Kathleen "Kay" R. Romer Doerner
Died: Monday, December 01, 2003
Kathleen R. “Kay” Romer Doerner, 85, died Monday (Dec. 1, 2003). She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Doerner.
She was a beloved wife, devoted mother, loving grandmother, dear great-grandmother and a loving sister.
Mrs. Doerner is survived by three children, Susan (Paul) Oliver, John H. Jr. (Julia) Doerner and Richard R. (Kathy) Doerner; five grandchildren, Jamie Chauvin and Joanna, Daniel, Alden, John H. III and Robert Doerner; a great-grandchild; and a sister, Virginia Kleinhenz.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. today at Springfield Friends Meeting, with burial in the Springfield Friends Cemetery. 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 Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Lynn St., Cincinnati.
Samuel W. Leforge Sr.
Died: Sunday, November 30, 2003
Samuel W. LeForge Sr., 96, of Manchester, formerly of Clarksville, died Sunday (Nov. 30, 2003) at his residence. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alta Mae Hiles LeForge.
Mr. LeForge was born Oct. 19, 1907, in Rock City, Tenn., son of the late Isaac and Mae First LeForge.
He is survived by two sons, Samuel W. (Jean) LeForge Jr. of Clarksville and Allen (Carlene) LeForge of Clarksville; a brother, Guy (Margaret) LeForge of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a sister, Lucille Pennington of Harveysburg; eight grandchildren, Debbie (Everett) Crum of Manchester, Daniel LeForge of Clarksville, David (Chris) LeForge of Clarksville, Denver LeForge of Clarksville, Darin (Tracy) LeForge of Clarksville, Robert LeForge of Clarksville, Sheila LeForge of Clarksville and Michelle LeForge of Clarksville; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Oscar, Ray and Everett LeForge; two sisters, Jessie Moon and Hazel Zimmer; and a grandson, Isaac LeForge.
Graveside services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Clarksville Cemetery, Pastor Ray Storer officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of FISHER-EDGINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 97 W. Locust St., Wilmington.
Carl Eugene Hicks
Died: Saturday, November 29, 2003
Carl Eugene Hicks, 81, of Lebanon, formerly of Wilmington, died 3:42 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 29, 2003) at LifeCare Hospital in Miamisburg. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite Breuleux Hicks, who died Sept. 26, 1992. They were married Nov. 20, 1943.
Mr. Hicks was born Nov. 3, 1922, in Hillsboro, son of the late Henry Vernon and Murry Fields Hicks. He retired Nov. 29, 1982, from General Electric in Evandale. From 1973 to 1994, he owned and operated Hicks & Son Mower Sales & Service. He helped to charter the Ohio Horseman’s Council and was a past member of the Ultra Light Airplane Association. He enjoyed motorcycles, woodworking and ultralight airplanes. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by a son, Thomas (Patricia) Hicks of Blanchester; two daughters, Patricia (Jay) Walraven of Wilmington and Mary Anne Hicks of Wilmington; a brother, Robert H. Hicks of Dayton; a sister, Helen Baker; five grandchildren, Merissa (Tony) Meserve, Dr. Darcey Walraven, Jared Ellis, Brady Ellis and Jessica Hicks; a great-grandchild, Peyton Meserve; a special friend, Ruth Poe; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Louise Barns Hicks.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at REYNOLDS-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 327 N. South St., Wilmington, Pastor Kelly D. McInerney officiating, with burial in Sugar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Southwest Ohio Service Area, 8899 Brookside Ave. Suite 102, West Chester, 45069, or the American Heart Association, 101 N. South St., Wilmington, 45177.
Walter Leon Fletcher
Died: Saturday, November 29, 2003
Walter Leon Fletcher, 58, of Xenia, died Saturday (Nov. 29, 2003) at his home. He is survived by his wife, Margene Miley Fletcher.
Mr. Fletcher was born Feb. 10, 1945, in Neville, son of the late Walter B. Fletcher and Ruby Cox.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Ruby Carter of Georgetown, Walter Jason (Deonda) Fletcher of Xenia and Justin M. Fletcher of Dayton; three sisters, Phronise I. Fletcher of Dayton, Frances J. Fletcher of West Carrolton and Arlene Raleigh of Dayton; four grandchildren; and a nephew, Leon Melvin Fletcher.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Church of God, North Broadway, Blanchester, Pastor Kevin Beck officiating, with burial in Second Creek Cemetery, Blanchester. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the TUFTS SCHILDMEYER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 120 W. Main St., Blanchester, to help with funeral expenses.
Charles "Chick" A. Wilkinson
Died: Friday, November 28, 2003
Charles A. “Chick” Wilkinson, 78, of Wilmington, died Friday (Nov. 28, 2003) at Clinton Memorial Hospital. His wife of 53 years, Kathleen Lundy Wilkinson, survives.
Mr. Wilkinson was born May 14, 1925, in Ogden, son of Harry S. and Anna Robinson Wilkinson. A World War II Army veteran, he was associated with the Wilmington News Journal for over 30 years. He was a retired inspector for the Ohio Department of Transportation and served as Adams Township clerk for many years. A graduate of Adams High School, he was a member of the Clarksville Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite of Cincinnati, American Legion Post 49 and the Bible Baptist Church of Wilmington.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Anne Wilkinson of Arlington, Va., and Allen (Jill) Wilkinson of Wilmington; four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Ryan, Kerry and Gregory; a sister, Jane (Russell) Roberts of Wilmington; a brother, Harry T. (Rose) Wilkinson of Georgetown; and a brother-in-law, Homer (Susie) Lundy of Wilmington.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers, John William, Howard, George, Francis, James, Thomas and Lewis.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Bible Baptist Church of Wilmington, with burial in Sugar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the church, with Masonic services at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bible Baptist Church of Wilmington, 55 Megan Drive, Wilmington, 45177. Arrangements are under the direction of LITTLETON FUNERAL HOME, 104 N. Jackson St., Sabina.
Henry "Woody" Woodrow Mahaffey
Died: Monday, November 17, 2003
Henry Woodrow “Woody” Mahaffey, 90, of Blanchester, died Monday (Nov. 17, 2003) at Clermont Nursing Center, Milford. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Sexton Mahaffey, who died March 5, 1981.
Mr. Mahaffey was born Sept. 23, 1913, in West Union, son of the late Henry D. Mahaffey and Jennie May Hayslip.
He is survived by two sons, Harold Mahaffey of Milford and David W. Mahaffey of London; two half brothers, Kenneth Piatti and Herbert Piatti; a half sister, Louise Tucker; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at TUFTS SCHILDMEYER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 120 W. Main St., Blanchester, J.L. Runk officiating, with burial in Plainview Cemetery, Newtonsville. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Fred E. Crowe
Died: Monday, November 17, 2003
Fred E. Crowe, 69, of 119 W. Fancy St., Blanchester, died 6:04 a.m. Monday (Nov. 17, 2003) at Clinton Memorial Hospital emergency room. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Crowe. They were married Sept. 3, 1954.
Mr. Crowe was born Sept. 10, 1934, in Wilmington, son of the late Ed Howard and Esther Jane Howell Crowe. He was a well-known automobile mechanic in the Clinton County area until his retirement. He attended the Eden Christian Fellowship Church in Sabina. He as a veteran of the U.S. Army, and served during the Korean Conflict in Battery A, Second Missile Battalion, 60th Artillery, Naperville, Ill. He attended Port William High School.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Fred E. (Cynthia) Crowe Jr. of Blanchester; a daughter, Lisa (Paul) Jackson of Blanchester; three brothers, his twin Ed (June) Crowe of Blanchester, James Richard “Rusty” Crowe of Blanchester and William (Cathy) Crowe of Reesville; two sisters, Georgianna (Daniel) Johnson of Port William and Diane (Brian) Caldwell of Midland; 11 grandchildren; Freddie E. Crowe III, Dustin Crowe, Garry Crowe, Travis Jackson, Kiley Hollon, Amber Hollon, Somer Jackson, Quinton Jackson, Beverly Shepherd, Kelli Hollon and Tim Rector; five great-grandchildren, Hollie Boyd, Mason Rector, Lilly Wilson, Hayden Wilson and Noah Armocida; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Burden.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at REYNOLDS-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 327 N. South St., Wilmington, with burial in Sugar Grove Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the American Legion Post 49 memorial squad. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Ohio, 11113 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, 45242-1817.
Denver H. Hargrave
Died: Sunday, November 16, 2003
Denver H. Hargrave, 80, of Sabina, died Sunday (Nov. 16, 2003) at Autumn Years Nursing Center, Sabina. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Bean Hargrave. They were married Sept. 18, 1943.
Mr. Hargrave was born Nov. 23, 1922, in Greene County, son of the late Charles O. and Della M. Wilburn Hargrave. He was a former supervisor at Mac Tool. He was a member and past governor of the Sabina Moose Lodge and a member of the Sabina Church of Christ. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, William (Linda) Hargrave of Sabina; two grandchildren, Thomas Lee and Belina Marie Hargrave Gilliam; and three great-grandchildren, Dakota Hargrave, Tyomas Strack and Ajayla Gilliam; a brother, Victor Hargrave of Sabina; and a sister, Virginia Kelly of Washington Court House.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a foster daughter, Shirley Graves; and two brothers, Clarence and Donald Hargrave.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at LITTLETON FUNERAL HOME, 104 N. Jackson St., Sabina, with burial in Centerville Cemetery, Lees Creek. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, with a Sabina Moose Lodge service to be held at 8 p.m.