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Miscellaneous Butler County, Ohio Obituaries

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Carolyn McMillen
Mrs. Carolyn (Sparks) McMillen, 83, of 305 Riverside Drive, Russell, Ky., died Monday, May 11, 1998, at the home of her daughter, Emily Webb, in Springboro, Ohio. She was born on June 13, 1914, in Russell, Ky., the daughter of Emma and William Sparks. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Russell. Mrs. McMillen was a member of First United Methodist Church of Ashland, Ky. She was also a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, Heritage Woman's Club of Ashland and the Russell Civic Association. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James N. ``Bo'' McMillen; and a sister, Elizabeth Williams. Survivors include her daughter, Emily (Mrs. James L.) Webb; two grandchildren, James Scott Webb of Cincinnati and Ashley Dudley of Springboro, Ohio; a great-grandchild, Dereck Dudley of Springboro; two sisters, Jeannette (Mrs. Paul) Nickell of Lexington, Ky., and Daisy (Mrs. Robert) Arthur of Fort Thomas, Ky. Entombment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, at Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum in Ashland, Ky. The Revs. William McKenzie and Don Young will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis St., Middletown, 45044; or to the Russell Civic Association, Russell, Ky. 41169. Eaton-Anderson-Unglesby Funeral Home of Franklin is handling arrangements.

Marie Mitchell
Mrs. Marie Mitchell, 72, of 1020 14th Ave., died Tuesday evening, May 5, 1998, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born on Aug. 29, 1925, in Detroit, Mich., to the late Arthur and Lavater Hackney. She was a member of New Era Baptist Church, pantry committee of New Era Baptist, Sovaltas Social Club and Jolly Rogers Club. Besides her parents, Mrs. Mitchell was also preceded in death by a son, Grant "Butch'' Mitchell; her stepfather, Ira Bryant; a brother, Edward Hackney; and a stepsister, Inell McCord. She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving and devoted husband, the Rev. John L. Mitchell Sr.; two sons, John L. (Inez) Mitchell Jr. of Winthrop Harbor, Ill., and Michael James (Jacquline D.) Mitchell of Charlotte, N.C.; another daughter-in-law, Rhonda (Grant, now deceased) Mitchell; a brother-in-law, James Mitchell of Middletown; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Hackney of Middletown and Beatrice Turner of Dayton; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; an aunt, Undeen Riley of Middletown; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hall-Jordan Memorial Chapel, 918 S. Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Era Baptist Church, 1120 Yankee Road, with the Rev. Gregory Ballard officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery.

Elizabeth A. Miller
Elizabeth A. Miller, 89, of Middletown, passed away Monday, April 27, 1998, at Columbia Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, Ky. She was born in Bellaire, Ohio, on Nov. 2, 1908, the daughter of the late George and Emma Long Rodewig. Mrs. Miller was a member of Holy Family Parish and a teacher. She taught at Middletown High School and Holy Trinity School for 20 years and had also taught at Monroe High School. She was a volunteer for Middletown Area Senior Citizens for 15 years. Surviving are two sons, Leo S. (Nancy) Miller of Thonotassa, Fla., and Jerome F. "Jake'' (Gwen) Miller of Bowling Green, Ky.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leo S. Miller Sr.; two brothers; and three sisters. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Chapel of Holy Family Parish. Father George Klein will officiate. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home. Prayers will be offered at 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Middletown Area Senior Citizens Center, 9 City Centre Plaza, Middletown, 45042.

Damie E. Moore
Mrs. Damie Elizabeth Moore, 86, formerly of Monroe, died Thursday, April 23, 1998, at Willow Knoll Nursing Center. She was born on Sept. 16, 1911, in Middletown, the daughter of Charles Hixon and Sadie Mae (Garrison) Hixon. Mrs. Moore, and her husband, Ance, were owners and operators of Mohata Decorators. She was a member of Breiel Boulevard First Church of God. Surviving are two daughters, Janet Dennis of Corona, Calif., and Karen, and her husband, Edgar Knott, of Middletown; three sons, Dan Moore, and his wife, Nancy, of Middletown, Bill Moore, and his wife, Angie, of Corona, Calif., and Michael Moore of Middletown; 14 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Anderson of Camache, Iowa; and a brother, Jack Hixon of Hamilton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ance Moore, in 1996. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Vernon Maddox officiating. Visitation will be one hour before service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis St., Middletown, 45044.

Fredrick L. Moore
FRANKLIN - Fredrick Lewis Moore, 48, of 23 S. River St., Apt. 4, passed away at his residence on Sunday, May 10, 1998. Mr. Moore was born in Myers Grove, Tenn., on Aug. 11, 1949, to Orville F. and Shirley (Wells) Moore. He is survived by his wife, Marie (Gunckel) Moore; his mother, Shirley Moore of Middletown; three sons, Fredrick S. Moore of Middletown and Edward and Joseph C. Moore, both of Franklin; a daughter, Kathryn Moore, brothers Steven and Tim Moore, and a sister, Lisa Zornes, all of Franklin; and five grandchildren. Visitation will be from noon to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home, 1357 E. Second St., Franklin. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. at Woodhill Cemetery.

Marie B. Moore
CAMDEN - Mrs. Marie B. Moore, 68, of Camden, passed away on Monday, May 4, 1998, at her residence. She was born in Finecastle, Va., on Dec. 18, 1930, the daughter of Earl and Mary Lou (Mackey) Dillon. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Moore is survived by seven children, including four daughters, Ethel Stanridge of Oklahoma City, Okla., Janet Childers of Waco, Ky., Phyliss Henson of Oxford and Melanie Violet Moore of Camden, and three sons, Richard Moore of Camden, Charles Moore of New Lexington, Ohio, and David Moore of Hamilton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Henry Dillon of Ocala, Fla., and Richard Dillon of Eaton, Ohio; and a sister, Judy Angel of Camden. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Limber Funeral Home, Willard Moss Jr. Memorial Chapel, 249 N. Main St., Camden. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

'Bill' Morningstar
Ralph William "Bill'' Morningstar, 72, of 7973 Thomas Road, died at 11:10 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 1998, at Middletown Regional Hospital. He was born in Middletown on Jan. 21, 1926, the son of Charlie and Pearl Stamm Morningstar. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Morningstar had been employed at Armco Steel Co. for 32 years, retiring in 1988 as a furnace tender. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3809, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Post 131, a member of American Legion Post 218 and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 501. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William and Debbie Morningstar of Hamilton; two grandchildren, Jason and Sheila Morningstar; a brother, Charles D. Morningstar of Middletown; and a special friend, Lois Burns of Middletown. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise, in 1988; and three sisters, Margery Cromwell, Lucille Agnor and Mabel Wood. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Chris Tannreuther officiating. Interment will be in Butler County Memorial Park, where military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 218 Color Guard. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mary Munger
Former Middletown native and resident Mrs. Mary Williamson Munger, 86, of Stonehedge Nursing Home, Chittenango, N.Y., died there Sunday, May 10, 1998. She was born in Middletown, Ohio, and lived in here until 1935. She had also formerly resided in Hudson, Ohio, from 1959 to 1995 and in Fayetteville, N.Y. She was a graduate of Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio, where she was a member of the board of trustees. Mrs. Munger traveled the world with her husband, Hamnett, a member of the International Executive Services Corp. (Peace Corps for older people.) She was a member of the DeWitt, N.Y., Community Church. Her husband, Hamnett P. Munger, died in 1981. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy M. Humpleby of Jamesville, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family in DeWitt, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational Church of Hudson, 47, Aurora St., Hudson, Ohio 44236. Fairchild & Meech Funeral Home, DeWitt (N.Y.) Chapel, handled arrangements.

Ronnie L. Manning
Ronnie L. Manning, 46, of Wapakoneta, died Saturday, July 11, 1998, at Middletown Regional Hospital. He was born on Aug. 19, 1951, and lived in Middletown most of his life. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard and was a welder and engineer for Hilti Company, IMS, and Form Foundations. He was affiliated with the Franklin First Church of God, a member of the Middletown Sportsman's Club and the Trenton Fishing Club. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Beatrice (Owen) Masters, and Levi Sr. and Minnie May Manning. He is survived by his wife of 2 1/12 years, Cathie Manning, of Middletown; daughters, Connie Kuitems, and her husband, Frank, of Florida, and Joann Manning, also of Florida; a son, Ronnie Levi Manning, of Wapakoneta; a stepdaughter, Debbie Young, of Middletown; stepsons, Gene Bolton, and his wife, Rhonda, of Middletown, Tom and Jamie, of Columbus, and Brian and Schellie, of Miamisburg; parents, Alma Jean and Levi Manning Jr., of Middletown; sister, Cheryle Ann Temple, and her husband, Bob, of Cincinnati; niece, Trisha Caudill, and her husband, Brian, of Cincinnati; nephew, Tyler Caudill, of Cincinnati; one grandchild on the way; and eight step-grandchildren. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Franklin First Church of God, 704 S. River St., Franklin. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, at the Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home, with the Rev. Doug Sczerba officiating. Burial will be in the Butler County Memorial Park.

Wilhelmina P. Martin
HAMILTON - Wilhelmina Patrick Martin, 82, of 261 N. F St., Hamilton, died Monday, June 29, 1998, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. She was born Oct. 25, 1915 in Westernport, Md., the daughter of James F. and Lillian (Dolly) Patrick. She was a graduate of Bruce High School in Westernport, Md. She was a former librarian at West Virginia University, Potomac State College of West Virginia, General Electric ANP in Cincinnati and Armco in Middletown. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hamilton, where she was a choir member for 25 years and active in the Women's Society. She is survived by her son, Geral E. Martin of Frankfurt, Germany; a daughter, Sharon Martin Betts and husband, Tom, of Worthington; five grandchildren, G. Keith Martin of Wash. D.C., Marine Sgt. Richard M. Betts and wife, Dee Dee, of Ft. Knox, Ky., Nancy and Elizabeth Betts of Worthington and Sasha Martin of Florida; a greatgrandson, Logan Martin Betts; a dear friend, Inge Friedrich; and many loving relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, O. Elmore Martin. A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Hamilton with the Rev. John Flint and the Rev. Grant Montgomery officiating. A memorial service will also be held at the First United Methodist Church of Keyser, W.Va., on Saturday. Her ashes will be interred at Potomac Memorial Gardens in Keyser, W.Va. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to First United Methodist Church of Hamilton, or to First United Methodist Church of Keyser, W.Va.

William McIntosh Sr.
William Andy McIntosh Sr., 59, of Middletown, died Monday, June 22, 1998, at his residence. He was born on Oct. 4, 1938, in Jackson, Ky., and had lived in this area since 1964. He served in the U.S. Army. Mr. McIntosh had worked in construction for Armrel Construction Co. for 20 years and in the automotive department at Sears for 18 years. Among his survivors are his wife of 33 years, Charlotte (Sebastian) McIntosh, whom he married on Oct. 21, 1964; three daughters, Tracey Iles of Newport, Ky., and Phyllis Banks, and her husband, Terry, and Patricia McIntosh, all of Middletown; two sons, William McIntosh Jr., and his wife, Michelle, of Monroe, and Terry McIntosh, and his wife, Venessa, of Mason, Ohio; five grandchildren; a brother, Rollie McIntosh of Cincinnati; and two sisters, Louise Byrd of Booneville, Ky., and Ellen Waters of Cincinnati. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hayes and Nannie (Short) McIntosh. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown, with Pastor Stanley D. Smith officiating. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park in Trenton. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

L. Anders McLaughlin
L. Anders McLaughlin, 82, of Middletown died Thursday, June 25, 1998 at 205 Arnold Dr. He was born Dec. 5, 1915 in Hamilton, the son of Percival and Elizabeth Whitesell McLaughlin. He was a World War II Army veteran, a life member of the Middletown Sportsman Club, a life member of V.F.W. Post No. 3809, a life member of American Legion Post No. 218 Color Guard, and a member of St. John's Choir for years. He was a member of Holy Family Parish and worked for Railway Express for 37 years, retiring in 1975. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jean Robison McLaughlin of Middletown; daughter, Ann McLaughlin of Middletown; and grandson, Dustin McLaughlin of Middletown. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Parish, St. John's Chapel with Father John Civille officiating. Calling hours will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding funeral home. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery.

Anthony Mislovich
Anthony F. "Tony'' Mislovich, 72, of Middletown, died Saturday, July 11, 1998, at the Middletown Regional Hospital. He was born Dec. 1, 1925, in Middletown, to Arnold and Anna Karovich Mislovich. He is survived by a sister, Mary Kremer, and her husband, Al, of Middletown; a nephew, Terry Kremer, and his wife, Robyn, of Middletown; a great-nephew, Matt Kremer; a great-niece, Lisa Kremer; step-great-nephews, Jeremiah and Justin Kilmer; and a step-great-niece, Heather Kilmer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Anna Mislovich. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a Tech Fourth Grade in the Army. He was a member of Holy Family Parish. He was an accountant at Armco Steel for 31 years before retiring on June 30, 1982. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Chapel, with the Rev. John Civille officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Butler County American Cancer Society.


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