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Carl Black

Carl Black, 45, of London, Ky., formerly of Camden, died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 25.

Born June 13, 1953, in Lee County, Va., he was the son of Charles and Marie (Knuckles) Black. He was a member of the Camden Church of God and the Community Church of God in London, Ky.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Gale Ann (Jones) Black; children, Randall Shane Howard of Hamilton, Angela Dawn Eaton and husband John of London, Ky., James Carl Black, Crystal Rosette Black, Tiffany Ashley Black, Hallie Belinda Black and Kayla Ann Black, all at home.

Also surviving are granddaughters, Eva Marie Ann Eaton and Lola Christine Donna Eaton; a step-grandson, Brandon Bunting; his mother, Marie Black of West Alexandria; sisters, Julia Spitler and Betty Cooper, both of West Alexandria, and Elizabeth Stapelton of Pennington Gap, Va.; brothers, Charles Perry Black and Luther Black, both of Pennington Gap, Va.; and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 30, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor Marvin Hocker officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Ralph W. Aukerman

Ralph W. Aukerman, 88, of Eaton, died Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 26, at Vancrest Health Care Center.

Born Sept. 25, 1910, in Eaton, he was the son of George and Bertha (Miller) Aukerman. He was a 1928 graduate of Eaton High School and had lived in Preble County all his life.

Mr. Aukerman was a retired Washington Township farmer, a former employee at L.M. Auto Sales in New Lebanon, Aukerman Ford in Eaton and the Preble County Highway Department. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Eaton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred L. (Strothman) Aukerman, in 1976; a daughter, Shurel Aukerman; a brother, Clarence E. Aukerman, in 1996; and sisters, Woneda Smith and Vashti Kabler.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Arlen and Linda Aukerman of Eaton, Burhel "Dean" and Sharon Aukerman of Lewisburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Quelda and Richard Renner of Eaton; a brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Sue Aukerman of West Palm Beach, Fla.

Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Mary Aukerman of Eaton; six grandchildren, Robin Worley, John and Jason Renner, all of Eaton, Tom Aukerman of Huber Heights, Chad and Jena Aukerman of Lewisburg; and three great-grandchildren, Kira, Brandon and Kaitlyn Worley.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 29, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Thomas H. Maxedon Jr. officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad, or to St. Paul United Methodist Church.

William E. Lamb

William E. Lamb, 71, of Arlington Road, Brookville, formerly of Richmond, Ind., died Monday, Jan. 25, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Born April 20, 1927, in Richmond, Ind., he was the son of Reese and Ida (Moriarity) Lamb. He had worked for Primex Plastics Corporation in Richmond, Ind. Mr. Lamb was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the VFW in Richmond, Ind., and a life member of Howard Thomas American Legion Post #315 in Richmond, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth L. Lamb, in 1984; a brother, Robert J. Lamb; and a son, Dwight Brown, in 1970.

Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Vernon E. and Nancy Brown of Brookville, and Kevin E. Kenworthy of Arcanum; daughters, Glorida Heithild and Carolyn Prescott, both of Florida; a brother, Larry Lamb of Richmond, Ind.; a sister, Mary Lou Lamb of Richmond, Ind.

Also surviving are five grandchildren, Vernon W. and Polly Brown, Jason T. Brown, David Kenworthy and Amberdawn Kenworthy; and four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Dustin, Jordan and Dillon Brown.

Graveside services were Thursday, Jan. 28, at Springlawn Cemetery in New Paris, with the Rev. Don Boyer officiating. Wayne County Veterans' Honor Guard presented full military honors. Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brookville Fire and Rescue, Brookville, Ohio 45309.

Shirley A. Weimer

Shirley A. Weimer, 61, of Camden, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 26, at Hospice of Dayton after a three-year battle with cancer.

Born Sept. 27, 1937, in Brookville, she was the daughter of Myron F. and Anna E. (Cook) Brock. She was a 1957 graduate of Verona High School, and had been a clerk at the Kroger Company in Eaton for over eight years. She was a member of Pyrmont United Methodist Church and a member of the UFCW Local Union.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Myron E. Brock; and a daughter, Stacey Lynn Weimer, 1966.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Floyd H. Weimer; five sons and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey S. Weimer and Rick L. Weimer, both of Brookville, Gregory A. Weimer and F. Douglas Weimer, both of West Alexandria, Michael W. and Kelley Weimer of Eaton.

Also surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Floyd R. and Virginia Brock of Brookville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Anna Louise and Berman Smith of Greenville, Betty and John Severn of Eaton; an aunt, Roberta Cook of Dayton; three grandchildren, Jennifer A. Weimer, Erin E. Weimer and Samuel R. Weimer; and other family members.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 29, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Burial was in Arlington Cemetery, Brookville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton.

David Bevington

David Bevington, 67, of Lewisburg, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 27.

He was retired from the Delco Moraine Wisconsin Boulevard plant in Dayton, where he had worked for nearly 40 years as a mechanic in the executive garage and the truck garage. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Mary G. (Adkins) Bevington; sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Laura Bevington of Verona, Mick Bevington of Florida, Art and Marie Bevington of Dayton, David Bevington of Troy and Patrick Bevington of Virginia; a daughter, Diane Hill of Union; brothers, Paul and Thomas Bevington of California and John Bevington of Beavercreek; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Lucille (Swighart) Bevington.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 30, at Kindred Funeral Home, Englewood, with the Rev. David Bickers officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Candlelighters through the Development Office at Children's Medical Center, One Children's Plaza, Dayton, Ohio 45401.

Mary Schaefer

Mary "Charlene" Schaefer, 67, formerly of Lewisburg, died Saturday morning, Jan. 30, at Jameson Hospital in New Castle, Pa., after an extended illness.

Born Sept. 20, 1931, in Preble County, she was the daughter of Charles and Ina (Wilson) Brinkhoff. She was a 1949 graduate of Lewisburg High School, and attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewisburg. She retired in 1992 from the E.F. McDonald Co. in Dayton after 27 years as a VIP correspondent.

Mrs. Schaefer had lived in Lewisburg most of her life. She had lived in Brookville from 1973 to 1993, and moved to New Castle, Pa., in 1993.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Ridge, in 1997, and Janet Minton, in 1985.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Jerry Wolfe of New Castle, Pa., Kimberly and Jeff Hartley of New Lebanon; a sister, Jeanne Vickroy of Centerville, Ohio; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, 411 N. Commerce St., with the Rev. James N. Lehman officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Fund.

Mack E. Manley

Mack E. Manley, 84, of Quaker Trace Road, West Alexandria, formerly of Eaton, died Friday evening, Jan. 29, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind., after an extended illness.

Born April 8, 1914, in Higginsville, Mo., he was the son of John E. and Bertha (McPheeters) Manley. He started out of high school at the Kansas City plant of Westvaco, 1955 in Gastonia, N.C., and moved to Eaton in 1957 to help in the organization of the new Eaton Westvaco plant. He retired in 1979 after 47 years with Westvaco.

Mr. Manley served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was past president of the Eaton Rotary Club from 1967-1968, and served on the Board of Mental Health Hotline from 1981 to 1983.

His wife, Austa "Babe" H. (Miller) Manley, died in 1979.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael E. and Mary K. Manley of West Alexandria, Phillip G. and Lucy A. Manley of New Paris; and three grandchildren, Leanna L., Faith M. and Hope K. Manley.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Marvin Hocker officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Opal A. Hines

Opal A. Hines, 82, of Eaton, died Saturday, Jan. 30, at Heartland of Eaton after a two-year illness.

Born May 16, 1916, in West Alexandria, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Orpha (Huette) Smith, and had lived in Preble County most of her life. She was a member of the Eaton Church of the Brethren, Preble County Senior Citizens, and was a former ambassador of Preble County United Way.

Survivors include two sons, William F. Hines and Ronald E. Hines, both of West Manchester; two daughters, Joyce J. Hembree of Eldorado and Barbara A. Hines of Daytona Beach, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul A. Smith of Lewisburg; two sisters, Elma George of Minster, Ohio, and Winifred Doggett of Arkansas; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert R. Hines, on May 8, 1992; brothers, Adolph Smith, Howard Smith and William Smith; and great-great-grandson, Michael Jacob Hembree.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the Eaton Church of the Brethren, with the Revs. Greg A. Hyre and Marion Noll officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in Royal Oak Memorial Gardens, Englewood. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Church of the Brethren, or to Hospice of Heartland.

Kayla M. Fields

Kayla Marie Fields, infant daughter of Danielle Jeanne Fields of Eaton and Brian Gambrell, was stillborn on Friday, Jan. 29, at Franciscan Medical Center, Dayton.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Kyle Matthew Henry Fields, at home; maternal grandparents, Danny and Susan Fields of Eaton; paternal grandparents, Robert Gambrell of Dayton and Barbara Rogers of Gratis; paternal great-grandparents, Bert and Madeline Fields of Eaton; and an aunt, Yolanda Fields of Eaton.

She was preceded in death by an uncle, Millard Dean Fields.

Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 1, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor Lowell Spencer officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Edwood Harrison

Edwood "Bud" Harrison, 73, of Holtzmuller Road, West Manchester, died Thursday morning, Jan. 28, at his home after an extended illness.

Born April 2, 1925 in Cincinnati, he was the son of Elder O. and Evlyn A. (Ross) Harrison. He was a 30-year Chrysler retiree, a member of Price's Creek Church of the Brethren, a charter member of the Little Turtles Camping Club and Slo-Downers Camping Club, and a former member of the Eldorado Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by three sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Grace E. (Root) Harrison; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Gary Root of West Manchester, Sandra and Thomas Williams of Port Orange, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Rhonda Harrison of Brookville; two sisters, Peggy Pettit of Dupont, Ind., and Rose Busby of Texas; six grandchildren, Andreana Brown, Jason Smith, Kevin and Kelly Williams, Brandon and Justin Harrison; and two great-granddaughters, Ashlee and Cailee Brown.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Price's Creek Church of the Brethren, West Manchester, with the Rev. Dean Garrett officiating. Burial was in Monroe Cemetery. Bussard-Barnes-Vaniman Funeral Home, Eldorado, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Darke County, or to Alzheimer's of Miami Valley.

Clifford B. Marler

Clifford B. Marler, 74, of West Alexandria, died Monday, Feb. 1, at his home.

Born Sept. 8, 1924, in Dayton, Tenn., he was the son of the late Haskel and Addie (Cauldwell) Marler. He had lived in Preble County since 1976. Mr. Marler retired in 1985 from GM Inland Division after 11 1/2 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II and Korea, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in New Lebanon.

He was preceded in death by six brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Anita W. (Bell) Marler; a son, Clifford B. Marler Jr. of Ripley; three daughters and son-in-law, Sharon and Robert Bierlein of Beavercreek, Regina Marler of Dayton and Saundra Dowell of Springboro; two brothers, Ben Marler and George Marler, both of Tennessee; a sister, Clara Camp of Tennessee; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, 3377 U.S. 35, West Alexandria, with the Rev. James Whorton officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis St., Middletown, Ohio 45044.

John Smith

John Smith, 71, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Friday, Jan. 22.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Maud; four children, Miclelle, Cheryl, Kenny and Russell; seven grandchildren; one stepdaughter; one stepson; two brothers, Russell Smith of Texas and Charles Smith of Arizona; two sisters, Judy Eby of Eaton and Patricia Clifford of Aiken, S.C.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Myrtle Smith; a son, John Smith Jr.; two brothers, James Smith of Eaton and Harry R. Smith of Florida.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 25, in Florida, with burial in Riverside Memorial Park there.

Mary A. Lindsey

Mary A. Lindsey, 89, of Eaton, died Monday afternoon, Feb. 1, at Governor Harris Homestead after an extended illness.

Born Feb. 12, 1909, in Wheeling, W. Va., she was the daughter of Frederick W. and Rebeca (Raul) Altstaetter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alan Lindsey Sr., in 1988; and a brother, Raoul Altstaetter.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Ruth Lindsey of Camden; a sister, Antonia A. Rhodes of Highlands, N.C.; two grandchildren, William and Elizabeth Lindsey; four nieces and three nephews.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 6, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Oxford, with the Rev. Grant Barber officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

Marvin E. Mt.Castle

Marvin E. Mt.Castle, 77, of Eaton, died Monday, Feb. 1, at Grandview Hospital in Dayton.

Born Oct. 4, 1921, in Eaton, he was the son of the late James and Pearl (Ayers) Mt.Castle, and had lived in Preble County most of his life. He retired in 1978 as a plumber from Delco Moraine (General Motors) after 30 1/2 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and was a colonel of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

Mr. Mt.Castle was a member of Independent Order of Odd Fellows Eden Lodge #147, Gratis. He served as grand master of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows from 1976-1977; was grand patriarch for the Grand Encampment of Odd Fellows from 1981-1982; and also served 17 years as the district deputy grand master.

He was a member of the Canton Occidental #21, Springfield. He received the Declaration of Chivalry for outstanding services, one of the highest jewels to be presented in Odd Fellowship. Mr. Mt.Castle was a member of Rachel Rebekah Lodge #144 for 33 years; Bolivar Lodge #82, F&AM, Eaton; Royal Arch Masons, Eaton Chapter #22; Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton; and Antioch Temple, Dayton.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Margaret C. (Dafler) Mt.Castle; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Paul and Gerald Mt.Castle; sisters, Huldah Newman and Eileen Crothers.

Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 4, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Lowell T. Spencer officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria, with the Preble County Veterans' Honor Guard conducting military graveside services. Odd Fellow services were conducted following visitation on Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad, 328 N. Maple St., Eaton, Ohio 45320; or to the Preble County Heart Association, P.O. Box 406, Eaton, Ohio 45320.

Joseph J. Furrey

Joseph "Joe" J. Furrey, 84, of Eaton, died Monday, Feb. 1, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Born May 27, 1914, in Gratis, he was the son of Frank and Anna (Kuhlenkamp) Furrey. He was a 1933 graduate of Gratis High School, was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II; and retired in 1974 from NCR Corp. after 30 years. He owned and operated the Stanley Steamer franchise for the Preble County area from 1975-1985.

Mr. Furrey was a member of Visitation Catholic Church in Eaton; financial secretary for the Knights of Columbus #3698; and was a certified timekeeper for Harness Racing.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn Furrey, in 1988; and a sister-in-law, Louella Furrey, in 1996.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Margaret (Kastner) Furrey; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Jennifer Furrey of Indianapolis, Ind., Robert Sr. and Sheila Furrey, James Furrey and John Furrey, all of Eaton; a daughter, Rebecca Furrey of Eaton; grandchildren, Scott and Lori Trunck, Robert Furrey Jr., Richard and Ronnie Wehrly; great-grandchildren, Hunter and Hayden Trunck; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass was Friday, Feb. 5, at Visitation Catholic Church, Eaton, with the Rev. Thomas Fitzsimmons officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis. A Rosary service was conducted following visitation on Thursday. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit; or to Visitation Catholic Church.

Barbara N. Moss

Barbara Nein Moss, 74, of Camden, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 2, at Westover Retirement Community in Hamilton.

Born July 24, 1924, in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Raymond C. and Gladys (Cox) Nein. She was a 1942 graduate of Camden High School and a graduate of Hamilton Business College. She was employed for many years at the First National Bank in Camden, retiring in 1987. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Camden and of the Order of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Moss Jr., whom she married Dec. 7, 1946; her parents; and two grandchildren.

Survivors include four children, Janet R. (Harvey) Weherley, Kimberly (Jay) Hensley, Pamela J. (Kenneth) Messer and Jeffrey W. (Karen) Moss, all of Camden; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, Richard (Betty Lou) Nein of Middletown, William (Wilma) Nein of Miamisburg and Raymond (Betty) Nein of Cincinnati; her best friend, Helen Jane Flick of Trenton; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 6, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. William Walthour of the Camden First United Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Greg Jackson of the Camden First Southern Baptist Church and the Rev. Marvin Hocker of the Camden Church of God officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Camden Town Hall Restoration Project, c/o John White, 327 S. Lafayette St., Camden, Ohio 45311; to the Camden-Somers Township Fire Department, P.O. Box 154, Camden, Ohio 45311; or to the Camden Emergency Squad, 20 1/2 N. Liberty St, Camden, Ohio 45311.

J.D. Hunsucker

J.D. Hunsucker, 95, of Central Avenue, West Alexandria, died Friday, Feb. 5, at Governor Harris Homestead in Eaton.

Born Dec. 28, 1903, in Bristol, Va., he was the son of Bruce and Lida (Shafer) Hunsucker. He had retired from Dayton Tire & Rubber after 25 years, and was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in West Alexandria.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Etta Hunsucker; a daughter, Helen Cail of Eaton; a sister, Edith Bright of Bristol, Va.; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Don Hunsucker and Clyde Hunsucker; four sisters, Charmie Dixon, Earlia Goode, Bonnie Bright and Ethel Rutherford; a brother, Dewey Hunsucker; and a grandson.

Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 8, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Daniel Snider officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria.

Pauline B. Stephenson

Pauline B. Stephenson, 88, of Fairhaven, died Thursday, Feb. 4, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

Born Aug. 19, 1910, in Morgan County, Ind., she was the daughter of Homer and Jennie (Moore) Baldwin. She was a member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Stephenson, whom she married Jan. 16, 1928, in Greenfield, Ind.; her parents; a brother, Frank Baldwin; and a sister, Lola Busbee.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Clyde and Lynne Stephenson of Camden, Vernon and Leigh Stephenson of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Carol Stephenson; two sisters, Kathryn Thomas of Glenwood, W. Va., and Bertha Simpson of Speedway City, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 9, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. Ken Barton officiating. Burial was in Miamitown Cemetery.

Gertrude L. Heenan

Gertrude L. Heenan, 95, a resident of Heartland of Eaton, died Saturday, Jan. 30, at Hospice of Dayton. She was a former resident of Dayton.

Mrs. Heenan was an employee of Elder Beerman for many years.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and John Guethlen of Eaton, Una and James Gravitt of Bradenton, Fla.; five grandchildren, Dorothy Guethlen, Susan Seitz, Sandra Haas, Linda Gottliebsen and James Michael Gravitt; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, John Guethlen; and a nephew, Paul White.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Morton & Whetsone Funeral Home, Vandalia, with the Rev. Ronald Hajarian officiating. Burial was in Price Cemetery, Richwood, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, or to the Diabetes Association.

Dorothy M. Falknor

Dorothy Marie Falknor, 67, formerly of Castine, died Sunday, Feb. 7, at Gade Nursing Home in Greenville.

Born June 2, 1931, in Brookville, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Marie (Fortney) Reed.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet M. Dershem of Greenville and Terrie Hofacker of New Paris; three grandchildren; two brothers, Charles A. Reed of Eaton and Albert C. "Pete" Reed of New Carlisle; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard O. Falknor, on April 5, 1985; a son, Russell "Rusty" Falknor: two sisters, Ruth Windhorst and Elsie Smith; a brother, Roy E. Reed; and a grandson, Daniel L. Hofacker Jr.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Michael Chapel, West Manchester, with the Rev. Jim Condrey officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the funeral Home. Burial will be in Castine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 8899 Brookside Ave., Suite 102, West Chester, Ohio 45069.

Ethel M. Austerman

Ethel M. Austerman, 95, of Richmond, Ind., died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 5, at her home.

Born Aug. 27, 1903, in Wayne County, Ind., she was the daughter of Hamilton and Mattie (Manifold) Williams, and had lived in Richmond most of her life.

She retired in 1967 as a school teacher with the Richmond Community Schools where she taught at Highland and Crestdale Schools. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church; and the National, Indiana and Wayne County Retired Teachers Association.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Austerman, in 1989.

Survivors include nieces, nephews and cousins.

Prayer services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Chapel, 222 N. 10th St., Richmond, Ind., followed by Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church, with the Rev. Todd Riebe officiating. Burial will be in St. Andrew Cemetery, Richmond, Ind.


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