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Miscellaneous Preble County, Ohio Obituaries - 1999
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|Rhonda L. Hutson
Rhonda Leigh (Morgan) Hutson, 52, Camden, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, at University Hospital in Cincinnati.
Born March 14, 1947, in Vermillion, S.D., she was the daughter of Roy A. and Della Marie Morgan. She and her family moved to Portales, N.M., in 1961, where she graduated from high school. She obtained her BA degree from Eastern New Mexico University, then moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where she worked as a buyer for Goldwater's department store.
She married Ronald C. Hutson on July 4, 1970, in Clovis, N.M. In 1982, the family moved to Hobbs, N.M., where she finished her master's degree in early childhood education.
In 1984, the Hutsons moved to Camden and she worked as a kindergarten teacher at the McGuffey Foundation School in Oxford. She loved horses, and was actively involved with the 4-H groups, horse shows and fairs, as well as providing riding lessons for children in the community.
Survivors include her husband, Ron; son, Cameron Hutson, serving with the U.S. Army at Vilseck, Germany; brother and sister-in-law, Roy A. and Margaret Morgan of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister and brother-in-law, Meg and Mark Paz of Tularosa, N.M.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Jaynelle Irene; and infant son, Cody.
Visitation and funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 30, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, with her family officiating. Her family is then taking her home to Portales, N.M., where she will be buried Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Portales Cemetery.
Elbert L. Doty
Elbert L. Doty, 77, of Eaton, died Thursday morning, Oct. 28, at Middletown Regional Hospital in Middletown.
Born May 4, 1922, in Camden, he was the son of the late Clifford and Marie (Booker) Doty. He was a graduate of Camden High School, and served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He retired in 1984 from Schreiber Sheet Metal Co. after 33 years. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and the Sheet Metal Workers Union.
Survivors include stepsons and their wives, Michael S. and Betty Sizelove, Ronald R. and Beth Ellen Sizelove, all of Eaton; grandchildren, Steven Sizelove of Boulder, Colo., Regina Hawley and husband Mike of Eaton; great-grandchildren, Drew and Zachary Hawley; brother, Donald Doty of Camden; beloved friend, Alice Marts of Middletown; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 30, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor George Brewer officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Richard C. Bender
Richard C. Bender, 57, of East Lexington Road, Eaton, died unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 28, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
Born Oct. 13, 1942, in Lebanon, Pa., he was the son of Richard G. and Lucy H. (Oswald) Bender. He served with the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1970, and was employed as Preble County National Bank EDT manger from 1978 to 1985. Mr. Bender retired after 17 years of service from NCR Corporation in Dayton as senior assistant analyst for the Computer Bank Support. He was owner and operator of All-Sports in Eaton. He was a member of the Eaton Boosters Club and American Legion Post #215 of Eaton.
Survivors include his wife, Frances J. "Fran" (Shindel) Bender; a son and daughter-in-law, Craig R. and Joanne M. Bender, serving with the U.S. Army in South Korea; a daughter, Melody M. Maxwell of Franklin; and a sister, Patricia Deysher of Macungie, Pa.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family, with Pastor James Harvey officiating. Burial will be in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad.
Paul E. Taylor Sr.
Paul E. Taylor Sr., 74, of Ohio 722, Arcanum, died Saturday, Oct. 30, in Fairborn after an extended illness.
Born March 11, 1925, in Rose Hill, Va., he was the son of William F. and Minnie G. (Hobbs) Taylor. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. Mr. Taylor was a member of DAV #104 and American Legion, both of Lewisburg, and VFW #8211 of West Milton.
He was preceded in death by a son, Michael H. Taylor, in 1982; a granddaughter, Tiffany DeLong, in 1985; a brother, Herbert P. Taylor, in 1987; and a sister, Audrey Wilma Ingram, in 1986.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Bessie C. "B. Christine" (Weber) Taylor; three sons, Paul E. Taylor Jr. of Sweet Springs, Mo., James B. Taylor of Arcanum and Robert C. Taylor of Clermont, Fla.; four daughters, Juanita D. Kiel of Arcanum, Jennifer F. Taylor of Fairborn, Virginia M. Litchfield of Dayton and Evelyn L. McDonnell of Mainville, Ohio; a brother, "Bill" Eugene Taylor of Dayton; a sister, Thelma Ray of Rose Hill, Va.; and 19 grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. Kurt Tomlinson officiating. Burial, with full military honors, was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit.
Grace K. Weherley
Grace K. Weherley, 74, formerly of Dafler Road in West Alexandria, died Monday, Nov. 1, at Heartland of Eaton.
Born on June 12, 1925, in Dayton, she was the daughter of the late Orval Clarence and Clara Emma (McIntosh) Kisling. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Lowell Weherley in 1957; a brother, Donald Kisling in 1991; a step grandchild, Joel Patrick Kleehammer, Jr. in 1993.
She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary #322 of West Alexandria.
She is survived by her husband of ten years, Ralph E. "Bud" Weherley, son and daughter-in-law Dennis H. and Betty A. Crowe of Hamilton; brother Keith K. Kisling of Eaton; sisters Hilda Mae Spitler of West Milton and Ruth Clarric Spencer of Eaton; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Barnes Funeral Home, 220 East Main St., Eaton, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Interment was in the Mound Hill Union Cemetery in Eaton.
Memorials may be made to the Eaton Fire Division, 328 N. Maple St., Eaton, OH 45320.
Lawrence Edward Crowell, 79, of Piqua, died Nov.1, at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy.
Born in Eaton on Aug. 7, 1920, he was the son of the late Matthew and Almeda (Harris) Crowell of Greenville. He is survived by his wife, Martha M. (Lamkin) Crowell; the mother of his children, Leola Crowell, Greenville; children Leo Crowell, Greenville; Raine (Crowell) Hunt of Greenville; Lew Crowell of Powell; Leslie Crowell of Greenville; Lyle Crowell of Versailles; Linda (Crowell) McGlothin of Greenville; Lynn Crowell of Grinoeil, Iowa and Lavena (Crowell) Marker of Greenville; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four children, sons Larry and Leroy and daughter Leona and Loretta; and three brothers, Dorsey Crowell, Leonard Crowell and Walter Crowell.
Lawrence attended Number 9 School, a one-room school in Eaton, and was a member of the Church of the Brethren in New Carlisle. He was a member of the Piqua Masonic Lodge Warren #24 and the Dayton Scottish Rite.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 4, at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home in Piqua, with the Pastor Andrew Wright officiating. Interment was at Miami Memorial Park in Covington. Masonic services were held Thursday morning at Warren Lodge #24 followed by Dayton Scottish Rite.
James H. Tyler
James H. Tyler, 75, Eaton, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Regency Manor in Richmond, Ind.
He was born Dec. 6, 1923, in Richmond, Ind., to Homer and Alice (Jones) Tyler and lived in Preble County most of his life. He was a retired supervisor from Nibco in Dayton and was a U.S. Navy veteran of W.W. II. He was a former member of Elk's Onyx Lodge #479, Richmond, Ind., and American Legion Moore Irvin Post #359, Richmond, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his father; wife Elizabeth A. (Niles) Tyler on Jan. 19, 1998; brothers Kenneth and William Tyler.
He is survived by his mother Alice Boatright, Richmond, Ind.; daughter Billie Jean Johnson, Richmond, Ind.; step-daughter Elizabeth J. Bennet, Richmond, Ind.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; step-sister Carrie Elizabeth Watson, Cincinnati; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 5 at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with Rev. Martel Winburn officiating. Interment was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
James N. Wise
James Nathan Wise, 62, Largo, Fla., died Tuesday, Nov. 2, at his residence. He had lived in Florida for the past 12 years, and prior to that, 15 years in Houston, Texas.
Born Feb. 22, 1937 in Middletown, he lived there until moving to Kennard, Texas. He was employed in the fabricating plant at Armco Steel while living in Middletown and was the owner/operator of Wise Wheelchair in Largo, Fla. for 10 years. He was a member of the Woodlawn Church of God, Largo, Fla. and the Masonic Lodge of Eaton and Crockett, Texas.
Preceded in death by his father, James Woodrow Wise and step-father, Earl Huffman, he is survived by his wife of 35 years, Dorothy L. Wise; two daughters, Brenda (Rick) Kulms, Grapeland, Texas and Toni (Brent) Richey of Crockett, Texas; one son, James Nathan (Tracey) Wise II
of St. Petersburg, Fla.; six grandchildren, Rick Kulms, Nikki Kulms and Dustin Kulms of Grapeland, Texas; Mollie Richey and Courtney Richey of Crockett, Texas and Taylor Wise of St. Petersburg, Fla.; mother Geraldine (Rose) Huffman, Largo, Fla.; three sisters, Ginger (David) Dougherty, Gratis; Barbara Wise, West Chester; Pat (Don) Byrd of Deltona, Fla. and one brother, Ronald (Bonnie) Wells, Gratis.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Christian Assembly of God Church with the Pastor Don Dohm officiating. Interment was at Fairmound Cemetery, West Elkton. Funeral arrangements were made by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, Middletown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Assembly of God Church, P.O. Box 1123, Middletown, OH 45042.
Sharon M. Fudge, 45, Eaton, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Reid Hospital, Richmond, Ind.
Born Sept. 6, 1954 in Troy to the late Willard and Pauline (Morgroos) Biser, she lived in Eaton most of her life. An Eaton graduate, she was a former employee of Baxter Travenol in Eaton.
She is survived by sons Jason and Travis of Eaton; sister Karen Biser, Eaton; brothers Gary Biser, Tipp City and Terry Biser, Celina; nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Friday, Nov. 5, at Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, was in charge of arrangements.
Oliver Coleman, 81, of Dayton, died Saturday morning, Nov. 6, at his home.
Born Nov. 1, 1918, in Carmen, Ky., he was the son of John H. and Elizabeth (Bentley) Coleman. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Coleman had worked at Frigidaire in Dayton, 22 years at Gray's Sunoco Station on Salem Avenue in Dayton, and was a parking attendant at Sinclair Community College.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Eunis Charles, in 1997.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Theda L. (Francis) Coleman; a son and daughter-in-law, Norman S. "Steve" and Sue Coleman of Brookville; a daughter and son-in-law, Miriam and Richard Mader of Tomahawk, Wis.; a brother, Leon Coleman of Glenn Burnie, Md.; a sister, Irene Roberts of Lexington, Ky.; two granddaughters, Tonya Leach and Melissa Kamke; four great-grandchildren, Gina Leach, John Tyler Leach, Heather and Haley.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the House of Prayer, Beavercreek, followed by burial in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria. Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Fund.
Lowell E. Miller
Lowell E. Miller, 72, of Oxford-Gettysburg Road, Eaton, died Sunday morning, Nov. 7, at his home after a short illness.
Born April 6, 1927, in Monroe Township (Preble County), he was the son of Ward R. and Blanche E. (Martin) Miller. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II, and retired in 1989 after 15 years at Joseph Hill Company in Richmond, Ind. He worked at Lewisburg Container from 1994 to 1999 as a security officer. Mr. Miller was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses-South Unit of Eaton.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Mary P. (Berry) Miller; two sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne L. and Linda Miller of Fairfield, Jerry D. and Penny Miller of New Paris; a daughter and son-in-law, Robin L. and Bill Huston of Blanchester; two brothers, Gerald Miller of Newark and Kenneth Miller of Spiceland, Ind.; a sister and brother-in-law, Cloma and John Chasteen of New Paris; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Brother Mark Hoffman officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens. A memorial service was held Saturday, Nov. 13, at Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses, Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses-South Unit of Eaton, or to Hospice of Dayton.
Irma E. Breitenbecher
Irma E. Breitenbecher, 87, of Dayton and formerly of Somerville, died Monday, Nov. 1, at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering.
Born Sept. 25, 1912, near West Middletown (Butler County), she was the daughter of the late Garce and Emma (Divers) Billet. She was the first woman mayor of Somerville and served in that capacity for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett L. Breitenbecher; and a son, Jake Breitenbecher.
Survivors include a son, Mike Davis of Hamilton; a brother, Bill Billett of West Middletown; a sister, Edith Stonger of Post Town; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services were Monday, Nov. 8, at Somerville Cemetery in Somerville.
R.C. Nein and Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements.
Keith E. Storer
Keith E. Storer, 72, of New Lebanon, died Tuesday, Nov. 9.
Born May 29, 1927, in Preble County, he was the son of Charles and Carrie (Roof) Storer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a farmer, and retired from Inland (GM) with 25 years of service. He later worked part-time for Kramer & Kramer Auctioneers for several years. Mr. Storer was a member of the Salem Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; a sister, Florence Wehrley; and two brothers, Harold and George Storer.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Dona; a daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Chris Cordonnier of Kettering; a son and daughter-in-law, Kent E. and Leslie Storer of Harlingen, Texas; two grandsons, Andrew and Bradley; sisters and brothers-in-law, Elinor and Carl Somers, Jane Smith, Lois and Dale Baughman; brothers and sisters-in-law, Hugh and Joyce Storer, Paul and Josephine Storer, Loren and Eunice Storer; Stan and Vangie Storer.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 15, at Rogers Funeral Home, New Lebanon, with the Rev. Rolland Daniels and the Rev. Austin Sowers officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Church of God, to Harvest Bazaar, or to the American Cancer Society.
James V. Wallace
James V. Wallace, 71, of New Paris, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, at his winter home in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Born May 11, 1928, he was the son of the late Virgil and Letha Wallace. He was retired from Dayton Reliable Tool.
