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Albert C. Reed Sr.

Albert C. "Pete Reed Sr., 71, of New Carlisle, died Wednesday night, June 30, at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield.

Born June 2, 1928, in Liberty, Ohio, he was the son of Samuel W. and Marie B. (Fortner) Reed. He had worked as a plumber, retiring in 1994 from Zengel Construction Company, Dayton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Roy Reed; and three sisters, Elsie Smith, Ruth Windhorst and Dorothy Faulknor.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; three daughters, Carolyn Thompson of Indian Springs, Nev., Debbie Rhome of Brighton, Mich., and Beverly Trichler of Eaton; four sons, Al Reed Jr. and Gary Reed, both of Dayton, Doug Reed of Miamisburg and Ron Reed of Trenton.

Also surviving are a stepdaughter, Diana Tragesser of New Carlisle; two stepsons, Jeff and Rod Demmitt, both of New Carlisle; 23 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Reed of Eaton; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 6, at Trostel, Chapman and Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle, with the Rev. Russell Lawson officiating. Burial was in Forest Hills Memory Gardens, Tipp City.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Gertrude Shock

Gertrude Shock, 100, of Eaton, died Thursday, July 1, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Eaton.

Born Dec. 5, 1898, in Gettysburg, she was the daughter of the late Peter Albert and Flora (Cheak) Swerer, and had lived in Preble County all her life. She was a member of Eaton United Church of Christ.

On Aug. 24, 1918, she married Leonard Shock, and he preceded her in death in May 1966.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Doris K. Shock; a son, Richard L. Shock; brothers, Willard and Robert Swerer; and a sister, Rebecca Bowman.

Survivors include two daughters, JoAnn Kisling of Eaton and Evelyn G. Hale of Las Vegas, Nev.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Davis of Hagerstown, Ind.; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 6, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. James William Whitley officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton United Church of Christ, or to the Eaton Emergency Squad.

Orville J. Brubaker

Orville J. Brubaker, 92, of Eaton, died Thursday, July 1, at Governor Harris Homestead in Eaton.

Born Aug. 25, 1906, in Gasper Township (Preble County), he was the son of the late Jesse and Duvall (Frantz) Brubaker. He was owner of Prebco Manufacturing Co.; a member of the Eaton United Church of Christ; Bolivar Lodge #82, F&AM of Eaton; Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton for over 50 years; and the Farm Bureau.

On March 4, 1929, he married Dorothy M. Michael, and she died May 10, 1997. He was also preceded in death by a foster sister, Esther Coning.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Herman M. and Joan Brubaker of West Alexandria; a daughter and son-in-law, Margery B. and Stewart Prakel of Versailles; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Virgil Brubaker of Haines City, Fla.

Funeral services were Monday, July 5, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, followed by burial in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Edna Ehler

Edna Ehler, 78, of Ohio 503, Arcanum, died Thursday, July 1, in Eaton.

Born Feb. 2, 1921, in Preble County, she was the daughter of Silas and Emma (Weaver) Everding. She was a graduate of West Alexandria High School, was a housewife and farmer. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church of West Alexandria.

Mrs. Ehler was preceded in death by her husband, James, in 1979.

Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Bud and Ruby Everding of Dayton; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 6, at Salem Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Daniel Snider officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.

Glen J. Fourman

Glen J. "Shorty" Fourman, 92, formerly of Lewisburg, died Sunday, July 4, at Heartland of Eaton, where he had resided for the past 18 months.

Born Aug. 12, 1906, near Arcanum, he was the son of the late Joseph Leander and Ida J. (Fellers) Fourman. He was a retired Preble County farmer.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Treva (Bunger) Fourman, in 1927; his second wife, Emma (Requarth) Fourman, in 1979; five brothers, Herby in 1889, Vernie in 1957, Harry in 1972, Ray in 1986 and Arlie in 1989; two sisters, Elcey Moyer in 1981, and Reva Wright in 1982.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Glenn J. and Pat Fourman of Lewisburg; two granddaughters and their spouses, Constance Sue and David Rodrian, Jane Ann and Gary O'Neal; four great-grandchildren, Sarah and Alicia Rodrian, Kelly Potts and Christopher O'Neal; two great-great-grandchildren, Derritt O'Neal and Haylee Potts; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family on Thursday, July 8, at Ithaca Cemetery in Darke County. The Rev. James Lehman will officiate. Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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

Nellie E. Smallwood

Nellie E. Smallwood, 91, of Preble County Line Road, Middletown, died Monday, July 5, at her home.

Born March 3, 1908, in Greenbush, she was the daughter of Andrew and Lidia (Brell) Walt. She was a member of West Elkton Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Greg Taylor, in 1977.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Myrna and Vince Taylor of Middletown; a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Betty Smallwood of Camden; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Gratis, with the Rev. Ruben Cabanillas and the Rev. Paul Pennington officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis. The family will receive friends from 12:30-2 p.m., just prior to services, on Thursday, July 8, at the funeral home.

Rose E. Bach

Rose E. Bach, 83, of LaPorte, Minn., died Sunday evening, July 4, at her home.

Born March 24, 1916, she was the daughter of Wilbur and Elsie Clippenger. She was born and raised in Ohio, and on Sept. 1, 1937, she married Burgess Bach in Preble County.

She and her husband vacationed in the LaPorte area beginning in 1955. In 1960, they founded and developed Northwoods Log Homes, and in 1965, moved to the LaPorte area full time.

Survivors include her husband, Burgess; two daughters, Julia (Ray) Kerby of LaPorte, Minn., and Janet Mobley of Lake Preston, S.D.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Wednesday, July 7, at LaPorte Baptist Church, LaPorte, Minn. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Walker, Minn. Thomas-Dennis Funeral Home, Walker, Minn., was in charge of arrangements.

Mary A. Phares

Mary Ann Phares, 94, of Eaton, died Monday, July 5, at Greenbriar Nursing Center after an extended illness.

Born March 5, 1905, in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Lycurgus Price "L.P." and Amelia (Miller) Barnes. She was a 1923 graduate of Eaton High School, and was the former owner and operator of Phares Drug Store in Eaton.

Mrs. Phares was a member of the Eaton United Church of Christ; Gleaners Chapter #182, Order of Eastern Star at West Alexandria; past deputy grand matron in 1947; past worthy matron of Iona Chapter #5 in 1935 and 1960; and served as secretary for 18 years of Iona Chapter in Eaton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Phares, in 1974; a son, David B. Phares, in 1942; sisters, Florence M. Becker, in 1987, and Grace L. Hogan, in 1989; brothers, Edward C. Barnes, in 1918, Paul F. Barnes, in 1960, and Walter M. Barnes, in 1991.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley A. and Ed Brubaker, Emily L. and Jim Shank, all of Eaton; a brother, Robert W. Barnes of Eaton; grandsons and spouse, Doug S. Manley of Cincinnati, Jeff A. and Linda Manley of Eaton; great-grandchildren, Shane and Ethan Manley of Eaton.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 10, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Jay Whitley officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. Gleaners Chapter #182 conducted memorial services Friday evening at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton United Church of Christ, 113 W. Decatur St., Eaton, Ohio 45320; and/or Eaton Emergency Squad, 324 N. Maple St., Eaton, Ohio 45320.

Loran E. Smith

Loran Eugene Smith, 86, of 261 N. Main St., Eldorado, died Tuesday morning, July 6, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton following a lingering illness.

Born Oct. 11, 1912, in Monroe Township (Preble County), he was the son of Omar T. and Edith (Hayes) Smith. He was a graduate of Lewisburg Union High School, and a lifelong resident of the Lewisburg and Eldorado areas. He retired from General Motors (Frigidaire at Moraine City) after 39 1/2 years of service.

On April 2, 1935, he married Edna Marie Kasserman, who preceded him in death on Oct. 23, 1996.

Survivors include one daughter, Lois Skinner of Eldorado; three sons and daughters-in-law, Everett and Phyllis Smith of Orlando, Fla., Kenneth and Jeanine Smith of Indianapolis, Ind., Allan and Robin Smith of Kettering.

Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Randy Skinner, Greg, Todd and Bradley Smith, Shelley Offenbacker, Rhonda Fink, A.J. Hendrix, Angela Branham and Terri Messer; seven great-grandchildren, Samantha, Kyle, Trent, Jeffrey, Anthony, Adrianna and Tiffany; two sisters, Eunice Miller and Mary Heck, both of Lewisburg.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Billy Smith; a brother, Herbert Smith; and a son-in-law, Lee N. Skinner.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 10, at Bussard-Barnes-Vaniman Funeral Home, Eldorado, with the Rev. Raymond A. Michel and Pastor Tony Fink officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg.

Richard Cunningham

Richard Cunningham, 78, of Fairfield, died Tuesday afternoon, July 6, at Mercy Hospital of Fairfield.

