William F. Dabe
William F. Dabe, 82, of Bellefontaine, died at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, at Mary Rutan Hospital.
He was born April 4, 1919 in Clinton County, a son of the late Earl and Sylvia Riggs Dabe.
Mr. Dabe married the former Ocie L. Lawson on April 27, 1940, and she survives.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of the Bellefontaine Church of Christ, Mr. Dabe worked for DAB until his retirement in 1982.
Along with his wife, Mr. Dabe is survived by one daughter, Lona Webb of Bellefontaine; two sons, Keith (Phyllis) Dabe of Russells Point and William P. (Carol) Dabe of Bellefontaine; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Winnafred (Elmer) Livingston of Kettering and Wyonia (William) Staffan of Lebanon; and four brothers, James (Betty) Dabe of Jamestown, Wayne (Betty) Dabe and Willis (Bertha) Dabe, both of Clarksville and Wilton (Judy) Dabe of Xenia.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sylvia Ann Adams; one sister, Wanda Bell Fox; and one brother, Wilfred Dabe.
Jeanne Kay Carpenter
Jeanne Kay Carpenter, 59, a lifetime resident of West Mansfield, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, in The Ohio State University Medical Center following a serious one-month illness.
Born on May 5, 1942, in Kenton, she was a daughter of the late Ben and Jennie Fish Culp.
A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she had served as the beautician at Milcrest Nursing Home in Marysville for 27 years. She was a lifelong member of the West Mansfield United Methodist Church, its UMW and Starlight Circle, and sang in both the Youth Choir and the Chancel Choir.
The 1960 graduate of Bokescreek Local High School received a pancreas and kidney transplant in 1995 because of complications from diabetes. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a lively spirit. She enjoyed camping and family gatherings and especially enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters and family.
She is survived by her husband, Richard F. "Dick" Carpenter, whom she married March 23, 1961, in Greenup, Ky.; a son, Jeff (Desi) Carpenter of West Mansfield; a daughter, Teresa (Rick) Cummins of West Mansfield; six granddaughters, Destinie, Danielle and Deanndra Carpenter and Amber, Ashley and Aimee Cummins; a sister-in-law, Carol Culp of West Mansfield; several nieces and nephews; and countless friends.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Phillip and Robert "Bob" Culp.
Dorothy Eileen Samples
Dorothy Eileen Samples, 87, 553 Eastern Ave., passed away at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at Logan Acres.
Mrs. Samples was born Feb. 8, 1914, in Hardin County, a daughter of the late James L. and Laura D. Spurlock Berry.
On Nov. 18, 1933, she married John Robert Samples in Covington, Ky., and he preceded her in death June 22, 1990.
The 1934 graduate of Bellefontaine High School was a member of the Bellefontaine United Presbyterian Church. She worked for Uhlmans department store and the Bellefontaine National Bank.
Mrs. Samples is survived by one son, James R. Samples of Bellefontaine; two sisters, Mary Lowe and Helen Shields, both of Bellefontaine; two grandchildren, Brian and Brent Samples of Bellefontaine; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Three brothers preceded her in death.
Thomas E. Hubbard
Thomas E. Hubbard, 94, owner and publisher of the Bellefontaine Examiner, one of the few remaining family-owned newspapers in the country, died at 2:20 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Mary Rutan Hospital, where he had been a patient for one week.
Mr. Hubbard was born in Indianapolis on May 29, 1907, the son of Frank McKinney "Kin" and Josephine Hubbard.
A 1926 graduate of Culver Military Academy, he studied journalism at Indiana University and Butler University and served with the United States Navy during World War II.
A charter member of the Bellefontaine Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow, Mr. Hubbard also was a member of the BPOElks Lodge 132, Bellefontaine, and was a life member of the Logan County Historical Society, the American Legion and the Logan County Fish and Game Association, the latter of which he served as a director for 12 years.
In 1979, Mr. Hubbard received recognition from his fellow industrialists and the Bellefontaine Area Chamber of Commerce for his contributions to the industrial community and the city and county.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and held membership in the Masons and Shrine Club. He also served as a director of the former Bellefontaine National Bank for a number of years.
In addition to his love of horses, dogs and birds, he was an avid stamp and coin collector and was a staunch booster of the Logan County Fair.
Mr. Hubbard is survived by his wife, the former Janet Milligan, whom he married June 19, 1953, in Indiana; two daughters, Susan MacBoyle of Phoenix and Bonnie Williams of Safety Harbor, Fla.; and a son, Jon B. (Cathie) Hubbard of Bellefontaine.
Other survivors include three grandsons, Thomas J. Hubbard of Bowling Green, Bill Harris of Bellefontaine and Christopher MacBoyle of Arizona; two granddaughters, Kim MacBoyle of California and Raandi Morales of Florida; two great-grandchildren, Melodie Morales and Clinton MacBoyle; a nephew, Bernard (Barney) Schotters of Greenwood Village, Colo.; and a niece, Sally Smith of Indianapolis.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Hubbard Schotters; and a granddaughter, Kelly MacBoyle.
Grace Jean Boggs Lloyd
Grace Jean Boggs Lloyd, 79, of West Mansfield, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Mary Rutan Hospital, following a lengthy illness.
She was employed for 18 years as a nurse's technician at Mary Rutan Hospital. Mrs. Lloyd was a member of the West Mansfield Baptist Church, and enjoyed quilting and spending time with her family.
Born Jan. 25, 1922, in Oka, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Henry and Louisa B. Lane Boggs.
Mrs. Lloyd was preceded in death by one grandson, Gregory Wayne Lloyd; one great-grandson, Nathan Kern; two sisters, Gustia Gandy and Bonnie Cavendar; two brothers, Raymond and Roy Boggs; and two sisters-in-law, Geraldine Woodrum and Imogene Cottrell.
She married Thomas J. Lloyd on Aug. 23, 1940, in Spencer, W.Va., and he died June 8, 2001.
Survivors include one daughter, Wanda (Stephen) Bahan of West Mansfield; two sons, Larry (Diane) Lloyd of West Mansfield and Garry (Debra) Lloyd of Rushsylvania; six grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several great-stepgrandchildren.
Also surviving are two sisters, Myrtle (Alfred) Holley of Charleston, W.Va., and Doris (John) Osborn of Edgewater, Fla.; two brothers, Robert Boggs of Massillon and Ronzle Boggs of Bellefontaine; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Ellen Boggs of Strawsburg and Georgia (Charles) Conley of Virginia; three half sisters, eight half brothers, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Audra Lowella McReynolds
Audra Lowella McReynolds, 16 months, died Saturday morning, Dec. 1, 2001, at Children's Hospital, Columbus.
She was born July 13, 2000, in Columbus, a daughter of Buddy Lee McReynolds and Rebecca L. Selfridge, who survive along with three brothers, Darrel Davis, Blake Foster and Bradley Foster, all of Bellefontaine.
Other survivors include maternal grandparents, Hartley and Shirley Selfridge of Locke, N.Y.; paternal grandmother, Wilma F. McReynolds of Bellefontaine; three aunts, Liza Petro of Jefferson, Jeanne Gilbert of Nice, Calif., and Kathy Coomer; two uncles, Rick Gressner of Bellefontaine and Earl Selfridge of Pittsburgh.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Buddy McReynolds and paternal great-grandparents, Charles and Ann Robson.
A gathering of family and friends will be conducted from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Highland Chapel, West Liberty. Graveside services will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Highland Memorial Cemetery.
Tom Circle, 60, of Springfield, died at 1 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, in his residence.
He was born in West Liberty on Aug. 19, 1941, a son of the late Kenneth and Janice Ferryman Circle.
He was an engineer with Grimes Mfg. and was a member of the Northridge Lions Club and the Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in Urbana.
He is survived by one son, Brian Circle of Urbana; two daughters, Carol (Frank) Circle Smith of Springfield and Lisa Circle of Enon; three grandchildren, Jacob, Frank and Audrey; one brother, Don (Sue) Circle of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and one sister, Ruth (Don) Blevins of London, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by one grandchild, Rachael.
George W. Clayton
George W. Clayton, 68, of 1899 N. County Road 23, Quincy, died at 6:17 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. He was a former Logan County Commissioner.
Born in Quincy on Aug. 22, 1933, he was a son of the late Forest Devere and Agnes Littlejohn Clayton.
On July 18, 1953, he married the former Althea J. Foster, and she survives.
He attended Quincy Village Schools and graduated in 1951 from Sidney High School, where he participated in many activities, including vocational agriculture and band. As a basketball player, he was inducted into the National Athletic Scholarship Society his senior year.
Mr. Clayton farmed 410 acres of land from 1951 to 1991, until he was appointed a Logan County Commissioner on Jan. 15, 1991.
He retired from public office Dec. 31, 2000, after entering politics in 1978, serving as a Pleasant Township Trustee from 1978 to 1991. He also served as president of the Logan County Township Trustees and Clerk's Association from 1984 to 1985 and vice president from 1986 to 1989.
He successfully ran for election and re-election to the commission in 1992 and 1996. He served as president of the Board of Commissioners in 1993, 1995, 1998 and 2000.
Active in the Logan County Republican Party, he served as vice chairman of the Executive Committee. The politician held several other offices, including president of the Logan, Union and Champaign Regional Planning Commission in 1998, president of the Five-County Juvenile Detention Center at Marysville from 1996 to 2000, and was a member of the Area Agency on Aging PSA2 from 1991 to 1999.
He served as secretary/treasurer of the Resource, Conservation and Development Advisory from 1991 to 2000, was president of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program from 1995 to 1996 and was president of the Tri-County Community Action Commission from 1998 to 1999.
From 1996 to 2000, he was chairman of the Logan County Solid Waste District and was chairman of the Logan County General Health District from 1990 to 2000. He was part of the Logan County United Way Membership Cabinet from 1992 to 2000, and the Logan County Leadership Council and the Logan County Economic and Development Council from 1995 to 2000.
He held memberships with Boggs Lodge 292 Free and Accepted Masons, Antioch Shrine, Maplewood Grange 2392 and the Logan County Farm Bureau. He was deputy master of the Ohio State Grange in Shelby County from 1970 to 1976 and was a member of the Shelby County Pomona Grange. He was a member of the Logan County Historical Society.
An adviser for the Maplewood Livestock 4-H Club from 1965 to 1975, he was director of the Maplewood Fire Department from 1965 to 1971 and was a member of Bellefontaine Elks Lodge 132, Indian Lake Watershed, Indian Lake Development Corporation, the Logan County Shrine Club and the DeGraff Pantry Coffee Club.
He was a member of the St. Paul's United Church of Christ, where he was a member of the choir and served as a trustee from 1983 to 1985.
Also surviving are four children George Forest (Barb) Clayton of Quincy and Lisa A. Allen, Belinda (John) Guess and Laura (Tom) Griffin, all of San Francisco; and four grandchildren, Stacey and Forest Clayton and Andrew and Adam Guess.