June Van Houten Siemering
Died: Tuesday, April 23, 2002
June Van Houten Siemering, 81, died Tuesday (April 23, 2002). She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Siemering.
She was a beloved wife, a devoted mother, a beloved grandmother and a proud great-grandmother.
She is survived by three children, Janie Siemering, Mabel (John) Wessendarp and Bill (Virginia) Siemering; four grandchildren, William, Sarah, Samantha and Katie; and a great-grandson, Ezekiel.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday at HODAPP FUNERAL HOME, 8815 Cincinnati-Columbus Road (U.S. 42), West Chester. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 222, Williamstown, Ky. 41097.
George Wayne Moore
Died: Monday, April 22, 2002
George Wayne Moore, 54, of 26183 W. Vista Court, Ingleside, Ill., died Monday (April 22, 2002) unexpectedly.
Mr. Moore was born Nov. 17, 1947, in Hamilton, son of George McClelland and Marie Abrams Moore of West Carrollton. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, serving in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He graduated in 1965 from Wilmington High School, received a bachelor's degree in 1983 from Park College and a master's degree in humanities in 1989 from Central Michigan University. He attended the Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill. He was employed by Federal Express in 1985 and was its regional human resources manager.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, the Rev. Bruce (Carol) Moore of Dayton; a grandmother, Eva Abrams of Miamisburg; a nephew, Jordan Wayne Moore; and a niece, Alyssa Ann Moore.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Howard M. Abrams and Henry C. and Lucy Ann Moore.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Clear Creek Christian Assembly, 1150 S. Main St., Springboro, the Rev. Bruce Moore officiating, with burial in Miami Cemetery, Corwin, where full military honors will be accorded. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church.
Jane N. Moseley
Died: Monday, April 22, 2002
Jane N. Moseley, 75, of Greenfield, died 8:41 p.m. Monday (April 22, 2002) at Greenfield Area Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Col. John R. Neel. She is survived by her second husband, James H. Moseley. They were married May 9, 1980.
Mrs. Moseley was born June 30, 1926, in Lynchburg, daughter of the late Casey R. and Blanche Hayes Bateman. She was a retired from Ferno-Washington Inc. in Wilmington as a human resources administrator. She was a member of the Greenfield First Presbyterian Church, the Tuesday Night Knitters and the Women's Golf Association. She graduated from Lynchburg High School.
In addition to her second husband, she is survived by two sons, J. Brian Neel of Columbus and Kevin P. (Connie) Neel of Atlanta, Ga.; two stepdaughters, Kay (David) Dearth of Chillicothe and Rebecca (Terry) Bethel of Bloomington, Ind.; a stepson, David Moseley of New Lexington; seven grandchildren, Casey and Kelly Neel and Erin, Shauna, Matthew, Wendy and Laura Bethel; and two great-grandchildren, Kylie and Evan Bethel.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at ANDERSON-STRUEVE FUNERAL HOME, 306 S. Washington St., Greenfield, with burial in the Lynchburg Masonic Cemetery, Lynchburg. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Died: Monday, April 22, 2002
Allen "Bunker" Wilson, 62, of Wilmington, died 10:15 p.m. Monday (April 22, 2002) at Clinton Memorial Hospital and he was surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Jessie Wilson. They were married Dec. 25, 1956, in Midland.
Mr. Wilson was born Jan. 7, 1940, in Clinton County, son of the late Thomas D. and Edith M. Jordan Wilson. He had worked for NCR, owned his own Marathon gas station for several years and finally was employed by Wilmington City Schools. He enjoyed dealing and trading cars and took much pride in restoring his prized 1947 Ford. He is well remembered for his wit and humor. He was a proud dad and grandpa.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Nicole Wilson of Wilmington; a son, Dwayne (Jana) Wilson of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren, Jessica and Courtney Wilson; a brother, Richard (Charlotte) Wilson of Wilmington; a sister, Jo Ann (Monte) Pence of Houston, Texas; and many loving friends and family.
Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at FISHER-EDGINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 97 W. Locust St., Wilmington, Keith Dimbath officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. If desired memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Wilmington City School's Foundation Teacher Grant, 341 S. Nelson Ave., Wilmington, 45177.
John T. Swindler
Died: Tuesday, April 9, 2002
John T. Swindler, 85, of 774 Kathryn Drive, Wilmington, died 9:38 p.m. Tuesday (April 9, 2002) at Clinton Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Jean Mulroney Swindler. They were married Sept. 10, 1952.
Mr. Swindler was born Jan. 16, 1917, in Xenia, son of the late James and Mary O'Driscol Swindler. He was a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired as a tech sergeant. He served during World War II and the Korean War and served with the United Nations forces in India and Pakistan. He was also retired from Swindler & Sons Florist. He was a member of the Retired Air Force Sergeants Association. He graduated from Wilmington High School.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Scott Swindler of Columbus; two daughters, Linda (John) Hrenya of Union, Ky., and Lori (Brian) Dixon of High Point, N.C.; a sister, Mary K. Music of Miamisburg; and eight grandchildren, Nichole Hrenya, Lindsey Hrenya, Amanda Hrenya, Kelly Swindler, Andrew Dixon, Joseph Dixon, Daniel Dixon and Michael Dixon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.
Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at Sugar Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, 45203. Arrangements are under the direction of REYNOLDS-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 327 N. South St., Wilmington.
Herman W. Thomas
Died: Tuesday, April 9, 2002
Herman W. Thomas, 89, of Jamestown, died Tuesday morning (April 9, 2002) at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
Mr. Thomas was born June 2, 1912, in Jefferson Township, son of the late Frank and Eva DeVoe Thomas. He was a retired farmer and lived his entire life in the Jamestown area.
He is survived by a sister, Eula Leaman of Jamestown.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Reva Thomas, and a brother, Leroy Thomas.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday at POWERS FUNERAL HOME, 12 N. Limestone St., Jamestown, with burial in Silvercreek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Gary P. Berken
Died: Sunday, April 7, 2002
Gary P. Berken, 67, of Wilmington, died 1 p.m. Sunday (April 7, 2002) at Clinton Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Berken.
Mr. Berken was born Dec. 16, 1934, in New York City, N.Y., son of the late Edward and Eleanor Bass Berken. He was a member of the Steuben Lodge 112 and F&AM Pulteney Park in Bath, N.Y. He was a 32nd degree Mason.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by Richard Berken of Davidson, Md.
No visitation or funeral services were scheduled. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton Memorial Hospital Foundation, 630 W. Main St., Wilmington, 45177. Arrangements are under the direction of REYNOLDS-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 327 N. South St., Wilmington.
Arthur Allen Kirby
Died: Saturday, April 6, 2002
Arthur Allen Kirby of Bradenton, Fla., died April 6, 2002, in Bradenton. He is survived by his wife, Mary Benlehr Kirby of Bradenton. They were married July 20, 1935, in Newport, Ky.
Mr. Kirby was born Aug. 2, 1916, in Clinton County and raised in Lees Creek. During World War II, he served his country in the U.S. Navy. He received the Victory Ribbon, the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon and the American Area Ribbon. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Bradenton, Fla. In his professional life, he was an assembly line worker for 20 years with International Harvester in Springfield. He managed the Redhead Service Station for 20 years in Springfield. Then he worked for five years as a metallurgist for Cooper Industries in Springfield. He and his wife moved to Bradenton, Fla., 20 years ago. He had previously attended the Northside Christian Church in Springfield and then he attended Kirkwood Presbyterian Church in Bradenton.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Judith Weller of Bradenton, Fla., a brother, Vaughn Kirby of Hillsboro; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.