David Llwellyn Martin
Died: Tuesday, September 30, 2003
David Llwellyn Martin, 88, of 51 College St., New Vienna, died 12:45 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 30, 2003) at Clinton Memorial Hospital. His wife of 61 years, Doris Mae Palmer Martin survives. They were married July 13, 1942.
Mr. Martin was born May 5, 1915 in Dublin, Ohio, son of the late Forest H. and Anna Parker Martin. He was a 1934 graduate of New Vienna High School. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served 25 months of active duty in the Pacific with the 5th Air Force Service Command, which supplied and maintained the 5th Air Force. He was a member of the 59th Air Service Group, which gained wide recognition when, on a few hours notice, it prepared planes and supplied the move of the 11th Airborne Division from Okinawa into Japan on the original occupation wave. He also saw service in New Guinea, the Netherlands, East India, the Philippines and Okinawa. He received the Asiatic-Pacific Theater ribbon with campaign stars for the New Guinea and Southern Philippines campaigns and the Philippines Liberation ribbon. He retired in 1980 from Irwin Auger Bit after working there for 33 years. He attended the Word Of Life Christian Center.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Larry David (Sharon Kay) Martin of Martinsville; and two grandchildren, Brian Lee Martin of Martinsville and Carrie Beth Martin of Martinsville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Gayle Elaine Martin; and a brother, Ronald Martin.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the L. EUGENE SMITH AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 64 S. South St., New Vienna, with Pastor Charles Ellison and Pastor James Brown officiating. Burial will be in the New Vienna I.O.O.F. Cemetery, with military honors provided by the American Legion Post 49 memorial squad. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mary Katherine Hutchens
Died: Monday, January 27, 2003
Mary Katherine Hutchens, of Sarasota, Fla., a former long-time resident of Wilmington, died Monday (Jan. 27, 2003). She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John C. Hutchens.
Mrs. Hutchens was born Aug. 5, 1917. She and her husband and moved to Sarasota, Fla., after retiring. While they lived in Wilmington, she was a member of the P.E.O., Six and Twenty Club and Dayton Dental Auxiliary. She volunteered for many years at Clinton Memorial Hospital. She attended the Methodist and Quaker churches. While living in Florida, she maintained many close relationships with friends from Wilmington.
She is survived by two sons, Wayne (Joyce) Hutchens of Denver, Colo., and Brett (Marilyn) Hutchens of Sarasota, Fla.; and five grandsons, John, Tyler, J.P., Benjamin and Michael.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Clinton Memorial Hospital or a charity of the donor's choice.
Richard Gilbert Doyle
Died: Monday, January 27, 2003
Richard Gilbert Doyle, 48, of Wilmington, died Monday (Jan. 27, 2003) at Clinton Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Belinda Kay Doyle of Wilmington. They were married Feb. 16, 1974.
Mr. Doyle was born July 10, 1954, in Clinton County, son of the late James M. and Martha Tudor Doyle. He had been employed at Cincinnati Milacron for 25 years and at Unova for four years. He was a member and past master of the Wilmington Masonic Lodge 52 F&AM. He was a member of the York Ride Bodies Chapter RAM 63 and Council RSM 116. He currently was serving as the eminent commander of the Wilmington Commandary KT 37 and was a member of the Valley of Cincinnati Scottish Rite and the New Vienna Order of Eastern Star 327. He graduated in 1973 from Wilmington High School.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Bonnietta "Bunny" Doyle of Wilmington; three brothers, Albert (Kaye) Doyle of Martinsville, Ralph (Judy) Doyle of Wilmington and Elvin Doyle of Midland; three sisters, Nancy Marie Wilder of Loveland, Libby (Joe) Rea of Wilmington and Brenda (Tom) Hartley of Blanchester; and a sister-in-law, Terri Doyle of Port William.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse and Calvin Doyle.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at FISHER-EDGINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 97 W. Locust St., Wilmington, Pastor Calvin Martin officiating, with burial in the New Maple Grove Cemetery, Port William. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Masonic services held at 7 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Doyle's memory to the Port William Life Squad, in care of Ron Stryker, 6725 Starbuck Road, Sabina, 45169.
Idella Mae Constant Wysong
Died: Sunday, January 26, 2003
Idella Mae Constant Wysong, 74, of Clarksville, died Sunday (Jan. 26, 2003) at the University Hospital in Cincinnati. She is survived by her husband, James W. Wysong Sr. They were married May 10, 1947, in Greenup, Ky.
Mrs. Wysong was born Dec. 6, 1928, in Wilmington, daughter of the late Bertsel D. and Hazel Sanderson Constant. She had resided in Clarksville for 55 years. She and her husband owned and operated the Wysong Shell Service in Clarksville for 18 years and owned and operated the Wysong Carryout in Clarksville for 14 years. Her greatest love was children, and after she retired, she became a childcare provider.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, James W. (Debby) Wysong Jr. of Springboro, Robert L. (Cathy) Wysong of Clarksville and Terry G. (Lisa) Wysong of Clarksville; seven grandchildren, Michelle Stebbins of Miamisburg, Heather Wysong of Waynesville, Megan Galimore of Clarksville, Rory Wysong of Springboro, Andrew Wysong of Clarksville, Ashley Wysong of Clarksville and Amber Wysong of Clarksville; two great-grandchildren, Taylor Stebbins and Madison Stebbins; a brother, Clarence Bert Constant of Morrow; and five special nieces, Mary (Roger) Thompson, Erica Thompson, Jackie (Jim) Arthur, Shirley (Gary) Culberson and Connie (Ray) Faul.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Alan Wysong, and a granddaughter, Stephanie Ann Wysong.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the FISHER-EDGINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 97 W. Locust St., Wilmington, Pastor Ann Myers officiating, with burial in the Clarksville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Wysong's memory to the Clarksville Fire Department, P.O. Box 211, Clarksville, 45113, or to the Clarksville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 103, Clarksville, 45113.
