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Miscellaneous Preble County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

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Billy E. Loy

Billy E. Loy, 74, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, April 29, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Born May 9, 1923, in Lewisburg, he was the son of Ernest H. and Bessie (Bittle) Loy. He was a 1941 graduate of Lewisburg High School, and was co-owner and operator of Loy's Auto Body Shop in Lewisburg for 52 years.

Mr. Loy was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, a member of the Greenville VFW, Memorial United Methodist Church in Lewisburg, Dayton Body Shop Owners Association and Automotive Service Association (ASA).

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Martha J. (Maxel) Loy; three sons, Steve Loy and Mike Loy, both of Eaton, and Jeffrey E. Loy of Lewisburg; one daughter, Carolyn Denlinger of Brookville; 12 grandchildren; one brother, Emerson Loy of Lewisburg; and one sister, Olivia Early of Pyrmont.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Hilda Leggett, in 1995.

Funeral services were Sunday, May 3, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. Jon Thomas officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Parkinson Foundation, 325 N. Third St., Fairborn, Ohio 45324-4959.

Emma G. Coleman

Emma Grace Coleman, 4, daughter of Jeffrey and Patricia Coleman of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, April 29, due to a vehicle accident.

Born Aug. 8, 1993, in Kettering, she attended the Northridge Church of the Nazarene kindergarten Sunday school and also attended Tiny Tots Nursery School in Lewisburg.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Justin; paternal grandmother, Mary K. Coleman, maternal grandparents, Everett and Anna Bean; paternal great-grandmother, Visa Coleman; aunts, Kathy (Don) Weiss, Sherry (Dennis) Jones; uncles, Alan Coleman and Mike (Cindy) Bean; cousins, Tommy, Robin, Gena, Todd, Burke, Nathan, Nolan, Matthew, Ethan, Jessie and Todd (Haskins).

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Bill Coleman, in 1986.

Funeral services were Monday, May 4, at the Northridge Church of the Nazarene, Dayton, with Pastor Gerald Morgan officiating. Geroge C. Martin Funeral Home, Northridge Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Emma, c/o Mrs. Sherry Jones, 2122 Titus Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45414.

Lowell A. Hall

Lowell A. Hall, 77, of Eaton, died Friday, May 1, at Heartland of Eaton.

Born Nov. 17, 1920, in Camden (Israel Township, Preble County), he was the son of Vernard and Ruth (Austin) Hall. He was a 1939 graduate of Dixon High School, was a retired farmer and had been a school bus driver at Eaton and Jackson schools.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Wanda (Shellenbarger) Hall; sons and daughter-in-law, Norman E. and Judy Hall, and Wesley A. Hall, all of Eaton; grandchildren, Beth (Ed) VanZant, Randy (Rhonda) Hall, Scott Hall, Matthew Hall, Zachary Hall and Amanda Hall; great-grandchildren, Jonathan VanZant, Devin Hall, Cody Hall and Alena Hall; a sister, Irene Hockett of Richmond, Ind.; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Monday, May 4, 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 Sugar Valley United Methodist Church or to the Diabetes Foundation.

Janice A. Locke

Janice A. Locke, 57, of Vernon Estates, Viroqua, Wis., died Friday evening, May 1, of cancer at the Vernon Manor Nursing Home in Viroqua, where she became a resident earlier in the day.

Born June 12, 1940, in Preble County, she was the daughter of Robert and Martha (Marquis) Brokamp. Her early years were spent in Ohio where she married Marshall Michael Jr., and they were later divorced. She married Max Locke and they moved to Viroqua in 1973, and were divorced in 1976.

She worked for several years in Viroqua area restaurants, both as a waitress and cook. She was a member of VFW Auxiliary Post #8066 of Eaton; and was a member of Jacobson-Olson American Legion Post #138, where she had served as president and currently was first vice president.

Survivors include three daughters, Theresa (Larry) Young, Karen "Bobbie" Michael and Linda Locke (Kelly Glass), all of Viroqua, Wis.; eight grandchildren; her father, Robert Brokamp of Eaton; a maternal aunt, Betty (Ralph) Jones of Old Towne, Fla.; four stepsisters, Gail (Jeff) Pieratt of Eaton, Barbara Buckley of Bradenton, Fla., Carol (Bob) Williams of Lake Placid, Fla., and Peggy (Ron) Klinger of West Manchester; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Brokamp; and stepmother, Vivian Brokamp.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, at Thorson Funeral Home, Viroqua, Wis., with Pastor Roger Hjelle officiating. Burial will be in Viroqua Cemetery.

Goldie M. Kline

Goldie Marie Kline, 85, of 1320 Eaton-Gettysburg Road, Eaton, formerly of Middletown, died Saturday morning, May 2, at Grandview Hospital in Dayton.

Born Dec. 3, 1912, in Rome, Ohio, she was the daughter of Vincent J. and Minerva (Horner) Holsinger. She retired from Rink's in Middletown; and had been a member of the Eagles Auxiliary in Middletown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold J. Kline, in 1957; and a son, Gary Lee Kline, in 1936.

She is survived by a nephew, Roscoe Holsinger Jr. of Eaton.

Graveside services were Tuesday, May 5, at Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Lowell T. Spencer officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis A. Taylor

Phyllis A. Taylor, 71, of 7325 U.S. 127 North, Lewisburg, died Saturday, May 2, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Born Nov. 7, 1926, in New Paris, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Golda (Cougill) Murphy. She was a retired bookkeeper; and a member of Sugar Valley United Methodist Church.

Her husband, William Taylor Jr., died Feb. 28, 1986.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Anne L. and Ronald Hall of Lewisburg; a son, David L. Taylor Sr. of Haines City, Fla.; and two grandsons, David L. Taylor Jr. and John L. Taylor.

Memorial services were Monday, May 4, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Kenn Barton officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 8899 Brookside Ave., Suite 102, West Chester, Ohio 45069.

John R. Quinn

John Robert Quinn, 88, of Riverview Drive, Dayton, died Sunday, May 3, at his home.

Born June 29, 1909, in Eaton, he was the son of John Lacey and Anna (Hubert) Quinn. He had been Assistant Postmaster General in Washington, D.C., retiring in 1964. Mr. Quinn was an author of poetry and had many poems published.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, James Quinn, Walter Quinn, Maxwell Quinn and William Quinn.

There will be no public service. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, Dayton.

Calvin K. Stonecash

Calvin Keith Stonecash, 68, of Eaton, died Friday, May 8, at Hospice of Dayton. He had been ill for one month.

A native and lifelong resident of Eaton, he was born Nov. 22, 1929, the son of Pete and Martha (Cole) Stonecash. He was a 1947 graduate of Eaton High School, and had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He joined his father-in-law, Ralph Lowman, in work at Lowman Metal Shop in 1953. He became manager of the heating and air conditioning business in 1965 and owner in 1987, before retiring in 1995 after 42 years.

Mr. Stonecash was a member of the Eaton Church of the Brethren, where he served as deacon, choir member, Sunday school teacher and on many boards and committees. He enjoyed hiking, camping, traveling, fishing and volunteer work.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Jean (Lowman) Stonecash, whom he married Oct. 8, 1950, in Eaton; a son and daughter-in-law, Kent and Wendy (Frantz) Stonecash of Eldorado; two grandsons, Mark Austin Stonecash and Connor Tandy Stonecash, both of Eldorado; a foster son, Jason Flory of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Carol Stonecash of Louisville, Ky., Bob and Marsha Stonecash of Eaton; a sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Lawrence Updegraff of Richmond, Ind.; two aunts; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Mark Alan Stonecash, in 1982.

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 12, at the Eaton Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Martin L. Peacock officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Church of the Brethren Youth Fund, 1407 N. Barron St., Eaton, Ohio 45320; Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420; or to the Eaton Emergency Squad, 328 N. Maple St., Eaton, Ohio 45320.

Frank B. Hansen

Frank B. Hansen, 78, of Eaton, died Wednesday, April 29, at his home.

