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Mark A. Back
Mark Allen Back, 41, of Ocala, Fla., died Friday, Sept. 5, at his parents' home near LaPorte after a brief illness.
Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Back of Rosemount, Minn.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Back of LaPorte; two sisters, Sharon Miller of Singapore and Diana (Robert) Craig of Union; two brothers, Steve (Dee) Back of Camden and Mike (Debbie) Back of Dayton; numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins.
There will be no services.
Memorial contributions may be made to North Country Home Care and Hospice, 3525 Pine Ridge Ave. NW, Bemidji, Minn. 56601.

Rosetta H. Swaim
Rosetta H. Swaim, 82, of 637 Woodland Drive, Rockville, Ind., died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 8, at her home.
Born April 26, 1915, in Rockville, Ind., she was the daughter of Charles Clarence and Zula (Hixon) Harrison. She had served as deputy treasurer and later deputy auditor of Parke County for 10 years. She was the retired co-owner of Rockville Vault and Monument Company from 1952-1978.
Mrs. Swaim was a member of the Rockville First United Methodist Church, Estabrook Chapter DAR, Order of Eastern Star Chapter #177, Veteran of Foreign Wars Paul Taylor Post #1752, all in Rockville.
Her husband, whom she married on June 18, 1938, died Oct. 10, 1966. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Allen Harrison and Gerald Harrison.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Valena and Millard Clauss of Bremen, Ind., Paula and Bill Connerley of Eaton; three grandchildren, Leslie Davies, Lauren Davies and Jarrod Connerley; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 12, at Gooch Funeral Home, Rockville, Ind., with the Rev. Jack B. Steele officiating. Burial was in Memory Garden Cemetery, Rockville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rockville First United Methodist Church, 128 N. Market St., Rockville, Ind. 47872.

Ella M. Huffman
Ella May Huffman, 77, of Eaton, died Thursday, Sept. 11, at her home.
Born Oct. 14, 1919, in Miami County, Kan., she was the daughter of the late August and Marie K. (Knoche) Brocker, and had lived in Preble County since 1945. She had worked as a secretary at Westvaco Corp., retiring in 1985 after 28 years.
Mrs. Huffman was a member of the Eaton United Church of Christ, Eaton Senior Citizens and had worked with the Preble County Food Bank for 12 years.
Survivors include a daughter, Jane E. Sarver of Richmond, Ind.; a son, Neil M. Huffman of West Alexandria; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a sister, Lydia Suit of Merriam, Kan.; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, August Brocker, Gilbert Brocker, Roy Frank Brocker and Conrad Brocker; and two sisters, Katherine Lesino and Emelie Trollope.
Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 15, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. James W. Whitley officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton United Church of Christ.

Bryan A. Tabor
Bryan A. Tabor, 16, of Jamesway Drive, Eaton, died Friday, Sept. 12, as a result of an automobile accident.
He was born Jan. 6, 1981, in Dayton, and was a junior at Eaton High School. He was employed part-time at Trotwood Foodtown and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Eaton.
Survivors include his parents, Allen and Janet (Noble) Tabor of Eaton; two sisters, Leanna and Maleah Tabor of Eaton; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Tabor of West Alexandria; maternal great-grandmother, Marie Riege of West Alexandria; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Garney and Virginia Noble; and great-grandfather, Paul Riege.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the First Baptist Church, Eaton, with the Rev. Fred Hill officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.

Ellen Hogg
Ellen Hogg, 18, Wayne Trace Road, Eaton, died Friday, Sept. 12, as a result of an automobile accident.
She was born April 22, 1979 in Hamilton, and was a senior at Eaton High School. She was in the high school choir, was a member of the Eaton Church of the Nazarene and a member/secretary of the Nazarene Youth International.
Survivors include her parents, Bill and Linda Hogg of Eaton; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Jason and Leilani Hogg of West Alexandria and Adam Hogg, at home; a niece and nephew, Hannah and Jason Hogg of West Alexandria.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Mary Parker, and Steven and Eliza Hogg.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Limber Funeral Home/Willard Moss Jr. Memorial Chapel, 249 N. Main St., Camden, with Pastor Horton and Pastor Jan Winnale. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.

Mary G. Jordan
Mary G. Jordan, 81, of Jordan Road, West Alexandria, died Friday, Sept. 12, at Westview Acres Care Center in Eaton.
Born July 16, 1916, in Preble County, she was the daughter of Frank and Rosa (Geeting) House. She was a housewife most of her life and a member of Shiloh Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Jordan was preceded in death by her husband, Roy, in December 1996.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Bill Ruebush of West Alexandria; a son, Steven Jordan of West Alexandria; three grandchildren, Kristina, Amber and Tammie Ruebush, all of West Alexandria; two brothers, Lloyd House of Alabama and Martin House of Greenville; two sisters, Esther Taylor of Eaton and Betty Clark of Washington.
Four brothers, Ralph, Carl, Paul and Roy House; and two sisters, Margaret and Dorothy House, are also deceased.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Kenneth Vetter officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday.

Wilma R. Long
Wilma R. (Jarrett) Long, 76, of Lewisville, Texas, died Saturday, Sept. 13.
She was born March 22, 1921, in Webster, Ind., the daughter of William R. and Abbie (Wissler) Jarrett. She had lived in Lewisville, Texas, since 1984.
Survivors include her husband, Manford E. "Mike" Long, whom she married Dec. 21, 1940; one son, Roger K. Long of Centerville, Ohio; one daughter, Viki E. Wald of Lewisville, Texas; two granddaughters, Lisa Bass of Chicago, Ill. and Angie Spears of Greenwood, Ind., one grandson, Jesse M. Wald of Lewisville, Texas; five sisters, Rexeen A. Catron of Centerville, Ind., Loy Johnson of Eaton, Sylvia Conley of Hagerstown, Ind., Ila Lewis of Phoenix, Ariz., and Selma McGriff of Chino Valley, Ariz.; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Olin Jarrett and Lester Jarrett.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in Crown Hill Cemetery, Centerville, Ind., with the Rev. Phillip Johnson officiating. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Mills Funeral Home, Centerville, Ind.

Iris N. Jones
Iris N. Jones, 87, of Eaton, died Saturday, Sept. 13, at Garden Manor Extended Care in Middletown after an extended illness.
Born April 7, 1910, in Butler County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Pearl (Boomershine) Welsh, and had lived in Preble County most of her life.
She received a business degree from Miami Jacobs Business College, Dayton. Mrs. Jones was member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Eaton; Gleaners Chapter #182, Order of Eastern Star, West Alexandria; and Omicron Sigma Sorority, Eaton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph N. Jones, in November 1980; a brother, William Welch; and a sister, Mildred Schlechty.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Walter Betscher of Hamilton; a grandson, Joseph Betscher of Eaton; a brother, Cecil Welsh of Dayton; and a sister, Jane Anson of Eaton.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with Dr. Phillip D. Malone officiating. Calling hours will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, Eaton.

Catherine A. Gauntt
Catherine A. Gauntt, 88, of Eaton, formerly of 1131 Park Ave., Troy, died Sunday, Sept. 14, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
Born April 14, 1909, in Camden, N.J., she was the daughter of George and Hellen (Atkinson) Robinson. She had been a resident of Heartland of Eaton for the past two years.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Baker of New Paris, Edith Grosz of Tipp City and Earline Sizemore of West Manchester; two sons, Earl Rube of Texas and Paul Rube of Philadelphia, Pa.; a sister, Teresa Sipalones of New Jersey; 22 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Joe Armstrong, in 1996; five sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, 109 W. Main St., with the Rev. Verl Light officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg. The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. on Thursday. at the funeral home.

Audrey M. Schiml
Audrey M. Schiml, 78, of West Alexandria, died Monday, Sept. 15, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
Born July 2, 1919, in Bristol, Va., she was the daughter of Corbin and Iva Dell (Turner) Rust. She was a 1937 graduate of Eaton High School, and had been a sales clerk at McFall Furniture in Eaton for many years. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Eaton, and the Buckeye Model A Ford Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn R. Beane, in 1978; a daughter, Nancy Lee Schmidt, in 1961; and a sister, Bonnie Christopher, in 1993.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph E. Schiml; a son, Michael J. Schmidt of Eaton; a daughter, Carol Wigger of Salt Lake City, Utah; a sister, Berdyne Michael of Camden; a brother, Garnett Rust of Camden; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, 220 E. Main St., with Dr. Phillip D. Malone officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad or to St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Lois A. Simpson
Lois Ann Simpson, 40, of 9166 Dorothy Drive, New Paris, died Monday evening, Sept. 22, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
Born Jan. 12, 1957, at Ft. Riley, Kan., she was the daughter of Finley and Sudie (Laswell) Hensley, and was a 1975 graduate of Richmond High School. She was a supervisor at Landis Plastics in Richmond from 1987-1992, and for the past five years had worked at Neaton Auto Products in Eaton as a group leader.
Survivors include her husband of 14 years, David A. Simpson; two sons, Jarad Luke Simpson and Jesse Ian Simpson, both at home; one sister, Cathy Isaacs of Richmond, Ind.; one brother, Douglas Dean Hensley of South Bend, Ind.; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 26, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, with the Rev. Reggie Osborne officiating. Burial was in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northwest Emergency Squad or to the Preble County Heart Fund.

James Clark
James Clark, 70, of West Alexandria, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind., following an extended illness. He was a former resident of Hamilton.
Born Dec. 24, 1926, in Butler County, he was the son of the late Frank and Laura (McWharter) Clark. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II in Occupied Japan.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva (Doyle) Clark, whom he married in 1946 in Nicholasville, Ky.; five children and their spouses, Jack Clark and wife Doris of Camden, Dianne Oliver and husband Paul of West Alexandria, Rick Clark and wife Kathy of Eaton, Brenda Black and husband Joe, Donna Henson and husband Fred, all of Camden; 19 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Eliva Ivers and Goldie Baily, both of Hamilton, and Josephine Gross of Manchester, Ky.
Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 26, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor Harold Paul Combs officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens.

Elizabeth H. Kelley
Elizabeth Helen Kelley, 88, of 7684 Gettysburg Road, New Paris, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Golden Rule Nursing Center in Richmond, Ind., after an extended illness.
Born Sept. 3, 1909, in Liberty, Ind., she was the daughter of Alonzo and Martha (Mitchell) Rile. She had lived most of her life in Richmond after graduating from Miami University in 1933. She co-owned Specialty Record Shop in Richmond for 33 years with her husband, sister and brother-in-law. She was a staff writer for Senior Life magazine, and was known for her articles on birds and nature.
Mrs. Kelley was a member of numerous civic organizations and was active with the youth at Bethel AME Church and Townsend Community Center. She was also a member of the Presbyterian Church of New Paris and its Westminster Guild.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Harold B. Kelley; a daughter, Marilyn A. Dowdell of Yellow Springs; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a nephew.
She was preceded in death by a son, Harold W. Kelley; a sister, Mary Ina Bass; and brother-in-law, Henry R. Bass.
A memorial service will be announced later. Patterson Funeral Home, Richmond, Ind., is in charge of arrangements.

George E. Peffly Jr.
George E. Peffly Jr., 85, formerly of 1624 Eaton-Lewisburg Road, Eaton, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.
Born Aug. 22, 1912, in Germantown, he was the son of George Earl and Ida Mae (Hamilton) Peffly Sr. He had worked for NCR in Dayton for 17 years, was owner/operator of Congress lanes from 1953-1966, and retired from Auto Valve, Inc. in 1980 after 14 years.
Mr. Peffly. was a 50-year member of Bolivar Lodge #82 F&AM in Eaton; a 50-year member of Eaton Chapter #22; a 50-year member of Preble Council #135; a 50-year member Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton; a 50-year member of Eastern Star and past worthy patron of Gleaners Chapter #182 OES, and a member of Wolf Creek Rod and Gun Club.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Viola W. (Loy) Peffly; two sons and daughter-in-law, Walter E. and Laveda Peffly Sr. and Robert E. Peffly, all of Eaton; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward, Arthur and Forrest Peffly; and a grandson, Donald W. Peffly, in 1978.
Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 29, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with Pastor Gary Wood officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad.

Cecille A. Alley
Cecille A. Alley, 94, of 400 S. Main St., Lewisburg, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 24, at Maria-Joseph Living Care Center in Dayton after an extended illness.
Born Sept. 15, 1903, in Hillsdale, Kan., she was the daughter of George G. and Lavina (Jenkins) Wilmore. She was a life member of the First United Church of Christ in Lewisburg, and a member of Rebekah Lodge in Eaton.
Her husband, Charles H. "Bill" Alley, died in November 1975.
Survivors include a son, Robert C. Alley of Lewisburg; a daughter, Betty Niswonger of Kettering; five grandchildren, Mary Lynn Zupan, Susan Alley, Ryan Alley, Amy Smith and Steven Niswonger; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 27, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. Michael McDonald officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg.

Sandra Deaton
Sandra "Kay" Deaton, 57, of 115 Mattis Drive, Lewisburg, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 24, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton after an extended illness.
Born June 19, 1940, in Hancock County, Ohio, she was the daughter of Frank and Ellen (Oman) Zoll Jr. She had lived in Lewisburg since 1960, was one of the founding members of the Lewisburg Emergency Squad, and had worked for the Village of Lewisburg for over 20 years. She was a Cub Scout den mother, a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, and the Preble County and Hancock County 4-H clubs.
Survivors include her husband, Jim A. Deaton; four sons, Daniel Deaton of Wilmington, Eric Deaton of Dayton, James Deaton of Xenia and Donald Deaton of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; one daughter, Sandra "Sandy Jo' Miller of Lewisburg; two sisters, Roger Zoll of Kalkaska, Mich., and Bill Zoll of Rawson, Ohio; one sister, Judy Thomas of McLean, Va.; seven grandchildren, Joshua Magill, Cassie and Jonathan Conley, Bobby, Susan, Melissa and Benjamin Deaton.
Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 27, at Memorial United Methodist Church, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Dave Justis and the Rev. Jon Thomas officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit.

Glenna M. Moore
Glenna Mae Moore, 66, of 228 S. Maple St., Eaton, died Thursday, Sept. 25, at her home after a two-year illness.
Born July 18, 1931, in Gratis, she was the daughter of the late Medford and Julie Cathrin (Flora) Waggoner, and had lived in Preble County most of her life. She was a member of Eaton Baptist Temple.
Survivors include her husband, William Elbert Moore; two daughters, Barbara Todd of Eaton and Linda Duncan of Dewitt, Mich.; three sons, William Moore, Jim Moore and Chris Moore, all of Eaton; eight grandchildren, Tammi Zupan, Misty Taylor, Holly Sandifer, Jennifer Moore, Rebecca Moore, Stephanie Moore, Brent Duncan and Steven Moore; four great-grandchildren, Derick Taylor, Dylan Taylor, Caleb Sandifer and Hannah Sandifer; two brothers, Roy Waggoner of Abiquiu, N.M., and Orville Waggoner of West Alexandria; nieces and nephews.
A brother, Everett Waggoner, is deceased.
Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 29, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Lowell T. Spencer officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis St., Middletown, Ohio 45044.

Kathryn Longshore
Kathryn Longshore, 77, of 111 Leatherman Drive, Eaton, died Thursday morning, Sept. 25, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
Born April 7, 1920, in Ashland, Ky., she was the daughter of Worthy and Ethel (McPeek) Stewart. She was a member of the First Church of God of Germantown, where she also retired after 47 years as the church's custodian.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, John B. Longshore; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Harold Geeting of Eaton; grandchildren, Matthew Geeting of Dayton, Amy Howard and husband Fred of Camden; a great-granddaughter, Bree Anne Geeting of Eaton; aunt, Mae Williams of Middletown; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; and cousins.
Graveside services were Sunday, Sept. 28, at Preble Memory Gardens, with Pastor Woodard officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Germantown First Church of God, or to the Eaton or Germantown Emergency Squads.

Genevieve E. Thomas
Genevieve E. Thomas, 82, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Sept. 25.
She retired from Ledex Corporation where she had worked as a machine operator, and worked for many years at the Blue Bird Bakery. She was a longtime member of Missionary Baptist Church in Lewisburg.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Edward Thomas; son and daughter-in-law, Jesse and Maxine Walsh of Dayton; granddaughter and husband, Denise and Robert Lewis of Dayton; grandsons and spouses, Jesse and Diane Walsh of Dayton, Steve and Tammy Walsh of Lewisburg.
Also surviving are seven great-grandchildren, Bryan and Benjamin Lewis, Melissa, Nicole and Jessica Walsh, Justin and Jeremy Everett; a brother, Brady Russell of Arizona; niece and nephews; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
She was preceded in death by her son, Ellis Jack Walsh; and two sisters, Hazel Bennett and Alberta Parks.
Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 29, at Kindred Funeral Home, Englewood, with the Rev. George Pennington officiating. Burial was in Royal Oak Memorial Gardens, Brookville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton.

Treva E. Sams
Treva Eileen (Head) Sams, 72, of Dayton, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, following an extended illness.
She was retired from Inland Manufacturing, Vandalia plant.
Survivors include a son, Harry "Bo" Sams of West Milton; five daughters, Shirley Lynch of New Paris, Alice Blakemore of Michigan, Pamela Miller of Wisconsin, Beverly Layman of Miamisburg and Karla Bowman of Kentucky; three sisters, Jackie Harper and Edith Burrus, both of Dayton, and Anna Hall of Lima; a brother, Earl Head of California; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Golden N. and Margaret L. (Stoolman) Head; and a son, Roy Sams.
Graveside services were Monday, Sept. 29, at Royal Oak Memorial Gardens, Brookville, with the Rev. Vernon Ware officiating. Kindred Funeral Home, Englewood, was in charge of arrangements.

Willard L. Mann
Willard L. Mann, 73, of New Paris, died Saturday, Sept. 27, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
Born Nov. 21, 1923, in New Paris, he was the son of George Leslie and Stella E. (Braughton) Mann. Mr. Mann was self-employed with Mann's General Hauling, and was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edith P. (Burton) Mann, in 1963; and a brother, Charles Dean Mann, in 1985.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Edna P. (Veach) Mann; a sister, Marilyn J. (Mann) Oakley of Harlan, Ky.; aunts, Nancy Pennington of Aberdeen, Ohio, and Clara Patterson of New Lebanon; a sister-in-law, Josephine Mann of Richmond, Ind.; four nephews and one niece; and several cousins.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Guard officiating. Burial was in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northwest Emergency Squad, New Paris.

Betty Lou Parks
Betty Lou (Nuse) Parks, 70, of 5574 Eaton-Gettysburg Road, Eaton, died Saturday, Sept. 27, at Heartland of Eaton after an extended illness.
Born Aug. 31, 1927, in Brookville, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Ruth (Shumaker) Nuse, and had lived in Preble County all her life. She was a retired seamstress from Clifton Uniform Shirt Co., and a member of the Lutheran Church and Eaton Grange #2250.
Her husband, Ray M. Parks, died Oct. 15, 1974.
Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey M. Parks of Greenville and Robert Allen Parks of Eaton; two daughters, Cornelia Esther Koeller of Eaton and Wray Jean Williams of Gratis; four grandchildren, Jeremiah Parks, Morgan Williams, Hannah Koeller and Mikayla Williams; a brother, John Nuse of West Alexandria; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Roscoe Nuse and Dale Nuse; and a sister, Martha Marker.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Jerry A. Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. The family will receive friends from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Eaton Medical Transport, Inc., 890 S. Barron St., Eaton, Ohio 45320.

Ruth A. Robey
Ruth A. Robey, 77, of Dayton, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Hospice of Dayton.
Born June 28, 1920, in Eaton, she was the daughter of John Ambrose and Susan T. (Gibbins) Conrad. She had worked for L.M. Prince Company and American Aggregates in Dayton and attended Emmanuel Catholic Church in Dayton.
Survivors include a son, Gary Baker of New Jersey; a brother, James F. Conrad of Dayton; three sisters, Mary K. Conrad of Dayton, Sarah F. and Esther L. Conrad, both of Hollywood, Fla.; two grandsons, Kevin and Vincent Baker; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Carson and Margaret Conrad; and two brothers, Carl and William E. Conrad.
Memorial Mass will be at noon Friday, Oct. 3, at Visitation Catholic Church, 407 E. Main St., Eaton, with Father Thomas Fitzsimmons officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton.

Lou Ellen Hall
Lou Ellen Hall, 83, formerly of Woodale Drive, Eaton, died Monday, Sept. 29, at Heartland of Eaton after an extended illness.
Born Dec. 25, 1913, in Wayneburg, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Forch "Bud" and Ida (Morgan) Eubanks, and had lived in Eaton since 1987. She became a Christian at an early age and was active in her church until her health deteriorated.
Her husband, Percy Hall, died April 3, 1991. She was also preceded in death by a son, David C. Hall; and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Donald C. and BO Hall of Eaton; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Selma Smyth of North Hampton, Mass.; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Charles Smith officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Miami Valley Chapter, 3797 Summit Glen Drive, Suite 100, Dayton, Ohio 45449; or to Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis St., Middletown, Ohio 45044.


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