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Joseph W. Wilson
Joseph W. Wilson, 84, of Seven Mile, died Monday, Oct. 27, at the Butler County Care Facility.
Born Oct. 29, 1912, in Estill County, Ky., he was the son of John and Lenora (Hendricks) Wilson. He was the owner and operator of Wilson's Auto Body for 25 years.
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Carol (Hale) Wilson, whom he married in 1938; three daughters, Cynthia Buell of Eaton, Linda (Wayne) Simpson of Hamilton and Judy (Gary) Bowling of Seven Mile; one sister, Gladys (Floyd) Crank of Victorville, Calif.
Also surviving are six grandchildren, Billie Jo Bear, James Bear, Lori Jo Hubbard, Kristofer Simpson, Binni Sims and Shelley Couch; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Glen Wilson; five sisters, Bessie Rush, Edna Mathers, Geneva Mikesell, Barbara Ashbaugh and Grace Webb; and a grandson, David Bear.
Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 30, at Brown Dawson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Orville Roach officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Hamilton.

Dale Boger
Dale Boger, 72, died Sunday, Oct. 5, at his home in Beaver Falls, Pa. He was a former resident of Camden.
Survivors include his wife, Jean; a daughter; two sons; a sister, Katherine Boger Gabbard of Hamilton; and a brother, Eugene Boger of Lewisburg.
Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 9, in Beaver Falls, Pa.

Nora M. Proffitt
Nora Mae Proffitt, 85, of New Lebanon, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Harborside Care Center.
Born April 25, 1912, in Rockford, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late William and Maude (Purdy) Lee.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norville David Proffitt, on June 6, 1993; and brothers, Carl and Earl Lee.
Survivors include sons, Paul and wife Jerry Proffitt of New Lebanon, and Dan Proffitt of Clearwater, Fla.; daughters, Doris and husband Bill McIntosh, and Janet Neal, all of Germantown; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Vera Hoblet of Haslett, Mich., and Cleo Applegate of Okemos, Mich.; and a sister-in-law, Janette Lee of Michigan.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 1, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor Harold Ady officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society.

Everett L. Noe
Everett L. Noe, 82, of New Lebanon, died Thursday, Oct. 30, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.
Born June 20, 1915, in Irvine, Ky., he was the son of the late Louis and Louisa (Crider) Noe. He retired in 1975 from the Dayton Parks and Recreation Department after 25 years, had served in the CCC during World War II, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Fannie (Beckley) Noe, on Aug. 3, 1988; brothers, Ben, Grant and William Noe; sisters, Beverly Noe, Martha Jane Puckett and Lillie Mae Tipton.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Donald L. and Barbara Noe of West Alexandria, Wade A. and Anna Noe of Trotwood, and Dwight W. Noe of Dayton; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Jane and Arnold Smith of Centerville, Ohio, Anna C. and Billy D. Dennis of West Milton, Etta C. and Lloyd Kniceley Sr. of Quincy, Ohio, Frances A. and Jim Howard of West Alexandria; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 3, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Raymond Rothwell officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to area homeless shelters.

Jenrose James
Jenrose James, 86, of South Beech Street, Eaton, died Friday, Oct. 31, at Greenbriar Nursing Center after a two-year illness.
Born March 29, 1911, in Montgomery County, she was the daughter of Allen R. and Vernal (McMillen) Boomershine. She had been co-owner and operator of James Theaters in Eaton with her husband. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Eaton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Silas L. James, in 1983; and three brothers, Carl, Marl and Gale Boomershine.
Survivors include her caregiver and friend, Aunt Sue Cowgill; nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to one's favorite charity.

Charles Johnson
Charles Johnson, 64, of Little League Drive, Eaton, died Thursday, Oct. 30, in Palmetto, Fla.
Born Sept. 3, 1933, in Dayton, he was the son of Charles and Dorothy (Williams) Johnson. He was an accountant and owned his own business, Johnson-Lindner Bookkeeping, for 35 years. He was an avid musician and his band was well-known in this area.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Johnson of Dayton; a son, Charles "Chuck" Johnson and fiancee´ of Vandalia; four grandchildren, Randy, Amanda and Amber Johnson of Vandalia, and Brad (Krista) Johnson of West Alexandria; a great-grandchild, Seth Johnson of West Alexandria; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Shirley Johnson of West Alexandria; a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Jack Farmer of Freeport, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Dick Johnson.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 3, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Kenneth Vetter officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad or to the Miami Valley Hospital Burn Unit.

Edward E. Shaffer
Edward E. Shaffer, 74, of Eaton, died Friday, Oct. 31, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
Born Aug. 25, 1923, in Eaton, he was the son of John Alvie and Goldie Mae (Brenner) Shaffer. He retired in 1978 from Parker Hannifin Corp. and was a former employee at Mound Hill Union Cemetery. He was a life member of Eagles #2202 in Eaton.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Alta L. (Lawson) Shaffer; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward David and Tina L. Shaffer of Eaton; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon Jean and Richard H. Bach of New Carlisle, C. June and Tom Davis of Eaton; a brother, Harold L. Shaffer of Lewisburg; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ethel Anna Mae Shaffer in 1957; a grandson, Matthew David Shaffer in 1993; brothers, Alvie Shaffer, William H. Shaffer in 1975 and Leonard A. Shaffer in 1994; sisters, Helen Young in 1973 and Thelma Shaffer.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Gilmer Smith officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Ora McCloud
Ora (Amburgey) McCloud, 83, of New Lebanon, died Friday, Oct. 31, at Harborside Care Center in New Lebanon.
Born Jan. 16, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Emmanuel and Cora (Hammons) Amburgey, and came to Ohio in 1960. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Farmersville.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Betty C. and Curtis Moore of Garrett, Ky., Louise and Leonard Hoke of New Lebanon, Neta and Garold Sowder of Brookville, Pamela Brown of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Regina Gold of Dayton; a daughter-in-law, Janet McCloud of New Lebanon; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Haywood McCloud, on Sept. 2, 1996; sons, Arvus E., Dean and Phillip McCloud; brothers, Arnold, Earl and Elmer Amburgey; and sister, Beatrice Pence.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 3, at the First Baptist Church, Farmersville, with Pastor Tom Vorhis officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria. Barnes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Lebanon Rescue Squad or to the First Baptist Church of Farmersville.

Sarah J. Winglewich
Sarah Jane Winglewich, 76, of Germantown, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, Nov. 2.
Born Sept. 5, 1921, in Germantown, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Linda (Krause) Pressel. She was a member of St. Augustine Church of Germantown, and was a published poet and member of the American Poetry Society.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond L. Winglewich, whom she married on Aug. 2, 1947; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Sue and Gary Hager of New Lebanon, Cathy Ann and Randy Perry of Middletown; grandchildren, Randy (Misty) Perry Jr. and Michelle Perry; sister and brother-in-law, Lillian and Frank Bowser of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Pressel of Trotwood; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, 3377 U.S. 35 East, West Alexandria, with burial in Preble Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Germantown Rescue Squad.

Donald E. Ruby
Donald E. Ruby, 71, of Eaton, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
Born June 2, 1926, in Eldorado, he was the son of the late Earl and Nannie (Kelly) Ruby.
Survivors include his wife, Karen L. (Hammond) Ruby, whom he married in 1978; three children, Donald Ruby of Fremont, Ind., Karen Shindeldecker of Boca Raton, Fla., and Cathy Webb of Eaton; four stepchildren, James David Case, Billy Joe Addison, Michael Wayne Slusher and Richard Leon Addison, all of Indiana; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Walter Ruby of Eldorado and Bill Ruby of Tennessee; and a sister, Mary Thompson of Eaton.
Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association.

Charles B. Williams
Charles B. Williams, 71, of West Alexandria, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.
Born Jan. 31, 1926, in Tulsa, Okla., he was the son of the late Boyd and Sally (Faulbush) Williams. He retired in 1988 from the Trotwood-Madison Schools as a bus driver and custodian, and had previously worked for 27 years as a Dayton Yellow Cab driver. He was a founding member of Faith Chapel in Farmersville.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva L. (Tincher) Williams, whom he married Aug. 30, 1946; children, Ronald L. Williams of Brookville, Kay Mullins of Alabama, Janet Akers of Gratis, Charles Wayne Williams of Dayton, Pam Hughes of Trotwood, Robbie Williams of West Alexandria and Teresa Leach of Franklin.
Also surviving are 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Strauther Williams of Hamilton, Faye Cole of West Alexandria, Golda Mae Angel and Treva Scalf, both of Kentucky, Ruby Edmonds and Pat Maple, both of Hamilton.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 8, at Faith Chapel, Farmersville, with Pastor Charles Deaton officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.

