Ruth N. Cain
Died: Tuesday, March 12, 2002
Ruth N. Cain, 89, of Lebanon, went to be with the Lord Tuesday (March 12, 2002) at Sycamore Hospital, Miamisburg.
She is survived by four sons, Arthur L. (Betsy) of North Carolina, Norman E. (Carolyn) of Clarksville, Larry D. (Brenda) of Morrow and Ronald L. (Debra) of Lebanon; four daughters, Barbara L. Tucker of Xenia, Nancy Edwards of Leesburg, Mary Ellen Cain of Sabina and Cora J. Kissell of Xenia; 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Raymond Cox, Richard Cox and Billy Cox, all of Brookville; a sister, Mary Rowe of Trotwood; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at STUBBS-CONNER FUNERAL HOME, 185 N. Main St., Waynesville, Pastor Mike Howell officiating, with burial in Clarksville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Eleanor Frances Barnby Brewer
Died: Monday, March 11, 2002
Eleanor Frances Barnby Brewer, 77, of Wilmington, died Monday (March 11, 2002) at Hospice of Dayton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rexford D. Brewer, who died March 28, 1995. They were married Dec. 18, 1945.
Mrs. Brewer was born Feb. 16, 1925, in Richmond, Va., daughter of the late Thomas and Alice Morton Barnby. She was a teacher and taught in different schools for 30 years. She retired from the Kings Mills Local School District after teaching there for over 20 years. She also was a veteran of World War II serving in the Marines.
She is survived by three daughters, Carol Brewer Thomas and Kay Frances Brewer, both of Wilmington and Cynthia Elaine Brewer of Antioch, Tenn.; a son, Glenn Davis Brewer of Wilmington; two grandchildren, Amanda Kay Thomas and Kathleen Elaine Thomas; and a great-grandchild, Savannagh Lee Herald.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Barnby.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday at the LITTLETON FUNERAL HOME, 104 N. Jackson St., Sabina, with burial in Clinton Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Dorothy Louise Drake
Died: Monday, March 11, 2002
Dorothy Louise Drake, 91, of Sullivan, Mo., died Monday (March 11, 2002). She was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald McDonald, and her second husband, Fred R. Drake.
Mrs. Drake was born Aug. 1, 1910, in Pansy, daughter of the late Frank and Hazel Sheets Donahue. She made her home in Pansy until her marriage to her first husband. After she married her second husband, the family lived in Ohio until 1983, when they moved to Bourbon, Mo. She was a member of the Sullivan Garden Club, the Missouri Baptist Hospital Auxiliary of Sullivan, the Ohio Chapter of the D.A.R., the Business and Professional Women in Wilmington and was a volunteer at Clinton Memorial Hospital. She played the part of Mrs. Claus for the Chamber of Commerce parades for several years. Children really enjoyed her and she returned love to them. She was well known and loved by all in the Sullivan community and was a real people person, who never knew a stranger. She was a Baptist by faith and prayed nightly to her Lord. It was known by her family and friends that she had a good understanding with God.
She is survived by a daughter, Pat (Gordon) Baxter of Sullivan; a sister, Catherine Nicodemus of Wilmington; three grandchildren, Mark A. Moon of Atlanta, Ga., Matthew A. (Patti) Moon of St. Charles, Mo., and Victoria L. (Christopher) Callahan of St. Peters, Mo.; two stepgrandchildren, Gordon IV (Teresa) Baxter of Alton, Ill., and David Baxter of Bourbon, Mo.; three great-grandchildren, Brian and Jennifer Callahan of St. Peters, Mo., and Nicole Taylor Moon of St. Charles, Mo.; a stepgreat-grandchild, Rachel Baxter of California; and other relatives and friends.
In addition to her two husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Marion Donahue, and a sister, Frances Taylor.
Graveside funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the New Antioch Cemetery, New Antioch, under the direction of REYNOLDS-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 327 N. South St., Wilmington. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 9 p.m. today at the EATON FUNERAL HOME in Sullivan, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Diabetes Foundation or the MS Foundation.
Alma M. Bentley
Died: Sunday, March 10, 2002
Alma M. Bentley, 92, of Lees Creek and for the past month a resident of Friendly Center, Wilmington, died Sunday (March 10, 2002) at Dayton Heart Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight W. Bentley, who went to his heavenly home Dec. 30, 1995. They were married Aug. 7, 1932.
Mrs. Bentley was born Aug. 18, 1909, in Clinton County, daughter of the late George and Rosa Bauer Compton. She was active as a 4-H leader and as a Sunday School and Bible school teacher for many years. She was a retired substitute postal clerk in Lees Creek and a retired school bus driver for the East Clinton School System. She was a charter member of the Community Christian Church near Lees Creek and an associate member of the Good Shepherd Church of the Brethren in Bradenton, Fla., where she and her husband spent many winters.
She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn (Max) Sharp of Lees Creek and Janet (Jim) Austen of Leesburg; seven grandchildren, Keith (Leslie) Sharp of Louisville, Ky., Steven (Cris) Sharp, Deborah (David) McKenzie, Pattie (Chuck) Flint and Bruce (Tammy) Davis, all of the Lees Creek area, Carol S. Davis of Leesburg and Denise (Dan) Fraysier of Marion; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth carver of Washington Court House and Dorothy (Leslie) Hook of Wilmington; and a brother-in-law, Glenn (Evalyn) Bentley of Wilmington.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Patrick Reed Flint; and three brothers, Harold, Floyd and Everett Compton.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at the Community Christian Church, 5173 SR 729 South, Sabina, with burial in Centerville Cemetery, Lees Creek. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at LITTLETON FUNERAL HOME, 104 N. Jackson St., Sabina. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Christian Church or a charity of the donor's choice.
Matthew Anthony Guilfoyle
Died: Sunday, March 10, 2002
Matthew Anthony Guilfoyle, 49, died suddenly Sunday (March 10, 2002). He is survived by his wife, Margaret Cowan Guilfoyle.
He was born the son of Jack Guilfoyle and the late Juliette Guilfoyle.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Jill (Shaun) Bevan, Timothy Guilfoyle and Thomas Guilfoyle; a sister, Mary Pennington; three brothers, John, Mark and Tom Guilfoyle; a stepmother, Margaret Guilfoyle; a mother-in-law, Leah Cowan; and many friends, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Clarence Cowan.
Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday at the Miami Corwin Cemetery, Waynesville. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the SHORTEN & RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 400 Reading Road, Mason. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, Tenn. 38148.
Irene Adkins Holland
Died: Sunday, March 10, 2002
Irene Adkins Holland, 77, of Wilmington, died Sunday (March 10, 2002) at her residence. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Eugene Adkins, who died in 1973, and her second husband, S. Earl Holland, who died in 1978.
She was born Dec. 12, 1924, in Hillsboro, the daughter of the late Guy Eugene and Sylvia Florence Edwards Mullenix. She was a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church, where she formerly served as choir director. She graduated from Hillsboro High School, then attended college for two years. She was an LPN at Clinton Memorial Hospital for 17 years.
She is survived by two sons, Francis A. (Mary Jo) Adkins of Centerville and Christopher (Bonnie) Adkins of Roger City, Mich., three daughters; three daughters, Jewell A. (John) Downing of Huber Heights, Joan E. Sanderson of Wilmington and Janette E. (Steve) Conley of Wilmington; two sisters, Margaret (Bob) Wilson of Wilmington and Pauline (Gene) Cameron of Hillsboro; 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 73 N. Mulberry St., Wilmington, with the Rev. James M. Wedig officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery. REYNOLDS-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 327 N. South St., is serving the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton Memorial Hospital Foundation, 610 W. Main St., Wilmington, 45177.
Betty L. McCarren
Died: Saturday, March 9, 2002
Betty L. McCarren, 79, of Waynesville, died Saturday (March 9, 2002) at the Quaker Heights Nursing Home in Waynesville. Her husband, Carroll F. McCarren, preceded her in death in 1975.
Mrs. McCarren is survived by a son, Dennis P. (Barbara) McCarren of Waynesville; two grandchildren, Paul (Michele) McCarren and Scot (Julie) McCarren; two great-grandchildren, Noah Paul and Hannah Louise; two brothers, Raymond (Nellie) Rich of Waynesville and Thomas (Eleanor) Rich of Lebanon; five sisters, Mary Henry of Morrow, Helen Rich of Lebanon, Esther Rich of Morrow, Juanita Redfern of Wilmington, Gladys (Marvin) Sullivan of Lebanon; and several nieces and nephews.
A private funeral service was conducted Tuesday at the STUBBS-CONNER FUNERAL HOME, 185 N. Main St. in Waynesville, with interment in the Miami Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Betty L. McCarren Memorial Fund, in care of Quaker Heights Nursing Home, P.O. Box 677, Waynesville, OH 45068.
Linda Kay Arnold
Died: Friday, March 8, 2002
Linda Kay Arnold, 53, of Oxford, went to be with the Lord Friday evening (March 8, 2002) at Hospice of Cincinnati, Hamilton unit, at Sunrise Assisted Living, after a long battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife for 35 years of John Arnold Jr., who survives. They were married in 1966 in Wilmington.
Mrs. Arnold was born March 1, 1949, in Wilmington, daughter of the late Herschel and Mary Durbin Garrison. She and her husband moved to the Morning Sun area 28 years ago and five years ago they moved to Oxford. She was an operating room nurse at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, Oxford, for 31 years She loved bowling and was a member of the Morning Sun Presbyterian Church. Most of all, she loved being a grandmother. She was a loving wife, devoted mother and mother-in-law, and proud grandmother. A mother's love is forever; nothing can ever take it away.
She is survived by three children, Jackie (Doug) Bulach of Eaton, John (Amy) Arnold III of Loveland and Jennifer (Daniel) Schmidt of Eaton; six grandchildren, Scott, Elizabeth, Lucas and Sara Bulach, Cameron Schmidt of Eaton and Jack Arnold of Loveland; five brothers, Larry (Donna) Garrison of Martinsville, Jack (Rita) Garrison of Clarksville, Richard Garrison of Wilmington, Gary (Elaine) Garrison of Sabina and William (Cindy) Garrison of Sabina; two sisters, Patricia (Patrick) Flint of Union City, Ind. and Peggy Burns of Union City, Ind.; and 52 nieces and nephews. She is survived by many who love her.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth, Herbert and Roger; and a sister, Charlene.
Funeral services were held at SMITH & OGLE FUNERAL HOME, 101 W. Church St., Oxford, with burial in College Corner Cemetery, West College Corner, Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn.: Web, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga. 30368-2454.