Born May 7, 1921, in Mason, he was the son of Richard and Mary Jane (Huskey) Cunningham. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served from 1942-44. Mr. Cunningham was a 1941 graduate of Bliss College of Business in Columbus.

He was the owner/operator of Cunningham Brothers Feed Mill in Camden for 30 years, then became a sales representative for Wilson Feed in Brookville, Ind., for 20 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of American Legion Post #138, VFW Post #1069 and the Knights of Columbus #968.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth (Mick) Joyce Cunningham, whom he married May 26, 1990, in Fairfield; two sons, Richard Cunningham of Lancaster, Pa., and Jim (Jenny) Cunningham of Middletown; two daughters, Linda Cunningham of Fort Thomas, Ky., and Patti Gray of Richmond, Ind.

Also surviving are two stepsons, Eric (Cathy) Joyce of Jacksonville, Fla., and Tony Joyce of Fairfield; two stepdaughters, Andrea (John Toerner) Joyce of Fairfield and Julie (Brian) Joyce-Smith of Hamilton; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Steven, in May; a brother, John; and a sister, Elizabeth.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 10, at Brown-Dawson Funeral Home, Hamilton, with Father Jeff Silver officiating. Burial was in St. Stephen's Cemetery. American Legion Post #138 conducted memorial services at the funeral home Friday evening.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Scholarship Fund of Badin High School.

Priscilla Gillette

Priscilla Gillette, 65, of Lexington Road, West Alexandria, died Wednesday, July 7, at her home.

Born Oct. 17, 1933, in Lawrence, Ky., she was the daughter of Guan and Gladys (Fyffe) Ferguson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore E. Gillette.

Survivors include two sons, Theodore (Karin) Gillette of Eaton and John (Sharon) Sorrell of Salt Springs Island, British Columbia; two daughters, Yoshiko (Garrett) Lipps and Rachelle (Mark) Wamsley, both of West Alexandria; two grandchildren; several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 10, in Lawrence County, Ky. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, was in charge of local arrangements.

Pauline L. Schweigert

Pauline L. Schweigert, 77, of Bullhead City, Ariz., died Wednesday, June 23. She was a former resident of the Brookville and Eaton areas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence "Bud" Schweigert; her mother, Ethel Howdieshell; and a sister, Helen Mullennix.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Sondra Schweigert; two granddaughters; one grandson; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Miriam Shade of Eaton and Neva Burchfield of Brookville; and a sister-in-law, Juanita Shields of Richmond, Ind.

Burial was in Desert Lawn Memorial Gardens, Mohave Valley, Ariz.

Artis Combs

Artis Combs, 70, of Clarksville, Ohio, died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, July 8, at Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington.

Born April 12, 1929, in Hazard, Ky., he was the son of Robert and Parriett (Campbell) Combs. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and was a roofing contractor. He moved to Clarksville in 1988 from Xenia.

He was preceded in death by a son, Kenny Ray Combs, in 1982

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Velma (Miller) Combs; a son, David Combs of Clarksville; three daughters, Theresa Lawwill, Patty Borton and Sandy Beverly, all of Xenia; three brothers, William Combs and Andrew Combs, both of Eaton, and Earl Combs of Morrow; four sisters, Rebecca Wright of Tennessee, Ora Bennett of Wilmington, Carolyn Rodeffer of Florida and Norma Evans of Waynesville; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sunday, July 11, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Dave Damron officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Fund.

Ruth M. McKown

Ruth (Marshall) McKown, 73, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, July 10, at Hospice of Dayton.

She was a member of the Salem Church of the Brethren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ward E. Marshall Jr.; her parents, Cory and Mary Ida Gross; a grandson, Ryan Marshall; and a brother, Robert Gross.

Survivors include daughters and a son-in-law, Martha and Gary Acton, Dorothy and Bob Prestel, all of Verona, Mary and Ed Ditmer, Jennifer and Shawn Williams, all of Lewisburg; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Lynn Marshall of Douglasville, Ga.; sisters, Nellie Huff of Trotwood and Marjorie Hahme of Lakeview, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, at Gilbert-Fellers Funeral Home, Brookville, with Pastors Larry Tyner and Alvin Cook officiating. Entombment will be in Royal Oak Mausoleum near Brookville. The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, or to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

Robert E. Emerick

Robert E. Emerick, 57, formerly of Eaton and St. Louis, Mo., died Wednesday, June 23, at Willow Creek Nursing Center in Belleville, Ill., after an extended illness.

He was a public accountant. He served eight and one-half years in the U.S. Air Force and during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include his parents, James and Betty Emerick of Clearwater, Fla.

Military graveside services and burial were in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.

Freda M. Robinson

Freda M. Robinson, of West Alexandria, died Thursday evening, July 8, at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus after a short illness.

She was born in Clinchport, Va. and had lived in Montgomery and Preble counties most of her life. She was a 1963 graduate of Dixie High School and in 1982 received a BS in education at Miami University.

Mrs. Robinson was a former third grade teacher at Twin Valley Schools; former owner and operator of St. Clair Academy in Eaton and Citgo Express in West Alexandria. She was a member of Eastern Star at Farmersville and Alpha Kappa Sorority of West Alexandria.

Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Gary R. Robinson; two sons, Gary R. Robinson II of West Alexandria and Joel A. Robinson of Lewisburg; grandsons, Gary O. Robinson III and Bradley Robinson; parents, Fred O. and Emma (Willis) Jenkins of Lewisburg; grandmother, Bertha Willis of Clinchport, Va.

Also surviving are her aunt, Elsie Lamb of Thomasville, Ga.; father-and mother-in-law, Charles and Gladys Robinson of Brookville; sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Bill Bowman, and brother- and sister-in-law, Denver and Maxine Robinson, all of New Lebanon; four nephews, Kevin and Jeff Bowman, Greg and Paul Robinson.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 13, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Kenneth Tye officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery near West Alexandria. Eastern Star conducted memorial services Monday evening at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 1425 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, N.J.

Walter H. Crowell

Walter H. Crowell, 86, formerly of Camden, died Friday, July 9, at Harborside Healthcare in New Lebanon after an extended illness.

Born Dec. 18, 1912, in Preble County, he was the son of Mathew and Almeda (Harris) Crowell. He was a retired Preble County farmer.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dorsie Crowell, in 1980, and Leonard Crowell, in 1976.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mary E. (Lincoln) Crowell; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Douglas R. Kruse of Lewisburg; a brother, Lawrence Crowell of New Carlisle; a grandson, Matthew Blankenship of Arcanum; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 13, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. James Lehman officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery near West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Wayne L. Moore

Wayne Lewis Moore, 65, of 609 S. 8th St., Richmond, Ind., died Saturday, July 10, at his home.

A native and lifelong resident of Richmond, Ind., he was born July 9, 1934, the son of Clarence and Kate (Houser) Moore. He had been a minor league pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, and retired from Eaton Tire in 1998 where he was manager.

Survivors include his wife, Rita L. (Stevens) Moore; five daughters, Diane Rose of Webster, Ind., Kristi Moore of Cincinnati, Rita Brandyberry of Piqua, Lori Christian and Robin Brown, both of Richmond, Ind.; two sons, Ronnie Moore of Richmond, Ind. and Mark Moore of Troy.

Also surviving are two sisters, Louise Long and JoEllen Moore, both of Richmond, Ind.; one brother, Robert Moore of Cambridge City, Ind.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Watt; and a brother, Paul Moore.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 13, at Jones-Klute-Lamb Funeral Home, Richmond, Ind., with the Rev. Michael Holman officiating. Burial was in Goshen Cemetery, Richmond, Ind.

Harold J. Banfill

Harold J. Banfill, 78, of Englewood, died Saturday, July 10.

He owned and operated Banfill Plastering for over 40 years, having performed many major renovations of such facilities as the Victoria Theater, the State Capitol Building, Montgomery County Courthouse and many other projects. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Mr. Banfill was a member of Trotwood Masonic Lodge #755, Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton and the Antioch Temple.

Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Betty L. (Williams) Banfill; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Fred Collins of Romeo, Mich., Judy and Allen Campion, Terry and David Hartman, all of Lewisburg; sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Shirley Banfill of Clayton, Mark and Heather Banfill of Centerville; 16 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell L. and Amelia (Zeitz) Banfill; and a brother, Paul H. Banfill.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, at Kindred Funeral Home, 400 Union Blvd., Englewood, with the Rev. Dick Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Royal Oak Memorial Gardens near Brookville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

Nora V. Robinson

Nora Viola Robinson, 75, 210 Kinsey St., Richmond, Ind., died Saturday, July 10, at Heritage Regency in Richmond.

Born June 9, 1924, in Ft. Wayne, Ind., she was the daughter of Jay and Lela (Cox) Downend, and had lived in Richmond most of her life. She was assistant pastor at South Side Original Church of God.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul J. Robinson.

Survivors include a son, Paul Robinson of Richmond, Ind.; a granddaughter, April Tate of Richmond, Ind.; and a great-granddaughter, Brittany Tate of Richmond, Ind.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, at South Side Original Church of God, with Bishop Alvin White officiating. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service at the church.

A second service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 15, at Jones-Klute-Lamb Funeral Home, 1307 E. Main St., Richmond, Ind., with the Rev. Clyde Hylton officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will take place Thursday, July 15, in Glen Haven Cemetery, Richmond, Ind.

Edgar Johnson

Edgar Johnson, 66, of 810 Clark St., Franklin, died Sunday, July 11, at Sycamore Medical Center in Miamisburg.

Born Sept. 9, 1932, in Manchester, Ky., he was the son of Hillard and Mary (Moore) Johnson. He had served in the National Guard, and was employed by the Miami Valley Coating Paper Co. for 21 years, retiring in 1973.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Mary Ann (Hannah) Johnson; two sons, Tom Johnson of Camden and Eddie Johnson Jr. of Franklin; three brothers, Chester Johnson of Miamisburg, Rutherford Middleton of Carlisle and Lester Slaton of Three Rivers, Mich.; a sister, Frieda Harris of Gratis; and three grandchildren, Andrea, Billy and Valerie Ann

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Berlin.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, at the Eaton-Anderson Funeral Home, 121 E. 2nd St., Franklin. Burial will be in Springboro Cemetery.

Mary E. Jordan

Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Jordan, 82, formerly of Richmond-Palestine Road and Sauer Drive, New Paris, died Sunday evening, Jan. 10, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind., after an extended illness.

Born on Oct. 29, 1916, in Preble County, she was the daughter of George C. and Bernice (Horner) Wolf, and had been a resident of Darke County most of her life. Mrs. Jordan had been a legal secretary for attorneys in Richmond, Ind. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of New Paris and DAR of Preble County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark J. Jordan Sr., in 1992; a son, Mark J. "Jerry" Jordan Jr., in 1996; brothers, Samuel Wolf and John S. Wolf.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Gerry Prokupek of Worthington, Ohio; two sisters, Dorothy Welsh of Dayton and Margaret Greene of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandsons, Mark J. Jordan III and Kane A. Jordan; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were Tuesday, July 13, at Springlawn Cemetery in New Paris, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Northwest Emergency Squad of New Paris, or to Reid Hospital Foundation.

Boyd Tackett

Boyd Tackett, 79, of Camden, died Sunday, July 11, at Fort Hamilton-Hughes Hospital in Hamilton.

Born Feb. 26, 1920, in Beech Fork, Tenn., he was the son of the late Tildon and Susie (Daugherty) Tackett. He married Dorothy Mae Mee on Sept. 6, 1941, in Covington, Ky. He was employed by Rexarc, Inc., retiring in 1983 after 28 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tildon Tackett and Susie Goodman; one brother, Ova Tackett; one sister, Christine Tackett; a half brother, Junior; and a half-sister, Opal.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Tackett; four sons, Jerry B. (Kathleen) Tackett, Donald G. (Cleda) Tackett, all of Camden, Michael P. (Sherrill) Tackett of Eaton, Richard L. (Tami) Tackett of West Alexandria; daughters, Anita Susan (Lee) Walker of Indianapolis, Ind., Nancy Louise (Terry) Miller of Eaton, Marjorie Alice (Rick) Davenport of Avon Lake, Ohio, and Christina Mae Tackett of Camden; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 15, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, 249 N. Main St., Camden, with the Rev. Keith Spencer officiating. Burial will be at the Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the West Alexandria Fire Department, 25 E. Dayton St., West Alexandria, Ohio 45381; or to the West Alexandria Emergency Squad, 8 Marty Lane, West Alexandria, Ohio 45381.

Dorothy E. Sheridan

Dorothy E. Sheridan, 87, formerly of New Paris, died Sunday, July 11, at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Ind., after an extended illness.

Born on June 6, 1912, in Colorado City, Colo., she was the daughter of Frank and Ethel (Miller) Mulnix. She had been living in the Parker City and Muncie area the past 15 years. She was a member of the Tuesday Club of New Paris.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Nelson, in 1996.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Julia M. and Michael Corbett of Parker City, Ind.; granddaughter and husband, Hinda and David Arbogast of Gahanna, Ohio; and a great-granddaughter, Courtney Arbogast.

Graveside services and burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, at Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris, with the Rev. Don Boyer officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-2:45 p.m. Wednesday at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, 109 W. Main St.

Memorial contributions may be made to A Better Way of Muncie, Ind., P.O. Box 734, Muncie Ind. 47308.


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