating. Barnes Funeral Home, Eaton, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

Andrew T. Ashburn
Andrew Thomas Ashburn, infant son of Donna (Guntle) Messer and Thomas D. Ashburn of Eaton, died Thursday evening, June 5, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
In addition to the parents, survivors include three brothers, Hagan B. Messer, Daniel M. Ashburn and Adam T. Ashburn; maternal grandparents, Donald and Kathryn Guntle of Eaton; and maternal great-grandparents, Iris M. and Jim Shiverdecker of Lewisburg.
Graveside services were held Saturday, June 7 at Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria with the Rev. Greg A. Hyre officiating. Barnes Funeral Home, Eaton, was in charge arrangements.

R. Kim Bussard
R. Kim Bussard, 40, of 317 Monroe St., Eldorado, died Wednesday evening, June 4, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
He was born June 20, 1956 in Dayton. He was semi-truck driver for many years and a member of Bridgeview Baptist Church in Castine.
Survivors include his parents, Ronald M. and Carolyn D. (Tamplin) Bussard of Eldorado; sister and brother-in-law, Jeanine K. and Barry A. Harrison of Wayne Lakes; grandmother, Treva Bowers of Florida; aunts and uncles, Jill and Nick Vaniman of Eldorado, Barbara J. and Gaynor Petry of New Paris; cousins, Tiana R. White; David A. White and Robin Roberts of Eldorado.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lester Tamplin; grandparents, Harry and Wanda Bussard; and uncle, Floyd R. White.
Graveside services were held Sunday, June 8, at Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison, with the Rev. Bryan Rea and the Dane Driver officiating. Bussard-Barnes-Vaniman Funeral Home, Eldorado was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to North Central Rescue Squad.

Fredrick Curtis
Fredrick William Curtis, 74 of Lakeland, Fla., died Monday, June 2, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.
Born March 4, 1923, in Columbus, he moved to Lakeland from Lancaster six years ago. He was a maintenance supervisor for the State of Ohio Correction Institute. He was a World War II Coast Guard veteran. He was a Navy veteran having served in the Koren War. He was a former member of St. Paul United Methodist and Mason of Eaton.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Curtis of Lakeland; sons, Fredrick William Curtis II of Eaton, and Randy Lee Curtis of Lancaster; daughters, Christine Riddle, Monroe, N.C. and Jocelyn Lyle Curtis, Largo, Fla.; brothers, Harrison Curtis of Columbus, Robert Curtis and Wayne Curtis, both of Perrysburg; sisters Marguerite of Columbus and Mildred Marie Murphy of Painesville; and seven grandchildren.
Kersey Funeral Home, Auburndale, Fla. was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1835 East Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, Fla. 33502.

Lawrence S. Smith
Lawrence S. Smith, 95, of New Lebanon, died Sunday, June 8, in New Lebanon.
Born July 28, 1900 in Preble County, he was the son of Samuel and Ida (Sauer) Smith. He was retired farmer, a member of the Eversole Church of the Brethren, New Lebanon Rotary Club and a former member of the Dixie High School Board.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Ruth M. Bear.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Arlene Smith of New Lebanon; a daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Jason Ray of Mobile, Ala., seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 10, at the Rogers Funeral Home, New Lebanon, with the Pastor Mark Bowman officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Canterbury Care Center or Eversole Church of the Brethren.

Ervin F. Rinehart
Ervin F. Rinehart, 94, of Eaton, died Monday, June 9, at Heartland of Eaton.
Born July 27, 1902 in Camden, he was the son of Edwin and Jenny (Flory) Rinehart. He was retired from sales with Sinclair Oil Company and Socony Vacuum Oil Company. He was a member of Eaton United Church of Christ, Past Master of Bolivar Lodge #82 F& AM, Eaton, and a former member of Eaton Grange.
Survivors include his wife, Opal B. (Fudge) Rinehart, whom he married July 31, 1924; a daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and Jim Guckian of Eaton, eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; two nieces, Marjorie Burch and Janice Lantis; and two nephews, Don Rinehart and Bob Rinehart.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Craig, in 1986; brothers, Ralph Rinehart, Glenn Rinehart and Stanley Rinehart; and an infant sister.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with Mr. John Redick officiating. There will be no public calling hours. Burial will be at Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Eaton United Church of Christ or donor's choice.

Marie K. Toops
Marie K. Toops, 81, of North Barron Street, Eaton, died unexpectedly Monday, June 9, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
Born Sept., 13, 1915, in Lanier Township, she was the daughter of Harry and Clara (Brinkhoff) Kesling. She was a homemaker and a member of Salem Lutheran Church, West Alexandria.
Her husband, Eugene Toops, died in 1993.
Survivors include four sons, Karl Toops of Woodstock, Ill., Harry Toops and Eugene Toops, both of Kettering, and Bob Toops of Dayton; two daughters, Carol Wellner of Centerville, Ohio, and Kathy Toops of Eaton; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Eileen Washington of West Alexandria; a brother, John Kesling of West Alexandria; and a special member of the family, Larry Harlow of Trotwood.
Funeral services were Thursday, June 12, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with the Rev. J. Herman Bassler officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria.

John T. Coleman
John T. Coleman, 23, of Brookville, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 10.
He was a 1992 graduate of Brookville High School, attended Bluffton College and was a self-employed automobile detailer. He was a member of the Catholic Church.
Survivors include his father, Patrick Coleman of Brookville; his mother, Charlene (Sprewster) McClain; a half brother, Walter McClain of Lima; sisters and brother-in-law, Kelley Sue Williams and children, Stephanie, Ritchie and Donnie of Lima; Helen Marie and Bill Derringer and children, Kelsy and Billy of Brookville; a brother and sister-in-law, Patrick Neil and Kim Coleman and children, Patrick, Kim, Haley and Kayln of St. Louis, Mo.
Funeral services were Friday, June 13, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Father Joseph McCabe officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

David R. Love
David R. Love, 57, of Hamilton, died Thursday, June 12, at Mercy North Hospital in Hamilton.
Born Dec. 13, 1939, in Pittsburg, Ky., he was the son of David C. and Minnie (Allen) Love.
Survivors include three sisters, Estalene Kuhlman of Seven Mile, Sue Herald of Somerville and Anna Nash of Hamilton.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ivory Jernell Love; and a brother, James Robert Love.
Graveside services were Saturday, June 14, at Somerville Cemetery, Somerville, with the Rev. Ron Stewart officiating. R.C. Nein and Sons Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements.

Stella Newton
Stella Newton, 88, formerly of Somerville, died Wednesday, June 11, at Wellington Manor Nursing Home in Fairfield.
Born Dec. 17, 1908, in Lee County, Ky., she was the daughter of John and Sarilda McKinney. She was a lifetime member of Somerville Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Chester and Leona Carol Newton, Cleven and Angie Newton, all of Somerville; a daughter and son-in-law, Mafrey and William Gault of Frost Proof, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Newton of Somerville; 22 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Carl Newton Sr.; 10 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were Saturday, June 14, at R.C. Nein and Sons Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. Cecil Wagers officiating. Burial was in Somerville Cemetery.

Charles C. Shockey
Charles C. Shockey, 76, of Eaton, died Wednesday, June 11, at the VA Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Born May 3, 1921, in Dayton, he was the son of Charles H. and Bertha M. (Shahan) Shockey. He was a retired TV technician for Rike's and had worked as a security guard for the Dayton Police Department. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Cordelia D. "Dolly" (Griffith) Shockey; eight sons, David L., Thomas A., Ronald, Edward, Michael, Gary, Charles and Byron; four daughters, Patricia, Susan, Bonita and Bridget; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Jo; and a son, Larry.
Graveside services were Sunday, June 15, at Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Tom Gerrish officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Fund -- Preble County Unit.

Joseph W. Crain
Joseph W. Crain, 75, of Hamilton, died Friday afternoon, June 13, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. He was a former resident of Eaton.
Born May 27, 1922, in Cincinnati, he was the son of Charles E. and Louise (Quato) Crain. He was educated in Dixon Township Schools, Preble County. Mr. Crain was a machinist for General Electric in Evendale for 27 years, retiring in 1984. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
His wife, Pauline (Steel) Crain, whom he married April 26, 1952, in Richmond, Ind., died Aug. 15, 1990. He was also preceded in death by a son, Monty B. Crain; and three brothers, Douglas, John and Jim Crain.
Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Gail Bowling of London, Ky., Janet and Randy Strohacker of Eaton; six grandchildren; two half sisters, Marilyn Clark of Cincinnati and Nickie Sandlin of Miami, Fla.
Funeral services were Monday, June 16, at Webb-Noonan Funeral Home, Hamilton, with the Rev. Lowell Spencer officiating. Burial was in Concord Cemetery near Eaton.

Daniel P. Moreland
Daniel Preston Moreland, 64, of 162 N. Main St., Camden, died Saturday, June 14, at his home.
Born Feb. 5, 1933, he was the son of Elijah "E.P." and Mamie (Wiseman) Moreland. He was a laborer with General Motors, retiring in 1984. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Camden, VFW Post #1577, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Wanda Ruth (Tipton), whom he married May 29, 1954, in Irvine, Ky.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Vicky and Mark Garrett of Fairhaven, Debbie and Tom Schmidt, Bridgett and Scott Hacker, all of Camden; six grandchildren, Brandy, Jamie and Levi Garrett, Jeremy Halpin, Andrew and Ashley Schmidt; one great-grandchild, Tyler Henry.
Also surviving are seven brothers and sisters-in-law, Franklin and Ruby Moreland of Brandenburg, Ky., Euie and Lois Moreland of Fruitland Park, Fla., Donald and Leora Moreland of Mount Vernon, Ky., Charles and Janice Moreland of Gratis, Mills and Bessie Moreland of Camden, Acie and Joyce Moreland of Eumatilla, Fla., William and Barbara Moreland of Camden; and a sister, Irene Mitchell of Fruitland Park, Fla.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tara Halpin, in 1977.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 17, at Liberty Baptist Church, Camden, with the Rev. Jeff Nickell and the Rev. Jim Williams officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis Ave., Middletown, Ohio 45042.

Howard E. Kalies
Howard E. Kalies, 76, of Huron, Ohio, died Saturday, June 14, at Lutheran Memorial Home in Sandusky after a brief illness.
He was born April 1, 1921, in Bellevue, Ohio. He graduated from Bellevue High School in 1939, attended two years of Spencerian Business College in Cleveland, and had been a resident of Huron since 1947. He worked for West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, retiring in 1982; was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Huron and the Zion Lutheran Dartball League.
Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Kautz of Sandusky; three sons, William Kalies of Huron, Paul and Glen Kalies, both of Eaton; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Gladys Kitzler of Hudson, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary A. (Bahnsen) Kalies, in 1990; his parents, William and Anna (Koselke) Kalies; and a sister, Arlene Ann Kalies.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 17, at Zion Lutheran Church, Huron, with the Rev. Raymond Vance officiating. Entombment followed at Restlawn Memorial Park, Huron Township. Wheland-Foster Funeral Home, Huron, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 930 S. Main St., Huron, Ohio 44839, or to the Lutheran Memorial Home, 795 Bardshar Road, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

Carl J. Morningstar
Carl J. Morningstar, 65, of Camden, formerly of Eaton, died Sunday, June 15, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Born Aug. 1, 1931, in Eaton, he was the son of the late Carl L. and Katherine (Hadding) Morningstar, and had lived in Preble County all his life. He was a retired mechanic from the City of Eaton, retiring in 1994 after more than 20 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanie (Walls) Morningstar; two sons, Daniel L. Morningstar of Camden and Mark E. Morningstar of Eaton; one daughter, Carol J. Avery of Eaton; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson.
Also surviving are two brothers, Harold "Butch" Morningstar of St. Charles, Mo., and Dale Morningstar of New Paris; three sisters, Betty Back of Union City, Ohio, Norma Lane of Middletown and Josephine Dear of Ithaca; nieces and nephews.
A daughter, Joy G. Stewart, is deceased.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria, with the Rev. L. Keith Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Preble Memory Gardens. There will be no public calling. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, is in charge of arrangements.

Claudine Hoke
Claudine Hoke, 70, of Loop Road, West Manchester, died Sunday, June 15, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton, where she had been a patient since late April.
A native of Preble County, she was born Oct. 29, 1926, the daughter of the late Albert and Ruth (Winholt) Crowell. She was a retired bookkeeper at Miller's Super Market in Eaton, retiring in 1990; and was a member of the Castine Church of the Brethren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd B. Hoke, who died Oct. 20, 1995; and a brother, Gerald Crowell.
Survivors include a daughter, Ellen (Mrs. Dwain) Eller of Bradenton, Fla.; a son Marlin (Kimberly) Hoke of Lewisburg; two grandchildren, Carrie and Daniel Eller; two step-grandchildren, Nicole and Thomas Campbell; a sister, Ruth Miller of Eaton; and a brother, Kenneth Crowell of Lakengren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19, at the Castine Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Eric Anspaugh officiating. Burial will be in Castine Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum.
Memorial contributions may be to Darke County Hospice, or to the Castine Church of the Brethren.


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