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Miscellaneous Preble County, Ohio Obituaries - 1999
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|Wilma R. Wheeler
Wilma R. Wheeler, 86, of 260 N. Main St., Eldorado, died Monday evening, May 3, at the Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville following a lengthy illness.
Born Sept. 4, 1912, near Eldorado, she was the daughter of Charles and Mae (Allread) Richards. She was a 1930 graduate of Monroe High School at West Manchester, and a member of Eldorado United Methodist Church. On July 4, 1936, she married Fred Wheeler of West Manchester.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Ted Richards; and sisters, Gladys Long, Lois Schlosser and Mildred Bush.
Survivors include her husband, Fred Wheeler; sons, James P. Wheeler of Laurelville, Ohio, and Steven J. Wheeler of Eldorado; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
So that other may learn from her life and her death, she donated her body to the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 4, at Eldorado United Methodist Church, Main Street, Eldorado, with the Rev. Raymond A. Michel and the Rev. Jim Condrey officiating. Bussard-Barnes-Vaniman Funeral Home, Eldorado, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Central Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 156, West Manchester, Ohio 45382; or to the Eldorado Fire Department, P.O. Box 10, Eldorado, Ohio 45321.
Clara M. Guenther
Clara M. Guenther, 85, of New Madison, died Tuesday, May 25, at her home.
Born Jan. 23, 1914, in Richmond, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Leslie Marshall and Edith Marie (Petry) Hornbeck. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in New Paris.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Edwin Guenther Sr., in 1994; a daughter, Sandra Brumley, in 1994; a granddaughter, Ellen Brumley, in 1965; and a brother, Robert Hornbeck, in 1993.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Russell E. Jr. and Fern Guenther of New Paris; a daughter, LaDonna J. Hoel of Waynesfield, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Thursday, May 27, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, with the Rev. Don Boyer officiating. Burial was in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Darke County, 122 W. Martz St., Greenville, Ohio 45331.
Brent R. Noggle
Brent R. "Buddy" Noggle, 14, of Shields Road, Lewisburg, died Saturday, May 22, at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Fla.
He was born June 30, 1984, in Dayton.
Survivors include his mother, Joni D. (McCollum) Noggle of Lewisburg; his father, Robert B. Noggle of Vandalia; a brother, Michael Kyle Noggle of Vandalia; maternal grandparents, Earnest and Geneva McCollum of Lewisburg; maternal great-grandmother, Lorene McCollum of Ripley, Tenn.; paternal grandmother, Joyce L. Noggle of Indianapolis, Ind.; and a special friend, Mark Arrowood of Florida.
Funeral services were Friday, May 28, at Lewisburg First Missionary
Baptist Church, Lewisburg, with the Rev. George Pennington officiating.
Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg. Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg
Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth M. Andrews
Elizabeth M. Andrews, 78, a longtime resident of Aukerman Creek Road, Camden, died Monday, May 31, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Eaton.
Born Sept. 9, 1920, in Lanier Township, she was the daughter of Willard E. and Ruth (Trunck) Andrews. She was a member of the First Brethren Church in Gratis, and a member of the Gratis Rebekah Lodge.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Clayton Andrews.
Survivors include three sisters, Sarah Spitler of Eaton, Martha Jarrard of Ellenton, Fla., and Virginia Pottenger of Kettering; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, at Lindloff-Zimmerman
Funeral Home, Gratis, with the Rev. Robert French officiating. Burial will
be in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis. The family will receive friends from noon-1
p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Bert E. Fields
Bert Edward Fields, 72, of Eaton, died Sunday morning, May 30, in Eaton following a lengthy illness.
Born April 18, 1927, in Combs, Ky., he was a son of the late Birtchell and Geneva (Crace) Fields. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Janet Fields; a grandson, Millard Dean Fields; a great-granddaughter, Kayla Marie Fields; and three brothers, Raymond, Jim and Don Fields.
Survivors include his wife, Madeline (Flanary) Fields of Eaton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Susan Fields, Ira and Penny Fields, all of Eaton; two daughters and son-in-law, Joann Fudge, Mary Lou and Barry Johnson, all of Eaton; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Tom Couch of Eaton; a brother, Gene Fields of Kentucky; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 3, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, 3377 U.S. 35 East, West Alexandria, with Pastor Lowell T. Spencer officiating. Military honors will be presented at the graveside by the combined Color Guard Unit of Preble County. Burial will be in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, at the funeral home.
Wade F. Allen
Wade F. Allen, 83, of Camden, died Monday, May 31, at his home.
Born Aug. 10, 1915, in Liberty, Ky., he was the son of Joseph and Ann (Peck) Allen. He attended Scott's Chapel School. He retired from Hamilton Tool in 1978 after 15 years of service as a master electrician, and was then the self-employed owner of Allen Electric Company. Mr. Allen was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Camden.
On Sept. 17, 1938, he married Martha McFarland in Liberty, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Mary Allen; two brothers, Worth and Carl Allen; and a sister, Lela Johnson.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Martha Allen; children, Marge (Willard) Cottingim of Calhoun, Ga., Hazel (Stan) Andrew of Palm Harbor, Fla., Carol (Lee) Montooth of Eaton, Teresa (Steve) Hughes of Liberty, Ind., Leisa (Mike) Kloss of Eau Claire, Wis., Frank Allen of Camden, Ronnie (Donna) Allen of Goldsboro, N.C., Gary (Carol) Allen, Jerry (Linda) Allen, Rudy (Carolyn) Allen, all of Hamilton.; 39 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Thursday, June 3, at the First Southern Baptist Church, Camden, with the Rev. Greg Jackson officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden. R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Southern Baptist Church Building Fund, 35 N. Liberty St., Camden, Ohio 45311.
William J. Coffman
William J. Coffman, 76, of North Commerce Street, Lewisburg, died Tuesday afternoon, June 1, at the VA Medical Center in Dayton after an extended illness.
Born Nov. 21, 1922, in Lewisburg, he was the son of William J. and Laura (Bixler) Coffman. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and retired in 1972 after 20 years of service with Westvaco in Eaton.
He was co-founder of the Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club of West Alexandria, and a member of the VFW of Brookville.
He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Coffman, in March; a brother, Chas Coffman; sisters, Maude Newman, Eva Duke and Edith "Toots" Horsey.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Vivian S. (White) Coffman; sons, Steve Coffman of Lewisburg, Todd Coffman of Brookville and Rick Hyatt of Greenville; daughters, Cheryl A. Coffman of Columbia, S.C., Debra J. Burris of Richmond, Ind., Joyce M. Smyer of Lewisburg and Sharon Snyder of Mesa, Ariz.; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, June 7, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. Ralph Helm officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, with full military graveside honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VA Hospice Fund, VA Medical
Center, 4100 W. Third St., Dayton, Ohio 45428-9907.
Ruth M. Smith
Ruth M. Smith, 98, formerly of Gratis, died Thursday afternoon, June 3, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Eaton after an extended illness. She had been a resident of Vancrest since February 1993.
Born May 29, 1901, in Farmersville, she was the daughter of Abraham L. and Mahala E. (Booker) King. She was a 32-year member of the Gratis United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Greeley Smith, in 1957; a son, Larry Smith, in 1991; a half brother, Harvey Werts; a half sister, Della Stiver; sons-in-law, Jesse Young Jr., in 1996, and Gerald Stubbs, in 1997; a granddaughter, Gail Martin, in 1996.
Survivors include three daughters and son-in-law, Virginia Young of Findlay, Barbara A. and Wayne Hale of West Alexandria, Donna Stubbs of Eaton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and June Smith of West Elkton, Daryl and Audrey Smith of Riverside, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, June 5, at Gratis United Methodist Church, Gratis, with the Rev. Harlan Sorensen officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gratis Emergency Squad.
James Ulrich, 70, of Snellville, Ga., died Wednesday, June 2.
He was born in West Alexandria, and was a graduate of West Alexandria High School. He was a former resident of Kettering.
Survivors include his wife, Pat; a daughter, Missy Ulrich of Snellville, Ga.; sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Melanie Ulrich of Dallas, Ga., David and Colleen Ulrich of Lawrenceville, Ga.; and grandchildren, Heather, Chelsea and Jamie Ulrich of Dallas, Ga.
Funeral services were Saturday, June 5, at Eternal Hills Funeral Home,
Elmer E. Huffman
Elmer E. "Mike" Huffman, 86, of Eaton, died Friday, June 4, at Vancrest Health Care Center.
A native and lifelong resident of Eaton, he was born April 28, 1913, the son of the late Elbert and Jane (Mann) Huffman. He was a retired farmer, and a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Eaton.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret (Wigger) Huffman; two daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and Larry Stoner of Lebanon, Phyllis and Carl Williams of Centerville, Ohio; four grandsons; two great-granddaughters; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Edgar Huffman; and a sister, Edna Hans.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 7, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Brian Dillahunt officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, or to Hospice of Middletown.
Clarence M. Lindsey
Clarence M. "Dick" Lindsey, 85, formerly of Woodview Commons, Eaton, died Saturday, June 5, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.
Born Aug. 31, 1913, in Dayton, he was the son of the late David and Ethel (McDaniel) Lindsey. He retired in 1975 from the National Cash Register Company in Dayton. He was a member of Eagles Lodge #2202 in Eaton.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Davis, in 1954; and two brothers, Claude Lindsey, in 1959, and Charles Lindsey, in 1989.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Linda S. Stroud of Franklin, Carol A. Kiracofe, Connie R. and Mike Hudson of Eaton, Peggy J. and Larry Popps of Sidney, Neb.; three brothers, David Lindsey of West Manchester, Donald Lindsey of Dayton and Edward Lindsey of West Alexandria; two sisters, Beatrice Frenzy of Dayton and Elsie Lindsey of Eaton; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 8, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad, 324 N. Maple St., Eaton, Ohio 45320.
Georgia F. McHenry
Georgia F. McHenry, 91, of Memphis, Tenn., died Saturday, May 22, after a brief illness.
She was born March 15, 1908, in West Florence. She was a graduate of Eaton High School and Ohio Wesleyan University, and for a number of years, taught jewelry and metal smithing at the Memphis College of Art. She married Edgar T. McHenry of Memphis, Tenn., in 1931 and resided in Memphis from the time of her marriage until her death. Mrs. McHenry was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church.
Mrs. McHenry's parents were Ross and Pauline (Frech) Focht, who lived most of their adult lives on East Main street in Eaton. Her father owned a farm near Eaton which is still in the family. For many years, he operated the Eaton Tire Service, which he sold a few years prior to his death in 1964 at the age of 80. Mrs. Focht died in 1978 at the age of 95, a few years after moving to Memphis to be near her daughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1988.
Survivors include a son of Rockville, Md.; and a granddaughter of Hummelstown,
Nettie O. Stevens
Nettie Opal Stevens, 83, formerly of Mills Avenue, Norwood, Ohio, died Sunday, June 6, at Oxford View Nursing Center at Oxford.
Born Oct. 13, 1915, in Jackson County, Ky., she was the daughter of Price and Ellen (Smith) McQueen. She retired from Fifth Third Bank, where she had been employed in janitorial services.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Josie Stevens of Angola, Ind., Ronald and Joan Stevens of Hamilton; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Hallie Williams of Berea, Ky., Margaret Carr and Jewell Cox, both of West Alexandria; a brother, Hiram McQueen of Waneta, Ky.; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Charlie Miller, Conley McQueen and Price McQueen; and two sisters, Carrie Reese and Gladys "Cordie" Isaacs.
Funeral services will be at noon Wednesday, June 9, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Jerry Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.