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Miscellaneous Preble County, Ohio Obituaries - 1999

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Phillip E. Matheny

Phillip E. Matheny, 35, of Eaton, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening, Dec. 8.

He was born June 19, 1964, in Dayton.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna (Hall) Matheny, on Jan. 25, 1995.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy S. (Bettker) Matheny, whom he married Aug. 7, 1995; stepchildren, Crystal, Levi, Brian and Tabitha Grubb, all at home, and Nicki Warmouth of West Alexandria; father, Jesse Paul Matheny of Eaton; brother and sister-in-law, David L. and Patty Matheny of Huber Heights; sister and brother-in-law, LaVerne and Raymond Tompkins of Eaton; nephews and niece, Scott, Sean and Heather; brothers-in-law, Tom Bettker of Eaton, Ted Bettker of Tennessee, Raymond Bettker of Cincinnati and Frank Humphrey of Miamisburg; and father-in-law, Ted Bettker of Eaton.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 11, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor Lowell T. Spencer officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Pauline V. Cira

Pauline V. Cira, 85, of Lima, died Monday, Dec. 6, at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home.

Born Sept. 3, 1914, in Piqua, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Ethel (Owens) Paradore. She was retired from Elder Beerman as a department manager, and had been employed at the Leader Store in Lima. Mrs. Cira was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph R. Cira, whom she married Aug. 3, 1937; one son, Robert J. (Nancy) Cira of Eaton; one daughter, Joyce (Larry) Hatley of Lima; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Dorothy Steward of Lima.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John Paradore; and a sister, Lucille Cira.

Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, Dec. 10, at St. Rose Catholic Church, Lima, with the Rev. Keith McCormack officiating. Burial was in Gethsemani Cemetery, Lima. Hogenkamp Rousculp Funeral Home, Lima, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita's Hospice, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Scott J. Stowe

Scott Joseph Stowe, 28, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Middletown Hospital in Middletown.

He was the son of Joan (Woosley) Stowe, deceased, and Donald Stowe, and was a long-term resident of Doty House/Abilities First Foundation in Middletown.

Survivors include a brother, Jesse R. Stowe of Delaware, Ohio; and his grandparents.

Memorial services were held Friday, Dec. 10, at Doty House, Middletown. Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home, Franklin, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Abilities First Foundation, "Joanie's Joy Fund," 4710 Timber Trail Drive, Middletown, OH 45044.

Dr. Thomas E. Schamaun

Thomas E. Schamaun, O.D., 78, of Eaton, died Saturday evening, Dec. 11, at Dayton Heart Hospital in Dayton.

Born Feb. 10, 1921, in Bazine, Kan., he was the son of the late John and Ruby Blyler (Anderson) Schamaun. Dr. Schamaun was a 1939 graduate of Dighton (Kan.) High School, a graduate of the University of Kansas and Northern Illinois College of Optometry in 1948. He was a doctor of optometry from 1949-1983 and was the first "eye doctor" in the Eaton area.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II; a former member of American Legion Post #215, Eaton; a former member of the Eaton Lions Club, 1951-1982; a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Eaton; a former member of Bolivar Lodge #82, F&AM, Eaton; a member of the American Optometry Association; former vice president of Eaton Loan & Home Aid Company and served six years on the board; a member of the Eaton Country Club where he served as secretary and treasurer, and worked on the Tree Committee.

Dr. Schamaun built bluebird houses for the Blue Bird Trail in the Eaton area, and was a member of the Audubon Society.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Patricia R. (Painter) Schamaun; sons and daughters-in-law, Gregory T., D.O., and Victoria Schamaun of Greenville, Rodrick T. and Sharon Schamaun of Fairfield; daughters and son-in-law, Linda R. and Merle Struble of San Antonio, Texas, and Nannette S. Moreland of Fruitland Park, Fla.; brothers, Perry Schamaun of Las Vegas, Nev., and Wayne Schamaun of Oakland, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 120 N. Maple St., Eaton, with the Rev. Thomas H. Maxedon Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton, with military graveside honors.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, 220 E. Main St., and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association - Preble County Branch, P.O. Box 32, Eaton, OH 45320; or to the American Cancer Society - Preble County Unit, P.O. Box 203, Eaton, OH 45320.

Richard Settles Sr.

Richard Settles Sr., 81, of Aukerman Creek Road, Eaton, died Saturday, Dec. 11, at his home.