Byron Utz
Byron Utz, 72, of South Main Street, Lewisburg, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.
Born July 10, 1925, in Montgomery County, he was the son of Raymond and Susan Maude (Johns) Utz. He had worked 20 years for NCR in Dayton and 10 years for the City of Eaton, having retired in 1987. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Brookville American Legion.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, La Donna Utz; three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Deborah Utz of Gadsden, Ala., Mike and Donna Utz of Brookville, Don and Jill Utz of West Alexandria; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Jerry Winkler of Eaton; six grandchildren, Sean and Kim Utz of Alabama, Kyle Utz, Jason Utz and Matt Griggs, all of West Alexandria, and Lance Turner of Brookville; and a brother, Deo Utz of Brookville.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 8, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Lowell Spencer officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit.

Larry O. King
Larry O. King, 50, of Camden, died Friday, Nov. 7 at Middletown Regional Hospital.
Born Feb. 25, 1947 in Oneita, Ky., he was the son of Roy and Virginia L King. He had lived in Camden for the past 46 years. He was employed as maintenance foreman at AK Steel Co., Middletown where he had worked for 32 years.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy King and a sister, Patricia King.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Charlene King; his mother, Virginia L. King of Somerville; a son, Larry King Jr. of Somerville; two daughters, Bernadette LeFevers and Kimberly (Doug) Haddix, both of Middletown; his grandmother, Amanda King of West Liberty, Ky.; two sisters, Oneata Johnson of Farmersville and Cheryl Logan of Middletown; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home, Middletown with the Rev. Charles Haney officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis.

Blanche M. Webb
Blanche May Webb, 83, formerly of 423 Sugar Valley Drive, Camden, died Saturday, Nov. 8 at Lebanon Country Manor, Lebanon.
Born Dec. 18, 1913 in Irvin Ky., she was the daughter of Owen and Eva Hendricks. She married Martin Webb May 2, 1931. He preceded her in death April 6, 1991.
Survivors include a son, David Webb of West Chester; two grandchildren, Danny Webb and Lois Ann Toler of Camden; and five great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Darrell Webb, Dec. 12, 1995; two brothers, Roy and Ed Hendricks; and one sister, Ethel Gaston.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the R.C. Nein & Sons-Limber Funeral Home, Willard Moss Jr. Memorial Chapel, 249 N. Main St., Camden, with the Rev. Lowell Lay officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.

Kathryn E. Lipps
Kathryn E. Lipps, 80, of 243 Marion Drive, Greenville, died Saturday, Nov. 8 at Heartland of Greenville after an extended illness.
Born Aug. 18, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Phares and Emma (Wertenbaker) Longanecker. She was a former member of the Castine Church of the Brethren. She had retired as a maid from the Siesta Motel, Eaton.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lester R. Lipps on Nov. 7, 1973, and a brother, William Longanecker.
Survivors include a sister, Margaret Strickler of New Madison; a half-brother, Benjamin Gallihugh of Fairfield; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Girton-Schmidt- Boucher Michael Chapel, West Manchester with the Rev. William M. Longanecker officiating. Burial was in Castine Cemetery.

Earl D. Davis
Earl D. Davis, 81, of 31 Dee Drive, New Paris, died Sunday, Nov. 9, at Reid Hospital, Richmond, Ind.
Born July 28, 1916 in Ossian, Ind., he was the son of Frank and Mary Davis Helblig. He was a retired electrician and lifetime member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was a World War II Army veteran, a charter member of American Legion Post 315, Richmond, Ind., member of 40 @ 8, Richmond, Ind., VFW Post 1108, Richmond, Ind. and Eagles Lodge 2202, Eaton.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Daniels Davis, who he married Sept. 25, 1965; one daughter, Rose Marie Jensen of Richmond, Ind.; three sons, Gary Milligan of Churubsco, Ind.; James E. Davis of Richmond, Ind. and Phillip E. Davis of Campbellsville, Ky; three stepdaughters, Patty Taylor, Carolyn Francis and Judy Richison, all of Eaton; one stepson, Danny Quinn of Eaton; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; 13 step-great grandchildren; four brothers, seven sisters; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, at Doan and Mills Funeral Home in Richmond, Ind. with the Rev. Lowell Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 5-8 p.m. where an Eagles Lodge Memorial Service will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne County Cancer Society, 1401 Chester Blvd., Richmond, Ind. 47374.

James E. Quinn
James E. Quinn, 76 of West Alexandria, died Sunday, Nov. 9 in Grandview Hospital, Dayton.
Born Dec. 3, 1920, he was the son of John and Ann (Huber) Quinn. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the South Pacific, and was a member of the Eaton National Guard. He was a member of the James E. Ryan Post #322 American Legion in West Alexandria.
Mr. Quinn was retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation in 1977 after 22 years. He was a former West Alexandria police chief, served on the village council and was a member of the Preble County Historical Society. He was also a member of the Preble and Ohio Genealogical Society and the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm. He had been a former bus drive for the West Alexandria schools. His family name was recently published in the Preble County Historical Book as one of the first families in Preble.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Phyllis L. (Suggs) Quinn of West Alexandria; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert A. and Debbie Quinn, also of West Alexandria; daughter and son-in-law, Susan R. and Robert Carico of Eaton; three grandchildren, James Lacey Quinn and his wife Amy of Texas, Robert Arlo Quinn of West Alexandria and Kathryn Kaylene Carico of Eaton; and one brother, John Robert Quinn of Dayton.
Military funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13 at Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Daniel Snider officiating. Visitors will also be welcomed to the family home following the funeral services. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Preble County Historical
Society or the the Aullwood Audubon Center.

Marie Spencer
H. Marie Spencer, 81, Lewisburg, died Saturday, Nov. 8, at Heartland of Eaton after an extended illness.
Born Jan. 12, 1916, in Laura to Harley and Gertha (Heckman) Beetley, Mrs. Spencer lived in Preble County since 1956. She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Lewisburg, and was retired licensed public accountant.
Survivors include husband Carleton, daughter Susan Keckler of Bright, Ind., son John Spencer of Torrance Ca., grandson Mike Keckler, granddaughter Michelle Rice, great-grandson Dustin Rice, brother Wilbur Beetley, West Milton, and various nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Spencer was preceded in death by a brother, Orville Beetley and one sister, Renea Conley.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, Lewisburg, with the Rev. David Justis officiating. Burial will be at Mote Cemetery, Phillipsburg. Friends are welcome to make memorial contributions to Calvary United Methodist Church, 208 West Dayton Street, Lewisburg. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, is in charge of arrangements.

Blanche P. Evans
Blanche P. Evans, 82, of 1811 S. 9th St., Richmond, Ind., died Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 11, at Reid Hospital after an extended illness.
Born Oct. 15, 1916, in Kentucky, she was the daughter of Harry D. and Jennie M. (Kirby) Gardiner. She had lived in the Preble County and Richmond areas all her life and had been a resident of Cherish Nursing Home in Richmond since 1988. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richmond.
Her husband, Christopher Evans, died in 1976.
Survivors include two sisters, Anna Katherine Pence of New Paris and Viola Pearl Maxel of Eldorado; a brother, Lloyd G. Gardiner of New Paris; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 15, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, with Dr. Joseph Baker officiating. Entombment was in Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, Ind.

Lee J. Owens Jr.
Lee J. "Doc" Owens Jr., 72, of New Paris, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, at his home.
A native and lifelong resident of New Paris, he was born Nov. 24, 1924, the son of Lee and Jennie Elizabeth (Ashbaugh) Owens Sr. He was a truck driver for Jones & Juday in New Paris, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Rosanna (Emrick) Owens; one son, Mark Owens of New Paris; one brother, William J. Owens of New Paris; and one sister, Thelma Snelling of New Paris.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Burton, in 1991.
Private funeral services were held at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, with the Rev. Don Boyer officiating. Burial was in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris. There was no public calling.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northwest EMS in New Paris.

Clifford W. Barker
Clifford W. Barker, 71, of Eaton, died Sunday, Nov. 16, following a lengthy illness.
Born Jan. 12, 1926, in Scott County, Va., he was the son of the late William E. and Gladys D. (Taylor) Barker. He retired from J.E. Parker Co. in 1989 after 45 years of service. Mr. Barker was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Eunice J. (Smith) Barker, whom he married Sept. 21, 1952; two sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Rita Barker of Beavercreek, and Robert and Donna Barker of Hamilton; six grandchildren, Samantha, Shaun, Robert, Michael, Brett and Clifford Barker; two brothers, George Barker of Eaton and Paul Barker of Laredo, Texas; and one sister, Vivian Barker of Eaton.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and James Barker.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, 3377 U.S. 35 East, West Alexandria, with Chaplain David Garman officiating. Burial will be in Preble Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Richmond or to the Eaton Emergency Squad.


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