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Ernest Steele
Ernest E. Steele, 56, 5675 Marietta Road, New Lexington, Ohio, died at 2:20 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at his home after a five-month illness. Born Aug. 31, 1943, in Bristol, Ohio, Mr. Steele was operator in charge of the water departments of Somerset, Junction City and Shawnee. He was a member of Aerie 2070 F.O.E. in New Lexington and had served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Donna Thompson Steele of the home; daughter, Bobbie (Allen) Gatwood of Bristol; son, John Steele of the home; sister, Leona Morgan of Middletown, Ohio; sister-in-law, Pat Steele of Middletown; three grandchildren, Renee, Corey and Rebeka; and step-grandchildren, Michael, Amanda and Alfred Jr.He was preceded in death by his parents, Burrel E. and Mildred E. Starner Steele and his brother, Clarence Steele.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at Roberts Funeral Home, 304 Mill St., New Lexington, Ohio with Eagles services at 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at the funeral home with the Rev. Joel Harbarger officiating. Burial will be at New Lexington Cemetery in New Lexington, Ohio.

Louis E. Weaver
Louis E. "Lou" Weaver, 53, of Middletown, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital. He was born in Middletown on Nov. 3, 1946, the son of Ernest L. and Georgia (Georgopoulos) Weaver. Mr. Weaver was a member of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. He served as an altar boy and sang in the choir while growing up. He was a former district governor of the Sons of Pericles and served on the church council. He was a 1964 graduate of Middletown High School where he had played basketball. Mr. Weaver attended Miami University. He had been employed at Garrett Wholesale Co. and as manager at Chakeres Theaters in Fairborn, Ohio. He was also a self-employed antique dealer in the tri-state and other areas. Survivors include his wife, Sharon; his mother, Georgia G. Weaver of Middletown; a godson, Stephen Green of Springfield, Ohio; his father-in-law, Jake Jenkins of Fairborn; two brothers-in-law, Rick (Maria) Jenkins and Brad Jenkins, both of Fairborn; aunts Thalia Soter and Katherine Georgopoulos, both of Springfield; 11 cousins, Carol Whitt of Middletown, Leon Anderson, Beverly Anderson, Sharon Green, Sylvia Krupp, Alex Anderson, Sandra Linardos and Eugenia Papadakis, all of Springfield, Ohio, George Georgopoulos of Texas, and Eugenia Friedman and Bobbi Chifos, both of LaJolla, Calif.; nephews Jan Michael Jenkins and Christopher Jenkins, both of Fairborn; and many second and third cousins too numerous to name as well as many friends. Mr. Weaver was preceded in death by his father, Ernest L. Weaver; mother-in-law, Mary Lois Jenkins; grandfather, Louis Georgopoulis; grandmother Eugenia Georgopoulos; a cousin, Christy Anderson; three aunts, Joanna Chifos, Marie Anderson and Alice Netsos; and an uncle, George Georgopoulos.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, with Father Christos Cristakis officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery in Middletown.The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 2500 Grand Ave., Middletown 45044.

Esther D. Weinstein
Esther Dorothy (Teres) Weinstein, 87, of Middletown, passed away Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at the Hawthorn Glen Nursing Center. Ms. Weinstein was a resident of Middletown for most of her life and was born on Nov. 30, 1912, in Dayton, Ky. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Stanley Weinstein in 1979; a son-in-law, Josef Strauber; brother, Jules Teres; and her parents, Alexander and Mary Teres. Ms. Weinstein is survived by a son, Dr. Harvey (Gwen) Weinstein of Middletown; a daughter, Marcia Strauber of Delray Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren, Vicki (David )Verkley, Michael (Beth) Weinstein, Scott (Jennifer) Weinstein, Francine (Yuron) Hezrony and Heather Stauber; seven great-grandchildren, Devin Verkley, Erin Verkley, Matthew Weinstein, Luke Weinstein, Johnathan Weinstein, Joshua Hezrony and Benjamin Hezrony; and a sister, Ida Hoffman of Philadelphia, Pa. She was a member of Temple Beth Sholom and involved in various organizations and affiliations, such as past president of the Sisterhood of the Temple Beth Sholom, past president of the Hadassah of the Temple Beth Sholom, Middletown Gourmet Club, Middletown Regional Hospital Women’s Auxiliary and the Middletown Duplicate Bridge Club where she was a master bridge player.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitations will be held on Monday, Feb. 14, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home, and funeral services will also be held Monday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Amy Greenbaum, rabbinic intern, officiating
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth Sholom or the American Cancer Society.

Thelma Wells
Mrs. Thelma Wells, 91, of Middletown, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Garden Manor Retirement Community. She was born in Maysville, Ky., on April 15, 1908, and lived here most of her life. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Wells was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle in April, 1977; her parents, Lacey and Esther Adkins; and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Betsy Wells Hamilton in February, 1997. She leaves two sons and their wives, James and Dee Wells of Columbus, Ohio, and Milton and Marilyn Wells of Trenton; a brother, Delmar Adkins of Florida; a sister, Mabel Drake of Middletown; two grandchildren, David Wells of Nevada and Jeff Wells of Medina, Ohio; and four great-grandchildren, Jeffrey and Bradley Wells and Molly and Katey Hamilton.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home, with the Rev. Eric Newell officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of donor's choice.

Merle E. Wendt
Middletown native and All-American football player Merle E. Wendt of Ashland, Ohio, died Saturday evening, Feb. 12, 2000, at the age of 84. He had previously resided in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where he was a charter member of the Northminster Presbyterian Church. Mr. Wendt was born on April 7, 1915, in Middletown, Ohio. He attended Ohio State University where he was captain of the Ohio State University football team. Merle was a three time All-American, chose in 1934, 1935 and 1936. He graduated from OSU in 1937 with a degree in chemical engineering. He spent his entire professional career with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. of Akron, Ohio, where he was the director of chemical engineering and product development. He earned the Goodyear Spirit Award prior to his retirement in 1975. Mr. Wendt was a member of the OSU Sports Hall of Fame, the Summit County and Butler County Sports Hall of Fame and the Middletown Sports Hall of Fame. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, June Stone Wendt, residing in Ashland, Ohio; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Richard Whitely of Bellevue, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Alan and Judy Wendt of Columbus, Ohio; a son-in-law and wife, Dean and Teresa Pflaumer of Mansfield, Ohio; five grandchildren, including Dr. Sean Pflaumer, Todd Pflaumer, Dr. David Wendt, Lisa Wendt and Michael Whitely; and one great-grandchild, Peyton Nancy Pflaumer. Mr. Wendt was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Wendt Pflaumer; his mother and father, Frank and Etta (Sheley) Wendt; and two brothers, Chester F. Wendt and Emerson F. Wendt.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home in Ashland, Ohio. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Chestnut Hill Memorial Park in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to a charity of donor's choice.

Roger C. Brown
Roger C. Brown, 86, of the Ohio Masonic Home, died at 8:10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in Community Hospital, Springfield. He was born March 3, 1913, in Hebron, Ohio, the son of Elmer and Chloe (Simmons) Brown. He was a resident of Dayton for 30 years prior to moving to the Ohio Masonic Home four years ago. He retired from Frigidaire in 1971. He was a 50-year member and Past Master of Waynesville Masonic Lodge No. 163; a member of all three York Rite Masonic bodies in Lebanon, Ohio; a member of Valley of Dayton, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and the Antioch Shrine Temple; and a charter member of the Antioch Past Masters Club. He served for 20 years as a volunteer at Miami Valley Hospital. He is survived by four children, Doris (Larry) Clay of Kettering, David (Carol) Brown of Los Alamos, N.M., Bill (Carol) Brown of Middletown and Suzanne Chilton of Middletown; two sisters, Rebecca Geiger and Naomi Cody; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ohio Masonic Home Chapel. The Rev. Howard Benson will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Ohio Masonic Home Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Roger's memory to the Shriners Burn Institute, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45229.

Eunice M. Carpenter
Mrs. Eunice Mae Carpenter, 72, of Middletown, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Garden Manor Extended Care Center. She was born on Aug. 1, 1927, the daughter of Ollie Stephens and Minnie (Ratliff) Stephens. Mrs. Carpenter was a member of the First Christian Church for more than 50 years. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly Carpenter of Middletown; a son, David (wife Gloria) Carpenter of Monroe; and a sister, Mary Belle Conley of Tipp City. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Basil Carpenter in 1994; and her parents.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Carol Oetzel officiating. Burial will be at Butler County Memorial Park. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Glenn W. Gibbs
Glenn W. Gibbs went to be with his Heavenly Father Monday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born on Oct. 19, 1999, to Ebb and Edith (Beatty) Gibbs in Middletown. He graduated from Middletown High School in 1937. After graduation, he served four years with the 9th Infantry Division in World War II. His tour of duty included North Africa, Sicily, Normandy and Germany. He was awarded seven major battle stars and the Bronze Star. He became a master craftsman in upholstery, working first for Howard's Upholstery and Rothman's Upholstery. He then owned his own ship, Gibbs Upholstery, on Carroll Avenue. He was a member of the Breiel Boulevard First Church of God. Mr. Gibbs was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mary Frances; a son, Glenn Jr.; a brother, Richard (Dick); and a sister, Mildred (Donald) Dennis. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Yvonne (Bonnie); sons John (Lisa) Gibbs of Germantown and David (Susan) of Hunter; grandsons Evan, Eric, Chris and David Jr. (Amy); a stepson, Delbert (Sue) Howison, and stepdaughter, Heather Howison; a sister, Pat Conrad; three brothers, Paul (Rose) Gibbs, Dale (Darlene) Gibbs and Donald (Janet) Gibbs; a brother-in-law, Kenneth (Jacqueline) Stamper; and sisters-in-law, Eileen Stamper and Frances Cogan; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Gibbs was a quiet man, yet witty and caring. He loved puzzles and was an avid scholar of history. He will be truly missed but will remain a cherished memory in many lives.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Eric Newell officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will follow in Woodside Cemetery. American Legion Post 218 Honor Guard will provide military honors at the graveside.

Ella M. Gingerich
SEVEN MILE-Mrs. Ella M. Gingerich, 79, of Seven Mile, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at 12:50 p.m. in Fort Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton, Ohio. She was born in Middletown, the daughter of Charley and Minnie (Daniels) Colwell. She married Charles R. Gingerich on July 20, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 1970. Mrs. Gingerich had been employed as a sales clerk in the men's department of Wilmurs and Elder-Beerman Department Stores. She attended Seven Mile Presbyterian Church and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 138, and the Middletown Senior Citizens. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce McCollum, and her husband, Walter, of Hamilton; a son, Gary Gingerich, and wife, Carolyn, of Middletown; two sisters, "Sis" Weidner of Middletown and Dorothy Crotty of Sarasota, Fla.; five grandchildren, Kim Stokley, and husband, Mike, of Middletown, Laura Weber of Hamilton, Cindy Metcalf of Hamilton, Tracy Cooke, and husband, Edward, and Lisa Haddix, all of Middletown; seven great-grandchildren, Shane Stokley, Zach Holland, Valerie Weber, Myles Weber, Tyler Metcalf, Samantha Haddix and Jonathon Cooke.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 1:30 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 980 N.W. Washington Blvd., Hamilton, with the Rev. Tom Brunner officiating. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Maurice W. Guy Jr.
Maurice Wilson Guy Jr., 73, of the Franklin Nursing Home, formerly of Trenton, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital. He was born on May 10, 1926, in Trenton, Ohio, the son of Maurice W. Guy Sr. and Pauline (Pope) Guy. He graduated from Trenton High School in 1944. Mr. Guy served in the Army during World War II (he saw action in the Battle of the Bulge) and also served during the Korean War. During the following years he worked at Interstate, Inland Container, Armco, Electrolab Encinitas of California, and Kyocera of San Diego, Calif. He lived in California from 1959 to 1992. Surviving are a son, Van Guy of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Barbara (Bill) Fairchild of Middletown; a brother-in-law, William Pummill of Jacksonburg, Ohio; a grandson, Caleb Guy of San Diego; two nieces, Martha Crum and Mary Jane Fairchild; special friends, Bob and Jackie Fairchild; and 26 great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Martha Pummill.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home, with the Revs. John T. Cheetham and Jeff Motter and Mr. Eugene Fifer officiating. Interment will be at Miltonville Cemetery in Trenton, Ohio. Military graveside services will be provided by the American Legion Post 218 Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church, Jacksonburg United Methodist Church or to the Abilities First Foundation.

Marcus A. Hammonds
Elder Marcus A. Hammonds Sr., 85, of Middletown, departed this life Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at Hawthorn Glen Nursing Center. He was born to the union of the late Rev. Fred and Viola Hammonds on May 15, 1913, in Chanute, Kansas. He was a longtime member of the Church of God and Saints of Christ. He pastored the church in Middletown from 1967 until his health failed him several years ago. Elder Hammonds leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Marie Hammonds; four sons, Elder Marcus A. (Debra) Hammonds Jr. and Deacon John G. (Myra) Hammonds, both of Columbus, Ohio, David R. Hammonds of Irvington, N.J., and Joseph A. (Elaine) Hammonds of Newport News, Va.; four daughters, Janice Lashhley and Diane (Nat) Gorman, both of Washington, D.C., Joyce Smith of Oxon Hill, Md., and Marlene F. (Melvin) Shipman of Middletown; two sisters, Jean Amos of Seattle, Wash., and Naomi Ruffin of Virginia Beach, Va.; a brother, Thaddeus Hammonds of Detroit, Mich.; 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and well-wishers.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at Tried Stone Baptist Church, 621 Lafayette Ave., with Evangelist Herbert H. Lewis officiating. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service. Arrangements are by Hall-Jordan Memorial Chapel, 918 S. Main St.

Mary Ismeurt
Former Middletown resident Mrs. Mary (Dohn) Ismeurt died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, in Sarasota, Fla., where she had lived since 1960. She was 82. She was the daughter of Laverne and Clara Dohn. She was born on Dec. 5, 1917, in Pittsburgh, Pa., and moved to Middletown as a small child. She graduated from Middletown High School in 1935 and married Richard D. Ismeurt, also of Middletown, in 1938. She attended classes at the University of Cincinnati. During World War II, she and her husband worked as civilians for the Navy in Pearl Harbor, returning to Middletown after the war. In 1960, she moved with her family to Sarasota, Fla., where she and her husband opened a furniture store. Mrs. Ismeurt was a homemaker and did extensive volunteer work. In Sarasota, she was a member of the Kiwanees, St. Wilfred's Episcopal Church and the Daughters of the King. She was very active in her church and community. She volunteered at Doctors Hospital, Meals on Wheels, Literary County of Sarasota, FISH (charter member), and served on diocesan committees. She wrote music and poetry and loved her family. Survivors include two daughters, Margaret C. Blasingame of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mary E. Kennedy of Sarasota; a son, Robert L. Ismeurt of Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Edward N. Dohn of Middletown; seven grandchildren; nieces Betty Apple and Peg Burton; nephews David and Michael Dohn; and Richard Ismeurt, to whom she was married for 40 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Helen Dohn; and an infant son, Richard Dohn Ismeurt.
ARRANGEMENTS: A service will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Middletown. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Ascension, 2709 McGee Ave., Middletown, Ohio 45042.

Ruth L. Knepshield
Ruth Louise Knepshield, 86, of Middletown, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000. She was born on Jan. 21, 1914, in Middletown, Ohio, to Howard Leech and Pearl (McChesney) Knepshield. She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church. She attended local schools and graduated in 1932 from Middletown High School. She was active in sports and enjoyed bowling, bicycling and softball among others. After graduation, she worked for Pete and Gus Lembasis who owned "So Different Ice Cream Parlor" on Central Avenue. One day, her sister, Mary, called her from her work and said, "They're hiring at Gardner Paper!" Louise took off her apron, walked out, got on her bicycle and rode up to Gardner's where she got a job. She worked there for 43 years, retiring in 1976. Never married, Louise was petite, quiet and unassuming. She enjoyed her extended family of 17 great-nephews and nieces and six great-great-nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Leech and Pearl (McChesney) Knepshield; and three brothers, Howard, Harold and Charles Knepshield. Among her survivors are a sister, Mary Leopold of Middletown; a cousin, Edna Kirby of Middletown; sister-in-law Mary Lee Knepshield (widow of Charles) of Middletown; five nephews, Jan Knepshield, and wife, Darlene, of Newport, Ky., Dr. Harold D. Knepshield, and wife, Cathy, of Carmichael, Calif., C. Mac Knepshield, and wife, Barbara, of Middletown, Lee Knepshield of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Scot Knepshield, and wife, Mary Dee, of Dublin, Ohio; three nieces, Sharon Johnson, and husband, Gene, of Dublin, Ohio, Derylann Mather, and husband, Ted, of Germantown, and Lynda Goecke, and husband, Gene, of Middletown; long-time companion, Velma Tusing of Middletown; 17 great-nieces and nephews; and six great-great-nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 4, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Keeny officiating. Entombment will be at Woodside Cemetery Mausoleum, Middletown.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 120 S. Broad St., Middletown, 45044; or the American Cancer Society, 105 McKnight Drive, Middletown 45044.

Blanche J. Marien
Mrs. Blanche J. Marien, 72, of Middletown, died Sunday night, Feb. 6, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born on Jan. 1, 1928, in Antwerp, Belgium. She had been a resident of Middletown since 1967. Mrs. Marien is survived by her husband of 51 years, Francis J. Marien; a daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Ingrid Marien Standafer and Kenneth R. Standafer of Middletown.
ARRANGEMENTS: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at Holy Trinity Church of Holy Family Parish, with Father John Civille as celebrant. Entombment will be at the Woodside Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home.
MEMORIALS: The family suggests memorial contributions be made to PAWS, 2790 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, P.O. Box 684, Middletown, 45042.