Born Oct. 4, 1918, in Madison County, Ky., he was the son of Molly Robinson. Mr. Settles was a U.S. Navy veteran, and retired from Dayton Walther Corp. in 1987 after 35 years.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Settles of Eaton; three sons, Richard Settles Jr. of Germantown, Ronald Settles of Tennessee and Roy Settles of Kentucky; two daughters, Patricia Byrd and Sandra Suggs, both of Eaton; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are a brother, Virgil Settles of Berea, Ky.; five half brothers, Earl Robinson and James Robinson, both of Germantown, Willie Robinson of West Carrollton, Vernon Robinson and Vincent Robinson, both of Kentucky; two half sisters, Elva Lamb and Lillie Robinson, both of Kentucky.

Graveside services were Tuesday, Dec. 14, at Fairview Cemetery, Gratis. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Gratis, was in charge of arrangements.

Eunice J. Barker

Eunice J. Barker, 66, of Eaton, died Sunday morning, Dec. 12, following a brief illness.

Born Nov. 30, 1933, in New Paris, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Margaret (Booher) Smith.

She married Clifford W. Barker on Sept. 21, 1952, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1997.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Rita Barker of Beavercreek, Robert and Donna Barker of Hamilton; grandchildren, Samantha, Shaun, Robert, Michael, Brett and Clifford Barker; brothers, Gilbert Smith of Lynn, Ind., and Ralph Smith of New Madison; and a sister, Grace Hahn of Arcanum.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, 3377 U.S. 35, between West Alexandria and Eaton, with the Rev. Fred Hill officiating. Burial will be in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 33, Eaton, OH 45320; or to the American Cancer Society - Preble County Unit, P.O. Box 203, Eaton, OH 45320.

Edith B. Langevin

Edith B. Langevin, 95, of Eaton, formerly of New Miami, Ohio, died Saturday, Dec. 11, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.

Born April 16, 1904, at Brookville, she was the daughter of the late Anson Edward and Amanda (Brown) Walker. She retired from Champion Paper Company in Hamilton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Langevin, in 1974; brothers, Harry Walker, in 1909, and Wilbert J. "Midge" Walker, in 1973; sisters, Elizabeth Bayliss, in 1965, and Kathryn Bacon, in 1998.

Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Arthur W. "Bud" and Maxine Walker of Eaton; a sister, Helen M. Lawton of Dayton; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 14, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria.

Edith M. Wates

Edith M. Wates, 88, of Somerville, died Monday, Dec. 13, at Westover Retirement Community in Hamilton.

Born May 5, 1911, in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Suman) Thomas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Wates, whom she married April 4, 1931; a brother, Roy Thomas; and a sister, Ruby Russelo.

Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria and Paul Hill, Shirley and Robert Andrews, Sandra and Carl Palechek, all of Hamilton, Donna R. and Kenneth Parks of Darrtown; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, 249 N. Main St., Camden. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at Somerville United Methodist Church in Somerville, with the Rev. George Witmer and the Rev. John H.H. Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Fairmound Cemetery, West Elkton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Westover Retirement Community, 855 Stahlheber Road, Hamilton, OH 45013; to the Somerville United Methodist Church, Mill Street, Somerville, OH 45064; or to Vitas Hospice, 1132 W. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Dorothy J. Guethlen

Dorothy Jane Guethlen, 56, died Thursday, Dec. 9, at Brookhaven Nursing Center in Brookville.

She was a student in the Vandalia-Butler school system for 12 years.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John D. Guethlen, in 1983; and grandmother, Gertrude Heenan, in 1999.

Survivors include her parents, John F. and Donna Guethlen of Lake Lakengren, Eaton; a sister, Susan and husband David Seitz of Beavercreek; a nephew, Craig and wife Lisa Seitz of Englewood and their children, Sara and David; two nieces, Amy and husband David Pennetti and their daughter, Katie of Cincinnati and Jennifer Seitz of Cincinnati; aunts and uncles, Mr. and Mrs. James Gravitt and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Guethlen.

Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 13, at Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, Vandalia, with the Rev. Ronald Hajarian officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brookhaven Memorial Fund, Brookville, OH 45309; or to Hospice of Dayton.

Myrtle L. Holmes

Myrtle Loretta Holmes, 87, of 736 Vermont Ave., Portsmouth, Va., died Thursday, Dec. 2, at her home after a short illness.

Born Oct. 16, 1912, in Eaton, she was the daughter of Clarence L. and Pearl Viola Mae (Thomas) Hartrum. She was a 1932 graduate of Eaton High School.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Wendell Holmes.

Survivors include 11 sons; four daughters; two stepsons; 55 grandchildren; 102 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Clara (Hartrum) Noble of Tacoma, Wash.; and a brother, Marion T. Hartrum of Dayton.

A memorial service was held in Chesapeake, Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, Taylor Road, Chesapeake, Va.; or to the National Cancer Society.

Robert W. Barnes

Robert Woodrow Barnes, 86, of Eaton, died Saturday, Dec. 18, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.

Born April 4, 1913, in Gnadenhutten (Tuscarawas County), Ohio, he was the son of the late L.P. and Amelia (Miller) Barnes. He was the former owner/operator of the family-owned Barnes Funeral Homes, Inc.

Mr. Barnes received his Ohio Funeral Directors license in 1933 and had been active in the business for 66 years. He was a member of the Ohio Embalmers Association, and Ohio and National Funeral Directors Associations. He was a 1931 graduate of Eaton High School and a 1932 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Embalming.

He served as a corporal in the 147th Infantry Ohio National Guard from 1930-1940; was a member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association as a registered official in football and basketball from 1933 to 1953, and had refereed many high school games in the Miami Valley.

Mr. Barnes joined the Eaton Volunteer Firemen in 1947, and retired as captain in December 1982. Of his 35 1/2 years with the fire department, he served 33 1/2 years as secretary/treasurer.

He was a 53-year member of the Eaton Lions Club, where he served as secretary (1948-1953), president (1955-1956), zone chairman (1950-1951), Key member in 1951, Advanced Key member in 1964, life member in 1990 and Melvin Jones Fellow in 1994.

He was a charter and life member of Fraternal Order of Eagles - Aerie #2202, Eaton; a member of Bolivar Lodge #82, F&AM, Eaton; Order of Eastern Star - Gleaners Chapter #182, West Alexandria; was a life member of Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton; a member of The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio #22, Eaton; and a member of St. Paul Methodist Church in Eaton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marydale (Fuhrman-Ryman) Barnes, in 1994; brothers, Edward Cecil Barnes in 1918, Paul Francis Barnes in 1960, and Walter Miller Barnes in 1991; sisters, Florence May Becker in 1987, Grace Louise Hogan in 1989 and Mary Ann Phares in 1999.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Robert C. and Sharon J. Barnes, Bruce L. and Rayna E. Barnes, all of Eaton; grandchildren, Brian R. and Erin M. Barnes, Stephen A. and Lori R. Barnes, all of Lewisburg, Michael H. Barnes of Eaton, William W. Barnes of Fairfield and Julie A. Barnes of Eaton; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Christina, Logan and Lorin Barnes, all of Lewisburg; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, 220 E. Main St., with the Rev. Thomas H. Maxedon Jr. and the Rev. Richard VanTine officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. Eaton Lions Club and Masonic services were conducted Tuesday evening following visitation at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Fire Division, 328 N. Maple St., Eaton, OH 45320; to the Eaton Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 33, Eaton, OH 45320; or to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 120 N. Maple St., Eaton, OH 45320.

Methyl E. Wilson

Methyl E. Wilson, 95, of Jensen Beach, Fla. died Friday, Nov. 19, at Martin Memorial Medical Center.

She was born in Indianapolis, Ind., grew up in Cincinnati, then moved to Jensen Beach where she resided for over 20 years. She was a graduate of Western University in Oxford. Prior to retirement, she taught elementary education, and had previously taught art and English, all in the Columbus City School District, for 18 years.

Survivors include a son, Cecil Eugene Neff Jr. of West Chester; a daughter, Martha Belle Parks of Eaton; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Wilson.

Inurnment will be at a later date in Union Cemetery, Columbus. Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.

Donald D. Krall

Donald D. Krall, 86, died Sunday, Dec. 12, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Born Oct. 12, 1913, in Cincinnati, he was the son of John Calvin and Kathryn Elizabeth (Delaney) Krall.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred (Dourson) Krall; a daughter, Janet Giurgius; sisters, Gladys Stratman, Ethel Peeden and Phyllis Krug; and a cousin, Clarabelle Craig Laird.

A memorial service was held Monday, Dec. 20, at St. Cecilia Church, Cincinnati. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Petersburg Beach, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Cecilia School Scholarship Fund, 4115 Taylor Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45209.

Betty N. Pitts

Betty Nell Pitts, 82, of Auburn, Calif., died Tuesday, Dec. 14, at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital in Auburn.

Born March 1, 1917, in California, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Charlotte (Craft) Watson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Pitts.

Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Kenneth L. and Aileen Pitts, and Gary Pitts, all of Auburn, Calif.; brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd "Bud" and Della Watson, Oakland, Calif.; grandchildren, Barbara Pitts of New York, Todd Pitts of Mexico, Kenneth Anthony (Michele) Pitts of Auburn, Calif., Karina Pitts of Sacramento, Calif., Erin M. (Brian R.) Barnes of Lewisburg; and great-grandchildren, Ciera Pitts, Matthew and Christina Barnes.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Justin C. Fligor

Justin Cole Fligor, infant son of Gary R. and Jacqueline (Sikorski) Fligor of Middletown, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Middletown Regional Hospital.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Austin Bryce Fligor; paternal grandparents, Richard D. and MaryLou Fligor of Eaton; paternal great-grandmother, Verna D. Fligor of Eaton; maternal grandparents, Charles E. and Carol Ann Sikorski of Cincinnati; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside services were Monday, Dec. 20, in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton, with the Rev. Thomas J. Fitzsimmons officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heal Program at Middletown Regional Hospital, 105 McKnight Drive, Middletown, OH 45044-4898.

Susan J. Baughman

Susan Jean Baughman, 47, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Dec. 16, at her home.

Born Dec. 9, 1952, in Dayton, she was the daughter of Robert V. and Lois (Medsker) Couchot. She was a a 1971 graduate of Northmont High School and a former teachers' aide for Tri-County North Elementary School. She was a former five-year member of the Lewisburg Emergency Unit.

Survivors include her husband of 29 years, David M. Baughman; a son, Clinton D. Baughman of Lewisburg; a daughter, Katy S. Baughman of Lewisburg; sisters and brothers-in-law, Becky and Dennis Ditmer of Springboro, Bobbie Denlinger of Brookville, Nancy and Mark Harper of Clayton, Mary and Doug Hill of Kansas.

Also surviving are brothers and sister-in-law, Mike Couchot of Clayton, Scott and Linda Couchot of Jacksonville, Fla.; maternal aunt, Peggy Medsker of Kettering; 12 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 18, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. Curt Duncan officiating. Burial was in Twin Creek Cemetery, West Manchester.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit, P.O. Box 388, Lewisburg OH 45338.

Marjorie E. Holsapple

Marjorie E. Holsapple, 79, of Eldorado, died Thursday morning, Dec. 16, at the Dayton Heart Hospital.

Born Oct. 3, 1920, in Dayton, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Eleanor (Kirkwood) Faig. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Ideal Chapter #293 of Lewisburg; Twin Valley Grange of Lewisburg; AmVets Post #726 Auxiliary of Eldorado and American Legion Post #665 Auxiliary of West Manchester.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ellsworth Faig.

Survivors include her husband, George A. Holsapple, whom she married Dec. 19, 1944; children, Richard A. Holsapple and wife Lillian of Greenville, George W. Holsapple and wife Millie of Eaton, Keith L. Holsapple of Eldorado and Sharon E. Musselwhite and husband George of New Madison; nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Virginia M. Prill of Tipp City.

Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 19, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor Ray Michael officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Zelma P. Dull

Zelma P. Dull, 84, of Ada Doty Street., Gratis, died Thursday, Dec. 16, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.

Born April 24, 1915, in Preble County, she was was the daughter of Roy and Sarah (Smith) Mattix. She was a homemaker and a member of the Gratis United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Leroy "Roy" Dull, in 1976; two sisters, Martha Spivey and Cecil Meyers; two brothers, Carl Mattix and Glen Mattix; and infant twin brother and sister, Florence and Lawrence Mattix.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Pauline and John Hall of Middletown; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gorman and Anna Dull, Maurice and Mary Dull, all of Gratis; a sister, Ethel Coning of Eaton; a sister-in-law, Mildred Mattix of Hudson, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 18, at Gratis United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jim Condrey and the Rev. Ted Cano officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Gratis, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Kathryn E. Frech

Kathryn E. (Ernst) Frech, 95, of Indianapolis, Ind., died Friday, Dec. 17, at her home.

She was born March 16, 1904. Mrs. Frech was a homemaker and a member of the Meridian Street United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer W. Frech.

Survivors include a son, Thomas Frech; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were Monday, Dec. 20, at Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. Flanner & Buchanan Broad Ripple Mortuary, Indianapolis, Ind., was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community VNA Hospice, 135 South B St., P.O. Box 7, Elwood, IN 46036.

Linda L. Beams

Linda L. Beams, 60, of Woodside Drive, West Alexandria, died Saturday, Dec. 18, at Grandview Hospital in Dayton.

