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Miscellaneous Preble County, Ohio Obituaries - 2000
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|Orville D. Kennedy
Orville Dean Kennedy, 43 of Milton, Wash., formerly of Darke County, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 25, at his home.
Born July 24, 1956, in Woodbury, Tenn., he was the son of James L. and Wanda J. (Sherwood) Kennedy. He served in the U.S. Army for four years prior to moving to Washington 21 years ago.
Survivors include two daughters, Jessica Nicole Kennedy and Sheena Cassandra Kennedy; a stepson, Frederick Ian Kennedy; mother, Wanda J. Rothwell of Greenville; father, James L. Kennedy of Morrison, Tenn.; brother and sister-in-law, Randy L. and Emma R. Kennedy of Hollansburg.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 1, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble
Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor William Zink officiating.
Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens Cemetery, West Alexandria.
Nancy R. Ketron
Nancy Reatha Ketron, 91, formerly of Preble County, died Tuesday, June 27, at Mercy Hospital in Fairfield.
Born June 26, 1909, in Bristol, Va., she was the daughter of the late Matthew I. and Maggie (Barker) Statzer. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Garnette O. "Guy" Ketron, in 1976; brothers, Carl, Ivan and Herschel Statzer; and sisters, Amanda Leonard and Bessie Bresher.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Maynard and Carrie Ketron of Granbury, Texas; daughters and sons-in-law, Wilma and Ronald A. Morcom of Sun City Center, Fla., Wanda I. and Denis P. Hogya of Fairfield; a brother, Millard Statzer of Tennessee; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 1, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with Pastor Jeffrey Blair officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society-Preble
Orpha E. Grottle
Orpha E. Grottle, 89, formerly of Euphemia-Castine Road, Lewisburg, died Tuesday, June 27, at BrookHaven Nursing and Care Center in Brookville.
Born Sept. 17, 1910, in Lewisburg, she was the daughter of the late Frank Oscar and Kathryn Nora (Studebaker) Banker. She was a 1928 graduate of Lewisburg High School and a 1931 graduate of Miami Valley School of Nursing. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Lewisburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Grottle, in 1976; and a sister, Ruth E. Hart, in 1993.
Survivors include a son, Richard E. Grottle of Lebanon; a daughter, R. Janet Heinsohn of Wichita, Kan.; and a grandson, Alan R. Grottle of Arlington Heights, Ill.
Funeral services were Friday, June 30, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. Michael Pratt officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit.
Linda Creager, 49, of West College Corner, Ind., died Wednesday, June 28, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
Survivors include her husband, Randy; six children, Tina (Scott) Zimmers, David Creager, Michael Creager and Buddy Creager, all of College Corner, Terry Howard Jr. of Richmond, Ind., and Shannon (Josh) Fuller of Winchester; her parents, Lloyd and Reva Cole of Eaton; one brother, Wayne (Tammy) Dunaway of Ross, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 1, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, followed by burial in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Ethel L. Samdal
Ethel L. Samdal, 83, formerly of New Paris, died Friday morning, June 30, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton after an extended illness.
Born Nov. 5, 1916, in Rock Castle County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Harrison and Lula (Perciful) Cope. She was a member of the New Paris First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sigurd Alfred Samdal, in 1978; sisters, Myrtle Cope, Allene Potts and R. Pearl King; and brothers, John C. Cope, James Cope and George W. Cope.
Survivors include a great-nephew whom she raised, James E. Rinehart of Lake Villa, Ill.; sisters, Beulah Wentz of Warsaw, Ind., and Hazel Ponder of New Paris; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were Saturday, July 1, at Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris, with the Rev. Rodney Shelley officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, New Paris, OH 45347.
Mary E. Whitworth
Mary Elizabeth (Sweny) Whitworth, 39, of Lewisburg, formerly of Miamisburg, died Thursday, June 29, at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus after a two-year battle with Hodgkins disease.
