Phyllis Anne Littlejohn Braden
Phyllis Anne Littlejohn Braden, 73, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 9:55 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, at Logan Acres.
She was born in Bellefontaine on Feb. 2, 1932, a daughter of the late Oliver "Ollie" and Mabel Albright Littlejohn.
On April 22, 1952, she married Cedric Braden in Richmond, Ind., and he died Oct. 30, 1996.
Survivors include a son, Douglas N. (Suzi) Braden of Galloway; daughter, Bettina L. (Clayton) Schmock of Oxnard, Calif.; twin brother, Robert Howard Littlejohn of Indianapolis; and four grandchildren.
A 1950 graduate of Bellefontaine High School, she worked at Kroger from May 1951 to June 1988.
She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Rebekah Circle, Senior Citizens Group II, the Logan County Genealogical Society and the Mary Rutan Hospital Guild. She also was a member of the Logan County Historical Society, serving as president from 1993 to 1995 and was a member and former vice regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The Rev. Ken Hull conducts a funeral at 10 a.m. Thursday at Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine, where calling is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Interment is in Highland Memorial Cemetery, West Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tricare Hospice.
Brittany Ann Milroy
Brittany Ann Milroy, 17, of Bellefontaine, died around 11:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle automobile accident on State Route 540 near Township Road 126.
She was born in Bellefontaine on April 17, 1988, a daughter of Holley L. Milroy who survives in Bellefontaine and Brian Patrick Holland who lives in Urbana.
Survivors also include two brothers, Michael Milroy of Dublin and Tim Buchenroth of Bellefontaine; maternal grandparents, James and Betty Milroy of Huntsville; paternal grandparents, Jack and Linda Holland of Urbana; stepmother, Andrea Holland of Urbana; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; her best friend who was closer than a sister, Kelly Grumbling; her cat, Tippy; and many other close friends.
She worked as a lifeguard and instructor at the Hoffman Municipal Pool, and was employed at Pizza Hut also.
Brittany would have been a senior at Bellefontaine High School, where she worked as an office aide and was a member of the High School Women's Glee, swim team and Logan County Youth Leadership.
A talented artist, she had a passion for art and photography and planned to pursue her love of photography in college.
She loved the color purple, music and dancing and was a very happy and cheerful young lady who loved working with children.
She also was an organ donor.
The Rev. Rob Fulton conducts a funeral at 10 a.m. Friday at the First United Presbyterian Church. Interment is in Huntsville Cemetery. Calling is from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Education Foundation.
Rosemary Agnes Leahey Payton
Rosemary Agnes Leahey Payton, 83, of Marysville, and formerly of Kettering and Xenia, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was born in Xenia on Nov. 29, 1921, a daughter of the late John and Mabel Shaw Leahey. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph H. Payton in 1990; a son, David Payton, and a grandson, Jason Lange.
Survivors include children, Lynn (Tom) Presser of Indian Lake, Dee (Jim) Wimmers of Marysville, Ron (Norma) Payton of Indiana, Larry (Becky) Payton and Kathy Buckley, both of Texas, and Cheryl (Rick) Schirtzinger and John Payton, both of Georgia; 30 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph (Sara) Leahey of Centerville and Jack Leahey of California.
A homemaker, she retired as a sales clerk from J.C. Penney Co. in the Dayton Mall.
As a resident of The Retreat, she participated in the breakfast club since she moved to Marysville in 1997.
She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Marysville and was a former member of the Ascension Catholic Church in Kettering.
The Rev. Fr. David Poliafico conducts a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Marysville.
Burial is in St. Brigid Catholic Cemetery in Xenia. Calling is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Loving Care Hospice.
Marvin A. Wilcoxon
Marvin A. Wilcoxon, 82, of Bellefontaine, died Monday afternoon, Aug. 8, 2005, in his residence.
He was born in Gallipolis on Oct. 20, 1922, a son of the late Rodie and Estelle Meford Wilcoxon. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Hobert and Glen Wilcoxon.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Elizabeth Betty Guttenberg Wilcoxon; three daughters, Loretta (Denny) Kramer, Linda (Fred) Davis and Cindy (Terry) Predmore, all of Bellefontaine; three sons, Philip Wilcoxon of Harve de Grace, Md., and Marvin (Peggy) Wilcoxon Jr. and Gary Wilcoxon, all of Bellefontaine; four stepdaughters, Charlotte (Gary) Dyer, Mary Jo (Joe) Daniels and Karen (Dale Miller) Beair, all of Bellefontaine, and Deborah (Pat) Weaks of Zanesfield; three sisters Verla Sutton of Kettering, Opal (Sylvan) Fansler of Rosewood and Norma (Jack) Smith of Urbana; 33 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He retired from Copeland in Sidney after 25 years of service and attended the Church of the Nazarene in Bellefontaine.
For the past 20 years, he and his wife spent winters in Englewood, Fla.
An avid baseball fan, he enjoyed fishing, gardening, coon hunting and mowing the lawn.
The Revs. David Van Hoose, Richard Humble and Kenneth Neighoff conduct a funeral at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Christ in Christian Union in Urbana. Burial is in Highland Memorial Cemetery.
Calling is from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Highland Chapel, West Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to hospice and a cancer society.
Dorothy May Gilbert
Dorothy May Gilbert, 81, of Rushsylvania, died at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005, in Mary Rutan Hospital.
She was born in Logan County on Jan. 15, 1924, a daughter of the late William Henry and Alice Edna Davis Ward. She also was preceded in death by brothers, Charles H. and Daniel W. Ward; and sisters, Elizabeth M. Ward, Ruth V. Weldon, Margaret K. Gilbert, Alice E. Karg and Jennie A. Ledrick.
On Nov. 22, 1945, she married Waldo A. Gilbert at the Hopewell United Methodist Church and he survives, along with sisters, Martha B. Gilbert of Urbana and Agnes Arthur of Bellefontaine; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A homemaker, she was a 1942 graduate of Huntsville High School and worked for Harding Machine Co. for several years.
She was the first female mayor in Logan County, serving in that capacity in Rushsylvania from 1976 to 1980.
She was a member of the Hopewell United Methodist Church and enjoyed playing solitaire.
Pastor Lloyd Ferguson conducts a service at 10 a.m. Saturday at Eichholtz Funeral Home in Rushsylvania, where calling is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Interment is in Highland Memorial Cemetery, West Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church and the Salvation Army.
David Lee Kramer
David Lee Kramer, 81, of Zanesfield, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005, at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, following a serious two-week illness.
He was born at home in Rushsylvania on Feb. 5, 1924, a son of the late Stewart and Ruth Barber Kramer. He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathryn Gwynn, in 1982; and three brothers, John, Richard and Joseph Kramer.
On Nov. 12, 1988, he married the former Mary Richardson Hatcher and she survives, along with three sons, Dennis L. (Loretta) Kramer, Ray S. (Cheryl) Kramer and Dale A. Kramer, all of Bellefontaine; a daughter, Elaine (John) Berry of Bellefontaine; a stepdaughter, Doris (Joseph) Carl of Harrod; four grandchildren, Larry (Amy) Kramer, Lisa (Scott) Nichols, Gina Berry and Kevin Berry; five great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren, Stephanie Carl, Joseph S. (Cara) Carl and Heidi Carl; a sister-in-law, Virginia Kramer of Rushsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.
A lifetime farmer, he worked as a brick mason with Knowlton Construction Company and was a tree trimmer with United Telephone Company for 12 years.
He was a member of the East Liberty Church of Christ and was a veteran of the United States Army.
In addition to being an avid reader of westerns and other novels, he enjoyed mowing and taking care of his homeplace.
Dr. Jason Robson conducts a funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where calling is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial is in North Greenfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Lois J. Smith
East Liberty homemaker Lois J. Smith, 73, died at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005, at Mary Rutan Hospital.
She was born Aug. 23, 1932, in DeGraff, a daughter of the late Charles and Mildred Nichols Sampson.
On May 26, 1948, she married Richard H. Smith in Bellefontaine, and he survives in East Liberty.
Also surviving are three sons, Richard D. (Jane) Smith of Zanesfield, James D. (Karen) Smith of Austin, Texas, and Donald E. Smith of Bellefontaine; one sister, Janet (Paul) MacAlpine of Angola, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles R., David C., John W. and Robert D. Sampson, one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
She was a member of the Sarah Elizabeth Chapter 335 Order of the Eastern Star, West Liberty.
The Rev. A.W. Purdin conducts the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where calling is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. An O.E.S. service is at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
nterment is in the East Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tricare Hospice.
Charles H. Spiellman
Charles H. Spiellman, 86, of Columbus, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus.
He was born in Columbus May 19, 1919, a son of the late Anna McGraw Spiellman, formerly of Bellefontaine, and George J. Spiellman.
Also preceding him in death were nine aunts, three uncles and numerous sisters-and brothers-in-law.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Dorothy; sons, Michael (Shirley Fox) Spiellman of Bexley and Nikolas (Linda Lohr) Macioci of Columbus; stepgranddaughter, Erin McCullough; sisters-in-law, Mary Fuleki and Betty Vittorio; first cousin, Gale Spiellman of Akron; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Class of 1936 Holy Family alumni, he was a World War II veteran serving at Ft. Knox and in Korea from 1941 to 1945.
He was a second-generation printer at The Ohio State University Press and retired from Xerox Publications. He also was a member of various associations including 60-year member of ITU-5/CWA4320, Xerox 25 Year Club, American Legion 0677 and VFW Post 1388.
The Rev. Dr. William L. Snider conducts a service at noon Friday at Graumlich & Son Funeral Home, 1351 S. High St., Columbus, where calling is from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Interment is in Groveport Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039 Dept. 013, Columbus 43218.
Ruby B. Johnson
Ruby B. Johnson, 82, of Russells Point, died at 6:25 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, in St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
She was born in Whiting, Ind., on April 14, 1922, a daughter of the late Roy and Beatrice Brown Moore. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and Charles; one sister, Geraldine; first husband, Nevel K. Anderson, in 1975; second husband, William W. Pratt, in 1993; and third husband, William F. Johnson, in 2002.
Survivors include, two daughters, Nancy (Jim) Wilson of Hockley, Texas, and her three children, Larry (Karin) Wilson (who has 20 children and two grandchildren), Courtney (Katie) Wilson (who has 2 children) and Valerie (Wilson) Fontenot (who has 1 child); and Mary "Louise" (Harold) Taylor of Ada and her two children, Ramona Orra Sumney (who has four children, Destiny, Brock, Chase and Sarah) and Kyle Raymond Taylor (who has four children); a son, Kenneth (Carolyn) Anderson of Lima and his three children, Robert Anderson, (who has two children) Donald (Debra) Anderson (who has two children) and Kitty Knisley (who has two children); stepson, Warren W. (Marilyn) Pratt of Rawson (who has three children and one grandchild); a brother, James (Joyce) Moore of Lakeview; and a sister-in-law, Janice Moore of Russells Point.
A homemaker and former employee of Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton in Lima, she was a member of the Indian Lake Church of the Nazarene and a former softball player with the Lima Locomotive Works.
Paul Calvin Smith Sr.
Paul Calvin Smith Sr., 79, of Bellefontaine, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, in Heartland of Bellefontaine.
He was born in Vernon on April 9, 1925, a son of the late Leo Archibold and Mable Mae Spencer Smith. He also was preceded in death by sons, Paul C. Smith Jr., Dennis Ray Smith and Shawn Timothy Smith; a sister, Dovie Smith; first wife, Virginia Schaffer Smith; and second wife, Rose Marie DeBack Smith.
On June 25, 1983, he married the former Caroline Heater in West Liberty, and she survives along with sons, Jerry Leroy Smith of New Waterford, Richard "Rick" Lee Smith of Goodyear, Ariz., Harold Eugene Smith of Kingman, Ariz., and John Paul Smith; daughters, Mary Jean Rigby of Phoenix and April Marie Welch of Brookfield, Ill.; stepson, Matthew "Chip" DeBack of Albuquerque, N.M., and Mark DeBack of Chandler, Ariz.; stepdaughter, Donna Lynn Ceremille of Chandler; brothers, Lloyd Smith of Youngstown, Ed Smith of Akron, Carl Smith of Girard, Wayne Smith of Byron, Ga., Lewis Smith of Henderson, Texas, and Willys Smith of Columbiana; sisters, Alma Rupert of St. Mary, W.Va., and Carol Hill and Dorothy Cheuricho, both of Columbiana; 22 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A truck driver for the Glenn Cartage Company, he attended the Church of Christ in Christian Union in Bellefontaine.
Margaret L. Hill
Margaret L. Hill, 59, of Bellefontaine, died at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, in her residence.
She was born in Logan County on Sept. 4, 1945, a daughter of the late Harry Orlando and Iona Oral Gates Chandler. Two brothers, Harry Lee Chandler and Richard Chandler, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include sons, Steve Hill of Bellefontaine and Shane Hill of West Liberty; and sisters, Anna E. Knife of Bella Vista, Ariz., Jean (Warren) Carey of DeGraff, Viola M. (Ralph) Hayward of Enon and Juanita (Albert) Silber of Great Falls, Mont.
A 1963 graduate of Riverside High School, she had worked as a dispatcher for the Logan County Sheriff's Office since August 1979.