Born Feb. 2, 1939, in Kokomo, Ind., she was the daughter of Ernest and Elnora (Wysong) Hankins.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Bobby Beams; a son, Ralph Beams of West Alexandria; a daughter, Cindy Bartlett of Eaton; a grandson, Aaron Bartlett of Eaton; her mother, Elnora Owens of Eaton; three brothers, George (Patty) Owens of Urbana, Roger (Brenda) Owens of West Alexandria and John (Sandy) Owens of New Lebanon; three sisters, Leslie (Joe) Johnston of Monticello, Ind., Linda (Frank) Summers of Lebanon, Ind., and Alma (Joe) Clay of Shelbyville, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Curt Johnson officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria.

Clara L. Dempsey

Clara Lavinia Dempsey, 83, of Lewisburg-Western Road, Lewisburg, died Saturday, Dec. 18, at Hospice of Dayton.

Born Jan. 30, 1916, near Sunbury (Montgomery County), Ohio, she was the daughter of the late William and Rosa (McKee) Berry. She attended Spartanburg School in Randolph County, Ind., and retired from F & F Mold in Verona. She was a member of the Homemakers Club in Lewisburg.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Faye Rosalene Dempsey, in 1938; a grandson, Johnny Dempsey, in 1970; brothers, Jack, Chester, Bruce and Kenneth Berry; and sisters, Helen Berry, Mildred Rose and Opal Hill.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Malcolm T. Dempsey; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Marilyn Dempsey, Andy and Lois Dempsey, all of Lewisburg; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Ronnie Daubenmire of Xenia, Shirley and Tom Louthan of Brookville, Helen and "Bud" Thokey of Clayton; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. James N. Lehman officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit.

Pauline Jaymes

Pauline Jaymes, 60, of Orchard Hill Drive, Miamisburg, died Saturday, Dec. 18, at Middletown Hospital.

Born Dec. 27, 1938, in Kentucky, she was the daughter of Sam and Alma (Collinsworth) Long. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, George Jaymes; a son, Michael L. Jaymes of Dayton; a daughter, Teresa Suttles of Dayton, Tenn.; four grandchildren; a brother, Samuel Long Jr. of Hillsboro; and a sister, Imogene Dutze of Hamilton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, James I. Long and Neil Long.

Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 20, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, followed by burial in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis.

Judith I. Reed

Judith I. Reed, 60, of Little League Drive, Eaton, died Sunday, Dec. 19, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind., after a brief illness.

Born Oct. 18, 1939, in Wayne County, Ind., she was the daughter of the late John R. and Susan L. (Mendenhall) Inloe. She was a 1957 graduate of Camden High School, and had lived in Preble County all her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood Leo Reed, in May 1996.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Scott T. and Deneen Reed of Eaton; stepsons, Tim Reed and Mark Reed, both of California; a stepdaughter, Cindy Madison of Arizona; a sister, Shirley Roach of Eaton; several step-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, 220 E. Main St., with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Burial will be in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at the funeral home.

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

Edgar D. Glander

Edgar D. Glander, 87, of West Manchester, died Monday, Dec. 20, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

Born March 29, 1912, in West Manchester, he was the son of the late Wilbur F. and Sarah C. (Geeting) Glander, and had lived in Preble County all his life. He was a 1931 graduate of Monroe High School.

Mr. Glander was a retired truck driver and farmer; a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II; member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lewisburg; life member of American Legion Post #665, West Manchester; and served on the Preble County Fair Board for 16 years.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Veda Bernice Glander, in May 1958; and an infant sister.

Survivors include his wife, Helena K. (Bearfield) Glander, whom he married April 3, 1965; sons Edgar F. "Eddie" Glander of West Manchester, Scott A. Glander of West Alexandria, Kirk D. Glander of Eldorado; stepson, Donald E. Hodge of Limestone, Tenn.; two granddaughters, three grandsons, one step-granddaughter; and one step-great-grandson.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lewisburg, with the Rev. James N. Lehman officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg. Family and friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Michael Chapel, West Manchester, and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Preble County Cancer Society.

Bernice I. Wilson

Bernice I. "Bunny" Wilson, 82, formerly of West Manchester, died Sunday, Dec. 19, at Heartland of Greenville after an extended illness.

Born Nov. 30, 1917, in Richmond, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Maggie Ruby.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James and Marie Wilson of Eaton; a sister, Grace Ford of Eaton; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald C. Wilson, on July 10, 1993; sisters, Alice Kelly, Anna Ramsey and Hazel Markey; and a brother, Earl Ruby.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Lowell T. Spencer officiating. Burial was in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Darke County, 122 W. Martz, Greenville, OH 45331.


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