Died: Saturday, January 25, 2003
Berneda West, 73, of Blanchester, died Saturday (Jan. 25, 2003) at Continental Manor in Blanchester.
She was preceded in
death by her husband, William West.
She was born Oct. 12, 1929, in Brown County, daughter of the late James M. Prine Sr. and Madge Morgan Prine.
Survivors include two brothers, Robert Prine Sr. of Michigan and James Prine of Tennessee; two stepsons, William West of Florida and John West of Nebraska; a stepdaughter, Mary Jo Davis of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jim West; a sister, Mary Potrafke; and a brother, Clarence Prine.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the FISHER-EDGINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 97 W. Locust St., Wilmington, Pastor Lawrence Baker officiating, with burial in Martinsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Jane E. Tompkins Rhonemus
Died: Saturday, January 25, 2003
Jane E. Tompkins Rhonemus, 83, of Wilmington, died Saturday (Jan. 25, 2003) at her residence at Cape May Retirement Village. Her husband, James A. Rhonemus, survives. They were married March 20, 1943.
Mrs. Rhonemus was born Oct. 12, 1919, near New Petersburg in Highland County, daughter of the late Harley R. and Pauline Perle Tompkins. She was a retired civilian employee of the U.S. Air Force, with more than 20 years service at Clinton County and Rickenbacker Air Force bases. She was a 1936 graduate of Leesburg (now Fairfield) High School.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, Harold Tompkins of Wilmington; three sisters, Betty Taylor of Leesburg, Isabel (Robert) Baldwin of Bridges and Mary Ann (Fred) Fearing of Hudson, Mass.; a sister-in-law, Mary Louise Leslie of Lees Creek; an uncle, William (Vera) Perle of Greenfield; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruth Smith, Sara Paulson, Donna Jean Tompkins and Bertle Lou Tompkins.
Services were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the LITTLETON FUNERAL HOME, 104 N. Jackson St., Sabina, with burial in the Hardins Creek Cemetery, Bridges. Visitation was scheduled from 10 a.m. until time of the services today at the funeral home.
William Simms Halliday
Died: Saturday, January 25, 2003
William Simms Halliday, 58, of Washington Court House, died 11:05 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 25, 2003) at Fayette County Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient two days. He had been ill six months. His wife, Linda Lee Rulon Halliday, survives. They were married April 28, 1973.
Mr. Halliday was born Oct. 7, 1944, in Columbus, son of Felix Simms and Margaret Naomi Wickline Halliday. He lived most of his life in Washington Court House, where he was co-owner and president of Halliday Lumber Company Inc. He was a 1962 graduate of Washington Senior High School and a 1966 honors graduate of Bowling Green State University with bachelor of science degrees in mathematics and engineering. He was a member of the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and had attended the First Christian Church the past 30 years. He was a member of Fayette Lodge F. and A.M. 107; Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus; Aladdin Temple Shrine and the Washington Shrine Club. He served on the advisory board of directors at the Huntington Bank in Washington Court House. He was a member of the Fayette County Charitable Organization, a member and past director of the Washington Country Club, and formerly served on the board of directors of the Ohio Forestry Association and the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Foundation. He was a first lieutenant in Korea with the Corps of Engineers, in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of Paul H. Hughey American Legion Post 25 and Burnett-Ducey VFW Post 4962.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, William S. Halliday II of Washington Court House; two daughters, Cara L. Halliday of Cincinnati and her fiancee Steve Helmes, and Kathryn L. Halliday of Dublin and her fiancee Ty Kelley; a brother, John (Carol) Halliday of Washington Court House; a sister, Sharron K. (John) Meighan of Pickerington; his mother-in-law, Margaret Rulon; two sisters-in-law, Marsha Rulon and Gayle (James) Robinson, all of Washington Court House; seven nieces; a nephew and a great-niece.
A celebration of life service will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church, with Steve D. Henderson, former minister at the church; and the Rev. Father Stephen J. Cuff, rector at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial will be in Washington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the KIRKPATRICK FUNERAL HOME, 554 Washington Ave., Washington Court House. A Masonic memorial service will be held 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeg's Foundation for Cancer Research, 131 Jeg's Place, Delaware, Ohio, 43015; or the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1430 Columbus Ave., Washington Court House, 43160.
Betty Lou Osborn Hutchinson
Died: Friday, January 24, 2003
Betty Lou Osborn Hutchinson, 67, of Blanchester, died Friday (Jan. 24, 2003) at Hospice of Cincinnati.
She was born March 4, 1935, in Blanchester, daughter of the late Edward Osborn and Stella McCartney.
She is survived by a son, Michael (Becky) Hutchinson of Blanchester; a brother, Glenn Osborn of New Carlisle; a sister-in-law, Anna Osborn of Blanchester; two grandchildren, Philip Hutchinson and Justin Hutchinson; a great-granddaughter, Alyssa Michael Hutchinson; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Don Osborn, and two sisters, Gladys Walker and Lucille White.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the TUFTS SCHILDMEYER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 120 W. Main St., Blanchester, the Rev. Kenneth Tye officiating, with burial in Second Creek Cemetery, Blanchester. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, 45242.