Born Dec. 5, 1919, in Laramie, Wyo., he was the son of the late Frederick Peter and Hazel Blanche (Bingham) Hansen. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

There are no known living relatives.

There were no funeral services. Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.

Charles W. Bresher

Charles W. "Chuck" Bresher, 81, of Eaton, died Wednesday, May 6, at his home after a two-year illness.

Born Feb. 11, 1917, in New Hope, he was the son of the late Frank R. and Sadie A. (Oler) Bresher, and had lived in Preble County all his life.

He was a retired building inspector for Preble County and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Bresher was a former member of the Preble County Fair Board, a privileged member of the Eaton Lions Club and a member of American Legion Post #215 of Eaton.

Survivors include his wife, Cledith B. (Doram) Bresher, whom he married June 22, 1945; two daughters, Becky Koontz and Marty Bresher, both of Eaton; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A sister, Mary Frances Grose, is deceased.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 9, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Fred Hill officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton, where military graveside services were conducted.

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

Glenn G. Moysey Jr.

Glenn G. Moysey Jr., 70, of Eaton, died Thursday, May 7, at his home after an extended illness.

A native and lifelong resident of Eaton, he was born Sept. 12, 1927, the son of the late Glenn G. Sr. and Ruth (Coe) Moysey. He was a 1945 graduate of Eaton High School and a 1950 graduate of Ohio State University.

Mr. Moysey was a retired treasurer from the Twin Valley school system, a former Eaton City Mayor and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was past member of Eaton City Council, a member and past elder and treasurer of the First Presbyterian Church, past commander of American Legion Post #215 of Eaton, Eagles Lodge #2202, former member and Man of the Year in the Eaton Jaycees, a past president of the Eaton Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby (Craig) Moysey, whom he married Dec. 17, 1950; a son, Glenn G. Moysey III of Hilton Head, S.C.; three daughters, Elizabeth Ann Elliott of Somersworth, N.H., Rebecca Lynn Hilliard of Fairborn and Brenda Sue Swartz of New Paris; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; a brother, Charles C. Moysey of Van Wert; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Moysey and Walter Moysey.

Memorial services were Monday, May 11, at the First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Private family graveside services were held at Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, to the Eaton Emergency Squad or to American Legion Post #215 of Eaton.

Raymond L. Brown

Raymond L. Brown, 72, of Somerville, died Thursday morning, May 7, at his home.

Born July 27, 1925, in Williamsburg, Ky., he was the son of Tea Brown and Jamaica Begley. He was employed by Mosler Safe Co., Hamilton, for 25 years, retiring in 1985.

He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in September 1943, served in the Pacific Theater and participated in the occupation of Japan during World War II. He was honorably discharged in July 1946.

Survivors include his wife, Ina L. Browning, with whom he celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 26, 1997; two sons and daughters-in-law, Carl and Bobbie Brown of Dayton, Gary and Shari Brown of Seven Mile; four grandchildren, Rodney, Tera, Geoffrey and Kayla; two great-grandchildren, Heather and Rodney Jr. "Buzz"; one brother, Earl Brown of Lexington, Ky.; and two sisters, Ruth Nicholson of Williamsburg, Ky., and Theo "Tommy" Bradmueller of Fort Wayne, Ind.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 9, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Limber Funeral Home/Willard Moss Jr. Memorial Chapel, Camden, with Chaplain Dennis Roman officiating. Burial was in Somerville Cemetery.

Lillian L. Bunger

Lillian L. Bunger, 92, formerly of Eldorado, died Saturday evening, May 9, in Richmond, Ind., after an extended illness.

Born Aug. 18, 1905, in Clayton, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Bertha (Wolford) Brumbaugh. She was a 1924 graduate of Randolph High School, and a member of the Eldorado United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale K. Bunger, in December 1997; a brother, Robert Brumbaugh; and a stepsister, Grace Keener.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Marjol and Victor I. Miller of Richmond, Ind.; half sisters, Treva Yost of St. Marys and Catherine Boggs of Dayton; two grandchildren, Alissa (Bob) Clark and Brent (Alissa) Miller; and four great-grandchildren, Bradley and Jonathan Clark, Austin and Justin Miller.

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 12, at Bussard-Barnes-Vaniman Funeral Home, Eldorado, with the Rev. Brian J. Sinclair officiating. Burial was in Greenmound Cemetery, New Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, to the Reid Hospital Foundation Home Care Unit or to the Hospice Unit.

Harold E. Tuthill

Harold E. Tuthill of West Alexandria died Saturday, May 9, at Hospice of Dayton after an extended illness.

Born near Camden, he was the son of the late William and Laura Ann (Price) Tuthill. He was a 1931 graduate of Eaton High School, and retired from Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors in 1975.

He was a 50-year member and past master of King Hiram Masonic Lodge #88 of West Alexandria, a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, and a member of Salem Lutheran Church in West Alexandria.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mary Kathleen "Cathy" (Massie) Tuthill; a daughter, Joyce H. Tuthill of West Alexandria; a son and daughter-in-law, John E. and Diane Tuthill of Brookville; sisters, Genevieve Dawkins of Eaton, Elizabeth Jones and Joyce Ward, both of Greenville, and Mildred Kester of Dayton; grandchildren, Melissa and Lee Tuthill; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Tuthill; and a sister, Margaret Craig.

Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family at Salem Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Daniel E. Snider officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Lutheran Church, 70 E. Dayton St., West Alexandria, Ohio 45381, or to Hospice of Dayton, P.O. Box 3509, Dayton, Ohio 45401.

Edwin C. Snow Sr.

Edwin Charles Snow Sr., 82, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, May 9, at Sycamore Medical Center in Miamisburg after an extended illness.

Born Aug. 29, 1915, in Worcester, Mass., he was the son of the late Raymond and Mary (Blair) Snow. He was a graduate of the Springfield (Mass.) Tech High School, American International College, and a 1941 graduate of the Boston College with an LLB and JD degree.

Mr. Snow had been in private law practice, moving to the Dayton area in 1951. He retired in 1981 from the City of Dayton Legal Department. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Flavia "Louise" (Fredette) Snow; a son, Edwin C. Snow Jr. of Union; a sister, Vera Squire of Denver, Colo.; a grandson, Edwin C. Snow III; a nephew, Roger Squire of Denver, Colo.; and a cousin, Charles E. Blair of Uncasville, Conn.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, 411 N. Commerce St., with the Rev. Randy Smith officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Norwich, Conn. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Marie B. Moore

Marie B. Moore, 67, of Camden, died Sunday, May 3, at her home.

Born Dec. 18, 1930, in Finecastle, Va., she was the daughter of Earl and Mary Lou (Mackey) Dillon. She married Ervin McKinley Moore on July 1, 1946, in Liberty, Ind.

Survivors include four daughters, Ethel (Fred) Standridge of Oklahoma City, Okla., Janet (Jack) Childers of Waco, Texas, Phyllis Henson of Oxford and Melanie Violet Moore, at home; three sons, Richard (Debbie) Moore of Camden, Charles Moore of New Lexington and David (Cathy) Moore of Hamilton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Henry Dillon of Ocala, Fla., and Richard Dillon of Eaton; and one sister, Judy Angel of Camden.

She was preceded in death by her husband; three children, Ervin, Craig and Pam; one brother, William Dillon; and one sister, Frances Wing.

Funeral services were Wednesday, May 6, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Limber Funeral Home/Willard Moss Jr. Memorial Chapel, Camden, with the Rev. Elgin Green officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice, 1132 W. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45240.

Edna I. Lanigan

Edna Irene Lanigan, 93, formerly of Kettering, died Monday, May 11, at Catalpa Health and Rehab Center in Dayton after an extended illness.

Born June 13, 1904, in Verona, she was the daughter of the late George and Lucy (Phillips) Shivadecker, and had lived in Montgomery County most of her life. She was a retired self-employed manicurist.

Survivors include two sisters, Helen Knoderer of Glouster, Ohio, and Jeannette E. Rader of Dunedin, Fla.; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, with the Rev. David O. Justis officiating. There will be no public calling. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, is in charge of arrangements.


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