Carol L. Reames
Carol L. Reames, 54, of Bellefontaine, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, in The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
She was born in Bellefontaine on July 5, 1952, a daughter of Frances L. Davis Mills, who survives in Bellefontaine, and of the late Donald E. Mills.
Survivors include a son, Joseph A. (Melanie) Reames of Bellefontaine and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A homemaker and 1970 graduate of Bellefontaine High School, she recently became affiliated with the Darke County Genealogy Society. She enjoyed cooking and dining out and was an avid OSU fan.
The Rev. Floyd Lundy conducts a funeral at 1 p.m. Friday at Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where calling is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial is in Beamsville Cemetery, Beamsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the OSU Transplant Center.
Grace L. Alexander
Grace L. Alexander, 90, of Bluffton, died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2007, at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton.
Born April 17, 1916, in Hardin County, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Florence Metzger Mentzer. She was formerly married to William C. Alexander and they divorced.
Survivors include one son, Robert L. (Penny) Alexander of Bellefontaine; two daughters, Jacquelyn (Gary) Baxter of Columbus Grove and Sharon Filak of Findlay; five grandchildren, Rhonda (Butch) Heitmeyer and Todd James, both of Findlay, Jeffrey (Cindy) Cooper and Lance (Teresa) Alexander, both of Bellefontaine and Shane Alexander of Columbus; five stepgrandchildren, Jeffrey Baxter of Bluffton, Todd (Stephanie) Baxter of Columbus Grove, Lowell (Susan) Filak of Seville, Leslie (Melinda) Filak of Wooster and Laurel (Ed) Slayden of Houston, Texas; 16 great-grandchildren, one sister, Audrey Wetherill of Upper Sandusky, one brother, Carroll (Georgia Belle) Mentzer of Xenia; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Mentzer of Ada and Joyce Mentzer of Frost Proof, Fla.
She was preceded in death by one grandchild, three brothers, three sisters, and one son-in-law, Lowell Filak.
She had worked at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kenton, and Kenton Molded Plastics.
Calling at Schindewolf-Stevens-Stout Funeral Home, Kenton, is from 3 to 8 p.m. today and Wednesday prior to the graveside service conducted by family members at 1 p.m. in the Fairview-McDonald Cemetery, Kenton.
Memorial donations may be made to charities of the donors’ choices.
Debra Kay Grimes
Debra Kay Grimes, 54, of Lakeview, died Saturday, March 31, 2007, in Mercy St. John’s Center, Springfield.
She was born in Columbus on March 16, 1953, a daughter of the late Ralph Aubrey and Donna Wren Lawson.
For 33 years, she was married to Ernest “Gene” Grimes and he survives, along with brothers, William Aubrey of Russells Point, Terry Aubrey and Billy Aubrey, both of Montana, Don Aubrey of Los Angeles and Jim Aubrey of Texas; stepson, Rick James of Bellefontaine; and sisters, Pat Aubrey of Urbana and Joyce Aubrey of Montana.
She was a homemaker.
A memorial service begins at 1 p.m. Thursday at Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine.
Philip King Moots
Philip King Moots, 89, died Monday, April 2, 2007, at Logan Acres.
He was born April 26, 1917, a son of the late Guy and Martha King Moots. In 1939, he married the former Margaret Shoots and she preceded him in death in 1997.
In 1999, he married the former Mary E. Fraser and she survives, along with children, Philip R. (Marilyn) Moots of Columbus, Nita Moots (James) Kincaid of Sierra Madre, Calif., the Rev. Paul A. (Robin) Moots of Mount Sterling and Don (Beth) Fraser of Marysville; grandchildren, Matthew J. Kincaid, Anne M. Kincaid, Elizabeth H. Kincaid, Rachel M. Cairney, Rebecca J. Head, Shaw Perrin, Yuri Perrin, Shea Fraser and Tess Fraser; and five great-grandchildren.
A 1935 graduate of Monroe High School, he was employed throughout his working life in the automotive industry as a manager, trainer and popular speaker. He retired from his longtime employer, Sorensen Manufacturing Company, in 1980.
He was a member of the North Broadway and Zanesfield United Methodist churches. At North Broadway, he served on the adult council, helped institute the church bloodmobile, was a member of the Interfaith Hospitality Network for the homeless, was instrumental in establishing a library for the blind and was a member of the United Methodist Men.
As a member of the Zanesfield community, he served as a Sunday School teacher, was a member of the pastor parish relations and nominating committees, the Logan County Agrarian Club and the Ebenezer Zane Cabin Restoration Committee. Most recently, he was recognized as a 60-year member of the East Liberty Masonic Lodge 247.
The Rev. Bonnie Frost leads a memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Zanesfield United Methodist Church, where visitation follows.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Philip K. Moots Memorial Fund in care of the church.
Twila Jane "Janie" Overfield
Twila Jane “Janie” Overfield, 41, of Belle Center, died Sunday, April 1, 2007, at her residence with her family at her side following a nearly nine-month battle with cancer.
She was born in Marysville on Dec. 20, 1965, a daughter of Judy Forsythe Overfield, who survives in Belle Center, and the late Pearl Overfield, who died Sept. 29, 2003.
Survivors include siblings, Dave (Yvonne) Overfield, Vicki (Dwayne) Smith and Robin Boerner, all of Raymond, and Louise Maynard of Richwood; nine nieces and nephews, Stephanie (Scott) Dutton, Kenny (Hillary Mathys) Overfield, Adam Fraker, Chad (Julie Johnson) Cremeans, Staci (Jonathan Kelley) Smith, Danielle (Mike Sullivan) Smith, and Sondra, Traci and Shari Downing; a great-niece, Lyllian Kelley; and a close friend, Sandy Walton.
A 1983 graduate of Marysville High School, she was a source of great love and happiness to her family. She was a kindhearted soul who loved to share hugs and smiles with all of those she knew. She loved attending the Union County Fair for many years and especially enjoyed watching the demolition derby and spending time with her dad.
A member of the Union County Draft Horse Association, she was an avid fan of NASCAR, rodeos, country music, and enjoyed working crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. She will be forever remembered as a wonderful and loving daughter, sister and aunt.
The Rev. Charles Runion conducts a funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mannasmith Funeral Home, Marysville, where calling is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial is in Union Township Cemetery, Milford Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Home- Health/Hospice, 915 W. Michigan Ave., Sidney 45365.
Katherine Kitchel Detwiler
Katherine Kitchel Detwiler, 96, of West Liberty, went home to be with Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior, on Monday, March 26, 2007, in Farmington, N.M.
She was born Aug. 26, 1910, in Kitchel Heights, three miles west of Kitchel, Ind., a daughter of the late Carl Haven Kitchel and Theresa May Haworth Kitchel.
On Aug. 12, 1929, she married Herbert S. Detwiler in West Liberty and he preceded her in death Nov. 16, 1986. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Bernard Haworth Kitchel; and two sisters, Helen Virginia Kitchel Rutter Hill and Theresa Marie Kitchel Collins.
Survivors include a son, George E. Detwiler of West Liberty; two daughters, Linda Sue Detwiler (Charles F.) Moffett and Judith Katherine Detwiler (Roy T.) Stoddard, both of Farmington; three granddaughters; two grandsons; and nieces, Ruth (Joe Sr.) Buck, Tess (Don) Lawhorn and Mary Reyner, and nephew, the Rev. C. Eugene Folsom, all of Richmond, Ind.
She attended Hannas Creek two-room school and graduated in 1927 from the new Kitchel High School in Kitchel. She graduated from Miami University in Oxford with a bachelor’s degree in education and taught third- and fourth-grades in the stone elementary building in West Liberty for 27 years.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, and was a junior superintendent and served on the Christian Education Committee at the West Liberty Christian Church for many years. She enjoyed sewing and being a teacher and a homemaker.
A funeral service was conducted March 30 at Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home in Farmington, Ind., with Pastor Tim Hargrove officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Farmington.
Robert L. Reames
Robert L. Reames, 58, of 436 Riverside Drive, Sidney, passed away Monday evening, April 2, 2007, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 28, 1948, in Bellefontaine, a son of the late Lloyd and Evelyn Williams Reames.
Survivors include one brother, Spencer Reames of Bellefontaine; and one sister, Joyce Maske of Farmingdale, Minn.
He was a retired draftsman for the Logan County Engineer’s Office.
He was a member of the Sidney Apostolic Temple, where the funeral is at 11:30 a.m. Monday, following calling hours that begin at 10 a.m. The Rev. Robert Fries officiates. Burial is in the Zanesfield Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to his church. Funeral arrangements are handled by the Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney.