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Martha E. Keller

Martha E. Keller, 86, of Camden, died Monday, May 22, at Oxford View Nursing Center in Oxford.

Born Aug. 26, 1913, in Dixon Township, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Anna (Fitzsimmons) Ramsey. She was employed as a secretary by Will Mawer and Dr. Jack Bridge. Mrs. Keller was a member of the United Methodist Church in Camden.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark Keller, whom she married Nov. 10, 1932, in Newport, Ky.; a son, Gordon Keller; a daughter, Joyce Keller; two brothers, Cecil and Marcus Ramsey; a sister, Cleo Young.

Survivors include two daughters, Helen (Dean) Christman of Camden and Kay (Bob) Sorrell of Eaton; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Thursday, May 25, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. Thomas H. Maxedon Jr. officiating. Burial was in Somerville Cemetery.

Dale R. Good

Dale R. Good, 77, of Greenville and formerly of the Lewisburg area, died Monday, May 22, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Born June 5, 1922, in Harrison Township (Preble County), he was the son of the late Alva and Esther (Ressler) Good. He was a 1940 graduate of Verona High School and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired in 1981 from Project Unlimited in Dayton.

Mr. Good was a member of Verona United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #215 of Eaton, a life member of the DAV, Libanus Lodge #80 in Lewisburg and Scottish Rite - Valley of Dayton.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucille J. (Woolf) Good, in 1967; and a sister, Betty Bowman, in 1991.

Survivors include his wife, Helen B. (Adams) Good; a son and daughter-in-law, Garry L. and Bonnie A. Good of Eaton; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Bob Brown of Lewisburg, Pamela and Greg Summers of Arcanum, Sue Ann and Robert Fox of Millersburg, Melinda and Dean Clark of Arcanum; a brother, Gale G. Good of Arcanum; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Thursday, May 25, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. William Schilling officiating. Burial, with full military honors by the Preble County Honor Guard, was in Arlington Cemetery, Brookville. Masonic services were conducted at the funeral home during visitation on Wednesday evening.

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

James L. Traylor Sr.

James L. Traylor Sr., 73, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, May 23, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.

Born June 20, 1926, in Richmond, Ind., he was the son of the late Phillip and Anna (Lambert) Traylor. He retired in 1996 after 36 years as a truck driver for Lewisburg Container.

He was preceded in death by a half brother, William Britton, in 1995.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Ethel (White) Traylor; a son and daughter-in-law, James L. Jr. and Cindy Traylor of Winchester, Ind.; brothers, Robert Traylor of Camden and Charles W. Traylor of West Manchester; and grandchildren, Brittany Harris and Holden Michael Traylor.

Funeral services were Friday, May 26, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. Riley Parker officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Cancer Fund-Preble County Unit.

Margaret E. Fosnot

Margaret E. Fosnot, 86, formerly of Brookville, died Tuesday, May 23, in Longwood, Fla.

Born Feb. 20, 1914, in Richmond, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Eva (Reinheimer) Slorp.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George L. Fosnot, in 1995; and two brothers, Kenneth and Robert Slorp.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, M. Elaine and George Gatti of Longwood, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald L. and Dolores Fosnot of Huber Heights; two brothers, Pete Slorp of Morgan Hill, Calif., and Harold Slorp of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were Saturday, May 27, at Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris, with Dr. Richard Mitchell officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Earl L. Powell

Earl L. Powell, 69, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, May 24, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.

Born April 20, 1931, in Miamisburg, he was the son of Sherman and Ida (Lynch) Powell. He was a 1949 graduate of Waynesville High School. Mr. Powell retired in 1993 from NCR after 30 years, was a former Preble County School Board member and a former Twin Township Trustee for five years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #163 in Waynesville.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Judith Powell; three daughters, Belinda (Mike) Gallagher of Lewisburg, Mary Beth (Pete) Zwiesler of Greenville and Coral (Mark) Goeke of Eaton; nine grandchildren; and a brother, Elmer Lee Powell of Waynesville.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 27, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, followed by burial in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, P.O. Box 3509, Dayton, OH 45401-3509.

Clement G. Toschlog

Clement G. Toschlog, 82, of New Paris-Twin Road, New Paris, died Wednesday, May 24, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind., after an extended illness.

Born Nov. 23, 1917, in Wayne County, Ind., he was the son of the late John B. and Laura L. (Austerman) Toschlog. He was a 1935 graduate of Jefferson High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient. Mr. Toschlog had worked for Wayne Works in Richmond, Ind., and retired in 1983 as a Jefferson Township dairy farmer. He was a member of the Preble County Farm Bureau and St. John's Catholic Church in New Paris.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Greg Toschlog, in 1972.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lucille D. (Nocton) Toschlog; sons and daughters-in-law, James M. and Jeri L. Toschlog, Dale E. and Elizabeth Toschlog, John B. and Laura A. Toschlog, all of New Paris, C. Eugene and Pamela Toschlog of Richmond, Ind. a daughter, Patricia M. Toschlog Zadik of New Paris; sisters, Rosemary Quesenberry of Eaton, Anna Mae Petry of Eldorado and Alice Petry of Camden; and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral Mass was Saturday, May 27, at St. John's Catholic Church in New Paris, with the Rev. Thomas Fitzsimmons officiating. Burial, with full military graveside services by the Preble County Honor Guard, was in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris. A Rosary service was conducted during visitation on Friday. Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, or to Seton High School Building Fund, Richmond, Ind.

Wandalee Stewart

Wandalee Stewart, 70, of Eaton, died Thursday, May 25, at Governor Harris Homestead in Eaton.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Donald Williamson of West Alexandria.

There was no public funeral service. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Preble County Humane Society.

Leroy McCurry

Leroy McCurry, 73, of Hillsboro, died Thursday morning, May 25, at Highland District Hospital.

Born Sept. 23, 1926, in LaFollette, Tenn., he was the son of Mina and Ethel (Wilson) McCurry. He was a veteran of World War II. He had owned and operated Schlenker's Jewelers in Eaton, and was a retired watchmaker.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred (Sharp) McCurry whom he married on July 26, 1952, in Dayton: one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and John Ricketts of Arcanum; one sister, Sarah Setser of Findlay; four grandchildren, Susan Rayle of Dayton, Bobby Hoblit of Melbourne, Fla., Jacob Ricketts of Arcanum and John Ricketts of Waynesville; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Marie Weinland.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 27, at the Turner & Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro, with Brother Jeff Griffin officiating. Burial, with military graveside honors, was in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria.

Dorothy Stephens

Dorothy Stephens, 73, of Hamilton, died Thursday, May 25, at the Butler County Care Facility.

Born July 26, 1926, in Hamilton, she was the daughter of Walter and Mary (Deaton) Rogers.

She was preceded in death in 1993 by her husband, Albert G. Stephens, whom she married in 1943 in Hamilton.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Albert E. "Sonny" and Roberta Stephens of Seven Mile, Donald and Sharon Stephens of Hamilton; a sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and Arnold Frost of Bradenton, Fla.; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Carson Rogers; and a sister, Ruth Mays.

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 30, at Brown-Dawson Funeral Home, Hamilton, with the Rev. Joe Gerlach officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

Stephen A. Combs

Stephen Andrew Combs, 42, of Eaton, died Thursday, May 25, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

He was born July 7, 1957, in Xenia, and was a 1976 graduate of Eaton High School. He was a self-employed contractor and home builder, and a well-known and respected interior design consultant. He was co-founder of Market Masters Realty, and taught real estate and interior design classes at JVS.

Survivors include his parents, Andrew and Nancy L. (Rhubert) Combs of Eaton; a brother, Jeffery T. Combs of Eaton; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were Sunday, May 28, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Kenn Barton officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 33, Eaton, OH 45320.

Robert F. Bell

Robert F. Bell, 73, formerly of Eaton, died Saturday, May 27, in Bradenton, Fla.

Born June 6, 1926, in Eaton, he was the son of the late Hubert and Ruth (Eikenberry) Bell. He was a retired farmer, had worked at Producers Livestock in Eaton and was a weighmaster for the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Surivors include his wife, Katherine (Dobson) Bell; a son, Michael Bell of Eaton; a stepson, Donald D. Terry of Key West, Fla.; stepdaughters, Deborah Kramer and Connie Sue Terry, both of Eaton; three step-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Lou Keehner and Sandra Ball, both of Eaton; a brother, David Bell of Eaton; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 2, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, 226 W. Main St., Eaton, with the Rev. Raymond E. Rothwell officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Mary Lou Fligor

Mary Lou Fligor, 63, of Eaton, died Sunday, May 28, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, as the result of an auto accident.

A native and lifelong resident of Eaton, she was born May 26, 1937, the daughter of William and Goldia (Straw) Layland. She was a 1955 graduate of Eaton High School.

Mrs. Fligor retired in 1992 after 20 years as an inventory clerk at Emerson Electric, Browning Distribution Center in Eaton. She was a member of the Eaton United Church of Christ and the Quilters' Club of Eaton.

Survivors include her husband, Richard D. Fligor, whom she married Aug. 24, 1956; a daughter, Renee L. Shiveley of Dayton; sons, Tim A. Fligor of Eaton and Gary R. Fligor of Middletown; four grandchildren; a brother, William Layland of Orlando, Fla.; a sister, June Cottingim of Eaton; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, James Layland.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, 226 W. Main St., Eaton, with the Rev. James W. Whitley officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad.

Ricky R. Lane

Ricky R. Lane, 46, of West Manchester, died Sunday, May 28, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

He was born July 16, 1953, in Richmond, Ind. He was a machine operator at Parker Hannifin Corp. in Eaton.

Survivors include his parents, Glen and Norma (Morningstar) Lane of Middletown; daughters and son-in-law, Holly Renee and Bobby Lux of Greenville, Amy Jean Lane and Teresa Ann Lane, both of West Manchester; a son, Randy Clay Lane of West Manchester; a granddaughter, Desiree Taylor Morgan; sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and Larry Maxey of Middletown, Brenda and Stephen Michael of West Manchester; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Anthony Lee Lux.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, 226 W. Main St., Eaton, with Pastor Bryan Rea officiating. Burial will be in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Essie Ollis

Essie Ollis, 92, of Somerville, died Friday, May 26, at Garden Manor Nursing Home in Middletown.

Born July 25, 1907, in North Cove, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Sam and Lura (Denny) McGee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kelsey Ollis, whom she married in Shell Creek, Tenn.; three brothers, Dave, Sam and Bud Ollis; and three sisters, Eva Barlow, Bessie Ollis and Beatrice Ollis.

Survivors include two sons, Kenny (Mamie) Ollis of Somerville and Bill Ollis of Jonas Ridge, N.C.; one daughter, Doris Ann Ollis of Jacksonburg; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 30, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. Greg Jackson officiating. Burial was in Somerville Cemetery.


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