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Miscellaneous Preble County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998
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|Virginia S. Mulder
Virginia (Smith) Mulder, 79, of North Shore Retirement Community, Lakeside, Ohio, died Friday, Feb. 6, at Firelands Community Hospital in Sandusky.
Born March 23, 1918, in West Alexandria, she was the daughter of Carl F. and Eva M. (Horn) Smith. She was a graduate of West Alexandria High School, attended Heidelberg College and graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in home economics.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. Peter II Mulder; two daughters and sons-in-law, Muriel and Owen Moore of Lima, Marilyn and Kent Bridges of New Madison; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Ann Mulder of Lima, Jim and Ann Mulder of Chesapeake Beach, Md.
Also surviving are two brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Elsie Smith of West Alexandria, Joe and Carolyn Smith of Eaton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Robert Fahrenholz of West Alexandria; Dorothy and Robert Reik of Alaska; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Hale.
Memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at Lakeside United Methodist Church, Lakeside, Ohio, where the family will receive friends after 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International or to the Lakeside United Methodist Church.
Joseph F. Kirkhoff
Joseph F. Kirkhoff, 68, of Eaton, died Tuesday, March 10, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
Born June 12, 1929, in Eaton, he was the son of Frank W. and Susie R. (Sherer) Kirkhoff. He was a 1947 graduate of Eaton High School and had been the owner and operator of the Credit Bureau of Preble County for over 45 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving with the rank of sergeant during the Korean War, and was a member of the Eaton Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Mary H. (Willis) Kirkhoff; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Kathryn and Bernie Brown of Centerville, Ohio; nieces, Vicki and Susan Brown, Lisa and Amy Reasoner; and nephews, Chris Najpaver and Todd Reasoner.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Ellery, in 1965.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 14, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with Glen Fisher officiating. Burial, with military graveside services, was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad.
James R. Rader
James R. Rader, 78, of Eaton, died Wednesday, March 11, at Wayne Hospital in Greenville after an extended illness.
Born April 5, 1919, in Franklin, Tenn., he was the son of the late Rozell M. and Jimmie A. (Parsons) Rader, and had lived in Preble County since 1965. He was a civil service employee of the U.S. Government, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the VFW in Arcanum.
Survivors include his wife, Jeannette E. (Shivadecker) Rader; two sons and daughter-in-law, Patrick A. Rader of Arcanum, James N. "Nick" and Sally Rader of Arcanum; a stepdaughter, Margaret Sinkhorn of Dunedin, Fla.; and two grandsons, Eric Rader and Ryan Rader.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Copinger.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 14, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Suzanne Dillahunt officiating. Burial, with military graveside services, was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Cecil E. McGriff
Cecil E. McGriff, 88, of Eaton, died Wednesday, March 11, at his home.
Born Sept. 25, 1909, in West Sonora (Preble County), he was the son of Ernest and Dora Ann (Simpson) McGriff. He retired from Frigidaire in Dayton in 1971, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Ruth (Heeter) McGriff; a daughter, Jane L. McGriff of Okemos, Mich.; a son-in-law, Jerry A. McRill of Eaton; grandsons, Jeff McRill, Justin and wife Angie McRill, David and Daniel Finks; great-grandchildren, Harley and Jesse McRill.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce E. McRill, in 1987; and a brother, Richard McGriff, in 1988.
Funeral services were Monday, March 16, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad.
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Jane Ann Petty
Jane Ann Petty, 60, of Eaton, died Thursday, March 12, at Hospice of Dayton.
A native and lifelong resident of Eaton, she was born Jan. 27, 1938, in Eaton, the daughter of the late Roscoe and Ruth (Davis) Wright. She was an active member and 1956 graduate of Eaton High School, and was a waitress at The Eaton Place. She was a member of the Eaton Church of the Brethren, and American Legion Auxiliary #215 of Eaton.
Survivors include her husband, Bob Petty, whom she married Feb. 14, 1959; a daughter, Cindy Petty of Eaton; a son, Kerry Petty of Eaton; grandchildren, Kellie Jo Pence, Andi Jo Pence and Riley Petty; a great-grandson, Jaymin Elam; two sisters, Judy Riley of Eaton and Madonna VanBrederode of Brookville; a brother, Fred Mason of Eaton; a niece, Marcy VanBrederode; and nephews, Brad Riley, Jeff VanBrederode, Rick Mason and Matt Mason.
Funeral services were Monday, March 16, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Greg A. Hyre officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420, or to the Eaton Church of the Brethren.
Carl C. Frazier
Carl C. Frazier, 95, of Springdale, Ohio, died Friday, March 13.
