Marianna Evans Sheets
Died: Sunday, January 04, 2004
Marianna Evans Sheets, 90, long-time resident of Springfield, recently of Dallas, Texas, died Sunday (Jan. 4, 2004).
She was born Sept. 22, 1913, in New Burlington, daughter of the late George and Hattie Scroggy Evans. She worked in the accounting department at Robbins and Myers and retired from Kissell Company. After retiring, she sold real estate for Minick Realty Co. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Rebecca Lodge 825, Elderly United, past matron and secretary for 16 years of Home City 258 Order of the Eastern Star and past worthy high priestess of Manito White Shrine of Jerusalem 27. She graduated in 1931 from Kingman High School and in 1935 from Springfield Business College.
She is survived by two sons, Joseph of Dallas, Texas, and Timothy (Nancy) of Margate, Fla.; a sister, Blanche Leming of Wilmington; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Shinkle; two brothers, Carl and Homer Evans; two nieces, Mary Louise Spurlock and Edith Britton; and two nephews, Edward Reeder and Everett Reeder. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 835 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, 45505.
Alfred J. Christen
Died: Sunday, January 04, 2004
Alfred J. Christen, 71, of Blanchester, died Sunday (Jan. 4, 2004) at Vista Care in Cincinnati. He is survived by his wife, Irene Culberson Christen of Blanchester.
Mr. Christen was born Sept. 17, 1932, in Cincinnati, son of the late Alfred Christen and Edna Walters. He was the third generation to carry on the family business of Christen Decorating and Painting. He was a member of St. Angela Merici Parish Holy Name Chapel, Knights of Columbus Council 3369, Blanchester Senior Citizens and Blanchester Eagles Lodge 2222. He was a very devoted man to his family and business. His oldest son continues the fourth generation in the painting business.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Dave Christen of Clarksville, Rick Christen of Blanchester and Rodney (Debbie) Christen of Wilmington; three brothers, Richard (Alma) Christen of Cincinnati, Ronald (Sandy) Christen of Arizona and Charles (Jeanne) Christen of Arizona; two sisters, Joan (James) Hull of Arizona and Connie (Daryl) Longton of Arizona; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Angela Merici Parish Holy Name Chapel, Blanchester, the Rev. Ron Cooper officiating, with burial in the Blanchester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Blanchester. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at TUFTS SCHILDMEYER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 120 W. Main St., Blanchester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blanchester Senior Citizens, 707 N. Broadway, Blanchester, 45107.
Mark dale Stanforth
Died: Saturday, January 03, 2004
Mark Dale Stanforth, 82, of 14 Victorian Way, Wilmington, died 7:50 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 3, 2004) at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Dorothea Goesmann, and his second wife, Dorothy L. Camp.
Mr. Stanforth was born Aug. 2, 1921, in Hillsboro, son of the late Fergus Hume and Elnora Trickler Stanforth. He built architectural tools for the Dietzgen Corp. in Chicago, Ill., for 40 years. Woodworking was his vocation and his hobby, and he spoke fluent German. He was a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church. He graduated from Hillsboro High School. He loved family gatherings and will be missed for his great conversation and love of life.
He is survived by a brother, Roger Hamilton of Miamisburg; two nieces, Janie Hamm of Wilmington and Barbara (Richard) Grady of Tipp City; and two nephews, John (Karen) Stanforth of Wilmington and Rick (Linda) Stanforth of Wilmington.
In addition to his first wife, second wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, C. Eugene Stanforth; a sister, Thelma Manson; and two nieces, Noni Robbins and Sylvia Stanforth Inlow.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 73 N. Mulberry St., Wilmington, the Rev. James Wedig officiating, with burial in Sugar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of REYNOLDS-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 327 N. South St., Wilmington.
Virginia L. Gilbert
Died: Saturday, January 03, 2004
Virginia L. Gilbert, 82, of 503 Virginia Circle, Wilmington, formerly of Jamestown, died 11:40 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 3, 2004) at Wilmington Nursing and Rehabilitation Residence. She was preceded in death by LeRoy E. Gilbert, who died Dec. 16, 1998. they were married June 1, 1947.
Mrs. Gilbert was born Sept. 25, 1921, in Sabina, daughter of the late Lawrence and Nancy Jane Hart Beverley. She was a member of the Jamestown United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Fred (Sue) Gilbert of Kettering and Gale E. Gilbert of Bordentown, N.J.; two daughters, Beverly Dickinson of Wilmington and Melissa (Deon) Campbell of Xenia; a brother, Leonard (Evelyn) Beverley of Wilmington; 10 grandchildren, Gabriel Gilbert, Natalie Gilbert, Vanessa Gilbert, Benjamin Gilbert, Emily Dickinson, Michael Dickinson, Kyle Campbell, Jaret Campbell, Adam Campbell and Brandon Campbell; a niece, Nancy (John) Kirchhofer; and a nephew, Leonard (Marilyn) Beverley.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Gilbert; two brothers, Lawrence Beverley Jr. and Gale Beverley; and a sister, Ruth Ann Beverley.
Services will be held 12:30 p.m. Friday at the REYNOLDS-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 327 N. South St., Wilmington, Dr. Peggy L.T. Garrison officiating, with burial in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, 45203. Mrs. Gilbert’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the nurses and staff of Wilmington Nursing and Rehabilitation Residence for the care Mrs. Gilbert received.
Died: Tuesday, December 30, 2003
Lucy Donohoo, 89, of 360 Prairie Ave., Wilmington, died Dec. 30, 2003, at Clinton Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Donohoo, who died in 1985. They were married Nov. 5, 1948.
Mrs. Donohoo was born June 1, 1914, in Columbus, and is the last surviving member of her family. She and her husband spent their entire married life in New Vienna, the town they both loved. She continued to live in New Vienna after her husband’s death until her health began to fail. In August 2002, she moved to Prairie View Apartments.
She is survived by a stepson, Bob (Janice) Donohoo of Sabina; a stepdaughter, Bonnie Donohoo (Eddie) Achor of Xenia and formerly of New Vienna; 10 stepgrandchildren, Rob Mitchell of Mason and formerly of Sabina, Randy (Julia) Mitchell of Lynchburg and formerly of Sabina, Rodney (Kelly) Mitchell of Burlington, Ky., and formerly of Sabina, Rusty Donohoo of Burlington, Ky., and formerly of Sabina, Teresa Donohoo of Wilmington, Rhonda Donohoo of Wilmington, Michael (Cindy) Achor of Englewood, Kerry Achor of San Francisco, Calif., Keith (Deborah) Achor of Piqua and Trudy Achor of Xenia.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at the New Vienna Church of Christ. Friends and neighbors are invited to join the family in sharing memories of Mrs. Donohoo. There were no funeral services scheduled at the time of her death. Mrs. Donohoo requested her remains be donated to Wright State School of Medicine, and Dr. Robert Moore of Wilmington, has taken care of seeing that her wishes were carried out. Mrs. Donohoo’s family wants to thank Patsy Dean and Robyn Allen of Prairie View Apartments for their kindness to her while she resided at the apartments. Her family also wants to thank the many kind people of New Vienna, Sabina and Wilmington for being there when Mrs. Donohoo needed them.
Darrell "Chopper" Wilson
Died: Saturday, July 13, 2002
Darrell "Chopper" Wilson, 49, of Midland, died Saturday (July 13, 2002) at Highland District Hospital, Hillsboro.
Mr. Wilson was born June 24, 1953, in Glendale, son of Virginia Reed Nicely of Midland and the late Jack R. Wilson.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by three children, Dorion Wilson of Midland, Danielle Wilson of Memphis, Tenn., and David Wilson of Midland; a grandchild, Lucas Wilson of Wilmington; and two brothers, Calvin Wilson of Millington, Tenn., and Ray Wilson of Midland.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at TUFTS SCHILDMEYER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 120 W. Main St., Blanchester, the Rev. Calvin Martin officiating, with burial in Edwardsville Cemetery, Harlan Township, Warren County. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Died: Thursday, July 11, 2002
Morton Rogers, 88, of Blanchester, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) at University Hospital, Cincinnati. He is survived by his wife, Carlene McCoppin Rogers of Blanchester. They were married 56 years.
Mr. Rogers was born Jan. 27, 1914, in Indianapolis, Ind., son of the late Frank Rogers and Viola Tolle. He was a member of the Blanchester Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Cary Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, Grace United Methodist Church and the Blanchester Senior Citizens.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Darlene Ruth Rogers of Blanchester.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church, Center Street, Blanchester, the Rev. Mac Nicholson officiating, with burial in Blanchester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Blanchester. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the church. A Masonic service and Scottish Ring service will be held 4 p.m. Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Box 66, Blanchester, 45107. Arrangements are under the direction of TUFTS SCHILDMEYER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 120 W. Main St., Blanchester.
Veda L. Cole
Died: Tuesday, July 9, 2002
Veda L. Cole, 86, of Wilmington, died 11:35 a.m. Tuesday (July 9, 2002) at Clinton Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard V. Cole, who died Sept. 5, 1981. They were married Sept. 20, 1933.
Mrs. Cole was born April 8, 1916, in Xenia, daughter of the late Otis and Bertha Jones Smith. She attended the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
She is survived by a son, Kenneth E. (Gail) Cole of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Karol I. (Jim) Jones of Wilmington; five grandchildren, Michael (Deana) Jones, Gary (Carolyn) Jones, Judith (Ralph Jr.) Fizer, Jeff (Tammi) Cole and Jennifer (Curtis) Clark; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at REYNOLDS-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 327 N. South St., Wilmington, the Rev. Donald K. Mertz officiating, with burial in Sugar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5400 DuPont Circle Suite J, Milford, 45150.