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Beverly Davis 
Beverly Davis, 48, of South Maple Street, Eaton, died unexpectedly Monday, July 21, at her home. 
Born March 4, 1949, in Dalton, Ga., she was the daughter of Johnny and Geneva (Creech) Estes. She was a homemaker and a member of Full Gospel Temple in Eaton. 
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Goins, in 1983; her mother, Geneva Adams; her father, Johnny Estes; and a sister, Sue Tamplin, in 1996. 
Survivors include her husband of 10 years, Gregg Davis; a daughter, Jamie L. Goins of Eaton; two brothers, Gary Estes of Carlisle and Larry Adams of Tacoma, Wash.; and two sisters, Jackie McDaniel of Lewisburg and Tammie Sanders of Gordon. 
Funeral services were Friday, July 25, at Full Gospel Temple, Eaton, with the Rev. Raymond Rothwell officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements. 

Dorothy A. Mericle 
Dorothy A. Mericle, 64, of Paramount Street, Dayton, died Tuesday, July 22, at Hospice of Dayton. 
Born April 23, 1933, in Newport, R.I., she was the daughter of Joseph and Alice (Russell) Jellison. She had worked for American Lenders Service Co. in Dayton, and was a member of the Miami River Boat Club. 
Survivors include three sons, Joseph M. Corrigan and David L. Corrigan, both of Dayton, and Kelly J. Corrigan of Vandalia; a daughter, Karen A. Corrigan of Dayton; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Leroy Jellison of Denver, Colo.; her mother, Alice Meyers of San Diego, Calif., and stepmother, Ellen Jamison of Dayton. 
Memorial services were Friday, July 25, at Immaculate Conception Church, Dayton, with the Rev. Tim Gallaher officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria. There was no public calling. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. 

Juanita M. Foster 
Juanita M. Foster, 69, of 216 N. Main St., Lewisburg, died Wednesday morning, July 23, at her home after an extended illness. 
Born Aug. 21, 1927, in Dayton, she was the daughter of James C. and Florence (Miller) Back. She was co-owner of Foster's Home Improvement. Mrs. Foster was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewisburg, Twin Valley North School Band Parents, was a librarian at Brown Memorial Library, and had served as a Cub Scout den mother for many years. 
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Daryl J. Foster Sr.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Daryl J. Jr. and Angela K. Foster of Lewisburg, Todd D. and Nancy Foster of Castine; a sister, Eileen Day of Fairborn; four grandchildren, Michelle J. Foster, Christopher Foster, Daniel Foster and Joseph Foster. 
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Back, in 1982, and Lloyd Back, in 1997; and a sister, Eleanor Carey, in 1954. 
Funeral services were Friday, July 25, at Trinity Lutheran Church, followed by burial in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg. Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel was in charge of arrangements. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton or to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit. 

Keith E. Eubank 
Keith E. Eubank, 71, of New Paris-Gettysburg Road, New Paris, died Thursday, July 24, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind. 
Born Jan. 21, 1926, in Bradford, he was the son of Homer and Echo (Sprowl) Eubank. He was a 1950 graduate of the University of Dayton with a B.S. degree in chemistry. He was an Independent Insurance agent and realtor, and was owner of Eubank Insurance Agency Enterprises, Inc. since 1954. 
Mr. Eubank was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, a life member and past commander of American Legion Clarence Teaford Post #360, past president of the Kiwanis Club, past master of Fellowship Lodge #106 F&AM, Eastern Star, New Paris News Committee member, Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, Fort St. Clair Gun Club of Eaton, Old Trails Gun Club of Richmond, Ind., Preble County Insurance Agents Association and Preble County Realtors Association. 
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Betty J. (Zwick) Eubank; two sons and daughter-in-law, Gary L. Eubank of New Paris, Dr. Jeffrey L. and Robin Eubank of Globe, Ariz.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen S. and James Harris of Gahanna, Merrilyn J. and Richard McKee Jr. of Eaton. 
Also surviving are half brothers, Arthur Sinks of New Paris, Marlin Sinks of Eldorado, Donald Sinks of Indiana; a half sister, Barbara Shock of Eaton; five grandchildren, Holly Sue Harris, Jonathan Andrew Eubank, Christopher Allen McKee, Mary Emily Eubank and Andrew Michael McKee. 
Funeral services were Sunday, July 27, at the First United Presbyterian Church, New Paris, with Dr. William P. Anderson and Michael Evans officiating. Burial, with full military graveside services provided by American Legion Post #360, was in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris. Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel was in charge of arrangements. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Preble County Unit -- American Heart Association. 

Frank W. Scaplen Sr. 
Frank W. Scaplen Sr., 79, of 4929 Pleasant Mills Road, Sweetwater, N.J., died Thursday, July 24, at W.B. Kessler Memorial Hospital in Hammonton, N.J. 
Born June 25, 1918, in New London, Conn., he was the son of the late Frank B. and Frances E. (Barkley) Scaplen. He was a purchasing agent for Pacemaker Boat Co., Egg Harbor City, N.J. He was a 26-year veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and was a member of Hammonton Baptist Church. 
Survivors include three sons, Frank W. Scaplen Jr. of Edison, N.J., John Scaplen of Garden Grove, Calif., and Bill Scaplen of Sweetwater, N.J.; and one daughter, Mary Anderson of Eaton; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were Monday, July 28, at Carnesale Funeral Home, Hammonton, N.J., followed by burial in Greenmount Cemetery in Hammonton. 

Edgar H. Krebs 
Edgar Hugh Krebs, 80, of Morning Sun, died Friday, July 25, in Kettering. 
He was born in Preble County on Sept. 4, 1916, the son of Edgar A. and Lillian (Minton) Krebs, and was a lifelong resident of the Morning Sun area. He was a 1934 graduate of McGuffey High School, where he played the French horn for both the McGuffey and Miami University bands. He also attended the University of Cincinnati for two years. 
Mr. Krebs was a prominent Morning Sun area farmer all his working life. He was a member of the Preble County Fair Board for 20 years, was a 4-H advisor for many years, and a member of the Morning Sun Presbyterian Church. 
His wife, Eleanor (Henges) Krebs, whom he married Jan. 28, 1939, died July 16, 1993. 
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Edgar Hugh Jr. and Patricia Krebs, Kenneth G. and Susan Krebs, all of Morning Sun, Ray F. and Mary Krebs of Tipp City; a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Elmer Boggs of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Stuart Berry of Bowling Green; and a sister-in-law, Josephine Henges of Morning Sun. 
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, 101 W. Church St., Oxford, with the Rev. Robert K. Foster officiating. The family will receive friends from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Darrtown Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Preble County Junior Fair Board Scholarship Fund, Co-op Extension Services, 119 S. Barron St., Eaton, Ohio 45320. 

Charles R. Witherby 
Charles R. Witherby, 79, of Oxford died Friday morning, July 25, at his home. 
Born Dec. 3, 1917, in Darrtown, Ohio, he was the son of Albert and Josephine (Simpson) Witherby. He was self-employed as an electrical contractor and drove Talawanda School buses for 20 years. Mr. Witherby, a veteran of the U.S. Army, served during World War II with the 94th Division 319th Engineers and received the Purple Heart award. He was a member of Darrtown United Methodist Church. 
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jean (Bradbury) Witherby; two daughters and sons-in-law, Naomi and Robert Fea of Clayton, Lu Ann and John Fisher of Springboro; four grandchildren, Kristen (Karl) Kessler of Batavia, Kelly (Dan) Dillard of Englewood, Charles K. Fea and Robert A. Fea of Clayton; two great-grandchildren, Kley Dillard and Kassidy Dillard of Englewood; several nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Harold Witherby. 
Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. R.C. Nein and Sons-Limber Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Darrtown United Methodist Church. 

