Blair J. Scofield, 80, 5201 Shore Drive, Celina, died on June 5, 2003, at Hospice of Hamilton at Sunrise, in Hamilton.
He was born Aug. 3, 1922, in Hamilton, the son of Lyle and Grace Scofield. His wife, Mary Frances Steenbergen, survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Candee (Gordon) Jeffries, Somerville, and Cindy (Ted) Brown, Lexington, Ky.; a sister, Imogene Goos, Hamilton; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by a sister, Melva Duvall.
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1942 to 1946, and worked in the family business of L.E. Scofield Window and Door and also bar tended at several Hamilton establishments. He retired to Celina's lakefront in 1980.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday, at Webb Noonan Funeral Home, Hamilton. Visitation is one hour prior to the service.
Contributions can be made to Hospice of Cincinnati.
Lowell E. Gilbert, 79, of Uniondale, Ind., died at 8:05 p.m. June 5, 2003, at his home.
He was born May 21, 1924, in Blackcreek Township, Ind., the son of John B. and Reeta Dowty Gilbert. On March 5, 1948, he married Jeanne Hower, who survives.
Other survivors include four sons, John M. of Portland, Ind., Robert W. of Bluffton, Ind., William H. of High Ridge, Mo., and Charles L. of Richmond, Ind.; two daughters, Teresa (Douglas) Carr of Rockford, and Judy (John) Brehob of Greenwood Ind.; two brothers, Darrell L. of Bluffton, Ind., and David I. of Middletown, Ind.; four sisters, Ruth (Dale) Arnold of Uniondale, Ind., Lois Shearer of Huntington, Ind., and Carol (Jerry) Day and Joyce (Lester) Robert, both of Bluffton, Ind.; nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and great-grandchild.
Deceased is a sister, Janet Cluster.
A World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army, he was a farmer and a member of the Farmers' Union and St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Uniondale, Ind. He was also a member of American Legion, post 111.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. at Goodwin Memorial Chapel, Bluffton, Ind., with the Rev. Otto Dorsh officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery, where a grave side service will be conducted by the American Legion.
Calling is from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Goodwin Chapel.
Contributions can be made to the Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana.
Evelyn R. Buzard, 88, 232 East Columbus St., St. Henry, died at 9:43 a.m. June 6, 2003, at Wayne Hospital in Greenville.
She was born June 29, 1914, in Dayton, the daughter of David and Mildred Wigton Kinnear. On March 23, 1935, she married John W. Buzard, who is deceased.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth W. (Mary) Buzard, and John W. Jr. (Debbie) Buzard; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers,David and Fred; and two sisters, Helen and Mildred.
She retired from Hobart Manufacturing of Greenville in 1976.
Services are at 2 p.m. Monday, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Lowell Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Hospice of Darke County.
Former New Bremen resident Bernadetta E. Heil, 95, died at 5:20 p.m. June 5, 2003, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
She was born July 22, 1907, in Minster, to Bernard and Bernadine Menkhaus Weghorst. On Jan. 29, 1930, she married Clarence Heil who is deceased.
Surviving are a stepdaughter, Catherine Grundish, St. Marys; and five stepgrandchildren.
Deceased are a stepson, Arthur Heil; a brother, Raymond Weghorst; and a stepgrandchild.
She worked at the former Seiberling Latex Co. in New Bremen and retired as a telephone operator at GTE She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, the Rev. John W. Tostrick officiating. Burial will be at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is after 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church memorial fund.
Adam M. Marchal, 22, 145 Royal Oak Drive, Greenville, died at 4 p.m. June 4, 2003, at Wayne Hospital, Greenville. Death was due to cancer.
He was born July 20, 1980, in Greenville, to Frank and Colleen Hiatt Marchal. They survive in Greenville.
Also surviving are a brother, Alex C., at home; maternal grandmothers, Phyllis Isenbarger Hiatt, Versailles, and Patrick Hiatt, Waynesville; and paternal grandmother, Adele Marchal, Versailles.
A paternal grandfather, Paul N. Marchal, is deceased.
He was a 1999 graduate of Greenville Senior High School and a junior at Ohio State University. He received Greenville's Character First Award in September 2002 and was a member of Oakland Church of the Brethren, Greenville, and the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. He was an honorary member of the Darke County OSU Alumni Club. During high school, he participated in football, basketball, track, the Waveaires and the National Honor Society in addition to serving four years as a class officer.
Services are 7 p.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Fred Bernhard officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery near Gettysburg at the convenience of the family.
Calling is 2-9 p.m. today at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville.
Contributions can be made to the Adam Marchal Track Scholarship Fund or Hospice of Darke County.
Loretta K. Meyer, 97, formerly of 64 E. Fifth St., Minster, died at 3:02 p.m. June 5, 2003, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.
She was born Oct. 4, 1905, in Minster, to Joseph and Caroline Gausepohl Helmsing. On Sept. 25, 1928, she married Alfred C. Meyer and he died June 13, 1973.
Surviving are two sons, Jack (Marilyn) of Rochester, N.Y., and Thomas (Nancy) of Minster; a daughter, Bonnie Frierott, Greenville; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son-in-law, Rolland Frierott; three brothers and four sisters.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-5 p.m. Sunday and 9-9:45 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Kenneth Gene Myers, 83, of Rockford, died at 3:07 a.m. today, June 6, 2003, at Colonial Nursing Home, Rockford.
He was born Oct. 14, 1919, in Stark, Ill., to David Henry and Nellie Francis Williams Myers. On June 14, 1947, he married Loverda Howell who survives.
Also surviving is a sister, Virginia Strete, Celina.
Another sister, Fern Smith Smalley, is deceased.
He was a farmer and a member of Rockford United Methodist Church, Shanes Lodge 377, Free & Accepted Masons, Rockford, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks 1197, Van Wert.
Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Mike Berne officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling is 2-7 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Mercer County Heart Association.
James E. Temple, 65, 5490 Behm Road, Celina, died at 11:30 p.m. June 4, 2003, at Veterans Administration Hospital, Dayton.
He was born Sept. 1, 1937, in Celina, to Guy and Doris Houts Temple. Ruth Gross, Bluffton, Ind., his former wife, survives.
Also surviving are a son, Paul (Rose), Natchez, Miss.; two daughters, Donna (Kevin) Brickley, Bluffton, Ind., and Diann (Ray) Maynard, Thornville; a son-in-law, Richard May, Port Charlotte, Fla.; four brothers, Donald (Sharon), Tom (Nancy) and Steve (Tina), all of Celina, and Larry (Joyce), St. Marys; and eight granddaughters.
A daughter, Barbara May, is deceased.
He was a retired truck driver and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of St. Marys American Legion Post 323 and helped to organize an annual food drive for the needy.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial will be at Botkins Cemetery near Montezuma.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Coldwater native Mary Agnes Brooks, 80, of Dayton, died June 2, 2003, at Betheny Lutheran Village, Dayton.
She was born Feb. 13, 1923, in Coldwater, to August and Theresa Rutschilling. On June 22, 1946, she married Dewey Hobson Brooks Jr. who died Oct. 1, 2002.
Survivors are three sons, Dan (Cindy) of Boston, Mass., Robert (Rae Ann) of Bellbrook, and Steve (Mary Jo) of Beavercreek; a daughter, Teresa of Alexandria, Va.; two brothers, Mark (Rosevelyn) Rutschilling and Paul (Grace) Rutschilling, both of Coldwater; two sisters-in-law, Mary Ann and Edna Rutschilling, both of Coldwater; and two grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters, Marcella and Delma Rutschilling; and three brothers, Theodore, Louis and Urban Rutschilling.
She was a homemaker and formerly employed as a secretary at Frigidaire, Dayton. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Dayton.
Funeral Mass is 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Ken Schartz officiating. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery, Dayton.
Calling is 4-7 p.m. Friday at Tobias Funeral Home, Beavercreek Chapel, Dayton, where prayers will be offered at 12:15 p.m. Saturday.
Contributions can be made to the Alzheimers Association of Dayton.