He was a former teacher, superintendent and basketball coach in the Preble County school system and the Princeton School District for over 40 years.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret C. Frazier; two daughters, Nancy Sorrell and Sheila (Joseph) Boggs; three sisters, Carmen McWhinney, Geneva Calhoun and Betty Jo Rorabeck; one brother, Clarence Frazier; grandchildren, Carlton, Christopher, Kathleen, Daniel, Andrew, Joseph, Cherie and Peggy; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Frazier; and a granddaughter, Lisa.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 17, at Vorhis Funeral Home, Springdale.
Michael A. Dorr
Michael A. "Mark" Dorr, 34, of Inwood, W. Va., died Monday, March 9, at his home.
He was born July 29, 1963, in Leesburg, Va. He had formerly resided in Camden for about 10 years.
Survivors include his wife, Robin R. (Clark) Door; his parents, Milton A. Dorr Jr. of Camden and Barbara "Bobbie" (Lindsey) Door of Inwood, W. Va.; five daughters, Tabatha Lee Dorr, Molly L. Dorr and Samantha J. Dorr, all of Ohio, Shannon R. Dorr and Brooke N. Dorr, both of Inwood, W. Va.; one stepson, James J. Starliper; one sister, Teresa Haines of Inwood, W. Va.; four brothers, Milton Dorr of Haymarket, Va., John Dorr of Ohio, Rodney Dorr of Inwood, W. Va., and Clinton Dorr of Kearneysville, W. Va.
He was preceded in death by a son, Michael A. Dorr II.
Funeral services were Friday, March 13, at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W. Va., with the Rev. John Divico officiating. Burial was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.
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Dollie E. Yost
Dollie E. (Tompkins-Snyder) Yost, 87, died Friday, Feb. 27.
She was a former resident of Brookville, Mansfield and Bradenton, Fla. Mrs. Yost was for years a missionary to Native American reservations in both Arizona and Haiti, and was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Brookville Chapter #526.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Raymond C. Snyder and Harvey J. Yost; and one brother, Vernon M. Tompkins.
Survivors include one son, Richard C. Snyder; grandchildren, Mark, Deborah, David and Sharon; one great-grandchild, Aria; and one sister, Reva Breese.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at Gilbert-Fellers Funeral Home, Brookville, where the family will receive friends after 1 p.m.
Norma J. Croucher
Norma J. Croucher, 71, of Somerville, died Friday, March 13, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
She was born in Berea, Ky., the daughter of Lawrence and Annie (Johnson) Abrams. She was a member of the Camden Pentecostal Church.
She married Boyd Croucher on Jan. 17, 1947, and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Opal and David Tipton of Camden, and Brenda Graves of Somerville; six grandchildren, Candus, Todd, Jennifer and Sarah Tipton, Kenny Croucher and Gavin Graves; four great-grandchildren, Dannielle, David, Samantha and Dani Elizabeth Tipton.
Also surviving are four brothers, Dewey Abrams of Somerville, Lynn Abrams of Middletown, Mitchell Abrams of Berea, Ky., and Ola Abrams of Louisville, Ky.; and two sisters, Belle Adams of Dayton and Opal Loeser of Louisville, Ky.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Kathy Croucher; and three brothers, Lawrence, Arnold and Walter Abrams.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 17, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Limber Funeral Home/Willard Moss Jr. Memorial Chapel, Camden, with the Rev. Mike Gadd officiating. Burial was in Somerville Cemetery.
Lois J. Nickell
Lois Jane (Allen) Nickell, 61, of Brookville, died Saturday, March 14, at Hospice of Dayton.
Born Sept. 14, 1936, in Dayton, she was the daughter of the late John Sr. and Elvira (Little) Allen. She was a member of the Brookville Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include her children, Leslie Phillips and husband Roger of Brookville, Karen Carbaugh and husband Ron of New Lebanon, Tammy Boehme of Brookville, Timothy Joseph Locke and his girlfriend, Ladonna Creech of Brookville; grandchildren, Jonathan Boehme Jr. of Trotwood and Heather Phillips of Columbus.
Also surviving are brothers, John Allen Jr. and wife Delorse of Verona, and Jerry Allen of Sacramento, Calif.; sisters, Grace Hodge and husband Dewey of Brookville, Lola Allen Copley Halcomb and husband Winifred of Brookville; sister-in-law, Frances Hughes and husband Frank of Lawrence, Calif.; aunt, Phoebe Jane Wampler of Farmersville; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Nickell, in 1983; a son, Thomas W. Locke Jr.; brothers, Lloyd Allen and Roland Allen; and sisters, Maxine Swinson and Mary Trent.
Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family, followed by burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Brookville. Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brookville Rescue Squad, to the Brookville Church of the Nazarene, or to Hospice of Dayton.
Mabel M. Campbell
Mabel M. Campbell, 90, of Vandalia, died Wednesday, March 18.
She was a former member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Ingomar.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale B. Campbell, in 1963.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Harry and Carol Campbell of Vandalia; one daughter, Bev Smith of Vandalia; one sister, Marie Campbell of Eaton; one brother and sister-in-law, George "Skinny" and Susie Suggs of Dadsville; grandchildren, Tim Campbell and Matthew Smith; brother-in-law, Colin Hawkins of Dayton; and a special cousin, Hazel Rhoades of Fairborn.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 21, at Baker-Hazel Funeral Home, Dayton, with Pastor Henry Seibert officiating. Burial was in Willowview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Lela J. Zimmerman
Lela J. Zimmerman, 77, formerly of Franklin Street, Eaton, died Wednesday, March 18, at Whetstone Care Center in Columbus.
Born May 24, 1920, in Parkersburg, W. Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles T. and Elizabeth (Fridley) Zimmerman. She had been employed at Food Filters in Eaton.
Survivors include one brother, Tiffin Zimmerman of Richmond, Ind.; one sister, Mary Lombardi of Columbus, with whom she had resided since 1994; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 21, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Lucile A. Olson
Lucile Anna Olson, 91, died Thursday, March 19, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind. She had been residing at the home of her daughter, Anna Carlson, near West Alexandria.
Born Oct. 24, 1906, in Norwalk, Ohio, she was the daughter of Ernest and Henrietta (Wolff) Thomas. After her mother died of tuberculosis when she was 5 and her father of a heart attack when she was 12, she was raised by her sister and brother.
In 1924, she traveled with her sister and brother to California by touring car, with many adventures along the way. At a later date, accompanied by her sister, she drove to Colorado, accidentally overturning her car while going up Pike's Peak. After righting the car and straightening the axle, they continued.
She graduated from Western Reserve University in 1928 with a degree in sociology. After her marriage to Carl Olson, they moved to Ashtabula in 1935, where she kept books for Olson's Machine Shop. She moved to Eaton in 1975.
Her past activities included teaching Sunday school, playing piano for Head Start and nursing homes, CONTACT emergency help line volunteer, making and collecting dolls, and visiting and transporting the elderly. She was a member of Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge, Alpha Garden Club, Home Garden Club and Grace Lutheran Church in Eaton.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Carl Olson, in 1970; her sister and brother, Ethel and Adelbert Thomas.
Survivors include a daughter, Anna A. (Richard) Carlson of West Alexandria; a son, Carl A. (Greta) Olson of Pittsburgh, Pa.; six grandchildren, Karen E. (Robert) Wathen of Albany, Ky., Nola K. Carlson of Miamisburg, Ingrid A. Carlson of Cincinnati, Erica K. Carlson of West Alexandria, Siri A. Olson of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Kurt G. Olson of Miami, Fla.; and three great-grandchildren, Joshua, Lisa and Laura Wathen.
Funeral services were Sunday, March 22, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Brian Dillahunt officiating. Burial was in Ashtabula Township Cemetery, Ashtabula.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church.
William A. Morrow
William A. Morrow, 76, of North Main Street, Camden, died Saturday, March 21, at Fort Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton.
Born Jan. 18, 1922, in Camden, he was the son of James and Dorothy (Spivey) Morrow. He retired from Fisher-Body, a division of General Motors in Hamilton, in 1989 after 50 years. Mr. Morrow attended Community Christian Church in West Alexandria and Linderwald Baptist Church in Fairfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his first wife, Betty Morrow, in 1970.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Geraldine Ware Morrow of West Alexandria; two sons and daughters-in-law, William Jr. and Luan Morrow of Bradenton, Fla., Don and Karen Morrow of Eaton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Bill Suman of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Linda and Alan Crumbaker of West Alexandria.
Also surviving are one stepson, John M. Ware of West Alexandria; two stepdaughters, Pamela Ruth Printup of Atlanta, Ga., and Merry Jo Delk of Eaton; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Jacques E. Morrow of Hamilton; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 24, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Doug Bottles officiating. Burial was in Twin Valley Cemetery, West Alexandria.
Fannie J. Taylor
Fannie J. Taylor, 97, formerly of Eaton, died Monday evening, March 23, at Extenda Care in Richmond, Ind.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel.