Miscellaneous Preble County, Ohio Obituaries - 1999

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Anne Ingram

Anne Ingram, 86, died Friday, Feb. 19, in Melbourne, Fla., where she had resided for the past four years. She was a former resident of Eaton.

Born March 4, 1912, in Middletown, she was the daughter of Albert and Stella Brown.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandy Jenkins of Palm Bay, Fla., and Joyce Harrell of Melbourne, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Clay Ingram, in 1971; a son, Larry Ingram, in 1993; one sister; and one brother.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Breitenbach, McCoy and Leffler Funeral Home, Middletown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Wing, West Melbourne Healthcare Center, 2125 W. New Haven Ave., W. Melbourne, Fla. 32904.

Carole J. Williams

Carole Jeanne Williams, 74, of Homosassa, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Texas.

Born March 26, 1924, in Liberty, Ind., she was the daughter of Hattie and William Wolfe. She had resided in Homosassa since moving there from Dayton in 1979. She was a retired clerical worker in the banking and retail industries. Mrs. Williams was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served during the Korean War. She was of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Lynn Wolfe of Dunnellon, Fla.; three nieces, Joan (Harlan) Dennis of Spring Hill, Fla., Dixie (George) Cremeans of El Paso, Texas, Beverly (Jon) Flora of Modesto, Calif.; two nephews, Forrest (Norma) Jones of Bedford, Texas, and Carl Sorrell of Richmond, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Williams, in 1982; sisters, Clarice, Georgia and Evelyn; and brother, Bill.

Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.

Charles E. Ketron Sr.

Charles E. Ketron Sr., 45, of New Paris, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, at University Hospital in Cincinnati.

Born Dec. 18, 1953, in Richmond, Ind., he was a former employee of Parker Hannifin Corporation in Eaton.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara J. Ketron, in 1992.

Survivors include Debbie L. (Morrow) Hatfield of New Paris, who was his wife for 23 years; sons, Charles E. "Chuck" Ketron Jr. and Elton Shawn Ketron, both of New Paris; a daughter, Christina K. Ketron of New Paris; parents, Robert Lee and Betty Jean (Howard) Ketron of New Paris; brother, William L. Ketron of Albany, Ind.; sisters, Belinda Shockney of Fountain City, Ind., and Patty Ann Springer of Eldorado; aunts, Marjorie Ketron of New Paris and Dorothy Study of College Corner, Ind.; and a grandson, Kole Levi Dustin Moneybrake of Camden.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 27, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, with the Rev. Carol Duffield officiating. Burial was in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris.

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Irene A. Miertl

Irene A. Miertl, 85, of 626 Erin Drive, Oxford, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Oxford after a brief illness. She had lived in Spring Hill, Fla., for 25 years and in Oxford for the past three years.

Born Nov. 5, 1913, in Cleveland, she was the daughter of the late William and Anne (Waterson) Exelby. She was a member of the Oxford Senior Citizens.

Survivors include a daughter, Marianne Nystedt of Eaton; a son, Donn Miertl of Glasgow, Ky.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry E. Miertl, in 1979; and a brother, Byron Exelby.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 27, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Jim Condrey officiating. There was no public calling. Burial was in Spring Hill, Fla.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Oxford Senior Citizens, Inc., 922 Tollgate Drive, Oxford, Ohio 45056.

Howard C. Clinard

Howard C. "Wessel" Clinard, 80, of Eaton Pike, West Alexandria, died Friday morning, Feb. 26, at Grandview Hospital in Dayton after a short illness.

Born June 3, 1918, in Dover, Tenn., he was the son of Roy E. and Florence (Howard) Clinard. During World War II, he worked with the CCC. He retired after 33 years of service with General Motors, and was owner/operator of Howard's Auto Sales and Wrecking of West Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Hugh and Bracy Clinard; and two sisters, Robbie Whitesell and Ann Davis.

Survivors include his wife, Georgia (Howerton) Clinard; three sons and daughters-in-law, Roy E. and Vicky Clinard Sr. of Eaton, Wayne and Peggy Clinard of West Alexandria and Michael Clinard of Dayton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and James Williams of Minford, Ohio, Angie and Thomas Howard of West Alexandria.

Also surviving are brothers, Roger Clinard and William Clinard, both of Dayton, and Richard Clinard of Clarksville, Tenn.; a sister, Ruth Adams of Marietta; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Monday, March 1, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Debbie Williams officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Vera I. Conrad

Vera I. Conrad, 66, of Eaton, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

A native and lifelong resident of Eaton, she was born April 9, 1932. She was a member of the Church of Christ, 725 U.S. 35 West, Eaton.

Survivors include a son, Douglas W. Conrad of Celina, formerly of Eaton; two grandsons, Joshua Conrad and Jacob Conrad; one great-grandson; three sisters, Virginia Koontz and Flora Burrows, both of Eaton, and Lorene Henderson of New Lebanon; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon E. Conrad, on Feb. 20, 1981; a sister, Glenna Moistner; and three brothers, Charlie Horn, Larry Horn and Harry Horn.

Funeral services were Monday, March 1, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Richard Boroff officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad.

Gladys R. Eley

Gladys R. Eley, 100, formerly of Eaton, died Thursday, Feb. 25, at St. Tammany General Hospital in Covington, La.

Born March 20, 1898, in Eaton, she was the daughter of John F. and Clare (Mikesell) Randall. She was a 1916 graduate of Eaton High School. Mrs. Eley had lived in the New Orleans, La., area for over 70 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin W. Eley, in 1968; and a son, Charles E. Eley.

Survivors include two grandchildren, Edwin W. Eley II and Marion K. Simoneaux; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were Tuesday, March 2, at Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton, with Philip Johnson officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel was in charge of local arrangements.

C. Shelton Thompson Sr.

C. Shelton "Doc" Thompson Sr., 95, of Hamilton, died Friday, Feb. 26, at Garden Manor Nursing Home in Middletown. He was a former Eaton resident.

Born Feb. 26, 1904 in Manchester, Ohio, he was the son of the late Eugene E. and Clara Mabel (Smith) Thompson. He retired in 1969 as a supervisor from NCR Corporation, Dayton.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Marjorie A.B. Thompson of Arcanum; stepdaughters, Doris Zehler of Hamilton and Loretta Wilson of Lincoln, Mass.; four grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Jean Allen of West Union, Ohio; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Chlorine (Baldwin) Thompson, in 1937; his second wife, Zelma (Sample) Thompson, in 1990 after 53 years of marriage; a son, C. Shelton Thompson Jr.; a stepdaughter, Helen Jenkins; and sisters, Helen Sullivan and Betsy King.

Funeral services were Monday, March 1, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Dr. Marjorie A.B. Thompson, the Rev. Dr. Thomas H. Maxedon Jr. and H. James Zehler officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospital Home Health Care, c/o Mercy Hospital, 100 Riverfront Plaza, Hamilton, Ohio 45011.

LeRoy S. Skiles

LeRoy S. Skiles, 99, formerly of Lewisburg and Verona, died Saturday evening, Feb. 27, at Englewood Manor Nursing Home in Englewood.

Born Aug. 18, 1899, in Preble County, he was the son of William and Viola (Huff) Skiles. He was a cabinet maker and carpenter, and had worked for Northmont Schools in Englewood.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delpha L. Skiles, in 1989; brothers, John S. Skiles, Minor E. Skiles and Charles Skiles; and sisters, Irene Wicker and Hester Good.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, 411 N. Commerce St., Lewisburg, with the Rev. Michael McDonald officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria.

Irene M. Driskell

Irene M. Driskell, 79, of Eaton-Lewisburg Road, Eaton, died Saturday, Feb. 27, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Born March 7, 1919, in Phillipsburg, she was the daughter of Herschel and Helen (Wellbaum) Waggoner. She retired from NCR Corporation in 1974.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Driskell, in 1986; a son, Charles George; and a brother, Ralph Waggoner.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Diane George of West Alexandria; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Everett Waggoner of Eaton.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 2, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, followed by burial in Woodland Cemetery, Dayton.

Earl Jordan

Earl Jordan, 85, of Aukerman Street, Eaton, died Sunday, Feb. 28, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.

Born July 20, 1913, in Preble County, he was the son of Orion and Mary O. (Shellenbarger) Jordan. Mr. Jordan was a farmer most of his life, and retired from General Motors in 1980 after 39 1/2 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Salem Lutheran Church, West Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, in 1998.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Sharon Jordan of Eaton; three daughters, Mary Kelly of Eaton, Lillian (Ray) Moore of West Milton and Earla (Tom) Donaldson of West Alexandria; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Jesse Jordan of Circleville; nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, John Jordan, Roy Jordan and Edward Jordan; two sisters, Ruth Waller and Lillian Jordan; and a grandson, Timothy Kelly.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 4, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with the Rev. J. Herman Bassler and the Rev. Daniel Snider officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria.

Charles H. Peer

Charles H. Peer of 801 W. Limberlost Drive, Space 166, Tucson, Ariz. 85705, formerly of Eaton, died Monday, March 1. He had been a resident of Tucson for 25 years.

He was a retired GM employee. Mr. Peer had been very active in Little League baseball and other activities in the Eaton area.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia; two sons, Stephen of Tucson, Ariz., and Jeffrey of Brookville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Myron, in 1993.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad.

Doris H. Devine

Doris H. Devine, 93, formerly of Lee Road, New Paris, died Sunday, March 7, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Born April 21, 1905, in Winchester, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Harry G. and Mary (Reynolds) Hickman. She was a 1924 graduate of McKinley High School in Randolph County, Ind., a 1928 graduate of Ball State in Muncie, and received her master's degree in 1938.

She retired in 1968 after 40 years as a school teacher, having taught in Parker, Muncie and Hagerstown, Ind. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in New Paris, Indiana Retired Teachers and AARP.

Survivors include a stepson, Dale A. Devine of West Liberty, Ohio; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Devine, in 1968; a son, James Robert Murphy, in 1994; sisters, Florence Hickman and Bertha Hickman; and a foster brother, Oscar Barnes.

Graveside funeral services were Monday, March 8, in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris, with Pastor Tim Smith officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 21, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 301 E. Main St., New Paris, with Pastor Gary Lee Green officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, to the Preble County Cancer Fund, or to Reid Hospital Foundation-Hospice Unit.

Gerald E. Johnson

Gerald E. "Jerry" Johnson, 61, of New Paris, died Monday, March 8, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

Born May 14, 1937, in Eaton, he was the son of the late Hubert Lee and Emily Marie (Howard) Johnson. He had worked for York Stamping Company in Richmond for the past 25 years.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry Lee Johnson of Waggaman, La., William Eugene Johnson of Versailles and Rocky Lee Johnson of Richmond, Ind.; a daughter, Dawn Lee Coates of Richmond, Ind.; a sister, Doris M. Hughes of Richmond, Ind.; seven grandchildren; a special friend, Peggy Jones and daughters, Juanita, Rhonda and Londa of Richmond, Ind.; one niece and three nephews.

Funeral services were Friday, March 12, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, with the Rev. Don Boyer officiating. Burial was in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris.

Marian L. Hileman

Marian Louise Hileman, 84, formerly of Gratis, died Monday, March 8, in Lexington, Ky.

Born March 4, 1915, in Eaton, she was the daughter of Charles and Edith (Jordan) Sliver. She and her husband were owners of Hileman Trucking in Gratis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Hileman, in 1986.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Beverly Hileman of Trotwood; a daughter, Vernetta Ditmer of Trotwood; a half brother, Ed Sliver of Eaton; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

There were no public services. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.

Helen H. Moberly

Helen H. Moberly, 87, formerly of East Somers Street, Eaton, and currently of Greenbriar Nursing Center for the past three and a half years, died Tuesday afternoon, March 9, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind., after an extended illness.

Born Jan. 5, 1912, in Estill County, Ky., she was the daughter of John and Louanne (Hale) Henderson. She retired in 1974 from Parker Poultry in Eaton, was a past member of Eagles Lodge #2202 of Eaton, and a lifelong member of the VFW Auxiliary of Eaton.

Survivors include seven daughters and sons-in-law, Lelia and James Wymer, Anna and Oscar Dewulf, all of North Baltimore, Ohio, Mabel and Joe Shafer of Toledo, Norma and Richard Mikesell, Dorothy and Curtis Early, Shirley and James Jellison, all of West Alexandria, Linda and Mel O'Dell of Eaton.

Also surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Shirley Moberly of Oldsmar, Fla., Dale and Phyllis Moberly, and Michael Moberly, all of Eaton; 35 grandchildren; over 60 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Moberly, in 1975; children, William Tevis Moberly Jr. in 1931, Oscar D. Moberly in 1937, Mary Edith Taylor in 1994; grandson, Daniel Joe Moberly in 1958; great-granddaughter, Erica Lynn Moberly in 1983; sisters, Betsy Whitesell in 1977, Pearl Sarver in 1986, Mary Ogg in 1990, Jewell I. Maxel in 1996, Beulah Van Winkle in 1998; brothers, Elmer Henderson in 1973, Oscar Henderson in 1975, John M. Henderson in 1981 and Emery Henderson in 1997.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 13, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Lowell T. Spencer and the Rev. Jack Moore officiating. The VFW conducted memorial services Friday evening, March 12, following visitation. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery near West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society-Preble County Unit, or to the Eaton Emergency Squad.

Isabelle R. Moore

Isabelle R. Moore, 87, of Eaton, died Wednesday, March 10, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

Born Oct. 8, 1911, in Darke County, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Ione (Shewman) Radford, and had lived in Preble County most of her life. She retired from the Eaton schools in 1972 after 18 years as a school teacher.

Her husband, Mearl C. Moore, whom she married July 4, 1936, died Nov. 28, 1994.

Survivors include a son, Kent D. Moore of Covington, Ohio; a daughter, Karen I. Hercules of Wooster, Ohio; and six grandchildren.

Graveside services were Saturday, March 13, at Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris, with the Rev. James William Whitley officiating. There was no public calling. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, was in charge of arrangements.

Russell H. Petro

Russell H. Petro, 86, of 2050 Chester Blvd., Richmond, Ind., died Wednesday morning, March 10, at Heritage Regency Nursing Home in Richmond.

Born July 16, 1912, in Connersville, Ind., he was the son of Silis and Lou Etta (Haslum) Petro, and had lived in the area all his life. He retired in 1968 from the College Corner Implement Co., where he worked as a mechanic for 18 years. Prior to that, he was a truck driver and farmer.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Robert L. and Mary Petro of Camden, James E. and Judy Petro of College Corner, Ohio; daughters and son-in-law, Jean E. Isaacs of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, Judith A. and William T. Jr. Thacker of Richmond, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Naomi Petro, in 1984; a brother, John Petro; a half brother, William Murray; and a grandson, Robert Petro Jr.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 13, at Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker Chapel, College Corner, Ohio, with the Rev. Dennis Baum officiating. Burial was in Beechwood Cemetery, Morning Sun.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hopewell Church.

Susan L. Inloe

Susan L. Inloe, 85, of Little League Drive, Eaton, formerly of North Cherry Street, died Wednesday, March 10, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Eaton.

Born Sept. 22, 1913, in Eaton, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Nellie (Pence) Mendenhall. She was a 1932 graduate of Eaton High School. She was a retired waitress, having worked at Dowlar's Cafe and the Eaton Country Club. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Eaton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Inloe, in 1987; stepfather, Dennis R. Murray Sr.; brothers, Howard Ray Mendenhall, George Mendenhall and Dennis R. Murray Jr.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Roach and Judy Reed, both of Eaton; two sisters-in-law, Rosetta Mendenhall of Eaton and Peggy Mendenhall of Anderson, Ind.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Monday, March 15, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad.

William W. Smith

William W. Smith, 73, of New Lebanon, died Thursday, March 11, at the VA Medical Center in Dayton.

He was born Nov. 8, 1925, in Nicholasville, Ky. He retired from the maintenance department of Wayne Works Industries of Richmond, Ind.; was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post #762 of New Lebanon.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara J. (Bowsman) Smith, whom he married Dec. 24, 1954; children, Harry W. Smith, Hazel L. Smith and Lori K. Smith, all of New Lebanon; and a sister, Peggy Baker of Versailles, Ky.

He was preceded in death by his father; his mother, Myrtle (Clark) Smith; and brother, Rueben Smith.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 13, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor James Whorton officiating. Presentation of Military Honors was by American Legion Post #762 of New Lebanon. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Jesse A. McGriff

Jesse A. McGriff, 83, of Wrenn Street, New Paris, died Thursday evening, March 11, at Heartland of Eaton after an extended illness.

Born July 22, 1915, in Darke County, he was the son of the late Granville and Mary (Rogers) McGriff. He had worked for Swayne-Robinson, retiring in 1986.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Joe McGriff; and a sister, Weltha Marooney.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Eloise Loretta (Markley) McGriff of New Paris; a son, Larry Joe McGriff of Richmond, Ind.; daughters and son-in-law, Beverly Kay and Carl Weston of Naples, Fla., and Becky Sue Juday of New Paris; five grandsons; and three great-grandsons.

Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Northwest Emergency Squad, or to the Northwest Fire Department.

Mary F. Branam

Mary Frances (Chenault) Banfield Branam, 69, of Frenchburg, Ky., died Thursday, March 11, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

Born May 2, 1929, in Hardin County, Ky., she was the daughter of Richie and Frances Merrit Berry Chenault. She was retired from Hobart Manufacturing Co. Mrs. Branam was a member of the Frenchburg First Church of God.

Survivors include her husband, Dallas Branam; a son, Larry (Sonya) Banfield of Eaton; a grandson, Christopher Banfield of Fairfield; a granddaughter, Brandi Banfield of Eaton; a stepson, Ronnie (Rita) Branam of Lexington, Ky.; a step-granddaughter, Michelle Ralston of Lexington, Ky.; two step-great-granddaughters; two sisters, Ruthie Jones and Daisy Ziegler, both of Covington, Ky.; and a brother, Bob Chenault of Covington, Ky.

She was preceded in death by a son, Randall Wayne Banfield; a brother, Richard Chenault; a sister, Elizabeth "Abbey" Reed; and her first husband, William Edgar Banfield Jr.

Funeral services were Monday, March 15, at the Frenchburg First Church of God, Frenchburg, Ky., with the Rev. Roger Wells officiating. Burial was in Fagan Cemetery there.

Daniel P. Gambrell

Daniel Patrick Gambrell, 20, of Eaton, died Friday, March 12, in Eaton.

Born Nov. 22, 1978, in Fairborn, he was the son of Robert and Barbara (Anderson) Gambrell. He attended Preble Shawnee and Edgewood high schools, and was employed as a laborer at Anderson Pallet Company in Lewisburg. He was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church in Trenton.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, Robert and Shirley Gambrell of Beavercreek; his mother and stepfather, Barbara and Dennis Rogers of Gratis; a brother, Brian Gambrell of Eaton; a stepbrother, Dennis (Misty) Rogers of West Elkton; a stepsister, Christina (Jeff) Rickard of Gratis; grandparents, Myron and Betty Goodwin of Seven Mile, and John and Mildred Hangbers of Seminole, Fla.; step-grandparents, William and Margorie Rogers of Camden; his girlfriend, Jamie Goins and her son, Austin of Eaton; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, at the First Southern Baptist Church, 35 N. Liberty St., Camden, with the Rev. Greg Jackson and the Rev. Raymond Rothwell officiating. R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to KOA Dayton Tall Timbers Resort, c/o Care Camp, 7796 Welbaum Road, Brookville, Ohio 45309.

Mildred Stayrook

Mildred Stayrook, 78, of West Second Street, West Alexandria, died Saturday, March 13, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Born Sept. 12, 1920, she was the daughter of Roy and Mary (Tapalman) Smith.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond Stayrook; three sons, Forest Rivers of West Alexandria, Frank Rivers of Eaton and Don Stayrook of West Alexandria; three daughters, Joyce Foster of Miamisburg, Janet Donthnier of West Alexandria and Wanda DeCarlo of Eaton; a brother, Lawrence Smith of Eaton; a sister, Eunice Storer of Houston, Texas; 19 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucille Martin and Isabel Wright.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Daniel Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria.

Larry D. Turner

Larry D. Turner, 75, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, March 13, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Born Sept. 4, 1923, in West Manchester, he was the son of the late Linn and Belle (Kessler) Turner. He was a 1941 graduate of Monroe High School, and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Turner retired in 1988 after 20 years with Carter Lumber in Centerville, Ind., and was manager of Lewisburg Lumber Co. for several years. He was a member of Paul Sodders Post #213 American Legion and Trinity Lutheran Church, both of Lewisburg.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Fremont and Bruce Turner.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Jeanne (Althaus) Turner; children and spouses, Daniel Scott and Renda Howell, Charles Christopher and Lois Howell, all of Lewisburg, Barbara Jo and Stephen Kendall of Richmond, Ind.; brothers, Keith Turner of Kettering and Dudley Turner of West Manchester; sisters, Joan Zuzola of Lewisburg and Phoebe Ann Stayton of Sidney; grandchildren, Thomas Howell, Heather Jo (Kyle) Cline, Brian Kendall and David Howell.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 511 N. Commerce St., Lewisburg, with the Rev. James N. Lehman officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church. Burial, with military graveside services by the Preble County Honor Guard, will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg. Barnes Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Elsie J. Keller

Elsie J. Keller, 86, of Eaton, died Sunday morning, March 14, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.

Born May 1, 1912, in Berea, Ky., she was the daughter of Arthur and Jennie (Ledford) Stowe. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, and had attended Wares Chapel EUB, Camden and Antioch United Methodist churches.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hubert F. Keller, in 1982; sisters, Mona Barnet, Billie Lee Stowe and Reba Dwyer; and brothers, Paul Stowe, Ivan Stowe and Ray Stowe.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dean F. and Carol Keller of Eaton; granddaughters, Deanna Ditmer and Dawn Herrman; great-granddaughters, Danielle and Darci Ditmer; and a sister, Edna Bellaw of Middletown.

At the request of the family, there will be no public visitation. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria. Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Preble County Cancer Fund.

Edward J. Dennull

Edward J. Dennull, 71, of Verona Road, Lewisburg, died Friday evening, March 12, at Coral Springs. Fla.

Born Jan. 30, 1928, in West Salem, Ill., he was the son of Michael E. and Myrel (Douglas) Dennull. He served in the U.S. Navy, was a carpenter with the Carpenters Union in Hamilton, a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a Sunday school teacher.

He was a member of the Preble County Cancer Society and state chairman in 1994, a member of the Preble County Grange, and member and past president of the Laryngectomy Club of Ohio for 22 years.

He was preceded in death by a son, Cpl. Michael E. Dennull, in 1969 in Vietnam.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Mabel (Ringnell) Dennull; sons and daughters-in-law, Ernest and Sarah Dennull of West Alexandria, Danny and Anna Dennull of Germany; daughters and sons-in-law, Ellen and Howard Bradford of Hamilton, Debby and Dave Landis of Lewisburg, Becky and Gerry Fleming of Coral Springs, Fla.

Also surviving are brothers, Richard Dennull of Dayton, Don Dennull of Brookville and Tom Dennull of South Dartmouth, Mass.; nine grandchildren, Timmy Bradford, Teresa Clinard, Joe Barr, Biffy Barr, Brett Landis, Neaka V. Horigan, Heather, Ricky and Danielle Dennull; and two great-grandchildren, Corey Bradford and Sabrina Clinard.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 18, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 511 N. Commerce St., Lewisburg, with the Rev. James N. Lehman officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, 411 N. Commerce St. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Brookville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society-Preble County Unit, or to Trinity Lutheran Church.


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