Myron "Dake" Haines Dakin
Died: Thursday, November 06, 2003
Myron Haines “Dake” Dakin, 84, of Florida, died Oct. 6, 2003, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Louise Thomas Dakin.
Mr. Dakin was born Feb. 26, 1919, in Sabina. He graduated in 1943 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and attained the rank of lieutenant colonel. He worked with Dr. Werner Von Braun on the U.S. satellite program in Huntsville, Ala., before being assigned to SHAPE headquarters in Paris, France. In addition, he served as commander of the 34th Signal Battalion Corps in Germany and was commander of the East Coast Relay Station in Maryland. After retiring from the military, he worked with the Apollo space flight program at NASA.
He is survived by a daughter, Suzanne Marie Dakin of Ormond Beach; three sisters, Jean Dakin-Norton, Mary Ellen Benson and Martha Fuller; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn H. Burton.
Inurnment will be held 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Sabina Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of LITTLETON FUNERAL HOME, 104 N. Jackson St., Sabina.
Barbara Jane Cuningham
Died: Thursday, November 06, 2003
Barbara Jane Cunningham, 57, of Blanchester, died Thursday (Nov. 6, 2003) at Blanchester Care Center. She is survived by her husband, Donald R. Cunningham of Blanchester.
Mrs. Cunningham was born March 23, 1946, in McArthur, daughter of Allen and Sylvia Hogland Vititoe.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Darren (Christina) Cunningham and Mark Rose; a daughter, Lori Ann Cunningham; and three brothers, Steve (Diane) Vititoe, Roger Vititoe and John Vititoe.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Blanchester Calvary Baptist Church, the Rev. Ralph Cole officiating, with burial in Blanchester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of FISHER-EDGINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 97 W. Locust St., Wilmington.
William Alva Smith
Died: Thursday, November 06, 2003
William Alva Smith, 52, of Hillsboro, died Thursday (Nov. 6, 2003) at Highland District Hospital, Hillsboro. He is survived by his wife, Belinda Jackson Smith of Hillsboro.
Mr. Smith was born Aug. 4, 1951, in Pike County, son of Daisy K. Rose Smith of Willettsville and the late William C. Smith.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son, Cary (Gina) Smith of Russellville; two daughters, Billie (Timothy) Brown of Hillsboro and Rebekah (Jamie) Kessinger of Hillsboro; a stepson, James (Stephanie) Shepherd of Hillsboro; a stepdaughter, Jessica Shepherd of Wilmington; a brother, Anthony (Hazel) Smith of Hillsboro; two sisters, Janet (Jimmie L.) Brown of Martinsville and Carolyn (William H.) Rhoads of Hillsboro; and six grandchildren.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas A. Smith.
Graveside services will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Smith Hill Cemetery near Rarden, Gary T. Huffman officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, 44720. Arrange-ments are under the direction of HOPE MILLER-THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME, 241 E. Main St., Hillsboro.
Orville D. Harner
Died: Thursday, November 06, 2003
Orville D. Harner, 88, of 5096 Antioch Road, New Vienna, died 6:35 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 6, 2003) at Hospice of Dayton. He is survived by his third wife, Josephine K. Hadley Harner. They were married Nov. 4, 1983. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Louise Matthews Harner, who died in 1978. They were married Dec. 17, 1939. He also was preceded in death by his second wife, Melba Young Fawley Harner, who died in 1982. They were married Nov. 21, 1979.
Mr. Harner was born Jan. 2, 1915, at home in Old Towne, Greene County, son of the late Samuel B. and Isabelle Mae Fenstermacher Harner. During his life, he worked as a display designer for Frigidaire in Dayton, a deputy sheriff for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and for a construction crew in Greene County that built several houses and barns throughout the area. He began farming in 1939 in Clinton County and raised hogs, dairy cattle and grain. He was a member of Fairview Friends Meeting. He was a 60-year member of the Clinton County Farm Bureau and advisory council and a 17-year member of the Clinton County Board of Health. He was a member of the New Vienna Lions Club, where he served as secretary for 24 years; the Wilmington Kiwanis Club, where he was treasurer for six years; and a member of the Clinton County Retired Teachers Association. He was a former member of the Pure Milk Co-op Association, New Vienna Grange, Fayette County Farm Bureau and advisory council, Clinton County Pork Producers, Clinton County Dairy Association, New Vienna Senior Citizens and Clinton County Squares. He served on the board of directors for Clinton Landmark and was a 4-H advisor for 25 years, receiving the Friend of Clinton County 4-H honor. He volunteered as a cook for the Wondering Wheels Bicycle Group on its tour across the United States, for the Indian Camp at Council House, Okla., and for the Friendsville Quarterly Meeting youth camp in Tennessee. He attended Old Towne Grade School, which was a one-room schoolhouse, and graduated in 1932 from Xenia High School.
In addition to his third wife, he is survived by a son, John (Jennie W.) Harner of New Vienna; two daughters, Isabelle Harner Donahey of San Diego, Calif., and Elaine Harner (Mack) Fife of Wilmington; nine stepchildren, Stan (Lin) Fawley of Columbus, Peggy (Arnold) Hill of Wilmington, Marvin (Karen) Fawley of Minnesota, David (Joan) Hadley of Cincinnati, Rose (Russ) Stauffer of Fredericktown, Samuel (Michele) Hadley of Indiana, Esther (Mark) Shinkle of Springfield, Elizabeth Hadley of British Columbia, Canada, and Sue (David) Roehm of Leesburg; a brother, Paul “Pete” Harner of Yellow Springs; seven grandchildren, Michelle Harner (Ryan) Myers of Springboro, Lorine Harner (David) Jarrell of Washington Court House, David H. (Andrea) Harner of New Vienna, Nancy Harner (Jeremiah) Ogden of Mowrystown, Samuel (Whitney) Harner of New Vienna, Brandon Biehl of Columbus and David Fife of Wilmington; 19 stepgrandchildren, Andrew Fawley, Sarah Hill, Ethan Fawley, Dan David Hadley, Tara Hadley, Wes Stauffer, Chandler Hadley, Jeff Roehm, Matthew Shinkle, Elia Burke-Hadley, Adam Hill, Reagan Fawley, Jessica Fawley, Brian Hadley, Jess Stauffer, Colson Hadley, Jennifer Roehm (David) Simonson, Emily Shinkle and McKenna Burke-Hadley; a great-grandchild, Alex Myers; five stepgreat-grandchildren, Jared Jarrell, Dan David Hadley, Shawn Jarrell, Aubriegh Hill and Ethan Hill; two brothers-in-law, Roger (Jean) Young and Paul (Ella Mae) Karnes; and four sisters-in-law, Dorothy Karnes, Jane Karnes, Kathryn Karnes and Anna Jane Karnes.
In addition to his first wife, second wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wilbur Harner; and a sister, Clara Isabelle Harner.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Fairview Friends Meeting, Antioch Road, New Vienna, James Zuehlke, Stan Fawley and Sam Hadley officiating, with burial in the New Vienna I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at L. EUGENE SMITH & SON FUNERAL HOME, 64 S. South St., New Vienna. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Vienna Lions Club, in care of Charles Martin, 627 Tilton Road, New Vienna, 45169; the Wilmington Kiwanis Club, in care of Myron Halley, 327 W. Locust St., Wilmington, 45177; or the Fairview Friends Meeting, P.O. Box 189, New Vienna, 45159.
Lena L. Miller
Died: Wednesday, November 05, 2003
Lena L. Miller, 88, of Lebanon, died Wednesday (Nov. 5, 2003) in Otterbein Retirement Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Robert P. Miller Sr.
Mrs. Miller was born Jan. 11, 1915, in Franklin County, daughter of the late Harry and Lena Simcox Moore.
She is survived by two sons, Robert (Hazel) Miller Jr. of Marengo and the Rev. Joseph (Ronna Jo) Miller Sr. of Tacoma, Wash.; two daughters, Vangie (the Rev. Gary) Hughes of Lebanon and Beth (the Rev. Joseph) Green of Alcoa, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn Warner of Clare, Mich.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at the Otterbein United Methodist Church, the Rev. Dr. Dean Feldmeyer, the Rev. Dr. Donald L. Fritz, the Rev. Dr. Robert Buswell and the Rev. Kathy Reiff officiating, with burial in Otterbein Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Sychar Camp Meeting Children’s Program, the Wilmington United Methodist Church parlor project or Otterbein Lebanon Benevolent Care Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of WELLMAN FUNERAL HOME, 1455 N. Court St., Circleville.
Sgt. Steven D. Conover
Died: Sunday, November 02, 2003
Sgt. Steven D. Conover, 21, of Fort Sill, Okla., went to be with his Lord Sunday (Nov. 2, 2003) in Fallujah, Iraq. He is survived by his wife, Brooke Dalton Conover. They were married Nov. 10, 2001.
Sgt. Conover was born April 25, 1982, in Wilmington, son of Gary Conover Sr. of Amelia and Lorraine Hobbs Earley of Wilmington. He graduated in 2000 from Wilmington High School and attended Laurel Oaks as a student in the aviation department. He was a member of the Wilmington Church of God.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his stepfather, Michael Earley of Wilmington; a brother, Aaron Alexander of Wilmington; two sisters, Kaliegh Earley of Wilmington and Corrie (Adam) Simpson of Wilmington; a nephew, Trevor Alexander; his grandparents, Luther and Phyllis Hobbs and Jack and Carolyn Earley of Wilmington; his in-laws, Mary and George Dalton of Washington Court House; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Michelle and Randy Barrer; a son of his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ryan Barrer; two brothers-in-law, Lauri and Joseph Kingery; three sons of his brothers-in-law, Mason, Devin and William Dalton; his grandmothers by marriage, Minnie Stevens and Louetta Turner; and very loved nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Wilmington Church of God, 100 R. Gordon Drive, Wilmington, close friend Pastor Elizabeth Looney officiating, with burial in Miami Cemetery, Corwin, Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Wilmington Church of God, 100 R. Gordon Drive, Wilmington, 45177, or First Presbyterian Church, 214 N. Hinde St., Washington Court House, 43160. Arrangements are under the direction of LITTLETON FUNERAL HOME, 104 N. Jackson St., Sabina.
Richard Arlen Turner
Died: Thursday, July 10, 2003
Richard Arlen Turner, 69, of Escondido, Calif., went safely into the arms of Jesus July 10, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Turner of Escondido. They were married for 44 years.
Mr. Turner was born in 1934 in Lynchburg, son of the late Isaac and Cleo Turner. He was a certified public accountant for 41 years and worked in both the public and private industry and consulting. He was an active member of Emmanual Faith Community Church and president of the Alternative Pregnancy Care Clinic in Escondido. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years in Europe during the Korean War. He graduated in 1952 from Martinsville High School. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in business from Miami University in Oxford, where he majored in accounting. He lived in Escondido, Calif., for the last 17 years. He was devoted to serving the Lord and his family and was an avid golfer.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Kimberly (John) Tomlinson of Temecula, Calif.; a son, David (Diedra) Turner of Henderson, Nev.; seven grandchildren, Jay, Kandace and Jimmy Tomlinson of Temecula, Calif., and Courtney, Ryan, Caitlyn and Zachery Turner of Henderson, Nev.; three sisters, Vada Eaglin of Delaware, Ohio, Joyce Hartsock of Waynesville and Claire Thompson of Dayton; and two brothers, Raymond (Ava Lee) Turner and Roger (Judy) Turner of Lynchburg.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Mitchell Eaglin and Joseph Hartsock.
A celebration of life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Emmanual Faith Community Church in Escondido, Calif., with a private interment held at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, Calif. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Elizabeth Hospice, 150 W. Crest St., Escondido, Calif. 92025 or to Emmanual Faith Community Church.
Anthony S. Volpe
Died: Thursday, July 10, 2003
Anthony S. Volpe, 75, of 430 Burdell Drive, Wilmington, died 9 a.m. Thursday (July 10, 2003) at Clinton Memorial Hospital, Wilmington. He is survived by his wife, Trude M. Volpe. They were married Nov. 25, 1954.
Mr. Volpe was born Feb. 25, 1928, in Akron, son of the late Gerrard and Elsie Volpe. He retired from the U.S. Army infantry after 23 years of service and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 6710. He attended Bible Baptist Church of Wilmington.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three grandchildren, Lori (Beau) Allmon of Marysville, Katie (Abe) Dotson of Sabina and Sean Denehy of Wilmington; and four great-grandchildren, Keelie Volpe Allmon, Brayden Dotson, Shelby Allmon and Sydney Allmon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Clauden Volpe; and two brothers, Gene Volpe and Ben Volpe.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Bible Baptist Church of Wilmington, 55 Megan Drive, Wilmington, Pastor Kelly D. McInerney officiating, with burial in Sugar Grove Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the American Legion Post 49 memorial squad. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at REYNOLDS-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 327 N. South St., Wilmington. For more information or to sign the funeral home’s registry of condolences,