Paul W. Unger 
Paul W. Unger, 82, of 249 Eaton Ave., Eaton, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon, July 25, at his home. 
Born Sept. 26, 1914, in Preble County, he was the son of George A. and Addie J. (Geeting) Unger. He was a former Lewisburg resident. Mr. Unger was a church council member of the Church of Christ, a member of the Preble County Farm Bureau, Preble County Farm Extension Agency, Twin Valley Grange, Agriculture Club, Lewisburg Lions Club and the Dayton Family Camping Club. 
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Thelma "Tommie" (Cullers) Unger; a brother, Raymond T. Unger of Dayton; nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by a brother, Dana Unger, in 1992. 
Funeral services were Tuesday, July 29, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. Michael McDonald officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad or to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit. 

Janet L. Clark 
Janet L. (Moore) Clark, 74, of Brookville, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 27. 
She was a 1940 graduate of Roosevelt High School, and was a longtime member of the Brookville Church of the Nazarene. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry N. Clark Jr., in 1991; and her parents, John and Hazel (Wollenhaupt) Moore. 
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Swink of Union City, Ind., Joyce Comp of Brookville, Bonnie and Rudy Lunsford of Eaton, Carol Clark, Paula and Kevin Alder, all of Eldorado; son, John Clark of Brookville; brother and sister-in-law, William and Ivolue Moore of Dayton; 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, at Royal Oak Memorial Gardens in Brookville, with the Rev. Al Robinson officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Kindred Funeral Home, 400 Union Blvd., Englewood. 

Arley Smith 
Arley Smith, 75, of Farmersville, died Tuesday, July 29, at his home. 
Born Oct. 14, 1921, in Patsey, Ky., he was the son of Walter and Nellie (Willis) Smith. He retired in 1982 after 40 1/2 years at Dayton Press, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. 
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Kathleen (Howell) Smith; daughters and sons-in-law, Arleda and James Lazzarine of Jefferson City, Mo., Diann and Robert Adams of New Lebanon and Sherry Frost of Union; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Orpha Bober of Middletown and Dorothy Curtis of Clay City, Ky.; and brothers, Orville Smith of Winchester, Ky., Olney Smith of Richmond, Ky. 
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, Warren and George Smith. 
Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 1, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with the Rev. James Whorton officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Ven Care Hospice Homecare, 7416 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio 45415. 

Fred E. Childers 
Fred E. Childers, 61, formerly of South Commerce Street, Lewisburg, died Thursday morning, July 31, at Heartland of Eaton after an extended illness. 
Born Jan. 11, 1936, in Philmore, Ky., he was the son of Porter and Mary M. (Spencer) Childers. He had been employed at Green Tokai in Brookville, and had served with the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1957. 
Survivors include his mother, Mary M. Childers of Kettering; two daughters, Lisa K. Loranzan of Brookville and Kimberly A. Webb of New Lebanon; seven grandchildren; four brothers, Glenn Childers of West Alexandria, Lonnie Childers of Clayton, Herbert Childers of Lewisburg and Gary Childers of Englewood; and three sisters, Joyce Hoff of Beavercreek, Faye McManama of South Whitley, Ind., and Rebecca Glenn of West Manchester. 
Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 3, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. Lowell T. Spencer officiating. Burial was Monday, Aug. 4, in Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton. 

Kenneth L. Bowshier 
Kenneth L. Bowshier, 79, of Dayton, died Saturday, Aug. 2, following a lengthy illness. 
Born Aug. 23, 1917, in Darby, Ohio, he was the son of the late Clifton D. and Delpha M. (Delay) Bowshier. He retired in 1981 from the Arreo Disposal Co. in Michigan. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Belle (Christian) Bowshier on Sept. 21, 1995. 
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth L. and Melissa Bowshier of Dayton; a daughter and son-in-law, Debra M. and David Geisel of Miamisburg; grandchildren, Misty and Christy Bowshier, Carl Geisel and wife Melinda; brothers, Clifton Bowshier of Lakewood, Fla., and Taylor Bowshier of Springfield. 
Four brothers, Odie Bowshier, Gene Bowshier, Bob Bowshier and Cletus Bowshier; and a sister, Eileen Stanley, are also deceased. 
Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, followed by burial in Preble Memory Gardens. 

Randal P. Chisholm 
Randal P. "Randy" Chisholm, 46, of Miamisburg, died Sunday, Aug. 3, at Sycamore Medical Center in Miamisburg. 
He was employed as a sales manager at St. Clair Supply Co. in Eaton. He was a graduate of The Royal Conservatory of Music, a member of SPEBSQSA and the 1995 World Champs "Marquis Quartet" with members Dale Fetick, Jay Hawkins and Paul Gilman. He was also director of the Dayton Metro Chorus. 
Survivors include his wife, Jan; two daughters, Erin Beth and Kinsey Leigh Chisholm, all of Miamisburg; parents, William and Phyllis Chisholm; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne William and Pam Chisholm, all of Burlington, Ontario, Canada; mother-in-law, Lorraine S. Clark of Miamisburg; brother-in-law, David Clark and wife Patsy of Union; an aunt, uncles, nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at Central Christian Church in Kettering, with the Rev. Mark Blake and the Rev. Stephen Bentley officiating. Burial will be in Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home, Miamisburg. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Keep A Melody Ringing Endowment Fund, 6315 Third Ave., Kenosha, Wis. 53142. 

Lester J. Schlotterbeck 
Lester J. Schlotterbeck, 79, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind. 
Born Sept. 10, 1917, in Lockington, Ohio, he was the son of R. Elkanah and Courtney (Agenbroad) Schlotterbeck. He was a 1935 Houston High School graduate, and retired in 1982 after 30 years with Landmark in Eaton. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II. 
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy C. (Humphrey) Schlotterbeck; a son and daughter-in-law, Elkanah "Kanny" and Linda Schlotterbeck of Lewisburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Steve Hineman of Englewood; a daughter-in-law, Betty Schlotterbeck Mattingly of Miamisburg; a sister, Mary Mann of Eaton; grandchildren, Bill, Aaron, Jim and Courtney; and a great-grandchild, Jaycee. 
He was preceded in death by a son, James Schlotterbeck, in 1975; and a sister, Onah Mae Johnson. 
Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 9, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with the Rev. George Pennington officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit or to the American Cancer Society-Preble County Unit. 

Richard Seery 
Richard Seery, 61, of Camden, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, at his home. 
Born Nov. 11, 1935, in Richmond, Ind., he was the son of Clarence and Blanche M. (Cole) Seery. 
Survivors include his wife, Judy Angel; one son, Timothy Seery of Phoenix, Ariz.; five stepchildren, Spencer Angel of West Alexandria, Frankie Angel of Eaton, Vicky Burnside, Penny Buchanan and Mary Lou Angel, all of Camden; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Janet Pence of Eaton and Joyce Sizemore of West Alexandria. 
Memorial services were held at the convenience of the family. R.C. Nein and Sons-Limber Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements. 

Orace Foster 
Orace Foster, 80, of Selma, Ind., died Friday, Aug. 8, at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Ind., after a lengthy illness. 
Born and reared in Rocky Branch (near Monticello), Ky., he moved to Muncie over 48 years ago. He retired from Delco Battery after 31 years' service, and had previously worked for Dunhams. He was a member of Pleasant Hill United Brethren Church, Delco Sympathy Club, UAW and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. 
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Leona Foster; three sons, Emberson N. (Veronica) Foster of Milton, Ky., James D. (Rosanna) Foster of Somerset, Ky., and Richard Lee (Vivian) Hicks of Tucker, Ga.; two daughters, Sandi (Larry) Smith of New Paris and Judy (Jerry) McReynolds Thompson of Muncie, Ind.; 23 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. 
Also surviving are three brothers, Howard (Mildred) Foister, Kenneth (Faye) Foister, all of Monticello, Ky., and Gerald (Betty) Foister of Yorktown, Ind.; three sisters, Fay (Leonard) Massengale of Indianapolis, Ind., Audrey (Butler) Bell and Christine (Omar) Morrow, all of Monticello, Ky.; an aunt, Mae Huffaker of Richmond, Ind.; many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Granville and Flonnie Huffaker Foister; two brothers, Cecil and Johnny Foister; a sister, Ila Turner; and three grandchildren. 
Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Pleasant Hill United Brethren Church, followed by burial in Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Meeks Mortuary, Muncie, Ind., was in charge of arrangements. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Hill United Brethren Church. 

Esther L. Boyd 
Esther L. Boyd, 94, formerly of Jordan Road, Lewisburg, died Saturday, Aug. 9, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton. 
Born Feb. 10, 1903, in Preble County, she was the daughter of Wilfred C. and Flora Alice (Hapner) Hoblit. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewisburg and was a volunteer at Grandview Hospital in Dayton. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob R. Boyd, in 1975; and three brothers, Ernest, Orville and Harold Hoblit. 
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Alice B. and James A. Lupinske of Germantown; sisters-in-law, Catharine (Boyd) Wheeler of Port Orange, Fla., Florence Hoblit of Camden, Mildred Hoblit of California and Sylvia Hoblit of Greenville; grandchildren, Martha Lupinske, Lois J. (Allan) Meyer, Nancy A. (Boyd) Underwood; great-grandchildren, Rachel Meyer, Natalie Meyer and Holly Underwood. 
Private funeral services were Monday, Aug. 11, at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. James N. Lehman officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg. Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel was in charge of arrangements. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewisburg. 

Esther Miller Cultice 
Esther Miller Cultice, 86, of Eaton, died Friday, Aug. 8, at her home. 
Born Feb. 5, 1911, in Campbellstown (Preble County), she was the daughter of John C. and Alice (Wysong) Markey. She was a 1929 graduate of Eaton High School and graduated from Miami University with a master's in education. She was a retired teacher from the Eaton City Schools. 
Mrs. Cultice was a member of the Preble County Retired Teachers Association, a founding member of the Preble County Widowed Persons Service and a member of the Eaton Church of the Brethren. 
She was preceded in death by her first husband, George E. Miller, in 1982; her second husband, Kendall Cultice, in 1993; brothers, Walter Markey in 1896, Frank Markey in 1901 and Clarence W. Markey in 1983; and a sister, Maude Markey in 1895. 
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, the Rev. Dean M. and Karen Miller of Hagerstown, Md., Marlin J. Miller and Candyce Belanger of Huntington Beach, Calif., Roger L. and Phyllis Miller of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.; a niece, Mildred (Glen) Duke of Eaton; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Memorial services were Monday, Aug. 11, at the Eaton Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Craig H. Smith and the Rev. Greg Hyre 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 the Esther Miller Cultice Memorial Fund, c/o Eaton City Schools, Attn.: Treasurer, 307 N. Cherry St., Eaton, Ohio 45320. 

Nellie P. Niswonger 
Nellie P. Niswonger, 96, of Brookville, died Friday, Aug. 8, at her home. 
Born July 12, 1901, in Darke County, she was the daughter of George and Cora (Fitzgerald) Broughman. She was a member of the Verona United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star in Lewisburg. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ohmer E. Niswonger, in 1972; five brothers and four sisters. 
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, George E. and Wilma Niswonger of Brookville, John A. and Ina Niswonger of Lewisburg; one sister, Mary Rebka of Greenville; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. William "Bill" Schilling officiating. Burial was in Arlington Cemetery, Brookville. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Verona United Methodist Church. 

Myron R. Branson 
Myron R. Branson, 95, of Richmond, Ind., died Monday evening, Aug. 11, at Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond. 
Born June 10, 1902, in Preble County, he was the son of William G. and Viretta (Roberts) Branson. He graduated from West Elkton High School in 1919, and was a self-employed farmer in the Preble County area for 65 years. 
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Marie Branson; one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Bill White of Camden; two grandchildren, Russell White and wife Rhonda of Germantown, David White and wife Tracy of Somerville; two great-grandchildren, Erica and Tyler White; and several cousins. 
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Naomi (Albert) Branson, in 1958. 
Graveside services were Aug. 15 at Fairmound Cemetery, West Elkton, with the Rev. Joanna Scofield officiating. Memorial services were Sunday, Aug. 17, at Friends Fellowship Community. R.C. Nein and Sons-Limber Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements. 
Memorial contributions may be made to West Elkton Friends Church or to Friends Fellowship Community, 2030 Chester Blvd., Richmond, Ind. 

Charles M. Lamson 
Charles M. "Chuck" Lamson, 78, of New Paris, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind. 
Born May 4, 1919, in Akron, he was the son of George A. and Eleanor (McCleery) Lamson. He was a graduate of Bowling Green University and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was owner/operator of DeFederico's Lampost Restaurant in New Paris since 1982. 
Mr. Lamson was a former member of the New Paris Kiwanis Club, a member of the Elks in Richmond, Humboldt Lodge Free and Accepted Masons in Columbus and Clarence Teaford American Legion Post #360 in New Paris. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. 
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Eileen (Souders) Lamson; a daughter, Billi Jo Lamson of New Paris; a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Vicki Lamson of New Paris; three grandchildren, Hannah Moreton, Seth and Trevor Lamson; and two brothers, Don Lamson of Akron and Bob Lamson of Seattle, Wash. 
Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 16, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Military graveside services and burial were in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northwest Emergency Squad or to the Northwest Fire Department. 

Mavis P. Webb 
Mavis Pearl Webb, 75, of 605 S. Maple St., Eaton, died Friday afternoon, Aug. 15, at Heartland of Eaton after an extended illness. She had been a resident of Heartland since September 1992. 
Born Sept. 16, 1921, in Soddy, Tenn., she was the daughter of James and Ella (Cain) Roberts. She was a 1939 graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School and had been a volunteer at the Soldiers' Home and Children's Home. She was a member of the Eaton United Church of Christ. 
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Harold E. Webb; a son and daughter-in-law, Jon O. and Linda Webb of Eaton; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and seven sisters, Betha Higgins of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., Lavada Byrd of Ooltewah, Tenn., Lenora Parnell of Columbia, Tenn., Nellie Greenwood of Chattanooga, Tenn., Bernice Byrd of Jackson, Miss., Patricia Sully of Atlanta, Ga., and Vera Payne of Lexington, N.C. 
She was preceded in death by twin sons, Harold E. and Darold E. Webb, in 1943; a brother, Joel Dennis Roberts; and a sister, Emma Burdett. 
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, Soddy Daisy, Tenn. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery at Soddy Daisy, Tenn. Local arrangement were by Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel. 

Richard L. Shock
Richard L. Shock, 74, of Eaton, died Saturday, Aug. 16, at Grandview Hospital in Dayton after an extended illness. 
A native and lifelong resident of Preble County, he was born Aug. 10, 1923, the son of Leonard and Gertrude (Swerer) Shock. He was a retired service technician from Dayton Power & Light Co. after 40 years, was a licensed electrician and former chief of the Eaton Fire Department. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a member of the Eaton United Church of Christ and American Legion Post #215 of Eaton. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Alice "Dimple" (Ewing) Shock, on Jan. 11, 1993; and a sister, Doris Shock. 
Survivors include his mother, Gertrude Shock of Eaton; a son, Richard A. "Rick" Shock of Springfield, Ill.; two daughters, Patsy K. Shock and Sue A. Daily, both of Eaton; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jo Ann Kisling of Eaton and Evelyn Hale of Las Vegas, Nev.; nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Burial, with military graveside services by Preble County military units, will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Ohio, Miami Valley Chapter, 61-B S. Main St., Centerville, Ohio 45468. 

Mary E. Musgrave 
Mary E. "Betty" Musgrave, 70, of West Alexandria, died Saturday evening, Aug. 16, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. 
Born Dec. 30, 1926, in Costa, W. Va., she was the daughter of the Rev. Allan Francis and Elsie (Egly) Vinton. She graduated from Pikeville College in Kentucky, earned her bachelor of arts degree from Tusculum College in Greenville, Tenn., a master's degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Ill., and an associate of science degree from Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Ill. 
A retired registered nurse, she last worked at Randolph County Memorial Hospital in Pocahontas, Ark. She attended and served for six years as church organist for Trinity United Church of Christ in New Lebanon and formerly attended the First Brethren Church of West Alexandria. 
Survivors include her husband, Lee R. Musgrave, whom she married April 14, 1984; children, David A. Davidson and wife Suzan of San Clemente, Calif., Harriet Joy Frey and husband Carl P. of Chula Vista, Calif., and Cecil Elizabeth Davidson of Mission Valley, Calif.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 
Also surviving are brothers, Daniel C. Vinton of St. Louis, Mo., and Allan F. Vinton Jr.; sisters, Lois Byrom of Grand Junction, Colo., and Doris Nitecki of Chicago, Ill.; stepchildren, Christopher Lee Musgrave of Franklin, Thea M. Secrest of New Madison and Deborah L. Musgrave of Glendale, Ariz. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Rosalyn Louise Vinton. 
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Trinity United Church of Christ, 1830 W. Main St., New Lebanon, with Pastor William M. O'Dell officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, 3377 U.S. 35 East, West Alexandria. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria. 

Charles Brumbaugh 
Charles Brumbaugh, 69, formerly of Phillipsburg-Union Road, Phillipsburg, died Sunday, Aug. 17, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. 
He retired in 1975 as a custodian for the Northmont Schools. He was a member of the Potsdam Church of the Brethren. 
Survivors include his wife, Naomi (Geeting) Brumbaugh of Greenville; a son, Ron Brumbaugh of Brookville; daughters, Denise Henderson of Brookville and Karen Ranley of Minster; two grandsons; two granddaughters; a brother, Don Brumbaugh of Vandalia; and a sister, Marilyn Gorden of Pueblo, Colo. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, C. Russell and Gladys (Geeting) Brumbaugh. 
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Potsdam Church of the Brethren, Potsdam, with the Rev. Robert Kurtz officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery near Phillipsburg. Hale-Sarver Funeral Home, West Milton, is in charge of arrangements. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Potsdam Church of the Brethren building fund. 

Tura K. Grothaus 
Tura Katherine Grothaus, 82, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and formerly of Eaton, died Sunday, Aug. 17, at Columbia Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. 
Born Dec. 31, 1914, in Camden, she was the daughter of Henry and Ida Bell (Kritzen) Avery. She was a graduate of Camden High School. In her younger years, she served with the Cub Scouts and was a member of the library board at her children's school. She spent 43 years on the family farm outside Eaton, moving to Idaho Falls seven years ago. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Grothaus, in April 1978; several brothers and sisters. 
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Roger Harry and Janet Grothaus of Racine, Wis., Gary and Sharon Grothaus of Idaho Falls, Idaho; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a brother, Henry Avery of Richmond, Ind.; sisters, Mamie Ehrhardt Melton of Camden and Martha Dunkelburger of Richmond, Ind. 
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, followed by burial in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 


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