Anna J. McCloud
Mrs. Anna J. McCloud, 88, of Middletown, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at her residence. She was born on April 22, 1911, in Campton, Ky., the daughter of James Baxter Roberts and Mary Lou (Cable) Roberts. Mrs. McCloud is survived by a daughter, Betty Spurlock of Clarksville, Ohio; three sons, James Dale (wife Betty) McCloud of Franklin, Robert (wife Shirley) McCloud of Middletown and Leroy (wife Kathleen) McCloud of Yellow Springs, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alva N. McCloud in 1987; a daughter, Helen Whisman; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Orville and James Roberts; and four sisters, Mable Edwards, Nancy Puckett, Bertie Cundiff and Ruth Campbell.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Danny Griffith officiating. Burial will be at Springboro Cemetery Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown.

Darla McDowell
Darla McDowell, 36, a resident of Franklin, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at Sycamore Hospital. She was born in Pomona, Calif., on March 21, 1963, the daughter of Noah and Frances (Blair) Caudill. Survivors include her children, Joseph S. Caudill and Lissie Lynn Caudill, both of Franklin, Ohio; a brother, Leonard D. Caudill, and wife, Sheri A. Caudill, of Franklin; a niece, Angela M. Ellenburg of Middletown; and a nephew, David S. Caudill of Bellbrook, Ohio.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the Colligan Funeral Home, 437 S. Third St., Hamilton, Ohio. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Irene V. Melampy
SPRINGBORO-Mrs. Irene Vida Melampy, 92, of 2600 Factory Road, passed away Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at Sycamore Hospital. She was born on Dec. 18, 1907, in Kentucky, the daughter of Joe and Saddie Price. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Earnest P. Melampy; a son, Earnest P. Melampy Jr.; and a grandchild, Tony Wiley. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Conn of Springboro; brothers, Gene Studer of Kentucky and Billy Price of Mainesville; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Doug Sczerba officiating. Burial will be in Springboro Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Helen V. Silverman
Mrs. Helen Viola Silverman, 91, of Springboro, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at her residence. She was born in Burrville, Tenn., on March 26, 1908, a daughter of Melvin and Viola (Young) Hughes. Mrs. Silverman had formerly taught at Spalding University in Louisville, Ky., where she was a member of the Beechmont Methodist Church. She is survived by a sister, Maude McFillen of Middletown; a brother, Leroy Hughes of Loveland, Ohio; nieces Kay Baber, Ruth Snelling, Marilyn Daulton, Sue Hughes and Sandy Hughes; and nephews Wiley Witherspoon and Wayne Hughes. Her husband, Jacques B. Silverman, preceded her in death on May 3, 1993.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. Friends may call one hour prior to services Monday at the funeral Home. Burial will follow in Woodside Cemetery.

Earl Tice
Earl Tice, 71, of 1907 Greenfield Drive, West Middletown, passed away Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at Miami Valley Hospital. He was born on Sept. 17, 1928, and was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Tice was a truck driver for many years and drove for several area trucking companies. He is survived by his son, Gary Tice of Creedmoore, N.C.; a stepbrother, Ronald Stapleton of Rogersville, Tenn.; and three grandchildren
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Woodhill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Bryan T. Wills
Bryan T. Wills, age 55, of Hamilton, passed away in Fort Hamilton Hospital at 1:33 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000. He was born in Glendale on Dec. 8, 1944. Bryan was a member of the Grace Baptist Church where he played the organ and piano; was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, and the United States Air Force from 1963 to 1978 and was employed as a financial advisor for Middletown Regional Hospital for 10 years, retiring in 1997. He is survived by one son, Brandon Wills of Camden; one daughter, Amiee Conklin and her fiance Jeremi Rhodus of Oxford; one sister, Terri L. Cameron of Clearwater, Fla; and two grandchildren, Sabryna Wills and Austin Conklin. He was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Cameron.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Brown-Dawson Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Ave., Hamilton. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Dr. Gail Terrell, pastor of Grace Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park.
MEMORIALS: The family requests memorials to the Grace Baptist Church.

Timothy E. Wilson
Timothy E. Wilson, 47, of Cincinnati, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at his residence in Indian Hill, Ohio. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, on July 19, 1952, and a member of the Lutheran church in Cincinnati. Among his survivors are his parents, Charles E. and R.C. Irene (Lakins) Wilson of Middletown; a twin brother, Thomas C. Wilson of Hamilton; two sisters, Launa Lee Wilson of Mason and Kathryn K. (Robert) Lathey of Trenton; a nephew, Jon Lathey of Trenton; and two nieces, Kelly (Dustin) Griffin of Monroe and Traci Wilson-Crank of Franklin.
ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial services will be private at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. James Kinser officiating. Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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