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Clinton County, Ohio Obituary Collection

Clinton County, Ohio Obituary Collection - 52

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Date: Thursday, 16 December 2010, at 1:20 p.m.

paul E. Eltzroth
Died: Saturday, August 30, 2003
Age: 79

Paul E. Eltzroth, 79, of New Vienna, died 2:35 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 30, 2003) at Hospice of Dayton. He is survived by his wife, Betty Eltzroth. They were married April 8, 1945.

Mr. Eltzroth was born Sept. 6, 1923, in Clinton County, son of the late Roy and Katie Maude Snyder Eltzroth. He was a former teacher and basketball coach at Port William High School, and he was a farmer in Clinton County. He was past treasurer of East Clinton Schools and a past member of the New Vienna, Simon Kenton, New Kenton and East Clinton boards of education. He was a former Green Township trustee, a former 4-H advisor for the New Vienna Buckeyes 4-H Club and Port William 4-H Club, a member of the New Vienna Lions Club and a member and past president of the Snow Hill Country Club. He was a Little League coach and avid golfer. He was a member of the Wilmington Church of Christ. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Aleutian Islands and Burma, India. He graduated from Port William High School and attended Wilmington College.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Larry Eltzroth of New Vienna and Lee (Rhonda) Eltzroth of New Vienna; a daughter, Linda (Wendell) Compton of New Vienna; a brother, Ivan Eltzroth of Hillsboro; four grandchildren, Kathryn (Jeff) Peters of League City, Texas, Nathan (Summer) Compton of Canton, Maine, Dylan Eltzroth of New Vienna and Derek Eltzroth of New Vienna; a great-grandson, Grant Peters; a special nephew and friend, James (Colleen) Eltzroth; and many other nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Eltzroth and Walter Eltzroth.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at REYNOLDS-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 327 N. South St., Wilmington, the Rev. Seth Staples officiating, with burial in New Maple Grove Cemetery, Port William, where military honors will be accorded by the American Legion Post 49 memorial squad. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Vienna Youth Baseball League for the construction of new ball fields at the New Vienna Elementary School. Send contributions to the New Vienna Youth Baseball League, in care of National Bank & Trust, 141 Main St., New Vienna, 45159. For more information or to sign the funeral home’s registry of condolences,

Terry Allen Thatcher
Died: Friday, August 29, 2003
Age: 58

Terry Allen Thatcher, 58, of Wilmington, died 6:30 p.m. Friday (Aug. 29, 2003) at his residence. His wife, Cheryl L. Carver Thatcher, survives. They were married Nov. 18, 1967.

Mr. Thatcher was born May 6, 1945, in Xenia, son of the late Frank and Thelma Pennington Thatcher. He was retired from the Clinton County Highway Department. A graduate of Wilmington High School, he was active in 4-H and Wilmington FFA activities. He was a member of Chester Friends Meeting.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Thomas Allen (Deanne) Thatcher of Wilmington; a daughter, Christine L. (Jason) Davis of Wilmington; five grandchildren, Alexis Thatcher, Taylor Thatcher, Mitchell Thatcher, Garrett Davis and Cody Davis; an aunt, Kathleen Gallimore of Wilmington; and two godsons, J.T. Luneborg and John Carl Hergert.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at REYNOLDS-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 327 N. South St., Wilmington, Nancy and Mike McCormick officiating, with burial in Springfield Friends Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Chester Friends Meeting, 3463 Gurneyville Road, Wilmington, 45177.

Patty A. Klopfer
Died: Friday, August 29, 2003
Age: 56

Patty A. Klopfer, 56, of Dover, died unexpectedly Friday evening (Aug. 29, 2003) at Akron General Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, William H. “Bill” Klopfer. They were married Dec. 21, 1969, and were married for 33 years.

Mrs. Klopfer was born Jan. 14, 1947, in Long Beach, Calif., daughter of Rosalind J. Smith Shelley and the late Paul Edward Shelley. When she was 6 weeks old, her family moved to Ohio. In 1965, she graduated with the last graduating class of Sabina High School before it consolidated into the East Clinton School District. She attended Wilmington College and received a master’s degree from Miami University in Oxford. While attending Wilmington College, she met and fell in love with her husband. The couple moved to the area in 1974, and she began teaching physical education at New Philadelphia schools, but her real love and calling was to be a mother. She was very involved in the lives of her two sons and could be spotted at nearly every extracurricular activity in which they participated. Usually she was equipped with “the Pattycam,” a video or still camera she used to to take pictures of their activities. Later, she shared the memories with teammates, coaches and friends. Her enjoyment of young people caused her caregiving to extend to those outside her immediate family circle. She served as a volunteer at Dover’s South School when her children attended there and tutored students who struggled academically. She gave special attention to those who needed encouragement. She also was involved in the school’s parent/teacher group and taught Sunday School and vacation Bible school at First Christian Church, where she was a member. Early in her career, she was a cheerleading advisor at New Philadelphia High School, and from 1993 to 1995, she held the same position at Dover High School.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by her two sons, William Hart Jr. (Mara) Klopfer of New Albany and Brian Joseph (Jenn Hitchock) Klopfer of Dover; two sisters, Penny Hawk and Pam Shepherd, both of Strasburg; three brothers, Paul (Carol) Shelley and Preston (Debby) Shelley, both of Columbus, and Palmer Shelley of Manchester, Conn.; her mother-in-law, Nancy Klopfer of Dover; two brothers-in-law, Robert V. (Jane) Klopfer of Dover and Michael (Laurie) Klopfer of Bellbrook; three nieces, Kari Ann (Erich) Bichsel and Kelly Jane Klopfer of Dover and Elizabeth Laurie Klopfer of Loveland; five nephews, Jared Shepherd of Strasburg, Doug Hawk Sherman of Oaks, Calif., Brian Shelley of Vernon, Conn., Kyle Ryan (Jennifer) Klopfer of Mill Valley, Calif., and David Michael Klopfer of Centerville; and two great-nephews, Curtis Ryan Klopfer and Luke Kyle Klopfer, both of Mill Valley, Calif.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Virlen L. Klopfer, who died Aug. 31, 2002.

In keeping with her wishes, funeral services will be private, with cremation conducted through the care of Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory and burial in Dover Burial Park. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the LINN-HERT-GEIB FUNERAL HOME, New Philadelphia. It was easy to spot that she was a joyful giver, and in that spirit, memorial contributions may be made to the Dover City Schools Education Foundation, P.O. Box 190, Dover, 44622, or to the Building for Life Fund or Benevolence Fund at the First Christian Church, 104 Third Street NW, New Philadelphia, 44663.

Opal Milburn
Died: Thursday, August 28, 2003
Age: 89

Opal Milburn, 89, of Hillsboro, died Thursday (Aug. 28, 2003) at The Laurels of Hillsboro. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence Carter. She is survived by her second husband, Charles Milburn of Hillsboro.

Mrs. Milburn was born April 15, 1914, in Pike County, daughter of the late James Floyd and Mattie May Burgess Locke.

In addition to her second husband, she is survived by two sons, Lawrence Carter of Hillsboro and Richard (Paulette) Carter of Hillsboro; two daughters, Phyllis Burden of Wilmington and Jessie (Ed) Reno of Hillsboro; a sister, Josephine Baxley of Hillsboro; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her first husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three daughters, Joan Wilson, Loretta Williamson and Nancy Carter; and 12 brothers and sisters.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at RHOADS-EDGINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 138 E. Main St., Hillsboro, Jeremy Stout officiating, with burial in Resthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Association.

Brenda J. Pumpelly
Died: Friday, February 07, 2003
Age: 45

Brenda J. Pumpelly, 45, of Hillsboro, died Friday (Feb. 7, 2003) at Highland District Hospital. Her husband, Neil Pumpelly, survives.

She was born May 13, 1957, in Cincinnati, daughter of Jewel Simpson Rowland of Cincinnati. She was employed by Kautex-Textron, formerly Randall Textron, in Wilmington. She enjoyed gardening and growing flowers.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by four children, Terry "T.J." (Mandy) Sellman, Joseph "Scott" (Rachel) Sellman, Crystal J. Sellman and Jacob Thomas Sellman, all of Hillsboro; a sister, Rogenia (Pat) Vandivier of Troy; three brothers, John Rowland of Cincinnati, James E. (Lori N.) Rowland of Amelia and Jerry R. Rowland of Amelia; 10 grandchildren; and a host of friends.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the TURNER AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 602 N. High St., Hillsboro, the Rev. Tom Zile officiating, with burial in the Hamer Township Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Rev. Elmer R. Stout Jr.
Died: Friday, February 07, 2003
Age: 76

The Rev. Elmer R. Stout Jr., 76, of 180 School Road, Wilmington, died 8:58 p.m. Friday (Feb. 7, 2003) at Clinton Memorial Hospital. His wife, Glenna Elizabeth Carter Scout, died Aug. 29, 2001. They were married Sept. 23, 1947.

Rev. Stout was born July 16, 1926, in Ashville, son of the late Elmer R. Sr. and Sarah Woolever Stout. He was pastor for 23 years at the New Reading Christian Union Church. A retired minister and farmer, he was a veteran of World War II and Korean War, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He is survived by three sons, James (Patty) Fyffe of Missouri, Elmer Stout III and Connie Watson of Wilmington, and Thomas Stout and Toni LeForge of Wilmington; six daughters, Judy Rice of Dublin, Amanda (Ed) Smith of Nelsonville, Mary (Mike) Burns of Hillsboro, Rebecca (Jan) Griffith of Martinsville, Lou Ann (Ken) Marshall of Circleville and Jeanne Burns and Don Baise of Sabina; a brother, Robert (Tina) Stout of Mt. Sterling; a sister, Mary Swoyer of Stoutsville; 36 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Frank Fyffe, who died in 1971; a daughter, Sarah Sue Stout, who died in 1959; a brother, Marvin Stout; and a sister, Catherine Bareh.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at REYNOLDS-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 327 N. South St., Wilmington, Phil Harris and Lynn Gitzinger officiating, with entombment in New Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Janet Elaine Webb Collins
Died: Wednesday, February 05, 2003
Age: 65

Janet Elaine Webb Collins, 65, of 1689 Delray Road, Thomaston, Ga. died Wednesday (Feb. 5, 2003) at her residence. She is survived by her husband, Donald L. Collins of Thomaston, Ga.

Mrs. Collins was born in Clinton County, Ohio, but she has lived in Thomaston for many years. She had retired from the S&S Cafeteria chain, where she worked for over 30 years as a bookkeeper. She had volunteered for the Heritage Crisis Pregnancy Center. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed sewing and crocheting. She was a member of the First Assembly of God.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Jeanne (John) George of Wilmington; a stepbrother, Gurney Walls of Cold Springs; and two brothers-in-law, Wayne Collins of Thomaston, Ga., and Clayton Taunton of Thomaston, Ga.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Assembly of God in Thomaston, Ga., the Rev. Gary Dougherty officiating, with burial in the Southview Cemetery, Thomaston, Ga. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the COGGINS FUNERAL HOME, 321 Hannah's Mill Road, Thomaston, Ga. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Leukemia Foundation, 1660 Maddy Lane, Keego Harbor, Mich. 48320.

Viola M. Penquite
Died: Tuesday, February 04, 2003
Age: 86

Viola M. Penquite, 86, of Lynchburg, died Tuesday (Feb. 4, 2003) at the Laurels of Hillsboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Penquite, who died Oct. 23, 1989. They were married for 50 years.

Mrs. Penquite was born Aug. 22, 1916, in Webertown, daughter of the late Martin and Margaret Minzler Deininger. From 1960 to 1976, she and her husband owned and operated Penquite's Grocery in Hillsboro. She was a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary Aerie 1161 in Hillsboro. She was confirmed on April 17, 1938, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lynchburg.

She is survived by a niece, Jennifer (Stan) Markey of Lynchburg; three nephews, James (Brenda) Deininger of Lynchburg, Alfred Deininger of Columbus and David (Ginny) Deininger of Fayetteville; a sister-in-law, Pauline Deininger of Lynchburg; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Johnson Deininger.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the DAVIS-TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 201 Broadway St., Lynchburg, with burial in the Lynchburg Masonic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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