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Emma Patrick

Emma Patrick, 71, of 303 N. Spring St., New Paris, died Monday morning, Jan. 11, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind., after an extended illness.

Born March 25, 1927, in Honaker, Ky., she was the daughter of Johnny and Rhoda (Harvery) Kidd and stepfather, Frank Kidd. She retired in 1983 as a cook for the C.R. Coblentz School District. Mrs. Patrick was a member of the New Paris Church of Christ, the Preble County Democratic Club, and was an active bowler.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, James W. Patrick; a son and daughter-in-law, James R. and Barbara Patrick of New Paris; a daughter and son-in-law, Sondra and Jon Anderson of New Paris; three brothers, Frank Kidd Jr. of Dana, Ky., Truman Kidd of Honaker, Ky., and Russell B. Kidd of Herold, Ky.; three sisters, Birchie Case of New London, Ohio, Oval Bolen and Oma Ricer, both of Willard, Ohio; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Burley Kidd, in 1982, and Earmel Kidd, in 1962; a sister, Annie Bolen, in 1998; and a great-granddaughter, Melissa Plyley, in 1994.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 15, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, with the Rev. Don Boyer officiating. Burial was in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris.

Lottie Brubaker

Lottie Brubaker, 90, of Quaker Trace Road, West Alexandria, died Monday, Jan. 11, at her home.

Born Sept. 24, 1908, in Montgomery County, she was the daughter of George and Meda (Gephart) Bowser.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira, in 1987; three bothers, Charlie Bowser, Harley Bowser and Raymond Bowser; two sisters, Orpha Bowser and Edna Shell; and a great-great-grandchild, Denton Lee Brubaker.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Yvonne Brubaker of West Alexandria; a daughter and son-in-law, Wilma Jean and Richard Garber of Eaton; a sister, Treva Aukerman of Brookville; a foster daughter, Monetta Crow of Texas; nine grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

A prayer service was held at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, on Saturday, Jan. 16, followed by funeral services at the Upper Twin Old German Baptist Church, West Alexandria, officiated by the Upper Twin Ministers. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis.

Terry L. Ritchie

Terry L. Ritchie, 51, of 2027 Woodbriar Loop North, Lakeland, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 14, at her home.

She was born Oct. 17, 1947, in Camden. She moved to Florida from Jackson, Ky., in 1982, and was a nurse for the Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She worked as a liaison with diabetics, was a Baptist by faith, and was active in several bowling leagues.

Survivors include her husband, John P. Ritchie; her father, Thomas Dane of Camden; a daughter, Heather A. Ferrer of Lakeland, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Terrie L. Pereze of Las Vegas, Nev.; stepsons, John P. Ritchie Jr. of Jackson, Ky., Brent J. Ritchie of Winchester, Ky., and Thomas L. Ritchie of Aurora, Ohio.

Also surviving are two sisters, Sandra Rose of Camden and Brenda Schroder of Phoenix, Ariz.; four brothers, Phillip, Mark, Scott and Brent Dane, all of Eaton; six grandchildren; a half sister, Roselee Caudlee; and a half brother, John Dane.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 16, at her home in Lakeland. Choice Cremation and Funeral Care, Lakeland, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Good Shepherd Hospice, P.O. Box 7129, Winter Haven, Fla. 33883-7129.

Ruby L. Arnold

Ruby L. Arnold, 87, of Eaton-Lewisburg Road, Lewisburg, died Thursday, Jan. 14, at the home of her niece.

Born Feb. 15, 1911, in Lexington, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Roland Henry and Annie Belle (Baker) Arnold. She had lived in Preble County since 1993.

Survivors include nieces, Phyllis M. Edwards of Lewisburg, Connie Arnold and Peggy Brown, both of Kentucky; nephews, Kenneth Early of Covington, Ky., and Douglas Early of Kentucky; several other nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 16, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Lowell T. Spencer officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria.

Ivan D. Lawson

Ivan Delano Lawson, 60, of Camden, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.

Born July 15, 1938, in Big Woods, Ky., he was the son of Jesse and Verona Lawson. He graduated from Middletown High School in 1956 and from Miami University in 1960. He worked at AK Steel Corporation in Middletown for 29 1/2 years.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis (Cox) Lawson, whom he married Aug. 27, 1960, in Middletown; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Teresa Lawson; a daughter and son-in-law, Marci and John Skrzypczak; three grandchildren, Alexandra Lawson, Luke Lawson Skrzypczak and Emily Lawson Skrzypczak; six brothers and sisters, Kathleen (Ray) Jones, Virgie Price and Elvin (Rosemary) Lawson, all of Middletown, Bernice Stacy of Bellevue, Wash., Owen Lawson of Owensboro, Ky., and Delmond (Toni) Lawson of Fort White, Fla.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 16, at Camden United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jackie Marshall officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden. R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements.

Gearold D. Allen

Gearold Dean Allen, 88, of Dayton, died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 2, at his home.

Born July 26, 1910, in Allen County, Ohio, he was the son of Hansen and Viola (Shock) Allen. He resided in Preble County for several years, then moved to Dayton where he was employed by DP&L until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine (Favenger) Allen, in 1986.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Robert Smith of Winchester, Ky.; a sister, Goldie Webb of Camden; two nieces, Betty Rucker of Oxford and Carol Rader of Camden.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Terrebinski Funeral Home, Tipp City.

Pamela J. Hawley

Pamela J. Hawley, 45, of 119 N. Main St., Lewisburg, died Thursday, Jan. 14, at Hospice of Dayton after an extended illness.

Born Aug. 19, 1953, in Montgomery, Ala., she was the daughter of Jarrell and Peggy (Troxel) Osborne.

Survivors include her soul mate, Robert DeBoo of Lewisburg; two sons, Scott Hawley and Michael Hawley, both of Clayton; a daughter, Robin Nuse of Lewisburg; two granddaughters, Madison and Ellie Nuse of Lewisburg; her former husband, Michael Hawley Sr. of Clayton.

Also surviving are her stepmother, Sally Osborne of Beavercreek; three brothers, Jeff Osborne of West Milton, Jack Leet of Beavercreek and John Leet of Middletown; three sisters, Lynn Aunspaw of Miamisburg, Lori VanTine of Pleasant Hill and Diane Leet of Tipp City; and an aunt, Geneva Gray of Beavercreek.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, 411 N. Commerce St., with Lynn Schlobig officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton.

Gayle E. Gullion

Gayle E. "Buzz" Gullion, 76, of Eaton (Lakengren), died Friday, Jan. 15, at Heartland of Eaton. He was a former resident of Ft. Wayne and Yorktown, Ind.

Born Oct. 11, 1922, in North Platte, Neb., he was the son of Everett J. and Bessie (Eggers) Gullion, and had lived in Preble County since 1980. He was a retired project sales manager for Hughes Bechtol Heating and Ventilating in Dayton. Mr. Gullion was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of Sugar Valley United Methodist Church, Lakengren Dragons, Lakengren bridge, euchre and pinochle clubs, and was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie J. (Arnold) Gullion, whom he married Dec. 15, 1945; a daughter, Sherrie L. Lewis of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; his mother, Bessie Eggers of North Platte, Neb.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Don and Ray Gullion of North Platte, Neb.; sisters, Irene McNeal of North Platte, Neb., and Bonnie Benningfield of Indianapolis, Ind.; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Everett J. Gullion; sons, Dennis and Gary Gullion; and a brother, Glen Gullion.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Jean S. Holmes officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at D.O. McComb & Sons-Maplewood Funeral Home, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Graveside services will follow, with the Rev. Herman Surber officiating, in River View Cemetery, Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sugar Valley United Methodist Church, 3022 Camden-Sugar Valley Road, Eaton, Ohio 45320; or to the Lakengren Dragons, 210 Norwegian Drive, Eaton, Ohio 45320.

Carl A. White

Carl A. White, 69, formerly of Concord Road, Eaton, died Saturday morning, Jan. 16, at Carlisle Manor Nursing Home in Franklin after an extended illness.

Born Jan. 22, 1929, in Patriot, Ind., he had been a Dixon Township (Preble County) farmer. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953.

Survivors include his wife, Marian (Schaefer) White; two sons, Roy White of Columbus and Thomas White of Hayes, Kan.; and a daughter, Tammy White of Eaton.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gary L. White, in October 1977.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, 220 E. Main St., with the Rev. Daniel E. Snider officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Fund -- Preble County Unit.

Mina Lamm

Mina Lamm, 91, of Eaton, died Saturday, Jan. 16, at Heartland of Eaton.

Born June 27, 1907, in Lafayette, Ind., she was the daughter of Herman and Pearl (Cadwalter) Kesson. She married Chester A. Lamm on April 19, 1924.

Survivors include two daughters, Norma Long of Mansfield and Bernice (Gean) Harris of Fairfield; one son, John Lamm of Eaton; eight grandchildren, Linda Smithberger, Kevin Long, David Doans, Rick Doans, Cathy Ditmeyer, Douglas Harris, Gregory Harris and Marylin Partlow.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and a daughter, Dorothy.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family at R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.

Gilbert Robertson

Gilbert Robertson, 83, died Monday, Jan. 18, at Woodland Country Manor near Somerville.

Born July 25, 1915, in Tejes, Ky., he was the son of Hugh and Minerva (Abner) Robertson. He was employed by the Second National Bank and by the Hamilton Journal for many years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and a member of the Camden Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Ellen (Depew) Robertson, whom he married Nov. 18, 1939, in Hamilton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Preston and Victoria Robertson of Jacksonburg, Gilbert Jr. and Beverly Robertson of Camden, David and Debbie Robertson of Hamilton; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Preston Robertson of Tejes, Ky.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John Robertson; and two sisters, Lulie Allen and Rose Walker.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, 249 N. Main St., Camden, with the Rev. Marvin Hocker officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park near Trenton.

N. Elizabeth Landis

N. Elizabeth Landis, 88, of 45 W. Main St., Phillipsburg, died Monday afternoon, Jan. 18, at the home of her care giver, Barbara Ryan.

Born April 11, 1910, in Covington, Ohio, she was the daughter of Jesse W. and Nellie C. (Hill) Ditmer. Mrs. Landis had lived most of her life in Darke, Miami and Montgomery counties. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Ted H. Landis, in 1984; a son, Gale Landis, in 1987; a son-in-law, Jim Harshbarger, in 1996; a sister, Loretta Oden, in 1998; and a brother, Robert Ditmer, in 1998.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ted R. Sr. and Thelma Landis of Brookville; two daughters and son-in-law, E. Joan and Gerald Huffman of Brookville and Ruth Harshbarger of Lexington, S.C.; a sister, June Deeter of Troy; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, 411 N. Commerce St., with the Rev. Russell Kimmerly officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Clayton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of the Miami Valley.

Verna Miller

Verna Miller, 87, formerly of West Alexandria, died Monday, Jan. 18, at Heartland of Eaton.

Born Sept. 5, 1911, in Union County, Ind., she was the daughter of Francis Albert and Rosa F. (Gard) John.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy H. Miller, whom she married April 1, 1930; her parents; and a sister, Ethel Marie Minnick.

Survivors include two sons, and daughters-in-law, William and Myrna Miller of Englewood, James and Sandy Miller of West Alexandria; six grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and her twin sister, Verla Walters of Tampa, Fla.

Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 21, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, with Pastor Fred Hill officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis.

Rosemary H. Wilson

Rosemary H. Wilson, 68, of Eaton, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 19, at Franciscan Medical Center in Dayton following a lengthy illness.

Born Feb. 1, 1930, in Youngstown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph M. and Marguerite (Welch) Hughes. She moved to Preble County from Youngstown in 1964 and had been a resident of Eaton for the past 18 years. She was actively associated with the Set Free Ministries in Medway.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Martin and Jack R. Hughes; and two sisters, Edna Robinson and Eleanor Hughes.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Donald Wilson, whom she married Oct. 5, 1957; sons, Robert Wilson of Eaton, Martin Wilson of Richmond, Ind., and James Wilson and wife Judy of Hartford, Ky.; a daughter, Marguerite "Peggy" Wilson of Eaton; grandchildren, Micah, Roseanna, Shauna, Monica, Elizabeth and Megan; sisters, Theresa Evans of Ellerton, Fla., and Mary Grace Ragan of Kissimmee, Fla.; and other relatives.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 23, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Charles Hawkins and the Rev. Denver Jewell officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Charles D. Legg

Charles D. Legg, 59, of Dade City, Fla., died recently.

Born Feb. 3, 1939, in Vincennes, Ind., he moved to Dade City 21 years ago from Vero Beach, Fla. He was a light equipment operator for the Dade City Water Treatment Department, and was a member of the White Chapel Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Marolyn "Willie" Legg; two daughters, Sherry Harrington of Plattsville, Ala., and Brenda Thompson of Chatsworth, Ga.; six sons, Jimmy Legg, Dawaine Legg and Chuck Legg, all of Vero Beach, Fla., Ronald Legg of Jacksonville, Fla., James Williams of Chatsworth, Ga., and Roger Williams of St. Augustine, Fla.; a sister, Linda Harris of Eaton; 20 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Oma A. Legg Keehner; his father, Harry O. Legg; a sister, Thelma M. Elwood; and a brother, Lloyd E. Legg.

Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 17, at Oakley Funeral Home, Dade City, Fla.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando, Fla.

Clara A. Francis

Clara A. Francis, 81, of West Court Street, West Alexandria, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Born March 22, 1917, she was the daughter of Millard and Ruth (Unger) Buckingham. She had worked as a supervisor at McCall Corporation in Dayton for many years. Mrs. Francis was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in West Alexandria, the Moose Lodge in Miamisburg, the Preble County Senior Citizens and the New Lebanon Senior Citizens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Francis, in 1984; her parents; and a brother, Charles Unger Buckingham.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Bill J. and Betty Smith of Tipp City, John M. and Karen Smith of Norfolk, Va., David E. and Kris Smith of Aurora, Ind.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Gene Carter, Sue and Don Brunk, all of New Lebanon; 26 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lois Jean Smith of Eaton; and a stepson, Dick Francis of Eaton.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 23, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Daniel Snider and the Rev. Verl Light officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria.

Frank O. Finney

Frank O. Finney, 87, of West Alexandria, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

Born July 13, 1911, in Dayton, he was the son of Florence Finney. He had retired in 1975 from the Preble County Highway Department, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of James E. Ryan Post #322 American Legion and the Veteran of Foreign Wars in Brookville.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Finney; two sons, Frank Finney of Centerville, Ohio, and Douglas Finney of Eaton; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 24, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Robert French officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria.

Rose F. Cullers

Rose F. Cullers, 91, formerly of Eaton, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Brethren's Home in Greenville, where she had been a resident for the past four years.

Born Feb. 19, 1907, in Eaton, she was the daughter of Joseph and Carmella (Detilla) Trantanella. She had worked at the Indianapolis Glove Company in Eaton, and was a member of Visitation Catholic Church in Eaton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Cullers Sr., in 1980; a son, William H. Cullers Jr., in 1929; brothers, August "Gus" Trantanella, in 1956, and Anthony Trantanella, in 1921; two sisters, Philipena Longo, in 1980, and Josephine M. Schilling, in 1986; and a grandson, Matthew Scott Cullers, in 1992.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, James W. and Alice W. Cullers of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Eugene and Katherine Cullers of Greenville; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Jane and James Davis of Tucson, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Mass was Saturday, Jan. 23, at Visitation Catholic Church, Eaton, with the Rev. Thomas Fitzsimmons officiating. A Rosary service was held Friday evening following visitation at the funeral home. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Darke County.

Wilma E. Shock

Wilma E. Filley Shock, 84, of Eaton, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, at her home after a recent illness.

Born June 28, 1914, in Lawrence County, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Worthington and Clemmetine (Stephens) Emmons, and had lived in Preble County most of her life.

Mrs. Shock retired in 1975 after 32 years at General Motors Corporation in Dayton. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Preble County Widows-Widowers and the Inland Retirees Club, and had been a Red Cross volunteer for many years.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Shock; a daughter and son-in-law, Judith E. and John L. Hacker of Eaton; two granddaughters, Veneta (Deron) McEldowney and Dina (Jeff) Zepernick; a great-granddaughter, Angela Rust; a stepdaughter, Virginia Katzenmier of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; two step-grandchildren; a brother, Charles W. Emmons of Vernon Hills, Ill.; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Homer E. Filley, on March 14, 1975; and a half brother, Edward Watts.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 23, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Suzanne Dillahunt officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Program, c/o Reid Hospital, Richmond, Ind.; or to Grace Lutheran Church, Eaton.

Terry L. Ritchie

Terry L. Ritchie, 51, of 316 S. Eastside Drive, Lakeland, Fla., died of cancer Thursday, Jan. 14, at her home.

Born Oct. 17, 1947, in Hamilton, she was the daughter of Thomas and Phyllis (Wysong) Dane. She was a 1965 graduate of Eaton High School and a 1966 graduate of Reid Hospital School of Nursing in Richmond, Ind., with an LPN degree. She had lived in the Dayton/Xenia area and worked at Miami Valley Hospital before moving to Jackson, Ky.

In 1982, she moved to Florida and was a nurse for the Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She worked as a liaison with diabetics, was a Baptist by faith, and was active in several bowling leagues.

Survivors include her husband, John P. Ritchie, whom she married Jan. 18, 1969; her father, Thomas Dane of Camden; a daughter and son-in-law, Heather A. and Dario Ferrer of Lakeland, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Terrie L. Pereze of Las Vegas, Nev.; stepsons, John P. Ritchie Jr. of Jackson, Ky., Brent J. "Joey" Ritchie of Winchester, Ky., and Thomas L. Ritchie of Aurora, Ohio.

Also surviving are two sisters, Sandra Rose of Camden and Brenda Schroeder of Phoenix, Ariz.; four brothers, Phillip, Scott and Brent Dane, all of Eaton, and Mark Dane of Boston, Ind.; six grandchildren; a half sister, Roselee Cottle of Middletown; and a half brother, John Dane of Centerville, Ohio.

She is also survived by her aunt, Mary Ann Eakins, who recently relocated to Lakeland, Fla.; nieces, nephews, half nieces, half nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a son, Shannon James Ritchie; a daughter, Hope Lynn Ritchie; her mother, Phyllis Jane Dane, in May 1988; her grandmother, Martha Dane, in November 1995; an aunt and uncles.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 16, at the home of her daughter in Lakeland. Choice Cremation and Funeral Care, Lakeland, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Good Shepherd Hospice, P.O. Box 7129, Winter Haven, Fla. 33883-7129.

Dayton O. Noland

Dayton O. Noland, 97, of Constitution, Ohio, died Thursday afternoon, Jan. 21, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.

Born Sept. 12, 1904, in Warren Township, Ohio, he was the son of the late Sylvester and Lavina (Hinton) Noland. He had attended Green Hills School in Warren Township, and had spent all his life in that community before moving to Eaton a year ago to be cared for.

He had been superintendent of Hall's Grindstone Company, and was later employed by Ohio Valley Builders Supply Company as a bulldozer operator until his retirement at the age of 83. He was a member of Cutler Chapel United Methodist Church.

On Sept. 1, 1926, he married Virgie Hardie, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 9, 1993.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Delbert and Jean Noland of Eaton, David and Beverly Noland of Fountain City, Ind., Donald and Sharon Noland of Marietta; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, James Frederick Noland; a son, Dayton Noland Jr.; two sisters, Ethel Pinkerton and Chrissie Radabaugh; three brothers, Lester Noland, Amuel Noland and Loring Reuben Noland; and one grandson, Duane Noland, who was killed in Guam in 1978.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 25, at Cutler Chapel United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert Randolph officiating. Burial was in Gravel Bank Cemetery. McClure-Schafer Funeral Home, Marietta, Ohio, was in charge of arrangements.

Norbert J. Schutte

Norbert J. Schutte, 73, of Eaton, died Friday, Jan. 22, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

Born Sept. 13, 1925, in Hamilton, he was the son of Frank A. and Harriett M. (Kapp) Schutte. He retired in 1986 from Browning Distribution Center in Eaton, and was a U.S. Army veteran of both World War II and the Korean War.

Mr. Schutte was a past member of Visitation Catholic Church in Eaton, and had attended the Eaton Full Gospel Temple. He was a member of the American legion, and was a ham radio operator under the call sign N8IWI.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant brother, William Schutte.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys J. (Hemmelgarn) Schutte, whom he married Nov. 24, 1955; three sons, Craig Albert Schutte and Charles Allan Schutte, both of Eaton, and Gregg Theodore Schutte of Richmond, Ind.; a daughter, Rebecca Ann Borck of New Paris; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Elaine Smith of Fairfield, Ohio, and Martha J. Czeck of Eaton.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 25, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor Raymond Rothwell officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Full Gospel Temple.

H. Evelyn Tucker

H. Evelyn Tucker, 81, of Somerville, died Sunday evening, Jan. 24, at her home.

Born Dec. 10, 1917, in Preston County W. Va., she was the daughter of William and Amanda (Keith) Pratt. She was a member of Greenbush United Methodist Church. Mrs. Tucker had traveled extensively, and her hobbies included painting.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Tucker, whom she married on Nov. 24, 1933, in Oakland, Md.; her parents; a son, Harold Leo Tucker; and two brothers, Emery and Durr Pratt.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Frederick L. and Sally Tucker of Somerville; a daughter-in-law, Remona Tucker of Camden; a foster son and his wife, Steven and Sandy DeJarnette of Crestview, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Harold E. Tucker, Sandra Chewning, Lisa Wetter, Ann Marie Jones, David Tucker, Wyatt Tucker and Steven DeJarnette II; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Gratis, with the Rev. Gary Wood officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown.

Richard L. Rutledge

Richard L. Rutledge, 66, of Randolph Nursing Home, Winchester, Ind., died Monday, Jan. 25, at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.

Born Aug. 2, 1932, in Kanawha County, W. Va., he was the son of Herbert and Icie (Hudnall) Rutledge.

Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Jimmie and Evelyn Rutledge of Farmland, Ind.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Julia and Chet Davis, Nancy and Mike Nelson, all of Winchester, Ind., Runa Mae Turner of Eaton, Nettie Sheldon of Lafayette, Ind., Patty Ann and Bill Pierce of Angola, Ind.; Betty "Doll" and Delbert Ferrell of Shrewsbury, W. Va.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at Walker Funeral Home, 248 E. South St., Winchester, Ind., with the Rev. Howard Becker officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Cedar Grove, W. Va., on Friday. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the funeral home.


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