She was born March 29, 1961, in Miamisburg, and was a 1979 graduate of Miamisburg High School. She studied geology at Wright State University and was a geology technician and lab instructor at Sinclair Community College in Dayton.
Survivors include her husband of 14 years, Bruce Whitworth; a son, Robbie; a daughter, Emily; her parents, Everett W. and Bobbye Sweny of Miamisburg; a brother and sister-in-law, Chuck and Bobbi Sweny of Miamisburg; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Anne and Keith Freimark of Centerville, Ohio; Becky and Tim Lewis, Amy and Norman Turner, and Cathy Sweny, all of Miamisburg.
Also surviving are her father-in-law, Charles Whitworth of Kentucky, her mother-in-law, Diana Olinger and husband, Glenn, of Illinois; a sister-in-law, Pam Bickhaus and husband Steve of Illinois; a brother-in-law, Brian Whitwortth and wife Lisa of Kentucky; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia, in 1953.
Community prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 6, from the Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home, 508 E. Linden Ave., Miamisburg, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. from Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, Miamisburg. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nursing Scholarship Fund #59394
at the James Cancer Hospital, 300 W. Tenth Ave., Columbus, OH 43210.
Helen M. Hauser
Helen M. Hauser, 78, of West Alexandria, died Monday, July 3, at Middletown Regional Hospital.
Born March 25, 1922, in Middletown, she was the daughter of Harry and Ellen (Carpenter) Clendening. She was a member of the Towne Boulevard Church of God and active in the Nursing Home and Jail Ministries.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Homer Hauser; two daughters and son-in-law, Judy and David Blevins of Springboro, and Betty Corwin of Carlisle; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Julidta Hauser of Eaton; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Thomas Kenneth Hauser; and a brother, Harry "Bud" Hauser Jr.
Funeral services were Friday, July 7, at Towne Boulevard Church of God, Middletown, with the Revs. Frank Curtis and Mark Jackson officiating. Burial was in Woodside Cemetery, Middletown. Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Danny E. Via
Danny Eugene Via, 39, of Eaton, died Monday, July 3, in Eaton.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Barnes
Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Velma D. Brown
Velma D. (Miller) Brown, 88, of West Alexandria, died Tuesday, July 4, in Bradenton, Fla., while visiting family.
Born June 15, 1912, in Brookville, she was the daughter of Owen Sr. and Blanche (Snider) Miller.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Brown; her parents; five brothers, William H. Miller, Robert D. Miller, Darrell L. Miller, Dennis A. Miller and Joy Miller; and a sister, Dorothea A. Pilarski.
Survivors include two sisters, Vera L. Habekost of Bradenton, Fla., and Earla Mae Giehl of Dayton; two brothers, Owen Miller Jr. of West Alexandria and Jack Miller of Lady Lake, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Monday, July 10, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Daniel Snider officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Alexandria Rescue Squad,
or to the American Lung Association.
Shellie S. Smith
Shellie S. Smith, 101, of Camden, died Wednesday, July 5, at Oxford View Nursing Center in Oxford.
Born June 13, 1899, in Leslie County, Ky., he was the son of Frank and Amanda (Simpson) Smith. He was employed as a pipefitter for Local #162 for 60 years, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1922 until 1925 with the H.Q. Special Troops at Fort Sam Houston in Houston, Texas.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Barney, James, Omas, Miller and Joe Smith; and three sisters, Dora Brock, Dallie Morgan and Ellen Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine (Stamper) Smith, whom he married in October 1968 in Covington, Ky.; three stepchildren, Jack (Pat) Richardson of Camden, Gary (Teresa) Richardson of Dayton and Margaret Jordan of Trenton; nine step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Private memorial services were held at the convenience of the family.
R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements.
Grover V. Price
Grover Virgil Price, 87, of Friendship Village, formerly of Englewood, died Wednesday, July 5.
He was a licensed real estate broker and was owner of G.V. Price Realty. Mr. Price was formerly employed as a foreman at Inland Manufacturing and was a longtime farmer in the Englewood and Lewisburg areas. He was a member of the Basore Road Grace Brethren Church.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Mary Price of Tipp City; daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Jon Warner of Hillsboro, Sharon and Lynn Gorrell of Sanford, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Irma Price of Union, Betty Price of Sharpsburg, Md., and Myrle Hall of Dayton; a former son-in-law, David Moreton II of Longwood, Fla.
Also surviving are grandchildren and spouses, Mary Elizabeth and Michael Hall of Fairborn, Ruth Marie Price of Tipp City, Shelby and Donna Warner of Ripley, Melissa and John Gillespie of Winchester, David III and Torrie Moreton of Atlanta, Ga., and Tyler Moreton of Longwood, Fla.; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth May (Sheets) Price; parents, John Virgil and Lula Emma (Thompson) Price; brothers, Charles, Carl, Fred and James Price; and a sister, Beatrice Phelps.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 8, at Kindred Funeral Home, Englewood, with Pastor Brian White officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dayton Christian Schools.
Donald E. Robinson Sr.
Donald E. Robinson Sr., 72, of New Paris, died Thursday, July 6, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
He was born April 16, 1928, in Richmond, Ind., and served as a Seaman 1st Class in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Robinson had worked as a salesman for 47 years with Medco, which is York Casket Company of Richmond, Ind. He was a member of American Legion Post #360 of New Paris.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Henry Robinson; his wife, Jane M. (Jones) Robinson, in 1995; a son, Donald E. Robinson Jr., in 1993; and a grandson, Jeffrey Joe Puckett, in 1998.
Survivors include his wife of four years, Monnett (Stanley) Robinson; mother, Anna (Chasteen) Robinson of New Paris; daughters and sons-in-law, Connie Jo Voiles and Cindy L. Tucker, both of Richmond, Ind., Linda S. and Doug Batten of New Paris, Gloria Jean and Terry Arnold of Richmond, Ind., Sheila D. and Otis Harmon of Covington, Va.
Also surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Robert E. and Sharon Robinson of New Paris; sisters and brother-in-law, Juanita Shaver and Genevieve Cox, both of Richmond, Ind., Marlene and Ron Delk of New Paris, Wyona Robinson of Indianapolis, Ind.
Other survivors are a stepson and daughter-in-law, Bobby Lenn and Kathy Simmons of Texas; stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Jammie Anette and Ken Knight of Oklahoma, Christina Earline and Bo Shautou of Texas; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 8, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris
Chapel, with the Rev. Doug Morgan officiating. Burial, with full military
graveside services by the Preble County Honor Guard, was in Springlawn
Cemetery, New Paris.
Mary E. Hill
Mary E. Hill, 79, of Eaton, died Friday, July 7, at Heartland of Eaton.
Born Sept. 26, 1920, in College Corner, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Lillian (Trumbo) Hill. She had lived in Preble County all her life. Mrs. Hill retired from Parker Hannifin Corp., and was on the advisory committee which helped start the Eaton Emergency Squad in 1973.
She is survived by a special friend, Diana R. Tipton of New Lebanon.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher
Funeral Home, 226 W. Main St., Eaton, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating.
Burial will be in College Corner Cemetery, College Corner, Ind. Friends
may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services on Wednesday.
Dorothy Lee, 90, of Seven Mile, died Friday, July 7, at her home.
Survivors include a son, Laurence (Mitzie) Lee; a daughter, Vera Boice; 10 grandchildren, Bruce Lee, John Lee, Robin Sizemore, Tom Newton, Tracy Hughes, Becky Singleton, Brian Lee, Tim Boice, Susan Nichols and Shannon Morphis; 22 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Mark (Virginia) Pottenger; four sisters, Lucile Sauer, Ruth Wheeler, Evelyn (Robert) Klenk and Laverne Tharp; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Webb Lee, in 1979; a son, Robert Lee; and a sister, Glyde Wilcox.
Funeral services were Tuesday, July 11, with the Rev. Ruben Cabanillas officiating. Burial was in Collinsville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, West
Elkton, OH 45070.
Juanita L. Stinson
Juanita L. Stinson, 71, of 5650 W. 100 S-90, Huntington, Ind., died Sunday, July 9, at Meadowvale Care Center.
Born Aug. 26, 1928, in Waynedale, Ind., she was the daughter of Edward and Selma (Graft) Coleman. She was a 1946 graduate of Elmhurst High School. She was employed in health care, was N.A. activity director at Ossian Health Care, Christian Care Center, and a volunteer at the Christian Care Retirement Center. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ.
She married Herbert E. Martin on April 8, 1951, in Waynedale, Ind., and he died March 13, 1993. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tracy Hoopingarner; and two brothers, Charles Coleman and Robert Coleman.
Survivors include her husband, Max Stinson, whom she married Aug. 27, 1994, in Yoder, Ind.; two sons, Stephen Martin of New York, N.Y., and David Martin of Eaton; two daughters, Jeanne (Terry) Hoopingarner of Huntington, Ind., and Diane Landrie of Van Wert; nine grandchildren; six sisters, Veta Elliott of Philadelphia, Pa., Mildred Ruhlen of Spring, Texas, Lucille (Carl) Smith of New Haven, Ind., Doris Haven of Tehacapie, Calif., Martha (Donald) Mayers of Ft. Wayne, Ind. and Bonnie (William) Kitchings of Morrow, Ga.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. (Indiana time) Wednesday, July 12, at Goodwin Memorial Chapel, Bluffton, Ind., with the Revs. Neil Wilson and Sylvester Martin officiating. Burial will be in Hoverstock Cemetery, Zanesville, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Church of Christ
Bread of Life or Outreach Program.
William D. Nixon
Memorial services for William D. Nixon, 69, who died Wednesday, June 21, in Poquoson, Va., will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at West Elkton United Methodist Church.
He graduated from West Elkton High School in 1948 and played basketball for the school when the team won the 1948 Preble County basketball championship.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Nancy; a daughter and her husband,
Valerie Nixon and Larry of Columbus; a son and his wife, Mark Nixon and
Sandy of Poquoson, Va.; a daughter and her husband, Leanne and Scott of
Silver Spring, Md.; four grandchildren, Darcy, Amanda, Caitlin and Eric;
a brother, Chuck and wife Ginny of Middletown; two sisters, Rosemarie Sheley
of Middletown, Ruthann Hartbarger and husband Ronnie of West Elkton; nine
nieces and nephews; two aunts, Helen Stansell of Scottsdale, Ariz., and
Ruby Billett of Franklin.
Alvin "Al" Back, 69, of Dayton, died Saturday, July 8, after suffering a heart attack while working in his garden.
Born Jan. 19, 1931, in Breathitt County, Ky., he was the son of Cleveland and Eunice (Clemons) Back. He was a veteran of the Korean War, and retired from Dayton Power & Light in 1992 after 18 years of service. He was a member of Salem Church of God in Clayton, Miamisburg American Legion Post #165 and the DP&L Retirees Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, James Back.
Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Carol Sue (Salyer) Back; a daughter, Karen (Larry) Lovell of Bellbrook; a son, Gregory of Lexington, Ky.; two grandchildren, Nathan and Stephanie Lovell of Bellbrook; three sisters, Janice Back of Gratis, Dorothy (Gene) Donson of Eaton and Aileen (Eddie) Garrett of Middletown; two brothers, Clyde Back of Gratis and Arlie (Wanda) Back of Middletown.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 13, at Dalton Funeral Home, corner of Ohio 4 and Weaver Road, Germantown, with Pastor Austin E. Sowers officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Poasttown, Ohio. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the funeral home.