Survivors include his wife, Mamie L. Wallace; three sons, Darrell Wallace of Somerset, Ky., Thomas Wallace of Cincinnati and Paul Wallace of Camden; four daughters, Jeanette Johnson of Orlando, Fla., Pam Long of Eaton, Connie Bagham of Abilene, Texas, and Jackie Wallace of Dayton; three sisters, Marylee Skeans of New Lebanon, Jean Kvet and Betty Rowland, both of Cleveland; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 13, at Rogers Funeral Home, New
Lebanon, with Pastor Reggie Osborne officiating. Burial was in Bear Creek
Richard L. Creech Jr.
Richard Lee Creech Jr., infant son of Richard Lee Sr. and Holly Nichole (Boucher) Creech of Fairborn, died shortly after birth Friday morning, Nov. 12, at Kettering Medical Center, Kettering.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are paternal grandparents, Robert A. and Kendra Creech of West Alexandria, and Sandra G. and Danny Suggs of Eaton; maternal grandparents, Marcel J. and Patricia Boucher of Fairborn; paternal great-grandparents, Robert and Janet Creech of West Alexandria, and Richard and Dorothy Settles of Gratis.
Also surviving are maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Joann Gillum of Fairborn; paternal great-great-grandparents, Martha J. Williams of West Alexandria and Mabel A. Creech of Lewisburg; uncles and aunts, Robert D. Creech of West Alexandria, Letitia L. Creech of Eaton, Megan E. Boucher and Jordan D. Boucher, both of Fairborn.
He was preceded in death by his maternal great-great-grandparents, Remi and Anna Boucher.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 15, at the First Brethren Church,
West Alexandria, with Pastor Larry Thomas officiating. Burial was in Preble
Memory Gardens. Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West
Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.
Martin L. House
Martin L. House, 74, of South Street, Eaton, died early Saturday evening, Nov. 13, at the Dayton Heart Hospital in Dayton.
Born Nov. 12, 1925, in Camden, he was the son of the late Frank and Rosa (Geeting) House. He was a retired machinist, and a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Ithaca.
Survivors include his wife, Luella (Howard) House, whom he married Oct. 3, 1953; a daughter, Pamela Singer of Greenville; a son, Michael House of Elizabeth City, N.C.; seven grandchildren; a brother, Lloyd House of Hartselle, Ala.; and two sisters, Betty Clark of Vadir, Wash., and Esther Taylor of Eaton.
He was preceded in death by two children, Timothy Patrick House and Kimberly Sue House; two sisters, Margaret House and Mary Jordan; and three brothers, Carl, Pete and Ralph House.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Ithaca, with the Rev. James Castello and the Rev. Jeffrey Blair officiating. Burial of the cremains will follow in Ithaca Cemetery. Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Kenneth Stephen, 76, of Fairhaven, died Saturday, Nov. 13, at his home.
Born May 4, 1923, in Butler County, he was the son of the late Clarence and Ruth (Chapin) Stephen. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was employed as a truck driver and distributor for Mobil Oil Company until his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Michael Stephen; and a brother, Robert Stephen.
Survivors include his wife, Freda (Groves) Stephen, whom he married April 25, 1942, in Hamilton; three sons, Jim (Terry) Stephen of Liberty, Ind., Kenneth "Peanut" (Diane) Stephen of South Charleston, Ohio, Chuck (Dodie) Stephen of Camden; four daughters, Pat (Bill) Roberts of Florence, Ky., Judy (Jerry) Wilson and Cindy (Fred) Wilson, all of Eaton, and Kathy Stephen of Fairfield; 14 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Fred (Ruth) Stephen of Camden.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 15, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson
Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. John Crutchfield officiating. Burial
was in Somerville Cemetery, Somerville.
Clifton J. Bowshier
Clifton J. "Jake" Bowshier, 76, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Union, Ohio, died Monday, Nov. 8, at Meadowview Life Center in Lakeland.
Born April 16 1923, in Mt. Sterling, Ky., he was the son of the late Clifford Sr. and Delphia M. (Delay) Bowshier. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and retired in 1985 after 30 years with Chrysler Corp., Dayton plant. Mr. Bowshier was a member of the United States Trotting Association.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey L. Bowshier, in 1986; brothers, Cletus, Otis, Robert and Kenneth Bowshier; and a sister, Eileen L. Stanley.
Survivors include his wife, Merrell A. (Middleton) Bowshier; sons, Richard Bowshier of Springfield, M. Kevin Brooks of Denver, Colo., R. Shane Brooks of Knoxville, Tenn., and Sam Harmon of Ohio; a daughter, Michele Brooks of Fairborn; 11 grandchildren; and a brother, Taylor Bowshier of Springfield.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 13, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor Jerry Carter officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens.