Harold "Berry" L. Smith
Died: Sunday, October 12, 2003
Harold L. “Berry” Smith, 79, of Dayton, died Sunday (Oct. 12, 2003) at Clinton Memorial Hospital, Wilmington. He is survived by his wife, Florence Smith. They were married for 29 years.
Mr. Smith had been an electric motor builder and worked many years at Standard Dayton and then Industrial Electric. He served in active duty in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve and the Ohio Air National Guard. He was a proud lifetime member of the VFW Post 2800. He enjoyed spending time golfing and bowling.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Corby (Chris) Carnell of Clarksville; two sons, Donald (Teresa) Smith of Wilmington and Brian (Brenda) Smith of Leesburg; a stepdaughter, Kathy (Mike) Kara of Newton, N.C.; a stepson, Charles Braden of Dayton; a daughter-in-law, Gardenia Braden of Dayton; 21 grandchildren, Sean, Lacy, Jessie, April, Todd, Nicholas, Nathan, Jay, Ty, Stephanie, Luke, Eric, Nicole, Victor, Larry, Ricky, Russell, Michael, Richard, Brian and Mark; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Rudduck of Sabina; and a brother, Marlin Smith of Vandalia.
Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME, 648 Watervliet Ave., Dayton, the Rev. Brooks Heck officiating, with burial in Bearcreek-Hillgrove Cemetery, Dayton. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Doris Alene Fisher
Died: Sunday, October 12, 2003
Doris Alene Fisher, 76, of Blanchester, died Sunday (Oct. 12, 2003) at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Darrell Fisher, who died in 1999.
Mrs. Fisher was born Dec. 26, 1926, in Cincinnati, daughter of the late Albert Allen and Harriet D. Winterod. She was a member of the Westboro Friends Church.
She is survived by two children, Judi (Dennis) Cochran of Blanchester and Tom (Stephanie) Fisher of Wayne Township; a brother, Phillip Allen of Blanchester; two grandchildren, Tina Perry and Rob Perry; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Allen Fisher; and two brothers, James Allen and Ross Allen.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at TUFTS SCHILDMEYER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 120 W. Main St., Blanchester, Pastor Robert Highly and the Rev. Mary Cochran officiating, with burial in Blanchester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Blanchester. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, P.O. Box 3509, Dayton, 45401-3509.
Cheryl Lynn Towe Greer
Died: Saturday, October 11, 2003
Cheryl Lynn Towe Greer, 46, of Clarksville, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) She is survived by her husband, Timothy Greer.
Mrs. Greer was born Sept. 5, 1957, in Dayton, daughter of Charles and Wanda Towe. She had been employed at Ford’s Sharonville and Batavia plants since 1977. She graduated in 1975 from Meadowdale High School. She was loved by many and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She often expressed her feelings through poetry, and one verse from a poem she wrote about her sons is, “Cody and Cory, I love you so much. Please always stay close, so I can feel your sweet touch.”
In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by two loving sons, Cody Lee Greer and Cory Levi Greer, both students at Clinton-Massie High School; three brothers, Charles (Debbie) Towe II, Steven (Sherry) Towe and Timothy (Lisa) Towe; two sisters, Yvonne (Michael) Fitzsimmons and Brenda (Don) Dishong; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Doris and William Greer; a brother-in-law, Jack (Debbie) Greer; two sisters-in-law, Becky Tipton and Kathy (Mark) Menkin; 10 nephews, David and Jonathan Towe, Gregory and Philip Rembold, Steven, Joshua and Christopher Towe; Brendan Greer, Robby Tipton and Joel Menkin; four nieces, Haley Dishong, Jamie Towe, Tiffany Tipton and Shannen Greer.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at NEWCOMER-FARLEY FUNERAL HOME, 3940 Kettering Blvd., Moraine, with burial in Miami Valley Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to an education fund for her sons; envelopes will be provided.
Died: Saturday, February 01, 2003
Bud Hamilton, 75, of Reesville, died Saturday (Feb. 1, 2003) at Clinton Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Jean Hilderbrand Hamilton, whom he married March 27, 1954.
He was born in Dec. 27, 1927, in Cuba, son of the late Leroy and Mabel Clevenger Hamilton. He was a retired farmer, and formerly owned and operated the Melvin Grain Company in Melvin. He graduated from Reesville high School in 1946, and served in the Army from 1948 to 1950.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Marsha Loos of Sabina; a son, Robert Skeeter (Cindy) Hamilton of Sabina; five grandchildren, Carrie Hamilton, Nathan Hamilton, Rebecca Hamilton, Jared Hamilton and Joseph Loos; a great-grandchild, Chase Hamilton; two brothers, Dale Hamilton of Reesville and Ronald (Betty) Hamilton of Wilmington; and sister-in-law, Elberta Hamilton of Wilmington.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Mary Mathews, Esther Smith, Lucille Thompson, Hazel Spinks and Doris Pence; and four brothers, Maynard Clevenger, Robert Lee Hamilton, Fred Hamilton and Russell William Hamilton.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the LITTLETON FUNERAL HOME, 104 N. Jackson St., Sabina, with burial in Sabina Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
John Daniel Dehan
Died: Thursday, January 30, 2003
John Daniel Dehan, 86, of Overland Park, Kan., formerly of Wilmington, died Thursday (Jan. 30, 2003) at St. Joseph Health Center in Kansas City, Mo. His wife, Miriam Vea Jones Dehan, preceded him in death on April 20, 1946.
Mr. Dehan was born Dec. 28, 1916, in Wilmington, son of the late Daniel and Hanora Denehy Dehan. He was a member of the St. Columbkille Catholic Church.
Mr. Dehan is survived by a son, John Bernard (Reva) Dehan of Overland Park, Kan.; three grandsons, John Andrew Dehan of Overland Park, Kan., Matthew (Kathleen) Dehan of Grand Cayman Island, and Steven Dehan of Overland Park, Kan.; and four great-grandchildren, Margaret Kelly Dehan, John Daniel Dehan II, Timothy Ryan Dehan and Jessica Dehan.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Dehan was preceded in death by two brothers, Patrick Dehan and Charles Dehan; and four sisters, Mary Geiger, Louise Dehan, Katherine Dehan and Marjorie Dehan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 73 N. Mulberry St. in Wilmington, the Rev. James Wedig as celebrant, with interment in the Sugar Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the REYNOLDS-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 327 N. South St. in Wilmington.
Died: Wednesday, January 29, 2003
Helga McCoy, 73, of New Vienna, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening (Jan. 29, 2003) at Clinton Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Robert of New Vienna.
Mrs. McCoy was born Nov. 15, 1929, in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany, daughter of the late Otto and Ella Hoecker. She graduated from the Mawriski Foreign Language Institute in Heidelberg, Germany. She met her future husband in 1949 in Salzburg, Austria, while they were both doing relief work with the American Friends Service Committee. In 1950, they came to his home farm near New Vienna, where they have since resided. For many years she was active in the Fairview Friends Meeting. From 1966 to 1989 she taught German at Wilmington College. During that time, she and her husband took 12 student groups to Vienna, Austria, for semester abroad study. They led four Wilmington College alumni tour groups to Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Italy. In retirement, they traveled extensively in Europe and the United States. In all she did, she was a perfectionist, and in teaching encouraged her students to extend themselves in their learning. She was a very private person who loved her books, her quiet life and her home.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Pamela of Seattle, Wash.; and a son-in-law, Karl-Heinz Finken of Seattle, Wash.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Otto.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Feb. 9 in the McCoy Room of Kelly Center, Wilmington College. Arrangements are under the direction of REYNOLDS-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 327 N. South St., Wilmington.
Frances Elaine Restid McMillan
Died: Tuesday, January 28, 2003
Frances Elaine Restid McMillan died Jan. 28, 2003, at the Vermont Respite House in Williston, Vt., with her family at her side. She fought metastatic melanoma cancer for four years before leaving to be with her God. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Rex McMillan, a native of Adams Township. They were married Aug. 17, 1940.
Mrs. McMillan was born Sept. 5, 1919, in Toledo, daughter of the late Arthur and Viola Restid. She was raised by her grandparents, Charles and Lenora Holiday of Wilmington. She attended the local schools and graduated in 1937 from Wilmington High School. She attended Wilmington College.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Patricia (Bruce) Willerup, Peggy (Don) Lewellen and Deanne (John) Farino; seven grandchildren; and five great-granddaughters.
A memorial service celebrating her life was held Feb. 1 at the Williston Federated Church. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Springfield Friends Church in Adams Township, the Rev. David Willerup of Muskegon, Mich., grandson of Mr. and Mrs. McMillan, officiating. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held inside the church.
Died: Tuesday, January 28, 2003
Mabel Yoho, 85, of Greenfield, formerly of Leesburg and Washington Court House, died Tuesday evening (Jan. 28, 2003) at the Greenfield Area Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vaughn Yoho, who died in 1981.
Mrs. Yoho was born Dec. 9, 1917, in Lees Creek, daughter of the late John and Blanche Achor Morton. She had retired as a manager for the Singer Sewing Center. She was a member of the Leesburg United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a sister, Joan (Kenneth "Red") Arthur of Leesburg; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Bessie Moots; and three brothers, Rendall, Glenn and Harry Morton.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the TURNER & SON FUNERAL HOME, 602 N. High St., Hillsboro, the Rev. Max Jackson officiating, with burial in the Centerville Cemetery, Lees Creek. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.